Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1917

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S-hrt wan Ibm all, but the most cozy, comfortable homes imaginable. The blank white walls were made beautiful by pennants, pictures, and mottoes. It didn’t take “Cap” Kidd and Irvin Caldwell long to find the cozy corners. Was it by inspiration or suggestion? 1 wonder. All in all it was a most delightful reception and one that will long be remembered as one of the brightest spots in the monotonous grind of school life. Y. M. C. A. BANQUET One of the regular events of the year toward which all men of the school look with eager expectations is the annual banquet which is given by the V. M. C. A. The Third Annual Banquet was held in the basement of the Methodist Church, on the evening of February sixth. This event will be remembered by all who attended as one of the most agreeable social events of the year. Not only did it give the men of the school an opportunity to meet in mass, but it also afforded them an evening of hearty good fellowship and cheerful visitation. The fine supper served by the ladies of the church, the music, and the free-and-easy spirit which pervaded during the entire evening made even the most self-conscious youth feel at ease and lose the terror which a banquet is said to embody. 'The plan for the toast list was suggested by a basketball game. Mr. Arthur N. Longfellow acted as toastmaster in his usual pleasant and composed manner. Each man who was represented on the program deserves credit for his contribution. The toasts given were as follows: Toastmaster, A. N. Longfellow. The Coach, Lewis Tvlcr. The Captain, Cassius Kennedy. Teamwork, Stephen Durisch. The (ioal, Glenn (). Kelley. The Victory, Rev. E. A. Worthley. Each man brought out fine thoughts and some pleasant humor as well. There can be no doubt but that the influence of such events is far-reaching for the betterment of men’s characters, and that the cause for which the Y. M. C. A. strives is greatly enhanced. DRAMATIC CLUB RECEPTION The Dramatic Club reception at the opening of school was a howling success. As each member entered he was met by Miss Dunn and Mr. Craig, who turned him over to the committee. Each member was first tagged with some letter. After all had arrived they were told that they belonged to a certain party which, when arranged would spell the names of five schools in Nebraska. This caused considerable trouble, but it was soon discovered that the schools were Doanc College, Kearney Normal, Cotner University, Wesleyan, and Grand Island. S) 7

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•-'-'-------------------------■■»—isai —-. gymnasium of the T. J. Majors Training Building." No explanation was needed for we all understood the summons. Upon entering the gymnasium each had pinned upon him some card or design. When all had assembled, groups according to our slips were assigned leaders and we were sent to various rooms in turn. At one room we were waved in by a group of dusky maidens singing and dancing. There old and young had to dance the Virginia Heel until they dropped hot and breathless into nearby chairs. Then after being led down the hall we were met at the door by two dear little Dutch girls who gave to each a tiny cube of cheese. Partners were secured by the tying of two hands of two individuals who were to act as one in playing the game “Pussy wants a corner." In the mad rush that followed feminine shrieks arose above all the scramble. The now thoroughly enthusiastic crowd was ushered into the “American" room which was appropriately decorated with “Old (Jlory." Here we indulged in games that were very “American,” as far as the rapid pace was concerned. The last room represented Greece and of course, the Olympian games were held. Captains were elected and the races began. Two statelx maidens clad in the long white llowing robes of Greece upheld justice. The captain of the victorious side was crowned by the laurel wreath and with nearly every winning captain the dark green of the leaves was illuminated by the reflection of light from the polished surface enclosed by the circlet. The grand parade was formed and refreshments were served in the American room. The climax of the evening was reached when some of the most energetic began to perform “stunts.” Members of the faculty were ruthlessly dragged out on the floor and forced to entertain the fun-loving onlookers. Soon new-made friends were seen quietly stealing away together and shortly, silence settled down where had been merry laughter and loud chatter of voices. THK DORM RKCKPTION It has been the custom for years to have a reception at Mt. ernon Hall, hebruary 22, the birthday of our historic and beloved (leorge. I his year was not an exception to that custom. Those who had before attended one of these receptions were very eager to go, and those who had not attended were just as eager. As one Junior boy remarked, "I am anxious to see what it is like inside. 'The other time I went there it was a thru express.' No time for sight seeing." The guests were met at the door by colonial ladies, and escorted to the parlor, where they were very graciously welcomed by Miss Clcland and other distinguished personages. The next stop was at the punch howl. Phis was the most popular stop of all, judging from the way Wilber Kmmert and “Marty Craig lingered there. From this delightful spot, charming ladies conducted the guests thru the rooms, which our vivid imaginations had pictured as prisons. I hey were not prison-like at iDt7

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The master of ceremonies then informed us that vc were attending a track meet and the usual rules would be observed. Th first event was the standing broad grin. Each school was allowed three contestants. This event was closely contested by Wesleyan and Cotncr, but the first place was awarded to Cotncr. The second event was the Shot Put, in which each school had two contestants. The third event was the Egg and Fan race, which caused much excitement and stern ruling on the part of the field judges. The next event was a Peanut contest, in which each school had only one contestant. He had to stab four peanuts with a hatpin and carry them across the room one at a time. The fifth event was a boy’s cracker eating race. After the contestants had been chosen some were missed. The opposing teams discovered they had gone for a drink of water so that they might be able to win more easily. Appreciating the difficulty of those who had not gone after water, the judges brought forth a pail full and served the contestants all alike. The last event was the Hoop relay. 'This contest caused very much arguing and finally had to be repeated. The scores were counted up and a prize given to the school winning in the most of the contests. The close of the track meet was of course refreshments. Before all were served the lights went out but everyone went bravely on eating the cake with a spoon until some one found a candle and a match. (ILEE CM BS ENTERTAINMENT What the members of the Glee Clubs insist was the most enjoyable, "homey,” event of the whole year, took place at "Seven Oaks,” the home of I)r. and Mrs. House, on the evening of February eighteenth. Soon after the arrival of the guests. Dr. House announced his intention of reading a story, giving the company the privilege of choosing whether it should be a page from the dictionary, an essay from Carlyle, or a Sherlock Holmes story. Sherlock easily carried off first place in the vote, the page from Webster taking second, so our host, by the light of a candle, read the story of the Spotted Band, while the "audience’ sat in the dim light of the flickering candles with a growing sense of horror. he host s proposal, made just at the climax of the story, that he should “quit now, and finish this some ether time when we’re all together again,” met with an emphatic veto. At the conclusion of the story, the lights were again turned on, to the vast comfort of some of the listeners, and refreshments were served. The tactful tactlessness of it is carefully planned and given in a noble spirit. The musical part of the evening was opened by the Men’s Club singing a few of the selections the rest wanted, and one or two that they wanted. 1 hen the Girls’ Club reciprocated with some of their best, after which the host and hostess gave a wonderful duet, responding to many encores. At this point Kingsley’s presence was demanded, but he had vanished and could not be found. j 7

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