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- Class of 1912
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AUGUST 15, 1912
' VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY
5 VALPARAISO, IND.
PRESS OF WADE di WISE
is the second Annual of any importance that has been issued by the classes of Valparaiso
i University since its foundation. The classes of 191 l 'established a precedent vvhich we have
endeavored to follow. We are grateful to them for their' achievement-we know we have
profiled by their experience. May the future classes improve upon our pionleer work.
We have attempted a work which we sincerely hope will be prized by its possessors in the years to
come. Not merely for it in itself, but for the many happy associations which a perusal of its pages recalls.
The articles and works of art in this book have been created by someone who has endeavored to
show his fidelity to our Alma Mater and to preserve the ties of friendship existing among us.
The Board of Editors and Managers and others have sacrificed many hours from their studies to make
this book a success. We shall feel amply repaid for our efforts-if We have done so.
We especially desire to express our gratitude to Messrs. Paul Green, H. L. Bush, l... Dietrich for
their illustrations which have done so much to make this work a success.
-EDW. D. GALLAGHER.
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This Volume is Dedicated in Memory of Our Happy and
Profitable Days Spent at Valparaiso University
HENRY BAKER BROWN, A. M., Presidents OLIVER P- KINSEY, A- M-,
Vice-Pr'esiden1:z1nd Dean of Scientific Department
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PROF. H. N. CARVER, A. M., GEORGE W. NEET, Pg. D.,
Professor and Dean of Classical Depamrlent Professor and Dean of the Educational Department.
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NATHANIEL E. RIEED, A. B., R. C. YEOMAN, C. E.,
Professor and Dean of Dept. of Elocuhion and Oratory Professor and Dean of Lhe Dept.. of Civil Engineering
KATHERINE E. CARVER, A. M.
Professor of Latin
' B. F. YVILLIAMS, A. M.,
Professor of Literature
MANTIEE. BALDWIN, A. M.,
Professor of Literature and Rhetoric Professor of German
JOHN E. ROESSLER, A. M
CALVIN s. HOOVER, A. M., M- L- WEEMS, A' M-Q
Professor of History Professor of Physiology and Botany
J. H. CLOUD, Ph. D., L. F. BENNETT, A. M.,
Professor of Physics Professor of Geology, Mineralogy and Zoology
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GEO. D. TIMMONS, B. S., Ph. C., A. A. WILLIAMS, A. M.
Professor of Chemistry Professor of Ma.t.hema.Lics
BRUCE M. BOGARTE, A. B., I HOMER F. BLACK,
Professor of Mathematics Professor of Mathematics
W. F. ELLIS, Pg. M.,
Professor of Pedagogy
B. F. WILLIAMS
The August sun has set and night is nigh,
A many-tinted spIencIor Iights the west,
The o'er-burdened day sinks sadIy to its rest
As Ioath, yet glad in gIory thus to die.
I sit and watch the sWaIIoWs as they Hy,
Without an aim it seems, Without a quest,
In merry mood of joyous, playful zest,
A thousand now---and now the vacant sky.
My thoughts are like the sWaIIows in their flight,
They come unhidden from an unknown deep
To circle gIadsomeIy in Gods own 'room
Too tireIess seem they ever to alight,
Yet soon they'II seek a humble pIace of sIeep
Within the spirit's soIemn chimney-gIoom
1 1E was a princely teacher. He did more than teach
facts-he tau ht life. He enriched the mind
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He gave vision and purpose. If he ever destroyed,
it was not for the sake of destruction, but for the purpose of
building something better. He took no delight and found no
happiness in setting a man adrift. His aim was to moor and
to anchor. He avoided foolish and unlearned questions which
engender strife. He never raised a doubt, except to implant a
truth. Students who sat in his classes always went away with
the feeling that they had come face to face with a real man.
He was patient and sympathetic. F or thirty-eight years he
has been a teacher. For twenty years he taught the word of
God in the Sunday school. His words were wisdom and his
voice was music. When he had finished his task in the class
room or in church, there was always a feeling of satisfaction-
one felt that a master had been in action.
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Aldstadt, David A.
Baldwin, Evangeline ....
Blackburn, Ray S. ..... .
Brenza, Cecelia ........
Brenza, Julius C.
Brian, H. E. .......... .
Cobb, Mary Mae ,............
Coldren, Gordon VVood
Daggett, Calvin ,,,,,,,,l,,.,,,,
De Wane, S. F. .,... .
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Gallagher, Edw. D. ..... .
Hutchison, Dora ....
Jones, J. F. ,,,,,,,,,,, ,
Jeff Jerry Jones, Pres.
Edw. D. Gallagher, Vice-Pres.
Evangeline Baldwin, Sec'y.
Otealia Treitz, Treas.
Thomas F. DeWane, Editor
Cecil Day Parrill, Pres.
W. J. Shaffer, Vice-Pres.
Lucy C. Thompson, Sec'y.
Frank J. Yuskaitis, Treas.
Alexander H. Miller, Editor
CLASSIC CLASS ROLL
.....St. Francisville, lll.
Kincius Joseph .....
Lurnbard, Louis ............
Macdonald, John Jerry ......
Miller, Alexander,H. .... .
Morrison, J. Cayce ......,
Park, Emma ...............
Parrill, C. D. .......... .
Peterson, Eddene ....
Shaffer, W. J. ........ .
Stotlar, Kent ............
Thompson, Lucy C. .... .
Treese, H. S. ................
Tre-itz, Otealia L. ........ .
Yuskaitis, Frank J. ..... .
Calvin Daggett, Pres.
Ray S. Blackburn, Vice-Pres.
Dora Hutchison, Sec'y.
Thomas F. DeWane, Treas.
Kent Stotlar, Editor
Thomas F. DeWane, Pres.
J. V. Macdonald, Vice-Pres.
Mary Mae Cobb, Sec'y.
H. S. Treese, Treas.
........M:1rgarce, Nova Scotia
. ........... Detroit, Mich.
Class Day Ofiicers
Mary M. Cobb, Historian
Evangeline Baldwin, Poet
J. Cayce Morrison, Orator
Eddene Peterson, Prophet
Members of Record Board
Edw. D. Gallagher, Editor
W. J. Shaffer, Manager
DAVlD ALDSTADT - Riddlcsburg, Penn.
David Aldstaclt was born at Hopewell, Penn., Aug. 24, 1885. ln his child-
hood he attended the city schools and always had from boyhood the name of
"Modest Dave." Very popular among his schoolmates, and gained quite a
reputation for settling quarrels among his fellow schoolmates. He came to
V. U. in 1909, entering in the Scientific work. As a. student here he is well'
known. Both as an athlete and student he ranks with the winners.
Always with a good word for everybody. Before coming to Valpo he attended
Juniata College, Huntington, Penn., and afterwards taught one year at Defi-
ance, Penn. For the coming' year he is 'to have charge of Science and Athletics
at Ardmore High School, Ardmore, Okla.
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EVANGELINE IIALDWIN Webstei', Ind. "
Miss' Evangeline Baldwin, of Webster, lnd., has led a varied career be-
tween teaching music and teaching school. Sometimes the two were combined,
sometimes singly, but always teaching something, somewhere, to someone. ln
short, reliving the life of a teaching ancestry. For the past two years Miss
Baldwin has been attending Valparaiso University, and will resume her work
in September as teacher at Casper, Wyomiiig.
Miss Baldwin was Secretary of the Classics the first term and one of the
elect of class day-the class Poet. The success of the social was largely due
to her literary ability and much hard work on her part. Miss Baldwin has
the esteem and good will of. all who know her,
RAY S. BLACKBURN Otway, Ohio
Ray S. Blackburn of Otway. Ohio, the kid member of the Class, was born
at Cedar Mills. Adams County, Ohio, on June 21, 1894. He has spent most of
his eighteen short years in school. He came here from the Portsmouth High
School and has studied in the University the last three years. He was a grade
uate of the Scientific Class of 1911, and will be graduated from both the Edu-
cational and Classic classes this year. He expects to teach a year or two and
then study medicine. He was Vice-President of the Classic class during the
CECELIA BRENZA Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Cecelia's first impressions of the world were received at Nantieoke, Lu-
zerne County, Pennsylvania, in 1895 and she has been continually impressing the
world ever since. Nanticoke high school contributed largely to her early edu-
cation. Since her arrival in Valpo she has been an enthusiastic member of
many societies on the Hill. At present the Swastika tennis club engages. much
of her attention. To her more intimate acquaintances and among the "Jolly
Six' she is known as "Blondy" or HSunshine." Nor is the name ill chosen,
for cloud never lingers long over her pleasing countenance. She has the
happy faculty of making many lasting friendships which will accompany her
throughout life, She contemplates attending Vassar College next year in
order to further her education. Her father, who is a retired real estate dealer,
resides in Pennsylvania.
H. E. BRIAN d St. Francisville, Ill.
And this is our worthy classmate, Mr. H. E. Brian. Lawrence Co., Ill.,
claims the birthplace of Mr. Brian on Oct. 6, 1888. A very precocious boy
was H. E., being graduated from High School at the age of seventeen. He enter-
ed Valparaiso University in 1905, and has been a faithful student ever since. In
1908, he received his B. S. degree and matriculated in the Chicago College of
Medicine and Surgery in 1910. Two successful years has Mr. Brian completed,
and at the same time has been assistant instructor in Bacteriology and Pathol-
ogy. Mr. Brian will receive his degree in Medicine in two years, and then he
hopes to become "a good old country doctor"g but Mr. Brian's friends are sure
there are larger fields awaiting him, and that he will not only add honors to
the Medical profession, but to the Classic Class of 1912 as well.
MARX MAE COBB Valparaiso, Ind.
Mary Mae Cobb was born in Valparaiso, Indiana, January 17, 1887, and
the remarkable thing about it is that she is willing that the public should
know her age-if they are that curious. Miss Cobb was graduated from the
Valparaiso High School, and the.Scientific Course of the University in 1911.
She is a successful teacher and is not only successful in teaching little children,
but even grown up children she manages with great skill. There is a Classic
of large physique and impressing personality that is as docile as a lamb in
the ar-ar-hands of Mary. Figuratively speaking he is Mary 's little lamb. Her
value in the Class is indicated by the positions she has held. She served on
the refreshment and social committees and the history of the Class has been
entrusted to her care. Her aspirations are high. Her expressed purpose is to
be graduated from the Indiana State University some time, and her supposed
purpose-according to rumor-is to be a complement of the previously men-
GORDON VVOOD COLDREN Perryopolis. Pa.
Gordon VV. Coldren was born Jan. 30, 1889, near the village ot Redstone.
Pa. Part of his early boyhood was spent in listening to the music of the song-
sparrows of sylvan districts. One morn, he followed a little songster until it
lit near the window of a maiden, who seemed to be struggling with the birds
for vocal supremacy. Gordon listened a second, then said:
"l'm sure you're both birds
ln the window and tree
But the bird in the window
' Shall make the music for me.'l
Even now, Mr. Colclren is frequently amused by the birds.
Graduating from tl1e Normal School in Southern Pa. in 1908, he was num-
bered among school teachers of that state for two years. Mr. Coldren entered
Valparaiso in 1910 and has used his influence in making the "merry throng"
more merry. He also finished the Scientific course this year.
CALVIN DAGGETT Valparaiso. Ind.
About March 21, 1886, Calvin Daggett became an object of wonder and
admiration to his paients and relatives. Ever since, he has not only held, but
improved this position until he is an object of wonder to the Professors and ad-
miration of the ladies. After singing a few songs in the cornlields of Bureau
Co., Illinois, Calvin enrolled with the boys at "'Valpo." Graduating from the
Scientiie Course in 1908, then back to Illinois, he made for himself a brief but
very successful pedagogical career and finally dropped in at Val-
paraiso in 1911. finished the Commercial Course, and is now a. hard
worker in the Classic Class. 1 Mr. Daggett was honored by the office of Class
Preiident in the spring term and t'Goodly was the office that he filled."
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THOMAS F. DeWANE Stangleville, Wiscoiisiii
Thomas F. DeWane was born at Green Bay, Wiscoiisin. He early devel-
oped a thirst for knowledge. After attending the public schools of his home
town he went to the Waiisaiiliey High School and was graduated from there
with honors. Later he studied at Valparaiso University and received the de-
grees of B. S., Pg. B. and A. B. Mr. DeWa11e is a popular young man and a
fine student. He is the possessor of a fine sense of humor and a believer in
the doctrine that Uthe man worth while is the man with a smile when every-
thing goes dead wrong? His classmates appreciate his good qualities and
have shown their esteem by electing him to their highest offices. At present
he is President of the Classic Class. Mr. DeVVane is not only a good student,
but he also has business ability and good practical sense. The patrons of the
as Superintendent for this coming year.
CHAS. F. ERWIN Poolville, Texas
The subject of this sketch was born in the biggest, if not the best state of
Old Uncle Samuel 's dominion, in the notable year 1884. He spent three years
of his childhood in the state of Arkansas, but, as he was less than five years
of age when he left, he could hardly be held responsible for the deed. Owing
to the color of his hair, he was frequently known by the appellation of "cotton-
head," but since he has entered upon his school career, he has more names than
he could count upon his Hngers and toes. This is perhaps due to the fact that
he has such a large number of friends, such as they are. 4
' Upto the age of twenty, he Hhad been about" more than almost any one
else, but it was mostly about home. With the exception of six years he spent
all his life in his native state, hence he may be called a "regular beef-headfl
High School at Edgemont, South Dakota, are fortunate to secure his services
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EDVVARD DETLAR GALLAGHER Frankenmuth, Michigan
Edward D. Gallagher was born in Saginaw, Michigan, October 13, 1887.
After completing the common schools he entered the Saginaw High School, but
did not complete the course. He studied at home and later secured a teachers
certificate. He taught for seven years, the last year as Supt. of Schools at
Sterling, Mich. During vacations Mr. Gallagher worked in his father 's news-
paper offlce, where he secured experience in all departments of the profession
-from "printers devil" to editor and publisher. He has attended Valparaiso
University Uoif and on" since the spring of 1907-ten and oneehalf terms in
all-and this year will be graduated with both the Scientinc and Classic
classes. He was Vice-President of the Classic Class the first term and al-
ways an enthusiastic class worker, editor of the Annual for the Classic class
and Editor-in-Chief of the Annualg the organizer and baritone of the Scientific
Quartetteg editor of the 1. O. O. F. Society on the Hill.
MRS. DORA HUFCHISON ' Valparaiso, Ind.
Mrs. Dora. Hutchison is a native of Illinois. She was born Feb. 11, 1886,
at Freeport, Ill., and attended High School at that place, finishing in 1904.
Mrs. Hutchison attended the University for a period of five terms in 1906-07,
as Miss Herrnsineier, She took work in the Music Department and became
quite a. proiicient pianist, but returning this time with a more practical idea,
she decided to do work in the Scientific and Classical departments. She com-
pletes 1he Science course leading to the degree of B. S. as well as the Classic, or
A. B. course. She is equipped, besides her training, with one year of experi-
ence in the ranks of the pedagogues and expects to join that noble profession
next year. She expects to make a specialty of language and literature, and
after teaching a year or two will take some more work along that line in Chi-
cago University. Mrs. Hutchison has many friends who wish for her success
in her chosen vocation, as well as in her hobby or avocation-raising Howers.
JEFF TERRY JONES - Farmington, Ky.
Jeff Terry Jones, born July 18, 1888, at Farmington, Ky., in his early
youth attended school at Huntington, Tenn. Later, at Bowling Green, Ky.,
and Valparaiso, respectively.
Jeff has political aspirations, and as a stepping stone to his lifeis work
taught school for four years. His character and integrity are unquestioned,
for he was chosen treasurer, one term, of the Elocution Class. He was also
the able president of the Classic Class the first terin, and Won laurels as repor-
ter for the Vidette. Some time, upon entering the office of J. T. Jones, attorney
at law, you 'may see sheepskins framed and adorning the walls, there, labeled
thus: B, S., Valparaiso University, 1909, B. O., Valparaiso University, 1910,
A. B., Valparaiso University, 1912, LL. B., Valparaiso University, 1914, LL. B.,
Kentucky State University, 1916, LL. D., Yale University, 1918. Valparaiso
decidedly in tl ' majority.
LEVVIS B. LUMBARD Laporte, Indiana
Lewis B. Luinbard was born on a farm near Laporte, Indiana, in 1879.
He attended the public schools until about 18, devoting most of his time to
base ball. In 1905 he left the farm to attend Valparaiso University. ln 1909
he taught school near WHt6FfOl'C1, Indiana, and in 1911, at Poynette, Wis., and
Endeavor, Wis. Meanwhile during the vacations he helped in truck farming
and the growing of fruit at the old home near Laporte. He likes to work ainong
the nielons, to feed hogs and to study politics. He occasionally takes a
N. B.-Jei. ,aid he would not marry till he received his degree from Yale.
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JOHN JERRY NAFDONALD Margaree, Nova Scotia
John Jerry Macdonald was born in Margaree, Nova Scotia, which 'tsits
like a gem of the sea on the bosom of the broad Atlantic." He was graduated
from Horton Academy, later studied at Acadia University, 'Wolfville, Nova
Scotia, where he was noted for his punctual attendance at lectures. The next
step of his career was still as student, and at the Alberta Normal School of
Calgary. From here he entered professional work, teaching a few years in
the schools of Alberta and British Columbia. Mr. MacDonald came to the
States for the first time in 1911 when he entered Valparaiso University. Here
he has pursued Scientific and Classic work a11d adding now and then some
professional work. Throughout his entire course he has kept in mind his aim
of being a teacher. During the next few years he is planning on pursuing his
college work at some University in the States, Upon completing his school
work he will return to teaching, probably going back to Canada. In his life
as a student and a teacher Mr. Macdonald faces the world seriously and
ALEXANDER HARRIS MILLER Bridgeport, Kansas
Here you recognize Alexander Harris Miller, alias Hslllitllfi B. S. and
A. B. Alexander, not spelled with an HE," has a birthday each year, Jan. 5,
and has just passed twenty-tive such epochs. He has served some time as an
efficient teacher, but for some reason, the teaching profession has not proved
attractive, and it is the intention of our friend t.o enter the political arena.,
after his graduation from the Law School of Valparaiso University.
Any classmate happening to be at Topeka, Kaus., in the future, will be
more than welcomed by Mr. Miller, attorney at law, and if need be, he will
give counsel in English or Greek.
J. CAYCE MORRISON Hanson, Illinois
In the land of Egypt, the subject of this sketch first delighted his par-
ents' eyes at a time known to them and recorded in the family Bible. His
early life was uneventful. His training was a mixture of Sunday School and
fishing spiced by taking watermelons and hoeing corn. In both the fishing
and Sunday School he succeeded inditferently. At an early age he determined
to be a professional bum. His purpose once fixed, he never turned from his
course. For a time he served as a pedagogue on the banks of the Okaw, near
tlle historic old town named from the mythical Vandals. Tiring of gazing on
the pyramids of his native land, he went up out of Egypt into the town of
Morocco, and took up his abode among the Hoosiers. At last he wandered
into the Vale of Paradise, where he received a few finishing touches for his
profession. His future is unknown. So long as hc travels in this vale of
tears, or until the family parts with the old homestead, Hanson, Illinois will
find J. Cayce Morrison.
CECIL DAY PARRILL Fm-ina, 111-
Cecil Day Parrill first favored this "mundane sphere" with his presence
on Sept. 19, 1888, at Farina, Ill. After attending high school at Kinmundy,
Ill., he "herded kids," as he expresses it, for a couple of years. He then
entered Valparaiso University as a member of the Scientific Class. Here he
was an active and "yelling" disciple, receivinghis B. S. degree in 1911. He
has been a prominent member of the Classic Class, having been president of
the class the second term, a member of various committees, and an enthusiastic
worker for a glorious Class Day. After receiving his A. B. degree he expects
to teach for a short time and then achieve fame in some of the other pro-
EDDENE B. PETERSON Bode. Iowa
Miss Eddene B. Peterson, usually called "Pete" by her intimate friends,
made her first home on a farm in Iowa. Miss Peterson is one of strong person-
ality. She is unusually energetic, very cheerful, can always take a joke, and
possesses the rare characteristic of being a. friend to all and an enemy to none.
After attending Humbolt College of Humbolt, Iowa. she taught for two years.
She has been a student at Valparaiso University the past four years. receiving
the B. S. degree last August and both the A. B. and Pg. B. degrees this August.
Besides the regular work of these courses, she has been an active and promi-
nent member of the Music Department. Next year she expects to enter an
institution of music in Chicago to complete her preparation of Music a life
WILLIAM SHAEFER Titusville, Pa.
It was customary up in Pennsylvania to celebrate the birth of every child
with sky rockets and other explosives. One quiet morning on Sept. 30, 1881,
the neighbors noticed a ball of fire from a rocket ascending with unusua.l swift-
ness into the air. It proceeded directly toward the heavens as if its message
were unusual, and finally, dividing itself, seemed to bear sweet tidingsg for
a dozen stars, as streaks of brightness, lost themselves in the distance.
The purpose of this rocket was to announce to the community the birth of
Wrii. S. Shaffer. He was graduated from Titusville High School, Pa., and
later attended the Grove City College. In 1909 Mr. Shaffer graduated from
Eastman Business College and later was principal of the school. Entering the
Valparaiso University in 19lO'he has made many friends and associates. He
was vice-president of the Classic Class the second term and is now Classic
Manager for ,the Annual.
KENT STOTLAR Herrin, Ill.
Kent Stotlar was born at Herrin, Ill., June 27th, 1890. Attended City
Schools. Graduated from Herrin High School in 1907. Was chosen valedic-
torian of class. Finished at Marion High School in 1908. Was a member of the
debating team which was the champion team of southern Illinois. Entered
Valpo Law Department in 1908. Returned and finished 191. VVas a mem-
ber of the ball team. Deciding to go to Yale, he returned to complete the
A. B. course. Also at this time he was a member of the University ball
team, holding 3rd sack, and was known on the ball field and college grounds
as 'lStotf' As to his popularity, it speaks foritself. Folks of German de-
scent. Father a stock dealer and fariner. He hails from that part of Illinois
called "Egypt," near the city of Cairo, where the Mississippi plays the part
of the Nile, overiiowing the lowlands and making the country very fertile, al-
though destructive in its breaking levees and destroying life and property.
LUCY C THOMPSON Anaconda, Montana '
Miss Lucy C, Thompson is quite confident that Montana is the best state
in the Union. She was born ,Jan 4, 1890, at Dodge City, Kansas. She spent
several years of her childhood in California and Idaho, attending the public
schools of the latter state. But the greater part of her life has been spent
at her present home, Anaconda, Mont. She was graduated from the Anaconda
High School and later spent a year at the University of Utah. After teaching
for a time in the public schools of her state, Miss Thompson decided that she
would secure a degree from the far famed Valparaiso University. She entered
here in September, 1910, and has since been in regular attendance. She coin-
pletes, this year, both the Science and Classic courses. Her plans, at present,
are to re-enter the ranks of the teachers, but ere long she expects to take up
college work elsewhere. Her many friends here predict for her a bright
future, not of success and happiness alone, but in a bigger sense, a future of
achievement which is the reward of industry and inerit.
HARMON STEELE TREESE Arcadia, Penn,
Harmon Steele Treese first landed in Arcadia, Pennsylvania, on the 4th day
of Mav 1886 He was a precocious youngster and it is said that at an early age
l sed a few words that his elder sisters did not use. He attended the public
schools of Arcadia where he became distinguished for his unique theories re-
garding the fourth dimension. Learning that there were a. few brain cells in
his cranium to be developed, he decided to migrate to Valparaiso. In 1911 he
was graduated from both the Scientific and Pedagogical departments, but needs
inust linger another year for the Classic. As a Classic Herr Treese has been
in regular attendance at all classes Qwhen not otherwise engagedj, and was
l ted treasurer of Class for the fourth term. For the next few years Mr.
Q CC, Y 'c
Treese will be Prof. Treese for some high school in the middle West. As all
en school teachers before taking up the law, Mr. Treese
our Presidents have be
says he must follow in their footsteps.
OTEALIA L. TREITZ Detroit, Mich.
Miss Otealia L. Treitz was born at Crediton, Ont., Canada, but has made
her home at Detroit, Michigan, for a number of years. She was a student at
Michigan Business College of Detroit, Michigan, for some time, but finally
decided that Valparaiso University was more to her liking and consequently
entered its ranks in September of 1909. She has been here ever since with
the exception of about four months this spring when she went to Royal Centre,
Indiana, as principal of its high school and teacher of Latin and English. She
has the same position for next yearg having taught German in this institution,
she is certainly well qualified for the position. She expects to enter the Uni-
versity of Columbia in 1913 to study modern languages. She will take with
her from V. U. this year both the B. S. and A. B. degrees.
FRANK J. YUSKAITIS Brockton, Mass.
November 15, 1883, there was a babe born in Lithuania, whom his parents
called Frank J. Yuskaitis. He grew into a man, stout, sturdy and stalwart.
In 1905 he shook the Lithuanian dust from his feet and planted them firmly
on the stony grounds of the Bay State. Here he milked cows, chopped wood,
tilled the soil until he entered a shoe school at Brockton, Massachusetts. After
completing his apprenticeship he entered a shoe factory in Brockton, where
he remained till he came to Valparaiso in the wi11ter of 1908. Mr. Yuskaitis
completed the Scientific Course in Valparaiso University in 1911, and receives
his B. A. this year. That the class believes in his integrity is shown by the
fact that they made him treasurer the second term, entrusting to him the sate
keeping of their finances. Mr. Yuskatitis is a good student and of a philo-
sophical bent of mind. Judging his future in the light of the past it will be
successful and worthy of emulation.
-1.:: Q 31,
T. F. fDeVSTane.
Members of the Classic Class, Ladies and Gentlemen:
fl-IE TIME draws near when we must sever the bonds
that bind us together. The days spent here will
soon become but a memory from which may be
drawn reminiscences of University life. No longer
shall her hand guide us for she has led us to her
gates and we are about to pass out. But before we go
she desires to counsel us to uphold the high ideals that have
ever been held up before the world. She has labored that her
graduates might be superior to their fellowinen not only in
knowledge but in the soundness of their views upon questions
of state. For higher education can make its claim upon the
people only because those who possess it show that it has given
them loftier ideals and better standards.
That the University's infiuence may be felt most widely,
she provides her graduates with a liberal education which
gives a broad outlook upon life and forms a foundation for
specialization in teaching, law, medicine, and the other profes-
But whatever our professions may be she would have us
be just plain, honest American citizens. For the most elficient
democracy needs leaders, men who are staunch and upright.
Here, then, she would have us take our part. For the business
of politics should not be left to the ignorant and unfit, but the
educated men should do their part in the work of choosing
representatives who will be most qualified to legislate for our
country with intelligence and ability. College men will find
their work in molding public opinion in their respective com-
munities. There be plenty of followers, who will be ready to
adopt their views with respect to public affairs. National as
well as state and local politics should engage the brainiest men
we have. Take for instance the tariff. To draft a tariff
bill with anything like reasonableness to all concerned would
require several years' labor of a commission composed of men
who have made the subject a life long study and are conver-
sant with the country 's needs. In the commercial world the
necessity of a broad education is apparent. Sociology, po'
litical economy and kindred subjects are incorporated in the
curriculum of the present day business man.
Every age of the world has its own ideals which it has
cherished as the best possible example of worth and virtue.
Five centuries ago the armored knight was the object of its
admiration, and this type of fighting man received its homage.
Now the knight was simply the representative of brute force,
supplemented by skill in the use of arms, just as the prize-
fighter of the present day is the representative of the same
qualities. All the boasted laws of chivalry did not make the
world one whit better, wiser nor mo1'e humane. lt is impos-
sible to recognize in the knight who went to the field in the days
of chivalry any higher qualities than those of brute force and
courage. No doubt, if Jack Johnson l1ad lived at those times
he would have won his knightly spurs. and il' a knight of those
days lived at present he would be a distinguished member of
the prize ring. In the nineteenth century the hero worship
which unduly exalts these two qualities is confined to the ig-
Thus it can be seen that slowly but surely the progress of
education is changing the world. Ignorance is receding It
is here that the triumph of the Universities over the old order
of things may be seen. They are the nurseries of knowledge,
the source of inspiration of every effort in the way of improve-
ment and advancement. As a final word the Universities
would say to their graduates: Let every one of you recognize
his duty and take part in this noble work. Let the sphere of
activity be what it will, the pulpit, the bar, or the farm, let his
influence be always given in favor of decency, moderation and
purity in politics, the establishment of high standards of
thought in public as in private life, the repression of all false
ideals or whatever is calculated to interfere with human prog-
ress in knowledge and virtue. Let each be a model and an
example of what is best in life and an illustration of what
learning does for her children. Thus shall the world be made
wiser and more humane. For wisdom refines and ennobles the
nature of man. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom and
getteth understanding. For the 'merchandise of it is better
than the merchandise of silver.
And the gain thereof than fine goldg
She is more precious than rubies
And none of these things thou canst
Desire are to be compared to her,
Length of days are in her right-hand,
In her left are riches and honor.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness
And her paths are peace.
HISTORY OF Tl-IE CLASSIC CLASS
Mary M. Cobb
'PON being chosen historian for the Classic Class, l
fl at once consulted Websters International to ascer-
tain what my particular duty was to be. I found
history to be Hthat branch of knowledge that
records and explains past events as steps in human
progress." Furthermore, that these events "cluster about
some center of interest, e. g., a given epoch, a. department of
culture, a living being." But this was enough for my purpose,
I was to record and explain certain incidents of time-past
time-the only time of which we are absolutely certain. MThat
ought to be easyf' I thought. Thus far, time has counted up
to 1912. What charm there is in that number! Think of it a
second. The sum of its digits is thirteen, and interest always
attaches to that number like barnacles to a ship 's hull. Be-
sides, every year ending in twelve since this era began, has
been a significant one. The year 12 was marked by important
events in the lives of Germanicus, Ovid, and Livyg in 112 occur-
red some of the greatest victories of Trajang in 212 Roman
civilization was flourishing, 312 was the time of Constantine,
512, the time of Clovis, 812 the peaceful reign of Charlemagne,
and thus it goes on up to 1812, an important year in our own
history, and then to 1912, the best year of all, the Golden Age
of the world's advancement thus far, and it was preordained
that it should be so,-see Who's living in it. But by definition
1 am to deal also with a department of culture. O yes, that
department is the Classic Class of Valparaiso University.
Could any historian have a more worthy subject?
This class was ushered into its place on this "1nundame
spear" at 2:00 P. M. on September 17, 1911, under the kindly
guidance of Prof. Carver. It was christened with these words:
"Well now, I suppose this is the Classic Class, but in reality. I
expected a bigger class. Now how many here want to take
Sallust?l' Thus the infant even at its christening was
informed that it was not a very likely child. However. no
better stimulant could have been given. that was far more
effective than all the paregoric and castoria ever prescribed
by an M. D. The physical development of the child was
remarkable, far surpassing the fondest hopes of its nurses.
But its intellectual development was marvelous. How often
and how fondly has Mr. Carver smiled benignly on the smooth
translation of the most difficult passages of De Amicitia and
Horace. Sentences that fairly stifled other classes. the 1912's
translated with as much grace and ease as though they had
been born in Latium itself two thousand years ago. Latin was
not the only subject in which the intellect of the class attracted
attention. The work in Logic often made Mr. Carver rub his
head in perplexity. How often he told us, "Now, take that
barrel of apples again." And how we did search, sort, com-
pare, unify, discriminate, and clarify our ideas, forming con-
clusions always logical. ln reality, our work was ideal and with
the ideal. Some of our conclusions would have astonished
a sage. At the end of six weeks we had an Exam. Mr, Carver
never gave us our grades on that test. But it is a pedagogical
principle of his never to burden his students with a grade of a
hundred per cent, it is too much like a Ph. D.
The study of Logic is supposed to develop the faculties of
judgment, reason. systemization, and the ability to express in
clear, concise, and beautiful language the ideas of the thinker.
The subject played well its part last winter, as could have' been
told by a. visit to the Political Economy Class in the spring.
Every young Classic there could have told what money is, and
what wealth is, and the best way to obtain them. Every young
man there had a well defined idea of the short and easy method
by which he will secure a snug little fortune, and just how he
will utilize it, that is after he is thoroughly prepared to profit
by it, but ah I there 's the rub, wives are hard to win nowadaysg
hence many a poor bachelor walks away from his loved one's
door muttering, "Sulfragettes anyway!" But in our class, it
developed that one or two of the boys were very apt at chasing
rabbits and others always succeeded amazingly well in picking
blackberriesg also that certain of the girls were demure little
Sunday School maids and deft wielders of their little brooms,
so it is quite evident that the future for these- but I beg your
pardon, I am getting off my subject, I am to deal only with
past time and look not toward the future. Anyway all was
lovely with the Political Economy Class.
The aesthetic nature of the cla.ss was not neglected. While
it is very difficult to adequately define beauty, yet I believe it
is generally agreed that the most beautiful thing in the world
is true friendship. We devoted three months to the study of
Cicero's 'tDe Arnieitiaf' Lelius says. 'tEgo vos hortari tan-
tum possum ut amicitiam omnibus rebus humanis anteponatisf'
or in other words, "I can only advise you to prefer friendship
to all other things in life." While the class pondered over and
discussed such sentiments as this, it is no wonder that the spirit
of friendship grew. The weather at that time favored its
development. The north wind and the zero temperature
caused us to huddle about the big stove in old room three, and
talk, how we did talk. and the candy the boys took turns in
supplying, disappeared like magic. No wonder we didn 't al-
ways hear the last bell ring! We even became so well ac-
quainted and kindly disposed toward each other that we had
a social that very term.
However, this aesthetic nature developed in other lines as
well. While perhaps every one of the class appreciates music,
some of the members devoted much of their time to it. One
of our girls has often entertained us with her delightful sing-
ing, being especially skillful with "Du du, liegst mir im
herzen," and UAch, wie ist's moglich dannf' Another of our
Classics might well pose as St. Uecilia herself. If Lowell had
known this member of our class, he certainly would have said,
"Over her keys the musing organist,
Beginning doubtfully and far away,
First lets her lingers wander as they list, '
And builds a bridge from dreamland for her layg
Then as the touch of her loved instrument
Gives hope and fervor, nearer draws her theme,
First guessed by faint auroral tiushes sent
Along the wavering vista of l1er dream."
But do not get the idea that the girls of the class have all
the musical talent. Just recall the University Glee Club! Do
you remember that second bass and first tenor?
Oratory is another art appreciated by the class and clevel-
oped, too. Just notice our orator today and our president,
then see whether you think oratory is becoming a lost art.
But poetry is considered the highest of the fine arts. and to
that we gave especial attention. We devoted many ot' our
Friday evenings to the pleasure of hearing "Hamlet " read and
discussed. We listened attentively to the "Adonais," the
'LCommemoration Odef' the "Cathedral," and other poems
equally good. Tl1e six weeks spent in Horace's HArs Poetica, "
were instructive, inspiring, and productive of good results
our class poem well demonstrates.
There isn't so much to say concerning the social aspect of
our life as a class. lt is true as individuals we were very
social, but as an organization we would be sociologically classed
as non-social. Our class meetings were held once each term
and sometimes as much as twice. At first it was feared that
the Auditorium would be the only room that would accommo-
date the vast multitude that would assemble for these meet-
ings, but it was soon found that old room six would answer
nicely, and we had class discussions there, not of its fourth
dimension, Oh no, but of its minus quantities. ln our second
meeting we planned a class social and our anticipation was
great, but alas! those plans born of enthusiasm died of dis-
illusionment. The second term, however, the social material-
ized and the phrase "howling success" doesn't adequately
express it. It was there that we discovered what great mu-
sical talent we had, what oratorical power, what adept enter-
taining ability, and what a nice discriminating sense of good
things to eat. Had the old Greek gods been present, they
would have felt that their gatherings on Mt. Olympus were
indeed insignificant in comparison.
Our preceptors deemed it wise to look after our moral
natures, so we were given a course in Ethics. Not that we
were especially deficient in this line, but that every normally
developed child should study the science of conduct. We
traveled through a Desert of Facts and found that we are not
in the Region-of-Seems-to-Be, but in the Land-of-Really-ls. We
worked with the ideal, we tried to find the desires, motives and
principles back of Things. For Harold Bell Wright tells us,
'tHe who lives always within Things can never worship in
Truth. Eyes blinded by the fog of Things can not see Truth.
Ears deafened by the din of Things can not hear Truth.
Brains bewildered by the whirl of Things can not think Truth.
Hearts deadened by the weight of Things can not feel Truth.
Throats choked by the dust of Things can not speak Truth.'
The religious nature of the class developed along many
lines but always towards the one great end, The Good. Ours
is the religion of Practice in preference to Theory alone, of
deeds instead of mere words, of truth, not tradition. We hold
the Science of Religion good, but the Art of Religion tar better.
Now, we have almost finished the course marked out for
us by our Alma Mater. Each aspect of our nature has been
merely stimulated, not completely developed, and it remains
for us to continue the development thus begun. ln a few
days, we will as a class organization have
of maturity and our Alma Mater will say
youngest adult child, giving it her blessing
for a noble and successful future. As we
arrived at the age
:good bye" to her
and earnest prayer
travel on thru the
Land-of-Really-Is toward the Land-of-Yet-to-Be, let us
HSo live, that when our summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan, which moves
To that mysterious realm, where each shall take
His chamber in the silent halls of death,
We go not like the quarry-slave at night,
Scourged to his dungeon, but sustained and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approach our graves,
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."
7 HOULD vou ask me whence these jingles?
3 I should answer I should tell you
50 Ifrom the Classics and their meetings,
From old Valpo's Halls of Learning,
Whence these rhymes and airy nothings?
' E ' ET, , f ', ' " ,
From the sayings of our teacher
From our Wise and noble teacher,
The beloved Prince of Wisdom.
Should you think it disconnected,
Incomplete and disconnected,
Just you try to write a poem
Try to get an inspiration,
Out of nothing, write a poem.
One bright evening in October,
In the golden month of Autumn,
Came unto Old College Building
Mighty sons and some fair daughters.
For them J. T. Jones, the Bright-Eye,
Stood erect and called the meeting,
Called the class to come to order.
Many things planned they with spirit,
Of the good times in the future
Of "The Social" to be given.
Then they talked, one with another,
Learned their names and where they c
But old Time here interrupted,
Said, L'You have duties for the future,
Stern, and harsh and unrelenting,
I have given you books to read in,
Books of Logic and of Latin,
I will send a teacher to you,
One whom many years I've cherished,
Listen to his Words of Wisdom,
Listen to this mighty teacher,
Who, like Nestor of the old time,
Has seen many Classics falter,
Struggle oier the crags of Learning.
If you heed his words of wisdom
You will meet success and prosper,
If you do not heed his teaching,
Goodness knows what will befall you."
Thus began the Classics' sailing.
Into unknown gulfs of Knowledge,
Into bays Where seemed no harbor,
Sometimes shooting over rapids,
Over rapids swift and rocky.
Sonietilnes drifting, sure but slowly.
Now, at last, they see the lighthouse
Shedding beams across the water,
O'er the dark and gloomy water,
And they soon will reach that harbor,
For which, many months they labored,
Months of unrelenting labor.
In the future tl12'1t,S before us,
In the diin and misty future,
I can see a lonely Classic, E
Tired .and weary from the struggle,
Sitting with a book before him,
Saying as he turns the pages,
"Give nie of your balin, O Horace,
Of your soothing bnhn. O Horace.
Once I read thee when at collegeg
But I little understood or heeded
Halt the truths you tried to teach ine."
Once again he is a student,
L'Should a painter wish"-and so on-
But alas! the words here fail hini,
For his thoughts are with his classmates,
Wit,li his classmates here and yonder.
Thus he muses in the twilight
In the golden light of evening.
"TI-IE DAY BREAKETHW
Oration by J. Cayce Morrison
Classmates and Friends:
'lGive me leave
To speak my mind, and I will through and through
Cleanse the foul body of the infected world,
If they will patiently receive my medicine."
HIS talk is the result of our class 's wish to fulfill a
time honored custom, it is the verbal expression of
the idle fantasies which Hitted through the mind of
h i .-.'g ' J a certain loafer of that class as he sat under a
-Q gnarled oak on a Saturday morn that is not yet
ancient history. I -fear as did Jacques that you will 'not
take medicine, I differ from him in that I feel my inability to
suggest a cure for any one of the long list of diseasesof this
old world of ours.
For eleven months you have been engaged in a mighty
conflict. Long and doubtfully have you wrestled with the
spirits sent to test you as did Jacob of old with the angel.
You stand in the light of a new dawn. The spirits you have
so nearly conquered are about to leave you, to go back from
whence they came, that they may test other Jacobs who will
come after us. You have the light of victory in your eyes, and
are ready to go on your way rejoicing. Nor would I be guilty of
suggesting other dangers that may lurk in the broad fields or
shadowy groves into which the paths you are now traveling
may lead you.
A gray haired man of sixty stood on the bridge near the
corner of Canal and Adams streets. He leaned o'er the rail-
ing, gazing into the turbid waters of the sluggish stream below.
The busy traffic of a great city rolled by him. The bridge
shook and trembled as huge transfer wagons rattled across.
Cabs, automobiles, street cars added to the din. The cosmo-
politan population of the metropolis of the Lakes hurried
across. Old men and young, maids and matrons, the rich and
the poor, the deformed and the beautiful, princes of the board
of trade and denizens of the filthiest slums, queens of magnie
ficent ball-rooms and half-clothed girls who had not where to
lay their heads-all these passed by, All in all it was the
rushing, crushing, soul-rending but soul-lifting civilization of
the twentieth century hurrying past, yet the gray haired man
saw it not. He was lost in reveries.
Vaguely there fiitted through his mind shadowy pictures
of scenes on the convention floor where he had played his little
part in shaping the destiny of his country. Dimly there ap'
peared to him that Held where one day he had controlled the
markets of the world and the fortunes of many had hung at
his bidding. In a hazy, dreamy way he saw his life-long efforts
to stand for cleaner morals, for a better manhood. for a purer
citizenship, for a spirit that 1nigl1t l1ope for the eternal. But
these things didn 't concern l1im just now. Memory was carry-
ing him backward, back through college days-they seemed
different, now, somehow, insignificant maybe. compared with
the bigger things-back to a woodland stream.
Yes. there was a barefoot boy, lying in tl1e cool young
grass on the bank near tl1e 1I1l1l'l!ll11'l1lg waters. lt was the
month of May. In a. little thorn-bush over there, a pretty
thrush chirped about its nest. ln the Sycamore, whose friendly
leaves shades l1i1n, a screaming jay flitted from bough to
bough. From the hillside near, l1e heard a dry twig fall, and
saw a gray squirrel frisking in the sunshine. Down the stream
in a little open space grazed away tl1e cows l1e had brought to
pasture. Away from him t1'otted his dog Trip, his constant
companion. He was alonc. Tl1ose dreams that so often
haunted his brain came again. He saw men from far and near
visiting the wonderful farm that llff would one day owngihe
saw himself the leading business man in a great cityg imagined
l1is filling a seat i11 tl1e Halls of Congressg or swaying multi-
tudes with his eloquence to a better and a nobler life.
The spell was broken. The gray-haired man walked on-
word. Yes, dreams had come true, but, yet somehow, they
looked diferent. The traffic of the great city rolled on. Its
people formed one steady stream Howing i11 either direction.
The turbid, polluted waters of the Chicago river moved slug-
gishly on their way. The man smiled and was lost in tl1e
An old man of three-score and twenty years sat gazing
into the open grate. lt was the day before Christmas. The
ground was covered with snow. The voices of laughing scl1ool
girls came to him on the frosty air. From tl1e distance. the
tinkle of sleigh-bells told him that lifewas still young. ln
the next TOOII1 the Christmas tree was being prepared by those
who were good to tl1e old man and who had loved those l1e had
loved. The church bell tolled.
The old man leaned his head on his cane. Yes, this was
the same house. There had sat his young wife when they were
so happy and life with its hopes and its fears was yet before
the111. Under this roof tiny voices had first lisped. 'tFather."
-She had rested for thirty years. The children had gone
to college Hlld from T.ll6l'6 into the world. One daughter still
lived, but life had called llel' far away, cares of l1er own occu-
pied her mind, tl1e years had brought other loves. lt. seemed
that she had almost forgotten.
He was lonely. No! the old man straightened up. He.
too. smiled. Life was good after all. What mattered it if he
had lived to be tl1e last leaf on tl1e tree? He had never ex-
pected all good things to come his way. Tl1e quiet voice of
the years was whispering to him and he was happy. The
door opened. A matronly XVOIHHII glided to l1is arms.
"Father!" Through his tears and tl1e open door the old man
saw tl1e Christmas tree in tl1e roo111 beyond.
Comrades. you and I have dreamed. The dreams of a happy
childhood have bee11 ours and are gone. Nor. do we regret
their passing. Many of our air-castles have vanished into
nothingness and are forgotten, others have developed into liv-
ing realities. We are here today because a few have come
true, for those that have f21llBI1 we are building newer ones,
better and 1nore lasting. We l1ave met some disappointments,
but we have learned in a small way to be fighters. NVe are
glad of tl1ese college years. We are glad of these closing
weeks. Yet, we know that in a few more days they will be
but pleasant memories.
Yea, the day is breaking. In a little while we shall enter,
as did Ja.cob, the new land. We are approaching with our
eyes open to its difficulties and its possibilities. 'Most of us,
who in after years shall be glad to call Valparaiso our Alma
Mater, have not come from cradles of ease and luxury. Al-
ready, we have seen a little of what life means and we are not
afraid to meet that part which lies before us. In the new land
we are about to enter there is a living for each of us, but the
making of it will be a test of our manhood and our womanhood.
There are educational and social problems to be solved and we
cannot escape playing our part in their solution. From every
part of that land comes the demand for clean citizenship, the
class of 1912 will be weighed in the political balance and must
not be found wanting. The religious world is calling to us,
calling not for creeds and for forms, but for men and for
women who hear the still small voice and are ruled by the spirit
Yes, the new land is before us. From the hills and the
valleys, from the broad plains and the hustling cities, from the
mountains top and the river 's current, we hear the cry for our
help. Our fathers have struggled there. Our elder brothers
await our coming. The oppressed beneath their burdens are
questioning what our puny strength may do. Those spirits to be
born in future ages are wondering what help or hinderance we
may be to the stream of life that is to nurture them. The blood
of our Anglo-Saxon forefathers runs in our veins. The stern,
unconquerable faith of our Puritan fathers is still our bright
and shining guide. Let us go into the life before us in the
same spirit that our Teutonic ancestors fought for their homes
and their women, with the same daring that the knights of
chivalry went out for their church and their sweethearts, with
the same humility that the early Christians died for their King.
We are fighters.
But we shall also dream. The day broke and Jacob cross-
ed over the brook. Doubt left him, for his brother Esau came
with a welcome. Jacob built a house and purchased a little
piece of land upon which he erected an altar to his God. And
the Lord blessed him. A nation and a company of nations
were of him, and kings came out of his loins. The dreams of
the youth who watched the flocks and the herds by his Uncle
Laban's wells had come true. I11 that house he built at Suc-
coth were reared the sons who fathered the twelve tribes of
Israel. From that altar before Shalem came the religion that
men find embodied in the lowly Nazarene. Wliat mattered
it where Jacob died, whether it were in the house where Rachel
had smiled on him or in a stranger ls land? For as a prince he
had power with God and men and l1ad prevailed.
' 'tThe day breakethf, The spirits that have tested us for
so long are struggling to go from hence as struggled the angel
that other morning back in the dim dawn of antiquity to go
from Jacob. But like Jacob, let us implore a blessing of' them,
ere they go. In a little while we shall cross the brook into the
Land of Canaan. we shall build our houses, and erect altars to
our God. ln those houses and at those altars we shall tlream
dreams. And those dreams will shape our destiny. Famine
may drive us down into Egypt, we may have to dwell in a
strange land amongst strange people. The years will roll by.
The rosy hue of youth will leave our faces. The strong rugged
vigor of young manhood and young womanhood will take its
departure. You and I shall sit with bowed head gazing into
the flames of the open grate. The laughing of schoolgirls and
the tinkling of sleighbells and the silent walls will bring their
flow of memories. Through our tears We shall see the Christ-
mas tree in the room beyond.
And, now, Comrades, no better blessing can we ask than
that, when we have thus passed far down into this vale of tears,
when the first ruddy glow in the Eastland tells us' that the
eternal day breaketh, that we may then look back through our
smiles and see that the dreams of these closing days, the dreams
in those houses and at those altars we are about to build were
dreams, begetters of a final and a lasting peace.
PROPI-IECY OF THE CLASSIC CLASS
Eddene B. Peterson
5,1 'M if ATRIOTIC prophecies, no pathetic parts,
Always alive with all the Arts,
I Piquant polished, padded with puns
fi we Seldom sell for such small sums.
Guaranteed to gratify, garrulous, great,
Lead the line and learn your fate.
Funny, fanciful, foolish and frivolous,
Never sober, sad or serious.
Hark the hour and heed your heart, ,
Classics cried for a la carte,
Pause a period, prepared to pass
On the prophecy of the Classic Class.
On a bright morning in June, 1926, an unusually large
crowd had gathered on the streets of Liverpool, England. A
passer-by could readily see that there was something which held
the crowd as if spellbound. Their eyes were directed upward
where a tiny speck was seen in the sky, which at first appeared
like a small bird, but continually grew larger, and at last with
shouts, they hailed the aeroplane which carried tourists from
Valparaiso, Indiana, on a tour of the world.
The first place scheduled for a stop was London, so
the ship descended there, where a throng of people had assem-
bled to see the passengers disembark. Among the crowd were
those who were anxious to dispose of souvenirs, post cards, etc.
The travelers heeded not their cries, but very soon their atten-
tion was called to a gentleman carrying a basket and calling
out these familiar words, 4'Popcorn and peanuts, only five
cents a package." Mr. De Waiie was delighted when the vis-
itors relieved him of all his goods. He told them that
Evangeline Baldwin, who had achieved fame through her lyric
poem, c'The Brown Veil Wliicli All Kin-see Some Day in Para-
disef' had recently been appointed Poet Laureate of the King-
Because there, were so many German passengers on board,
it was decided to next visit HDas Vaterlandf' As they hov-
ered over Berlin, among other points of interest, the palace of
the Kaiser was pointed out to them, this was inspected cu-
riously through telescopes and great astonishment was mani-
fested at the sight of an old Valpo graduate teaching the
Kaiser's young ideas how to shoot. The young German princes
had enjoyed the excellent instruction of Miss Emma Park cver
since her graduation from Valpo in August. 1912. Several
members of the party had long wanted to attend the University
in Berlin, so this was the next place visited. As they were
anxious to see the president of this great institution, a guide
led the way through a number of halls to his Sanctum Sanctor-
um. The President was then announced a11d Professor Charles
Von Erwin stood before them. Whereupon the band struck up
"Die Wacht Am Rhine." This reminded them of the beautiful
scenery for which the Rhine is noted, so, not Wishing to miss
anything, they made their way thither. The first thing that
attracted t.heir attention was a little cott.age surrounded by a
typical German garden. This was found to be the home of a
lonely fisherman who had fied from the suffragettes of Porter
county to spend his bachelor days in peace among t.he good
natured Germans. This poor bachelor. who still nursed occa-
sional pangs of jealousy when he wondered fLWho is kissing
her now," proved to be Happy Jeff Jones.
Elated over the scenery of the Rhine, the tourists decided
to compare it with that of Switzerland. As they neared the
snow capped Alps, a rumbling resembling thunder was heard
and rain coats were hurriedly donned. This was, however, a.
false alarm, as they discovered this noise was coming from one
of the highest peaks where Mr.. Morrison, like Demosthenes on
the sea shore, was practicing the speeches with which he fired
the minds of millions.
It had now become dark, so the ship was turned toward
the east and continued steadily on her way during the night.
When they arose in the morning. the passengers were informed
that they were over the Celestial Empire. They lighted near a
rice plantation and interestedly watched the laborers in the
field. Among them they noticed a little woman with pencil
and note book in hand who was kindly questioning them. This
person, formerly known as Miss Mary Cobb, was getting notes
for her work on f'The Necessity for Rice in Household Econ-
omy." Near this field was a newly erected la.undry. As they
desired to see a real Chinese laundry in operation, several of the
tourists entered and were greeted by sweet strains of music,
they stopped and heard the melody of this well known song:
'4Mary, my Mary happy do l do my part,
Mary, my Mary lean thou on my heart." '
Without uttering a word the visitors reverently tiled out
leaving Mr. Shatter to the joyous expression of his thought.
Soon the white ship again mounted upward and at sunset
it came to rest on one of the Philippine Islands. As they had
just seen the sun set they were thrown into consternation at
the sight of a sun smiling at them over the crest of a small
hill. After smiling at. them peacefully for a minute. the sun
started to jog towards them in a buffalo cart and Mr. Yuskai-
tus greeted them heartily. In this cart he had a load of cocoa-
vent his being stewed by the natives.
Leaving the eastern hemispherejthey sailed across the
Atlantic to Cape Horn. Here on the proinontory of the Cape
gamboled Mr. Treese, who with little cries of joy picked up
here and there precious toads and snails for Professor Ren-
Mr. Treese was left to his arduous duties and the airship
tiew on to the Panama Canal. The busiest man in the Canal
Zone was pointed out to them. He was David Alstadt, who
was putting in a new heating plant in the light house.
As it made them nervous to watch Mr. Alstadt rush
around in the Canal Zone in the intense heat. they returned to
the ship and sailed to San Francisco. The tourists arrived
tthere just as an excursion train was about to leave for Canada.
Among the passengers was Mr. Miller Csometimes known as
Mr. Smithl who carried a basket of blackberries. which he
expected to exchange for ten rabbits. These rabbits he
nuts just purchased from one of the largest cocoanut planters
on t.he Islands, Mr. Kincius.
Soon a voice called out from the ship, 'LAN aboard for
Australia." So bidding their friends adieu, they hastily em-
barked. And in the wee hours of the morning arrived at
Sydney. Their first thought was to look for a place where
they might satisfy their hunger. They were attracted by Mr.
Brenzas familiar voice calling, "Sandwiches, sandwiches,
corn-beef, ham and cheese, right this wayg the best hamjoint
in the cityff They entered and were served with most de-
lightful refreshments by Dora Hutchison. After this repast
they were taken through several of the factories and in one of
the largest of these they found Mr. Ray Blackburn packing
Australian cheese, The next day they flew over to Melbourne
where they were much surprised to see Mr. Parrill walk down
the street calling, "Umbrellas. umbrellas to mend." Aus-
tralia was so' attractive that the travelers decided to stay an-
other day and visit some of the farms. They saw many inter-
esting thingsg among these was a new method recently
originated and int1'oduced by Mr. Daggett, for shearing sheep.
A dispute arose as to what place should be visited next.
This was soon settled when the morning paper stated that the
world's greatest missionary had arrived in Antananarivo,
Madagascar. Thitlier they took their flight, and arrived there
just in time to hear Mr. Stotlar deliver his famous sermon on
L'Why Crime is a Fault of the Bottlerf' The tourists were also
destined to do some missionary work, for on reaching the Cape
of Good Hope, they rescued Mr. Coldren just in time to pre-
would obtain from the largest rabbit ranch, owned and oper-
ated by Mr. Brian. Here also lived another old bachelor, Mr.
Macdonald, who had made his pile by mining nickel. He was
not a bachelor from choice, however, as he had inserted matri-
monial advertisements in all the leading magazines of the coun-
try, but had not received a. single reply.
The journey would hardly have been complete unless that
famous city, Milwaukee, had been visited, so this was the next
stop. There, there was the greatest excitement. Worneii were
rushing up and down the streets and shouting their thanks to
Otealia Treitz and Lucy Thompson, who had succeeded at last
in obtaining for them the rights of suffrage. They had pledged
their political support to Mr. Bryan whose hat was still in the
ring. Miss Cecelia Brenza was also in this city lecturing on
the temperance question. The touring party was now anxious
to reach Valpo. On their journey from Milwaukee to Chicago,
they saw a large steamship-'which appeared to carry a merry
crowd. A closer observation proved it to be the steamer that
was carrying the graduating classes of the Valparaiso Univer-
sity to Milwaukee, where the graduating exercises were to be
held. This ship had been selected because of the good service
always received, due to the very competent captain. Mr. Galla-
The aeroplane was now sailing as fast as possible to reach
Valparaiso. On August 21, 1926, just as the old college bell
pealed forth its call for supper, the airship lighted in front of
the old college building. Mr. Brown and Mr. Kinsey came out
to welcome the travelers home. They were delighted to hear
the reports of their journey, but especially interested in the
news that the members of the 1912 Classic Class had all been
found prosperous and happy.
FEW months ago the Chicago Tribune printed an
editorial under the caption, Goethals. It spoke of
the great work that he has been doing down there
on the Isthmus-great not only in its magnitude,
but in its quality, and the splendid administrative
ability it shows. It spoke,of the astonishment caused in
Europe by the efficiency displayed, and the absence of any
scandal in connection with any part of the work. lt spoke
of the astonishment found in Goethals himself-a mere colonel
of engineers, doing a work that would have made a civilian
engineer world-renowned and immensely wealthy, and yet
doing it all, as if it were a work to which any colonel of engi-
neers might expect to be assigned. And it ended sagely with
the remark, that "the United States cannot neglect to reward
Goethals without neglecting its own best interestsfl The edi-
torial pleased me, but I have been reading the Tribune every
day for twenty-live or thirty years, and I was a little curious
to know what was the character of the reward which it thought
the United States ought to bestow upon the Hgood and faith-
ful servant." So, I wrote it, and requested it to enlighten us.
No doubt it thought any fool could answer my question, or its
time was wholly occupied in maintaining its position as the
greatest newspaper in the world, for, what Sydney Smith said
of Macaulay, it has surprised me with several brillia.nt flashes
of silence on the matter.
little while, about what
expect, for the work of
great work-shop of lite.
that you will find best
if we can, what are the
Now, I want to talk to you, a very
rewards you may expect, and ought to
your brain and heart and hands in this
what are the returns for the struggle
Worth the while. And first let us see,
rewards which the world, but especially our own countrymen,
have thought it most worth while to bestow, and what so many
have seemed to think it most worth while to receive. At the
close of the Civil War there were a good many men who had
done important work for the nation, some of them very import-
ant work. They deserved well at the hands of the countryg
and, whatever the vices or shortcomings of our countrymen
may be, niggardliness and ungenerosity are not among them.
We not only believe that the laborer is worthy of his hire, but
we pay him generously, sometimes lavishly. The rank and file
of the army, in pay, allowances, and bounties, were rewarded
as no common soldiers were ever rewarded before, and since
the close of the great conflict the government has cared for
them in a system of pensions, that is prodigal, to say the least
that can be said of it. Through the munificence of the public
many of the higher officers, too, received valuable presents of
houses and lands. Sheridan did, and Sherman, and Grant.
Grants services had been eminent, his pay and honors had
been eminent. But he seemed to place so high an estimate up-
on their value that he thought no compensation was too great,
or could be continued too long. The people made him presi-
dent for two terms, though he was poorly qualified for one
term, and he was the Hrst man in our history to think that we
owed l1i1n a third. He made a tour ot the world largely at the
public expense, he loaned his name to the firm of Ward and
Company, and for a time received commercial returns on the
name of the Victor of Appomattox. Wlieii the end came, a
generous people followed beyond the end. A real-estate com-
pany contributed one ot' its lots on the banks of the Hudson,
the people contributed great sums for stones and mortar, his
church and tl1e nation put him away with roll of drum and
pious dirge, the cement is now cracking, and no doubt the
people will be asked to contribute again for repairs.
It ought to be said in passing, that not all the great actors
in that stormy time put that kind of an estimate upon their
services. George H. Thomas did not, Edwin M. Stanton did
not, and I know nothing in the life of General Lee that shows
better his sturdy manliness and high-hearted self-respect, than
his preferring to earn a modest living by honest toil, rather
than receive it as a, largess at the hands of a willing people.
Now, when I wrote to the Tribune, I hardly expected an
answer, for I thought it most probable, that it, like Socrates,
was attended by a daemon that would whisper, '4don'tg" but
if the paper had found leisure or thought it worth while to
answer my question, l should have expected it to have suggest-
ed a residence somewhere, or a yacht, or at least an automo-
bile, as the very smallest token of the peoples regard for
Colonel Goethals. That would have been eminently our Amer-
ican notion of a Etting reward. But the nation is already pay-
ing him fifteen thousand a year, it will ind him another job,
as he calls what he has now on the Isthmus. when he is done
with the present oneg when he comes to the retiring age, it will
pay him a generous salary, and when the soldier 's Recall is
sounded, it will give him a soldier's burial with the honors of
war, in an honorable grave, among its other honored dead in
Arlington. And what more of that sort of thing could he
wish ? Do you imagine that he does not know what he is do-
ing, and that you must give him the fee simple to an acre and
pile of stones to have him understand?
"EXegi monumentum aere perennius
Regalique Situ pyramidum altiusf'
I-Ie knows all the good things that money can buy, and he
will have them, but he knows just as well all the good things
that money cannot buy, and he has them too, as every such
worker has. Do you think he has no joy in his work simply
as work, no joy in seeing himself-his thoughts and feelings
and choices incorporating themselves into something, no mush-
room atfair, "so dwarfed a growth of cold and night"--but
into something that will make the lite of his nation, that educa-
ted him, safer, and the lives of his people richer and happier?
Do you think he takes no satisfaction in merely knowing, that
he has an abiding place in the respect of every one capable of
knowing what an able man is, or a still deeper satisfaction in
knowing that he always will have an abiding place in the attec-
tions of all who know what an honorable man is? Do you
think he does not know that, barring the mischances of physi-
cal accident and the consequent spiritual bewilderment in a
very few of the coming years, his place in history is secure, and
that there will be no wrangling among the historians over the
abatement that must be made in this thing or that before an
estimate can be formed of what he really was, as will always
be the case with Caesar, and Napoleon, and Bismarck, and
Grant AZ Do you think he finds no compensation for the toil of
the work in the enforced respect of the would-be wrong-doers
for the sternness of his justice, and in the trust of the weak
and ignorant in its perfect fairness? Do you believe that he
places a lower estimate upon these intangible goods, than he
does upon the tangible ones that his salary buys for him, or
that he would consciously increase the latter at the slightest
expense of the' former? Do you think that, while making no
curtailment in the quality of the work, he constantly keeps the
expenses below the estimates, merely because honesty is the
best policy, and finds his reward in the mere prudential man's
peace of mind?
So, I think you can ,see that I entirely agree with the edi-
torial in believing that we ought to make ready some fitting
reward for the work that now seems reasonably sure of an
honorable and creditable completion. But I hope you may
never be called upon to contribute a dollar for any of the
customary memorials or material monuments. Everything of
that kind that is desirable has already been provided for, and
your own share of anything more should be only a clear under-
standing of what has been done down there, and a thorough
appreciation of what it was that made it all possible-merely
Goethals himselfg and then, by far the most worthy contribu-
tion you or 'any one else can make, that whatever your own
tasks in life may be, however high or however humble. you
take them up and carry them on, in your own way, of course,
but in the same spirit that Goethals has worked. If all our
people will do that, it will be the best reward that the nation
can make, and will be the one that will most redound to its
self-interests, as the editorial put it. And you needn't send
him a long-distance message to let him know how you are try-
ing to reward him. If all our people will meet him on his
home-coming in that silent. way, he will find it out and will
thank the auspicious stars, Do you happen to remember Ad-
miral Deweys home-coming? That happened a long time ago,
about thirteen years, and young gentlemen. but particularly
young ladies. could hardly be expected to recall it very dis-
tinctly. You see there are some disadvantages in being so
young, or. in this case, shall me say, it was a dispensation of
the favoring fates? There are few brighter names in our
history than Admiral Dewey 's. and few more remarkable inci-
dents than what he did for about a year at Manila. Vtlhen he
came home, there was a noisy. spectacular reception at New
York. The papers said it aroused some aspirations for the
presidency, there was great enthusiasm over all the country,
his friends raised a large sum and bought him a house in NVash-
ingtong he met charming" widow, became engaged, as we
say, there was a recrudescence of the early-manhood chivalry,
which, toned and sobered by the years, made the life at Manila
possible, he proposed to deed the house to his prospective wife,
when suddenly there arose such an outcry, that the hero of
Manila must have repeated often in his perplexity the words
of the poor old mad king-'tthe little dogs and all, Tray,
Blanch, and Sweetheart, see, they bark at me." Pray you, do
not make Colonel Goetl1al's return a repetition of Admiral Dew-
ey's, or some fellow, twelve or iifteen years from now, will
retell the unpleasant story, as I am doing this one.
Now, as to yourselves and the rewards you may expect,
let me first remind you, that in and of yourselves you have no
rights in the premises-rights, those things you are so proud
and so jealous of. Your rights are only the correlates of your
duties. Wliei'e a duty does not go before, no right can exist,
much less follow. They are only a sort of warranty, that, so
long as you perform the duty, you shall have protection from
the authority that imposes the duty. Wlien the duty is dis-
charged, the right is recalledg when the duty is refused, the
right is annulled. That is the law, and not Teddy nor LaFol-
lette, jointly, or severally, with all the progressives and Champ
with his 'ihoun' " and Williziin Jennings thrown in for good
measure can alter it. This being always borne in mind, the
first reward you may expect, is the one we call the money-re-
ward. And it is fundamental. It is little worth while to talk
of any other rewards till the primordial ones, food, shelter,
and clothing are secure. Can you forecast what the amount
of that reward shall be? Well, in a world like this, when after
birth nothing is very certain but the multiplication-table and
death, I suppose it would hardly do to be very exact, and the
few principles that we canin any sense say that we know, we
discussed in the Economics class, and I am not going to hash
them over for this feast, but I think we can say, that, if you
have a sound mind in a sound body, are industrious, fair-
minded, and have what Garfield used to call gumption, you
may expect the reward to furnish you with the comforts, the
decencies, and enough of the luxuries of life. Have you any
choice in deciding anything about the amount of the reward?
I think you have. It two positions-but remember that a
t'position" is only an occasion wherein you take up the burden
of duty-if two positions are offered, one with a reward of
9590 and the other of 35100, with everything else equal, I think
you not only may take the higher reward, but ought to take it.
Is there any limit to the amount of the reward beyond which
you are not at liberty to go in accepting? That is a difficult
question, and, I should not care to be dogmatic in answering
it. But speaking generally, and supposing that the principles
which we think are laws in economic science have been com-
plied with, I think the answer must be, no. There are no
assignable limits. If your business and administrative abili-
ties are such that working strictly within what we have reason
to believe are economic laws, you can obtain control of a thou-
sand, or a million, or a hundred millions, I think there is an
obligation resting upon you to do so, and you consequently
have the right to do so. Yet bear in mind, I am not discussing
how you should use the reward, or how distribute it, but I
think the responsibility would be a. fearful one, and you should
not be censured, if you decline to take it. Those are some of
the things we must say about the money-reward. Ot course,
I know such general statements seem a. little ghostly to the so-
called practical man in the so-called practical lite, but they
are no more ghostly here, than they are anywhere else,-in
Mechanics, in Physics, in Ethics. The most skillful mechanic
cannot build a machine, that will completely express the re-
quirements of the formulas, that the mathematician and the
physicist place in his hands,-he must always say of his work,
ever not quite. But without the formulas, his best work would
be only botch work, though he would not know that he had
botched it, and, of course, could make no coi'rections. I do
not suppose any one ever doubts that the Golden Rule, or
some equivalent statement of the law. should be our rule of
action in conduct, but only the best and sincerest men know
how difficult is obedience, often in the simplest concrete cases.
As I have said, the money-reward is the fundamental one,
but I hardly think you will make any mistake about its im-
portance, unless you come to believe that it is the only reward.
Remember, that I am not now discussing those unhappy cases,
the maimed in body or mind. or those others "quorum virtu-
tibus obstat res augusta domi"-but average cases like yours
and mine. And 1 think we sometimes do forget that there are
other rewards in return for which we may often forego some
of the money rewards. You can make the struggle for exist-
ence just as hard and brutalizing and deforming in a land How-
ing with milk and honey. as it makes itself in the jungle or
desert, and if you are looking for specimens for your museums
of its -poor, starved, envenomned things, its wart hogs, and
horned toads, and Gila monsters, and fanged snakes, you need
not go to Africa or Arizona to find them.
Perhaps I have dwelt too long on these matters. Let us
now look for a little while at the other rewards, the intangible
ones, which after all are the significant ones, and make the
human life altogether other than the brute life. And first,
in addition to the mere artisan 's reward, you are entitled to
the artist ls reward. The mere artisan, if there is any mere
artisan, never works for the work's sake, or for the product.
He expects to exchange the product for something else that
will give him more delight. The artist works for his work 's
sake and for the product. The work and the product are their
own "exceeding great reward." No doubt he had to make
his own living and his fa.mily's living by the work of his pen
and brain, but Shakespeare did not write the Hamlet, or the
Lear to sell. If he had done that, they would have gone long
ago the way of those mushroom things, that make a fortune
for their writers, and perish in the frosts of the first winter.
No doubt it is quite possible, that you will never be able to do
work which the world will find so indispensible to its well-
being that it will not neglect your work, but if you will do
the work for its own sake, put into it your own self, no mat-
ter what the work may be. you will put into it that something
which will give it kinship with the immortal things, lf you
fail to do that. you consign it and yourself at once to "the
dumb herd of them that wholly die," HApelles has been
here, " said the Greek painter as he entered his studio and saw a
simple line drawn upon the canvas. Any one could have drawn
a line: only Apelles could have put his name upon the mere line
after that fashion. Have you heard the story of John Bern-
oulli. the great Swiss mathematician? He had published for
solution by the analysts of his time a diflicult problem. ln a
little while, he received a solution, but it was anonymous. As
soon as he had read it through, he said. that's Newton's work
-tamquan ex ungue leonem-you can tell a lion from 'his claw.
And you need have no fear, lest the work will be so insignifi-
cant that it will be lost in the whirl and uproar of the storm.
No good work is ever lost-Ma little grain shall not be spilt"g
and if it was your own work, if you had put your own name
upon it, it will come back to you in "the rolling years here-
"The stars come nightly to the sky,
The tidal wave comes to the sea,
Nor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high,
Can keep my own away from me."
Nor need you fear that it is only artists and dreamers,
the children of the Dawn, that find such charm in their work,
and in the pursuits of the flying Vision. No greater admin-
istrator ever lived than Edwin M. Stanton. He was probably
the greatest Wiltl' Minister that ever served any people in their
sore need. Wlieii he left the great office that he had filled with
such masterful power, his private fortune was a wreck from
neglect, his health was a wreck, for he had poured his strength
Without stint into the work of l1is officeg and the 1112111 through
whose l1a11ds l1ad passed SHIDS of public money, that would l1ave
made the hoards of Crassus and Croesus look small, was in
pressing need of a position to earn his bread. Friends would
gladly have supplied the means, but his proud spirit wo11ld
have none of it. He was made a member of the Supreme
Court, for he was one of tl1e greatest lawyers of the time. The
first work he did to earn his bread for the morrow was do11e
in his SlClU'0Ol11. He listened to the pleas of the attorneys,
while lying upon a couch from which he never arose. So, if
you have learned that your work, whatever it may be, is
worthy of your loving self-devotion and your name, you have
learned -one of lifels priceless secrets, and you need not be
ashamed of the reward, for it is wortl1y of you, nor of your
membership in that Union, for membership there goes only to
Earth's bravest and brightest. You need not be ashamed of
their comradeship, they will not be of yours.
' Still another reward you shall have, if you will take it-
tl1e reward of finding in the World a home, a11d not just a work-
shop or a hunting-ground. But first let me 1'6H1i11d you that
the Word "ho1ne'7 means a place where you may lie down, find
rest from the struggle and relief from the fear. Our indebted-
ness of tllfz' great men who have given us our sciences is
beyond all conception or expression, but the richest gifts they
have not given us, that was beyond their power, those gifts
we must discover for ourselves, take each as a sort of privileg-
iu.m from an authority beyond tl1e Masters themselves. Vile
often talk about Hconquering Nature''-conquering the air,
conquering the waves, conquering the lightning, While in real-
ity vve have conquered just nothing at all. Bacon told 11s lo11g
ago what our conquests 11111513 be,-we m11st learn, as exactly
as We may, all her ways, and then obey her with childlike
resignation and t1'ust. Wlitiii we l1lflV6 learned obedience, she
is not, as Stuart Mill thought her, a step-mother, but a foster-
ing mother prodigal of llQl' gifts, The telegraph, the tele-
phone, the limited trains, which the scientific man names so
proudly, are indeed marvelous gifts tl1at we can never repay
in kind, but are they, indeed, the IHOST p1'ecious gifts and final
i11 any important way? You build a great steamship, you call
it unsinkable, you equip it in a fashion that makes it, as you
boast, worthy of a king and a 4ll16Q11. But you recklessly
smash it into an iceberg, Zllld it goes to the b0tl10lll, Hlld the
only surviving thing you shall l1ave to be pro11d of, will be the
evidence, that in spite of all your folly. H15-1I1ll00Cil and woman-
hood are still here, as a brave llltlll, with Death at his elbow,
places a woman in tl1e life-boat with tl1e same smile and knight-
ly co11rtesy he would l1ave shown at her carriage in Wasl1i11g-
ton, and as a brave woman goes Hunterriiied i11to the gulf of
death" with her husband, rather than return without him Zlllil
live all her 1'Q1Il?1ll1l11g' years amid the luxurious trappings that
her millions would b11y and Science would furnish. If the
mountain ll21S for you nothing but tl1e mine or the quarry, you
yourself may be as 1118311 a thing as your ancestral CHVE3-llliillg
if lake and stream ca11 do for you no more than turn a wheel
or fill an irrigation ditch, y0l11' pig and your goose may be the
fatter, but your own spirit may be as thin Elllil pll?lI1f2iSII12il. as
the gliding ghosts that "did squeak a11d gibber in the Roman
streetsf' if your telegraph, your Marconi, your telcphoixe can
do no more for you, than enable you to talk-far and write-far,
your spirit may be no brighter or finer thing, than the poor
moon-calf, that Prospero had taught language. and its profit
on 't was, it knew l1ow to curse. For your spirit, and by your
spirit, I mean no mystical something, but only, your common-
selves in their highest moods and doing their own proper
work. there are ministries of hill and mountain andyalley, of
lake and stream and shore: of flower and fruit and tree, of
sky and cloud and storm, of ttsunshine and wide air and wing-
ed things" altogether above and beyond any mere economic
interests. Science cannot teach them, no one can give them,
they are yours under the terms of a charter that neither king
nor Kaiser can sign. -Of course the struggle must go 011: it
will often be hard, sometimes repulsive, as now in our political
world, you cannot escape it, you should 11ot decline its tasks,
but will you not sometimes turn your eyes toward these other
things, not go to them, not linger awhile among them and re-
fresh your courage with the might of their loveliness: as the
wanderer in the burning sands turns to the oasis and renews
his strength with the shade and greenness and sparkling wa-
"Other flowering isles must be
In the sea of Life and Agony,
Other spirits float and flee
Oy61' that gulf, e'en now, perhaps,
On some rock the wild wave Wraps,
With folded wings they Waiting sit
For my bark, to pilot it
To some calm and blooming cove,
Vfhere for me and those I love,
May a windless bower be built,
Far from passion. pain and guilt."
In all our rich English Literature, I hardly know a finer
tribute to the memory of a good man, than Lowell 's sonnet on
Jeffries Vilyman. I will leave it with you, and along with it
the earnest hope, that, when the bells ring you to rest, the
beautiful words may apply to you as fittingly as they did to
the quiet, self-eifacing scientist.
The wisest man could ask no more of Fate,
Than to be simple, modest, manly, true.
Safe from the Many. honored of the Few,
To count as naught in Wo1'lcl, or Church, or State,
But inwardly, in secret to be great,
To feel mysterious Nature ever new,
To touch, if not to grasp, her endless clue,
And learn by each discovery how to wait.
He widened knowledge and escaped the praise,
He wisely taught, because more wise to learn,
He toiled for Science, 11ot to draw man's gaze,
'But for her lore of self-denial stern.
That such a man could spring from our decays,
Fans the soul's nobler faith until it burnfl
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Aldstadt, David A. ...... .
Awotln, Leo ....................
Baker, Clark E. ,....., .
Barker, Howard C.
Blomquist, Hugo L. ...., .
Blue, Thos. G. .............. .
Bowman, Mae Marie
Boyd, Meryl E. ...,.,..,.... .
Casto, Eugene L. .... .
Christman, Frank A.
Clark, Joseph W. ...... .
Craig, Clair C. ............... ..
Cunningham, Onia L. ..... .
Delker, Samuel F. ..,.,.. .
DeWitt, Dorothy ........
Disher, George C. ..... .
Dorough, John L. ...., .
Evans, William R.
Fleischman, Ollie M.
Flory, Roger V. ......,.... .
Gallagher, Edward D. .... .
Gold, Charles E. ........... .
Grimm, Charles H.
Hamman, W. D. ...... .
Harvey, James F. .... .
Hickman, Alvyn R. ..... .
Hockert, Jenkin R.
Hogan, Stephen C. .... .
Hough, Walter S.
Hoyert, J. Harry ..,,.,.
SCIENTIFIC GRADUATING CLASS
........Kulm, N. D.
......,,....Ripley, W. Va.
...international Falls, Minn.
,,,.....,,..,,Oldl1ani, S. D.
.......,.Los Angeles, California
Hutchison, Dora ......
Jegluni, Leonard G.
Johnsen, Harry V. ..... .
Johnson, Harold B. .... .
Kauppi, Ida K. ......... ,
Kilcoyne, Francis ....
King, S. J. ............. .
Kluech, Joseph R.
Krost, Esther ......,..
Krumin, Mildred ......
Landis, Zella ........
March, Annie H. ,...... .
McGehee, George R. ..... .
Miller, Alexander H.
Morthland, John A.
Nutter, Warren .,,.,....
Obenchain, Roland .....
Parker, L. W. .............. .
Pickerl, Dorothea M. ...... .
Raef, Leo J. .......................... .
Rimelspach, Clenience A.
Robinson, N. J. ................... .
Salerni, Nicola B. ..... .
Schwartz, K. K. ....,. .
Seibert, Fred R. ....... .
Siena, Michael A. .... .
Smith, Oscar D.
Smith, Alvin J. , ....
Stephan, Dorothea ......
Stoltz, Spencer G.
Strikol, Albert ..........
Twineni, J. Clyde ......
........Fon Du Las, Wis.
. .... Bridgeport, Kansas
.......Conrad, W. Va.
................Queens, N. Y.
......St. Marys, Ohio
.......Patterson, N. J.
........Amsterdam, N. Y.
Van Auken, Vera
Waiver, Ludwig A
Webb, Alma .............
Whitt, Emery R.
Thos. G. Blue
......South Point, Ohio
Wiley, John L.
Wolfe, David J. .............,.. .
Vice-Pres., Eugene L. Casto
.........Plainf1e1d, N. J.
verett E. .... ......., F armland, Ind
Pres., Chas. H. Grimm
Vice-Pres., Everett E. Zimmerman
Sec., Dorothy DeWitt Sec., Esth
Treas., Roland Obencliain 'Treas., J. Clyde Twineni
Editor, J. W. Clark Editor, Francis J. Kilcoyne
Winter Term. Summer Term.
Pres., Spencer G. Stoltz Pres., Alvyn R. Hickman
Vice-Pres., Clarke E. Baker Vice-Pres., J. Clyde Twinem
Sec., Nina Conover Sec., Alma Webb
Treas., Leo Raef Treas., Geo. R, McGehee
Editor, Dorothea Stephan Editor, Zella Landis
MEMBERS OF RECORD BOARD.
Howard C. Barker ............,.,........................................................ ......... E ditor
Roger V. Flory .............,,..................................................... ........ R Ianager
CLASS DAY OFFICERS.
Leo J. Raef ......,,, ...........................,...,......................... . ........ H istorian
Merton VViller ..,,,..
Oscar D. Smith .....
Vera Van Auken ....
,. ............ Poet
fi " " GABRIELLE ARMSTRONG Lexington, Ohio
It is funny l1ow llllflllf' inelnbers of this class just spring into existence. Of
'T course none of ns li110XV when we were b01'11. It is all hearsay on our part.
Never 111i11cl, we k11ow you are here 'Gay" a11d your presence in the class roll
is gladly accepted. Moreover it is a consolation to know that after taking a
post-graduate course ill Yalpo she intends to locate so1newl1ere in tl1e United
States. XVhat a blessing it would be if niore of the Al11Gl'lCH11 girls would re111ain
at home and not have to go abroad for their titles, After spending three
years i11 the High School of Lexington. Ohio, Miss A1'111St1'0Hg took Stenography
i11 Mansfield, Ol1io, and from there she went to the Oberlin Business College.
ln 1909 the Coniniereial Class of Valpo enrolled lli-31' as one of its members.
Qi?" 5' "Do not niention iny ofHce work here for tl1e last two years, please," is one
if of l1er l'0lIl2ll'liS. so we will have to overlook that little episode.
' ' CLARK EVERETTT BAKER Claremont, Illinois
- . Clark has been quite a good little boy wl1ile ill our midst, and if he con-
. tinues as l1e l1as set out, we might look with pride some day to see that Baker
has climbed the ladder and attained the coveted 1'OI111Cl. The class has had a
few faithful supporters ?l11Cl here we have 0116 of theni. Baker was vice-presi-
dent of tl1e class during tl1e second ter1n of its existence. Since then he has
served OI1 important CO1'11Il1ltlZ66S and in each case has done credit to hiniself.
After stating that Mr. Baker studied Amateur Photography for two years it
seems that we have the record of but another kind of occupation which
is represented by tl1e inembers of the class. In answer to the question, "which
nieniber of tl1e class is not true to tl1e sweethearts left at home," Baker has
shown his frankness by answering thus, LcWllO9X'61' is false, namely, Barker,
Jegluin and myself."
HOWARD CHESTER BARKER Reno Nevada
What have we here? Otiicer, arrest this man. We don't want to see
him injured by overwork. His life has been so eventful. Some well-inten
t.ioned philosopher remarked that, as a rule. the'bald headed men were verv
brilliant. An exception to every rule. Notice how his mind wanders back to
his old home. The Sierras were none too rugged for him to climb when he
was a boy. His most happy HIOIYIEHJES were spent in roaming about their tim
ber clad slopes. Howard completed the Grammar and High Schools in Reno
Now that is a giveaway, but don 't say anything about it. He gained the dis
tinction of being the first graduate of the High School to obtain a State Teach
er's Certificate, During the next few years he endeavored to teach the young
idea how to shoot. After va.rious other exploits he took the fantastic idea that
the far West was too slow and came to Valparaiso. What a change has come
over him. HAlmost humanf' is what the bystanders think of him nou
HUGO LEANDER BLOMQUIST K111111, N. D.
Hugo Leander did not happen to be born in this country, as that great
event in his life happened four years before he came here. He iirst
saw how big this world looked at Sorsele, Vesterbotton, Sweden, on June 5,
1888. At the early age of four he crossed the waters with his parents and set-
tled at Kuhn, North Dakota. Farm life attracts his attention, but he knows
that a thorough education is necessary whether he becomes a farmer, merchant,
or mechanic. In all of his undertakings he shows the same determined spirit of
perseverance and sticktoity that he exhibited during his three years ot
college life. Besides the time required for the regular school work, HBloomie"
has found time to devote to music and his stunts on the cornet are both surpris-
ing and delightful. A college professorship is his ideal of a profession.
THOMAS G. BLUE Carmi, Ill.
Thos. G. entered the race 011 July 25, 1887. For a short time he was rather
slow, but finally received a good start and came up to the rest of those in the
race, Probably the work on the farm had a great deal to do with his later
growth and development. His early education was obtained in the grade
schools of his home town. During his sojourn here he has displayed marked
ability in Physics and has been acting as assistant instructor for several terms.
His four years' experience in teaching before he came here has helped him in
many ways. ln the future he expects to return to teaching, having obtained
the position of Science Teacher in the Valparaiso High School. The Class has
placed the highest honors 011 him by making him President of Fall Term, 1912.
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f 7 MERYL ELLEN BOYD iiomeuce, Ill.
- . Just a few words in behalf of this dark haired and dark eyed Miss. Just
ui- notice those large eyes. They really shine when she smiles. lt is her intention
to have us know that sometime during the year of 1890. she was born. This
event happened on a farmnear Modesto, Illinois. Farm life, country school,
grade school, and High School have been potent factors in her development.
One year of teaching has added much to her dignity. She has been in Valpa-
raiso for three years, but expects to quit this year and go to teaching again,
unless. Of course, we have IIGVGI' noticed Meryl Hkeeping company," but
such things are barely possible. Surely she has not been so industrious that
she could not 'spare a few moments to receive company. Like all the loyal
Scientihcs she graces our book with her picture and carries one of them away
MAE MARIE 'BOWMAN Mentone Ind
One more native born is added to our class roll. She was rather fortunate
in her very start, having been ushered in by the ringing of bells and the
booming of cannon which sure happened on July 4, 1890. It would be a nat
ural thing to expect that one would do things after the great inspiration
accompanying this kind of welcome. After grade school life she attended and
later was graduated from the four years commissioned High School at Men
tone. Not more than eight or ten years elapsed, as one would guess from the
above date, before she taught three years in the grades. Graduation with the
Scientific Class of 1912 marks the last step and strengthens the belief that she
early received an inspiration to do something great. Miss Bowman has been
a faithful stay at home, but always an ardent lover of the class and also of
EUGENE LAYTON CASTO Ripley, W. Va.
Cast your glims this way and see whom we have. Hear those notes com-
ing out of the East? Eugene Layton Casto is the cause of all the racket. He
has a very important air about him and like all great musicians, his hobby, or
pleasure We may call it, is fiddling. which he does very well. At one time he
had ahnost given up in despair, but now music seems to be second nature with
him. We all remember the Scientific social and how generous he and his
comrades were with their music. Wish We could have you come again.
"Willie" has made himself useful irrseveral ways. He was vice-president and
treasurer of the class and has served on many of the important committees.
He intends to take further Work here and then continue in Louisville, Ky.
Now, this is all authentic, because the editor has created no intentional lies.
FRANK A. CHRISTMAN Kunkletown, Penn.
From Knukletown. Pemi., comes this youthful phenomenon and prodigy.
Though only twenty-three summers have passed since he was lulled to sleep
by Mrs. VVinsloxv's Soothing Syrup. or some other compound of equal ingre-
dients, he is recognized as one of the standbys of the Scientific Class. He
seems rather loath to say much about himself. but we all know that he is all
Frank. He seems to have done nothing but farming. but that was well done.
Frank A. seems to be guilty of the misdemeanors of college life. Of course,
nothing must be said, but some of his stunts are to call at the College office at
11:30 P. M, in order that his lady companion may obtain entrance to Altruria,
Never mind. there are others. He will have another year to spend in Valpo,
and there may be some improvement. Next year's Classical students will not
do such deeds.
JOSEPH WALSH CLARK Pittsburgh, Penn.
Behold, we here have the most renowned member of the class. "Champ"
was not born yesterday, 11or will he be forgotten tomorrow. He will be remem-
bered by the very sensational bulletins which were put out by hin1 during the
first few Weeks of this year. As to his past life, he claims to have spent
twenty-one years on this wonderful globe. He has done almost everything in
the category of reporting. and his political career has been tried in the office
of Mayor of Boy City, Wiiioiia Lake. Indiana., 1908-09. VVe often wonder how
"Champ" can handle the proofs so smoothly. On investigating we find that
his father is an oil man, and the son has absorbed so much of the slippery
elements of the liquid that he has it over all of us in that particular line. His
future plans are somewhat vague, but possibly he will remain here for an A. B.
' ' NINA CONOVER
my family as the eldest daughterf'
CLAIR C. CRAIG International Falls, Minn.
For seventeen years following Oct. 4, 1876, farm life saw this member of
our class. Then follows several years of such varied experiences as 'not often
fall to the lot of the Young American of today. Entering the employ of a
large lumber company, he became a foreman before he was twenty-one, Dur-
ing the next few years he served as a camp-foreinan, contractor, timber-
cruiser or estimator, surveyor, and timber buyer, which last position he held
until the company exhausted the timber in that part of the state. About this
time, investing in the North Minnesota Hospital Association, Mr. Craig became
so interested that he decided to study medicine. To get his college degree, he
came to Valpo and entered the Scientific Class. His work and school life have
been of such sort as to command the respect of classmates and teachers.
P. S.-Craig is an ardent admirer and supporter of HT. R." V
lt might be guessed she came from the farm. All good people have lived
there some few years at least. Illinois? loss is Indianals gain in this case and
proud may be the state of Indiana. ln 'LThe City of Churches, Schools, and
Homes," Miss Nina has been more fortunate than
has been right at home. In such a home as makes
., Ind. There she attended
the most of us, in that she
Valparaiso 's claim natural.
Before coming to Valpo, she lived in Benton Co
the country schools for eight years and the Gilboa
Nina has been a faithful worker and is one of the
class of 1912. In class organization she served one term as secretary. ' Nina 's
position in life has been "none other than that of maintaining the dignity of
High School for two years.
worthy young ladies of the
OMA L. CUNNINGHAM Paducah. Kentucky
Vile don 't know of all the good things which can be found in the state of
Kentucky. Occasionally something good is heard ot. Well, this is one of
the pleasant things. 'tAltruria" Cunningham iirst appeared at Paduch on
March 15, 1888. Bowling Green had to do with his early education. During
his life there Mellin's Food and Quaker Oats helped to buildup the manly
n accustomed to see on the Hill. Possibly the "Quadrangle"
at Chicago University will be graced by his dainty toot-steps next year. About
man we have bee
bell time is the most busy hour for him.
Vtlee Willie Winkie QO. L. CJ runs thru the halls,
Upstairs and downstairs in his overalls,
Rapping at the transom, crying thru the lock,
"Are the girlies in their beds, for now it 's ten o'clock."
bAMUEL BREDRIL DELKER Hamilton, Ohio
Samuel comes from Millville, Ohio, the town that produced Judge Landis.
He opened his eyes to this glorious old world C ---- D. hever mind W len.
He looked around and thought that it was a fairly good place to be and here
he stayed. The first ive years of his life passed just like it does
' t tel him out with his dinner pail and
with other boys. Then his parents s ,ar L
primer. After getting accustomed to the environment of the school he made
up his mind to become a pedagogue and have a school ot his own some day.
Did you ever pass Science Hall during Oration time and hear a.n Auditorium
sized voice at Work? Well, that was Delk's musical voice. Mr. Kinsey assured
him that if 'he would trade with some preacher he might get some boot. Sam-
mie Writes a letter every Week and gets one in return. We are very much
afraid that he will join that innumerable caravan which travels the way of
the heavy laden. O you Benedict!
DOROTHY DE WITT 1 Valparaiso, lnd.
Here is a quiet UD and retiring CN maid from West Mill Grove, Ohio, who
has never been known to fall behind expectations. She can find more to talk
about and say more on the subject under discussion than any member of the
class. She is never at a loss for something to say. Ever since November 3,
1892, she has always been talking. i'Dode" answers when you call her
"Dorry." Miss DeWitt graduated from the Valparaiso High School in 1911
and immediately joined our ranks. One more year will be occupied in taking
the Classical course and from thence her plans are not as yet formed. Dorothy
has the honor of being the youngest Miss in the class. Her work has been con-
scientiously done and she sure deserves the handle that will be added to her
GEORGE COLLINS DISHER Mayslick, Kentucky
Mr. Disher was born July 27, 1890, so the boy isnlt so old to be so far
advanced. A good many things have been accomplished by this fellow and
he is not -ashamed to speak out and tell the people what they are. Disher
attended the l'district" school, besides attending the Kentucky W8Sl65'3l1 Col-
lege. The fact that the powder reached a pretty low ebb at the time of publi-
cation due to celebrating "the Fourth," his advent into the world, and meeting
the ever increasing demands of a Scientific, accounts for the noise that sounds
so like a " ee ." "EX ect to be a Dr. some day." From Disher we learn
P P P
one lesson. He says after "Class beauty"-i'Barker, before he lost his hair."
'4Homeliest,,-t'Editor of Annualf' "Therefore the value of hairf'
VVILLIAM R. EVANS Oshkosh, Wiscoiisin
Some students are known for their eloquence and some for their remark-
able intellect. but few are known for their silence as Williaixl is. Perhaps his
meditative mood can be accounted for by the fact that he was reared on a
farm. His early training was obtained in the public schools of Wiscoiisiii.
Later. however. he decided to broaden his education and rightly chose Valpa-
raiso as the place to do this. Not only is he an 6??11'1'1QSt student. but he has
always taken an active interest in the Y, M. C. A., being treasurer at the pres-
ent time. He. like the majority of his classmates, is inclined to join the ranks
of the pedagogues for a few years. lf at any time you hear a. clear and rather
high-toned voice, t'Say, that was certainly fine, that was just great," do not be
alarmed, it is only Willialil and he won 't hurt anybody. You know Will is a
Welsltinziii and, like all XN6lSl'1111911, he possesses some striking peculiarities, but
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fff' Hsay, he is certainly all right" just the same.
OLLIE MALINA FLEISCHMAN Oldham, S. D.
Wliat a delightful breeze! Wltere does it come from? Ah, that 's
'tSrniles." She is always laughing. Even the most serious thoughts are cov-
ered with smiles and a nice covering they make. That name is very appropri-
ate, but the other 'thandlel' by which her friends .attract her attention must
have been given her long before she came to Valpo. 'tToady" has probably
answered to this name ever since Sept. 18, 1882. There was no doubt many
smiles in the little ranch house where she was born. During her life in the
schools of her home town she was ever grinning. You would hardly think
from her looks that she was a "Country Sehoolma'am,,' but that is what she
tells us. She Wants no other remarks made, so her friends must remain quiet
about her antics.
J. J. FERNHOLZ Arcadia, Wis.
Somewhere near Arcadia, Wisconsiii, U. S. A., Earth, and sometime about
thirty-eight years ago this member of our class was born. His early education
was secured in a country school, and later he attended the State Normal at
Stevens Point, Wis., for two years. A number of years was spent teaching
and his summer vacations saw him Hdown on the farm." Moreover he was
a successful live stock farmer and is yet interested in the raising of fine stock.
A bit of his farm. philosophy: UA barn that has no hay in it needs no cover-
ingf' For many years he held official positions in his town and filled them
with honor to himself. He came to Valpo in September, 1909, and entered tl1e
Law College. From here he graduated in 1911,-and decided to continue in the
University and qualify for a B. S. degree. Fernholz will remain in school an-
other year, after which he will return to his farm. '
ROGER V. FLORX Chicago, Ill.
No mistake was made by the class when it selected, as its business man-
ager for this Annual, Roger V. Flory. Since "Roge' squalled out his first
lusty protest in the i'VVindy City" back in May, 1890, he has had a varied
experience. ln fact, he has been everything almost, from the Hdeviln in- a
printing oiifice, up to the president ot a Bible Class and Business lllanagcr of
this number of the Valparaiso University Record. Roger is very versatile,
How else could one explain the fact that a Bible Class President could have
been a "devil?" "Roge" loves variety in nearly everything, but especially
in girls. He is said to have had, at one time, three of the Mfair young things"
in Valparaiso and one in Chicago, each of whom thought that she was the
"only one." Mr. Flory is a printer by profession and is an enthusiastic mem-
ber of the Chicago Typographical Union and of the Young Men's Christian
Association. He expects to finish his education by taking the Law Course at
the Northwestern University.
CHARLES EARL GOLD McEwensville, Penn.
Gold is well descended, being a homogeneous mixture of Dutch and
Quaker blood, holding in solution a copious amount of pure democratic
Americanism. Prior to his enrollment at Valpo, he graduated from the
McEwensville High School and Academy and also from the Lycoming County
Normal. so that that large cavity found in the cranium of this student was
pretty well filled before he appeared here. His stay in the Vale of Paradise
has been pleasant and profitable and his friends are found in every class.
Gold takes much interest in his work, goes to breakfast at 6:00 a. in, and is
regular in attendance. He is peaceable, quiet, and a sharp observer and is
well versed in all the under currents. mysteries, and Conspiracies on.Col1ege
Hill. As Gold is a Scientific he is naturally loyal to the class. He is always
on the firing line and during the consideration of any important matter his
heart is invariably found to be in its correct place.
CHARLES H. GRIMM Chicago. Ill.
Everybody in school knows Grimm. ln no less than a. half dozen ways
he has been brought before his fellow students and has impressed on all minds
the idea of his worth. Mr. Grimm as a lieutenant under Prof. Kinsey, as a
'ri e f ei '
German acto1', as President of the Class, and as a. student, has earned for l1im-
sell' the high honor that is credited to him. From all appearances Charles
Henry is one whom we would guess has always enjoyed good health and an
active life. But what has been his history, dating from the time he left the
Chicago Grammar schools up to the time of his advent into Valpo, is a mys-
tery to most of us. We students of Science know too much to suppose he has
been doing nothing all these years. As time goes on and Grimm adds renown
to his present greatness, eager minds will reveal in later writings a more com-
plete record of him. Grimm intends studying medicine.
JAMES F. HARVEY Rutan, Penn.
Heaven 's smile was first returned by "Jim" at Routan, in 1890. As a
child of fortune he grew the best he could until the tide of manhood forced him
from his bed of heterogeneous companions and transported him to the wonderful.
city of Valparaiso. He has had little to say of what has been done since he
came here, but our eyes are open. His light blue eyes and curly hair have
been of great help to him. Some girls are just 'icrazyu about such a combina-
tion. Evidently he has good success for we often see him leaning down to
catch the gentle words of some lady companion. He is never at a loss to obtain
such acceptable company. Harvey has said nothing about his future plans.
He has the best wishes of all the members of the class.
ALVYN R HIC KMAX McKeesport, Penn. l
The most unforgettable incident of the interesting life of the Scientific
Class of 1912 was the warmly fought contest for the graduation presidency.
The winner of this exciting battle was Alvyn R. Hickman, a native of the Key-
stone State, who entered upon this earthly life so long ago that he does not
remember the date, in the city of Pittsburgh. However, from his complexion
and the color of his hair, one would never guess that he hailed from the neigh-
borhood of the Smoky City. After Hnishing the regular city public and High
School courses and a course at the Imperial Academy, he taught two years in
the county schools of Beaver County and then served as principal of schools at
Wilmerding and Kincaid. Chickens and horses a1'e Alvyn's hobbies. Mr.
Hickman's ability and his work are of the highest rank. He does and will
"make goodff He commands the respect of all and bears the enmity of none.
After two years in A. B. work, he will spend three years in a. Theological Sem-
inary, preparing foruministerial Work in the Presbyterian Church.
Here lie received l1is early education and
JENKIN RYLANDER HOCKERT
This picture represents "Jenks,
does not account for the space that
the class organization any of the
soinetinie during Sept. 10, 1894, he becanie a inenibcr of the Hackert family, but
now he is at hoine in Hartford, Conn.
ROY VV. HOCKENBERY Everett, Penn.
Mr. Roy VV. Hockenbery. a most eminent and energetic young nian, says
that he began to notice things in this world on NVednesday, February 11. 1885.
He, like so many of Valparaiso good students, was a Pennsylvania farmer
for nearly the first twenty years of his life. He then discovered that he might
niake himself niore useful to humanity, so he entered Millersville State Normal
School in 1905. After being principal of Riverside schools. Earlton, Pa.. and
holding a few other local positions of responsibility, he canie to Valparaiso.
At this institution, the Scientific Class of 1912 was niore than glad to have
hint as one of its nienibers. He was certainly an honor to the class and a friend
of everyone with whom he canic in contact. He also was a ineinber of the
"Keystonei' and Scientiiic Quartettes, and won great distinction on the Hill
as a singer. After leaving school. he expects to take a post-graduate course
soinewhere. and then return to Pennsylvania. No doubt he will soon fbe niar-
ried. because he has never given any attention to the girls on the Hill.
' the youngest lnelnber of our class. Age
he occupies. He is just as necessary to
other nienibers. Somewhere in Chicago,
graduated from the public schools in 1909. He intends to continue with the
study of languages here next year. Sonic tinie he will probably spend a year
in Europe and then study law. Froin that tiine on he will be in a position to
give legal advice to anyone, from a broken-hearted maiden to a large corpora-
tion president, We have never seen 'llenksl' with a maiden, but can imagine
he would be right up-to-date in such company, as his sniile is rich and mellow,
Probably next year he will become less shy and mingle with the ladies niore.
VVALTER S. HOUGH Ruffsdale, Penn.
The Scientitics are fortunate in having the name of Hough included in
its list.. As a ineinber of our class organization he has ever been one of its
active workers. High honor is due, and who is there that works as Walter'
does and maintains as even a disposition at all times. Even the weather does
not drive away his characteristic smile. W3.ltQl' was born June 3, 1893, on
a farm near Ruffsdale. After completing the work of the grades he spent
two years in the East Huntington Township High School. Since that tiine he
has attended Valparaiso University for three years. No explanation has been
made why, but it has been said that he always enjoys the Y. M. C. A. socials.
Next year Hough will be found at John Hopkin's pursuing the Post-graduate
course in Botany and Zoology. - -
. HARR1 HOY ERT Piketown, Penna.
Near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on May 6, 1888, J. Harry Hoyert was
ushered into this little world of ours. The hills and vales of the Susquehanna
afforded an environment well adapted to the needs of a typical young Amer-
ican. The advantages of such surroundings were enjoyed by Harry as he
roamed over the hills and along the banks of the peaceful river in Search of that
knowledge not learned at school. After completing the common school course,
Mr. Hoyert entered the Cumberland Valley State Normal School, from which
he graduated in 1908. Thus qualified, he engaged in the business of training
up American citizens from the raw material furnished him by the Pennsylvania
farmers. But the Fates had not destined that our fortunate friend should
remain in the teaching profession. Accordingly, in September, 1910, he entered
the Scientific and Engineering courses at Valparaiso. Zeal and industry have
characterized his work in these courses. Hoyert expects to take up Electrical
Engineering at Syracuse, New York.
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LEONARD GUS JEGLUM Waukoii, Iowa
"Gus" is the son of a harness dealer, and we would guess the tanning
process is well know11 by "Jeg," This might account for his meekness.
After completing the Decorah Public Schools he served as a printer or a
'tdevilf' The years of "Jeg's" life that sparkle the ,most are those spent
with the class of 1912. If patriotism is a good thing, if spirit gladdens, we
can never recall schools days without thinking- of Jeglum. In class organ-
ization, on the ball grounds, and at our social doings, he has ever lent his sup-
port and has always been credited with wide popularity. Jeglum has held
the highest positions in the class, serving well, both as president and later as
baseball manager. "Jeg" is planning on taking a course in Medicine at
some medical school. One thing "Jeg,l' do consider, do be merciful, do be
true to the sweetheart left at home. '
HARRY V. JOHNSEN Davenport, Ia.
Mr. Johnsen hails from the Hawkeye State. He was born April 1, 1887.
in Davenport, a city situated on the t'Great Father of Waters." His boyhood
days were spent in the city of his birth, where he attended the grainmar
schools and High School. Later he took one year's work at Augustana Col-
lege, Rock Island, Ill. From that time on for three years he has been a
student of Valparaiso University, a member of the Scientific Class of '12.
Being somewhat technically inclined and seeing the demand for teachers in
that line, he also took up Manual Training. Although a member
of that class, which demanded a considerable amount of his time, he was
always a loyal supporter of our Scientiiic Class. He was for one term presi-
dent of the Arts and Crafts Club, an organization made up of the Manual
Training studentsi Mr. Johnsen will be found i11 Morris, Minnesota, next
year, where he goes as teacher of Manual Training in the High School. His
future plans include a course in his chosen profession at Bradley Polytechnic
IDA KAUPPI Aberdeen, Vlfash.
Pluinp, fair and-well, we won't tell her age. This applies to lda
Kauppi. One of Finlandls best productions and now one of Al11G1'lC2l.7S best
inhabitants. What is loss to one is gain for the other. Miss Kauppi attended
school in Finland and completed course of study equivalent to the first ten
grades in this country. She left Finland for Seattle, Wil,SlllHg'tO11, in 1904.
She lived there for four years and then came to Valparaiso. She learned the
English language here a11d took up Connnercial and Scientific. From
the former sl1e graduated in 1911. She intends to go West and teach for a
year or two, then return to her home in Finland. lt! To any who are observ-
ing the Hit" needs no magnifier to be easily seen.
DRAYCIS MILHAEL KlLIxO1 NE Sheboygan, Wis.
Hlrishl' was born at Sheboygan, VVis., Dec. 18, 1890. Early in life he
read Thoreau ls and Borroughs' works and also a volume of "Great Orationsf'
with great profit. For eloquence and a use of beautiful, concise English he is
unexcelled by any student in the University. He won the highest honors in
debating in 1910 and represented the school at the State Oratorical Contest
at Crawfordsville, Ind. His record in school reads as follows: Connnon
School graduateg Coininercial '0Sg Stenography 'O9g Educational f12g Scien-
tific '12. Besides this he has had nearly a year 's work in oratory and a part
of the Classic Course. He is President of the Prohibition League, Orators'
Society, and Catholic Society. He is an. ardent Knight of Columbus. Those
who know hini best are prepared to say that he has an extraordinarily good
head. He walks fast, is witty, has red hair, and will always be reinenibered
when once seen.
JOSEPH RHIENHOLD KLUEH Jasper, Indiana
Joseph is a lively, wide-awake member of the class. Always in mischief,
always having three or four sweethearts, yet always doing his work well. His
ambition is to become a lawyer and to settle down at Louisville, Ky., where
"Sien Fraulein istf, The einbowered lawns, the trellised doorways, and the
flower filled gardens will be his t'Faterland." As is usual with Germans, he
has his favorite beverage and occasionally takes a trip down town or out of
town. VVhen a boy he played with toys near Natures door and had inculcated
in his mind a lore of science which is paradoxical of Germans. HLive and let
live" is Joseph 's philosophy and to this doctrine he holds infallibly true. He
laughs heartily and loud, and has a large capacity for humor. In politics he
is a Democrat, in habits a Plutocrat, in fraternity he is a noisy member of the
Catholic Order of Foresters. That he will do well in life is not to be doubted.
ESTHER KROST Carlyle, Ill. '
It was on Friday, September 30, 1887, near Carlyle, down in southern
Illinois, that the Krost home was gladdened by the arrival of a. little girl whose
name, we later learned, was Esther. Esther, after receiving her preliininary
educational training in the public schools of her native state. came to Valpa-
raiso upon a suggestion given to her by her brother Ernest, who was then a.
member of the Scientific Class, and decided to take up the work along with
him. She has always been studious, courteous and womanly, which qualifica-
tions have made her 'many friends. Her friends, however, can be numbered,
for Esther did not care for a. multitude of acquaintances, believing that, as
Samuel Johnson says, UTrue happiness consists not in the multitude of friends,
but in their worth and choice." She will graduate from both Scientiiie and
Educational Courses, with this year 's class and will probably take the A. TS.
Work here next year. Later she intends taking post graduate work in the
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MILDRED KRUMIN Boston, Mass.
On March 4, 1889, in a little city in the province of Courland a little ruler
entered the home of a Russian druggist. This was Mildred. Her early life
was spent as all good children spend it until she was old enough to enter
school. She went to a private school in which she studied her lessons in Rus-
sian, besides learning the German. In 1905 she came to this country with her
mother. She says she is the biggest grind in the class. Probably so, but only
at her books. During the year she has done considerable hunting and at last
seems to have bagged a very good specimen of the roving biped. Of course!
How careless! This is Leap Year. She intends to teach next year and she
says 'tif nothing happens" she will return to Valpo for the study of Music and
ZELLA LANDIS Valparaiso, lnd.
Miss Landis is purely a "home product," having been born within a block
of the University. She made her advent into the '4Vale of Paradise" Sept.
12, 1890. From the time she was placed under the guidance of a kindergarten
teacher to the 'present she has been in school. After completing the Grammar
school she entered Valparaiso High School. She graduated in the class of
'09, She is the youngest of eight children, all of whom have attended the
University. Following their example she also entered the school and now
graduates in the class of '12. Miss Landis has always been an active Y. W.
C. A. worker, having been treasurer, vice-president, and for three years a dele-
gate to the Geneva Conference. She does not reveal her future plans, but she
assures us that she will not become a "school-marm." We are half inclined
to believe her.
ANNIE HAINSVVORTH MARCH Lawrence, Mass.
Miss March was born "way down east." Oct. 3. 1SS9. Like each member
of the class she has been busy most of the time Si11C8 her advent on earth.
Yalpo has produced many girls great in ditferent lines of work. but few better
students tha11 Annie. In all of her studies, whether hard or not, she seldom
comes to class unprepared. Miss March graduated from the A. B. Bruce
Grannnar School in 1905 and the Lawrence High School in 1909. Graduating
with the Scientitics of 1912 makes complete a. record that anyone so young
might feel proud to possess. She has not only completed all work required
in the course. but has taken a few lessons in the Teacher's Course. She has
also completed some workin Sagerology. From all evidence it might be
guessed she likes the study very much. Only time makes possible the estab-
lishing of a grade in that science. so wait patiently. fellow students.
GEORGE RALPH MGGEHEE Shawneetown, Ill.
One of the wittiest and brainiest of 4'Our Class" made his initial appear-
a.nce'Valentine's Day, 1891, in Gallatin Co., Ill., to bring sunshine to the house-
hold of the McGhees. Wliile quite young he developed an exceedingly great
interst in historical and literary studies, which has been retained thru all his
college life. After a year's work in So. 1ll. Normal University, G. R. came to
Valpo in Sept. 1909, enrolling with the Scientitics. Quite evidently he came
here to Workg Sager's Lake and Lover's Lane know him not, nor does the
Evening Star behold him strolling out the dusty Cemetery road. Yet far from
being a dry and musty bookworm, he is as jolly as can be. Mac will shortly
take up the study of law in Northwesterng after completing his course he
expects to be appointed to the Supreme Bench. No stronger proof of the high
regard in which G. R. is held could be found than the fact that tl1e custody of
the enormous funds of the Class is entrusted to his care as treasurer.
JOHN A. MORTHLAND Valparaiso, lnd
John A. Morthland was born at Corsica. Ohio, May 3, 1884, He stands
amongst the earnest and persistent Hgures in University history. The achieve
ments of his life have been varied and of good quality. After a varied experi
ence in the West, John collected his sums, packed his roll, and set out for
Indiana. He landed at that historical city, Valparaiso, noted for its schools
churches, and beautiful lakes. The object has ever been to establish a home
in 'iValpo,' and obtain a University training. Over four years elapsed before
Morthland entered the University Course. During this time he was in the
employ of the Penn. R. R. Co. in Chicago. HJack" remembers times in gaining
a B. S. degree that remind him of the negro who tied one end of his fishing line
around his body and cast the other end into the water. Later friends rescued
him. The negro was frightened and as soon as he caught his breath, said
t'Wal, sir, I wonder if I was fishing. or that thar' fish war a 11iggarin?"
VVARREN MELVILLE NUTTER Conrad, VV. Va,
The victory won by the said Nutter this year, 1912 A. D., will ever be one
of popular renown to him. The fact that the battle was on Valparaiso Uni-
versity grounds must ever be gratifying to Nutter's vanity. Mr. Nutter's
youth was spent on the farm and must have been one eventful life as that is
the customary experience of those reared under such circumstances. The
free country school, Summerville Normal, four years of teaching, and the time
spent in Valpo, mark the progressive steps of his life. His disposition to seek
active duty has been and is demonstrated by his past life and by the future he
has planned for himself. The next step is the completion of the A. B. course
ROLAND OBENCHAIN Mishawaka, Ind.
Probably the greatest event in the comparatively tame and quiet adminis-
tration of Benj. Harrison was the appearance of a lusty-lunged youngster in
the Obenchain residence, Cass County. lnd., one frosty morning in October,
1890. Of the early life of Roland, for so his fond parents called him, we know
little except that he became quite proficient in all boyish accomplishments.
Wllile he was young, his parents moved to Mishawaka. In his fifteenth year
he was discovered by the great Studebaker Co. of South Bend, and was put
to work in the Accounting Department, where he served faithfully for Eve
years. In Sept, 1910, Roland came to Valparaiso and entered the Scientific
Class, where he soon achieved a reputation as a hard worker and a brilliant
student. Although busy, he has always found time for Class affairs. He was
Class Treasurer for the fall term of this year. Roland will add an A. B. and
an LL. B. to his B. S. during the next two years. after which he will enter the
I Senior Law Class at Yale.
OTHELLO OTTMAN Hamilton, Ohio
'tPete" just dropped in among us from Ohio. His favorite pastime is the
study of birds and shellfish, fried chicken Hllll oysters being his special delight.
We cannot mistake when We prophesy that his days will be full of successes
when he again goes to teaching, for he has devoured the essential amount of
brain food in the form of Shredded Wheat Biscuits and Force during his col-
lege career to make an intellectual Samson. He claims that he is a 'tBad
Man" and has been such since the stork dropped hi1n on March 7, 1888.
"Bad" with a knife, a fork, and a spoon. "Si" never seems to care what
happens as long as he has a mouthful of 'tchewing gum." Wlietliei' it is the
4'Spearmint Kid with the W1'igley movementw or not we are hardly in the
position to say. You may call him anything when you want him, but be sure
and don 't forget to call him for his meals.
L. VV. PARKER Florence, lndiana
Mr. Parker first cast his wondering glances on the beauties of Nature in
the city of Florence, Indiana. His early boyhood was no ' worse than that
of the most mischievous boy of the neighborhood. Nevertheless he succeeded
in developing his receptive mind to a very remarkable degree. The Scientific
Course has been in the line of his upward path and he has nobly attained that
coveted goal. He is interested in Physics, and frequently with the aid of a
party interested in Astronomy, successfully performs the experiment where the
velocity of waves a.re determined by the gentle motion of a boat. No doubt his
mind is far from the experiment in Physics and the stars blink on without any
interest in them being manifested.
DOROTHEA MAUD PICKERL Bremen, lnd.
The greater part of Miss Pickerl's life has been devoted to school work.
In imitation of all other accomplished personages of the day, she attended the
grade schools for the required time, served a sentence of four years in the
Argos. High School, and for good measure attended Normal one year at Terre
Haute. It was with this training that Miss Dorothea left her home town of
Bremen, Indiana, to join and accompany us in our ups and downs through
the Scientific Course. Not all has been rosy, but yet We know Miss Pickerl's
popularity has been such that incidents plenty will furnish food for happy
recollections of Valpo days. We trust that in the future she does not limit her
memory to the few, but will generously include us all, a.nd see good in the
general grind of things. She is planning some of attending Bloomington in
later years, and then, HI intend to spend the rest of my life teaching school."
We would rather think she does not mean it. i
LEO JOHN RAEF , Newton, Ill.
"Shorty," ever faithful member of our class, was born and reared on the
farm. March 19, 1888, marks Leo 's entrance into this universe, and from all
evidence he likes the place fairly well. After attending and graduating from
the grades of the rural school. Raef. a nice little cabbage plant, was trans-
planted into Valparaiso University. Here he has developed into a fairly
solid head. Mr. Raef has been a loyal fan, a good student, and a friend
to everybody. NVithout him it is hard to see how Jeglum could
have ever kept house. Raef was treasurer of the class one term and is now
the class historian. 1'Shorty's" father is still on the farm, but Leo does
not seem to incline to the farm. Before coming to Valpo he taught four terms
in the country school. On leaving here he intends to teach in High School
for a while and later take a course in medicine and some day hang out his
shingle as an HM. D."
FRANKLIN W. RICE Brooklyn, N. Y.
Rice hails from the little town that overlooks the busy New York. Even
though the place is little, Rice is big and we would have a hard time to get
along without him. The class would not be the only one who would miss him.
He wants us to believe he is not engaged, but to a few, it looks as if he is
married. Quite often he is gently but reluctantly led from his male com-
panions to listen to the words of his- well, you all know. You have seen him
several times. A severe sickness kept Frank from remaining with us the entire
year, but next year will see him back in Valpo. Then he will complete Scien-
tific and take Medical work. After completing here he intends to enter Col-
umbia and take specialbranches.
CLARENCE ANDREW RIMELSPACH Fremont, Ohio
Curly headed 'iPetel' from Fremont seems to have existed but twice on
this earth. Once at Fremont where he was born Nov. 20, 1892, and then there
is no record obtainable as to his having inhabited the earth again until he
entered 'lThe Vale of Paradisef' Date? lt must have been while dreaming
the last dream of his Rip Van Winkle period that he wandered into the pres
ence of MPa" Kinsey and got an inspiration to join tl1e gang. 'l'here is only
one other way of explaining his past. He either has no past or it was thought
too fantastical a dream to spring on the live ones of 1912. It makes no dit
ference, we know Rimelspach has been somewhere. He came without wings
he goes without wings. He has won the admiration of someand the friend
ship of all. He resemb1es much the material that all the rest ot the class is
made of. Good stuff, you bet.
FREDERICK RAYMOND SEIBERT St. Marys, Ohio
l'Si" made l1is appearance on the first day of December. 1890. All this
happened somewhere in Auglaize County, Ohio, and on a farm. That accounts
for his lusty voice. Probably the farm house resounded with music many
times and no doubt does even yet when Fred gets home. He says his present
home is in St. Marys Ohio. He does not mention about ever going to school,
but one of two things is evident, either he was bO1'11 educated or else he went
to school. It must have been the latter, for he was principal of St. Marys
grade school for some time. He thinks that the state of Ohio is good enough
for him and after he completes a course in the Ohio State University he will
settle down and become a peaceful and usetul citizen. He will probably return
to teaching and some time in the future take unto himself a wife.
NICOLA B. SALER-Nl New York. X. Y.
About twenty-eight years ago, in the town of Salle, Province of Chieti,
ltaly. Nicola B. was born. He attended school in his native country until the
desire to cross the water became too great. so at the age of thirteen he came
to America. Very early in his life it was noticed that he was endowed with
the spirit of commercial monopoly, and bid fair as a man of shrewd business
tact and ability. He was the senior member of the firm of N. Salerni and Com-
pany. organized for the manufacture of strings for musical instruments. About
three years ago he decided to come to Valpo and here he stayed. He is a
graduate in both the Pharmacy and Scientihc Classes of '12. Salerni will
choose the medical profession for a life calling, Moral: VVhen you are sick,
just hunt up Dr. Salerni. He will put you on your pins. and leave you a nickel
1.-U, if to get home on.
7' Y MICHAEL SIENA Paterson. N. J.
. I ln the city of Tricarico. in the Province of Portenza., near the birthplace
' of Horace, Michael was born on April 23, 1882. His ancestry is an illustrious
and refined family. The name has been derived from the city of Siena, one of
Italy's greatest centers of refinement and culture. His native city was found-
ed by Trico and Argo, two great Roman generals. Michael is a 'somewhat
accomplished linginist, musician, and artist. Just recently he had an illus-
trated lecture entitled: HDante's 'Divine Comedyf " copyrighted. Siena. is
democratic and big hearted. He loves his adopted land and the Romance
languages which he teaches in Room 6. He is a graduate of Italian schools
and as soon as he completes his work here he intends to practice law with Hud-
son, one of the famous law firms at Patterson, New Jersey. He is a big man in
the Class, and we are unable to do without him.
ALVIN J. SMITH Wiiiaiilac, Ind.
Some hydrogen. oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, calcium and a few other ele-
ments have been put together in various chemical ways and have produced
Alvin J. He has not always been the same for on Sept, 10, 1887, he made the
heavens around Ashkum, Ill., ring with his inarticulate, though not inaudible
sounds. f'Deacon" can always find some solution for the knotty problems
'which arise in class-room discussions. ':Uncle Sam" appreciated his Worth
and during the last census enrollment employed him as an enumerator, You
can imagine how many questions he was compelled to answer and ask While
doing this work. The Scientific Class can not have full claim on him. He
belongs somewhat to the Educational Class, but his heart is with the Scientifics.
"I make a motion to adjourn," was his favorite motion during the work in
OSCAR D. SMITH Jackson, Miss.
On March 18, 1886, this worthy member of our class was ushered' into this
troublesome world. His early life was spent in the home of a minister and his
plans were to follow his father's example, but an inherent desire was to qual-
ify for the legal profession. Witli no little pleasure did he leave his home in
Jackson, Miss., to begin the study of law in Valparaiso. He graduated from
that department with the class of 1911. He now hopes to become an orator,
and his class, through recognition of his attainments, elected him class orator.
"Dack" will soon return to the Southland and enter upon the practice of law.
He says he has enjoyed his sojourn in the North, and only hopes that he
occupies the place in the hearts of the friends he has made here, that they do
in his, We are all sure that all his Northern friends wish him the best of
DOROTI-IEA STEPHAN Valparaiso, Ind.
ln the splendid lot of students of the 1912 Class. each one seems to have
gained some special distinction. equally so. but differing from any other. One
is "bright" another 'fhandsomef' f'homely." and so on through the list.
"meek," 'tnervyf' "neat." "grouchy." until one name is reached in the list
that bears attributes that most. people would feel proud to possess. Miss
Stephan. sometime or another. was born away out in Kansas where the sun-
flowers grow. The time we have but to guess atg to break the ice. not over
forty or less than two years ago. Some one guess who knows more of Jayhawk-
ers than of l-Enclceye. Miss Stephan has been a hard-working. faithful student,
and one whose ability to learn has not been excelled by anyone in the Class of
1912. Miss Dorothea served her class one term as editor. How easily satis-
fied. Vtlilling to locate wherever she can get a position, she expects to teach
until she is seventy-five and then quit. How sad. Now, good fellows, would
' you listen to that.
SPENCER G. STOLTZ Gettysburg, Ohio
Ha! Ha! here We have Spencer G. Just arrived from Gettysburg, Ohio.
Guaranteed not to kick, bite or scratch. Just. as good as new. Kind and
gentle. A favorite with the ladies, only we don't know about it. August
seventh is the red letter day and even next VVednesday it will be welcomed
almost as heartily as it was in 1885. Spencer received his early education in
Gettysburg High School and afterwards graduated from the VVayne Technical
School of Greenville, Ohio, in 1907. He expects to take more work in school,
but is at present unable to decide where. Probably Valpo will see more of
him in the future. He intends to teach this next winter. Be just a little care-
ful whenyou talk to him for he may turn some joke on you. Some respect is
due him. He has the record of cutting Literature class once or twice. He
'Was compelled to promise that it would never happen again, but failed to keep
the promise. We wish much joy, etc.
ALBERT STRIKOL Amsterdam, N. Y.
Albert Strikol was born March 1, 1891, in Lithuania. His father brought
him to America when he was four years old. After a stay of tive Years he '.4A
returned to his fatherland and was in school there for three years Hlltl again
came to the United States, where he went to the Amsterdam public schools. ,-.:
He has acted as courtiliterpreter for the Lithuanians in Amsterdam, N. Y.
In this court he was encouraged to go to college to prepare for the legal pro- " f
fession. Has been a student of Valparaiso for four years, and besides com-
pleting the Scientific Course, he has also taken up a great amount of work
in his native tongue, at this institution. He has been president of two Lith-
uanian Societies and the International Society of V. U, His ability as an WE
orator is known to all who have been here any length of time. Mr. Strikol - '
expects to teach and then take up the study of law, which he intends to make 2. In
his life profession. '-
GLEN A. THREEWITT Farina, Ill. V
On Sept. '23, 1891, the plains of lllinois began echoing and re-echoing with F.
the voice of our Scotch friend, Glen A. Threewitt. Glen was more fortunate I
than many, for at birth he was endowed with UThree-wits," the greatest
legacy that could be handed down from father to son. Thus equipped, Glen
courageously set out to find what life had in store for him. His early years
were spent in attending the district school and assisting his father on the
farm. The stern schoolmaster, armed with the fear-inspiring birch rod and a
little "larnin' in Re-adin', Ritin' and Rithmetic" was a potent factor in the
molding of young Glen's character. Having creditably and thoroughly mas-
tered the High School at Farina, Ill., our friend entered upon the work of the
Scientific Course in Valpo. He expects to study medicine.
J. CLYDE TWINEM Summerfield, Ohio
November 17, 1882, J. Clyde Twinem first made his appearance in Antioch,
Monroe County, Ohio. Here he lived till his eighth year when he moved with
his parents to Summerfield in the same state. After completing the common
school course Mr. Twinem joined the long and illustrious list of pedagogues.
He taught a country village school. was for three years principal of the village
school at Calais. Ohio. and 0116 year superintendent ot Stafford. Ohio. High
School. For four summers and the past twelve months Brother Twinem has
tarried with us at Valparaiso University, always using his time in a profitable
manner. and winning the admiration and respect of his professors and class-
mates. He was honored by the Class many times, the most important offices
being Class Treasurer and Vice-President. From inside information we learn
that Twinem desires to be a successful High School teacher and Superintend-
ent and get married to the 'tbest girl on earth." Judging from his career at
Valpo and Sager 's we think it highly probable he will obtain his desires.
ARTHUR W. UTTERBACK Claremont. Ill.
Arthur Williziin Utterback spent his boyhood days in the little village of
Landes, Illinois, where he was born March 15. 1880, He attended the public
schools of this place until hc finished the work that was there given. At the
age of nineteen he began teaching in the common schools ot l1is home county
and continued in this work for three years. At the end of this time,
after thinking over the different occupations that then appealed to him, he
decided to become a telegraph operator. In the spring of 1902 preparation
for this work was begun, and in the fall of the same year he was employed by
the B. Sa O. S. W. Ry. He continued in this occupation until September of
1910, when he resigned his position at Fritchton, Indiana, and entered the Val-
paraiso University, where he remained continually up to present date.
VERA VAN AUKEN Auburn, lndiana
Clear the track. Time, tide, and "Valli: wait for no man. We like to
see her floating along the walks as if she had wings on her heels. We freely
admit that she is as unique, as original, and as incomprehensible now as the
day she appeared in our midst. She says she received her education at Garrett
High School, and then taught in the Fifth grade for three years. At last she
made her getaway and came to Valpo. There is one fault with l'Van." .Prob-
ably she lias always had it, since September 9, 1889. She likes nothing better
than a dish of ice cream and some cake, unless it should be a second helping,
She proved this the night of the Scientific social. She was secretary of Junior
Scientific Class in 1911. Her future plans are not laid out as yet, so we must
not be surprised at what she may do when she leaves here.
LUDWIG A. VVAIVER ' Boston, Mass.
One more remains to be added to our class roll. This member comes from
far away Russia. Feb, 4, 1882, was the happiest day of that year in the farm-
house of the Waivei' family. Here he grew up and, like all Russian children,
learned to read and write before he entered the public schools. After complet-
ing the common schools he entered a Teacher 's Seminary. The work in such
a school is equivalent to our American High School, only 110116 of the Lan-
guages are taught. Wlien he was graduated from here he began to teach. ln
three years time he was able to procure enough capital to pay his passage to
America. ln the spring of 1906 Ludwig arrived at Boston and immediately
Went to work in a. factory where many more of his countrymen could be found.
During his three years' residence here he has learned the English Language.
In 1909 he arrived at Valparaiso and has been preparing himself either to teach
or to continue his education in the Indiana State University.
MARY ALBIEDA VVEISB South Point, Ohio
"Sound the loud timbrel" through the halls of Valpo's 'tsanctum
Marys from every
corner of the globe, but here comes one from Ohio. She is Just a little different
from the rest. An energetic, ambitious damsel. is t'Hannah" with wonderful
theories all her own. There are innumerable jokes and hits we could write
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t but she informs us that she wants none of them aned, so xi ith mos
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' ' ' ' ' ' ' ,l . She kindly
sincere re0'ards tor her teelings we ietrain trom mentioning tiem
tells us that she was at one time a 'tschool-miss" and, after completing a
. she will resume her career as a teacher
sanctorumf' for here is Mary Vifebb. You have heard of
course in the Ohio State University
in her home state. During her membership in the Class of '12 she has been
an ardent and energetic worker.
EMERY RUSSELL VVHITT McGlone, Kentucky
This dignified young man from Kentuc xy n a
13, 1892. He, like many of the men who
l 1 ide his appearance among the
members of the Wl'1it13 family October
have made that grand old state famous. received his first lessons of industry
and perseverance on the farm. In the mountains of Carter County he was
surrounded by all the environments which are conducive to the development
of a strong character. These, together with chivalry and love for women,
mark the outline of this most extraordinary personage. Mr. Wliitt's work in
the University for the last three years has proven that he has ability most var-
ied and extraordinary. He will study law and no doubt, after having achieved
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merited fame in the legal profession, will be sent to Congi css as the peop e s
champion. About twice every three times Russell can be seen on a quiet little
walk. He is not alone, either.
MERTON VVILLER Sandusky, Mich.
"Shorty'i was born at Sandusky. in one of the "Thumb" counties of
Michigan, where t'Boston's Unhaked Beans" grow so luxuriantly. For six-
teen years l1e grew with them. Then the waves that beat so musically on
Hl11'Ol1lS shores called him to cast his lot with them, and
'the became the sunny tar that whistled to the morning star."'
For three years he followed the lakes and attended school during the winter,
during which time he received two promotions in the lake service. On Decem-
ber ninth. tenth, and eleventh his steamer, HW. C. Richardson," with two
others was wrecked in one of the fiercest storms ever known on the lakes.
Out of seventy-two men only twenty-three were saved. HShorty" wasnlt tall
enough to Wade ashore, so the elements beat him about for a time, gave him
a black eye and finally gave his half-frozen body back to earth. January
seventeenth, 1910, saw him, rather weather-beaten, standing in front of the
college desk. Here he has remained ever since. Also Commercial graduate.
JOHN L. WILEY Florence, Indiana
John L., better known as 'fJack" was born Nov. 10, 1886, at Florence,
Indiana. Reared on a farm, Wiley, since his boyhood days, has been a devout
lover of nature. His education was obtained in the common and Normal
schools of Indiana. He spent one year as a pedagogue in Kentucky and since
then has been pursuing his course in Valpo. Wiley is one of the big men of
the class. Jovial, yet deep in reasoning, industrious and never misses a reci'
tation. Having a large capacity for work he does everything in an artistic
manner, Humble as he is great, strong as he is cultured. These are the
marks which best portray Wiley. To know him is to admire his manly vir-
tues. To be intimate with him is to see his noble virtues. He intends ' to
reenter the teaching profession.
DAVlD JACOB WOLFE Plainfield, N. J.
l lf' t, sh-we'll let you 111 011 tl1e secret.
infield. N. J. He intends to take
l ' l tl l11ne of iiWOlf1G,S,i lungs.
Yes people! Tl1is is D. J. This is the fellow that keeps us all guessing
'I' as to how he gets along in his c asses. -nu '
lt's all a bluff. There is nothing that pleases him more tha11 to be fondled by
tl1e girls. Those who know him often wonder how he can keep from getting
his dates mixed, but he seems to he the 'LArtful Dodger." He seems to have
learned these traits during his sojourn in Pla
law i11 some eastern college and then l1is career will need to be watched very
l closely. He claims that he l1as received a letter signed t'Mother." which calls
him home after his graduation. At tl1e first baseball game of the season the
Scientific Class became well acquaintec XV1t1 ,ie vo 1 '
He may need them again in tl1e future.
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. EVERETT E. ZIMMERMAN Farmland, Ind.
Ever a seeker of knowledge he availed himself of every opportunity to
develop tl1e power of intellect. From tl1e time he attended tl1e cominon school,
Marion Normal and since entering Valparaiso, he has been steadily and rap-
idly achieving the ideal i11 his mind. Studious. conscientious, persevering and
enthusiastic Zinnnerinaii does all l1is Work with painstaking thoroughness.
His tive years of teaching experience have given him a keen insight into human
nature and his conservative diplomacy is tl1e exponent of unusual meditation
and wisdoni. He is reserved and unassuming and his pleasing personality and
fairness has earned hiin a place i11 the hearts of his fellow classinates. He has
a big reputation, well merited, and all the other good qualities necessary to
go with it. ,
A. R. Hickman
1.9 OR MONTHS we have been toiling, laying founda-
tions for the life that is before us, and it has been
1 ca, no easy task. How hard we have worked over
gJK,,g,5fi mathematical formulae that meant very little to us,
and that we shall soon forget! How we have puz-
zled over rules and laws of Science,-laws that the next gener-
ation will put aside as incomplete, incorrect, useless! How
we have read and studied, how we have written and rewritten
essays and orations, that we might acquire that greatly-to-be-
desired equipment, a vocabulary of "beautiful and concise
Englishlll What trials and discouragements have beset us,
each one knows best. Suftice it to say that because of these very
difficulties we have gained a Wholesome respect for one an-
other and have been drawn closer together. '
As we approach the close of our college training, it is but
natural that we should feel a. reasonable degree of satisfaction
and elation. Yet is it strange that with it all, we feel a touch
of sadness? For, although our stay in Valparaiso has been a
strenuous one, it has been. by no means, all toil. There have
been many pleasures, many never-to-be-forgotten days, and
We have made many friends from whom we cannot part with-
out sincere regret and sorrow. And in a few days now, we
shall be leaving, perhaps forever, these scenes of our labors
and our pleasures, we shall be saying, "Good-bye," to our
friends and comrades. But though we never return to Val-
paraiso, we may always retain the memory of these pleasant
associations, and though friends must needs part, true friend-
ships need never be broken.
A few more days, and, with our sheepkins and our over-
powering knowledge, we shall step out into the world to re-
ceive what is coming to us. A very discontented world it is to
day. Its yellow journals, its petty politicians, its notoriety-
seekers are all howling from the street corners that Opportu-
nity is not for all, but that she is in control of the "powers-than
be," the Hinoneyed few." They are whining about 'oppres-
sion' and trying to excuse their failures in life in this way.
But I say to you that to-day, even as yesterday, the ultimate
success of our efforts will rest with ourselves. There are to-
day more opportunities for personal advancement than ever
before, more positions of trust to be filled, and more and great-
er openings in commercial and industrial life.
Better still, there are opportunities unlimited, for the
betterment of social conditions in our world, and these should
appeal strongly to us, for I like to believe that our object in
securing an education has been, not a greater earning capacity
alone, not more power, not wide fame. but rather, a greater
efficiency in our service to Mankind.
Once, near the close of the ministry of the Christ a voice
was heard descending from Above. And some "said it thun-
deredg others said an angel spake to him." So we read in the
Bible, for even a Scientific may read the Book occasionally.
There is still truth in that time-worn platitude that Life is
what we make it. Are we to hear only the thunder. or shall
We not rather attune our lives to the finer, higher sounds, to
the angels voices? We must hear the voice of Opportunity in
little and commonplace things as well as in greater things. No
service must be too small, no task too great.
In conclusion. I leave with you this Word. It is not given
to all to acquire wealth: not every one may achieve position
and fame: but to no one need be denied the honor of being
known as one who holds the cause of Man above his personal
ambitions, one whose life is being spent in serving others.
Old Bridge over the Pennsylvania R. R.
SCIENTIFIC CLASS HISTORY
Leo J. Raef
,ISTORY is a record of the rise and fall ot democra-
!' B cies, monarchies, despotisms, and republics. To see
I clearly the deeds of man in the vast panorama of
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135331 the ages, one must needs review human institutions.
-the home, the church, the school, the vocation,
and the state. Before manls dominating power these super-
struetures swayed in tumultuous turmoil, rising and falling,
yet always mounting higher, until at last, with this marvelous
civilization, it has reached its zenith. Today, institutions and
organizations without number have insiduously worked their
Way into the history of the world like a nation or a race, and
each has a separate and distinct history. It is of such an
organization that 1 would speak-The Scientific Class of 1912.
The city of Valparaiso where the historical scene is laid
was never more beautiful than in April in the year 1911. The
mellow cadence of the bell sent its initial gladsome message to
the Scientific people. It was a big day, almost like that when
King John gave to the English people the precious freedom of
the "Magna Charta", for a primary annal was to be inaugura-
ted in the Scientific Class history. Professor Kinsey destroyed
the old dynasty. After an hour of admonition and direction,
he promised to turn the management of the Class over to its
members if they thought themselves sufficieiitly strong to bear
the burden of an organization. The glad news was hailed with
delight, for it gave more freedom, it gave the Class representa-
tion in government, and greatest of all it gave identity to
the Junior Scientific Class of 1911.
As is usual with new born governments, the Class spent
much time in strengthening its spirit, its organization and its
knowledge. The struggles also with the elements of nature
was at its most exacting flood-tide, and left but little opportu-
nity for social diversions and other marks of progress. Witli
the exception of the spirit shown on the base ball field, the
Class music was hushed. Its vocation and avocation were
struggling with the environmental problems,-Science, Mathe-
matics, Language and Literature. The Class chose Mr. Jcglum
as its first presidentg and into the keeping of one lmndred mem-
bers was thrust the destiny of government. But Class perpetu-
ity and stability were safe in the hands ot these members. tor
it contained all the vital elements necessary to continued prog-
1'ess and well being. namely a spirit of enthusiasm, a common
purpose, and a fraternal chain of friendship.
Despite the fact that war was waging throughout the year,
orators rose and strove to outvie Lincoln and Douglas in the
debating forum. The Addison style ot essay and the W'ebster-
ian oratory prevailed throughout the Class. The Class spirit
ran high at the close of the first term, for the impending elec-
tion bespoke in Emersonian language that the Class was
"somewhat" and "a soul."
The second and last term of the Junior year were fruitful
in many respects. VVilson New was elected president. The
garlands of better acquaintance began to weave themselves
about the Class. Plans were under headway for the glorious
year to come, and the evolution of learning had proven mighty
fruitful. It was the Class's task to make a bright and perfect
day from the light at hand. But a few more weeks elapsed
and classmates bade each other good-bye. It was August now.
and the sun of 1911 had sunk into the west of vacation time.
The Class in the words of Longfellow. was
"Scattered like dust and leaves, when the mighty
blast of October
Seize them, and whirl them aloft, a11d sprinkle
I them far o'er the ocean."
But the dawn of a brighter day was breaking, the sun of
a reformation and renaissance was beginning to shed its en-
lightening rays over a benightcd and a beclouded Class. Vaca-
tion had passed and a year newly born was ushered in. The
Him in the world's moving picture show was changed,
the events of 1912 were begun. The Muse of history
changed the date on her record, and new pages were com-
menced. As in all history the latter days received fuller
records than earlier days. The events became both more nu-
merous and important. Should I write but a veryshort sketch
of each one of the members of our Class that contributed to
this history, it would require many volumes with foot-notes and
appendicesg so this honorable task shall have to be foregone.
At the outset, however, I wish to make emphatic one point.
That is, what we lack in quantity we have in quality. Wlietlier
we be many or few, certainly, we are an illustrious Class.
It was September 19th, and not a single cloud obscured
the vast blue of heavens canopy. Yes, the day on which the
old College bell again pealed its sonorous notes calling the
Senior Scientiiics to the orison of prayer and action. Time and
tide had thinned our ranks, but 11eW recruits were garnered
from the unknown. NVith solemn mien, President Brown read
off classes 'tby the hour." He impressed on our minds "that
we are known by what we do, not by what we can do." The
lessons were assignedg the classes arranged, and the ball of
1912 was started rolling. After three weeks had passed, Pres-
ident New called a meeting of the Class in room HC," for the
purpose of electing officers. and transacting such other
business as was then I deemed expedient. The meeting
was well attendedg an enumeration of the ranks revealed
the fact that six were missing. Mr. Blue was unan-
imously elected president, and the efficient supervision of his
regime made possible an excellent administration. Everything
went on smoothly until the Class was appalled by the death of
Professor M. E. Bogarte. Yes, the big man of the Faculty, the
orator, humanitarian. and man was called across Death 's river.
It was the darkest period of the Class, for the loss of this peer-
less teacher was a sad, sad blow. Mr. Bogarte was kind, gen-
erous, and a splendid teacher. He taught more than Mathe-
matics. To know was to love him, to have a. class under him
was to remember his big personality forever. The Class in
reverence and respect held a special meeting and made ar-
rangements for a garland of Howers for his funeral. At the
funeral we marched in a body. A social had been- planned, but
in the darkness of this era it was deemed proper to postpone
it. Nothing followed of importance the remainder of the term
save eloquent debates, oi-ations, and essays given by the Class,
and the continuous grind on the curriculum.
The last week of the term another meeting was held, at
which Mr. Stoltz was elected to succeed Mr. Blue. Under his
leadership the Class assisted by a wisely chosen committee held
a splendid social. This social was a long time coming, but
when it did come, it proved itself to be the event of the season.
For the first time, we convened to have a jolly good time.
The Faculty took an active and enthusiastic part in the
"field meet" and exhibited a marked appreciation for the
Class yells, and classy appearance of the Class. Even further,
they affirmed that the Class had outdone all predecessors. This
is not to he wondered at, however, considering that our organ-
ization was as strong as it could be.
The close of Stoltz 's administration was marked by an elec-
tion of Class Day representatives. After a contest, whose out-
come until the last minute was dubious, the following persons
were elected: Merton Wille1', Class poetg Vera Van Auken,
prophetessg Oscar D. Smith, orator, and the author of this rec-
ord, historian. This election was by far the most important of
all our meetings. lt was, excepting the meeting which fol-
lowed, the most interesting, and no one could predict with cer-
tainty just which way it would go. Suffice it to say, the newly
elected representatives were given their honors by a narrow
Thus closed Stoltz 's term with great credit to himself and
members. The Annual progressed nicely when once the design
was decided. Witli the untiring efforts of business manager,
Roger Flory, and editor, Howard C. Barker, and the impetus of
enthusiasm given by the Class, a good Annual could in nowise
be impossible. ln short, the few weeks which followed were
the most palmy days of Class progress.
The next term, the Class chose as their leader a man whose
work proved everything other than what his name might sug-
gest. Under Mr. Grimm 's administration class spirit rose
higher than ever before. This, however, was not unnatural as
there was the base ball season to screw their courage to the
sticking point. The Class as a prelude to their diamond work,
paraded the streets, saw a free show in the Memorial opera
house, and displayed unusual valor in the class rushes which
The first great event of Mr. Grimmls official life was the
big banquet at Altruria. Great the social had admittedly
been, the banquet was tithe big social event of the season," as
Mr. Brown remarked. The toasts given by Professors Brown,
Kinsey, Timmons, Black, Cloud, Bennett, and A. A. and B. F.
Williaiiis were well received. Miss Carver, who had been
chosen toastmistress, by her wit, humor and repartee kept the
banqueters in an intensely jovial state of mind.
During Mr. Grimm's reign the Class was unusually active.
Many minor details were attended to, and Professor B. F. VVill-
iams was chosen to give the Baccalaureate address. Mr. Hick-
man was elected president to succeed Mr. Grimm. The new
era following, was, despite the warm weather, a very active
one. This was, beyond doubt, the busiest period of the year.
for many problems had to be considered. The place where the
Class Day exercises were to be held. was perhaps, the most
difficult question with which the Class contended. The commo-
tion which this matter caused cannot be entirely confined in
our history, for it was also an issue of other classes.
Now as I have touched upon the events of the Class as a
whole, it is my purpose to treat of some ot the members who
are worthy of. and who should be accorded the highest meed
of praise. Among these are. Manager Flory. Editor Barker and
others who have contributed largely towards making the An-
nual unsurpassed by any other Class. There was also David.
who was thought to be noisy enough to lead the music on the ball
fieldg Manager Jeglum and Captain Parker, who were the live
wires of the ball teamg Mr. Wliitt our enthusiastic Class work-
er and ever loyal Scientificg and Kilcoyne. our Irish orator and
man of letters, who carried away second honors at LaFayette
in an interstate oratorical contest. And yet this list would not
be complete without the names of Misses Stephan and Pickerl.
and Mr. McGehee, who were our social and banquet entertain-
In order to appreciate a Scientific degree. it was necessary
for us to divethrough the depths of Mathematics, to take a.
trip with Professor Kinsey through England: to follow Miss
Carver through Rome and the Forum. where we met with
Cicero, Catiline, and many other celebrated Romans, to ac-
company B. F. in the Literary world from the time of Pagan-
ism to the present dayg to pass back with Professor Bennett
into the fargone ages, only to wonder what insignificant beings
we might have beeng to spend nine months with "Dick" com-
bining chemicals but never getting any combination stronger
than H2 O to drinkg to motor ride with Cloud, never fearing
the collision until examination dayg to imagine 'ourselves with
Professor Black on a wonderful aeroplane visiting the ditlierent
planets of the celestial sphereg and only to return to earth
again where we might take a bicycle ride. a11d study Botany
'l'o the Faculty I dedicate the penultimate paragraph. We
cannot thank you too much for the aid you have given us.
Our lives have need ot the good derived from each and every
one of you. VVe need Mathematics, Language. Literature and
Science. VVe need discipline, training, and culture for the com-
plex age in which we are living. No higher compliment can we
pay you than to say that when we go out in life's arena we will
do our best to live with honor and integrity, employing as best
we can the knowledge which you have imparted to us. The
years that are to come will bring us greater wisdom. more
ability, and greater prestige, but never will we be more thank-
ful than now toward you.
Now we are about to go forth as graduates. The Univer-
sity will not have exhausted its supply of learning, neither
will we be encyclopedias of knowledge. To develop our
thinking ability, has been our aim. We, by the use of
this intelligence, expect to increase the power and infiuence
of Valparaiso University. And now we retire from the scene
of action, not because we are overwhelmed but because we
seek a wider Held in which to employ our recently acquired
talents. 'tOut of the Harbor into the sea" we shall go, big
manly men and true womanly women, knowing no faith, no
creed, no denomination. and no race. Under the fatherhood of
a divine Master will we carve our destinies by the power given
us in human brotherhood. in indissolvable bonds of love.
" Q mist th tt holds it cltai fi om me
1 ra j Rises above the raging sea,
Jr-Jul Lays bale the deep to lwht again.
,ts I 'lt .A 1 "
And rolling back its dewy
Y..-I A C,
The Whitecaps flicker back their gleam
ln answer to tl1e brighter beam,
And sparkling on each vaulting wave
But call the sailor to his grave.
On rocky beach in mighty wrath
The waves in sounding accents cast
Their strength in angry wreathing tide,
That bids all stillness lowly hide.
But, where the gently sloping shore
Emerges from the waters hoar,
The billows in slow rolling bands
Spread bare their waters on the sands.
And wandering round the ocean's reach,
I find an opening in the beach
Wl1e1'e crystal waters gently How
To meet the waves that raging throw
Their might upon the silent stream,
Yet slow retraeing, beckoning seem.
This is the end, where roaring tide
Swallows the river as it glides,
And wandering, as in a dream,
l wander where the source is seen,
And find a. brooklet, tiny rill
That wends it way among the hills,
And gathering others on its way
Broadens its surface as it may.
lt bubbles from its many springs
And to the hillside laughing brings
Sweet music and cool waters clear
That ripple on from year to year.
Among the nooks and shady ways,
VVith changing book moves on, yet stays,
And gleaning 'long green winding banks
Witli many a merry, sportive prank,
Flows on in rippling. gurgling bands
O'er countless stones and yellow sands.
Where scrubby shrub and stalwart pine
With clinging vines around them twined,
Where flowers of the palest hue
Drink in the freshness of the dew,
And longing for the Sl111bCHI11,S kiss
Love more the thing that most is missed,
There through the gloom of shady trees
The river flows in noiseless ease.
lt hears the Whisper of the glade,
It feels the coolness of the shade,
And shadows of the forests near
Darken the waters once so clear.
While underneath no rocks nor sands
Relieve the silence of its bands,
And moss and brushwood strewn about
But check its waters for the trout,
That finds a spot Where sunbeams gleam
Where it can of its beauty dream,
Leaving again the Wood behind
The sunshine and warni breezes finds,
And wandering through the fertile plain
Receives the surplus from the grain.
Thus on and on incessantly
It finds its passage to the sea.
Through towering mountains raging runs
Gnly to reach the desert's sun,
That flaring from its highest height,
Pours forth its beams with noontide might
That suck the river's strength away
And to the sands at night gives way,
And clearer from the desert plain
Flows on the river through the grain,
And singing now, and now dismay,
Passes along its changing way
Until, the farthest banks embraced,
Leaves on t.he sea no spot nor trace,
Only the great blue ocean there
With its boundless sweep and ocean air,
Yet with that mighty rolling tide
The Waters, all in one, reside.
The billows roar, but when they cease,
And tide is flowing free,
The seagull from its rocky nest
Sails to its home, the sea,
Flits, like a shaft of the inoonbeani
Through the dark of the gloomy night,
Flits o'er unheeding waters,
The product of rivers, in flight.
And lonely sings a tuneless song-
A song to the sleepless main-
As it follows the ships from the harbor
And welcomes them back again.
And what is the call it is calling
As it sails o'er the restless sea?
Oh! What is the one lone song?
'Tis the song of a soul to be,
There Where the rills and the rivers
Of mountain and sands and plain,
Bury their joys and their sorrows
To rise into life again.
And the mighty ocean is rolling on
With a moan that never is still
Yet returning, moistens the brier
And the fiower that grows by the rill.
The foundation of Past is the ocean
That Hows with its eeaseless moan
And thereupon-there on the mortals-
'We build us a frail, tiny home.
There the results of the teachings
Of father and mother and sireg
There are the sayings of sages,
The music of bard and the lyre.
The slavery of rulers of men
Is a curse to the true and free,
Yet a step in the road to advancement
To the world that is longing to be.
The builders of nations assembled,
Themselves of the true and brave
Added their strength to the strongest,
To the sea their efforts gave.
There are the fruits of the Christians,
Of Mohammed, of Buddha and Jewg
There are their faults also ripened
To lessen the worth of the true.
There are the works of our fathers-
Those sons of the sons of men-
The good and the bad intermingled,
The songs and the tears of the pen.
The fruitfulness of precious peace,
The curse of tumultuous strife,
Alike have blended their eiforts
To mold into man a life.
Then laugh for thy laugh will echo,
Re-echo and echo againg
Weep. and the tears that have fallen
NVill add to the sorrows of men.
Scorn and the thorn is the product.
The seed of the seoffer's sneers
Buries itself in gladness
And blooms in the valley of tears.
Cheer, and a soul that has fallen
Will beam like the bursting sun
As it breaks from the clouds of the even
To brighten the day e'er 'tis done.
So it must be 'till old nature
Has suited herself with all things
When adapted, We reap but one harvest
For the best will be all that she brings.
Then hark! For again the seagull
That sails o'er the restless sea,
Is singing the song of the future-
The song of a world to be.
It sings of a time when the Hower
VVill smother the seed of the thorn
It sings of a time that is coming
Of which our's is only the morn.
It sings of peace among nations
When the Hags of the truly free
Will wave o'er a worldwide uniong
O'er land and unbridled sea.
It sings the song of the ancients,
The song of the all to comeg
It sings and it 's song is unanswered
We follow for all is not won.
Tl-IE TENDENCY TOWARD THE PRACTICAL
O. D. Smith
sl A Q SINGLE school of thought was for a time regnant in
2 A educational life, and quite naturally that life com-
prised a small, a narrow field. But a broadening
process has left the limiting borders far separated,
thinkers have explored new lines of thought, sys-
tems of philosophy have come and gone, and theories, exten-
sive and complete in every detail, have served as implements
of advancement. lf we look for the governing influences. they
are seen acting in different directions, and not the individual
components but the resultant should determine the course of
the educational body-politic.
The things which induce the individual to exert his best
efforts to attain a high degree of efficiency in any pursuit are
rarely more than a, few. In education, the impelling ele-
ments are not many: the thirst for informationg a
desire to develop character and individuality, to secure cul-
ture, and to become industrially efficient. Not one of these is
objectionable, but highly commendable. Still the1'e should be
maintained an equilibrium between them, and this presents a
Some years ago Spencer saw the relation between the in-
terests of the individual and that of society. He initiated a
movement for a more practical curriculum. His idea has
gained wide consideration and has thrown out of equilibrium
the animating forces, Zeal for vocational education is every-
where manifest and the word "practical" now means the
fundamental branches of a profession, trade or calling. The
demand is for that which has an immediate market value.
Verily the things essentially practical are engaging our best
We know of but one real world, and whoever would exert
an influence must be in it, We do not want education to place
us above and beyond practical things, but neither do we want
it to intensify the human tendency toward sordidness. A
former age we call narrow and we wonder at the littleness of
men, regarding them with a mixed feeling of pity and con-
tempt. But while pondering over the conditions which were,
we unconsciously settle into a sordid and shallow condition
which is. lt is conceded that specialization tends toward nar-
rowness and the condition becomes appalling when our insti-
tutions, both private and state, show a willingness to present
only highly specialized courses of study. We might casually
observe a few things: we have become so accustomed to shout-
ing the assertion that this is an age of progress that many have
come to an unquestioned belief in the reality of what we an-
nounceg in so far as we have ideals, they are confined to a
utilitarian field. The accepted standpoint, according to pres-
ent day ideals, from which one should pursue his chosen pro-
fession is to secure the largest possible income in the shortest
possible time. This signincantly expresses the spirit of the
age, a spirit which magnifies the by-products of life and over-
looks the everlasting principles. The values as estimated by
what the ages have deemed vital enough to preserve are de-
clined, and satisfaction is found in rewards which perish with
the using. lt was not always thus. O11ly a few generations
back the college folk were fewer, they were much envied and
felicitated because of their opportunities, but they were not,
however. urged to emulate and excel great examples i11 mere
money-making. And, too, their ideals were more real, and
those ideals revealed their standpoint of aspiration, a stand-
point based on the conviction that education is power.
When error is supressed, the suppression is commonly fol-
lowed by error inthe opposite direction. This has been no less
true in education than elsewhere. We have intermixed voca-
tional and cultural education until they are indistinguishable.
The former is fastened about the latter as a sort of insulation
which has a pernicious effect upon their separate values. Ano,
moreover, with what complaisance have we come to regard the
scientific attitude toward life! lts finality and conclusiveness
are but little less than tyrannical. The predominance of the
scientific spirit is not forever, no more than was that of art.
For when one spirit dominates, error will enter, not that the
particular spirit is in itself malignant, but because an approx-
imation of perfection would depend upon an interblending of
spirits many and divers, on the union of the scientific and the
artistic, on the harmony of the good, the beautiful, the true.
What type of mind is being produced 'Z One satisfied with
that which can be absolutely proved, interested in what it can
clearly see and adequately define. and unresponsive to many
things which its conceit and presumption render it too shallow
to apprehend. We will ask whither has gone the imagination,
that faculty which enabled Omar to read the depths of his
soul? WVe look back into time and in its records read of the
many gods of old. how they were fostered and adored, sur-
rounded with a glamour and a glory which description dese-
crates. and clothed with powers and attributes which imagina-
tion alone could conceive. But our god is robbed of all ro-
mance, it is given no altar of beauty, no lonely temple sur-
rounds it, no field or grove is all its own, no day or place is for
it alone, unless perchance we say each day is his and each
heart his temple. With us fancy has, indeed, ceased to be
affable, it no longer paints vivid scenes of exquisite beauty.
The ancient Greeks Hlled the forests with fauns and satyrs
trees had their dryads. and from the sea arose nymphs, half
foam, half fancy, to beguile them, the children of Israel saw
the beckoning cloud by day and the fire by night. lf we
could but see them, these apparitions are as real as ever, bushes
are burning with messages of hope, the sky, the forest, and
Neptune's domain are yet filled with beauty, with beauty
which our eyes cannot see.
It does not require a cynic to read the probable judgment
of posterity: HWhat a common-place people lived when the
twentieth century was young! Their highest aim was conven-
tional respectability, and material progress was their govern-
ing passion, their ideals-they had none."
If we but observe, We find that art and literature are
spontaneous, springing, like hope, eternal in the human breast,
and yet susceptible to every subtle iniiuence from without.
They have had a humanizing influence and have been potent
factors in every intellectual movement in history. Art and
literature and their concomitant, culture, have had their alter-
nate hours of culmination and periods of decline. Culture
alone is insufficient to the need of human life, utility, unaided,
strives in vain to answer its fullest demands. If the one sug-
gests an unsavory certitude of faith, no less closely associated
with the other is the dogmatism of unbelief.
In this age of science and commerce, the most prosaic of
all the centuries, there should be an intelligent and fuller union
of the cultural and the useful, a union which would equalize
the opposing tendencies and co-ordinate them into an harmon-
ious whole. The humanistic elements must be revived, the
elements which make life more sweet, which give beauty to
beauty, and which make possible a bigger, broader and better
life. We can retain some reverence for the traditions of time
and recognize anew the dedication of our older institutions of
learning, reinembering the while that HThe Golden Age" is in
the future and that the education of the future must not retro-
grade, must not founder on the shallow sands of utility, but
continue its progress, unfolding possibilities, intensifying gen-
ius and dispersing the pessimistic clouds of ignorance:
HO Golden Age, whose light is of the dawn,
And not of sunset, forward, not behind,
Flood the new heavens and earth, and with thee bring
All the old virtues whatsoever things
Are pure and honest and of good repute,
But add thereto whatever bard has sung
Or seer has told of when in trance and dream
They saw the Happy Isles of prophecy!"
Scientifics vs. Pharmics.
PROPI-IECY OF SCIENTIFIC CLASS
Vera Van Auken
N- SETOU may send an impression of your hand to the
t'What does my Hand Tell" department of the L. H,
:W W I J.. I hope all the men know what that isg you may
visit the county fair near your home this fall and
cross with silver the palm of the dark, bespangled
Egyptian lady who was born, not on the banks of the Nile, but
of the Wabasli or some other U. S. streamg you may part with a
dollar of your hard-saved money to that noted clairvoyant who
promises to tell you of successes both in business and loveg you
may use other methods too numerous to mention, any of which
will give you some assurance of your future, but the only pure.
unadulterated, alI-wool-and-a-yard-Wide method of finding out
how the world will or will not hear of you in the years to come
is to invest one of your number with the sacred name, Prophet-
ess, take heed to her visions, believe that you are to be what
she sees you and become that. The one thing that makes a class
prophecy prove false, for they sometimes do, is lack of beliefg
it strangles the spirit of true prophecy.
In the days when the earth was young there was a prince,
who was forced to act as a swineherd and would have been
very unhappy had he not possessed a certain magic kettle which
had very peculiar properties. The swineherd was wont to
concoct in it a savory brew the steam from which arose in
.great clouds. If one should sniff the odor, put his fingers in
the steam, think intently of one person. the future of that per-
son would appear to him.
There is no reason why we cannot have that kettle here.
We have plenty of materials for the brew. we may use the
apple sauce from East Hall, the stew from Altruria or one of the
good things produced in the kitchen at Lembke, any of which
will make a dish such as the mind of man will scarcely be able
to conceive. It is a large kettle, we may gather round it, stick
our fingers in the steam, take in the delightful odor and see
each other as we will be. Let up appoint Russell Wliitt to stir
the mixture, for it is easy to be seen that he will always be
where things are stirring and will be making much of the
As we concentrate our thoughts upon David Aldstadt his
future appears just what we might have expected, since we
know his benevolent nature. He is a philanthropist, the head
of an association which provides work for vagrants. He has
arranged a series of prizes to be given to those tramps who,
after their enrollment on the books of the association, bother
hi1n least. The greatest prize and that which is given only to
the man who applies for work but once. is a. scholarship in
While we think of Clark Baker the steam eddies and
swirls. We do not wonder when we see his future, for he is
a labor agitator and is violently exhorting, not a mob of union
men, but a vast concourse of capitalists and promoters. As
we search the crowd we may recognize the faces of several of
us, here is Gordon Coldren and Clair Craig, over there Samuel
Delker, John Dorough, Frank Christman, Charles Gold, Nicola
Salerni and Ludwig Vlfaiver.
The character of the vapor now changes. It seems to be
a sort of a 4'Bluel' haze, as it clears a little we understand why
this is, for we see Thomas G. at work in his laboratory. He is
striving to solve the mystery of perpetual motion, for in spite
of his long association with Cloud he has never given up the
idea that the law of the Conservation of Energy can be broken
and that he is the man to break it. He has good reason to
doubt this law, for none of his Mechanics students have ever
been able to obtain satisfactory results in proving it.
Room C now appears in the steam, its walls as dingy, its
blackboard as ehalky, and its seats as deeply carved as ever.
Prof. Barker, glasses on nose, his head adorned with locks al-
most as luxuriant as those of his predecessor, is at the desk
explaining the difference between a staminate and a pistillate
flower. Wlieii Weeiiis wished to retire he recommended Barker
as his successor, .for he always thought him worth while, be-
cause he conducted his life apart and "far from the madding
girls." As assistants in his and other departments of the Uni-
versity and looking up to him as he was wont to look up to
Weeins we find, Wziltei' Hough, 'Wm. R. Evans, Jenkin Hock-
ert, Harold Johnson and Holden.
There is great difference between Room C and the banquet
hall we now look upon. 'Wisconsin is honoring a new governor,
one who understands and will carry out the policies of La-
Follette, a progressive in the truest sense of the word. George
Ralph McGehee is the man who holds the honored place, who
has conferred this good fortune upon Wisconsiii. Around the
board are gathered many of his old friends to do him honor.
Among those who are on the toastmaster's list either for their
ability to speak the hardest to pronounce and least unde1'stood
words in the English language or because they come straight
to the point and stick there, are Francis Kilcoyne, Alexander
Miller, Roland Obenchain, J. W. Clark, and Edward Gallagher,
Evert Zimmerman and Albert Strikol. David Wol,fe is present,
ready to lead the cheering for the new governor, and Roger
Flory, nattily attired as ever, as a representative of the asso-
ciated press. If you will stand close to the kettle and get into
the steam you will hear the strains of sweet music produced by
Hugo Bloomquist and Eugene Caste breathing forth their
favorite melody, "I Waiit a Girl." They have each made a
name for themselves in the musical world, but however great
their fame they have never lost their dislike of appearing much
in the public eye, so we do not see them.
The steam shows us that Franklin Rice is not following in
the footsteps of that other Franklin, he is neither a statesman
nor a diplomat, but has risen in the medical profession until
he is among the foremost. He has under his guidance a large
hospital, in the management of which he is ably assisted by a
lady who, it is said, acquired her skill at the Valparaiso Col-
lege of Medicine.
Among the physicians who know that their patients will
always receive the best of attention at this hospital are John
Morthland, Vlfarren Nutter, Othello Ottman, Chas. Grimm,
George Turner and Arthur Utterback. These men aside from
being renowned practitioners have each made a name for them-
selves in the field of medical research. Othello Ottmann has
discovered a sure cure for jealousy, George Turner has opened
to mankind the spring of eternal youth by finding a panacea
for that tired feeling, John Morthland and VVarren Nutter
have discovered the organisms that produce measles and
mumps, while Chas. Grimm has found that park benches are a
good remedy for the dropsy.
Oma Cunningham has acquired the position for which he
is Well fitted. He knows the likes and dislikes of womankind,
her needs and luxuries. Taking advantage of this information
gained from a three years close study of her as typified by the
Altruria girl, he is editing a woma.n's magazine which has the
largest circulation of any in the U. S. Its popularity is due
to the fact that every page contains just what women want.
Associated with him on the editorial staff are others also
peculiarly fitted for the task. L. W. Parker, Leo Raef, Clemence
Rimelspach, James Twinem, and Harry Johnson have been able
to present credentials which show them experienced in the
study of what will interest women.
That Leonard Jeglum has great talent for managing the
men on the diamond can be seen by what the steam shows 'us
as we think of him. Wliat "Fans" have long feared and
fought he has brought about. He has shown that he has an
eye for good players and the profits to be derived thereby, for
he is president of a baseball trust.
George Disher is campaign manager for the great politi-
cian, Spencer Stoltz, and has been very successful in aiding
him, for Stoltz has steadily climbed the political ladder until
he has been elected speaker of the House. Not a little of his
popularity is due to the genial personality and pleasant smile
of his campaign manager. The ears of his constituents have
also been delighted by the songs and verses composed in his
behalf by Merton Willei'.
Alvin Smith, James Harvey, John NViley, and Harry Hoy-
ert are sharing profits in a mercantile business. They have de-
partment stores in four of the largest American cities, the
usual sort in which anything f1'om a threshing machine to a.
hair pin may be purchased.
If we will gather closer and look deeper into the steam We
will see Butler and Fernholz working together on a series of
text books in Mathematics, Karl Sclmartz professor of English
in a German University, Leo Awotin taking the place of Sam-
uel Gompers in the Socialist party, Michael Siena figuring in
Chautauqua work with a lecture on the 4'Divine Comedy,"
Alvyn Hickman an eminent divine, Oscar Smith chief counsel
for the baseball trust, Joseph Kleuh, Fred Seibert, and Glen
Threewit endeavoring to produce respectively, a really Ere
proof building, a ship that cannot sink, and a system of tables
which will relieve the student of all the drudgery attendant
upon the fundamental mathematical operations.
I suppose that some of you have been wondering why the
steam has shown us nothing of the future of those members of
the class who were wont to sit so meekly in the southernmost
row of seats in Room C. Though they did not venture to ex-
press an opinion when aiifairs of almost international import-
ance were discussed, they still exerted some iniiuence and we
thought them destined to some great future. How it is that the
magic kettle knows naught of them? Can you not guess? It
is because the vapor from the kettle is obscured by the steam
arising from their own kitchens, for with but two exceptions
every one of the girls of 1912 has answered with an emphatic
"No" the question, '4Does college unit a woman for home
But if we should visit the homes of Gabrielle Armstrong,
Meryl Boyd, Ollie Fleishman, Wilheliiiiiia Freley, Dora Hutch-
inson, Ida Kauppi, Annie March, Lucy Thompson and Alma
Webb we would find that they are not only good homemakers,
but they are also engaged in the work of society in some of the
many fields which are open to women.
Mae Bowman, too, has time to become interested in the law
cases of her husband, and Dorothea. Stephan in feats of
engineering. Esther Krost occasionally helps in the drug
store, and Otealia Treitz assists her husband in educational
work. Though Zella Landis has exchanged her own distinctive
name for the common one of Johnson she seems perfectly con-
tent, and Mildred Krumin aids with her advice a noted young
capitalist. Nina Conover enjoys horseback riding more than
ever, for she no longer rides alone.
The two girls of the class who have acquired real careers
are such notable successes that honor is reflected upon those
who stay quietly at home and do but read of the deeds of their
more active sisters. Dorothy DeWitt is editing the Line O'
Type of the Chicago Tribune. That ever popular column has
steadily gained in popularity, its daily appearance is hailed
with joy by young and old, it is quoted by after dinner speak-
ers and upon every occasion when man wishes to be 'cas funny
as he can."
As we look for the future of the only remaining member
of the class the brew begins to seethe and a dense cloud of
vapor arises. There is a clamor as of a brass band and we
see feminine forms in parade, headed by a little lady with a
firm mouth and determined look. Upon closer inspection We
see that is the apparition of none other than our own Dorothea
Pickerl, fighting for equal rights.
Now the wreaths of vapor become less and less thick and
not even the most vigorous stirring will cause the brew to give
off those savory odors which are a necessary part of its magic
properties. This brew was prepared from ingredients provided
by Our Master for His Own and now its purpose is fulfilled,
for only the fates of Scientifics can be read in the steam aris-
ing from the products of Grandpa Kinsey 'S kitchens.
B. F. Williains
Members and Friends of the Graduating Class of 1912, Ladies
NE YEAR ago to-night and two years ago to-night
I stood in this place with a trepidation such as I
L Z l now feel once more. I distinctly remember that I
was not comfortable on either of those occasions,
nor do I consider this hour one of the most joyous
and care-free of my life. There are some things one doesn't
get accustomed to, and, for nie, this of preaching is one of
them. I am not conscious of any great message that needs
utterance or reiterance from me. The cold. honest truth is
that I had to force myself with diffident reluctance to Write
out this address, and now that it is written, I can't see any-
thing much in it. Witli great uncertainty, therefore, whether
what I shall say may be of any value, I could hardly go on at
all were it not for my confidence in your generosity and good-
will,-a confidence that transforms a task for which I am none
too well fitted into something approximating a pleasure. None
the less I was loath to accept the kindly invitation of the Class
to give this address. My reluctance was based on two con-
siderations: iirst, by the sacredness of all tradition, a bacca-
laureate sermon should be given by a clergyman, and I have
never had even an elementary course in theology, second, hold-
ing but a very few positive convictions. I consequently cling
to those few with some tenacity, and I disliked especially to
waver in my opposition to a third term-consecutive or ot.her-
wise. I am not sympathetic toward a sentiment ascribed to
an illustrious citizen of the United States:
Yield not to temptation,
For yielding is sing
Yet doomed is the nation,
If I am not in.
Realizing, then, that I have become a menace both to free
institutions and traditional prerogatives, I can only hope that
further temptation will not come my way, or that I shall
have. another time, greater courage to resist it.
I want to begin with a quotation from a recent essay in
the Atlantic Monthly, entitled "The Summit of the Years," by
John Burroughs, one sentence of which I have selected for my
text. Here is the passage: HI am in love with this world, by
my constitution I have nestled lovingly in it. It has been my
home, It has been my point of outlook into the universe. I
have not bruised myself against it, nor tried to use it ignobly.
I have tilled its soil, I have gathered its harvests, I have waited
upon its seasons, and always have I reaped what I have sown.
Wliile I delved I did not lose sight of the sky overhead. While
I gathered its bread and meat for my body, I did not neglect
to gather its bread and meat for my soulf, "VVhile I delved-
I did not lose sight of the sky overhead"-that is my text.
And my theme? Well, that is a troublesome matter always,
in spite of the probability that it doesn't make a great deal of
difference after all.
Choosing a theme is, I fancy, like choosing a wife. CI like
to philosophize about things in which my ignorance is densestl
It is hard to make the selection, and when once it has been
made you never know for sure that it is the best one. Then,
too, it is always hard to stick faithfully to a theme, and some-
times-but let ns abruptly drop the comparison, and go ahead.
The simple problem for me is how with about the same stock
ot ideas and information I possessed a year ago and two years
ago, not counting a few additions to take the place of some
badly shopworn, dust-covered and non-marketable goods, to
spread out anything particularly attractive tor your consider-
ation, or, putting it another way, to work over once more the
low-grade ore from the mine ot my mind, to see if in some
small measure it may still be termed pay-dirt. Pay-dirt-that's
not a bad phrase itself, and I believe it will answer my pur-
pose as well as any other. It is rather remarkable, by the way,
how an expression will turn up unexpectedly-when one has
it already in his mind. Please remember, then, that my theme
is "Pay-dirt," so that if anyone should ask you what I talked
about, you may be able to answer glibly and thus get the credit
of having been an attentive listener.
Sixty-four years ago last May, a Mormon passed along
a street of the straggling shanty-town of San Francisco, which
a year before had given up its Spanish name ot Buena Yerba.
This Mormon held in his hand a bottle of gold-dust, and as he
passed he shouted: "Gold! Gold! Gold from the American
River!" The words acted like a magic incantation, and im-
mediately the wretched little town was ablaze with excitement.
Sloops, sailboats, rafts-every kind of available cratt-were
soon making what headway they could up the Sacramento
River to the scene ot the diggings. Others went a-toot or a-
donkey or a-wagon and the village was practically deserted.
You all remember how the discovery of gold had been made
in the preceding January by a, man named Marshall who had
charge of the building of a sawmill for John Augustus Sutter,
on the south fork of the American River, some forty miles
distant from Sutter 's fort, near the site of the present city of
Sacramento. Unavailing efforts were made to keep the matter
secret, yet no great excitement followed until that Mormon
who apparently believed not only in laying up treasures in
heaven, but also in getting some ot that treasure that invites
moth, rust, a11d thieves, appeared on the streets of San Francis'
co with his bottled bane.
Slowly as we would estimate it now, rapidly when we con-
sider the difficulties in the carrying of news at that time, the
story of the great discovery made its way over the whole
country and practically over the whole civilized world. By
the end ot the summer of 1848. everybody was talking gold
and California, and in the following winter at Boston and New
York vessel after vessel was fitted out, company after company
was formed, and hope ran riot. The dangers ot the long
voyage around Cape Horn. the dangers by sea and land,
especially the land dangers ot disease, robbery. and starvation,
of the shorter trip by way of Panama. Nicaraugua or Mexico,
could not daunt the adventurous, eager spirits of the new Argo-
nauts. I need not recount the hardships and sufferings of
many, indeed most, of those ardent seekers for the "precious
banefl the presence of which in hell, Milton thought should
arouse no astonishment.
However great were the sufferings and discouragements
of the Argonauts, those of the overland gold-seekers were, if
possible even greater. Early in the spring of 1849, this over-
land emigration began. The gathering-ground was Northwest-
ern Missouri, with the towns of St. Joseph, Independence and
Kansas City as the leading points. During the first three weeks
in May, twenty-eight hundred and fifty wagons had crossed
the Missouri River at or near St. Joseph, and fifteen hundred
at Council Bluffs and Savannah Landing. One traveler who
went one hundred and forty miles and then came back, count-
ed on the return journey, eleven hundred and twenty-five
wagons. The main route was by way of Grand Island, Fort
Kearney, the Black Hill country, South Pass, the Sweetwater
River, thenceiacross the desert north of Great Salt Lake, up
the Carson River to Lake Tahoe, and by Johnson's pass to the
Sacramento valley. Again I need not detail the sufferings
and privations of such a journey. By the close of the summer,
the route, especially the latter part of it, was strewn with dead
oxen, deserted Wagons, utensils of every kind, and scarred with
many nameless graves. Lack of water, a burning sun, scurvy,
thieving Indians, were only a few of the many terrors. CJohn
Bach McMaster: "A History of the People of the United
States." Vol. VII.j In some respects it reminds one of those
strange wars of the Cross. or Crusades, hundreds of years be-
fore, differing of course in motive and some elements of roman-
tic splendor. The motive of the Crusaders was a religious
fervor approximating insanity, and involving the hope of an
eternal reward in that New Jerusalem where infidels would
be unknown, the motive of the men of '49, was the lure of the
:good red goldf the siren smile of the fair goddess Fortuna,
inspiring them with an enthusiasm almost equally approximat-
ing insanity, beckoning them to an earthly paradise, an Eldora-
do of elysian enchantment.
Pay-dirt,-that was the goal of those far-goers. Mean-
while they passed in Illinois. Missouri. Iowa, Kansas, and Neb-
raska, tens of thousands of acres of the finest sort of pay-dirt
which could have been bought at the price of a couple of in-
different songs an acre. This dirt they hardly saw. The wav-
ing, luxuriant harvest of wild grasses, here and there sprinkled
with gorgeous wild-fiowers,-those glorious prairies watered
by a hundred streams. did not tempt them to linger, They
pressed on heroically, misguidedly to the perilous land of prom-
ise. A favored few eventually struck it rich, the luckless
many returned worse off in money, health and spirits than
when they started. Still others never returned, never were
heard from even, a11d in many an eastern home sat a patient,
anxious mother, sick with hope deferred, yet hoping, praying.
year after year for a message from her high-hearted boy who
had gone out with such eager, feverish dreams.
The most apparent mistake of those wealth-seekers was
in thinking of but one kind of pay-dirt,-that which bore the
glittering, gleaming gold. Slowly. slowly, have we been learn-
ing ever since that there are a hundred kinds. If I am not
misinformed, a man sold only last year something like two
thousand dollars' worth of celery from a little patch of pay-
dirt down by the Pennsylvania station in Valparaiso. During
the same year of 1911, R. D. Kline and Son, of Knox, Indiana
twenty miles southeast of Valparaiso, on seventy-four acres
of land purchased a dozen years before at 320 an acre, raised-
breathe it softly-37,000 bushels of onions, and sold them for
850,000 Twenty ini-les from Valparaiso in another direction,
is a stretch of land which ten years ago anybody would have
told you was next to worthless. It was not gold land, or corn
land, or grass land, or celery land, or onion land, but it was
good enough dirt on which to build the greatest steel city in
the world, and now they are selling it for so many dollars a
front-foot or back-inch, I am not sure which.
Will it,be too abrupt a transition now to pass from gold-
seekers and real-estate to education? You must have already
guessed that my theme and my text were meant only as sugges-
tive symbols. The question: "Will it paytt' is now an insist-
ent one everywhere,-in education as well as in business, or
maybe we might say that business and business notions threat-
en to absorb education. To such an extent does this seem to
be true, that some thinkers are sorely troubled lest our noble
spiritual and aesthetic heritage from the past come to be bru-
tally, ignorantly spurned, as the Goths and Vandals despised
the art treasures of Rome which they were too bar-barons to
appreciate. No one, at least, with his eyes open, can fail to
note the spirit of change.
In the olden days, scholarship was narrowly limited. The
scholar was the priest, the university was a cloistered seclu-
sion,-a place of quiet retreat for reading and meditation and
prayer, a refuge from the hardships of life and the horrors of
war. Slowly for a time, rapidly of late, the whole conception
and process of education have been changing. No longer is
learning limited to the clergy and a few other professions, no
longer does even the ideal of culture hold any monopoly.
VVordsworth in England a century ago, and Emerson in this
country a half-century ago, were already fearing the enroach-
ment of materialistic ideas:-
' "The horseman serves the horse,
The neatherd serves the neat,
The merchant serves the purse,
The eater serves the meatg
'Tis the day of the chattel,
Web to weave, and corn to grindg
Things are in the saddle,
And ride mankind."
Things are in the saddle. Gradually the ecclesiastical
and aristocratic conceptions of education have been yielding
to democratic notions. Butchers and bond-sellers, miners and
mechanics, farmers and furriers, carpenters and chautfeurs
are sharing educational training with priests and patricians.
The old doctrine of the divine right of kings has given place
to the new sentiment of the divine right of the people. From
this social evolution, doubtless, has arisen the criticism of the
old ideal and curriculum of higher education, the training that
fitted for clergymen and gentlemen. Greek and Latin, theol-
ogy, poetry, history, philosophy, art,-the whole humanistic
regime has been attacked as inadequate to modern needs, it'
indeed not essentially etfeminate and lackadaisical. Thus in
the past few decades has come the insistent demand for the
natural sciences, for laboratories, for schools of technology,
for manual training. domestic science, vocational education,-a
whole train of ipractical' and materialistic ideas. Business
colleges, 'beauty' colleges, barber colleges flourish, while not
one in ten thousand knows his Greek, and not one in a hundred
decently knows his English. Meanwhile arise unceasingly
clouds of incense to the great earth-god, Mammon, and the
gospel of 'progress' is proclaimed from the house-tops. Things
are in the saddle, and Culture is on the defensive.
l have often wondered why the notion of fighting, of war
between individuals, nations and even ideas is so persistent:
why men become so much more enthusiastic over a half-truth,
a partisan view, sectional interests, than over a whole truth,
liberal ideas, and universal values. Almost any limited. par-
tial, or even whimsical notion, fad, doctrine, movement, will
gain loyal. even fanatically loyal adherents, whereas the atti-
tude of mind that seeks to be just, tolerant, many-sided, seems
powerless to attract but a comparatively few.
of the Hghting ideal, in spite of a million horrors and blasting
value in the
bitternesses, would seem to argue some inherent
thing itself, some justification of its survival. I am compelled
to admit this, and yet .I do not pretend to understand it. The
harmonizer, seeking to see clearly. to weigh justly, to judge
in sweet reasonableness, is elbowed roughly out of the way by
noisy partisans and zealous devotees.
4 So, for a century, not to speak of wars in the usual sense,
we have had innumerable contiicts of varying degrees of bitter-
ness, wars between theology and science, between material-
ism and idealism, between aristocracy and democracy, between
capital and labor, and so on and on. Now one side seems to
have the upper hand, now the other. And as one or the other
obtains the ascendency, there seems to be an inevitable tend-
ency to assume an attitude of brow-beating arrogance. Theol-
ogy and humanism for a long time had things their own way,
now they are almost apologetic, The emphasis at present is not
on abstract thinking, not on cultivation of the taste, the refine-
nient of aesthetic feeling, but upon concrete, tangible good:-
preventive medicine, the search for serums and antitoxinsg
the building of bridges and railroads and towering office-
buildingsg the invention of something-a threshing machine,
oil-pull plow, electric flat-iron-anything that can be bonded,
marketed, exploited. Things, things, things are in the saddle,
and are riding mankind to the metropolis of Pecunia, with its
noisy, racking markets and its garish Wliite Cities of spectacu-
lar, riotous pleasures.
Can you imagine Plato or Socrates or Marcus Aurelius or
Milton or VVordsworth or Emerson feverishly watching the
stock-ticker. or, let us say, shooting the chutes? On the other
hand, you can scarcely imagine any of them, were they living
to-day, superintending the digging of the Panama Canal, inan-
aging a railroad system or a department store, discovering an
antitoxin. or inventing an electric washing-machine. or flat-
ironq and we need the Canal and the railroad and the depart-
ment store and the antitoxin and the washing-machine and
Hat-iron. Wliat is the use of being one-sided and unreasonable
about it? Because UHamlet" or HParsifal7' or the HNinth
Symphony" or the "Sistine Madonnai' is a great, inspiring
work of art. it does not follow that the Brooklyn Bridge or
the New York tunnel or the Gunnison Dam, or even an electric
Hat-iron, is to be despised. Or, vice versaqbecause a man can
build a bridge or a gasoline engine, sell bonds or' finance a
great corporation, is no reason why he should belittle the work
of Richard Mansfield, McNeil Wl1istle1', St. Gaudens, Kubelik
or Tetrazzini. Is it not just as well that Beethoven and Ra-
phael and Shakespeare and Phillips Brooks and Dickens and
Tennyson and Mark Twain were not scientists? And does
anybody wish that Darwin had been a painter, or Huxley an
English bishop, or Herbert Spencer a Paganini? Because
corn is necessary, Cfor corn dinners and thingsl are men to
grow lilies and lilacs no longer?
I am afraid that this is all so trinisparently obvious as to
seem commonplace. Yet, if so, why should there be so much
discussion of practical versus cultural education? ls it mere-
ly that educators, like baccalaureate speakers, have to have
something to talk about? There is certainly plenty of the talk
from educators and others, plenty of one-sided, partisan views.
plenty of harsh criticism and half-baked ideas. For instance,
here is a half-baked book-I brought it along as a concrete ex-
ample-condemning in toto the whole system of higher educa-
tion in the United States. It is bound in a peculiar shade of
grayish-blue cloth, typifying perhaps the unqualified pessi-
mism of the contents. This book is by the late R. T. Crane,
a prominent and unusually successful manufacturer of Chicago,
and is entitled: "The Utility of All Kinds of Higher School-
ing I did not read far in the book before l discovered that
the Word 'Utility' in the title was a joke, and that what he
meant was 'Futilityi A man who could and did build up and
successfully operate a great inanufacturing plant, and leave an
estate running Well up into the millions, must necessarily have
had some sense, and this book is not all absurdity. It is sim-
ply a striking illustration of the one-sidedness of a man's views
who lacked the very culture which he so relentlessly condemns.
Indeed he does not stop with a condemnation of academic cul-
ture, but includes high schools, technical schools. professional
schools-everything above the grammar schools-in his whole-
Unrelated excerpts can never give an adequate idea of a
book, yet nevertheless they may give some idea. and I am going
to quote Without specific comment several of his statements
which I believe you will find interesting. Here are some
There is no more pitiful object, so far as I know, than a young
man coming out of college and seeking a job. He Iinds he gets the
cold shoulder from every one he meetsg that the people who recom-
mended the college to him have humbugged him to the last degree,
and now, when it is too late, he finds how utterly false have been all
the claims as to the advantages of a college education. p. 89.
I take the ground that a young man who goes to college not only
is not benefited by it, after spending eight years in time and 510,000
to 512,000 in money, but is most decidedly and positively injured by
the college, since he comes out so conceited that he is at a great dis-
advantage in getting into business, and it takes years, and sometimes
a lifetime, to get his head back to a normal size. p. 103.
If money is not the whole thing, I think it is safe to say that it
is probably seventy-five per cent of the whole thing. As a rule, thc
fact is that money is looked upon with contempt only by those who
have not got it and do not know how to obtain it. p. 107.
The student's head seems to be so stuffed with unimportant things
that there is no room for absorbing useful knowledge. In other words,
he has become so theoretical that he is not capable of being practical.
Most of the well-to-do persons who do send their sons to college
know that there is little or nethi-ng of value in the education received.
It simply is the fashionable thing to go to college, and so they send
their boys, in order that they may get into the college aristocracy.
This pastime may be all right for the sons of rich men who can
afford to make fools of themsclvesg but it is nothing short of a
calamity for the poor boys who go to college with the idea that there
is something in it, and who cannot afford to make mistakes. p. 114.
For myself, I should as soon think of putting money into a scheme
for spreading -smallpox as into any institution for turning out lawyers.
for they are the great curse of our country to-day. p. 119.
In other words, it is an outrage for people to be compelled to
support- these institutions and afterward to support the imbeciles,
sharks and dead-beats that they turn out. p. 120.
I don't know of a case where a technically educated man has
built up a manufacturing business of his own and carried it to a
marked success. p. 158.
The one place to learn a trade is in the shops. The best trade
school in the world would leave the boy with a great deal to be
mastered before he could be considered efficient. Then why ask him
to waste his time in a trade school or technical course? p. 266.
I maintain that it is distinctly wrong for any educational institu-
tion to take a man's time and money in teaching him a lot of things
that are of no practical value to him. p. 296.
The college men talk as though they knew every other man's bus-
iness, and that they could manage affairs better than the business men
themselves. The college professors and teachers are prepared to give
advice on all subjects. As 52,000-a-year teachers they tell us how to
turn out S5,000- and 510,000-a-year business men.
Isn't it a bit strange that it never has occurred to these smart
college fellows to go into business for tliemselves? Why draw a
small salary for telling young men how to draw big salaries if you
are capable of drawing the big salary yourself? p. 330.
I think it is high time that the American people realized this, for
I believe if they once became fully aroused on this matter, they would
take steps to compel the higher educators to go to work and earn an
honest living. If the professors can tell us how to raise corn or build
bridges or dig tunnels or run factories or manage stores, 'tthen in the
name of common sense let us give them a chance to show us how
these things should be done. p. 331.
Summed up, Mr. Cranes arguments seem to be about
this: that what we connnonly call college education is expen-
sive, useless, snobbish, viciouskteiiding to produce a foolish
and immoral social aristocracyg and that technical education,
as well as professional education, is extravagant, theoretical.
impractical, faddish, and absolutely unnecessary. It is not
my intention to attack or criticize his ideas. Their very lack
of balance. the inconsiderate and immoderate tone of his whole
book, largely destroys what otherwise might have had consid-
erable value. I have quoted his book merely to show to what
extremes the insistence on what is 'practical' may lead a man.
Certainly he is as far from the real truth about education as
the most dreamy and visonary idealist. Indeed, I am inclined
to think that Herbert Spencers notions about "NVhat knowl-
edge is of most worth?" with his answer in favor of the nat-
ural sciences as opposed to the humanities. are one-sided and
unsatisfactory. No arbitrary answer can be given to such a
question. It all depends on the individual receiving the
knowledge, and there is nothing gained by contending that
there is only one kind of educational pay-dirt.
I am not.. however, specially worried about all this modern
insistence on what is practical, on the education that enables
one to make a living. A living has always meant. and will al-
ways mean. something more than meat and raiment. Men are
idealists in spite of themselves. Mr. Cranes statement that
money is at least seventy-tive per cent of the whole thing is,
in my opinion. considerably more than seventy-tive per cent
false. One of Kiplings most popular poems speaks of a. time
when no one shall work for money. I think that time is at
hand, has always been at hand. and will always be at hand.
'llhe most eager California gold-seeker. the most materialistic
manufacturer or merchant gives an ideal value to the money
he amasses or tries to amass. It is nothing but a symbol to
him of a beautiful home. of pleasures. or power, or philan-
thropy,-varying kinds of ideals, but ideals none the less.
There is no such thing as absolute materialismg and con-
versely there is no ideal that does not tend to End material ex-
pression and realization. Hence there is no need of a war bc-
tween realists and idealists. between practical doers and theo-
retical thinkers. Both are necessary. and perhaps have about
equally served human interests. I suppose an idea must pre-
cede every tangible material product or invention. Yet every
man who tries to -realize that idea in concrete product helps
to clarify and expand the idea. itself. Mr. Crane ridicules the
theoretical scientist engaged in research, and gives most of the
credit to the practical mechanic and inventor. He failed to
see the need of a Newton as well as a Fulton, a Kelvin as well
as an Edison. And I know not how near to zero he would
have estimated the value of the thought of a purely speculative
and idealistic philosopher-a Plato, a Kant, an Emerson.
None the less the ideal persists. It is the beautiful. iridescent
bubble inherent in the drop of ill-smelling soap-suds, It is the
sentiment of beauty, the essence of love, and the hope of relig-
ion. Things are in the saddle, as Emerson said, nevertheless
it was the same Emerson who wrote:
"Yet there in
Our angel, in
the parlor sits
of noble guise-
a stranger's form,
Or only a flashing sunbearn
In at the window-paneg
Or music pours on mortals
Its beautiful disdain."
I can lay no claim to novelty or originality in thus insist-
ing on the inseparable union of the real and the ideal, the theo-
retical and the practical, the work of the doer and the dreamer,
yet I believe it is well at this time to think about it once more.
It is an old, old idea, but it will need to be recognized in the
newest and latest times. lt is as old as Greek and Roman
mythology, and as new as the Class of 1912. I am sure you
must all remember something about the two gods, Apollo and
Vulcan. Apollo was the god of the sun, and of all that the
sun may typify-light and truth, health and purity, intellect
and soul, music and poetry :-
with which the universe
"I am the eye
Beholds itself and knows itself divineg
instrument or verse,
all medicine, are mine,
or nature,-to my song
All harmony of
All light of art
Victory and praise in their own right belong."
Vulcan was the god of iire, especially earth-fire, the black-
smith and artiiicer of the gods. I-Ie was very practical, made
things for the other gods,-their dwellings, spears, shields,
arrows, breastplates. He fashioned for Apollo the glorious
chariot of the sun, gold-axled, silver-spoked, beset with dia-
monds and chrysolites. There was need of a cunning god to
make such a chariot, there was need, none the less and maybe
more, of another cunning god to drive it safely day after day
along it skyey course. And now if you will recall that Vulcan
the blacksmith ofticiated at the birth of Minerva, or Athena,
the goddess of wisdom, by splitting open Jupiter's head with
an axe, that one of Vulcan's wives was Venus, the goddess of
love and beauty, and that Vulcan and Apollo were half-
brothers,-you must see that the old myth-makers, in what
Ruskin calls their 'iinfantifie gropings after truth," under-
dim, fantastic way, the inseparability of
of the mind that conceives and the hand
furthermore that it was not and is not
coexist at their best in one individual, be
stood in their own
thought and deed,
that executes, and
necessary that they
he god or man. There was needed a god-thinker and a god-
doer, and there needs and will always need a man-dos-r and a
As old as the oldest gods, then. is the idea. and as new as
the newest graduates. Gods and graduates alike must and
should. to a greater or less degree. specializeg should realize,
too, that no one work, or notion, or scheme of life holds a mo-
nopoly, and that the motto of the three musketeers: t'Each for
all and all for each,'l is a good motto withal. And it is my
hope and conviction that each one of you, thus far in your
educational development. has found it not a delusion and
fraud, as Mr. Crane would have us believe, but that it has had
for you a two-fold value,-which is at bottom one value-the
increase of your earning capacity and the enrichment of your
intellectual and spiritual life. I hope and believe that you are
fitted to hold a better job, to make more money. than you could
have done without your years of training, but I hope still more
that you have received something that will help you to give a
nobler and more idealized value to the money you may earn,
and through which you can transform it into something that
liberates and lifts. that sweetens and consoles.
I have always admired the man who in co-operation with
the agencies of nature produces something tangible directly
from the soil.-grains and fruits and flowers, combining as
they do so perfectly utility and beauty. Nor does it detract
anything from the work of such a man that he sell his products
at the highest obtainable price. Only I want him i11 his money-
making not to miss the beauty of his waving fields, his fruit-
laden orchards, his flowering gardens: or indeed the beautiful
possibilities of the very money he receives. Such a Workman
in our great earth-garden I honor.
But I remember an individual gardener that somehow I
honor even more,-not a type or generalization, but a. real man.
You may possibly never have heard of him, yet at one time he
was perhaps the greatest technical English scholar in America.
I refer to Professor Francis J. Child. For years the old schol-
ar. who combined the courage of a hero with the gentleness
of a woman. cultivated at his Cambridge home a beautiful
garden of rare and exquisite roses. He did not sell his roses,
but gave them away to his friends and to the passers-by. His
chief joy. however, was to give them to some poor boy who
didn 't even dare to ask for them, or to some pitifully-clad little
girl. hungry in body. but in whose eyes there was a greater
hunger. the starved look of a longing for kindness and sym-
pathy and love, of which the gentle old scholar's roses and kind
words were realizations and promises. He did not sell his
roses. for he did not specially need the money: but he did need
the gracious thanks of his friends and the passers-by, and most
of all, I think. he needed the awkward, stammering thanks of
the poor, tattered boy. and the shy. dazed. wordless gratitude
from the longing eyes of the poor neglected Hower of the Gar-
den of God.
Professor C'hild's roses came from the dirt-the dirt that
was immediately about his door: and was it not the most val-
uable sort of pay-dirt? I suppose the most difficult lesson to
learn is t.hat of the possibilities. real and ideal, in what is right
around us. We forget that every place is under the stars, and
that the whole earth is under every man 's feet. No place, no
work is desolate of beauty and hope and opportunity. Shall
we not learn to look for a revelation not on some far-away
mountain-top, but in our own doorways and garden-plots?
Shall we not, instead of waiting for a heaven of celestial splen-
dor, rather try to realize one here and now in an awakened
sense of truth and beauty, and in our Hlittle, nameless, unre-
membered acts of kindness and of love?"
"Worn and footsore was the Prophet,
When he reached the holy hill,
'God has left the earth,' he murmured,
'Here his presence lingers still.
'God of all the olden prophets,
Wilt thou speak with men no more?
Have I not as truly served thee
As thy chosen ones of yore?
'Hear me, guider of my fathers,
Lo! a humble heart is mine:
By thy mercy I beseech thee
Grant thy servant but a signl'
Bowing then his head, he listened
For an answer to his prayerg
No loud burst of thunder followed,
Not a murmur stirred the air:-
But the tuft of moss before him
Opened while he waited yet,
And from out the rock's hard bosom,
Sprang a tender violet.
'Godl I thank thee,' said the Prophet,
'Hard of heart and blind was I,
Looking to the holy mountain
For the gift of prophecy.
'Still thou speakest with thy children
Freely as in eld sublimeg
Humbleness, and love, and patience,
Still give empire over time.
'Had I trusted in my nature,
And had faith in lowly things,
Thou thyself wouldst then have sought
And set free my spirit's wings.
'But I looked for signs and wonders,
That o'er man should give me sway,
Thirsting to be more than mortal,
I was even less than clay.
'Ere I entered on my journey,
-As I girt my loins to start,
Ran to me my little daughter,
The beloved of my heart:-
'In her hand she held a flower
Like to this as like may be,
Which, beside my very threshold,
She had plucked and brought to me."
And now finally l give you my sincere bencclitiiou Nl iw
the love of truth and the truth of love, the peace ot uonlt and
the work of peace, the beauty of reverence and tin ll 1
of beauty, be with you now and evermorc, A111411
THE SCIENTIFIC BASE BALI.. TEAM
Q7 ILL ue be outdone in bascb ill and not hate at leist
WI as it existed duiing our college dns it Vilpo
L YS if Well, 3 ou may be suit th it such a slight shall newi
be tendered 'tJeg" and his crew of valiant follow-
ers. To say that baseball is indeed sport fit for a king and
enjoyed alike by old and young is only a mild form of ex-
pressing the pent-up enthusiasm of the Scientific baseball fans.
Let us briefly recall some of the more stirring times as
they arrived during our spring campaign. To begin, we were
dampened in spirits somewhat when, on the opening day, April
13th, our team was forced to enter the head of the procession
which marched to the baseball park to the tunes of the lively
strains furnished by the university band. Our spirits were
not dampened because we led the procession. Oh! No! Not
by several degrees! But our brand, new uniforms of blue and
gold failed to arrive at the time designated, and we boldly
presented on the bosom of our shirts the Y. M. C. A.
There is no question of doubt but that the uniforms in
question still had a victory or two stored within their texture,
for after battling for thirteen innings with the P. 85 M. gladiators
three or four pages devoted to the national pastime
we.landed a glorious victory by winning the opening game by
the score of 5 to 4. Through some misunderstanding in regard
to schedule arrangements we did not meet the Lawyers' team
on the 20th as intended, since there were no Lawyers' uniforms
to be distinguished at the appointed hour, but on the other
hand we appeased the fans by playing a "battle royal" game
with Ebert 's wonders, losing by the score of 4 to 3. On the
27th, however, our fighting spirit was above par and the Law-
yers, with the once wonder, Siman, doing fancy stunts on the
mound. were forced to the unlooked for Cto themj result of a
7 to 6 score, with the Lawyers in arrears. It was a decisive
game and our boys struggled valiantly with the spirit that wins.
The last game of the spring term played on May 4th, needs
hardly any mention, but suffice it to say that the P. Sz Mfs were
invincible and at the end of the spring term we found ourselves
tied for second place in our race for the pennant.
On Saturday, June Sth, hostilities were again renewed
and the two games, one in the morning and one in the after-
noon, were a renewal ot former antagonistic struggles. So
also were the struggles of June 15th and 24th, and atter all
the dust and smoke had vanished we reluctantly withdrew
any and all claims to the pennant. Yes, we lost the pennant
for this year. but great credit is due the manager and the
worthy efforts of Capt. Parker. They have been untiring in
their efforts to promote a clean, manly club of ball players, and
though we were unable to capture all the glories of 1912 for
our class we can all be satisfied at the manner in which our
Hblue and gold" boys exhibited themselves on the diamond.
Following is the team, reading from left to right: Top row-
Padgett, Benton, Emery, Hansen, Koehler, Ziegler: Middle
row-VValsh, Parker CCapt.l, Jeglum CMgr.l, Wtnlf CYell-
masterl, Rayburn. Bottom row-Boosinger, 'Cain.
Scientific Base Ball Team
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Adams, Irwin L.
Allen, Edward .......
Baker, N. A. ........... .
Barnicott, Della ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Bassaw, Solomon H
Brinck, Dora ...,.,,.,,.
Browning, Gordon ,....,
Burner, Jas. R. ...... .
Calland, Edward ....
Callison, Lester M.
Chapas, Benedikt ..
Chapman, Lester M. ...l. .
Coldren, Mary E. .
Corrigan, John E.
Cummins, Clyde M.
Cunningham, Edward A. ...... .
Eilert, Solomon R. ,,,... .,,,,,,,, ,
Ellis, T. F. .....,,.,,,. ,
Enders, Carrie E.
Evans, Jas. M. ....
Eynck, John F. ..., ,
Gravez, Clara .....
Greenwalt, Geo. ..
Greenwalt, Hazel .....
Gross, Michael .,.....
Gylander, Laura ......
Harper, J. E. .......,. .
Harden, J. Mark .....
Harvey, Ralph J. ..... .
JUNIOR SCIENTIFIC CLASS
.......New York, N. Y.
......Nicho1as, W. Virginia
........Roana W. Va.
.......Grcen Lake, Wisc.
Heinl, Fred Carl .....
Hershey, Ernest A.
Howlett, Berton .......
Hurth, Mathias .......
Jacobson, Clara .......
Janilis, Anthony ..,......
........Amsterdam, N. Y.
Johnston, Alexander ...... N
.......Cattaraugus, N. Y.
Johnston, Tom L. ,,,,,,,, -,,,,,,,---,--,-.,.,, P OI-te,-I Ind-
-TOIWS, Bertha Alice ------ ........ M aricopa, Arizona
Jones, Nellie ............ ,,,,,,,,,,,----- 9 Iasony Ill,
Kolmer, Edw. H. .... .
La Grone, Ollie C. ....... .
Langell, Mark B. .............. .
Lochowitz, Edward H. ..... .
Manlove, Charles ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Marienthal, Raymond --,,..,,,,,,,-,,----,,,, Cook, 111.
Matteson, Leon L- --------- ......... K ent, Rhode Island
McEndree, Olive B. ..,..,,,,. --,,,-,----,, 3 elnjont, Ohio
Miller, Charles S. ........,,.,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,, B lair, pennu.
Morrow, Frances Louise ,.,,, ,,-,,-, H an-isony Ky'
Neel, Frederick Guy ,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,--,,, C ass, Ind'
NGISOII, Edwin .,......,. -------Y,,-, L apo!-te, Ind.
Oliphant, Charles L. ...... ,,,,,,,, E dwards, Kansas
Orr, Charles T. ........ ,,,,,,,,, D unkljnl MO,
Osborne, Adam G. ,,.. -----,-,,.,,,,,--- P ikey Ky'
Papazian, Hovanes ....,
Porter, John A. ...... .
Prage, Herman ....
Rawlings, Mary ....
Reid, Edgar P. .......
Rhoade, Clayton L. ..... .
Russell, Raymond T. .... ..,,..... B radford, Penna
Schlosser, Vida L. .... .,.,.... A larshall, Ind
Schlutius, Milerna .,..... Iroquois, Ill
Schurr, Clara E, .... .
Smith, Frances E. B.
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Smith, Greta ............... ............ B ary, Mich
Snyder, Albert ,,.....,
Stewart, Raymond .r,.... ..,...
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Stone, Albert ,,,,,, ............ P orter, Ind
Strahan, L. S. ,,,,,,,,,,,,, ....... C ovington, Miss
Tangusso, Sebastian .... ,,.... M iddlesex, Mass
Ulmer, Mearl E. ,...,. ,.....,.. K osciusko, Ind
Urbanowski, Leon ,,.... .....,..... L a Salle, I11
Whisenhunt, Fannie ,,.., ,.......,...... C addo, La
Whisenhunt, Maud ...... ................. C addo, La
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Bolotin, H. .,...... .
Butler, C. J. ,....... .
Chindlund, Alma .....
Cobb, Mary M. ...,.... .
Cummings, H. B. .....
DeWane, T. F. ...... .
EDUCATIONAL GRADUATING CLASS
....Ocean City, N. J.
Doane, GI'aC6 K. .... ......................,.,...,..,,,,....... S eymour, Ind.
Fischer, Amelia C. .
Farmer, Bernice .....,
Gasaway, Adelaide ,.....
Hall, Josie ............,,..
Hanson, Dena ,..,..,....,,,,,,
Holden, Lyle W.
Johnson, Harold Brady .....
Kilcoyne, Francis .,,.....
Krost, Esther ....,,,,,,,,,
Lumbard, Louis .... ..
Love, Lulu L. ..,... s. ....... .
E D Wells Pres.
Margaret Anderson, Secy.
Greta Van Alstine, Editor
J. J. Macdonald, Treas.
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Lucas, C. O. ,..,.............. .
Macdonald, J. V.
Mathena, Harriet .......
Mattson, Selma .,....,
Mitchell, J. O. .... .
Mona, Fred W. .... .
Moss, Paul W. .... .
Padgett, Mabel ....
Park, Emma .............
Peterson, Eddene ....
Pfeiffer, Edith .......
Polk, Omer E. , .... .
3, Milwaukee, Wis. Rice, J. C. ...... ..... .
.Twin Lakes, Minn. Rice, T. B. ............ .
......Iowa Falls, Iowa.
Rittenour, Edna ...........
Schurr, Charles .............
Smith, Alvin J. ..... .
.....,.Margaree, Nova Scotia
...........New Albany, Ind.
......Great Falls, Mont.
.......Des Moines, Iowa
........Haysville, N. C.
. ..... Tennyson, Ind.
.......Byron Center, Mich.
. ........ Charleston, Miss.
......La Fontaine, Ind.
.Port Allegany, Pa. Sparks, Geo. ............ ........ V alparaiso, Ind-
......,.....,.....XVeikert, Pa. Taaffe, Virginia ...................Antlers, Okla.
..,...Fondulac, Wis. Toner, Alice Ohio
,.,,,...,.,,Car1y1e, 111, Wells, Elton D. ........Berrien Springs, Mich.
............Laporte, Ind. Whitlock, Carolyn L. ...............Va1paraiS0, Ind-
.....Coffeyville, Kans. Ziegler, Lloyd ............BiDDUS, Irid-
Members of Record Board
J. O. Mitchell, Editor
E. D, Wells, Manager
H. B. Cummings, Pres.
Bertha Adams, Secy.
T. F. DeWane, Editor
Al-bert Froemming, Treas.
Omer E. Polk, Pres.
Lulu Love, Secy.
J. O. Mitchell, Editor
Albert Froemming, Treas.
Class Day Officers
J. C. Rice, Orator
Alma Chindlund, Po
Virginia Taaffe, Prophetess
et Harold Brady Johnson, Historian
BERTHA ADAMS , Ocean City, New Jersey
One sunny day in June, the Adams' summer home in Ocean City, New
Jersey, was graced by the presence of Miss Bertha. Her early education in
the Ocean City High School being completed, she decided to enter Valpo. She
has done extensive work in the Scientific Course and will complete the Edu-
cational Course this year. Bertha intends to join the great army of teachers
that go out next year to uplift humanity. In the near future she will enter
Columbia to take out a11 A. B. degree. Miss Adams is earnest and sincere and
is very enthusiastic in her work. A very bright future is predicted for her.
CA PHERINE ANDERSON Stoneburg, Texas
Catherine Anderson, altho born in an insane asylum, shows none of the
characteristics of persons usually found in such institutions. Her father was
the attending physician at the Medical Lake Asylum, 1Vashington, and here
Catherine first saw the light in 1894. We believe her extraordinary common
sense must be the result of having spent the first three years of her life there.
Later she spent eight years in Medical Lake City, when it was again necessary
to take her to the institution for thefeeble minded, her father having been
appointed superintendent. She must have been permanently cured during the
next two years, for her people were permitted to take her first to Ohio and
later to Texas, where she has since made her home. She was graduated from
the High School at Saint Jo, then taught a year in the Pan Handle. During
the midsunimer term of 1911 she entered our class and has been with us con-
tinually since. Her work with us has shown beyond a doubt what anyone
can do to overcome the effects of early environment. She expects to teach.
MARGARET ELIZABETH ANDERSON Stoneburg, Texas
Margaret Elizabeth Anderson was born Jan. 15, 1893 in the Eastern Wash-
ington Hospital for the Insane at Medical Lake, Washington, where her father
was at that time assistant superintendent. Without doubt her early associa-
tions are the cause of some of her otherwise inexplainable peculiarities. When
she was four years old her parents 111oved to the town of Medical Lake. In
190-1 her father was made superintendent of the Hospital for the Insane and
they went back there to live. Soon after she finished the eighth grade in the
winter of 1906-7, her family left the Hospital and moved to Warren, Ohio,
where they stayed about six months and then moved to Texas. They lived in
Saint Jo for a time and while there she was graduated from High School with
the class of 1909. After teaching one year at her present home, Stoneburg,
and one year in the Texas Pan Handle, she entered the Valparaiso University,
June 27, 1911. Next year Miss Anderson will teach in the city schools of
L. JEAN BISBEE Waitsfield, Vermont
Miss L. Jean Bisbee comes to us from the pine clad hills of the Green
' Mountain State, where she began her existence at Waitsfield on May 9th, late
in the eighties, She attended high school at Winchester, Mass., and later took
the Teacher's Course at Randolph State Normal, Randolph, Vermont. From
this institution she was graduated with honors. While there her energy and
splendid executive ability won for her the presidency of her class. After
teaching for a while she joined the 1912 Educational Class of Valparaiso Uni-
versity and will receive her Pg. B. degree in August of this year. She attends
the Presbyterian church and Sunday school and is a member of the Y. W. C.
A. She expects to teach and may go West for that purpose.
HYMAN BOLOTIN Valparaiso, Ind.
Hyman Bolotin was born in Russia in 1884. At the age of seven after
the loss of his mother, he realized that life is a struggle. From seven to four-
teen he enjoyed, now and then, home training. His tutors, after failing in
every one of their undertakings, took up teaching as their life work. At the
age of fourteen he took the burden of life on his own shoulders, and was ap-
prenticed in a jewelry shop. 'il did in that place all kinds of work, but
jewelry? After two years of apprenticeship he joined another shop where
he learned to be a master of the trade. In 1904 he came over to this country
where he was employed in the jewelry line, and spent his leisure time in study-
ing. Mr. Bolotin has been in the University, with the exception of two terms,
since January of 1910. Respecting his future, Mr. Bolotin says: UI have not
finished my education. It is a mere start, and I hope to continue."
C. J. BUTLER ,
According to integral calculus C. J. Butler must be some thirty-three
years old, for he says he was born in 1879. We understand that Butler never
saw or heard of any of his relatives. He got his start in an orphan 's home in
New York City. but left the metropolis at the early age ot three years. He
was taken to the home of a family near Argyle, Lafayette County, Wiscoiisiii,
where he says he once had the honor to attend the same school that Senator
La.Follette had attended. He first came to Valparaiso University eight years
ago. Meanwhile he has attended the HU," at irregular intervals, four years.
The intervening periods he spent in the "university of hard knocks" hustling
for money with which to come back to HValpo. " In the university of UH. Nfl
place. Butler hopes to follow the calling of a "pedagog,'l at which calling
he has already had two years' experience, one in North Dakota and one here
he has already had two year 's experience, one in North Dakota and one here
in Porter County. HC. J." is also a "ScientiHc of '12.',
IIEBILP LRXCII QUMNIIY Trenton, Tenn.
'Ilns tiue southern g'6I11ll,lI1111 was born on July 2, 1886. He is grad-
u ite of the Peibodv High School 1 B. S. of the G. R. C. College, 1907. A. B.
oi the N alpaiaiso Univeisity 1911 and Pg. B. of the same institution. 1912.
ALMA HELEN CHINDLUND Alta, Iowa
Alma Helen Chindlund was born near Alta. Iowa, on Feb. 6, 1890. In the
spring of 1897 she moved with her parents to Alta where she has since made
her home. She was graduated from the Alta I-Iigh School with the class of
19051, after which she taught for a time in the rural schools. Being successful
as a teacher, she decided to prepare herself for high school work. and it was
for that purpose that she first came to Valpo in the fall of 1910. She expects
to teach in the public schools of her home state next year.
He has always been one ot the most prominent and active members of his
class, and was president of the Educationals for the third term. To know
Mr. Cummings was to like him. Probably no one in Valparaiso has more
friends than he has, as his genial friendly way has won him a lasting place
:in the hearts of his associates. Mr. Cummings is also a great scholar and no
doubt, some day, Tennessee will be proud to claim the honor of being the
home of this young man of genius. He will graduate from Yale College next
year and will then probably take up the study of law or take the degree ot
Ph. ll. from Columbia University.
BERNICE FARMER Millsbury, Ohio
Late in the eighties a little fai mer was born into the home ot Mr. and Mrs.
Baimei ot lllillburn Ohio Attei being graduated from the graded school,
Beinice attended high school at Genoa, Ohio. Having spent some time in the
schools about hei home teaching little men and women, she decided to enter
po 11S Veal she completes the Educational Course. In the near future
she v ill secure a B S degree ii om Valpo and will then enter a college in
Ohio Miss B ai mei is an estimable voung lady and has a wide circle of friends
in the Univeisity Hel many acquaintances wish her success in whatever she
GRACE K. DOANE Seymour, Indiana
Some twenty years ago for several morej, in the city of Seymour. Ind.,
Grace K. Doane was born. Her childhood was not unlike that of her little
neighbors who were very proficient in the art of baking mud pies, climbing
plum trees, and starring in thrilling theatrical performances, for which the
exorbitant price of a dozen pins was the admission demanded. Upon attain-
ing the important age of six years she began laying the foundation for her
educational life, and from that time on played Hteacher' with an earnestness
-and faith that never wavered, and with quite enough dignity for any peda-
gogue. As she grew and completed her High School education the childish
aspirations materialized, and hoping to become more efficient in her chosen
work she attended Valparaiso University and will graduate from the Educa-
tional Department this year.
AMELIA FISCHER Twin Lakes, Minn.
This splendid young woman was born and educated in the city of Chicago.
She is a woman of great force of character and possesses teaching ability of
the highest order. As a principal and teacher of the High School. she has few
equals in this country. Physically and mentally strong, she is full of energy
and enthusiasm. and inspires in pupils and teachers a desire to do their best.
Miss Fischer is a graduate of "The National Teachers Seminary" of Mil-
waukee, Vtlisconsin, 1899, and of Valparaiso University, Scientific, 1910, and
Educational, 1912. For two years. 1899-1902, she was a special student of
Wiscoiisiii University. She also spent four summers at thevMinnesota and
Chicago Universities. ln her school work Miss Fischer possesses untiring zeal
and patience, she makes the spirit of cheer and good-will prevail. Besides
being especially capable in High School work, Miss Fischer is a refined Chriss
tian woman. alert to every movement for the general good. No woman has
exercised a better iniiuence in her community.
ALBERT H. FROEMMING Milwaukee, Wis.
Albert H. Froennning was ushered into the world May 13, 1887, and is
one of the big sun-crowned men of the class. Jovial, yet deep in reasoning,
versatile yet efficient, Froennning does artistically all he touches. R-eared on
a farm, since his boyhood days he has been a. devout and enthusiastic nature
lover. In the placid vales of Hiawatha's land he learned the secrets of the
hill and vale as taught by old Nokoinis. Of a quiet evening he may often be
seen perusing the volumes of Darwin, Huxley and Tyndall, seeking the con-
necting link between anthropoid ape and nian.
Humble as he is great, kind as he is cultured, Wise as he is gifted. These
are the descriptives that best delineate Froeniming. 'tDutch," as he is called
by the Wisconsiiiites, is treasurer of the class. He intends to specialize in
Sciences, and that he will be a big man in his profession goes Without saying.
ADELAIDE GASAVVAY Seymour, Ind.
Adelaide Gasaway was born Dec. 10th, 1889, in Seyinour, Ind., in the
saine house in which she still lives. She was very anxious to begin her school
career and at the age of flve she was given a slate so that she need not feel
so far inferior to a cousin a year older than herself. WVhen at last she did
get to start to school she was inost happy. She was never angelic in school
and she well reinenibers more than one little punislnnent she justly received.
She had a very happy childhood, playing all sorts of games, but much prefer-
ring boys' games. She was graduated from Seyniour High School in 1907 and
attended Oxford College for Woineii the following school year. In the spring
of 1908 she decided to become a teacher, and with a vacation of three days,
she came to Valparaiso to do the required work. She began teaching in Sey-
niour, Ind., in the sanie year, and has been teaching there for four years, at-
tending Valparaiso during each summer.
again next year.
JOSEPHINE HALL Koleen, Indiana
Josephine Hall was born near the little village of Koleen, in Greene Coun-
ty, Indiana. After completing the grade work in the rural school near her
hoine, she spent one year at the Owensburg High School. She then took up
the noble profession of teaching, and being unusually successful as a 'tchild
leader,'l decided to prepare herself more thoroughly for her life work. She
attended the Indiana State Normal School for a time, and in 1910 caine to Vale
paraiso to complete the Educational Course. There is no doubt that Miss Hall
has Hfound herself" in her profession, and next year she will be numbered
ainong the successful teachers of Indiana.
She expects to teach in Seymour
555:ig:'bfjgg35j15Q53::,':g3jg3g , IJENA LOUISE HANSON Marinette. Wis.
Miss 'Dena Louise Hanson hreathed her first breath of life at Carbondale,
Mich.. Oct. 27. 1884. 'When she was four years of age the Hanson parents,
7 with little Dena. moved to Marrinette. VVisconsin. Here in the noble Badger
State she practically made her first conceptions of life by attending the graded
school. ln 15109 she was graduated from the Marrinette High School. Imme-
"" f 5-Q'-3'-jfff.ii. diately after her graduation she taught at Stephenson. Michigan. the following
gg.-5,..,.3f:'3.:.j:j.' year at Doggett, Michigan, and the two tollowing years again at Stephenson.
Dena also had a year of experience as clerk, but being more apt- as a teacher
she again resumed this work. and taught at Stephenson two more years. She
011i7t?l'ULl Valparaiso University June, 1910. and remained two terms, after
p- . -1 which she taught at Wl1eat.fiel4l. Ind. until the end of the school year. She
returned to Valparaiso for the summer term of 1911, a11d again taught at
U VVheatfield the following year. Last April she again returned to Valparaiso
to iinish her course. Dena is a student as well as a teacher, and her work i11
the recitation rooms is inost brilliant.
HAROLD BRADY JOHNSON VVeikert, Pa.
f Y Harold Brady Johnson was born at VVeikert, Union County, Pennsylvania.
He was graduated from Laurelton High School, Pennsylvania. Specialized in
Literature and History. having been a student in Union Seminary and in
Bucknell University before completing the Scientific and Professional courses
here. He has had four years' experience as a teacher. and was Principal at
Cowan for two years. The Professional Class has honored Mr. Johnson by
electing liiniifflass Historian, Next yearwill find him at Fulton, Indiana,
where he will be Superintendent of the Fulton Public School, He has the
appearance ot at jurist and will make rapid progress in the professional world.
LLIVE O LUK AS W6tl1l11k3-7 Oklahoina 1 '
C O WY as born 111 QHIl0l Qounty, Mo., Oct. 15, 1889. In tl1e year 1901,
he 11101 ed to Wet11111lia Olxldl10ll'l1 which at present is l1is l1o111e. After having
completed the SOpllO111016 seal 111 the High School, he entered tl1e Valparaiso
lilI11Y L1Slly 111 the Sunnnei 161111 ot 1908, remaining 11i11e consecutive ternis, com-
pleting 111 August 1910 tl1e Scientific Course with additional credits i11 the
COIl11I161C11l Depaitinent ln thc school year 1910-11, l1e was the successful
P111lC11J 11 ot the WCtl11l1lI1 High School, re-enteriiig the Valparaiso University
in the Sllllllllel LCIIH ot 1911 16ll1Fl111111g five terms, COl11pl6t111g' the Educational
Co111se C1 g B D 11111101 11o1k 111 Elocution, together with Stenographic
0011186 M1 Luc1s intends to continue his study i11 the University for at
least txxo 111016 ycais taknig up the Classic H1141 Elocution work, after which
he intends to teach two yens then it is his purpose to take 11p his life pro-
fession 101 xx l11cl1 he has been D1GDHI'111g himself, tl1e st11dy of Law, at the
Valpaiaiso Ll1l1YL1Sl1fX 101 t11o mais, then a third year i11 Yale University.
LULU LEMMA LOVE Cotfeyville, Kansas
Lulu L. Love began her happy life i11 the "Buckeye State," Oct. 2, 1887.
Later she 'caine with her parents to Hebron, Indiana, where she spent her jolly
school days. In 1907 she was graduated from the Hebron High School and
then taught in her hon1e co1n1n11nity until 1911, when she entered. Valparaiso
University. Her work while here has been chieHy that of the Educational
Course. Miss Love has bee11 an active n1e1nber of the University Y, W. C. A.,
having bee11 chosen as president early i11 the year. She was Class Secretary
for the su1nn1e1' term. Next year she expects to teach at Cotfeyville, Kansas,
near t.l1e new l101116 of her parents.
SELMA MATTSON Great Falls, Mont.
Selma Mattson was born in Finland. Eu1'ope, December 2-1, 1889. In 1900
she and her sister joined their parents in Cascade County, Montana, where
their parents had made a home for them. She attended the public school in
Sand Coulee, Montana. and learned the English language. But desiring a bet-
ter education, she entered the Valparaiso University May 18, 1909, and was
graduated from the Primary Course in 1911. In the near future, she expects
to attend the State Agricultural College of Montana and study Domestic Sei-
ence. Primary, Educational. Domestic Science, together with the admirable
good sense which Miss Mattson is well known to possess, will make her as
desirable a young lady as any young man could wish-"Just like the girl that
married Dear Old Dad." We are certain that she will be successful in her
HARRlE'l l SULLH AX MAlHEN Y New Albany, Ind.
Harriet Sullivan Matheny was born and reared in New Albany, Ind. Eight
years ago she came to Valpo and specialized in Latin. She has completed all
of the studies of the Classic course and has employed her time to some extent
as tutor. She is very religiously inclined and is an active member of the Y.
W. C. A. In this she has been a member ever since its organization here. She
takes great delight in singing hymns, some of them of her own composition.
E. T. Fuller, a Baptist Hymnal writer of Burlington, Vermont, has purchased
a number of her songs. ln East Hall where she has a cosy little room there
often gathers a group of sweet-faced girls to listen to Miss Matheny give in-
struction in the Bible, talk upon current topics, especially those pertaining to
China or Japan, or to relate some good moral story or to give some good advice.
For six years continuously she has taught a Loyal Legion Training Class in
J. O. MITCHELL Des Moines, Iowa
Mr. Mitchell, better known as ':Mitch," was born in Wooiisoelret, South
Dakota. He has had extensive experience in the commercial world. having
been employed as traveling salesman for the Capital City Rug Company. In
his work here, he is laying that broad foundation which lies at the bottom of
any well rounded career. He contemplates attending Leland Stanford to
take out a Ph. D. degree. Mitchell is frank and sincere, and has a pleasing
personality. His many friends predict for him a brilliant future.
FRLD W, MONA Fremont, Iowa
Mr. Mona quietly made his advent into an Iowa home on Nov. 7th-he
thinks in the early nineties. Educated in his home town, he began earning his
laurels early bybgraduating from his home High School at the head of his class.
He began teaching at the early age of 17 and came to Valpo in 1911. He spent
nearly two years among us and returned to his home early in the summer to
secure a lady assistant who will share his duties as Principal of Lagrande High
School this fall.
VVILLIAM PAUL MOSS Hayesville, N. C.
VV111. Paul Moss is generally known among his friends as the mountaineer-
orator. He was bor11 on an old-time Southern plantation in a rural district
near Hayesville, N. C.. March 27. 1888. Mr. Moss has pursued the Law, the
Senior and the Post-Graduate Oratory, and the Pg. B. Courses in Valparaiso
University, all of which he has finished with credit. Since Mr. Moss came to
Valparaiso University he has been president of the Southern Society, the Lit-
erary Society of the Oratorieal Department, the representative of the Senior
Law Class at the Annual Banquet, and he was elected to make a memorial
oration on our late lamented Mr. Bogarte, who was the founder of the Orator-
ical Department, and for many years Dean of the Engineering Department of
MABEL BRULE PADG1nll Tennyson, lnd,
Mabel Bruce Padgett was born June 2, 1890, at Tennyson, Indiana. She
received her early education in her home town. In 1907, she began her career
as a. successful teacher. Deciding that she needed more thorough preparation,
she spent the suminers of 1908 and 1909 at Valparaiso, and attended a special
summer term for teachers at the State University, at liloomington, Indiana. in
the summer of 1910. Miss Padgett continued teaching between these sum-
mer terms. She again entered Valparaiso in the tall of 1911 with a view to
finishing her course. Her work as a student has won the approval of her
instructois. After graduating with the class of 1912, Miss Padgett goes to
Booneville, the county seat of 'Warrick county, Indiana, where she has a re-
sponsible grade position. She will exert a. wholesoine influence over her
pupils as well as succeed in her profession.
EDITH M. PFEIFFER Byron Center, Michigan
Miss Edith M. Pfeiffer was born in Byron Center, Mich. Wlieii she was
four years old her parents moved to Mancelona, Mich. It was here that her
education began and continued for the next few years at Elmira, South Board-
man, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. At the age of sixteen Miss Pfeiffer
accepted a position to teach school, and for three years taught successfully.
The last year she was teacher of literature in the Central School of Ionia.
Shortly after this she was offered a position as stenographer at Grand Rapids
with one of the largest commission houses in the world. Tiring of the business
world she left the city and went to the country home of her parents, She was
elected State Superintendent of the Young Peoples Suffrage Association of
Michigan, which office she still holds. She has also held many prominent of-
fices in the W. O. T. U. and other temperance organizations.
In 1910 she came to Valpo where for the past two years she has been a
student of the Educational Department.
OMER E. POLK ' Austin, Indiana
Omer E. Polk was born about Feb. 28, 1889, on a farm in Scott Co., Ind.
Austin is his P. O., farming, his calling-thus far. Having attended the public
schools at home, and two years at Scottsburg High School, he landed in Valpo
in 1906. Witli attendance somewhat like the chills-intermittent-Mr. Polk
graduates this year with the Pedagogues. With a. little teaching and less
money. Indiana University will probably be his next stopping place, educa-
THURMAN B. RICE
Debutant in society of Hanfield. Ind.. during season of 1888 A. D. ,
Very popular at the time.
Fed well, grew rapidly for some summers.
Chiefly noted for snub nose, freckles and red hair.
Bloomed forth 1906 as graduate of Wagfiie High School.
Very important at that time.
Lead various hopefuls i11 the way o wise om X
B. Marion Normal College 1909.
Principal Mt. Etna High School 1909.-Bremen H. S. 1910.
"For better or for worse" 1910. Y
Supt. of Wheeler' Schools 1910-1912.
B. Pg. Valparaiso University 1912.
JAMES CALHOUN RICE Charleston, Miss.
Little James was born and cracked his first smile at Cascilla. Mississippi,
sometime during the 2-1 hours of August 41th. 1890. Presently his home
is in Charleston, Mississippi. where his father is established as a
noted planter. During 1905-1906 and 1907-1908 Rice was a student in Missis-
sippi College. also attended summer school for two summers in Tulone Sum-
mer School. At Mississippi College he distinguished himself as president of
the Sophomore class and historian on the Annual staff. He held the position
as principal of the Quolle School and Castor School in the state of Louisiana.
ln the fall of 1911 Rice made his way to Valparaiso University to take up a
special course in Education work. Among his fellow students and class of
this school he made himselt so prominent as an orator that the class did not
as principal of the Qwolle School and Castor School in the state of Louisiana.
hesitate to elect him as their class orator. They elected him president of their
society. Next fall Mr. Rice will teach in the state of Mississippi.
La Fontaine. Ind.
f ' 1 fia cross-roads school house
Still living at the time this was written.
CARL H. RITTENHOUSE W3l'1'811, Ind.
Carl H. Rittenhouse was born June 3, 1888, at Huntington, Indiana. He
was a farmer by birth. WOI'li6Cl on a farm until he was eighteen years of age.
Then having finished his high school course at Lancaster, he came
to Valparaiso for his first college training. He taught three years in the coin-
mon schools of Huntington County, Indiana. He then canie to Valparaiso for
work in the Scientific Course. This he finished and was graduated in 1911.
Last year he taught in the Vlfawaka High School. Feeling that he could not
yet leave Valparaiso, he is again at work, and will finish the Educational
Course this year. He Will teach again for a while, after which he will enter
some university. probably Indiana or Purdue.
EDNA S. RITENOUR Dilbeck, Virginia
On January 29th-she says at least sixteen years ago-Edna brightened a
Virginia home. She spent four years at Eastern College, graduating with
an A. B. degree. She came to Valpo in 1909 and that year finished as a Classic.
This year she graduates as a Pg. B. Wliat next? She speaks of teaching, but
if another trip to Ohio is enjoyed. we fear more than a "ring story" will
SERAPHINE C. RITENOUR
Seraphine is sure she was born March 3, and that she is older than her
l 0 l lated u ith the same degree.
sister. She attended the same college ant was grae 1' ' . , D
After teaching two years she entered Valpo and was graduated from the Edu-
cational with us. Her specialty is Art, and if she can only keep her heart HJ
involved in this. others will be benefitted by her ability.
CHARLES SCHURR Bremen, Ind.
Chas Schurr first saw light gleam among the beautiful valleys of the
Mishawalia Hills, Mishawiaka, Indiana, March 10, 1887. His mother says the
iirst thing he did was to cry, but you would hardly believe it now. At the
ave of four he moved with his parents near Bremen, Ind., where he has been
at home more or less since. He was a member of the 1907 graduating class ot
the Bremen High School. He made his lucky appearance in Valpo in 1908.
Since then most of his time has been spent at school work either teaclnng or
attending school. He expects to pursue along educational lines and hopes to
rank among the A. Bfs in the future.
GEORGE A. SPARKS Valparaiso, lnd.
Hope, they say, deserts us at no period of our existence. From first to
last and in the tace of smarting disillusions, we continue to expect good for-
tune, better health and better conductg and that so confidently, that we judge
it needless to deserve them. lt is improbable that George A. Sparks will ever
write like Shakespeare. conduct an army like Hannibal. or distinguish him-
selt like Marcus Aurelius in the paths of virtueg and yet he has his by-days,
hope prompting. when he is very ready to believe that he shall combine all
these various excellences in his own person, and go marching down to posterity
with divine honours. Step by step, from the lowa farm and the district
school, through the high school, nornial school, and four years of university
work, he has made his way. Only Time and the unknown Future can reveal
what is in store for him.
N IRGINIA PAAFFE Antlers, Okla.
The writer of this sketch is to deal strictly with t'Taffy." lt can be said,
however, without any tatfy that the subject of this sketch is one of the niost
modest, ambitious and studious of our excellent co-ed population.
Mis Virginia Taafr"e's home is in Texarkana, Texas. She has a heart of
human synipathy and hope that in extent is strikingly analogous to the broad
plains of the Lone Star state. Miss Taaffe, Taffy or Tat, as she is otherwise
affectionately known, received most of her early training through private
tutoring. She has been in this University for eight terms and finishes with a
Pg. B. degree. She was chosen to act as prophetess for her class.
Many questions were asked by the representative of the Annual concern-
ing the future. This niuch was finally extracted: She will probably com-
plete the B. S. course in this University, and will then pursue higher work in
Columbia or Chicago University. Then? Echo answers, HTHENV'
ALICE ELNORA TONER Edon. Ohio
Alice Elnora Toner began life in tl1e garden of Edon. VVillia1ns County,
Ohio, December 22. 1886. She has eaten all of the fruit of the "Garden," but
came to Valparaiso to eat of the fruit ot the tree of knowledge, Previous to
coming to Valparaiso she attended the Tri-State College at Angola. Ind. Here
she became fired with ambition to instruct young America. and thus became
a pedagogue. This calling she followed for some time, holding the position of
principal of the Central School of Bryan. Ohio, for four years. Miss Toner
came to this University in September. 1910, since which time she has been a
diligent student. doing work principally in the Educational Course from which
she graduates this year. Having completed her course she will return to the
place of her nativity and engage in instructing the youthful Adams and Eves,
EL PON DALE WELLS Berrien Springs, Michigan f
Elton Dale Wells was born in Berrien Springs. Michigan. He obtained
his early education here, and was graduated with honors from the High School.
After teaching a year he enrolled in Albian College, Albian, Mich. Here he
soon became a member of the Forum Literary Society. He took an active part
in its work and also became a participator in local debates. The next year.
1911, Mr. Wells did not go back to Albian, but entered Valparaiso University.
His previous character and training made it easy for him to follow with the
habits of industry and enthusiasm which mark this institution. During his
student life here he has taught American History a part of the time. Social
conditions a11d political questions have an especial interest for him. and his
aims, both in his life as a student and in his service as a teacher are to be
practical and scientific. Mr. Wells has accepted a position for next year in
the school of Oelwein, Iowa. ln the future he will go on with his school work
in some University of the Middle West or East.
LLO YD H. ZIEGLER
In the years to come Hoosierdom will doubtless be aware of the honor
done to her when Lloyd H. Ziegler began life within her borders at Bippus.
"Zig,' bothered the teachers of that place the usual number of years and com-
pleted his educational foundation by graduating from the High School. He
spent the next two years in teaching Hyoung ideas how to shoot" in the
schools of his own county, after which he entered Valparaiso University in
1909. During his time- here he has taken a course in Higher Mathematics,
which probably accounts for his ability to work all the "stickers" in Astron-
omy. Besides this he has done his best to preserve the base ball pennant for
Scientific Class by disabling two fingers for the cause. Next year he will
hold the position of Supt. of Schools in l1is home town. He intends complete
ing a course at Indiana University, entering next summer.
CAROLYN VVHITLOCK Valparaiso, Ind.
Carolyn Wliitlock, a Porter County product. was reared in the shadow of
the Vale of Paradise. ln this environment she has been quite responsive.
After having attended the public schools she was graduated from 'Valparaiso
High. She later entered the University and in 1910 was graduated from
both the Scientific and Classic Classes. After having spent a year at Chicago
University, where she specialized in English, Latin, and Mathematics, Miss
Wliitlocli returned to Old Valpo to join the ranks of the 1912 Educationals.
Fellow Classmates and Fellow Students:
BEGIN, let me warn you not to expect anything
new or. startling. It I suggest, or remind you of
,fgey something which may turinsh tood tor later
thought, my desire will be fulfilled.
There are few things which you know better
than the fact that you have been in school during the past two
or three years. Your very presence evidently means some-
thing. Wliy are you here? W'hat does it mean?
From the nature ot things, the reasons must be closely
related to some phase of life. For, in these days of intensive
living, anything very tar removed from everyday lite finds
little room in our thought.
I wish to present to your minds again what I consider the
three commonest reasons for college attendance: first, the
love of culture for culture's sakeg second, the desire for better
cognition, third, that fundamental thing in luunan nature
which we call the instinct to progress.
Passing by the tlrst two, I wish you to see again that the
college man adds to the total wealth and happiness ot society.
I think it is a true assertion that most, a large majority, of
inventions and discoveries which have revolutionized thought
and action were made by men who had a liberal, or at least
a secondary. education. These men, knowing the current
thought, and being abreast the advancement in their respect-
on the work
ive iields ot endeavor. knew when and where to
Thus advancement was made.-each one building
ot his predecessor. The extent to which this is true may be
seen when we pause for a moment, and consider that in no line
of work is there an absolute dearth of educated people. So,
gradually, and in late years quite rapidly, has t.he feeling
grown that the college man has a distinct advantage in the
struggle ot life.
It is a well known truth that in nature no conscious thing
is at a. standstill. There is either a progression or a retro-
gression. In school as elsewhere, a selective progress is in opera-
tion, and if a student is not a progressive he is discarded. Thus
no student can remain in school a number of terms in succes-
sion and not develop. A slow growth towards complete self-
realization will occur. Consciously or unconsciously. he will
begin to apprehend the nature ot a Universal Being, and recog-
nize that he will truly Iind himself only in the service of others.
Then, as teachers and learners, let us cheerfully pass out
into the great school of lite, in which "living is learning, and
the Great Spirit himself the teacher."
HISTORY OF THE EDUCATIONAL CLASS
Harold Brady J olmson
'Ei-:Q GIVE a full history ot the Class ot Nineteen
'. Twelve would require a volume, while the genius of
i 't b r w ill l ni' nd 2. fittin' in nument.
IM matt, is mem e s otrc te a 1 g o D
. JA N-,Lai However, a few clippings from the Muse ot History
-1 must suffice.
The Class was organized during the winter term. Since
then many meetings have been held, and much enthusiasm has
always been displayed. A large and strong class was antici-
pated. At the first election of officers, Mr. Elton Wells was
chosen president and Miss Margaret Anderson secretary. For
the next term Mr. Heber Cummings was president and the sec-
retary was Miss Bertha R. Adams. During this term Mr. J.
C. Rice was selected for Class Orator. At the same time Mr.
Wells began his duties as business manager of' the Class Au-
nual, for the Educational Class. Early in this term Mr.. Omer
E. Polk was elected president for the summer term, with Miss
Lulu Love as the secretary.
The Class Day officers are as follows: President, Mr.
Omer E. Polkg Orator, Mr. J. C. Rice, Poet, Miss Alma Chind-
lundg Prophet, Miss Virginia Taaffeg Historian, Mr. Harold
The Class has gradually assumed greater unity and
strength as the year advanced. Under the able management
of the ofdcers the aifairs of this class began to hum from the
start, and are still humming as this goes to prcss. The
Educational Class has no ball team and no yells. Rather, it is
known by its unassuming though dignified members. lt is,
without dispute, the most intelligent body of prospective high
school superintendents, principals and teachers, that ever went
forth from Valparaiso University. Many brilliant recitations
have been made during the year, and some new theories or
doctrines have been propounded that the professors never
dreamed of knowing, and which are far in advance ot the civil-
ization of the time. Such a collection of scholarly men and
women has never been equalled since the time of Pestalozzi,
Froebel ,and Herbart. Most of the advancement of civilization
for the next century can be attributed to this class.
The real history of the class was not all made at the class
meetings, but much of it was made while the members were
alone at their desks. Through many hours of discouragement
and dejection we have labored steadily onward, and, as time
passed by. the real importance of our labors began to be more
apparent. Each victory achieved over a difficult task gave us
renewed courage to overcome each succeeding task.
School associations play an important part in the forma-
tion of character. Few are fitted by nature and culture to
mould the minds and hearts of others. Scores of our greatest
men attribute their success in life not to natural gifts nor
environment, nor books, nor methods, but to the towering inHu-
ence and personality of some instructor of their school days.
The inspiration of a high purpose and the beauty of a sincere
life has been Within the reach of us throughout our stay at
Valparaiso. This refers to our worthy Dean, Prof. George
W. Neet. His noble thoughts and influence have given a
meaning to our lives that will always cling to us. There are
but few men who could lift us to so high a plane of thought
and action as this one who has instructed thousands of young
teachers in the ways of correct teaching. As he ha.s impressed
'd d b him so will they in turn inlin-
those who have been gui e y ,
ence those who come under their instruction. Thus his influ-
ence is quietly felt in every state of the Union.
Most of the members of our class will likely engage in
the noblest of professions, that of teaching. In the discharge
' ld R le
of their duties may they always remember the Go en u
and the Great Teacher.
Interior of Library
Alma Helen Chindlund
-1-5557 N LOOKING through the Book of Life,
' And scanning chapters of past ages,
l l We find them rent with War and strife
While sin and ignorance mar their pag
But when Progress opes the portals
And grants a View of our own time,
We see the minds of modern mortals
In eager search for truths sublime.
Hence the paths of knowledge broaden
And Ignorance from her stronghold turns,
As each earnest knowledge gleaner
To Minerva incense burns.
For living is itself a learning,
And life itself is but a school,
The World Father is the teacher,
The lesson is the Golden Rule.
It is said the Web of life
Of a mingled yarn is wound,
May both warp and Woof in us
Of a true blue dye be found.
We revere the noble teachers
Who essayed to guide the race
From the state of savage creatures
To its present powerful place.
No less honor do we to those
Who have taught us in our youth,
And revealed 'to us the freedom
Which alone is'-born of truth.
The precious lessons they have taught us
We shall ne'er hope to repay,
Save by giving them to others,
To children of a future day.
Let us then in tripping measures
Leave our Alma Mater's halls,
Eagerly to share the treasures
We have gained within its Walls.
And at last when comes our summons
To depart this mortal sphere,
May we leave it gladly knowing
We have done our duty here!
THE JEFFERSONIAN IDEA
Jas. C. Rice
,151 OVERNMENT is the result of a series of experi-
! ments. Sometimes an experiment in government
f'f'il proves a success, and the principle thus established
is therefore incorporated in law. Again, just as in
any other science, an experiment in government
very often brings about very disastrous results. The cause pro-
ducing this result is then sought for so that future generations
may be spared a repetition of the experiment.
lt is my purpose to inquire into the nature of that system
of government proposed by the matchless Virginian States-
man, Thomas Jefferson. I shall not attempt to review with
you the histories of s11cl1 excellent republican forms of govern-
ment as that instituted by the Republics of Greece and Rome,
interesting as they are, but shall content myself with the study
of conditions in these United States of America, or better the
federated state of America.
Wlieii the convention, that was to frame a new system of
government for this country first met in Philadelphia,l it was
known even then that the principles later so enthusiastically
advocated by Jefferson were also dear to the great mass of
American people. This Jeffersonian idea of government in
fact, takes its very origin from a. sincere belief in the integrity
of the citizenship in general. It seems to assume that no
government can rise far above the intelligence of its citizens.
This question itself has occupied the time and attention of more
than one of the sages of the past. Plato very forcibly argued
that only the philosophers or the enlightened few, should be
permitted to participate in the affairs of government. Even
in our own country we had men to argue, 'tThat England, in
spite of all her corruption with her monarchial system, was
the best example of efficient government in the whole world."
Hence, we see that the question is not at all a one-sided
matter. We instituted a supreme court in this country' with
no thought whatever, of ever having it to arrogate unto itself
the right to pass upon the constitutionality of an act of con-
gress. Really. this very feature was brought up in thc cone
vention and was promptly voted down. Yet, in spite of' this
fact in less than a. quarter of a century after the formation of
this government, it was generally considered a. business of the
Supreme Court to act exactly contrary to the principles upon
which it was founded. The only question I wish to raise here
is whether or not the welfare of the great rank and file of
American people has been brought to a higher plane by thus
changing the original functions of this great body, whether
it is better to have some higher legislative body than Congress.
Our Supreme Court today makes and unmakes laws at its own
pleasure. From the day that the Dred Scott decision was ren-
dered down to the present time, Congress has been wondering
with the passage of each law, whether or not it will be able
to pass our Supreme Court, and yet preserve its nature as de-
signed by the legislative body.
This idea ot government further assumed t.hat a nation-
wide system ot public schools is indispensable where the
people are to share the responsibilities of government.. I say
a nation-wide system to distinguish from a. national system, for
it was then, and is still held by many to be a matter that each
state should see to when it comes to the education of the cit-
izen. No such change as we have noted in the Supreme Court
is to be found in this phase of our American life. It is true
that our National Government has assumed the responsibility
of educating the Indian, but more through a sense ot owing
the debt than with the object of making a capable, useful cit-
izen of him. In spite of the fact that a portion of this country
has within its borders millions of a race that are foreign to
Fair Columbia, We have no department in our government that
attempts to give them a chance to become an educated race.
I am not advocating for this race the same kind of education
that is given to other races of America. All that I want to
show is the fact that the evolution of certain phases of our
government has gone on while other parts have remained still.
Is it better to raise the Supreme Court far above the infiuence
of the great mass of people than to devise a system ot education
that will permit the people to grow with the institutions?
Woultl it be profitable to have a National Department of Ed-
uca.tion with a yearly appropriation say, of only one twentieth
of that used by the War Department in preparing to fight fu-
ture enemies? There are great problems of this nature that
seem entirely too comprehensive for any one state to deal with.
Certainly, no state should be held responsible for the education
of a race that it had no part in bringing to that state.
Again, this idea would have us bring the highest oiticials
elected by a state down on a common level with minor officials.
We would be expected to send men to the United States Senate
who had been approved by the majority of the citizens from
the state represented. Wlien one reflects on recent events, l1e is
almost astounded at the simplc suggestion. 'When he thinks
of the United States Senator who was elected more because of
his fund of rich anecdotes than because of his ability as El states-
man, when he recalls the election of a man whose only qualifi-
cations for the position consisted of a wordy vocabulary of ad-
jectives, and used in denunciation of an unfortunate, infe-
rior race in order to arouse the prejudice of the unthinking
mass. I say, when one reiiects upon the character of the men
sometimes elected by our party primary system, he is almost
ready to hold up his hands in holy horror at the thought of
putting such weighty matters any nearer the common herd.
Yet, the question isn't wholly one-sided here, we have the sad
spectacle of a United States Senator elected by his own state
legislature to the U. S. Senate without instructions from a
primary, openly charged on the floors of this great
deliberative body with l1aving used bribery to obtain his scat.
We have also witnessed the painful situation of having an
ex-President indicted before the public mind of cooperating
with wealthy individuals to derive undue advantage from
the government. Upon the eve of a presidential elec-
tion the rumors fly thick and fast that our President,
notwithstanding our Civil Service rules. has martialed the
government employes to a man that he may still retain pow-
er. We hear it proclaimed in both the great parties of this
country that great capitalists are trying to dictate the nomina-
tion of a presidential candidate, to the end that undue protec-
tion may be afforded their business.
My friends, such are the conditions at the present time. It
should afford no patriotic American any pleasure simply to go
into such dreadful facts if there is not some lesson to be learn-
ed. Are we making a mistake? Have our officials become
intoxicated on authority usurped from the constitution, or is
it only a dark, threatening cloud just before the dawn of a
beautiful day that obscures our vision? Out of this discord
and strife, many new parties have sprung, proposing that a
more popular government should be inauguratedg one of these
has gone so far as to promise in its national platform a system
of government wherein trusts and combines cannot exist.
Since the fore part of this discussion was written the mighty
influence of public opinion has been forced upon the most
dignified assembly of our national legislative body in a more
forcible manner, perhaps, than ever witnessed by that body in
previous years, resulting in the expulsion of one of thc most
powerful politicians in America today from the United States
Senateg this too, in spite of the fact that he was ardently sup-
ported by the wealthiest men of our country. Just a fortnight
or so ago, Senator Bailey said: L'This republic is near a crisis
which is greater than the wisest men think. I do not forget that
the French Revolution came while the governors were at the
theater, and that they arose from their banquet tables to come
face to face with violence and bloodshed in the streets of
Paris. I do not say that the U. S. is facing such a state of
affairs, but I do maintain that if within the next thirty years
the country should continue to change as it has in the last, We
will find ourselves face to face with such a condition at the
end of that time." I am glad I do not share in the pessimism
of Mr. Bailey, for I believe any government is safe when pub-
lic sentiment can be so aroused as to stir to action the most
dignified of our public officials, when we can still appreciate
the democratic sentiments as expressed by the most democratic
of poets, Burns:
'LFrom scenes like these old Scotia 's grandeur springs.
That makes her loved at home, rever'd abroad:
Princes and lords are but the breath of kings
"An honest man 's the noblest work of Godf'
And certes, in fair virtues heavenly road,
The cottage leaves the palace far behind,
Wliat is a lordling's pomp? a cumbrous load,
Disguising oft the wretch of human kind,
Studied in arts of hell, in wickedness 1'9i116Cll-Q
Then, my friends. "if you doubt not through the ages one
increasing purpose runs, and the thoughts of men are broaden-
ing with the process of the suns," and if you believe there is
a.n evolution in the life of a nation just as in that of an individ-
ual, then you must agree that out of this period of transition-
out of this seeming stage of chaos and disorder. will finally
evolve a higher plane of national life, with absolute- freedom
of the individual as the ultimate end.
FATE'S STEAM ROLLER
,im-veg. SAT me down one day in July
I W The fate of my classmates to prophecy.
QA A be-gl I first courted my muse, she declined her aid,
wjlt jf So an attempt without her assistance was made.
How I succeeded you may soon judge
But I'll premise a hint,-It's all sheer fudge.
Methinks most prophets affect too much sense
And often paint future 's prophecy wearily dense.
The first of these sins have no fear I'll commit
For I am just a plain woman sans wit,
Rieluctantly reading your scrolls of fate,
Attempting in meter my finds to relate.
I've no serious thot, save a desire to amuse,
So don 't take things to heart when these lines you peruse.
And if when you read this, you deem me perverse,
Take this little pill, t'It might have been worse."
Now Ifll turn fortunes wheel and read as .I can
Something of fate's store for each woman and man.
The irst great name that revolved on my wheel,
Was that of a classmate whose fame shall be real.
A Cumming-star chemist whose renown shall ne'er dim,
For the solvent of all things shall be found by him.
The next stride in Science, I learn, shall be made
By L. V. MacDonald, H. B. C.'s first aidg
For when the solvent of the universe is found,
L. V. shall discover vvherein't shall be bound.
On the wheel I next see the name, Esther Krost,
And first read that she at sea shall be lost.
But pause a moment, there 's cause for great glee,
That threatening gulf's but a nuptial sea.
Then here comes the bouncing "Bernice M. Farmerl'
Whose grown so obese, it's begun to alarm her. 1
She shall perfect a mould to grow mortals in
To develop them gracefully, stately, and thin.
Josie Hall next stopped the slow moving wheel,
She shall teach the world sincerely to feel,
Be it fire or fever, or frivolous show,
It is best always to "make haste slow."
To my pleasant surprise there was Mary Cobb.
Electrician on Mars! Yes, and holding her job
Because she converted tin gods of all lands
To admit the justice of Hequal rights" demands.
Here my wheel acted strangely and ere I winked twice
Had belched forth together two forms of Rice.
James C. who fromlthe far Southland hails
And's proud of himself as a cat with two tails,
Because of his adeptness in saying 'tYo a lial1,"
Shall be chosen to lead T. Rfs calliope choir:
T. B. whose initials might stand for true blue,
Teddy Bear or tin bucket, or tainted brew
Is the other Rice, to be man of the hour
Wlien he shall lower the price of cereal flower.
We've now had enough of these favored sons.
Representing the cereal thatls shot from guns
One of the Graces next met 1ny eyes,
Like the famous Portia a justice wise,
A classmate whom all shall, be proud to own,
Our efficient coworker, Grace K. Doane.
The wheel now turned at a. marvelous rate
And a. shower of Sparks revealed Geo.'s fate.
Not an artist in oils as many surmise,
But a skillful maker of cakes and pies.
Next I saw on the scroll of fame
Where there glistened bright a well known name,
For "Y, W." work, written high above,
Our much revered sister, Lulu L. Love.
Another bright name appeared on that scroll.
A Fairy Queen shall attain a high goal.
For her odes to Spencer Miss Chiudlund 's selected,
A national poet as we'd all expected.
When next the wheel on its axis spun
I saw the model of a wonderful gun
Witli which Uncle Sam his battles could win, '
The make of Butler, Bisbee and Bolotin.
The Anderson sisters I am glad to relate
Shall be pursued by no unkind fate.
I see them teaching the youths at school
To drink right deep of Lcarning's rich pool.
Miss Adams shall charm all her sex with her art
In advising young maids 'gen affairs of the heart.
Lloyd Ziegler shall the second Diogenese be,
Scanning closely each man or maid he may see
To find if he can one soul of truth,
But shall die without gaining the hope of his youth,
The wheel now refused to turn, by Jove.
So I into dreamland did idly rove.
When it moved again I saw f'Gassoway"
The Nightingale of a future day,
Misses Padgett, Mathena and Peterson
Who shall fight for suffrage till victoryls won,
Miss Mattson, Miss Freely and Lewis Lombard
Who in foreign lands shall labor hard
To teach young heathens American tricks
Of 2-plussing 3 and making it six,
Miss Edith Pfeiffer who in her home town
Shall be an M. D. of wide renown,
Blackburn, Smith, De Wane and I-Iolden
From their cigarette forest shall gain lucre golden-
While Lucas, and Froemming and Omer E. Polk
Shall rid our dear land of the practical joke,
The Rittenour trio shall settle on Mars
And run airship excursions to the various stars,
Our classmates Park, Hansen and Moss
Shall each strive to win as political boss,
J. O. Mitchell the genial friend of each one
Shall continue the fishing in school days begung
What think you tl Our classmate Elton D. Wells
Shall be a real dandy with Washington belles,
In opera, greatness shall seek Alice Toner
And all her classinetes will be glad to own her.
Messrs. Mona and John and Kilcoyne and Shurr
Shall be "budge" doctors of Stoic fur.
Miss Fisher, a chemist of ability rare
Shall discover a preventive of age and care.
And last came Miss Whitlock, our dear Carolyn
Spending her life in an effort to "shine"
Now the Wheel stopped for good, its half after 'leven
I'1n thru I exclaimed. i'Tha.nk goodness and heaven.
Now I've jingled a lot, and nothing I've said,
But you ean't get out what's not in your head.
And if when you hear this you go down in de Hmout,
Just reniernber old Jonah, he caine out pretty stout.
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THE EDUCATIONAL OUTLOOK
liaccalaureate by Prof. G. VV. Neet.
DUCATION has been characterized as self-develop-
d eal'-V! ment for selfhood and social service. But such has
not always been the educational ideal. Various
educational ideals as to the nature and function ot
education have prevailed in the minds of leading
educators throughout the different stages of civic evolution.
These ideals have been the result of various causes found in
the civilization in which the educational endeavors of the times
had their setting. At one time the being to be educated was
in abject slavery to fossilized tradition, at another time and
in another place he was in subjection to a multitude of trivial
conventionalities which required a lifetime to learn and which
were utterly Without reason in social or individual vvellbeingg
at another time and place he was subordinated to the state,
the state as a social organization, counting for everything and
the individual human being for nothingg at another time and
place he was dominated by the religious sentiment that the
present life is of little importance, everything is preparation
for a life beyond of transcendent importanceg again, he was
controlled by the idea that he was born in sin of sinful parents
and thus his instincts and inclinations were sinful. Therefore,
a priori, what the individual Wanted to do and liked to do was
evil, and so he should per force be made to do what he disliked
to do and should be kept from doing what he enjoyed.
In all these stages of the evolution of the educational
ideal, the practice of education in endeavor and method cor-
responded to a greater or less extent with the ideal of that
Thus it appears that the educational ideal does not re-
main the same age after age, but growsg and one can easily
suspect that this growth is not chaotic. but is in harmony with
more or less well established laws. Having once discovered
what the fundamental law of educational evolution is, and hav-
ing traced the evolution of education according to this law up
to the present stage, one can predict with a greater or less de-
gree of certainty what the not very remote future of education
An analysis of the stages of educational evolution up to
the present reveals its fundamental law as the increase in
liberty of the individual to be educated under the law in both
extent and content. It is true, of course, that the way of ed-
ucational evolution has often been zigzag. Sometimes move-
ments have been retrograde ones, but in each 'stage signs of
more freedom for more persons are to be discovered. This
law analyzed reveals the following elements: 1. The de-
velopment of the individual through self-activity. 2. The
being to be educated is social and is to remain social. 3. Lib-
erty is liberty only in harmony with law.
' There is no reason to believe that the nature of education-
al evolution in the future will differ radically from-what it
has been in the past. On the other hand there are many
reasons for believing that in general character it will remain
Wliat then is to be expected of the future of education
which is near enough at hand to affect us l? And along what
lines will changes in the proximate future occur, that is, what
is the present educational outlook?
Unless the signs of the times are deceptive in their educa-
tional intimations changes that are now occuring along the
following lines will continue to occur:
1. The attitude of the educational ideal toward the
2. The attitude of the educational ideal toward the in-
dividuality of the learner, ,
3. The attitude of the educational ideal toward morality.
4. The attitude of the educational ideal toward special-
5. The attitude of the educational ideal toward the teach-
That the attitude of the educational ideal toward the
school course has changed and is now changing is a matter of
common observation unknown to those only who are not awake
to educational progress. The liberal curriculum of the mid-
dle ages consisted of language, mathematics and music. The
modern liberal curriculum consists of natural science, math-
ematics, language a11d history, in the main. 'fThese two cur-
ricula differ from each other as modern and mediaeval life.
The one is formal fitting for verbal disputationsg the other is
real fitting for social service. To the mediaeval life the mod-
ern ' world has added progress in science, indicating that
man is now a citizen of earth as well as of heaven. The mod-
ern life beginning with the Renaissance has also been con-
scious of the continuity of human development as revealed in
history. So the modern curriculum as effect and cause of mod-
ern life, has added to the mediaeval curriculum the subjects
of natural science and history."
'tContinually before our eyes is the spectacle of a chang-
ing curriculum. It means that society, as it grows, is ever
developing new needs, and the school is hastening to meet
them." 'tThe modification going on in the method and cur-
riculum of education is as much an effort to meet the needs
of the new society that is forming, as are changes in modes of
industry and commerce." There is, also, much unrest and
shifting of subjects in the curriculum of the elementary
schools. New subjects are occasionally added and old ones
are considered better suited to different stages of development
from the ones in which they are usually taught.
HOur increasing knowledge of the child 's mind, his
muscular and nervous system, and his special senses points
indubitably to the conclusion that reading and writing are sub-
jects which do not belong to the early years of school lite,
but to a later period, and that other subjects now studied
later are better adapted to this early stage ot development."
And so with drawing and arithmetic.
The verdict of genetic psychology is that nature study,
oral history, oral literature, and the free activity of the larger
movements of the body, as in mainial training should consti-
tute the school curriculum in the main for about the first tour
years of the childs school life, and that reading. writing. spell-
ing. drawing and arithmetic should come later.
In the high schools of our country the changes going on
in the curriculum are not less marked. They constantly tend
towards the more liberal. More courses are being offered
year after year. Latin is falling more into disfavor. German
is replacing it as a language study. English courses, scien-
tific courses, practical courses containing no Latin are made
elective. Mathematics as discipline is not so widely worship-
ped. Some skeptical thinkers are even daring to suggest. that
some students might enjoy good health, be handsome, make a
comfortable living, be efficient members of society. live happily
and go to heaven when they die without knowing any Latin
and Greek and without having studied mathematics above
arithmetic, algebra and elementary geometry.
In some high schools in the U. S., on good authority, as
many as fifty different courses are offered, each leading to
graduation and a diploma.
In the universities growing changes in the curriculum
are as evident as are those of the elementary and high schools.
The Mediaeval university gave courses in law, medicine and
theology. In the large universities of to-day a. man could not
in a lifetime pursue all the courses oiered. In 1850 there was
not a university in the U. S. from which a student. could obtain
a degree Without having studied Greek or Latin or both in the
university. In 1890 fewer than 40 per cent of the graduates
had been students of Greek and Latin in the university. And
now, 1912, a student may graduate from a splendid university
and obtain his A. B. or A. M. With not more than seventy-two
weeks of language other than his mother tongue. K
The fact to which all these changes in the school curric-
ulum point is the larger development of the individual
through self-activity, t.his same self-activity being called forth
by a more flexible and a. more rational stimulus.
Not less than the growing change in the school curriculum
is the change in the educational ideal toward the individual-
ity of the learner. Education in the U. S. costs approximately
fF600,000,000. annually or something near 5575.00 per capita of
t.he population. But with all this outlay and with the large
army of earnest men and women who are teaching, educational
endeavor in the U. S. is not very satisfactory in result as to
Fewer than forty per cent. of t.he population ever attain
to an elementary school education consisting of eight years
workg fewer than ten per cent. obtain a high school education
and fewer than one-half of one per cent. obtain a college ed-
t'Despite the fact that America stands for the education
of man a.s man, in practice our society falls distressingly short
of this lofty ideal. As Professor Dewey writes, thardly one
per cent. of the entire school population ever attains to what we
call a higher educationg only five per cent. to the grade 'of our
high schoolg while much more than half leave on or before the
completion of the fifth year of the elementary gradef Thus
liberal education to-day in the freest of lands and at the acme
of historic educational progress is still for the few and not for
the many, as it was in the old unchristian days of Aristotle."
There are many reasons for this failure of education to
reach such a large number of people. First, there is a rem-
nant yet of an old time sentiment that universal education is
not to be desired, manifested among the uneducated in the
common expression that education causes people to be "stuck
up," that is, makes them undemocraticg and manifested to
some extent among educated people in the argument that ed-
ucation makes people dissatisfied.
Secondly, there is a -rather large number of people con-
genitally defective, unfortunates who are not born with such
potential ability that they can ever attain to any considerable
degree ot education.
But by far the largest class of those who leave school are
driven from school by work not adapted to the stage of devel-
opment or the individuality of the particular learner. The
curse of our schools has been the insistency on uniformity of
product through uniformity of method.
A human being is a complex of capacities consisting of
physical, intellectual, aesthetic, social, moral and religious as-
pects. In the absence of potentiality in any one aspect, the
endeavor to develop the individual in that direction is doomed
to failure from the start. People may be weak physically,
aesthetically, or religiously because they can not be other-
wise. This is all well known to many people. But that the
intellect of many people possesses potentialities in some di-
rections and lacks potentialities in other directions is a fact
not usually recognized in educational endeavor. It is near
at hand in time, I think, that educational effort will recognize
the differences in the aspects of intellectual power of the in-
dividual learnerg that some who can never learn Latin or
Greek to any successful degree may be strong in science,
literature, sociology, ethics, psychology and history and that
some who can not learn higher mathematics to any successful
degree may be strong in Latin, Greek, literature, natural sci-
ence, psychology, economics, sociology and ethics. In short
the time seems near at hand when neither the Bridge, nor the
theorem of Pythagoras is to continue to be regarded as the
Pons Assinorum .of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when
the worth of the individual learner is no longer to be estimated
by his ability to learn dead languages nor abstract mathemat-
icsg when the fallacy of studying dead languages for formal
discipline or for an aid to the correct use of the mother tongue
will be known and acted upon by the many as it is now known
and acted upon by the few, when the fallacy of pure mathe-
matics as the discipline of pure reasoning in other lines than
ma.thematical, ceases to be the altar upon which bright intel-
lects in other lines of mental endeavor are sacritied in high
schools and colleges almost everywhere. There thus is in the
present educational tendency the potency and promise of an i11-
tellectual freedom with a new and fuller meaning than has ever
been accorded the idea.
The1'e are stages in civic evolution well known to the stu-
dent of civilization through which every civilization which lasts
long enough must pass. There -is first a stage known as the
military-religious in which civil society is governed by the
church and the army. There is a second stage known as the
liberal-legal stage in which society enjoys a large degree of
liberty under well established constitutional law. ln this stage
the wea.lth of a nation increases rapidly, individual initiative
and individual endeavor are encouraged in the establishment
of industrial enterprises. Out of the growth of wealth, com-
bination and the pressure of population many economics and
moral problems arise, and persistently press for solution.
Civilization then soon passes into the economic-ethical stage.
There are many unmistakable indications that the people
of our country are passing into the economic-ethical stage of
civic evolution. Thus the pressing problems for solution are
soon to be economic and ethical ones. I
Society demands and the school supplies. The industrial
schools springing up over the country are not an accident.
They are born of a persistent and timely demand for a solution
of our present economic problems. And the ethical problems.
while not so obtrusive just at present as the economic, will
soon persistently demand solution. Crime in the United
States, according to our best sociologists and criminologists is
on the increase, not mere misdemeanors, but felonies as well
as misdemeanors, contrary statements frequently heard, not-
Our schools will meet and solve to some degree these
ethical problems sooner or later. The outlook is that the
struggle will be on in the near future.
Formal moral instruction in the schools of the United
States at the present occupies a very insignificant place. There
is nearly none. Morality is taught only incidentally. In this
important respect the schools of Japan are superior to ours.
In all grades from the first elementary ones to the university
courses, they are said to teach morals formally.
That there is need for such instruction in our schools even
now can not bc doubted. The corruption in politics, the intem-
perance evils, the dishonesty in business affairs, the convenient
conscience which sleeps so persistently and soundly when truth
telling promises to condict with business success are all evi-
dences of the need of formal moral education. It certainly is
very discouraging to one trying to be truthful and honest to
know how much lying and dishonesty are practiced by honored
members of the community who could' and should be truthful
The progress of civilization consists in part in producing
the expert and in training the members of society to appreciate
his value. The expert must be a specialistg one who can do
something of value to society better than it can be done by
citizens at large. This has been called the age of specialists,
but it is a safe prediction that the near future will be more
worthy of the characterization than the time of the present.
But. society is awakening to the need of an educated specialist,
and the specialist of the near future promises to be such. The
specialist of the present in entirely too many instances knows
little of anything else except his specialty. The demand of
society, which the schools of the near future must supply, is
the man first liberally educated, and who then has become the
specialist. The man of liberal education and culture, then the
specialist is to be the expert of the future. Schools which send
teachers, preachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, pharmacists
and farmers and tradesmen into society without liberal educa-
tion and culture will have a much smaller field of usefulness
henceforth than in the past. Indeed their field of usefulness
has always been much smaller than usually supposed. They
have done some good, but they have also done much harm.
They have not by any means been an unmixed blessing. The
outlook is for a much wider extended liberal education and
culture for the specialist before specialization and this is prox-
imate in time.
"First a man, then a workmang first be, then do, first
make life worth living, then make a living in lifeg first right-
eousness, joy. and peace in the inner man, then an abundance
of possessions. The lawyer. the doctor, the engineer are men
as well as p1'ofessionalists. They are citizens, they are friends,
they have homes, they live in the wonderful world, and their
horizon should not be limited by the court room, the hospital
and the factory. Just as specialization with a broad basisiis
the highest safety of society, so specialization with a narrow
basis is a menace to societyfi
"A man 's mind is as fatally narrowed, his feelings toward
the great ends of humanity as miserably stunted, by giving all
his thoughts to the classification of a few insects, or the resolu-
tion of a few equations, as to sharpening the points or putting
on the heads of pins." '
Society demands specialists as teachers just as much as it
demands specialists for lawyers, doctors, surgeons, dentists,
engineers and bankers. But the case of the teacher in society
at present is unique. He in most cases goes into his work
without either a liberal or special education. Not having ex-
tended his pursuit of knowledge and culture far enough to be
liberally educated, and with little or no special training in the
science and art of education, he still is permitted to attempt
to teach. And in no other field of special endeavor is so much
bungling work permitted nor done. There are schools which
are now, and for years have been, sending many men and
women out to teach who have only a meager liberal education
and who have no professional education in the science and art
of teaching. Such schools are in some important respects a
hindrance to progress. But, dominated by the spirit of com-
mercialism, they will continue to turn out on the long suffering
generations to be educated their hordes of unskilled workmen
until society by legislation makes it impossible to do so. And
that society will make it an impossibility in the not very dis-
tant future is certainly a gratifying prospect.
Thus normally in your lives as teachers, Educational Class
of 1912, it is reasonable to predict that you shall see the follow-
1. A liberalized educational curriculum in which so many
different courses will be offered that there will be no need of
any students being driven from the high school or from the
college by the prescribed requirements of an educational mold
which insists on uniformity of product and method.
2. The recognition in educational theory of the variabil-
ity of mental potentiality, that students who a1'e all but failures
in some lines of mental endeavor may, nevertheless, be extreme-
ly efficient in others, and the substitution of a theory for the
present one, that does not insist on dead languages and higher
mathematics in general liberal education, but retains these for
special students who have inclinations and ability in these
3. An educational ideal which recognizes the crying need
of formal moral education in-all grades of school work.
4. A school sentiment and a public sentiment, that de-
mands in all Helds of special endeavor a liberal education for
a foundation for the special education of the expert, and grow-
ing legislation looking to the accomplishment of this end.
5. A school and social spirit which will place the work
and worth of the teacher more nearly in their true light, which
will demand of the teacher a liberal education wide in extent
and deep in content, supplemented by the special education
which skill in his craft demands, and a spirit emancipated by
reason and a willingness to contribute to social service which
will recognize the precedence, in securing positions, due those
special students of education over those who have had only
limited liberal education and no special training in the science
and art of education.
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Octa L. Basset KB. 0.3 .....,.,.,,.......,,,.. .,..,.,,....,....,,.,,..,..,,.,.. X Vasliington, D. C.
Robert Everett Thomas LB. 0.5 ...,., .,....... L ake Crystal, Minnesota
John R. Tyson QB. 0.1 ,....,.....,............,,,.,...... .,...,,...,,... R eynoldsville, Pa.
A. E. Van Bodegraven ..... .,..... C hicago, Illinois Adelbert W. Matt ,..,.
Mabel E. Bush ....,.....,.. . .. ...,...,... Hannibal, Mo. W. A. Mason, Jr.
David Elmer Dawson .... ,..... P arrotsville, Tenn. Patterson McNutt .....
M. Maydell Carnblin ....... ..........,..... IN Iorocco, Ind. William R. Moore ......
Achille Colpaert .,........,....,,
Eunice Arabelle Dickey ,..,...
Theodore Dihke ...........,......
Etta Wave Hogansen ....
Lyle Wilson Holden ......
M. 0. Class Officers
John R. Tyson, Pres.
Robert E. Thomas, Vice-Pres.
Octa Bassett, Sec'y.
William Paul Moss, Treas.
Members of Record Board
W. A. Mason, Jr., Editor
Patterson lVIcNutt, Manager
. ...... Beernem, Belgium
.......G1-ant Park, Illinois
Elta Marie Parks ..,... .
Stephen D. Ratkovich
........,.....Libain, Russia D. R. Reese
................Seneca, Illinois Lillie Pearl Stagner .,
.,,....Port Allegheny, Pa.
B. 0. Class
William R. Moore, Pres.
A. E. Van Bodegraven, Vice-Pres.
Elta Marie Parks, Sec'y.
L. W. Holden, Treas.
......Saint Olaf, Iowa
Class Day Oiiicers
Eunice A. Dickey, Historian
Lyle Wilson Holden, Poet
A. E. Van Bodegraven, Orator
William R. Moore, Prophet
OCTA BASSETT Washington, D. C.
A Post Graduate. "
One of those people you don 't go Mdaffw about the moment you meet them,
but just catch the disease by degrees, but once you have it you have it for
good. Her greatest strength along 'coratorical lines" is in giving parties to
the Oratory class. Never mistake this young lady for a Senior, however, for
according to her own statement she finished that class in her youth. When
asked for her philosophy she said, "Oh, you may put this at the head of the
Write up, but here is my real philosophy: 'iLife may be short, but a smart
Woman manages to get lots in and out of itf' All her ambitions are along
political lines as far as can be ascertained. She believes in woman suffrage.
To demonstrate this she left at the beginning of the third term to prove her
efficiency as Teacher of Expression, Bethany College, Topeka, Kansas.
A. E. VAN BODEGRAVEN Chicago. Ill. N
HSuppose you be, not merely seem." We call him "Van" because HVan
Boulegravyl' seems a trifle lengthy for general use. And then, too, he is a
shy CChi.D man, only one member of our department being able to bring out
his wonderful romantically dramatic disposition-said one being a Miss Ada-
somebody whose 'full name we have 11Ot herein space to publish. Talk about
ability!! "Van" has it to burn. He can orate for hours on anything Cor
nothingjg from Henry the Eighth- to a dry goods box. His vocabulary is
second only to Webster. We are wondering if he was not at some time in his
life a book agent. He is a "bright idea," a "Henry Clay," a "Romeo,', or
as he appeared in "The Magistrate," a clerk of the court," as occasion
demands. In HThe Tempest" he played the part of Ferdinands father.
CFQ1'CllDill1fl is a first class loverj-"As the father, so is the son." Ask HER.
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RIABEL E. BUSH Hannibal, Mo.
"Nor love thy life nor hate: But what thou like well." "Better late than
never. except when it 's your time to 'come up.' then it's better to be ailing."
so Miss Bush tells us. t'The better late than never," is original with her. she
says. and refers to tl1e fact that she was rather late in entering school this
year. Since entering the class, however. she has distinguished herself as an
t'oratress." But once when her nerve was slightly shaken. she began a his-
torical oration like this. UMr. Chairman. Ladies and Gents and fellow class-
mates, once when the sun was eastin' his last rays on the bouncin' billers of
the ocean. Napoleon discovered a new country. he landed at the nearest port.
went up the path, threw down his grip and told me to bring him two five cent
saucers of ice cream. one for himself and one for Mrs. Napoleon, who was with
him.'F Here she broke oit and told us that last was a joke, because Mrs.
Napoleon was dead.
MAX DELL QAMBLIN Morocco. lnd.
"Smile awhile, and while you smile. another smiles. and soon there 's miles
and miles of smiles, and life's worth while because you smile." "Sunshine"
is it. She's the girl who can smile all day Sunday, all day Monday, and keep
it up until Sunday again. We also dub her A' Dimples"-and such dimples !-
Holy Smoke!! Every masculine heart in the department is in shreds. Her
witchery is developed until it has become an art. Her class work has been
excellent. Her readings are the Work of one with great possibilities, only
waiting to be developed. Nor is public speaking a lost art with her. She
was cast for the servant character. "Popha.1n," in "The Magistrate." and.-
altho a minor part,-she played it wit.h a zip that made it 'tbigf' Among
her attributes is a sweet lovable disposition-such as inspired Vlfordsworth to
write HA creature not ,too bright or good, for human nature's daily food'
Maydell is a native of Indiana-coming from the town of Morocco. "Long
DAVID E DAWSOY Parrottville, Tenn.
lo thine ou n seli be true
And 1t must follow as the night the day,
lhou canst not then be false to any man."
He h 'mls T1 om The Banks ot the Tennessee, where all the World is S1111-
shnic Hou evei 1t he grous tn ed of the sunshine, he has o11ly to retreat to
one of the 111 my mountain haunts in Tennessee, and all the world immediately
beeomes moonslnm In the play s he starred as UBlonde" and 'iGonsalo.,' The
01dtO1V class ix as very much disappointed, however, that he failed to get the
role oi Fei dinand roi if theie IS 0116 thing that l1e can do well, it 's to star i11
a love scene Such 'L mastei IS he at this game of Cupids that l1e C2111I10f
u 'ilk a block doun the sti eet xx ithout some girl making 'igigglily " eyes at l1im.
He makes this splendid lowei because he has never failed to realize that the
'itmospheie of loye is mostly hot air."
ACHILLE COLPAERT Beeriieni, Belgium
"But no pleasure is comparable with the pleasure of standing on the van-
tage ground of truth." He says he has no nicknames. Wlieii he first reached
this place, however, l1e was introduced to some ladies as Mr. Colpaert and one
of the girls spoke up, "No, but sure enough, what is your real name' He is
a hard worker i11 class ?L1'1Ll in his oratory he likes 'Ito rise on the wings of the
morning," figuratively speaking, a11d after staying on the platform for l1is
allotted time, l1e co111es down o11 the wings of the afternoon, lsuppose. Any-
way he has always managed to get back to earth. He intends to follow l1is
oratory course at Valparaiso University until that bright day when they hand
him his P. G. diploma., which may stand for any one of a half a dozen things.
wise or otherwise.
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EUNIFE A. DICKEY Grant Park, Ill.
" If it be now. 'tis not to come: if it be not to come, it will be nowg if
'it be not now. yet it will come. the readiness is all." VVe call her HDick" and
"Kiss me,"-she buys a niekel's worth every day and chews it while she medi-
tates. tor she is a type of 'i'l'he New VVoman." who thinks K'lt's better to have
loved and lost than to have married and been bossedf' !'lt's mighty nice to
travel love's golden road, but marriage is the limit." "Matrimony and the
road-roller are excellent contrivances so long as you keep out of their wayfl
And this young lady was historian of her class. Can you imagine her pictur-
ing a Juliet calling plaintively Romeo! Romeol? Never! Her Juliet is "The
Female ot the Species." who calls her sweetheart thus: L4Wliat! ho slave!
Caliban, thou earth. thou. hence!"
lHLODORE DHIKE Libain, Russia
'4Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow you die." "Very good, 'l beg
your pardon." is the most characteristic phrase by which this little Russian
is known. He is known by this phrase on account of the way he starred in
the role of "lsaClore" in UThe Magistrate." Before Dihke started for this
country he had written a friend, Jacob Von Contsmiths, who was to meet him
in New York. He reached New York and seeing a man standing in one cor-
ner of the room he rushed up to him, t'Vy hello Shacobf' he stepped back
and surveyed the man. "Vyl Shacob, you hat shanged, and your eyes hat
shanged, and your nose haf sliangeclf' "But my name is not Sha.cob," replied
the man. 'LVy Shacoh, haf you shanged your name, toolll' His intentions at
present are to continue his work in Elocution for several years and then go
on the stage.
ELTA VVAVE HOGANSON Seneca, Ill.
"Count that day lost whose low descending sun,
Views from thy hand no worthy action donef,
Nicknamed-"Hogie," L'Beatie," "Honey,,' She says that she likes
l'Olynipia Specials," t'Tyson, on toast," and Chanticleer. mln her opinion
Mr. Holden is the cutest, Mr. Mott is 4'Class Beauty," and Mr. Moore is the
"Ladies Man." She thinks men flatter because they know women are strong
believers in reciprocity. A little woman is as competent as a big man when it
comes to the grand finale. That the wisest girl is the one who knows when to
laugh. In Pinero's master farce she showed native skill and excellent ability
in handling the delicate role of Beatie. After taking the M. O. here, next year,
she intends to continue her course at Emerson, where we know she will be
loved by her classmates as at Valpo.
LYLE HOLDEN Port Alleghany, Pa. '
Lyle Holden, "the little man of Tarsusf' He took the part of Ferdinand.
Miranda's lover, in Shakespeare ,s 'ATempest," which honor he achieved by
the natural ability he showed in the Hfade awayu scene in the 'LMagistrate."
Besides receiving his B. O. he will also graduate with the Educationals.
Lyle Holden has accomplished two great results in the past year-the ability
to wear certain fashionable UD collars and to eat noodle soup. He has two
favorite expressions, "O, you wonder!" and HO, pure in heart!" He says
they make him feel so romantic when he utters them. Evidently so, as "My
dearest little girlw does in letter-writing. His poetical talent has reached a i
lofty height as shown in the following lines:
"O, love of mine,
My heart is thine-
My dearest own,
Pm sad and lf-ne.
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J' , ,
what we believe
His name is
what may come
to be right."
spelled "Matt," he pronounces it "Mott," and we call him
to me or what may come to you, let us do
WYLIE ALFREIJ MASON Shelhnan. Ga.
"Let me live i11 a house by the side of the road
And be a friend to man."
W1 A. Mason-"Bly Little Georgia Rose"-who has wandered at will
around College Hill for one long. wearisome year. was magnanimously granted
the privilege of posing as the most popular man of the class. ,His popularity
has been achieved throu,g'h various sources. "The Man of the Hour," canvas
shoes. 311 "almost human" walk. and a ministerial air. During the year YN.
A. made several trips to Chicago and eventually got his name in the Valparaiso
Gazette. His dramatic ability asserted itself when he played the lovable
"Lug'g" in the "Magistrate" His fine physique almost won for him the char-
acter of "Ferdinand," Miranda 's ideal lover. in the "Tempest" but owing to
l1is well known tickleness and too widely scattered sentiment, he was cast for
the villain "Antonio," which he played in a perfectly realistic manner.
Saint Olaf. Iowa.
"Mutt," VVhy do we do this? Oh, for the same reason we call Theodore
Roosevelt WTeddy," and the United States of America "Uncle Sam,"-it
sounds more artistic. Can you not imagine a maiden looking into his eyes in
rapt affection and whispering, 'tKnowest thou, my Mutt, I love thee?" One
time this winter he went to Chicago. desiring to go to a certain theater. and
not knowing just where it was he tripped up to a policeman and asked, HI-low
can I get to the Colonial Theater?l' The policeman looked at him for a mo-
ment, scratched his head and answered. t:Wl1y, you can walk or rideg it doesn't
matter which way."
PATTERSON TNTCNUTT Valparaiso, Ind.
'tThe play, the play's the thing." This gentleman would come tar nearer
recognizing himself, however. if addressed as "Pat" or "Nutty," His great-
est accomplishments are in the acting and singing spheres. The song he loves
most and in which many of his classmates heartily join, begins something' like
this, 'tAnywhere I hang my hat is home sweet home to me." Another song
with which he often thrills his classmates is entitled. "Give me another straw-
berry sody pop to stimulate my soul." However, dwelling in the ethereal realm
of song is by no means his only occupationsg he is quite practical. For this
reason he was chosen manager and you will not only find his picture with his
class, but on their first page. In the plays of the department he starred as
Lukyn in "The Magistrate," and Caliban in "The Tempestfl He intends
to follow acting as a profession.
VN ILLIAM R, MOORE Dublin, Ireland '
"Great God, l'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn,
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea
Have glimpses that would make me less forlornf'
Class MFlirt," President, and Prophet, he is the noblest Irishman ot them
all. When he iirst landed in New York and was taking in the sights along
Broadway, he stopped to count the stories of the Singer building. A clerk on
the fourteenth floor watched him for half a minute and yelled down: 'Hey
Fat, this is no Catholic Cathedral."' Moore replied like a flash: "Faith, I
thought it was till I saw the Devil stick his head out the windowf, He is
noted for his wit, especially upon diseases of the heart. He says: i'Children
love with all thrir hearts. men with all thrir minds, but XVOIT1311iS love is the
strongest, because women love with all thrir vanity." t'Love is the best
beauty doctor, but don't expect a miracle."
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ELTA MARIE PARKS Freeport, Ill.
A'Let every dawning of the morning be to you as the beginning of life."
Secretary of the class, her chief characteristics are 4'Pigs is Pigs," "Noodle
Soup Please." t'Pigs is Pigs," is a reading which she handles quite well,
proving to her audience conclusively that 'tPigs is Pigs." t'Noodle Soup
Please," is what she said when she went to Chicago to see the shows. The
Noodle Soup came, she was supposed to eat itg but she seemed to think it was
brought for a game of Hhiding go seekff for she chased it round the dish,
over the table and onto the floor for half an hour and gave the job up as "one
too many for her." It looked like it was half a dozen too many for her, to
everyone else. As a classmate Miss Parks is all one could ask, for if you
slam, she slams back and if you feed tatfy, she will find it toog unless she slams.
STEPHEN D. RATKOVICH Gospich, Croatia
"Give me liberty or give me deathf' There is no one in the class with a
more interesting past. In his native land he was co-editor of a paper aimed
at the tyranny of the prevailing form of government and at last had to escape
to this country to avoid imprisonment. Here he has been two years and the
progress he has made could result from only an almost superhuman effort in
his Hrst year of eighteen hours study a day. On landing he could not speak a
word of English. He has mastered that language well enough in two years
to give a Whole evening's reading of '4Every W'oman', to a popular audience.
In the same time he has also completed the law course here and at the close
of the term will locate in Chicago for the practice of law. His class desires
to wish all the success that comes from deserving effort.
LILLIE P SFAGYER El Dorado, Kansas
Oh S11 I must not tell my age, they say
women md music should never be dated."
Better know 11 as lnfantisimaiabelliof' She was born near Anchron, Ill.,
and when asked how long ago, said HMore than sixteen yearsf' Evidently
she thought it is is Mutt to wx hom she spoke, but it happened to be "Jeff,"
so he is going to give the public a 'ltipf' The "sixteen yearn sign is all a
bluff bhe says she leained to iun such fake-plays when on the Anchron foot-
ball team Some of hei opinions on things are: "Absence makes the heart
grow fondei of the other I11shman'." "Marriage is a lottery in which all
wx omen ale ws illing to take a chance " Wlieii asked who she thought was the
biggest butmskv in the class she replied: "We don 't use butter at Valpo,
We ale Oleoinskies But as we have risen to the sublime heights of pro-
found thought uith Infantasnnarabelliol' we had better leave her, for one
can t alu ays be protound hence for fear-adieu. H
DAVID R. REESE Swansea, Wales
'tThings without remedy should be withoutvregardg what 's done is donef,
'ATO mourn a misehief that is past and gone is the next way to draw new
mischief on." As VVyke in 'LT,he llIagistrate" he showed dramatic talent
worth while, only his acting was very much like Stephano's stomach, Hnot
constant." Wlieii he first entered the class it took some time for us to accus-
tom ourselves to his Welsli ways, but after we knew him, we liked him. Ee-
centric, keen, egotistic, progressive, he possesses all those things which it takes
to carry on a winning fight. And as for his vanity it is much as Jerome K.
Jerome says, HAH is vanity and everybody 's vain. 'Tis vanity that makes the
world go round. I don 't believe any man ever existed without-vanity and if
he did l1e would be an extremely uncomfortable person to have anything to do
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ROI-BERT E. THOMAS Lake Crystal, Minn.
"The thing we long for. that We are
For one transcendent nionientf'
You may see from his picture that he is big, but the picture can only give
you a slight idea of the physical bigness of the many but to know him is to
know a big man in all senses of the word. ln hiin we realized the stage of
Ulf you can till the unforgiving minute
VVith sixty seconds worth of distance
Yours is the earth and all that 's in it,
And what 's more-you'll be a 111311. my son." 4
His purpose now is to continue his collegiate course with the study of law.
JOHN TX SOIN Reynoldsville, Pa.
Post Graduate. '
Forget the past, trust the future, and live in the glorious now. "Jack"
was a ladies nian, but he grew weary of the game Cas most "ladies men" doj
for he found out they are much like street cars, one every minute. The prin-
cipal characteristics of Jack are his youthful appearance in contrast with the
old maid roles he played, for he starred as Posket in "The Magistrate," and
Prospero in "The Tempest." The class once went on a picnicg had been
in bathingg coming out and lying down on the sand he dozed otfg suddenly
he awoke with a start, an awful look spread over his face: "Mien Gott!
Mien Gott! 7' icWliat7s the 1113tllG1'?U asked a friend. HMien Gott! l dream-
ed I saw Taft in tights." Even tho he dreams, he is a dignitary of the P. G.
HE following is a birth notice which appeared in a
local paper in September, 1911:
Hliorii, September 19, 1911, to Professor Nathan-
iel Edward Rieed, an elocution class. It is a
healthy infant, weighing several hundred pounds.
Doctors Kinsey and Brown were in attendance. Both father
and child doing nicely.'7
The child grew and waxed strong. The father, under this
burden of responsibility, grew thin and pale. He worked day
and night-administering scoldings by day and parcgoric by
At length, when the child was several weeks of age, the
father decided to sacrifice its life, if need be, in the interest of
science. The Post Graduate Class was something of a dwarf
-numbering but four actual members,-namely, Miss Octa L.
Bassett and Messrs. W. R.. Thomas, John Tyson and 'William
Mossg a few specials, including Miss Edna Agar, and one reg-
ular senior, Miss Eunice Dickey.
So the child was dismembered-its strongest parts being
grafted onto the elder child in order to prolong its earthly
existence. Such parts were given it as would most surely sus-
tain its elocutionary life,-eloquence CMiss Gladah Englandl.
beauty CMr. NVylie Alfred Masonj, courage tMr. Patterson Mc-
Nuttj, grace tMiss Etta Hogansonj, and poetic sympathy CMr.
Lyle Holdenl. The operation was wholly successful,-both
Shortly after Christmas Miss Elta M. Parks returned to
V. U. and was added,-a happy after-tllouglit.-to the Post-
Graduate roll as a regular senior. The bit of love that had
been lacking was now supplied and all went smoothly with
this section for several months.
In the regular senior all was well,-everybody happy.
Miss Camblin entertained the boys and Mr. tfolpaert the girls.
Class functions were a rarity. ln the early part of the year
the Elocution department was organized into a literary society
known as the "Athenema Society." lt lived a short life and
died a natural death in the third term. Funeral services were
held at Sager's Lake. Rev. Bill Moore, who had been promoted
during the third term, performing the ceremcmy.
As to the dramatic development of the class let me here
record the wonderful production of Pint-ro's "Magistrate,"
and Shakespearves "Tempest"
'tAll the world a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances:
And one man in his time plays many parts."
The "Magistrate" was produced twice,-at the Opera
House April 29, and later, Muay 10. in the University Audito-
rium. The following criticism appeared in the paper the next
day: H 'The Magistrate scores a big hit. Only an intelligent
and persistent enthusiasm could accomplish such professional
results as were witnessed in last evenings performance."
Miss Etta Hoganson and Roy L. Harcourt starred as
"Beattie" Hlltl 'tCis." Miss England was the essence of
matronly beauty as UMrs. Poskctf' "Jack" Tyson played
"Posket" with Thomas 's bulky form for a background.
Thomas received applause after applause in his splendid por-
trayal of UBulla1ny.U Mason was ridiculously absurd as the
country man "Lugg" of the police force. Mr. Mott in a
similar part-that of "Harris"-was good. Police Inspector
Messister was played by Moore and he looked the part.
'iBlond" and Hlsadoren, the two French characters, were
played in fine style by Dawson and Dihke. The servants
"Wyke" and f'Popham'l were big part.s as played by Reese
and Miss Camblinf' Vanu was a learned 'fclerk of the court",
while ffPat" McNutt made a splendid retired army officer in
the character, f'Col. Lukynfl Last, but not least, comes Miss
Etta Parks, charmingly beautiful as 'f,C"harlotte" and her lover,
"Lieut. Vale," played by Holden, who did the Hfade away"
stunt so gracefully that it won for him a similar part in 'fThe
Tempest."-that of Mirandals lover, "Ferdinand"
"And then the lover,
Sighing like a furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrowf'
ie Tempest" was produced at the Opera House, June
17, by a company of artists Cselected from the two classesl.
Everyone seemed by nature intended for his or her part. Miss
Edna Agar artistically played "Miranda,"-a graceful little
Leap Year proposal act being included. Tyson worked SOIIIG
more of his famous magic in the part of "Prospero," Miranda's
father. Other parts were played in equally commendable style.
Miss Ada Rosenfield made an ideal fairy "Ariel," and was
assisted by Misses Pearl Godshal. as Hlrisf' Lillie Stagner, as
L'Juno," and Mabel Bush, as "Ceres"
A striking contrast to these graceful figures was the half-
human l'Caliban," 'KA most delicate monster." so well carried
off by McNutt. Mr. Dihke was very funny as "Trinculo," a
court fool. Mr. Moo1'e was the drunken butler, t'Stephano."
His work was beyond criticism. "Van" played t'Alonzo"
with dignity. His brother "Sebastin" was Harcourt. The
villain "Antonio," ably done by Mason, and "Gonzola," an
aged counsellor, by Dawson. "Be it so: amen I" i
"How many goodly people are there here!"
During the last half of the sunnner term each graduate
gave a full evening recital. Many were good, few were better.
And then we graduate, and our shoulders begin to droop with
the responsibility that invariably rests upon 'flearned" men.
August 15 we disband. "Gone but not forgotten."
' 'fOld friends! The writing of those words has borne
My fancy backward to the gracious past.
The generous past, when all was possible,
For all was then untriedg the years between
Have taught some sweet. some bitter lessons, none
Wisei' than this,-to spend in all things else,
But of old friends to be most miserlyf'
Tl-IE DAWN OF ANOTHER DAY
Lyle Wilsoii Holden.
, X N the mystic round of the ages,
And though each in his grave is now sleeping
All have helped to prepare for the dawn
That is even now quickly dispersing
The dark mists that hung heavy and gray
On the face of the earth that was slumbering
Till the dawn of another day.
And the pages that History has written,
Through the dim and the shadowy past,
Are bedimmed with the blood of the martyr
That has flowed through the ages so vast.
But these scenes and these crimes so revolting
Are even now passing away 5
The dark clouds will soon turn to silverg
'Tis the dawn of another day.
Now the earth has grown brighter and better,
And is clothed in a mantle of love A
That has fallen upon human beings
Like a star from the blue up above.
And no more shall mankind despairing,
Countless millions have come and have gone,
Drag their feet through the limitless clay,
For the slogan shall be the uplifting
Of all men in this newer day.
Like this sphere that has rolled through the
With each age improved oler the last,
So have we in the years now behind us
Through a stage of development passed.
And so like to the earth that 's now shining
ln the gleam of the sunbeam's ray,
Witli our hearts full of hope we 're standing
At the dawn of another day.
In the past there were many who murmured,
And who said that there never was hope
Yes, they said that all life was a riddle.
That in darkness we ever must grope.
They were sure that fate was our master,
That destiny ruled with iron sway,
And we never would see out of darkness
The gleam of a brighter day.
Now we know that each one is master
Of the fate by which he is led.
And the hopes of our youth may now blossom,
'l'houg'l1 we thought they were withereml auml
Then over the land and the ocean,
Let the message be borne far away.
All the past with its sorrow will vanish
At the dawn of another day.
Perhaps through the years we have laborecl.
And have thought that we labored in vain,
That the battle was not worth the XVi1l11i11g,
Anil that sunshine was sllrouded in rain.
Let us wake and girfl o11 our armor,
NVith hearts that are happy and gay,
For we stand in the glow of the morning,
At the dawn of another day.
Let us sing' with the birds of the spriiigtilue
A song full of joy and of mirth,
That will sound and resouud like au echo,
Tlll'Ol1gll the ages of time round the earth
And the years that are lying before us,
NVill our efforts with gladuess repay,
And then we shall gather the harvestg
'Tis the dawn of another day.
Freak Tree at Sager's
Tl-IE YOKE OF GOLD
A. E., Van Bodegraven
N ALL the activities of life 11121.11 today is prompted
Q., v L-lg.
by o11e or a combination of the following seven im-
QNA Lag pelling motives: Self-preservation, property, pow-
'wjlt " er, reputation, sentiments, affections, tastes.
Whenever any motive conflicts with tl1e Prop-
erty or economic motive it happens almost invariably that the
economic motive prevails. The economic force is the funda-
mental prompter of our actions. 'llts basal character," to
repeat the words of Dr. Stuckenberg, "can be ignored only by
ignorance or by a false spiritualism which itself depends on
economics for existencefl V
It is that 111otive wl1icl1 is responsible for this nation 's un-
precedented material growth. lt is that motive which has
produced our great American cities and our vast systems of
production, CO1T11'!1ll11lCEl-tl0I1 and exchange. It is that motive
which has created and fostered the growth of the city of Chi-
cago. Mightier even than Rome in her glory is the titanic
strength of this modern giantess. Far and wide, from North
to South, from East to West, have the fingers of her iniiuence
extended, and not a hamlet or village is unaffected, directly
or indirectly, by her ceaseless activities.
Witli her massive whirring wheels and her thousands of
men and women toiling day and night she has become the
workshop of the land. Her products tlllllbllllg from factory
doors i11to waiting cars, are hurried away over a thousand
tracks of steel, or are borne beneath countless sails along the
worlds great waterways.
Chicago sends a cry abroad among the fruit orchards of
Missouri, or through the waving grain fields of lowa, or across
the roomy pasture lands of Dakotag and when that cry is heard,
straightway tl1e cattle move on a thousand hills, the binders
go singing through the golden wheat, or the apples are shaken
LlOXV11 from the fruit laden trees of the Ozarks.
But Chicago 's demand is not a selfish one. True she robs
the west of its Hnest harvests. and annually sweeps the ranges
of their choicest cattle, but this is only in order that she may
stop the wailing cry for bread in the squalid cities of Italy, or
furnish the campfire rations to lonely British sentinels in the
mountain passes of Thibet. Show me a place in the whole
green girth of our planet where the name "Chicago" has never
been heard, and l'll show you a place where progress has never
walked, where civilization is unknown.
But candor bids me paint somhre hues into this rosy pie-
ture for you know that though this desire-for-material-wealth
motive has caused her to hold her head proudly before the
world, it has also. at sundry times. compelled her to hang her
head for very shame. For you know too well the pain, the
poverty, the disease. the vice. that prowl the streets of our great
metropolis. You know as well as l the thousands of half-starv-
ed laborers, who, after toiling all day, slink home late at night
from some stifling, nauseating, sausage factory to their own
Hlthy hovels, with their rag-stuffed windows and bare. cheer-
less Walls. You know as well as l the great army of pale, W0l'11-
out Women and sober-dwarfed children, who. from twilight
'til sundown, ply their fingers with machine-like rapidity in
the foul, choking, disease-reeking atmosphere of the sweatshop.
You have heard the shrill cry of the homeless st1'eet waif,
who, with all his stunted energy. struggles for an existence
in the torrid heat of summer and theticy blasts of winter, and
at night trys to forget the hard knocks of his tender life under
the roof of an ash-barrel or dry-goods box.
And why are they situated thus? W'hy all this misery in
their lives when they are in a metropolis whose luxury rivals
ancient Babylon? It is because their fellow men, in their mad
scramble for riches, have forgotten that these men have hearts,
it is because their enslavement is necessary in order that others
may reap the profit of frenzied finance, it is because they are
trampled beneath the cruel heels of those who have forgotten
their manhood, who have forgotton their brotherhood, who
have cast off their shoulders the yoke of love and duty in order
that they may fit about the necks of their fellow men, the
glittering, galling yoke of gold.
Allow me to picture to you the heart history of one of these
men who have placed upon the necks of their fellow men, the
torturing Yoke of Gold. Permit me to study with you for a
moment the motives of the life of this, our captain of iinance.
Let us see what manner of man he is, this ambitious unscrupu-
lous, get-there business man of Chicago-this moneyed Prince.
He himself tells us that he is not bent merely on the accumula-
tion of riches for riches' sake. He would have us believe that
he is no fool, no beast and that his actions, while sometimes
inexplicable, can be shown to be reasonable and induced by
high motives. These high motives, tif we are to credit the
gist of 1'ecent newspaper interviewsl are of three kinds: "I am
striving" says our moneyed Prince, "to gratify my tastes, to
enjoy 1uy power and to satisfy my sentiments." This is his
creed, these are his beatitudesg and while his motives are frank-
ly selfish yet he boasts that they are high. Now let us examine
each of l1is claims in turn.
He talks loudly of his culture. But what are his tastes?
Fiction DZ He has no time. Music? It is a bore. Art? Some-
thing for school children. Poetry? No money in that. Do the
yellow grain fields hint of harvest home and of Thanksgiving
No! They hint of crop reports and a corner in wheat.
Does the crimson sunset from his office window suggest the
beuediction of a dying day? No, it suggests dinner time! In
short, as to tastes, the merest laborer in our friend 's big factory
finding evening solace in an old violin, or the little stenog-
rapher who keeps flowers on her table has more culture than
our moneyed Prince.
Next, he has spoken of the enjoyment of Power as one of
the motives of his life. This is indeed a ma.gni1'icent ambition,
but mere, brute power, irrespective of its possibilities for good,
what a useless, what a criminal thing it is! The dynamiter
has power to change the noble building over which artists have
toiled a lifetime into an ugly ruin. The fire-fiend has power
to scatter his burning brands through the dreaming town and
lay a thousand homes in ashes. The anarchist has power to
murder a nation 's chief and plunge a world into mourning. A
moneyed Prince may have such sinister power as this. but sure-
ly he is foolish to strive all these years merely to obtain what
savages, lunatics and criminals have for nothing.
But there is another power which this moneyed Prince
lacks. lt is the power of Eugene Field, Chicago 's poet, whose
songs ot childhood are hummed at the evening hour in many
landsg the power of Jane Addams, Chicagos t'Joan of Arc,"
in the battle with the slums. ls it power that our moneyed
Prince seeks? Let him seek it then in a life dedicated to right-
And finally what are the sentiments to satisfy for which
this captain of Finance lives the lite that he does? Patriotism 'Z
Perhaps, then why has he made capital out of the weakness of
his country? Why has he bought legislatures, ,juggled with
public trusts, mocked at public conscience? Or perhaps his
greatest sentiment is loyalty to the city that has made him
great. Then why has his corrupting gold made noisome her
high places? Or perhaps it is his love for his fellow men!
Then why the foul, unsanitary pens wherein his workers toil
from unlovely childhood to loveless old age? WVhy has he built
these unsightly Kennels and taken advantage of the homeelov-
ing instincts ot these human animals of his? In these homes,
where babies wail for fresh air and mothers grovel and snarl
in their despair, where fathers drink to beastly success in or-
der to forget the hellish anguish of their enslaved condition,
where typhoid lurks in the cesspools, and tuberculosis in the
filthy corners, where the son learns the ways of the criminal,
and the daughter of the home sells her honor in order that you,
Mr. Money Prince, may give your son a life of guilded debauch-
ery and your frivolous daughter a. foreign title. ln these
hovels of the poor, I say, you surely do not wish us to see an
expression of your altruism. No, Mr. Money Prince, torture
them on the'rack of poverty it you will, sell the souls of babies
for pennies and wring the hearts of broken and dishonored
women for gain, but do not incessantly mouth fine sentiments
and demand our admiration for your villanies.
You and I cannot afford to follow in the footsteps of such
a life. Notwithstanding a thousand maxims to the contrary
it is a lie that 'tnothing succeeds like success." Wliatsoevc-I'
things are true, or honest, or just, or pure, or lovely. or ot good
report,-these we should follow, and from Mr. Money Prince,
debased by his Yoke of Gold, we should turn resolutely away.
But rather, let us hold as .our models those men who. by their
moral courage, have carried their spotless integrity into their
business livesg who hold righteousness, humanity and honor
above a. momentary gain, whose charity and philanthropy ox-
tend beyond the narrow limits ot their oihce walls,
For such men. whose lives of activity are tempered by an
answering devotion to Christian duty and purity. the least
reward is a financial success, and the greatest is the memory
of good deeds and a place of undying attection in the hearts
of their tellow men.
PROPHECY OF THE ELGCUTION CLASS
Wm. R. Moore
' IIN THE Fifth day of the 111oon. returning to the
. . . , .
custom of my fathers, I got Hp-111 the mornnig.
After having washed myself ill the stream fast by
licraxvyfam In f cabin l r -nl fffr l u m ' 111 l'!1l11 l v -
es, cooacoeecpy o gteo
tions, I ascended the high hills overlooking the Val-
ley of Paradise in order to pass the rest of the day in medita-
As l was airing myself on the s11111111it of these hills I fell
into a profound meditation 011 the vanity of lllllllilll life. A
strain no doubt caused by the murmurs of tl1e stream through
its bed of cresses and sedges, and by the young sparrows from
a nest nearby making their first flight, joyfully anticipating
success in this world which to them had been all sunshine.
Wliat of the winter when all of y0l11' gay companions of the
grove have followed summer to the South, leaving you tortured
by the icy gale or to fall frozen in the swirling snow drifts?
Just like we students, methought. thinking only of the time
when we as graduates shall leave the visionary limits of these
classic walls and push out to meet the realities of things. Some
of us, thought I, will have to stay and, like the sparrows, face
churlish winter's unrelenting blast. I wondered how many
would stand forth unvanquislied to hail the spring which co111es
to those who succeed.
Whilst I was thus musing I cast my eyes toward the sum-
mit ot a rock 11ot far dista11t. where I discovered o11e in the
habit of a shepherd, with a little musical instrument in l1is
ha11d. As l looked upon him. he discoursed the most mellifiu-
ous music. the S0ll11Cl of which was exceeding sweet and melo-
LllO1lS and altogether ditferent from anything I had ever heard.
VVhen he had cheered 1ny drooping spirits by l1is transporting
airs. I longed to taste the pleasures of his conversation so drew
near to hin1 with the reve1'ence due to a superior 113lLL11'6. The
Genius smiled upon 1ne with a look of compassion, and said,
Hllfelancholy one, I have heard thee i11 thy soliloquies follow
He tl1e11 led me to tl1e highest pinnacle of a rock and plac-
ing 1ne on the top of it, "Cast thy eyes Eastward," said he,
Hand tell me what thou seestfi 'AI see." said I, a huge valley
covered with prodigious multitudes of people. In the midst
of the valley stands a 1l10l111t2'll11 with its head above the clouds. 7'
Suddenly there came from the summit of tl1e mountain, a
sound like that of a trunipet. but so exceeding sweet and gave
such delightful sensations that it seemed to animate and raise
lllllllall nature above itself. It amazed me 1n11cl1 to find so few
i11 that i11nun1erable multitude who had ears fine enough to
hear or relish this music with pleasure.
My wonder abated when 11po11 looking about I saw the
things on which their attention was centered. First was a
heap of clay in which was a curious yellow substance, and l
noticed that some forgot everything, trampled over some who
had fallen in the way, and crushed helpless women and chil-
dren to death in their frantic fever to possess these glittering
particles. I heard the inhabitants of the valley in subdued
whispers say, 4' The Yellow Peril, the Yellow Peril." "This,"
thought I, Hmust be the great evil which they fear.
Arising from this heap I saw a sluggish stream at which
great numbers were drinking. My good Genius, observing my
curiosity, told me this was the stream of Ignorance and Vulgar-
ity. I also noticed the inhabitants of this part of the valley
went much to hear a famous orator Whose mansion stood on
the banks of the stream. This, I was told, was Orator Scottr-
Wliile great numbers were listening to this delusive dis-
course, some of a more erect aspect and exalted spirit, went
about among them with curiously illuminated scrolls, upon
which were inscribed mystic signs. At first the multitude
seemed to not understand, but after hearing them interpreted
I observed that they began to gradually leave the clay heap
and the sluggish stream and with sudden resolution begin
climbing the ascent. My good Genius, again seeing me puz-
zled at the mysterious influence of these scrolls, told me that
on these were inscribed the sentiments of the Great who had
ascended the mountain and recorded their experiences to in-
spire the multitude to ascend,
O11 looking closer I saw some of those foremost among the
interpreters of the Great Scrolls carried banners with the fol-
lowing mystic characters: V. U. 1912, inscribed on a field of
red and white.
I thought it strange that so varied emotions should be
stirred by those of this mystic sign. Some at times wept, and
others laughed and forgot their burdens, while others again
went on with the appearance of thought and contemplation in
their looks, but whatever the feelings aroused, I observed that
little groups, here and there, advanced with new vigor toward
the mountain top.
At this point I again directed my attention to those who
still remained at the foot of the mountain and saw some in the
garb of interpreters who made the attempt to lead upward.
And inquiring again why these did not ascend, "There are,"
said the Good Genius, "numerous reasons." Some are blinded
by the glare ot the yellow particles you have observed. and
this prevents them from seeing the mountain and causes them
to encourage those who drink at the stream of Vulgarity,
Mothers," said he, Uhave a theory known as mechanic-division.
"These" carry about with them a straight and very stiff in-
strument called Mechanio, this they believe when applied to
the mystic signs interpret the meaning of the Great Geni who
wrote the scrolls.
"Those who lead upward," said the Genius, Hwere in-
structed once by a. Master of the art of interpreting these mys-
tic rolls who still teaches on the mountain, and whose maxim
was to avoid even the appearance of the coarse and vulgar.
As he spoke I saw he was recording in a huge tome, the
achievements of our class, I asked him to show me those of some
from whom I had expected great things, but the Genius seemed
only careful about the success of their art, and seemed not to
hear my question. l then ventured to request of him a glimpse
at the portion regarding myself and turned to him for a reply:
but the Genius was goneg he had left me at the approach of
self-consciousness, and I have no doubt he meant to teach mc-
some lesson in the art of our class I'0gE11'tll11g the elfoct of S17lf4 ing but instead of the mountain with the sounding trumpet,
consciouness. I saw nothing but the long hollow valley of Paradise with the
I then turned to the vision which l had been colitemplaf- boys and girls S2ll1l1t9I'l11g in the shade of the campus grove,
THE AMERICAN WGRKING BUY AND l-IIS WORK
Baccalaureate by Prof. NI E. Rieed
OUBTLESS we have all, at some time or another,
C B 9 travelled along a country highway in mid-summer.
Some of us may have passed a. green, slimy pool
by the road-side. ln that pool we perhaps saw a
group of rusty, sun-burnt figures, some bobbing up
and down in the water, others sprawling on a log near-by,
others rolling in the dust and sunshine by the water's edge,
while still others were clambering up the side of a neighbor-
ing tree and out into its branches. Wliat were those things?
Frogs? No, my friends! Those were American working
boys-boys who are to become our real American working men
and upon whose shoulders all responsibility will rest in the
In contrast with them, you perhaps have seen a human
biped on the street corner, with trousers turned up in dry
weather, and clouds of smoke issuing from his mouth as if he
were the double-header of an out-going freight train. You
perhaps thought that was the American working boy. No,
that is t.he frog. lf followed in all his rounds, he may be
found in this impersonation far into the hours of mid-night-in
the slime and ooze and darkness of the alley,-in the dirt and
dram-shop of the street,--and then wiping his feet in the par-
lor of some decent home. As he sits in that parlor, facing her.
with nose-glasses carefully adjusted and hands upon his knees,
he looks like a frog, if the evening goes against him he croaks
like a frog, and upon the sudden appearance of father, shortly
after ten o'clock, he hops like a frog, l believe he is a frog.
You perhaps have heard how this father the next morning
asks, HDaughter, when did that fellow leave here last night?"
And before daughter can answer, little six year old Johnny
says, "Papa he left here at.one o'clo'ck." "Wlizit do you know
about it, son?" "Cause, Jes' as he was leavin' sister, I heard
him say, tJes' one, Jes' onef "
Let it be understood at the outset, that my discussion will
have to do with the American working boy, the boy that is
accustomed to struggle and work-and not with the human,
frog. Because it is my philosophy that struggle is the only
possible form of development, and that a thing not worth
struggling for is not worth while. But by "Boy", is not meant
a person under fourteen years of age. A boy is one who lives
for today, and makes no plans for tomorrow, one who has no
system, no organization, one who has never once asked himself
the question, t'Wl1at is the one thing, that I am by nature best.
prepared to do HZ" but expects to go through life and lc-t acci-
dent take care of his fortunes. And accident usually takes
care of his fortunes in the usual way. A boy of that definition
may be found at the age of fourteen, twenty, forty, sixty.
eighty, or filling an old man 's grave.
My discussion of the American VVorking Boy, therefore,
will deal with all people. old or young, and of either sex, who
have not yet discovered WHY they are on this mundane sphere
and emitting so much unilluminating gas.
But since the working boy is to develop into a working
man, let us understand also that there are two kinds
of working-men-the dependent and the independent. The
dependent working-man does not think for himselfg his
work is mapped out for him by others. Like the
usual senseless machine he hammers away at his task.
day after day, without knowing why, without caring why.
merely that he may draw a wage at night fall. Individual
initiative-that which originates thought, that which forms
new plans, that which is the soul of ambition and the very ele-
ment of progress itself,-he does not possess. Such a man. my
friends, is not a man, he is only a fraction of a man, and fre-
quently a very vulgar fraction at that.. '
In sharp contrast with him stands the independent work-
ing man, who may work for himself or for some one else, who
may own his enterprise or merely direct it, who may be a mill-
ionaire or who may not possess a penny, but who, never-the-
less, always and everywhere, will have the privilege and will
use the privilege of thinking for himself. He will look into
his surroundings and see their great possibilities, he will look
into himself to find his own special strength to meet those
possibilities. Such a man is the real man-the hope of Ameri-
can homes and American institutions-the only decent, worth-
while citizen within the borders ol' our country.
The truth of this comparative statement is thoroughly rec-
ognized by EX-President Elliot of Harvard University, who
recently said that "The worst, the most dangerous social ten-
dency ot our times is the tendency for certain classes to congre-
gate in the city, loose their identity, and become dependent
wage earners. VVhile the most favorable social tendency, on
the other hand". continues Dr. Elliot, "is the tendency for
certain other classes to go to the country, buy their farms, and
become independent workers", and. I would add. independent
men and women. You of the graduating classes, as you go out
from the university this year. with your sheep skins and your
fond ambitions, whatever your career. whether it be from a
chosen or an enforced occupation,-whatever your career, take
care that, through it all. you maintain your personal independ-
ence in your work. Some of you may be teachers, some
preachers. some governors, and some justices of the peace, but
none of you,-none of you-will ever be free men and women
unless you have freedom in your own work.
For this kind of a working boy opportunities in America
are unlimited. I am aware that there are those who say that
to-day does not offer as many opportunities as yesterday, and
so they spend their hours talking of the good old times. I am
aware also that there are others who admit that these oppor-
tunities exist, but swear that the Standard Oil Company has
monopolized them, If you examine such people closely. with
a microscope. you will find that they are hollow-chested and
weak-kneed, that their fingers, nose, and toes are usually cold,
and that they always sleep with their heads under the cover.
They affect other people very much like the lion's breakfast
affected him. This lion became very ill after eating, and
presently he came across a rabbit. The rabbit said, "VVhy
what is the matter?" and the lion answered, "Oh I ate a rabbit
this morning and it disagreed with me". and the rabbit replied,
"I bet that was my wife, because she disagrees with every-
body". He who cannot recognize the great opportunities of
the present are affected with business indigestion, that is all.
Then let us discuss our great opportunities under the two
heads, independent business and independent professions. In
independent business, my friends, America offers thirty-two oc-
cupations to-day to each one in Europe, and the number is rap-
idly increasing. Farming. twenty years ago, was classed as one
occupation. To-day the United States census divides it into
eighteen. Seventy-four merchants are at this moment keeping
shop as 'compared to only one fifty years ago, though the popu-
lation has increased only three to one. In every line, present
figures are multiples of the past. It is interesting to know also
that the profit from this independent business is 90 per cent
greater than profits on similar investments abroad. Three
years ago all land in a. certain western state was valued, ac-
cording to tax receipts, at 559.00 the acre. To-day it is valued
at 21627.00 the acre. Prices everywhere, in both articles and
occupations, have gone up.
In the independent professions similar conditions pre-
vail. True the older professions,-teaching, ministry, law, and
medicine-are over-crowded, but over-crowded because they
are following old lines. These same professions are crying for
men to reorganize them, crying for the man and the method
that will start them on new lines. But new professions are
springing up on every hand that are demanding multitudes of
men and women. To sight an example, Dr. Sheperdson, of
the Engineering Department of the University of Minnesota.
says that there are six times more calls to fill positions in the
new engineering occupation than he can find men with which
to fill them. In the field of art, a certain Eastern College last
year graduated sixty boys and girls, and there were seventy-
two positions awaiting them.
But regardless of these numerous opportunities, regardless
of independent and dependent occupation, regardless of all
businesses and all professions, regardless of everyfform of com-
petition, regardless of them all, there are thousands of men and
women in this country who cannot get a start, or having gotten
a start cannot make headway. Why? Is it because they lack
money? No, ninety per cent of the business of this country is
done on credit, and the basis of credit is good character. ls it
because they belong to the so called lower classes? No, the
heads of nearly all large concerns in the United States are men
who have risen from the lower classes. Is it because that, hav-
ing to start at the bottom, they have no chance? No, the one
great rule of all business institutions is that every person en-
tering their employment must start at the bottom, and Roose-
velt's son, entering a carpet factory last year at 552.00 the day,
was no exception. No, it is due to none of. these. and yet men
and women everywhere are failing. VVhy? It is because they
lack preparation for the thing they would do. That is my
HIISNVQP. The man or woman that fails lacks preparation,
though they hold a dozen university degrees,
You may be interested to know what I mean by prepara-
tion. It consists of two
preparation by training.
ed heredity. or talent. or natural gifts. It is all of those intlu-
ences within the man that are struggling to express tlu-msn-lvl-s
things: preparation by nature, and
Preparation by nature may be call-
without the man. Preparation by training. on the other hand.
may be called environment. or education, or knowledge and
experience, It is all of those influences without the man that
are struggling to express themselves within the man. ln other
words, the whole philosophy of preparation is that every man
has inward gifts, to be developed by outward influences, and
after development applied to some one occupation.
In this preparation therefore, you can see at once that
every boy has three great discoveries before him: first, to
discover his natural gift, second, to discover the occupation to
which that gift is best adaptedg third, to train that gift for that
occupation. You may say that the hope of such a discovery
is only an idle dream. But those who are stockmen make this
discovery with reference to their horses. Wliy' not witl1 refer-
ence to their children 4? A good stockman will say, "This colt
is heavily built, I will train him for a draft horse. This colt
is trirnly built, I will train him for the race track. This colt
is active and intelligent, I will train him for a show horse".
And the good stockman rarely misses it. Wliy' not make the
same study of our children? Of course I am aware that some
parents know more about raising horses than they do children,
with the very logical result that they raise better horses than
children. But in making this discovery we must remember
that psychology, phrenology, fortune-telling, and palmistry
play no part, Of course, a palmist may look into a boy 's hand
and guess a few things. I knew a palmist once who looked in-
to my hand, after collecting his fee, and said, HO! my dear
fellow, I see it", UYes, what is it?,' I asked, "It is true that
until you are thirty years old you will be a poor boy." 'tYes,
yes, then whattn t'Then you will become used to it and will
not mind itf' No, in discovering human nature we do not use
fortune-telling. The methods used are more ancient. We use
common sense. And real common sense is not so common after
all. It is like horse sense, not every horse possesses it. I had
a Texas pony once that I am sure had mule sense.
I confess that no plan will ever be evolved by which this
discovery will be absolute in all cases, because it deals with
human nature and human nature is of unlimited breadth and
depth. Never-the-less it is a discovery that must be made,
consciously or unconsciously,-made with every man and every
woman before they can reach the highest development of which
they are capable.
You may ask is it not true that there are some people with-
out any talent whatever. people who have been thrown into
the world by accident and have no purpose to serve? No.
Human beings never rise so high but that there is always work
just a little bit higher to be done: and work never falls so low
but that it may still become human service. And the grandest
tribute that can be paid any person is that he has done to the
utmost that which nature has assigned him to do. Of course we
can 't all be lawyers and doctors and teachers and preachers,
and if we could, may heaven have mercy on old mother earth!
Yes, we all have our particular nature and a particular
work suited to it, and the present great problem is to discover
that nature and that work. Now I am going to tell you some-
thing that perhaps you do not know. Ever since 1907 there
have been forming all over this country vocational bureaus,
whose whole purpose is to make just this discovery. The first
of these bureaus is now standing at the head of the Boston
Public School System, and is at the same time co-operating
with Harvard University. Others are running in connection
with the civic service houses of New York, Chicago, Pittsburg,
Philadelphia, and St. Louis. One is now in the process of for-
mation in the University of Wiscoiisin. Hence, I give it to you
a.s my prophecy that within the next twenty-five years a voca-
tional bureau will be running in connection with every worth-
while university, every worth-while high school, and every
worth-while social institution in the land. If so, the special
study of human beings will at last have been begun on a scien-
However, I must not at this time go into a discussion as
to how the bureau operates. I hope to do that before the
university next year. But let us assume that the theory of
the bureau is right, that it is practical, and that it is only
a question of time when it will do its work as has
been planned. Wliat effect will it have upon our edu-
cational system? My friends, it will turn the educa-
tional system of this country up side down,-not figuratively,
but literally, it will turn the educational system of this country
up side down. To-day a boy without vocational advice spends
four years in high school, four years in the university, and per-
haps another two years in special training, and then goes out
in life to discover for the first time whether he is adapted to
his occupation and has trained for the right thing. And re-
cords show that nearly seventy per cent of all university gradu-
ates do not follow the occupation for which they prepared-
that seventy per cent have spent ten years of their best time
and money and energy in the wrong thing. What are they to
do? Take their training over? It is too late. The opportun-
ity has come and gone, Is not that alone a sufficient indictment
against the educational system of our country? The Bureau
proposes to turn that system up side down, and find out at the
out-set whether the boy is adapted to his occupation, and if so,
then he may spend his ten years-and sometimes only one is
necessary-in preparing for it. I leave it to the candid judg-
ment of my audience as to whether the bu1'eau is offering the
wiser system of the two?
The average university student in his rush for preparation
without knowing what he is preparing for reminds me of the
drunken man who hired a cab without money and Without
knowing where he was going. After riding some distance, he
stuck his head out and says, "Say driver, how much is this cab
going to cost me?l' The driver says, UOne dollar and thirty
cents". f'Say driver", pleaded the man, "driver, back up,
back up, till you come to the thirty cent mark. It 's all I gotw.
So many students run past their real work in order to reach
that great famous nowhere, and when it is too late have to
back up to a thirty cent job.
But aside from this discussion, there is another phase of
this subject that comes very much closer to all of us. The man
who is adapted by nature to his occupation loves his work. He
is contented and happy. Wlien the clock strikes for quitting
time he takes his work with him, and at night at home with his
family he cheerfully plans for the next day. This man who
loves his work is our best father, best neighbor, and best citizen.
It is he who is making our homes and making our country, the
only type of progressive man-hood possible.
On the other hand, the man who is not adapted to his oc-
cupation, does not love his work. It is a bore and a drudgery.
He makes no progress, and there is no reason for him making
any. He keeps his eye on the clock to see when it will strike the
quitting hour, and believe me, when he quits, he quits. He
wants to get as far away from his work as possible. He wants
a rest, and he needs a rest. He may be found at home at night,
but frequently fighting with his family. But usually he seeks
diversion upon the streets He must get away from his work.
Such work, such drudgery, no man or woman can long endure.
They must rebel. and they do rebel. They conclude that our
social and political institutions are wrong, that the upper class-
es are unnecessarily oppressing those below. and that they
could rise above it if given an opportunity. They become dis-
contented, socialistic, anarchistic, criminal. Hear me, the
criminal courts are just waking up to the fact that nearly one
half the crime committed in this country to-day is committed
by the man who does not like his job, A startling revelation in
this, the twentieth century, with all our universities straining
every resource to prepare their youths for a contented life-
work, with our great social and political institutions struggling
to adjust the wrongs of industry, and with the cry for equality
before the law on every hand! My friends, the fault does not
lie primarily with our educational, social, and political institu-
tions. It is not because Rockefeller has all the oil, and the
American Tobacco Co. all the cigars. It lies further back. lt
is because a great class of American people have not as yet
found themselves-because they have not yet discovered in
the rolly-wholly game of life the exact hole in which they be-
long. And the remedy lies in the adjustment of our institu-
tions to that fault. I repeat, the individual 's nature and the
work to which it is fitted is a discovery that must be made,
consciously 'or unconsciously-must be made with every man
and every woman, before they can reach the highest develop-
ment of which they are capable.
Ah, yes, my friends, we must not only know our jobs-we
must know ourselves-and the relation of ourselves to those
jobs. WllC?1l we have such knowledge, we not only thoroughly
appreciate our strength, but there arises within us the sense of
responsibility to properly use that strength. There arises an
element of iron within our personality called individual initia-
tive-that something within us that says, 'tthis thing must be
done and I-not someone else-I am the man to do it." This
individual initiative, this sense of special itness, is possessed
by only one person out of a thousand. Every whe1'e the cry is
going up, "They ought to make this 1'6ff01'Il1i,g when the cry
ought to be, "We will make this reform", and then the reform
could always be made. The world is right side down. It
ought to be right side up. Shall we leave the task of turning
it over to the next generation? You and I are here. Let 'l1S
get on the job.
Then the message I bring you to-night is the message of
struggle and of work. It is not easier jobs, nor shorter hours
we need. The moral life of this nation, or of any nation, is
never represented by its holidays, but always and everywhere
by its work days. We need more work: not that kind of
work which, being unadapted to us, becomes a bore and a
drudgery, not that kind of work which calls out the Worse side
of our natures, and with its very monotonous routine drags us
down, but the work which we enjoy, the work into which we
put our best selves, and with which we associate our ideals and
ambitions. Wlieri every man and every woman has found
such toil, when every body everywhere is doing that which
nature has assigned them to do-then, and not until then. will
social strife and personal discontent disappear.
l repeat my philosophy as stated at the out-set: struggle
is the only possible form of development and anything not
worth struggling for is not worth while. You of the graduat-
ing classes are now going into this struggle. As you go, I want
you to carry this one thought with you,-carry it with you
though you forget everything else I've said to-night,-that no
man, no man, is ever whipped until he is whipped inside.
Then struggle and struggle until you fall, and then rise and
struggle again, and then again, and yet again, until the life
you live becomes a benediction to the struggling men and
women who follow after you.
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Brigham, R, E. ,,,, ......... N iagara Falls, Canada
Black, W, G, ,,,,, ......................,.. H obart, Ind.
Dougall, A, F, ,,,,,, .......... Y Vestville, lll.
Forman, L. S. .......,,, ........... N ew York City
Goldman, H. A.
Jamison City, Pa.
Grube, Jesse ......... .......... H istons City, Pa.
Hultslander, C. .... ......... H igh View, N. Y.
Hui-me, E. A. ,..... ................ C hicago, Ill.
Kattman, R. H. ............ Brazil, Ind.
McCue, E. R. ......... ......... V alparaiso, Ind.
Ortiz, F. J. ,.,... .
Patterson, W. J. .... .
Pointon, F. G. .....
Pulleyn, M. L. .
Rosenblum, N. A
Sellers, J. A.
Slote, D. ......,...,. .
Viquez, M. A. ..,...... .
E. A. Hurme, Pres.
David Slote, Sec'y.
R. E. Brigham, Treas.
YF. G. Pointon, Editor
A. F. Dougall, Editor
CLASS DAY OFFICERS.
E. R. McCue, Historian
N. A. Rosenblum, Poet
J. E. Sellers, Orator
Thomas Wilson, Prophet
Artago, Costa Rica
..,.....Old Forge, Pa.
.......Brook1yn, N. Y.
.......New York City
San Jose, Costa Rica
. ........ El Oro, Estado de Mex., Mexico
OFFICERS OF RECORD.
XF. G, Pointon, Editor
A. F. Dougall, Editor
R. E. Brigham, Manager
WALTER G. BLACK Valparaiso, Ind.
Walter G. Black after navigating the curvature and the various radii of
the earth, finally located himself at Valparaiso, Ind., on April 26, 1885. He
attended the schools of Valparaiso, completing his preliminary education by
graduating from the Valparaiso High School. Soon he entered the Valparaiso
University with a view of pursuing a course in science. He spent three years
at this, and then secured a position at one of the banks. For several years he
worked industriously at this vocation, until finally he decided to complete the
course in civil engineering. He returned to the University again, and resumed
his studies. Just before graduation he was appointed as City Engineer of
Hobart, Ind., and also Deputy County Engineer for Lake County. Immediate-
ly after being assigned to his new duties, he was lured to the seas that are for
a time very pleasant to be in, namely-the sea of matrimony. May success
be always with him is the prevailing sentiment.
R. E. BRIGHAM Niaga.ra Falls, Ont.
R. E. Brigham, better known to his friends as L'Brig," was born Oct. 21,
1889, at Niagara Falls, Canada. He obtained his preliminary education at the
public school and then attended the Niagara Falls Collegiate Institute for two
and one-half years, taking the business course. After leaving the N. F. C. I.
he entered a machine shop as an apprentice and served about five years at the
trade. He then left the machinist trade and entered the grocery business.
Six months later he sold out and decided that in the Fall he would go to Val-
paraiso University and enter the Civil Engineering Course. On arriving at
Valparaiso he made Columbia Hall his headquarters, and prepared to do his
best at his studies.
During the last three years "Brig" has studied industriously, and now
graduates as a B. C. E. ready to start real work in life. While in the University
he was Treasurer of the C. E. Society, Assistant Business Manager of the En-
gineering Annual, and Business Manager of the Class of 1912.
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latter. After leaving
A. F. Dougall, seeing the earth at a distance, wended his way hither, arriv-
189'J H 'ing no desire to be adventurous he resided with his
parents in Westx'ille and later in Georgetown. Illinois. He attended the public
l l ducation in the
schools at both of these places, completing his common sc ioo e
school he returned to VVest.ville and entered the coal
was connected with this until his appearance at Valpa-
with his work, he did not neglect his higher education.
Valpo he undertook the study of civil engineering.
During his residence here. he was an active member of the Civil Engineering
raiso. Alt.hough busy
Upon his entrance at
Society. and served in several offices. Among t.hese being the president ot
the Society, and also for two years a member of the Board of Editors for the
Engineering Annual. lt is his expectation that upon leaving Valpo he will
return to the familiar scenes of his earlier days.
LOUIS FORMAN New York
Louis Forman, alias "Prof" first came to light at Riga, Russia, April 18.
1889, He left his native land at the age of sixteen and came to New York
where he made his permanent home. He chose as his vocation the painting
and paper hanging trade at which. as some of us know, he is an expert. After
spending several years at his trade and at the same time preparing himself
for college, he decided to come to Valparaiso and take up civil engineering.
which he did in 1910. Since that time he has been a. good student, very ambi-
tious and always worked industriously toward his aim. He has so far made
good in all his attempts, and there is no doubt that he will succeed in carrying
out all his future plans. The title L'Prof." was bestowed on him as a. honorary
distinction for his excellent work in class and his Hall wisenessf' Next year
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at Cohnnbia University and finish up by getting a. M. E. degree.
GEORGE GIBERSON Jamison Citv Penns 'lvania
George Giberson. a product of Pennsylvania, was born in Columbia Co.,
Feb. 3, 1888. He is a farmer by birth a11d an engineer by choice. The early
part of his life was spent in doinl the milkin' on the farm and attending school
between times. Finally he completed the common and high schools, and then
started teaching. 'LGeorge'7 had a.n idea of remaining permanently in this
profession. but after two years, his eyes were clearly opened, and he began to
think of something more elevating and promising than school teaching.
Finally he looked around about and saw the works of the man who does things
-The Engineer-this decided him, he would become an engineer. This was
when he decided to come to Valparaiso, arriving, he went at his work with a.
vim, and as a resultaccomplislied much during his three years and also showed
himself to be of sterling character, winning the highest esteem of his many
HYMAN A. GOLDMAN Montreal, Canada
In the fall of 1908 the United States received one of the most valuable
imports yet received from Canada, it was Hyman A. Goldman, We have
never been able to ascertain just what Canada received in exchange for this
Gold-man, but if he ever returns it will be a valuable acquisition to Canada.
After having received the rudiments of an education in Montreal, he started
to do Valpo on the installment plan and succeeded very well. The first
installment began in 1908. this lasted for one year, then "Goldy" concluded
he would like to move westward. Colorado State College was situated far
enough west for him, so he stopped off and took up civil and irrigation
engineering work, two years of this was enough for him, so he came back to
Valparaiso, joining the class during the fall term, Not very much is known
about his work during his iirst visit here, but during the last year he did fine
work. and as some members noticed his neatness, he was chosen Librarian for
the C. E. Society. This is where he showed his real value, for it is a well known
fact that our magazines were never before kept in such an orderly way,
Cornelius Hultslander tirst made his appearance on Sept. 4, 1889, at High
View, N. Y., a small town on the eastern slope of the Shawangunk mountains,
and about eighty miles from the great metropolis. He attended the district
schools until 1905 and then entered a Regents Preparatory School at Middle-
ton, N. Y. After this preliminary education, he came to Valparaiso and proved
to everyone's satisfaction that he was well prepared to take up engineering
Work, for after spending two years in this city of schools and churches, he
receives his C. E. degree. Hultslander and Pulleyn are the two who are known
JESSE GRIUBE Histons City, Pennsylvania
Jesse Grube, commonly known as "the demon destroyer," was born in
the state of Pennsylvania about a score of years ago. To be more exact about
the place l would add that this occurred in the Keystone State. Very early
in life, young Grube began to think about his lifels work. engineering. He
loved books as a boy, and studied hard, devoting all of his spare time and
energy to work. After completing his preliminary education in the public
schools of his native city. Grube went to Yale. He remained at Yale a year,
during which interval his ability in the work of his chosen profession was
further developed. Later. Grube entered the engineering department of Val-
paraiso University, where his metliodical and persevering manner of Working
gave promise of great future success. Being of a sociable disposition he gained
many friends during his stay at Valpo. '
High View, N, Y.
as the inseparable twins, for one never sees one without seeing the other, and '
asthey Worked together, recited together, and lived together, they have a well
earned title. Hultslander is a firm believer in the doctrine of "get there," but
he alwayslikes to take histiine about it. He also believes in Civil Service
Exams. and some day hopes to aid Uncle Sam in the Philippines. ld
E. A. HURME Chicago, Ill.
Our President, E. A. Hurme, was born Aug. 14, 1888, and came to Val-
paraiso about six years ago. During his six years. stay he 'ventured into other
fields of learning and took work in Language, Scientific, Manual Training, in
fact he has almost completed everything in the University with the exception
of Law, Medicine, Primary, and a. few other minor courses.
About three years ago he was inaugurated as one of our 'cnear Profsf'
Since his inauguration he has caused more worry and distress among the sur-
veyors than any other teacher in the department. He seems to try to make
hustlers, like himself, out of them, but he will soon find that this is an impos-
sibility. Hurme has always been an honorary member of the 4'Boosters Clubf'
for it is a well known fact that during the last few years no one has done more
for the C. E. Society and for the class. This boosting work took a great deal
of his time, but he always found time to pay visits to a nearby city, and judg-
ing from reports his time has not been spent in vain. ' '
R. H. KATTMAN 1 Brazil, 1nd,
R. H. Kattman the "Pride of Brazil" was born near that town in 1889 and
since that time he has done much to locate it on the map, especially with refer-
61106 to Valparaiso. He is the only Hoosier in the class and we are quite
as proud of him as are the people ot Brazil, but we cannot show our apprecia-
tion as well, for down in Brazil they made him assistant county surveyor.
This happened some time ago, but it gave "Katt" an inspiration, so in the fall
of 1909 he came to Valparaiso in search of a college education. Wlieii he first
arrived he thought of becoming a second Cooper, but he soon found that it is
not good policy to let studies interfere with a college education or with sleep,
consequently nix on the 6:30 classes. Also about this time he began to acquire
a horror for study and concentration. This made him handy with the ladies
and we can speak well Qt his exploits along this line. However, taking "Katt'l
in any light and summing up his qualities everyone acclaims him a good fellow
and wishes him success in his chosen profession.
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E. R. MCCUE ' Hastings, Nebraska
Uut among the prairies near Hastings, Nebraska, E. R. McCue was horn
in the year 1888. Being from Nebraska "Mac" has the running habit, but he
gets there. He moved around from place to place, getting his high school
education in Kansas and after that a business course in the same state. But
Kansas did not please him, so in 1908 he came to Indiana and located himself
at Valparaiso. After starting several diiferent kinds of work, he found that
the engineering profession needed him, but that he also needed someone. so in
June, 15111, he was married to a Buckeye girl. As i'Mac" was the first and
only married man in the class. he thought. he was a notch higher up in the
scale of civilization than the average run ot students. but whenever anyone
succeeded in penetrating his exterior gloss they have pronounced him a good
fellow through and through. He is also a. hard worker and a loyal classmau.
Most of us knew this. so he was chosen Historian, when holding this position
he showed his ability. This will surely be much sought for and his success is
H. E. MUNDHENKE Rockford, 1ll.
On the 15th of January, 1890, H. E. Mundhenke was born in Vifheeling.
lll. At first. he did not like the idea of being a Hsuckerf' so he moved to
Vtfisconsin. Here he received his grammar school education, and found that
the schools of Wiscoiisiii were not qualified to give him a high school education
and for this reason he attended the Rockford. Ill., High School. It was at this
place where he first showed that he is a "shark."
Wlieii quite a small boy "Mund" began to look forward to the time when
he might enter Valpo, however it was not until the fall of 1910 that his desire
became a reality. The first day after his arrival he showed his unlimited capac-
ity, and by it kept up his record as an all-round student. Soon after his
arrival he determined to get all the C. Efs possible, so he joined the Christian
Endeavor and it is reported that he got along easier with his two branches of
Work than others do with one, but this is easily explained, for '4Mund' is noted
for his aloofness from the fair sex.
W. J. PATTERSON Chicago, Tll.
W. J. Patterson was born in the Windy City-a fearful handicap, yet one
which he has overcome with his characteristic ability. 'fPat" drifted in here
from Chicago via one of the winds from the Great Lakes. Liking the appear- -
ance of the place he stopped off in order to obtain a degree, and for the last few
years he has been striving toward that end. Besides being quite an energetic
chap, he has an abundance of curls and a well modulated voice. These qual-
ities all tend toward making him popular with the fair sex, and never has any
heart-breaker wrought such havoc among the gentle sex of Valparaiso as "Pat 'F
However, all of his time was not spent in the company of the opposite sex,
for by stretching it a little, some of his roommates say that he sometimes did
some work. When "l?a.tl' first started he intended, or said he intended, to
finish everything, but when he struck calculus it almost finished him. He was
ably assisted by everyone of his well wishers and soon pulled through. Every-
boqly wishes you success, 4'Patf'
F. J. ORTIZ Artago, Costa Rica
Francisco Jiminez Ortiz was born in 1890, in Artago, Costa Rica. His
early education was obtained at the 4'Liceo of Costa Rica" and having finished
there he came to the-U. S, in June, 1906. Soon after l1is arrival he entered
St. John 's Military College at Annapolis. One year was all he spent at this
place and in September, 1907, he entered Bethlehem Preparatory School and
was graduated from there in 1909. The next place for him to visit was the
University of Pennsylvania, where he made his debut in engineering. After
attending these different places HChico" decided to come to Valparaiso and
get educated. He arrived here in the autumn of 1911, and throughout the
school year he has applied himself diligently, and has conscientiously performed
his duties as befits an Engineer. With his sunny disposition and friendly ways
'tChico" makes friends among all his classmates. He wears a smile which
never comes off, Hlld spices every occasion with his jokes and goodfellowship.
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MANLEY L. PULLEYN Portsmouth, Va.
Manley L. Pulleyn was born on April 15, 1891. at Rochester, N. Y., which
was his place of residence tor about two years. At the end of that time his
domicile became Perry, N. Y.. and vicinity. and continued to be such for a
period of about twelve years. He then started southward to the ULand of
Dixie" and stopped when he reached Portsmouth, Va. The g'Old Dominion"
has continued to be his home up to the present time. He attended the High
School there and was graduated in 1909. after which he was attracted toward
the Vale of Paradise as a place where he might augment his knowledge. and
became a student at Valparaiso University in September, 1909. His first year
here was spent among the Scientiiies and at the close of the year he was
granted the B. S. degree. But he was not satisfied with this, for he aspired
for something higher. so he stayed in Valparaiso and graduates with the Class
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' iXA'l'HANlEL A. ROSENBLUM Brooklyn, N. 1.
Nathaniel A. Rosenblum was born in that little town across the river from
New York, not Hoboken, but Brooklyn. "Rosie" could not help this and it
bothered him for quite a while, Finally in the fall of 1910 he decided to quit
.' the place and come to Valparaiso. After his arrival, he began to show what
he had been unable to show in Brooklyng that is, that he is a genius. No
matter what the subject was, they all appeared the same to HRosie," Bridge
Design, Differential Equations, Graphic Statics, Masonry Construction, and
even Commercial Law, met its fate under his everlasting gaze. It was not only
in his class work where he showed up so well, but he has the distinction ot
being the best dressed man and the leading ladies' man in the class, in fact
he has led some to believe that breaking hearts is his speciality, tor it is known
that he has victims all the way between Knox and Wlieele1'. HRosie" has
been working quite hard for the last few years, and next year intends to take
a vacation in the form of post-graduate work in the University of Michigan.
JAMES EDVVARD SELLERS Holyoke, Mass.
James Edward Sellers, better known as "Ji1nmie,', is a product of the
East, claiming Holyoke, Mass., as his home. He was born June 7, 1889, and
received his early education in the schools of his native city, then he came to
Valparaiso and immediately joined the National Society of Bluffers. ,Being a
members of high standing in this Society, he always taught his fellow-students
and Profs. that, 'tWise is he who can make believe he knoweth that which he
knoweth not." None of us have stored up as much general knowledge and ex-
perience, or are able to display it with as much conviction and persuasive power
to the Profs., as '4Jimmie." He has always been active in class affairs, for
whenever there was anything doing he was always on the job to lend a hand
and to give advice. But barring his occupation as a student, 'tJi1nmie,s,'
principal vocation has been baseball in which he has distinguished himself as
the star outfielder of the Engineers. He showed up wonderfully at critical
times, and by his great catches and his throws from the left garden, he saved
many games. He certainly will be missed by them next year.
New York City
David Slote was born in Russia on July 15, 1888. His parents were anx-
ious to give him a liberal education and made a special effort to that end. He
received instruction under private tutors in the elementary sciences as well
as in the modern languages. Witli his father's death in 1902, the first change
in his life occurred. He entered a commercial course of study with a view of
following the business his father had been engaged in. His mind, however, was
fixed on the engineering profession. David, therefore set forth for America,
the land of Liberty. He found in New York City a number of relatives and
adopted it as his permanent home. He enrolled in the Civil Engineering
Course at Cooper Institute, at the same time earning his livelihood as a clerk.
Later he succeeded in obtaining a good position as a bank clerk. but over-
looked the banking opportunity for his determined desire of following the
engineering profession. In 1911 he came to Valparaiso with one predominant
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Thomas Wilson, called by his classmates, HProf. Thos. Wilson of Oxford,"
was born at Leeds, Yorkshire Co., England, on April 26. 1885. His boyhood
was spent amid the great inanufacturing industries of his native city. He
attended the South Accommodation Road Board School until he was twelve
years old, then he apprenticed himself to the boilermaking trade. which he
followed for seven years and then went to the Scotland Shipbuilding Co.
yards at Aunan, the birthplace of Bobby Burns. His next journey was to '
Mexico, where he was engaged in the gold and silver mining industry for
MANUEL ANTONIO VIQUEZ San Jose, Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio Viquez perceived in a hazy way the light on this terres-
trial sphere in the year of 1388. The particular spot of this notable occurrence
in the city of San Jose, capital of the smallest but the most progres-
sive of the five Central American Republics, Costa Rica. At an early age he
was sent to school at his home town. Completing his preliminary studies. he
attended the St. John 's Military College at Annapolis, Md. Being of a roving
disposition and with a liking for further experience in the methods of the
'United States schools. he shortly left for the Bethlehem Preparatory School
located at Bethlehem. Pa. After a duration of two years at this place. finish-
ing his preparatory work, in September of 19OSV'he entered the University of
Pennsylvania. Here he began the study of civil engineering. For various rea-
sons that are doubtlessly vague to himself, after a three years stay, he was on
his way to Valparaiso. Entering Valpo last fall, he vigorously applied him-
self to hard study. Among his classmates he was always known as a'jolly
good fellow, and to those that he came in contact his smile was ever present.
three and one-half years. But 'tTom" always wanted to be an engineer, so
he left Mexico and went to the school of mines at Polla, Mo., and from there to
Valparaiso, where he has made rapid progress socially, intellectually and pop-
ularly. Wilson is big social mind, mixing well with all classes. To know
him is to love him. He is genial. big hearted, sympathetic and hard working,
carefully doing all his work. His fullest success is assured beyond a doubt.
F. G. POINTON Old Forge, Pa.
Francis Gr. Pointon, our deceased classmate, was born at Old Forge. Pa.,
on Nov. 28, 1891. He attended the public schools of his honie town until the
year of 1907. At this time he began work at the mines. 'Desiring to secure a
college education, he came to Valparaiso in 1909 and enrolled in the civil en-
On the niorning of July 9, 1912-after completing the survey of Sager's
Lake, to which duty he was assigned-he passed away under its blue waters.
The next day his body was escorted by his classmates to the station
from whence it was sent to his home. The funeral occurred on July 12lth.
He was a good and faithful student, always striving to excel in his studies,
and would have been graduated with the degree of C. E. this year. Being a
young nian of high ideals. his presence was missed by the entire class, and
deep sympathy is extended to the bereaved parents.
Emil A. Hurnie
Members of the Engineering Class, Ladies and Gentlemen:
wiv N ROAMING through unknown lands, the traveler
meets with many obstacles. There is always some
5555: M26 river to cross, always some valley that lies between.
Vljlhjf However, to the observing and thoughtful traveler
the road does not seem as rocky as it actually is.
As he approaches the summit of a hill he surveys the land-
scape, selects an objective point ahead. decides upon his path
through the valley below, and then proceeds step by step to
find his way down the hill, through the valley and up on the
other side. Obviously the time to decide upon the path
through the valley is when one is upon the hill-top, and is
more certain to reach the goal by the shortest route in keep-
ing his eye steadily fixed upon the Work ahead.
We, members of the graduating class, a.re upon a hill-top
this morning. We are shortly to break away from old relations
and enter upon new ones. Let us see if we can find a worthy
objective point ahead which shall serve as a help and inspira-
tion while we Wend our way through the valley.
There can be no doubt that some methods are better than
others, and some facilities excel others, but after all, the best
thing for any man is that which fits him best. Men differ
through so wide a range that about the best approximation to
high excellence is the presence of large opportunity, facility,
and the personality of many men. Witli these factors related
by force of gravity, attraction, cohesion, friction and other
physical and mental phenomena each person gets that which
best fits him and sticks the closest to him.
Each of us, acted upon by similar forces during the past
few years, have acquired a different kind of education. This
is not so apparent now, amidst the levelling tendencies of the
conventionalities by which we are all brought to a certain stage
at a certain age, surrounded by the same conditions, and there-
fore apparently all more or less alike.
This day, however, marks our individual departure from
conditions common to us all and five years will find us diverg-
ing along many different radii. Ten years will find us far
Up to this time, some one else has directed us. Hereafter,
we shall direct ourselves. Perhaps, under certain terms and con-
ditions of employment, we shall think some one else is directing
us in a rather firm way, but after all we shall find that we are
directing our own destiny, and the apparent direction of others
is but the incidental utilization of our best practivities and a
desirable restraint of our worst ones.
We are going out into the world at a time in which many
things differ from their previous conditions. One of the most
important things is, that the whole civilized world is turning
from the struggle for existence to the adaptation of the world's
needs to the available men to fill them. It is the passing from
the ages of insufficiency to a period of surplus.
Originally in the struggle for existence men fought for
food. The race multiplied while the materials and facilities
for its subsistance lagged. Wheii any tribe or nation succeed-
ed in getting a little more than it needed, some other nation or
tribe attempted to take some part away from it. The effort of
the individual and the welfare of the nation were p1'actieally
a struggle for existence. The development of civilization,
however, the arts and the sciences have produced a rich world.
The land could more than support its people.
The industries have reached the stage where they could
give an employment to all and at a good wage, if it was not for
the corruption of politics. Broadly speaking, poverty could
be unknown, and to-day it only exists because we are not self-
informed and self-conscious of what we should do and what we'
owe to our country and our neighbor. "
Meanwhile transportation and all that attends it has in-
creased the radius of individual action, and therefore- of per-
sonal opportunity. A man can now pass from one grade of
employment in a given locality to a higher grade in another
locality of a land three thousand miles broad, quite as easy as
he could make the change from one neighboring city to another
in the early days. Conditions of life, too, are more fixed, and
change of location, even of occupation, involve less risk, hard-
ship, or social, physical, or mental disturbance than heretofore.
All conditions have, therefore, grown more favorable for every
man, with opportunity increasing in geometrical ratio as re-
lated to the abilities of different men. The premium on mark-
ed ability has therefore, increased, while the reward for capac-
ity has become more assured. Vlfith this the standards of
performance rise as responsibility grows greater, but to meet
this the facilities enabling the man to make the most of his
potential ability at an early age, proportionally increase.
We are therefore, going out into a well formed world, in
which more has been done to prepare it for the exercise of
our ability than we have done in the cultivation of our own
talent. I do not mean by this that all of the roads have been
straightened and the ways paved. The world is still rocky
and rough, and we shall find it hard in spots.
A great American writer has well said, "If you look
straight you will see straight. You cannot think wrong and
act right." So let us today in preparing to leave this insti-
tution, make up our minds to live to and always stand by
what is right and just, and let us be prepared for the active,
the energetic and the truly efficient life.
E. R. McCue
v:4i,5A1 ISTORY is that branch of study which deals with
f' 5 the evolution of society through its institutional
I I fO1'II1S,. particularly so when pertaining to mental
43'-5. 1 evolution. Its scope is therefore very broad, suffi-
ciently broad to take up all activity of the world.
Should the history of any one line of activity be written in
detail it would include parts of the history of other organiza-
tions. In history as in psychology "all is all."
But were I to tell the complete history of this Senior
Engineering class, it would till volumes, and though much of
it would be interesting, a great part would become tiresome to
many. Thereby, to enumerate some of the most important
events of the few years that We have been together, with what
little comment appeals to the author will suffice in this case,
and will be striking a happy medium in the capacity of the
The class is composed of men from many parts of the Unit-
ed States and from several foreign countries. For the last
three or four years Valparaiso has been their home, and the
University the center of their interest, As of all classes, the
class is composed of men of different ranks, some having come
here from other colleges While others entered the preparatory
department with the View of becoming engineers. For this
reason some have been here longer than others, some are more
popular than others, and have been a booming factor to the
Probably the welfare of the public depends no more on
ally one class of professional men than it does on good engi-
nee1's. Therefore it behooves the engineer to be a man of
the social world, a judge of human nature, from both the stand-
point of his success, and pleasure. These preliminary remarks
regarding the importance of social events should leave in the
minds ot the readers the thought, that the engineers of nine-
teen hundred twelve have kept their social standing high, have
been wide awake to the demands of the times, and that these
years shall be an index to their future.
On Saturday, July ninth, nineteen hundred ten, a banquet
was given, to which were invited many friends of the class.
All that were present at t.his banquet declared it one of the best.
It being one of the first undertakings of the class deserves
high credit as a prelude to these two years of successful activi-
ty. lt is also well worth noting that our president was a very
important member at that banquet.
October twenty eight, nineteen hundred eleven the Engi-
neers assembled in Elocution Hall for one of their social gather-
ings. Although every member ot the class was present, Tom
Wilsoii was "all alone,', this occasion evidently being the 'first
time since his arrival in Valparaiso. The evening passed
quickly, and every one was proud of the fact that he was an
But alas! we find that life has its clouds as well as sun-
shine. On Saturday morning, November eighteenth, nineteen
hundred eleven, the entire school was shocked by the sad news
tha.t death had claimed the dean of the Engineering depart-
ment, Professor Martin E. Bogarte. The cloud was dark that
hung over the school, and especially over the department of
which he was at the head. It is in such circumstances, that We
realize the truth of Carlyle's statement, "The great things of
history are the history of great heroesf' and the words of
Henry Vandike,-"VVe need 'men,' men whom the lust of
office does not buy, men whom the trust of office does not
try, whole souled, full hearted men."
A meeting of the Engineering class was called, and resolu-
tions were adopted doing honor to Professor Bogarte. In
substance the resolutions were an embodiment of, and a.n en-
deavor to observe the statement, "The lives of great men live
after them." As a last token of respect to one that all loved,
a large wreath of Howers was given by the class. But with
his students and acquaintances will ever remain the higher
token of respect, the remembrance of his useful work to the
In passing from one event to others in chronological order,
comes the making of Professor R. C. Yeoman dean of our de-
partment. Before he had been in his new office long, we no-
ticed, lines of deep worry upon his countenance, too deep to
be caused by the new responsibilities. And though in every
class there are prophets it seems there were none who antici-
pated the surprise that came December second, nineteen hun-
dred eleven when Professor took the all important step that
all should take sooner or later. The Professor and his wife
were met at the station upon returning to Valparaiso, and were
given a merry ride in the L'One Hoss' Shay." It goes as the
sentiment and wish of the class that Mr. and Mrs. Yeoman may
live as happily, and attain the blessing and longevity which
was characteristic of the life written by Oliver Weritiell
On January twentieth, nineteen hundred twelve. a banquet
was given by the class at Dudley 's Hotel. Before going fur-
ther, thanks must be given to Mr. Wilson for acting as distrib-
uting agent and most competent man in adjusting the supply
and demand of lady friends. We feel indebted to Mr. R. E.
Brigham for the success of that banquet. He and his com-
mittee worked very hard, but they felt doubly repaid for their
labor when they counted one hundred six present. It was de-
clared the best and largest attended banquet ever given by any
class of the University.
One of the saddest events known to our school occurred
July ninth, nineteen hundred twelve, when our beloved class-
mate Francis G. Pointon of Old Forge, Penn., was drowned in
Sager's Lake. I realize my inability to express our thoughts
and feelings when I try to speak for the class of our great
sorrow. The Engineers lost one of their most faithful and
zealous workers, 'tFor where he fixed his heart he set his hand
to do the thing he willed and bore it throf'
A meeting was called. and a committee appointed to draw
up resolutions. Also a committee to send a letter of condo-
lence to the bereaved parents. Mr. R. E. Brigham was sent
to Old Forge as representative ofthe Hass. He was instructed
to buy a floral emblem to be placed upon the grave.
The Farewell Banquet which was to be given July tw:-uly
seventh was canceled. The Engineers had invited their Pro-
fessor and friends but all felt that they could not enjoy an
evening of feast with their hearts so grieved by the loss of our
dear classmate. ' i
So far one might infer that banquets are the only thing
that Engineers may have successfully, but a little investigation
will correct this thought. In the fall of nineteen hundred nine,
the Engineers organized a base-ball team. and joined the ranks
in hope of getting the pennant thc following season. Mr.
Harry Mead was elected Manager. After a hard iight our
team landed the pennant for the season. Our team of nine-
teen hundred ten. was not as successful however, and the sea-
son closed giving the pennant to the Scientiiics. In nineteen
hundred eleven, after some discussion, the Engineers decidei
to place the responsibility of managing the team upon Mr.
Charles Eberts, with Mr. Elias Klein as representative in the
league. Much practicing was done, and at the opening game
they produced the fastest aggregration of ball players the
school has ever known. By good clean ball playing and co-
operation, the team succeeded in winning eight games and los-
ing but one. The pennant is ours, and we hope in the future
the Engineering ball-team may keep the standard that the team
of this class has given it. D
The officers of this class are men of good ability. Our
president, Mr. E. A. Hurme, is a man of strong personality. He
is a native of Finland, having come to this country many years
ago. He came to Valparaiso in nineteen l1undred six, and
gradually rose to prominence by his determination to succeed,
and such conduct as society could only approve. He has been
for some time instructor in Plane Surveying, Railway curves,
and Topography. The class expects to hear more of Mr.
Hurme in the future.
Probably next should come our orator. Though the Engin-
eering department is not essentially expressive of elocution,
but ca11 boast some for Mr. James Sellers, a man capable of
handling any subject. If wisdom consists in knowing what
is best to do next under any circumstance. James is a wise man.
He wears Hthe smile that never comes otff' and it is for every
one. James is better known as "Jimmie," especially among
the base ball fans where he is heard of as the star left Helder.
Wl1G1l you have heard his oration you will admit that he has
traversed the fields of knowledge well. and that he is going
down in history for the attainment. W
Mr. Wilson, spoken of as our Prophet is a man of broad
experience. having been born in England, reared in Mexico,
and educated in Valparaiso University. No more capable man
could have been chosen for the position of prophet. As a great
part of prophecy deals with that stage of life which is romantic,
it only confirms my former statement that Mr. Wilsoii has been
well selected because of his experience. He is popular. and
even famous. is a lover of the fair sex, and his name is a
household word among the women.
Our Poet, Mr. Nathaniel Rosenblum, is a representative
of deep thought, always concentrating his mind upon deep and
difficult problems, which he always masters. We have great
confidence in his ability as a poet a11d engineer.
Mr. Slote, our Secretary is so constituted that his post of
duty will always find him present at the time of need. His
past work has been perfect, and nothing more than a man
record need be mentioned of him.
Our Historian is a man of few and concise words. By
several attempts he has been able to get this history together. that many part never to meet again. I will close the History
And it dawns on him now as it never has before that history by stating that we have the deepest feeling of respect for our
is a. matter of the past, and with this thought of the good past dear professors, and all the classmates of the class of nineteen
and our good times, comes a little regret that it is gone, and hundred twelve.
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Each comrade heart,
To start lite's great campaign.
With bettered lnind,
And hopes sublime,
We enter this swift raceg
Some will win
By their utinost vim,
While some won 't stand the pace.
With infinite mass.
In our math class,
Successfully We playg
Why can't we now,
By the sweat of our brow,
Bring larger things to bay.
We will design
In every clinie,
Structures tall and graudg
They'll praise aloud,
In accents proud,
The noblest work of nian.
Not only high
Twixt earth and sky,
Do we seek glorious toilg
Our work is found,
Retreat from surface broil.
The master mind
Begins his climb.
At Fortunes bottom rungg
The shaky steps,
Prolong his quest,
The place the prize is hung.
Though life be long,
And years athrong,
We'll live them to the brim
Nor fear, nor care,
We'll have or share,
VVhat holds the future diin.
Colne shine, couie rain,
Conie joy, coine pain,
The Fates We will defyg
Witli colors gay,
While the rolling years go bv
E GI EERING PROGRESS
James E. Sellers
INGINEERING, the term that lured each and every
Q xilif I o11e ot us from our home and friends.
Engineering, the term that has caused us many
evenings of hard study.
Engineering, the profession in which each one
of us is so anxious to start our career.
Engineering, to which the progress of our country is due.
How many people of this great universe realize what the
engineering profession is doing for our country, our people,
our education, our own personal welfare in general?
Well, says the uninterested, 'tHow about our medical pro-
fession, our law makers, the public in general, do they not help
in the progress and development of our comm-cy?"
Our answer is, "Yes, indeed, but our engineers are the men
who have created that desire for progressiveness, they them-
selves through untiring eiforts have devised and completed
methods that enable us as a nation to become strong a11d noble,
and as individuals, to enjoy the luxuries of life as we are now
The doctor we know is doing excellent work among us all.
He is the one whom we consult when ill or injured, but., the
doctor has but one life in every patient depending upon his
skill and knowledge. He diagnoses his case and administers
The lawyer can refer to his law books, look up the techni'
cality in question, and perhaps win his case.
The engineer however, on the other hand, he who has thou-
sands upon thousands of lives depending upon him, he that
plans and constructs our large mountainous-looking sky scrap-
ers, massive bridges of steel, railroads connecting tl1e Atlantic
with the Pacific and carrying so many thousands of people
every year, does he not have many more lives depending upon
his skill and knowledge?
Just consider the responsibility involved in the construe-
tion of these different structures. Suppose one should prove
faulty, and fail, one, yes thousands of souls would be buried
in its ruins.
It is true, the doctor has one life depending upon him, but
the father of these structures has many more.
Our present mode of travel may also be considered, as rail,
water, and air, Did mother nature produce them directly?
Hardly so. It was our trained engineers who thru hard in-
dustrious toil conceived these inventions, and by working day
and night developed each and every one to the present stage,
and you undoubtedly noticed the engineer is the last. to be giv-
en credit for any of our late improvements.
Have you ever observed while traveling thru the country
or city the large massive bridges spanning a river, and as you
look out of the car window you wonder what a terrible catas-
trophe would take place if the bridge failed at that moment?
Or if observing a tall building you look up, up, oh ! so high, and
Wonder when, how, and by whom had these large buildings
been constructed? There they stand, day in and day out, their
heads towering high into the sky.
But how do they become such large structures, does mother
nature produce them, do our merchants, our lawyers, our doc-
tors, our public in general produce them? No, it is up to our
engineer to build and ascertain whether or not they are safe,
it is the man whose work is never done, who works half the
night so that a certa.in structure may be built and declared
safe for the public to use.
How many of our doctors, or lawyers could determine the
safety of any of our large buildings?
The future welfare of our nation is and always will be a
problem to be solved by our engineers, they have made the
country what it is to-day, and will supervise the construction
of it tomorrow, for instance, our army, our navy, railroads,
cities, and last of all our Panama cana.l, the largest engineering
feat of its kind ever performed, these are all accomplishments
of our engineers and are worthy of note.
But these are not all, our parks that are so artistically ar-
ranged, our beautiful harbors, our well kept sanitary streets
are all due to the progressiveness of our engineers.
If a water system is to be installed in a. city of any size the
first move is to call in a man who is familar with the work in
question, and ask for an estimate. This requires utmost accu-
racy, many hours, yes weeks of hard Work, much more than
the ordinary person thinks, and then after the estimate is
finished many more weeks and months of toil before the system
is ready for use.
Look back if you will fifty years ago, and compare the
progress of our nation at that time with the present. VVho is
responsible for the present mode of travel from coast to coast,
made in a few days. compared with weeks of the old schedule?
Who has been the means of you having drinking water, electric
lights, heat, and every convenience a person could wish for?
You may live in the country these days and if you feel so
disposed as to take a ride to town, it is only a matter of a few
minutes and you are in town, all business attended to and ready
to return home. Yes, dear friends, the future welfare of our
country is and always will be a. problem to be solved by men
who are devoting their entire life to work of this nature.
It is the engineering profession to-day that is developing
our country, making a city of a far off remote spot, unknown
to a living soul until developed by introducing electric and
steam roads, water facilities, paved streets, good substantial
buildings, safe bridges, and manufacturing plants if needs be.
What else is there to wish for to live and enjoy life? It is
men of this grand profession that are masters of ceremonies,
and without them progress would be very, very slow.
We are graduates of the engineering class of Valparaiso
University, are soon to become members of this grand and noble
profession, and we should all go into the fight gallantly, re-
membering tliat: Gardener Williains, the man who made the
Kimberly mines produce S500,000,000 worth of diamonds.
John Hays Hammond, one of the greatest mining engineers the
world ever produced. Sir Solin Scott-Moncrieif who built the
great Egyptian dam, Sir Benj. Baker and M. Eiffel, were all
men of broad thinking type, concentrating their thoughts upon
the subject in question and seeing that same was Enished.
Only by concentration can we ever expect to equip our-
selves for deeper penetration, therefore let us be honest, am-
bitious and thorough in every undertaking, and with Godls
help we are bound to make a success in life.
John Trotwood Moore's little poem may well be quoted
T'is the coward who quits to misfortune,
T'is the knave that changes each day,
Tlis the fool who wins half the battle,
Then throws all his chances away.
There is little in life but labor,
And to-morrow may find that a dream,
Success is the bride of endeavor,
And luck-but a meteor's gleam.
The time to succeed istwhen others
Discouraged, show traces of tireg
The battle is fought in the home stretch-
And won-'twixt the Hag and the Wi1'e.
As We are to-day so shall we be to-morrow, for it is not
what we can do that we take pride in, but what we think we
can do and then do.
We, as graduates are awaiting the sailing of our ship upon
distant seas, the destination of many is very uncertain, but
wherever we go, we go for a purpose, and that purpose is to
succeed, not from a financial standpoint entirely, but from an
educational standpoint as well.
As We go forth from this grand institution, let us not con-
sider ourselves completely educated and capable of taking the
world by storm, but, on the other hand, let us start out with
that determination of making good and stick by it. We have
a good solid foundation completed for us, and it is now up to
each and every one of us to continue the structure. Let us
work hard and be loyal to our profession, and above all do not
forget the interest at heart of every professor of this school
who has devoted his entire time to us during our training, and
has developed us to this stage of life. As we leave to go into
the world and battle with the various problems, remember
whatever success is attained by each and every-one of us, will
please each one of the professors of this school.
We, the graduating class of 1912, wish to thank them for
all past kindness and attention shown us during our entire stay
in this University.
May God bless them and guide their footsteps during the
years to follow, thus enabling them to carry on the good work
they are now performing.
TI-IE CITY IN Tl-IE SEA
QL' -1155 NE beautiful July afternoon about three weeks ago,
I stood on the Mexican coast near the city of Vera
Cruz. It was one of those dreamy days when na-
ture seems to have spent itself, or is recuperating
for some new change, As I stood overlooking the
Gulf of Campeachy which joined its silvery arm with the vast
depths of Mexico's waves, the freshness of the morning breeze
was delightfully refreshing and exhilirating as it came sigh-
ing softly over the harbor from the leeward of the Gulf Stream.
The rising sun shone from a point when its incident rays form-
ed an angle of thirty-tive degrees on the Gulf of Mexico. Not
a single ripple disturbed the calm, mirrored bay, peace and
quietude reigned supreme. The sun just rising to its zenith
shed its effulgent light in wondrous beauty o'er all. Suddenly,
as if by magic, the air became impregnated with vapors so
thick, that despite the directness of the sun ls rays it was im-
penetrable to the vision. A chain of clouds extended along the
Gulf to a height of forty palms, and projected nearly down to
the level of the sea.
Gazing into the placid waters, I was astonished to behold
a marvelously constructed city. It was as beautiful as Jeru-
salem, as unique and as artistic as Florence, as large as London,
and as naive as Paris. The streets were broad and were pav-
ed of marble. The sidewalks were of reinforced concrete and
were guaranteed to last forever. The buildings on either side
were magnificent. steel structures whose collossal strength
towered like the rock of Gibraltar, surpassing in their stress
and strain anything my most remote imaginations could con-
ceive. The architecture was of a new design, surpassing the
Gothic. Dorian or Corinthian both in beauty and in imposing
grandeur. I beheld gorgeous columns. pilasters,'collonades,
arches of enormous strength and superb balconies and palaces,
where the inhabitants were engaged in manifold pleasures.
There were parks, theatres. churches, schools, in a word, every
type of human institution, but what impressed me most was
the herculean engineering feats such as mighty bridges stretch-
ing their spans and arches over large riversq railroads both
elevated and submarineg artificial lakes and canals, and a
wonderful electrical sewerage system.
Upon enquiry of one of the urbanites of this Cosmopolitan
City, I learned that the city had been lately constructed under
the supervision of 1912 Engineers. I was imbued with an in-
tense desire to know who lived in the buildings, and how they
were getting along. I was told no aliens could go beyond the
city limits without a guide, I procured this necessary equip-
ment, a.nd my guide in strong Spanish accent told me of the
wonderful Creations of Engineering to be seen in the city.
While walking down the Applied Mechanics Street I marvelled
at the efficiency of the electric and railway systems. Every-
thing seemed to move as in an Elysian land of dreams. I walk-
ed but a block when I heard someone shout to me from the
other side ofthe street. Looking in the direction of the sound,
I saw Brigham alighting from a street car.' He was smoking
an imported Havana and carried a gold headed cane. He was
followed by a valet who carried his suit cases, and evening
coat. He seemed to watch every movement of Brigham with
keen attentiveness, I walked over to his side of the street and
clasped his hand heartilyg he was very friendly and we walked
down the street a short distance when he invited me into la
luxuriantly furnished office. A footman met us at the door
and relieved us of our coats and baggage. He told me after
we were seated that he was supervisor of a mine whose riches
were renowned since the days of the Montezumasg that he was
making 55280 per diemg that he was married and his wife had
red hair, which, when she entered the office shone like Mars.
He told me the whole class, with the exception of Sellers and
Wilson, lived in different parts of the city, and that I could
telephone to any of them or look them up in the directory if I
felt so disposed. Looking into the directory I beheld Dougall
who was Mining Engineer in the Calculus Building on Strength
of Material Street, where he had been for four years. Into his
charge the supervision of the mining plants of the city was
placed. I 4
He was also Consulting Engineer for the Municipal Light
Commission. He accorded me a cordial welcome as I entered
the office in which he was awaiting me. Dougall told me that
just across the corridor the offices of the Mexican Central R.
R. Company were located, and that I might find Goldman,
Hultslander, and Pulleyn who had been lately installed in the
offices. I found Goldman bent over a drafting board laying
out a sewerage system for a part of Toluca, where a new line
of the Railroad was being built. He was assisted in his work
by Hultslander who was smoking a cigarette and trying to
whistle at the same time "I-Iymno Nationale," the Mexican
National Hymn. Pulleyn, they informed me. was out of town
supervising some construction work. Hultslander told me that
it was being planned to establish the firm ot Goldman, Hult-
slander and Pulleyn as soon as a suitable suite of offices could
Goldman said that Rosenblum and Forman had offices on
Analytical Geometry Street, also on Fifth Avenue, New York,
where they were both busily engaged at that time. He showed
me a letter which he had lately received from Rosenblum, in
which Rosenblum asked how things were in the city in the sea.
Wliile Goldman dictated an answer to Rosenblum. I sent a
wireless dispatch' to Forman who was then rejoicing over the
arrival of a new-born son. He also sent me a wireless message
in return inviting me to visit his family. He also said that he
had invented an egineering device for draughtingg that Rosen-
blum and he were competing very vigorously with each otherg
that Rosenblum had secured the contract for a five hundred
thousand dollar railroad much to his house's disappointment.
After an hour 's pleasant conversation with my dear classmates,
I walked down the street. My attention was attracted to a large
glass window of a building that projected out conspicuously
from those on either side. I read the sign, "J. J. Giberson,
Electrical Engineer. Special attention given to Mining Elec-
trostaties and Illumination." I went into his office and his
stenographer. who was busily engaged i11 writing, told me to
sit down a while as Mr. Giberson would be in in a short time.
After I had been waiting for fifteen minutes he came into the
office. I hardly knew him so changed was his face, but the old
time voice and laugh of Valparaiso days were unchanged. He
told me Hurme was teaching in one of the largest Universities
in the city, and that he had worked out some new algebraic
formulae, greatly simplifying the affected quadratic and pure
biquadratic equations. He also worked out formulas of im-
mense advantage to the civil engineer in field work.
We found it impossible to visit with him very lo11g as he was
busily engaged with his class work. Hurme, however said that
he would take us around the university grounds in his limou-
sine the following Saturday. Wliile looking in the City Direct-
ory I saw the name E. R. McCue catalogued as Superintendent
of the Matamoras, Nacionale, Vera Cruz Railroad, I telephon-
ed to him and he invited me on a. special car to meet him at his
home, which was a large. magnificent mansion about which tlow-
ers, trees, and fountains and a. large orange orchard lent rich
coloring which greatly beautified the picturesqueness of the
place. It was Sunday. I shall never forget the trip we made
in the special car over l1is railroad to the different points of
interest on the road. His wife came along with us bringing
their two youngest children, a small boy of six, and a little girl
of four summers. They were both beautiful children, and seem-
ed to enjoy the trip more than any others of the party. You
could hear their merry laughter a mile away. Mac told me
that Kattman had become a Lawyer and that he was enjoying
a lucrative practice. I looked him up in the Directory and de-
cided to see him that day as he had a very important case in
court. Upon entering the courtroom, I beheld him in the act
of cl1arging the jury prior to their giving the decision
of the case. I need not say that he waxed eloquent, for in spite
of the immense testimony ofered against, him, he won the case.
I-Ie took me to the Royal Astronomical Cafe, where we had a
sumptuous banquet. Wliile here, he showed me papers which
evidenced that he received one hundred thousand dollars in
his last case for a retaining fee. He also told me that he did
considerable collecting for his Engineering classmates in the
city. I bade him good-bye with considerable reluctance on his
part, for he would have me stay longer. However the stress
of my private affairs made departure necessary.
I had hardly left Kattman when on the street a few mo-
ments later I met Patterson. He was wheeling a baby carriage
and had a train of young ones following him, I asked if he was
directing an aggregation of school children in physical culture
exercise and he answered: "No, I am going home. These kids
are all mine." I said, "Pat, how on earth do you support all
these?" He informed me that he was a Doctor of Medicine,
and not only made enough money to support them well, but had
plenty of money invested in real estate and a large farm be-
sides. Suffice it to say Pat had made good in the fullest sense
of that term.
I boarded a street car and met Slote. who was just leaving
the city for New York. He informed me he had property in
Gotham which needed his personal attention. He said he was
making money and I didn 't doubt it a bit for he carried a roll
large enough to choke a cow. I asked him if he knew where
Sellers was. He said he did. I asked him where, and he said
he had just left the city to go to La Cuidad de Mexico, as he
had lately been appointed Superintendent and President of
the Nacionale Silver and Gold Mining Company. He was
esteemed throughout the country, and his name was spoken in
every mining camp in the world, for he had become one of the
highest paid men in the Engineering profession. After visit-
ing Sellers for two days, during which time he showed me
through the vast mines that he owned, I was again forced to
leave because' of urgent business matters. I was going to my
hotel when I met H. E. Mundhenke, on Mathematics Street.
Being a great center of Mathematics, I was not surprised to
find his section of the city representative of the greatest exact-
ness. Mundhenke was busily engaged in revising the Calculus
text, and was also working on the fourth dimension, which he
expected would become a reality in a few years. He told me
that I might see Walter G. Black at his home on Sound and
Light Avenue 'ioff Cloud St." After a day's visit with Mund-
henke, I called on W. G. Black.
I was surprised to lind that Black was regarded as a high
authority on engineering. He was the Consulting Engineer
of all the railroads which the Mexican Government owned and
controlled. The duties of this important position, however,
occupied but little of his time, and left him for the most part,
to the leisure of retirement. He had a large and loving family,
his home was of the latest fire-proof design, and was presided
over by a beautiful queenly wife. He wanted me to spend the
summer with him, but I had so much business to attend to that
I had to forego that delightful pleasure. Black had as assist-
ants in his governmental work, H. A. Viquez and F. Jimenez.
These Porto Ricans being habituated to the climate and being
able to speak the language of commerce, which was Spanish,
were well fitted to capably assist him in his work. Moreover,
having lived in the Mexican country all their life, with the ex-
ception of their college days, they were in every way fitted to
dea.l with the geological topography of their native land. Both
were kept busy at the work for Black insisted that everything
be done with thoroughness. Owing to the excellent training
of their Alma Mater, the Valparaiso University, they were well
qualified to do anything in their line of work.
Last, but not least, comes Jesse Grube, Ph. D., C.
E. and a Chemical Engineer by choice. His work per-
formed in an elaborately equipped laboratory. His most re-
cent Scientific achievment was the manufacture of genuine dia-
monds. I-Ie so arranged protoplasm that it performed all the
functions of life except reproduction. Foremost among the
men of his time, he was highly honored. President of the Roy-
al Society of Engineering of the City in the Sea, City Chemist,
Health Commissioner, and other great and well deserved titles
were his. Wlien he saw me he put his Bunsen Burner out,
placed his apparatus away, and took me to his home which was
at a block 's distance. His wife, a beautiful woman of charm-
ing personality, accorded me a hospitable welcome. Never
have I been more royally treated, in my life. His family con-
sisted of six boys and three girls, and his was a happy home.
Grube was mayor of the city. He pointed with pride to the
fact that 'tThe City in the Sea,'l the city of the Nineteen-Hun-W
dred and Twelve Engineers, was the most beautiful and best.
governed city in the world. It was true, for in this city peace
and honor dwelt and virtue lived forever, thc purest love was
here and the cause of the righteous reigned in all things.
liaccalaureate Address by Prof. L. F. Eennett
vgygisgv ALL like to live. The greatest force in all living
X nature is the will to live. Because human beings
ablior annihilation they have invented explanations
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of many kinds to explain to their own satisfaction
the carrying on of the activities of lite after death.
Living means activityg to be something: to be soinebodyg it
means to have ideals and to strive to attain those ideals.
Deep down in our hearts we all admit to ourselves that
we want to do those things that are most worth while. VVe
want to be helpful to those about us. We realize that he who
gets most out of life puts most into it. "He who would be
greatest must be the servant of all." This requires effort. It
demands continuous, painstaking, intelligent, honest effort.
There are no short cuts. Those who have tried any but the
straight and narrow way have sooner or later failed.
The earth has not changed a second in its time of rotation
in centuries, and we believe it will continue to rotate. We
say that it rotates because of the unchangeable law ot gravity.
There are just as unchangeable laws of human conduct. They
are considered unchangeable because they have been tried by
thousands of persons and they always bring the same results.
Those who have tried other ways admit they have made a mis-
take and too often after all or nearly all of their life is spent.
"tNo one who leads a worthy life doubts for a minute that life
is worth living." t'No man nor nation ever accompislied any-
thing in opposition to nature 's laws."
There is a new science known as eugenics or good living.
The students of this science believe that a very important fact-
or in the making of a good life is to be well born. Some one
has humorously said that Hone Cillllf be too particular about
choosing his grandfather." We are paying great attention
to the breeding of cattle and hogs and too often neglect all in
the generation and development of the luunan kind. A very
large per cent of the thousands of the simple minded. paupers,
insane and many types of criminals have come from the same
kind of parents. This is known to be true, and still society
is doing little or nothing to prevent it. And when some broad
minded person suggests means to prevent this breeding of the
undesirable he is frowned upon and is told that it is unchristian,
inhuman, brutal to even hint about such a thing.
A very great deal of the suffering is due to the sins of the
parents. Children through no will of their own are brought
into the world defective. They must suffer and perhaps never
know a healthy day because, well because, society allows it.
Some day in the not very distant future most of this suffering
will be prevented. The defective person will receive the best
of care, but society will be sure he will be the last of his kind.
The student of good living is much interested in the gen-
eral problem of health. In some countries seventy-five per cent
of the children die before they are live years of age, and fifty
per cent before they are one year old. A very great deal of
the suffering is due to ignorance, but some do know better
and don 't care. Some think they are shrewd enough to break
the laws of life and escape the penalty. People must be taught
how diseases are carried and the necessity of absolutely obey-
ing the laws in regard to them. It requires an effort to just
live in our complex civilization with all of its requirements.
An awakening of the public conscience is needed and a willing-
ness on the part of each one to act according to the best of
his knowledge. An easy life is an ineffective life. Energetic
and wide awake people are necessary.
To be the best kind of a person is first to be a good animal.
Wliat is better than to have a good digestion, a good circulation
and the power to take good long breaths and enjoy them J! No
problem adapted to that person is too great for him to attack.
The world stands inviting him to battle, he accepts the chal-
lenge and is victor in the combat. It is not necessary that
you should weigh two hundred pounds and be six feet tall
but that all there is of you should be of the best material. In
such a body there is a better chance. for the sane a.nd well
trained mind, one that "sees things in their natural orderf'
that sees things as they really are and has the courage to call
them by their right names.
lVe need more who believe that all necessary work is
honorable and who are not afraid to do it. The man who digs
in the ditch and who does it well is just as honorable as he
who sits in the president ls chair. If we are giving service we
are doing well. There are hordes of inefficient workmen who
are incapable of doing good work. A few are to be blamed
but more are to be pitied. There are too many people who do
things by halves. The standing room is all taken by them and
it is at the bottom of the ladder. They take no pride in that
which they are doing. They call themselves unlucky. HThe
laborer is worthy of his hiref' and they are getting all they
earn. The rewards of the intelligent workman do not sur-
prise him. He gets what he has a right to expect. He is paid
a good wage for his work and that is all.
We are spending millions to train the intellect of our young
and feel that it is not wasted. Intellectual capital is the best
possible capital. Perhaps some of you have not even your car
fare home but you are not considered paupers. You have that
which can be exchanged in any market for money. The power
and the will to do work. Education should fit a man to do
better all kinds of work and not unfit him for any kind. The
educated man can fit so much better into the various walks of
life. 'fThere is nothing more practical then knowledge, noth-
ing less practical than ignorancef' A well known educator
has said, 'tEducation is something more than going to school
for a few weeks each year, it is more than knowing how to
read and write. It has to do with character, with industry
and with patriotism. Education tends to do away with vul-
garity, pauperism and crime, tends to prevent disease and
disgrace and helps to manliness, success and loyalty. 'Ignore
ance leads to all those things that education tries to d-J away
with and it tends to do away with all those things that educa-
tion tries to cultivatef'
A certain young man of my acquaintance was a graduate
of a technical school of this state. After graduation he wi-nt
to Chicago for work. He began at the bottom in a large cor-
poration and in less than one year time he occupied a trusted
position with hundreds of men under him. He had no special
aptitude for his work. He did have, however, a trained mind.
Men who had worked years could not advance. He passed
through all their different positions and he did their work, too.
There was no pull of any kind. He advanced because he could
do the work. He could give results and they are wha.t count.
What this man has done has been repeated by several others
in the same corporation. This young man was willing to
spend years in preparation.
The great trouble with too many young people is they are
not patient enough to prepare themselves. They do not know
that a cheap preparation is the least practical, and that that
only which tends towards permanence is best. They do not
seem to realize what efficiency really means. They do not
have that high moral purpose in their work that is satisfied
only with the best that can be done. Their ideals are narrow
and low. They do not know that by plowing the field better,
by being more pleasant in the store, by building the house
warmer and more secure, by making a better pair of shoes, a.
better coat, in short, by being more honest in their work they
are contributing to the happiness of hundreds of people.
It is said on every side that it is almost impossible to get
workmen that can be implicitly trusted. In the schoolroom
the teacher must watch to see that no one is cheating. It is
a sad commentary on our educational system that students
who are supposed to become the moral as well as the intellect-
ual leaders of their communities can not be trustedg and it is
hard to understand how a person can use an interlinear trans-
lation and ever look his teacher in the face. These are the
ones who are the poor workmen who will beatyou if they can,
and who do as much or more than the so-called criminals to
reduce the moral standard of this country. This type of an
ideal will sink a Titanic.
There is something about the person of honor that is hard
to describe, but he makes one take a. new hold on life when we
meet and know him. He can see a beauty and a usefulness in
all that he does. The furrows are plowed deeper and more
corn is grown, honest measure is given at the store, a few
needed extra nails prevent the house being blown over, the bet-
ter shoes and warmer coat enables the courier to cross the
mountains and deliver his message. This type of ,man builds
up a ship Hwithout a dishonest bolt in her" and will see that
it is so well equipped tha.t when the catastrophe comes the
passengers are saved. Such a man is ready to act in the
emergency. His whole life is a preparation for that supreme
and crucial moment in which the life of an individual or
perhaps of a nation is at stake.
The great Darwin spent twenty years gathering and
classifying material after his return from his voyage around
the world 'before he wrote "The Origin of the Species." He was
then ready to carry all before him. His arguments for and
against the idea for which his book stood and still stands have
not been successfully refuted. Although an invalid for fO1'ty
years he did a work that has perhaps never been surpassed in
magnitude and importance, and for which he has been called
the intellectual liberator of the world. Nothing was too trivial
for his notice. He was a master of detail. And in the pres-
ence of the great thought, the creation of his own brain, which
was to shake the very foundations of the world of learning he
was supremely humble.
To be prepared is part at least of the secret of genius.
Agassiz, the greatest of Zoologists was always at work, in sea-
son and out of season. Wliile on a vacation trip to Brazil he
gathered eighty thousand specimens for his museum at Har-
vard. He bubbled over with information and enthusiasm con-
cerning his favorite subjects, and he had the power to interest
all who would listen to him. Many times when less persistent
persons would have given up, and it seemed impossible for him
to go further, friends came to his aid and he was able to ac-
complish more than he had ever hoped to do. 't'l'he world
stands aside to let any man pass who knows whither he is
going." He had that 'tiniinite capacity for taking painsf'
and of enlisting the help of students and laymen wherever he
went. He was kind, warm hearted, more exacting of himself
than of others and willing and ever ready to commend good
work wherever he saw it. .
To Agassiz a physical fact was as sacred as a moral prin-
ciple and the animals that he studied were but the expressions
of the ideas of the Creator. He was reverent, he was consid-
erate of the opinions of others and rejoiced in the advance-
ment in other fields of knowledge as well as in his own. He
was a great Hhunian man." He shortened his life several
years because he would not rest. He liked the people of
America because so many wanted to learn and he wished to do
his share in teaching them and showing them Nature as he
saw her. His last public appearance was at a lecture before
a farmer's institute. No teacher of modern times has had a
greater influence over students and associates than he,
Not all can be an Agassiz but all can represent the high
type of manhood, the industry, the willingness to help and the
ideals of such a one.
Read the biography of the world's great and you find a
great purpose in the life of each one. Some were born rich,
others poor, but they all traveled the same road, that of hard
work in order to attain their ideal.
A great deal is said today about the advantages of the
poor boy and girl over that of the rich. "I congratulate you
young man and young woman because you were born poor,"
is a statement often heard on the lecture platform. They hold
up to our view the lives of many of the world's great: Ben-
jamin Franklin, the poor printer, Thomas Edison, the news-
boy, Abraham Lincoln, the railsplitter, and numerous others.
Let me tell you they were great in spite of being poor.
Did you ever consider how few of the immensely large number
of poor boys and girls ever rose to greatness? There is no
virtue in having nothing, even though it is so common, any
more than in being rich. It is what you are that counts.
be born a son or daughter of the rich involves greater re-
sponsibility and demands a better education and training than
to be born with an iron spade in the hand."
VVe hear so much today of the life of service. The Great
Master spent thirty years preparing for three years of service
and no one has left a greater impression nor a higher ideal than
He. although his life was spent with a simple people. It was
He who showed us the difference between the doctrine of Han
eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth " and that of the golden
rule, the difference between barbarism and the highest civiliza-
tion. Did His life pay? This is a question that each one must
answer for himself.
Most of the world 's heroes are uncrowned heroes. Many
have lived their lives in out of the way places and few have
heard of them. But you go into their communities and you
will soon find that some great man or woman has been there
and has done much too soften the lives and smooth over the
rough places of the many with whom they have come in con-
Franklin said, ftDiligence is the mother of good luck."
But diligence without intelligent direction amounts to little.
Work without a purpose is of little avail. The man best able
to cope with the problems of life is the educated man. He is
t.l1e genuine man Hwhose personal influence is one of the
strongest moral forces we have." He is the efficient work-
man, the man not out of a job. Recall for a minute those
whom you know and who have an influence for the good.
They are the intelligently industrious. They are not lazy.
They stand for something. When great moral questions
arise you do not have to ask on what side they are to be
found. You know they have the courage of their convictions.
Their life without a word spoken is a continuous example of
good citizenship. They are the people "who make the whole
Again, an intellectual training in school and out of school
is helpful in developing a life most worth the living. An edu-
cated man is good company for himself as well as for others.
He sees that relation between cause and effect that makes this
a world of law and not of caprice. The difference between an
educated man and an ignorant man is the difference between
order and chaos. "An ignorant man stumbles over small
obstacles because he does not understand them." The most
ignorant savage can see the sun rise as well as the most intelli-
gent person, but it required a Newton to explain why. The
farmer knows that certain soils are better for one crop than
for another and that a certain preparation is necessary for
that crop, and he plants his seeds accordingly. He isan edu-
cated man and he acts like one. He is as much educated for
his work as is he of any of the so-called learned professions.
Mother Nature never tells him any lies and he believes her im-
plicitly. lf he can make one kernel more of corn to grow on
an ear he can add millions of dollars annually to the value of
the corn crop.
The scientist in his laboratory is taught the same laws and
he is able to make the wonderful discoveries that have done so
much to save life. We understand what the farmer is doing
and would consider him a failure should he do other than he
does: but the scientist. because he is often working with ma-
terials which we little understand, we call a dreamer.
Dr. Ross worked two years in India trying to find the
malaria fever germ. He was confronted by almost insur-
mountable obstacles. He didn't know what mosquito to look
for, nor did he know what he was looking for would look like
when he found it. He dissected and examined with the great-
est care a large number of mosquitos before he found the right
one, and now the cause and prevention of malaria are known,
and as a result thousand of lives are saved each year.
lt was Dr. Walter Reed of the United States Army who
with several assistants found that a certain mosquito was the
sole carrier of the yellow fever. One of the greatest triumphs
of modern times, if not of all times, was what the American
doctors did in Cuba.. When Havana was first invested by
American troops it was one of the worst yellow fever infested
cities in the world: and when the soldiers left the city the
plague was completely under control. Our soldiers have done
many things of which we may justly be proud, but it seems to
me that they all sink into insigniiicance compared with what
the medical corps so quietly did. No true American can read
of their work in Cuba without being proud that he is of the
same country as these hard working self-sacrificing physicians.
Under the direction of Colonel Gorgas Panama has been
changed from one of the most deadly places on the earth to
one of the healthiest. This almost herculean task of cleaning
up of this narrow strip was possible because of the painstaking
work of the student with the microscope that preceded it.
The germ of the bubonic plague was found to be carried
by Heas and that these Heas were spread by rats. Immediately
after the discovery students went to the plague infested spots
of Asia and tried to relieve them. Most of the Asiatics would
do nothing. Their religion taught them that it was wrong to
kill rats as well as other animals. This religious prejudice
could not be overcome Hlld the people were left to die. The
Japansese were an exception. An imperial edict was issued to
kill the rats. The rats were killed and Japan had no plague.
San Francisco witnessed a fight with the plague a few
years ago. Dr. Blue was placed in charge. The Work was
systematized. The help of the business men was sought and
given, and a number of assistants were engaged. The city was
placed under the control of the health department. Rats
were caught by the hundreds and labelled and carefully ex-
amined for fleas. The result was the tracing of all eases of
the bubonic plague to the fleas. Another triumph for intelli-
gent action. Who gets the most out of life, the ignorant and
superstitious peoples or the intelligent ones who know the value
of scientific work and who are willing to be governed by the
results of this kind of work?
Few, comparatively, have heard of the men who have
spent their lives studying means to save life and in some cases
have lost their lives as a result of this study, but most all have
heard of those who have gone to battle to kill and they never
tire of talking of their bravery. We erect monuments to and
deliver oi-ations eulogizing those whose greatest deeds were to
destroy their fellow men.
At the same time we are studying how to preserve life. The
governments of the world are increasing their appropriations
for their armies and navies. The United States spends enough
on one battleship to more than pay for the drainage of the
swamps of this state and make it possible for hundreds of peo-
ple to live in health and happiness by giving them tillable land
free from mosquitos. lt is to be hoped that the arbitration
courts will so increa.se in power and popularity that all our
national differences may be settled in a peaceful way, and
that in the not distant future the nations will cease taking the
flower of their manhood from the useful walks of life to fill
their armies and to man their ships.
The intellect of the well rounded man is more than a cold
and feelingless machine. A person with a trained intellect
may be a criminal, but it is seldom the case. It is usually
quite the reverse. The truly great are sympathetic, they are
altruisticg they have the good of their fellowmen at heart.
Their work is constructive and helpful. To them "the gods
are at the helm and they will have nothing but the best."
Thinking in straight lines can't help but to build character.
'4Knowing right and doing it is the basis of character build-
ing." "The moral character is based on knowing the best,
choosing the best and doing the best. lt cannot be built on
imitation. The growth of man is the assertion of individual-
ity." f'History is the record of the act of robust man."
That person is not truly living unless he is a help to his
community, and in order to be a help he must have a genuine
desire to help. This desire is not something he can put on or
off as the occasion demands. It must be present every day and
in everything he does. He does not wish to get something
for nothing. He knows that dynamite is the tool of the cow-
ard. To him hthe problem of life is not to make life easier,
but to make men stronger." Every day 's work has a place in
the formation of character. "Life is a progress and not a
Wl1a.t is needed more than anything
esty in thought and action. honesty that is above dollars and
cents. He that has that kind of honesty has the greatest asset
that a man can have. He can be trusted. His word is as good
as his bond. It requires years to build up such a reputation
else is honesty. hon-
and it is a struggle to keep it in this day when success is so
ofte11 measured by the dollar sign. "NVhen a men is alone
with gold he is alone with nothing."
You my young friends, may not attain great wealth nor
coveted position. but you can be honest. Remember that
Mother Nature never makes a mistake when she adds. '4That
which ye sow. shall ye also reap" is just as true as that the sun
will rise on the morrow. You cannot afford to barter your good
name for anything. Your purpose in life is everything. Let
your mission be to combat fraud. May you be able to keep
your own self-respect and to always look the world in the
face. Remember that each step upward is a step won for
humanity. The world and life are before you. Don't forget
the best. "There is no higher wisdom than to live here and
now. live our highest and best, partaking of all good things
I wish you good health. good habits, plain living, clear
thinking, high efficiency and a long life.
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-Tommy gets up to study Calculus.
-Tommy goes back to bed.
-Forman puts four cold ones on the ice.
-Hurme and Dougall rob the ice box.
-"Rosie" turns over in bed and sights
alarm clock. '
-Hultslander and Pulleyn start for school.
Prof. Goldman calls roll of Club Swing-
Class dismissed-no one present.
-Sellers starts for Forman's ice box.
-Roll call and eats-no one present.
-"Pinkie" and girl start for 6 o'clock
Cement Laboratory begins-two present
lProf. and Ass't,J
-Giberson and Brigham sweep out Com-
-"Pat', feeds pony for 9 o'clock exam.
"Rosie" has breakfast brought to bed.
-Kattman sneaks in bacteriology lab.
-Calculus sharks arrive-Grube in the
Prof. Cloud calls roll-sharks still arriv-
McCue gets first bawling out.
-Prof. Black and apparatus arrive on the
-Slote seen flirting with cook-he missed
-Forman and Sellers start for town with
-Viquez buys daily supply of candy.
-Chapel-Tommy getting up.
ENGINEERS' DAILY R-OUTINE
30-"Pinkie" and girl start for Sager's.
36-Mundlienke and Jiminez follow artillery.
00-"Pat" and pony arrive.
01-Artillery reinforced by Brigham.
08-The "inseperables" arrive.
40-Prof. Yeoman and bike sighted in the
11-Masonry Construction-Prof. explains
15-Slote and Goldman discussing Socialism.
30-Black's wife calls up-baby's got new
43-Jiminez on sixth lap around campus.
47-"Pat's" pony balks.
00-Bull Durham analysis-everyone awakes.
O2-Hobble skirt sighted by Jimmie.
0214-Mad rush for door-Tommy in the
05-Engineers quartette render "Hurme
rinse the can, the glass is coming."
08-Second bell-funeral march to class.
45-Prof. Black shows stars to Astronomy
class-Kattman, Brigham, Giberson,
10-Strength of Materials-impact demon-
strated upon McCue's head.
45-Restlessness-cause-odors from Hotel
00-Double quick rush for "hash."
02-Hurme and Dougall serve soup.
15-"Pinkie" stuffs pockets full of biscuits.
30-Viquez and Jiminez watching Altruria
43-Fishing trip discussed.
58-Mundhenke still eating.
Afternoon session starts-fishing trip
still main topic.
Black and family start for outing to
17-Grube and wife follow.
Bunch goes surveying.
"Rosie" poses for diving Venus.
Seminary-Slote reads paper on "Ad-
vantages of Sagerologyf'
-Slote proceeds to demonstrate with an
Industrial Chemistry-afternoon nap-
Timmons master of ceremonies.
Jiminez makes a "star" recitation in
-Goldman washing a celluloid collar-
date with East Hall queen.
-Pulleyn and Hultslander begin astron-
Black and family retire.
Kattman and Grube seen flirting with
Brigham takes a "Knapp"
Slote and Grube observed darning socks.
Taps-nighthawks start for town.
01-Engineers' quartette render, "You must
wear rutlies on your nightshirt or
you won't get a second piece of pie."'
Lights out-Engineers exempt.
Giberson and Viquez seen descending
Lembke Hre-escape. '
"Rosie," Jiminez and "Pinkie" continue
Nighthawks start to fly.
ENGINEERING BASE BALL TEAM
HE University League opened with teams represent-
ing the four classes that usually contend tor base-
ball honors. Soon after the league opened there
arose disagreements among the league representa-
tives, which for a short time, gave matters an
aspect of some seriousness.
The Engineers crossed bats with the Lawyers in thelnrst
game, and administered a beating to our legal friends. The ex-
citement of the game was increased by demonstrations of
class spirit. Theltooting of a horn in the grandstand caused
a melee among the rooters.
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After winning the Erst two games, the representatives of
the Orange and Black, seemed over confident, for in the third
game they were defeated by the Pharmic-ltledic squad. The
Engineers had a substitute in the box, but perhaps the extra-
ordinary amount of determination which the P. M. team put
into the game, brought them the victory. Some one said the
Engineers lost to encourage others, but why was the coat of
white wash essential for such encouragement?
However the first defeat was also the final one which the
Engineers sustained. All other games they counted as vietor-
The games of June 15th were forfeited, due to the closing
of the school year for the Pharmics-Medics and Lawyers, result-
ing in the disbanding of the ball teams which represented those
The Chautauqua being held at University Park, the game
ot June 22nd was played at the fair grounds. The result of
this game was that the Engineers won from the Scientifics by a
score of 9-3. This victory won the championship for the Engin-
eers and closed the season. ,
Probably the most note-worthy feature of the pennant win-
ning team was the manner in which Boyle, the one armed play-
er, managed his one hand to such good advantage when he
was in the box or the field.
In conclusion it must be said, that the appreciation of the
class goes to the untiring efforts of "Chick" Eberts and his
The schedule of the season was as follows:
April 13-Pharmic-Medios, 45 Scientitics, 5.
Lawyers, 4, Engineers, 7.
April 20-Scientifics, Engineers, 4.
Lawyers, 3: Pharmic Me-dies, 2.
April 27-Pharmic-Medios, 95 Engineers, O.
Scientifics, 7, Lawyers, 6.
May 4-Lawyers. 4g Engineers, 7.
Pharmie-Medios, 5g Scientitics, 2.
Lawyers, 0, Engineers. 1.
Scientincs, 3g Pharmic Medics, 2.
Scientitics vs. Lawyers. Forfeited by Law-
Engineers vs. Pharmic-Medios. l+'orfeitf-rl
June 22-Engineers, 95 Scientifics, 3.
THE MANUAL TRAINING CLASS
Harry Tregear g
C I RIOR TO 1903 the management of Valparaiso Uni-
versity saw the necessity of establishing a depart-
! ment in which students might have the opportunity
to prepare themselves for teaching work along
vocational lines. This necessity arose from the fact
that industrial and vocational studies had become important
as a part of the curriculum of the public schools and the train-
ing of the hand and eye bid fair to stand on equal footing with
the languages, mathematics, and the sciences. Witli this idea.
in view the Manual Training Department was established in
the summer term of 1903 with Prof. H. M. Appleman at its
head. The aim was to give to all who desired a thorough and
practical training in the subject. V
In the fall term ofthe same year Prof. H. F. Black became
the head of the department. Prof. H. M. Appleman again took
charge in the summer term of 1904. Two years afterwards
Prof. Black resumed the work, He has held the position until
the present date.
The original room was the west half of the south wing of
Commercial Hall. Two benches and two lathes were installed.
The power for the lathes was furnished by a gasoline engine.
Later electrical power was substituted. Because of increasing
demands for space the room was enlarged from year to year
and additional machinery was installed until, today, the shop
occupies the entire ground floor of the south wing of the build-
ing, The west wing contains a modern draughting room for
The department graduated its first class of four members
in 1906. Each year the class has increased in membership and
now at the seventh animal commencement those graduated
number twenty. Since the establishment of the department
a total number of eighty-four students have received diplomas
which confers upon them the degree of Bachelor of Manual
Training CB. M. TJ
We have not only the largest number of graduates this
year, but we are also the most energetic and ambitious. This
can readily be seen by glancing over the minutes of the Arts
and Crafts Club, an association composed of the Manual Train-
ing students. This association has for its purpose the read-
ing of papers and the discussion of up-to-date subjects pertain-
ing to our work. The organization was effected by a meeting
called by Prof. Black, Dec. 21, 1911. After Prof. Black gave
us a talk on the purpose of the organization the following offi-
cers were chosen: Harry V. Johnson, presidentg D. Pack-
wood, secretaryg Robert Kegg, treasurer, Harry Tregear, class
The work of the association began with enthusiasm which
was carried throughout the year without diminution.
E. N. Bowers .....
N. G. Deniston ,,.,,
J. F. Engerson .....
Bernard Hensen ......
Everett M. Hiler. ........ .
Lynn De F. Hunt
Wilbur S. Jackson
Harry V. Johnsen
Elizabeth Koontz .....
MANUAL TRAINING GRADUATING CLASS
.......West Milton, Ohio
............Lake Odessa, Mich.
.,......Columbia City, Ind.
...,....Morris, New York
......,.Battle Ground, Ind.
.............Olean, New York
Alfred W. Little
George H. MacCoach ....
Raymond H. McDonnell ...... .....
D. Packwood ....... . ....... ..
R. E. Shaw ........
J. R. Lamer ............
G. A. Thompson .......
Harry Tregear ......
Nellie Walker .....
L. S. Wood .......
Class Editor .....
........North Bay, Ont.
....Buffalo, New York
.East Liverpool, Ohio
.......Rising Sun, Ind.
.........Mt. Carmel, Ill.
...Harry V. Johnsen
"Music teaches the art of development most exquisitely."---D'Israeli
Gosch, Loy M. .......... ....., ......................... . . . ......,. Freeport, Michigan
Williams, Harry Ernest ............................ Llanclly, South Wales, England
TEACHERS CERTIFICATE COURSE
Amstutz, Fannie S. ..... ,.,,,.................... ....... V a lparaiso, Indiana
Amstutz, Fannie S. ...,.............. ................ ....... V a lparaiso, Indiana
Amundsen, Martha Jonina ....... ,,.,...,. M altby, Minnesota
Brown, Ada ......ii..........,........... .,.....,... D eQueen, Arkansas
Dennis, Marion ..........
Farver, Grace Pearl .....
Lantt,o, Mrs. Emil ...........
Matthews, Violette Mae .....
........South Bend, Indiana
.......Indiana Harbor, Indiana
Porter, Lucile G. ,,..,,.,,,,,,, ,,,,.4,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, A Ima, Montana
Scott, Anna ................................. ......... B ethany, Illinois
Shurte, Blanche C. ...................... ....... W anatah, Indiana
Utterback, Mrs. Verna Shafer .....
Public School Music
Amundsen, Martha Jonina ,,,,,,, .,,,,,,, It flaltby, Minnesota
Aflldfy AHCO M. .......-................. ...... I Vestboro, Wisconsin
EISOH, Alda .......l........... ....... A uburn, Indiana
Gardner, Mabelle D. ...,.. ,,,,,,, C lifton, Cgloradg
G13-SS, Louise ............. ....... B agley, Wisconsin
Godshall, Pearl ..........
Hannon, Fannie B. ..... '
. ................... Kouts, Indiana
Kent, Mrs. Ora ..........
........Columbia City, Indiana
Kinsey, Gladys F. ..,... .
Mavity, Mae .................
Mawhorter, Beulah .
Morris, Gertrude E.
Moser, Mrs. Lloyd L.
Renfro, Cora M. ...... .
Brown, Ruth Axe .....
E. XV. CHAFFEE. Dean
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MUSIC CLASS HISTORY
Mrs. A. W. Utterback
" HE history of this illustrious class began at no dei-
nite time. From the time of their various en-
trances they hustled along, obtaining one credit
after another until they accumulated the required
nmnber of credits.
Q I Vw!!
Our two years stay at this University has been a very
pleasant one, aside from the fears of not passing those examina-
tions in Harmony, Counterpoint, Public School Music, and
However, Composition is quite fascinating as some few ot
the class bid fair to equal Haydn, Mozart, or perhaps Bee-
For some time the class seemed to lack life, but when -the
Musical Society was organized more spirit was shown.
The excellent programs rendered, were such as to be of
credit to any school. In order that you may get a. glimpse of
our social life, we will bring you to the hall of music where a
conclave ot instruments is being held.
Pianos, cornets, trombones, flutes, horns, tifes, violins,
guitars, accordians and drums, all were represented.
t'We have inet here," said the chairman, Hto review in
friendly discussion the various activities connected with the
past years work in the music hall. I think you will all agree
that this year's class has shown marked improvement, espec-
cially in class spirit."
"That's right," piped the tife, 'tfor besides the regular
class work there was a large choir which sang in chapel every
Tuesday and Friday morning." V
t'Oh Yes," shrieked the Hnte, UI heard one girl say last
winter that she hoped they would only sing one song, so she
could skip out the back door before she turned into an iciclef'
L'Oh," tooted the trench horn, Uyou should have heard the
chorus sing, 'The Golden Legend., "
'tYes, indeed," echoed the clarinet, HI' used to hear them
practicing every night."'
HBooml boom! listen to ine!" bawled out t.he drum, 'LYou
have all forgotten to say anything about the Musical society
that met every two weeks. Besides having a tine program
every night. they played games and as a final stunt partook
of punch and waters."
"Go on, tell us some more about it." sang out the eoruet.
"VVell, one night they all talked about such things as Pa
Kinsey's apple pie-sagerology, and the couple that wr-re lu--
hind me, even discussed their first love attair, No. it XVilSll.i
Miss Bently and Mr. Hall because they had to leave after the
"Oh well. I know something about that," said the piano
from room tliirty-eight, but no pleading on the part ol' the
instrurnents could make him divulge his secret.
Just then the accordian wheezed out a bit of news which
interested all. 'LI played at one of those programs and after
it was over we all went out to Sager's Lake and had a marsh-
mallow roast, and who do you think led the way?"
t'Can't guess." came a medley of voices. t"l'he smallest
couple in Music Hall. whom we sometimes call the Turtle
Doves," answered the accordian.
Say. do any of you know who those two were that used to
sit in the window on the second tloor, and talk during the
'tOh Yes, I do," quivered the violin, HI heard one of the
students say that Miss Kinsey and Mr. Ashley had a corner on
"Oh let talk about something sensible," bellowed the
big bass viol. t'.Did any of you go to Chicago to hear the
Apollo Club? One of the girls said they had a fine time, as
Miss Mitchell made a fine chaperon. assisted by?-a friend,"
As the meeting of the instruments is drawing to a close
we will not linger longer, This day. worthy classmates marks
the end of our long struggle. The joys, the hopes. the aspira-
tions. who knows their height or depth!
With fond recollections ot our pleasant schools days in
May we never forget the Music Class of nineteen hundred
FTER thirteen successful years teaching music. I
decided to make a tour of the world. I went to
Denver, where I met Mabelle Gardner, who had just
LQMXQL won in a woman-suffrage campaign. I persuaded
her to go with me, so we went on to Salt Lake
City, where, in the great Mormon Tabernacle we found H.1E.
Williams, director of the choir.
Our next stop was Butte, Montana, where we found Grace
Farver, operating a phonograph in the station. She put on a
record the "March of the Dwarfs", played by Blanche Shurte,
who was living in Alaska, Y
Just then we heard a commotion in the street and rushing
out we saw Mesdames Kent, Utterback, Lautto and Moser, lead-
ing a procession, noticing the banners they carried, we saw
they were for NXVOlI1H11lS rights" in Montana.
At Medical Lake, Wash.. we found Gladys Kinsey head
nurse of the state sanitarium and wife of the head physician
A few days later while passing an opera house in San
Francisco, we heard a shriek and a crash, rushing in we found
Gertrude Morris had fallen from high sea CCD.
We sailed west to the Phillipines, where we found Lulu
Glass and Martha Amundsen as government Public School
At Moscow, Russia the guide took us to visit a home for
friendless dogs. It is useless to say that we were surprised to
ind Mildred Bentley founder of the l1o1ne.
Of course we visited all the great music Conservatories,
and were not surprised to find Marion Dennis professor of
Counterpoint at Leipsic, and Anna Scott teaching in place of
Leschetizky in the ienna Conservatory.
We went to the largest theatre in Paris, and recognized
Fannie Hannon and Ruth Stoner as the most graceful dancers.
On the boat back to New York, we met Lucile Porter, and
her husband, playing in the orchestra.
In the corridor of the Knickerbocker Hotel, in New York,
we were stopped by Cora Renfro, whose husband was the pro-
prietor. We went with her to her private music room to talk
over old times. She told us that Fanny Amstutz had married
a millionaire on 5th Ave. and that she was quite a popular com-
poser. She showed us a letter from Pearl Godshall, who had
edited a History of Music, and was teaching in the Boston Con-
She suggested that we attend Grand Opera, in which Ruth
Axe Brown, now married, was Prima Dona and her husband
was the leading tenor.
Our vacation drawing to a close, we decided to go to Chi-
cago, and from there to Valpo. Just as We were ready to take
the train, we met Beulah Mawllorter, who told us that she
played rag-time at Ted Snyder 's,
We reached Valpo and took a taxicab to Music Hall and
found that Violet Mathews had taken ,Mrs Roe's place and
that Alice Arndt had been so successful as Public School Music
teacher, and her class was so large that she only charged 955.00
for the summer term.
On going down town, we found the patrons of Lyric Thea-
tre being entertained by Mae Mavity's singing. While in
Valpo, we were guests of Ada Brown and her husband, who
was proprietor of the M. E. Bogarte book store. Our ways
divided here and we departed to our respective homes, having
inet or heard of all of our V. U. classmates.
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Treese: Search me.
Bennett: Well, I wouldn't get much.
Later in the recitation.
Treese: What would be an example of an
Bennett: A goose.
Bennett: When water is mixed with clay,
what is formed?
Treese: Carbon dioxide.
Mr. Bennett Cin Zoologyjz "We lived twen-
ty-five miles from town and it took us two
days to make the trip because we always went
loaded both ways."
Prof. B. F. Williams: "What is the differf
ence between a university student of Chaucer's
time, and a student of today?"
Klueh: "In Chaucer's time they were chiv-
alrous and used horses. Today they are bold
and use 'ponies'."
A school paper is a great institution. The
editor gets all thc blame, the manager gets all
the experience, and the printer gets all the
If love is blind, can a divor-cee? And if tea
leaves, would that give coffee grounds for a
A candy boy passing through a car encoun-
tered a cross old gentleman and says: "Pop
corn! pop corn!"
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is anything more up to date than the "goo goo"
Mr. Williams: "Mr,
to Mr. Jeglum again?"
Mr. Raef: "No, sir, I was talking to myself.
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O. P. K.: "Mr. Disher, have you any broth-
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pursued and limb by limb surveyed."
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thing, l would have good sense. Then I would
get married and continue my education."
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clean young man to work on a coal wagon."
Pres. Brown did not realize until too late that
it was April lst.
Mr. Bennett fin Geologyjx "Life was first
brought to earth on an ether wave."
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At the Scientific Social
Question: What is a cave? Question: What is a lithographic stone?
Ans.: A cave is a quiet hole in the ground
composed of limestone and found only in lime-
Question: Why were there no flower loving
insects in the permian? '
Ans.: Because there were no bright blos-
soms and enticing odors to make them spring
up from their resting place. In short there
were no flowers.
Question: What is Geology?
'Ans.: Geology is the study of the future in
the light of the present.
Ans.: A lithographic stone is a stone form-
ed and found extensively throughout the lith-
Question: Who was Pliny?
Ans.: Pliny was a Roman and classified as
One student wrote of "permissible and im-
perrnissableu strata of work.
Question: What is a fold?
Ans.: A fold is a twisted part of the earth
where it is heaped up.
COLLEGE LIFE AT VALPO.
A Tragedy by A. Math. Hater.
CAST or CHAnAc'rE1is.
Literature ........................................... ........ H eroine
Queen Calculus .....
Trigonometry ........ .... - .
King Algebra IV ........................ Aids to Calculus
Scene I. Room R itypifying Paradisej.
Scene II. Room 3 ltypifying H-J.
The writer has had personal experiences with
each of the cast and has given them their parts
according to their true natures.
This play is still in the ,process of composi-
tion. It is suspected that it will never be coni-
pleted, for the author spends 25 hours a day
opening letters from sympathizers encouraging
him in his noble work.
"C. E. Gold."
"Have I your initials right, Mr. Gold?,'
"I didn't bring it today."
But what's this got to do with English His'
F. Christman treading Cicerolz "Quem tu
videlicetlet ad suspiciandurn sagamumlf'
Miss Carver: "Mr. Christrnan, try again.
You left out the best part of that last word."
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A HOPELESS CASE
Because we have some leisure time
We're going to make a little rhyme,
About a man who wished a beard
But how to get it was what he feared.
Daily he used Rexall Hair Tonic
Until the habit had been chronic.
But often too he used shampoo
And sighed to see how slow it grew.
And on a shelf behind the clock
Fifty bottles he had in stock.
But when he added a bottle more,
Kerplunk! they went upon the floor.
And then, poor man, how he did sigh
To see his fondest hopes there lie.
And lo! old puss came rushing in
To see what caused the awful din,
But Gallagher there with weeping eye
Beheld again his hopes soar high.
He rushed for cream to the French Cafe
For which he nearly forgot to pay.
He rubbed the cream upon his chin
And forced the cat to lick it in.
With this good start the beard began
And happy was this hopeful man.
The following day his joy all fied
When he found out old puss was dead.
And sad and forlorn he always seems
For the ghost of the martyr appears in his
To haunt him for his awful crime
Of killing a cat which has lives nine.
The start was all the beard e'er took.
To iind that out you need but look
The bristles are so far between
Like an oasis in the desert seem.
Gallagher now on street and lane
Searches for pussy cats in vain.
SCIEXTIFICS TRIM THE RIEDICS
Nine little Medios standing in a row,
Bats on their shoulders and eyes on their foeg
The Scientific pitcher stepped in the box,
Niue little Medios trembled in their socks.
One, two, three strikes! The umpire called,
Poor little Medics very much in doubt.
Shoo, shoo chickens! They're generous with
Listen, Scientitics. Listen to their howls.
Dying, dying, dead! Another killed on base.
Oh, you little Medios! What a snai1's pace!
Champions, take the bat! Medics take the box!
Scientitics! Bravo! Look at all the knocks.
Pitcher getting nervous,-cannot see the base.
Hit a Scientific right square fn the faceg
One, two, three, four! Look at everybody walk,
Scientifics show them how to walk the chalk.
Nine poor little Medics, standing in a row,
Disgraced and defeated, homeward they must
Farewell! Little Medics should not hope to beat.
They need less boasting and a little more meat.
Bertha Jones, Scientific '13.
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These are happy events which mark
epochs in the lives of the young peo-
ple Surely such lmportant events
7 A are worth a picture. T
Make the Appomtment Today
H. J. FOX J. W. HISGEN
Considering Wealth, what about your Stoltlacll? The
richest possession of man is Good Health, the maintenance
of which depends mainly on furnishing the digestive tract pure
food, prepared under sanitary conditions. Permit us the oppor-
tunity of serving you
F000 THAT IS CONDUClVE T0 GO0D HEALTH
Our Fountain is Now Running Full Blast
The University lnn
Ealing's Barber Shop
.0 East from Old Stand .0
Try 0ur Massaging and llaircutling. WE PLEASE
HERMAN EALING, - Proprietor
We Thank the Classes
Of this Year for their Patronage,
C and if We can in any way in the
future Serve You, you will find us
at the OLD STAND.
A. C. MINER 8: CO.
Books and Stationery
Polk's School oi Piano Tuning
ls the Organized and Only Properly
Equipped School of Piano Tuning
IN THE VVORLD
School Runs 52 Weeks in the Year.
Beautiful Catalog Free.
C. C. POLK, Principal,
Tuned Ior Valparaiso University for 25 Years
Court House Square Valparaiso, Indiana
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You will find it at 505 Indiana Ave. All stu-
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Rates' 12.00 Per Half Term
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The White Laundry has Changed its Name to
NOW GIVING THE BEST SERVICE IN THE CITY
We are located within 10 minutes walk lrom any parl ol the University Grounds
355 Garfield Avenue F. L. TALCOTT, Manager
W. H. Vail and Theo. .lessee gg'gegg1m,0
in Valparaiso University .0
High Class Watch, Jewelry and 0ptical Repairing Done
Call at 19 East Main Street. VALPARAISO. IND.
The Leading Piano Store
High Grade Pianos in Stock
Everything in Music
15 N. Washington St. W. F. LEDERER
Kodaks at the College Pharmacy
we have the largest line of Kodalcs anal East-
man Photographic Goods in Northern Indiana
We can show you Koclalcs pricecl from S10 to
S1111 Brownie Cameras from S1 to S12
Premo Cameras, 31.00 ancl up.
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Lowenstines' Dept. Store
THE STORE FOR EVERYBODY
Artistic and Exclusive Fashion Ideas in Ladies'
Ready - to - Wear Garments and Millinery
Reliable Clothes for Men in Newest Models and Weaves
STYLES THAT STAY STYLISH
Valparaiso, - - - Indiana
Patronize the 0nly Students Barber Shop
EVAN J. GRIFFITH and LOUlS VITNER,
Ladies' Massaging 0pposite East Hall
TELEPHONE 15. AGENTS ON THE HILL
The Up-To-Date Steam Laundry
164 W. Mail! Sl. T. J. JOHNSON, Propriet
Valparaiso's Leading Dept. Store
825.00 Worth ot 0ur Cash Discount
Tickets Good for 51.00 in Trade
We Especially Cater to the Wants of the Student
opp- Postomceo Cor. Main and Franklin Sts.
C. L. BARTHDLDIVIEW, Dentist
Office Hours 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.
Telephone 203J. Over College Pharmacy
A. N D '
A. L. ZIMMERMAN, Proprietor
Calls Answered Promptly. 247-251 W. Main St.
Wrioas YOUR TA1LoR?
J. M. MOSER
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Fine Hand Work Exclusively
We Call and Deliver. 0ur Service is Prompt
f Hand Laundry
Phone 287M 118 E. Main St.
We wish to take this opportunity of thanking
you for your kind patronage during the past
I year. If you are leaving for the last time, good-
d bye and good luck. If you are to return, just
The E. Bogarte Book Co.
Valparaiso ----- g - Indiana
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