Sweet Briar College - Briar Patch Yearbook (Sweet Briar, VA)

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5WEET BRIAR COLLEGE I 3 2449 0297402 3 m I I " 571.805 i n PRESENTED TO THE LIBRARY OF SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE %6 4 - % 1 " I. ' l .JVTlr MlW, 1 u b 1 1 5 k e d bytk uuaior L uaior L lass Mi cW UridT Lo lira! ! ' „ MP briar patch A oreword TT TE, the Junior Class of yy Sweet Briar College, publish this annual with the sincere hope that it may adequately express our love and admiration for the classes which have preceded us. JfY who stand upon the verge of a new era in her his- tory recognize what their un- tiring efforts have meant to our Alma Mater. We have endeavored to shore in these pages not only our grateful recollection of their work, but our confidence that the prog- ress of the future will fully re- ward them for their labors in the past. The Editors. BRIAR PATCH =: Co jflarp I. Ecnrtiict 3n lobing anb grateful arknotolcbgmcnt of tier pears of scrnirc and msptras rion at ;§ tocct Briar, toe bebitatc tl)is annual BRIAR PATCH Boarti of Btrcctors Right Rev. A. M. Randolph, LL. D.. D. C. I President NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Mr. N. C. Manson, Jr Chairman of Executive Committee LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Rev. Arthur P. Gray Secretary LAWRENCEVILLE. VIRGINIA Judge Legh R. Watts PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA Rev. Carl E. Grammer. S. T. D. philadelphia, pennsylvania Mr. Fergus Reid norfolk, virginia Mr. Charles E. Heald LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA % % ft ft ft : ft % BHIAR PATCH Officers of instruction an ministration KM I I.IK W. McVEA A. B. and A. M.. George Washington University; I.itt. 1).. University of Cincinnati President MARY HARLEY M. 1).. Woman ' s Medical College of the New York Infirmary Physician to the College and Professor of Physiology and Hygiene CLEMENT T. GOODE A. B., Wake Forest College, North Carolina; A. M.. Harvard Associate Professor of English THOMAS DEANE LEWIS Graduate of William and Mary College and of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of Virginia Professor of Biblical Literature and Chaplain to the College EUGENIE M. MORENUS A. li. and A. M.. Vassal- College Associate Professor of Mathematics HELEN K. YOUNG Pupil of Teichmiiller in Leipzig for five years, of Schreek. and of other German and American musicians Director of Music VIRGINIA RANDALL M LAWS Student in the Charcoal Club of Baltimore; student and teacher in the New York School of Art; pupil of Henry Caro-Delvaille, Paris Director of Art 7 BBIAB PATCH CAROLINE LAMBERT SPARROW A. B., Woman ' s College of Baltimore; A. M., Cornell University Associate Professor of History NORAH BLANDING FRASER A. B.. Cornell University Associate Professor of Latin RUTH B. HOWLAND Ph. B. and Ph. M., Syracuse University Associate Professor of Biology LEONORA NEUFFER A. B. and Ph. D., University of Cincinnati Associate Professor of Chemistry HUGH S. WORTHINGTON A. B. and A. M., University of Virginia Associate Professor of Modern Languages MRS. H. N. HILLS A. B„ Wellesley College Principal of the Academy MARY SEARLE A. B., Wellesley College Instructor in Mathematics CAROLINE HILL CRAWFORD B. M.. Syracuse University Instructor in J ' ocal Music ALANETTE BARTLETT B. S. and A. M., Columbia University Instructor in French BRIAR PATCH ANNA WARWICK KUTZNER A. B., Vassar College Instructor in German JOSEPHINE SIMRALL A. B.. W ellesley College Instructor in Psychology and English CHARLOTTE KENDALL HULL Graduate of Chicago Musical College; pupil of Viardot in Paris and of Sevcik in Prague and Vienna Instructor in Violin CLAUDINE HUTTER Pupil of Miss Young at Sweet Briar, and of Teichmiiller in Leipzig for two years Instructor in Piano ELIZABETH PRYOR B. S., Iowa State College Instructor in Domestic Science JOSEPHINE GUION B. A., Wellesley College; graduate of the Wellesley School of Hygiene Instructor in Physical Training FRANCES W. HADLEY A. B., Mount Holyoke College Instructor in English ETTA MAY SCHWEIS A. B. and A. M., Columbia University Instructor in Modern Languages BRIAR PATCH EMMA FISK A. B.. Wellesley College Instructor in Biology NANNIE F. TIMBERLAKE Mary Baldwin Seminary Instructor in Latin MARIA COLLINS A. B., University of Cincinnati; A. M.. Radcliffe College WILLIAM BLAND DEW Treasurer and Business Manager FANNIE T. CARROLL Superintendent of the Housekeeping Department MARION " LATIMER PEELE Secretary to the President JESSIE BROWN Librarian BfUAB PATCH piimmm-MM umummssosmhs m mm u ummi Daisy Williams BRIAR PATCH extract Jrom W itt of Unfciana tfltttfytx Williams The said corporation shall with suitable dispatch establish and shall maintain and carry on upon the said plantation a school or seminary, to be known as the " Sweet Briar Institute. " for the education of white girls and young women. It shall be the general scope and object of the school to impart to its students such education in sound learning, and such physical, moral, and religious training as shall, in the judgment of the directors, best lit them to be useful members of society. The personal property herein given shall be kept inviolate as an endowment fund, which shall be invested and reinvested by the corporation, and of which the income only shall be used for the support and maintenance of the school; but the corporation shall have the power to expend a part of the principal in erecting and equipping such buildings and making such improvements upon the said plantation as the directors may deem expedient and proper for the use of the school. I desire that the school shall be made self-supporting, so far as practicable, but it is my hope that the board of directors may be able, from the income placed at their disposal, to establish free scholarships, affording tuition and maintenance for a limited number of deserving students, which scholarships shall be awar ded under such rules and regulations as the board may prescribe. The foregoing devise and bequests are made upon the condition that the said corporation shall keep in repair and in good order the cemetery on Monument Hill forever. This bequest, devise, and foundation are made in fulfillment of my own desire, and of the especial request of my late husband. James Henry Williams, solemnly conveyed to me by his last will and testament for the establishment of a perpetual memorial of our deceased daughter. Daisy Williams. BRIAR PATCH Cfnrtp i rars 3go A I TREFOIS j ' etais jeune, alors j ' etais gai comme vuus. " I was looking 2 _ through Daisy Williams ' trunk, and had opened her little French grammar at these words. It was only a model French sentence illustrating the use of the adverbs " autrefois " and " alors, " but it seemed as if the gentle child of long ago were speaking to me. Now she was at rest, but her short life had made it possible for many gay young people to be happy at her beloved Sweet Briar. Every one interested in our college of course wants to know about the Williams family, and especially about Daisy. The object of this article is not to give any connected story of the family, but only a few little incidents and anecdotes which may make the founders of our college seem real to us. My chief sources of informa- tion are Daisy ' s own diary, written in 1882, when she was fourteen years old. and " Uncle " Logan, an old negro who worked many years for the Williamses and was greatly loved by Daisy. Mr. and Mrs. Williams and Daisy were accustomed to spend the winters in New York, mucli to Daisy ' s sorrow, for she did not like to be away long from Sweet Briar. Daisy, in her diary on January 7. 1882, tells of one of these trips. Journeys to Amherst were not of trifling moment then. She says: " We got up at 3 o ' clock and put on the kettle in our room to make the coffee. We ate some chicken and bread and butter in the tea room. We left the dishes on the table without washing them. We put out the fire with snow, and started at half past four. The carriage came riujht up to the steps. Mamma slipped getting in the carriage. Molly warmed some bricks, which kept our feet warm in the carriage. It was a long, disagreeable ride, which I never will forget. The snow was very dee]), the moon shone part of the time, the wagon went in front. We took five trunks. We reached the depot for the 6:23 train. The Harp went yesterday: the express was .$10. (SO. We traveled all day. I did not eat anything. We reached New York at quarter to ten. took a private carriage to the Fifth Avenue Hotel, and had supper. " The next day she wrote: " We sat in the parlors in the afternoon. They are very elegant; the furni- ture is pink satin. There are beautiful, large mirrors. Papa bought an illustrated London News. It had a colored picture. " One hardly connects the quiet little girl of long ago with Hurler ' s candy, but on February 11 Daisy writes: " ... we walked to Hurler ' s and sot a nice BRIAR PATCH box of candy, " and again, on March 13: " Mamma and I walked out. We bought some taffy from Huyler ' s. I put my hair in papers to curl it last night. " I think what Daisy enjoyed most in New York were the concerts she heard. On March 2 she writes: " Mamma and 1 went to Chickering Hall to the first of Miss Maud Morgan ' s and Mr. Morgan ' s Harp and organ concerts. We enjoyed ourselves very much. " She kept all the programs of these recitals, and sometimes marked a special number. Music evidently was a vital part of her life, and her harp seemed almost sacred to her. Whenever she mentions the word it is always spelled with a capita] letter, and in the back of her diary is copied this quotation: " Observe a due proportion in all things; avoid excessive joy. as well as complaining grief, and seek to keep thy soul in tune and harmony like a well-toned ' Harp. ' Pythagoras. 530 15. C. " One feels as if this were truly her philosophy. But all of Daisy ' s good times were not confined to concerts. On March " J. " ) she writes: " Mamma and I went to Barnum ' s Circus in the afternoon. We had reserved seats. It was very interesting. We saw the Chinese dwarf, the Zulus, the wild men of Borneo, and other curiosities. There was a drove of l ' l elephants and a little baby elephant. " In the back of her diary is jotted down a little note it propos of the deeds of a certain young lady of her own age. by name Estelle Smith, who paid the Williamses an unexpected visit: " Broke slate. doll ' s head. heels of shoes. Easter egg. Lost key of paint box. Broke piano. Rubbed paint oft doll. Cut the- hair " rii trois jours. " This little memorandum shows thai however she sought for the unruffled, philo- sophic calm, like a normal child she resented the vandalism of her friend. On March 1 . " she writes: " A letter came from Uncle Sing | Mrs. Williams ' brother]. He says the daffodils .and apricots are in bloom. I wish I was there. " She lined the country, and wanted to go home, so on April 21 " Uncle Sing " took her back to Sweet Briar. On the 20th she writes: " Papa bought me a nice trunk, with Daisy W. on it. and a little Canary bird, which I have named Don Roderisjo 15 BRIAR PATCH from The C ' id which I am reading. " This trunk is still at Sweet Briar, and stands surrounded by huge wardrobe and innovation trunks, which make it look like a pigmy. One can well understand how people in those days traveled with five trunks. On the inside of the lid is a colored picture of Castle Bruen, and pasted on the top of the tray are pictures of charming Japanese ladies and luscious bunches of grapes which must have delighted the fourteen-year-old child. Perhaps the things Daisy loved most after her music were Mowers. " Uncle " Logan said that often and often " Miss Daisy. " on Bounce, her pony, had ridden with him to Kentucky Pasture, where he went to salt the cattle. She would spend the day gathering wild flowers, which she would take home and plant in the garden. Daisy had her way in almost everything. Logan said: " I alius use ' to try to pacify her and Mrs. Williams. Mr. Williams dun tole me when he ' gaged me: ' Now, Logan, you do jest what they want. I don ' t ker what. " One day Daisy came to the field where Logan was superintending the wheat cutting and said she wanted him to go with her to get some flowers. No sooner said than done; all the workers were dismissed, and Logan went with " Miss Daisy " to get flowers. Another time Mr. Williams scolded Logan sharply for making the ice pond so shallow. He thought it should he at .least six feet deep, but when he found that Daisy had ordered it three feet deep no more words were said about it. Every other Friday Daisy, mounted on Bounce, went with Logan to collect the rents from the tenants. Her father had had a pocket made in her saddle to hold the money. She loved to be with Logan, and enjoyed playing with his children and helping his daughter to milk the cows. Her chickens were very near her heart, and when a mink killed some of them it was a real sorrow to her. Logan said, with great pride, that none of the cattle had ever been lost in the mountains except a half dozen slice]), and then " Miss Daisy cried and cried. " Mrs. Williams was evidently a calm and self-contained woman, or. as " Uncle " Logan expressed it. " If things went ' gainst her or fer her hit were all right. " She was small, weighing, according to Daisy ' s diary. 187 pounds. She was often dressed in a " dirt-colored " silk. Mrs. Williams and her sister. Mrs. Mosby, were devoted to their father. Mr. Fletcher, and after his death made it a custom to go to the monu- ments to carry cake and wine to his grave, much as we would carry flowers now. Mr. Sidney Fletcher, Mrs. Williams ' brother, was very much loved by Daisy and the rest of the connection, hut her other brother, Lucian, seems to have been feared. He had had " tough luck. " Logan said, all of his belongings being burned 16 BBIAR ' CM up. He came one night to Sweet Briar. The Williamses were away, so lit- asked Logan to go with him to Mrs. Mosby ' s at Mount St. Angelo. There Mr. Lucian Fletcher told of his hard luck and asked his sister for some money. She gave him a shot bag with a handful of coppers in it. He looked at them for a moment, then threw them disdainfully on the floor, and. turning on his heel, left the house. Per- haps Mrs. Mosby felt that already he had had money enough, for. besides running through his own fortune, whenever lie needed anything he went to " Tuseulum. " Mr. Sidney Fletcher ' s place, and took it. If he wanted a horse he opened the stable and led it out; if a ham. he broke open the smokehouse and carried a nice shoulder away. He was a big man. and something of a fighter, so no one cared to stand in his way. " Uncle " Logan is fully convinced that there is hidden gold at Sweet Briar. One night, after both Daisy ' s and Mr. Williams ' death, Mrs. Williams asked Logan to go with her to the big pine tree which is situated on the hill across the lake. Sin carried two tin boxes with her. and she and Logan carefully buried them. No one has ever seen those boxes from that day to this. There is just one more quotation I want to add from Daisy ' s diary, so that when we enjoy the delightful spring days at Sweet Briar we can think of her and her love of this place and its surroundings: " May 3. The most beautiful day 1 most ever saw. The mountains are clear and deep blue, and the air is sweet with mock orange. ' ' " Uncle " Logan said to me: " Chile, you come to see me sum Sunday when 1 ain ' t got nothin ' to do and I ' ll set all day and tell you bout Miss Daisy and the Williamses so you kin write a great big book bout em. There ' s a heap to tell. " Unfortunately it was not " Sunday. " and only a few extracts from that " great big- book " of the future can be given here. I hope that some one will soon devote a great many " Sundays " to the pleasant task of editing " Uncle " Logan ' s garrulous memoirs. BRIAR patch s torrt Briar f|ouse Ij X tlie late seventies and early eighties of the last century one of the family homes of Amherst County. Virginia, formed a center of the cultured, pleasant, country life which is almost a synonym for the -)! M Old Dominion. There a Mr. and Mrs. James H. Williams, widely read and widely trayeled. gathered about them at Sweet Briar and Lynchburg lovers of literature and lovers of music. There their cherished and only child was horn, and there, amidst stately woodlands and broad fields sheltered by low-lying hills, she lived out a life pathetically short, but a life which was destined to have a rebirth in the college founded in her honor, and thus to become a permanent factor in the educational life of the country and in the intellectual and moral development of thousands of women. The old home, sunk into decay during the long, lonely years of sorrow, has been restored. About it stands the century-old box; the spruce, the yew. and the magnolia keep green the thought of the child of long ago who played beneath their branches. On an eminence the buildings of the college, now more than twelve in number, command a view of fields and woodlands sheltered by the hills of the Blue Ridge. Tin- campus of three thousand acres is unsurpassed by that of any other place of learning. The will of Indiana Fletcher Williams provided simply that all her properties should be placed in the hands of trustees for the purpose of founding an institution, the general scope and object of which should be " to impart to the stu- dents such education and sound learning and such physical, moral, and religious training as shall, in the judgment of the directors, best fit them to be useful members of society. " According to her wish and that of her late husband, the college was to be a perpetual memorial to Maria Augusta Williams, affectionately called Daisy by her family and friends. No gift could have been freer from coercion in regard to its educational policy. Although three of the original four of the trustees were Episcopal clergymen, the directors at their first meeting determined that the institution should, as they expressed it, be " untrammeled by denominational control, " and that it should not only give to its students the training in sound learning offered by such colleges as Vassar, Wellesley, Smith, and Bryn Mawr. but should also so shape the curriculum that college training should not he divorced from life, that the courses offered should IS BRIAR PATCH clarify and interpret the individual and social life of women. Thus, in its earliesi statement of educational policy. Sweet Briar anticipated the best thought of to-day on the relation of all education of life. The first decade of the history of the college has been spent in developing the physical plant, that is. completing the necessary buildings and re-creating from worn-out farm lands a source of small endowment, and in fixing standards. The .secondary schools of our country, particularly in the South, where money has been scant and where a double system of schools imposes a heavy burden, have not always been able to meet the demands of the college in the matter of preparation. Sweet Briar, like other colleges, has had to contend with the difficulties of inadequate preparation on the part of the students. The institution, with its wonderful campus, its outdoor life, its ideal climate, has a distinct charm, which drew to it students in large numbers. It was difficult to resist the popular demand for low-admission standards and easy courses, hut it has been done. Through patience, hard work, and high purpose on the part of the faculty and the former President, Dr. Mary K. Benedict, the college has been placed on a firm basis of sound endeavor and good scholarship. In the past ten years Sweet Briar has steadily advanced its standards and strengthened its curriculum. To-day its degree is a hard-won honor; its gradu- ates are influential as teachers and as graduate students of Cornell. Columbia, Johns Hopkins, etc. Sweet Briar College stands at the beginning of a new decade. The work of the past has been to establish; the work of the future must be to enlarge. Its curricu- lum, though high, has been inelastic. It has been able to realize one part of the program laid down by its directors; it remains now to carry out the other part, to enrich the curriculum, to relate it more closely to the needs of our complex modern life, to bring the college into firm and vital relationship with educational and com- munity centers. The physical isolation of most of our smaller women ' s colleges, makes the problem of educational and community cooperation more difficult for them than for others of the larger institutions, but to-day the demand of community and educational responsibility is imperative upon private foundations as well as upon state-supported institutions. This responsibility entails the training of stu- dents, too. in political and social science, in the problems of housing, in the needs of cities and rural communities, m the laws controlling the activities of the schools and of homes. It demands from the faculties not only teaching of a high order, but also research, production, and extension work. No one person can enter into 19 PATCH all aspects of the life of the modern community, but the higher education lays an obligation upon each member of the faculty to do some part through investigation, or through active personal participation, to make himself a necessary part of the institution and of the community. Such universities as Wisconsin have issued a call to the service of the state, to which no college can fail to hearken. Nowhere is this service more needed than in the South. Never before has tin- South been more keenly alive to its educational needs and to its ability to contribute materially and spiritually to the life of the nation through the re-creation of its rural and agricultural life. To this end it needs leaders, both men and women, who will understand its possibilities, sympathize with its aspirations, and have the sound judgment and trained minds to best direct its energies. Such a college as Sweet Briar, drawing its students as it does from every part of the country, can do much, not only to turn the minds of its students to the needs of the community, but also to the meaning of the larger nationalism, free from prejudice, free from sexualism. a nationalism which should be the possession of the educated mind and heart. Emilie M: McVea. : % BRIAR PATCH C1)r Jirst Cm J)rars of mt Briar Sweet Briar College opened on Septembei 27, this number was small i1 was a great beginning, and deeply indebted to them, for they were the pioneers of a college without am ideals or customs and entireh with thirty-six students. Though ve who K« k back on the early .lays are lur college history. Think of beginning unfamiliar surroundings. The college consisted of the Refectory, Carson, Gray, and the Academic Building. There were ihapel and no gym, but they used our present library for a chapel and the English room for the library. Sine., the number of students was so small there was no need for a large faculty and administrative force. Among the fevi who have been at Sweet Briar since its founding are Mr. Dew, Dr. Harley, and -Miss Carroll. The most significant fact about the whole beginning was that S. G. A. was in force from a Larkins the association ml tier associates we owe h e have onlj modified as life of unrestricted ease. rush madly down to the refectory, thej breakfast ed in real comfort, for dining the start. Under the presidency of An made great strides. To Anna Larkins the constitution of our S. G. A., which we have found need. Truly theirs was Where we in 191 luxuriated in bed a rules were practically unknown. They were allowed to receive their men friends in the middle rooms of the suite-. In the days of the original thirty-six they had little need to make, such re- strictions. The Y. W. C. A., under Nan Powell, made it- first start, ami laid the foundation id ' the association which now ha- such an active life. A Dramatic Association was formed, but it was not then separated into chapters as it is at the present time. As then- were no gym and hockey field, there was little of what might he termed organized athletics, but to the efforts of Helen Schultz, we owe our present well-established athletic association. The May Day of the year 1906 was in truth quite simple. Instead 21 BBIAR PATC1- of the elaborate evening dresses which are won, at present, the members cf the court were clad in white summer dresses, l ut much ■ it i he beauty of this occasion lay in its sim- plicity. The Queen, Anne Rural, marched at the head of tin ' procession, and the peacock, by voluntarily following the Queen, added greatly to the dignity of the coronation. Ihey gave some old English folk dances, and the music was furnished by an old Amherst fiddler, who could find no one in the eounty able to keep up with him. The second year brought new life to the struggling activities of the college, and with the increase in the student body the S. (i. A. gradually formed now rules to meet the changing conditions. Ihis year s;n the greatest improvements made during the history of the college. Wo acquired a new Mis. a now station, and a tea house. We must acknowledge that we owe L907-08 an immense debt in founding the tea house, which has saved main- lives during its short career. The second May Queen was Mary Brooke. The year 1908-09 was another year of fortunate beginnings and great progress. Ran- dolph Ball was built to accomi late the one hundred and eleven students who brought in an intense college spirit, which was especially noticeable in athletics, [nterelass basket- ball games were held, and Field Day exercises took place for the first time. The faculty gave the Athletic Association a cup to In- presented to the winner of the day. Ellen V. Hayes. Furthermore, new clubs were organized, the Boating (lull. Tennis Club, and Golf Club. Y. Y. BRIAH PATCH ( ' . A. made great strides bj starting the Indian Mission and i hristmas celebration for the Indian children. And for the first time Sweet Briai was represented by two delegates at the convention. The Dramatic Association was divided into two chapters, the " Merry Jesters " and the " Billikins, " who changed their name to Ripplers, which resulted in the most desirable rivalry and raised the standard of our dramatic productions. Under the supervision of the history depart- ment a Current Events Club was formed, together with a de- bating club, which provided for interclass debates. Tliis cluh soon showed signs of suspended animation, and was not re- vived until in 1915. Mi " Sparrow and m Elliott brought it to life again and made it an influential feature of college life. To all lovers of peace at any price, this year brings one misfortune, the starting of class fights. We are rather glad that there are some lovers of a good fight, because where would all the pleasure of our Freshman ami Sophomore years have gone, had there been no bannei rushes! Josephine .Murray was the queen for both the years 1909 ami lulu, an honor which no other girl has had. This year the first out- door play wa- given in 1 hi ' dell. The fourth year wa- the greatest year in the history, be- cause e then celebrated our first Founder ' s Day. at which Dr. E. I ' .. Craighead of Tulane University ami Mr. N. ( . Manson spoke. This was a great day for the live who donned their caps ami gowns for the first time. At this athletic- found sufficient funds for the erection of a boat house. Through the untiring efforts of Dr. Harley, the beginnings of the hockey field were made, ' lie- honor system was organized in cot ction with the s. ;. A. Literarj life blossomed out in form of first magazine and annual. Dramatic Association was mil far behind them with plan- for two outdoor plays in our dell. Work was begun on the construction of Man-on Dormitory, which was finished l . the opening of school in fall. 23 BRIAR PATCH In the year 11)10-11 no matters of great importance occurred; yet the college activities grew in every respect, The May Queen was Margaret Cobb, who lent much grace and beauty to the scene. I he coronation ot the queen was followed by a pageant, " Romance of the Rose. Eugenia Buffington was president of S. ;. A. an honor which she held for two successive rear-,. In marking the mile- stones of success m S. a. A., her administration stands foremost In the same year -.lie made a lovely May Queen, and the " Awaken- ing ot the Daffodil charmed the audience by its beautiful dancing In the year 1912-13 athletics took a new lease on life under Miss Gascoigne, and lacrosse was added to our list of outdoor games. The four basket-ball courts and the hockey field were af last finished. The Dramatic Association planned more plays than ever before, and made outdoor plays a permanent feature of the college calendar. Mary Tyler was the May Queen of the year burthermore, the foundations of Grammer Dormitory were dug win,!, completed tin- present group of buildings. We are very grateful to the year 1913-14, which brought us ;, ,.,,.„. ,. ■ t t - , 0Ur P resent Senior Class. Furthermore, this year was noted for «pa iu.-,i ni.iutitul guls. thiss fighting became more strenuous than ever inrl InVin, ■■• leiatrvelj few, and to then successes we owe all that is best in the college of to-dav. BRIAR PATCH 1 II.TY CHILDREN 25 - s - ' " " v S ■■ 4 " x . v - A lfl " W- 4 Bird ' s-eye View x yse s,, 7 J $ op Sweet Bhiab ■Jr J .,tii._l(|l_.kl,L y P7i ' I — ' KB ■ : : MH rr TT-f f TTT I — i I — i . . if ,.Li— i l_ij_ij 4,» jl,. J i. - 4.jL-jJ [_j |3 ; MM: Eld MU!: F " l ■ | Pf — | . m HMffVf! KEY TO CHART 1. Library 16. 2. Arcade 17. . ' 3. Art Building 18. 4. Commencement Hall 19. .j. Academic Building 20. 6. Dormitory No. l 21. 7. Dormitory No. 2 22. 8. Garden 23. !). Refectory 24. 10. Dormitory No. 3 2.5. 11. Dormitory No. 4 26. 12. Pool 27. 13. Walnut Tree 28. 14. Chapel 2D. 15. Colonnade 30. Dormitory No. . " Dormitory No. s Driveway Road Dormitory No. 7 Dormitory No. 8 Pavilion Ramp Gymnasium Base Court Fountain Science Hall Basin Industrial Building Fore Court 29 A • s ?. 2 ■f ■ ■ M , - ' r. I SENIORS I9TTI - BRIAR PATCH Senior Class COi. oiis: Peacock Blue and Green Class Bird: Peacock Motto: " Honor mile Honores " Officers MARY BISSELI President HENRIETTA CRUMP Vice-President MARY WHITEHEAD Secretary KITH M ILRAVY Treasurer Class UoII Mary Bissell Ruth McIlravy Henrietta Crump Bertha Pfister Martha Darden Virginia Sandmeyer Jane Henderson Inez Skillern Rachel Lloyd Genie Steele Mary Whitehead Donortup €0cm tiers Dr. Louisa Stone Stevenson Miss Mary E. Chaney 35 BRIAR PATCH BBIAR PATCH BRIAR PATCH BRIAR PATCH 39 BRIAR PATCH ♦ V V ♦ t BRIAR PATCH PATCH (2 BRIAR PATCH 43 BBIAR PATCH 44 BHIAH PATCH BRIAR PATCH BBIAB PATCH annals of 1917 ' Happy is the class whose Annals are few. " And this. My reader. Is the ancient saying which must Be applied To the Class of Nineteen-se ven teen. For the brilliant deeds and worthy acts of this illustrious Class Turn unto the Briar Patches of Fifteen, sixteen, and back to the Dark Ages of nineteen-fourteen. In this account you ' ll read of butterflies and debutantes, And even history tuned to babies ' cries. But we hard workers and Poor toilers for our lives. We write " The short and simple annals of the poor. " G. M. S., ' 17. 47 BRIAR PATCH Junior Class ( Colors : Black and Green Tree: Holly Motto: Ne Obliviscamur Mascot: I ' ollv Carey Dew Flower: Honeysuckle ©fficcrs CORNELIA CARROLI President LOUISE CASE Vice-President ELIZABETH LOWMAN Secretary and Treasurer Class Roll Vivienne Barkai.ow Margaret McVey Ii.oe Bowers Marianne Martin Cornelia Carroll Jane Pratt Louise Case Mary Reed JANETTA FlTzHuGH CHARLOTTE SeaVER Corinne Gibbon Elaxette Sollitt Gertrude Kintzinc. Eleanor Smith Elizabeth Low man Esther Turk Ida Walker Uonorarp Members Polly Carey Dew Miss Katherine Wilson Catherine Marshall Mis .Iosephine Guion ra R-1AB PATCH VIVIENNE BARKALOW 1 tl-7 Gilpin St. DENVER, COLO. What would Sweet Briar do without " Vivie " ? Not content with basket-ball sched- ule, minstrel shows, musical comedies, final plays, Y. W. C. A. social work. bazaars, magazines, and annuals, she usurps Mrs. Hills ' job of regulating the deportment of the academy chil- dren, and even aspires to be political boss of Colorado. .1-h-i-l-i-t-y spells Vivienne. ILOE BOWERS KIRKLIN, IND. When will Hoe die? If a cat has nine lives, how nianv lias Iloer Week before last her German quiz was so hard that she nearly died. Last week Mr. Goode bored her so much that she nearly died, and when she sees this she will be so mad that she will nearly die. I-m-m-o-r-t-a-l-i-t-y spells Hue. 50 BRIAR PATCH CORNELIA DOTTKRER CARROLL CLARKSDALE, MISS. Kittens or kids? When not caressing cats She cusses bawling brats. The rest of her time she spends run- ning athletics, and displaying histricmt ability in Latin, much to the discom fort of Miss J. B. and surrounding dormitories. C-a-t-t-y does not spell Cornelia. ' f 5ft k LOUISE CASE lit I.oekwood Ave. F.AST CLEVELAND, OHIO Can Casey hurry ? Lower the speed limit as much as you please. Casey will keep within it. At this rate of progress, how will she ever get to Honolulu? We don ' t know about that, but " let ' s ask Sandy. " A shake of her finger emphasizes all ol Casey ' s remarks. Oh. my n-osh ! S-p-e-e-d-y does not spell Casey. BRIAR PATCH JANETTA FITZ HUGH University of Virginia CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Why are the Amherst mails so heavy ? Ask Janetta. Her chief occupation, when not ssh-ing or Bessie May-ing, is corresponding with him. A-m-o-r-o-u-s spells Janetta. CORINNE GIBBON 705 South Tryon St. CHARLOTTE, N. C Why does Corinne doll up for chapel ? Perhaps she ' s going to Chapel Hill. For Sweet Briar isn ' t the only college she patronizes. The annual is mighty glad it doesn ' t have to pay her railroad fare. Nevertheless, we have a hunch that she travels on a pass. G-a-d-d-i-n-g spells Corinne. 52 B1AR PATO: GERTRUDE KINTZING iOO York St. HANOVER. PA. Where ' s Gertrude ' s laugh ? She has a sense of humor, we all know that : then she must be a woman with a past. Would we could solve the mystery ! A veil shrouds the ante- Sweet Briar years. Through this grey mist red roses are the only evidence we have of an occult force which still in- fluences her life. M-y-s-t-e-r-y spells Gertrude. ELIZABETH LOWMAN LOWMAN, N. Y. Who is the most beautiful woman in the world? Somebody knows. Betty is certainly a Jack of all trades. One moment finds her making delectable fudge; the next, exploring the innermost recesses of the Vietrola ' s vocal chords, her arms black with axle grease ; the next finds her delving in dramatic chest for costumes. L-o-v-e-l-i-n-e-s-s spells Betty. BRIAR PATCH MARGARET H. McVEY 1U7 Grove Ave. RICHMOND, VA. Who is our best society dancer? Besides being the beau of the gym. Mag can throw fits, top the score at bridge, whack the elusive golf balls over the Sweet Briar links, and strongly advocates corporal punish- ment. V-e-r-s-a-t-i-l-i-t-y spells Mag. MARIANNE READ MARTIN 1 1 22 Westover Ave. NORFOLK. VA. How broad is Marianne? Broad enough to succeed in Current Events, debates, athletics, dramatics, and S. G. A. How about Brandon Peters? Broad enough to sympathize witli the victims of the ruthless execu- tive. N-a-r-r-o-xc dues mil spell Marianne. 54 BRIAR PATCH JANE PRATT HIGHLAND, N. Y. Does Jane mince matters? She certainly does not believe in half measure. How well the boards are worn between 326 and 22.5 Carson ! Puzzlt — why is it harder for a Junior to take Freshman History than for a Sophomore to take Senior Latin? F-r-a-n-k-n- spells Jain-. MARY SCHULTZ REED 511 West 130th St. NEW YORK CITY How often does Mary love? " It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved but once. " ( For reference see Mary ' s English exam, 191(3.) We wonder if it was due to love that Mary packed her ticket in her trunk. O-n-c-e spells Mary. BRIAR PATCH CHARLOTTE DE BEAUMONT SEAVER 1409 Glenwood Ave. CLEVELAND. OHIO Why is this write-up dry ? Because Charlotte is not with us. This is not the only place where Char- lotte ' s presence is indispensable. Sweet Briar dramatics couldn ' t do without her. Outside of her own his- trionic ability, she can stage a finished production while the average manager is casting the characters. T-a-l-c-n-t spells Charlotte. ELEANOR SMITH 72 Milford Ave. NEWARK. X. J. What does Eleanor do with her time? She does not waste time taking exams ; she does not waste time study- ing; she does not waste time in her own room, but in 303 Gray. D-o-l-c-e f-a-r n-i-e-n-t-e spells Eleanor. i 56 BRIAR PATCH C i E R T HUD E E LEAN E T T E SOLLITT 3995 Ellis Ave. CHICAGO, ILL. Who is Sweet Briar ' s futurist? Eleanette is our local imagist. From the most mundane events she can make a soulful poem. She is a repre- sentative of the ultra modern school of art in painting, as well as poetry (see her Vogue posters). O-r-i-g-i-n-a-l-i-t-y spells Eleanette. ESTHER CORNWALL TURK GENEVA, N. V. What is Strongylocentrotus Drobach- en sis? Turk can tell you. She is a revised compendium of ancient and modern Kultur. She is Knowledge in its most concentrated form. W-i-s-d-o-m spells Turk. 57 BRIAR PATCf " ll)onorarp OJcmbcr CATHERINE MARSHALL 559 26tll St. ROCK ISLAND. ILL. Why is Katie our best friend? Whether a play, party, or plain hard work. Katie is right there. L-o-y-a-l-t-y spells Katie. IDA THOMAS WALKER 1163 St. James Court LOUISVILLE, KV. Who is our latest diplomat? President Wilson always consults Ida before making any radical change in foreign policy, as she is the Ameri- can authority on European nobility. She has made particular study of Eng- lish heraldry, and is a specialist on English Earls. A-r-i-s-t-o-c-r-a-c-y spells Ida. 58 BRIAR PATCH I ' m i v i ai:i:v 111 w V Josephine Gtjios Katherine Wilson vl- 3PT ' ase«ff--tfi B R I KTCB C1)r Catl of a (Bran Class Honoruble Miss Editor: I relates this writing up for to tell you great much about the brightsome doing of the Junior Class, what we all know is most galluptious bunch ever infestigated honoruble kurrikulum of S. Briar College. When we elope hack to these classy halls of learning we incredibly percepted that numerous greatness of our hitherto enrollment has go hack on us. But we take meditated census of population and retort that nevertheless mostly bright particular stars has rej cindered us. So we cheerful upconsiderate and begin to choicely select all them for authoritate over us. With vigorous exciting we electrify Miss Corn. Carroll Pres. Then we declare large rich plan for J. study room. Great discussive noise! One girl rise to say snappingly: " If you expel so great cash on studying, we swipe money off honoruble Endowing fund. " Then other girl spring up and snagger waspishly: " Then we will far wiser have no studying parlor than have tacky one. " High emotions on all sides at this ultimation. In contrary to honoruble Pres., all dippymatic relatives were instanterly severing with tigerish ' retorts. But after long vieissingtude we make firm deciding of plans. Therewith we feel inner surge of hospitality and give frequency of parties. Oncely we give tacky party and we make discovery of trilling talunt for lunacy in all college. Whilesomely we give throngful gathering for to make introdoodle of all Freshmen to Honorable family of Williams. Success howls to crown our frenz- ing efforts. We make all formerly caterers look sadful with mountain range of food which are noisely welcoming to all. Before soon opportunity hammers on d • of study place and we open speed- fully for to let her slidle in. Then we harshly take great advantage of her and club her with loud noise like glee; so she should no more eskip away from us. So whenly we snatch upon our chance, we create ourselves famous and displace our capability for advertising self and Y. W. C. A. bizarre. With voguish shop we snag away thick fat cake which we difficultly consume in retiraey of J. study. Very soonfully we contain height of our ambitious and throw open our palatial- like new-adorned study. We again feel hospital thrills and certify the formidable warming of superior suburban house by greeting all Senior Class with careful look 60 BRIAR PATCH of jov. We service them edifying words and very edible deeds. Next day we still glow with cordiality love of our fellow elasses; so we summons all 1 ' roshmen to eat tea and conversing. Then we violently energize selves to find elusive play which eventlv turns self into two plays. We explore crashily, but after loud collusion of voices we retain decideon by great forcefulliness of character and make begin to memorialize chunks of parts in plays to disgorge to festive auditence on day of Thanksgave. Versingtill talent of class shroke itself aloudly. Yitli equality of easiness we flewed fairfully and washed cleanly all laundry for a goodish example to S. B. washing-woman. Likewisefully we settle all importing matters of politic concern by winning thrillig debating. We are feel ourself to be highly talentful class of brilliants and radiate startling skintillates of wonderingful doing thruout S. B. College, but my pen feels tired of retailing our glories; I say good-bye for these times. Ever respfullv vrs., Hist. 1 ' . S.: We also editioned the Annual! 61 BBIAR PATCH Hiss Benedict -:? K BRIAR PATCH op1)omorr Class Officers CAROLINE SHARPE President FLORENCE FREEMAN Vice-President CILLA GUGGENHEIMER Secretary MILDRED MEEK Treasurer Class UoII Katharine Block Elizabeth Fggleston Florence Freeman Delia Mae Gilmore Rosanne Gilmore Cili.a Giggenheimer Louise Hammond Doris Johnson Isabel Like Gertrude McLaren Mildred Meek Dorothy Neal Josephine Payne Mary Raney Caroline Sharpe Mildred Thompson Doris Tietig Catharine Towne Margaret Reed Dorothy Wallace Frances Wild Dorothy Valentine iDoncmiry Member Miss Mary K. BENEDICT aouison? egcmfacr Miss Anna W. Kitzner BH-IAR PATCH pcctamtir 3grnOci Greetings to thee, Soph ' more Class, Husky bunch, none can surpass! With thy sporting spirit rife. And thy joy in outdoor life. With thy glad smile, gladder when Senior sisters greetings send. With the laughter of thy voice, Bidding all the school rejoice, Choose among the classes four. Come and be a Sophomore! Strong thou art — Sweet Briar alone Has thy mighty strength outshone. Let the Freshman banner swing! Proud class! Can it justly sing? Did its banner taunt the eye, Hung from the refeet ' rv high? Onward, upward thou shalt pass ! Greetings to thee, Soph ' more Class! Oil, the Soph ' mores ' heart-free joy. Happiness without alloy. Ivy planting ' mid the gloom. When old Phoebus, from his tomb. Comes to welcome and to bless The class Sweet Briar must confess The huskiest bunch that e ' er yet Her life and charmed walls have met. See the Soph ' mores Founder ' s Day — Through the chapel, bright and gay. Proudly lead the Seniors dear, Knowing that the time draws near When from Sweet Briar ' s hallowed walls Other roads our sisters call ! See the Soph ' mores Founder ' s night, 66 BRIAR PATC In their fairy dresses dight, Lead the merry dancers round. Heark ' ning to the music ' s sound! See the Soph ' mores on Lake Day Force all classes to give way! See the Soph ' mores ' colors fair. Walkers ' barn and boathouse bear! Soph ' more Minus and Soph ' more cheers May they ring throughout the years. When, bright college days behind, Memories alone can bind Soph ' more hearts, loyal and kind ' Let thv mem ' ries never pass. Ever faithful. Soph ' more Class ' . Proudly, bravely, onward still, Soph ' more (lass push up the hill Leading to achievement ' s crest, Guided by that One loved best, Whose life and work all must acclaim First cause .and source of .Sweet Briars fame Soph ' mores never must efface Pride and joy from that dear face. Soph ' mores ever must essay Affection ' s tribute there to pay. " Ye are judged by what ye do. " Soph ' more Class, he loyal, he true! frnbmen BRIAR PATCH jfrrsljman Class Colors: Amethyst and Gold Flower: Clematis Motto: Factum iioii Verbum Officers ELMYRA PENNYPACKER President ELEANOR LYNOTT Vice-President MADELINE WATSON Secretary HELEN SACKETT Treasurer Class Boll Lucia Allen Geraldine Ball Myrel Barry Madeline Bigger Helen Bishop Mary Virginia Crabbs Florence Dowden Caroline Freiburg J II. I A GuiLBERT Helen Gcthrie Mattie Hammond Isabelle Hanna Nancy Hanna Mary Hatton Alleine Hicks Clara Hogans Mary Carolyn Hogg RlTHMARY HlLBURD Mary Wharton Johns Helen Johnston Geraldine Jones Eleanor Judge Katherine Kemp Roberta Knapp Frances Kenney Elizabeth Lea Elizabeth Wood Corinne Loney Virginia Lovell Eleanor Lynott Rebecca McGeorge Helen Mason Ida Massie Virginia Merrill Helen Miller Berwyn Neal Verna True Neidig Elmyra Pennypacker Agnes Quinerly Frances Raiff Evelyn Redfield Maynette Rozelle Helen Sackett Leila Sawyer Sarah Sheffield Pauline Shortess Edna Sloan Madeline Watson Isabel Webb Alice Webster Christine Webster Margaret Wensley Dorothy Whitley ard 69 BHIAR PATCH Ci)t betters of a Jrcsljman Sweet Briar, Va., September 20. HUG. Dearest Daddy: — There ' s a college in Virginia that yon selected as the ideal school for your incorrigible daughter. Being at least obedient to the paternal dictates. I am here. It was late at night when the train pulled in, and 1 was rather in the dark as to the scenic possibilities of the place. But this morning I discovered that there are hills on both sides and in the middle, while some of these are decorated with unobstructive (but quite producive) Holsteins. These arcades and long hallways, that all look alike, are terribly confusing, but whenever we lose our way. some upper-classman, with superior condescension, leads us out of the labyrinth. Your bewildered daughter. S««f Q " « S September •_ ' tth. My Dear Father: — There was a Y. W. C. A. reception last night. It was a cabaret without any liquid refreshments. I met 15 1. girls. One hundred and fifty- three of them asked me what my name was and where I lived. I couldn ' t help hut like the one hundred and fifty-fourth. And dramatic try-outs! The officials and celebrities of the school occupied the front row in chapel. The victims, one by one. passed before them, with trembling knees and quavering voices, in a desperate attempt to qualify as actresses. Ten or twelve of the Freshmen were successful. Your affectionate daughter. Sweet Briar, Va.. September 25, 1916. Please wire funds. Am coming home on 36 to-morrow. Homesick. 71 T S...PO. .1 i — . BRIAR PATCH September 26th. Dear Father: — I have decided to stay — just got A-j- on a History quiz. I met the Freshman president to-day. She is a tall, imposing girl — rather awe- inspiring. They call her Penny, but I think her whole name is Pennypacker. She lives in Pennsylvania. I wonder if she is related to the Pennsylvania politicians? October 13th. Hello, Dad: — This is Lake Day. There were events in boat racing, swimming, and diving. And we won the boat race ! What do you think of th.it ? Aren ' t the Freshmen fine ? The other night the old girls took us snipe-hunting. Snipe-hunting is an annual event for the amusement of the old girls and the sophistication of the new. A few of the Freshmen felt duty-bound to enter into the spirit of the little game, in order not to disappoint the old girls. So one of us sat patiently in the dark woods for an hour or two, holding her bag open in readiness to catch the luckless snipe. But this seems to have been a bad season, because so few were snared that there weren ' t even enough to serve for breakfast the next morning, so we had bacon instead. Your affectionate daughter. October 31st. Dear Dad: — The Juniors gave us a party the other night in Sweet Briar House. We all went, and, realizing the honor that was being conferred upon us. we tried to conduct ourselves with a degree of dignity befitting the occasion. This afternoon we won the inter-class championship in basket-ball by defeating the Juniors. We are all puffed up like pouter pigeons over it. November 7th. Dear Father: — Banner rushing is on! Just after dark this evening Isabelle and Eleanor put our banner in the top of an oak near Sweet Briar House. They have been resting in the tree guarding it ever since, and don ' t dare leave until after ten-thirty for fear the Sophomores will discover the banner and steal it. We have trailed every move of the enemy, hoping to find out where their banner is, but haven ' t been very successful so far. 72 BRIAR PATCH 9 a. m.. November 8th. The Sophs nailed their banner to the ceiling of the refectory early this morning. But — they had used the wrong banner! So we fought the whole thing all out in College Club; then, the Sophomores said they wouldn ' t play any more. So we win, and we ' re terribly proud of " 1920 " hanging way up there in that tree. Here ' s a picture of the way it looks. Devotedly. Your Daughter. ForxDEu ' s Day. Dear Dad: — There was a long program given in chapel this morning. Dr. McCracken. of Vassar. gave an address on Literature. We all thought he was rather attractive, and I heard several Freshmen suggest going to Vassar next year. The Founder ' s Day Ball was this evening. Lots of Freshmen took their courage in both hands and went. But poor Freshmen do feel so insignificant among upper- classmen that it ' s just pitiful. They imported Knights of ' the Dance for us — the tireless kind that can dance o unceasingly all night long. And they did. But now it ' s TncK-l buslcL UH-Utnr all over. Trickle, trickle, little tear ! December 17th (Only :i more days!) Dear Peachy Dad: — Your check just came, and I welcomed it with open arms and almost wept for joy. It is the nicest little green check I ever saw. and it will do lots of good in the world, because it ' s going to take me home to you. Did I tell you that the Freshmen were honored by having Miss McVea for their Honorary Mem- ber? And she gave us the nicest party the other night in Sweet Briar House! Oh ! the lights are going out ! 73 jjitH gre«i cJl««(f you 4nJ " £- L,l+U arc, eWk. h.w I U ( « BRIAR PATCH December 19th. My Dear Father: — We ' re going ' home to-morrow! The halls are lined with rows of trunks, and I ' m so excited over my first vacation that I can hardly eat or sleep. When even the Seniors have been marking off the days on their calendars, what can you expect of a Freshman? Your can ' t-wait-until-Christmas Daughter. » Sweet Briar, Va., January 9, 1917. Am homesick. Send consolation in form of cake. Tl,«N.gl.H3.F.r. " E« January 20th. Dear Father: — Cramming for exam week. Don ' t be disappointed if I fail everything. Pressed for time. Your daughter. Sweet Briar, Ya.. .January 27. 1917. All over. Send for me immediately to avoid embarrassing shipment. 74 5PEDAL5 BRIAR PATCH College Special Class Colors: Blue and White Motto: Never be blue: always be white flDfficcrs MARTHA WAI.KKR Pxesideni OLIVE W. BURTON Secretary and Treasurer Class ttoll Katherine Armstrong Lucile Barrow Julia Barber Helen Beeson Dorothy Bird Russe Blanks Mary Broughton Olive Burton Louise Casey Mary Cowan Marjorie Ford Virginia Hatch Ruth Hayes M vrgaret High Katherine Kemper ( Catherine Marshall Grace Nicodemus Elizabeth Sloan Mary Raney Martha Walker Alma Trevett Martha Stevenson Rosalie Weaver juliann whitehill Dorothy Whitley aDDisorp Q0emucr Miss Marion Peele 77 BBIAR PATCH »top! Hooft! listen! Here comes the Sweet Briar Special. Only those allowed aboard who are alluring, attractive, witty and wise. Twelve began the journey, but ere long twelve more had clambered aboard. We number twenty-four at present, but there ' s always room for one more, so time will add the twenty-fifth. The Specials, as you ' ve read, are never blue, and sn when we failed in organizing a basket-ball team, our cap- tain, " Mattie " Walker, turned our energy into other f SlC, channels, and we tried with all our might to throw ( k 7 " " goals " for the Endowment Fund basket. Every after- xi_: noon for a month the Specials met in the Domestic Sid- " enee Laboratory and made delicious ( sandwiches i . These we sold at a nickel apiece. Every night at nine o ' clock sharp the dormitories id ' Swei College were attacked, and students forced to buy ham, chicken and lettuce sandwicl times those besieged were obsti- nate and refused to give up their J nickels; in such cases (club) O f sandwiches were produced, and who dared resist such a tempt - gestion! At the CJ time we found we in " goal. " ami O contained a sub- with a solid nest f — " " mnediatelv be f « , s team work, VN S hy class in col- r money-making. ing enemy of di- end of a month ' s had thrown ($50) our " basket " stantial bottom, egg. The class came Tioted for and we challenge lege in a game of BRIAR PATCH llm your Xmas presents at the V. W. C. A. Bazaar, " read the sign ds mi Sweet Briar. The Specials ran to sign up for a " booth. " Karl, ber of the class racked her brain for some " cute idea, " and, of course, ere long one " cuter than the rest was chosen. We decided 1 ■ " chosen. We decided r offTcJ " i- " a " Pos1 office — ' » ■- • - 1 Booth, " for what i- -= Vl dearer l o a collegi girl ' s heart than Mail When the booth was completed the exterior looked like .hi- (post-office). ' I I.. interior was filled with letters, telegrams, etc. Bj thesi means friends made mysterious engagements, for the (chap- ,,.,!,, use) " crushies " declared their love, and as each love- t smitten ••i.l came forward for her mail the nickel that she held in her hand was pierced by Cupid ' s Liar. i. and it is doubtful ' f- tQ whether s me have reeo , AlyN yet. Every nickel helped %£ i 4? t li« amounted to (18) ■V KS . i „ice round dollars. We expect when the springtime comes to give the biggest, the nicest " partj " that has ever ,,,,„ given at Sweet Briar. Ever, Special is looking forward to this great event, and ; , ;;;;„„ roaches we notice tl the, el, - growing green with envy, but that is expected, for tliev know what ' s in store for us. ' iL ' ;ia icon fulia Barber, Helen B n, Marjorie Ford and Margaret Iheh for the second semester, and with these in our rank- what can we not dot |goo 1 BRIAR PATCH mvfotnt teotorrnmrnt Ssesoriatton Officers VIRGINIA SANDMEYEE President LOUISE CASE Vice-President MARY BISSELI Treasurer MARIANNE MARTIN Secretary ouse PrcsiDcnts Elizabeth Lowman __Grav Jane Henderson Carson J ANETTA FlTzHuGH },[ ! IISOII IJ)onor Council Rachel Lloyd Dorothy Neal Janetta FitzHugh Helen Johnston Jane Henderson Virginia Hatch 82 SANDMEYER MARTI .X CASE BISSELL Officers of Siidem Government Association !»■ SANDMEYER II 1 HUGH I M A sn l IIICMIKHSCIN I CAISSON ) LOWMAX (GRAY) President and House Presidents r.t. a ■■• ■I Y.W.C.A mi BRIAR PATCH l oung Somen ' s Christian 3ssortation SDfficers JANE HENDERSON President GENIE STEELE Vice-President RACHEL LLOVI) Secretary LOUISE CASK Treasurer Cabinet Mary Bissell Eleanor Smith Virginia Sandmeyer Catherine Marshall Bertha Pkister Vivienne Barkalow 86 Officers of Y. V. C. A. lAI ' HlKIO CAKKOI.l. DARDK.N WCVEY FITZ-HUGH BRIAR PATCH Forwards Darden Meek C nh i s Barkalow Sandmeyer I C apt. Skii.lern Guards I ARROLL ( ' ask U.S ACADEMY Forwards Baugher Gwynn (Capt.) r, hi, rs Barrett I.YXN Guards Sacks Sellers HEAD OF BASKET-BALL senior-sophomore Forwards Darden Gilmore, 1). M. Meek Centers Sandmeyer Skillern (» !apt. i Guards Crump ( ll GGENHEIMEB JUNIOR Forwards Barkalow (Capt.) FlTZHUGH Centers Martin- Pratt Guards Carroll Case JUNIOR-FRESHMAN SENIOR Forwards Forwards Barkai o Darden (Capt.) WOODARD Steele 1 ' , ulris Centers I.YNOTT S VNDMEYER Redfield Skilj iicn Guards Guards ( !arroi i (Ca pt.) BlSSELL ( asi; Crump SOPHOMORE FRESHMAN Forwards Forwards Gilmore, T!. Mason Meek WOODARD Centers i ' enters Johnson Freiburg Wallace Loney Guards Guards Gilmore, D. M. Lynott Guggenheimer (Ca pt.) Redfield (( lapl 93 BRIAR PATCH WEATOOFTHE w Cornelia Carroll Basket-Ball Martha Darden Basket-Ball Louise Case Basket-Bail Sandmeyer Basket-Bail Skillern Basket- Ball Mildred Meek... Basket-Ball WINNERS OF THE STRIPE Cornelia Carroll Martha Darden I ,ouise Case 95 Senior-Sophomore Team Junior- Freshmam Team Beniob Team .Ii Mm; Team Sophomore Team Freshman Team • ■ ' BRIAR PATCF kit nriiii HEAD OK FIELD DAY RECORDS EOR 1916 Standing Broad Jump. Running Broad .Tump Running High Jump. Hop. Skip, and Jump. Basket-Ball Throw.... Baseball Throw. Shot-Put Hurdles 50- Yard Das],. ... 100-Yard Dash.. 220-Yard Dash ..Ellen Howison, ' 16 8 ' Ki.u HOWISON, ' lli 14 ' i- ' iu s Howison, ' Ki r Km i n Hovs [SON, ' lii 28 ' i ii i Barkalow, ' 18... 65 ' ..virginia sandmeyer, ' 17.. ..140 ' .Josephine Reeves. 30 ' . Mary Bissell, ' IV Anne Fawcus. .Vivien se Barkalow, ' 18. .Ellen Howison, ' lii !ORD COLLEGE RE( ki 2 " Catherini Wales.. 8 ' 2 " Ellen Hayks. ' 14.. . 16 ' 5 " Ellen Mavis. 1 1 4 ' 3 " Ki.i I Ham s. ' 14 34 ' 5 " Ellen Hayes, ' 14.. . 68 ' 11 " Ruth Maurice, ' 14 .184 ' •_ i. 2 " Josephine Reeves . 30 ' 2 " 9.4 ' Mary Bissell, ' 17.. 9.1 V Ruth Hots i i i ( I.AIil. Shenahon 6.5 13 " Ellen Hayes, ' 14.. 12.4 34 " Clare Shenahon.... 152.3 101 [ 1 BRIAR PATCH J MAI. HEAD OF LAKE DAY THE RECORDS, 1916 EVENT WON I ' .Y RECORD COLLEGE RECORD l;, M | Race..... Freshman, ' 20 2 ' 52 " Freshman, ' lii 2 ' 35 " _ p Madeline Sacks (Acad.) ,,,„ Armstrong ) ls „ l, ' - h ' " First Katl Flora Lewis (Acad.) ' McCarten Dash to Second Raft.— Catherine Coolidgi (Acad.) " - ' .-, " Krck, ' 15 50 " Beginners ' Race i.k i: Badcock (Acad.) -• ' ! ' ,-, " [nterclass Relaj Race.—AcADEMY Swim to Dam Madeline Sacks (Acad.)... 9 ' 11 " Erck, ' 15 ... 8 ' 33% " ww m nnifHHl BRIAB PATCH HEAD OF TENNIS 1916 SINGLES CUP COLLEGE Zalinda Brown, ' I(i INTERCLASS CUP Brown, ' 16 Bennett, ' !( DOUBLES CU Brown Case SINGLES CUP ACADEMY Josephine Reeves BRIAR PATCH 10G BBiAR PATCH atnt anti Jatcfjea Officers JANE PRATT President MARTHA DARDEN Vice-President MARGARET M.VEY Secretary and Treasurer Committee Miss Simrall Eleanor Smith Miss Guion Ruth McIlravy Miss Kitzner Sarah Evans 10S BBIAR PATCH Officers of Paint and Patches BRIAR PATCH C1)r tippler Chapter Officers LOUISE CASK ...President KATHERINE BLOCK Secretary Members Iloe Bowers Louise Hammond Jane Henderson ROSANNE GlLMORE Helen Guthrie Elizabeth Lea Catherine Marshall Marianne Martin Rebecca McGeorge Berwyn Neal Josephine Payne Agnes Quinerly Evelyn Redfield Ylli(iINIA SANDMEYER Charlotte Seaveb Pauline Shortess Elanette Sollitt Esther Tirk M AllliAllET WENSLEY JULIANN WniTEHILL Dorothy Whitley HI ■%fa Jit en ' I (Jts er BRIAR PATCF Ci)t iRrrrp frstrr Chapter Officers MARTHA HARDEN President HENRIETTA CRUMP Secretary Members Viyiexne Barkalow Lucille Barrow Helex Beeson Mary Brooghton Olive Burton Mary Virginia Crabbs Florence Freeman Corinne Gibbon Delia May Gilmore Eleanor Lynott Margaret McVey Ruth McIlkavy Mildred Meek Virginia Merrill Dorothy New. Jane Pratt Leila Sawyer Eleanor Smith Mildred Thomson Alma Treyett Mattie Walker Mary Whitehead BRIAR PATCH % )t WH aVa Chapter SDfftcers SARA EVANS President GRACE MILNE Secretary Members Gwendolyn Barrett BVRNINA BaUGHER Daisy Bullard Frances Carpenter Julia Cooke Marie Dunham Dorothy Fisher Stella Gwynn Alice Heald Marie Hefley Prances Henderson Elizabeth Hull Winifred Krause Flora Lewis Joan Lippincott Ellen Maurice Catherine McClay Virginia McEwan Mary Mitchell Katherine Nicolson Frances Parker Louise Peck Elizabeth Richardson Ruth Sheldon Nina Weichselbaum i 117 ■ JESf- W i[[£L iP51 r SfcMttomA A Sbd fc - iJL jil Lit ' F B ak t V? HB Hi s4e3MB »x BRIAB PATCH BHIAR PATCH DeaO Roses I wonder why The roses have to die? For some spring ' s Seem so far away. One forgets there are such things. Or the month of May. Is the rainbow only mist That the sun has kissed. Or a promise from on high That the soul can never die ? For some springs Seem so far away. One forgets there are such things, Or the month of May. I wonder, when she fell asleep. If oblivion wrapped her deep. Is there any one to sav That we shall meet in May? I wonder why The roses have to die ? J. F. S. D. 120 BRIAR PATCH 3 draper Weaver! Thou who spin ' st the web of life And wills eaeli thread, if it be bright or dark, 1 pray you, pause an instant ere you choose, And listen to my prayer. Black threads I must have if I would be strong, So give me Patience to endure all things, And Will to overcome my obstacles, Let them he great or small. And then, O Weaver, when my web is spun. Finished, and ready to become my shroud, Grant that my life has not been lived in vain. Though fameless. yet well done! Elizabeth Carrington Eggleston. 121 BRIAR PATCH Tennis Girl — Kemper BB1AB PATCH Golf Gikl — Helen Sackett I Boating Gibl — Madeline Sacks BRIAR PATCH Basket-Baix Girl — Mildred Meek 1 Swimming Girl — Florence Freeman Cftc Slcatirmp HE second session of the academy pened with an enrollment of one hundred and fifteen pupils — a gain of fifty per cent over that of last year. Of these, twenty are old girls ; fourteen, also, having entered the college. They come from thirty-one states, exclusive of the District of Columbia and South America. In addition to Grammer and the third floor of Randolph, at first set apart for the academy, it became necessary to appropriate the second and a part of the first floor of Randolph. While the average age of academy girls is not lower than it was last, the range of age is wider, and there is, for the first time, a fair-sized class in each of the four years of the course. This should, and no doubt will, insure more students well pre- pared for college, besides adding interest to the life of the school. Perhaps the most notable feature in the development of the academy this year has been the adoption of a modified form of student government. The officers have taken their responsibility seriously, and the girls have met their new obligations with increasing loyalty and faithfulness. While there are many problems still to be worked out, the experiment may fairly be counted a success from the point of view of both faculty and students. The experience gained in this way should make academy girls good college Freshmen. The academy is keeping steadily in view the policy it has had from the begin- ning; this is, the limiting of the number of pupils — for the present the capacity of Grammer and Randolph make a natural limit — furnishing thorough preparation for college, offering a more varied course of study to those not preparing for college, and. eventually, the complete separation of the academy from the college. It is expected that next session there will be a separate teaching force, recitation rooms, and schedule of classes. 126 BRIAR PATCH Acaormp §?ttttirnt §otoernmrnt Association Officers GWENDOLYN BARRETT President MARIE HEELEY Vice-President FRANCES HENDERSON Secretary ANNA FAWCUS Treasurer Ij)ou0e PrcsiDcnts Byrnina Bacgher Randolph Katharine Nicholson G rammer ij)onor Council Alexa Rhea, Chairman Helen Shulofer Gertrude Clark Alice Babcock Elizabeth Embry 128 BARRETT HENDERSON 11EELEY FAWCUS Officers of Academy Student Government Association BRIAR PATCH 3raticmi pernor Class Colors: White and Green Flower: Lily-of-the-Valley Class Bird: Bluebird Motto: " Honor hinds us " SDfficcrs GWENDOLYN BARRETT —President SOPHIA EZZELI Vice-President SARA EVANS Secre tary ami Treasurer Emma Adams Marjorie Armstrong Ai.n e Babcock Gwendolyn Barrett Byrnina Batcher Josephine Becker Shirley Brand Cordelia Collins Frances Earnest Sara Evans Sophia Ezzell Clarissa Fehr Beatrice Henry Class Boll M IRJORIE KclIIN I ' ham es Kuykendall Elizabeth H. Mills Marie Matthews Ethel Milne Grace Milne Eleanor Morse Annette Monroe Hope Neidk; Edith Oughton Gertrude Pauly Marie Schneider Eleanor Stone Nina Weichselbaum 131 J m ■ $ ; : " .. ■ : ■ • • B6I . -? V ' - ' - . " " - " • ' " . ' • V -- ' • .. ' BRIAR PATCH Braticmp Junior Class Officers MARIE HEFLEY President ELIZABETH RICHARDSON Vice-President ANNA FAWCUS Secretary and Treasurer Class ttoll Adele Lowry Margaret Hunt Marjorie Campbell Mary Mitchell Julia Cooke Louise Peck Gertrude Clarke Elizabeth Holmes Alice Hogg Dorothy Fisher Margaret Lofton Elsa Thorsh Stella Gwynn Ale.xa Rhea Winifred Krause Josephine Foster Ruth Shelton Flora Lewis Elizabeth Wright Madeline Sacks DORETTE OETTINGER DoROTHY SMITH Dorothy Ness Lorna Burton Ray Davenport Eleanor Morse Cardelle Williams Eleanor Steele Katherine M( Clay Elizabeth Rogers Uonorarp Member Mrs. H. N. Hills 134 i Am « ' •- • • • . • - -iJV- ' J fi ■. ' .-■ ' -- Dut of the crad le- al last ! 5DDhamorE5- 5. H. f . Sratiemp opijomorr Class Officers F. HENDERSON President V. WARNER Vice-President E. EMBREY Secretary and Treasurer Class Roll M. Bell H. Keith J. Brair M. Lilly D. BrLLARI) J. LlPPINCOTT F. Carpenter E. Mackall C. Coolidge E. Maurice M. Crawford K. Nicolson E. Embrey H. Oettinger A. Ford F. Parker F. Henderson K. Phlegah L. Hilton ( . Sc hell E. Hull L. Wallace A. Keith Y. VVarner ■T BBIAB PATCH 137 BRIAR PATCH T E X M E H Dorothy Hilton Helen Whitehili, Mildred Banks Jessie Bennett Carolyn Flynn 139 SPECIAL BRIAR PATCH Braticmp Special Class SDfficers JEANNE LOWRY President DOUGLAS CHELF J ' ice-President MARIA ADKINS Secretary and Treasurer Class Uoll Maria Adkins Douglas Chelf Elizabeth Cofield Phoebe Dey Virginia Ellington Alice Heald Ernestine Hitter Alva Kuvkendall Jeanne Lowry Gladys Lynn Madeline Sacks Katherine Scarritt Prances Sellers Helen Shulofer Marion Walker 141 » «AFWuy T BRIAR PATCH BRIAR PATCH Miss Helen F. Young, Conductor FIRST SOPRANO Marjorie Armstrong Virginia Ellington Clarissa Fehr Julia Gcilbert Mary Hatton Roberta Knapp Elizabeth Lea Isabel Luke Helen Mason Virginia Merrell Edith Oughton Theda Studley Margaret Wensley Elizabeth Woodard Corinne Loney SECOND SOPRANO Lucia Allen Shirley Brand Eleanor Judge Frances Kenney Marjorie Kohn Maynette Rozelle Dorothy Whitley Elizabeth Wright Gwendolyn Barrett Myrei- Barry Florence Freeman Ruth Hays Alleine Hicks Winifred Krause Virginia Lovell Margaret Spengel Martha Stevenson Mildred Thompson Miss Lucile Barrow. Accompanist 144 x m ■i BRIAR PATCH OflOflCSTflA VIOLINS Miss Jeanne Alexander Miss Lucia Allen Miss Beatrice Henry Miss Grace Milne Miss Frances Parker Miss Verxa Neidig Miss Helen Mahood Miss Irvine Guy Miss Eleanor McCormack Miss Julia Stone Mr. Winston Wilkinson Miss Eleanor Wingfield Master Charles Pringle Miss Ethel Gardner Viola Miss Katherine Phlegar Violoncello Miss Taylor Violoncello Dr. W. E. Walker Flute Dr. George E. Walker Clarinet Miss Rury Walker Oboe Mr. C. E. Harris Cornet Miss Dorothy Neal Harp Miss Claudine H utter Piano Miss Charlotte Kendall Hill. Conductor 145 BBIAR PATCH Gnom Miss Caroline Hill Crawford. Director Gwendolyn Barrett Roberta Knapp Myrel Barry Winifred Krause Shirley Brand Corinne Loney - Mary Virginia Crabbs Jean Lowry Virginia Ellington Berwyn Neal Clarissa Fehr Grace Nicodemus Julia Guilbert Agnes Quinerly ' Mary Hatton Maynette Rozelle Marie Heeley Eleanor Smith Elizabeth Hull Martha Stevenson Eleanor Judge Marion Walker Kathryn Kautz Margaret Wensley Miss Claudine Hitter. Accompanist Miss LuciLE Barrow. Assistant Accompanist 146 BHIAR PATCH There ' s a road that ' s winding, winding. Till it ' s lost amongst the trees That are gently swaying-, swaying. To the whisperings of the breeze. There ' s a worn and tumbled shanty. Built to tease an artist ' s eye. Where the wearying wayfarer Ofttimes rests ere passing by. There ' s a wee, cool bit of lake Nestled down beneath the hills That are stretching in the distance. Bringing one sweet, poignant thrills. Thus the picture that each evening To my window beckons me When the softening hour of twilight Lends to it gray mystery ! G. Elanette Sollitt. 147 jWcatior l BRIAR PATCH Cf)r i torct Briar jflaga tne taff GENIE STEELE Editor-in-Chief ELEANOR SMITH Business Manager associate dBDitors Elanette Sollitt Margaret McVey Inez Skillern Dorothy Neal Rachel Lloyd Isabel Wood 149 Briar $atd) i?taft CHARLOTTE SEAVEE Editor-in-Chief VIVIENNE BARKALOW Business Manager associate OBOirors Margaret McVey Marianne Martin Elanette Sollitt Esther Turk Jfacultj OBDitor Miss Hadley 150 ■ BBIAR PATCH IHjotojjraplnr Realism Place — Furnace where the Staff stokes the " fires of genius. " Time — Monday morning before the Annual goes to press. Stage Directions — Table littered with manuscript paper, pictures, ends of chewed pencils, and so forth. Vivie seated at table counting up ads on iter fingers. Sollitt, with a wet towel round her head, vainly trying to revise a poem. Turk cutting her teeth on her " bone " pen. Charlotte {heaving a reran sigh): Where is Mag McVey? Vivie. go wake her up. Vivie : I did once. Charlotte {heaving a weary sigh): Well, do it again. In the meantime, let ' s write something clever and witty about the Juniors. (Marianne ' s mouth droops, and she reaches wearily for her pencil. ) Charlotte: Let ' s begin on Mag. Let ' s say something dirty, as she isn ' t here. Sollitt { " coming to " ) : Let ' s. Marianne {meditatively) : Well, she ' s always taking a bath. Charlotte {remonstrating) : Oh. Miss Hadlev would never let that pass. Vivie {bursting in): Mag ' s in the tub. {Shrieks of laughter from the staff.) Marianne {trying impotently to quell the uproar): Sh ! it ' s still quiet hour. Vivie: Couldn ' t we say something about that old blue suit she wears? Marianne (an.riously) : But that might hurt her feelings. {Enter Mag. Site slips in, clad in the aforementioned blue suit, witli a sheepish glance at De Beaumont.) Staff {nervously) : What shall we do now? Charlotte: Well, let ' s try Eleanor Smith; she ought to be easy. {Blank silence.) Mag: Well, what will spell Eleanor? 151 BRIAR PATCH Turk: Dolce far niente. {Mag reaches for dictionary.) Charlotte: What does that German mean? Turk (o ..twardly composed, but inwardly convulsed at Charlotte ' s linguistic scintillations) : It ' s that manana idea. Mag: Hunli. How do you spell it? Ti ' rk : M-a-n, with a wiggle Mag {writing busily): All right, I ' ve wiggled. Turk: a-n-a. Sollitt {emerging again): What rhymes with hills? Turk (absently) : Bills. I)e Beaumont: Well, this won ' t finish Eleanor. For heaven ' s sake quit teeter- ing on that chair, Vivie : you ' ll hurt the floor in a minute. Marianne: We ' re wasting time; let ' s try another. Sollitt: Gimme a word to use with chaos that means to mix it up some more. Marianne: Augment. Sollitt: No-o; that ' s not quite it. (Looks hopefully at Turk.) Turk: I can ' t think of anything hut the opposites, like alleviate and mitigate. Marianne {struggling wildly with an incipient idea}: Say some more of those! I ' ve almost got it. Charlotte: Aggravate. Sollitt: That ' s it. I knew we ' d get it if we ' d try hard enough. De Beaumont: Come on, now. let ' s get to work. Turk {despairingly): () Mag. do be funny. Vivie: There goes Bats with the mail. Want me to go get yours? {With her own ends in view.) {Edit Vivie.) De Beaumont (exultantly): Now. let ' s write Vivie ' s. How about those suitors in Youngstown? Sollitt: You know she ' d have a cat tit. Marianne: She has a plenty. If I had that many wouldn ' t mind having it in the Annual. 152 BRIAR PATCH xr ( Vivie breezes in. ) Staff : Where ' s mine ? De Beaumont: Let ' s start on jokes. Mag (delightedly): Do you all know that joke of Millie ' s: Why did the ? Charlotte: Oh, that ' s a bromide; we don ' t want anything trite — Vivie (chuckling " ): This is some letter. (Envious glances from Marianne. livie teeters ecstatically.) Turk (pulling a hair off Marianne ' s- green sweater): " Against the rose, against the green. " (Crash! Vivie falls. Charlotte (caustically): I knew you ' d do it. (Curtain slowly falls amid great confusion) 153 BBIAR PATCH Current Ctocnts Clut) Officers MARIANNE MARTIN President DOROTHY NEAI Secretary and Treasurer Committee Henrietta Crump Genie Steele Delia May Gilmore Miss Sparrow 154 % )t Current Centres Club IN the present day, when the sh ortest paragraph in the papers contains news that would have been greeted, four years ago, with staring head- lines, it becomes almost impossible to follow the complex crises that seem to mark a new epoch in history with each passing hour. In 1915 .Miss Sparrow, with the able assistance of Miss Amy Elliott, organized in permanent form a club for the study and dis- cussion of current events. From the first it received the enthusiastic support of a small group of students. Their work and the real interest of the subjects has led to a constantlv growing membership and an always regular attendance at the meet- ings. The committee, with Miss Marianne Martin as chairman, has succeeded admirably in its aim of selecting as topics for discussion either events of recent occurrence or subjects of pertinent interest in the present day. Those who have been chosen to make these reports deserve great credit for their faithful study and clever presentation of the question. The Current Events Club has now become an influential and well-supported part of the college activities. Last year the promoters of the club were able to organize class debating teams, which did some splendid work in the three interclass debates held last year; that is, a debate between the Juniors and Seniors, the Fresh- men and Sophomores, and a championship contest between the winning teams. We have been able to purchase a Debating Shield of mahogany, with the numerals of the winning team and the names of the team engraved in silver. Last year the winning team consisted of Miss Amy Elliott as captain and Miss Marianne Martin as teammate. As yet only one of the series has been held — the Junior-Senior debate, with Miss Genie Steele and Miss Jane Henderson repre- senting the Seniors, and Miss Marianne Martin and Miss Margaret MeVey the Juniors. The topic of the debate was: " Resolved, That the Philippines should be given their independence in four years. " The affirmative was taken by the Juniors and the negative by the Seniors. The decision of the judges was in favor of the Junior Class. Our next step, we hope, will be the establishment of intercollegiate debating with some of the neighboring colleges, and we confidently expect that, with the loyal support of the members, we shall be able to carry out many improvements in the administration and work of the club which will make it constantly more interesting and more worth while to the whole college. 155 BRIAR PATCH rffountier ' ss Bap OVEMBER 17th proved bright and sunny, to the great relief of the white-clad girls who shivered out- side the chapel doors. At last the music of the open- ing hymn gave the signal and a double line of girls poured in like a white tide and swiftly filled the seats. When each one was in her place, the academic pro- cession made its appearance. First came the Seniors, ushered by Miss Freeman, ' 19, and Miss Sharpe, ' 19. Though so new to their aca- demic honors, the Seniors wore them as gracefully as if that had long been their accustomed costume. After the invocation, pronounced by the Reverend J. D. Paxton, the Glee Club sang " Orpheus with His Lute, " from " Henry VIII. " 158 BRIAR PATCH Miss McVea then rose to introduce Dr. Henry Noble MacCracken, President of Vassar College, who spoke on the subject of " The In- fluence of America on International Literature. " His subject was not only most interesting in itself, but it lost nothing in his delightful handling of it. Certainly President MacCracken had not " missed the boat. " Furthermore, he has had the privilege of adding a new and ever-useful phrase to the " Unabridged Dictionary of Sweet Briar College. " When President MacCracken had concluded his address, Miss McVea spoke for a few minutes on the significance of this Founder ' s Day, which marked the close of Sweet Briar ' s first decade. The Presidents of Hollins and Salem Colleges and a member of the faculty of Randolph-Macon College with some other guests then said a few words of greeting to Miss McVea and of congratulation to Sweet Briar on its tenth anniversary. 159 BRIAR PATCH The benediction was pronounced by the Reverend Thomas Lewis. Chaplain of the college, and the academic procession left the chapel followed by the undergraduate students in the order of classes. At half-past twelve Miss McVea entertained the Seniors and the guests of the college at a buffet luncheon in Sweet Briar House. During the afternoon the guests arrived, and at nine o ' clock the long-awaited Founder ' s Day dance commenced. The attractive decorations in rose and green and the dainty Japanese favors did great credit to the dance committee. Among the features of the affair were the opening figure led by Miss Mildred Meek, chairman of the committee, and the graceful figure planned by the old girls and led by Miss Virginia Sandmeyer. Every one began to dance the last number with great regret, and the dance was unani- mously declared to be a huge success. BRIAR PATCH BRIAR PATCH l BBIAR PATCH locrt ISrtar at Blur Ettigr jHE Sweet Briar Young Women ' s Christian Association has been send- ing delegates for several years to Blue Ridge to the conference held by the National Board for the Southern fields. All of us who have been there are familiar with the beautiful Robert E. Lee Hall, which forms the central building in the conference group. It is in this building that our Sweet Briar delegation has heretofore made their headquarters, and we must confess that we have had some mighty good times in Robert E. Lee Hall. This dormitory is the largest building, but if you have been there you will remember the little cottages perched on the rocks all around the immediate grounds, and the tents lined up on the bank of the stream. Well, if you have been there and have seen the cottages, or if you have only heard of them, you know that by the summer of 1917 Sweet Briar hopes to have the pleasure of owning one. We have heard of the pleasures and benefits to be derived from such an ownership from Jane on all occasions, and the group f girls who have been to Blue Ridge back her up. Girls, if you have not been to Blue Ridge, or it ' you have been there to stay at Robert E. Lee Hall, make arrangements to go hereafter every year of your school life and survey the conference from the superior height of " Sweet Briar Cottage. " BRIAR PATCH JHapBain 1916 llTH roses, red roses ... " An expectant hush fell over the large audience assembled on the steps of Sweet Briar House as these familiar words heralded the coming of the May Queen of nineteen- sixteen. The singing girls, clad in flowing Grecian gowns, began to form into two lines to make a path for her. First came the court, with slow, measured steps, and finally the Queen herself. Wild enthusiasm greeted her, and her adoring subjects courtesied low as she passed through their ranks. After her crowning there were dances and songs for her pleasure, and then she passed again through the double file of girls, and so ended the first part of the May Day celebration. The scene changed. The audience, once more expectant, was scattered over the green slope that is the " orchestra " and " boxes " combined of Sweet Briar ' s natural theater, the Dell. Our versatile Queen came dancing through the trees as " Life " in " The Masque of Life and Happiness, " a dance pageant which was pre- sented by the students of the college and the academy as a substitute for the May Day dance, which was omitted this year. Straight into the realms of Fairyland " Life " led us in her quest for " Happiness. " whom she found at last, disguised as a humble shepherd. So drew to a close one of Sweet Briar ' s loveliest Mav Davs. FETE IX HONOR OF THE QUEEN OF MAY The Queen of May Rebecca Stout The Maid of Honor Grace MacBain Presenter of the Scepter Margaret Banister Presenter of the Garland Hildegarde Storey the court Louise Palin Janetta Fit Hugh Mary Barber Martha Walker Marguerite Lewis Catherine Marshall Antoinette Camp Leslie McCarten Grace Mountcastle Elizabeth Davis flower girls Anne Y ' alentine Constance Russell .Martha Dardex Margaret Schmidt 166 BBIAR PATCH A MASQUE OF LIFE AND HAPPINESS COMMITTEE Rebecca Stout, Chairman Miss GasCOIGNE ANTOINETTE CAMP Laura Wheeler CAST Happiness n. T „ r T . ' Kcth .Matrice Lire t) v Kebecca Stout Youth Catherine Marshall t;u ! t - v - Leslie McCarten I nue T e " " Lol " SE Bennett 1 ruth Time ' ' Antoinette Camp Pride T ,. T , t v . Julie barber 3111 ■ ' VlVIENNE BaRKALOW Wealth Virginia McEwan Flattery _ Ellen Howison And Youths, Maidens, Hours. lt 7 Rebecca Stout tH program of Commencement Cmctsrs JUNE THIRD TO SIXTH. NINETEEN-SIXTEEN Saturday, Jink Third 4:00 to 0:00 p. m. — Garden Party. 7:30 p. m. — Recital by Students of Music Department. Sunday, June Fourth 10:00 a. m. — Baccalaureate Service. Sermon by Dr. James Robert Howerton, LI.. D., Professor of Philosophy. Washington and Lee University. 7:15 p. m. — Step singing. Monday, June Fifth 10:30 a. m. — Commencement Exercises. Address by Dr. Hugh Black. Union Theological Seminary, New York. 2:30 p. m. — Alumnae Meeting. 8:00 p. m. — Presentation of " As You Like It " by Dramatic Association in the Dell. Tuesday, June Sixth 10:30 a. m. — Class Day. 1:00 p. m. — Presentation of the pageant " A Masque of Life and Happiness " in the Dell. S:00 p. m. — Presentation of " The Man from Mexico " by the Alumnae Association. 170 BRIAR PATCH Crje Senior $arOen party, 1916 ' Sure, ' tis Fairyland — there can be no doubt ! Else what can all this be about? There are soft lights and music and perfume and flowers — Things that are found just in Fairyland bowers! There are girls dressed in gowns of the filmiest sort ; There is gay repartee and happy retort. The garden has bloomed in a most mystic way ; It never looked thus in the bright light of day ! Oh, tell me, I pray you, tell what it may be. " ' Don ' t you know? ' Tis our Seniors ' Garden Party! " G. E. S., If 172 BRIAR PATCH Ct)c rfftnai Pap AIR and Honored Gentlefolk: Wee pray you Welcome to this most Pleasant and Excellent Concerted Comedie of " As You Like It, " as it hathe long since been Sundree Times publickely acted by His Majesties servants under Master Wm. Shakespeare. But for our playinge, wee would have you of your Curtesie remember how wee bee none of His Majesties skil ' d actors of London Gitie, but a weare companie of Sclioller-Plaiers made bolde to byd You to this Pre-sentiment onlee by the Love wee beare to our Famous Scenicke Poet and of the pitie wee hold of alle Lamentable Lovres. And here in our goode Greenwode shall be enacted the Misadventures of Banished Lords and Ladys; here they shall mete and woo and wed. And so wee crie You Mercie. Friends; heare us with Favour for the Love You beare Gentle William Shakespeare. Actus Primus Actus Seci ndu Actus Truths Actus Quartus Actus Quintus (Scena prima: Orchard of Oliver ' s House (Scena secunda: Lawn before Duke ' s Palace (Scena prima: Lawn before Duke ' s Palace Scena secunda : Forest of Arden [Scenae omnes: In the Forest of Arden I " The Gods (Jive L ' s Joy " At Sweet Briar College in the month of June. Anno Domini MCMXVI. Music in the play is by Mistress Forbush. Mistress Russell, Mistress Nelson, Mistrt liar d Mistn Kincheloe. COMMITTEE Vivienne Barkalow, Chairman Eleanor Smith. Stage Manager Marianne Martin, Mistress of Wardrobe. Edith Forbush Virginia McEwan 173 BRIAR PATCJ- epcmorp Do you remember a rose you gave me. dear. In the days of auld lang syne? Its petals are withered and dried and sere. And only the dust is mine. A fragrance still lingers among the dead leaves In tlie jar where the petals lie. Like the ghost of your love still hides in my heart. A shadow of days gone by. Love once was blooming as blossomed the rose. Though both have faded away : The fragrance of memory hangs o ' er them still. And the dreams of yesterday. § 5 o 175 f BRIAR PATCH 7 -a BRIAR PATCH " ualitp Street ' I HE Senior Class is to be congratulated on their production of the amusing comedy, " Quality Street. " The cast was very well chosen, and worked together with remarkable smoothness and sympathy. Even the minor parts had been carefully studied and well carried out. Phoebe ' s suitors, as played by Henrietta Crump, Genie Steele, Florence Freeman, and Louise Hammond, were a most amusing group. Rachel Lloyd and Ruth Mcllravy were delightfully natural, and rendered the two old maids very realistically and vividly. Mary Whitehead, as Phoebe ' s friend, made a very attractive contrast to the vivacious little heroine. Virginia Sandmeyer was an excellent soldier, and it is greatly to be regretted that the servant girl (Delia May Gilmore) could not have had him. But the outstanding feature of the play was the splendid work of Jane Henderson, Martha Darden. and Lucile Barrow. Jane Henderson was particularly happy in her rendering of the old maid sister, and there was a great deal of humor and pathos cleverly mingled in her work. Her excellent handling of a difficult mathematical situation did credit to her Sweet Briar training. Lucile Barrow made a most convincing hero, and showed real humor and sincerity in her portrayal of the part. Phoebe, witli or without the curls, triumphant or repentant, was always a most adorable little heroine, and held the sympathy of her audience from first to last. The members of the dancing class made a very charming group, and were most natural. The quaint costumes and the pretty setting added much to the effect of the whole production, which was so perfect in detail that it will not soon be forgotten. 177 3 t )t Bazaar j " S S the good Caliph Haroun al Rashid cautiously opened the door and. secure in his good disguise, slipped in, he was almost stunned by the noise. All around him were booths, but like none he had ever seen. At one end he recognized maidens clad in the garb of Japan, but these others — who could they be ? And as he pressed toward them he looked curiously at the flimsy daintiness spread out around them. " Vogue Shop. " he read. Were these wondrous, soft things Vogues? he wondered. They had said it was a bazaar, but he had never bee n so confused, so hustled to and fro in the dear, dirty old bazaar at home. And such a mob! It swayed back and forth; now it seemed .as though it danced, but so strangely: now it paused, and breathlessly it watched some one who wrote on a board. He decided it must be the latest price lists, and many were pleased by it. but what could it mean? Wilson 44 — how they shouted and beat upon a huge ball ! Now they had stopped. Some one was speaking and holding up a big. round cake, and saying that the Juniors had won it. What were they? The confused murmurs of " the Juniors took the cake " reached his ears. Perhaps they were genii, clever wizards; but where were they? He would like to do them homage. Then, suddenly, he remembered his great life purpose and looked about, searching for some one to help by h is munificent gifts. At last he chose a disconsolate maiden, and spoke to her almost timidly, asking if he could assist her by anything in his power. Her face brightened. At last he had found some one to help. " Can you hesitate? " came the swift inquiry. " Hesitate, " he murmured. " Fair maid, I have heard many marvels, but not this one. Perhaps it is some strange custom, and — - " but she was gone at his first word. He looked about at hurrying, happy throngs. No, he could do nothing for any of these. He had better go back to Bagdad. But how did one hesitate? US JUNIOR BOOTH SENIOR BOOTS f 8B1AR PATCH Qj Iru. WM 3„ y 180 " A BRIAR PATCH rf — " J J ■ 1 If j J 1 . . J J j j- j rj Jl »- •U " »-l. OLyJ. £-£ dp tt] 4. ■£?) -it;, t-f tH g- f % j - 1 r Fi i -4 -J J r r f — j j — — i — — «► -.- 181 f BHIAR PATC: April 1, 1947. Dear Margaret: I have just received your letter, and I write you at once to tell you that I think vour idea a splendid one. Tell the girls I shall be delighted to help them in repeat- ing the f amous S. B. musical comedy. Nothing like it has ever been produced, and a revival of " The Butterfly " will be a splendid celebration of Alumna ' Day on our fiftieth anniversary. I know that none of the girls who witnessed the first presenta- tion will miss it if they can help it. I will describe it as I can, but, though my recollection of it is extremely vivid, you had better consult Miss Barkalow. the original manager. She will be able to tell you all the details. You can get the original manuscript copy of the book from Miss Lucile Barrow, who wrote it. Tell those who are taking part to consult the girls who created the parts. This is especially true of the leading character. Tin- role of the young American hero was played by Lucile Barrow herself leading for Martha Darden as the fair Butterfly, the neglected heroine whose patience was eventually rewarded. Try to imitate as well as you can the splendid work they did 182 BRIAR ' CH in these parts. Then there was Dorothy Whitley as the stenographer. Ask her to give you an exact description of her costume, and be sure to copy it carefully. It was well worth it. I hope you have left plenty of time to practice the dancing. The famous Pavlowa solo in the second act was danced by Josephine Becker. As you know, it was the most applauded feature of this famous dancer ' s recent engagement in Paris. In the first act Miss Freeman and Miss Baugher, who became the successors of the Vernon Castles, gave a modern dance, and Miss Krause and Miss Herlev did some clever character dancing. Be sure to choose the prettiest and most graceful girls in college for the chorus. Some one had better run over to Paris and look around for the costumes. If they are carefully chosen I fancy you may equal the chorus of 1917. but do work hard, for you have undertaken a real task. Miss Barkalow will be able to tell you where they found the exquisite Japanese setting used in the last act. If you do not rind copies of the famous arias, such as " Poor Butterfly. ' ' you had better write at once to the well-known composers who wrote them especially for that opera. Well. I have written you a very long letter, but I was carried away by memories of that wonderful night and quite forgot myself in my enthusiasm. Try very hard to do justice to the task you have undertaken. Affectionately. Mother. extract from ti)e 4 g Voeet Briar TOceklp Scream " Last Saturday our old friend Si Smith, of the Lake farm, took his wife and daughter to the circus. We never should have expected him to condescend to these light and frivolous tilings, but he reports a great improvement since his young days in both the performance and the audience. " Yes, sir, " he told our representative, " they ain ' t nothin ' like what I remember em. We went at night. The ring was in a big room all lit up, and there was a crowd of ladies there. Mavbe there was some men, too, but I didn ' t set eyes on any. The ringmaster was a tall, " cool-lookin ' feller, calm and quiet, and he sure did make things hum. First he made a speech, and then the band came on. I like a band to make a real good noise, and they sure did that. It fair made a feller ' s head hum. nd he had clowns, and they was the cleverest things, and you wouldn ' t ' a ' thought there was a bone in their bodies. One was so fat I never could tell which end was up, ' cep ' when I seen his face. And there was the most ferocious elerphunt. He had to be led in by a keeper. I was afeerd o ' him, sorter, but Sal she wanted to pet him. Says as how lie was a Republercan darlin ' — whatever that is, but Sal she ' s got book l ' arnin ' , she has. And there was a strong man, too. It fair made my eyes bug out when I seen him lift them orful weights. " But, by gum, the best thing was the gals that danced and rode horses. How she could jump on and off them turrible horses I don ' t know, but she did. And them dancers was jes ' as purty. There was two orful little ones in green and pink. They ' d kick up so high you ' d think they was never comin ' down, and, by heck, it was fine to watch ' em gals in short dresses runnin ' round. I jes ' didn ' t want ever to stop lookin ' at em. And eat— by golly, how Sal did tuck inter the peanuts and ice-cream. I cal ' lated she never rcas comin ' home. Yes. I ' m fur that circus every time. It was fust class. " 0 ' 184 BfilAR PATCH Cbc torm The sky is blue; the day so fair; peace fills the earth. Across the azure sea above float gay. white sails, And lovers walk, and maidens muse. And mothers smile upon their stalwart sons. A rumble low! A threatening cloud! A swift, dread wind! The sky has fast grown dark, and warning gives. But lovers laugh, and maidens sing. And mothers tremble for their stalwart sons! The sky is black; the drops fall fast; the storm has come! A flash! A hush! A canon ' s roar! And lovers part, and maidens weep, And mothers pray, pray for their stalwart sons. The sky is blue; the day so fair: grief fills the land. The storm had raged, then died away. Few lovers walk, and maidens sigh, All. where. () mothers, are your stalwart sons? G. E. Sollitt. 187 4M Bl l MlL ; a£r lJ H £j iWI « fc W Wn2 bKIL U ■P3 BBIAB PATCH Members Helen Johnston Gwendolyn Barrett Ida Massie Ernestine Httter Margaret McVey Virginia Ellington Alice Webster Marianne Martin Elizabeth Woodard Mattie Hammond Louise Hammond ClLLA GlGGENHEIMER Mary Whitehead Janetta FitzHugh Elizabeth Embrey Hannah Keith Mildred Thompson Virginia Jones Elizabeth Hull Stella Gwynn Madeline Bigger Henrietta Crump Emma Adams Douglass Chelf Martha Darden Mary Hatton Josephine Payne Isabel Luke Lucia Allen Gladys Lynn Bertha Pfisteb Lucile Barrow Elizabeth Eggleston Frances Henderson Jane Henderson Julia Guilbert Maria Adkins Jean Blair Catherine Phlegar Dorothy Smith Miss Peele Miss Timberlake Mr. Worthington Miss Eraser Miss Sparrow Miss H utter 189 j£rto lorfc Out) Officers RUTH McILRAVY President JULIA BARBER Vice-President MARY S. REED Secretary and Treasurer Members Julia Barber, New York City Dorothy Bird. Mount Vernon Florence Freeman, Mount Vernon Katherine Kemp. 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" Colors: White and Gold Flower: Jonquil Officers President GRACE MILNE Chattanooga Sec. and Treas SOPHIA EZZELL Nashville embers Margaret Hunt, Chattanooga Adele I.oivry. Chattanooga Ethel Milne, Chattanooga Grace Milne, Chattanooga Sophia Ezzell, Nashville Elizabeth Mills. Clarksville 193 BRIAR PATCH jHisstsstppi rfeansas Chit Colors: White and Green Motto: Buy a bale Officers CORNELIA CARROLL President GENIE M. STEELE Vice-President MARY COWAN Secretary ELEANOR STEELE Treasurer 05cm tiers Mildred Banks, Hernando, Miss. Alcyone Montor, Fort Worth. Ark. Rtsse Blanks, Vicksburg, Miss. Priscilla Powell, Camden, Ark. Cornelia Carroll. Clarksdale, Miss. Elizabeth Rogers, Shelby, Miss. Mary Cowan, Vicksburg, Miss. Genie M. Steele, Columbus, Miss. Elizabeth Holmes, Hernando, Miss. Eleanor Steele, Columbus, Miss. Katherine Kemper, Vicksburg. Miss. it)onorarp Members Miss F annie T. Carroll, Little Rock, Ark. Mrs. Clement T. Goode, Lone Oak. Ark. 1 BRIAR PATCH Ccxas Chtl) Officers OLIVE BURTON President MARY JOHNS Vice-President EVELYN REDFIELD Secretary MILDRED MEEK Treasurer embers Katherine Armstrong, Paris Marie Hefley, Fort Worth Laura Burton. Fort Worth Beatrice Henry, Del Rio Olive Burton, Fort Worth Margaret High. Paris Mar.iorie Campbell. San Antonio Mary Johns. Austin Louise Casey. Dallas Geraldine Jones, Gainsville Catherine Coolidge, San Antonio Alva Kuykendall, Cherokee Ray Davenport, San Antonio Frances Kuykendall, Cherokee Frances Earnest, Dallas Margaret Lofton, Fort Wortli Ellen Farrar. Houston Mildred Meek, Houston Alma Harrison. Houston Alexa Rhea, Dallas Beverly Hall. Laredo Virginia Sandmeyer, Houston 195 ©fficcrs DAISY BULLARD President JOSEPHINE FOSTER lice-President ROSAEIE WEAVER Secretary and Treasurer jTIoriDa Daisy Bullard Cardelle Williams Anna Davis Geraldine Ball Georgia Elizabeth Cofield Sarah Sheffield Louise Hilton Nina Wf.k hsklb aim Maury Crawford Dorothy Hilton aiatuima Josephine Foster Julia Cooke Rosalie Weaver 196 f wa ©meets INEZ SKILLERN President VIVIENNE BARKALOW Vice-President DOROTHY NEAL Secretary embers Vivienne Barkai.ow, Denver, Colo. Meryl Barry. American Falls. Idaho Phoshe Dye. Salt Lake City, Utah Dorothy Fisher. Denver. Colo. Flora Lewis. Denver. Colo. Dorothy Neal, Boise. Idaho Vera Hope Neidig. Vernon, Iowa Madeline Sacks. Denver, Colo. Inez Skillern, Boise, Idaho Margaret Spengel, Denver, Colo. Martha Stevenson, Wallace. Idaho Elizabeth Wright. Omaha. Neb. Verna Tuck Neidig. Vernon, Iowa ll}onoraq Member Miss Pryor. Council Bluffs. Iowa 197 Officers President ELMYRA PENNYP ACKER Phoenixville Vice-President— MARIE LOUISE DUNHAM Germantown Sec. and ZYeas.— CAROLINE J. SHARPE Wilkes-Barre Qfjem tiers Jessie Bennett, Scranton Sarah Evans, Philadelphia Anna Faucus ; Pittsburgh Alice Hogg, Pittsburgh Mary C. Hogg, Pittsburgh Eleanor Ji-dge, Mansfield Gertrcde Kintzing, Hanover Joan Lippincott. Germantown Katherine McClaYj Pittsburgh Dorothy Nes. Lancaster lj)onorarp Member Mi Anna W. Kvtzner, Wilkes-Barre 198 BHiAR PATCH Officers ILOE BOWERS President MARGARET REED Vice-President MARY VIRGINIA CRABBS Secretary and Treasurer embers Margaret Reed, Milwaukee. Wis. Ri ! th Hays, Milwaukee. Wis. Theda Studlev, Milwaukee. Wis. Gertrude Pauley, Milwaukee, Wis. C ' orinne Loney, Superior. Wis. Ri ' TH Sheldon, Muskegan, Mich. Mary Virginia Crai Frances Wild, Indianapolis, Ind. Dorothy Wallace, Veedersburg, Ind. Helen Bishop, Logansport, Ind. Katherine Kantz. Kokomo, Ind. Shirley Brand, Kokomo, Ind. Iloe Bowers, Kirklin, Ind. Crawfordsville. Ind. 199 • " B-BIAR PATCH c« Officers MARY BISSELI President CHARLOTTE SEAVER Secretary and Treasurer Julia Barber Mary Bissell Louise Case Miss Fisk Janetta FitzHugh ROSANNE GlLMORE ClLLA Gl ' GGENHEIMER Dr. Harley Mrs. Hills 00emt)cr0 Miss Howland Miss McVea Margaret McVey Marianne Martin Miss Morenis Dorothy Neal Miss Nei ' ffer Bertha Pfister Miss Pryor Virginia Sandmeyer Charlotte Seaver Miss Simrall Inez Skillern Miss Sparrow Dorothy Wallace Dr. G. E. Walker Dr. W. Walker 200 , a BRIAR PATCH BRIAR PATCH BRIAR PATCH HTS or THE UARLIEHDR5L " Buck Up, Benedict, and Bid the Blues Begone " Officers 1). M. GILMORE Great Groaner MARSH AI.I Mad Moaner Members Paralytic Pratt Ankle Smasher Pryor Rheumatic Case St. Vitus Reed Limping Lowm n Halting Henderson Spavined Steele Feeble Freeman Wabbly Walker Palsied Pennypacker Spascot Fleay Frank 200 ,wa - THC GOCGLGVes Motto: " Seeing is believing " SDfficcrs OLIVE BURTON President ELIZABETH WOODARD Vice-President AGNES QUINERLY Secretary HELEN BEESON Treasurer embers Helen Beeson " Pa " Goggleyes Martha Darden " Ma " Goggleyes Julia Barber Big eyes Olive Bi ' rton Little eyes Louise Case Id 1 ' ' eyes Carolyn Freiberg Ideal eyes Corinne Gibbon Idol eyes Catherine Marshall Cat eyes Agnes Quinerlv Raggy eyes Elizabeth Woodard Fascinating eyes Henrietta Crump P°P e . vcs Martha Walker Special eyes Virginia Sandmeyer Sandy eyes Inez Skillern Bright eyes Vivienne Bark alow Busy eyes Juliann White hill Glass eyes Marion Peele Loving eyes IDonorarp QDem er Miss Mag McVey K t !1££ % Sweet Briar Menagerie ,M BHIAR PATCH ,wa BHiAR PATCH POLLY " A Poster In bright Colors — lied, blue, yellow, green — Stood In front of A Movie. The words Upon the Poster Read: ' Come and see Polly Bissell Out-Vampire Theda Bara In ' The Perils of Polly ' Or ' The Broken Betrothal Of the Bashful Bookshop Beauty ' . 2 l BHIAR PATCH HENRIETTA ' Henry " Started low — As a Mistress of the Wardrobe In a Ten-Cent Show. But her Talents Were not to be Hidden ! Caruso discovered her Voice In Spite of the Way She concealed It at College, And the Next day She became a Prima Donna. 213 ik rrrrrn BRIAR PATCH MARTHA Martha Was a gay Little Tiling. We thought that she would Marry. But she didn ' t ! Some one Said She was a Book Agent, But they must have been Mistaken ; I saw her behind a Counter. Selling Lysle hose ! 215 BBIAB PATCH liMiT-i-. ' - ' - ■ aBpHHIlMMI BRIAR PATCH JANE I gaze and Gaze, And Others gaze, too. Who Is this Beauteous Belle Of the Breezy Beach? So Surrounded is she by Admirers That one Can Not approach her! What would she Do Should a venturesome Wave Splash on her Suit and Spoil it. I wonder? There comes one Now ! Up she Jumps ! Tis our Jane. 217 BRIAR PATCH RACHEL Rachel Was so Very quiet That we weren ' t Sure She Had a Tongue. She Had— But she Scorned to Waste her Efforts On Us. She probably Knew She would Need all her Voice When sin- was an I. W. W. Agitator, Speaking At Madison Square. 219 BBIAB PATCH RUTH Ruth Certainly put One Over On Us ! We wonder Who did send her Those letters? (There was a Special Every Day !) If she sent them To Herself She wasted Her Time, Because She is Now the Oldest Inhabitant of The Home for Respectable Indigent Maiden Ladies, And they Say She is Constantly in Need of A Dentist ! 221 ■M BRIAR PATCH BERTHA Bertha Had High Ambitions To become a Social Worker, But it did not Pay. And. besides, she Changed her Mind, And decided she ' d Make A Bigger success As a Dance Starter at Bustanaby ' s. That is Why There is One Less missionary In the World. Isn ' t it a Beast-lv shame? 223 BRIAR PATCH BRIAR PATCH " SANDY " Tis plain to See That our Beloved Virginia Was never meant To be a Leader. (She merely had us fooled!) Some August day She will find her Haven In a snug Chaise Longue, With a Pomeranian Nestled in her Arm. She has a Husband In the Background. O " Sandy " ! Little we Thoug You would be The Pampered Pet Of a Popular Plutocrat ! 225 BRIAR PATCH BRIAR PATCH IXEZ " Skilly " Can it Be We ever were so Familiar As to eall Her " Skilly " ? She is now Working In Collaboration with Miss Kutzner as a Translator and Lecturer In Deutsche. Her best-known and Most Difficult Work Is her Translation of the Sweet Briar Annual of Nineteen-Seventeen. 227 BRIAR PATCH GEXIE We thought G-e-n-i-e Spelled G-e-n-i-u-s. And So we sent her Forth To Make her Name! ' Twas too. too had ! The Nation wouldn ' t Take Her work — because It was too good. And So she Got a Peeve And wrote a Movie Scenario. They asked her to Move on. As Printer ' s devil, next Her Fatal Beauty spoiled the Harmon-v Of the Office, and she was Fired Again ! Our Last Report had her showing her Talent as a Charwoman. This is the fate of Genius! BRIAR PATCH ' jsss s MARY Mary Has two Charms. She uses Them In reading Mail and Males. And they have Won her A new Name. It is Mrs. Seamee Flvrtte. Of Divorce Court Fame. 231 ■ H BRIAR PATCH Be Eeinis Collfgtt I was reading Wordsworth: — " The world is too much with us; late and soon. Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers : Little we see " But at this point there was a knock at my door and the philoso- pher entered. " Well, " he said, " what do yon think should he done about it? " " What! " I exclaimed, " don ' t you know? " " I must confess, " he said, sadly, as he began to exercise peri- patetically about the narrow confines of my room, his characteristic long, white beard oscillating gently as he walked, " I must confess that, in spite of several years of rather profound meditation, I can see no immediate prospect of a solution. " " But, my dear old fellow, " 1 patronized sweetly, " it ' s quite simple. One need only go to a few of these English essayists, such as we read in Freshman English, to find a remedy for all the infirmi- ties of society. " " Tell me, " he said, humbly, " the rising generation is indeed ex- traordinary. ' () fortunati adulescens ' ! " " Well, you see, " I began glibly, " according to Kuskin, Carlyle and Matthew Arnold — they all knew — the salvation of the race de- pends on — on the dissemination of education, on reading books and sitting in gardens and letting one ' s influence work. Especially must we let ' reason and the will of God ' " " And did he say, " gently inquired the Philosopher, " what ' rea- son and the will of God ' might be? " " Er — no, that is, not exactly. But, anyhow, what they all mean is that education makes culture and culture will — will — stop the ' get- ting and spending ' evil. " 232 BRIAR PATCH " Ah, I begin to understand, " said the Sage, and with a magnifi- cent gesture that included all the sordid, money-grubbing world, " von have come here to be educated and cultured so as to uplift that. The last time I saw yon was, I think, in — er — your youth, back up there in the mountains, in summer. Yon are strangely changed since then, ' broadened, ' I suppose yon would call it. But enlighten me concern- ing this higher education of yours that is to accomplish so much; I have had no opportunity of seeing it from the undergraduate view- point and I think methods have changed somewhat since my day. " " Oh, of course, " I triumphed, " the world must progress, and progress means change, and if we didn ' t change, why, we ' d he out of date in no time — and then where woidd we be? " " I really cannot venture to say, " he said a trifle impatiently, " but this college course of yours, divested of all its theories, of exactly what does it consist? " Before I could frame an answer, however, lie had picked a text-book from my desk and was running through the table of contents. " This, I perceive, " he said at length, " is intended to in- struct one in the art of expositional writing. ' The Nature of Exposi- tion, the Processes of Exposition ' subheads ' Definition and Analysis. ' What is the difference between definition and analysis? " " Why, " I explained, " Definition defines it and Analysis analyzes it; they are — are — processes of exposition! " " I see; " then he resumed, " ' Functions of Exposition. ' I suppose ' Processes ' disensses the processes of it and ' Functions ' the functions of it! Under ' Functions ' I find ' Presentation. Interpretation and Interpretative Presentation. ' That last is the most incomprehensible of all, but I will not trouble yon to explain it, thank yon. I merely call your attention to the fact that it is a sub-subdivision of a sub- division of a division of discourse. I have not the courage to explore further ramifications. I thought this book concerned literature, but it must be a treatise on anatomical vivisection. On page fifteen I read, ' Interpretation of a particular person or object is exposition, ' 233 PB1AR PATCH and on page one hundred twenty-eight, ' Narration used for the pur- pose of interpretation is the commonest form of interpretative presentation, ' and all the while I am told that exposition and narra- tion are easily to he distinguished from one another! It is rather hewildering, hut without doubt excessively educative. " " I suspect you think you ' re clever with your caustic abuse, " I said crossly, " hut the hours I ' ve spent in digging up your dead old Latin ought to please you, at least. " " Ah, classic tongue, " he murmured, " vehicle of the noblest thoughts! What know you of her grammar? " " Here, " I replied, " is one of the most recent and technical and scientific treatises by a modern professor of distinguished attain- ments. " He opened Bennett at random and read, " ' Nisi, ' unless, negatives the entire protasis, si non a single word : as — ' I should be hard-hearted unless I loved you, but I should he hard-hearted if I did not love you. ' What exquisite drivel! Can these infidel moderns not he content " with making their own plebeian tongue ridiculous that they must butcher one they are incapable of comprehending? Listen to the sublime im- pertinence of this creature, who lucidly remarks, ' Distinguish carefully between etsi, although, and etsi, even if! " He paused a moment anil then said with forced calmness. " Girl, construe for me, if you can, some lines from the divine Vergil. " " It is plain to be seen, " I rejoined hotly, " that your reason is suf- fering from senile debility! Certainly, I can read your stupid Vergil with perfect ease. " And turning to the .Lneid, I read fluently, " And now on the other hand already the Trojans down from the turrets of the tops of the coverings of the roofs of their houses with which now seeing themselves nevertheless in the last extremity they prepare to defend themselves in the final catastrophe with those weapons and they tumble down the gilded rafters the lofty decorations of their ancient parents " 234 BRIAR PATCH " Stop! " he gasped. " This is sacrilege! Are your stunted sensi- bilities entirely impervious to outrage! 1 What — what else have you learned? " " Thus much, " 1 boasted: " In Biology I have learned to dissect a squid; Biology, you know, is one of our most cultural influences — it, it helps to make life beautiful. And in History of Art I learned to keep a neat notebook and to tell the Corinthian c apitol. Sparta, wasn ' t it, from the Doric, which was Athens; in Psychology I have learned to manipulate a stojj-watch : and in History I have mastered the mys- teries of the card index in the Library; furthermore, in French I have acquired the ability to write the most mysterious of all secret codes, that which is called phonetics. Xot so bad for a Freshman, you must admit. " The Philosopher sat him down in a low chair before the fire and motioned me to a stool by his side. He gazed for a little at the glow- ing embers and then spoke. " My child, " he said, " I feel I must ask your pardon for the attitude I have seemed to assume. The truth is, I have been proceeding on a false hypothesis, and what I took for a sort of shallow depravity on your part was nothing in the world but, forgive me, callow, callow youth. You see, I am being quite frank! But there is something I feel I must say to you for your soul ' s good: disabuse your mind of the idea that you and your ' college culture ' can regenerate the world. The system itself is as yet too imperfect and the material it handles too often unresponsive. If you should ever be in danger of acquiring intellectual conceit, remember that it is the least worthy of all conceits, for it is born of a quality that ought to know better! Now, what is really amiss with the world that your poet says is ' too much with us late and soon ' is this " — and he settled himself contentedly with an air that gave me to understand that he was coming to the point of his whole visit. " The modern tendency has been to swing too far from the classic ideal toward foolish self-confidence and 235 BRIAR PATCH a craving for the novel and un Yes, assuredly, he was treading familiar ground, this was an oft-rehearsed subject and all the fore- going conversation had been but a preamble, " — one has only to ob- serve the neglect with which the pseudo-intellectuals of the day treat the oracular works of the great Hellenists to account for the deca- dent — The peculiar gleam of the monomaniac discoursing on his hobby stole into his eyes. Ah, well, he was getting old and it was hardly surprising that his mind should run in that channel. At any rate, I had given him his opening and now he was certain to carry on this monologue for an indefinite period, whereas I was free to com- mune with my own thoughts. One had to humor the old fellow just like a child. " Callow youth " did he say ' . I might have a few thoughts, myself, on second childhood. The soothing cadence of his voice brought these words to my ear, " And so we see in the Pragmatism of James the last stage of philosophic disintegration which has been un- dermining that noble structure that my colleagues and I " Speak- ing of intellectual conceit! And I ceased to listen. Nevertheless, my mind constantly reverted to our recent conver- sation. I was forced to admit to myself that I did think English text- books an unnecessary evil and the technicalities of Latin grammar car- ried a trifle too far for the wholesome assimilation of an undergraduate as well as the fact that my rendition of the iEneid was depressingly true to life. " But even so, " quoth 1 to myself, launching boldly forth on a Commencement address, " what are such details to the magnifi- cent breadth and enlightenment of our collegiate education? What period of that antiquity he prates of can boast so widespread and democratic a movement toward national culture ' . What has the Age of Pericles to compare with the host of graduates that go forth every year from our schools and colleges to build up academic standards and traditions in the country at large? What, indeed! And as this host increases year by year, how can society help hut he influenced by it? Surely this commercialism that Wordsworth — But in the midst 231) BRIAR PATCH of my oratory, I remembered my book which still lay open at the son- net I had been reading. As 1 picked it up my eyes fell upon these words: — " Great God! I ' d rather be A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn ; So might I, standing on this pleasant lea. Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn ; Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea ; Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn. " " After all, mayhap you are right, Mr. Wordsworth! " I exclaimed mentally; then, closing the volume and leaving my Philosopher dis- coursing earnestly to the fire, I stole softly away. Katherixe Kemp, ' 20. 237 R1AR PATCH Ctje Kltjistlc Seven o ' clock Whistler bleats. Cuddle closer In the sheets. Seven-twenty. Sudden start. Palpitations Of the heart. Leap from bed. Almost froze. One grand dive For the clothes. Seven-thirty. When bell sounds. Rush downstairs In leaps and bounds. ' ( ' ross the arcade. With a shout, .lust in time To be shut out. Faith in Blanche Forever shaken. Good-bye, biscuits. So-long, bacon. 238 ■-■-:: ■ ■i BRIAR PATCH JHiss parroto ' s Class Place — Room 22. Time — Any Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Dramatis Person. : — Miss Caroline Sparrow. Professor of History; twenty History students. Bell rings as curtain rises. In the distance, the tramping of feet; and above, the squealing of a voice calling: " Has the mail come? " Miss Sparrow, seated in center of stage, scarcely visible behind the mounting piles of " Freshman Readings. " Enter groups of students, some reading mail, others in hushed tones discussing Main Whitehead ' s crime. The class falls into their seats. Miss S. {precisely opening class hook): Miss Block, Miss Case — wait a minute. I want you all to answer for two weeks — Block. Case, Eggleston, Turk — (Silence.) Where ' s Turk? She ' s such a cheerful little squirrel. (Enter Turk, loaded with books, and desperately trying to conceal an animal under her sweater. ' ) ( Hell rings. ) Miss S. {apologetically): Hasn ' t the bell rung? I ' m so sorry; I shouldn ' t have begun. Miss S. {frenzied by scuffling with ragged manuscript ) : Where was I? (Dead silence. ) Miss Hammond (after long pause, looking at her last note): You said: " In tin- nature of the case " Miss S. {gratefully snapping Iter fingers): I ' ve got it; but before I take that u]). I ' ve a point I want to make. ( Wildly burrowing in the cliaos on the desk.) Where ' s my Dante? {Appealingly .) Won ' t some one save my life? Miss Case (ic ' itli an A in view, comes to the rescue, drawls): Where did you leave it? I ' ll get it. {Fall of the first hairpin.) Miss S.: I haven ' t the ghost of an idea. (Hanging on the platform by one heel.) (Students ' faces bet ran agonized solicitude.) Miss S.: It ' s on the reserve shelf. Tell Miss Brown I ' ll be responsible. {Exit Case.) 239 BBiAR PATCH Miss S. (tripping from platform): When the Guelphs were driven out of Milan (opening the door.) You-all don ' t know it, but I ' m saving your lives. It may seem cold, but it ' s really stuffy in here. Hammond: What was that last? Luke (frantically writing): The Guelphs saved their lives by opening the door. (Enter Case with the life-saver.) Miss S. : You ' re a dear child. Revolution, you see. was a part of the constitu- tion of Florence. Do you get my point, class? (Fall of the second hairpin.) Hammond: But. Miss Sparrow, I don ' t quite understand about the guilds. Miss S. : Just wait a minute. That ' s my next point. I ' m coming to it later. (Rises and threateningly approaches class, swinging a yardstick dangerously near Meek ' s head. ) Miss S. : Class, open your atlas to " Italy in the 14th Century. ' ' (Leaning on the yardstick, while Eggleston breathlessly calculates the durability of the support.) Miss S. (severely) : Block, I ' ll lend you an atlas if you ' re shameless enough to admit you have not got one. (Fall of third hairpin.) Miss S. : Have you found the place? Do you see Ber-gamo, Ver-celli, Luc-ca. Vi-cenza? (She shuts the door.) Miss S. (making a dash at her notes): .Eneam rejecit; Puim accipit. (Implor- ingly.) Is that the way you pronounce? I was taught the old way. Miss S. (pawing the air frantically) : Miss Hammond, will you put it on the board? You do it so much better than I can. " The great Renaissance Popes were typical " (Bell rings.) Miss S. (making faces, sticking out her tongue): I suppose I ' ll have to let you go. but I don ' t want to. You ' re excused. (Fall of the last hairpin, accomplishing the total collapse of her hair.) ( Curtain) 240 BRIAR PATCH Jnsitic Bopr on t )t i mtorsi M. D. (to C. ( ' .): " Is that new Boat-riglit that just came for Lake Day " ' " C. T. G.: " Which of Elizabethan writers has the most pleasing style ' " M. W. : " M. W. Johnson, by all means. " M. R.: " Have you taken anything for that cold? " R. I..: " Yes. I ' ve taken a hol-ton of medicine already. " Miss C. ( ' .: " What do you mean. Miss L. B., by speaking of Dick Wagner, Ludie Beethoven. Charlie Gounod, and Fred Handel? " L. B.: " Well, you told me to get familiar with the great composers. " E. S.: " I ' ve walked to the monuments this afternoon. " Miss K. : " That so? " E. S.: " Yes. and when I reached the top of the hill I was near dead. " New Girl: " I can see my image in the water. " Old Girl: " You shouldn ' t cast any reflections on such a lake as this. " da v. M. M.: " I haven ' t got a cent left this month. Hope I ' ll be richein this some H. C: " I don ' t ever expect to be Richer, do you? ' V. S.: " Have you heard J. H. ' s latest jo-ke? " H. S. (to V. S.): " How warm can August be? " I. S. : " Oh. be joyful, girls, the male has come! " R. M.: " How ard-uous is the life at school! " R. I..: " Who is ma-de for-rest? C. S.: " P. B. thinks she is. " M. W. : " How is your new suit made? " (i. S.: " Strictly taylor-ed. " E. E.: " How is your Latin? " B. P.: " Beastly. " 241 BB1AB PATCH Miss S. (in Psychology): " Have you ever been to a spiritualist meeting? " M. W.: " Yes. " Miss S.: " How did you like it? " M. W. : " Oh, medium. " •He (at academy dance): " How much do you want for a kiss? " She: " Oh. I ' ll take it at its face value. " First Freshman: " You look sad. " Second Freshman: " Yes. I ' m troubled with malaria. " First Freshman: " That so? " Second Freshman: " Yes. I misspelled it on a quiz and Miss Howland gave me D.- Mr. Goode (reading Macbeth): " Hang out our banners on the outward walls: the cry is still, ' They come ' . " Mirth among the Juniors. Mr. Goode: " Isn ' t that the way it reads? " C. C: " No. no, on the refectory ceiling or on the big tree. " M. A.: " I ' m doing light work at present. " F. L. : " What sort? " M. A.: " Collecting my thoughts. " A Dime: " I ' ve been all over the world. What have you been doing? " A Nickel (apologetically): " I ' ve had a pretty slow time. I ' ve been in Oettinger ' s pocket-book since September. " Group of girls gathering mistletoe. F. C: " I ' m not a very good shot, but I often hit the bull ' s eye. " F. P.: " Did you blind him? " .1. I ' .: " I beg your pardon. I didn ' t mean to step on your foot. " ,1. F.: " That ' s all right. I walk on them myself. " It was midnight. " Wow. wow, wow. wow. " wailed the baby. " Four bawls and I walk. " responded the ball-player Daddy in mutual distress. — Four-Leaf Clover. " A man learns most who begins at the bottom, " remarked the Parlor Philosopher. " How about the fellow who ' s learning to swim? " — Judye. BR1AB PATCH Some people art ' born great; otliers grate upon us. — Columbia Jester. Red. sauntering into dining-room, hands in pockets, mannish hat pulled down over eyes. M. H.: " Mr. Redfield, take off your hat in the presence of ladies. " Red (caustically): " I don ' t see any ladies present. " Mr. Worthington: " Donnez-moi le.i quatres saisons. " J. W. : " Selle, jouriie, vinaigre, moutarde. " E. S.: " You ' ve not been to church to-day. have you? " I. W.: " Yes. Why? " E. S. : " You don ' t look as if you ' d been asleep lately. " Hkakd on the Basket-Ball Field Miss 1 ' . approaches the goal. V. B.: " Shoot! " .Miss 1 ' .: " Shoot what? " .1. H. (in French exam): " I feel just like St. Paul; ' I count not myself to have apprehended. " President MacCracken: " The Virginia railway train has conclusively proved the old contention of the philosophers that a body, while in motion, may remain in one place. " V. S. (opening the door of the Junior Study and rinding the staff of the Briar Patch): " Why. 1 thought there was somebody here. " Heard in Current Events First Girl: " Why is a speech like a wheel? " Second Girl: " Well, why is it? " First Girl: " The longer the spoke, the greater the tire. " Freshman (to very voung woman in Mr. (ioode ' s office): " Are you a Fresh- man, too? " Young Woman (blushing, and Mr. Goode blushing): " No — I ' m. I ' m — Mrs. Goode. " Painter (stopping before door): " Could you tell me if that is the Miss Busy who lives in Lynchburg? I ' ve heard that there is a young lady by that name here. " Sttdent: " No, Miss S. lives in there. " Painter: " Yes, but Miss Busv has her name on the door. " HAVE YOU A PET PEEVE? HAVE YOU A PET PEEVE? BBIAR PATCH (With apol Cf)c IBells ogies to Edgar Allan Poe) Hear the loud alarum bells — fire bells! What a tale of fire-drills their turbulency tells! In the startled eye of night. See the captain flash her Light. Too well disciplined to talk. Two by two they all must walk Down the hall. Out into the chilly dampness And the freezing winds of night. With a dumb expostulation At this silly pseudo-fright. Calling higher, higher, higher. With a desperate desire And a resolute endeavor. Leaders call the roll forever Underneath the pale-faced moon. The bells, bells, bells ! What a tale their jangling tells Of despair. How they clang and clash and roar ! What discomfort they outpour On the bosom of the palpitating air ! Yet the chief, she fully knows Of the wheezing and the sneezing. How the coughing ebbs and flows ! Little microbes flit and whirl Midst the shaking and the quaking Of the crepe de chine clad girl. Oh. the fussing and the fuming At the pesky fire bells, At the bells, bells, bells. At the sleep-destroying, comfort-robbing bells. TM BftlAfi PATCH EXAA5 The chamois is valuable for its feathers, the whale for its kerosene oil. The feminine gender of friar is toastress. Geometry teaches us how to bisect angels. There were no Christians among the early Gauls. They were mostly lawyers. Climate is caused by the emotion of the earth around the sun. The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and the out- sides have been taken off. A blizzard is the inside of a hen. A vacuum is a large, empty space where the Pope lives. A circle is a round, straight line with a hole in the middle. When Cicero delivered his oration he was a prefix. George Washington married Martha Custis, and in due time became the father of his country. Sixtv gallons make one hedge hog. The alimentary canal is located in northern Indiana. The rosetta stone was a missionary to Turkey. The government of England is a limited mockery. Georgia was founded by people who had been executed. A mountain range is a large cook stove. A mountain pass is a pass given by the railroad to its employees, so that they can spend their vacation in the mountains. Achilles was dipped in the river Styx to make him immoral. Gravitation is that if there were none we should fly away. The first governor of Massachusetts was Mr. Salem Witchcraft. Pompeii was destroyed by an eruption of Saliva from the Vatican. Weapons of the Indian — bow, arrow, tomahawk, and war whoop. Typhoid fever is prevented by fascination. — N. Y. State E.rams. BBIAB PATCH QWitt to rtr 3Lo )florn (Address all communications to Mrs. Iva Mann. 23 Mutual Love Insurance Building, Hartsville. Connectitup.) Mrs. Iva Manx: I am a young girl of 21. very pretty and attractive. My friends are all jealous of the attention the fellows pay me. Is it my fault? As my family is not in affluent circumstances. I feel it is my duty as the eldest of eight children to lighten the burden of my aged parents by marrying as soon as possible. Do tell me which one I ought to marry. Sometimes I think I love Spence, but Lisles is such a lovely name. Blue Eyes. Blue Eves: No. it is not your fault that you are popular, but don ' t let it turn your head. As to your marriage, do not be influenced by the beauty of a name. Let your heart decide. Please let me know your decision, as I am deeply interested in your perplexity. Miss. Iva Mann. Mrs. Iva Mann: Does the wearing of long earrings give the impression that you are fast ? I have noticed that I get a bigger rush at the dances when I wear them. Oriental Beauty. Oriental Beauty: Your question is too personal for publication. Send stamps .-iiul I will answer you in " plain wrapper. " Mrs. Iva Mann. Mrs. Iva Mann: I am a student at a very strict Female Seminary, and I am a member of the Students ' Deportment Board. I have a gentleman friend who lives three miles away. Our rules do not allow us to have beaux more than once a month. Now. how could I arrange to see him oftener. as I can not endure the long hours of separation? Broken-hearted. Broken-hearted: You are too young to think of beaux. Put him out of your mind and try to interest yourself in your studies. Mrs. Iva Mann. Mrs. Iva Mann: Through one of my clever magazine articles I have entangled the affections of a young collegian. He has written me epistles breathing a spiritual 248 BRIAR PATCH and intellectual adoration. I feel that our souls vibrate in unison. Would it be wrong for me to convey to him that I am ready to crown his aspirations? G. E. S.. Talented Idealist. Talented Idealist: If you ' re sure you are in tunc, go ahead. Mrs. Iva Mann. Dear Mrs. Iva Mann: I know you can help me. Every day my friends get letters from their suitors, and I have never had one yet. I try to be thoughtful, and I have a good disposition. I go to church every Sunday, but no one ever sees me home. Do you think it ' s because I have red hair? Disconsolate. Disconsolate: Titian hair is now considered a mark of beauty. Use your eyes. Mrs. Iva Mann. LaunDry Nearlv ten on Sunday night. Hair in curlers, look a fright. Just about to jump in bed. When some thoughtful, kind friend said: " Got your wash up? For, you know. It ' s to-morrow it must go! " Sudden rush for laundry bag — Not a name is on a rag! Sew ' em — never mind just how — That is not what matters now ! Sort your things and make a list. Wonder what it is you missed. Finish up and give a shout Just as those darned lights go out. Go to bed, contented feeling- Spite of fact your head is reeling. Thursday morn the maid comes in. Brings it back with a long grin. Says the paper pinned thereon : " No name sewed on this nightgown. " G. E. S. 249 BRIAR PATCH There ' s a lady who ' s called Jessie Brown Who greets us each morn with a frown : " Don ' t you know your book ' s late? It ' s due here at eight. For twenty-five cents you ' re put down. ' ' Tlere was a young lady named Fraser, Who let no big obstacles phase her ; She e ' en staged a play In Latin one day. Which caused every one here to praise her. There was a young lady named Hadley, Who treated our annual badly ; Her pencil of blue Our pages slashed through As she said: " They are writ very sadly. " There was a professor named Hugh, Who thought French was all one should do. His lessons each day Take our breath quite away. And the D ' s in his classes aren ' t few. There was a professor of Psych. Who went off every day on a hike. When deep crimes she ' d plan — Like a true highwayman — Of which you have ne ' er heard the like. There was a musician named Young, Who, after the chapel bell rung, iscended the stage And complained in a rage Of our noise when the Glee Club had sung. 250 BRIAR PATCH Crue Courage It ' s a brave an ' smiling nature That still can g ' rin an ' laugh When his next-door neighbor Has a squawkin ' phonygraph. The pesky tiling keeps going From morn till afternoon. And, to top the squeaky climax, It hasn ' t any tune ! Suppose you want to study. Or suppose you want to sleep. The thing ' ll keep on goin ' Til you have to cuss or weep. Friend, ye ' ve no idea of trouble. An ' ye ' ve every right to laugh, But it takes a real brave nature Round a squawkin ' phonygraph ! E. C. E. IBunng A little bunny Had some money. Bought some honey — It was runny ! Bunny got it On his nose. On his toes. On his elo ' es. Then he ran to tell His mammy. She was scandalized At Sammy ! But she put him In the tub; Made him rub ! Made him scrub ! Then she got Her little switches. Made that bun Take down his britches- 251 Now ' tis funny. But that bunny Never, never Will buv honev ! E. C. E. College Calendar September 20 — Sentenced to ninety days — with hard labor. September 21 — Convocation Formal open- ing of the eleventh college year. September 23 — Y. W. C. A. welcomes new girls by a cabaret party. Immediate danger of salt-water floods averted. September 24 — In spite of every precaution, a large flood on Sunday. September 27 — Sweet Briar students hail the tenth anniversary of their Alma Mater with college songs and cheers. September 30 — Winston Wilkinson his first formal bow to the genera at Sweet Briar. October 1 — Step-singing in honor of the new girls H g October 2 — Tacky party g j(;)j |j -fcM A Juniors m the gym. O ■=■ —■ ■ Steele! October 3- OCTOBEB 4 given you, by the Eleanor New dramatic treasurer successfully unearthed, but considerably alloyed with stage fright. October 6 — Division of dramatic sheep and goats. " How beauti- ful upon the mountains are the feet of those that bring good tid- ings " — but from those in outer darkness! October 7 — The Athletic Association fea- tures Madileine Sacks in " Neptune ' s Daughters. " A remarkable exhibition of record-breaking talents in aquatic sports. The new Merry Jesters taste the " holy worm. " BHIAB PATCH October 8 — Riot!! Strange man kisses Margaret McVey on the third floor of Carson. October 13 — Efrem Zimbalist plays in Lynchburg. October 14 — Presidential Campaign opens. G. O. P. elephant and Hughes tour the Refectory. Freshmen defeat the Sophomores in basket-ball. The victorious team entertains the Sophomore team at a banquet. FitzHugh and Embrey " take the cake " in the Junior dance contest. Wilson and Liberty, attended by representatives from the Army and Navy, the Labor Party, and the Woman ' s Suffrage Party. pay a visit to Sweet Briar. October 16 — Notwithstanding the high cost of living the new Ripplers devour fried chicken. Pennypacker and Hatch enter upon the holy estate of matrimony at 8 o ' clock. The Wizards in attendance. October 17 — Juniors defeat the Seniors in basket-ball. October 19 — Special train leaves Sweet Briar for Maude Adams. October 21 — Virginia-Georgia game. Sweet Briar girls exhibit fall fashions in Char- lottesville. October 28— Mr. and Mrs. J a m e s H. Williams at home to the Freshman Class. October 30 — Paint and Patches presents the " Russian Honeymoon. " November 1 — Democrats defeat Republicans " " in an exciting basket-ball game. November 4 — Seniors star Martha Darden __ in " Quality Street. " Torch-light procession of Sweet Briar Democrats. 253 PBIAR PATCH November 6 — Presidential election at Sweet Briar. Wilson ' s election announced at the Y. W. C. A. Bazaar. November 7 — Republicans defeat Democrats in basket-ball. November 8 — Latest news from the front! Lieutenant Gilmore wins Iron Cross for her gallant attack on Corporal Bedfield. Sweet Briar Red Cross, led by Dr. Harley with sufficient bandag- ing, prevents the Corporal from " losing her head. " November 9 — Obituary Notice The College Club passed away in the chapel at 8:30 a. m. Funeral at 9 p. m. Interment private. Please omit flowers. Requiescat in pacem. November 11 — Junior-Freshman team defeats Senior- Sophomore team in basket-ball. Randolph defeats Grammer. November 12 — Seniors condole with Sophomores on their recent bereavement. N. B. " Imitation is the sincerest flattery. " November 13 — Dr. Leigh lectures on his work in China. November 14 — Dr. Beesley tells the Current Events Club of his work among the wounded British soldiers. November 17 — Founder ' s Day. Dr. MacCracken. of Vassar College, gave an interesting address on " America ' s Influence on Litera- ture. " Dr. Rondthaler of Winston-Salem, Miss Cocke, of Hollins College, and Dr. Lipscomb, of Randolph - Macon Woman ' s College, spoke a few words. Miss McVea entertained the Seniors and guests at a buffet luncheon at Sweet Briar House. Founder ' s Day dance in the evening, led by Mildred Meek. 254 ama BRIAR PATCH November 24 — Academy dance. S. G. A. does special police duty. November 2:5 — New girls ' party. A real circus ! November 26 — Mr. Mayo addresses the college on his work in the mountains of Virginia. November 30 — Thanksgiving! Lovers of equestrian sports hunt the fugitive fox. Varsity defeats the Freshmen in basket-ball. We eat! Juniors present " Rose o ' the Wind " and " Hop-o ' -me-Thumb. " Bonfire party in honor of the Walkers. December 1 — Infirmary full. Supply of castor oil depleted. December 3 — Miss Louisa Myers gives a talk to the Y. W. C. A. about her work in Japan. December 4 — Faculty and Endowment Fund Bazaar. Investi- gation brings to light a well-organized system of graft in Gram- mer and Carson. December 6 — Miss McVea entertains the Richmond girls at Sweet Briar House. December 9 — Juniors give a housewarming in their palatial par- lors. The Seniors are the guests of honor. Varsity defeats the Academy in basket-ball. Delightful concert by Mine. Germaine Schnitzer. " The Blue Danube " brings down the house. December 11 — Academy defeats the Varsity in basket-ball. December 1(5 — Senior-Junior Debate. De- cision of the judges in favor of the Juniors. Varsity defeats the Academy in basket-ball. December 17 — Christmas Carol Services! December 18 — The youth of Sweet Briar displays oratorical ability at the Sun- day-school Christmas tree. 255 eaiAB PATCH pep, December 19 — Sweet Briar Orchestra Concert and Student Recital. December 20 — Christmas music heralds this day of departure. January 8 — Ticket of leave expires. January 18 — The Refectory rings with hursts of applause at the unexpected entrance of chicken. January 20 — Sweet Briar Faculty defeat Randolph-Macon Faculty in basket-hall at Lynchburg. We ' ve won, because we ' ve won Against old R.-M. W. C. There ' s not a team can stand against The Sweet Briar Faculty. They ' ve won, because they ' ve got the They ' ve won because they ' re game; They ' ve won in Lynchburg, and They ' ll win at Sweet Briar just the same. " All hojje abandon ye who enter here. " January 22-27 — Examinations ! " Exams have murther ' d sleep, and, therefore, the Grinds shall sleep no more! " January 29 — Professor John A. Lomax, of the University of Texas, lectures on " Songs of the Cowboy. " January 5 — First meeting of the Science Club. Professor Kepner, of the Uni- versity of Virginia, addresses the club. Y. W. C. A. presents the musical comedy, " Butterfly. " February 10 — Randolph-Macon Woman ' s College Faculty play Sweet Briar Faculty in basket-ball at Sweet Briar. The faculty presents " Our Miss Hobbs. " 250 BRIAR PATCH February 12 — Dramatic Association of the University of Virginia presents Pyramus and Thisbe " and " The Ghost of Jerry Bundler. " February 24 — The Latin Department presents a " Roman School " and a " Roman Wedding. " February 26 — New Merry Jesters and New Ripplers present " The Private Secretary. " March 3 — Athletic Association presents a minstrel show. March 10 — University of Virginia Glee Club. March 12 — Sophomore-Freshman Debate. March 15 — The Wizards ' play. March 16-20 — Spring vacation. March 31 — Freshman play. April 2 — Professor Zueblin, of the University of Chicago, lectures. A run. 28 — Senior play. April 30— May Day. June 2-5 — Commencement. 257 BRIAR PATCH The Junior Class takes this opportunity to thank the follow- ing people for their kind assist- ance in contributing to this vol- ume of the Briar Patch: Miss Edith Forhush, Mr. Richard Smith, Mr. J. F. S. Duke, and C. W. Antrim Sons. 1 Cable of Contents! Page Foreword 3 Dedication 5 Board of Directors 6 Officers of Instruction and Administration 7 Extract from Will of Indiana Fletcher Williams 13 Thirty Years Ago 1 1- Sweet Briar House 18 First Ten Years of Sweet Briar 21 Senior Class Roll 35 Annals of 1917 17 The Tail of a Grate Class 60 Sophomore Class Roll 65 Spectamur Agendo 66 Freshman Class Roll 69 Letters of a Freshman 71 College Special Class Roll 77 Stop! Look! Listen! 78 Student Government Association 82 Young Women ' s Christian Association 86 Athletic Association 91 Basket-Bali 93 Wearers of the S. B 95 Field Day 101 Lake Day 103 Tennis 105 Paint and Patches 108 Rippler Chapter 111 Merry Jester Chapter 114 Wizard Chapter 117 259 BRIAR PATCH Page Dead Roses 120 A Prayer 121 The Academy 126 Academy Student Government Association 128 Academy Senior Class Roll 131 Academy Junior Class Roll 131 Academy Sophomore Class Roll 137 Academy Freshman Class Roll 139 Academy Special Class Roll Ml Glee Club 144 Orchestra 145 Choir 146 From My Window 147 Sweet Briar Magazine 149 Photographic Realism 151 Current Events Club 154 Founder ' s Day 158 Sweet Briar at Blue Ridge 163 May Day, 1916 166 Commencement Program 170 Senior Garden Party 172 The Final Play___ ' _ 173 Memory 175 " Quality Street " 177 In the Bazaar 178 Dear Margaret 182 Extract from " S. B. Weekly Scream " 181 The Storm 187 Virginia Club 189 New York Club 190 Ohio Club 191 Illinois Club 192 Tennessee Club 193 Mississippi- Arkansas Club 194 Texas Club 195 Alabama-Georgia-Florida Club 196 Western Club. 197 Pennsylvania Club 198 Indiana-Michigan- Wisconsin Club 199 Science Club 200 Knights of the Charlie Horse 206 Goggleyes Club 207 2(10 0B1AR PATCH Page Menagerie 208 De Rebus Collegii - 232 The Whistle - 238 Miss Sparrow ' s Class 239 Inside Dope on the Seniors 2H Jokes 212 The Bells 246 Answers to Exams Questions 247 Advice to the Lovelorn 248 Laundry 219 Poetry ' 250 True Courage 2.51 Bunny 251 College Calendar 252 Acknowledgment 258 Advertisements 263 261 fmmxtm 8CA0VAI SaU Hi E-RNWU I The College G ' uTs Store MAKE THIS STORE YOUR STORE For anything that you may need in snappy Ready-to- Wear, such as Suits, Coats, Street Dresses, Evening Wraps, Evening Gowns, and Millinery, in- cluding all accessories needed in " Milady ' s " wardrobe. 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ORIENTAL RUG COMPANY BALTIMORE, MARYLAND of all publishers, new and secondhand, at REDUCED PRICES. We can save you money on your college book bills. Write for our catalogue of college books, cr, if you live near New York, call and person- ally select the text-books you want. There is no school or college book pub- lished that we cannot supply Nohlo and Noble, Successors to Hinds Noble 31-33-35 West If th St., New York City I warn EUROPEAN PLAN ABSOLUTELY FIREPROOE The Antlers Colorado Springs, Colorado OPEN ALL THE YEAR ROUND 250 Rooms -Every Room with Outside Exposure, 200 Connected with Bath. Beautifully situated, surrounded by 15 acres of garden and park. Tennis, Golf and other Outdoor Sports accessible to guests. Delightful Winter Climate The Antlers Hotel has in connection the finest Turkish, Russian, Electric an. Vapor Baths in the West Rates from $2.00 FRED. L. WOOD, General Manager Washington Philadelphia " COLUMBIA " ATHLETIC MEYER DAVIS ' APPAREL FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN M u s i c Gymnasium Suits Camp Costumes Separate Bloomers Middies Sport Skirts Swimming Suits Athletic Brassiere- Garters FEATURED AT SWEET BRIAR Headquarters New Willard Hotel Consumers League Endorsement Washington, D. C. COLUMBIA GYMNASIUM SUIT COMPANY Actual Makers Bar Harbor New York 3(11 Congress St., BOSTON, MASS. The Best Place To Shop, After All 916 Main Street Lynchburg Virginia THE Exquisite Corsages ELECTRIC Flowering Plants SHOP or Basket Effects Everything in the Electric Line We can deliver flowers by telegraph anywhere in the L nited States or Canada on a few hours ' notice. m Spirit Attention to College Girls ' Orders CLIFTON W. WHITMORE Miss McCarron PROPRIETOR Florist and Importer 612 MAIN STREET 1017 MAIN STREET STYLISH and PRACTICAL Shoes and Hosiery ASHOES AND HOSIERY7 907 TJaw J% A LYNCHBURG ■ VIRGIN] ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO SERVE YOU AND WE SERVE YOU WELL Correct Season ' j Styles Evening Slippers, Shoes and Hosiery Mail Orderi Rt(fi r Our Prompt Attention Isbell-Bowman Company 819 Main Street LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA GET YOUR KODAK SUPPLIES from Orchard Drug Company Agents for " Belle Mead Sweets " and Nunnally ' s Can dies The Candies of Quality 808 Main Street LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA Compare our Bills, Price for Price, Quality for Quality AND YOU WILL BE AGREEABLY SURPRISED AT THE PRACTICAL SAVINGS YOU CAN Make on your eatables by being a regular customer of The Sta-Kleen Store. We give the best for the price — we ask no waste or extravagance. Every item is of the highest grade. Depend upon it being pure. It ' s the knowledge of quality and the attention we give to our buying that enables us to offer worth-while savings on your Groceries. ADAMS and COBBS INCORPORATED 618 Main Street Lynchburg, Virginia A. S. WHITE. President J. W. WOOD. Vice-President L. D. HORNER. Secretary and Treasurer Motel A. S. White and LjOiitinental Company INCORPORATED Union Station Plaza Washington, D. C. WHOLESALE European Plan GROCERS Rates from $1.50 per day upward A convenient and SAFE Hotel for ladles traveling alone 1004-1006 Commerce Street LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA A. V. CHAFFEE, Manager mm mm If you prefer a self-filler ask your dealer to show you the AMERICAN Safety Self-filling Foun- tain Pen. No projecting levers or buttons. Sold by college bookstores, druggists, jewelers and sta» tioners. AMERICAN FOUNTAIN PEN COMPANY Adams, Cushing Foster, Inc. 168 Devonshire Street, Boston, Mass. GOING TO TAKE NOTES Don ' t forget your fountain pen. Of course you might borrow a pencil, but sup- pose the point breaks just before " Prof. " reaches Q. E. D. MOORE ' S— always ready to write. Carry it upside down — can ' t leak. %K 7nmt ah =n DEVELOPING PRINTING ENLARGING tw EVERYTHING IN Kodakery Best Developing and Printing in the South SWEATERS TENNIS RACKETS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Everything in Athletic and Sporting Goods ATHLETIC OUTFITTER S. O. Fisher LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA Winfrey Strother Furniture Gompany Inc. DEALERS IN FINE FURNITURE 717 Main Street LYNCHBURG GUT FLOWERS AND GORSAGES YOU have to be a FALLON patron to appreciate the excellence of our flowers. Gut flowers sold by us are grown in Lynchburg, therefore are fresher and better than others. Our corsages are made by experts, are distinctively different, and arranged with better taste than elsewhere. J. J. FALLON LEADING FLORIST 1009 MAIN STREET Hawkins Go. LYNCHBURG. VA. SMART STYLE Ready-to-Wear Gar- ments for Women and Misses You can beautify and im- prove your figure by GOSSARD CORSETS They Lace in Front An expert Corseliere will fit you w.tnout obligation. We bave aGOSSARD for your figure $2.00. $2.50. $3.50. $5.00 and up VIRGINIA Established 1884 Wm. McGeorge, Jr., and Sons Bullitt Building, Philadelphia, Pa. Pretorian Building, Dallas, Texas 6 Per Cent. Texas Farm Mortgages INTEREST PAYMENTS ARRANGED SEMI-ANNUALLY quarterly BI-MONTHLY MONTHLY TO SUIT INVESTORS The FIRST NATIONAL bank OF LYNCHBURG LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Organized 1865 ew York Pari Bren tana ' s BOOKSELLERS ENGRAVERS AND STATIONERS Telephone, Main 861 F and Twelfth Streets WASHINGTON 1858 AfE are entering our fifty-eighth vv year of successful business, sup- plying Costumes for college plays and Caps and Gowns for commence- ments, of superior excellence, on a rental basis. WAAS and SON PHILADELPHIA A. H. Fetting Manufacturing Jewelry Co. 213 N. Liberty Street Baltimore, Md, Manufacturers of Greek Letter Fraternity Jewelry Memorandum package sent to any fra- ternity member through the Secretary of the chapter. Special designs and es- timates furnished on medals, rings, pins, for athletic meets, etc. DO-RO-nO TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT OFF Jor Excessive Perspiration Open 7 a. m. to S p. m. ; THE TEAKETTLE Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Hardaway. Jr. Managers 711 Main Street Headquarters for COLLEGE GIRLS. The place to meet your friends for a dainty lunch Home Cooked ICE CREAM Every Flavor Meets with Favor Lynchburg Dairy and Ice Cream Corp. lynchburg virginia The CHAS. H. ELLIOTT COMPANY 17th Street and Lehigh Avenue, PHILADELPHIA, PA. The Largest College Engraving House in the II oriel Commencement Invitations Class Day Programs Class Pins DANCE PROGRAMS AND INVITATIONS MENUS LEATHER DANCE CASES AND COVERS FRATERNIT) AND i LASS INSERTS FOR ANNUALS FRATERNITY AND CLASS STATIONERY WEDDING INVITATIONS AND CALLING CARDS M. R. SCOTT Mrs. SHEARD ' S HAIR DRESSING PARLORS Wholesale and Hair Dressing, Coloring and Tinting, Retail Scalp Treatment, Shampooing, Manicuring, Facial Massage BUTCHER 711 Main Street Telephone 1747 Over Tea Kettle Inn LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA Denier in Fresh and Smoked and College Park Beauty Shop College Park. Va. Meats Inirowine Nails. Callouses. Bunions and Corns m Scalp and Facial Treatment a Specialty Mattie D. Ward Phones: 925 and 926 Chiropodist Manicuring 709 Fifth Street Graduate National School of Pedic Sursery NeM York City LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA Phone 2005 S06 Church Street Lynchburg, Va. =JJ p 1 COLLEGE Harris-Woodson PRINTING Company The Better Kind LYNCHBURG :: VIRGINIA Manufacturing ANNUALS MAGAZINES CATALOGS Confectioners PROGRAMS HAND BOOKS rs vi VIEW BOOKS 9 Brown-Morrison Co. Printers :: Binders :: Engravers 718 Main Street DISTRIBUTORS FOR LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA LOWNEY ' S CHOCOLATES " If They ' re Rich ' s Shoes, Agents APOLLO CHOCOLATES They ' re Proper " a OH, SO GOOD! at The Boston " Smart " Footwear for Smartly Dressed Young People Confectionery VAYNES COSTAS, Props. Headquarters College Girls Fresh Home-Made Candies Made Every B. Rich ' s Sons Hour Ten One F Street, Corner Tenth Our Ice Cream Parlor is noted for its service of all kinds of Hot and Cold Drinks and WASHINGTON. D. C. Fancy Sundaes Send for Catalogue " BP " Cor. Eighth and Main Streets EJ TT ■¥ W? Ainslie- Martin Company HARDWARE The Bank That Pays 44 4% " The Lynchburg Trust and Savings Bank Capital S15U.000.00 Surplus and Profits . $250,000.00 SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES c 6 Me4 = MASTER CLEANERS and DYERS Biggest and Best Equipped Plants in Virginia Lynchburg Petersburg MAURICE MILLER The Leader We carry a complete and up-to-date line of Suits, Coats. Skirts, Waists, Smart Millinery. Wearwell Gloves. New Corsets. Stylish Hosiery, and Dainty Underwear, etc., moderately priced. 915 Main Street LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA CALUMET TEA AND COFFEE COMPANY ARISTON GOODS Importers of TEAS ami COFFEES 409-411 W. Huron Street CHICAGO ILLINOIS Smartly Tailored Suits will be much in evidence during the coming season. If you have not yet ordered a costume, come in and see our designs and materials. Perhaps you will decide to try our work on a coat or separate skirt, if you are not just readv to have a " suit made. CALL ANYWAY. Alterations Done at Special Prices White Viyella Skirts MADE AT SPECIAL PRICES A. MILLER WOMEN ' S FINE TAILORING 1105 Church Street Phone 1667 LYNCHBURG, VA. Moore Stationery Co. Incorporated for Fine Stationery, Engraved Cards, Monogram Stamping, etc. 720 Main Street LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA We are KODAK Experts Films and Supplies mailed to ativ par t of the U. S. A.jreecfchargt Send us your films and we will finish and pay postage on returns. All our work is done by hand and guaranteed the best in quality. Harner ' s Drug Store 5 North Market Street FREDERICK MARYLAND Eyeglass and Kodak Experts NORFOLK RICHMOND LYNCHBURG Cotrell Leonard MAKERS OF CAPS, GOWNS AND HOODS ALBANY NEW YORK INSURANCE REAL ESTATE Carrington, Stevens Co. 721 Main Street LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA CHEW IT ON THE BASKET BALL FIELD CHEW WHAT? Those who have tried il know— Well tell Ihe resl Morton ' s Clove Gntn Winterton ' s Spearmint Gum Winterton ' s Satsuma Peppermint Gum Winterton ' s Colorado Fruit Brand Gum FOUR DELICIOUS FLAVORS " The Taste Tells " Manufaclured by INDEPENDENT GUM CO , Inc. Kansas City, Mo. Write Us After your return home do not forget that the pictures in your annual were taken by us, and that you can order copies of them by referring us to page number of the annual. Most of the girls desire pictures of their friends. Amateur developing and printing is a very important part of our business. V V J. P. Bell Company INCORPORATED The House Progressive LYNCHBURG ■ VIRGINIA Q This book is a fair sample of our work in printing, binding and caring for the engravings. Q Into all of our products, whether college publications or general commercial work, we put the infinite pains necessary to insure our patrons receiving the highest quality printing. J. P. BELL COMPANY, INCORPORATED POINTERS, DESIGNERS. ENGRAVERS LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 1 BLACKISTONE The Florist Is usually consulted regard- ing the floral decorations for the really important so- cial functions in and about Washington. :: Caring for College needs either in the matter of large orders for special events or individual mail orders, is a specialty with us. A BLACKISTONE The Florist WASHINGTON, D. C. BENNETT ' S Correct Footwear W. J. Bennett Shoe Co. 917 Main Street LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA Complimentary Long ' s Transfer Co. Incorporated This company will give special rates to Sweet Briar Students. We meet all trains, day or night. Call 596 or 567 722 Main Street Union Station West End Station LYNCHBURG. VIRGINIA J CHOOSE __ USE Wa ggp rrs Ideal) FouMSmPen _— THE PEN HABITJ $2.50 up THAT LASTS ALIFETIME J. P. BELL COMPANY, Inc. LYNCHBURG, VA. Eastman Kodaks and Supplies =JJ - %d " Shivering Jimmy. " " The Mills College girls like Jell-O. With fruit inside and whipped cream outside, it is one of their favorite dishes and is affectionately known as ' Shivering Jimmy. ' " Mills College, near San Francisco, is the only woman ' s college on the Pacific coast, and the student body is drawn from a field of great extent. It was a Mills College girl who told us about " Shivering Jimmy. " As a change from fudge and other common things, nobody can be more appreciative of than the girls who must provide their own dain- ties and do it without devoting much time and effort to it. There are seven pure fruit flavors of Jell-0 : Strawberry, Raspberry, Lemon, Orange, Cherry, Peach, Chocolate. Each 10 cents at any grocer ' s. Little folders in Jell-O packages contain all the instructions anyone needs in making the " made-iu-a-minute " Jell-O dainties. THE GENESEE PURE FOOD COMPANY. Le Roy. N. Y. lc4 - ■ ■■■■


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