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The Parlor Car
RULES FOR THIS CAR (Will the following people take Special notice.)
1. All couples must sit at least 12-inches apart— John Magor and Eleanor Niemann.
2. Please don’t pull the tapestry loose—Eugene Imler.
3. Return all magazines to office immediately— All magazine readers.
4. Please leave lights on—Hoys visiting car.
5. Put all rubbish in incinerator—Whole third floor.
6. Do not leave without signing out—June Hoskins.
7. Everybody must be aboard at 10:30—Ruth Lvtton.
8. No smoking.
9. Music lessons in Baggage Car—All those who yodel, tap dance, own bazookas, sweet potatoes, or snore.
10. I)o not climb in windows—Thelma Arthur.
11. The telephone booth is not to be used for that good-night kiss—Ailcen Kelley and R. Cameron Sweenie.
12. Quiet please. You’re grown up now—All young ladies and young gentlemen.
13. The various ornaments standing around are vases not waste baskets—All candy bar eaters and gum chcwers.
14. Do not tear up newspapers in little pieces. If you feel like making a trail, the north woods arc recommended—All those persons with suppressed emotions.
15. Person’s with wild animals must go to rear of car—Ruth Howe.
OUR OWN BELIEVE IT OR NOT:
Dick Magill has to tic his neckties on the doorknob.
Dorothy Maystrick once got a grade lower than an “A”.
Johnnie Green and Winnie Hall weren’t sitting neck to neck in the parlor.
Evie Jones had a wrinkle in her dress.
Jeanne Burgncr was called down for being too loud.
Jack Heck was once speechless.
Charlotte Martin doesn’t bleach her hair.
Mable Mitchell forgot to stop after class and talk to her professors.
Willis Ludington had his history lesson.
Mary Ellen Slack went somewhere without Mary Liz Werner.
Betty Stenglein sang soprano.
Kenneth Mann asked a girl for a date.
Jo Rogers wore a coat on a warm spring day. Eleanor Campbell’s and Mildred Parli’s room had a speck of dust in it.
Jim Perdue forgot to be nice.
The dorm kitchen staff didn’t quarrel over who was supposed to have the left-over ice cream.
The plumbers walked down the hall without staring in a single room.
Hank Kellogg didn’t grin at everyone he knew. Ruth Ann Hill acted natural.
Pat Casey found someone who didn’t like her.
JUST A MOMENT, PLEASE (How to murder a half-hour.)
“I want the dorm.”
“No, the other one.”
“Just a moment, please.”
(Five minute wait.)
“Hello, hello. This is Eliza Morgan.”
“I don’t want Eliza Morgan. I’m calling Catherine Harris.”
“Just a moment, please.”
(Five minute wait.)
“What d’ya want?”
“Is this Catherine Harris?”
“Naw, this is third floor.”
“Er, will you call Catherine Harris to the phone.”
“Just a minute.”
(Ten minute wait.)
“I’m still calling the dorm.”
“I beg your pardon.”
(Five minute wait.)
“Hello, is that you sweeheart?”
“Well, would you believe it. That gink that’s been calling me hung up. Of all the nerve!”
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The old maleman decided it was well into the season to change his socks, but when he went to get his other pair, he found they were stuffed full of odds and ends. He thrust in his thumb and pulled out—the cutest doll. It walks, it talks, and egad, it sings! “Ah, la, la, for that’s the life for mee-e- e!” Here’s a tag. A Prichard doll, and its name is Harold. Sh, Mr. Maleman, try again.
This time it’s a cute little mansion from Ord, but what would we do with a Greathouse like that. A toss and away he goes . . . (he’ll be Kamen around the mountain . . .)
Another delve into the No. 14’s. A small booklet edited by the Men’s Club, entitled “What Every Peru Hoy Should Know:”
P. 13. Caution. “Beware of confidence men —especially at Wcare’s.”
P. 42. Blankets. “Blankets are very valuable and should be treated carefully, as they serve two purposes—they can be used for warmth in winter, or as a spread in summer.
P. 59. Time. (Past, present, and future.) If you go with a freshman and wish to keep the correct time, buy a wrist watch, a pocket watch, and an alarm clock. Set the pocket watch for dorm time, the wrist watch for school time and the alarm clock for eating time. Then listen for the town whistle. You should be wrong on all three of your other timepieces to be right with the town clock.
P. 95. Beds. If you are locked out some night and are looking for a hotel, try Higgins. (That is, if you aren’t already there.) It is a most hospitable house—and the beds— not a bump in a boatload.
The Male Car
“My word, what’s this. Another doll with a “P” on its sweater. A strange-looking knight of old Peru with:
Hair like “Mose” Mosley’s Forehead like Freddie Brockman’s Eyes like David “Lollypoppsie” Zimmerman’s Complexion like Wayne Lindberg’s Torso like “Slim” McCormick’s Legs like Glenn Sheelcy’s Feet like Bob Weber’s Mouth like “Joe” Kniess’s Manners like Jerry Snyder’s Voice like Bill Plattenbcrg’s For gosh sakes, throw it away before it laughs like Georgie Lytton.
A big lump near the toe of the sock turns out to be a silver-plated loving cup. “Presented to Robert Badham and Elaine Dodd by the Peru college investigating committee for the best and most outstanding example of true love as seen on the campus proper during the school year 1936-1937.
IMA POST ETIQUETTE FOR PERU MEN Lesson No. 1—How to Act on a Date
1. Remain seated when she comes into the room. She will think this is cave-mannish and adore you for it.
2. Say "Hi Babe! sit down till I get through with the sport page.” This will thrill her— it’s very man-about-I’eruish.
3. Walk down to the show and be sure and walk on the inside if it’s muddy. A car might splash mud on your cords.
4. When you get to the theatre, borrow a buck from her. This (if forgotten) will bring her closer to you.
5. Laugh all the time at the show, and at each laugh give her a poke in the ribs. Girls like a lot of attention.
6. Don’t stop to eat, as you won’t have time.
7. Wait until the lights blink, then make a dash for the door. 'Phis is great sport and adds zest to the evening—especially if you get there late. (If she gets campused, you don’t have to worry about her dating out for awhile.)
8. After you leave her, meander over to the Campus Shop and feed up. If you do all the above, you should be able to go to sleep with a clear conscience.
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MENU (Any boarding house.)
Mon. —Beans and Potatoes Tues. — ”
Wed. — ”
Thur. — ”
Fri. — ”
Sat. — ”
Sun. —Potatoes and Beans Warning: Butter passers, beware of knives! We use imitation butter in this dining room.
“Bread,” said the lecturer, “is the corner-stone of health.”
Any dorm girl: “That man must have heard of our biscuits.”
Bridge has its all East-West and North-South teams; football has its All-Americans; track its World Champions—but Peru claims the only Allboarding House team. Winners qualified after a weak week’s practice on a ten-foot table, under which each contestant’s feet were harnessed to the floor.
Our All-Boarding House team:
Right Forward or Longest Reach—Norman Littrell. Left Grandstander or Sugary Boy—Jack Heck. Center—of noise—Bill Chapin.
Right Guard—Longest at table—Bob Benson.
Left Out—Last one to table—Friel Kerns.
Right Tackle or Biggest Stew—Jack Snyder. Backstop or Space Holder—Georgie Mort.
THAT BRIGHT CHEERFUL FEELING “Hurry up, the bell rang an hour ago. My gosh, you’re slow.”
“Good night, if Gilbert wouldn’t always ring that bell ten minutes early, maybe I’d be ready. Anyway, the clock was slow.”
“Quit mumbling and come on.”
“That lousy jelly again. They must have bought a couple of carloads of it at some fire sale. Why don’t they give us strawberry.”
“Take that shoe off the table.”
“That’s not a shoe, my fran, that’s a piece of toast.”
“Pass me the Grape-nuts. I must get my vitality up for this exam Dr. Albert is going to give. You have to know the whole darned book. I said Grape-nuts, please.”
“Ye gods, do you have to chew them so hard. You sound like a horse eating petrified corn.” “Hey, I wanted coffee.”
“Well, why didn’t you put your spoon up.”
“I did long ago, if you’d only use your eyes.” “Shut up, you eggs, the dean’s giving us some dirty looks.”
“Dibs on the extra apple.”
“You had it yesterday.”
“All right, baby, you can have it.”
“What arc we waiting for, an earthquake. Let’s go.”
AN APPLICATION LETTER AS WE’D LIKE TO WRITE IT:
Peru, Nebraska, April 10, 1937.
Mr. U. B. deBoss, Director,
School District No. 13,
Pumkin Center, Nebraska.
A little bird tells me that the palooka you’ve got trying to educate the brats in your district has been fed up and intends joining a circus as a lion tamer. If the birdie knows his onions, and what birdie don’t, I’d like to take a shot at the job, providing the yokels lay enough on the line to keep me in socks and bath salts.
I spent the required twelve years in the Podunk public schools, and was I glad to get out! 1 took a normal training course in high school because it looked like a pipe, and I am now in my second year at Peru, the school where men are so scarce and women so plentiful that every male student is a potential Bluebeard. I will be issued some kind of a certificate in June and the old man says I’ve got to get out and hustle so please may I have the job?
I am not bad looking, (photo on request with ten cents for postage), and I know my A-B-C’s and my way around. For further information contact Joe Punches, Jake Branstitre, Bill Mooney, J. William Burke or the football team. On second thought, they may not be able to confirm the A-B-C part of it. Or perhaps you want personal demonstration, pardon me, application?
Thanks for the job, Toots, and when do I get my first check? Lovingly, Ima T. Cher.
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