Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1908

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“You silly girl." said Blanche, "the mouse won't hurt you—don't believe it's there, anyhow.” "Yes it is," said Bess. "It’s tied to the bottom of the basket. Somebody’s trick. Whatever in the world will we do with it? If we had some chloroform we’d make quick work of it—but we haven’t any. Tell you what we can do, though. If someone will come with me to the bath room we'll turn on the water and drown it." “I’ll go,” said Blanche, and these brave Twentieth century young ladies, holding the little gray creature gingerly with a bath towel, proceeded down the dark hall to the bath room, where they disposed of it. During their absence the girls were busy discussing the mysterious guest. Fay dismounted from her perch and joined eagerly in the conversation. The goodies were forgotten. Bess had some information for them when she returned from the bath room. "Do you know, girls, I believe I have a clue. Donald Pearson was in the store when I bought that fruit. I'll wager a pound of candy lie’s the guilty party, for lie probably guessed the fruit was for the Owls’ spread, and lie knew Fay would be there. Do you remember our barn party when lie laughed so because you were so afraid of mice?” "The mean thing,” said Fay, "I’ll make him 'fess up tomorrow and if he’s guilty I’ll never, never”- "You’d better not let it leak out, Fay mine, for the laugh’s all on you,” said Bess. "And now you'd better run along home, girls, for it’s past i o’clock and time all school girls were asleep. You may each take an orange, if you like, as a souvenir. Goodnight, dearest Owls—sweet dreams—and good lessons on the morrow.” The secret did leak out. however, though no one knew how—for whenever could five girls keep a secret: Clara Shirks. unitrcd one

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Glen made a reach for “Freshie’s” long black braid, but "Preside” dodged and Glen tipped over the bottle of pickles instead. "You’d better have a pickle, Glen." said Fay mischievously, “for they say they’re good for—oh. Bess, there arc not enough cups to go around, there are only four here"----- “I’ll use my drinking glass." said Bess. "I don’t think the hot cocoa will break it.” "Got your trig, for tomorrow, Fay?" said Blanche. “No, haven’t looked at it—didn’t have time.” "Yes, Kay was pretty busy this afternoon in the library," said Bess, “and after library hours, too. I see she has adopted the English women’s custom— that of walking—only she does not walk alone." “Didn’t Miss Long look like a fright when she came into chapel this morning? Seems to me if I held the chair.of English in a college which ranks as high as this, I’d primp a little long-er, and try to look half way decent,” and Glen threw hack her well-poised head disdainfully. Glen was known as the best dressed girl in the college. “Don’t be too hard on her. Glen.” said Blanche, blowing her hot cup of cocoa to cool it. “You know it must take nearly all her time cramming for those hard questions to ask us in English lit." "Jay! but these oysters are good! May 1 have another helping? What’s your recipe, Bess? You’re a dandy cook.” These and other pleasant comments greeted Bessie’s ears as the girls partook of the steaming soup. “And now. girls," said Bess, "I’ve a special treat for you. I was in Mardis’ fruit store today and spied a basket of fresh oranges which I immediately ordered to be sent up, and here they arc. young ladies—‘the food of the gods’ from sunny California.” "Hurry up and pass them. Bess. Don't keep us waiting. We want to sample them." and Fay reached into the basket for one. She drew back her hand instantly and uttered a little cry. “What’s the matter?" exclaimed the girls. "()h, girls, there’s a—a—a mouse in that basket!" and she gave a little scream and jumped upon the couch. One hundred

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Mt. Vernon Hall. A story of Mt. Vernon Hall as told by a white-haired lady to her grand-daughter in the year 1950. 'fell you of my home when I was in college? Indeed 1 will, child, but remember that, though schools now are better than they were then, school life is not so very different after all. for human nature is ever the same, dear, and we worked and played then just as you do now. Mt. Vernon Hall was a brick building standing in the center of a sloping lawn. This lawn was large and beautiful, with its soft, green grass and great maple trees. To the east we could see the college buildings with their background of gigantic oaks, while to the northeast, and far around to the north, against the purple background of the bluffs, gleamed the river, looking like a slender blue-ribbon as it wound back and forth on its journey to the Southland. The woods came close to the hall on the west, and there, on pleasant days, the giris loved to wander and talk, or dream of the hazy but beautiful future. The hall made a home for nearly one hundred girls, and a busy, happy life we led. On school days all was hurry and bustle from morning till night, hut after supper for half an hour there was a sound of many voices, and the tap at a door with its answering “Co-me” could be heard in ali directions. Then woe unto the one who tried to study! For visitors were sure to come, and books must be instantly thrown aside. I wonder if the girls now obey the study bell as we did then! Such a scampering and laughing as there was, until all were safely “home,” then for the rest of the study period quiet settled down upon the hall, and all was peace. At the close of the evening we had another fifteen-minute period for play, and you may be sure that that time was never wasted. There were always some Hundred (wo

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