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Vol. IX, No. 6
Potsdam Normal School
Published monthly during the school year by the Alumni of the Potsdam Normal School
Alumni Editor-in-Chief – Frank L. Cubley, ’92
Associate Alumni Editors – Katherine Kellas ’92; S. Pope Brown ‘91
Undergraduate Editors – Katherine M. Hayes, Calliopean; Florence McCartney, Alpha; Geo. W. Sullivan, Roger Baconian; Albert M. Shaw, Francis Baconian
Advisory Committee – F. H. Allen, ’85; Nellie Bartlett Bond, ‘93; Julie E. Crane, ’74; Julia T. Walling, ’91; C. H. Simpson, ‘93
Local Association Secretaries: San Francisco – Edith Barnum O’Brien, 1013 Green Street; New York City – Leonard J. Reynolds, 16 Court Street, Brooklyn; Watertown – Margaret Lenahan, Watertown, NY; Chicago – Emma Erwin Luck, 1204 Monadnock Block, Chicago; Boston – Mary Helen Ellis, 8 Roseland St, No Cambridge, Mass.
Alumni Banquet at
knew the New York Alumni were to feast together on the seventeenth of February,
some of the bright ones among us conceived the happy thought of having a
banquet of our own at the same time. We
After a pleasant hour spent in greetings and introductions, all were seated at two inviting looking tables. As we were our own caterers, we did not try to compete with “them big hotels where they charge plates and let you live on smells”, but we made up in quality and quantity what we lacked in French names and variety of viands, and the Streibert meat and escalloped potatoes, the Proctor jellies, doughnuts and coffee, the Bond salad, the Klock-Higley cake and the cream, olives, nuts and other dainties contributed by the young men were above criticism and fully appreciated.
cards painted by Mrs. Dayton and
lettered by Miss Proctor were things
of beauty, and a joy to each possessor. Mrs. Chatterton’s
tiny girl and Mrs. Klock’s
baby added a touch of home-i-ness to the scene
which big banquets lack and which we all enjoyed. After justice had been done to the menu and
the infants had fallen asleep, Mr. Adam
Walker, ’00, began his duties of toastmaster, an office which he most
completely and delightfully filled. He
announced that our fraternal greetings had been sent by telegraph to the
“The Alphas” – John Green, ‘03
Diversions” – D.
“The Franks” – Carrie Proctor, ‘98
“The Medic” – Guy A Klock, ‘99
“How I used my Method” – W. L. Wallace, ‘03
“How I missed being a Normalite” – Howard Walker
“The Pupil Teacher” – Murial Streibert, ‘03
“The University” – Prof. G. O. Higley
old days of the
Mr. Frank Higley with his sister, Miss Bertha, for accompanist, gave us two charming songs, while Mrs. Klock, nee Fearon, ’97, delighted us with several piano selections. We all joined in heartily singing “Normal Bell” and various college songs.
noticeable thing was that all our ladies were Alphas and all our gentlemen Franks,
but the yells of the four societies were given with a will, as well as that
strange mixture of sound known as the
present not already mentioned were Mrs.
Dayton, Mrs. Higley,
Mrs. Gertrude Chilton Chatterson, Marion and Grace Streibert. Regrets were sent by Mr. Daghistan, who has now removed from
One of the
members was appointed to send a report to the
Faculty of the
Mr. H. L. Daghistan is now in
B. Craig, -93, is
Miss Pearl Tiffany is still teaching at
Miss H. May Dayton is teaching at
Miss Mabel Wetherell,
’03, visited the
Miss Edith A. Drury is at
Grimshaw’s address is
Louise P. Roberts is teaching at
We quote from the Port Leyden Press: “One of the state inspectors of schools was in town Monday and visited the High School. He expressed himself as being particularly pleased with the work done by Miss Celia Roberts, the teacher of the first primary department. Miss Roberts was a graduate of P.N.S. June 1901.
that F. D. P. Clark is doing a live
business in burying the dead at
Miss Clara A. Foster, ’92, has accepted a position as
teacher of music and drawing in the
Miss Grace Foster is teacher of elocution in the
Miss Louise Reidell, ;01, of
Alumni held a very pleasant reunion at the Sherman House in
Frank L. Austin,
Mrs. Alberta Wilson, formerly a teacher in the
Miss Madge Collins has accepted a position in the
Mr. Frank Wires, ’92, is manager of the Standard Oil
DeRevere – Married on the 2d day of March at the home
of the bride’s father, Dr. H. D. Brown,
Mrs. Hattie Brown DeRevere to Mr. George L. Fachney
Smith – Ash
– The marriage of Mr. Fred M. Smith and
Miss Emma L. Ash occurred at
Roll of Honor:
The following subscriptions have been received since the last issue of the Magazine. We acknowledge the same with thanks, and credit the account to the date following each name:
Three dollars from Nellie Sheehan, Feb ’06; Alma Babcock Caldwell, Feb ‘05
Two dollars from Edith Drury, June ’05; Dr. E. J. Smith, Feb ’07
One dollar and fifty cents from O. H. Kibbe, Nov ’06; Rev. C. C. Townsend, ‘Feb 04
One dollar each from Mary E. Lewis, ‘Dec 06; L. J. Reynolds, ‘Feb ’04; Addie Benedict Cheney, Dec 05; Alida B. Craig, Jan ’07; Grace Goodale, Feb ’06; H. J. Tyron, April ’06; Edna E. Hobbs, June ’05; Mary Gonnelly Gilmore, Feb ’05; Eva E. Briggs, ‘Feb 05; Leva V. Sabin, Feb ‘07
Fifty cents each from Dennis Bromley, Dec ’05; F. D. P. Clark, Dec ’05; Maybell G. Bush, June ’04; Mary Clarkin, Jan ’06; Louis P. Roberts, Dec ’05; Lois E. Reidell, Jan ’05; Grace Parker, June ’05; Jane F. Butrick Cooper, Feb ’06.
Crane Normal Institute Notes:
A fine program of Piano and Song Recital given at the Millersville, Pa Normal School, is just received. The program shows a high grade of work and reflects much credit up on Miss Annie C. Clark, ’99, who is in charge of the vocal music in that school.
The work of
Miss Maud DeGan,
Miss Mildred Holmes, ’01, has been spending some time
Miss Charlotte Dove, ’02, has her work as supervisor of the music in district No. 17.
Miss Blanche King, ’04, writes from
Mr. Alfred Hallam,
Miss Lucy B. Reynolds, ’04, is teaching in
Miss Margaret Garrity, ’94, in charge of the music at the
Miss Therese Marsh, ’03, in charge of the music in the
from Mrs. Shutts
Skinner ’02, is another fortunate one, as she has found in
Prof. Jas. M. Graves, who resigned his position here
about two and a half years ago to take a course in advanced mathematics in the
Dr. Stowell attended the alumni banquet of the
P.N.S. which was held in
Miss Olive Giles was sent as a delegate from the Y.
W. C. A. to the state convention held in
Dr. Percy Bugbee, principal of the
Prof. Bond has organized a third physics class which recites after school. At present, the class is doing advanced experimental and laboratory work in electricity. It has been organized by Prof. Bond who in connection with a few other science teachers are looking toward the extension of physics to a two year’s course.
Mr. F. L. Cubley addressed the Y. M. C. A. recently. He gave a very helpful and instructive talk on the best way to attain success. It was much appreciated by all who heard it.
Our open meeting will occur Mach 10
On Friday evening February 24, the society was divided into the minority and majority and a very exciting parliamentary debate was held. Mr. Anderson extolled points of law from Roberts Rules of Order remarkably well and through his decisions made the minority hold strictly to the question. The majority carried the resolutions through in thirty seconds less than the time allowed them. These debates are very beneficial and more work of this kind should be encouraged.
Messrs. Norris and Baker are soon to become
Mr. H. Ward Pearson has returned after an absence of four years and will continue to work with Prof. Hathorne. Ward looks well as ever and will be with us in society occasionally.
The Franks and Calliopeans enjoyed an informal “spread” in their hall after the grand public debate. The new Calliopean group picture now adorns the walls of the hall.
The Calliopeans are rejoicing because the Clarkson prize was won by one of their number, Miss Stephanie Clark.
The work of the society this quarter is on the modern period; the questions for debate being the social and political questions of the day.
Miss Hobbs, a former Calliopean president, attended the Grand Public Debate.
Miss Agnes Gates has been called home by the serious illness of her father.
The Frank Socieity have established the custom of presenting the Calliopean Grand Public Debater with a medal and chain. Miss Louise Stowell is the happy recipient of the first medal.
The Calliopean Society extends congratulations to the Roger Baconians and Alpha Societies on their recent victory at the Grand Public Debate.
Work is progressing finely under our new president, Mr. Chas. Dukette, and new kinds of work are being introduced from which we hope to derive much benefit.
At a recent meeting, Mr. Theron Clark was elected a member of the F.B.S.
One of our members, Mr. Howard Lockwood, has been for some time confined to his home by an acute attack of rheumatism, but is now thought to be rapidly recovering.
We think the four societies are very much to be congratulated upon the treat they have secured for themselves gratulated upon the treat they have secured for themselves and the student body, in making arrangements to hear Dean Southwick, of Emerson College of Oratory deliver one of his Shakespearian readings.
A letter of
greeting was recently received from Miss
B. Elizabeth Strong, class of ’99, a former member of the society, who now
occupies a lucrative position in
The sympathy of all Alphas is extended to Miss Mary Mooney in her present bereavement.
held no meeting Saturday evening on account of the lecture which was to have
been given by John Temple
At a recent meeting the society was highly favored by a recitation entitled “The Crooked Mouth Family” given by Miss Garvin, who was not long since one of the society’s loyal members.
roll has lately been increased by the addition of two new names, Sallie Wright and
Grand Public exercises the