Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1917

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Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1917 Edition, Page 195 of 302
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£r PHILOMATHEAN HALLOWE’EN The pouring rain on Hallowe’en did not dampen the ardor of the jolly loyal Philos, who were on their way to the Philo masquerade. They were well repaid by having the jolliest possible time. The guests entered the gymnasium through the back entrance. The unique idea of having Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell visited by the guests was appreciated and enjoyed( ?) by all the merry makers. When the people entered the balcony they found St. Peter, alias Jcdermann, presiding over Heaven and sentencing all miscreants to Purgatory. A slide from the balcony to the floor was the means of accomplishing this journey. The boys’ north locker room was the site of the aforementioned Purgatory. The terrors of this place been duly experienced the sentence, "Go to Hell”, in flaming letters was given to the victims who at once began their final journey by way of the ladder into Coach Johnson’s office. When Hell, the girls’ locker room was reached troubles began in earnest. All the victims marched over the rolling planks, grasped gloves filled with wet sawdust, took electric shocks, fell over piled up mats, bumped into conveniently placed sawhorses and were scratched by a live cat. Some were inwardly quaking but outwardly calm and others’ shrieks rent the air and mingled with the groans of the ghosts. After this nerve racking experience the pallid victims emerged, received their fate pictures and read the fortunes acquired in purgatory. Games of “Ten Little Indians,” “Skip-to-my-Lou,” and ‘‘Miller Boy" were enjoyed for the rest of the evening. About nine o’clock the football team, just arrived from York, joined us. Refreshments of ice cream and opera sticks were served—a welcome relief from the doughnuts and cider which had been a feature of nearly all the other fall affairs. THE Y. W. C. A. PICNIC The Y. W. girls, one hundred all told, met in the gymnasium for a “get-acquainted” picnic on Friday afternoon September 20th. Formal introductions were dispensed with and the old game of politeness substituted but instead of a mere bow when the runners met, they stopped, shook hands, and told each other their names. As soon as all the girls had assembled and been “introduced," the merry rollicking games of “Three-deep” and “Flying Dutchman" were played. If there has been a girl who has thought that in order to be a member of the Young Women’s Christian Association she must become sober, grave, and dignified, we wish she could have seen the jolly one hundred when they became excited over the rabbit and hound game. Even the most sober of the girls became so enthusiastic and tired that a rest was needed before the great event of the picnic. The girls formed a line and marched to one end of the gymnasium where the following supper—sandwiches, pickles, pumpkin pie, apples, and coffee—was served in cafeteria style. At seven o’clock the supper over, the girls voted the picnic a grand success and left the gym. i9i7

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Z f(? y° ri v af7 Several of the group were greatly “put out’’ when one of our number sat down upon the loose end of a log on which our cream can was resting for a short time, and the contents of the improvised pitcher were contributed to mother earth. The remainder of the evening was spent in playing charades and a great deal of fun was derived from many of the unique ones which were given. The party broke up at an early hour and the participants returned to the routine of school life, patiently tc await the coming of another enjoyable occasion. EVERETT HALLOWE’EN PARTY There is one place in this school you always have the best time and that’s at Everett. The Hallowe’en party was an exceptionally good one. All were asked to come masked. Wc were met at the library steps by a charming darkie, who escorted us down stairs where the jack-o’-lanterns, black cats, and bats winked and stared at us. The leaves made an awful weird noise as they rustled around in the dim light. What fun to try and guess every one, why! some didn’t even know their own neighbors. Then they bobbed for apples, ate doughnuts from a string, had their fortune told, met their early ancestors and saw the terrible things that happen on Hallowe’en. Lovely refreshments were served and it was later rumored that certain loyal members forgot to bring their manners and ate so much the remainder of Hallowe'en night was spent “Seeing things.” M E. VERNON CHRISTMAS PARTY This year that charming old friend, our good Saint Nicholas, was honored by a Christmas party given on December 9, by the girls of Mt. Vernon Hall. There were pleasing decorations of ferns and brightly trimmed evergreen trees. Paper horns, bells, reindeers and the Santa Claus reminded one of the rewards of good little boys and girls on Christmas morning. The game of Jerusalem and Jacob was enjoyed. Shouting proverbs seemed to be very amusing, although there was present the difficulty of readily recognizing unfamiliar quotations equally as long as the Junior grammar sentences to be diagrammed in examinations. One of the features of the evening was a contest, where shadowgraphs of various frequent visitors at the dormitory, were presented for inspection. Each person was given a cotton snow ball containing a half of a candy heart. The problem then was to find the rest of the heart and it was many minutes before the broken pieces were all mended. Brick ice cream and cake were served. After these refreshments, “Miller Boy”, “Pig in the Parlor”, “Skip-to-my-Lou”, and “Ten little Indians” were played. The hour for farewells came only too soon. The young men many times characterized the evening as ecstatic, entrancing, and rapturous. At last the delightful smiles of leave taking were over. After cheering for Miss Cleland and the girls, and singing appropriately “Good Night Ladies”, each guest departed reluctantly, and strangely enough, alone.



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y riswan On Friday night, December third, at 8:30, the Peru commercial club entertained the Normal football squad at a banquet in the K. P. parlors in celebration of the most successful season ever enjoyed by a Peru team. After a big supper, our jovial banker, R W. Kelley took the chair, and speeches were in order. Karl Fisher gave a short, inspiring talk on Peru’s football history and heroes of a former day, surcharged with hearty good fellowship and sound advice for football players in general. He depicted the game of football as an invaluable agent of development, and recalled many pleasant personal associations. Coach Johnson responded with a eulogy of his team, saying that a marked absence of jealousy and “crabbing”, the bugbears of a football coach, has typified the team all the way thru, and that this season, while a signal one in the athletic history of Peru, has been brimful of genuine pleasure for himself as well as his players. Toasts were also given by E. K. (iood. Captain Haney, President Hayes, and our old friend Col. T. J. Majors, all of whom were heartily applauded. After complimentary cheers the guests departed, each congratulating himself upon having been a member of such a team, his sentiments being 'Rah for the team. Rah ;or the coach. Rah for the captain, and Rah for the Commercial Club. TRAINING TEACHERS’ RECEPTION Once during the school year our critic teachers lay aside all the dignity of office, all thoughts of plans or aims or conferences, and invite the Seniors to be their guests for an evening of fun and frolic. Such an event took place this year on the tenth of March. The guests were received in the gymnasium of the new Trainers’ Building, which had been transformed into a bower of roses, with—yes really! an old fashioned well in one corner, where the most torturing thirst might be quenched. As our boys are known to be shy, an auction sale had been arranged, that they might have partners without the embarrassment of asking. .Mr. Eetler conducted the sale in his inimitable manner, selling one, three, or five boys at prices ranging from a candy kiss to a happy home. When all had secured partners there was a grand march, led by Miss Downing and Arthur Bell, followed by the grand hesitation, which bore much resemblance to the part of “Miller Boy” where “the ladies step forward and the gents fall back." When we had marched and hesitated to our heart’s content, we divided into live groups, and retired to separate rooms to plan stunts which should surpass all ever thot of before. Soon we reassembled in the main room, and were entertained by the most varied performances imaginable. 'The prize was awarded to an excellent exhibition of hypnotism. Delicious refreshments of ice cream and wafers followed the stunts. Then, as we had had enough of frolic, we were given an instructive and solemn lecture by Prof. Smith, in which the members of the faculty and some were seen as others have never seen them.

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