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31 YEAR BOOK Page Forty-nine From My Diary (The First Week of School) Monday: School opened today. I have been greatly excited. I am very anxious to be a success. I have been remembering Mr. Hay’s talk the very first day we ever saw him—“Let your light so shine before men that they shall see your good works and glorify the instructors who are at Normal.” Had trouble with my register so decided to wait until to¬ night and then write it out in my best School Management style. Tuesday: Decorated the walls with my Arithmetic Chart and some of my Art Exercises. I left the marks on those that had 6 but rubbed them off the others. Was amused at some of the pupils— “Did you really do those, Miss X? Gee!” Have written to ask Mr. Hutton to look around the Normal for an exercise I seem to have lost. Gave the pupils their first lesson in the value of Cleanli¬ ness. Tommy was very dirty so I jerked off his sweater and only remembered Mr. Hay’s warning when it came in two. Have decided to teach them by the lecture method after this. Had the first Writing Lesson. Spent the time teaching the proper position so didn’t have to write for them. Shall have to practice i’s and u’s tonight. Wednesday: Several parents and School Board members came to see me after school. Wanted to make my first lessons vivid so opened a bottle of queer smelling liquid. Some of the children must have disliked it. I explained that Dr. Coffin had advocated such a scheme as an aid to memory but even that didn’t help much. Have had to promise not to do it again. Thursday: Must write to Miss Fisher. Showed great piles of pictures to Gradel, and Grade II insisted on watching when I had given them some Arithmetic to. do. I must find out how to make them pay attention to their own work. I couldn’t find anything about it in my notes. Had a music lesson today. I couldn’t find my pitch-pipe so had to hum Doh for them. I think it was quite satisfactory. They had never had Music before. Tried to teach them how to end their words properly. Am afraid it was more of a language lesson before we got through. Friday: This has been a long week. I am wondering what to do. 1 came prepared with two shoe-boxes and piles of envelopes full of seatwork but I seem to have used most of it this week trying to keep the children occupied until we got definitely settled. Also, I haven’t enough blackboard space. I tried to teach Grade VII a lesson in Grammar and only had enough room for 9 examples. I had to have the pupils write the tenth in their scribblers which was not very satisfactory. I wonder if it will be all right if I use only 9 examples after this. I am very anxious to be a good teacher and do as I should. Was almost at a loss this afternoon in my first Art lesson but dealt with difficulties as they arose and so finished all right. Finished the afternoon telling the children stories. I think I am going to love teaching school! ! ! M. ROBB. Lobbying in the First Classes STERLING MACLEOD’S mind wandering during music period. BETTY WEBB writhing into a seat the last minute before the bell rings. KATHLEEN McDOUGALL looking agitated and teetering about on a pair of three ancf a half inch heels. MARK McCLUNG judging the enunc iation of IA and IB. MARY CLIFFORD and MARION ROBB going to one more meeting. The twins OVIATT and DUKE entertaining fourteen girls from assorted classes on the third floor. The four MARYS from IC proceeding up the hall like a school of dolphins. D. J.
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Page Forty-eight 31 YEAR BOOK BIOGRAPHIES Glass IIB ALBERT RUFF—Hilda.—Missed his vocation. He should have been a music teacher, at least so Mme. Ellis-Browne believes. He may or may not be what his name implies, but does struggle bravely to assume a masterful and aggres¬ sive manner when teaching P.T. HERBERT SCHACHER—Hilda.—The name is pronounced “shocker,” but don’t worry girls, he’s really very quiet and reserved. However, we suspect that much is mused upon be¬ neath that placid exterior, that is not apparent to the casual observer. FLOYD E. SEARLE—Magrath.—Plays guard on the basketball team. He’s never in a hurry to leave on out-of-town trips, and always in a hurry to get back—we suspect someone in 1IG. Perhaps his appeal is his southern drawl. LEN SHIELDS—Raymond.—He was a quiet but able class rep¬ resentative to the council during the first term. In spite of his slight stature he worries many opponents on the basket¬ ball floor. His winning ways and curly hair break down the barrier of reserve which is supposed to exist between men and women “teachers-in-training.” A faithful companion of Walker, he accompanies him on his trips to Killarney. W. ORMAN SIBBALD—Munson.—The echoes of his weird intonations will long linger in these venerable corridors. Feminine educational devotees shudder at the opening notes of his cat-calls. Perhaps he feels badly because he realizes he will scarcely get those ante-Christmas assignments done before June. HELMER SMEDSTAD—Claresholm.—Tall and fair and hand¬ some. Girls want to know ' who he is. We understand that he is particularly fond of fair things. So are we—now. Noted as not being loquacious. JERRY SNOW—Raymond.—Commonly called “Dob” but she calls him “Jerry.” “Dob” was president of the class for the first term and is well known as the star and captain of the basketball team. He is also a fine baseball player and half- mile runner. Since Dob came to Normal his preference for brunettes has give away for a blonde. ALMA H. SOMMERFELDT—Cardston. —This fair young man wends his way quietly from class to class wondering what all the hurry ' is about. His interests seem to be remote from IIB, in fact, just four classes removed. His methods ensure success in teaching—even in singing. HARRY M. TOBIN—Youngstown. —He has an insuperable aversion for all of Mr. Hutton’s subjects. Noted for his spasmodic outbursts of phrasmical bombast when necessary; it is natural that he has earned the reputation of debater par excellence. FRANK TURNER—Bellevue. —IIB’s conscientious worker— (we are pleased to report one). The dark young man run¬ ning about with multitudes of pink, yellow and blue Slips, looking for Miss Dyde. He has debating tendencies that should be encouraged, and is one of the few fortunates good in music. J. G. ALBERT VAYRO—Taber. —Rough and ready hockey player who is voted by all a good sport. His spare time is devoted to following Cook in his innocent (?) diversions. HARVEY VICKERY—Taber.— One of the bulwarks of defence of the basketball team. The boy is there when needed. The Sergeant wonders if he has boycotted barber shops in order to keep up payments on his violin. HARRY WALKER—Raymond. —The dark boy who plans to make a coach out of the Sergeant. Suffering from " Kid¬ ney” trouble, he takes frequent walks to Killarney to cure it, and seems to find temporary ' relief. F’amous for his shoot¬ ing in basketball, and his savage attacks on assignments after 1 a.m. VINCENT WALTERS — Lundbreck. —Our reporter. An ex¬ pert, however, on things unreportable. Though he advocates Earle Leiderman courses, he remains 178 pounds. FRED WHITTLE—Cochrane.— President of the class for the second term. He’s the boy who helps make the Cafeteria a brighter, cleaner place at noon hours—will, therefore, make a good husband for some woman. SEYMOUR WILLIAMS—Cardston.— Known to his friends as “Shem.” We suspect that he must be a good singer—else why Madame Ellis-Browne’s interest? Prominent member of the Glee Club and the Male Quartette. RAY YOUNGGREN — Chinook. —A farmer lad come to the city only to struggle bravely with art, appendicitis, ladies and other troubles. He came to Normal to mend his fortunes and find a soul mate, and now finds the order of events slightly incongruous.
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