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

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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE llllllill llll lilllllllllllllllllll lllllll llllll lllllllllllllll i 3 2449 0297294 C . " s?.; 7 Z RMR nrrcH I9IB W % " WH ' fl " " . ' T.mmmn m ' ' MiJ ' B t»i! - ' ' ' -: ii.i .ii.;Ajija«Jiiii 1 ' ♦ ' ' % i i BKmK PJITCT2 Co Br. antj JHrs. corgf €. TOalferr anti ti)fir Jfamilj) Uit DeDicatE tfjis anniuil as an erpression of our appreciation of tfteir neuer=failing frieiiDsljip for tfjc stiiDcnts of tottt T5riar, anD tbeir constant cooperation in tlje effort to realise tl)e iDeals of tfje college ♦ ♦ TlIK Walkkks BRIJIK VHTCYi C1)f lealkrrsi " ECOLI.ECTIOXS of Sweet Briar witliout recollec- tions of It. St. Angelo and " the Walkers " would be (liflicult. In this year of its dedication to these dear friends of Sweet Briar, the Briar Patch is proud to tell tliis little story: l)i-. Walker was horn in ]Manchester. England, in 1841). In his very young days he was placed in the family of some friends of his father where he l)egan his education under tlie tutelage of an American woman. Miss Geldert. Later on he attended the Beaucliffe School at Eccles and studied under the Reverend John Hattersley. He was prepared for college at Dr. Cranswick ' s school for boys at Cheetham Hill. He entered Owens College at Manchester, where his father was a jjrofessor of art. He did his major work in chemistry under the direction of Carl Schorlemmer. the most famous organic chemist of his time. During his college days he enjoyed the rare privilege of association with the noted chemists. Bunsen, Roscoe. Kirchoflf. and Crookcs, a group of men whose names have always meant inspiration to scientists. After leaving Owens College. Dr. Walker worked for two years in the Hudson and Ligiitborn Toxicological I aboratory and studied medicine at the Manchester Royal Intirmary. Then, upon being recommended by his old professor. Sir Hetny Roscoe, he accepted a jiosition at Widnes as head chemist and physician for the Sullivan Company, the largest alkali works ever erected at one time. His ten years of experience in the hazardous business of manufacturing sidphuric acid, caustic soda, and chlorine gas were inteix ' sting. stirring years. It was diu ' ing this time and at the Sullivan Works that the world-famous chemical j)rocesses of AVeldon. Mond. Hai ' grcave. and Deacon were worked out and perfected. • .» ' % mj{j vmcTi ( A During his einjjloynient as chemist at the Sullivan Works, Dr. Walker became widely known as an amateur racer, receiving his train- ing from Kddie Eolton. a celebrated Englisli runner. In his racing days, he won three hundred and seventy-five prizes in quarter-, half-, and one-mile races against all comers. Strangely enough, it was not because of the training Kddie Bolton gave him. but because of his musical talents that he won his " best race. " The prize was the charming, well-beloved Miss Pollie Taylor, whom he met through his musical accompanist, James Taylor. her brother. He was married in Fairfield in 1872. Dr. Walker remained in England eleven years after his marriage. For some time he had suffered from rheumatic troubles, and, realizing that a change of climate was necessary, he decided to go to America. In June. 1883. he settled with his family in the wilds of lanitoba. Canada. During the twelve years he remained in Manitoba, he was physician to the white settlers of the sin-rounding country and to two Indian tribes, the Elack Feet and the Sioux. He was a magistrate and chairman of the board of education. With his sons, he cultivated an extensive farm, and shared largely in the development of the vast stretches of prairie lands into well-jjopulated. prosperous communities. From Manitol)a Dr. Walker removed with his family to Hunt- ington. Florida, because of his wife ' s need of a milder climate. He remained there for over thirteen yeai ' s. ever contributing , in his accus- tomed generous way. to the welfare of the vicinity and to the happiness of the people about him. About nine years ago " the Walkers " came to Virginia and made their home " next door " to Sweet Briar. Since that time all Sweet Briar has shared their hospitality and their kindness, and has cherished their love and friendship. :-:-5i BIimR PJ TCTi Boarti of Birrttors Rev. Carl E. Grammer, S. T. D., President PHILADELPHIA, PA. Mr. N. C. Manson, Jr.. (. ' hairman K.reciitive Vomviittee LYNCHBrRG, VA. Rev. Artiu ' h P. Gray, Secretarij washington, va. Mr. Fergus Reid norfolk, va. Mr. Charles E. Healu lvnchburg, va. BKmH PJ TCTi (J fficrrs of !3itimuustratioii EMILIE WATTS McVEA, A. M., Litt. D. President WILLIAM B. DEW Treasurer and Business Manager MARY HARLEY, M. D. Physician to the College GRACE BURR LEWIS Secretary to the President ROSS V. MARTINDALE Superintendent of Buildings, (jrounds. and Farm €bt JTacultp anD SOtber ©fficer0 EMILIE WATTS McVEA. A. M.. Litt. D. Prrsidi ' iit diitl I ' roft ' ssor of Etif li.ih MARY HARLEY M. D.. Woman ' s Medical College of the New York Iiitirniary ] ' rofr.i.s()r of Plii xiolof i and Hi ( icne THOMAS DKAXE LEWIS A. B.. William and Mary Colk-.ue ; 15. D.. The Ejiiscopal Theolojiical Seminary of ' ir!j,ini.i Proffssor of Bihiical Literaiiirc iiikI Cliiipldiii to tlir Collff f BKiJijR vmcfi CLEMENT TYSON GOODE A. B.. Wake Forest College; A. M., Harvard University Professor of English HUGH S. WORTHINGTON A. M., University of Virginia Professor of Modern Languages HELEN F. YOUNG Pujiil of Teichmiiller in Leipzig for five years, of Schreck, and of other German and American musicians Director of Music ' IRGINIA RANDALL McLAWS Student in the Charcoal Club of Baltimore; student and teacher in the New York School of Art; jnipil of Henry Caro-Delvaille. Paris Director of Art CAROLINE LAMBERT SPARROW A. B., Woman ' s College of Baltimore; A. L. Cornell University Associate Professor of History RUTH B. HOWLAND Ph. B. and Ph. L, Syracuse Utiiversity Associate Professor of Biology EUGENIE M. MORENUS A. B. and A. M., Vassar College Associate Professor of Mathematics JOSEPHINE P. SIMRALL B. S., Wellesley College; graduate work, .Johns Hopkins University ' and University of Cincinnati Associate Professor of Psychology Al)sent on leave. LEONORA NEUFFER A. M. and Ph. D., University of Ciiuinnati Associate Professor of Clu-mislri ELIZABETH PRYOR ]i. S.. Iowa State Collefic Associate Professor of Home Economics KATHARINE LU.MMIS A. B. and Pli. D.. Stanford L ' niversity Associate Professor of Latin ELLA L. SMITH B. A. and M. A., McGill L ' niversity; graduate work. Oxford University, England Associate Professor of Ilistori ALAN ETTE BARTLETT B. S. and A. M., Columbia University Assistant Professor of Modern Lan uar es ELIZABETH FRIENCH JOHNSON A. B.. Gouclier College: A. M. and Pli. D.. Johns Hojjkins University Assistant Professor of German JOSEPHINE GUION A. B.. Wellesley College Director of Physical Training CAROLINE HILL CRAWFORD B. M., Syracuse L ' niversity Instructor in local Music CHARLOTTE KENDALL HULL (iraduate of Chicago Musical College; pupil of N ' iardot in Paris and of .Sevcik in Prague and ' ieiuia Instructor in I iolin 14 « » « « ' ep BT IJIR P TCTi CLAUD1NE HOTTER Pupil (if Miss Young at Sweet Briar, and of Teiclimiillcr in Leijizig for two years InstriictDi- in Piano EMMA LUELLA FISK A. B., Wellesley College Instnictiir in Bottini MARIA CLINTON COLLINS B. L., L ' uiversity of Cincinnati; A. M., Radelilfe College Instnicfor in Hist on DOROTHY ROSE HUDSON B. A.. University of Minnesota I nsiriictnr in Kni li.tli ELIZABETH HENRIETTA JOHNSTON A. B. and A. M.. Bryn Mawr College Instructor in Plii sics and Chi ' mi.strij FLORENCE BARBOUR Pupil of Tlierese Chaigneau Rammet, Paris, France; graduate of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music under Marcian Tlialborg Instructor in Piano 3caDemp anstructors MRS. H. N. HILLS A. B,, Wellesley College Principal MARIA COLLINS A. B.. University of Cincinnati; A. M., Radcliffe College Instructor in IHstori Al)sent on leave. BRWR PJ TCTi MARY SEARLE A. B., Vellesley College Instructor in Mathematics ANNA S. THATCHER A. B.. Smith College; A. M., Columbia University Instructor in English and German MARY W. McGEHEE A. B., University of Colorado Instructor in Latin MARY B. PINKERTON A. B., Sweet Briar College Instructor in French and Spanish ELIZABETH H. JOHNSTON A. B. and A. !M., Bryii Mawr College Instructor in Chemistri and Physics FLORENCE H. BARBOUR Graduate of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Instructor in Piano ♦ ♦ ' ♦ " i » ' V i Sweet Briar House " In cveri clianging mood rcc love her, Love her lake and icoods and liilh. " l;(. «n(,li ( )|;, ' Cnncii our f direst Queen of Man In the bo.nvood eirele gaij. " 19 " A iiuut once asked I)l i( cin:s icluit icv .v tlic proper time for " eata, " and he made ansn:er ' If i oii are a rich man, icheneirr i on please; If oil arc a poor man . ■n.-Jieiiever i oii can ' . " ♦ ♦ 1 SwKKT Briar Garden ' Ihnc mdiuf voices gaili sUu () Jiappij morn, O happ spring Of lifer — Laiulor. ' Crotciiiiifj flic red J iryinia hills. BRmK P TCTi Academic Building ' O this learning. IVliat a thing it is! " — Shakesjjeare. a RIJlIl P TCTi . 3r-% 3fe ' Ever clidrming, ever netc. When xcill tJie laudseape fire the view? " — Dver. The Arcadk ' An arch ivhere through Gleams tJiat untravcJVd rcorhl. " — Tennyson. The t ' liAPKi, ' God is the perfect poet. Who in Hifi Person (lets His oicn creations. " — Brownins ' . " O holti FatJicr. rdio hast led TJi chihJnii In all the ages, rvith the Fire and Cloud: Through seas dri -shod; Through zceari tca, ' ites betcildering ; To Thee, in reverent love, our hearts are hotved. ' Art i.s l())i( . life sJiort ; J II (J ( III cut difficult. Op port unit !i traiisicut. ' t ' lIK.Ml ' TKY l.AliOKATOHY ' To search through all and reach the hnc tcitldn the laic " V5 ( ' I M ' — Tennyson. ' : ' Here ' s to the college rve call our oicnl ' Faculty Row ' Neithci- locks had thei to their doors nor bars to their zcindoics. But their dwellings were open as dai and the hearts of their oicners. " - " - Al ' AlilMN.X I Hdrsh Miss Mattik ' i calm (tiul (jr(iciou,s clement IVIiose presence seemed tJic szcect iiicnmc. And Komanlji dimospJiere of home. " Vhittier, ' Tis Beuutfi calls, and Glory shows the xcai . " The Lake and Paui s Mountain " ' Here one feels a sense sublime Of something far more deepl interfused, Jf hose (Ixcelliiif is the lif hf of settiufi suns. " — Wordswortli. 33RIJ1R PJ TCTi ' Come icatch tcitJi iiic the cr iire turn to rose In yonder rcest. " — Aldrich. 3p m mjR VBTCh M iir III iiriii; zcdtcr. ' i full Ddiv-ii the nUipc Jiilln (lispcrxcd. from aiil the liil.c. That to the fringed txiiik zcith flfitccrlcts cnnciicd . Her erjjstul mirror holds. " Milton ' The Nt( nu-x : ' inds of (u es Blozc fJiroiigJi us and cease The icar-rcind that rages, Tlie spriiig-iciiid of peace. " — Swinburne. VKKr UlilAK 111 ' ff ' a (lo-a-ii iSniilh. rcd doxcn South . In the hills of aid ! ' ir( ini(i — Sraif Britir. ' It is a happu tlioiiglit to l)ri)u 2 j flic (lark season ' s frost and rime: A painted memorii of spring, vi dream of summer time. " — Whittier. " . hrolJicrliood of XH ' ncr(t})}c frees Letii ' iiuj (til (ineleiit dome. " — Wonlswortli. ' CJii ' cr to Stcccf Briar on tlie campus-, f irls! " TIw soiiihrc f rccn Of licinliidtS tiinix In })l(icJc .l( iiiisl tJic xcliitciiiss (if llic })(ich " ilor.NT St. Axgelo ' Earth has not ani thing to .shotc more fair: Dull tcould lie t)c of soul tcho could pass by A sight so touching in its uiajcst " ' -Wordsworth. ' 77 ( ' iniini} iiriiKj jiiiic.s and tlw licniloch-s. " — I onu ' t ' ellow. -R- m-R vmch ' Fields that arc zfliitc. stitiucd tivV loiitj. cool .sluidotcs- J3RIJ1K VKTCYi ' Up the oalx tree, close Inside Iiini. Sprang the squirrel. Ill (111(1 out (UiioiKj llie hrdiiehes. " — Loimft ' llow. 10 COHNH I V I VKKOI I President BRIJIK PJ TCTi Senior Class COi.oHs: Hlaik aiui (h-Cfii Flowkk: Honeysuckle Tree: Tlie Old Oak Motto: Np Ohlhiscamiir Mascot: Polly Carey Dew ©fficcts CORNELIA CARROLL President LOULSK CASE llce-Preshle»f ELIZAI5KTH lOWMAN Secrrtm-, and Treasurer Class Roll V IVIENNE BarKALOW CATHERINE MARSHALL Iloe Bowers Marianne Martin Cornelia Carroll Jane Pratt Louise Case Mary Reed Corinne Gibbon Charlotte Seaver CiLLA GUGGENHEIMER ElaNETTE SoLLITT Gertrude Kintzing Eleanor Smith Elizabeth Lowman Esther Turk Margaret McVey Ida Walker IDonorarp Q embcrs Miss Kathkrinh Wilson M jss .J(jski ' 1iine Guion •-. ■ — r ! " _- - riuwMl¥ 4 4 .... . ' • -w.vt.».i. . , i 1 f- :? rr - ' :: . Ji i: iii„iiiiii.; uj {it Aiirt -; : .iL . % ' « i « % « -- - -• -;4 . . ET ' S ' - , , ' , 3_ , 4 ♦ ♦ m- - - ■ .tf ■ X n muft - BRIJIK vmcYi I ' Ol.l.Y t ' AKKY 1)K V MASCOT « ' k ■« V ' ♦ ♦ ♦ % JIiss Katherine Wii.nox HONORARY HEM HER BRiJin vmch 0m ' i.a2it I)ifitor Tliis is our last history. Wc of iiinc-eighteen Are leaving Sweet Briar ' s shelter. All have seen. In records old, how in our Freshman year We started out with high resolves. No fear Of Sophomores or of that other horror, Ds, Haunted our gay young lives. Will ' t please You listen while we tell liow on the night Our president was chose ' , seventeen started a fight By stealing her. ' ' But neither then nor later Did they o ' erwhelm us. The next year the greater Part of our number failed, for reasons that vary. To join us again in Sweet Briar ' s halls. Well, merry E ' en while we grieved their loss, eighteen started To be e.xamples for the Freshmen. Happy hearted. We learned that year what Friendship really meant. It seemed as tho our own were Heaven sent. So strong it grew. One day in every seven We met at tea. So Friendship grew, and even As it grew then, so strong it is to-day ! We gained renown in that year tliru our Jjlay. Which was someliow — we know not how — tlie l)est (So Sweet Briar said!) tliat had been played. Tlie rest All praised us roundly. Compliments were paid Wliieli we will not repeat. Enough ' s been said To show we were no " slackers " in that year. Led By Success to hope for more, our class As Juniors gained much honor. I.et us ])ass It over briefly, for time flies. You who would Refresh your mem ' ry, turn to " our " annual, (iood Deeds and good work leave records both 08 :BRIJ1K VRTCh In perisliable print and in traditions ! Loth To think our sciiool days were so near an end Eighteen, as Seniors, stood together. Bend An ear, you who would liear of her fame ! Bound By a tie of mutual trust and love, we found A stronger bond to be that mutual one Which bound us to our country ' s cause. No sun Went down without some helpful act or deed By each of us for suffering Mankind ' s cause. Our land at war! Ah, that tho ' t made us pause. To realize what we were called to do. And Duties here at school, too, filled our hand. Our offices were many. And our looks So serious (at times!) made Freshmen tiiink that books And work were all that occupied our mind. Not so ! For clad in cap and gown, you find Life has its problems, and it ' s up to you To solve that problem oft — " To do, or not to do " The thing that Conscience urges? Eighteen chose Never to stoop ! So brought she to a close Four years of honor and of glory, won By her loyal daughters. Her work has just begun! This is our last liistory. We of nine-eighteen Are leaving Sweet Briar ' s shelter. We have seen A light which points our way. May it yet Be with us, thru our lives, " lest we forget! " G. E. S. ;-6KmK VKTCYi 1 MAlilAN.NE MaKTIN ' ' Hiiw (111 vv lu-fd tlift-r Thus we CDiiiit tilt- ways: V iited tliee to tlie depth and hrt-adth and height Tlie sonl can reach, when feeling out of siglit I- ' or the ends of Being ' and ideal (ir.ice. We luiss tiiee to the level of every day s Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. We trust thee freely, as men strive for Right ; We love tliee purely, as they turn from Praise. " — Ailtiptril from Mrs. lirincti ' nui. HI IttlHtMftt tti Kl Hflfll III Isabel Wood President BRmjR P TCTi Junior Class Colors: Blue and Hlack Tree: Wliitt- Pine Emblem: Lion Motto: Spcctamiir Jf riiiln iDfficcrs ISABEL WOOD President FLORENCE FREEMAN Jlce-President ISABEL LUKE Secretary ROSANNE GILMORE Treasurer Class mou Henrietta Anderson Dorothy Neal Katherine Block ISIarv Jones Nixon Elizabeth Egoleston Josephine Payne Florence Freeman Lee Si iiruMAN Delia May Gilmohe Carrie Shahi-e Rosanne Gilmohe Mildred Thomson Louise Hammond Catherine Towne Elizabeth Hodge Dorothy Valentine Isabel Like Dorotuv Valla e Virginia Miller Franc es Wild Isabel Wood j tagj jSi ' " ' ,- " Y . - ' -- ' i.A_o — - c. ' -- - : ' Stop i iiiir iicLUn ' , Jock. ' What (ill ijon -icaiit to make those eyes at me for? ' BRmK Pj TCTi ?J aJ) tXJl (Wiwrui-ttn fiiwCttfen " ( ' tiirij me tiiicL ' ti olc I ' irf iiin i . " " Thai ' s llir kiiiil of ,i hiihi ' , BKIJIK PJ TCTi " Hif h Jink: . lJ l.J ' - AAJL_ ' II (irl. for till ' niglit l.s comiiii . " BKWK PfltCR .% X- u j__ hLa-Tn " a " . iJii- (l(irli-t(ncit strutters ' ball. l)lyy ijOJjJijJl 3 " " Solomon Ja-vi. " BiRiJiii vmch a i -u J) ujL. iM r xj luu . ' Three little maids fnim school. " ' lieadin ' and -ccritiii ' and ' riihmeiic, Taiifiht to the tunc of a hickory stick. " J RIJIII VKTCh ( ' In pen d ' umour. " ••I,ili -of-llir-l iillr, . 33KIJ1K VKTCYi trvcCyw u-iL. 1 o- -rrKJ.. Y- JUjU-no ' - ' Oh, hi- ' icho hiitli xiimi- measles and i ireth lii.s iirii hhar none ' fa Lr R-Ji tX- ' Paek np i onr trundles in i onr old kit-bar . " Bl IJlil PJ TCTi " IVhose little (jirlic are i ou? " " Snookij ookums. « % « •( V ♦ % J3RIJ1II P TCTi ' T ie flowers that bloom in tlir apriii; , tra-la. ' V ' h ' T-. - cxX9 .3L_ i_ % ' Any little f irl, that ' s a nice little ( irl, Is the right little c irl for me. " m m P- TCTi_ ' •5 J , 5: .1 $± ' With roses, red roses. " ailent night, sit iish! ' BKmK Pj TCTi Dr. Mary K. Hknkdut llininiiuil Mrnihri nf Chlss nf Itll!) 84 J3KIJ1K PJ TCTi Report of torrt Briar s quntiroii fio. 1919 X June. 1917. we passed our rigorous final examination in the ground school of aeronautics. In early fall Cadet 1. Hedges Wood was com- missioned Colonel Aero of Squadron 19U). The first feeble flights of the now-famous squadron were directed by Ciencral McVea and her efficient staff. By the clever dietetic, gymnastic, and eurythmic maneuvers all season, we demonstrated the superiority of the Junior polyplane. We watclied with interest for the messages semaphored from Ground School Class 1921, reporting victory over Class 1920. Our detachment greatly assisted by means of camouflage. Tlie machine-gun corps saw active service on the hockey and basket-ball fields under the exjierienced leadership of Captain (iilmore. Chaplain Neal, of the Esquadrille, assisted by V. W. C. A. Private Eggleston, protected the spiritual welfare of the squadron. The phvsical well being of the cadets reached a high standard under the gentle supervision of Red Cross Rosanne Ever-Ready. The squadron was christened " Tlie High Fliers of Sweet Briar, " when it undertook the intricate campaign involved in the issuing of the annual. This necessitated strenuous setting-up exercises. The ordnance corps, commanded by C. J. Sharpe, did effective work. However, First Lieutenant Dynamite Gilmore reports deserters in the pecuniary reinforcement cori)s, and predicts probable arrest and subsequent court-martial of the entire squadron. Jl ' .MOR Class Tkke «ili Gwendolyn Baerett President BRijm vmch opfjomorr Class Colors: Ametliyst and Gold Flower: Clematis Motto: Factum non J ' erbum Officers GWENDOLYN BARRETT President HELEN JOHNSTON rice-President IDA MASSIE Secretary HELEN BISHOP Treasurer Clas0 Hon Geraldine Ball Katherine Kemp Gwendolyn Barrett Roberta Knapp Helen Beeson Corinne Loney MvHLE Barry Idele McNeal Helen Bishop Rebecca McGeorge Mary Virginia Crabbs Ida Massie Caroline Freiberg Virginia Merrill Pauline Gauss Elmyra Pennypacker Helen Guthrie Frances Raiff Nancy Hanna Maynette Rozelle Alleine Hk ks Leila Sawyer Ruth Hulburd Edna Sloan Helen Johnston Isabel Webb Marie Wiener i onorarp Member Miss E. W. McVea BRIJIK P TCTi tCljt " CoUegation " of ti)t Wtxb " Ctorntio " Principal Parts: Freshman, Sophomore, Yet-to-he-um HIS verb is a very active one and is " collegated " witli tlie auxiliary " Sweetbriario. " It is found in the Past, Present, and Future tenses. Tiie Imperfect forms are so few that they are not worthy of mention. Tlie Perfect forms are included in the Past and Present and it is hoped they will monopolize tlie Future. On account of its great activity. " Tweiitio " has no jiassive form. In the Past, " Twentio " was " collegated " in fifty-tiiree persons. This Freshman part was highly successful in banner-rushing, cartoons, and basket-ball, and, in fact, almost became Perfect. One of the singular ])crsons of this tense lias since become ))lural. After such a highly successful Past, " Twentio " resumed existence in the Present with only twenty-seven persons. In tiic middle of the tense, the first person felt called to another " collegation " and was dro])i)ed from " Twentio " with many regrets. This verb conducted itself actively in Atiiletics, and its managing of Founder ' s Day was highly commended. " P ' reshmano, " a verb of close origin, was made to realize tiie truthfulness of its stem and subsided to a secondary " collegation. " Upon " examination, " it was feared " Twentio " would lose some of its persons, but they all survived the test. So far in its " collegation, " the verb under consideration has had no connection with that verb whose principal parts are " fluiiko, tlunkerc, teacher- firum. " Only the feminine gender has been discovered. The Future tense of " Twentio " is very indefinite and only Professor Time can disclose its history. One rule there will be, without an exception: The relation of " Twentio " to the auxiliarv " Sweetbriario " will ;ilw;ivs be close. Francese Evans President ]3KmK VKTCh jFrf6f)man Class . C ' oniRs: Ftacoi ' k Hhu- and Cireen Class Bird: Peacock .Motto: " Honor ontc Ilonorcs " 2Dfficer0 FRANCESE EVANS President DOROTHY CERF J ' ice-President RHODA ALLEN Secretary FLORENCE IVES Treasurer Cla09 Roll Mahjorie Abraham Ruth Geer Martha Perkins Emma Adams Isabel Godwin Margaret Petritz Josephine Ahara Eleanor Ctould I ouise Pochat Rhoda Allen Oden Greer Kathaleen Porter Gertrude Anderson Christine Geschvvindt Dorothy Powell Ruth Armistead Catherine Hanitch Dorothy Pryor Betty August Katharine Hauch Shelley Rouse Alice Babcock Katherine Hawkins Marguerite Rowley Elizabeth Baldwin Frances Helmick Rosaline Schladermundt Russe Blanks Florence Ives Sigrid Schold IiNNiE Brewer Dorothy Job Florence Scovell Genevieve Brosius Margaret Kinard Marian Shafer Julia Bruner Olivia Klingelhofer Ernestine Shayler Dorothy Cerf Kathrine Ladd Ophelia Short Ann Elizabeth Claxton Marion Lincoln Elizabeth Shoup Elizabeth Cole Ruth Lundholm Ruth Simpson Catherine Cordes Emma MacDonnell Emma Smith Katharine Davis Marie Matthews Harriet Smith Margaret Deekins Nellie McCaa Mary Stinson Edith Durrell Mary McLemore Claire Taylor Frances Earnest Iary Belle McNally Katherine Taylor Mildred Ellis Georgea Millard Mary Taylor Fanny Ellsworth Olive Mitchell CiERTRUDE Thams Elizabeth Ertel Barbara Moore T aura Thompson Alice Evans Halle Moore Miriam Thompson Francese Evans Marjorie Morris Lucile Warwick Marion Evans Dorothea Nelson Nina Weichselbaum Eleanor Finke Marion North Julia White Hildegarde Planner Katharine Pennewill Ethel Wilson Isabelle Franke Ellen Wolf Donorarp e tmbtt Miss Leonora Neuffer BKIJIK pj TCTi lloiiuiaii Mrmhcr of Class of I ' .l.il 33RIJ1K VmCh (J Ur f?tstor]? With wardrobe trunks all monograniraed, With iiair brushed neat, all spick and span. Some witli lovin ;, helpful mama. Some with fond and thoughtful papa. Some in haughty bravery Scorning all such knavery As relatives along in tow — The Freshmen breeze up, all aglow. Some whose hearts are tender, very, Gave way to tears in private, wary, Lest they be seen to sob and sniffle Bv those who deem such actions piffle. At length when all are acclimated. Grief and loneliness abated. Eager ears pricked up for knowledge, ' 21 starts life in college. The Sophomores thinking, needlessly. Their dignity was heedlessly Ignored by Freshmen, pert and sassy. Thought up a grand plan, fine and classy. And made each helpless Freshman wear Green ribbons tied on braided hair. Salute and open doors politely, Re]5ent her impudence contritely. In liigliest glee the Freshman Class Came down to breakfast, clothed en masse In ribbons green on pig-tails flying. With the .Sojihomore rules complying. Through tlie halls they flounced and ])ranced. Their enjoyment quite enhanced When they had to step aside. Let Sophs and Seniors first inside. 95 -Rmn vnrch The Class of ' 20 was uiiahlf To entertain tlieir guests at table. And to relieve the wearing tedium Dragged in some P ' reshmen — happy medium Through whieh to jolly up a erowd, you know. Since they could dance and speak uj) loud, you know. The guests did much enjoy this cabareting. The Freshmen quite a little art displaying. Tho faculty and Seniors, much amused were they. The Freshman Class decided, much abused were they, And forthwith sought about until they found The .Sophomores ' rooms and threw around Their clothes, belongings placed so neat, you see. And wrought a havoc. quite complete, you see. And acted up in manner most surprising. Unto the Sophomores tantalizing. Bent on other means employing To the Sophomores most annoying, ' 21 by camouflage. And a bit of persiflage, Kidnapjjcd Kempy — perspicacity Cou|)led up with keen tenacity. That was tidy, that was clever. Theirs a worthy, bold endeavor. What followed then had s])ice, had juice. By careful j)lan. by careful ruse Kach class upon the other s))ied. And into all their actions jiried; ' itll ujjturned noses, haughty glare Returned, suspicious, stare for stare; Some hot and heavy words ensued. Finally peace, the broil subdued. The Freshmen needing wise ones wlio Would safely lead and steer them through The various crises of their clas.s, you know, ,Iust little things that come and pass, you know. Chose Franccse Kvans. chief and guide; Dorothy Cerf. to help preside; Orticial miser, Florence Ives; Klioda Allen, to write archives. 96 BKIJIH VKTCTi For all the " old " j;irls then, the " new " ' it!i great eclat a |)arty threw. Tried their best to entertain tlieni. And to pleasantly detain them ; What with stunts and doughnuts nianv Ho])ed that from their guests not any Hut would ajjpreeiate the effort spent. And know they souuht to pay — a compliment. With heads iield higli. with inirjjose strong. Behold the Freshmen march along. Theirs the courage, firm and steady, Theirs the true heart, bold and ready To serve their college — country, too — F ' or. more than all, red. white, and blue AA ' ill lead them on to fight and see That work well done means — victory ! rtLlAL lSarah Ken.nkuy Presiilciit 61- -t L -.v i;5a_ BRIJIK P TCTi CoUfgp Special Class Colors: Blue and Wiiite Motto: Never be blue; always be white SDfffcm SARAH KENNEDY President MARY COWAN Secretan ami Trrasurcr ETHEL GLENN ' Ilistonau MARY COWAN Honor Council Class Roll Katherixk Ahmsthonr Mary Cowan Ethel Glenn Julia Guilbert Beatrice Henry Margaret High Sarah Kennedy Helen Leedom Janet Leedom Ruth Mann Halle Moore Carlotta Peebles Margaret Turner Hortense Ward Hattie Wilson Helen Shepherd onorarp ©Member Miss Florence Bakisoih • ' ♦ ♦ Sj. vi t r}i, iTTiin i n, ! i iU A,,| .iin i ' ni,An P -3 .i. :) jiiLuLOi dLj i t lajLLyvYLA- iVii f QlXylu 13 LSL ? ib ujL- 5 1ui.5i u. 4- -dJL (nr -= HiH- (JtOUJlAViLui .il u Ij TE FoS ]3KmK P TCTi M tiitjcut (§o )fntmcnt dissociation SDfficers MARIANNE R. MARTIN President I.OUISK CASE Jlce-President MARGARET McVEY Secretary DOROTHY WALLACE Treasurer (BnnitiMe Committee Isabel Wood Iluiise President of Ciirson Elizabeth Lowman House President of (Irai Gwendolyn ' Barrett House President of Miinson IDonor Council (iEHTHIDE KlXTZING Catherine Towxe Helen Guthrie Dorothy Cerf On tlie resignation of Marianne Martin, Louise Case beeame president for the remainder of the j-ear 1917-18. .• J Martin, President McVey, Secretarji Case, Vice-President Wallace, Treasurer Officers of Studekt Government Association » ♦ WOOD KEMI " BARRETT LOWMAN Ilou E Presidents : -mj -R VKTCYi oung lEomcu ' s Ct)ristian Association ©fficers DOROTHY NEAL President LOUISE CASE I ' ice-President IDA WALKER Secretary ELEANOR SMITH Treasurer Cabinet LonsE Case Memherxliiii Eleanor Smith Fin a net ' Gwendolyn Barrett Social .S ' r i cr Catherine Towne K.rlcnxioti Isabel Wood J ' oliiiitart Stiitli CoRiNNE Gibbon lieHf iou.i Meetinc x Res ANNE GiLMORE I ' lllll icit 1 ' iviENNE Barkalow Siicial 1)h. Thomas D. I.kwis Mrs. H. p. WoRTIlINliTON Mr. A. Hills Mrs. " illiam Dew Miss J. P. Simrall Miss Ella P. Smith Miss Elizabeth Johnston :? BKIJIK vmcYi Xeal, President Walker, tien-etarn ( ASK. Vice-l ' resiileiil Smiih. ' [ ' icuniirrr Officers Y. V. L. A. V. W. ( . A. tAiiiMi-r F!. r!i!i:i ' i lill.MdItK (IIHHO.N low.M-; WOOD liAKKAI.OW M m VKTCfi ©. wa. c. a. N organization wliicii does not sit witli folded hands and pious, upturned gaze is our Young Women ' s Christian Association. It is inseparably and indissoluhly bound up with every phase of campus activity, and it links us witli the world beyond our narrow limits. There is work in it for every college and academy student to take her share. Practical social service is demonstrated in the detailed work of the Sweet Briar Sunday Scliool and the Indian Mission. Artistic talent, literary ability, wit and ingenuity find their outlet in the jjublicity demands of the Association. In Bible and mission study classes opportunity is given to become acquainted with world rather than campus problems, where the selfsame principles of Christian democracy must hold true. Music, dramatics, athletics — all take an im])ortant part in the social work. To give the students something to think about and act on — interesting, sound, and vital — is the big task of the religious meetings committee. The practical problems of mathe- matics must be coped with by the chairman of finance and her efficient committee. To unify all, to permeate all with the spirit, the ideals of Christ, and by ])ractical everyday living of these ideals jiersuade others to accept them ; " To bring girls to Christ, to train them in Christ, and to send them out for Christ " — this is tlie object, the opportunity of the Y. W. C. A. of Sweet Briar. :8KmK P TCli iMi Cf)f JntJian iHission Elizabeth C Kgglestun About four iiiilfs wfst of Sweet Briar there is a scattered colony of several hundred people of mixed Indian, negro, and white blood. Tradition says that a tribe of Indians, on its way to Washington to tell its troubles to the Great White Father, detached its more quarrelsome members, and. moving on, left them to shift for themselves. They settled in the mountain cox is about six miles from Amherst, and intermingled with the whites and negroes of the vicinitv. To-dav their de- scendants live in cabins in tiie most primitive and sipialid conditions, few of them owning even the scrubby patch of ground in front of their cabins, where they raise a bit of corn or a few vegetables. Most of them, men, women. and children, are day laborers on the surrounding farms. Some years ago, through the untiring efforts of .Mr. Arthur Gray, a little church was built in the ap- proximate center of the region occupied by the Indians. . t the same time a tiny mission house and a two-roomed sehoolhouse were erected. Sweet Briar furnisjiing the funds for one of the buildings. .Since that time services have been held semi- regularly in the church l)y . mherst ministers, and a .Sunday school has flourished. A missionary has resided at the mission, and has taught " readin " . writin ' , and rithmetic, " and. to the lust of her ability, standards of Christian living. Hitherto, school has bi ' iii held in only on. ' of the rooms, but in the fall of HUT the Sweet Hriar Y. . ( ' . A. e(iuipp( (1 the second room with the things necessary for a sim|)le, sanitary kitchen and workroom. 112 BKIJIK Pj TCTi Evtry week, when tlie weather permits, a jjarty of Sweet Briar girls walks over and conducts simple classes in cooking, sewing, and kindergarten work. Amherst has just installed a domestic science teacher for the public schools of the county, and once a week she holds classes in the various branches of domestic science at the mission. The ultimate .-lim of the Y. W. C. A. is, in cooperation with state and county authorities, to establish an industrial school, where the girls can learn cooking, sew- ing, poultry raising, and the care of a home ; and where the boys may learn farming, gardening, and practical carpentry. Above all. it is desired to teacli practical Christian ideals of living. At present tlie school is greatly handicapped. The children go home and for- get in their squalid surroundings the lessons of cleanliness and order they have learned during the day. Even when they begin to be influenced by the school life, they are taken away and placed as laborers in the field. One of the most serious obstacles in the way of the growth of the mission is that it owns no land. We hope that this may be remedied in time. The Indian Mission is one of the most interesting fields for social service to be found in the State. The i)roblem is, in- deed, a knotty one. A race scorned by the white and scorning the negro, a people with the mental, moral, and physical weaknesses of all three races, is, indeed, a responsibility to Sweet Briar, Amherst County, and the State. To all who will avail themselves of it, it offers an unlimited opportunity for service. X13 BKIJIK PJ TCTi § ufft riar untiai) g d)ool 2 . (g A ' E vou ever walked past tlie Siindav soliool on Siiiulav afttrnoon and 1 lieard us sing? If you have you know the spirit tliat prevails in Sweet Briar Sunday School. Every Sunday at three o ' clock we come together for tlie lesson and to sine; praises and to give thanks to our Heavenly I ' ather. IJut Sunday is not the only day that we are busy. On ' edTusday afternoon the boys meet with Miss Neuffer for mechanical drawing and manual training. And in nice weather they take long hikes together. The older girls have a cooking class on Saturday morning mulir Charlotte Seaver. And if you remember your own thrill of bcinjt abU ' to really cook and really help mother you will understand the enthusiasm with which these Saturday morn- ings are looked forward to. Mary Virginia Crabbs has charge of the " Sunshine Club, " whieii the tiny tots enjoy. They meet on Friday afternoon and delight in coloring, cutting, and pasting. We are looking forward into the future when we can have our new " Neighbor- hood House, " because then we can do so many more things than we are able to do now. Ci)f Blur Eitigt Confmncr - I.L K RIDCiE, in tlie lieart of those glorious North Carolina mountains, s an inspiration and a glorious opportunity in itself. But Blue Ridge ' J]J " ith a Young Women ' s Christian Association Conference is the most wonderful experience in the life of any girl who is privileged to be one of the delegates in attendance. In the midst of nature, nature and God come very close to the hearts of those earnest girls and leaders, and the mountain top at Blue Ridge comes to mean to them something so beautiful, so sacred, that it is almost a shrine in their hearts. ]5ut it isn ' t a " goody-goody " jjlace. Oil, dear me, no! All morning we go to Bible and mission study classes, technical councils, and committee meetings. Long hikes, tennis, basket-ball, track, and swimming, under the supervision of the Rec- reation Committee, take up our afternoons. After dinner we gather on the steps of Robert E. Lee hall, sing our college songs, and wave our banners. At eight o ' clock BI IJIK P TCTi we have general assembly in the auditorium, and some great religious speaker ad- dresses us in the most interesting and practical way on those questions which lie deepest and are most vital in our Christian life. After we have been to Blue Ridge we are proud that we are Christians, just as j)roud as that we are Americans. And we are proud that we are members of the Young Women ' s Christian Association, the greatest army of girls in the world, and, although we may not be in the trenches on the front line of battle, we are doing all we can to keep the best fit there, and we are proud of them and our Association. Blue Ridge does all this for us and more. As Miss Conde told us last year, it is the spiritual dessert to a hearty dinner, and it tastes mighty good ! BKMK Pj TCTi Mis.s Ki.EANOR Smith . Jf . imar jfuntJ TUDENTS ' FRIENDSHIP WAR FUND! Wliat does that phrase make you think of? Seven thousand dollars? Promotion committee? Bulletin-board? Mr. George Irving? j-y j) Whatever you may think at the moment, doesn ' t it at the last analysis mean simph ' that Sweet Briar took its place with the other colleges of the nation and gave what it could to the men who are giving all for it? When the delegates returned from the setting-up conference in Richmond and the rumor circulated that Sweet Briar might attempt a five-thousand-dollar goal, enthusiasm was at a low ebb and wise heads shook soberly. A vigorous educational campaign — achieved tlirough a promotion committee whose zeal for the cause never wavered for an instant, through an unexcelled bulletin-board service, and through speakers, who had first-hand knowledge of the conditions the fund would relieve — 117 BRmK VKTCYi brought the entire campus into sympathy and understanding. Five thousand dollars remained a big sum. but .Sweet Briar as a whole realized tliat it must, it could, and it would give to the utmost. Pray that the utmost would be at least five thousand dollars ! Mr. George Irving. National Executive of tlie Fund, addressed the college on Sunday, November I Itli. One hour afterwards pledges passed the coveted high- water mark and in a day seven thousand was reached ! Before college closed for the Christmas holidays every dollar was paid ! Every member of the college community had taken her share in the college privilege and responsibility. Each loves Sweet Briar as she lias never loved it before. She in Sweet Briar and Sweet Briar in her have demonstrated that slie is a true unit of that world democracy for wliieli our nation fights to-day ! lis RTHLET 3 BKIJIH P tCTi 5lti)lrtic aifisoriation Officers CORNELIA CARROLI President HELEN SEASON Vic-Pn-shlent FLORENCE FREEMAN Secretary DELIA MAY GILMORE Treasurer OBJccutitic Committee ViVIENNE BarKALOW Dorothy Neal Nancy Hanna Rogers Gibbon Katherine Nicholson Frances Sellers Pf)psical 2?irector Miss Joseimiink GnoN Carroll, Piesideii t Freeman, Secretary Bkasox, Virr-Prcsidoit Gilmore, Treasurer Officers Athletic Association SKET BT mK P TCTi VARSITY Fonrar ' ls ViVIENNE BaRKALOW Elizabeth Lowjian Catharine Marshali. Centers Marianne Martin Delia May Giljiork Jane Pratt Guards Cornelia Carroll (C ' a] i Louise Case Iargaret McVey academy Fonrarils Virginia Jones Adele Lowry ?Ielen Shepherd Ccnlrrs Rogers Gibbon Katherine Nicholson Louise Wolf (Innrds Jeanne Lowry " Frances Sellers (Capt. 1 KuTH Wolf VIVIENNE BARKALOW HEAD OF BASKET-BALL SENIOR-SOPIIOMORE ForuarOs ViVIENNE BaRKALOW Elizabeth Lowjian Nancy Hanna Centers Marianne Martin Jane Pratt Guards Cornelia Carroll Louise Case (Capt.) Margaret McVet junior Forwards Delia May Gilmore (Capt. Rosanne Gilmore Caroline Shabpe Centers Dorothy- Wallace Frances Wild Isabel Luke Guards Henrietta Anderson Elizabeth Eggleston JUN IOR-FRESH M AN Foruards Alice Babcock Delia May CJilmore (Capt. Ellen Wolf Centers Olivia Klingelhofer Lltcile Warwick Dorothy ' Wallace Guards Elizabeth Claxton Ethel Wilson Ro.sanne Gilmore sophomore Fonrards Nancy ' Hanna Ida Massif Centers Helen Beeson (Capt.) Helen Bishop Guards Gwendolyn Bjvrrett Ruth Hulburd Fonrards ViVIENNE BaRKALOW Elizabeth Lowman Centers Marianne Martin Jane Pratt Guards Cornelia Carroll Louise Case (Capt.) iL RGARET ilcVEY ' freshman Forwards Alice Babcock Ellen Wolf (Capt.) Cen ters Olivia Klingelhofer LuciLE Warwick Guards Elizabeth Claxton Ethel Wilson CASK MC VKY CARROLL Varsity Tkam IIAHKAI 0 V I nWMAN (.ULMOKK SENIOR-SorHOMOKK TkAM • Umiii: 1 ' ' ki ii.m AN ' I ' iam Semor Tkam Q S o 9 Freshman Team 33RIJ1K VKTCh IHtarcrs of ri)f . 18. V. Barkalow Basket-Bail M. Martin Basket-Ball M. McVey Basket-Ball D. M. GiLMORE Basket-Bail Hockey L. Case Basket-Bail Tennis C. Carroll Basket-Ball Tennis E. LOWMAN Basket-Ball M. RoZELLE Hockey M3earcrs of Stripe C. Carroll L. Case aHetircrs Of . 15. a K. Nicholson L. Wolf Hockey Basket-Ball F. Sellers R. Wolf Basket-Ball Basket-Ball A. Fawcus D. Chelf Hockey Hockey R. Ctibbon L. Shepherd Basket-Ball E. Ensor ockey Basket-Ball l!a k. " t-Ball S. B. S. B. A. BKIJIH VKYCYi WINNERS if n Basket-Bali WINNERS OuWuir 5[7i7rt5 BKIJIK P TCli m ■m VARSITY L. Case. R. F. C. Carroll, L. F. D. " M. GiLMORE (Capt.) V. Barkalow, R. H. B. M. ROZELLE, L. H. B. M. Mt Vev. C. H. B. C. Seaver, R. F. B. K. Kemp. L. F. B. E. LoWMAN. G. G. N. Hanna. R. W. J. Pratt. I.. W. substitutes R. McGeorge, F. B. H. Guthrie. F. H. Bishop. H. B. academy K. Nicholson, C. F. D. Chelf (Capt.), R. E. Ensor, L. F. E. Mackall. C. H. B. B. Karger. R. H. B. F. Hunt. L. H. B. L. Wolf. R. F. B. B. Harken. L. F. B. E. Harken. G. G. A. P ' awcus, R. W. L. Taylor, L. W. SUBSTITUTES H. right. H. B. R. Wolf, F. V. Knight, F. B. HEAD OF HOCKEY FRESHMEN E. Wolf. C. F. R. Schladermundt. R. F. E. Shoup, L. F. R. Simpson, C. H. B. N. Weichselbaum. R. H. B. E. Adams. L. H. B. M. Taylor. R. F. B. H. Moore. L. F. B. D. Cerf. G. G. E. Finke. R. W. G. Anderson. L. W. sophomores M. Rozelle, C. F. I. Massie. R. F. H. Guthrie. L. F. M. Wiener, C. H. B. V. Merrill, R. H. B. G. Ball, L. H. B. K. Kemp. R. F. B. R. McGeorge. L. F H. Bishop. R. W. N. Hanna. L. W. B. senior-junior L. Case. R. F. C. Carroll. L. F. D. M. Gilmore (Capt.). C. F. V. Barkalow. R. H. B. C. Guggenheimer. L. H. B. M. McVey, C. H. B. C. Seaver. R. F. B. I. Walker. L. F. B. ,1. Pratt. R. W. M. Reed. L. W. E. Pennypacker. G. G. E. Lowman, G. G. tn J3KIJ1K I TCfi — ' - ' - ' - ■Soi ' Ho.MdUK Team I ' H1..S]I. 1A.N Tk, i B A- L mmm •- • ' , AcAIIliMV Tkam BRIJIK VKTCYi HEAD OF TENNIS 1917 SINGLES CUP COLLEGE Mary Caroline Hogg. ' 20 INTERCLASS CUP DOUBLES CUP Case, ' 18 Case. ' 18 Carroll. ' 18 Carroll. ' 18 SINGLES CUP ACADEMY Josephine Foster. ' 18 137 BKmK P TCTi HEAD OF WINTER SPORTS AN Y HAW A ' GoO(l-bi f, Sii m mrr. Sti Lout , Fall. ' Hello, iriiitrr Ti VI riwc. fffr- IBI IJIK P TCTi aint anD atd)t6 Officers CHARLOTTE SEAVER President JANE PRATT Vice-Preaident KATHERIXE lU.OCK Secretuvij and Treasurer Committee El.IZAHKTH Lo«MAN [l.OE BoWKHS JTiKuItitJ aD }iser Miss .Ioskphink Simhai.i. KA 1-,K. r,,si,l, I ' KATT. Vii-e-Pi-psirleiil BLOCK, Hecretary-Treasurer III ' I-ICKHS (IF 1 ' ai t A. I) Patciiks !3[ll Bramatir laps () l)f Irisli — tlic first ])lay ] rtsfiitt(l hy the Dramatic Association tliis yt-ar was two ))lays. The first was " Tlie Pot of Broth. " hy ' illiam Yeats, one of the charming little Irish plays whicii have hecome jHi])ular in recent years. The three Irish character parts, witli all their innate humor and interest, were played with considerable spirit and skill, and the more elusive humor of the Irish play made a good contrast to the simpler farce that followed it, " Helena ' s Husband, " a delicious satire that had been originally presented by the Washington Square ])layers. But surely the New- York lovers could not have improved on the superbly emotional portrayal of Helen Beeson and Marianne Martin as Paris and Helena. Kvcry heart was turning hand- springs as their soaring emotion finally found vent in one long, rapturous kiss of frenzied and passionate devotion, and tlie course of true Inve. contrarv to tlic old adage, ran smoothly out of the door. Cfte Senior piap On Thursday, November 1.5th. the (lass of 1 !U S |)resented . ' heridan ' s l)lay. " A School for Scandal. " The class is certainly to be congratulated on the success of the play. Every member of the cast did full justice to her part. One of the most striking features of the Jilay was the excellence of casting and staging. In a performance so entirely well done, it is difficult to ))ick out any particular star. The work of Esther Turk, however, as Lady Teazle, should be placed first, if that place may be given to any one. This was the most difficult ])art in the play, and it was handled in a way which left nothing to be desired. She was ably backed by Margaret McVey as Sir Peter Teazle, her elderly husband. Eleanor Smith, as Sir Oliver Surface, made a most delightful rich uncle. The young scapegrace, Charles Surface, was portrayed by Cornelia Carroll in a way whicli greatly increased her large list of admirers, while everv one agreed tliat Katherine Marshall was lovely as Maria. Charlotte Seaver made a very convincing hypocrite, as Joseph Surface, a character which we know must have been hard for her to adoi t. The gossips who composed the " School for Scandal " were very well played, headed by Elanette Sollitt as Lady Sneerw-ell. The ))ortrayal of .Sir Benjamin Backbite, by Marianne Martin, deserves especial notice. Tlit- whoh- cist acted together s))lendidly. and the result was one of the best ])l,iys given at .Sweet Briar. 144 3BKWK vmch Ci)r Eipplrr Ci)aptrr SDfficers G. ELANETTE SOLLITT Pn-sidcf ESTHER C. TURK Secretary 80embcrs Marjorie Abraham Iloe Bowers Katherine D. Blo( k Louise Case Cornelia Carroll Rosanne Gilmore Helen Guthrie Ruth Gladfelter Louise Hammond Florence Ives Olivia Klingelhofer Catherine Marshall Virginia Iiller Marianne Martin Rehecca McGeohge Mary Jones Nixon Josephine Payne Dorothy Pryor Dorothy Powell Charlotte Seaver Miriam Thompson Laura Thompson Claire Taylor Katherine Taylor Sfunior laj? HH Junior Class may coiioratulatt- itself justly on the successful y acc()m])lisliment of a difficult piece of work. To present " The Poor fd BG?)?) I-ittIc Rich Girl. " with its large cast, elaborate setting, and intricate (g XjjS] theme, was to undertake no mean task. But they unquestionably made a real success of the play. They were aided by Martiia Darden. a Sweet Briar favorite of long standing, who played the j)art of the poor little rich girl with all her usual ciiarm and vivacity. The characters were .so numerous and tlie iliaiiges of scene so complicated that it would have seemed improbable that amateurs with such a limited stage equi])ment could coordinate the play properly. The story has little or no plot and depends enormously on the sympatliy excited by the little girl. But Martha Darden handled the difficult part exquisitely and every member of the cast jjlayed up to her splendidly. Each actress made the most of her individual part and yet subordinated it to the whole, so that a play which might well become disjointed and dull was rendered with perfect harmony of detail. J KIJIK VKTCfi JHrrrp f rstcrs Officers MARGARET Mt VEY President CORIXXE GIBBON Secretari and Treasurer epembers .loSEPHINE AhARA Rhoda Allex IVIENNE BaRKALOW Helen Beeson Genevieve Brosu ' s Mary Virginia Crabbs Dorothy Cerk Mildred Elli.s Hildegarde Flanner Florence Freeman CoRiNNE Gibbon Delia May Gilmore Frances Helmick Marion Lincoln Elizabeth Lowman Virginia Merrill Margaret McVey Dorothy Neal Jane Pratt Leila Sawyer Ernestine Shayler Eleanor Smith Emma Smith Mildred Thompson Lucile Warwick 151 33MJ1K Pj TCTi iHusiral Comrtij) February 1,5. 19 US. the Social t ' ommittee of the Y. W. C. A. iireseiited " My jNIodern Maid, " a musical comedy composed and produced by Miss Barkalow, Miss Lowman. and Miss Seaver. From the point of view of production it was probably the most spectacular performance staged this year. Tlie greatest care was taken to make the operetta appro.ximate a professional performance in every detail, and to smooth out as many of the discrepancies inherent in amateur work as could be done by laborious super- vision. The committee lias done splendid work and there can be no question that it was " no slouch of a job. " It is always desirable to provide a new outlet for the musical talent of the college, and, in addition to this, for tlic dancing — a feature too often disregarded in college dramatic work. This is only the second musical comedy Sweet Briar has produced, but its tremendous improvements in originality and charm promise well for all future effort. Whenever adequate material can be found, this side of college dramatic work ought not to be neglected, for it ))resents too many valuable opjjortunities. Our isolation throws us. to a great extent, on our own resources in providing entertainment, and we certainly ought not to neglect the possibilities of musical comedy when staged with tlie good taste and interest that rendered " -My Modern Maid " so attractive to the audience. There was a strikingly happy blending of delicious topic.il jokes, entertaining burlesque humor, exquisite dancing, and po])iil.ir songs extremely wt ' ll rendered. The gay little u.ir | lc)t added zest to the coniedy and gathered the various features into an harmonious and timely wliole. It is li.ird to choose between the three settings — each is cons])icuous : tin- first for the lie.iutv of the .Vmeriean garden it })ortrayed; the second for the ingenuity shown in constructing the scene on the transport with such limited material; the third for the alijiropriate originality which laid it in .1 V. ' . C. A. Hostess House. Also we must congratulate the writers on the restraint ,10(1 simi)licity of the farewell and reunion scenes in the first and third acts. F,very individual cliaracter was adequately and vivaciously presented. Miss Lincoln, as the debutante heroine, was quite professionally enchanting, and ] Iiss Allen, as the hero, 153 -R[J -R VBTCh delighted every one by lier clever acting and her fine voice. Miss Harkins and Miss Dodd, as the Spy and the Vampire, would have done credit to a Vitagraph movie. Miss Beason and Miss Shayler reduced every one in the audience to joyful tears with their farcical gaiety, and deliglited them liy tlie i)resence of mind with whicli they foiled tlie doughty " villyan. " The humorous characters were almost too numerous to do justice to, but we can not leave out tlic screamingly funny interpretation of the cook by Miss Petritz. Tlie good work of tlic chorus, led by Miss Freeman and Miss Gibbon, seemed very professional indeed when supplemented by our new and much-augmented Sweet Briar Orchestra. The songs were especially effective — lacking a composer, the committee had fitted the most attractive of the popular songs to the theme witji tlic greatest success, as, for example, the letter-writing scene and the chorus of " Long, Long Trail. " Tlic dancing of Miss PTanner and Miss Schladermundt was most unusual in such a |iurely amateur production and tremendously enhanced its success. Last, by position but not by merit, comes the original and patriotic finale with its graceful tribute to America and to the Allies, which is led up to without any of the banality which cliaracterizes even professional work in too many instances and detracts from its effect. Certainly we could find nowhere a more graceful and inspirational Goddess of Liberty than Miss Marshall when she a|)pears in tlie role of Peace to close the performance. •■ •♦ 33KIJ1K P TCTi IBi artis Officers KATHERINE NICHOLSON. KATHARINE McCLAY -President -Secretary tmbtts Jean Blair Daisy Bullard Virginia Carmichael Hazel Guggenheim EoLiNE Harkin Frances Henderson Louise Hilton Jeanne Lowry Stanley Miller Jeanette Monroe Dorothy Nicholson Ruth Richards Ruth Sheldon LiLLiAs Shepherd Louise Wolf ' J -R[J i( vmcYi Cf)r purpoor mxXi t1)t rogrrss of torrt Briar WE ' T BRIAR has entered the seeond decade of lier liistorv strong llV fc So ' " the accomplishment of the past and eager to attain to the higli X P ffl promise of the future. Tlie college does not desire any spectacular lf(_ or superficial success, but purposes to build slowly on broad and strong foundations. Although in great need of a Library, and Science Buildings, and of a suitable and separate Chapel, we have determined to be content, while the cost of construction is prohibitive, with the five buildings we already have, and to direct our efforts along three main lines, viz.: To strengthen and enlarge the faculty, To increase the number of college students to the capacity of the institution. To hold tenaciouslv to a hiali standard of excellence. 3ncrcase in JTarultp During the |)ast year .uid a half the Modern Language Department has been augmented by an assistant professor and an additional instructor; the English Department by a professor and a part-time instructor. Home Economics has been made a separate department with an associate professor. Since this change the department has trebled in numbers. Several laboratory assistants have been engaged to take care of the unusually large registration in chemistry, and a new instructor has been appointed for physics. The numbers in the Psychology Department have more than doubled. Additional courses are now offered in history, in English, in psj-chology. in Italian, in .Spanish, in the Greek language, and in Greek and Roman life. In order to meet the responsibilities placed upon women by the war situation, extra-curriculum emergency courses, in food production and food conservation, in war diet, in dairying, in typewriting, in public speaking, and in wireless telegraphy, will be given during the spring. No student, however, may undertake more than one of these subjects, and no credit is given. 159 BKiJin vmcYi 3DDitionaI OBquipment The clK ' niistry luul physics fqiii])nit ' nts have been aiijinu ' iittil hy research tables, additional .students ' work tables, and a considerable amount of iieavy apparatus; the biology and botany by a number of excellent new microscopes. PJiysics now has its own laboratory and adequate facilities for college work. Home Economics has an additional laboratory room and new gas stoves and new furnishings throughout. We have a new gas engine of large capacity for the laboratories, new engines in the Power-House, and new labor-saving devices in the Refectory. The Library has been the object of special concern for the past year. Through memorial gifts and pur- chases it has been increased by l,-i60 volumes, and it is in excellent working order. Pftpsical dBDucation For tlie first time, in 1918, physical education has been made compulsory for the Freshman and So|)homorf years. Through the aid of the Athletic Association modern ap])aratus has been purchased for the gymnasium, thus increasing the use- fulness of the building for winter work. Basket-ball, dancing, swimming, rowing, hockey, and tennis alternate in the proper seasons. It is planned to develop steadily the course in physical education and to make this department one of the strongest in the college, as Sweet Briar offers unusual opportunities along these lines. During the fall and spring each student is assigned to whatever outdoor game or sport is best adapted to her needs and preferences. All the sports are under the direction of the instructor in ]ihysieal education. Corrective exercises, team gymnasium work, indoor basket-ball, and (l,iM -ing occu))y tlie winter term. Sncreasc in tiiDciit l?oDp The ( iirollminl for thi- present year, 301, is the largrst in the history of the institution. Of these IS ' J .ire registered in the college, an increase of more than forty per cent over last ye.ir. ' I ' lic entering college class numbered 112, almost twice the size of the entering class of l!tl7. In fact it was necessary to refuse many applicants lioth in tlie college and academy. Tlir niipcr classes, too, gained a number of students through transfer. For the most jjart liie new students show thorough preparation for college work. IfiO :6TRIJ1K PTlTCTi (Greater tucet ISriar When tlie aiimial makes its appearance tlie campaign for a greater Sweet Briar will have been launciied. We want a Sweet Briar greater than ever before; we want 300 well-prepared, earnest college students, students who realize that to-day a four-year college course is a valuable asset to a woman not only in her personal life and in lier jjossible profession, but also in her larger relations to the social whole. We want a Sweet Briar that will be of service to the college life of the country, because it knows how to interpret truly the meaning of " liberal education " ; because it realizes that no education, liberal or technical, is of value as an end in itself, but only as a means to a better comprehension of human needs and human problems. Sweet Briar asks all its |)resent members, all its alunnia ' . and former students to aid in this great enterprise, to work as tliey jiave never worked before for tlie upbuilding of such a student body, for the develo})ing of their eiillege. for the maintenance of high jiersonal and educational standards. ■amniR VKTCh Efti Cross !3[ssofiation iPfficers IDA WALKER President MISS ELIZABETH JOHNSON Secretary ROSANNE GILMORE Treasurer Committees Margaret Petritz Wool Helen Johnston Membership Fanny Ellsworth Social Helen Bishop Surgical Dressings Frances Henderson Publicifu Margaret Turner Kits Katherine Nicholson Red Cross Stamps Rosanne Gilmore Finance jTacultp aoDisers Miss Howland Miss Thatcher 165 BRmK VKTCh % ) c »rt Cross at tocrt Briar XI.Y a liundrt ' d years ago women all over tile world were lamentably lacking in knowledge of how to care for the sick. They were appar- ently insensible to the ever-urgent need of such knowledge. Nursing as a profession did not exist, and, as a result, the conditions in the few iu)sl)itals were deijlorable and the loss of life after the wounds of battle almost unbelievable. A woman of England, Florence Nightingale, who had. from childhood, been passionately fond of nursing, arose to meet the needs of the times. All through her life she had tried to protect the helpless and the injured. As a little girl she could not bear to see flowers and animals hurt. Later it was the soldiers of lier country for wliom .she labored. For twelve years she traveled on tlie continent of Europe visiting and studying hospitals. Not long after her return to England, the Crimean ' ar broke out. Into the scenes of misery and squalor went Florence Nightingale. Siic was said, by tlie British Government, to be the first woman to enter a British Military Hospital. By the work of this one woman and her corps of helpers, the conditions of the wounded were greatly improved and the number of those who recovered from their wounds was much increased. The soldiers, appreciative of all that she had done for them, raised a large sum of money in her name. With this money I ' lorcme Nightingale founded the first hospital training school for girls. Under the inspiration of the work of this great woman, Henri Dunant, a young Swiss, conceived the idea of an international organization to carry out the work that she had accomplished almost unaided. He and a group of inter- ested men called together a council of fourteen nations at Geneva, Switzerland, in 1 861. This council resulted in the adoption of an international treaty which gave to the world the organization of the Red Cross. Florence Nightingale laid the foundation for the Red Cross in Europe; Clara Barton introduced it in America. Largely through her efforts the Geneva treaty was signed by the I ' nited States in 1882. and the American Red Cross was established. It has grown steadily, until to-day there is a branch of the Red Cross at work in practically every eonunuiiity in the land no matter how small or how remote the community may be. It is of the work in one of these smaller .•ind more remnte (oninuinities that I wish to speak. The Red Cross .it Swe.t liri.ir w.is started in April. 1917. shortly after war was declared. The girls iuanl tlir e.-.U. .uul str,.ve to answer it by giving some 33KIJ1K VKTCYi material help as soon as possible. The Current Events Club took the matter in hand, and. through the combined efforts of Miss Sparrow and Miss Martin, materials for bandages and outside dressings were procured and Red Cross work at Sweet Briar began. The girls worked on an average of three hours a week. The room which had been procured for the work, in Academic, was almost always crowded with willing helpers anxious to do tlieir bit. Before college closed a large box containing roller bandages, head bandages, and slings had been sent off to one of the base hospitals. Wlien college opened this year, there was even greater enthusiasm for Red Cross work. In October a mass meeting was held at which Helen Johnston gave an outline of the work for the coming year. Helen Johnston later resigned and Ida Walker was chosen as chairman. The officers and cjiairmen of the executive committee are as follows: Id. W.4LKER Chairman Miss Ei.iz. beth H. Johnston Secretary Ros. NNE GiLMORE Treasurer Helen Bishop Surc ical Dressings Committee Frances Henderson Publiciti Committee Fanny Ellsworth Entertainment Committee Margaret Turner Kits Katherine Nicholson Magazines Miss Thatcher ) t. ,, ,i i racniti Members Miss Howland j The work that the girls accomplished during the first semester is well deserving of praise. In November the Sweet Briar Red Cross was fortunate enough to procure Mrs. I. W. Littel, from Washington, to organize classes of instruction in surgical dressings. Thirty-five girls, fully realizing the amount of time and labor it would demand, signed up for the course. Two hours a day for two weeks was quite strenuous, intensive training, as the girls were obliged at tlie same time to keep up with their studies and tlieir regular work. About the last of November a box con- taining a thousand surgical dressings, which the girls had made, was sent to tht Potomac Division Warehouse. Twenty girls are now awaiting instructors ' certificates from Washington. Wlien they receive tjie certificates they will be allowed to instruct in the making of surgical dressings. These girls, like Florence Nightingale, will be meeting an ever-urgent need. 167 Hmn-R VKTCh While some of the girls were busy with the surgical dressings work otliers were employed in packing Cliristmas boxes for the soldiers and sailors. Each one was, indeed, an ideal sort of a surjirise package. In every one there were two interesting books, a package of gum, two bars of Hershey ' s chocolate, a package of dates, a package of tobacco, a bo.x of matches, a pack of cards, pencils and writing paper, and a large khaki handkerchief. All the things most desired by our fighting men were packed in these Cliristmas kits. No one who has not been " Over There " can realize how much such small luxuries mean. Coninsby Dawson, in a letter to his sister, says, " If you don ' t mind my suggesting it, I wouldn ' t a bit mind a Christmas box at once — a schoolboy ' s trick box. " In another letter he says, " One hasn ' t got an awful lot of pleasures, but smoking is one of them. " Fifty-four of these joy- bringing kits were packed and sent. A part went to our soldiers in France and a part to the naval hospital at Portsmouth. Besides the kits and dressings. Sweet Briar has given many contributions in money. The proceeds of the Academy and the Founder ' s Day Dance amounted to one hundred and forty-eight dollars. As there were few expenses, practically all of the sum was given over to the Red Cross. Contrary to the custom in former years, no money was expended for refreshments or de corations. The weekly clnirch col- lections for the Red Cross came to about two hundred dollars, an average of twenty dollars a week. Considering the many appeals for money the girls have had for other war relief work during the first few months, this was a very good record. There has been, in addition to the systematic giving, a great deal of personal giving for the Red Cross. The girls have been throughout the year remarkably responsive. On Tag Day alone seventy-five dollars was made. This money was used for the neces- sary Red Cross materials here at Sweet Briar. All the year the Magazine Committee has been busy cutting out stories from the magazines. Every week a great pile has been sent out to our soldiers and sailors everywhere. In telling of tlie work Sweet Briar has done I must not omit the knitting that every one has been doing and is doing constantly. The girls knit at all times and at all jjlaces excepting classes and chapel. It is rarely that a girl goes anywliere witli- out her knitting bag. One hundred articles have been turned in at the Red Cross here, and a great many more have been knitted and sent directly to the soldiers by the girls. So Sweet Briar is trying to do, in every way jiossible, not only its " bit. " but its best for the Red Cross. Plans are being made for the work for the next four months. With examinations over, there will be a greater opportunity for work, an opportunity which the Sweet Briar girls will not neglect. BRmK vhtcti % )t tDcrt 13riar JHasa ine taff G. EI.ANETTE SOLI. ITT Editor-in-Chief ELEANOR SMITH Business Manager associate (iBDitors Esther C. Tihk Elizabeth C. Eggleston Maynette Rozelle Nancy P. Hanna Jl ' NE HiLDEGARDE ElaNNER assistant 13usiness C anagcrs Geraldine Ball Ida Walker Wl-.KI IllilAli Mac_,A .I.M. M.Ul BHUm P TCTi Cljc Briar Pntrl) CAROI.INF. SHARPE K litor-i„-CI,irf DELIA MAY GII.MORE Ihi.sinrss Maiuujrr Katherine Block Assistant B siness Manarjer Dorothy Neal Litcrari Editor Florence Freeman Irt F.dilor Mary Jones Nlxon Assixtaitt Art Editor Elizabeth FIggleston Jokes Frances Wild Compiliiu Editor Rosanne Gilmore I ' hotoi raphs JFacuItp OBDitors Mi.s.s SiMRALL Miss Thatcher % % ♦ ' i ' liK l!iiiAU Patch Staff BKIJIH VKTCh m Current CtJtnts Chit ©fficcrs DOROTHY CERF Prciiilent FANNY ELLSWORTH Secn-larj iiiul Tn-u. ' .in-er Committee Helen Johnston Virginia Miller Miss Smith JDonorarp e emtier L RIANNE L KTI. e? ]3KIJm P TCTi Cljr Currrnf (E )tntQ Club HIS year clost-s another chapter in the liistory of this association, oryaiiized for the purpose of keeping- in t nicli witii the events of the (lav. whiili. witii the advent of this war. have heeome history in the makinu as never before. Ill 1915 liss Sparrow, liead of tlie History Department, with tlie assistance of Miss Amy Elliott, organized the club. During the following year inter- class debates were in.stituted under the auspices of Current Events. A mahogany debating shield was purchased, upon which the numerals of the champion team and the names of the members of the team were engraved in silver. Last year, because of the stress of Red Cross and similar activity, the cham]iioiiship debate was not held. This year the club has received one heavy blow in the loss of Katlieriiie Kein]). its president, just before Christmas. Up to that time an interesting program was r- carried tlirough. with s])eakers of such note as V -t Mrs. Forbes-Robertson Hale, and plenty of inter- { esting incidents, not the least of which w-as the . , . -_ speech of Mr. Whipple, formerly of the University of Virginia. His pacifistic sentiments, with which Sweet Briar was entirely out of sympathy, were refuted the following week by Professor Dabney. of the University. The club was reorganized at the end of the first semester, and a debate between Freshmen and Sophomores is the first plan for the new semester. Hildegarde Flanner is captain of the former and Virginia Merrill of the latter class team. The topic of the debate will be " Resolved, That college should adhere to classical education. " The Fresh- men will take the negative and the Sophomores the affirmative. for TJicifiSM hhifPL EABME-Y 175 lEBATlNG! OAPTAINSI •• M Makiin. ' Is Mi:jiiiii.i.. ' 2(1 Fl.ANNKU. " 21 ACADEMY vi«i«nivfvflif»i J. . BIIIJIK pj TCTi icaticmj) tutinxts Dorothy Abern ' athy Georgette Allison Beatrice Armstrong Sarah Aydelotte Mildred Banks Eliza Baxter Virginia Beacom Minnie Bell Jean Blair I.YNNE Bonner Virginia Box Gaynell Bradley Daisy Billard Marjorie Campbell Virginia Carmk hael Douglas Chelf Gertrude Clarke Martha Collier Katherine Cooke Catharine Coolidge Family Creekmi ' r Omar Davis Martha Dickson Flora Davison Lee Dodd Anna Fawcus Catharine Fischer Caroline Flynn Sarah Fowler Catherine Giddings Dorothy Goode Evelyn Gray Katherine Griffiths Klizabf.th Groves Hazel (iiggenheim Elinor Gi ' thrie Mary Gwinn Beverly Hall Celeste Harkin Eoline Harkin Frances Henderson .Iosephine Hereford Dorothy Hilton Louise Hilton Frances Hunt ' iRGiNiA Jones Barbette Kargeh Annk Keith Hannah Keith Emogene Kelly Varina Knight ] L4R.T0RiE Lindsay Dorothy Lloyd Adele Lowry Jeanne Lowry Katharine McClay Emily Mackall Gladys Mann Frances Marsh Mildred Marsh Stanley Miller Elizabeth Mills Mary Milne JeaNETTE INIONROE Dorothy Nes Dorothy Nicholson Katherine Nicholson Helexe Oettinger Helen O ' Farrell (JERTRUDE Pauley Mildred Porter Ruth Richards Mary Rit( hie Laura Roberts ' iNCENT Roberts Frances Rowse Katharine Schell Frances Sellers Ruth Sheldon LiLiAS Shepherd Doris Siioudy Bertha Smith Dorothy Smith Eleanor Smith Helen Smith Lelia Taylor Elizabeth Tyler Isabel Virden Lily Wallace Meta Waring Sara Warron Ruth West Julia Wherry Helen Whitehill Elizabeth Whitman Mary Witmer I,oiTisE Wolf Ruth Wolf Therese Wolfstein Hathaway Wright !3catirmp tutirut (J otjcrnmrnt !3[ei60fiation SDfficcrs FRANCES HENDERSON Pn-sulent DAISY BUI.LARD Vice-President RUTH SHELDON Secretary JEANNE LOWRV Treasurer IDoiise prcsiDents Virginia Jones Randolph Catharine Coolidge Grammer ll)onor Couufil Katherine Nicholson, Cliairniaii Eliza Baxter Lily Wallace Varina Knight P rances Sellers Hkndebson, Presiclcn t SHELnoN, Treasurer Bri.i.ARD, ice-J ' resideiit LowRY, Secretary OFFICKRS of AfADF.MY STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION FIRST SOPRANO R. Allen E. DURRELL J. Bruner E. FiNKE R. Gladfelter E. Gould E. Gray G. Anderson V. Beacom M. Cato H. Gl ' THRIE D. Abehnathy V. Box E. Groves F. Helmick M. Rozelle second soprano I.. Poc HAT C. Geschwindt R. Knapp C. LoNEY I. Luke M. B. McNally V. Merrill S. Rouse F. Ives I. Massie J. LOWRY D. Nicholson IM. Lincoln I.. Thompson M. Turner E. Shayler I. Virden Miss Young. Dircclnr Miss Gertrude Kintzini;. Accompanist Miss Hattie Wilson Miss Irvine Guy Miss Julia Stone Miss Otelia June Simmons Miss Helen Mahood Miss Beatrice Henry Mr. Winston Wilkinson Miss Mary Frances Hunt Miss Katharine Davis Miss Beatrice Watts Miss Eleanor Wingfield Miss Constance Pringle Master Meade Wilkinson Master Charles Pringle Miss Ethel Gardner Viola Miss Taylor rioloncello Mr. John Weinel Bass Miss Ruth Geer Flute Dr. W. E. Walker Flute Dr. George Walker Clarinet Miss Ruby Walker Oboe Mr. C. E. Harris Cornet Miss Florence Barbour Piano Miss Charlotte K. Hull, Conductor 183 onoin H. A 1. 1. EN R. Blanks .1. Brunkr M. Cowan K. CoRDES F. Davison M. Oeekin.s L. DODD M. Kllis A. Evans M. Pa ' ans S. Fowler E. Gray ¥.. (iolLI) C. (JES( IIWINDT B. Harkins F. Helmick F. Ives M. Lincoln J. I.OWRY J. Massie M. B. McNally D. Nelson L. Poi HAT D. Pryor S. RorsE H. Shepherd F. SCOVELL E. Shayleh M. Taylor M. Tl RNER -Rmj VKTCh aunhns iay XoveiHl)er sixteenth, nineteeii-seveiiteen. as needs must l)e, dawned l)i-i 4ht and sliarp and clear. Excitement ran high, esjjecially on tliose halls where the Freshman Hunkies dressed our Seniors in their apparel of dignity. At ten o ' clock the academic procession formed outside the chapel and marched in to the majestic strains of " Ancient of days, who sittest throned in glory. " After a hrief invocation by Bishop Tucker, Mr. Manson. Sweet Briar ' s good friend, representing the board of directors, talked to us in his kindly genial manner about the Founders of Sweet Briar. The address claimed the attention of every new J3] Ijm VKTCYi student of college or academy, who then received her first introduction to Daisy and her family. It claimed the attention of every old student, hecause, to those who love Sweet Briar, the story of its conception can never he trite, and hecause this year ]Mr. Man- son had many newly-discov ered facts to add to the accoimt. The heautiful " Recessional " hy Kip- ling was given hy the Glee Cluh. The solemn heauty of it was a fitting pre- lude to Dean jVIatthews ' address, " The College Women for To-day and for To-morrow. " In convincing words she put hefoi-e each of us oiu ' glorious op- ])ortunities, our grave new tasks. In the (juiet of the chapel each of us con- secrated herself to the task, each prayed that she miglit not he a slacker in the great work of reconstruction. After joining in the " Battle Hymn of the Repuhlic, " and after a benediction hy Bishop Tucker, we mai ' ched out to the strains of our Alma Nlater, " Sweet Briar, Sweet Briar, Flower Fair. " We came forth into the fi-esh Xovemher air filled anew with a spirit of loyal devotion and zeal for the cause of oin college in the mountains of o 1 d Virginia. An afternoon of utter joy and recreation, passed hy some of us in the " gym, " others on the campus, and still others just doing what we most wanted to do, made us BKIJIH P TCTi realize even in ore the debt we owe our Found- ers. The beautifid (Umce in the evening, given in all simplicitj " and lack of extravagance, was a suc- cess from every stand- jjoint. The day our Seniors first assumed the dignity of Seniorhood, the day we rested at peace with all warring elements of college life, the day we hearkened to Dean Matthews ' stirring call, the day we remem- bered those to whom we owe all our cherished memories of happy days in Sweet Briar ' s halls — this day must be a memorable one to each of us privileged to live it at Sweet Briar. 1 ■ ■ ' ' rww lil aH9 IKB AlADKMV Da.XCK BKIJIK P TCTi Calts b|) Br. lEalfeer IN ENGLAND AT COLLEGE HEX boys are horn into the world it is generally ex- pected tiiat they will become something, even if only the President of the L nited States. In fact. I have read somewhere about the choice of a profession for a boy: that if he is clever, make him a lawyer; if he is a duffer, make him a doctor; if he is a fool, make him a parson. As I lived in England, I was out on the Presidential business, and as I was already given to airing my own ideas con- siderably, they evidently thought that was preaching enough, so they settled to niake me a doctor. To this end I was ultimately sent to college, previous education having failed to develop any dazzling brilliancy. Xow a doctor ' s edu- cation has to include a great deal, all of which is not at once apparent to the general public. Even a medical education was not ar- ranged as I would have fixed it, for what was the use of algebra or Euclid! ' Chemistry was all right; and I knew perfectly how to mix sulphiu " and chlorate of potash so as to make the biggest report. I was good on explosives generally. In fact mv chemical abilities in dh. wai.kkr BRIJIK vmcYi that direction were proniising. Given a piece of glass tube and tlie use of the hirge l)l()wpi])e, I could make as good a vaciuini bulb as any one, guaranteed to go off as well as any, too. I know certainly that they were good, because I tried them. My next-door neighbor, in the laboratory, was a nice fellow — blather — now well known in the world. Working alongside each other, it was oidy natiu ' al that we were al)le to assist each other, and also use each other as suitable suli- jects for experiment. There were other men at college who evidently went there to make themselves a nuisance to their companions, and they were very successful in their endeavors. I remember one named Rider, who was a complete success in the nuisance line, and against Avhom jMather and 1 waged unceasing warfare. One day, seeing him go down to the lower laboratory, we waited on the upper road until we heard him coming under the stone foot-bridge, when we quietly dropped a bulb of bisulphide of carbon, a most evilly-smelling sub- stance, whose presence once noticed is never desired. A succession of German imprecations notified us that somehow we had made a mis- take and dropped oui ' bomb on the wrong man. We had. For it landed on the head of the celebrated Carl Schorlemmer, a chemist of world-wide fame. We did not remain to hear all the German re- marks, and were discreetly absent from college that day. We heard next day that some one had ntissed being expelled by not being caught for an assault on one of the professors. Ve were glad for the ])ooi- fellow ' s sake that he got away. AT AVORK Ghosts Ghosts! I am not afraid of ghosts, at any rate in the daytime. It was rather ])r()saic, the way it happened, and it ha])pen ' jd at a veiy prosaic place, a busy chemical works. It was in the early days of gas tiring, when extensive experiments were being made to use coal at a distance from the boilers. We had three sets of producers, huge furnaces, with a line of planking lea(hng to the top of them. When the gas was made it was taken ihn into coolers and into a BRmH P TCTi gas flue of enormous size. This huge flue was drained at the lower end by a tar weU about thirty feet deep and ten feet in diameter. I was head chemist at this works, where we employed about 700 men on the day shift and 300 on the night shift. I used a pass key to go all over tlie works at night when my duty or inclination called me. As accidents occurred freijuently, drinking and sleeping were forbidden, and punished with a fine when found out. Well, one night I had been to our " Good Templars " meeting, being a teetotaller, and thought it desirable to go round the works before going home. Some time before this a most curious thing had happened. A man named Jack Finch had gotten into the works while inebriated, and had gone head first into the great tar well which was uncovered. He was found next morning, sticking heels up in the tar, and, of course, quite dead. I remember seeing him in his gray suit, covered with tar. It was not long after this that " Producer " Sinn No. 1 " asked for a fresh job, saying he wanted to change his work. Om manager asked why, and he said he had seen the ghost of Jack Finch, and it scared him. This was too absin-d, and our manager made great fun of it. But it was not long before three Producer men asked for a change of work. It was about this time that I came from my meet- ing to look over the works. I went round by the ])r()ducers, and just as I came in the smoky, flaring light, I saw a man dressed in one of the usual gray suits worn I)y the men. I started after him. He took no notice, but hurried toward the producers. I shouted again as he hurried across the deep and dangerous pits. He again took no notice of me. He quietly hurried round the cold l)ank, and I knew I had him. I was after him in a jiffy, and ... he was gone! He must be in the tar well. In a moment, I thought of Jack Finch. I yelled, " Producers. " " Ay, ay. Sir, " came from the man in charge, who was hurrying from below. " Where have you been ' I said sharply. He stannnered, and. finally, asked me not to report him, as he had fallen asleep, having lost sleep lunvsing a sick child. 1 told him a man had just run around the coal and I wanted his light to see who it was. He said: " Don ' t go near, sir, that is Jack Finch. " He BKIJIH P TCTi implored nie not to ' o. hut I insisted. A li ht was lo vei-fd into the well, hut all was natm-al. What heeaine of that man I do not know to this day. INIy friends say " imagination. " Explain it if you can, for I can not. IX LOVE lla e you ever heen in love 1 have, and it lias a rather nice aspect, in spite of poets and other mad folks ' opinions! When I was six years old, I was seriously smitten with the charm of a sweet lady. Xothin ) ' came of it, as she was thirty-six, and I grew older and tried again. This time it was a very sweet girl only twice as old as I was. Then I hecanie the ahject slave of a fair one who was just half again as old as I, and if at any time before I showed any likelihood of pos- sessing any sense, it was not observable now This lady and I (pian-eled because of her brother whom I didn ' t like. About this time 1 left home, and was thrown on my own re- sources. I developed a taste for music, and about the same time started teaching a Sunday-school class of young girls. Amongst them were two hi ' ight little lassies, one thirteen and the other eight years old, sisters of my chemical chum and musical accom])anist. Being much in the company of my chum, I saw a great deal of his sisters, and grew very fond of them. Once when my accompanist and I (juarreled about playing a certain piece of music, my little friend Pollie, the older of the sisters, played the accompaniment for me. atid did it very well indeed. Both she and I little t hought what a long accompaniment that was fated to be. for it has already lasted over forty-five years, and in that accompaniment she has never ])layed one false note. Oui- trouble began when Mrs. Taylor, PoUie ' s mother, said I ' ollie was getting too much wrapped up in our practices and my chum and I must con- tinue them at my lodgings. We did as she sug- i)n. AMI Miis. wAi Ki ic gested. l)nt lieroii ' long things di ' opped i)aek into i -Rm vmch their old way. and we slowly resumed our practices at Pollie ' s parents ' home. I was again asked to leave, hut this time said 1 was as much wrapped up in PoUie as she was in me. It hecame generally known that I was going to marry her as soon as she was old enough, and things went finely — for a while. Soon it was proposed that PoUie should go to AVales to keep house for her brother Jim, who was employed as a chemist there. I objected to her go- Mi.ss NKiFKKR ing away. and. after much argument with her father and mother, she wasn ' t sent to Wales. But some time later she went with her mother to Buxton for a several weeks ' stay. Her mother was called home, and 1 visited Pollie in Buxton very often. I also visited the Vicar of Fairfield, and also asked hini for a marriage license at the same time. To avoid attracting attention at home, I made all arrangements for the wedding, even to buying suitable dresses and bonnet for my dear one. The Aved- ding came duly off, and we were married as firmly as ever anyl)ody could wish to be. Now that we were man and wife, I began to consider the next move. Pollie was called home unexpectedly l)e- cause of her mother ' s illness, and we decided to wait a little before telling of our wedding at her home. Then I went to confess to my never-failing brother Will, who might always be depended on for good advice. He showed me frankly and fairly that I had wronged Pollie by not giving her a chance of choosing, if she wanted to. a more desirable part n e i- , as she was such a chikl yet. He also told me that I had to take good care that she should never be dis- appointed in me. He proposed telling my father for me, say- ing that I had enough on i-5to l»!Kae TiiK iiimi BKIJIK PJ TCTi my hands inakiiif ' peace with lier parents, wliich I must at once attempt to do. I thou )ht that if I told her brotlier first it would be best. But, to my dis- may, he fiew into a violent ra ic, and said I had not gotten Pollie and never should have her. He left me in a furious temper. I proceeded to have the inspector of Police send up six officers with instructions to wait at the end of the street until I called them, while I went and demanded my wife. I finally succeeded in persuading her people of the utter futility of try- ing to keep her from me, and took her to my lodgings, had break- fast, and went off on a little wedding trip to Chapel-en-Frith. There is an old saying, that the course of true love never runs smooth. Well! As far as circumstances go, that may be true; but as far as love is concerned, it is a false statement, for 1 have never had a cross word from my wife in the forty-five years of my married life, and I am, though not a young man, more in love with her now than I ever was. IN MANITOBA In my search for vacant lands suitable for homesteads in Mani- toba, a very decent fellow kindly offered to " give me a lift " if I did not mind traveling behind oxen. I gladly availed myself of his kind offer. He said he would be aroinid in an hour for me. He went, as I found afterwards, to make the conveyance. This was simplicity itself, and consisted of two poplar poles, two auger holes in each pole, two short sticks at i-ight angles, a couple more laid on, a big bundle of hay for the driver, and an old tea-chest for the cabin ])assenger. The affair was drawn by a one- horned ox, and the harness of our fiery steed was made of a piece of canvas with a hole for the ox ' s head and two pieces of clothes line. The driver appeared, and I BKmH P TCTi said good-bye to my new acciuaintances and seated myself on the box. It was only a temporary arrangement, however, for after the ox had started with a jerk. I got up out of the snow and saw the rig proceeding without me and the men all laughing at the comical figure I cut. I enjoyed a laugh at my own expense, ran after the convey- ance, and managed to get on again only to be tipped off a second time. I found I must exercise considerable skill to remain seated on the box, as it required a well-balanced body as well as a mind to manipulate a shaky seat like that. However, I managed at last to stick on in a sort of comfort, and much enjoyed the long drive to Birtle. After a hazardous ride on the back of an ox through the raging, roaring torrent of water known as Snake Creek, we came to a stop- ping house at Silver Creek, where we stayed over Sunday. Some provisions came in, and we spent a very happy and restful day. Early on INIonday we went on foot to investigate a new district near " Binscarth. " It was a lovely morning, and we were filled with pleasant anticipations as we jogged along mile after mile. We came to the place, and found it consisted of 360 acres of fine land. Then, feeling like Samson, we pushed on to see the Sec- tion 12, Township 20. Range 29, West, as it was legally designated. ]My feelings as I looked over the lovely valley were peculiar. I was de- lighted, and almost unable to believe that an application and $10.00 would make that sweet place my own prop- erty. I shall never forget my pleasure in marching around this estate, which I had simply to live on and cultivate a little to own. I christened my new home " Farlands, " and pitched my tent. Then I commenced to erect a slielter for niyself. A yood ])laii was a " (hi -out. " a cave-like hole in the hillside covered with j)oles and sods and soils. I did the dig- ging! — three days of solid hand-hlistering work, harder for nie, he- caiise I had not spent my life at that sort of work. That dug-out made oiu " home — for my wife and children and " Auntie, " until our log house was huilt five months later. ' TEA HOUSE SWEET BEIAB HOUSE 197 33RIJ1K VKTCh Co tl)c OBuening tar I oil. star of evening, from thy throne so high, Cast tliy clear beams across the darkening sky — And these, our wond ' ring souls, that question. " Why Guide to the light. II Above tJK- world, dee]) ])lunged in liitter strife. For those disheartened by the cares of life. Keep, ' midst the turmoil in our hearts so rife. Thy i)urity. Ill Wise men long ages past, in lands afar. Attained their long-sought goal ' neath Christ ' s own star. . nd so give thou to us. wearied witli war. . hojx ' of iH ' ace. Makv R. Tavi.oh. ' 2 1 . CrucifieD A body hanging limp and stark Upon a cross of wood, A forehead cut witli thorns and dark With dried and blackened blood — But lips that murmur ere they die: " Forgive them, Fatlier, this I pray, Tliey know not what they do, nor why — They must be taught. I am the Way. " A soldier lying wounded, torn. Among the many slain. With blinded eyes that see the morn Through stinging blood and pain — But lips that whis))er to the end: " Give strength, O God, give strength, I pray, To those who Truth and Right defend — For we must win. I am the Way. " A woman standing bowed and lient Beside an em]ity cliair, A face with pain and sorrow rent, And weak hands of despair — But tortured lips that wliisper yet : " Give help, O Lord, give liel]), I i ray, I.est I in agony forget That Truth must live. I am the Way. " HlLDEG. nDK Fl. NNER. 33RIJ1K VKYCh Clostti Ct)aptfr in Hatriua ) ou l aagurr ' s iLife PART I HE despairing- youii - coujjle sat and g ' azed longingly at the inviting dimness of the hall. Their eyes turned to the stern and forbidding figure of Miss McCall, seated in an opposite eorner of the room. She was engaged in the remarkable feat of being seemingly absorbed in her knitting, and yet having an air of alert watchfulness, which vas extremely disconcerting to the young people. Katrina von Wagner gave a resigned sigh, and settled l)ack to a hope- lessly dull evening, made necessary by the presence of the school chaperon. IS ever again would she attempt to entertain a caller at school. Ro])ert Warren, liowever, was not so easily daunted. With a little effort he rallied the conversation, so that Avheii lie finally pulled out his watch he discovered, to his amazement, tliat tliere were only a few minutes left before his forced departure. He reflected a moment. True, he had only known his " kid sister ' s " roommate for one short month, but the impulsiveness of youtli made him sure that this was love. He was conscious of a challenge to his power of protection and to his spirit of ownership, from the minute he liad met Katrina, his sister ' s quaint little German friend. Roliert finally decided to take the plunge. " Katrina, darling, " lie wliispered. Katrina looked up with a wide-eyed, wondering look. " Gee whiz, look out! Don ' t show any signs of excitement, " he nuittered. with a somewliat nervous glance toward the oj ijosite corner of the room. Katrina ' s face fiuslied with a I ' icli. warm color, and hei- breatli came in tiny gasps. BT IJIH P TCTi " Some day " He Avas cut short by the risiiii - of tlie majestic Nliss McC ' all. This was the signal of dismissal. Robert arose, murmured the usual polite nothings over Miss ]McCairs hand, and went into the loug- wished-for seclusion of the hall followed l)y Katrina. She stood silently watching him put on his coat. Suddeidy he turned to her, caught her hands, and whispered: " Katrina, some day — some day I am coming to your own home to ask you — something. ]May I C ' She faltered, " Yes. " With this he left her, and she listened to his firm footsteps dying away in the distance. PART II Katrina was no longer the carefree American schoolgirl of two years ago. She was sitting in the neat, but sparsely furnished, living- room of her home in Germany. She sat knitting, knitting, knitting, as it seemed to her she had been doinii ' interminably. Even Miss ] IcCall had never knitted any more diligently than she. Katrina thought of the last time she had ever seen her so occupied. The day after the evening which was engraved upon her memory forever, she had received a curt note from her father, commanding her to return. A steamer happened to be leaving that night, so Kat ' -ina set out fo ' - home. Upon her arrival, she had a ])remonition that her father had a very strong reason for desiring her to come home. Finally war was declared between America and (iermany. All comnninieations were severed, and correspondence with Bob was now impossible. She was aroused from all these sad reflections by the entrance of her brother. " Sister, want to go through the prison camp with nie this aftei-- noon? " he asked. Her brother was in charge of one of the prison camps of Germany, and he liad long promised to take her through it. 202 BKIJIR P TCTi " Oh, I ' d love to go. Perhaps I may find some means of reheving the awful monotony of their lives. " Upon arrival at the camp, she gazed with horror upon the sullen, almost inhuman faces of the prisoners. The thing which seemed worst, to her mind, was the terrible air of listlessness and of idleness. Somewhat depressed by her thoughts, her eyes rested vaguely on a groujj of nearby jjrisoners. She was suddenly startled by the sight of a characteristic pose of a familiar figure. Scarcely trusting her eyes, she stood staring at him, dimifounded. Slowly, impelled by an unknown force, he turned and gazed deep into her eyes. With a common accord they walked slowly toward each other. When they were but a few feet apart they stopped. The barrier which was between them seemed almost physical, as well as psychic. Katrina rose to the greatest situation of her life. She turned to her brother, and, in a collected manner, explained to him that this was a dear friend, and that she must see him alone. There was a short hesitation. He looked at his sister intently, trying to read her inner- most thoughts. Finally, with a spark of divine imderstanding gleam- ing in his eye, he nodded assent. With the stolidity usual to his race, he turned, beckoned to Robert, and led the way into his office. Within the privacy of her brother ' s office the barrier fell away from between them. For a few brief moments they poured out all the loneliness and longing of those two years. Finally, Robert checked himself, and, in brief, halting words, told his experiences since he had last seen her. He had enlisted as soon as the war broke out. He had only been at the front two weeks when he was taken prisoner during a raid on the German trenches. He had, unfortunately, killed a favorite officer of the Germans, and their wrath was to be vent upon him. He had been told to-day to prepare to die at sunrise. Poor little Katrina! She had been dreaming for two years of the time when she would be guarded and protected by this man! Now, he — he was to be taken away forever! She trembled like a leaf in his strong clasp. They both fought for self-control, and at last they both won. Thev had mastered the situation. Bl IJlIl P TCTi The measured tramp of tlu ' guai-ds was heard outside the door. For the .second time Kohei ' t Warren received tlie signal of dismissal in Katrina ' s presence. He vhis])ered. in a voice full of yearning, wistful love: " () Kati ' ina. we must he hrave, we must he stronf " ! I promised vou that I would come to you in your own home, in your (rermany, and I have kept my promise. " Once a ain Katrina listened to the (le])artin,n- footstej s of her lovci ' . She whispered to hei-self. " Hut we shall meet again. " Sue Wisner. Bl IJlH P TCTi l is Letter i ome Oh, Mother Dear: It ' s Christmas night! To tliink I didn ' t know! No wonder. Last December seems at least ten years ago. Remember how the folks came up? Gee, what a feast we had, The Aunts and Uncle Jack and Sis and me and you and Dad! " We had a tree — remember . And we sat around the tire. You ought to see me now, all covered up with dirt and mire. I have just come in from duty. We were up beliind the guns. All this freezing Christmas morning, shooting up a few damned Huns, We lost some good men, IMother. My pal, young Jack McKee, The finest fellow that I knew, fell down ' long side of me. He didn ' t die right oif, but, God, I wish he had! I never in my life have seen the courage of that lad! His blood guslied like a fountain and it stained the ground all red, But nt)t until the very end did lie go off his head. He just lay there a-dyin ' , with a smile that cut my heart, For he knew as well as I that they would put him in the cart. And take him for his last ride ' fore to-morrow ' s sun would rise. His lips were smiling. Mother, but hell ' s fire was in his eyes ! Then j ust before he went there came a look ujion his face Like the rowers wore at school when they just Jiad won a race. And lie sort of gasped and whispered, " Say, Dickie, listen here. Will you write to the home folks, pal, and try to make it clear That I thought of them on Christmas, and I surely meant to write, But the Great Commander ' s ordered that I pack my grip to-night? Say, I wish I could have sent tliem some gift, or just a card. But, when one is in the trenches, Christmas shopping ' s ratlur liard ! Tell Mother tliat I love her — and Dad — and. well, Marie! And wish them Merry Christmas and a glad New Year for me! Say, make that strong to them, old pal, for it ' s gladly tliat I pay For the one gift I am giving upon this Christmas Day ! I had dreamed of a big diamond — three carats — for Marie, But she understands I had to sort of help humanity! " And that was all. O Mother, this is not a " merry " day, But, say, if 1 go, too — tlio ' of course I won ' t. I pray — I ' ll go the way tliat Jack did. And I -ic ' dl, witliout regret. So, Mother, don ' t be sad if And don ' t ever forget Tliat I mean to come back to you, but I may not. We can ' t tell. That fellow knew his alphabet who said tliat " War is lull! " But it ' s heaven that we ' re fighting for— or so it seems to nu — There ' s not a thing that matters save our gaining victory ! Well, Merry Christmas, Mother! I will say it anyway. I ' m off to sleep now. Honey, for I ' ve had a busy day. Ci. K. SoI.I.ITT. Maimii.v 1)auiii:. . May (,U kin. IMh 33RIJ1K vmcTi JHap Baj " . 1917 AY DxV Y lias become a tradition at Sweet Briar. Here wliere tlie newDes.s of the college only makes tradi- tions scarce, those that we have are most dear to us. Thus it is that long before even a breath of Spring has come to frighten away Winter ' s snows, the students of Sweet Briar gather in groups to hum the songs of lay Day. and to venture guesses as to who will be their Queen that year. In the year nineteen-seveiiteen, on the thirtieth day of April, the Sun seemed to shine brighter tlian ever, and to lure all " those with the Spirit of Youth in their hearts to come out into the open and to herald the coming of May with dancing and glad songs. Guests gathered from far and near to witness the festival, and among the girls clad in gay, flowered dresses there was not a singl e sail heart nor a dull eye that day. Into the Boxwood Circle they danced, singing and scatter- ing flowers, all eagei ' ly waiting to welcome their Queen. A husb- and then the soft strains of " With roses, I ' ed roses ... " were jieard. She was coming — their Queen — preceded by her lovely court! The girls formed in two lines, making a path dowii which she might walk to her throne. A moment of suspense — a murmur — and she was there! No tall, stately queen was this l)ut one nearly as small as the fairies of whom she made one think. How joyfullv she was greeted and how gaily she smiled! After her coronation hei- subjects sang for her pleasure, and some danced while others wound the ]May Pole with Sweet Briai- ' s colors, rose and green. In all too short a time she was again passing through the double line of girls, undei- tlie flowered arches, and the first part of ]May Day was over. The Sun, who Mas starting his journey to the west, still beckoned us on to be gay. " Ilui-ry, hurry! " he seemed to say. " ]May is coming! INIay! Mi y Dance and dance! The fairies are out to-day. Be gay! 209 • ♦ ♦ ]3:RmK P TCTi Be gay! " So down to the Dell we wandered, still filled with the Spirit of INIay, while the Snn stood still in his course long enough to let us witness the pageant of " The Wooing of JNIay. " Through the trees the Littleniaid eanie dancing, wooed on hy the sweet notes of an unseen Pijier. The Summer Winds and Autumn Leaves, the Dande- lions and JNIay Flowers all urged her to stay and play with them, hut on she danced, following the pij es. Dark Clouds assailed lier, hut the Sun came to hei- rescue and suddenly she found herself with the Piper, who was the Spirit of the Woods. " Ah, life is ])eautiful and love is sweet ! " And not yet was May Day over! Though the Sim had finally gone his way " down hehind " tlie west, " still tlie Spirit of JNIay remained. That evening the College and the Academy together had a JNIay Day Dance. The Queen led the opening figure and Gaiety was King for the night. There was one note in the JNIay Day Dance of nineteen hundred and seventeen that had heen lacking at all other Sweet Briar dances. It was the note struck hy that grim musician. War. Although we were gay all that day and that niglit, Ave could not forget the war. Although we smiled and talked of foolish nothings, yet here and there wei-e lieard such snatches as: " I ' m expecting to he called soon. I ' ve eidisted. " " Good-hye! This has heen great, to-night. I ' ll not forget it ' over there ' . " Yes, War had souncled his note, and not even for that one day did he let us forget it. For many girls and men JNIay Day had douhle significance, for, while they welcomed the JNIay and the hojje that came with it, they knew in their hearts that it was tlieir last heart-free fi ' olic, for to-morrow they woidd answer War ' s summons. BRIJIK VHTCh FETE IN HONOR OF THE QFEEN OF .AlAV The Queen of INIay Martha Dardex The Maid of Honor Jaxi:tta FitzHxjgh Presenter of the Garland INIattik Wai,kek Presenter or tlie Scepter Iii.dukd Meek THE COURT Catherine Iarshai.i, CoKXEi.iA Carroll Elizabeth Lea Catherine Kemper LoMA Burton jMary Hattox Hflex BEA ■()X Edxa Sloan JNIadelixe Sachs Jeaxxe Loavry jMarie Duxha.m Gertrude ]Morse the floaver girls Olive Burton Josephine Payne Douglas Chei f Glady ' s Lynn C ' t)MMITTF:E CoRiNNE Gibbon. Chainnaii INIartha Darden Jane Henderson Olive Burton Rosanxe Gii,more Virginia Sandjieyer. E.r Officio ' ♦ BRIJIK P TCTi % )t ®Hootng of iWaj I.ittlemaid Josephine Becker Spirit of the Woods Madeline Sachs Summer Wind Catherine Marshall Black Cloud Virginia McEwan Rainbow Vivienne Bark alow The Sun Eleanor Steele North Wind Florence Freeman Autumn Leaf Loma Burton Jack Frost Winifred Krause Dandelion Virginia McEwan May Flower Ernestine Hutter Pageant Commi ttee jNIiss GrioN, Chairman Miss Pryor Vivienne Barkalow Madeline Sachs Virginia Sandmeyer, E.r Officio .-BRmK vmch pan JLament0 Alas, I can not find my May, Her place usurped by June ; And all my lurin - pipings Jar sadly out of tune. I seek her in tlie wind flower. But that has gone to seed. And what was once a blossom white Faints now, a witliered weed. In vain I a.sk the bluebird, " Miere is mj love, my dear. ' ' " But he makes answer boldly, " Ah, June! See Jime is here! " I soufiht luT by tin- brook ' s moist edge — Think you she can have drowned ? Perchance slie ' s sailed on down tlie stream Wliere fairer lands abound. And, oh, how I did love my May, So shy, so sweet, so free; But I must wait another year Till she comes back to me. HlLDEG. RDE FlANNER. 818 BRmR P TCTi program of Ccmmrnrfmrnt CATtcises Ji ' NE Second to Fiith, Nineteen Seventeen SATURDAY, JUNE SECOND Recital by Stuiknts of Music Department. Garden Party. SUNDAY. JUNE THIRD Baccalaureate Service. Sermon by Dr. Berryman (ireen. Dean of tlic Episcopal Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va. Step Singing. MONDAY. JUNE FOURTH Class Day. Presentation of " Tlie Piper " by Dramatic Association in the Dell. TUESDAY, JUNE FIFTH Commencement Exercises. Address bv Dr. Archibald Henderson, Universitv of North Carolina. BHIJIK vmch Ciic jFtnnl piap Dere Mama: I am offal glad you lett me cum to swete briar to visit sister. It is a swel plase and when i get olde I think I wood like to cum hear to collage. Thay dont do enytliing butt hav a good time hear at leste not at the ende uf scoole. Thay dont wurk near as liard as I have to at my scoole. What i am writing this letter for is this. I want to tell you about a play thay had hear the uther day. It wuz swel. Sister sed it wuz the final play and the name uf it wuz the Piper. You wood laf if you cood see wliat a funy theayter thay hav hear mama. It izent inside atall it iz outdores in a plase thay cal the Del. Insted uf puling a curteen down like thay did in that sho that you took me too wunse everybudy that wuz waching the play had to get up and moov to an other plase for the difrent acts. Sum uf the gurls groned offly wen thay liad to gett up becaws thay wer stif but I dident minde. i gess it wuz becaws thay ar geting olde. The play was al abowt a noffal nise man who wuz a piper. Sister sed he wuzent a man atall but only a nother gurl named Luseel Baro but she looked jist like a man. Wei this man scared al the mise away from a town an the mene ])eeple woodent giv him eny muny so then he took away al the childrun. The childrun wuz jist like me an I wanted to go and play with them but sister sed I coodent becaws it wuz a play. Wun boy made everybudy laf becaws he played with a thing that you spin on that wuz out side a hous and he broke the wheel off it and he wuz jist as surprized as enybudy. Wei thay wuz wun litle hoy that wuz lame an he coodent go as fast as the uthers. Sister sed he wuz a gurl that wuz a seenyor named Martha Darden. Wei his mama cride offal when lie wuz gon an she almost dide but lie came back with al the uther kids an everybudy wuz happy. His mamas name wuz Veronica but I heard sum gurls cal her Chariot Seever after tlic jilay. Thay say she wuz fine but she jist seemed like a reel mama to inc. Thay wuz a gurl in the play named Barbara in it and Rutli Macillravey owt uf it. She wuz fine. She wuz in luv with a man that ate nifes and tilings that wuz the Piper mans frcnd. His name wuz Mattie Walker becaws he wuz a gurl to. Tiiay wuz a noffal funy man to who was chcatiudevel, an liis iianu- wuz Delia Mai (iihuor. aBKUm P TCTi I liked the play fine. Thay wuz lots uf peeple tliare an sum uf them cride. Sister told Chariot Seever that it wuz the best thing she had dun. I asked wi and thay sed becaws she managed it. She wuz an offal nise mama but not as nise as you ar. Thare izent enybody as nise as you ar mama. I wish you wer hear to. When I get olde and cum too swete briar I will make you cum an see the final play we hav then. I bet I wil be the hearoin dont you gess? Good bv mama frum Yoor littl boy, Bobby. BRIJIK Pj TCTi Commrncrmrnt HE Coimnencenient Exercises of the Class of 1917 were held in the ehapel on Tuesday, June the fifth. At tlie entrance of the Academic Procession, followed l)y the Seniors, the student body rose and remained standing until every one in the procession was in jilace. liss IcVea introduced the S2)eaker. Dr. Archibald Henderson, who addressed the graduating class on " The South Resurgent. " After the speech came the event of the day for the Seniors, when they were jjresented with their diplomas and hoods, and when they walked up one side of the stage Seniors and down the other alumn;e. We must not forget the changing of the tassel of the cap, which is never forgotten by the new alumna as she walks down the steps. This is the time when every little Freshman has the desire to persevere through tlie next thi-ee years to be able to go through with this delightfid ceremony, and the Juniors are glad they have persevered thi ' ough three years, and, for the first time, realize that as the alumiue walk off the stage they take their place and responsibility as the new Seniors. The Sophomores are halfway between, just enter- ing their third year as upper-classmen. This Senior day, their day of all days, is a great occasion for all concerned from the grandest Senior even down to the smallest Freshman. BmjijR vmcYi Bistriljution of tutfiits, 191748 5 Arkansas 2 1 9, Connecticut 1 1- District of Columbia- 6 Florida f) 9 ?, Illinois 25 9 Iowa 3 Kentucky 7 Louisiana 5 Maryland t Massachusetts 1 Michigan 3 Minnesota (5 Mississippi It Missouri 4 Nebraska 2 New Jersey 9 New York " 23 North Carolina 8 Ohio 2t Pennsylvania 22 Soutli Carolina 3 Tennessee 7 Texas 23 ' irginia 1 ' 2 Washington 1 West Virginia 3 Wisconsin 3 ©fft ' ccrs LOUISE HAMMOND President MILDRED THOMPSON rice-President Emma Adams, Richmond Ruth Armistead, Norfolk County Madelaine Bigger, Richmond Jean Blair, Richmond Mabel Cato, North Emporia Douglas Chelf, Dumbarton Elizabeth Eggleston, Blacksbur " - Isabel Godwin, Richmond Katherine Griffiths, Emmerton Cilla Guggenheimer, Lynchburg Julia Guilbert, Ashland Louise Hammond, Covington Mattie Hammond, Covington Frances Henderson, Bellevue Helen Johnston, Richmond Virginia Jones, Richmond Anne Keith, Fairfax Hannah Keith, Fairfax Isabel Luke, Covington 0@em tiers Marianne Martin, Norfolk Ida IMassie, Richmond Stanley Miller, Staunton Willie McCaa, Norfolk Mary McLemore, Suffolk Margaret McVey, Riclmiond Josephine Payne, Covington Charlotte Peebles, Emporia Martha Perkins, Norfolk Mildred Porter, Louisa Elizabeth Shoup, Suffolk Ophelia Short, Lawrenceville Dorothy Smith, Purcellville Mary Taylor, Richmond Mildred Thompson, Norfolk Lily Wallace, Fredericksburg Julia Wherry, Riclimond Hattie Wilson, Richmond Isabel Wood, Charlottesville j r D lorlx Chit Motto: Cirah all vou can " ' ft and rush for more 90cm bets Rhoda Allen, Orleans P ' anny Ellsworth, Bronxville Marion Evans, New York City Florence Freeman, Mount Vernon Hazel Guggenheim, New York City Elizabeth Lowman. I.owinan Frances Marsh, New York City Mildred Marsh, New York City Jeanette Monroe, New York City Jane Pratt, Hi lilaiul Mary Reed, New York City Ruth Richards, Bingliamton Rosaline Schladermundt. I5ronxville Marian Shafer, Broekport Miriam Thompson. Broekjiort Esther Turk, Geneva !J)onoratp embers Mrs. Hills Miss Howland Miss Fisk Miss Thatcher Miss Eewis Miss Bartlett Iiss [orenus SDfft ' ccrs GERTRUDE ANDERSON President RUTH GEER Vice-President ISABEL WEBB Secretari and Treasurer Qpem tiers Gertrude Anderson Elizabeth Hodge Betty August Ruth NIary Hui-burd Helen Beason Virginia Merrill Virginia Box Georgea Millard Julia Bruner Louise Pochat Louise Case Katherine Porter Edith Durrell Laura Roberts Eleanor Finke Charlotte Seaver Isabelle Franke Edna Sloan Caroline Freiberg Isobel Virden Ruth Geer Isabel Webb Mary CiwiNN Helen Whitehill ROSANNE GiLMORE li onorarp embers Miss Collins Miss Neuffer Miss McVea Miss Simrall Miss Young 227 ©ffircrs ROBERTA KNAPP Prrsident CHRISTINE GESCHWINDT nce-President DOROTHEA NELSON Secretary and Treasurer 90em6ets Dorothy Abernathy, Table Grove Edith Morse, Evanston Gertrude Clarke, Rockford Dorothea Nelson, Rookford Elizabeth Cole, Chicago Marion North. Rockford Emily Creekman, Chicago D. M. Gilmore, Chicago Alice Clark Evans, Streator Margaret Petritz, Rockford Pauline Gauss, Peoria Helen Shepherd , Oak Park Ruth Gladfelter, Ottawa Doris Shoudy, Rockford Elizabeth Groves, Glencoe Elanette Sollitt, Chicago Christine Geschwindt, Rockford Catharine Towne, Evanston Helen Guthrie, Mattoon Julia White, Chicago Roberta Knapp. Rockford Marie Wiener, Chicago Catherine Marshall, Rock Island Florence Woelfel, Morris Miss Charlotte Hull, Ottawa jHississippi Clut) ©ffircrs CORNELIA CARROLI President MARY COWAN Jlce-President E.MMA SMITH Secrctarij and Treasurer Qpembers Mildred Banks, Hernando Cora Hebron, Leland RussE Blanks, V icksburg Mary Belle McNally, Clarksdale Grinnell Bradley, McComb Halle Moore, Clarksdale Minnie Brewer, Clarksdale Helen O ' Farrell, Meridian Cornelia Carroll, Clarksdale Emma Smith, Hattiesburg Mary Cowan, Vicksburg Helen Smith, Hattiesburg I ©fficers VIVIENNE BARKALOW l ' r,-si,l,-ut DOROTHY NEAI J-ice-President HENRIETTA ANDERSON Secretary and Treasurer embers Henrietta Anderson, Hrt-fkenridiie, Minn. Katharine Schell. Kansas City, ] Io. ViviENNE Barkalow, Denver, Colo. Myrle Barry, Idalio Falls, Idaho Katharine Fisher, Denver, Colo. Ruth Lundholm, St. Paul, Minn. Dorothy Neal, Boise, Idaho Mary Jones Ni. on, Boonville, Mo. Dorothy Powell. Kansas Citv, Mo. Segrid Schold, St. Paul, Minn. Ernestine Shayler, Seattle. A ' asli. Atilla Schurman, Fremont, Neb. Grace Smith, Minneapolis, Minn. Clare Taylor, Excelsior, Minn, Gertri ' de Thams, Denver, Colo. Margaret Ttrner, Miniuai)olis. IMinn. Marguerite Rowley, Cedar Ra|)ids, Iowa IDonorarp Q emtjer Miss Pryor, Council Bluffs, Iowa Officers President ELMYRA PKNNYPACKER PhoenixviUe J ' ice-President CAROLINE J. SHARPE Wilkes-Barre Sec. and Treas ELLEN E. WOLF Wilkes-Barre Q embers Heatrice Armstrong, Erie Virginia Beacom, Greensburg Genevieve Brosius, Lockliaven Mildred Ellis, Pitt.sl)ur ; Anna Fawcus, Pittsburg Fredericka Hackman. Mt. Union Katherine Hauch. Johnstown E. Gertrude Kintzing. Hanover Olivia Klingelhofer, Pittsburg Helen Leedom, Oil Citv Mah.iorie Lindsay, Plynioutii Katherine McClay, Pittsburg Dorothy Nes, Lancaster Dorothy Pryor, Philadel])liia Maynette Rozelle, Harrisburji Harriet Smith, Hanover Ethel Wilson, Avondale Ri ' TH Wolf, W ' ilkes-Barre Loi ' isE S. Wolf, Wilkes-Barre Ellen E. Wolf, Wilkes-Barre Janet Leedom, Oil City SE)fficer0 FRANCESE EVANS President EMMA MacDONNELI I ' ice-President BERENICE HARKIN Secretary RUTH MANN Treasurer 99cm bers Katherine Armstrong Paris Marjorie Campbell San Antonio Catharine Coolidge San Antonio Francese Evans San Antonio Ellen Farrar Houston Oden Greer Houston Beverly Hall Laredo Berenice Harkin Fort Worth T embers loLiNE Harkin Fort Worth Beatrice Henry Del Rio Josephine Hereford Dallas Margaret High Paris Imogene Kelly Dallas Emma MacDonnell Austin (Jladys Mann Lubbock Kith Mann Lubbock ' in(iiNiA Miller Austin ' ix( KXT Roberts Terrell HoHTENSE Ward Houston RiTH est San Antonio Mahv Witmer Dallas Donorarp Cgcmbcr Miss I.vda Boyd Flower: Bluebonnet 232 Motto: To he and not to seem Colors: Red. ' hite and Blue fOmccrs NINA WRICHSELBAU.M Prcsidmf KATHERINE COOKE J-ke-President MARTHA COLLIER Secretary GERALDINE BALI Treasurer embers Marjorie Abraham, Montgomery. Ala. Katherine Cooke, Sheffield, Ala. Martha Collier, Birmin ham, Ala. Katherine Hawkins, Birmingham, Ala. Carrie Lou Borne, Atlanta, Ga. Sarah Kennedy, Atlanta. Ga. Katherine Giddings, Atlanta, Ga. Margaret Whitman, Atlanta, Ga. Daisy Bullard, Tampa, Fla. Geraldnie Ball, Tampa, Fla. Sara Fowler, Tarpon Springs, Fla Sarah Warren, Albany, Ga. Nina Weichselbaum, Macon, Ga. Margaret Kinard, Jackson, Ga. Elizabeth Whitman, Atlanta, Ga. 233 ) Officers CORINNF, S. l.OXF.V President CiKRTRUDK PAULEY rice-Preshleni DOROTHY WALLACE Secietai-i) and Treasurer 00cml)crs .losKi ' HiNE AuAiiA. Misli,i vak;i. hid. Helen Bishop. Lof;aii.s|icirl, liul. Iloe Bowers, Kirklin, Iiid. Mary Virginia Crabbs. Crawtordsx ilK M.Mtv Sti.vson. Mt. ' t■l•ll()n. liid, DoiiDTiiv Wallace, ' eed(. ' rsl)urn-, Iiid. I ' nANi Ks Wild, Indianapolis. Ind. (1. Cathekine Hanitch, Superior. Wis. Hildegarde Planner, Indianapolis. Ind. Corinne Loney, Superior, Wis. Dorothy Goode. Indiaiiaiiolis. Ind. (iERTRiDE Pailey, Milwaukee, Wis. Olive Mitchell. Bedford, hid. Ritii Sheldon. Mu.skegon, Midi. Jl Officers LEILA SAWYER Pre.skh;,t DOROTHY VALENTINE Secrctarii and Treasurer 90emt)er0 Katherine Block. Cahlwcll Dorothy Cerf, Montclair Feorence Freeman, Mt. ' eriioii Florence Ives, Upper Montclair Marion Lincoln, Montclair Louise Newman, Montclair Dorothy Nicholson, Gloucesttr City F ' rances Raikf, Rutlierford Leila Sawyer, Englewood Eleanor Smith, Newark Dorothy ' alentine. Woodhridge Neeta Waning. Caldwell Motto: IIodi .soil jiii ituil jicti CHIEF OF THE HOSF. I5lSTF.U NoZE ' EI( HSELHAl ' M MARSHAL OF THE HOSE ' iLi,iE Wilson ()iNv. Arc; 1ST HoLEi ' iiooF Allen ACTIVE iMEiMHERS I.rxiTE Lincoln Phoenix Pryor Wearever A ' ah vick I5la( K Cat Hi. lis BrsTFn l?uo N Deekins HONORARY MEMHER J. B. Cerf nEASLE CLUB Motto: " I scratches when I itches ' t ' PM founder of the order Dorothy Neal CHARTER MEMBERS Dorothy Wallace Mary McNally Stanley Miller ] Iary Cowan Lucille Warwick Halle Moore Helen O ' Ferrell Dorothy Goode " Happy " Cooke initiated members Katherine Taylor Lelia Taylor Florence Woelfel Dorothy Cerf Gertrude Anderson Margaret McVey Mildred Ellis Motto: Never ])a.ss a mit hy Colors: Nut Brown and Squirrel Grey Ci.riiiiorsE : ' riu- Biy- Oak I ' i.owkh: I ' lowrriii " ' Almoiul IJiRDiK Bishop Daisy Beeson Tilly Hi ' lbeht KvE Case Kitty Mahshai.i. MA(i(iiK M( ' ev Squirrels Dolly Blanks Flosey Freeman RosEY Sloan IssY Wi ' zzy Webb Lizzie Cowan PhITZY FnEll!EH(i Petty Petritz Nttty Pratt CJl ' GGE Cil ' GtiENHEIMER Hatty Hammond Giddy (mlmohe C ' oliA GlHHON jTooD for Squirrels (J uts) Hansy Nansoi Tl ' RKY Tl ' RK F,G(;y EciGLESTON HoHTY VaMP-WaRD Vivi Barkalow LuciLE Barrows as the Piper . V - v Betiv Ektkl k « « ♦ 1- • r 1 ■ . lHf . I ' kvtun Kva.ns Ti ' Nk: Riixsiaii Xatioiial Ili mii Hail to the Seniors, the Class of 1918, Hail forever to the Black and Green; Sweet Briar will ever be deep graven on our hearts. And we ' ll be uiiwa ring true though far ajiart. All loyal Seniors, this ever he vour aim — Kaeli one stri f to add to Sweet Briar ' s fame. So that, as years roll by and classes go their ways, WrU all be remembered bv our eoll,--.- davs. JIunior « onff ' e are the .luniors. the jolly .(uniors. Ami we are victors ; yes. everv one ; ' Tis not tile first time, nor yet the last time. ' I ' iiat together we will raise a great bi - lium. bum. bum. Along the arcades we make our raids. Witii hearty yells tlie Juniors come; ' Tis not the first time, nor yet the last time. That together we will raise a great big bum. hum. hum. i mnn VKTCTi Tune: " Sons of America " Wc are tlie Sophomore Class, the class that ' s brave and bold. Forever we ' ll protect the purple and the gold — Rah ! rah ! rah ! Sweet Briar, we ])romise you ever to be The truest and most loyal class of S. B. C. We are the champions of everything worth while. If you should say that that ' s not true, well, we should smile- Ha! ha! ha! Twenty will get your goat most easily. For we ' re the sure enough trump cards of old S. B. C. Class of CUJcntP=!aE ne We ' re meek and humble Freshmen. To Sweet Briar we have come ; W e ' re overawed by the old girls. The Seniors have struck us dumb, But next year we ' ll be Sophomores ; Then Juniors we ' ll all be ; But wait till we are Seniors, And then vou watch and see. There won ' t be any quiet hour, ' e won ' t go to bed at all ; We ' ll never ask permission If we want to have gentlemen call; We ' ll send out invitations To come and see the fun, Oh, you will have to hand it To the Class of ' 21! 247 i " f- l ff ' -- :BKijiK vmz i I At Sweet Briar, ere exams breezed in. All peaceful ran our jjatli serene. And, " ' Gainst the rose, against the green, ' We sang most happily. II ]5ut .Sweet I5riar saw another sight. ' hen " uppers " studied late at night. And I ' rcshnien stroxe with all their might To hrave the dread e.-daniity. Ill Now mad excitement fills the air. we rant ahout ;ind tear our hair. . nd groan, from depths of dark des])air. " I know V Hunk that chemistry! " IV Tlie time has come; you ' ll soon he free, Wiio rush to glory, or .i I)! Let not your hearts beat sinkingly. l}ut iram like all creation! V ■{ ' he strife is oer. the battle l)assed; Ohcc nicu-e cnir feet stand firm and fast. . u(l we can safely breathe. . t last— we ' re thrcuiiih examination ! . lAin U. Tw i.oii. ' 21. OOC Oo o o o ' - O o b -O N ' ( ' -O ' 9,1 o , ,0-0 weet Briers - BRIJm VKTCYi MISS NEUFFER If you ' ve a little bit o ' trouble That seems very big. Your little bit o ' trouble Isn ' t worth a fig When Neuffer says. " Sure, I ' ll help you with it. " MISS GUION It must be tryin ' On poor liss Guion To have Miss Pryor go a There ' s no use cryin ' It may be a sign Tliat Guion gwiiic niarrv mm MR. DF,W .Sweet Briar ' s at the station, Tlie night ' s early morn. Morning ' s not seven ; The liillsides DEW pearled. ' You can ' t go on six; ' I ' liere ' s a breakdown on seven; ' ou ' ll ])robably reach home ' l ' ' )re tlie end of the world. " 250 BKIJIK VKYCh MR. GOODE There ' s a noble professor named Goode Can never say anything roode ; When he ' s perturbed Or a little disturbed, He behaves as a gentleman " shoo " -ed. MISS SMITH Smithie " didn ' t hear tlie breakfast call. " Didn ' t go to bed at all " ; So she orders steaming coffee ; Savs she " knows " she ' s " very naughty. MISS McGEHEE It ' s really not fair of IMcGe-hee To " chap " at Washington Lee-hee, Where we can not go, And so can not know Her possible, probable he-hee. BKIJIK PJ TCTi MISS PINKERTON There is no occasion to say Whose name is the tlienic of my lay. To whatever she heard. Wliether right or wrons!; word. Slie absently answered witli " vea. " MISS SIMRALL We would have written A rhyme About Her. But her name rhymes witli Xothinji-. So W ' f I ' aii only tnshrinf liir in Free Wrse. MISS HUDSON There is a youno- lady named Rose, Mi() knits as to breakfast she goes; And to ward off tlie sliocks If she mentions lier socks, .She says. " It ' s my first |);iir of hose. ' MISS MORENUS Oil. vIl - (111 tlu- Frfslmiiii trt-mlilf r Aiul wliy do tlif Frfslmu-n shake? It ' s an axiiini that in first yt-ar matli a " D The class will make. -Siie placidly gallops Toby. Or lead.s in the Faculty Play. While the class despairini ly tears its hair. And studies and pines away. But thi.s, after all. " has nothiun ' to do With the ])rice of e!ii s to-day! " MISS CiAY PATTERSON Excelsior comes with her Al|)ine stock each morniiui- to tlie lihe To investigate the words and tliouglits of each industrious scribe. " Now. wliat did you say. Miss Martin r And why did you speak. Miss Payne. ' You ' ll Jiave to leave, Miss Hanna. If von blow yiuir no.se again. .Miss .lohnson. would you please to step outside the door to sigh? " Tlie greasy grinds spend patient liour answering the eternal why ! MISS JOHNSTON Don ' t mind, little world, don ' t mind, " ' ou ' re sort of discouraged, I know — But I soon will teach you a better way Of rockin ' to and fro. CJieer uj). Red Cross, never fear, I ' m witli wool and bandages near; And you never can tell ju.st exactly how well Things are goin ' to turn out, over liere. 253 33KIJ1II VKTCTi MR. WORTHINGTON He ' s a true Virginia gentleman. Our gallant French profess ' ; He b ' lieves in doing little work, But mostly doing less. He sends tlie girls on errands To get his books and pen. He has the good old-time illusion That women work for men. And so with feet extended He parcels out his " Ds. " Tlie humble girls obey liis will. And " Shut tlie window, please. DR. HARI.EY Here ' s to you. Dr. H. ' irlcy. And your bromides and your pills ; You ' re mighty free with castor oil, But, then — you cure our ills. FIFTY .MINUTE THRILLER!! l.NNTMERABLE AcTS AND ManY ReELS " My deah girl, this is peetiflee eenadequate ! " (J Tragedy iti Our Word) MISS M, LAWS y iehname : Vive. Favorite fj.rpri ' ssion : ' ■What tlif Iiiila-hula. " Pet Peeve: Transpoi-tatiim to Lyiicliluif;. Indoor Sport : Concentration on acadeniif work. Admirer of: Third floor Carson. Admired for : Pep. Chief Ambition : To show the president of the Southern how to run liis railway. Likely to he: Manager of tlie " Jlidniglit Follies. " J ivic Stii(] iii( (?) ...... ' . I fill MitiMt; fciiialo. N icli ' name : Cornelia. Favorite Exprcssioii : " Aw pshaw! " I ' et Peeve: Brats. Indoor Sport: Rehearsal of C of Va. ( Admirer of: Boston Tech. Admired for: C ' liarm. Chief Ambition: To dance n whoU ' dam man. lAhely to be: A missiiinarv to Africa Xickiiamr: Casky. Fdraiilr E.rprcssion : -Oil. fjdsli! I ' ve " (I nn ' , { ' (irinne ' s moss. Indoor Sport: Knittiiif;. Admirer of: Tom. Admired for: Speed. Chief Amhition : To have a kitchen stci c : n(l : ice boat. Likely to he: Keeping the liome tires liuriiing. yickname: C ' ORINNE. Favorite Escpressio " Oh, gee! " Pet Peeve: Religious meetiii Indoor Sport: Dancing. Admirer of: " The Tales. " Admired for: Entliusiasm. Chief Anthition : To end the war. Likely to ie: A deaconess. ' l. 11(1 me: ( II.l.A. I ■ ,!■, iriir l-:.rj„cssioii: ■I. " ' , I ' i ' rrr: ( )tlier i ei)i)le ' s A ' s. Indoor Sport: Buniiii " ; the iMiiliiifiht nil. Admirer of: Johnny. Admired for: Warm heart. Chief Ambition: T(i .shinv the faculty licw. I.ll;rl!i 1,1 l„ : Bi ' hiriil Ihc M-cncs. Xickiiame: Tkudie. Favorite Ea pressioii " Tliat ' s all riKlit. ' Pei Peeve: Work. Indoor t port : Practicing. Admirer of: Peace, perfect pea Admired for: Eyes. Chief Amhition: To set the w.irld Likehj to he: CircUN liarl er. - lJ k vmcii je£a yii-kname: Betty. Favorite Expression: " I ' m going to practice. " I ' ct Pec re : Fudge. Indoor Npurt : Hanging over linen room rail. Admirer of: Dick. Admired for: Curls. Chief Amiiition: To lie a spin.stcr. lAkely to he: Leader of a church choir. Xickname: Katy. FarmUr Expicssio " Where is Casey ' " ' (■ I ' rere: Economics. Indoor flpoit : Eating. Admirer of: Casey. Admired for: Grace. Chief Ambition: To be a prima donna. hikriii to he: Driver (pf a milk vag( ' ♦ ' Mlk Favorite Expression : " It ' s all immoral to Funeral procession. I II floor Sport : Dolling up. Admirer of: The best in all manl;iiicl. Admired for: Genuineness. Chief Ambition : To crush Napoleon. Likely to be: Chief mourner at the funeral. y kkiiaine : Jane. Favorite Eiei)i-cssion : " Walter! " Pet Peeve: Avoirdupois. Indoor Sport: jMeowing. Admirer of: The " Ites. " Admired for: Wine-colored dress. Chief Amhition: To be a member of Highland ' s Four Hundred. Likely to he: Duchess of Marlboro. ■■g ' t !■■ w HKIB " ! ■Bh 265 yirhname : C. DeB. Farniifp Exprrssion : " Suffocating ' nninn juii-c. ' " Pet Pee re: Any intruder in tlie Hidlufiy Lai Indoor Sport: C ' liasinc; f;ernis. A,l,„irer of: K. K. Admired for: Histrionic al)ilitv. Chief Ambition: To be a duchess. Likely to he: A physician. • ♦ .YiV7,)iO»ie; Little Smith. Favorite Expression : " Betty, where did ycm put my slippers ? " Pet Peeve: Effie. hi ' I ' iiir flporl: I ' laying liridfro. A.hni ' rer of: High id.Mls, Admired for: Effieieiicy. Chief Anihilioii: To gain a little. I,il:el, to be: A meek little wife. Nickname: SOLLITT. Favorite Expression : " Oh, that ' s perfectly awful! " Pet Peeve: Turk ' s late magazine material Indoor Sport: Pursuing the muses. Admirer of: Bobby Knapp. Admired for: Literary ability. Chief Ambition: To be masculine. Likely to he: Captain of a football te am. Xirknnnir: TlRK. Fariirilr K.ri,rrK iiim : ■■( ' iiliii vdiir tninsports. " !•: t I ' , ric)mi)tness. Indoor Sport: William Smith. Admirer of: Intellect. Ailmiretl for: JIusical ability. Chlrf . mhilioi,: ' I ' d lie a lilirarian. I.il.rhi o hr: A (•lii ' nii tiy iircifesFor. ill: na ni e : Walker. Farorite Expression : ■ ' There ' s no excuse for not liavin an ice pick in this lati. " I ' et Peeve: Good food at faculty talile. Indoor fiport : Keeping order i Admirer of: C. V. G. Admired for: Disposition. Chief Ambition : To be a Red Cross nurse Likely to T e: Second Demosthenes. BRmn vmch Jfrfeii)mcu! topl ookl iListruI With apologies to the " Freshman Prayer Book " : " Do not forget you are a Freshman at Sweet Briar College, and not an upper-classman at your preparatory school. " Remember to let Seniors pass in and out of doors first. " It is e. j)ected that the lower-classmen voluntarily render certain courtesies to upper-class girls. Be considerate of the rights that are justly theirs. " i We were used to being Seniors in the old home town. Forgot we could be squelched in other schools. Oh, gee ! but we came in for a lot of taking down ; So profit by our knocks, and learn these rules : W } I. Lciirii the Members of the Faculty. (I ' or there is ;ilways one W lioin the Freshies think a hated Sophomore; And slic miglit be surprised, you know, wlien all is said and done. If you ' d Jjcrched a ])ail of water o ' er iur door!) HmnH PTlTCTi II. If All i ' ppcr-CldSxmaii Slioiiltl Siuji cst You Brush Her Shoe, J list Kneel I ' poll the Floor and Get to Work! { For vou sliould have offered, and remember these are true, Slie " means it for your good " and " never sliirk. " ) III. Alicai .i Let (I Senior Pass Before Yo Through the Door. (For beside its being her just right and due. She might be the liead of Student Government, ymi know . And — oh. well, some dav you ' ll be a Senior, too!) So ponder on these jjrecepts, and learn them, F ' rcshmen all. And endeavor to imbibe with other knowledge That " Ignorance of the law is never an excuse, " And v(uir " innocence " is never " bliss " in college! JBRIJIK VKTCh Jokes Pexxy: " Why are those twins named C ' lieruhiiii anrl Sei-apliini : " ' Tim: " I suppose heeause they eontinuallv lo erv. " New oirl deseends tire escape, frantically elutehint ' a tifty-cent piece. G. Ci.akk: " What is that forf " Xkw (iiKi.: " Thev told me to rah evervthiii,! - I t ' ould. and this is it! " Gkkmax IxsTKUtTOR: " Nliss I .. what ai-e the thi-ee graces! ' " Miss I..: " Faith. IIojjc. and Charity. " " Why is C. S. like Ere ' r Kahhit ' " " ' Cause she ' s l)orn and l)i-e(l in the l riar Patch. " Biology Ixstuittor: " What is the scope of hioloijy? " H. M. (blandly) : " The microscope. " Miss .S. (in Psych class) : " Vhat is the first noun that occurs to you when I say ' rough ' . " Eggi.kstox " (completely demoralized): " Party. " IxsTKi ' CTOK: " What is the electrical unit of jjowei- " Studext: " The what, sir: ' " I.: " That ' s it — the watt. Now. what is ])latinum used for " S. : " Why, er " I.: " That ' s right — wire. Veiy good, indeed. " — KxcIkuu c. The marginal utility of the measles. 274 BRIJIH P TCTi Instructor: " Wliat effect does the moon have on the tidef N. H. (pensively): " None: it only affects the untied. " Nlenihership in the Junior Class was declined, heeause of the financial responsil)ility entailed in the editing of the annual. XOTICK ox THE Bui.I.ETIX-KoAUl) Freshman Class will meet at five o ' clock this afternoon in the chapel. (Signed) M. H. Iartix, President. In Biology: Please hand me the hipeds! ]Miss H.: Who is the greatest authoi-ity on dietetics C C. Q.: Hoover. Freshman ' s definition of an acid: An acid is a substance which always contains hydrogen, e. g.. P Or.. Virginia ]Miller tells us that the chief organ of speech is the adenoid. Some original Freshman themes were entitled: Divorce, Philosophical Views of Life, Soul-:Mates, Fove, Death, Transmigration of Souls. What some of the I ynchhurg merchants always say in i-eply to requests for ads: Buckingham cV Flippin : One partner ' s been ill since September. Isl)ell-Bowman: ()ne i)arty has been serving on the jury since September. Whitmore: My son is out of town. I ynchburg Crockery: Out since September. Coleman: We can ' t afford to advei-tise this year on account of the war. 275 Ttie ' Ve -vi IJuSvj Cam ou V a. je. r T -otT L ' jhfr ' K BOV- irt OOk K. B. TKe late ViSeh wino coh5ide s Carr ooVUte of lKe classroom- Bovicv-ims ■ a bi-ainDond, Efo UsK 33KIJ1K VmCYi ,M%} Menu at S. B. Creamed squid, spirogyra, and nervous pi ' ostratioii. " Sweet Briar is a geographical impossibility inclosing several hundred good-looking gii-ls. a feast of scenery, and an indigestion of train service. " " May I kiss you. my ilfar. ' " Said Roderick Dim. " It ' s a sfrious question I ' m asking you. " Witii lier liead on one side. " Wliy. Roderick Dim ! " The maiden re))lied. .So Roderick Dluil I —E.V. " The Padded Cell " Ros. NNE (staggering under tlie weight of an empty lam)) murmurs brokenly): Miss Di.x wouldn ' t give us any ink for the lamj). Carrie (for the twentieth time): Where ;.v that ' ar Dc) artmentr D. M.: I think it ' s mixed uyi with that poem about peace. Carrie : He. he-h-]i ! ! ! F ' lo (tapping D. M. gently in ribs with fist): That ' s number what? D. M. (all in one breath): .5()8. No. Yes. Indicate Mr. VorthiIlgtoIl ]ia ing three pages. There goes •tl0.9(i. Flo: L " i)right or sideways. ' Did you say I couldn ' t h.ixc aiuitiicr cracker until four o ' clock . (Drawing numerous ovals for ])ietures. ) D. M.: Your ])age isn ' t like mine. Flo: Darn. I boiled the whole roost of eggs on the wrong side. .Stanlev. wiiilc you wait, make Y. W., S. G. A., Tennis, Athletics, and tails posters. D. M.: There goes $.5.27. Yes. that ' s 196 negative 10(56. What does that make you think of? Flo: Why. something lia))|)ened that year, didn ' t it? Carrie: Urn. I dare say. (Terrible crash outside.) Ha! ha! .Stanley ' s set sail in a laundry basket again. .My sense of humor ' s recuperating. (Breakfast bell sounds.) It ' s a good thing ' v got a good sense of humor. (General colla))sc,) BKmH P TCTi ofitt among tljr iEfoUtljs (Glacial Period, 1917-1918) September 20 — Great migration to mountain regions of Virginia. All caves taken. Wise put in sub- terranean torture caves. (Note — So much the less torture.) September 21 — Nut-grinding season starts. September 22 — Long Barrows feast Round Barrows ( Y. W. C. A. re- ception ) . Sepi-ember 23 — Long Barrows chant to Round Barrows. September 28 — Head chief (our President) feasts tribe on battle-ground of nations. September 29 — Clansmen INIcVey and Gibbon carry off the cake as they trip the light fantastic in the Muscle Cave. October 2 — Cave dwellers stand on the lawn at midnight, and bless ( () the fire-gong ' s sound. October 3 — Campaign is started to extract the Esanamia good of the neolithic ladies. October .5 — jM r s . Forbes-Roliertson a d - dresses the neolithic ladies on " The Woman JNIovement " and " The Drama as a Social Farce. " October 6 — The neolithic pike to Janette ' s wedding ' . the s; ' 279 33IIIJ1K VBTCh ==J}fl f rkllv Is OiTOBEK 8 — The Kouiid Barrows foreshadow Irisli descendants in " The Wearin ' of the Green. " ' OcTOHEK 9 — 11 :.).•} P. X. from Randolph: " Good ni 4lit. my Homeo. " Watchman pricks up his ears. October 12 — John Powell tickles the ixoi-ies. Neo- lithic ladies lose their hearts. October 13 — Keepers of the monetary unit wrest worldly goo( from fellow-tribesmen. Xuts of the 8(1 de( Tee feast nuis of the 1st degree across the Big Water. October 1.5 — Ir. Oklvs sjjeaks on " Food Conservation " and " Birds. " October 17 — ' irginia Sandmeyer visits her old hunting-ground. October 22 — Series of battles over the boar-skin ball begins. October 23 — Somebody borrows Carrie ' s milk and finiit. October 24 — Forebodings of (ilacial Period. October 2() — Tacky party in ]Muscle Cave for benefit of Hed Cross. Xuts of 2(1 degree win prize for claw stunt. OcTom-.R 27 — Xuts of the 2d degree feast nuts of the 4th degree, while nuts of the 1st furnish enter- tainment. October 28 — Somebody (() borrows " Kempie " for the Freshmen. October 31 — Faculty children keep the feast. Daddy-Long-Fegs bobs for apples. XovEMBER 2 — jNIiss Xeuffer ' s lani]) is bon-owed. trips to town. November (! — Senator Hankhead. chief of Path- finders, addresses the neolithic ladies on the council gi ' ound. November 8 — Nuts of the 1st degree, with ti-i- umpliant glee, carry off the boai- skin (outdooi ' series of basket-ball). NovE.MBER 10- Hound Ban-ows entci ' tain the Fong Bari ' ows in the (irub Cave. 280 Tip-Toe Tess " BKIJIK VnTCh ovEMi5KU 11 — Seven thou.saiid raised for S. F. War Fimd. Xove: ibek V2 — General haul. Five hot H-O bottles disajjpear. XovEMBEK 15 — " School for Scandal " presented by nuts of the 4th degree. November 16 — Nuts of the 4th de ree appear caj ped and gowned for the first time. Dean Lois Matthews, of the University of Wisconsin, gives ad- dress. " College Women for To-day and for To-morroAV. " ISIr. lanson speaks. Neolithic ladies dance with paleolithic men. November 17 — " Pot of Broth " and " Helena ' s Hnsl)and " presented. New members taken into dramatics. November 20 — Belligerent attempt at jacilicdtiuii of neolithic ladies. November 23 — Neolithic children permitted to dance. The Uni- versity of Vii-ginia men demonstrate the " irghiia Reel, in which they ajjpeai- to l)e ' ery proficient. November 24 — Nuts of the 3d degree present " Poor Little l{ich Girl, " JMartha Darden, ' 17, in the leading role. November 29 — Thanksgiving recess. Wild neoliths ride their wild horses through the wild, wet woods (N. B. Fox escapes) grub cave. Forget to Hoovei-ize. December 1 — Ian Hay lectures. December (J — Dr. Johnson misses her iodine. December 8 — Glacial period starts. December 9 — Community sing " Pack Up Your Ti-oubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile. " December 10 — Ida Walker proves herself a true disciple of Hoover. She serves eggs ji la King minus the eggs. December 12 — K. K. leaves neoliths for the modern scliool of wireless. December 13 — First trunk deposited by ca e door. Whoops of joy from cave. Dwellers ensemble! 33Kijm vmcTi December 15 — Indian Mission. Christmas tree. Orchestra concert. December 16 — Christmas carol service. December 18 — Santa Clans comes to the kiddies. December 19 — Students ' concert. Coiuiuering chiefs branded ( athletic awards ) . December 20 — Snow-birds chant. Somebody ( () cooks by candle- light. General migration to hajjpy hnnting-gronnd. Ve leave D. Xeal behind with the measles. lerry Xmas to all! January 8 — Xeolithic ladies retui ' ii with weeping and gnashing of teeth. Precious stones glitter. January 9 — Xuts sharpened by grinding. January 12 — Cxlacial period persists. January 1;5 — Kdward ]Morris. pianist, distracts our minds from exams. January 21-27 — X ' uts undergo acid test. January 2.5 — Somebody ( () eases out from Sweet liriai ' . Safety first! JNIiss Pryor leaves on matrimonial tour. Jaunary 27 — We take a long, long sleep! January 28 — Third Floor Gray sjjccializes in l)ridge. January 29 — Second semester begins. February 1 — Alpha-Betas and Zeta-Deltas organize. February 2 — Economics shedjooled for .):30. Sophomore party in luscle Cave. ' " -J February ' i — Dr. Walker gives an illustrated lecture on " Jerusalem. " February 5 — ' ' I a m 1) y dear " got midey ! February 6 — " Staff " meets. February 7 — " Fittle Wood " elected S. (i. A. President. 1918-19. February 8 — " The Dangers of a Premature Peace " ])i ' esented to the fair neoliths by Dr. Rogers. D. Xeal elected Y. W. C. A. President 1918-19. February 10 — " Lamby dear " became a " blind tiger. " February 12 — Annual goes to press. 283 ■ BKmK VKTCfi February 14 — Dr. Walker has a birthday party. February 15 — Nuts of the 1st degree entertain nuts of degree. February 16 — " The JNIodern INIaid " scores a hit. February 22 — Xew Ripplers play. ' February 23 — University of Virginia Glee Club. Nuffsed! March 1 — Faculty play. 3Iarch 2 — David and Clara INIannes. JMarch 15-2.5 — Scheduled spring vacation. Is it patriotic? April 6 — Athletic Minstrel Show. May 4 — Senior play. ]May 6— JNIayDay. June 4 — Class Day. Final play. June 5 — Commencement. Good-bye, 1918! the 3d 0- (J- %4 :V ' ni tVI } A) Tales of Sweet Bkiar .-Bl Um PJ TCTi tatistirs PtesiDcnts of tbe tiiDein DoDrrnment Association iyO(;-07— IxA Lahkins 1907-08- J " " • ' ' ' ' ' " ' ' ] Prances Mthrell 1908-09 — Nan Powell 1909-10— Nan Powell 1910-11 — Mary Parker 1911-12 — Eugenia Bufeington 1912-13 — Eugenia Buffington l!»l. ' i-ll — Rebekah Patton 1911-15 — Harriet Evans 1915-16 — Margaret Bannister 1916-17 — Virginia Sandmeyer Marianne Martin j Louise Case 1917-18 1918-19 — Isabel Wood Presi Dents of Jt?. m, C a. 1907-08— Nan Poweli. 1908-09— Mary Virginia Parker 1909-10 — LouLiE Wilson 1910-11 — LouLiE Wilson 1911-12 — Bessie Grammeh 1912-13 — Dorothy (jhammer 1 9 1 3- 1 l — Henrietta Washburn 1911-15 — Anne Schutte 1915-16 — Genie Steel 1916-17 — Jane Henderson 1917-18 — Dorothy Neal 1918-19— Dorothy Neal Prcsi Dents of Dramatics 1909-10 — Eugenia (Jhiffin 1910-11 — Margaret Cobb 1911-12— Mary Tyler 1912-13— Mary Tyler 1913-14 — Rachel Forbush 191 1-15 — Rachel 1 ' ' orbi " sh 1915-16 — Martha Darden 1916-17— Jane Pratt 1917-18 — Charlotte Seaver 1!M8-19— I.uciLE Warwick PresiDents of tfjc ati)Ictic association 1908-09 — Alma Booth 1909-10— Mary Virginia Parker 1910-11 — Margaret Dalton 1911-12— Elsie Zaegel 1912-13 — Elizabeth Fhanke 1913-11— Alice Swain 1911-15 — Zalinda Brown 1915-16 — Zalinda Brown 1916-17 — Cornelia Carroll 1917-18 — Cornelia Carroll 19 IS- 19 — Florence I ' hkfman BKIJIR VKYCh aBDitors=in=CI)ief of tbc Annual 1909-10 — Nan Powei.l 1910-11 — Jennie Hurt 1911-1 2 — Frances M atson 1912-13 — Mary Pinkerton 1913-14 ' — Ruth Maurice 1911-15 — Ellen Howison 1915-16 — Ruth Watkins 1916-17 — Charlotte Seaver 1917-18 — Caroline J. Sharpe 1918-19 — Maynette Rozelle Business aimgers of tfje Annual 1 909- 1 — Frances Mr rrell 1910-11 — Esther Kelly 1911-12 — Elsie Zaegel 1912-13 — Mary Tyler 1913-1 1 — Harriet Evans 1914-15 — Margaret Bannister 1915-16 — Mary Bissell 1916-17 — Vivienne Barkalow 1917-18 — D. M. Gilmore 1918-19 — Virginia Merrill e ap Ciueens 1907 — Anne Royall 1908 — Mary Brooke 1909 — Margaret Cobb 1910 — Josephine Murray 1911 — Josephine Murray 1912 — Eugenia Buffington 1913 — Mary Tyler 1911 — Ruth Maurice 1915 — Ruth Watkins 1916 — Rebecca Stout 1917 — Martha Daruen 1918-19 — Catherine Marshall Bl mR VKTCYi irknoblctipicnts JMiSS JNIOKENUS, Mr. C. W. Gilmore, INIiss Neuffer, IMiss L. WOEF, Miss S. Miller, IMlSS P HITH FoRBUSH, And all the others who have helped to make possible this aimual. ' .w BRmK P TCTi Caljlf of Cotttrntei Page Dedication " The Walkers " Board of Directors Officers of Administration Senior Class Our Last History Junior Class Report of Sweet Briar Squadron No. 1919 85 Sophomore Class The " Collegation " of tlie Verb " Twentio " 90 Freshman Class Our History College Special Class 101 Student Government Association lOi Young Women ' s Christian Association 108 The Indian Mission H Sweet Briar Sunday School H The Blue Ridge Conference H ' S. F. War Fund ' ' Athletic Association l- ' O Basket-Bali 123 Wearers of the S. B 129 Hockey 1 3 Tennis 1 ' ' Winter Sports 1 Paint and Patches 1 1- ' All Dramatic Plays 1 Rippler Chapter 1 7 Junior Play 1 287 m mjR VKTCYi Page Merry Jesters 151 Musical Comedy 152 Wizards I57 The Purpose and tlie Progress of Sweet Briar 159 Red Cross Association Igg The Red Cross at Sweet Briar 166 The Sweet Briar Mac aaiiie 170 The Briar Patch 172 Current Events Club 174 Academy Students I79 Academy Student Cioverinnent Association igO Glee Club 182 Orchestra 183 Choir 181. Founder ' s Day 185 Tales by Dr. Walker 189 To the Eveninu- Star 198 Crucified 200 A Closed Chapter in Katrina von ' a!iiier ' s Life 201 His Letter Home 206 May Day, 1917 209 Program of Commenctmciit Exercises 219 The Final IM.iy 220 Commencement 223 Distribution of Students. 1917-18 221- V irginia Club 22.5 New York Club 226 Ohio Club 227 Illinois Club 228 Mississippi Club 229 Western Club 230 Pennsylvania Club 231 Texas Club 232 Alabama-Georgia-Florida Club 233 Indiana- Michigan-Wisconsiii Club 23 4 33RIJ1K VKYCh Pagk New Jersey Club 23.5 Hose Brigade 236 Measle Club 237 Squirrel Club 238 Class Songs 216 Mid- Year ' s Eve 2i8 S. B. Hall of Fame 250 Freshmen! Stop! Look! Listen! 272 Jokes 27 4 Society Among the Neoliths 279 Statistics 284 Acknowledgments 286 Advertisements 291 The College GirPs Store MAKE THIS STORE YOUR STORE For anything that you may need in Snappy Readv-to-Wear, such as Suits, Coats, Street Dresses, Evening Wraps, Evening Gowns, and Milli- nery, including all accessories needed in ' ' Miladv ' s " wardrobe. We are always at vour service. SPIGELS Uin-lOlS Main St. Woman ' s Specialty Shof, Im. I. ■NC■HBURG, VA. I.VNCHBLR(; ' S i.AR ;i;ST READYTO-U F.AR AND MII.I.INKRV STORK Craighill Jones Druggists GET IT WHERE THEY ' VE GOT IT THE STORE WHERE QUALITY AND SERVICE COUNT sa Agents lV iitman ' ' s and N orris ' Candies 913 MAIN STREET LYNCHBURG - - VIRGINIA ' T ( ' Home of Fashions a (jathered from far afield and yet chosen carefully by alert and resourceful style-experts, here are Suits, Frocks, Coats, Blouses, Mi I linen, and a host of the newest dress-accessories. 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W. DiCKERSON, Cashier H lien You Return to Sweet Briar you will doubtless need many things to make your room cozy and homelike. Guggenheimer ' s has always been the favorite shopping place of the great majority of College girls. Here you will find beautiful room furn- ishings specially selected for school needs. Dainty Curtains, Jttractk ' e Cretonnes, Drapery Mater ' tah, Special Electric Lamps for Stue y. Useful S iirtlvaist Boxes, Com- fortable JJ ' tlloiL ' Chairs and Tahles, at very moderate prices. It will be a pleasure to show you these things, whether you buy or not. When at hotfie shop by ))inil If you fail to find what you want in your home town, write to Guggenheimer. The return mail will bring the indispen- sable item in an incredibly short time. Anv purchase found, upon examination, not entirely satisfactory, may be returned for exchange or credit, or, if preferred, money will be refunded. 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