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will increase her respect for you 100% (one hundred per cent). Quotations which are apropos

1. In case you are late to class: "Backward, turn backward, oh, time in th\- flight."

2. In case you are unprepared, "Oh, that these lips had language."

3. In case the instructor makes it "hot" for you, say meekly, "Shall I compare thee to
a summer's day?"

4. In case of receiving C — when you expected an A: "Oh, what a noble mind is here

Howe\'er, if }-ou are unprepared in History class, let your conscience be your guide.

Proper Dress fo:< Gym

One slightly soiled middy; two shoes (moccasin fit, approved last, Q. E. D., tennis shoes),
two stockings (not necessarily mates) ; one pair roommate's gym bloomers.

The best time to arrive at gym varies — you may be five or fifteen minutes late. This
will necessitate your standing at the end of the line without a partner, which always adds
zest to the occasion.

The only important knowledge one must lia\c in order to stand high in Ph\-sical Educa-
tion is that one must be able to differentiate between one's right and left hand. Without
such knowledge you will hear a very pointed remark regarding your mental capacit\-. A
good as well tis practical way to remember this important fact is the following: When you
face the east, your right hancl is on the south; whqn you face the west, your right hand is on
the north. Carry a and this formula with you to class. .Step No. one (1) consult
compass, thus ascertaining directions; step Xo. two (2), fit formula to directions and \ou will
know results <u-v infallibh' correct. iOncm cnit (IciiioiislnilinnJ

Etiquette i\ the Pool

Wlien you first don the little gray bathing suit, you will probably feel like an advertise-
ment for Jansen goods, but this illusion will soon be dispelled by one glance in the mirror.

The next step (first, being of course to put on suit), you will find it necessary to brealv
the ice on the pool. The simplest and most satisfactory way is to dive in (head foremost, of
course). If you know how to swim, all will be well ; if not, a less drastic beginning is advisable.

How TO File for a Date

Aunt Suzanne (b\- marriage) has a nephew (Clarence, by name) who is attending Sewanee
and the lady is anxious that you meet him. You are of course greatly thrilled (never having
seen Clarence). Mother sends permission, father sends affidavits, he brings a letter affirming
that he is the aforesaid Clarence (above-mentioned) — so you are permitted to see him.

One look at Clarence convinces you that there is no justice in this world and the prize
is not worth the effort expended in its attainment. Clarence will wear high shoes and will
have protruding teeth (one gold). While you are entertaining Clarence in Recreation Hall
(and wishing vou were any place but) your roommates. Mazie and Dolly, will walk through
and gi\e you and jour caller the once over. Then it is that life is particularly interesting.
Clarence will talk at great length and seem greatly engrossed in one subject — himself.

You will write Aunt Suzanne the next day, thank her for her thoughtfulness, tell her how
very charming Clarence is, and how sorry you are that you can have no more dates with him,
as >our literary activities are too pressing.

Perfect Etiquette ix the Post Office

You will find that if you border on six feet, your box is the lowest down, while if you are four
feet eleven, you can barely touch your box on tiptoe. This rule is infallible and the slightest
deviation therefrom is unforgivable.

When you rush in to get your mail at 9:30 (9:25 by the clock in Middlemarch) you will
find that the six hundred and forty-nine other inhabitants of the institution have the same
idea. You can, however, obtain your object by taking a running start and leaping nimbly
from girl to girl en route. When you arrive, still partially organized and with anatomy only
slightly impaired, you will have your usual difficulty in working that trick combination on
your box, and find therein — bne circular from "Bell's Booterie."

Perfect Behavio,r at Monitor's Meeting

When you receive a notice to attend a Monitor's meeting, the first step is to write a brief
but polite note of acceptance or regret. The following forms are correct:

"I regret very much that owing to a previous engagement, I cannot attend. I would be
glad to make another date with you if you wish.

"R. S. V. P. Ilexe Jones."

"Miss Mary .Smith accepts with pleasure the kind invitation to Monitor's meeting, and
appreciates greatly your interest in her."

It is not generally acceptable in the social world to wear rouge to General Monitor's
meeting. However, it has been done.

Etiquette in the Dining Room

One may prefer to sleep through breakfast. This is not absolutely "faux pas," neither
is it being done generally. However, should one wish to do so, one must of course notify
Mrs. Davis to avoid any misrepresentation of the facts. Such a notification should be worded

"My dear Mrs. Davis: I hereby and herein in'Jorm you that on next Tuesday, February S,
nineteen hundred and twenty-six (1926), I will not appear at the morning meal. However,
since I know you will probably worry about me, I beg to advise that Mrs. Brown has purchased
me some crackers and ham, which I feel will be sufficient sustenance until lunch. Thanking
vou in advance. "Your friend.

"Elizabeth Carrigan."




DraAvs nigh, and cross
The sky

A thousand fireflies soon
Will fly.
Up and up
To find their nest —
Happy in

Their well-earned rest.
Shining fireflies
Were I like

Them — flying, flying-
Upward, upward.
Falling — dying.
Feel the wind

In my hair —

Kiss my cheek —
Whip my garments
About me —
Toss me, blow me,
A leaf

Dancing, dancing in
The wirtd.
Is here,
I have
Since my song
Began —

Stars are shining
Of fireflies.

Has brought me
Longing —

Two hnudred eight



The other day I heard a girl say to a friend of hers who was an older woman, "I'll be so
glad when June comes and I won't have to go to school any more. We have to work so hard.
Why, each teacher seems to think that her subject is the only one I am taking."

"Yes," answered the older woman, "but, my dear, you'll be sorry to leave when the
time comes. You don't realize what a wonderful time you are having. As you grow older
you will look back longingly to you'r school-days and wish that you were young again, for
youth is the best time of life."

This made me think of one of Browning's poems, in which he says:

"Grow old along with me.

The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made,"

and I began to wonder which one was right.

I suppose it is because I am young that I choose to take the side which offers the greatest
hope and promise, that of Browning. I do not mean to sa:y that the older woman is entirely
wrong. We are having a good time here in many ways. Just because we leave school we will
not get away from work, bu't we will only go where there is more and greater work to be done.
We will hold the memories of our school-days as recollections of happy times. When we
think of the friends from whom we will be separated we become very sad. But, even though
all this is true, I think we should be glad to go on, for we are just beginning to enter real life.

Now we are about ready to go out into the world and put into practice the training which
we have received. There we must make the best of our opportunities whether they are great
or small. Let us go forth smiling, not as leaving the best time of life, but as entering Into it.
Then we can join with Browning and say:

"Therefore I summon age,
To grant youth's heritage."

Two hundred nine



The taupe softness of the big fire-side chair felt cool and scratchy to my cheek, resting
against one of its wings. The other side of my face burned from the heat of the fire roaring
in the grate. I realized sleepily that I should be in bed. The rest of the family were. But
a strange inertia gripped me, and held me there staring into the blaze until my eyes ached
and burned with it. I was not conscious of even thinking, as I sat there half asleep. I just
sat, and watched the red flames lick with their yellow tips the blanket of soot that looked
like black sheep's wool, clinging to the back of the grate. It tired me to look at them, mo\ing
ceaselessly, as the wind sucked them up the chimney or dropped them down low again.
Shooting up, sinking, then flaring up again, their red glow wa\ered o\er the hearth, the center
of the davenport, and sometimes the bronze base of the lamp on the table behind it. And
a few times when the blaze burst out wide and high, one leg leaped out for the infini-
tesimal fraction of a second from the dark bulk that was the piano.

Once I caught a glimpse of a twin fire playing on the window opposite. I don't know
how long I sat there, gazing. It must have been quite a while, though, for when a loose coal
clattering down on the iron foot-rest where it fizzed and sputtered for a moment, startled
me out of my sluggish blankness, the flames had burned themselves out. Only a loose mass
of red-hot coals and a sloping mound of gray ashes remained. And the soot had all burned
off from the back of the grate, now clean and pink, with the crack jagging across it like a
deep red scar.



Remember that first
Day in Ward-
Belmont, when \ou
Felt like an
Amoeba in the
Pacific, and you
Carried your new
Hat-box and
The umbrella mother
Insisted on your
Bringing, and all
The old girls
Sized you up
Until you felt
Like a porous plaster?

I'll say I do!

'fuo hundred ten


Dramatis Persoxae

Dr. Holt Miss Morrison-

Mr. Wesson We (about 7U0 of us)


Scene — Chapel

Time — Any Day at 12:30 P. M.

Enter We, and quietly (?) take our places. Enter Dr. Holt, Miss Morrison, Mr. Wesson
and Faculty, and take places on the platform. The latter (the Faculty of course, not the
platform) scan the "garden of roses" before them with cold and penetrating gaze, whereupon
the babble quickly subsides. In response to an encouraging nod from Miss Morrison, Mr.
Wesson timidly glides forward. Mr. Wesson: "We will sin— ng numbah fi-ive in the yallow
book; foist, second and thoid stanzahs." (He looks expectantly at Mr. Henkel, and is rewarded
by an abrupt squeak, followed at length by a prolonged wail. Preliminaries finally dispensed
with, Mr. Henkel, our "Abt \'ogler," rolls forth a mighty chord, and we arise. We (singing
lustily) — "Res-cue the per-ishing, care for the dy-ing," etc. (Having done our dut}', with an
air of martyrdom we resume our seats.)

Dr. Holt (coming beamingly to the front of the platform) — "I think we'll hurry through
the Psalm and Gloria this morning. Let us turn to Selection 13 in the Psalter, and I believe
I'll let the Seniors and Junior Middles read this morning. We'll all join in on the last verse.
All right. Seniors!" (Business of reading Psalm.) Seeing Mr. Wesson rush frantically forward,
we rise ere the last words ha\e died away. Mr. Wesson performs with appropriate zeal a
pendulum-like motion with his forefinger, but the organ steadfastly refuses to respond after
an initial feeble moan. Mr. Henkel leaves precipitateh- by side door blushing painfully, and
Mr. Wesson (poor man) seats himself yet again with an air of bitter resignation.

Dr. Holt gracefully saves the situation by coming briskly forward with: "Well, today is
Tuesday, our morning for current e\-ents. In looking o\'er the morning papers, I came across
several things that I thought \-ou might be inter-est-ed in. To take foreign events first, I
saw where Belgravia, that great island just off the coast of Palestine, between Holland and
China, is ha\-ing quite a bit of trouble down there in the little country of Singapore, one of
the Czecho-Slavakian colonies. It seems that the latter persisted in making use of the fili-
buster, in spite of the late ruling made by the Pan-American States at their last meeting in
Tammany Hall at Prague. It's very inter-est-ing to try and predict just what the outcome
of this affair will be. Now, for things of interest on our own side of the water. I noticed in
last night's paper, where the great Shakespearian tragedian, Rhubarb \'aselino, has broken
his contract to play Dogberry in "Romeo and Juliet." The particulars of the affair have not
yet leaked out, but it is rumored, that the leading lady forgot to use listerine before the last
rehearsal. That's the insidious thing about it and even her best friends wouldn't tell her.
Well, well, it's rather pitiful when you come to think about it. I saw too where Henri Fordjiski,
the noted Japanese anthropologist, has at last succeeded in combining radishes and tomatoes
to get the peculiar combination that he has named the "radi-ato." It is said that will revolu-
tionize the rubber production in France. I sometimes wonder just what the world is coming
to anyway — just what the future will produce. (Relapses into contemplation of said future,
but is abruptly brought back to the present by a well-timed cough from Miss Morrison.) It's
certainly food for thought, anyway. Well, I see my time is up, but before I leave I want to
tell YOU a little story I heard the other day that I think will illustrate my point. A young

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gallant had taken his beloved to dine at a fashionable restaurant. When the soup was served
he suddenly plucked the lettuce out of his glass and placed it nonchalantly over his right ear.
The young widow began to trill silverly, and at last our hero perceived his terrible mistake.
He hastened then to apologize humbly, saying "Why, m>- dear, how very stupid of me — how
extraordinarily clums> — what a calamitous faux pas — why, I was sure, positively certain
that that was cauliflower." (Exit Dr. Holt amid much applause and laughter.)

Miss Morrison (coming forward in perfect form) (Miss Morrison is physical ed.) : "Girls,
please get perfectly quiet as I have a number of important announcements to make. First,
Miss Mills asks that I announce that no girl shall hereafter wear any black clothes of any-
kind under penalty of expulsion. She also requests that the girls file more frequently, as she
hasn't nearly enough to keep Mrs. Plaskett occupied. I regret to say that the smoking-den
can not be used this week as it is to be turned o\-er to our visiting guests and alumnae, but we
are all very glad to do this I'm sure. I believe that is all — Oh, no, I forgot to announce that
from now on no girl will be allowed to take any gym work whatsoever. You're excused."

Two hundred i'dseht



Life — a queer proposition,

Mixture of laugiiter arid tears;

Hearts woven together by care
Given the kindness of years.

Changing winds of forces — •
Proud answerings and replies

Souls washed clean by sorrow —
Joy when a tired being dies.

Crimson brightness of roses —
Wondering children of men;

Dreaming idly at sunset
Longing for dawn again.

The chiming of bells on a hillside —

Spring's shrill sweetness arises
Wandering loveliness — a nomad

Swift mirth from nature surprises-
Waves that dash and frolic —

Or the blue, blue peace of the sea;
Morning of warm gold and scarlet,

Leaden, gray twilight to be.



We have studied and worked together,
Together have idled and played.

Our secrets we gave to each other.
And our plans were mutually made.

Was there aught that we did not share,

In pleasure or toil always, —
One joy or woe that we did not know.

Dear friends of our happy school-days?

Oh, how can we bear to be parted.

We who have loved so long.
Who have lived so close together,

Whose ties are so true, so strong?

Two hunired thirteen


Secret Passion

Favorite Expression

Dorothea Abbott .
Grace Adams . . .
Elizabeth Allen .
CoRiNNE Anderson
Fay Anderson . .
Helen Anderson .
Mildred Anderson
Jane Andrews . .
Dorothy Bader . .

Evelyn Bales . . .
Mary Alice Bales
Nancy Baskerville .
OfHiE Bauman . . .
Dell Blattner . . .
Rol'erta Blewett . .
Dorothy Bradford .
Norma Brookman . .
Emily Campbell . .
Elizabuth Carrigan .
Peggy C astor ....
Cornelia Chason . .
Margaret Clarke
Frances Cochrane
Nancy Jane Cochrane
Harriett Condit . .
Dorothy Cook . . .
Mary Baxt'er Cook .
Mildred C^sessler

Isabel CiRb\'

Genevieve Dierks . .
Mary Ji lia Dix . . .
Elizabeth Dorsey . .
Ernestine Di^vmwright
Dorothy Eastland . .

Betty Ebbett

Caesarina Edsy . . .

Katherine Ediiison .

LoriSE ElSELE . .

Lois Elliott . . .
Janie Ellwooii . .
Hope Emerson . .
LoTTA Enc;le . . .
Catherine Et-er .
Mildred Fliciinger
Carolyn Fo.x . . .
Kathleen Gardner
Eleanor Graham .
Helen Grisham . .
Catherine GrJsier
Louise Grisiep, . .
Eleanor Haggard .
Patricia Hatfield
Elizabeth Havnes
Vera Lee He.\rne .
Dorothy Heath
Marion Henschel .

To imitate Mrs. Schmitz

All A's

Frances Pavne ....

Mv Ford .'

A Delta

Note books

U. T


The moon on Sarasota Bav

Her football team



To live on a farm? ? ?

To wear red

Love in a cottage


Iowa State



To talk more


To be the better half of an M. D.
Ph. D

Long flowing locks

Hettie Rays

To change her name

To be sylph-like

To know who wrote "Robinson


Le Violon



To grow

Nita Nalda ! . . . .



Madame Melba

C.olden Silence

The fatted calf

"Mighty Blue"



To be seen and not heard


A permanent

To be an expression teacher

My Brothers

Roses of Picardy ....

To be small

To have one

To "elocute"

Long hair

To be a business woman .



To be nice to every one
Blonds and Madison . . .

I'm just thrilled!

A diable!

And she said etc., etc., etc.

Who shot who?

Come on, let's go see Mrs. .\.

To-day Mr. Dodd gave us — . ,

Well, you know what — .


Puyallup — the home of the big red

Now you know that's cute!
Well, think of that!
Really — I couldn't say.
Got a telegram from Red.
Oh, I'm so sor-ry!
Duddness drecious sakes alive!
Whoopee !
Whoopee !
Now sakes!

You're a great big bear!
Good night!
I'd like to, but — .
Oh, come on let's go!
We really ought to.
^'ou see.

Well, 1 think this—.
That's just fine.
Do you know anybody in Dixon?

Makes me so mad!
I don't know, but — .
I don't think so.

Oh, well, I'm not proud!
For cry in' forth bananas.
Well, I'd like to ask a question.
Oh, say!

I know when I was a little girl,

No! ! ! !

They make me tired!
Martha's so stubborn.
I'm worried to death.
Isn't that funny?
Well, I don't believe that.

Babv don't want that.
So thrilled!
Next summer we'll — .
Well — good night!
Now, listen!
Naw! ! !
Whoopee !
Tell me, "silly"!
Well, you know — .
My dear!
Aw shoot !

Well, I guess that didn't go over
so big.

Two hundred fourleejt


Elizabeth Hicks . .
Helen Holladay . .
Helen Holmes . . .
Agnes Holtsixger
Lily Hopkins ....
Alice Ingram ....
Katheryn Isbell . .
Emma Wayne Jeffries

Emily Johnston

Margaret Jones . . . .

Velma Jones

Mary Frances Joyce . .

Helen Karr

Eleanor Kaufmann . . .

Isabel Kerr

Trith Kirk

Eleanor Lanier . . . .
Mamie D. L.awrence . .
Roberta Lightfoot . . .

Sar.^h Ligon

Mary Louise Logan . . .

Margaret Long

Adaline McDonald . . .

Mary McOill

Rachel McInnis . . . .
Nettie McMath . . . .

Natalie Marr

Geraldine Massie . . .
Peggy AL\sterson . . . .
Margaret Meyer . . . .
Whitfield Morelli . . .
Erline Morriso.n . . . .

.'^lice Nelson

Mary.^llen Nelson . . .
Gertrude North . . . .

Mary Osburn

Margaret Pannill . . .
Mary Frances Payne . .
K.\therine Pearson . . .
Eleanor Phelps . . . .

Marie Pittman

Marian Pope

Edith Ratts

JuDELLE Reynolds . . .

Randle Ridley

Virginia Robinson . .
Elizabeth Ross ....
Virginia Rlckman . .

Irene Sale

Christine Schermerhorn
Lucille Schroeder . .
Georgia Shapero ...
EfELYN Sherman ...
Isabel Simpson ....
Mary Elizabeth Simpson
.Alya Dean Smith . . .
\iRGiNiA Snider . . . .

Julia Snider

RiBY Sprouse ....

Secret Passion

Some one in Texas

My Chevrolet

Somebody's mother . • • • •
Southern gentlemen at W. & L.

To do harmony

New York


Forbidden fruit




To argue with Miss HoUinger . . .


Mustaches " ■ ' '

The less deadly of the species . . .


.Any good man • .

To discover the origin of the species.

Dates in Texas

Mt. Pleasant • • • ■.

To pass without studying . . . .

K. U

To be a madonna

Being prompt

To hear that Lohengrin tune . . .

Georgia . . .

.A Dallas gentleman

Growth of her crowning beauty . .

To manage horses(?)

Summer school at Michigan . . .

Sigma Chi parties

We would like to know


To be an old maid

To be a perfect athlete

To be a great musician ....
To be like .Aunt Maggie ....

Elizabeth Allen

To be a dressmaker

Incongruous jewelry-

To play on the board

Radio parties

To be a Marmola .Ad

Cave City, cave men

Long engagements

Just to be sweet

Crushes on the opposite sex . .


The style of Bacon

Zinc Oxide

My niece

Murfreesboro dances


Ice cream cones

To find her lad

To be in grand opera

University life?

Sport clothes!

To look like a pencil

Favorite Expression

I just can't wait!

Wanta ride home?

My goodness!


Oh — you know not.

Let me see.

Be careful — you'll make me mad.

"Won't get any mail toda\'; got

mine yesterday."
I'm so little.
Oh, that's so cute!
Well? ? ?
I'm such a mess!

Oh! I'm so fussed!
Oh, girl!

Well— guess I'd better be going.
When I was in New York — .
Praise Allah!
I think he's cute.
Such a lesson!
It's a riot!

What does that mean?
Oh, lawsy!
Well, good night!
Chile — listen here!
Oh, shut up!
I don't know, but — .
In Te.\as — .
That's a detail.
I've got to practice.
I'd like to.

Oh, I was as low as a snake.
You bet!

.And he said, etc., etc.
She's pretty crazy about me.
Now, don't be silly!
Mon Dieu!
Where are my shoes?
I just laughed and laughed.
I just know I failed!
Oh, dear!
Oh, deah me!
Hurry up, Carrie!
I'm griped to death.
Tr^-ing to kid me ! !
I do declare!
Law, gu-u-r-r-1!
Search me!
My dear!

It's just this way — .
Aw, heck!
Oh, that's prosaic.

T-.iO hundred fifteen



Secret Passion

Favorite Expression

To promote scientific investigation


Hockey X'arsity

I've got to studv.

Let's hurrj-.

I think!

You and me each.

Mary Sweney


"The Student Prince" of Michigan .

Dorothy Taft

Oh, they did not! !

Eunice Thirman

Sallie Tibbetts


Beta's at Cornell

Oh, kid!
Disgust !
I know because Miss Sisson said so.

Evelyn Tillman

To grow long hair

To go back to Miami

Not to be snooty

To be a gracious hostess


Oh, why does she alwaj-s pick on me?

Mary Belle Tootle

Grace \'animan

I'm not snooty!
Just more fun!
Must practice.
Oh, isn't that lovelv?

Extreme hair cuts


Jennie Craig Watson

Virginia Watts

The"Y. W."

To stop blushing

It must be nice.

Mary Whittiker


To be a Fiji girl

To rule over many

To get out of quarantine

Don't you think that would be cute?
Oh, Mr. Dodd, that isn't fair!

Thelma Witwer

I couldn't say.
Don't you think so?


Headlight Miss Morrison

Engine Student Body

Brake Dr. Bl.wton

Clutch Mary Alice B.\les

Polish Mrs. Solox E. Rose

Wheels The Cl.\sses

Accelerator Mrs. Armstrong

Steering Wheel Miss Mills

Gas Mrs. Bry.\x

Extra Tire Jane Andrews

Ciit-Oiit Student Council

Exhaust Dr. Holt

Muffler Mr. Wesson

Self-Starter Miss Swift

Horn LoRENE Waller

Windshield Check fro.m Home

Tail Li ''ht Night W.\tchman

T-uo hmulrfit s


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