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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.”
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(The cuiur ffiarii uJimra party
The first senior class party of the year was held in the west rooms of the administration building on the evening of November i, 1911. The purpose of this gathering was to become better acquainted, and what better time could have been chosen than the bewitching season of Hallowe’en?
The rooms were appropriately decorated for the occasion with corn fodder, oak boughs and various members of the faculty in the forms of jack-o-lanterns.
At seven thirty, about a hundred seniors appeared. All were grotesquely attired in calico dresses, overalls and bandanna handkerchiefs and each carried a parcel for which he had no use.
The evening's fun begun when these packages were rapidly exchanged. When this was accomplished, the signal was given and each person unwrapped the parcel then in his possession. Everyone was delighted with his souvenir and l’rofessor Del ell seemed especially fond of his cake and cayenne pepper.
After indulging in many other amusements, the class was divided into animal families and intuitively these wild creatures fell upon the trail of cider, doughnuts, apples and pumpkin pic.
Then came the grand march, at the close of which a beautiful Peru pennant was awarded to Miss Margaret Anderson for being the most typical representative of “the hard times in Nebraska.”
And at last, when the revelry was over and we wended our way homeward, the great yellow moon smiled proudly down upon us and her gentle voice could be heard floating through the miles of ether, softly saying: Se-Sc-Sen-i-i-ors, Seniors!
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