Us girls, that is Cora J, Mabel B, and I, arrived in Cedar Falls about 3:20 Sat; came up on a street car to Normal Hill. It seems to be a very pleasant situation. Mabel and I room at 2500 Olive St. take our meals at 2516 about a block distance, the place where Cora J. boards. The train from Marshalltown was very, very crowded with students all bound for Cedar Falls. Street car was also crowded. We through Cora’s official ability and management obtained a seat in Car. After disposing four suitcases we went over to the College and enrolled, we are just 2 blocks from main building. Our trunks did not arrive until Sunday evening owing to the fact that the train from Marshalltown was an excursion train. We attended the Methodist Church Sunday morning and evening. It is about 2 ½ miles from Normal Hill. Thus we went down on car as Mabel was not feeling very well. It was flag day and they had flag day and children’s day exercises in the Morning. The Church is a very large building, and was decorated very beautiful, they had a splendid program both morning and evening. The singing and music was grand. Prof. C.A. Fullerton sang 2 very beautiful selections. Today we had classes in the afternoon first class was at 1:30 to 2:00 after today we will have hour periods, Monday.
This morning after purchasing a few books we went over to the College had a very pleasant talk with President Seerley. He seemed to be a very pleasant man. I think I will like all the profs and teachers. I am taking 2 full credits and reviewing two studios. Mabel is taking 1 full credit and reviewing 3 studios. I am taking “Methods” under Mr. Dick. He is a splendid teacher. I find a great deal of difference between a College Prof. and a High School Prof. College Profs are so much more inspiring…I am learnin. I began the “deed” after entering the depot at Colo. I learned there to wait and get my trunk check. We have had various experiences some very pleasant others as Mabel and Cora terms it “laughable.” Mabel and I had 2 grand towels to use Sunday. I will tell you about them when I come home. I know you have never used such and the like, for thy are Cedar Falls (style) “C.” Dr. Hartwell informed us girls Sat. that he was going to Waterloo in the near future. Tell him that if he is going there to make any purchase, that a gentleman up here informed us girls that “we could get everything we wished here at Cedar Falls instead of spending Car fare to go up to Waterloo, Because Cedar Falls articles is just just fine. For Cedar Falls is just just Grand. Waterloo’s is not Better, because you have to put extra car fare into them but on top of them. He said all note “Don’t spend your well, hard earned money for nothing.”
Cora informed him that spending it for car fare is not spending it for nothing, but for something. Guess from the way he talked he thought we were old experienced school teachers. I finally succeeded in getting a key to my trunk. That is one that works better than the one which I had. Tuesday eve, we just got home from one of the numbers of the lecture course. It was a Concert – the Normal Orchestra. I liked it quite well, altho I am very tired, would not attend another one of the same kind. We are meeting folks from almost all over. One lady who boards at the house where Cora boards is a girl from Texas. She certainly is different from the other girls. Well."
— Lang Hall, University of Northern Iowa.