Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1909

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Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1909 Edition, Page 89 of 254
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The social life of the class of 1910 during its Junior year will be a source of pleasant memories for each member of the class. An invitation was given to the new students of the class by the old students to meet in the Gymnasium, and on September 30. 1908. the new students went bravely forth to meet their “wiser and more experienced” classmates. In the evening of October 31 the Juniors gathered in Everett and Philo-mathean halls for a Hallowe’en frolic. On the morning of February 3, 1909, the Juniors met in the Gymnasium preparatory to marching into chapel. The entertainment consisted of a representation of the faculty by members of the Junior class. While the “faculty members” were taking their usual place on the rostrum the class as a whole, carrying the 1910 pennants, was led in a march by Miss Alice Lintz. While marching the class joined in singing a march song, “Juniors’ Day.” After taking their seats the several yells selected for the occasion were given. Professor Mouse (Mr. Lanphcrc) had his usual difficulty in announcing the opening song. Rev. I-Iussong (Mr. Wrightsman) read a few appropriate selections from Emerson and then gave an excellent address to the Seniors. The second song was very pretty and appropriate, followed by a very solemn “Amen” by some of the musical Seniors. The “announcements” were read bv President Crabtree, impersonated by Mr. McDowell. Announcements were given in person by Professors Dclzcll, Searson and Duncanson, represented by Messrs. J. Schott, Ray, and Ellcnbcrger, respectively. Mr. Overholt (Mr. Garey) called for the chapel records to be passed and explained some slight change that had been made in the same. Superintendent Burgemeir of the metropolis of Barney, one of the leading educators of the state, no other than the president. C. G. P»eck, was present at the chapel exercises. “Although he had not consented to favor the students with a talk, and though coming perfectly unexpected,” he favored the assembly with a very appropriate and polished address. The program as a whole was a great success, much of which was due to Miss Ellcnbcrger, who acted in Miss Murphy’s capacity. Junior Day closed with the following jingle: Here’s to all the profs, Drink it down, drink it down! Here’s to all the profs. Drink it down, drink it down! Though we roast them in our mirth. Well we know how much they’re worth, They’re the salt of all the earth, Drink it down, down, down! Did not our Junior baseball girls, after playing with the Sophomores for a few short innings, easily walk away with the Interclass indoor baseball pennant ? Our boys? You ask. Yes, they won that game of basket-ball from the combined other classes, their worthy opponents expiring before “time up.” In the college football squads the heaviest positions were held by Junior Eighly-fivt

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JUNIOR CLASS Class Colors—Cherry and White The Junior Class of 1908-’09 has the distinction of being the largest class ever enrolled in the Peru State Normal School, having a registration of about two hundred members. The school year has been one of unusual success for the class from every point of view. The Juniors have figured prominently in all the varied lines of school activities; in athletics and debating, as well as in the many student organizations. We, as Juniors, feel that much of the credit is due to Miss Ellis, who has acted as our Class Advisor for the past two years, and who has won the admiration and respect of each Junior by her faithful and enthusiastic efforts. The first class meeting was held for the purpose of class organization and the following officers were elected: C. Gordon Beck............................................President Mary Ellcnbergcr.....................................Vice-President Neva M. P est.............................................Secretary Roy Lee ..................................................Treasurer Those of the Juniors who won places in the preliminary debates arc Maymc Giltner and Varro E. Tyler. An examination of the records of the two flourishing literary societies shows that the Juniors have supplied their share of members, who have proved themselves worthy of the honors which they have received. Among these are George E. Campbell, president of the Philomathean Society; A. C. Kuenning, vice-president: Lcola France, recording secretary; Harold G. Lanphcre, trustee. In the Everett Society, Carrie Hansen, secretary; Rolla Fosnot. treasurer: Neva M. Rest, trustee; Olive Petrashek, sergeant-at-arms. The debating societies have also received the generous support of the Juniors. Lena Freidav being president of the Athenian Society; Belle Gabus. secretary: Carrie Hansen, sergeant-at-arms. On the staft of the "Xormalite” will be found: Neva M. Rest, society editor: Webster Ray, athletic: Clarcv Nielsen, military: H. G. Lanphcre. assistant manager. An-a-vec-vo, An-a-vi-vo. An-a-vce-vo. vi-vo. vum: Room, get a rat-trap, Room, get a cat-trap, Room, get a rat-trap bigger than a cat-trap. Cannibal, Cannibal, Zip-boom-bah! Tuniors, Juniors; Rah-Rah-Rah! Eighty ft ur

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athletes, whose grim visages so well became the scenes which daily centered about them in our chapel walls. The Christian work of the school has received some of its strongest support from the Juniors. Two-thirds of the Y. M. C. A. officers and four of the six representatives at the Hastings convention were Juniors. Xor was this class any less ably represented in the Y. W. C. A. of the school. Our military cadets would feel lonesome without some of their leaders, if the Juniors had not added to their numbers. ON THE CHAPEL STEPS 1. Here at the pleasant twilight hour, when daily tasks arc o'er. Wc gather on the chapel steps to sing our songs once more. The braided branches of the elms in silence bend to hear. And hoary walls and ancient balls ring back our tones of cheer. 2. From every haunted niche a voice that sang in other days The current of its hopes and joys runs softly 'neath our lays. (). student songs, no mimic arts your inborn charm can gain: Ye cheer our thirsty, dusty hearts like chiming drops of rain! 3. When far away, in future day. life’s surfeit on us palls; When vigils cease and turmoil stays, these ivy mantle walls From every softly waving leaf will send some soothing strain To lure us gently from our grief and give us heart again! 4. And so. though far from college halls, wc sing our songs once more: To cheer our hearts with mcm'rics fond of days that are of yore. Those days and years, with pleasure bright, passed by on pinions fleet, Hut left behind them in their flight our friendships. C) how sweet! Jiightr-six

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