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Page 91 text:
There are songs of schools in the cultured East,
Where law and letters thrive.
Where the lads and lassies sedately walk,
And just as sedately drive.
There are songs of schools in the far, far West,
Where life rings free and true,
But above them all is our Normal School Mid the trees of old Peru.
Securely folded in Nature’s arms,
Peru, a landmark lies,
And those who’vc been swayed by her mystic charms Arc laboring ’neath many skies.
In the cast, the west, the north and the south To the spirit of justice and loyalty Imbibed in old Peru.
Oh: for a whiff of her balmy air,
For a glimpse of her stately trees,
For a stroll down her cool and shady lanes,
For the quick, bright flash of her birds so free As they flit ’neath her sky so blue Pouring forth bursts of melody In praise of old Peru.
Then let each and every Peruvian Who has breathed her air so blest,
Go out upon Life’s battlefield With hope, and strength, and zest.
And when weary of planning and toiling long And striving the dull days through.
Let us think of our school of the great midwest On the hill in old Peru.
MARY M’NAMARA, ’09.
Page 90 text:
Allen Wileman Jones Cole Briggs But rick
Keif McMullen Weeks Flack Gartrcll Stark
Morgan Marklc Schindlar Hauptman Stephens Wllnnau Broughton
This is a new class in the Normal, organized by the legislature last year. It is for “pupils of mature age, who have completed the course of study in their home district or its equivalent.”
Einillc Swoboda Walter Stark Bertha Smith Maude Stephens Agnes Thiessen Olga Wileman Mary Whisman Audrey Wileman Bessie Hopkins Hulda Maseburg Halbert Martin
CLASS ROLL Bernice Hardy Ethel Hauptman Sadie Jones Rose Marklc Dorothy Morgan Qlcn McMullen Lillie Newman Edith Ost Cora Rclf Ethel Russell Elsie Schindlar
Stella Allen Elma Barlow Blanche Briggs Stella Butrick Wilber Borland Fern Broughton Alice Cole Hattie Carr Ruby Endicott Ralph Flack C. E. Gartrcll
CHAS. R. WEEKS.......................Advis
OFFICERS FIRST SEMESTER
MARY WHISMAN............................Vice President
BERTHA SMITH .... Secretary and Treasurer HALBERT MARTIN .... Normalite Reporter
OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER
DOROl HY MORGAN..............................President
C. E. GARTRELL..........................Vice President
MAUDE STEPHENS . . . Secretary and Treasurer WILBER BORLAND .... Normalite Reporter
Page 92 text:
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Situated on the dull muddy river in Southeastern Nebraska, secure within a natural barricade, away from the cares of a busy world, is Peru. Miniature mountains, the Missouri Bluffs, rise throughout the town until, southward they pass the Normal Buildings, melt into Normal Avenue, and fade into rolling country land. Majestic and commanding stand these shelters of learning, above humble homes and apart from homely duties. The sun shines brighter here than elsewhere and collects all hazy vapors in a cloud across the Iowan border.
Any girl who has had the good fortune to spend a few months in the place most blessed by nature, can but recall with pleasure the day she entered this new-world.
Beginning days soon weld into weeks and before we realize it, one vacation is gone and the football season has made us loyal Peruvians. I am certain that many others, like myself, saw their first real football game, in Peru. To be sure, we have all seen games at our capital city or our main metropolis, but never could we feel a personal interest in them, for we did not know who was kicking the ball, or why someone blew a whistle, or when the game was over, or who had won. But did any person attend the Thanksgiving game of Nineteen Eleven without watching every detail? No, and not before did we ever gaze upon the gridiron with such eager eyes, march with such confident step, or yell with such animated vigor. Then, when victory was ours, as we knew it would be, the fitting climax of a noble work terminated in that history making bonfire, which illumed and cast a glowing light over the day’s deeds.
Yet, what did the girls do to further this victory? Courage in moments of despondency, admiration for deeds of valor, and sympathy in times of need; these are the essentials of success furnished by girls.
In Peru, where we believe in Woman’s Rights, girls are proving themselves worthy of all that the principle advocates. Who wins in whatever she undertakes? The Peru girl, every time.
The boys, too, are worthy of honorable mention for though far inferior in numbers, they are less inferior in ability. Peru boys are very useful in making scenery for class plays, winning athletic honors, and cutting up zoology specimens, which, I know, they would not enjoy doing were it not for the girls.
I here are many types of girls who make up our Normal School. Let us
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