University of Wisconsin Oshkosh - Quiver Yearbook (Oshkosh, WI)

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Let me ask who does not enjoy meeting our l’rofessor of Physics. Mr. Adolphus H. Sage. No one can meet him and not feel the personal magnetism of a good character—a character which not only itself tends toward higher ideals of thought and being, but ever inspires others to right habits of thinking and acting. Mr. Sage always expects and believes everyone is doing his best, and not tor a moment docs he lose confidence in the ability of his students, and as a result, not for a moment do they get discouraged and cease doing their best. Every one of them strives to live up to the ideal of their instructor, thus realizing the words of Van Dyke, posted in the laboratory, "To be glad of life because it gives you a chance to live and to work and to look up to the stars; to be content with your possessions, but not content with yourself until you have made the best of them.” Take a walk about 6:oo o’clock any of these fine mornings over on Jack • on street, and you will find Mr. Goddard, our Chemistry and Nature Study teacher, with sleeves rolled tip and wearing a large straw hat. down on his knees among his sauerkraut plants and cucumbers. Or you may find him hanging over the fence discussing the weather and the crops with Mr. Fling, who farms in an adjoining lot. Or you may find him over in the vicinity of Van Dyne, peering among the foliage of the trees for some specimen of the cat-bird or the mud-hen. Perhaps it is from his love for the feathered songsters that Mr. Goddard imbibes the melody and sweetness which he imparts to those songs with which we are so often favored. Mr. Goddard is another example of what enthusiasm for one’s work will accomplish. To every graduate of the Oshkosh Normal there comes a time in which to meet Miss Lillian ( . Kimball. By those students whom she has led to become masters of English, for such must each one be. she is admired and respected as the woman whose wonderful command of language at first appalled them, and who. later, as their ideal, so enlisted their best efforts that they acquired a facility of which they never deemed themselves capable. Among the Normalites she is famed tor the justness and fairness of her treatment of all. By us. the class of 1905. she is loved as the dearest woman, our truest friend, and wisest counselor, as our ideal toward which we shall ever strive but never hope to attain: as the woman whom we so loved that we bestowed U|K»n her the highest honor within our (tower to bestow, with the fervent wish that it were greater honor. Wireless telegraphy and mental telepathy are in their infant state. We would that they were so perfected that we might gain Mr. Frederick R. Glow’s Harvard-got knowledge of economies and history by merely gaxing at him long ami fixedly. Some of us would even be content to gaze upon the little bag which he carries, had that the power to give us half that it contains. He drills us in debate and. as judge of debates, is sought far and wide. His marginal utility is. therefore, incommensurable with his students’ production of incon vcrliblc token papers, for the marking of which he requires a seignorage of seventy-five per cent. Here is the face of Miss Ellen F. P. Peake, one who is dear to us all. from the little Freshman making his ltook rejx rts for library readings to the hoary Senior delving amid the musty volumes of American and English literature. Many are the students who have been led to a deeper appreciation of literature by her great knowledge of the subject, coupled with her love and enthusiasm for it. Miss Peake is the personification of patience and tireless endeavor. Her most striking characteristics are her gentleness and quiet dignity of manner. Her affectionate disposition is manifested by her devotion to her pet dog. Paddy. Every afternoon she takes hint out on a string for a ramble down Lincoln avenue. As an entertainer, none can excel her. and her English custom of serving tea at 5:00 o'clock is much appreciated by her faculty friends. 15

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Calliope is out of date, and in her stead Miss Harriet E. Clark presides over dramatic poetry here at Oshkosh. The poor mortal who offends her bv being late with a declamation must offer up a "message to Garcia.” In complete statements she trains ns to read, and in complete statements to declaim. She occasionally teaches a class in penmanship for a quarter, when she feels there is need of it. She is a much-traveled lady, and has delighted ib with many tales of foreign lands. Oshkosh proudly | oint$ to her and declares, “She is one of my alumna-." Here you see the familiar features of one whose favorite exhortation is, “When translating Latin, do come down to twentieth century English.” I don't know her nationality, but. judging from her appearance and her speech. I should say that she is Norwegian. Her name would seem to indicate that my surmises are correct. Everyone acknowledges that she is the wittiest of our faculty. Now. if you have any extra cats which you wish to be treated kindly, pray .don’t send them to Mr. Fling by mistake, but ship them to Miss Mary I'. Apthorp, Latin Department. Oshkosh Normal. 7 would were a pointer for the soke of her who led. A feeling guide, with referential tread ' Miss Harriet Cecil Magee, a wee little lady with a gentle, sweet smile, presides over the dominions of Normal art. Into her territory come the district school pupil who has never had drawing, the training department gradttale who has had it all his life, and the ex-school teacher who has taught drawing but has never "had it.” Yet. with grace and confidence, the instructor meets all itt one class, and all arc willing to strive that they may follow with the dainty little guide who leads them cheerfully thru the paths of art. There is no profession in which enthusiasm is so much in demand as in teaching. Of inestimable value is that man who can instill into us zeal and love for our work. Therefore, to Walter C. Hewitt, our Conductor of Institutes and Instructor in School Management, be honor and reverence for ever and ever. Forty-five minutes under his instruction suffices to imbue us with such a love for teaching that we can but marvel at the man. No wonder that his fame as an institute conductor has gone abroad into every corner f ibis state. How the inspiring personality of a teacher urges a class to greater exef tion is daily demonstrated by Miss Josephine Henderson in the Department of Rhetoric. Each recitation the members of the rhetoric class receive inspiration for a new "installment.” by forty-five minutes in the presence of their instructor. With her calm, stately grace and subdued enthusiasm she makes the students of her classes strive to bring themselves to the standard of her excellence. Truly, "a noble woman hath a great influence; but if she be handsome, too, she worketh wonders.” 14 14 .



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Wouldn’t you like to 15. Mack Dresden, our instructor in German? If you were, you would never need to refer to “Britannica," for Mr. Dresden is a walking cyclopedia himself and knows something about everything. You would also he in great demand as a judge, for he acts in that capacity more than any other member of the faculty. Everybody seems to appreciate his wealth of knowledge. Mr. Dresden is the type of the well-balanced man. There is nothing that he cannot do. from eating a doughnut (which is his favorite article of diet) to training for a play or debate, in either of which he can't he beat. He takes great interest in things in and about the Normal, and is ever ready to extend a helping hand. Behold our deep-voiced, buxom, bald-headed teacher of bugology and catology, etc.. Mr. Harry R. Fling. You will notice how we have grouped these three together. It was out of sympathy for their tender feelings in regard to a little s|K t ordinarily kept under a hat. in order that they might not show up in the light of contrast. Mr. Fling is at present using another new hair restorer and piick moustache grower. If successful, he will become agent for its sale among the other gentlemen members of the faculty. Prof. Ming and Miss Apthorp are directly opjjosed as to the use of cats. The one makes | ets of them, the other, hash. Mr. Fling is an advocate of a course in bluffing here in the Normal, deeming it a very necessary part of any school teacher's equipment. Now, see here, my g« od people, this is Mr. Frank K. Mitchell, head of the Department of Geography and Geology. His name and fame have long l een spread abroad in all the lands of the world thru the invention of the wonderful pendent gloln . and will soon Ik shouted far and wide thru the folding megaphone. From time to time rumors have reached us that he intended leaving us. We sincerely hope, however, that they are but rumors. Mr. Mitchell is one of those great teachers who possess the power to teach much and well without an unreasonable amount of work on the part of the student. He has lately invested in a Jersey cow. and a line horse with which he takes the lady members of the faculty and young women of the school out driving. Miss Katherine S. Alvord. associate in Latin and History, needs no exposition of her enduring qualities. She well deserves the epithet. “Little friend of all the world." In her we see a constant and a willing helper, a diligent worker, and an enthusiast in all her lines. It is not too much to say that these lines extend over every subject in the curriculum, for there are few she has not taught. Even cold does not act as a damper on her ardor, for it is a well-known fact that, altho the usual temperature of her room is fifty-four degrees, she is always at her post and never fails to greet her many callers with a warm and sunny smile. It is she. Ella G. Parmele. who presides over the domains that lie beyond the swinging green baize door, and who from her lookout in the center of the reading room, watches with eager eye lest some indolent student idly fritter away his time in idle gossip. Miss Parmele possesses unbounded knowledge of the library, for she knows the title, place on the shelf and content of nearly every ! ook. Looking at her hen-scratching on some of the orders for books. 1 tear you would never know that she can write ltcautifully. "What book did you say. please?" she asks of an inquirer and. with sprightly little steps and a sidewise tilt of her head, she hurries away to the shelf for the hook. 16

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