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Williams, Bessie, Junior Tennessee

Williams, Lucy M., Preparatory, Y. W. C. A Arkansas

Williams, Ruth, First Senior, Y. W. C. A.. B 2 O . . . Louisiana

Wilson, Alice. First Senior Tennessee

Wilson. Hazel E.. Senior, Y. W. C. A.. B 2 0, 2 * 6 . . Arkansas

Wilson, Lucy McC. Senior. Y. W. C. A Tennessee

Wilson, Mamie Pearl, Unclassified Oklahoma

Wilson, Mary B.. Senior Tennessee

Winstead. Catherine. Preparatory Tennessee

Witt, Mabel Pauline, Freshman Tennessee

Wolcott, Edith, Unclassified, Y. W. C. A Texas

V\''olcott, Juliette, Special Diploma Texas

Woods, Helen Estelle, Special Diploma, Y. W. C. A. . . . Indiana
Woods, Mildred Cameron, First Senior. Y. W. C. A. . . . Indiana

Wootten, Effie, Junior Oklahoma

Wortham, Anna Margaret, Senior. Y. W. C. A.. SIX . Mississippi

Wylie, Montrose, Junior, Y. W. C. A Texas

Yates, Eunice, Unclassified Kentucky

Young, Elsie, Sophomore. Y. \v'. C. A., * M Kentucky


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IIable Roberta Br(iwn .... Editor in Chief

Florence Hope Seippel .... Assistant Editor

Sybil Loewenbefg ... . . . Business Manager

Zetta E. Joxes ... Assistant Business Manager

Pauline Atterbvhy Treasurer

Kathetx Hall Assistant Treasurer

Alice Wilson Day Pupil Editor

Elizabeth McDonald Athletic Editor

MiLLicENT V. Elston .... Art Editor

Mart V. Nesbit Assistant Art Editor

loNE Brown Expression Editor

Evelyn Pettus Music Editor


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IjOrita Moore
Mattie Jacoby
Nancy Louise Oliver
Madeline Swaiii
Florence Hope Seippel


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In view of past editions of the Belmont t'oUege \vy/
Annual, and in anticipation of the future publica-
tions, we present ' ' Milady in Brown of 1912. ' ' Her
introduction is not witli overconfidence, but we who
have seen her development cannot but feel a joy and
pride in her completion. It is not strange that we
who know her best should love her most.

"College spirit" is perhaps one of the most mis-
interpreted phrases common in college life. Gen-
erally understood, ''college spirit" is to wave your
college colors and shout; and in the instance of col-
lege girls, the shout degenerates into a screech.
There is another type of college spirit. It is firm
support, determination to live up to the college tra- /^~s\

ditions, and love and sympathy for fellow-students.
This, the true college spirit, follows out beyond the
college walls into the world, uplifting humanity and
uniting them with one conunon bond.

"What is an ideal '. Have you ever stopped to think
what it is, and that each of us is the sole possessor
of one, whether or not we are conscious of its ex-
istence? It is the cultivation of ideals that instills
personality and individuality into humanity. Deep
within the life of every being there is a divine seed.
The slender, white hand of the ideal tends and fos-
ters it, until lo ! when earth slips away and we stand
in the pure, white liglit of all that is holy, it is not
we ourselves, but the cherished ideal.

Mable Roberta Browx.





When reading this volume in some later year,
If Life's not as rosy as her morning seems here,
Should castles fear wrecking and dreams prove less real.
Follow this guide and to yesterday steal.

Think of the ideal yon were looking to then,
Of the plans and the dreams and the fancies, when.
Looking an.xiously on to the goal of to-morrow.
That time seemed all brightness with scarcely a sorrow.

Effie Wooten Oklahoma

A little person? Yes, but so was Napoleon. As busy
as a bee. morning, noon, and night she hurries around for
the Blue and Bronze, and to further the interests of her
Senior Class; no President could do better. Never loath to
do her duty, no matter how hard it is on herself, or other
people: always on the alert to know where she is most
needed, she daily proves that " the most precious things
are done up in small packages."

Sybil Loewenberg Louisiana

Sybil hails originally from Louisiana, but she has been
in Belmont so long that the date of her arrival has escaped
the memory of the oldest inhabitants. Like the Belmont
traditions, though, she grows' dearer with years. She is so
exceedingly busy these days she never has time to report
to classes, as she finds it impossible to stay out at school
at all, since so much of her time is required down town
" managing the Annual." As Preside'nt of the Self-Regu-
lating Roll, she gracefully offers her services to the Fac-
ulty whenever an adviser is needed. No wonder she is so
busy! Faculty on her hands, too! She has two ambi-
tions in life, it seems — one, to bluff her teachers; the other,
to rank first in the Senior Class. The first she attains by
loudly agreeing w'ith everything the teachers say, and the
second — well, just natural merits; and, " with all her faults,
we love her still."

Laura Davis Kentucky

Yes. Laura hails from Kentucky, with the rest of the
beauties, and doesn't mind telling j'ou any day that she is
from the place where Lincoln was born. For a long time
she was undecided whether A T f! pins from Wooster were
better than those from Vanderbilt. but has finally decided
and has lived " happy ever after." Lalla isn't very strong
for the S. C. S. R. Roll: but she doesn't mnid going down
town every Monda}-, and any school day thrown in, and
she doesn't care much if she can't get a Belmont chaperon
to take her. But the puzzle for us all is how Laura man-
ages to average A + every quarter-

Ida Mary Hood Iowa

" None had made so many journeys,
many \


None had

-A.S this wonderful lago,

.■\s this marvelous story-teller."

Can it be that Longfellow knew* Ida? Hardly, for since
her earliest days she has graced Belmont with her val-
uable presence. Here, when her vestal duties at Jliss
Townsend's shrine do not claim her, she discourses on all
subjects from " Cousin Will's new car " to the principles of
poetry. The entire class greets with the greatest glee her
discussions with the Faculty: but her latest method is.
when she is cornered, to maintain a discreet silence. The
admiration of the student body at large has been awakened
by her essay. " The Chief Feats of Engineering." and by
the fact that she actuallj' likes .-Vnalytics and positively
revels in Chemistry. In reality, her interest in most top-
ics, joined with her quickness and vivacity, is a character-
istic we all envy her.

Madeline Elizabeth Swain, G K A Illinois

In spite of these three serious drawbacks — silence, punc-
tuality, and quiet reserve — this official dispenser of heated
atmosphere always contrives, by some circuitous route, to
come to the front and partake of all the general excite-
ment. Three successive times has Madeline refused the
pleading importunities of the Faculty to become discipli-
narian of the chapel and dining room, and it was only after
her most decided refusal that ^liss Jarman was employed.
She is most frequently seen at her desk in chapel at 6:45
.■\.M., patiently waitin.a; for the girls to assemble and for
the sound of Mrs. Borden's bell to resound through the
halls, her pet aversion being sleeping late in the mornings.
Madeline's greatest delight, both to herself and other
members of the class, is arguing with Miss Blalock in the
Logic Class. By her " chumminess " with Noah Webster
she so confuses her adversary that she manages to ac-
quire an undeserved A + for her quarterly grade. One .
great disadvantage to Madeline's progress in class is that
the teachers have never been able by any means to draw
her out of her state of reserve and induce her to recite.
This also has proved to be a source of constant annoy-
ance to her •' frat." sisters, as they fear, on account of this
characteristic, that she will always be a " social gloom."
Owing to her delicate constitution and frail physique, Mad-
eline refrains from all out-of-door exercise, especially
horseback riding, since she prefers her seat at the French
table to taking her meals " a la mantelpiece."

Katharine Wallace Hall Tennessee

Katharine, otherwise and elsewhere known as " Kate."
came to us " out of the nowhere " last September, and was
the only one of the new- Seniors to venture into the ranks
of the " Old Guard " — the A. B.'s. As do all the truly
great, she never fails to speak of herself and her accom-
plishments in the third person. She has but two subjects
of conversation for *' la table Fran^aise " — " Ma mere est
ici," or "Qui est dans le theatre aujourd'hui? "' Among
the Faculty she is know'n as "Martha's roommate:"
among the girls, as " that girl with countless brothers and
cousins; " among the Seniors, as an ardent walker and "a
sure cure for the blues." Kate makes monthly excursions
to her native heath, from which she returns sleepy, but
beaming. She is crazy about Nunnelly, but she refuses to
divide with her friends. The true glow in her character is
that she is a perpetual " dig.gins," but perhaps that can be
explained by the influence spread over her by some one
who visits her or her roommate continually.

Wilma Polk, T$^, S-^e Tennessee

Yes, she talks once in a while; and when she does, you
always listen, because you realize that you are sure to
miss something if you don't. We feel that she is almost
too young and inexperienced to be the proud possessor of
a B.A., but her scholarlj' waj's offer an excuse for this ex-
ception. She is so lovable that it is hard to refuse any-
thing she asks: but we are afraid she is overworking this
charm of manner by her demands for various permissions.

lone Montgomery, 6 K A Mississippi

lone is the baby of the Senior Class, and, on account of
her size and winning manners, is the pet of the Faculty.
She can generally be found in Miss Hood's private sanc-
tum, as by reason of her attachment to the heads of this
institution she cannot bear a prolonged separation from
them. ■' Piney's " chief delight while in school is her
"Ana.," and for its sake she foregoes many social pleas-
ures, although at really intimate affairs, such as alumnae
teas, she can occasionallj'^ be induced to appear. The in-
terest she takes in Skalowski's is exceeded onlj'' by her
fondness for study, and almost any afternoon she can be
seen strolling, arm in arm. around the campus with her
intimate friend and companion. Miss Maxwell. The se-
rious responsibility of Seniorship has weighed heavily on
Tone's shoulders, for the gay frivolity which characterized
her as a " sub." has left her, and in its place has come a
dignity and seriousness worthy the name of a Belmont

Pauline Atterbury, 2 I X, 2 $ 9 Mississippi

The prettiest girl of the Senior Class is at present torn
by her ambition to become a great pianist or a chauffeur.
During her stay here she has become famous for the nu-
merous offices which she holds, her fondness for "joy
rides," and her universal popularity. Pauline is one of the
'' props " of Belmont, and no one knows how her place
will ever be filled. Nothing but the best of wishes and ex-
pectations go with her from her many friends in Belmont
in 1912.

Mamie Pearl Wilson Oklahoma

This jewel of the Senior Class discovered .America about
twenty years ago in the great Commonwealth of Okla-
homa. Her adoring parents, with true poetic instinct, said
to each other; ■" Which one of all the precious stones shall
we call her? " " Pearl," said the mother. So this fair,
pale jewel was set midway in her name, and a " pearl of
great price " she has proved to be. But nature forms few
flawless gems, and even Mamie Pearl does not shine with
perfect luster. She will not study. Her career has been
varied by her frequent appearances before the Faculty,
when she meekly accepted the decree to " go to studj' hall."
Some of Mamie Pearl's teachers — those who know her
best — said she was in love with too many boys, and that
boys and books do not agree. Be that as it may. she has
reached the goal and is ready for the social world. " con-
quering and to conquer."

Lee Edda Campbell, B 2 O Illinois

It is admirable to resolve to accomplish many splendid
ihings. but it is far greater to actually see that resolution
put into practice. Any girl in Lee Edda's classes would
feel keenly her power of determination— that which make?
her get " what she wants when she wants it." This noble
characteristic, coupled with a happy disposition, has been
the key to her unquestionable success. With such a glo-
rious "commencing," we anticipate a great future for her:
and there can be no doubt that some day. on hearing of a
brilliant action of Mademoiselle Campbell's, we will lift
')ur heads and proudly assert: " O, yes, I was in her An-
alytics Class! "

Winfred Bean New Mexico

Winfred came to us '" out of the West " and enrolled as
" Senior." Despite her natural tendencies to be just good-
humored and to insist on exploiting that selfsame West,
she is one of " us." We cannot understand how one of the
teachers took her to be the oldest member of her family:
but. then, she had never seen Winfred at mail time. "I
haven't heard since yesterday." We may tease her and say
this spoiled and petted her, but we could not now get along
without her ready smile to cheer us on our way.

Hazel E. Wilson, I'.



Had Hazel written her name above here, she Avould ha\e
put S A E also. If you want to see her bloom like a rose,
iust ask her whether it is Analytics or History, determinates
or Alfred the Great, she is most interested in. She has
turned over a new leaf in her Senior year and refuses to
''bean" — just has business which makes it necessary for
her to be on the streets " muchly." And, talk about your
satisfied creatures, she never has been known to want to
change her room. All joking aside, she is a glorious
" postgrad." and Senior.

Jean S. Boyd Pennsylvania

When we hear a troubled little Pennsylvania voice in-
quiring, "How much of your .A-ualj^tics have you?" we
know Jean Boyd is not far distant. For two years she
has been our model, conscientious little classmate, who.
if she does not prepare a lesson, worries about it suffi-
ciently to satisfy any exacting member of the Faculty.
Between her Y. W. C. A. duties and her classes she has
the appearance of being perpetually busy. Nevertheless,
she always stops in her mad career to give a pleasant greet-
ing to every one whom she passes. Her sunniness has
made her a favorite of the Faculty, and we who strive for
that honor know how to appreciate one who attains it.

Ethel May Dowling Florida

When Miss Mason wears a beatific smile and speaks of
the hard-working Senior who almost resides at the Car-
negie Library and visits Belmont at intervals, we know
Ethel has been haunting her room in North Front. We
wonder that the climate of Florida can generate such en-
ergy; but if it is a question of Chemistrj' notebooks, there
is a doubt about the " generation." Although manifestly
bored, she has been here two years, and is actually con-
templating a third. The Faculty hold various and con-
flicting views of her, the most popular being "a good
child, but very badly spoiled." She is noted for having all
the time she wants, to do whatever she wants, and still
she can go unconcernedly to her classes and answer, '* Pre-
pared! "

Myrtle Moore Missouri

"We never heard her speak in haste:

Her tones were sweet.
And modulated just so much

As it was meet;
Deliberate, earnest, prompt to act
.\nd make her generous tho't a fact."

Senior Class Poem

The Class of 1912 has left A record of achievements won,

In annals such a name, Of good example shown,

A goal that will make others strive • . Of steady work and true ideals,

To win for them like fame. Of battles fought alone.

And in the years to come there'll be

Stru.egles both hard and long —
Struggles that tax the courage and skill

In battles against the wrong.

Shall they in life less dauntless prove, Not so! In life, as well as school.

Or seek but mighty tasks, 'Tis the small things that amount —

And leave the ones that yield no praise. The trivial deeds that try our strength,

For which the world ne'er asks? That prove the final count. I. M. H.

Senior Class Song

Shadows falling on the park. Sad we think of the other Mays,

Gleam magnolias in the dark. Promises fair of more school days.

Songs are heard. O, my classmates, hark! Now every mind to her future sways,

Songs are heard. O, my classmates, hark! Now every mind to her future sways.

The Seniors are gazing out upon a sight; Our school is o'er, the hours fly;

Moon's clear rays make it dazzling bright. The world shows us an unknown sky.

Good night, dear girls; good night, good night. Good-by, Belmont; good-by, good-by.

Good night, dear girls; good night, good night. Good-by, Belmont; good-by, good-by.

Special Diploma

Read here I

This is the story of our class,

Mother of talent for the world at large.

Because fair Nature gives to some her wealth,

Because she fashions some not like the rest,

So bide we quietly in the shade,

So — until the mother bids us fly;

Then fades the shade before the coming day.

And those who stand before —

Alas, we leave behind.

Mable Roberta Brown, - I X Nebraska

Special Diploma in English.
A loyal, dependable, ideal college girl. This girl (who is
famous in Belmont tor being the " best all-around stu-
dent " in our midst) is, we have every reason to believe,
truly the star among " the girls of the Golden West.'' Ma-
ble came straight from Nebraska, and brought with her,
as it w-ere, all the dignity, all the loA'ableness of mind and
character, that the West affords — brought this interesting
combination and unselfishly spread it through all Belmont.
Even though she had no talent, no energy, no thought to
" make things go," no capability to manage college An-
nuals and publications, she would still be looked up to
more than any other girl both by Faculty and girls. This
is due to her majestic height. She tow'ers much above the
maddening crowd. Her influence and her prominence in
college life will not be easily forgotten.

Grace Frain, T * 2 Florida

Special Diploma in English.
One of those girls to whom the "lower-your-voices" rule
does not apply, for her conversation is all Mrs. B. might
wish it to be — soft, cultured, sw'eet. She has a pleasant
smile for every one, and is that type of girl we sometimes
call " wholesome " — one of those of whom no one speaks
unkindly, unless it may be Lucie Porter, who claims Grace
combs her hair too many times a day. Can it be that Lu-
cie Porter wants the mirror?

Louise Morrison, B ^

Special Diploma in English.
Doing things is her desire.
Never seeming here to tire.
Wait imtil the month of June,
Then she'll change her little tune.
From the toils of " Laugh a Bit "
She will seek another's wit.
Far from Belmont's careful walls,
. In the land where pleasure calls.

Lucie Porter Terry, T >I> i Kentucky

Special Diploma in English.
She has proven herself possessing w-onderful powers to
manage, for has she not nobly taken Isabel's place as
hostess at her table? And it takes great tact to stay in fa-
vor with the girls when they all ask for white meat, splen-
did controlling powers to keep them calm when it becomes
known there will be ice cream for dessert, and to keep them
quiet without appearing too dignified. Yes, indeed, Lucie
Porter has shown that she is quite equal to the task, which
is not at all surprising, considering her splendid work in
all other branches, including " fratology."

Stella Hayes, b:!:o O

Special Diploma in English.
Her hair curls up about her face,

As hard as irons can kink:
It's good her mind is not so shaped,
Or else she couldn't think.

But she cares not: she's happy:
She sings both day and night.

Her teachers say, " She's good as gold: '
The eirls say, " She's just right."

Lorita Moore Texas

Special Diploma in English.
A lovely maiden she is indeed. With her winsome smile
and coy manner, she entwines herself in the memory of all
whom she meets.

" None know her but to love her,
None name her but to praise."

Elizabeth Brown Louisiana

Special Diploma in English.
Elizabeth is a very philosophical kind of girl. She ap-
plies the lessons she learns in Psycholog3^ because she has
the ludicrous sentiment to a great extent. No matter what
bad luck she has had, she just laughs and says: " O, well,
what's done can't be undone!" She is exceedingly origi-
nal in the things she does and says, and shows in her life
the truth of what Carlyle has said. '' Be true if you would
be believed; " for she is sincere and " true as steel."

Genevieve Ware . . . .


Special Diplo

na in English.

The wild Texas winds ble

w '• Vieve ■■ to Belmont. She

came here with high ideals.

They are still high, but rank-

ing with her ideals is her ui

nsual standing in her classes.

She is one of the brightes

stars that shines from the

■' Lone Star State."

Rowena A. Dibrell Tennessee

Special Diploma in English.
She does not waste energy, but uses her ability for a
purpose. She is a maid with individual charm; sweet,
modest, and exclusive in her selection of friends.

"A creature not too bright or good
For human nature's daily food,
For transient sorrow, simple wiles.
Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles."

Launa Lucus Tennessee

Special Diploma in English.
To know her is to love her. With her sweet, gentle
way and low, soothing voice, she has won a place in every
one of our hearts.

" O woman, lovely woman! Nature made thee
To temper man; we would have been brutes without thee.
Angels are painted fair to look like you.
There is in you all we believe in heaven —
Amazing brightness, purity, and truth,
Eternal joy and everlasting love "

Vivian Holt Louisiana

Special Diploma in English.
Behold this little maiden from the Sonth, full of wit and
fnn. always getting into trouble, bnt taking life easj'! She
just can't be serious. She has a profound interest in
Texas, and is very fond of special deliveries from Cousin
(?) Charlie. The only particular "crush" she has this
year is Mathematics, which she has won over by her bril-
liant answers in Psvchologv.

Mattie Jacoby Texas

Special Diploma in English.
For every one this charming little Texan has a sweet
smile and cheery word. Not only does she rank among
the first in her classes, but she also holds that place in her
classmates' hearts. She seems to be born

"To warn, to comfort, and command;
And yet a spirit still, and bright
With something of angelic light."

Marguerite Klauss Indiana

Special Diploma in English.

Here is happy Marguerite, who hails from Indiana. Her

cheerful words and bright smiles make even an infirmary

day brighter. Her witty sayings and sweet disposition

have won her many friends, to whom

'' She is fair and fairer than that word
Of wondrous virtues."

Melinda Timmons Tennessee

Special Diploma in English.

She arose while it was yet night to gratify her ambition

for a satisfactory record in college. She is conscientious,

loves her many friends, and thinks she prefers making a

home some day to fame in worldly pursuit.

"Is not thy mind a gentle mind?
Is not thy heart refined?
Hast thou not every blameless grace
That man should love and heaven can trace?"

Esther Baskette Arkansas

Special Diploma in Piano.
A stately, blue-eyed little qneen, with sunlit hair, who
hails from Helena. Ark. When wanted, she can either be
found coaching the " boneheads " to yell, tickling the ivo-
ries in Jlr. Hesselberg's studio, or doing the dip in Middle
March. From the last occupation she has been given the
name of the " Big Dipper." Esther has very eccentric hab-
its, one being her mania for utilizing 2 A E pins for do-
mestic purposes — namely, to pin her middy blouse to her
skirt. She has high ideals, such as to run a choral class

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