Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1915

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Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1915 Edition, Page 198 of 284
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 them. California considered a bill which sought to deal a death-blow to the Grcek-letter organizations in the University of California. Moreover, the "fraternity spirit" does not meet with approval because it conflicts with the ideal of the American home. A certain amount of artificiality and extravagance is always present, and the members could not maintain, respect in their home community if they indulged in as much “high living" and formality as they do in the college community. When non-fraternity men maintain higher scholastic standing than do their Grcek-letter friends, it appears as though some activities in college arc being emphasized too much, while others more vital and fundamental are understressed. Is it or is it not the fortune of the Pale Blue and the White to have no exclusive organization? Shall we consider her social life? Certainly, to approach the ideal there must be equal, ample and varied chances for all students to develop symetrically. Toleration should be given only to such entertainment and events as arc sure to contribute to the general well-being of every son and daughter of “Old Peru." Such training should be acquired here by those who arc going out. not only to lead the youth of this and other states, but also to take a leading role in the larger social spheres, that the effect shall react on the increased popularity of Peru graduates and an enlightened civilization. What arc the facts as they exist here? Certainly through the class units, literary societies, Christian associations, the churches and through the auspices of other organizations, many and varied, and it is safe to say generous, opportunities arc given to meet the normal tendency of sociability. Above this, however, is the fact that these advantages are of such wholesome character as to do nothing but contribute to the SUMMUM BONUM of everyone connected with this Hall of Learning. Social Democracy is here. Aristocracy must give way to the new order of things. Not over two score years ago a serious controversy arose between peoples of Chile and Argentina. They fought, but finally came to an understanding and pledged themselves never to struggle with each other again. In honor of this agreement and to afford some tangible and concrete memorial of this solemn pledge, they erected on the border line, in the heart of the Andes, a huge figure of the Christ, on the base of which were chiseled these words, “Sooner shall this figure crumble to dust, than shall Chilians and Argcntians break the vow which they have made at the foot of the Christ.” So. too, may the walls, the mortar, the stone of this institution crumble away before any son or daughter of Peru shall break the bond of sweet memory or forget the tie that binds all the loyal ones to their Alina Mater. One h mill red ci{thtth crrn

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.......................................................gjg burial tEinmts iJjalUiittr nt tit Ettrrrtt Stall The spirit of Hallowe'en had not hovered around many days before the Everett officers caught it and immediately began to act mysteriously. As the evening came near, others caught the contagion and secret meetings were held. But the rest of the society was not to be left out, and when on the eve of Hallowe’en, they gathered in their hall, it was found that by some magic power, a transformation had been effected. The room was dim; shocks of corn-stalks and piles of pumpkins suggested the season, while weird black cats, bats, witches and owls, conspicuously placed, looked down on the scene and gave the company the proper spirit for the entertainment. During the evening, games suited to the occasion were played. Perhaps the one which did most to test the character of the members was an airship ride. Several persons were asked to leave the room, then were brought back one by one. After being blindfolded and turned around two or three times, the adventurer was told to “step on board.” Then the trip began. The passenger could feel himself rising and the person who had been acting as his guide seemed far below; the trembling of the platform on which lie stood made him feel that he was, indeed, floating off into the air. This effect was heightened by his hitting his head upon what apparently was the ceiling. At this critical moment the aviator was told to jump. He did so and found that he had been deluded, for it had been no trip at all, but instead, a hallowe’cn joke. This put all in the mood for a frolic after which ring games were played, and the indispensible appleshooting and fortune telling were the order of the hour. After everyone had secured an apple and had learned what the future held in store for him refreshments were served. In the meantime the evening had slipped away, and it became necessary for the company to leave, but in the memory of Everetts, Hallowe’en eve of 1914 holds a prominent place. JHjtlnmatljran Sjallmitr’mt JJartir Hallowe’en suggests a long list of weird and uncanny sights and sounds too numerous to mention in detail. Add masquerade party to this and perhaps you can guess some of the things done by big Philos, little Philos, and Philos of all sizes, on the evening of October 31. We met in the chapel lobby in outlandish and motley disguises, even our voices having changed. Then through the dimly lighted chapel, we went up the platform steps and down again to the lower regions. A hot blast from Hades shut the door below with a bang. As a “stranger man” most heartily hugged each maiden, and a still stranger “damsel” did uth, we were reminded of earthly pleasures once enjoyed. Not ..1 icd by the attending shades, we proceeded past lighted candles, showed our strength of lung to St. Peter, who quickly sentenced •• ey down an inclined plane. On the floor below, surrounded •" -.'V : jack-o-lantcrns, we had our fortunes told by gypsies and One hundred eighty-nine

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