State College News No.

State College News
No. 25
FRIDAY, JUNE 15: Senior
Class Day.
Day; Registration begins 8.30
a.m.; Class Meetings, 10 a. m.;
Annual Alumni Meeting, Auditorium, 11.30a. m.; Alumii
Luncheon, Gymnasium, 1
p. m.; Alumni Parade and
Patriotic Addresses, College
Campus, 2.30 p. m.; Reception by President and Mrs.
Brubacber to Alumni, Faculty and Class of 1917, Gymnasium, 5 to 7 p. m.; Campus
Sing, 7 p. m.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17: Evensong and Baccalaureate Address by President A. R. Brubacher, Auditorium, 4.30 p.m.
MONDAY, JUNE 18: 73rd Annual Commencement Exercises, Address by Dr. James
H. Sullivan, State Historian,
Auditorium, 10.30 a. m.;
Senior Reception and Ball,
Gymnasium, 8 p. m.
This issue of t'lio " News"
offers a last opportunity to set
before t h e students the purpose
of Myskania. It is especially
lilting to do this here, because
the past year has brought us,
with many other advantages,
For the benefit of the alumni,
we would say that Myskania is
an honorary student council
consisting of not more than
twelve or less than ten members, live of whom are chosen
by the faculty and the rest by
the retiring council. The purpose of Myskania is to regulate
student activities such as class
and college elections, sorority
and fraternity matters, certain
athletic questions, and other interests of the same kind.
Many other colleges have
bodies of this sort, and we feel
that the organization of Myskania is a decided step forward
in our colleee life.
The meeting of College Clu'b
on Friday, May 18th, which
was the last meeting of the
year, was particularly interesting.
Dr. Wyer, State Librarian, spoke and read about
literature of the war.
Wyer said that war fills our
minds now, and for some time
to come. It thrills the mind of
the poet and gives him inspiration for what is called " war
ALBANY, N. Y., J U N E 13,
work will stand the test of
Dr. Wyer read some of the
best O'f the war poems, written
during the present struggle:
"The Soldier," 'by Rupert
Brooks; "August, 1914," by
John Mascfickl, and " Searchlights," 'by Alfred Noycs.
Dr. Myer, then spoke of the
relation and attitude of French
Canadians to the present war,
and read several poems in the
charming Canadian dialect.
The long-talkcd-of Slate College Song Book is at last a
reality. Five hundred copies
are here for immediate sale.
Only half this numibcr has been
sold. It is essential to the success of the undertaking that
more books ib/c sold immediately. The book should be
of interest to even' State College graduate, old and new, and
to every student in the college,
and even to the friends of the
college. The selling price is
$1 at college, $1.25 when
mailed. Buy a copy now.
As the year draws to a close
State College numbers among
its undergraduates the following men who have entered
some form of the military service: David Aaron, U. S. infantry, Fort Ethan Allen; Albert Luff, mounted orderly,
New Paltz, N. Y.; Jesse Smith,
U. S. infantry, Hoboken; Allan
L. Gillette, U. S. infantry, Fort
Ethan Allen. Vt.; Vernon
Clutc, National Guard, Kecseville. N. Y.; Nicholas Cltite, U.
S. marines; Alfred Dedike,
Jones, Irving Govvey, Willard
Pcarsall, Edw, Potter and Roy
Schneible all in the officers' reserve corps at 'Madison Barracks. .
With the exception of the
Liberty Loan, no better investment exists than a subscription
to the " N e w s " at $r.50 per
year. Subscriptions are being
taken by Miss Lillian Magil-
Unfortunately, ton, acting treasurer and busithough, only a little of this ness manager.
Excellent Speakers To Feature Commencement
Dr. James Sullivan, State Historian to Give Commencement
Day Address —Judge Talbott and Superintendent
Edsall to make Alumni Day Addresses
One of the most pleasing
features of this year's commencement program is the excellence of the speakers who
have ibeen chosen for the occasion.
Dr. James Sullivan,
State Historian, will give the
Commencement Day address
in the chapel on Monday morning, June 1S, at 10.30 o'clock.
It is doubtful if Slate College could have secured for
this occasion a man who has
played a, greater or more useful part in the affairs of the
educational world.
Me was
born in Baltimore Feb. 13,
entered Harvard in
1800 and graduated in i8o-|
with the degree of A. T. 1le
did post-graduate work the
next year and received the degree of A, M. lie then studied
abroad, doing work at the universities of Paris and Berlin.
In [897 he 'became assistant
instructor in history at Harvard and was granted the degree of Ph. D. the following
year. Since that time he has
specialized in the teaching of
history, filling from lime to
time important positions in
some of the 'best known educational institution in the State,
among which arc Dc Witt
Clinton High School, High
School of Commerce, Brooklyn Boys' High .School and
Columbia University. He has
schools at Cornell, Harvard
and Columbia.
During the
coming summer he will conduct a course in local history at
lie was appointed
State Historian last year, and
is carrying out the duties of
his office with rare executive
Besides contributing to practically all of the best known
historical reviews and encyclopedias, he is the author of
several text ibooks.
these are "An Elementary History of England " and " The
Government of New York
Dr. Sullivan will speak to
the students
" The
Dangers of Leisure." He is
known to be an eloquent and
entertaining speaker, and his
teaching experience should insure for this year's graduates
a treat long to 'be remembered.
The college is further to be
congratulated in securing for
Alumni Day addresses, Judge
Frank Talbott, of Gloversville,
and Supt. James Edsall, of
Brooklyn. Both of these men
have 'been most loyal to their
college during the years that
have sped 'by since their graduation. Never'have they failed to
respond to any call for service
thai the college has addressed
to them. Slate College students may well look with reverence to these 'brilliant men who
arc in themselves an exemplification of what college spirit
and college loyalty should be.
Judge Talbot was born in the
town of Burlington, August 10,
lie secured his elementary education
in district
schools and the Burlington
Flats Academy. In r882 lie
entered the State Normal at
Albany and was graduated with
the class of 1886. For the following two years he was principal of the union school at
Schuyler Lake, N. Y„ at the
end of which lime, he took up
the study of law, spending the
following two years in the law
office O'f J. B. Rafter at Mohawk, N. Y. Since his admission to the bar, in 1890, he has
conducted an active legal practice in the city of Gloversville,
serving the city for three years
in the capacity of city attorney,
and the county seven years as
district attorney. In the fall of
r9T3 he was elected to the
judgeship of Fulton county, to
which office he is now rendering most able services.
Supt. Edsall has'been closely
connected with tilie teaching
profession since his graduation
from the State Normal in 1884.
His first principalship was at
Roxbury, N. Y., which was followed iby positions, all of increasing prestige, at High
Falls, 'Tottenville, and Bath
Beach. In 'February, 1901, he
was elected Associate Superintendent of the Borough of
Brooklyn 'and has since been
elevated to the important post
of a District Superintendence
wide range of college and of Greater New York,
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persevere in'maintaining them, We shall continue to speak
frankly in our condemnation of irregularities, misconduct and
No. 25 student inertia, but we shall do So only when we arc reasonably
June 13,1917
Vol. I
sure that we have just and sufficient cause for reibttke. On the
Published weekly, on Wednesdays, during the college year, by the Com- other hand, we shall welcome criticism of ourselves um\ will
mittee on Publishing a College Weekly Newspaper, Class of 1918, New York strive to rectify whatever may be worthy of censure. " Progress "
State College for Teachers, Albany, N. Y.
The subscription rate is one dollar and a half a year, Advertising rates is the watchword of the " N e w s ; " blessed arc both you and we
may be had on application. Articles, manuscripts, etc., intended for publica- if mutually we aid each other in its attainment,
tion must be in the News Box before Saturdays of the week preceding
T h e Committee on Publishing a College Weekly Newspaper,
Class of 1918.
Submitted J.unc 2, 1917, .by Lillian G, Magiltoii, Bus, Mgr.
Joseph A. Walker, Acting' Editor-in-Chief
336 subscriptions
$504 00
Committee on Finance
Single copies
9 44
Editorial Committee
Lillian G. Magilton
Partly paid subscriptions
5 05
Alfred E. Dedickc
104 96
Committee on Advertising
Jos. A. Walker
Stanley Hcason
Committee on Subscriptions
Henry L. Greenblatt
' $623 45
Alfred E, Dedickc
Dorothy Austin
Committee on News
Kathryn Cole
,,, ,
$562 50
Mildred McEwan
Committee on Circulation
46 42
Stanley Heason
Mildred McEwan
Eloisc Lansing
Henry L. Greenblatt
Kathryn Cole
Total expenditures
$608 92
Kathryn Cole
Elmctta Van Deloo
Total receipts
$623 45
Committee on Cartoons
Ray Townsend
'4 53
Maud Rose
Benj. Cohen
$623 45
This is the last issue of the " News " for the year 1916-17.
Intensely grateful to the students who have given us their support, financial and otherwise, during a year that 'has been fraught
with most trying difficulties, we bring our work to a close, offering at the same time our most hearty thanks and pledging ourselves in the year to conic to put forth the same unstinted efforts,
to endeavor to maintain and improve t'lie standard that has been
set, and to serve the needs of the College to the fullest extent of
our ability.
Next year several persons who have been actively connected
with the paper will be replaced by members of other classes.
This is as it should be. While it fell to the lot of the class of
'18 to pilot the " N e w s " through its first year, that it cannot
continue to so pilot it indefinitely, is obvious. The " News " was
intended to 'be,, and is, we trust, a calendar of College thought,
College opinion, College activity and sentiment. We have felt
many times during the year the need of a closer touch with the
best minds of other classes, and we hope that the "new iblood "
that has been added to our staff may enable us to rebuild and
strengthen any weakness that that need occasioned.
We arc free to confess that there have 'been certain weaknesses, certain failings, certain shortcomings in our management of the paper.
But they have been principally sins of
omission and have been occasioned many times by the fact that
there were those who turned a deaf ear to our pleas for better
support of the project, by the fact that some students who
promised their support failed to regard their promises as binding,
by the fact that we felt, at times, that we were fighting a hopeless
battle and that the necessary spirit for t'he success of the undertaking did not exist in State College. We arc glad to admit
now, however, that, while we were compelled to omit several
issues because of insufficient funds, we have been splendidly
backed by a large number of enthusiastic students, and that, on
the whole, we have won a fair degree of success. The statement
below will s'how just what it has cost to run the " News." during
the twenty-five issues that it has appeared. Confident now that
the paper is safely established, we are planning to' surpass this
year's achievements worthy as we feel they have been.
Editorially we .believe the " N e w s " has stood steadfastly
for better college spirit in athletics, in the classrooms, in
our attitude toward our instructors and toward each other;
we believe we have 'been loyal to the principles of justice
and fair play in so far as it was given us to know and
understand; we believe we have ibeen an influence toward'
arousing a true sense of responsibility and duty 'both to our College and to our country. We have pointed out wrong where we
understood wrong to exist; we have praised earnest endeavor
where we considered praise to be due, We have striven to
awaken students to a complete realization of the exalted calling
to which they arc aspiring and have endeavored to help them so
shape their lives as to make that calling proud of them, These
have been the ideals of this paper, and in the future we shall
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Eor many years it has been the custom of the graduating
class to get class rings. Each year these rings have had the College seal modified in some way. Sometimes this modification has
been but slight. Still these changes caused the ring to fail in
its purpose — namely — a means of identification.
The class
of 1918 in making arrangements for their ring took these things
into consideration and thought it would ibe advisable to have a
standard ring for the College. T'he committee, composed of
Agnes Moore, Ruth Mur.ta.ugh, Lillian King and Lillian Magiltoii, added to their ntimiber three members from 1919—Bcrnicc
Broimer, Ernest Pudcnbaugh and Margaret Flynn—and from
1920 Elizabeth Osborne, Ernest Tripp and Emily Lecurman,
At student assembly it was voted that a standard ring be
adopted and so the committee are making arrangements to award
the bid this week. The final step in selecting the design will be
taken just as soon as College opens in the fall.
Eadh departing class leaves
something of tradition and experience to its successors.
" ffe who has never made a
mistake has never made anything." 1917 claims leniency
for its shortcomings, in so far
as they may be warnings to the
coming generations.
In certain directions our
pride is pardonable, 'because it
is equally the pride of the
whole college. The year's successful Friday mornings is an
Moving-up Day is another.
Under sturdy and wideawake
leadership " The Echo " has
taken its new place as the
purely literary expression of
the college. We 'have ibeen in
great need of a collection of
songs, and the College Song
Book is the result of two years
of planning and solid labor.
The class of 1917 has been
peculiarly honored, because the
faculty plan for a Senior Coun-
cil has originated during this
year. Myskania will be one of
the most permanent and influential college traditions.
19r7 thanks the college, 'both
faculty and students, for four
happy years and thanks " The
College News" for this opportunity to speak a word of farewell.
Much interest has been
manifested in t'he red cross
work which has 'been taken up
recently. Up to date there are
148 signatures of membership.
Registration is still open for all
those who wish to join.
The kinds of membership
arc: Annual, $1; Contributing,
$5; Life, $25; Subscriber, $2;
Sustaining, $10; Patron, $ioo.
Kappa Nu has contributed
$8 and Eta Phi $10 to the Red
Cross Fund from' the proceeds
of their annual spring dances.
Paper Read by James Wingate,
Dist, Supt, of Schools, SchenecDuring- the present year
tady, N. Y., before Press Club
there have been 1,027 students
of the State College for Teachers, March 17, 1917.
in attendance at the college.
(•Continued froln last issue.)
The faculty now numbers
fifty-seven. Next year a phyAnother department in the
sician who will organize the organization of a modern newshealth service and conduct paper is the editorial departcourses in anatomy and hy- ment. Numerically speaking,
giene will be added.
this department has fewer emMiss Florence E, Burt, sec- ployees than the news departretary to the president, has re- ment and, comparatively, it is
signed to become the bride of of less importance, The ediMr. Frederick ilyuson, of torial demands an entirely different style of writing. It
Mount Vernon, Va.
should be less factual, taking a
During' the year the follow- [(articular subject and using a
ing organizations have been few basal facts, making an apestablished in the college: A peal to the reason with the aim
branch of the Y. iM. € . ' A „ the of influencing the reader lo
Newman ' Cltilb, the Industrial reach .the conclusion you would
Club, the Music Club, the have him reach through your
Spanish Club,
discussion of the few facts.
. This has been a 'banner year Your conclusions should not be
for State College in basketball. definitely stated in the editoThe varsity met this year the rial. You must give the reader
strong teams of Colgate. credit for sufficient intelligence
Springfield Y. M. C. A., St. lo reach the conclusion that
John's, Union, R. P. L, St. you would have him reach
through your editorial discusLawrence, and Niagara.
sion. Tile editorial should be
A. per capita tax has been free from personal bias, its
voted by the students to meet subject should be treated in a
the expenses of maintaining broad general way, In this dethe various athletic activities, partment, as in the news deThe Y, \V. C. A, now has partment, the reading public no
about 350 mcmibers,
longer tolerates long-winded
A suntfner session for high articles. In fact, in general
school teachers will'be given at newspapcrdom, the editorial
has declined in influence, The
State College this year.
time was when the Weekly
A course in military instruc- Tribune, the Toledo Blade
tion is planned lor next year.
and other papers of their class
The report of the Education exerted through their editorial
Department, Vol. 2, pages 103- columns, a powerful influence
205, contains an interesting in molding public opinion.
discourse upon the college, its But to-day the reader desires
history, officers, curricula and to form his own conclusion
progress. The report is mailed after reading the news items.
Of course we must admit that
free upon application.
we have not the powerful
An event most in keeping editorial
writers to-day that the
with the spirit of the times was preceeding
the reorganization of the H, E, Greely, Weedgeneration
and Dana were
department this spring-. Imme- strong and potent
diately after the declaration of and I know of no editorial
war, the attention of the classes writers to-da}'" that can be comwas turned toward economy
with I hem. Their inand efficiency in the produc- pared
fluence was personal through
tion of food and clothing. By their
own editorials;
the making over of clothing, limes have
changed, and the inproper preservation of food, fluence
a paper to-day is imand contributions to red cross personal,of leaving
its readers to
work, the 11. E. students have think and conclude
for themalready chine a valuable "bit." selves through the fairness
The following students of the general news, rather than
State College were chosen as through the editorials of an inprize winners in the recent dividual. The editorials, thereessay contest given by the fore, in each issue should be
Civic League: Rheiivhard Ho- short and few in number. I
haus, Katherinc Shatters, M, D, would suggest that a good way
Sweeney, Allan Gillette, Kath- to stimulate interest in your
paper would be to have one
erinc Pollock,
signed editorial in each issue
year's written by a person interested
" News " board have been as- in the college and generally
signed to Caroline Lipes, Dor- known to the readers of your
othy Banner, Donald Tower, paper. For instance, I would
Arnold Noldc, Alfred Miller, suggest that one issue contain
Kathryn Linchan.
a short editorial over the sig- my work is largely a labor of
nature of your efficient presi- love." The advertising mandent, another over the signa- ager of the book firm stood up,
ture of the Commissioner of presented his hand and said,
Education, of your dean, of the " The Lord bless you. I have
heads of departments, of the as- been laboring for love all my
sistant commissioners of edu- life. VVc will exchange complication in the State. You might ments and cancel any obligaeven perstlc this further and tions," and he bid the solicitor
secure a short signed editorial good day. The appeal was
from persons prominent in the wrong for the very reason that
There I have indicated above. He
should be no difficulty in secur- should have said, " O u r paper
ing signed editorials that would reaches a large number of
be worth while for each num- readers who buy your goods.
ber. This would prove, in my It will pay your firm to place
judgment, an attractive and an add in our paper, and I. will
valuable feature of a school show you how it pays." Your
paper and the reader upon re- advertising manager should
ceipt of his paper would 'turn scan your exchanges and other
at once to sec who had written school papers. Make out a list
the. leading signed editorial and of the names of firms and merwould desire to know the sub- chants who advertise in other
stance of it.
papers, Place on your list the
The condition of the financial firms and merchants in your
affairs of any great daily de- city whom your student body,
pends largely upon the effi- your faculty and the college
ciency of its advertising depart- officers patronize. You should
ment. No newspaper to-day never be satisfied with the
could continue to exist without amount of advertising you
the income derived from ad- have, but should strive to invertising, This is a legitimate crease it in the next issue. The
field of service for a newspaper, more you can show in your
a service which brings the paper the more easy will it be
buyer in touch with the seller, to secure additional advertisSo. too, any school journal or ing. Success brings more sucnewspaper should see to it that cess. This particular departits advertising department is ment should be an excellent
well organized. A school paper field for business training. You
would, therefore, do well to will ,0 meeting business men.
have an advertising department You will learn how to approach
presided over by an advertis- them upon a business proposiing manager. He should have tion and you will get much enthe assistance of several of his joyment from making' this decolleagues. There arc many partment more and more sucfirms and merchants whose cessful,
The circulation department
business it is to sell goods that
your college needs, in the line is another important departof books, equipment, pictures ment of a successful daily
and apparatus; poods that your paper. It is relatively importstudents need in 'the line of ant for a successful school
wearing apparel, banners, pins, paper. Here is another field
school supplies, etc. There is for organization and business
a lame variety of needs and efficiency and many plans may
your appeal could be made to a be formulated which would inlarge number of advertisers. crease your circulation. For a
In soliciting your advertising, school paper it is fundamental
do not make (the mistake of ask- that a large percentage of the
ing for it out of sympathy, giv- student body subscribe to your
ing as a reason that your paper paper. This is a field for peris not a paying imposition,
that the advertise ought to
help the college, and various
other svmnathctic anpcals. No
person to-dav docs business on
sympathy, ^ ' s a piHin busi$1.50
ness proposition.
vour advertisers that it will pav See Cash Logan and he will ihtm
them to advertise with vou and
them to you
if vou can make it pay them to
do so there will be no doubt
about vour n-etHncr the business. T recall beni"" with a repkSti.
resent a five of a school paoer 70 N. Pearl St. Slate an
when he solicited advertising
from the manager of a larp-c
1-iook com on 11 v. Tn prcsentinc
his proposition thp solicitor LADIES' AND GENTS; TAILOR
made thi« remade "You know,
Cleaning, Repairing and Pressing
not a paying proposition, that I
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Near Eutx Lunch
Pale Four
sonal canvass, It is important
not only to the success of the
paper, but to the success and
growth of the college itself that
a large percentage of the
alumni subscribe to the paper.
This fact should be impressed
upon the various senior classes
as they are about to leave the
college and join the ranks of
the alumni. Your appeal to
the large body of alumni, however, must necessarily be made
through correspondence and
the sending of sample copies.
This is another field for business management and for the
application of your knowledge
of successful business correspondence. Your letters to the
alumni should not be ordinary.
There should be some feature
about each letter which will attract the attention and make
its recipient feel that it is his
duty both to himself and the
college to subscribe to the
Advertisers demand circulation. Your school paper becomes of more value to each
subscriber as its circulation increases.
There is another valuable
feature of school journalism
which should not be overlooked
in any discussion of this sulv
ject. Your press committee
should sec to it that the various
daily papers, at least those
published in the Capital District, as well as the great New
York dailies receive news items
regularly. These items should
be well written and in a style
and manner that would be acceptable by such papers without further editing.
again they should be short,
clear and concise. Another
field for the application of your
English training and perhaps a
field for another department in
your organization. This would
prove a valuable means of
keeping your college and its
work before the public through
the medium of the daily newspapers.
I have attempted to outline
to you in this discussion the
organization of a successful
daily newspaper and to point
out to you that the same organization is applicable to a school
paper. If you will organize
your work of publishing a
school journal along the lines
indicated, I feel confident that
vou will produce a paper that
will vitally function in the life
of the institution and approach
the aims indicated in the beginning of this paper, namely:
you will disseminate news, attractively, clearly and concisely
written which will appeal to
your circulation; you will
stimulaft; and strengthen a
wholesome college spirit; you
will develop an enthusiasm for
the college and an interest in
all of its varied activities that
may reach even beyond your
fondest hopes; you will furnis'h
an opportunity for a ! large
number of students to make
practical application of their
English training; you will
stimulate an interest in the
fascinating subject of general
journalism, and with it all you
will be giving courses in business and business administration which can not help but
equal in intercri and in value
any formal course in business
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The Music Club, one of
many clubs started during the
past year, was begun in December. Its purpose is to develop
and train appreciation of good
music as well as to provide intellectual benefit iby occasional
literature studies.
arc given every other Monday
afternoon. The club has rented
its own piano during the year
and next year, it is planned to
buy mi sic as well. The year's
work has been satisfactory and
tin: end of another year will see
the cluib firmly established.
414 Broadway, « r . Bta«tr St.,
N . Y . Photic Mnin 514-J
At a recent meeting the following officers were elected for
next term :
President —
Florence Lansing.
Vice-President —
Pauline Kinnc.
Secretary —
Hazel Byers.
Treasurer —
Arlenc Beardslcy,
Chaplain —
Olive Wood worth.
Corresponding Secretary —
Elmetta Van Deloo.
Marshal —
Florence Van Ness.
Cv i tic —
Jennie iMuhlemanrt.
Reporter —•
Ruth Kimmey.
Eta Phi congratulates Vcrna
MciCann, 'i8, upon her selection for Myskania, and Harriet
Church, '19, upon her election
as treasurer of the Junior class,
and as secretary of the Consumer's League.
"Your friends can buy anything
you can give them except your
College Rates $3.50 per dozen
and up
the Senior
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Shirts, Sweaters
a n d Gloves
Dawson's Men's Shop
2 5 9 Central Ave.
Near Lake
2 9 No. Pearl St.
John J. Ccmkey
The Restaurant
Cigars, Candy and Stationery
2 blocks from Robin Street
2 1 5 Central A v e .
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Special Attention a n d Prices given to College Men
All suits made here are pressed free of charge for one year
OFFICERS, 1917-18.
President —
Christian Christensen.
Vice-President —
Helen Fay.
Secretary —
Margaret Shevlin.
Florence Van Ness.
Program Committee —
Elizabeth MacMachen,
Rachael Lee,
Elizabeth Makin,
of Slate
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