Mary VAN GULPEN
Source: San Francisco Call, 9 December 1905, page 16.
Dr. A. W. SCOTT, Principal
George O. MITCHELL, Head of Dept. of Science
Fidelia JEWETT, Head of Dept. of Mathematics
Helen M. THOMPSON, Head of Dept. of English
Mary PRAG, Head of Dept. of History
Guy H. STOKES, Head of Dept. of Classics
Franz M. GOLDSTEIN, Head of Dept. of Drawing
Edward J. DUPUY, Head of Dept. of French
Caroline L. HUNT, Instructor in Biology
Eleanor M. OWENS, Instruction in English
Mary J. MAYBORN, Instructor in History
* Hattie L. LESZYNSKY, Instructor in Mathematics
Laura DANIEL, Instructor in Chemistry and Botany
Adeline B. CROYLAND, Instructor in English
Sophia A. HOBE, Instructor in History
Clara M. STARK, Instructor in Classics
Wiliam ZIMMERMAN, Instructor in German
Nathalie E. ROTH, Instructor in English
Blanche LEVIELE, Instructor in French
** Henrietta BYRNE, Instructor in Mathematics
* On leave of absence.
Rita M. BYRNE
Flora M. HOFERS
Hazel E. MONTGOMERY
Lillie B. O'CONNOR
Norma V. SCALMANINI
May VAN GULPEN
It is most interesting to us to knwo that, one of our former graduates, Miss Alice Colman, made a most successful oepratric debut as Carmen, in this city, during the past month. Miss Colman received her artistic training and some experience on the operatic stage in Paris, and her friends hope that she will become a famous prima donna for she certainly is the possessor of a clear, velvety voice of sympathetic timbre.
The edge of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona, was the scene of a picturesque and unique wedding in which Miss Anna ALBERGER, '07 became the bride of Mr. Roy DUNANN. After remaining a week at the Grand Canyon, Mr. and Mrs. DUNANN returend to this city, which they will make their home.
Miss Hazel WOOD, president of the class of Dec. '02, is at present, visiting in this city, having recently completed a course at Vassar College, where she attained a very high standing. Miss WOOD contemplates going to New York in the near future where she will take up teaching as a profession. [Note: the president of the class of Dec. '02 was Bessie SPRAGUE, according to the Dec. 1902 yearbook.]
Miss Ella J. MORTON, vice-principal of the Hamilton Grammar School, has been seriously ill for the past month, but we are glad to note that she is now regaining her health.
Miss Ethel PIPPY, '05, is at present traveling in Mexico, and upon her return will probably resume her studies at the Normal.
The engagement of Miss Juia CHRISTENSEN to Mr. BROWN of Rio Vista is announced.
Miss Rue CLIFFORD, '05, writes the Alumnae editress a few welcome lines of her new life at University of California: "I find that the greatest number of students here is entered in the College of Social Sciences. The English History course given by Prof. Henry Morse STEPHENS is the favorite, for he has the largest class in the University. It takes but a short time to imbibe college spirit, for after one has gone to two or three rallies, he or she is a thorough U. C. student. These college rallies give to the whole student body a united purpose, an impetus in any one direction. While one gets the greatest good out of college life by living in Berkeley, yet those who cross the bay every day enjoy the trip morning and evening. The ride on the boat is pleasant and restful, and one meets a great many of the college friends."
Miss Alice HART, '05, confers the same favor by telling her impressions of the Normal School of this city: "My first thought when I entered the Normal and saw its busy workers, was that I could never be one of them, could never teach fifty children, never assert my personality before classmates and the Normal supervisors. I was filled with inward tremors as I handed in my credentials, but my timidity changed to pleasant relief when we were greeted by smiles and gracious words. My ideas of a teacher's duties have undergone a complete change. I formerly thought she had nothign to do but to sit at a desk, to give out some pages for study and to hear pupils recite. In just one week at the Normal I was disillusioned. I find that she studies and plans her work, studies the characters of her pupils, and works hard to get some progress from them. The High School and the Normal are widely different in every way. From the first, we are here thrown upon our own resources, and while everyone is kind and always willing to help the new-comer with timely and thoughtful suggestions, still she must find out many things for herself. However, we ten, '05 girls of the G. H. S. are enjoying every bit of the work and will be ready to give the coming class from our dear, old Girls' High as cordial and as delightful a welcome as was extended to us."
Mrs. Elena Roeckel SMITH, '03, and her husband, have been abroad for the last year traveling through many of the European countries. They spend this winter in either Paris or Brussels.
Miss Gertrude GABBS, sincer her withdrawal from the Girls' High has given her entire time to her work as Sunday supplement writer for the Bulletin of this city, and her contributions are always good. Miss GABBS shoudl do something in the way of dramatic composition. She has power along that line.
Miss Adriani SPADONI, '99, has just published a very unique article on "Chinese Orphanage" in the Chronicle. It is written in a manner that shows close research and admirable diction.
Mrs. Ethel Woodward GLENN, '03, who, since her marriage, has made her home on the Glenn ranch, in Glenn county, has now returned to San Francisco, proabably to remain permanently. She has been the guest of honor at several pleasant gatherings recently.
Mrs. Clara Dolliver BURTCHAELL read a very interesting paper before the Society of the Daughters of the Pioneers during the last month. The subject matter was based upon the sight-seeing she and her husband enjoyed during their journey through India, China and Japan a year ago. Mrs. BURTCHAELL gave her impressions of the five cities of the Orient she liked the best. She has promised to let her Alma Mater have the pleasure of hearing this paper in the near future.
Miss Nellie LAMONT, '96, and her brother, are having a royal good time doing the great cities of Europe, and no one could enjoy better the world of art and music than they.
Miss Jennie HILLMAN, vice-principal of the Horace Mann Grammar is making a record for excellent eighth grade composition work. Miss THOMPSON recalls with great pleasure, the excellent work Miss HILLMAN did in English during her High School course.
Mrs. Hettie Perkins HOBBS, '70, is in Seoul, Corea [Korea]. Perhaps it is because Asia has been the center of interest in many ways for the last five years that a number of our great school family have been enjoying its quaint customs, and odd people.
Miss Amelia GOLDSTEIN entertained some friends recently in a very acceptable manner by permitting them to see her collection of European photos, gathered during her trip of last year. Misses Selma and Lutie GOLDSTEIN, who had gone abroad some five years before, added their quota to hers and the evening proved one long to be remembered by the fortunate ones present. Girls' High graduates, and the three hostesses are among them, have a fondness for travel, they know what to see, and the make in this manner many happy hours for the less fortunate ones.
Miss Frances GRAY, '93, has been teaching for three and a half years at Batangas, on the Island of Luzon, ninety miles south of Manila. Miss GRAY was the first American teacher in that city. Her sister, Mrs. Sarah Gray WARNECKE, withdrew from the Girls' High in order to take the course for trained nurses at the Children's Hospital, from which she received a diploma and followed her profession until her marriage. Mrs. WARNECKE and her husband have just returned from a two years' residence at Batangos. She describes that city as a very pretty seaport, and that an elegant high school of stone and native hard woods is being created. Fifty American pupils are in the public schools out of a population of 40,000 composed of Filipinos and Spanish mainly.
Mrs. Daisy Fitzgerald O'BRIEN, '93, whose husband, in the interest of the tin mining company with which he is associated, was obliged to live in the dense tropical jungle of the Malay states brought back with her, as a quaint trophy, a python skin, sixteen feet long and sixteen inches wide. This enormous snake was killed right in their servants' quarters in the Malay forest.
Miss Hattie LESZYNSKY, a graduate of the G. H. S., now one of its Faculty, is enjoying a vacation trip abroad and has just reached Berlin, where she purposes giving some time to visiting the great University in that German city.
A great question is now before us. At the close of the term, what is to become of the twenty-five graduates of the December, '05, class. Some will continue their studies, others travel. Many have not as yet formulated any plans, but no doubt we will be scattered far and near, but wherever we are, we will turn with fond recollection to our Alma Mater.
Among those who intend entering the University are the Misses EDDY, HOFERs and VAN GULPEN. The Normal will claim the Misses BYRNE, HOAGLUND, HURTZIG, and HAMILTON.
Source: Girl's High School Journal, December 1905.