Graceland University - Acacia Yearbook (Lamoni, IA)

 - Class of 1926

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i-""7f,9' :7 A 1926 ACACIA Friday, Mar. 26: The Players presented "Come Out of the Kitchenf' It was some comedy. Monday, Mar. 29: I see a lot of the boys are limbering up for track. Prospects look pret- ty good for this year. Here it is snowing tonight, guess we won't have any spring this year. Tuesday, Mar. 30: The A Cappellas went t0 Des Moines to give a concert and worked awfully hard to get back through the snow. Thursday, Apr. 1: April Fool! Friday, Apr. 2: Lots on tonight. The K's are having their annual banquet, the R. 13's are taking a trip to Hawaii and jackie Coogan is at the Coliseum. Saturday, Apr. 3: Crazy party in the gym to' night, 'The Kapps and Vics sure went nut- ty, Everybody was there from the Siamese twins to Flossie. Sunday, Apr. 4: O, kitten, you ought to see the new bonnets! Tuesday, Apr. 6: Conference convenes at In- dependence and several left here for it. Thursday, Apr. 9: Spring vacation begins and more are leaving. Altabelle joined the wid- ow's club today. Saturday, Apr. 11: We heard the Graceland program at Independence over the radio to- night. 'Ray for Helen! Tuesday, Apr. 13: Everyone is back for school, but I see the students looking out the win- dows at the spoonholders. Friday, Apr. 16: I saw the Biology Class go- ing to South Woods for frogs to cut up. Bloody business. But what is worse, I heard they were looking for Cats. What a life! Saturday, Apr. 17: The Vics and Niks are having a spelling contest tonight. I know some people this will show up. Monday, Apr. 19: These spring days sure do turn the young men's fancies. I'm not sur- prised, it happens every year. '1hursday, Apr. 22: The music students gave a recital at the church. They are pretty good. Friday, Apr. 30: The Athletic Carnival was held tonight. I sure tore around, in fact everyone was feeling kittenish. Saturday, May 1: The Niks had a minstrel show tonight. Some of them sure slung a line. I notice I'm using lots of slang. Guess I'll reform and cut it out. Friday, May 7: I enjoyed the College Declam- atery Contest tonight immensely. Friday, May 14: How the weeks are slipping by. The Oratorio Society presented The Elijah tonight. Mr. Rousseau sure knows his notes. Saturday, May 15: A triple track meet today: my, how those boys did hop, skip, and jump! hV8ClI16SCi3y, May 192 The ACACIAS are here and now begins the writing in them. It will get worse from now to the end of school. Tuesday, May 25: Not much on this week. There'll be lots in about a week. I don't see why they don't spread it out a little. The road to South VVoods is being worn down by picnic parties and such. Thursday, May 27: Exams again. You can't get a rise out of anybody. Monday, May 31: Everybody is packing and cleaning up. It won't be long now till they'll all be gone and I'll be left alone till next fall. Tuesday, June 1: The Lambda Delta Sigmas had their annual banquet this noon. They almost acted dignified for once. The Junior College Banquet was held tonight. I think folks would get fed up on banquets. Wednesday, June 2: Whew! The last day and such a hurry and hullabaloo. It started early this morning with the Crescent break- fast, then a chapel at 10:00 where all the honors were awarded. Everybody looked ex- pectant, but it didn't amount to much in my notion. Thursday, June 3: Everybody gone, and no excitement. You can't imagine what a col- lege town is without a college. Sure dead. But now for a good rest. it -7 Q ' ff 3 :QA ig 5 QQ . Q. L' , E



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11 3155-' ' 1926 AcAclA ' 4 ii V ff 'tl ls ll if 1 4 1 l .W ml 14 ilgq in THE TOWN OF LAMONI It is impossible to think of Graceland without thinking of Lamoni. They are so closely bound together that they seem almost a part of each other. It was the town that made the College possible and because of her loyalty and devotion to the cause of education, Graceland safely passed through the hardships of her early years and has come to occupy a well-established position among the schools of the land. Lamoni boasts 1,700 inhabitants and is a very prosperous and progressive town. Her schools are the best and she has a system of parks at the present time of which she may be justly proud. On the north where the race track and ball ground have been for many years, is a well equipped athletic park where men and women play golf, tennis, baseball, and foot- ball. Central Park, west of the depot, is a beautiful pleasure park with good shade and playground equipment. It is a real community center during the warm portion of the year. A fine stucco band stand occupies a prominent place and it is equipped with a movie screen so that during the summer months the Community Pictures may be shown here. In the east part of town we find the pleasant little auto camp. Brick ovens, tables, and fine large shade trees tempt the weary tourist to stop and camp for the night. In this chain of parks is a permanently arranged reunion ground south of town. This park, known as South Woods, has been cleared and laid off in streets and lots and is the scene of the annual summer reunion of the Latter Day Saints of the Lamoni Stake, and also many school and college picnics and parties. Lamoni supports a community lyceum course as well as community pictures. Here philosopher, scientist, artist, and musician find audience worth their best efforts. There is a public library, founded in 1921, which has come to be a well established institution. Her literary productions are the Lamoni Chronicle and Rabbilcraft, both published by the Blair Printing Company. The town has several live social clubs. The largest is the Community Club and closely following is the Ad Club, partaking of the nature of a Chamber of Commerce. There are several important women's clubs, the Boosters, the Patroness Society, and others. There are also chapters in the following lodges: Masonic, I. O. O. F., Knights of Pythias, and M. VV. of A., besides the Ralph Judson Post of the American Legion and the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion. The spirit of Lamoni is cooperative and her interest in the college and friendly spirit toward the college students are very much appreciated. N Zig or li Ol 4 9 t C' 1 4 l A 411' il F, Q0 M Mi N6 lrf"f""""':r-Q. ff"' - X 'ZA ' '7 Q? 52' 6 3 lk LX Lia, K, - at

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