Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1912

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Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1912 Edition, Page 160 of 234
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©lie Junior anil fonior {Jeans When on returning to Peru to begin the third year it was learned that a new advisor had been appointed, many words of displeasure were heard, but when it was discovered that Mr. Delzell was to lead us there was much rejoicing. Many of the class had taken work in his mathematics and commercial classes and had learned to love his Irish stories and characteristic expressions as well as his jolly good will for all. About ninety Juniors enrolled, just three times as many as had been the year many of the best athletes and debators were chosen from among us. One of the happiest occasions of the year was a Hallowe’en party in the engine house. A program was given and Professor Delzell told ghost stories. Although the planning and decorating were hard work, and writing of toasts and comps cost us many sleepless nights, the results so far surpassed our fondest hopes that we look back with pleasure and pride to the Junior-Senior banquet of 1911. The Senior year may well be considered with the Junior year, for they are very closely related and because such a large per cent of the ninety returned. These, with some new students, and some who had stopped to teach before finishing the Normal, swelled the number who had registered in the Senior class to one hundred thirty-five. Class business was taken up without delay and the officers elected were: Bailey, president; Jattic Hendricks, vice president; Edna Sharp, secretary; H. H. Moyer, treasurer. JUNIOR SKNIOIt BANQUKT. 1011 One hundred fifty Itco

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y ahc Jfrrslimau tlrar Tlie class of 1912 docs not boast, as many classes'have, that it began down in the model school, but rather, is proud to say that it began in the Normal proper. In September, 1908, a year was added to the Normal course, 'rite eighth grade became a ninth grade, the first year class a tenth grade, and the second year class a Sophomore class, leaving no Freshman class. After registration it was found that twenty-five young people had come to Peru with the required number of credits for the new class. All of these students, except Miss Applegate, whose picture is on the opposite page, have left the class, and Miss Culbertson is no longer advisor. However, two things remain unchanged—the class colors, lavendar and white; and the class spirit expressed in the last words of an old yell: “All together, all together, That’s the way we pull.” tThr £ nplionuirf tlcar In September of 1909 the class, although composed mostly of new members, reached an enrollment of thirty. This was not as many as might have been wished, yet the class was never ashamed of its: S-SO-P-H-O-O-OMO-R-R-RES! SOPHOMORES! The volume of this yell certainly showed a determination to surpass every class in the Normal. Miss Grace Culbertson was again advisor and her praises were sung at all times by the Sophomores but more than ever after one of their famous parties. Only seven of this group struggled on through the two remaining years to graduate in 1912. Miss Rowena Branaman may still be seen straying leisurely over the campus. She says, “O golly, Mr. Thacker isn’t the only one who likes music.” Miss Burch is the modest little girl who expresses the thoughts, not through the piano, but the typewriter, and is known as “Professor Dclzcll’s right-hand man.” For only a part of this year, Miss Applegate was in Peru. There were two girls, Miss Hazen and Miss Fowler, who kept so quiet one hardly knew of their presence. During her first year as reporter, and the last as secretary, Miss Sharp has carefully recorded the class achievements and has not omitted the business of mid-week Chapel. ' Mr. Shaver has excelled in athletics and wears three stripes as a football man. His ability on the stage is too well known to need mention here. One hundred fl ty onc

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A Srrakfast in the Unofca As soon as officers were elected, Professor Delzell suggested that it was necessary to hold a party for the purpose of getting acquainted. Not having forgotten the good time at the beginning of the Junior year, someone moved that another out-of-doors breakfast be held. The motion carried unanimously. At six thirty o’clock one Saturday morning, ninety merry, wide-awake seniors met in front of the chapel, and, directed by Mr. Delzell, started westward. Soon Mr. Delzell appeared and led all out over the hills, through Mr. Hesscl-tinc’s dooryard, through an orchard (where he allowed no one to touch an apple), on through a sweet potato patch, a melon patch, through a barb wire fence and into a pasture, where by leaping over or crawling through a deep ravine one found the chosen picnic grounds. Here preparations for breakfast were already in progress. After resting, games were suggested. The first was "follow your leader." Professor Delzell was leader and led those who still had enough confidence to follow over a tree which had fallen across the ravine, then up an almost perpendicular bank. By the time those in the rear began to climb, the hornets, which had built nests there, sent them Hying back down the hill. Since all were out for a good time and to forget the dignity of seniors, the children’s game, “New York,’’ was chosen. Soon breakfast was ready and all were sure that “weenies.” sandwiches, coffee, pickles and doughnuts never were seen in such quantities before and never did taste so good. But all good times must end and this in particular, for lesson plans must be written and handed in by twelve o’clock. Srljnol tntrrtaina tlir i rmur Quarters During the early part of March those connected with the High School heard mysterious whispers and rumors of a party. The Senior Teachers were entertained March 16 in the gymnasium by the model High School. The games which had been carefully planned were an agreeable change from the customary more formal gatherings of the school life. At length cards were distributed and each one was told to get three names. Three minutes were allowed for talking to each person. The first subject was Peru Hills; the second, Hussars; and the third, anything. After the games, Walter Christensen gave a reading; Milton Blankenship, master of ceremonies, called on Mr. Lcfler, who gave some interesting thoughts concerning the relation of the teacher and pupils. President Hayes spoke and Professor Rouse expressed his pleasure at being present, saying that they saved the worst for last; and Professor Beck was immediately introduced. After refreshments the lights blinked and Professor Lcfler said,-“It’s time to get your bonnets.” One hundred Iftt thrcc

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