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cd with each other. Held as it is, out in the open air, surrounded by exquisite landscape, beautifully decorated by nature’s artistic brush, one feels free to act and talk in his own natural way. A meeting such as this, is not marked by the stiff formality which is often present at various other receptions. Consequently, one feels more at case; more at liberty to do as he chooses and the “get-acquainted” part of the program is put into actual use.
Moreover, it arouses school spirit and an interest in the class as a whole. When the new student hears the yells and the songs, he realizes more than ever that he is a member of a distinct organization and that lie has an importance equal to that of any member of the class. In fact, everyone feels a thrill of school spirit such as he never felt before. Enthusiasm such as this can only come through a meeting of this kind.
On Thursday, October ist, we Juniors gathered together for our first party —“the get-acquainted party” if you please. About 4:30 P. M. we assembled in front of the chapel, each with his own cup and spoon, eagerly awaiting the word to proceed to the picnic ground. Soon our leader appeared and at his word of command, we started northward. And such joyful procession, nearly three blocks in. length! The merry group.made us feel that this was the largest Junior class in the history of the school.
We were safely conducted to a beautiful ravine in a picturesque grove adjoining the Juanita Fruit Farm. Here, numerous games were played. Chief commissaries, Messrs. Blankenship and Dallam, proved good their title when they accounted that supper was ready.
After each person had gotten his fill of wienies, bananas, oranges and cookies, we all gathered around the dying embers of the campfire which were shedding their glow in the growing dusk. Short speeches were given by different members of the class and our adviser, Mr. Beck. A vigorous rooting society was organized; new songs were introduced and the old yells were rehearsed.
Then in the twilight of that glorious October day, we journeyed back over the hills, singing our praises to Old Peru, and believing more firmly than ever that we were members of the best class in school.
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Registration is over; text books are secured; football spirit is rampant, and school work has begun in earnest. Questions that one hears on the Normal campus are these: How many Seniors are there? Is he a Senior? Is she?
IIow do you like your work? Getting homesick?
Such was the spirit and the condition of affairs when the Senior entertainment committee made arrangements for a class outing or “get-acquainted powwow.”
The rendezvous was in a wooded pasture southeast of our Old College Town. When old Sol was about to retire for the night, we found ourselves following the “wagon of rations.” On arriving at the place to pitch camp, the first order of the day was: Divide into four companies, according to the months in which you were born.
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witches. Relieved of our masks, we breathed freely once more. The cider was "awfully good.” and so was the pumpkin pic and doughnuts. We liked the Virginia Reel, too.
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Last fall, we Freshmen had our initiation, “get acquainted" picnic. We assembled in front of the chapel steps and when all had arrived, marched to Neal’s pasture, Peru’s favorite picnicing ground. The boys gathered fagots for a fire and then while the “committee” was preparing supper, we played games. Everybody was given opportunity to roast his own weinie and marshmallow. (Of course, some of the boys ate more than one.)
After supper, the main event of the evening occurred, namely the initiation of the Freshman adviser. The process was a very complicated and rather humiliating one, but Prof. Wilson came out of it unscathed. Next, the get-acquainted part of the program was given. Each person was asked to tell his name, where he came from, and to favor us with a “stunt” or memory gem. The air rang with our songs, yells, peals of laughter, and the boom of flashlight. It is hoped that we did not disturb any sleeping Peruvian as we merrily wended our way homeward.
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The 5th of October, the Sophomores held their picnic in Mr. Davenport’s pasture, just south of town. At 4:30, they met on the chapel steps and proceeded to the appointed place.
Although it was rather dark and a rain threatened, several snap-shots were taken of the crowd. These, however, did not prove a great success.
Some enthusiasm was aroused by playing a few old games until time for the supper. This was eaten around the camp-fire, and consisted of the ordinary “stuff” for such occasions, except that our adviser. Prof. Howie, ordered icecream brought out. This was indeed a treat and surprise.
Supper over, the class officers and Mr. Howie made speeches around the fire. Mr. Howie told of his unattained desire to be an orator, but if he is no orator he generally has something to say when the occasion demands.
The picnic ended, as all well behaved picnics should, with the class and Normal yells, and all went home feeling better acquainted, and with more class spirit than before.
Get off the earth!
Give us the scene!
We’re the class of ’17.
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Of the numerous events regularly scheduled for the class, perhaps one of the most interesting and one of the most important, at least one of the most enjoyable, is the annual “get acquainted” picnic.
This affair is two-fold in its result. First, it makes us feel better acquaint-
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