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(TIip Athh'tir Carnival
Since the Athletic Association found itself financially embarassed; since the masculine originator of the above named plan did not believe in letting the women do the work, he promulgated the idea of carnival. In this way, he hoped to provide social enjoyment for the people and funds for the Athletic Association.
Since the Juniors, judging by‘.their own appetites, thought everyone famishing for an ice-cream-cone, a .booth at which to sell these much desired cones, had been built and a great demand for them ensued. Later, confetti was substituted and the managers did a rushing business the rest of the evening.
The stentorian tones of the huskiest of the Juniors, magnified by the use of a megaphone, next made known to the public the virtuous and refined nature of a moving picture show, which would be well worth five cents. The pictures depicted the lives of the faculty members, past and present, and in some eases seemed to reveal glimpses of the future.
A sanitarily inclined member next proceeded to demonstrate how easy it is to secure and retain a state of absolute cleanliness by taking a plunge every time an onlooker was accurate enough to throw a ball against the bar which supported him. This wonderful feat was called “The African Dip.”
Knowing that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” provision was made for the settlement of all quarrels. This proved to be a wise idea, for the attorneys were exceedingly busy and so rushed were they that it became necessary, in order to sustain life within them, to make frequent trips to the "Dutch lunch counter.”
The Orpheum and Gayety provided amusement for the frivolously inclined; next to them was the lunch counter, which provided the wherewithal to sustain the inner man.
The High School pupils, being unable to tear themselves away from their books, tried to do educative work by exhibiting to others the ten wonders of the world.
The Freshmen, in their play, furnished food for the imagination; while the candy, which had been prepared by the Seniors and sold from a beautiful purple and white booth, served to sweeten life at that time and the next day proved to have been food for reflection.
The Sophomores, in the minstrel show, strove to depict the lives of our dusky brethren. Between acts they mingled with the crowd, where their elegant costumes, ebony countenances and distinguished appearances, made them conspicuous.
What could have satisfied the desire of a student for a truly social affair more than to have entered the Gym on the afternoon or evening of March the second and heard the cry of “lee Cream Cones, five cents,” “Right This Way to the Gayety,” “You-alls Ought to Visit Coon-Town” and similar ones?
The report of the students testified to its social success, while the $100 which was added to the funds of the Athletic Association leaves no doubt as to its financial success.
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