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     ----------     Normal Messenger - 1906 March - Cover

     ----------     THE  NORMAL  MESSENGER  gjttonthln  ptarch, 1906

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     ----------     Stat?  •Normal drfynnl  BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 
The second semester of the present school  year opened on Monday morning,
January  29th. At that time more than forty new classes  were organized,
including review work in  common branches, classes in advanced subjects  as
well as methods classes in several of the  common school branches.  The
school is always able to find good board­ing  places for all who come,
and excellent ac­commodations  may be secured for four dollars  per
week. Furnished rooms for light house­keeping  may also be rented at
very reasonable  prices.  OPPORTUNITY TO WORK  The Normal School has always
been able to  secure places in private homes for all young  ladies who wish
to work for their board while  attending school. At the present time places
 can be found for a dozen girls if there are girls  who will accept this
excellent opportunity to  attend school at the minimum of cost. The  school
is always glad to assist students to find  places where they may earn their
board and  room while in school, and correspondence is  invited from all
who are interested in further  details.  EDWARD T. MATHES, PRINCIPAL 

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     ----------     PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY  BIRNEY   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 BELLINGHAM,
Residence, 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 fio to 12 a. m. Telephone, Black 835  Hours 1 2 to 5 p. m. Res.
BELLINGHAM,  Rooms 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.  Offiice
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 Phone Red 302  BELLINQHAM,

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C. GILBERT, MANAGER  TT„II„ m^,i, f 108 West Holly Street 
Holly Bloc* | 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 BEUINGHAM,
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  lighthouse 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 1 and
2 Fischer Block  GEO. e. luUJDmiG  WATCHMAKER AND MFG. JEWELER  Will be
glad to see his friends and  patrons at his new store.  WATCHES CLOCKS AND
120 Holly Street  A. MEYDENBAUER  Birthday and Wedding Cakes a Specialty 
W. H. MOCK STSONS  Professional Funeral Directors  and Licensed Embalmers 
Slade Block, Elk St. Telephones: Main 186, Main 3871, Black 292a  We carry
the largest stock of funeral supplies north of Seattle  Shipping bodies a

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     ----------     FACULTY  EDWARD T. MATHES, Ph. D., Principal,
His­tory  and Pedagogy  WASHINGTON WILSON, B. L., 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 S. HAYS, 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.,
Supervisor Training  School  Miss EDNA HORNER, Critic Teacher,
Gram­mar  Grades  Miss NELLIE A. GRAY, Critic Teacher, 5th  and 6 th
Grades  MRS. ADA WILSON SMITH, Pd. B., Critic  Teacher, 3d and 4th Grades 
Miss CATHERINE MONTGOMERY, Critic Teach­er,  Primary Grades  Miss
MABEL ZOE WILSON, A. B., Librarian

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     ----------     THE NORMAL MESSENGER  Published Monthly by the Students
Editor-in-Chief  PEARL PEIME, 'o6 Locals  LUELLA WHITAKER, '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 gth of the
month.  Entered December 21, 1902, at Bellingham, Washington, as 
second-class matter, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.  Vol. V.
MARCH, 1906 No. c  EDITORIAL  We Juniors offer this number of the
Mes­senger  to our friends with the wish that it  may really interest
you. Our staff is:  Nellie Appleby—Editor.  Ella
Johnson—Locals.  Carolyn Schuh—Sirius.  Frances
Arnold—Clionean.  Edna Getchel—Y. W. C. A.  Hattie
Denzel—Thesbian.  Gladys Patric —Alkisiah.  Frank
Scannel—Boys' Debating Club.  Nora Corbett—Athletics.  Ada
Myers—Alumni.  Since the first issue of this year's Messen­ger, 
it has been our desire to be fully repre­sented,  yet up to this time
we can acknowledge  only the courtesy of having had the printing  done in
our class colors—the Junior BLACK  and WHITE.

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     ----------     6 The Normal Messenger  Toward our friends, our aim has
been one  of good-will, and toward our enemies, leni­ency.  If you
have Been "slammed" in our  issue, we can only say "slam back," but if  you
are Seniors, do for your own sakes be  original!  WHO SHALL TEACH MY
DAUGHTER?  In the eyes of the law the teacher stands,  while on duty, in
loco parentis, i. e., in the  place of the parent. But in many other ways 
she stands in loco parentis. From the age of  six years on, the child
spends nearly one-half  its waking hours with another than its  mother, and
this during its most plastic, im­pressionable  age.  How often at home
is heard: "My teacher  says or my teacher thinks or my teacher does  so and
so." If the home is bad and the  teacher good, one may see how easily the 
teacher's influence may reach beyond her  school room to sweeten and leven,
both in an  ethical and artistic way. But if the home is  good, cultured,
beautiful, while the teacher is  a clod, how often may the parent's heart
be  saddened by daily signs of the teacher's in­delible  marks upon
the child.  In the Connecticut Valley are a series of  red sandstone rocks,
which upon being quar­ried  reveal a wonderful tale of days gone by, 
•when creeping, crawling, slimy monsters  moved over the sands when
they were soft  and impressionable. Not less far reaching  and indelible
are the marks of a teacher upon  the soul of a child.  So, I am deeply
concerned as to who shall  teach my little daughter when she starts to 
school. She is no better, no smarter, no more  valuable to the state than
the average Ameri­can  child, but still she is mine and I am largely 
responsible for her happiness and future well  being.

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 7  Who shall her teacher be?
First, let her be  in fairly good health. Let her have no con­tagious 
disease. The reason is evident. Let  her be nervously sound. Bad health
reacts  upon the disposition, making a jerky, fretful  complaining teacher.
Some people cheer us  by their calmness. They are like good medi­cine.
 Others depress us by their lack of  vitality. The nervous, sickly person
owes it  to himself as well as to the community to en­gage  in some
other occupation than teaching.  Second, may my daughter's teacher be a 
woman of honor. I want her to believe in the  square deal. A friend of mine
visited a school  room. A child of the poor entered, gave the  teacher a
bunch of clover blossoms. The  teacher expressed thanks mechanically. Soon 
a child of wealth entered and presented the  teacher with beautiful roses.
Thanks were  effusive. A little while after the clovers were  in the waste
basket; the roses enthroned on  the teacher's desk. Thus are the seeds of
po­litical  unrest sown in young hearts to bear  fruit in the future. 
Let my ideal teacher abhor a lie as she  would the small-pox. Let her heart
be large  and wondrous kind, sensitive to the manifold  trials of a little
child and ready with sym­pathy.  She will not needlessly inflict
suffering  on a single one of God's creatures, however  lowly. A part of
her moral teaching will be  kindness to animals.  Let her not be addicted
to that disgusting  habit—gossip. I know of people who are  fervently
religious, particular in all that per­tains  to the form or empty
shuck of religion,  but who do not disdain to rip their friends  and
enemies up the back on all occasions.  Their judgments are cruel. I trust
that if  she cannot speak in compliment she will keep  silent. Gossips are
the worst of social nuis­ances.  If the world is ever reformed, it
will  not be by tongue lashing but by noble ex­ample.

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     ----------     8 The Normal Messenger  My ideal teacher will not be
"swagger," if  I know what that means. No loud woman  to teach my
child—none who prides herself on  meeting men half way or even being
free with  them. For this ideal one the bars of feminine  modesty are
always up.  Third, may her teacher be one whose soul  is attuned to the
beautiful. I do not mean  her to be one who raves over art. True
art­ists  and art lovers do not "rave." An appre­ciation  of the
holiness of beauty renders one  silent. The empty gourd rattles; the
shallow  brook babbles.  She should know how to dress herself—to  get
herself up; should know what colors she  can wear. It is surprising how
much children  like you; how much better they behave when  you are
attractively dressed. A bright waist  will often save a gloomy day.  Let
this ideal teacher know good pictures;  understand color harmony; have some
ac­quaintance  with the great painters whose  works are so commonly
copied. Little chats  with children on these topics leave a bias and 
impression that is lasting.  Fourth, let my daughter's teacher be  sound in
her scholarship. Let her speak the  English language with elegance. This
first,  for while mistakes in arithmetic teaching may  be outgrown or
corrected, habits of speech  cling to us like our complexion. The speech 
habits of youth are practically indelible.  Let her know her
subjects—arithmetic,  grammar, or what not that she is called upon  t
o teach.  Fifth, let her rule from principle rather  than from affection or
brute force. May my  child be led to do things because it is right  and
eternally fit that she do them, not be­cause  she loves her teacher.
If my child is  rude, I wish her to apologize; not because her  teacher
wishes or compels her to do so, but

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 9  because any fair-minded person
should do so  when he has been rude.  Sixth, let her be a happy teacher. No
re­cluse,  cut off from every day life, for my child.  Let her not
mope her evenings and her health  away with papers—examination or
other­wise.  How can she fit my child for a rational  place in life
and society when she has no such  place herself?  Lastly, let my daughter's
teacher be a pro­gressive  teacher. Eyes open for new methods, 
devices, adornments for her work. To her  the institute is not a bore.
School journals  are used for what there is in them of value to  her work.
Best of all, she visits, when time  allows, the best schools within reach,
ready  t o seize upon new and good ideas.  You will notice I have not
placed scholar­ship  first. My daughter is not to spend half  her
waking hours with a human text book,  in arithmetic merely, but with a
living being  with power to mould a child for good or ill.  For the
teacher, much as I have sketched her,  superintendents are looking, school
boards  are looking, good positions are looking, and  I shall soon be
looking.  E. P. EPLEY.

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     ----------     10 The Normal Messenger  Do you see the man?  This man
is a Line-man.  Do you think his Feet are Cold?  Yes, of course, his Feet
are Cold.  What do you see about the Picture?  Those are the Socks the
Seniors sold  Candy to Buy.  Will these Socks Cure his Cold Feet?  Not if
the Juniors are Near.  Naughty Juniors!

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger il  AS OTHERS SEE US  One day, a
few weeks ago, I went upon  the Normal campus for the first time. Not 
knowing where to go, I walked rather slowly  until a girl overtook me and
said, "Good  morning" in such tones that I at once un­burdened  my
heart to her, and like an angel  she volunteered to guide me through the 
building.  As we entered the door, she stopped to  look at the bulletin
boards. "On this side,"  she said, "you get the latest news from the  seat
of war;" and I read, "Students may have  their grade slips at 10:30 in my
room-A. P. R."  "This side, "she went on, "is where the an­nouncements
 of the latest and best shows are;"  and I read, "Senior pop-corn sale at
noon."  Girls were going in every direction; indeed,  some of them seemed
to be going crazy.  ' 'Where are the boys? " I asked. "Hush," she 
demanded. "Don't mention it in the halls,  you might be reported to the
faculty." She  then pointed out the office. "And this," she  said, "is the
faculty room." "Oh," I ex­claimed,  "do students ever go in here?"
"Yes,  sometimes," she replied. "Have you ever  been in?" 
"Er—yes—a few—you see, I wanted to  take an extra study
and had to see 'em about  it."  "You industrious girl! What did you 
take?."  "Oh! I took mental arithmetic over.  Mamma wanted me to, so I
would be more  thorough."  Just then a troup of children marched by. 
"Seniors?" quizzed I. "No; training-school  hopefuls."  They had scarcely
vanished when I saw  the top of a head appear over the banister at  the end
of the hall. "Is that a Normal or a  training-schoolboy?" whispered

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     ----------     12 The Normal Messenger  ing her remark about
mentioning them in the  halls. "Training-school."answered she. Just  then
he came up the steps and vanished in the  room to the right. I gasped,
"Isn't he a large  boy; what class is he in ?"  "Species Rominus," said
she.  Well, we went to the library and had  barely reached it when the bell
rang for as­sembly.  On the way we met a girl, who  looked as if she
had been cooking oyer a hot  stove for several hours. "Just come from the 
gym, hasn't she?" I asked. "Oh! dear, no,"  my friend replied. "She has
been teaching a  class in the seventh grade."  I didn't understand Assembly
very well.  That "Species something" isn't a member of  training school at
all, 'cause he stood up be­hind  the piano. Another fellow hid behind 
the curtain. They sang one very funrty song.  All I could understand was,
"Peas and Oni­ons—  peas and onions, thro out our happy  land,"
but then they teach agriculture up  here. After Assembly we went to a class
 where there was a little teacher and he grew  angry about
something—I guess some one  must have been peeking at his grade book.
 Anyway, he said "Confound it," and I came  right home to mamma.  P.   B.

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 13  LOCALS  The third number of
the lecture course,  Mrs. Engberg's violin recital, was foremost  among the
musical events Of the city during  the past season.  Misses Perkins and
Getchel of the Junior  class went to Seattle Feb. 16th, on business. 
Junior Girl, on Feb. 21—'Tmso glad that  Washington was born." "Why?"
"Because  we won't have any school tomorrow."  Addresses have been given in
assembly by  Miss Baker on the "School City," and by  Prof. Wilson on
"Marshall Field." Other  members of the faculty will have their turn in 
"enlightning us."  The students and the training school were  treated to
some very fine magic lantern views  by Mr. Epley. It made us all wish that
we  had helped "climb Mt. Baker."  We are pleased to add Miss lone Chandler
 of the '05 class of B. H. S. to our Junior list.  Dr. Mathes "went over
the mountains,"  into the Palouse region again, "to see what  he could
see." We must not let him go too  often, for every time he goes he becomes
more  attached to that part of Washington.  Miss Minnie LeSourd visited
friends in  Blaine last week.  Every one was delighted with the
rendi­tion  of "The Merchant of Venice" by Marshall  Darrach, the
Shakespearean reader. "The

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     ----------     14 The Normal Messenger  Merchant of Venice" is more
attractive as a  comedy than as a tragedy.  Miss Hattie Denzel has been
unable to  attend school on account of illness.  Many of the students were
seen in the  "Normal box" at the presentation of "Lohen­grin,"  the
greatest musical treat this city has  ever enjoyed.  Miss Nellie Appleby
and Miss Helen Gold-thwaite  are going to board the remainder of  the
school year, on account of their parents  leaving the city.  The faculty of
the Normal School gave a  reception to the teachers of the city schools 
Feb. 21. The guests of the hour were Mr.  Shafer of the Cheney Normal and
President  Bryan of Pullman.  Prof. F. (in the time problems)—"Last 
time we had twelve o'clock, and now two in  the morning; what next?"  Voice
from back of the room—"Landlady  objects."  Miss Corbett spent
several days at her  home in Seattle. Seattle has numerous
at­tractions  for Nora.  Washington Wilson went down to meet  the
Chinese embassy, at Seattle, and failed to  be on duty Monday. We can't
afford to lose  Mr. Wilson, our minds would go astray.

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 15  THE SENIORS PRAYER  The last
exam, was done; the class  Sought credits where their credit slips were
bare,  And to the faculty cried, "Oh Thou,  Who rule our fates, we make
this prayer."  They bowed their heads, and bent their knees,  As they to
the seat of knowledge came;  Then pleading voices rose once more, 
"O'erlook our flunks—our marks of shame."  "Our clumsy feet, still in
the mire,  The paths of knowledge blindly trend.  We never can escape from
here,  If fates on grade steps must depend."  "Those things we had not
sense to say;  Who knows how grand they might have been?  But for our
blunders here and there,  Who knows what medals we might win."  The room
was hushed; despair fell on  The class, who knew full well the rule;  Yet
once again each prayed his prayer,  "Oh Thou, be merciful to me, a fool." 
ALUMNI  Miss Alice Kibbe, '05, is teaching at PeEll,  Wash.  Miss Grace
Drake, '05, is guiding the intel­lectual  growth of the grade at
Marysville.  The following '05 graduates are teaching:  Miss Isabelle
Gibson, a country school at  Springbrook; Miss Katherine Houts, at
Bal­lard;  Miss Else Anthon, at Friday Harbor;  Miss Winnie McMullen,
at Auburn.  Miss Lottie Graham, '04, is a successful  teacher in the sixth
and seventh grades in her  home at Avon. Miss Graham visited her
sis­ter  and the Normal Feb. 7.  Mr. Lynus Kibbe, an '05 graduate, is
still  climbing the tree of knowledge in McMinnville  College, near
Portland, Oregon.  Miss Bertha Kale, who attended Normal  in 1903, is
teaching at Everson. Miss Kale  was among the visitors at the basket ball 
game between Normal and Sumas.  The friends of Miss Mabel Murphy were 
surprised to hear that she has given up her  promising career as a teacher
and is now

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     ----------     16 The Normal Messenger  Mrs. Edgar Bordeaux, residing
at Bordeaux,  Wash., near Olympia. Miss Elsie Wyatt has  also changed her
vocation and is now Mrs.  K. Belcher of Mossyrock.  Miss Grace Willey is
teaching an eight-months'  term of school at Mason Lake, near  Shelton. 
Miss Carie Robinson, who has taught  school for two years since leaving
Normal, is  now being trained for a trained nurse in Fan­ny  Paddock
Hospital, Tacoma.  Miss Nellie Ramsay, '05, and Miss Char­lotte  Pond,
who attended Normal in 1904,  are teaching at Ferndale.  Miss Belle McRae,
'05, is teaching in the  Everett public schools.  THE JUNIORS  Never in the
history of the Bellingham  Normal has that institution had soR!many 
talented young men and women enrolled in  one class. Almost every county in
the state  is represented and many of the eastern states  have also
contributed to their number. Pluck  and grit are two noted characteristics
of this  class. That quality—class spirit, which is  much desired by
all classes is not wanting.  Loyally, and without help from under
class­men,  do the Juniors uphold the Black and

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 17  White in every honorable fray.
In victory  generous to the fallen foe, in defeat—but they  never
have been defeated. The class is very  ably assisted by their class
teacher, Miss  Sperry and a very efficient corps of officers,  in all that
they do. They have shown their  appreciation of the work done by their
presi­dent  by re-electing him for this semester.  THE SENIORS  Themes
for theses have been handed in,  assignments to teachers have been made,
and  the work on "English Ten" has begun in  earnest.  At a recent election
the class chose the fol­lowing  officers for the second semester:
Eliza­beth  Williams, Pres.; Luella N. C. Whitaker,  Vice-Pres.;
Katherine McNeflf, Sec; Tressie  Flesher, Treas.; Selma Glineburg,
Sergeant-at-  Arms.  The Oratory Class of last semster have  again begun
working on "Ingomar,"and in a  short time will be able to give an excellent
 rendering.  BOYS DEBATING CLUB  A regular meeting of the Boy's Debating 
Club was held on February 16. Owing to  the basket ball game played that
evening,  the program was limited to a debate: "Re­solved,  that the
government of England is  more democratic than that of the United  States."
Mr. Herman Smith lead the affirma­tive,  winning much applause because
of the  thorough knowledge of the subject put forth.  Mr. C. Jones ably
handled the negative. The  judges decided in favor of the affirmative. 
SIRIUS LITERARY SOCIETY  A business meeting of the Sirius Literary  Society
was held the last week of the past  semester for the purpose of electing
officers.  The officers elected were: President, Carrie  Schuh;
Vice-President, Loretta Rue; Secretary,

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     ----------     18 The Normal Messenger  Grace Armstrong; Treasurer,
Ellen O'Farrell,  and Sergeant-at-arms, Rosalie Rourke. The  two meetings
of this semester have been well  attended and good programs have been
ren­dered.  The society is achieving its purpose,  which is to arouse
a keen interest in good lit­erary  work among its members, some of 
whom are especially talented in that line.  The musical nembers of the
program are al­ways  appreciated by all present.  The meetings of the
Sirius Society are held  in the Normal Society Hall, they are open to  the
public and everyone is welcome at any  time.  CLIONEAN  Two very
entertaining programs were  rendered by the Clionean Society during
Feb­ruary;  one on the ninth, the other on the  twenty-third.  One of
the most enjoyable features of these  programs was its musical numbers,
which  were well given. It also had some very good  essays on current
topics of the day and the  lives of some of our greatest American citizens.
 Y. W. C. A.  The Young Women's Christian Associa­tion  has recently
elected the following officers  for the coming year: Minnie LeSourd,
Presi­dent;  Ada Myers, Vice-President; Olive Kale,  Secretary; Gladys
Patric, Treasurer.  The work of the new year is beginning  with greater
vigor and strength than has  ever before been known. Many of the girls
en­tering  this semester have joined our ranks  and promise to be most
helpful workers.  The two Bible classes, taught by Miss Sperry  and Miss
Gray are well attended and their  effect is noticed in the spirit and the
in­creased  interest in the devotional meetings.  "On to Gearhart!" is
the motto of the  association. Delegates from the association

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     ----------     The Normal Messener 19  of all the normal schools and
colleges of the  northwest will meet, next August, in a  summer conference
held at Gearhart, Oregon,  a beautiful summer resort on the Pacific  ocean.
Girls attending this conference will  not only have a delightful outing on
the  shores of the grand Pacific, but they will also  have the opportunity
of meeting and mingling  with the college girls from other instutions.  The
afternoons are entirely devoted to sports  and recreations of all kinds and
college spirit  reigns supreme. Our Normal school must be  well
represented. We expect to send at least  ten delegates, a number which is
equal to  that of any other institution in the state.  This conference will
also afford a most  excellent opportunity to hear several of the  National
Secretaries and many other promi­nent  Christian workers of the day.
Miss  Helen Barnes and Miss Margaret Kyle, two  of the National Student
Secretaries who have  visited our school, will be present, and to  those
who met them here, no greater induce­ment  could be offered to go than
to listen  again to these charming Christian women.  We are soon expecting
a visit from Miss  Gage, the state secretary recently appointed  by the
state committee.  ALKASIAH  The Alkasiah was organized for the
pur­pose  of self-improvement and they have set  for themselves very
high ideals which they  constantly work to obtain. Their programs  are
spicy and brief, and you need only to listen  to some of their magazine
reviews to see  they are an earnest set of young ladies wish­ing  to
be well informed on the leading ques­tions  of the day.  They have not
neglected the social side,  and at the beginning of the new semester they 
entertained the Boy's Debating Club in Soci­ety  Hall.

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     ----------     20 The Normal Messenger  The literary meetings are held
in Miss  Baker's or Miss Moore's room and visitors at  any time will be
gladly welcomed.  ATHLETICS  The most exciting basket ball game of  the
season occurred Saturday, February 24,  between the Sumas team and the
Normal  team. Excitement ran high before the game  as the previous game
played at Sumas was a  tie. The line-up of the teams was the same  as
before, and each side went into the game  with a determination to win.  At
the end of the first half the score stood  four to four. During the first
part of the sec­ond  half the Sumas team gained considerably,  with
the score standing ten to six in their fa­vor.  But the Normal team
soon showed  their superiority and when time was called  we were two points
ahead, the score being  ten to twelve.  After the game a program was given
in  the Society Hall.  The last of a series of games between the  High
School and the Normal, was played  February 9, which resulted in a score of
thir­teen  to fourteen in favor of the Normal boys.  The line-up was
as follows:

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 21  Normal High School  Goodell
Center Grue  Petheram Forwards F. Brown  Cory Forwards Decker  Williams
Guards Wheeler  Nichols Guards Young  On the sixteenth one of the contest
games  was played. The Juniors defeating the Third  Years sixteen to two
and the Seniors vs. the  Second Years eleven to eight.  The above picture
is that of the Juniors  who played in the last game between the  Juniors
and Third Years.  IS THE NORMAL THE PLACE FOR A  YOUNG MAN?  Is the Normal
the place for a young man?  Many would answer this in the negative.  They
believe that the mild and gentle nature  of woman is better adapted to deal
with  wavward youths and maidens than the stern  and harsh attitude of most
men, until they  reach the university or some other higher  school of
learning than the high school.  They forget that hardly 25 per cent of our 
population would never get the noble and  wholesome influence of man's
stronger na­ture.  Impressions made on the mind and  character of the
child are lasting and vital to  the future happiness or woe of the grown-up
 man or woman. We admire the fully round­ed-  out person, the
well-balanced man. Yet  let these characteristics, which seem so
re­pugnant  to us, be disseminated in the right  proportion in the
opposite sex—then behold  the ideal man and woman, the true
Ameri­can.  Thus I believe we are needed, boys,  in the ranks of the
teaching profession as  much as in any of the great pursuits of life.  One
lamentable fact is the value the public  puts on the teacher's
labor—there is hardly  a known trade, even, which pays its
incum­bents  less wages than does the teaching pro-

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     ----------     22 The Normal Messenger  fession. It is principally for
this reason that  few young men plan to make a life's business  of
teaching. However, our state is not so  bad in this respect as some other
states in the  union. The average wages paid to male  teachers in this
state for the year ending in  June, 1905, were $62.83 according to the 
statistics gathered by the Superintendent of  Public Instruction.  The
Normal, besides being a training school  for teachers, offers many
opportunities which  no other school can, to persons who have  not found
their vocation in life. No pro­fession  demands a broader and more
exhaust­ive  preparation than does the teaching pro­fession.  So
in a Normal school nearly every  avenue of activity must be touched upon
and  its underlying principles mastered for latter  use in the school room.
In one department  alone they have a dozen different avenues  opened up to
them. For instance, in the  science department is suggested to them the 
rudiments of all kinds of scientifical experi­ments  and adventures
known to the chemist,  physiologist, botanist, civil and electrical 
engineer, weather prophet, farmer, black­smith,  mechanic and others.
In this way  such persons have an opportunity to choose  the occupation
best suited to their nature,  besides attaining a liberal education which 
they never would have gotten had they taken  up their specialty first. Not
only this, but in  the practice teaching they have had an excel­lent 
chance to study human nature which  will be of unbounded use to them if
they en­ter  the business world.  C.D.J. '08  Now a Senior had a
little dream,  Easy to work was her little scheme,  Long she pondered and
her web did weave,  Little she thought 'twould not deceive,  In triumph she
worked her wiles,  Easy tocatch was (the"machinist").  Truth Seniors are
gay deceivers ever.  D. C. W.

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     ----------     The Normal Messenger 23  NOTES  The Senior issue will
probably contain the  picture of an electrician of this city. The cut  for
this picture was loaned to the Junior class  through the kindness of a
local newspaper.  But inasmuch as this same "machinist"  worked the Senior
class for fifteen ($15)  dollars, (the price of '06 signs which are  cut
out).  This one (?) original slam was cut out.  Watch the Senior issue for
the stolen picture.  JUNIOR EDITOR.  On February 5, the Normal students
were  favored by a visit from Gov. Mead and the  Board of Trustees.
Governor Mead made  an address which everyone appreciated and  enjoyed. 
Save your money for B. S. N. S. banners,  which will be on sale soon. 
MORSE HDW. 60.  W25-W39 ELK ST.  The Great Hardware Store  Office Phone
Main 95. Store Phone Main 94  Studies are easier  With well fitted glasses.
 It is just as dangerous to strain good eyes studying  as it is to neglect
weak ones. The best optical science  says properly fitted glasses protect,
and prevent the eyes  from weakening and thus make study and learning 
easier. Of course weak eyes should be attended to at  once. Better see us. 

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