The current College at Brockport was originally called Brockport Normal School. That is an old term for a college that taught people to be teachers at elementary schools. The college was begun in 1835. In 1916 it was only a two year program to become a teacher. Now a four year college; it has an approximate enrollment of 7000. Plus they have a lot more majors, even though the education curriculum is the most popular.
The ad also uses an old term. “Waist” is a very outdated term for a blouse. B. Forman & Co. started in 1913. They grew to 12 stores at one time. The last store in Midtown Plaza closed in 1994.
THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC
Thursday, Sept. 28, 1916
NINETY-FIVE NEW STUDENTS
Largest Entering Class in History of Normal.
The Normal school has been peculiarly fortunate. While some schools delayed in opening on account of the infantile paralysis epidemic, the normal school was able to start on time. The period of incubation of the disease has passed and the danger of an epidemic seems to have been averted here. It has been decided to keep the normal students away from the training department another week, so that every precaution may be employed.
Mr. Cooper, superintendent of the training department, who was appointed by the State Education Department chairman of the Geography syllabus committee, met his committee last Saturday in Syracuse. At this meeting a tentative syllabus in the subject, emphasizing new features growing out of the great European war, and dealing with new problems of commerce and other relations of the subject to human life, was decided upon.
The school bank will be started again in the training department. During the three weeks in which the bank was in aeration last year, over $100 was deposited. It is believed that this will encourage habits of thrift.
The domestic science department has begun to make use of the products of the school garden. The classes are now canning tomatoes, preserving pears, and later the grapes will furnish material for lessons in preserving.
The faculty reception last Thursday evening was attended by about three hundred members of the normal and high school departments. On the receiving line were Miss Edwards, Mrs. Thomas H. Dobson, Dr. and Mrs. Thompson. Guests were received from eight to nine.
After the program there was dancing until eleven and light refreshments were served. Moll’s orchestra furnished the music.
Ninety-five new members have entered the normal department to date. This is the largest entering class in one semester that the normal department has had in its entire history. These new students come from forty-two different villages and cities.