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To the Students of the Indiana State Normal School

Before you lay this magazine down read carefully and critically the
advertisements found in it.

Our advertisers are reliable. They are up-to-date. They are friends
of the school and therefore your friends. In your patronage, give them the
preference — others afterwards — but you will need no others for we have
within our pages "the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker."

The list of our advertisers is as follows:

Elmer W. Allison, Druggist, front cover

Vogel Brothers, Tailors,

Reymers Chocolates,

Margaret Anderson, Millinery, front cover.

Professional Cards: 2nd]pagejAdvertising section,

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J. Wood Clark, "

John H. Pierce, "

Peelor & Feit,

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Langham & Elkin, Attys.

Summers M. Jack, Atty.

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G. E. Simpson, M. D.

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Dr. M. M. Davis

Dr. H. R. Parker,

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Steveing& Streams, Furniture " " '

Indiana Pharmacy

C. Ottis Trainer, Tailor

G. Schirmer, (Ind.) Music Dealer. . . "

Henry Hall, Bookstore "

A. J. Smith, Shoemaker " "

W. S. Garee, Grocer 5th " "

R.W.Wehrle& Co., Jewelers

James R. King, Real Estate "

Wilson & Wood, Men's Store '

Wunderly Bros., Fine Art Dealers. . "

Springers Studio " " "

Hetrick Bros., Druggists " " "

Helena B. Vogel, Millinery 6th " "

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Indiana Lumber Supply Co " " " "

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The Allen A. Kerr Co., Frat Jewelry

H. H. Brilhart, 5& 10 cent store

Clarks Studio " "

J. C. McGregor, Livery 8th "

S. W. Guthrie, Insurance "

Indiana News Stand "

Pauch Bros., Tailors " '

W. R. Lougherv& Co., Dry Goods. . " " '

The Savings & Trust Co " " " "

The Cunningham Co., Dry Goods. . . 9th"

Indiana Hardware Co., " " " "

Mrs. J. D. Hill, The little corner

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McCreery & Co. Dry Goods "

Crossman & Wilson, Real Estate. . . " '

Indiana Dye Works " "

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Bucknell University loth " "

Lafayette College "

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Christy's Shoe Store "

Cottiell & Leonard "

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The Normal Herald

Vol. XVII. INDIANA, PA., DECEMBER, 1911. No. 4

Published Quarterly by the Trustees of the State Normal School, of Indiana,


Mr. James Miss Leonard

Miss McElhaney Mr. Kinsley

Mr. Allen Miss Carmalt

Entered as Second Class Matter at Indiana, Pa.



Some years ago a celebrated American mathematician said, in
our hearing, " The longer I live the more impressed I am with the
profound difference between the mind of a man and the mind of a
woman. They function entirely differently." He would perhaps
have admitted readily that we fail, lamentably, when we attempt
to define this difference. This is shown by the failure of students of
social science to predict the result of woman suffrage. The differ-
ence is, nevertheless, very great.

The character of a school depends more on its tone, masculine
or feminine, than on any other one thing. The religious affiliation,
geographical position, character of the board, of the principal, or
teachers, all these have an influence, but none are so great an in-
fluence as the relative power and influence of the men teachers and
the women teachers. In our school there has been a considerable
increase in the masculine side of the faculty, in numbers and in-
fluence, during the past year. The outcome will be worth viewing.

l . The efficiency of a school depends largely on the interest which
the teachers take in the welfare and the progress of the students.
This interest is often spontaneous, often, in part, the result of the
organization of the school. A well-organized system will often secure
enthusiastic work on the part of the members, pride in the niceness
with which the machine runs being a powerful stimulus to exertion.
Our Principal has taken steps to secure more effective coopera-
tion among the teachers in their efforts to come into more vital


contact with the student body and the individual students. After
mature consideration by the faculty, a plan was adopted to help the
students to utilize their time and talents to better advantage. Much
credit is due to Miss Smith for the generalship which she showed
in designing and working out the plan, especially in so far as it con-
cerned the women students. With the Hammer of Thor she de-
molished one difficulty after another until the plan was in full
working order. This movement will likely prove one of the most
important in Dr. Ament's administration.


An eminent educator has said that the Model School is the
pivotal point about which any good normal school swings. It i
ever the non-negligible factor in such a school as ours. It was with
such a thought as this that we gave ourselves the pleasure of a visit
to the Model School, our Model School, I should say.

Here in this busy laboratory, are instilled the desire to be of
service to those entrusted to our care, patience and persistence in
the work of character building. All the elements of the school
work are made to contribute their quota to accomplishing this pur-

One of the most powerful educative forces which can act on a
social being comes from working in a machine which is turning out a
useful product with little disturbance and little waste. Such an
experience developes habits of cooperation and industry. Our
students should be thankful for such a training.

®fje Salutatory


Friends and fellow students: Many years have passed since
the first graduating class left the halls of Indiana. To-day, it is
my privilege to welcome you, in behalf of my class, to the exercises
of the thirty-sixth commencement. We welcome you who, though
outside the institution, have fathered its interests. We welcome
you, the alumni, who care enough for the progress of your school to
be here this morning. And to you, our personal friends, we speak a
hearty welcome.

When people are far away from each other, they are in different
worlds of activity. We have been living in the school world, you,
in the home world. But however widely separated friends may be,
they are still associated in heart. Often in the years that have


passed, our home friends have appeared vividly before us in our
land of memory, but we feel a special gladness to-day, now that they
are with us in reality.

In the careers of the individuals of the class, the day marks the
turning point from an old to a new mode of life. We stand facing
the land of to-morrow. To just what degree our lives from to-day
on will mold society, remains to be seen, but it is a certainty that
each life will have its effect, however unimportant it may seem to be.
At possibly no other time have the hopes of the future been brighter
than now, and every individual in this class has some plans for
that future. There has never been a graduate who has not pictured
his land of to-morrow, a land ever shimmering into clearer vision
before him. True, this vision is shaped according to his own youth-
ful interpretation of the world. He daily hears his country criticized
for its corruptness in politics, its ignorance in dealing with the for-
eign element, its weak control of the sale of intoxicants, its neglect
of the submerged tenth, its unwise management in charity matters,
its^ indifference to the prevalence of vice. He pictures himself at
work, struggling against the forces and finally victorious, with the
world much better for his efforts. Think of the numberless graduates
who have dreamed this, many to go forth into the world only to
become indifferent citizens.

Year after year, at commencement exercises, we hear students
point out the evils of society, and tell how their particular class
may, by strenuous effort eliminate every undesirable factor. People
smile at these ambitious ideals, but they have at least the value of
earnestness; and as the young student grows more experienced,
he will be forming a correct vision of life, which will take shape and
become actual to the same extent that he succeeds in conquering
the difficulties encountered in its moulding. If his vision be suffi-
ciently clear and his purpose remain firm, the result will show
itself in the desired aceomplishment. But if the paltry interests
of life distract his attention, the ideal will be neglected, forgotten
and finally lost forever. Without it what profit remains? So
the visions of a graduate though erroneous are not worthless.
They are his guide to all worthy achievement.

A recent author says: "The only things that have been worth
doing in this world have been done by the men who not only have
sought the * * * vision — every man, saint or sinner, seeks it —
but who have been obedient unto it. "

A student should be careful in re-forming his ideals. He must
see clearly the light of to-day, be familiar with present conditions,
have a knowledge of the encounters and experiences of men, before


he can expect to comprehend the hope of to-morrow.

But with the richest of experience, how much value can be
placed upon one personality? Men are too often inclined to think
of the worth of an individual as trifling. Is it not true, however, that
the world is indebted, for a great part of its history, to a certain few
individuals? One may not be so fortunate as to prove himself, a
Daniel Webster, or an Alexander Hamilton, but he can be a person
with set and serious purpose, battling against the evils of his day.
He does not need to join himself to a band of fanatics. Happily,
the aims of graduates seldom turn to such extremes. But is it not the
right of society to expect especially firm and noble purposes in those
whom it has schooled?

Shall its expectations be fulfilled?

"Will the thousands of this year's graduates meet their respon-
sibilities manfully? These are the questions which we must help
answer in the land of to-morrow.

Leon Metzger.


A large and enthusiastic audience greeted Alfred Tennyson
Dickens, November 8. Not only was Mr. Dickens an interesting
lecturer but he had chosen a topic which appealed to all; "The Life
and Works of Charles Dickens." The lecturer is the son of the fam-
ous novelist and, as such, he could depict the life of his father as
no one else could. The description of a great man by one who knew
him intimately has a unique value. Library Hall has seldom seen a
more enthusiastic audience.

Strickland Gillilan swayed his audience from laughter to tears-
His profound insight into the feelings and sentiments of human
nature held his audience spell-bound, throughout his entire lecture.
From Judge White's witty introduction to the wonderful exposition
of the philosophy of optimism, the audience was rapt.

THE SQUARE DEAL was the subject of the lecture by Frank
Dixon. His conception of the square deal surpasses that of Roose-
velt. He discussed the meaning of this term, as applied to corpora-
tions, to the administration of justice, and the selection of leaders.
His picture of contemporary politics was sane and rational.

Much credit is due to Miss Leonard for exercising excellent
judgement in choosing lecturers for this year's course.

Millie Mellor



Leonard Hall, during the week of October ninth, was the scene
of a very interesting and instructive exhibit of reproductions of
the works of old masters and modern artists.

Various periods and schools of art, Italian painting of the Early
and High Renaissance periods, Dutch, Flemish, French, German,
English and American schools — were represented, along with re-
productions of Egyptian, Roman and Greek architecture and sculp-

Some of the pictures were: Angel with the Lute, by Carpaccio
of the Early Italian Renaissance; Madonna of the chair and Sis-
tine Madonna by Raphael of the High Renaissance; Mona Lisa
by Da Vinci of the same school and period. (This picture was
particularly interesting because the original has been stolen so
recently from the Louvre, in Paris. It is a portrait of a beauty of
Da Vinci's time, whose charm that great master could not capture
with the brush). There were also those beautiful pictures of animals
by Anton Mouve, Rosa Bonheur, Troyon Landseer, and Douglass;
landscapes by Ruysdael, Corot and Cazin and those charming peas-
ant pictures by Millet. The Pot of Basil, by Alexander, The Fog
Warning, by Winslow Homer, Little Rose, by Whistler, represented
the American school of art.

This exhibit was given, through the Art Department, by A. W.
Elson and Company of Boston, Massachusetts. The proceeds, from
the sale of tickets and catalogs, are to be used to buy pictures for
the school.

Mabel R. Brown.


On the evening of October twenty eight, the annual Dance was
given by the Middlers in Recreation Hall.

The hall was decorated with class colors, brown and gold and
the "fence" of pennants around the orchestra was very effective.

Miss Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Jack, and the class President and
Secretary received the guests.

Promptly at seven thirty, the orchestra arrived and the fun
was on. Quite a number of out of town guests were present, and
in spite of their being strangers, they seemed to enjoy every minute
of the occasion.

At the beginning of the eighth dance the doors of the spacious
dining room were swung open and, in the annex, dainty refresh-
ments were served, by the Freshman girls. In this also, the color
scheme of brown and gold was carried out.


The library was decorated with Autum leaves and pumpkins.
Davenports and easy chairs were placed here, where the dancers
could rest between numbers.

At eleven o'clock we were sorry to hear the strains of " Good
Night Ladies, " but we wended our different ways, voting the Mid-
dler Dance a grand success that would long live in the memories
of the class of 1913.

Louise Langham.


The Normal School, by the request of Miss McElhaney, had
the pleasure of having the traveling exhibit from Pratt Institute
from the fourteenth to the eighteenth of November.

There were pencil paintings from nature, ten minute sketches
and one hour sketches from life, beside illustration studies in sepia,
black and white, water color and oil. The still life in charcoal and
color and the original designs were of particular interest to the Nor-
mal Students as they will have some of that work in their own course.
The designs for tiles, mosaics, sky-lights and stained glass windows
were carried out in beautiful colors to the most minute detail.
There were photographs of the clay modelling and jewelry work, and
most important of all to the advanced drawing students, were the
exquisite water colors of flowers and fruit.

This exhibit sent out by the School by the request of its alum-
nae, enables them to keep in close touch with the work done in their
school; beside the unusual inspiration it affords to the students
who have the privilege of seeing it.

The Model School is a busy place this fall. One hundred mem-
bers of the Senior class began their practice teaching on September
fourteenth, the opening day. The building is taxed to its utmost
capacity even though many applicants for admission were regret-
fully turned away. May the day soon come when the Model School
shall have larger quarters. More classrooms are needed, a chapel
could be used to great advantage and we long for a kindergarten
equipment and consulting offices.

Miss Ackerman, Miss Stewart, Miss Moore and Mrs. Riddle
remain with the Training Department this year. Miss Mabel Brown
a graduate of Indiana, in the regular Normal Course and also in
the Teachers' Art Course has charge of the Art Work. Mr. Jack-
son continues in charge of the Manual Training and Mr. Cogs-


well is the Director of Music. Miss Emily Crawford supervises the
History and Geography classes. Miss Crawford is a graduate of
Syracuse University where she specialized in History and Pedagogy.
She has had a broad teaching experience of the nature to fit her to
do critic work most acceptably. Nearly all the members of the Ninth
Grade 1911 have entered the Normal Department, Freshman Year.

The Model School has been made more comfortable by the ad-
dition of new outer doors which add to the appearance of the en-
trance and which afford a needed protection against the west winds.


More students have registered in the special drawing courses
than in any previous term, The first year Normal Art class is large
and the senior numbers nine, while the general Art Class promises

The abundance of fruit this year has given the students an un-
usual opportunity in the choice of interesting studies. Two of Miss
Parker's, one of peaches and one of pears, are especially praise-

Mary Agnes Sutton.

The work in the Advanced Drawing classes began with a spirit
that means success to all who continue in the straight and narrow
path of hard work. At present, nature studies are being made in
water color, backrgounds being added by those who are more pro-
ficient in the handling of color.

Of last year's Normal Art Class, Misses Lucille Lewis, Mary
Himler, and Janet Clark have returned to complete the work of
the regular Normal Course and Miss Mary Atkins, the Normal Art
Course; Miss Mabel R. Brown is Supervisor of Drawing in the Model
School. Miss Elizabeth Stoble is teaching at New Alexandria, Pa.
We trust that we may hear from others by our nextissue.



On November eleventh, the girls of the Young Women's
Christian Association afforded the school an enjoyable evening. The
entertainment took the form of an indoor field meet and box social.
The meet was very unique, indeed. The course was roped off
through the centre of recreation hall, on both sides of which the
spectators crowded. The colleges competing were Yale, Harvard,
Princeton and Michigan, and each had a number of loyal rooters.
The fifty yard dash was first. The contestants took their
places while the rooters gave their yells. Miss Woodrow, the presi-
dent of the association, stood some fifty yards or less in front of
the girls with a huge stick of candy to which were attached four
pieces of cord. Each contestant put an end of one of the strings
in her mouth and ate up to the stick of candy. Princeton's contest-
ant reached the goal first and received the candy as a trophy. The
hall rang with cheers for Princeton.

The hurdle was announced next. The interest was intense as
eight chairs were arranged in the course and the contestants toed
the mark. Imagine the surprise when on each chair was placed a
piece of cocoanut pie and Miss Woodrow announced that the winner
would be the one who whistled first after she had eaten the pie!
Princeton was again victorious and again shouts for the Orange
and Black rent the air.

The hundred yard dash and the relay race were equally as
clever as the first two.

The other feature of the evening, which was second in point of
time only, was a source of merriment to all. Mr. J. C. Smith, whom
we all remember so well as the magician at the County Fair, proved
himself equally efficient as an auctioneer. The dainty boxes, fixed
so deftly by the girls, attracted many buyers. The candy and sand-
wich booths were decorated tastily in college pennants and with
the ice cream and cake table furnished an ample supply of refresh-
ments. M. E. L. '12

As we trace the football season of 1911 from beginning to end,
carefully, recalling all the mishaps and fortunate occurrences of
the campaign, we cannot pass immediate judgement on the ques-
tion of whether the team has succeeded or failed. It is true that
a team that has not met defeat during the entire season is con-
sidered a successful one and deserves much credit. Such, however,
was not the case with the Indiana Normal Team, this year; this


was due to the fact that the schedule contained one or two hard
games where victories where hardly to be expected.

What has just been said applies particularly to the strong
Washington and Jefferson College team, this college being ranked
among the leading colleges of the country. In this case the game
was played early in the season when the teams had just been or-
ganize and depended on their simple formations and plays, such
as are generally used to start with. As a rule a team reserves
the strongest plays and the trick plays to be used in the most import-

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