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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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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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TRAINING TEACHERS’ RECEPTION
MT. VERNON PARTY
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