Excerpts from “
Vol. VI, No. 6
Published monthly during the school year by the Alumni of the Potsdam Normal School
Alumni Editor-in-Chief – Mahlon M. Wagner, ‘75
Associate Alumni Editors – N. Belle Whitney, ’88; Emily D. Streibert, ’72; Frank L. Cubley, ‘92
Undergraduate Editors – J. D. Thompson, Roger Baconian; J. M. Bonner, Francis Baconian; Muriel Streibert, Alpha; Edith Bolton, Calliopean
Advisory Committee – F. H. Allen, ’85; Emily D. Streibert, ’72; Julia E. Crane, ’74; N. Belle Whitney, ’88; Clara K. Hawkins, ‘85
Dr. MacVicar writes
February number of the magazine has just been received, with which I am most
pleased. It contains a full account of
the Ninth Annual Reunion and Banquet of the New York Association held in
It has given me great pleasure to read the account given of the reception to my old respected pupil, Miss Julia E. Crane. In reading her address I was reminded very vividly of some of the scenes through which the Normal school had to pass during its first year of work. Miss Crane was then a young girl, but an exceedingly promising one, and I am much pleased to know that she has more than fulfilled her promise of former days in the Normal school, and that she is now an honored teacher of the Institute and a master of the department to which she has given her life. I have had the pleasure of recommending the employment of her graduates in the schools of our Society, and in every instance they have proved successful in the work they have undertaken and give clear evidence of having been trained under a teacher who understood how to train in a practical way those who were preparing to take charge of classes themselves.
Remember me very kindly to Miss Crane and to such of the old teachers as were in the school during my administration. So far as I know, Prof. Hathorne and Prof. Mann are the only two now left.
Alfonso E. MacDonald, ‘75
It gives us
pleasure to present with this number of the Magazine an excellent likeness of
our old classmate, Alfonso E. MacDonald,
’75, for many years past a resident of
his school Mr. MacDonald finds time
for church work which must tax his energies.
He is an elder in the Forty-first Street Presbyterian church and
Superintendent of the Sunday School which as a membership of about six hundred
and fifty. He is also President of the
Christian Endeavor Union of the State of
SPRAGUE – Born,
Mrs. C. H. Sisson and children, of
Messrs. Albert and Allen Newall, ’01, have been admitted to the Phi Delta Theta frat. At Williams college.
Miss Adele Waldo, ’76, spent the Easter vacation in
In the Assembly, the opposition to the Canal bill was pronounced and forcible and was led by Mr. Merritt of St. Lawrence, who made the strongest speech of the day in that body. Mr. Merritt did not mince matters but hit straight out from the shoulder in a manner that greatly pleased the opponents of the canal scheme.
Miss Dezell of
Mr. Clinton Curtis son of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Curtis, and Miss
Sadie Austin, daughter of Mrs.
Austin who resides at
M. H. O’Brien ’98 called at the Normal Easter week.
Mabel Joyce ’97 paid the
Abbie Howe ’97 spent
her Easter vacation at her home in
Mrs. Walter Gurnee, nee Helen Stoller ’98, resides at
Wm C. Geer ’97 has been appointed assistant in
Miss Allie Sayles ’02, who is teaching at Rouses
Point, visited the
Miss Lucia M. Yale ’01 has had to give up her position in Champlain on account of poor health.
Mrs. Ola Esterly Alexander has returned to
Williams Weekly we learn that A. P. Newall 1905 (
W. A. Newell ’01 recently represented Williams college in their relay race with
Alumni visitors at the Normal Easter week were noted Laura Washburn of Heuvelton, Lena
Wright of Lawrenceville, Nellie
Watson A. Lawrence, 1900 has accepted a position as
supervisor of the Junior Department of the Mackenzie school, Dobbs, Ferry,
N.Y., at a salary of $1100. The
Mackenzie school is one of the most exclusive boarding schools for boys in the
country. Rev. J.C. Mackenzie Ph. D., the headmaster, was for many years
principal of the
Harry Hall ’00 and Roy Spear recently made the
Miss Eliza Kellas is spending the winter at Monticito Cal. Near Santa Barbara.
Truman Moon, Paul Mann and Roy Stowell are home from Cornell for their Easter vacation.
Miss Elva Haywood has had to temporarily give up her work in No. 8 on account of illness.
Miss Mabel Guile ’00 has accepted a position with
the Normal school at
Mr. Aaron Corbin who was so ill a few weeks ago has recovered in a most remarkable way much to the surprise and delight of his many friends.
from Miss Winnifred
Tompkins, ’99 says that
attractive circular of the Bonnie Brae school in
following clipping comes from “The Madisonian” of
which Joseph Smith ’88 is editor and
proprietor. It was evident that
something was to take place in Elkdom Monday evening,
for early in the afternoon members of the antlered herd began to arrive from
all parts of
Roll of Honor:
The following subscriptions have been received since our last issue:
Two dollars: Roy B. Davis, Ruth Walling, W. W. Read
and fifty cents: Eva Waldron, Warren
One dollar: Lillian Blake, F. B. Spaulding, Grace Lyon, E. Jeannette Compton, May E. Wellings, Effie Plumb, Mary M. Oliver, George Nevin, Anna L. Barnes, Miss Caldwell, Ethel M. Bush, J. H. Hall, May E. Wright, W. H. Armin, F. M. Payne, Grace Brush Pert.
Fifty cents: W. A. Lauber, W. Ethelyn Harper, Mrs. Streibert, Ines Ehles, Edith Merrick, Bessie Finnemore, Martha B. Turney, Harriet N. Ackert, T. L. Heaton, Allie L. Sayles
Miss Elizabeth Cameron ’01 is having excellent success with
her work in
Miss Mabel Ruggles
’01 is teaching at
Miss Jessamine Nuffer have a Recital with her 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades lately. The children of each grade marched in as their turn came, sang three or four songs, and did some work in modulation, sight singing and ear training. A club of girls from the High school assisted. The recital was a great success and aroused intense interest not only in the town, but amongst the pupils, and teachers of the school, inspiring them to better work. Miss Nuffer has also secured her life certificate for teaching drawing.
Miss Fannie Stevens ’02 is well started in her work at
Chaney ’91 has been
doing Post Graduate work since September.
She is now in
One of the pleasant things in a teacher’s life is to hear good reports from the students who have been graduated and are doing strong work in their world. A few days ago a former superintendent of Silver Creek, brought a fine report of the good work being done in that town by Miss Elizabeth Humphrey.
Society work is passing along pleasantly and profitably. Misses Apthorpe, Nichols, McKnights, Paubst and Clarkin have lately become Calliopeans.
semi-annual open meeting occurred March 15.
The hall was draped in purple and gold; palms decorated the piano and
president’s stand. An interesting
program was given. An oration “German
Customs” by Miss Hibbard, was very instructive. The debate on the question ‘Resolved, that
immigration should be further restricted” was warmly contested by Misses Maynard and
Hubbard on the affirmative, and Misses
Among the new members recently initiated are Misses Simonds, Batchelder, Cadzow and Forrester.
The open meeting of the society was held March 1st, the subject for the evening being, “Athletics”. The question debated was, “Resolved, that no professionalism should be allowed in the athletics of secondary schools.” Misses Benson and Balwin upheld the affirmative and Misses Kelsey and Tiffany the negative. The discussion was awarded to the affirmative.
The meetings of late have been well attended, special interest being taken in the programs which have been arranged in regard to particular topics. Among the most interesting have been the evenings on Macbeth and Evangeline.
The editor wishes to state that it was through no fault of his or lack of news that the Franks were not represented in the Magazine last month. The society news were written and handed in on time but for some unaccountable reason failed to appear.
The quarter so far has been very successful. The work has been good and solid. The general committee selected the following six men all of whom joined the society: T. B. Storel, Meade Alexander, George Eastman, Carl Coit, Horace Ruggles, and James Cavanough.
The society held a very successful open meeting March 7th. The program was excellent and consisted of the following: Recitation, A. H. Chase; oration, Our Country Past and Present, D. E. Darrah; vocal solo, Fred Berryman; Debate, Resolved, that England is justified in carrying on the Boer War; Affirmative, J. O. Coit, W. F. Regan; Negative, J. D. Gillette, W. S. Wallace. Farce, a burlesque on Pauline’s Hypnotic show. Wm Burt acting the part of Pauline, performed wonderful feats of mind reading, hypnotism and mesmerism, which appeared as genuine as that of the original.
J. O. Coit,
’03, and M. F. Reagan, ’03, have been elected to
uphold the debating honor of the Franks at the spring union with the
Mr. Bonner has resigned his position on the staff of society editors. Mr. Darrrah has been elected to fill the vacancy.
meeting was held Saturday March 8. The programme was as follows: Recitation, Mr. O’Mally; oration, Mr. Sullivan; music by the Roger Baconian quartette; debate on the question, “Resolved, that
trusts are an evil;” Affirmative, Messrs.
Messrs. McCormick, Carr and O’Sullivan are about to become members of our society.
The union meeting witht eh Alpha society will be held on April 12. Messrs Gore and McCarthy will represent us in the coming union with the Francis Baconian Society.
Mr. John May, who recently completed a course in
At the “A” class meeting for organization, the following officers were elected: President: Edith Bolton; Vice President, J. Dane Thompson; Secretary, Jessie Parsons; Treasurer, F. W. Ballou.
J. M. Bonner, one of our undergraduates has
secured a position as teacher at Stark,