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pf MH V . « JS p Y - .:i :.v. 7 t potpourri fmumm 11 Jouisiana tateKonrttilStliool lU ±. . M Sriiralion QII)e " Jatl?pr of tljp Normal, " mt bring, as a tnkrn of nur affprtiou attii gratiluJir, ollinurri 1913. tl|r toil nf nur Ijan H. tl)p lour of nur lirartfi. tl|p rljilft nf nur tlinuglita Js-A- , rl X .. XN 1884, thf l)ill })i()vi(ling for the cstublishincnt o f the Normal School was in- troduced in the Legislature 1)V Judge William Srsw of Shrevcport. It became a law at oiicf. and a comniit liv was iij)point ' d to decide on the location of tlu school. Several places — Homer, Shrevcport, Alex- andria, and even New Or- leans — made a s t r o n g fight for the school, but through the influence of (- ' aptain Caspari, then a member of the House, it was located in Natchi- toches, the town and parish giving the present beauti- ful site, then containing one hundred and seven acres, and the old convent buildings. In tlicse the school had its beginning in 1885. Throughout a long and honorable service in the Legisla- ture, Captain Caspari has been the Normal ' s staunchest friend, protecting it in its infancy and defending it in its maturitv. wR v .V.V- ' 3Iuu0rattflu t XN FORMER volumes of the Potpourri, our purpose has been to por- tray the different phases of our Normal life, especially that part of it which we realize least, but whose joys and fun we remember long after tile troubles and failures are forgotten. Hence Potpourri has been likened to a rose-jar exhaling sweet remem- brances and iiappy thoughts. A more pungent blending have we tried to mingle in our book this year, so mixing in monotonous school life with our triumphs and merry-making as to enable you to taste the whole as a spicy concoction, thus becoming better accjuainted with our rrand old Alma Mater, our student life, and with us. t If we have not our duty done, Nor your most gracious favor won. Yet take the will, friends, for the deed: " To please our readers " is the creed Of Potpourri ! But if dull care we ' ve driven awaj ' , For some small meed of thanks we pray Is t JL. ' u- ■■- ■ji:. h-f ' ®l|p g laff Frank Barnes ) r» • tvt I Business Managers Malcolm Kaffie ) Margie Hays j . Lucy Leveque J Earline Hester I Associate Editors Florence Beatty j ASSISTANT EDITORS. Bessie Carr Crockett Jones Lucy Le Blanc Miriam Carver Irion Nelkcn Myrtle Cannon Frank Jackson Lalon Nelson Belle Granary Laura Welch Hcdwigc Serpas Albert Kelso Stella Cage Irion Jack ART EDITORS. Cora Lee Henry Sadie Barlow Roby Loomis Mary Irene Germany aialpn ar 1912-13 September 22, 1912 Dormitories open September 23, 1912 Enrollment and Examinations September 24, 1912 Term begins December 13, 1912 Term closes December 14) to December 29, 1912 Mid-winter vacation December 30, 1912 Winter term begins March 21, 1913 Winter term closes March 24, 1913 Spring term begins June 12, 1913 Spring term closes June 13, 1913 Summer term begins T ' Mi Prcstibcnt ©. TL. Clop ' %: A jo-»i " tsps; , " f " SsT J ia 2iS ri5. i - ' ' 2 «= i ' W » lnar of AbmmtBlratora EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS. His Excellency Luther E. Hall, Governor of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, La. Hon. T. H. Harris, State Superintendent of Education, Baton Rouge, La. V. L. Roy, President of State Normal School, Natchitoches, La. liEPRESENTATIVE MEMBERS. Hon. Newton C. Blanchard, First District, Shreveport, La. Hon. Swords R. Lee, Third District, Alexandria, La. Hon. Ben R. Mayer, P ' ourth District, Baton Rouge, La. Dr. L. Fourgeaud, Breaux Bridge, La. Hon. J. L. Bryan, Resident Administrator, Natchitoches, La. m OFFICERS OF THE BOARD. Governor Luther E. Hall, President, Baton Rouge, La. Hon. Newton C. Blanchard; Vice-President, Shreveport, La. Mr. Edward Phillips, Treasurer, Natchitoches, La. Mr. T. P. Chaplin, Secretary, Natchitoches, La. m i piki Jatultg . li. Roy President LANGUAGES. .AIrs. L. C. McVoy English Mabkl Moore English Orra E. Carroll English NoELiE Hart French §R. W. WiNSTEAD Latin S .v J. C. South Latin : .% EDUCATION. -H; ' ; C. C. Whisexhuxt Training Teacher J. E. Bowden Pedagogy Roberta Newell History of Education, Psychology -jjj " C. J. Brown Principal Rural Education " J. E. Guahdia Principal Model School ' ■ ' CRITIC TEACHERS OF MODEL SCHOOL. Amelia E. Gaulden Ninth and Tenth Grades ViRGiNLv Hulsart Eighth Grade Augusta Nelken Seventh Grade Edith Porter Sixth Grade Carmen Breazeale Fifth Gr«ide Bess A. Graham Fourth Grade % f C. Alicia Dickson Third Grade Jemmie Nelson Second Grade Bessie V. Russell First Grade SCIENCE. George Williamson Biology, Botany, Zoology L. A. Davis Chemistry, Physics jfc ' . Dr. C. G. Pool Chemistry, Physics Helena Messerschjiidt Physics : ' 1. ECONOMICS. Dean E. Varnado ; History A. D. St. Amant Sociology, History AGRICULTURE. J. W. Bateman Agriculture F. E. Merriman .Dairying DOMESTIC SCIENCE AND IMANUA L TRAINING. Margaret Weeks Domestic Science A. M. Hopper Manual Training ART. Isabel Williamson Drawing May Phillips Drawing MATHEMATICS. P. T. Hedges Mathematics J. R. Shoptaugh Mathematics MUSIC. Prof. Browne Martin Instrumental Music Mrs. Browne Martin Voice Edith Bundy Piano Mary Louise Dickinson Piano H. W. Stopher Leader of Band, Singing Scharlie Russell Librarian Mrs. Henry H. wkins Matron Mrs. Lillie M. Keane Graduate Nurse Mrs. M. V. Wildesen Secretary Leven L. McCook Registrar J. C. Monroe Auditor W. A. Trisler Superintendent of Grounds W. T. Row Watchman M i " I I ' s? : yfA t: S Xi K l©e bcbicatc tfjig page of l otpourri to tfjc mcmorp of our claggmatcs tofjo are no longer toitf) us anb to make bnoton our beep anb lasting feeling of tl)eir absence Milltp (Sibba AttniP amhtn limit trjjljpna iiarg ICiEEtP larrflui ilattif (EanttPtta Annie l nrnabg -7? jW4i6. ' Mloptana OFFICERS. Harot.d Kaffir President AuDiE Williams Vice-President Gladys Callen Secretary LossE CoLVEN Treasurer MOTTO. " Wisely and slow ; they stumble who run fast. " COLORS: Red and Green. EMBLEM : Holly. F ■- |ir;. i..j,it:i«-a . (Elaaa Unll Franklin, Lh. l- ' iinnlc Biiilcy Franklin, La. Maggie liecncl g Gabriel, La. Marie Berthelot Franklin, La. Vivian Blacknian Bunkie, La. Grace Bordclon j»jp . Jberia, La. Gladys Callen ■crda, La. Esnia Collins Dubach, La. Lossc Colvin Plaqueniinc, La. Jeanne Conieaux j t . £j.a. La. Julia Christiana Dale Hermitage, La. Liez Decuir Union, La. Ruby DeRouen Simsboro, La. Maggie Durrett Natchitoches, La. Joseph T. Fowler " " Washington, La. Cecilia Gardener Hohen Solmc, La. Myrtle Harrel Boyce, La. Lucille Hickman Natchitoches, La. Harold Kaffie Minden, La. Sallic Kennon Bclhvood, La. Edmond A. Lee Iota, La. Viola McMillan Plaquemine, La. Eiffel Marionncaux Many, La. Florence Nabours Clinton, La. Helen Norckauer Pelican, La. Percy Robertson Natchitoches, La. Ora Scott Thibodaux, La. Norbert Shaver Mansfield, La. Rosa Lee Shelton Gueydan, La. ]Mary Sweeney Patterson, La. Bessie Tarkton ; Columbia, La. Bessie Walker Columbia, La. Katie Walker Winnfield, La. Audie Williams m. ' ■ ' -4 A ' y |, -,llJ- - % m AltrutBta WINTER CLASS OF NINETEEN-THIRTEEN. OF FICERS. Marion D. Hargrove President Lottie Bailey Vice-President Rosalind Stafford Secretary Irion Nelken Treasurer Bessie Carr Historian Lucy LeBlanc Prophet Maria LeBl. nc Poet MOTTO. " Do unto otlicrs as you would liave otlicrs do unto you. " COLORS. Lavender and Green. FLOWER. Wistaria. 1% - -t Lottie Bailey E. I . S. Minden, La. " Go-between ; " ' Vice-president of Class; Tennis Club; Choral Society; Y. W. C. A. " An all-round girl. " Frank Harnes S. . . K Lula, La. Business Manager of Potpourri President of S. A. K. in fall of 1912 Varsity Football; Varsity Baseball Track. " He rules the world with his eyes. ' 1 Haet%vell Bordelox S. A. K. Bunkie, La. Tennis Club. " O ' er books consumes the mid- night oil. " lAH Kahi. Bheavx Franklin, La. Track Team member. " F.very man has his honestv is his. " . ..M. C. C. fault, and ' - ,Cv mv k m .. ik Tennis Club. " Few words indicate a wealth of Aijvt: nr T-ciir S. A. K. .Mchillc, La. Captain of Var.sity Basket-Ball Team; Tennis Cliil); Choral Society. " To myself do I owe my fame. " xciiE De Rouex E. I,. S. Marcel, La. Calisthenics; Orchestra; Apostle- ship of Prayer. " What the her cheeks are tan — She plays like an angel. " Thomas Ei-lendeii M. C. C. Houma, La. Critic of M. C. C; Tennis Club; Choral Society. " We thank the gods our Rome has such a soldier. " ' - Annie Laubie Field S. A. K. Lutcher, La. Tennis Club; Indoor Baseball; Cho- ral Society; Mandolin and Guitar Club; Apostleship of Prayer. " Weighed in the balance and not found wanting. " J. E. Freeman E. L. S. Natchitoches, La. President of E. L. S.; Varsity Foot- ball Team; Band; " Big Hog. " " Would that the world knew my greatness. " » y. Bennie Flvnn S. A. K. Oak Ridge, La. Tennis Club. " All sweetness, but no vanity, is here. " Lenora Fuller E. L. S. Dubach, La. Critic of E. L. S.; Tennis Club. " She never does any thing by halves. " 23 Myha Gai.liox S. A. K. Natchitoches, La. Tennis Club. " She is a girl after our own hearts. " Mariok D. HAncRovE E. L. S. Xatchitoches, La. President of E. L. S. in fall; Class President; Class Representati ' e; Band. " ' Tis Queer how some men will work to keep from working. " Clara Guilujt M. C. C. Plattenville, La. Editor of M. C. C; Tennis Club; President of . postleship of Prayer. " I have yet to see her calm temper ruffled. " Illa Hickmax S. . . K. Boyce, La. Tennis Ch ' b. ' " A little bit of sarcasm, a little bit of wit. " Mahia Le Buvnc M. C. C. Chauvin, La. Class Poet; Tennis Club. ..TO " She fears no danger and shuns I " . no labor. " J. J. OSWAU) MOKTEGUT E. L. S. Laplace, La. President of E. L. S. in summer; Vice-President of E. L. S.; Sergeant- at-Arms of E. L. S.; Vice-President of French Circle. " A man whose tongue is loosely bound; A better orator can ' t be found. " E. D. Perkins S. A. K. Tennis Club. " The least said is easiest mended. " Mary Olivia Scott S. A. K. Mer Rouge, La. Tennis Club. " Give to the world the best that is in thee, And the best will come back to thee. " KosAi.ixi) STAiT-oiin S. A. K. Cheneyville, La. Class Secretary; Track Team; Ten- nis Club; Secretary of S. A. K.; Y. W. C. A. " Sweet and mild is this mischievous child. " tiDA Spier S. A. K. Naff, La. Tennis Club. " If eflfort brings success — fame is hers. " Alletta Lee Thompson S. A. K. Monroe, La. Tennis Club. " Ever ready to give a smile and helping hand. To those teaching a primary band. " t I s ISABEI.ll. llllOII ' SClS S. A. K. Boycc, La. Folk Dancing; Choral Society. " Her voice is like a rain of glossy music under echoing trees. " I.Eox. W11.SOX S. A. K. Monroe, La. Basket-Bail Team; Tennis Club. " A sweet and sportive temper has she. Which brings joy and comfort where ' er she be. " Tennis Club; Secretarv of S. . . K.; Y. W. C. A. " A little thing, but O, my ! " Carrie Wixtz S. A. K. Burnside, La, Tennis Club. " Some have wit, some have fame; Both belong to her Lesora C asp ah I S. A. K. Katchitoclics, l,- . Class Artist; Tennis Cliil). " A small representation of the rea l thing. " IitioN Nelken E. L. S. Xatchitoclies, i.a. J ' ? Assistant Editor of Potpourri; A,i A Band. " A true botanist who will some day head the Burbank list. " i f vfh Calisthenics. Ida Means S. A. K. Gloster, La. " A gentle maid of DeSoto — who knows the world in toto. " N Vt Cecile J. Weil S. A. K. Monroe, La. J3 J1 Tennis Club. jS % " A lady, the wonder of her kind, ' J Whose form is upborn by a lovely . jki- ' mind. " i ■ - S?. ft;,: ■ t !■ .lEANNETTh: WeMP S. A. K. Natchitoches, La. Tennis Clul). " Nature has beauty and charms, and so has she. " i m. m ■te jj mx ; !M ' - -v.- :. M: ' ' ' im K«M i l Kj f ' ' M Siarg of tlj AUrutatfi rieptoiuber, 1911. LL HERE ; We are launched out on the sea, on our course of the L. S. N., hoping to become worthy sea- men and to gain honor lor ourselves and for the school. Most of us arc what one would call " f reshies, " but some of us have been through the model school, while othei-s have completed some of the lower terms, so 1 hope nobody will make the mistake of calling this class a " collection of fi-eshies. " I December, 1911. L-ne lerm is gene and nearly everybody is still in the boat and pulling, strong as ever. iViiss Messerschmidt thinks that if we keep up at this rate we will be tluough before many get overboard. Here ' s to Miss Messerschmidt ' s judg- ment ! May, 1912. Still over one hundred strong and sailing with flying colors under the name Die Glueckliclie. We had to get a big name to suit our size in knowledge as well as in numbers. If you doubt either consult Miss Bowden with ref- erence to our pedagogy classes. We know the faculty holds us in high esteem, because Mr. Roy told us of all the things he would do for us if we would stay together until graduation. If we only can ! Summer, 1912. All our dreams are shattered now, for about half of the class have shown us by their actions that they are resting on their oars. We would miss them more if we were not kept so busy with our teaching. O, that first day of practice teaching ! September, 1912. Another year ' s begun, but just think, we are tenth termers. My, but don ' t we feel big ! Now we can laugli at those " poor little ninth termers " doing their first day ' s teaching. December, 1912. Just back from " Xmas holidays, " with a few gone from our crew, dragged overboard by that fierce monster who visited Normal Hill. But there ' s still a big bunch of us and a little more and then we will be, just think of it — Seniors. February, 1913. ' Leventh termers at last, and such happenings as we have. We go to class and hear " Your arrogance is annalling and your ignorance lamentable. " Then we have been — kept in. So we decided to reduce our name and get one which we hope will show our humility and at the same time cause our superiors to treat us with more consideration. Tims we became Altruists. But when we order our announcements, pins, rings and pennants and when Miss Newell talks to us about being taken into the Alumni, we really make ourselves believe we are near- ing the end of this journey which marks the beginning of one far greater. Then we grow sober and begin to realize more fully that wc are soon to assume our places among the teachers of the grand old State of Louisiana. 31 l ' -?: : -3 Q . : " 31 am E(.A{ three long years I had traveled in unknown lands; in search of wiiat ? I know not. A poor Altruist, discontented with the pro- fession I had chosen, I had turned to travel and then quite wj. ary or tliat, I retired for rest in the quaint old town of Rouen. In the early sun- light of the clear, crisj), sparkling .spring morning, with just a suggestion of the coming sunnner, every spire, gable and tower of the old town was aflame with splendor. Ever ' sail on the bosom of the scene seemed touched with unwonted beauty, and the river itself flashed in every wave and bubble like molten gold. The royal morning invited me to a stroll along the sunny shore; as I walked my thoughts wandered and soon I found myself a willful guest of mem- ory. How we did ruminate until we had found each one of that old Altruist class. Their past was clear, but what were they doing now. ' ' Where were they.? As my thoughts wandered my eyes fell upon the rippling water and each wave brought a picture of my old schoolmates. Upon the first gentle wave rode Bessie, the pride of our class. I recog- nized the picture. How familiar it seemed. It was the same old Room Eleven ; on the high stool sat our dear Bessie, discu.ssing and explaining Rabbi Ben Ezra. The next picture was quite different ; in fact, so different and so unexpected that I had to study it before recognizing " Piggy. " Who would have thought it. ' Clarion married! But a happy happening it must have been, for the expression on his wife ' s and children ' s faces showed that he was their pride and model. Now, would you believe it. ' Humphries, too, appeared a married man. Poor Rudolph ! his fate seemed quite different from Marion ' s. His wife was beautiful and attractive-looking, but the sternness of her eyes and the mischief in her smile showed that she was master of our meek and gentle Rudolph. Then came our old friend Will. He also had found himself unadjusted to the teaching profession, and was practicing dentistry in a New England city. The next wave ebbed with such fury that I started. As it became quiet the cause explained itself, for whom did it carry over its crest but Myra and Ida Means, leading a band of suffragettes, while Judge Freeman was making vain efforts to check their progress. Ha ! ha ! ha ! Could it really have been Frank ? Well, I had always thought that he was justly fit for the profession, but I never would have ' , % " ' - i s i ' i dreamed of meeting him a teacher of Applied Psychology, much less of his delivering a lecture on " The Advantages of Forgetting. " I was just thinking that Frank had been the only successful Altruist, when the next wave showed that the Altruists ' class had other efficient teachers. An institute assembly was led by Rene Broussard. As he concluded his talk he turned to his audience, saying: " I shall now give the floor to our good bene- factor and amender, Superintendent E. D. Perkins, who has done so much to amend the educational work of our parish. He will introduce to you the teachers he has selected for our new Ideal High School. " The following were the teachers Superintendent Perkins introduced : Mr. Montcgut, principal ; Mr. Holmes, assistant principal, teacher of chemistry and physics; Nelkin, botanist; Annie Field, English; Ida Spier, Latin; Clara Guillot, French; Maria LeBlanc, mathematics ; Lenora Fuller, history and civics ; EUender, singing master ; Jessie Uanos, drawing ; Marie Sompayrac, domestic science ; Aline Dezauche, athletics. Intermediate grades : Eugenia Garrett, Carrie Wintz, Leona Wilson. Primary grades: Ella Hickman, Dora Dey, Bennie Flynn, Jeanne Clement. Then I was aroused from my reverie by a gentle tap on the shoulder. Looking up, I recognized Blink, accompanied by Cecile. From inquiring of our strange meeting I learned that Blanche and Cecile were studying in Paris, Blanche in the Conservatory of Music, Cecile in the Academy of Literature and Art. I invited them to continue the walk with me. I then told them of the morning ' s happenings, and asked if they knew of the Altruists I had not seen. " Why, surely you have heard of Fannie, Jeanette, Lenore and Isabel. They belong to the Big Four Hundred and were prominent figures at the Inaugural Ball of our new Democratic President, Earl Breaux. " " And Lucy. ' " ' " Well, you would have guessed it. She became so interested in the work of the Y. W. C. A. that she joined their mission class and the last I heard of her she was making preparations to sail for China, where she meant to do extensive work in converting the pagans. " Having reached my destination, we parted. After breakfast I picked up an American Gazette and started to the garden. To my great amazement, I beheld a picture of Loretta. I thought of murder, crime and romance, but a glimpse at the article which accompanied it told that it was only a comment on her latest novel. Later, as I threw the paper aside, my eye caught the name Lottie Bailey. I looked again and saw that Lottie was advertising a new and improved brand of currant jelly. It was many days before I heard more of the Altruists. A longing for home made me decide to cross the ocean once more. I had paced the deck over and over, and was quite sure that I was friendless and alone, when I met Old Scott and Mary. Olivia was returning to America prepared to teach plays and games, having completed a thorough study of the European play grounds and games, and Mary was fully equipped for the stage. 3.3 The long journc} ' and trials of m ' discontented mind had rendered me a nervous wreck. When I consulted my physician, he referred me to an osteo- pathic doctor, who had won world-wide fame for curing nervous diseases. As I walked in I met Rosalind, who had at last decided to try Dr. Alletta Thompson ' s treatment for giggles. Thanks to Dr. Thompson, I am now well and contented with teaching the hovs and girls of Louisiana. Altrmata iFar m U We Altruistic people will he leaving Normal soon. We have had a happy morning, now we ' ve reached a glorious noon. Miiy our evening be as pleasant, when, in other lands we roam. As the evenings we have spent at our dear old Normal Home. For Whisenhunt we labored hard, far harder for ] Ic " o3 ' , — But practice teaching work alone filled our hearts with perfect joy From those happy children ' s faces our inspirations came. To them- we ' ll give due credit, when as teachers we win fame. There are others of our teachers we have loved through tears and sighs We have seen both scorn and merriment that sparkle in their eyes ; Too innocent to surprise us, too good to fail the class — But, oh friends, you ' d be surprised at the tests that came at last. Now, turning to the members of the Altruistic class. We find that for each other we have labored to the last ; The work that we ' ve accomplished, through union, has been won, And we know you will miss us all, when we Altruists are gone. And now, dear Normal Students, we wish you all success. May your every future effort, with happiness be blest. We leave you for the present, but in the years to come. We hope to meet you in the State, when your work here is done. ■%x QIlaBB g 0ng ' ■ ,K We arc the Altruists of old L. S. N. Our career as a teacher will now begin. But the class of today is the best one, we say, That ever came over the ruts of the way. Nineteen thirteen, Altruists are we — Hurrah ! Nineteen thirteen. Altruists are we- — Hurrah ! Tra la la la la ! Tra la la la la ! Lucky is our 3 ' ear ! II. No more practice teaching will we have to do. To have a critic teacher, with that we are through. No more in the garden will we have to hoe; Good-bye, Mr. Bateman, for we have to go. Hora, hora, no more beats to hoe ! Hora, hora, with School Ad. we ' re through ! Tra la la la la ! Tra la la la la ! Good-bye, Whiscnhunt. III. To Mrs. L. C. ' SI. we owe much success, For on all the Browning she laid great stress ; And as for our knowledge of plants, bugs, and bees, ' Twas the task of Mr. Williamson to teach us these. Mr. Stopher, tra la la la la ! " Bring your chorus books, " tra la la la la ! This we will hear no moi-e, for we have to go ; Teachers now we are ! IV. The faculty will miss us, of that we are sure. At hour-long meetings they ' ll criticise no more ! But this faculty is the best as a rule That ever did pick on a class in this school. Nineteen thirteen seniors are we ! Hurrah ! Good-bye students, you have the road to go. We are now all members of the Alunmi number. Good-bve, L. S. N. .tS -- ,- " i .. s vfji. J. J. Aydell President LuciLE Rogers Vice-President LuciLE Roach Secretary ' Hedwige Serpas Treasurer Cora Lee Henry Artist Margie Hays Poet Jessie Kirby Historian Zelia Lawrason Class Representative of Potpourri Staff NAME : Victors. MOTTO : Invictus. COLOR: Pink and Green. FLOWER: Sweet Pea. ON ' ESIA BEADLE S. A. K. Lafayette, La. Choral Society; Tennis Club; Y. W. C. A. " There are none like her, none. " DORA BELL S. A. K. Shreveport, La. Folk Dancing; Y. W. C. . . " fur ner own person, It beggars description. " MAUDE KENNEDY BERWICK, S. A. K. Foster, La. Tennis Club. " Hang sorrow! Care will kill a cat, And therefore let ' s be merry. " FRANCES MOZELLE BOGGS..M. C. C. Plain Dealing, La. Tennis Club. ' ' Smooth runs the brook Where the water is deep. ' ' fc ' ,S..J Q . MABEL COLLINS S. A. K. Franklin, La. Tennis Club. " Sober, sedate and serious. " LOU COUVILLOX E. L. S. E. L. S. Editor; Indoor Baseball; Cho- ral Society. " I have a heart with room for all. " ELIZABETH DEZEXDORF. . . .E. L. S. Natchitoches, La. Tennis Club. " Weighed in the balance and not found xcanting. " LIZZIE LOUISE DUNCKELMAX S. A. K. Xatchitoches, La. Tennis Club. " irif and wisdom flow from her tongue. " ' a£ i — VJi-,7,-aT C i MIRIAM ELIZAHKTH GRIFFIN S. A. K. Battle, La. Calisthenics. " She has a sweet, attractive kind of grace. " LUCYE GUILBEAU S. A. K. St. Martiiiville, La. Tennis Club. " Be to all her virtues very kind. " .S. A. K. MAHEL ILWDY Monroe, La. Folk Dancing; Y. V. C. A. " The fflass of fashion and the mould of form; the observed of all observers! " ATHENE HARVEY S. A. K. Wa.shington, La. Calisthenics. " was never so bethumped with words. " . t-CAj ' V -yr ' ZCC ' -rT ;». MARGIE HAYS S. A. K. Cheneyville, La. Associate PMitor Potpourri, 191:2; Editor-in-Chief Potpou rri, 1913; Editor S. A. K. Societv, Winter Term, 191:2; Class Poet, 1913; Folk Dancing; Y. W. L. A. Oh! what a noble mind is here. " CORA LEE HENRY S. A. K. Natchitoches, La. Art Editor Potpourri, 1913; Class Art- ist, Tenth Term, 1913; Tennis Club. " Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, In every gesture dignity, and lor e. " AUDIE HOLMES E. L. S. Jena, La. Baseball. " A safe companion and an easy friend. " MARY HOPKINS S. A. K. Marion, La. Calisthenics Class; Y. W. C. A. " Blessed is the blusher, for she does not need paint. " s w ANNA AUGUSTA HENDERSON S. A. K. Donaldsonville, I.a. Tennis Club; Y. W. C.-A. " Studious of ease and fond of humble things. " A. F. JACKSON E. L. S. Natchitoches, La. Potpourri Staff, 1913; Varsitv Football, 1912. " Take him all in all, we shall Never gaze upon his like again. " VIRGINIA G. JOHNSON S. A. K. Alexandria, La. Tennis Club. " Roll on, old world, and I ' ll roll icith you. " JESSIE B. KIRBY S. A. K. Washington, La. Class Historian; Tennis Club; Society Prophet; Y. W. C. A. " She has touched the highest point. " HANNAH KLAUS S. A. K. Washington, La. Tennis Club. " Her wit urns more than man, her in- nocence as a child. " ZELI A LAWRASON S. A. K. Shreveport, La. Potpourri Staff; Critic S. A. K., Fall Term, 1912. " A livelii, good humored disposition, and an excellent heart. " M ik MARIE ALICIA LA FLEUR. . . .S. A. K. Ville Platte, La. Folk dancing. " Of vianners gentle, of affections mild; In wit a man, simplicity a child. " LUCIE LEVEQUE S. A. K. Natchitociies, La. Editor-in-Chief Potpourri, 1913; S. A. K. Chorister, Summer Term, 1912; Bas- Itet-Ball. " So well to know her own, that what she wills to do or say. Seems wisest, virtuest, discreetest, best. " AXXIK DEAN LEVINS ?:. I.. S. -Mt. Lebanon, La. Tennis Club. " Love one human being with warmth and purity, and thou will love the world. " ADA MAI LILLY S. A. K. Mer Rouge, La. Tennis Club. " So sweet, so lovely, and so mild, Adorned with heauiy ' s (jrnce. " UlTIl LIST S. A. K. Shreveport, La. Folk Dancing. " Then she will talk — good gods! how fhe will talk. " CAI.LIE LONG S. A. K. Winnfield, La. Tennis Club. " A heart to conceive, an understand- ing to direct, and hands to execute. " LAURA ELLA LYNE E. L. S. Houston, Texas. Tennis Club. " Oh! thou are fairer than the evening air, Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. " LUCRETIA MIDYETT S. A. K. Midyett, Texas. Tennis Cluh; Y. W. C. A. " As merry as the day is long. " y VIRTA LOUVOISE MOORE.... E. L. S. Saline, La. Critic E. L. S., 1912; Calisthenics. " Her face betokens all things dear and good. " W. BUNYAN NASH S. A. K. Cheneyville, La. President Boys ' Athletic Association; Varsity Football, 1913; Varsity Basket- Bali, 1913; Varsity Baseball, 1913. " Nature might stand up and say to all the icorld. ' This was a man. ' " M. J. PERRET S. A. K. Abbeville, La. S. A. K. Treasurer, Fall Term, 1912; Tennis Club; Choral Society. " am Sir Oracle, and vhen I open my lips, let no do(j hark. " EMMA PERRY E. L. Lecompte, Ea. " She is gentle, she is shy; But there is mischief in her eye. " bfj- .I(). ' ?r :PHIXE XICHOLLS PUGH S. A. K. Napoleonville, La. Folk Dancing; Choral Soeietv; Y. W. C. .V. " The magic of a face. " (HLMER C. REEVES S. A. K. Longstreet, La. S. A. K. Treasurer, 1913; Varsity Foot- ball, 1912; Basket-Bali, 1913; Baseball, 1913. " None but himself can be his paral- lel. " LUCILLE ROACH Mansfield, La. .E. L. S. Secretary, Tenth Term, 1913; Folk dancing; Y. W. C A. " Still to be neat still to be drest As you were going to a feast. " WILLIE ROBERTS Colfax, La. .S. A. K. Folk dancing; Choral Societ_y; Y. W. C. A. " We grant, although she had much init, She was very shy of using it. " LUCILLE ROGERS ... Alexandria, La. Editor of S. A. K., Fall Term, 1912; Secretary of S. A. K., Winter Term, 1913; Vice-President of Tenth Term, 1913; folk dancing; Y. W. C. A. " O ' er books consumes the midnight oil. " MARIE SOMFAYRAC M Natchitoches, La. Tennis Club. " All things come to those who a " t -,aX-1 HEDWTGF. SKRPAS M. C C. Poydras, La. Potpourri Staff; Choral Society; French Society; Basket-Bali; Y. W. C. A. " They are never alone that are accom- panied by noble thoughts. " XAOMI STEELE Eva, La. ...F-. L. S. Tennis Club. " A maiden possessed of xvilling hands. " (Mrs.) MARY AVI--.KY STIXSOX S. A. K. Winnfield, La. Calisthenics; President of Y. W. C. A. " A sniil as trhilr a.t hcaren. " Kl.LA TAIZIX S. A. K. Xatchit(X-hes, La. French Society. ' • ' Tis the voice of the sluggard; 1 hear her complain, ' Vou have waked me too soon; I must slumber again. " . ' ... J s i k IVY TAUZIX M. C. C. Xatchitoches, I-a. Tennis Club. " I prefer not lalkinf — onli this; lei each one do n ' .v hext. " W. W. THOM M. C. C. Wayside, La. Member of Basket-Bali Team. " hold she loi ' es me best who calls me Tom. " MITTIE MAE THOMPSON ....S. A. K. Marion, La. Var.sity. Basket-Bail, 1912-13. " To know her is to love her. " a SUZETTE UNTER S. A. K. Natchitoches, La. Tennis Club. " Always the first to break the start- HtKj news. " IKANXE MARIE WEBRE S. A. K. Thibodaux, La. Tennis Clul); Ai)()stleship of Praj-er. " (ill the year were playiny holi- (Itll H. " l ' s HKNRI D. WILLIAMS S. A. K. Natchitoches, La. Tennis Club. " She .v 7iot as hnshful as she looks. ' ' MAMIE A. WIXTZ S. A. K. Biirnside, La. Calisthenics. " Little— but oh my! " C. .1. WI.SK E. L. S. Shongaloo, La. Vice-President of E. L. S., 191 ; Tennis Clul). " What a siwndthrift he is—of his smiles. " m A- m JOHNNIE WRTGHT S. A. K Jones, I,ii. Tenuis Chili. •■Iiifiiiili ' richcn ill HI lie .ipiirc. " H. RTHEI, YANCEY Tennis Cluh; Y. W. C. A. " Muxic IK well Kdid lo he Ihc speech of (uiijels: ,V :k IN A ELAINE YANCEY M. C. C. Gilbert, Ln. Tennis Club; Y. W. C. A. " Serene and resolute tiiid slill, and enim and self-possessed. " BLANCHE ZEAGLER S. A. K. Ollii, La. Tennis Club; Y. W. C. A. " am not of mani words. " ®1|? iCiutng IGgrp (Published onlv under compulsion by Spring Class of X inetetn-Thirteen) " Slim " Hays " Cliem " I iwrason BOARD OF EDITORS. " Boosie " Leveque " Chatterbox " Granary " Rusty ' For the latest news of Mr. and Mrs. Hubby apply to Mr. Avdell. BUSINESS MANAGER Jackson (very busy avoiding business) Mr. Williamson: " And so the skylark soars higher and higher ad infinitum — " Cora Lee: " Oh! Mr. Wil- liamson; what does he eat way up there? " Mr. Williamson: " Angel- food, I guess. " LITERARY REVIEWS. " Psychological Facts on Dreams, " by Lucy Carr. For criticism on the book see Miss Bowden. Price $4.50 net. A wonderful book ! " How to Develop an Infallible Memory, " by M. J. Perret. To any one afflicted with short memory for psycholog- ical facts, this book of Mr. Perret ' s is heartily recom- mended. " Rudiments of English Grammar, " by " Rusty " Jackson ; price $3.50 net. This book is warranted by the autlior to be simple enough for all Iwneheads to comprehend. Wanted — Someone to in- terpret Ella Tauzin ' s short stories. Mrs. McVov. Molly, my chum, and I fell out, And what do you think it was about? I treated her and she didn ' t treat me. And that ' s the reason we couldn ' t agree. NEWS ITEMS. The tenth term boys are much agitated over the fact that they must escort at least two girls to the foot- ball play to be given soon. The editors of the " Living Lyre " received the above in- telligence from this letter: Dear Father: Please send me a check for $15 at once. I hate to ask for more money so soon, but I am threatened with arrest and punishment unless I take twenty-five girls to the football play. Yours devotedly, " Son. " (Name furnished upon ap- plication. Send stamped ad- dressed letter, when asking for information.) Wanted— The way to be as smart as Miss Rogers. Reward offered by J. J. Av- dell. Miss Varnado: " You may write on ' Bret Harte, ' Miss Baker. " Miss Baker: " Well, who wrote ' Bret Harte ' anyway? " Wanted — A position as tutor. " Rusty " Jackson. Dandy, spandy, Mabel Handy, Loved " Peanuts, " cakes, and Hershey candy. She bought some at the Da- go ' s store — Alas! she went there never- more. Wanted — A position as dishwasher. Bunyan Nash. PERSONALS. Miss Lucretia Midyett, one of our most noted ro- manticists, is the charming guest of the Normal Club. Proud are we to have her with us, since one of our standard critics, Mrs. Mc- Voy, is engaged upon a crit- icism of her works. Among the folks at the Normal School are many re- nowned for looks, and others at this same Normal School are known for their knowl- edge of books; but the thing that makes us most rejoice, the most noted of all, is Miss Dora Bell ' s voice. For Sale— Talking Ma- chines ! — Of the following makes: " The Lucile Roach, " " Corinne Aswell, " " Mabel Handy, " " Willie Roberts, " and " Suzette Unter. " Would you believe it ' Once upon a time there was a Normalite who didn ' t have to work for a diploma ! Once upon a time there lived on Normal Hill a Ma- tron who winked at fudge parties given at 11 o ' clock at night ! There was once a President who allowed the Normal girls to stand at the stile and talk to the boys! Once upon a time, many moons ago, there dwelt on Normal Hill a tribe of girls who simply loved Mrs. Hawkins ! Many years ago there lived in a little town in Louisiana which harbored some girls, who were never called to the office. ' Words, Aydell, words! " ' I know not what they Wanted — More tenth term i) boys to take the girls to the football play. Psychology is very hard. General Methods, too, Special Methods, simply fierce — But Practise Teaching — whew! Wanted — To know where Mr. Aydell gets his senti- mental ideas. Mrs. McVoy. Wanted — Information as to how to work Miss Porter. Lucille Roach ( " Freshie " List). EDITORIAL. It was a dark and gloomy nlight, and the moon was shining bright, when the tenth termers gave their wonderful, much talked of reception. All of those in the tenth term who had failed in Chemistry sug- gested that the reception be given in the laboratory, as they thought perhaps Mr. Davis would be honored and that this might aid them in passing. The room was rus- tically decorated with pine boughs, etc., in order to make the guests feel at home. At seven thirty, half an hour before any one was expected, all the eleventh termers and a few of the single ladies of the Faculty arrived. The eleventh term young ladies wore trains which measured three yards in length. Shortly after the arrival of these guests the hosts and hostesses arrived. For a short while the guests strolled here and there, occa- sionally speaking, waiting like Mr. Micawber, for something to turn up. As a guest, I observed a few bits of conversation. Miss New- ell passed frantically from person to person, saying: " I killed my husband this morn- ing, " in an endeavor to be polite and agreeable. Miss Bowden could be heard vaguely murmuring about the single men of the Fac- ulty. When the ice cream was served one of the band boys picked up his green and lav- ender brick and said: " Why, what funny cake! " For a wonder the refresh- ments went around and the guests left reasonably early. In fact, the reception was voted quite a success. Mary had a little germ. And oh, it loved her so! And everywhere that Mary went That germ with her would go! It followed her to Normal School, Which was against the rule! It made the teachers awful mad To see that germ at school. And so they tried to turn him out, With sulphur, paint and heat; But still the germ refused to go And leave his Mary sweet. So Mr. Roy thought of a plan To get tnat germ away, And off he sent Miss Mary sweet : The germ went off that day! EXir G Asz - r OFFICERS. Charles P. Knight President iMALCOLM Kakkii: ic ' L ' Olive M. Davidson Secretary LuciLE FoRTiEU Historiuii Marv Meauous Pott May Rodgers Potpcurri Class Editor Florence Hamilton x rtist Oscar P. Bahin Treasurer W. H. Burns Jester MOTTO: " No ' ictory Without Labor. " FLOWER: Wliite Rose. COLOR: Olive and White. YELL. Palladiums! Palladiums! One for all! Stick like glue till wo fall! Can we work . ' ' Well, I guess ! Palladiums ! Palladiums ! Yes ! Yes ! Yes ! OLIVE M. DAVIDSON, S. A. K. Presid ent French Society 1911; Class t ecretary: Chorister s. ,a. k ,q,.,. Chorister CHARLES P. KNIGHT, S. A. K. Almadane, La. Member ' Varsity Football Team 1911-12; Captain Basket-Bali Team 1912-13; Member Band 1912-13. Music breathes from her face. " ..i MALCOLM KAFFIE, S. A. K. Natchitoches, La. President S. A. K.; President Choral Society; ice-President Class; A ;- sistant Business Manager Potpourri; Member Band; Member Normal Or- chestra. • ' This enough. ' world quite LUCILLH FOUTIER, S. A. K. New Orleans, La. The gods were more than gener- i in endowing her with gifts. " MAY KODGEPvS. K. L. S. DeRidder. La. Member Y. W. C. A.: Calisthenics, Potpourri Class Editor. " Per difficultates ad Stellas. " MARY ME A DORS. E. L. S. Homer, La. Class Poet. " Go where she will, shell make her mark, For in her we can see the telling spark. " OSCAR P. BABIN. E. L. S. Dutchtown, La. FLORENCE HAMILTON, S. A. K. St. Francisville, La. ' This bank-note world. " " Laugh, and the world laughs with you. " W. H. BURNS, E. L. S. Shongaloo, La. President MB. S. Iflll; Treasurer M B. S. 1911; Member Baseball Team Class Jester. " Wit that can c V ' - , I % MILTON ADAMS. S. A. K. Natchitoches, La. Baseball Team. 1 be ing fel- MARY ALICE BELL, Mer Rouge, La. Member Indoor Baseball Team. " Love is the center-pole in the cir- cus-tent of life; and how we all do caper around it! " EMMA BAINS, M. C. C. Shreveport, La Editor M. C. C. ; 1910-11; Membe Ball. Secfetary ' Varsity le is noted for her success. ' KUN ' ICK UOUIIC.KOIS. K. I . S. I afourchc Crossing, L.a. Member of Calisthenics Club. " La connaitre c ' ct d raimcr. " BLANCHE BROOKX, M. C. C. Winnsboro, La. r of ' Varsity Basket-Ba ISABKLLR BROWNE. M. C. C. Plaquemine, La. Member of Indoor Baseball Team. ■Very sweet and very small. Always gentle, kind all. ' AMBROSE T. BOND. M. C. r. Aurora La. Member •Varsity Basket-Ball 19 Member ' Varsity Baseball 1912- Clioral Society. " The very pink of perfection. BESSIE BROUSSARD, S. A. K. New Iberia, La. SYDNEY CALLOWAY. E. L. S. Natchitoches. La. Member Tennis Club. " She was always known to 1 EMMIE GIDDENS, E. L. S. Coushatta, La. Chorister; E. L. S. 1912. " An Orpheus, an Orph LITA . RCHER GIBBS, E. L. S. Keatchie, La. " So charming-, so artless, as every- one knows. She captivates hearts wherever she goes. " NELLIE GRAHAM E. L, Coushatta, La virtue of woman i: . E. CAMMACK, M. C. C. Marksville, HARDY Vl I Member ' Varsity Football Team 1912; Member Choral Society. " And kind as kings upon their cor- onation day. " I ' lcsident M. C. C. ATHLINE CONNELL E. L. Dubberly, La. Member of Calisthenics Club. " A foot more light nor a step more true, Ne ' er from the clover shall shake the dew. " ' ■m ALICE HAWKINS, M. C. C. Pelican, La. Member Tennis Club. " The glory dies not, and the grief past. " IK LIXUSKY. M. C. C. Jacoby, La. ALINE HIMEU S. A. K. St. James, La. ' A model of dignitj Member Tennis Club :t B.vnnARA E.VGKLHARnT. K. L. S. Madisonville, I a Member Calisthenics Club. " And all the beauty of tho plars Was in her mild and bea ' itrtous face. " MAXIE EWELL S. A. K. Eunice. La. LAUriE MYHA IIAIK. M. C. C. Crowvllle, La. Member ' Varsity Basket-Bail Team; Y. W. C. A. " Thus far we run before the wind. " •Mv tonpue Is the pen of a ready .vriter. " MmsmM si u I i m GERTIE V. MAPaONNEAUX, M. C. C. Mark, La. " Oh, fair in sooth MARY LTSSO, ,S. A. K. Coushatta, La. Member Basket-Bali Team. " With little deeds of kindness, little words of love, I U She ' ll make our earth an Eden, like the heaven above. " AUDENA REEVES, M. C. C. Tylertown, Miss. Ex-Treasurer M. C. C; Chorister W. C. A.; Choral Societv; Membe Calisthenics Cluo. " A perfect woman, nobly planned. " .TULIA ROGERS, L. S. Natchitoches, La. i ketball Team. ' Of lare contentment and peace of nd " CORINNE SAUCIER, M. C. C. Moncla, La. ROSE SANDOZ, E. L. S. Opelousas, La. Member Tennis Club; Apostleship of Prayer. " Honest labor bears a lovely face. " " It is a great deal better to live a lively life than to talk about it. " ' . y 2?iS ti ; - O. C. WARDLAW, M. C. C. Red Oak. La. W. FLETCHER TEDDLIE. E. L. S. Natchitoches, La. O Track Squad. X ' ' - " Pan himself. f; r The simple shepherd ' s awe-lnsplring Jryfir ' godi " yt • " A thought ungentle cannot be thf- Ihought of O. C. Wardlaw. " : LENA WATSON S. K. Natchez. Mis.s. Tennis Club. HAZEL B. LEONARD. E. L. S. Natchitoches, I. . •I do remember an apothecary ind hereabout he dwells " MYRTLE CANNON. S. A. K. Marksvllle, La. Member Tennis Club; Assistant Edi- tor Totpourri. ' , daughter of the gods, nivlnelv tall, and most divinelv fair. " mm PaUaDtum Starg We have resolved this twentieth day of September, 1910, to keep a record of our hfe on Normal Hill. Olive Davidson, Aline Himel, O. C. Wardlaw, VlCTOIKK AnE. September 21, 1910: I don ' t know whotlier we will stay heah or not, ' cause Prof. Aswell stuck us in the first term, and we jist know we belon in the second term. We finished the eighth grade at Shongaloo ! September 2-t, 1910: Well, I reckon we jes belong right heah in tliis term after all, ' cause Mr. Williamson asked us today to describe the Foraminifera. Well, we ' re quite satisfied witii first term. (lVrha})s we can learn some more zoology). January 3, 1911: Second Term — In JNIodern History when Mr. Pittman said, " Miss Bernstein, where do we get the expression, ' Napoleon met his Waterloo. ' " " and we, the second term, craned our necks to see who Miss Bernstein was. Behold ! Not only Miss Bernstein did we see, but Mr. (). P. Babin as well. May 29, 1911: Dr. Poole in his written " quiz " yesterday asked us to name the bones of the head. We put down the " spenoid, " the " ethnoid " and the " occipital. " We thought that because we had named those three, the " minus " would be only four inches long. But alas ! today Doc said that the only ones whose papers wex ' e long enough to hold the " minus " were H. V. Carter, Audena Reeves, W. H. Burns, Nellie Graham, ( ' . P. Knight, Corinne Saucier and J. E. Cannnack. These are our new members. September 11, 1911: Now to keep going with oiu new members, who arc just out of the tenth grade in the Model School, we nnist do some studying. Believe us, the Model of the Afodel said that he knew that the sum of the three angles of a triangle equals ' ' tlirec riglit angles, because lie and Mary Lisso, Sidney Callaway and Julia Rogers said so, on a test under a " practice teacher " and got excellent on their papers. We let it go at that, because we knew that Pythagoras himself could not convince these " geiiiiises " ' otlierwiso. ■ ■- December, 1911 : Nothing " evtiitf ' nr ' liappiiud (hiiiiig our career as Fifth Termers. But oh! we are readv to enter the Sixth Term. 4 ' v March 4, 1912: Lo ! Open the gates to our " Freshies. " I doubt whether the gates can be opened wide enough for Miss Lucille Fortier of New Orleans. The city has come ! I wonder what she expects to do? Paint Normal Hill red. ' April 10,1912:. Oh! How I hate the words written above. They can ' t be blotted out — but each word hereafter will be laden tenfold with sad regret, because I ucille is o7i€ with us. April 12, 1912: Psychology test today ! And I " flunked flat " as usual. I have one thing to record: " Kitty " Leiper got 98 on her paper, and " See Me. " Well, she did " see her. " And now " Kitty " is searching Normal Hill for a book on " How to Smile. " Mr. Hedges: " Who owns these balloons. ' ' I wish the ' children ' would stay down in the Model School with their toys! " Lola and Leta rising rebelliously : " Why, Mr. Hedges, those an- otn icosaliedrons that were due today. (Imagine what happened.) .% June 2, 1912: , Such a crowd ! Always so in sunmier. We wanted to know why a certain young lady in our class never went near the swimming pool. Ask lyrtle Cannon. September 23, 1912: The studies are " falling fast " upon oiu- heads. Some of the sprightly maids, Larcie Hair, Gertie Marionncaux, Blanche Brooks, Emmie Giddens, Athline Council, Lena Watson, Allie Potter, Emma Bains, Nettie Lindscy, Mary Meadors and Rose Sandoz, showed their " h ' rse sense " by staying at home I during the summer and enjoying life; not like the " ancients " who remained in school, chasing careers. January 6, 1913: Oh, what a wonder the " germ " has wrought ! For one thing, it has made the price of wigs go up. (Any information cheerfully given by Beatrice Delaune. ) March 15, 1913: Today has been decreed by the Ninth Term as a day of Thanksgiving. Only five-sixths drifted into too broad a field in History of Education. But we have one consolation ; Maxie Ewell, Beatrice Delaune, Maggie Bowden, Carmen Lasseigne, Alice Hawkins, Ambrose T. Bond, May Rodgers, Alice Bell, Bessie Broussard, Isabelle Browne, Eunice Bourgeois, Florence Hamilton, Hazel Leon- ard and W. F. Teddlie have returned, and we certainly will not be solitary wan- derers. March 20, 1913: At last ! Ready ! All aboard for the Tenth Term ! I think that I have spent enough time with you, dear Diary, and I wonder when we two shall meet again. hsu-fjt j • ,. A- S •yh « iRj i!5 Slir Ollork nf tI|F Sfrma Tick tock, tick tock ! Hear the sound of the Normal clock ; Pass, fail ; pass fail ! As terms roll bj it tells this tale: One ! Two ! Three ! Four ! Where are those who were here before? Five ! Six ! Seven ! Eight ! Few are taking this term straight Nine — Will it ever sovind again? Hear it strike the term of TEN ! Breathless waiting — then a cheer — ELEVEN ' S striking — can ' t you hear? Tick tock, tick tock ! Hark once more to the Normal clock Pass, fail ; pass, fail ! This is the time it tells the talc. f ' ' k ' ■r ' :V OFFICERS. Lalon Nelson President Jessie Goldman . ' Vice-President Mary Reaves Secretary Joe Farrar Treasurer Thelma De Graffenreid Historian Stella Cage Poet Dorothy Petrie Prophet Mabel Maricelli Artist MOTTO: " To Make the Ideal Real! " FLOWER: Yellow Chrysanthemum. COLORS : Dark Bhic and Gold. m •S: 3li?alt0t j y CLASS ROLL. Mr. J. H. Alford Edna Keller , Victoire Ane T. J. Annison Lulu Bailey Annie Bains Lore na Bankston Zula Kemp Hattie Kirtley Mabel Maricelli iis- Mamie Meyer Biford Mixon m Marie Bennett Claude C. Murphy Mamie Bernstein Lalon Nelson m- Willie Bonney j Mathilde Broussard Lola Nugent Minnie Lee Odom u|) i y Stella B. Cage 1 J. E. Cammack Dorothy Petrie Mary Poole ' Gussie Ruth Caldwell AUie Potter Geraldine Daussat Sadie B. Prothro rw Im- V Thelma De GrafFenreid Anita Prudhomme m Katie Dutsch Mary Reaves [ Mrs. Sallie Eckart Annie Richardson y Barbara Englehart Florence Short lrl Al A Joe Farrar [ Laura Fuller Geneva Stuckey Blanche Weil W a Pearl Gibson Clara P. Wise ) srVv r Jessie Goldman , Edna Grayson Emmet Young Paul Potts ft Garland Gulley Minnie P. Hall Eulalie Crawford Rowena Nick m Christine Jackson Belle Locke 1 [Jv u Isolina Johnson Ruby Enloe ' 1 Al A Iwfi 01)0 Hauttig Once within a classroom dreary, as we listened, weak and weary To a long debated problem of some pedagogy lore; As we listened, striving mainly to digest the thoughts ungainly, Came one sentence, clearly, sanely : " If you wish to grasp this plainly- Read Kirkpatrick, Chapter Four. " Ah ! distinctly I remember, it was in the past December, And one ever-dodging member kept his eyes upon the floor ; Eagerly he wished the morrow, vainly he had sought to borrow Just such ideas, to our sorrow, as would help him to explore Dr. James for evermore. Later on his will grew stronger — hesitating then no longer ■ ' Madam Bowdcn, " said he, " truly your forgiveness I implore; I have failed from lack of study, and my thoughts are often muddy. In the future I shall show you, as few others have before, I can conquer Chapter Four. " Many students often wonder, at results from that great blunder But ' tis always this same answer that he gives us o ' er and o ' er: " It was not the work of magic, for my life wa.s getting tragic, Even friends had tried to shun me, and the crisis was upon me. So my teacher I consulted, the talk happily resulted With a good, true understanding, practice teaching at my door, And I ' ll blunder nevermore. " at ®ur MmlB Krt ERHAPS it was carelessly done ; perhaps it was aesthetically done, but anyway it was done, and we have christened ourselves the " Idealists. " Maybe you should like to know just exactly what we mean by our name, and introspectively we begin our answer. Hinging somewhere on the fringed bor- ders of consciousness, we find our main ideal growing, growing, growing. It faces us |=f every day in our professional subjects, and cries to us to hasten when we long to play and have a good time — namely, to make liOuisiana ;Ui={i: l;:=;W;W;W;;: ; ' rl!:|::=;Wn= the ideal State along educational lines. As this important statement plants itself firmly in the center of the Hall of Consciousness — wee, yet valuable suggestions, troop in as followers and de- mand our judgment. By making Louisiana the Ideal, these suggestions be- come little ideals. It is our intention to have ideal school houses beautifully situated and well equipped. No high stiff-backed pine benches shall be tol- erated ; and no swampy, malariaf ied pond-like fields shall we consider as a situa- tion. Following this ideal so closely that thcv almost seem to go hand in hand, is a dirty, rather rag-mufFin-i-fied ideal, with warped body and disinterested countenance. Oh, how we long to get him through the educational process, to straighten his face, and in truth, win him over on our side. He is the repre- sentative, in our minds, of the typical Louisiana community. Just watch the people contrast the two when we get to teaching. Yes, teaching ! We are to be the greatest, most interested, most earnest teachers ! Our Strayer and McMurry shall be the skeleton of our work for a good little bit, but we shall not cease with them as the years pass. By study and perseverance other " Dr. ' s " theories and principles shall find place until all Louisianians shall M W r! M i m - - T ' mi Mlljat We apallj} Are Oil WON ' T you pay us a visit? We are just what you might call the " iniddlcrs " — all the " freshness " has worn away; all the trouble seems to be ahead ; at least that ' s what " they " say, and already we can hear the rumbling thunder coming from the direction of " practice-teaching. " Some times it seems in vain that Mr. Alford rises to the occasion with his " Pardon me! But may I say a few words. " Sometimes in vain does Mr. Farrar answer in a calm, low tone. Mr. Camniack still continues to argue and the storm clouds crowd more densely. At other times, though, the " never ruffled " iVIiss Reaves or Miss Petrie, with her — " It seems to me, " smoothes out things, and then Miss Nelson just " sums up " everything so beautifully that the whole seems to be perfect clockwork. At any rate, everyone of us can locate the " Child ' s Aim " and " Generaliza- tion " of an " inductive lesson " and " bound " them, too. Just listen to Miss Caldwell. Oh, excuse me. — — Sh-h-she is dreaming. But for sure she knows it. Oh no, we never become weary; that ( " yawn! " ) is just a habit with Miss Goldman. Yes, Miss Cage can tell you any thing about the essentials of the " aims " and the " pivotal questions, " and Miss Stuckey can just carry any of these into perfect effect — so you see there may be a revolution after all. It may be a " kinetiphone affair " we are attending just before practice teaching and the thunder may only be " play-like. " Anyway, armed with divers theories and girt with Normal knowledge, we shall stalk bravely to the front and say with calm voice: " Lay on Macduff I " My heart leaps up when I behold A sheep-skin held on high ; So will I work through every term, And will m3 ' heart with longing yearn. So will I work ' till I grow old. To get my " dip " or die! This " dip " you bet, is hard to earn, And I could wish my " dip " to be Gained safe and sure by pure old honesty. Winter Class of 1914. OFFICERS. Claude Dupree President Daisy Kent Vice-President Florence Beatty Secretary JoHNNYE David Treasurer Maggie McCasland Poet Mable Claire Ford Historian Ruth Batchelor Artist Lee Ola Dormon Prophet MOTTO: Esse Quani Videri. COLORS : Black and Gold. FLOWER: Black-Eyed Susan. Betta Aaron Lexie Alforrt Linnie Alford Celine Babin Myrna Barlow Ruth Batchelor I. D. Bayne Florence Beatty Bessie Blanchard Henri H. Breda I.eola Butler Ruth Bryson Nell Colbert Zuleika Cordill Erline Courtney Harriet Crawford Johnnye David Lee dla Dormon Pearl Duncan Claude C. Dupree Hettie Ecker Mabel Claire Ford Ruth Ford Maud Gaidry Sara Gaunt Helen Gauthier Herbert Greneaux Felicie Guidry Julia Guillot Thomas L. Harvey Oswald B. Jones Wilhelmina King Elma Keller Albert Kelso Daisy Kent Carroll G. Killen lettie Kinibrell Roberta Loomis Maggie McCasland Alice McNeely Joseph Marchand Emma Miles Charlotte Nawadney Erin Scaife Jeanne Simpson Zola Sorey Delphine Plauche Gertrude Pope Hilda Radial Edwina Raynham Frances I. Rochel Ruby Scarborough Mabel Steinwinder Pearl Street Hazel Thibodaux Mildred Thiel Laura Welch Esther Wilson Annie Windes Blanche Wagley i s f . - i % li!l!lilH!hl!l|H is ! AM! Sl m |SplM!l! s •I: !l!l!l!l!!s iiiliiiii ' j " • .,- I ' isnirn ||iIi|i|i|i|b wmm . , M f m a One day in September, standing on the docks watching for a ship to come in, we were surprised to see far out across the water a small boat making its way into the harbor. The waves fought against the little boat, but tlie people in it did not give up. They seemed to realize their duty and they rowed carefully, always keeping the boat in the center of the current. Each passenger was bending to the oars and willingly doing his part of the work. When it came nearer they asked us if we would not join them on their journey. On in- quiring into the nature and purpose of the journey, we were told that it would be a long, tedious one, but that many pleasures would be found on the voyage before the harbor, Graduation, was reached. They told us they had been traveling for several months, usually in shallow water, and had been almost stranded several times, but as the end of the journey grew nearer, the water would become deeper and deeper, and the jour- ney less dangerous, if all only proved earnest workers, and guided the ship from the rocky coasts and sand bars, and out into deep water. Some of the members of our party at first were afraid to start upon such a journey, because they had never had to encounter perils on the water. But there were brave, self-confident ones, who were willing to share the hardships and dangers if they might gain the happiness of reaching the harbor. When the doubtful ones saw this spirit in their bolder comrades, they, too, resolved to embark, and after securing a steamer , which we called Arcadia (for the number had now increased from a handful to some sixty or more), we set sail. For the first few days the weather was fine, and the sea calm, but after we had been sailing for about a week we began to encounter perils. Late one evening we noticed that the seagulls Avhich were cir- cling over our ship were in great distress, and we feared that danger was approach- ing. Before we could prepare for it, a fearful storm came upon us. It was neither cone-shaped nor black in color, but gradu- ally assumed a rectangular form and was ' — v,.;ii?f " ' H )i ' a ilark red hue. Many of the passengers fled to the cahin, hut those who remained on deck on examining it closely found that it did not a})pear to he a cyclone, hut psi chology. The ropes of the ship which we had failed to keep tightly fastened slipped from their position, and wc made very slow progress for a while, but by the ef- forts of the rope master and all of our party these ropes were firmly fastened and we began to enjoy smooth sailinc- again. This continued for several days, when suddenly the ship received a great jar, and we found that we had struck an innnense rock, which was neither a metamorphic, igneous nor sedimentary rock, but rather an arithmetical one. All of our party considered this more dangerous than our previous misfortune, be- cause we feared that the injury which our ship had received would necessitate our remaining there for several months. But the captain of the ship, a man who was not easily discouraged, and who always had a word of cheer and a smile for every one, worked faithfully, and with the help of all on board repaired the ship, and we set sail again with renewed hope. One evening several weeks later, when we were discouraged and almost ready to give up, a sound of chanting was borne to us across the water. Wc won- dered what it could be, when suddenly as the ship rounded a point of the .shore, we came in sight of a lovely island covered with trees. With one great breath of delight we leaned forward to catch a better sight of it-, and saw graceful figures in floating white draperies. Their movements harmonized with the music of their songs. Each of them was the embodiment of a beautiful thought. Gradually they assumed the forms of The Palace of Art, Break, Break, Break, and Excelsior. Our spirits were revived by what we had seen and heard and we sailed quieth- awa} ' from the island, resolving to keep sailing, hoping by and by to reach our harbor, the glory and splendor of which distance. now alreadv seen in the (Ll t Kxtnhmn Spirit There is not in the Normal a people so free As this class of Arcadians, known by 3 B Ah ! the last hopes of getting a clean slip must pass, Ere the joy of this living shall fade from our class. Yet it is not that fortune has willed our fate Her easiest of labor nor genius so great. ' Tis Arithmetic, Latin and Civics how hard The path which the many too often have trod. But we have detennincd our task to make light. And life to be happy and always so bright. By taking each day and the work that it brings And joying in it with a joy that still clings. Through the other four terms and that teaching by ])lan. This peace shall we take, for we will and we can ; And, yes, even in life this ideal shall wo keep, As we go to a field for to sow and to reap. (Claaa SdU Allelic Alcxaiulcr Helen Allen Claudia Bascle Ezilda Bienvenu Gertrude Billon Gladys Bourgeois Albert Browne Mary Browne Judith Carver Ora Belle Clinton Kate Colvin Nerva Crawford Harriet Currie Edith Daspit Earl Deblieux Ethel Delahoussay Jennie Dezauche Will Dunckleinan Tabitha Ecker Cornelia Power Lizzzie Price Lee Craig Ragan Susie F. Reiser Lovie Rist Shirley Sawyer Ruth Seawell Let a Shaw Daisy Sicard Mildred Gardner Emma Lou Garland Katherine Gray Shirley Greneaux Julia Harlan Iris Huckaby Crockett Jones B. E. Jones Elma Johnson May Violet Kuffie INIildrcd Kelly Carrie Kirby Beatrice Loudon iMiriam Lucas Elsie Major Loretta Mary Walter McCook Ruth Morrison Delia Owen Isabelle Smith Winnie Smith Sadie Stinson Lizzie Taylor PVances Tcddlic ]Mrs. Lizzie Varnado Newton Voicrs Mildred Whitman .Mrs. LiUie Wilson lEu ry Normal (Itrl £ f CHARACTERS. Every Normal Girl Normal Pine Trees Ambition Happiness Clean Slip Every IMatron Fudge Common Sense Idleness Extravagance Hershey Pickles ' ickles 4 cc Cream ( •ystcr Loaf Children of Extravagance Oystc ] leat Pink Note and Box of Jacobs ACT I. Scene I. Normal. End of first zccck hi session. Grounds outside New Dormitory. Every Normal Girl — Oh, how I hate this old hill I I was crazy to have come here. I can ' t be a teacher. Brother Jim said so when I first thought of it. If he only knew how lonely and unhappy and homesick and miserable I have been, how he would tease me ! Oh, I wish I could see him — and father — and the baby — and the dear old chums — and mother — I long for her more than any one. Life is so dreary without them ! Normal Pine Trees (murmuringly) — Take heart, dear Normal Girl. Your homesickness will soon pass. We have cheered many of your sisters during their stay here. When you are weary, come and sit at our feet, and unburden your heart. Every Normal Girl — Oh, Pines, you help to drive away the loneliness which has haunted me ever since I ' ve been here. I feel that you are my friends. But still I am lonely. Ambition — Do not let your weakness overcome you, but climb to the heights which you have planned. m; ■A ' ,t . ' . ' ?rA. Every Normal Girl — Thanks to you, good friends. I shall endeavor to fulfill 3 ' our wishes. Who is this merry -looking creature coming.? Why, it is dear old Happiness. I have not seen you, Happiness, since I left home. Happiness — I am the companion of every Normal girl, though they for- sake me very often. I have come to enroll you, too, on my list of joy-seekers. Every Norinal Girl — Oh, Happiness, come, let ' s go out together right away. Scene II — Girls ' Room. E nd of the first month. Every Normal Girl — Oh, Happiness and Common Sense, look who is here! Clean Slip ! Clean Slip ! Clean Slip — Yes, Happiness and Common Sense, we four are jolly com- panions whenever we are together. [Enter Pink Note and Box of Jacohs.] Pink Note and Box of Jacobs — Here, take us. Normal Girl. We have been sent by a friend, who caressed us and said sweet words of you to us before we left. We hope you will enjoy our company ' . Every Normal Girl — Wasn ' t it dear of him ! Bless his heart ! He is as sweet as you are. Happiness and Common Sense — Every Normal Girl, there is danger in such friendships. The} ' may lead you into trouble. Woe to the day that you are called to Every President ' s office. Clean Slip — Yes, Normal Girl, do not make friends with Pink Note and Jacobs. They are jealous of me and will try to drive me from you. Every Normal Girl — What harm is there in a nice boy-friend. ' ' I will never part with you. Clean Slip, but I am going to be sociable. I cannot be a stick. [Enter Extravagance and family.] Extravagance — Every Normal Girl, I want you to meet my children. Come, Hershey, speak to the young lady, for you are such a sweet child. Look at my nice little plump Oyster Loaf. She, too, is good. Pickles, although of such a sour disposition, is liked by many. This little child always casts a chilly atmos- phere about her friends, but poor Ice Cream is not to be censured, for otherwise she is so delightfully pleasant. Every Normal Girl — Aren ' t tlioy darlings ! I am very fond of all your children, Extravagance, especially little dark-complexioned Hershey. Come, all of you, with me to the tea-room, for Every Meat has come all the way from home to see me. [Enters Tea-Room.] Dear, dear Meat, how glad I am to see you ! Has Every jNIatron seen you yet ? You know you are f oi-bidden on this hiU. ;,. Every Meat — Yes, she saw me. I shrank from the look she gave me when I came. [Door opens.] Every Matron — Every Normal Girl, who has permitted you to keep com- pany with Meat. ' ' Meat cannot remain with you, but nmst go with me at once. Eviery Meat — Normal Girl, how I wish I could stay with you. Your mother has dressed and sent me with so much love to you. Scene III. Middle of second month. Idleness — Come, Normal Girl, lay aside those books; come; let ' s enjoy life. Every Normal Girl — No, I won ' t. Idleness. Only today I received a letter from Mama, urging me to study hard. I wouldn ' t displease her for anything. But I had forgotten. Fudge is going to meet me under East Hall this evening. What! why here is Fudge alreadv- Let ' s off to our good old camping place — East Hall. Fudge (in the midst of the feast) — Look! Here comes Every Matron. Hide me quick, or blessings on your head. Oh, I do hope she won ' t see me. Every Matron — Why, Every Normal Girl ! What are you doing under East Hall.? Every Normal Girl — Wh-y-y, Fudge and I just ca-a-me for fun. Every Matron — This is no place for fun. Fudge ' s place is in the tea-room. I shall report you at once to Every President. Scene IV. — End of second month. [Common Sense, Happiness, Idleness, Pink Note and Box of Jacobs come in.] Every Norinal Girl (weeping) — A slip with four failures — Oh-o-o-o what shall I do. ' ' How can I ever write home and tell them! Common Sense — Be a woman. Normal Girl. Work hard and Clean Slip will come to you next month. Idleness — Don ' t worry. Pay no attention to this fossil and staid old Com- mon Sense. Pi7ik Note and Box of Jacobs — Yes, come on ! Come on ! Have your fun. The Candy Kitchen. He said ten o ' clock. Every Normal Girl — All right. I ' ll come; there ' s really no use. [Common Sense prepares to leave.] Why, where are you going. Common Sense. ' ' And where is Happiness. ' ' Gone too. ' ' Clean Slip is far away. Am I all alone with only Idleness and Jacobs for company.? I am getting tired of thern both. Come back, good friends, I never realized how much you meant to me until I saw you leaving. How good it is to see you return ! And here is Happiness, too. Farewell, Idleness, Jacobs, and Extravagance. Henceforth Every Normal Girl walks only in the train of Happiness and her friends, in search of that dear lost friend — Clean Slip. i i i - . .,Ta j r E }omtxm umutfr (Elasa of 1914 Officers and Class Roll. James Norred President Mattie Baker Vice-President Norma Benton Secretary Walter Brewer Treasurer Earline Hester Poet Dorothy Vought Artist Louise Van den Bosch . Historian Eunice Adams R. W. Kemp Norma Arceneaux Evelyn Kent Mattie Baker Alice La Combe Emily Barrow Ethel Merrill Norma Benton Roland Mctoyer Lil Billon J. W. Non-ed Walter Brewer Lina Ramke Homer Carter Mabel Reid Maude Carter Bessie Robert Emma Lee Cook Ruby Shelton R. A. Corley Lillie Stevens Ruffin Hamilton Sue Annie Stinson HoUis Harper Louise Van den Bosch Leona Harper Dorothy Vought Earline Hester Helen Walsh Castle Holland Steletta Westrope Irma Howerton Hiram Wylie Olande Hurst Motto. | ,,,. , . .1 ■ ■,, I ' Virtue lies in the struggle, not the prize. " Class Flower. Yellow Jonquil. Class Colors. Light Blue and Gold. .c J k:;S5 - HE FATHER of Light, veiling his face from his children, yd threw ■ j back one lingering look to the mountain top, where the children of fc r the " Feathered Serpent " sat in silence before the eldest of their medi- cine men. He stood clothed in that majesty of form and face which he had gathered from all the days that had swept by, since his tribes came up out of Tula. His voice was like the call of the ocean ' s waters and he spoke: " Chil- dren of tile Feathered Serpent, when the Great Father looked down upon his new- formed earth, where nothing clung, nothing balanced and nothing rubbed — a void bounded by heaven and the four winds — he commanded that fair lands and broad seas should be formed of the floating mass, that his children might live happily and prosperously. The land of Tula he made most fair, and gave unto his favorite children — and these were thy forefathers. When many moons were pa.ssed, the Feathered Serpent made a far fairer land where the sun was always warm and the fish and birds had brighter hues, and the sea was calm. This land he gave to thy fathers, and they came from Tula, leaving the graves of their fathers, into this fair land and built the city Tihoo. Today you have tied the years into a bundle and cast them behind you, and the Feathered Serpent has approved. He shall go with you through all the days that shall come. The works ye shall do under his hands shall be the fairest, strongest, best and most lasting of all the works that shall be done. In the far-off days there come from the rising sun men with pale faces and fair hair. They shall take what is thine and there shall be war and death ; but the Feathered Serpent shall remain with thee. Ye shall meet the fair men from the east with open hands, and together working side by side j ' ou shall rebuild from the ruins of Tihoo a city as fair as the rising sun and as strong as the mountain where we now stand. Go, then, my children, and fear not, for the Feathered Serpent loves you and shall be with you. Even as the Ancient Prophet told to his children the truth of what should be, the last of the Tihooians enmlate their fathers and build of old ruins and past beauties, what is good, substantial, and true. Our Ollialbng When autumn fields were brown and bare And autumn leaves were red and gold, We climbed a weary, weary stair — Who says we often downward rolled? When winter trees were black and bare. When winter skies were cold and clear. Still upward, upward we did fare — Who saj s we often shook with fear? When springtime buds were silver green. When springtime gladness called our hearts. Still madly up we did careen — Who says we did not play our parts? When summer sun shone hot and white. When summer " garden sass " grew tough. We struggled on, our hearts were light — Who says we always tried to bluff? Through all the seasons fair and foul, We marched us on, nor did wc fret. We lack the wisdom of the owl — But who says we ' ll not get there yet? ir!i!i!i|iji|i|iif " " " lllllllll |l!lsl hhhMi K I! I!iif il|!in!i!iii |i|i|ilit!l!l lllllll! H{li hhlsl;! ISlihhlihlsli " V ' 1 yg ' - =s ' ias " ? !-feate M .H lExrrlHtor 3ffaU (Hiass of 1914 OFFICERS. Charles Tynes President Miriam Carver Vice-President Mabel Miller Secretary Miriam Klaus Treasurer Elmira Montgomery Class Poet Olie Baugh Class Historian Gladys Comeaux Class Artist MOTTO: Climbing, Still Climbing. EMBLEM : Ivy. COLORS : Green and White. |,r; a YELL: Who are ! Who are ! Who are we? Two A ! Two A ! Can ' t you see. Mrs. Delia Alford Clara Allbritton Olie Baugh Ruth Beasley Winona Breda Clyde Carter Mariam Carver Gladys Comeaux Fannie Dampf Greville Ewing CLASS ROLL. Hazel Grouchy Lela Hixon Minnie Kay Vivian Keller Vashti Keoun Miriam Klaus Elizabeth Lehman Louise Lindsey Alice Marler Mabel Miller Elmira Montgomery Mattie Norman Fleet Parker Fannie Robin Nora Talbert Mary Turner Charles Tynes Warren Voicrs Buron White Wk t lExtelaior The shades of night were fjilhng fast When through the stile a tired group passed : With halting steps they climbed the hill, From wisdom ' s fount to drink their fill — Excelsior ! In happier hours they saw the light, As knotty problems worked out right ; But when their scheme all came out wrong. Like mockery seemed their once glad song — Excelsior ! " Try hard to pass, " the teacher said, " Be always willing to be led. " ' Tis hard to be a climber, true : But we are strong, though we are few ! Excelsior ! We ' ve had our sorrows, had our jo3 ' s, We band of blithesome girls and bo ' s. We ' ve had our falls, we ' ve had our flights, Through all we ' re climbing toward the heights- Excelsior ! We ' ve been caught in cruel tangles With Newell arcs and Newell angles; But we will work and we will try, So upward always — hear our cry. Excelsior ! s m ■m ¥. ?. ' d s.M j != mih . J lSfS )Mm OFFICERS. Fred Jackson President Lucille Roy Vice-President Grace Atkins Secretary Alice Williamson Treasurer Margaret Ecker Historian Alyce Matta Artist Carrie Maus Poet Frank Phillips Jester INIOTTO : ' With the ropes of the present, we ring- the bells of the future. ' tiK COLORS : Purple and Green. FLOWER : Violet. M mbtrs Atkins, Grace Joyce, F.ulava Roux, Carolvn Aiilds, Quelle Lewis, Neva Smith, Selma Bludworth, Edwina Matta, Alyce Stafford, Murrell Breda, Rowena Maus, Carrie Starling, Evie Cravath, Margaret McCall, Beulah Sweerey, Inez Cravath, Gertrude McGraw, Mae Alice Sale, Faye Dugas, Arthur Methvien, Mabel Tarwater, Nannie Ellender, Claude Miller, Pearl Thompson, Camilla Fcker, Margaret Mire, Urlien Welch, Dora Funderburk, Marv Moffett, Berta Whittington, Aletha Harold, Annie Ruth McCasland, Ernie Williamson, Alice Hamiter, Carrie O ' Quinn, Josephine Woodard, Helen Hawkins, Emmett Painter, I-ouella Wilson, Irma Hawkins, Ethel Phillips, Frank Watson, Mabel Jones, Mabel Reid, Marv Young, Vera Jackson, Fred Young, Janie Belle 95 Mtiat ta a fmrkan? gPERICLEAN is an ungainly combination of legs and arms held to- gether by the glue of egotism and self-satisfaction. No vestige of beauty or grace go into his make-up to detract from the strong im- pression of pure, unsophisticated ugliness and awkwardness which he is calculated to make upon a normal human mind. There is no symmetry of body or uni- formity of mind ; no beauty of limb or euphony of speech. He has only one am- bition, and every act of his life, every word of his tongue, every thought of his brain tends toward the realization of that one aspiration. With his fiery gaze bent upon the future he can see on the mountain top of his destiny one thing only — -a little red book in which he has the privilege of writing the P ' s and F ' s. He has no reverence for the sages of old, no appreciation of the masterpieces of art ; he has not the ability to think, but he is filled with facts packed in by hydraulic pressure.. This pressure, it is to be presumed, will be removed when, to use an expression which is at present in great favor among the membei-s of the Faculty, he " goes out into the State. " The pressure being removed, the consequence will probably be that the flood of facts issuing forth will swamp the said State for a number of years, but soon the flow will gradually become weaker, until it be- comes a stagnant pool, after which the Periclean will probably subside into an imbecile state of matrimonv. m 0ab 0f a JPmrkan Sag Wlien morning comes with light, white hands And clears the dark away, Across the yard we come in bands And enter on the day. We climb with trembling up the stair And sit all hushed and still ; Pe rhaps ' twould intei-est you to know We go through Newell ' s mill. And then we go down stairs, and next We sip from classic cup, We ' re given subjects from the text And told to " Work them up. " And then we go to twenty-three And sit and stare and blink, While we are told of ancient men - And get " done " in red ink. We follow fate to Latin class And there we get our fill Of Latin verbs and Latin nouns, But laughter echoes shrill. Old Boyd Hall is our last retreat, And there, dismayed, we hear The old reply, " Tee-hce ! Toot-toot ! " Ah, Physics, disappear ! Next laboratory hits us hard, We draw, we lift, we weigh! And when the period ' s up we say, " Thanks be, this ends the day. " - - Jh H: : ? Ci-ii m iiiiii lllliiil! ! PI ' lilllPiii.. ■|i| ' M l l |initi JvK,. yix l i ' pring (Elaaa of Nin tfen-fiftppn CLASS COLORS: Violet and Gold. CLASS FLOWER: Violet. CLASS OFFICERS. Irion Jack President Thelma Trichel Secretary Eleanor Atkins Class Artist Helen Wells Class Poet Helen Freeman Class Historian CLASS YELL : Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! I should smile ! Sis ! boom ! bah ! We ' ve been in it Rah to Class IC, All the while. Are we in it .? Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! CLASS MOTTO: " Ne tentes, aut perfice ' ' (attempt not, or accomplish thoroughly). 4 Adair, Ethel Atkins, Eleanor Barbae, Argerine Berly, Kathryn Bodin, Noelie Boies, Ethel Buatt, Hunter Lee Butts, Ina Cade, Sarah Caillet, Kmily Chauvin, Bella Collier, Nita Curtis, Einma Deblieux, Lucille Doughty, Lena Doughty, Charles Falcon, Hilda Folse, Julia Freeman, Helen Gray, Anna Lee Hawkins, Edith Hixon, Pearl Jack, Irion Latham, Agnes Lawes, Eunice Lee, Carrie Belle Lejeune, Cornelia Lindsey, Woodward Merritt, Helen Neff, Rowena Pertuit, Felicia Provosty, Mathilde Rist, Josie Belle Scott, Alma Smith, May Swan, Willie Taylor, Ethel Torres, Elvira Trichel, Thelma Tynes, Percy Vines, Lizzie Wallace, Willa Maa Wells, Helen J. Weldon, Estelle Yearwood, Dottie 4-.. 5-5 -:M N0m Wt 2Cnnm We traveled up the Normal walk Not many scores of days ago, We were quite willing then to talk — There was much that we did not know ! We walked around with haughty looks And wondered how they ever could Require of us to study books. Forget those days! I would we could. The teachers looked at us and sighed — We thought they were in deep despair Of teaching us who were so wise. You laugh at us ! Oh, is that fair . ' ' Now we have been here quite a while, And now we know to hold our tongues. We have all learned this, rank and file: When heads are light, don ' t use your lungs. In this the diff ' rence, after all. Between the Grad and Freshman lies: When things Grads know not of befall They hold their tongues and just look wise! Angkra In tlie sea of knowledge fishing, We are just a lot of anglers; In the deep our lines we ' re swishing, Tho ' our studies are such tanglers. Knowing that when we fish deep, Down within this misty sea ; We a large reward shall reap. When we leave our class IC Oh, how carefully we ' re watching. O ' er our corks and lines with pleasure, So we ' ll work with little botching And our haul will prove a treasure. Tho ' the fish we catch are smaller Than are others in this sea. All will help to make the hauler Go up higher than IC. In this way we ' ll soon be toiling. In the deep, deep sea of life. And long lines we ' ll be uncoiling, ' Mid the struggles and the strife. But such work will help us ever Great and good and strong to be, Till we ' ll laugh at trials to sever — Ties that bound us to IC. M il- ' M Mi liliKlil lllilill I hii X 3 un 0 iGnutjstanats i ummpr (Elaaa of 19 IB ViCTORiNE Letulle President Carlotta Matthews Vice-President Edna Frederick Secretary Benoit Dugas Treasurer Lela Spier Poet Berta Cole Artist MOTTO: Jamais en retard. COLORS: Black and Gold. FLOWER: PANSY. CLASS ROLI-. Elizabeth Annison Matt Buatt Lillie Belle Carpenter Marietta Cary Berta Cole Benoit Dugas Beatrice Foret Edna Frederick Esther Glass Zipporah Hooper Victorine Letulle Marguerite Moore Carlotta Matthews Addie Miller Ainiee Maurin Clara Pugh Rosa Rutherford Edyth Rutherford Irnia Scott Lela Spier Evy Thibodeaux Louis Wise Chloris Stevenson u Though our class is a wee A ' oung class, We have the greatest ambition, Clean slips we will unfold And to IB gain admission. But our class is a climbing class. Who falter not as on we go. If over stones we fall, Rising, we are stronger, you know. And our class is a winning class, Our victories are by no means few. We toil, we strive, we win — And some day we will get through I 1 . _frf -: Mff 311 Nm il0 l g rl|0ol e RADUATES of the Normal and prospective teachers are rejoicing with the children of the grades in the fact that a handsome model school building has been erected on Normal Hill. In 1910 the State Legislature appropriated an extra fifty thousand dollars to the Normal School on condition that the people of Natchitoches vote a tax for a like sum for the erection of a model school building. Early the following year the election for a five-mill tax for twelve years was carried and the building was begun. From July 1, 1912, to April 1, 1913, work never ceased, and today the new structure rivals even the main building. Occupying the former site of Boyd Hall, the three-story brick building at- tracts immediate attention. Ninety feet wide and one hundred fifty feet long, the building is strikingly simple. Its many windows will soon be brilliant with petunias, nasturtiums, and ferns. A four-foot flower bed surrounds the build- ing and a large bed for massing occupies the recess on each side of the main entrance. The simplicity of plan, in which every foot of floor space has been utilized, makes possible ten large classrooms and cloakrooms, an assembly hall with a seating capacity of four hundred, a gymnasium as large as the assembly room, three manual training rooms, consisting of workshop, elementary industrial work room, and exhibit room ; three domestic science rooms, consisting of kitchen, dining-room and sewing room ; a teachers ' rest room, a principal ' s off ' ice, a large kindergarten room, a well-lighted library room, lavatories, thirty-six small rooms for practice teaching, and spacious halls on all floors, extending the length of the building. The structure contains more than two hundred windows ; is heated by steam and lighted by electricity. The appointments are modern in every respect. Sanitary conveniences, shower baths in the gymnasium, vacuum cleaner system, automatic clock and buzzer, desks and opera chairs, arc of the best obtainable. The entire cost of the furnished building was sixty-five thousand dollars. jm. TIr ' iiitciist of tlic cliildriii cciittr nrouiul the library room. Tlie library is llieir gift to the school. Havincr read that Benjamin Franklin and a few friends founded the Phila(lelj)hia Library the children dctcrnuncd to establish a library for their school. The school organized itself into the Louisiana State Normal Model School Library Association, for the purpose of maintaining the library. Each class pledged itself to contribute not less than ten dollars to the library fund. In less than three months the fund amounted to three hundred and fifty dollars. The best books published for young people have been bought, and many have been donated by friends. Housed as it is in the most beautiful room of the building, furnished with liandsomc chairs and tables, and made attractive by pic- tures and flowers this library- must prove a J03 ' and inspiration to every bo} ' and irirl on Normal Hill. ' M %. MaM Btlioal Ten " Model " pupils having a good time — Practice teacher dismissed one, then there were nine. Nine little mischiefs going a rapid gait ; Teacher put one in a corner, then tiiere were eight. Eight little cherubs, looking fresh from heaven ; One poked his neighbor ' s ribs, then there were seven. Seven little pupils reading " The River Styx ; " One couldn ' t pronounce the word, then there were six. Six little classmates, glad to be alive ; One threw a paper ball, then there were five. Five little pupils, feeling pretty sore ; One mocked the teacher, then there were four. Four little pupils couldn ' t well agree ; One got angr} ' , then there were three. Three little gigglers — girls, of course, you knew — One giggled too much, then there were two. Two little girls, ready for more fun ; One pulled the other ' s hair, then there was one. One lone pupil, bereft of all fun ; She pined away and died, then there was none. II r f I t- ; 1 K j ..- ' ; ; ,? al u In keeping with the growth and development of the Normal School in material and scholastic lines, has come expansion in opportunities for cultural growth. It was but natural that the demand for the refining influences of that most universal of arts — music — should be met through the providing of increased facilities for its study and enjoyment. The opening of the present school year saw the reorganization of the music department, and the establishment of the School of Music. In order that the school may rank with similar institutions, more compre- hensive coui-ses of study have been provided, the teaching force augmented, and new equipment added. No effort has been spared to bring to the school the highest type of teaching ability and musicianship. The department is fortunate in the artistic strength and strong personality of its faculty, thus insuring patrons the best results obtainable. Miss Edith Mae Bundy, of the piano department, is a graduate of the Drake University Conservatory, a pupil of Lois Adler, of Cliicago, and of George Frwlerick Ogden, of Des Moines. Miss Bundy is a pianist who ha.s achieved much distinction by her work as a soloist. For the past four years she has been instructor at the Drake University Conservatory, where she was eminently successful as a performer and teacher. Her concert appearances have attracted favorable comment from press and public. Miss Mary Louise Dickinson of the piano department is a graduate of the Normal Training Department of the American Conservatory of Chicago. She is a pupil of Victor Garwood and has devoted much of her time to methods of teaching, accompanying, and juvenile training. Miss Dickinson is an excellent accompanist and successful teacher. Mrs. Helen Yates-Martin, who heads the vocal department, is a singer and teacher of high attainments, who has enjoyed the tutelage of eminent eastern masters. Possessing a pure soprano voice of much beauty, brilliancy and range, her singing is characterized by artistic finish and intelligence. Mrs. Martin is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Music, and has studied under such eminent artists as Ellison Van Hoose, the noted operatic tenor of the Chicago Grand Opera Company, and the well-known concert singer, Genevieve Wheat-Boal, soloist of the Minneapolis Orchestra tours, and Mme. Jessie Hawks. Mrs. Martin has also studied opera and oratorio under the direc- tion of the eminent authority, Alfred J. Mooney. She is also a highly successful teacher of piano and accompanist, having had as instructors Franklin Cannon, late of Vienna, and LeRoy B. Campbell of the Warren Conservatory. Mrs. Martin has had successful experience in concert recital and choir work. Her vocal abilities, musicianship and charming presence have contributed to win for her unstinted praise. As an instructor, her understanding of pupils ' needs and ability to impart knowledge have surrounded her with a large class of enthusi- astic pupils. Mrs. Martin has concertized with great success throughout Eastern and Middle Western states, and for the past three years has been one of the leading concert singers of Iowa. The school is under the direction of James Browne Martin, ] Ius. B. JMr. Martin was graduated from the Buckncll University School of Music (Penna.), later studying violin, piano, and theory under Edwin Brill and Henry Lang, in Philadelphia. Subsequent study was continued at the Royal Conservatory of Leipzig, Germany, where he had such celebrated masters as the late Dr. S. Jadas- son, Gustave Schreck, Dr. Merkel, and Theo. Raillard, in piano harmony and composition, the famous virtuoso, the late Arno Hilf and Rheinhold Jockisch, in violin, Hans Sitt, in ensemble, and Dr. Kretzschmar in history. For three years Mr. Martin was at the head of the violin and theory de- partments of the Pennsylvania College of Music, and lecturer upon music at the Meadville Theological School. After a year of study in New York, Mr. Martin joined the faculty of the Baker University Conservatory, where he achieved much success in directing musical organizations. For the past three years Mr. Mai tin 113 1 lias been prominently identified with the niusicul life of Des Moines, Iowa, where he was director of the violin, theory and supervisors ' departments of the Des Moines Mi sical College, and conductor of the Des Moines College Choral Society. Mr. Martin ' s work as soloist, theorist, teacher and director of nmsical organ- izations, has the endorsement of such prominent authorities as Dr. M. L. Bart- lett, Des ISIoines ; Thaddeus Rich, Philadelphia ; Charles Wyatt, Holmes Cowpcr, Chicago, and Emil OberhofFer, conductor of the Minneapolis Orchestra. Two private lessons per week are given in the major subject of instrument or voice, in which attention is given to the building of technique, cultivation of tone, interpretation, phrasing, memorizing, etc. Class instruction is given in all theoretical branches of music. A stimulating musical environment is made pos- sible by frequent concerts by visiting artists and facult} members, and by lec- tures and illustrated talks upon musical topics. Frequent recitals by pupils of all grades are given, and the art of public performance seriously studied and practiced. Every effort is made to develop pupils in accordance with the most approved methods; to create an appreciation of the best musical literature and the highest ideals in the art. Aside from its purely departmental relation to the Normal, the Music School provides an opportunity for the general student body to become more intelligently appreciative of the best music. The Music School becomes a factor in the higher moral, social, and cultural growth of the students, through the refining and uplifting influences of the art. The school is well equipped with commodious studios furnished with high grade pianos. The handsome auditorium, seating 750, contains a Steinway Concert Grand piano. Eighteen jiianos are provided for practice purposes, four new ones of standard make having been recently added, thus insuring excellent facilities for systematic practice. A Victor talking machine, with a large col- lection o f records, is used for purposes of musical illustration. Many free advantages not found in other schools are provided, which, to- gether with ideal surroundings, combine to make study at the Louisiana State Normal School equal to that of the foremost schools of the South. 1 ; H gS?i . X . z ' : ®J| Normal S rljnnl ©rrli atra BN ORGANIZATION which has playctl an important part in musical matters of the Normal School, is the Orchestra. Under the super- vision of the director, the Orchestra was reorganized and its member- sliip increased to twenty at the beginning of the year. The purposes of the organization are to afford an opportunity for orches- tral study, to encourage an appreciation of the best orchestral music, to assist in concerts and musical events given during the year. The membership is chosen by the director from the entire student body, and is based entirely upon the standard of work done by the candidates. Two rehearsals each week are held, and the preparation of classic and modern compositions undertaken for public performance. (From Normal Notes, in the New Orleans " Item. " ) " The Normal School Orchestra, which created such an excellent impression at a recital last term, made its first appearance this term at the Thursday morn- ing assembly, under the direction of Mr. Browne Martin, director of the School of Music. So superior to all anticipations was the playing of the Orchestra that the large audience was stirred to unusual admiration. The artistic work of the organization was a revelation to its hearers. In precision, shading, balance of parts and beauty of effects secured, the Orchestra surpasses any in the history of the school. " j -.r j i r I . . A .._ ? fl y, -i: - ::. ' «: ;. . ' L? Browne Martin, Director. Mrs. Browne Martin, Pianist. FIRST VIOLINS. Will Phillips, Concert Master Pearl Duncan Blanche De Rouen Alice Williamson SECOND VIOLINS. Mrs. M. V. Wildesen Mattie Baker Eulalia Crawford Lucile DeBlieux Erma Sompayrac VIOLA. Newton Voiers CLARINETS Warren Voiers Irion Nelkcn CORNETS. W. H. Stopher Cecil McClung HORN. Sidney Lucas. ■ ' OFFICERS. Honorary President, . L. Roy. Malcolm Kaffic President Thomas Ellcnder Vice-President Willie Bonncy Secretary-Treasurer Isabellc Tliompson Librarian Prof. Browne Martin Musical Director Edith Mae Bundy Pianist MEMBERS. Adams, Milton Doughty, C. K. Miles, Emina Alford, J. H. Duncan, Pearl McCasland, Maggie Aaron, Betta de GraflFenreid, Thelma Matthews, Carlotta Alford, Lexie de Ronen, Mona Marler, Alice Alford, Lennie Dehlieux, Earle Nugent, Lola Atkins, Grace Deblieux, I,ucille Xorred, James Alexander, Allene Dupree, Claude I ' erret, M. J. Atkins, Eleanor Dugas, Arthur Petrie, Dorothy Bains, Annie Ellender, Thomas Plauchc, Belle Babin, Celine Enloe, Jack Protho, Sadie Bascle, Claudia Freeman, Helen Pickels, Margaret Batchelor, Ruth Field, Annie Laurie Reeves, Audena Bayne, I. D. Fortier, Lucille Roux, Daisy Benton, Norma Germany, Irene Roux, Carolyn Beadle, Onesia Giddens, Emmie Robert, Bessie Bloodworth, I ' idwina Gray, Katherine Sawyer, Shirley Bond, A. T. Genaux, Elise Scarborough, Ruby Brown, Roe Hamilton, Florence Stopher, H. W. Brigante, Mary Hamilton, Ruffin Seawell, Ruth Browne, Mary E. Harvey, Tom Serpas, Hedwige Breda, Rowena Harland, Julia Sicard, Daisy Breda, Winona Jones, B. O. Smith, May Cage, Estella Jackson, Fred Stafford, Rosalind Carr, Lucy Jackson, Christine Steatham, Isola Carter, H. V. Kaffie, Malcolm Sleiiiwinder, Mal.el Carver, Miriam Kent, Daisy ' I ' aylor, Lizzie Carver, Judith Keller, Edna Thonijison, Isabel Carter, Maude Kelly, Mildred Tynes, P. A. Crawford, Minerva Kiel), Loretta ' an den Bosch, Louise Crawford, Harriet Ledoux, Lucie N ' ought, Dorothy Clement, Jeanne I-isso, Mary ' oiers, NTewton Corley, R. ¥.. Metoyer, Roland Wise, E. J. Couvillion, Lou , Maricelli, Mabel Wells, Helen Dampf, Fannie Martin, Mrs. Browne Waddill, Josie Dey, Dora Morrison, Ruth White, A. B. Dezauche, Aline Moore, Verta 110 : {L }t (Sljoral omtij ONE of the principle features of musical life at the Normal is the Choral Society- This organization was founded at the beginning of the winter term of 1912, by Mr. Browne Martin, the director of the School of Music. It is generally conceded that the work of an excellent choral society and effi- cient orchestra can accomplish more for the promotion of interest in things truly musical than any other forms of musical endeavor. The purpose of this new addition to the many activities of the Normal, is no! only to afford training and pleasure to those who sing, but also to strengthen the interest and apprecia- tion of the student body and public in the highest type of choral literature, including operas, oratorios, and cantatas. That the Society may take its place as one of the foremost factors in the musical and cultural growth of the school, it has been organized upon a sound basis which will insure its permanency. The officers have been efficient and faithful in the discharge of their duties, and their interest and work in behalf of the organization have contributed much to its success. Although the membership is voluntary, over one hundred students are en- rolled, and the interest and support already manifest augurs well for the future welfare and growth of the Society. Each member looks forward with pleasure to the rehearsal hours on Tuesday ' s and Fridays. It has been said that " music does not require novelty; nay, the older it is and the more accustomed we are to it, the greater its effect. " That the members of the Society have experienced this is proven b} ' increased enjoyment at each succeeding rehearsal. Much of the enthusiasm of the organization is due to the energy and ability of the director, Mr. Martin. His encouragement spurs the singers on to their best efforts, making them strive to fulfill his expectations of them. Mr. Martin ' s wide experience in directing enables him to keep up the spirit of the Society, and to teach the members to appreciate fully the beauty of the music. Tl e Society made its first public appearance at the Thursday Music Assembly, February 20, assisted by Mrs. Helen Yates-Martin, soprano soloist, presenting the soprano solo and chorus, " Lovely Appear, " from Gounod ' s " The Redemption. " The pronounced success of this initial appearance was duplicated in even greater degree at the graduation exercises March 20, when the Society sang " Unfold ye Portals, " with orchestra accompaniment, to the delight of a large audience. During the next school year it is the plan of the Society to present an opera before the Christmas holidays, which will be followed by a cantata or ora- torio later in the year. The Society is at present looking forward to rendering Cowen ' s beautiful cantata, " The Rose Maiden, " during commencement. This cantata has been given with great success by the director in other schools, and we are sure that the Societ3 ' ' s rendition of it will prove equally gratifying. ill ijN MIEIf lErbrttr ffiit rarg S omtg OFFICERS G. J. Wise , President O. P. Babin Vice-President Annie Levins Secretary H. V. Carter Treasurer Mabel Claihe Fohd Critic May Rogers Editor MOTTO Labor is Worship COLORS Purple and Gold 1 ij M0 iil ' SdU for 1912-1913 Alexander, Allcnc Broussard, R. T. Allen, Eleanor Burns, W. H. Andrews, Neva Cage, Estella Aydell, J. J. Callaway, Sidney Babin, 0. P. David, Johnnye Bailey, Lottie Dcloney, Roy Bains, Annie DoRoucn, Blanche •• ■•■ ' Barliam, Carrie DcRoucn, Ruby i Barhani, Geneva Dl , Dora Barlow, ]Myrna Dezendorf, Elizabeth - ' Bennett, Marie Dornian, Lee Ola Canterburv, John Ducournau, J. A. Carr, Bessie Duncan, Pearl Carr, IVIary Dutch, Katie Carter, H. V. Eckcr, Hettie " ¥■ Clement, Jeanne Ecker, Tabitha Clinton, Ora Bell Englehardt, Barbara Colbert, Nell Enloe, Edwin Collins, Esma Ford, INIabel Claire Colvin, Dora Freeman, J. E. Colvin, Lossc Fuller, Laura i.i Connell, Atlilene Fuller, Lcnora jv Cooksey, Mrs. Julia Gardner, Mildred Coon, Minnie Garrett, Delia ' Couvillion, Lou Giddens, Emmie h ' Cox, Crichton (iolson, John %j Crawford, Eulalia Graham, Nellie Crawford, Harriet Grant, Elma % Crawford, Nerva Grant, Lelia Crowell, Cora Hall, Minnie Ibf Crowell, T. C. Hanchcy. George f Daspit, Edith Hargrove, yi. D. a Daussat, Geraldine Holmes, Audic Bonnette, D. C. Holmes, R. S. f Bourgeois, p unico Hooper, Jean Bowden, Maggie Houston, Lessie ' . Boslcv, ?:thcl Howell, Frances ' ' . A, ' Breda, Henri H. Hinnphries, J. R. Brigante, Mary .lackson, A. F. Broussard, lathilde Jackson, Christine M m. Johnson, Isalina Jones, B. E. Jones, B. O. Kaffie, Harold Kennon, Sallie Kimbrell, Lettie Kilpatric, Rosa Kleb, Loretta Kranson, Harry Lacroix, Lizzie Leonard, Hazel Levins, Annie Manning, Ola Marcelli, Mabel Marchand, A. J. Marston, Louise McAnn, Elizabeth INIcAnn, Maud McCasland, Maggie McGraw, Annie McLeroy, Alice McMullen, Hettie Meadows, Mary Medlock, Mary Mestayer, Norbert Midyett, Jewel Mixon, Biford Monk, Elsie Montegut, J. J. O. Moore, Eva Dell Moore, Verta Murphy, C. C. Nabours, Florence Nelken, Irion Nelson, Ada Nelson, Lalon Norckauer, Helen Nugent, Lola Odom, Minnie Lee Parent, Elsie Pearce, Amanda Perry, Emma Phillips, Lillian Poole, Mary Porter, Archie Ragan, Lee Ci ' aig Reagon, C. R. Read, Mrs. Reid, Maggie Roach, Lucille Roberts, Bessie Roby, Alex Rogers, Julia Rodgers, May Sanders, Dannie Sandoz, Rose Scaife, Erin Shelton, Olive Smith, Eva Sorey, Zola Spells, Sadie Spencer, Ola Steele, Naomi Steinwinder, Mabel Stuckey, Geneva Sweeney, Mary Talbert, Ethel Teddlie, W. F. Wall, H. H. Waller, Claudia Waller, Fannie Waller, Lillie Mai Walker, Bessie Walker, Katie Wasson, Ida Williams, Audie Williams, Martha Whitman, Mildred Wise, E. W. Wise, G. J. Winbarg, H. J. Woodward, Estelle Vancey, Ethel i n B ta tl|p E 3j. S . Here ' s to the loyal hearts Of the E. L. S. of old ; Here ' s to her grand old banner, With colors of purple and gold ! Here ' s to all of the hearts That to E. L. S. beat true. And if you ' re going to join us, Then here ' s a toast to you ! Here ' s to her triumphs of old ! Here ' s to her future success ! Here ' s to the Purple and Gold ! Here ' s to the E. L. S. ! ii ala linn bg E. SI. B. Medals for debate, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897. Medal for music, 1898. Medal for oratory, 1898. Medals for declamation and oratory, 1899. Medal for play, 1900. Medal for art, 1901. Medals for tableaux and declamation, 1902. Medal for declamation, 1904. Medals for declamation and parliamentary law, 1905. Medal for oratory, 1906, 1907. Medal for declamation, 1908. Medals for declamation and oratory, 1 909. Won loving cup, 1909. Medals for declamation, oratory, and debate, 1910. Became owner of loving cup, 1910. Medal for music, 1911. v Kl ' !fl o A? rf!!»,J; MS. OFFICERS. M. J. Ferret President C. P. Knight Vice-President Margie Hays Secretary Earle DeBijeux Treasurer ViRGiE Johnson Critic Florence Beatty Editor ROLL. Betta Aaron J:.thel de Lahoussey Milton Adams Beatrice Delaune Viotoire Ane Will Dunkleman Corinne Aswell Lizzie Dunkleman Ruth Batchelor Claud Dupree Helen Baker Sallie Eckart Maud Baillon Eloise Ethridge Frank Barnes Katie Earnest Sadie Barlow Annie Field Onesia Beadle Bennie Flynn Florence Beatty Ruth Ford Dora Bell Lucile Fortier Bessie Burnham Elmira Gallion Mamie Bernstein Elise Geneux xMaud Berwicke Lucy Gilbeau Gertrude Billon Jessie Goldman Bessie Blanchard Belle Granary Willie Bonney Katherine Grey Hartwell Bardelon Mariam Griffin Gladys Bourgeois Garland Gulley Albert Browne Mabel Handy Roe Brown Athene Harvey Ruth Bryson Julia Harland Ruth Caldwell Margie Hays Myrtle Cannon Anna Henderson Judith Carver Ella Hickman Lucy Carr Aline Himel Francis Carr Florence Hamilton Leonore Caspari Castle Holland Rozina Cavett Mary Hopkins Erline Courtney Virgie Johnson Olive Davidson May Kaffie Earl De Blieux Malcolm Kaffie Thelma de GraflFenreid Julia Kemp 133 ?12r:StS fesA SiCdO»o«U3 sSiSi? sb l P t . Daisy Kent Carrie Kirbj ' Jessie Kirby Hannah Klaus C. P. Knight Alicia La Fleur Zelia Lawrason Lucy Le Blanc Lucy Ledoux Carmen Lasseigne Lucy Leveque Ada Mae Lillie Mary Lisso Callie Long Roby Loomis Elsie Major Walter McCook Alice McNeeley Ida Means Mamie Meyer Lucretia Midyett Emma Miles Bunyan Nash Rowena Nick James Norred Charlotte Xawadney E. D. Perkins M. J. Perret Dorothy Petrie Delphine Plouche Gertrude Pope Josie Pujh Hilda Rachel Edwina Raynham G. C. Reeves Susie Reiser Annie Richardson Lovie Rist Willie Roberts Frances Rachel Lucile Rogers Ruth Seawell Olivia Scott Daisy Sieard Jamie Simpson Ida Spier Rosalind Stafford Sadie Stinson Mary Stinson (Mrs.) Lizzie Taylor Frances Teddlie Hazel Thibodaux Mildred Thield Lilian Thoede Albeta Thompson Mittie Mae Thompson Isabelle Thompson W. H. Trappey Susette Unter Newton Voiers Lena Watson Jeanne Webre Blanche Weil Cecil Weil Jeannette Wemp Aline White Leona Wilson Esther Wilson Henri D. Williams Carrie Wintz Annie Windes Clara Wise Emmett Young Johnny Wright Blanche Zeagler ? ' . ' W -sVy-- Srihulf to tl,. f fkfra Mtfr ICuou.leJ.sf | Come, let us praise the S. A- K., Those seekers after knowledge true, Oh, let us give them all their due For many years their name has stood For all that ' s right and wise and good. Right reverently their name let s say ' Tis second yet to none save thee, Oh Normal! Let it always be. All hail to thee ! Oh S. Ar f y " : • What praise we in the S. A. K. ? Our classmates, ean est fnends and you. Who strive your best always to do The things which seem to you the best. Each deed is nobl er than the rest. You who labor on each day And grow not vain of service vrought. But count each deed as one brought More glory to thee, S. A. K. Who planned thee first, oh, S- A- K- Long years ago on Noi-inal Hi 1 . A band of students worked with v ill Ind brought thee forth on christening day , They named thee, then, the b. A. iv. Since then, we hope forever aye. Thou ' st stiod undaunted all these years, Amid the toils, the joys the tears Of all thy members, S. A. iV. What does the S. A. K. at pi esent now? Oh, reader, ask that now of me. Who loves our grand society r She stands as stanch as e ' er she stood, A noble band, so great and good. And may it stand as thus, I pray. Till Normal School shall cease to be. Oh, may I be not there to see Thy downfall, grand old S. A. IS.. . Piophesy for the S. A. Kl It needs no witch to prophesy. It needs no elf— just you or I, Or any one, for stand it will As long as there ' s life on Norma Hill. Oh Muse! I fain would ena my lay. All hail to thee ! Oh Alma Mater ! All hall to thee, no less the greater . All hall to thee! Oh S. A. K. . ■ . y-.--- •t % %, i g . A. 2C. ifflf bal Hinn ra 1894 — Georgie McMurdo Declamation 1895— Robert Phillips Declamation 1896 — Annie Stephenson Declamation 1897 — Mary Hawkins Declamation 1898— Louise Lafargue Declamation 1899 — Zama Scarborough Editor ' s Paper 1901 — Delos R. Johnson Oratory 1901— Lettie G. Sealy Declamation 1902— C. C. Corckern Oratory 1903— Lillian Gibbs Declamation 1905 — Mattie Turnley Oratory 1906 — Inez Crask Declamation 1907 — Blanche Granary Declamation 1907— S. A. K. Choral Club Chorus 1907 — Moise Levy Parliamentary Law 1908 — Blanche Granary Oratory 1908 — Hattie Clyde Taylor Parliamentary Law 1911 — Audrey Wiggins Declamation 1911— Ethel Glaze Oratory 1912 — Charlton Locke Declamation ' :v -=? % W. 1 If Ai,l,r: m i Bahmi (Eulturf (Elub OFFICERS Ai HKHT President T. L. H ARVEv Vice-President Blanche Brooks Secretary CoRXELi A Power Treasurer 1. 11. 1. IAN Fi.ANUERs Critic Mahv Reaves Editor COLORS Olive Green antl Gold MOTTO Through Difficulties to the Skies Alford, J. H. Annison, T. J. Bankston, Lorena Bayne, I. D. Bains, F.mnia Beinvcnue, Fzilda Bell, Alice Bond, Ambrose Brown, Isabelle Brown, Mary Breaux, Earl Brooks, Blanche Bogrgs, Mozelle Cammack, J. E. Cordill, ZuleiKa Enloe, Ira Eliender, T. J. Farrar, Joe Flanders, Lillian M. C. C. ROLL. Gaunt, Sara Gautier, Helen Guillot, Clara Guillot, Julia Guidry, Felicie Guadry, Maude Grayson, Edna Gibson, Lillian Hair, Larcie Myra Hawkins, Alice Huckabay, Iris Harvey, T. L. Kelley " , Mildred Kirtk-y, Hattie Keller, Edna Keller, Elma Kelso, Albert Klos, Helen Mary, Ix)retta Marionneaux, Gertie HONORARY MEMBERS. Mr. Levin McCook Mr. J. C. Monroe Miss Mabel Moore Mr. R. W. Winstcad Owen, Delia Lindsey, Nettie Powers, Cornelia Potter, Allie Prudhonime, Anita Polk, Mrs. Reaves, Mary Reeves, Audina Smith, Winnie D. Sompayrac, Marie Street, Pearl Serjias, Hedwige Short, Florence Saucier, Corrine Thom, W. W. Welsh, Laura Wardlaw, O. C. Wylie, Hiram Yancev, Ina Elaine d MthulB Wm b M. (H. (H. 1903— Oratory C. A. Riddle 1903— Parliamentary Law M. C. C. 1904 — Oratory Henry Perrault 1904 — Extemporaneous Speech J. H. Alford 1906— Chorus M. C. C. Choral Club 1909 — Parliamentary Law Mattie O ' Daniel 1912— Oratory W. C. Freeman 1912— Chorus M. C. C. Choral Club Said S. A. K. to E. L. S., " Who won in the society contest? " Said E. L. S. to S. A. K., " M. C. C, so the judges say. " Said S. A. K. to M. C. C, " With the judges we do not agree. " Said E. L. S., " We will not fuss, We ' re glad ' twas 3 ou since ' twasn ' t us. " Said Mortar Board to the other two, " Why did you let I. C. C. get ahead of you: Said they, " ' Tis hard to face defeat — In oration Freeman can ' t be beat. " Said M. C. C. to all the crowd, " Of W. C. Freeman we arc very proud. " I MORTAR BOARD SOCIETf iOMOf m w n H s?i Ai ' Mh ' J MavUv Inarb Bomtg OFFICERS. Frank Phillips President HoLLis Harper Vice-President Dorothy Vought Secretary Clyde Carter Treasurer Elmira Montgomery Editor Norma Benton Chorister Louise Van den Bosch Critic Colors: Black and Gold. Flower : Sunflower. IVIotto: " With plumb and level. " MEMBERS. Quelle Aulds H. Lee Buatt Ruth Beasley Norma Benton Mattie Baker Walter Brewer Clyde Carter Homer Carter Emma Lee Cook Mona De Rouen Arthur Dugas B. C. Dugas Margaret Ecker Claude EUender Ethel Hawkins Hollis Harper Ruffin Hamilton Irma Howerton Fred Jackson Vivian Keller R. W. Kemp Evelyn Kent Eunice Lawes Agnes Latham Elizabeth Lehmann Victorine Letullc Carrie ] Iaus Alice ] Iarler Ethel Merrill Urlien Mire Elmira Montgomery INIargucrite Moore Fleet Parker Frank Phillips Mary Reid Mabel Reid Fannie Robin Lucile Roy Ruby Shelton M. N. Stafford Lillie Stephens Charles Tynes Percy Tynes Louise Van den Bosch Dorothy Vought A. B. White Ellis Williams Alice Williamson Louis Wise ■Iv, :iSM ggg glAjfcfc; j,| jg . ®1|P JBDrtar lnar We are a young society, The Mortar Board by name ; By constant labor we expect To win renown and fame. The S. A. K., the E. L. S., The younger M. C. C, Have risen to the greatest heights, Where we hope soon to be. From town and club in gay array, We students come a-packing ; Young men, so tall and maidens fair. In no way are we lacking. Our riddles and our hearty jokes Keep us from feeling blue ; Our recitations and our songs Make all our hearts beat true. Sing " Dixie " first, then " Uncle Sam, And then yell L. S. N. ; The Mortar Board we ' ll always love, For that ' s where we began. I %; •.-A t.frC iE; ' . (UntW iFranratJS OFFICIERS. Mlle. Mathilde Broussard Presidente M. J. OsAVALD MoNTEGUT Vice-Prcsidentc Mlle. Elsie jNIajor Secretaire Mlle. Maude Gaidry. Tresoriere M. Rene Broussard Critique Mlle. Hedwige Serpas Editeur Mlle. Gertrude Pope Scrgente d ' armes Ane, Victoire Arceneaux, Norma Ay dell, Jerome Bascle, Claudia Beatty, Florence Benton, Norma Bienvenu, Ezilda Billon, Gertrude Billon, Lil Blanchard, Bessie Bodin, Noelie Bonnette, Clayton Bonney, Willie Elise Breda, Winona Broussard, Mathilde Broussard, Rene Bryson, Ruth Cade, Sai ' ah Cavett, Rozina Comeaux, Gladys Daspit, Edith Davidson, Olive MEMBRES ACTIFS. DcRouen, Mona Dormon, Lee Ola Ewing, Grcville Folse, Julia Forct, Beatrice Gaunt, Sara Gauthier, Helene Germany, ] Iarie Ii ' cnc Gray, Anna Lee Grouchy, Hazel Gaidry, Maude GuUey, Garland Jones, B. Oswald LeBlanc, Lucie Lejeune, Cornelia Letulle, Victorine IVIajor, Elsie Mary, Lorctto IMaurin, Aimec ] Iaus, Carrie Mire, Ui-lien INIontegut, J. Oswald Moore, Marguerite Nawadey, Charlotte Ncff, Rowena Nelken, Bernard Nugent Lola Parent, Elsie Plauche, Belle Plauche, Dclphine Pope, Gertrude Prudhomme, Anita Pugh, Clara Provosty, Mathilde Roux, Carolyn Roy, Lucile Seawell, Ruth Serpas, Hedwige Sicard, Daisy Simpson, Jcannie Thibodaux, Evy Torres, Elvira Trichcl, Thelma Wcldon, Estelle Wilson, Lillie MEMBRES HONORAIRES. M. le Presidente V. L. Roy Mile. Noelie Hart Mlle. Virginia Hulsart Madame L. M. Kcane M. H. W. Stopher Mile. Dean Varnado INIlle. Roberta Newell Mlle. Mabel IMoore M. J. E. Guardia T« l tHtnrtquF in (Htvdt 3Franrata Dans le but de cultivcr I ' art de la conversation dans leur langue maternelle, les etudiants dcs classes francaises de I ' Ecole Normale, inspires par leur pro- fesseur, Mademoiselle Noelie Hart, se reunirent le onze juin, dix-neuf cent douze et s ' organiserent sous le nom de Cercle Francais. L ' enthousiasme des premiers niembres f ut bientot contagieux ; tous ceux qui parlaient le francais se joignirent au petit cercle qui grandit et prit une telle extension qu ' il fut decide, des la rentrec du terme d ' automme d ' adopter une Constitution et de s ' enroler en societc litterair e. Le zele et I ' esprit d ' unite avec lesquels les membres s ' acquittent de leurs parties sur le programme font presager que la plus jeune de toutes les organisations de I ' Ecole Normale est destinee a jouir d ' une longue vie. Les etudiants francais sout des progrcssistes un des resultats de leurs efforts est une collection de livres francais comprenant deja bon nombre de volumes de litterature, d ' histoire, d ' art, et de revues periodiques — petit noyau d ' une future bibliotheque francaise. Ficrs du titre de Louisianais et des liens qui les unissent a leur mare-patrie, la France, les membres du Cercle Francais se proposent non-seulement de ne jamais permettrc a la langue de leurs ancetres de perir parmi eux, mais encore de la conscrver dans toute sa purete, comme langue ecrite et comme langue parlee, se souvenant que leur origine Icuc impose cette obligation que leur devise leur rappellc aussi : " Noblesse oblige. " (J0x {QtBriiJutorum VOL. 2 NATCHITOCHES, LA., Idus Februarii, MDCCCCXIII. No. 1 VOX DISCIPULORUM ADMINISTRES NEGOTI. DE PUBLICATIONE Hoc volumen et pro delectatione et beneficio a discipulis Scholae Nor- malis in republica Louisianae publica- tur, et utimur Latina ut vobis et Lat- inam et Anglicam noscendas esse de- monstremus si bene evenire velitis. 1 A J. H. Alford 1 B Grace Atkins 1 C Carroll Killen 2 A Lovie Rist 2 B Hollis Harper 2 C R. S. Holmes 3 A Betta Aaron Nell Colbert 3 B Mary Reaves 10 Lucie Leveque Publicata singulis mensibus PARTICULA LOCI. S. A. K. societas apertam conven- tionem in auditorio ante diem IV Kal. Feb. habuit. EDITORES. 1 A Marietta Cary Eunice Lawes 1 B Agnes Latham Dora Welch 1 C Selma Smith Margaret Cravath Non est dubium quin nova schola (acdificium) habitari parata futura sit medio Februario. 2 A Joe Farrar Minnie Odom 2 B Tabitha Ecker Dorothy Vought 2 C Carrie Kirby Vashti Keoun 3 A Mabel Claire Ford S. A. K., E. L. S. et M. C. C. so- cietates magnam laudem merentur pro delectatio laeta quae sub auspiciis eorum nuper habita est, cum Duna- way Symphonia Societas egit " Domi- nam Decorationis. " Maggie McCasland 3 B Thelma deGraffenreid Florence Stuckey 10 Lillian Flanders Lucile Rogers Nostri puellae et pueri victores nu- per in ludis fuerant. Socii et Marks- villiense et Lafayette erant victi. Hie ludus erat globus in calatho (basket- ball). m I)E INVASIONE GERMINU.M (GERMS). OHni in Noniiali colle habit abaiit inulti et laeti discipuli, quoinim niulti (liligcnter laborabant, vcruni etiani pauci niliil nisi de sumptu cogitabant. Omnes res in ea schola feliciter ad ccrtuni tcnipus bene geri vidcbantur ; turn, clicu, magna pcstis, exercitus gerniinum coUem invasit. Turn vero fidelis constantia horuni populoruin ostensa est. Magnus morbus coUcm vastabat et multi superabantur aestu febroque. Praeses Roy autcm, parvus impe rator sed audax, pro vita liorum adulescentium nobiliuni fortiter pug- nabat. Capsulibus telis sine timore audacibus hostibus occurrebat. Dili- gcntes discipuli singuli superabantur et denique Praeses Ro}- propter mag- num periculum volneratum exercitum adulescentium dimisit et exercitum novum vocavit. Statim Dowlingus ad aciem con- tendit. Post viginti unus dies pug- natum erat ignibus, aqua et sulpure, hostes superabantur. Turn Dowlin- gus et milites victorcs discesserunt. Post profcctionem corum discipuli re- cuperati sed tristes revocati sunt. Quamquam pauci ex sociis amantibus ill acri impetu interfecti sunt, reliqui sc fortes et fideles Nonnali Scholae onmibus niandatis respondendo prae- bent. DE BELLO INTER SOCIE- TATES LITERARIAS. E. I . S. primo propter nuiltitudi- nem et cximiam opinionem suorum oratorum proelium committere consti- tuit cum M. C. C. Itaque certa nocte nuper contentione orationum quid hostis virtute posset et quid viri eorum auderent periclitabatur. Pugnatum est in rostra acriter. Copiae ex E. L. S., Hargrove et Montegut ducibus, in dextra et sinistra adoriebantur. Sed M. C. C, Farrarc et Cammacko ducibus, illas magna cum caede su- perabant. His rebus gestis, tanta opinio huius contentionis ad S. A. K. delata est, ut hi cum M. C. C. proelium oratorum committere statuerent, ut quae so- cietas plurimum studio orationum posset cognoscerent. Ob famam Farraris et Cammacki, ]M. C. C. supplicationem decrevit quod ante id tempu nuUi accidit. QUIDVIS. Es bonus sed noli dicere omnibus. Sic aliis facete ut voltis ut vobis faciant. Libri ad scientian nos inducunt si eis utimur ut debemus ; sed nos in ig- norantia relinquent nisi intellcgentur. " Homo cui est mille amici nullum amicum ad parcendum habet; sed is, qui unum inimicum liabet, illi ubique loci obvenit. " " Alius niensis praeterivit " discipu- lus inquit " et spero me praeterisse. " Quo mense feminae minime loquun- tur. " Februario, quia brevissinuis est. Oculi Domini in onmibus locis sunt malum et bonum aspicientes. NARRATIO. Olim, Alma filia pulchra nautae, in oppido habitavit. Totae incolae Al- mam amabant., et earn rosis omabant. Saepe cum patre in urbem ibat ubi libros multos et dona pulchra ci auro emibai. Marcus, doctissimus vir, cam in urbe manentem vidit et ea ei gratis- sima erat. Marcus erat vir non tardo animo et mox domum illius venit. Accidit ut luna plena csset et in horto caram Almam inveniret. Mox salutationes inter se dederunt. " Fer- reus " inquit " essem, si te non amar- em. " " Admirari est gratum " Alma inquit, " sed non dubito quin te mox huius rei paeniteat. " " Ego te " inquit Marcus, " admiror et tu me culpas, sed omittam verba, quando tibi pla- cet. " Tandem vir discessit autem Alma multa dona missa ab Marco recepit. PROVERBIA. Honestas est politia optima. Labor et amor omnia vincunt. Veritas est magna et praevalcbit. Praestari non potest sine ingente labore. Est stulti in error e manere. Bonorum vita est vacua metu. Crcde te habere et habes. Res votustas est lactitia in per- pctuni. Illc qui ridct ultimo optimc ridct. Prudcntcs vii ' i conservant sapicn- tiam sed os dcmcntiuin est proxinium exitio. Superbia ante exitium it et supcrus animus ante ruinam. Vitae virorum clarorum nos inter- 1 ' dum inoncnt ut obscurus remancre est ] melius. Nomcn bonum est potius deligcn- dum quam magnae divitiae et aman- tia gratia potius quam argentum au- rumque. Puella parva suum patrem rogavit " Patev; ubi natus es.? " " In Bostonia, mea cara. " " Et ubi mater nata est.? " " In San Francisc o, mea cara. " " Et ubi ego nata sum. ' ' " " In Philadelphia, mea cara. " " Vero estne mirum quo modo nos tres populi congressi sint. ' ' " " f " r ? Wl i ' . -■ ' ' ' . |- .y2 r€ ' .■ 5lv ' «, ; ' v5: ' " ' f -; m mb ra of fnunglinmrn QIlfnattanAHHonattnn MARCH, 1913. Alexander, Allene Atkins, Grace Babin, Celine Bailey, Loula Bains, Emma Bains, Annie Beadle, Onesia Bell, Dora Benton, Norma Berwick, Maude Bowden, Miss Jessie Brooks, Blanche Butler, Leola Carr, Lucy Carroll, Miss Cary, Marietta Colvin, Kate Collier, Nita Crawford, Eulalia Curtis, Emma Currie, Harriet David, Johnnie Davis, Mr. L. A. DeGraffenreid, Thelma Ernest, Katie Flanders, Lillian Ford, Ruth Garrett, Eugenia Gardner, Mildred Graham, Nellie Gray, Katherine Gaunt, Sara Griffin, Marion Guardia, Mr. J. E. Hair, Larcie Handy, Mabel Hays, Margie Hedges, Mr. P. T. ilenderson, Anna Hooper, Zipporah Hopper, Mr. A. M. Hopkins, Mary Harold, Annie Ruth Johnson, Virgie Johnson, Isolina Kay, Minnie Kcane, Mrs. Lillie Kirby, Jessie Klos, Helen Keoun, Vashti LeBlanc, Lucie LaFleur, Alicia Matthews, Carlotta Miles, Emma Midyett, Lucretia Mixon, Biford Moore, Miss Mabel Mooi " e, Verta Montgomery, Elmira Monroe, Mr. J. C. McCall, Beulah McCasland, Maggie McCasland, Ernie McVoy, Mrs. L. C. Nelson, Lalon Newell, Miss Roberta Odom, Minnie Lee Owen, Delia Painter, Louella Patterson, Stella Perry, Emma Powers, Cornelia Prothro, Sadie Belle Pugh, Josie Ragan, Lee Craig Reeves, Mary Reeves, Audena Roach, Lucile Roberts, Willie Rodgers, May Russell, Miss Bessie Russell, Miss Scharlie Rogers, Lucile Rutherford, Edyth Rutherford, Rose Scrpas, Hedwidgc Scarborough, Ruby Shoptaugh, Mr. J. R. Short, Florence Smith, Winnie St. Amant, Mr. A. D. Stafford, Rosalind Steele, Naomi Stinson, Mrs. Mary Stinson, Sadie Stinson, Sue Annie Sweeney, Inez Talbert, Nora Taylor, Lizzie Thompson, Mittie May Turner, Mary Van den Bosch, Louise Varnado, IMiss Dean Vines, Lizzie Weeks, Miss Welch, Dora Whittington, Aletha Whitman, Mildred Whisenhunt, Mr. C. C. Wildesen, Mrs. M. V. Winstead, Mr. R. W. Wise, Clara Wriglit, Johnny Yancey, Ethel Yancey, Ina Young, Vera Mai Zeagler, Blanche r: sf I ' M I ' lmm!., iililfhlflil «j?: t: mm m. 1 ?J|t0tara Df tljf 1- m. (E. A. On March 12, 1911, IMiss Sinclah ' , a representative of the Y. W. C. A., visited the Devotional Circle, an organization composed of the more earnest and spiritual-minded girls in school. At her suggestion the Devotional Circle was merged into a Y. W. C. A., which has been one of the most influential organizations in the Normal ever since that time. During the following summer the devotional meetings were held every Sunday afternoon and were largely attended. With the opening of the fall quarter, 1911, a large number of new members took the places of many who had left in the summer. Miss Myra Withers, the Student Secretary from St. Louis, Mo., visited the Association and greatly encouraged the members by her talks and many helpful suggestions. In June, 1912, the Association wanted to send a delegate to the South- western Conference, held at Monte Ne, Ark. The financial condition of the Association was not such as to defray the expenses incident to this trip, yet the influence and interest felt in this organization were so great that with the aid of the faculty and student-body, this difficulty was overcome, and Miss May Rodgers was sent as our representative. Two Mission Study classes were organized during that same summer and so much interest was manifested in them that the attendance was always large, in spite of the fact that the meetings were held on school days, and that so much extra work had to be done in the afternoons. Miss Roberta DuBose spent a week during January, 1913, with the Asso- ciation, and through her efforts a large number of members joined the Y. W. C. A. The future seems brighter for the Y. W. C. A. this year than evei before. It has recently organized a Mission Class, and has moved into its own domicile, a reading room in the old Matron ' s Building. It now has a large membership of capable, earnest, intellectual young women, each of whom is doing all in her power to further the work of the Y. W. C. A. in every way. Ap00tlp0l|ip 0f f rag r Among the oldest and largest oi-ganizations in the Catholic Church is the League of the Sacred Heart. This league is for men, women, and children of the Catholic denomination. Ever since it has been in existence it has aimed to bring its members into closer unison. As every community, large and small, is acquainted with this league, the Catholic Church in Natchitoches has organized two: one for the citizens of Natchitoches, and one for the Normal students. This league has lived with the Normal students for a number of years, and its prospects for the future are very promising. The enrollment has doubly increased within the last year, showing great improvement not only in its numbers, but in its work. The chief aim of this organization has been to offer help to those in need. Careful thought and consideration were given to this matter and it was finally concluded that we should direct our attention towards the Home of the Leper. Contributions were made at the close of the spring and summer terms as well as our yearly offering at Christmas-tide. A little Christmas offering was also sent to the Orphanage in New Orleans. Rev. Father Piegay has shown considerable interest in the Normal League by his presence and by his most appreciated addressed to the League at the regular meetings on Sunday. The Apostleship of Prayer holds its regular meetings every Sunday afternoon. The programme consists of hymns, prayers, readings, recitations, and papers on religious subjects. The League has, for the benefit of its members, four of the best Catholic periodicals within its pos- session. The readings are usually taken from these periodicals. This organization not only tends to develop the spiritual side, but the social as well, for it brings the Catholic girls into closer touch with each other. --i iyv-Ti- i olll Nnrmal Mnnh On April 12, 1911, sixteen boys reported for the first band practice with instruments lent by the town of Natchitoches, and a few owned by themselves. Since then the band has been the only school organization that has maintained a continuous existence. It has met regularly three times a week through school and vacation alike. Even when the Nonnal was closed on account of fever, the band rehearsed as usual in the parish courthouse. Of the original sixteen the following are still members : H. W. Stopher, Newton Voiers, J. E. Freeman, James Dezendorf, Raoul Levy, Roe Browne, Roland Metoyer, and Malcolm KafRe. At the end of each term the graduating class takes its toll of members, but the band still goes on. It has played for every athletic event on Normal Hill since the fall of 1911, except one baseball game, which was held on a day the band was absent, and for the Natchitoches Fair Association in 1911 and 1912. The band now owns five hundred dollars ' worth of uniforms and music, a thousand dollars ' worth of instruments, and has not a cent of indebtedness. All this has been made possible by the devotion of its members to the purpose of building up the organization and the loyal support given it by the students and faculty. The band is a self-governing organization. Its purpose is not only to teach some music through the medium of the instruments, but to help the athletic spirit. The anniversary concert is the band event of the year. The second was given this year in the auditorium, Saturday, April 12. m- BAND TRIPS. One of the main incentives to good work is the occasional concert trip. Last spring the band gave concerts at ] Iarthaville and Robeline and played for commencements at Friendship and Campti. Last fall the money earned by playing at the Natchitoches Fair was spent in defraying the expenses of the band to the State Fair at Shreveport on November 4. On the evening of No- vember 8, an entertainment was given in the auditorium to raise money to pay the expenses of the band to accompany the football team to Pineville. The foot- ball boys and Mr. Williams of Pineville will vouch for the efficient rooting of the band during the game. While in Alexandria they gave a concert at the Bentley Hotel, which was complimented highly by the hotel management and the crowd of citizens which gathered. Sanb UDBter Piccolo, Bernard Nelken. Flute, Paul Ducournau. Warren Voicrs Harry Kranson H. W. Stophcr Cecil B. McClung Malcolm Kaffie Sidney Lucas James Norred Harold Kaffie Clarinets, Eh Cornet, Raoul Levy. Bb Cornets, Irion Nelken Ora Scott Newton Voiers Albert Browne Willie Lucas Marion Hargrove Gervais Ford Altos, Douglas Berly Trombones, J. E. Freeman Hubert Grcneaux Roe Browne Baritone, Edwin L. McClung Bb Basses, Clayton Bonnette Eb Basses, Milton Adams James Dezendorf Snare drum and Traps, Roland Metoyer Bass Drum, C. P. Knight GRADUATE MEMBERS. Wood Breazeale T. C. Crowell Alex M. Greene Harold Kaffie Alien Melton P. O. Robertson L. A. Crow J. E. Freeman jMarion Hargrove Edwin L. McClung Irion Nelken Ora Scott Lee M. Smith W. L. Colvin .. ' ■ ' . ' m mswi - ttanh Annual laub Anntu rsara (Ennr rt April 12. 1 ill 3 Program March Under the Double Kagle Wagner Excerpts from Faust Gounod (a) Introduction Arranged by H. W. Stopher (b) Waltz Arranged by B. Sargent (c) Quartet Arranged by Barnard First Cornet H. W. Stopher Second Cornet C. B. McClung Baritone E. L. McClung Tuba James Dezendorf (d) Drinking Song , (e) Garden Scene Arranged by R. L. Halle (f) Soldiers " Chorus ' Cornet and Clarinet Duet — " Hear Me Xorma! " from " Xorma " Bellini Warren Voiers and H. W. Stopher Accompaniment on Piano Miss Dickinson Sextet of Cornets — " Love ' s Old Sweet Song " Molloy Arranged by H. W. Stopher Clarinet Solo from " William Tell ' Rossini Warren Voiers Accompaniment on Piano Miss Dickinson Druid City Waltz S. T. Dew Minuet Beethoven Arranged as a Quintette by H. W. Stopher First Cornet H. W. Stopher Second Cornet C. B. McClung Alto Sidney Lucas Baritone E. L. McClung Tuba James Dezendorf Cornet Duet, " I Would That My Love " Mendelssohn C. B. McClung and H. W. Stopher Accompaniment on Piano Miss Dickinson La Paloma Yradier " Star Spangled Banner " Oh could jou i ieu the n lodv ' Y his kaa ! Oh could JOu i ieu ■ CSnd,. ' music oH his USe ' Athletics 1 Tlie 1912 football season was heralded by the entire student-bod} ' as one of only fair, if not poor, prospects, but by the faithful and well-directed efforts of Coach Dr. C. J. Pool and the conscientious, good-spirited work on the part of Captain Norred and his men, the squad was soon rounded into shape. In the initial game of the season, which was played against the strong Winnfield High School, the team showed that they had been through the mill of good coaching and training. A new faith was strongly . confirmed in the minds of those who witnessed the game. The four succeeding games were played with similar success, the season ending without a single defeat. Never before was such gridiron success attained by a Normal team, and the season will long be remembered in the annals of Normal football history. 159 M- ,- ®l|r iFtrat Normal Jnntball S am tn Mm a QIl|ampt0nBl|tp ft .-■» ' ■ ' » ' .- JJ N " r Dr. C. G. Pool. Coach and Athlet Broussard, Aydell, Carter, Fred Jackson, Kemp, Freeman, Anni Frank Jackson, Knight, Enloe, Norred, Capt., " Matt " - Mascot c Director Cammack ion, Lee, Holland, Reeves, Dunckelman, Paul M. Potts was elected captain for the ensuing j ' ear. This selection is considered a most excellent one, in view of the fact that it is popular with all the fellows. The following men leave the Normal at the close of this year: Earl Free- man, Frank Jack.son, Gilmer Reeves, Bunyan Nash, Chas. Knight, and Capt. James Norred. Freeman ' s great defensive work and his furious offensive work at the close of the 1911 season, Lafayette-Normal game, will long be remembered on Normal Hill. Frank Jackson ' s perfect tackling and good judgment in sizing up plays, due to his long experience, will surely be missed in 1913. Gilmer Reeves won the admiration of all the coaches of the State by his aggressiveness in every stage of the game. His playing of three-fourths of the Lafayette game in 1912 with a broken arm is a characteri.stic of his spirit. was a tiger at breaking up 4 interferences and won the Lafayette game in 1912 by grabbing a 40-yard for- ward pass and running 35 yards for a touchdown. Knight, who was handi- capped by a sprained ankle, fought savagely at all times, and " passed " like a Trojan ; especially when a good pass meant a gain. These men have played two years, each winning his " N " each year. In Capt. James Norred we see a three- year " N " football man, who has played almost every position on the team ex cept quarter-back and center. Whether against a heavier opponent or his equal, he has established a reputation of fighting his best at all times. In Jack Enloe the Normal had an experienced half, who was picked by all the coaches for that position. On left tackle, Kemp was a hard, aggressive player, who could break up any interference. Fred Jackson, Thorn, Lee, and Annison played a hard, consistent game. Carter, who received his " N " for the first time had been on the squad three years and earned his " letter " by his fine spirit and hard, consistent spirit on the practice field. Holland, the little quarter-back, will undoubtedly pilot the team again next year. His returning of punts was best shown in the Lafayette game, where he made several fine returns. Dunckleman, who worked at half and end, was a fast ground-gainer, and although it was his first year in the back field, Dr. Pool predicts great things for him next year. Many good men will be on hand to start the 1913 season and assist Capt. Potts in putting out a good team. The following men were unanimously picked from L. S. N. by practically all the coaches from the minor schools of all Louisiana football teams : Enloe, Reeves, and Nash. The offensive characteristics of the Normal were shown by the variedness of the attack and especially of the forward passes, which were worked more scientifically and showed better and more thorough coaching than any other school which the Normal faced on the gridirons. Normal defeated Louisiana College, which was practically intact from the seasons of 1911 by a score of 39 to 6, while the same had defeated Normal the year before to the tune of 10 to 3, showing the progress of the team of 1912 over that of 1911. The f ollowing games were played : Oct. 12— L. S. N. 42, Winnfield 6. Oct. 18— L. S. N. 20, Monroe 0. Oct. 26— L. S. N. 6, Centenary 6. Oct. 29— L. S. N. 0, picked team 22. Nov. 9 — L. S. N. 39, Louisiana College 6. Nov. 16— L. S. N. 13, Lafayette 6. - •- Q Nnrmal laa ball ®?am M Dr. Pool, Athletic Director and Coach Burns, Thorn, Vise, Adams, Farrar, Tynes, Holland, Bonds, Norred, Reeves, Enloe, Young, Nash. Last 3 ' ear ' s baseball team was the best that has worn the Normal uniform in years, probably the best in the history of the school. The team was com- posed of the following men : Spencer Phillips, Captain. V. S. Colvin, Left Field. C. O. Holland, Center Field. Harang, Pitcher. O. T. Bond, Shortstop and Pitcher. G. C. Reeves, Catcher. F. A. Barnes, Shortstop. Jas. Norred, Second Base. E. Simmons, First Base. Bunyan Nash, Third Base. Wise, Sub. W. S. Colvin was the leading batsman and plaj ' cd his position splendidly Norred, who was the only man to receive an " N " in the 1911 season, was .second in batting, lining up to his former reputation. He held down second base like an old leaguer, pulling the games out of the fire at critical moments by fast double plays. I ' A. T. Bond was well up in the batting order. The team played twelve games, won seven and lost four. Three of the twelve games were extra-inning games. The closest game was with Lafayette, 1 to in ten innings, Harang pitching. The other two wefe with Louisiana College, at Alexandria. The Normal won one game and lost the other with a score of 3 to 2. The infield, composed of Nash, Norrcd, Bond, and Simmons, was one of which any college team might well be proud. The outfield, composed of Colvin, Bourns, and Holland, took care of everything their way. Burns ' s spectacular plays and Holland ' s fast foot work were well worth the price of admission to any game. Harang, the " litJe sn ters. The little iro Depth was easily one of t] No. Cuts -e opposing bat- handed batters, of L ouisiana. (r. C. Reeves wa. - is considered a wise choice, as his work behind the bat iiacrnh winning of the games than any other factor. Time and a mm iic puilcd his pitchers out of tight places by careful judgment of the batter ' s weakness. It can truly be said of him that a man never batted but he sized him up so that the second time the batter came up. Reeves knew his weakness as though he had played behind him for twent} years. Much of the team ' s success can be attributed to the untiring efforts and the splendid handling of the boys by the coach, Dr. C. G. Pool. From present prospects the 1913 team will be better than the 1912 team by a whole city block, as we have more material and the same coach. It is com- posed of the following men : G. C. Reeves, Captain .7. Norred B. Nash C. O. Holland E. E. Young A. T. Bond W. H. Burns G. Harang Joe FaiTar W. Thorn C. O. Holland E. Simmons hle ' ic Director and Co brewer, Oougnty, Babin, Reeves, Jones, Cammack, Potts, Teddlie, Ellender, Dupree. Enloe, Breaux, Dunckleman, Stafford, McCook " Track " in 1912 was exceptionally successful, and a brilliant season for the L. S. X. track team. Never before did the Purj)le and White so completely eclipse other aspirants to track glorj. Ruston, Louisiana College, Centenary College, and Normal were gathered at Normal ' s new athletic field on April 20, 1912, and the day proved one of triumph and rejoicing among L. S. N. track fans. Ducoiu ' uau deserves mention for his splendid work for the State Normal by winning the mile in 4:38 2-5, which breaks all college and university records in Dixie. He also captured the 880-yard dash in the exceptionally fast time of 2 :06 4-5. His starring was most assuredly due in a large measure to his hard training before the meet. Dunckelman came in for a big place among the stars by his winning of the high hurdles and his " iiiches " race in the " low " with Huffman. He also picked up a third in the high jump and cinched the relay on the first lap. Harvey, for the second time, won the high jump with ease and finished sec- ond in the high " sticks. " He also secured a place in the " running broad. " Breaux, who unfortunately was out of condition, managed to capture nine points. FVank Barnes administered Huffman ' s second defeat of the meet by taking 164 ■. r , I Vr2VVrv I lfe% the running broad jump. He also picked a point out of the pole vault and ran the last lap of the relay. Reeves shoved the 16-pound ball out for first place, thereby cinching his third " N " in one year. Paul Potts easily roped in the first five points in the hammer throw, none of the competitors being in his class. This meet of 1912 held up admirably the splendid record established in pre- vious years. The Normal has each year won the meet by a score which was greater than the sum of the scores of the other teams. L. S. N. walloped Ruston in a way that will not be forgotten soon, as this is the first time the Normal has ever outdone the Industrialites. The meets have always proved a financial success under Dr. Pool ' s splendid management. Dr. Pool is the best trainer and athletic director the Normal School has ever had. He is among the best in the South. This is shown by the excel- lent record of the teams he turns out. With the material we have on hand this year and under Dr. Pool ' s direction, we have splendid hopes of repeating last year ' s success. The New Orleans Picayune says : " At Natchitoches, La., on April 30, 19l!2 — Normal won the intercollegiate track meet by the following score: Nor- mal 69, Louisiana College 34«, Ruston 20, Centenary College 1. " Harvey of Noi ' mal jumped 5 feet 5 inches in the high jump. Dunckleman of Normal ran the 120-yard hurdles in 16 4-5 seconds. " Huffman of Louisiana College won the highest individual number of points, taking five firsts. Centenary College of Shreveport and Ruston Indus- trial Institute were outclassed. " Normal ' s team was evenly balanced and well trained, and won the meet by more points than all the remaining schools together. " This is the second intercollegiate meet won by Normal. Normal scored in every event. " 2nd Place. 3rd Place. Record .J. H. Barnes (R).Breaux (N) 0:10 4-5 . McCook (N) :24 . Breaux (N) Wilbank (C) ... 0:55 4-5 Ducournau (N) .Rogers (N) .Peters (P) 2:06 3-5 Willis (P) O ' Neal (R) 4:38 2-5 120 high hurdle. Dunckleman (N)Harvey (N) Wilson (N) 0:18 220 low hurdle. . Huffman (P) • • . Dunckleman (N) . 0:29 2-5 Broad jump. . . . Barnes (N) . . . .Huffman (P) .... Harvey (N) .... 19 ft. 9 in. High jump. . ' . . .Harvey (N) ... .Turnbow (R) . . . . Dunckleman (N) 5 ft. 5 in. Pole vault Huffman (P) . . . Cockerham (R) . . Barnes (N) 9 ft. 8 in. Shot Reeves (N) Pryor (R) Hinkie (P) 33 ft. 6 1-2 Hammer Potts (N) Cockerham (R) . . Huffman (P) . . . 83 ft. 7 in. Discus Huffman (P). . .Barnes (R) Simmons (N). . .81 ft. 10 in. Relay Normal Ruston Centenary 3 :40 1st — Dunckleman. 2nd — Rogers. 3rd — Ducournau. 4th — Barnes. Events. 1st Place. 100-yd. dash Huffman (P) 220- vd. dash Breaux (N). 440-yd. dash Huffman (P) 880-yd. dash 1 mile 165 kk ' iM i The baskeL-ball season of 1912-13 was the most successful known in tlie history of the school. Through constant work and practice, the team won the championship over the high schools and Industrials of the State. In January they met INIarksvillo High School on the field and defeated them in two games by scores of 58 to 17 and 35 to 10. Alexandria High School was overwhelmed by a score of 35 to 1, the game being played by the first team. The " Scrubs " met them for the second game, winning with a score of 25 to 10. Ruston Industrial Institute was challenged for a series of games, which they refused to accept. The spirit of the entire team throughout the season was good, and the team work has been better than ever before, due to the excellent coaching of Mr. Hedges. Blanche Brooks was elected captain for 1913. This selection was con- sidered a good one in view of her work during this season of basket-ball. m ' % . ;W iJ. " cT. (Strlfi ' Sninnr laa ball ®pam The indoor baseball team was organized in 1911, and the game has shown itself to be one of the very best and most beneficial forms of athletics. Whether for boys or girls the same is true. Our girls have developed not onlj- the knack of working out a complex situation in a moment ' s time, but, for the most part, have come to be skillful players. With our team in the field and two of our opponent ' s men on the bases, you may observe passes of such swiftness as to put many a " bush leaguer " to shame and cause Hans Wagner, Napoleon Lajoie, or Ty Cobb to stancl up and take notice. Our pitcher has a record for throwing a regulation baseball one Inuulred sixty feet. Manager, R. W. Winstcad. Mkmbkrs of Team. Alice Bell, P., Captain Ruth Seawell, C. Kstlur Wilson, IB. Isabelle Brown, 2B. Lorena Bankston, 3B. Lee Craig Ragan, SS. Audie Holmes, LF. Lena Dough tv, CF. Edna Keller, RF. SunSTITUTES. Ora Belle Clinton Lou Couvillion Elnia Keller Daisy Sicard Rubv Shelton O. C. Wardlaw Mildred Whitman Marv Reaves f (6trlB ©rack (Stum The girls ' " track " is a late form of athktio adoptLcl in llu Normal School, but bids fair to become a success. The record for 1912 is as follows: Event. First Place. Second Place. 3.5-yard dash IMabel Reid IMamie Bernstein 50-yard dash Rosalind Stafford Mabel Reid 75-yard dash Eleanor Norwood Rosalind Stafford 100-yard dash Eleanor Norwood Rosalind Stafford Running broad jump Ruth Hood Mabel Reid Standing broad jump Mamie Bernstein Larcie Hair Running high jump Amanda Gayer Eleanor Norwood Throwing baseball Eulalia Crawford I leanor Noi-wood Throwing basket-ball Mamie Bernstein Emma Lee Cook Throwing discus Mamie Bernstein Emma Bains The second annual track meet for the gix ' ls of the State Normal School was held at the boys ' atliletic park on April 10, 1912. The attendance was about four times as great as that of the previous year. The interest of the participants was also much greater, owing to the fact that there were three divisions of the track team, thus bringing in competition. The I ' ecords for 1912 ran parallel with those of 1911. A greater number of " stars " appeared in the 1912 track team, because the contestants were limited to five events. The 1911 meet resulted in bringing out but one " star, " Corinne Biaggini, but the 1912 meet discovered a whole galaxy of " stars, " namely, Eleanor Norwood, Mamie Bernstein, Eulalia Crawford, Rosaline Stafford, and Ruth Hood. 171 ,V,-if QIaltBthrmrH ij i Why am I so straight? you ask. Well, it ' s a long story; but if you must know — . There was never a more stooped, ungainly looking girl than I was when I .irrived on Normal Hill. It never occurred to me to be different, until Mr. Roy announced, one day in the auditorium, that all round-shouldered girls could become straight by handing in their names at the office. I was tired of having people say to me, " Straighten up, " and I didn ' t like the looks that the critic teacher in my direction, so I sent in my name. I shall never forget my first lesson. My arms felt so heavy that I thought I would never raise them again. Dull pains crept across my shoulders and down my back. As time passed, our exercises became more vigorous. We would skip around and around the auditorium until some of the girls could stand it no longer, and just as they came to the door they would cast a swift glance at Dr. Pool, our director, and then merrily skip out of the door and down the steps, not to be seen again until the next lesson. Did I ever do that. ' Oh, no — that is, not very often ; you see I had more to accomplish than any one else. I learned to breathe deeply, to move my arms with case, and to walk with my ' i ,; : i :i ' !iy ' li ' ' f head thrown back. Oh, it was wonderful ! I felt as though I owned the world, or Nonnal Hill at least. The incentive was very strong. Dr. Pool often told us that after a week ' s practice of stooping we could pick up a handkerchief with more grace than any other girls on the Hill ! Once he encouraged us to learn an especially hard " stunt " by telling us it would aid us to control our future husbands. If you want to be amused for about an hour you should slip into the room and watch the class. The Swedish movements and floor drill are especially entertaining. Sometimes it appears very humorous, for that great mass of girls, throwing their arms in so many directions, looks exactly like a number of geometry figures gone crazy. At first the class was only for a select few, but last term our exercises were opened to any one in school. And now eighty girls are undergoing the trans- formation. I love to call the class the " Straight Class, " but if you should hear any one speak of " calisthenics " you will know what they mean. It is very simple after all. Inllea lall The last is always said to be the best, and so it is with our latest game. The game of volley-ball has been I ' ecently introduced into the Normal, and now has many enthusiastic advocates. Dr. Curtis, of Clark University, introduced this game, and taught many of the Normal students and teachers to play it. Since that time the volley-ball ground is filled every afternoon by a crowd of eager players. When " exercise fifteen " is announced in calisthenics, we know that it means a good game of volley-ball on the court. Dr. Pool says that next term we will have four courts ready for service, and that volley-ball will be offered as another sport in which we may receive credits. This game is especially popular with us, because it is adapted to all Nor- mal students, from Mr. Wiley down to iSIay Rodgers. «! ■K IImH IB ' ' B i S S 5 o « m02:w MiN With the beginning of the past term, a new form of girls ' athletics was organized, that of folk dancing. Since this phase of school activity is prac- tically unknown in the public schools of the State, a word of explanation is necessary. There is a wide difference between what is known as fancy dancing and folk dancing. The folk dances are those games and plays through which people of diifcrent nations have for ages expressed their vigor of life, their love of the outdoors, and their joy in the companionship of their friends. Many of them are lacking in grace and boisterous in appearance, while others are ex- pressive of the highest type of aesthetic beauty. IMost of them tell in the action, the story of different occupations ; for example, the Swedish Shoemakers ' Dance, or the Danish Dance of Greeting. These folk dances are well adapted for public school activities. They can be danced indoors or on the play grounds, and are easily learned by the little children, yet the older students enjoy them as much as the children. They give to every part of the body exercise which is doubly effective, because of the pleasure derived from it, and afford an amusement which demands co-operation with others. They preserve the traditions of the various nations whose chil- dren are now an integral part of every body of public school children through- out America, thus making the parents feel that there is a bond between the old country and the new. Their greatest value, however, is that they are intensely expressive of the purest, most wholesome forms of social intercourse. The class this term is composed chiefly of girls from the upper terms, in order that they may be prepared to carry on their training with the pupils. They have learned dances suitable for the different grades in school. Among these arc the following: I See You (Swedish). Dance of Greeting (Danish). KuU Dansen (Swedish). Ace of Diamonds (Danish; see photograph). Morris Dance (English). Highland Fling (Scotch). Czardas (Hungarian). Shoemakers ' Dance (Danish). These dances will be given b} ' the children of the ] Iodel School on the first of May in connection with the ] Iay-pole dances on the campus. While Louisiana schools have not yet undertaken this work, the movement is no longer an experiment and is fast sweeping over America. Through these students at the Normal, who will soon be teaching throughout the State, it will not be long before the children of country and town will find a new source of endless and profitable pleasure, the joyousness of their play being in itself sufficient witness that folk dances are indeed worth while. Snnttfi - The tennis work of the Normal Scliool in the fall of 1912 was placed under the supervision of Mr. Shoptaugh and is progressing nicely. It still holds first place among the girls ' athletics. However, volley-ball, which has been recently introduced, has drawn many of the girls from tennis, as well as from other games. The Normal has established a record in other lines of athletics. Why can ' t she in tennis .- Although tournaments with other schools have not been established, the tournaments among the students here have shown that we have the material to establish a name for ourselves in the State. There are over two hundred girls and boys that take tennis at the present time, and the number is rapidly increasing each term. We have great con- fidence that the spirit and enthusiasm which has been shown heretofore will continue to increase. - imi ' : m $1 " ®I|[0mpHDn of tl|e larHttij " COLLEGE COMEDY IN THREE ACTS BY EDWARD HARRIS PRESENTED BY STUDENTS OF THE LA. STATE NORMAL SCHOOL -:- BENEFIT OF FOOTBALL TEAM -:- Nnrmal AuMtnrtum FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 8 P. M. CAST OF CHARACTERS. Phil Thompson, right tackle on the Huntingdon team Jack Enloe Joe Green, his roommate Earl Freeman Charlie Davis, l eft halfback on the Huntingdon team Will Dunckelman " Fatty " (Harry) Merrill, center on the Huntingdon team Fred Jackson Bert Haliday, fullback on the Huntingdon team Paul Potts Stephen Gray, manager of the Huntingdon team Castle Holland Fred Wood, substitute right tackle on the Huntingdon team . . . Clayton Bonnete Buck Harding, football coach Bunyan Na h Addison Hornblower, Freshman and clnnn of Woods Joe Farrar Algernon Evans Scars, of Sporty Set, Univ. of Wooster Frank Jackson Jerry Adams, Captain of Wooster team James Norred " Sherlock " Watkins, the arm of the law Tom Annison Professor Crowell, Dean of Huntingdon College M. J. Perret Eleanor Crowell, his daughter Cora Lee Henry Mrs. Joseph Green, Joe ' s mother Roby Loomis Hazel Green, his sister Willie Bonney Alicia Taylor, friend of Hazel Norma Benton Sarah, maid at Crowell ' s Stella Cage Members of the Huntingdon football team, students: C. P. Knight, G. C. Reeves, H. V. Carter, Hollis Harper, W. W. Lindsey, J. J. Aydell, Messrs. Kemp, Hamilton, and Harvey. 177 •A -, T. t i 1 ••®hnmjia0n nf % Haraitij ' MR. MARTIN MRS. MARTIN Of course the football team ha.s purple and white sweaters. It is the sim- plest thing in the world to get such luxuries when everybody is strong for it, and gives an assisting push to the cause. Under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Browne Mai ' tin the college comedy, " Thompson of the ' ' arsity, " with the as- sistance of the student body, not only succeeded in coaxing the necessary funds to purchase the sweaters, but created on this old Hill a theatrical interest such as never existed before. The three-act comedy, " Thompson of the ' Varsity, " is altogether a de- lightful revelation of true college life and spirit. The hero, Phil Thompson, right tackle on Huntingdon team, is unjustly accused of having stolen an examination paper left by the English " prof. " alj Dean Crowell ' s, where Thompson has called to see Miss Crowell. In truth the paper had been taken by Fred Wood, an enemy of Thompson ' s, who swears he saw Phil put the paper in his pocket. Thompson really did put a paper in his pocket, but it was his license to marry j Iiss Crowell, a much more interesting paper to two at least. The Dean objects to the match, so they had planned an elopement. Phil, of course, cannot tell the character of the paper which Wood saw and conse- ,-0: quently he is suspended and barred from the big football game of the season, which is scheduled for the following day. All entanglements are unwound by an heroic deed of Thompson and a confession of the repentant Wood. Mr. Ira Jack Enloe made quite a dramatic hit a.s Phil Thompson. Several girls have been heard to say, " Mr. Enloe most certainly does look the part. " We may add to this that he also " acted it. " Miss Cora Lee Henry, with her charming personality, interpreted well the character of Eleanor Crowell. There are two interesting love affairs involved in the play. Of course all affairs of tliat nature are interesting. Besides that of Thompson and Miss Eleanor Crowell, there is another perhaps a little less complicated, but certainly more humorous. Lovesick " Fatty " Merrill is the pursuing half of the affair. Ir. Fret! Jackson, known among friends and relatives as " Tubby, " was particularly well adapted to this character, and kept the audience in a con- stant uproar. The love scenes did not in the least appear amateurish. Perhaps they were not. Who can tell. ' ' Among the characters of prominence was Mr. Clayton Bonnette, who gave a sj)lendid interpretation of the difficult and slu ' cwd character of Fred Wood. Mr. Tom Annison, as the efficient village constable, was splendid. In Mr. M. J. Perret one could see a real dean of a boys ' school. Mr. Earl Freeman, Mr. Paul Potts, Mr. Will Dunkclman, Mr. Castle Holland, Mr. Joe Farrar were easily recognized as typical college boys. Mr. Bunyan Nash, as the football coach of the Huntingdon team, was exceptionally good in his part. When the cast presented this play in the Normal Auditorium it was uch a splendid success that the President consented to their presenting it in Mansfield. The troupe, chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. Browne Martin, left Natchitoches on March 28, and played in Mansfield the next night, where they made a tre- mendous " hit. " The Nonnal girls and boys were treated royally by the Mansfield people and the old Normalites, and only regretted that their stay was so short. The success of " Thompson of the ' Varsity " is only an example of what can be done on Nonnal Hill when the student body will pull together. A large measure of the success of the play must be attributed to the music, which the Normal Orchestra so willingly contributed. The enjoyment of the play was enhanced by the delightful program especially prepared for the occasion, which was played between the acts, under the direction of Mr. Browne Martin. The Orchestra made a most favorable impression upon the audience and many complimentary remarks were heard concerning the beautiful music pre- sented. ROLL FOR 1912-1913. Mrs. Browne Martin Eulalia Crawford Mattic Baker Blanche De Rouen Pearl Duncan Alice Williamson Mrs. M. V. Wiklesen Malcolm Kaffic Concert master Director Cecil McClung R. A. Metoyer Will Phillips Sidney Lucas W. H. Stopher Earl Freeman Warren Voiers Newton Voiers Will Phillips .J. Browne IMartin ORCHESTRA THOMPSON OF THE VARSITY ' Mar} ' , Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? Crops that rotate Thro Bateman ' s pate So P ' s ' 11 grow in a row ! 01|e A ;u0tmf nl of lElfeabptlj Jtplb (Class Exercise.) Were you ever at the Normal in the summer time? If you were, you will realize partially how Elizabeth Field felt on that first sultry June day at the Summer Normal. She had been traveling all the morning, and had spent the greater part of the afternoon in being classified. The high and mighty faculty had regarded her with indifference. Why should they have noticed her. ' ' She was like the average girl who went to them that day — nothing more. They had not time to consider that she was a living soul as filled with hopes, and longings, and ambitions as they. She was only a part of a day ' s work. But Elizabeth ' s heart ached, as she followed the Faculty member who was to show her to her room. If only someone had smiled at her or spoken to her, she was thinking; if only someone had made her feel that there was a place there for her. Perhaps it was absurd for her to feel that way, but she was dreadfully lonely, and she did not know a soul at the Normal School, except a teacher in the Model School, whom she had not yet seen. She wondered vaguely who her roommate would be, and whether she would like her. At last they entered a big square building. The teacher opened the first door to the right of the hall and announced, " This is your room. " It was No. 2 of the Model School building, and the room was, at that time, furnished for nine girls, eight of whom had already arrived. " But, " stammered Elizabeth, very much disturbed, " if possible, I should prefer not to have so many roommates. " " We are very crowded here this summer, " answered the Faculty Member, " and this is the best we have to offer you. You know, new students are never given first choice. " Elizabeth had studied Psychology, and believed in the theory of the emo- tions, so she sat down with a brave resolve to look and act happy. Her roommates were not the girls she would have chosen as companions, and from their disapproving glances she judged that they would not have chosen her. " It is a very warm day, " she faltered, with a little laugh. began to talk of other trivial things. Then she Tlic girls sjiid verv little, but regarded lier more and more suspiciously. Elizabeth had about her an air of having come from a home of refinement and culture, which they misinterpreted as " stuck up. " Elizabeth did not feel that she was superior to them, but became more and more keenly aware that they were not the kind of people she had been associated with. The bell rang, and they went out to supper. It was the usual evening meal — no better, slightly worse perhaps. Another time Elizabeth would have enjoyed the novelty of it, but that night it was the last straw. When she returned to her room she did not sit down, for she felt that if she did she would weep herself to death. She began to pace up and down the floor. The girls looked at her as if they thought she was crazy. She began to abuse the theory of emotions, forgetting that she was proving it. She would not stay at this horrid place anotlier day ! she thought. She would not stay in that horrid room and be stared at by those hon-id girls ! She would go home or else she would kill herself ! When a girl thinks of killing hereelf she has reached her limit, and this is what Elizabeth had done. She flung herself on the bed, and began to cr}- as if her heart would break. At that moment there came a tap at the door and a voice asking: " Does Elizabeth Field room in here. " Elizabeth flew to open the door. It was the teacher from her home. She came and sat beside Elizabeth on the bed. She had taken in the situation at a glance, but began to talk of other things. Gradually- and tactfully she led up to it. She made Elizabeth feel that it might be a splendid thing to room with so many, and that she would have opportunities to learn about people that she might never othenvise have had. " I am expecting great things of you, Elizabeth, " she said as she was leaving. " I expect you to make a record in this school because I know you are capable of it, " and she bent over and kissed the girl good-night. Elizabeth felt a thrill of ecstacy. She understood about the Faculty now. She understood the girls. She would make the most of her opportunities. And she would work, work, work to justify her friend ' s belief in her. That night she went to sleep with a smile on her face, and a glow in her heart which lasted the whole summer through. Mahd rI|onl piagur (Acute Bowdcnitis. ) H] IODERN disease, having made its appearance in 1909. Caused by tlie room being congested with prospective teachers, and by the scratch- ing of many pencils and the flutter of notebook leaves. It is, there- fore, confined to the student body of the Model School — members of the seventh grade being particularly susceptible to it. Best authorities agree that it is a complication of mental and physical derangements. Highly infectious, very contagious, and most violent in its attacks, the first usuall} proving the most severe. Subsequent attacks are of an alarming nature, but gradually become less so with frequent recurrence, never, however, resulting in imnuniity. Authorities agree that, there being no immunity therefrom, no preventive known, no permanent cure possible, all precautionary steps should be directed solely toward constantl} keeping both mind and body in a healthy state of preparation to withstand the inroads of the disease, and be resigned to let nature take its course. Symptoms- — A sudden conviction that the plague is upon you, resulting in complete collapse and speechlessness, which in turn is followed by loss of con- trol of the tongue and the rapid utterance of disconnected sentences. As the crisis approaches, the patient is seized with a dumb chill, causing weakness in all points, notably the knees, and followed in rapid succession by suffocation, fever- ishness, and delirium. When the room has been cleared, the patient revives quickly. I f -w Thou art gone, and the wind Goes sadly by, and lifts the silver side Of the China leaves to the kiss o ' the sun. Tender blue, the skies still bend Rosy, phantom-light clouds still glide At dawn when the sky is dun — Sadly all, for thou art gone ! Ah, how long thou hast stood, The image gracing that so lowly shrine Where the shining guerdon for our weary toil. Sweet reward for labor ' s blood. Our long journey o ' er, did so shine! Now thou art a grievous spoil — Progress calls, and thou art gone ! Thou hast cast thy sweet shade And from thy verdant height, benignant shed Thy fair balsam breath and so cured all our wounds. We had suffered from the blade Wielded harshly by our foes. Paths led To thee; we a haven found At thy feet — now thou art gone ! Now, no more thou wilt stand. No more, so verdant clad, so hoary limbed Thou wilt count with added growth, these passing years. Aged Cedar, last from your clan ! Lights of your shrine no more ' 11 be trimmed By youthful success and tears, Now, no more, for thou art gone ! Thou who looked down so oft On happy youth ' s hard-won success and smiled Down through thine old branches and with those who wept. Wept too, tears so tender soft! Within memory ' s fair hall, dim-aisled Thou hast taken root and leaped Into life, though thou art gone ! ®lf Nnrmal (Criar JSnp A prett}- ccrenioii} ' was introduced into the ra(luatin r exercises in tlic winter quarter of 19iy. A cedar rope was carried on the shoulders of the graduates and passed down to the next chiss — the tenth termers. We hope that the feel of this rope in our hands — the weight of its burden upon our shoulders — will rcalh ' be a proud symbol — one which will not be pomp and show, but one which our Alma !Mater will genuinely back with work which our State may point to with pride. We want our cedar rope to prove a safety line when we arc out on the sea of life. We hope to be able to clutch it with the most desperate of drowning hands and find tiiat it will support our exhausted and panting weigiit. To all Ae tenth termers to come! the future graduates will pass this responsibility and throw this life preserver — our cedar rope! Shoulder its fragrant weight willingly. Accept it gladly. And may our cedar rope prove a help to us in time of need ! To all the world let us announce our Alma Plater ' s song ! Let it ring throughout the years to come. Let new voices swell its strength, increase its lusty tenderness, respect its wondrous dignity, and revel in its delightful sweet- ness ! With our voice. Potpourri, we wish to proclaim the song of our love and loyalty and strength and pride, the song of the glory of our Alma Mater ! TO OUR ALMA MATER, " LOYALTY. " Oh, Alma Mater here toda} . We for thy lasting blessings pra ' . We know not where our paths may go, But thou ' lt uphold us still, we know. Unchanging thou, ' mid changes vast, Unswerved from ideals of the past, Steadfast and true our watchword e ' er shall be- — To thee, our Alma Mater, " Loyalty ! " Thy trees their solemn chorus blend, About thee, flowers their censers bend. Our voices swell their murmuring strain. Our hearts repeat the old refrain. Thy purpose high to carry on — Oh, Normal, thou hast honor won ! Steadfast and true our watchword e ' er shall be — To thee, our Alma Mater, " Loyalty- ! " In after j ' cars, when far away. Thy presence strong will near us stay ; And as the echo of our song Will, with new couraq-e, lead us on: And to our eager vision then Each subtle memory meaning lend. Steadfast and true our watchword e ' er shall be — To thee, our Alma Mater, " Lovaltv ! " tl ' s ft ' A ffi gFtti 0f tl|0 (Bvanh lEror It was toward the close of a bright Sunday afternoon during the moon of strawberries ; the brightness of the sinking sun vied with that of the luscious fnjit. A canoe, steadily advancing, was a growing speck in the distance. Nothing was heard save the rythmical dipping of the oars and the gentle lap of waves. Don Fernando sat at the bow. He was gazing pensively at the ominous hue of the bloody stream known at this day as the Red River. The canoe shot quickly around the curve, bringing its occupants in view of the steep, clear-cut bluff rising majestically over the surrounding plains. Sombre pines on either bank loomed up against the crimson sky. As the evening zephyr passed through the tops of the stately branches on the summit of the bluff, it emitted a low, melancholy moan, answered now and then by a bird ' s good-night call as he liur- ried homeward to his anxious little ones in a dell below. Such was the afternoon when Chief Quigualtauqui and his three hundred Chetimachas wan-iors returned from a glorious chase in the far region of the friendly Comanches. Don Fernando was moody for a while. Early on the moiTow he was leaving this dreamy, solitary land. He was going to bid Quigualtauqui and the beautiful Princess Cofachiqui adieu. The shy, graceful manner, the sprightly step, and the large shining eyes of that queen of the wilds had oft given him sorrow and joy, for they brought back the image of his own patient Juanita, waiting for him ' neath the sunn} ' skies of Spain. After the evening meal of venison and boiled fish, all sat around the fire and smoked the pipe of peace. The sable goddess threw a pale shadowy light on the orators as each in turn rose to deliver his promise of friendship and faithfulness. When Tchioumaqui ' s turn came, Don Fernando noticed a strange gleam in his eyes. The profuseness of his language and a seeming hollowness of tone could not but arouse the paleface ' s suspicion. The Spaniard rose to leave. The good luck wishes were exchanged around the circle; but Princess Cofachiqui and Tchioumaqui ' s places were vacant. The Don thought little of the absence of the brave, but he longed to see again the sylvan beauty. Don Fernando stooped to cut the fibre which held his boat. The snap of a twig broke the stillness. A shadow darted from behind a tree. The noble- man asked a little anxiously, " Tachtc cabanacte. " (Is it thou?). As the soft, Hf urc stepped before tlie Castilifin lord kisseil ( ' off tremulous " Mfinatte, " (yes) was breathed, the homage to this dryad of the mournful pinet ' chiqui with the respect due his own Empress. As Coffichiqui turned away with a sad, longing heart from the retreating craft lightly drifting with the current, the gleam of fiery eyes, aglow with hatred and jealousy riveted her to the spot. The flash of a conchas lately stained in tl)e chase, filled her with terror. Up the hill she flew, sparks flying from her feet. Slowly but surely Tchiouwaqui gained upon his prey. Don Fernando climbed quietly over the stern of Las Flores. Turning, to imprint in his memory one lasting image of that weird, moon-bathed land, he stood spellbound. The figure of a woman stood on the top of the bluff ' , dangerously near the edge. A brave was advancing quickly toward her. The warrior skillfully brandished his conchas, its smooth surface glistening in the white light. The weapon wiis poised in the air for a moment, but before it could descend, a shrill, despairing cry rose to the heavens, echoed and re-echoed down the glens. The woman leaped into the air, fell down, down ; struck the water with a heavy splash, and was received into the bosom of the river. As the Las Flores glided down the stream the gentle ecstatic motion of the waters told her that the spirits of the water were holding a revelry over their newly found queen. M II u h aif If you can talk of differentiation, And then discuss the whatness of the why, Fill in with Darwin ' s idea of creation, And demonstrate the art of finding TT. If with Miss Nelken you can make a hit, If you think practise teaching ' s capital fun. If you can make them think you ' re it. And then explain the brightness of the sun ; If you can make a strike in every inning. Or win the championship at basket-ball, At football kick the needed goal for winning. And be the swellest dancer in the hall ; If you can eat the old-style Normal dishes. If you prefer your coffee served quite cold, If germless milk and water serve your wishes, If you like beefsteak tough and butter old ; If you can talk to Normal girls of twenty, If you can talk and not make thought your aim, If you can roast the Faculty a-plenty, And always on the matron put the blame ; If you can drape a stage well out of nothing. And win in oratory and debate. If you prefer society to hunting. And never even get to breakfast late ; If you ' re A-1 in science, art and nature, And literature ' s your forte and gives you fun. The Normal, we ' ve no doubt, will educate you. And — what is more — you ' ll be a sport, my son. " libnt SrramH (Unmt ©ru " (« " ' . ti )i ' Vannie Cook Sees a Sign on the Model School Building " School Closed Forever. " V ' Jack Enloe Makes a Goal. Miss Newel Votes. Miss Phillips Paints a Famous Picture and Turns all the Art Dealers Down. Mr. Aydell Writes a Poem. P. i m Mr. Williamson discovers a wonderful tree which bears fruit, fowl and good red herring. ,JV m Our practice teachers are rite good at first. They just blush and tremble, they are so glad they are teaching us. But they don ' t stay good. They are always a-picking on me. They are always a stopping us when we are marching down stairs and saying to me, " You are out of line, " and I am just as strate as I can be. And just because I get to my chair before Molly does, she gets mad and says that I was just a running and a pushing to get somebody ' s chair and disturb the class. She makes me go back and walk in slow, just because Molly walks so slow she can ' t never get to her chair. They ask little old questions about dawls and girls. I new them ever since I was a baby. When I put my hand on Billy ' s chair because it is hurting, they say if I cain ' t set up and behave and quit pinching Billy I must leave the class. And when I was trying to rest my other arm, they said I was pulling Mollie ' s hair; so I just wisht I didn ' t have any arms. They never do laff — when I hold up my hand they turn red and mad looking and say I ' ll shake my fingers off some time, and I ought to be polite when the girls is telling us something enter- esting — they never will let me tell it. If I tell it anyhow tliey send me out of the class. One day I was looking at all my pencils and nife and top and one of them practice teachers took all of them and kept them. I don ' t reckon she had any. Just because a crooked pin fell out of my pocket she said I was trying to put it in Billy ' s chair. She said I was wick ?f and ought to set on it myself. They think Molly and all the girls is angles — just because they are girls like them. Their is one more thing I haven ' t told you. That is that when I am very good we have very ewteresting lessons and I learn a hole lot. % Slfp lain (Class Exercise.) Sometimes I steal down in a drizzle so light, When the day is grey and cold, That I scarcely touch the flowers bright. Until over the earth I have roll ' d. And then, again, I come in storms, When the day is wrapped in a cloud, ' Til the trampled flowers seem no longer bright forms. And the whole world groans aloud. But sometimes I come in a stead} ' pour, Over the world so drowsy, Until the earth cries out, " No more, no more, For you ' ll ruin our world so rosy. " And then, of course, I steal back with my pack. Into my white cradle cosy. Then, sometimes, I pout, thru the whole summer out, Because the earth is ungrateful. And do not come back from my cradle rack. Until the world is parched and dull. And they cry to me, to come and be " Our Saviour dear. Oh ! Rain, " Then, the Thunder and Lightning my agents are. To tell of my coming again. And then I come back, with a shout, and my pack. And the whole world laughs again To see me, who had been in my cradle rack, And whom they now call the " good rain. " And I give them their fill, both brooklet, uiid rill, And streams, and rivers, and land, Until they reel drunkenly with my fill. And so can scarcely stand. And the whole world, filled with water again. Grows contented from land to land — And I go back to my cozy white den. Until they need me again. iV- ' :i? K 4 Jtrat llurhirb (Inspire d by the posting of the names.) Jest wait and fret ! and wait again ! And study ! work and sigh ! Then fret and work and weep, and then — The F ' aculty pass us b} ' . This morning I was most af cared To wake up — when, I jing! I seen a girl come in and hecrd Her voice like a clarion ring — " Girls, they ' ve posted all of our names ! " And into the room there came, With harsh, discordant fling, A Babel of voices aflame — Too sweet for anything ! The dark-lined cloud was rent apart, The sun burst forth in glee, And when that sound came in, my heart Hopped out o ' bed with me ! I What is it the birds all sing of, as they fly high in the air? What is it we see around us in the greenness everywhere? What makes every heart so joyous? What makes sadness take its wing? ' Tis the year ' s beloved season ! ' Tis God ' s glorious Spring ! ®ljp Srag bg of An iExamtuattnn He did not pass, and so cannot go To the next class with Elsie May, you know ; But has to stay in the fifth term, while she Goes on ahead to a class where she will be A favorite with all the boys — and when He gets up there — she will be gone again. So Roland has concluded that it only shows That one false step leads to other woes. For he can never be again in her class In all his life, because he did not pass. He did not think before of what it meant If he should fail ; but now his head is bent, Because he knows he ' ll have to sit all day And think and know that she is gone away Forever more. Perhaps he ' ll have to look At the red-haired girl who came and took The seat she used to have. And it will be Only a source of unbearable mockery, While his eyes, with bitter tears are blurred. For the six term boys are passing notes to her. He looks into the big geography Where Elsie wrote her name on the Dead Sea Terms ago. And then he thinks of how His dreams of happiness are over now. And Roland says that his breaking heart From losing her, which is being torn apart. Should be a solemn lesson to- us all To do our verj ' best for fear we fall As victims, and don ' t pass ; and all our 3 ' ears Be filled with vain regrets and bitter tears. En CiimgB Sumrflg ' ifl A gold leaf blew before my eye, And, looking up, I saw the sky, All sunny blue, and wondrous lit With yellow wings that gay did flit Among the flowers with shadowy sweep, Some elfin bower in joy to steep. Now flashed a tender gleam of light That bolder grew, and glad did plight Its troth to lily-maiden shamed, Her cheeks, both flushed and shyl} flamed. A trumpet blare heard through green isles ; A fairy ' s dance, all winning wiles ; And then a deep cathedral dim Made strong appeal to reed-pipe slim. My heart grew light and j oy there played ; My soul, keen glad, with love-sound swayed. Heard laughing babble of a brook And saw a shepherd wield his crook And chase a lightsome maid. ®i O Mighty Master ! Thou hast wrought Nigh wondrously as God, who brought Thee to this earth, to free the mind And lift the load from tired mankind ! !| • . ®I|r Ntgl|t lrf0r? tljp Ntglit Aft r ' Twas the night before Xnias And all o ' er the hill Every creature was stirring, For who could be still? The buildings were humming With plans for St. Nick ; The voices were happy, And steps light and quick. In front of Old West, With horn, bell, and pan, A merry crowd gathered, St. Nick in the van. Then East Hall they invaded And cheered all within With their fun and frolic And loud, tumultuous din. Then on to the matron ' s They ran with a clatter. She rushed to the door To see what was the matter. Into the dining room. Filled witli girls and boys, They all tumbled pell-mell With their deafening noise. They switched off the lights. For a moment or two. Ate lots of good things. And away they flew. And straight ' cross the campus To see Mr. Roy, Scattering their fullness Of Yuletide ' s merry joy. In Jap ' nese-hke manner They sat on the floor, Ate lots of candy And then ate some more. More rapid than lightning The bells they did ring, AH dancing and cap ' i-ing. Like mischief on wing. Then back to her building Each one gaily did go. i To hang up her stocking In the radiator ' s glow. Then all went to bed And soon were asleep, While some ' neath the blanket, thru One eye did peep. Then Dear Old Saint Nicholas To all rooms went ' round With a bag full of toys And nuts by the pound. He had a kimona, Bed-room slippers of red, A laundry bag for his sack, Curls on his head. After filling the stockings He passed out of sight, " Merry Xmas to all And to all a good-night. " aII|P JJigljt Aftfr tt|p Ntgijt Mdavi d ' Twas the night after Xmas, And all o ' er the Hill, Not a creature was stirring, Save those who were ill. One building was filled with The groans of the sick, Who ate too much candy Brought by St. Nick. In the infirmary Administ ' ring pills, The nurse was kept busy Soothing their ills. The whole room was pervaded With perfume of cloves, Allaying the toothaches Of those buried in woes. All those poor souls declared When asked for the reason That caused her discomfort, ' Twas not food of the season ! ®I|F Normal farabnx " Normal Life " is ji funny proposition. A girl comes to the normal with- out her consent and leaves against her will. During her stay on the hill the tnne is sp( nt in one continuous round of contraries and misunderstandings. In her freshie-hood she knows nothing ; in her middle age she has only misdirected knowledge ; as senior she is these combined and has not learned to be attentive. In her duties she is accused of lack of painstaking and not worth while. If she demands justice, she is a chump ; if she does not, she is a faculty pet. If she peers into her note book, it renders her unfit to become a teacher, and she loses out entirely. If she contributes to the church it is because others do ; if she does not, she is looked upon with scorn and contempt. If she is poor, she lacks personal pride enough to dress decently, and does not seem to anw If she dresses j-casonably only, she is looked over for something better, and is not consirlered except adversely. If she is richly clad, she should be m some other school to spend her father ' s surplus. If she belongs to a sorority, she is a grafter and related to the frats. If she does not, every one questions hei veracity, for she cannot be placed, and is considered an undesirable student. It she goes to church it is because she is compelled to. If she sta3 ' s away she is doped with Kean-Roy capsules, to lessen the mortifying effect of a doomed condition. When she first enters this life, everybody wants to try her, and before she goes away she tries everybody. If she fails to pull through she misses a won- derful opportunity ; if she goes through on a clean record, she is roasted un- mercifully ; if she stays overtime she may be greeted with: " This arrogance is appalling; this ignorance is lamentable. " fc But Normal life is thrice worth while, after all. Mu ICaaQ a 3m Tremblingly, softly ashine it flits, Dimpling with jewel lights the shadows Where tranquil, still, my lady sits. Age dimmed figures all saffron robed, Breathing soft shades of pearl and amber, Frail tracings, silver, lacy lobed. Pomegranates purple and eastern hues, Time-mellowed richness, fancy world-old ; And seed-pearl drops from ancient dews. Fingers of swaying, slow-pulsing shade. Lingering, hesitant, caressing The supple flow and bright cascade. Light of the sun, and dark of night, Colorful wealth, my lady ' s hair, where Sleeps dusky shade and golden light. Fitfully sweeping the firm white curves Ivory smooth, soft cheek and throat, and Then passing by where the rose-wave swerves. Lingering where like two still gray pools, Where, in winds o ' March, black reeds bend And formless shadows, browns and blues, Float like dim, silent, half-mystic thought. Where glints o ' amber sunshine fall, all Among the tangled webs and, caught, Linger, sweet echoes of far, fair skies, Pass then and come again a-glim ' ring In my fair lady ' s dreaming eyes. Down all the ages it hath yet come Never to any hand so fair. She Is life and love, a wondrous sum. Oh I would be that frail jeweled thing— I ' d so caress her face to tender Change ; all her beauty, silent, sing ! Nay ! for mine would be the hand her hand Should clasp through all the vears and cling to Through all the famine in the land. She hath a soul within her thpf burns. What can I lack when mine ' s the soul to Which hers, of all the earth, still turns. ' ' OlruBli B of 1913 Old Normal Hill is famous For her " crushes " ever dear, But we see they ' re ever chanpfing, For they ' re different every year. The " crushes " of 1913 To all of us seem the best, Dora and Mabel are " steadies, " Bessie and " Billy " can ' t notice the rest Hazel can ' t live without Daisy, Lalon can ' t live without Nell, But the worst among all of the " crushes Is the " crush " of Robv and Belle. Josie is last without Frances, Sadie is Blanche ' s real chum. But just notice Lucile and Cora, When apart each one is " mum When you see Louise, there ' s Cornelia, When you sec Zelia, there ' s " Pat. " And when you see Ruth without Betta, That means that they ' ve just had a " spat. have told you a few of the " crushes " Now thriving on old Normal Hill. And I wager if you chance by next winter. You ' ll find numbers of crushes here still. I i ntB to lift Jffarultg Unaaencbebk! Here ' s to the Faculty, With learning galore. Dished out at white heat, In long lectures that bore ! Here ' s to the Faculty, With sympathy extinct, Who enjoy a big laugh At a " slip " full of ink ! Here ' s to the Faculty, Their power they betray. By bossing us all about In a most high-handed way ! Here ' s to the Faculty — For posterity ' s sake. May the cruel-hearted brutes More of pity soon take. Here ' s to the Faculty, Who meet once every week, Making more of those rules For poor students to keep ! Here ' s to the Faculty, Who think they are IT. At our slightest mistake They delight so to " sit. " Here ' s to the Faculty, So may their tribe decrease, ' Till they are thin and few And we all find release. ' JTtfi Mort MitBBth to (Stur ' (Class Exercise) Pliilip Green Doniian came rushing into the room, slamming the door behind him. " Well, Pliilip (ircen, wluit now? " inquired his Aunt Mathilda, adding, as if by habit, " Don ' t slam that door! " • ' Oil, Aunt Mathilda ! " exclaimed Philip, " this is something Mr. Chevis sent you. At least I saw it lying on a let ter addressed to you. The letter was out on the garden bench. " Mr. Chevis, it must be explained, was something of a naturalist, owning a large garden and having his house filled with collected curiosities, making his home a pleasant place for children to visit, " arious gifts, delicious fruits, flowers, and books, which would only interest naturalists, were sent by Mr. Chevis to Miss Mathilda and were gratefully and blushingly received by her, for Miss fathilda, in spite of her nine and thirty years, had a soft spot in her heart for the middle-aged naturalist. " You say you found it on a bench in the garden. ' Dear me, dear me! Justice is growing careless. Let me see it, " said ]Miss Mathilda, excitedly. Philip produced a small box from his pocket. " Guess what ' tis, " he cried, teasingly holding up the box, which was about the size of a large bracelet box. ' Why, mercy on us, how am I to know. ' Did he tell you what it was. ' Tell me something about it, " said Miss Mathilda, much agitatetl by this time. " Well, it ' s sort of gold-colored, " ventured Philip. " Philip Green Domian, " exclaimed Miss Mathilda in a horrified voice, " don ' t tell me Mr. Chevis ha.s taken the unwarranted liberty to send me jewelry. In my day, gentlemen didn ' t present young ladies with jewelry unless they were engaged. I am shocketl. " " It has two bright little round things set on each side, " added Philip. " Not diamonds, I hope! " ejaculated Aunt Mathilda. " And, " finished Philip, " I think it will just reach around your neck. " " Philip Green Doniian, I command you to give me that box. Oh, the im- pudence of that man sending me a necklace! And here I ' ve lived thirty-nine years without one, " said Miss Mathilda. With a woman ' s curiosity she peeped within the box. As she lifted the lid a green and yellow striped garter-snake reared its head from the box. With the instinctive hatred of these reptiles common to all, she threw the box on the hearth and gave a scream. Perhar s we had better draw a curtain over the ensu- ing scene. However, when Miss Mathilda walked sedately down the aisle of the church the following Sunda ' - morn. Mr. Chevis, sitting expectantly in his pew, wondered why she did not give him the usual bow and smile. ? ' i -: - " Well I QucssI Pupil: " Oh, please give us a longer lesson ! This is not half enough. " Girls: " Won ' t you please let us play tennis longer than an hour, Mr. Shoptaugh? 1 dearly love to play. " ' V ' Teacher: " I think I shall give examinations every day. I enjoy correct- ' j ' (i ing the papers so. " r - " Can ' t we put our lights out before 10 o ' clock. ' ' I am always ready before : ' : time. " " Mr. Roy, tell Mrs. Hawkins not to give us so much for dinner. It gives us indigestion. " Janitor : " Reduce my salar} please. I don ' t earn half of it. " l,- Bunyan: " Please don ' t ask me to go with you again. It gratifies Mr. it Roy too much to see us together. " " Girls and boys, please come to the dance tonight at the President ' s office. " — Mrs. Roy. " Come, girls; I ' ll treat you to Hersheys at Sam ' s. " — Mrs. McVoy. ; : " You ' re on the point exactly. " — Miss Bowden. C Miss Newell: " Say, Mr. Roy, can ' t you give me something to do? 1 haven ' t half enough. " Mr. St. Amant : " Please, pupils, you do the reciting today. " Mr. Hedges: " Take your time going up the steps. " Miss Scharlie Russell : " Please dont go out quietly. " fe leaning thp 3xtBiixtB I 4 m It wjus just before tlic beginning of the third quarter. The new students were coming in on every train. The old girls were hanging around listlessly, wondering what they could do to var - the monotony. Unlike the newcomers, the old students saw notliing wonderful about the buildings or anything pretty about the scenery and were wondering what they could do. At last one of the girls seemed to have hit upon a plan. " O girls ! Let ' s haze the freshies. You all must come upstairs when I clap my hands. " The girls were delighted with the idea. The speaker ran to her room and put on a cap, an apron, and spectacles, so as to act as the matron of the dor- mitory. In a few minutes Miss Morrison, the fake matron, clapped her hands. All of the old girls came into the hall, ready for prayer-meeting, bringing with them the freshies. " We will now pray, " said !Miss Morrison. The girls knelt down to pray, led, at Miss Morrison ' s request, by one of the freshies. " Now we shall have Miss Alexander lead us in singing ' In the Sweet Bye and Bye. ' " After the song had been sung through, the matron made each freshie read a verse in the Bible. In the meanwhile the old girls were huddled up in the corner trying to conceal their faces, for fear that the fun would be ov«r. " Girls, this is enough for tonight. Now, you must take calisthenics. " The old girls obediently arose. They seized the new girls by the shoulders and made them run up and down the crallerv. When all the exercises had been gone through, Miss Morrison clapped her hands and told the girls to take a bath, and go to bed. She told the freshies to be sure and throw their kimonos over the tops of the doors, so that the girls might see that the bathrooms were occupied. The girls did as they were told. Soon the hall rang with cries. " What is the cause of all this noise. ' " asked Miss Morrison, sharply. " Miss Morrison, one of the girls stole my kimono, " answered one of the frightened freshies. The matron told the girls that she would have her kimono returned. True to her word. Miss Aforrison clapped her hands and told the girls to bring back the poor eirl ' s kimono right awav. As the culprit returned the kimono, steps were heard on the stairs, and then the Efirls knew thnt their fun wns over and that it was time to find safety in their rooms, for the real matron had arrived. [, 3ffor a Npm Mm I I ' ve racked my brain, I vow to thee, Till it is sorely spent — And this is all that ' s come to me — That NEW IDEAS have went ! With pencil armed and Normal pad, We editors go dashing! ' Tis hard to get, as cash from Dad, This NEW IDEA so flashing ! There ' s calendars and toasts, forsooth They ' ve all been done past naming ! But we ' ve so little else, in truth. These things we sure are claiming ! Two-thirds of Potpourri have gone ! Devoutly, thanks to heaven ! But oh ! that other third undone. With pages sixty-seven ! So desperate have I become (My heart ' s as dull as lead). That I would give my c hewing gum For one IDEA not DEAD ! And if by chance an idea new Should stray across my brain, I ' d grab it, hold it fast with glue. And thus my fame attain ! (W i I ■W-ii I ■ ■9i ' % . i t-?f i wi%.2i ' ; Ab ffi af bg iCf af AjfCr As leaf by leaf the roses fall, Until at last no leaves remain, So strand by strand their hair fell out, In spite of efforts, all in vain. Massaged at first with Danderine, Quinine, they thought would save it sure. In desperation then at last They tried the famous Grove ' s Mange Cure. Alas ! indeed, ' twas all in vain, For bald spots came on sides and top. Then voted thej ' , that one and all. Should march down to the Barber Shop. If by a chance you hap to roam About this place, you surely will At every turn and comer see The Bald Brigade of Normal Hill. 5 ®If jHastr Wtniotu l um in ®li ffi. A. i 0 ilDnm iV 7 c i.- A po? t- Tf ()iu«T€ course. Oh, sheet of wrinkled, rumpled glass ! You are a joy to my heart and soul. You brighten even L. A. D. ' s old class — Mirth from you glows like glowing coal ! I sit and watch the passersby, Tall and thin, and then broad and fat ; Flattened noses and staring eye — They are puffy and stout ; then flat ! A clown ' s parade they make of it. And, as grotesquely by they dance, I sit and gaze as on they flit; I watch fat go, and thin advance. A man may have a sober face. He may be one of grouchj ' mien ; But he ' s a clown for once with grace, Whene ' er he walks before thee, pane ! 31 SCnnm a Hare I know u place where the hfe is all joy, And the test days, they come and go. And down underneath is the faintest hope That the marks won ' t be quite zero. One " Fail " is for Chem, and one is for Fed, And one is for Gram, to be sho ' . Miss N. put another one in for Ed, If you search you will find there ' re two mo ' . But you must take notes, and you must get help. You must " bluff " and be wise, and so. If you " cram " and don ' t flunk, you will reach the place Where the class all think that you knozc! ■ ii ;; . J ' ?. MllFn ifflarkfimlb Olamr tn Normal When Marksville came to Normal O, To Normal O, to Normal O ! The hest games Normal girls have played Were while they were among us, O. There ' s ne ' er a care on Normal Hill ; Joy in ev ' ry hour that passes, O. And the grandest games of all we have Are played by Normal lasses, O. The first game was on Thursday, (), In Boyd Hall, at Normal O. Tl.c score was five to fifty-fo ' In favor of old Normal, O. Tie bo s all yelled for Normal, O, Quite loud and shrill on Normal Hill. And ll ' iCn they yelled for Marksville, too, Because they played so boldly, O. Cheer up, cheer up, O IVIarksville, O ! Oh Marksville (), Oh INIarksville O. For Normal girls beat everything That dares to play apainst tluiii, ( .J " « " Where are you going, my pretty maid? " " I ' m going a-dairying, sir, " she said. " j Iay I go with you, my pretty maid? " " You ' re not sanitarily clad, sir, " she said. " And what docs that matter, my pretty maid? " " You ' ll get germs in the milk, sir, " she said. " Not more than a billion, my pretty maid. " " But that ' s too many or too few, sir, " she said. " What is your meaning, my pretty maid. ' " ' " The Health Board wants none- — or eight billion. 31je Eptbmtt ®n ll|e 2ftU Good people all, of every sort, Give ear unto iny song ; And if you find it wondrous short — It cannot hold you long. On Normal Hill there were some germs, Of whom the world might say, That they brought weariness and gloom Where ' er they went to stay. Such mean and hateful hearts they had, To worry friend and foe ; Diseases, many girls they gave — And went in search of mo ' . i And on that hill allies they knew. As bad as foes can be ; Bacteria, and typhus, too — And germs of all degree. Increased in water, milk, and bread. They soon to millions grew. And weary girls retired to bed. Which caused false talcs to b rew. But soon the cause came to the light. The awful germs were spied. Then anti-germs were brought to fight- The germs it was that died. Oibp JJnrmal (Unitk Inok .S ' T Cwrf fur the Siccll Head — In a (luart of sarcasm, put a pinch of lively wit. Add a pii:t of facts, a date or two, and flavor quite a bit. Serve biiiling hot just once a day To a fresh, young Normal boy. ' i ' liat ' s quite enough we all know now — It ' s simply Mrs. McVoy. " The Mischief of a Fix ' ' — Take a Sunday morning walk, Add a pretty Normal maid. Mix in a fellow ' s talk. Let them both be unafraid. Let them stand at Normal stile. Talking till it ' s rather late. Have Roy watch them all the while And say, " Both report at eight. " ' ' ' ' Monarch of All He Surveys ' " — Take a pinch of stature small. Add some glasses large antl round. With French accent flavor all. Let this boss all Normal ground. Add a knack for running schools, Sitting on each girl and i)oy, Enforcing strictly all his rules. There you have it — Mr. Roy. Club Meeting — A crowd of merry girls and boys. Clap at the dinner-table, A hurrying out with added noise — As fast as they are able. Add solcnm talks from Mr. Roy As " Be sure and swat the fly, " Oh, girls, talk not to any boy. " Keep your feet and clothing dry. " Only eight sandwiches you can take From off the dinner table. " Oh, do not .so much noise now make. ' Now ends this plaintive fable. " .(4 Crush ' ' ' — Take a pretty little girl, With a lot of pretty clothes, Wiio will lend them all to you. Mix in lots of talk ' bout beaux. Of nice Hersheys, take a lot. And bananas by the .score. Mix with lots of love — words, too. Dearies, darling, even more. Let this for .several months, There ' s an ending to this rush. I ' riendship ' s golden thread is broken. Thus it end.s — this Normal ( " rush. (Contributed by a Fifth Grader.) Oli, the grind at old Normal Hill, Weary, weary. Gee ! we study till we get ill, Callie, Josie, and I. Oh. we over our books do bend. Working, working. Till for the nurse the matrons send — labcl, Dora and I. Soon wc ' P leave you, oh. Normal, dear, Passing, passing. Gone we ' ll be, by the end of the year, Anna, Annie, and I. Oh, dear Normal, we love you well. Leaving, leaving. Of your wonders we ' ll always tell, Gilmer, Bunyan, and I. — E. M. P. ft doMestic sckNce. airi href ci ntpnurrt J optnlogg When writing for the Potpourri, Ti tuni, ti turn, ti turn, ti tee. We poets have an awful time, )Ji bum, bi bum, bi bum, bi bime. When we can ' t get our meter straight, I A lump, H lump, li lump, li late. The following we substitute: Chi chum, chi chum, chi chum, chi chute. And when we cannot find a rhyme, Zi zum, zi zum, zi zum, zi zime — But poets still we surely am, Di dum, di dum, di dum, di d — " Damn ! ! ! " A J rarlto iStml nB Sr am Mr. Roby, in his dream, discovers an un- failing recipe for " Teaching the Young. " Mr. Roy congratulates him and tells him he is a second Herbert. In his dream he tells it to Miss Nelken. Offers of positions come pouring in. mv " — He uses it, and the bad boy becomes highly interested. But— when ne woke up, he can ' t remem- ber it. : yiitpnurn ' fi Ctintftitinittal (Sii.iir tu Promtn nt Pru ilc Ma!. .il; Hays, nicknamed " Pete. " I ' oet-Laureate of " the Potfjourri, and c( nleinporary to Eleanor Giynii. Uc- cupics the same position toward poetry in the annual as Einnieline Pank- hurst does toward politics in England. Only girl at the Normal vsho has not been ridiculed by Mrs. McVoy — because it wasn ' t necessary. Jo e Farkar, a citizen from Lill}-. Who at one time was thought of for the presidency ; he was found too good for the job, which requires, above all things else, a picturesque personality. Mercury, Jr., when it comes to running around the diamond. A. Frank Jacksox, commonly called " Rusty, " or " Shoe. " Not much known of his past, but we feel sure he will head-light his way in the future. M. J. Perhet, known as " likey. " Of lofty bearing, possessing the " bear " swing of the shoulders. Another Socrates. Probably will become a dean, or something of the sort, in a famous college. Carlotta Matthews, Normal directory. Knows every girl upon the Hill, her love and family affairs. Only girl who is not an advocate of woman ' s rights. Crazy about anything with trousers on. Freshies her specialty. BuNYAN Nash, a young man with athletic instincts. Although he is a youth of peaceful mien, careful observations have proven that he is inclined to fancy the wild (Weil). Bessie Brocssard. Planted the Normal pines. Eiittrcd in her babyhood days, been here ever since and not likely to leave soon. Best authority on " Crapcau " expres- sions. Mona de Rouen and Lucile Roy. Siamese Twins. Comprends. ' ■ ■. g uffrag ltP Qllub I I Qiuilif ' icutions for mcinbersliip : 1. Must have read not less than nine times " SufFragettism, " by Roberta Newell. 2. Must be a man-hater. 3. Must have enough knowledge of politics to qualify for policemanship. •i. Must be a member of at least eleven social clubs. 5. Must be old enough to cte. OFFICERS. ViRGiE Johnson President May Rodgers Vice-President Hedwige Serpas Secretary Margie Hays Sergeant-at-Arms Motto : " Down with the Men ! ! ! " ROLL. " Pat " Mr. Pearl Knight Miss Ella Tauzin Widow Fred Jackson Miss Lucile Rogers Mr. Spencer Ennnonds Miss Isolina Johnson Mr. Shoe Rusty Jackson Mr. Wise Miss Charlotte Nawadney Miss (. ' ' ) Mabel Jones Katharine Gray Estieve Hymel Malcolm Kaffie HONORARY MEMBERS. Miss Carroll ! Miss Dean Varnado ! ! Miss Jessie Bowden ! ! ! Mrs. Lizzie McVoy ! ! ! ! HISTORY OF SUFFRAGETTISM. This noble society first originated at Pineville, next the Foundling ' s Home, and last was established at the Normal, where its members are rapidly increas- ing. The members of this society include the best, most stylish and up-to-date people of the school. The Bald Brigade of Normal Hill are prospective candi- dates. This club promises to be one of the most prominent of the coming year. i Ut NovmaL giVl (ilio) " Who ' s Ihftt m«N over f itr-e iNtl Nor K ' L c lhl ' Oh, sone co-ed. T c utss ■ i I I iFr Bl)! a Jfftrat foltpr M} most dearest maw ; I aint ben here but a day and I feel purty stove up from comin on that there train. The girls call it the doodle I guess that is its name but I didnt know it so I jis called it the train it come orf the rail road oncct like this oooo oooo oooo an we had to wate a long time fur it to git redy to go agin. We shore had a lairpin time 2 yu dont have to worry abut my helth you sed you wanted me to look well all the time and some girls sed the other day that I look fresli. they call me freshie since then, they is so miny girls hear the} ' is more thin at home I never seen so miny in all my life I aint ncAcr seen the president yet I thout paw sed that mister wilson was president but these girls say president roy all the time the man what rings the bell has a name sorter like that but he dont step lively enuff ter be a president, and maw he looks jis like uncle ed. O yes menshunin uncle ed make me think of what you sed oncet you alwaj ' s told us childurn that he was a grate man, that he was trustea of a school fer twenty yers or more, and maw what you recon I hered a girl sayin she has been here a long time she says, she says she has been here a hundred yers she guesses but I dont b ' lieve shes been here morn tin anyway. Well she ses to another girl what says she is a old girl (and she looks it too) have you done studded yore histrj ' of ed yet and I no she ment uncle ed cause he is the only ed I no. I guess evry body nose him we got one teecher what the girls ses is a jap I dont no what that is but iny- way he is a rite smart chap I fergit what his name be but he has got a grate big garden tin times as big as yourn is an we have to go an woi-k it fer him of coarse I aint worked none yet cause I aint ben here long enuff. guess he will put me ter bustin clods soon. I hope he duz then it will be jes like I was at home. We never do git iny sepper here cause the niggers dont git dinner dun till 5 o ' clock then its to late fer sepper. I bleve they is lazy folks up here, don ' t you know paw wood rave if we coodent git dinner on time. There is that plagged dinner bell, five hours late good by maw rite to mc soon. Your loving darling Sophy. ■ 7 I i (Tmimuj!!! San ' t iHiaa 3)t!!! !!!®ll Normal (CtrruBl!! I ' ndcr the management of the NORMAL NONSENSE CLUB Tickets ox Sale!!! (See Dr. Pool in Auditorium.) READ THE PRESS NOTICES! " Great ! " — Calamazoo Nonesuch. ' ' One in a thousand I " — The Nahoo Enterprise. " Painless ! " — Overtlieriver Times. " The Great Winged Goozlezump! " A composite of our football players. Take a pike at the Trained Elephant!!! This animal will haunt your dreams. Get a view of the Normal Goat ! i - THE CiOAT 1 Just see the Funny Clown !! Don Clayton Bonnette 1 Roe Brown Castle Holland § J. J. Aydell ! Grand Competition in Noise-Makin M The Normal Band % vs. The Normal Girls i 226 " m mk. % Don ' t IVIiss the Talking Giraffe!!! Tliis animal is celebrated from ])ole to pole! Neck of the giraffe impersonated bv G. C. Reeves. The rest of the giraffe held in check by — Miss Calhe Long, Mr. J. A. Alford, and Miss Margie Hays. Tight Rope Walkers!!! ( Selected for their large feet ) Miss Daisy Roux Mr. Annie Ruth Harold jNIiss Lucile Rogers Pink Lemonade and Popcorn Balls furnished by Farm Animal ( " lass. Made of high-grade milk — less than 2,000,000,000 microbes per drop! Warranted to kill without pain ! Ta! Ra! Ra! BOOM!!! Who is this.? This is the Normal Band!! ! ! ! COME RIGHT OVER HERE ! ! ! Buy your tickets here ! 10c a piece! Tko for a quarter! See the wonderful fat lady ! Miss Mae Rodgers! You ' ll never get a chance like this again ! She weighs 550 pounds ! The tallest i n in the world! Matt Buatt ! Measures 10 feet without shoes! Step right over here, ladies and gents ! See the sights I Just 10 tickets left! Were 25c, now bargains at $1.00!! See the Lilliputians! Smallest people on earth! G. S. Reeves— Height 2 ft. 1 in. Maud Carter — Height only ll ft. ! C. P. Knight Agnes Latham Mr. Hiram Wiley Mr. J. H. Alford Miss IMesserschmidt — her shortness unparalleled ! See the Speckled Wonder ! Lately imported ! The one and onl} ' " Speck " Holland ! Tickets on sale by the greatest ticket agent ni Tiie wor Id— Dr. Pool! 27 Sfarullfliamo " Hey, you chatterboxes over there — keep quiet! " " Say, you two there on the front row — all sorts of accidents happen in this world and if you stopped talking you might accidentally learn something. " " Where did you come from ? Well, I thought so ! " " Ah! Bah! Sit down! " " Dee followeeng students weel kindly call at dee office sometime dees after- noon. " " Are dere any further announcements? " " Summarize the chapter. " " In other words — " " What is hydrolysis. ' ' Miss — ter Blank ! " " All are quee r in this world save me and thee, and sometimes I think that thou art. " " Now for a few big points. " " Pass to the board without books. " " Roll call! First Row—.? " " My friend, those children were raving and pawing the air when I came into the room! " " But, my dear young friend, that isn ' t the point ! Here ' s the point, my friend—! " " Is that clear to every one. " ' " How many of you brought your books today ? Let ' s see — hold them up — - high ! " " How many of you have books but did not bring them? Hold up your hands ! " " There will be a meeting of the Choral Society this afternoon in the audi- torium at 3 o ' clock. I wish to request that all music students be present. It is very important that — " etc., etc. " The fact of the case is — " " Incidentall} ' — " " Well— " " Yes— " " Go out quietly, please. " " Walk quietly, please. " ,V ' -:i?rjK3A .2{ ' : : r m An Snunitnru Our rrc ' sidc-nt one dav took it into his head to visit the girls ' dormitories one room, which must he considered representative, lie found: On the dresser: Four rats Four switches Two slipjK-rs (not nifites) One rouge pot (whisper it gently!) Crackers One sweet potato ' s remains One box of candy (empty) A shoeshine outfit One box of blacking Two Hershcy (covers!) Two chamois skins r One powder puff Two powder boxes One jar of JVeckle Cream Cucumber Freckle Lotion Toilet articles Pins and hairpins (ad infinitum) ' On the bed (unmade): One shoe One bedroom slipper A pair of stockings A bundle of clothes On the floor: Six shoes (brown, white, and black) Orange peel One bedroom slipper Hairpins One rat One dress On the walls: Photographs of mere man " Sweet girl pictures " (Fisher, Gibson, ad infinitum) tl|F Simp tn ®l|tnk She was as busy as busy can be, Planning dresses of blue and pink. " Are you bound for the Normal? " asked he. Said she, " Yes, I ■ ! " She arrived on the hill ,as fresh as could be. She paused at the cooler to drink. " Unpacked your trunk.? " asked they. Said she, " Nay, I ! " Girlie is busy with lessons and fees, Psychologies, note-books, and ink. " Come, let ' s have a feast, Eloise. " " Wait, please. For I ! " To school went a lad, so busy all day, But from football he never did shrink. " Your studies, " wrote Dad. Said the lad, " Oh, say, Why I : ! " Oh, lovers they were, and received their just tease, Blushing, girlie braves the brink. Said he, " Oh, please ! " Said she, " No, please. For I had ! " i They went to church, lingering long at the gate. The president watched like a minx. " Report to the office, both, Monday at eight " Now I ! " And I might go on regardless of time. Using up both paper and ink. If I could find words with words that would rhyme, But I — ! ±J . -. •t. Freshie: " Is a teacher the same as a member of the faculty? " Old Student: " No. A teacher sits on you; a member of the faculty hears the crash. " ONE ON MR. SHOPTAUGH. Alice: " Mr. Shoptaugh, aren ' t those beautiful roses. ' ' " Mr. S. : " They are not roses, !Miss IVIatta. " Alice: " Well, what are they. ' ' " Mr. S. : " They are — oh, I ' ve forgotten the name. " Grace (breaking in): " They are Marechal Neils. " Mr. S. : " Yes ; that ' s the name. " Alice: " Well, what are Marechal Neils but roses. ' " ' Mr. S. : " Oh, they are. ' ' I didn ' t know it. " i I Miss Varnado: " Miss Scott, what is a demagogue. ' ' " Miss Scott : " A big bottle. " Dr. Pool (speaking of the place where a certain metal is found) : " Do you know any other place where this metal is found, Mr. Bond. ' ' " Mr. Bond : " Yes, sir ; down here in Chili, South Carolina. " Mr. Wiljiaiuson : " Miss Stevenson, how do you know that we live on a planet.? " Chloris: " Because we eat plants. " .Mr. Davis: " Miss Crawford, describe an odor. " Miss Crawford: " It is black. " i ii :- .Minnie: " Was Webster a Whig or a Tory. ' " Blanche: " Why, neither; he was a statesman. i Mr. Roy (patting Ilaraiig on the back): " You pitched a good game today. Harang: " I know it. " M t - i i ' fp m. Roby: " Joseph Addison " j Belle: " Oh, yes, he was the man who was third president, wasn ' t he? " Roby : " Of course not ; he wrote ' Pickwick Papers ' ! " Callie: " Yes, Mr. Keats showed his life in his two poems, Isabella, and The Pot of Basil. " - Miss Gaulden (in algebra class) : " Mr. Wise, how much is 10 x 0.? " Mr. Wise: " 10 x is 10. " Miss Gaulden : " Isn ' t Mr. Wise wise V Miss Moore: " Does the Great Stone Face really exist.? " Hunter Lee Buatt : " Yes ; it is in Egypt. " Mrs. McVoy : " Class, I want you to learn one of the Portuguese sonnets. " Senior (enthusiastically, to herself) : " Oh, I shall hunt up the shortest ;: - !(■ Mr. Williamson : " Why is it that the domestic science teachers never get married . ' " Mr. Monroe: " Maybe they hand out samples of their own cooking. " ' 1 ' ! Miss Carroll: " Have you read ' Freckles ' .f " ' Thehna : " No ; mine are brown. " " Say, sister, who said ' Neither a lender nor a borrower be ' . ' " ' " Some person who never went to the Normal, Tommie. " X Bella: " What is the matter with the biscuits this morning.? They ' re so flat. " ,V -jf. Voice from the Wilderness: " Second the mot ion! " " Frcshie " List: " Mr. President, I think this is a good idea, because — er — er — because . " • • Question : Why is Miss ■Nlesserschmidt known as " The Limit " by her 1-C Physics Class? Answer: Well, the other day one of the boys in her class told someone that she was " The Limit, " and, when asked why, replied that she told them in class that the limit of anything was as far as it could go without breaking. Question: Why doesn ' t Mr. Shoptaugh marry some of these pretty girls around here. ' ' Answer : He says it takes all of his time at night to work out the Algebra and Geometry problems for the next day, and he doesn ' t have time to decide which one he likes best. Question : How docs Mr. Bateman distinguish red litmus paper from pink . ' ' Answer: He sends it to Miss Weeks and lets her decide. Question : Why does Mr. Bateman talk over time in the Auditorium when addressing the assembly . ' ' Answer: Because he " talks too darned much. " Roby and Belle, after sending a small negro to Sam ' s four times to get him to charge two Hersheys to them, Sam having refused each time, told the boy: " You tell Sam to go to Halifax. " The small boy, after delivering the message, came back with this retort : " Mr. Sam say he ain ' t got time to go to Halifax. He ' s too busy making shoes. " » « « Miss Dickson: " Henry, arc you kept in for misconduct. ' " ' Henry: " No, ma ' am; I ' m kept in for ]Mis.s Wintz. " SNATCHES OF POTPOURRI TALK. " Go on, Margie. You have an idea. Let genius burn. " " I ' d rather have two men than three ladies. " " We ' ve just been writing masterpieces! " " That ' s just as cute as it can be. " " That ' s it, Margie. " " Let ' s see. That would work. Yah. " " Are they making you labor on the Sabbath.? " " Stick to the paste-jar, Pat. " " She ' s off the meter (sigh). Can ' t you liclp her, Earline.! " ' " That ' s good— work it up. " " Where ' s my ink.? " " Eureka ! ! " HEARD IN PASSING. " Say, kid, Mr. Davis sat all over me today. " " Hi, Sport, what did you do this month.? " " Oh, child, I just got geometry written all over my slip. " " Say, what are you going to do on the test today.? " " Oh, flunk, of course. " " What time does the meeting start? " " At 8 o ' clock sharp. " " Sharp? What does that mean.? " " Oh, go to the dictionary, child. Don ' t ask me such a question as that. " " I passed clean. " " I ' m scared to death of Lady Mac. " " She failed me. " " Bring my laundry. Tell ' em I ' m in the infinnary. " " Got to do an outline for Jessie. " " I ' m starving to death. Please give me a cracker. " " Oh, work my garden for me. " " Say, kid, lend me a dollar. " " Have you sent to Sam ' s? " " No more ten-cent Hersheys? " " That Httle Frenchman— Mr. Roy. " " Pat, does your father live in Ireland.? " " That little Jap— Mr. Bateman. " " Pap ' s brought some roses ! " " Wake me up in the moniing. 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Normal Girls ' and Boys ' Headquarters The Hughes Dry Goods Co. $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, $4.00, $5.00 American Lady CORSETS SILK HOSIERY A Specialty WALK- OVER SHOES $3.50, $4.00, $4.50, $5.00. Hughes carries Advertised Merchandise, THE BEST. Our Old Normalites know it and New Ones soon find it out. ALWAYS SEE HUGHES FIRST FOR SHOES AND UP-TO-DATE DRY GOODS Yours very truly, THE HUGHES DRY GOODS CO. THE ACCOMMODATING MERCHANTS Wt solicit your mail orders Samples sent on request SEMMELMAN ' S BOX 37 : NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA North Louisiana ' s Leading Dry Goods Store Our stock is always complete in every department. Always the first to show the season ' s new styles in Ladies ' Tailor-Made Suits, Ladies ' Waists, Ladies ' Skirls, Dress Goods,Trimmings, Novelties and Silks. La France $3, $3. 50 and $4 Shoes For Women. Good Clothing Jor Men. Stetson Hats and Shoes. Men ' s " Korrec Shape " $3.50 and $4.00 Shoes. A« d Lion rand Shirts. 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Plate Printing and Embossing LATEST IMPROVED MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT School Work a Specialty Patronize those who advertise in Potpourri s ' ' Clothes of the Better Kind ' ' FOR DAD AND HIS LAD Can be found at The Stag Clothing Co. 413-415 Texas St. Shreveport, La. DR. J. A. BLANCHARD THE EYE ONLY Dr. Blanchard limits his practice exclusively to Diseases of the Eye and Fitting of Glasses Rooms 406-411) Commercial National Bank Buiicing SHREVEPORT. LA. Allen Manufaduring Co. Limitad Manufacturers of Sash, Doors, Columns, Casing, Base and Mouldings and Slock Designs of Mill Work. Jobbers of Plate and Window Glass Cypress Shingles and Composition Roofing. Shreveport Louisii STOP AT THE Cypress Hotel While in Cypress MR. AND MRS. DEWIL Proprietors , TYLER Tyler, Texas Get a Cash Producing Education. Our School would not be the largest Business Training School in America if it was not the best. With our original copyrighted Byrne practical business systems and methods, we produce a good book-keeper, stenographer or operator in ' : a short time and place him in a good paying position. The Business World holds out splendid opportunities for those trained to do its work. Seventy-five per cent, of the bank presidents hold their present position through their knowledge of book-keeping that enabled them to start into the banking work. Andrew Carnegie and many other great financiers, also railroad presidents started at the telegrapher ' s key. y Ex-Senator Wm. E. Mason started as a stenographer as did Geo. B. j«4 Cortlyou, now President of the Consolidated Gas Co. of New York City, ' also Wm. Loeb, Jr., now Collector of the port of New York. There is no better way for a young man or woman to become familiar with the affairs of business than to secure a thorough, practical business training, ■f ' then go into a good salaried business position. Don ' t lay aside this annual without writing for Catalog of America ' s largest business training school, the only one enrolling from 1,500 to 2,000 students annually, the only one giving thorough and complete courses of book-keeping and business training, shorthand, telegraphy and business administration and finance, the only one that has an employ- ment department with facilities for placing its graduates in the very best positions with mercantile firms, railroads, state and national government positions. We have furnished Uncle Sam. with some of his very best clerical and stenographic help. Attend a school with a national reputation whose diplomas are passports into the very best salaried positions. H. E. BYRNE, President Oscar Dowling, M. D. John L. Scales, M. D. Drs. Dowling and Scales Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Rooms 318-322 First National Bank Building Office Hours, 9-1 and 3-5 Sundays by Appointment Only Shreveport, Louisiana Mansfield Female College Mansfield, La. A Lousiana College for Louisiana girls. Fifty-eighth year. More than 300 graduates. Enrollment 140. Health record unexcelled. Offers Domestic Science, Teacher Training, Expression, Piano, Violin, Voice and usual College branches. Bible study required of all. Graduates exempt from examination for teacher ' s certificate except in Theory and Art of Teaching. First Montessori class in the State. Number limited. Expenses reasonable. Apply early. Write, R. E. BOBBITT, Pres. SOULE COLLEGE New Orleans, La. Opposite Lafayette Square ARE YOU PREPARING FOR THE CHANGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY TO BUSINESS? Bookkeeping, Banking, Shorthand , Typewriting, Business Mathematics, Correspondence, English and Spanish. Soule College is patronized by College Men, who are seek- ing the Best Preparation tor Business Life. It pays to attend the Best Business School, just as it does to attend the Highest Grade University. Day and Night Sessions. Open the entire year. Send for handsomely illustrated catalog. GEO. ' SOULE CS, SONS .z The Original Cut-Rate Drug Store The System of Selling Every Article at a SMALL PROFIT but of a thoroughly reliable and dependable quality, is a ruling principle of this Company The most complete Prescription Department in North Louisiana Our Serial No. 32,308 We have the LOCATION, the STOCK and the PRICE MAIL US YOUR ORDERS The SHREVEPORT DRUG CO., Ltd. JOHN P. SCOTT, Second President WILLIAM G. HUDSON, Secretary Scott Building, Shreveport, La. BANK OF COMMERCE Mansfield, La. CAPITAL. SURPLUS and PROFITS $125,000.00 3 ' Interest Paid on Savings Interest allowed on Time Deposits , , FILM5 CiEVELVP Et F R The GRUNEWALD NEW ORLEANS The favorite hotel of the Alumni, Professors and Teachers of all Southern Universities, Colleges and Normal Schools We Recommend the LECOMTE HOTEL W. H. Worsham Proprietor The Best Accommodations My Aim is to Pie Hotel Joshua South Mansfield, La. EUROPEAN PLAN You are invited to drop in between trains Only White Men Employed We Appreciate Your Patronage Orleans Shaving Parlor J MANNING McFERREN. Props. he Only) Vp-to-Date Barber Shop in Town At home for the Normal gir ls and boys. We want you to make OUR Bank YOUR Bank. Call and let us tell you about it EXCHANGE BANK OF NATCHITOCHES Capital Stock (paid up) - - $50,000.00 Surplus and Undivided Profits - $55,000.00 A. W. WATSON, President ADOLPH KAFFIE, Vice-President S. O. LHERISSON, Assistant Cashier J. W. COCKERHAM, Vice-President We are the Oldest, Largest and Strongest Bank in Natchitoches Parish HUTCHINSON BROS. Recognized as one of the oldest and most reliable Piano Houses in the South PIANOS SOLD ON MOST LIBERAL TERMS Complete Line of Victor and Columbia Talking Machines ALL THE RECORDS ALL THE TIME HUTCHINSON BROS The House with the Reputation 504-506 Texas Street Shreveport, La. i Ortmeyer Hardware and Furniture Co. furnished the Normal Dormitories witth an entire new outfit of Genuine Layer Felt Mattresses M«nufactured by the Little Rock Mattress Manufacturing Co. Little Rock, Arkansas A. J. ORTMEYER. Prop. We are the only exclusive Furniture dealers in Natchitoches, La. Visit our bargain counteri Specialty agents Globe-Wernicke book cases Blue Horse Note Books, Theme Tablets, etc., fill every requirement for all-round school work and sell for only 5 cents Alpine Flax Tablets, Box Stationery and Pound Papers are made especially for high class college correspondence. For sale by the Normal Book Store Manufactured by ontag brothers, Jltlanta, Ga The Bargain Store WANTS YOUR TRADE THEIR PRICES PROVE IT J. T. Iglehart Prop. ESTABLISHED 18 9 U. P. BREAZEALE GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT Gin House and Cotton Insur- ance a Specialty I Scream for Lay ' s Brick Ice Cream LAY ' S CANBY KITCHEN " THE PLACE OF QUALITY " Ice Cream and Candies Natchitoches, La. SODA-LIGHTFUL AT OUR FOUNTAIN " WINBARG ' S " The Name that stands for QUALITY For GOODIES and FANCY GROCERIES Ring 136 OUR AIM IS TO PLEASE OUR CUSTOMERS WE ARE THT OLDEST GROCERY FIRM IN THE CITY e ; m E. Wayles Browne, President F. H. Long, Vice-Pres. Percy N. Brown, Secy-Treas. Queen City Realty Co., Inc. PAID UP CAPITAL $10,600.00 Owners of Caddo Heights And Other High Class Properties Buys and Sells Desirable Real Estate Shreveport, La. WHERE QUALITY COUNTS THE GUARANTEED KIND Chronicle Publishing Company Ltd. STATIONERS PRINTERS Manufacturers of BLANK BO OKS and LOOSE LEAF DEVICES Alexandria, La. J. T. Sandlin W. A. Stamper SANDLIN STAMPER LIVERY and SALE STABLE AUTO SERVICE Natchitoches, La. The Shreveport Times DAILY SUNDAY SEMI-WEEKLY No North Louisiana home is com- plete without the Times Daily, $7.50 per year Semi-Weekly, $L00 per year Classified and Parcel Post Advertise- ments 1 cent per word. 30c per line per week. 75c per line per month. Shreveport, La. ' m Join the FORD Army 1911 . 1912 . For 1013 36,000 cars 75,000 cars 200,000 cars Ford ' s everywhere you go and they go everywhere. Henderson ' s Garage has sold more cars than all others put together. Garage Second to None Open Day and Night ' ' We Never Sleep ' ' HENDERSON ' S GARAGE SPRING STREET Largest and most complete line of accessories to be found anywhere. Write, Phone or Call SHREVEPORT , LOUISIANA La Camille American Lady Front Lace Popular Price Corset IT PAYS TO SHOP AT Corset BAIRD ' S in Shreveport Women s and Children s Ready -to -Wear Fine Corsets and Millinery Our Specialty Lines MAIL ORDERS DELIVERED FREE The most complete Mail Order Department, with quick and efficient service, in the State. We deliver all mail orders FREE by Parcel Post when cash accompanies the order. A pleasure and a part of our mail order service to send you samples at any time. Simply write us your wants. RAILROAD FARE REFUNDED : Visit Shreve- port and do your shopping at Baird ' s Big Department Store. All or a portion of your railroad fare will be re- funded. While shopping be sure to call for Transporta- tion Slips, which will give full particulars. Bullerick Patterns and Publications BAIRD COMPANY, Ltd. § SHREVEPORT Nemo Corset Madam Lyra Corset J You go to the Normal to get your equipment for the battles of life. Then for building that " Ideal Home " you have planned, you go to s,: 1 - .- ' - «. ?x Victoria Lumber Co. Shreveport, Louisiana who are manufacturers and dealers in SASH, DOORS, MILLWORK, BUILDING AND ROOFING PAPER, PLATE AND WIN- DOW GLASS. Our prices will interest you, as does the Normal its students. Send us your orders " .M 3a?kf IVe guarantee satisfaction on all shipments made by us. If you dont see Dave Herndon, send your orders to us by mail Fo er Glassell Co. , Ltd SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA Wholesale Grocers m M- Excellent Passenger Service From Natchitoches To Alexandria Baton Rouge New Orleans And all Points in the Southeast and the East Via Hagen and Edenborn Line (Louisiana Railway Navigation Co.) New Standard Free Reclining Chair Cars. Up-to-date Electric-Lighted Buffet. Pullman Sleepers. Individual Berth Lights. Courteous Attention. Through Tickets to New York Via New Orleans and Steamer E. C. D. Marshall, General Passenger Agent ic-ij Shreveport, La, SM: s } ' — S-- .1 - Ardis ( Company (LIMITED) Shreveport, Louisiana Wholesale Grocers and Cotton Factors THE YOURS TRULY FOOD PRODUCTS THE BEST EVER PUT IN A PACKAGE. TO TRY IS TO BUY. i Jung Sons Co. COAL _ .v ' m M 621 Whitney-Central Bldg. New Orleans, Louisiana. 5 :. IVe Carry the est Selected Stock of Fancy Qroceries and Canned Goods to be found in the State A. V. Neilson Co., Ltd, WHOLESALE GROCERS Dealers in Fancy Meats, Hams and Bacon, Fruits, Produce, Butter and Cheese Alexandria, Louisiana Manufacturers Wholesale Dealers Importers ard Exportei JOS. LEVY BROS. CO. The largest and most complete stock in the South and equal to any in the country Six-Story Building, Magazine and Common Street , New Orleans, La. STATIONERY DRUG SUNDRIES PAPER and OFFICE SUPPLIES We make a specialty of supplying opening stocks ti Special attention to School Stationery tti " ' We refer by permission lo the Normal Book Store to whom we have supplied their requirements during the pa four years fi No order too large for us to handle U Careful and prompt service to Mail Orders A " We solicit the business of merchants who specialize in Stationery, and also of General Merchandise Stores who desire to secure the best values and thus increase their trade. WE FEATURE HOLIDAY GOODS ISM THOMAS J. KELLY LOUIS W. ZOELLER. Kelly Zoeller Provisions, Dairy Products, Etc. PURITY and PRIDE BUTTERINE Corner Tchoupitoulas and Natchez Streets NEW ORLEANS, LA. P. O. BOX 1607. b ' .5 § .Ji Sr b-c " 5, -££a « 1 (d r " c . 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Baionne and Perdido Streets New Orleans, La. Ss % C - ' mmntmpnt EACHERS, here is what you have been looking for — a system of drawing books that really meets the demands of average conditions ! While attrac- tive, and consistent with the best modern thought as regards the training of the child in art expression and application, the Graded Drawing Series does not make the mistake of so many of the new drawing courses, which present a beautiful appearance but are practical only to the teacher who has a thorough art training and all the resources that an unusually well equipped school can offer. Our books present a consistent working plan upon jl or without special art training and working successful year ' s work. i-hich any capable teacher, with independently, Aniol, formerly of the Chicago Art In- stitute, whose work has been principally among teachers and school children, and who thoroughly understands their needs. Graded Drawing and Construction Books A progressive course of eight numbers with sim- ple courses in construction and color work. For Primary and Intermediate grades. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4. Each book has 40 pages. Price, Each, 15 Cents For Intermediate and Grammar grades. Parts 5, 6, 7, 8. Each book has 40 pages. Price, Each, 20 Cents A sixteen-page circular containing further information and numerous repro- ductions from the books, in color and half-tone, sent free on request. cA. Flanagan Companjr Chicago OeADEDi)RfiWIHQ " -CONSTRUCTION BOOKS A PROSRESSIVt COURSE Of EIGHT NUMBERS BOOK L .t-sfj m m m DIRECT LINE Alexandria New Orleans Dallas Ft. Worth North and West Texas Points Colorado and California FREE CHAIR CARS Electric Lights and Fans in Sleepers and Diners TICKETS AND INFORMATION Address GEO. D. HUNTER, G. P. A., Dallas. J. W. WALKER, D. P. A., Shreveport. m z ' rk y.f i m Will yours be a Pianola Piano or just a Player Piano? There is a decided difference. The Pianola Piano is sold in New Orleans only at Werlein Hall and contains the Me- trostyle, Themodist, Graduated Accompani- ment and other important advantages not obtainable in the ordinary player-pianos. The best place to buy a Piano and the best place to buy a Victor € We Have Sold Pianos 71 Years Philip Werlein, Ltd ORIGINAL PUBLISHERS OF " DIXIE " New Orleans, La. Chickering Pianos, Steinway and other Pianola Pianos, Famous Weber Pianos, Edison Kinete- scopes, Violins, Sheet Music. NICHOLAS BURKE WILLIAM P. BURKE President Vice-President GEORGE SWARBRICK NICHOLAS J. NUTTER Treasurer Secretary Nicholas Burke Co., Ltd. Established 1853 Incorporated 1888 Importers and Wholesale Grocers New Orleans OFFICE AND SALESROOMS 409 to 417 Magazine Street t ;:t. 5 X 2 O (I. 2 a ! 9 • • .3. qI 5 2 Cd ■= El 5 2: 3 3 S- o O M B- s. Z " a D 3 o H » M W . -, O S- 3 Z 5 ' 3 = MS " " O O 3 " a-Z S Z % O O 3 ? 2 » ?? 3 3 w c i 1 o CO C •o o o p s t 1 ' ' Capital Paid In Surplus and Profits $30,000.00 35,000.00 V. ' f. The People s Bank of Natchitoches DEPOSITORY Police Jury, Parish of Natchitoches. School Board, Parish of Natchitoches. City of Natchitoches, Normal School, Normal Club, Normal Club Deposit Account. m % y. L. CASPARI President J. W. FREEMAN - - Vice-President S. H. HILL Cashier SAMUEL LEVY - Assistant Cashier ¥- , WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS pi m I CHAS. UNTER THE STORE THAT CATERS FOR YOUR BUSINESS We are always prepared with anything you may need in the line of Dress Goods, Ribbons, Embroideries, Laces, Gloves and Hosiery. We handle the best line of Shoes in town. The Red Cross Shoes for Ladies and the Pack- ard Shoes for Men. CHAS. UNTER 408-410 FRONT STREET Agent for the KABO CORSETS WRITE FOR OUR CATALOGUE T. HAUSMANN SONS, Ltd. Manufacturing Jewelers and Silversmiths 818 Poydras St., New Orleans, La. OSKALOOSA ' COLLEGE Regular four year courses by mail leading to Bachelor ' s degrees, in- cluding Ped. B., also special and Graduate courses. Instruction thorough, attention prompt, prices reasonable. Especially of interest to teachers who desire to complete a course already begun. Write for Information Box 478 OSKALOOSA, IOWA Handsome Jewelry Catalog Free! If you wish to purchase anything in the Jewelry, Diamond, Cut Glass, Silverware or kindred lines, it will be well worth your while to send for our elaborate catalog. This catalog contains over 5,000 handsome illustrations and all prices are quoted delivery charges prepaid, no matter where you live. The high grade qualities and the exceptional- ly low prices cannot help but appeal to those who wish to purchase anything in our line. CHAS. S. STIFFT Manufacturing Jeweler LITTLE ROCK, ARK. h A F The AHRENS OTT MFG. CO. (Incorporated) New Orleans, La. SUPPLIES and TOOLS for Water, Gas, Steam and Oil Mills and Factories Standard ' ' Plumbing Fixtures Plumbers Brass Goods The Gutta Percha Rubber Mfg. Co. ' s complete line of Rubber Belt, Steam and Water Hose Packings of Every Description All Plumbing Fixtures in Normal Buildings furnished by us SEND US YOUR ORDERS, PROMPT ATTENTION ,0 -- ti i - j !? f . ■ l .::-: t ' r.-y " i: w I iXODERN Educators agree that mental training should not be M at the expense of physical welfare. It ' s the old adage reborn: Men ' s Sana in corpore sano. The demand for conservation of health in the schoolroom and for 20th century unbreakable school furniture, determined the design and construction of American Steel Sanitary Desks EVERY FEATURE IN THEIR DESIGN IS A HEALTH MEASURE, APPROVED BY EMINENT PHYSICIANS AND EDUCATORS Send for DESCRIPTIVE BOOKLET of interest to every one concerned with the welfare of our American Schools rlmerican Seating Company 218 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago Audubon Building, New Orleans i Louisiana State University li Thos. D. Boyd, A. M., LL. D., President. ' •■ ' The State University is organized into the following Colleges ' and Schools: ( 1 ) The College ot Arts and Sciences, offering literary, scien- tific, pre-medical, and commercial courses; (2) the College of Agriculture, including the four State Experiment Stations and the Department of Agricultural Extension, and offering a four-year course and a short winter course in agriculture; (3) the College of Engineering, offering courses in civil, me- chanical, electrical, and chemical engineering; (4) the Audu- ( - ? bon Sugar School, offering courses in sugar agriculture, sugar , ' 1 ' ■ chemistry, and sugar engineering; ■ 5) the Law School, offer- ing courses in civil and commercial law; 6) the Teachers _ :iw College, offering courses for high school teachers, principals, y; and parish superintendents; (7) the School of Agriculture, jjk offering a two-year agricultural course to applicants who ' jyci cannot enter the College of Agriculture; (8) the Graduate l j Department, offering advanced courses to those who have ; C graduated here or elsewheie; and, (9) the Summer School, " ' designed primarily for teachers, and offering full-term j courses in academic as well as professional subjects. ' vi Graduates of the State high schools and other approved pre- paratory schools are admitted to the Freshman class without I ,. examination, and are given credit for the full fourteen units , L required for entrance. . r; Graduates of the State Normal School are given advanced ■ ifl standing, which enables them to obtain a degree at the Uni- f.. versity in two years. Tuition is free to students from Louisiana; $60 a year to ' students from other states and foreign countries. Living V- expenses are very low. ' The regular annual session opens on the third Wednesday in September and continues thirty-seven weeks. The Sum- mer School opens soon after the close of the regular session and continues nine weeks. For general catalogue or special information about any depart- ment, write to M • J. L. WESTBROOK, Registrar, - V Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Paul Douglass €o. 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