|Toronto Normal School. 1911? |
William Jame Fonds 1244, Item 1702
City of Toronto Archives
"In the school year 1918-19 the writer was in the top form of the Normal Model School in Toronto. One of our academic exercises was known as 'oral composition'. A classmate of mine took as his topic 'The United States in the War'. My recollection is that it was a pretty scarifying presentation, and that it was universally acclaimed. I remember specifically one point, the story with which the boy ended. It concerned General Pershing in Paris.
General John J. Pershing. General Headquarters
Chaumont, France., 10/19/1918. NARA.
Stacey seems little effected in the long run by his peer's anti-American rhetoric. The scholar earned his PhD in Princeton, and lectured there from 1933-1940.