Excerpt from The Serpentine To modify the imortal words of the matchless Lincoln: 'The world will little te what is written about them, but it will never forget what they did in the home land and beyond the seas. Their names stand upon our roll of hor, their stars speak to us from our service flag and their conduct leads us to hold them in highest esteem. Nearly four hundred of our lads have served in the great struggle. Four golden stars illumine our service flag telling a sad and sacrificial story. Elmer D. Fickes of the Class of 1911, C. Justus Criswell of the Class of 1913, Robert Pritchett, an undergraduate, and Ira E. Lady of the Class of 1913 were killed in battle or died of wounds received therein. The death of these fine fellows in deeply regretted by every Normalite. Their names and nature are tenderly recalled by their classmates and will long be held in remembrance by the students of their day and successive years. To live in hearts we leave behindIs t to die. Of these fellows that were called upon to give their lives, Lieut. Lady looms large in our thought - partly because he was a teacher in the school, partly because his brother and sister are members of 1919. He was a rare spirit and the place made vacant in the school, in his home, and in our hearts is hard to fill. Read and heed some words from one of his letters written a little while before the finger of God touched him and he slept: The world is looking to you fellows to right it, to fill it with love, and to give it a new ideal, an ideal worth while. What will be your response? It will be what you have set up for your own ideal. Any man can make his life what he will, if he is willing to pay the price, but only those will make their lives what they can be, who catch the spirit of trust, obedience, sacrifice for the best things. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.