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O’er the distant lulls, a purple haze;
On neighboring heights, there’s a riotous maze Of tints and shades, gold, red and brown,
Right nobly each wears her resplendent crown.
Each apple tree daily more lowly bends.
The sluggish Missouri more slowly wends,
For Autumn herself has come to woo,
And claims as her own, our old Peru.
Wide stretches of snow in surrounding hills,
The trees are frosted miracles,
For Nature, in fantastic whim.
Hangs diamond pendants from every limb,
The river’s a ribbon of silvery white,
Gleaming afar in the brilliant light.
The brown earth’s blanketed, hidden from view.
In the winter time, at old Peru.
Awakening life in trees and flowers.
Orchards, pink blossomed, are fairy bowers.
Come, one by one, the dreamy days,
To bring new beauty to the woodland ways.
The insistent note of the whippoorwill.
Calls forth an answer, from every hill,
The whole glad earth seems created anew,
By the breath of Spring, in old Peru.
MAY FRANK, ’09.
One humlrerl eighteen
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Vtitrultt JJrru (Club
It was a combination of push, loyalty and appreciation of Alumni needs that led C. M. Penney-,
07, and C. V. Williams, 02, together with a number of other interested Alumni of Lincoln to organize the Lincoln Peru Club. Miss Mabel Bridges, ’02, its first president, combined the charm of her personality, the grace of her sex and the tact of her profession in making the first year of its existence not only meet those needs but a potent factor in the University's and the City's social life.
Succeeding presidents, Miss Myrtle Ilictt, ’09, Miss Mayme Jackson, ’03, and Mr. William McConnell, have loyally accepted the heritage thus passed to them by its first executive and contributing, each his peculiar personal factor, have given Alumni, homesick for the Peru spirit, that for which their souls longed. From its first meeting in the autumn of 1909 to its last, it has ever been the comment of those who attended, “It was just like the old times to be there.”
(Dmaha JJrru (Eluli
The Omaha Peru Club was organized last September. Joseph Miller, ’01, President, and Miss Bertha Schieck, ’09. Secretary. This organization has been a decided success. It now has seventy-five members. On the first anniversary the membership will pass the one hundred mark. Five of its members attended school in the ’70s. A constitution has been adopted: the club has regular meetings four times a year. This club is planning to include all Alumni and former students of Douglas county in its membership.
Nemaha (Cmmttj JIrru (Club
On December 16, 1911, after the County Teachers' Meeting held at Auburn, former Peru students organized a social club making all students at one time of the Peru Normal eligible to membership.
The time and place of the regular County Teachers’ meetings was chosen for the meetings of the club and the following officers were elected: President, W. L. Evans of Auburn; Vice-President. Alice Lintz of Johnson; Secretary, Ethel Kennedy of Brownville; Treasurer, T. G. Lang of Howe.
Ktiiki. Kennedy, '04. Secretary o. v . n.
Brownem.. 'll. Secretary
One hundred ucccnlcen
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IION. T. J. MAJORS
IION. WM. DAILY
Jfuwn ittg nf the Normal
In the first session of the legislature of Nebraska in 1867, through the suggestion of the Nemaha County delegation, Honorable A. B. Fuller of Ashland, Saunders County, Nebraska, drafted the bill for the location of a State Normal school at Peru, Nebraska. At that time Honorable T. J. Majors was state senator, and Honorable Wm. Daily was a member of the house of representatives. These two gentlemen were instructed by the action of the trustees of the Methodist Academy to turn over to the State of Nebraska the land and the building belonging to the church, providing the State would locate and maintain the State University at Peru. The legislature thought it wise to have the State University located near the State Capitol. Through the bill introduced by Mr. Fuller, a substitute offer of the State Normal was made, which was accepted by the trustees. Peru owes the establishment of her State Normal to the two Honorable gentlemen—Majors and Daily—through whose efforts the State Normal was established and funds provided for its maintenance. These two gentlemen have always been loyal to this institution. The administration building stands as a lasting monument to Mr. Majors, through whose efforts as state senator in 1908. we secured this magnificent building.
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