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The College Newspaper
Those who became heir to the Pedagogian in 1933 proved no less capable and dependable than staffs of the past. Hours of collecting, checking copy, proof reading, trips down the hill to the print shop, of thinking over headlines and page make-up all pass behind the scenes. The readers never know, but these tasks come wrapped up with the editorship of any publication. Wilma James, as the 1933-1934 editor, has not for one moment relaxed her grip. The Pedagogian has noticeably achieved progress as a reliable, worthwhile student organization in its constant endeavors to mirror both curricular and extra-curricular college life; to record college activities; to report college news; to feature alumni, student and faculty achievements; and to afford avenues of expression to those of journalistic leanings.
Faculty members edited the first publications, but the Pedagogian of today is an expression of student ideas and contributions. The "who, when, and where" of Peru is spread abroad through its pages.
Prize stories and poems from the Sigma Tau Delta Christmas program furnished much of the reading in a December edition. Peru Dramatic Club provided copy for the edition preceding the M. I. N. K. Dramatic Contest. Book week found recognition in another and Epsilon Pi Tau recorded its activities and history in a fourth. Every editorial published this year was pertinent to the life and happenings of the week. "Art Lamebrain" gave the "inside dope" on many who might have "got by" with much had he not always been a keen observer and an excellent listener. Two columns given over to a training school staff gave the high school and grades an opportunity to make known their achievements in athletics, dramatics, and music and to chronicle their social activities of the year. Balance in reading matter has been an aim of the 1933-1934 Pedagogian.
The Bobcat on the editorial page stands on the top of a hill, tense, prepared, sending forth his far-reaching cry, a true emblem of the Pedagogian and its dissemination of Peru news to high schools, colleges and alumni throughout the state.
GOERKE HOGUE LO. HUNZEKER
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THE 19 3 4 PERUVIAN
Other activities have had their beginnings, but debate has been always with Peru. The literary societies found debating one of the best entertainments at their meetings and argued the pro and con of numerous subjects. About 1896 several enterprising oung men organized the Ciceronian Debating Society, and in 1899, not to be outdone y the men, the ladies of Nebraska State Normal School organized the Athenian Society. In this same year George N. Porter called some boys together to discuss the advisability of securing a debate with the State Normal School at Emporia, Kansas, and by 1911 four annual intercollegiate wrangles were entered. Although the societies have not been in existence for several years and debate is not the only important activity of the campus, it is still in the limelight.
The debate squad closed the 1934 season with a fifty per cent rating in the class "A" State Debate Tournament, March 10. This tournament climaxed a full schedule of debates for the squad. Thirty-eight intercollegiate debates were held this year, double the number of last year and more than ever before held in one season. As is now the common custom among colleges, the debates, except those held in the state tournament, were not judged, attention being concentrated by the debaters upon winning popular support.
The season opened with attendance of the Marysville one-day invitation meet, and soon after this Marysville and Morningside were debated at Peru. One of the larger events of the season was a four-day trip into Missouri and Kansas, during which debates were held with six schools. Chadron was then entertained here. The State Forensic Meet was held at Hastings.
The Pi Kappa Delta question was discussed exclusively during the season—Resolved: That the powers of the president of the United States should be substantially increased as a settled policy.
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WILMA JAMES . . . Editor-in-Chief MERL PEEK ....
CAMILLA HASKINS . . Business Manager GERALD TYLER
J. W. TYLER.........................................Adviser
Business Manager Make-up Editor
The school grew, and there came a time when the students who attended desired some record of the society meetings, debates, campus life and a publishing of articles inspirational to the prospective teacher and alumni in the field. That desire taking form in the minds of Peruvians became a reality in "The Normal School Courier," 1892. That forerunner of the newspaper was more nearly a magazine as was its successor, "The Normal School Messenger," 1898. The best in literature from the campus and the world found its way into the pages of these little magazines, and the records of the campus activities show that Peruvians were truly enjoying themselves.
"The Normal School Journal" came to life in 1905, only to give way to "The Nor-malite" the following year. Though still in magazine form and published only once a month until 1915, when it achieved the size and form of a newspaper, the Normalite gives readers a distinct picture of Peru athletics, organizations, music, debates, social life until 1921, when the changing of the school from a normal to a state teachers college necessitated another name.
The Peru Pedagogian most aptly named proved its worthy successor.
Certain persons must ever be indelibly linked with these campus records. T. L. Van Vleet was editor of the 1892 "Normal Courier" with James E. Delzell and James H. Hayes as business managers, and J. A. Beattie edited the "State Normal School Messenger" of 1898. J. L. Akers, J. E. Morgan, John Hanna, Bert Swenson, Delzells, and D. H. Weber labored to publish the first Normalites. When the name became Pedagogian Paul Wilcox headed the staff. Names of those of journalistic leanings since that date seem more familiar to readers today: Arthur Majors, George R. Willy, Merritt Whitten, Jere Mickel, Joe Jones, C. E. Lefler, J. A. Jimmerson, John S. Boswell. Nona Palmer, Don Tyler, Merna Brownson, Iva Pierce, and Florence Martin.
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