Scripps College - La Semeuse Yearbook (Claremont, CA)
- Class of 1932
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TI-IE SCRIPPS COLLEGE
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STUDENTS OF SCRIPPS COLLEGE
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Editor: FRANCES CARR
Associate Editor: LAURABEL NEVILLE
Art: VIRGINIA HOLLAND
Literature: 1EANE1'TE NICPHERRIN
Student Acqiuity: FRANCES BELL
Seniors: ELLEN WILLIAMS
Business Alanager: NIOLLIE CLYDE
Associate Business Illanager: ELLEN PETERS
FTER much deliberation, the stab' of
the second Scripps Yearbook has been
unable to find a title which it jQ'els
would be more appropriate than LA SENIEUSE,
the name of Volume One. The editor of last
year's book suggested that the name of the
Scripps annual be THE scmvvs COLLEGE YEAR-
BOOK, with each class choosing a new name for
its own volume. TVe leave that precedent to the
following class to deal with as they wish.Choos-
ing the name LA SEMEUSE far the second time
does not mean arbitrarily that it must continue,
but merely that we feel its connotatzon denotes
much of the ideal for which Scripps strives, and
we believe it to he suggestive of the type of life
we aim to develop.
The word is the heritage of the college from
the Baron d'Eslournelles, who used it as a de-
scription ofthe college seal. Translated literally,
it means "the soweru but since it retains in
French a symbolic meaning which is loft in
English, we use the French. '
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HE flncients jhund that each thing is the
manifestation of an idea, and each idea the
expression of some more essential truth. To
understand this communal life of ours we must ask
-"What is the idea behind Scripps College?
We know that the material aspects of our college
have heen achieved hy various persons to whom
we owe admiration and gratitude for the splendid
results. But there is that heyond which inspired
them-an ideal of harmony, material, mental and
spiritual, and there is she whose understanding and
experience hrought forth that ideal, she whose wis-
dom and kindness has made it live.
Often we hear the phrase-"Scripps is so happy
a place!" And what, one may ask, has happiness
to do with knowledge? It was not hook-learning
illasefeld meantwhen he said"The days that make
us happy make us wise . . " hr he knew that wis-
dom is more than just knowledge. And hecause
Miss Scripps has known and lived this truth,
through her has the truth hecome an ideal, and the
ideal a reality.
Art . . .
Literature . . .
"The Scripture" .
Athletic Association .
Polity Club . . .
Financial Activity .
Faculty Dinners . .
The Desert .
, VOLUbIEII.lqlc,eH1euS6 Mcivrxxxll.
INCE Scripps is essentially a residence college, the necessary
divisions in the student body fall more readily into the
hall groups than the academic classifications. We have
decided that if this year book is to be an expression of the life
of the Scripps Campus, it must follow the obvious pattern of
division which is presented.
That pattern, as designated above-, is that of the four residence
halls, with the unification of the student body government.
From the first year of the college, 1927, when the now famous
"first class" elecfted its ofhcers to take control of the one tiny unit
on the campus, namely Toll Hall, the Scripps student body
has directed its own activities. During the first two years, the
government and the grouping confbrmed both to dormitories
and to academic classes, since the second class was placed by
itself in the new Clark I-lall to weather the 'storm of fteshman
year with no upper class attention, or at least very little. Class
officers and hall officers were then one and the same thing.
In the third year of the college's existence, however, the
classes were distributed evenly among the halls, and hall gov-
ernment and classification usurped the importance of the usual
class distinctions. ln I93O, the constitution under which the
college has reached its present organization was drawn up
Around this nucleus has been formed the present modus
The council is the governing power of the student body. lt
is composed of one representative Hom each hall and one repre-
sentative chosen ftom the student body at large. Witlliiu them-
selves, the council decide who shall a6t as president. This year
Iune Wliite, who was eleeted as representative at large, served
in the office of' president. Iane'Brandenstein, Ellen Browning
representative, was vice presidentg resigning her position in
March, she was succeeded by Dorothea Butler. Rita Haslcin,
Dorsey I-lall representative, was social chairman, Katherine
Barr from Toll, acted as secretary, and Frances Felin, Clark
Hall, continued her last year's position as treasurer.
- Questions which the Student Body Council is unable to de-
cide by itself' are arbitrated by the Student-Faculty Council. In
this conference are three faculty members who present to the
students the opinions and advice of' the administration. The
student body and the faculty members each have votes in choos-
ing the members of this council ftom the administration, while
the dean and the official hostess of the college are standing
members. The Eiculty then elecfts one member, and the student
body elects two more faculty members as representatives. This
year Iohn W. Darr .was chosen by the faculty, and Nathaniel
W. Stephenson and Iohn B. Appleton were elected by the
students. Because of' the increasing efficiency of the student
body government, this council has found it necessary to meet
only a few times this year.
With the Student Body Council as a centralizing unit, the
afftual governing of daily college life comes ftom within each
hall. I-louse meetings occur every two weeks under the leader-
ship of elecfted hall chairmen who serve also as social direcftresses
of the groups. Hall chairmen this year have been Bobbe Lee
in Clark l-lall, Emilie Pauli in Toll, Ianet Farrington in Ellen
Browning and Betty Lewis in Dorsey. It is within these organ-
izations that the principal group acftivity of the campus is
THE STUDENT COUNCIL
carried on. Thus the halls are the most important divisions of
There is danger in such division, in that it might become too
marked, for a college is only successfill if its student body can
work as a unit at certain times. This unified body has been the
aim of the student council during this past year and as many
activities as possible have been originated in the larger group.
The cultural lift, academic pursuits and recreational activity
such as dances and athletics do not grow out of single halls.
In this way, we believe that there exists at Scripps a conven-
ient and powerful organization of students. Governing meet-
ings are held in groups not too large to be unwieldyg these
groups mold into one larger and more effective for important
activity, and coalesce into other various smaller units for aca-
demic work. It is this pattern then, that we have attempted to
Hullow in making the year book a reflection of the college itself
OLL Hall, the initial building of Scripps campus, has
amply lived up to its traditions this past year by sending
a goodly representation to each campus event. The Toll
fashion show at the first of the year marked our freshmen as
worthy of fiiture consideration. The I-Iallowe'en party, the
Christmas tea, the pageant, the Christmas party, which inci-
dentally was favored by a visit ftom Pere Noel, and the Faculty
tea, all found Toll as a center of gaiety. The Toll girls have
also contributed plentihllly to the cause of the unemployed
with money made ftom the sale of sandwiches peddled from
hall to hall.
Due to the absence of quiet hours, the Toll residents eat, sleep,
and occasionally study to the beats of a kettle-drum, descending
from the third story, where Scripps dancers kick their toes in
a boisterous manner. From entertaining the French Consul to
providing a home for a caroling Hog, Toll has adapted itself
well to any occasion, under the leadership of Anne Sharp, as
hall chairman the first semester, and of Emilie Paull the second.
LARK Hall is agreeably informal. The living room is a
, long, low room, furnished in dull red and green, where
may be a Bach fiigue, a formal Come service, a wood
Hreg or chords and a low voice wailing "Old Man River." A
dash to Mrs. Snider's room to Phone Ralph occursg a crowd
assembles for house meetingg and tete-a-tetes are held in the
Dinner by candlelight strikes a different tone. Bobbe Lee an-
nounces a house meeting, Felix tells the minutes of the council
luncheon, class meetings are announced.
The upstairs browsing room has greater infiormality, with a
bright new Hre-Place, rows of books, the homelike disorder of
Sunday morning newspapers.
Freedom, and a never-waning vitality, the essence of Clark
Hall is: ,, .
Srmtches of song from a patio,
Laughter echoes, voices low,
. All that is young and alive will go
Into our melody."
LLEN Browning I'Iall has occupied for three years the
enviable position of' social and decorative climax to the
campus. It embodies to a superlative degree the true
"Scripps spirit" of culture and charm, combined with a home-
like atmosphere. Its living room, garbed in the mint green of
Louis XIV, is the scene of many formal teas and meetings. Its
dining room and front porch provide space for campus dances.
Its many small patios, appearing in unexpected places, success-
fully combine the mystery of the Alhambra with the informal-
ity of postern gates. Its Maiiana court and Wisluing Well ex-
press the sunlight and blue of the Ivfediterranean.
Nor is Ellen Browning all atmosphere. The occupants, led by
Ianet Farrington, hall chairman, and Thea Butler, representa-
tive, are often to be found enjoying costume parties, and
"feeds" Passers-by hearing the radios and squeals, combined
with busy typewriters and noise of dancing feet may well smile
and say, "There are our young barbarians all at play."
- gs no 1
ORSEY Hall, during its second year, has succeeded in liv-
ing down the reputation imposed upon it by the refiain:
"There are no quiet hours in Dorsey I-lallf, And this
in spite of the fact that we are all songbirds, for did we not win
for two years in succession the handsome silver loving cup given
by Miss Atsatt in the interhall song contest?
On all occasions Dorsey Hall, led by its chairman, Betty
Lewis, and its representative, Rita Haskin, displays great en-
thusiasm for extra-curricular activities, and always Participates
in campus projects.
Perhaps nothing is more indicative of the social unity within
the hall than the popularity of the loggias as rendezvous, where
continuous discussions of vital problems are carried on. An-
other Popular gathering Place is the browsing room. There, one
is apt to find every comfortable chair occupied, and the brows-
ing continues through the still and lonely hours of the night.
BALCH BROWSING ROOM IN TOLL HALL
T has been wisely for unwiselyj said that a college faculty
should rank as one of Carlyle's Eternal Verities. Be that as
it may, it is an unquestioned truism that one of the greatest
advantages of the small college is the opportunity it ofltrs for
close partnership between professor and student. It is our priv-
ilege at Scripps to develop and maintain close Hiendships' with
our teachers, who so often term themselves Hftllow-students."
Dr. Ernest Iaqua occupies the comprehensive oftice of presi-
dential patriarch, provider, guide and mentor for his college.
I-le is ably assisted by Miss Evelyn Kay, his secretary. Dean
Isabel Smith, aided by Bambi the Chow, administers the more
intimate details of our communal lift. Her whole-hearted co-
operation with our Student Government, has been supple-
mented by her activities as mediator between the Administra-
tion and the Student Body. Her willing amanuensis, Miss Ioan
Rudisell, is responsible for much of the careful detail work of
Filling out the administrative mechanism, Miss Marjorie
Crouch and Mrs. Charlotte Duniway complete the staff: Miss
Crouch, as Registrar, possesses the enviable reputation of know-
ing more about Scripps than Scripps does. Mrs. Duniway, as
ulnformationn and publicity writer, manages six telephones
simultaneously with a pracfticed hand. Miss Dorothy Kuebler,
director of the halls, provides for our domestic affairs.
William S. Ament heads the English department. With a
long record of graduate study, executive and professional work
behind him, he conduits three-fourths of the college com-
mittees and semester courses as well. He is assisted by Paul S
Havens, Waldo H. Dunn, and Miss Ruth George.
Working in close coordination with the English department,
I-I. B. Alexander heads the philosophy department. I-l. P
Eames conducts the aesthetically minded, teaching primary
and advanced azsthetics, and musical appreciation. Morgan
Padelford, Miss Virginia Litchfield and VVilliam Dunbar pro-
vide the applied art for Scripps, teaching painting, design and
architectural design respectively. Iohn W. Darr leads the Ves-
per services, and teaches history of religion. Miss Ianet Wood
heads the department of physical culture, assisted by Miss
Frances Parrette. Mrs. Albert Stauffacher directs the Scripps
On the more scientific side, we are taught geography by Iohn
B. Appleton, biology by Miss Sarah Atsatt, and history by
Nathaniel W. Stephenson. Miss Mary Eyre and Mrs. Una
Sait collaborate in the field of psychology. Allan Saunders and
Miss Christine Galitzi teach political science and sociology.
The library is under the direction of Nliss Margaret Withingf
ton, assisted by Miss Hazel Iohnson and Miss Alla Webb. The
language department, a vital portion of Scripp's intellectual
lik, is led by Emile Caillet, and completed by Miss Ada Klett
and Miss Christine Galitzi.
ESPER services are conducted three times a week in the
half hour just before dinner under the leadership of
Mr. Darr. This service has grown with the develop-
ment of the cultural life of the college and now fills an indispens-
able place in campus life. A short prayer service and inspirational
talks by Mr. Darr, assisted occasionally by members of the
faculty or guest speakers, offer a quiet half hour at the end of
the day. The spirit of the service is enhanced by having attend-
The choir is an integral part of vespers under the direction of
Mrs. Stauffacher. The group has developed this year and has
been active outside of vesper services. Programs of musical
numbers were Presented at the Thanksgiving chapel, the Arm-
istice Day service and various convocations. The choir also
visited the Scripps Home for the Aged in Pasadena to present
The originators of vespers Rzel that as time goes on, the service
will become more and more a Part of each girl's daily life and a
disftincft feature of the college. I I
HE Wednesday evening musical vespers were continued
this year. These half hour piano recitals, given by Dr.
Eames, include masterpieces fi'om classical, romantic
and modern composers. Many of his programs selecfted fi'om
the works of Haydn, Gluck and Beethoven were especially
On one occasion, in the absence of Dr. Eames, the vesper
service was given by Rollin Pease, basso. This was the second
program Mr. Pease has given at Scripps, and he was again en-
Twice during the year we have had convocation time devoted
to music. Early in the year we heard 'RLaddie" Grey-Lehvinne,
the modern boy-Mozart, and recently we heard a varied and
interesting program given by Madame Alexia Bassian, a con-
This year Dr. Eames has instigated a series of monthly Hre-
side musicals at Padual-lills. He has given a variety of selec-
tions, including piano-music and musically illustrated opera.
Of especial interest was a presentation of Pelleas and M elisande,
by Claude Debussy, Hom the text by Maeterlinck. Dr. Eames
chanted this dramatic work against a background of his own
playing of the text.
A further opportunity to hear good music has been given us
through the generosity of Mrs. Cecil Frankel, who has brought
to us the Bartlett-Frankel string quartet. This quartet, playing
in the Balch Auditorium, has given four recitals during the
The Claremont Colleges' Music and Drama Course is also
available to Scripps students. The series, given in the new
Bridges Auditorium, has included such artists as Sigrid Onegin.
Iohn Charles Thomas, and the famous Don Cossack Chorus.
E attend convocation each Friday morning with an
attitude of defying any speaker to interest or to en-
tertain us. But many excellent speakers have been
obtained, including among others William T. Foster, noted
economist, Count d' l-larnancourt, and Chester Rowell.
Some of the most eluciclating talks given in convocation this
year were those by our own faculty members, Dr. Stephenson,
Mr. Appleton, Dr. Alexander and President Iaqua.
Besides the convocational series, there have been lectures given
in the evenings throughout the year. Outstanding among these
were Dr. Dunn's series of lectures on "Three Eminent Victor-
ians," and, for those students of architecture, Mrs. M. L.
Fuller, who spoke on landscape architecture. g
TIIMULATING our interest in the realm of art, there have
been a number of exhibits of various artists' work this year
in Balch Hall.
Loaned by Mrs. I-1. A. Everett of Pasadena, a collection of
excellent paintings has been a source of much enjoyment to us.
The modern trends in art have been brought to Scripps in the
work of Iohn Cage and Don Sample, former Pomona students.
The exhibit by Miss Phyllis Shields showed a refteshing atti-
tude toward the modern trend.
Mr. Padelimrd instigated a "picture library" this year, fiom
which pictures may be rented by the students Har a paltry sum
per semester. These are pictures chosen ftom Holbein prints,
wood block etchings, and other reproductions.
HPRIDE AND PREIUDICEH
HE fall of 193 I found the college launched upon its fifth
year of existence with every Eicility at hand for a suc-
cessful career. Only in the Held of drama was there E-:lt
a lack, for the loss of Glenn Hughes two years ago and the re-
cent withdrawal from the faculty of Mrs. Roger Palmer, in-
strurftress of the spoken word and pantomime, left us with no
organized department of Dramatic Arts. The outlook at the
beginning of the year was, to say the least, hardly encouragingg
and had it not heen for the keen interest and untiring efforts of
Dr. Stephenson and the ambition and enthusiasm of M. Cail-
let, it is douhtfill whether the drama would have Played a very
important part in our cultural life.
Under the able leadership of M. Caillet the combined efforts
of the language, art and Physical education departments. to-
gether with the assistance of the music department of Pomona
College resulted in a striking production of Moliere's famous
comedy Le Bourgeois Gentillaomme. Clinging to the original
traditions in which the play was written, the production was
unique in the seventeenth century French Hlrniture for the sets,
and in its presentation of the ballets accompanied by Lulli's
musical score with instruments of the period. Claremont Col-
leges students in the language department took part in the per-
formance, and credit is due to individuals of the community as
well as to our neighboring college. Howard Stone, Mollie
Clyde, Ieannie McPl1errin, Eleanor Edwards and Elsie Alden
Bakewell gave outstanding performances. Le Bourgeois Gentil-
loomme was an inspiring beginning for our dramatic year. '
With the opening of the second term plans were being laid
for another producftion to be given early in the spring, and the
Siddons Club, a dramatic organization, looked forward to a par-
ticipation in the event. Because of the widespread interest in
dramatics it was deemed wise not to confine acftivities to any in-
dividual group but to allow the drama to enter into the cultural
life of the whole student body. In this interest the college was
Fortunate in obtaining the services of Mrs. Conrad Seiler, a
well-known figure in the cinema capitol. Being an acftress of
no small repute and a woman of infinite charm, her sojourn at
Scripps was an exceedingly pleasurable and profitable one, es-
pecially fior those who had the privilege of working with her.
The production in this instance was Mrs. lVlackaye's adapta-
tion of Iane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice. Leads were
taken by Anne Hopkins, Katherine Barr, Doris Drake, Eleanor
Edwards and Ianet Wliite. The whole presentation reflected the
charm of the Elmous story.
These two produetions mark the highlights of our dramatic'
year, but unknown to the outer world other interesting achieve-
ments have been reached. Although unable to present a formal
production, the Siddons Club has sponsored for its own mem-
bers the infbrmal reading of plays that are not only of merit in
themselves but that afford an opportunity for characfter study,
hoping thus to enrich its own talent and progress.
CLARK HALL LIVING
oU1s XIV and Scripps have both been patrons of the arts.
Louis loved his poets, and so does Scripps. Qur Alma
Mater loves to see the charcoal smudges upon the noses
of her children which bespeak their tender attempts at draw-
ing. Most dearly she loves the ink-stained Fingers which tell of
the budding author. If all of our aspirants become novelists,
essayists, poets and writers of plays, the country will E111 prey
to a cultural Renaissance more fierce and breath-taking than
that of which the Italians boasted.
Scripps offers classes in composition for under-classmen, and a
select group of Iuniors and Seniors are members of Miss
George's "Art of Writiiig." All literature and language classes
stress the development of original style and thought in che
writing of term papers and examinations. Even the science de-
partment is fl.lSSy about sentence structure. The Literary Club
which was founded this year is another source of creative writ-
ing, and the masterpieces run rampant. c
Those among us who are critically inclined have had an oppor-
tunity to develop our powers in the'Thursday night book talks
in the Balch Browsing Room. Like the swimming instructor
who spent his holiday at the beach, we are partial to lectures
during our leisure hours, and the book talks represent the lec-
ture in its most popular form. Our ever obliging professors fife-
quently shine upon these occasionsg and those students who
have presided have twinkled beautifiilly. i i
Scripps College belongs to the group of CaliR3rnia colleges
which publishes the anthology of student verse, First the Blade,
and we took our turn publishing the book' in the spring of 1930.
Our students contribute poems to the anthology each year.
Mrs. Crombie Allen of Ontario has helped to stimulate inter-
est in this Held by the group of prizes which she has given for
work in creative writing each year. The thought of the prize for
the best Sophomore Comprehensive essay must have cheered
many a weary Sophomore through the most nervous period of
her college career.
The Crombie Allen Awards for 1931
Poetry ........ . Elizabeth Ellen Long
Critical and Editorial Prose . . Caroline Bennet
Imaginative Prose ........ Helen Norton
Best Record in English Department
Major ..... , ..... lean Symington
Best Paper in Sophomore
Comprehensives ....... lean Marie Consigny
Best work in Literature Department
of Freshman I-lumanities .... I-lelen Mears
T H E Y lie who say we know not happiness
Until its radiance has dripped away
Quicksilver-like, between the light caress
Of hands in whose unknown palms it lay
A glancing moment, careless if it stay,
Until it ebbed and left an emptiness
And sick remembrance of our heedlessness.
We sat on that high cliff above the sea
Where the coasts pulsing land-How halts to rest,
And California stops. To the east dimly-
The desert beach curves southward. To the west
The ocean, mist-enwreathed. Below the nest A
Of cormorants and gulls that wheeled and screamed.
The kelp beds out Hom shore in russet gleamed.
And under deepening skies where mauve and rose
And Eiint unutterable silver tinged the sea,
We talked of lik, and beauty, and of those
Poets we loved who wrote about the sea,
Arnold and Swinburne. As we talked, we three
Felt the incredible loveliness of things,
V Of weedy rocks and ocean's murmurings.
As twilight softened, and the distant roar
Of surges crashing on the narrow beach
Fell to a faint susurrance as the shore
In evening ebb grew calm and tideless, and as each
Silver-rimmed wavelet raced with fainter reach,
We held an hour with hushed, tense eagerness
The iridescent Flower happiness.
Prom C 'Charles Baudelaireu
ENIILY ROSE scorr
B A U D E L A I R E ' s satanism is an absorbing study. We can
never be positive how much of his devil worship verse came
from a desire to astonish and how much was born of a perverse
admiration of lvlephisfto. That he actually worshipped the devil
is absurd. Baudelaire showed great deference to his own genius
and probably came nearer being a votary of Beauty than any-
thing else. The poet took Beauty and Baudelaire very seriously.
Lauding the Arch-Demon in poetry appealed to his taste for
sensationalism, to his penchant for paradoxes. In a certain sense
he used Satan as a symbol for mortal frailty, for all the crimes
and stupidities of humanity. The Devil stood for the awful,
strenuous mess man has made of' living. I do not believe the
artist enjoyed his vices. Sometimes they nauseated him, often
he reveled in them. Always his evil left him lonely, melancholy
and almost wistful .... I Eel strongly that Baudelaire's satan-
ism was his policy of ridiculing people and their existence by
singing the praises of Sin. There is no jovial good humor in this
kind of literature, no lusty esprit Gaulois, no Whimsy. It is
twisted, tired and ailing. It is at the same time filled with a
FYOITI C CZESCZIPCN
E V E N in the dull swamp, pierced only occasionally by a ray of
moonlight, his body glistened with slime. He was a tall man,
Tomo, still in the prime of his life. Before he came to the island
he had been a giant, a murderous one, but unconquerable. It
had taken four men to arrest him. As he leaned against a tree
trying to drive oft a desire for sleep, he thought of these things.
A part of the tree detached itself fiom the trunk and wound
slowly around him, twining about his arms, his neck, his body,
his throat. Frantically he fought. Into his heart was coming the
fear he had inspired in the hearts of two women he had choked
to death. I-le fought, pulled, screamed, bit. But ever, slowly,
remorselessly the brown tree-boa tightened its coils. Tomo
gasped fiom purple distorted lips a prayer to the God he had
never remembered in prayer before. Tomo's cries ceased.
. . . . . . . .
"Escape?', The warden of Devil's Island was speaking to a
group of newly arrived prisoners. "Escape is impossible. The
sea is before you, the swamp behindf,
Coiled at the swampy bottom of the jungle land was a brown
tree-boa. I-le was drowsy. I-lis meal had been a little too heavy.
From ml-he Third Deirdren
T H IS enchantment was, of course, the culmination of the old
legend. Stephens puts it in as matter-of-Eictly as if anybody
could step up and get enchanted for the small sum of five pen-
nies deposited in the slot machine. Having spread his enchan-
terls net, he goes on to one of the most beautiful bits of heroic
writing I have ever read: the death of the sons of Uisneac ....
In the plays, Deirdre is allowed a great death-scene. This is how
Stephens does it: 'KDeirdre knelt by the bodies, and she sang
this keen, beginning:
U 'I send a blessing eastward to Scotland'
gKWl1CH she had finished the poem she bowed over her hus-
band,s body: she sipped of his blood, and she died there upon
No man can love her, no man can "bend before her," no man
can speak to her, no man can be a friend to her. That is what he
lamentsg what more could any woman want of a poet than
those services he mentions. Aier all, the most human of all
cries of mourning over the dead is not the funeral eulogy, but
the griefstricken lament, "Noxv that she is gone, I cannot do
the things for her that I might have done."
May Mo rning-Oxford
D A W N comes more slowly in the early spring.
Through the long slumber of profoundest night
Witli the oblivion of a forgotten thing
The slow moon drihs, lonely globule, bright
As beaten silver gleaming with thin light
Behind a fretted pattern of dark towers. . .
The bells of Magdaleii chant the drifting hours.
Then comes the change. The ever-deepening air
Shudders and strains to silence, poised upon
The apex of' a darkness lingers there
Une aching moment, trembles, and moves on
Turning eastward. "Darkness get thee gone! " .
Across far worlds rings dawn,s triumphal cry
As myriad motes of light rush down the sky.
May morning-and the cool dew-silvered grass
Of Magdaleii meadows gleams beneath pale skies.
The High Street echoes as gay voices pass
To throng the stately bridge. Hushed are the cries.
I-Iigh from the tower, hint and clear, rings one
Sweet Pagan anthem to the rising sun.
From 'SO11 Readin 'A o Forever' H
BETTY LOU SNIDER
IT HAS always distressed me to see two hundred dollars, or
more, spent for a coffin that can do no earthly good. Least of all
will it help the corpse that is buried within. A thousand dollar
tombstone is inexpensive as tombstones gog and yet admiring
hordes do not troop to graveyards, here I think Mr. Ruskin
would agree with me, to gaze upon slabs of granite and marble
that are joys forever. It would be of greater benefit, and show
more respect for the intelligence of the clear departed one, to
spend the large sum of money, commonly used to cover the
cost of a decent burial, for a Worthy cause. The amount neces-
sary for any really good funeral would send any deserving young
person through college. I was Ruskin's disciple long before I
From "Marcel Proust, a Stud in Decadencen
P R OUST l S total omission of the moral will ftom his reckon-
ings, then, and his assumption that man's nature is a series of
movements and not a concentric pattern lie at the root of his
Similar ideas have been devastatingly current since the begin-
ning of the century. The old Gish in the social orders has gone,
and nothing has come to replace it. The old standards have
gone, and the old controls. The idea of a sentiment in an in-
dividual With which his acts will be consistent has gone, re-
placed by the gloomy tenets of naturalism. Faith in God has
gone, along wich Raith in oneself: Futility reigns.
Proust's success in being the spokesman of a decadent age, in
interpreting its weariness, its lack of selflconfidence, is undeni-
able.. His characters are amazingly true, although they lack a
central spring. I-lis artistic sincerity is passionate, although his
message is disillusionment.
His failure is the failure of a great writer who accepts his age
and interprets it, but fails to transcend it. We cannot forgive his
Eiilure, because his very devotion to art is in contradiction to his
thesis of fiitility. And our admiration for the perfection of his
study of a decadent generation must not hide ftom us the Elct
that he immersed himself in its current, and never rose above it.
Farewell to Caesar
fincident as in Shawls play, Caesar and Cleopatraj
fTlJe wharf at Alexandria. Caesar and Cleopatra 5-land aloof from tlae
lmsqle of embarleingj
"Thou,lt leave me then. The dawning day brings naught
To me but cheerless joy, a sunset dipped
In grey despair of termination. Oh love,
I-low dare you take from Cleopatra all
You brought to her, her lik, her very smiles,
And go away against her will? H
H 'Tis true,
Your woman's fancy, long intrigued by Caesar,
That name of mine,-though not by me-has sought
Too far for conquest to release with grace.
And I, whose honour holds but Rome, whose Rome
I-Iolds but my soul, I, the Caesar, fell.
I . . . one whose strength must die before your youth.
Not for tender spring, the frost of Eillf'
"I bid thee cease, nor will attend thy words!
You speak as he who seeketh selgexcusel H
"Not selfiexcuse, my love, I wish to clear
Those tears, so sweetly shed, from your eyes,
By telling you my planf'
"Wl1at plan? CGreat gods,
You will not take me then, away to RomePD
H QNO, my beauty, turn not Pale, thy Caesar,
For all his passion, knows thy hearty I would
Only bring all Rome for thee to lovef'
Cleo. N Cl.ove? Wlxat means the 1nan?D Y-you will return?
H QA11, no, l Pray thee, do 1'1Ot fear me solj
My Cleopatra, youth for youth is hound.
l leave thy arms quite Hesh for him I love
Nearest unto thee. Thou will accept
"You mean that you will send to me. .
Aye, to no one else. .N
'lThe young hero. . ?"
"Mark Anthony! H
ulvly love! lvly only Caesar! 'l
'4Farewell. Nor do ye tell him tales of Caesar
In his clotage. Truly do l know
Wliereof I aft. ln Egypt lies my soul,
To Rome my bocly goes. . . Think well of me.'
"The fool! As if I needed him. The young
Roman! . . Dark he is, they say, nor bald. . .
Oh, Caesar goes. I'l1 wave to him l guess."
NING L VING
HE end of its second year of existence finds that scarcely
reverent child of the lively arts of journalism, The
Scripture, promoted to the dignity of an institution.
For surely it can claim that dignity when faculty subscribers,
neglected on Nlonday, plaintively remark about said neglecft on
The Scripture in the First year of its life was entirely the prod-
ucft of the students. It was written, typed, CLIC into the stencils,
mimeographed, and punched together by ardent neophytes.
This year its printing processes passed into the capable hands
of the Saunders Studio Press. The paper sacrificed a close per-
sonal relationship to its student crew but gained in legibility
and in aesthetic appeal.
As the year progressed the weekly became the oflicial organ of
campus events. Dances, lecftures, and desert trips, anything that
might be reported in a dignified and leisurely fashion, found its
way into its pages. The strange disappearance of Kim, the ad-
vent of Ann Elizabeth Havens, and the browsing room fire
occurred much too suddenly for The S cri pture. Any thing that
had the temerity to happen between the Thursday morning
deadline and Moiiday morning without proper and authorita-
tive prognostication simply did not exist as News.
Such omissions were disturbing to the journalist but tended
to produce a paper less highly stylized and less restridfted in sub-
jecft than the conventional newspaper. This same lack of form-
ality made it possible to solicit all manner of literary contribu-
tions Hom Haculty and students, and thereby the paper gained
THE 's' SOCIETY
0 longer may disresperftlhl students refer to this noble
organization as the W.A.A. The W. has been omitted
by request and the Scripps College Athletic Associa-
tion takes up its task of promoting skinned knees, stiff muscles
and a plentinll Hind of enjoyment to be attained through
Hiendly competition on field and court.
It is a student organization which controls the athletic acftiv-
ities of the college. The governing council, advised by Nliss
VVood, is made up of ofhcers and sport managers. This year
the council has consisted of Eleanor Edwards as president for
the first semester and Etna Schweitzer for the secondg Barbara
Curran, Lindsay Towne, Ruth Stelle and I-Ielen Mears were
oflicers of the organization. The sports managers were Laurabel
Neville for basketball, Caroline I-Iarrison for tennisg Katherine
Lewis, golf 5 Erna Schweitzer, archeryg Betty Lewis, Orchesisg
Virginia Peery, riding and Betty Sloane, hockey. These met at
least once a month to discuss and plan current happenings. The
objecft of the Association is to foster a sports program which
will arouse interest in all quarters of the campus and which
may serve to bring out latent qualities of leadership in the in-
dividual. Various seasonal sportsare carried on as well as certain
others which last throughout the year. Each sport gives an
award to its most proficient participator. The highest award is
the block S jacket which designates membership in the S
Society. Only those girls who have found it possible to combine
leadership, scholarship, interest and proficiency in athletic ac-
tivities are eligible.
Perhaps as resume of the activities of the past year will best
give an impression of the Hincftion of the A.A.
In the E111 the famous team sports which one hears many a
delinquent senior bemoan, were introduced by basketball. En-
thusiasts gathered on the green in raiment begged, borrowed or
stolen. Four teams were chosen which competed with each other
fiom time to time. A very Sl1CCCSSHll match between two teams
composed of Scripps and Pomona students was played in the
Hockey replaced basket- S
ball the second semester
and was greeted with far
more interest than ever
before. For this we may
thank Mr. I-lavens for
his efforts in bringing to
Scripps the Pasadena Wanderers Club for a special game. So
much pleasure was derived, on the part of both faculty and
students that we have since had four practise games with this
group. Two teams chosen within the class have also had keen
competition during the season.
The archery class worked all year towards the National Tele-
graphic Meet held in the spring. The Hrst Friday in every month
a tournament was held, scores were recorded and from these the
competitors for the final meet were chosen. An invitation
tournament with Chaffee and Pomona was also given in the
Golf began in the Bill with a mixed two ball foursome with
Pomona. CWe hope you speak the languagelj A ladder tourn-
ament held the second semester determined the winner of the
ln dancing the classes have aimed toward Orchesis tryouts.
Orchesis is a name iven to Urou s who have fbrmed to develo
. 3 .D P . t . . . P
a common interest in creative and interpretive dancing. It is to
be found on many campuses in the United States. The Scripps
Orchesis, started by Miss Wood in 1930, has met with much
response Hom the girls interested in this activity. A special pro-
ram was resented b the rou in Ma .
3 P I Y g P Y - h -
Horse shows, one in each semester, composed of exhibitions
of gaited work, jumping and games have been a part of the
riding program. Also the Spur Club, which was started by Miss
Kelley in the first year of the Collegeis existence, to which all
riders belong, has sponsored long rides, moonlight, sunrise and
all-day, over the weekends.
An interclass tournament and the Santa Barbara Cup tourn-
ament have kept the tennis players busy. Faculty members,
who follow this sport have become accustomed to demands for
a game at any hour ftom six A.M. till dark, since spring fever
has taken over the college. Special matches were arranged with
Pomona which proved most enjoyable.
Last but not least, the student-faculty baseball games. Who
is apt to Rnrget the time when Miss Klett ran for three bases
with Mr. Havens at her heels, trying to explain, in a courteous
manner that she had hit a foul ball? Or Dr. Iaqua sliding onto
first, thereby knocking Chrissie's feet ftom under her? Ot Mr.
Darr, trying his best to stop the game before he lost his lead in
runs, by the oncoming darkness? Here indeed is true sport and
one can appreciate the sense of informality and friendly rela-
tionships between student and faculty which only the small
college allows. Weary players partook of tea, bread and un-
manageable marmalade in the commons after all baseball and
hockey competition games. The expense for these was met by
a collection taken up at each tea.
The annual sports day gave a summary of the year's work.
The sound of beating hooE, the twang of the bow string and
the thud of the bat conneeting with ball, all bespoke energy,
enthusiasm and activity. That dangerous gray cloud of inertia,
which would seem at times to threaten, receded forever under
such influences as these. Ac a campus luncheon, awards were
given, teams read, the names of the new oflicers of the Associa-
Obviously athletics are not an end in themselves in a college
community. They serve as a much needed relaxation, a form of
social recreation which lends balance to a somewhat confused
and crowded situation. Let this balance between sport and
study be cherished, then, in our lik on this campus.
e e 1
N February 16, I932, there was held in Balch Hall Aud-
itorium, the first meeting of the Franco-German Club,
the newest organization of the college. The club was
launched at the suggestion of Professor Cailletg its purpose is
the promotion of a better understanding and appreciation of
the two remarkably great cultures, the French and German.
Three students were elected from each language group to plan
the programs and to conduct the affairs of the club. Fritzi Mar-
tin, Anne Hopkins, Barbara Curran, Ruth Harrison, Margaret
Zaroodny, and Veronica Brunner Qwhose place was filled at the
end of the first semester by Nina Brownriggj comprised this
committee which met with the Enculty advisors, M. Caillet,
Miss Klett and Miss Galitzi once a month at luncheon. Fritzi
Martin presided at these luncheons and at the club gatherings.
The highlight of the First program was a skit written by Anne
Hopkins in which Emily Rose Scott, Ruth Stelle, Burton Green
and Monsieur Caillet himself participated. Other meetings in-
cluded a talk by Miss Klett on the Goethe centenary, and a
discussion by Dr. Eames of the opera Faust. The last meeting
had vacation as its theme, with the scenes laid on shipboard.
Cn the whole, the Franco-German Club has proved a most suc-
cessH1l undertaking. Ir has drawn together the language stu-
dents of' the campusg Hom sixty to one hundred persons have
attended its various meetings, and it has held their interest. It
has sponsored teas at which students were given the opportun-
ity of speaking French or German.
In the future, the club plans to manage the annual play of the
Foreign Language department, and will finance itself' from the
HE Polity Club which was established last year has be-
come one of the most important organizations in the
college. It is composed of upper-classmen interested in
Political and social questions, and Dr. Stephenson is its guard-
ian angel. It elects its members by vote, since its aim is one in
which only a limited number of students would be interested.
Other members of the faculty have been chosen as honorary
members and dignify the meetings with their Presence. Meni-
bership is not snatched away at the moment of graduation. It
is permanent, and a number of those who have passed beyond
the pale of dormitory life are still as faithhil as the under-
The club is Primarily a discussion group. The meetings are
held at the home of Dr. Stephenson and it has been whispered
by those who do not rightly understand the higher things of
lik that Mrs. Stephenson's reHeshments are the chief' reason
for the undying enthusiasm of the members.
NE of the early aims of the Student Body was the foun-
dation of' a vocational committee which would be a prac-
tical aid to Scripps students and graduates. The Voca-
tional Committee has been in existence since the third year of
the college, but this year its Progress has been dashing. As in
former years, the committee has brought to the college people
who could advise us about choosing our careers and landing
But we have become ambitious, and now our committee is
attempting Cand, we are told, succeedingj to find Positions
Har those who do not wish to waste the summer in idleness. The
zealous committee members under the direction of Ruth Stelle,
advised by Miss Crouch, have communicated with numberless
vocational bureaus and other useful places. Their present aim is
to establish Hrm connection with institutions which are inter-
ested in placing college graduates in suitable positions. Thus,
when business has recovered ftom its ills, people who have posi-
tions to give away will know they have only to write to Scripps.
HE Scripps student body has set as an ideal for its mem-
bers an interest in afhxirs outside of the college itself As
a token of this interest, this year found the student
body denying itself desserts twice a week that the Hinds might
be given to the relief of unemployed in Claremont. Ice cream
is sold on these sweetless nights, and the Proceeds which come
ftom this sale are also devoted to the unemployed fiind.
Qther methods of raising money have been devised, one
dormitory collects old clothes, while another indulges in food
sales. The halls have collecftion boxes in the oH'ices with eager
mouths slit for donations, and at the Senior vespers which were
held just before Thanksgiving, conducted by Ieannie McPher-
rin, a ftllld of money was contributed which went to the aid of
The scholarship Hind, an affair of helping our own students
and college, was the incentive for a dance in March. Tickets
for the evening were sold Eir and wide, and the number of
guests who attended was gratifying. Elaborate plans were made
for entertainment, including a skit and a dance number. Bar-
bara Brown and Marge Baker, clad in very authentic costumes,
gave a skit-dance of Mickey and Minnie Mouse which was
enthusiastically received. Margaret Williams and Margaret
Isenberg as tango dancers were also a special Heature.
Besides the money made Hom the sale of tickets, food was
sold during the evening, and cigarette girls passed through the
crowd with their trays. Proceeds from the evening netted the
Scholarship fund at least three hundred dollars. This sum was
added to the three hundred and sixty-eight dollars raised last
year by the group of Marlborough alumnae here. The Marl-
borough girls turned the money over to the student body this
year, on the condition that Hve hundred dollars or more be
added to it.
Other means of raising money for the worthy cause this year
have included the concert given by Miss Doris Kenyon and the
travel talk on the Orient by Mrs. Kellogg. Miss Kenyon pre-
sented a dance-drama program with interesting costumes and
folksongs, while Mrs. Kellogg showed her own personal mov-
ing pictures of a tour of the East, giving glimpses of things
not often seen in travel pictures.
Added to these sums, the Alumae aided the student body by
a lecture at Bridges Hall, at which they presented Dr. Millikan
Other years, Scripps has demonstrated its charitable spirit by
one large carnival held in the spring, which meant a great deal
of work for those in charge and their committees. It has been
proved this year that smaller events, and more of' them, are as
successful, and may be undertaken without the gargantuan
effort of transforming the whole campus into a Eur-grounds.
EDNESDAY nights in the dormitories mean a little
more careful grooming than usual for dinner, and
guests, and coffee in the living room afterward. For
Wediiesday is the night We enjoy the Presence of our proges-
sors at dinner in the halls.
Facing the faculty across a candle-lit dinner table is vastly
different ftom facing the faculty across the lecture tables in
barren classrooms. It is one of' the Privileges that we enjoy fiom
the intimacy of' a small college. There is something delightfully
informal about piloting a Professor into the dining room and
discovering his Potentialities for repartee. One need never fear
shop-talk, but rather acharming friendliness that makes further
classroom encounters more Pleasant.
Twice a year, belimre Christmas vacation and just before the
summer vacation begins, there are faculty dinners in the halls
which are very formal and most impressive. It is at these dinners
that our carefillly preserved "party mannersn are on display, and
we entertain our distinguished guests with all the formality of
full dress and special food.
TEA IN THE CONINIONS
OUR olclock . . . tea timel Although tea is served every
aRernoon in the commons room Hom three-thirty to
Five, not including Saturdays and Sundays, the afore-
mentioned hour seems to be the most Popular. Then it is that
Miss Lay begins to refill the cookie trays, and Miss Arnold
gets out more cups and saucers which she carehilly counts in
order to assure herself that there will be enough for the four
o'clock rush. YV hen lvlrs. Blaisdell serves tea, she is always to
be found brewing large Pots of suflicient strength Har the four
o'clock bustle. Ar this Eital hour on Mrs. Snider's tea days, she
is seen re-arranging the sugar and cream and lemon tray. for
these Havorings are always in great demand.
The institution of tea at Scripps was begun in the first years
of the college when tea was served in the Toll I-Iall browsing
room on Sunday afternoons. Later at the suggestion of Mrs.
CliHon, who was then Ellen Browning, house mother, tea was
served in the halls for the girls. Witlm the perfection of this sys-
tem, there was a rotation of tea-days, tea being served twice a
week, but once every two weeks in each hall. When the new
library was occupied, the old library rooms in Balch I-Iall were
left vacant. It was suggested that they be converted into com-
mons rooms in which tea could be enjoyed each aiernoon by
the Eiculty as well as the students. At this time is was hoped
that the art of pleasant conversation would be encouraged
through these teas. Since the commons teas have always been
extremely informal, students and faculty members have had
many opportunities to become better acquainted.
Tea is poured by the housemothers, Miss Lay, Miss Arnold,
Mrs. Blaisdell and Mrs. Snider on the First four days of the
week. Un Fridays the tea is managed by the students under
the supervision of Naiietta Head. Altogether the tea custom is
a pleasant one, with the attractions of refreshments, relaxation
and interesting conversation.
ORen celebrated visitors to the college have been induced to
enjoy a cup of tea among the students and have found it diffi-
cult to leave the charming atmosphere of the tea hour, which
atmosphere has been enhanced by the gracehil arrangements
of flowers by the housemother hostesscs.
The tea hours have served most efliciently as a common meet-
ing ground for all four halls. Wirli the campus divided as it is
in the dormitories, we have R-:lt a need of some room which was
definitely used by the student body as a whole, and where we
could be brought together, not for any special purpose, but
where we would become better acquainted with girls in other
halls. It is hoped that as time goes on, the commons room, with
the fire place will be utilized more for the evening meetings of
the various smaller clubs.
One of the most pleasant features of the commons teas is the
further opportunity it gives for students and faculty to meet
informally, and it has been known to be utilized as a place for
conducfting various business interviews, made more agreeable
by the hot tea and cookies. 1
HE sudden appearance in The Scripture one Week early
in the year, of a story announcing the imminence of a
song contest, set pianos strumming in the halls. Novem-
ber fourth was the date set for the thrilling clash over the Dr.
Atsatt, Ph. D., cup. This trophy was Won last year by Dorsey
I-lall, with their revival of "Hail, Scripps, Hail," and much to
the surprise of the student body, and Dorsey itself, was taken
by the same hall again this year, giving them permanent pos-
session of' the cup. The winning song this year was to the tune
of the Russian gypsy song "Dark Eyes" with original words by
members of the hall. Clark Hall was close in the competition
with their "Sagebrush Symphonyf' both the music and words
of this song being original.
Toll Hall had the honor of arousing faculty row to the point
of clapping their hands in rhythm of the Vicftory song, and
Ellen Browning's Scripps words to a modern Donaldson tune
were particularly catchy.
Having tested our song-power for ourselves, and Finding that
the contest made an enjoyable evening, later in November,
Scripps fostered a joint sing with Pomona. Songs of both col-
leges were sung, and we relished having an audience for the pet
folksongs which We had so recently entered in the contest. This
aHair was also Part of a movement started this year furthering
better relationships between the two colleges.
Scripps has been accused of not being able to sing. These even-
ings did much to destroy that impression, although members
of the faculty did not approve particularly of the choice of
songs toward the end of the joint sing!
Through the song contests, Scripps has collecfted a number of
charming songs, and We are indebted to Miss Atsatt for in-
stigating the custom and providing the much cherished cup.
HE dances this year were condudted on a scale designed
to save a certain amount of money Hom needless decora-
tions, which sum might be turned over to the fiind for
unemployed. But they were no less successhll for the decrease
in crepe paper and colored lights.
The social year of dances opened as is customary, with the
dance given by the Iunior class for their Freshmen sisters. This
informal is perhaps the most exciting one of the year, especially
for the Freshmen. It was followed by a student body informal
held on the Olive Court, the most romantic place for a dance
which the campus provides.
The Sophomore-Senior formal, held in Ellen Browning was a
distincft success, in spite of the date being Friday, the thir-
teenth of November. Colored lights and tall flowers were effec-
tive as decorations.
The Sophomore and Iunior classes combined this year and had
one dance instead of two class dances, that the money thus
saved might be added to the relief Hlfld. This event took place
on February sixth.
Of course the big dances of the year, the Christmas Garmal
just befbre Christmas vacation, and the Spring formal, held
this year just before Spring vacation, are looked forward to for
weeks before they occur, and talked of for weeks afterwards.
Excellent music made both of them most pleasant. The tea
dance is unique, and occurring on May fourteenth, helped the
Seniors to a little needed relaxation just before the fatal bac-
The grand Hnale Rat the Seniors was the Senior Ball held the
week before graduation. This is the dance of the year which
lasts until the mysterious hour of two in the morning, and
breakfast is served to the exhausted merry-makers by the oblig-
ing Sophomores. Interested members of the student body other
than Seniors could be seen looking on wistfillly as the dance
VERY year the desert calls and every year Scripps answers.
There is a wild scramble for sleeping bags and blue jeans,
and a general exodus for sage brush and camp fire. The
First trip of the year, given exclusively for upper classmen and
faculty, usually winds its way over the Cajon Pass to Visitor-
ville, and thence through Barstow to the famous Barstow Sin-
cline. Yvhen the First car gets stuck in the sand it is lunch time.
Then comes the trek up the dry river bed to the familiar camp
site, and preparations are made for a night under the stars.
After steaks, fiied in onions by the doughty Chester, a big
bonHre is built and the group gathers around to toast marsh-
mallows and sing. With the coming of cold desert winds the
gathering breaks up to spend a night of more or less comHJrt-
able sleep, deep in heavy blankets and not a little sand.
Freshmen are introduced to the charms of starlit nights and
sunburned days under Miss Atsatt's supervision. Thousand
Palms, Quail Springs and Wliite Creek see bands of dusty
Scrippsites. Many a horn-toad has taken a fearful journey in a
cookie box, only to land in the Manana Court, as a Freshman
uprojecftwg and many a desert bug has found himself hastily
i'colle6ted" into a pocket handkerchief:
There is an irresistible charm about "clearing out" for a week-
end, and once a rumor is abroad that Miss Atsatt is contemplat-
ing another expedition, there is an eager group at her heels for
whom sunburnt noses and tarantulas hold no fears. Headed by
Miss Atsatt, they form that illustrious band of explorers who
mysteriously disappear for a week-end, only to return on Sun-
day night, wearier, dustier and more enthusiastic than ever.
BEACH DAY -
HIS year instead of Snow Day, freak weather permitted
us an unfortgettable Beach Day. Red busses Hlled with
a pajama-clad student body chugged their way to La-
guna Beach. All day we swam, burned, ate hamburgers,
Played base ball, built sandpiles and enjoyed ourselves. Wlieii
the sun finally set and the busses Hlled again and started their
homeward journey therexwas a unanimous vote that Beach Day
might come to be anotherscripps tradition for aHer all, it's im-
possible to get a tan in a snow drift and there is something lazy
and delightful about a day on the beach that the snow-covered
mountains Eiil to provide. '
AY feces and Christmas pageants have become tradi-
tions at Scripps. Each year, following the formal Elc-
ulty dinners in the halls before Christmas vacation,
guests and students Rmrm lines and march to the inner court of
Toll Hall to the strains of Adeste Fideles. Lighted candles
make the Procession one of the most attradtive spectacles seen
on the campus. When che patio in Toll is reached, a Pageant
picture is presented, with music by the choir. Last year the
representation of an old Painting was so successful, the idea
was repeated this year. A scene depicting the Virgin and Child
was shown in the dimly lit court, giving an atmosphere of the
Christmas season. Following the pageant, the group adjourned
to the Toll I-Iall living room where the favorite Christmas
hymns were sung, accompanied by Dr. Eames.
Later in the year, the May Pete strikes an entirely dififitrent
note. Early in the morning of May first, the campus bustled
with acftivity. Freshmen in dangerous looking costumes were
hastily scampering here and there across the lawns, and the last
finishing touches had to be done to the properties.
This is the first time in its existence that the Freshman class
had an opportunity to prove to the student body its talents
and ingenuity. And the class of 1935 proved itself well worthy.
The motif chosen thisyear was Russian, quite a contrast to the
Greek, English and Chinese themes which had been presented
before. Showing an interest in the Russian experiment, the class
portrayed the plight of the pre-revolution peasant and his hope-
lessness. Religion fails to save him from the clutches of ignor-
ance, and he turns to the New Russia for aid. Authentic Rus-
sian Hulk music was used in the fete, with Mary Elinor Baird in
The idea was originated by a group consisting of Patricia Grey,
Barbara Bellamy, Elsa Marstoii, Peggy Elms, Ieannette Wil-
liams, lean Stewart, Betty Mosier, Claire Tetleman, Betty
Reynolds and Dorothy Donaldson.
Faculty for "breakfast guests" is a unique feature which fol-
lows the May Fetes. This year, May Hrst conveniently falling
on Sunday, the morning was pleasantly social. May Fetes of
preceding years were discussed and compared, and the present
Freshmen were unanimously awarded "Distinction" in giving
ACH year sees the college improved and developed
through gifts from friends or from the general building
and landscaping HlI'ldS. This year, giHs amounting to
twenty-Hve thousand dollars were received ftom three women
who have been closely associated with the college. Mrs. Fred
l-l. Bixby, new member of the Trustees gave a sum of five
thousand toward scholarship endowment and Miss Scripps
gave ten thousand to the same Hind. From the estate of the late
Mrs. Eldridge M. Fowler, who is remembered as one of the
most active of the Board of Trustees and Honorary Alumnae,
the college received ten thousand dollars with no stipulation as
to its use.
A unique gift came in the form of rare and valuable art work,
an accurate reproduction of the sacristy of Santa Maria Delle
Grazia' of Milan Cathedral. This was given by Mrs. Van. S.
Merle-Smith, daughter of Mrs. Fowler. It is not on display at
the college this year, due to the lack of a suitable building in
which it can be placed.
Trees are a beautifiil addition to any college campus, and this
year saw the Scripps campus increasing its woods. The Senior
class gave as its giR to the school a grove of liquid amber and
sycamore trees planted to the south of Dorsey I-lall. The library
acquired a stately row of cypress trees around the front steps
which add dignity to the building.
The most striking addition to the trees on the campus is the
group of Olive trees which have been planted between the
library and Clark Hall. These four H111 grown trees appeared
rather suddenly in one day and were transplanted into deep
holes that had been the hazard of' the vicinity for aweek. Wlmeii
the students recovered fifom the shock of finding four huge
trees mysteriously growing in strange places, it was explained
that they were a gift to the school ftom Mr. and Mrs. el-larvey
Nichols of' Pomona.
The library received a giH of eight books fiom Mr. Von Her-
tig, vice-consul of San Francisco, dealing with political and
historical events in Germany since 1871 . These are most inter-
esting to us since the culture of' that country forms a large part
of' our language department studies.
THE OLIVE TREES ENROUTE
HE First Class is no longer the First Class. It is the
Alumnae Body of which Scripps is duly Proud, and on
the members of which we keep a watchfiil eye lest
they stray too far ftom the Alma Mater. And they have dem-
onstrated their interest in the college by sponsoring a lecture
this spring in Bridges auditorium by Robert lvfillikan, the pro-
ceeds of which they presented to the Scholarship Fund.
Majorie McGee is president of the Alumnae Association
which each month circulates a report, including an informal
letter by some member of the Qculty, to keep the alumna: in-
formed of aflairs that take Place within the cloistered walls.
They have even appointed a committee on the State of the
As we expecfted, the number who have married in the Past
year is not small. Ellen Clark, Elizabeth Ellen Long, Frankie
Fisher, I-lelen Norton, Evanna Wiclierski and Louise West are
those who have now taken up the art 'of home-making, which
Mrs. Sait taught them so careliilly last year.
Four of the members of the class of '3 1 have returned to Clare-
mont and environs and are continuing graduate work. Dorothy
Adams, Frances McCombs, Nathalie Webb and Elizabeth
Zilles are the ones We see most oRen, though Ida did take time
off from her social work to visit once in a while before she went
East in February.
Caroline Comstock drives out occasionally, as does Margaret
Storkelwho is busy with her studio in Santa Barbara. Ruth Mc-
Cleneghan and Helen HoeEr are living together in Pasadena,
while Ruth does laboratory work at the Pasadena Hospital.
Elizabeth Paull is working with her father. Nfargaret Rae is
working in Phoenix, and Nlary Fischer is secretary to the
Y.W.C.A. at Clarinda, Iowa.
A number of the class are continuing their scholastic endeav-
ors in the Easwtg Caroline Bennett at Columbia, Wii1iH'ed Rey-
lick at the Marta Oatman School in New York, and Eunice
Hatch at the University of Nlichigan. We heard that Ada
Watkiiis is teaching patients to sew in a hospital in New Iersey.
Although Marty Shirk began the year teaching, she returned
second semester to take more work in literature here in Clare-
mont. Elizabeth Hobbs in Redlands is the one who is now being
pedagogical for the class.
Next year the Alumna: body will increase with another class,
and will soon be a strong influence in guiding the college.
1931 SENIOR GARDEN PARTY
DORSEY HALL LIVING RO
ENIORS! It seems that we are Seniors. Graduations, like
weddings and funerals, are unavoidable, and since Dr.
Alexander's happy idea of graduating us on the install-
ment plan does not appear feasible, we shall all be dumped at
once on an unsuspeeting world. If we could be quietly let loose
in the depths of African jungle or on a lone promontory of
Tiera del Fuego, we should be, perhaps, less noxious. But here
we are feeling ever so important, and what can we do but talk
about ourselves. We are, after all, the second graduating class,
and we have leht a few traces of our presence in removing the
new look from the antiques, dropping ink on rugs, and contrib-
uting a few gray hairs to our estimable professors. Possibly they
will sigh when we depart-with relief
Since the E111 of 1928, when we arrived in clouds of dust and
flies, with a gangling, callow, eager aspect, untroubled by our
later wisdom, we have seen steam shovels, house mothers, con-
freres, "skunks," trees, even a professor of two, come and go.
We have battled with metaphysical problems, and fi-om Fresh-
man philosophy class these symposia were continued in the
deepest recesses of Clark I-Iall. Not much bothered by the pres-
ent alumnae, the first class, we settled down, at length, to a
little correlation and cramming and culture. My, how we cor-
related contrapuntal music, the American frontier, Isaiah, and
artificial parthenogenesis of the sea-urchin and his friends.
With sobs and tears we sorted out those of the largest size to
brave the rigors of the Sophomore year. We lost some Tonies
and Kays but came back with the happy prospecft of annoying
new Freshmen. These young things were started out properly
attending classes in Balch Hall, clad decorously in all that could
be desired in the way of daytime apparel, notably black stock-
ings and green ribbons. Ellen Browning Hall added to the im-
pression that Scripps was now a college. All we needed was a
fourth class and Dorsey Hall to complete it.
Cur Iunior year saw another devastating inroad on our popula-
tion, and we lost Bookie and Mollie. But Bookie is with us in
spirit and may return soon with her small daughter to visit, and
Mollie is back this year going about her business as efliciently
as ever. In spite of these voids, as Iuniors we found ourselves
building a bonfire to impress the other classes and we were feel-
ing a little cocky about being upper classman in a whole college
and free to have other interests than that of passing compre-
hensives. Being a Iunior has much of the same allure as being
a Freshman. It has a peculiar experimental interest and is less
diffiisely cultural than the pursuits of' a Sophomore.
We diverged in major interests as we had parted Hom Clark
Hall to other regions at the end of our Freshman year. Extra-
curricular activity also had become by this time a considerable
factor in our lives, though We had always moved fill'I1lELll'C for
dances. The Scripture with Frannie and Peg was launched on
its early mimeographed career. The Siddons Club gave admir-
able promise and Nell and Chemmie produced puppet shows
all their own. The Polity Club, with Iune and Ieannie as ener-
getic members prospered, and some of our pinker contempor-
aries started an L.l.D. discussion group, with Ianie becoming
pinker and Finally going to Russia to investigate. Student gov-
ernment got in occasional jams until all was made beautifully
lucid by a Forum on the subject, for which we were all aroused.
Now we are older, we think with much yearning of our care-
Hee youth when we didn't have to bother our little heads about
such things as baccalaureates and graduation, when we could
sit quietly and blink like a toad at the grim realities. But then,
as Seniors, we have attained the pernicious habit of tea in the
commons, blessed with the presence of Mr. Appleton as guid-
ing spirit. Iune as the president of our student body has got us
saE:ly through the Fifth year of the college, and Ieannie with
dilhculty, has herded us to class meetings and found us a pecu-
liarly intractable group.
We have always been a class of individuality. Wlletller we
were 'gconditionedn that way by our long months alone as
Freshmen in Clark I-Iall, or whether we M ust grewl' like Topsy,
is hard to determine. Perhaps we Heel that there is something
almost as distinguishing about belonging to the Second Class
as there is to the First Class. For we have always been the class
for experimentation. When a method did not work as it should
with the First Class, we were the ones who bore the brunt of
seeing what would work.
ln spite of being a group of distinctly different individuals,
we have worked together as a unit with greatest ease when the
occasion demanded. We recall the nights we spent huddled to-
gether over the coflte cups in the Clark I'-lall browsing room.
And the grand co-operation we displayed when called upon to
entertain the awe-inspiring Sophomore Class with a May Feteg
the great ease with which, in a compact body accompanied by
dishpans and trumpets, we woke the whole campus that they
might know we had a bonhre.
We have laid our foundation. Now at graduation we realize
what the word Commencement really means. Wlmeii we meet
for the last time as a class in caps and gowns, receive degrees,
and realize we have become Alumnae, we will bear with us a
deep sense of regret that these years are over, and a deeper
appreciation of all that we have gained here.
NIABEL FRANCES BELL IANE BRANDENSTEIN
Pasadena, Califbmia San Francisco, Califbrnia
BARBARA IVIACKENZIE BROXVN FLORENCE SOPHIA BRONVNRIDGE
Lax Angeles, Califbmia Santa Ana, Califbrnia
NINA NEVADA BRONVNRIGG FRANCES LOUISE CARR
Glendora, Califbrnia Los Angeles, Califmrnia
NIOLLIE BROOKE CLYDE HELEN IVIAY CONISTOCK
Santa Barbara, Califbrnia Pasadena, Califbrnia
NINA VIRGINIA CORKHILL
Los Angeles, Califbrnia
Los Angeles, Califnrnia
HENRIETTA LOUISE GREEN
San Diego, California
IHARY VIRGINIA HOLLAND
Brentwood Fleigbts, California
Santa Monica, California
BOBBE LEE SYBIL IRENE MITCHELL
San Illateo, Califnrnia Pomona, Califbrnia
JEANETTE MCPHERRIN EMILIE NIADELEINE PAULL
Denver, Colorado Palos Verdes Eafiates, Califzrnia
KATHLEEN RIDER NIARIORIE IWONETA ROMANS
Los Angeles, California Loveland, Colorado
ERN.-X G. SCI-IXVEITZER CAROLYN FRANCES VVESCOTT
Long Beach, California P Santa Illonica, California
Y i 4, , ,
Santa Illonica, Califzrnia
ELLEN NIORTON VVILLIANIS
Los Angeles, California
FLORENCE HUNE XVI-IITE
ANNE ARUNDEI. HOPKINS
Lefi school secona' semefier:
CHRISTINE POMEROY BROOKE
I 6 I
VVood engraved flontispiece con-
tributed by Paul Landacre
Printed by Bruce McCalliSter
Los Angeles, Califbrnia
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