Union College - Stespean Yearbook (Barbourville, KY)

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UNION COLLEGE LIBRARY 5 0702 00113381 8 102fi CD CT O PRESIDENT S HOME wmmm i£m?mmmmmmnmi Mnm s5 The Stespean VOLUME VII mmSM PUBLISHED BY THE College Juniors Academy Seniors UNION COLLEGE BARBOURVILLE, KENTUCKY Hi Us mm Weeks bwnsend Mfc Qfial LH Union Collie Barbourville,KY 40906 - It is not our desire in the pubhca- rrr {_ 2 t ' 00 of this volume to offer to you an imperishable work of literature, but merely to record in simple and effective manner the deeds of our student days, so that in future life we may turn its pages and revive memories of the joys and sor- rows of our days at Union and of the personalities of our Faculty and fellow students. The Staff appreciates the co-operation and support of the Faculty and student body which have made possible the pre- sentation of Volume VII of the STE5PEAN ■I Book I The Faculty Booh 11 The College Booh III The Academy Booh IV . Athletics Booh V Organizations Booh VI .... Our Advertisers To a Man who in his own school career has successfully combined the highest standards of scholarship with outstanding ability in athletics, To a Teacher who has built up a strong college department where the classes are never dreary and ever instructive, To a Fighter for clean athletics whose influence has been felt throughout Eastern Kentucky, To a Coach who the school is confident can get the very best from his teams, To a Christian Gentleman whose daily and intimate contact with the student body has helped develop the characters of all, To Coach T. M. Funk, We, in grateful and admiring appreciation, dedicate Volume VII of the Stespean. V.r lL— : 31 T HJ 1! Id . Q;JJ W WiJ GYMNASIUM STESPEAN, 1926 STEVENSON HALL HANNY SPEED HALL Page eight STESPEAN, 1926 Board of Trustees Bishop Hexdersox President Fraxklin Rev. W. W. Shepherd Hox. Alvis Bexxett Hon. George P. Wilson Rev. J. M. Litteral Mr. C. B. Nordmw Rev. J. L. Fort ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Gov. J. D. Black Rev. S. K. Hunt Mr. A. M. Decker Mr. H. C. Black Rev. E. P. Hall Mr. A. B. Corxett Mrs. Naxette Skaix Rev. E. R. Overly Mr. Harry Bullock Judge W. F. Hall Page nine STESPEAN, 1926 AUGUSTA COLLEGE Discontinued 1885 Pa f en STESPEAN, 1926 Augusta College- — Union College HE direct connection between Augusta College, Augusta, Kentucky, established in 1823, and Union College, first chartered in 1880, has had only slight mention in the annals of higher education in Kentucky. Union College is the continuation of Augusta College as the institution of higher learning sponsored by the Kentucky Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Augusta College was started in 1823 by Kentucky and Ohio Methodism. It was the first educational institution of the Methodist Church west of the Alleghany mountains. Its first regu- larly inaugurated president was Martin Ruter, who was the outstanding builder of educational interests in early American Methodism. Augusta College served a large constituency in its early days. Students came in boats from all points along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers as far down as New Orleans. When a split in the Methodist Church became evident over the slavery question, Ohio Method- ism started Ohio Wesleyan University and left Augusta College to Kentucky Methodism. When the church split in 1844, Augusta College was regarded as in sympathy with the Northern point of view, leaving it with only a small constituency, since Ohio had turned her interest toward her own institution. Augusta College passed through many hard years, until finally in 1885, it was turned over to the town of Augusta for a public school plant. The last president, Dr. Daniel Stevenson, was continued as an educational representative of the Kentucky Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, looking for a new place to locate and to continue the educational program of the conference. After one year of searching and study of the state, the Board of Education of the Conference purchased Union College, under the leadership of Dr. Stevenson and the special benefaction of Mrs. Fanny Speed of Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Stevenson brought part of the faculty of Augusta College to Barbourville, and continued the educational work without a break. Union College, as the continuation of Augusta College, has a history of more than one hundred years. Some of the famous leaders of American Methodism were graduates of Augusta College, among whom were Bishop Foster, Bishop Bascom, John Miley, the famous theologian, and many others. Some of the graduates of Union College have likewise attained distinction in our day of service. In the spirit of these distinguished alumni it is the hope and the expectation that present and coming student generations will honor the name and add to the history of Augusta-Union College. President Franklin With cane of Martin Ruter, first President of Augusta College. Mrs. Mary Edmonson Barnhill With two textbooks used by her father, Augusta College, Class of 1844. Page eleven STESPEAN, 1926 Page twelve STESPEAN, 1926 Page thirteen STESPEAN, 1926 President Franklin Philosophy " We rise on stepping-stones of our dead selves to higher things. " Dean Vogel Bible " To thine ownself be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to anv man. " Professor Cook Education, History " There is no frigate like a book To bear us lands away. " Page fourteen STESPEAN, 1926 Professor Rippere Languages ' Mens sana in corpore sano. ' Miss Weeks English " But as for me, my library is dukedom large enough. " Professor Dyer Physics, Chemistry " Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. " Page fifteen STESPEAN, 1926 Coach Funk Malhemaiicj ithlsiizs " The first great work, a task performed by few, Is that yourself mav to yourself be true. " Mrs. Barnhill English, Latin — Academy " Oh, hut a man ' s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what ' s a heaven for? " Professor Peavy Normal, Science lie who would do for othr... Must do for himself. " Page sixteen STESPEAN, 1926 Mrs. Franklin liny lish — .1 cade my " God ' s in His heaven; All ' s right with the world. 1 .Mrs. Vogel Pret eptress, Speed Hall " Be not simply good ; Be good for something. ' Professor Humfleet Science, Mathematics — Normal " Work, hard work; more work; mo work ; harder work; more harder work. Repeat formula ad lib. Result: " Success. " Page seventeen STESPEAN, 1926 Miss Sawyer History " A cheery smile Is as good as a mile On the road to victon Miss McKeehan Music ' God ' s poet, hid in foliage green, Sends endless songs, himself unseen. ' Miss Taylor Secretary to the President " Everywhere in life the true question is, not what we gain, but what we do. " Page eighteen STESPEAN, 1926 The Endowment Omce Mr. Alvis Bennett Secretary " Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities; and none can tell whose sphere is the largest. " Miss Carrie Cecil Assistant " Though we travel the world over to find the most beautiful, we must carry it with us or find it not. " Miss Seyvell Expression Carol Rippere French Henry Payne Monitor Stevenson Hall Other Teachers Miss Ingram Art STUDENT TEACHERS William Bennett Latin STUDENT ASSISTANTS Oscar Jarvis College Bookstore Miss Sevier Swimming Milblrn Taylor Typewriting Laura Roberts Assistant Secretary LIBRARY Edith Cheap Gladys DeMarcls ASSISTANTS TO DEAN AND MRS. VOGEL Corinne Ward Lovella Pope Lucretia Williams Mrs. Wallace Mr. Ben t der Tom Patton Matron of Dining Hall Superintendent of Buildings Assistant to Mr. Bender Page nineteen STESPEAN, 1926 CARL JR. ANO COLLIE. JULIA ANN MARTHA Page twenty V which the reader is introduced to the members of the various classes, or is re- minded of his schoolmates, and of the things which mafie each himself and one from whom the others will hate to be parted. JL . CHAPTER ONE THE CLASSE . ... ! STESPEAN, 1926 wmwsim Page tiaenty-three STESPEAN, 1926 College Seniors Elmer Parker He will never be a detective! That old saw, " Chechez la femme, " cuts him out. He couldn ' t find one in a Beauty Shop. However, he thinks that, with a little practice, he can diagnose a case of measles if the bumps are big enough. Elmer ' s chief endeavors are to dodge Mathematics, steer clear of the Dean ' s office, browse through all the maga- zines on the reading table, and read every old romance on the library shelves. Elmer says the more he reads Ibsen, the less fault he has to find with Shakespeare. Bryant Cox No class is complete without its preacher; ours, it happens, is Bryant, without whom we could not have pre- served our identity. Bryant has the ad- mirable characteristic of going after a thing until he gets it. He is deeply interested in his studies, though not a bookworm. His lectures from the chapel platform on occasional Friday morn- ings call forth our smiles by his quiet sense of humor. The Alumni Editors ten years hence will have something more to say about the Reverend Bryant Cox. Bryant says he thought " She Stoops to Conquer " was well played till he saw the paper next morning and found out that it wasn ' t. Page t wenty-four STESPEAN, 1926 College Seniors J. Milburn Taylor Milburn is our busiest senior. How he keeps up with nineteen hours of col- lege work, teaches typing, algebra, shorthand, and plays basketball, not to mention occasional sparring matches with Dan Cupid, is a marvel to us — an example of efficiency is Milburn, which many around this place would do well to emulate. In fact, if the worthy juggler of time should ever de- sire a position as efficiency expert, the record of his last year at Union would be his best recommendation. Milburn once insisted that one noun can be the direct object of another noun. Henry Payne Henry is an optimist. We know it because he has been monitor of Stev- enson Hall for two years and still re- tains his position as one of the most popular men there — and that ' s saying much. His smile is always hiding just beneath the surface, ready at an in- stant ' s call. Henry is a first rate foot- ball man, having earned a letter every year he has played. At all athletic meets, when not in uniform, he can be heard yelling for Union above every one else on the sidelines. Henry prophesies that no one in the Modern Drama class will ever dare to marry. Page twenty-five STESPEAN, 1926 A Few Lines By the Seniors IT WAS an ancient Thracian custom that every man deposit daily in an urn a white pebble, if the day had been happy; if otherwise, a black one. In a way the Class of ' 26 has followed this classical example, but instead of pebbles, we have acquired mem- ories, for the most part white, and far more precious and important than the mere svmbols of the Ancients. Indeed, we of the graduating class, in parting from our pleasurable college activities, feel that college days are the best of our lives. In the years to come we shall recall the good old times on the campus, regretting that we cannot be there still; but we must go on, each in his own way, hoping to put that which he has learned to some profit in the world. To those who have guided our fickle minds along the paths of knowledge, we present here our apologies for the multitude of absurdities we have committed. The patience of our professors deserves pages of praise, but as we have only one at our disposal, we offer this humble apology, assuring them that their earnest efforts have driven home far more to our stupid minds than they think. We shall not forget the hours spent in their classes, and it will no doubt be satisfying to them to know that Boyles ' Law, H-SO 4 , the Reform Bill of 1832, and Ibsen, will continue to be familiar names, even though we don ' t know what they stand for. And, schoolmates dear, one point, please, about which we are very sensitive: Don ' t call us — don ' t even think of us as Alumni; it sounds so much like Aluminum, you know, and such an association grates upon our dignity as Seniors. We desire rather to be truant Unionites in danger of demerits for failure to keep appointments. This point of view will lend excitement and give us the feeling that we are still full-fledged students on the old campus, and with this impression we might even drop in at times for chapel to hear the Awakening Chorus. We congratulate the President and Board of Trustees on the steady progress we have seen from year to year. We are sure that an ever-broadening influence waits Old Union in the future. Our best wishes are extended to all. And now, friends, having made our apologies, having expressed our best wishes, and having given our congratulations, we of the Union College Class of 1926 will gather up our robes and depart while our dignity is still intact, for we have fears that we shall not be able to hold this pose much longer. Hail and farewell ! We thank you. E. G. P. Scene Most Appropriate for Strindberg Plays Stage and curtains draped in unrelieved black, characters from Insane Asylum or College. Orchestra plays in low heavy tones. A great American audience who otherwise would be at a movie if it were not for the commands of the Great God Art. The performance begins. A Vampire, a Daughter of Eve, the Strindberg Woman, weaves her unscrupulous web about the poor, feeble, passive member of the Stronger Sex. This Villain is no longer an individual, but a universal personage, the Woman of the Garden of Eden, Delilah, Cleopatra, and our own wife, daughter, and grandmother. The audience shrinks, fascinated; divorce lawyers distribute their professional cards. The curtain descends; three shots ring out as one; glum, impassive ushers carry out the suicides; the orchestra, unnoticed, continues its monotonous notes. Sad! Sad! SAD! My handkerchief ! Page twenty-six STESPEAN, 1926 The Log of the U. S. S. Union SEPTEMBER 15 — The early bird catches the worm. Prof. Dyer arrives early. The good ship Union sets sail. 18 — We all get acquainted at Saturday night mixer. 21 — Who ' d a thought " Chick " was old enough to begin losing his teeth? 2 — Miss McKeehan and Miss Sewell give a recital. 3 — Union wins first football game of the sea- san. U. C, 38 ; Jellico, o. 5 — Prof. Cook arrives from Chicago. 7 — First issue of Orange and Mack, now a college publication, comes out. Carol Rip- pere and Stanley Black, editor and man- ager. 10 — Dean Vogel says we are all as lazy as we dare to be. (Somebody ' s been telling on us.) 13-17 — Swarthmore Chautauqua delights all who attend. 19 — Everybody goes to see the Ten Command- ments — broken. 20 — Stespean Staff is organized, with Helen Rapp, editor, and Frank Davidson, man- ager. 21 — Six weeks tests show how little we know. 23 — Union contributes to " Old Ironsides " fund after an address by Mr. Chitwood of Cor- bin. 26 — Seniors ' outing to Pineville. Ask Bar- bara, Frank, and Ida if the Pine Moun- tain lions can roar. 27 — Misses Ward and Taylor entertain Pro- fessors Cook and Dyer at a rook party. 30 — Latin Club elects officers. 31 — Big Halloween blow-out; social success of the season. Cy has his heart broken by one of the fairer sex. NOVEMBER 4 — The Orange and Black drive is on. Pock- et hooks grow lighter. 5 — Ruth kills Lady Macbeth and she dies. 8 — Cubie has a broken hand and won ' t tell how he got it. 11 — Armistice Day celebrated at the fair ground. Faculty sack race feature of the day. 14 — Latin Club entertained by Speed Hall girls. 15-21 — Education week. Prof. Cook gives educational talks. 20 — Special chapel in the afternoon with Bishop Henderson. 25 — Thansgiving holiday. Dean Vogel " marries " in Newport, Kv. 28 — Mildred assures us that she has never had her head shingled. Oh, no, quite the re- verse. 30 — La Societe Francais meets with the Misses Lay. DECEMBER 5 — Seniors give a kid party. io-ii — Miss Weeks attends State Convention of Teachers of English in Lexington. 11 — Girls, Hi boys start the season with vic- tories over B. H. S. 12 — Miss Weeks says Cleopatra was old enough to have known better. Wisdom, Wise and Otherwise, From Student Papers " James Messer was given a permanent berth on the team. " At least we never caught him napping in it. Genius is that innate quality that gives the general the wit to outwit the other fellow. Jeremy Taylor advised us to get up early once in a while to see the sunset. Milton wrote blank verse in a rolling order — higher in the middle and lower on the ends. A new murder law: A man has the right to kill if he doesn ' t interfere with others. The theme of the play is the fundamental idea that struggles around in the center of the play. Milton sat up late at night studying Pluto ' s problems. A biography gives an account of a man ' s internal affairs. Page twenty-seven STESPEAN, 1926 College Juniors Kathryn Boggs Taylor Jarvis Helen Rapp Oscar Jarvis Frances Congleton Dorothy McPhail Thomas Hignite Page tia-enty-eiglit STESPEAN, 1926 Sih Who has not heard the penetrating silence Of the memory of a deed undone, The silence of our souls before a great madonna, The silent awe and horror in the roar of the battlefield : But the silence of death, drifting in on folded wings, Is the greatest silence of all. S. F., Academy, ' 26. st ring Spring is a fresh white hyacinth Around whose virgin petals Lingers an alluring perfume, Like the damp smell of the earth After an April shower. Spring is the flash of a bluebird ' s wing, A prick of vivid color ' gainst a rain-swept sky With its attendant note of melody, A poignantly happy song. Spring is a veil of shimmering sunlight Which gathers the whole bursting earth In its graceful embrace, Or the sunny joyousness of a daffodil, And the impudence of a clean March wind. C. S. R., ' 28. Page tnuenty-nine STESPEAN, 1926 Page thirty STESPEAN, 1926 A Sophomore Cruise INCE upon a time there was a beautiful college in the heart of the Kentucky mountains called " Union. " In this college was a group of young men and women who had, after some years spent in systematic study, reached that stage of sophistication which branded them as Sophomores. A voyage to Junior Land was planned, and after some deliberation and much thoughtful consideration, Coach Funk was chosen as pilot. Captain Bill Messer, with the assistance of First Mate J. C. Hall and Logkeeper Carol Rippere, chartered the good ship " Work " to carry the class to its destination. " Work " left shore in the middle of September and progressed rapidly until along in December, when it was held up by a venerable and rather portly pirate who gave his name as Santa Claus. The class would have breezed by with an air of aloofness becoming their sophisticated dignity, but the youngest soph, Kathryn Lay, insisted on having a piece of peppermint candy and a tin horn, which made such an unlearned com- motion that it was impossible for " Work " to sail on. The Chief Flunkies, Freddie Putnam and Stanley Black, with Assistants Cobb and Bennett, marshaled and directed by the Sophs ' most attractive young ladies, Pauline Lay and Jean Richardson, cleaned up the decks of " Work. " When she was all shipshape again the class checked off and were given shore leave for Christmas vacation by the cabin boy, Ben Winters, who called their names with a musical voice. A few weeks after the voyage over the Sea of Sophistication had been resumed, " Work " weighed anchor at the " Second Semester Island " long enough to pick up a handsome school teacher, Beckham Garland, and two young pre-medics, A. B. and Kelly Morgan. Many weeks have passed since the good ship " Work " left that verdant land of the Freshmen, weeks cheered by the sweet smile of the " dearest soph, " Corinne Ward, and the efficient librarian, Gladys DeMarcus. Our Chief Mathematician, Lucretia Wil- liams, has figured that the ship should reach Junior Land on June the third, 1926; and as it is now near that time we will say, " Aurevoir. " The Sophs. The Imfi Makes a " Heroic Effort in Couplets There isa man, young, long, and lank, and tall Who thrives upon the name of J. C. Hall. His favorite indoor sport is parlor dates; Outside, his exercise he takes on skates. J. C. once went to see a pretty maid, But he icould never tell us zchat she said. I guess I ' d better not say any more, For if I do, he ' s likely to get sore. Page thirty-one STESPEAN, 1926 Challis Warren Edward Amis W. O. Wagers Denver Miller Pearl Gray Marie Jackson Minnie Fox Fonzine Black College Freshmen (Left to Ritj it) Jesse Lav Wm. G. Martin Roy Hubbard Stanley Faulkner Elmer Robinson Ruth Gregory Edith Cheap Clyde Boston- Ruth Parker Huston Fuller Walter Beddow Deminc Fawbush Otis Amis Etta Beddow Elizabeth Chandler Corinne Gibson Annette Robinson Margaret Rippere Bernice Humfleet Callie Goodman Ruth Rader Irene McClure Marion Mayhew Eula Mae Warren Page t iirty-tuo STESPEAN, 1926 resnmen Arnold Baker Chester Barco Mabel Castle Ray Cooper Jesse Faulkner Jessie Fish D. J. Foley Jemima Frederick Calvin Geyer (But Not in the Picture) Corinne Gibson Guy Gibson Pearl Gray- Myrtle Jarvis Jesse Lawson William Lundy Robert Mason Jesse Mays Ethel Miracle Godfrey Parrott Elizabeth Parker Laura Roberts juan1ta robbins Roberta Sears Claude Terrell Geneva Travis Green Turner Helen Webb Atlas H. York You have just met the Class of 1929, tht largest Freshman group that ever entered Union College. An inspiring and auspicious fact? Yes, and another: one fourth of us are old friends returned from the Academy Senior Class of 1925, with old ties to be strengthened and friendships broadened by the new life that came to us all the way from Benham to Somerset and Augusta. Since many of us are either already teachers or preparing to teach, we are an unusually alert and earnest group. Yes, we are very sure that every one of us has an enviable I. Q. — whatever that may mean ! We contributed to the Girls ' Basketball Team their Captain, Eula Mae Warren, and another star player, Jessie Fish. Lawson was high point man on the Varsity Quintette ; Faw bush, Fuller, and Turner were heavyweight Knights of the Gridiron, Season of ' 25. We have other talents, too. You should hear one of our class debates! Some of us sing; we have at least one poet in our midst. In the E. K. O. A. Contest last year Bernice Humrleet won second place. Though our history thus far is brief, we are gloriously aware of a future filled with possibilities untold for each of us. Since, in spite of fatalities, we have the distinction of being the largest class ever entered in Union, Freshmen, let ' s stand by the group and come out in ' 29 true to our record — the largest, snappiest, best class ever on Union ' s campus. Shades of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson! Come back to earth and ravel for us this Freshman mystery of democracy: More than seventy-five per cent of the wealth of America belongs to two per cent of the people. By the time the other twenty-five per cent is divided among the ninety-eight per cent, or 107,800,000 persons, and the minority of that per cent owning the majority of the twenty-five per cent, and the majority getting the minority of the minority after the two per cent got the majoritv, there would be another minority who could give a $10,000 bond, and the large majority would have to trade their " Lizzies " for mules! Page thirty-three Bishop Theodore S. Henderson Resident Bishop of the Cincinnati Area Bishop Henderson conducted our college revival. He is one of the greatest evangelistic preachers in the church and has spoken to more student bodies than any other man in this high office. With untiring effort and the fine spirit of the Master he lived among us for a week. Every morning and evening he brought inspiring messages on Christ in every phase of life. The rest of the day he spent in private interviews with the students. The effect of the revival has become a part of the spirit of Union. Christ has become a per- sonality among us. Page thirty-four STESPEAN, 1926 The Three W Circle Organized by Bishop Henderson in February Motive: To discover the will of Cod for one ' s life work. Motto: Whatever, Wherever, Whenever it Pleases Him. Members: Only those are eligible who agree to make the following covenant the permanent principle of their life: I hereby fully and freely dedicate myself to Jesus Christ as a living sacrifice in service for others, wherever, whenever, and in whatever form of service will please Him. 1 will definitely seek the will of God for my life work and covenant to do His will, wherever it may lead me and whatever may he the cost. Paae t urtv-H ' ue STESPEAN, 1926 Acad cademy Senic FRANK DAVIDSON " Just Frank " Everybody knows Frank — our President — our cheer leader — our Stespean Business Manager. A popular all ' round sport? He ' s it. His word of advice to young people, particularly Freshmen: " Be vourself. " BARBARA PEARCE " Bob " Only " So-big, " but her charming personality and winning smile take all hearts by storm. She reads, swims, and debates — well. Associate Editor Orange and Black, ' 25; Vice-President Senior Class; Sec- retary Sunday School; Joke Editor Stespean, ' 26. ROY NELSON " Rink " A collector of shekels for the Senior Class. A future millionaire, if he can embezzle enough Senior funds. Noted for his witty remarks. Everybody likes him. SADIE KELLY " Jane " Page our secretary. Sadie is one of Union ' s few Senior Life Savers. Tennis is her delight, and on spring days we ' ll find Sadie raising a racquet. Senior Class Secretarv, ' 26; Secretarv Orange and Black, ' 25. Page thirty-six STESPEAN Acad cademy Seriu STANLEY FAULKNER " Pedro " This student plays football and basketball, swims well, and yet has time to keep a high scholastic standard in all his studies. He entered college the second semester. President Minute Men, ' 26. CORINNE GIBSON " Hoof (No. 1) Quiet in her actions, but with a magnetic per- sonality. She ' s popular with the dormitory girls and as for dates — profusion is the word. They aren ' t the dromedary variety, either. ROBERT WEED " P. Weed " Our debonair nightingale — sometimes slightly hoarse on Friday morning. Chief delight is telling jokes. Advocates variety as the spice of life. DAISY PENDLETON " Judy " Daisy is quiet, but when she does speak, what she says is fraught with potent meaning — that is, she says a mouthful. A future schoolmarm. Page thirty-seven STESPEAN, 1926 Acad caaemy Seme THELMA SLXSHER " Thel " Somebody quiet, somebody true, that ' s just the way we ' ll think of you. An adept at the piano, but like all true artists, modest. GUY GIBSON ••Hoof (No. 2) Silent most of the time, yet one of the most popu- lar boys in school. He entered college the second semester. We will always think of him as our " Chandby. " CLARA BAKER The only " Baker " in the class — so you can easily judge how popular she is. She is here on Saturday, as befits a " Baker, " and is absorbedlv interested in extracting knowledge. R. S. T. CLEDITH SEWELL Cledith is fond of A ' s and makes them without any trouble. She has a " plus " complex. She is a loyal booster at all athletic games. Associate Editor Stespean ; Alternate on Debating Team. Page thirty-eight STESPEAN, 1926 Acadt Senic IRENE McLURE " Rene " Irene is ranked with the College Freshmen, but the Senior Class claims her among its number. She presents a smile to all, and sings excellently, al- though she seldom gives us a treat. LEWIS HAVVN " Mike " Who is it that hits the bottom of the stairs at ten to one every afternoon on his way to Biology? S ' Mike, of course. His favorite song is You-You- T-T-Tell Her. Academy Basketball, ' 25, Captain, ' 26; Academy Football and " U " Club, ' 26. LOIS CATRON She liked us so well that she came from Barbour- ville Hi the second semester to graduate with us, and we speedily learned to reciprocate her liking. R. S. T. LILLIAN MESSAMORE " Rill Gates " Another who is not heard for her much speaking, but a willing worker. She helped plan many of our social " affairs. " Unbends her dignity for a cer- tain lower classman. Page thirty-nine Acad cademy Seni PEARL RADER Just like her name — a quiet, modest jewel that shines with a dim, unruffled lustre. But its silence means much — like the quiet, peaceful stillness of a cool forest in a clear, balm) ' June da} ' .. MINT POWELL " Windy " She is studious and earnest, and whistles — afraid of nothing. Mint ' s greatest fun comes from playing practical jokes. R. S. T. LOITS GREEN " Louise " Louis is our official class debater and pessimist; all Senior questions are convincingly settled by him. He plays basketball even better than he debates. Latin Club, ' 25, ' 26; Running Guard, Academy Bas- ketball, and " U " Club, ' 26. GERTRUDE WILSON " Gcrt " Meet Miss Gertrude Wilson, who has been in I ' nion for three vears. She is prominent in the W. M. I ' ., B. Y. P. " V., W. W. W., and the R. S. T. Chawmed, I ' m shuah. Page forty STESPEAN, 1926 Acad cademy Seni LAURA PEACE " They always come back for more, " so Laura came back from Harlan Hi the second semester to graduate with us. She is a hard worker, is genial in disposition, and liked by all. R. S. T. LYDA BLAIR Lyda is a quiet, modest girl, sweetly dispositioned, and a good student. What more could be said ? Except R. S. T. JAMES GARLAND James is another good student. Sometimes we don ' t know whether we are talking to him or Charles, but we are consoled by the fact that it ' s all in the family. RUTH CONGLETON " Aunt Eppie " Ruth is always faithful, always ready to do what is asked of her. For a midget she cuts a large fig- ure in the swimming pool. Latin Club, ' 26. i Page forty-one Acad cademy Seme SAWYER HELTON " Squirt ' " Step right up and call him ' Speedy, ' he ' s just a regular fellow. " Sawyer has learned the secret of being interesting to folks by being interested in them. CLARA BLACK R. S. T. (Rural School Teacher) five years. This lady, after having the degree of Mrs. conferred upon her liked teaching so well that she is still teaching — in her own Kindergarten — in her home in Bar- bourville. Mrs. Clara Black. JAMES CARNES " Jim " A hard worker, a good student, and the girls don ' t stand a chance with him — he ' s girl-shy. He was captain of the Pineville football team of ' 26 that came very near win- ning the Kentucky championship for High Schools. CHARLES GARLAND A hard worker, and an A-grade student. He is the brother of James and the Senior Class feels very grand and " flowery " in the possession of two " Garlands. " R. S. T. MAE McKEAN " King " Mae is Saturday ' s child, with us only on Saturday. We would have crowned her Queen, but she insisted on being King, and accordingly accepted the name two years ago. R. S. T. WILLIAM MAYHEW " Happy " Here ' s to a fellow who has carved so many U ' s that you could almost paper a room with them. A top-notch athlete and friend whom we are proud to have in our class. LOLA WAGERS A " Wager " well worth winning — but you must hold the right " hand. " We don ' t know- that she is from Clay County, but if she is, then our already high estimation of that county goes up. R. S. T. Page forty-tii-o STESPEAN, 1926 Faculty Picture Gallery Pres. Franklin — Laying Down the Law. Mrs. Franklin — Near the Hearth. Dean Vogel — The Guardian Angel. Miss Weeks — Composition Day. Prof. Rippere — The Palace of the Caesars. Prof. Cook — The Questioner of the Sphinx. Miss Taylor — A Noble Charger. Prof. Humfleet — Daniel in the Lion ' s Den. Prof. Dyer — Wide Awake. Miss Sawyer — Can ' t You Talk? Coach Fuxk — The Combat. Mrs. Vogel — The Vigilant Visitor. Miss McKeehax — Song of the Lark. Mrs. Barnhill — Feeding Her Birds. Prof. Peavy — The Anatomy Lesson. Mr. Bennett — Meditation. Miss Cecil — The Age of Innocence. Miss Sevier — The Life Saving Station. Miss Sewell — A Reading From Homer. Miss Ingram — Fontainbleau Forest. Aunt Mae— Rest After the Midday Meal. Mr. Bender — A Helping Hand. Tom PattoN — A Humble Servant. The Executive Committee — The Fates. Page forty-three STESPEAN, 1926 Acad caaemy Juni Albert Alford Craig Black Wade Buchanan Kittie Carnes Daniel Cobb Hazell Collett Cephas Cox Sam Early Edith Engle Marvin Epperson Dessie Golden Mary Gray Della Hall Crit Jarvis Delmar Jarvis Shelby Mays Howard McNeil Walter Messer Gertrude McKnight James Messer Thelma Ray Ethel Payne Nevil White Myrtle Payne W. H. Rope Elmer Rickett Robert Sargent- Luther Scott Daphene Slusher Dorothy Slusher Evelyn Slusher Elbert Turner L. T. Valentine Shelly Valentine Page forty-four STESPEAN, 1926 Junior Class History The beginning of our history as a class dates back to the autumn of 1923. But the autumn of 1925 has brought many new faces into our midst, and our membership is now composed of those who have come up through the ranks as Freshmen and Sophomores, and those who have come from other schools, entering Union College to complete their high school education. This might have been a handicap to our class, since all of us have not been working together in the two years preceding this, but the older members of the class did not show any hesitancy as to spreading the Union Spirit, which is very contagious, and which was quickly caught by the new members. We remember our first few days in school as strangers, but we were soon over- come by the Union Spirit, and in a few days we became as one large family, headed by our popular president, Robert King. This Junior year has been especially interesting to us, a fact which we attribute largely to the credit of our enthusiastic English teacher, Mrs. Barnhill, who has worked with us faithfully. We can well compare ourselves to members of one brotherhood, bound together by a common purpose and enthusiasm. We are all growing, climbing higher, working and looking toward our goal. In another year we hope, as Seniors, to stand proudly on the crest of this hill. Then, we are looking forward to climbing a higher hill, the hill from which we can better see the beautiful things of life, even the most beautiful of life in some form of real service to the world. Let us as a Junior Class form an organization that will indeed be a union for Union College. Let us resolve that now, as we have such an excellent start, we will finish our high school work together, and receive our diplomas as a reward for climbing the hill, which at times seemed to us very rough and steep. And let us, as members of the Junior Class, build our lives with granite blocks of education, bound together with service, love, peace and happiness, and with the Spirit, thus forming a four-square structure that will endure for eternity. Calend ar DECEMBER 13. Hoot accounts for his room being hazy by the fact that he opened the window and a cloud blew in. 14. Men ' s Glee Club gives delightful mu- sicale. 17. " The Old, Old Story, " told with music and slides. 18. We arrive in the home port for the holi- days. " Merry Christmas ! " JANUARY 1. U. S. S. Union " crosses the line. " Ap- propriate ceremonies by the crew. 5. " Happy New Year! " Back to the grind. We discover the library resplendent in its new coat (of paint). 8. We contribute our pennies for the pencil sharpener. 10. The basketball season for the new year starts. President Franklin leaves to at- tend the annual meeting of College Presi- dents in New York. 14. Professor Humfleet makes a speech with teeth in it! Work, hard work, more hard work, harder work — the price of success — better get busy. 15. " When a man stops striving let the clock stand still; His day is done. " 27. " But for the vile guns, I ' d be a soldier. " 28. Semester exams begin. Miss Weeks says, " Don ' t worry; " Rev. Haas says, " Worry. " What do? FEBRUARY 3. Meet Professor Carol Rippere! First ex- ercise in Biology Lab — " Classes come pre- pared to be cut in two. " Frank David- son gets what ' s coming to him — a long belated U. 4. Second semester stars with record college enrollment. Page forty-five STESPEAN, 1926 Academy Sophomores McKlNLEY ABNER Henry Acuilera Nora Amis George Baird Perry Brown Charles Bowman Geneva Brundridge Ethel Caleb Ellis Carnes Fred Catron Clinton Concleton Edith Dickore Neva Elliot Lee Ella Evans Eunice Foley Gladys Foley Ralston Franklin Evelyn Garrad Helen Goodin Ethel Green Frank Hammond Harry Hopper Lester Jackson Charles Lay Mollie Logan John Mackey Maude Mackey Maude Maiden Joyce Reid Martha Parker Harve Pope Lovella Pope Ruby Provins Mary Pursiful Mildred Rader John Rippere Clara Rose Mitchell Rose Lowell Sears Mable Shupe Thelma Siler Gladys Taylor Maurice Vincent Nora Williams Page forty-six STESPEAN, 1926 Sophomontis I HE Sophomore Class of Union Academy entered the High School as most Freshmen do, via the front door of the " Green School of Knowledge. " Our class, numbering about thirty pupils the first semester, climbed to the half hundred mark during the second round of the school calendar. We felt very proud of ourselves until we " hit " Ceasar and Algebra. Then we wished Ceasar had never been born. We started at the beginning of the term to show our true High School Spirit, by keeping up the High School life. We gave programs in Chapel, put on the English Drive, which helped the Sophomores to banish Bad English, and was, therefore, a success. We have future inventors, poets, stage beauties in our class, including the Famous Basketball players; on the Girls ' Varsity, Thelma Ray and Mildred Rader; on the Boys ' " Never Get Beat " Midget Team we have Maurice Vincent, Howard McNeil, and John Mackey. Their record includes the winning of one game throughout the season! Why shouldn ' t we be happy and proud? We entertained the Freshman Class in Speed Hall parlor last fall in the month of November. We dreaded this task at first, but later found it a real pleasure; this is the first time in the history of the Academy for the Freshmen to have the honor of being entertained by the Sopho- mores, and the credit and honor go to us. Our class has representatives in all the school activities, Societies, Leagues, and Glee Clubs. The Sophomores realize their importance in High School; we long ago dropped the idea that High School is a room in the Academy where the teacher serves " Knowledge, " and we are work- ing in dead earnest to reach our goal. The class enjoyed a hike and a picnic to Reservoir Hill last fall. It was a grand picnic-hike, but most of all we enjoyed the contents of our lunch baskets. Several happy evenings were spent in the gym. There were many other events of interest in our class life, but we do not intend to record them here. The students of the Sophomore Class wish to thank their teacher, Mrs. Barnhill, for her efforts to show- her students a good time, not only while on hikes, picnics, and socials, but also in the class room. We realize that we are far from the top yet, but we hope to keep climbing higher and live up to our class motto B2: We tried our best, and received the best, We received the best, because we did our best, We have succeeded ; we are the best. Student Wisdom— Mostly Wise A cat is an animal with quadrilateral legs. Some people are failures because they have so little will power in their backbones. If we always expect to find things easy, we shal l always be on the rear ends of the best things of life. Shakespeare wrote some sonnets that will melt in one ' s mind. There isn ' t much use in looking for cat tracks in our work when there are elephant tracks to be considered. One of the pleasures of going to college lies in the thought that you are no longer in high school. You can extinguish the kind of poetry by your feeling after you read it. Would that we sometimes could ! Milton had an unusable strong vocabulary. The beauty of an object lies not in the object but in the observer. God is in the church only when the people are there! Page forty-seven STESPEAN, 1926 In the Beginning Freshmen? Yes, indeed! All great men must start at the bottom. We were so eager to begin work that we had our first English classes in the President ' s House. We realized that our minds needed training; so we began laving our foundations with merry hearts and high spirits. When we had organized our classes, we found we were not seven but seventeen, weak in number but strong in spirit. We are proud of the fact that from our class comes one of the best players on the Girls ' Varsity Basketball team, Elizabeth Blackburn, forward. Another of our girls is a substitute and when she has had more training I la Wyrick will make an excellent guard. Gaston Swafford plays a good game as forward on the Boys ' High School Basketball team. In football Dusini, as substitute guard, upheld the class honor. Anna Todd is our charming reader. Besides these stars we have others of great brilliancy. Nimrod, our mighty hunter, and John, the noted traveler, entertain us with tales of their adventures. We unselfishly gave up our " hike " to Reservoir Hill to the Sophomores. They showed their appreciation by giving a delightful party in our honor. We can all say we enjoyed it; the Sophs are clever entertainers. We are looking forward to the time when we, as Juniors, shall return the compliment. Our class has been greatly increased by the new members who joined us the second semester. With their help and our own redoubled efforts we expect to enter our second year much more able to carry on than we were last September. We are thankful to our teachers who have so patiently labored with us, increasing our knowl- edge and giving us a broader view of life. Page forty- fight STESPEAN, 1926 Page forty- nine STESPEAN, 1926 Calendar FEBRUARY ■;■ Glee Club murders " My Wild Irish Rose. " 6. Everyone who can raise a racket joins the Tennis Club. 8. Stevenson Hall boys in despair; ladies inspect the dormitory. Orders of the Dean: Don ' t swat flies on the front campus; you might injure the passersby. We begin to believe in Hypnotism after seeing Francis Congleton and Willard Buttermore dance a jig. Debating team loses to Harlan. Pauline Lay voted most attractive girl ; Cobb, most popular boy, and Frank Davidson, best sport, in Union. si. Revival; a week with Bishop Hender- son, bringing inspiration and help to everyone. Dean ' s Bulletin Board working again on schedule time. Something different: nothing but an- nouncements in chapel. .$. Group pictures taken for the Stespean. Mr. Chandlee ' s patience worn thin. i-j. Helen Rapp turns over editorship of Stes- pean to Dot McPhail. i. March come MARCH in like a lion. Chapel excused ten 5. Another marvel minutes early! 6. Many Union people wade the mud in London to see Harlan boys and Baptist girls win the tournament. 9. New diving board is installed. 10. What does mv name stand for? I won- der! 16. Union gets her picture taken. Price $i.co a yard. 17. Rags arrives. Size 3 by 5. Julia Anne happy with her pup. iS. $50,000 to Union College! Bequeathed by Mrs. Amanda Landrum Wilson. 19. Stespean goes to press. So long, Stes- pean! See you in June! E. T. Franklin, Jr. (age 4) telling his brother an exciting pig story: " And this little pig he took his money and went to the store and buyed some candy. " " Where did he get his money? " asks big brother. " Why! His mother gave it to him. " " Where did she get it? " " Oh! His daddy gave it to her. " " Well, where did his daddy get it? " per- sisted brother. " Aw ! He worked in the College Office and got it! " One morning Thomas fixed his eyes on his mother ' s kimona and queried, " Mother, is that your pneumonia? " Thomas at home with the housekeeper while Daddy and Mother were away at the Hos- pital. Aunt Mae. thinking to give him a treat: " Come on, Tommy, go to Middlesboro with me for a few days. " Thomas considers seriously: " Why, I can ' t, Aunt Mae; I have to stay here and take care of the house. " Julia Axx Funk — Just Half Past Two Mrs. Funk: " Julia Ann, have you done what I told you ? " Julia Ann: " Well, mamma! I didn ' t done it ; I did it. You thought I done it, didn ' t you ? " Julia Ann, meeting Cobb in the hall: " Well, there ' s Cobb! I been looking for where vou Julia Ann, looking at a bowl of goldfish: " Look, Daddy, aren ' t they cute! Aren ' t they just darling cute! " Julia Ann, walking in with her mother ' s hat on and pushing the doll carriage: " Hello, mother. " Mrs. Funk: " Hello, Julia Ann. " Julia Ann (disgustedly) : " This is not Julia Ann. This is Miss Weeks. " Julia Ann, hearing the curfew, to Miss Se- vier: " Cody, you better go home. That says, ' AH the little children go to bed. ' " Page fifty N which is given the reader an opportunity to see our games and sports, and to meet those " who have proven ihemsehe% best in these contests, and those tvho have made these i. events tvhat the}} are. .z CHAPTER TWO ATHLETICS STESPEAN, 1926 Football Men Bruce Mayhew Center Four years. Happy Mayhew Quarterback Two years. Green Turner Tackle Henry Payne Tackle Two years. Bob Mason Guard Three Tears. [im Messer End Page fifty-three STESPEAN, 1926 Football Men Ted Beddow Guard One year. Marion Mayhew Halfback Two years. Walter Messer End One year. Cobb Tackle F AW BUSH Guard J. C. Hall Manager Page fifty-four STESPEAN, Football Schedule October 3. Jellico, o; Union, 30. Here. October 10. St. M ary ' s, 7; Union, 6. Here. October 17. Kentucky College for the Deaf, O; Union 7. Here. October 24. Morehead Normal, 10; Union 7. There. November 10. Georgetown Freshmen, 48; Union, O. There. November 21. Lincoln Memorial University, 32; Union 12. Here. November 26. Eastern Normal, 48 ; Union, o. There. To the Subs While others wave their banners, And cheer the first team on, My joy is a wee bit different: To the subs goes part of my song. The subs make the first team possible, When they practice every day; And they ' re gladly banged and bruised about, That the others may win the fray. The first team ' s mighty fine, you bet, But along with our lauding vim, Let ' s give a cheer for the Seconds, Who help the Firsts to win. Football Letter Men Bill Messer. Fullback, Captain Bruce Mavhew, Center Dick Faw bush, Guard Bob Mason, Guard Emerson Cobb, Tackle Henry Payne, Tackle Walter Messer, End Jim Messer, End Happy Mayhew, Halfback Marion Mayhew, Halfback Huston Fuller, Fullback Cy Brown, Halfback Ray Cooper, Halfback SUBS Ted Beddow, Guard Green Turner, Tackle Bill Martin, Halfback Tom Catron, Halfback Page fifty-five M STESPEAN, 1926 Letter Men MlLBURN Taylor, Captain Happy Mayhew Jess Lawson Stanley Black William Messer Walter Messer Calvin Geyer Fred Putnam James Messer Page-fifiy-six STESPEAN, 1926 Union Bulldogs Stanley Black Center Black, our rangy center; Black, the fellow who hangs up goals from all angles of the floor; Black, the fellow who puts the word teamwork into practice. One silent cheer for this basketeer! Jesse Lawson Forward Excellent on crip shots and a demon at pivoting, " Chick " always kept up his points on the score board. As a sub he soon proved to Coach Funk ' s satisfaction that he was worthy of a first string place. Walter Messer Fonvard This recruit from the local high school came to Union and was initiated into the Bulldog circle at once. Although Grinny played well all along, his average of bas- kets improved greatly in the last few games. Milrurn Taylor, Captain Forward Milburn was a hard worker and particularly good at gathering in long shots. With a record of three years on the varsity, Taylor leaves us in June by graduation. A good forward with sportsmanlike qualities. Happy Mayhew Guard Here ' s a fellow who fairly eats up the sport. A forward last year and a guard this. We wonder when he will play center. This is not a slam at Happy, but only proof of his playing ability. William Messer Guard " Bill " alternated between the two guard positions and was equally good at both. With two men near him he always watched the man nearest the basket and broke up many plays in this way. Freddie Putnam Guard " Lightning " and " Put " have much the same meaning to us. Freddie was an un- canny dribbler whom few could stop. The smallest fellow on the team, but a giant at the passing game. James Messer Center Jim was borrowed from the high school team last year and showed up so well that he was given a permanent position. Messer had a good basketball head and an eye for the baskets. When given a chance he accounted for a good part of his team ' s tallies. Wanted at the Library A book with the Twenty-Pound Look in it. We prefer the book to the look. A copy of Ben Hur — (probably Ben Hur.) Washington ' s Farewell Address on the Bat- tlefield of Gettysburg. Science as She Is Spoke Ruth (to Professor Dyer) : " Where shall I find the ferocious oxide? " " Molasses is a viscious substance. " Prof. Cook: " How long d|d the Seven Years ' War last? " Cy: " About ten years. " Notes on the History of Slavery They needed a more stirring and fugitive slave law. The Dred Scott case was a negro slave. Eula Mae: " I don ' t think anyone has sense enough to teach school when he ' s only eight- een. " Prof. Cook (very gently) : " I started when I was seventeen, Eula Mae. " Milburn (with the air of one who has just made a novel and startling discovery) : " Did you ever try reading a history lesson over the second time? It seems a lot clearer. " Page fifty-seven STESPEAN, 1926 MllAll Girls ' Varsity Eula Mae Warren . Captain and Forward Yep. She could play center, too, like the veteran she is, when the occasion demanded. A good sport in victory or defeat, with a cheery smile for her teammates when the game was going against them. Frances Congleton Center Always cool and collected, Frances knew what to do in the most exciting moments of play. She rarely failed to secure the tip off for her floormates. AVe think she was game to play with her ankle bandaged much of the time. Catherine Lay Guard Small in stature, but a regular for her excel- lent guarding. This is Kat ' s third year on the varsity. She was really a good shot, but sub- merged this ability for the good of the team and stayed under the adversary ' s goal. Jessie Fish Forward Fish was high point " man " on the team. About the middle of the season she received a hard knock on the knee which hindered her greatly in the ensuing games. An excellent player whom we were sorry to lose the second semester. Elizabeth Blackburn Guard Our flashing running guard, behold. Quite scintillating on the hard wood was she. When Basketball Team she made up her mind to keep her opponent from caging a basket, well, the opponent didn ' t loop any field goals, that ' s all. Thelma Ray Back Guard •They shall not pass " was Thelma ' s court motto. She didn ' t mind taking a tumble if it meant keeping an opponent from scoring. Her gay laughter over a swollen finger was sufficient testimony of her sameness. Substitutes Ila Wyrick Forward Ila has the enthusiasm needed to be a player of high rank, and when she becomes more sure of herself before a crowd, should make her " U. " Mildred Rader Guard If persistence makes a good player, here ' s one that takes the cake. Always out for practice, Mildred waa dependable when sent into the fray. Mollie Logan Center This is Mollie ' s first year in basketball, and considering this fact she did well. Although sho got to play little in games, her work in practice sessions was always good. Page fifty-eight STESPEAN, 1926 Bull Pups Louis Hawn Captain, Forward " Mike " was high point man on the team. He never had to warm the substitutes ' bench in any game. Gaston Swafford Forward Here ' s another man whose rise has been meteoric. Active on his feet, he eluded his guard many times for scores. Shelby Mays Center Shelby, a teacher, donned his basketball togs at the beginning of the second semester and decided to make the five, and was soon working smoothly with his teammates. Lewis Green Running Guard Green was also a little late in getting started, but soon had the position clenched, which he held so creditably on last year ' s team. His best game was the first contest at Manchester. Sam Early Back Guard This season he held a first team position from the first game. His work in breaking oppo- nents ' scoring rallies was especially good in the tournament. DELMAR Jarvis Sub Center Jarvis has the proper stature for a center and with more experience to his credit should be going with the best of them next year. Page fifty-nine Baseball Prospects As the annual goes to press candidates are reporting for the baseball team. From all indications Union is to have a strong nine in the field this year. Only a few letter men are now in school, since the last varsity team we had was two years ago. But there seems to be a wealth of new material to draw from, and many of the candidates have made good records with other schools. Just what the lineup will be is unknown. Prospective pitchers are Marion May- hew, a 1922 letter man; York, and Delmar Jarvis. Working for the job behind the baf are Fawbush, Hembree and Mays. For the infield Coach Funk has a choice of Happy Mavhew, letter man two years ago; Fred Putnam, Kelley and A. B. Morgan, Ted Beddow, and several other strong candidates. Aguilera, Robinson, Baker, Ser- geant and others are trying for outfield positions. The first game will probably be played March 31 against Sue Bennett at London. Then will follow a series with Eastern Normal and Cumberland. The Bulldogs will also play Johnson Bible College, Lincoln Memorial, and other teams in Tennessee and Kentucky. A few warm, dry days should put the diamond in excellent shape. A new back- stop has been built and the front of the grandstand wired as a protection against foul balls. Fire Flame Flame is a dancing nymph Flitting o ' er a glowing carpet In a wisp of violet gown. Madly abandoning herself In a rythm capricious, Leaping, twisting, bowing In dainty, hurried grace. A madcap little dancer with Arms of flaming white. A slender, drooping little nymph, Who flares — then leaps from sight. Page sixty N which we attempt to show the reader those factors, outside of the classroom, which make an institution what it is, her writers, her orators, her organized professional men, her student executives, her musicians and her social life. iilii ' : ■. ' ■:■! C f mi $ IJS1I! Jill! |Bft ? . ' 7ZM . ' .» uv CHAPTER THREE STESPEAN, 1926 Pauline Lay Most Attractive Girl Emerson Cobb Most Popular Man Frank Davidsox Best Sport Page sixty-three STESPEAN, 1926 The Pep Club A Pep Club was a new idea in U. C, and it took like wildfire when suggested by Coach Funk. A large group appeared at the first meeting and officers were elected as follows: J. C. Hall, President; Kathryn Lay, Secretary and Treasurer; Frank Davidson, Cheer Leader; Mil- burn Taylor, Assistant Cheer Leader; Coach Funk, Faculty Sponsor. Coach told us some things we needed to know in order intelli gently to enjoy a football game. He explained forward passes, touchbacks, and other technical terms which had been so much Greek to the most of us. Then he told us that nothing helps the morale of a team so much as good backing, and that good backing, we were informed, it was the purpose and aim of the Pep Club to give. When the first football game of the season was played, the Pep Club was instructed to take the grandstand, and we certainly took it. The noon before the game the Pep Club formed a long, sinuous, snaky line and wound in and out of the uptown stores. Traffic had to stop when the Peps took the street. Then came basketball, that game most dear to the hearts of Cnion students. The Pep Club had grown so large that we were given one whole side of the gym. The piano was moved over to our midst. Various members of the club took turns at pounding the ivories (for pounding was what it required) whilst the tuneful voices of the club rose victoriously above the yells and shrieks of the opposing rooters; and our team won the game. Coach Funk tells us that we help the team and that this year has seen the best school spirit ever displayed at Union. What more can be desired? So let ' s give three long cheers, peppy ones, for Coach Funk, the teams, and dear old U. C. ! Page sixly-jour STESPEAN, 1926 Tke " IT Club For the first time in its history the College now possesses a really active Varsity Club composed of all men in the school who have won their " U ' s " in any branch of athletics. The club was organized by Coach Funk this winter, and is one of the most progressive groups on the Campus. It has about twenty-five members on its roll. The officers are Emerson Cobb, Chairman ; Henry Payne, Secretary, and Stanley Black, Treasurer. Coach Funk is Honorary Chairman and Dean Vogel is Faculty Adviser. The club tends to promote clean athletics and a better apprecia- tion of the college athletic letter. Every member is asked to train and work hard in the athletic- season in which he is taking an active part. The Club also attempts to influence athletes who are graduating from nearby high schools to come to Union College. The Club is now arranging for a party in the gymnasium to which athletes from surrounding cities will be invited. A committee has been named to draw up by-laws and adopt a constitution by which the Club will be run. A committee also approves the letters to be awarded at the end of an athletic season. Page sixty-five STESPEAN, 1926 Tennis at Union Last year for the first time tennis took its place among the other intercollegiate sports at Union. A cluh was organized by Dr. Rippere for all those interested in the game and plans were soon made for a school tournament. The members of the club, led by their enthusiastic faculty- sponsor, went to work with a will at the task of improving the old courts and laying out three new ones. Additional equipment was secured, including good steel-framed backstops and a liner for the courts. The school tournament in May was an exciting event for both participants and spectators. Miss Carol Rippere was winner of the girls ' event. The fight for the survival of the fittest among the boys was won by Mr. Denver Miller. Two matches were arranged with Cumberland College of Williamsburg. The first was played on the Union courts, the visitors being victors by several points. By the time for the second match we had organized a much stronger combination than before. The girls ' team con- sisted of Misses Carol and Margaret Rippere, Margaret Wilson, Kathryn Lay, and Miriam Kelly. The boys ' team included Denver Miller, Harold Matheny, Milburn Taylor, and " Chick " Law- son. Despite the handicap of having to play on one small court with a limited time, Union carried off half the honors from the Williamsburg college. Perhaps the most exciting matches were the " mixed doubles " and the " third singles, " both of which Union won. We were repre- sented in the former event by Carol Rippere and Chick Lawson ; in the latter by Milburn Taylor. The college, the club, and the teams wish to thank Dr. Rippere heartily for the time and effort he gave to make intercollegiate tennis possible at Union. We prophesy better times and teams for 1926. Page sixty-six STESPEAN, 1926 Trie Latin Club The Latin Club was organized at the beginning of the school year with about thirty-five members. The purpose of this club is to get better acquainted with the Roman language and to create a social interest among the students. Latin touches the life of the modern world in many ways and the study of it adds greatly to our intelligence and efficiency. Our appreciation of art has been greatly strengthened by this organization. We have tried to have at least one social event each month. In October the President and Vice-President entertained the club in Speed Hall. Latin games were played, songs sung, refresh- ments served, and an enjoyable time was reported by all who attended. For the month of Novem- ber the Misses Congleton and Boggs entertained; Catherine Hawn and Evelyn Garrard were hostesses at a delightful rook party in January. Thus we have had a very pleasant and successful year. Three long cheers for the Latin Club and the good times it has given us. Officers Annette Robinson President Frank Davidson Vice-President Frances Congleton Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. Barnhill and Mr. Rippere Sponsors Page sixty-seven STESPEAN, 1926 The French Club Ici on parle Francais — or at least we attempt to do so. We of the Club had had our interest in French life stimulated by the reading of French classics and by the informal talks of le Pro- fesseur Rippere. We wished to know more of this brave and laughter-loving people, this " most civilized of nations, " to delve more deeply into the rich mine of beautiful literature of which we had a glimpse. We desired also to form a group in which we could with impunity essay to speak the Gallic tongue. Hence the Societe Francais, which was organized last fall with Pauline Lay, president; William Messer, vice-president; Margaret Rippere, secretary, and Professor Rippere, sponsor. Our only meeting thus far was at the home of the president. An enjoyable time was had by all, and especially by Bill Messer, it is said. We are planning to have a theatre party soon to view a French picture. With the coming of spring a picnic and other interesting events will be in order. Various members of the club are corresponding with students in France. It is always an interested group that gathers around a letter from across the Atlantic. Another point of much interest and frequent reference is the splendid map which Dr. Rippere has recently secured for the department. We are becoming well versed in the geography of France from Finistere to Nice. Although the club gives entire credit to the Ripperes (Pere et Fille), it is pleased to note the increased registration in French. A beginning class of twenty college students was started the second semester; they are making rapid progress in class and are enthusiastic recruits in the club. Page sixty-eight STESPEAN, 1926 Ye Maidens of the Unshorn Locks No, we are not freaks and we are not members of a ' circus crew, even if we are a bit old-fashioned in respect to coiffure. Yes, we are good sports and really our hair isn ' t so cumbersome as our up-to-date sisters make it appear. Just to prove to you that we are sports I will present a few examples : Misses Frances Congleton and Eula Mae Warren are center and forward respec- tively on the girls ' varsity basketball team this year. Others of our number display an aptitude at raising rackets of various kinds. Still others pass as mermaids of the U. C. swimming pool. However, we do have an eye for business and we are properly organized. Our officers are as follows: President, Eula Mae Warren; Vice-President, Corinne Ward ; Secretary-Treasurer, Laura Roberts; Faculty Sponsor, Miss Rebecca Sawyer. Page sixty-nine STESPEAN, 1926 Frank Davids The Life S avers " Take your showers before you come in! " " Jean, don ' t you dare to scoot in that pool! Dive in! " " Margaret, watch those beginners. " Now we are in the pool, some of us without the cold shower so dear to Cody ' s heart. A strangled scream for help. A girl goes under; she comes up as we approach, and makes a wild grab. A surface dive just beyond her reach, a firm grasp on her ankle, a quick turn, and the life saver comes to the surface at the drowning girl ' s back, goes into the cross chest carry and brings the victim to safety. After this drill we do stunts, then dive for the ring. Surface diving and the plain header from the side are used. Three boys dive for the ring. Two have unusual difficulty in finding it. " Get it! " shouts Cody, but it is not gotten. " Now, " says the third boy, " watch me! " He dives and brings it up. Painfully embarrassed, the two dive again and again, but never bring up the ring. " Never mind, " grins the successful boy, " this is your unlucky day. " He dives and comes up with the ring. " It ' s not your fault, fellows, that you couldn ' t find it. I had it in my suit all the time! " Then he runs before thev kill him. This doesn ' t begin to tell the fun Come in and see for yourself. have and the worthwhile things Miss Sevier teaches us. Page seventy STESPEAN, 1926 ' ORAXGF AND BLACK STAFF STESPEAN STAFF STESPIAX STAFF Page seventy-or.e STESPEAN, 1926 All Outside Rooms, with Hot and Cold Water, Steam Heat BLACKSTONE HOTEL W. G. Philips, Manager BARBOURVILLE, KY. Come Once and You Will Come Again HOME COOKING The Bank of Service FIRST STATE BANK Barbourville, Ky. We Appreciate All Accounts However Small, and Pay 4% on Time Deposits COLE HUGHES G? CO., Inc. HARDWARE, GROCERIES, FRESH MEATS FEED AND FLOUR SPECIAL AGENTS FOR Chase and Sanbourn s Coffee and Hannah s Green Seal Paint STESPEAN, 1926 SOL CARNES We Carry a General Line of MERCHANDISE We Specialize in Dry Goods LIFE FIRE Hugk M. Oldfield Agent Barbourville, Ky. Ph( nes 146, 236 CASUALTY BONDS SANITARY GROCERY COMPANY MEATS and GROCERIES STUDENTS LIKE OUR CANDIES AND CAKES STESPEAN, 1926 Knox County ' s Only Newspaper The Mountain Advocate QUALITY— SERVICE Our Motto High Class Job Printing Calling Cards and Individual Stationery a Specialty BARBOURVILLE, KY. KNOX GROCERY CO. BARBOURVILLE, K.Y. EXCLUSIVE WHOLESALE QUINN ' S GROCERY PHONE 167 FRESH MEATS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Picnic Supplies STESPEAN, 1926 THE REXALL STORE STANDS FOR The Best in Drug Store Goods and The Best in Drug Store Service The Hernaon Drug Company INCORPORATED IDEAL GARMENT CO. The Store in Which Something New Can Be Found Ladies ' and Children ' s Coats, Dresses, Shoes, and Hose Men ' s and Boys ' Suits, Shoes, Hats and Caps DIXIE WHOLESALE GROCERY CO. Barbourville, Kentucky EXCLUSIVE WHOLESALE —OUR SPECIALTIES— White Plume Flour Canned Vegetables Maxwell House Coffee and White House Coffee STESPEAN, 1926 ELLIS CHANDLEE Photographer Portraits, Commercial and Kodak Finishing Across from Ideal Garment Co. Pictures in This Anual Photographed and Finished By Him THE PEOPLE ' S STORE Shoes Clothing Furnishings For College Men and Women WITH THE COMPLIMENTS AND BEST WISHES OF T. W. MINTON ft? CO. BARBOURVILLE, KY. Manufacturers of Hickory and Owners of the Famous HICKORY MOUNTAIN STABLES The Home of the FEUDIST, MOUNTAIN LAUREL, SARA KATHLEEN, and many other Champions of the Show Ring. STESPEAN, 1926 GREETINGS TO THE SCHOOL FROM Miss Laura Hayes Millinery and Ladies ' Ready-to-Wear The Brick Store GENERAL MERCHANDISE Reiser s Barber Shop Hair Cuts and Shaves Doctor Parker DENTIST MODEL BAKERY Best Things to Eat Dr. Faulkner DENTIST Miss Beadie Main Hemstitching and Millinery Universal Garage Ford Supplies Lays Variety Store Victrola Records and Novelties B. F. BLACK Watch Repair and Jewelry Service Shoe Shop SHOE REPAIRING T. F. Faulkner Sons Building Materials and Furniture The Arcade Store General Merchandise NEW YORK STORE CLOTHIERS Miller and Hopper UNDERTAKERS Rapp Lumber Co. incorporated B. P. JONES MEDICAL DOCTOR Albright Drug Co. College Pharmacy STESPEAN, 1926 - ,iy = laaaoasaali (-H complefe orqaniz ' afiori of college ' annual experts essurmq y u )u ' alityhnqr ' a qnqs,Prompf Delivery, Helpful Looperafion and Personal Interest ' in eecn end every " ' annual produced. CAPITOL ENGRAVING CO. NASHVILLE TENNESSEE z : THIS BOOK PRINTED BY BENSON LARGEST COLLEGE ANNUAL PUBLISHERS IN THE WORLD WQHEST QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SUPERIOR EXTENSIVE SERVICE COLLEGE ANNUAL HEADQUARTERS STESPEAN, 1926 Autographs STESPEAN, 1926 Autographs i% STESPEAN, 1926 Page eighty-toot Weeks-Townsend Memorial Library Union College Barbourville, KY 40906 : 4

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