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Clarke, Graydon (ed.) / The crimson
(1918)

Organizations


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Miss WHITNEY ...........           .................         Faculty Advisor
DOROTHY TOWNE ...      ..............           ...........         President
SOPHIA STRICKER .........          ..................         Vice-President
BEATRICE HOLTON .......          ................          Secretary-Treasurer
Secon6 Semester
SOPHIA STRICKER ..........          ....................        President
FLORENCE KELLOGG .......        ..     .................       Vice-President
BEATRICE HOLTON .......          ................          Secretary-Treasurer
In 1914 a group of Senior and Junior girls, acting upon their own initiative, organized the
Lauren Literary Society under the leadership of Miss Densmore. The aim of the organization
has been to broaden the literary and dramatic knowledge of its members. Under the splendid
direction of Miss Densmore, Miss Brunner, Miss Stafford, and Miss Whitney the society has
succeeded in reaching the high aspirations of its founders. The membership was in the beginning
limited to twenty-five. However, when there were more than twenty-five Senior and Junior girls
desirous of membership they were admitted.
The work of the Laurean during the first semester of this year was very interesting and educa-
tional. The program consisted of musical selections, readings, debates and impromptu talks.
Occasionally we had social meetings which relieved the monotony of the usual programs. Every-
one was interested in the various undertakings of the society.
Laurean suffered a great loss in the death of Dorothy Towne, its talented and popular presi-
dent, around whom the interest centered. Her absence cast a gloom over the society which
dampened its enthusiasm for the rest of the year.
The annual banquet which has always been a much looked for event during the last semester
was not given this year because of the war conditions. Then as the work of commencement came
on, the meetings of the society were abandoned.
The Senior members of the Laurean leave this year with sincere regret. The memory of the
two years as members of this literary society will be among the pleasantest when they look back
upon their High School days. It is their desire that the Junior and Senior girls next year will
continue, and if possible, improve the work of the organization.
NORA BIESSMAN                         MARGARET CUNNINGHAM
FRANCES CARRIER                       BERNICE CROFT
EDNA CLARKE                           HELEN DICKENSON
PAULINE DICKENSON                     KATHRYN ELLINGSON
MARGARET EARLE                        MYRTLE EHLENFELDT
HELEN FLARITY                         CECILILA FLARITY
EDITH GARDINER                        BEATRICE HOLTON
EDNA HANSON                           KATHRYN HUBBELL
MYRTLE HUSEN                          PEARL HUTSON
LUELLA JACOBSON                       FLORENCE KELLOGG
HILMA LARSON                         JOSEPHINE MCINTYRE
MARGUERITE MADDEN                     MARGARET MARSDEN
ESTHER NELSON                         CATHERINE PHIFER
WINIFRED PALMITER                     ZYDIA PRICE
ALMA RATZLAFF                         CLARA SAUNDERS
KATHLEEN SAUNDERS                     FERNE SCHOENFELDT
SOPHIA STRICKER


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