CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1926-27 Page Fiji ecn SOCIAL THE FIELD DAY In September, shortly after the opening of school a Field Day was organized for the purpose of getting all the students acquainted with each other. This was particularly acceptable to the men’s class who were especially eager to meet some fair damsel who had caught their attention. On the day appointed the students all assembled at St. George’s Island, each wearing a large name-card for the purpose of self-introduction. Many games and stunts were arranged for the afternoon, the feature of which was a baseball game between the men of the first and second classes. Mr. D. A. McKerricher acted as umpire and the game resulted in a decisive victory for the second class men. Everybody entered into the spirit of the occasion and the aid of the staff members helped to make the afternoon enjoyable for everyone. On leaving Normal School and on reviewing the events of the past year, our thoughts seem to travel from the first Field Day to the Kid’s Party as being the most rollicking and enjoyable events of the season. We wish that we could once more get all the students together in a Field Day such as this, so as to increase the impressions which these events always have upon us. THE FIRST DANCE On Hallowe’en Night, October 29th, 1926, the Normalites held their first dance in the Assembly Hall of Normal School. A large number of students were present and after shaking hands with the patrons, Miss ' Simons, Mr. Scott, and Dr- Coffin, arrived in the hall which was effectively decorated with Hallowe’en favors. Get- acquainted games were first indulged in. Sgt.-Maj. O’Hanlon acted as director of games. The girls formed a large circle on the outside of a circle of boys. When the music started the two circles moved in opposite directions. When the music stopped, each Normalite talked to the nearest person of the opposite sex, asking such questio ns as, “What is your name?” “Where are you from?” The idea was a good one and all barriers of reserve were swept away, and the Nor¬ malites were just one big family out to enjoy the evening—and 1 they certainly did. Mr. iScott proved himself to be an ideal master of ceremonies, as he directed the dances from the platform. A novelty dance in which Miss Goldie and her partner were the only couple to keep the floor after repeated eliminations, was greeted with cheers of applause. Later in the evening an enjoyable supper was served in the cafeteria. Everyone enjoyed this dance, for nobody could feel shy, or strange, not even the shyest boy, for as we will all remember, the boys were outnumbered three to one by young ladies demanding attention. guests were met and ushered into the suitably decorated hall by Dr. and Mrs. Coffin, Miss Olive Fisher, Miss C. Dyde and Miss Alberta Rendall, who composed the Reception Committee. Mr. W. E. Hay, of the staff, acted in a very capable manner as master of ceremonies. Other members of the staff present were: Miss Rae Chittick, Miss Ida Giles, Mr. D. A. McKerricher and Mr. A. E. Hutton. A very exciting feature of the evening was a treasure hunt through the halls. This was followed by games and contests in which all the students took part Dancing was afterwards enjoyed, the music being played by Ab. Adams’ Orchestra. A very dainty lunch was served in the cafeteria, followed by more dancing, after which the social ended. Everybody joined in voting the evening a decided success. THE KID’S PARTY The evening of March 17th, showed a remarkable and rejuven¬ ated change in the aged Normal students. Many prominent doctors claim that it was only the spirit of the good old Saint Patrick which caused this, but in all probability it was due to the effect of gland study in psychology, coupled with the efforts of Prof. Makeover, which was responsible for this marvellous effect. The students trooped into the hall attired in all manner of costumes. From Art Chyrsler as a baby to Cecil Brandvold as a farm hand, girls in rompers and men in short pants; they were all there. The hall was suitably decorated with green and white streamers and blue balloons. Mr. Hay, at¬ tired in an evening suit acted as director of games, and many games were played during the evening by the members of the different Irish families. The last hour of the evening was devoted to dancing, the music being supplied by Freddie Rutherford’s International Or¬ chestra. At twelve bells the students ceased their contortionistic movements (as iDr. Coffin would say) and all filed along the home¬ ward path to their respective dwellings. THE THEATRE PARTY The evening of May 6th, found the Palace Theatre as the scene of a very enjoyable theatre party, arranged by the Social Committee under the chairmanship of Miss Dorothy Hawley. The feature pres¬ entation was ‘‘Slide, Kelly, Slide,” which was both amusing and en¬ tertaining. Alfredo Meunier and his Palace Symphony Orchestra, provided the music and was kind enough to co-operate with the students by playing pieces which the Normalites sang. Whistles, crickets and other noise-makers were passed about and the students made themselves quite noticeable. About 11 p.m. the party broke up and the weary and financially embarrassed Normal men pro¬ ceeded out into the wilderness to take their young ladies home. THE JANUARY DANCE On the evening of January 28th, the second dance of the Nor¬ mal social season tqok place in the Assembly Hall of the scho ol. The EDITOR’S NOTE—Owing to the lack of sufficient space, we are un¬ able to report on the many class functions which have been held during the course of the past year. As a result space is only used for those events which were school-wide.
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