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Weekly Messenger - 1917 February 3 - Page 1
THE WEEKLY MESSENGER  Devoted to the Interests of the Student Body,
Washington State Normal School  Vol. XVI. BELLINGHAM, WASH., SATURDAY,
FEBRUARY 3, 1917 No. 17  Assembly  Mr. Wright, superintendent of Lyn-den, 
visited the Normal last Friday  and favored the students with an
in­teresting  address.  His theme was "The Teacher," and  the remarks
made were of especial  value to prospective teachers.  "The three little
letters, etc., may  embody all the vital phases of a teach­er's  life,
which make for or against  her success," said Mr. Wright in
dis­cussing  some of the essentials of the  profession. He went on to
explain  that "e" might stand for enthusiasm,  without which no teacher can
be sue-  Enrollment Now 1,599  o-  The enrollment for the school year  is
as follows:  Regular Normal, 1,060.  High School, 164.  Training School,
230.  Correspondence students, 145.  Total, 1,599.  S JENSEN GIVES HOW I
BECAME  TALK ON SING-SING A  The students' hour on Monday was Like many
happy marriages, my  given over largely to a survey of past teaching
profession was a second  and present conditions in Sing-Sing choice, 
cessful; "t" for tongue, which should prison, and the reforms begun by i
remember that in one of the many  be carefully guarded, and "c" for co-
Thomas Mott Osborne while warden c i a s s pr0phecies of under graduate 
operation in the fullest sense of the of that institution. d a y s : w a s
p o r t r a y e d as teaching al-word,  i. e. in taking constructive criti-
Miss Jensen, the speaker, who vis- g e b r a a n d m u s i c o n t h e P a
c i f i c C o a s t  cism, in regard to teacher's meetings ited Sing-Sing
last summer, brought j c u r I e d my lips and my neighbor ask-or  life in
the community. to the students many vital and in-  The speaker closed with
the plea teresting facts concerning life at Os-that  "the profession brings
out the sining-on-the-Hudson.  best that is in us—let us then giv^
She stated that absolute silence was  the best to our patrons, and to our
demanded of the prisoners until two  fellowmen." years ago, when Osborne
took up his  duties as warden, bringing with him  some ideas in regard to
prison life  ed in amusement, "What do you want,  if you don't like that?" 
However, I did not answer. I was  far too shy to drag my precious  dreams
before the public gaze, but I  expected to be a writer, and just then,  in
my heart of hearts I expected some  A very enjoyable musical program w M c
h w e r e e n t i r e l y f o r e i g n t o t h o s e time to sit on the
seat of fame beside  was rendered at the assembly on Wed- 0f his
predecessors,  nesday morning by Mr. Sperry, ac  companied by Mrs. Irving
J. Cross  Mr. Sperry's numbers consisted of:  "Deep River," Burleigh.  "The
Dove," Ronald.  '"Tis June," Ronald.  He found that  no visitors had been
allowed the  watched men in the cells—no light or 
ventilation—in short, all forms of tor-  George Eliot and Mrs.
Browning, my  especial enthusiasms.  The town where I spent my youth  and
college days was founded about  ture had been the policy of those in o n e
Qundred years ago by a Holland  sect. This body of people came with  their
"domine" as leader to make their  authority.  "The prison is to reform, not
to pun  "I Know of Two Bright Eyes," Clut- ish,» said Miss Jensen.
"Mr. Osborne h o m e o n t h e Prairies of Iowa because  s a m ' called it
his college—started the Men's t h e y f e l t themselves persecuted
by  The audience greatly appreciated Mutual Welfare League, self-govern- t
n e l a w s of Holland. They named  the vocal talent of Mr. Sperry, and he
m e n t a n d self-discipline!" t h e town from the Bible, Pella, a place 
gaye^as an encore, "Trottin' to the she went on to say: "Humanity's o f
refuge. It was a good loctaion and  Fair," Sanford. d e b t t o Qsborne is
very great. He has w a s chosen for home by many Ameri-done  more than any
other one man to c a n s a s w e l 1 a s ather Hollanders, and  change
prison conditions, and has i n time it grew into a village of con-  Dr.
Hall, western secretary of for- brought to the attention of the whole
siderable importance. Before the War  eign missions, spoke to the students
country, the value of a reformatory °f the Rebellion the American
Bap-concerning  the great need prevalent idea in caring for prisoners,
rather tists established a college there also,  in foreign countries for
efficient, than the punitive idea of the past." These two facts gave the
town a  trained teachers and missionaries, to unique character.  awaken
intellectual life—but also to In my youth there were yet many  teach
endarkened people how to use Raymond Elder has accepted the evidences of
Holland inheritances in  the improved methods and implements principalship
of a school in Lewis the social life, which while they sal-of 
civilization. He cited the case of county.  India, where great need is felt
for  the knowledge of scientific agricul- —"^  ture. Rev. Hugh Elmer
Brown of Seattle  has been invited to speak before the  Leace League.  Mr.
Parish went out to Sumas Mon- There were not enough chairs to go  day
evening to attend a party at Mr. around in P. E. Methods class and Miss 
Ernest Rexford's. Mr. Rexford is a Nickerson sent Mr. A. Fisher into the 
brother of Eben E. Rexford, who wrote laboratory across the hall to get
some.  "Silver Threads Among the Gold." Mr. He soon came back with the
following:  Parish entertained the company with "There is one chair in
there, but there  several readings during the evening, is a girl sitting on
it."  dom touched my life were very inter­esting  to me.  I think this
living in touch with an  other nationality in addition to at­tending 
a school not of my own de­nomination  has helped to give me  breadth
of sympathy. ~~  I know that when, after my gradua­tion,  we moved to
a new railroad northern Iowa. I missed very  much the quiet
cultural atmosphere  of the old Dutch town.  (Continued on nag-p SI 
Calendar  ®®(SX!X!)®®®® lt;S^^  Monday,
February 5, 1917.  Assembly—Talk by Mr. Bever.  Talk by Miss Baxter,
"Deborah Kal-likak."  3:20—High School B. B. practice. 
4:10—Junior B. B. practice.  Tuesday, February 6, 1917. 
9:30—Senior class meeting, audi­torium,  Elementary class
meeting, Room  103.  3:20—Elementary and Senior B. .  practice. 
3:30—Rehearsal of Thespian play,  Room 310.  4:10—High School
and Junior B. B.  practice.  Wednesday, February 7, 1917. 
Assembly—Musical program.  4:10—Choral Club meets in
audi­torium.  Senior and Elementary B. B. game.  Thursday, February 8,
1917.  9:30—Philo business meeting, room  312.  H. L. S. business
meeting, room 119.  Ukulele Club meets, room 104.  Aletheia business
meeting, room 313.  3:20—Senior and Junior B. B. prac­tice. 
3:20—Rehearsal of Thespian play,  room 310.  4:10—Y. W. C. A.
Leader, Lucile  Herrett. Speaker, Rev. R. Mar­shall  Harrison. 
7:30—Thespian Club meets, room  310.  Alkisiah Club meets, room 312.
™*  Social-Democratic Club meets.  Friday, February 9, 1917. 
Assembly—Principal J. E. McKown  of Whatcom High School will  speak. 
4:10—Senior and Elementary Kline  Cup game.  7:30—Normal High
School debates  with Laurel High, Normal auditor­ium.  High School
mixer afterward.  Saturday, February 10, 1917.  10 a. m.—Studio Club
meets.  7:30 p. m.—Basketball game with  Everett in Bellingham.
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will notice a marked  difference in them if sent to the  Cascade Laundry 
They not  they fit more  'em once ana  only last longer, but  satisfactory.
Send  you will always.  Collars Collars  NORMAL WINS  PLAYS THE SENIORS 
Friday, January 26, witnessed a  game of basketball,—Normal High 
girls vs. Normal Seniors. It was a  splendid game, and, tho H. S. picked 
up only 5 of 32 points distributed, they  won lasting honor by fair play
and a  clean game. It must be so, the Seniors  said they did!  Heard in
Cooking Class.  Miss D.: "Tell of one way to pre­pare  salmon." 
Bright pupil (eagerly): "Roll it in  sawdust and fry it."  (Note—Was
that answer due to as­sociation  of ideas or high cost of
liv­ing?)  Why doesn't Miss Woodard like  pickles and why does Miss
Willoughby  like them so well?  Miss Willoughby: "Have some  pickles." 
Miss Woodard: "No, thank you.  You may have my share." (A custom­ary 
reply.)  Miss Willoughby: "I have." And  she had.  The Normal five was
again victor­ious  last Saturday night when they de­feated  an
ex-Normal team from Van­couver  in the local Gym. The final  score was
68 to 25. Altho this is a one­sided  game the score would have been 
much larger had the local boys played  true to form. At times the Normal 
players were inaccurate in their bas­ket  shooting, but outside of
this one  fault the game was fast, the guards  doing some especially good
work. For  Vancouver, their center position  seemed to be the strongest and
best  filled.  The teams were slow in getting  started, nearly five minutes
having  elapsed before either side scored.  Normal shot the first basket
and a  moment later the score was evened  up. However the Bellingham
quintet  played the steadier and the first half  ended with a score of 26
to 15.  The second half was a repetition of  the first with Normal getting
a larger  score and holding their opponents to  a smaller one. This period
ended with,  the local team on the long side of a  42 to 10 score.  "Ali"
Henne's again showed his  ability by uncovering an unheard of  band. They
played a few selections  between halves. The crowd joined in  the merriment
and altogether it was  a rare treat. The members of the  band were:
Craushaw playing clarinet,  Mathews, piccolo; Barnet, cornet;  George
Miller, snare drum; McKinnon,  bass drum, and Frances Devery played  the
piano.  The Normal team has now won four  games and lost none. They will
try to  keep their record unbroken when they  play Everett here tonight. 
Hello—is this "200"  Send up a ton of your genuine gas coke at
six-a-quarter,  for my furnace. I must have coke because it is so clean t o
han­dle  and chuck full of heat,"  Puget Sound Traction, Light and
Power Company.  The line-up:  Bellingham: Benneth, F; Rockey, F;  White, C;
Anstett, G; Davenport, G.  Vancouver: Sangster, F; Bruce, F;  Bryson, C;
Woodcock, G; Kemp, G.  Substitutes: Ford for Davenport, for  Bellingham. 
Sumary: Field goals, Kennet, 17,  Rocky 6, White 6, Bryson 4, Sangster  2,
Bruce 2, Kemp 2, Woodcock 1, An­stett  1, Davenport 1.  THE KLINE COP 
GAMES THIS YEAR  LUNCH GOODS Always Fresh  Wilson-Nobies-Ba** Co. 
RAYMOND'S GOOD SHOES  are good no matter what the weather, or the occasion.
The quality is always  the highest obtainable and the style --- top notch. 
GEO. F. RAYMOND  Clothing, Hats and Furnishing Goods  For Men, Young Men
and Boys  122-126 E. Holly Corner R. R. Ave.  L  At a meeting of the
Alkisiahs Thurs­day  night a very interesting program  was given: 
Talk on Peru, Miss Gough.  Vocal solo, Miss Hamley.  Talk on Paraguay, Miss
Appleby.  Talk on Chile, Miss Dingle.  Piano solo, Miss Shore.  Talk on
Uruguay, Miss Berquist.  Our new officers were installed and  plans were
started for the new work  of the last semester.  The "Kline Cup" games have
started,  With rivalry and vim.  Who'll win this cup? is heard from all. 
To win is each one's whim.  The Elementary class is small,  Tho the girls
will hold their own.  But they hardly expect to win the cup,  Tho to them,
'tis not unknown.  The Juniors and the Seniors,  Expect this cup,
but—well—  The class that is strongest in spirit  Will
win,—as time will tell!  The Juniors have the numbers;  And the
Seniors have the age;  But on these things alone, my friends,  The wininng
cannot gauge.  The referee for every game,,  Is fair and square to all; 
She feels and prays for everyone,  In these games of baseketball.  There's
never a girl in any team,  Who dosen't live up to each rule—  For
Miss Nickerson—our invaluable—  We know is, for "the school." 
Now everyone, come help your team,  Show spirit; bring the rest;  Your
team, thru all its hardships,  Will prove, "it is the best."  W. I. G.,
'17.  Joke Editor: "Why do you sit on  every joke I hand in?"  Censor: "If
they had any point to  them I wouldn't."  ANSCO  IEX FILM  The haughtey
Senior was unprepared,  The Junior his lesson knew;  The Senior whispered,
when called  upon—  "O—G—I—N—V—U!"  H p
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instantly  and accurately while  viewing the image in  the finder. Let us
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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1917 3  Tonight and Tomorrow 
Francis  X.  Bushman  and  Beverly Bayne  IN  "Romeo and  Juliet"  AMERICAN
 Matinee f ^ -  Evening ' ^ ^  EOF  ARE A i WHAT THEY ARE  The Brown Studio
 Calls the attention of the  Senior Class to the fact that we  alone, of
all of the Studios have  been constant advertisers in your  Klipsuns and
Messengers since  coming to this city three years ago  We have paid your
managers up­wards  of $40.00 per year. This  should be taken into
consideration  when determining where your an­nual  Klipsun work
should go.  First class work and no fav­oritism  to any one member of
the  class is our business policy.  Brown Studio  Elk and Holly  Miss
Florence A. Chapin, '16, is now  secretary to her brother, who is
mana­ger  of the Chapin ranch at Montague,  Montana.  Flora Strait,
'15, is teaching in the  city schools of Portland, Oregon.  Inez Herre,
'15, has the principalship  of a school near Bellingham, where  Edna Hemmi,
'16, is primary teacher.  Addie Eames is teaching in Coulee  City, Wash. 
Mrs. Robert L. Sorensen, nee Zera  Nielson, '12, is leading the pure and 
simple life of a farm woman at Laurel.  Miss Myrtle Parker, '14, is
teaching  at Issaquah.  In a Chicago hospital, Violet Parker,  '14, is
training to be a nurse. Maybe  we'll hear of her at the front soon. 
Beatrice Hatt, '14, is "still" teaching  near Kent.  Helen Harrington, ex
'16, is now at­tending  O. A. C.  Edna Shelton, '16, has charge of the
 seventh grade at Omak, Wash.  Another "Normal" man has desert­ed  the
ranks. Claude Manley, '15,  married himself a wife and is living  "happily
ever after" at Collins, in  Thurston county, where he teaches.  "Sis"
Irving, '16, is teaching at Oso,  near Arlington.  Back in Cleveland, Ohio,
May Rea-soner,  '12, is attending a kindergarten  school.  Mrs. Reasoner
(nee Dona Pratt, '15)  is living at Alger.  Edna Shelton, '16, has charge
of the  seventh grade at Omak,'~Wash.  Another "Normal" man has
desert­ed  the ranl.d. Claude Manley, '15, mar­ried  himself a
wife, and is living "hap­pily  ever after" at Collins, in
Thurs­ton  county, where he teaches.  "It pays to advertise."
Winnifred  Davis, '16, of Enumclaw, wrote her  name on a shingle, put it in
a bunci  of shingles and let it go at that. Back  in Iowa a young farmer
was shingling  his house with "Made in Washngton"  shingles. He saw the
feminine writ­ing  and name on a shingle. He wrote  to "Winnie" and
told her of the situa­tion.  She answered. Oh, yes, why  shouldn't
they get married? Moral—  A teacher can use a shingle in more  ways
than one.  "Sis" Irving, '16, is teaching at Oso,  near Arlington.  Back in
Cleveland, Ohio, May  Reasoner, '12, is attending a kinder­garten 
school.  Mrs. Reasoner (nee Dona Prass, '15,  is living at Allger  Manual
Training Troubles.  Instructor: "What is your trouble,  little man."  L. M.
(almost crying): "I can't find  my leg and my head is gone." 
(Note—Never mind going out now;  he was talking about his giraffe." 
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB  Roll call at the last meetng of the  Social Dem.
club was answered with  current events and the 10-minute reg­ular 
parliamentary drill was devoted  to "obtaining the floor and what
pre­cedes  debate."  M. Agnes Kirkman entertained with  the reading of
"He Worried About It"  and Miss Gardner gave a short talk  in answer to the
question, "Would You  RaJise Your Boy to Be a Soldier?"  Messrs. Hawley,
Hilda Rosen and  Walter Lidell successfully upheld the  affirmative in a
debate, "Resolved,  That Preparedness Does Not Tend to  Peace," their
opponents being Messrs.  Hawley and King. Some rathed as­tounding 
arguments were produced  pro and con, an obi ging audience be­ing 
prepared "to swallow most any-thing."  Harriet Thompson was elected as 
chairman of the program committee,  after the resignation of Mrs. Esther 
Shepherd was accepted.  A letter from Representative Tom  Brown relating to
the society's anti-military  training resolution, was read  and other
routine business disposed of.  A lively discussion of the soldiers' 
attitude toward war delayed adjourn­ment  beyond the regular hour,
afford­ing  food for thot to participants and  listeners as well. 
MISSION STUDY CLASS.  1. Teacher, Mrs. Simpson; place,  710 Maple St.;
time, Monday evening,  6:45 to 7:45.  2. Miss Bearsley, Edwens Hall, 
Tuesday, 6:45 to 7.  3. Miiss Willoughby, Tarte Hall,  Wednesday, 6:30 to
7.  4. Miss Pearce, Rizwan, Wednes­day,  6:45 to 7:45.  5. Mrs. Woods,
The Cedars, every  other Thursday, beginning February.  6. Mrs. Jamson,
Jamson Hall, Mon­day,  6 to 6:30.  7. Miss Smith, Nichols Hall,
Wed­nesday,  7 to 8.  8. Mass Sharpless, high school,  Tuesday, 3:20. 
9. Miss Montgomery, 916 Garden  St., Monday, 7 to 8.  10. Mr. Bond, Y. W.
C. A. room,  Wednesday, 4:10.  11. Miss Dice, 21st St., Tuesday,  7:45 to
8:30.  Miss Beardsley's, Miss Williughby's,  Miss Dice's and Miss
Montgomery's  classes will not meet until the third  week in February. All
other classes  will meet this coming week. These  classes will continue
from six to ten  weeks. All girls are invited to attend  any of these
classes, especially those  classes whch are situated near their  homes. 
The following subjects correspond  to the above numbers:  Subject:  WE MAKE
MULLER   ASPLUND  JEWELERS  To the Normal School  104 E. HOLLY STREET  Next
to 1 st. Nat. Bank  1. Western Women in Eastern  Lands.  2. South American
Problems.  3. Same.  4. Paul, the First Great Missionary.  5. Practical
Missionary Lessons.  6. Life of Paul.  7. Servants of the King.  8. Goodly
Fellowship.  9. Lives of the Great Missionaries.  10. Missionary Jemmies of
Paul.  11. Korea.  Our Bible Institute was held last  week beginning
Thursday afternoon,  January 25th, and lasting until Sunday  afternoon,
January 28th. Many are  ready to verify our statement that it  is really
the best that the Association  has to offer during the year.  At our first
meeting, Mrs. Colby  sang for us, "Jesus Is Calling." The  two women, who
came from Seattle,  were then introduced and after a short  greeting from
Mrs. Soltan, Mrs. Camp­bell  took charge of the rest of the  meeting.
Her main thought present­ed  was "Oh! that our eyes might be  opened."
This proved to be the key­note  for the entire institute.  The second
and third meetings were  held Friday afternoon at 3:20 and 4:10.  Mrs.
Campbell spoke at 3:20 bringing  us her message, first emphasizing "Ye 
must be born again." Her lesson was  taken from the story of the "Woman  of
Samaria" and Jesus' words "I am  the living water" were so forcefully 
brought to us. At 4:10 Mrs. Soltan  had the meeting and her message was 
the story of "Cain and Abel." Gladys  Hamley sang.  Friday evening at 7:30
both Mrs.  Soltan and Mrs. Campbell spoke.  There was special music, a solo
by-  Ruth Elander.  Saturday afternoon was given over  to Missions. Mrs.
Soltan told such in­teresting  stories about her own chil­dren 
in mission fields and Mrs. Camp­bell  also spoke, showing how plainly 
God says "Go" but we do not obey.  Miss Sands sang for us "He Will Hold  Me
Fast."  We feel that Bible Institute has been  a real help and inspiration.
For those  who could not attend we are inviting  you noAv to come to our
regular asso­ciation  meetings Thursday at 4:10.
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Esther Shepherd  Business Manager Cecil A. Folsom  Department Editors. 
Faculty Albert Bowman  Auditorium Tressa Middleton  Calendar Dorothy Herre 
Alumni and Personals....Albert Hennes  Boys' Athletics : Herbert Davis 
Girls' Athletics Jennie Kelly  Exchange :: Clara Nielson  Literary Starr
Sutherland  Literary Ella Peterson  Humor Howard Buswell  Humor and
Society....Mrs. Rose Davis  High School Gertrude Kaufman  Last Tuesday
afternoon the Belling­ham  alumni held a meeting at the  Roeder
school. Among other things  that came up for consideration before  this
meeting was the bill now before  the state legislature to introduce
mili­tary  training into the public schools of  Washington: The
association went on  record as opposed to this bill.  This question of
military training  in the schools is one that should re­ceive 
thoughtful consideration on the  part of every citizen, and it is a
ques­tion  of special importance to us as  teachers. Would military
training as  COMPETITORS may  sell some things for less  than YOUR store
does,  but  YOUR STORE  sells a lot of things  for less than they do. 
Normal Book  Store  "Your own store."  part of our school course be
consistent  with the aim of education as we see  it? It is argued that the
physical  training obtained along with the train­ing  in military
tactics would be worth  while. Would the dual organization  that Avould be
necessary if the military  department was to be directed by the 
government, be a help or a hindrance  in the development of an efficient
edu­cational  system? Let us think on  these questions and be prepared
to  take an" intelligent interest in this  movement, which is of such vital
im­portance  to our schools.  A GOOD LOSER TAKES  DEFEAT CHEERFULLY  A
good loser is one who takes his  defeat as cheerfully as tho he were  the
winner. Such a one will buckle  the armor on more securely, repair  the
defective parts, apply the oiled  feather to the squeaking places and, 
with shoulders thrown back and head  erect, resolve to "make good."  In all
the walks of life there are  more losers than winners; with the  former the
scar may be indelible, yet  the defeated one will conceal it or,  at least,
will not expose it.  A certain teacher in this common­wealth  says: "I
never was a loser in  the act of obtaining or retaining a po­sition 
but what I took advantage of  the opportunities offered and thus  turned
the apparent loss into a sub­stantial  gain. One illustration is 
quoted: At one place I was loser in  that I failed to retain a position.
An­other  position with a salary twenty  per cent higher was secured
and in  the vicinity of the new position some  land was purchased (just
common  dirt as is found on highways) which  was disposed of at from 100 to
500 per  cent profit. Those school district dads  have received my sincere
thanks for  the benefits conferred upon me."  Presidential Candidate
Hughes, to  all outward appearances proved him­self  to be a good
loser in his loss in  the race for the presidency. When  he retired at
12:15 election night, he  felt certain that he had won the prize  which he
sought; forty-eight hours  later he found himself to be a loser  instead of
the winner. He congratu­lated  his chief opponent for his
suc­cess.  That Mr. Hughes was disap­pointed,  no one will deny;
it was prob­ably  the greatest disappointment that  he ever endured,
yet his actions show­ed  him to be a good loser. He thus  set an
example for people in all walks  of life, from an unsuccessful
candi­date  for the presidency to the unfor­tunate  one in a game
of marbles.  WILLIAM BEARDSLEE.  Patronize Your Next Door Neighbor  Our
goods and prices are right. A full line of Groceries and Confectionery  U.
S. Post Office]Station No. 8. Agency Pacific Laundry  *  Normal Grocery  P.
G. GULBRANSEN, Prop. Phone 1041  Buy Your Fuel of,  MONTGOMERY FUEL  
TRANSFER CO.  For Heated Rooms Apply at 717 Forest St.  T WAIT TILL HAYS
LfTERARY SOCIETY.  If with pleasure you are viewing any  work that I am
doing,  If you like me or you love me tell me  now;  Don't withhold your
approbation till  the Father makes oration,  And I lie with snowy lilies
o'er my  brow;  For no matter how you shout it, I  won't care a bit about
it,  I won't know how many teardrops you  have shed;  If you think some
praise is due me,  now's the time to slip it to me,  For I cannot read my
tombstone when  I'm dead.  More than fame and more than money  is the
comment kind and sunny,  And the hearty warm approval of a  friend,  For it
gives to life a savor and it  makes me stronger, braver,  And it gives me
heart and spirit to the  end;  If I earn your praise, bestow it; if you 
like me, let me know it,  Let the words of true encouragement  be said;  Do
not wait till life is over, and I'm un­derneath  the clover,  For I
cannot read my tombstone when  I'm dead.  —St. Olen in "Magnificat." 
Thursday morning, January 18, the  Hays Literary Society held a business. 
meeting. The following new eo;mmit-tees  were appointed:  Program r  Helen
Sherman, chairman.  Lillian Reed.  Ruth Partridge..  Hattle EakinL  Poster:
 Mable Randall, chairman.  Vergie Fox.  Helen McCracken.  Una Robinson. 
The same evening a program was  given which proved both instructive  and
pleasing.  Modern Drama, Helen McCracken.  Life of Bernard Shaw, Gladys
White.  Works of Bernard Shaw, Helen  Sherman.  The Wars' Dramas, or the
Dramas  Exposing the Horrors of War, Miss  Hays.  Parliamentary Drill, Ruth
Morrison.  Vocal Solo, Cassie Cales.  Some men are born great,  Some
achieve greatness  And some grate upon us.  —Exchange.  Teacher: "The
good die young."  "Gig" D.: "I'm not feeling very  well."  ABSOLUTE SAFETY 
Open your checking account with  us and pay your bills by check  We cash
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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1917. -- 5  Reputable Wearing
Apparel for Men  SATISFACTION ALWAYS  -*-  GAGE-DODSON CO.  Home of Hart,
Schaffner   Marx Clothes  EMPIRE MEAT   GROCERY CO.  "Everything to Eat" 
Phones 986, 987 Free Delivery ixn. Dock Street  SPECIAL—Little
Student Photos, $1.50 per doz.  SANDISON STUDIO  Made especially for Normal
exchanging.  A TALE WITH  A  A widow lived in a house, bare of  everything
save the necessities of life.  In it, there were no carpets, nor easy 
chairs, nor luxuries; herbs lined the  sides of the spare front parlor, and
a  poor dresser stood in the kitchen.  From this kitchen dresser the widow 
ate her scant breakfasts, dinners and  suppers, with an occasional egg, or,
at  most, two, to celebrate a holiday.  These eggs were laid by Dame
Bart-lett,  spouse of King Chanticleer, who  with him and her six
daughters,  roamed the widow's yard.  Chanticleer went to sleep one night, 
and close to him slept his dame and  Prices Moderate; Five course  dinner
every evening from 5 to 8  at 60c. Six course Sunday eve­ning  at 75c 
Banquets and Dinners gotten  up on short notice. Tables may  always be
reserved by telephone.  Hotel Leopold  their six children. He had slept
some  time, when he groaned a groan and  moaned a moan.  "Get up! Wake up!"
said Dame  Partlett. "What ails you? What's the  matter?" She shook him,
for he was  slow to waken.  Chanticleer, with a deep sigh, drew  himself up
and Dame Partlett saw  deep, dark hollows under his eyes, and  saw a
dejected forlornness in the face  of her worse half.  "I have had a dream,"
said he. "An  uncouth shape, large and yet slender,  came skulking toward
me. I saw the  creature had sharp eyes, perked ears,  a long bushy tail, a
slinky form and  a sharp, pointed snout, withal."  "You need a worm," said
his prac­tical  wife. They went out of the house,  side by side,
hopping down the steps,  and into the spring air. King Chanti­cleer 
said: "I feel better. I enjoy  seeing the fresh green leaves of  spring.
The morning sunshine clears  away the cold from my bones, but I  still have
a feeling that my dream is  a warning."  "Nonsense," said his wife.  He
answered: "I have known of  many such things happening to peo­ple, 
after a dream like mine had  warned them."  His wife wanted to
argue—she did.  Then the chickens quoted a little Plato  and they
went in search of worms.  As they scratched the mellow earth  in search of
its wriggley inhabitants,  they were watched by a pair of sharp  eyes which
peered at them thru the  rails of the fence. Far better that  Chanticleer
had stayed on his beam.  The fox skulked in the corner till  night. The
chickens went to bed at  sundown, as all nice chickens should.  Then
Chanticleer saw a slinking form  come in the narrow doorway. He was  very
startled and nearly lost his equi­librium.  He had never seen a fox. 
From instinct he shunned the pointed-nosed  creature as a sailor shuns a 
rock.  "Cluck, cluck," said he in a deep  squawk.  "Be not alarmed,
beautiful bird,"  said the fox. "As I stood outside I  heard a song, as of
the angels. I did  not intend to come but the song lured  me on in spite of
myself. It is no won­der  you are a. good singer. Your fath­er 
was also. I knew him intimately."  The cock was pleased and accepted  this
flattery.  "And now sing for me," said the  fox.  Chanticleer threw back
his head,  shut his eyes and flapped his wings.  "Listen," he said; but the
fox had  him by the throat. His would-be song  was changed to a throaty
squawk, and  the fox was gone, Chanticleer with  him.  Chanticleer's cries
roused his  spouse. Her cries roused the widow,  and her cries the vicar
and so on, till  the whole village was in pursuit of the  fox; people
shouting, hounds baying,  chickens crowing. A general bedlam  ensued.  The
cock was frightened, but be-thot  himself of a scheme.  "Speak to them,
Reynard," said he.  "You are safe and the woods and your  den are at hand.
Tell them you are  king and they are foolish to try to  catch you."  The
fox obeyed, but no sooner had  he opened his mouth than the cock  was loose
and had flown into a maple  by the side of the road.  The fox was very
foxey and thot by  soft words to again win over the cock.  So, "Come down,"
said he. "Let us  treat this matter peaceably. I only  meant to take you
over to my house  for dinner. I should have been much  pleased to have had
you there. I only  meant to frighten you a bit that you  might enjoy the
dinner the more. For  'Sweet is pleasure after pain,'" said  he, quoting a
little Dryden.  "Nay," said the cock, "only idiots are  fooled twice. We
shall consider the  peace movement, but I'll stay right  here the while we
consider it. We  shall follow the policy of watchful  waiting."  Beware of
"Grab-Bag"  Glasses.  sold by "eye-specialists" who are here to­day 
and gone tomorrow. Their wares are  likely to prove quite as unreliable as
their  business methods.  Reliable optical business cannot be  conducted on
a nomadic basis. The Op­tometrist  who holds your welfare and his  own
permanent success in the community  above a temporary profit will not only
fit  you with glasses, but he will make it his  business to see that they
continue to give  satisfaction.  We have been located here in Belling-ham 
for thirteen years, and we'll be here  next mouth or next year to make good
if  necessary.  WILBER GIBBS  Optometrist   Optician  New Bank Building 
The moral of this tale is: Of fiat'  terers beware. They only mean to  fool
us when they speak' too fair. This  story is a lie, but the moral is the 
truth, so the corn take, but leave the  chaff behind.  GERTRUDE KAUFMAN, N.
H. S.  Mr. C: "How does it happen that  you have such low grades in January
 compared with those in December?"  Clyde C: "Well, dad, you see
ev­erything  is marked down after the  holidays."  HEADQUARTERS FOR 
Groceries, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and Bakery Goods  We make a a specialty
of Fancy Cakes to order  SWEET GROCERY CO.  1021 Elk St.  THEY ARE
WINNERS—Do you have "em"?  Pretty Baby I've a Garden in Sweden Down
Hon­olulu  Way 0 How She Could Yacki, Hacki etc. Missouri  Waltz Song
(or piano)  Hatter   Wells Piano Co.  HOLLY STREET  "Bellingham's Local
Piano House"
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6 THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1917.  Dry Goods, Cloaks and
Suits. Men's, Women's and  Children's Furnishings. Value, Quality, Economy
is  what you get when you trade with us.  PICTORIAL REVIEW PATTERNS  T  A 
Don't forget the  "MIKADO"  Chorus of 50 Beautiful Japanese Costumes 
AMERICAN THEATRE FEBRUARY 7th  Office Phone 975  DR. T. M. BARLOW  Dentist 
510 Bellingham National Bank Bldg. Bellingham, Wash.  BYRON'S GROCERY and
HOME PRODUCT  MEAT MARKET  We make deliveries daily all over the City Phone
426 214 East Holly  From the Cafeteria.  Teacher: "What is the difference M
i s s C-  lt;to l i t t l e Si r l w h o h a d for"  between the
thirty-nine articles and S ° t t e n k n i f e a n d f o r k ) : "W i
t h w h a t  the six articles? a r e y o u g o i n g t o e a t ?"  L. G.
(innocently): "Oh! I'm go­ing  to eat with a friend."  English History
Class.  Pupil: Thirty-three.  Udd: "I am just in the morning of E n g # VI
I while arranging seating:  life." "Now I want each of you to remember 
She: "You must have gotten up and sit right next to the one that be-early."
 longs to you."  I f y o u are l e a v i n g N o r m a l t h i s s e m e s
t e r be s u r e t o fill i n t h is  RENEWAL BLANK  if y o u expect t o
receive t h e Weekly Messenger r e g u l a r l y . The  s u b s c r i p t i
o n price f o r n e x t s e m e s t e r a n d s u m m e r school t o g e t
h er  i s 7 5 c . S h o w y o u r school s p i r i t b y e n c l o s i n g
75c in a n envelope  w i t h t h i s b l a n k and d r o p p i n g i t i n
t h e M e s s e n g e r Box in t he  m a i n h a l l . B o o s t for N o r
m a l.  D a t e .  Name.  A d d r e s s .  Where you expect to be next
semester.  S t a t e .  I a m e n c l o s i n g 7 5 c e n t s for my s u b
s c r i p t i o n t o The Weekly  M e s s e n g e r t o J u l y 27, 1 9 1
7.  "We shall soon drive the Huns from  their holes, my captain."  "Or,
better still, Lieutenant, exter­minate  the lot."  "I can hardly hold
the men in check,  sir."  Aye, the brave lads! They are as  anxious as you
and I to get at the  beasts."  A hurry of British shells pour death  into
the German lines. A lull, then  the khaki-clad troops clamber out of  their
positions in a mad charge. At  the brink of the assaulted trenches  the
captain impales a German ma­chine  gunner on his sword. The
im­petus  of the thrust throws him head­long  into the trench,
where, striking  his head on the hard-trodden floor, the  lies stunned. 
When the captain regains his senses  he hears the groans and shrieks of 
the wounded. To this he pays little  attention; many times before has he 
heard the aftermath of battle. As he  looks eagerly about him he sees
sol­diers  administering to the wounded  and reconstructing the
shattered  trench, and as he recognized the men  thus busily engaged as his
own, across  his face flashes a smile, grim and ex-hultant.  However, a
gasp directly at his feet  attracts his attention. It is the dy­ing 
struggle of the German soldier  whom he has pierced with his sword.  In the
man's hand is a piece of paper.  "Military secrets, perhaps," exclaims  the
captain, as he snatches it up. The  paper written in German, is sploched 
with blood and dirt. He laboriously  makes out the following: " your 
furlough.  "Every evening I watch little Dora  run to the corner to meet
you, as she  used to do when you would return  from the factory. 'Why
doesn't papa  come home?' she asks as she looks up  wide-eyed into my face.
Then I say  to her: 'Run along and play, dear;  papa will soon be home.'
Then I turn  away to hide my tears.  "But you WILL, be home soon now.  And
tho you can stay with us but ten  short days, how happy * * * * I  will
mail this tomorrow * * * I  rejoice in tomorrow, for it brings you  one day
nearer to  Your loving,  GRETCHEN AND DORIS."  "Hurrah, Captain!" said the
lieu­tenant,  striding up, "a magnificent vic­tory!"  But the man
addressed made  no answer. The lieutenant observed  Mm kneel down and
tenderly place  a discolored bit of paper on the body  a fallen enemy.  Dr.
Nash is in Olympia again this  week to be present at the meetings of  the
committee on higher education of  the state legislature.  "Take care of
your eyes,  they are your bread win­ners."  Consult Woll.
Ex­clusive  Optometrist and  Optician. 205 West  Holly St.  SENIOR
CLASS  ELECT OFFICERS  Two meetings were required in.  which to elect the
second semester of­ficers,  as the first election resulted in  "No
election" for secretary, sargent at •  arms and treasurer. The new
officers-are:  President, Albert Hennes.  Vice-President, Etna Shore. 
Secretary, Beatrice Louttit.  Treasurer, Dennis Froth.  Sarg.-at-Arms, M.
W. Roop.  Reporter, Christine Hermans.  A committee reported Mr. Hall and. 
Mr. Brown as desirable photographers  for our Klipsun work. After much
dis­cussion,  a vote was taken and Mr.  Brown was chosen. He will give
us  the glossy print for seventy-five cents  and, judging by his past
service, we  can be sure of good work from him.  Because of her new
position as Bdi-.  tor of the Messenger, Mrs. Shepherd  resigned her
position as Associate Ed­itor  of the Klipsun. Applications were 
called for and Bernice Welch, the edi­tor-  in-chief, will choose her
new as­sistant.  Dr. Herre has had many calls for  lectures from
outlying districts, but  the result of over-exertion followed by  illness
prevented the fulfillment of his-plans.  No one can say that our assistant 
librarian is not up to date. Miss Sands  has just purchased a splendid new 
automobile.  Miss MacKinnon, of the registrar's  department, is now back at
her work  after a week's detention at her Lynden  home owing to illness. 
Miss Baxter's new observation sched­ule  is hot from the press.  Mr.
Bond will lecture before the  citizens of Santa Fuga and Pilchuck, 
Thursday and Friday.  Mr. Parish entertained Dr. Herre  Monday night. The
impassable con­dition  of the roads prevented the Doc­tor  from
his customary auto trip home.  Dr. Kirkpatrick gave an interesting  talk to
the parents and teachers of the  Roeder school Monday afternoon.
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Good. It's Healthful  WHAT?  C A N D Y  -*-  llin 'iam.ffiisft,  119 East
Holly St.  IS  The Junior class held the first meet­ing  of the new
semester Jan. 30. Wal­ter  Pingree was elected Yell Leader  and Albert
Bowman, Sargeant-at-arms.  Faith Peringer will represent the  .Juniors in
the Klipsun. The program  committee is working on the Junior  play which is
to come off in March.  Juniors who expect to win honors for  the class in
the Junior-Senior contest  are requested to see Mr. Hoppe.  Every Junior in
school will miss  something if he fails to attend the  next meeting,
February 13, 1917.  DOGGRELL VERSE.  My name is Herbert Johnson, and  I
want them all to see  That when they call me "Stub" for  short,  They hurt
my dignity.  They kid me 'cause I part my hair  More careful than of yore; 
Now, as we lose our dear ones,  We love them all the more.  They say my
legs are shorter, far,  Than shanks of a young flea-hound,  But still
they're long enough to reach  From my body to the ground.  A good way for a
man to get ahead  and stay ahead is to own his head.  H.: "I am never happy
unless  breaking into song."  B: "Why don't you get the key  and then you
don't have to break in."  pATTBRSBY BROQ  ALWAYS RELIABLE  FOOTWEAR —
That meets style require­ments,  yet stripped of garnishment, that 
makes them costly. Care in fitting our  hobby.  FOR YOUR VALENTINE PARTY 
Caps, Cut Outs, Decorated Crepe Paper, Lunch Sets, Salad  and^Nut Cups,
Bonbon Boxes, Candle Shades, Festoons,  Stickers, Place Cards and Tally
Cards.  212 East Holly Street  EDENS HALL HOLD  II  Edens Hall is purely
democratic, for  now we have a President Wilson. At  the last regular
meeting held Janu­ary  23, the officers for this semester  were
elected, as follows:  President, Sue Wilson.  Vice president, Maude Yates. 
Councilmen: Vergie Fox, Lucile  Hazen, Ruth Elander, Adena Lewis,  Ina
Brashier.  Fire captain, Ruth Craig.  Messenger reporter, Helen McCrack-en.
 PACIFIC STEAM LAUNDRY  Established 1S89, 1728-1738 Ellis  Street. Phone
126 -127  First Laundry in Whatcom  County. We stand for quality,  work and
service. We have 27  years of experience.  Ruth Elander was the hostess at
a  delightful spread given Sunday even­ing  in honor of her friend,
Miss Mar­tha  Wickstrom, of Seattle. Miss Wick-strom  spent the
week-end at Edens  Hall with Miss Elander.  Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Solton,
who  were leaders in the Bible Institute,  were guests at Edens Hall during
their  stay in Bellingham.  SPRING FLOWERS  Make you forget it is still
winter if  they come from  Horst's Floral  Shop  1256 Elk Phone 386  The
Leading Florists  and the public may be assured of a  good entertainment. 
Mr. Hennes was elected Business  Manager.  Miss Winifred Hazen, of Seattle,
is  visiting her sister, Miss Lucile Hazen,  this week.  Edens Hall girls
are thoroughly en­joying  the snow, even snowballs. A  large number
have been coasting and  report the best time ever. We don't  have to be in
before nine-thirty!  Heard in 10:30 Civics Class.  Miss V.: "What is a
diplomat?"  Wold: "A diplomat is a man that  steals your hat and coat and
explains  it so well that you give him your  watch and chain."  1HESPI  [ 
After a regular business meeting of  the Thespian Club on the evening of 
January 25th, an especially enjoyable  impromptu program was given. It  had
been the intention of the program  committee to dramatize "The Land of 
Heart's Desire," parts had been as­signed  and all things bore promise
of  something good in that line. However,  inability to procure manuscript
of the  play, necessitated the giving of an im­promptu  program and
the committee  in charge is to be congratulated on the  pleasing results. 
Vocal solo, Mrs. Merriman.  Pantomime—Trials of Popular Nor­mal 
Girl, Miss Craig, Miss Christian-son,  Mr. Beardslee, Mr. Wagner, Mr. 
Altman, Mr. Davis.  Piano solo, Mr. Miller.  Members were then enjoined to 
enter into the pleasures of childhood  days and partake generously of
pop­corn  balls. The remainder of the  evening was spent in a
rehearsal of the  first Act of "The House Next Door."  Work on this play is
going along stead­ily  under the direction of Mr. Hoppe  Miss Baxter:
"When I was at the  Davenport hotel I had room 5430 on  the first floor." 
Student: "That's nothing. In Chi­cago  once I had room 80,000."  Miss
B.: "Where was that room?"  Stude: "In the Wabash freight  yards."  Talk
with H. C. Banner about a New  York Life Contract.  We sell
Blackstone—The best low-priced  tire. We do Vulcanizing. B. B. Tire
and  Rubber Co. 112 Grand Ave.  FOR RENT.  Two furnished rooms, with or
with­out  kitchen; price reasonable. 804  Maple Street.  If you
appre­ciate  Expert  optical service  by one who has  made a life 
study of the eye, its refractive errors  and diseases, then you want my 
services.  SEE ME. Special Rates to all Nor­mal  School Students. 
GEO. M. SLETTO, O. D.  Optometrist—Optician  104 E. Holly Street 
(Muller   Asplund's Store)
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TEACHER  (Continued from page i)  I was one of those chidlren that all 
teachers know, precocious in book  learning and childish socially. I was 
occustomed to being in a class of  what seemed to me to be men and
wo­men.  Late one afternoon, in the shadows  of the empty halls, one
of the boys,  to my utter amazement, asked me to  go to the next social
with him. I  loathed sociables. I gasped and said  "yes," because, like
Aunt Jemima, I  didn't know what else to say. I spent  the intervening days
trying to forget  the coming horror.  In my mind I settled one thing. If  I
lived through this experience, I'd  have my wits about me and never, 
never, never say "yes" again. The  evening passed and, in my judgment,  was
an evening of superlative stu­pidity.  When the boy, in the innocence
of  his heart, proposed enthusiastically  that we go to the next sociable
to­gether,  I was ready and replied sweet­ly  that I didn't care
to.  Notwithstanding my inauspicious  beginning in this uncatalogued
depart­ment  of college curriculum, I added  to my college course and
to my  course in music a very comprehen­sive  course in this
department, with  considerable very satisfactory post  graduate work.  I
look back upon all three lines as  being of great value to my
profes­sional  career.  I was very patriotic. One day I saw  a squad
of college boys going down  to vote. The leader was one of my  chums. He
was just twenty-one and  going to cast his first vote for presi­dent. 
They shouted and swung their  hats with enthusiasm. It thrilled me  as I
witched them. I was a better stu­dent  than he, could beat him in an
ar­gument  and loved my country, but  when I would be twenty-one I
would  not be allowed to vote. The thought  gave me actual physical pain
and it  rankled until we won the vote here  in Washington.  The year after
graduation I taught  my first school—a little country school  three
miles from town.  Things moved placidly and I could  have had the school
the next term if  I had wanted it, but when I think of  that term of work I
am always tender  hearted towards the poor teacher.  I boarded at home
during that term  and mother took me to and from  school in the carriage.
On these drives  we began definitely my study of bird  songs.  I had a
chance for extraordinary  work in nature study, due to my won­derful 
progressive mother. She had  a genius for enjoying outdoor life.  She made
our home of five acres one  of the first bird sanctuaries in the  United
States. Families of every bird  of the prairie nested at Pinewood and  we
fed and protected them. In addi­tion  to the choice stock from the 
nursery we collected for these five  acres every plant, shrub and tree
pos­sessing  landscape value that we dis  covered in our drives. There
was al­ways  a spade under the buggy seat  for emergencies. Then we
also had a  pond stocked with fish. We could  pick up the young ones in our
hands  if we fed them. If you think there is  nothing to see in such a
place, watch  a parent cat-fish taking care of its  young in an overstocked
pond!  One of our family pleasures in the  hot summer days was to drive to
the  river and have a sunrise breakfast,  after which mother and father
would  fish, my sister would sketch and I  would moon about under the
trees,  botanizing and writing.  I had not once given up the plan to  be a
writer. When we moved to the  new town I began teaching in the  schools,
but I always expected to quit  teaching when I had made my success.  I
read, read, read and wrote. I  should have turned it about. The
sum­mer  I studied Darwin and Emerson  was a landmark in my life. When
I  closed Darwin's "Origin of Species" I  felt as though I had just been
granted  a glimpse into the workshop of God,  while Emerson was a spiritual
revela­tion  to me.  I taught with enthusiasm; poured  all that I
could of my outside studies.  "Costly thy habits as thy purse can buy,  But
not express'd in fancy; rich, or gaudy;  For the apparel oft' proclaims the
man."  Shakespears advice is thoroly followed in these new  ESJSSFT*
Trimmed Spring Hats  The simplicity of outline which dominates in the
spring models, was  seized upon as an opportunity to give individuality and
distinction to  them by means of rich materials. Trimmings are few, but
suggestive  of the Far East in color effects; bringing into prominence the
hat  fabrics as the back ground, and most prominent part of the hat.  Silk
floss embroidery, flowers, richly toned ribbons and a few  metal effects
constitute the trimmings; hats being covered with silk, sa­tin,  silk
crepe, Milan and Milan hemp, priced $4.50 to $12.  *  J. B. WAHL  T ULIPS
ARE IN. Freesias also.  First as usnal at  Bellingham Floral Exchange  *02
W. Holly Phone 288 Qtrick Delivery  RELIABLE TRANSFER CO.  Phone 340 
Bellingham - - - Washington  music, drawing, literature, into my  school
work, but that was not my life  work. I grew restless. I wanted to  see the
world. 1 wanted to go West,  where they paid better salaries and  life was
worth while.  The family could not understand  how I could want to live in
a dreary  boarding house among strangers and  teach in preference to living
at home  and teaching. And I couldn't tell why,  either. I only knew that I
did. It was  the urge of individuality. It is like  outgrowing one's
clothes.  We went to California for a winter,  but that did not satisfy me.
I wanted  to work in the West.  On our way home we spent a month  in
Washington, and stopped at Che-halis.  Prof. Forrest was city
superin­tendent  of the Chehalis schools and he  and his wife had been
my school­mates  in college days.  I accepted a position in this
school  and the family went home without me.  The West suited me. I felt
myself  expanding mentally. Besides teach­ing,  I accomplished my
first little suc­cess  in writing.  But at the end of two years I
yield­ed  to the pleadings of my people and  went back to a position
in the old  school in my home town. This little  bit of success in writing
taught me  how long it was likely to be before I  could make a living in
that work. You  see, my expectation had somewhat  subsided since the days
of the George  Eliot dream. Then the teaching in  the West had appealed to
my ambition  more than teaching in the East. I did  not deliberately give
up my dreams,  but I temporized. I resolved that I  Avould push for
professional promo­tion  until I had reached a definite  salary, on
which I thought one person  could live, then I would be satisfied, 
•and take time to write again. It is  very amusing how many people
have  made that same bargain with them­selves.  Advancement in work is
easy  enough in the East, but not in salary.  From the first I fretted and
grieved  for the life on this Coast. I'm afraid  I was not very gracious to
the lonely  home folk about again living in the  prosaic East.  Panicky
financial condition at last  pushed me into the freedom I fret­ted 
for. I came here seventeen years  ago and most of the time have been 
"teaching algebra on the Pacific  Coast," according to the despised, 
prophecy.  When I reached the salary at which  I had promised myself to go
hack to  my first love, and take up my dream  again, I found myself captain
of the-family  ship and the limit was not  enough. So at last I became in
my own.  dreams what I had long been to the-world,  just a "school ma-am." 
And really, it isn't so bad, after alL  IDA AGNES BAKER.  Generally
speaking, Merle Austine  is—  Is what?  Generally speaking.  DRESSES 
Party and Street  at Special  prices.PPPPP