Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1923

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IMiilomathcnn HOWE. R. MCDANIEL 6 J. POOL Gr. SHOWACtER C.THOMPSON D. PONEROX G. MALLORY E.NOVOTHV M. W LSON E.SCHAFER J. TAYLOR PARRJOTI_ G. THOMAS MiAft - A. MAJOR'S F.NOtRRLINOER IQ07 — 1920 'T mihA' KCV .N- PIERCE _____R ROTMLftT A P .PETTIT LE.MfflA TeR Seienly-niue



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Philomathcan jpljilomafyean The Philomathean Literary Society is the oldest organization of its kind in Nebraska. It was first organized as a literary society in 1867—the year that the school became a state normal with Wilson Majors as President. The word Philomathcan means “Lovers of Learning”—which has been and is the motto ol every Philomathcan. The society was organized for the purpose of literary advancement, and of acquiring a practical understanding of parliamentary rules. Because of the high standards set by the charter members, a great responsibility rests upon the present supporters of the organization. When the society was first organized, there was a membership of twenty. This year we have an enrollment of eighty-eight of which sixty-three are life members. The officers consist of two advisers and three trustees, a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, literary critic, and reporter. Meetings are held every two weeks. The meetings this year have been especially fine. The musical numbers and literary selections given have shown what remarkable talent and ability we have among our students. The first social event of the year was the reception for new members, which was held in the Training Building October 6. The reception was on a very informal basis and did much toward making the new members feel that they were really a part of the organization which they had joined. One of the most enjoyable events of the year was the Christmas party. This consisted of a splendid program and games. When the merriment was at its height, Santa appeared with his toy sack, and what a good time all the Philomathcan boys and girls had playing with the gifts Santa brought them. The most important event of the year was the celebration of the fifty-fifth anniversary, which was held February 8th in the High School Assembly. The meeting was an open-ses- sion and invitations had been extended to all old members of the society, students, town’s people and members of the faculty. The feature of the evening’s program was to bring back to mind the history of the Philomathcan Society. There were seven different periods represented, the years being as follows: 1867; 1S80; 1890; 1900; 1910; 1920; 1923. Before the introduction of each period, the pianist played a soft prelude to invoke the spirit of the Philomathean Society to appear. The “spirit” wore a quaint gown that might have graced some pretty girl of 1S67, when the society was first organized. In a charming manner she introduced the representative of each period and spoke of the interesting things dene by the society at that time. Many old members were there to enjoy the reminiscences of former days. Those who were not there in person, were there in spirit for many letters and telegrams were read during the evening. Many were from such well-known people as Judge I.ytton, J. W. Crabtree, H. C. Fi I ley, W. T. Davis, and E. L. Rouse. Other people whose names appear upon the early records, who have gained worthy positions of prominence are: T. J. Majors, Dr. Geo. Howard, M. C. Lcflcr and many others. We also have a good representative of Philo in our faculty. These arc: Mr. Delzcll, Miss Foster, Miss Palmer, Miss Gocklev, Miss Rhinehart, and Mr. Schocnikc. The last two members named were our advisers this year, and they have done much to make us feel that the spirit of learning is generated and nourished by the Philomathcan Society, by the love of doing. As long as this spirit exists, this society shall be as it always has been—a power for good. Highly one

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