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One day in September, 1921, the east section of the Pern Chape! was crowded with Freshmen. Their shining faces, gay apparel, and lofty ideals were seen by the Spirit of Pep, who wondering from whence the bright light shone, came quickly and alighted on one of the open east windows of the Chapel. She was instantly attracted by the Freshmen, and conceived the idea of following them through their first year and thus giving them a good start on their college life.
Pep immediately began her self-imposed task. She accompanied the Freshmen on their first picnic, and such a good time as they had! She laughed with them at their Hardtime Party. She was an interested spectator at the Freshman-Sophomore Class Games, and rejoiced over the Freshman boys’ victory. Pep helped make the Banquet a success. She let no opportunity of showing her interest in the brilliant Freshmen pass unheeded. The result is the peppy Sophomore Class of this year.
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What can be more noble than to be an instrument in helping make friendships? Every year the religious organizations take this duty upon themselves by giving a Mixer. It is always an evening of enjoyment and this year it was expecially enjoyable.
From the time the new students entered the doors of the Training School until they left, they felt that everything was being done to help them get acquainted. Getting as many names signed on a paper as possible was the first means by which everyone could get acquainted. 'I'hc grand prize which went to Mr. Grandy was a grand "dime and pin”. There followed a program on which our celebrated "flapper” was billed. "He” gave a graceful, jazzy dance with two girls.
The crowd w’as divided into two groups, one remaining in the assembly room, the other going to the gymnasium. In the assembly room the guests were made to go through many contortions and it was a test of their physical equilibrium. (We thought their mental equilibrium would be put to a test later).
The group in the gymnasium enjoyed relay races of all sorts. By the time the football relay had been performed three times, the players were actually following rules of efficiency as laid down by some of the players of the evening.
To end the entertainment right, delicious refreshments were served. These were enjoyed and when it was time to leave, the appearances of some departing couples assured the committee that it had fulfilled its aim in helping to start friendships.
We could not send the Kearney Antelopes home with the thought of defeat too prominent in their minds, so we gave them a reception after the football game. In the afternoon the Kearney team proved to us that some real folks live at Kearney, but the reception as well as the Bob-Cats proved to the Antelopes that some real folks live1 at Peru, too.
The college orchestra furnished us with music, while the visiting team and the Peruvians were getting acquainted.
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The program consisted of:
Vocal solo ............................................................ Louise Harris
Piano solo .........................................................Mrs. (J. Church
Reading ............................................................Harriet Glasgow
Burlesque Act .......................................................................
Dancers: Iris Tobler and Thelma Howe.
Soloist: Birdie Baldwin.
The next feature of the program was a football game between Kearney and Peru, which was very realistic. This was pantomimed by a group of college girls. During the pantomime a poem, composed by Miss Bernice Peters, was read. Both teams did good playing and no one was injured. Who thinks now that girls can’t play football?
Refreshments of cocoa and pumpkin pie were served at the close of the evening.
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At the close of our most successful season, a sturdy bunch of football men gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Speer for the purpose of enjoying a banquet prepared in honor of the team. They were far from disappointed, for there was a table elaborately decorated and covered with food lit for any king. After doing justic to such an elegant banquet, we were entertained by speeches from various members of the team, Mr. Speer acting as toastmaster. We talked until three o’clock in the morning and then departed with smiles, pains, and buttonless vests. Thanking Mr. and Mrs. Speer for their kindness to the team throughout the season, we arc your loyal team of 1922.
In a few weeks Mr. Linn invited the team to attend a banquet prepared by him to show his appreciation of their splendid work. Upon entering the dining hall, we were dumbfounded for there was a table, which resembled a flower garden. Our little cupid football man was in its midst, wearing three service stripes to indicate his presence at three consecutive banquets. But do not think that it was entirely a flower garden, for before the evening was over, we had attempted a ten course dinner. Did we enjoy it? Well, just ask any of the boys. They say to forgive and forget. We may forgive him for the sleep we lost, but forget his banquet— never! Words cannot express our gratitude to him but we arc certain that he shall always be remembered as our football friend.
Thinking that two banquets were not suflicient for the team, President Caviness invited them to attend a third one at his home. It was not a bachelor affair, each man being allowed to bring his lady friend. This won the favor of all. When we had gathered at his home, we were instructed by our host and hostess to search for our photographs, placed in different parts of the rooms. Here we were greatly amused for we found the Coach at the age of three playfully splashing in a bathtub. After finding these funny faces in funny places, we spent the remainder of the evening playing games and listening to musical numbers by several members of the party. After such splendid entertainment, we thoroughly enjoyed the most delicious refreshments which were set before us. Only too soon did the hour of departure arrive, but we left convinced that President and Mrs. Caviness are marvels when it comes to entertaining young men and women.
At the end of our basketball season Mr. and Mrs. Speer again prepared a banquet for the team. “Enough said” for we all know their ability in preparing banquets. Ask a letter man.
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