31 YEAR BOOK Page Forty-five BIOGRAPHIES Glass IIA ERIC ATKINS—Cremona.—Broad shouldered image of his younger brother Rex. Highest ambition—to have a dainty touching manner but his bass voice betrays him. He is especially adapted to teach P.T. His hobby—Primary work. REX ATKINS—Cremona.—Is the other gold dust twin of the two brothers. A sincere, determined manner has gained him many friends and will continue to do so. He attempted to get one-up on his brother by taking boxing lessons, but found Eric there too—now they both take them. His justice in all things and likeable manner assures him a popular career as a teacher. JOSEPH BELL—Claresholm.—Though small in size Joe is a big-hearted boy and is fully appreciated by all who know him well. His musical ability is displayed by his efforts on the sax. Some day he hopes to form an orchestra. WILLIAM BLORE—Craigmyle.—He is a large boy in more ways than one who hides his magnetic qualities behind prom¬ inent spectacles. To trip his fingers along the keys of a piano in a sophisticated manner is his hobby at present. ANGUS COCHRAN—Calgary.—A tall, black-haired youth whose slender figure is the. envy of all the Normal girls. He has a weakness for displaying his vocal abilities and hopes that his voice will grow up so he can sing tenor in the “Glee Club” without embarassment to himself or his associates. HUGH DUNLOP—Coleman.—His hobby is to be the fastest and most consistent talker in the class. He gets great en¬ joyment in firing questions at the Instructors. PAT GALE—Lethbridge.—Is superior in intellectual power as a result of his training at Varsity. His hobby is being agree¬ able, and as a result he has to have Jim May about to talk to the ladies while he escapes. Shows a decided literary bent. ALLEN GIBSON—Medicine Hat.—Small physically but not mentally. He is well known to the Normal girls as manipu¬ lator of the “spot-light.” In Practice Teaching he proves the fact that a good little man often ranks higher than a good big man. JOHN GRAHAM—Taber. —John is of rugged build but has a very dainty voice. Outside the classroom his abilities—well, we wish he weren’t so shy. As an athlete he excels in hockey and hopes soon to referee a game. GEORGE GRANT—Hillcrest Mines. —Commonly known as “Torch.” Well distinguished by flaming red hair and a con¬ tinuous grin. His chief hobby is helping Madame Ellis- Browne with Music. MARION HOLMAN—Coalhurst. —His name and his nature do not agree as he is an answer to many a maiden’s prayer. His talents are not only displayed in teaching but also in matters relating to drama. HARTLEY JACKSON—Blackie. —An apologetic-appearing man, who is famous for his smile. The only one in Normal who has not become conceited since starting. Has an acute aver¬ sion to teaching Music in Grade VIII. JACK JAMES—Calgary.— “He’s never excited, he’s always the same, He plays not his own, but the Normal’s game.” Everyone knows, everyone likes, and everyone respects Jack. As President of the Council he displayed real executive ability. But there are certain places in which even the strongest fail—ask Jack about teaching Music. GEORGE KELBA—Boian.— George is small in stature but great in mental ability. As an artist he leads the class. His highest ambition—to become a P.T. Instructor. CLIFFORD KOPAS—Calgary. —He is a devotee of the Art of Debating and consequently takes a great delight in cross questioning the Instructors. GUS LAPP—Redcliff —Noted for a graceful swing of his body when walking. He is especially adapted for collecting weed seeds and hopes to become a Weed Inspector. JAMES MAY—Irricana. —A well-known and well-liked student. He has a weakness for talking at a rapid pace and belongs to the Melancholy Five. As a teacher he is one of those few who teach for teaching’s sake.
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31 YEAR BOOK Page Forty-seven BIOGRAPHIES Glass IIA RICHARD MILTON—Calgary.—A tall, graceful, first class athlete of the second class. He hides his cheery disposition behind a frowning exterior and is easily distinguished by the frightened appearance of his hair . As a public speaker he is remembered by his introduction, “Well folks.” HARRY MO WAT—Parkland.—The most serious man in the IIA Class. Although reticent in manner he can always see the funny side of a joke especially if it is on himself. He has strange weakness for P.T. BEN McBAIN—Cremona.—In stature he is small but in intelli¬ gence he is great. A quiet lad noted for minding his own business. He is a product of the Olds Agriculture School so he can tell the farmers’ children something. Favorite saying—“I can’t talk, I’ve lost my . voice.” BLAKE McLEAN—Oyen.—His name is Scotch, but he claims ancestors from Ireland, and proves it by his blarney. His favorite disguise is that of a flapper, which is successful to the point where he is taking lessons in repartee. Has asbestos hats to preserve his flaming locks and his novel ideas keep the Instructors awake. MURDOCH MacPHERSON—Heathd e.—Distinguished from the other Macs by his naturally curly locks. His big objection is teaching Music and his greatest problem is keeping his hands out of his pocket when teaching games in P.T. STEWART MacPHERSON—Empress.—Quiet and cheerful efficiency marks our new President as a success. A slight touch of command inspires respect, yet he is not of the in¬ accessible—he is one of us, and is one of the most popular of the students. ROBERT TRUBA—Hillcrest Mines.—Tall and dark, with a cheerful smile and a sunny disposition. Noted for being quiet and ’tending to no one’s business but his own. His chief hobby is accompanying Dick Milton in a class solo. Class I IB ISRAEL ABRAMSON—Calgary. —Rumour has it that he is argumentative, a radio expert, and an unparalleled minstrel show director. We hope that he is one of the “chosen tribe” to be given certificates. SIMON COOK—Taber —The diminutive hockey star. Fond of sports—outdoor and feminine. Known by his infectious grin. KEN. DALGLIESH—Iron Springs. —Amid the uproar that is IIB a youth bends over his books. The result—99’s in Psychology. When he becomes Minister of Education he will give the Normal students longer hours and more to do GEORGE HAHN — Medicine Hat. —The curly-haired, dark manager of the hockey team. He and Pickard are the Damon and Pythias of the school. They have delighted the ears of music lovers at our Friday musicales. HOMER HOFFORD—Calgary.— Renowned for losing bets on hockey games. He is very versatile, if it were not for his aversion for all activities demanding the use of intellect. We expect to see him holding the position of Poet Laureate some day. ROBERT PATERSON—Taber.— Secretary of the class, and budding soloist. Besides this he is a good student, and may greet each class without that tremor which indicates undone homework. But he is not invulnerable to Mr. Hutton’s wit. DAVE PICKARD — Medicine Hat. —-As class jester he is the life of IIB. In shape, form and action he exemplifies the spirit of wit and laughter. Incomparable Art student, P.T. Instructor, and harmonica expert. ARTHUR POLLEY — Calgary. —One of the leading lights of the class. His portrayal of the chief role in the IIB program will long be remembered by the students as well as by certain members of the staff. His chief difficulty seems to be convincing Mr. Hutton that he can write. CLARENCE RICHARDS—Calgary.— The boy with the curly hair and the car. Favorite pastimes are—bridge, bowling. His pet ambition is to go all winter without a hat or cap. Poor fellow! Likes sideburns and girls. Comes to school on time once every two weeks. Pianist for IIB. THOMAS T. RIEGER—Delia.-— The most quiet unassuming chap in IIB and that’s saying something. We expect this characteristic would be most valuable in case he decided to cut classes, but he won’t.
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