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     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1905 November - Cover

     ----------     THE  NORMAL  MESSENGER  Bellingham, Washington  Monthly
 November, 1905

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     ----------     Stat?  Normal Srljnnl  BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON  Second
Semester will open  January 29, '06  lflEW classes will be organized at the
opening  4 * of the Second Semester, including classes  in the common
branches and first grade sub­jects  in addition to the regular
subjects of the  various courses of study.  PROMINENT FEATURES  Two good
buildings; new dining hall; cat­alogued  library; large museum;
physical, chem­ical  and biological laboratories; stereoptican  and
dark rooms; gymnasium with dressing  rooms and baths; manual training
department;  large, well-equipped training school; beautiful  auditorium. 
ADMISSION AND EXPENSES  Text Books are loaned free.  Students may enter at
any time.  Opportunity is offered to work for board.  Library fee is
$10—one-half is returnable.  Board and room costs from $3.75 to $4-25

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     ----------     PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY  BlRNEY   GOODHEART  Physicians
and Surgeons  Rooms i, 2, 3, 4 and 5, Red Front Bldg  X-RAY WORK A
SPECIALTY  Office 'Phone Main 2231 Residence 'Phone 3231  A. MACRAE SMITH,
M. D.  Telephone Red 2371  Office, Red Front Building BELUNGHAM, WASH.  DR.
Main 2951 Red Front Block  Office, Black 2501  W. D. KIRKPATRICK, M. D. 
ADDIE F. KIRKPATRICK, M. D.  Rooms 16, 17 and 18, Fischer Block.
Phones—Residence, Black 1462  —Office, Red 44  Office f 10 to
12 a. m. Telephone, Black 835  Hours I 2 to 5 p. m. Res. Telephone, Black
A and B, Red Front Block WASHINGTON  Office Hours—9 to 12; 1 to 5; 7
to 8 Office Phone Black 2051  Sundays by Appointment  S. J. TORNEY, M. D. 
Bye, Bar, Nose, Throat  Glasses Properly Fitted  Office, Rooms 18-19  Red
Front Building BELLINQHAM, WASH.  Office Hours Phones—  10 to 12 a.
m. Office, Main 4  2 to 5 p. m. Residence, Main 3141  F. V. SHUTE, M. D. 
Physician and Surgeon  Office, Rooms 7 and 8,  Fischer Block BELLINQHAM,
WASH.  DR. W. C. KEYES  RED FRONT BUILDING  Office Phone Red 832 Residence

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C. GILBERT, MANAGER  » „ I I TJWI / i°8 West Holly Street 
Holly Block | I3Q5 D o c k s t r e e t 'Phone Black 1871  ALL WORK
GUARANTEED Examinations Free  DR. C. A. DARLING  DENTIST  Rooms 18 and 19
Fischer Block  Corner Dock and Holly Streets  PHONE BLACK 75 BELLINGHAM,
WASH.  DR. J. C. MINTON  SURGEON DENTIST  Rooms 9, 10 and 12 Office Phone
Red 263  Fischer Block Residence Phone Black 1868  DR. T. M. BARLOW 
DENTIST  Rooms 3-4-5-6 Phone Black 2651  l i g h t h o u s e Block
Residence Phone Black 2471  Office 'Phone, Red 471 Residence 'Phone Red 694
 CHAS. L. HOLT, M. D.  Specialties: Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat  Rooms z and 2 Fischer Block  GEO. E. LUDWIG  WATCHMAKER AND
and have it made into new jewelry  1322 Dock Street Bellingham, Wash. 
VIENNA BAKERY   6AF   120 Holly Street  A. MEY DEN BAUER  Birthday and
Wedding Cakes a Specialty  W. H. MOCK  ~SONS  Professional Funeral
Directors  and Licensed Embalmers  Slade Block, Elk St. Telephones: Main
186, Main 3871, Black 2922  We carry the largest stock of funeral supplies
north of Seattle  Shipping bodies a specialty

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     ----------     FACULTY  EDWARD T. MATHES, Ph. D., Principal,
His­tory  and Pedagogy  WASHINGTON WILSON, Psychology and
Peda­gogy  JOHN T. FORREST, Ph. B„ Mathematics  FRANCIS W. EPLY,
A. B., Physical Sciences  Miss M. BELLE SPERRY, A. M., English  Miss ELNORA
BELLE MILLER, A. B., English  Miss IDA A. BAKER, A. M., Mathematics  Miss
ADA HOGLE, B. P., Drawing  Miss FRANCES HAYES, Reading and Physical 
Culture  ALEXANDER P. ROMINE, A. B., Bilogical  Sciences  Miss MABEL M.
MOORE, Vocal Music  EDWARD N. STONE, A. M., Latin and German  J. N. BOWMAN,
Ph. D., History  Miss TALLULAH LECONTE, Physical Training  H. G. LULL, A.
B., (Chicago University,)  Supervisor Training School  Miss EDNA HORNER,
Critic Teacher, Gram­mar  Grades  Miss NELLD3 A. GRAY, Critic Teacher,
5th  and 6th Grades  MRS. ADA WILSON SMITH, Pd. B., Critic  Teacher, 3d and
4th Grades  MISS CATHERINE MONTGOMERY, Critic Teach­er,  Primary
Grades  MISS MABEL ZOE WDLSON, A. B., Librarian

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     ----------     AD VERTISEMENTS  Byron Grocery Co. \  ? INCORPORATED ? 
1 DAIRY PRODUCTS AND GROCERIES \  \ "*  \ Our grades of Teas and Coffees J 
? are the best. \  \ Our Green Vegetables are fresh \  \ daily. 5  I Our
Butter, Cheese and Eggs— 5  \ no better to be found. \  \ Our Canned
Goods best on the \  | market. |  5 Our prices are right and quick |  5
delivery. S  \  *  i  I BYRON GROCERY CO.  5 Daylight Block 'Phone Main 200
J  # *  5 1207 Elk Street BEIXINGHAM, WASH. ?  I 1  NO MORE NOTE BOOKS FOR
EVERY CLASS.  INSTEAD USE THE  Simplex National Note Book  NO. 3805  AT 40

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     ----------     THE NORMAL MESSENGER  NOVEMBER, 1905  THE B. S. N.
S.-FROM 1891 TO 1905  THE first definite step taken toward the 
establishment of a state normal school  at Bellingham, or rather Whatcom as
it was  then called, was the introduction by the Hon.  Michael Anderson of
a bill providing for its  establishment. The bill provided simply that  the
school be located somewhere in Whatcom  county and that a commission of
three men  be appointed to select a suitable location.  The land finally
selected by the commission,  consisting of Gov. John H. McGraw, Geo. E. 
Atkinson, and W. H. Bateman, was a tract  located on the northwesterly side
of Sehome  hill between the cities of Fairhaven and  Whatcom. The donators
of this land were  the Bellingham Bay Improvement Co., the  Fairhaven Land
Co., and the heirs of the  Lysle estate.  Gov. McGraw vetoed the first
appropria­tion  for the erection of a building. The first  money
appropriated was $40,000 by the  legislature of 1895 for the erection of
the  original building. The first board of trustees  were Major Eli Wilkins
of Fairhaven and  Hon. R. C. Higginson and Hon. J. J. Edens of  Whatcom. A
third appropriation, that of  1897, suffered the fate of the first, a veto,
 and the building was unoccupied for two  years.  The legislature of 1899
appropriated $33,-  500 for equipment and maintenance of school.  With this
money the campus was cleared and  fenced, sidewalks built, the building
furnished,  laboratories fitted up, the library opened  with one thousand
volumes and many other  necessary items furnished.

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     ----------     4 The Normal Messenger  The first faculty was installed
in the spring  of 1899. There were six members, three of  whom, Dr. E. T.
Mathes, Mr. John T. Forrest  and Mr. F. W. Eply, are still doing good  work
for the institution. The other members  of that first faculty were Miss
Jane Connell,  Miss Avadana Millet and Miss Sarah Rogers.  Circulars of
information were distributed  throughout the western part of the state and 
the informal opening exercises were conducted  September 6, 1899. The
opening address  was made by Judge Jere Neterer, president of  the board of
trustees. Mayor Hardin, of  Whatcom, and Mayor Clark, of Fairhaven,  also
spoke. The enrollment the first day  amounted to 160 young people. And it
is in­teresting  to note that all classes and all  courses were
included in the daily program  made out for the first year's work. At the 
end of the first month the number of students  had increased to 230,
necessitating the addi­tion  of three more members to the faculty. 
Miss Ida Baker, Miss Catharine Montgomery  and Robert B. Vail were chosen.
Of these,  Miss Baker and Miss Montgomery still re­main.  The first
year's graduating class num­bered  eight young ladies;.graduates from
the  elementary course receiving five-year certifi­cates  were sixteen
in number.  During the summer of 1900, the citizens of  Bellingham Bay
provided funds enough to  finish five more rooms and to add three  members
to the faculty. Miss Tromanhauser  succeeded Miss Rogers as supervisor of
the  training school. The senior class of 1901  contained 29 members, the
corps of practice  teachers about 50. The legislature of 1901  appropriated
$93,800 for the building of an  annex and the maintenance of the school for
 two years. The school year beginning Sep­tember,  1901, found the
school with a faculty  of fifteen members, a much larger number of

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger  students, the annex built, the
laboratories  enlarged, the library improved, the museum  arranged, etc. 
Since then the work of the institution has  advanced steadily. Each summer
new im­provements  in the grounds and equipments  have been made.  The
library at the present time contains  8,000 volumes and the museum 5,000
speci­mens.  The building has furnished 72 rooms, which  include a
large auditorium, 3 laboratories, a  well furnished gymnasium, fitted with
hot,  cold and shower baths and dressing rooms,  a society hall, a Y. W. C.
A. room, library,  museum, office, faculty reception room,
pro­fessional  library and work room, manual  training rooms, lunch
hall, recitation rooms,  and cloak rooms.  The average annual attendance
for the first  six years was 303. For the past two sum­mers  mid-year
sessions have been held and  regular work offered.  The legislature
appropriated in 1903, $83,-  000, $9,000 of which was used for the
comple­tion  of the annex. The appropriation for  1905 was $80,000. 
The most important recent improvement  was the building of the new dining
hall. The  old dining hall was moved to a site south of  the annex and more
than doubled in size. It  now contains a large public parlor, a private 
parlor, and three living rooms on the first  floor, in addition to the
dining room, kitchen,  pantry and closets. The second and third  floors
have been devoted to sleeping rooms,  bath rooms and a large trunk room. A
fur­nished  laundry occupies the basement. Each  of the sleeping rooms
is provided with steam  heat, electric light, table, chairs, bed lounge, 
pillows, dresser, rug and window shades.  Other furnishings are provided by
the occu­pants  of the rooms.

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     ----------     6 The Normal Messenger  The boarding department of the
dining hall  is conducted upon the club plan, and all regu­lar 
boarders will be given a voice in the man­agement  of the club.  The
lecture courses provided by the Normal  have become a feature of the
literary life of  the school and have been well patronized by  the citizens
of Bellingham. The cost of the  lecture course tickets is nominal. The
lecture  course includes each year historical, scientific  and ethical
subjects.  The year 1905 has opened very auspiciously  for the school. The
faculty, originally six in  number, are now nineteen. Dr. Mathes has 
consented to remain with the institution for  the number of years for which
he was recently  re-elected. Mr. H. G. Lull has succeeded Miss 
Tromanhauser as supervisor of the training  school. Miss Sperry, Miss
Miller, Miss Gray  and Mrs. Smith are also new teachers.  In every
department the work is being  carried on vigorously and thoroughly.  The
rapid progress of the school may well  be considered remarkable, but
several condi­tions  have combined to make it possible.  Among these
should be mentioned the need  which was felt in the western part of the 
state for a normal school, and the harmony  which has always existed
between legislature  and trustees, trustees and faculty, faculty and 
students, and, last but not least, the kindly  support given by the people
of the state.  "06."  A POEM  The fabled muses are again loose on earth 
and have been haunting the halls of our  "Majestic Normal,"1 as the
following eulogis­tic-  elegy or elegystic-eulogy would indicate.  The
author, although not an expert in "feet"  and "metre," has the true poetic
spirit and is  un-erring in his (?) choice of lofty themes.  Oh, what is so
rare as Dr. Jack ?  There are dozens of girls upon his track,

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 7  And his modest cheek turns a
dainty red  Whenever he hears a woman's tread;  For he knows that Cupid
with his darts  Is searching for tender and manly hearts.  So his maiden
heart beats high with fear  When assembly hour is drawing near.  With
trembling limbs he mounts the stage,  This martyr of the Schlolastic Age! 
And the kindly curtain shields his face  From a hundred women's brazen
gaze.  Was man e'er known to suffer so?  Cans't 'magazine a heavier load of
woe  Upon a mortal here below ?  It may ne'er be sung, and may ne'er be
said,  The burthen of this kinky head.  But when this modest man is dead 
And all his eulogies are said,  I pray thee come and drop a tear  Upon his
sweet, untimely bier;  And read these words—  There lieth here one
whom the world too rudely  pressed,  A man with all the charms possessed 
But his sweet young life was worn away,  And his sunny curls turned an
early grey,  Because the unfeeling world would look  At his charming face. 
So the sweet flower drooped 'neath the scorching  Sun  And Dr. Jack's short
beginning a new year and many  of us are new to the work of the S. L. S.,
it  is fitting that we discuss briefly the ends to­ward  which we, as
a unit and as individuals,  are working. It should be remembered that 
first and foremost, we call ourselves a literary  society. Let us then be
in fact a literary  society, our object being to raise literary  ideals of
our members by teaching apprecia­tion  of, and by encouraging the
production  of literary gems. (?) Do not smile, kind  reader, diamond
cutting takes time and who  will say what talent is to be found within  the
Sirius Literary Society ?  There is hardly one of us but what feels, 
constantly, an inability to express thought  in a clear, concise, logical
sequence. Our so-

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     ----------     8 The Normal Messenger  ciety, by giving drill in
debating, impromptu  speaking, etc., tries to help its members to a  more
complete mastery of their mother  tongue. This is a result well worth
striving  for, for upon our ability to use language de­pends,  in a
large measure, our growth, peda-gogically  speaking. The culture of a
nation  is measured by the flexibility of its language,  that is, by its
power to express subtle shades  of meaning. As individuals we may rest 
assured that our culture will be measured by  the same standard.  In close
connection with fluency of speech  we find fluency of voice. How much may
be  expressed by one sound uttered in varying  tones. Tone lends color,
life, soul, to spoken  words. Histrionic ability is sought for and 
encouraged in recitations, essays, etc.  We all know that "music hath
charms"  and we seek them. Many of our members  are familiar with the
masters, and those of us  who are not, attend Miss Moore's classes.  Just a
word as to the social side. It per­vades  the entire work, making a
unit of many  minds working harmoniously towards the  same end. As one, we
enjoy our Friday  sessions.  Officers of the Sirius Literary Society: 
President Miss Nellie Thompson  Vice-President Miss May Sloan  Secretary
Miss Helen Miller  Treasurer Mr. Chas. Jones  Sargeant-at-arms Miss Selma
Glineburg  The first meeting in the year 1905-06 of the  Sirius Literary
Society was held September  29. The program was short but very
inter­esting.  Miss Walda Wall recited in her usual  interesting way;
a piano solo by Miss Allen  was well received. Miss Ellis and Miss Lewis 
rendered an instrumental duet with the skill  we always expeet from them.
An impromptu  debate on the subject, Resolved: That co­education  be
abolished, was decided in favor

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 9  of the negative, for which we
girls aredevotly  thankful, the opinions of the boys to the  contrary
not-with-standing. We really hope  that we will not have a bad influence
upon  the young men of the institution.  THE CLIONIAN SOCIETY  The Clionian
society this year numbers  about one hundred and twenty-five members,  of
whom fifty-five are new students, whom  we are glad to welcome. The society
is plan­ning  to do some strong work this winter,  though as yet there
have been no carefully  prepared programs, owing to the lack of time  and
the election of a new program commit­tee.  The officers of the society
for the first quar­ter  are as follows:  President Miss Judith Hawes 
Vice-President Miss Lena Smith  Secretary Miss Isabelle Holt  Treasurer Mr.
R. A. Moore  Sargeant-at-Arms Miss Minnie Osberg  Reporter Miss Mildred
Wilson  Pianist Miss Floy Sullivan  Program Committee Miss Whitaker, 
Chairman, Miss Pearl Perine, Miss  Frankie Sullivan, Miss Tressie Flesher, 
Miss Minnie LeSourd.  THE YOUNG MEN'S DEBATING CLUB  At a special meeting
of a few members of  last year's Debating Club, it was decided to  carry on
the work of the club. As only a few  members had returned to school an
invita­tion  was extended to all the new young men  to become members.
A few accepted the in­vitation  and signed the constitution. This 
increased the membership to sixteen of the  most active young men in
school. At the  same special meeting the following officers  were elected
for a term of one month: Mr.  Nichols, president; Mr. Cory, vice-president;

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     ----------     10 The Normal Messenger  Mr. Scanell, secretary;
Messrs. Smith, Tibbies  and Anderson, program committee, and Mr. 
Montgomery, sargeant-at-arms. The first  regular meeting was held the
following Thurs­day  and a good program was rendered.  As the purpose
of the club is to cultivate  ease and freedom in speaking, debates and 
impromptus are always given a prominent  place on the program. To make the
pro­grams  more interesting and for the sake of  variety, essays,
descriptions, invectives, ora­tions,  dialogues, declamations and
songs are  often given. Up to the present time all who  have taken part in
the program have shown  a commendable spirit and if this spirit and 
activity is kept up we hope soon to be recog­nized  as the third
society of the school.  Y. W. C. A.  The Young Women's Christian
Association  is one of about six hundred student societies  in this country
affiliated with the national  movement. It aims to unite all the young 
women of the school in mutual helpfulness as  they strive to follow the
teachings of the  Master. By this Christian fellowship it aims  to foster
and promote the spiritual life of the  student body. Through the training
in  Christian work which the association offers,  through the summer
conferences and through  the help and inspiration received from the  visits
of the student secretaries and its weekly  devotional meetings, it helps to
send out of  the school Christian women whose lives shall  be a vital force
working for all that is deepest  and best in life.  The Young Women's
Christian Association  is not a substitute for the obligation one  owes to
the church of her choice, but joins  more closely one class of people of
all sects or  no sect who have the same interests and the  same problems
and the same temptations as  they seek to put into practice the teachings
of  Christ.

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 11  The Y. W. C. A. desires to be
of real service  in the school in the way of helping new stud­ents 
and in being ready at all times to lend a  hand.  It is just because we
students are so  crowded with science and history, mathe­matics  and
language, methods, practice, phy­sical  culture and society; because
we are re­moved  from the restraints of home and thrown  upon our own
resources; because we are  strangers in the churches, that we need this 
closer bond to keep our spiritual life apace  with the
intellectual—to keep both well  poised, to make them steady in
purpose and  to give beauty of character. Because the  Y. W. C. A. has come
to fill this place in  college life, it has won the devotion of
thous­ands  of the best students in the land.  The officers of the Y.
W. C. A. this year are:  President, Minnie Carver; Vice-President,  Ethel
Cook; Secretary, Walborg Olson; Treas­urer,  Minnie LeSourd. 
ATHLETICS  Rickety! Zippity! Rickety! Zap!  The Athletic Season is on  Now
that the necessary red tape of organi­zation  is over, work has begun
in earnest.  The Association officers for the season are:  President, Sarah
L. Van Reypen; vice-presi­dent,  Ray Montgomery; secretary and
treas­urer,  Belle Holt; athletic editor, Nellie Ap­pleby. 
Interest at present is centered upon the  winter sports of basket ball and
foot ball,  but until now little has been accomplished in  either line. 
Foot ball seems to be hampered, as various  other Normal affairs often are,
by a scarcity  of young men; but it is to be hoped the  ability and
faithful practice evidenced are not  to be wasted through unlucky
circumstances.  On account of the heavy study program, the

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     ----------     12 The Normal Messenger  Seniors will not be able to
take as active a  part as usual in the basket ball of this semes­ter, 
but expect to enter the contest for the  Kline cup. Miss Mildred Wilson has
been  chosen as manager of'06 team.  The Junior class teams have been
organized  and are practicing regularly. Manager  Frances Coburn expects to
have a good team  as there are strong players from several well  known High
School teams to re-iuforce last  year's line-up. The present line-up is: 
Forwards—Miss Johnson, Miss Pillman,  Miss Goldthwaite, Miss Crocker,
Miss  O'Farrel.  Guards—Miss Perkins, Miss Coleman, Miss  Appleby,
Miss Moyer, Miss Corbet.  Centers—Miss Stanley, Miss Sloan.  With the
two upper class teams and those  being organized in the lower classes, an
inter­esting  contest for the "Kline Cup" is expected.  Until the
teams are selected and have had  some practice no schedule can be arranged
be­tween  the various managers, but the degree  of class spirit now in
evidence foreshadows  an eager contest.  SENIORS  The present Senior class
will, without doubt,  be the "banner" graduating class of the Bel-lingham 
Normal, for we already have a mem­bership  of 47 and there are still
others plan­ning  to enter next semester, which will prob­ably 
swell our numbers to over half a  hundred.  Soon after school opened the
class met and  elected the following officers:  President Jessie Scott
Cowing  Secretary Lena Smith  Treasurer : Georgie Ellis  Associate Editor
Luella N. C. Whitaker  Basket Ball Manager Mildred Wilson  Our Senior class
have caught the true Bel-

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 13  linghara spirit and although
they cannot do  much toward the subsidy plan or the electric  sign on
Sehome hill, yet they can unite their  efforts to advertise the town, and
that is  what they are planning to do. They have  designed and will soon
place on the market  a fine lot of novel Bellingham hat pins. These  pins
will be just the thing to send to eastern  friends for Christmas gifts, for
they will repre­sent  beauty, utility and best of all—your 
city. As soon as the order can be filled you  will find them for sale by
every enterprising,  home-loving merchant of the city who  carries that
line of goods at all. First come,  first served.  THE CRY OF THE SENIORS 
Little we ask for our wants are few,  Our one great want is now well known 
Just one very plain little boy will do—  A boy we can call our
own.—Snap.  COME EARLY AND AVOID THE RUSH  Old gold, old gold, old
gold  Or new gold if you will,  Old gold, old gold, old gold  Old gold is
our color still.—Snip.  Miss Fogg is developing the word rear in  the
primary department of the training  school—used it in several
sentences. Firmly  believing that she had performed her duty,  she said:
"Johnnieyou may use the word rear  in a sentence." Johnnie replied—"I
have a  rear."  Oh this is the trial of the Juniors  In mourning they wish
to be,  Are they mourning in black for the  white Man  Or in white for the
heathen Chinee?  Now this is a puzzel for teachers  To find out what the
Juniors be,  Can weclass them in with the white Man  Or in with the yellow

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     ----------     14 The Normal Messenger  THE SENIOR RECEPTION  One of
the most pleasant and successful  student affairs that has been given since
the  founding of the institution, was the reception  given by the Senior
class on Friday evening,  October 6. The society hall was beautifully 
decorated for the occasion, and made a most  attractive and home-like
reception room.  Two interesting corners were the Japanese  corner and the
Indian corner. A table full of  curios brought by Miss Horner from the 
Hawaiian Islands and some photographs  loaned by Dr. Mathes were of
interest to all.  The guests of the class, about two hundred  and fifty in
number, were received at the head  of the stairs by the reception
committee.  Many students and friends of the school  were present, but over
half the faculty were  conspicuous by their absence.  Music, rendered by
different members of  the class, made a pleasant undercurrent to 
conversation throughout the evening. The  program was unique and pleasing,
consisting  of the following numbers.  Solo Miss Frankie Sullivan 
Pantomime..Miss Krausse, Miss Van Reypen  Tableau A Modern Romeo  Miss
Flesher, Miss Graham, Miss Van Reypen  Tableau The Three Stages  Miss
Glineburg and Miss Peek  Miss Krausse and Miss Van Reypen made  the hit of
the evening in their Pantomime,  The Modern Romeo was so true to life that 
it made the girls homesick. To appropriate  music, selected, arranged, and
played by  Miss Geogie Ellis, Miss Glineburg moved  through the three
stages in a bachelor's life,  "Single Blessedness" as he dreams over his 
paper, "Less Blessed" as he vainly attempts  to sew on a button and
"Blessed Indeed"  when a little wife keeps him company in the  evening. 
Fruit punch and wafers were served by

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 15  members of the class in the Y.
W. C. A. room.  The punch table, strewn with ivy and nas­turtiums, 
stood under a canopy of old gold  bunting twined with ivy. The Y. W. C. A. 
room was decorated in old gold bunting and  golden maple leaves.  THIRD
YEARS  Hi-ho-mine! Hi-ho-mine!  Bellingham Normal 1909,  Along the line 
They can't outshine  The skookum class 1909.  President Walter Nichols 
Vice-President Dorothy Jennings  Secretary and Treasurer Ethel Cook 
Sargeant-at-arms Herman Smith  ||: Brek-a-ke-kex, Quax! Quax! :||  Third
Year.  ALUMNI  A member of our staff visited the Skagit  County Teachers'
Institute last week and  recognized among the assembly the following 
ex-students and alumni: Julia Argus, Alice  Kellogg, Evelyn Kirkpatrick,
Loretta 0'-  Laughlin, Elsie Ware, Helen and Edna Whit­ney,  Gertrude
Bigelow, Edith Austin, Myrl  Hays, Edith Trafton, Grace Dickey, Josie 
Little, Lottie Graham, Burton Doran and  Mabel Steen.  It is the work of
such teachers as the above  that causes the superintendent and principals 
of Skagit county to look to our Normal  school to supply them with
assistants.  Institute week brought many familiar faces  back among us.
Several alumni were seen  wandering through the halls of their Alma  Mater.
 Miss Mary McBride, '01, and Miss Hattie  Pratt, '02, visited the primary
department of  the training school during institute week.  Miss Statira
Biggs, '03, is a senior at the  U. of W. this year.

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     ----------     16 The Normal Messenger  Miss Elsie E. Ware, one of our
elementaries  of '04, is teaching another 9 months term of  school at
LaConner. Miss Ware is one of  Skagit county's most successful teachers and
 ranks high in her chosen field of labor.  Miss Mary E. Patric of the class
of '03  visited the Normal last week. Miss Patric is  first primary teacher
at Monroe this year,  while other members of the same faculty are  Alice
Carmen, '03, Bessie J. Lloyd and Annie  Noble. They have a fine basket ball
team at  Monroe composed wholly of teachers.  Sometimes when we look over
the names  and recall the familiar faces of the Alumni we  cannot keep the
following little stanza from  chasing through and through our mind:  All
are scatted now and fled,  Some are married, some are dead,  And when we
ask with throbs of pain  Oh, when shall we all meet again ?  The ancient
timepiece makes reply, "never."  Although first half of the second line
seems  almost an "ad absurdum" when thought of  in connection with normal
girls, yet injustice  we must say that it sometimes does happen,  for
example Miss Ida Pillman, '03, became  Mrs. W. E. Townsend last June and is
now  living at South Bend, Indiana; and Miss  Anna Risley, an elementary of
'04, gave up a  promising career as a pedagog to unite her  interests and
fortune with that of Dr. Geo.  Boyd, a brilliant young physician of
Palouse.  Others have "scattered and fled" to the fol­lowing  places:
Jessie Jamieson, '05, teaching  at East Sound; Florence Sears, '04, teacher
 at Snohomish; Jessie Lawrence, '02, german  and mathematics in Snohomish
high school;  Lucy Vestal, '03, and Eva Comegy, '02, grade  work in
Snohomish; Ethel Hunt, '03, teach­ing  in high school at Colfax,
Wash.; Gert­rude  Streator, '02, student atU.of W.; Lillian  Burke,
'05, teaching at Snohomish; Emma  Gruber, '03, is at her home in

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 17  teaching; Emma Dubuque,
elementary of '02,  wielding the birch and chalk at Snohomish;  Edith York,
fourth and fifth grades at Wal­lace;  Effie Rear, '03, Granite Falls;
Helen  Collins, fifth grade a t Kirkland; Bess Darland,  '04, Custer; Mrs.
Anna Temple, '03, first  primary at Chehalis; Gertrude Smith, '03, 
Everett; Myrtle Alexander, teaching near  Snohomish; Ruby Smith at Downs,
Lincoln  county; Cassie Gifford, '05, a t Robe; Ethel  Everett, '04,
Custer; and Myrl Hays, '05, is  guiding the intellectual development of the
 seventh grade at Sedro-Woolley.  JUNIORS PRAYER  Give us of your poise, O
Seniors !  Give us of your knowledge, also,  Of your power of
penetration,—  Of your power to see through us.  We, as little lambs,
will follow  Up the path if you will guide us,  To the summit of the
mountain  Known to men as "Hill of Knowledge."  We are young, our footsteps
shakey,  We are weak, our hearts are quakey.  You are like the sun above
us,—  Like the shining orb of heaven  To point out and light our
pathway  Up the Mount of Understanding,  To the goal of Normal Wisdom,  By
your loving grace, O guide us !  JOKES  1. Frequently heard in Junior roll
call—  "Miss McClure, er-rather, Mr. McClure?"  Because there are no
boys in the Senior  class is no reason to doubt that the Juniors  have
three.  2. Oh! Where's the Senior's bunting?  The Seniors are a hunting  To
find their colors and a pin  To wrap their baby Senior in,  Oh! Where's the
Senior's bunting?  (Where?)  3. Junior girl, waiting for a car to
pass—  "Speaking of our class colors I—say, wasn't  that the
funeral car ? " (A subject for discus­sion  in psychology—Does
one thought intro­duce  another?)

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     ----------     18 The Normal Messenger  THE NORMAL MESSENGER 
Published Monthly by the Students of  THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL  BELLINGHAM,
PEARL PEIME, '06 Locals  LUELLA WHITTAKER, '06 . . . Senior and Alumni 
ROSALIE ROURKE, '06 Sirius  MILDRED WILSON, 06 Clionean  EVA MYERS, '07 Y.
W. C. A.  WALDA WALL, '08 Dramatic  NELLIE APPLEBY, '07 Athletics  ANDREW
ANDERSON, '07 - - - Boy's Debating Club and  Business Manager 
TERMS—FIFTY CENTS A YEAR  Address all communications to the
Editor-in-chief, Bellingham, Wn.  Issued the 15th of every month. All copy
must be in the hands of  the editor-in-chief on or before the 9th of the
month.  Entered December 21, 1902, at Bellingham, Washington, as 
second-class matter, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.  Vol. V.
NOVEMBER, 1905 No. 1  EDITORIAL  With this issue the NORMAL MESSENGER 
appears before the public for the 6th year in  its career. We are justly
proud of our paper,  not for itself alone, but because it stands  as a
representatives of one of the fore­most  Normal schools in the
northwest. We  extend congratulations to every one who has  been
instrumental in raising and maintaining  the standard now prevailing in
both school  and paper.  It is our intention this year to publish eight 
numbers of the NORMAL MESSENGER, begin­ning  with this—our first
issue.  We gratefully appreciate the support given  us, through our
advertisers — for them we  bespeak your patronage—without their
sup­port  we could not publish a monthly paper.  Some great mind has
put into words a  motto, strictly followed by all normal boys— 
"There is safety in numbers"— Elementaries  (1-2-4 years) put your
books on the shelf

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 19  and just for one brief moment
"come out,"  and show yourself.  Oh, poet grand, well hast thou said, J s 
"rush in where angels fear to tread."  When reading these pages keep in
mind the  fact that we are but amateurs and offer your  criticisms as you
would if you were in the  other fellow's place.  LOCALS  In the early part
of July Miss Rose Wilson,  who did substitute work in the English
de­partment  last year, was married to Mr.  Clarence Heuson,
vice-principal of a New  Orleans school. The jroung couple toured  the
southern states and are now at home in  New Orleans.  Let the watch word of
each old and each  new student be,—Do your best.  During the
teachers' institute week many  old faces were welcomed to our school.  Miss
Van Reypen went to Seattle to see  Ben Hur; while there she paid a visit to
 the University.  The old students who know one of our  former teachers,
Mrs. C. N. Chaplin, nee Miss  M. U. Myers, will be pleased to know that a 
baby boy came to gladden their home in  September. The hearty
congratulation of  the students are extended, and best wishes  for the
health, wealth and happiness to the  heir.  Ben Phelps and Gordon March,
Normal  boys of the last year, students of the Univer­sity  at
present, came up to attend the Senior  reception.  Miss Ada Hogle and Miss
Lena Dodd took  a pedimotor trip to Lake Padden one Sunday.  The "fierce
Kabibonokka issued his lodge of  snow-drifts" and made us an unbidden visit
 one day last week. Everyone but the Cherry  Seniors seemed chilled by his
icy presence, but  nothing short of a "midnight minstrel" can  phase a
Senior.  Miss Edna France went to Seattle to see  Ben Hur.

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