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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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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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Z3l)e .first Hfome-(Lommg 1922
The first annual Home-Coming was a great success. We feel that this success was due to the real spirit which every graduate of Peru has for his Alma Mater.
Those who were Freshmen last year, when they saw the familiar faces of the graduates of 1922, experienced the same feeling one has upon meeting classmates after a vacation. As Mr. Maxey said at convocation, the school has progressed hut the former graduates feel that the same spirit which was prevalent when they were an active part of the school, still exists and welcomes them on their return.
There are many reasons why every college should have a "Fall Home-Coming”. The school is not only the logical meeting place for the alumni, but it furnishes recreation which has a far reaching influence. It renews and keeps up the interests of former graduates in Peru College of today, so that they feel that they have the support of the entire Peru Alumni.
As soon as the alumni began to arrive, the spirit of host and hostess was kindled in each student. All who had special duties toward furnishing events for the Home-Coming had as their aim to make the entertainment as pleasurable as possible. A reception was held in the faculty room after the high school game on Thursday afternoon. Thursday evening the girls of Mt. Vernon Hall entertained the alumni by a party. The concert given by the Faculty Orchestra was the main feature of the party. The program which it rendered was fine enough to be given at any public performance, and the school may well be proud of their Faculty Orchestra.
At convocation Friday morning we were again reminded of the spirit of the school and although it was regretted that the new chapel was not completed, the program did not lack the true spirit.
The Freshman-Sophomore game was enjoyed by the alumni because they could look on unprejudiced and they realized that in it all was the spirit of "good fellowship” which has always existed between the classes of the school. By next year the auditorium will be completed and the Home-Coming event may be carried still farther for the appreciation of the alumni.
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We came in aprons and overalls early in the fall And a mighty good time was had by all.
Our first Freshman party was a prophecy of the peppy good times which were in store for us. Everybody entered with zeal into real old-fashioned country games. For proof of the success of Skip-to-rny Lou, Mr. Holch will be glad to testify. We arc confident of the fact that Mark did not borrow his costume. It was too realistic and became him too well. Our pink-cheeked, dainty, little country lasses shone brightly among the sturdy stalwart, native Nebraska sons.
Can we soon forget Captain Jinks and Three Old Maids a Skating Went? Years and college cares slipped from the shoulders of all and were lost in the realm of good time land. For who could be sad, or who could even he dignified among the jollities of the evening?
When we see a little girl with her hair in two pigtails, rolled up and tied in back of the cars, we will remember Desda who assumed this girlish style of hairdress. Along with this we must not forget to mention Hugh Stoddard's monstrous patches on his well-worn overalls.
Millard Bell and June Taylor in quaint costume and powdered hair assumed the role of host and hostess in their imaginative country home. Forrest Bell was most impressionable in his khaki work-a-dav clothes and high topped boots.
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