University of Wisconsin Oshkosh - Quiver Yearbook (Oshkosh, WI)

 - Class of 1927

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Gamma Sigma First Semester Dorothy Sutherland Mildred Mf.nzel . Gertrude DeYoung Helen Kf.lsh Bessie O’Connell Dorothy Dokmkl OFFICERS President . Vice-President Secretary . Treasurer Critic Custodian FACCLTY ADVISERS Miss Corinne Kelso Miss Lucille Steed Gertrude DeYoung Marian DeYoung Agatha Goggins Helen Kclsh Bernice Schomisch Myra Siebensolui Dorothy Sutherland Evelyn Van Roy Pearl Van Sustcrn Grace Jonas MEMBERSHIP Florence Jonas Olga Swanson Mary Curran Mildred Menzcl Bessie O’Connell Kathryn Tice Kathryn Washburn Leone Mongan Mable YVrevel 1 Florence Kenney Second Semester Mildred Menzel . Kathryn Tice Kathryn YVashburn Helen Kelsh Agatha Goggins Bessie O’Connell Miss Harriet Lockwood Miss Sarah Boom (Honorary) Virginia Tenley Ruth French Dorothy Doentel Sarah McCormick Frances Stewart Margaret Xcbel Mercedes Robinson Eleanor Tice Grace Jonas Florence Jonas French Gorwitz M. I)c Young Stewart Du well Xebcl Mongan Robinson Curran G. De Young Doemel McCormick O'Connell Kenney Tenley Swanson Schomisch Sicbensohn Van Roy Sutherland Washburn Tice Menzcl Kelsh Goggins Page one hundred fifty

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Periclean Organized in 1923 The Periclean Society was formed for the purpose of aiding in the intellectual, physical and social life of the young men of the school. Founded four years ago the society lias had a short but spirited career. Originally formed for the purpose of developing literary appreciation in its members the society is now active in athletics and forensics. The aims of the society have been adhered to so closely that every member of the society is participating in some form of activity whether it be of an athletic or forensic nature. The society has done much to bring out the best qualities of its members. Men who formerly had not participated in debate have taken part in inter-societv debate and as a result of the training have developed into some of the school's best deflators and orators. This society has always been well represented on the deflate squad. On the football squad Periclean has placed many of its members and has been especially proud of the membership on the 1926 squad. The captain of the 1926 squad is a member. The representatives of the society on the basketball squad have made a very good showing the last few years. This society always participates in every inter-scholastic activity. In 1925 it took second place in the inter-society debate contest. In 1926 three Periclean teams were in the field and the society won first place in the Inter-society contest. In all inter-society athletics the society has taken a very active part. In basketball it has beat the purpose to give as many as possible an opportunity to play the game. In 1926 and 1027 second place in both contests went to Periclean. In track more men participate because of the varied type of endeavor. There have been good men for the discus and shot throwing, for low hurdles and the pole vault. Distance men represented the society in every event. The society has presented a large trophy case to the school which will stand as a symbol of its collective activities. The society has fulfilled well its purposes and with a full membership will continue to take a prominent part in athletics and forensics in the future. Although one of the youngest societies, participation in all events has marked its short existence. Socially the society is very active. The year 1926-1927 was begun with a stag party followed by a joint party with the sister society, Gamma Sigma. On October 16, Homecoming dinner was given for the alumni. The old order of the meetings has somewhat changed, outside speakers and entertainers have been secured for the meetings which have been very satisfactory and educational. Parliamentary drill has been emphasized by the society to improve the form of business meetings. Effort has been made to develop musicians within the society. The society will begin its 1927-1928 year with a large and active membership; only five of the members will be lost through graduation. Many of the athletes of the society will remain to take a place among the leading athletes of the school. Football, basketball and track will feel the support of the members of this society. Furthermore, every member of this year's debating squad will be back in school next year to hold up the Periclean’s good record in debate. In the past we were successful in all the school activities that we undertook, and from all indications we should be still more successful next year. Paqe one hundred forty-nine

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Gamma Sigma Organized in 1922 "Forward” We’re llie yiris of (lamina Sigma. "liver forward” our motto true. Though the years bring no tears or rejoicing Her code will be ever nett'. At one of the girls’ assemblies late in the fall of 1922, Mrs. Mace. Dean of Women, dropped a bomb shell into the established order at Oshkosh N'ormal School. She made the suggestion that if any of the girls so wished they had the permission atid encouragement from the faculty of the school to form a society in addition to the two already in the school, the Alcthean and the Phoenix, since these two. with limited memberships, could assimilate only a small percentage of the girls enrolled. Immediately after the meeting. Flizabeth Brown called on Mrs. Mace for further information. As a result six girls. Ruth Raby. Charlotte Grooaninne, Gwendolyn Randall. Ida Riebc. Florence Graunkc and F.lizabeth Brown, decided to form a girls’ society. For a name the girls had in mind a Greek letter, but no one knew anything about Greek. Searches through sorority and society papers failed to elicit a satisfactory name. Finally some one suggested that possibly some of the faculty members knew Greek, and Mr. Fletcher obliged the girls by offering several names. The motto "Forward” had been decided upon, but no satisfactory corresponding name could be found. Hence the musical and yet substantial sounding Gamma Sigma with the insignia 1- was chosen. The society has been very successful in its work. Membership increased, and there has been increased study of art and literature. The programs at the meetings consist of musical selections, the study of literature or drama of some worthy author, and practice in the art of Parliamentary law. The society has taken a great deal of interest, and has been well represented in the extra-curricular activities such as forensics, girls' athletics, music and drama. Whenever the school has called for aid in activities, the society has tried to do its share toward making that activity a success. Not only has the educational side of the society been interesting but social events have been greatly enjoyed, and have aided in making the year superior to others. The "pep” of the society which began in the fall rushing events and initiation, extended throughout the entire year. Upon the graduation of several members at the end of the first semester, several new members were initiated into the organization. Several parties which were held with the brother society. Periclean, proved to be most successful. The Periclean pledges furnished Gamma Sigma meetings with real entertainment while they were being initiated. The 1926 Homecoming was the largest since the organization of the society. A delightful banquet was held at the Athearn. and from the splendid time everyone had indications suggest that the Homecomings in future years will be even better. An interesting feature within the society is the "Scrap-Book" which contains writings of all interesting society events, and in which pictures and letters of all members are kept. This book keeps the new girls in touch with the former sisters, and when the alumni come for Homecoming or any other social event, they find the book interesting and helpful in becoming acquainted with their new sisters. The first formal prom which Gamma Sigma has ever given was held early in the spring. April 13. Invitations were extended to the alumni, and by the large number of responses, it was certain that the alumni had not lost interest in the society. The prom proved such an enjoyable event that it will become an annual affair. The year would have been incomplete without a camping trip. As a final touch to the year's work the girls spent a week at the Waupaca Lakes before the long summer vacation. In all we feel that Gamma Sigma has spent a most profitable and enjoyable year, and that we have lived up to our motto “Forward". " Pair one hundred fifty one

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