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and foreseeing abilities, being able at so early a date to forecast the contents of the Peruvian Vol. I.
Contrary to the original custom of holding an individual Hallowe’en party, the class this year joined hands with the Seniors in a grand masquerade party, held in the gymnasium upon that evening. Everyone pronounced it a grand success and went home feeling that the band of friendship had been strengthened between the two classes. In the spring we gave a banquet in honor of the Seniors. Here a merry assembly, sitting at tables profusely decorated with llowers and pennants, ate and drank to the health and happiness of each other.
With the choosing of Mr. C. P». Moore as president, Miss Julia H. Van Driel as vice-president, Mr. Jesse Hendricks as treasurer, and Miss Claire McDcrmct as secretary the class of ’09 showed that it had taken the first step toward making their last year at the Normal the most successful of them all.
A party was held in the gymnasium early in the year in order that we might again cement the tics of class union.
The chivalry of the boys blossomed in the form of a Hallowe’en party to the girls.
Another athletic victory was added to our list by the boys defeating the faculty in a game of indoor baseball.
In superiority of class day exercises it seems that we have more than had our share, for it was as Seniors that we surpassed any given before.
To our Junior hosts who banqueted us we would tender most abundant expression of appreciation.
There is no need to enumerate further the successes of the class of ’09.
First in the class room, first in athletics,
And first in the hearts of our fellow classmates.
First as to work done, first as to number,
'fhc greatest class of the Peru State Normal.
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The class of 1909 had its birth down in the first grades of the model school, where several of its members boast of having been taught their A, I». C’s. Indeed, among our number arc several who entered the primary grades, continuing their education throughout the entire course.
It was as First Years, however, that we were organized as a class. At this time we assembled in the old chapel or what is now known as Music and Expression Hall. It was in this room that the class of 09 had it first opportunity to cultivate the class spirit and enthusiasm for which it has ever since been noted. We held the usual number of parties and entertainments and through the advisorship of Professor Beck laid the foundation for a successful career through the four remaining years of our school life. This year was closed with a baseball victory over the Sophomores, thus early in our history establishing a record in athletics.
As Freshmen we were all glad to hear that Professor Beck was not only to be our advisor again but was to stay with us all through our struggle. The special obstacles with which we had to grapple this year were Latin, Algebra, and General History. Several parties were given during the year, one of which was a Hallowe'en masquerade party held in Philo Hall. All who were present can well remember the good time that we enjoyed that evening. It was this year that we secured our distinguishing head gear of class caps.
It was as Sophomores that we adopted our colors, purple and gold, which we have kept ever since, that year having only '09 badges.
This was certainly a record-breaking year in the history of our class. Not only did the Sophomores have a high intellectual standard which they strove to attain, but as Sophomores they carried off the first boys’ basket ball pennant ever presented at the Normal. On field day our girls carried off more points than the girls of any other class, thus crowning a successful year.
Our Junior year was begun with a reception by our advisor. Prof. C. F. Beck, where we all assembled to get acquainted with those who were to be our classmates for the coming year. Mr. Bert E. Swenson was wisely chosen as president; Miss Clara Reed was selected as vice-president: Jessie MeDermet, secretary, and Blinn Helms, treasurer. The work of this corps of officers, together with the advisorship of Professor Beck, assured us of nothing other than success.
I11 our class day exercise the Juniors won distinction for their originality
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Wc have linked our fortunes together Here at Old Peru.
Wc have worked and toiled together Under the White and Blue.
Wc came here seeking knowledge In happy days now past.
We’ve had pleasant times together.
Ah. that they might last!
But commencement days are here.
Our hearts arc surely glad.
Yet an untold something, unexplained, Seems to make us sad.
Wc pause in our hurry of College life To learn of fleeting time.
College days have passed away.
Our hopes have been wrought together In a band that shall ever hold.
The Seniors who stand together ’Neath the Purple and the Gold.
—C. It. M.
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