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Y THE RACQUET 'Ex Libris , '-I I F1 II P O 0 C I"1 -I N MAIN BUILDING IEI Elii,gj41 , 'Li, ,, H4 THE RACQUET , , 1 3 1 1 1 1 C11-11916 of Contents 11 1 1 Activities . . . . .. , Debate .... 1 W Clrutory .... . 1' ,Xuuual Stall' ... 1 Athletics .... ' 1 .Nlumui . . , :Xcls .... . 1 ' Ilerlicutifm ............... 1 lfzutulty ..,,...,......... . 1 l:01'CX'V01Afl aucl :x1HlH1'C'C1Z1.11U11 . ,. 1 1 Humor .............. . .... ' l.itcrz11'V . .. Musu' ... ..... . 1 CJrgz111izatir111s . .. . ,N lluskiu Cllula .... l' Clmlleggv Cluln .... 1 1 l"m'um ....... 51 Clilmlmrms Cllulm ... I l. lllulm ,.,,... 1 lllulumzxtltezm ... ..,. .,...,. 1 l'11y. lfcl. Clulm ..,................. . ' l'rim:1ry zuul c11'Zl.lllll1Il1' 12111110 Clulm . .. W l Racqtlet NYG-ekly ............... . 1 Rural Oluservatiou Clulx . . 1 Szmpplumiau .......... Stucleut Council . .. XY. A. A. ...... .... l Minor fD1'QZ1.1l1ZZl11U1lS ............... 1 lligglt School 'llezlclters' 'frzuuiug C'lulu , . Presiclent ............ .....,...... 1 Regent ........ . . . Class of 1923 .... Play, "C1:1rem'e" .. El M ,MA l923 110 125 123 fl S7 1-11 161 4 11 10 145 103 127 57 65 71 61 67 S5 59 78 75 82 69 63 S1 79 RO 73 7 6 21 56 carers fc THE RACQUET riei aaaa rfcc if r rrirrffi jjedication Cll Because we have found her so constant in purpose and untirinq in effort, and Because she does not allow her desk to act as a barrier between herself and students, and l Because she is so scholarlq in attitude and appearance, l lDe respectfullq dedicate to l Miss Mqrtle E. Trowbridge i 5 l our teacher, friend and inspirer, f this 1923 Racquet l l l l Y' THE RACQUET -W 4 MYRTLE TROWBRIDGE ' THE RACQUET 4-H - A. W. ZERATSKY Appointed 1923 Term Expires 1928 WH X W X x E E' THE RACQUET FASSETT A. COTTON E E -f THE RACQUET --A ANNUAL STAFF ALFRED SCHUMANN Editor-in-Chief R EN ATA GAMM Literary ELDON MU-LIJIER Athletics GEORGE GERLING Activities ESTH ER FRI EDMAN Art FRED HEITMAN Humor and Snapshots GRACE CARRIER Organizations WALTER SCHUMANN Circulation Manager ARTHUR L. IIEN DERSON BEN A. SYLLA Business Manager PEARL FOSSUM Seniors LOY M. SANFORD Ass't Cir. Mgr. BELLE SCAFE Editor Humor Dept, Forensics CLEO SMITH IMA WALZ Cartoonist Alumni FRED IJICKEMAX LAURA THIBODEAU Humor and Humor and Snapshots Snapshots - W V , , Milli' CAROL WEIGLE Cf WVILLIAM VOSS Ass't Bus Mgr. Associate Editor l923 TH E RACQU ET 1 E E. Cjoreword and Jlppreciation Anotller cycle of our scl1ool life has laeen completed. To all of us. tl1ls represents ertller a final cessation of school life or merely a lnrlef relaxation before anotller expedition into tlfle realms of educatlon is unclertalien. It is tl1e tasli of the Annual Staff to publish a lyooli Wl'llClfl in later years vlvrfy any recollections of your clays at La Crosse Normal which may come to you. The Racquet Annual of 1923 is tlle product of almost fault- less cooperation lnetvveen tl1e stuclents, most of tl1e faculty. ancl the staff. The eclltor llerelny wlslxes to extend appreciation and tlelanlis to the aluove mentibnecl groups. and especially to Pres. Cotton for earnest and personal attention given tlflls project: to Messrs. Coate and Falrclulcl for sound literary and managerial aclvlce respectively: to tl1e Business manager wl1ose capable execution of lrnanclal matters lnacle work with lmlm a pleasure: and to all other memlzers of tlne staff wl1ose faithfulness and sincerity of purpose are relllectecl only by tl1e good Wl'liCl1 tlus lzoolc may rencler. May tl1e pleasure that comes from tlqe satisfaction of knowing one has clone lus lnest for tlre scl1oollJe handed clown to future eclltors. E o :IQ H41 ,fm ff' . " I S ' sv ,. A W-1 17: 1 X f E i wU p R , W r ' v x ll . XXX '. I, .1 V v nf fAcqgvI1 THE RACQUET JAMES A. F.-XIRCHILD Head of Department of Physics Illinois State Normal University A. B. University of Illinois University of Chicago DAYID O. CO.-XTE Head of Department of English Inrliana State Normal School .-X. B. University of Indiana Graduate Student, University of Chicago Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania ET12 THE RACQUET l l l l 1 Q i i i l 1 I l l r I i l I l i RENA M. ANGIELL .Head of Art Dc uartmcnt l B. Pd. State Normal School. Ypsilanti, Michigan Student, Columbia University .i 'i I E - CLAYTON A. KYHITN EY Head of Department of Geography Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, Mich. State Normal School, Mount Pleas- ant, Michigan B. S. University of Michigan M. S. University of Michigan M- THE RACQUET DR. A. H, BERNHARD Head of Department of Chemistry German-American Teachers' Seminary A B ohn H0 Jkins Univusity A n - J 1 , , Graduate Student, Clark University Ph. D. University of Chicago I iw 74, FLORENCE S. VVING Chief Librarian University of XYisconsii1 B. L. S. University of Illinois THE RACQUET XVILLIAM LALQX I-lead of Departenint of Ro- mance Languages I .-X. B.. A. M. University of Kliehigan . 1 ' f l MERTON J, LYON S Head of Department of Man- ual Training Oshkosh Normal School Armour Institute Lewis Institute Stout Institute Chicago Art Institute Student, Lawrence College, University of VVisconsin DOR.-X Ii. CARVER Assit Supervisor of Practice Indiana Normal School Student, University of Chi- cago and Teachers' College ALICE GORDON First and Second Grades of Model School B. S. Columbia University HESSIE B. HUTCHISON Department of English A.Ii,No1-thwestern l,'nix'ersity A. M. University of Chicago l SARAH L. GARRETT- BANGSBERG, M. D. Dean of Wiomen XYomen's Medical College Pennsylvania ot NYll.l.l.-Xlll SANDERS Education State Normal, lndiana A. li, .-X. M. Indiana Univ. THE RACQUET ETHEL BRlCE Department of English State Normal School, Ypsilanti, Michigan A. B. University of Michigan Graduate Student, Columbia L'niversity FLORENCE FOXVVELL Kindergarten, Model School Milwaukee Normal School University of Chicago OREN E. FRJXZEE Head of Departmcnt of Biology A. B., A. M. Indiana Univ. Lakeside Biological Station. - XYiuona Lake, indiana EYERETT L. XVALTERS . . , Director of High School 1051-:PH .-X, LLEDER Teachers' Training Course Hvafl Wi DCl1artment of Illinois State Normal Univ. MUSIC Ph. B. University of VVis. State Normal School. M. A. University of Chicago Ypsilanti, Michigan l-3. S. and Supervisors' Diplo- ma, Columbia L'niversity 3 VVALTER I. VVITTICH Director of Department of Physical Education A. B. University of NVis. vie THE RACQUET A X y ia ROBERT NOHR, JR. Physical Education Dept. G. G. Normal College Student, American College of G'?dUaS2:7f Phlysical Educa' Physical Education,Chicago ion, rvarc , NMA- in r. I -. 1- 'dl State Normal School, H- C- REIJTER G L ' udldnapo ls' In Milwaukee Department of Physical Grad, Phys. Ed.. University Education of XYisconsin N. .-X, G, U,, Indianapolis, lnd. MISS E. L. VVILDER State Normal School, Ran- dolph, Vt. Posse Normal School of Gymnastics B. S. University of Pittsburgh University of VVisconsin ANNA XYENTZ Department of Anatomy A. B. University of Minn. M. S. University of Minn. LEONORA THOMPSON Sargent School of Physical Education Cambridge Normal School of Dancing Harvard Summer School of Physical Education Mllc. Theodore, Alexis Kos- loff, Pavley and Oukrainsky .. jj . THE RACQUET MARSHALL A. GOFF Departments of Chemistry and Mathematics B. S., M. S University of Michigan f MARY BEALL SHERIDAN Fifth and Sixth Grades, Model School Indiana State Normal School A. B. University of Illinois i University of Chicago I, H, KIRCHER Supervisor of Rural Practice A. B., State Normal School, Ypsilanti, Michigan KATHARINE WESSON Assistant Librarian A. B. University of Illinois FAY GRIFFITH Third and Fourth Grades, ' Model School Indiana State Normal School Cfgfjiii State Teachmi MYRTLE TROVVBRIDGE Xvinona College Department of History . Student, Columbia University 111111015 SPHYC Nofmal UNIV. A. B. University of Illinois A. M. University of VVis. THE RACQUET LOUISE MILLER G MYRTLE SHANKS Model School, Music and Art American Conservatory of Music. Chicago. Ill. Drake University Summer School, Northwest- ern, Moclism, Ithaca Cummings School of Art, Iles Moines, Iowa KATHLEEN A. VVARR EN Home Economics Lewis Institute Registrar RACE DURRIN Department of Latin University of Nebraska University of Michigan B. A. Hope College. Holland, Michigan DOROTHX BLATTER City School Critic State Normal School, La Crosse V. KNOTHE Clerk f f i - N , XX JAX X. K K 3 j K s. . if-4, W l ! l J l i l i i VJ. V' El r i ALBERT H. SANFORD IVY B. NATION MR. PRUITT THERACGUET Immediately after the commencement of the second semester of school, Mr. Sanford, of our history depart- ment, accompanied by Mrs. Sanford, took an extended trip to the west. The major portion of the time, however, was spent in California where, we are informed, a very profitable and enjoyable vacation was spent. The vacation did much for Mr. Sanford, who had just passed through a strenu- ous program of work, for, instead of enjoying his regular summer vacation last year. he taught at the University of XVisconsin. The fact that he was re- quested to teach at the university again this summer necessitated a mid-year vacation more than ever. Also at the middle of the school year, Miss Nation, instructor in Latin and English, decided to take a vacation, but one of a greater length than that of Mr. Sanford. She, with her sister, left for an extended trip to Europe. Although she had not yet returned at the time of this publication, she has frequently dropped a card or a letter to friends at home to inform them of her whereabouts. Among other places. Rome, Italy, and Cairo, Egypt. were visited. The students and faculty anxiously await her return to hear more about her trip. During the absence of Mr. Sanford, Mr. Pruitt occu- pied the chair of social sciences. Although Mr. Pruitt was a member of our faculty for only two months, he gained for himself a great number of friends. Upon request, he obliged us with the photograph of himself by which his students and fellow teachers may remember him, Wie hope, however, that we shall see more of Mr. Pruitt personally in the future. l923 THE RACQUET FAREWELL TO MR. LONG AND BOBBIE Shortly after the Christmas holidays, an announcement was published in the local papers that Mr. E. D. Long, vice-president of our school. had resigned his position. Mr, Long had been elected to the presidency of Tri-State College of Angola, Indiana, and the acceptance of that position prompted his resignation here. Few teachers enjoy the conhdence and good will of the students as did Mr. Long. lt is needless to say that his loss to the school is a grievous one, and that he will be sorely missed by both students and faculty. The election of Mr. Long to the presidency of the Indiana college illus- trates excellently the good that comes from one's leaving a place of employ- ment in good standing, for Mr. Long, previous to teaching at La Crosse, was a teacher at the college which has now so singularly honored him by offering him this great position. Besides missing Mr. Long, students will miss his son, Bobby, whose influence upon his fathers' work was immeasurable. Bobby was the most frequently used device his father had in the teaching of psychology. Uncon- sciously he served as the medium through which we learn of the working of a child's mind. Almost daily Mr. Long would relate an incident in the life of his son which would illustrate a topic under discussion. Bobby was a spiritual member of the pyschology class. Suffice it to say that we are sorry to see him go. VVe take this means of expressing our gratitude to Mr. Long for the pleasant hours spent under his guidance, and wish him the best of success on his new venture. E 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 Yo HsEmoRSU O I. THE RACQUET 215 l l l 1 Gfhc G ass of 1923 l Motto-Only a Commencement. l Colors- Rose and Silver. W CLASS DAY, MAY 6, 2:30 V Music Y School Hymn . . ,...,. Students l Class Poem . . . . . .George Gerling Lally Speech . , . . .Elizabeth Robinson W Junior Acceptance . . . .... William Voss , Gifts fClass Will? . . . ....... Francis O'Brien , Faculty Take-off ........ Selected Group of Seniors Presentation of Memorial . . . . ...... Ben Sylla Acceptance of Memorial . . . . President Cotton Class Song ..,.... ...... S eniors Class Yell . . . . .Seniors w Music X Planting of Ivy . . . ............. Tom Reay Francis O'Brien'Chairman i E El THE RACQUET hr, HOWARD ARMSTRONG .......... Tomah "As smooth as the business side of a banana peel." ULU Physical Educ-ation Course Physical Educaiion Club Track 1, Z Scribbler Necedah "Neat but not iinical, sage but not cynical, Never tyrannical, ever true." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club LILFA AH ARS .............. ESTHER BAIRD . .,.........., North Bend "As faithful a lass as you may know, Who is not much for pomp and show!! Grammar Grade Course Prlmary and Grammar Grade Club GOODVVIN BANGSBERG ...,... "If I can't sleep at home, I'1l College Course College Club - La Crosse sleep in class." IDAMAE BENTLEY .... "Laugh and the world laughs Weep and you Weep alone." Primary Course Primary and Grammar La Crosse with you, Grade Club Forum Girls' Glee Club viru- ' ' ' " ........ LaCrosse "Here's to one who'1l not pretend, But is, and stays, a faithful friend." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Sapphonian Spanish Club FILRIN Bl1RCl'.R .,....... ,. Sapphon a IM. ERVA R. BISHOP . .... ..... ' f. Salem "Is there a man in the as Well, then I'm inte ested Physical E ucgflion ou sc, Physical Et ati 1 Clu - X .. 23m Q ' W. A. A. W x Q 5 lx TH, ' B A RO . Ai ora, Minn. I LR W geikgllmrf aet txriolhiivenf' Phys al ucation Course P y cal ication Club T nis of X ,, XVILMA BOYER .......... Faribault, Minn. ' "Hang sorrow, care'll kill a cat." X Physical Education Course i ' ' Physical Education Club , A , Forum ,, ' xx VV A. A. f ' . Q., 1 1 1 , ' .IP ' I' I N , KJ . Y v 'l . -fl f-" Q -C ,, I ' of n ' A' ' 5, B CONSTANCE BLEGAN ....,...... Hudson ' A J ' x "Life's too shorty me for a good time." ' i' Physical Education Course ' V 'G V Physical Education Club A C' , 1' , Forum ' Y XV. As Orchestra j 5' . X- . . fs gr J r A 1 A ' K nj ' C .. I, l f N i ' ' Kr ,P P HAROLD BRANDENBURG ..... La Crosse fr -' "Built like a darning needle, but what's in a shape?" . X p, College Course A College Club 4 .5 Y. M. C. A. X Glcc Club . Bandg Secretary 2 V ' 'I ' J in -X lf 4 . P AMYE BRANDER ........... Spring Green I , "For she's just that pleasant kind, . Whose nature never varies." .1 ' Grammar Grade Course I 4 fr Primary and Grammar Grade Club ' ff' J Forum J W. A. A. K Girls' Glee Club - ui ' f 'Q A x' J if ' fi ,' Um - 'H A , . 2 J I N J H :J TH E RACQU ET FLORA BROOKS ........... Onalaska "Quiet, faithful, and unassuming." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club VV. A. A. Sapphonian ROSE CAFFERTY .................. Elroy "The spirit which keeps thee is a noble one." Grammar Grade Course Primary aml Grammar Grade Club Gibbons Sapphouian NATHAN CALDER .............. Menasha "I've led a wild lifeg spent all I've made." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club RICHARD CANNUTESON ....,... Arcadia "Oh fellows, but it's great to be in love." College Course College Club Scribblcr DORIS E. CARTER ........ Chippewa Falls "Corridors were made to walk in, Not for little girls to talk in." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum Buskin RUTH L. CASTNER ........ St. Paul, Minn. "Men may come and men may ge, But I go on forever." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Sapphonian Gibbons: President 2 VV. A. A.g Executive Council TH E RACQU ET LAURETTE L. CHERRIER Bloomington "Be thine own self always, and thou wilt always be loved." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Gibbons HAROLD CHINN ...,........... Ely, Minn. "A firm believer in the conservation of energy." ULU Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Baseball Boys' Glce Club GRACE M. CLARK .............. La Crosse "A rose-bud in the garden of girls." College Course College Clubg Vice-pres, 1: Secretary Z Senior Class Secretary Spanish Club Racquet VVeekly 2 Student Council: Vice-pres. 11 Secretary 2 CORNEIL CLANCY .....,.. Soldiers Cvrove "Life's too short to waste in study." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club RAYMOND COCHENET ........ Mishicot "I have the nerve to fuss, but not the inclination." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club ERIX EST COLE ........,.... Mauston "I'1l be over tonight, Surry." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club TH E RACQU ET BERNARDINE COMEAU ...... La Crosse "She absorbs knowledge as a sponge does water." High School Teachers, Training Course High School Teachers' Training 'Club Sapphonian MAURA CONLISK .....,.. Kewaunee. Ill, "Love and good will from her are radiated." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum Buskin Gibbons VV. A. A. VV. J. CONNORS . ....... Gilbert, Minn. "A personilication oi energy plus." HL., Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Basketball 1, 2 HAROLD CRIPE .......... Dunkirk, N. Y, "Show me the big cities." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club GLEN H. CUMMINS ...... Dousman, VVis. "Men of few words are the best." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club MILNOR DAFFINRUD ...... Coon Valley "Generally speaking, he was-generally speaking." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Athenian 1 THE RACQUET 27 LLOYD DEAN ....... ,. Minneapolis, Minn. "A woman came after the very tlrst man, And that is the way trouble began." ..L,, Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Baseball, Capt. 2 Football Gym Team ALTA DEWEY ............. Nlatller. NVis. "Her ways are those of pleasantnessl' Physical Education Course Physical Education Club HORTENSE DOLAN ..,. Rising Sun, VVis. "A wee, Winsome thing." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphoniang Vice-Pres. Z Gibbonsg Secretary 2 CLARA DRENCKHAHN..Mir1neiska. Minn. "Be gone, dull care, you and I cannot agree." Grammar Grade Courseg Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphonian STELLA DUNN ......... Caledonia, Minn. "One with more of soul in her face than words in her mouth." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Gibbons Forum RUTH EGGERS ........ . Chippewa Falls "I won't be home until ln" Physical Education 'Course Physical Education Club Forumg Secretary 2 Buskin 1923 t .ll THE RACQUET IRVIA ELLENZ ..... La Crosse To exchange winks with her is a pleasure Primary Grade Course -Brimary and Grammar Grade Club Forum Gibbons VV. A. A. VX ALTER ENGELKE To be as funny as I can, ULU College Course College Club Spanish Club Philomathean Boys' Glee Club FRYDA ERRICKSON Who has tittingly represented her village at school Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphonian FRED EVANS ...... Sparta All wild to organize an orchestra for Sing Sing College Course College 'Club Philomathean Senior Class Play Manager JOHN FILLONOVVICZ Aurora Minn Every inch a gentleman. nLn Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Football Gym Team RUTH FORD ..... .. Trempealeau Life is real, life is earnest Primary 'Course Primary and Grammar Grade Course E' - E1 'w S n fi fi S l il xxx Q Physical Education Course ty TH E RACQU ET PEARL FOSSUM ...,....... Beloit "Tried and not found wanting." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Sapphoniang Secretary-Treasurer l President of Women's League l Treasurer Oratorical Association l Y.W. C. A.g Cabinet l Racquet Annual Staff Z VV. A. A. ESTHER FRIEDMAN .... Chippewa Falls "A mixture of inspiration and perspiration." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forumg President 1 Oratorical Associatioug Vice-Pres. l Buskin Racquet VVcekly Z Racquet .Annual 2 Inter-Normal Debate l VV. A. A. HORTENSE FRIZZEL ......... De Soto "Who creates an atmosphere of politeness by mere presence." Y Primary Course QM Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphonian GLOREIN FRUETEL ,.... . VVinona, Minn .UA girl to be depended upon." Physical Education Club Forum -wg Student Council 2 X XVILLIAMV GAGE ............ Rome, N. Y. "A type that appears in woman's dreams." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club LILLIAN GAHNZ ............... Cochrane "Her students certainly will love her." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Course Sapphonian Y VV. C A. 5 v E130 'rl-IE RACQUET RENATA GAMM ,..... ......... L a Crosse "One who Ends pleasure in work." 'College Course College 'Club Sapphonian ' Racquet Annual Staff ALFRED GAUTSCH ........,.. La Crosse "Business, business, nothing but business." State Graded Course Rural Observation Clubg Vice-Pres. l Racquet Weekly Staff 1, 2 I , l Y 'gy i yi GEORGE GERLING ............ La Crosse H "Persistence can accomplish anything." 'College Course -J College Club in Buskin Clubg 'President 2 Racquet Weekly Staff l, 2 Racquet Annual Staff 1, 2 . f lr K i ' i -JW' LILLIAN GIBSON .....,...... New Lisbon v , ,f I, "Do your best and leave the rest: What's the use of worry." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Sapphoniang Secretary-Treasurer 2 Y. W. C. A. VN, A. A. Tennis Champion, 1922 HAROLD GIEBBLER ..... Prescott, Minn. "A man more sinned against than six-ming." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Baseball N N 1 VYILLA GILKER ....,..... Chippewa Falls i "Why don't the men propose, mamma?" ' Physical Education Course Physical Education Cluh kg 1923 TH E RACQU ET CATHARINE GILLESPIE La Crescent, Minn. "To he with her shows taste in the selection of company." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club XV, A. A. CARL H, GOLDTHORPE .. Biwabik, Minn. "Look before you sleep." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club FRANCES GRANT ........ Pewaukce Lake "Oh girls, have you heard the latest?" Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Gibbons Club Booster Club Forum. GOLDIE GREAR ........,......,, La Farge "One whose reach exceeds her grasp." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum XV. A. A. VERNA M. GREENEY .......... La Crosse "She thinks, speaks and acts just as she pleases." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Booster Club Glee Club Racquet VVeekly Staff 1, 2 Racquet Annual Staff 1,2 VV. A, A. TILLIE GROSSEL ...,...... Fountain City "Quiet and reserved, yet highly capable." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphonian Gibbons D Yil fp x E332 THE RACQUET BLANCHE HAMMAN ......,....... Sparta "Who said men should rule?" Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphoniau PAUL A, HAMMER ......,. , Lafayette, Ind. "My money's on Purdue." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Gym Team Scribbler ROLF HAMMER ................ Galesville "Handsome enough to make any woman's heart beat." X College Course College Club Spanish Club Glee Club DOROTHIE HANSON .... .... . . La Crosse "A winning way and a pleasant smile." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Forum SYLYIA HANSON ................. Taylor "Duty first, then pleasure, is her motto." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club ELSIE HARTMAN .... La Crescent "Sober but not serious, Quiet but not idle." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club l923 TH E RACQU ET MARIE HAUSER ..,............ La Crosse 1 "Above our life, we love a steadfast friend." 1 Primary Course t l Primary and Grammar Grade Club Buskiil Club DORTHY HECHT .............. La Crosse "Cute little, nide little, bright little gill." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club f iek soak. ' ' in c ter a per on." X il sy P sica cati C0 se - Physical E cat Clu i y Team all 2 B 1, Z gk . ., . gi lt 3 Q XQQ, s X FLORENCE H FF ...... ......,.. Ontario "A sense of duty pursues her always." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphonian THERESA HOLTEN .... .. . Stoughton "Wisdom, wit, and grace, But more than these, pep." ESTHER HOUSTON ......... Rockton, Ill. "Silence and common sense make a woman." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum W. A. A. Girls' Glee Club Y, W. C. A. . Ei .. THE RAICGUET ROBERT HURD .............. New Lisbon "Aims to be of service to fellow-man." ULU Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Football Band Gym Team Oratorical Ass'n. Student Rep., 1922 Student Council MARION HURLEY ..,. Minneapolis, Minn. "Personality, decision, and temper." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Orchestra XY. A. A. ELMER HIISETH ................ Madison "What's the use of bucking, If there are other things to do?" ..L,, Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Basketball 1, 2 Baseball 1, 2 ORRIE IMMEL ..... ,...... ........,. B l air "Quietness is a sign of virtue." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Girls' Glee Club HELEN M. JACKSON ............. VVestby "Girls must not be in the assembly after school." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Forum CARMAILA IAFEK .............. Hillsboro "A tempting but unapproachable little Carmel." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club THE RACQUET MARGARET JERECZEK Winona, Minn. "For she's such a bright little, light little, slim little craft." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club I Forum Gibbons XV, A. A. EFFIE M. JEVVELL .,,,........,. Miniloro "The early bird catches the worm-she will." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphonian IRMA JEVVELL ................... Miiidoro "A little atom in size, but monstrous in intelligence." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Sapphonian XV. A. A. ALICE JOHNSON ............ Coon Valley "An asset and credit to one's list ot friends." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club LENORE JOHNSON ,........... La Crosse "An earthly representative of Terpsichorel' Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum Buskin Booster PEARL JOHNSON ............ VVest Salem "Sincerity could not be better reflected." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphonian Glec Club THE RACQUET REUBEN JOHNSON .. , ,......, Grantsberg "Ye modern fkynight crusader." HL., Physical Education Course 1 Physical Education Club Baseball 1, 2: Capt. 2 T.-XLITH.-X T, JOHNSON ,......... Mauston "Dignity and poise, together with convention." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Sapphonian XY. A. A, LOUISE C. JOHNSTON .... Dubuque, Iowa "Ah, give me quietness, Rather than a dangerous honor." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club CLAUDE M. JUSTINGER ....... La Crosse "A worthy son of Tail." State Graded Course Rural Observation Clubg Treasurer Band 2 SARAH JCVE .......,..... . .. Barron "She fears not work." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Llub ELDON R. KEIL .................... Alma "If speech were golden, he'd be a millionaire." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Z THE RACQUET CARL KLANRUD ............... Galesville ' "The deeds I contemplate are great, But as yet, I know not what." MLN Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Basketball Baseball JOEL KNUTSON ...........,.., La Crosse "His complexion will always get him a job." College Course College Club Glee Club JOE KOXVALEXVSKI .......... New Lisbon "Learning is labor, call it what you will." College Course College Club Band Glee Club EDVVARD KROMROY ......... . . . Viroqua "Good thinkers are an asset to any community." College Course ' , ' , College Club ' i " M Spanish Club . s ' , ' . ,, - V1..,tf1f-C ,W-t. J . , . l as -Ax. 1 H' ELMA LANGHOLFF .......,... Lake Mills "Of an affectionate turn of mind." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Sapphonian VY. A. A. LEONA LEE ..................... Onalaska "I care not for worry, work, nor trouble." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum XY. A. A. 373 v.X1 4,1 -xx K i ,ix LI! X if X I f it la L ,fi H C if 'Sf L L,-P 7 THE RACQUET MARION LETTENBERGER Milwaukee "It's not so much what you know, It's what teachers you get." Physical Education Coursc Phyiscal Education Club Forum VV. A. A.g Vice-president Booster ANNA LEVVIS ................., La Crosse "She likes to wind her tongue up and let it go." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Racquet VVeekly Staff Forum VV. A. A. ROY LIDDICOAT ........... Detroit, Mich. "Much wisdom goes with fewest words." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club FRANCIS LOIIGHREA .... Chippewa Falls "The sweetest hours a man ever passes, Are those he spends among the 1asses." nLu Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Student Council Football 1, 23 Manager 2 CLARA M. LUTHER ........ Madrid, Iowa "I do my duty, other things trouble me not." " Physical Education Course . Physical Education Club l.f WPA. A. J 'vw' lf J MERLE MADDEN . . . . . . Turtle Lake "A man among men." College Course College Club Glee Club Spanish Club El THE RACQUET SUE MAYER .............. Chippewa Falls "I'1l never punch a time-clock." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Gibbons Club VV. A. A. GENEVA MEESE ...... Minneapolis. Minn. "Gaze into her eyes a while and yuu'1l see an angel, Gaze a little longer and you'1l see an imp." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum CHARLES MEYER ......... Onalaska "On with the dance." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club OLIVE MIELKE ................. W'aupun "I have often regretted my speech, never my silence." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Orchestra Band Sapphoniau RAY C. MORAN ................ La Crosse "Work is but supplementary to existence. College Course College Club Band RAY MYRICK ............ Marquette, Mich. "Earnest in every endeavor, A hard worker and a good fellow." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club X., ' Y I Y Xp EX u X N. 2- , E40 ' ' , N X ff R X ir M, o 1' 639' ADOLF NATENSHON ,,........ La Crosse "Even thu' vanquished, he could argue sti1l." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Men's Debating Society 2 BESSIE NATENSHON ........, La Crosse "I know but one wayfdutyf' Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club: Pres. 2 Forum SARA NATENSHON .....,...... La Crosse "I chatter, chatter as I go." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum VV. A. A. ELMER NICHOLS ......... Biwabik, Minn. "A man never knows what he can do until he tries." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Band CARRIE NOTTESTAD ............ VVestby "Give me a thousand tongues and I will speak with all of them." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphonian XYELLINGTON NUSS ............ De Pere "When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to bluff-let us bluff." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club - -Q THE RACQUET FRANCIS O'BRIEN ............. Onalaska "A bustling, beardless, brainy boy." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Spanish Club Z Buskin Clubg Vice-president Racquet Annual Staff 23 Assistant Editor Y, M. C. A. FRANCES O'CONNELL Chippewa Falls "Plain without pomp and rich without show." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum W. A. A. MYRTLE ONCKEN ............ Waunakee "I am always content with that which happens." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club LILLIAN OPSAHL ...,.. ......... V 'iroqua "There's a whole day coming tomorrow that hasn't been touched yet." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club ELIZABETH OSTERHOUT .... La Cross: "Her words do show her wit incomparable," Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum Buskin JUDITH OVERBY 4 ........ ........ T aylor "Ever mindful of duty." V High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club X CEntered from Lawrence Collegeb l l923I J he THE RACQUET ALBON OVERGAARD ............ Cashton "Purpose, perseverance and politeness make him liked." College Course College Club 7 EVLYN OVERGAARD .,.......... Cashton fflnductively and deductively, he thinks and learns." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Philomatheanr, S H A cv, '1 VVLV' L1 ' l' I F' gg 'A 1, A .1 L gy , . I , a . FLORENZ PARSONS .......... River Falls "More afraid of mouse than man." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum Sapphoriian XV, A, A. GLEN PATCHIN , ............. Pardeeville "Women fall in his path, but he sees them not." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Band ALLETTE PAULSON ......... Coon Valley "She's more of a talker than is suspected," Grammar Grade Course Grammar Grade Club VV. A, A. Y. VV. C. A. Y THESINE PAULSON .,....... Coon Valley "With the dignity of a much older person." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Y. VV. C. A. l923 THE RACQUET BERNICE PETERSON ......... Blair "Not afraid to do more than her share." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Sapphoniang Secretary Z VV. A. A. HULDAH PETERSON ...... .... X Vestby "Blessed with sober sense and reason." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphonian MARGARET PETROVVITZ ....... Mauston "Speak more, for good qualities are hidden by silence." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Gibbons LORENE PAFF ..........,.... XVest Salem "Let the world go as it may, I'll take if either way." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Sapphonian W. A. A. HELEN PINKERTON .... Prairie flu Chien "I'm satisfied because I'm just like me." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Band VV. A. A. Sapphonian MAX POSCOVER .... .... S pringfield, Ill. "I am the king." .KLU Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Football Basketballg Capt. 2 Track Booster Club 1 E, 3 E TH E RACQU ET ELMINA POXVELL .,... Reedsburg "Oh, for a bite of candy." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Gracie Club REVA PURDY ...................... Pepin "The force of her own merit makes her way." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Sapphoniang President 2 Y. M. C. A. Cabinet NORMA RADLOFF ............ Milwaukee "Everything I see tickles me." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum XV. A. A. LEONARD RAKE ........,,.. Beaver Dam 'Take him all in all, he is a man." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Gym Team Baseball l GLADYS RALL .,...... ........ G alesville "To get an 'A' is but a minor accomplishment." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club THOMAS M. REAY .... .... L a Crosse "To see him is to smile, To hear him is to laugh." MLN College Course Q College Club l Senior Class President Y Manager Basketball l, 2 y Scrihblerg President i923 THE RACQUET MARION REID ..... . ..,...... La Crosse "In an atmosphere of sincerity and good will." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club LEAH REIF .....,........ VVhite Bear Lake "A cheerful friend, like the sunny day." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Sapphonian YY. A. A. XYILLIAM RESS .........,........ St, Paul "Now I tell you, up in the Twin Cities, etc." ..Lv Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Basketball 1 Football 1 Baseball 1 Buskin Scribblers MABEL ROBERTSON ..... New Lisbon "Sincexity and truth are the basis of every virtue." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphonian XY. A. A. ELIZABETH ROBINSON ...... "Faithful, willing, and dependable." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Secretary VVomen's League Buskin Forum: Treasurer VV. A. A. RILLA ROGERS ........,,... "I'll not budge an inch." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club XV. A. A. Forum Y. XV. C, A. Cabinet Deer River XVinneconne TH E RACQU ET ROY ROSENDALE ........ .... N Iidway "A very practical young man." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Boys' Glee Club MARTHA RUDIE ......... VVestby "A woman with a purpose." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club BARBARA RUMMEL Independence, Mo. "Laugh and be fat." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Sapphonian VV. A, A. HELEN RLSCHE .............. La Crosse 4'Care is an ever constant attendant." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Sapphonian Gibbons CLYDE RUSSEL .... .......... O gdensburg "Caruso paid me to keep still." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Booster Club 1 Boys' Glee Club: President 2 Male Quartet Band Y. M. C. A. FORREST RUSSEL ..........,. La Crosse "Long and slender, but highly energetic." College Course College Club Boys' Glee Club THE RACQUET 1 47 INGRID SANDNESS .............. Cashton "Wise to resolve, patient to perform." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphonian LEONARD L. SANFORD ......,. La Farge "He receives pleasure in Ending a difficulty and overcoming it." High School Teachers' Training Coursc High School Teachers' Training Club School Orator, 1920 Track NORA SATHER ............,. Coon Valley "Where quietness makes us withhold judgment." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Gradc Club MARIE SCHLEGEL ................ Athens "A tender hearted and voiced lady." High School Teachers, Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club CEntered from Lawrence Collegej Forum WV. A. A. BELLE SCAFE ..................... Sparta "Born with a silver spoon in her mouth." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphonian Student Councilg President 2 Racquet Annual Staff, 1923 MARY SCHLABACH .......... La Crescent "Every deed and word reveals a kind soul." State Graded Course Rural Observation Clubg President 2 Sapphonian THE RACQUET BELMONT SCHLOSSTEIN . 'tHe appreciates good women." College Course College Club Band EDITH SCHOONOVER ...... "Far from home, but able to take c Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Sapphonian VV. A. A. . VVILLIAM SCHXVARZ .....,. "To make teachers believe you kno is a desirable ability." State Graded Course Rural Observation Club Boys' Glee Club VICTOR SEVERSON ........ "A worker, honest and dependable Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Gym Team ANNA SHERIDAN ......... Soldiers Croxe "Always happy, ne'er a sigh." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Gibbons Sapphouian TULSA SHIPMAN ....... VVest Plains NIO "A maiden fair, a maiden jollyg Opposed to all that's melancholy! Physical Education Course Physical Education Club: Secretary Vice-president 1 E, lg E. l El THE RACQUET EVA C. SHORESMAN ....,..... VVashburn "Oh, I'm so tired, I'd like to dance." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum XV. A. A. HELEN SKEMP ...........,.... La Crosse "A wee little thing, but so pleasant and adorable! Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club MARGARET SMITH ., ............ Portage 1 "A notable district to representishe does it well." i Grammar Grade Course K Primary and Grammar Grade Club 1 Forum N Gibbons VV. A. A. l I VERONICA SMITH ..... .,.... . La Crosse i "Music hath charms-so has she," l Grammar Grade Course K Frggiary and Grammar Grade Club: Prcs. 11 ons . . h NX, f I fn " , I .X ' rf " 1 . if f' J' ,Q mo N 1 'X Lv rf .HARVEY QPENCER ...... 1 New Richmond J ' "I meddle ith no man's Business but my own." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Philomathean l Gym Team l l EDXYARD STANGEL ....... "Women make us men ambitious." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Tish Mills 53 El TH E RACQU ET FRANK O. STANGEL ........,. Tish Mills "In every look, word, and deed, He is no less than courteous and manly." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club JESSIE M. STEVENS .... .... L Iauston "Wait for me, Earniel' Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club RUTH B. STIFTER .... . .......... Onalaska "A worker, yet always ready to have a good time." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Gibbons Forum VV. A, A. NICHOLAS STONEMAN .... Francis Creek "A popular man soon becomes powerful." ULN Physical Education Course Physical Education Club: President 2 Basketball Baseball CECILIA SVVANGSTU .... ...,.. L a Crosse "The greatest charm woman has, is to be womanly." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club VV. A. A. Sapphonian IRENE SXVARTLING .......... Marshneld "Her heart is not here." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Sapphonian XV, A. A. THE RACQUET BEN A. SYLLA .............. Independence "Manly, courageous, honest and true, The world hath need of men like you." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Inter Normal Debate 1, 3 Band Student Couneilg President 3 Atheniang President Z Philomathean Business Manager Racquet Annual, 1923 TOM SCZERBACKI ........ Dunkirk, N Y. "What was that name again?" ULN Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Football VVILLIAM SCZERBACKI .. , Dunkirk, N. Y. 'tl-le can see a joke before and after all others." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club ETHEL TABBERT ,............ La Crosse "Listened perhaps-but never spoke." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphonian Y, VV. C. A. PAUL TENNY "A girl, a girl, my kingdom for a girl." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club LAURA THIBODEAU .... .. . Ashlanil "I-Iere's a girl with spiritg Let us drink to her health." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club ' Gibbons Forum W. A. A.g Vice-president Racquet Annual Stalif, 1923 TH E RACQU ET GLADYS THOMPSON ........... Baraboo "Frequently with my brain, I gently think a thought" Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club GRACE HIGH THWING ........ Janesville "The hour was iixedg the match was made." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Buskin JOHN TORRESONI .......... Elcor, Minn. "Where quality, not quantity, makes the man." l.L,, Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Band Football Track CHARLES C. TUCKER ......... La Crosse "A worker is a winner." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Gym Team Manager Baseball. 1922 EMA VIDAL .............. Madison, S. Dak. "I might live without music, poetry or walking, But who in the world can live without talking?" Physical Education Course Physical Education Club ANNE J. VOLLBRECHT .... Fountain City "Fair, fair, twice so fair." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Forum E1 I E1 THE RACQUET FLORENCE VOSS .......... Hokah, Minn. "I like nothing better than something to study on for hours and hours." 1 Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club ' Sapphonian IMA VVALZ ................ .... L a Crosse "This maid is wondrous wise." College Course College Club Spanish Club Forum VV. A. A.: Executive Committee Racquet VVeekly 1 ,Z Racquet Annual CHESTER XVANGERIN ........ Milwaukee "The little too good, they say, will never live long." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Gym Team Buskin Glee Club D. RUSSELL VVARTINBEE .... La Crosse "For every why he has a whyfore." High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Inter Normal Debate 1, 2, 3 School Orator 3 Athenian: President 2 Band lg President 1 Glee Club Quartet Racquet Annual, 1921: Associate Editor Racquet VVeekly. 19223 Editor BARBARA VVEBBER ........... La Crosse "Convention and formality nrst, then pleasure." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Gibbons Sapphonian VV. A. A. EDMUND XVEBER ............... Oshkosh "No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet miserable." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Orchestra Z Athenian 2 Q if E TH E RACQU ET 1 "When he's pleased, he shows ity When he's glad, we know it." Q LAL!! High School Teachers' Training Course High School Teachers' Training Club Athenian 2 Baseball 2 Racquet Vlfeekly 2 HOYVARD WESTERHOUSE ..... Onalaska "He has sworn to be a bachelor." Physical Education Course Physcial Education Club ROBERT D. VVHITE ............ La Crosse "To be a politician via the family route." College Course College Club Spanish Club Boys' Liles Club Philomathean EVELYN VVIDEN ........ ....... O nalaska "She has wonderful ideas, but is selfish with them." Grammar Grade Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Sapphouian VY. A. A. KATHRYN L. VVILHELM ...... Marshfield "Dignity commands respect." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Sapphonian VY. A. A. Y. VV. C. A. LORRAINE A. XVILLIAMS . . . Dubuque, Ia. "A womanly woman." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Forum VV. A. A. SYLVESTER M. WELSH New Albin, Ia. ERMA VVINSCHER .........,... Hillsboro "A pleasant, Winsome little thing." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Gradc Club BLANCHE WITZ ............, New Lisbon "Her purpose in life, ever in sight." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club BEN WOODWARD ..........., Parcleeville "An earnest young man, who does the best he can." Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Band l, 2 Orchestra BESSIE YOUNG ........... . Sparta "Where silence conceals much." Primary Course Primary and Grammar Grade Club Girls' Glee Club Sapphonian NORMAN ZIEBELL .............. Oshkosh "I-Ie laughs, but never grows fat." .lu Physical Education Course Physical Education Club Basketball 1 THE RACQUET 55? l l l l l SENIOR CLASS PLAY l "CLARENCE" Four Act Comedy by Booth Tarkington. Senior Class Production, june 6, 1923. One of the annual events of commencement at the La Crosse Normal School is a senior class play. The sparkling comedy "Clarence," by Booth Tarkington, in the hands of a very able cast. constituted that number this year. This is another classic of the adolescent period equal to "Seventeen," An American family is out before us in which the lesson of discipline has not been im- parted to the two adolescent children, Cora and Bobby. The author laughs with us at the tumultuous home life of a busy man of affairs as he tries to pilot the two children, with the help of Violet. the governess. through the vicissitudes of their first loves. Bobby in the transition from a passion for the house maid to an infatuation for the governess. and Cora in her self abandoned worship of a widower. Clarence. a jobless returned soldier, by virtue of the fact that he has been in the army and had there been able to manage army mules with courtesy. secures a position in this family. He immediately becomes the confidant of all members of the family and the chief advisor. As he quietly makes his way about perform- ing his various tasks, from tuning the piano to repairing the fur- nace, he soon becomes the central object of interest in the home. The climax comes when Hr. XYheeler, the busy father, discovers that he does not even know the last name of this popular man of all chores in his home. This shocks his sense of propriety severely. He investigates and discovers after efforts that to him are humiliat- ing that Clarence is fully described in the last edition of lYhols XYho as a world wide authority on the coleoptera. A letter comes restor- ing him to his former position and a happy ending is provided by the fact that he and Violet have decided to go together. not only to his position, but through the rest of their lives. CAST In order of appearance. Mrs. Martyn ....................,........ Maude Jarvis Miss Piney ..... ..... . . . Grace High Thwing' Bobby Wheeler . . ....... Donald Bruce Cora Wheeler . .. . . . Esther Friedman Mr. XYheeler . . . ,. . George Gerling Mrs. XYheeler .. Mora Conlisk Hubert Stern ........ Ben. Sylla Dinwiddie ...................... Fred H. Evans Voice Prompter-Tess Holton. Property Manager-Grace Clark. Business Manager-Fred Rl. Evans, .3 ,gg E ,I at is 1, ,f a I '- 'Ill UAL ffY ,Q lllllw Ui + 1 x x Y, ' :ni up Q 'mf 1 ll ll THE RACQUET C 522 E32 ' E ' 1 -si a 1 1 sf vt - s ws f-mg, f-nz. Tm The organizations of our school naturally divide themselves into two distinct classes: those whose membership is restricted to students enrolled in a particular course. and those whose member- ship is open to all students. Generally, it is the organization of the former type that takes the initiative and sets the pace in school activities. Especially in the year preceding this one did the class organizations entertain continuously. Scarcely a week passed which did not call for a formal or informal dance. In the year preceding this, exactly the opposite was true of school society. Class organizations. from the largest to the smallest. were practically asleep from a social standpoint. lt appears as though those which had entertained a great deal the year before now calmly reclined and awaited entertainment at the hands of other groups. But the class groups did not seem to be in a mood to conduct a social function at all. School society seemed at a stand- still when an organization which had just emerged from years of silence came to the rescue by conducting a formal dance. This society was the HL" Club. at last properly organized and con- ducted. Other societies soon followed with formals, and before many more weeks had passed the Buskin Club had conducted its annual obligation. The Sapphonian society entertained the Forum and Philomathean societies. and the Forum conducted a formal later in the season. The annual masquerade ball and hard time party was conducted by the Philomatheans. The above illustrations do not constitute all of the social func- tions of the year by any meansg they merely serve as a proof that the pendulum swings in society as well as in politics. For furthe" achievement of our organizations turn the pages of this section. as this article is merely an introduction. In this section we propose to show what our school organiza- tions are doing in all phases of school workg not only to serve as a memory book for outgoing students but as a guide to students who intend to come to our school in the future. VYe hope that before students enroll in our school, they will have become familiar with all of the organizations and. when they come here, they will already have decided as to which organization they wish to join. Grace L. Carrier. El 58 Ex w xx IJ X - tx 1 . x K-.X - 3 4 X x.J xxx x , x x X S Q xf 3 1 THE RACQUET PHILOMATHEAN SOCIETY E1 T5 C - THE RACQUET if The plhiilloimtatt eaint ociietty U One of the best men's debating societies which the school has had in several years. has just closed the activities of the year. It is the Philomathean Society. This society was organized almost immediately upon the be- ginning of the school year under the advisorship of Mr, M. A. Goff. The first task of the year was the adoption of a constitution. The problem was attacked vigorously, and within a few weeks the Phil- omathean Society had a constitution which other societies will do well to model after. The Philomatheans confined their activities mostly to the art of debating. Numerous questions were debated. and with such skill that one cannot help but feel confident in having a good debate team next year. Among the problems debated were the Dahl Tax Bill and the measure calling for the abolishment of the XYisconsin National Guard. :Xu interesting and worthy feature of the Philomathean meet- ings was that they had among their officers a duly elected par- liamentarian who would enlighten the members on rules of parlia- mentary practice. This is an interesting phase of work and the ex- perience gained therefrom should be an argument heavy enough to suggest that other school literary societies also have among their officers a parliamentarian. The activities of the organization were also of the pleasure type. Music was not absent from their programs, whether in the form of community singing or instrumental solos. Then there was the masquerade ball which was conducted successfully and in a businesslike manner. Last but not least came the mock trial which the society held in assembly toward the end of the school year. lts success was measured by the amount of laughter which was extracted from the audience. XYith this year's members as a nucleus, and with additional members from the new students next year, a strong organization should result. Every boy in school who expects to be a teacher should acquaint himself with this form of school activity, thus making possible more menys societies in school of the type of the Philomatheans. THE RACQUET 2 D er. O Lf.. if -4 y g J, -14. 1 , W I T: I ' 1 's I . -'5 " I 3 .- El THE RACQUET E l 4 for fo: if M :QQ he ee were ff 1 The Forum Literary Society has just passed through a very successful year. This was made possible largely through the faith' ful efforts ofthe sponsors. Misses XYentz, Nation, Skaar and Durrin. The ideals of the society have been closely upheld throughout the year, both at the meetings and in everyday life. The society has done much toward promoting all activities of the school. Early in May, the society invited the members of the Sap- pbonian Literary Society to a tea. The Forum Formal, which is always one of the most anticipated of school social events. was held on May 18. Needless to say, Forum originality in decorations and entertainment were very much enjoyed and appreciated. It is the intention of the society to do a little big sister work when school opens in the fall of 1923. They intend to meet the new students at the trains and conduct them to their rooms and show them about the town. The Forum is one of the most active of school organizations, and young women entering school next year should not overlook this organization when they consider becoming a member of some school organization. B E - I THE RACQUET l923 SAPPHONIAN SOCIETY ' THE RACQUET 7' Y fxf Vxfflfkiwkrwxf A SAPEDHQNHAN ua JW. .l . i. V Na, V. W . X, .. 9. xi.. . 5-my Lau. .. fy. G ww, V. EG, 6021 W 603 First Semester OFFICERS Second Semester Emma Hanson .... ....... P resident ..........,.,.. Rcva Purdy Reva Purdy ..... ..,. X 'ice-President ........ Hortense Dolan Lillian Gibson , ..... Secretary-Treasurer .... Bernice Peterson Blanche Hamman .,.. Program Chairman . .,.. Renata Gamm Mb dbh 8021 The Gods, under the influence of their daughter Sappho, have given in abundance to their wards from their store of success. The Sapphonian society has maintained the standard of former days. The new members, initiated by solemn rites long held sacred by the society, gave promise of becoming faithful guards of the shrine of Sappho. During the past school year. in lieu of the circle of Greek poetesses gathered about a lyric muse, a group of twentieth een- tury women met semi-monthly in the normal school. Parliamentary drills. skillful plays, well-organized debates, extemporaneous speeches, orations, and music have been so well rendered that it would appear as if each of the ninety-live members were making the contribution to the sacred Mt. Olympus. Another offering characteristic of the spirit of the society was the contribution of Fifty dollars to a permanent loan fund from which any normal school girl, when in need, could borrow. This yeaids contribution raised that fund to one hundred dollars. As the ancients had their days of play and recreation, so did the Sapphonians. At one of these pleasure parties, members from other literary worshipping shrines were invited. Realizing that nature is the chief source of inspiration, the May Festival was a picnic pageant on the Mississippi. XYhen the successful days of the year were drawing to a close, and the shades were beginning to spread over the leaders of 1923, only a few dim figures stood in relief-among which might be dis- tinguished the priestesses of the shrine, Misses Trowbridge and Brice, holding the treasure of success for the Sapphonians of 1923- 1924. IZ E164 'rl-IE RACQUET 4 n l923 BUSKIN CLUB BUSKIN CLUB MEMBERS El THE RACQUET El . USK.IN'CL l First Semester OFFICERS Second Semester Fred Dickeman .,.....,... l-'resident .... . ..,,. George Gerling Francis O'Brien ...,.... Yice-President .. ....., Marie Hauser Mildred Miller ... .,.. Secretary ... .... lrcne Rjerklein George Gerling ...,....... Treasurer ........... Ralph Mattison The Buskin Dramatic Club, one of the oldest organizations in our school. had a very successful year. As usual, a great many stu- dents tried out for membership last fall. and about fifteen new mem- bers were taken in. The membership of this club is limited to thirtyglive. A number of very interesting programs were given, the policy of the club being to present a one-act play at every meeting. The first play given was "The XYonder Hatf' in which Maud Jarvis. Ruth Eggers, Sylvester XYelsh, Miluor l7affim'ucl, and Max Pos- cover took part. .-Xnother interesting play which followed soon after this, was l'Six VVho Pass XYhile the Lentils Boil," presented by Ole Gunderson, Lorraine Olle. Fred Heitman. lilizabeth Robin- son, Glen Brown and Tom Murphy. Just before the Christmas vacation. the Buskin Club put on a play. "Christmas Chimes," in the assembly for the school. lt was well received, and was coached by Miss Thompson. The cast in- cluded Mora Conlisk. George Gerling, Jessie Mulder. and Fred llickeman. Another clever play. that should have had a public per- formance. was presented at one of the regular meetings. This was l'The Silly Ass." and those taking part in this play were Mildred Miller, lrene Bjerklein, Florence Pammel. and Ralph Mattison. The Buskin Club Formal Dance was held in February, and true to tradition, it was one of the big social events of the year. The mu- sic was good, the gymnasium prettily decorated. and everyone had an enjoyable time. Much of the success of the past year is due to the combined efforts of the club oflicers. and our sponsors, Mr. Coate. Miss Nation, Miss Thompson, and Mr. Kemble. Margaret Bennett lrene l-ijerklein Albin Berens Glen Brown Donald Bruce Lois Byers Doris Carter Mora Conlisk Fred Dickeman Ruth Eggers Esther Friedman George Gerling Ole Gunderson Agnes Hauge Marie Hauser Fred Heitmau Maud Jarvis l.illian Jadock Faye Jewell Ralph Mattisou Mildred Miller Jessie Mulder loseph Murphy Tom Murphy Gertrude Nichols Genevieve Nichols Francis 0'Brien Lorraine Olle Florence Pammel Max Poscover Matt Prijauovich Elizabeth Robinson Joseph Shields Nicholas Stoneman Grace Thwing Chester Vllangerin E H 1 E i l?.1 mm G -I :l: m :u Jw 0 0 C m -l CLUB BONS Gm THE RACQUET GIBBONS CLUB .T OFFICERS President .,.... .,.........,, . .. Ruth l.. Castner Yice-President .. ..,, julia Stoker Secretary .,.... ..... . . Hortense Dolan Treasurer ..........,,............ ...,, . -Xnna Sree Chairman oi Program Committee ., .,...,, Eva Seinert Faculty Advisor .........,........... .,, Miss Ethel Brice The Gibbons Club, named after the famous American Cardinal, is an organization composed of the Catholic women of the school. Its purpose is to create and maintain a spirit of good fellowship among' the 'Catholic students of the institution. Meetings of the society are held twice monthly. Programs are prepared for each meeting where, among other things, general discussions of religious topics and dehates on religious matters are held. Early in the fall. Miss Hayes gave a lecture on the Passion Play which she attended last summer at Oherammergau. Her lec- ture was illustrated with slides. The new Catholic students who entered school last fall were given a reception and dance in the small gymnasium of the school. The Catholic XYon1enys League of the city entertained the so- ciety at a charming reception at the Chamber of Commerce. which was greatly enjoyed by all. E ij E THE RACQUET Q RURAL OBSERVATION CLUB THE RACQUET r............. .... ............. .... .. ... . .....4.... .... ..-............-..--...--.swg mmf roi, f Cl it W' Iuiira seirvautiioirii 'oi gm' First Semester OFFICERS Second Semester Mary Schlahach. . . ..... President ..... ...... R nth Newlin XYilliam Schwarz ....... Vice-President ....,.. XYilliani Schwarz Claude Justinger ..... Secretary-Treasurer . .... Edmund 0'Cara The Rural Observation Club is an organization of students enrolled in the State Graded and Rural Courses. The object of the organization is to study the problems of rural life so that teachers when entering a community will not be entirely strange to prevailing' conditions. The society also promotes a higher degree of sociability among' its members and develops them into the community leaders they are expected to be after they accept a position as a rural teacher. The society, during' the past year. met twice monthly. lts meetings were characteristic of a high degree of interest on the part of those present. Programs were highly interesting and often called for musical numbers, interesting' topics, and an occasional game. The Christmas party especially served as a source of much en- joyment to the members of the group. XYith the coming of spring, the society is hoping to carry out plans which will conclude its most successful year. The society is particularly grateful to Miss Dorothy Blatter and Mr. lames A. Fairchild, sponsors of the group. for their interest and support in matters pertaining to the club's well being. 4 b 12 , 1521 x"f'52 THE RACQUET X 'M ,.. , 13, A Yi .1 fl QQ -lil? 1.- El !Yl923I E1 v N.. X XL-Q45-K , J Q4-""'7 f X 4 H l f ' X 5.3 xg , 71 T LQ-Y .XZ X" ii"-rf! -Zc! ' ft-L, . HXLYD A ,CT L Q1 ff TTT -:f R cage . ,f X-1 ,Q pix N... 22" x.. 42. . F1 Q me of eomrceee etnies i A President ...,........ Hugh Kevin Secretary-Treasurer .,.. Grace Clark The College Club was not organized until late in the year. When they finally met they held a meeting which corresponded to a medical conference. Death to the college courses in the normal schools is imminent, and it was in face of this fact that the group met and decided that they would organize and hang' on for the rest of their days. When the organization assembled on the front lawn to have its picture taken, a gloomy atmosphere ll0VC1'f34l about the group. for they were certain that there would be no more 'KCollege Clubs" in the school. Then came the time for their annual formal. Memories were still vivid cf the splendid affair which last year's organization con- ducted, They were determined to outdo anything in the line of social functions which had ever been attempted in the school. lt was to be their farewell party. and it was to be accompanied with all the pomp and ceremony of a royal ball. Mr. Fred Evan was chosen as supervisor of all arrangements, and at the time of the present writing, bids for the big' event were in order. Let us take the liberty to anticipate that a rousing' and fitting farewell was given this organization of which the school has always been proud, May its members face new fields of learning and remember their old acquaintances at the La Crosse Normal School. E - THE RACQUET E' nv CLUB THE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS, TRAINING THE RACQUET Qjhe fl-liqh School Teachers Training Qlub Francis O'Brien ... ......... President Fred Dickcman ,... ,... X 7ice-President Ralph Mattison .... ......,... T reasurer Dora Johnson ..... .... S ocial Chairman Thomas Chisholm , .. ,.... ........,.. .... P r ess Reporter All students enrolled in the course for the preparation of high school teachers, automatically become members of the High School Teachers' Training Club. The society this year began its social activities with an enrollment of one hundred and twenty-live members, All indications pointed toward a huge success as an or- ganization - An initiation party at the beginning of the fall term. aided the old and new members in becoming acquainted as well as proving a very enjoyable affair. The initiation performances are on the whole somewhat gruesome, but after emerging from them successfully, one will not easily sever his connection with the organization. ln fall. a wiener roast on Grandad Bluff was the second enjoy- able gathering of the society. This party was chaperoned by Dr. Bangsberg. our Dean of XYomen. Hot dogs were eaten by the dozens until the rain storm came. The crowd left for home quite early on account of the wet surroundings. but the time was voted an enjoyable one. V lYhy such affairs did not continue throughout the year we can- not explain, but like all other class organizations, this group fell back to a state of inactivity and allowed others to entertain. XVe hope, however, with the much larger organization which we hope to have next year, a society that can make itself felt in school affairs will result. 1923 THE RACQUET -E IFEI PRIMARY AND GRAMMAR GRADE CLUB THE RACQUET - Z PRIMHRY HND GRHMMHR GRHDE GLUB - First Semester OFFICERS Second Semester Veronica Smith .......... President ,... .... B essie Natenshon Evelyn Hjerlcid ,....... Vice-President . .. ... Dagmar Larsen Lois XYoods ....,..... . . Secretary . . ...., Grace Jacobs Katherine XVinslow ,..., . . Treasurer ... ... Marion Reid The Primary and Grammar Grade Club, which consists of all the girls who are preparing to be primary and grammar grade teachers, was organized early in the year. with Bliss Carver as sponsor. At the beginning of the year. the senior girls gave a reception to their juniors. :X little latter. a very successful party was held in the little gymnasium. ln the second semester, the junior girls reciprocatecl by enter- taining their seniors at a little tea. The club also took several hikes into the country which were well attended and appreciated. The club is, according to enrollment. the second in size of the school's organization. The girls by means of this ciub become well acquainted with each other. They soon learn that all of them are at school for a common purpose. They take an interest in each other's affairs and do not hesitate to help each other when such a thing is necessary. Possibly in no other organization are friendships made that are so lasting as those of the Primary and Grammar Grade Club. This society is one of our most popular and best organized. May it always uphold its dignity. l923 ,.-,Y TH E RACQU ET PHYSICAL EDUCATION BOYS THE RACQUET PHYSICAL EDUCATION GIRLS THE RACQUET plhysiicall E tuicattiioint The year 1923 saw the largest enrollment in the Physical Edu- cation Course in the history of the school. Consequently. the Phy. Ed. Club again enjoyed the distinction of being the largest of our school's organizations. Nicholas Stoneman was elected President early in the year. The hrst task which the organization undertook was the adoption of a class-pin. This was soon accomplished. The class-pin of the Phys- ical Education Club is attached to the regular school pin and is a very attractive addition. Plans were under way for a school party shortly before the Christmas holidays. lt was to be the first appearance of the club that year and its members were anxious to show other organiza- tions what they could do in the line of entertainment. The plans did not materialize. however, for the date which had been agreed upon was also one which the school mixer committee had selected for a party. The club readily sacrificed their date to the mixer committee. During the year, not much outside of regular meetings was done. The meetings, however. were made attractive by interesting entertainments, special speeches, and other phases of group activi- ties. On May llth, which date falls after the Annual has gone to press, the club plans to have a general party for the entire school. At thc present time, all are looking forward to this affair which is the hrst of its general parties. Another event eagerly anticipated is the annual Physical Education Club formal. This event is to be held on May 25th. Doubtless it will be accompanied by the usual splendor and elaborate decorations for which this large organiza- tion is so well known. E - - TT THE RACQUET WOMEN'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION The VV. A. A. was organized last spring by Miss VVildcr who is the head of women's work in the Physical Education Department. Although one of the young- est, it is one of the most Hourishing oi our school organizations. The object of the society is to promote and supervise the athletic activities of the girls of the school and to create an interest among women in all phases of athletics, Member- ship to this society is open to all girls of the school, Each semester tag days are held for the purpose of increasing the membership. l N The administration of the association is in the hands of an executive board which is composed of the society's officers and the leaders of sports. The head of the women's work in physical education is ex-oHicio member of this committee. The different sports conducted by the association are basketball, volley-ball, baseball, tennis. swimming, and outdoor sports which include hiking, skiing, tobogganing, bowling, bicycling, and both ice and roller skating, Each year tourna- ments are held in the major sports to determine the championship teams. The outdoor sports are carried on in squads under the direction of appointed leaders. A point system has been inaugurated whereby those making a certain team are credited with a certain number of points, Emblems are awarded to those making a required number of points. The emblems are of three ranks, according to the number of points required in the acquisition of one. Besides being active in their own sphere of athletics, the girls have been good boosters of all school activities. They were especially active in raising money with which to send the basketball team on its tour last winter. At present the association is busy in the organization of a school tennis club open to both school men and women. The XY. A. A. is accomplishing a great deal in furthering a spirit of harmony among the various school departments. They are deserving of school support, More achievements are expected from them next year. . Q .. E TH E RACQU ET 5 minor Organizations THE SCRIBBLERS This is the baby organization of the school. Its purpose is noteworthy and should. next year, be given the proper support which will make its existence a possibility. Toward the middle of the school year, a group of inspired young men conceived the idea to create a society which would undertake the publication of such literary talent about the school, which had no other means of expressing itself. The Scribbler Society resulted. Mr. Ole Nelson was elected editor and Tom Rcay his assistant. Soon the hrst issue of the Scribbler appeared. It was hailed with much enthusiasm and was given the financial support of the students. More copies could have been sold had they been printed. The second issue appeared early in May, which received a like treatment. Stories, poems and other literary features makes the publications. THE LA CROSSE NORMAL CLUB XYith the death of the Booster Club a year ago, a need for an organization representative of the entire student body, which would take the initiative in matters of general interest. was felt. Toward the end of the year, a meeting of all the sponsors and presidents of the school's organizations was called. At last a truly representative body had been found. Plans toward making the organization a permanent one, were formulated. The end of the year, however, soon overtook the organization before any material accomplishments could be noted. Mr. Ben Sylla had been elected president and under his guidance the society began functioning. At least a start has been made toward the creation of a unified school spirit. This organization, if it is to become worth while, will early next year, take the reigns in school activities and show its true colors. TENNIS CLUB Annually. the school witnesses the organization of a Tennis Club and annually it sees an organization practically void of life. True to custom, such a society was organized this year. but upon a somewhat different basis than its predecessors. We predict that this organization will continue throughout the years, for it has many features which tend to express the idea of longevity. The new club has a constitution: membership is open to all who will abide by a given set of rules: and the payment of dues makes it something worthwhile. In harmony with the Student Council, the Tennis Club has incorporated a set of rules regarding the use of the school courts. Committees of enforcement have been established and in conse- quence. everyone has an equal chance at the use of the courts. XX'hen an organization does something as the Tennis Club has this year, reasons for its existence will manifest themselves. THE RACQUET THE STUDENT COUNCIL First Semester OFFICERS Second Semester Belle Scafc ...,... . . President .... ........ B en, A. Sylla Grace Clark ........ .. Secretary ....,.... Francis Loughrca Glorien Fruitell ..., ............,,........ f ilorien Fruitell Ben Sylla ,....... Margaret Herkenmeyer R0bert,Hurd ....... ........ l lalph Mattison Francis Loughrea ....,......,....... ,....... H elen Mullen The Student Council is a student government body which is chartered by the faculty for the purpose of furthering a spirit of harmony between the student body and the faculty. lt is composed of six inenibers, two of which are elected by the XYOl'llCIl,S League. two by the Men's League. and two which are appointed by the faculty. Students are given the privilege of presenting' to this body either in person or through a council nlernber, any suggestion they may desire. As a rule. students are somewhat akin toward the exercising of this privilege, and until it is properly exercised, the Student Council will remain a rather inactive body. The council this year has. however. with some degree of quiet- ness, worked quite forcefully. I923 THE RACQUET .r THE WEEKLY RACQUET STAFF QL ..2f1.a0al-Fdf-sfk ,Zfbfa leaf QA 0wt1,g,lf..,hi XYillian1 Voss Ferdinand Schweizer Editor-in-Chief Assistant Editor 5. Walter Schumann .... ..., C ircnlation Manager 6 George Gerling ,. .. ......,... Alumni 7. lma Vlvalz ,, ..... . S. Grace Clark ...... 9. Esther Friedman ,... 10. Harriet O'Connor .. ll. Lloyd Stein ....... IZ Ralph Mattison 13. Fred Dickeman .. 14, Fred Heitman 15. Carol Wiciglc ..., 16, Anne Lewis Thomas Chisholm Managing Editor I923 ...Organizations ........,Society . . . .School Notes .Assembly Notes .,.. .Exchange Notes ...School Racket , .... Schonl Racket ,,...School Racket .....,...Typist . . . .Typist Eldon Mulder Athletic Editor ' ' '1 Q jgfjy QHE RACQUET X LA CROSSE WIS JAN 24 1923 P' dl. V5 .P-0 's I W ,JY vu., +, ' f PEKIVW L . ,Ln Y1vV""3 . AVN 1 J MZ, -1 -'ij' r my-1. V "3 K 7' w-f"" ' 'f Juv! 4 4 K J VL,-f,,'Aa,2 11-B ,,.,- N 1,L.J,-4 LN,-41-J-S. 1 Jqfs X W W w R lU.1'C Nu w I rl W 'N W Ei - I I923 El J- . nf THE RACQUET CLUB rv "L attison, Nohr. ian, Brown, M Kil IE u as ...Cl is UN O5 E .Q 91 N -6 .'J x-4 G E U U2 Us .E 4: U Hawkins, Gunderson, Stoneman, Church. cn :- O SI CI O n Shields, MQ! 38 LE o .J D :II .Tf cu IE af D-1 vi Ill o 5 ai .J La ..:: N N xi Q2 D o u Ill o D-4 x-T .2 as rv M :lf L. as S 5 E bn :1 o A J 'L' aa H aa D3 Lf an E 5 3. .Lf 3. cn si o KD TE 5 ns Q son, Torreso Uessup ensen Ress, H John useth Hurd ns, J org icz, H HOW evm Fillo Wartinbee, K EV E.. THE RACQUET 0:0 0 one 0 0:0 iTHE"L"CLUB! - The "L" Club is composed of all of the students of the school who have made a letter in either athletics or forensics. and the respective coaches of each branch. This organization has been in existence practically since the first "L" was awarded by the presi- dent of the school. lt required however a great number of years before this group of students realized that as an organization they really possessed some weight in school affairs. This year, with the election of Francis Loughrea as president, the "L" Club came into its own. Numerous banquets were held at the Hotel Doering, where topics of interest were discussed. Mem- bers who had been previously inactive now came to the banquets with an attitude of interest and willingness to do whatever was asked of them. Evidences of a united "LH Club were apparent in many phases of school life: not only in athletics. but in the promoting of foren- sic, musical and social affairs. Only by making the ULN Club a prominent organization has the true value of the letter HL" been established. The letter which formerly was not worn extensively by its holders and which was allowed to be worn by those unworthy, has now become the recog- nized and coveted emblem of the school. A resolution passed by the club asking others not members of the society to refrain from wearing the letter was readily approved by the students. Une of the most desirable features of the organization is that it has taken into its hands the election of the athletic captains. jack Murphy was elected president of the club for the last semester. and at the time of his taking the chair, the "L" Club was at its height with a promise to remain what is termed a real booster organization. THE RACQUET E E INHLETICSII Aw "' N, YW WWW 'al , SQJWLL A X .X 'VMIXQFL Af,,:v Mi ,JXLV XX "Xi W My, XX56' ,, ' THE RACQUET 1 87 I 49 Eff sie sie wie sis 'sie nie 'aio sie sfo sie ofa 'sie ofa 'aff sie wie 'aio mfr ofa 'sie -ate wiv 'sfo '50 ale' 'STP ste wiv sfo ofa sie wie sfo wie 'sie 'ale sie sic' 'sie sie sfo 5,6 sie sie 'sie slr 'ofa 'nie' sic' 'sie The La Crosse Normal School is a contender in athletic events held between the normal schools ofthe state. In the past the La Crosse teams have always been among the best in the state, and several championships have been won. Last year, with perhaps the best basketball team the school has ever had. we went through the entire conference season without a defeat. Athletic enthusiasts from the middle west decided in the past year to form a new conference composed of the best colleges in four or five states round about. XYhen they looked for a team from XYisconsin they noted the enviable record of our school in athletics and chose La Crosse Normal as the best representative of XViscon- sin Normal Schools and invited us to join the conference. Mr. Nohr. athletic director, immediately accepted. The membership of the new conference is limited to ten mem- bers 3 but thus far only seven schools have entered. La Crosse Nor- mal. Luther College of Decorah, Iowa, De Paul University of Chi- cago, Columbia College of Dubuque, Iowa, St. Viators College of Houbonnais, Illinois, Valparaiso University of Valparaiso. Indiana. lkestern State Teachers' Normal of Kalamazoo, Michigan, are the present contestants. These schools are all of high class caliber and the entrance of La Crosse into such a conference is a big boost for our school. Contests will be held in football, basketball, track, and baseball, and the last two contests are already being carried out. At the meeting of the officials during the Easter vacation Mr. Nohr was elected presi- dent of the association. Major Griffith. arbiter, and Xlialter Ecker- sall, publicity manager. XYith such men behind the conference suc- cess is assured, and in the future athletics will play a bigger part in the activities of our school. As usual, active football practice was delayed for almost two weeks on account of the annual Tri-State Fair which is held on the Normal Athletic Field. The delay, however. served as a conserver of energy which was to apply itself as soon as the opportunity came. , L- -. , lf M' U, A-lZA,,s,,f W 1 2 V' i- g Lwffif' ' Aifii, 'A jjj ,,,,TLi1,,,,,.,, - f. .-Ak4'fj,,!r ' . A Y, 0013 iff" 4.16.4 -ff 014 :A-1 L ff. f X- A44 K ff 1 - ' ,- QQ . - f . .-.Q A 111,144-r,,h , ,f!l..af N . Xi, A FX KX Q E 3 r X WX 1 - . di 5 x 'ww In I E . fy . X I VKX, r,-,L li "I 4' ' . W - 1 I ' 1 -11 I U nl ' . , . . F3 I X ' jc 'X l s Fl gg k ' -X I - r ' , X' V .. + . i 7 F5 I E .Cx . X L FOOTBALL TEAM L' j -1-A' 5 1 y I ' ff' ' ' ' ' ' ' '1 Poscover, Sczerbacki, Heis, Brown, Taylor, Bateman, Mil r, Clarl , ,fi I 1 , V 1 Loughrea, Mgr., Dean, Dundas, Hutchins, Kilian, Kevin Fillonowici, Gage, Jorgensen. ' A 'V ' ' Keeler, Coachg Ettinger, Murphy, Hurd, Gunderson,Capt.,ConnQpf Ha kins, Mattison, Capt. E1ect,fN01yK THE RACQUET lil neooirnaaam HI Upon the first call for practice, a good number of last yearis veterans appeared, as did a greater number of new contestants who were a favorable looking aggregation. Being confident of having a good team. Mr. Nohr arranged a schedule which was considered quite heavy. Visiting teams from four states were on the list. lVinona Teachers' College furnished the first opposition for the team. The game was played at home and ended with La Crosse on the long end of a 51-0 score. Coach Keeler in this game used two complete teams, both of which showed up very well considering the short time spent in preparation. The passing game used by our team promised, with some improvements, to develop into a dazzling attack. The second game of the season was with Columbia College. and was played in a drizzling rain. Neither side could risk any- thing but straight. old-fashioned football. Passing, on account of the slippery field and wet ball, could not be attempted. The su- periority of the Iowans told however, and they emerged from the contest with a 21-0 victory. The local boys were slightly out- weighed by their opponents and upon several occasions slightly out- played. The interference exhibited by the Columbia team was de- serving of a victory. Since Columbia is rated as a somewhat higher school than ours. the defeat did not dampen our championship hopes, but rather served as an indicator of certain weak places. The first conference game was with Platteville. lts result was a 7-3 victory for the local team. which really had a greater advan- tage than the score would indicate. Twice during the game our boys had the ball on the oppenents' live-yard line, but both times the whistle blew to rob them of what were considered inevitable touchdowns. XYhat promised to be the game of the season was scheduled for October 28. The 'Chicago Y. M. C, A., a team of unusually high standing and enviable reputation, met the La Crosse team on that E' E' THE RACQUET day and was defeated by the score of 7-O. La Crosse won the game during the first live minutes when Capt. Ole Gunderson carried the opponents, kick-off for sixty yards and jack Murphy carried it across the line a few seconds later. The remainder of the game showed two evenly matched teams struggling for points that were not to come. Possibly one reason why Chicago was defeated was on account of the big mass meeting that was held thc night before. An effigy of the visiting team was greatly mal-treated on the down- town streets and then, midst appropriate music from the school band. was thrown into the Mississippi River. The next game on the schedule was with the old jinx, River Falls. Breaks in the game there were plenty, but none of them went to La Crosse. Early in the game, Ralph Nlattison, one of our ablest guards. received a blow on the head which caused his being carried from the field. XN'ith dampened spirits, our boys continued the game until its end, which resulted in a 7-O defeat. The last game of the season was with Oshkosh, the team which we robbed of the championship possibilities last year. Need- less to say the saw-dusters were out after a scalp. They didn't get exactly what they wanted, however, for the game resulted in a 3-3 tie. XYith the exception of a little incident which Ole might relate, the contest was carried on in amiable style. As far as conference games were considered, the season's per- centage was .500. Considering all games, the season was a highly successful one. The line-up for the year was as follows: Centers, Brown and Millerg Guards, Poscover, T. Sczerbocki, Hattison, Dundasg Tackles, Heis, Kilian. Bateman, Ends. Taylor Clark. Dean. Kevin, Filonowicz, Connors: Quarters. Gunderson, Capt.. Hawkins, jorgensong Half-backs, Murphy, Hurd, Clark, Reynolds, Full Back, Hutchins. Gage. Ettinger. Of the above, a majority will return to school next year and form the nucleus for another great team. Ralph Mattison, whose superior work as a guard during the past two seasons attracted much attention, was elected captain for the coming year. The mem- bers of the team are to be commended for their ability to recognize true worth as they did in the election of their captain. The school is behind the football team and much is expected from the tutelage of Coach Keeler and his experienced guard-captain. TH E RACGU ET 511: N111-1:11111-1.fsffs-eeeeeefeee:ss:ff......1:ee...f1.-ee .,.,,,, .. B.-tsreramaaxtc QQQQ M ........+....... .N The 1923 basketball team had nothing more to desire in the line of a model than the championship team of the previous year. Several men who constituted the championship team were again on the squad. This fact alone made the aggregation a formidable one in the eyes of opponents. The reputation of our school as a harbor of good athletes has long been an enviable one throughout the middle west. Early in the year. Mr. Robert Nohr, jr., athletic director. received offers from several schools and colleges somewhat out of our district. to stage a few contests. As a result, a pre-season trip was arranged. This trip took place two weeks before Christmas. when 'Coach Keeler, Mr. Nohr, Poscover, Ress, Moore, Brown, Stoneman, Gun- derson, Shields and jorgenson left for points in Illinois and 1n- diana. The first encounter on foreign soil was at Peoria, 1ll., where the travelers met the Bradley Polytechnic team. Bradley won by a score of 18-175 not such a bad defeat in view of the fact that our boys had spent many weary and tiresome hours in travel. :Xl- though La Crosse scored more Held goals than did their opponents. the game was lost on account of the inability to make the free throws. The second game. which was with XYabash College of Craw- fordsville. Ind., was also of a minus quantity as far as victory for La Crosse was concerned. However, to be optimistic and sooth- ing, we add that since XVabash ranks with Butler College and teams of the Big Ten conference, a 34-23 defeat is not so disagreeable as it appears. The next day the boys invaded the Physical Education School at Indianapolis, 1nd. The boys were determined to win, ln case of defeat they promised themselves to walk home. Incidentally. Mr. Renter and Mr. Nohr of our faculty are graduates of this institu- tion. and in their desire to have a laugh on their instructors, the boys just made up their minds to win. It was done. La Crosse emerged from the encounter with the first scalp of the season dan- gling from her belt. The score was 42-19. Spurred on by the initial victory, the boys reached Lincoln. Ill. A fast and furious battle ensued a few hours after the enemy was in sight. The result was that Lincoln College was adminis- tered a 26-20 defeat. The average of the trip's games was now .500. The boys could not think of going home with less than that to their credit. XYhile figuring out possible averages for the entire trip. the train pulled in at Macomb. Ill. The XYestern State Teachers' Normal School sent a quintet out against the invaders. but it was of no use. La '1- K X JA E92 X A X X YQ Q T A fy J A V - Q XX x rw XX J .J ,1 .! 'X n f X X R R -Q N 1 ,. .1 TH E RACQU ET Poscover 1Capt.J Stoneman Gunderson Brown Hawkins Klanrud Jorgensen Connors Huseth E E THE RACQUET Crosse defeated them by a score of 36-12. This game was witnessed by the largest crowd which the boys had played for on the trip. Applause and shouting throughout the game were deafening. The trip which the basketball team took was by no means the first of its kind in the school's history. Teams of previous years had made trips even larger than that taken by the present group. Since the trip was made possible through the faultless co-operation of the student body, why cannot a like undertaking be maile an an- nual feature of our school life? In order to raise money for the past undertaking, students were asked to contribute a few cents to the cause. Needless to say, the response was quite willing. A series of school parties at which an orchestra donated its services, also did much toward raising the necessary sum. Let us look forward to an annual boost for our school in a trip of this sort. REGULAR BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Immediately after Christmas vacation. when the effects of the southern trip had left the boys, Coach Keeler began to prepare for the regular schedule of the year. In addition to the men who had made the trip. Hawkins, Connors and Klanrud were added to the squad. Mr. Nohr, as usual, had picked out good competition for his men, but in spite of formidable opponents. championship hopes persisted in manifesting themselves. ln the first pre-conference game on the home Floors, Columbia College and Campion College were easily defeated. The down-river teams put up a game fight and played a creditable game but the Maroon and Gray were somewhat too speedy for them. The stage was soon set for the regular season. Eau Claire was the first sister normal of the conference to lock horns with the lo- cals. A clever and fast contest was witnessed by the audience. The victory, however, went to La Crosse by a score of 36-26. The next game on the schedule was played at Superior. XYeather conditions such as 32 below zero greeted the invaders as they came to the northern city. Superior fans proved themselves a boisterous lot. They show a spirit of support to their team which means much to such an organization. Although somewhat outweighed, the La Crosse boys emerged from the contest with their second conference victory. Next came XYhitewater. At this stage of the year, after playing under various appointed captains, the boys finally decideil that a permanent leader should be chosen. The choice naturally fell to Max Poscover. whose exploits on the basketball floor had earned for him a reputation as one of the best men in the state. Hippo's first game as a wearer of the crown was also the first that he lost in his two years as a normal athlete. 1Yhitewater came out on the long end of the 17-15 score. The following evening saw the boys in Milwaukee, a city which always managed to scare up some good competition for the La Crosse team. Milwaukee had lost the last TH E RACQU ET two contests they had had with La Crosse and were bound to even scores somewhat. The fact that the previous evening had been a bad one for the visiting team, added much to the Milwaukee hopes. The hopes they had, however, were not enough, for Hippo was not in the mood of losing another game as captain. The game, which resulted in having the Milwaukee papers proclaim our team as one of the best in the state, resulted in a 25-20 victory. Hibbing College, winners of the Minnesota state championship last year. came to La Crosse to pay respects to the local five. Wihen they left our city they realized that they had left more than respects here, for they went home without scalps. La Crosse took those on the grounds of a decisive defeat. Again came Milwaukee. We don't know what ideas they had this time but anyhow. they received the same treatment as in former encounters. The last conference game of the season was played at Eau Claire. Our northern neighbors thought it about time to turn the tables on us, They did this by retaining for themselves 35 points of the game. and offering us 25. XYhere the rest of the team was we cannot vouch for, but according to the score book, Hippo Pos- cover made 23 out of the 25 points of the La Crosse score. It was his last conference game as captain, and that score will be as much a trophy to him as it will be a high water mark in individual scoring for future athletes. XYith the season over, our boys realized that they had com- pleted a heavy schedule. Out of fifteen games they had won eleven. an average which is from no aspect bad. River Falls captured the championship honors this year. XYe are glad to see River Falls win it, as it is a compliment to us. No other team has given us the anxiety regarding such matters as River Falls. THE ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT The eighth annual district tournament was held this year. As a word of introduction. allow us to state the aim of such tourna- ments. Before the system of tournaments was inaugurated. the high school basketball championship was never settled without a great deal of dispute and wrangling. Many times no settlement whatever was reached and the championship was a matter of doubt. Teams which had no right to do so claimed the championship. Nat- urally a great deal of confusion resulted from such a state of af- fairs. ln order to decide definitely each year which was the champion- ship team of the state, the following successful scheme was de- vised: Each of several designated normal schools and colleges of the state were asked by the University to hold district tourna- ments. Teams which had made the best records throughout the year were invited to take part in the tournament nearest their home. The winners of the district tournaments would then go to Madison where, by means of an elimination contest. the winner of 1923 THE RACQUET the state championship would be announced. The scheme has worked exceptionally well for several years and will in all proba- bility continue as the method of selecting the state champion each year. A formidable group of teams presented themselves at La Crosse for the local tournament this year. The schools represented were: Holmen, Reedsburg, Galesville, Mauston, XYestby, Baraboo, Foun- tain City, and La Crosse. The tournament was marked by hard fought, clean games. At times the result was unusually doubtful, but after all had been given a chance, the winners could almost be selected. An especially ex- citing game was that between Holmen and Reedsburg, which teams played for the right to meet La Crosse. Holmen was eliminated from the contest but had the game lasted a few minutes longer, the pace which the Holmen boys were going would undoubtedly have won for them a victory. The Finals were between Reedsburg and La Crosse, the hottest game of the tournament. Never once was the victory safely in the hands of one team. or the other. Toward the last few minutes of play, a Reedsburg man made a basket which is believed by some to have been the winning shot of the game. The referee, how- ever, apparently did not see the shot made and the whistle robbed Reedsburg of a basket. La Crosse High School won the game a few minutes later by a 12-ll score. A more decisive victory would have convinced the Reedsburg team that the best side won, but as matters stood, they went home down-hearted at having lost after so clean and hard a struggle. The close of the tournament was marked by the awarding of medals to the winners. XVinning members were given a hand- some watch fob. while the winners of first place were in addition awarded a beautiful trophy in the form of a silver basketball. The awards were made by Mr. Robert Nohr, under whose supervision the tournament was conducted. During the dance which followed the Final game, the all district team was announced by Capt. Poscover of the La Crosse Normal School team. He read as follows: Forward ............... . . Kosbab, La Crosse Forward . .. . . . Vklolfe, Reedsburg Center ......... . . . Harget, La Crosse Guard .............. . . . XYeigent, La Crosse Capt. and Guard .............. Murphy, Reedsburg Salz and Miller of La Crosse were given honorable mention. The La Crosse High School represented the district at Madi- son. They emerged safely from their first encounter but fell before the Oshkosh High School team. Incidently, the Oshkosh team had won its tournament from the little city of Mayville in much the same manner that La Crosse had won from Reedsburg. The University High School took first place in the Hnal contest and were declared state champions. The university team had been twice defeated by the La Crosse team during the season. E' E TH E RACQU ET l923 1923 BASEBALL TEAM hippfle. , Seg . Captaing Stoneman, Quinn, Giebbler, W E .C . E5 III E2 Mi , . C2 is 56 'SE 3.59. .-L' Om x. Q gin F.: Z.. Qu.: Mui H. 'E wo ii :sw E-'DG THE RACQUET E BASEBALL E During the past three years, baseball has been rapidly gaining in popularity and strength and at the present time it is almost a major spirit in school athletics. WVhen the first call for athletes was sent out this year, Mr. Nohr found himself without a pitcher. After having two such good men as Wleb. Schultz and Edgar Gunderson on the squad for two years, their absence is sure to be felt. However, after a month of diligent work, a presentable crop of hurlers came to light. Hoover, Red Reynolds and Shier were the ones who were selected to fill the big shoes, which they did in a creditable manner. Reuben Johnson. playing his third year at second base was elected captain of the team. Johnson is an exceptionally cool headed player and his clever work during the past seasons made him the undisputed and logical man for the captaincy. The work of the captain and coach was much hampered by the disagreeable weather which robbed the team of at least three weeks of good practice. Nevertheless, we had a good team. Stoneman, last year's man, took his place behind the bat. Roy Quinn, who recently en- tered school from Superior Normal, alternated with Stoneman in the position behind the bat. Quinn plays a consistent game of ball and the fact that we will have him with us next year relievesus of all anxiety regarding the catch- ing position. Chinn played his usual clever game of ball at first with much improvement in speed. The fact that he leaves this year is a lamentable one. Joe Shields, the shiek of the diamond. did the whirlwind stuff at short. This position was left vacant by last year's captain, Dean, whose work there was sensational. Shields filled the bill in this psoition quite well. Joe showed remarkable improvement in hitting this year. He will be a valuable man in build- ing a team next year. VVhipple, a new man at school, is handling things in the hot corner, and has become an indispensible man to the team. His chance will come next year. Klanrud chased tiies in the left garden for his second term. Cy Ettinger did likewise in center and in addition has a home run and several other big clouts to his credit. Klanrud leaves school this year but Cy returns. Sczer- backi completed the regular lineup in the right garden The usual fighting spirit which accompanies any team under Mr Nohr's direction was not absent this year. The team never quit until the last man was out. VVhen they lost, they accepted the verdict as given and upon no occasion was the La Crosse reputation for clean sportsmanship marred in any way. Nohr's pitchers deserve a great amount of credit for the good work they did. The sup- port they received was also worthy of mention. The season's games, although few in num- ber, represent a difiicult schedule and are brief- ly outlined in the following paragraphs: In the first game, which went for ten innings, La Crosse and St. Thomas battled to a 3 to 3 tie. The visitors, although classed as a better team, were unable to put the final spurt across the plate and left the field with honors equally divided. In the second game, after Platteville was four runs in the lead, our boys came back and galloped off with a victory represented by a score of ll to 7. Shier made his initial ap- pearance in this game and exhibited coolness during the pinches. He also batted out two safties. A little tour south then took place. bia College which has been on our program was the Colum- several times during the past year, first antagonist. The game ended in an 8 to 8 tie. The game was featured by Cy Ettinger's home run which he made in redemption of a costly error a few innings before. Platteville again was administered a defeat by the score of Z to 1. Then came Prairie du Chien, which place boasted of a strong nine which defeated Co- lumbia, St. Thomas and Luther College. Hoover pitched an excellent game and was supported by a team that went through the entire conflict without an error. The last game of the season proved to be a defeat for the local boys Stout of Menomonie journeyed to the local field and turned the trick. The game was played in the face of a threatening storm. Every minute threatened to turn onto the boys a great shower but the game dragged on until the end of the seventh inning when it was called on account of the rain. The score was 9 to 8 in favor of Stout. The game was a fierce slugging contest throughout and was featured by the great number of hits made. The team has done remarkably well con- sidering the adverse starting conditions. and although the Stout defeat was unwelcome. it left the team in a good frame of mind with which to build up next year's team. VVith manv of the stars back next year, we look for- ward to a record breaking season next year. E H THE RACQUET X . X I M I x II N 6 E1 I A X I 1 l ' , U ,, , W , ,,,W,W- WV, -y .v... ,-.-,..., . -............,..,.....,.....,,-.-.A.. SEATED-T0fr6SOHi, Davidsol, Poscover, Field, Captaing Gerber, Hanson, Molzahn, Kevin. f X -9.31 fav 4? eo , Jfffv LM , Q J . fd, fJ,,5,,,,,.,-1.41m-.W-Q ,L.z,aAA, 40 .,4. . . fuk . P I f f ' I M11 W4-7'i"iW.f El THE RACQUET 995 THE 1922 TRACK SEASON Bad weather has so characterized the track development season for our teams that it has become the natural rather than the unusual thing for Tubby Keeler to develop a team within two or three weeks. In 1922 he had but two weeks before he took his squad of men to Madison for the state meet. The aggregation re- turned with second honors, first being taken by Milwaukee. ln this meet How- ard Armstrong, former university track man, proved to be the point getter for the La Crosse team. He set a new record in the high hurdles. Poscover, of basket- ball fame. set a new mark in the discus throw and was closely pressed by Han- son in the same event. Gerber took First and set a new hammer record. Mooney Vondrashek won the javelin throw, and Molzahn. running first in the low hu,r- dles, fell and was disqualified. Davidfnx took Hrst place in the pole vault. ' The team was captained by Happy Fields. , , THE 1923 TRACK SEASON XYith the new athletic conference in force, a meet had been planned to be held at De Paul University, and another at Madison. At the present writing, these meets had not yet taken place. ln addition to weather handicaps, this year's team had to go without the serv- ices of Howard Armstrong who had been elected captain. Early in spring he in- jured his leg which kept him from active work throughout the remainder of the year. A preliminary meet was held with Stout Institute. La Crosse won the meet by S6 to 53. Exceptional strength was exhibited by La Crosse in the held events, winning all points in the shot-put, javelin and discus. Kevin and Hanson of the local team were tied for first place as each had a total of 12 points. The local relay team, composed of Hawkins, Hammel. Fellows and Torre- soni, lost to Stout. The field for this meet was in unusually poor condition, as the greatest shower of the year had taken place a few hours before the contest. The following is the personnel of La Crosse men in the Stout meet: S ' xx w Mile run-Dodson, First, Hawkins, second. 23:3. "Tv dr' X 5 Two Mile RungKeil, first, Spencer, second. 12:21. ' Low Hurdles-Jessuppe, first, Wangerin, second. 2952. i High Jump-jorgenson, First, Kevin, tied for second. 5 feet, 6 inches. K C ' ' 11 Pole Vault-Kevin. first, Fisher, second. 10 feet, M inch. fi ' L Broad ,lump-Kevin, first, Hutchins, third. 19 feet. 1 J ,- , ' Javelin-Hansen, first, Fisher, second, Fillonowicz, third. 142 feet. g' fX fs Hammer-Hansen, third. 99 feet, 4 inches. ' fr ' Shot-Poscover, first, Hansen, second, Sczerbacki, third. 1372 feet. -S ' ah l ,D Discus-Poscover, nrst, Hansen. second, Filonowicz, third. 119 feet, 5 inches. if . . N fg , . ! 'E Xt S ' El ' X - El V X I I K X . Q 1 . 1 x 17:-IE, RACQUET ' .I 4 A ,w - GYM TEAM B El THE RACQUET Q1 D AK -UI 1 fl 'Ei f at e else r Tucker Spencer F illonowicz Hammel Severson Heis Rake Wangerin Fellows Mr. Reuter Hurd Among the great revivals among the school activities was the gym team. This organization of young men under the guidance of Mr. Hans Reuter, put in many weary and laborious hours on the apparatus of their department, and soon found themselves able to do good work in that particular Held. So competent was the aggregation that its skill was soon matched with a like organization from Luther College. The meet. which was the first held after a period of years, was hailed as a new and worthwhile activity. The students, although by no means unanimously, showed an interest in the activity and attended the meet in fair numbers. The result of the first encounter was La Crosse. 325 points, to Lutherls 285. Chester XYangerin of the local team took the individual high honors. Fellows was a close second. while Spenser, Tucker and Severson made good showings. In view of great financial difficulties, the team was entered in the Northwestern Gym meet which was to be held at Minneapolis. The team was awarded second place cf their group, which is a very good showing. Again XYangerin distinguished himself by taking second honors. He received a gold medal and a diploma of merit. Additional La Crosse men who were awarded diplomas of merit were, Fellows, Severson, Tucker and Hurd. lYe earnestly hope that the work of Mr. Reuter and his team will receive a greater amount of support in the coming season and that arrangements will be made whereby the team will be able to enter a meet without having to raise their own funds. XYith the proper support. our school would be able to boast of a gym team that ranks equal with the athletic teams of the school. In the mean- time let us wish Mr. Reuter success for next year. E E ' THE RACQUET lliinter Sports and Minor Activities La Crosse is known as a city where the in- habitants do not hibernate with the first signs of winter. lnstead of crawling into their homes with the first blast of a winter wind, the people of La Crosse merely come outside in the same spirit as during summer. The men put on their winter overcoats and the women put away their summer furs, and the entire population goes ahead with its usual activities. Sports are naturally altered, but the degree of intensity with which they are played is by no means dimmed. VVe are sorry to relate that the usual Winter Carnival was not held this year, but it was so sorely missed that the next year will undoubtedly be blessed with one. That the people are bound to keep on playing even in winter is evidenced by the fact that many city organizations donned their carnival costumes and traveled to VVinona where they took part in that city's carnival. Mr. Wfittich and a group of boys from the Physical Education Department were there to win a little game of push-ballg a game which furnishes a great deal of fun and exercise. Several of the down-town stores sent delega- tions to Winona to show that the carnival spirit is not entirely dead in La Crosse. The winter months furnished many desired opportunities for the W. A. A. to take their hikes. It is customary for girls to do much planning of such winter activities, but when the time comes to do them, they lose interest. Such was not the case with the W. A. A., how- ever. This organization is under the super- vision of Miss VVilder who does not allow plans to be made and broken. Consequently, when the winter months came, the W. A. A. girls were found hiking just as though they did not mind the cold at all. When once ac- customed to the cold weather, the girls ex- pressed a desire to take part in other phases of winter activities. Consequently skiing and skating were indulged in with the result that within a few weeks some very credible athletes were developed along these lines. Toboggan- ing was done as a matter of course. Cold weather did not confine Mr. Reuter and his gym classes to the Gymnasium either. Cold weather prompted more than ever the desire to take long hikes into the country. Such activity was engaged in several times during the month and before long the class could boast several brisk walkers. VVith the construction of the skating rink opposite the school, boys were given a good opportunity to skate. Those who had not yet mastered the art were instructed by Mr. Reuter, and those who were good skaters found the exercise to be a pleasant diversion from their regular school work. Toward the end of the basketball season, a hitherto unheard of rivalry expressed itself among the several boarding and rooming houses. The first evidence of this was in the form of a challenge issued by the Reay House to play any other house a game of basketball. The T. N. T. House was not slow in accepting the challenge and a few days later the contest was staged in the big gymnasium. The Reay House triumphed over the T. N. T.'s. Then came the Raatz House, which challenged any other house. The Reay's also defeated them. This form of contest did not continue very long on account of the lateness with which it was started. Next year we are anticipating several encounters of that nature, Adopt the slogan of the Outdoor Sports As- sociation, and, in winter as well as in summer, "Let's Play." A WHO'S WHO IN ATHLETICS Armstrong, Howard-Track man. Known as a team in himself. Captain, 1923. Brown, GlenfFootball man, center, Basketball, guard, Captain-elect. Chinn, Harold-Baseball man First baseman of exceptional ability. Connors, john-Basketball man of exceptional speedg Football. end. Dean, Lloyd-Baseball man of wonderful ability. Remarkable in shortstop position. Captain, 1922. Football, end. Ettinger, Cy-Football. half-back. Baseball, outfield and home-run man. Gunderson, Ole-Football, quarterback. Captain, 1922. Basketball, forward. Hawkins, Harold-Football, quarterback. Basketball, guard. Heis, Neal-Football, tackle. Wrestler of considerable skill. Huseth, Elmer-Basketball, forward. Baseball, third baseman. Hurd, Robert-Football. Good work in 1922 backfield. Hutchins-Football. A powerful fullback of 1923 team. Johnson, Reuben-Baseball, second baseman, a clever captain, 1923. Jorgensen, Ole-Football, end. Basketball, center. Klanrud, Carl-Basketball, guard. Baseball, outfield. Murphy, jack-Football, a halfback of remarkable ability. Mattison, Ralph-Football, guard. One of our best in several years. Captain-elect. Poscover, Max-Football, guard. Track, hammer. Basketball. center and forward, best in several years. Captain, 1923. Ress, Wm.-Football, halfback. Baseball, outfield. Basketball, forward. Sczerbacki, Tom-Football, guard. Baseball, outfield. Shields. joe-Basketball, forward. Baseball, shortstop. Stoneman, Nicholas-Basketball, guard, exceptionally fast. Baseball. catcher. Torresoni, John-Football, a speedy halfback. Track, dash. ll Diem? ll MQW A144002 ,dffvvvvvf +i!fW ,fmMfV26w5 THE RACQUET i - , N . f'f- LITE RARY if STOP! LOOK! READ! Don't think that just because you happened to see the word HLiteraryl' on the preceding page you are going to skip the next ten or fifteen pages. If you do, you will miss a great deal. Unless you read each and every article, story, and poem in this section you will not discover how many geniuses there are among your friends and classmates. XYho can tell, perhaps some day the author of one of these literary contributions will be a famous writer and then how pleasant it will be to know that this person attended your school and that you had the privilege of read- ing his earliest efforts. Neither, if you skip this section, will you have that keen sense of satisfaction that comes from the knowledge that others have put the very hest of themselves into producing something truly worth while and entertaining. Besides, it is up to you as a student to encourage these young writers who may win honor and glory for your school. , Then, too, don't wait until you are old, gray, lonesome, and full of pleasant memories of your school days before you read the literary department, thinking that by that time you can endure reading something very "dry." The ideas in the articles of this annual refer to present conditions at school and in the world at largeg not to those of the future. These literary efforts are for your entertainment now, not hfty years hence. Besides, they are not dry. There seems to be a well established idea circulating among the students of practically all schools that every "Annual" must have a literary department either merely to fill space or to give some evidence of the fact that the school has a scholastic standard. lVhichever of these opinions students wish to accept, they all invariably seem to agree that this department is "dry" and un- interesting, that it must be so, or it would not be literary. This may be true of the literary departments of other annuals, but I challenge anyone to speak thus of our literary section this year. just glance at the following pages. 'Why, there is a poem that looks as though it must have been written by Robert Frost! Can it be? Better read it to find out. XVhat about this articles that seems to be infringing upon Holes' copyright? Take care lest when you have finished reading it you will say that it puts our famous author entirely in the shade. Then, notice these clever little jokes converted into rhyme. But enoughg far be it from me to spoil your pleasure by revealing any more. A word to the wise is sufficientg therefore, read if you wish your interest and curiosity to be satisfied. Renata Gamm. E E THE RACQUET THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BOARDING HOUSE Maintained for Normal Students tXVith apologies to Hohnes.D Vl'hat was that trite remark concern- ing "ham and eggs three times a dayl' that was a moment ago gently tossed toward the retreating hgure of our land- lady, who was just departing for the lower regions, namely, the kitchen, in order to bring forth more of this de- licious ham which undoubtedly has had the honor of being personally acquainted with a butcher of Queen Victoria's time, and also another platter of these more than nourishing eggs which must have seen at least three seasons of cold storage? Please remember, Mr. Phy. Ed., that by this time our hostess has become hardened to such remarks. while the only visible result will be more ham and eggs. However, enough of thisg Mrs. Grun- dy is returning. Oh, what a woman! Red hair, tinged with grayg put up in rags every night and then enveloped in a huge night cap a la 1800. Florid com- plexion. Brown. beady eyes. Coarse voice which tries hard to sound refined. Hideous color combinations, but a good heart withal. As she approaches, I turn to my part- ner, Miss Prim. the only boarder at our table who is not a student, but who is private secretary to .lones and jones, soap manufacturers. if you please, and whisper, K'XYonder whether we will hear some choice morsel of gossip this morning." But no, Mrs. Grundy only remains long enough to glower at me for making the grave social blunder of whispering at table, which is severely condemned by her Hlittiquettyl' book, and then to pass me the abhorred ham and eggs, saying sweetly. "Do help yourself. It'll go to the chickens or into the garbage can if you don't eat it.'l Dear, dear. how ex- tremely Hattering you are. Mrs. Grundy. Ch, well, never mind! Speaking of conceit. what do you think of this? I happened the other day to be talking to a particularly illustrious l923 young man tat least he thought soj and he was telling of a lady friend at home with whom he was mightily concerned. He had been keeping frequent company with the lady in question, and, of course, when he left home to enroll at our school of learning, she was bereft of attention. The kindhearted gentleman of whom I speak, realizing this predicament, and wanting to be fair to the girl, wrote in one of his letters some such words as these: f'In view of the fact that I am no longer able to entertain you, do not hesi- tate to accept the proffers from other friends of yours. Such an action as this will effect a twofold purpose. It will en- able you to enjoy yourself during my ab- sence, and also in coming in contact with the company of other young men, you will, of course, learn to appreciate me more than you possibly have heretoforef' XYhat do I think of the flapper? That's rather an old topic, but just the same, I'd like to air my views on the subject. I believe the flapper is the most maligned creature in America Knot even excepting the chorus girlj. And she's so unjustly mistreated. I How does she differ from her grandmother at sixteen or eighteen? She has broader ideas and interestsg she is far from ignorant of a knowledge of life: she is very sophisticated exterior- ly, she is bold. but not annoyingly so, she follows fashion, she is the personi- Hcation of Pep. But are these such great sins that all "respectable persons' should put up their hands in abject hor- ror whenever they see a member of the flapper species saunter down the street? Are these not rather points in her favor. than faults? .-Xre they not evidences of our advanced civilization? Come. let's be fair with ourselves and the flapper. I, for one, feel safe in vouching for her moral integrity, and in saying that she is equally as sweet and wholesome inside as her demure little grandmother. VVould you judge a girl by her exterior? Might as well judge the occupants of a house by its paint. A flapper is like a Ford: she may make a lot of noise, she may look cheap and giddy, but she can stand a lot of wear and tear on life's rocky road. So here's to THE RACQUET THE FLAPPER The Flapper knows a lot of things Her grandma never knew: The Flapper does a lot of things Her grandma wouldn't do, But do not blame the Flapper She's as good as you or me,- Though she wears a coat of hardness like The bark upon a tree. For underneath the bark you'll see The pith so pure and fine,- Wihy, if I had to make a choice, A Flapper would be mine! She isn't scared of mice and suchg She doesn't faint away, And if there is an accident,- "I know first-aid," she'll say. Do I think the vote will accomplish as much for women as some claim it will? Well, that is a delicate question, since there are so many of the inconsist- ent sex present. I suppose a class of humans who wear summer furs and satin slippers minus overshoes in the winter hardly seem to the more intelligent half of humanity the proper ones to handle s11ch an epoch-making thing as the bal- lot. But I say that anyone who can manage a MAN has ability enough to manipulate votes. And yet, do you know, I have heard that husbands tell their wives and fathers their daughters how to vote, and the poor, spineless creatures do it. Umm! Strawberry shortcake? Rather early, isnlt it? 'Went to the store the other dayg there were some strawber- ries on the counter. Thirty cents a pint box, if you please, and seven berries to the box! I came from a farm, there's where you have the real shortcake, The crust all goldeny brown, pieces of yel- low butter, berries and sugar crushed to a sirupy sweetness, and to top it all off. a big splash of whipped cream. Contrast that with the article that is passed out to you in boarding houses. fXYhisper. Don't let the landlady know what I saidj I distinctly remember a particularly beautiful mulberry tree that once stood quite majestically in our front yard, but stands no more, poor thing. Every suc- cessive year it seemed to pine away fthis is no punj and become less beauti- ful-and you ask the cause? I shall tell you. It was a logical result of being killed by inches. Each year as it brought forth its fruit of leaves and branches, it was robbed of them one by one, and before the time came for it to shed its leaves, it certainly presented a forlorn aspect, a victim of circumstance, laid on the altar by the supreme master of the household, my father, to punish the deeds of an errant son. They say now that it's very good form to serve coffee with the dessert rather than with the dinner proper. Another illustration of where we sacrifice com- fort for style. XYhen the time comes for the coffee to be served, one is nearly strangled to death. Cnc cannot be too careful nowadays when crossing railroad tracks. The ten- dency seems to be that 'Tll beat her all right," but be careful, the result might be a tie. A person whose life is made up of a deflnite round of activities with no change to renew his energy Withers young. I feel at present as if I were about ripe for a vacation, and I cannot help but think of a most beautiful spot of nature, an ideal place to spend a va- cation. In the central part of our state there is a beautiful lake hemmed in on two sides by granite bluffs, on the third by bluffs densely wooded, and on the fourth by a marvelous forest which has in recent years been transformed into a state park. The water, which is a deep, sea blue, partly from the reflection of the dark green of the trees and partly from the blue-gray tints of the granite, seems to have caught a portion of the deep blue of the sky and carried it to its very depths. A faint breeze is stirring, which awakens murmurings among the stately pines and blows across the water, leav- ing in its trail silvery ripples which sparkle and flash in the afternoon sun- light. Two or three tiny cottages dot one shore line and on the water can be seen but a single sailboat, whose sails seem to be of the rarest silk, whose masts appear made of gold, and whose entire outline brings to mind a fairy ship sailing a fairy sea. All else is peace. Truly, this is a lively spot to spend one's vacation. TH E RACQU ET You say you can hardly wait for the baseball season to open? Baseball, who does not enjoy watching a game of base- ball, especially a game where there is much competition and good-humored rivalry? tMiss Prim, who detests sports of all kinds because they are a waste of time and weaken one's character, evi- dently disapproves of the turn our con- versation has taken, for she has begun reading a pamphlet entitled, "Hints to the Business XYomang How to Look Young at Forty."j Nevertheless the rest of us all enjoy baseball and I'm sure that not one of us is going to miss a single game this season. Xl'hat was that remark about cemeter- ies being spooky places? A cemetery isn't the worst place in the world to be in, Since we all have to go there even- tually, why not now? I mean that walk- ing through a cemetery has a very sooth- ing effect on the nervesg that is, if the cemetery is in a secluded spot and you do not take your walk on a moonless night. Think of the fountains and How- ers, the velvety grass, and tall, swaying trees. One can spend some valuable, meditative half-hours in a place like this. And above all, don't forget the wealth of information which can be gleaned from the tombstones. XYhat do you think of these for epitaphs? AAs I am now so you shall he. Prepare for Death and follow me." t'Herc lies cut down like upripe fruit, The wife of Deacon Amos Shutef' "Oh! Happy Probationer! Accepted without being Exercised." IYhat do I think of our teachers? XYhy. they're all right, of course. They have their shortcomings, 'tis true, just as all the rest of us dog they would not be good teachers without their faults. That's a rather contradictory statement. I'll admit, but students can profit just as much and perhaps more from studying the errors and detects of their instruc- tors as from passively absorbing every- thing submitted and sanctioned by them. Our mentors do cherish to think of themselves as ones upon whom the bur- den of maintaining civilization rests, but we cannot envy them for that, can we? Happiness is the end of living, and since some people choose to keep happy by thinking of themselves as the pillars of society, 'tis good and well, for far be it from me to deny happiness to any mor- tal creature. Our teachers have many good and noble qualities, however, we can safely depend upon their being auto- matically kept before us. ,Tis of their shortcomings that I wish to relate here. Am I correct when I speak of blufhng as a defect? Being human and likewise possessed of inmnnerable defects, I may be mistaken, but just for the sake of con- venience, we'll assume that bluffing is a defect. Now then, if you should wish to know exactly how many potatoes, not how many bushels of potatoes, but how many potatoes Ireland will produce in 1923, just ask the proper authority on the third Hoor. He will tell you the exact number without blushing, and I think he would succeed in making you believe it. too, if you are endowed with at least a little human credulity. If you are charitably inclined and wish to con- tribute to the happiness of the same authority, just enroll in his classes and permit yourself to be convinced that you don't know anything. As I said be- fore, happiness is the end of living and ought not to be denied to anyone, even our teachers. Somewhat off the subject but not en- tirely, may I say a few words about the daisies that haven't been plucked yet? I say yet for where there is life there is hope. They say that most of the joy lies in the wish: if that be true, Hour un- plucked daisies" are getting an undue portion of joy. But again far be it from me to deny happiness to anyone. even "our unplucked daisies.', Coming back to my subject again, it must be a truism that strenuous physi- cal exercise continually indulged in by women possessed of a strong sense of rhythm and almost superb mastery of muscular coordination is apt to be ac- companied by a certain amount of self- importance and an erratic temperament. No doubt, using only one case as an ex- ample is not the scientific method, but since I am referring to one case in par- ticular, I'll call it a truism for that spe- cific case. THE RACQUET Some of our teachers are endowed with unusually great imaginative powers, a very desirable trait, to be sure, for it too contributes much to the happiness of those so fortunate. To them, facts, hard cold facts, are unimportant, they are mere appendices of our field of knowledge, put there to torment and ex- ercise people's dull minds. But we could live just as well and perhaps more hap- pily without taking them into account for our ideals, our imaginations. our emotions, our artistic temperaments. our fancies, our dreams are the things with which we build. All you have to do is imagine to yourself, if you're a teacher. that all your pupils have their lessons well prepared today and your recitation will be a successful one: that is, in your estimation, whether it be so or other- wise. To me, 'tis a delightful piece of imagination and my only regret is that our teachers do not use their imagina- tions more often. -Anonymous. THE LAST PRAISE Dark and soundless were the Montana prairies. That was to be expected, for when the bleak November comes, a pro- found- stillness seems to pervade. Nature seems to have been cruel to that section of the country between the Yellowstone and the "Little Missouriu rivers. Nevertheless some ranchers are found scattered here and there, but on the whole the solitary herds wandering over the grassy prairies add to the dreary and uninviting scene. In the dis- tance it is more foreboding, for to the southwest starts the unsettled, hideous, and wild expanse known as the Ubad lands." Silent and sadlike stretches this expanse-clay hills with ravines inter- woven, the creeping cedar and gray sage growing in abundance over them. It seems as if this land exists only for the purpose of laughing at the futility of life. A human mortal will do strange things and go to strange places in order to win the material victories of life. So we would expect to find some such person living in this region. Deacon jones lived here. It is a strange place to find a deacon, but, like so many deacons, we find them where they ought not to be. The few settlers and ranchers regarded him as a great man. It was true that he served them as a lawyer as well as a weather prophet. He was always first and foremost at every revival meeting, and it was an established fact that the circuit rider used to make the deacon's house his headquarters, when making his rounds. He was thought to be al- most superwise and capable by his fel- lowmen because he seemed able to dis- cus any subject. whether familiar with it or not. If one should have entered his shack he would have discovered the volumes of Shakesspeare and Tbsen. The reason why such a character lived here. no one knew. But the fact is that gambling in land made him live - this "hum-drum" existence. Thus years had passed and Deacon Jones had quietly led a pessi- mistic and narrow life. He was indeed a monk or a hermit who had only his own cynical and narrow aims in view. YYhenever drought checked the growth of the forage or when a blizzard killed any cattle, he would remark in a philoso- phical manner: "Yea, 'tis the will o' the Almighty! He sees the ones that puts to- baccer tags in the contribution box." The world to him was sour and bitter. It is said that the world without is a reflection of the world within. If the world within is better, then the external world must be the same. He forgot that it is for man to play, to laugh with na- ture as well as to pile up victories. It was customary for the ranchers at this time of the year to 'fship" their cattle to market. The usual procedure was that the cattle were driven to the town of Sannish by the ranchers, and at this point the "critters" were loaded on the cars for shipment. As November was at hand, it was necessary to start making preparations for the event. Hence, Deacon Jones was not surprised to hear footsteps outside as he was sit- ting alone in his log cabin, he knew that it was Spike Scott who had come to talk things over. They were not the best of friends, and the conversation that followed was very brief. THE RACQUET "Reckon ye expect to ship with us, Deacon?" "jest so! jest so! But not yet." "VVhy not? The pasture and money is gone." The Deacon mused for a moment. "Reckon ya spent yours for booze." There was a profound silence, then Spike answered, "That should hurt no one but me. Don't argue, but tell me if you ships with us." A terse but heated argument followed, the Deacon telling Spike that if they waited, the price of beef would go up, that it would be easy to earn money by holding the stock. As a parting remark the Deacon added, "VVhen the returns are received. I ,spect youse allow me some for holding over the circuit rider." "Don't worry, if you are in need, the Lord will provide for you," was Spike's sarcastic farewell. H. Spike, as well as some of the other ranchers, became impatient about the delay. At last the Deacon announced that the top peak in price had been reached, and that cars had been secured for shipment. December was at hand and the storms and blizzards of winter were brewing somewhere in the distance. VVhen the day came for the trip, Spike was in no mood to go with the drivers. His old and feeble mother was ill and Spike hated the idea of leaving her alone. But the vision of card games and clinking glasses intoxicated his senses, he de- cided to go. Besides, the Deacon had promised to take care of the sick pa- tient, so why worry? "Better get her some Peruna or something in town, Spike." IlYa-ll "Leave out celebrating and take care of the green roll." The cattle and rider started with noise and exclamation from the drivers. " ,Tis jest so, if your life is made for pleasure, then drink your fill, but your life's made for doing good." "Oh! shut up! yer more of a witch than a man.' "jest so"-but the Deacon did not finish, Spike was off with the rest of the men. NVhen the afternoon came, the Deacon strolled over to Spike's mother. It was not a sick visit-it was purely a busi- ness visit. How much was she owing? To whom would the land revert if she died? Those were the questions that came to his mind. Nevertheless, the Deacon offered his sympathy and even read some of the songs he had learned at the last revival meeting. Night came, and darkness. The nec- essary information obtained, the would- be samaritan went his way. Spike's mother was not really sick, she was only tired, like one who is tired and wishes to rest. Her remaining boy had brought sorrow to her, and it is not to be won- dered at that she wished to take all her sorrows, and, using them for a pillow. lie down by the wayside to rest. XVith night came the storm, a typical blizzard that blinded and tormented ev- erything in its path. The screaming wind, the swirling snow, make one think that nature was enraged. The riders and Spike. however. were now at their high feast. They did not mind the storm, for in the "Star Tav- ern" the merry group of ranchers forgot storm, home, and everything. At last a drowsy sleep stole over each, and one by one they fell asleep on the floor. At this time somebody else fell asleep. Spike did not know this, and even the Deacon with his owl-like wisdom did not know it. Life's cup was empty, and the brave mother's life was over. The cup that "clears today of regrets and fears" stood empty on the tavern table, and the merrymaking was over. VVith dawn came daylight, and the storm still raged on. Spike was gone! In his drunken sleep his benumbed senses told him of his mother's plight. So through that day the faithful saddle horse took his unsober master toward home. Wlhen darkness came again, the horse .and Spike had reached the Dea- con's house. "jest so! jest so! reckon some of the neighbors wanting 'elp?" Spike entered, and he was indeed a sad sight. Snow and ice covered his E' E TH E RACGU ET clothes-his hands and face were bruised and bleeding, a wild and glassy look was in his eyes. f'How is she?" "jest so-reckon you haven't lost the roll yet?" Spike lurched into a chair. "To ,ell with your money ! Wihy doncha take care of her?" "Drunk again, eh?" "Take the horse and go over, Deacon. I,1Tl all in." The Deacon looked out the window and shuddered, "Guess you're ing don't think I can pass through Lone Gully, most likely she is full of snow." III. Each man has the right to make his own mistakes. Spike had made many mistakes in life, the Deacon laid em- phasis on the mistakes and forgot that enjoyment of life comes from our own mistakes and not from cynicism and pessimism. Before Spike's mind passed a procession of memories. It stirred him and slowly he arose and went out into the night and storm. "Don't think he can make it-My God! The money will be lostf' was the Deaconfs comment. Several hours later the storm quieted and one by one the stars came out. It was cold, still. and calm. A lovely covering of snow stretched far and wide. Lone Gully could not be passedg Spike and the dead saddle horse were ample proof of the fact. The Deacon found the scene of disaster in the morning. A smile of satisfaction crept to his face. "jest so! Knew it would happen. XVell. I kinda took care of iem, not more than right l should have the prop'ty." That evening there was light in Spike's shack. A man was there looking after "the interests." As before, his visit was purely one of business. The few necessary papers he tucked in his pocket and then made ready to leave. 'iReckon it will be a community burial, itls the cheapestf' was the Deacon's com- ment. There was no one to see and no one to hear, and with a smile of satisfac- tion, the man made his departure. XVhen a blizzard has swept its course, it spreads a banquet table for the ani- mals of the wilds. The packs of coyotes driven to frenzy, come from the bad lands and raid the land to see what ani- mals may have perished in the storm. There is then a period of plenty, and the devilish prairie wolves sing familiar death-hymns over the dead. lt was a lone and solitary walk for the Deacon to make back to his home. His object had been obtained, however, hence he did not mind the cold of the evening. Far off in the distance came the howl of a coyote-long, mournful, and plaintive. Other members of .the pack took up the cry. It seemed as if a coyote had become vocal and was tell- ing the pack all that he knew. The Dea- con heard the howl, but prairie wolves are regarded as sulking and not harm- ful, consequently he was not disturbed. He decided to pass by Lone Gully to see if anything of value could be found there -perhaps a scrap of paper having some value. 1 The wind told a story to thehprairle wolves, and the pack had in an instinc- tive manner decided to pass by Lone Gully. Perhaps they also wanted to see if anything of value could be found there. Again a howl sounded, followed by a full chorus. There was silence. A ghoul-like stillness seemed to hang over and pervade all. Then there' came a mad, devilish chorus, and in this was heard The high the terror shriek of a man. ' feast was on, and the law of beasts is, "if life is made for pleasure. then C313 your till." IV. True to the Deacons prophecy a C0111- munity burial was held. Sp1ke.and the Deacon were buried together 111 Lone Gully. The circuit rider was there, and he in a very eulogistic manner pictured how the good Deacon had gone out 1Ht0 the storm to the rescue of Spike. The torn papers found in the remains of the Deacon's coat made some of the ranch- ers doubt the validity of that statement- However, the circuit rider did not know the story and was ignorant of the fact that the Deacon's philosophy of life WHS not adjusted to the facts of life. THE RACQUET Nature always bestows the last praise. Mother Nature had been equal in her gifts to both persons, and had been equally cruel to both. What the people said about Spike or the Deacon did not concern either anymore. People bestow praises and favor unequally. Nature bestows the last praise fairly. The sage grew equally well on both mounds, and the checkered shade of sunlight and shadow danced over both. Yet we won- der as we listen if the dismal howl of the prairie wolf tries to scorn or praise the work of the silent sleepers. The wild geese flying their way across the land also sing their last praise equally for both, and if one could be there to listen, he would be thrilled by the spirit of the prairie solitude. -By A. L. Henderson. A SONNET VVe view the passing year without regret, As spring leads summer, fall does winter bring, Our buoyant, hopeful hearts will ne'er forget That soon again the meadow lark will singg Soon Grandad Bluff in verdant beauty clad Shall cheer our hearts with inspiration new, And our dear Normal with a welcome glad Shall then shine forth in springtime's pearly dew. But what! when cherished friend has passed away, And nevermore our eyes shall see him come VVhom eagerly we greeted day by day: VVhat comfort then shall make us feel at home? O weep, dear friends, weep sadly day by day, For ne'er our eyes shall see the loved "Green Bay." Renata Gamm. TO GRANDAD BLUFF Proudly you stand against the morning sun, Your bold and scarred face which time defies, Sentinel of the vale through which the Hood does run- The homes of men which at thy feet do lie. VVhence did the Redman when by his enemies beset Out from thy crest his bold defiance chant. The pioneer who to the westward let His visions seek the prairie's wide expanse. Cruel man now has thy noble beauty marred. Time's methods were too slow as it would seem, How quickly has mere man thy proud head scarred, Soon will thy beauty pale and cease to gleam, As now we see it as the sun's rays rest Upon you as it sinks into the west. Fred Heitman. RENDEZVOUS The shining whiteness of a glowing moon Descends upon the dainty green garden flowersg I stand, alone, beneath the leafy bowers And sadly dream of hours that passed too soon. A hundred mem'ries crowd themselves upon me, To thrill and till my heart with sweetest sadnessg Recalling moments Filled with joy and gladness, Soft words of love, and promises to be. Your voice comes floating on the quiet nightg Was that your kiss that touched me like a flame? I feel your presence near. I call your name. Nothing answers. Nothing greets my sight. Breezes in the tall trees softly moan, The moonlit night wears Ong I stand alone. George Gerling. I THE RACQUET A SONNET O flame! O ever curling, changing Flame, Bright, flickering, orangey-yellow glow, What grotesque figures, never twice the same, In the flaring luminous blaze you show- Of fairy folk engaged in some strange game, Or golden dragons dancing to and fro. Fantastic forms and shapes you paint, O flame, Enchanted beasts and folk I do not know. I love, half in a dream, to sit and gaze Upon the burning log 'round which doth play The tiny pretty blue-grey shitting blaze, And on weird shadows cast by hre's ray. O flame, some mystic fantast you must be Who weaves such magic imagery for me. Marian Hughes. FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING Five o'clock in the morning! I woke with a start and groped for my watch. Alas! It actually was live in the morning! I had arrived at the farm the day before to spend the Christmas vacation, and had enjoyed myself. But now! My love of farm life was, like the thermometer, down to zero. I had my old room, upstairs, and, half unconscious though I was, I heard someone banging at the kitchen stove downstairs. I knew from past experience that within live minutes I would be summoned for duty. Oh! how I dreaded to think of it! I crawled farther down into my nest of quilts and tried with all my power to keep awake,-this to prevent time from flying by so swiftly. I peeped out through a small opening in the entangled covers, and was not at all pleased with what I saw. My room was dark, but through the frosty window panes I could see that the stars were shining. The frosty twilight outside seemed to intensify the gnawing cold. Outside. the silence of the tombs reigned supreme. Again I gazed at my watch. Four minutes and Fifty-eight seconds after tive! I heard foosteps coming toward the foot of the stairs. I recognized the boss' stride and knew that my time had come. I heaved a deep sigh of resignation and, with a supreme effort, raised myself on one elbow. Oh joy! He walked past the door into the room adjoining the kitchen. I felt as though I had just had a narrow escape from death. Blissfully I settled down for another two seconds of delicious warmth. Again the measured tread ap- proached the stairway. Now, indeed, I was lost! I followed the boss' progress across the floor, in my imagination. VVith his every foot-fall, I knew exactly where he was. Now he was halfway across the room-now he was just before the door-now his hand was on the knob-I heard the click of the latch-I heard the door open. "Oh, VValter! Time to get up!" Now I know how a poor sinner would feel when he heard the final trumpet on judgment Day! . Walter Hendricks. THE RACQUET OUR FORD Oh dear! If we only had a Ford. How many a time has this expression been uttered by some tired pedestrian or some pleasure- seeking individual? It is worn thread-bare, and is patiently waiting to be laid to rest beneath the green grass and sweetly-scented flowers. But will this welcome Death ever arrive? No, not until our worldls greatest benefactor, Henry Ford, has bestowed upon each one of our citizens one of those harmless little toys, the Ford. Behold the sparkling little creature standing before our door, waiting for us to descend from our porch to turn the crank, and sail forth into the country for a truly wonderful ride, free from the worries of all work. Is it through mischance that this long-wished- for article has come to us? Oh no, it is the representative of only five years of diligent saving with this end in view. Let us then sail forth. Is it not wonderful that just by turning a crank, pushing in a clutch, loosening a brake, and pressing an accelerator. that we leave home and skim away over the road, nothing but peace and contentment about us? lt is good to be alive. to leave care and worries behind us, and to refresh ourselves with the new scenes before us. Alas, what is that? 'We are motionless. Something is wrong. The soft-springed cushions of the seat refuse to hold us any longer. Out we must go to investigate the innards of our unexcelled car. Is it the generator? Is it the carburetor? How are we to repair the defective organism? Help us, oh passerby. He stops, and after a few moments' silent investigation, pronounces the verdict, UNO gasoline." XYe must then hurry to the neighboring town for the necessary stimulus for our highly-honored vehicle. Why, we passed the place only ten minutes before. But oh, how far it is! Let us become mathematicians. lf the speedometer registers thirty miles, and we travel for ten minutes, how far do we travel? Three miles, most assuredly. Three miles traveled by car and three miles traveled by foot are quite different. Therefore the beautiful scenes of ten minutes ago have lost some of their glimmer. NVe see only dust, and dirt, and red gasoline cans, and bills, rapidly-mounting bills. VVe finally return with our remedy and proceed to fill the empty tank of our tiny toy. Now we are ready to continue our journey, but it has lost its sweetness, and we fear more troubles. P-p-pop, there goes the tire. The springs of the cushion yield still more readily this time as they have hardly been touched by us again. It is, of course, only a matter of time and patience to remove a punctured tire and to replace and inflate a new one Kas there luckily is a spare onel. But both time and patience are stretched to the utmost before we are ready to go on, Let us now hope that there will be no more trouble before we reach our destination, now only two miles distant. Ah, we are coming nearer. Only a quarter of a mile remains. Everything is well. VVe round the corner and approach the gate. Oh! Be care- ful! There is another Ford standing in the entrance! Don't go on! B E THE RACQUET But it is too late. The beloved Ford cannot stop. Smash-h-h! There is a meeting of the brothers, and we may sit down to mourn the passing of two noble and worth-while friends. In conclusion I must say that this is not intended to be a lesson on thrift or a plea to avoid the fun-provoking Fords, but rather an effort to illustrate the true personality of that article if not handled with precaution by a well-educated or experienced trainer of wilful and self-controlled machines. Alice johnson. MENDIN' SOCKS Something there is in me that likes to mend- To feel the poor worn socks grow whole again Beneath my fingers, old and worn, themselves, The busy needle threads its steady way Now in, now out, now in and out again- And forms a sort of homely basket weave. It cloesn't have to be exact, but then I just take pride in doing it that way. The washing done and ironing, too,-along 'Bout Thursday night I fetch my mending box, And draw a fav-rite chair up night the lamp. And there I sit, and rock, and mend, and think, From 'hind his paper Pa will sometimes peep, To tell me some forgotten gossip that He heard in town, or read me bits of news He thinks I'll like. It's rather cheery then. The cat curls up beneath the stove and purrs Herself to sleep, while from the kitchen comes The ticking of the clock that sets upon The shelf above the range. And I have just To close my weary eyes, to see the dear Old kitchen there before me as it looked This morning with the sun's warm rays A-streaming through the open windows, or To feel the fresh spring breeze a-waitin' in And settin' all the paper on the shelves A-waving and a-crackling,-just as though 'Twas clapping from sheer joy' cause Spring has come. A pair of house wrens 'neath the eves have e'en Begun their nest, and from the orchard came The smell of sweet'ning sap, fresh-bursting from Its hiding. So I sang this morning as I worked. Oh, yes, I'm getting old, but then Each spring just seems to put new life in me And makes me pow'ful glad to be alive. Something there is in me that likes to mend, It's comfortable on winter nights to rock And darn. When summer comes once more, I'll take My things and sit out on the porch 'fore Pa Comes home to supper. There the buzzing bees Go skimming o'er my rows of hollyhocks, But stop to kiss the nectar from the rose. Oh I can mend and look about: it's not Such careful work it needs a watchful eye Bent on it all the while. It sort of rests A person, just to sit, and mend, and think. I think of evenings thirty years ago,- The children home-a noisy, boist'rous crowd, Their joyous laughter echoing through the house, Their shining faces lighting up the room. 'Twas never quiet then, like it is now, And mending took a couple evenings then. Sure playing marbles made a lot of work With holes as big as dollars at the knees Of every boyish sock. But then it was Such fun for them, I didn't mind. And now I'd like to live those days again, It seemed that I was needed, wanted more, But now there's only Pa and I-that's all. And I must put my mending things away, And set the bread, tomorrow's baking day. Emma A. Hanson. ODE T0 DAWN The golden dip of dawn is hallo'd o'er By hymns of joy from many a feathery breast, And now thc robin calls from out the moor, Pleads with his mate to join the merry fest, Now crimson, saffron turns to lucid gold, Proclaims in tongues of tire the coming day. The crocus peeps from out its dewy mold, A scented breeze flits by like airy faye, Sweet music haunts the air from eliin's flight And wakes the blushing rose buds in the bower. That whisper one to each the dreams of night. Now wakes the lily from the pearly shower: The Sun God from his altar smiles benign On birds and flowers and fields and grazing kine. Dora Johnson. THE NAVAJO The wide expanse of emptiness Enthralled the wandering man- The desert with its changing hues, Its men of rugged tan. Here lives the wandering Navajo, People of a dying race, VVho mourn their coming fate VVith a stern, expressionless face. The sun is their supreme God, The desert is their mother. Their religion-of the simplest, "Help him who is your brother." The white man helped the Navajo, And touched him on the heart. The Indian followed at his side And never did they part. TH E RACQU ET The red man call him f'Bi Nai," VVhich in Indian tongue means brother. He repaid him in his Indian way Because he knew no other. After the Navajo had toiled, Helping the white man win his quest, He grasped the stranger by the hand, And turned slowly toward the west. The white man watched the Indian Disappear behind the slope. The parting made him sad. But his heart was full of hope. The sun was setting in the VVest, It shone on the Navajo's face, As he wound his way through the cactus Back to his dying race. The desert knows the story Of the two men that met there. One returned to happiness, The other, to despair. SUNSET THOUGHTS I saw a sunset down a city street- A sunset over houses drab and dread- A glowing sky through trees by autumn bared, And to my eyes, unwonted, came a tear. Oh so much beauty in the sky above, So little beauty in this earth below, VVhere all is hurry, scurry, get, and gain And few take time to see the sunset glow. 1 I And as I brushed the foolish tears away, A host of voices in my tired brain Began incessant clamoring to be heard- I tried to shut them out, it was in vain. Said one unruly voice in accents bold, "Show me a sunset over olden rain ' - g g - A field of yellow waving in the breeze By evening wafted over hill and plain." "Let me but view a sunset o'er a lake By evening calmed 3 the dusky pines turned redg The sky a maze of colors-blended soft: All peaceful-still"g another wee voice said, A subtle wonder seized me suddenlyg These voices that were singing words so sweet VVere but my inmost thoughts as I stood there, Xvatching a sunset down a city street. Emma A. Hanson. "GYM" AND "ART" One day a group of freshmen girls Walked down the street together. One was sad, the other glad, The third talked of the weather. VVhen suddenly a fair one cried: "I'm through with "Gym" forever. The doctor wrote a little note That I need take 'Gyml never." f'Oh. if-" exclaimed the others then VVith thrilling animation- But what they claimed and what they named Caused painful excitation. For just then passed a lady fair Of stately mien and carriage, "How shockingly, how mockingly, They speak of love and marriage," She thought and looked most horrified At what to her seemed boldness. She stood aghastg at last she passed VVith dignity and coldness. The girls all wondered what was wrong, VVhat caused this stupefaction! They thought it out: they fought it out: They trained their brains to action. At last one said: HI have it now, The scorn with which she classed us: "It's what one cried and all replied, The moment when she passed us." And what was it that the girls did say VVith innocent joy and tranquil heart? Now listen well to the end of my lay:- "If you don't take 'Gymf you'll have to take 'Art'." Renata Gamm. ON THE SEA SHORE The rippling gold-tinged Waters Danced in the pale moonlight To the songs of Neptune's daughters, Who sing in the dead of night. A breeze hung aloft in the air, XVhistling a mournful tune, XVhile occasional feathery clouds did dare To cover the face of the moon. There on the sandy, sleeping shore Sat a lonely weeping maid, Heavy was the burden she bore, And harshly was it laid. She stared across the boundless sea, As if seeking a foreign land. And from her eyes, the tears so silvery Fell on the golden sand. Her eyes were blue, and once were bright g But now held a vacant stare. She seemed to be searching for a light In the obscurities of the air. For he loved her, and she loved him, And they lived in each other's hearts, But fickle fate, in a treacherous whim, Had torn the lovers apart. They were born in the fishing town, On this beautiful, quiet shore. E' E THE RACQUET His were parents of no renown, XVhile hers were of little more. They passed together through childhood, lYith love true as the heavenly blue. Then he left for the city-he felt that he should, But he promised her he would be true. Alas I The city is a brilliant flame That attracts the butterfly, And this young man was singed with shame, And ran away to die. So he sailed the endless, boundless sea. Leaving forever a living love That lived in agony. That poor, wretched, faithful dove. And now she sits on the sandy shore Day after day, night after night. XYhile vacant eyes look the wide sea o'erg And the stars weep at the sight. The wind grew very strong one night, And the waves joined in the fray. Like writing in the sand is washed from sight The waves washed her sorrows away. .-Xnd the rippling gold-tinged waters Still dance in the pale moonlight. To the songs of Neptune's daughters IVho sing in the dead of night. THE EVOLUTION OF FACE POWDER It may be interesting to members of the female sex, and also to curious mem- bers of the opposite sex, to be informed on the evolution of face powder. A friend of mine once placed into my hands a curious manuscript which I kept as an addition to my collection of antiques without endeavoring to discover its con- tents. So it lay unnoticed, to be a haven of the dust family. One rainy day, how- ever, while running through some pa- pers of mine, I happened upon this relic, which had existed in oblivion, so far as I was concerned. Growing inquisitive, which attitude received a greater stimu- lus because of my having nothing of importance to take up my time, I set myself to the task of translating the curious language. By chance I discov- ered the key and gained an interesting bit of past history. Face powder, so the manuscript re- vealed, passed through a long period of development. Many millions of years ago, in the northeast portion of South America, tlbefore that continent received that name-I don't know what it was called thenj there flourished the female city-State of Flapperdom. This mu- nicipality was a democracy in its crudest form-a sort of government of the wo- men, by the women, and for the women fto apply Lincoln's long worn out but well suited phrase in a female sense to a government, and a country populated wholly by females, and mournfully des- titute of the coolness and common sense of a single manj. It happened that Flapperdom was con- tinually at war with an enemy state, Vampireville. It, too, was a feminine democracy, but differed from the other in one respect. The women of Flapper- dom, I forgot to mention, were white, white as snow, that is after a raing for the country was a very dusty one,- while those of Vampireville were black, so the rain had no marked effect on their appearance. Every year for forty years the two nations found grounds for an annual war, and every year for forty years the Flappers were defeated. XVhen the forty-first year arrived, another war was provoked as the result of an argument between the two countries as to which had the best looking president. So the two armies were arrayed for the forty- tirst time. The army of Flapperdom was a beautiful sight-composed of the an- cestors of modern wives, other men's wives, flirts, stenographers, ten-cent store clerks, ribbon counter girls, co-eds, and school teachers. And, like a VVin- chester pump gun, after a few weeks of war the situation looked as if the defeat was a faithful repeater. Every Happer. as usual, was in consternation. VVhy was it that they were always defeated? They surely were better looking! CBut, as there were no men, brains meant morej. An indignation meeting was called by the general to discuss and discover the cause for what seemed to be a bad habit -the habit of being defeated. The sol- diers assembled, and the hub-bub started THE RACQUET Clike that which usually accompanies an afternoon teaj-When, suddenly a black woman from the other army rushed in their midst. She leaped to the platform and cried, "lf you will tell me what kind of hair shampoo you use, I will tell you why defeat clings to you like a mustard plaster." The army of Flapperdom yelled its assent. The traitor from the enemy camp con- tinued : "Just before the first war in the his- tory of our two countries, an agreement was made to fight only during the night, because you of the white race feraed that the heat of the noon-day sun might ruin your fair complexions. So, for forty years, we have battled in the night, and, for forty years, you have suffered de- feat. Our color blends well with the darkness, and we are dihficult to discern. Although you are white, your presence would not be so obvious to us but for the fact that your noses shine so brightly in the dark, and offer us a target to shoot at. Look at your dead. Have they not all been shot in the nose?" This information was very enlighten- ing, it solved the problem. but, the wo- men questioned themselves. could a shiny nose be overcome? No solution could be offered. As the time was going fast, the Flappers decided to continue the war iu spite of the handicap. New tactics were to be used. A spy was sent to discover the exact location of the enemy camp. Two hours passed, but the spy did not return. Another was sent-never to return. Then another, and still another, till those requested re- fused to venture forth. Then the head cook of the army, in a spirit of self- sacrifice, volunteered. In her hurried preparation, while standing on a table to reach for her hat, she fell headlong into a barrel of Hour. Unhurt and un- abashed, she scrambled out. and, hur- riedly brushing the Hour from her eyes and mouth, she set forth with a face all snowy white. ln a half hour she re- turned, much to the surprise of the gen- eral, who had felt her future meals slip- ping away. The news spread like wild- fire. All details were discussed. Then, one brilliant sage, and this was a super- stitious age, offered the suggestion that the cook's falling into the Hour barrel was a magic feat that saved her life and that would bring victory to the Flappers. The women were determined to wing so the cook's tent became a popular place. VVoman after woman dived headlong in- to the Hour barrel. In a few minutes the cook's tent was swallowed up by a deluge of females, who pushed and squeezed and fought, all trying to jump into a single barrel at the same time. Eventually, all received an opportunity to take a dive. Two unfortunate women that were the last to perform the cere- mony. were blessed with broken necks, due to the fact that by that time all the flour was on the faces of the soldiers of Flapperdom, and so they came in con- tact with the bottom of the barrel. Soon the bugle sounded, and the line of march formed, with every flapper all floured up, except the unfortunate two who got the bottom of the barrel all over their faces. That array of female faces looked much like the motley horde of calsomined countenances so prevalent today. The third battle of the forty-first an- nual war started. and ended with a vic- tory for the Flappers, After that, battle after battle was won until the war came to an end. There was great celebration in Flap- perdom. lt was the first victory of the flapper. The army cook became a hero- ine, and, because it brought victory to Flapperdom the jumping-in-the-barrel act was made an annual ceremony to be performed by every one on the 4th of -lune. So powderiug the face actually took its crudest form in Houring the face. And every year, on the 4th of june, the en- tire population of Flapperdom could be seen diving into barrels of flour. And a common sight for two or three weeks after the holiday was women with ban- daged faces. hobbling along on crutches or leaning on canes. But by the end of a century, accuracy in hitting the flour without touching the edge of the barrel E I E' THE RACQUET became inherent, and the period of in- validism no longer trailed behind the 4th of -Iune. The women then discovered that the act of jumping into the barrel did not bring them victory, but that the flour took the shine from their noses. They also discovered that a shiny nose marred their beauty. The flouring act became a daily duty. The barrel was discarded. The life of tlour was not long. XVhen- ever it rained the Happers found that their faces no longer were covered with flour, but with dough. Hence, the origin of the expression, "dough-head." And when the sun came out again the dough hardened and baked. This was the time when the women first possessed crust -and they never lost it. Coming to the conclusion that the face was not the best place on which to bake bread, the Happers sought a new face covering, or rather a nose duller. Leaps and bounds of development followed, un- til face powder arrived at its present des- tination. This essay was written to exercise my fmgersg as for powder, I donlt give puff. LETTERS SELDOM PRINTED Dear Mamie: Of course you know lim at this Normal school, and of course you being my best friend. I feel it my duty to tell you something of my environment which is so different from the old town. I am taking Sociology which teaches me how to be a good citizen, and how to know your fellowmen, the latter being interesting around this place. I'm not so well acquainted with the professor of that subject and itls just lately that I found out his name was Mr. Pruitt instead of Mr. Push, which was quite appropriate for him. He is a very bright man having the degree of M. I. which stands for Methods of Classroom Interruption. He is very fond of stories which begin in his office and usually end quite happily. Besides Sociology, I also take Natural Science, not birds and grass. VVe studied an angle worm the other day to prove that its back is smoother than its front but by the time it got to the back row it was rough on all sides from handling. Of course this is all very fine to know in case you're holding one for petting, youlll know which side to pet it on. Dr. Frazee who is chief of this class is an M. A. T. N. T., or Director of Physiognomical Calesthenics and Professor of Recti-linear Perambulation. I also have an eight o'clock class where the teacher talks most of the hour and the students read magazines, newspapers, and books, placed sort of casual like among other books. They turn the pages very slowly and carefully so as not to disturb the teacher. There aren't very many deep thinkers in this class as most of them look sleepy and vague-like. The girls finish combing their hair, and most of the fellows tie and untie their neckties, and finish lacing their shoes so by the end of the class time everybody seems just about woke up. In this class we learn all about the great battles, such as when the Assassins and the Bohemians, or maybe it was the Tarzans, I get them mixed up, fought against the Boilermakers, and how Pokras Mouse-Lenken-Wfulff of the Boilermakers over- threw Plump Rika of the Longhaired Brush Pushers. It's real exciting sometimes, and I can just picture Rudolph Valentino bow- wowing his way as the victor. Miss Trowbridge, as technical advisor and a graduate of the International Correspondence School, is instructor of this class. H PM E , I ff' f' tw- I I T U , P R X. -L ,N f x4 N prufrxfxks i QQ .tw I .xQg,," L AJ., X W I Vt razwommffr .'M.el.wsW?iw WW118 M JL ie ' A E' I haven't told you about our rest room. It's a new kind of rest room because the girls don't rest, but they dance and talk loud. On the couches some times youlll Find one or two who don't look so happy, but I guess those are girls who have old-fashioned ideas of a rest room. But anyhow I donit go there ofteng I hang around the halls and try to get kicked out. I'll tell you more about this CabjNormal school in my next letter. Love, ANNIE. Helen Jackson. "WHAT DOES IT MATTER?" It matters little where I was born, Or if my parents were rich or poorg XYhether they shrank at the cold earth's scorn, Or walked in the pride of wealth secure. But whether I live an honest man. And hold my integrity firm within my clutch I tell you, brother, as plain as I can, It matters much. It matters little how long' I stay In a world of sorrow, sin, and careg XYhether in youth I am called away, Or live till my bones and head are bare, But whether I do the best I can To soften the weight of adversity's touch On the fading cheek of my fellow man, It matters much. It matter little where be my grave. Or in land or in the sea, By surling brook or lneath stormy wave, It matters little or naught to me, But whether the Angel Death comes down And marks my brow with his loving touch As one that shall wear the victor's crown, It matters much. P. A. HAMMEL. B H .gf Q Mm 0' 0 ' Q I Q, R Q5 Hr!! . X 3- 9- ' 4 5 Neg, 1 IMI!! IIIEQJ Zf5ff""" 0 O 0 ra? . L 1 g .5 l g - uf cl. ,. YM' J,UA,L' S'fvxQfV-LV QA.-,AJSVL f VV-v , ldxkkh ' NCJITFVLM .314-kg, -WU... , g lc I 2 I 711' f X j E KE E , ,gi rwgvvs-1. M' .MT , I N ML, firm.. AA GXQN kR J' ,H g52,,,,,LQ THE RACQUET HHH SCHOOL ACTTVTTTES EEEEEEEEEEEE To review all the events that trans- pired during the past school year is no small task. To put down within the space of a few pages all that has helped to make the past school year so interesting and profitable is impossible, so we shall content ourselves by touching only the "high spots," and we trust that these will serve to recall to your memory some of the good times you had at the La Crosse Normal School during 1922-1923. The first few weeks after registration are always enough to convince the most optimistic students that the 'ffirst hun- dred years are the hardest." But after we got our schedule all ironed out, and after the first big social function of the season, everyone began to feel at home. This event took the form of a general mixer given by the faculty for the stu- dents and was held in the big gym- nasium. At this party everyone got thoroughly acquainted with everyone else, or if they didn't, it was no fault of Mr. XN'ittich,s, or any of the teachers, who, by means of circular two-steps, grand marches, and various other "so- cial devicesl' got the crowd thoroughly mixed up and acquainted. The party was a big success. Students met the faculty, and each other, and everybody went home "by tw0s.', All the organizations in school, lit- erary, dramatic, and musical, were busy as soon as enrollment was over, get- ting new members to fill their depleted ranks, and soon initiations were in full force. The worst part of an initiation is the frightful anticipation. Though none of the organizations have "goats to ride," the ordeal is quite a trying one, nevertheless. The initiations revealed the usual crop of opera singers, pas- sionate actors, comedians, and movie stars by the dozens. In carrying out the stunts, such things as kid curlers, bird cages, vari-colored hose, kimonas, lan- terns, brooms and other kitchen imple- ments, came to light, and in spite of the fact that a few of the 'fneophytes' ran afoul of the faculty, we had a lot of fun, and assembly periods were enlivened con- siderably. About this time our football team, which had been carefully selected from a large field of capable candidates, was ready for its first encounter. The student-body helped the "old fight" by electing cheer-leaders, learning new yells, and having mass-meetings. Sev- eral big down-town parades were held -the one before the game with the Chi- cago Y. M. C. A. College was especially successful. Headed by the band, the whole school invaded the down-town section, treated an effigy of the -Chicago Y. to a real 4'shower" in the old Miss- issippi, and then rushed the Rivoli Theatre. Our football team won most of its games. and on the whole, the season was a very successful one. Our Lyceum Course for the .past year was well chosen and brought us infor- mation, education, and entertainment. The first number was by Miss Gladys Swarthout, soprano, and James Hamil- ton, tenor. both of whom succeeded in pleasing their audience. The fact that Miss Swarthout is an exquisite singer, besides being extremely good looking and having bobbed hair, assured her success, while Mr. Hamilton. funny, fat, and forty. captivated us with his fine lyric tenor voice and his happy smile. Both artists were ably assisted by Hu- bert Carlin at the piano, Though small in years and size, Hubert has a manly walk. He is one of the most capable ac- companists that ever appeared at the La Crosse Normal. He was here in 1921 with Recardo Martin. Then, in Octo- ber, came Vachel Lindsey, the poet, who read us some of his poems. Mr. Lindsey has had an unusual career, having trav- eled through the west and south on foot -sort of a hobo-poet existence-and his .. 3 E, THE RACQUET experiences furnished him with inspira- tions for his poems. Vt'e liked Vachel, tpronounced like Rachelj, and this was in a large measure due to the untiring efforts of Miss Hutchison. who for weeks before Vachel came, carried around some half dozen of his books and read his poetry to students whenever oppor- tunity presented in classroom or in the assembly. And listen! Many students said afterwards that when it comes to reading poetry, our Miss Bessie Bell has Vachel backed off the map. Football season past, 'Coach Keeler issued a call for basketball men, and re- ceived a splendid responseg over sixty men turned out for preliminary practice. From this material, he was able to pick and train a team that made an excellent record. The team went on a pre-season trip just before Christmas and played Bradley Institute, XVabash College, Lin- coln College, XVestern Teachers College, and the N. A. G. U. Training School. It was a very successful trip, and helped our team immensely when they tackled their regular schedule, which included some five or six normal schools and sev- eral schools outside the state. just before the Christmas holiday va- cation. the Faculty Mixer Committee put itself on the social map by giving a big Christmas Party for the school. Santa Claus was there with candy and apples, Christmas trees with all the trimmin's decorated the gymnasiumg and a true holiday spirit of happiness and good cheer prevailed. The evening passed all too quickly with robber fox-trots, "lemon" dances, "rye'l waltzes, and other stunts. When you are an alumnus of this chool, you will find that these big school parties, the ones that included everybody and where a 'tgood time was had by all," are the ones that will remain in your memory longest. XVe are sorry to state that the annual Triangular contest was not held this year, but nevertheless, the literary so- cieties of the school were as active as ever. They were very good to each other too, for upon one occasion, the Sapphonians invited the Forumites and Philomathcans to a party. Then again the two girls' societies exchanged teas quite regularly. The teas came so often that the boys of the school started to wonder whether or not it really was tea that the girls were serving each other. The Philomathean Society, newly or- ganized, has kept pace very well, consid- ering that it is just a baby. It soon kicked off its swaddling clothes and be- gan to do things. One of their meetings was attended by the La Crosse Com- munity Council in body, and the boys enlightened the ladies on the intricacies of the proposed Dahl Bill. Then on the 13th of April, the Philomatheans gave a hard time party and masquerade, and any organization that will attempt such a combination on Friday, the 13th, is bound to succeed. Sapphonians and Fo- rumites, lay on your reserves for next year. Espousing various tournaments and athletic events for women, the VVomen's Athletic League was another very active organization. ln the fall, they encour- aged hockey and hiking, and some of the girls became so proficient that hikes of 20 and 30 miles were considered light exercise. During the winter, they de- voted their attention to skating, skiing, tobogganing, and other outdoor sports, and a very successful volleyball tour- nament was staged, out of which the Senior Phy. Eds. emerged as victors. In the spring, they turned their efforts to tennis, baseball, and track work. More power to the XV. A. A. next year! The La Crosse Normal was also very active in forensics this year. The debate question selected by the state committee this year was: Resolved, that an employ- ment insurance law, embodying the es- sential features of the Huber Bill, should be passed by the XVisconsin Legislature of 1923. Our negative team journeyed to Stevens Point, and the affirmative team defended the home floor against Oshkosh. Both of our teams, though they put up a strong light, were de- feated. In oratory, there were six local candidates, of whom Russell Vtlartinbee was selected by the judges to represent our school at the state contest at Mil- waukee. His oration was "America's Obligationf, The state contest was held March 16th, and our band and the quar- H E THE RACQUET tette, a delegation of about fifty-five per- sons, accompanied the orator to Mil- waukee. Our Assembly programs during the year were many and varied. Among the speakers were local pastors and business men, and visiting speakers were also brought here specially to speak to the students. The Buskin Dramatic Club pre- sented several interesting programs of one-act plays, and the various musical organizations contributed generously to making these programs interesting and profitable. Very appropriately in the midst of a February snowstorm, came Vilhjalmar Stefensson, the great Arctic explorer, to tell us about his experiences in the great frozen north. Nearly everyone has some fond beliefs concerning the North Pole region, but when this gentleman had fin- ished his lecture, we were completely disillusioned on many of them. This number was one of the best on our Lyseum Course. Early in March came the Zoellner Quartet, a family organiza- tion. to give a concert of chamber music. They substituted for the Letz Quartet, and, although the evening was very stormy and disagreeable, the students and townspeople turned out in good num- bers. Another number not on the regu- lar Lyceum Course, a lecture by Hamlin Garland, the great' author, was very much enjoyed by an audience that packed the auditorium. Mr. Garland was born near La Crosse, and for that reason there was a great deal of local interest in this celebrity. In March. the annual District Basket- ball Tournament for High Schools was held here. These tournaments are staged to decide which school is to repre- sent this district at the state meet at Madison. This event always brings many visitors from surrounding towns to the Normal. competition is keen, and the games exciting and interesting. This year's tournament was no exception, and the teams represented were La Crosse, Reedsburg, Holmen, Kendall, Mauston, Galesville, XYestby, and Fountain City. The first three teams won places in the order given. just before the Easter vacation, an in- teresting contest was staged here, when a gymnastic team representing Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, came to meet our team. We never fully realized what a fine group of gymnasts we really had in this school until that evening, when our men not only won the meet by a large margin, but three of our men walked oft with individual high honors. In April, our team went to Minneapolis to enter the Northwestern Gymnastic Meet. As soon as the weather warmed up sufficiently, spring athletics were begun, and track and baseball men were out on the field. In baseball, quite a number of last yearis men were back, and some good material was found among the new men, so Mr. Nohr was able to develop a good team. The team made several trips and a good schedule of home games was also played. in track work, a strong team was also developed by Coach Keeler, despite the fact that the training season was considerably shortened by the late spring, and the men gave a good account of themselves wherever they represented the La Crosse Normal School. Because of the enviable reputation that our school has built up in athletics. an invitation was extended to us to join a new conference, composed of schools and colleges in five states. This organi- zation is to be known as the XVestern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, and is being fostered by such men as Viialter Eckersall, famous sport writer, and Ma- jor Grififith, arbiter of the Big Ten. At the first representative meeting at Chi- cago, Mr. Nohr, our athletic manager, was elected president of the conference. All of this comes as a fine endorsement of the position of the La Crosse Normal in the athletic world. XVhen it comes to showing some gen- uine accomplishments or progress. the music department must be accorded the palm. Our band, a splendid organiza- tion of some forty players, did creditable work throughout the whole year, and will be best remembered by the fine con- cert they gave in january, when Glen Halik, who. incidentally, is a graduate of this school, was soloist. On every school El EI lil THE RACQUET occasion, football games, basketball games, and mass meetings. the band was always there. In March, the boys made a trip to Milwaukee with our orator and made a big hit there, being one of the best musical organizations at the ora- torical contest. The La Crosse Tribune said of our band: "It is one of the best organizations of its calibre in the state." Then there were the Boys' and the Girls' Glee Clubs, and the orchestra. The Glee Clubs made many appearances in As- sembly during the year, and exception- ally fine programs were given at Christ- mas and Easter time. However, their big day was May 10th, when, with the support of the orchestra, they gave the opera "Martha" at the La Crosse The- atre. Elaborately costumed, singing and acting trained to a high degree of perfection, the production will go down as one of the finest of amateur perform- ances ever given in La Crosse. This was the first year that the La 'Crosse Normal has ever attempted an opera, so in music, at least, we have set a record. The weekly mixers conducted by a committee composed of Dr. Bangsberg, Miss Carver and Miss Hutchison, are not to be forgotten. The admission to the weekly dances was but ten cents. Needless to say that since they were held upon Saturday nights, they were well at- tended. A group of young men who are reproduced at the end of this article as they were seen in action. generally played for these affairs. Toward the close of school, as soon as the weather permitted, the band was again on the job with entertainment. Several open air concerts were given on the front lawn. They were much ap- preciated, both by students and towns- people. The annual Faculty Picnic, an event which is not to be omitted from our list of school activities, was in preparation at the time this article was being written. The faculty bulletin board held a request for members ready to take part in the picnic to "sign below." Since we do not profess to be very intimate with any member of the faculty who would di- vulge the secrets which result from such an outing of grownups, we can offer no information to the public on that score. As the last few weeks of school slip by, we are deluged with a stream of par- ties. picnics, and formal dances. Nearly every organization gave a formal dance, and the beautifully decorated gymna- sium, the peppy music, and the gay gowns, will long linger in the memory. As the time for graduation approaches, we begin to feel a little of what our school has meant to us. Our school ac- tivities have been many and varied: but above all, we will cherish the fine friend- ships that we have made here. And now this brief review will be closed with the hope that we shall always continue to be loyal to the Maroon and Grey-just as we were in our student-days of 1923. -George F. Gerling. sd' F .5 9 p , 425' 'bf 1 -, ,yi ,vi A X I A effort X Y 'b'5wiy if mr' gn Win PSN' Q , r iv . , - 2 4. , MPX I , rig s X .. Fizz? pig ' T 'P , A' ' ff 5 f " A, - ' A s. if -. 'fha . aff' H: fix -. - 'f .Q 5 A 631' wg. 42. ,ir-5 sw... I 1, . " 'l ' ' - ' E E' THE RACQUET W L-gf W EQ - Ei. ' gag c gg it 4 ix Wig: Q A Q 'Xt' x-Wfl 'I if Il'-fi',y !qQ! Uk. "','.,A, I v'V'bLo1f" 4fQAA! , g,,O,f,:-- W H4 1-1 4.-L . ,., 90, 1 4 v 7 I 1- ' f 1 - - Qfftfvff. L J I l k!.A.!L, 7V 1 x. a It was probably due to the fact that the Lion's Club of the City of La Crosse offered a gold medal to the winner of the local oratorical contest that such re- newed and unusual interest was shown in this branch of forensics. Six capable orators entered the contest which was featured by six powerful ora- tions. The contestants to the last man are to be commended for their ability in the selection of subjects for their orations. The judges' decision announced Mr. Russel Wartinbee, who spoke on "Ameri- ca's Obligation," the winner. Mr. Lloyd Reynolds was awarded second place. His oration was, "The West Indies for the United States." Mr. Reynolds, as winner of second place, automatically became alternate orator at the state contest. Mr. George Gerling, the subject of whose oration was "The Shackled Goddess," was awarded third place, Mr. Gerling's subject matter was considered by many as the most powerful of those delivered. After the announcement of the decisions, Mr. Andrews, representative of the Lion's Club, in a few appropriate words explained that it will be the endeavor of the Lion's Club to place oratory upon the same basis with other school activities, and, to accomplish that end, the Gold Medal is to be offered every year in the future. He then extended to Mr. Wartiiiee the congratulations of his society and presented him with the medal. The action of the Lion's Club in this instance is commendable, to say the least. .March 16, marked the date of the State Contest which was held at the Mil- waukee Normal School. Our orator was by no means without a supporting delegation, as the school band consisting of forty members, the Male Quartet, and several students took ad- vantage of the excursion rates offered by the railroad and accompanied him. In the state contest we were unsuccessful as far as the decision of the judges would reveal. Mr. Melville Bright, representing Stevens Point Normal, was awarded first place. Mr. Bright demonstrated what confidence and perseverance will do for one. The previous year he delivered the same oration in the State Con- test but was not successful in winning First place. His pluck is worthy of mention. The band proved to be the best in the line of musical entertainment that was offered at the contest, in the words of a Milwaukee instructor. The 'Platteville and Oshkosh Bands, however, did excellent work, thereby showing an increased in- terest in that phase of school activity by those schools. A With the Lions' 'Club taking the lead in boosting oratory, a good crop ot orators should be brought forth next year in hopes of making our school as formid- able an opponent in that line as it is in all others. fi 1, if 1' A H E THE RACQUET DEBATE TEAM Hitt Zahrte Mulder Voss Berens Sylla Goff CCOachJ Wartinbee 1923 El THE RACQUET El EllllIIIIIIIIllIllIIIlIIlllllllllllllllllIIIIIIIIE EDEBATEE illlllllllllllllIlllllIlllllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE School had been in session but a few weeks before the active exponents of debate manifested their desire to begin work. XVith such men as Ben. A. Sylla, Russel VVartinbee, and Wim. Voss, veterans of former forensic encounters, to form the nucleus for the new team. prospects for a successful year were exceptionally bright. Active coaching this year was in the hands of Mr. M. A. Goff whose abilities in this line are admirable. The question was soon announced as the following: Resolved, that an Unemployment Insurance law, embodying the essential features of the Huber Bill. be passed by the XVisconsin Legislature of 1923. The above named question called for an unprecedented amount of local interest, since its outcome was of vital importance to local manufacturers. Upon several occasions' before the final debate, Mr. Goff was asked to bring a negative and an affirmative speaker to debate the question before gatherings of local merchants and manufacturers. lt is with a suppressed smile that one recalls the incident in which Mr. Voss just a little too ardently supported the affirmative side of this question before such a gathering, and so aroused the enthusiasm of some of the local opponents of the measure, that calls of "sit down" were heard. V The final selection of the team took place in December, when the following men were announced as the successful contestants: Messrs. Berens, Hitt, Mulder, Runckle, Sylla, Voss, NVartinbee and Zahrte. Active and diligent work at once set in, and the final night of March 2 was anxiously awaited. Upon that day, Oshkosh Nor- mal presented us with her negative team to meet our affirmative, composed of Russel Xliartinbee, Albin Berens, and VVm. Voss. Our negative team, composed of Ben. A. Sylla, john Eldon Mulder, and Kenneth Zahrte journeyed to Stevens Point. Edmund Hitt, as alternate, and Mr. Goff, as coach, accompanied the team. Our boys lost both debates. At the local contest, Mr. Voss opened the side of the affirmative, and was- followed -by Mr. Seften- berg of Oshkosh supporting the negative. Mr. Berens continued the case of the affirmative and was followed by Mr. VVeng of the THE RACQUET negative. Mr. XVartinbee was the third speaker of the local team and was opposed by Mr. Bulinger of the visitors. The debate was keen throughout, each side doing excellent work. Forcefully and conscientiously the six men presented and emphasized their points. The outcome, after each of the speakers had made his initial appearance, rested solely upon the nature of the rebuttals. The re-appearance of each man in rebuttal was marked with a determination to win. The final minutes of the contest rested upon the rebuttals of the third speakers. After these had taken place, certain competent members of our faculty breathed a sigh of relief that the debate had been won. But a bitter surprise was in store for them-the decision of the judges went to the visiting team. To accept that decision as final was all that remained to be done, and so it remained. Sportsmanlike, our defeated men extended con- gratulations to their opponents, who justly deserved to be treated as gentlemen. Although a victory would have been greatly desirable, to lose to the Oshkosh delegation removed some of the bitterness of defeat. After the local decision had been announced, those present were invited to an informal gathering to be held in the little gymnasium where all would await the result of the Stevens Point contest. Opti- mistically, all expected a victory of our team over the northern school but fate was not so kind. The bitter realization of a second defeat for the evening was what awaited the happy gathering. It is needless to say that the spirit of the fans vanished as soon as the result was announced. The contest at Stevens Point was no less keen that that held here. The defeat of the negative team was even more bitter to them than was that of the affirmative, for they really were of the sound opinion that the victory was theirs. Although we do not wish to appear unsportsmanlike, we cannot hesitate from commenting that we do not believe that active members of the Socialist party are the best men to choose as judges when a square deal to the negative side of a question such as the Huber Bill is of vital importance. Let us hope that the double defeat may act as a spur to added enthusisam and determination to win next year. Mr. Goff developed two of the best teams we have ever seen in action and hope that his efforts next year will be rewarded in a different manner than they were this year. E E 4 MJ .11 fail' WM' 769, L ' w??? ii fi' . in, A ' I gf' ,js if fe' -r,. R 4fQ14:L'f3 J Y , .Q 1 N w l . QW mf QYMQVQQW W, M THE RACQUET dll Llbllw l E V T 9 ea. me .HT At last the music department has come into its own. We do not mean to say that music never was an outstanding feature of our school, but we mean to say that this is the first year for some time in which every branch of music functioned. VVe had had, in the history of our school, many good glee clubs, good bands, and good orchestras. ln 1920, under Mr. Morgan, our music department flourished, a good band and glee clubs existed. ln 1921 Mr. Beery conducted the glee clubs and an orchestra while in 1922 we boasted of a wonderful male quartet. The band in 1922 under Mr, Gunther did very well considering adverse conditions to be met with. At least a wonderful start for this year's band was made in that year. During the past year, under Joseph A. Leeder, all departments of music flourished. The band was pronounced the best school band in the state, the quartet was good, and the two glee clubs, with the assistance of the orchestra, established a record which we believe will stand unsurpassed for many years to come. The opera, "Martha', was staged by these groups, which furnished all of the talent down to the last man. The orchestra accompanied all of the voices throughout the play. lt was a tremendous undertaking, and its success casts an enviable reflection upon its participants, and their director, It is the plan of school authorities to devote more time and attention to musical activities in the future. Membership in one of the glee clubs gives one excellent vocal training which is an art which one should not overlook. Besides vocal training, young men and women, although having no previous knowledge of music, are given special instruction on any band instrument, and will, by the time of their graduation from a two or three year course, be credit- able musicians. Boys who last fall had practically no musical knowledge, have, by means of this instruction, risen to such a height that they are now considered indispensible members to the band as well as in the glee clubs. . New students coming to school are urged to carefully investi- gate the musical organizations of the school and should try to become a member of at least one of them. LHQ LQ-LK V K 44 Cy in Eu El 128 THE RACQUET 1 LA CROSSE NORMAL SCHOOL BAND .vi Q1 m z 2. .S 5: .23 Z3 ui 115 A, Egg.: 23162 fd d zu B2 'SME ,.. G13 Mildbran ET .-so 55? ECG V1 5: 5 x-. N! 3: Bs? U: 6 UD- fi . U.- Es: E 135.5 -as E372 NS: .5 5: iii No :HD--3 mcg UTM O4 D4 3 8 S 'W E ww F3 P he GJ .D U1 .M 3 .EP-Q , . pvc! M-1 'S ..ro"3 Q 'U Q55 MTL? O gig OQM MZCI moi ogu: E-'wk' 'E mo 356.2 Q -'CQ E O05 323.3 C2 E mm -ci E .E as Qi vi fn CJ Y? 3 Tu 'cs s: GJ ff! I did .Q .cr o C4 O 5 1: N E :1 4: U V? 5 GJ :C E ai as 3 Q: '6 x-1 o L... CI :vs U7 ,-I 'U T, QI' .:: GJ f? I-Ll 15 L4 :1 :F 'T 3 o Cd E at :: o Lf.. si as E 2 TD' I Qi if 5-1 mx U u E 3 LI as C: 5-1 mx I-7-4 Li 'HE boo HE ,-i '6 : N 33 an 4 mn ... 5-A J: CU N i E '51 rn CQ L: 0 E Z7 2 U9 I ua an :a K- 2 cu E o cz ll'-1 1-1 z F11 V2 m 4: THE RACQUET Cllormal School q3ancl OFFICERS President .... .......,............ F erdinand Schweizer Secretary ..........,,.................... Harold Brandenburg That the school was to have a good band this year was expected by most of the students who attended school the year before. They knew how the boys of that year worked to keep the organization to- gether, in spite of all the handicaps one might imagine. This year the band had an early start and it was not long before Mr. Leeder had an organization which began to look promising. Early in the year, special classes were organized for those students who wished to learn to play an instrument. This phase of band instruction was done by one of the boys from the regular band. It was the aim of Mr. Leeder to familiarize the boys and girls of his band, as well as those of his other musical organizations, with the standard selections of music. Such selections as Tannhauser, Triumphal March from Aida, Humoresque, Shubert's Serenade, Faust, Spring Song and numerous others were included in the band's repertoire before many weeks of practice had elapsed. The band entertained the students and faculty several times during the year, and in February held a concert. Mr. Glen Halik, a La Crosse boy and former student of this school, assisted in the program which proved to be one of the best school entertainments of the year. In March the band accompanied the school orator to Milwaukee where its reputation of former years was duly upheld and greatly elevated. All school events such as mass-meetings, athletic games, both on the field and in the gymnasium, found the band always ready to fill the atmosphere with the proper spirit. A revived activity in band work was the concert work which the band did on the front campus. Several times in spring after the day's work at school had been completed, the band gave a short concert for the students and the public. Such concerts were well appreciated. During the month of May, the band took several extended trips. On May 18 they gave a brief concert at Coon Valley, VVestby and then with the assistance of the principal characters of the opera "Martha,,' furnished a musical treat for a large audience at Cashton. The annual school excursion to VVinona promises to be the last big event in which the band is to take part this year, although there is a probability that the school band will open the city's summer concert season at the river front. The band is now recognized as one of the leading organizations of the school, and the fact that membership in it is made possible for those who learn to play while they are here should do much in determining for the young high school graduate the place where he is going to develop the musical talents he may have. E' I E m -I I 'm au. If n C m -I EJ CLUB GLEE GIRLS' E' THE RACQUET U E erieifisi Giga cms Q President ............ ....................... H elen Schollberg Secretary-Treasurer ....., ...,....... , Winona Smith Accompanists ........ . ........... Miss Stanley and Miss Lunde The Girls' Glee Club. an organization which has been practi- cally inactive during the past, this year came forward to take its place among other prominent school organizations. During the year, rehearsals were held twice weekly, which the girls attended faithfully and regularly. Such co-operation on the part of the girls made it possible for Mr. Leeder to work with musical compositions which were really worth-while, and which the society readily attacked and mastered. Among the composers whose works were studied are Nevin, MacDowell, and Leurance. Before such works were undertaken, however, much time was spent in tonality drills and the more delicate arts of attack and release. The pleasures that came from this diligent practice were by no means kept within the society, as the organization appeared several times before the student body. Especially unique were the f'XVassel Song" and "King Menceslasf' which were given in costume. The organization also entertained the XVestern XVisconsin Teachers' Association when that body met here in convention, with a group of MacDowell compositions. A program of a sacred order held in con- junction with the Boys, Glee Club, preceded the Easter vacation. The months- of April and May were devoted solely to the coming opera, "Martha.', ln this presentation, the Girls' Glee Club furnished members of the chorus, dancers, and several of the main characters. The last appearance of the organization will be at commence- ment, when they will take part in the program. VVith the work that this organization has accomplished this year, any girl who is in school, or any new student next year. should realize that much beneficial training is to be had by becoming a member of this society. Wie hope to see a still bigger and better Girl's Glee Club next year. Fi rst Soprano: ldamae Bentley Esther Bauman Margaret Baum Dorothea Fox Agnes Hauge Pearl Johnson Dorothy Little Harriet Olson Mabel Halverson Helen Schollberg Viola Vollmar MEMBERS Ilene Zicmeke Bessie Young Lois Schroeder Winona Smith Second Soprano: Lefa Ayars Margaret Bennet Amye Brander Mona Forseth Laura Groom Faye Jewell , 1923 Ll-1-I Daisy Mogren Helen Levinstein Evelyn Myhre Ethel Ross Nina Shields Florence Swartz Sarah Vaughn Ethel Victor Elizabeth VVard Dorothy VVoods Katherine Zeratsky N. N. W? MS Effie M' 3 '79 'Y 'E Q 3 fi? XL J .. ww- Q., J J . xi 'I xkg 'N ,1 . 'N-Nl lyk X x -,n A Q 1 15,- lwjsrlv 'Sk :qf Wim T BOYS' GLEE CLUB E TT:-n-: RACQUET ' BOYS' disliis CLUBl The Boys' Glee Club was organized with the same spirit and purpose as were the other musical organizations. The response to the request for members was greater than facilities would permitg consequently many young men were denied membership for some time. The beginning of the year saw a Glee Club of about twenty members. Vfithin a few weeks, an appearance before the student body was possible. The initial appearance of the club somewhat solved the problem of whether a good organization of this kind was possible, for the boys sang very well. This appearance was fol- lowed by an increased interest in this organization by students who immediately applied for membership. The membership was there- upon almost doubled. After the presentation of a uccessful Christmas program, in conjunction with other musical organizations, the society began its active work on the opera "Martha" Four of the members of the organization were chosen to take the leading male parts in the play, while the entire society became part of the chorus. The work of this organization throughout the past year has been of the highest quality, and will, no doubt, continue as such in the coming year. Although many of its valuable members will be lost to the organization through graduation, we cannot feel other- wise than optimistic when we think of next year's Glee Club. Those who took an active part in this work during the past year should look forward to a still brighter and more successful season next year. They are the ones upon whom the success of next year's Glee Club depends and should feel the weight of the responsibility placed upon them. All eyes are on these boys who, with Mr. Leeder and Miss Miller, and with the Girls' Glee Club, the Male Quartet, the Or- chestra and the Band, awakened the school to the fact that musical ability in our school ranks second to none. Baritones Basses Second Tenors Curry, Floyd Heischman, Raymond Brandenburg, Harold Hammer, Rolf Hutchins, H. Engelke, VValter Henderson, Arthur Peterson, Robert Kowalesky, Joe Herbert, Wim. Schuster, Fr. Knudson, Joel Hurd, Robert Vlfangerin, Chester Madden, Merle Johnson, Paul First Tenors McGarty, VVm. Prijanovich, Matt. Arneson, Alvin Russell, Forrest Rosendale, Roy Filler, VV. S. Schwarz, VVm. Vtlartinbee, Russell Hodge. Robert XYartinbee. Howard VVhite, Robert Russel, Clyde 1923 E -I I FI JU 3' 0 C Fl 'I E1 ORCHESTRA E! El 135 THE RACQUET H oirimall Sclhooll Cmircollaestfpira lil E E 5525221335 5555 .... 535..55.,55. '.,.... 3:..55...5555's3 3503535255 One of the biggest tasks of any school is. to have an orchestra. 'lhe task was no less difficult this year. but the desire to learn on the part of those who did report for regular rehearsals. made up for other deficiencies. The orchestra did not do very much in the line of school enter- taining. Their work seemed to be to master good compositions. XYhen work on the opera "Martha" began. the orchestra dug right in to hold its own with the other musical organizations of the school. The accompaniment to this opera was so skillfully executed that immediate doubts regarding the abilities of this organization vanished. For oratorical contests. debates, and other school activities in the auditorium, the orchestra was always on hand to render what- ever assistance might be asked of them. The membership follows: Director-J. A. Leeder. Violins-E. Mulder, C. Blegan, T. Holten, M. Hurley, E. Katz, A. Bedessem and L. Tomsichek. Trombones-F. Schweizer and H. Shurin. Cornets-B. XYoodward and J. Sprattler. Clarinet-G. Robbe. Drums-li. Rehlield. Lvl., A 9 f 't Q if QP I V 'Y , -... - 5 ' ' 'f 1' if - of I 4 ' .K , .. X E ff' K me I XX ,s fff' E136 i ff IK if L .far -x V 1 . A 4 ""','.,Q,,,7 I 1 K , rf X4 K fm, of f' rfffff-1 -f , y 1 f I if fx 1 1 A I X- --5 .1 X. -S ,fm F-flfi' 'S 1 THE RACQUET ax .X sqm? ,., ,M F ,x , , ku e, J A -S' 'Ag ,,' '- X 1 A, - 'kr t'4A Q 'x X' ' T '- .X C' AN '14 y' x ' 'S x '57 " We-' X ' 'X ,Yr C " "f sr - , "X r- ,N 1 ,," w -- 01- . - 1 f 1 X E1 C! 1 ,-, I 5 A 1 W 'W 'ff X' f'- , fi X2 , A f-N T A 'K ' Vw in 'ir fx Q ,.. 1, , A , N ,N "1-A If ALE QUARTET L, M m JOSE LEEDER Baritone PH MOND HEISCHMAN Bass RAY RUSSEL WARTINBEE Second Tenor CLYDE RUSSEL First Tenor : F '32 fro -f ' ,,'N ' fa N L, A U x S ' - X H72 - N f-A "X - 1 Ji' X. 5 8 P Q, W 31 THE RACQUET WF MALE QUARTET The Male Quartet is one of the school's musical organizations which we hope will become a permanent contributor in school activities. This year's quartet was formed around Mr. Clyde Russel, the only member who was also a member of last year's quartet. XYhen school started last September, Mr. Russel was anxious to organize a quartet which would do as well as that of the previous year. Mr. Leeder readily became interested in the undertaking and the two at once began scouting for additional members. XVithin a week the quartet was complete and active work began. The personnel was: Clyde Russell, First Tenor. Russell XYartinbee, Second Tenor. Raymond Heischman, Bass. Mr. nl. A. Leeder, Baritone. These men did not need much time to accustom themselves to each other, and a few weeks later, the organization was in a work- ing condition. Although the group many times entertained the student body, it was in tields away from school that they did most of their singing. Banquets held in various parts of the city usually called for this sort of entertainment. Professional men assembled in formal gath- erings requested the quartet to appear and furnish their diversion by means of a few selections. ln churches and local societies the services of this group were especially in demand. Xlhen the oratorical contest was held in Milwaukee. the quartet. with the band, accompanied the orator to that city. lncidentally, the orator this year. Mr. XYartinbee. was a member of the quartet. The crowning event of the year took place in the opera "Martha," in which all of the members were especially prominent. The fact that two of the members, Mr, Russel and Mr. XYartin- bee, are seniors and will leave school this year. is a lamentable fact. However, we hope that a good quartet will be one of the things of which our school may boast next year. wie ale wie wie wie wie wif wie 'le wiv wie' wiv 'ble' wie' 'ie 'elf wif T 'aff o P E R A :tie e e 5,9 sie -:Ye sie 'sfo sie sie sie eff -:Ye ofa -.sie -:Ye sie 'Ke "MARTHA" The highest point in musical achieve- ment in the history of our school was at- tained on Thursday evening, May 10, when the combined Boys' and Girls' Glee Clubs, under the direction of Mr. Joseph Leeder, and assisted by the Nor- mal School orchestra, presented the fa- mous opera, "Martha," Before a packed house in the La 'Crosse Theatre, the opera was presented in a professional and admirable manner. The undertaking was of immense pro- portions-so great that before its pres- entation, a prediction of a successful outcome demanded nothing short of op- timism. But the unrelenting and per- severance of Mr. Leeder which was met with the faithful and unwavering co- operation of his musical adherents made possible the successful outcome of this musical triumph. Assisting Mr. Leeder in stage arrange- ments, technical points in dancing and acting, were Miss Leonora Thompson. Mr. D. O. Coate. and Mr. Robert Nohr. The Normal School orchestra. conducted personally by Mr. Leeder. accompanied the play throughout its presentation, Miss Louise Miller played the title role of Martha. So well was her work that outbursts of applause from the audience were frequent. An especially touching scene was her rendition of "The Last Rose of Summerf' A bouquet of beauti- ful roses was presented Miss Miller upon her completion of that selection. l923 Mr. Clyde Russell as Lionel. hero of the play. established an enviable record in amateur work by the skillful presen- tation of his part. His marvelous tenor voice adapted itself exceptionally well to the touching passages which he was re- quired to render. His work also was frequently interrupted by uncontrollable applause from the audience. Miss Evelyn Myhre. as Nancy, Mar- tha's companion. also made a remarkable showing. Miss Myhre's lovely mezzo- soprano voice well matched the actions of this attractive young woman. Mr. Russell XYartinbee as Plunket very capably played the part of an old man whose affection for a young man placed in his care. was unbounded. Mr. Matt. Prijanoyich. as Sir Tristan. provoked much sympathy and laughter from an appreciative audience. Mr. Raymond Heischman as sheriff of Richmond. commanded all the admira- tion such an official might expect. lispecially realistic were the Fair and hunting scenes. Mihen the young wo- men taking the parts of huntresses, en- tered, the effect of the attractive cos- tumes upon the audience was such as to call for a tremendous applause from the audience. The name 'fMartha,' is on the lips of every Normal School student, and right- ly so. The presentation of this play is a wonderful reflection upon the organi- zations which presented it, upon their director, and upon his assistants. A brief resume of the story follows: u I . J l I . if ' TH E RACQU ET K ' STORY OF UMARTHAH . f ' ' Lady Harriet is one of the court ladies attending upon Queen Anne ot England. Nancy is Lady Harriet's own attendant, Sir Tristan, a cousin of Lady Harriet, is in love with her. When the story opens, Lady Harriet is found languid and dull, wearying for some new form of amusement. Her friends sing, urging her to rouse herself, and Sir Tristan comes in with a big bouquet of flowers, creating a diversion. VVhile he is sparring with Lady Harriet and Nancy the sound of singing is heard outside. Servants are on their way 'to Richmond, where they are to be bound out for the year to the farmers. Lady Harriet conceives the notion of going among them disguised in a peasant costume which she had worn at a fancy dress ball. She commands Sir Tristan and Nancy to accompany her. He is to go in the character of "Old John." She is to be "Martha" She and Nancy stir "Old John" up to dance and they all leave the stage in a whirl of fun. The next act shows the market place where the farmers are receiving the incoming servants, men and maids. Presently Lionel and Plunket enter, they are looking for new servants. When Lionel was a boy he had been brought by his father, a stranger to Plunket, to the latter's house. The father died there, and the boy Lionel was left in Plunket's care. The father had left neither name nor estate. but had given Plunket a ring saying that if ever Lionel was in danger this ring, presented to Queen Anne, would bring help. Plunket and Lionel choose for servants the supposed Martha and Nancy and bargain with them to work at their farm for a year. VVithout realizing what the bargain means the young ladies consent. Lady Harriet dares not tell the real state of the case, because she fears it would involve her in a scandal. So the girls follow the two men and Sir Tristan is withheld by fear of the sheriff from interfering. He, of course, plans to rescue them, The next act shows the supposed servants arriving with their masters at the farm. The place seems cold and cheerless to the fastidious court ladies and they are much astonished when they find that their would-be masters expect them to work. But the girls know nothing of the labors expected of them, and there is a funny scene where Plunket sits down and, himself, runs the spinning wheels as a lesson to the girls. But the two men are both much attracted by the girls, an attraction which, to some degree, is mutual. Lady Harriet sings at Lionells request the charm- ing air, 'KThe Last Rose of Summer," and he becomes so much enamoured that he wishes he might forget his position as master, and marry his servant. She again is wishing that she could forget her high estate and marry a farmer. After the men have withdrawn and the girls are preparing for the night's rest Sir Tristan arrives and they plan to escape, when Lionel and Plunket find their maids have fled they at once set out to bring them back. The next act represents a wood where Plunket appears with his servants, hard on the track of the runaway maids. Then the court ladies come in and Nancy appears and sings of the sense of regret she feels for the country lover she has deserted. Plunket comes on and tries to drag his supposed servant back to her duties. The other ladies Hy to rescue Nancy, and Plunket is driven off. Lionel declares his love for Martha and claims her as his servant. She pretends that she does not know him and calls for help. The men come in and Lionel is seized. Lady Harriet says that the man is insane and begs the courtiers to spare him. Plunket protests in vain. Lionel is dragged OE. But Lionel, after presenting his ring to the queen, is recognized as the son of a noble who had withdrawn from court life. Lionel is restored to his father's estates, but meantime he has indeed been driven mad by despair over Harriet's rejection of his love. The next act finds Lady Harriet sorry that she has cast off a man of so much importance in the world. She is trying to woo Lionel back to his right mind by appearing to him in the dress she wore when she pretended to be a servant, Nancy dresses also in costume simulating the Richmond market day, Plunket, meantime, has won the heart of Nancy. When Lady Harriet tells Lionel that she loves him he recovers his under- standing and everything ends happily. E U . X T J J J I ,X ,, 3 1 r W f E ,V .1 THE RACQUET ul I f f 1 J I v MODEL SCHCDQL The fact that music has taken a promi- nent place on the school curriculum and among school activities, is not true of the Normal classes alone. In the model school this art was fully revived during J the past year and much was done in that held. The object of music in the model school is two-fold. First, to give the children an opportunity to enjoy music through natural experience, and second, to develop an avenue of expres- sion in this art. The ultimate aim is not 'S c to develop the children into artists, but merely to develop them to the extent that they will be able to appre- ciate a good selection when it is heard. This does not mean that the fundamentals are not taught, but that they are taught rather as a means than as an end. The work in the model school is frequently observed by the Normal students who wish to become music teachers. The Normal course is so planned that the students first learn the problems involved, and then see the same presented to the children. In this way, the training work becomes most effective. lt is only through co-operation between the teachers of the Normal and Model music departments, that this work can be carried on. In this connection we find it extremely difficult in commenting upon the wonderful work of Miss Louise Miller, who carried on the model school work so successfully. lt was only through the fault- less co-operation between Miss Miller of the model school and Mr. Leeder of the Normal school, that this work was so successfully conducted. Miss Miller possesses a lovely soprano voice which, in addition to her personal charm, makes her a valuable and capable member of the faculty. Miss Millerls final triumph during the school year was in the opera "Martha" in which she held the title role. Her work in this opera was an inspiration to the students of the school who were unanimous in the appreciation of her work. Miss Miller's hrst year as a member of our faculty has been crowned with success. May she be with us for many more years. L E WV L Mft MM 1:0 fwfifffvywwf Qi!! Af,.mif-.O3M1Ffv-ff-AJ'd"'k AIN' afww D JMMLJ Vi ba zulu, jM,,QV,f.f,+X If X I 1 MM vLJTi0Wf'A"4L"'5Z'MQVa g E Q iq 5 4 , 35" 'ga ' D' 2123 I lx: I iw few' . f Wir- 7 fx V s ff V ' 1 f , 3 ,:feQ, ggi! ff '-1r3Q.:?2'fZsff'- 'fi if B Hg . Q iQ"" '. 'I -3' V ,r ix I sl' X ' . I Ln. .. it s I 1 f 1: f7f'-Q .94--v ,L, ' A L' ,f V , ,, 1, 4 A V f x, cz, 7 .f- 3' ff J, , A 1 S- w H 'QXQX " EDU. J, .w 'L N kc' L' X J ' QQ k ,f 1 HQ. . '- -1 , " pil 'X tx gl XfK.xi3fNLv.,wQ,, xxx ls 1 4 f '14 'f V ff, g 'Ny "Y 'W X f r Y lx , . K f- ,Q V xx X-H-,U,vn.JX 'X S R .7 v 'gf s I ' . XL 1 41, X. ,xv if ru 5 '. . 1 N .V 1 K1 X Y 1 'f' 'of . V N fy., A ff' ' V , A A . f 'J ,AJ P. ,, I' Vg Q ,VA ' F tf in fl I y fx A AN . L41 1 f gl -, A X , fs. X A A 4 2 fl J , X -.W A f H ,f 5 5. , f ff' 'J 1. 0 A u iff, Cp" ,Of 1-X Q xx ui 5, ? 1 TH E RACQU ET t ia U M Nt What is the purpose of an alumni sec- tion? That question is quite difficult to answer. However, we are all entitled to our own opinions and on this particu- lar question, we have ours. XYe admit that it would be a highly desirable fea- ture of a school annual if it were to con- tain detailed information regarding every graduate who has emerged from this in- stitution. Then again. some people would like to see a sort of f'XYho's XYhol' made out of the alumni section, which is just as impossible. Now our opinion as to what this sec- tion should contain, is this: It should be confined mostly to those students who have left our school recently. XYe be- lieve that the student of this year's graduating class should have the oppor- tunity to see where his friend of last year's graduating class is. Those who finished school several years before the present generation enrolled, are with few exceptions. practically unknown to most of todayls students, and should therefore. with a few exceptions, not be given a large portion of this section of the book. ln accord with the above notion, we have compiled the following statistics: Mr. Talbert "Tobe" Jessuppe, grad- uate of 1920, is back in school again. Tobe was quite a demon on the basket- ball Hoor, football Held and on the gym team in his days. He also did some creditable band work in his early days. XYe hope that he will don a uniform next year. Mr. Leonard Sanford. graduate of 1921, returned to school this year to take the three year course' for high school teachers. Leonard was the school orator in the state contest several years ago. Although he did not take part in the oratorical contest this year, he took part in baseball and track, in which lines he is by no means slow. He leaves school in June, Like shades of long ago, Sam Slogge, class of 1915 came back to school this year to take the three year course. He finished the State Graded the last time he was here and taught as a grade principal for several years. Among the local people Sam will be remembered as a main figure on one of our early cham- pionship basketball teams. Sam played center in those days. He is in line for a good job next spring. Theodora "Teddy,' Kanard who C0111- pleted the Grammar Grade Course in 1921. decided to come back to take a fling at the three year high this year. She must have been quite young when she finished because she fits in with the bunch so well this year. tShe would not reveal her age. so she must be over eighteenj Teddy shook a wicked paint brush in those daysg she was art editor of the annual of 1921. Miss Orrie Immel who completed the college course in 1919, was attracted by the three year course for high school teachers, and consequently came to be- come one of the H. S. T. T. C. members. She also completes the course this June. Lil THE RACQUET Several years of high school teaching at Turtle Lake should qualify her for 'a good position this year. Miss Thesine Paulson. a 1919 grad- uate of our rural course, completed the Grammar Grade Course last February and was immediately engaged as teacher in one of the city schools. That's pro- gress. i Miss Mary Cormican, Phy. Ed. 1920, completed the three years course for Phy. Ed. Teachers last February. She immediately obtained a position in Chi- cago. That also, is progress. Mr. Randolph Evjen, Business Man- ager of the 1920 Racquet Annual, is now at Melrose, where he is minister of the Methodist Church. Did you know that he married the editor of the paper of which he was manager? XK'el1, he did. By this we mean to infer that1Mrs. R. Evjen was editor of the 1920 Racquet Annual. Mr. Ralph lmmel of 1916 is at the present time employed as private secre- tary to Gov. Blaine of XVisconsin. VVe always knew that Ralph would land in the capitol some day. and hope that his stay there will be blessed with advance- ment. Ralph is also the author of a little verse about the poppies on Flanders Field which President Cotton thinks so much of. Did you know that Mr. J. F. Rolfe who now occupies the chair of Psychol- ogy in our school is a graduate of this institution? XYell, he is. Mr. Rolfe was well known as a musician at the uni- versity the past few years, as he con- ducted one of the bands there. In olden times when Mr. Cotton directed the school band, Mr. Rolfe used to assist him in that work. It was probably through that, that Mr. Cotton became aware of Mr. Rolfe's abilities. Get after that scale on the cornet, boys, maybe some day you will be teaching psychol- ogy. Mr. George E. Sanford, Supt. of Ver- non 'County Schools, is also a graduate of this institution. Every year some of our graduates accept positions under his supervision. Mr. Sanford was the first editor of the Racquet. In time that will be a great distinction. Incidently. Geo. Sanford, who was editor of the Annual in 1922, is a nephew of this Mr. Sanford. No. this year's editor never had an uncle here. Neither has he any nephews upon whom the editorship may descend. down to the Have you ever been Banner Lunch and given your order for "ham-and"' to a rather tall young man behind good looking. the counter? That is Mr. E. Burroughs, who estab- lished an enviable record for himself on the track team of 1918. He was elected captain of the 1919 team, but did not re- turn to school that year. At the present time he is enjoying the position of as- sistant manager of the Banner Lunch. Possibly he had some experience in our school cafeteria also, but we cannot af- firm this. At least he can dish out measures fully as small as they do here. Another Racquet romance has come to light. The marriage of Miss Vivian Lewis, editor of the 1921 annual, and Mr. Otto Herbert. business manager of the same publication, will have taken place by the time this article appears in print. Mr. Orville Osmundson is also up and doing. Faculty members who remember him as one of our former debaters, were pleased to see a Madison newspaper give an account of that cityis youngest mem- ber of the Rotary Club. Mr. Harvey Riebe of class 116 is at the University of VYisconsin, where he is oc- cupying the chair of Asst. Professor of Education. His superior officer is Prof. O'Shea. By the way, do the students know that Miss Martha Skaar, the assistant librar- ian, is an alumnus of this school? After graduation from the college course here. she attended the University of XViscon- sin, where she was awarded her degree. .lames Kevin, who upon his gradua- tion in February, 1922, accepted a posi- tion as coach in Oregon, is now located at the Bay View High School of Mil- waukee. VYe hope that the year may bring good reports of Jim. Mr. Roy Christianson, popular mem- ber of the 1922 Male Quartet, is teaching as physical director at XVilliamsport, Pa. Miss Ruth Crook of last year's class, is doing creditable work at Arcadia. She . if A N THE RACQUET is doing especially well as coach of de- clamatory work. ' Rufus Dimmick. member of last year's XVeekly Racquet Staff, is at the Univer- sity this year where he is pursuing his favorite study, chemistry. Miss Florence Edwards is doing very well as teacher of grades in Dresbach. Minn. Lawrence Englehard, nesident of he 1922 class d rn er of orne l mate teams, is iran X i rf he has est li hed .n enviable r rd as principa . Miss Doris Fredrickson of Shell Lake has just passed through a successful period as coach of rleclamation. She is teaching English. KYe get this informa- tion from our business manager who is apparently in close touch with her. Mr. I. C. Gamroth. former solo cor- netist of our school band, has also made a reputation for himself at VVashburn, where he is teaching mathematics. Geo. B. Gunderson. upon his gradua- tion from school, was given an appoint- ment to the U. S. Naval Academy at An- napolis, Md. XYe have great faith in George and know that the training' re- ceived there will be directed toward the best ends. Miss Rose Hanlon has charge of the women's physical education at Ripon College. A very good position for this worthy woman. Sylvester Hemleben reports a success- ful season as instructor of English and French. Sylvester was one of our prom- inent debaters and is no doubt an excel- lent coach in this line. Palmer Henderson, father of the 'l'. N. Tfs and leader of Hendersonls Aug- mented Orchestra of 1923 fame, has done wonderful work at Merrillan dur- ing the past year. His former musical and forensic experience have made him a popular principal. Much is expected of him and much will be accomplished by him in the near future. Stanley Hetland is following the Commercial 'Course at the University of XVisconsin. Reports say that he is doing excellent work. XVhat else could we ex- pect Stanley to do but excellent work. Walter Jonas has spent the past year as coach at Neenah, 'XYis. His teams have reported successful seasons. XYilliam Kromeroy chose as his Held of activity a place near home. 1-le ac- cepted a position at Coon Valley where he continued his usual good work. Lorna Mulder was one of our success- ful graduates last year. Her work in dancing and music are still remembered to many of us. She was instructor of physical education in Michigan last year. Wilfred Pfafflin. soon after his grad- uation from the High School Teachers, Training Course. assumed the title of Supt. of Schools of Primrose, Neb. XYalter Ranis. former La Crosse de- bater has just completed a successful year as teacher of Mathematics and Science at Melrose. XYis. Gilford Remmington. graduate of the College Course, taught at XVyocena dur- ing the past year. Simon Rictman was stationed at Chip- pewa Falls during the past year. Laila Schee, prominent in school mu- sic during her years here, taught English and French at XVild Rose. She reports having a good time and a successful year in this, the center of VVisconsin,s potato rasiig district, Violette Stewart. another of our for- mer prominent musicians, has completed a successful year at Beloit. Immediately upon graduation, Charles Albert Lewis Swatek heeded the call of the wild and returned to his native Mon- tana. It is rumored that a young lady was at the end of that journey. Good luck, Charles. Another young woman who did not seek distant fields in order to do good work was Miss Lillian Villand. She was an excellent teacher at XYest Salem last year. Phillip Vtfain continued his remarkable work as a debater when he attended the University of Chicago last year. He was chosen as one of that school's debaters. Phil. is bound to get there. ff' H THE RACQUET l923 ' X X WNW I flflff '1 , sNxx 'S-K " X ,,,vl, lc.. KX x X ki naxxxx xx- 5k X N ' Q: N-11' A 9 V'X I - ,,, 0 O 9 0 g 0 ..v V . 1, ,I 1 ix- 4 S 5 5 PA I 'xv . , , S 0 E 'f'-. "N . X 'z - V Xxg 'L,1.-. ' .A , vp. 3, ,xx - " Q . 'f-'I-"," VN' px '. :XA if gf ,dy xx N X -X W 19 .-if Q... V. g i F X X e' -'t 'R N I fx N R- ihx ? ' , Q s , K , I N N I . X-. :SXUWQ t E-" Q ' 5 5 Si 5 - 5 - , N ' I : X 5 ' x i 4 X Q K 3 I E f x S ? Q 4 ' ' N7 3 ggv-sv x 1 Rv 5 I S is M! Q." 49,1 - Y.. V L? 3 ' N' ' K , xx 5 ,. Q N 1 xl V 0 i o' 3 u 4 ,, ' ' . s N i XS ' sq' Q S 2 I. 1 ,- H 3 2 " 'H , , x I ,f E , Q , , x 1 , 1 3 S 'X I 5 'I I, X I' ': N -' 1 fi - I 4 Q 'V 7 1 A -,. r . Y 4 UN R L, , unc Q .LLM H yo 8 -Wf374w24"i,4,,x6Lq WMJJUMJLQL JM! ' KWZWW ,f iff-1-Q Q ,fC.4Cd,,L,, v K QfqAfy,,AL! ,,,. I' 5 K, Qjifw W1 WN 8 THE RACQUET lil :intein sci HUMOR g It is not the aim of the humor department to portray how sharp or clever the students of this school are, nor do we aim hereby to set forth clever sayings that should convulse the reader with laughter. Last, but not least. we do not attempt to create a feeling of rivalry or hatred between various organizations or departments in this school. It is our aim and duty to record some of the jokes that may have occurred during the school year. It is possible that all of you will not appreciate the humorous bits at the time, but jokes are like the apple that Adam ate: a long time is required for their digestion. To ridicule or to use sarcasm at another person's expense is a poor way in which to secure enjoyment. Sarcasm and ridicule should be used far more sparingly than castor-oil. lt may be that our end and aim are wrong. lt may be that we have failed in our efforts but we must find consolation in the fact that, no matter what we do, it will always appear wrong to some person or group of persons. The person whom some regard as comical and good- natured is regarded by others as silly or a simpering fool. In other words, all of us do not see things in the same light. If we were to put green specks on mules. all of the grass would seem green, but we cannot do this so what's the use. Yet, we do not consider this humor department an experiment. XYe do not rely on experience, for, he who learns entirely by experi- ence, usually graduates at the grave. Possibly some rude person will suggest that we label some of the jokes with a sign, "Laugh Heref' That, of course, would be a waste of ink, so the suggestion is disregarded. There is only one thing a person cannot buy in con- nection with this undertaking, and that is the wag of a dog's tail. The person who made that remark said a mouthful. There is one more item that may be added and that is, the person who laughs with you. Those that laugh at you are plentiful, but those that laugh with you are very few. The idea of wit and humorhas been with us at all times. lt was born of human affection. and we will laugh and smile in spite of the shadows that are cast by the clouds of hate and doubt. If some of us had been present upon the day of creation, no doubt some valuable suggestions could have been made, but it is well that none of us were there, or perhaps the whole thing would have turned out to be a big joke. It is possible that this humor section and this Annual will be kept as a relic by future generations, and, as they read these pages. they will sadly murmur, 'AThe evil men do lives after them." So it is with us todayg we laugh at the past in the same manner that the future will laugh at us. My candle is low, and the ink-well is becoming empty. lt is now time for me to turn a new leaf. The Humor Department of this book is hereby at your disposal. Arthur L. Henderson. -4 NJ,- ,,-. . ef' Q, w'9wlK"' ' s l-f""' , W 3 L-4 ' Explanation of Facultq Cartoon Yo Ho! Do you see Miss Trowbridge clinging to the initial letter in Ufacultyv? She has a faculty of clinging to things. Plant your eyes on Bessie Bell, who is enjoying a few leisure moments with her favorite book-'ADianiond Dick," which she thinks ranks second to the Horatio Alger jr. series. Notice the reincarnated Slim XYalters riding on the HC" Qseaj-one doesn't need a boat to ride the 'AC' of faculty. He is pulling off the XYm. Tell stuff. The fellow whose feet are where his head ought to be, carries the appel- lation of Hans Reuter. He performs thc brave stunt of doing a hand stand while carrying Slimls target, the forbidden fruit, on his head. lf Slim misses the apple and also Hans' bean, Sandy is going to get it in the neck, and he will fall from his romantic position. But Slinfs gotta be careful. If the cork from his pop gun misses Sandy, too, and kisses the Dean, he'll lose his superfluous hair. Meet the library bouncer, Martha Skaar. She is the custodian of the library death list. Now let your gaze splash on Shorty Lyon. He says it's warm enough to go barefoot already. He is super- vising a little of Goff's handwork. Pipe Goff in the dignified posi- tion. He's whittlin' sunip'n-not a chain or an algebraic problem, He's just plain litter'n up the place with shavings. 5 E53 Rf E52--Jllii '-HVJLb.W'i'll1 DW!! Dllllllllllllllllhllllll 1 V ' , sr l I K 1 . I we N -au ndo1TE1S5T'-- Qmyv up M 5 1 A y 5 .yy C v. :xiii 1 '3 4 Xl ill Gln- 5 V 'tba 'v ,si f' dl Nay' , f , ,rv 'ff I 1' , 1 cfm, 7 1,6 f 1 ,Q 2 l ' U ff MI 111 1 ,v A ,W 5 o f I 1 3' iniimrminursnlimfil11t1"v"1, ll ' , . ,gi ,. MU, it fi ti in i., lllllllglll lui. i , . . , , ' is E -Ir:-.iffy u.ng-- I-is l923 THE RACQUET STORIES George went home to his father's farm last vacation and met with an unusual experience with the cold weather. He went to the stable to harness a mule one night and was too tired to light a lan- tern, so he failed to notice that a cow was in the stable with the mule. Finally his father. alarmed at the long delay, Called from the house. "George, what are you doing out there?" UI can't get the collar over the mulels head, 'George yelled back, "his ears are frozen stifff' A Historical Document Now it came to pass in those days that a decree was sent out, saying that all men should quit smoking in the locker room. One by one they wailed in sorrow. saying "This wounds me sorely." But one bold man stood up and said, "The law says that it is all right." He then wrote on a piece of paper some- thing like this: "Pipe and wine are in their feasts." Is. 5. 12. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke as out of a seething pot. job 41. 20. 'The house was filled with smoke, ls. 6. 4. And the house was filled with the cloud. One stood up and said. "He is a false prophetf, lint they believed him not. He Tempted Fate HNU l" Her answer was absolute, and yet hope gleamed in his eyes. "But," he began. wif you will only-" She gazed sternly into his face. as if she would devour him. "I offer you-" f'Stop!'l said she and her cheeks flushed. He heeded not her flashing eyes. her trembling voice and clinched list. "Thr- books sell for 58.50 a volume. complete edition. You need them-" The poor agent regained his senses in the hospital. Rafferty, a common worker. and Macpherson. a Scot. were miners to- gether. One day Rafferty accidently emptied his pipe on a keg of powder, and when he came down it was on the in- stallment plan. Mac's grief was genuine. but finally he went to notify Mrs. Raf- ferty. Hls this the widow Rafferty?" he asked when a woman appeared at the door. " 'Tis Mrs. Raffertyf' she snapped. 'ibut no XYidow Raffertyfl A business like gleam came into Mac- phersonfs eyes, "Alf how much will you bet?"' he demanded. A delegation of students marched proudly to church one Sunday. It hap- pened that they were late, and. as the back seats were crowded. a student was obliged to lead the delegation up the aisle. The church choir sang: "See the mighty host advancing. Satan leading on." The sturdy student dashed out. ex- claiming. f'Gee, they called me a devil and I will not stand for thatf' The following letter found its way into this department and is an extract from a letter of the widow of a man killed by accident in a factory. The let- ter is as follows: "I have so much trouble getting my money that I some- times almost think I wish my husband were not deadfl Diogenes is with us today. He still carries his lantern and is looking for an honest man. He came to La Crosse Xormal and found his way to the boys' locker room and behold, his lantern was stolen. :X tall passenger was thrown against the door in alighting from a street car. There was a smash as of broken glass and he felt something wet on his hip. "Oh. Gosh!" he gasped. "l hope itls bloodf, El El Z REMINISCENCES fBy Hankj One evening. as I sat in my easy chair before the fire, scenes of the past flitted before my mind's eye. The recollections of my early life filled me with sadness. and I wept. I dried the precipitation that had flowed down my cheeks and called the butler to mop up the fioor. Then I began to pace about the room-a sort of track meet with myself,-believing that a little exercise would drive away the sadness. But, alas, failure fell my lot: for my eyes happened to rest upon a picture on the wall, a picture of a group of lumbermen cutting down a forest. This representation of strenuous work in- stantly propagated thoughts of my Normal school days. Almost driven to insanity, I jumper into my coat and under my hat and rushed into the night. I walked aimlessly, my brain in a whirl, until suddenly, I found myself in the office of a great detective agency. Here lay my long-sought-for opportunity to be in an intellectual atmosphere, so I wandered into the rogues gallery. Here were pictures of criminals: crooks, grafters, robbers. thieves, burglars, pickpockets, murderers, and school teachers. Eagerly I scanned the photographs, and then.-I discovered a group of familiar faces. Instantly I called for an officer to give me some information con- cerning these persons. I pointed to the first face. UB. B. Hutchison! Xlihat has she done?" The officer found the page in the official record. "She is charged with an attempt to murder," he replied in mournful tones. "BIurderl! I gasped. "Impossible!" "The charge against her is a peculiar one," he replied. Then he explained to me. "It seemed that she was guilty of cannibalistic. She compelled her students to devour such men as Chaucer, Milton, Xlordsworth, Byron, Shelby. Keats. Tennyson, Holmes, Longfellow, XYhitman. and many others. She forced the students to partake so heavily of these masters that many of them died of poetical indigestion. And then I remembered how she used to take the poets, one by one, disect them. season them, and then hurl them down the throats of the students, Only two students survived her classes-Chisholm and Armstrong. Chisholm escaped unscathed because he always fell asleep in class. Although Armstrong still lives, he receives occa- sional attacks of literary gout, which he soon drives away by read- ing several volumes of Greek. Imagine my surprise when I found the next photograph to be the likeness of Clayton XYhitney ! The officer informed me that Mr. XYhitney was charged with being the master mind of a group of criminals who were destroyers of public property. tContinued on page 152J L I923 THE RACQUET E' E womenls shoes, hosiery, corsets, gloves, cosmetics. and all other EXPLANATION OF SNAPSHOTS On the opposite page you will see three gentlemen: President Cotton, Mr. XYiley, of the high school, and Mr, Rolfe, of our faculty. Below that picture you have an intimate pose of Miss Florence Foxwell, who is the kindergarten teacher in the Model School. The lower picture may serve as a farewell glance at Miss Florence Eddy, who left our faculty last winter. Above we have a picture of the faculty women enjoying them- selves at a picnic. Immediately below that we have, according to history majors. at least a good view of the river. One of the obstructions to the view is Miss Trowbridge, while the other we were unable to identify. Miss Carver is just reloading her camera but someone caught her in the act. The proud father is Mr. H. C. Reuter. A group of Model School pupils completes the gallery of snap- shots. More snapshots are to be found in other sections of the book. Dear judge : XVe have just learned in Mr. Sanford's Political Science class that you are the only man who can give a person permission to change his name. Now we, the undersigned, do not mean to cast any reflection upon our parents' choice of names for their children, but the truth of the matter is that we do not like our names. just put yourself in our position, judge. and see the disastrous disadvantages of having such an effeminate name. XYhy, judge. we receive advertisements from such concerns that wish to sell us female paraphernalia. VVe beg you to be a sport, judge and for Gods sake change our names. Francis O'Brien Cleo Smith Carol XYeigle Shirley Bugbee Loy Sanford Evlyn Overgaard Francis Loughrea Hazeal Curry El " THE RACGU ET 152 I REMINISCENCES fBy Haukj I pondered, my thoughts wandered, and then I came to a con- clusion with a splash. I knew Mr. XVhitney. I knew his character. He would never think of such a thing. But he taught geography- all branches, the trunk and the leaves. I remembered seeing his students in the library, pen in hand, tongue between the teeth, spilling ink on the tables, vainly trying to draw diagrams and maps, -maps of the world, and diagrams of the peanut crop in Iceland, the moonshine industry in La Crosse, etc. I recalled the arrests of Kutzborsky and Evans. and many others. Kutzborsky was arrested for destroying public property when he tried to carve a relief map of the XYestern Plains on the State Bank building with an axe. Evans was sent to XYest Salem when caught digging up Burns Park in a vain attempt to find the fossil of a pre-historic canary. 0'Brien was hanged for dynamiting Grandad while searching for the original form of the Eskimo Pie. In fact, about ten years ago I noticed an article in the newspaper which mournfully stated that the City of La Crosse was almost totally destroyed by students who were seeking to bring forth new lights on geology, physiography, and geography. XYhat won't education do! Myrtle Trowbridge was next in order, She was charged with conspiracy in business. A strange charge for a school teacher! But after a few minutes of reiiection I deducted a theory. As a history teacher Miss Trowbridge insisted upon a certain amount of outside reading each week. Usually about six hundred pages, to be exact. And because of this outside reading Miss Myhre ruined her voice, and spent all of her dad's money trying to find it again. She, like other history students, was mislead. Each day found Miss Myhre sitting on the porch, even in the midst of winter, doing some outside reading. And because Miss Trowbridge once said that the reading must be as elevating as possible. she went on Satur- day to the top of Grandad to get in a little outside elevated reading. XYhen about one hundred fifty students actually do their outside reading outside. the doctors in the city do a rushing business. just the other day I met a victim of outside reading. The victim hap- pened to be Mattison, crippled with rheumatism, hopping on crutches down the street. My eyes cried at the sight and the optical perspiration submerged my six pairs of glasses: for I, too, am a victim of outside reading, only I read inside, but tried to do each weeks assignment in one night. This happened to be characteristic of the less conscientious students. All in favor say "aye.'y The Hayes" have it: and mine got it! The next victim, guilty of an attempt to starve the human race, was Albert H. Sanford. I gazed upon Mr. Sanford's countenance. and saw in blazing letters the word "economics" I recalled such fellows as Gerling. Kromrey, Schweizer. and Reayg and such girls as Comeau, Clark. and XValz. All these had starved their families to death. Being so imbued with the principles of economics, they IM THE RACQUET economized beyond human strength, and left their children in the streets to suffer. Sob! Sob! Sob! Blub! The fellows economized to the extent that they never brought their pay checks home. the girls, to the extent that their husbands nevergot a decent meal. Education and starvation seem to rhyme. The photograph of Dora E. Carver sent a shiver down my spine. She was guilty of destroying the English language! A grammar teacher! Instantly l recalled of having heard a former student of hers, delivering an address. She started: "Ladies and gentlemen, I have-he, was,-no"-she hesitated and thought. "Been, can't, won't isn't--Oh, I don't know. XYait a minute." Then she reached in her pocket and extracted a pocket grammar, through which she hastily searched. It surely was too bad. Her fluency and command of words had been utterly de- stroyed by too thorough a drill in verbs and the other particles of speech-I mean parts of speech. But I had the surprise of my life when I saw the face of Martha Skaar. She, said the officer. had attempted to bankrupt the State of Vtisconsin. I couldn't believe this. But after a moment's contemplation, I saw the connection. She had attempted to bank- rupt the state by overcrowding the insane asylums and by forcing the state to continually build new ones at a great expense. Miss Skaar possessed a great weakness tprobably a hobbyj for kicking students out of the library for a week or a month-or as long as she liked. This matter became a serious one because many of the teachers had an affinity for extensive reading. The students, being kicked out of the library, could not do this extensive readingg so. naturally, they were forced to rely on their imagina- tions. Many of them sat up in the wee hours of the morning trying to imagine what was in those books to which they had no access. Soon, many weakened under the strain and developed an extra- ordinary imagination. so extraordinary that they were sent to the bug house. Oh bury me. in the librareel The oflicer next informed me that the time to close up had arrived: so I desisted, since he insisted, and slumped black into the night-or did I stumble into the night ?-I don't remember, The experiences of the two hours preceding dumfounded me: my mind played merry-go-roundg I walked with no sense of direction. Sud- denly I walked over the edge of a cliff. and fell six thousand feet into the canyon below. I tried to end this like a hero. f-sms?-X MQQ, sis if I923 RACQUET xx O.. K n ky , w 1 rf X VA ,A , X Yvso ' X, I 4 Na wmv I -...., , , Avf HI I Ii ' Us -ig'-,if I-I , fe .ir lu' KN , 'Q X 5' ' ' .. 7.5! l ,, if' X A Q QA-1g53:11za12EQ -P 3 ' X : "3?.?2?'Eixw , X ,' I ai? - Q X x xv, N 5 ' . 3357: 'qv' I x 5 , ,Y , .243-5 "QM ' 31 'ff Mg x "ECL J Z: V W 1 f f W ' N " I - 4, - , S J gf. r. '- 2:15 'N f-v'-ZJQK Q. in -5 A Q' ' 1 K " E 6 I' ax: ' 'a.-'en' T' ' -f sei , QL, Q 'Q ? Q ' .13 'is .1 J. S9 3 4' A ana N525 ' 3 Pig SRX Ex: ia?-N1 jg 'it " " ' NN S irir Qs in Q f ur . 9? 'O ' x D wiv ' Y E I E E' ' THE RACQUET E EXPLANATION OF CARTOON On the opposite page you will see a group of some of our more prominent students. The young man advertising the Banner Lunch is Cleo Smith, who, by the way, works for his meals at that establishment. The boss should give him a raise for this. Mr. Peterson is the serious looking waiter while to his left is Mr. Fred Evans. Quite a political attitude for such a peaceful man like Fred to assume. Can you find Matt. Prijanovich of 'fMartha" fame? He really isn't so big-just feels that way sometimes. Overgaard is preparing for the 2 220, Not dash, but train. The saint is Mr. Berens while the man who seems to have a clinging affection for the lamp-post is Ed. Roskos. The banjo expert is Ben Sylla. Ken Zahrte is doing time, not to Ben's music but in Sing Sing. Don't know why but his expres- sion seems to register guilt. Miss Scholberg is represented in her favorite "Martha,' pose. She was in a mob scene. The acrobats are Harvey Spencer and Tom Chisholm. just one of Tom's tricks. He says a little mental exercise once in a while won't hurt, jim Bennette is out flying. He looks so happy that Duffy must be with him. Oh well, we couldn't see her if she were there, she's so small. DEFINITIONS BY WEBSTER l. Textbooks-The only proof that a professor has of show- ing that he knows what he is talking about. 2. Assignments-A method of kidding used by the teachers. -Iokes are usually so deep that the class does not get them. 3. Eight o'clock-The chief activity of the plebians. so ignore them, a gentleman never gets up that early. 4. Dancing-A synonyn for wrestling. Standing room 31.25 per couple. Also a maximum of speed in a minimum of space. 5. Mark "E"-Means excellent, and is the highest grade given at this institution. However, it is commonly misunderstood by the faculty, who claim that it means failure. 6. Dates-A very delectable fruit. Be careful not to confuse them with prunes of similar size and shape, but having a better taste. B B A STONE AGE ENGAGEMENT Young man. are you about to pop the question? At least you have been seeing that young lady all year and it is about time that you do so. XYhen you Finally do that thing. be guided by what we have to say here or your question will be answered in the negative. The trouble now-a-days with question popping is that it is getting to be too mild and lifeless a performance. KYhen one con- siders the methods used by the stone age youth and compares them with the mild tactics of the present day Romeo, one cannot blame the young women for refusing the average suitor. It is for the benefit of the meek ones that we publish this translated document on a stone age engagement. lt is written in the omniscient third. by an eye-witness and is an authentic description of the occurence. Picture if you will, the belle of the stone age colony absorbed in the gentle art of spotting frogs in vast marshes of territory. She soon becomes tired of that tame occupation and. upon spying a mountain goat in the distance. pursues it. As she is dashing from one precipice to another. and across ravines. she is not unnoticed. Far above her. on the top of a nearby Grand-dad Bluff. watching her every move. is a young man of the village. anxiously awaiting her approach. He is armed with the usual club, so characteristic of the age, with which he is going to present. in his own bashful way, the tender things which occupy no small portion of his thoughts. In short. he would take the young damsel unto him as his wife. Blithely the young maiden, of two hundred pounds or more. skips from one bluff to another. in playful pursuit of the goat. Every minute brings her closer to the lair of her admirer. Crouch- ingly the young man awaits his prize who is now but a few steps from him. She has given up her former pursuit and is now engaged in picking up huge rocks and hurling them for great distances. She probably calls it target practice. which will enable her to more successfully take part in some event such as a gorillo hunt which is soon to take place. At last the young lady is within reach of her admirer. The gentleman is blushing when he thinks of the tender thoughts which prompt the act he is about to commit. He trembles as he slowly lifts the club of immense proportions above the head of his unsus- l923 THERACQUET pecting victim. At last he overcomes his tiniidity and the club descends with a cash upon the head of his victim-he has popped the question. Expectantly the hero of the episode crouches over the lifeless form of his price, anxiously awaiting her recovery. After a few hours she revives. Blankly she stares about her-she looks into the eyes and sees the young man at her side. She lifts her hand to her head, and there finds the evidence that she has become engaged --21 huge hump. Now. young man, go to the home of the young' lady, hut don't go with a clulr. Go with a determination and don't let her side- track you. Your stone age ancestor had determination, have you? I I I923 TH E RACQU ET THE OWL'S HOOTLETS XYhen you are handed a lemon. don't get sour over the world. An empty ship rattles the most, so put on silencers. Don't clean garbage cans with a tooth brush. A misstep becomes a footprint on the sands of time. The person that learns by experience usually graduates at the grave. The man who counts in this world is the cashier. Don't make fun of the lunch-room cof- fee, as you may be old and weak yourself some day. A green house is not a dormitory for freshmen. Ponce de Leon sought for the fountain of youth-he did not think of monkey glands. Some people are so fat that they rock themselves to sleep trying to get up. A cabbage also has a head. 1t's all right to be a lark, but you are apt to become a jail bird out of one. A bad egg will offend no one if you let it alone. Pearls come from oysters but dia- monds come from some poor fish. One should argue with a mule face to face. Do not use limburger cheese for tooth- paste. There is only one substitute for brains and that is silence. XYhen in Rome, shoot Roman candles. l . s . 1 ,- l923 HE R X T ACQUET 159 LOVE'S LABOR LOST, OR A GOOD PLACE TO FISH A Comical Tragedy in One Act The settinff is in the S. 8: H. the 0'en- D ' 6 eral hangout of the Normal school fel- lows when their sweeties are indisposed. The time is evening, about 7 :30, accord- ing to the chime clock that marks the location of the Batavian National Bank. But. of course, the bank plays no part in this sad tale, even though it is said that money is the root of all evil. On the lounging bench in this afore- said place, where the students squander their fathers' hard earned dimes for the increasingly popular chocolate sundae, sat two of Tom Chisholmis cronies. Now the fact is, and I will say it in a whisper. Chisholm was spending a dime upstairs in a game of rotation. I put it "spending a dime," for he always lost and had to pay for the game. To go back to the cronies who were re- posing downstairs - a brilliant idea struck the idle brain of one of them. He decided to follow the customary pro- cedure of playing a trick on Tomg so he told "Cece," the dispenser behind the counter, to send a call upstairs for Chis- holm. This was done. Immediately Chisholm pounded down the steps in his delicate way Qand he always boasts of his small feetj, but, on seeing the two intriguers, halted and filled the place with the melody of his sweet voice: K'XYhat do you bums want ?" The pic- tures trembled on walls from the echo. "XVe don't want anything," piped cro- nie number one, using all his self-control in suppressing a grin. "Sid wants you. I-Iels got two girls outside, and he wants another fellow. Wie ain't dressed up to- night. so neither one of us can go. Hurry up, he's waiting." Now, when Chisholm hears the word girl a mountain can't stop him. He's about as hungry for a girl as the ma- jority of the students, after eating in the cafeteria. In fact, he has about six dozen dictionaries home, because each one has "girl" in it. But tonight Tom seemed to be a changed man. He returned to his game upstairs. The two cronies were not dis- couraged in the least, they knew him too 'well. So they piled upstairs. Chisholm was in the delicate process of pushing a ball across the table, which he does with the form of a boiler maker. "Hurry up, Tom." said cronie number one, "Sid's waiting for you." No smile, not even a faint sign on the speaker's face. "Yeh, I'd go, but look how I lookfl emanated from cronie number two. No smile here either. Chisholm was overcome: his heart danced a waltz on his ribs. That superior grin of his overspread his face. He hung up the cue, which he had just broken in his gentle Way, threw on his coat, and almost fell down the steps. He walked as far as Sixth and Main, but no Sid and no girls in sight. No, and they never were. Sid and the girls were just a fable to catch him. They were, to be more concrete, mere bait. Tom bit, hook and line, and he almost swallowed the pole, too. Hihat won't some fellows do when they hear the word "girl'l? Girls, keep an eye open for Tom Chisholmg he's a good place to fish. MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES They sat on the porch at midnight, And their lips were tightly pressed, The old man gave the signal And the bull-dog did the rest. "XVe are lost,'l the captain stuttered As he staggered down the stairs. "See the lost and found committee," Someone cried-and dodged the chairs. 1 In days of old Professors were bold, They say pupils lived in fettel. You dared not kick one, I am told, 'Cause his pants are made of metal. One sweetly solemn thought Comes to me o'er and o'erg The girls' skirts are tighter now Than they ever were before. E E THE RACQUET 4 ,.- X F5 XX 9 X L w 3 xx 0 :N Y +1 f,, WN? M X X NW -xx , X53 VQNN , fxgf zfl , !,',V"fA If 1' V ' '-., ,' - 1 LAX X X pn x ' T I I g K . X' N X : X 'X X Nh X Os' ,Ya A" XV V5 S I X .1 ' 'X wr. M 0 0. 4:9 3 L!! X J x .' 4 "gi x'alPw'la W ' X fy ' ","::u 'V 3 N ,U Xf' ' f' ' , 'fm , ' r V YQ if M N 'E-'fvfv 4""3"' o o o 'ff yan" V0 I 'rf x ,. fx, 419 ,'q f' lig L4 i ' 1 . X 1, 4 " fx' 'V I' ' L . , ' 'L X Q 1 ' V X. S. , It Yi x 1' mx 'f' Q N BMX X My W Q' X Vx -X THE RACQUET l I Q30 eqcl I ll Qlub .1-3. W. PARKER 1 WML . . "The Store lD1th a Consciencej' N,-vhJ 120-South Fourth. St. dl CDCFIJ 'GUCCI CPlaceifoQ.Qat J. Jeweler GIFTS THAT LAST Majestic Theatre Building Insist on MOTI-IER'S BREAD "It's Made with Milk" AT ALL cRocERs M. Erickson Bakery Company 320-322-324 South Fifth St. Student-This book is quite damp. Miss Clausen-Yes. the girls cry so much over it we simply canyt keep it dry. She-XYhat a peculiar looking thing on your upper lip. Heikly dear girl. never knock a mustache when it's down. Mr. Clenians-Don't you ever help your wife drive the new car? Mr. Rlitchell+No. l let her shift for herself. "I know a man without hands who plays the pianofy "That's nothing. I know Z1 girl without a voice who singsf' I Henryv-Try one of these cigars, old man. Theylre the best things out. John-How are they when they are lighted? E' E' THE RACQUET Many of the students bummed a ride to River Falls to see the game: their conscience bothered them so that they took it back the next day. Girl at Store-XYhat do you want? Mary Boschert-I should like a nar- row comb about six inches long, for a bald man with celluloid teeth. Spencer-XVl1o is this man they call Rugs? Runkell-Bugs? lYhy, that's a degen- erate louse. Leeder-Boys, I want you to dress up like "rubes" for the opera. XYartinbee-VX'ill it be necessary to dress up at all? Broun Cquoting Emersonj-I am part of those whom I have met. Hawkins-You have been keeping poor company. R. Castneril saw my fellow on the fair grounds today. E. Friedman-In what cage? Scatter Sunshine with Greeting Cards We have a very beautiful line of GREETING CARDS for every possible occasion. PLACE CARDS, TABLE FAVORS, SCORE PADS, TALLYS, HAND DECO- RATED PARCHMENT MOTTOES We do Picture Framing as it should be done. The Novelty and Gift Shop JULE HOFF 607 Main St. La Crosse, Wis. Get Your Commence- ment Suit Now NEWEST DESIGNS IN ALL WOOL FABRICS 5352 5452 5502 Look them over PETER N EWBURG La Crosse's Largest Clothing Store The Normal Boys' Store ,. f ff , W 'S' Y 1 ff ,N I ' 3 -?' 5 5' A s 2,0 , f Q L s ,V jx AZ 5' ' 4 . n. f, ,.... 121"f5E5:g: i55EfE: 512552: During Braun Gllntliza Eg El THE RACQUET KEEP A KODAK RECQRD OF YOUR SCHCDOL DAYS Your kodak album Will keep alive the memory of your school days as nothing else can. Pictures worth making deserve care in developing and printing, and our experience and skill in this Work produces the best possible results from every negative. Make your messages to the home folks more interesting by including a Kodak Picture. We have the largest variety of kodaks and albums in the city and are always glad to show them to you. We have Normal School memory albums in which to keep the photographic record of your school days. Leather covers at special prices to Normal School students. K Mcnsm PHQTO SEFQYHCE wjo,,,,bsWq Le. Cros se,Wis. TT ' THE RACQUET THOR WASHING AND IRONING MACHINES APPLIANCES LIGHTING FIXTURES HOOVER SUCTION SWEEPERS STORAGE BATTERIES AND IGNITION Linker Electric Co. 114 North Fifth Street Phone 398 "ANYTHING ELECTRICAL" Small Fairchild-How does a Roman nose look? Mildegrant-Just like mine Small Boy-Oh, red! Sylla flat Stevens Pointj-Pardon me, madam. but were you in Chicago last summer ? Young Girl-I-in Chicago? No, I was not. Sylla-XYhat a coincidence! Neither was I. It was eleven o'clock and the land- lord's voice was heard, "Come, young man, light out!" he said. The words must be obeyed, so the young boob reached up and turned out the light. Bennett and Duffy were passing a popcorn stand and the fair one Spoke thus: "Gee, that popcorn smells nice." "Yes, we will go a little closer so we can smell it better." I FOR YOUR I FAVORITE MAGAZINE , , i', U. OR BOOK 'I fLEvY'S' NEWS STAND 1 ' B ' 605 MAIN STREET LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN RACGU ET In -, A , Y all 'S . .J 3 Hart Schaffner 8eMarx Clothes Have You Confidence in Your Clothes? . Wear clothes that you respect and which demand the respect of others Hart,Schaifner8cMarx always render the utmost in Quality-Style-Service Satisfaction Guaranteed. Distinctive furnishings for men of taste. Nelson Clothing Co. The place that saves you money 1205-7 CALEDONIA ST. North La Crosse "I know she loves me. XYhy, she came down to the station to see me off. "Bushwah! She wanted to be sure you were leaving town." rn Mr. Strayer-Name something in which the supply exceeds the de- mand. Herinan-Trouble. sludge-How'd you like to be shot at sunrise? Gravcn-lid rather be half shot. Stranger-ls this well water? lYit-Does it look sick? A married woman said to her husband. "You have never taken me to the cemeteryf' ' "Xo. my dearfl he replied, "that is a pleasure I have yet in antici- pationf' 'fXYhen I married you I thought you were an angel." "lt's quite plain you did. You thought I could manage without clothes and hatsfl XYatchman-Halt! XYho goes there? Teacher-A teacher with two friends. XYatchman-lYhatl A teacher with two friends? Enter! Little works in English, Little lights with teachers. Make the football players Sit upon the bleachers. Geology Prof.-'l'he class will now name some of the lower species. starting with Mr. Smith. '6Illl bite. what is it?" said the mosquito as he landed on a wax model. An old darkey said: "A chicken am de mos' useful animal what am: you can eat him befoh he am born. and aftah he am dead." l l923 l.-,..l THE RACQUET e P ocogleap e For your family and for your friends at lnolrne FOP YOTUUF' CH6lSS1I'IUli1I.fE6S iillfllfdl URW acquaintances ac school ' 'f an 1.. 'z PRYURSSTUDMD 52-Q1 MAHN sTREET a THE RACQUET Miss Trowbridge - Mr. Skaff, you name the wars during this period. Skaff-There were six. Trowbridge-Be more speciiieg name them in order. Skaff-One, two, three, four, five, six. Mr. Chisholm-Say, answer this question, "XYhat is the funniest you ever saw?" Mr. Mulder-Er-I hate to hurt your feelings, but you are. Miss Knothe--Now Jessuppe, did you mail that letter? .lessuppe-Yes, my dear. I-er-held it in my hand all the way to the mail box, I didn't even put it in myh Miss Knothe-That will dog I never gave you a letter. Landlady-Do you have much trouble Ending your cuffs and collar buttons as you used to? Tuxbury-No. I always find them in one place now. I,andlady-Wihere? Tnxbury-In the vacuum cleaner. Before Leaving at Vacation Time Equip yourself with the comforts and necessities that may dltli- cult to obtain later. 'A partial list we can serve you with: KODAKS STATIONERY TOILET ARTICLES FOUNTAIN PENS Mc Cord 8: Co. Majestic Building La Crosse, Wis. THE CONTINENTAL STYLE AND QUALITY CLOTHING Mallory and Stetson Hats THE HOME OF Hart, Schaffner 8: Marx and Continental Special Clothes CORNER FOURTH AND PEARL STS. LA CROSSE, WIS. :Ut 1, i l J' U 1 f W .. 46 , . n 4 ,ff +5 cr ,Ili ' 1 i. ii." ' ,J xlwyil-.. K ,if gglljlilfn ,I . ' , la f " Hi M ri' ln' ' 1 If I I I j I j , e QI 3 I El E E ,JV QQ MA K . 'n f' :M Jfvijalcf qfvvv A ,VVVZX .N -fl A E. iw f ' W AS TEE THME EEHES SQ TEE VALUE OE TEE EECETQGEQAEE INCREASES MCDTE STUKDHQ 125 SE, Eamulrtlha Situ Ea Czfcmsscegwis., E' THE RACQUET El Mr. Ohrien-Yes, I must skip this ,A class. , Troyvluriclge-XYII V? Engagement Sliver for au Nr. Ohrien-I must go to Onalaska Rings Occasions to teach- Trowbriclge-Oh, l see! You are en- , gagerl in missionary work. Miss Hutchison-Dicl you ever read "To a Bumhlheeu? Msg. 33.-No, how do you make them 5 n. tlerling-Have you l.amh's Tales in 5 IRVINE'S 529 Main St. D.-No, this is not a butcher shop. In Grammar Class Shires-I ain't gwine thar- Coate-That's no way to talk. Listen: I am not going thereg you are not going there: he is not going thereg we are not Kinds Watches ffoinfr there' thev are not ffoinv' there. Clocks of all Wrist -'h b 7 . 4 5 Cl Do you get the 1ClC3.? , Shires-Yessur, they ain't nobody go- ing. RIDE A BICYCLE Five dollars down and one dollar per week. IVER JOHNSON, RANGER AND VICTORY BICYCLES juvenile Autos, Coaster Wagons and Velocipedes. Repairs and Accessories. CAM PBELL'S CYCLE AGENCY 225 NORTH THIRD STREET THE RACQUET Ha A Sch ne M rx Clothes You're 1001 Certain Here We Want you to feel sure about us and our goodsg to buy here in complete confidence in every transaction. If by any chance you get unworthy mer- chandise, return itg it's our rnistakeg We'1l cor- rect it with new goods or your money back. ALWAYS THE LATEST IN FURNISHINGS STAVRUIVI 82 FRASER The Young Men's Store of La Crosse E E THE RACQUET What Shall I Do? Every young man and woman faces this question. Get a business education. . It prepares you for a good position in any business oilice in any town or city. You will receive a good salary from the first day, promo- tion is sureg you can get to the top. There is no better or surer way. Business Education is: Book- keeping, Arithmetic, Shorthand, Typewriting, Penmanship, Spell- ing, English, Correspondence, Of- fice Work, Commercial Law and Office Machines. These subjects are arranged in courses. You may take a course at the school or by mail. You re- ceive instruction from highly trained teachers who are interest- ed in your success. Free employment department that sends worthy students to positions. Free catalogue contains full in- formation about courses, rates, board and room, correspondence courses, etc. Also contains thou- sands of photos and letters from employed "WBU" boys and girls. You may begin at the school or by mail any time. Now is always the best time. No special entrance requirements as to age or' education. Anyone of good character may enroll. This school is a member of the National Association of Accredited Schools. Send for free booklets now While you are thinking about it. Be sure to use the full address: WlSG0llSlll BllSllI9SS UIllV9l'SllY LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN li""'l J'f3 x"t" f- A i Q. S ,l un , Uk-'Emblem ya: Efficient School CLASSROOM JOKES Hygiene Teacher-XVhy must we al- ways keep our homes clean and sweet? Little Girl-Because company is apt to walk in any minute. Mr. Coate-In the sentence "The goat will butt the boy," what is the conjunc- tion? Hawkins-Butt is the conjunction. Mr. Coate-Reason, please. Hawkins-It connects. Mr. Coate-Connects what? Hawkins-Connects the boy with the goat. Teacher-Mr. Stein, account for Chau- cer's intimate relations with the royal family. Stein-Chaucer's father was the kings boot-legger. Miss Bryce-Did you get all the ques- tions ? Miss Kennedy-Yes, but not the an- swers. Swartz-l got an "A" from Hutchie. Olstad-Yes, even she can make mis- takes. Fairchild-XYho first discovered steam power? , XYl1ite-VYliat P ' Fairchild-Correct. Mr. Sanford-XYhy are you looking at your watch so often? Mr. Hamniel-I was afraid you would not have time to Finish your interesting lecture. Mr. XYhitney-Give for one year the number of tons of coal shipped out of the United States. Kevin-1492: none. Teacher-Johnnie. how much is three times three? johnny-Nine. Teacher-That's pretty good. johnny-Pretty good! H- it's per- fect. l923 'rl-IE RACQUET E1 State Normal School La Crosse, Wis. 3 l 1 I COURSES OF STUDY 1. For Graduates of F our-year High Schools. A Two-year Course for Teachers in Primary Grades. A Two-year Course for Teachers in Grammar Grades. A Two-year Course for Principals of State Graded Schools. A Three-year Course for the Preparation of High School Teachers W and Principals. 1 A Four-year Course for the Preparation of High School Teachers and Principals. Two Years' Work of College Grade as follows: 1. Letters and Science. b 2. Commerce. 3. Law, Journalism and Pre-medical. 4-. Agriculture. 5. Home Economics. A Three-year Course in Physical Education. l A Four-year Course in Physical Education. A One-year Course for Rural School Teachers. i A Two-year Course for Rural School Teachers. 2. For College Graduates. A One-year Professional or Life-Diploma Course. A One-year Life-Diploma Course in Physical Education. Summer Session Begins June 18, 1923. Fall Session Begins September 1 1, 1923. p l For further information regarding the above courses, address w F. A. coTToN, President ll E PIX! il THE RACQUET Stein-This Italian coin smells just like garlic. Sanford-Yes, most Latin quarters do. XYalters-XVake that fellow next to you, will you? Herman-Aw. do it yourself, you put him to sleep. Mr. Goff-The pressure of bodies at rest is called force. Give an example of force. Herried-The police force. Mr. Goff-Toinorrow I' shall take arsenic. Students-Haw! ha! no more lessons for us. Mr. KembleiGive me a sentence us- ing the word coincide. Runkell-I was broke so I could not go inside. Miss XYentz-XYhat is an oyster? Broun-An oyester is a fish that is built like a nest. Baker-Niebuhr Company Plumbing and Heating Construction, Repairs and Supplies for schools, hospitals and other in- stitutions, hotels, public and busi- ness buildings, residences, etc. FIFTH AND JAY STREETS LA CROSSE, WIS. Krause Clothing Company MAIN AND THIRD STREETS LA CROSSE, WIS. The home of Fashion Art Clothes for' Men and Young Men o I 9 Men s, Women's and Chi1dr'en's Ready-to-Wear' Clothing and lVIen's Furnishings I 2 1923 ' THE RACQUET HIGH GRADE FOOTWEAR FOR ALL OCCASIONS AT PRICES CONSISTENT WITH THE QUALITY COME AND SEE US WM. F. STRAUSS "SHOES OF QUALITY" 320 PEARL ST. Sanford-XVhat.was the Sherman Act? Chisholm-Marching' throughfieorgia. Sanders Cin psychology classj-Can any of you give an example of the human hotly as it adapts itself to changed con- ditions ? Voice-Yes, sir, my aunt gained fifty pounds in a year and her skin never cracked. Long-Sedentary work tends to lessen the endurance. Ziegler-ln other words. the more one sits the less one can stand. Long'-lixactly, and if one lies a great deal, ones standing is completely lost. Miss Trowbriclge-Klr. McKay, what was thc great schism? McKay-That was the time the popes split in three. XYhitney lin geograpliyj-The Niag- ara Falls is probably the most popular resort for couples on a honeymoon. Now a few years ago when l was at Niagara- Class-Haw, haw! LAD I ES' R EADY-TO -WEAR The reliability of our statements about our women's apparel is established beyond a per- adventure. We do not countenance exagger- ation of values. If you have not examined our stocks and compared our prices, you are wasting money. If it is possible that the reader of this is not yet a customer, come to- morrow, and you will repeat what scores of newcomers are daily saying: "What a mis- take I made in not coming here before!" Try-MUTGHUW BRUS. 81. PRUESS-Il Pays 509 MAIN STREET TELEPHONE 241 l923 El THE RACQUET Hostess-XVon't you have some more turkey. Mr. Ress? Ress-No, thank you. Hostess-Oh, do. Here is a nice leg, just your size. Bryce-A good many in the audience 1 agreed with Lindsay. Arneson-Yes, I saw them nodding in their sleep. Dean-Have you taken and precaution to prevent spread of diseases in the fam- ily I I I ' , I Landlady-Yes, we've even bought a I sanitary cup, and we all drink from it. Newshoy-XYatch your car for you. mister. I XYittich-My car does not need watch- I mg. ' Newshoy-But I can call you if it falls apart. -- D. Hanson-I would like to go in even TRI-STATE ICE CREAM is good for all occasions 4? 2 Ay -s Q, o Q G5 sf 1- 6 is Q' Q1 ICE CREAM You are cordially invited to Visit our modern plant Tri-State Ice Cream if if is ure. i n Miss Clarke-Yes, but we have a new Corporat O rug. and I am afraid your shoes are dirty. Saxophones . John C. Burns Drum Outh.. Fruit House Ukuleles , Bangos La Crosse, Wisconsin Pianos 'Victrolas EAT FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR Victor Records Sheet Music Holton Band Instruments EVERYTHING IN THE LINE OF MUSIC Fred Leithold Piano Co 325 MAIN STREET S E 176 K ' 'Ai' ' T! J ' E, . X '17 u 3 rl-'V ip , l ,Q if V 'I , -'F ' I J I 'X YV i 1 K7 'Z-f 'f' 1 fi isa ,wr 15 ,A , A WN w l ff In . M N .1 ' . J ,J X X W W. X 1 , , f B it l X , ,J s Af f i fi t il Xl fft 1 J s X . KSN l ll i il w .ll 1 4 1 ' I ' 4 C 3 H 'ff 1 l ' , M f ' ff f J xl 1 y,f f ff li rl! re fr ye , . Q The Imp rtant Trifle "TriHes make perfection, but perfection is no trifle" just the masterly handling of trifles stamp CURLEE Clothes with the mark of impressive excellence. CURLEE Clothes offer every value clothes can offer, and at least one advantage no other clothes can offer-Super-Fit Collar-and-Shoulders. Come in and let us demonstrate this to you practically. Always the newest in furnishings. Sole agents Ralston Shoes. LS THOMPSON 133 South Fourth Street I t THE RACQUET Miss Purdy-IVhat do you mean by saying that Mr. Sanford has been in prison? Daffenrud-I heard he spent two years in Yale. She+Are we going to see "Hanilet?" Clarke-I don't care for lianiletsg show ine a good sized city, Prof. at telephone-ls this li. lf. 6? Student-Yes. Prof.-There is a bad odor in the hallg smells like something dead. Student-XYhere is the janitor? Prof.-I have not seen hiin for sev- eral days. StudentAXYh-huh. well. maybe it's the janitor. Miss Shanks-You are rude: donlt you know you should not swear before ladies F Hurd-Pardon nie, but did any of you ladies wish to swear first? La Crosse Cycle Shop BICYCLES, SUNDRIES ----fAND---A- EXPERT REPAIRING Frank E. Bishofsky PROPRIETOR 603 Main Street Make This Store the place to stop and inspect a full line of ELECTRIC TOASTERS, CURLING IRONS, WAFFLE IRONS and a host of other appliances which mean so much to the student away from home. We do Electric Repairing and make Electric Lamps from Vases. We also wire up olcl lamps. CLARK - BRACKEN RIVOLI ELECTRIC SHOP 121 N. Fourth St. The unusual decorative resources of the Oyen Shop produce ex- ceptionally interesting interiors WALL PAPER DRAPERIES, RUGS AND FURNITURE for one room, several rooms or the entire house. All grades, rea- sonably priced. Wall Paper of quality, striking Cretonnes to match, seamless Chenille Rugs in all colors, plain and patterned, can be made to fit any size room. Rugs of all grades reasonably priced. PICTURES AND FRAMING ODIN J. OYEN INTERIOR DECORATOR 507 Main St. La Crosse,Wis. E1 E THE RACQUET SPICERi9 BUSCHMAN LETTERPRESS PRINTERS 123-125 SOUTH SECOND STREET LA CROSSE,WISCONS N THE RACQUET Mr. Cotton-How successful is the Normal cafeteria? Madden-XYell, it's quite beyond my expectations. It creates about twenty patients a day. Angry Student-Hey, Murphy! This coiifee tastes like mud. Murphy-XYell, it was ground this morning. First Girl-l think this must be chick- en soup. Second Girl-Oh. no, it is notg what makes you think so? First Girl-I thought I saw some chickens tracks in the bottom of the bowl. Miss Carver-XYliat's that black thing' in my soup? Sylla-Er-thnt's my linger. Maud j.-There is sand on this bread. l don't want it. Miss XYarren-wOh, that's to keep the butter from slipping off. EANN E UNCH N EVE R CLOSED 524 MAllN STREET LA CROSSE, 'WllS. QDrop in Jlnq Cfime lDhether down town shopping or after the dance or theatreg we alwaqs have claintq refreshments waitinq for qou. Cfrq Our Delicious Lunches Cld he Elite 412 Main Sl. Cla he lris 327 Main St. Sb N l ,-X THE RACQUET STUDENTS! Let Chase Repair Your Shoes Have the work done well We call and deliver Chase Shoe Shop 305 North Ninth Street Phone 431 I it WALK-OVER SHOES Walk-Over Boot Shop Andrew E. Anderberg, Prop. 427 Main Street Welsch. from Iowa-I see hy statistics that Iowa is ahead in education. She has a teacher for sixty-seven pupils. XY. Schuman-It's no wonder when half her population is enrolled in XYis- consin schools. Miss Warren fexamining an applicant for a johj-If I cut a heefsteak in two. and then halves in two. what do I get? Applicant-Quarters, Miss XYarrenvGood I And then again? Applicant- Ifighths, Miss XYarren-And again, what will it he? Applicant-Hash ! Tuxhury lloeking in coffee cupp- Looks like rain today. doesn't it? VX'alk-Yes, hut it smells like coffee. Miss Carver-l want some oysters. not too large or small 3 not too salty or cold. Broun-XYith or without pearls? lNIadden-XX'hat's the matter? Eggs not cooked long enough? T. Reay-Yes, but not soon enuff. Angry Customer-Say. theres a Hy in this pudding. Murphy-That's a raisin. Customer-XYell, that's the first raisin I ever saw that could walk. The pompous ceremonial is o'er, My bride and I walk to the door. The organ thunders Mendelssohn, XVe heed it not, for now alone XVe twain at last away shall fare- Sansl preacher-kinfolk, friends and care! "Where to?" The chauffeur asks kinda Slow. I then answer, "Take us to Reno." Little Johnnie so mean I can't tell, Pushed his sister in the Well. Mother said in drawing water, "It's so hard to raise a daughtrf' I had the swellest little girl, A co-ed named Estherg She had looks, hut not brains: She's not here this semester. E E text 1.1.1 4. t Q TL i 2 THE RACQUET We are agents for A. G. Spalding 81 Bros. Baseball Equipment and Uniforms Used and endorsed by leading Major League Players Teams outfitted at special wholesale prices Tennis Goods and Bathing Suits La Crosse News Co. 304 Main Street A..l. BRADY Merchant Tailor Batavian Bank Bldg. La Crosse, Wis. Bw QL ' xii- rf 1 tiitlx Eat at Henrq 81 FFdIlk'S Ddirq Lunch "lDe llse Ho Substitutes" 307 Main Street La Crosse,1Dis. 56 East Third Street lDinona, Minn. Venus Zahrte-The title of my theme is "The Tramp." Sunshine Henderson-That's a bum subject. An egg is not always what it is cracked up to be. A locomotive fireman is a poker party. "Hippo, are you at the head of your class in school?'l "Not exactly, but the boy that is at the head of my class in school isn't in my class in basketball." Seniorilihat time is it? Fresh--Tend-d to- Senior-Ten to what? Fresh-Your own business. Kriss-She swears she's never been kissed. Kross-That's enough to make anyone swear. fi r ' El 182 Qq 'E . ' THE RACGU ET 7 A , K ff f X b ' ff ' X X- i fi"-,44fj'1'1fy"W.!'-',,5 ,If - 4 L, I-fag?-'47 J " Af'-" ,I I K I X NAME ff ADDRESS , cLAss L - . 1 ff :v - . A , ' , , , . x . f T . , .- 5. W Y, Q , . . V YYYV ,Y V W Pwr + I CM Q1 jf- f AIX fi ' M iii, W4 124 ' X ' ' W i Q f b ' N was 215 Q21 5fVM71i,.,LM, Q.i4fLOMM Wy- ,4,,f I ' , JZLQFA, ,,,g " . 1 ,-Zffsi, I x ,V ,Y '5'1ff..g 'fm 5C Ag ,Q 'Z gl - OC AVL, 7-LL . ,Q ' Qxfif . F, T Q2 v f V., . l L A. ,MJ LLL-4AA,dJJQ2L.w.I0, 14, ' 7774 , H, Y YY .. , ,Y ,f,, H 1,17 -R , f Y- - 1 ,, JY- .41 A I iff? W ' r xi l


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