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Homecoming Hop Homecoming Play Farmers Formal
Homecoming week-end, a veritable bombshell ol hilarity and good fellowship, was manufactured by an ambitious student advisory council.
A festooned campus welcomed streams of alumni who first marched to a pep rally held around a giant bonfire, then sat "feather-bedecked" in a grey drizzle to see the Bobcats conquer a muddy Wesleyan team.
The "Through tho Keyhole" cast went through paces perfectly for Director Moore's first stage presentation on this campus. "Orkman" Dave Haun "hotlicked" it for dancing in the gym as a climax for the week-end's festivities.
Music Box Formal
"Magic-wanding" the Mount Vernon dining hall into a "Music Box" night club was a simple matter in the case of the dormitory council, headed by Mary Murphy, who planned the fall formal for November _ 6.
Colored spotlights, front and contor tables, wall decorated liberally with music notes, staves, and cellophane circles, a well-received floor show, and several bar maids did the trick.
Appearing on the floor show wore Frederick Wolter in a round with the trumpet, Stella Rogge, who offered a tap dance, and Lucille Renner and Mildred Knoflicek, who wrested upon the same fiddle.
Vying for tho title of Most Magnificent Milkmaid and Handsomest Cowhand, campus hayseeds and rustling rustics attended WAA Farmers Formal held November 19.
Outshining all competitors, Maxine Galbraith, with sunbonnet, milkpail, and freckles, was selected as Milk Maid, and Howard Dean, clad in cowboy pants, brilliant shirt, clumping boots and bandana, was chosen as Cow Hand.
In between dances "Strawfoot" Purucker gave lossons in the noble art of truckin'.
Proceeds from the affair poured into the W.A.A. treasury.
“Outward Bound," a fantasy dealing with souls after death, produced tho proper shivers, emotional tenseness and after-play moodiness when presented on December 10.
The setting was a darkened interior of an ocean steamer, showing a group of characters suspended in that second between death and what lies after.
Any "academy awards" which tho audience might have awarded mentally were bestowed upon William Piatenburg, for a fine performance, Tom Chinnock, convincing as "Scrubby," and Grace Mary Hnizda, portraying a suicide.
The announcement that Joel Punches, four-year letter man, had been elected honorary captain of the 1937 football squad, was made at the annual football banquet hold in honor of the team on December 14.
The Wymorc senior’s excellent record based on his real desire to play football and his stress on fundamentals more than warranted his election.
Senator Robert Armstrong was the main speaker of the evening and stressed the importance of "mental alertness and discipline."
Toastmastor Fritz Wolter introduced Coach Gilke-son, who presented football letters to tho team.
Snowy clouds and Swiss mountain peaks transported out-of-dorm formal goers to tho land of tho yodeler and the alpine milkman.
The residence girls used a blue and white color scheme for decorations, designed snow scenes on the Music Hall's windows, painted icy dance cards, and wrote appropriately frigid verse for the invitations.
More than 45 couples danced under a star-filled ceiling to the refrains pouring forth from the music box. Between dances the girls' trio, composed of Songsters Harris, Hazelton, and Coatney, related musically a story about a certain "Swiss Miss.”
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Gamma Chi Kid Party
Socks, bonnets, ar.d lollypops were in order as seventy Gamma Chiors "hocked" dignity for an evening filled with second childhood stunts at tho February "Kid Party” hold in the dormitory play-room.
Prizes were awarded to "Tom Sawyer" Carmine, "Cherub" Lucas, and quintuplets Lichty, Wilson, Renner, Hill, and Clifton, as being tho best "representative children."
Problem children of note were "Little Lord Faunt-leroy" Benson, toothless "Bowery Boys" McKimmcy and Volkmer, "Jack" Buchanan and "Jill” Beckman, Mary Murphy as tho youngest baby, and Nedra Pidcock as an old fashioned girl.
McKimmey To Atlantic City
Local Kappa Delta Pi members elocted their president, Vivian McKimmey. as delegate to tho national convention held this year, the first week in March, at Atlantic City.
Convention speakers included such notables as Dr. Hanus of Harvard, Helen Keller, and Dr. John Dewey, famous educator.
Drawing over 150 representatives from twelve surrounding colleges, tho Y.F.C.A. Spring Training Conference hold on tho campus March 18, 19, 20, was one of the largest and most successful projects carried out by tho local Y.W.C.A. and Y.M.C.A.
Inspirational Dr. Harold Bosley, former Peru student, now associated with the theology department of tho Iowa State Teachers College, was socured as principal foi the conference.
Delegates enjoyed dances, mixers, and fun nights, attondod a hilarious Estes banquet, commission meetings, church sorvicos, discussions about campus problems, and lectures by Dr. Bosley.
M.I.N.K. Dramatics Contest
From tho 127 students representing three states who attended the M.I.N.K. Dramatic Arts Contest, Auburn High School excelled to take Class A sweopstakes. Rockport, Missouri took tho Class B trophy, and Cook High School won the Class C trophy for the third time.
Individual events included declamation, oratory, and oral interpretation.
Judges for the contest were Mrs. Robert Mooro, Mrs. Glen Joder, and Misses Ramsay and Drake, for the Wayne Teachers College faculty.
With an experienced eye. Director Robert Mooro selected a convincing cast to break into the bread-and-gravy lives of a Peru audience April 8, with "Spring Fever,” the wildest and wooliest laugh-provoker of the season.
The action took place in a typical college boarding house smacking of chemical smells, artist's crayons, and term papers. Here a substitute for dynamite was discovered, a girl lay "dying," a biology professor was "hooked," and a millionaire turned Bolshevik.
Although composed largely of freshmen, the cast's almost professional interpretation may be attributed to the fine directing on the part of Mr. Moore and Assistant Director Marie Wiencke.
"Packin' up his chorus in his old chartered bus," Professor G. Holt Steck "shoved off" April 7, on the second annual chorus trip through towns in Nebraska and Missouri to emblazon the music of the Perusingers upon the hearts of all who heard.
The 35 warblers gave concerts in more than 15 towns, being well received in Shubert, Syracuse, Chester, Wymore, Dawson, Culbertson, Hastings, Superior, Falls City. Tarkio, Rockport, Beatrice, DeWitt, Franklin, and Stanford.
Howard Miller, Gordon Gilbert, and Leora Lib-hart were featured as soloists in several numbers.
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