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Weekly Messenger - 1918 February 16 - Page 1
The ssenger  Devoted to the Interests of the Student Body, Washington State
Normal School  VOL XVII. BELLINGHAM, WASH., SATURDAY, FEB. 16, 1918 NO. 18 
MIIMIIIIIMIIIIIIIII  Announcements  Tuesday, 4:10—Y. W. C. A.
military  party.  Fob. 19, at 4:10, see Mr. Bond's awk­ward  squad
drill in the big gym.  There will be a meeting of the Seattle  club on
Thursday morning immediately  after assembly for a few minutes. Bring  your
dues and an idea written on a piece  of paper for the improvement of the 
club. Without these two things we can  do nothing.  The proceeds of the
Thespian play of  this year will be given over to some  worthy cause in
connection with the war.  Nothing more than this is known at  present. The
exact benefit to which it  will be given has not as yet been de­cided.
 MILITARY PARTY  Tuesday. Feb. 19, at 4:10, in the bio  gym, the' Y. W. C.
A. girls will enter­tain  the student body and faculty in  honor of
the new students, at a military  party.  Watch the bulletin board for the
poster  and sign your name and the division in  which you wish to serve.
Everybody  save the date and come prepared to  have a good time.  ATTENTION
 Arthur Waldwyn Evans, the Welsh  wit, and humorist, scheduled for our
ly-ceum  course on Monday evening. Feb.  18, will be a treat that none of
us can  afford to miss. He treats a deeply seri­ous  subject with the
light fascinating  touch of an artist and holds the audience  with
intoxicating merriment throughout  the evening. It takes essentially the 
hand of a master to tell "What Am­erica  Means to Me" in a time like
the  present and at the same time keep the  audience amused. Mr. Evans'
former  success is enough recommendation but  for those who ask more we
might say  that he is a relative of David Lloyd  George, the British
Premier; is widely  travelled and thoroughly familiar with  political
conditions the world over.  NEW WAR BOOKS IN LIBRARY  The library has just
received a few of  the very intresting list of war books  which it has
ordered. They may be  found ready for circulation, on display  at the main
charging desk. Following  is the list:  Abbot—Turkey, Greece and the
Great  Powers.  : Atherton—Living Present.  : Brandos—World at
War.  Collins—How to Fly.  Doyel—History of the Great War 
1914-15.  Epler—Life of Clara Barton.  Gibbs—Battles of the
Somme.  Gerard—My Four Years in Germany.  Kipling—Sea Warfare. 
Locke—Red Planet.  Levine—Russian Revolution. 
Mokveld—German Fury in Belgium.  Wells—Italy, France and
Britain at  War.  Wells—Mr. Britling Sees it Through.  . MILLER
RECEIVES  I R E PRAISE FOR BOOK  The following article was taken from  the
"New England Journal of Educa­tion,"  Boston. Jan. 17:  "Education for
the Needs of Life," by  Irving E. Miller, Ph. D.  "Through clear statements
of clari­fied  thinking along lines of real needs  of the child .youth
and adult life, the  author is helpfully informing, intelli­gently, 
suggestive and inspiringly in­tensive.  No one can carefully study 
'Education for the Needs of Life" with­out  having a broader vision of
the mis­sion  and message of the teacher. It is  a book which
guarantees success through  teaching and the vitalization of learning  on
the part of reader or student."  KLIPSUN CONTEST PRIZES  The Board of
Control has voted to of­fer  alluring prizes for the best
contribu­tions  to the Literary Dopartm„n lt; of  this year's
Klipsun.  For the best short story $10.00 will  be given ;for the second
best, $5.00.  Other prizes are: Best essay on a cur­rent  topic.
$5.00. second best, $2.50: best  poem, $5.00, second best, $2.50.  The
judges chosen for the contest are  Mr. Glenn Hughes. Miss Mabel Zoc
Wil­son,  and Miss Georgia Springer.  Other details regarding the
length of  manuscripts and the time limit for their  being handed in will
be announced within  a short time. In the meantime, the Lit­erary 
Editor, Mr. Frisk, is anxious that  a larger number of contributions should
 be commenced.  S NEXT WEEK  "Education for the Needs of Life" is  the
title of Dr. I. E. Miller's new book.  This is also the theme of the Second
 Rural Life Conference which will be  held the evening of March 20th,
con­tinuing  through the 21st and 22nd.  The program which is being
prepared  at considerable effort will be sent out  in the near future. It
consists of new  films and no long waits. Every seat  should be occupied
before the lights are  turned out for the first reel. Come for  the
beginning act and stay until the  choir sings, "Hallelujah 'tis done." 
Lunch will be served at the building  between scenes so there will be
nothing  missed by delayed jitneys, or by waits  for the goose to be served
when it had  not been caught.  Side shows will be conducted during  the
time the big tent is dark. One will  admit the business man who wants to 
learn what psychology has to do with  the price of foodstuff. Another will
tell  how to secure hard-tack in our own  back yard, not at the front. A
third  will tell how to knit a sock that could  be used either for a mitt
or a helmet.  (Continued on Page Eight)  . STEINER'S LECTUR!  IAL INTEREST 
A large and appreciative audience lis­tened  to the lecture by Dr.
Edward A.  Steincr on January Sth. He brought us  an inspiring message, his
subject being,  "The Challenge of American Spirit.'"  "There are others to
be blamed for  starting the war," said Dr. Steincr.  "Peace canont come too
soon, and as to  what will happen when the war does end.  no one knows. The
future is a sealed  book.  "Most reluctantly this nation entered  the war
after closely watching the trend  of affairs, and out of a peaceful people 
has come one of the most remarkable  armies of the period. Neverbefore has 
there been a cleaner, braver, finer set of  men in the cantonments under
the stars  and stripes, than there is today. This  nation is a more unified
and well  moulded structure than can be found  among the other nations. For
example,  the Germans are hammered together an-1  not moulded. The United
States is pol­itically  united and even the one-third  of our
population are of foreign blood,  yet we are trying to make a people out 
of many nationalities. The determining  fin-tor if one is an American is
not that  lie was born here, but born again after  coming here. It is
spirit rather than  blood.  "The two factors which make a na­tion 
hold its people, are its language and  its history. This country is
destined to  be an English-speaking nation. It has  remained triumphant,
and has crept into  the speech of the foreigners.  "America is a history of
people—not  of kings and dynasties." Dr. Steiner paid  high tribute
to Washington. Lincoln,  Roosevelt. Taft. Byron, Wilson and other 
Americans and he said that the people  arc as ready to thrill at the sight
of the  Stars and Stripes as they ever were.  L LIFE CLUB  So many are
asking of the schools of  the state, that plans be worked out in  harmony
with the country's needs. This,  in brief, is the plan proposed by the 
Rural Life Conference which will be held  in the Normal School, Bellingham,
Wash,.  March 20-21-22.  Sections will be arranged in which  definite,
practical relations will be dis­cussed.  The business man will discuss
 Education in Business. Educational  Methods in Religion will have a place;
 war cooking and war sewing will be  demonstrated; in short, every phase of
 the needs of the country will be on the  program.  Supt. Ethel Everett of
Whatcom  County, has decided to have all of her  teachers present for the
full time. At  least two other counties will assist by  having part or all
of their teachers here.  A STORY THAT THE  CENSOR 1 NOT SEE  There has
always been a ieeling that  the fields are greener far away—and we 
never recognize the geniuses with whom  we come in contact da/ by day.
Clever  students of human nature sometimes  keep their discoveries hidden
from view  and pursue their daily work on equal  footing with the most
commonplace. I  have before me a widely circulated east­ern  magazine,
with a very strong article  entitled, "Home and School," written by 
Professu gt;- O'Shea of the University of  Wisconsin and when I had
finished read­ing  it, I turned the pige* and my eyes  fell upon this
title, "Her Eldest Son," a  short story, fully illustrated, beautifully 
written, and charmingly told by our own  Olive Edens. I knew this would
interest  the students, and I knew also that Miss  Edens is literary critic
for the Messen­ger,  and again I know if she sees this  article that
it would come to an un­timely  end in the waste basket, so I am 
taking a chance and putting one over  on Miss Edens by handing it in
without  her criticism.  On Lincoln's birthday the Junior Red  Cross
campaign began with a program in  the assembly. The campaign will be  waged
for the next ten days, ending  with Washington's birthday, and it is  hoped
that during this time many ?ie\v  members will be added to the
organiza­tion  and greater interest shown in it.J.  work. In the past
week the. grammar  grade girls, with the aid of a few Nor­mal  girls,
have completed four little  dresses for Belgian children.  CHORAL CLUB
CONCERT  Mrs. Thatcher gave another one of  her creditable concents Friday
evening.  It was especially good in that it was  such an unusual program,
being made  up of old negro songs and patriotic  songs.  The program
follows:  Sing We and Chant it Harris  Choral Club  Duet—0 Wert Thou
in the Cold Blast  Mendelssohn  Edith Hendrickson, Alberta Getsman  Group
of Old Songs Choral Club  Piano solo—Nocturne, Op. 27, No. 2 .. 
Chopin  Marie Broulette  Quartet—A Dusky Lullaby Gilberte  Misses
McAbee, Dick, Getsman, Foss  The Dusk Witch (A Dusky Lullaby)..  Ambrose 
Choral Club  Sandman a Comin' Dvorak  Semi-Chorus, Amy Cleary, Soloist 
Solo—Flag Song ..." De Koven  Nellie Dick  Patriotic songs  Choral
Club  Marion Simonton, Soloist  For the Flag and America Dennee  Choral
Club  America.  Miss Drake reports that the new ca­dets  at Everett
are entering heartily into  their teaching and are doing splendidly.
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Tuesday, the 12th of February, tlie  birth date of our country's most
be­loved  man, Abraham Lincoln, was com­memorated  by a very
emotional pro­gram  during the assembly period at  8:50. President
Nash's opening words  were of appalling and dreadful import.  The morning
papers had stated the opin­ion  of one Mr. Russell, American envoy  to
Russia, concerning the probable su­premacy  of Germany's arms as a
result  of the Bolsheviki treaty with that coun­try.  Dr. Nash
admitted the seriousness  of the conditions in regard to the safety  of
Democracy and Democracy's Allies.  But he also affirmed his optimism,
say­ing  that the United States will win, she  must win! But oh! the
need of the  help of even the least of us who live  under the Stars and
Stripes. Our first  duty is to keep up courage and hope in  the breasts of
our soldiers—a thing that  lies in the power of us all.  These few
words served as an intro­duction  to the talk of Mr. Short, a
resi­dent  of Bellingham, a patriot seeking  ways to help the "boys."
After a brief  discussion of our soldiers' need of relax­ation  from
their hours of toil, and what  this recreation means to them, he gave  to
us a tangible means of bringing to  the camps a little of innocent cheer. 
All Yankees are lovers of the modern  "movie"—the place where one may
go  and live many lives in many countries,  and forget the narrow confines
of daily  labor. The theatrical managers of tlu  country have done their
"bit" in cou-  Jewelers  to  THE NORMAL SCHOOL TRADE  Next to First
National Bank  EXPERT WATCH AND  JEWELRY REPAIRING  Glass Pins and  Jewelry
FISH AND POULTRY  1017 Elk Street  W. A. HALL  Fruit, Confectionery, Etc. 
Newsdealer  Phone 1801. 1315 Dock  structing show houses not only in the 
camps at home, but in those of stricken  Europe as well, even if the only
shelter  of the camera consists of a torn tent flap.  He held up before the
students tiny  books which contained twenty different  worldly careers,
twenty different ex­periences  of human lives, twenty differ­ent 
meanings, joys and sorrows. He of­fered  these for sale at the small
price of  $1.00 which will help America in her  crisis to avert the
onslaught of the  bloody, vicious Hun. Our dollar will  send these twenty
shows as messengers  of love and cheer to those who long for  them so much.
We know that Mr.  Short's endeavors will not be fruitless.  Mr. Short was
followed by Rev. Dun­can  McPhail of the Baptist church oi  this city,
who gave a very appropriate  and original speech on Lincoln and his  work
for humanity. His opening word?,  full of promise, hope and truth, were, 
"In the New Testament we find that a  man was sent from God whose name was 
John." He went on to say that that  has been God's great gift to mankind 
all through the ages; every generation  or so he sends a man of Godlike
prin­ciples  to emancipate and bring the peo­ple  to a little
higher civilization and in­tellectual  progression. In the time of 
the Dark Plague of Uncle Sam, a man  of God appeared whose name was
Abra­ham  Lincoln. The anecdotes of his hon­esty  are so well
known, that Rev. Mc­Phail  did not think it necessary to say  any more
than, "The proverb is true in  all instances; 'honesty is the best
pol­icy  !' " He then described Lincoln's in­dustry,  in words
which led us to recog­nize  the stupendous blessing Lincoln's  words
portended, when he said, upon  seeing the slaves, "If ever, by the help  of
God, I am able to strike a blow  against this nefarious practice. I will do
 so and do it hard." He was shocked at  the suggestive fact that these poor
creat­ures  were able to sing and be jolly  amidst their degredation;
that they had  become as dumb brutes satisfied- with  brute treatment.
Well, by the help of  God he did strike a blow and one that,  resounded and
echoed through the world.  His common sense showed most plain­ly  in
his knowledge and treatment of  human nature—his tactful intuition in
 the use of his tongue. When asked at  one time his opinion of Sheridan,-
his  words were, "Sheridan, Oh! Sheridan!  Well, I will tell you what I
think of  him. He is one of these men with long  arms and short legs who is
able to scratch  his shins without stooping. That's what  I think of
Sheridan." What meaning his  empty words conveyed!  His mercy is the
quality which healed  the nation's wounds and refined the na­tion's 
people. Rev. McPhail's quoting  of Portia's famous "Mercy Speech,"
nev­er  came in more apportunely.  His faith was strong and true. When
 discussing the surety of God's being on  the side of the North, he
replied, in his  great, gentle voice, "It does not worry  me if God is on
our side; the supreme  question is whether we are on God's  side."  The
Double Quartet report that they  have had delightful times at the various 
places where they have sung. Last Sat­urday  they had an especially
enjoyable  evening at Laurel, while on Tuesday they  were at Eureka.  Ella
Wilken and Heloise Eggers  look rather lonesome without their  chafing
dishes. Girls, you may see  them in Mrs. Powell's roo.n once a  month. 
Have you seen the new  "COLLEGE," "CAVALIER" AND "ARMY"  SHOES FOR LADIES 
at the  Walk-Over Boot Shop  213 East Holly Street  FOR EIGHT YEARS  e CAVE
 Has stood for Pure, Clean, Wholesome  CANDY AND ICE CREAM  Community
Silverware, Pyrex Glass Baking Dishes, Universal Perculators,  Chafing
Dishes, Electric Irons, Electric Grills, Electric Hair Driers  and Heating
T. MATHES BOOK CO.  Miss Anne Johnson is teaching ali  grades in Blyn.
Wash., filling the posi­tion  vacated by Miss Lyda Nichols.  Miss
Helena Willett, whose home is in  Portland, is teaching in Salem.  Miss
Elizabeth Moore has accepted a  position in Astoria, her home town.  Miss
Helen Brown, a cadet of the first  quarter, is teaching in Everett.  Miss
Mamie Iteinstedt of Bothel has  accepted a position in Everett.  Mr. Harold
Rodolph "writes from the  University of Washington that he en­joys 
his work and is very busy.  THE EXCHANGE A LIVE WIRE  Have you seen the
"Exchange?" It is  a little paper published right here in  our print shop
in the interest of com­mercial  work, home economies, rural  school
and industrial arts education. Mr.  Scudder, the editor, says he is only
the  middle man for the exchange of ideas,  and is encouraging the teachers
now in  the field to tell through the paper how  they are solving their
problems. Besides  this valuable correspondence the paper  contains
valuable manual training pro­jects  with diagrams for making, and 
other interesting features.  the program of the Canadian Club last  Friday
evening. Margaret Burnhatn  Several of the students took part in  gave a
vocal solo, Hazel Huntsberger a  reading, and Willard Yerkes a cornet 
solo. They had a good time and believe  that their services were-
appreciated as  thev were asked to come again.  Harry Dawson  First Class 
Chop House  Open Night and Day  1309 Dock Phone 1880  We want your trade
solely on  the merits of our goods.  Byron's Grocery  214 E. Holly Street,
Alaska Bldg.  Phone 426  DR. C. A. SHORT  DENTIST  Tel. 2264 South
Bellingham  AN APPLE A DAY  KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY  Buy Them by the Box 
Stenvig's Grocery  PHONE 1829
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NEWS  At the last meeting of the Alkisiah  club the following program was
given:  Parliamentary drill Miss Baker  Work of the Women's Service League 
Miss Springer  A Paper on the Women's Clubs  Miss Coates  Reading of
Service Poems. .Miss Swartz  Folk Dancing Marcella Swietzer  On the same
evening, the new officer*  were installed, as follows: 
President—Maud Manley.  Vice-President—Lillian Anderson. 
Secretary—Georgiana Springer.  Treasurer—Catherine Fiefield. 
Program committee—Marian Johnson,  Miss Coates, Miss Hannon. 
Reporter for Klipsun—Catherine Fie-field.  Reporter for
Messenger—Lillian An­derson.  Miss Edith Henrickson was chosen
as  chairman of the committee to plan the  initiation to be be given next
Thursday  evening.  RURAL LIFE "  A club that is successfully training its 
members for future teachers, in more  lines than one, especially
parliamentary  drill, is our Rural Life club.  After our sectional meetings
on Thurs­day,  Feb. 7, we adjourned to the main  assembly room for our
business meeting  and program, where a delightful even­ing  was
enjoyed.  In the absence of Rudie Oltman, who  has enlisted in the navy, we
elected  Myrle Onstine chairman of the mem­bership  committee, and
Herbert Davis as  vice-president of the club.  Mr. Klemme, who has been
away on  extension work, was given a hearty wel­come  back into the
club. He gave us a  most stirring talk on the requirements  of the rural
school teacher.  Miss Keeler then told us, in a very  clever and
interesting way, the history  of our club gavel. The gavel was then 
presented to the president by Lael Eas-terbrooks.  This being "Lincoln
night" in our  club, an especially good program was  given:  Some
interesting incidents of Lincoln's  life—Ruth Swartz.  What we owe to
Abraham Lincoln-  Margaret Murray.  FOR SEATTLEITES ONLY  Act. I.
Bellingham.  Scene—Normal school. Halls, class­rooms,  groups of
intelligent, superior-looking  people around mumbling to  themselves the
following:  "We are from Seattle, but if you  value your life don't tell
anybody. We  are ashamed of it and have succeeded  Glasses, once the sign 
of age, are now the sign  of good sense. If you  cannot study with eye 
comfort the sooner you  consult Woll the better.  205 West Hollv Street. 
splendidly in keeping the awful fact al­most  universally unknown
since Sep­tember.  We must admit we did thaw  out once for College
Club night bur,  hurried right back under cover."  The year will soon be
over now and if  we can only keep up our past record and  if our
rubber-soled shoes don't wear out,  we will be able to pat ourselves on the
 back, draw a big sigh of relief, as we  stealthily step on the night boat
and  say, "Thank goodness! • a whole year at  the Normal and nobody
knows where  we're from!" And then we will put our  hands into our pockets
and with miserly  joy take out the quarter that we saved  the last
semester. We will look at it.  turn it over and over, bite it maybe, and 
say to ourselves nobly, but perchance a  little sadly, "You little
quarter—my dues  for last semester, it was you who made  the Seattle
club' die, it was you, with my  help^ who made it the worst club in  school
when it ought to have been the  biggest and best; we are pretty poor 
little boosters, you and I." We shall  think what we might have done, the 
friends we might have made—had we  had the interest we ought to have
had  in our club.  THESPIANS MEET  A rare treat was given the Thespians  at
their last meeting when Miss Eden.s  delightfully told of some of the
theatres  and plays she had seen while in England  and France.  The
following officers were elected:  President—Johnny Miller. 
Vice-President—Marie Armstrong.  Secretary—Myrtle Pugsley. 
Treasurer—Rainhardt Hanson.  Sergeant-at-Arms—Paul Washke. 
Messenger Reporter—Helen Upper.  WEIR INN  Mabel Trafton spent the
week end at  her home in Anacortes.  Emmet Tupper is visiting his wife, 
who is attending Normal. Mr. Tupper  leaves the latter part of the week for
 Mare Island, California.  Josephine Nelson made a business trip  to
Seattle on Saturday.  Stella Brenton of Blaine spent th.*  week end with
her sister, Fern Frenton,  of Weir Inn.  Fern Brenton. entertained Marian 
Chisholm at dinner on Thursday even-  717-719-721 INDIAN STREET  Miss Muir
of Lynden spent Saturday  and Sunday with Edna Bradley of 717  High street.
 Carl Smith of Camp Lewis spent a  few days recently visiting his sisters, 
Mary and Elizabeth Smith, and Tillie  Gislu  Winnifred Smith spent the week
end  at her home in Anacortes.  Dora and Dorothy Balfour were
vis­itors  at 721 Indian street last Saturday.  Florence Bradley and
her friend, Mil­dred  Fountain, spent the week end vis­iting 
Miss Bradley's sister.  Mrs. Carter of 507 High street, enter­tained 
Mrs. Gordon and daughter, Grace,  at dinner Friday evening.  A
lass—Edna—may borrow our can-opener  again.  A birthday spread
was given at 721  Indian street Monday evening in honor  of Winnifred
Smith. Those present  were Ethel Wilcox, Mabel Tarlton, May  Balfour, Mary
and Elizabeth Smith, Ed­na  Bradley, Clyda Radcliffe, Tillie Gish  and
the guest of honor.  Zetta Price and Maude Workman of  Harrison Hall
entertained Tillie Gish,  Mary and Elizabeth Smith at dinner on  Sunday. 
UNCLE SAM SAYS:  Reduce the quantity of sugar used for candy 80 per  cent.
How much sugar do you waste in making  candy?  PURE CANDIES 119 East Holly 
HEADQUARTERS FOR  Groceries, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and Bakery Goods.  We
make a specialty of Fancy Cakes to Order.  Sweet Grocery Co.  1021 ELK
O .  THE HOME STORE  A. LAWSON 1312-1314 Bay Street  When you think of Dry
Goods, Nobby Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Eight  Prices, Think of the HOME
was surprised when  the Cedars girls gathered in the parlor  to celebrate
her ? birthday, Satur­day  evening. Games were played, after  which
came "eats" long to be remem­bered  by all those present. One of the 
main features was a snowy-white cake  adorned with twenty red candles.
Fran­ces  blew them out with two puffs. Won­der  what that
signifies?  The girls at the Cedars are much in­terested  in war
cooking. Anna Brown  has made a sjjccialty of cornmeal muf­fins.  She
will be glad to give all of  those so desiring a sample, as she still  has
a quantity to spare.  Spring is surely on the way. Jewel  Smith and Marian
Osborn are already  planning their gardens.  Virgil Ranton and Elizabeth
Gwinn  were callers at the Cedars during the  past week.  Two lost dogs
have made their home  at the hall. If the owners will call for  the
canines, no reward will be requested.  One girl among our crowd, Marian
Os­born,  has distinguished herself by going  to bed before ten
o'clock for the entire  past quarter.  DON'T MISS  n ew  Gas  and Wood and
Coal  Range.  VERY SPECIAL FEATURES  Seeing our  Combination  Jenkins-Boys
Co.  210 E. Holly Phone 1154  OHYESA  The Ohyesa Literary Society held its 
regular meeting Thursday evening, Feb.  7. A very delightful and
interesting pro­gram  was given. Parliamentary drill  was very ably
led by Frieda Lanimars;  Gina Hagen gave the biography of Book­er  T.
Washington, and Phroso Klinker  talked on Paul Lawrence Dunbar and  his
work, and read a number of hi-3  poems. A piano solo was given by
Lil­lian  Schoenberg, which was followed by  a reading, "When de Folks
is Gone," by  Frieda Lammars. The last number on  the program consisted of
the songs,  "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" and  "Old Black Joe," by the
girls of the  group.  An important business meeting was  held after the
program.  Thursday night the members of the  club are to celebrate with a
Valentine  party. Appropriate games and refresh­ments  have been
planned so a good time  is anticipated by all.  ORCHARD HOUSE BREEZES  Mr.
and Mrs. G. H. Vermuelen enter­tained  at lunch Sunday evening the
fol­lowing  people: Mr. and Mrs. M. M.  Lightfoot, Mr. Robert Rowe,
Misses  Garnette Robinson," Marjorie Rowe,  Clare Giblin, Mabel McFadden,
Oline  Haley and Mr. Fritz Hamilton of Che-halis.  Wheatless corn bread and
hominy cro­quettes  were some of the delicacies en­joyed.  Later
in the evening patriotic  songs were sung.  Mr. Roy Hylander, of
Philadelphia is  visiting friends at the home.  Jane B. Colby has received
calls for  outside appointments in connection with  the lecure course.
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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, SATURDAY, FEB. 16, 1918  The Weekly Messenger 
Published by Students' Association of  State Normal School, Bellingham. 
•Entered in the Postoffice at Bellingham,  Wn., as second-class
matter.  Union Printing Co., Printers.  Subscription rates by mail, $1.00
per  year in advance. Single copies, 5 cents.  Adverting rates on
application.  Address all communications, other  than news items, to The
Manager of the  Weekly Messenger, Bellingham, Wn.  EDITOR-IN-CHIEF - WM. O.
Hazel Huntsburger  Literary Mrs. Josephine Converse  Boys' Athletics
Rainhardt Hanson  Girls' Athletics Regina Frank  Calendar Myrtle Pugsley 
Faculty Alice Polley  Auditorium Bessie Windley  Auditorium Harriette
Swasey  Auditorium Edith Palmer  Correspondence Carolyn Hammond  Society
•-- -.-Vera Juul  Society Bessie Windley  Unclassified Esther
Korthauer  Alumni Jean Almond  Exchange Helen Upper  Announcements Willard
lerkes  Stenographer Edith Palmer  ( Elmer Webster  -tr,,™^,. J Vera
Towne  K u m o r ) Philip Montag  ( Stacy Tucker  ORGANIZATION REPORTERS 
Senior Class, Ruby Sickenger; Jun­ior  Class, Mary Bale; Philomathean 
Club, Mary Bale; Rural Life, Frances  Bloom; Choral, Myrtle Mcllvaine;
Ohy-esa,  Aleen Driver; Studio Art, Ida Will-son;  Nichols Hall, Thelma
Koehler;  Cedars Hall, Edith Kiner; Alkasiah, Lil­lian  Anderson;
Ohiyesa, Mrs. Edmunds.  The person who is always giving a  piece of his
mind is usually the person  who has the least mind to spare—Anon. 
VIRTUE AND HABIT  Too many people have the idea that  virtue is worth while
only when it is on  exhibition. Note, for instance, the ex­pression 
"company manners." Should a  person be any less courteous when hi?  does
not have visitors than when lie  does? Does he mean to say, by this
ex­pression  that he does not bother about  being polite when no one
is watching?  We have seen this same style of reason­ing  in other
things. A few days ago a  student was rehearsing a recitation to  be given
in public, and when it was re­marked  that that person's standing
posi­tion  was not good, the reply came, "Oh.  this is only practice,
I'll stand correctly  when I get on the stage." Here is where  so many
people make a serious mistake.  They do not realize that if they
culti­vate  good habits in private these habits  will follow them into
public, and that  bad habits will-do the same.  The formation of good
habits involves  the study of self, the untiring correction  of bad habits,
and the repeated perform­ance  of acts that are as difficult in  their
accomplishment as they are worth  while after they become habitual. So  all
progress is made in the development  of the. individual. After he has
master­ed  one good habit, and made it a part of  himself, he is ready
for the next, and  so he builds himself up. Some one has  said that the
individual is one great  bundle of habits. If this is true, it  makes some
difference whether the hab­its  are .good or bad, and we readily see 
what we are doing for ourselves every  time we acquire a good habit.  "WHAT
WE NEED IS SHIPS"  Comradship  Comradship is a large word, a large-hearted 
word, that makes of one "his  brother's keeper." It is one of the  EDIMIA1S
 sweetest things in life, and having the  spirit of comradship covers often
a mul­titude  of sins.  There are persons who do not
discrim­inate  carefully, that imagine that  •'•'chums"
arc "comrades," but it is a  serious error. We may be '•'chummy" 
with a few people and lack the essen­tials  of comradship utterly. 
And what is this comradship then that  is so desirable? It has three
distinctive  characteristics, namely, helpfulness, or  service, not to a
few,—our friends, but  to whomever we may meet; unselfisn-ncss,  not
counting the cost to yourself  for serving; and cheerfulness, which  gives
a sweet savor to the whole. Easy  to acquire, and simple in nature, isn't 
it?  It is the characteristic of a good sol­dier,  of a true friend,
of a successful stu­dent,  and of thorough gentleman or wo­man, 
the world over.  It belongs to the one who lias a cheery  "good morning"
for every fellow being rc-ing  regardless of station, ability or
per­sonal  beauty; to the man who slaps his  employee on the back and
says, "Your  wife better this morning, my man?" To  the man who lifts as
gently from the  dust a homely dressed, ignorant woman,  as a charming,
pretty girl; to the sol­dier  who shares his last drop of water in 
"No Man's Land." Indeed, it is the  true spirit of the Christ as it seeks
to  dwell in men's hearts, and when the  world around, there lives in the
hearts of  the individual his comradeliness, the  great Brotherhood of Man
will be estab­lished  with peace on earth.  Be a comrade to the one
who rubs el­bows  with you. whether he be a dear  friend or whether
you hardly know his  name.  But of all the ships, comradeship is  the best,
for it includes us all.  WHY!  The other evening  As I was walking  Down
the street  Meditating  Upon Rev. Conwell's  Lecture, it seemed to me 
There was a great  And urgent  Need  Right here  Under our noses  in our
own  Normal  And wondered why  Bill Edson,  Or some one,  Didn't get busy 
And make his  Name famous,  His memory  Honored  And commemorated  And
blessed  By student  Teachers,  For such honor  Awaits him  Who invents  An
automatic  Lesson plan writer.  —G. M. Lvon.  S Q U I B S  We would
like to know who induced  Crete Gray to join the Sparklers' club.  Phil
Montague has decided to not  "visit" Miss Boring's Social Science class  in
the future.  We would like to know why Gig Da­vis  is all dolled up
like a million dollars.  A student jokingly said to Mr. Kibbe:  "Is your
hair dyed?" Mr. Kibbe replied,  "Yes. most of it has."  They say Miss
Cummins is an expert  shot with a rifle. Perhaps that explains  her power
as a disciplinarian.  Miss Georgia Springer has been chosen  student judge
of the literary work for  the Klipsun. We know of no student  more capable.
 Jessie and Vera Merchant spent last  week with Mr. and Mrs. Madsen at
Lyn-den.  They say it takes seven dollars' worth  of fuel to heat the big
assembly, and we  are wondering what is being done with  the other six
dollars and ninety cents.  In spite of the fact that war cookery  is
required, the student body is much  interested in the work. Miss Ormsby is 
easily the master of the unusual situa­tion,  and apparently finds no
more dif­ficulty  in handling a class of seven or  eight hundred
students than is ordinar­ily  experienced in a class of twenty-five. 
With her skill and personality, Miss  Ornisby inspires a desire to make use
of  all the demonstrations she gives, and it  is generally admitted that
all of the stu­dents  are interested and are finding the  results
satisfactory as well as profitable,  when cric-f" out.  He—"Why is
Carver like a Pullman  car ?"  She—"I give up."  He—"Because
he's some coach.  Mr. Beaver:—"Before I begin to talk,  there are
several things I want to say."  Mr. Bond:—"What is the value of  pi
?"  P. B.:— "7c."  Student—"And he saw the body of his 
friends."  Mr. I-Ioppe—- "It must have been the  Siamese twins."  In
front of the Columbia hotel, Satur­day,  Feb. 9, Present members of
tho  Double Quartette and a few friends.  Topic of
conversation—Double chins.  1st Soprano—"Hazel, hold your head 
up so you won't get a double chin."  Hazel—"Is that what you did to
your  nose?"  Vera W. was sewing, making a patch  for her sewing lesson.
Pretty soon sh-5  said. "I got started on this in class and  my thread
knotted."  C. II. said to her, "Making a patch,  your thread got
knotted—presto—a cross  patch was made."  "I have a friend who
is suffering from  the heat."  "Where does he live ?"  "He isn't living." 
Miss McCarthy (arranging seating  in Hist. Xld class, speaking to two 
girls occupying seats together: "You  two girls may keep those seats
be­cause  there's no one there." •  Everyone at Edens Hall
having  birthdays on Monday, Tuesday, Wed­nesday  or Thursday must
postpone  them until Friday or Sunday nights.  Now that the measles have
had  their sway and gone into the back­ground,  we find the mumps
making  their debut in the Normal.  The Clever and the Goed  If the good
were only clever,  And the clever were only good,  The world would he
better than ever  We thought it possibly could.  But oh! it is seldom or
never,  That things happen just as they  should;  The good are so harsh to
the clever,  The clever so rude to the good!  A Chink by the name of Hing
Ling  Fell from a street car—bing, bing,  The conductor looked that
way and  was heard to say,  "The car's lost a washer," ding, ding. 
—Ex.  New Blouses  Tell a Colorful Tale  A Tale of colors that can't
be given such ordinary names as  rose, army blue, yellow and flesh.  Of
course they are those shades, and yet there is an emphasis,  a dash, a
little extra fling in the tones that make the colors singing  and vibrant. 
They're georgette and crepe de chine, too. The very, very new­est 
models—copies of imported French styls, which assure their 
daintiness and feminity.  Last, but not least, the price. It's only $3.95.
Truly, they  are remarkable waists.  The J. B. WAHL Store  EXCLUSIVELY
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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, SATURDAY, FEB. 16, 1918 5 .  Miss Dora Agee visited
her sister  Bessie, last week.  Gladys Butler entertained last week  end,
Mr. Gauthier of Camp Lewis.  Marie Strickland has accepted a posi­tion
 in a public school near South Bend.  Mr. Eric Rising of Seattle, was the 
guest of his friend, Miss Milne, last week  end.  Miss Frances Weir has
returned from  Seattle where she spent a week with  relatives.  Alice
Tucker of 920 High street en­joyed  a visit from her mother and uncle 
of Port Townsend last week.  Mrs. Bever, being ill, has been out of  school
for some time, but we have hope  that she may soon be with us again.  Last
Saturday evening Mr. Leonard  Anderson of North Yakima, who is one  of the
boys of the C. P. S. basketball  team, and who is a friend of Misses
Hel­en  and Ruth Schwartz, was entertained  at the home of Miss Druse.
 HELP!  WIN THE  WAR!  with the saving you  can make by buy­ing 
KODAKS  Kodak Supplies  from  Engberg  Drug Co.  The Big White Store  Ethel
Ogren and Minnie Bergstrom of  920 High street entertained with a  Hoover
supper last Sunday evening.  Tlielma Chambers is quarantined with  measles.
Her room mates, Georgia  Coble and Frances Bennett, have also  been unable
to attend classes.  Miss La Verne Knowles, AVIIO was the  former Domestic
Science teacher of the  Normal, was married in December to Mr.  Murlo B.
Mulfurd of Montana. They  arc now visiting in Michigan and will  be at home
in April.  FACULTY "KID" PARTY  Tuesday evening, Miss Morse and  Miss Cales
entertained a number of the  faculty at a "kid'*' party in their
apart­ments.  They played games and to the  music of the Victrola
enjoyed folk dances  under the direction of Miss Nickerson  and Miss
Brower. They had a good time  and it is said that our dignified faculty 
make just loving "little girls." Those  invited were Miss Nickerson, Miss
Brow­er,  Miss Mead, Miss Ormsby, Miss Mc-  Cown, Miss Cummins, Miss
Gray, Miss  Mobray, Miss Crawford, Miss Earheart,  Miss Milne, Miss Wilson,
Miss O'Conner,  Miss Sumner, Miss Willoughby, Mrs.  Colby, Miss Russell and
Mrs. Turner.  Mrs. II. G. Fuller, Sr., mother of Mrs.  Nash, has been
visiting here for several  weeks. Her visit was suddenly termin­ated 
when she received a telegram Mon­day  morning telling of the illness
of a  member of her family. She left im­mediately  for New York so
that she  might be with her. Mrs. H. G. Fuller,  •Jr., who has been
here for a few days,  will accompany her mother as far as  Pierre. South
Dakota.  Miss Baker is making big preparations  for work in Nature Study.
She is plan­ning  on using the greenhouse to get  things started
early.  Mrs. J. B. Colby filled several lecture  course appointments this
week, going to  Kent and other points. Miss Lillian  Shoemaker went with
her as an ac­companist.  Miss Ethel Gardner, who has taken  the piano
work in our school during the  absence of Mrs. Cross, has enrolled in a 
French class.  Mr. Hoppe left Sunday evening on an  extensive tour filling
lecture course ap­pointments.  Tuesday morning in assembly Mrs. 
Thatcher furnished her usual splendid  musical program. The first number
was  a patriotic song charmingly rendered by  SATURDAY NIGHT  BIG B. P. 0.
ELK FESTIVAL  Everybody Invited  Coming-Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday  OWEN
CANDIES  The utmost in the  Confectioner's Art  LUNCHES AT ALL HOURS  Ralph
Thompson, the little son of our  assistant dean. His sweet voice and
un­concerned  manner have won the hearts  of the entire student body. 
Miss Gardner next played several se­lections  .which .consisted of a.
minuet by  Grieg, Nocturne by Chopin and Soaring  by Schumann. We trust
that Miss Gard­ner  Mill favor us again in the near fu­ture. 
Glenn Hughes is to take charge of the  preliminaries in connection with the
 Senior-Junior debate. He will probably  have it postponed till a week
later than  is given in the handbook.  Miss Mowbray spent the week end at 
Seattle with friends—Miss Milne had a  friend come up to see her! 
Mr. Parish has been ill for the last  week but is now back on dutv.  Mr.
Rindall, of the manual training  department, gave a lecture on '"Norway," 
at Point Roberts last week. He reports  having met several Normal students,
 among them Mr. Myers. They are all  keeping up to the excellent standard
set  bv Normal teachers.  The February issue of the "Exchange"  is out. It
contains many good things,  among them some drawings by Mr.  Scudder and an
article by Mr. Klemme.  Last semester grades will soon be out.  After all
of our anxious waiting. Mrs.  Brown, the recorder, reports that our  last
semester grades are almost ready  to be sent home to our parents!
Hav­ing  waited this long, we think that  they might be given to us
first, but the  authorities don't- see-it -that way.- We  still must wait
and get them second-handed  from home.  Geo. Sperry, assistant engineer,
has  resigned and will soon take up farming  in Chelan countv.  Miss Sumner
spent the week end in  Everett.  Mr. Scudder, president of the Manual 
Training club of Whatcom county, is  planning some meetings to arouse
inter­est  in this line of work.  Mr. Klemme is hard at work on plans 
for the Rural Life Conference to be held  here the 21st and 22nd of March.
It is  expected that there will be new features  added, among them
connecting up witli  the "Ad Club" of Bellingham.  Because of extra demands
on her time.  Miss Beardsley is unable to keej gt; up her  '"'trench
French" classes that she started  some time ago.  At a meeting of the
faculty, Presi­dent  Nash, Messrs. Beaver and Bond  were made a
committee of three to pass  on all requests for exemption from war 
cooking. The requirements are very  First Showing of  NEW SPRING WASH
GOODS, DRESS  GOODS AND SILKS  All the New Colors and Styles Shown  Popular
Weekly Messenger - 1918 February 16 - Page 6
 VI.  Arnold Bennett:—It seems almost an  insult to one's
intelligence and educa­tion  to be told facts about Arnold
Ben­nett,  and yet there may be a few indi­viduals  to whom the
name is unfamiliar.  This English writer of the younger  generation has
been in vogue for approx­imately  ten years now, and has been
dis­cussed  in magazines and drawing-rooms  and class-rooms at quite
regular inter­vals  during those years. Estimates as to  his place in
modern literature vary wide­ly—  due in large measure to the
fact that  his style and literary method are in some  points extreme. Every
one agrees, how­ever,  that now and then at least Ben­nett  has
hit a high water mark of fic­tion.  Disparaging criticisms arise
most­ly  from those who dislike journalistic  qualities in
literature—for Bennett is a  first-rate journalist.  There is little
doubt but that "The  Old Wives' Tale," a novel of considerable  length and
detail, is Bennett's master­piece  of writing. The conception of the1 
work, explained interestingly in the  author's preface, is an original and
dar­ing  one; the execution is certainly an  amazing product. It came
near setting  an entirely new model of realism. The  reader is astounded
for months after he  has Had the book aside, at the ability of  a man to
carry him through several hun­dred  pages of sordid and woefully
com­monplace  details, and then leave him  with the sense of having
read one of the  great tragedies of modern literature.  This is exactly
what Bennett succeeds  in doing. There is no use attempting to  deny the
presence of great art in this  work.  Another of his important
contributions  to the late novel is a triology—a fine  STUDENTS  If
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 L  set of narratives, with superb character­izations—  going
under the titles, "Clay-hanger,"  "Hilda Lessways," and "These  Twain." The
three were published sep­arately,  in their chronological order, and 
excited considerable interest and sus­pense  on the part of English
and Ameri­can  readers. (For it is only fair to say  that America
really recognized Bennett  before England did; and this is a rare 
occurrence.  Three or four years ago Bennett made  a trip to the United
States, his first  venture, and his keen wit was impressed  in a most
fascinating manner. His re­actions  to our institutions, our
suppos­edly  native characteristics, and our  large cities, are
recorded in vigorous,  colorful style in a volume called "Your  United
States." It is on the travel shelf  in our library.  Bennett as a dramatist
is known chief­ly  by "Milestones," which is not purely  his, as
Arthur Knoblauch collaborated  with him in its creation. However, there 
are three other volumes of Bennett's  plays on our shelves. "The
Honey­moon"  is a three-act comedy, "What the  Public Wants" is a
four-act comedy-sat­ire,  "Polite Farces" is a collection of  one-act
drawing-room comedies—come­dies  that act well and read rapidly.
 They all contain a sufficient .number of  laughs to justify them.  As an
essayist, this versatile writer is  exceptionally successful. He adopts a 
breezy, familiar, superficially clever style  in order to catch the tired
business man  and the casual reader. He cannot turn  mental flip-flops as
can Chesterton or  Shaw, but he can illustrate hi3 ideas  with a convincing
punch, and that is all  that one can ask of a novelist and
play­wright.  "How to Live on 24 Hours a  Day" is his most popular
collection of  prose discussions. The contents of this  thin volume are as
ingenious as their  title; they also contain much good sense.  "The Human
Machine," and "Mental Ef­ficiency  are of the same type, but arc 
perhaps more studied in their methods  of expression. Here, of course,
Bennett  is the dyed-in-thc-wool journalist—  tricky-, verbose,
obvious, exaggerated,  but withal, sincere, witty, and pleasant  reading
for the seashore.  TO MOUNT BAKER  Oh lofty form, so snowy white,  Crowned
with the morning's purest light;  Wilt thou not tell me from thy height 
What is the secret of thy might?  In Winter's mists or Summer's haze  My
eyes to thee I love to raise  And as I fondly gaze and gaze  For thee my
heart is full of praise.  And when the mist they glory hides,  And o'er thy
form the storm king rides:  Yet will I still in thee confide,  For thou are
firm whate'er betide.  Thou art a balm for human woe  And on us beings here
below  Thy kindly smile dost free bestow,  As from thy base proud rivers
flow.  Oh, noble pillar of the skies—  God made thee from the earth
to rise;  Thy being with His wish complies,  And in thy robes no evil lies.
 —E. Kobelt.  THE WORLD HATES A HATER  E. J. Klemme  Drummond says:
"Love is the great­est  good in the world," then hate, its  opposite,
is the greatest evil. Love  warms, hate freezes. Love attracts, hate 
repels. Love speaks in the sunshine of  life; hate is seen in the dark
clouds and  furious storms. All the world loves a  lover and hates a hater.
 Love nourishes alike the loved and  the lover; hate wastes both the hated 
and the hater. When hate comes creep­ing  into your life "think
straight" and  because of the damage it inflicts both  to the giver and the
receiver, straight­way  force it out of your thought.  Hate hurts the
hater more than the  hated—the latter often refuses to ad­mit 
the hate. Procrastination is a virtue  when applied to hate. Never hate
today  if you can put it off until tomorrow.  If you have recently sent out
little darts  of hate, chase them and change them to  angels of love or
bury them forever.  Do this, and you will clearly under­stand  what
William Lloyd Garrison  meant when he said, "I have always  with me two
constant companions—a  cheerful disposition and a clear
con­science."  We wonder how many of our readers  have ever read the
following poem on our  school, written by Fred Prouty, a local  journalist
and poet. The Messenger  takes pleasure in giving it space in our  literary
department.  THE GIANT OF SEHOME HILL  'Tis a massive grey building  That
covers old Sehome Hill;  Solid stones of masonry,  Laid one by one, with
skill.  Its strength, like old Goliah—  House of
learning—"knowledge mill'5  Is the big, grey, old structure  That
surmounts Sehome Hill.  In the cold grey dawn of morn,  Or at
twilight—stars all aglow,  ft appears in august grandeur—  For
its founders willed it so.  Though voiceless, it speaks loudly—  Nay,
nay, it cannot keep still—  The majestic, grey, old building,  The
Giant on Sehome Hill.  List! It beckons—whispering low:  "Come
hitcher, and I will unfold  The knowledge which you seeketh—  Life's
problems, the new, the old;  The Book of Light is open;  Imbibe its
wisdom—ne'er be still,  You're welcome to the building,  "The Giant
on Sehome Hill."  Its name is spreading eastward,  And far in the
southland, too,  As an institution of learning,  Its fame took wings and
flew;  Yes, the Bellingham Normal School  Is growing—it cannot be
still—  That big, grey, old monument,  The Giant on Sehome Hill. 
Then, Ho! for our beautiful city!  Then, Ho! for the "Knowledge
mill"—  Alma mater of a citizenship  So energetic they can't keep
still.  Hurrah for the Bellingham Normal  school!  Shout, yell, screech, if
you will,  All together Ave'll loudly applaud  The Giant on Sehome Hill! 
HONEST JOHN  And let the office seekers roar,  And fight and shed each
other's gore,  Let statesmen raise a mighty din,  And try with all their
might to win.  But as for me, I'll sow my.wheat  GOOD FOOD  EXCELLENT
Dock Street  WE DO  Developing, Print­ing  and  Enlarging  Bring Your
Films to Us  1211 Dock Street  The Grosart Photo  Supply Co.  Phone Main
2144 Bellingham  And pen the shoats I want for meat,  I'll go out where the
Autumn skies,  Bend over Summer as she dies.  Where restless birds begin to
flock,  And ripened corn is in the shock;  And where the quail pipes to her
mate,  And crows and blackbirds congregate,  I'll go out where the pumpkins
grow;  Away, from all the hollow show;  Out to the country I will fly,  And
tickle my slats with pumpkin pie.  OUR FIRS  I've listened to their
plaintive song  When separated from the throng  I've passed the shaded ways
along,  Where giant fir trees stand;  Their lifted coronets of green,  No
nobler ever has been seen  In regal gear of king or queen—  They're
monarchs 'in our land.  Sometime they stand in serried rank,  Or lone upon
some river oank,  Or in the ooze of marshland dank,  Our friends, the giant
trees.  To me, their friend, it matters not  I count them best of all I've
got—  Their presence doth me please..  When hidden in their cool
retreat  With moss and fern about my feet,  My heart goes up as if to greet
 Some staunch and living friend.  And looking up I seem to see  (Continued
on Page Eight)  WATCH  FOR  THE  OWL  Saturday  Specials  OWL PHARMACY  I
sell a special educator's health  and accident policy, cheap. Let  me show
it to you.  C. M. OLSEN  Phone 650 1323 Dock St.
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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, SATURDAY, FEB. 16, 1918 7  Lulu Anderson writes from
Spruco,  Wash.: "This year there are five pupils  in this school. Four are
below the  eighth grade and one takes high school  work. There have been
several schools  in western Jefferson county, just around  her, where there
has been but one pu­pil  in the grades. (My sister is teaching  such a
one now.) The schoolhouse is  just about half way between the Olym­pic
 mountains and Pacific ocean. It is  situated on the south side of Hoh
river  and on the north side of a ridge of hills,  so that for two or three
months in win­ter  the sun only comes up to the tree  tops. We have
had about two clear  days since last fall, and a few sunshiny  spells
during some days so as to get  some fine rainbows. The most of the  time it
has been rain, rain, rain, with­out  any bows. We get twelve or
thir­teen  feet of rain a year. We have had  only six or seven floods
this winter.  Trails and bridges suffered quite a lot.  This is a very well
settled community,  there are two families and six bachelors  all within
third day of teaching in  Stanwood, and if I may judge by it, I  shall say
that I am going to enjoy my  work here very much. I have one grade,  the
fifth, with twenty-five pupils. Just  now they are very enthusiastic over
the  prospects of their valentine box. I am  very much pleased with my
room. They  are good little workers. 1 see Miss  Carlson often. She takes
lunch and din­ner  at the place where I am boarding.  I do not see so
much of Miss Towne.  All the teachers and the principal are  if your watch
refuses.  We make everything run  that has wheels.  GEO. E. LUDWIG  WATCH
EXPERT  DIAMOND SETTER  Alaska Building  Absolute Safety  Open your
checking account with  us and pay your bills by check.  We cash all checks
of the Normal  Students without charge.  Make your appoint­ments 
direct with  Mr. Sprague either  personally or by  phone.  Pictures must be
in by  MARCH FIRST  very pleasant and I feel that I am work­ing  with
a very helpful and congenial  corps of teachers. The first day one  little
girl walked down the street with  me after school, chattering as fast as 
she could. Presently she said, 'I wanted  mamma to let me wear my new dress
 today for I knew you were going to be  there to teach us.' I asked her how
she  knew I would be there, and she calmly  replied that it was all over
town. I  like teaching one grade a great deal bet­ter  than teaching
mixed grades in a  rural school. I am teaching all of the  subjects except
music; one of the other  teachers teaches music for me. One of  the high
school teachers had been teach­ing  the penmanship but I shall have it
 from now on."  Haight. someono  SENIORS!  and  Faculty Members!  Sprague 
S T U D I O  Upstairs Entrance on  Dock Street  Phone 2160  FRANCES ASTELLS
WRITES  FROM CHEHALIS, WASH.  "I have been here for a week now and  this is
the first time I've had to write  any letters. I am doing departmental 
work in the East Side school and enjoy  the work very much. I received the
re­ceipt  for the Messenger, also the first  copy. I am enclosing part
of a very in­teresting  letter which I received from  Geoffry
ITa-ight. He wants the Messen­ger  sent to his new address. Shades of 
"Doc" Kaylor! I am teaching six Psy­chology  books and the authors
don't  agree! Besides this, I have five other  subjects, but my only
trouble has been  in deciding which book to use at the  right time. Well, I
must bring this note  to a close, but will promise to let you  know more
about Chehalis later on.  Hoping that everything is getting on  well at the
lSTormal, and that someone  has been found to occupy my cherished  standing
place in the hall."  NORTHWESTERN  NATIONAL  BANK  Mason Bldg. Bellingham,
Wash.  L '  " BAILEY'S "  Pecoting, Hemstitching, Pleat­ing,  Pinking.
We furnish, the  thread. Button holes 25c per  dozen and UD. Buttons
covered.  Braiding. Phone 818, Mason Bid.  EXTRACTS FROM  GEOFFREY HAIGHT'S
LETTER  We wash our faces, mess-kits, and  clothes all in the same water,
so yon  can see how scarce it is here. We heat  it on a little stove, and
its hard to do.  I am assigned to Truck Co. ISTo. 7, and  have every
opportunity in the world as  no "Non-Coms" have been appointed.  Am acting
corporal of a tent and the  bunch are all older than I.  All I hear from
Bellingham is dances,  but I'll be a "high-flyer" when I return,  and don't
think I'll forget that new step  of yours (?).  Yes, after being out of
quarantine two  days, they shoot us out of the camp,  but a little nearer
civilization, and we'll  see Baltimore when I- get some dough.  I can
imagine the bay all filled with  Bellingham mansions (?), mostly chicken 
coops. (Mr. Haight here had reference  to the late floods.)  I think I get
my share of clothes, but  it's hard work to keep them clean in cold 
weather. Have been in this camp two  days and got a pair of dress shoes and
 another pair of trench shoes. So I may  keep my feet dry.  See Smith
Carleton every day, as he is  in Truck Company No. S. Buckner used  to run
the Club Cigar Store. "Uno  him."  While I have been assigned to a
com­pany,  we get much better grub.  Yes, the 23rd is going to be the 
strongest, best, biggest regiment in his­tory,  including 1,000
Orientals and sup­posed  to be the smartest in the long  run. That's
why I'm in it (?).  Well, old man, let me hear from you  often
and—Say, will you have my Mes­senger  sent to me? Please, it
would be  a great favor and I'd appreciate it.  Tell the B. S. 1ST. S.
hello and good  luck. As ever, Geoff Haight, 23rd Eng.  Truck Co. No. 7,
Glen Burnie, Md.  AFTER SUNSET  I have an understanding with the hills  At
evening when the slanted radiance  fills  Their hollows, and the great
winds let  them be.  And they are quiet and look down on  me.  Oh, then I
see the patience in their eyes,  Out of the centuries that made them  wise.
 They lend me hoarded memory, and I  learn  Their thoughts of granite and
their  whims of fern,  And why a dream of forests must endure  Though every
tree be slain; and how  the pure,  Invisible beauty has a word so brief,  A
flower can say it, or a shaken leaf,  But few may ever snare it in a song, 
Though for the quest a life is not too  long.  When the blue hills grow
tender, when  they pull  The twilight close with gesture beautiful.  And
shadows are their garments and the  air  Deepens, and the wild veery is at
prayer.  Their arms are strong around me; and I  know  That somehow I shall
follow when you  go  To the still land beyond the evening  star,  Where
everlasting hills and valleys are,  And silence may not hurt us any more. 
And terror shall be past, and grief and  war. —Ex.  From your
neighbor you need not borrow  The lesson he has learned,  But rather, study
till the morrow,  And have your knowledge earned.  R. B. O.  CHEERING
SOMEONE ON  Don't you mind about the triumphs,  Don't you worry after fame;
 Don't you grieve about succeeding,  Let the future guard your name.  All
the best in life's the simplest,  Love will last when wealth is gone;  Just
be glad that you are living,  And keep cheering someone on.  Let your
neighbors have the blossoms,  Let your comrades wear the crown,  Never mind
the little setbacks  ' : :  gt;  THE STORY IS  SHORT  that we have to tell 
about this beautiful  New Neckwear just  fresh from New  York. It is really
 fine and will speak  for itself in a very  appealing way. It  is awaiting
your in­spection.  Drop in  soon.  L C. COUNTRYMAN  DRY GOODS  1316
Bay Street  Nor the blows that knock you down.  You'll be here when they're
forgotten,  You'll be glad with youth and dawn,  If you just forget your
troubles  And keep cheering someone on.  There's a lot of sorrow round you,
 Lots of lonesomeness and tears;  Lots of heartaches and of worry  Through
the shadows of the years.  And the world needs more than tri­umphs  ; 
More than all the swords we've drawn,  It is hungering for the fellow  Who
keeps cheering someone on.  Let the wind around you whistle,  And the
storms around you play;  You'll be here with brawn and gristle  When the
conquerors decay.  You'll be here in memories sweetened  Of the souls
you've saved from pawn,  If you put aside the victories  And keep cheering
someone on.  —Folger Mclvinsey, in Watchman-Ex­aminer. 
Happiness comes when we have what  pleases us, but blessedness comes when 
we are pleased with what we have.  t ' Get There on Time  TAKE THE 
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Weekly Messenger - 1918 February 16 - Page 8
NEXT WEEK  (Continued from Page One)  A fourth will discuss the probability
of  making a useful citizen of a high school  pupil. A fifth will prove by
actual  class work that a teacher on one end of  a log and a pupil on the
other will not  make a Normal school.  Don't fail to come. Express
yourself,  if necessary, but not C. 0. D.  MR. HOPPE'S SCHEDULE  FOR WEEK
OF FEBRUARY 10  Klickitat County  Monday, Feb. 11—White Salmon; F. 
W. Peterson.  Tuesday, Feb. 12—Husum; Curtis Kcl-ley.  Wednesday,
Feb. 13—Lyle; J. J.  Brown.  Thursday, Feb. 14—Centervillc; L.
S.  Ketch.  Friday, Feb. 15—Pleasant Valley; Hel­en  Argyle. 
Saturday, Feb. 10—Aldcrdale; Roy  Duggan.  Sunday, Feb.
17—Roosevelt; Alice  Hinshaw.  Monday, Feb. IS— Fravel.  ATune
sadratiyc,l eF einb . la1s9t— wHeoemke's. issue of the  Messenger
stated that the Normal Train­ing  School girls were defeated by the 
Ferndale girls and that the Ferndale  boys were defeated by the Training 
School boys, but since the home girls  object, we reprint the score: 
Training School girls 15, Ferndale  girls 2; Training School boys 13,
Fern­dale  boys 14.  Miss Alberta Getsman was elected  For wholesome
food, well  prepared and served by  courteous maids, at reas­onable 
prices, go to the  Leopold  Grill  MEET ME AT THE  National Barber  Shop 
1304 Dock Street  BELLINGHAM HARNESS CO.  Leather Goods Store  Traveling
Bags, Suit Cases, La­dies'  Purses, and Trunks.  211 West Holly Street
 on the Klipsun committee to fill the  place made vacant by the departure 
of Miss Johns.  Miss Dorothy Milne, assistant in the  art department, is
showing her fine,  ability in portrait work. She has made  a portrait of
Miss Gray, one of Mrs.  Powell's granddaughter, and is now  working on one
to be announced later.  Dr. Miller, chairman of the Curricul­um 
Committee, and his associates on the  committee are doing a lot of work on 
tlic course of study. It is expected that  they will have valuable
suggestions for  the faculty in the near future.  Mr. James Beaver will
soon take  charge of an extension class of Seattle  that was organized by
Mr. Parish,  sweeping and only those whose excuses  arc approved by the
committee may be  excused.  Mr. Chute has received many
congratu­lations  on his book of '•'Projects in Wood­work 
and Furniture Making," which he  has just put out.  —Dr. Katherine
Gloman, Osteopathic  Physician, Exchange Building.  ETIQUETTE OF THE FLAG 
The position of the flag is aloft, from  a pinnacle of a building higher
than th lt;- gt;.  furniture of a room, and above the one  carrying it. 
Tlie flag must not be raised before  sunrise nor remain up after sunset. In
 raising or lowering the flag, it must  never be allowed to touch the
ground.  When the flag is raised formally, all  present should stand at
attention with  hand raised to forehead ready to salute.  When the colors
are passing on parade,  spectators, if walking, shall halt; if
sit­ting,  arise—and stand at attention.  The flag hung out of
doors should al­ways  fly to the breeze, preferably from  a pole, and
should never be fastened co  the side of a building, platform or
scaf­folding.  The flag should never be placed belo^v  a person
sitting, nor be used as a cover  for a table, desk, or box, nor should 
anything be placed on it except it be a  Bible. The flag should never be
placed  where it will be struck by a gaval.  The flag should not be worn as
part  of the whole of a costume. When worn  as a badge it should be small
and pin­ned  over the left breast or on the left  coat lapel.  The
flag should never be washed.  When worn or torn it should be
rever­ently  burned. Ex.  To Broadbent goes this week's honor  along
the literary lines. The remark  that gained him this place is as follows: 
During a general discussion on th?  poems taken from the ''Swedish
Nightin­gale."  a series of classics written in  dialect, he gravely
told us that they  were written by Florence Nightingale,  who wrote other
comic things besides  this book.  Training School Teacher—"Now,
Will­iam,  if your mother had five dollars and  your father gave her
ten dollars, what  would she have?"  William—"A fit." 
Teacher—"You don't know your ar­ithmetic."  William—"Well,
you don't know my  mother."  Mr. Smith—"We had the hardest  windstorm
last night you ever heard of.  It swept everything off the farm but  the
mortgage."  FLOWERS OF QUALITY  FLORAL EXCHANGE  102 West Holly Phone 288 
O U R F I RS  (Continued from Page Six)  The graceful boughs on every tree 
With gentle motion beckon me,  Mid whisperings without end.  When sheltered
by their swaying  boughs  Then all my noble instincts rouse—  I
pledge again my highest vows—  In friendly shade and deep.  But when
from their secluded way  Mid haunts of men I daily stray,  For grace and
strength I have to pray  My plighted vows to keep.  If I could live within
some glade  Beneath the fir tree's kindly shade,  Much easier than it is. 
Of all the men that I have met  Not one could wear a coronet  So
kingly-wise and have it set  As fir tree weareth his.  When my last day
draws near its close  And tired hands shall seek repose,  When tear on
friendly eyelid shows  O lay me 'neath a fir—  No monument that man
has made  Will be as welcome as the shade  Within some cool and quiet glade
 Where boughs awhispering stir.  For there within my lowly bed  With kindly
boughs above me spread,  Old dust to dust shall lose its dread  In quiet
peace and deep;  And growing there above my sod  Its freindly roots shall
pierce the clod  And bear it upward toward the God  Who doth the spirit
keep.  And thus in death the gentle tree  That during life has sheltered me
 Will like a Jacob's ladder be,  And point the way to Him.  In life I love
their peaceful shade,  In death I shall not be afraid  If buried in some
lonely glade  'Neath stately fir and trim.  —S. H. Hamer.  WAR  A
storm of shell bursts o'er the plain,  The shrapnels shriek and yell,  A
thousand fall in leaden rain,  Of orgy like to hell.  A thousand mothers'
sons have died  A monarch's whim to please;  A thousand sons, their
father's pride,  In death have found release.  Have found release from home
and  friends,  From all that they held dear—  Have gone to meet
untimely ends—  They fought without fear.  They fought for freedom,
so they^  thought,  And fighting died like men,  And yet their fighting
gained them  nought  Unless they live again.  Their monarch can't restore a
life,  Nor heal a gaping wound,  He, only, can direct the strife ^  That
sends their dust to ground.  'Tis centuries since the Savior came  And shed
his precious blood;  And we who believe upon His name  Must tremble at this
flood:  This flood of rapine, war and lust,  That's grinding millions
down—  We cannot falter in our trust,  Nor spare repugnant frown. 
The gospel semmage, "Peace, good  will,"  To every man was given;  Its
meaning lingers with us still  To point the way to Heaven.  Has Christ
indeed then died in vain,  Has his religion failed?  Or is this dreadful
curse a stain  Like some disease entailed  Upon the race of human kind  For
sins by forebears done?  If such the case, then bear in mind,  The victory
will be Avon,  For I have faith that we will yet,  Before our race is run, 
See sin by righteousness upset—  A place for goodness in the sun. 
And when that glorious time appears,  And sin, and strife, are fled  May
love of Christ allay our fears—  It was for this He bled.  And I am
sure that God above  Who sent His only Son  To fight the battles of His
love  Will see the victory won.  —S. H. Hamer.  Shop with Messenger
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