Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1934

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Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE) online yearbook collection, 1934 Edition, Page 93 of 168
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 Sigma Tau Delta National English Fraternity Each year Sigma Tau Delta is accustomed to entertain some notable speaker as the principal event of the year's program. Both this year and last year it was honored by Dr. John S. Neihardt. poet laureate of Nebraska. Every year, in order to stimulate interest in the society and in creative writing, a gold medal is awarded at Commencement time to the freshman who has written the best essay. Literary efforts of the members are published quarterly in "The Rectangle," the fraternity's official magazine. The local chapter has been represented in this and other publications during the year. Marion Marsh, Mrs. Norwood, Mrs. Lon Graf, Mrs. B. K. Baker, Miss Grace Tear. Hazel Dit-loff and Betty Pancake have had work recognized. Three plays written by Phi Alpha Chapter members have been presented on the college stage. Anna Best Joder's one-act farce. "The Decimal Point." was given as Sigma Tau Delta's annual convocation program, and her tragedy, "The Shadow," won second place for Peru High School in the M. I. N. K. Dramatic Contest. In March the college Dramatic Club presented "In the Shadow of a Rock." written by E. P. Conkle. a Peruvian who is achieving nation-wide fame as a playwright. Phi Alpha Chapter has a very creditable number of other members who have become outstanding figures in their fields. The following poem was written by one of the society's best-loved members, Miss Esther Ann Clark, and has been set to music by another member, Evelyn Brecht. The words were inspired by a particular friend, but Sigma Tau Delta has adopted them as the perfect expression of its spirit of fellowship. BY THE WAY Side by side we walked together For a while. Two good comrades of an hour Or a mile; But the whole day long was brighter And its steady trudging lighter For your smile. It was more than just a meeting Of the day. For the earnest of its handclasp Lasts for aye: And it makes all friendship sweeter, Yes, and life itself completer All the way. MAY NABORS PETERSEN SPEEDIE TRAUERNICHT WINTER NILES SCHMIDT SUNITA WALDO WRIGHTSMAN MARTIN MULLEN PANCAKE SMITH TEAR WHEELER

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Lambda Delta Lambda National Physical Science Fraternity OFFICERS HUBERT FILLEY . CHARLES PENNEY DANA SCHNEIDER MORAS SHUBERT ALFRED KNAPP . . . President Vice-President . . Treasurer . . Secretary Sergeant-at-Arms BUEHLER KNAPP PENNEY SCHNEIDER FILLEY NEMAN RAILSBACK SHUBERT KINGSOLVER PATE SAYER WARE 1933-34 saw the installation of the newest national fraternity on the campus, Lambda Delta Lambda. The local group, the Kappa Chapter, was installed June 27, 1933, at which time nine members were initiated. The charter members of this chapter are Ora Ferguson, Hubert Filley, Alfred Knapp, Charles Penney, Moras Shubert, Elizabeth Sprague, and Dr. F. E. Ware. Initiates added to this list the first semester were Huston Kingsolver, John Neman, Robert Pate. Darrell Railsback, and Robert Sayre. The first chapter of the fraternity was organized at Fairmont. West Virginia, in 1925. Since then nine other chapters have become affiliated. The second chapter to become associated with this honor society is located at another of Nebraska's State Teachers Colleges. Beta Chapter at Wayne. There is also a chapter at Kearney. To promote interest in the study of the Physical Sciences is the aim of Lambda Delta Lambda. This purpose is accomplished in two ways: first, by scholarship restrictions for membership, and secondly, by a requirement that each member complete a project in these fields. This project must show some originality. It may be a demonstration or model pertaining to some principle of physical science, or, if in the form of a report, it must be the summarization of extensive reading on a chosen subject. These projects are presented at a regular meeting for approval. The programs are devoted to setting forth and discussing subjects of latest scientific interest, stimulating at all times a desire to read current science periodicals.



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CHARVAT CRAWFORD DUNNING GRUBB KINGSOLVER BARRETT CLARK DICKERSON GIBBS JAMES UNVIILE BRANDT COPE DIDDEL GILBERT JEFFRIES McClellan Sigma Tau Delta National English Fraternity OFFICERS HAZEL NILES . . . WILMA JAMES . . HELEN GILBERT . . MRS. INICE DUNNING . DR. G. W. SMITH President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer . . Historian Adviser Sincerity. Truth and Design, the three elements of good writing, are symbolized in the name of this fraternity. Sigma Tau Delta is a national English fraternity aiming to promote the mastery of written expression. to stimulate worth-while reading, and to foster a spirit of fellowship among men and women specializing in English. In order to become an active member of Sigma Tau Delta a student must major in English, maintain high scholastic standing in all subjects, and publish a specified number of words in student newspapers or elsewhere. The society is an outgrowth of the English Club at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, South Dakota. Plans worked out for the local group there met the approval of heads of English departments in other institutions, and resulted in the nationalization of the order under its present name, in 1924. There are more than seventy chapters in the United States. The preliminary work of organizing was done by Professor J. Q. Owen, who is now executive secretary, with offices at Wayne. Nebraska. Phi Alpha Chapter was organized at Peru State Teachers College by Professor E. C. Beck in 1926. It was at that time the only national fraternity on the campus, and is still one of the most active. Dr. Beck is now at Central State Teachers College. Mt. Pleasant. Michigan, and is making a study of the lumber-jack ballads of the Michigan "shanty-boys.' In a visit to Peru last fall he entertained the student body with some samples from his collection. Sigma Tau Delta has monthly meetings, each based upon some phase of literature. The Christmas meeting is always devoted to the reading of original contributions by the members. This year the Freshman Scribblers were Christmas guests.

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