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FRLSHMAN-SOPHOMORE BANQUET, 1923
One Hundred Thirtystx
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Stunts of tt)e Stuntiost ear
Numerous and clever have been the stunts performed this year. Convocation exercises, parties, and in fact most every instance in which a group has been assembled together, have left a lasting impression upon us because of some unusually striking stunt. What name could more fittingly characterize this year than the “Stunt Year"?
Before the football game several Peru Flappers and Cake-eaters entertained at convocation by acting as though they were seeing the Peru ---- game on the screen. How enthusi-
astically Miss Palmer and Miss Blankenship chewed gum! “Bob” Parkinson, greatly excited, had no discretion in using her fists on Grandy who sat in front of her. Every time Peru made a touchdown, the “audience” rose and cheered wildly. Needless to say, Peru won the game.
Who could forget the stunt with which the Sophomores entertained at convocation? It was at this meeting that David Costello demonstrated the “I'akim Oppositckatin”, a machine of remarkable power which would change the features, size, or stature of any one present, according to his desires. Volunteers were called for. Several who wished to be changed ventured to the demonstrator, made known their wishes, and were at once placed in the machine. The process of change was begun. Oh, the groans of the victims and the rumble of the machinery! But they who withstood the torture were gratified to find that, after they emerged from the machine, their desires had been granted. When the audience saw Tiny Showalter come out a slender youth, the demonstrator could scarcely supply the demands of buyers.
The original stunt that the Everetts gave when it was their turn to entertain at convocation, will long be remembered by the spectators. It showed in truly realistic fashion the troubles of a Ford owner. Four young men represented the wheels and another was the “spare tire”. Mr. Teich, the owner of the Ford, had great trouble in keeping the tires inflated, but the great climax came when, like the wonderful onc-hoss shay, the entire machine played out, spilling its occupants over the stage.
“During Illiteracy Week” the History Department entertained. Their representation of America as a Melting Pot was very striking. “Bud” Clark, dressed as "Uncle Sam" had something to say about each person that he stirred into the Melting Pot. There were foreigners, illiterate mountaineers, a negro, an Indian, and a factory girl who were turned into desirable citizens by “Bud’s” efficient stirring.
Another original stunt was that representing the sale of Peruvians. The stage was furnished to represent the Peruvian Office. Dick Madden thought that the surplus money from the sale of Peruvians would enable the editor to take a trip to California, besides leaving the rest of the staff enough money to buy a cigar apiece. How eagerly the prospective buyers devoured the pages of the Annual (Sears Roebuck Catalogue). As Ruby Thompson looked through the Faculty Section, making remarks about each one, several students dressed to represent the different members of the Faculty passed across the stage. Mrs. Waugh was well represented by “Pat” Hcafcy. The office force was swamped with orders for the Peruvian. “Beer” Place, dressed as a girl, was too late to get an annual. Heartbroken, he squeezed a sponge, causing large tears to fall and then fainted. Just then, Gwendolyn Mallory, as Grossoehme, came along with the “orders to close up". Seeing the girl, he gave a sympathetic gesture and with the words, "Oh, I understand, I understand”, he tripped lightly out. The curtains were pulled from before the blackboard disclosing the Moral: "Buy Your
At the rally before the Chadron game, a short pantomime was given. Harriet Glasgow as Miss Championship was constantly attended by her devoted suitors, Mr. Peru, Mr. Wayne, Mr. Cotner, Mr. Kearney, and Mr. Chadron. How they hovered about her to get her favor! But Peru, of course, held her attentions the best, and as the other suitors came near her, they were quickly disposed of by the brave "Peru”. Mr. Kearney was more gallant than the rest of her suitors for he brought her a box of candy. Mr. Midland and Mr. Wesleyan paced in the background watching for an opportunity to have "Miss Championship”. But with Peru at her side, Miss Championship” was safe.
Flic above by no means completes the list of stunts performed during the year, but merely serves as an example of others as clever and original.
One Hundred Thirty-five
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Ot)£ Jfrestjmari-Sopbomore banquet
Friday, April 13, 1923, has passed, and with it has gone one of the most happy and successful evenings spent in Peru. This was the day of the Freshman-Sophomore Banquet. It may he that there were sighs of relief from the Freshmen, but there were undoubtedly many more sighs of contentment and exclamations of admiration.
'Flic Freshmen first assembled their guests in the kindergarten room, which by the use of rugs, furniture, and ferns, had been transformed into an inviting reception room. Then Mr. Boren, Master of Ceremonies, formed the line of march, and to the strains of sweet music we were led into a phantom of delight. It was a fairy-land garden in far-away Japan.
The roof was made of wisteria vines and moss, and beyond the lattice work were rows of blossoming cherry trees. And then a touch of real Japan was added. At the entrance into the garden was a pagoda, covered by vines of wisteria.
The tables were illumed by tall amber candles, and favors of slant eyed Japanese Maidens stood at each plate.
The Menu prepared and served by the Domestic Science Department was a typical example of their efficiency and skill. The courses were served by fair maidens of Japan, dressed in their native costume. They did their work to music in an orderly and rhythmic manner, thus making it a pleasurable task. The following courses were served:
Amber Cocktail Roast Chicken Oyster Dressing
Mashed Potatoes French Peas Olives
Buttered Rolls 1923 Salad Wafers
Maple Nut Ice Cream Cake
The first number of the evening, given immediately after the guests were seated, was a “Butterfiy Dance” by Mary Shirley Holch and Opal Cowell, performed in a true butterfly fashion.
Music was furnished throughout the evening by the Faculty Orchestra. In addition to these numbers were two vocal solos by Miss Esther Blankenship, and two violin solos bv Mr. Vladimir Jisa, appreciated and enjoyed by all.
Finally after the coffee and mints had been served the Jinrikisha Man from the land of the rising sun, introduced the speakers of the evening. He was none other than Mark Delzell, the Toastmaster. Skillfully he guided us through the evening and acquainted us with his followers, who addressed us thus:
"Okaeri” ......................................................Mr. M. Bell, ’24
"Odenasi” .....................................................Mr. C. Clark, ’23
“Omedato” ..................................................................Pres. Cavincss
“Irrashi” .....................................................Miss D. Pettit, ’23
“Chon Chon”....................................................Miss M. Miller, ’24
“Sagonara” ..........................................................Miss G. Tear
“Naruhodo”, which was to have been given by Colonel Majors, was left untold because of his absence.
The evening was brought to a happy and successful close, and left the tic of friendship between these classes more firm and true.
One Hundred Thirty-seven
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