Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1923

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— Alumni MAJOR WILLIAM DAILY "LEST WE FOROKT" Colonel T. J. Majors, president of the Board of Education, was .1 member of the first legislature of Nebraska. It was thru his efforts and those of his collcagu « from Nemaha County that the first State Normal School of Nebraska was located in Peru in 1867. Every building on the campus stands as a monument to his untiring efforts of the past fifty-six years on behalf of the institution he helped to establish. Not only has he helped Peru, but he has helped to secure appropriations for building of the other state normals, lie can justly be called the Cod fat her of the Nebraska State Teachers Colleges. He is now living on his farm near Peru. Major William Daily, also a mcinb r of the first legislature, who cooperated with Mr. Majors in securing the location of the first State Normal School. During his active life, he was always a factor in helping in every way the institution that was dear to his heart. He is now living at his home in Auburn with his two daughters, having passed his four score and ten years. •S. P. Majors, member of the first Board of Education, the father of Honorable T. J. and W. K. Majors, emmigrated from Kentucky in early manhood to the new state of Iowa, and later with his family moved to Peru. He is remembered by the older citizens as a man of character and strength. •Dr. John F. Neal, member of the first Board of Education, was always a true friend of Peru, lie gave to Peru the finest campus in the state of Nebraska. For over fifty years, he practiced medicine and endeared himself to the hearts of Peru and its community. No family was too poor, no storm too great, no distance too far to prevent the good doctor from going on his mission of mercy. Daniel C. Cole, member of the first Board of Education, taught school south of Peru before the war. He talked with John Brown when he made his only trip thru Peru carrying negroes north in a covered wagon drawn by a mule team. Mr. Cole is hale and hearty, living in his home in Peru, and is nearing his four score anil ten years. •—Deceased. COLONEL T. J. MAJORS S. P. MAJORS DR. JOHN F. NEAL DANIEL C. COLE Twenty-eight

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Administration ELM A I. HOCKLEY Bookkeeper MRS. SAMUEl. WAUGH, SR. House Mother— Mr. Vernon Hall Twenty-seven



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Alumni Z5l)e .peru Alumni Association. THE ALUMNI ROLL CALL FIFTY YEARS AGO Lydia Beu. I). T. Hayden Emma Lewis Holz George E. Howard Anna Moorhead Joy Frances Hum. Osborn Emma Brook Slossok AN ALUMNI MEETING FORTY YEARS AGO Normal Hall, July 13, 1883. “The Alumni Association called to order by the President, P. R. Sim. Roll called. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. By virtue of the constitution, the secretary was ordered to enroll the names of the class of 13S3, after which we listened to the following selections which were ably rendered: Music by committee. Essay, “The Iron Gates of Life”, Della Nuckols. Declamation, “Vera Victoria”, by P. R. Sim. Instrumental Duet, Misses Daily and Atkinson. Reading, "The Old ('lock on the Stairs”, Miss L. Bell Solo, "The Day is Done", by Miss Kate Hewed. •The program was followed by the election of ollicers which resulted as follows: President.......................................J. D. Graves, ’80 First Vice-President............................R. N. Piper, 79 Second Vice-President ......................Della Nuckolls, ’82 Third Vice-President ...........................Dora Wyne, ’33 Recording Secretary ............................Kate IIewett, ’82 Historian ..................................Mrs. A. Gowdy, 75 •By motion the report of secretary in regard to purchasing a book was adopted. ‘By motion the Association adjourned.” P. R. Sim, President. W. M. Clary, Secretary. AN ALUMNI MEETING THIRTY YEARS AGO Normal Building, June 15, 1893. "Meeting called to order by the president Roll call. Secretary’s report read. Moved and carried that the report be adopted with the exception of the explanation preceding the resolution. "Greetings received from Mr. Sim. "Report of committees. "Report of committee on securing an alumnus for a member of the school board called for. Mr. Duncanson reported nothing definite accomplished. “Committee appointed to consider attacks on Normal School reported. "Mr. Pierson reported on location and management of school, qualifications and activity of graduates. "Miss Birss reported on the course of study. Motion carried that a committee of three be appointed to consider revising the course of study. Committee: Miss Birss, chairman; Mr. Duncanson, Mr. Conklin. "Motion carried that a committee of three be appointed to investigate certain reflections derogatory to the character of the N. S. N. S. and its graduates and if they think proper to present the same for discussion at the regular business meeting of the Alumni; viz. Miss Birss, Mr. Mcnke and Mr. Pierson. "Motion carried that the members of the Alumni sit on the rostrum. “Motion carried that the proposed repetition of the tambourine drill be omitted. "Moved and carried that we adjourn.” J. V. Crabtree, President. Lizzie Shaffer, Secretary. Twenty-nine

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