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Philomathean Literary Society
Barnts Blanchard Blount, D. Blount, H.
Johnson, M. Johnson, V. Klauschic Knapp
Linvillc, E. May
Loken, Lenn Linvillc, H.
The Philomathean Literary Society was organized in 1869, soon after the establishment of the school as a state institution. Through all these years it has been one of the most worth-while organizations on the campus. The society was incorporated under the laws of Nebraska in 1870, and its charter now hangs in the faculty room.
The purpose of Philo is to develop the social attributes of its members. The high standards and ideals of the group are maintained by expansion into every field of intellectual activity. The organization has a literary basis, but music and dramatics also play their part in the program. Today the usual entertainment includes music, speeches, and social discussions.
THE • 95T ‘ PERUVIAN
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Sigma Tau Delta
Regular meetings of Sigma Tau Delta arc held every month, and at each meeting the organ i-zation takes up some phase of English. It especially stresses creative writing and offers an opportunity for constructive criticism and encouragement to all its members. This year because of the large mem-bership the usual Christmas meeting was expanded to original contributions. One meeting was devoted exclusively to drama and one meeting to work exclusively by the fall initiates. The February meeting,
a Valentine party at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Smith, was featured by humorous bits of writing. One of the spring meetings was a “Mark Twain” meeting featuring the senior members, and to which the Peru Scribblers Club was invited.
One of the outstanding features of the year was the publication of Miss Clark's poems, “At Christmas Time,” the sale of which was promoted by the organization. Phi Alpha was well represented in “The Rectangle” by poems written by Wilma James and Miss Tear, as well as in a number of other publications by different members. A play of the sawdust rings, written by Mr. Hayward was given by Pi Alpha as a convocation program, and Mrs. Jodcr has had a number of plays published during the last year.
Miller Pace Piucknctt Setzcr Smith Tear Wicchnsnn
Mullen Parrel Rogers Schaffer Speedlc Trauernicht Winter
Nabors Patterson Rnwon Shrader Spcich Waldo
Norwood Petersen Scolla Slinkcr Sunitn Wheeler
The organization sponsors a number of projects, such as the awarding of a medal each year to the freshman who writes the best essay on some specified subject. This year also a one act play contest was held within the group. Looking toward the future, Phi Alpha is considering the publication of a book or books here on the campus, in which our Peru talent may find expression.
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THE • V 5-V • PF RUVIAM
Philomathean Literary Society
Philo has one of the largest memberships of any organization on the campus. People who belong arc not "grinds” and "bores” but those who actually care for intellectual and social interests. Many of the purposes of Philo have been replaced by newer organizations, but this literary society still has its place in Peru's College.
Miss Grace M. Petersen, who is our faculty advisor and sponsor, is largely responsible for the success of this club. She has put forth much effort, and her opinions which are accepted as final have guided the society throughout the year.
Maystrick Meier Miller, L. Miller, R.
Wheeler Wielage, L. Wiclagc, M. Williams Woehrlc
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