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After a general song service, the party regretfully broke up, complaining that “midnight comes awfully early these nights." What they thought of the evening may be learned from the shocked neighbors, who heard the old familiar yell splitting the silence of the Sabbath morning.
“What’s the matter with Dr. House?"
“Who's all right?”
On the evening of Saturday, April Fourteenth, everyone who during the year had taught the ninth or tenth grade, assembled in the new gymnasium, which then appeared like a beautiful, graceful, bower of green and white. As the crowd moved about at first smiling, and finally breaking into a whole-souled laugh, pupils and teachers jostled and jested with each other.
The first game, “Two Happy Minutes," gave all an opportunity for getting better acquainted by having six dates with different people during twelve minutes. Surely such a record is to be envied unless any serious results come from the mixing and breaking dates.
It was then discovered that a copper mint was located somewhere near for pennies were generously distributed to all present. The answers to twenty questions were found on the penny. A new definition of a messenger, “one cent,” proved the catch for most guessers.
Dean Rouse, Harry Smith, Marty Craig, and Kingsley House, demonstrated several new methods of cross country travel, as they went over the expanse of flooring on their heads or hands.
When all the fishermen had caught a fish in the pond, they went into the dining room and were served refreshments at small tables. The green and white candles Dr. House was put to the test in inducing some of the more backward members of the Men’s Club to go in and sit with the ladies, but they were used to minding their director, so they went.
THK HIGH SCHOOL RKCKPTION
It is often said that a parent raises a child, and then the child raises the parents. However, false or true, this statement may be, it is a fact that the Peru Senior High School, taught the Normal Seniors, what a grand success a reception may become when cast a soft light over the room, while the waitresses flitted about from table to table.
The blinking of the lights drew forth a general groan because it was the signal for the preparation for departure. Mr. Spacht then led the Color Song, but no leader was needed as everyone with an earnest vim and enthusiasm, answered the query, “What’s the matter with the High School?" by, “They’re all right. You bet—cvery-time. Three cheers for the Peru High School students who are not only good thinkers but the best of entertainers."
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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.
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Prof. Hoyt and the Chemistry students met in Science Hall, where they gave tlie class yell, and then started on their picnic tramp.
Each person had pinned on him a slip of paper with his name and a representation of the place from which he came. The students walked in twos changing partners every few minutes to get acquainted with all there and guess the names of the towns from which they came.
On the way there we visited the ice-plant and the making of ice was explained to us. We next visited the cider mill and were invited to drink all the cider we wanted. A little farther on we visited an apple orchard.
When we reached the river, the girls were offered prizes of live, three, and two cents for hitting floating pieces of wood hut no one earned the prizes.
When we had started across fields on our return home, it was discovered that one of the girls had left her hat about a half mile down the track. While some went hack to get it, the rest feasted on grapes.
After climbing many hills and fences, and going thru cornfields, we at last reached the athletic field where Mr. Palmer had the coffee made. We roasted “wienies” and had sandwiches, pickles, and doughnuts.
While we were eating, sli| s of paper were passed around on which each wrote a description of his future choice. These were sent up in a ballon and all arc waiting anxiously for the results.
We next looked at the moon thru a stereoscope.
Hcforc leaving for home, we all voted Mr. Hoyt a royal entertainer.
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