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YOU WANT ME

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Peru, Nebraska


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Back to Old P eru. Back, back to o ld Peru! T here's where I long to be tonig ht; 1 \\ here the moon s hin es on t he '" rrn a l, And t he stars are a lways bright. Where the trees, each h as a mean i ng. And each spot its secret tale; \<Vhere the associations li nger, Th o the marks of them have hi led. -Geo. N. Foster, '06.

Word from Pre:!!ident Penney. The No rm a li te staff h as d o n e us t h e h o nor to dedi cate its fi rs t number for t h e ye:u 1909- 10 t o o ur o rga nization . Let us striv e to m eri t this h ono r. We h ave r each ed a place in o ur growt h where we out nu mbe1· nearly .t wo to one t he s tudents now in attendance at Peru. vVe have more need for t h e Normalite tha"ri the reside nt s tudents. Consequently we s hould s upport it just as loya ll y. Ncad y a ll of us a n: earni ng an inco me; the students at PeJ U a r e at a h ea vy expense and many a re wo1·kin g their way t hrough sc hool, yet tht·ee-fo u1·ths o f t h e m wi ll s ubse;ibe for th e Nor malite. Shou ld 'vve n ot d o as well ? We have no close1· or dea rer friendshi ps th an th ose tonned at school,.yet how few of ns ever write to th e o ld fri e n ds even the first yea r or so o ut of sc h ool. The Norm\ C:.\G:>~

al i te offers a n excellent opportunit y , t hro ug h t h e a lumni dep artment, for keeping in touch with o ld friends and classmates . Let us grasp o ur oppo rtunity by se ndin g in our subscri ption AT ONCE, a nd an item of in terest every o nce in a w hile. Yours for the success of the Normalite a n d all i t re presents, C. M. PEN N EY.

Cyrus V. Williams, 'OJ. From time to time the Normal h as recalled its a lum ni t o it s facu lty. Among t he n a mes of-those, most recen t ly honored in this way, is th at of Cyrus V. Williams oft be cl ass o f 1901. After seven years of public service, a serYice of a m ost successful kind a s s h own by t h e good offers he r ecei ved to r emain i~ t hat li ne of wor"k, he came to Peru prepared t o do a wor k th at wou ld rank second '-

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to ll "ne. Th;~t hi ~ work wns ofthnt ch nrnctcr h a~ het•n d e m on!' tr<~t c cl by th e po pu· la ri1y " ' hi:- t· l ~e ti ve!' among t he !ltro n ge r s tud ent!' ;~ :< wd l as by the esterm in whi c h lw i!' ht>lrl by his fello w l:1borers upon th e f:ondty. Bu t it i!' n o t ~d o nt: his abilit y as an Ill· s • ructnr that has mnde his !'nhj l·cts :-nught :1:< ~~ <ksirahlc p:1rt o fth t·ir c"ur:<t s J,,. n o rm a l :-tnrh-nts. Tht·y reco_gnizt:, :. ,.; ~d l c:o :l<·gc stncl t> nt!' do !'Onn er or lah-r,

O ur Nex t M ove. Eve r s ince (;<:nrl!<' ll o \\':,rd :tr u l :\ n rHt M .. oreh t nrl l'r•uld <111!>\\'l'l' :.~the tot:tl roll c;dl, unt il th e prc:<l·n t ti ml..' \\' h en i t t : tk~o.·s nc: a rly l wl·h ·e hunrlrl..'d to ansl\·e r·. t h t: :1irn of th e Pt>ru Alu m ni A:<sociat ion h :1s b l l' ll to m ~tk <: th is th e best o rg11 n iza ti u n t hat luyal ity . cnihu sia:-m a nd w n rl< c an p n !i ~ ih­ ly m a k<: . It hn s h <·<:n o u r a rnhiti n n t o ri o ~o m e­ thing a nd to he a p o w e r in t h e l'Ciu c;l t io n a l l·irclt•s o f f\c bra ~ l\a. The c l:1ss o f ~ t u­ dcnt:< wh o gradu a t t·d durin g th e fi rst twenty y c nr:< of th e ~l'11 oo l \\' liS o f th n t typt: of 111 :• nh no d ;trl d wom :1nh oocl that rlcmand s prugrt:ss ;.111 d r~dv<~nc:cnl <: ll t. The l;1rge numhl·r o J stucknt ~ \\'h O h:1Vl' g r-a duated du ring the lfl s t l\\'c nty y c:, rs lHl \'1: fnllowed t he kilcicrsh ip of th<: fir~t g r-;ldu n tcs. ·1 h e worJ, as n wh o !<: has l> <:cn ch :•r-ficte rizcd hy love and loy;J i ty \\'hic:h IH t\' l: lwe n s h ow n hy th e un selfi~ h dc,·o ti o n o f th e entire m e mlJt: r sh i p. One mov<: o f the A lumn i has hccn to b uild up a g rea t Normal ;md it is wi t h p ri de th at cv<·n· ;d u m r. us now tnll' s o f P eru . She ha s t o h e r own . ~h e is n o t on ly o ne of th e greates t cduca ti o n a I in s titutio n s of he r k ind i n Neb r as k a but !' h e has t ake n her place amo n g the bes t i.n the Un ited States. Now let u s think s enous ly o f w h at this in:-titutio n has done fo ,· u s. H ave we d o ne n nything i n a ma tct·i v l wa y to s h ow th a t we apprecia te thc s c blessing s ? S ha ll we lil<t: t he "hobo'' who says, "Th c world o wes m e a I'Jv t· n g . "say c • " t he state owes m e an ed ucation,' ' o r· sha ll we li l<c the loya l citizen who, g l ad ly suppOJ-ts his count ry a n d is willing to g ive his life in i ts defe nce, s ay, "l\l y Cou ntry 'tis of Thee." S h:-111 we do some t hin g for o nr Alma M a ter? No t much, h ut s o mething to sh ow our gra titude . President C. M . Penn y w h o h a s been doing so mu ch for the p ast ye ~u fo r o ur orga ni zati o n h as , with th e s ecre t a ry s t·nt

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CYRUS V. W I LLIAM S .

(At State University thi s year o n a leave absence fro m the Norma l. )

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t ha t it is not so n.uch the s ubjec t as i t i ~ the: ins piration o f a strong perso na lity hnchd by the work s prompted by the high ideals of a Christia n charac te, whic h upb uilds and mea ns most. S uch a perso nalit y is bound t o be miss. ed . This h as been evidenced by the num· ern us inq uiri es o f s tuden ts regar di ng his ret urn after his year's le:1ve of a bsence and hy their sat isfactio n w hen told t ha t hi s ret ur n is a u assured tact. The s turl ent body a lso ex press<·d g rea t pleasure at hi s being :tcce pted by th e U niv e r~ity as a candid a te fo r t he m aster's d t'gree.


Ti l E :XOIO I ALITE o n t a c irnd :l t·l.: t tt-r to e:1ch n lumnu:< ''"king his o pini o n o f the sdJ t' lllC of en:eting an Associati o n Building . o n the c:tmpus to h e 11 sc.:d :1s a h t·:ulqu :lrtcr·s for the Alumni :\ ssol'ia ti o n :tnrl thl.• ditli:n·nt Cl11·i,1 ia n o r·.:.!:11 1iz :~ t io n :<. It " ·a:- :tsh·d if a $ 10,000 b u il d ing was t no great nn undat:~kin g c.: n n:-:idl.Till ,:.! t in· c:1r ning t'ap:•ci•y of ou t· a lu m n i. On e o ft hl' nlumni cst im ntt•s t lw t the to t:d ;. e:. dy t•:t r ning:-: uf a ll the a lumni will t·xt·t•t•d $:i0li.OOG (o r $2 .5(t0.000 in hl't' _n::tn: .) lfthal is t rue then f.,u t· ltn1 h:-: of 1 •; of the fi1·e year~ sa l:Hy \\'il l fn rni:-d1 the $ 10 000. It st·em s tlJ<~ t the $!100 000 est im ;lle of the yearly ca t·ing capacity i:-: n o l too lnrge \\'hen 1\'C finrl t ha l t h e _1'(' :11'1_1' s a ln r·y a lo n e o f t he t\\'o h undred tc:1c h e t·~ lo cated fn t· t he com ing yc<Jt' thru 1 h e as:-:ist:ltlee o f 1h : Alumni Bu t·ea u ;111d till: sch ool , \\'ill amount toOl' et· $80 ,000 . T he fo llo\\'ing a t·e a few ~prci m en s of the lettr1·s t·cceiYed in a n s11·e t· t o t he circu lar let te r : Gm ncl Jun ctio n , Colo ...-\ugust 13. '09. DEAH i\ 1H . DELZELL:- ! h a 1·r your le tter ad drcss<?d to t h e Alumni of t he f'er u S tate No t·m a l a~ ki ng fo r m y opinio n o n t he pra c ti cabili ty ofet·eeting a h ome fo r t he Alumn i Associat ion . I ca nn ot tell fro m thi s letle t· \\' h a t su m you ultimately expect to ra ise fo r thi s p urpose. If te n th ousand rl o ll:lJ'S is t h e sum yo u \\'is h to r aise, you r es t im ate is cer tainly Yery moderate. Of course I am a long way from Pe ru and have never been in t he tow n s ince I g mduatcd a l t h ough I ha l'e o ften pla n ned going bacl< at com me ncemen t , a lways to b e prevented by so methi ng unexpected. I have ney('r bee n fur tun ate e n ough t o meet but two m e mbers of t h e alu mni since I left sc h ool, a n d conseque ntly; h ave h acllirtlc to kee p a li ve ~ h e s pi rit exce pt t he m em ory of the good day s I :-pent in the o ld town. I came to t hi s state ninetee n yea t·s ago a nd \vent int o t h e law bu siness in 1 8 94·, and s o d id not fo llow the teach ing p r ofes-

~ion 1·r ry long-. I nm quite willing tu bear mv :-:hnrr of the ten th ou:o:aml dollars or any grc:ll tT :-um your committee may think nerc:<~n t' \' to C!'tah lish :1 hom e for tht· Assoc-iation. I nn1 willing to remit in th e :tmou nt and at tlH' tim•·s 1·o u r commit ttt' may rlt:cm ht>st Givt· my brst w i:-ht·:< to Pt·c:-:irh-nt Cra htrcl'. He w a~ :1 c!.t""· lll nlt' nf m int' :tnd I ft'l'l l'l'J'Y pro ud o f the :td ,·anccmc n t he h as mnde \\'ith bes t ll'is hes, I nm \'e ry truly yours. S. ~d . L OGA :" . Rroken Boll' Neh1· , St·pt. 15. '09 DE.\R , m:-l'cm1i t n,"e to ~ay t lw t a bette t· nppo rtuni ty wn:< n c1·er off'aed to the .Alumni fo1· t he s howing of patriotism and a t rue :~nd lo1·i ng spirit tow:tt·d their Alm a i\latct· t h an th e pre~ent wid ely discu~~cd p ropositi n n of erect ing a building on th e t\o rnw l ca mpus. Th ose o f us who h n1·e nttend rd ~c h ool in Old Pe ru fo r ~ev­ e ra l years and h ave abs o r bed m o re t h an our ~ lw r c o f h<!r beauties su t·ely ca nnot b egr udge t he sm nll tribute th is e nterprise 1\'ou ld ask . L et t he good w o rk go o n. ~u ch n mon um eu t w ould be priceless in aftee years. Ve t·y sincerely y o UJ·s

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HAR OLD W JLL I A.\IS.

Seattle. Washin gton . MY DEAR i\1R. DE L ZEL L:- Your com mun ica tio n of lat<' date a d d resse r! to Alumni is w ith me and in reply to a request fo r an opi nion as t o a building for a nd by the associa ti o n , I feel that it is due fr o m m e, a s o ne o f the membe rs. I h ave no t bee n of the ra nk o f t he, " l~tith fu l ," in th a t I ma rried an d have n ot tau g h t since. Hence m y opin ion as t o wh et her t h e Alu mni a s teache rs sh ould contribute a p crcent ofen rn ings t o bui ld, ca n be o f li ttle value. However it n majori ty decide to build I IYill s ta nd a fa ir sh a re in the s um to he r aised. As I see it n o w , it would be' a fine thing to do. If t he s tudents put up t his ha ll . th e state wi ll p r obably a d o pt it t o t he extent of keeping


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it np . Other schools have their alumni balls. and th ere i~ no reA~on why "Old Peru" should not be gr"~ced with one, since they strengthen th e bond of fellow~hip with those who come in to the ranks eAch year and the o lder grarluatc~, especially those w ho arc privileged to attend the reunions Formysclfl have no t been a ble to return since fini!':hing sc hool, though I ~till h:ne hope of so metime vi~iting the b(·a u t iful hills. Uf conrse I wou ld n ot know it no w. One building for !':chool a nd one fo r dormitory was a ll when I kft, hut I've been kept inform~:d through the pamphlds so that I know it is . very much :mprovl.'d during these thirty years. Very sincerely, Mns OLLIE S. ScHRA:.\r.

sentntion o f so mething like o ne h11n dn·d a lu mni in the State Uni\'er~it:o· thi~ y~·a.-. This is pro bably the ln rgl'sl cnntllnH·ut ~· ,·­ er n ·conlcd from Peru Al11mni. I t is a _,. . n t o t l1c .« l:tll'llll' ll l strik in g t' t,ntrn"Jclln that ' ·A n orma l g..-nrluat<: ha ~ a tcnckn cy to be self satis fi ed.'' Fairbury is fa it·ly a No rmal strong lH~Irl with the foll ow ing fn1m Pe ru ll)J 0 1• tt s teaching corp~: Bun·cl l l< ain~. ' 07; En r l Meyer, '09; Miss M e C n t y, ' 0 ·, i\1 i~ ~ Bcrtha Wilson '06; M i ~s Agne~ Hl:t k c, '09; Mi ss E~t<:l l a Rct:d. '08; :vli ss StL· ll a Cooke. '04; Mi'-'s Stella H :.tn·i~s. '0 ; :\1 iss Burtis Kennedy. '09; Mi!'s Ht:ltna Pt:tcrsu n, M iss Espe M c Lea n . r~nd Ca d Sch ott. C. B. M oore, clA ss pt·c!'id cnt ·oa. at prt:s. d 1: 11 t o 1 0 ~ceo l•t sl·ho o ls has cnt supe nntcn offered a gold meda l to the best cl c bn tc•· o f the· Norma l this vcar. M oo rL' wi ll h e l't:membcrcd by st~tdents o f '08 11nd 'U9 as th e man who h a d " unu!'ual honor tlll·ust upon him'' by one of the l ast yc[ll·'s Misso un debaters. L

R eports from the Field. Miss Laura Bu rgess, '07, is n ow teaching first pri mary at Big Sprin g!>, Nebr . Miss Vanche Plumbe, one of the most original mem hers of the class of '06, is atten::ling the Greeley, (Colo.) state normal this year. Miss Beulah Snider, '08, is one of Rising City's this year's grade teachers. Syracuse schools, this year, have two members of the Norma l a lumn i with them in the persons of A. J. Hill , '09, and Miss Carrie Huston, '08. Frank Reinsch, treas urer of t he '06's, completed the State University for his A. B. last spring and is n ow teac hin g Gert!:an in Lincol n High School. He a lso r eceived the B. E. degree from Peru at t he June commencement. He s till moves on self generated energy. Principal W. H . Cook, of '08, of Alexandria, has organized a track team and a debating class and is pl an ning to o rganize a debating league in his part of the s tate. Three of his last year's graduates are in attendance at the Peru normal this year. Pres. Crabtree states we have a repre-

H . H. Reimund and Mis<: P r nncis Sco tt both of 1906 w e re m a nied in ea rly A ugust at the home of the bn'cl e a t G t·e clc.: -\· Center. They have been at home to t h ei r . . ce S eptcm b e r fi rst a t Cra wfot·d. fnend s sm where Mr. Rcimund is s u perintendent o t sch ools . Mi!;S lone Chappell, '06, is practic in g the kind erga rten art a t Norfol k. Hu ~on­ tinu ed re-election t o that place is ccrtm~ly suggesti ve o f work of more t h a n passing acceptabi lit y. Geo rge D. Carrin gton , Jr. ' 03, for m a n y . years t h e aggressive county stJ pet·in tendent of Nemaha County and n ow enga.gccl in bu!>iness w ith headquarte rs at Inclt a napo lis, India na recent l v visited Morriso,,, Ill. where Chester A. l{a u p, ' 09 , is teaching in the high sc h ool. Mr. Can·ington reports Mr. Kaup's work as h ig hl y sat isfactory in evet·y respect. Julius Gil bert, '06,

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probably til<..· lir·,.,t ~..:hool,.: S :t\'ing,.: fbnk in :'\l'IH·:.,-ka . ,..pl'nt hi:< ,oumnH.:r \'acatio n st·lling ~ on h llakntn iflnd . li e m ack a 1111111her· uf I.''"'P<..'<·i: rll y gnnd :<:tit·,.: !' bo wing his hu ~ in ..:,..,. :r:< w ell :r,.: t1.·:rching :rhility. l'r·in cipal E . 1( . llur·,.:t , '01. t>f Fa ll:< C ity h igh ,oehool. "J 'l· nt mudr of hi:< ea rly ~lllll­ m..:r Y:r<..·:rti .. n 1111 th<..· \\',·:-;tern cn:r:<t. Thi:<. h owl'\"l. r·. :'l.'enr,.. to lr n \",• :-;treugth<..·ncd his natur:rl lo\·1.· fo r h o me to ~uch a degree that he irnrn edi:rtt.:ly upon h is r etu rn w ent about rnakin g n ne fo r hin1sdl. He w:rs m a n-ied t o \1 is,.: E dna C r·ook . .-\ugu~t 1 . " II cl t h ey 11 :r n: h l'<..' n a t h o me in F :-til s C i t y t o t h eir· m:ury fr·i<..·nds !'ince t he h1.·ginn ing o f t he school \-ear. F lon:ncc Dye. '02. i~ a fdlnw rn t he departme n t of E co n omics at the State L'n ivcr ~i ty . i\ li ss Dye wi ll n ·cci \'e the dcgile n f A . LL al t h e e n rl of the ~d1 oo l yea r . E a r l L iuge r·, '07 is n o w a stu rle n t i n the M eel i..:rrl Depa rtm e n t of t he State { n i \·crs it y. l\lh . Li u ge r w :-ts P r incipa l o f th e H n veloc k H ig h Sch on! last y ea r . Crawfo r·d scho o ls a r e r ep o r te d as d o ing a s u pe ri o 1· g r·a d c o f w n t·k th is yea r· u n de r t he s u p e r·in te n de n cy o f H. H. r~ei nrun d , '0 6 . M iss Ge r·tntd e T y le r . prin cip a l o f t he hig h s ch ool, and l\1 iss Gerk e, her assis ta nt , b ·>t h of t he c lass '0 9 , a re m eeting w ith t he s uccess th eir ft·ien d s ha d a ntic ip a t ed fo r t h e m . P rincipa l Gu y vVilli a m s, '06. of Allia nce hi g h sc h ool t ogeth e r w i t h J o hn H a n na , '08 is ma kin g th e infl uen ce o f t he Alli a nce hig h sch o o l a p o ten t fa cto r in t he n o r·t hw e!' te nl Ncb r·aska sch o o l w o d d. T hey a r c p u t ti ng ou t a n unu sua lly str o ng sc h o ol p a p e r ' ·The S peed ." H aving wo n t h e boy s' c h amp io ns hip fo r· t ha t part of th e state la s t y ear· in basl<e t b a ll , t hey a re ex pecting t o w in in b oth bo y s ' a nd g irls ' t his , n o t t o s pea k o f o t h er o f t heir nu mero us a ct i vit ies. W . T . Dav is , ' 06, s u perin tend en t o f t he

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high !'Cholll st u den~s thnn he cnn s~:at . Th at has bee n brought nbout by the popu ltu·ily of t he h ig h school uncier the free at tenrla m:e Ia w . G. E. ' a nd crs , '09, is r nnn ing for county :<upe rintcn dl'n t of Ha n ner Co unty. !\ I iss Adene Sim !', '09, w as married t his summer to 1\ l r . :"l1.·wton of Denv cr Co lo . They an: mn king th ei r h o me in Den \·er w hl'sc l\1r. i\lc w ton is in busim·ss.

Pent students a re wel l r ep resentl·d in the 1-a irb ury public schools . Ca rl Schott is principa l of the central hu ilrling. Earl i\lyc r. '09 . o ft he west wnrd, a nd Burrel l~ n i nes, '0 , o f the east ward . l\J i!',.: l"l n \V a ted H>uee. '06 , of Fremon t is

teac hing in one of t he Columbus kitrl'rdgartens. Prin cipal Glenn D. J enkins, '09, of the Central <;:ity hig h sc hool, \vas elected pres' icien t of t he hlen ick coun t y teac hers associat io n at its first mee t ing which was held in Centra l City September 11. l\liss Almedia Cockerill , '09 , is in the hig h sch ool at Atki nson for her seco nd yea r . S he recen t ly too k a vac..ltion of a few days to a t tend the fi ft ie t h anniversary o f t he \\" edding of her pare nts, at Was b i ngton C. H . Oh io . T he fo llo\\'ing Peru via ns a re iu t he r ace fo r co un ty superin tend ent, E . E . Odell , ' 09 , Cass; G. E . Sa nd ers, '09, Hitchcock ; Cha s . Ammon , '09, Ro rk; Ma ry E. Foster , Cass; Nemah a Cla rk, '09, Nema ha; J ohn l.{ay, '06, Fran k li n; Ada C. Nelson , '93, Bu rt . Ro bn t Ray , '06, a n d his w ife M r·s . Ph o bc S heppa r d Ray, '06, a re li ving in Colum b us, Neb r. at p resent. Mr. Ray h as g iven up sch ool wo rk a nd is now t he representati ve o f a b ook fi r m. Another i ll ustra tio n of how o ur schools are losing t heir s t r ong men for mo re rennme rative occupa tions.


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. M iss Cl ~trl'l Shi res, 'OH. formt"rly o f the Wa hoo Public Sch ools. later of Linco ln. has jus t reccivt-d a c<d l t o ''11 ext·ellt·nt po!'itio n in the Fn:mo n t !'chool !'_Ystem S he is t o teach the m orld ro nm fo r the Fremon t Nurnwl School. Superin tc:ndent Frnnk Bixby, '05, of Rising City is proving to young s u perinte.-dtnts t hHt it is mu ch easic:r to mak e a record for o nc:t<c:lf h_v conti nued serv ice i 11 o ne place t ha n hy one ye;1r pcriorls of !'en· icc. Supt. Bixl•y ha s ll 'Jt only do ne nn unu;;ua l piece of con!'tructi\'e wtork in the uphn il rlin_g nf his s.v!'t<·m a nrl the moulding u f pucllic stntimcn t t'l ;;uppo rt it hut he has constantly remrmhl· rerl his Alma Mate r hv a generou!' con tribu tinn of st urlcn ts ;aeh yea r. Su pt Bixby's late~ t move 1s :ilona the line of home building-. He m a rried Miss Ca mpbell of.O ma ha during the s ummer and they arc no w "at hom~:" in l<ising City. Herny I3roder son, t he junior pre ·idcnt o f the class of ' 06, a fter his g r ad uati,)n from t he State University last spring WftS ten dered the assistant professo rship of chem is try in the Ka nsas State U uiversity, which he accep ted . With his work he is pushing forward his work for a n advanced degree. Clyde Filley, '99, also graduated with degree ol A. B . Sta te Un iversity '03 , and for the p ast three years superintendent o f the Albio n ci.ty schools is doing p os tgra duate w o rk 111 the State University this year. Prof. F illey is fitting h imself for t he development o f agriculture in the public hi g h sch ool!'~ .

Professo r Ou1 cn nson 'RG :1 nd \\'i ii.·. ·~11) spt·nl th eir summer \'<H.':Iti on np1111 thl· w c~ tern C<HISt \'i!"iting- the .\ Jn ... k:l \'uknn E xposi ti o n o n the \\'rty. l' r<~ fl·'";.or :d!"o looked [lftt.' r !'~>me of hi ,- r c:d L·,t:oto· •nt erc~ts while in the_ ,n.,.t anrl inc iollnt:dly did s·o mc e n lit c t ing fn •· th e hi o log iL·:d '" h !lrntory o f t h e Norm: d . A n n mher o f t h c N·•rm<d :dJ11n ni h : Ye tak e n Euro pe:•n t o urs hu t :\l i:-" \nn :1 Ehl<:n~ . . 04, is the fir~ l t o " IH TL';.;.f'id ly f l:I"S the n i Yc rsi e _v B un::1u·~ t·xamin:lti t~ n s lipo n t h e reading~ h rt~(' r) up n n ~11c h tr:1 vd She wns rc-elc!.'ll'rl to lwr old p<~;.ition i n the York h igh school tlli s .' t·:tr with a ,:l·cirlL·incn·asc iu salary. Mi~s Lu cile \Vl'lns '0!). is a ~~ i :<tn n t princip:d of th e Sidney high scho .. t nn d is m a intaing ht·r n·pu 1:1t ion n f "Littlc hu t Oh my!" Her worl< is succes sfully h t·gun.

Ocnj . 3 t r!c:l '119 ha s dw r gc o f t h e scit·Jl l'l.' in t h e Fullert o n h ig h sc h oo l thi s year. T he sc h ool ·.v:~s c.: IO!<Cd o n ~le l·o unt o f an cpirll'mic f" ,. a time but i s r11nn ing a ga in vc•·y succcs~fu ll y. .George N. Fns tt"r, t h e or:~ t o r a nd diplo m a t o f th e cl ass o f .06. i s co ntinuin g his lnw stud ies in the State U niven:ity. He is as enthusiastic over his '-'YOrk ns h e u s ed t o be 0 ,·cr class politics. Mrs. Bessie L o rl'tn ce- Wi lson, ' 0 3, a nd h usbnnrl ba vc m oved f r o m Aubu•·n to Crab O rcha rd w ht"re Dr. Wi l son w ill co m b ine the prac tice o f medic ine w it h :tg l·icu lt ur a l pur,- u its. Miss Iva Catli n '~7 . ~1n d S'1 m u e1 Jew el l. '02 w e 1·e m a r r ied at t h e Catli n h ome in Per u in earh · )une. They went at on ce t o their h o m e ~eHr C.hester, ~ebr. where he i s operating a farm . Mr. J ewell is o n e o f th <ose who cnnsifle rs t h e America n farm li fe ·• m o re to be -ch.- s ired t h a n the g rent ri ches" of scho ol teach i ng. 1

Pri ncip a l C. l<ay Gates, '07 , of Nebaaska City hig h school is a nothe r of t h ose ...vho h ave joined th e r a nks o f the benediets. He was married in ea rly Augus t to Miss Maude Nixo n of Omaha, her sel f a former Pe ru student. Tht'ir home is a t Nebraska City where he is continuing his succt'ssful wo rk o f last year as principa l o f the high sc hool.

J ulia H . Va nDriel , ' 09, th e we ll l<now n vice pr esirlen t of the class, is prin ci pal of t he high s chool a t Va lentine. She rc·p o r ts


T il E .\ O R.\IALITE lo t s of w o r k l11 rt t h at i t is \ ' ( T \ ' p h:•r::a nl. Th t: ll H : rt· fa,· t t lr:rt .\ I i ' " \ 'a n Dr·i..-1 ha s t h~: po~ i tio n ., f p r·i n ,· ip: d in,.nrc.::- a s trt lll " h iu h :<t:h t ro( f, r· \ ': tl e n ti ll t' . ~ .:-

S u p t. Frt·d 1 ~ . .\ l n .-row . '90. an d wi ft•, t\lr". ll o~ i t·- .\l o rT O \\' : II'<' l ot::-t t a l n t Ct:ntral C i t y w h tTe t h t·y wen t fr o m Fu lle rt o n . Mr:" . .\ l o rr·o,,· j,.: a b o d n in ,l.! wor k in t he C t·n tr:d C it y se h o ul :-:. S u pt .\ Jo n-ow h :r,.: wit h h i111 l;Ie n n l l . . f<' n k in .: . ·un. :i:- p rin cipal o f lri ,.: hi g h :-:cho u I n n d .\I is s C ;r p tu la Camphr.: ll . ·ou :r ,.: oil <' ., f th e hi <•-rh sdwo l fa c ul ty . Sup t. C \\' Kn o ll. 0!1 . w e ll kn l1 \\'n n:- a ;\(i,.::-ouri d eba t ing tt' t llll , ,.:u:u·t t·d :<t·ho o ( mat·hin c t·y :-a t Blue Spt·ings w i th .\li ,.:,.:es Lr.: n :r .\ l c C ul iaug h '09, tell a S p illn e t· ' O ~l a nd H l' le n Frat~ cc ·og a s the hr g h sc hll o l f'at:trlt,· . The ' 0!)':-; dt:c la rc that t he rkg n-cs :r ftt'l' ·, h t• n a n1 es (oft h at fncu 1ty s pel l ·•succ e s s" b eyond que s ti o n . m r: m h c r· of tlrt:

1\tlis s E fli e Abbot ' 9 7, is a lso one o fo nr numb e r w h o ha s r c::; po n d e d to t h e ca ll of a hig hu· ins tit ut ion for h tT s erv ices. She began her· wodt thi s sch o o l y ear a s primnry tntin i n g tr:a c h er in t h e t rn ining dt·par·tmcnt of the Wesleyan Uni vers ity . Park ~: r M . W hitt"hcad , '09 is n o w upon his sixt h y e ~u- ~~f scrv ices fo r the Got h henclurg scho(l ls a s s upcr·intendent. Supt. W hite h ead is a lso o n e o f the ca di er a lum ni w ho dig nifi es our a lumni m eetings each year b y hi s pr·csence . ~up t. C. W . S mith, '09 , of Grafton h as made a h ome run to· s tart with, b y s trcn g te nin g t he hi gh school co u 1·se a nd addin g a we ll eq ui pped laboratory . Snpt, S mith i s o ne of t h e '09 scientists a nd u p to d a t e.

Milton A. Sams '97, \v ho h a s b een engaged in the s t oc k bu siness at Scot t s C luff's h as accepted t h e supe rinten d en cy o f the Paw hus ka, Ukl a ., public ~c h ool s. His broth<·r E. E. Sams, ' 95 i s practicing law at that p lace. (Con t inued o n pa.gc 23.)

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Philoma tbean · Lee Redfern \\'ith the b eg inni ng of the ' ne\v school y en r Philo hn s n gain opened her d oors wi t h t he sa m e ea rnes tnrss a ud en thnsia~m whi ch she h as a lwa ys shown . There are m a n\· o lrl workers wh om we miss th is ycnr. es prciAlly one w h o was not al one a \\' Orkcr. hnt ou r advisor a~ well. Prof~ssor \\. . Dclzdl. Mr . Delzell ha s been advisor of Philo since 1905 during w hich time we alwnys fo und him a cheerful wor.ker as \\' CII as a sin cere ad \'i~o r. Though he ha s shifted thi s work to yo ung er shonlders. s ince so m any duties demanded his tim e a nd a ttention, we still feel tbat his int erests will eyer be w it h Philo . But we are certain t h at we have in our ne\v advisor, Professor Cliffo r d Hen drirks. one w h o \vi ll do a ll in his power to fur t her th e interes ts of our society. A s hort but spicy program was g iyen Sept. 24. a fter w hic h the foll owi ng officers for t he firs t semester· were elec t ed : Mr. A. J. Stoddard o f Auburn president; H . J. Jo hn son ofOa kl and, vice p residen t; S. F. Garey of Beaver; City, t reasurer ; Ruth Brownell o f Peru. r ecordi ng· secreta ry; Isa bell Gab us of Brock. corresponding secret ary; Geo. Campbell , A. C. K ueno log and Joy Morga n trustees. On F rid a y evening Oct. 1,, the new officers were installed. In the addre~s give.n by the ue\\' ;-nisi rl en t, he set forth t he policy of 1-'hilo: Its .prime a nd first object, is g reates t po ssible t raini ng a nd cultura l ,·a lue for it s in di vidua l members . 2n d: th at this w ill best be secu red, no t bynumbers but rather by a sincere and earnestly active me mber ship. 3 rd : th a t in strivi ng to attain excellence we sho uld not draw c o mpa ri sons . 4t h : that a t a ll ti m es it s ho nld be nur a im not to appea r b ut to


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be. 5th: ;;~nrl th oug h ha\" ing in mind the p resent we mu~t constantly act w it h a view to th e futn re. A mi scell:tneous progra m wn~ tht n g ive n w h ic h greatly p lea!':ecl t he l;.rgc nu mber presen t. October 8 t he society gave a n i nfo rma l recep tio n t o both i ts old R!"!d its new mem bcrs. The firs t pa ~t co nsisted of a progra m from ·• iVI rs. Wiggs o f ·t he Cahh age Patch", a fter w hi ch a p lcnsa n t t ime was spen t meeting aga in th e old fr ien ds an n btcoming acqua in ted w i t h new ones. If we are to believe in t he o ld a d age thut a g ood beginniq! i!i lwlf t he battle, we can not help hut feelt hnt wi t h ou r new co r p~

of officers ancl so m:-an) !>incere IIICmbcr,; our work will be such as will endear th e society to enTy Philomat hea n.

T he memb<'rs h ave b ee n CXl'<.·pti o n ly p r ompt in payi n g the ir du es \\'hi ch in :-un·~ usn s uccessful vear finam:iall y as \\'ell as t he numbe r an~l talc:nt of o ur m embers ins u res us t h at o u 1· society c<~n n ot h l·lp h ut be successful and pros p c n>us in i ts lit ira1·y work. T he re is n great deal of mu s ica l tnknt in the society. w h ich mal<es th e splc:ncli_d n c\\' • t 11e s pttn,.., .• "c>f ntntc.:c.:n p .tnno pure h a scr1 111 nin e, ve ry greatly app•·c.:cintc.:cl . On F ri day eve ni ng Octohc 1 15 , the p1· n. · ·ttl res· fr.om gram co ns tsted o f I't v ·111g pte mo the r goose, r e nd cd ed i n the gy 111 n:ts t: t m

Everett. Erina Oarncs. T he Evc:ret Li t Lri ty Society is g la d t o welcome back thei r a d visor , P rofesso r Gregg, who s t ud ied at the U ni vcr~ity o f Chicago , t ht' last semeste r o f last vear. Professor a;regg has always stood fo-r th e highes t ideals in t he wo rk of t he society and we hope to li ve u p to the stan dar d. In thf' !>ummer school session , the following officers were elected t o se r ve for t he fi r st semester of th is year:. Varro T y ler , Edna Barnes Lena M . F reiday D. H. Weber

:\'! any of our form er l oy<t l nH·rnlll' l' :- :-~n.· with us ;~gain this year. and :dthongh '"<: miss some of them from thci1· pla n·-.. \\' <: h<tvt: adbt:rl t o our soc iety mnny nc\\' and tal('ntc:d nwmhl·rs whom \\'e kno\\' \\'ill ill· a help and in s pirati o n to all of 11s.

President Vice preside nt Secre t a ry Treasue r

The Everet Society sh owed their good judgement by electing fo r t h eir p reside n t, Mr Tyler, who successfully p erfo r med t he du ties o f president of t he Dra matic cl ub last year. Mr T yler appointe d a very proficient program commi ttee of which Miss Barbara Cardwill was mad e chairman. Since much depends u pon t he w or k of this commitee, we are indeed glad th a t we h ave a pusher at i ts head.

Aftel· w hi c h t h e a n nu a l r ece p t ion fot· t h <.: new me mbers was h eld. A y ct·y cn joy: tbl c t ime was h a d by t h e l a rge num bcl·s P1·c·sc n t. The p ri n cipa l feature of t h e evt l ~ in g was the pl a y ing o f so m e o f t h e o ld fas hi o n . w h 1c ' h eve r y one to o k . pa 1·t ed ga mes 10 and forgot tha t th ey were n ot chd d l·cn . R e f r es h m en t s o f icc c r eam a n d agatn. cake were served a nd at a la t e h o ur a ll w ent to th eir h o m es to drea m o f m oth er goose a n d w .ts b r, o r m o re s u e h good t i m es. On F n. day Oc tober ~ A l l a n J · Hi ll fo r. • mer prcstd cnt o f o ur soctety, a•1 d .wh o is . . • 1 r., 1·in ct pal of n ow I1 0 Jd 111g t 11c p ostt to n o t he Sv r acuse Hig h Sch ool , was In tow n , an d w• 111.1e h e re s p e n t t h e eve n ·u1o0" w it h u s and ga ve us a fine t a lk . Ru ssel Stewart o n e o f our strong Evc•·etts and ca p tain o f t h e Norma l foot ball tea m has decided that h is life wod-: ·w ill bl: farm ing, and says th e h eig ht of hi s a m bitio n I S "to r aise wa t er mel o ns and chickens."


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t o disc u!' s a t t lll'i t· r·cg nl a r llll'C.:t in gs po~­ ul a r a n d lea d i ng qu c=-t i o n ~. It gi\'l·~ them n o t o nly practice hut n n in ~ight int o th e par t of d c"Httin g . I I we s h o ulrl a s k t he b est rlc h a t o 1·s in se hn o l eo m ·e rn ill'r t he . • b o n g 111 0 f th,·it· a bi l it Y t hey w :ll te ll vo u t 11 ai: i t eame hy pt·ep~t:'<ttin n a n d n ot~ inspi t·a t io n . \Ve mu c h dt~ubt t he ,·e rac ity o f t he stateme n t, " Orato r-s arc b o rn not m ade.' T he C ice t·oni an cl c h nL in g c lu b ht:ld a n excelle n t d ebate Satu t·rlay eve n ing o n t he ft~ ll ow ing q u es t ion: " Resol ved t hat la bo r u n io n s a r e o n t h e w h o le ben e ficial. ' ' The n.ffi r m rn i ve was u pheld by Ed i son Pettit a r1d C . J. Ski nn e L The negative wn s de h ated by J. I3 . De nn is a nd Joy E. Morga n . In addit ion b y the dcb ~t tc specia l adcll·csses were g ivt·n hy Prof. J . \V . Sea r so n , n nd Alle n J. H ill , a fo n 11c1· p r es ide n t of t he cl u b w h o is now teac h ing a t S yn1 e usc. M r .

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Hill \\'a S n pro mint·nc m .-mher of laH yc:tr'::: da ,.:s, nnri \\' fiS al~o n 111cmher of the intt• r-:::t·ttc deba ting squad.

Athenian . Bdle Bolejack . The n,·bnting Rn lly g-i,·en 'aturdny t n ·ning. Uctohcr 16, unric r t he a uspices of th e C icernni n n ann Atheninn D,·bnting ol'iet ics w ns 11 !'pkndiri succtss. The music in i t~l'if w a s a :::unit·ient rew ard for going. l:ort tnlks we re o-in~n hy so me of the mtnd)('r,.: of th~.· fncu lt y a nd studen ts w ho n r e inl<·rc~t crl in the dchnt ing \\'Ork. Th<'y we re ,·cry instructi ,·e and g reatly enjo ycrl lw t ht• lnrge nuriience pre ·ent The p · n ,t.!T:l m \\'a,.: ns fu ll o w!': i\1 u:-ic .. .... .. .... .. .. .. .................... .. .Glee Clu b. S:H:n·d ·.1turrl ny 1ight.. .......... i\ l iss Curry. O..ti n •ring th e Goods in Dcba tc ................ . D H . Weber.

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n Ques t ion in Debate .......... . i\fiss Goshen. Co met Solo .. ............ ............ Mi::;s Fra nces. H o w to Get !\la tt·rial fo r Debate .. ............ .. J oy E. Morgnn . C u i t u rn: Sirlc o f Deba te .... .. .. ... Miss Ga bns. H ow to T ake Uefea t in Deba te .. .. .... .. ........ . E d ison Pett it . \ ' in li n Solo .. ........ ............ ...... M iss Cooper. The l<eal T hing in Deba t e .... ..................... .. Professor Gregg. T he t\ dvan tages of Debating .. .. ................ .. Brlle Bo lej a ck . The l\l issio n of t he Deba t ing Clu bs ........ .. . A. J. Stoddard. Mu sic .. ........ ........ ...... ............ .. .... Glee Clu u. At t he regular meet ing of t he Club. October 23 t he ques t io n deba t ed wa s, "Rcsoh ·ed th nt a safe a n d efficient fo r m of arid navigation is m o re prac t ical than our presen t mod es o f t ransit. " T he n ew officers elected for this semester a r·e as folio ws: P residen t, Belle Bolej ack; Yice-p resident, Wiu ifred Perk ins; secreta ry a n d tt·eas urer , Miss J ackso n; sergeant-atar ms, Francis Gi lber t .


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Y W.C. A. Is a belle t,;;, hus. Ou1· m<·m hersh ip co mmitt ee w;1;.: VL' ry busy du rin g v:tt:a ti o n wr it ing to new girl;:, w ho!:ic names t h<'y ha d ;.:(·c ure r! , Nnd wdco mi ng t hem to P1.-r u. Girl!:i of the:· Y. \V . reception com mi ttcc met them ;1t th e t rai n and co ndudcd thc·m to thei r ho:~ rd­ ing place;.: nr as~istcd i n find ing plaCl'!:i 1f t hey had secun.-d n o::~e T he :\.C. C. A., Y. W. C. A. Hnrl Y. :VI. C. A. gave a joi n t n·cep ti o n liJ stucknts anrl fa culty Saturday eveni ng, Stpt . 25. An excellent progra m was rend ered b1· different member. of th e fac ul ty in t he ~hap­ el, after which everyo ne a dj o urned t o t he gy mn asi um a n d proceeded to get acquainted wi th C\'eryone el~e. Since t h<:re w~re a bout six h u nd red people pn•sen t th1s was quitt: a difficulty, yet t here wa;.: est~bl ishecl a friendly feeling a m u ng a ll w h1ch helps to start t be year o u t right. T his year President Crabt ree has set apart fou r thirty nn Fridays fo r th e Y. \V . C. A. girls, in order t hat we m ay ha ,·e this ho ur to ourselves i n which t o get better acqu a inted with each other and w ith o ur work . On t he firs t F ri day o f eac h month, t he differen t co mmit tees meet a nc.J cliscuss t heir work; o n t he secon d an d fourth Friday s, t he Cabinet mem bers m eet, a nrl o n t he t hir d Friday , t here is a general meeting of a ll t he me m be rs. A t these ge nera l meetings we h ave n s lr uc tive talk s by different m'e mber s o f t he fac ult y o n topics of interest to a ll , a n d a fte rw a rds a little soci a l time o r business meeting. This plan of the "Y. \V. ho ur," as it is now called, is very s uccessful a n d of great benefit to our wo r k.

An info rmal recept io n was ten dered a ll t he girls of the school in P hil o Ha ll, Fri-

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An excelle nt m ee tin g was ~ nn clu t:te cl CkI l c.: t· to 1)CJ' 10 ' IJ)' l~V·I 1-~ s. l·k lk Bol ij:1 c l<. . .. D t vV (l n ·y " l.Yl u c h i 11 t n .: s t \\' I I " t op1c was on · cx hi b it etl by e ve ry g irl jJI'C'St:lll and llltH.: h help r cct·ivcd . T he n ex t SuudHy m ee ti ng 9ctock r·_ 17, ad t: r cpo •· t,.. . l\ 1, l ,..s~_·!-l v1·as d evotc d t o the C cnsc • 'll~ -d • ''l tll l C :tnl• • ' Ellenbe ,·gc ,·, G as I<I • vpa rr1 01 ase ·•de C o nfc t-c n Cl' l hJ s w1' II attcn cIc d t ile C ,_, . d n·summcr a t C aSCd e , Col o nlfl. o . nud . . I lTI UC I1 h. ~·lp '' Jn d bcnefil fn>Jn l l. By CC:'JVCI . . ·L· t h t: . ,... o a 1n th ese ,·ep o rts they WI' II s 1l UI th ey recei ved w i t h u ;.: , "' I1 0 cl 1.d not h ~I Yt: t he p 1·i vilege ofn t tc n d ing.

N.C. C. A. Ag nes Va n D1·il' l. Th e Associatio n h as n ot yet elec t ed ol1i cers but exrec t s to OJ·ga ni zc i n t h e n c a r fu ture, w h en t h ey w ifl begi n t h e i1· c o un;e ofstu d y as soo n as t h e text books fo r t h at 'wo rk a rrive . A n adva n ced s tud y o f Chris ti a n Doctrine wi ll he ptll·s ucd , as well a~ a series of 1·epo r ts on t h e li v es and worl<s o f prom ine n t Cath o lic wn t·kc r s. Nine m e m bus of t he N. C . C. A . drove


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Y . M. C. A. 1..: .. 11-, T . F .. ,:11 o t Aftt:t' Cl\lt' :-lll ll tii<T v: ot·:t t in ll. whi c h h a~ htTII :-:p<:lll in \': 11·j11 11 ,: \\' :1_\' !-'. \\'L' ; II'C gLtd to h <: hnc k in t h t.: : t:-:,:roe i:tlio n \\'t11·k once mon· :-:cen amon .~ u:-: l a-..t yeat· , h11 t :11·e gl:td t o wt·l(:o m c till' nw11 :t nd h npL' t h :t t e:-tch one will St'<: fit t o ..:a,:t hi,: lot with u,:. O n 1· officn>: fo r· 1!J09 - 10 (1r·e the f'c.J iuw Jng; Pn·s idc11 t C, G . i\ l n ult on Vict·· p •·:-::-: irlt·nl. Roll o T. Fo:-:not Cy ;·,···:-: p<incl in g "''l'I'Ctrll·y. ~ l :1rcy Nei l!':on l{cc. secn: u ny. D:rl e 13 . \Vhid~ild Tn·as utT H:trry J ohn:-:o n Mo r e t h a n :-:x il t'<'n hu nclr·cd 111cn rcprc:-:<:n ting l wvnty t•ight nnti.1 n:-: :t nd a n d pl'n plcs cn m<: tngct iH'r lot· f ive duy s last m o ntlr H t Rn." tn t·u Ellc r fe ild Gc n11 a n y. in the hi:-:t01· ic valley o f th e Wuppc t·tal, t he c ntd le o f th e Gt•t·nHin E mpire, t h e str o n g hold of entn gt·li ,:i m a n d t he sectt of th e enlct·pri sc o f min es and manufac tu t·e. This r em ind s u s that the assoc ia tion is not a local o r gan iza ti on but is world w ide. Uur "Stng" ~o c i a l h c lcl in th e gy mn asium Thursday eve nin g Sept . 2~. wa s a great s u cce-ss. About t\\'O hundt·ed mcn we re

pr••!<cll t includ ing altno!': t C\'cry m an of the f tL' IIIt y The hoy:: cnjn_1t•d tht•nasclves \' l't· 1· m uc h in the '' s tunts" wh idt were :<m'~'l':'sfu lly cn nicd out. 1.\fuch c redit is dm· "Or .. Bo strkr. fnr his va luahk ser,·it'l'S n ·111lt·recl nt tt crit ical stage in the p •· r fo rm u net·. \\'e all went horne It-ding thllt tht• ho ncJ, fricnrh:hip, which unite ll :' int o 0111.' urntherhood . had been

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:-:t n •n g t ht·ned . 1) 11 r ,'u ncl n y mct.' ting:: have been 1·ery int 1·n ·-.. t ing. Clu rey Nidsn tt, who rt'prl':::t·tttt·d ""r Asso cintiou n t the Cascade Con f..·n·nt' t· l:t:-:t sum mt'r. k·d o urfirst meetin!! IH I SqHcm hcr 26. Hi >: subject w as · i·tt,· \':d ue of D~:ci:-:ion in chool Life." .\1 r .\ id::a> n bro ught out the idea that we c:111111 >t g o thro ug h schoo l with o ut making :t deci:<in n fi ,r good or bncl. and exp l:riru d tn us the g reat Len etit derived t h r ro u !.! h a right decis io n . :VIr. K end a ll , o ur ,;c w , t udt·nt t:ltt• ec reta ry , led on O.:toht•r 3 . lie g~11·e u!' :: l't•ry interesting :-~ncl hdpfnl t tlk . l\lr. Kendall has a very pka :-:ing appean111ce and is sure ttl m ake friend:-: wherever he goes. Mr. A. Stoddard led o ur mee ting on October 10, his ~ 11 hject bl·ing " The Choice." Mr. Stodcl;~ rcl h rougt h o me u, us t he need o f m a king a ,-;duahle cho ice in life be tween r ight a nrl \\Tong in a ,,·ay in wb ic h it had never before been presen ted t o us.

T h t' yea r h no k figu r es o f the r or t h Ar ner icn n Young Men 's Chris tian A!':socittlion s s how a gener a l a dYance and encond it ions. The 1904- associc ourarritl"' "' "' . ati o ns have +56 .927 members, a ga in of 10,500. Th e a ssociatio ns' property holdi1ws ,.., a re n ow $62,8 16,650, a n iu r rease o f m o r e t lw n $5,500,000 in •·cal estate bui ldin gs an cl enrl ow nmcnt funds . There a re 46,948 students en rolled in Educational Cla s;;es, an in crease o f fiv e per cent. The 655 ~ tuden t Associations with 58.848 m e mber s, enrolled ~7 .8 1 9 men in Bible cl a sses. Of th ese, 4840 ·were in Fraternity classes and 8 O-t7 wrre stude n ts holding p r o minent officia l po sitions in college life.

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NORMA LITE Peru , Nebraska

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P ublished by the State Normal School Subscription 75 cents per year. Single copy 10 cen ts Advertiling rates furnished on a pplication Enter ed a.L t hu Po~ to O ko a t Peru. X uhra~ ka . sccoud ,.Jaos maLlt:r

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LE:o;A i\1. FrnmlA Y, ' 10 Ed it or. in-Chief. ART H UR GtLn ERT, ' 10 Associa te Edito r D. H. WE DEll, ' 10 - Business ~l n n age r Assistant Editors

CECELIA WEA RS, ' 11 .] ATTIE HENDRICK S,

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Literary Relig io us Alu mni Ath l ~ t ic l.ocal Excha nge

Board of Managers

F. i\!. Gregg A. 1. Stodd ard, ' 10 jattie Hendricks ' 11 Clara Sta rk

Facul ty Senio r C l a~s j unior Class T rainer Specia l Class So pho mo re C l a ~s Dora Ka ffenberger, ' 13 Freshma n Cla ss Arthu r Gilbert. '10 Pbilomat hca n Society Ralph] ackson, ' 1 0 Everett Society Barbara Ca rdwill, '10 Dra mat ic Clu b F rancis G ilber~, '10 At hen ia n Society Arn old Kuen01ng, ' 10 - Ciceronia n Society Isabelle Ga bus' '1 0 Cha irman Y. \V. c. A. Y. M . C . A.

Agnes Van Oriel, ' 10 j . B. Dennis, ' 10

~.C. C. A. Biological Association

Wi t h thio; n u m ber t he No rm a ltte e nle rs u po n its fo urth volum e a nd s uffers the ini t iat io n o f a new set o f ed itors a ndrepor ters. Whe t her t h is v o lume of No rm a lites s ha JI b e better or w o rs e t ha n i ts pr edecrsso rs ca n be determ ined o nly after

i ts first is .. uc nl o ne. T he prese nt m a nn gL· nH: n t <:nn o n ly JH'" Ill · is c t o g i ve th e ir· lw:< t l'II L' I·gi<,... t <> tlt L· pr·o · du c t io n o f a <·oll cgt· .i"• ••· n :t l tlt : tt -..lt :tl l ful· fi ll i t s missio n T ls i ~ mi :<~ i r> n is L'll lll'L' i \'L·rl to be t he p r ocl ll l'l in n or :1 j u ut'l l:ll th:tt s h a ll h a rdl y r is c to t h L· kn· l nf :1 uui \ ,., · s it y p u b lic at ion wlti lt:: i t h r~p cs ' " c~l·: tp L' SO m e o r tite puc rili t il'S O<.'C:I ~ i o u : dl _v ft> 111 11 l in h ig h sc h o o l pu h lic : t t iot n s . In b r ief. i t is h op<·rl tl w t tlt i sjt~P rn : tl f, ,r thi s \'C:Ir s h:tl l rn i th rtdl \' n ·fkl'l li f'L· in l h e gre at- St<t tc :-Jonn :d o f ~"h i d1 iL is tIt,· s tt tdc n t org :t ll , n nd s h : d l n .:-cc lt n tlt L.· s li L'l'L's:<· C'S c r the m n ny w h o hold 1k:t 1· Lit e III L.tliCl r j cs or o ld p ,·ru .

Th e De nver mee t in g or t h e ;.\ : tt io n :tl E d u cat io n Associat io n. whi lt.: n ot : t •·eco nl bn:al<t.:r in a t t e n dc n ce , h a:< go n e o n t'L'Co,.·d as o n e or th e m o s t e p oc h m <ti<in g mce Lin g ~ a m o ng lil<c u r ga ni za t io n s . The n s~oci ­ a ti o n s t o o d s t ··o n g ly in rav or o f pt·o ~,·~ss­ i vc m ove m c 11 ts the prog t·a m cc nt c nn g a g rea t dea l a b o ut the in d u ,;t ria l a nd v~t ­ ca ti o n a l tra ining. A lit t le m o r e tblln St x th o u s a nd wer e in a ttend a n ce , N c hras l< a h a ving a g ood s h a re o f thi s number. It is intt·rcs t e n g t o u o tc t h at N' buls l<a stood seco nd in r a nk o fattend a ncea.mong o ut s ide s t a te s , Illin o i s h o lding first plncc.: . Am o n g p ro min e nt e duca t o rs o f. the .strt t e · a tte n d a n ce a n d '•tettv e 111 N · ·w h o we re 1n

E . A. circles w e re th e fo ll o win g : Sta t e Supe rintend ent E. C. Bis h o p, Linco ln ; C h a nceJi o r Sa m u e l A vl'l"y , Li nc o ! n; Dean Chas. P . F01·d yce , L in co ln; Presid e n t ] . W . C r a b t r ee. P e ru; Prc ~ ident 0 . A . Thom as, K e a rn ey ; Dr. C . E . Bess y, Lin ::o ln; PJ·o fc ssor H erbert Bro wn ell P e ru; P1·o fcsso r E . L . R o use, P eru ; O r . G. W. Luc k y. Lin c o ln ; Pro fesso r J. L . M c Bri en , Lincoln ; l-I o n . W. K. Fo w ler , Lin co ln , ~upt . H . M. f• a \'i dso o , Om a h a ; S up t . A . H . W a t erh o u s e, Fre m o n t; S up t . A . L . S t a ley, S upe t· io r ; Su pt . C h as. E. T ay lo r , McC ook; Supt . A. L .


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Oftv n you lt l·:tr t hl· :-:t at t' tll l'llt tha t t h c St:tll· :"\oor' Jll: tl i,.. tl tl\\' l'l't:ll).! lli 7.l'cl : IS lll' \' l'l' hdon· i 11 i t,.. hi '-'tfl t'\'. Hu t w hv? O t h tT :-:~.: !t ool,.: 1111t cu ntl' t.o o u r (:nm p u ... t " jt~d .t! l' "' hut \\' l' a n: <":' timnt t:cl n o t 1111 1." 1, , t h ..· ;.:r:o d n:t tt·,.. wh n gn fn unh fro m l't:t·u l<~ y :d t o t h t·ir .\l• na :\ l:ttlT, but h ,· th l· :-:pi t·it :tn d : •u :o •n p "i,..lt m t•nt ,.: o f tl;c l t:<llll ,.: w hi l·h :t t'l' ,.:,·nt t o co n tpc te wi t h th t: m in :t thkti c,.: :tn d tk b:Jtl',.:. S o k·t u ,.: h t·;.: in n ow t n cl o o u r pa r t in r·ai :-:in g hi g hL·t· thi ,.: ,.:t:•nding o f o u r sc h o ol and b o n 111 rlcb:t l t·:-: hoo •n a•. hlcti c:-:: , h l> O ill the soci~: t i e:-: :-tlld if t h <·y d o n o t co m e up t o n ut· c xpvc ta t i o n :tn d tk :o: irt' s , k t u ,.: no t c riti ci:-:t: hut r u lo ul 1k o u t· o wn d ro r ts t o a iel in t'VlT\' . i>n :-::-:i hle w :-~v . , fot· th e "n..-,·a t e r ~ ur ,.:c h on! :-:pi t·it tht: g rl':t tLT CJtt r s t:tnding 1 11 th <: mind s o f o ut· :-:i ,:t..:t· coll ege!'.

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F n shma n yen •·. nurl three y(';trs Hig h Sdlllnl work for l' ntl·ring the !'ra ining y en r .

l'pon cntaing in to c0llcgc life we a re ofundecided as to whet her o r not it will b t: pro lit n ble for us to de ,·otc n pa rt of ou r t ime to t he w o rk of :lthle ti c>:. I t hcl'tl mt:s n q u<'S ti nn o f whet her or n ot we sh:tl l co ns ider th e kn owlerl gc acquired fro m t<·xt boo ks n ln ne s ufficien t fo r th e den :lo pml•n t of o ur ed ucntiott. I t seem ~ th at we ::ho ul cl g ir c n t lca:::t :1 pa r t o f our t ime t o t he trn ining o f o ur b od ies :t well :1 s to t he train ing of ou•· minds . Anrl whl·rc in :-::choollifc will a s tudent recei,·c a bt· u c r oppo rtunity for th o ro a nd sy stem a tic trni ni ng t h a n t hnt which he will g et thru t he pa rticipn ti on in a th let ics. tt' ll

It is in tcres ting lo n o t e t he ba la nce in t h<· co u r ses of st udy offet·ed in the !:iehool: Ed ucnti0 n L5 h o urs, Physical Sciences 80 ho m s, Ri ologicn l Science 75 ho urs, Engli sh :1 n d Literature 8 5 h o urs, M a thema tics 85 ho urs , F o reig n L a ngu ag e 85 hrs ., His tory 62 h ours.

Live for so mething, ha ve a purpose And t ha t purpose l<eep in view Dri ft ing li ke a hdm lcss vessel Tho u to life can nc 'r be true. H a lf t he wrecks t hat s tre w lifes ocean , H a d some sta r but been th eir g uide, Wo uld have no w been saili ng sa fely But t hey d ri fted wit h t he tide.

P resident Cra btree ha s r ecei \·ed a s pecia l in,·ita ti o n to accompa ny a pa rty of sout hern s t a t e superntenden ts on a n inspectio n t o ur of t he scho ols o f th e north· e m :1 nd mid dle wes tern s1at cs. Specia l a tten tio n wi ll be g iYcn t o the. teach in 0O' of agriculture.


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The .fol l"wing pot·m wa~ wr it ten hy Superi ntenden t R C. Harriss of J •·ffc.:r:;un co u n t y, a f.. r m t r ~turlen t at Pe r u:

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I have heard her prai,e~ snnn d.,d By friends who a re true hlue I have seen her work w e ll tested Hy teachers tried and true.

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the days of :a in. Of the marvelous colo rs of dawn.

I ha,-e hea rd, tno. oft l1e high ideals. Of the love for the dear oi l place Of t h e constant ca rc of t he s tude-nts ' there. Wh ich hdps to st rengthen the race.

So when my teaci1ers in t roub le ask me ·:For improvc:ml"nt, what s hall I do':'' 1 Si mply say: '·Do not del a y . But hastt o to Old P.:ru."

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Geo. E. - Campbell left Octo.he r 19 _ lor Aberdeen • S· D· t o t r y h"IS 1uc k rm r a cl m· m . Is n't i t rem arb ),)e how some st oden ts ca n a bsent themselves so lung fro~ t heir stu~it·s? But ··any body w ho a l ways has the1r work up and is a good st udent will be excused." I n case Mr. Campbell is s~ccessfu l -in t he drawing, a rrangtments w ill be made t() fo r ward the hammock w itho u t delay.

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Miss Matti~ Co(l l< E ll is whom t h e <:Ins!"' of ' l O f"t-t- 1:; hnnon.:d to h ave as its arlv i so 1-. Wh o ha s se r vl·d in th at c-ap:1ci ty s inc.:et he Sop ho m ore ycu r and h as tn k en lll( >J"et h n n onlin ary in te rest in its p 1·ogr-ess :1nd wc lf:ue, l'!nd the c ia s s w ?II H 1.,,·ays be inrl l" htc rl fc il· h er unt i r i ng cA"on ~

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\\-'h e r eas i t h a " plea sed ou r- H cnvcn ly Fath er to n : m o v c to h is h ome in H o.:aven t h e f'at h c •- of onr este<.: m c cl class adv iser. M iss E ll is. he i t lh c rt.fo r e, l{csol vc d by the m e mhe t-s o f t h e Se ni o r class of th e P e ru No •·ma l, i n s peci::'.l m eeti ng a sse mbl e d, t h at we extend t o o u r f1·ie n d in t hi s h o ur o f nffiict io n o ur sin ce t-e .and h e a rt fel t sy mpat hy, a n d be it furt he •Resol ved t h at a co p y of the se Resolut io n s h e ~J rca d o n the min u tes o f ou r

\\'h er a :-, in hi s infini t c wisd nm ou r a ll· wi:<t' Fnt he r hns seen fit tu tnl;e un to him" t•lt' , he J!rn nd-fn ther of o ur cstccmecl presicit nt n nd c l:ts!' nWtc, C . Gord o n Beck , Ht: it rl's o ln•d , thnt we, representing the st•11io r cl n ss . ~· xtencl to our affiictccl classmate o ur d c qH.'Sl an cl heart-felt sym pathy a n ti co mm e1Hi him , for co n!'olat io n, t o H i m . wh o d oct h a ll t hings wdl. Be i t furtht•r rcsoh· ed t hat a o.:opy of tl•c"c n •solu tio ns he sent to o u r presiclen t n n d clnss-mntl' , l\lr. Beck. a nn nlso a copy be p u h lis hccl in the :\o rm nl ite. Co mmit tee G. H o MER \VR J G !I TS~ L\ N, FR .\KC IS LY NCH ,

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\\ hcreas God. in his infi ni te wisdo m ha s seen fit t o re mo ,·e fro m t hi s earth t he_ fat h er of o u r es tee med cl.nssmate, May Quade . · T he refo re be it .-esoh·ed tlia t ' \vc. · the m e m bers of t he Senio r class, ex tend to her o u r sincerest ~y m pathy in her bereavem ent, a nd co m ~l end h er to t he care of t he lo \'i n cr r a t her w ho doeth a ll t hings well. Be it furt her resolv ed that a copy of these r esolutio ns be presented to Miss Quade a n d published in th e No r mal i te. C o mmi ttee A RNOLD KuENN ING ,

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Ju nior tht·y a lw ny~ fn ·l li ke ~tra i ght e ning u p proud!.' · :tnd ~:tying. " Tha t i ~ o ur ;.pivisor. Profes~or F . M . Greg g ." The re i!' a reason for thi s a!' well a~ fo r a ll other t hin go:. Mr. Gregg wh o was form t rl y connected with the Way ne No rmal ancl who ha!' lwcn with the Pe r u State 1\orma l since the fall of 1905 h a~ held the ad vi~or­ !'hip of the Juni o rs since th e,· we re litt le F re>' hmen. By hi s sincere in~ere~ t shown in the clas~ and his cheerful and happy cl i ~ positi on t he Juninrs feel th a t they a rt' a for tun a te cla!'s. Mr . Gregg h a s no-t on ly pr o ved his wor th to the Ju ni o rs cla ss but t o a ll of the !'tud ents i11 the 0/o rm a l as we ll. It was once n: marketl by a st ude nt t ha t when he left Mr. Gn:gg's cl a ss r oom he felt as th o ug h he had ju st received a pnc krtge of sunshin e. At t he rl'l:Cnt elec ti o n o f the Jun ior Cba ss th e folio wing officers were elected ; President. J E ~I o rg a n of Upla nd ; Vice-pre,-irle nt, t< u t h Brownell of Peru ; Secret a ry, Cnrmie La mm . Gerin g; a nd Trea surer L . W. Di rk~ . Joh nso n . With thi!' co r ps nf officers Hn U t be junior s in genera l th en~ I S

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Th e m ot t o of tl te So phm ore class t hi s i!', " ~ n :dit y n o t Quanti ty.'' \\'e fi nd t h e lack of qn antil_\ is cas il ~· made np by th<: u nu s u o l ~tnl o nnl of b.-r ood q u:di t\' in • ;t he cla:-;s. Altho fe w in numl 1cr, we fl' cl that that is o n ly one of the many o bs ticlcs w e wi ll hn ve to o\·c reo mc, a nd t h ut w e will, with the adv is<: o f out· w orth_v ndv i;:ot·, Mi ~s C ullw rt son, tal<~ H n important pat·t in the afTnit·~ o f t h e No nn a l d u.-in g the co ming y cR r. Already ce rt a in num be rs o l th e <:lass h ave s hown th cit· abilit v o n the o rid" 0 iron. O n Oc t ober 9, in the game w ith Tarkio , S h aw ve t-y fa ithfully filled t he pos itio n of tac lde o n th e Normal t ea m whi le Hurst and S p a A·OI-d h an! good prospects for a p osition on th e ''Scru bs·• , and w e feel co n fide n t t h at th e lady m e m bers will "tl so be called upo n for t h eir ass is t ance in t h e var iou s afTa irs ol t he schoo l. ~- <:at·

.\ t the..• present the f111lowing han• regis ten·d n:< So phomores- ll nrley han•r.-L.L. ~·palli•rd . .\rdtit· Dorsey. Prank Ltrlger. l~<'O. F . Blnekstonc. C. C. Cramer, P. H. llurst. :'\ellic \\'illcockson . !\t innie Apple· g:tt\.'. Caum~l Burch. :\cttie Fowler. Bes:oi~..· Fro:-'l, Grncc Hall. Anna Hn zen. Ca r-· men Jom·s. Bird ie Lnckcy, !\.l argucritc 0 ' :\lnra I1dd:1 Rngo~ ~. Ed na 'h a r p, Effie \'l'l\' ick. Freshman. l\lury I. Crn ig. \\' l' hnYc about sixty members enrolled in o ur cia,.:;: this yea r und. bc!<iclcs hav ing n Inn!<: t• nrollmcnt, we also ha,·e t he distinctio n of bci n::r the fir,.t Freshman class l'llt<..•rit weo th e 1\onnal fro m t h..: model high school of t his plnce. The class ve n· much regrets taking le1n·e o f Profes;o r Ro use, as ad ,·iser , he h a ving held that p osi tion fo r two years, lw w c\'e r , w e consider our!:el ves very fortnu n te in th a t Professo r Cornell will fi ll thnt positio n in the fu t ure. At our first reg ulnr meeting on Wedncsdny, (' p tember 29, Mr. Ellenberger was elected pt·csiden t a fter a very close and excit ing contest betweeu· him an d Mr. Sims. The o ther officer s of t he Class elected at our second meeting held the ncx t day , are as fo llows: \'icc-president. Ar t hur Longfellow; secretnry, Miss J ones; tt·cnsur cr, Mr. Schott. The C lnss is a lrea dy mak ing elaborate . rtor a gra n d " pow-wow " pn:pn ra ttons H a lloe'cn uig ht. Mr. Wi ckh n m, a class me mber from Sale rn , is n bsc n l fro m sc hool this week. Miss H a llett .111d mo ther went to Sal· em, October 5, to attend t he wedding of M iss Shed y, Professor Crabtree's former sec ret ~1

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Saturday e\·ening, October 9. w it h mos t of the class in attendance we hdd o ur reception for the new m em h~ rs. The pro .. g r am for the evening was opened w ith a t.a ll< by Prof. Hendricks who had kin d lv ~onse n ted t o act a!' our adviso r , Prof Co~­ nell being au!'ent. F ollowing 't hi s we re seve ra l readings a nd s olos g i ve n hy me mbers of the ..]' . h · chss ' · , th e progra m tn omg w1t Grand Marc h. After wh ich dainty refreshments were served. Gnmes were then enjoyed unt il t he ligh ts b linked when · a ll vot'lng t 11e even1•ng a grand s uccess. the good nights were said.

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One of the fnstt· s l g~m t·s t·v •.: r pl:1 n· d o tt the lOCH ) gridiron \\'~1 ~ pulJL.,) nfr Clll l IJL' afternoon o f October U. n: ~ult in g in :t victory fo r th e vi:oi to r~. rl11e 111 n i nl v t" till' ab ili ty, Of that ;oggn·g:1t iPil in )t;111tl fing t he forwa r d pn ss and c leve•· lri t·k pl : oy:.:. Altho de fcatt:d :1! tlte hand s of lltt· ht·:tvilT team, w h o wet·c in fi 11 <: fo n 11 ft·n 111 tht·i•· t h ree week s -; trt illtou s worko11t, 0111· hoy:.: were grcntly h ::~nclic: o pp e d fnm t til<.: f'lct t h ~ t Coach f3 <lrn<:tt<: h ad l>11l three d:t\'~ in whic h to whip h is r·;o w m:lllTi:• I in to fig htin g co nditi o n .

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Th e pl:tyi ng in the cnd_v p : ot· t of the ga me was princi pn ll.y i n th e vi~ i tor:.:' tctTi· tor y bee:'! U SC o f' t h e in v in c ih l<: work of 0111· lin e. Neff, Sk in ner, :=t nd Stnrlcl: or·cl lon• t hru the oppo ne nts t·us h line, time :oltct· tim e spoilin g p lays bef"n: thev \ ·VC I T \\' l' ll formed. P lay began with T a .-l<io defe nding l it en ort h goa l, Beck ki c l; in g to t he ten yat·d line for t he Norma l, Tnrki o t·etu t·n i ng th e ba ll ten yards. Storld ~u·d by a fi c 1·cc rl ying tack le b r ings the ball to a stHmbti ll. T a rkio b ru.sh es right tack le bu t Gi l n •o •·c and Stevens broke up the p l ay with hu t one yard gai n. Next attempt wn~ a lin e play , b u t ::;!< inn er charging thn1, ~ p oilcrl the p lay. Finrlin g them sel ves un ; d 1lc to pierce t he Nor m a l li ne, T a rki o n ow r eso r ted to ope n wo rk . Now began a !'Cries of forwa r d passes and c lever wo rk in th e: open field which p l aced the b a ll on th e No rm a l ten yard li ne, after two un s Llccc:ssfu l att~mpts to m ake th eir downs. T3r· kio from a fa ke p lace kick fo rm atiP n passed the ball to t h e right end, whic h went over for t he first co unt of the game. Go::~ I was k icked, score 6- 0.

Miss Marguerite Berger spent Saturd ay and Sunday of last week at ho me. We wonder if it wen' ho mesickness that took her home.

Tarkio kick ed o ff to t h e Normal, Beck makin g a goo d return. By h eavy lin e plungin g a nd the fierce bucki ng of S im s , the b a ll was carried d ow n t h e fi e lrl, the

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W .'S . Bostder. At a mee t in g of t h e ath leti c associa t i o n held in M . B . h a ll October 6 , t he fo llowing wer e elec t ed for t he year: president, Ar-

thur Gd wic k; vice-president. Glenn Colburn; s, cret11 ry, Pauline Aden; trea!'urer, b~o rgl' Sten•;ts: reporter, \V. S. Bostclt:r; . turknt. rlll'lllber. of the Athletic Boa rd: \ ',•rn H ncAi:lim·, \\"ill inm Gilmore, :~ od Arthur Gdm ore. I l' rtl pl nyed D.•t;ne collc.-ge a t Crrte Oct 15, and it resu l tt·rl in a fimd scn n•Lt 17-0 in fa ,·or of Donne. The boys were recei'"ed there wi t h :1 grem s ho w of co rdi a lity a nd \\"lTC t <'nclcred a n ·ccption Rfter the ga me n t Gay lo r H u II Professo r \\'eel\:; after umpiring the ga me clcpar tecl for Fairbury for n ~h o r t ,·i:-i t with old friends.

C . Go r do n · Bt>ck a nd Arthur Gel wick, of th~ ~ormal's foot bn ll en th usiasts :1tll' nfkcl the We~leynn-Rellevue game at Uni,·nsi t y Pl:tce, Octobe r 16. 1 wo

J uhn n ncl Le wis i\lugor vvitnessed the l'-1cbrn:-:ka-.\l innesota foot ba ll game a t Omah n, Oc t ober 16. Their brother Otis, wh o fonne rl y pl 11y~d full hack on the Norm n l tcnm, played en d fo r Nebrasi<a in th is ga rne.

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a !'Omew hat lighter n nturr , t hl' cl u b ta k ing u p comedies !'nt h as " The Gtn tie J u r y" .. rh e Mot her of Erlw ~ml , " <::l C.

But th e grea tt·!'t effo rts we r<' put fo rt h in pla ci ng befo re the p ublic plays, ~nc h ~~ s t he beaut ifu l produ ct i >n o f Willi a m Bu tl e r Yca t , •·The La nrlo f th e H<·:ut 's 0l'!'in ·," w hich i ~ th e mo!'t fa~ c in a tin g pin y w i t ho ut a plo t that the wo rld h a!' e ve r wi tnesserl a nrl ·w hich co m manded 1 he at t ('ntio n of t he t heatrical pco pll' of :--il' w Yor k a nd Paris du r ing the IH!: t yc:1 r . ' 'T he La nd of the Hea rt',; Ot·~ i n· " \\' a~ gi v~:n in t he No r ma l C hapd, i\1 :trch 17 , 1909. T he eno r mo us cro w'rl present gn \' C

evidence of its meri t and t he cas t felt ::t mply repaid fu r t heir w o r k. T he clim11 x nf the year w ets rea ched when th e club placed b<·fo re th e o rmn l S tuden ts t he po pu la r, morlern dra m:-t, ''The American Ci t izen ," which proved to be a g reater success t h a n was a n t ic ipated. The proceeds of t his even t w ere u!'cd to purchase a nd presen t t o the S t a te No rm a l School the bea u tifu l rearl ing desk w hi ~: h no w ad o rn s the chapel rost r u m. The coming yea r pro mi ses t o bP a m os t !<Uceessfu l nne . On Septem ber 28 . th e club met and discussed the pln ns for th ~ ye· a r . limiting t he membe rs hi p to si:-.ty ins ten cl of one hun d red and fi ftt:en as it o rig ina ll y w a s. On Se ptember 30. t he firs t r eg-u ln r meet ing of t he year, t hf' club met n n d elected th e foll owin g as o fficers fo r t he fa ll semes ter : Miss Isa belle Ga bus , pn:sident ; Miss Ger t rud e E ly , vice-pr e!<iden t; Miss Opa l l< ice, St'Cret a r v; M r . Archi e H osterma n , t reasurer; M iss Bu t ler , M iss I rene Tyler , Mr. j a ckson, prog ra m co mmi ttee.

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o r n ot. T he p u rpo .- t· o f t h ~: A'-'s <>c i: t t ir on IS tn c rea t e a mnn g t hL· t<: oc h <·J·,.; u f t h·· s t : tl<' :t crrcr~tt r i n t cre,; t in ;1,!!rie nl tll r l.' sn I hnt t l: cy 7vill b e <~hie t n in tcr,·st th <: i1· Jl 'IJiil ,; n nd t he p :1tro;1s o f t h e ir di '-'ll"il.· t. ; tllrl i n th i:-: , • • , 1 \ ' i ntt re::: t th e f: t l·m e r ,; \\"h <> n re the pt·rso n-s th <H s h ll u lrl h e m o s t in t l'rL· s tc rl :t n cl a rc be tte r a bl e t o a cl v an t:t' t hi s g t·t::tl : rgr ic11l tur<tl 111 0 \"l' tJH: n t th J-n ll g h n n l I h ..• St:"t lC. () _ H . W<·hc r W:l !' ~.:!ct: t L d p n·« irk n L of t hi s s ociet v. M i!'s LL· n o 1·~: ,\I ttl' h It- is s ccrc ta1·y; Mi ~ ~ L11 l a Day tn::tsu ,·c r <t nd Pt·o -

fe sso r Wceln ; rl ir ec t n r. O n Tucs rln y n ·t·nin g. O e t obt:l" 1 9. n ~ym n asit t lll. I1 U S 1,.·ll1g h L"'~ \\' •"ts· r--,.i v e n in t h e •• This was a s ocia l ml'et i ng for t h e Asso l' iat iPn and a ll th ose in t c ,·cs ted in <1J..:~T i c u l ­ t u re w h o w i ~ h ed to b ec o m e n H: m h<' l"S. The fo llnw ing prog r a m \\'H S g i ,·c n : · n o S o lo.. .. .. ... ... . .. .. ... ... .. .. ... ... E ll a Sa<Ye P 1a "" Vocal S o lo ..... . .. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. ... .. !:lo pe 'vV on rl s Add re~ s .. . .. .. .. ... .. .. . ..... .. ....... ... ..J . U. G n t \·es Tro m bone S o lo .. ....... .. .. . .... C . Go rd o n Rec k Ad dress............ . .. ..... ... P 1·o f. C . 1<. \V <·e k s .. .. .... .. ...... Cur n Hu s kin g Co n test.. . . ...... .. .. Hefreshm en ts \\' e re se n ·e d c o nsistin g o f The fi rst prog r a m w ill occu r October 26. s wee t cid e r , p u mpk in pi c a nd npples. Abo u t twe nty s tu d en t s p r a ct iced Scenes w ill be g iven fro m Richa rd Erinseley She rid11n 's. '' The Ri vH ls." w hich w a s cattle a nd corn j url g i11g u n rl <' r t h e s npc t·g iven at t he Con vent G:uclen T hea te r J a n visio n o f Pro fess o r W e ek s , s o t h ey wc t·c 1 7 , 1775. a nrl in which Sir Lucius O' T rig- a ble t o t a k e p::~ rt in t h e j ud g ing n t th e ger as lead in g ma n, atta ined g reat s ucce!'s F ar mer's I ns tit u t e w hi c h w a s h clcl 111 in Nt w Yor k City. P e1·u , Oc t o be r 22-23-2 4 .

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TilE :\ O R~IALfTE Th.: Coli~' D.1ughtu 1 tlu-.tetl th,· pinm k•·., ·s nnd shut it up to day. F• •r n • • niH' h,· r~ ,·an play''" it since dn n,Qh ter's gone away; 11 ,·•· " "'"'n' r hn t w ·' " h .t ll).!ing- bdtind the kitch en doo r ; 1 ,:top ;~<· ol an.t ki-:~~~~ th~ ri hb o n-: a' l swept nlong t h e floor. T it~ .''"~Ill ).! folk.- aren't ns " n c ial a they w t!re before she went, ll tll they a ll,· >n!.!r:t.tnl.ltc m e-a nd I ' m urc it's kindly m eant; Th,·y ~ . 1y it·,_ :<o 1111prcl\·in~ t o the mind that l•)llgs for know led g~ T o h 1n: a..;, >.: i niou' !.!irl,: ..:.111 o nly )!Ct nt co llege. I lll'\'<.:1' kn,·w t ht· dnt·k c o uld t ick so lo ud a nd ha rs h before, .\ •1 l s: · n-: t > n : t 1.:..; lllli.! ' ncr~:J: •11 r e slowly on the tho r. li e •· kitte n':<!.!~'" s .1 iu t J 11 e:tt. nnd d oe::n't plrt_,. so much; An d when ! t i..: hi.; t·ibllllll . l ·lhluld think h..:'d m iss her touch . ll c r· fath..:r has ~r ,>w u gray"'r ~ in c..: he sa icl good-by to h er, I I j , eye" l n~gi n to fail him null h..: s .1ys hi s gl .1sses blur; II ~ f1'c'l:' nnd ,.,igh:< :111d ::cold:< about the Ynrio nsso ns of kno w ledge Th . ~ t till.:d l11:< li ttk d .tn ..!h t..: r· s th ught n~d t o lled herolf tocollege.

llt:r· wind•>w plant:< a r..: blossom iu!! n nd look so fresh and gay; w ore a e lu ,.t c r· at h er bel t th..: dnY she w en t n w ay; l ' n1 lJnuncl t o kt.:~p th..:m gro wing for t h e p re tty chil d 's clear sake, And I 'n1 g-oing to mix n enkc for h..:r t he next t ime that I ha ke. i\ ncl "end her· with ~ 0 111.: b ut ternu ts and knillcd s lumber shves, And t h e wet.:ldy Yill nge paper, which w ill tell her a ll the n~ws; I•\" · I kn<>w s h e's too t n.re;'· h eartnltCl despise i ts h o m ely k no w ledgeO il , Ilea ,· .:: u hk ss the bo nnie lass wbo bli t hely wcot to college. -Elea n o r Bn to~s in P resbyteria n Banner.

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Miss Lilli a n U. S t o na ,· is i tecl h er b r other a t t h e State U niv e r·s i ty, Sa tur·day . Oc tober 9. Benn y R ow an . o n e of last year 's Juni o r s s pent several day s in Pe ru a nd a b o ut th e No rm a l dur·in g t h e second wee k o fOct o b er . The s tu den ts o f th e No rm a l w e re vi sibly s u r prised o n Oc t o b e r· 13 , to lea rn th at C. Go rcl o n Bec k w a s inte r es t ed in Do mestic Scie n ce. M r s . F. M. G r egg le ft th e firs t week of Oc tober fo r Ohio t o vi s it h er m o the r a nd o ther r el a tives. S h e w ill b e a bse nt for sever a l w ee ks. In t h e m eantime Pro fesso r G r egg is p r·acti eing d o m estic scie n ce. An y s eri o u s d ev el o pm ents w ill be p ubli shed la t er.

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Misses Coleman, Tyler a nd Ba th spent Oct ober 10 a t their homes in Auburn . Miss Anna Anderson '10, w ho ha s been very ill for the pas t four weeks, was t a ken to heJ ho me in Sewa rd, Oct ober 9 , by her m o the r w h o h ad been in Peru for a week. Miss Cecla Sheeley, for merly private secretary to President Cra btree, was ma rried a t her ho me in Salem , Nebraska, October 6, to Willia m A. Kellt·y of Li ncoln . They \.-vill ma ke t heir hom e in Lincoln where ~1 r. K eiley is in business. Presiden t J. W. Cr·a bt ree, and Professors Weeks and Sea r son attended the meeting of the "Scho olmasters' Club" held in Lincoln. Octo ber 2 . A very interesti ng prog r·am wns g iven a fter which a ba nquet w a s served a t t he Lincoln Hotel.


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T he cus to m o f gntrln:r t ing cl:t!'!'C!' to leave SOJT1t t o ken of th eir tstee m t o tlwi r Alma Mater, has het· u \Vl'll c :r r r ir rl o ut in Peru . Se vera l of t he cla!'scs th a t h " ·e gone out fro m t he o r m:r l h av~: prt:H·nH·d t he school wi t h so me n p pr npri:rte g ift o f t heir app recia ti o n, hut i t rcma irwd fo r tht class of '09 unrl cr the le: rd ersh ip nf t h eir ad viso r, Professo r Beck, to v re:<e n t o nt: u f th t· mos t fittin g emble m:< thr No rma l h :rs ever r eceived, t he sta tue o f Ho ntce 1'<1 an u , t he fou nder of s ta te norm a l schools. On October 18, s pecia l cha pt-1 exe rcises were held anrl t hcsra t ue wn~ pre!"r·n ted to t he school. T he ext rcises were opem·d h y Profes ·o r Beck wh o h r ir:fly s ketcher! th e fo rm atio n a nd g ro wth o f !'tate. norm ~rl sc hools s ince th eir fc• unda ti on bv H o n rcc Ma nn. He w as foll o wed by rv1: r . M . C. Lefler, a member of tht '09 cla ss a nd n o w principal o f t he m odel hig h sc hoo l o f t he o rm a l, w ho gave a s ho rt !'ket t h o f 1-l n r· ace Ma nn's life after which M iss Ethd Will ia ms spo ke o f th e li fe o f t he scu lp t ure . Miss Eliza b~:th ~tul'ben . Just as ~he concluded her rem a rk s she t ouched ·th e Cll r t a ins w hich co n.:ealed t ht statue a nd t hcv fell asid e disclosing a bea utiful m assi ve piece o f workmanship. Then in beh a lf crf t he class of ·o9 wh o!;e d <·st iny he h ad guided for four yea rs, Pro fessor Beclc forma lly p resented t he s tatue t o Presidcn t Crabtree a n d t he s chool, a nd closed w it h H o r ace Ma nn' s own wo r d!', "Le t us be ashamed to d ie until w e have ;;rcco m plis h. cd somethin g that will m a ke hum a nity a little better .'' President Crabtree acct: pted t he g ift fo r the school a nd suggestt:d t ha t some fo rma l action he taken to express to t he class and their a d visor, ou r apprecia t io n o f t he gift. T he suggestic1n was p ut in t he fo rm of a motion hy M r .A. J.St oddard '1 0 , t hen seconded a nd passed.

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Pn·,.. irl.- n t II II S,·c·l kv nf I owa Stntt.' T cac h <.-r,.. Coolk~,. h ·t.: lll"l'' l'llll'cl thl' :\llrm :d w i th i l L'"I'Y of t hl.'ir ~t·nior .\nun a l f111' 1 ! II 1!) . l ' n -:idl."ll \\" c.ahtr<.'l' was :1ppoin tl'cl h y t h.- l'niq·•·,..it.' 1\un•an of T1·a vd t o <.'nn cl u vt th.- t' X:1 111in:1ti•in of:'tu d<.'llt S who h:• \' <.' t: ol>l' ll tIll.· l·: un >lll':l n t rip n n rl \\'h O hn n · cl 11n<.· t h<.· n •q ui n cl l"l'Hriin g since r eturnin .~ . Th,· st ntL' u ni \'l·r,. i t\' a nd ea.-te r n ..:o lk;..:,·s :llT<' p t th<.· c rc.:rl i ts s o made. P r vs irl t·••L C •·:dllrl'l' att en ded t h<.· d edicnt io n of t h l· Ill' \\' high sdltl o l at Bent rice <lncl \\':Is 0 11 th t pnlg r :llll \\' i th ... nptTiute nd L·n t l' t::tl's t· of \ I il \\'auk l'l' S u pe r in tenden t Da ,.i1J,..0 11 of 0 111 :1 h:t :1 nd ot h c: t· p r o m iuc n t <: rl t1<.: : 1 t n r s w h () \\'c·t·c.: p n ·s<·tt t a n cl t ook r a •·t in t h is s pkncli cl o ct::ts ion . At-rct n g nn t· n ts IHI\'l' h ecn m ade to n 111 a s peci;d trn i n IJ·om F :dl s C i t y t o L inco ln Oll l.' h1111t" ca •·li LT t h n n s ch<' d nl e t ime du1·ing th e S t :t t e Tea c hers As socin t io n . The S t :. tl.' No r m a l G lt·c• C lub \\'ill go t o l. inculn a t t h is t i m e t o fi ll sc vc r·:tl n umbe r s o n t he t\ !'soc i<~ t i on P~'~ 'g •·a m . An d in o rd er t u g i ve th e s t u d e n t b •Hiy :1 11 oppo r tun i ty t o enj oy t h e pri v ilege o f t h e Sta t e Associa ti o n . v :tcation b ei ng Wed nesday , No ve mber 3 i ~ to b e a ll owl·d lns ti n g u n t il Monda y, :--.lovc.:rnb e•· 8 . Wit h o u t a d o u bt a larg-e.: m :•jot·i t y o f t he s tu den ts wi ll t a ke €1 d\' a ntagl' o f t hi s o ppo r t uni t y a nd a ttend t he A --socia ti o n . Mi ss S t o n e •· a nd M iss R ul o n s pen t Sa tur d a y, ()c t Dbc r 9 in Ncbrn ska City .

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ll o\\':11-d I1 J ones '93 . for merly o ne of t ht· professor:< in t he Cotnc.:r Uni,·ersrty. d il.'tl at his ho me in Hu mboldt this su mmer . l t i.- pka~ing to note that there are nrv few such sad i tems t o r ecord for th e P..·ru 11lumni ns yet. ~Iiss Li zzie i\i. Schaffer '91, su per intendl·n t of I3utler co unty. b rough t a nu mber of h<.'l' tcad ll'rs t o her Al mn !\l ater this fa ll. She has ht•t•n ren ominated fo r the

county s u perinl t'!tdcncy . l:knj a 111in l lurrison , '07. ha s succeeded \\' . G. Rrook!i, '0 7, as principal o f the Pin tts rno u t h hig h scho ol. ~l r . Br ooks hn \' ing a ccq Jted the supcriu tcn dcy of the F~li rm o nt ~eh o ol s. Bo th men h aye recci\'ed a pro mo t ion eac h year sine g rad ua ti o n . i\liss Cln r a ~l arqu art, '06, co ntinues her succcsful w ork a t Weeping Wa ter. Her co n t inued reelectio n is cer t a inly a n undeni a ble compliment. \Ynr rc u B. Cattin , '99 , g rad u ate of the State Uni ve rsit y, ' 03. completed h is work a t t he Columbia Unive rsi t y last s pring for his P h . D. He was immediately tendered n posit io n it the de pa rtmen t of econ o mics of Cornell Uni versity w hich he h as acce pted. M iss Mav Fra nk ' 09 , w ho h a s "st a rred " as ·j o~ n " in t he cl a~s pla y "Joa n of Arc'' i,.; co ntinui ng her splend id w or k as din~c to r o t t he Yo rk kin de rga r ten . Miss Fra n k ·w all a ssist a n t director b efore co ming to Pet·u b u t u pon g r adu a tio n was p ut in charge of t he ldndcrgar tcn a s d irecto r . Miss Ger t rude VanDriel '09, has c harge o f th e ma t hem a t ics a n d g ir ls a t hletics a t C ul bertson t his yea r. A. E. Hilk·brand, ' 0 1. for a n umb er of years s uperin t endent of Gretn a. sch ools, wt.'n l t o Hooper t his fall a t the la rges t inc r·en se iu sala ry eve r ma de by t hat school.


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libAt io n o f th e All ianl·c hi g h ~dH >n l. T h e first numbe r o f v o l. 1 . of w lti,· h tIl l" ~n r­ m a lit e is in receipt o f ; 1 copy , c o n t ai ns quite a leng t h y :trtil· lc whi ~.: h :-l"l .... f., r·t h Lhc rt'::t Snns why Alli a n n :. ""t ltl· lll <"l r<> p o ' i s o f of w es t t- rn ~ c b r: t s i< H " ~h n 11l d h e ,..,·lt·::: tc d as the s ite o f th e n e w st: t t <· o o nll :tl s c h ool. Th e · Uni\· c rs i ty .Jnu rn :tl '" p u l1l i·dt c rl in the in tct·es t of l h e lJ n i \· cr:-i t _v nf ~c hr:t s k a is o n o ur exc hange l is t thi ""' ' ca r T he fir:< t n um b er is full o f infDnn a t i11 11 :t nd lite r a tun: o f in t c1·cs t to l <" il l"IH: r ,.. :t 11d ~tu ­ tlen t s OY<'r t h e !'t:l tl· . In the cditnri:tl co lu m n s nf th e " B oos ter " of the Chaci ron h i .~ h ~l· ho n l W L" li nn word!' of hi g hc~ t prn i ~ c for t ill" Il l"\\" pt·inci pa l W. L . Bes t . who gn.Hln : t Led fr·o m t hcnorma l l::tst yea r. · M r . 13.-,..t is c vidl' ll t l_v d i sc h a rging hi s n e w dutie,.. with t h e ""me b us inl·ss lik e c n t hu s i;~ sm that <:h:tr:t c l<Tizcd a ll th G~ t h e clid whi le i n P eru . ' The Val::tnte'" o f G r :tn d I ,.. lan rl c o ll cgt· is n t ypica l college pa pe r a nd n \\"C lco tn c vi s itor to o u 1 ex~h a n ge t <thll' t his mo nth . Editor-in-chid Kc llc ha 1·gc ,· is to b e c n ng r at ul <itcd up o n the sty le of th e publicatio n and th e spirit o f r eal col lege interest which prc\·aclcs its pages. Beware! or vou m ay g et gt:ther with th1·ec ornng<.·s.

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t e r . I n holh b:l !'l" l,:dl :•nd font h n ll :<he "' "' t col)c<Jl' · ha:- ril:ft·" tl"fl· SO !Til" 0 f t 1II:. !-'· t 1-~ 1 11 '"' ,_. . 1 fv,. l"k 1. n t IH : !-' t :1 t C \\" h"l 1 1.: II · l·t 1,;, 1) ,. h o.: h lllds t his ve<~r t he !'t: ll e p ~ nn:•n t. Ah•1ut the t im e l 1H: a 1 hkt ic fit·ld w ns C•llnpil-l<:d the rn:111:1gl·tnl ·nl nf :1tld e t ies • at tl . cnnll·n l o f an f'cru w <•s pl:llTd llllC I ,. ,. l l :llhk·tic l11>: 1r d ccunp •> Sl"' I 11 r t h I"L"C llll"ll•l h l• r s nf thc f:reultv, ap p01. n l cc 1 hv . till· (ll"l":<IC1ent · I · tucl t: lll. lll l."111hcr·:<, n fth t ~l·lio" l :o11rl t 1n·<: s . ·so t: i l·lt:.:tcd h v 1 ht· :1t II 1 c t1 <: : • ~ . ·' ll1 0 11 . L:rt <.• r - • •• • ; d t h l· <II h Jt-t IC hue~ rcJ \\.IS 11 1 1 e a p .:r 1· t o• f . . T h e phY:<I t' :rl dt the :l thlctic a ~~ OCI:Il l O il r -I h .

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Falls City High "choul. Peru won, 37 to 0 . On th e same day before the game th e fi<:ld was dedicated with a ppro pria te exerci~e::s. This day marks the beginning of a s teady growth in at hletics at Peru. The splendid field stands as a m onum~ut t o th e gener osity a nd enthusiam tJf a large number oJ s tudents, tt-ach ers a nd citizens o f Peru, who by their contributions made it possible. There:: was scarcely a s tudent t n sc ho ol who did n ot g ive snmething in either money nr work. For so me time the con tests on the new field were w ith hig h schools only. Lincoln Hig h School was P eru' s s tron gest opponent. T he first few tim es they defeated Prru by la rge !'COres. Finally how~ve r ou r boy s succeeded in defea t ing them and the winning of th at game ma rk s the passing of Peru from th e high school into the college class. The last four yea rs her record has heen constantly g rowing bet-

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•ttl let f< >r cen 1 n c 1 -, Peru h as a l ways stoo d < h . d p ia ics. Ther e never ha s been a tre . yter We a rc try m g o on i\ ny of her teams. tJ Jct· 1 I CS w o rk o ut th e problem o f co }Jcgc a a lo ng conserv a tive lines. h f . . h as t u s ar The at h letic assoctatron d b th r t ball a n o suppo rted base bal 1. 100 ~ Th 1 b 11 cy 1ave b oy s ' a nd girls' basltet a · • • a t ra e 1c team. nc\·er b ee n ab le to m a w tm 11 t If ·c Base b a ll an d foot bl'l 11 a t n ot ye se supporting. Basket b a II 11 as a l ways d more b 0 th a n pair! for itself. B o th g i.-ls a nr .ys t t h e 1a v o n t e bask e t ball a r e a t presen fi ld d . wm . ter s ports. A n a nnua 1 e r t ay mtd has b een fo r a number o f ) ·ears a •ca ure o f our athle tic progTam a n d a .m ost s u e. ts . a 1so an 1 111 p o rt an l cessful o ne. Tennts pa rt of ou r athletics. The most r e markable

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Ru!<!'(·ll A Stnv r~rt o f Cnrtl:-t nrl. ha,;ehn l Conl •mcl '07 . '08; cla "s lw:oht h ;d l '07 : cla::s bast· ha ll '08; half he~ck No rm a l !'l'l'ond tea m '06: lt· ft h:.tlf var"ity '07, '08. pn:~iclt-nt Athll'tics As~oci :ation ' 0 8-'09 ; memht-r of a th ll'tic board '0 8 - 09 ; t·apt:-•in and h:-df hHck '09. Arthur Gt·l wick o f Ul v"!'('!' , Brainard ha !'c hal l te·11n ft! Ur year"; "uh end No rm :-tl '06; lt'ft tal'klc '08; "ub g uar~l ba"hl h ;-tl) '0~; pr<>!'ich·nt Athletic A"sociation '09' 10; C<'nter fi t·lrl '08 ba se h;dl; m :-~nagc r foo t ha ll 09; rig h t h<1 lf and full hacl< '09 . C. Gordon Beck of P eru, bllskct ball ' : on-'07; Normal first team b aske t hr~Jl '07' 08; ma nager '09-' 10; ba!<e ha ll '07-'08'09; !<eco ncl place in a nnual field m cl'l ' 09; qu arter back '09. Ghnn Sto ddard . Ri!'iog City, hig h school tra ck s t ar '05-'06; taclde o n No rma l !<Ccond t ea m '07; right t a l kL· ~ o rmH l '09. Georgc Gnwin ofLitchfield h ase b;dl nt Li t ch field '08 , '09 ; Sc,phomnre basl<et ha ll '09 ch a mpion "hip tea m; utilitv line m a n '09. C. J. Skinn er of Auburn, ce nter nnd lt- ft gu a rd Norm ;-tl seconcl t ea m '08; Cl'nt er firs t team 'G9 . H I:' is proving a W<•rthy succes!"or of Swenson '09 .

C. GOR DON JJECK

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Audubon Nl·lf o f Virgini a , :ts"i!'lnnt ph _v!<ic a l director, Hen e ry Co lkgt·; winnt·: o f 100 vanl da"h and h a mm e r th r-o w n t Ht·ne ry- and Em<·ry College , Emery Virginia; ri g ht gua r d '09 . William Gi l more of Nebra!'ka, City cnptain o f h igh sc hoo l foot · b a 11 tea m th r ee

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years; full b ack hig h sch ool foot ball team '03. '04·, '05 , '06; fo rward on high sc hool basket ba ll tea m; pitc her o n high sc hool base ball team '{).1., '05. '06; took wt.'ight and high jum p events '03 . '04, '05, '06; centerfield amateur of Nebruska City '06'07·'08.

Wa rd McDf.well o f Hardy, base ball a nd b asket b a ll in H ardy hig h sch ool '05, '06, 0 7 ; cl us s basket ball at Norma l '08, class base b a ll '08; base ball No rm a l first team '09; hig hest b a tting a verage; ldt field, catcher , man ager ; qu aterback No rmal second t eam '08, end '09 .

Hnrlcy Shaver of I3runing , m a king g ood a t his position of left Tackle on Norm a l First Tea m , '( 19 .

Fra nk J~nnin gs of Peru, class b aske t oall ·o~-'07 ; secorid tea m basket b ill! '07'08; second football t eam '07-08 ; left g u a ro '09. _

George E. Stevens o f Western, baske t ball and base b a ll Western Hig h School '05 -'06. 07; captain o f Western 's bas ket· a nd base b all teams '08 ; No rm a l basket ball '08-,09; base ball '09; captin bas ket ball '09' 1 0; rig ht end foot b a ll '09.

HARLEY SfiA \ 'ER

G. Homer Wrigh~s~an . ~f Auburn •. ~l~ss has ket ball '06-' 07; fi·rst team '08; b:lse ball, Bethel White Socks '07-'08, left guard -'09. Glen n Colburn o f H a rdy , on track tea m ;

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Oren Lincoln of Lincoln . g un rd o n foot ball te<~ m Di xon Milita rv Aca ilt:mv '03· tackle Not ma l '07, '08; al~erna ting ~t full~ b ack a nd line '0 9 . . Burto n Ba rn es of Holley Colo rad o. utili t y line man ·'09. Henry' ~ id~en of Dnnne hrog, member o f ch a mpionship gymnasium tea m of Da n n eb rog; cha mpi on's o f thei r class in Nebrask.a a nd Io wa '05-'06-'07-'08, class basket ba ll ' 11 ; utility ~nd '09.

Peru 5-Wesleyan 5 Friday, Octo ber 22 , under the mo st favo r a ble weat her conditi on~ and in the presence of a la rge num ber of enthu sia stic Wesleyan roo t~rs the No rma l played the h eavy

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Wesleya n Coyotes t o a 5-5 score . The ga m e began p ro mptly a t t hree t hirty w i th Wesley Hn kick ing t o Norm a l, who m ade a s h o rt ret urn . Aft e r d irvc t ing the H t tack aga ins t the st r o n g line of t he op p o n e n ts, Beck sent A p a ss t o Steven s w h o cu rried the p umpkin thirty y a rd s t o w a r d th e Weslcyu n goal but drop p ed t he b a ll wh e n t ackl ed , a W esley a n m Gt n r eco v e ring it . For t he rem a ining o f th e fi rst h a l f the ball surged b ack a nd fo r t h across t he field nei t he r 10ide bein g a ble t o gain g r o un d c onsisten tly. The hig h wind cau s ed much t ro uble i n h a ndl in g punts, w hich, co u p led w i t h fumbles, end a n gered both goals several times. The h a lf e nded with t h e s cor e 0- 0 . I n the second b a H Peru ki ck e d t o Wesleya n , whp by series o f end run s ,fo rwcd p asses,

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anr1 tackle :•gRinst tackl e pla ys. ca rried t he hall ~tea dily clown t he fidd and llcross t ht· Normal gmt! line early in th e :-:econrl hnlf. for th e fi rl't t o uc h cl ow n . :--logon! wa~ kicked. ::lcorc We~le yan 5 -Normal 0 . The team :-: n ow c h a nged goa l:-: and renewed t he conflict . At thil' !'tage of the ga m e there w a~ fl great dc•fl l uf ki ckigg nn both sine!' . Reck, for the No rm a l clearly o ut kicking the o p pn!<ing hoo ter by a w ide m a rgi n, gain ing ground co n :-:is tently anr1 finally pl acing the b s-tll on t he twent y y11 rd line o f the oppo ne nt s, w ht-re he essayt·d a rlrop ki ck, th e ha ll missing t he pos t b y a s m a ll mnrgin . Wc:-slcya n punted out and Peru, by using ta c kle s m al' hes a nr1 on side ki ck s , carried th e ball s )o .,vly but s teadily, down the field to the fifteen yard line w her e Peru w as fo rcPd to kick. Wesleyan being h eld for downs a t tempted to punt bu t the ball w as blocked by one o f the Normal forward s . Storldard received t he ball and crossed the goal line fo r a touchd o wn . No goal was kicked . Score Wesleya n 5-Peru 5 Time w as called with the b a ll in Wesleya n 's possession on the Normal fo urty five yard line. Among those deserving special me nti o n are Skinner, Gilmore, Beck, Stodda rd and Ste wa r t. Peru 6 , Midland 0 One of t h e fastest foot-ball games o f the sea son was played o n Oct o ber 30, when the Normal team m et the M idland "eleve n " at Auburn , Neb. Midl a nd won the toss a nd chose t o d e-. fend the so uth goal. Beck kicked off t o Blessi ng w h o r et urn ed the b all ten yards. On t be firs t d own Skinner broke through the line a nd down ed the qu a r t erback befo re he could mo ve fro m h is tra cks. Midla nd was then forced to punt and· th e ball w a s return ed fifteen yards by Btck . By line smashes by Stewa~t , Gilm o re, and Gelw ick the b a ll was carried to Midland's second yard line, where Peru was held fo r downs. Midland punted and Peru agnin,

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forcerl the ba II , h)' the !'a me t a ctics t o Midla nd 's ten yard line, whe re Per u tried a fake place ki ck, whic h failed . Midland a gain punted a nd aga in Pt:ru carried the ball to Midland'!' te n ya rrllin.e wh ere Peru wn s agai n h eld fo r down s. M idland punted and the h a lf en derl with t he ball in the cen ter of th e field. Score 0-0. Midland ki cked o ff to Peru an d the hall was r e t u rned by Gilm ore fifteen yard~. After .tdv a ncing th e hall twenty fi ,·e )·ards Peru wa ~ held for down ;; . Midland punted to Reck w ho returned the ball sixtv vard s. In a few sm ash es Gilm ore carr ied the b a ll o ver t he line fo r a touchdown However the officia ls ca lled the ball b ac k to the th irty five ya r d line where Beck s tepped o ut of bounds o n hi s return of Midla nd 's punt. In order t o praTe t o Midla nd that " wha t man bas d one m an can do," the Normalites too k the ball back und in a few downs Gilmore was 11ho ved over the line for a touchdown . Beck kicked out t o Gilmore and then Beck kicked goal. Score 6-0 . Midland kicked to Peru and after an exchange of punts, time w a s called. Fiaal score: Pern 6, Midlan d 0.

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Soclttlts Philomath can. Lee Redfern.

T h e a m o unt of tale nt in P~ru Normal this year is unusual, giving the societies a n excellen t oppo rtunity to prepare and gi ve va ried programs. The outl ook for the future o f a ll is very brig ht since the ta lent is not a lone in the senior class but seem s to be distributed thru o u t a ll of the classes. Sometim es the various members o f the faculty a r e r eq uested to furnish some p art on the prog ram s a nd h a ve ever shown them !lelves willing to help in any m a nner p ossible. The program o f Octo ber 22, was rather u ni q ue and very much up-to-date fro m the


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fact that it consisted in a \'ivid dramattz· a tion of the Peary-Cook ex pedit ions to th e North pole Edi~o n Pettit acted a11 Pea ry while \V. D. Bo:-:tder t oo k th e part 0f Cook. Scenes s howing both their trip and home receptions w<·re _g iven a n d as a condusion Pe:1 ry a nd Conk engaged in a debate as to the merit~ of their cla ims. The Ha llowe'en ret•t•ption given on the evrning of October, 29, to all me m hers of the society was plnnned and ca rried out und er the management of the P ro moters Committee. The ha ll was tastefullv clecorated with oak leave·:;, colored ligh ts, a nrl blark cats, giving the weird effec t. A short program was given , then a socia l good time was enjoyed by a ll. Apples a nd pumpkin J.lie were served a nd ea t en in the old fashioned way. The closing number of the evening ente rt a inment was a pipe-n rgan-.~~lo; th~::-humor o f which ca used much laughter from the a udience. Admission beil)g .by tidet. onl y , o n the above evening it. was n oted -th at the memb_ershipt.f!d.,g"ow!l t o a bout one -hundred Stxty. The ha ll was well filled . . The Progra~ · committee, of which .Joy E . Morgan ts ch airma n, has prepared a card ca talogue of a ll members g iving .~heir h ome a ddress. their Peru address and a .. s hort descri.ption of such da t a as is o f value to a c0mmittee of this kind. This pr~ves of great va lue in p reparing a program, n o t only a~ a n a id but a lso as a time-saver . .The boys an d girls . of the societ y will gtve separ a te programs so metime in the n ear future. This has been done in former yea rs and has proven q uite successful. · We a re sor ry t o learn that Professor Gregg has r esigned his position as advisor of Everett but w ish to congratulate ou ~ sister society upon the fact th at P rofessor Cornell bas become Mr. Gregg's su ccesscr. Everett Ed na Barnes.

It is with hen regret we are obliged t o

submit t o t h e retir..-men t of Pro (l';;"o r F. M G regg ns ndv isl·r o( Even·tt Li t erary Society. Professo r Gn·g/.! wn s :1ppo intcd ndvisl'r nf the sol·iety wht·n it wa s in its infancv, when t h e stru;.!gle fo r l')(i:<tt· nce scemc·;llikcl\' to resu l t in total extinl· tiun. As wns ch a~acteri st ic o f the 111'111 he imm ed ia tely se t about to pln <.·c the· :<ocicty o n a s ound litct·a t·y ba:<i s and thr u loya l , co nsuenti o u s wor k . tl 1i s h;r:< bl'en done. Everett Society o wes mut.:h t o Pro l(::<so r Gregg. m o re th ;-111 i t c:c1n e yer· rep r1y. He has spe nt h o urs of hi s va lu nblc tim e, much thot a nd st t-cngth in the int e r es ts o f th e socil'ty and even n o w lw retires on ly bt'cau se o.f extrem e press ure o f w ork in other li nes. While his re tire m ent is in a sense a loss t o the society .}'l't the po licy h e h ns olwnys stood fo r nnd the principles h e h as instilled , will dom in ate a ncl s h Ape E\·crett as lo ng as it st~1nd s . 'We c<t n rcp:-ty but a s m a ll portion of tht· i mml· n st.' d ebt, which the society O'vves Professo tGregg, but w e can s h ow ou t- F1pp1·eciat i o n o f hi s efforts by )ova l a u ci co~scicnt i ous striving t o a tt a in the i dea l h e has set fo r u s. Professor Cornell, recen tl y c h osen adv iser to Ever ett li terFI r y society , is a li ve one. He i s a l{e ni us in mus ic. a n efficient leader of the No rm a l Ba n d , a k ee n , accu r ate class-room instructo r, always a n d eve rywh ere a typi..:a l cu l t ured college man . Though quiet a nd unass umin g in manner, he is genuinely e nthusiastic, and a l oyal promoter of every legitim ate college e o terprise. D u r ing a stay oflittle more than a year in Pe ru. h e has won his way to the h earts o f the s tudents. His splend id university training. quiet poise, r a r e n a tive end ow m ents , weil-balanced jurlg m eu t, un· limi ted c·~ pacity fo r work, an d

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h ustling proclivities, m ake him especially valu a ble as adviser to a live , progressive literary society like Everett. Professor Cornell is a lready welcomed to the h ea rts of t he Everetts who rejoi ce that s u ch a


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Athenian . F r ances Gilber t. · The ne w A thcni :m pPster box has been p urchased. a n d it ca n n o w he see n in the J,.bby of t he C hapel, r i\·al ing in beauty, those b elo n g in g to th e othe r societies. We ctTt:lin ly ;1pprcciate the good taste and fa it hfu l service of t h ose g irls w h o w orked so h a rd t o obtain t hi s. The society h as been fort un ate i n ha\'in g some \'er·y at t r ncti \'lc poster s. Than ks to the good \\'ork o f ~ r sses H a rriet Sh ack let o n and hlyrt le Easley. An i nteresting a ncl in structi\·e debate gin•n Satur day <· \·t:ning, Oetober 30, w hil·h \\'aS _gr eatly enjoyed by a ll p r esen t. T he q uestion r ead as fo llows: "Resol ved t hat labor un io ns a re on the \\'h o le beneficia l. " T he affi r ma t iYe w a s upheld by l\ l is:-es Isabelle Ga b us and Jattie H e ndricks nnd t h e n egative debated by Misses l\f:t bel Brun ner a nd Su;;ie Mathis. By the spi ri t and \'i m p ut in t h eir d iscussions, w e r ea li ze that t h e gi rls a re taking hold of t his work in a w ay w hich can only lead to the best inter ests o f t he society . \\'11!'

I' HOFESSOR C llH :>I E L l •.

t nl<·n tt: d m embe1· of th e fac ul ty m ay b e th eir gu id e a nd ins pira t io n. Lo ng nwy Evere t t li ve a nd shine und e r s uc h gu idnncc! A n orig in a l three- ne t c o m ed y o f m o re th a n o rdina 1·y m erit a nd in tet·es t, ent i t ied ·' A Collcge Girls ' H a ll o we 'en ," w as p r ese nte cl h y Ev er e t t Society , Frid ay , u c t o b er 29 . Barb a r a Ca rd w ill , c h a irm a n o f th e progr a m co mmi t~ee , a nd Fra nces Willa rd Blnkc a rc chiefl y resp o n sible fo r t he uni que and orig in a l id ea a nrl t he writing o f t he comc rl y, w hi ch is said to be o ne of t he best eve r pr ~ du cerl in t he No m1 a l. The cas t o f ch a r ac ters was as fo llo w s: "The Red Ca p Clic k" - Fnmces Willa 1·d Bla ke , Btu·h a rn C a r d w ill, Le na M. Freid ay , Belle Bo lejack a n d Nev a Bes t ; " The College Boys " - Varro E . T y lc t·, Harold M. Stephen :;, Fred H . H urst, William Gilm o re a n d Ra lph J ack so n . Mus ic w as furni shed t hn10u t t he eve nin g b y the No rmal 0:-chestt·a un der t h e learler ship o f P r o fessor Loeb o f Nebr as k a Ci ty. Aft er t h e r eocli t io n o f th e comed y t he g irls o f t he cas t en t er ta ined th e b oys o f t he ca s t a nd th e ne wly appo in ted advise r, a t a H a ll owe'en 'feed .' '

Ciceronian. An H•Id Kue nnin g . T he last meeti ng of Ciceronia n D~::b a t ing Societ v was h eld o n October 23, w hen t he qu csti; >ll, Resolved t h at tex t books for p u b lic sch ools s h o uld be furnished by t h e s t nte. was exte mpo r a n eo usly d iscussed by M ess rs. S kinn er, P etti t a n d Gol dstein on th e affi rm a ti ve a nd M essrs. B urrell , Dirks a nd Gilbe r t on the negative. We arc pleased t o lea rn th at Geo. N. Foste r a nd By rn e C. Marcell us . who were m e rn bers of Cicero se ve ra l years ago h ave w o n places o n t he Uni versi ty sq u ad. Con sider a ble in terest is show n in deba tin g a t the U ni vers ity sinceGov .,Sheldon, a grad u ate from ther e, h as set asicle ten dolla rs fo r every uni versity st u den t who is s uccessful i n making t he . team and who \'viii ta ke p ar t in t he in ter s t ate contests.


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II Rtligious II N.C. C. A. Agnea Van Oriel. On October 17, theN. C. C. A. met and elected officers for th e coming year. The following persons were cho~en bv the Association to fill the different offic~s: Agnes VanDriel , president; Miss Bruner, bu!'iness ma nager; Miss Menn, r ecording secretary; Mrs. Jack, treasurer; Miss Van Oriel, pianist. The assotiation is hoping that the entire society, working with the corps of officers, may ma ke this year a mos t successful one. The Catholic Associations of the state hold their annual convention at Lincoln during the first week in November. Miss Lally will attend this convention as the representative from our organization here at Peru. On Sunday, October 24, Miss Ford gave a spl~nd~d report to the members of the Assocta hon. Her topic was "C _.. I M . " a rutn a - annmg . She gave, besides a biographteal sketch, something ofhis work and its effect upon the educational and rei'tgtous . world .

Y. M. C. A. Rollo T. Fosnot. "Do right, and thou hast naught to fear

Right hath a power that makes thee s.t

L.~ • h · d T= ntg t ts a rk, but light is near,

rong.

The grief is short, the joy is long." Our association joined the Y. W. c. A. in a candy sale which was well patronized. The proceeds are to be invested in new song books. Clarey Nielson led our meeting on October 17, giving us a report of the Cascade Convention. The following extracts were taken from his note-book. 'Motives" by Bishop McDowell:

''Motives of a christian man mus t be clear a nd pure enough to sec.: throug h , large- enough t o last , and hi g h t'll<Hrgl t t o use. Next t o the trr•gedy o fruin is the loss of early motive I t takes a tremendous m o tivc to carry a successful li fe. •· •· Habit s'' hy Bishop M cDowell : "Are your habits o f prayer· so good that y o u would r eco mm end th eir uni vc.: r sa l a dopti o n? If your h abits o f pra~· t-r are n o t good enough to be adopted universa lly, are they g ood enough fo r y n u? If your habits are not g ood enough to export, are they good enough t o keep? Habits are the defining qualities of life ." "What you are speaks so lo ud that I cannot hea r what y ou say."- Emerson . ''Foreign Mi!>s io ns" by Murr~y: China is sa id to have progresseil m o r e in the last three years than in the previOI.~S 3,000 yl·ars. A new sense of unity 1s grasping the people of India. Social progress is gt·cat and women are classed high er . Strong ' men o f. India ad vocate sucial ch :wge especially rega rding widows. The r e a re over 200 important dialects, between sixty and 100 races and nine closely defined religious castes. Here a r e a few extracts taken from the talk given by Mr. Kuenning, October 24, his subject being, " lnflu~nce of a Christian, as a Teacher, with .a View Toward Moral Improvement": "Influence is an ir,herent power which_ we all possess. There are none so lo w or so mean that they do not possess this inna te power of influ encing some one by ac tion, word, or deed . There are none so good or morally perfect that they are not su sceptible to this power. With a view towaril mora l improvement the most potent factors are a strong Christia& character and a strong perl!lonality . We, as teachers, do not rea lize the dignity and responsibility o f o ur professio n. In our daily life we must forget many of the so-called pleasures. be-


THE NORMALlTE cause we are l ooked up t o as models." Mr. Go lclstt.>in led o ur meeting October 31, s ubject c hosen being "True Heroi ~m." ··C hrist is the gren test ufheroes . A hero mu s t overcome o bs t a cles, as Peary and Cook in search for the Pole. We nrc in a w o rld of competiti on calling forth effort in orcler to be successful. The Ene o f leas t n ·sistance is the natura l cour~e for u s t o fo llow. Our ha rdest battle t o be fo ught is agHins t o ur own passin n s. Education will lig hten this hattie, n o t necessarily ove rco me it , fu r p er se\·erance ts required in thi s as in all things." The following are our committee chairman : J o hn W . Lang, religi ous; Clarey Niel!;o n , bible s tudy ; Varro E. Ty!Pr, membership; J. E . M o rga n , mission; L . W Dirks, social.

Y. W. C. A. Isa belle Gabus. Our Y . W . h o ur October 29, furnished a trea t t o the girls in the form of an in teres ting a nd instructive talk on "A Useful Woman" by Miss Stouer. She emphasized the fac t th a t we need m oral , intellectual and physica l development, but especia lly physical in o ur work as teachers. The ideas of every g irl who beard the talk were broadened a nd a better knowledge o f the well-bala n\·ed woman was gained. At a business meeting o! the Associa tio n girls, the membership fee of fifty cents w as decided upon, with the understanding that an a diti on a l fee should be added later for the purpose of supporting a loca·l secretary, if w e can secure one. A local sec reta ry would in sure the power of our work and strengthen our efficiency , to a great extent. The Sunday meeting October 24, was conduc t ed by Miss Gertrude Ely, whose subject was "Missions." Her talk led us t o believe that every girl is a miss io nary,

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and tha t her life is of as much impo r tance as the life o f a fo reign missionary, b ecause of t he influence she exerts in daily contact with ot her lives. Miss Bessie Gaskill gave hr r C ascad~ repo rt "The Ente;ta inment a nd Pleasures of the Cascade Trip," which made e very g irl w ish she h ad been able to sha r e the pleas ure and profit that the delega tes did. Miss Belva Nickel presented the matter o f sys tematic giving, by which the girls pledge week ly a n y amount from two cents upwa rd, for the m a intenance o f the Cascade fund . Over fify-four doll a rs was pledged. A sple ndid meeting was C·mducted Sunday. October 21, with Fra nces Willa rd Bla ke as leader. Her subject was "The Habit o f Happiness." She said tha t it was o ur duty to God a nd our fello wmen t o be h app y. a nd th a t if we do not have this h a bit o f happiness, we ca n cul tivate it by a firm resolve th a t we will. M a ny contributions o n the subject were offered, and we. pass them a long th a t you may have the opportunity of enjoying them as we did . "If you' re fretted a nd cross And quite a t a loss ' T o really know wh at is worth while; Find somebody who Is worse off than you And see if you can 't make him smile."

"The inner side of every cloud Is bright and shining. I therefo re t urn my clouds about 1\.nd " ear t hem inside out T o show the lining. "-Ellen Fowler. "0 wait no more on worry, Compan io n not with care, Ever the morning da wneth And dawneth everywhere. And when the heart is open To lovliness a nd truth, From every wind of Heaven Comes the World's eternal youth " It is easy enough to be pleasant When life flows by like a song, But the man worth while Is the man who will smile When everything goes dead wrong."


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LENA M. FRlllrlAY, ' 10 Ed ito r-in-Chief. ARTHUR GILDERT, ' 10 Associate Editor D. H. \VF.DI!Il , '1 0 - llusipcss .\1 a nagcr A ssistant Edit.o rs '10 ]ATTI E H ENDR ICKS, '11 , C LI FFORD R EKDil i CKS, '06 Russ EL STEW AllT, ' 11 CECELIA WEU RS ,

FRANCBS WILLARD B L AKE

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TYLER,

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FRAKK ELLEl'iDERGER,

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Literary Relig io us Alum ni Athlzt ic Loca l E xcha nge Class · Clubs

Board of Managers

Facul ty Senior Class Junior Class Tra iner·Specia l Class So phomo re C l a~s Do ra Kaffenberger, ' 13 F resh man Class Arthur Gilbe rt, '10 Philo ma tbea n Society Ra lph j ackson, ' 10 E verett Society Barba ra Cardwill, '1 0 Dra ma tic Club Francis Gilbert, '10 At hen ia n Society Arnold Kuenning, '10 . Ciceronian Society Isabelle Gabus, '10 Chai r man Y. W. C. A. Y. M. C. A. Joseph Goldstein Agnes Van Oriel, ' 10 ~. C. C. A. ] . B. Dennis, 'l 0 Biological Associatio n F. M. Gregg Clarey Nielson ' 10 jattie Hendricks, ' 1 t Clara Stark

So many Gods, so many creeds So many paths tha t wind and wind, Whi le just the art of being kind Is all this sad world needs.

The public i o.: )!llihy nf' IH·i n g 'f:td •T: Iz \·." Thi s \'(·t·dict w:t!" n·tnnted hy tiH· ln·in g Purl< I l l.. \\' o m :•n ' :- c luh :d.tt·t· t wn h o urs spe n t in di !-I..'II!"Sin g t h e p •·~· v:• il in;..: f:11l!" . ll l·•·c arc ~nnlt' whi c h \\Tt'l..' cll'l'J' it'd: Book!< wi th I'CH tg h (· d gl·s. UifTcn•nt tn·atm t:n ts tn m n l; ~· \\' ll JJH!n hc·autilu l . Tur n ~d

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B u rn t woocl . The lwn gH r oo wR ik. T h e athletic g irl. T he !' u il case pocl<ct boo li. School pins. S ide b u rn s. Co m p r essed fo o d t a blets . The n o b r ea k fas t fa d. T he u ncoo k ed food n oti on. The soa k ed •·a,v w h e ::a t c: • -~•ze. The a nti -ba k i n g po , .... ck r fad . Teddy h ea r s ::an rl hillil<in s . S heat h s ki1·t s a nd swe:. t c1·s. The merr y w id o "'' cn1ze. A ppcn d ic i tis . Ha t s a n d puffs. T he mic r.ohc in e v e r y th in g. The m icro be scar e h as b eco m e so gene r a l t h at foods th at h a v e b een t.>8t e n fo r ages a rc n ow bein g n :g-arded with s u spici on . S m all fru its , even t h e .bea utiful , l u sci ous s t rawbc ny h as bec o m e a fru itful so urce o f con tro ver sy. On e m a n eats fi gs fo t· th e fin e m ech a nical effects o f th e i r s m a ll see cl s up o n hi s in te rn a l m a chin ery; hi s ne ig h bo r as fir m l_v beli e ves th at e v ery s m a ll seed t h at passes t h ro u g h hi s lips m akes a b eel ine fo r hi s appe n d ix.

The relatio n o f h usband a n d w i fe i s a fer tile field fo r th e epig r ammat is ts. One o f the best "take-offs' ' i s t h a t b y Th omas H oo d who w r ote on a h usba nd w h o w e p t fo r the w ife h e bad lo n g q u arreled w i t h : "After such years of dissension a n d strife,


T H E KO I:L\L \LITE ~ ome wo1Hk1· t ha t Pe te r

s ho ul d w ee p · fo r his w ile; Bu t h i,; to:ars o n her gn1,·e are n o th i n~ sucP'·isingli e' s lay ing he r du s t fo r fea r o f its rising."

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Peru int11 t h e te nching p r o fe:<sio n

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n~ar. t h i:< num bt:r cn111mnndin g an inco me

fo r th e yea r nf n o t less tha n $ 15 0 ,00 0. This uun1 hn is seco nd to n o n e se n t o u t b y t he ed u cat io n a l in s t i t ut i rm s o f the sta t e. \\"t: llHI\' attri b u te t hi;: t o th e fa ct th at su pe rin-tendent s a n d di st 1:ict b oa rd s a~c d e rn :o111clin•7 t eac ht·t·s n o t ~o muc h lo r t h en· 0 . . . h ig he t· edu ca t io n b"u t fm· better tra 1111 ng m the p ro fcs~i nn in w h ich t hey a re w anted. T his g o es to pro ,·e th a t a gen er a l educati o n n o m a t ter h o w hi g h i t m ay be d o es n o m o re t o qu a lify o n e fo r t he t each ing profe ssio n tit a n i t d o es fo r a n y ot he r profes siu n , th at t o be a t eache r we m us t h a ,·e s peci al t r a i ning in t h a t li ne o f w o rk ju s t as a la w yer '"·o uld h av e specia l tra inin 0•.T in h is line o f wor k an d th e sch o o ls whi ch b est furni s h thi s t r a inin g fo r teache r s a r e t he n o n11 a l schools of t h e state.

Tht'l'l' ee1·ta inly s hould n o t he a lac k o f i nten· ~t s h o \\' n in th e !kha t ing w o rk o ur· in g th e pn~ s t• n t y en t·. T he Yery fact that C. 11. M oo r e o f o~c eo l a , pre~ id c n t o f la ~t yea r' s se ni or c l a~s a nd m e mbe r of t he :\lis~ o uri de bating ~qun d , h n~ ofTl-red a go ld m ed a l t o t he hc ~ t deba t er in t h e sch ool, an d t h nt !'vl i ~s J u lia Va n Dril·l o fV alc ntim·. a s tu clt•nt o f the ~a m e da~s , a m e m ber o f t h e s a m e d e b a t ing ~ q u a d , a nd edi tor -inc h ief of the No t·ma li t e las t :yea r. h as o ffered a g-<J ld m eda l fo 1· t he bes t lady debate r, s h ou ld he a n in n· n t i\·e fo r c \' e1·y loya l s tud ent t o tak e pa rt in the rkhati ng w o,rk a nd ht•l p m a in tain th e title th e No rmal b a s a lready esta b lis he d am n ng t he c o lleges w it h w h ich ~he h ~ 1 s de b ated. S a t ut·da y , Oct o b e r 30. occu n ed the secBu t t h ese m e d rd s a lon e s h o uld n o t be o n d n u mber o f t he No rm a l L ee t u n : o ur o nl y incen t ive fo r ta k in g p a r t. No C o urse, wh e n R o n . Cha m p Cla rl, , ' ' leade r m a t t e r h o w sim ple a q ues t io n may be, o r · of t h e mi n ')rity p a rty o f t he l ate l a m en t eel h o w fe w m ay t a k e p a r t in i t s d isc u ssio n, c o n g r ess ," entertained and d eli g h ted his th e benefi t s which we der i ve fr o m i t will a udie nce , by g i ving ske t ch es o t t h e li Yes o f be everlas tin g. F o r it is there !h a t we g reat men in cong r ess . le ar·n t o e xpress o u rsel ves intelli g<'n t ly l\l[ r. C la t·k need s n o intr o d u c ti o n, fo r his a n d co ncisely on t h e ~ pu r of t h~ mo m ent r e putatio n is n atio n wide . He i s indee d o n w h a t e ver qut•stion w e may b e i nteres t~ dcm ocr a t ic in m a nner and speech a s well cd in. as in p o litical fa ith . T he S t ate Norm a l Sch o ol o f Pe r u ha s a lI t is s a id t h a t t h e l ecture cou r se fo r th e way s h a d a r eco rd i n d eb ates that s he pre sent :vea r is th e strongest i n the h ism a y b e j us t ly proud o f. This h as b ee n t ory of the sch ool. clu e a g rea t dea l t o t he fact t h at such stu.clen t s a s ·M r. Mo o re a nd M iss Va nDriel h a ve su ppo rted i t. M ay ever y s t uden t, in P r ofesso r Bro w nell (In M et eor ology loyalty t o t h e sc hoo l , e ither b y p ar ticipa t- class after a di scu ssi o n o n t h e r esistance ing in th e disc u ssio ns or by th eir prese nce of t he a t m osphc re )-Wh y d oes n o o n e sufat i ts m eeting s , su ppo rt th is b ra nc h o f fe r i nj ury fr o m fal lin g r a in rlt-o p s? sch ool w o r k. M r. P e t tit - They' re so ft. ··· $ · It i s in t eresti ng t o no t e how grea t ly in de m a nd is the N or m a l tra ined t eache r. No t less th a n three hundred s tudents w er e se n t o u t b y th e S t a te Norma l Sch ool o f

••P ol iten ess is like a n a ir cushio n. t he re m ay be n ot h ing in i t but i t eases t h e j olts co nsi de r a b ly ."


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Does Ma Wish She Was Par ·•J wish I had a lot o'cash "

s~z pa, one w inter's ni~ht;

" I'd I!O down Sooth an' stav a while Where days a re warm a~' brig ht." Be: set a n' watched the fire die . (Seemed lost in thoughtful daze,) Ttl! rna brought in some fresh pine kn ots An' made a cheerful blaze. ·'I wish I had a million sha res 0' stock in St andard Oil, " Ses pa; •·t wouldn 't do a thing." Ma made the kettle boil An' mixed hot buscuits, fr ied some ham An' el!gs (smelt I!Ood, you bet!) Fet~7sd cheese an' doughnut~~, made so me tea. en pa-set down an' ct! "I wts . h I was a millionaire " Stz pa·• "I'd h aveasna . ' p."

Next from the. 1ounge, we heard a snore: P_a-at hts .ev'eni n' nap! Ma dtd the dishes, shook the d oth An' !;shed np, put things awa:y,' the cat, then started up Ber pla ns for bakin' da:y. Sbe washed · A , an put some beans t o soak 0 set some bread to rise· .' Unstrung dried All app1es, soaked' 'em, t oo, ready for her pies· . ' She brought Th more wood, put oat the cat en darned four pairs o' socks· , Pa woke a n' . bed· ' M ' sez, "I t ' s time for a, ha ve you wound both clocks''), - Mary F K · . . . . Hutchtnson in Woman's H Companwa orne .:I> Ar~hie H os t erm an r ecen tly ·adcled .

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:t soU4 to a solution o f K F ~C:)~.~nd lo oked· for chemical action 4-b:~ n s Jts as quiet as a la mb" Professor Del ze 11 m • commerCial • 1 class: When a m an . aw . marnes a woman what does he gef?· M r . C roo k : H er debts. . M iss Blake lead y · w. "" uun d ay Oct. 31 tn a St-!f sacrificing manner Sh ... s h,e · e satu won ld read a few verses on h ap~ m . !ls a nd hoped tha t we wo uld a ll take "ioy" h w ith us. orne t:

Mr. Fosnot walks into the II'bra M' ')b TJ. ISS G J ert receive!'l a great . t' · 1nsp1ra JOn. He · · only wished for a good reason to stay.

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Senior. E lizabeth C urry. W eclnesclay , October 27, was o n e of th e r ed le tt er days for the seniors. O n t h a t even ing, we met for c lass orga ni za ti o n , which h ad n ecessarily been pos tponed on accou nt o f t he absence of o ur c l ass-adv iser . Pro fessor Gregg acted a s tcm po r ary adviser in Miss El li s' p lace. W e consi der ourselves fo rtunate t o be ahle to h a ve as presid e nt one of the strongest m e n in the sch ool . Mr. A. f. Stoddnrd o f Auhurn. The other o fficer s elec ted arc:: Agnes VanDrid, vicc-pn.:s id ~ u t; Mary Ellenb..:rgcr, secreta r y; Russell Whitfi<· ld, trensurer; Cece li a \ ¥e hrs, se rgea nt-at-a rm s; Clarey N i e lson. class r epn s l'ntative o n the normalite b oard; Varro Tyler , leade r o f cl ass ye ll s. We fel'l th a t we could have c h osen no better representatives o f the class tha n these w ho h ave s b own them selves t o be su c h strong and fa ithful work ers in its int<>rests. In a n swer to a telegram sent to Miss E llis t e1ling her o f the res ul ts of the m eeting, the fo llowing m essage was received: AusTIN . Minn. October 28. T o THE CLASS OF 1 9 10: Glad .the class i s o r gan i zed. M ay t he year be one of great profit, and rea] pleasure. Trust the class will be we ll re p resented at tbe State Teach ers' Associ at i on. Hope to greet you a ll s oon. MATTIE CooK ELLis. We were g la d t o hear P r esid en t Crabtree announce in chapel r ecently that Dr. A. E. Winship of Boston h as a ccepted the seni o r s' invitation to deliver the commencement address next June. Dr. Winship is wid]y known a~ one of the g r eatest educational journalists of America,


TH E NO R i\lALITE a nd wea r e ind eed fo rtun a te in sec uring him .

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m a l, exte nd t o IH·r a nd the b ereaved fa mily o ur sympa thy in this th eir hnur of sorro w, ~md with this sy mpa thy whi ch w e ex te nd , we t'xpr t'BS our h o pe tha t eyen so g r ea t a loss to t hem m ay be over ruled fo r goo d by Him w h o d oe t h a ll t h ings w ell. Be it r esoh ·ed , Tha t a co p y of t h ese r esolutio n s he sent t o Mi ss E a t o n a nd also published in t he No rm a lite. Co m m ittee: J. B. De nni s. . Len a M. F reiday. Ar t hur G il ber t .

On Saturday a ft ern oon , Oct obe r 30, M rs . Sh a m bau g h en ter t a ied the Kinder· ga rtcn se nio r s. a nd six t y frie n ds o f li ttle Jane a t a H a ll o w een festiYa l. M iss Alling h a m , P ro fesso r a nd Mrs. Week s , ;;~ n d Pr o fesso r Coruell w e re g ues ts of h o n o r ; "Ua k Glenn " was certainly eq ua l t o its nt•ame o n this d eligh t ful occasio n . The li rs t -fl oor ro o m s w ere t ransfo rm ed into bowers uf o a k, w h ere b ig owls perc hed, a nd bl ack cats stayeci Juniors. p artly hi d d e n . The sh aded lig h ts a nd jack-o '-l an t e rn s lent mu ch t o th e H a llo w Chas. Mo ulten . e 'en spirit. H a llo we'en invitation: The h o use w as t hro wn o p en to th e little Juni o rs! Be y e hert:by summo ned b y the fo lks , wh o r o mped a n d played g ames in- call o f th e w itch es t o appear a t the boding door s a nd out, until called t o t he p a rl o r h o ur o f eig ht in the g ymnasium . Bring a and h a ll to p a rt a k e o f th e dain ty refr esh- knife a nd co me wi t h a t least o ne g arm ent m en ts ser yed b y fo u r li t tle " ghos t s. ' ' wro ng side o ut, upside d o wn , o r hind side After the children h ad gon e, the Seniors fo re. By o rder o f the bla ck cat and int oo k th d r ''turn" a t h aving a good time. h a bita nts of the occult kingd o m. After a m e rry h o ur in which a ll j o ined , On Mon day evening. No vembe r 1, the th ey t o o, were se rved to bountiful r efresh- Juniors readily r es p o ncied to this in v ita men ts. Whe n they depa rted in t !-.e la t e t io n a nd a t the appointed time wer e seen a ftern oon, each g irl d eclared i t was one o f gro ping th eir w a y thro u g h the dimly the j o llies t events o f her life. lig h t ed roo m, fearing th a t at a n y m o ment Miss C ulbertson dictat es in gra mma r th ey mig ht be haunted b y some m y s tericlass, "Le t n o t him boast w h o puts his .o us witc h . The j ack-o '-lan tern s were arm o r o n, b11t him th a t takes it off." casting bro ad smiles in the w ee small Mr. Belde n, who h asn't h ea rd ( ?) : . corne r s of the r oo ms, while the o ther dec"What w a s th at s en tence a bout put t ing o rati o ns a fford ed a plea sing effect in harthe a rm aro und ?" m on y with t h e event. The witche11 were At th e s uggestio n o f P resident C r a b t ree, very g ene ro us in t elling fo rtunes a nd r ev ealing t he future, p a s t a nd prese nt to t he se ni o r s have b y thi s tim e chosen the those who we re eager t o lea rn their fa te. d epa r t m ents into w hich t heir t hesis su bDuring wi<·rd str a in s o f mu sic a~ d b y !he j ec t s w ill take them . Many h a ve their p ~le light of a flickering ca ndle the guest s s u bj ect!! d ecided upo n , a nd h ave beg un wer e served to refreshments. Afte r r efreshwo rk in earnest. A good b eginning d urm en ts, a s h ort progra m co nsisting of ing th e fi rs t semes te r w ill b e s ure t o lig h t- g host sto ries was ren dered. T h e class e n th e w o rk to w a rd the end of the yea r . r o ll w a s then in t ro duced by o ur advisor. P eru , Nebr. No v . 3, 1909 Thus . t h e evenin g was s p en t a n d ever y Whereas , God h a s rem oved fro m this m ember of the Junio r class went a way e a rth the fa ther o f o ur class mate, Inez M. feeling that too much c redi t co uld n o t b e Eat o n, given Miss Nellie Johnson a n d h er comBe it resol ved, That w e, the m e mbers o f mi ttee for th eir roy a l entert ~ inment t he cla ss o f 1910 o f t he Peru S t a te Nor - w hich they so ably p r epared.


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t~nd the.· H!'!'Ociati o n nt lH·r>' w ill go to Two of our mos t prom i sin~ Jun iors, Cecelia Wehrs ancl Opal I< ice h a ve found it th tir hnmc~ . pos!'ible to rtgiste r in the Sen ior cJ:~ gs and :\l i"" Ruth .J :•ck sn n wil l ,-i ~ it f•·ic nd :: in thereby ca~t thei r lot with t h e 1 9 1O's . . U11 in·r::ity Pl:-~cc, ~thrn s lw. While we are so n_y to lose them ns mem · ,-a l·nti o n Mr. Gc:o . Gow in w1'I I spl· nc1 I11~ bers o f o ur clas!', we a rc g la d that t h ey in Brown\'ille, visi ting n fr il·IHI. are a ble t o make thi,; advanc-e and w~· . as :vJr . E lmL·r C hri gtl•n so n w:1~ tiH· g • • e~ t o f a clRss. wi gh th ern rnnch sur:ct>ss 1n their A n· hi ~: H l)!'tt rm an at Brown\'ille , ~: lt u r­ future work. dHy, Oc t nhc1· 30. When it comes to Ath le ticg the J un iors :\•li ::s J :•tti e H e ndri cks wil l :lt ll:n cl the are a ll there, plus. It really seem,; a~ if Stale Y. \V . C. A . Convt·n ti on al Jl a s t nearly a ll t he re:-tl ''men'' in gchool nrc ings, ~ chr .. ::t ft ~:r vacat io n Juni org. \\'c ha,·e tht honor of cla iming I<u sscll J o ltngnn , Cha!' . .\ I o u l t n n • lh · ny the captH in of the fo, ,t-ball team. Ru s~cll S a n ders nnci E lm er Chris t e n so n :lr·c m c.: lllA. ~tewart, our plucky ha lf who ~e gt cmly hers of th e famou~ 1\or nwl Glt: c.: Club . nnrl cons t an t playing h as helped h-ad t h t: S ophomore ~orm :-tl teams of ' 07. '08 and 09 to ,-icto.y. Also t he manager Arthur B. Gel wick G . F . Blnc.:l<stnnc. w ho has bt.>en o ut of the games this yea r On th e e vc.· n in g or Novl·mhc1· 1. a Il n lon accou nt o f a wrenc herl knee, is· a Jun - lowc'c n p ar t y w;~s 1l t IcI ·111 Mi ·s ·c..: C ull >e rtio r. Amo ng the sta1·s o n the team who so n , s ro o m b y L h e m<:n1 h e r..;· c1f th e SnJ) h Oarc Juni ors. we claim Wm . Gil more who m ore a nd Tra iner cl clSscs, a nci a m n !:i t e n ig one of the fa stest ha lf b;.-.cks in the . . e wns IHLd 1)l·tvin u gn m •es !'ll itJ Oya II J ..: t1m < . ,.. gtate 'Bill ' m ade t hat touchd own in t h e able fo 1· th e oceassio n. Much c n ·d l t must :'vtirlland game a nd cove rsd himself an d b e g1ven to M-I S S C u lhc·rt..;o · n •., n d !VI n:. h is tea m w ith g lo ry . Geo. E. Steven s . r r b 'l't ...... C r a w .orrl,or t 11e1r a 1 1 ) "· m ~a n aac ,.. rs o f who is a fierce tacldcr plays ri g ht-e nd s uch An a ffa ir. .\tli sses Sta rk nnd Seligand hi> hanrl lin _g o f forw a rd pasges is m .. n a lso s howed t h eir abi lit y to p l rtj t h e nearly perfect. Glenn Stoddard a t right ·de a ''bit" part of witches a nd Hu n~ t rna tackle is the b oy w ho plunged across t he . - 1s as. "a ll aro und " w1th the Trn .111 er g1r line at Wesleya n w ith th e ball. t ied the ·· utJitty m a n . When the " war ning . w ink ' ' !'Co re and sa ~erl his team frnm defeat. C. of the lights· told th e h ou r , a ll p•·es]. Sk in ner is fi lling t he place left by the e nt depa r ted for their h o m es feeli ng that "Swede", in g reat !'t_yle and the work ~1f tht' eve nin g had been ·well :: pent. o ur big ce nter has ca nsed n·marl( a ft er Migs Cul be r t s o n r eee n tly spe nt a cin y e very game. Bu s ter Barnes played guard · g b u s1n · cs s 111 · N~b transaetm ~ •·as k a Citv •. in t he Wesleyan ga me and held his big opp(>nent easily. Nei),;on played end a t Tw o dny s a fter th~ Wesleyn n g a m.e Doa ne And sh owed up fine. Am o ng the S l1aver r eported that IJe would either other boys w h o have helped m a ke tht: h ave to quit foot b a ll o r drop Latin. We te::t~ w h at it is and w ho playerl ~;tar ball -a ll h ope thnt the p a rties co ncnne d will ag::t ins t Nehra ska City a re Sanders Gow- co me to so me agreement soo n . in, Rcnnecker, :\!IcMilh:·n, Anderson, Trainers, ; H os te rman , R. A. J ohnson and 0. L . Cl a r a Stark. S tephens. On M o nd a y evenin g , November 1. a ~) o ut Va cation among t he ]4p~ors will be for ty of the Sophomores nnd Trmnc 1·s spent in various ways while S0_!11e._w ill nt- gathe red in Miss Culbe rtsc,n' s r o o m s ,


THE NORMA LITE \\"h ere th ey hd rl t heir first part y . The r ooms w ere h en utifully ctecoratcd , w ith autum n lea \ 'CS and jacko 'la ntc rns, a nd g h ost~ and witc hes le nt an ai r o f myster y t o t he p lace . !'he n a mes o f t he mcrn hers WlTe app t·opri a tcly illustrated a nd p laced about t h e room , <llld eac h o n e was r eq uested to find a n d wea r his o wn . One very a mus in g feature ,Jf the evening was a feed ing r:o~ce, in w hic h two b lind fo lded couples, under t ook t o ft·cd each other with pean u ts, to t h e satisfactio n of a ll. Ot her forms o f en tPrtai nm ent consis ted of a pple r aces, fortune te lling a nd vario us H a llowe'en gami';S. Li g ht refres hm ents of pumpkin pi e, milk and ap ples were served, a nd when the p a •·ty •·br o ke up, " each m em ber felt th a t he had spent a n enjoyable a nd profitable e \·e n ing in the compan y o f his class m ates. Among those that s pent the vncation a t h o me wer e, H.uby Ba ker, EJla Sage, and M iss Seligman. Several members o f th e cl ass, misunderstanding the a nn o un cment macle in Chapel, a ptJea red a t th e pa.~ty. with corks (l nd ·<;.ups, ins tear! of fo rks :and cups, a s they h a d_. bee n requested t n bring.

Freshman, Mary 1. Craig. Mr..• -Clark is absent. fro m school on a c. co unt of s ickness. H e expects to return aga in a fter v acatio n .

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candle a nd each un su ccessful at temp t to snuff was greeted with a burst of laughte r. The g irls con tributed their specia,l sh a re t o the evening's a muse ment bJ[ walking d ow n- stairs b ackwarrl , with ~ mirro r in h a nd , to meet their fate, M is~ Smithers h aving the good fo rtune to see o nl y a . "jack- o'-la ntern ," as h et·s. After the merriment incident to this feat had subsid ed, we were h a nrled o ur card s t o m a tch partners for s upper, which consisted of the things eatable t h a t a r e gen erally associated with H a llowe'en . While thus engaged Mr. Stevens a rri ved a nd too k o ur picture b y fl ash -light. At the close we ex tended Professor C ornell a vote of thanks fo r our evening's royal entert a inm ent. Miss Carmen Jones h as e ntered the Freshman class, thus adding another n a m e to our class r oll. A. J. Stoddard's s is ter asked him to buy; her the" Holy City." '·The H oly City!" h e said " bow can I buy you Auburn."

The: Lo rd provides-with the tJ.bility to provide for oursel·ves. T eacher-"Johnny, who was the grea test man that e ver lived ?" Johnny-"! don ' t know fo r sure, but I think it was rna's first hus band. "

Monday evening. November 1, we were entertained a t the home of Profess or Corn ell, by Mr. C o rnell and Mr.s. Shambaugh, who acted as hostess in Mrs. Cornell':s abDrama#c, sence. The enter tainment taking the form of a Hallowe'en party. The b oys H. M. Stephe ns. started the eve nings amusement by atThe Dramatic Club gave their first prot emptin g to secure, with th eir teeth, apgrame October 26, 1909 at which scenes ples floating on water . . We h a d g reat fun from the Riva ls were given tothem~mbers at the expense ofthost. who succeeded on- . ly in getting wet a nd appl a uded with and a few friends. The cast deserved readiness when a ny o ne a tta ined the prize. s pecia l men tion a s a ll performed their Boys and girls both joined in .s nuffing the work perfec tly a nd indeed they set a hard

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space for the res t of the clu h to fo llow during the year. The nex t regul ar meeting wJII be November 26, 1909, at w hich 'King Rene's Daughter" will he presen ted. "King Rene's Da ugh ter " 1s a Da nis h Lyrica l Drama o f fo ur scenes written by H endrick Hertz a nd translat~d by Theodore Ma rtin. The cha ra cters are King Rene of Provence, Count Tresta n of Vaudc:mont, Si r ~eoffery of Orange. Sir Almerick, Ebn J attia a Moorish physician, Bertra nd, .M.artha, Bertrand's wife, and Iolanthe, Kmg Rene's daughter. I· The scene lies in P rovince in a Ya llev o f yancluse. Tim~. the middie of the l5tb centnry. Count Trestan of Vaude m ont h ' • w en nine yean old, was betrothed by hi s father to Iola nthe, daughter ofKi ng Rene she betng · but a o ne year's baby. The' terms were rna d e wtt . h Burg und y, upo n the conclusion of a truce with the K ing Th . . e •urnt~tndings are: A garden of tro p tcalluxuria nee,. at t h e end of the gard en a wall of rock overgrown wtth . brush-' W00d ' a n d 10 · It · a door so covered w ith moss . ts . o nly percep. · a nd stones tb a t 1t hble when o T h pen. o the left stands a ouse ~f one story ' covered with ivy and roses. tts windows shaded by veran daa a nd in the distance a re lofty mouutain peaks. When count Trestan had attained years of manho0d, h cz reb ellc:d against t he betrothal which ha d been arranged by his father and K ing Rene a nd left his dom a ins to seek a n other destiny . W a n d enng . troubadour style, from his o wn coutr y h; found his way unconsciously to the h~me foJolanthe, his intended bride, saw her, and, unaware o f her identity, became enamored. She totally blind , a o d 1gnor . an t . ofthts an her destiny, was capt i vated by the charm of voice and manner of her unknown affiance.

German . Lilli G~n

U . Stone r .

The fir~t mt-eting o f the Gc·rm:1n C lub held October 19 A largt·, t·nthu~ i ns­ tic a u d ie nce was present. J udg in g from th e freedo m in d i sc u ~~i on~ of qm:stions in th e pure m o ther t ong u e , there is to bt> mu c h o f the true Germ a n spiri t t hi s year in the club, which characterized this organization last y<'ar. and m11clc it o ne of the m os t practical and cducativ t: of nil the clubs in the school. ~a•

We missed t h e p resence of Fra ult:in Eisem a nn, Fraulein Amelia We hrs. Praulein Schi ck, Frauleins VanDriel. Herr M nxcy , Herr H o ltzen a n d m any ot her h e lpfn l members o f las t year. We a r c profiting by their good wo rk done . The German Club numbers n ow abo ut aeventy-five members for the y ear. All persons inte reeted in Germ a n are w-elcome either as m embers or visitors. to each w eekly m eeting on Wednesda y evening. A g ood program wa" prese nted o n Wednesday, October . 27. Much inte rest is s h own in singing the German songs. Through the th oughtfulo~IIS of Profesaor Whitenack an ample supply o f German song hooks were ready at the first m eet ing and each member b«came po•sessor of a co py. "Die Lorelei" and " Die Wacht am Rhein" are a lrea dy old famili a r ao ngs t o the club. We are glad to l earn about the w o rk o f fo rm er German Club members ·in the stat e, and h o p e to .. hear from oth e rs. Miss Eisemann is continuin g •h e r study in Chicago University, aod will .r.eceive h e r degree from that institu ti o n· at the close of the year. Miss Gertr ude VanDriel, writes from Culbertson , that s h e is proud of her basket ball team . . tThey h ave p lay<'d sever a l con test games and h ave · !lOt yet m e t defeat . Careful·. thorough tra ining · bri n gs I • such re ward.


TH E NO RMALITE M i ~s

Berth a Schick w rit es her w o rk in Om nha schools is progressing nicely. S he is playing a pipe o rgan in the city on S unday, the reby reali zing one of her m any ambitio n s t his ye:1r. We learn ed in the G<>rman Club that s uccess always fo llowed he•· eAort s . Miss Amelia Wehr!< is ha ppy in her work at Sidney . Nebr. S he has cha rge of girls athletics. Miss Julia Va n Driel is winning m a ny fa vo r able co mments in the \"alentine p a pers, where s he is Joe a t ed in school wo rk this year. We a r c g la d to kn o w of her s uccess. Agricultural. Ruth Ferrel. The farmers' ins titute held in the g ymn asium October 22-23, was a n entire success in e \'ery· w ay. The co-oper a tion a nd s upp o rt o f · th e two hundred o r more s tudents attendin g daily, w as instructi ve a nd a:Iso' helped t o m a ke new a nd increased in t eres t on the pa rt of the fa rmer. The in spira ti on r ecei ved fro m the various experts in agricultura l m eth ods, will be -. carried by the students to th eir sch ools next. year a nd will surely r esult in great goo d . to the pupils and farmers whom they shall h ave t o w ork with. P a rt of the mee.tings on Saturday , were in charge o f P r o f. C. W . Pugs ley of Lincoln , and w as de voted to co rn and cattle judging contests , these being for the students and farm er s as welL They proved very exciting as well as interes ting and instructive. The stuhents winning prizes were a s fo llows: Girls' corn judg ing con te!'!t, Miss Pansy Baug hn firs t; Miss Lcvern Arn o ld second. Girl s' stoci< judg ing contest, Miss Thompson first; L ota Baer second . Boys stock judg ing contest, J o hn Smathers firs t; W. H. Whitfield eecond. . Boys corn judging contest, Frank Ledger first; W. H . Whitfield second.

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The club postpo ned its meeting, Tuesday November 2 , because of the studen ts leaving o n that day fo r t heir vaca t ion . A meeting was held immediately fo llo wing vaca tion. Thursday aftern oon October 25, Pro( C . R. Weeks acco mpa nied ahout twenty o r more student s o ut in the country to make a careful study of the ear-to-row con test of corn . The trip proved very enjoyable as well as ins tructive. The society regrets exceedingly to lose o ne of its most interested a nd po pull\r m embers, Miss Ella Sage, who left fo r hec h o me a t Hay Springs, Nebr. W(:dnesday.; November 3, a nd will not return for the r em ain der of the yea r. Professor C. R. Weeks attended the teacher s assnciation in Lincoln . where he was in cha rge of a fine exhibit of agricultura l prod ucts fro m Peru .

L a nd lo rd (to Mr. Tyler, who h ad · compla ined th at his steak was no t t ender en o ugh )-Not tender enough! D'you expect it t o kiss you! How confu sing it ts oft-times for two people t o have t he s ame name, especially when the name is ' 'Jdckson." Mr. F osnot listened very attentively to. the experi(:nce of a certain young ma n m a king a proposal. When his fri(:nd finis hed he said- ' ·Tbat's n o thing , let me tell you my experience."

Magistrate-" Have you any :visihle m eans of support?~' Prisoner-" Yus, yet: wushup. _(To his wife, a la undress) Hemm ar, s tand up so's the court can see yc;r. .. Mrs. Youngwed-"This is the - fiirst bread I ever m ade, d arling." Young... wed- "Well dear, you ought t o build up a n excellent reputation as a housekeeper on it," Mrs. Youngw.:d- "Why?" Youagwed-"Becau se you have s t art ed with an a lmost indestructible foundation ."


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Oct. 2 7th.-M il<s Freid:::ty attends Germ:::t n Club thinking shP is attending Senior Class Meeting. E d Collin~, a fo rm er No rm Al s turlr:nt spent Ocrober 30 with frie nds in Peru, return ing to his scho ol duties at Nehawka on November 1. ' 'Doc" Cole supervising his High School Geometry Class t he o th~.- lla)' looked o\·er 'n\ s c' as and sa\tl '' I see there a re quite a number of absent peo ple here t od ay.'' Miss Marie Ohler , associa te editor o f The Nebraska Teacher and Miss H a rrie tt E . T owne, hea d o f the Teachers Bureau both o f Linco ln were the guests o f Miss Lally a nd Mrs. Crabtree, October 23-26. ·, Judge F awce tt of Lincoln, candidate fo r re-election as supreme judge. gave o ne o f the best a nd most inspiring tal ks a t conyocation Octo ber ~9. that the s tud en ts ha ve been permitted to enjoy in a lo ng time. Dr. A. E. Winship o f Boston, editor of the New England J ourn a l of E duca ti o n , bas been secured to g ive the class add ress Jun e, 19 10. Dr. Winship is one o f th e fo remost ed ucators of the country as well as the g rea tes t educational journa lis ts o f today. October 28-29, occurred the annual county convention of the Nemaha Sunday School Association at Brownville, Nebraska. More tha n fifty atudents from Peru attended the convention. To m a ny it was their first visit to picturesque, historic Brownville. The convention was interesting a nd _helpful thru ou t. Pro fessor . F. M. Gregg, who is p resident of the association, welcomed the delegates to the convention. Professor E. L . Rouse gave a n excellent addr ess on "Teachers Tra ining Exemplified," Mrs. J. W. Crabtree discussed ·'The New Graded Lessons," a nd music

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was furni , h t-ci b y the Norma l m:d1.· qu:1rtet and by f' r o fe!'so r Ro!'s H o use of the mus ic department of t he Nnrm:al. l'a·n f(:ssors Searson, Ho\•·ie anrl Miss Cu lhc.:rtsnn a nd Mrs. C rawfo rd ncco mpnnied the rklcga tcs to th e.: convention. Miss Mati lda K re bs a tc.::ac hc.:,· iu the Bo ulder preparatory sch ool in llo ul clc •·. Col. spent a few days in f-'au vi!'itin g her s is ter Mis s Dora Krebs. ~1iss Kt'l'hs n:cently returned fro m n tr\p a \)r nad ana h as n ot ye t rcsnmed her w ot·k a t Bo u lde r . As an cvi :lence o f the fa ct t h at t hings are not wh a t th ev seem a n d th at people a re not a ll they iook to be-a "Fres hic" · mis t ook a m eet ing o f the .:--l'ormn li tc stafr repo rters fo r Proft:sso r Wec· ks' c lass in Agriculture. An d sa dd er sti ll t o rel ate, Miss Frc.:iday w as presiding . President Crab t r ee r ecently r et urned th e a t o ur v f 1· s pec tt' on with Sou thcrn State su perin te n d e n ts, of th e schc..ols o f th e Norther n a nd Middle Western states. The . foll owing superintend ent's were in thi s pa rty: J . Y. J oy ne r o f Nort h Ca r o lina; J. G . G r abbe. o f Kent uck y; L . W. Hollaway o f F lo nd a ; _J. N. Powers of Missis5i ppi; R. B . C o n sms o f Texas ; George B. Cook of Arka n sas; Har-· ry Gunnely of Ala bam a; T . ~I.' ~a~ri s o t L o uis ia na; R. B. Stear ns o f 1 t r g mt a; M · K Shawl<ey o f West Virginia; J. E. Swearingto n of S o uth Caro1in a; J. M. P o un d o f Geo r g ia; a n d I<. J ones o f T e n n essee. T hose who to o k t he tri p wit h t he s upe ri n t endents are as fo llows: W. R ose o f W a s hing t on lD. C.); P. P. Clay t o n o f Knoxville; H . W. Laird o f M ontgom er y; R obert E. Ogden of New Yo rk City. The t rip Wa!' planned an d financed by R ober ~ C. Ogden of New York in the h ope t hat it wou ld serve as a mea ns of bettering e ducation in the South. Mr. Ogden is a w e ll know financier who h as interes t ed him sdf in ed ucatio na l work, especia lly 10 the South . fro t~


TilE t\ORM.-\ LIT E Profc~~() J'

nrn \\' tWll i ~ preparing n t c:rcht·rlit inn in :'\: Jl\lre Stndy. l' hc: ·O u tlin e·:< in :--.!"t llr·e S t udy" hnvc pr·.,n·n ~o helpful t h at th · r~· i:< :1 gcnlT:ll dc nw nd o n the p:1r t o f t ea c her:< fn t· this ~.:omple te w o r·k.

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Supl'rin t<:nrll'n t f-'t·a nk ;\fc~own of \\'in h:1 s l"l'l'l'lllh· :'t'llt in an o rd er fm· a la r·gc: n urnh t·r· of l' noli.: s:<or Bt·owndl's qmdi tat i ,.,. • xpcrimc:nt h o oks in Clll'mist rv S npt· r·i ntt·nrlcnt ;\k:'\clwn ~an; t hese an? th e loL'~ t ou tl in e~ :1\·ailablc: fu r u ~e in hi g h sc: h n ob. ~ id e

Jurl gc Goo rl of Wahno was a r erc:nt con voca t ion v isit or. H e gave a bt·id. ta lk o n ~tud c nts so cd u ca t in g t hemselves 111 a bt·oarl. general way, that w lw te ,·e t· opp o r tun it y mi g ht prese nt i tse lf. they wou ld be a ble to g r as p it, n:·g;ud less of whether t hey ha d had a n _v specia l t r a ini ng in that p ani::: ul ar line or n ot. The lad ies o f t h e Fo t·tnig ht ly A r t C lub ga ve theit· annua l rece p t ion October 2 ~, at the hom e of Mrs. Dic k Nea l. A m os t uniqu e a nd in te t·cstin g progr am was carri crl o ut b y the talented members of t he c lu b in the form o f li v in g p ict ures. The l a di es o f t his club h av e done much t o decm·atc an d furnish the No t·m a l buildings with fi ne, costly pict ures. As a noth e r proo f of P er u' s •·apid g r ow th is that a n e w bank is to be stat·tecl. The stockho lders m et Oc t obe t· 23, and elected officers, organized a nd tonk fina l steps t o complete the itJ corporation of th e han kin g co nce rn . The officers a re as foll ow:<: William T y non, preside n t; Dr. Capp Reed , vice- preside n t ; C . R. Weldon, c ashi er; boat·d of directors, Dav id J nck. W. W . Wilson o f Nebraska C ity and th e office rs above n a m e d . The bank w ill inco t·pnrate \Y ith a c apita l s t ock o f $30,000. Mr. Welden , th e cas hi er. w ill be rem embered as p asto 1· of the Baptist C hurc h he re during the _yea r s 1 906-08.

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It cannot be truthfully saio n ow, as in da ys go ne by, that tencht•rs gem·rall y lack hu~in t'~S abili ty ~tncl the desire to <Jwn real l'5t :•te fo r sn me o f o t11· st uo en t teac hers h :1 n · eve11 caug ht the fever o f real estate pn,;session and ha \·e journ eyco in to a fa r country to try th eir lucl> in l a nd drawing lottet·ies nnd o ne of the number, Mr. Black :=;tonc by name, was ,;ucces,;fu l. cla im nun. her 1 :?,30 1 fa lling to hi s lot. But t he fair d rc:am~ o f o ne o f the others who tried fnr a claim. an• d is p lied :-tnrl gone is t h e a rra y of fa i r Peru g it·l s who stood "solid " befo t·c the res ul ts of th e drawing were l; n o\\·n~?!??!!! Later:- Bnt afte r a tten din g chu rch Su nd a y evening, Octo ber :n, he decided th.ere were s t ill h opes if he s h o uld fi le on a h o m es tead. M iss Rul o n a ~ d M iss T ynon attended t h e Nehmska L ibra r y Associa ti o n w hich m er nt Beatrice,· Oc t ober 19-21. This was th e fifteenth a nn ual meetin g of the st ate li brarians and forty libraries w ere r ep resented . H o n . L. M. P em b ert on, presirlen t of t he Beatrice libra r y b oa rd gave the address of welcome. which w as r esp on ded to·by M iss Charlotte Templeton o f L incoln , presiden t o f the a ssociation . Excellent progra m s composed of p aper s , instruc tion, and discussions upo n th e va ri o u s departmen ts a nd pha ses of librar y w ork were given a t each sessi on . A numder or exhibits of c hildren 's book s , pic ture, bulletin s, and litera ture for librar i ans were he ld in conn ec ti o n w it h the meeting. Mi'ss Ruth Davis of Bea trice, a m em he r o f t he cl ass of '09 , en tet·tained the m eeting w i t h a number o f pleasing sto ries . M iss Davis h as quite a reputation as a s t o r y teller a nd h as served Peru audiences in th at capacity o n sever a l occasio ns while h ere. M iss Rul on was a m em ber o f t he nominating com mittee. Miss Anna J enn ings, li brarian at Kearney, was elec t e d president of t he nex t association . Ou r lib1·arians repo rt an excellent meeting a nd a mo.st enj oyable t ime.


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Som<·t hin;..:- C> \'l'r Olll' hnn drc.: rl :dnmtl i nw n the C o nn:nt in n ll :t!l of tit·· I iuc, Jn ho td T h ur:<rf<l ) 1';,.,·l·ml a·r 4· . l o•· a lltHllld ny lunc h :. nd t h e :~n1111:d hn ... it ll'"" llll'l't· ing o ft ht· assol· i,,ti o n Altet· I Ill· ,·,·p•ll' t o f sl-cretary-t rc;~~ utTr, f h·l:t.l'l l i t was IIJC >Yl'tl ''T h:ll th e :dnmni Jo , J< with f; , , . • " . IIJ'" n th e pl Hn o l' erecti ng :1 m ~: tn (Jr i :d h:t!l " P" " the nnrm ~d campu~ a t l 'l·n• nn d th:tl th e: pn·~i d t: n t of th e ;~ ssnci" t on be t·m p o " ·crcd t o appoi nt a co m mittee o f tl11TC to pu sh t he matte r during t iH· c c• m ing _n·:•r· :1nd th at they rc· p o rt H t . th t· n c: x t :111nu n I husi. g. 'J' h e mot io n w:ts l':I JTied nc~~ m t·t·tm w ithuu t a clissl· n t in,F! v r• t C. In t his co nm·ction we s u bm i t tht· c•pi n ions ofn few m o re o f o ur num be r whn~e le tll·r s h<~v c !we n n ·ct•i \'ed t·el:~ t ive to this wer~:i n

The State A ssociation Banquet :\1 o re pleasing things h e~ ve b t-t< n

he;• r d ahou t the l'eru-Wayne Ba n qu~:t h d d in Grflnt •\l em o ri a l H::t ll Wed e~:sday eVt·nin g o f th e assoc-i a ti(ln week. than h ave bet·n s poken concerning a ny ot her lw nquet in th e his tory of o ur a lumni. Sched uled at th e ea rly h o ur of six thirty, there wa s ample tim e fo r a socia l ho nr which we~s impro ved by all in atte nd ance. Wh en thi s pleasant f~:atu1·e o f the e,·e n ing was succeeded by the ba nquet prope r , it was found that something nca r fou r hundred al umni a nd friends wt re present. Among these wen:. Dr. G. W. A. Lu..:key of the state univer!:ity Preside nt a nd Mrs, A . .L. Caviness o f the s tate associat ion, Fra nk A. Ha rriso n o f Li ncoln, C o un tv Superin ten dent R. C. K ing of l\leb ras k~t City, Superin tendent R. N. G1·a h a m o f Sout h Oma ha , secretary o f th e sta t e hoard of education and Dr. Gulic k of New York City, as g uests of h onor. The after dinn er part o f th e progra m w itb Pn·sident Crabtree as t oastm as t er consis t ed of the followin g toasts: ' 'The Per!l S piri t" by C M. Pt'n n y, pn~sid ent of ou r association; '' T he Na ug hty Sixes" by Clifford Hendricks; ''In An ticipa tion" by A.]. Stoddard, president of t he cla ss o f 19 10; '' In tbe Beginnin g" by Dr. G. E. Howa rd a m embJ r of t he first class a nd ' Old Peru" by Prof. F. ·M Gn·gg. Presr- dent Fred Pile o f the W:.tyne no r m a l w h o was to res pond to " Wayne Id e;tl s' ' se nt r~:g rets to t he h::~nqueters because o f his ina bility to b e present. Dr. Gulick spoke a few fitting words upon the s u bject o f •· Loya lt y." T he music o f the eYe nin g was furni shed by the Peru No rm al Glee Club under tbe direction o f Dr. H. C. H ouse an d two solas b.v Miss Adaly n Bla nl<en ship. Much cred it for th e success of the event is due to the careful p la nning of P r ofessor W. zell, master of ceremonies.

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th e Hlumni o f theN . S N :-i n : cl'i VLC I. I he idea is ce rt l'l inly p n •i swnr t hy H t HI if i t is due to O\'Cr tnthusi:Jstic i nrlivi rl u : d ~ please You co un t me a~ t~ n c" I t l1e indivi rl u :tl s. m n v bt• as~un·d o f my h cart ie:o:t l'O·Opl..-:1. 11 y u rot h erwist·. I h<:li cvc th at . n· fi n a nc1<1 t 1u . the s tt-a dfn s t l oya lty of the s tu de nt ~ nn e) a lu mni o f ' O ld Peru ' w ill mak e the $ l 0,000 a m atter o f .mlv a li ttle sffort. Since rely LucY BLA NKEN~ lli P. TEC U M S EH,

NE nH . Aug. 1 2, '09.

DEAR FELLOW ALUMNI: . · reg ··••·(i t o n.l nmni Yo ur etrcu 1a 1· 111 . h . . g w a" rece i ved SO I11 l' tim t:." mem o n.a 1 ut 11 c tn ~ ago l'l nd wi ll g ive y o u my o pinio n. I h a v e lo n g h au in mind so m e s u c h schem e. No thing co ul d be m on:' ~ u i tahle. My idea woul d he a so m ewhat ln 1·g cr build ing. If there n rc 1 ~00 of u s now i t seem s t o m e $25,000 i n five y ears w rw ld b e li tt le enough. Dnring the n ext fo ur yea r s y o u w ill grad u a te 50 0 m o:-e a nd


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thr"l' tll'W gr:Hiunlt'>' :1n· t':l>'ily itll<' re~trd in the pl~111 Out· troubk will be with t he o lrl kll .. w!' way had; in t ht· <."arly rlnys. Rut i f <'\"<'l"y <ll ll' t h at p< ·!'sihly co uld . w ould Vi\'l· $5 OU a y~ar fo r live yc:lrS \\' C could hudcl ~<> t n<.:thing that ,,·oulrl do us ;~nrl till' !<c hon! :•uri >'l:ltl' ju>'tice. If in m y ~mall way 1 c: tn :t""i"t yo u nny. cn l: o u me in p u>' hin g th i" pl:t tl. \'ours. \\" .\LTER C.L\IPilE L L .

H l'~ ! !ltii.T :'\EiiH . At'G. 15. '09. PunF DELZEL L . 1·~n1. :'\dlr. DE .\!< S11c In <JU"\\"l't·i u g y our le tter <.'t•nccrning the new buil diug, will say I m11 str·o ngly in f<t \'Or t,f it. I \Yill do m y s h a t·c whatcYc r i t is. [ bclic,·e we can do it, if a ll will wo t k tngl'ther. T o t hink o f a b uilding a n th e ca mp us . er ected by th e o ld g r a du atl's is a very p leasa n t t h o ug h t. l t h ink n·cn· n n ~ w ill a pprecia te a b uil d ing of t hat k in d. I t is a g ra n d t hin g I b eli e ve. Yo urs trul y . 0. \\' . j

A::\l ES.

Our New Officers. The elec t io n o f otT-icers at ou r a nnu a l bus iness m eeti ng res ul ted in th e ch oice o f Ea rl C line, '07, o f Si dney as p r esid en t; C. V. Willi a m s. '02, Lincoln , vice-presid ent ; W . N. Uclzcll , '93, Peru, secre t a ry -t reasurer; C h as. Ju n es, '93, Ord , a nd Ea rl L a cl<cy, '0 4·, Syr ac use, t rustees .

Peru Club, On t h e even i tg o f O ct o ber 23, fo rty tw o fo rm er s tude nts o f the P eru Normal met in th e p.qr lo r s o f t hc Uni ver sity W oman 's Buil di n g fo r t h e p urpose of fra min g · a n o r ganiza ti o n a n d spen d ing a socia l eve ni ng. An in fo rma l p r ogr a m co n sisting o f a s h ot·t stot·y b y C . M. Pe nney, t w o vocal s electi ons by J osephi ne L oomis , a nd a r eadi n g by B . C. M a rcellus w as g iven, E. W. Marcellus p resid in g . Following t he p rogr a m Professor N. A. Beng t son p resented the recom m e nd a ti ons o f the co m-

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mi ttce o n o r g rniza tio n which Wf'r e: " Th:t t prC'siden t a nd secretary- t n:asurer be elected a mi t h:t t n o cons titu t ion be wri tten .' ' T his rep o r t with so me slig h ch a nges w as adopted. It w a s decided t o call t he Or!!:-l nizatio n ''The Pt-ru Club" wi t h but o n e q ua lification fur m cm bersh ip, th at, t he me m ber s h a ll a t so me t ime h ave been a studen t o r tea cher a t Peru . M iss Mabel B ri dges, '02 , w as elected president , a n d M iss ~l a m e J ackso n , '03, sec re ta r y -treasu rer. The club is t o meet o n the second Satu rday t: venin g of a l tern a te months begi nni ng w ith Octob eL After a gene ra l socia l t ime, enjoyed by a ll, lig ht refreshme n ts w ere served co ncluding t h e evening's p leas u res. Mi ldred An de rso n, H ayS'Ha lL E mm a E . Morri ll , 1 620 N. Gr ace Munson, 3 0 51 Bold. Mar t in C. J uzsd , 614 N 14. Virg inia L a u dermi lch , 1 449 S. E . P . H o d ap , 14·37 S. A . J. Ludden , 636 N 16. Lid a Turner , 1 64 1 M. Ge rt r u de Coon, 335 N 14. W . L Fre nch, 3051 H old. Bla n ch E . Ro dm a n , 334 N 14. Co r a E. C lAr ev, 33 4 N 14. B. C. Marcellus, .15 36 U. R . R. M cGee, 2255 Vine. C. M . Penney , 420 N 14 . M y r t le iCr ebs , H ays H a ll . Scc-Treas. M ay me J a ckson , ' 03, 334 3 T. Ruby G. C la rk, 335 N 14. C. V. WiJlia ms , 420 N 14. Pres. Mabel L. Bridges, '02, Ha ys H a iL J o sephen e L o omis . H a ys H a lL F . H. Reinsch. 1726,Q. Lucy H . Ha m mond, 2 03 4 S . Ca rrie H esseltine , H ays Hall. Ma ry E. M a nn, 1129 F . Mon te McGr ew, 14 49 S . ]. E . Gibeney, 1246 Q. F. H . M izera, 1 208 S. Cla t·a J acob son, 1641 M. J . F. Relf, 1708 M. Theola M. Linn, 335 N 14.

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E a rl Linger 200t! R. Elizabdh Max well, 1 2 10 K. E . W. Ma rcellm:, 1 536 ll. C. E. Benson, 2255 Vine. Julia M. Spear, H ::~ys Hall. F lo ra Muir, Hays Ha ll. Alice M. Purinton. Havs Hall. Myrtle Hiett, Hays Ha ll. Ida l< u t ledgt·. N. A. Bengtson, 2::107 Lynn . Cla rk Philli ps.

Notes from the Field. Miss Lena La rimer, '09. is attending the State UniYer~ity th is yea r. Mrs . Elizabeth Bratt Baldwin, ·~s . Urna ha, anno unces the arriv a l of a second daughter into her home. C. B. Mon>e, '09, a nd Ha rold Lanphere a re ward principals in Auburn this year. Both a re doing successful work . Miss Cora Chittenden, ' 09, has o rga nized a Sem i-Monthly Literary Clu b w hich will deal with debating as well as li terary work. A. L. Gac;h , '08, principal at Chappell , has so interested citizens a nd students of tha t place in agriculture that a club h as been organized which is t a king up a cou rse in dry farming. Emma Hauthorn, '06, is upon her fourth year of ser vice in the Superior Schools. She has the mathematics wo rk · in the high school a nd reports this year's work the mos t pleasant of. the four. Forrest McAda ms, '09, has charge of the high school band at Gothenburg and is the coach of a th ri ving basketball team for that institution. Besides th e above, he has the Englis h wo rk in th e high school. Fred Zink, '08, and Miss Gr ace Huff of the same cl ass were m a rried at her h o me in Pera last June. Mr. and Mrs. Zi~k a re now at home upo n the Zink fa rm ncar Seward, ~cbr.

!\! iss E,·c lyn Van\\ ick k , 'OH. "'"~n n e o f Mi s~ E ll i.' t our ing party thru E u•·n pc last s umm er. Ht·r m ot her 1s l'\ ],·s. tl ;tn n n Roberts-\ a nWickl c ofthL·t· l:t !'s of' 7. Miss Glach s l\1ajo r s, '07 w:1s mnnicd in Aug ust :.tthehomc ofScn ~ttn r M~tjon.:. t o Cla rcnct.: Ga le a p•·om im·nl p h otogr:tp h ~ r in Rcatricc Thcv lw"e hccn ~t t h o m e tn th a t l'i ty s in ce Sl· flt c m bc t· 1. Glen Sht·cfcy. '0 ~ . is n o t tcnc hin g thi!' yea r . She sta tes s h e ,..,, j)] m ove soon t o Ft . Collin s, C o lo. wh e r l· shc expect-. t o e n. . H ow C\''·r ter sch o o l 11 g<11n ' • ·<.:he clocsn't · wish it t o he kn o wn th at s h e wi ll takl· up a cc•urse in Domes tic Sc ien ce. . E ~ t c II a Gr·th c ..'t n1 , '95 , of \Vca th e r M 1~5 ~ d Ok Ia h as bet·n spe ndi ng sc ,·c•·a l or . r •' ._ I . in m o n t h s \\'1't l'\ fr •'cn(ls and rc :1 lt \'t.:S I 0 \Va , S O Ut h 0 <1'l·o tar <a nd Nc br~1 s l< a. S h e rc~pent se ,·eral day s a t I_) c·ru w h e n~ she . ••·lcome ft·o m old fn.:nds. . I a h ('3 r t y \\, CeJvec . e M C<lro..:• , '95 ' w as in 0111n ha , M I.SS L OU JS October 18, fo r t h e cl cd icnti o n o f lhc new l wh ic h t.:o nCl a r k son ,M emo n· a 1 H ospita · · · · h o n o r o f her unt a ms a m emorwl t·o o m 111 w c lJ kn o wn I tl1e Ia te W 1' ll 1'am Gaede, ce, ' · t l1e ca rl Jv days o f a m o ng the students 1n th e school. . p a 1s t 1ne. ' •95 , o f L on g B each , C cd. 01 1ver · Auburn w i t h r cla_spent s<.'vera l days to t .• ves, w h t' le o n h 1's way . ea st. Mr. . P a ls tin~: is a pros perous f ruit grower 111 C a lir rnt. a w h ere h e h a~_ made h is h ome Ri nce 10 . gra duatiOn from p eru . H e s penft se ver a. l . g a t L e1at1d Stan . o r d U nt· years Rtudy m . and ts . ·cut 1~ us1· as ti c in pra1 verstty . se o f t h e West. The '06 class han an unu sually la rge . n tn . t h e wes t during the representatiO . summer JUSt ras t. A m o n g them we r e E )· F'1s I1er I r m a G nm · e s , Maude B o yd • Loste · M anne I, Valm a MooreIa Howe ' Bess1e hea d, Ali~e McCracken, Lid a T u rner, W. H . P a t c h .111 , M ag dalin a Gueck , Charles . W t.:tgand , Vanche PI urn be • F lo r en ce Kessler, a nd Clifford H endrick:!.


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crlcnt \\'O r k : ~:- tl·:.cht-r ul l.i tn:tt urc :tnd Pub)i(•S pcakinp: i n t he \'urk high ~dwol.

.J . F . ll l'tHh icb: . trl·: t:-llt'lT nft h l·cla:-:< of '09, i!' n·p~t rt l.'d :1,.: lul l tn :t:-tl.'t' of t hl· situ:t t ion :tl l l:Hn:on . ;\li ,..,.: \ 'l·:H:t l.in·ly . ' ()!l, is his :ts"i s t:w t in t he high :-l'lwol. T he llll'llthl·t·,.: of t he <.· la :<s of 1 X !l ~~ :'l'l' lll to h:t\'l' : 1 rtc t~rd for t he ir ,.:tnyi ng qu ;di t ie~ . .\l i:-s l..:itti<.· T ,nt >11 , ,f th :t t d n :::< i,.; ll t)W leac hing o n hn lif tl.'<.' tt th .n·n r i11 \ebras l<a C i ty a nd l E lk lzd l is t>ll h i:: thit·tttnth yl·:tr :t,.; :<tq wri n t t·tHk nt of Ll· xi ng t on schoo ls.

J. Grnnt 1-11 sscl tine w :t,.; m :11'ril.·cl t o Eli zabe t h 1-)(· n d n,.:on o n Octnlwt· 2. nt the h ome of thl.' b ri de tlt':t t· ,\Jlin nt·e. B ot h were member,.; o f t hc cia~~ of 18Uc i\l r. Hesseltine has S<.'C II rt.: cl a ,.;cct io n o f la nd near C url cy , Neb r . ,,·h ct·e th n · \\' ill lllakc th eir h o m e. W. I-1 . Pa t c hin , '06, \\'h o co mpl e ted his work las t ::; IJrin ~ fo r t h<.· I3. E . d eg ree fro m the Pe ru No t·ma l , \\' <l S e k <· t l.·d in Jun e t o th e positio n ~• s lr:tini11 g t el'lc hc r in t he model hi g h sch ool n f t he IJcllin g ham Sta t e No rmal o f \V n,. hin glo n . H e i" a l ready very e n t hu ~ i a s ti c o v e r t he Wes t . P :-ofl.'sso t· C . C. Da n fo rt h , '98 , fo rme r s uperinte nden t o f th e T ecu m seh sch ools , h as •·cce n t ly a cce p te d :\ pos i t io n as P r o fes so t· o f Hi st01·y in t he Uni Hrsity o f C a lifor ni a. H e re,~cive d his b ac ht-lo r 's d egt·ee fro m t he Chicago U ni ve r sity and his b ac helor o f ed ucat ion d eg ree from P eru las t j un e. H . H . Heimund o f Crawfo rd r ead a p aper o n ''The Influ ence o f Mus ic in t he form a ti o n of Charac ter" befo r e the Associati on o f M usic Super v iso t·s in Linco ln , Nove m be r 4. lVlt·. R eimund g raduated with th e cla;;s o f '0 6 a nd will b e r em e mberl'd a s o ne of that fa m o u s qu a rtet co mp osed o f Wici<la nd , H a llet t a n d Ott·a d ovcc , undo ub tedly one o f the bes t qu a rte ts th e No rm a l has e ver prod uced.

~ln gcialina Guick , '06 . co n t in ue,; as a mcmb<.·r of the La ~I a rs College facult y . lla s :da r_v hns bCl.' ll r t'Clll t ly io cn·; , ~ed . ' h e spent h<.·r ~umm cr u po n t h e w e ~tl' r n con~ t ,.;toppiog at Dl'n ve t· fu r th e !\ . E . A • :n Cnscadl' fo r t he Y . \V . C . A . cn n fi.·n ·nce :-~ nd at ~t' •lttl l;' for th e exposi tio n. :\ t EnH·t·snn . Neb.-. w as h d d o n Oct . ~ tht• a n n ua l nlt't·t ing o f t h e tl'acill'r~ of Dix o n. Ct·dnr. \\'a yn c. T h u t·s t o n , B u rt a n rl Dak o ta C tlttnt ics . O n Lile prog r a m the tHint c,.; o f t he fo llo\\' ing P<-rn,·i ons appea red : Elhd lk rry. '07, Tt:kn m a h ; Till ie :\ ndcl"iJcny, \\'akdidci a mi C . F. Ll' ht·, Pe nder. Am o ng Pc nl\·ians in attt'n ciance w ere: l\ l iss S a k· n de r , Sup~. C. 0. Olim', :\!iss Knudse n . Elsie G u ~ s. 1\.u t h B r a n d t , :.\ [ a ry a nrl Clnrn Smith, Bcm icc Mc Herr o n a nd Da d e T a vl o r·.

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The firs t iss ue of t h e ·• P nqJlc and Gold" of Bellc vu t• College mca~ m-es u p t o the hi g h p lane of execiJe n ee w h ich is a l w a ys c h a r acteri s tic of t h a t publi cation. The Oc t o b e r cove r c ut is es pecia lly a t t r ac ti ve. The '' C oyote" o f Sio ux F a lls C o llege i s a r: eat a nd w ell pul>lis hed C ollege paper, a n d is w elco me t o o ur exch a nge t a ble thi s \'CU r.

The C o llege life will be what the s tudents the mselves m a k e it. Ge t into line wi t h th e st ud en t acti vi t ies, t h e r eligio u s , socia l a nd a th ele tic o rga niz a ti o n s o f which y o u m ay beco m e m em b er s with a ll yo ur a bility a nd power . If yo u a r e a gen iu s, s h o w it ; if a push er b oos t ; if you play fo ot-b a ll get into t h e " t ogs" ; if co t , yeli!The Doane Owl. The ·' No rma l Sch ool Inde x ' ' o f th e Ki r k s ville, Mo. S tate N01·m a l Scho o l is pu b lisl1t'd e \·ery w eek . In thi s way tb e n ews is p u b li sh ed w hile it i s ye t n e w , ~ ~­ th o ug h it h as th e disadva ntage of ma king t h e issue less co mplete.


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The:: sec ret . o f success from di ffe r e n t p oi n t s o f vinv: P us h-~ai d the bu tr o n . Up- t o-I:irr te- said t he ca le nd er . A l way~ k eep coo i-Htirl the ice. Be on time-sa id tl1e:: w a tch . Do a d ri ving b u ~ in e!' s -s a id t h e h a m mer . Ma ke much of s m a ll t hin gs- s<tid t h e m icr o sco pe . S penrl much t ime in r eflectio n-said th e mirro r .- Ex .

T he •· H as tin gs C ol f<:gi:trt"

n:crn plifics

t h e ex tre m e vir t u e of:~ gn:; t t rk:t l o f q u ali t y in a !" m a ll S JX I CC. T he ' · In du s t ri ::t l S,·h oo l rime ~ · · i.. : pub1i.-hed wee kl y by th e S t<t 1<: l n r!rtst r ial Sc hool for b o :'· s :t t K t· a r·m ·y t\ 1t h o u g h tb e p a p t>r is not crlit cd <t t H l p u h li:- h l·cl b y th e s tu tkn t s t h e m !' cl n·!' i t i s \·c r·y i nte r-e s t i ng a nd co nt a in s mu ch v : tl u ab lt: ndv icc to y o u ng m e n

BVERY SATURDA V FINE CHOCOLATES AT 29 CENTS A POUND We h ave r ecently pu t in the F e n w ay Ca ndies . Inclu d ing t h e ir cdebr a t ed Satua·da.v C a ndh.. s w hic h sell a t 50 cts . a p o u n d t hr o ug ho ut t he w eek a n rl we cann o t de v i;t t e from th a t pri<.:e. H u t o n Satu rd ay we mak e t he S p e c ia l Ba r ga i n P ric t: fo t· th e dny at 2 H cts. T his i!' t oo g o od a n o ffer t o be overloo k ed . K ee p i n m i nd th at on Sa t urda_v o ne of your du t ies is t o pro<: u r e a supp ly of t h e~ e cn nd it·s .

Cooper '~ ~

Ph a rm a G y

Nebraska

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PERU , NF. HH AS I\. A

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S tor e Greatter va lues, better a!' SOJ·tm ents . Men 's a n d women 's r eady-to-wear . C hildren ' s clo t hi n g a n d dresses. B o s'toni a n a n d Queen q u a lity s h oes. Ruth !'ill< a nd linen waists. Pe rfecti o n p e tticoats. Th e right sty1es and prices.

Satisfaction or your money back

F. W. Cleveland & Son .


PROFESSIONAL

L. L. Eells

CARDS

DR . N. S.

HARAJAN, A. B. • D . D.S.

GRA QUATE DENTIST

DENTIST West Side of Court House Square

OFFICE OVER CORN E R DRUG STORE

South Auburn, Nebr .

OFFICE PHONE 27 RESIDENC E PHONE 1 2

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Resident Fi rst ho use N. ot Mrs. f(inos. Phone 6. Offic e 0 11. ground floor i n rear ~ol A. L. Ca rmen's Sto re. PHONE 31 PERU, NEBRASKA

l. A. PAIRCHILD, M. D.

PHYSICIAN OFFI CE

DR.

AND OVE~

DENTIST Nebraska City, .Nebr. 117 N. 8th St. Ground Floor

SURGEON BANK

.Ruburn.

n~br.

Offtt¢ witll Dr. l)arris

West Side Barber Shop

SCHWENKER DENTIST

above Fields & J o hnst o n's New phone 407 NEB RASK A CI rY NEBR.

Allldnd of First-class work . Clothes clea ned and pressed. We solicit your pa tronage. All work g uaranteed. li'irst Door West or bt~nk

R. A. PHELPS, Proprit:tor

J . D. I-IOUSTON, Dentist CENTRAL

New Phone 13Z

]o W. Robb, OptUtian

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NENIAHA

A. !II. Engles, Prosident Wm. Tynan, Vice Presiden t

COUNTY B ANI(

AUBURN, NEBRASKA

G. B . Cocli u g t o n , Cas h ie r Eliz:~.b otu

Tynon, A s4. l.lasbl<'r

We appreciate your husines.s. VVe refer you t o our re· Jiol;le p at rous fo r refer ences.

c_riley ...

KAUTZ ... PHOTOGRAPHER

" WE STUDY TO PLEASE" We have a fine line of Metal Fram es fo r Xmas

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Nebraska

PHOTOGRAPHER

AUBURN, NEB!<.

WOOD! WOOD! Cord wood and rick wood. Wood ready for your stove. All dry hard wood. Fir st door norLb o f ] · P · CLARK , 1\lrs. Jack's Store.

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NELSON BROS----Gom e and see the low prices, the largest and best assortment of footwear in the state of Nebraska, at Nelson Bros., Nebraska City. All Ready Por You Any D ay Now It is our opinio n that y o u will a g r ee th a t o ur this y ear' s holiday prep a ration s s ur pa ss a nything tha t we h a v e y e t shown you. It oug ht t o be tha t w ay, fo r we kee p o n t rying to beat o ur previo us year' s effor t s. An yway we h a ve th o ug ht a nd p la n ned a nd b ough t a n d w orked that we mig ht earn y o ur favorable com me n ts . An ea rly visit is a d vi sed.

We won't attempt even a partial dt!s criptio n because we don't feel we could do it justice.

But we will jus t mention t w o o r t hree d epa rtmen ts th at 8ppcal especially t o lovers o f t he beautiful; the di a m o nd s, th e cut gla ss a nd t he chin a . These three lines h ere this X m as m a k e a g reater d em a nd tha n ever upon y our interest a nd w hen b eau t y is t ied to u sefulness yo u find it in a s hape o f a watch, a ring , a b r oach , o r china, or sil ver wa re. H a lf a hundred t hin gs a ny of w h ich a r e better fo r being bo ug ht here. No place within y our r e-ach offers yo u q u it e so com p le t e a showi ng as t his s t ore the N. S . N. S. store.

THE N. S. N. S. JEWELRY STORE

L. C. & J.

c.

Peru, Nebraska

Chatelain,

My H oliday Selection Await your inspection. My stock is the largest and most complete in this section of the state and my motto is "goods of quality." My prices a.re a saving over city or catalogue house prices and I w ill be pleased to have yo u m a ke the comparison. J eweler, Regist ered Opticia n GRA.t~P H OTEL BLOCK

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GEO. E. ELLIS, Jeweler and Optometrist, Peru

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We are ready tor you oow,aod vou cao save mooey here. Our line of bollday goods to Watches, Dlamoods, Jewelry, Silverware, Cut glass, clocks and gold ao(lsflver mounted ooveltlea Is tbe biggest and be'3t we have aver otfered-aod•lt's priced rlgh t, too . Come lo and t!ee these handsome goods whether you buy or not. Fi oe Watch repBirlog. It;T DOOR NORTH OF POST OFFICE

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Our comp1~te·Jinf:l of holiday goods· for ladies and g-entlernen is· now Q_n-display.· Our ~bowing of neckwear, suspendPrA, muffl_ei'A, handk~rchieff;, gloves etc., we believe, the best in N ebruRka City a~d repres¢nts the very newest ideas in haberdashery.

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-·;. We-.sh~l_l be ple~seri to serve you at this seaHon, ·and you need i 1-~· _·.not loqk any further th~n right here for th~ best th~ n1arket af·~ ·. :t~rds. : · ,,

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MAN.DELSON & GOLDSTEIN N·ebraska City, Nebr.

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Baggage; Freight, Express and goods of Every descrip-.

_-tion• Leave orders-at Mardis' Store Phone 25.

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VOL. IV.

PERU. NEBRASKA, DEEEMBER, J909.

Our School Policy. Th e ~c hool policy is not ncccs,;ari ly th e poliey of th e princip<d. I t is not the pfJli· cy of any prc,;cnt f:tcnlty n1· student h o dy. The p o licy ofc;1c h of thc,.;c should harltl oni ze w ith the "c hon! p•>liey, hut the p o licy of the in s tituti ()n is a h••·ger t hing. I t r ea ches h<tck :111rl looks forwnrd . It ' " made up of histo1·y, thc p•-c~•:nt , and the schunl ick:ds for th e futun.: The P~nt pol iL'_\' had its o t·igi n in the minds and h e: IJ' t s of th()~e ClHisti a n m e n

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anrl women who e ~t:th li ,;hed the ~choo Hnrllho,;e who c<Jntpo!'erl i ts ea rl y facu lty. Not o ul y th,sc hut it also h a rl i ts origin in tht> ambition,; an.d 1-!spit·a ti o n s o f t h e worthy yr>Ung m en a n d women fro m prairie and fn>ntitT hom es who composed the sturlen t hnrly. Th ose snrl h o u!'e h omes thnn st'IV<.:!' ;1nd t he lt' tt t'r s from fathers nnrl

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and ma nners t a ug ht in th~ classes , a ll these contributt·d. The fa cultv a nd students a nd the bonrd of edu cation .. l'oo kc rl forwa rd t o a much het ter a nd a mu c h greater school. That w11s a n impo rta nt factor in sh aping the policy o f this sc h ool. Something has b een con tributed by every faculty a nd by every st ud ent body s in ce th a t time. When the p olicy of a prin\.'ipftl or a facu lty o r a stud~nt b orl y is n o t in accord with the general trend of dt"velo])ment the re is a loss of -ttftort. The principal who pn s h es so me fad as a pdicy hind ers the ge ne r a l progre ss but n o one perso n,no o ne faculty.

no o n e st udent horly e n n pc r·mnue ntly chec k th1: c u rre n t wh ic h w<.: ca ll 011 1· sc h oe>l p11licy. Ht.w importa nt th1:n th nl \\"1: a ll h an: th e !'piri tof lvya lt y Hnd conpc r· at io n . H o w imp urt; tn t to t hink no t o nl y o f h<tving a fin e sc h oo l sentim c·nt :1 nd a g o o d ~chool s pirit, a nrl hig h st< tn rl:Hds of ~c h ol:tr~hip an d of con dul"t t o d ay bnl to look ahend to th t· ln rg<.·r and better P<.: r·u li\·c o r tcit o r t\venty y c;trs h l· n cc nnd t o the la r ge r thin gs whi c h \Yill he a cco mplishcd hy this sc ho o l in the ne xt genera ti o n . - J . \V. Cr a htr~:c

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t b~ .Riumni II President Cline .

Pn·si cl e n t -<:h:~t E :1rl !\t Cl in e cb i ms Wt'eping \Vatu· a~ h i,.; birthplac e, and h:1 s spent hi s ent ire li fe i ~ ~·ht·a:-:ka. He t-er ccein:d hi s e:trh· cd u ~:1 tion in the \\' eslc .,·. a n Ac a clcmy and the Fa l b C ity high sc h oo l fr o m w hic h he g r arl u ntcd in HlO.J. T\\'o y ca t·s in o u r Nonnalm nd c him n m,·mher o f the d a!:'s o f 1 907. H e w a~ n ot nnl\' ::t s tro n g :-' lud~· n t hut :l :-'tt·ong factor in t he v n ri o us sc-lwo l <.· ntl rpri:<<.·~ n::; w~· ll He c ame to P<: ru w it. h a r~o rci as a hig h sch o"l dchatc L H e added to t his rt'co r d during hi :-' onn : d cn ur sc by pt·o ,·in g the st ronges t clcba tc t· in the i tll c r·-co l kgia tc tt·:~ m :-' b o th ycat·s . He w;I S ::~ l s0 a l e:~ d ~-r in a thletic ;;, an act i ,·c m c tnhe t· a n d official in E veret t Lit cr<~ r y Society and ouc of the e dit o r ;;-in ·c hit'f of h i~ c ia:;;; annua l "Th<.· Oa k L<. af." H e i:; n ow on hi s third _,·e;~r ofse r\'i ce ns pt· inc ip a l o f th e S ydney hi g h s ch oo l w h l-re h e h as s h o\\' n him s e lf a st r o ng o rga ni ze r a n d ge n era l nwn -of-affairs. Th e Alumni h ave ~ h ose n w e ll in selec tin g him as s uccesso r of C. M.Pe n ney to head t he ir o r ganizat ion .

Special N otice to Alumni Special a rr a n gemc n t s htt ve been m a de whereby a ll Al umni m ay . by sending o n e <ioll a r t o S ec 1·ct a ry -treas ure t· Delzell o r to Bu sin ess-m a n ager Webet· of th e Nu nn a lit<·. rc:cei vc a receipt fo r t h eir a lumni clu es a nd a year' s s uh sc ripti o n t o the )!ormalite. A goodly portio n of th e No nn a li te eac h month w ill b e g iv en o ver to Alumni n e ws a nd m a tte r s of s p ecia l in terest to fonn er g r a duate s o f the Nonna l, and it is h o pe d a la r ge numbe t· will t a ke advnntuge o f this o pportunity.

Secretary;Treasurer's Report, -For Year 1908-1909As secretary-treasurer I w ish to place befo t·e you my a nnu a l r epo rt for t he year ending Oc. tober 3 1, '09;

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Cash ft·nm prt'\'iou < year S 1 R 8'1 a nd d ues collected dt11·ing the associa· tion o f 190 ~ of $+5 .. .. ................ ..... . $:">&.30 2:) :)0 C oll ection of dues after assodnt ion .. . 62 50 Collect ion of dues class of '09 ... ... ...... . 2 7.80 lnYen tory-Fi ling Ca se S2 7.SO ...... ..... . 3 75 En rullm ent cards 1909 10 o n hand .. .- - Tota l resources .......... .... ........ ........ S l77.55 T otal expenses.......... .. ............ .. ........ 1 +4.88 Balance.. .. ..... ... ............ $32 67 EXPEl'>:SES.

P ri n1ing'........................ ...................... $20.25 Letter heads, e11\·elopes, a duressed en \'elopes ::tnd postal ca rds for correct ing al umni a ddresses, l'adges fo r co mm encemen t t ime a nd cit·rula rs Postage 1000 pos t a l cards fo r co r recting adcl res~es ........... ... .................. ............. . 10.00 Circul a r le t ter s a nd l!enc:ra l corresp•mrlenCl' ....... .. ...... .... ......... ............ .. 74.38 l-h:l p in a rl dressing a nd sen rli ng letter s .... .... .. ....... ............... .. ...... ... ..... .. 11.75 28.50 Association expenses .. ....... ..... .......... . S i gns (-~ ) $:-l . OO,"Noo n-day Luncheon" ticket s :i) 1.50 F o r u nredeemed plates $2 1.00 Hea d Qua r ters $3.00 $ 144.88 Note--T he ex p ens es fo r s ten ographer help incutTed in pl acing t eachers and the an nounce• mcnts fo r commencement an j associa ti on was s h a red by t he sch o ol. TF.ACHER S BUREAU.

Total yearly sala ry of teachers plac· ed ................................. ............ ...... $30350. Cost to t he associatio n ........ .. :......... 5 L OOIf 5 % h ad been ch a r,:!ed, as is the cust o m of teacher s' agencies, the in co me would h ave been ........... .... ...... 40 l7 .50 Deducting expenses for bu rea u........... 5 1.00 Net gain ........................ $3956.50 Respectfu lly submitted w. N, DELZELL, Secret a ry-treasurer .

Notes from the Field. Supt. W. G. Brooks, '07, of Fairm ont, is reported as m a ldn g a s uc-:ess of hi s new work . Mrs. Macomber, formerly Miss Burlinga m e, w h o se r ved as Superintendent to succeed Pro fessor Weeks las t year, says Mr. Brooks is we ll lik ed and th at his


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work is meeting \Tith th e appr~va l of the p a t ro ns of the Fairmllnt sc h ools. EdnH Ha dley, '09 , is teac hing in Bnkersfit•ld. Cal. . ~he is very l·nthu:-i ~J S tic ova t he Wes t but ha s n 't fo rg.,tton Peru and her Alma M a tcr. Professo r N. A. Bl·ngston, '02 of th e St:tte Univer si t y faculty, w as one o f th e pnrty of Unin·rs ity h-tctdty members which s pe nt t he summer s tu dy ing th e sand hill reg io n in wr stern Nd) r_u s ka. Cla ri< Philips.'06 H.1zel Beck . '0 9 , But· tis Kennedy, '09. Carrie Hc!'S(>Itine, '05 , Lc·n a Larimer, '09, Bessie Bedell . 06. and Chas. K. Morse, '09. were a m o ng th ose o f our a lu mni who spe nt part of th ei r T hanl; sgiving vacatio n in Peru. Ofth e Peru a lumni in the Lin rnl n citv school s: M ab(>I Bridges, '02, is in the wood Building; Mary Johnson, in t he Elliott Building; L yd ia Turn C' r, '06, in t he Belmont Building an rl Mac Palmer, '0 6 , in t he Longfd low Bni ld ing.

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Walter R arpstl'r, '09, teache r of Latin in t he Grnoa high sr hool. f!ave a ta lk upon ''How to Stimulate Li terary In teres t in Latin Study" a t the State Tc~chr rs ' Ass~ciation . Harpster hHd qu ite H re putatiOn as a linguis t even while in school as a student. Geo. N. Fos ter '06, a student in the co llege of law of the Nebraska State Un ive rsit y and B. C. Marcell us. student in the t eachers' college of th a t ins titution, hav e w o n pla ces upc n the deb<t ting SC( uarls which a rc t o dl:'ha te aga in s t I owa and Minnes ota thts year. Bert Swen son, '09, Peru's "Sta r At hle te," is mee ting wit h tin us ua l s ucc(>SS in his w o rk as teacher o f Scie nce and fo otball coach in the Ho ldreg e hig h sc hool this yea r . At an enterta inment g iven t o this foo tball tea m by Superin tendent and Mrs . McMichael, Mr. Swenson was presented with a beautiful wa t ch fo b hy t he mem-

b c rs o f th e tc.:am .\ T1· :-> \\"<'lb" n",; tt;rrn w a,; th e ch :tmpi n n h ig h !'l'hfln l Ll"illll of w es tern Nc b n.!' l ;;~ t h i~ ,c;c:.~ 111. P . H . .\ l i%· r il . f l <..; , f.,n ll•·r pr i nc ip:d of th<: Wa lthi ll :-;c: h o o ls. h n:- vJi ll'JTd thl· L." ni,·c r ~ i t y Law Sdtt ol whc' Jl' h ,· <'XJH.:c:t:< tu pn·parc him ~ df fo 1· t h e p r nc tit· ~· of (;1\\" . 1\ l i !:' ~ .\l;1ry Di t t ll1 CJ", ' 0!1 i~ L<" il <" hin g c.:te nce :1nrl En,!!li ;. h :t t U h io\\":1 this )Cfl r. S h" sa y ~ s h e lil;l' S h crt h l i11 e~ of w o rl; so wt· ll that s he Cil n n o t d n ·irl <: h t·t w t·c n the m nnrl is g la d ,.he h n s IH> th lin e~ . l\ Ji ~~ .\ll:~ry r..::. ~mi th. ' (1 / , likL·~ ,,,.r w o rl; a t Si o u x City in t hl' ,!!ra ck,.; :1nd is able t O d" so m e va lu :1hl c o u tsid~· st iHiy tn ,..:np plcm•·nt h i:' J" ~ l·h oo l \\' CII· k :ts ~ l1 c i ~ u c;1r til.: w<:ll -su p p ' ic-d t:i ty li b r :I J")' the n~ .

Mi s,c; r-. Jnhd llri df.! L',..: ' 0 :,? , pt·~·,..: i rle n t o f th e Pe ru Club ill th e: S t iitL· l" n i n ,·,..:ity. is pl a nning SO J11l' uniqu e (li"O gi"<J I11 S f CH " th e Club thi s )'C':Ir. 1-'J·c!-irl l·n L C nth t r cc will address t he C lub at i ts Dcc t•mhe r m ct"l.in,!! 11fte r wh id1 an intt' J"l·sting n:-cc pt io n \\' ill be held . ,\1 i~s M ildrccl Ponc 1·. '09. is ~ o w e ll 'liked at Wi lbc:•· a~ a p rim :t r y t e:1c h c r t h at ~uperintt· ndrnt Dill h . ts C: \' Cn called h o me M is s Bo hacck ri ght in th e middle of t he _vca r to Hl'Ccpt a p o si t ion lwcil u sc h e is d t>tt'rm inc:d to get t he bes t Peru has wh e never he ca n .

M. C. Lefler. 09 , p1·i n cipa l of th e: model hig h school of our Alma Mat e r, is u mply jus ti fy ing the co nfi d <: nce o f th e ~c h o o l in calling him to i ts fa c ul t y . T ha t the h ig h sc h o o l is som e o n e hundred ,..:t t·ong i~ t>Yidcn~c of t h e estee m in whi c h t he w o d< of t h ~tt department is h e ld. A ~omewh a t diffcrent s y s t e m o f p n tctice w o d;: is b eing fo llowed in t he hig h scl10ol t hi s yea r fr o m t h nt of th e past a nd is pro v ing vcr.y s atisfacto r y. Principal Lefler h a s organized wh a t h e cal ls a "H ig h Confe re n ce" wh ic h meets once a wee k a nd di s cus ses th e co n crct~:: _pt·oblcms of everyd a y hig h sch ool w o rk.


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Flonncc :\ye. '07. h:~.s resigned her w ork :1 t Pa wm:c C ity to pu rsuc her studies at the t:llt: l'lt i,·c rs ity .

Rl'n·niCl't· :\l;,l·lll'l'I011. 'Ill) IS t·<.·pnt·tcd by Supt. Ll'ilt' of 1\·ndl·J· to he doing n-ry s trong w o .-1; in th1.· ,!.!t'a <ks th~ rc.

Gl·r tru ck Wa tso n , '09 , wh o' is tt'aching in t ht• gr:tde~ ofOm:~. h a, w as the guest of :\I i:-st:s Go,.:hcn , Ellis a nd \\' ood ~. Tha nks-

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Vi,·ian Elanh. '01 i,- 110\\' th<.· h<.·:HI of t he tcac hc t· t n tining d <.: p : ~t·tntl' tll of Luthl'r Antdemy Ht \\':thoo \\'h< t·c ,.;h<.· is do ing good wnt·k. Ald::t Gra y. '()l i. i,.: tl'a,·lt, ,. of Engli,..h ill the Adington hi g h ,..c\tnol ; n d i~ do tll ,!! \\'o r k for hct· :td\·:111\X'cl dq,;r'<'<: a lo n g \\'ilh her teaching \\'ode !\l is" Alice S im,.;, '0\), h :ts :tn irk al p n~ i­ tion at Aoams :tnd i,.: !tiling it \'cry :t..:n·ptibly as n ·IJCH·tcd hy :\I i:-:s .\ldkn nc ll \\' ho n ·ctntly ,-i ~itcd h.:r. Hi lda i\lillt•r, '08 , i,.; ,.;o \\'CII p ll.'asecl with her sc ience positi o n :~tll:l\·id C i ty tl tHts hc n ·fused !'C\'Cral go•HI n lli.... ,. in onkt· tn n.:ma in the re to build up :t scit·ncc (kp:trtmcnt. M ollie Moore , '09 . wt·it cs: " I a m sm·roundcd by se,·cn ty of th e S\\Tl'tcst. b csth ca rt~:cl c hildr~: n 1 t\'1.' 1' s a ,,.. " S he I S teac hing 111 the prim :•r·y g n l'lcs at Cu l-

Cyrus G. Phillips . '07 . is n o w conui nuing hi:- educntion at 1'io t·t hwest<'n1 Univc:~·,-:t t· where he i;; do ing well, as usunl, in hi;; \\'ork . l'rin ri pa l \\' . L. I3cst. '09, of the Chadru n high sch ool h as recently refused a tt·mpti ng otTer fro m Do uglas, Wyoming, in onkT t o contin ue his good work at Chndron. J o hn \1ngor, '07 . n o w a pt·osp orvus fanll l' r of Bro wnville. is a l \\'ays seen in r l'l'll 011 t ht: clays o t the big foo t brtll gmncs. J ohn s a y s he cnn ne,·cr ge t the fo o t bal l c ntltusia ,.:m o ut of his blood. "Di,·orct' a nd P ublic "-·elfnre" is the ti t le o f a n nrticlc in t he December numbe r of M cClure's l\Iagnzin e w rit ten by Dr. Geo. E. ll o \\·a rd o f o ur State Univer sity ,_ and a m ember of the firs t g ra duating class, 18 70 . of th<• Pe ru No t·mal.

l\ll ar ic Mac hin, now of C aguas, P o rto R ico. \\' hO is re membered as the n a tive Myrtle Krebs, ' 0 7 , former president of Porto Rican g irl who pluckily worked her t heY. \Y. C. A., h as r-efused a numh et· of · w ay through t he Norm a l wi t h the Classs flattering offe rs to colttin uc hc1· ed uca ti o n . o f '07, wri tes . "f have fifth g rade w o rk. S he is now a pn>minen t m e m be r of Lhe PeI Jw,·c to teach English to the rura l teachru Club a t the Unive rs i ty. ers. a nd besidc·s I a m teaching private lesMarga r et L a mb a r t, '07, i s scn ·ing her son s in Fre nch. I wi~h I could be ba ck aga iu in Peru. '' fourth year as t eac het· o f Ger m an 10 t he Norfo lk hi g h sc h ool. She h o ld s ::tn un conSuperin tendent A. ]. Wi ckla nd, '07 , is tes t ed place a m o n g t he bes t h ig h sch o o l serving hi s fo ur t h year as superin ten dent teachers o f li<.: n nan in Ne brask a . o f t he Gree nwo od sc hools. H e has receivb ~ r t s on.

Mary Goodr ic h, '0~) , is doin g such good work as principal of the ·Table N. ock hig h sch ool t h at a patt·on fn>m t hat place ··ccently rem a rk ed, "Yo u ' n~ ri g ht s he's a s uccess. We will k eep ht'l' as l o n g as s he wants to s tay.·•

ed substa nti a l increases of sa la ry and ·repeated ass urance t hat his work is apprecia ted. H e h as ndd erl to the sch ools, cl assi. fled th e \Y o rk accord ing to th e best stA nda r ds , <lrld has esta blis hed good or der a n d gen era l goo ~l feeling to\\'ard t he schoo ls.

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Superintendent Domer , '09 is highly ph:flscd with school condi t ion s at Salem Hi s enthus iasm an d energy wi ll acco mpl is h a year of w o r t hy ac hievements.

~]i ss Bertha ()bon ;11111 i\ li ss Lilli a n Jewell a r c Superin tcnck n t A. E ll ildcbr;mrl':< assis L:tnl s i n the high ~clwul at H oope r this yeaL

Supt. J as. A Eastwoo d , '09, i s h o ldin g forth at Ste ll a, one of t he be.-t positi ons in th at pa r t o f Nebraska H is work began i n a ' 'ery s uccessfu l way s howing t h e rc.:sult ofhroad experience ar.dgo od t r ain ing.

,\ ]iss Ah i E . Bevnnn, '07 . is n ow in her third year o f scn:icc in th e L o up C it y hi~h . n I :1s·t sp11 . . · II ,.., " l:'I sch ool. H e 1· ree I ect 1o • J'I'ICd w i t h it a d ecided i n e 1·ease in s:d a 1·y .

Supt. E . 0 . Blncksto ne, '09. lws s tarted a ve ry successful year a t Dodge. S upt. Blacl<sto nc holds one of the best p osi t ions recei ved by any o f the cla ss o f '09,and w i th his idea l location is g rasping an o ppo rt u nity t o sh o w what a P eru-graduate means. B. K Burkey, '08, w ho was principa l o f the T obias schools last year, is super inten dent of the sc hools a t Lake City. Colo . thi s year a t a good sa l ~u-y W hile in Pe r u as a s tudent . he was b usiness m a n ager of the Nnrmalite and his interes t in t h a t publicatior; still con ti n uf's. Ber t ha Sch ick. '09, bas a lread y made a n l'l me for he rself as a teacher in t h e Omaha ~chools. Superintenclent Dav idson rece n tl y t1·a nsferred her to~ r oom w h er e se ven t e::tchers in successio n h a d been run out. !\1 iss Schick has held her pla ce six w ee ks a nd Supt. Davidson has co mpli mented her highly fo r the i nterest she has a rro uscd in her r oo m. Instead offooling, her p u pils are busy try ing t o please the ir teac he r. One o f t he best recorrls yet r ecei,·cd from ou r Alumni as students in other instit utio ns. i~ that of Forrest Rod abo ugh, '0 4 , for n time principal of t he Lexingto n hi g h school. He ent ered t he P ennsylva ni a Sta te College, a technical school, and in spit e of being hampered by m a k ing his own way, g r a d uated fro m the four years co urse in three years as the honor studen t o f his class. He was on ly deba rred from securing a fell owsh ip in his last year by the lack of a o ne year residence req uirem ent. He n ow has a good posit ion in the Santa Fe car shops at Kansns City.

S u pt E R. S hi emnnn o f On la l.; tlc w <Js elec t ed p n ·sident of t h e A:11 t·lorc Co unty T cac h.ers' Assncia1 ion :1t th c i1· first ml'ctin g . H c ha s nn a lmnst ent ire n ew co r ps of teache rs wi t h him at Oakdnlc this _ycnr. \V . L. Bt'st '09,i.- d o in g his c h :lractcri nt ic · ·1p<~ I o ft l, cC hndth o roug h work n s pn1H· ' r o n high school t h i :< yc;~r . He spent the su m m e r with hi s p ;.1ren t s 111 El J< e n o. \V :1s h ingto n U ld ;:t., :1nd fn en ds in a n d O rego n .

R. R. ivlcGee, '07, for two yea r s s u pe ri n~ ten den t o f Spring fi e ld sc h oo ls, w as o n e ~ t h e instructo r s i n Chns . G. A mm o n s Ro c k cou n ty s umm e r sc h o o l. Supt. M cGee dec li ned a third vea 1·atSp1·ingfi l· lcl t o e n ter t h e medic;.d sc h ~ol nt the StateUuivc1·si ty. H e w as s ucceeded at Springfield hy Wm McConnd. '06. Supt. L . R. Hi ll, '08 , of Bridgeport, w as maJTied during t h esummer to M iss Mo h rma n o f Gen eva. He h as r ecently ~-eorga n­ ized t he Bri dgepo r t sc h0ols und er the county h igh sc h ool o rgan i zF~t i o n. The w o r l< o f h is syste m is rep o rt ed as h av ing s h ow n v er y mate ri a l imp r ovemen t in a ll li n es since this reo r ganiza t i o n . G. G. Gil be rt, '0 1-. ;:t n d gra du a te o f the state agric ul t ura l co llege. '09, i s r es p o nding t~ t he ca ll of t he agricu l ~um l inter ests of t h e s t ate in fa r me r s' i nstitute work. The pl aces h e w ill v isit a rc C a mbridge, Beatric<', Br oken B ow, H ebro n and Franklin , s pen d ing a week at each place. He a ls o g a ve a series of lectures to t he Yor k ~ounty B o ys' a n d Gi rls' Clubs at York in November.


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Acco rd ing to cx - ~t.tlt· ~''IH rindt·uttt' ll l\TcBrie n and \\' L ~tt· phen,.., !'ttpt-rintendent of th t Linc .. ln ,_chool,;. one h :tlf of the 4,00 0 in "ll t·tul:aa act· a t Li te St:atc Tt·aclll'r::: Associati o n tlti ,.. yl' at·. " ''' ' t· fo r nat·r gr:ldua t es o a· stuck n t s of I ' tTit. Th t· clas,.. of ·o' \\';JS well n:prc,..cn tcd. th e follo\\' in g bc.:ing

Graet: O:<tl'nbe rg. Lesh a ra. Ann a Ped~rson. Omaha. Albert l'crer,..on, Colon . Ililm a Peterson, Fni r b ury. El!"i<' Porter. i\l ind en. Laura A . Po;tcr, Ft·i~nd.

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:\1 ;t r y AndtT,..on, 1\rokt· n Bo\\' . Ed n a Ben c h , Fnir n wnt. C. C. lkl'l<cy. St:atc l ' ni,·t'l'~i t y . Et he l lka-ry. T ck:tlll:t h . G r ace UcaTy . l Ja ld: tnd. Gntcc 13og:tnln,.. , T obi a -: . Vi rgi n i;o Byn ly. :\ cha·:t,;i;a City . Dav id L. <;arbo n , Ona . H c·len Co n e , As ld :tnd W. S Cook, Akx :t tll lt·i:L Eli zn bt:t h CtttTit:. Ft·i o.:nd. Sa n t Dun n, Y nl'l; . A . 0 . Eggcnbc rgc1·. \\'t•,..tcr n . R c b (l E verso le. El k Crl'ck. Hattie Fig h t, G t·[aJul hl;llld. Nelle Folsom. \Van n . Bess F osl<:1· , Hla nchn n l I o\\'a. J . E . G ibney <::: t ate 'C n ivcrsity. Ali ce Gi h ~on, Hcbmn. Iva G lasgow, \\' es l e n1. May G lasgow . vVcstc1·n. L e n a M . G u n n Lex ington. J. A. H a nn a, Al li a nce. Pea rl H a nn a , Va lley. Stell a H a nis, Fai J"lJu r y . Inez Hawki n s , F a irfield. Santh H erri ng to n , Sta te Uni ,·c rsi ty. Marga re t Hi c key , So uth Oma h a. E. P. H o d a pp, S t ate U nin•rs i t y. Car rie Huston. Syracuse. An a be l Josep h, Wahoo. M a t·th a Kann o w , H anl y. Ann a K e t l'idgc, B~:atri ce . Ml'l y L inger, Green vvoocl. B . J. Raines, Fai t·bu t·y. Otis Lo t·ance Stric kl a n d, Ne lson . Stell a Lull , S hi c kl ey. M y r tle M cCr ay , F a irbmy. C~n·ine Portet·, Wi lber. Hi ld a M ilici·, D av i d Ci ty.

Eli1el I<o bb. Lo ui,'\: Sc hraeder , (;ty Shnrp, \ 'nlley. G lenn, hecley . F ort Co ll ins, C olo. C!nt·a, hires, Fremon t. Clu t·a kyrrTI{', nper ior. E t h cl Snell, Gra ftnn. R l:C Spafford . M inden. H B. taplcto n , Cordo,·a. G r att Tbavc<, F ay(; TimmernHm, Hebr·l11. l:\essie \\'ashb urn, Nem a h a . S t ella \'\ ash bu r n, ::-.!ema ha. Nel lie \Yynn, 1\ ];t udc Y oca m, Zola Zio n, H ar vn rd.

t:1 te '(j ni \'er~i ty.

Pulv~r.

All a n Carman, '06, who was engaged i n sch ool \\'Ork n ca r Boise, I-d a h o for seve r al ~ears hn:; establishe d a b oo k sto re i n Pcl'U an d i s d oing a paying bu siness. Among t he Pe ru a lum ni summer travele r s ,,.c,·e; Alma Westgate, '05, to the w es t, Allnra W oodbu rg, '05, in the eas te m states an d. My1·tle Krebs ' 07, into Colo utdo. M ay Lcetham, '06, h as a p osition in th<" post office at St. P a u l. Sheis as e nt husias tic in her c ha r acteri stic m odest way, fo r the P eru norma l and its interes t s as in h er s tude n t days. Professor \V. L . French, was last summe r tendt·red t he p osition as Adjun ct Professo r of Dairy Husb a ndry at the Nebraska State Agricu l ture College w hich he acce pted. H e w ill deli ver o n e of the lectures bclor<: ~h e Nebr as l;a. Boys' and Girls' Associations State Co n t est a nd C o nvention at Lincoln in J a nu a r y.


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Miss Edit h Montgo mery .'05. h11sres ig n ed her po~iti on. at Syracru~ e a nd w ill he a t her home at F ir·th fo r a t ime. Prr~ nk Keim,'O~l. has the Latin n nd lite rature in the C heste r hig h sc h ooi. Hen:ports a h appy sch ool a nd a h <Jppy tenc her.

C . F. Lehr, for many yt a rs super·inte ndent o f Wakefield sc bools, is re po r ted asg i,·itlg Pender one of the b est sc hools t hnt place h as eve r had. S upt . Lchr h as a numht•r of Pcru Norma l t each ers with him , among them. M iss Hernice Mcllirron, '06, nnd .Miss Taylor. Ira Ca rtney.'09, is in ch a rge o fth eNort h Loup schools. A litera ry society, r ece ntly organized, m o dele d its co n sti t u t i11 n after that o f the Everett society. The b on r d of education bas put a premium o n literary wo rk by offering substa ntir~ l prizes fo 1· su perior li tera ry a chievem emt. Mrs. An na Tagga rt- C la r ke. '79 n ttenrl<'d the commen cement rxen·ises at Peru last June. It wa s t he first time she h ad been hack in a numbe r o f years and as n result fou nd an a lm os t inconcei v:a ble change. Her h usband is president of t he Children's Home Ins titute of Om a ha. Supt. J. C. M i tch~li. ' 07 , o f Frie nrl , seem s to h ave as great a liki ng for P eru trained teachers, as do some other Nebrask a s uperintendents He has in his ti>rce no w: Fanny Moore, '99, first primary: Tillie Johnson, '09. first gmmma r ; E liza beth Currie, '08, second in termediate; La ura Porter, '08, seco nd prim ary; Caliste R. Payne, '07 , in th~ high sc hool corps. Professor Rosa Boulton, '81, head of the Oor.::estic Scienc::e Depar t m e n t of the State Fa r m. enterta in e d , on rovember 5 , in honor of Margaret Blai r, teacher Domestic Art in theM inneso t a Agricul tural College. Sixteen lad ies were present. r epresenting Ames, Manhatten , C olumbia a nd other colleges. Two of the Peru facnlty were presen t, Miss Grace Alli ng h am nnrl Mise; Lonise MeArs.

Superintendent C. F. \\'hi tc , '07, of Trenton mrtdc :111 <:xcdlt nt n ·conl :a:-: ten e her in the Juni <' r· ~onn:al :at Alma thi~ summer I lc ha ~ r n ) \T il him,l·ll' to be o ne o f th e pr·ogn:s~ i n: ~a rper int e r Hknt:-: in th at sec tion of the state. Principal Benjn min Il :rni"on of the Pl atts mo uth hi gh ~chool, nrcmhl·r· of t h~ c lass o f '07 , is wcl lli kerl in t h at po~itinn. !')up~ rin tcndcnt G ttmble says l\1r· Ilnr risun is kcl•ping the stnnrl:Irrl of high ~~·hon l w o rl< up to :r high pl :rne. E . !-'. ll od:r pp '08. fonllt·dy s1!perintc nd e nt of the Y··rd o n Schoo ls, r·csig ned h i~ posi tion at the c lo s e of l;rst n·:ar lo takt· advanced work in the State l 'n i,•l· rs it y wh e re hl· now is wurhing hnnl and enjoyin g every momeut of h i~ wn 1·k. E . \V. :\l :ll·ecl lu ~ . t h e p rl·sidcnl of t he cl ;;t~s of1 905 of the state no r·ma l ~c hoo l h as ju s t bc<: n e leett·d ~u p e r·i ntendenl of t he publi c sdr ools at C :-c t l' tn succeed Supcrintendl·nt G rego ry w h o has [l(.'C(· p tcrl th e a ppoin t mt-nt :r ~ i n~pt·c tn r · of n o r·m:tl u·a in· in g in hi gh schools. 1\!Ir. M:rrct l lu~ w:rs teache r o f sci(·nce in the Cn:tc hi vh schoo l. H e co mpleted hi s co llege course~ t No i·thw estc r n uni versity a n d at t h e t i me of hi s elect io n he was pur:>u ing g r ad uat e wo rlc at the u n ive1·s ity of Ncbn.tsla t.

A yo ung lady en ters t h e li b rn ry r oom a n d begins n sem·c h th r·u the vn1· ious section s. Her look of p e r·plcxity deepen s ns s he wanclers from ~helf to shelf. Now s he co m es to a recess wh er e a y ou ng m nn is · sta nding b y a w inclt)W. H e sees h e1· loo k a nd ri ses w i t h th e qu esti o n , framed by the most gal lant li ps, " Ca n I be o f ass istance?" '' Is this theafft·ction department?'' she inquires Ah y ly. "We ll-u h -wc mi g h t mal<e i t one." says Gowin with s u dden inspi ration. Teacher-•· What figure o f sp eec h is, I l ove my teacer?" J o hnny-"SaiTasm. ''-E~.


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]j With tb~ ~lass~s II

F rit·nd ,; 111d Fn n- ~ :\l at cs in \\'o t·>< ~ 1\ parl o t·, a pa d ·1r \\' c' 11 <.'<'<1

Senior Class.

"\\' ha t <:a n we d o In Old P ent \ \'ith f> u t a P arlo r ~ " \ \ '<.: pl,· a d . Do wn L o\'o.: r' ,; L a n e In !-hino.: o r· t·a in, l"o o t· s tu de nt ,; ha \' <.: t <> \\' n l k . ?'<> o tht.' l' \\' a y . By nig-ht o t· day. C an they lind a dt :t li<'L' t• • talk. The ir ht·:tr·t,; a•·o.: torn, Th L· it· ' oh·,: :Ire \ \'ot·n. Ru t al:t,: ~ \\' hat , l>'L· can tlll'y rl o ? In many pl ·tct'>'

Th e re are sa•l f: tc <.' s Fot· pador,; a t·o.: <o.:a n:c i n Po.:tn.

"Doc'' Cole \\'ill soon g t \'l' 11p h is \\'o rk at t he 1<Wm;\l t o <'nt<.T t lt c life :<a ' ing h 11 s inC'ss. He kds \'Ct'\' cn nlich.•nt o f his :a bi lit y in tlwt li ne :ts he a nnnuttcc rl in hi g h ,:ch ool conft'l'l'n et· thnt ·!Jc \\'Ou ld sa \'C his geometry class :1 11 t·igh t. The NoJ·mali tc join,: hi ,: ;11:111y fl·iC'n ds in wish in g hi m sttcccss i n his c ho,:t•n p n >f<.·s s i on. A w ri ter in the Dcccm hct· " Revit·\\· of Re,· iews" estimates t h a l if a ll th e cne t·gy e xpe n ded in th e chew in g o f g u m in Am c1·ica were applie d t o a hu g e dynamo i t wou ld yield elect ri city e nou g h to illumi n a t e a c i ty nf 250 ,000 i n h a b i t ants . " Womcnmu stco nsirln it a d r <'arlfu l fa t e to be a n old m a id ," m u sed ML C h ugwa ter. "They rlo, J osia h ," s::~id Mrs. Chugw ater . "Look w h at teni ble no o d les t hey so m etimes marry to e scape .it. " An d J os ia h r ubbed hi s chin a n d s a id not hing.Answer s . T he g ues t g l a n ced u p a n d cl ow n the b ill o ffa rc w i t h o u t en t hu sia s m. ''Oh , well, " h e decided fi 11 a lly; "y o u may b t·in g m e a. dozen ft·ied oysters ." T he colo r ed wa iter became a ll a p o log ies . "A h 's vet·y so rry , sa h , b u t w e's o u t o b a ll s hell fi sh 'ceptin' aigs. "-Every b ody's Magazi ne.

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E lizll bl·th Curry. Th:mk'sgiving week en ded the fin"t quarfor the pract ice teacher s . \\'ith cxaminntio n ;:: . making of r epo rt s , o bserv at io n. de \\'c a n · not su rpri ~ed t h at so me o f the St·ninrs fo un d it a h a rd matter to h ·ep up \\'it h " t hc mse!l·c:;.' ' t <T

in cc: the Novem her vacatio n , sever al mot-e ;::tudeHts h a ,·c enrolled in the Senior c lass . This bt;ngs its numbe r u p to onehunnl'{·d-cighty. T here is s:rong- hopes o f its t·caehing t he two-hundt·ed uwt·k during t he ::;cco nd semester. \\' n n t cci-So mc one to show me where i\li;::s H n le s rooms.-Mc G ilbert. A ne\\' pla n was tried this year in electi ng t h<' m e mht'r s of t he Per u vian staff. A nomi n ati ng committee of eig ht ch ose one ttom im·c for each of the positio n s. T he report o f this co m mittee ~Yas g-i,ren to th e class . a n d e lectio ns to t he several offices foll o w ed . The perso ns n a med below wer e elected: Ed itor-in-chief. Va r ro E. Tyler, Aub urn ; a ssociate edi to t·, Belle Bolcj ack, Dawso n ; associate edi to r, Elizabe th Everso n, F ra nkl in ; business m anager. Ar thur Gil ber t. J o hn so n ; associate business m a nag-er, Ral p h J a ckson . Upla n d; su bscript ion ma n ager, Au d u bo n Neff, Ru ra l Ret reat, Vi rg inia; senior cl ass, Ceceli a W eh rs, M i lf01·d ; a ssista nts, Em ma. Fa 1tct·, P la t t s m o u t h , Celia Park er, Wilso nv ille; a th letics, C. Gor don Beck, Peru; litera r y, L ena J ac kso n , F t·ien d; No rm a li tc, Barbara Ca r d w ill, Om a ha ; rel ig ious, Clarey' Niels on, Da nn eb r og; art a nd headin gs, · Neva Best, Da kota City; cartoonists, J o hn Sloat, Har va r d, Hnn·iet Shackelton , Beatr ice; ph otographer, Mr. Hug hes, Filley; class p h o tog rapher , Will iam B lackston e, P ilg e r ; clu bs an d s m a ll organizati o n s. M ildred Bu t le r, 'vVecping Water;


T HE

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ot he r l·la!'ses, Vera Hneffelin, Wc!' t Point; alumn i. Minnie S nble tte, Nt· b rc1sl<a City ; socia l edito r . Opal Rice, Stc:rlin g; funn y m an. M a hel Zent z , Dav id City; a!'Si!<ta nt s, Edi so n Pettit, PPrn, Frnnccs H a les Table I< oc k . Whcrc;ts, in his infinite wisdom o ur H eavc:n ly Father has seen fit to remove unto himself in H ca,·en t hemothctofou r cst eemcd friend a nrl clnssma te . Marlca Gnlft o n. Be it therefore res<> I ved. that we, rep-resenting the senior cl ass of th e Pe ru ~o r­ . mal. in s pecia l meetin g assemhlc:d , d o ext end to ou r fri end in her bercavcmc!'! t . ou r sincere a nd hea rt-ft·lt sy mpa thy. Be it further r esolved that a copy of t hese resolutions be prcsen ted to :vi iss Grafton , and publis hed in th e Norm a li te. Committee,

0 . jA CKSOX, MARY vVYxx. J<ALPI-1

BELLE BoLEJ.\CK.

Jun ior. C H ARLES

~IOIJLTEN.

The J unio r directory issued by t he cla ss shows that fifty of the counties of Nebraska are represen ted in the class.

A "become acqua inted " com mittee has heen organized for the junio r class, so Juniors if t here are a n y o ther Ju niors w ho m you wish to k now call o n the co mmi t t ee and have them ge t busy . .VIr. H . M. Stephens is president, M iss Mary Wright, vicepresident, M iss Bath secretary. Miss Ca rrie Bohacek was ca ll ed home by Superintendent. Dill of Wi lbe r to t a ke a second g rade position in the Wilber Schools. Miss Boha ccl< has m a rie a m ost en viable recor d as a member of the class. Thurs day afternoon November fourth .twenty seven mem hers of the Class of ' 11, who were spending their vacation in Peru, assembled on the libra ry steps. Ca rrying tin-cups and well-fi lled lunch baskets the party made its way to a pleasan t spot in Mr. M ajor's pas ture north west of town.

The w a lk O\' (' r the hills :1 nd l h e "ftt·rnno n in the woo d-: \\'e re hc:. r·ti ly t·nj.,,·, rl hy nil and espec ia lly hy thn-=t· \\'hn h:l\·t· !'(lt' tlt the g reater p n rt of tlwir li,·t ..... in p :tt· t!" o f t he ~tate n ot hlt:!'Sl'rl \\'it h !-tll'h m:tgnificcnt scene n ·. l\1an\· itltt·r·t·" ting garn('S were pl nyecl . En·ryon e took p:trt :tnd th ere was :t g ood ;;pirit of cnmpt·tit io n. E ve ryone felt enoug h ozone inh:tlnl to lnst unti l t h e n ext v:1c:1tion. 1\y fntll·t-h ir ~)' the mem bers (oftht• p:11'Ly \\'ith th eir ~tppe­ tircc; l' h rtrpenerl lty t ht· c·xt• r·cisc. th e fr·esh a ir, a nd the cor·d irtl inform:tl !' piril \\'hich wa~ chanl c ler·il' tic o f the gn)trp, were n ·ady to do :1m pi c j ust ice to t h l' s umpt u n u;; s uppe r from t h e: well . fi lled h :tl' k ets. As the l\\'ilight s lwdo\\'s \\'l'f't· g~rthcri ng­ A l t he cl ose o f' a perfect : Ill I 1111111 d:t \' . [h e h appy party rct nrncd to the: ,·i ll:tgt·, t ir('~l . hut feel in g t h ~1t the aft t·r· noon h:rd hcen m ost profi•. ahle n nrl plc:ts:trH. I n the li g h t o ( tht· henvy lw r·env e m cnt o f thei r class-mate. Miss Co r n :\1. Fl own rlh. thru the lo !<s of h tT motht·r, the .J u nior C la l's of the Nch r·nska · State No nn :J l Sc hool <It P c: ru ex p ress t h e ir profound l')'mpat hy :~nd \\'hil c t h c_v woul cln nt bccliiTl the m emory o f t h e moth e r· ~ lo ve th ey wo nld s h are as hro thcn; an d ~i s ter·s the we ig h t o f so rro w t h at they know h as come. That t he H eave nl y Fa th er wh o h as g r a n ted t he boo n of a mother's care ma Y g ive st rength to bear th e hurdc n o f thi s heav ies t of ear t hly l osses, is t h.e camcs t pn=tyer of Mi s~ H owar·th 's class m ates and fr iend s. Co mmi ttee, C. G. Mouvro:-., J< u TH M. BHO\\'NELL , iVIAHTilA

G II.T:-.:r::rc

Sophomore. E D XA S TJAH P.

At a m eetin g o f the Soph o more c lass h eld Nove mbe r 16, i n Miss C ulbc 1· t son 's room , th e fo llowing officers were c1cctt:d: president , Mr. Fred H . Hurs t; v ice-p r es ident, Mr. Dorsey; secretary, lVIa r gue r·ite


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0' :\I a ra : tn:a~u r~· r. :\l1· l; . F . Blac k ~tnm· : cla5s rc pr~sentatin.: nn thl· IHH'm:tlite bo.trd , Edna ~harp On accnu n t of ,..ick n~· ss in h l'r h n m~·. :\I iss Aathn :\l oo n : .,f lka trice. n ' n ph o rnorc stude nt. h rts hcl' ll ohli .~ccl to k ·:t \ T s ; h o o l. Th e Sop h o more cl:ts~ 1s t' XL'~'(Hion:tlly prou d of their da ss tna ll-. \I L !Iarin· ~ h a,·eL II (' is nne .,f th ~· :\nt· tn :d ' s stn1· m e n o n the g 1·icl in lll. ~..·p~·~· i :tl I_,. so i 11 the ~a me with th e sl'l'mlcl l'ni tc:tm . in \\'hieh ~nmt· he plttn ~· clth r .. ugh thL·linc:tnd bro ke up pl ays ln·fnn· t h t:'y \\'L· r~· st:tncd . M i"'S c;l-:lel: ll :tll .. r P~·nde t·. :t III CIItl ll'l' nf tlu: S n p h omn1·c c l:t ss. spent ht·•· :\n,·cmhcr· \' :'lca ti o n in L itll·o ln :t ttc n di ng thl· StalL' T c:tcht·r ,.:' :\ ssnci :tl in n

lwve pro c ured :;mall rib b o n bo w s of t h e cia:::; co lurs. These a rc to be w o rn upo n al l o ccasio n s fo r th e ben efit o f ot her Freshmen as well as Pro fcs:;or Co r nell. :\I iss De u hler. a mem bL-r o f th e class , :>pent Th a nk:;giving Day at her h o m e in

.J n hn s o n . Uu r boy -;; hcl il· ,·c in d o in g th ings rig h t. ns i,; s h o wn by t he fa c t th a t m ost o f th em ha ,-c o rriqL•d sweater;; of t he chu;s colo r s . These S\\'L'a tl'I'S h a\·e ' 10 upo n t hem .

\\' c \\'l'l'l' ,·cry sorry t o lea r n t hat one of o u1· llll'tnbcr:-: Bertha ;\ (oo r.c w as un able to ~-~· tnnl t o schoo l after th e fall \'nca tion o n :1n:o unt of h e r father's illn ess.

As Pn:::hmen we are pro u d of t h ree of nu1· numbe r :\lisses Ka ffe n berge r , Cnqn e n Anttong th~ Snph<~II Hi r l'" wh o spe nt tht•i •· Jom·:-: nnd :\ l r E lle n be rger, wh o took p a rt. y:u::t tion :1t th e ir hnntL'~ :1re ~L'Ilit• \\' ill- · in th e entt•rtai n ment g iYen by the Voil·e <'••c k~"n. :\• l r~ rgmTilL' ()' .\ l n t·a ann \ l r . G. Depnrtlllt' lll, -::>aturrlny even ing November F . 1\lac k sn n . ~ ~ - By t hei r· l'xcd le~ot singi ng they sho w erl onl_,. one of th e n. a n y thin gs Fresh m en ;'vli !'s B irdi e L ·tc 1' <'Y spe n t h LT \':tcH ti n n visiting in 1\ ,-,,\\'11 ,-ilk at t he h o m e of ~·an and wi ll d o in the future . fri end~ .

Tra iners Freshmen Notes. .\ 1.\H\' I

C L.\R.-\ STARK .

L'I< A i t; .

l{cjnicc, nh .n· Pr<"shnll' ll, n ·j n ict·: :\ ':'\ ig-t• t ' h tolds yo ur scqlle r .-\ nrl, mo t·c wonrl ~: t·ful sti ll, tlw ,·o icc l)f a n '.\ngl'l' ca lls y ou I rom y o nt· ; lumbe rs. During a l'l nss- nH et i ng . at \\'hich o ur H :tl lo wc'cn p it· tun.: \\':t s p:1sscd fo 1· in,.: pcc· tinn , i t wa'< ;t _gn-crl upon h_v unnmi n o u :> \' llte t h :tt \ '[i ss Snrly t· j<\ n cs lo okcrl li ke n n 'An gc·l' anrl :Vlt·. Fntnk Ellenhcrger m ark fl ~nnrl r cp n :;;en t;, ti \'l" of tlw tH.· gT o ral' C.

Thl· hoy s h :l\'l' fin ,tlly rlevdopcrl th e ~-c-11 spir i t , nnd nn\\', u nrle1· the t·nicient lc:td C' r s hip of yl'll-mnstl'l. Albin .J• 1l111,.:nn , ..quit•· fn· qt~ en tly SUC'l'C'l'rl in m :tkin g· tlll'mSl·l n•s heal'(! durin g the Chapel h o ur . i'l~

S<'vc ral F rl'!'ht~le n tonk in l he h :dl gnmc :1t Nt•h ra sk :t Ci t y Tha nl<~givi n g t5n\' . In orde r thHl l't·ofc"sm· l'ornl'il m :n · he :&hie to d ist inguis h Pn·s hm e n fn1 m _Innin•·;; . o r Scnion; a s tlt c case rn av hl', we

, o m e hri,!!ht :'u n ny m o rning, \\'ith oul any warning. \' on 'll hear the Trainers yell Anrl d u it mighty well. Th o ug h lllf y ha \'0:~ no boys They ca n make a lot of n oi~ e .

:\I iss :\on a Kne rr. o f Osceola . ~ebraska,

h"" rl'L'L'ntly j _o inC'd

ou •· cln!'S.

Out· (;eogrnphy Book le ts on the P en t Cann ing Fm:t o ry , occurierl H co n!-:picu ous pb cc in the Pe r u !;ection of t he Indu!<tria l Exhibit at Lin col n . nnd were exa mined h y 111 n n y teac hers.

'vVc are a l wnys

plc a~erl

to h ea r from the

"Tr:t in r r Alumni." \V r: learn that M iss Lu ella \ l illsap!', a Tra ine r o f 1897, nncl since th<~t time n teac h e r-in the ew York C ity Rchool!', wns marrierl September 28. 19 09 to Mr. flHt M c C luhan o f North At•nrl. Nehraskn, wh er e they wi ll m fl.ke th eir h ome in the futut·e.


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Everett, The Annu a l E verett Mu sica l was held November 19 , th e followin g progr:1rn w n s g i ven : P ia n o Due t ...... ... .. .............. .... ............. . Miss E llenberger , Mr. Hum p hreys Voca l Solo ..... . ..... ... ... ............. M r s . H owie T r o m bo ne Duet .. ........... ............... ...... . Professo r Corn el , M r. Bet·k Read ing ......... .. ....... : .. .... l\ li ss E dn a 13a rn es Vocal Solo ...... .... .. .... ................ :v1iss Payne P iano Solo ... ............. ... .... . ....... M iss A11 stin l<etldi ng ... ........................... .. M r . Go lds te in Voca l So lo ..... ..... .. .. . Professor l<oss H o u !-.e Vio lin Solo ... ...... ............ ........ Miss H c rri t:k T he unu s ua l dra mat ic ab ility s h o wn by M r . Golds t ein in delivet·ing his serm o n the t ex t of which w as '·Old Mo th er 1-l u b bm·d Went t o the Cupboard ", dtsc t·ves so t·cia l menti o n . On Novem ber 26, a Th a n~ sgivin g number was g i ve n . T he firs t p:: rt o f t he program consisted of in s trum ental mu sic hy M isses .M uller , J o n es J a nd Ellen ber 0ae r • <t. .., paper and readi ng by M isses J ackson a nd Li n tz and a vocal solo hy M r s. C o rnell. T his was the first t ime M rs . Co rn ell has h o n ored us by appearing u po n ou t· p r ogram . We hope she wi ll fa vor us aga in a t.ld become a re~ul ar attenda nt o f o ur socie ty. The latter pa rt of t he p rogra m was a PUJ·it.an Tha nksgivi ng in t he p rima r y roo m w i t h M iss M ulle r as t eac he J". After the p r ogram a ge ner al goo d tim e was h a d in h ono r uf th e fac t t hnt tl1 e h a ll has new cu r t a ins, has been r e pa pered , repainted a n d reca r pe t ed w ith n b n tssels ru g . A typica l Dutch lu nc heon was se r ved .

Philomathean, LEE REDFERX

Philo has again ..:a rried out t he custo m of the previous years, of t he bo ys and g irls

each gi,·ing ~ep<tr~l t<.: progr:1111~ T h l· g irl ~ gave t h ci1· prog1·:1111 o n :\ovenliH11· 1 ~- :~ n d t h o 11gh t h e ~:vcn i ng was \"l·r·y d i ~:~g n.~ <.::~hk it d id no t se~:m t o i< l·(·p :1 way t he mc nli le r·~ of 0 111· scH.· i~:t v . T l:t· fo ll owing pt·ogt":l tll was g i ve n : P ian o Solo . ..... ... ............ .. ........ l\ 1 i s~ A u s till R t· ~1 d i ng ..... .. .......... .. .. ............. . i\ 1i;.. ~ tl ;t n ty Whis t lin g So lo .............. . .... . i\ li ss Sy l n·~ t l· r Hea di ng ...................... . .............. . :\ I iss I<ice l 'iano Solo ....... . ....... . ... . .. .. . :\'l i;..~ i\ ld( inm·y l< cad ing ........ ... ..... .. .................. :\li ;..~ Jlutkr Pnnto min c ..... . . ... ... . .. . ...... . \\" ;1nt ~:d A \\"ife Tri o ... . .. ....... . . i\ lis!"es f' :tl tl·r . llu nt. Bl anks O n Novc mlJI: r 19, t h e hoy~ g: l\·~: t lll"it· progt·am as fo ll o w ~: Pi a n o Solo ..... ... ... ....... ... . .. . ....... .J 1\ . S lo :• t f<ead in g .. .. ..... ... . .. . ...... ............ Lt·w i ~ Co: tl c Cor m: t Solo ..... ..... . ............ ... l\ 11". Clt- n lt"t l l ~ De b a t e: S hall \V o mn1 \'ntc? Alrirmiti ,·e Neg :~ t i,·t· ;\ . Ci lhe rt E . 11. C h ristt n so n Rea din g .... .. .. . ................... . . . !\ t·l· hi L· )tnr>'t'." Oi :d oguc .. ...... J o hn \Vl·~~~- Jolt n Brn nn gn tl Essay o n G ids ..... . .... ..... ........ . Mt·. J o hn son Phil o Q u a rt e t h: On ove m l.Je t· 2fl, a mi ~c~: ll a n eo n ~ p r o- _ gra m w as g iv en . w hi c h amu sed a~ \\"l" ll a !-0 p lP<~sed th ose p t·e ~ent. T hc last nu mbt· r w:l>' e~p!:<'i n l l y e njoy ed . I t co n ~ i stcd o f " L ift: Pictun•s" t<t k c n ft·om th e Cou t·ts hip o f M iles Sta n d is h . The appe ara nce o f t h e h a ll h n~ ltct·n greatly i m pro veri recent Iy T hl' w no d w u d ; h as been s t a ine d a nd n e w li g h ts h a ve l"l'pl aeed th e o ld o n es; a c lu s t e t· o f fin· lig ht s wi t h a lobes has hee n hun g ft·n m th e ccn tet· o f t he t·oom , a nd 11 Is o a c lust t·t· ofthrec in t he ft·on t o f th e r oo m . One li g h t "" i1h g lo hl' w::ts p laced over ('f!Ch o ut ~ ick doo r ll )>l'll in g in to t h c ha ll.

Debating. The Peru Nor m ~tl is pro ud t o tl o tict' th :1t not o nl y twenty eig h t boys ha ve n.~g is t t· r­ ccl in the prcliin a t·y de b ates but fo u t·tl'l' ll g ir ls as w e ll. Th is is cl proof to us t hat th e s t u rlc u t~


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h <tve cn mt• to rc:tli z\: the n t·<'d n l thi~ kind :\l nbel Bruner. Rand o lph. o f w o r·k rll•> r c· <:<ll.' h yea r·. :\!an Y an· o ld C a rri e C . H n n. l' ll, H o mer. dchater·s a nd th(l"l' who lw ,.~_. nt' \"t'l' 1khn t E . D. Zi nk. Per u . ed befo re will han: th\: ~.·anw>-1 ~upp(lrt nf Ja 11 tt:uy 1-l-. Re. o l \'Cd thn t n g r a rlun te t h e sc h ool. inco nt c tax \\'ith r~n exemption of in come \\ e kn o w c·,·c..-y one c:111 n<~t win a place hd o w $5,000 per a .nnum w o u ld be a desiro n t h e difTL..-e nt :-q n_ :•d~ . hut he will :1 hie m od i lien t io n of our SYS te m of fede ra l w 1n out. 1n :ts much :1,.: he ha,.: laxnlion . m ane a >:tnn u p the " L :!dcltT of lll'h:lt ing" . :\ lli mt n t i YC J. E. ;\[nrga · . Upland. The ques ti o n :-; h :t ,. <: ht·e n :-t.:kl'lt'd :tncl E t he l Robinso n. Humho lt. the deb:,tcr·:-; a:-~igm·d pl :1n·,.: :t,.: fo llow,.:: 1\label G ust:tfson. Ainsw o r t h . j anua r y 1 1 , [~ c:-;o l ,·ed th:t l l:t bor uni o n,.: \\' . S Bosldcr, Penr. :t re on t h e wh o le hendi c inl. L ee R o bcr·ts, Friend. A tri rma t inc Nt!{Hti ,-e :\t·va :\1. lle:-;t , llonH'I" . bdiso n Pettit, Peru . An· h ie ll o;;tcnn:ln. Brown,·ilk. :\1. L . Collins. S h uber t. S:•nfonl Clnn<:nl,.: Elm w <>o d . \\' . H . lll ac kston e, P il ger. rvl m·y Wr·ig h t ..'\el n·:•:-ka C i tY. Bl'lk· 13olejHck. H um holt. NrJ.!:t t i vc J ::utuary Hi. J<csoh ·<'d that the \\'ages <•f C:or mie l,nnt n t. l;t•ring. \\'O ill t' n s h o u ld not. be lower th a n th ose of J nst·ph Go ld,-tcin. U:tw:-;o n . me n in t he sn m c OC" n pati o n. J. B lknnis, P er u . :\tl'i r mntiYc I r a C •·nol' . S:ol<:tn C. J . Sk in ner·. Penr. j a n tw t·_v 1 :.!, R ~.·,-oln· d th a t t ill' Con.J. P . C ia r k . Strn n g. g ress oft he l"nited St a te:-; s iHHH'd en:tl'l a i'vl nr th a Gil tner. Mad iso n . l:t w to establ;sh :1 ct· n t r·:tl n :1tion:tll>ank. :\ . B . l;e l\\' iek . l lysses. AITinnat i Yc Wa H e n j . C h ase, Alexa n d ri a. D. H . Wche1·. 11a r·ne.-t< n ~eg-a t i ,.e :Vb ude E. \Vill :-;on, R nymo n d. tt'na M. F r ciday . Ri s ing C ity . E mery W . \'e:o t l' h . F :t il'lll rr·y . Ann a Feh lm a n , Fait-bury. Ann a D ~onni ~_• ll . Cla r·k:-;om . Pn T \' Stockdale, Mad iso n . j. F. G:1i th cT, Ca rnurid !.!c. J l:l. Il a n 1cs. P en r. Nega ti ve At a m eet in g of the Athenia n s held Gc·o q :; e (-;n w in, ( )m a h a . No ,·embe r 20, t he soc iety 's adv isor. Miss An cl nhnn NdT, Rur:tl 1\ e'. r c:ot, \ 'a. Gos h en. ga " e a fi n e ta lk on t he valu e o f L. W. Oir l\s . J o hn so n . d ebating W<>rk :111 rl u rged a ll th e you ng \V inifn·cl P e r·k in >: . M td lc n . b dies to n ·gister for the prelimin ay dej a nu :tr·y 13 , l{ esolv ed th:t t :\' a t io n :d bates. la ws s h o uld he enacted pnlV irl in.!.! p en,.: ion:-; Th e ten11 of C icer o ni a n offiee•·s expirerl for 'need y, in capaci ta t t:d ln b ore t·s. :-.lo ve m bc r 20. a nd in acco r dance wi t h the AfTi r m a t i vc co nst it u t io n a new cor ps was elec t ed and 1\. j. Stodd a rd , A ulJ u rn . in sta lh- d , whi ch w as composed o f the fo l0. E Li nco ln , C o llege \'i c \\' . lo v\,in g m e m be r s: Ot·en Li ncoln, p r esident ; Elm e r C h r i,.:te n se n, C t·:ti g. L. W. Oi r·k s, Yiee -p residen t; I ose ph Go ld· Ma b el Bank s, 'W a u sa. stein, !'ecr c tary; C. J. Skinner, treasurer; j o hn lha niga n , F a ll C i ty . W . E . ButTell , se r geant-at-a n n!<; J. E . Nega ti ve M oq;:-a n , Cl'it ic. .J. n. M cMi ll en . F ;trm sfm·rl . IVTn.


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" An y s u pe rin te n dent rll" pri n cip:tl \\" h o loo ked fo t· high ~c h oo l tcac.: h l· t·,.: 11 1 ~cp­ Published by the State Norma l School tcmh e r m u st h rt\'C hecn imp r c,..,..L.d \\"ilh the s h o rtn <·ss o f the v isah k s up p ly. T h i,.; is cspc.:ia ll v noti:.:n h k in the c: 1,..t: o t" ltt e tt. Subscription 75 cents per year. Single copy lO cents The t·caso n i s n ot f.t r t o St'l'k . Fe >t· in Advert~ ing rates furnished on a pplication s t a nce. in n cc t·tni n ho li tll \' c l;t,.;,.: o f ,..c n io r ..; :t t t he L" ni\·c r ~ i ty of !\ li c hi g<~ ll , Lh l'l"l' ;t r l' E uLc red u.t r hr Postofti c<: aL Pc t·u. Nctn·aslm. " ~ t w <:n l y nin e m e n . T wen ty :<e \·c n o f' t hem second •· I a,~ mat r<· r· w ill e nt e r t he fo rc,.;t r y ,..n·v icc on g t·rtclllEDITORIA L STAFF ll t io n , a t n n in i t ia l sn la r y of$ 1 .<Hl0 n yc:t t' L ENA M. FR E I DAY, ' 10 Ed ito r-in-C hit>f. a •11l l·x pcn ses, whi le n ot o n e m :r n gT :td n· ARTHUR Gu .a ERT, ' 10 Associate Ed it o r ales fr·u m t he Uni Yc t·s ity th is yc;•r· l'XJil'l' t D. H . Wtm ER, '1 0 - U u~ in ess .\1 :-. nage r i ng to teac h h in log:-• or p hy:< io ;.:T;Ip h y. S ~.: vc rn l lll l' n eq u a ll y \\'e ll lt·n i ne d who ex A ssistant Edirors peel t o tea c h ncx l _:.'l'<t t" s11i d t ltL'_\' h n pccl CECE LIA Wr: tiRS, ' 10 Literary to hl'gin 11 t $ 800 . ow. \\" h ,. :< h o1 tl rl :t ] ATTI E HE NDRI C K S , ' 1 1 l~<· li g i o u s mn n w ho is willi ng t o t ake u p t ht• rtt ""L CLIF FORD H E.S DR!CK S, 'OG Al u mn i i mport a nt a n d rn uch n ec< kd .,,·o t·k o f RussEL EiT E W AR T, ' U At h k ti c F RANCES \\.I L!. A RD BLAK E l.oca l teachi n g he ca lk.! u p •tn t o rl o t; :t l l' $~ 0 0 :t "'I"ARRO E. TYLER, '1 0 E xeha n ec yt•ar to t he co mmun i t ,. i n \\" h :c h h e ,,. .,t·b.? FRANK E r.t.E.S OI::RGER, ' 13 C lass [,.. it no t a bo u t t i m e thn t t he :<c hn o l din·c0 1'AL R ICE, · C:luh<> t o r s nft hc sta t e lwg in to supp n n t h .. ir sch oo ls, in s t ead o f n ·q ui t·ing t h e t c :1c hl' r s Board of Ma nagers t o s h o ul de r a la r g c t• p :t rt or t he t•x p e n ,_;e F acul ty F. M. Gregg t h a n the he avi es t ra x p~-t_,·e t· in t h e d i s t r ic t ? ()Jarey Nielson ' 1 0 Senio r C la!'S I s n ' t i t ah o u t t i m e tlw t t he c iti es huild Jattic H Cll(l ricks, ' I I J u ni o r C la!'s Clara Stark T rai ner-Specia l C la!'s (I \ V Jl t heir own b ui ldi ng s a nn mu k -:: Sop ho mo re C l a~s im p r O\'e m c n t!' , inst<·a cl o f w i t lt ltnldi ng Dora Kaffenberger, 'I .:I Fres h man C la ss twenty fiv e pe r ce n t t> f t h t· t L·: rt·hc n :' ,.::1 !Arthu r c;i Jbert. TO P hi loma thcan Society a t·ics l o cl o i t w i t h ? T h e r e w"'"' a ti n tc Ralph Jackson, ' 10 Everett Society w hen t he c r ea m o f eac h ye ar' s g r :1rl11 :1t in .!..!· Ba rbara Cardwi ll, '10 D ramatic Club Francis Gilbert, ' 10 A t hen ian S 1ciet y cl n ~sL'S b<>c~:~ m e l e<~ c..:htT!' ;1s ~~ m at t e r o t" Arnold Kueon ing-. ' 1 0 C ict-ro nin n Society co urse. T h at t im e i:< p :1s t . {' nl t",..S nn r Isabelle Gabus, '10 C ha ir ma n \'. \\'.C. A. · b nn rd s n f erlu c a t io n :=1 nrl ou t· p eo ple.: in Joseph Goldstein Y. :vt. C. A. ge ne n tl r ea li ze t hi s c lt rt ll gt' , Hnrl meet i t Agnes Van Oriel, ' 10 :-1. C. C. A. wi t h a n ~-trh· a nce in \\"::t gcs C..:<J ll1111t·n :<u r n t e J. 8. Denni:;. '1 0 Biologica l Associa l io n w ilh t he impn)\·ed i nd u s tri a l cn u d it in n s Show your sc hool sp iri t a nd help u s ::~ nd the a dvan..:c cl e C> s t o f Ji,· in g , we s h HII boost th e snhscriptio n list o f th e ro rm a l- soo n h nvc in o ur ~e lt on l s, 11 s n ntl l'. on ly ite. The la r get· t he subscrip t io n lis t the the c u ll s. t he m isfi ts a n d k ft· O\"t'l's. T enc..: h better t he pa per. 5o m c m ay thi nk th a t c r s s h ou ld lt:t ve :=1 s iHIJ'l' in t he g o ll l' J' Hl p r·o ,..of Education


TilE :\OR:\1.-\LITE pcrity t lwt tht• sl'11c"'l" h:l\'t' cn·:Jtt•d. and w e h ope th:n it will I n· t 't·:tli ~t·cl 111 tina.· . Sv wr i t~ s n :<upc·t·intcnrknt in a n-et·nt i:<!; U C of t he" :\ I ichig:tn ~choolm : J,-tt• t· ... :\nrl i f pay is so in a cl nt'' a t c fo 1· t h t' nn·n . h n w n1u c h p onnT still i-. it f•>r t h e woJll:ln~

..-~. Th e m e n: su .~ .~t· ,..ti"n th:lL l'rcsidt•nt Crabt ree' s pn,-iti clJI w:1..: in d:lll)!tT {':Ju:<cd [\sto rm of in diJ.,:u:ctinn among st·n·n hunrlH.: rl Students . J' n·~iclent C l·:tl,t·t·n· IS :1 pcrsn n :d fri,·nd o f ,·n·ry ..: tuclt- n t. I k is ll l'\Tr t oo hu:<y tn ht· ' p an\· :<llHknt wh n )!<It'!' t o his olli cc:. I k is f:,it· to all. :d w :l _\:< c·n co ura;.:in;.:- ~tltrl l' nt ent<Tt •r·i,_,.,., :111'1 in r<:tur·n h e hn,- tlw ,·nt hu,.;i:J:<t it· .t!n od wi ll o f t'\' t r·y gr·a duntt· whn hn..: .t! •lllt: Ol tt duri ng t ht· past fin· .n·a r·,.;. Th t· ,..tudcnts \\Trt· .:.::n::ttly ple:t:<t·rl th:Jt tlw ,..uggc:<ti o n of r·c nul\·:tl rt·..:ultt·d in nothing n Hlrt· th:111 :1 l'lllltor.

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p ortfutce in the sch nol and !<uch results folln w :1" m a \· best be illustrated by this pot'nt: ·'Some Hu<knls their ,-acations take .\ h h u ugh till~." think it rash. Cnnvinccll without their guiding hand Tlw ,:chool willf!;O to s mash. O n t heir return they then tind o ut . Though not wi\11 unmixcd j oy. Thnt thing,.; have all been finely nm. Hy jn::l ;.o nre co m mon boy. The ,:amt· :-111·pri::c nwaits us nil \\'It o run t his little sphere. Bu wed clown with gntvc ancl heavy care Of h.l;.,:ing fat· and ne::: r, There',.; not hinj:! that will jolt us so l'pon the fan her s ho r·c A,: lin<ling n ul the w o rld we left I,: nrnning a,: before." ,

.. , will spe:t kill of n o man, n ot e\·c n in of tru th: but nlth er exc:ust.: the f:t~~ lt,; I he:tr charger! upo n ot h ers. a nd IIJH•n prope r· Ot't'tl!'ion ,: peak all t he go o d [ ln1 o w of C.: \'l't·y horly.'' A n •t•t nt \'t ,.. I L <~r t o <>ttt· :<choolm:1 d c tht• llow wdl might we nppl y t h t·se few fittin g oh~c r \': Jti o n t h at a l:tq!t' pt·rTt' nt wonl~ o f He n,i n min Frank lin to our own of the :<turlcnt,.; in the :\onn:d :<cc: m cd to lw lw h a\'io t' in o ur sch ool life ,. a nd in s o doca r·r·yi n g llH>re wor·k th 1111 t he y could :<uc.:ing mak e Tt ot o nly ourselves h appy, h ut cc:ssfull y do . tic: might :tl,.;o hnn• nrlc kd lltost· with wh o m we a re so closely as:snth:tt :J'i lnt·.!..!l' a pt·tTent an· .,,. : Jttem p t to e!atrd . rn·qnently in 0 1\J'clas:s o rgani7.:lh e :1c:t in · mcmllc'l':< in ne:t r ly c\'cn· sdH>o l ticll>!:'. soc it'lics. o r c.:lubs, the1·e a rise dilft-rorgn ui z:1 t ion . of opini ons a m ong diflcrent me mcm·c,; This L'O mtllcnt wa:< n nt m eant to c J·i t.ihen' nf thc!;C oq!a ni w.tio n s, .which certa incisc t h e l't u rlc: n t who m:1 k c,.; the h t"' l o f ly is juslitinble. E\'ery mcrnhcr has a his !'chon! o p pn r:tuni t it· :< or· t h e o n e who t· i .~ h t to expre:<!' himself 1ipon a ny qu es:).!Ill' S in for· Cl lltsicJc: wodc f11r is n ot the ti o n that may nrisc in thi!' meeting, as st a tt·mcnt of ont· of o1tr· ow n f :1ctd t y t rut· lc lJI _g a s h e is n ot tt-c spa!'s: in.~ upon t he that " ht· who is :1 good ' mi xe1·' i,.: \\T:t llilirigh t.:< or ot htT!'. Bnt o ftr n t im es o n act·r th a u h e: who is r·ic:h in suhjt·ct matter·" enunt of the lac k o f kn owkrlgl! of a ques"'"' \\' ht·tT l'< lll \\'(' It•;) I ' ll lIt i,: :lt't or Ill i ;\iII)! t inn . the \\T O ll,!.( im prcs!' io n IS somttimes ifnol l1y p:1rtnkir1g in such :~t· L ions . Hut rec:ti\·e<.J, n n d tht·n pe d1 aps it may ::~ris" il'L n,.; II "<' d i,.;c n : tion i n the m atttT a nd tel tti OIT t han a m atter o f d ifference o f d1110~c suc h Ollt:<id e w .. rk fr·om which \\'t' opini o n . :\ow in o rd er to preven t a rupc:tn rll'rin· tlw mo!<l h~·nefit nnrl pll'a~ttn• . tn rT in t h e o rga ni zat io n , it n ecessa ri ly l>eTIH'n go into it to 11htnin the mns t P ""· hoo,· cs 11s to l; et· p down our pr·ide or o ur !'ihlt- good. not onh· ll\· o h scn·at inn hnt own pt• t·,:ona l in terc!'l <J n d work for the lt., . t':11·n e-.: t work . ThtTC is <1 l wa \'S t h e iuten~sts of all co nce rn ed. Yes, speak ill cl:~ngrr , too. that l'X('l'"><in~ clu h work 111:1,\' n fn n 111:111 , n nt t' \'l'n in H m attlT of t ruth: It-ad t h!.' s tuclc:nt tn ovt·t· t':<tim:1te hi !' im n l :ttL~·r


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hu t r a the r excuse t he fa u lts w e h a ve cha rged upo n him .

' 'T he St ate of M a ine h as, w ith a s ingle exception , been co n tinu o usly n ·p rcsc n tl'd in co ng ress by men o f t he fi rs t ra nk s o f int elligence a nd a bility," said th e H o n . Cha mp Cl ~rk in his lect ure here so m e weeks ago. The case is on ly o ne o f m a ny t ha t could be cit ed t o s ho w t h a t th e sm a ller co m m uni t y pro d uces a la rge r p1·oport io n o f g rea t men th a n th egreaten· o m munity. T he ho pelessness o f achi e veml·n t · in t he la rge r ma ss tend s to s upp ress a n d to sta mp o u t in di vidua lity. "Co m pa re g re&t ho m ogeneo us aggrega ti o n s in t hi s line," says Ross in h is Socia l Psych o logy. "such as Egy pt , Chin a , 1-'c r~ i a, Baby lo n , I n dia, w i t h t he diminutiv e co mmunitit:s o f Jyd ea, Greece, t he Ne t heT-la nd !<, Scot l.a n d , a nd S wi tzerhmd. " T hi s co n t ras t ho ld s no t o nly with n a ti on s a nd co mm o n wea l t hs . bu t a p pea rs in h·sser co mm u n it ies as well. Inter esti ng lig h t o n t his q uestion cou ld co me fro m a ta bulat io n of t he g reat n ames fr o m lit t le Da r tmou t h as com pared w it h hig H arva 1~d a nd An n Al·· bo r . Statistics w ill cer t a inl y sh o w th at the sma ller college is better adapted t o brin g out the bes t t here is in one d uring one's 'teens t ha n ca n t he la 1·ge r u n i\·ers it ies. Both psychology an d biogr aphy point em pha ti ca lly t o t he fac t t ha t an ideal ed ucational p rogra m fitted t o o ur day includes a course in t he ho me hig h sch ool, then a sm a ller college o r n o r m a l school, and fina lly t he un ivet·sity, eac h adapting itself to yout h 's ex pa ndi ng powers. .;!.

W ouldn't It Look Funny To See Mr. Mo rgan lettin g so m eo ne get a '· bi gger hump" on themsel ve:- t ha n he, again ? Miss Wehrs not in t he "squelc hing' ' ac t ? Miss Evans w i thout Redfe rn and Miss Wachtel with out Dill?

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Public Opinion II

It is t obe co m m c n rlcd t h :t t f> 1·. ll ou~e tries so rd ig ious ly to cn mrn c· JH:c c lt np:-1 exe rc ist·s pn> mp t ly .-.\loll iL· Sttd id,. Do vo u li l'e the h a r m" n y \··lwn th l' ll':t rle1· sings ·'sUtnza fi,·c' in c· h n p e l cx crTi ~c·s w hi le t he st h !,ol sin g "s t<t nr.a lwo?"- l k lia T a rt se h . Th ere Sl'C m ~ to be a n· ry c losL· r•·l: t t i<>n b etween pos ts a nd h :t t s in d r~ss r~>nm s . Nei t her can be co n \· en ic·•Jt Iy J't·ln o \'l' d · · - Elizabe th C uJTy . Do n't \'OU e n jo v t he li bn\ J·y t·x pc·ri l' ll t'L' o f find in~ a b o o k -ly ing ust·le:-,.: o n t lt L· t :• h ie w he n an v nu m bc1· o f )' 0111' Jl iTc in u ,.; m n· m e. ts ln~v e bee n s pe n t seart·h ing indl'x, . · ? S I ~e ct i o 11 ;.tnd rctu 1·n ,.: h l' lves f n r t t . - . ar: t l Ca n field. A roo m to J· eve r y cl:t ~s [lll cl t• \·t· J·y el:t ss iT~ i t s ro o m . I s P u b li c Sch o o l i'vl usic : t cl a ,.:s ~ - E st he r Eva n s. Ou r pet s t expe ri ences , li ke t h e. p n m · , " ·e h a ve a l ways w i t h us--:-o n so m e o f o u r cl: ts::'rCJ o m hla c l< boa rds. - Wi ni fl·ecl P er k in s . P re:-i den t H :td ley of V;:d e Un iv e T·:-i t y J'L'centl v mad e t h is s tntc ment : " T n k e t i m l' to t h in !;. I t cos t ~ self deni :tl t o t hin k. T h l' m a n w h o sees \ V h d, t J1 e i s rf o in ,...,a avn irl s m a ny easy a nd pkasa nt pa t hs w hich . 1 d . IJ e ~ 1 ·o;;,.;u m cs bunll'. n s o pen t o t1e I hi 11 w he rt· oth ers ;.tJ'<' ;.tll o wcd ~o sleep CJ tl ll t lv ." At the cl ose of ea ch d ny 's w o r k. a brief pe ri o d of t ime s h o u ld he u ~ ed in J'C. . g t I1 (' p rogre S ,.'' 111 •r 1 cJ e • I t s h o u ld h e VJCW II1

lll'l:

n o ted w here mi s ta kes h :t ,·e bee n ma de and h ow th"y ca n bs n· mc d ied .. Rec;.tl l t h e r ichest th o ug ht of t he d rt y , th m k ab o u t i t 11 nd tr v a nd enlarge th e scope o f y o 11 1· knO \'v l~dge. The lead e r o f m en ht·c~ m es . a lea der n ot by le tt in g so m e o n e t h 1n k lor him bu t by t hin l<in g fo r hi m ~e lf. W ha t w ill yo u be. n fo ll o we r o r a lcnrlcr?- D. W. We ber.

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A g n~n l d..:al ha,.. lJ..:~·n ,..aid c<>necr111ng wom:t ll n n cl h..:t· .. ,..phu·..:." In fan ,.;o n lllch. th:ll girls wh o entt·t· enlk;!<' hl·,-itaH' t o tnke p:tt't in g id s :t\ h kt ie,.. fur f~· ;~ r that in so doing thL·y :11· ~· nv~· t· :'tcpping the b o unds of pt·oprit·ty Thi,- i,- ~·,.;pt·c ially tru e among a gn·at m :tny g id ,- in n o nn a l ~c ho n\,.; who ex p ec t to h..: tl·achl·r,.; ancl ,-o fc l'i tlwt thi s i:< ~·nti t ·clv ti n t o f tht·ir lint• of work . Hc.y,.;' athh:ti..::< :al\\' :ty:< lind a pro mint·nt pla ce in e\·t·t·y sdtoo l :111 d \\'11\· not girb' athll'ties? Do \\'<.:get tn ort· t'X<.:n·i,o..: th:111 th<.: hoy:< o r is it n ot so n ~· c~·:<:<ary th:tt \\'l' cl<.:\'t• lnp phy"i l·:t lh, en· nt·..: \\'<.:in thl· mill< lt' it y :tllcl tllll:'t ,.,tfrer from 1 hi,- f:t<.:t ? I firmly hdi t• \'l' th:~t n " ,!..!id c tn :dl'o~nl t •> ;.:-o thro ugh coli<·.!.!<' \\'ithnut h :l\·ing h:tcltr :~ iniug in athkti c,o n n nl :ttt c r \\'h:tt ,.; h e c x p ee t" t o d ., : 111 d t h a t : 111 y t hi n .!.! which'" fcH· thl' d cn·ltlptnt•nt of th<· indi v idual either ph y:< :l·:tllv ot· tn l· nt;ally i:- not out of place nt· unrdin t·cl. · So, gid,- kt us :<u pport :111rl \\' O d; tor 0 11 r a th kt ic:- a ncl in fad ,- t and 11 p for a// good eh·an a thlct il':' in the sc hooi.-Cn·cl ia Wch t·,.;. Student:< of the l'\t~r1 nal are n \\'n t·c that whi le l't"Csicknt C t·:th tree ha s h el' n plan· ning great ed u cnt ion:al t110\'<'ll1ent" fot· the :<t:lte and nation h e h:1 s wn 1·kcd 0 11t many of the sp lendid t hin g;: which P(•rtt :<tu dt·nl s, th 1nks to hi ,- censele~s dl'n t·t ;111rl l' llet·gy . now e nj oy. ll e is pt· t·hnp:< t h e bu sie:< t 111 an on th e ca m pu" y c t n c \'<·r too busy to ht:lp some stufknt cntcqJ t·i,-t· or spc"k a k ind word t o some di ,.;co u t·:,gecl student. President c,·ahncc h : t ~ helped the Christain <t~so e ia tion>: plan th eir wo1·k, ha s cnccntt·Hgc rl the litnary a nd d e bating clubs, has ~to )rl fo r w h o leso me ath let ics of all kinds o nly n •qui1 ing that they be c;ttTied on by st u d e nt:< nf good sta nding. He ha s l'ncouragcrl a ll hel p ful tit urknt activ ities by his ki n dly aid an d in terest. 1-1 (.' ha s ht·t·n tirc less in hi s effo1·ts

tO kl•ep the m orn] sta ndard of the school and town t he very be - t and h as s ucceeded in surroumlin;r the st uden ts with a m o ral attnosph<·rc whic h m al;cs fu r genuine L'ltar:tc tcr . 1\y his kt' Cn perso nnl interest in c:tdl student, hi:< s uperb ~o: xample, a nd his a<·t i ,..... l'nco u ragcmc u t o f C\·ery t hing t h :lt tcn rls to m :tk e st 11cknt life n obler a nd purer h e ha:< \\'O n the enduring res pect a nd l on~ of :d l who ha \' C come un der his gent t·nu:< in flut· nce. E,·erY stude nt o f the :\o nn al fed:< t h nt Pn:;:idcnt C r ab tree is his pcr:<onal fri e nd - .J oy E. hl nrgn n .

*Ubinam Gentium Sum. \\'c get Lati n at the l'ni, :\ ncl l.n tin at Pen1. \\'e g-c.:.t l.a•in at old KeanH'y, And F,·cmont no rmal. too. \\' c gel a c:-~ demi c 1. :-~t in, .-\ nd hi!!h school Latin d ope. \\'e h n ,·c c-:wghL the Latin feve r, In Latin do we grope. \\' c get li:d in Latin food-stuffs, .-\n rl soot hed with L:1tin pills.

W e get Lat in ft·om the doctorsAd ,·icc fn r La t in ills. Latin "jnnk'' is fnrced upon us In m:-tking Latin laws. 1. :kc pige o n ~ open we our mo nth s To fill o ur Lat in cr aws. V\' ith fon1· years o f high sch ool Lntin :\nd L;ni Lat in tht·ce, W e r11·c growing Latin crazy, As ' 'batty'' as c:-~ n he. W e get Latin from o ur " po nies," A truly La t i11 mess: La t 111 h inder~ a ll our plcasurer, "Cut it o ut" or g iven;; less. +NON T Ul NEGOTll. • - \V here in the w orld arr we?

t - Xon<' of yo11 r

hus in e~s.

Kink!>-'' Do you m ean t o s a y you h ave the anvnntngc of a colleg e cducHt ion?'' I31inlcs-··Yes.'' K ink s-"Dut yo u n eve r went to college ." Blink s-' ' No m a tte•·: my wife did ."


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t endcd the conl'f•n t io :l at ~ a s l11· ill e . T e nn . in 1906 , ga l' <: u s a ,·ct·y in s pit ing ta l k, cau!:' in g u s to h ave a d i lli.: rc n t altitude t owu rei missio n s.

N. C. C A .

ROLLA T. FOSl'\OT.

Face the work o f evet·y d ::ty with t he in· Aut>n..:e o f a few th o ug b t ful. qui et m o m e nt ~ with your ow n hea rt a nd God. Do n ot mee t oth er people , eve n th ose o f y o ur ow n ho me, until you h ave firs t m e t th e g reat Guest a nd ho n o red Co mpan io n , o f yo ur life. Jesu~ Christ. Mee t htm a lo n e . Mee t him regul a rly. Meet him w it h his opcn book of co un !'el befo re y ou , a nd face tb t: regula r a nd irregu la r duties o f e<Jch d ay wit h tb e influence of his perso n a li ty, d d initely controllin g you r ever y 'tCl.-J o hn Timo th y Stone. Vu r new song b nok~ ;:~rc here and ndrl very mu ch t o the interest s h• >w n in o ur meetings es pec ia ll y our no<m·d<~y pr;~_ver meetings w hich now s~c m to be mu c h bl·tter a ttend ed. Mr. Sloat led our meeting on Nove mber 14. readi ng to us. a nrl commc•n t in g upon , " The :\!laster of t he Inn ," by Robert H errick. The ma~ter o f th is inn re veal~ t o us a li fe of un selfis hness and self-sacrifice. It al so teaches us to d o goud t o t h ose w ho have wronged us. Th is meeti ng w as we ll attended, a nd very interes ting. "Our Studen t Volunteer Conve nt io n l<ally " was held un der the nu spices o f the Y M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A . in M a nd E. H al l. on No Yem be:· 2 1. l'lltis~ Ely t·e;Hi Psl'llm 96, as t he script ure l es~o n . Mi!'::; .Paine sang a solo which w a s vt•ry effec ti ve in getting the audie nce in the t·ight Att itude to receive the a ddn•!'s. Mr iVIq rga n told u~ somet hi ng of the tn C'an in g of t he "Stude nt Volunteer i\1., vC'ment." M t·. Raymond E. Kenny , genera l SCC' reU1ry for the Y. M. C A. at l'ni1·ers ity Pl ace, ~e­ b raska , gave us a ta ll< in rega rd to the movement and the need o f missio nAr ies in the foreign field . Miss Ch r isten , w h o at-

.\ r,:o.;;; \' .\ :-o: DH IEI.

During t he vacat io n t hct·•: \\T r c.: hut fnur o f ou r me mht- r~ w h o n::m: <in c d at l 'c.: nt . Th ese pcopl<: wer e n o t fh<u nt e d J,y the f:tct that t hcv wer·c s rn:dl in n u mhl· t·, httl m <:t as u sua l-in th e res t nlll lll t'o t· dei'Ptio n ;d exe rcises. M iss La ll y gr~ ,.<.: b e t· ta l k on .. .\ I nnn ,:ll· t·· is m,'' Sunday. Novem h c t· 7. S he iiltt'tr:t ted bet· rem: tt·ks w ith vat·io u s pi ,·tt tn·s tiwt !' !l owed t he typt·!' rtn d ft·: tt tlf'C'!' o f diHLTl' ll t ch ur-c hes ;t n d m onasll-ric·s whic h shl· ,· i,: ited w hik in E uro pe . S h e g: t ve ll" t he ot·ig in of the nt o n <1Sle t·y, i ts p11t·po s<: : tnd it,; wo d c We ;til t<·l t th :•t this \\'<IS an l'S l>l'l'· iAI treat fo t· i t was hiJt h intc·•Tsting a nd instntc tivc•. The Boo r in out· n ·st room h :ts l n·e n r cpninted and othe r imp rovem<·n ts wi ll l ·c Hdd e rl htter. I h is g i ves : t tn uch n e: ll e t· :tppcnrnncl' to the rn o 111 an d rnak c·s i t tllotT plca!'rtnt for t·c•st a n d ,;tur~ y. The m e mhe r·s of the~ - C C. A and their ft·iends met nn Thrtnksgi l'ing e ve nin g t o e nj oy a sho t·t p t·ognt m !' ngges ti1·e of : lt c rlnv . St'v era l m u sica l nLJrnbcrs and re n d in 0;s w ere g in·n a n d the final ti::t t ttre of th e <~ "B:t '" lll·i<Jt··~~ 1'-'l'l'l r ie-' ' in evenin g w a s .. wh ich hi ;; o ld swt:l't h ca n s a (l )ll':l t·ed in a p Hnt n mim c.

Ont· n ew bnu l<s hrtve <~n · i n· rl a nd \\'C will bC'<>in n u r w<n k at onl'e. An :t rh ·anced f"o st url v n f C hri :-: tian rl oet t·i ne w i! l h C' pursm·rl as ~~·ell ns a co n t inuati o n of ot tr 1\'Cl' kl y n: ports.

Y. W . C A E Ll 7.A IIE'I'It E\'EJ<.-;<1:-o: .

The o nl y j e wt·l ynu ca n ea rTy l tc·l· ond t iH• is w i~ dn m . -L;111gfnnl.

g r~tve

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bY

ll a w W<: no t :Ill. a •nid li t·.... ·,_ pet ty >'trifc. Some pure irl l':, l " ' a nol •k r li fe. ' h at once ~ ...·,·n t,·d l' " ''i h k~ " \\'.:It a,·,·. ;tnd

y~..·t

We lost i t in th..: <hil\' jat· and fret. And no w li,·..: idle in a ,·aiu l'<'!.!'l'l' l: Rut st ill out· p l:'lcc is kqn. and it will w:t i t, Read,v fo t· u s to fill it. ""'"1 ot· Ia tc . ~'>st ar is l'\'Ct' ln ~l "''' nnt:,· Ita ,.e :'c.:n : \\'e a lways m a y he w h at\\' <.: llli '-.!;ht h :t \'C hccn. :\(klaidc l ' roc t ..:r.

O n No \·e ,nhc r 1 -l·. t in· us ual orde r o f o'ervice in Y. \\' . \Y rts !'0111<'\\' h :n dt:tng~d to perm it o f a pr ogr·; un whil.'lt hn>ugln m uc h e nj oy m e nt to <ll l. T he k~son thnught wa s b asl'd o n ~5A·5. · :\n .\ i m in E,·cry Life, " a nd t h e !cade t·, :\ I iss E n:rso n. ga ve u s a ht·ic fr cv icw of \' att (),· ];~'s h c:llttiful story " 'l h e Ot h c t· \\'i s c :\!an ." S he dit·ccte d the th o u g h t o f h t..•t· h c: t'n.T s t o t h ose points w hi c h p a ni c u lal'ly illu,.; tt·ated h e r th e m e, a nd as a fi t t in g clo,.;c to the t·ca d in g Mn;. B r o \\'nell sang " I am a Pi l-

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\\.here ai: it h a s plcaseo ou r Hea venly f' aLi~<· t· to cn ll to hi s h o me the mother of

:\li'" Corn ll o w art h, be it the refo re. 1-\<·soh·eo that \\'c the member·s of the Y. \\' . C . .-\ . c~tc nd to h..:r and the m e mber s of hl'l' famil~· o urd cep..:stand h e~tn fe lt~ym­ pathy, and cnm m cn rl th e m,fo rconsol a ti o n t r. him who sH id :' I will not lca Ye you comfo rt lt::::s · '. R csoh ·cd that a copy of these r eso lutio ns h e se n t to i\li;;s H o ward, a nd a lso a copy be p u b li;;ht:d in the :\o rmalite. C o mmi ttee , HATT IE HJ': l! KKE, BL.\ ;>; CH E i'vJ cC.\ R'l'l'EY, JEXKIE E:o.rERY.

A Christmas Carol. J · G. llOI.l..A;>;D.

Thet·c' s a sorrg in t he a ir! Tht.!re's a star in the s ky! Th ere's a mother's deep prayer Aud a baby's lo w cry! And the sta t· rains its fi re w hile t he Bea ut ifnl sin g ,

g1·in1.''

Fm· the manger of Bethlehem cradles a king. · Th e

T h an b :gi ,·inp:

n oo n

d <t v

prny e r

m eetin g, No,·c mh r t· 2-l·, was kd bv i\i i-:s Giltner. S h e gave many exce ll ent suggesti o n s as t o t h e ''h nw" n nrl " w h y ' ' of o u r Th a nk sgi v in g. ou t· dail y t h a nk sgiY in g as well as o ur ycndy Th an k sgi·, ·in g . Th e n oo n -d ay p r ayer m eetin gs o f the Y . atteno e d but t h et·c is a l ways •·ount for mo t·e .

M. andY. W. a t·c alway s well

Vcspc t- ser v ices , Nove mber 25 was well attend e d t h e progra m was: Voluntary , Holy, H o l y, Holy .. .. . :Vli!"S \'anDriel H ymn .. ......... ........... ..... .. ......... .. Sript ure ...... .... ........ ........ .... Mi ss Delle Bolejack Praye r ...... .. .............. ........... Professo r Bt·ow nell Solo ......... ....................... .... :VIiss Ethel Wi ll ia ms Add t·ess ... ... ... ............ ......... ... .... P ro fesso r Lefler Solo: ... ..... ............. : .. .... ... ...... . Fntnk Ellenbe rger Reading, Ki piin g's Recessio nal. .. ..... .... ... .. .. M iss ;\lild red Butler Violin Solo, Hendel's L argo .. ................ : .... .. M is s L o uise Herric k Vesper Hymn .... ......... ... ....... .. .'.................... . Prayer ....... ....... ..... : ....... ..... Pt·ofcssor H endrick s

There's a tumult of joy O'er the wonderful birth, F o r the vi rgin's sweet boy Is the Lord o f t he ear th . A y ! t he s tar ra ins it s fire a nd the Beautiful sing, F~r t he mange r of Bethlehem cradles a king! In t h e lig h t of t hat star Lie the.ages impearled; And t hat song fro m a fa r H as swept over the world. Ever y hearth is _aflame, a nd the Beautiful sing In the h omes of the n ations that j esus is king. We rej o ic-e in the lig ht, And we echo t he song Tha t comes d ow n t hrough the nigh t Ft·o m t h e hea Yenly t hrong. Ay! we sh out to ~ he lovely evangel t hey bring, And we g reet in h is crad le our Saviour and K ing! [This best o f Christ ma s poems, like a ll oth e r genuine Ch r istmas literature, is b ase d on the Hebrew s t ory t o ld so A.rtistica ll y in Matt. 2: 1-11 and Luke 2: 1-20.


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Dram atic. ~ !.H .

STEP II E:-IS.

T he a c t u a l per so na lity of :-1 g t·eat actor is en la rger! a nd made mag nifice n t by th e a t mosphere o f Ernot io n .-Coffi n._ The Dr·amatic Club r egret t he loss o f t heir presiden t, M iss Isabel Gab us, who left Nove m ber 27, fo r Osceola where s he wi ll teach the rest of t he year. Miss Gabus was a n exceptio na ll y strong 5tudcnt and a very ent husiastic wo r ker in the Dnrmat ic Club. The Club w ishes her· great success in her wo rk. November 30, T he Dan ish Dra ma , King Hene's Daugh ter was given. T he cast of cha racters did splend id work . The Christmas program , given Dece mber 21, will be a Dra matization o f Dic kens, Chr istmas Car rol. A beautiful book case has been pu rch ased and placed in Mrs. Net tleton's r oo m. This is the start ing of a fi ne libary w h ich we expect to have in a few years. Alr eady we ba\·e several volumes w hich arc not to be found in the library, and ma ny copies of dr amas.

Agricultural. RUTH FERREL.

This society continues to g r ow in nu mber and in intereat. Here are a few of th e many interesting thi ngs given in ·t he semimonthly programs:-November 17, L a ntern slides on Farm An imals. Novem ber 30, by Miss Allingham t he debate-Reso lved that the sale of indirect agricu ltural pro ducts results in greater profi t to th e farm er than the sale of direc t p ro ducts. Affirm a tive: Mr. Kuennin g, M r . Smathers. Nega ti,·e: Mr. Heacock, Miss Ri ngswold. A great deal o f interest was aroused in real bird study, am ong not only t he

in :11-!ricultun:: hut :1m o ng the pup· ils of the.: mock! :,.chc > ~>l. J,y til e.: c :q' t' 'lt.: of :t ln r·g<: n:d -Lirro atl·d lo o n hy \),· ''''L'Illl· ing. The lonn h;1d b t·en injun.:cl in t he win gs o nl y an d ncterl n ntura l in 1 It t· gn·c n· h o u:;c.: aqua riu m c:ttching :1111 1 ~.:at in g fi~ h fo r· th e.: ~.:d i fication of t he.: pu pib . !\ l ore.: of s uc h live in tc r·c~t is what we: n t·ccl in n atu n: study and agricu l tun:. The t\fl'r ic ul tu r a l Ot·pa r·t ment ' " ma k ing <> I. a systcmatic campaign to secure m ac 1111e r y w hi c h is g reatly used o n t he :-\ebr:1ska farms. T he de partmen t has recl' ived a 11ew cre:.tm sepa ntlo r· h a \·ing one quar-te r· cut out, fnHn base to to p . show ing the work ing,; of cvcr·y pa ,-t.of t he rn ac lriut·. !"he h op~.: is that o u r· tt.: ;tcltcr~ may go o u t fam il iar with th t· C\·cry d :ty tools of t h eir sc h oo l p up ils :t nd p:t t ro ns. The Pcr·u In rl ust r·ia l Ex hibi t at t h e Su, tc T eac her s Assoc iatio!l, in t·h n r ge of J>rnfl'S· sor C. R. 'Necks, p r oved to h e o n e o f th_c m ust att r acti ve in the Lincoln a udi to n u m , n ot o nl y to me m be r s of thi s soc ie t y but t o the ge ne ral pu b lic. Three hun d red s tude nts visi ted t h e M onta n a ex hi bit ca r a t t h e d e p o t . No vem b e r 26. A lar·ge party o f No rm a l s tude nts attended t he Nat io n a l co rn sh o w a t Om a h a fro m Novem be r 11 to 18. The m a na g emen t ma de specia l a rra n ge m e n t s fo r· th eir· en ter tainme n t. Pro fessor Wee k t oo k th e pa r ty thru the p ackin g h o uses , s t oc k ya rd s , a nd grain m a r·k e t s .

"Beg pa rd on" sai d th e h o t el cle rk a t th e S avoy d uring S tate T eac h e rs Associn li o n , "bu t w h at is yo ur n a m e?" "Nam e!'' ec h oed indignan t Pro fesso t· Ro use who h ad just r egistered. '·Don't you see m y sig nature t here on t h e r·egister ?' ' " I do," a nswer·cd t h e clerk , en lm ly. " That is w hat a •·oused m y cu •·iosi ty. "


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Snturday. :'\on mill' I ' :.!0. tho: :'l'l'nncl t en m fr om tlu: l ' ni \'lT,..ity of :'\l·hraska went d nw 11 t o cld~·at :1t thl· hands of t he Norma b. The game bega n with :'\chrask11 kicl;ing t o Beck, n n P e1·u 's ten y n rd linl·, who r.:turned tho: oval fiftc.:n yanl" l'.:1· u, nfter trying fakes \vhidl n ·s ul ted in ln:<ses, wns fo rced to kick out fr om behind thl•i1· own gua l li m• . The l ' nivcr,..i t\· h o v:<, bei ng unable to g:1 in C01l'•!stantly. JH1 n tl·cl. By a se ri es o f cross lnn:k,: and ;;hon kick,.; the ha ll was fo n :ed in to :'\._. h,·a,.;k a ·,.. ten-it<n·y. wh ere' from the twenty y nnl lin.:. by a ,·erv clcvcd v executed p:t,.;,: ll\· lkck l ' l Ste~ens, ' · S~eve" c:tn-i<:J the ktll nn·r fo 1· the only ,..co re o f th e game . No go:t l wa s kicked . The t cnms now c hnn gcd g•)als and n.: ncwed t hl· conllict . :\ft.:r an exc hange o f pu n t s t int .: wn s c:d kd with the ball in Ne braska 's p n ss... ssin n on their 0 \\'11 fifty ya rd lin e. Scon~: Pcn1 5. l'niversity 0. P laying beg:lll, in the second half, with Peru kicking to Ncbm s ka. The e n tire second h a lf was charactc 1·ized hy forward passes, outsi de kick s nne! punting. Durin g the fore- pnr t o f the second h alf t he ball zigzagged bnck ward a nd for\\'anl across the middle o f the fidel, n e i t h e r side being able lo gain , mat c,·ially. the kickin g game was reso1·tccl by Gibso n , of t he Uni,·cn.;ity, with good res ults, bnt Beck and Gclwick 's t·e tu r n of pu n ts oiTsct this g1-cut a dvant·age. Time was c:otlled w ith t he ba ll in P eru 's possessio n on the Nc b1·ask a forty ya rd line. Score: Puu 5, Un i,·cn;ity 0.

Nebraska City-Nornwl (Second Team.. ) Tha nksgi vin g day t h e Norma l seco nd team journeyed to Nebras ka City to battle' for football hon o1·s w ith the Hi g h School team of lhat pla ce and to w ipe up the blot of a 16 to 10 d c fen t administered by th a t bunch, ea rher in the s~ason. The follow-

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iog- i,- a dcta ilcci ncconnt o f the game t:1 ken from the state dispatc hes of :'\ o ,·c mhl•r :.?6: l'l w nksgi,·ing dny . under m os t favornhlc \\' Cat her cond it io n;: anc! in the presel'l'C l'f ·t ln rr.c numbt·r o f foo tba ll cnthusi:t:<t :-:, the i'\c b r aska City H_ig h 'ch on! footba ll tc:tm triumphed OYer t he Peru ~ o r­ m al ~cc11 nd team b,· :.~sco re:: o f 1~ to 5. Bot h t.:n ms fo ught ga mely to the finish. The :'\o rnwl's lo ne score ca me as a 1·es ult of a pa:-:s, Cook to Sanders. fro m Nehraslw C it y 's tift v ya rd line while the score o f th·: city l:lrl~ .. r esulted fro m !>tcady old sl\lcfoo tball. Th ega me: -Pe ru kich·rl o ff tu ~eb raska City' 10 varcl line. :'\ o re t urn. Gilmo re fo rcr d An ril' l·son 's tn ckle fo r 5 yArds and a hn>ken hac k. Gilmore fo rced to r etire. \\'il:< n n goes a ro und righ t e nd for 3 yards before being st<•pped by :'\cilsen, break ing tht• in terferen ce a nd three ribs , O' Niel attempts t o m a ke third clo\Y n thn1 Renn cch• rs sicic of the line, no g a in. Peru seen res tbe bnll on clowns . andcrs t ries cit y's cente r and uuless complicat io ns se t in he will be able to eat cho col ate p ic by th e end cf tf1c w ee k. Wickh am hi ts rig ht t ackle for te n vards, who w as the mainstay of t h e Cit;•'s baseball t ea m. His loss will be fel t kl·cnly nex t spring. O n a fal; e play Cook is tackled be hind t h e li ne ,fo r a l oss o f fifteen yards. Johnson s t ri kes left tackle fo r a loss of four yard s a nd Uu·cc t ee th. And on a fake kick Wickham, lefL half, has his neck b ro ken. Time is taken o ut. H e resumes playing. J o hnso n goes th ru guard fo r a g::tin offivcyards ::tnd ~~l oss o f two men.C ook looses twen ty y::trds o n a de layed pass, the delay being ca u sed by a seri o us injury of Peru' s left h n lf. H.ennecker kicks out to Nebraska City's fift_y yard line. Brown returns t he ball fifty-eig h t yards I n the first scrimmage Nebraska City looses the b a ll , three men and a q u arter . The entire Peru back field go thru thc ·Ncb raska City center, who wi ll n ot return to sch ool before 19 11. P eru


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lo oses th e ba ll and in the scrimmage the referee s w a ll e1w s hi!' whis tle Fina lly with but two minutes t o pla y . th e umpin·, who hns been coac hing , call!' tim e. fo r th e Norma ls a re w ithin s triking di ~ ta n cf' o f Nebra!'ka City's goal. F ina l sc hore 12 - 5. H astings.-Peru. The No rma l aggn·ga tion o f "P ig~ l<in C ha sers " cl osed a mos t !'ucccssful season on ''Turkey day" by defea ting t he H a!'tings College team 6 t o 0 . Captain Stewa r t w o n th e t o ss a nd chose t o defen d the wes t g oal. Has lings kicked t o Peru . Beck ret urn ed the kic k fi ft een ya r ds, but being un a ble t o pierce t he heavy line of the oppo ne nts, he a tte mpted a qu a rterback run aro und rig h t e nd hut w as thro wn fo r a loss of l en yards. Peru was now fo rced t o ltick fro m be hind her g oal line. H as ting!', b y clever trick pla ys , ca rried the b all to th e Norm a l's t we ntylive yard line, w here Peru brat:ed and hrld for down a nd upon o bta ining t he ba ll she gra du ally forced her oppo nen ts back . t o the center of th e field , wh ere H as tin gs w as forced to pun t again , but by the s am e t a ctics, pl aced the ba ll o n the No rm a l's fi ve ya rd li ne a nd on the t hird dow n w ith but to ur ya rd s t o g o tried an o ns ide kid• w hich was caught by Beck, a nd , a ided by excellent inter fe rence, o n t he pa rt of his team-ma tes, m ade a sensatio na l r un o f ni nety-fi ve yards, pl acing the ba ll on Hasting's se ven ya rd line where, in a res ponse to 34-3-6-7-11-49-71 .. Rdia ble Bill" Gilmore, with ha lf o f t he H as tings tea m cli nging to him, plu nged a cros s t he goa l line an d plan ted the ball squ a rel y between the goal posts. Beck kicl<t·d an easy g o a l. T he teams no w cha ng td goals a nd th e conflict was renewed w ith Peru recei ving t he l<ick, w hich was returned t w en ty yards by Gilmore. By tackle smashes a nd line plays the ball was grad uall y forced to the center o f t he field w here Peru w as fo rced to punt. Neither side being a ble t o gain ground consistently, the kicking

ga me was resorted to . T he f:t~L \\"ot·k o f th e No rm a l end,., pt·e,Tnt~:cl the l l : t~·:ti n gs "bac k ~ fro m m :1king ~uh-<l: t ntia l n: t tlt·n s a nd t ime w:ls ca lled w i d t the lJ: Ill in l' ~:r u 's · p ossessio n 0 11 H ast ing,.; th it·ty-fi ,·e y aJ"(( 1i ne. A t the beginni n g o f the ~cc•nH l ha lf hnl h t ea ms e n te red th e co n t es t w ith •·l· n cwcd \' igor, eac h d et~·r min e d n ot Lo lca\·c t h e fidd until th ey p o~se~sc d th e ~c: llps o f t hcit· o ppo m· nls . fl ast in gs :tg:tin ki cked t o Pe ru wh o m a d e a good n :t tll·n. T h e· No rnwl imm ed iately n·nt·w~· d th <.: kic hing ga n1 e, pun l in g on fi t·sL d own a nd g •·:td ua lly fo rcing th e ba ll into H ;t,.; ti ng..; ten-it orv where th e pl ay ing co n t inu ed fo t· th e r cm ;a in dcr of th e ga m e. Ti mt· w a:; ca lkd w it h the Ga ll o n 1-l al' tin gs tw <: nt ~· ya rd lin e in th e p ossessio n o f th <: i'\o t·t11 a l. Sco r e P e ru 6 , U nslings 0 .

Bec k, th e ma11 agc r of lh e b o y ' ~ bn s l<ct ba ll , h a s a r ra nged th e bes t sc h cdll lc e ve t· played at t h e No nnal. Ga m es w ill be pl a y ed wit h Wes kyan, Cotne r, M icl land , T a b o r, Tm-ki o , L inco ln Y. M . C. A., a nd p erhaps Ke a rn ey.

The foll o win g circ ul a r lette r I S being se nt o ut b y Prcsid <: nt Crahtt·ee t o a ll State Supedntcn d . nls and t o a ll hig h sc ho o ls, n o rm a ls a nd u ni vct·si l ies o f Ncbr a~ ka:

Neb ., N o,·. 30, 1 909. hig h sc h oo ls . n o t·m a l sch o ols and co lleges o f t h e s tate a r c a ll anx ious for fu,·th e t· c h a n ges in t h e ga me offoot ball. The numbe r o f death s resulting from fo o tball injuries du ri n g t he season is appa lling a nd certain ly ju stifies t he press in d enoun cing the game as a college s por t unl ess i t s d ::tn gc t· o u s fca Lures ca n be grea tly r ecluccd. The press h as d o ne i ts par t in presenting fac t s t o th e pu b lic a nd in c rea ti n g a g~n era l sen time nt in favo r of footb a ll r efo rm . If edu ca t io n a l -P ER U ,

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TilE :\01<:\1:\LITE il1 ;til ut io l1 !' will rJ,, thl·i r p;1rt it o ught to be pos ·iblc t o infln e n te :1. rc,· i..;i o n of the ··ulcs fnr n l'Xt y ea r s ' pl:1ying Bu t we mu s t in some wny t·cach th e l'n mmittee whi ch ha<; the :tutho t·ity t o m : d~e chang~.·s . Let. us do i l 110 w. L o.:t u s st ri kl' while the iron is hot and al l strik e :tt tlt l' sa me time. Ou r stale C11in·rsity is in :1. p o ,.ition t o ha ve in fluence with this cent ral cnutmittc.:e. So t he puqJosc of this lctt~.· r is to suggt·st that eycry eo llq.:c.: ::tnd u o rm n l sehnol president ;111cl e Ycr·y city supet·intcnj]ent write C hancl'llot· Samttl'l .-\ H· r y at once a u thorizi ng t h e l'ni,· ..·n::i t y to n •preSC't1t t heir in s t it ut io n , so t h :lt the l 'ni,·crsity may not only Yoice h c t· own wishc:s but a lso t he urgent de s ire of ::t. ll educ::t tiona l ins tutulion s in t h e sln te. T he L' ni ,·er sity Co mmi ttee is d(·scn ·ing of much of th e c red i t fur cha nges made in the ntles th t·c:e yean; ago. Permit the fut·t hlT sugge:::t ion t lw t l ate r 0 11 yo ur ath lt·ti c hoanl, couches and footba ll p layers ma l<c sugg~.· s ti o m: o f changes in deta il a nd send to t h e Cn i ,·et·sity C omm ittee. B ut first of a ll let u s wri t e t he Cha11 cel101·, so the U uiv ct·sity c:111 s t art the ball to r o lling a t o nce. The U ni versity is not soliciting the aut h o rit y o f the ot h e t· institu t io n s. so th at we can more c heerfully cxtrnd t he h o nor t o her. Ve ry t r uly. ]. W.

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Wouldn't It Look Funny To See Profcsso •· Dclzel t eac hing a class with his feet o n th e fl oor? The Zoological class \vith their lesso n prepa red? Me T y le r approach ing the d o rmit ory? Mr . Steven s with o ut his k o d a k ? Miss K reb s if th c •·e wer e no Seniors? Mr. Bostder presiding at a m eeting ? Prosessor Ove rh o lt t a kin g up c hapel record s w i t h out his watc h c h a in ? Mr. S kinner confu sin g Miss Va n Oriel w ith M iss Wester t oo?

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The exchange dep a r t m ent of t h e Normali te ackn o wledges the r ecei pt of the followin .~ publicatio ns t hu s f:-tr:Pu rpl e and Go ld, Bellcnte, Nebr.; Doane Owl, C t-ctc. :-.ltbr .; \ 'ola nte. Grand I sla nrl , ;--;c br.; Ha sti ngs Collegia n . H ast ings, Nebr .; \\' cstc n1 Unio n Journa l, Le :\a a r s , I owa; Coyote,, io u x Falls , S. D.; Register , Omaha. 1\cbr .; ~pud, Alliance. Nebr.; En voy, Chadron, Ne\)1'.; Normal ch ool Index, Kirks Yi lle. i\ l o .; Industrial Schoo l Tim es, J( ca m cy. Nebr .; Un iyersity Journal, Lincoln. Ne hr. ; Booster, Chad t·on , Nebr. T h t• \\'crt C'rn Uni on J o urn a l , o f Western L'n io n Collt'ge at L c M a r s, I owa, is o ne of o ut· 11c w t').c h a nges. lt is n ea t a nd well p u blish ed, b u t in o ur opi ni on cvntains fe wcr depa l'tmcn ts devo t ed t o o rga nizations nnd college ente rpri zes than it sh o uld . T he ' ' E n,·oy'' 1s t he n ewsy publication o f the Chadron Academy. ··'My so n, you 'll find th a t it takes tact a nd ingenuity t o get a lo ng with the g irl s." "Yes, dad, a nd lots of mon ey. Could y o u let me h a \'e a five?"-Ex .

In the November number of the "Rustle r" of th e Fremont High Sch ool, special attention is called t o the adver t isers who p a tronize th e sch ool publica tio n. A lis t o f t h ese is a l ~o publis hed in th e editorial col umn. It wt uid b e a very practica l m et h o d o f demonstra ting the " b oos ting'' s pirit w hi ch is so mu ch emphasized n ow-ad ays if st udents wo uld m a ke it a point to patroni ze th e advertisers in th eir school p ape rs. Lives of foot· ball boys rem ind us, Tha t t hey fought t heir games in blood; And depart ing left behind them Half their faces in the mud.


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Z..l iss GJ::tclys Krebs' f•rthcr of Sco t ia, visited w ith her during the Nove mber vaca rion.

M csH s C larey rtnd lh·nry :'\ e il!:' o n w e nt t0 :hl·ir ho m e :t t Onnm:bnJg to n t tl·rtd t h e w edd in g of t heir brul ht-r :--!o\-elllhl'l' :-\0 .

Mrs. Claude 8\·<: rs of ftorc hcstcr·, visited her s ister Miss- Rulon, ret urning ho me Monday, November 15.

Rt·mcmbe r G. E 13c rth o lrl, t h t· ;rceomod rt ting up -to-date fl o r i ~t of :'\l'l>r:r s k:t Cit y . wh e n in need or a n yth in g- in his lin e.

Miss Nellie Aker spent Thanl<sg iving "·ith her brother who is attend ing the state agricultura l sc hool In Lin coln .

M r . ancl Mrs. \V. L . i\l<tcn mbl·r· of F:tirm ont and Mis~ K a thry n i\l org:tn of Lincoln we re the g ues ls of P r o fcsH>t' nnd M rs Wc ~: lo; fo r T ha n ksgi\'ing.

Student s, patronize ou r ::tch·ertiscrs. They a re o ur frit:nds and are helpin g us publi sh the Normalite. Visit tht' tn 'vvhen in need ot :-1nything in th eir line. ~ i ss . Bessie \V atc rm :-1 n '03, primnr~· teache r in the Omaha sc hools , sp ent Than ksgiving vacatio n wit h- her friend and former r oo mm a te, Delia Tartsch.

Miss Lillian U. Stoner a t ten ded the National Woman Sufferage Convention in Lincoln and gave a n address on "Wom a n Sufferage as Viewed b y t he Tracher of Civics."

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R<.'\' . John G . AI he r of C n t 'll:t' l ' tt i \"l'l" ~ i t y h as he~:n secured a s pcn n :ttt e n l p <t:- t t~ r of t il<" Peru C h r istinn C h urdt.

Webster Ray a form er Peru s tud ent and_ member of the '08 foo t ball team, s pent Sun day after the Uni versity game in which he played full back fo r Nebraska, a t the :\1agor home so uth of t ow n . Miss Watson '09. who took Miss E llis' plAce during last summer school, a nd now a t eacher in the Omaha schools, spent Thanksgiving vacation ,-isiting Miss Goshen and ot her friends at the Club H ouse. Do not forget to read t he adver tisemen ts of Mandelson & Go lds t ein , Wessel's Sons & Co.,]. P. Mikkelson, a nd F. W. Cleveland & Son, of Nebr aska Ci ty. These firms are rea dy to supply you r needs and a visit w ill be appreciated. They are loyal friends of the No rm a li te and deserve y o ur patronage.

A boo ), ex h ibit, due to t h e cfl'o r·t~ pf Misses Rul o n n nrl T_vn on. \\':tS h l· ld in t h e Pe ru li urary l'\o,·cmbct· 1 0-2-J-. A g-n::t t many dcsintblc C hrist ma s boob: fo r· cl, il dren werf: ;;1m ong the collel'tio n . Every r·ea r~e r of th e Nu r 111 :rli l c rs r cquc·sted to rea d the :rch·et·t i sement~ c: rr r icd in this p ape r. E special n l tc nti n n is ca lled to t he X m as a rti cles nd\' el-t iscd . Pun:h ase yo ut· g ifts befo re lca \'in g fo r h o m e. Mi ss T e mpcl ton , state li b rari a n, arl drrss<!cl H:e st ude n ts in C h apel , No \' cmbc t11. S he pa id a h ig h co m p liment to ou r l ibra ry in saying that it w as one o f the b est selected, m ost efficient a nd ext:ensi,·e libm ries in the s tate. Profrssor H . B. Dunca n son d el ivcr~d a lect ure at H owe. Friclay. Novcm bct- 19. J o hn L a n g accom p a ni ed Pr o fes~o r Dunca n son to H owe w h ere he spen t a few days with his bro t h er·, Th omas Lang wh o is principal o f t he sc h ool. Miss E ffie Austi n enterta ined h er mu s icpupils December 4, a t a ver y deligh tful party. A se ries of mus ica l ga mes wct·e played and prizes awa rded , M iss L eo ld F r a nce receiving fi r st prize. A d elici o u s fo ur co urse lun cheo n w as serv ed a nd a ll d epar ted at a la te h our, d ecla rin g t h e evening o ne of th e m os t enjoy able of their stay in Pe ru.


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:\ l r:;. \\"illi;~n l 1\:tlla nc..: of !' l;ttt,;m n ut h !'Jll'lll Th :lnl;-.,!_!i\·ing \\"ith ht'r· dnughta Ell1d. :11 :\lounl \"l·t·nol1 l l :ol l i\ l r. ( ~ llolliL'I" \\.t·i.~ht,;tn :tn '10 attcnci crl hi~ hrr.tiH·I·',.; ,,.l·ddil1,!.! at :\uhurn. :\:o\'l' lnh<..'l" 2li, :111d :lt"LL·d ''" hc,;t tn:tn.:\Jrs . . \ . E . J.iut·ll. cotlnty ,;uperintc nrlcnl of \\'aync connty. wa,; the guest of P roft.:!'SOI" and :\ ( ,·,.;, nn·gg. :\: o \'cmbcr ::3. i\1 iss lh-rtha :\I oo1·1.' of lk:~ l1·ic<.' \\"h O has hl.'en a lle11 cling s•·hoo l :1l the :'\ ,>rmn l was u n ;~blc to I"Ctt lr l1 after ,·:~cation 011 account of the ill nl.'ss of hc1· brother.

t\ l isscs Dai sy LanghrH·st ~1nd Alm a C le me n ts of E l\\"ood \'i ,;it ed a fc\\" cl:tys in P eru \\"i t h the la ttcr 's hn>tht·I·. Sn 11 fo rd C lem e n ts and P r ofesso r nnd M I"S. Lcme r . P r o ft·sso 1· J. \V . Sca n ;o n . 1-! ...·gistrai· R. D. U\-ei·h o lt 11 nd ot h er s of Pl·ru wer e t he g uc,.;ts of h OIIO I" a t the :t11n u n l reception a nd h n n q u C' t o f t hc El k Lodge at Nch_rnsl< a City . Fricl:i y e veni ng, :-Jovc m bc1· 1 2. Mi ss Ackly n Ul n n l;C' n s h ip, \\' ho is st u dyin g ,·nice u nd er P•·ofcss ,,,. :\l agC' n dnnz a t Wes leyan Cn i,·c r si ty, h as bee n very hi g hly co mp lime n tcrl in a rece n t musica l n o t e in the S ta t c J o u r n a !. Mi ss Ul a n k e11s h i p h as ah·ead y \\"O n h e r w ay as a m u sica l p u p il of r a re promise. Th C' fo llowing st nd C' n ts 1·cgi s t ercd aftt't" vacat io n fo r ,,.o1·k in t h e No rm a l : The resa Quade o f D nv id City as sc ni o •·; r>:o n a L . K nc •"~" o f St1·oms bu rg , A m elia Schi nci lc t· o f Monoui, Jul ia Cole of Tre n ton , M isso uri , as t r a in e r!' ; A u_Q us t El a m a nd . Ru t h W heeler of F a lls C ity as n iu t h g ra de r s . T h n t t he e ffo r t s of Pro fessor \Neel- s a nd M iss A l l in g h :~ m a s p ecia l train fo•· t hose w ish ing to attend t he Nat io n a l Co rn Exposit ion at O ma h a left · Peru T hursd ay Dece mber 9, r etu t·n ing Saturd ay a ftern oon. Professor W eeks is ce rt a in ly s h owing t he rig h t s p irit in ma kin g it possible fo r t h ose inte r ested i n agricul ture t o sec a nd h ca r the bes t for t h e leas t c x pc m e .

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The Cent ury ~' unday chool clm;!.i of t he Bapt ist C hu rc h , h ave " :ol"l; cd o u t a 1110sl uniq uc a n d o!·igin a l idea iu Chris tnws sou,·cni rs . Sm a ll pieces of coa l fr o m thc l'cn1 mine wcrc rlone up in neat li ttle boxes rcnrly fo r m a iling and lnb ...·llcd •·Peru Co:t I G n:etings." The th ird 11111nbcr of t_hc )l <•rma l lcc ut re course occu r red 1\ [ondny, Decembe r 6, when Lclnnd f:Jo w cr s c h armed an d fieligh ted h is audience QY t he ret~ d i ti o n o f •· 0:1\·id C op perfield." ~ [ r. Powers is a n n t· t i!'t in hi s line. in fact he is the g r cntest r en d c1· tt n d im pe rso n ator on the A me r ican pia tfo rm today . His in terprcta t io n , \Yas fa u lt le;;s a n d hi s ra p id ..:han ge fr o m one c h m·nclcr to anoth er was trul y mn n ·elo u !'. Th ose wh o hn rl t he p ri ,· ilege of h ca t·ing h i 111 cnn tn dcc d consider t hc m sdves fOI·tu nat<'. Un de r t he di1·cct io n o f Pmfcssor Ross H o u se, t he ,-nea l rl epm·tmen t held thei r fi1·!'t st u de n t r cC'i tn l Novembe r 27 , in .\llu s ic a nd Ex p n~ss io n Ha ll. Eve1·y n u mber w as w ell re n dered a nrl m uch credit is due t hose wh o pndici pated. P r ofessor House is t o be cung r a tula t ed o n t he fi ne s h o win g his dc pn rtm en t is ma kin g . T he fo li o w ing pt·ogra m w as g iye n : i\lcn's Cho J"U s, T he Roses .... ................... Werne r Solo "M alinda '' ..... ........ ... .... ..... ........... Powers ' Et hel Williams Solo, Dea r heat·t ........ .. ......., ................... t\ l attci Fa nnie Kleckner Solo, Down in t he Dcep ............................ P et rie ~It·. Geo. Gamphell Duct, T ell us J\l crry Birds ....................... Whi te Ca rmen J ones, Venus Muller So lo, H e \Vas a Prince ...... ............ ......... Lynnes .\I a uri Jones Tri o, 0 Restless Sea ...................... .......... \Vh ite Dora KaA"enberger, Frank Ellenberge r, Oren Lincoln Solo, An Olcl Da la d .. ........... ...... ......... . Marsdcn \"cl ma King Solo, Out o n the Decp .................. .............. Loh r H arold H umph reys Solo. , It wns Not So T o Be ................ ... ScheiTel Maude Wilso n Ladies C horus, Love's Old S w eet Song ............ Arr. by Parks.


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T II E i\i 0 I< Yl A I IT E

Former S uperin tendent K och of Sevn:u·d co:tnty h;~s rece nt ly enrolled in t he juni o r· cla!'s. Our adver tisers un ite in wishing a ll t he rea ders of the Non nalit e, a M erry X m as a nd a H a ppy New Year. Miss Leva S mith of Western , w as o hligt"d to give up her sc hool work until the second semester. Gladys Mai walrl o f th e trainer ci<Jss returned Novem ber 18 to res ume her sc hool wo rk , hav ing been called ho me o n accoun.t o f the death o f her sister. A petition signed hy t he citi zen s o f Pe ru a nd the No rm al st udents for a new Burling ton depo t has been sen t to the Gen er a l Passenger agent at Omaha. l<everend P ope, pastor o f th e Gr and Isla nd Baptis t Church, assisted Rever·end Da rrow in a series of reviva l mee tings during t he first pa r t of November.

Mr~ . Bish o p ofSup(•rio r s1wnt Tha nk s g i,·ing wit h her d aughter·. Prcid~~

Somc o f t h efoot ba ll hoys an: L:r ll, ing very s tra ngely th c·;c d ays \\' h cthl'r- it is t he n· ~ult n f a sueccssful Sl'<rso n ·s wo r·l;, th e climate. o r the co m pany they kee p. w e e ;:~ nn ot say, but \\' C d o know there mu s t hl' so m e thing unu s ua l in th e a it- w hen M t·. ~e lfin his s pc<:c h at t h e r cec n t foot bal l fet d g ivt:o by Uni n :r s ity m e n o n th e fncu lt y . fr;:~nkl y adm i t t ed that w hile he h ad been in Peru o nly a sh· lrt t i m e he lw d fall en in lo\·e. T h is of course was a s elf evident t t· u t h h u t we never t h o ugh t iVJL NciTto bet h c man to publicly a dmi t s uc h a thing. Mr. Gow in waxes eo mmunieati ve in deba tin g class an d o p en ly t a lk s a bout being a ll s umm er wi t hin a rm s n :ac h of so me f<J ir yonug dam sel bu t sto p s at t hi s et·itica l point a nd re fu ses t o g i ve a n y fu t·ther info rm at ion .

One o f th e most ciRbnrate a nd e nj oyal>le social events o f t h e sch ool year oce 11rrcd New uniforms have been secured for th e at th e h o me o f Professo r a n d Mr-s. Sea ,-_ b a nd wh ich w ill ad rl mu ch to their apso n, No vember· 24, in h o n"r o f Mi ss I sapeara nce. Under t he able leader sh ip of belle Ga bus who ha s .·ccc nt ly g o ne t o OsProfessor Cornell the Norm a l Band will ceola t o t ake charge o f th e L a tin d e p a rtbe second to none by the end of the year. m en t in the hig h schoo l. An evening o f Dr. Howard one of t he two m embers 0f u niqu e enterta inm en t was ca rried o u t by the firs t graduating class from t he No rthe g uests a nd h ea rti ly enjoyed by a ll. m a l a nd no w in the University o f Nebras- Miss Ga bus is a membet· o f thi s year's sen k a, has published in the Decembe r issue o f io r class. a brilli a nt s tud e nt and a pro m iMcClure' s Magazine a n article o n , "The nent w o rker in m any s tudent o rga nizaDivorce Questio n. " ti o n s. It is with k ee n t·egrct w e sec M iss One of the most enj oya ble socia l events Gabu s leave th e No r·m a l a nd Osecola can o f t he year occurred Friday evenin g, De- indeed be considered fo rtun a t e i n sec u t·ing her se rvices . Before the gues ts di sper sed cem ber 10, w hen the At hl etic Bo:ud a nd the members of t he Athletic Association a delicio us fo urcourse l un c h eon was served. gave their ann u al reception to the foot Those prese .: t we t·e: Misses Ga bus , Freida y, Blake, Cardw ill, Hendric ks, b a ll team . Thi:-: reception is o ne of a Brown, Fra nce, Morris, Upson, M il dt·ed series given by the associatio n durin g t he Butler, H enrietta Butle r , Gilbert, E ll enyear to the various teams rept·esentin g the Normal. The entire evening was fill ed berge r, Carlson; Messers. H endrick s, (;ilwith interesting st unts performed by t he bert, H os terman, Campbell, Burrell , Mormembers oftbe faculty and the va rious g a n, Stoddard, Ku enning. Hurs t. fi . S t e p cl asses , the Juniors winning first place in hens , D. Whitfield, Fos not. Tyler, Moulthe field work. ton, R. Whi t fi eld.


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:"\ORMALITE

Rearl Nl· lson Bros . and I·I o nwy e•·'s s h oe advcrtise ntcnts Tln~y ha n~ w hat you want. l\li ss Vera Ilill o f H <~rcl y spe n t the Thanksgivin g n ·c•·ss with he r ~i::;tc:r O na, a membct· of t hi s ye<u·' s !'cni ot· class. Professo r \V . N. Dc:l7.cll ret u rned Decemher 1, fro m Fulll-r to n wh cr·e he ha d b ren culh·cl hy the !-'Crious ill ness a n rl death of a favo ri te un cle. M r Dc:17.c:ll's m o ther \\'h O h ad been ca t·in g fo r the sick mnn, accompa nied him home: and wil l rema in fo r the winter. A dcpa r t u rc from t h e r egul ar eve ry day

chapel exe r cises lws been s tarted in h aving each c:lass m C'et al o n e each \Vcd ncsd a y a n d h o ld t heir ow n c h a p PI exe rcises. I t is expc·c ted that thi s will be a pe rm a nent fent urc a nd it pr-.1m ises to be a very grea t s uccess. Professot· Pot·tcr, fo rmerly h ead o f the Englis h rl l· panmcn t here <t n d n ow hc nd o f th e same dc: p a nment itt o ur sister normn l at Kcantcy, ncco mp a nied the KeanH')' foot ba ll tea m to Per u, Novembe t· 1 2. While h ere.: h e w as entert a ined a t the h o me o f Profes!'or Whiten ac k. T heY. M. and Y. W . C . A. h ave elec ted six delegates to a t te nd t h e Student Vo lu nt ee r ConYcntio n held at Rochester, N.Y. , Dece m ber 2 7 t o J an uary 2. Professo r Hl·n d rick s is t o t·cprese n t the fac ul ty an d th e fo ll ow in g st udents are elected to g o: Mary G. E llcnbe t·ger, Peru; Rolla Fosn ot, Da ve np o r t; J oy E . Morgan, Upla nd ; Ann a L . Paine, Beatrice; a n d Fra nces Willa rd Blal<e, Osceola. Messrs. Lamph e re a nd Morse who arc t each ing in Aub urn attended the S('{;ond Uni versity-Peru foot b a ll game Nove mber 20. Both these y ou ng m e n a re la st year' s stud en ts a nd are m a king a r e put atio n fo r themselves in their work in Auburn , as was c h a r acteristic of them while in the Normal.

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Coach Burnett w e n t to Kea rney a fte r t he H ast ings-Peru game to visit at t he h o me: of Senato r Bro\\·n but ret urned in time for the foot ball feed which was given by th e un i,·ersity g r ad ua tes o f the faculty in h o n o r o f t he recent victory over the Univ ersity . The r a ti o na 1 Ed uca ti o n a 1 Associa tion is m a king a careful study o f t h e selfh o arding p la n. Presiden t Crabtree is the orig in ator oft his p la n , in his establish ment o f Oak Glen , a nd i t is the subject o f m uc h s tudy tbruou t th e country. Miss L o omis t h e fi r st preceptress of Oa k Glen is n o w in M ilwa ukee. In his a nnu a l r ep ort to t he borad l ast m o n t h P resident Cra b.t ree presen ted a ta ble o f attendance during his five )·ear s ns president, in brief as fo llo w s: In 1904, 8 12; 1905, 982; 1906, 1 ,215; 1 907,1 280; 1908, 1 .3 20; 1909, 1 ,553: Ther e h as been a r ema rk able increase in at te nd a nce in th e upper classes. T here h ave been 1 ,109 g raduates during t he forty years o f t he sc hool 's existence, a ll but 5 00 o f thPm during th e last five yea rs. T he m a teri a l eq uipment h as been d o ubled during the past five years. It h as certainly been a season o f great progress. Miss Mild r~d B utler enterta ined Thursd ay even ing Nove mber 25 in h o n o r of her s is ter, H enrietta, a st udent of Weeping Water A..:ademy, who is spending se vera l days in Pe ru . After assembling at Oak Glen the gues ts, w ith Miss Allingha m a nd Mrs . Nettleton as ch apero ns, 'm a rched in a body to the Do mestic Science Laboratory w here delicious t affy w as m a de by the s killful ha nd s of sever a l Oak Glen girls. Those present were: Misses M . Butler, H. Butler, Co leman, Do uglas, Tyler, Allingham, Blake. Hales, Evans, E. Butler, Bolej ack; Mrs. Net tleton ; Messers. Hurst, Stephen s, Gilbert, Branniga n, Fosnot, Redfe rn, K u enning, M o ulton, Morg on . Tyler .


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The U niversity g r ad u a t es o n th e P e ru fa cu lty, Presid ent Cra btree, P ro fe~sors Sear so n , H o~ i e, Hnm er H o u !'e. Wee ks , Duncan!'on , l'l nd Cornell, g ave t ht· cnttc h ·and the fo o t-ba ll b oys w h o dt·ft·a t e d t h e Second University t ea m , a fee d M o nd ay nig ht No ,·ember 28, a t H o te l Delm o n ico . o n t heir re t urn fro m H as tin gs A two c o urse s prea d w as served a fter w hic h th e b oys w ere call ed o n fo r impromptu s peeches. As a t o ken o f h is appn·cint io n of t he excell en t w o rk ·d o ne by t he t ea m , Coach Bu rnett presented e11ch m em bet· o f the sq ua d w it h c:t b eautiful s tic k pin . Pro fessor Wed <s w as m .:~s te r of info rm a l ceremo nies. T he foll owing ex-P eru vian s visited in P er u rluring t he Tha nk sgiving h o li rla Y ~: H azel Beck , ' 0 9. Hebro n; Bertis K en ned y, '09, F a ir bury; Clark P hill ips, '05, Li nco ln ; Ada lvn Bla nkenship Unive rsit y Plael·; Gert r ude Wa t son, '08, O ma ha ; M iss H a n ks. '09; M iss H esseltine, ' 0 5. Lin coln; Prim:ipa l E rn es t Zin k,' 0 9, Wee pin g Wa t er ; Professo r Bengs t o n, '0 2 , Linco ln; C h a rl es

M oo re, 'Of!, A uburn ; L en n L: rt·im e r , ' 0 9 . L in coln ; S. J. El l t·n heq~<: r , :\ l ill ;r n l; l.:k!<~ie Bt·dc ll '0 7 . He n so n ; \' ir·gi ni a B i r·lcy, '0 . l\l<· braska C i t Y; A lict· L i n t z, 1\crt hia Rn •d, 'OH, Q,.:ceo la. My n k l< lTrl, '09, St P a ul. Non:mbct· 1 7. T he C h 01·;d Soci<.:ty w i t h P ro fc!<snt· H c>mc t· C. ll <~ u se as d i r·ect o r a n d M iss Effie A u st in a s acco mp a ni s t . ga,·e one of t h e b est mu!< ic[rl <.:!< eYer e nj oyed by Pc r·u peo p le . The c lt o r·us was as si,:tecl IJ_v :\-I r s. H l'l m s. M r. A u g u s t M o izer a n d M is!< L o u ise Z um winb:l of Linc o ln. M i!<s H el m s h as c h armed :Hl d de li g h t eii Pt· ru a udil·ncc,.: h ef'o n b u t M r . Mo lz<'r a p· pt· HJ"NI bcf,.n: us fo r the fi r·s t t i m e. H is t l'd lll iq lll' w :r s f; r ul t k ,:s n nd hi s rn astl' r y ofh is i n s t rument pe .-fl'c l. The vv o rk o f thl· c h o ru s r·e,·ca lorl tir e t r a rn rn g ll f P r·nft:!'~o t· H o u H'. Th e G lee C lub a lso fan >rcd th e a udien ce wi th ,:c ve rrt l s t:l<:c t ion s. I he evening was cert a inl y o n t: of n r n: enj oym ent . P ro fessf. r H o u ;.:c ha s n lr end v be· gn n wo rk on a C hri s t m 11 s Cn n t: r tn , en · ti t led " Tb c Na ti v it y."

LOOKI NG EAST FROM T I-l E RTA N D P I PE.


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L. L. Eells

CARDS

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HARAJAN , A. B •• D.D.S.

GRADUATE

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DENTIST

O FFI CE OVER CORIIIE"R DRUG STO RE OF FIC E PHONE 27 RESIOE N CE PHONE 12

DR.

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H. S.

M. D.

DENTIST

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THE GASKILL MUSIC CO. Announces Their ANNUAL EXHIBITION AND SALE OF PIANOS. THIS MEANS SPECIAL PI· ANOS AT SPECIAL PRICES. VISIT· ORS ALWAYS WELCOME.

GASKILL MUSIC CO. Nebraska City

N. SeN. S. Jewel ry Sore You ga in nothing by waiting till the las t day t o buy your Christmas Presents E HAVE the very best assortment in our line ever shown in Peru, our price is positively the lowest. Come and look at our souvenir spoons, our normal china plates, our N. S. N. S. fobs and pins, th ey appeal to our large student trade. Our hand painted china, cut glass, japanese ware, watch es, Lockets, chains, fobs, pins, hat and scarf Beautiful rings, emblems, novelties, etc. will all make commendable presents for your friends . . No need of going away to buy we duplicate any catalogue houses in quality and price and save you money besides. Repair watches, Jewelry, Fountain pens and Spectacles. 12 years in Peru, 30 years in business. I will be ple~sed to show you honest price, honest goods, honest dealing, our motto. Your friend

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MY HOLIDAY SELECTION your inspection. My stock iE> la,rge most complete in this section of the stnte a nd my motto is '' g oods of quality. " ~Jy pl'ic:eR fl.re a saving over ci ty or cata ulogue huuse pricP.s and I will be pleased to have ,you make the compa rison. A.wrtit~

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Jeweler, Registered Optician,


THE

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JANUARY, 1910

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Here We Are Again! Few things are so bothersome a s a clock or watch that kPeps stopping, or don't KEEP TIME. Your watch needs cleaning and oiling at least once a year. Bring· it here and be sure of getting it back-a good goer aud TIMEKEEPER.

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.Jeweler & Optometrist

Your Furnishing Needs The following well known brands a lways in Stock.

LEMAR CRAVATS 50 cents each

Silver brand Collar 2 for 25<:

Monarch and Cluett shirts $1 to $2

Girnhel

Sunflower Shoes $2 to $5

Hansen 's Gloves 50 ceuts to $2

Hat~;

$1 to

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$f5

Agency for the ROYAL TAILOHS. :;;uits Trou:;ers $4-.50 up. Let't:i Tall< it Over

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I respectfully solicit your orders for flowers for whatever purpose you may desire them.

Cut . flowers, designs, etc.

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Nebraska

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b uilrlin g until the erection and completion of the new Administra tion Hall where it will be permanently located, is a real work of art. It sta nds a trifle m o r e than eight fee t hi g h , is a rti s tically designed and in every respect presen t s a pleasing likeness o f the stategman a nd erlucato r, who as , D.-. Winship ob!'erves, ··H Rd m ade a crisis, and hi s se-venth report was an immortal document; opposttwn to th e normal schools was nc::ver more t o be hea rd in the land , and oral instruction, the word method, a nd less corpora l punishment were certQin to come ..... " Among modern educators no one has eve r reRlize d more fully than did Horace Mann, that there could be no evolution of a free people without intelligence and morality, ... and that the whole problem of the republic which was presenting itself to intelligent educated men, rested upo n the idea of public education'' In pursuance of his deep convictions, this believer in the schools of the common people, gave up hi s prospects offortune a nd fame, tmd entered upon a life of sacrifice and service to the cause o f education, The statu~ is the gift of the c lass of The Horace Mann Statue M.

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LEFLE R,

'.09,

•'fhe statue of Hu~ace Mann, .no,w occupying temporary quarters in the chapel

1909. which, according to the •·Peru:vi~n.'.' ( Vol. II ) , "had its .birth down in the first g ra des of th e. mo.c kl ,.scho_ql," 11nd .whi<;p later, with Prof. Beck as adviser, contin.


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ued to g r ow , u nt il at g r ad uat ion timet he t otal had reached 1 76- thc largest number of gradua tes belo nging to any clas since the founding oft he norm :tl in 1 67. T he senior yea r ha d bc... n a prosperous one for t he members of the dass, and w ith a su r plus o l ca!i h t o be d isposed o f, n·Htlt ing ft o m the carc:ful m ::~ n agf' m l'nt of its business aff:tirs, eve ry g ra rl uate w:ts :t nx i o u ~ to d o some thin g befit ti ng his Alm a l\l atl'l". H ow co uld t his best be: done? beca me t he a bso r bin g 4 ucst io n . 1-I owevc: r , the answer was at oncl! fo nh co m ing Suggestions soon e ry~ta lli zed in t o un arninous opinio n that whatever should be done must be lasting a nd per m a nent; the effort must reflrct cred i t upo n ~111d be wc.rth y oft he doer . Thus it came ahout that the class of 1 909. conscious o f t he approp riate charac· ter of the statue, bot h as memo r ial to the class and a mea ns of inspiration t o Pc.>ruvians of the fut ure, con tributed this token , whi le th r ougho u t ebraska and the Uni o n its members a rc teachin g th e boys and g irls,' Be ashamed to die un ti l yo u have won some vrctory fo r humanity."

Profc-.so r Dd ~dl w :..., ~.: l n: t <.:d tn tlw pr•sitio n of corres p o nd in,!! SL'lT l· t;t r y o f 1 he Pl·ru Ah11nni .\s-. o~.· i: et i o n :t l i t-. ;t ll tllt: tl mcdin~ in 1 ~)()() anrl ,.;o ,. ,-..,u m cd the wciglny Cllrrt·spon cft.n cl' :tncl t he full nt an<l).!.l' nH' nt of the T ~.· ach c r s ' Bu n ::11t, :tncl in o.:ar r) ing nul t h is wo t·k, s o :til ly l:tn n dt~.· rl by his prerlece"so r in that p osi tion , l' rofesso •· . A . Bing'-ton , '0:::: . nnw o f tla· ckpnl"l lllc n t of g-cogr :tphy o f tltl· Sut te U n ive rs i ty. f>rofl·s s o t· l klzl·ll h :ts in !t is fo ut· )"l'il r~ ofco n t inu o u s scn·il'<: i n Li t at L 'll p:wi ty, carncd t he gr:e.tituclc t,f c,·e•·y :tlumnus who lwows anything o f the <.:at·L·~ and rl'-

W. N. DelzeJ.L..'94.W. N. Delzell graduated with t he class of 1 94 and went at once into the sc horls at Cnidilla as superintendent. One vear'~ service there brought him an adn1~cc in salary, which he was un able to accept, h aving already received a call to the super· i otendc.>ocy of the Dunbar schools. I t was at the end of a three year ter m of service at that place that he very seriou::.ly considered taking up t he professio n o f law. However, fin urgen t solici ta ti o n from Syracuse took h tm to t he su perin tendency of that system of schools as a successo r of A. L. Caviness. He ser ved fj,·e years in this capacity, at the end of which t ime he took up work with the ~ebraska Teacher and School Supply Company and a fter two years there he was elected to his present position as head of the commercial department of the Normal.

W. !';. DELZELL .

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SEC -TH E A S . AL U~f~ l ASSOC I.\TI ON.

q u ire nH' nts o f th at k ind o f wo r·k , He h ns t h oroly sys te m a t ized th e r ecorrls ·or the bureau a nd b y so doing h as ma d e i t one o f t he very vita l parts of th e No t·m fl l ;u; we ll as a g reat force binding t he o u t-go ing a n cl older a lum ni to their Alma 'i\IJ[tt<tr, nnd th o he has a ln·ady more th a n earned a be hoped he.>

rc~t from this se n · ice. i t is t o

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THE :\ ORMALITE

Notes From. th e Field, ).ll nry A. J nrnes, '05, h ns been elected to a place o n the Kl'nnH'Y t cnc hin g force. I<uth Hnmiltt>n , ·os. i ~ now tcad1 ing in t he prirna1·,v ckpr~nmc n t of the Ra\\'l ins sc hools. Pea rl Petti t , ' 03. principn l of t he hig h !'Chool at Hi ck man \·is ited with her par ents Mr . a n d Mrs. Gco . P ctt i t,in Pcru,during ho lid ay>:. Chcs tc1· K11up, 'U9, who was c11 llcd to a pos itio n as teac h er in ;.\l or riso n (Ill. ) hi g h sch ool, is repo 1·tcd as being Ye ry popular ho th with st ud e n ts a nd p:1t r o n s . Superi n tendent Di ll o f Wil be r rep o rts th at 1\lliss Bo h ace k , who r ecentlv t oo k ch:trge of t h e secon d g n •cle t he1·e, is d o ing hig hly acceptable wo 1·k in that posit ion. G rncc Sa y lo rs, '07, who t~tugh t in Ru shville las t year i s at he r h o m e in Verdon t his. S he expects to enter the r anks of th e teac hin g p1·ofcssio n agai n n ext yea r , h o w _ cvrr .

Su peri n te nd e nt W . T . Davis , '0 6 , o f Ben \'C r City spe n t t h e h olidays with fri end s in Per u. H e took o ccasio n to visit a number of th e depadm ent s of the n o t·ma l durin g hi s s tay . Ethel Wi lli ams, '09, hega n w o r k , after holida ys, at Inn va le where s he t a kes ch a r ge of t he p1·im a r y d e p a rtment o f the sch o o ls. Miss Wi lliams will be missed mu ch in musical and a rt circles of Per u. Superin tenden t W. G. Bwo ks, ' 07, o f F airmo nt, h as sent in his thesis for t he Bachelor o f Educa ti o n Degree on "The Relatio n o f the Eigh th Grade t o the Hig h Schoo l or the Weak n ess of Freshme n. " C . l<ay Gates, '07 , principa l of the Nebrask a City high sch o o l , h as a n address up on "The Conflic t of Peace" w hich is w inning much favo rable co mment. He is remc:m bered at t he n o 1·mal as a forceful a nd a ble d ebate!'.

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M innie Knudso n, '09, is teach er o f Eng li s h in the Ponca hi g h school. She is d oing a hi g h g rade of work. Samu<>l Baughman. '93, is in t he real estate bu siness n t Den ver, Colo. H e is r eported to be very m uch al ive in th at line of work . fo.. l ary L . Wil son , ' 05, who h a s been t eac hin g in the wes t for a number of yea rs , is s pending t he present yenr at he r h o m e in 0\'ertbn, ~e br . Lizzie M. Schafler , '91 , en ter s th e State ll ni Ye T·sity at t he beg inning of the spring se meste1· fo r a dv a nced work . She h as jus t co mpleted two y ea rs a s County Su pe•·iut e nd ent o f Butler County. Am os H utc hinso n , '97, who served four yea rs as s uperintendent of Valley schoo l s is in partners hip wit h his brother-in -law, Mr. i<illian , in t he m erch a ntile business. Th ~y have one of the la rgest - dep artment storts in No rfo lk. S usie No rto n, '94 daug h ter of Ex-presiclcn t No rton oft he Peru n or m a l, is o ne of th e m e mbers ?I th e Mad ison (S. D.) normnl facu l ty. Ex-president No r to n h as r et ired f1·o m active school work. He wi ll mov e t o his r ura l ho me n ear Ft. Worth , Texas in the s pring. Oakley J a mes, '08, who h as this year b een holding a pas torate for the Methodist people at Gres h a m went to Springv iew foll owing holidays to co mplet e t he 1:erm as s uperintend ent of schools. Mr. J a m es formerly h ad ch a rge of t his sch ool a nd h as been asked t o fini sh out t he work of the p1·esent yea r . Mabel Th o mpson, '06, w h o h as been teac hing in Sa lem, Oregon , p assed a way the m orning of j anna1·y 7. She had been s1c k but t wo w eek s. Her b ody was t aken to Edgar, Nebr., t he home of ·her p a rents, w here i t w as interred J a nuary 14. Miss T h o mpson i s the fi r st o f t h e class of 1 906 to pass away.


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Mrs. Ida McCoy-Burwell , '97, wife:: (>f J. H . Burwell, '9o, bas just r eco vered from a protracted period of serious illness . President J . W. Crabtree, '8 7, gave the principa l a ddress before the Peru Club of the State University at their December meeting . Margaret Tynon, '02, visited iu Auburn during a portion of her holid ay season She has been a t her home in Peru durin g the past few years . Geo.E. Knoll, '07, has b ad t o give up his p osition as principa l of the Bla ir high school owing to poor health . H e is n ow at his home a t Crete. Dr. E. Ca pitola Reed-G ra ves, '82, o ne o f Peru's leading ph:rsicia ns, is one of ti-!e stockh olders a nd an officer in Peru's n e w bank w hich is to open soon. H a rry Beck , '06, i s d oing Filley ~chool s the h ono r of a second year o f service this year. P rin. Beck ha s caused so me ve ry subs tantia l improve ments to be made in the equipment of the 1chool since he went there. Maude Boyd , '06, is now teaching in Alamosa, Colo. , where she has been for sometime · H er consctenttous . . . an d patnst aking wo r k ts · \'llDntng · ·. b for her t e same success in Colorado as was hers whi le at Norfolk, t his state. Gertrude Warren, '94, t eacher of manual training in the Omaha schools spent several days following the Christmas season w ith friends in Peru . She h a s jus t r eturned from California, where she had been studying while on a leave of absence.

Mary T y n o n . '98 is now on h e r s ixt h year as assistant li hn1 1·ian (Jf the n o rm a l. Miss T y n 0 n 's class is on..: o f t h ose w hi c h h as kep t a chain letter going thnwut th e time s ince graduatio n . R . R . Spafford, '08, is s till s..:icm:c t eache r in the Minden hig h sch ool. H e ta u g ht in the science d epart ment o f our A lm a Mater las t s umm e r. R e ports hn vc it th n t his this year's work a t Minden is eve n mor~ successfu l than that of la s t. Pa ul Goss , '97, is one of t he teac hers in the mo d el hi g h sc h ool o f the ~tate Un iversity Co llege o f E du cation. Mr. Goss w as three years s upe rinte nd e n t o f North Platte sc h ool a nd was a t Ord fu r a time b efo re t a king up thi s wor k at the Univ e r s ity. Almeda Cocl<ri ll , '06 , who is l ~m gue1ge teacher in the Atkinso n hi g h !-<c h oo l, m ade an extended visit w ith h<'r s ister Mrs. F. M. Grc>gg a nd fa mily d ut·in g and p l·ccecd iog h o lidays. M iss Cockrill is a n Ohio girl but a true d augh ter o f Neb rn s k a by adopt ion. George E . L ee, ' 0 6, s upe1·intc ndcnt o f Arapa h oe schoob, is doing hi s Alm n Mater credit in his part of th e sta te. H e has a s tro ng corps of teac hers and good equipment. His recent oper a:·io n fo r a ppe ndicitis proved qu ite successfu l he being a ble to be back in the scho o l room in tw o weel<s. Superintendent C. S . Jones, '93, o f Ord, reports the l argest em·ollmen t in the high scho ol a t th a t p lace ever reco rded in the his t ory of the school. Wm. C. Noll, '07. is principal of the high school. S~pcrinten -_ dent J oots, it will be reca lled, is o ne of the trustees of the Alumni Associa tion.

Ju lia VanDriel, '09, who is now the prinEd L. ~ptegrove and '\\ife , Mrs. L au ri e cipal of Va len tine high school, spent Kime-Uptegrove, both '97, a re n ow living week v isit ing her sister, Agnes, the early on their l a rge ranch ne a r Sydney, NebL part of this month. Her scho ol was hav-· Mr. and Mrs. Uptegrove, it wi ll be remem.:' ing an enforced vacation owing to an epi- bered, were owners of the " C o t·ner Drug demic of sca rlet fever. Miss Va :; Driel was Store" and o pe rated it f o r eig ht yea r s bPeditor-in-chief of the Normalite during the fore Mr. Uptegrove's health fo r ced him in =spring semester of her senior year. t o outd oor work.

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THE KORMALITE Henry Urocier!'on, '06, assistant in the dcpartml'nt of c hemistry of t h e Stn tc Un iversitv of K a n sa!<, writes that there are seven tee n lc<~ ..: h c rs anrl fel lows in thnt departm ent. IJi s work is principa!Jy 111 organic chemistry nnd he is ,·e ry mu ch pleased with il. Lyd ia B:arnes .. 'OH, n fl c t· a !'cries of s uccessful :_o.'l'ars a s t eacher in the Talmage and ot htr Ncbrnskn sc h ools entered the higher professio n of home m ak ing u pon December 25. Sh e is n o w Mrs. Wy me r Dressler a n d h e r h ome is t o be at 2611 Fowler AYe. in Omaha. Misses Ellis a nd W oods rel·ently called upon the Kel lom 1<chool in Omaha and asked to see a ny Pet·u alu mni w h o might be teac hin g there. Seven teachers of that school responded to the request a m o ng them , Misses Gertrude Watson, Hilda Wilkie, F lore nce J ordan, Oli ve McGuire. J esse Cary u nd Roberts. Norfolk has fo u r n ormal grad u a t es in her sch oo ls this year. l o ne Chappell , '06, principal of o ne of the wa'rd sch ol.\ls and director in o ne of the kindergartens, Nettie Cowan, '02, teac her o f rna them a tics in the department g r ammar school, Ma rgarete L amba rth , '07, teacher o r n ormal training and German in t he high school and Mabel Bowen , '09, one of t h e second grades.

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At some bonrdi ng houses it's safer to grn b than wait till you are serYed. A man's liberality can't b e judged by what he s pends on himself.

There are precious few o f us who acqu ire thn t tired feeling from carrying the burdens of other s. It's h ard for a conceited y o uth to understnnd ho w any sensible girl e~t n pass him up for another chap . Don't expect to get u p in th~ ·world by throwing stones at m en who h ave reached t h e to p. Don't go around like a camel with your back up. E\·er notice h ow little some folks care for a thing that they ha ve moved heaven and ear t h t o ge t? Did yo u ever hear of p eople being "ltilled with ki~dness," excepting in books? A good education can b e acquired by lea rning fr om the mistakes of others.

There is n o telling what that I n diana minister who was presented with a valua ble farm for preaching shor t sermons might have gotten if he bad preached no sermons at al l. All those who pass thru the doors of success find it labeled "push."

. Be t hou t h e fi rs t t rue merit to befriend His praise is lost who waits t ill all commcn d.-Pope.

Sparks from the Emery WheeL A man who is t oo busy to find fa ult likely t o find happiness.

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Be n ot aim ply good; be good for somet hing.- Thor eau.

Ifyou can't h ave a thing, learn to get a long w itho ut it. How foolish a b ig man with a toothache looks. Some men are on time w hen it ' s time to q uit wod c

Floyd-"Have yo u seen the new serial story?'' Frank-" No, what is it?" F .-" Why, they added another story to the granary."


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II

R~ligious

II

Y. W. C. A. W I NIFRED PERKJ:-:S.

On Decrmber 5, the delegates to the Stftte Y. W. C. A. Convention brought to us a few of t he helpful thi ngs from that meeting. Misses Curry a nd Ely s poke of the "M issi0 o a ry Spirit;" Miss Upson gave a spiril:ed acco unt of the st~cial experiences of the delcg"ntes; Miss Hendricl< s t o ld us o f the work of th e Y. W. C. A. in the cities a n d of th e work of Miss Dabh, Student Secretary o t the Na tio nal Boa rd a nd M iss Wa rwick outlined Rev . Turner's excelle nt talk on the "Value of Young Women's Cbnstiao Association to th e College Young Woman." w~ sometimes wo nder if all of those who respond so willing ly wh en as ked t o furnish a Rpecia l musical number for o u r mee tings, rea li ze how much pleas ure t h ~y give to us girls who lis ten. Not only d oe s the music a dd interest to the prog ram , but it also h elps to fix in some hea r ts thoughts that wou]d o therwise be neg lected. But when we do enjoy it why o ot tell th em -so? The M isses Hahn, Falter, Coo per, a nd Herrick, h a ve co ntributed special muaic in our recent meetings.

TheY. W. bazaar was a marked success in spite of the numerous counter attr actions of the pre-Christmas week. The t o tal proceeds from the sale of the dainty C h ristm a s g ifts made by the g irls, a nd th e percent paid upon the sale of the bea utifu l b a nd painted china is r eported to be $19.30. A quiet t a lk, full ofint rrest and helpfulness a od o ne no t to be cr owded from o ur memories by more recent events, is the o ne gi'·en so me weeks ago, at the Y. W. h o ur, by Miss Rulon. Her subject was, " The F riends hip of Books,'' and she led us to realize the value of books, to know

h ow to choo se them ;tnd ga\· t· us a few typt·s lhnt we ought <til tn know . She closed by n·<.trling- n c ompikd list o f twent y six of the wodcl"s best ho o ks . \\' e wt·rc pleased t o note that l wo oft ht·sc :t u t hon; w e re women, but were m ot·e pkilsl·d to l<n ow that a l;tt·gc numbe r o f the gi.-Is present were familiar with a t least twel v<' o f the twenty s ix. Our State Seet·ctary. Miss Pnnn elee, was able t o spend o ne d ay in Peru just befo re Chris tm as ntcatio n. S he m e t with a ll the various committees a nd left with each group o f girls some helpful thought o r sugges tion as to h ow be t ter to d o the work before them, and in spired n il to bett er and more fa ithful work in the future. A joint program rendered by . th e Y . M. a nd Y. W. C . A. o n the Sat urda y hcfore Christmas w as mctde a m ean s fo r l·xer cising the t1·ue C h r is tma s s pirit. A C luiF lm:.. s tree was p r ovided and each pe r so n wh o lis te ned to the progr a m vut s asked to bring some gift for it. T hese g ifts were a ll sent t o_ the Orph a n 's Home a t Yor k Ne bras ka.

Y.M.C. A . ROLLA T. FOSNOT.

Mr. Va rro T y le r h ad c harge o f 0 11r m eeting November 28 . His !"ubject being " The Divine Example. " Mr. Tyler gave a very interesting di scu!"sion , bri n g ing o ut th e fo llowing a ttribu te~> whi c h a re · to be fo und in C h ri s t, the Di yin e Example. Love w as t he fundamental attribute in ·his life. Service was a ll t h roug h his life. Humi li tv ha d its p la ce. C h rist wa s unse lfi sh a nd -h ad t h a t fo rgi ving spi r it. Christ is our e xa mple; and ou r strength t owa r·d at t a i11ing- thi s goal comes fro m God . Our lives to a ce r ta in ex te nt a r e formed by the exa mples which a:-c set befo re u s by o ur fellow men , fo r we k n ow th a t it is a p sy ch ologica l fact th at th e co nscience o f children is formed by t he influ ences t hat su rround th em , a nd t h a t their notions of


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THE NORMALlTE goorl nnrl evi l : trt' t h e ,.e,ult o f th e m o rn! ut mo-< pht·n· t hey hn.~ at h c.: . So may w e a :t t>nch er :-:, haq~ m o re o f t h e C h ri s t s pirit in c)rder· t h at t h e example. w hid1 we :-:ct may ha\'C a bdtt: r in fl u ence up o n t h o se w h o co ntl' und er ou1· g uicl nn ce. C . \V . Sm i th, p res ident o f o ur nssoc iati o n la st ve:u a nd ml· m be1· of t he class of '09. has c h <11·g~.: of th e :;ch o o ls at Gra fto n .

H . M. Bnkey , nnot h er m emher of the class of ' 09 n nrl trea s urer o f o ur n ssocia t io n lust yea r, is principa l of t h e Verdon school. Onr m eeti n g o n fl cce mbcr 5, w a s co nd ucted hy J nhn W . L ang. His subject - wa s, "Rea s o n s w h y I belien~ the Bible is the Word of God. " Th e fo llowing reason s were b1·o u g ht out. 1 . Bec au se i t mee t s t h e n eeds of human life. 2. Beca use of i t ~ wondei·fu l un i ty. 3. Becau se it is s u pe ri or to a ll othe r books. 4-. Beca u se m a n un a irlcd could n ot have prod u ced t h e Bib le. 5. Bt·ca u se o f the ch aracter of those who accept it . 6. Because i t reveals the way of sal vation. 7. Because o f its influe nce upon the wo rld . 8. Because t h ose who g r ow in holiness cherish the Bible more. Mr. Ira Croo k !-:ad charge of o ur m eetin g Decembe r 1 2. His s ubjec t b eing " True Happiness." Mr. Crook discussed this t o pic in a very he l pfu l w a y ; giving to us th e th o ught th a t we should strive after "True H a ppiness," not for a selfish purpose but t h a t we mig ht be of better service to o ur assoc ia t es. TheY. M. C. A. a nd Y. W . C. A. gave a program o n Saturday evening December 18. This progra m was full of the Christ mas s pirit. A Chris tmas tree, very beautifully decora te d, added much t o t he feeling

o f Ch1-is tma s tim e. Tl:te g ifts gi>cn were sen t t o the orph a n h ome a t York , Nebr. Hc\· . Dar row cond ucted the m eetin g on Dece mber 19 . c ho osing Ezek iel 2: t as the b a sis of hi s talk. Pride was m enti oned as an ele me nt w hich might kee p us from being C hri s ti a n s. In speakin g o f the life o f C hrist he said: " It rep resent s the highest t ype ofliYing. There is no sham in it. It gives us strength t o act. W e s h o uld build u pon Christ as the base, build s trai g h t. We must s t and st r a ig h t. If man would built! s tra ight upward, h e could the be tt er sec C hris t.' '

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Gern1an , LILL IA N U . STONER.

Du 1·in g the m onth of December the club gai ned se vern! new m em hers, and sh ov·:ed increased interes t . Every meeting was ''v eil atte nded, Miss Fogels trom , prominent in o ur o rga ni za ti o n last yea r , report s h er Ger m a n classes in Greenwood Hig-h Scho ol d oing very sa tisfac tory work . A n excellent program was rendered Decem ber 8 , in honor of B enirich H eine. The entire program w as devoted to the life a n d works of t hi s g r eat Germ a n p o(' t. The u s ual Weihn ach tszeit or Chris tm as exercises were observed this yea r in t he gym n asiun1. A bright cheery, fire-place welco meci the m embe.rs a nd a large Christmas tree, beautifully deco rated , suggested the Yule tide. An excellent program .was given in which Professor Whitenack with ea rnes tness and feeling t old a German Christmas s t o ry, o the r s furnish ed a ppropriate numbers and a ll sa ng "Stille Wacht," "0 Ta.nnenbaumel." Games were hea rtily played, a nd dai n ty Germ a n maids served refreshments. A genuine C hris t mas pervaded during t he evening.


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Dramatic. H. M . STEPHENS.

The mao is only h a lf himself the ot her half is his cxpression - Emerson. The Ciub observed the Christmas season by giving a dramatization of Dicke n 's Christmas Carol. FiYe sce nes of thi s g reat n ovel were g iven and t he Club an d their friends give those taking part due credit. ' Thu!'O fa r the programs h ave been exclusively for th e members of the Club but the program com mittee are ma king p lans for the presentation of t wo great plays, The Servan t of the House by Charles Rann Kennedy and S hakes;-ear's Twelfth Night, the la tter being staged after the Ben (~reet method of staging Sha kespearian Plays. During the p ast month the club held frequent business meetings for t he purpose of studying an d revising the constit~tion. Many chan~es were made w hich resulted in putting the club on a str o nger cons ti t utional ba sis.

Agricultural. RUTH FERREL.

The following members of th e Peru Normal attended the Na tion a l Corn Exposition in Omaha last mont h: Professors Mears, Allingham, Duncanson , Wee ks an d Mr. Heacock. At the last meeting of this society besides some exce1lent mu sic each of the above people made a sh ort report of wh a t especially intere sted t hem at the Corn Show. The society has placed a new poster fra me in the chapel lobby. Those who might w ish to att end the meetings of the Agricultural society can do so w ith ou t fear of being hel d beyond the closi ng h our. All sp eeches a re tim ed, and the society will close every nigh t a t tli.~ ·hour advertised.

The membe r s of t h e :\g r·ic u l t u rn l St><: icty a r c urg ed t o rea d the Pe ru Agricu lt ura l colume in the Nebr·as k a F a rm e r· w hi ch cn_n be fo un d in th e libra ry . P r o fessor Weel<s selected !'a mp lcs of the different k i nd s o f g r·nsscs in Ncb r·u s l<a. from th e ];1 rg cs t g r ass di s p la y e ver coll ected which wa s s hown nt the Nationa l corn s h ow by M r·. J ames of Dorches te r·. Neb r ask a. From the large bund les of gr<l s s cs founcl in the lab o ratory t h e cla ss ha s selected a nd m o u nted fifty gras ses, s im i l ~u to those of P r o f. Weei<s, for their own future use. 1'his w ill co ntin ue as long as the grasses la st. F armcn and 01<1nufacturcrs seem to he very mu ch interes ted in the p r·umotion o f Ag ric ul tura l Ed u catio n . This was especia lly shown by t h ose at t h e Corn S h ow. Amongthcthings g i vent o t he Agricul tural department here, a r e photogrnphs by University of Illin ois, corn h angers hy L . W. HurtT of Ga lesb urg Illin o is, a nd at~ ear o f corn out of t h e same bunch from whic h the worlds b est ten ea r s were selected, by Mr. R. D. Ov.ers treet of F ranldin , Indian a. The ten prize can sold for $335 .00. The Peru ear i"s nine inches lo n g and \Neighs seventeen a nd one half ou n ces. Th e stand a rd for a nine inch ear is thirteen o unces. In scoring, a p oint is a dded for each o unce a b ove stand a rd w eig ht . The ear and pictures o f it may b e seen a t the Agricultu re offi ce.

Professor HendricJ,s (while in Roc h est_e r)-Miss Card,.,·ill , these h ere ci t y fellers is mighty kind an d polite. Miss Cardwili-How d o yo u !-n ow? Professor Hendricks-I wanted ter git a $50 bill changed an' a nice yo u ng tell e r said he'd get i t for me, and h e' s goin~· ~er bring tb er ch ange to ther h o t el.


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i\l r. He n d r icks : S a y ~VI orga n . w h a t's t he d iH'e rence be tween a lu nch and a lunchec•n ? M r . i\I o rga n: Abo ut a d o lla r a nd a h a lf.

In tak in g n n u ppe r b ir t h in a sleeper , h ow d o yo u :-tsccnd ? R o LL O F . I t i::; c u st omat·y t o h e · b oosted' ' u p a lth o o th c1· w a y ::; m a y be u sed .

To Mr. Ty ler . In re ply t o yo ur q ue ry, a re sor ry t o say that \ve ca nn ot a ccept yo ur offer for t h e p u blication of you r photogra p h . Our a d vertising s pace is limi t ed .

H o w ca n I :-tYoid b eing la te in m ee t ing a ll cng a gcmcn t::; ? H L' R ST. l<isc at fo ur-t hi r t y, miss b ren kfas t , an d s t a r t im mcd ia tt.:ly. I a m j ust fin is h in g a n or ma l !'cho o l have.: 1 en o ug h e xpe rie nce t o pres id e as prece p t ress in so m e la d ies d o t·m i t o r y ? CI::LIA. Yo u m a y n o t b e ab le to g et a p ositio n as head prece ptrcss b ut y ou s u rely ca n succeed i n sr-cu ring t h a t o f a n a ssistant. I s it p r oper t o u se sp ecia l deli,·ery st a m ps in soci a l co rres p o n den ce?

c., PT.\ 11'< STE\v.

I t is p erm issible in your cn se, Captain Stew . Ho w ca n I r atse t umi ps succes!'full y? PR OF ESSOH M O I\'l' H S.

Jus t t a ke h o ld of t h e t ops a n d lift. On h o w m a ny yo un g ladies ca n a gen t lem a n call in o ne h o m-? A . J. Au nu n :-< . At eig h t o'cloc k a. m . y o u can ca ll o n fo ur , a t nine o' cloc k a. m ., tw o , a t seventhirty o 'cl o ck p . m. , 0 1\ E , a t t en thirty o 'clock p .m., n one. Will y_o u please g i ve m e a prevent a ti ve L O RD STEPHENS. o f the s t udy ge rm . No a b solute r emed y is kn ow n but if yo u d o n o t attend class m o r e t h a n three tim es a weelt the b lo w '<Y ill b e p a rtially preven ted . NoTE- All q ues tio ns o f !'u bscribers will b e g lnd ly a n swered . Address a ll co rresponde nce to the Asked a n d Answer ed E dit or. Those w i shing a n a nswer by m a il sh ould inclo se a s tamped , s elf-a d dressed en velope.

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W e wis h t o ackn owledge t h e a rri va l o f t he follo w ing pu b lica ti on up on tbe e xch a nge ta ble this m on tb :- P u r ple a nd Gold , Relle \rue, .lebr. : Vola n te, Gr a nd , Isbu rl . Nebr.; H as tings Co llegia n , H a stin gs, Nebr.; C oyo t e, Sio u x F a ll s . S. D .; Uni vers ity J o ur~al , L incol n , Nebr.; Kirk s~·ill e No rm a l Sch o ol I ndex, K i rksxille t Mo.; Haci<ley, T a rryto wn , N. · Y. ; Crimso n , L o ui ville, Ky.; Gale Pen na nt, Gales bu r g , Wiscon sin ; Miner sv ill ia n . M in er s ville, Pa.; E n voy . C ha d ro n . Neb r .; Ru s t ler, F rem on t , Neb r .; Indu stri a l Sch ool Ti m es, K ea rn ey, Nebr.; S pud , Allianct', Nebr.; Boost er, Cha d r on, Nebr.; Arrow, B roken Bow, Ne br.; M o ni t o r , Osceola, Nebr. .)&

There is a cert a in yo ung m a n in sch ool w h o never n owad ays a llows ~is t emper t o get r uffled while a t t he t ele phone. A fe w days ago he coul d no t get the num ber he d e's ired. •·See h ere, Cen f r a l, I'll report yo u. " h e s h o uted . . " Yo u d on ' t know w h o I am," was the com p osed r eply . " Well, I'll fi nd o u t , and t h a t b la med q uick, t oo. ' ' ' ' I kn ow you t h o ug h ," ca m e in soft easy t on es. " I 've seen y our p ic t u re . Yo u 're a s tud ent a t the No rm a l." Mr. Weber plunged head lo ng into t he t r ap. "Yo u h a ve?" he excla imed d elighted ly; "wh er e- in t he n ewsp apers?" " No, " was t he m err y r epl y , "on a lobs t er can ."


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clashin g o fint cn·stl" o 1· de;. in ·s. in t cl ln: tu n l co n t e n t io n . As i t is wi t h t h e w o rl d s o THE NORMA LITE m us t i t be w ith th e n ;1 ti o n . t h -:- s t a tl', w ith Peru , Nebraska every b o dy- p o li t ic. In lik e m a nn c 1· it is w i th o ur sc h ool!" , in f~1 c t wi t h (' \ T I '." OJ·ganiza t io n tha t is. co m p osed o f p eo p le o f A Monthly Magazine Published in the Interesst e Yery n a t ure a n d t e n d e nc y . of Education But is i t n ecessa ry t o j o in t h e cl u m o 1·ou s a n d ta gged " r efo r me1·s " in u n l e t· to b e II SCPublished by the State Normal School ful an d progr essive ? O n t h e o the1· h a n d , d o es t he d es ire t o co n sc r n· wha L<.:vc 1· t h e r e Subscription 75 cents per year. Single copy JO cents is o f g oo d in th e in s t ituti o n o r to fur th e r Adverti.5ing rates furnished on application s o me new m o vem e n t in t he sc h uo l , h y a ny m eans , im ply s tubb o rn co nsc r·vat is m a n d E ntered at t he Postoffico at Peru. Nebrask a , as unreaso nin g o ppos it io n t o eve1·y t hing second cla ss matte r t h a t t a kes , o r is g i ve n , t h e n a me o f r efo rm ? S h o u ld th ere n o t b e a go lden EDITORIAL STAFF m ean, a nd th a t m ea n rcp n:·scnt w h a t we LENA M. F RE!IlAY, ' 10 Ed it o r-in-Chief. mig h t t e rm h o n es t l:'nli g h tcncd citize n s h ip? ARTHUR GILBERT, ' 10 Associa te Ed ito r D. H . W EDER, '10 - Busin ess :vla uager The ynu n g m a n o r t h e youn g w o m an w ho w ish es to b e a rea l s t u de n t will fo lA ssistant Editors low t he lig h t o f hi g h idea ls a n d p cm1a n e nt CECELIA WEB RS, '10 Literary prin c i pl e~ t h a t a r e th e m o nopo ly of n o ]ATTIE H ENDRICKS, '11 Relig iou s sch ool o r m ove m ent . T h e s t u d e n t w h o CLIFFORD HENDRICKS, '06 Alum ni d oes his par t in t h e neve r e ndin g ca mRussEL STEWART, ' 11 Athleti c pa ig n aga in s t selfi s h ness an d i nj u s t ice in Loca l FRANCES WiLLARD BLAKE Exchange sch ool life, again s t gt-ecd a !ld co nupti o n VARRO E. TYLER, ' 10 ·Class FR ANK E LLENBERGER, ' 13 in all sc h ool orga n izati o n s a nd a t a ll .OPAL RICE, - Clu bs t im es w o rk s for th at w hi c h st a nds fo r m os t in sch ool, m ay res t a ssured h e is pl·o Board of Managers t ecting t h at whi c h d<'ser ves p r o tect i o n , Faculty F. M. Gregg a n d p ro m o ting th a t w hi c h deserves proCl a rey Nielson '1 0 Senio r Class m o ti o n . j a ttie H endricks, '11 Junio r Cl ass The hope of ou r sch ools, li ke th e h ope o f Cla ra Stark T ra iner.Special Cla ss Sophomo re Class every oth er sch ool t h at h a s vi tali ty a nd Dora K affenberger, ' 13 F resh man Class fo rce is in the hi g h-min ded , earn est s t uArthur Gilbert, '10 Pbiloma thea n Society dents wh o by t h eir loyalty a nd u nselfis h Ra lph J a ckson, ' 10 Everett Society n ess strive t o pro m ote every legim a t e enDramatic Club Ba rbara Ca rd w ill, ' 10 Francis Gilbert, '1 0 At hen ia n Society ter pri se. U pon their sta n da rd s a nd idea ls Arnold Kuenning, '10 Ciceronia n Society depends th e stand ards o f th e sc h ool. If I sa belle Gabus, '10 Cha irm a n Y. W. C. A. every s tude nt wo uld work for t h a t whi ch Tosepb Goldstein Y. M. C. A. his own convic ti o n s t e lls him i s righ t , o ur Agnes Van Oriel, '10 ~ . C. C. A. sch ools wou ld h ave nothing t o fea r ·fr o m J. B. Dennis, '10 Biological Associa tio n diffi culties a r ising eithe r wi t hin o r w ithT he ti me will never come w hen t he ou t t he scho o l, for it fo ll ows n a tu r a ll y worl d will be a ll conservative or a ll pro- th at i t solves its o w n problems a s th ey g ressive. There will a l ways be s t ruggle, a ri se, w ith good sense an d fa im esa.

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THE :-J O l< :\ I A LTT E T he fl·ding- th :1l ~tll th.: ,.;t u dctlt:< of P eru COn s t itute OtiC hig f<llll i ly h:t ;; oftt· n b ee n co mm ented o n :tn d m o r·<.' oftl'll l' x_pn ic n c.:ci hy tltllSC w lt 11 h<l\·~· h l'l' ll SO h:t p py [~ S to. g a in ndm i ttan.:c t o thi " c h : tt' lll<'d do tn t'!"t ic c rei c. [n addni o n to t h e d <:li g h t ::; o f li \' · i ·tg in s nc h a c om m ttll ity on ~· g-:t i ns hlTC a c ms ti t u<.' tH.: y o f hrot iH:rs r~ nd s i::; t c r s t h at e trl nrcs t h t'<Ht.l!"h n ut lifl·. Oc'-·a s intw lly. i ndct·d , e ,·c n cl o:<<.T n ll i;rn.:c:< h ave bee n k'low n t·o h e fo u n d , hu t t h <.· sc n rc spo r·arlic and nccrl n ot h e <.' Ott nt c cl i n t hc ~<·n cr rtl eTcct. The st a n da r d of t he fam il y li fe i;:, m oreo ver o f a h ig h c t· nnle r. The <tbsc nc c both o r t o b acco s m o l• c o n t he c nmp u s . a nd of execr a ble o d o r·;; nf t he c ig a re t te in th e rl a;:;s r·oo m a r e on ly p lw;;es of t he g en en d mo r a l at m o;; phc r c . C lea nli\' ing. hig h t hinkin g, per ;;istc n t as pi r·a t io n s aft e r be tt er thin g s , fi n d exp r essio n :-tn rl e n c o uragem en t in ho m e , d o r mit o ry. class r o o m a nd ca mpu s, in t h at wo nd e rfu l n oo n-d ay ·praye r-m eeting carr-ied o n d u r in g e ve r y sc h ool d ay fo r man y ye a r s , i n t h e C hri s t ia n Associa ti o n wo rk, a n d i n a ll t he mu l tiplicd ac ti vit ies of v a ri ed s ch ool life. EnYiro nm en t h as m uch t o d o w i th m a ki n g c h <l rac t er . M ay t h ere n e ver b e a n y low<.·ring. of en viro nment a l s t a nd a r d s o f the " b ig fa mi ly" fee ling in o ld Pe nt.

"Little b o y,' ' ::;ai el t he bi g e lectricia n, as h e un pac ked h is t oo l kit, "yo ur m o the r sent fu r me t o fix he r s w i t c h . Wh er e s h a ll 1 find it?" The li ttle b oy ' s eyes g r e w r ou nd . "Sh !" h e w hi s.pe r ed cau t io u sly . " M a mm a d oes n't w a nt eve ~ ybo d y t o kn o w s he wears a s witch , but I g u ess yo u 'll fin d i t ei thcr on th e bt~t·ea u o r o n her head. " Som e mi n ute!" la t er t he s o unq s th a t 'C m a n a t ed from ·the \\:oo d s h·e q 'tol d t ha t t here a re o ther ki n d s o f s w i t che s b esides elec tri cal an d h a ir.

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II Public Opinion II T he de hn t i11g r oom see m ~ to be t he -centJ a l oHice o f t he l n c ~tl w in dja mm ers o rga nizrtli o n .-Nevn r-.1. Be$ t. I a m wo n dering i f th e t r en;;ure rs of t he Ya riou s cln sses a nd o r g a niv-1tion s wo uld be a ble t o li \·e thro ugh i t. if e ver y o ne w o u ld pa y hi s d ues w h en the first ca ll wa s m adc.-B elle Bo lejnc k .

H o r ace (.;rcel v o nce sni rJ , "If a m an hns rea~ud for t ir e ti me of o t he r men , w hy "' he h ave fo r the ir m o n ey? . \V h a t i s s h o u ld t h e d iffl•re nce in t a kin g a m a n 's h o u r a n d t ::~ k i n g hi s fi\·e doll a rs? Th ere a re m a n y m en t o w h o m each h o ur of t he bus ine ss If day i s w o ,·t h m o re t ha n fi ve d o II at·s. " sturlents c oul rl r eme mber t hi s w he n t a lkin g t o t he ir pro fesso r s w e mig ht see them s mile m o re o fte n . -J. B. Dennis. no

Vent rln t i o n . W he re? In C hemistr! ? N o. In Zoology? No. In Ha m le t? No. ? N I Au t h o rs? No. In In P h ysi<.· s. . o. n Co mm e rcia l L a w? Never . W here, th en ? . o n t h e c a m rt ) US · - ElizaI n la r g e qn a n ttes be th E ver so n . L oyal t y is a vir t ue o f n o s ma ll i mport a n ce. We a s Am ericans a re n o t ed fu r o ur loya ly to our co un t y a n d wh)' s h o uld w e n o t . as stu dents of t h e P e ru State No rm a l Sc ho o l be loyal to o ur sch ool a nd st ri ve to m a ke o ur lo y a lty m ean som ethin g t o our school in so me of t h e m a ny p ossi ble w a y s. W hen we go to fo otba ll b aske t ba ll , a n d base ba ll ga mes le t u s sh~ w o u t· lo y a lty by cheering o u r t eam fr o m s t a rt to finis h r ega r d less of t he score a nd a s a m a rk o f courtesy i t w ould n o t b e di sl oy a l to a p plau d a me ritori o us p lay b y a n o ppo nent, bu t i t wo uld be a decided m ark o f d isloyal ty to ch eer ever y pla y o f the opp o n en ts a nd u tte rly d isreg a r d t h e plays m a d e by o ur pla ye rs , perh a p s i n so me cases t hi s mig ht h a ppen


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t hrough tboughtles!::nes~. but let us be -thoughtful a nd sh ow our loyalty to o ur sch ool by supporting it s en terprises .-!:<. 0 . J ackson. Classes begin aud dismiss so m ew h a t p ·omptl y. A cla!:s is scheduled t o begin at nine-fifty and it beg ins a t that tim e n ut ten. Committee mectin.gs, <~ppointments. programs, lectures, ~md entert::~inmcnt s a re scheduled fo r a ddinate time. Now why is it that these d o not sta rt o n tim e? O r, does it me::~ n that a committee to m eet at five fifteen meds at five thirty, a pro gram t o b egi n at seven thirty at eight o'clock? Is such a conrlitio n neccssa rv? Do you not long for a cha nge!' l d o.-Cla rey Nielsen. The senior an nu a l fo r 19 10, t o be l<n ow n in accordance with the custom as the " Peru vian,' ' gives promise o t proving a successful en terprise in every respect. The work is orga nized a n d is progressi ng nicely. Let us n ot forget that thi s i!: o ur publication. The edito rs an d man agers a ppreciate every sugges tion. Ifyou an: no t acquainted wit h t he va rious s taff m e mbers, get in touch , a nd by a ll working together we w ill produce a m emo ri a l o f the school year that will reflect w ith credit upon the institution for an ind efinite period of time.- V. E. Tyler. We live in a dem ocra tic age. The spirit of democracy pervades the ho me the social world, a nd t he school. O~r time in school is so b rief that we shou ld mak e t he m ost of it while we a re here. We sh ould do the best work , make the m os t real friends and create about us the most ha ppiness and good cheer possible. Let us spread this democratic spirit. Let's scatter our bright "good mornings" broadcast. Let us try to become better acquainted wit h ea_eh other. Let us help one another in our t roubles and difficulties a nd let us live down any spi ri t of "snobbishness '' t hat may spring up among us. - Agnes Va nDriel.

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Philoma the a n LE E W . HEIJ F ER;-;.

The prugrams th nwg h the month prccceding t he holidays eaL" h portt·a,ved, fro m a litet·a ry !:t:-o nd p oint , :::orne special s ubject. Th e o n e g iYe n Deec mhL"r third w as o n · •Negro Authors" The mu!:'ic consis ted o flul labiel' a nd old p l ;~nt a ti nn so ngs o f lo ng ag o . T he specia l fca turc throughout wa~ the tribut e to Booker r . Wa~hington a nd Pa ul Law ren ce Dunl.ar. Essays o n li ve~ a ncl wor ks , and reading s, co n sis tin g o f p oe ms by t he !a t tL' r. bro ught to the society a hig hct· conct>pt io u o f the g t·ca tness o f the two men . The n ext wa s a " Sco tti~h " progra m pay ing s pecial tribute t o the li fe a ttd wo rk s of l~ o hert Bu t·n s. A ch o nts co n sis tin g of some t wenty m c m he t·s sa ng th e simpl e so ngs ofOJrl Sco tla nd aud t h e sn r. gs o f •· Bobbie B ll rn s ." An inter ~st in g sketch o f Burn s' life was g iven , while hi s fa mous philoso phical poem . ''A .\!a n' s a Man for a Th a t ", was g iven in cos tume. On the evenigg of December se v e nth a play of o ne act \'1\las gi ven . "Fennel," the story o f Gia nuna, the d aughte r Ferrari ," th e best violinist o f a ll Cremonia. The pathos a nd feeling o f th e play. so well portrayed by the ones t a kin g the various cha racters, caused th e a udie n ce to feel that it was o ne of the best prog r ams g iven during the year. The first progam a fter vaca tion was a musica l o n e. Instru m ent a l a nd vocal solos a nd duets were rend e r ed, a nd combined with musica l readings, furni!'l hed e nte rt a inment for all h aving a t as te for good music. During the business meeting it was decided that the society s houl d purchase new stage-curtains, an d that they be hun g from the ceiling.


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TilE NUl< t\ lA LITE Recently. pt:rh np. :1 ccick n u dl y . two d ocum ent~ of und ouht<:d in ten·s t to Phil o mathea ns from a n hi sto ri c !<landpoi n t lw.n: come into t he p n!<,.;t·s!<ion ., f th e socic:ty . One is t he o ri g in al copy of The .\ni cks o f Inco rporation datc:d Mnt·c h, 25. 1 ~ 70 , a t·cco rd o f t he inco t·pnt·ation C)f th e: socie ty while Ho n orable Gt·orgc E . ll ow;;;rrl was pn: ~ id e n t. The ot h<.:r i,.; the: o ri gi nal rlt·aft o f the first co n st itu t io n :tdoptt:d ely thc socit:ty in 1868. This d ocu ment was accirlen t a lly di sco ,·crcd a t!:o ng hi s papns by H ug h Ot,bb s o f Ucatricc, wh o was prC',::idcnt o f the societ y in 1873 . T hc~c papt·t·s will be pn·se rved in th e hall ,

Everett E II:-;A IIAI{:-;ES.

The chief feature o f t h e e vening o f December tenth was a p a n to mine g iven · und et" th-e direc tio n o f Miss C a rdwell. M iss Best t oo k the p art o f the " w atc hful mothe r" ,Miss E thel R obin so n, •·sweet s ix tee n,' ' Mr. Hurst, ''tbe bas hful lover, " and Mr. Dressler ' t he sma ll b o y.'' The p~•ntom in e was a g reat s uccess, being full of inte res t and action , ea ch characte r presenting his p:trt in a way which was a credit to th e society. An original fo ur act comedy, brimfu l of Chris tma s spirit w as presented on Friday, Dece mber seventh. Mi ss Van Dricl was c hiefly r e po nsible f01· tbe unique a nd orig ina l idea a nd the writing of the comedy wh ich \vas very ente rtaining. The cas t of characters wel"e as follow s : Misses Va n Oriel. F a lter. Henderson; M ess rs. Beck Roberts, and Hoste rman. · On t he evening o f J a nuary se venth a special Geo r ge Elliot program was g iven. Papers desc ribin g h er life a nd writings. readings from this author, toge the r with s~ vcral good 'musical numbe rs were g iYen and · th e p rogr a m was pronoun ced a success by all present. We were especia lly entertain ed by the reading

gin•n by :\Jrs . Nettleton. Thi s w as a c utt ing take n fro m Geor ,ge E lli ot's Anngaard t and w as certainly a n a r t is tic pit•ce o f w o rk as s he prt>se nted it to u s. We g reat!y a pprecia tc r-.1r s. Ne t tieto n 's interes t in o ur socie ty work. fat· she is a l ways g la d to help us ;q nd we a re alw ays assut·ed o f a treat \'.·hen she con se nts to ap pea r on o ut· progrHms.

T h e E,·cr c t t Literary Society h as.Adopted a n o Hicin l pe nn an t . ·1 he colors a t·e c t·attgc a nd bl:•ek t\lld h a Ye been m Hd e up in to a \' cr_y ht·a utiful pt>n nant. The ~rc:at drawback t hat the ba sh etba ll season brings upon Wi lli a m Jewell is t he fa ct that it kills the li tera ry societies a t t he time when they a rc doing their best w o rk. I t is to be hoped that as fe w ga mes as p ossible h ave b{'('n a rra nged for Ft·idfly night. Howe,·et·, as we a r e supposed t o study the ot he r nights , i t leaves no c h o icc.-\Villiam Jewe ll Student . This condit ion is a l so a sad truth in the Norm a l. As t he ga.nes are a ll p layed a fter societ y howe ver, let us m a k e a special, united effort to support b p th loyitlly.

Athenian, FRA NCES GU.UER'I'.

At the m eeti ng of December fo urth the Ciceronian boys invit~d the Ath eni a ns in to list en t o their debate. Severa l of their debaters being a bsent, others w ere ap· p ointed in their places. ·The de b a te 'vas hig hly entertaining, and the b oys proved their ability in extempor.1ncot1s deba ting. Thursday evening, December sixte~_nth, the Athen ians were royally .en_t erta ined by the m, ember s of the Cice'i-6· n ian deb ai:incr I. b society. One of t he fen tures of the 'enter· t fl inment was a car~oon of each me mber of t h e Ath enian socie ty, representing s o me few characteri s ti cs o f each person . After a warm w elcome by t h e pre~ident , we list· coed with interest to a deb a t e, t he question b ei ng, "Resolved th a t women should not h old property." Those on the affirJ.t


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ali ve \Vtre A. ]. S tocld;nrl and George Gowin, o n the negati,·e J osa ph Go lrl s tein :-~ncJ Edison Pe ttit ( 1t t a kes boys to disc u::s in a n entertaining manner t he quest io n s w hich pertain to the ri g hts of women . ) After this s ho rt program the company was sen·ed with ex t·ellent refreshments o f ice cream a nd wnfers. And as we know tha t even goorl t hings mu..;t co me to a n enrl, so a lso did th1 s pleasa nt evening come t o a close at a late ho u r , noel -the Ath enia n s departt'd, vnting the Cicero nian boys as r oy al entertainers .

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Ciceron ian ARNOLD K UENN I NG.

Extemporaneous debating ha s heen the t he or.i~r r>f th ~ d:tv 10 t1.: Ci.:err>nian so ciety and it h:ts proven t o be n o t on 1y pleasant hut a lso profi table. It h as h een sv successful tha t mos t of the memhers are able to speak int, lligently a nrl flu ently on ordina r y questions, fi)r i t h as g iven them the power of thinkin g on their feet hefo re an auciience a nd a t the same time appearing at ease. Whi le it ~ as not g iven us a very dee p insight into the a rt o f debating, it has given us more confideo~e in ourselves, a nd afforded us a great deal of amusemen t .

A miner wh o was s uffering with dyspepsia one day consulted a docto r a nd to o k bis pres~ption t o a druggist to be m a de up. ''Well how much?'' said t he miner . w hen the prescription was finis hed. "Lets see," said tb e druggis t. "Its a dollar ten for the medicine, and fifteen cents for the bottle. That makes-'' He hesi t ated, afraid be might b a ve forgotten something, and the m iner said impatiently: Well, hurry llp, boss. Pot a price on the us know the worst.''

a k and let

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P rof. L . D. Sc h e re r n·,.; ig n n tion a>' rlir·ce tor o f ph y~i cal tn1inin g was <~c c<:>pt cd a t the recent b oarrl m eeting. Pr·ofessor Scherer is now assisting D1·. Sar ge nt of H arvil rd Unive rsi ty. He ha s man y frie 0 d s in Peru w h o wis h him g •·eat success in his new position. Prof. X. C. Scott o f C levelan d, Ohio, h as been secured to take charge of ath letics n ext semester. He comes to 'u s w ith very hiuh rcco mmend a tiotJs a nd is n o t only an b ex pe•· t in this work , but a n enthusias t as well. $

Midland-Peru, The basket b a ll season opened h e re oo December 17, th e t ea m fr o m M idl a nd Colltge, Kansas, going down in d efea t b efore the fa st Peru team . Our boys were so me what h a ndicapped, t h e game hein g p layed under the intercollegiate rul es, with w hich they were not fa mi lia r, in s p i t e of this th ey did good work and p layed fa st b aiJ


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from sta r l to fi ni ~h . On t· o f t he fo rw a r ds. \V rig h ts m n n o f la~t ye: 11· ' ,.; te a m, w as o u t o f t he gnm c on a ccount of :1 11 injur·.·d foot , bu t ''Red " Sc h ott ~ t e p pe d in :tnrl til led t his place wit h c •·..-di t. Bt·c k w as ea sil y t he s tm· of t l11: e' c nin g Fi nal sco re. Pt· ru 51 , Midl n nd 28. T hl' li nc-np w a s as fo llows: I"' EII U

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Witb tb~ Class~s II Senior. E Ll ZA D E Tl-1 CU RRY.

I a m t hinkin g o f y ou t o-d a y . I \\'ill be t hinking of yo u to-m o rro w , I sha ll st ill wish yo u h a ppines s ; a nd so o n clen r t hru n\1 t he ye::t r . r m a y n ot he a ble t o tcll you a hou t it eve r y d ay but t h at mnk cs n o rliA(: renc<·: The t hn11 g h t will he t he re jus t the sa m e . \\ he nc\·e n j 0y o r s ucce ss c n nws t o y nu it will m a ke me ,e;ln d. -Hc nry V:tn Dy ke .

On th e ni g ht o f Dl'ec mber· 3, th er e t oo k pla ce in the n o rmal g y mnas ium o ne o f th<: mos t intere stin g e \'c nt s o t t he yea r. O ne o f the feat u n •s o f the t:\·enin g 's cn t e r t;-,inment wa s a fo o t ha ll ga m e representing th e P eru No rmal a nd Ya le U ni ver sity. The g ame was p la yed a ccording t o t he 1920 rules . Two o f Pcru ·s m en we re di s abl ed in t he: first h a lf, on e h a d hi s hair rum ed up and the other h av in g a s p ec k of du s t o n hi s co a t. Ya le s uffc·re d n heavy p en a lty in th e second h a lf, o n e o f he r m e n h::t ving lo o hd cross ly at t he umpire. The ga me was in ter es tin g a nd hea rt s h a ttering throu g hout. Final score was five t o fi ve in Peru ' s favor. After t he ga me a n inte rest in g field meet to o k pl act·, in whic h t he Juni o r s too l< firs t place a nd the fa cu l t y second . Bus t er Barnes s t a rred for th e Juniors , w in nin g point after p oin t. P r o fc sso1· Delzell w a s th e facul ty 's s tar a nd P r ofesso r O verholt w ::ts chief s pe cta t or. Mis s W ehrs w a s the ~hcif contest a nt for th e seni o r s , but o wing t o a deficiency in the mind s o f th e judg es , was un::tble to sco re m a ny points. After the meet , de li cio u s re fres hmen ts were served a nd eve r y body went home ju s t a s the lig hts " w unked," d eclaring they h a d s pent a most enj oyab le e vening.

Some •.vho h ave fini shed t h eir work a nd ha ve b een in a.t ten da nce fo r the r equire d number o f week s arc: Fern B r o wn , L eola · Frauce, Gr a ce H a rm a n, Bessie L o n g fellow. Mary Ne votny. Olive Th o mpso n, Irene T y le r, Rosa Ba n l<s, Wilh elmina R eckard , Mollie S udik , H o mer Wrig ht sman.

Thing s d o n ' t turn up tn thi s •vodd un less someb o d y tum s th em up.

An o ccasio n lo ng to b e remembered a s one of the j o lli est of th e sc ho ol-year was that of Saturnay evenin g , J a nuary 18. wh en the Tra ining De pa rtm ent enter tain -

L et thc>:e fe w w ord s h e t he Ne w Year \\'i sh o f eac h Seni o r t o e ver y o t her Senior . I<ega rdl ess o f Mr. S t o d :1a rd ' s ea rnes t 1·equest tha t n o ne o f th e St'ni ~rs s h o uld fail t o retun1 a f ter t h e h olirlays b eca use o f acc eptin g so me positi o n a>: schoo l-ma ' a m or hou se-k efper or an y thin g else e qu a ll5' temp t in g, w e miss so me fsuni li a r faces since our retum. Still o ther s expect to go a t the cl ose of.the semest er. Mr. G o rd o n Beck ha s accepted a g ood pos iti o n as princ ipa l of one of the w a rd schools in W a hoo. Miss Win o na Pro pe r is s oon to take a position in the g rammar departm ent of o ne of th e Lincoln school s . We hea 1· th a t Mis s Mamie B a rnhart is emplo y ed in a bank a t Loui sville.


TilE :'\O!O IJ A L ITE eo th e Se ni ors a nd a ll o th e r teac hing in t ht: p r nctice sch n o l.

!Hud ~ nl s

Pic tures and o the r a r t is tic d ecoration s ga ve the socit: ty h a lls a m os t h o m elik e appea r a nce. Whe n th t: g ues t s h a d nssc m h led , a ll go t in to li ne f11r t he g r a nd m a rc h wh ich was lt:d by Pro ft:ssor R o u se a nd .'vliss Ellis. At i t~ c lo s e t ht: lines s epa r a t ed, o ne g o ing into Evc:re t t , a n d t h e o t h t:r into P hi lo H a ll . E ach cro wd ente red in t o th e ga m es with a n ea g e rn ess a nd zes t h a r d lv cxccllt: d by kindergart ent:r:~ . Ther e w ns- n o t im e t o g e t ti red or dro p out for o n e ki n d o f am usement w a s fo ll owed by a n o th C' r e:jually As in teres ting. so well h a d t h e en terta inm ent b een ph111n ed . Even the so bt:r o nes could n o t p u ll th eir

f~ces d o wn t o tht p ro p er a ng les, wh en

t 1me ca m e t o ha v~:: · p o r t ra i t s' ' t a k en . n n r c >uld th e ~l'l f-pnsscssed " s ave th em se lves'' when put to the t est. T h e tra in in g o f the m ilit.a r y depa r t m en t w a s well d isp la yed at ttm ~s, a nd ' ' vis-a-v is" g nve a mple Op · po r t umty fnr practice in fi ll ing v aca u ci< s o I !'h or t no tice. Cla rence How ie ga ve se vera l sel('c li o n s the p ia n o , w hich a ll appr ecia t ed a nd COJ OJed . 0:1.

. Thr o ug h t he la tt!'r part o f t he e veni n g , h g ht refres hm en ts were ser ved in the h a ll way w hich w as fitt in g ly deco r a ted . S ev- · era ] o f t he hig h-sch ool girls presid ed a t the punch bowl. I t was in deed evident t h a t t he bes t they cou ld d o w as n o ne t oo g ood fo r the Tra ining Depa r t m en t, a nd b efo re lea vin g a ll joined in a h ear ty c heer o" a p precin: ti o n . T he m erry-m a kin g closed wit h t h a t song ever appropri a t e o n s uch occasio n s "The P a le Blue a n d Th e White."

Resolutions of Sympathy, W hereas God, in His infi nite w 1s dom h as seen fi t to t a l<e from t his eart h tet His home in h eaven , t he m o th er o f o u r estee m ed dassmatf', Lewis Ga r ey, Therefore, be it r esolved t h a t we, the

m cm h ers o f the Se ni o r cln ss , ex tc n rl t o him Our s in ec 1·es t sy mp at h y in hi s h c l eO VCm e n t, :1 nd commend h i111 t o th e ca r e u f t he Almi g ht y r- ~t tht:r \\' h o dol·t h a ll th ings w e ll. Be· it fur th(' r resn l n·d t lwt H cn py o f th ese n •so lu t inn s h e se n t to i\l r . G a rt:y an d p u b li s h (: d in the N n nn al it l' . C u 111 mi t l C'l', G ..:e~ . E . c ,\ :\II ' IIE L L, [ ;-.;r-:z \V .\ t.: II TEL,

D. 11.

\V E JJ E IL

Ju nior , C ll t\ I< LES -:.10 1 J.TE;-.;.

The Jun io r P a rty. Dece mber, l lth , 1 !)09 , The [uni ors. o f n ld P eru , Spe~t Chr is t mas in t h e good o ld w ay Ju st as t h ey usc·d to do.

Down a t t he "Gy m ,'' at eig h t o'c lo cl< T hev t r ooped in, o t the door; Each Jun io r wore a brig h te r s m ilt>, T ha n h e'd ever w o re befo re. The fa m o us B. A. co mmi ttee, H ad g iven us each a na u te, Yon mig h t be a Schlagelmilich Or a Hogg, ' t w as a ll t h e same. Yo u h u nted for y o ur s isters, Yon hun ter! for yo ur brot he r!!, And h ome less lit t le ch ild re n Were b unti ng fo r t he ir m o t he r s. An d now t he t ime fl ew s w iftly, Fo r each h a d learn ed t o k n o w , His fellow Jun ior s be t ter Tha n h e d id a n ho u r ago. Now fo r the fi na l con test! Yo u ]mo w y o ur n eig hbo r 's n a m e , But here' s yo u r class-roll, Junio r s, Do you kn o w fr o m w h en ce h e cnme? Yo u may t a ll< o f fi r es o r races, When you can ' t be s till a m in u t e, But this was real excitemen t , F o r who w o uld w in t he pen nan t? A Norma l pennant was offered To the one, w ho guessed the most, Of a ll t he; ho me-addresses Of this lm o wledge-seeking h ost. Ruth Wo rtman was t h e w in n er, The Junio rs cr ied "Hur r a h!" The Class p enn a nt wen t, a s second , To Miss Sher wood, So uth Omah a.


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Father of u s a ll , and to llis protecting -ca re we earnestly c o mml·nd ou1· be re aved s ister.

En•r_vbody list,·n1 l\ow .lun irll·!"·, if ynut· g n nd, Sa n ta Claus will C<ll ll <: tn yn u, For "Stcph<·ns" ~ aid , he ,,·ould.

MRS . Lti'NIE SNETH E N .

Away fr om the :Xonhen1 n :ginn!', Cam e Sa nt a wit h his pa.:k. An d, yes, a Sout h P ol.: Sant a Cla u s. Stopprd o fT, 0 11 h is j ou na:y, h n r.:k.

Wi t h s t ockin g!', filkrl wit h ca ndy, 'Tis to-n ig h t t hr.: J un i or ~ s hin<:, A m er ry Cht·istm •ts, t o each a n d a ll, J u n iors of l 909. ET n E t.

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AII:NA F LETCHER, HELK.'< 8.\ CK tm.

Committee. S ophomore. EDN.-\ SHARP.

Ro urssns.

T he J unio r ran); f; :-t • ·~: all fi lkd s i ne~ v:-tca t io n a nd C \"\: t·y h(ldy h ack at t h<..· o ld s t a nd . Th <' Juni or cl asses of t h e P er u ;111 d Kem·n<'y No r ma ls exc h a nged C lu·is t mu s nn d .1\t:W Yc<t r s g r.:e t ings. R esol utio ns of Sy mpa thy . In t hat deep sorrow has come to o ur cla:-sm atc Miss E t hel E. M e clley t hro u g h t he lo ss of h e r bt·oth er , t h e c lass of 1 9 11 o f t he Pe r n S t ate No rma l exte n ds i ts profo un d sym p at h y. a n d w it h thi s sympat hy it rxp resses the s in cere h ope t lt n t th e loss o f Hbmt h e rs love_m ay b e nplaced hy a rlecpet· tru st in t h e love and ca re of t he H eave nl y Fa the r. As d <~ssm at<'s we mu tu a ll y s h a re t hi s g rea t son ow a n d freely t ake u p t he b u r den of g rie f whic h h as come to he L Co mmittee. PAU LI NE A ll EN, HAROLD M.. STE PHE:-IS, A NNA FE HLMAN .

In the l oss s u s t a in e d h y o ur c lassma t e , Miss Ann a Ma rmet, thru the dea th o f h er father , t h e ] unio •· class o f th e P e ru S t a t e Normal w r ite in a n ex pressio n o f profo u nd symp a th y. T h rice thi s y<·a r h as th e h a nd o f death bro u g ht so rrow t o o ur r a nk s , a nd ~v hil c he i s a p ower we ca nn ll t co mba t , w e.at least feel more d eeply th e force of his assult, a nd sh are m ore ge ner ously th e b urd en o f sorro w h e imroses. J.\11 01·e p o t ent th a n h u m a n h elp is th e h el p of the

M ISS GHACE

CULBEH'l:SoN

OUR AIJVI SER

The Soph o m o re penm10 ts ha ve comt! a u d o,ve h ope s oon a ll th e Soph o m o res w ill h a ve th em . At a meetin g whic h was h eld i n Miss .C ulbertso n' s r ooms We clnesda y a ftern oo n , Deo.:ember 22, t he Soph omores enj oyed a pleasa nt socia l ga therin g , a t whic h time t hey were lre.t t ed to can dy by th ei r a d vist·r . The Sophom o res presented t heir adviser. M iss C ul ber tson , w ith a very p r et ty t oilt>t se t fn r C hri s tm as. T he Sop homo res are a ll back a fter t heir v a o.:atio n an d we h ope t hey wi ll g ive tiK ir ye lls occasi o n a ll y in clu1peln ow.


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Freshman Notes. MAllY

I.

CRAIG .

Dt:!>pite the severe sn ow-storm Fn•shmen <t il returned promptly a nrl took up the work of the fir>'t wl"eks o f the ~c w Ycn r ::t nrl th e last wetks o f the ::eml.'sle r with a New Yea r 's n:solu t in n tn m nke it ~ ht: be·:t wo rk th ey h nvc ev<:r done.

Trainer's :\gri<:ulturc dur·ing Professo r \V cl'ks ab~cnce at th -: Linco ln Corn ~ h ow . i\ li ~s E1 hel Kr~· id e r nf Cht·ycnn c Co unty and 1\-li >'!'- Benln1 0 :1rr it t of P il'rce Cou n ty h an: (• n t('n·rl the Trninmg cb1ss

Miss Cul bertson l:oughl th e t.: l:1s,.: in

L~:t-

Jnst befo re sepa r ating fo r the Chri,tm::ts Holid ::~ys. the Class asstmbl~:d o ne t•ven-

ing and ma rched to the home of Professo r Cornell for t he pu rp·>se of presenting him with a Christmas gift as a ~li ght token o f our lo vt· An d e~tet:m fo r him. Afl~:r•spt· nrl­ ing a pleasnnt soci a l h ou r we di s per ser! with tht: "Mt-rry Christ m as" of our , l'lass adviser and his wife ringin g in o ur cars. Saturday eveni ng. December 1 m embers of the F reshm a n C lass wended tht·ir WHJ to Eve rett Ha ll in search o f th a t Christmas goorl-chtt"r which they ha d he<1rd said was ~tea ling about. Did they find it? Indeed t hey tlid , a nd a ft er spe nding a very pleasa nt evening enjoying it and lwcomiug be tter acq u ainted with o ne another they a ll trooped ho me again, each one taking a good ly sha r e o f this same priceless gooucheer with tbem.

l\IRS ELI XADETH <.:: RA\\'FO RD OUR AD\'IS ER

ter Writing du ri ng Mrs. C r a wfo rd a b sence

Trainer.

at O' Nea l, Nebras k a.

L U Ll; DAY.

Did yot1 bear the Trainers yell o n the way h ome vacation time? Huga ha! huga hal Norm a l Trainers, raw, raw , raw. Watch us shine. Sec us pass. We are the Nor mal Training Class.

Miss Stark an d Miss ~ear a re teachin g since the h olidrtys. We regret that Miss Claypool is un able to return to school on acco unt o f a severe accident in which she was seriously bu rned, but at this writing her recovesy is fa v. o r able.

Mr. Russel Whitfield has charge of the

M iss R o lli vagou h as finis hed the Trnin ers co urse a nd is teaching s in ce the h o lidays.

In a vi llage in C o unty Lim e ri c k a s o r· r owful yo un g m an went a lo ng to th e local undert a kers to order a co ffin for hi s fath· er . "Dear m e,' ' said the und er taker, " 1 didn't kn ow poor o ld Pat was dead." "No , he's n o t d ead yet," replied the m ou rning rel~tive, "but he ' ll die t o night, fo r the doctor says he can't li ve ti ll m orn· ing, and be knows what he g a ve him. "


T H E NU J.{ i\ IA LIT E

and Mi ss Std ln :\ k:-\:nc·. ' 1 0. cntenn int·d hc 1• fa t her from \ ' alt- n ti tll.: :'>l~·bt·. Jnnunry 6. M iss Ru lcl ing. qf L y<' n ><. ~cbt· .. h :t!'i e nt en ·d the juni o1· c l:t ss :- in cc the Ch t·istnws re~:ess.

M r . \V :::~ yn c Rt·nnt'tt of i{n n cl<)lph , n·ccnt ly spl·n t a fi:- w cla;·s \·is it ing hi s s i:- tcr , :\11i ss l.<.• o t·a Ben nn r. Rcgis t rn r I' 0 0 \·(-rh n lt. a n rl :\1 rs 0\'(' J'hollt wen t t o Om: t h:t Dcccmlwt· 16. l n nt t end t hc wed d ing 11f :\ l e Ov<: d JOlt's ntt'CC. Mr. M o01·c. o f DeW itt. fo n11 er s t nr CHt che r in .Lhc Uon nc Colh·ge b n ~eball tea m , has rec<:n tly n ·g istl·t·ed in t h e se ni or cla ss. M i:::!'i Mn b cl Br unet·, o f the seni o r c lass, w ent t o O mll h a on Mon cl uy. J n nu a r y 1 0. t o see t he pl ay, i\1a c b l't h , g in:n by tiJ<: Ro ber t M an tel le C om pa n y. The m ot he r o f b as bee n ill fo r so cember 10 . Mr. ho me but a rr iv ed d ea t h .

M r . L e wi s Garey w ho long passed n. w ay Ot'cGa rey wa s s umm o n <:d t he m o rnin g afte t· h e r

Mis!-' Win o n a P 1·opcr, o f Nclwn s k a Ci t y , w h o w il l fi ni s h he r wor k a t t he Nonn a l thi s semester, ha s b een elec t e d t o t each t he eig hth g nHl e in o ne o f t he best w a rd sc hools in Li n co ln . \o\1o r d reac hes u s f1·om S upe r inte n den t Dill o f Wil b er t h at M i ss Ro h acek ' 11 , w h o has 1·eecntly t a ken clu 11·g e o f t h e seco nd g ra de, is d o in g splend id w o d < a nd k eeping up t he u s u a l goo d record o f Peru tc~t c h er s .

' M iss Ger t rude T y le r ' 0 9 o f Au bu rn , w h o is t eachi ng at Crawfo r d, s pe n t J a n u a t·y 8-10 wi t h be t· brot her a nd sis t e r o f the senio r class. M iss T y le1· is h a vin g a vacati on o n account af sc urlct feve r qua re n t ine in Cr aw fo r d .

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P~rsonals 1\ lis!'cs L ucile L an f01·c! n nd H nzel Reed Auhu n 1. !'pent Oecc m bl'r 1 8. wit h H elen C nlcma n and :\1 abel G us t afso n . Till' hig h sc h oo l assembl y roo m o f t be No r ma l has heen co m pletely r efinis her! by fn~ ;:cfl i ng t he w a lls a nd 11 0 \'! pn:.,sen t s a Yc t·y att r ac ti ve appeara nce.

Coach Bn rn t'tt had H t \\' o W('e k'~ trip t hro ugh t he <:a;;t du rin g t he C hri s tm as reces~ . Yi~iting ~ mi t h so ni n n I ns ti t ut<: tn Wash ingtnn, D C . a n d fri<:nd s a t Ne \\' Yo rk Ci tv. S u pe r in t e n de n t J . A. . 1-:ast\\'ood '0 9, <t n d l\ 1is::; Allie OH \· is of Stella, b r o ug h t t he ir high sch ool rlebater s to t h e No r m a l ju st afte1· t h e ho licl tys, to ga t h er m a t eri a l fr o m o ur librw·y fo r th eir inter sch o las t ic ·de b ates. o~v i n g to the co n tin ued da mp w ea,ther t he wes t t un nel of the Peru coal min e ca \·ed in and o b s t ruc ted t he run nin g of t he coa l ca r s. The e xcessi ve cold weather so inc reased the dem a nd for coal th a t w o rk co mm e nced immed iately o n a new t un nel.

Mrs. Wa ll ace , sec reta r y of the Na t io n a l 'N o m en '!< C h1·is ti a n T em pera nce Un ion ,. s poke at unio n s t:r vices o t the Y. M . a nd Y. W. C. A. Janu a r y 9, and led de v oti o n a l exe rc ises a t co nvoca tion J a nu a ry 10 . Mrs. W a ll a ce is a sister o f t he noted Bis h <•P H a 1·tzell of Afr ica . T he senio r class ~v as del ightfully ~n ter­ t a i ned, j a nu a 1·y 9, by S uperinten dent E. L.Ro u se a ncl the t eac hers of th e trainin g dep a rtment , Mi!'scs Lall y , K r ebs, C hri st ia n , K elly , M ut z a nd H osm er. E veret t a nd Philo H a lls were el eg~ n tel y deco r ated a nd fo rm ed two bea u t i ful recep t io n r oo ms fo r t h e occasio n. An even ing of pleasa nt e nter tainment w as enj oyed by a ll p1·esent. ' •


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Prof.J. W.Sea rson was called to-Gra ncle Isla nd J anu a r y 9 . by the seri o us illness of his father. Bo n .

J.

J.

T ooley,

of

Ansdmo,

recently a ppointed a s a member o f the Normal board, will be remembered here as a n ncti ve educa ti o n n I worker ai)d for many years as treasurer of the State Teachers' Associa tio n. Mr. To0ley i!' at present cas hi er o f th e bank at Anselmo . A few intimate friends of Miss Bessie L ongfellow entertained her a t a fa rewell party, J a nu ary 13. An evening o f delig hHul enj oyment w as s pent with Profe!'sor and Mrs. Weeks as chape rons. Miss Longfellow left for Shelby, Nl"braska where she has been elected ton p osition in the seveth ~ nd eig hth grades. Superintendent A. L . Cavinc!:'s o f F a irbury visited Per-ti. •Ja nn ary 7 , as a g ues t of Professor W. N. Delzell. While h ere Mr. Caviness selected several teac hers for Fairbury schools. Mr . Caviness is generally known over the s tate as president of the largest a na best State Teach ers' AssociatiOn Nebraska ever had. The Scbonlmaster 's Club a nd Superintendent'Band Principals' Associaticm held a joint meeting in Lincoln , J an uary 13, and 14. A j oi nt banqnet w a s held o n Friday evening with Superinten dent Fred Hunter of Norfolk as t oastmaster. President Crabtree and Pr ofesso rs Searson, Rou se, and Brownell wete in atten dance from Peru. Several painful accidents h ave occurccl r ecently on account of the slipper y wallts and snowy hillsides. Miss Annettia Smithers fell on the icy walks near t he Baptist church a nd broke her arm . A few days later she fell again break ing th e ot h· er arm. P hillip Rouse while coasting down Stan ley Hill was thrown from his sled an d broke his collar b one as a result.

H a r o ld Earl .\tl cd lc:y, bro ther· o f Ethe Med ll"V of the Juni or· cla~s . dicc.l recent ly at t h e u nrted StatP.s Na,·y hospitn l e~ t Broo klin . The b o dy wa!' bro11ght h orne fo r huricrl. Mr. Mcdly lw d b ee n i n the U ni~ ed S t ates N:t \")" tw o ;rnd o ne half years. Pres id l" nt an d Mrs . Cra bu·ee were at h o me t o t he m ern h e r s of t he f;wulty , Janua ry 12. Th e fi rs t p a r·t o f thl· cyen ing was ~pen t in con ,·c r ~a tion . During- t he co urse o f th e e vening. Mrs. l '. B Cornell d eligh ted her he a n ·r s w ith se vera I r n re selecti ons a nd Mi~~ Mi ldrerl Butler a lso c ha rm ed the gues ts wi t h her most excellent readings Lig ht n ·fr cs hm t"n ts were se n ·«>d before the g uests departed . , . Fro m the seril"s o f pn·li rnin a r y ckbnte$ which en ch·d J an11ury 22. t he fo llow ing were c h osen t o n:p res t·n t tl-> c ~choo l in t he coming intcr st;r tc dcb;rte!': M a iJe l Banks, Wa usa; Belle Bolcj:rcl< , Humbo l dt; Mnbel Bruner , Ra nd o lph ; Ira Cronk. Salc.:m; J. B, Dennis, Peru; Anna F eh lm a n, F>cirbury; Ma r t h a Gi ltne r , M a disnn ; J oseph Go ldstein, Da w~on ; George Go,v in Oma ha; Joy E . M o rgan, Upldncl; Audub o n Neff. Rural Rdrea t, Va.; Winifred Pl·rkins, Mullen; Edison Pettit, Peru; C. J . S kinn e r, Peru; A. J . Sto ddard, Auburn ; U . H . W t-ber, Ba rn es t o n . Resolutions of Sympathy, We, t he student b o dy and facu lty p f the Peru State Norm a l Sch ool, in vi ew of the deep affi icti on t h a t hall befa llen o ur est eemed friend and fell ow worker, P r o fessor J. W. Sea rs on , in the dea th of a be]o ,•ed and h o nored fath e r , extend to him and the berea ved famil y o ur sincere symp· atb y in this hour o f sorrow, trusting tha t s uch expression of ou r . sympath y m ay in some degree lighten th e burden of grief. C o mmittee. H . BROWNELL, • AN NE M. GosHEN , • GRA CE CULBERTSO>', DELIA TARTSCH, GEORGE GOWIN.


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L. L. Eells

CARDS

DR . N. S.

HARAJAN, A. B. • D . D .S.

GRADUATE

DENTIST West Side of Court House Square South Auburn, Nebr.

DE!:.NT I ST

OF'F'IC E O VER C O R 'l" R DRUG STORE OF'F'ICE PH O " E 2 7 RE S IO EN CE ?HONE 12

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SHELLHORN,

Resid ent Fi rst house N. ot Mrs. Kino s. Phone 6. Office 0 11 ground floor i n rear - of A. L. Carmen's Store. PHONE 31 PER U, NEBRASKA

]. W. Robb, Optician .Ruburn,

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Offtct with Dr. l)arrls

F 0 UN D!

PAIR~HILD,

PHYSICIAN AND

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SURGEON

OFFI'E OVER BANK

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• . • • C. C. ROSS, Proprietor. •• •• PERU

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We would like to show you our Watche11, Clock s, J e welry, Sih•erware,

novelties to cbinaware, cut Gla!!i and Suellll. We sa ve you t 011 ruun talo Pens. 'l'~ll s store willl(IVe you just what. you buy. ask your teaeh· era about us. Our special 1\ale Is 365 days in the ~ea r . W e alway~ r.ry our best to give satisfaction. Wo repair Watches. Fountain Pens, Combs. Pin s, Ohl\los. Rlu~s and make a specialchar~te a. uniform price of 7:'\ cents only.

ty In duvllcntlng spectacle lenses for which we

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PERU: NEBRASKA

We keep cl osed ou Sunday

Your Optical Defects Ca.n be relieved by the a id of properly fj tted len ses a nd I w ill he pleaRed to diag-nose your optical rlefectR H,nd d~monstrato t.be benefits aCI!I'Ut->d from t he Uf'IH Of leufiel'l g'I'OUDd to SUit ,VOlll' rPqnirPrnentR. ~Jy RP.rvic:e is accurate and the ehar~e is rea F~nnabiP. E_yP.s tP.-t.Pd free. J EWELER REOISTERED OPTICIAN OR AND HOTEL BLOCK

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THE

FEBRUARY, 1910


~Royal

Tailor Easter Suit -at $16 -to $35

Think of it-a chance to have the most famous tailors in the world build your Easter g-arments in their great Chicago or New York shops-build them to your measure in a cloth of your own selection-at the bare eosts of ordinary ready mades. But that ian't all. You get a guarantee with the garment of all wool-all fit-all aatisfaction-or you need not accept the auit or pay one penny for it.

F. N. MAR.T IN Peru, Nebr.

SPRING GOODS ARE RAPIDLY COMING IN. SEND FOR ONE OF OUR SPRING CATALOGS.

MILLER & PAINE


mali t¢ VOL. IV.

PERU. NEBRASKA, FEBRUARY, J9JO.

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It wa s rlu1·i ng a stlllltll~T ,· ac~t tio n that the writ\T, o n h"anl <ttt~· of t hL· H:nltlingLim· St\' :1111\'I'S, ~ct ~a il fnlln Long u~·ach. 'California. fo r S mtt a Catal ina blan d As the vcssd S\\'ung fnHn its mo c11·i n g s "l'\'~ 1-­ .;:tl hunrlr<'-d S111·f l> a thl't·s \\'\'1'<.: t o><sing in the foam in g \\'<1\'CS whih: a lat·g er n u nt hc l· {)f m u r<· timid ones ha ste n-e d to s afl"r <ttHi rten; o n the sa n dy IJc ach Sonn th e :-hore was gn >win g dim tht·ough th e d en se .spra y f1·om the inl'es ~ nnt action o f t he \\'hitc<:nps whic h scl'm cd to c ha ;:c nn e an{)th er acrc•ss th e bri n y (h:cp To th e w est, thro ugh the lig h t of a s ummlT' s s un set could be seen the outlines of t h e lofty rugged roc\; s which c nn s t itnte the prin cipa l part of th{.- is ln n rl . O n ly thn·e h ou1·s run and we drop anc h ot· in t he beau ti ful bny o f Av<tlon; f1·om h er<: we were tai,en t b the wharf by a s m n ll c1· vesse l n n cl so o n found comfo r table quarters at one of t h e m:uty .:omm o di o us hotds for wh ich tlw v ill age of Al'ul o n is not ed. T he isla nd is ahoul t \\'C n ly m iles long an d contain s fort y thou s and <H:res. Avalo n , a lx ·autiful little s umm e r r eso rt, is t he principal se ttlement on the i~ l an d. The land is la rgely bar re n e x cept w h en! i1-ri g a. tion has cau sed to grow p 1·ofu :<ely a semit ropical vegele~ti<>11. Th e climate is d eli g htful a n rl the templ' r a ture is mo1·e u niform than on the main land. Of the m;111y

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iHtl'l'estin g things to bt: fou nd here the stn rly of marine li fe by me~m s of a glassbotto m b oa t surpassl-s them all. The d~·pt h to \\'hi<:h o n e may reart ily s<.c a nrl s t ud y the \' a ri o us f0rms of life is rea ll y rent ~trku b le. The p1·ofnsio n of kdps, rock \\'Ccds, uh·a., a nd sea \\'eed s at a depth \';ny in g f1·om t wenty-fi\·e t o on-e hun dred feet , like a. g iganti c fo rest tempest tossed. sways bnek a n d forth w hile co un t less nnmb<.TS of bright c•>lored fish da rt hi t her and t hith e 1· in quest o ffood or pursued by 'C 11Ctllies. Limpets, bar nacles, a nd numero u s gasttTopocl s, a mon g which curio u s li t t le c.-a bs play hi de-a n d-seek , help .to m ake up t h at wond et·-world ot t he deep. The "Sea l Rocks ," located abo ut t wo miles fr o m Avalon , a1·e h uge boulders e le\'ated slig htly above hig h tide; great num be1·s o f hn i r sea Is frequent t]:Jese rock s a nd may be sc(•n anv time ~f day b~sking in t h e s un s hine. As the boat approaches ' the s<.· als , one by o ne flound ·,' r to a s uitable positi o n t hen dive head lo ng into th e water. Some o f t hese se nls IJHvt· heco m~ so tame that t hey c11ter the bny an d j o in t he bathe r s a lon g the bench . An interes t ing li ttle aq u arium h as b een con s tructed ncar t he beach at Ava lo n in which are exhibited the principal marin e fo1·m ~ of fauna and flor a . The aq ua rium i s co n s tHntly s uppli ed w ilh wate r from


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ll"ic bay rn soch qunrrtitie~ as t l> rn ~ un: wholc~ome condition:; fo r a ll the li ving forms. The expcmr m rm1intaining !'m:h :111 exh ibit iS Vt:r_y great htl'l fl i,; sni d th ;l t the cntrnnct: ft:c~ nn: ample 11 ~ kt·ep tq> th t.> - finances After having mar!~: a n int~-re-t i ng c;olkc.t ion nnrl :rfttr tald ng ~t: Vt:nt~ CXL"trr~ion s 11n 1he ghl~s - l}ottom hoat the wr iter n :rurned w ith many p lt:a s ant impn~!; !' i n ns nf this lnnd U>ward th~t goi.ng duwn nf the ,.un.

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"Lest We Forget" There COffil' times in the li n~!': o r ins titotfOil!' as \\•t:ll ns in the li ves of indi virluals when impulse mu!'t he res trained. Our Al. maMatcrha s su ffcredagr. nt lMs in t he removal nf Pre!<ident Crahtr~:e from its presiclcncy . His a loss to ou r organi7.urion in a douhle !<en!'e, in that it invoh·es one of oor members, one of whom we have heen and are yet prond, and in t ha t it ~eri­ ou::.l_v endangf'rs the progress and wdfHre nf our Alma Mnter. We regret thi-s action and our sy mpathies go out to President Crabtree. As faithful children of our parent school we most, however, consider h~r welfa re :\s loyal brothers a nd sis tc:rs to our derosed fel1ow a lum nus, we must consider his desire!, for n ow, as in the days o f prosperity, his wishes a re svn onvmous with her welfare. He says: "Let u; si mpl y J.l llt forth greater effort and prevent whHt might otbrr wise be a back act to tht! school. Count on my support forever.'' In the break that is coming in the administration of the school, it is going to require the most loyal support of every a lumnus to prevent a slump in attendance, to pre,•ent a cbahge in the attitude of the public toward the Peru normnl. !'here may come tim es when even our

fa ith rn i l n wv f•g lnrt tiJ,,,..,. tlmt·,:- mtr.t h l· ,.h , r t In t i lll c.''- ofpr••'r···rity tlrt :"l' o ftl· n sc<·m::: no C::O:l'll"l' f',, r tf: t• t · ~: i'tt l~l"l' t 1f: 1:1 Pr~:tnizcfl ;rlumni hot UIIW 1 h.·n· i ... t·._· .. r y rt>:r ~on fnr i t :111rl le t u..; tt·n t h 11ns:1n rl '-I r o ng :-.l:111cl b:~.c k o f l'n·~ irl t·n t C lin c i n V<lil·i ng wo rd s. ()fl'Dt'll\oi':I_!!L"Ill t·rll t n 0 11r· :\lm n i\l:rtc r i111 h er h11 11r 11f t• i: d , ud<ing np eir e • •n~i n ished w o rl< of Pn·,irlt· n t C r:r ht n ·c ;1nd c nrry ing Tt orr \Vt· t·an no t d o it as hc wonlrl h ll\'C' don e it ho t ~ i nt·L" ht· is n o t Jll' l'll1ittt•d thu~ to do , !lllnl l' 11nc tnu'-t. In t h t ,.c h11ur~ of rli !-lcour:rge rn <·n t lc t n-!' . as n ~: ,· er bcfnre, worl<, upb u ilding t ht: i-n flu (.'IICt: :1nd n:-rrncof ·' Old l' e•·u ... ...Notes from the Fielcf.... :\Irs \V . ~- 11 o~tdcr , '03 . is h o me mnlcer for hl·r h u s hancl in Pt:r tt. Mr. Bostde r is n IH\' 111hrr o f th c cl:1~s of 1~1 1 0. G race OslenhL"rg, ·os, rs principa l o f Lcsl-wra sL" h o o ls . Ji cr ,....-o d e at that place is pro v in g the wonh of' Pt.:ru- n or rn a l trnin-ing fur teachL"rs. Ethd S nell. ·u~. ,vho has the principnlship o f the h ig h scho o l nt G r·a fton . is pro,·ing h ersdf :~ very a b l c facto•· in thescho o l worl• at that pla ce. P a ttY F . i\latthews . '01, fo r three years tenche; of language in the Plattsmouth high schoo ls, is taking advanced work in I<orngsherg, Ger m a ny , thi!' yL"nr. Elsie Gr<~y. ' 05, i s Finding her seco n d yeA r at Bloo mfield very plcnsnnt. S i'> e ga\'C two v~: •·y s uccessful ye::t r s of serviL"e to Pe nder sc h ools befor P gni ng to Bloomfie ld. S he contemplates work at the stnte uni vcrsity n c:x t year. Augusta Eisenmann, '02, who h ad n fellowship in the Norma l's depn-:-tment of m o dern la ngunges, last y ear and wh o took the B. E degree l ast comme n ceme nt, is a sturlcnt in the Chic::~go unive r sity this ye:1r. i\liss Eise nmann is specia lizing in m oclt:rn languages .


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G.:n M ci\1ich..:nl. ' !)i'l . ha,; been in char.~<.: ·of the Hmaing-s \' .\I C . A w11rk fo1· H'\'-cr:d yean:. Our a lumni clo tint cl:1im A ~n·at m nny mt·n in 1 hi,- l in t• of w o t k hut ~trc ne'\'crtht·l<::<:-: pn11t ci nf tho•l· >-<> -<.'ng:lgccl . Will D:wcnport, '91- ~n cl "·ifc. .\lr:< 'Barha r 3 .\lnjm·,;.l)[l\'l' npo l·t . '92. :tt·..: nnw in charg-e o f : 111 ('Xl'l'Jlltnnal ly "llt"C<':-:"fu] <!ai ry fa rm nc n1· 1'<:1'11. .\It·,.;. Da\' <'tlp n rt was for Sll lll l' timc a,..;-;~,.;t;mt libr::\ri:tu of t he Nunnal. Oa,· id C raht n:c: . w h n w:ts in ;-;chnol d ll1·1ng t ill· yt·n r:-: nf '8B- 'BO anrl wh o h a:< ht·en ntnnin g a r anc h in w<.:;-;l<.Ttl Kan~a,-, lw:< 1110\'eclto :1 r: 1nch n<:ar Pn..:h ln, Colo. lie is a lso intet·cslcd :-:omewhat in i1-rig ation far min g at t h at pl acl·. \V . \V . Ray ·o~ fnr many )' l'nr:< :1 t the h<·a d ()f the: mathl'lltatics wot·k 111 the G rand bland busiuess cullegl', is nnw w o rking for :t lund1l'r ~ompany at a \' cry lucrative iucomc. H e Rli ll has his home in Grand t -;lan cl . hn wever.

Ella Rl·inlwrd, 'Oo, wh o has b'e cn tcn..ch ing- in th e hig h sc h ool at Okmulgu, Ok lahoma, Bnds h et· wo 1·k very p leasa nt w it h th e good eq uipment. Howeve r slw exJll'Cts to rt'lut·n to Nelwa ska's system soo n .\s s he co n ~ id e r s i t su per·ior to that o f Oklahoma. · Anna Cog-ill, '07. who h as been teaching in LincLin in the g t·ad es, h as \\'On fo r Ite rself a place am•mg the b est of Linco ln' s teachers. She is doing somE' remarkable w ork in grade construc t i ,..... English with her pupils, so m uch so thnt it is attn:tc li ng attention O\'Cr th e sta le.

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Cl.tr 1 Sk~ rme, 'OS. 1s tcnc111ng one 11f Knud.lllb c• mnty':;: school,; with much ,..lll'l'c:-.,... Sh~ has a clded much to dte decorat io n nrul-cquipmcnt of her school sine<.: hl·ginnin;.! her wort; in the fall. .\lhl•rl Peterson, '0 . i:; p r int"ipal of th e Colon Sl.'hnol thi:-: year a t a n increase in s:dnt·y t>l' l' l' thnt of last :yea r. He will be n·nt<:: m h<:rcd hy thos-e in sc hool at thH t tim t• as rh<: dlicicnt class p ho t ogr a pher o f his t•l :tss. C:n-ric ~ ....iciemeyer, ..07 who has had thl.' primary w-ork in the Ly ons schools s iuct' ~ 1;l<lll:t 1 ion hns -ai'C'ep'tt'd a s imila r posil'i n ll in the Allinnce s ystem . ~iss 1 eidellll'Y<'r was one o f L1'0ns' m<•st 'succe. ~ful tt:ac hc t·s. ~enesn w school~ nre takin_g- on new lif~ and nrc rn nl,i ng many additions in the way of t•qnipment a nd' :-:pecictl cu llu rc CCHi r!o-es. Neal J. Wyne. '96. is t heir superintendent and is a iJiy assisted by Cl nire MeDl•nnet, '09 .

Prank J. M undny , ' 02, for fo ur yea rs Sltpt·rin tcncie nt of Furnas co un ty entered t he state university at the first of this \'l':tr. H e wi ll finish for his degree in the sp1·ing-. .\h. Munday i~ proving one of the nbkst of t he very a ble class of'02. GrnL'C H ooper, '01, has resigned her positi o n in the Nelson high school as teacher of lan g unge and history to return to her -h o me in Crete a nd ca re for h er m o ther. S he was o n her third y('ar of sen ·ice iu lhc Nelso n sc h ools , a service g r ea tly apprccintcd by both patrons and pupils. l\luny o f the Alumni already ], now of th e snci d cnth o f C h arles H. RatcliO'c, who di ed in Uctohcr last. It seem s especia lly sa d when o ne thinks o f his being cut o ff thus in the prime of life. H e g rad uatcrl with t h e c lass n f '0 1. nod h aving prepared him":-:clf cspeciHIIy for scif>ncc work, fi lled succc ·sivdy the positi on as science teacher in Weepi ng \\'atc1· and Grand I sla nd high sch ools. He lt•ft a wife and so n .


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Flon:nce Nye, ' 0 7, h11s re~ignerl her po~i­ tion in the Pawnee City schools t o Wl<e up work in tht' stale un ivt: rsi.ty. Minnie Knuch:cn . '09, was recently elcC'tcrl tn a position in t h e Law r ence sclw.,Js marie vacant hy the- n:signa t ion o f o ne· uf the tem:hers. C. W. Mo t t ingcr, '09 of M urrrn is h ig hly co m pli me nt<:rl hy t he p ress u po n his SII C'· cessful school work 1-lt t hat place He is in his foun h yea r of se n ·ice t here n nd has hren compliml·nted b_v an increase in. sH Iary each ye;tr. At a rece-nt clehate between the Auhum and Nehraska City high scoools, the following were a m ong a lumni p rese n t in uninterested way: C. I;{ Gates, '07, prin.:ipal of the ~cbraska Ci t y high school; Benjamin II arrison, '07, principa l of t h._Piattsmouth high school; C li fford H<:ndricks, '06, as one of t he j udges; :.\11 rs. Ka tc .\11. Barnes-Linn, '02, ofSout h Aubu rn. The H a velocl{ schools under Su pe rin t enWoodard, '07. do not ask t he me m bers of their board to !<imply take t heir worJ fur tbe gtlod g<~ined from educational gat her mgs but have reports given of good th ings receivtd. This with i ts soci:il clo~e is · ~u ggestive of an effective method of h reaking down much of the criticism coming from boards against allowing teachers l'ay during their attendence upon th~sc associations. It is interesting to glance over t he teach ers' association pr ogra ms and notice t he nu m ber of o ur a lu mni appearing u po n them. In Chc:r ry cou n ty W. T. Harrington 's n a me, '09, is noticed; Boy d cou nty, C. E. Claar , '07; Nemaha county, C. Ray t}ates, '07, Nannie Ed wards, '06, and Nellie Davison, '09; Otoe county, Earl Laclr•·y, '04-, and L. R. Hill. '09; Hnlt county, Almeda Cockerill '06, Robert Thompl;on, '03, and so it would be with many others .,vcr the state if their programs were only :•t hand.

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Stt:lln. : 1n· nj ••i.:in g nn·r :t ~pkndid C h ri~l­ ma' pn·~l·nt in the "h:tpt.· o f a ,-on - j:tmest\hr:•ham Jr. I :. t" said that ,-ixty pt·r <.Tnt n l Ridwrrl s•,ncn•,•Hy tl·:tdt._.r, :11'L' eillll't' 1'._-n, gradn ate:,; ct r ;.tudl·tH~ . Ccrt:till i t il-' thal it has a gotrrll _v show ing or t he : dulllll ii :•mo ng it,- p ri m: ip·:d'< . Erlwnnl ll 11 r~l. '07, is pri ncip:d of F a l l,- City high ,-l· lwo l, J. P. llt·tHiri cl<s . '()!). tnincip d of D11wson .!'ch oob, f:11nc:s Ea'-'t wood. ·o~~. pri m·ipu~ of l he St:lla :-chools. I I . :\I. lk: d 'l')' • '09. princip:d of the Verclnn sc hn o ls ami D. S. Domer, '09. principa~ of the Salem sd tools.

It j .- bcttcr to faugh than t o c ry It is beltcr to live than lo die !-1o g i \ 'e a ll the •·glad hand '' Joi n t he ••oo it n ow' ' band Anci 110l w.1 it f~tr the "Swee t bye a nd bye." Ra lph A. Lyo n . ._;1.

So me o n e ough t to lead a crus a d e against " h ig hsch o o l i,- h ncss ' ' in colleg e papcr~.­ Purple a n d Go ld. Ame n !! ._;1.

The h air gnods bus in es~ must h:u·e ta ke n a sudden :lrop. owing to t h e fad of so me of t he Norma l g irls for w earing braids an d ribbons.

Or. H ou,-e-"Mr. Bt·anignn, punc t u ate t his sr n tc nce: The beauti fu l yo ung la d y, see n yeste r day, wns wa ll<in g d o \vn t h e s tn:e t . '' Mr. 11ranigan-'' I w ould m a l< e a das h after the young la d y."

Mr. Lang ( in chemistr y class)-' Professo r wou ld it be a p h ysical or chem ical cha nge if I left the class?" Onlool<er- 'Neit her, i t would be a chang<.' for the bet t e r ."


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Ever ett. P ridn y ~\·t·ui u g, .Jn mJ m·y 14 , t he m em 'bcr R o f t he sm:i<:ty w c1-c enter tained by :1 '\'ery in tc 1·cst in g l'''" .t!'·nm whic h w a!i pr c·srnted by t he h o ys o f t he ~ m: i t.• ty . At o u r nex t n :gu l:1r mt•cting whic h to11l; 'Place J n u u n r y 2S th t· m e mi Jc r!> w ere t•q u a l ly as wt:ll ('n t cr t :1im:d by : h~ g ids of the !lOcic t y w h o 1J!Tsenkd a pro gra m the gcn ·era l th('me nf w h ic h w;l !' t he li fe rm cl w ork ·o f H enry \\';arls w o n .h Lo gfc ll o ~· . One o'f the h o ys "ns h e :~ r d to r e m nrk thnt " if 't her e wa!' :1ny thing hct t er t h nn a bo~· · !progr n m . i t w :1s a g id s )JTtlg'J'n m .'' ~ al u rd ay cvt:nin p: . Pc b n1 a 1·y 5 . t he s oci·cl y ga ,·c t h c· i1· m i d -y ea r c1p en sess im : in t he ·chn pcl l-o n l:11·gc nud iencc. The s tnge was nrti s ti ca ll y dccond cd w i th t he n e w Eve r et t penn a n t s . ' I he f<>llowi ng p r<>g rnm w n s r en dere d : !Pia no, Si:l: tccn TI a nds, " :\T a rch M il it a irc' ' 1 1isses Ellenberger, Va nDriel. Bes t, B~ ~ h op , I\ I ueller, Clark, :\ledlcy, J tm es. Reading, "A C hild ' s nrcm 11 of a S tar" ... DickC'IJS Edn a Ba rnes. Yocal Solo , " The :\fi ~hty Deep" Fra n k Ellen bcr_gcr . O ra tion, "Booker T . \\' a s hingto n" Len a 1\1 . Frciday. Instru menta l Solo, Selec ted Burto n Will ia mson. Symposium. The usc of th e w a ter s of Niag a r a for indust rial p urposes s ho uld no t be pro hibited by la w or in te rn a t io nal ag1·eement. Delle Do leja ck. The usc o f the wa ten >of Nia g ara fo r ind ust ri a l purpose s ho uld be prohi hitcd by law o r Ill · tcrnat io na l a g reement. Varro E. Tyler. Lad ies' Quar te tte, "Thinking of Yo u" ~li s scs KaiTenbergcr, ~lu e ll e r, j ones, Wood s. Hose Dri ll. l\ lisscs Ragoss, Vo ig ht , Reese, i\I uellcr, Aden, Ola nkcns hi p, Lynch, \'olk, Su ble tte

The fo ll o win g o ffict·r s h ave bee n r ecen t ly

tlt'ctcd t o!':en-e the !-'e con d !'l.'m e!'t-t- r o f t hi s ~ t'a1·: H . D. \\"t:uc r. p re,;ident~ R u th Ja cks on , \'icc-p rcl'id('tlt; P aul in e Adt·n. secn:t nry ; Agnes f;l nD riel. co rr es ponding scc r c1.;1!·y; Ru ,.,;l'l St:cw a rt. treasu rer ; \'arr o E . l'ykr, cr·itic; Percy ~t oc kd a le. s nrg cant-;ltrtTill S.

T he 11cw p're'Sic'lent nlJvointerl Em m a F a lter rt!' c h a ir man of t he progr a m <:om<tllitll'c a n d Inez \Vac htt:l~ Bcs,:ic Rurlw, 1\1 :-~r tha Gi lt ner, Ven us 1\J uel l ~r. M a r y Bnrn es, Huld-a H. agoss, G<'rt r ude E ly, Geor ge Go w in , L-ee Robe-rts .and .Ra lp h Jac k:;o n RS assistants. Philomathea n .

t>n 't he fourteenth o fj anu a r) the -socie t y <"Tlj oye d -a miscl"11:m eou s progr a m . O ne fea ture w as t he talk b y -o u 1· .ad,·1sor o n •·Peopl e 1 h n ve m et.'' T~H~ -a udie nce w as mu ch a ·m u secl at t he extempo r a neo us s peec hes by E liza b et h 'Curry an rl Ru~!'cl l Jo lmsml o11 the uni q u e su l"tiects of"Bnchel-or s" n11 d " O ld Maid s ." T he lrer o of GeneYi cvc F o l'd 's 1·eading " Jim F~ n ton " wa s g r ent ly a d m ir ccl as w a s eviden ced by t he gc m:ro u s a ppl n use. Vest a Do ug las' reading w h ile of a m ore seri o us (!ast w as a ls o -e nj o y ed . T he e Yen t s of worl-d -wi d-e intt.rest at t l1e pres en t t im e gave plen ty of m ateri a l fo r 'O u r "Cu r ren t Li ter a ture' ' program . M1 ss Delia T a r t s ch gave a review of the pr ese n t po li ticn.l 1·u p ture in Eng lan d . This as well a s t he ncc'> un t of the P inc h ot-Ba lling• e1· co ntrover sy by M a bel Bruner were n o t <m ly in ter est ing but i n stru cti'' ~' · An o th er (•du-cati ve feat ure was th e biog r a ph y b y Miss j us tice o n " T he L ife o f J a n e Ad a m s . " Our progra m ~ t his year ha ve b een g r cntly enh an ced by t he e xcellent a nd varied m us ica l num b t· rs so '''ell p r ep a red b y the d in<·r et\ t P hi lo m a t heans. T he P hilomat hea n socie ty co m pleted th e first se m ester 's w o rk wi t h its a nnu a l m id-yenr o pen sessio n w hic h w as g iven in t he cha pel F ebru a ry ±th . This p mgrnm


104<·nahlcd the sturfents :rnrf Cltlzt'rTS of Pt·rn to see rhc wo rk dnne by the P hil om:tt heans sin~ }t rl'preserrted t ire difk-n:n·t ph:..ge~ of work c nrri"<·d o n by the ~~~cidy. ThMt: taking p ·•rt :1 r e to he cnmmt• nde rl for therr t·n rnc~t a nrl faithftrl work which ~hows that th e int ere~t!; o f tht> society ~• re nl'vrr forgot ten . Our ad visor, P rofct;~or Cliflord Henrl r ieks h as indrerl neen n faithfu l worke r wit"h nR an <t wP fed th at a g reat fl c:tl tS due t O his effl) rtS for tht• fo J. lowing program: Piano, "Second :'vlazurka"' ....•....... ......... Goda rd f. B. Sloat. Symposium, Relative value ot mrrsic and poetry in sociat development. Frances !Tales. Audabon "Kefr Cornet Solo, "Iloly City' · ... - .....Stevens Adams Sanford Clements. Oration, "Toussiant La 'Onrture"' A J. Stoddard. \'iolin Solo," Adoration" ................... Borowoki " Tra nmcrei'' ...... ······-····SchunHJnn Louise Herrick. Read ing, ''The Going of The White Swan" Mild red Butler. Waltz from Faust fo r eigh t hands........ Gounod Mable Bank!', Alice Hnnt, Essie Teich , Len a jackson. Farce, ' 'Thirty :\1 irtutcs for Refreshments" Characters fohn Dow~Jey (a_hachelor) .•..... Harry j ohns•m Clarence Fttls (b1s colored servant) ...... ..... .

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Cicer-onian, A . C. KUL::NNIKG-.

The Ciceronia ns were entertained by a very pleasing program g iven by t he Athenians on January 29. Among ot her munbers on the program was a discu ssi.m o f the resolution,-"Resolved that women should wear hats less than fourteen inches in diameter." The ladies taking

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p:trl irt lht• (kb:t ll' ' 'f'l ll":-t rt·rJ Ill lfll' Of .. r t ht· CitTn>n ian !;Ociet_v a-. f,,Jiow-. : \ nir m at in·, .\l :d w l Bn.ncr :Jti.t!l j o hn llrnnig an. Ht·!lt' ll<,ltj:od; :tliasE.Iil'on P t·trit: neg:r1i-.·c-. .\l: t rtha e iltncr :.Ti:t!' Alc:ot 1 Stodrl:~rd. Len :t .\-1 F n ·id:t.\" :J!inl'jol't'ph (~ n l d!'tt·in. Aft:~:r rh ~: fh:hnte Orn·n Li111:nln prt:,..i rlt- n t of ·Cice ro' " v·lit•t•fl tht· ~entirnent!' nf t·v<-r_v n ~t·rllh t·r· h)" ex prc!;!'i n g lt rs nrprc<"iallon of t h e <.·ord io l wny in w hi c h t ht: · ·boys" w<·rt: t•ntcrUti ncd. s inct·n• ly wishin~ in t h t- hf>ltn m of his h eart th:t t t lt c t w ( ) d t:b:t t ing ~nc ietit'S· ('Ou ld he cnn!<oliclntt-rl into o m:. The boysthc·n n ·p<t irecl t•> ther1· nwn hnl l, nndl ndopted a n e w c o n!'titution. which l'Upplic!' n long- fl'lt w nnt, [tnd ""ill pl;1ce Cicero o n n !'til l hight:r pl<~ n e. Th<.· adoption of the con!'l i tution \Y a s followed by th ~ clt-ctinn of offi<.·crs which resnlted ;1s follows: C . ] Sk in ner, president;) . B. De nni s, vicc-pres irlcnl; Joy E. M o rgan, l"<.:c rc-t;r r y; June McM illan, trcc.1surer; A lex ] . Stoddnrd , s;•rgt•nnl-at-arms; Pro fesso r F. M. G regg, Cl'i tic; P r o fessor J. W. Sen t"S<Yn, ndVJSCr. difT~· n.·n t m~:mhl'r..:

Athen ian J·"RA::SCES GILBERT

After th<.· p r og r a m. Janua r y 29, the n e\V office rs fo r the ensuing l':emesner wer e- elected . They art> as fo ll ows: Mabel Bruner , pn:sidcnl; Emma Falter , vicc·-p r esiden t; l~osa Bnnks, secr eta rv anci treasurer; Marth~ Giltner, sergea ~t-at-arm s. The Athenian debati ng society w as we ll repr c!icntC'rl in the prelimin a ry debn tc!i. Those ,...,ho e ntered did themselves c redi t a n d the judges' decision teli R the efficit·nt work th a t has b een d o ne by the socie t y. Those wh o won places w e r e ns follows: Misses, \Vinifrer1 Perkins, Martha G il tner. Mabel Bruner, Belle Bolejnck, n nd An na Fehlm a n . At the business meeting, J anuA r y, 15, the c0lors o f the society were decided upon, those chosen, bei ng sca rl et and black.

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staR', hn:-: ncn' pted a positio n i11 Do ug las, \\' .\'nm in " IIeu r-e.\· :'\cil;:cn was e kcted to t:1kc his p l t~cc on the st <df. ~

Sen io r.

Wh e-n t he wi m w n: i1 1 t he pn·li 111in aTy dt•we n : : 111TH lun t·~·cl . t he ~ t· ninr~ h n rl t ht• 'highc~t ITI1111 1h-r . Th n~c of t he c la s s w h o w o npi:I <.:Cs art• :\ l i:;~c.:~ l 'c rki11:> . f\o ltj n d,, B r um•1·; 1\l t:s~rs l 'd t i t, \\' t· h~· ,·. S t-odd:1rd , 'G olcl ~tt•in, lh·unis. :'\dl. \\"-c :1rc <:~ peci : tl l y -pruucl of th t· w in111:r nf fir,;t p lar t• nmcll l!; :the- girl-d ch MLt·r~ \l i~~ 1'~-rk i n s , -o r i\ hdlc u, N rhr f\1!-:s l'..:1·k i n s h :1:; w orla·d cn n1c :- tl y :a nd fn ithful: y ,.int·c ~·oming ht•r-e. : l tH I sun.'ny fl t'!'Cl"\"t'li thi:; h oiiOL ~>:ltts

T he cl:t ~s b o:1~ts nf so m~ ncw n d c1 it io ns. St·vcr: d of the: j un io 1·s h :1vc found <t he-y h ; o\' C <"11 n llg h cn· d it~ to fi ni s h , so h a ,·c ij a·g un t o t c: 1c h i11 L h t· p1·:~ c ti ce sc ho o l. Amo ng t he ne w ~t u dcnl s ;~re ivii ~s S lw ll'i: r () ( F a irbury , Mi~s Young o f \Vooo ln l,e. a n d Mis!; Sw a n. n fo .:m c r s t uclcnt u t the ~tate u ni vc n ;it y.

I t ha s n :ct·n t ly bct:n dt:cidt·d that t he du ss w ill a p pear in cnps and g o wn s a t c nmrnenct· mt·nt t•x e r ci ses the la s t ·\\'eek 111 May. By un a nim ()u s v o te , t he c lass o'f 19 10 nns deci ded t h ~c~t v o lume tl11"ee o f t he «Pe ruvi a n" he d~dic 11 ted t o Pres id ent J. W. Crabt ree. Mr. Hu g h es , w h o n o'vv h a s a class in p ho t ograph y, is t he t hird o f the sC"ni o r s w ho a1·e tC"a c hing in th e Norm a l. Mi ss Mild red Bu tl er h as a class in cxpres~ s io n , an d Mr. Pe tti t is g i v ing a u inte resti ng co ut·se in as tro n o m y . Wo rk o n Peru \' ian Y o l. III is w e ll u n de rw ay . K n ut7. o f Nc:bra s k a City h as b een cngageci t o do a ll th e pho togra phy wo1·k . Mr. W r ig hts m a n . who w as rece nt ly {')cctcd a s ~ l r. Go n io n Beck's a ssis t a nt i n t :1e ath le t ic d e p n r tm en t o f th e Pcn l\ria n

Seni ors! Ycllf!1 Hoo m a -lacn, boom · R.4a a, bow , w ow, w ow , C hic a 1nca, chic-a Inca, chuw. c ho w, cho w. 8oom-a-lncn. chic-a-Inca , w ho aTe we. Senior,;, Se nio rs, d on't y ou see?

\\' · are g lnd t<) l.t:1ve M iss Anna An dc rback w i li1 us . .he has been a t h o me :<incc ea rly i n t he f a ll, beca use o f a sc ,·cre illness. :< <ltl

l n ord l.'rt lmtthe members 'Of the class wh o h a n · gone fro m sc hoo l a t differen t timt·s du ring the y-ear may kt'Cp in t o u ch w i th t he school a nd the cl ass, it h a s b~o.>e n p la nrwd t ha t lt'tt1::rs be sent t o e ach o f Liwm f ro rn t ime t o time , by t he cl ass sec re-

tary . T he g r o w t h o f th e g t a dn ating cl nssl's may be in N: res ting to n ote~ CI A$S 1870 , 2; cl a ~s 1 0 7; class 1890, 16 ; cla ss 19 0 0 , 29 ; cl ns s 1905, 5 7; class 1 '906, 88; class 190 7, 1+9 ; class 1908, 142: class 19 0 9 . 17 2 and cla ss of 1 9 10 has r ea ched t he m n x imu m . The fo llo wing a re a t present enro lled: Nellie: J1ke l·, H o wa rd . Pauline Aden , Ri si ng Ci ty. Es t he r B. Arm st r on g , F ille)·· K tllhryn B. Alle n, T <'C umseh . Ann a V. Anderson, Sew a rrl . !Vfild recl Bu t ler , Wee ping Water. Ne vt:t Best , H o mer . J a net Rec t iso n, As hla nd. El sie Bu t ler, O'Neill. Ma 1·y Htlrnes, Auburn. E dn a .Ba rnes , Au burn . Ma bel B r u ner , R a nd o lph . Willia m Bla cks t one, Pilger . C . Gord o n Beck , Peru . Leo ra Benne tt, Ra nd o lph . H . E . Beld en , F ullerto n . B<.'llc Bo l<.'j ac k, H umbo ldt. E th el Ballance, Pla ttsmo u t h . Hose Ba nk s , Wa u sa . Wil b ur Oos td er , Per u.


fO& :\Jamie Bnrnlia r t . Brn wnvine-~ Lota Bner. Firth. Fern Brown. "pringview. \\" ilht>lmina Beckorrl Ut icao. E!'ther Bla nktn ship. Peru. ..\vi!' 0. Carse, Peru.. R. D Colr, Peru. Sarah W. Canfido, Tt•cumHln. Lewis Conle, Bennet t:. 1;eorge CampheH, Oscel)la :Lillian Cn rl son. Omn hn . Helen Coleman, Auhurn ~ Glen C. l 'olburn H a rdy ,.. Eunicr Co rn elL Penr. Barbara· Cnrdwill , Omah w~ Elizabeth Curry, H-a rvard!.. lames B. Dennis, .Pt:r u.. Ethel Doty, Piiger. ethel Dunn, Lincoln. Vesta Douglass-, Plattsmoutw~ Inez Eaton, Aurora. Grace Ellis, PiJ.gev-. M yrllc Easlt>y. Salerrn Gertrude Ely, Oalv. Elizabet h Everson, Alma·. E!: ~her E vans,.Seward . Jennie B. Emcr),. k andolplr~ Mary G. Ellenberger, Peru\ Dora Ekwall , Florcnct'. Emma Falter, Piausmouth~ Leola H. France-, Syracuse. Rolla F. Fosnot, Davenpor t. Lena M. Freitlay, Itsing City·~ Genevieve Ford, Marsland. Laura Fields, Crete. lsabt>lle Gabus, Brocfv. Marlea Grafton, Western'. Ma&el Gustafson-, Ainsworth·~ Arthnr Giltx!rt, J ohnson . uwrs P. Gan-y, B'ea•ver City. Frauces Gill:>ert, Johnson. Joaeph Goldstein, Dawson'. Bessie F. Gaskfll, Valentine. Carrie Hansen-, Homer. Alice Hunt. Pairbory. Vera Haeffelin, \Vest Point.

Charlotte Hickman. York. Frank Hughes, Filley.

't il S NO I<:\1.\ L(TC Lnl a B. lfu nter, Guirlc Rock . O n a B lli ll. H n~tings. C lara Ilcnd rit·k~. \V:thoo Elir.:t bl'l h ll t·tHkrsnn, \Vnhon. :\•l aymc E . lfig~in,.on, l h ugl : t ~ r.·ract: \ V. IT :l.nn:-~n. Bt·att·icc . C ht·istin :t Hnnst·n. Pla ttsmnut lll. Hcuie Tlehnl<c, St. Ecl\\'rtrds. Ht:lt:n 1-l ~ : t cne l< , S p r·ingfi<: ld . F t·a n cc:s IJa lcs. Tnhle l<ock. A nnie .\1 H:thn . Va l ~nt in c. Edit h fnl<!", Shelby. Harry Jn h n~on, OukJand. Ra lph 0. Jack so n , l'pbtncL Fnt nl< J ennings. Peru. :i\•l yrtlc Judd , Ri si n g City. Dora bee Jones. P e ru . Le n a l\1 . Ja c ks o n. F ri e nd . C lara Johnson, Holdrege. Marie K rmnbac-h, Shelby. Fa nnie Kle..:kncr, Aubu rn . F lo rence K ite, Peru. Arn o ld C. Kuen n ing, Coo k ~ Vivn K in ney , Blue Spring. Minnie Lansdown , .'~ n buroo. F lo ren ce: Lee, N'cbmska City~ ~ race Law ren ce, Brow n v ille-.. Bessie L ongfell o w , Pe rll'. J o hn Lang, Cor y d on. Mary L. L yon . G lenwood•. tJren Lin coln , Peru. F r a n ces Ly ncll . Peru. Zc:lla Mc!'sen ge r, Fairbu r y. S us ie Mathis, G t·een v;ood·. Stell a B. McNa r e . Arabia. Leah E. M cElh aney, Lexiog t otliBerni ce M a rk e r , Inaval e. Ward M cDowell, Hardy. Au gus t a McGrew, A.u·bun:r. William T . Moore, DeWitt. D~trl ene C . Merric k, Osceola. Ve nu s F. Mueller, Omaha. Missouri Mon ier, Lincol n>. F lossre Morris, Exet er. C larey Ni('lsen, Dannebr og. Henrey Nielsen, Da nn ebrog. Ma ry Navotn y, Center P o int. May tn ~ Neal , Peru .


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Aurluho n :-\di. Rural J, l"l rl·:t t . \" a. Bd \ ' :'I :--lickd. \ \ 'l :- t,·rn . 1\l yrt ll· U\"l·t·tntl. l'l·ru . i\l ;llwl f' :~rk,• r , I 'l·tHkt·. Gc r r rurl~ Pttrtnt " n \\' ih:ox \\'innifrcd l'l·l'l; in ,;, :\ lul ll'n :\l omt :\ 1. !':time•. 1\racbha \\". Ann a L !':tim·, L \t~i " l' , l rla h o . Cl·li a P a rl;ct·. \\' il ,; nnvi lk. Gll·nn l'arrit~tl. l 'lTtt . E.liso n Pcuit. l 'cru . Edith Phillip,; , l'l'ru . Wi nona Propt·r, :'\t·hr:t,;ka City . ~ ny Qunrle, David City . Esther Rnabc, S t ant o n . Ella Ri chanl s . Rl• :tn~ r City . Flon·ncc Rate , l'c nt. Winmfrcd l< cc ~c. Johnson . Ge rn ld inc Ro,;:t, l' la tt s mouth. Edna RiJH.: Il<:t·, Crn w to rd . Ge rtrude :\11. l-: o hinso n . Humb o ld t . Lee W. Rcdfc m. Peru. Opa l Rice, Sterling. Addie R obc r t,;on , P c t·u . Ed na E. Ri ngwald , Peru. Vera Reck m eye r, Os~.:co la . Ellen Scheidt, Frie nd . CoraL. ' chwcn ke r . \Vestern . Mollie Su dil< , W ;th oo. A. T- 'todda rd, Auhum . Ada Sn idc t·, Alma. Mabel Spn !Tord, Ad a ms. Ora A. Spence•·, W ood River. Kon::~ lc Shambn ug h . O m a h a . Ber t h a E. Spear, Seward . J ohn S loa t , Hanrard . Adeline Schultz, T o bias. Bessie M . So uth, Neb r as ka City. Winnie S ubl e tte, Nebrask a City . Pearl A. Sylvester, Surprise. Harriett S h acl<el ton, Beatr ice. Margaret StNte•·, Valentine. H attie Schwe nk er , Wes t e rn. J acob Schott , Pc t·u. Cora South , Eulalie l\1. Sh a fTe r , Fairb ury. Bula Swan , Painno nt .

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Linnie Snethen, llumboldt. Oli1·e Th o mp~on. Falls City . jl·nnic Thomp!'on. Falls City. \' n no E . T~ lcr, Auburn. ln·n c Tyler, Auburn. ~ \'i c t o r T1·ukl-.cn i\fArquette. Hex Trumnn, Peru. • Deli a Tartsch, Plattsmou th. L o nisc Upso n , Odell. A . l\t. \'nn ce, Lincoln. A~ncs C . \ n nDri el, i\falmo. .:\lildrcd Vlnsak , Weston. l\l :try \\' y n n , l<u rnl Ret reat, \' a. Enla \V ester , Panama. Pen r1 W a r\\'ic k , Oakdale. C ecelia \\'chrs, ~1ilford . 1 cllie S . Wagner. R nnd olph. I n ez \\' nchtcl, F a lls C ity. Homer Wrig htsm a n , Auburn. D. II. \Vebcr, Barneston. E m ma \Yill; ius, Hubbard. Da le B. Whitfield . Peru . Ru ssell W. Whitfie ld, Peru . E rl ga r W yck otf, Wilber . \'ivian Young, Wo od Lake. l\lu bel Zentz, Dax-id City. Junior. CHARLES .\IOUL TEN.

The junior class was well represent ed in our preliminary debates r~ently held. Out of the numbe1· t a king pa rt the following received places: Miss M a bel Banks, W a usa; Miss Martha Giltner, Madison; Miss An na Fehlma n , Fairbury; Mr. Geo. Gowin, Omaha; Mr. -Ira Crook, Salem; Mr. Joy Mor ga n, Upland, a nd Mr. Clyde J. Sk inner, Peru . This is the largest num ber o t juuiors in th e history of the sc-hool w inning places on our intercollegiate debates. This cet·t a inly speak s well for the junior class . In the regist~ring lists o f the second se· mester we find the names of some of o ur best class mates a m o ng names of the srn· io r s. Altho we rrgret losing them, we can


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but wish them success 1n th ~ new ch1!<;;. This se mcs:ter fincl s bers of our last year d We are a lways glad back into our ··anks. new members.

many o f th e m em ass in sc h ool ag:• in lo wdeo mc th<·m We ~tl su fin d scvc··:tl

Every one wi ll h ave l o ad mit t hnt !'Om<: of th e J uni or boys look very in tc llige nl with t heir n ew-fan g led h a ir-cut ~iv in g t hem th e a pptarance of having ,·ery h ig h fore heads. Who creates cla!>s !<piril in Cha pel? JunIOrs. How do t hey do it ? .J.u , j-u , Ju n, i-o, i-o, i-o-r-s. Sophomores. EDNA S ll AJ<P .

On the evening of J :•nua r)• 28, t he t rain er s a nd soph om ores gathered in Mi ss E llis' room , which h ad been mAde: bright by pennants and class colors. Here a m os t enjoyablt hour was spent in play in g various games. The classes were then ill\·i t< d to Miss Culbertson's r oom, whi ch ha d been prepared for a dining room and we re served w i th oyster soup, with th e u su a l accesories. Several g uest s were present during t he evening, a mong the number being 1\1r. a nd Mrs. E. K. Hurst of Falls City, the forme1· a g raduate o t the Normal. The trainers a nd sophom ores are trving a new plan in the Wednesday m o rni;g exer~iscs. After scripture r eading a nd prayer, each one lries to bring to the class some cu rrent event, new th ought, or a bit ofportry that has been of help t o him . This has proven t o be a very profitable, as well as pleasant featurt of our exercises. Miss Nellie Willcockson has left the ranks of the sophomore class to join t he junior s. We Rre sorry to see her go b u t g lad of her a d vancement. AmoDg our new sophomores we see the following: Mary Craig, Sadie J ones, Do r a Kaffenberger and Mark Albin.

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:\li:->- .\l:•n· C r :o i!..! \\ h n wn:- tlw r"rl':o: 111n:1 n repo rtc:r fn z_-lht· fi ..:-t :-~·mt·:< lt·z· l~:1 :- J, ft thl• r :w )o, of t lw fn·,..hm:tn. ;znd h as :,!nne to t he sop h o m ores 1\ It h o u gh \\'~· :ti'L' :-n rry t o HT h (· r go . we· wi>-h hcz· ,.. ll l'l'lSS :1n d a rc gl:zrl of h~T ;zd ,. ;, n n·ml· n t . A surprise rnny \\':Is gin· n f,,z· iVIi~!< Sm i t ht-r>: nt htr h nme ~ ; t t 11 nlay l'\'Cn ing. J~ 1nu n n· 2~ . At fin· o ·~·lnek t he el a:-s met :1nrl p r;le< NJl'rl t o til l' home of .\1 i:-<s S mithe r s w hen· :1 :- plt-nrlid en:n ing was :o: pe n t. Jn du e time the J11l·mh~·z· :- of t he p;1rty rJispc-rs('(J , t o allt• n cf thL· rldwlc. Although l\1i!'s S mith e r s h :1d b ot h :1 r ms h z·oi<C' n. s he•, ACCo m p;•n it·d hy th e wh<~ l c p:~z·ty. \'L'Ilt un·d nut /o z· t h t· lir=-t t ime· in H' \·e n d wc·cl<~. a nd wc·nl to t hL· clelwte.

Basi l Sims h:~s hc<· n ..! tT t crl cnp t ·•in 1 f th e fn·s h mnn ha:- kcl h:d l tc:1m •v ht c h i ~ pz·op hcsie d b y the fz·c:- hman. to be n h lc t•J walk o fT wit h th e c h a m p in n sh ip o f the sc h ool un der his a b le m a n age m ent. F o r ages past t h e fres hm en c lass has heen r at h e z· a quie t affai1·, hu t thi s yea r t hev are win n in g a pl ace a m o n g th e n oi~e m akers of t h e sch o o L "Fr-fr-eshme-m e- m en-fr es hm c n " co uld b e h eard At reau o la r interva ls during the deba t es. Alhin Jo hnso n is t o be co ngrat ula ted upo n his v oca l powers . Mr. Collin s a n d Mr. Veatc h r e presenteci t h e freshmen class in t h e p z·eli m i n ary d ebates.

Training. ETHEL W OO D S .

New clct ss officers wer e elec t ed to fill the vaca nc ies in the Tra ining C la s s. Those elected we t·e: Effie Cole, presid e nt ; Ina Earnhart, v ice-p re s id e nt; Ethel Woo d !;, rep or ter. L o ui se Seligman o ur pres ide nt, le ft fur h o me a t lhe cl ose of t h e first se mester, she


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Wt: nrc ).!l ad tn s~· c s o lll:tny new llll'111 · ht·rs in our da-.s :tnd wish t n ""Y· f, ,r tht:ir ht:nt:fit. our nt o tl! • i,.. , · l;t·t hu,..y :nul tnl't:l t:Vt:r,v llorl y . ·' Wt: arc sony to l os~· Ln la Da ,. fn11n o ur h11t luto \\' ,..h~ will find the junio r s n jnlly "hum·h .'' cl:t!<S

~I iss Hawg hn re i urm:rl to h e r h o m e nt Tubias nfll·r lini,.. hin g h ~·t· fir,-t s~mt:stt: r' s work ht:rc.

The c)ystc r SUJlJH'r in rlu lgt·rl in hy th ~ sop!Homon.·s a nrl tr a in~· rs on th~· C\'t'lllll).! o f J anu;u·y th e t wt: n ty-~·igh t h., wa s a source o f gn•at plt:asuc·e to th e m , and dec mcrl a grea t s uc ct·ss by all. The l nyn lty of the cla ss was s h o wn by th e many d ass pe nnant s thn t w ere u sed to decornle t he wa ll s. a n d the spirit of c nj oy mctlt pre\':1 ilerl.

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prizes wl' r<.: take n by g rad u ates o f the :<U\ te uni,·ersity Agriculture department. St•cre tary Bns:::ett a nd Professer Hac ker o f ti lt.' ~chra:;:ka 'ta te Dairym a n 's Assot.:inti o n publicly congra tul ated t he students of Peru o n the cxcellen t showing made. .\ : < hurt titne ago i\lr. GraYes o f th is p lace o rgu ni7.l' tl a n ::tgriculture society antntl'" the fa rmer s in t hP. vici ni ty of Pe ru . Thi s s ociety is intended as an auxiliary t o the Peru far m ers instit u te. It will meet o n ce in ~·ac h m o nth to discm:s different ngric ulllt ra l probh:ms. The firs t meeting was hdcl 1:\st Friday e\'ening at •· Brush Cullq.!t.:.'' i\l r. G ra ,·es. Professor Duncanso n and Proft.:ssor \\'eeks attended the m ee ting, the latte r gi,·if!g a n illustrated k ctu re o n "Corn-roots a nd t:Orn prod uc~

tion. " The ~annal ag riculture dep a rtm ent \\'rt::< r epresented at the ebraska Corn h o w, h eld nt Lincoln. J a n. 19 -21 , by a yc ry in teresti ng exh ibit, o n " H ow t o t e:1c h ag ric ul tu r e in t h e co m mon schools," pn•parcd by Professor Weeks a n d his assis tant A. C. K uenni ng. T hey bro't home with tb.:m a fine collection o f grasses, Dr amatic. grai n s etc. w hich w as given to the departIT . :'ol. ST ii PII E::-;s. m en t hy t he m a nagement of t he Nebraska The Club met a nd elected officers t h e corn show and the u niversity of nebrasfirst o f the new scmestct· ·w hic h were a s ka. follows: Elir.a b e th Curry, pres ident; l<a lph A New Cou r se, "How t o t ea c h ngricu l . Jackso n, treasurer; Fra nces H a les, sccn·- t 11 re in t he common schools," is being oftary; j o h n B. S loat, l ibraria n . f<:rcd by Professor Weeks. Quite a nu mThe C lub is look ing fo rwat·d with g reat b<:r h ave ta ken up th e w o rk. fiS t he need int erest to the co m ing of Tho m as Tupp of o f suc h a cou rse: b as been keenl y fcl t b y Dos t o n , Febntary 28. H e w i ll come un- t h ose w h o h ave attempted to t each the s u bj ect. T his is sh ow n by t he scores o f der t he a u spices of t he Dr a m a tic c,lub. letters n ow corn ing in fmm sc hool peo ple A gricultur e. a sk ing for help.

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ln the recent ..:on test h eld by the State Dairyman' s As11ociation at Lincoln, the n ormal'!l Agri c ulture De p a rtmo::nt was rcpr.:aented by twe lve es£ays whi c h were about one-fifth o f the total number sent in . for t h e con test. Tht• first a nd seco nd

The s ociety met l ast Tuesday evening fo r a short business m ee ting and elec t ed th e following o fficers for the semester: A. C.Kuenning, presiden t ; ~l ayme Higginson , vil'Cpresidcn t; Lenor a M ueh leis, secretary; H . M. Steph ens, treasurer ; G. E . Heacock, repo r ter.


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EDITORIAL STAFF LE!'A ~1. FlU! mAY, '10 Edito r-in-Chief. AHTH UR GILBERT, '10 Associate Editor D. H. WEDER, '10 - Business ~1 anage r A ssistant Editors CECELIA WEIIRS, '10 jATTIP. HENDRICKS, '11 CLtf'FORn HENDRICKS, '06 Russt-:J. STEWART,' 11 FRANCBS WILLARD 81.AKE VARRO E. TYLER, ' 10 FRA~K ELLENBERGER, ' 13 OrAL R1cn, '10

schoollifl·. Let u s h:t n : high idc::tl,- not only of!.chol:tr,..hip hut of ch:tr:tc.: tt·l-. \\'e may rH' \'l'l" rc:H:h tiH·m hut we s lwl l he s trcn gt h ~ned hv t h ~ cO-on.

Li terary Rel igious

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W hy gi,·e so mu ch of the dwpel period tc: the n .:acl in g ofnol ict:s t hat cont·e r·ll o n ly a s mall few? ·w ou ld n ot bn ll ct in hourd~ in th e lobby of the c h ~tpl· l for· t·nr h o rgnni zat ion o n whid1 th at pa r·ticul:t r o r·g:111 iZHtion cou ld post i ts nolitT" lw : 111 imprOVl' IIH-nt ovi'r the present sy~a· m? No stLHknt is connected with mon· tlwn three of these orgnniz:tti nns and he could inspt·ct thn·e bulle t in hn<trds in f<tr less time thnn the usu a l number of annnunce meuls, represt·ntin g :d l interests of th e school, could be read fr o m the clwpel pi:Hfor·m . The time n ow u!'ed in sueh a mnnner co uld be m o re pr·of-i tably u sed in li,..tt• ning to s h o rt t a lks by m e m be r!' of t h e faculty.

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Loca l Exchange Class Clubc;

Board of Managers

F. L\1. Gregg

Faculty Senior Cla.<:s Junior Class Trainer-Special Class Sophomore C l a~s Dora Kaffenberger, ' 13 Fresh man Class Arthur Gilbert, '10 Philomathean Society Ralph Jackson, ' 10 Everett Society Dramatic Club Barbara Card wilT. '10 Frances Gi lbert, '10 Athenian S 0cie ty Arnold Kuenoing, '10 Ciceronian Society Y. W.C. A. Joseph Goldstein Y. M. C. A. Agnes Van Oriel, '10 Chairman ~-C. C. A. J. B. Dennis. '10 Biological Association Clarey Nielsen '10 jattie Hendricks, ' 11 Clara Stark

Lowell hfls saicl, "Greatly begin! though thou hast time But for a line, be that sublime. Not failure but low aim is crimt>."

How well this might be applied to our

There is nothing that builds up t h e business of a town better t h at act ive, ent erprising business m • n . No t ow n ca n boast the full measureofbusi n ess thnt its m erits entitle it to. until ~dl bn!'iness men tnke hold and do thcir sha re towar-d mal<ing kn own the anvan tages of the town as n trading p o int and aceept their por· t io n of the hur-clen of bringing people to it. Where on ly a few of the business nren arc ca lled to do a ll 0f th e adv ertising the t ow n can never get its lawfu l s h a re o f the tnt de , n o mntter how good its n a tuntl adva nt ngcs and o fferings a t·e. Tbe Normalite is one of the best advertisin g m edium s in thi s part of t he- state. ancl as s uc h n.c·rits a m ost li bera l patron Age. Nearly a ll of the busim•ss men of Pe1u and quite n number of the most progressive firms in Nl·brns lw City, are responding l iberally. Now is the accepted time fo r those, whose ad\•el·ti sements have n ot yet appeRred 111 th e Normalite, to fall in to line.


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1 d o n't udi t.!\' C th:t t \\" <: !..! t' t 111 111.: h g11<1d -o ut oft hosc few tninut \.':.: \\'L' :-pc ntl i n the library l'lftt-r the cl o ,.:ing lw ll ,; ng--< and w e .:a re waitin g for the nt ht·J·,- to k:n·e fi 1·:-t, but five minu tl·s m a k t's a g l't•a t ciill'cn·Hc<' to the tired li hi·a1· i.m who 1: :ay h:l\·e t o .hurry h om(' f or dinnt•J·.-:\Ltbd A . Brun er. When we t hink of t In: fac.:t t h :1t some uf oQ ur nices t pictlli'C:< i n the li hntry w c•·c hot with "fine nH) tl C'\'," ,,_.e 1·a thc-r L'1 1joy ad ding to that fund fo r th c pic tures wi~l he there limg after \'V <.: h ;l\' c forg .,t tt·f! the tines and pe rh :·t ps t·v c n th e b"o ks we i;q.t t -out to o long .- Ch:u· lott<-:: Hi c km :t ll.

It is a c ompli m l'nt nin o mcan con ,..icler a ttion to both !"tntknts :-~.nd Pr·c,..i(kn t Cnd~­ tree th at our nttiturk ha sh, en s o plai nl y -s hown th1·uug-hou L t he stnte. w it h ahsoijutcly no ac ti o n t a k e n e xce pt th o:.:c .Harke d by a hi g h dcgn.-c of dignity and conscrva ti vc-ncss.- H. ·w . .J u hn s rm . [t h as been c"tim a t cd uft-c1· a se ries of St:icntific in ves tigat ions that if the outlines in the physica l scicllces wen! printed for stuclent usc t h at muc h kinetic energy, several ki lowatts of m enta l str n ggle, and much scicn tifi c ciiscussi on would be s a ,-ed to each one. As it is, c:t c h one becomes a pho nogn1phic reco t·d to voice the d ee p l·cflectionf' o f th o us an d ::; of . dead phi loso- _ phers who se only purpose see m ed to h ave heen to stir the yout hful campuste1· to reflect upon the cosmogony of the universe, the t r·an sm utati on of t he e lements, the cor relation of forces, the ne bu la r hypothesis. a nd the d y n am ica l theot·y of the intet· moh:cu lm· cons truction o f a m e lt in g body. In view o f t h e above facts, theo ries. 1-1 ncl h ypot hesis, we p lead fot· the_ :--rin t in )! of the c•utlines used in phy,..ics, che mi stry, and as tronomy in order thn t we may u se t he t ime t hn t we n ow e mpl oy i n co py i ng th ese o ut li nes, in scie nt ific resean.: h .- --J. D. McMillen.

If in a c " mmit t N: .1r three e :tch o ne :=;houlrl d<) :til his wm·k. nnd IHI\'e it in o n 1i m c (w ithout being; asked at least a d ozen ti m es). -do y o u t hink the chHirm a n wou ld he able t o s t an d the s h ock?-Mabel Zentz .

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The .:\ebraska Te~c h e r is o ne of our ne w a nd w e f~·e1 q uite proud t o ha,·e it n p o n o nr e xchange t-c:lble. o ... g e nt can be m ore potent in fosterin g a lin.- , p r ogt'ess ive p1·ofcssi'Onnl spirit t ha n s uc h ~ ub\1 cat i ons .

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The "Spud" of Alli nnce Neb r. m a kes the inq uiry to tht No rmHlite , "Doa' t )'OU like e u{.s ?" The SptHl has -e ~idt'nt l y forgo tttn a ll of ou r i ss ues wi th the excepti on of t he \a;.t. However , we \\'Otl ld prefer no cuts a t a ll to hnv i n~ thcn1 c o pied fro m an o l_9 ' P~ruv i a n." as many of those wh ich a ppea r in t he Spud a t·e . . Ho l mes., the new a rtist of t ire "Tootern staff. is i llu strating that pa per ve1·y effectively . Ho lmes <:an dri,-e a point h ome w he n a n y one can. L il;e M irlla nd College of Atchison , Kans., w e h ave suffered a number of bas ket ball d e fea t s t his year. May we be as broad a nd sportsman li ke in o ur a ttitude toward a nd s upport of the team a s a r e the students of th a t institution, w h ose vie ws. are· expr essed in the J an u ary number of their publicati on, the ' ' Mid land. " A delinquent ilubscribe r was passing away, w hen t he business manager dropped in to see him . "How do you feel ?" asl-ed t he bu-siness manager. "All loo k s b 1·ig ht before m e." g a s ped t he subsc rib er . " l t. h o u _ght sc ," sa id the business mana ge1·. '' ln abo ut ten minutes yo u ' ll see the blaze.''-Ex. The ·•Orio le," Lm·imore, N. D. a nd the ' · Blue m od Go ld," A bt nleen, S.D. are new vi s ito1·s of the Normal ite t hi s mouth :


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Vera J. I-l aetfelin . West Point, ca pt<1rn, for ward , second yea r .

E dith L. Phillips , Peru, fo rw a rd ,.- fo u rth yea r . Grayce J enning!' , Peru, center . first yea r . Es t her Bla nk ens hip , Peru , seco nd cent t' r , first year :

Wilma E . H a rrk s, P eru, g ua rd, firs t yea r . Marie Fo rsy the, Peru , gua rd , firs t y ea r. Fra nces Gilbert, J o hnson, fo rwa r d, firs t year. Velma

yt>a r.

Kin g , , Wes tern, g uard ,

Sch o t t,

Steven :-~ ,

fit·st

(;eorge E . S t c,·e n s , Wes t e rn , ca p tttin n ncl ·m an a ge r , ce nt e r. Ve rn o n Kre b s , S tra tt o n , fo r wa rd, first y ea r. Jaco b Schott , S h idd ey, fo r wa rd, first y ea r . Arthur B. Gc h ,·id i , U lysse!', g tHITd , fir!'t y ear. A. J. :;t o dd a rd, Auhu rn , g u a rd , fi rst yea r. F r a nk E llen b u rger , Peru, s uh-fo rwa rrl, firs t vea r . W illia m G ilmo re, Ne br·as ka Ci t v , g u a rd, firs t yea r. H en r y S c h o tt, S hiel• ley , fo r warrl , first year .

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TH E NO t-:;.JALJTE

G ll~ l . ~

11.\ S K ET B .\ LL TEA:\1.

C oat.:h ~ cot t. Xl i :-iSl'S l.( i ug-, P h illip~ . B1ankcn::;hip. l\li:<Sc s F o r:!<.Ylb, l ·l:hfl<Uu,

Per tvW e sleyan Friday c v e nin 0<.,. t he \.Ycslc.:,·a H Co -votcs ~ la nd ed in o m · li t tle bu t·g- a n d pn >ceedcrl to di scourse wi t h t he n a ti ve~ o n f h e re la tiv e m trits o f the N u ntt :tl h a :-:k ~:·t h <t ll h\ln ch as c o mpa red w ith the .. dt-ca rlc d " eoyote:-: a nd t o de m o n s trate t h e fnct t hat t hey wet·e ~~ u true ~po rl!'i , :~s g am e ns a cot t o n t ail ever da red to b e. The Pe ru · \.Yesleyan g am e, a t Wesleya n, was pl a ye d o ,·e r ::;evet·a l times. fort h ~ ben e fit of excite d hem-et-~ n n d eac h tim e it g t·ew m ot·c pa th et ic till the impt·e<:sion was q ni te ge nend th a t t he No r ma l w as d oo m ed fo r ;m o the r w o ll o ping s nc h as ::; he h ad s u ffered e:_tdie •· in th e seaso n o n foreig n fl oors. · Bot h tea m s c n tc n:d t h e ga m e fin:d with the d ete rmin atio n t o win and in a s h o rt time it was <' vicl e nt t h Ht Wesleya n w ould h a ve a close rub if s h e ca n-i cd avvay the larger e nd of th e ~co re. A ft t>r a bt·io.:f p eri od o f play S t e v e n s s h o t a go al ft·o tn t he fidel

Je n uings, GiiLut.

Hanks,

fo l lnwecl in r apid s ucees!'io n by t wo m on: go[! );; before t he visito 1·s coulci score. Wesky a n no w beg<t n t o piRy reckless, fouling fn·q m· ntl y nnci pro tes ting the dt•ci~ion s till r l' nlin rkd b y the offici a l thnt it w as tim e t o p h y b a ll. Fin <t lly with the sco re sta nciin~ thin ecn to five in favor o i'the Normal. th e " fierce'' coy ote!' c a lled time out a nd asl;ed th a t t he officta l be rem o ved, w h o h a d bee n foul ing t he m w hen they evt>n as much a!' held a 1-'ent m a n o r tried _to s ho ,·e him o uts ick. \<\'esley a n m ninta ined t ha t in as muc h as t he re h a d heen bu t o ne officia l in th e Pc t·u- We~ley an ga me o n the · \Vesk yn n fl oor, th e re s h o uld be but one o f-l icia l her e, for they fo und it impo ~si!. le t o o o the r o ug hin g mtd coa rse wo r k whi c h th e v i ~ it n r s wer t' s uhj t·cted to o n t he W c~l eya n

tl nor. Aft er c onsirlera hle wrung ·

lin g Coac h Clc<l\'l'tlger Ann ourH:ed th a t un less the y be permitted to foll o w custnnw •·y tc~ct i .: s th e ga me w o uld be disco t-


T rr r::

• c JJ\ :u .\ r. r r r-.

t inue rl . Ca p tn in S t e ven !< rc· fu:-~rl to ~in in t o t he dom inet>ring n ·quc!'t :.nrl r h~· g::~ m e was forferte. J to Peru . Score: l'e r 11 13- Wes leyan 5-, T lv· featun: of the g-;~ me wns th~ gre~•t t,am 11\'0rk di splayed by our hnys a nd th ein cii vicl oa l w o r k nf ench memhc r nf tht· sq u n d . Wi th the work nf t h t- t t<:1m up :r~ i t is a n d wi t h th e spirit of t'Ot hn:-i:1sm f li ~­ p layed as on t his O<:C"1l!'sion, w h ::tt cnn we n o t accomplish m hnsketba.ll durin g d w remainder of t he );{'aoo:on? 1.1Nt:. 'I!'

Pc nr. ( Cr:~ p t )S t cvcrn>

H . Schott J enni ng A. J. Stoddas-d Gilmore

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g

W csfey n 17'. Simond s !VI eye rs M~:Candl a~<!t

Swann Bet:k

Peru,..Efmwooc! T he Peru g irls met th e E lm woon h:1sketba ll g irls, o n t he h o me fl.nnr F ricl11y evening, F ehru Rry fo u rt h , 1n a game resu lting 1n a victory for the Norm al. A m a rk ed i mpr ovemen t was s h own in the tea m as a work i ng u n it and bo t h in t h e passing a nd gua r d in g w hic h wa s s h own in the F a lls City ga m e t o be so sadly in need of s treng thening. The Norma l g irls -with a s tring of d e feat still fres h in m in d en tered th e con t t:s t k eyed to t he hig hes t pitch a n d each d e t e r·mi ne d , both in di vidually a nd collect ively, to w i pe o ut t he blo t fro m their past rec ord . The teams s bowerl thei r· tru e fig htin g s piri t fro m tbe outset but t he s upe ri o r , a ll a r o un d work o f th e loca ls s oon wo re dow n t heir stubb orn de fi a nce a nd g r a dually t he coun t m o un t ed hig her a n d h igh er ti ll the fi nal curtai n was dro pt , end ing th e second ha lf, a nd a fter som e time ,..,-hic h r equ ired n o little m a th em a tica l ca lc ul ati o n t be scorekeeper a nn o un ced th e . fin a l co unt to be thir ty fo ur to eight in fav o r of P er u . P eru,FaUs City. On F riday evening, F ebru a r y

twe n ty

t-ight . t h •· tir .... , gi•r .... • h;l!-kt· tfwfT thl· ,,,.;,] ··l·lt e d n!t• n-:os pnlll·d off F ;dls Crt' high :-,· 1J c,.,J, n · .... JIIt ingtor_, fo rth< vi . . ,t .. ,·, to tlw tum:

game of with t hern n vicn f 29 to-

2~ .

Thi :- i ~ tht· lir ... t time the ~or mal g irL h;r \T ,ufli: n :d ok fl·n l on t h l· homt· floo r. in four _n·:rr·'-, :111d tlrt (nct t hnt thl'CO tH)tll' ror Wl' rt: o r,~<ani zl·rl and t•oa< h e I by ; 111 ex~'t·nr ,·ian 111:1 kt· ~ th t: cld(:n l doubly fdt. Thi s rt: n r,l. ..,,. ;1,.; not flu e t o t lw poorwor·k nf 1 he: l nl·; rl ~ Inn pri nl·ip:tlly to th ~ fa st :1nrl c"n:,istl·rll work of th e vis itorsr who showt:cl tl1t:ir ~ ); i l l :1n d snpcrior· work rn tdl clt-p:t r·tmt·n ts of l he gn me, t:);pecia ll.r in th e fr-et· g<>:tl tos:-irrg, m:.ki ng fu urtce111 of n pos:- ih k si:o<tccn p oints frn m t he lo ut line. Un t he tirst ), noc.:k niT Fn lls City ca r·ri e d th<.: h:r ll r: l) >i d l~ d own t he field a ncJ ~ ho t :1 hnsk l·t ill·for-c n•· _von c h ;ld t i me t oo re~tl i 7.e t lw t n. g-<~ me wa!" o n . This ft·a t wn!" d• rplic;ll e d w i t h m <~t h cmaticn l precisio n t il t t h t· g r <.: a t c o u nt of e ig h t loo med op h do1 c th e 1ormn l p lnycn;. O ur gi rls now took n b race n nd after muc h clever a n d h t·ad y wur l; P h i ll ips s h ot a fliffi cul t g o a l fr t>m t h e fi e l d . Th e hope!" of t h e Nor m a l r ooters b ega n fr om thi s ti me t o ri s e ~1 nd pro~ p ec ts for ~av in g S und ay•s p ie see m ed exceeding ly b r ig ht t o t h.c m<tn y cn t hu s in s t s w ho hn d wa ge re d t h a I m<~j o r por tio n o f th eir Sa h un t h Day's lun c h u p on the o utco m e <Jf t h e ga m e. P lay in g cor1ti nu ed wi t h th e No rm a l g r:~d u all y overcomin g the la rge lead a nd a t th e e nd o f th e first h a lf the sco r e stood fo urte en to s i:x teen in fav or of t h e vi );i to r·s. The secon d h ::tlf was a m er e r e p e li t i o n of th e latter pa rt of the fir st. P e ru k eeping up th e t er ribl e pace se t by th e ,·is i to r s a n d seY~ral t i m es n osing a h ead fo r a sh o r t ti me o nly t o f ail in th e las t minu te o f play b y a bit o f c a reless wo rk . Fina l sc o re: F all s C ity 29- P e ru 22 . Th ose d ese rving s p ecia l m e nti o n n re Ca pta in Haeffclin , o ne o f l ast years vetera n s w h ose lwilli a n t tea m w o rk co ntribu-


ll 5 te 1 !!r<>atly to thl• -..hnwing m 1<l.: Nnrm a1~. n n d !'hi11ip-.. . a \Tll"ran ~· eHr!' , who h" ~ n o pn'l" in th,· a r t kt:t · .. lto< Hin g-in tit,· !"t:tl<' Edith

1" tht: nf l••n1· nf 11 . 1~ ­ ,,,. h<r JH'<·rlt·;.-< and hl·: td_,. W <ll·k. -.. : 1,.,. I t Itt· :-\ormn l ~jr) ... frn111 : t t'"l11pl· I<' ,..hut " l i t II\· ~ c orinl!all o fth <· tw,·n ty two t •••int,. ~l"­ cun·rl h_\' the I<K: •I~ l.l:"E l ' l '

F : tll ~ C i ty I ' a rcltnt ... .. .. ....... ~ F . . II :tdl',:l in I C :1pt L_r fo r rl ..... ........ ... L F ... l~il l w n. l'hillip,; :-J l. ~yrla ..... . ..... C I 'h illip~ ..ll'nniog,; F l. t· yrla( ~apt) ... :!nd C . .. Hla nk<•n,;hip ... . .. D . v i ··~ .. ....... ... .... ... !~ (; ..... Fo r ~yt h..: ........ .. S t u m hn ........... ... 1. l; ... Kin~ ......... ... .... .

E lmwood,.,? c n r. F r id a\· m n t·n ing, Fchnw t·y 11. t he N •rm :tl gi d s jo tt r n cyt·d to Elm w ood wit h t t <· so le p ur po~e o f duplicating the ,;tunt p t 1lt·d n fT in o ut· g _ymn:t><tttllt n :n : ntlv when t hey t o nk t h e :-:am<: t<·a rn into <::tmp by t he d eci:-: i v-: ,.:co 1·c o f :C~ l ~T he ga m e, if we arc to ca ll it s uch. \\' :tS p aycd in a li tt le tw o-hy-fn ut· roon t , [t p p ·a ri ng s ut<piciously like a c lass roo m . This s mn ll n o wch d l:O U I't put the :\orm a l g irl;; at a clc : idcd di s :11h·a n t:1 ge a n d nft n· t he !'mokt• h ad c lc:ued u p it wa :; fo un d t hn t t ht· ~eot·e stood ~l::i t o 33. Losing in a gy mn as ium of t hi s k i n d is n l cl i!'ct·cd i t tn o ut· g irl ,; , for so p r oticien r we r e t he E l m\\'ood gi d ,; in h as kct in g- t h e b :tll fro m the w rd l th a t thi s sty le of a ga me was r cso •·tc cl t o w i t h t h e abo Ye res ul rs .

Cotner...Peru. Ttw~d:t

,.

c \·en in g , _ Ft>br ua ry ou r hoy-< w~·re tnkcn into ea m p by the C o tner ltu,.k <'>< t11 the tune o f 3 +- 16 . Cntlll'r n rrin·d o n tht: AtHlr confid, n t of v i<.·tof' \' n n d tht:ir crmfirlcnce W AS not ill g-otte n for tl1<:y loomed u p li ke ocen n grry h ounds a lo ng,;idc of a s m nll t u g in comp;u·ison to .. h~ ed ·' :Sch ott a nd Krebs. It w ns Cotnct·'s gn m c a ll thru t he fi rs t half hut Peru gAtlwred c o u rnge in t he last half of the gnme. and it rather loo ked as if our hnys might o,·crha ul t h e "preacher,;" hut about t he m iddle of th e ha lf some of the sp('C tn tors became rest less and :-lowly drifte d C•ut, fea ri ng t here would be tlo ,;c~tt::< ldt fnr t he G lee Club concert , t ill hut a m ere ha n dfu l of rooter s remai ned. Thi::: n lnnc was en o ug h to discou rng-e nny one , to be dt·sertcd by t he ir own s u pport <- r ,;, M t he lnst eig h t m inu tes of play s howed . ~·o r Co tner piled up as m a ny cntt n tc• r ,-, a nd t he gu me en ded wi t h the \' i:-i t tH·s car ryi ng the la rger e nd o f th e ~l'Ot·c.

Storlrlard a nd Ca pta in Steven s w ere t he s t ars o f t h e c\·c ning.

Jl. Feb.

22-'' Three c h<>ers fo r Gil be r t!! Rah! h~ a h !! Ra b!!!''-Miss Bt,Jej ack . $-

"H e w h o n e\'er cha nged a n y of hi s opini o n s n c ,·er corrected a n y of his mista kes; a n d he wh o WLI S ne ve •· wise e no ug h to find o ut a ny mi s ta~es in him self, w ill never be c h a rit able en o ug h to excu se wh a t he •·eckon s mis takes in o t her s."

LI N E U l'

P e t· u.

J ennin <;!'s .. .... ... ................ .. . .. C ............ .. ..... .. Blanke::nship .................. .... .. 2 nd C ............. . H aeffdin ( Ca pt ) ...... ... ... .. ... F .. . ... .. ... .. ....... .

Phillips ............... ... .. .... .. .. ... F ... ....... .. ........ . Fo r~y th e .... . . .............. ......... G ........... ......... . H anks .... .. ....... .................. .. G .. . ................. . Gilher t .... ................ . ........... Su b ..... .. ..... .. .. . . Kin g .................. .. ............. Su b

A di s t r ic t visito r once went to see an o ld Scotch wo m a n w h o w as d y ing. Noti cing t h at her t a lk w as a ll a b o ut herself anrl t he minis t er , b e said: " We ll , really J ea n n ie, I bdieve you thin k t here w ill be n o b c d y in h~a ven but yo urself a nd t h e minister .'' " A h wee)," s a ici t he old wo ma n "an I'm n o ' soe s ure a b o ut the m in ist er ."


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TH E

II

R~ligious

1\0R.:\J .\LITE

II

Y. M. C. A. Notes. R OL L,,

T . Fos=-o·r.

The deeds we do , t he words we say, Into s till air they seem to fleet; We co un t them eve r past; But they sha ll lastI n the dread j udgment they And we ,hall mcct.-john Kcble. Our firs t m ee tin g o f t he ye;~r ninct(•cn l en was h(·)d J a nu a ry 9. Mrs. \VallHct·, a tempcrfl nce lectu rer for the \\' .C. T . C. gave an addre!'s in M. and E. H a ll. ~Irs . W:tll ace is a !'is ter o f Bishop H artxl·ll who was one of thf' p r om ine nt speakers at the R oches ter Conve nti on . On j a nuary 16, t heY. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. had a j o int m ee ting, wh ic h wns held in M us ic and Exp ression H a ll. Reports wer e g iven by tbe m em bc::rs w ho attended t he S tuden t Volunteer C o nven t'1011 held in Rochester, N.Y., Decembe r 49 lo J a nu a ry 2 . The followi ng a r e th e o nes who ga \' C reports: .. Im pressions o t the Conventio n ," j oy E. Morran; "The Easte_rn Field," Barba ra Cardwill; "The Western Field ," Ro lla Fosnot·, • 'J' h e ..:>ptnt .., . . o f tbc Con vention," Frances W . Blake; ''l<ochester's Message to Per u , , p r o ficsso r . Chffo rd Hendricks. Below is gi ven so me of t he Convcn tion Stat istics. Student delegates........................... .......... 2 , 678 Professors a nd teachers ........................ .. ..... a2 n Student general secretaries Y. M. C. A. M' a_nd Y.' \V. C. A .................................... 105 1SStonanes ................................................. l 65 Board secre~aries .......................................... . 95 Represen_taltves of th< S. V. i\1.................. ____ 1 6 International State and Provincial secretaries, Y. M. C. A. andY. w. C. A......... 78 Fraternal delegates ...... .... ............................. 3 Other Christian workers and leaders ......... 15 5 T o tal......................... 36? 4 Institutions represented ............. :::::::::::::::~. 122 States and pro \'inccs ..................................... 49 Countries represented .. ............ .. .................... 29

.\1 r . J o hn Lang kcl our lltc.:l'l ing unday, J a nu .ory :l:L 1/i s ,.. ul ~jt·l·t \\' I t~ • Rt·:p:o m: w h y I IH: Iil.· ,·c th:o lj l'"' ' " i, tho: C hri,..t"

i\1 r flranig:trt ll'd onr lllt'l'l ing on Jnnuary :-Hl !l is s ul tj•·ct b e in g, "C h n r ac.:tt·r Buildin g ." :\ It·. Ht-:tnig: lll had n vay inf; lructin: mt:<: t in g fo t· m :t1ty new id ens W(· rc pn:~ l· ntc.:cl to u~ for l'Ons icl cr;o ti o n . The fo llo \\'ing g i\'t:s u s s o n tl' co mpnri::o n of the ~ trt:ngth o f tlte \' . .\I. C :\ in 1900 and in 1 ~)I 0. in rl'g: trcl to Rihk !' tudy fo r mt:n and h n v s o f c.: i ty. to \\'11 and rai lroHd i\ ,.. ~ o c iut ion:: 1910

Study cn u rs cs............ ....... .... ..... 7:{ 13oys ' cl asses .... ............. .. ..... .... :!. I 00 ;'\l en' s c.:l ns!>es .. .. ........................ 1,!),)()

Bo y s in cl ~ t s~es ................ .... ...... :~2 . l 0 0 i\ lcn in classcs ... _.. .. .............. .. .. ) l G,GUO

1900 25 125 635 3.2 64 10,412

Y. W. C. A. \\'hat 11rc y o u do ing from day to day, As t he prec io us nt o tncnts s lip nwny ? Oh, us c t !tent for so one g o od en rica vo r, Pot· mom t•nt s go ne, a r c g o ne fo rcv..:r. Like pear:Is t lwt slip fr o m a bro ken clasp Lil(:'s momCnl s s li p from our cardcss grasp. Gather them up as g e ms o f beauty, As words o f lon·c and acts o f duty \Vh :tt goo d meetings \Ve ha,·e Sunday <t ftc.:r n o o ns . A number of c leme nt s enter into tlH'm to mnl<e fo r t lw tr success-good leade rs. good s u bjt:cts, good at t end n ncc. good a tte nti on , goo d mu s ic a nd good w i ll. Anti a ll g irls a r e ' 'v clcome. Th e fol lowing a r e some o f the m essl'gcs brought from th e R oc heste t- Co nv ~ nti nn: Th ere is a socia l unrest today a m o ng the n at ions. Now is the time to · send h e- m e t h e.: trut h s o f Christianity. W e owe China much b eca u se we have sent h er :til o ur vices a nd n one t o o m any o f our virtue. One gre a t n eed in o rienta l n a tions is for Christiau h omeR. " Go d h as melted China, who wi ll rem ou ld it?"


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'\Cli<~IAI. IT E

Th <• caste ~y'-ll'lll i,.. hn·aking in ln rli:t . n" w i:< th e tin• <· t n ~how th~·m the h~tl~r thing!' whid1 ~ l lt·i .. t h:t ~ for tlwm . Y o ung nwn in Chin,· ~ l.' 'chuob who :t rc Chri ... ti :ln !' . h:t\'l' 1\ihl,· n-r:-~,.: p r intl.·rl 1111 thr ir \'i~it in;.: 1':1rrl' \ \ 'nulrl y n u do th a t? I f nflt, wh y n ot? f n nonh ,..- n lkn ,l.!:d tlwrc j,- fl regio n (\'h ere 1 he re i' hu t n n e mi,.:si n nnr~· t o 1,000 .000 pr o pk.

Tlw n : i:- : 1 ll l'l' cl fn1· p h y!' il.·ian,-. tc11c h r r s, prcn c ht•r!', ~1nd n ur,:~· s . and :1 need . t oo, for Ch ri::ti n n h o ml'" :11HI fo ,- C hril'ti:w business ml·n . These nrc th e lll'l·rls o f the wodd . The watchw nrn of t lw eo n,·cnt ion wa s "The evang(·li lw t in n oft hl.· w o rld in t his gcnl•rnti o n .'' T ill' m t·:-<s:-~gc to us indiYidunlly w n:< gi\'e n. "Put .)'O ur;;:c•lf in accord with Gocl.'' The \\'Orst m e n in the f-'a r E n;: t t oday a •·c n ot C h ine,:.: 0 1- J apanl'Se or ],;: o rcH n!'; thl'y nrc dcgl'nnate white mcn .-Or. A. J. Bro wn . jc!'u s C hri s t lift s th e mo1·tgage of o n•· pn s t .- J o hn Dnu g l:1 s Adnm . Chris t \\'Ca I<? Lon !< a t the men he h ns mn stcr cd !-Q u o tcd by Bishop H e ndrix . Of nil the ~1gc n cies that are u ser! to reach and u p lift M o h nm m e dan w o m :•nh ood, I hl'lic,·e th e missio n a ry h o me has som e of the grca tes t possibilities .-t\1 rs. P. \V. L a barec. of P<·•·sia.

N.C. C. A. .\ G:-o;ES YA K ORIEL.

Several new mcmbc•-s have joinc:d our s ince vac a ti o n. We are very g lad t o welc ome them and there is a l ways room fo r more. As~oc:i a ti o n

Father F ee ny o f Auburn has p lanned to come a nd say M tl !'S fo r us here in Pc1·u on next Sa turday. Fe bruary 12. He h11d made 111·r a nge mcnts to be with u s on t he fifth bu t owing lo t h e impassa ble conditi on o f the r oad s w as un a ble to do so. Two in tert'sti ng r ep o rts were recently

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g-i,·t•n b•·fo re the Aseociat io n. Clne on "C:•rdin:tl 1\nym:m" by i\1iss hl nrie Krum bach a nrl th e ot he r " F at her Da mi <'n' h \' ~l i ,:s Arrnes \'a nDriel. In these report~· we try to sho w besides their life nnd flcen:< ~omc th ing of the effect which the mnn ' s w o rk s h a d up on the world in gener· :tl. In o ur rc-gu lRr s tudy dt~ss we hnve com· plet(•d n prt-limin a ry his tory of rrlig io n n nd nrc n o w prepa red to take up a detailed s tud,. o f C hris tian Doc trine itself. Ev<'ryonc i~ plunging into the work with a will a nd ni l nrc <.njoying it, besjdes gettin g so mu ch rcnl good from the study.

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\"ulc-tidc has come again \\' ith its bl ~ss ings and its cheers And child;sh hopes a nd childish fears Co t;IC t rooping up the years \\'h en 'anta pulled by his deer(s) Comes lillin~ the yo ungsters hrarts with j oy. Rut nnta's a delusion And oh! the trouble and confusion One has in ma king t he selections F o1· t he objects of his amorous affec tions, But now. we a re Sa nta, one hears, Yes we are like Santa, pulled hy ou r Dears. .:/>

Sho\\' me the man you h o nor; f know by th a t sy mptom better tha n any o ther what kind of a man you are yourself; for you s ho w me what your ideal of ma nhood is, wh n t kind of a m a n you long t o be.-Carly Ie. A Southern fa rmer asked a negro fa rm hnnd the ca u se of his worried a nd harassed t:xprcssion . • De trubbul, boss," said the negro, "is m o.h wife. She is de 'stravaga ntes· pusson I kn ows. She is a lw us after money. Money dis , en money dat, en mo' money. She comes ter me fer one dollar, en den s he wants two dollars, en so hit goes." "But, J oe, " inquired the hoss. " what docs she do with a ll this money?'' "Well, de fac' is, boss/' explained j oe, " l ain't give er none yit!"


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Professor Sea~·son Leaves Peru.

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W . SEA HSO:'\.

In the withdrawal of Profl·ssor J. \\'. S : arson from the ranks o f the fac-ultv the Normal loses o ne o f her m.o st p o pul a~ and capable instructors. Enclowcd with r n r c t a len t and ability as a teaclwr. a true friend a nd counsellor of the student, a man who is a pus her in even· !'Cnst' of the word, Mr. Searson leaves -a gn p in the teaching fo rce t hat is l<een ly fe lt by s t uden t s and faculty . ~incc t a king ch arge of t he de pa r tment o t Englis h four yea rs ago, the excell cnce ofhis wo rk ha s been m ade evident hy t he hig h s tand nrd mainta ined in t he cl assroom and the r em a rkab ly la r·gc en ro ll ment which conste~ nll\' numbered at lea st fo ur fifths of the s tud ent hody. Mr. Sea r so n 's ca ren has bee n one o f activity and se r vice from the time h e entered the State Univers itJ in 1891 up to. th e pr esent, with n o period of laxness o r n : t rogressio n . Gradua tin g !ro m the Cni-

\' ·. r·,ity in ll--!11; \\i 1h tir o !! H'h oloor o f .\ r io: :1 nrl tlu: h11rHt 1a•y dq.!"' ' •.r l'hi l k~:r 1\ : tpJ HI IH' w: t' t11 •1<k : 1 tdlow in till· do·1':t nt nH· , , t 1 • f I: t 1 r o Jl l ' : 1 11 II i' 1 • • r .' . f'l' m : ti tt i t1!.! th l' l'l' "' in!-Ll"ll l' lltr' ln1· t"" \l ll l~ Th \: f.,)), , W i II ).! .\' l' <1 r (r l' W a..; ; Ill i II ' I r lll'tlll' iII t II\: · Li nl·oln lr ig h :-t·lronl ;r ntl p1 llh·ip:rl o f tlw l 'l'n ch-r hi gh :-d1o o l. l"111111 n ·,'l'i\'i ng hi~ lVl :r'-tl r ':- rl t·gTt'l' in I :-t ! l ~J l·c w :o~ dn·tt·cl !-lljll'l'illllllfl ont of :-c l o to () ~ ,< at \\' ;r hooll, whi,·h Jl OS iti o ll h t· fi) 'l·d f., l. S I X \l'; r r~ . rt•. · - l 0 :ll'l'l' )l t t I 1_.• dw i r o f S';.!lllll;.! Ill 1 11 , ( ),) E ,1!1 i , h a t P. nr I lis l·rnill i.' lll.'l' :1 ~ ;an cr!tlt':ttott· i ~ a m p ly shown hy t hl· pr• •lltilll'll l po:-it ion ~ hl' hus hdrl in ,-;ll·i o u>' t•dtt,·:ot inna l horl i ,·~ . :rmiJng whid1 111 :ty In· llll' llti •lltl d :-t'l'l't t:rt·y :11HI Jlrl'!'i rJ c n t 1 of l hi: ::-\1 ~~ 1':1~); :1 S111 ll' l'i ll tt•;lfll- 11 t:' ;1nrl l'rinc ip:rJ,- ,\' " "~.:i:rti .. n ; p1t:-id,·nt nf th l:' :\chr:t~ l< :1 S t:rtc T~·:o~· l1o r,< ,\ :-~ Ol'lnl i l•ll; vit·t·-prcside n : o l 1he :\ ;rtioon;rl l:d u,·atill ll A s~t•c iati on Dttt·in g t ht• p :t:- t ~ i xtct·n yt·:or~ h ~.: h : rs \\' Oil : rn c n vi:•hlo: l't'J lll tU t ion ~~~ 1111 1 n ~ti tut c in , l rtlct or. hi ,- ti nH' oftt·n h~· i n g l:II J.! IIJ! l' d f, or· l \\0 :t ll rl I h r CC )'<';II'S in arlv:rnct· T h i~< ha s bl•t·n );org• ly du e to t he int~.:n~ely pnrt·ti c: rl and :-tr:oight-fo rw:11·d m e th ods h e cmplnys in till' work, giving to tt·:rc hl·r:< ~ollol' thing- "'hil' h "il l he of servin·. :rn d with :1 :-l'itit .. r cn rncs1nn-s and t·nt h u s ias m whi~.:h c.oni•·" wit h i t couv it·tilllt. l' rof,·s~or -'t·ar·~ ~~ ~~ i" noo w n·gi~tt· red for h il:' Q.,ctors' olq::n-c at 1hl· S t:Hl' Uni\'l·rs it y and will spl·n d t hc n ·ma inrll·r 11f the year i n spt'c ial wor k . pn•p<trator·y to liS· s um in g hi s ne w rlutks i n the depart ment of E ng lis h a t th t' K<~nsas sta t c :~ grinl ltur­ a l co ll t•ge lot·ah·d at 1VI nnhatt:tJ1 . Mr. ~:kar~on h <T s I'('Ct·ntly ptthli ,.;hccl so me \'cry pt·a c t ic: rl Engli s h texts for hig h schools which hn vc been quil'ldy : trl .. ptt·cl by a large num lwr of Nchra~k: t !'dw o ls. He no w h ns in prtss :t tt·xt on ' ' Litt·ntture Ft·om tht' l<t·arkrs,'' a h n ok \\'h ic:h will tllld oubtedl y h e wt'lc o mtd w ith c nth usial- nt by teac he r s o f En g lis h . lt is lobe regretted th at Ne hnt s lw is to


TilE '\O I-D1AI.I TE Ill!'<.' :.t man "hn h:1-. '' t'\'t•cl h <·r t·dul·:tti .. nnl inll:n:~ t ..; "II long nnd "n ftithfully, hut wlwn•vcr h<.' may gn in tla: hllun.• hi:- l':tn•t•r wil l he foll nwccl with intt.. r<·,:;t hy a h n"t n ffornl<"r :-tucknt:- and a ' "ll<'i:tl<'"

Senior Class Will Dedic<~te the Peruvia n to President Crabtree. Th<· P<'l'lt\'i :ttt , t h <· ollil·i :tl puloltc:llion nf th e c l:t !':; of I !) Ill , i:-: to he d <·rl icn t erl t o Prc:-:id c.: nt C t·nhlt<.'l' lt i:-: incl ccrl hut a -:lig h t lrihutl' to pa y to till' man who h as helped lo bring the ;\ormal to it!' pt'l'"· cnt hi gh g t·a <le nf c.:tlic i<·ncy n nrl h a!' nwclc it a n imponanl :tncl p n\\'ct·ful fncr o r in <'dm·a ti on:d cin.: l<':<. It i!' a pt·i,· ikgc whid t the clas-: of 1!) I 0 v :duc hi_g hly. t o tkrli<·a tc the ir n n nual i.o Pt·<·:-iclent Ct·a htrcc.

Professor Gregg's Publication. "Pal'li:unl·nt nry Law' ' i!' the ti d e of n nea L m o nu :d , p oc ket :-:ize. and li,:;tcd to cost fi ft y ce nt ,; per copy. is!'ucd d urin g the past m o nth fro m l h c prc,.!'c·s of G inn :1nrl Co mpnn y a ncl bc:nin g o n t h e ec'~ v er the nn mc, fnmilin•· t o Penl\· in ns. of Pn·d Marion G n :gg. An txa111innt io n of the text s h o w s it t o h e n o t o nl y a uth o rit a ti ve and c learly \'·ritten , but ab:-:olutel_y uniqu e among w o rl<s o f i l :< kind for co mpa ctne"<s and lucidi ty of a rrn ng('nH·nt . P •·ofcssm· Gregg has fair·ly exhausted the p ossibilities of the b cJC>k-mnkcr's a rt, in making the treat me nt C•f pa rticul a r [Oints of u sage ins t antly accessible to o n e presiding o ver a n assemb ly. This h e ach ieves, fi~st, by a systen of t humb index in g; seco nd by a di a g r nm o f parliamcntm·y moti o ns , s h o w ing th eir in tetTcl a ti c· n s; an d third ( nnd m ost mn s t el'l y of a ll ) hy a Graphic Classificati o n of n. o ti o n s , for w hich the aut h or has d esig ned a se t·ies o f symbolica l gro\lps of h umn n fig ures, piclured in significir nt and even h u m o rous attitudes , cxpr·essin: of suc h com m e nts as "Undebatab le," " M ny be postpo ned ," etc. Wi t h t h ese t in y types, the author contri ves t o print

tla: suh,.ta nce o f a ,· olumc o n a :<ingle p :-tgt.•. Thi10 lumin n ns tn'a t ise of nn imparl Ant :tnd diflicu lt !'uhject is destined to t efll·ct _gn·:tlt•t·tdit nn it:< :-t uthor nnd it will be ri snttt-cc ,,f prid e.: to frit:'nds of the Norm a l th :tt the title pn~e bear s the n ame o f n mc mi H:r o f' o ur Faculty. H. C. H . S1'l' Uu•·ri !' Drtt ,!.! Co.'s ad in thi s is!'uC. Pupils' Recital. The ~·o unger pupils in th e in:::t ru m ental ch:p:trt m cnt o f music gnn· a reci ta l in :\lu,.ic and t-.xpres;,io n Ha il, Sa turd a ,·. Fehruan- 5 unrlcr the direc tion of ~l i ·s Au stin . . The prog ram gi ,·cn w a s as fo lIo w s: So natina ............. ................................ Clementi Spiritoso :\ nda nte \'iniCC E\·a Dillou n Spinning ong ............................... Paul Weiss h li o ncy Dccs ................................... Krogmann Clam Beck n :\lnscttc .... ............................................. .. Bach b In Sunshine ...................... ........ ........ .. .. Ai ctter c e lfin D:~nce ............ ................................ Gricg d The L rll'k's Song ...................... Tschaiko wsky Katherine Shellhorn Sonata, Op. 76, No. 4- ........................... Schy tte All<•gro :\lnderato Anda nte All<•gro Clarence Ho wie n \\"altz........................ .. ......... ....... S. G. l'ra tt b Torchl ight Parade ........................ Kroj:tmann E\·a Dillon a [11\·rntion in F. 1\Iaj o r ...... ...... ............... Bach b Tarantclle .................. ................. ......... Denee Corrine Whitfield Rus lic Dance ............................ .............. Schytte Corrine Whitfield. Clarence Howie

:\1iss Krebs w as recently called to her h o me a t Nelig h by the serious illness o f her fat her . Sho rtly after her a rriva l he passed a way. While his illness had been o f lo ng duration yet the shock of his death was none the less easy to hear. The sy mpa thy of the e ntire school and communi ty are with Miss r.,::rebs in her be· rca vemen t .


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Ja rhara C ,1rdwiJlenjo_vcd 11 much nl'l·d crJ rr!'t nt ht·r h o me in Omaha fro m r'chrunry 8-16.

.' \lllil· \ iH·r. ·I 11 . v i'i t ' d w ir h her· hrnther tlr•· ~ t : ll l.' :tg r icullt u .tl !-l'lrool in l.inl.'oln F lh tu :•ry 1:!- 1: :.

~ Irs. J \V Sl.'an:on h"~ heen n ·ry ill recen tl y bu t ir< much bClll.T :1 l the prc!>cn t w r1 ting.

:\ l i:--: ,\ ly n k ,J11dd. 'I o l'lltl·rt:r i m•rl llt' r IH·uthL·r· who i ~ :t ll•·•Hiing h11silll.':-;s collc_!!c in 01 1:rha . F L· b n tar·y 1:2- 1 :L

Superinl<ndcnt Ncm::~h a C lr1 r·k, '09 , n•ccntly vi!'itt·u lh.: Normnl to H'Cu r·c in!>tilu te in ~ t r ucto rs . Dr.. Il ous'· has been c·ngn~trl a s lcc tun·r and phnform !'upcrin tcnrlen t fo r H c h a u Utnqua at Cawker Ci ty, K ansa r<, during the first thnc weeks in August. \\'illin m ll aywa rd . secre t a r y o f Llw Rcpubl icn n nati o na l co mmittee. ga\'e an cxCl'llent a ddr~ss o n "Abraham Lincoln " in the Normal chapl'l Februa r y 1 2 . Arthur Gil bert, hu5lin~ss man :~ge r o f the Pcr u\'i a n and Ra lph J ackso n, a ssociate hu"iness manager. visited Nebras l<rt Cil v recently rn the in te rests of t he Peruvi a n .. Lillian U. Rton er h as ag:o~i n bt!Cn cn lh:d to he r horne iR O!'ceola on acco un t of th e serio us illnes!' of her m o ther. Ddia T a rtseh is acting prece ptress in he 1· a bsence. Miss May Alde rson o f Mad iso n vis ited Miss Kath erine Wooc.ls a nd o th er friend s in Peru, February 16 a nd 17. Miss Alderso n was a member of the class o f l 90G and has s ince taug ht very successfu ll y 10 the Lincoln schools. A m_andolin cl ub has been o rgan ized wilh A. ~1. Vuncc as leader and m anager. ~li ss Dunn, ma ndo lin ; 1\liss Lansdown, mandolin; Fred Ebert, m a nd olin; Mi ss M a rtin , guita r a nd Rex T ru man , gu ita r compose t he present membership. Profes:-:ors Gregg, House a nd Mrs Nettle ton acted as judges Fr1da y ev ening, February 11 , in a deba te between Stell a a nd Falls Ci t y higb sch ools. Tbe deba t e was held at Stella und the unio n labo r q ucslioo was discussed, Tbe dec isio n was rendered in favor of Falls C_it y.

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:\ I n ;. IH1111 c hc F r·L·i rl: ty l~y:111 of S hl·lby vi !'itcrl w i ~h he r· ~ i:-tt· r l.(· n:t of t he !'l'Jiior <: In!'~. :1 t the l.·l•I H ' ,f t h l' ~•· •n <·:-tt· r , n : m n ill ing t)\·cr for tla· npl'n sl's:-;io n s of both E,•. trclt :1nd Phi lo . :\I i~'- Ooh:tcck w h o lt-ft the . ormnl just h efo n : thl.· lwlid:1 ,. ~ t o fi ll a vncn ncy io the \\'ilhur ~chool ~. l;:1s ngai n r·e~is t cred in the junior c lnss. :\Ji~-- Bohac<: k lw s hel'll elected to 11 pl·rm:tncl p o s i t ion fnr nex t y<:a r in thl· s<·cond grade th ere. This is indeed a w e ll 'kse•·n ·d com pi i mL·IlL t o h t·r ,,·o r·k n 11d nil the m ore to lw :rppn:l.'i :tlcd s ince Wilber is hl·r h o mt: .

T h e S tale Y. M. C. A . co n vcnt io n wns h eld i n ( ni vc r s ily l 'ln ce . F l·bnJri J'Y 17-20. Peru w:ts rl' JJ IT~cnt cd hy n la r·gc cnthu sinstic clclegu t io n <'Om pos ed o f P ercy Stockdale, IJ. ~ I S t c pht· n~ . J o hn L •ang, Emery Veatch, L . L . SpaiTo rrl , J oseph Golds tein , Archie H oster m a n . :-tnd Lee Roberts. S uc h a n L'XCe llcn L del<·ga t ion \viii bring bncli n <:> « rc;.; t rJ.-,rJ of <'n thusiar<m and help whic h willm a t n ia lly benefit the associn ti o n . l' role!'so r Wl.·c ks w il l add r·ess the ~em­ a h a County Te~1chen: ' Assoc1a ti o n, FL·bruarv 19, on so me ph ase o f agr·ic ultural w o rk . T h at the d e m and for ~rgricul tu rc a nd wg ll t rai ned teachcn: is g row in g m o r·e a nd m o r·c in s is t e nt is vc r·y ev ident. In th e mod e l hi g h sc h ool in t he No nn n l, the class 1n ag rit·ullur·e nu rnbt•r·s six t y. l n a ddition t o ~h e class w ork consirler:ablc la bo r·a t o r·y wo rk is a lso don e. The c lass is secti o ned into three rJi,·is ions. l\1•·. Ku cn ning. i\1r. \\'h itfield an cl .\liss Rings w n lcl ha ,·ing them in c ha r g e . Pr·ofessor \\'eel;s reet•n t ly received a letter from S. C. Ua sse tt , sccretHry- tn·asu rcr of t he Neb r aska D1tir·ynrc n 's


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i\::::nl:i:ttinn in \\hi,·h h,·th·111l;.: :\It· \rnk:: for tlu:inll'rt.·,.J \\hi,·h tlw :-tu.l,·nt:: of lh\: d ,·pa rtnh·nt h .l\ ,. t.tl. ,n in th.: t.:::::ny Cllll· tt.:)-1 of tht d:tit·.' m..-n·:: n::::ol·iation r, 1rl _l"·l \\"0 t.·-.-.;1 .\" \V.-n· Sll htni t ll•d,fnu rl<.'l'll <~f whic h l':tt tt l ft·.,tn the two ::t a lc n un nal ~(· h "" ' '

:\ li ::s .\ rklittc :\lilkt· of Faid11u·y. wlw fo r :;l' Vt·r:tl y,·; tt·.: lu,:: I tu.·n one of JdT,·•·::nn co11nty 's ttll •:-t Slll..'l'l·::..;fu l teachers . an d :\I i..:s \' io: tl :\ I lltTi:: nf Exctc1·, sister nf F ln!'::it.: .\ l orri-. ' 10. h av..: j11i't c: ntc•·ccl the Normnl. l'fl tlli tt g h nT from CntnlT nni,·,•rs ity :\ l is:: :\ l ill,·t· i.: n·gi..:tl't'l'rl in thl' ~~~ph­ omon: c l :t).~ and :\li,.,,: :\l o rri:;: with th.:junion;. The Chi..::tgo <~In: Cl uh appen recl in t he No rnw l t· h:tpcl F ehn ta ry S . as the fi fth num het· on th,· lt.•ct11n: cour:;.:. The pri,·il(•ge of h t.·: tt· in .~ t h t.: e lnh w ~t s ind eed a r n re tr('[tl ::i ncl' i t is o n e of t he o lck!'t n nd ntn lo; n nwnl.! t h e h (':: l c lubs in t he COlintry. A co mpkt <.· nlHI va-iccl n · pert oit·e co n ::il'tin ~ o f mnl c q u nrt<.: t l', t 1·ombnne q11nrtets . e lwnt c t l.' t·iznt io ns, ,~oc a l a nd h orn !'oln:: wa s t·cn d c.:rcd wltic h p lca:-cd and dclig h ted c\·cry I i::tenr .-. The s wcetncss and volu m e o f t he qua rtet w ork wns <.·specia lly g ood .

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A l<ensington was g i,·co br t he ~li sses Blake a nd \\' ~· nn ito h o n o r o f Anna Feh lman , Onn I Jill r111 d lt·en..: Tyle r jus t previo us t o thei•· g o in g a way at the cl ose o f t he sc mcs t cl'. I\ I iss T y le t· h ns co m pleted h et· w o rk in the Nnr m a l and is going t o O maha t o t ake s peci:l l work in p a in ti ng; .\liss Hill has entered th e stn tc un iver si ty :lll cl is a lso takin g n s pecin l c" u •·se in drawin g and painting; .\liss F ehlm a n wi ll r·etu rn next year to g r arl u a rc w i t h the class o f 1911. At six o'clock n d elicious two cou r se lunc h c·o n was sen· ed. T hose present ~vere Misses T y kr, Il il l, F ehlm a n, Alltlcr, BrowneJ I, Douglas, Cole m a n . flcr.-icl< , Everso n, Curry , H endricks , C a rdwill , Gustafson, S h ack elto n , Reese, J ackso n . J o nes, Ilc ndcr so n , Branaman, H u llett,

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Fa,·, \' nnDri..:l, \\' ehrs, F rcirlay. ll earock, z,.,;, z, Cook. Bo lcja k. F 1lter , Ellenberg· er, .'tl c::::cngcr , Ely . A del ightfully informal afte rn oon w as s pent and m an y beautiful pict.•t.•::: n f n<:Nilc work w ere co 111 p it•! cd h~· the dt•ft fingcn; o f the ¢rls. i\1i::::: :\una Pc hlnw n left fo t· her home o t Fnirhut·,· at the close of hts l scmcst.::r. She is t;J ret urn fo r sum me r school a nd will complete her wo rk in the :--!orm a l at Christmas time n ext yc.:.a r. T he loss by t\ l is:: Fe hlmm 1':: going is keen ly felt in manv circles. Shl' w as undo ubtedly o ne o f tl;l' ,·cry stro ngest mt:mbcrs o f t he jun· i n r cbss. h r\\·ing w on a place in t he intercullcgin te debates from th e recent prelimi, nnry ddJat,•s She was ~•n act ive workt' r i n t he Yo un g Wo men's Ch ristian As~ocia­ t inn n nci a n ent husias tic willin g ,~·o rk er in any w o d < she was asked t o d o.·

The Ce nturv s un dav sch ool cl::~ss of t he Baptis t chlll·~·h enter~aincd at a farewell receptio n in h ono~ of th eir tertc her P r o ft:sso r Searson , P elwuary 1 5 . Profes~or Delzell ·,_ class was a lso tnvi ted to pa rticipate in t he c,·ent because so m any of the boys are warm personal friends of Mr. Sl·arson . A s hot·t. excelle n t progra m consisting of the foll o wing ,;umbers was ~ven: v ocal solo , \'elm a King; r eading, Ves t a DouglAs; v ocul solo, Do ra K a ffenberger ; reading . ~I ildrcd Bntl<' r: pHs t o r's a ddress, cln ss a ddress, Frances Willa rd Blake; ~ l r. Searso n 's r espo nse; Yioli n solo, Louise H etTick. The g ues t s then adjo um ed to t he c hu rc h parlors w here a m ost enjoyable reception was held an d re freshme n ts ser ved in the dining roo rn below. The g ro wth of t his class has been a lm ost p hen o min a l Wh tn it was o rga nized in Se ptembe r the e nrollmen t w as a bout th irty o r fo •·ty , in a few weeks it h ad g r ow n t o a hundred from wh ich the idea was o riginated to cn ll it the Century su nd ay school class. lt hns late r grow n t o abo ut n h und red a nd thirty-fi,·e members a nd !·.as the d is tinc ti on of being t he largest or-


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ganized Su nd ay sch ool t:l ass 111 the sl:ste . "J he class n gn:t s ciec:pl y to lo s<: .\I r . St·arson . T hey han· high ly a p pn:cint<:d the oppo nuni ty of lH-in g undt-r hi s 111s tru ct ion a nd hearin g hi s e:-~cdlcnl intt·r pretnlinn s of the :'<:rip lurc::< tmd tht·y f"t·cl the loss in hi s goi ng. is n ot s imply t h at of a teac her bu t a friend wh1> was c:vt r n ·acly t o h lp them. .JI.

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F <t v. To all (nthl·r·) m:tirkn ladi c-< who h:sn· m<·t with ;s c nt c l lttHI ht::snlco..:s n •jt:c ti on from the nppo :' itL· sex. kt t hv m SL·ck con· ~olati"n in t he· l{o ntt:o and Jt~li ct" clas!\, fo r l'n>f~o: s!:'o J· St:al·,.:nn ha s :s,.:s11 r t-d ll:> t hat ' "th e n : arc ot h t:rs ··- -Gt:nL·vi~o:\·c Fo rd .

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Moun t Ver non Uor mi torv c }o,.cs ;Jt n inefort y five p m. All bnsine:'!-l must be t r <:tssacteu before tha t tim ~: . Pa ~::; tit~: w ord a long - Raiph j a ch o 11.

:Vlr \ln rro Euge n e T _v ll"r·. 2!!, Auburn. Miss II a r n lrl Stlphens . 1 7, :\chra :> IW C ity.

Of the one h undrecJ <Jnd twenty ~:ig ht st ud ent s whn registt·r-:>d for R o m ~:o a nd J u litt . only the foil owing li:d t h t·y ha \"C don e s uf!icien t lahra t ory wo rk to desc: t·vc ext ra cr-edit and wi s h to a lln Ouncc pub li cy their d esi re for the sa me: George Gow in, Martha Giltnt·r , D. H. \<V~:bcr, I ra Croo k.

M r·. Alex J S t oddard , l S . A u b urn . Mi:'s Lew i!:' Ga rey. 28 . lkavt•r C ir y.

Altho Mr. Gilbe rt o nce a nn ounced the fact in seni or Gc:ograp h y that t h e plane t J n piter is vi sihle on ly after mi d ni g ht . sti ll he wishes t o tak e t hi s mea ns to a nn oun ~:c it to the general publ ic.

M r . KnthL·ri11c.: \ \'nods. 25, L i nt:o ln . M is:> ,Vlat ti e Coll i< Ell is . 23, Aus tin , Mi nn.

M t· J oy E iV!nq.!:t n , :-12 Cplrtn d . Mis~ •· iVI y ()ffice ," 2, Peru. Mr R . U. Sysw m atic. -1-!). l'nu . Miss A n na no::-hL·n. 20 , L n fayct l c Hill , Pa. :\1r. Eli zah<:t h Ev c-1":'0 11. :2fi, A i m~• . Miss L o ui se H t:nid·, 24. l. i ll .:( dn .

T hl' fi s·st a nd f.,unh co t~ pks vVCTC mn r riecl h y t he cnu n tv jud_!.!-e, tlw J:t ,_ t at the ho rne o f P n >fcs:'o J· J. W . Se-a t·so n.

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Wcat Side ot Coart Houe Sqaare

OFFICE OVER CORNER DRUG STORE

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•••• We will never buy your dry goods, We won't like you any more; You 'II be sorry when you see us Trading at some other store. You can't sell us any ribbons, Four-In-hands, and other fads, We'll never trade at your store, But at those that give us ads.-Ex.


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SELZ · OXFORDS Are guaranteed to give satisfaction or we give a new pair in their place.

''Selz Sell Themselves''

F. N~ Martin,

Gents Furnishings and Millinery

Cleveland's SpringShoW"ing this Year . ls the greatest exhibit of fashion's spring styles we have ever s h ow n . Our ready· to-wear department, never so complete as now. is brimming over with new and pretty 11tyles in ready. to-wear garments. All our garments are absolutely dependable. Garments tha~ consist of service as well as style that makes them so desirable. We invite the students of Peru to call and inspect this special s ho wing of suits, spring jackets, capes, skirts, dresses. We wish to call the attention of the youn~t men students o f Peru to our line of Hirsh Wick-Wire Clothing. The styles and patterns for thia spring are especially attractive. One inspection of the clothes will convince y o u that it is the only elothing)hat is up-to· the-minute in style and service.

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P er u h a~ p a ~sc d thro ugh so m e m a rk ed c ha nges ~in ce t h e fl owny days o f t he st ea m u o:• t , yt·t th e c h a n ges <.:ou ld ha r d ly he~ ve been g ; eate r in a hun d red years- fo r the m ig h t y ri vc.o r i tse lf ha s left t h e o ld t o wn hi o-h an d clr-v. wi t h th e la n d m a rk s o f 0 stea mb oat d a y s so o b scu r ed by t ime t h a t on e mu s t ask t h e o ldes t in h abi tan t t o p u·int o ut wh e t·e th in g~ " u sed to he." Wh ere th e boa t s we n:- w o nt to la nd in t he ea rl y d a y ~ . a mid th e exci tem e nt o f i n teres ted t ow n s f, ,l k, t he wi ll ows h ave grown r ept·atc d ly in to fo res t s, a n d a dt·ain ? g e d itch c ut s thro u g h t h e lit t le patches o f co r n a n d m e lo n s upon t he fickl e nve t· sand s . 'r he b oa t- lan d in g w as so uth es t of o ld P,·ru w h ere n o w th e r a il n>ad m ee t s t he b lu ff a n d begin s i t s co uro<e u po n t he n a r row r oad-bed b et w een the blu ff a nd t he river . T w o w :n e h o u se..- s t ood he t·e, a lth o ug h nnt a ves t ige o f t he m r em a ins to t ell t he s t o ry of t he b a rre ls a nd b a rrels o f bro wn suga r th at foun d their w a y hct·e frnm t he Lo ui sia n n cH n c- fil"lds Th e sweet m em o r v o f bur~ tc d ba rr el s rem a in s in t he minds u f m a n y a nHl n now g r ow n g r ay. w ho ca n td l en tct·taini ng St •H·ics of l..Ht rcfoo t ed boys th at freq ue n te d t he b oat- lnnding. an d <.:limbed ove1· b a n ·cls a nd b o~es in th e wa n: h o u ses, w he t·e loc k a nd k ey w ere

unk now n . Sacks o f flo ur fro m Green 's mi ll la y in w hite piles n n th e whar f, w a it in <T for t he b oa t to co me along a n d ·pick "' the m up. The Per u m erchant w ll tc hed eagerly fo r t he bnat that was t o bri ng hi m his first stock of m erch and ise a n d set hi m up in business n tt r ac·t in g t r a de fr om t he w ide c"untrysid t· in t h e days ,.,· ben n eig h borin g town s, sa ve for Br o w n svi lle t he m etropolis, were n o t mu ch m o re th a n p ost o ffices. Even M issouri . jn st a cross t h e ri ver, cont r ib uted her sh a r e o f p a tro n age to the Peru m erc ha nt, a nd t he a r~i,·a l o f the t a ll la nk Mi sso u ri a n , reflectin g th e lo rdl y a ir of th e south er n pl a nter , crea t ed some stir o n th e vi llaae .... st r eet a n d in t h e t in y cr ow ded stores . M a ke w a y fo r t he Miss o uri a n! A la r 0a e slo uch h a t sha ded his un sh a ven face. His lo ngntss was accen t ua ted by hi s h ig h boots . o ne tro user t ucked in a n d th e ot her b u lg in g a bove t he b oott o p . The cord s a n d co rd s o f cot ton- wood which he bro ug h t ove r to Peru o n ra fts , o r h:-1ulcd across t he ice on sleds, were his ~

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bl ossom s o f the dogwood tree still henlld th e ~p rin g tim e "across the river," but t he t ypicRI rlogwood er nnw ~x i sts on ly in th e m em ory. In steamboat d ays Main Street ra n to the rin:r . a nd the pro ud name still clings t o it on the village m ap. Who of to - d ~ty wil l bdieve that this steep grn ssy 'oad, extending d own fro m lndinn Hill ca':itward, bet\\'een the s t o res belo ng ing to David J ack and l<icha rd Vance, and o n to thP r ailroarl t r ack , was once a veritable m a in stn·et! Thi s was the busy hi g h way nf s teamboat days-not more than fo ur bl ocks long, worn with wat..:r -gu llies, and to this day unflankcd by sido::wHiks. A steep old street it b as ever been, a nd t he two h o uses t hat stand at the summit, where the road begin s, (now owned. by Dr. Cap Graves a nd Mr. Yi a rdis) are la ndmarks of s teamboat ti m es, thAt even t oday a re beholden for thei r r oo miness a nd endu ra nce. For m o re th a n a a eca d e t he Post Office stood a t th e foo t o f t he hill, facin g east, at the corner of Ma in a nd F ift h str eets. H a d we been land specu lator s in th e early ' 70s, we sh ould h a ve invested in- lots on t his sam e Main Street th at climbed fr om the o ld rive r wes tw a rd, up to India n Hill back of the village school. A bridge a lso en ter s into this dra m a of hum :=~n even ts. Did yo u ever pa use· to think of t he story t hat a bridge in a new country tell~? Men a r e n ot likely to construct bridges (or spa rsely t r aveled r oads , neither a Pe they ready to provide bridges for r oads soon to be a ba ndon ed. A few travelers may ford the creek, or a raft of logs is made to serve as a tt·mporary bridge. It so happened th at historic M a in Street was crossed loy a c ree k about one b lock east of Fifth Street. The creek h ad worn a deep ravine in the r ockless clay, on its way to the Missouri, a nd offered a serious obstacle to traffic w ith the river front. Every boy of lower Peru has waded in t his muddy evanescent cree k,

which t o -d;J ,. fo ll o ws in th l· ,-,·nr o f the pre~<: nt bu s in <: ~>' ~ec ti o n, and wh <: r e t o-dny it pk·ads fot· a mnni ci p :-t l impt·o,·c: m cnt A.!'. socin tion to r<:sc ue it fr·o m th e un s ightly wa s te of <:ve ry ndjac.:c n t ba c k-d oo r . In s tl- a muo a t duy s a br·idgc was bui lt a c ross the cre c:k o n M :tin Strt' l' t . just s outh ofGrcen 's fl o ut· m ill , n n rl t he n >ad fol ln i.vcd the blu!Ts ca:-<twa n l a round to th e ri\'e r . T•.vice a wee k th e st<:a m boa t aniv<:d , bringi ng the b a rrels a n d sacks o f merc-handise fro m St. J os<'p h , Mo. When t he lo ng h oa r se w his tle of th e steamboat so und ed, a stir a r o s e in the v ill age. Mnrlc Twa in d esc t·i bes the scen e perfec tly. He knew so well wha t life.: wa s lil<e in an o ld r iver tow n when he wro te, •·The clerks wa l<e u p, a furi o us cl a t t e r o f drays follows. ever·y h u m;e and store p o u r·s o ut a ·hum an contributio n, Hnd a ll in a tw inkling the dearl t o wn is a live and mov ing. Drays, carts, m e n, b oys . all go hurrying from m any qunrtc,·s t<• a co mmo n ce nter, th e w hat·f. Asse mbl ed th<'re,, th e p eo ple fas t en th eir eyes up o n t he co rnin g b ou t as u pon a w oncle t· that th ey a re seeing for the first time." Tha t there wa s a l ways l<een inte rest in a steamb oat's arriYa l, is n ot to be wondered at, for more varied a nd inte resting ca rgoes tha n these p assenger-freight boats broug ht could h ardly be imagined. A white stea mboat r iding a l ong so smoo thly is a l ways a p r·ctty sig ht- the "fire-canoe," as the Ind i ans ca lled it-a " d th e interest sh ov.·n by the townspeople who line the s h o t·e is reciprocated b ,v the curious passe nge r :--, p r essing close t o the r a il on th e d ecl<. So m etimes t here were soldier s aboard going t o the forts , ot·, as in the '60s, acco mpa n y ing . the boat as t:1 gua rd . All in the brief space of-fifteen o r twenty minutes a g lim se o J the o u t!'icle world was opened up t o th e villager s. The sig ht of brightly unifo rmed men in t h o se omin ous t imes was o ne n o t to b e missed . The boats often carded In di a n Age n ts a n cl an-


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nuities anrl !>npplin. fnr the lnd in n s. There w<:n.: men going tn the mint.•s in l\l ontan rt. :\ l nnnon~ migr:lling to l"t :tlt, bl ack-robed J<··;uit p r i..·,.t~ :111d other missinnari<'s [n rlced! lti"t11ry rt:co rds the fact th at Aht·ah:lm Lim:nln, wht: n a you ug stn tesman n •>t y<·t t:tllct:d of fnr the pre;:idency, m :trl c a riv•.:t· u·ip ft·o m .'t. Lo uis o r St J os<: ph t o Counci l f3lu fTs , wi t h t h at most f::un ous of t· i n·r· pilots . Capt. LaBarge. Then th c·rt: w :ts the lonrl ing :-~ nrl 1 he ttn loa cli ng o f n b o at! Always a ,;ct> n e of Ji,·ely interes t. bttt cspcci:dlv s o when sheer hum a n f,)t'CC did the \~'t;rk. l'lt e Stl'rll command,.; of the c:tptrtin. o r th l• . lin·ly feats of th e negro rnust:.~b ruts ne\·e r g rew olrl to t he v ill ~tgers . If t he boat was m ak in ,g th e t r ip a ll th e way from ~l. Louis to F o rt l·k nto n , t\ l n nt, which \\':lS r egarded :ts the hcncl o f n avigatio n , ynu c:tn well believe t h n t t he asso rtme nt o f ft·ctg ht and passe ngers in th o:<c cn l'l y d::tys was a va r ied o ne indeed. $50,<•00 wo u ld n o t bu y the e mpty boa t ! Most o f th e merchandi se fro m Peru had been p ut o n board at St J osep h , wh ere th e H :t.n niha l a nd St. Joseph R . R , co m pleted in 1 859, con nec ted witb the ri,·er trauP. ·• A line o f packets including three boa t s ra n south to K a nsas City n nd n orth to Sioux C ity, w i th a n occasio n a l tri p to F t . l<a ndall, in 1859.' ' Wh en the Chicago. Nort h wcslc l'll R. R. r ea c hed Council Bluffs in '67 . a nd t h e U nion Pncific bridge was open ed across the ri ver in '72, Omaha l:ugel y s u ppla nted St. J ose ph in th e uppe r ri,•cr tn.tde. . The nti lt·oa d t·each ed Pet·u in 1 875. nnd around this d ~ te t h e t·c clings a volume of local h isto r y, ric h in in ciden t a nd humo r . The firs t '' Excursio n to t he Capital" wa" a n opportunity embraced b y not a fcv<· o f the Peruvi a n s. The ca rs we re cro wded , an d on ly a fo r tu n ate few fo und roo m in the "cab oose" that fini sh ed up t he line o f "box-cars.'' Ask so m e o ld se ttle r of Peru ab o ut that firs t exc u rsio n to Lincoln. an d

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mark the ~mile nf remembrance t h at O\'Cr ltis face. i\IiddJo.aged men tnllk their first 1 ide o n a r ailroad. Su nday sdHrol tc:1chcrs chaperon ed their cla!':-es, and a ne \\'h· m a rried couple enjoyed a ,...-cdd ing t o~tr . The excursio n kft Pt>ru ent·l'y o n e m or nin g a nd returntd ahout three n'clnck the next mo rning On the \\'U V b:tck fro m l~ineoln t he engine !loft a sec~ion of the tra in at the g rade ncn r Dunbar, nnd took o nly a part o n to Nebraska City. returning btcr t o get the ot her section . Ru t o ur :<lOt'\" must not digress tC•O fnr fro m o u•· t hcnw: the steamboat days. i\ lajo r Chittt· nch-n, th a t master historian o f t he :\l is;;ouri. sa ys that t he golden era o f stcamboating o n the l\lisso uri w a, fro m 1 50-60, jus t before t he nd,·ent o f rn il ronds. ··No other peri od befo re or after n pproache rl it in t he splendot· of the boats . All the bon t s were side-w heele rs , had full le ngth cabins, and w~re fi tted up m o re for passengers than tor freight. It w11s th e er a o f fast boa ts ann raci ng.'' Pc n,Jvi a ns sometim es indulged in t he fest iYe pleasure excursions o n t h e river. The ucco unts o f !;uc h pleasure t r1ps, fro m Pe ru to St. Joseph in the early '70s, hn ve been h a nd ed down to us by o ur m others rwd fath ers . w ho w ere th e young h loo rl of that picturesque period. In o ur t!'!ind's eye we see a party of h appy expectant yo un g men an rl women , waiting Ht t he hoat- ln ndin g for the g ra n d hol iday trip. The Peru ba nd i~ a feat ure, for, to be !'ure, Peru i s n ot lac king in c n terpri~e. and there is so.net hin g o f th at Southern spirit a m o n g t h ose ea rly settle rs thnt tak~s a h olirl ay gracefu lly. The trim a nd even elegant a ppearnn ce o f t he ladi es nnd gehtlemcn t·cvea ls thAt a boat exc ursio n is ao oc1·asion for so me style anrl s h ow. Jn the m uon light hours, o n t he broad sten mer deck , they trip t he lig ht fa ntns tic to the spirited music of the Peru ba nd, which, by the way, was no m ean m usical organization. Ladies in s weeping tra ins nnd fluffy polo naise graced t he deck. A fashi ons ble

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gow n worn o n thi s occasio n is o ne o f the beautiful relics o f s tea m boat days now owned by a d a ughter o f a P eru pi o nt:lT. The pale gree;,n and white o rga ndi c. b ea utifully desig ned, reAet: t s the ta s t e and e legance of Browns ville's k acli ng m o distt~. This pA.per has m n d<:: n o m e n tion t hu s far of the boats engaged in fe rry ing J><•sse ngers acr oss the ri ver. O ld se tt le rs in P eru tell us that t.h ey have see n as m a ny as fifty o r sixty wagon s w a iting to be fe rried across to Missouri , a nd the n t o drive to Sono ra a nd Wa tson . Son o ra . o nce a haml et of tiny h ouses a nd a w hite church th a t was a la nd mark easily discerned from t h e hills of Peru . h as been cla imed by the river. The o ld settle r o f Peru ascends t he hi g h hill to w h e re M t . Vernon Cemetery lies, and looking across the ri ver a nd isl and bars, h e points o ut where Son o ra used to be. After the r ai lroad came, the b oa t s made less and less frequent stops here. Many o f them still rode m ajestica lly by on the o ld river, but their cargoes h ad ch a nged to government supplies o f one kind o r a n ot her , such as fort s upplies a nd rip-raping for the river work. In contrast with those stirring scenes on the old river fro nt, we have the in cident of a lonely steamt:"r t h at called h er e at Peru some fourteen years ago, w ith a load of merchandise. The w hi s tl es blew for several hou rs before being able t o a t tract the a ttention of the Peruvians. No one was expecting a boat to call at t h is point, a nd the old t own h ad entirely outg row n the habi t of responding to t he whistle of a steamboa t. Its ar ri val was witnessed by a botan y class that was c ollecting B.owen a long the river-side, and the amazement of th e class was exceeded only by their amusement, when the n egro deck-hands commenced to roll the barrels and boxes across the gang p la nk, s ingin g lustily at their work. It was like a n ech o ofsteamboat d ays. Tt>e fishermPn of to-clay, a lmost the only

t o\\'nsmcn \\'hn fn·quc nt th e t·ivc r n ow, C<•n perhAps tl'l l tt s most about t hc!'e b oats thnt g lide s ik ntly h y ou r town in th e s umm er mo nth s , o n crTan ds unk nown to us. The bro: HI flood plai n t h Rt the ri \'cr ha s bu il t up in the last qu n r tl' r of a cent ury lies bt:twcen us nnd the w a terhi ghway . A nd \v h :1t of Pl'r u . b c n : ft o f its c hi ef a tt r act i o n . th e ri\'t'l'! S ln w ly . hut surdy. it h as crept u p t h e lo n g h ill t o the so uth, as if t o lo o k down ft·o m scn: m: h eig h ts upon t h e ficldc. \\'him s ica l t·i \'t-r. I ts ··en ! Main s tn:l't n O\\' run s nt right an g les to the nn e her founckrs h o n o re d with that n ame. Th e ~ it·ec ti n n of t h e a xis o f thi s litt le w n d d o f o urs h as c han ged, so to speak. The m ain :o~x i s n o ~vv leads towa t·d the state scho o l o n the hi ll. The fin~t tea c h e r o f mu s ic in t h e Normal Scho o l , P r o fessot· D . B . VVo rl ey , composed a bea utiful song in honor o f th e o l::l ri vet·, a so n g much loved b y the mu s ica l stud ents o f those early days A faded copy, still exta nt , bea t·s t h e dat e 1 865. Dea r to the mem o ry a re the voices o f th o se, n o w silent , who sang the sweet reft·ain: "By t he side o f the deep r olling river, I ha ve wandered for m a ny a day. Where the r oses so sweetly arc bloo ming', And the wood -birds a t·e s inging so gay." M a rch 1 2, l!HO .

Mrs A. was m ore shocked than am u sed when in r e p l y to her ques tion, "Who was a t S und ay sc h ool this m o rning?" her fouryea r -old dau g ht er said, "Everybody but Jesus' ' "W h y, m y dea r," said Mrs. A ., "wherever d id you get such a n idea?" "He w as o ut visiting t hi s morning, " the li ttle lass confidently said . "Da ughter," said Mrs. A ., "who tol~ you s uch a sto ry ?" ; ···· ; ' ' Nobody didn 't tell me, mother. b~:~~ th ey just k e pt singin g it over and over again: 'Jes us is calling, He's calling . t9rll'lv.' "


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The club elected t h e fol lo ming officers for th e seco nd :-:cmt·:-; t cr: I 'rc~idcn t, L c n n r n Meult·is; !'Cc n :t;u·y. Arnold Ku e ning; treusuret·, \N . A . Bo;;dt ... r ; p i:1n ist, \"c nu !'; Mut'llcr; sl'conrl p iani st. Agn es \ "an Oriel; n ·por ter, Lillian . Stnncr . Miss \\'ilh cl mina Becknt·d has b een elected t o te::tch Gcnn~n the remainder d f t he year in the high school at Atk !n,;on ~ebr. l\liss Stell a Spilncn t·epor·ts a flouri;;h ing Ge rm ::t n club in th e high school at Blta· Springs, :"Xchr . Lt is preparing an opt' n sessio n progr a m. M iss Augu sta E isc nm a un send s greetings to club m e mbe r·s from C hicago uni v ersity. S he a lso gave pl a n of work fo ll o w ed in Ge rm a n club in t!lat i nstitute and th en clost·d by say ing s h e p rcfc rcd th e German club work o f Peru fo r Peru . A good prognan was presen ted at the last meetin g o f t h e club. The s pec ia l feature, e nj oyed by a ll was a solo b y Mrs Whiten ack . Agriculture G. E . !·lEACOCK.

Useful ness is the rent w e are as ked t o pay fo r r oom o n earth . Some o f us a ~e heav ily i n debt. Professo r Week s h as sent o ut between seventy five and o n e htmdt·ed l etter s to fa rm ers a r ound P e ru as king t h e m to coopera te with th e normal a;:rric ulturc dep a r t m ent in a seed co rn testin g experiment. The p la n is to have each fa rmer bring o n e bu s hel of corn an d h ave i t tested. absolutely free, befo re he begins pl a nting this spring. The fo ll owing p r og r am was given by

th e :-.lormal Agriculture Society, Febru15: \·ocnl nlo ............ ............... ~i s" Bessie Gaskill Correlation o f agriculture with established subjects .......................................... D. H. \\'eber Pin no olo .......................... ..... :'1.1 iss Neva Best Ag riculture in pu'">lic schools ............... ..... . Professo r F . M. GrengThi s society )11ee ts o n ce every t wo w eeks o n Tuesday evening. T he above program is t h e firs t of a series w h ich the soc·icty will g ive o n proble ms of teaching a g ric ulture. nry

A diploma h as been received fro m t he State Tea chers Associatio n as a p ri ze to t he Agricu lture depa r t ment for the excellency of th e exhibit at the Nebrask a State Teache rs Association. T hi s exhib it consisted of a yery u nique "cnr-to-ro w " corn test, clay m adding. cln ssi fi<·d sccds,gr as.ses, poul tryfea thcrs and work o f th e t :-a ining sc!:ool. N~·brnska

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Miss M a ryS. Anth ony, the sister o f the fn m o us S usa n B . .\nth o ny, w as ta lking abo ut the o ld, o ld a ccusa ti on aga inst w c. mnn t h at s he cann ot keep a secr et. "A woman ," said M iss Antho ny, " can keep a n impo rt a nt sec ret as well as a mAn . The secr e t s siJe reveals a re slight and harmless o nes, s uc h as a ny man w ould reveal. \\'h er e is the woman who ever t ells a sec r et th a t r eflects on her husband o r her ow n children? I l,~ow a man w h o o n e day refu sed t o tell his w ife the o utcome or a business tt·a n saction in which , n a tura li y, s he t ook a d eep interest. 'No,' b e s n earcd. ' I w o n 't tell you. If I did y o u wou ld repeat it. Yo u women ca n n e ver k eep a secret.' 'J o hn ,' said the w o ma n qu ietly. ' h ave I ever told the secre t about the solitair e engagement dog you gav e m e eig hteen years a go being paste?'" .;!-

" No w o m a n would ever m a rry ifshehad n o t the c h ance of morta lity fo r a release.''


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Doctor G eor ge Elliott H oward , '70. \V e. A~ n lurnni , nrc ver.' fn rtun :n~·in h ~l\·­ ing a~ the nl rl c ~ t m cm h <T o f o u1· orga nizati on. o n e w h o h ns <~chic,·cd ~uc h n is ti n ct ~ u ccn;s in t h (' p n •fc~~ i o n fllr· \\'hich o n r Alma .VIHtc r pn·p~t ~ ·~· s 11s . And e~pec i a ll y one whose id c : d ~ : 1ncl life p l::tc <> hi m a fit inciter t o m on~ a ct i ,·c cA'u n ~ to \\'ard gn·<tt<"r t hi ng;;: . SttL·h ;tn one is Doctor . Gt'o rge E lli ntt H o \\'anl nf o ur ~tnt c uni · ver,-it v n nrl it i s of hi " life anrl L'Spt.'cia ll y that part h av in g to (\, w i th hi~ ~ch o ol work :1 ncl l at~.:r educ a ti o n a l C:lrCl'r t h a t wh at fol io w~ wi II tak e 11 o te. His edu eatio n was h l'gu n 111 the cli~tri c t schoo l ~ o f Oh io . New York, a nd Illin oi~. In 1869 h e ~.: n t~.: rcrl th e P e r· u n or m a l, the n in its v ~.:r y infa n cy , a nd a f tLT' five ter m s of wo rk w a s o n e ofits firs t g t·nduates, M r s . Anna Moore he n d -J oy being the o th e r me mber of hi s cl as~. In spea kin g o f thi s pe ri o d o f his school lite h e says: " My five t erm s at the norm a l were rla _vs o f in s p in lti on , o f idea ls a nd o f re~n l v c s to g t:t c ulture an cl use it for human good ." In 1872 Dr. H o \>.'a rd e nte r ed o m· state universi tv where h e r e m a in ed fo r fou lyear s r e;ei v ing his fi r s t dt·g ree, A . B. , in 187 6. H e imme.d iat e ly went to E urope where he spent t wo years in P a t·is a nd Munich in the st udy o f histor y and R oman law . After returnin g to Neb r ask a he beca m e ins tru c tor in Eng li s h a nd history in the sta te university , "and soo n a fter," accordi n g to the Un i ver sity J o urnal , ''laid the foundati o n s fo r the m a n y c h a irs o f history . p o litic a l , econ om ic a n d social. science w hic h we now h ave." Upon the foundin g of the Leland S ta n ford Juni o r univ e r sity , Dr. H oward was the fir~t m em ber o f i ts faculty t o be s elec ted . He organized t he hi story work of th a t instituti o n a nd w as, fo r the fo ll o wing t en years, one o f the m ost ca pa hie men o f its fa culty. At t h e end of t h a t time h e resig ne d. Of thi s a ctio n he says: "Profes sor A . E . Ross , my colleague, was

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di s rui··scd beca u se his views did not s quare with th ose o f ~J rs. S t a nforcl. My Address o n 'T he Sch olar a ud Academic Freedo m' wns n di s tin c t p rotest aga in st thi s in te rfere nce \"Vi t h free spt' ech, a ncl it cost m~.: m y. place I ha ,.e ne ve r reg retter! mY actio n; and 1 bel ie ,·e th at i t m ay h a ,·e hcl pcd rn ore firml y toes tablis h intellectuet l li be r t Y in t his cuu nt ry." I m~1 cdi ately upo n his r esig n a ti on a t Ll'land Stan ford , ca me hi s call to o ur own uni,·er sit _v where h e h as since wo rk ed a n ,l developed t he pre~e n t s trong de p ar tmen t of poli t ica l. science and socio logy. In arld it iQn t<• t he work o f his depar tmen t, he has. ~ in ce th at tim e, pre p ared numerous a rticl es fo r rnag nzines. a number o f text s trea ting o f subj ec t s g •·o wing o ut of his deJ.>artme nt a nd co mple t ed his three volume wo rk, "The Hi story of .\lla trimoni a l Ins tituti o n s," which represe nts se,·eu teen year s of w01·k a nd is acce pter:! as the m ost a uthoritati ve wo rk upon thi s s u bj ect in any l u ngu age. H e was, in 1 904 im·ited t o read a p a p er on " ::iocia l Co ntrol a nd the Functio n s of the F a mily'' a t the Intern at ional Cong r ess o f Art s c.tnd Science a t S t. L o ui s a nd h e was a lso chosen secre tary of one of its sections . In r ecognition of his secretra ia l service a nd in a ppreciation of his paper, he was g r an ted a medal a nd a "Comm emorati ve Diplom a. " When o n e stops t o think that t his ''Congress'' is a gathering of t he m os t learned men from a ll p a r ts of the ea rth, b e r ealizes somewha t o f Dr. Howard's position in the w orld of letter s . It is said th a t a n in stitutio n's sta ndin g as well as its ideals a r e d e term ined in n o sm a ll degree by its alumni. Certain it i s, that the Peru n ormal h::Js been grea.tly mfluenc~d bv its a lumni especia lly by sucb as Dr. H o-w a rd. w h (J, tho he rank s with the wo rld 's g reatest thinkers, ceases n o t to think o f"Old Per u. " M ay he li ve t o work to its fu llest consumm a ti on the motto of his depa r t ment, "Help m en .''


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M iss Bula h Sny de r, '09 , h a s hce n d o ing her us ua l qu ie t b ut very effecti ve w o rk in the Ris ing C it y sc hools

I n Se w a rd cou rlt y ' s l ist nf in s titute t Ait· nt :tp pcars t lr~· n a m e o f Supt. A. E. ll il <h :hrancl () l o f I l • u> p~·r ns n n e o f the in· )o.t rucv, r s .

Mrs . I va Catlin-Je well, '97 w h o se h o m e is nea r C he!'te r, s pent a fe w d a y s in P eru t he la t t er p a rt o f Fe b r u a ry v is i tin g friend s.

:\I rs . :\1 y rt lc E . lJr rl· f n rn ca n s o n , '90. is m o urn i n g t h e ln!<s o f h er· m u t h l·r wh o p a ssed ;r w a y on :\ I an·h 1 0 a t he r ho me n ca r Auburn .

Current Comments.

Ruth Stro ng , '06. is one o f Au bu r·n 's g ra de teachers. She pa;· s h er AI m a M n ter freq uent visi ts a nd s till reta ins h er s un s hine in s pi tc o f sch ool ro o m ca r es . I va L . Beck, ' 0 4, p rin cipal o f o ne o f t he Falls Citv warri sch o o ls fo r a n um be r of year s , is now o ne o f th e critic teac hers in the Spea rfi sh, S.D. st a te n o rm a l sc h ool. Miss Eva Ratcli ffe, '04, wh o h asj ust r ecovered fro m a rat her ex te nd ed p e riod o f illness, is expecting t o e~ter th e t eac hi ng ra nk s next year. S he is n o w a t her h o m e in Ogala lla. Miss Eunice Mun son , '07, is teac h e r o f science in the Orlea n s hig h sch ool. Thi s is her second yea r th er e a nd s he is enthusiastic over t he work and o ppo rtunit ies for scien ce teachers . Superintenden t F . D. Broo ks , '07, Genesse, Ida ho, is continuing his stu dent w o rk a long wi th his regula r sch oo l duti es. H e is at present d o ing some hea vy r ea ding along psychological lines. I. F . Cartney , '0 9, the s upe rintendent o f North L ou p schools, is creating q u it e a name fo r his sch ool in t h a t loca lity by t he s trong work being done in th e gra d es in local g~ography. He is now p lann ing to take summe r school w o rk a t Peru. Misa Ethel Hanka, '04, is now in h er liecond year of work in the Chicag o University. She is sp ecializing in the d e partment of so ciology. She, a t present, h as a fellowship in th a t dep a rtment a s w ell as o n e iu t he civics pha se of tha t d ep a rtme nt work .

E \' l' ll th o!<c w h o m a y b e r at h e r o pp o ~e d t o ~o m c o f o ur l'n:s ick n t C lin e 's vi c~\·!:, h nv c t o admi t t h n t h t' c :~n express t he m in ve ry fo r cible E n g li s h

S upt. E \V . ~ l arccll u s, '05. of Crete sys· l cm , s pent a couple o f d a y s in Pc ru , .\ la rch 11 a nd 1 2 v i ~ i ti n g fri e nds a nd l ookin g o ver n o rm a l materia l fo r tca c h c rl:i th e comi ng ye a r. C h a rl es Weig a nd, '0 6 , n ow o f Wa r den, I d a h o , w ri tes h e h a s n 't b e ~ n co ,·e r·ed up by s n ow s lid es ye t . Mr. W e iga n d is engaged in ci vil e n g in ee rin g wo r·k fo r a min in g corp o r at io n a t that p o in t . Mis s Le n o r·c L aw r e n ce, ' 08, Berlin 's p rim a ry t eac h e r·, r es ig n ed t h e fi r s t o f the yea r t o b eco m e a fa r·m c r 's w ife. Miss Cleo C la rk , a P eru st u d e n t ' 08 a n d '09 w as e k cted t o s ut·ceed h e r . Mis s E li za b e th M. Sc h a/Tcr , '91, fo rm erly s up(" rinte nd e nt o f B utle r C o unty. s ub· s tituted fo r a m o nth o r so in a Plat tsm o uth eig h t h g r a d e fo r· M is s An na Hei!'cl w h o w as s ufferin g fr o m a bro k e n a nlde. Su p t . C . W . S m ith . '09, o f G rnft on is can y ing forw a rd a ca mpa ig n fo r ! more sch ool r oo m. In a circ ula r let. t e r t o his p a tro n s h e c a lls t h eir a t t e nt1on to the n ee rl a nd urg es the m to act io n u p on the m a tter. R . R. S paffo rd, ' 08, w h o h a s d o ne such e ffi cie nt w o rk i n the Minde n hig h sc ho ol a s bead o f th e scie nce d<'p a r t m e n t the pas t t wo year s a nd w h o ta u g ht in t he P eru sum m er sch ool sessio n la st s u m mer will a t te nd t h e s t ate uni ve r s i ty n ext y ea r .


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TilE :-. O R:\L\ LITE J amc!" J il y n w . '()!), i::: princ ipnl o f the Octa,·in sc ho ol:-: thi;: Ye:t r . .\lr. BYrne i;: remembered ll\· the hi,- fdl n w n o rm a l stu den ts as a pct·><i!'len l \\'d rkcr. hl iss Aida Gnty. ' 0(}, the pn~ "cnt prin c ipa l oflh c Arlington high sch nn l. ha::: hel"n rcd cctcd fm· anolltl'r Y C~tl'. That :\!iss Gray h as g i,· c n sa t i,.f:u: l in n at Arling-t<)ll is CYiclcn•·ed h y thi s reckTtinn Marlin .Ju s:-:~· 1, ()(), wh n is tHJ\\' do ing advnncecl :tg ri cn ltural work at nu r ~tate ni,·cr s ity , n'Cl'tllly n·ad a pnper on "The Impo rtance of th e Stall' Fair t o the Agriculturist' ' before the l'nin·r:::ity Agric ultural club.

E. 0. Blnckstonc, '09. supcrintcnclcnt at Dodge see m s tn be d o ing t hin gs io hi s end ofthc s tate. The bonrd h:ts dcc:iclc.t t n add tlw twelfth grade and a third teacher to the hig h sc h ool co rps m aking tha t sc hool a full four yc:tr· accred ited h igh sch ool. M isses Eva G il be r t,

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'09, and Cora Chi ttendcm , '09. a ll teachc t·s in the Arock schools, s tw nt a fl"w -nay s at Peru dur ing t he en r ly part of Marc h . All arc, with o ut e xception , pt·o ving the st t·o ngest tea c hers in thl·ir respecti,·e depa rtmen :!', Broc k has ever h ad~ Miss Nellie O:cl\·iso n , '09, assistant principal of the Nem a ha schools is m eeting with a s muc h s uccess as a d e bating coach a" she is a teac h e r. In a r ecent contest between that sch oo l and Shube rt, th e Nemaha team wns t h e wi n ne r . Miss L o uise Mem·s , '95. and Professors; Lefle t· '09 and Delzell , '94·, were t h e ju dges. Supt. W . G. Brook!<, '07. of F a im10 n t h as jus t is~ucd a vet·y n eat invitation -pt·ogram fo r the dedicatio n exe t·cis cs of tbe new Fairmont ~cb no l bu ilding. Supt. Brooks' c ntet·pri s c is s how n l-y the a ppeara n ce of th e names o f s uch men as Governor Shallenberger, and Dr. George Co ndra upo n the prog r am for the dedicato ry addres!'e~.

Communication s. Inn recent lette r to th<' ::-.lormalite, Mrs . J G. Ih·sseltine of Curly. Neb .. former ~tu­ d~tlt o f Peru snys: "I enjoy the Normalite n ·ry much. c!"peciully the alumn i notes :wei nm pleased to see that qu ite n space is g-iY ~ n to the fo rmer s tuncnts, for one is a lw nys ~o g l:td to hea r of o ld· college classIll a t~ s nn d fr icn ds. Th e following is fro m Su pt. C . ~ -~ ( Cion· of o~cco l a , presirl ent o f the class of '09: • The paper i::: 0. K . I think you mu s t han• n Ji,•e bunch running t he o rm a litc nnd l wis h to congra-tulate you upon i t~ sucn•ss. With best wishes to y o u and t he s t u A·:·

$ · l tell you I w o n't h aye t his r oom,' '

p ro tested the o lti la dy to the bell b oy wh o wa s conducting hu. ''1 nin't a-goio' to p ay my go0d m o ney fo r a p igsty w it h a m en s ly little t'o ldin' bed in it. If you t hink tlwtjl·s t beca u se l 'm fro m t he co untt·y-" P t·ofou nd ly disgu~ted, the bell h oy cut h er s h o t·l. " Get in mum . Get in,'' he o rde red. "Th is a in ' t yer r oo m . This is the c)e, a to.-.'' .;!>

A l:trge touring car, l'Ontaining a m an a nd his wife. met a b ay w agon fully loaded in a narrow r oad. The w oman declared that th~ Iarmer must bac:k out, but h er h u sba n d contended that she w as un reason ttb lc. "But you can't b ack the a u to m ob.ilc so far ," s he said, " an d I d o n 't intend to move for anybody. H e should h ave see n us.'' T he husband p o in ted out th at t his wns i mpos~ i b l e, owing to a n ttbnipt turn in t he r oad. " I d o n't c:arc,'' she i nsi5;tcd; " I w on 't move if w e ha Ye t o ,;tay he re .11l oig'ht.'' The m a n in the aufomobile was starting to a rg ue the matter, when th e farmer. who had b een sitting quietly o n the hay, interrupted . "NeYer mind , o ld man," ht c.:xcl u im ed " I ' ll tr_y t o bnck out. J' ye got o ne just li l;e her at ho me.' '


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Phllomathean. LO UISE HERRICK .

Tho the first meeting after Phil o"s open~ession was a business meeting . n ea rly every Philoma thean was out, taking a n active interest in the election of officers for the present se mester, who are as fo ll ow!': president, Harr1 Johnson of Oakland; vice-president, Elizabeth Curry o f Harvnrd; r ecording-secn:tary, Essie Teich o f Bancroft; corresponding secretary, L ouise Herrick o f Linco ln; treasurer , Fred Ebert of Peru; trustees, M abel Bruner of Raoc:lolph, Audabon Neff of H. ural Retreat, Va., Warren Burrelle of Reading, Penn .; critic, Professor Clifford Hendrick s.

co ntinuccl the policy o f the fo rmer ac:lv i ~er, l'rofl·s~ o r Delzell in m :t intaining th<· highest pos~iblc ~ ta nd a rds in musicnl and liter-a n · works . The mL'mhcrs nf the sociC'ty cnrlt;rsl: Prnf··~s o r HL·nrlric ks' policics nnd arc prourl of the high standn rd mnint}lin ~.:d in t he progra ms rendered. A lit crnn· a nd mu s icn l program

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g i v~.: n a t l; hilo. Fri day , Febru n r y 25, us foll o w !<: Piano Duet ........ ...... :\lisscs Rrown n nd Bruzdn Address ........... .......... ........... P rofessor Searson \"oca l Soln ...... ................... .. ..... Russell j ohnson Review "Calling of Dan M athews" ........... . ' · El izabeth Everson Riley P o ems ..................................... . Dr. House Piano Solo .............................. Pansy McKenny Everett. EDNA RARN ES.

A special feature of the program F e brua ry 18, was the morning exercises of a negro kinderga rten, given in h ono r of George Washington's birthday. After this pleasant hour the new officers were installed . In his farewell addr.:ss, Mr. Stoddard expressed his appreciatio n of the co-operation o f the society and t he enthusiasm of its members for the literary work done. He bespoke the same he a rty co-operation a nd enthusiasm for his successor. The new president, Harry Johnson, in his inaugural add ress, sketched briefly the history of the society; e xpressed his thanks to the 11ociety for "intrusting him with the hono rs and responsibilities of presidency and pledged .his beet energies to the success of Philo Each of the other officers t h en followed with brief installation addresses·. Ex-president G. H. Lanphere, principal of the Antioch school of Au barn was a welcome guest at the Philomathean program, February 25. Professo r H endricks, our adviser, has

February 26, the membe r s of the society were entertained b y the fo llowing very unique a nd interesting program: EVERY noov's ~tAGAZl:-<E Con tents for F ebruary 1 910 Advertisements Use Da nderine .. ...... Rachael Witwer, Adn Cook Cream of Wheat .......... Helen Gregg, Phil Rouse Edito rial Juvenile Co urts (paper) ................. D. H. Weber Domestic Problems .. ...... ..... ......... ................... . Do r abee J ones, H a rold StephenR Short Story (original) ..... .. ....... .. Ruth Jackson What Every body Does (origina l poem) ..... . Ethel Robinson Cousin Frances (continued story) ................. . Russel Whitfield, Carmie Lamm, Martha Giltner, Orvil Stephens La test Styles in Hair Dressing ........................ Ruth J ackson, Stanfield Jones, Neva Best Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree ............ ...... Geo rge Gowin


T H E NU }{hlALlTE Ad ,·en iscments Retail Shoe :\In n .... ...... .. ...... .. .. ...... Fred Hurst Pnmpein n Massage.: Crea m ... ... ..... .... ........ ...... . Kc,·n Bes t. \·ar ro T,·lcr Something Swell in :\! en' s C loth in)? ....... ......·.... . Ward :\lc Oo wc.:ll and Ca rl Q ,·crto n Try This on Your P ia no .... .... .. ........ Sa dic.: J o nes

The Eve r ett p os t e r sa le of F c.: b ru n r y ~6 . \Vas w ell ntte nd cd a nd p r o Yed t o b e u deeid c.:rl s uccess. Mr. G o ld s te in s h o w ed himsdf a m os t pro fi cie n t n ut't io n ccr fo r he sold th e p o stc· rs a t hi g h e r prices th an ha ve ever befo r e b l·en r ecei ved a t a li ke sale. Mr. E . J. Ne wm a n o f Rro ck · fo r merly a mcmue:- n f o ur society h n s s h o wn grea t a r t istic a h i lity i n th e m a k ing o f t h e pos te rs . Ciceronia n . A . C . K UE!':N I N G.

Da niel Webste r wh e n ask e d t o !'l pea k upo n a ccrta in s uhj l!c t, re plicd : -"1 n e ve r· a llow m ysdf t o s p eak o n a s ubj c.:c t un ti l I h a ve m a d e it th o r o u g hly m y o wn . I have n o t h a d tim e t o d o it in this case, hence, 1 mus t r efra in fr o m s pea kin g on th e subject ."Does it n ot seem t o y o u th a t the fo llowing o f this rul e by Da niel We bs t e r w as ·cond ucive it. m a kin g him the g r ea t a nd effec tive s pea ker th a t h e w as? In r eading his ora ti o n s o n e is soo n co nvin ced th a t he was m ast e r o f his subject. If thi s grea t o rator co uld o r w ou ld n o t s pea k o n a s ubject with o ut firs t h a ving m a de th o roug h prepa r·a ti o n t o d o so, d o y o u think tha t yo u 0 11ght t o ? Pre p a r a ti o n is th e firs t requis ite toward s ec uring a good d eb a te. Rather o n e phase o f a subjec t th o ro ug hly cons idered , th a n th e whole su bject s uperfi cia lly s kimm ed 0 \'e r . Qua lity a n d n o t qu a n t ity s h o uld b e o ur sl ogan in o ur de b a t in g w o rk . The qu esti o n disc ussed Febru a r y 1 3 w as, " Re:to lved th a t P ostm a ster-Ge n era l Meyer.'s plan for the es tablishin g o f a post a l s avings b a nk , sh o uld b e e n ac te d int o law." All o f the . s p c.:a kers in th is de-

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b a te are ·• o Jd w a r h o r ses,'' most o f the m h a vin g w o o pl ncc.:s in the preli mina ries . Those o n t he affirma ti,·e w en• Cly d e Skinnc r n n d Geo rge Go win ; t ho se o n the negat i,·e J u ne D. M c hlilla n a nd Edison Pettit. "Res o h·ed t h at pu blic- fund s sh•)uld no t be ex pc nd ed fo r school purposes a b o ve th l' hig h sch ool," was debated Febru a ry l iS. T he affir ma t ive w as s u p p orted by L. D. Di rk s a n d Wa rre n Burelle; nega tiv e by J. 8 Ol·rmis a nd Pa ul S toehr. !'he deba te w a s very inte resting , ins tructi ve and ent er t :t ining . Pre,·io us t o th e di scussio n A. M. \ a nce a nd Fred Eber t rendered a ma ndolin duct wh ich w a s much a pprecia t ed by t he b oys, judgi ng fro m the g r aceful a mi e nthusia stic w ay in which one of the p r o mine n t Cicero ni a ns w ielded a nd m anipu la t ed his ped a l ex tremities in " keep· ing t ime" to th e mu sic.

Ioter,collegiate Debates, Much interes t has been manifc.:s ted in t h e comi ug intercollegiate and inter-state dcb a tes. T he debate with Warrensburg normal wiiJ occ ur n t th at place about the middle o f May . The question and speakers are as foli o w s: Resolved that all cities in the United States sho uld be granted absolute home rule. Neg a tive-Ira Crook, Joseph Goldatein , Joe E. M o rgan , Audubon Neff, Clyde Skin n cr . On April 15, o ur boys will debate K earney here in Peru , a nd our girls in Kea r-· ney . The question is the same for both s qu a ds: ' · Resolved that a gra du a ted inco me t a x with an ext>mpt io n o f inco mes b elo w fi ve th o usa nd d olla r s w o uld be a d esirable m o difica ti o n of o ur present syst e m o f fed eral t axation ." Affirma tive- M abel Ba ni< s , Belle Bol~­ j ack , Mabel Bruner, Ma rth a Gil t ner, Win· ifrecl Perkins. Nega tive-]. B. Dennis , Geo rge Go wi n, Ediso n P ettit, A. J. S t odd a rd , D. H. Weber.


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h n ncl. or lwc;lll'<l' :111 itcml'ent in is a forecast of that whid1 l:1 tl·r will h n \'C to be clcst· rihL·cl in rl L·t:•il :111yw: •~·. ,\nrl thcrc arc sti ll ollwr.., l"l'' son t hnt m:•l<c c han.g c · in C"PY n ct·c ~ '-: •ry . :\ o w tie edit o rs mnkc 11 0 d :•im to inf:tllihi li ty :-t nrl c •·a \ 'C char·ity to th e s ame extent that they tt·y to :H.:cord it to othns . Thc p rcsumptinn is t h nt wid1 m ost of u s ec rt:1in mnr·c o r· less num erous errors of :-:pccch pc1·sist with marvrlous adht·:-:in·ncss. and we s h o uld n il be grntc· ful if cnH· atte nti o n is c:dlcd in the right !-:pirit to so m<· of these defec t s. In spite of vigi la nce, errors ha ,-c _gotten into this journal Hnd will continue to get in. because neither editors n o r repo rters h av~ ' ' tumbled '' to the fact, for in sta nce, thnt there is no such w ord as "pantomi ne" etc, etc. Let us be c ri tica l o nly in so fnr as we ..:a n be h elpful , and c h a 1·itn ble alwnys .

"Let Him Mind His Speech.'' AccUt·acy is a t hing much t o be desired, whct h e1· in t he m a king up o f a medi ca l presc ripti on, of a census 1·cport, or of a chapel o r atio n . Ccr tnin it is, that safe models o f co rrect and l ogiccd English diction a re seldom a ffo rded in t he s peeches d , live r ed to n o r mal s tud e nts by visi t ing professional gentlem e n. no r in th e papers that the nonnol student reads, during his spare h alf hour in the library. Many of o u r visi t ors frank ly u se '' lik e" as a conju nc ti on (a for m of usage frowned upo n by a ll p u r ists in Englis h s peech ); they no t infrequen t ly say "a p erson-they ," a n d "on e of th ose w h o believes," a nd "ou g ht to gone.'' A r ece nt issue of a p r ominent city dai ly contain ed a ll o f tbe following blunders on a single edi t o ria l page: "Senator L odge, whom [who] h e says would n ot h ave the ghos t of a show;'' ' 'in regard to Hayward [ Hayward's] t rying for congress;' ' "If one lon k!' fn t· "li_gL.ts thPy (hl'J wil l nnt h<' rli c:-


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There n •·e so many other d ictionaries iu appointed;' ' " l h t: lw'-l t•r paippt· d o f nny the \ihrary you kn o w. cancliclnle [all canclicla tc-] ,..o far m e n All me mb er s of a family lil;c to be totioncd ." But the heari n g and rending o( n ll o f gether so don't be m odest a n d let the length of the t:1 hie se parate y o u hut conth~: ~c nnd a scn r t: nf ot htT:< lil. c th e m cuu lci occa!'iu n tl t l sut: h s ht~ t:k t o t h e ;::t·u siti,·c g regate a t one ·enci . \\'h en vo u le::~v c the libr:1ry at night a nd inwg inatiYL' soul as did a panlciy. don't g-o alone f,1 r you mig ht he s t olen. mu ch ;:: ung hy out· own budding lt·achcrs \\" a it around for some one a ''G o win'' at foot bn II g':lllll' " la,.;t f,. II, of the fa \' o ritc ' '\\'altz me a r o und ag:aitt. \\'i ll ic.'' n lin e of yt' llr w a v fo r you migh t hea r a •·Ru ssell" n ea r the ste ps. which r a n: "Tht:y look iik t: a ship with A;:. n fi n a I s ug-gesti on-don't t:\·er bc,ther the ir(!) ins ides l<nnc k ccl nut." \\'h ct htr about study ing when y o u come to the li~ the authnr of the ,.;c r eed intt' tHicd " its" fot· bra ry. Just sit still and wink a t the girl "their,"inspint tion h ath not t'C\'e:t! cd tn the acros;:: t he tahle. present wt· i te l'. l:lut hnn cs th· - isn't i t a m a zin g? F ive hundred cieli cat c ancl heautifu l g irl-c r ca t ut·cs sc reaming at c \c,-R~ligious en canvas-c:lad young rn c n t h e ill ogical comment that, deple-ted as t h ey are o f N.C. C. A. their "interior workin ' s." th ey loo k ltkt: a A GNES YANDR I EL. ship! The image of a group of hum an animals minus the functional p a rts of their M iss Hiller w h o h as recently en tered anatomy wou lcl s te m inco ngt·uo u s sc h no l is a new member o f o ur Assariae n ough . of itself. But w h y •· Ji kc a .-hi p?'' tion. We co nfess the problem is bey,nd u s.- H. T h e mem he r s of t h e Associ a t iQn were C. H ousE . very g lad to h ave Fa ther Feeny here Febru ary 1 9. H e a l ways brin gs t o us some message o f help a n d cheer. "Don'ts" for Library,

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During lent we meet i n t he •·est ro om each Thur;::day eveni ng for br ief devoti ona l exe rci ses. O ne of th e besl reports of the yea r was given February 1 3, by Mabel Bruner . Her topic was "A rchbishop J relan ci" and her po t· t rayol of his c ha racter a n d pe rsonality was especia lly good.

Y. W.C. A. l\IAHY E LLE NBERGER .

A golden m oment coined in Fortune's m in ts Fell in life's p ath, ablaze with wondrous tints The mere,refl.ection of i ts hidden power; An idling youth beheld it g leam ing there, But loth to sto o p and seize the treasu re rare, Alas! it.vanished with t he fleeting hour.

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missed ver y muc h in t he Associa ti on work. The Asso..:iation heartily co n grAtulates them u po n thei r election to these excellent positions. The measure of the ... a )ue o f your life in this wo rld is the degree t o which God uses you .-Dr. J o hnson. F ebrua r)' 19, the fo llowing girls were elected to th e vario us offices fo r the co m ing year; Frances Blflke, presirleo t; E~sie Tiech , vice-p n:sidl' nt; L ouise He rrick, treA.surer; Miss Hklcdik , reco rding secr et ary; Ruth Brownell, corres ponding secret a ry. February 26, at the Y. W. Hour the n ew officc:r s were installed alter whi ch the girls had a g ood socia l time. The Association feels th at she bas m a de a wise ch oice of officers a nd looks forward t o a st ron g year's work . M iss Parldock the National Y. W. C. A. :o;ecretary in China, expected to visit Neb r aska whi le home on he r furlough . S he sh o uld h ave been in Peru, March 7, but o n account of her illness ahe wi ll not be with us. This is a great disa ppointment, for she surely w ould have given much inspira tion t o the missiona ry spiri t which is growing rapidly in onr school. The Y. M . C. A. and Y. W . C . A. rarely experience such meetings as they had Sunday, Februa ry 27, in a joint meeting conducted bJ Rev. E lmo re, a mi~&sionary to lndia.

Y.M.C.A ROLLA T. FOSNOT.

Our Association was well r epresented a t t he "State Co nvent io n" held in University Place, February 17 to 21. The f·>ll owing were our delegates: H . M. Stephens, Emery Veatch , L. L. Spafford , Joseph Goldstein, J. W. Lang, Archie Hosterman, G. P. Clark, A. L . Roberts an d Ptrcy Stockdale. M r . Belden and Mr. Coale a lso spent a few days at the Convention. The boys report a very su cceasful a nd interest-

ing m eeting. Or. H o wnrd Agnew J ohn~ton of Col o nHi o wa~ one o f the nnted speaker s at the meeting. C . P . Schott o f Fairhury, B. E. Swenson of Holdrcdge and G len D . Jenkins of Centra l City . al l stu rl e nts of t he n nrmn l la;;t year, were pre~ent at the "S tate Conv•·nti on." The boy!' were fi ll workers in our assoc ia ti on las t yen r and we a r e glnd to kn o w that t h ey arc still interested in prom oting its advance . Ou r m<'t:t ing;; have bet:n very i nteresting t h is month . G eo r ge Cam pbell had ch a r~e o f our discu ssio n o n Februar y 6 . His sub· jcct was, ''The Hea ling T o u ch." Mr . Campbell b a d a good t a lk prepa r ed flilr us and Pro fe sso r Gregg gave us a good interpretati o n o f t he the m e, und e r diseu;;sion. Russell J o hn so n led t h e m eetin g on F ebr ua r y 13. his subject heing the growth of t h e Y. M. C. A. Mr. J ohnson brought o ut m anv inten~s tin g p oint~ to s h o w the r apid pr~gress o f o ur Association . Lewis F . Ga rey's s ubjec t on F ebruary 20, wnt the •·Val ue o f the Associ~ ti on .'' H e impressed us with i ts great value and we only w ish that a ll young men in school would ava il the~sclves o f the opportunity of becoming m e mbers. Februar y 27, was the "Universal Day of Praver.'' for students . We bad a short p rayer service after which t h P. Y. M . C . A. joined th e Y. W. C . A . in a j o int service held in Mu sic a nd Expression H a ll . Rev. Elmore, a r eturn ed missiona r y from India, an dressed us. His s ubject lj>cing, 'The Tra nsiti o n in India."

When you're foolin' in t h e library, An' h av io' l ots o' fun, A.]aughin' and a·'jabberin ' As if your're dea f an' dumb, You'd better watch your corners, And keep always lookio' out, For t he lib rarian ·n get you, If you don't watch out.


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II With tb~ Class~s II Ju nior ... Senior Banquet

~J r. I rn Crook, much is due of die sm oothn es~ and

unb r oken interest disp layed when t he ~<'Con ti "good feast" \vas ser ved . TOASTS

Lovnltv ..... .......................... ~!attic Cook Ellis. Ou~ Fo.lks ..................................... F. M. Greg~.

Th o ug h fur m any yc..·:trs \l arch fourt h h as hecn n f importan ce politically . s ince Snopshot,; ................................ Elizabeth Curr~·· Comet s ...... .................................. Ma bel Banks. t he eve nt , ,f th e Juni o r- ' e n i n r bn nquet. Departed and Depar ting ....... ....j oy E. Morgan. we feel po sitive..· it t ' <IO ue\·er be forgc•tten \\'ha t': Left Bchind ...... .............. A. J Stodrlard. as an bis t o ri c clRte. fu r it wtll e v e r brinK U n fn ld .m g L·r 11c ...... ... ·· ·· · · ·· ······ · · · ·J· W· Crnbtre<'. pleasa nt memories tn u s. Tho ug h va ried were t h e toas ts. iu n il Nat ure s u rely co.o pera t e rl \\ ith th e junw e fd t the s piri t of fdl owship. and ma ny iors, fo r n more h ea u t iful e yc nin g for s uc h were the trib utes paid to Pre!'ident Craba festive occasi o n c o uld not ha\·e b t:c..· n tree to w h o m the b est of ou r tributes is chosen. du e. Upon c:nt<'ring- th e gy mn asium o ne wns Such a n occ-asio n as this em phasizes struck fir~t hy the brightn e s s of the interim o re tbun any ot her t he charm of school or a nd the variety a nd h a r m on y o f the co mrarle-s hip and kindly feeling. The ~en­ colo r scheme. Penn a nts, a rra n ged effect- io r s congr a tu!ft te the j unio rs u po n t heir i ve ly , ador n ed the wall-s a nd m asses o f e xtrao r di n a r y a bility as eotertain<.rs. evergreen were enric hed in colo r b y the Senior Notes. red a n d w hi te o f the ligh ts set in their The seni or class hA s adopted r esolumidst. The balcony w as m a d e es pecially tio n s of s~• mpatby fo r Mr. Lewis C0ale attracti ve by a n a n ay of fe rns which wh o was c.illed h o me b y the dea th of his m ade a p leasing co ntrast w i t h the penm o th er. n a nts below. The h ea nty n f the scen e was co mplete w h e n four hun dred young Mr. G . H o m er Wrightsm a n o ne o f o ur m en a n d w o m e n h a d been sea ted at the cl as~m eo wh o left sch ool at mid-yea r an d is lo ng t ables art isticall y decorated wit h n o w d o ing successful work in the Douglass, carn ati o n s a nd daffodils with a fo und aWy o ming school!', sends t o the Normalite tio n of smil a Jt . the following p oe m whic h weare g la d t o reThroughout the evening while the feas t ceive. This p oem may b e set to the tu ne of g ood things was being served by Rdept " The Tale o f ~be K a ngaroo;" h ands, b ea u ti ful strains of mus ic fr o m the TAE PALE BLUE A ND THR WBITE. balcony whic h s eem e d o nly to e mph asize Though Belleview claim ~ the golden, still m o n : t h e h a rm o n y which see med And adcls the purple too, everwh cre present. And Wesleyan waves the scarlet, MEI'U As they are want to do, F ruit ::ialpicon We may look with pride so loyal, Crea med Oysters (May they a lways be in the right,) Potato Chips Sliced Tomatoes On our good old Normal colors, P arkerh ou se Rolls The pale blue and the white. Sa lted Nuts Wben we t hink of foot. ball victories, Olives Pickles Games as won by honest figh ts, Chicken Salad And of basket ball's hard winnings, Wafers Or athletics' stra nger sights, Ice Cream Cakes A s we delve about for knowledge. Boo Sons So metimes in the night, Cafe Noir May we still work for the Normal, To the ease aod s kill of o ur t oastmaster, F or the pale blue and the white.


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When years hn,·c left thei r trace::. Our locks arc changed to gray, And we feel as we grow olde r, Our childhood's far away, May we stop 'mid all the cha nges. And reca ll those hours so hrigh t, Durin,g those four years s pent in the No rma l. 'Neath the pale blue a nd the white. Junior · C IIAnLI!S G. MOULTON.

The tics of good-will and frie ndsh ip between seniors and juniors were str engt hened by th e social event of M a reh fo u r l h . Mr. E. H. K och was ca lled to Sewa rd thefirst ofthe m o nth o n account of the illness of his mother.

Sophon1ore EP:-;A S II.\HI'

Chapd cxcrci~~·s were m nclc \'ery int <'rcst ing last wee), by the rea din g o f part of "M r~ Wiggs . of the Cahbage P :Hc h" by o u r advi se r, Mi ss C ulbertso n. \Vc nre a lso planning somet hin g !:<pecia l fu r the co nrin g wccln;. The so pll o m on· gi rl s were g r·caLiy p lrnsccl t h a l th ey were able tn h n vc a pnrt in the Juni o r -Seni o r· b a nquet by help ing ser ve . Trainers ET II E L

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Chas. Wilk inso n a nrl Glen Stoddard, Who said cake?"

The Training class still co ntinu es t o g r ow. A n umbe r of new faces w ere scrn at our last class meeting.

M iss Schmo uscr with her bonks under her a rm in zoology class,-"Did you s ay my number was 23-? ''

Our preside nt , Mi ss EA1e Cole, s ufrcrcd fro m :rn attack o f t o ns iliLi s lntcly.

"Buster" Barnes-growing tired of his pompadore h a ir cut-" Where do you get yo ur ha ir cut?" Ebert-"! go to the barber-shop. You might get youn cli pped at the livery· barn." Thru the efforts of o ur class adv isor, Professor F. M . Gregg, we have been furnished blanks for study progra ms. Thes e programs make it p ossible for us t o h ave a definite time planned for each t as k w hich is a great saving to our precious moments. It wou ld be safe to say that at lt!ast one hour each d ay can be s a ved. Is it worth while? The j unior class ba s adopted reso lutions of sympathy for Miss Addie Coale of P eru who recently lost her mother and M r. William Gilmore of Nebraska City whose father was killed in a wreck and E. H. Koch of Seward who lost his mother.

Ab o ut 3 o'cloc- k o n Man:h 2. th e trnining Gcog rn phy cl ass, tt ndct· th e leaders hip o f Mi ss Mt:ars , s t arted o n a n excursion fo r 1 h e pur p ose of obser-v ing r ock fo rm At ions. They went a bout two and a half miles al o ng th e railroad track tow a rd Bro wnville, finding m an y v a rie ties of r ock , which w e re o f interes t to the class. A number o f them brought back specimens which will be o f use in th eir sc:hools. ' 1 he trainers s pend a period each week in doing handiw o rk . This wi ll be es peci Ally helpful t o furn ish f\eat work fo t· their pupils when they go o ut to teach.

T h e o ld lady was bei n g s h ow n o ver the battles hip by an officei·. "Thi s ." snid he , p o in ting to a n in sc r·ibed bra ss plate o n the deck, "is where our ga llant captain fell." "No wonder," excla imed the o ld !ncly, "l nea rly s lipped on it myself. "-Ex.


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On Thursd ay c\·ening ~{ nn: h l U, t he K earney <'I nn l 'e t• tt No nual!' ha!'k t: t b .dl t ea m s met. o n t h t: [(c:trn~·y OcH> r . Once m ore the b e, ,.,_ ft·nm th e" .:\li zzn u" s howed t h t.· i r ,.:uperiori ty hy taki ng t he longer e nd o f a !:'ixleen to t.·ighteen ,.:con~ . Th e ga me waf' fa,.:t a nd inten:stin g . fn:e fro m qu :~ n·clin g :t nrl "r:1g che win g." U ur boys t•xcelkd at goal thro wing- fn lln the field. Stevens, Sch o t t and Ge l wick c adt secured two b as kets. Th e Kenr n cy hovs sec ured o nl y three fiel d baskets but wen· "death" o n ft·ee t osses. The Peru boys wct·c cx:ccption a ll y w ell pleased a t th e fa irnc,.:s of t h e o A1..:i a ls . and t he loya l a nd sys t emat ic r ooting o f t he Kea r ney s upporte t·s. I t migh t b e in te rc!:<tin g to n ote t h at Sletton , the r e fe r e e wh om \Vt.•s lc.yRns ·accused o f being s o t·ank in g i v in g dec is ions, o ffi ciated at t hi s c o ntest i n the s am e capacity. This is a n ex tra c t, of a le tte r, trum o ne of t he basketball boys con cern in g t h e ga mes at Sidne y . We arri ve d at Sidney, fi ve a . m F d day m orning and ate break fast in a c a fe then went to bed and s lept till noo n . I n the a ft ern oo n w e s tt·olled ·arou nd v isiting the hig h sc h ool a nd o th er inte t·esting places before goin g t o prac ti ce. T h e game w a s called a t 8:45 a nd <•pen e cl r athe r s lo w; th e Sidney boys s h owed good tea m-w ork a nd a t the c lose of th e firs t h a lf the sco r e stood 10 t o 1 0. Peru ente r ed th e second h a lf much stronge r displaying better t tam work , and gradually wa lking away fr om the Sidn ey five , ti ll at th e close th e score stood 29 to 18 in Per u 's favo r. Peru r,eeured 12 fiel d goal s and Sidney five. Sidney was well pleased w ith the re fereein g d on e by Scott a nd there w e re th e b e st of feelings on both s ides.

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\\"e ~!t>pt r~ th er l ate Snturday m orning and ~trolled a ro un d town till dinner time. :\fter dinner t he hu nch w ent r ambling am o n rr the ~ n nd - hill s nea r town. We had a hig ~ime o n t he la r ge sa nd hill overl ooking t he bu rg:. wh ere we had sto nes t o th r o w An d p len ty of space to tea r l oose in. O n e of t he stu nt s was to take otT the s hoes o f so m e of t he o ther p laye rs an d see if he co uld ktep fr o m s tepping on a n y cactus. \\ e wen t u p t o the gym ear ly fo r a little prncti~·e befo re t he game. We took the last gmnt 36 23 . There w ere no ill fee lin gs between the teams a nd we came to t h e h o t el fo r a g .. od n ight's res t ; as we a re to leave fo r Alliance at 9 o'clock in the m o rning. M o nd ay eve ning the b o y s basketball t ea m went down t o defeat befo re t he Auburn hig h sch o o l youngs ters o n t he Auburn fl oor !'his is not the first defeat the n o rmal h as s uffered at the h a nd s o t a hig h scho ol hut J;: lmwf\ Od and P a lls City each hun g the sig n on Peru and p ossibly these are n ot t he on ly defea ts w e w ill s utTer thi s seaso n if the management p ersis t in schedul in g t hese hi g h school games t oward which t he present indications poin t . Thus fa r . we h a ve played this season , fou rtet· n games , eigh t being college a nd six high schoo l t ea ms a nd o f these six hig h sc h ool games the norm a l has s ucceedc::d in l oosin g tw o a nd tieing o ne wh ic h is equ iv alent to a victory for t he min ors, m a king a p ercent age o f .500 in the lo wer company. Are w e of college cali ber or is ou r play ing confined t o the hig h sch ool class? W h y sch ed u le s uch games? Do we schedule t hese miu o r ga m es for the sake of econo m y o r b eca u se we' re a ft er so mething easy? If we want eco n omy w h y not sched ule games w ith o ur ow n hig h school? Would th at n o t eco nomi ze? Would that not reduce expenses to the minimum? Have n o t the college gam es paid expenses thi s yea r a nd previous years i n basket-


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bnll? If we ca nnot fin· 1n c.· c ' lll·gc J.!Uilll'S. r aise the adm ission f~e. rh<.· puh ic demand guod g :•mes, th~y Hn : entitled t o good games a n d a rc willing to pny for th em Last yea r o ur team succccrlccl in brin ging the pennant of ::~ 11 the ~ebra:<ka Cc. llegcs to Pe ru a ncl o ur n:c" rd fu r seve r:1l years b:•ck juo.;tifi ~:s us in cl a imi ng o ur p lace a mo ng the colleges in t he var ious a thletic activities. It has been some yea r s since w e left the h igh school class; n•lw s h;.dl we r~:t;og radc by permittin g second ary sch o .. Js to occ upy a place on ou r regular schedu le o r shall we take a @tcp in advam:e and work up to faste r company? The players h ave wo rked h::trd this yea r and t oo much prai!'e cannot be g iven them for tht: loyal m a nn er in wh ich they responded to Coach Scott's effo rts t o bring tht· teAm t o the front. Circnmstances under which they ha v e worked h ave been a dvene a nd we as students sh o uld be careful n ot to criticise them fo r the unfo rtun a te sh owing o f the season 's scoreboa rd . Peru...Falls City. The game between the Normal a nd Falls City high school was a con t es t b etween officia ls rather than o:-gn nized t eam s. T he high school lads came to P eru with in tention of walking a way wit h the lo n g end of the score and h ad the offici al been g iven full power to conduct the game according to the dictation of the ardent followers the event would n o t h ave been recor ded as a game with the n o rm a l as a contestant but ra ther, a victor y for the visitors by a d ecisive sco re. The game was fast a nd full o f ginge r from the beginning but occasionally time was taken out to a llow t he officials to visit o.r spend a few qu iet moments as they d estred. Al t hough the high school lads are a good bunch for their class th ey found that the normal was not a little bancb of barn stormers but were civilized and bad a r eal coach.

I n :<hort St c\'l' ·~ hun c h t,f tr;•inl·d athlete:< wen· ~ati-.fi , rl to win nnd the ga me wl·n t t•J Peru by the !"l'ore o f ~5-20

Cotner ....Peru . In :1 ho t ly cnnlc:< tl·rl g;,me CtJtncr triumpcd o \· t·r the nonn:d g i•·ls hy tlw clu ~e ,;core of ~:-s -~ I . T his is the ,.;ccn n d rl cf.:at <Himi n i!< t e rcd by the g ir ls fn >m He tl111n~· Hei g hts this :<~·a so n. ho th bdcn t:< hci ng the r esu l t of o m· fi eld goa l in the last pnrt o f the gn m e. The game opened with both :-;ides plnyin g r o ugh : .nrl H t times t h e p iny n~se mbled foot ha II. I' he o f1icin ls were pc•we ..Jess to :<top the r oughing :.s b o th :<ides persisted in pl ay ing t hi s brand of ball. Scvcr rd tim es play was ca lico to allow nn i njured p layer to regain theit· se n sc·s :1fter being tack lt'd or n ft cr a hurd le but s h o rtly the whist le w o ul d ca ll fo r the game to proceed and th e ru t hl ess p lnying o.vo ul cl proceed wit h firs t do" n fot- the possession o f the ball. In the openin g minu tes o f t h e gan1e t he n o rma l t oo k the lead, sco r ing eight p oints, bcfot·e t h e Chri sti ans w e re ab le to co un t, but soon th e sC'ore was beg un by th e furious work o f the C otner captain in drib b ling and free throws. The score of tb e first h a lf stood 1 3-17 in favo r o f tb e l ocals but Cotn e r's s p u rt ea rly in the sr:co nd h a lf g r a du a ll y lessen ed the le; d till in the closing minutes o f piny Co tn er tied the sco r e by a field goa l. By mu tu a l consent o f b oth capta in s pla y was con tinued till the tie was broken . Aft er th ree minutes of playing Cotner's cap tnin w o n th e g a m e by a t• eas y t oss from under th e goal. Score C o tner 23 P e ru 21. Line up No rm al. Philli ps c HadHin capt. f Gilbert. Bla nk e nship f. H a nks g. F o rsyth e g. Gi lb e rt g.


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At th e March m ee ting o f th e St::1te Board of Educati o n :-tction was t a k en which resulted in th e p 1·o motio n of Dr. H. C. Hnuse t o th e h ead o f t h e d e p a ,·trne n t of Eng lis h li t tTature . As to th e fit.,ess •of this action there h as b ee n no d i viclcd \opin ion ('ither in Pen1 o r e:!>ewhere. It wi ll doubtles s intc t·est t h r: r ea ders of the No rrn a litc to know th a t Dr. House is a Nebras k a product, h av ing r ecei\·ed his public sc h ool educ atio n at Crete , a na having passed c redita bl y thn1 the pn' paratory and coll egiate d e p a t·tments u f Doane Co llege. In his co llege days h e wo n the lea din g place in a State oratorica l co n test , and la t er hccame the p1·esid e nt o f the i ntersta t e o r ato rical associ a ti o n o f s ix ty colleges. It was in his college days t oo that he made numero us tours o f the cou ntry with th e o ld Adelphi an Quartet. In 1896 h e r eceived his b ac h el o.-'s degree fro m Doane and in 1898 his m as t t>r' s deg ree from the Sta te University, depart-

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m r n t o f Eng lis h. Ten yea r s o f teaching at th e hea d o t t he English department of K ing fi sher College. Ok la. were intermixed a n d foll o wer! hy t wo m o re )·ears at the ~ e br. tatl:' Uni\·cr><ity, a n d in 1909 the dt>c t o r·s rlcg ree w as conferred on him for w o rk in Enr li ,-h la nguage a nd liter at ure, ps yc hol ogy and Germani1:s. hi s doctor's th e~i,- b~ing a trea ti!'e o n " The Genetic Basis o f AppeH I in Litc r :~ture. Dr. H o use <'ar ne to Peru ~s a n a!'socinte in li te r a tu r e in 1908 a nd won im m~d i a te recognit io n us n c h orus leader and tra ine r , and h a s hee n :<teadil y di:<closing unu s11<1 1 powers <lS a teac her of Eng lish . A g e n uinely sinct.' re m a n , with a m odesty and u n o b trusi veness t h a t is r efreshing he has come to be recogni zed as an a uthority in the a cc urate u~e of bngli~h. a nd his lit· er:t ry in ter p retatio ns, whi le a lways inspirfl tion a l. a t e c h a r acterized by a quest fo r t he true rat her than the !lpectacul a r . The Pe n1 Sta te No rm a l is to be con gratulated o n tl:is acces><io n t o the head of its department o f En_gli"h liter a ture, a p ositio n d o ubly dificult to fill by reason of the g r eat popu larity brought to the depart· m e nt by th e retiring head , Pro fesso r Sear~ o n.

A nnual Art Exhibit. The t im e is ::~ ga in a ppronching for the At·t Ex h ibit w hi c h t he Pen1 Fortnightly C lub h as providerl for us. Every sturlen t of the sch o o l du ring the las t five years kn ows w h at a coll ec tio n o f masterpieces is r eferred t o. Whitmore of Om a h a will bring some four o r five hundred picture~ to Peru, consis t ing o f c ~rrbons, water-colo r s, e ngraving~. fra med a n d unframed. as w ell as pottery a nd brir-a-b rac. The F o rtnig htly C lu b hFis p r ovided programs fo r eac h afternoon a nd evening, begi nning with the evenin g of Apr. 6 a nd closin ~ on the afternoo n of the 9. Season tickets 25 cents. Children's seaso n ti ckets 15 cents, o r free ad mission in classe11 w ith t heir t eachers.


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Basket Ball Trip, Professo r Willia ms o f Alli ance a ttencled the game at S id ney o n Satu rda y e ven ing a nd o n Su nd ay esco rted us u p t o h i ~ ci ty. A very good v iew o f w es ter n :"llebras k a w a s presen ted t o us o n t his tri p . C hi m n ey Rock , J a il R ock , Co ur t H o use . nnd Sco tts' Bluffs we re a ll cn s ily v isib le fr o m t he d ep o t a t Br idgepo r t . S und ay w as s pent in lo0ki ng a bo u t t he ci ty . On M onday, a fte r tw o u ns uccessful a t te m pts , l hc hoys were fin a ll y tak e into cus t o dy b efo re t he Hig h ::>ch ool a nd compelled to m a k e s peech es. Scott h a d a t oe ach e a nd so sta yed a t the h o tel. When J e n nin gs \v as intr oduced by Principa l Willia ms as th e ''h a ndso m c~t " m a n in Per u t he Alli a n ce b oys decided we w o ul d be a n easy m a ri< and t he gi rl s....:...did n' t decide a ny thi ng. Sch o tt mad e a hi t by co mp a ring hi s speech to ho t bu t t er in a n Allia nce h o tel a nd then was ~o l'Cared t hat h e ra n .all th e w a y down to wn . Gt-lwick made a bea u tiful speech , b u t i t was so h a rd o n th e pupils to watch h i m that Wi llia m s h a d to ask h im to stop . Bu t t he ga me-was o n e w hich wi ll go down into th e constru ct i ve histor y of t he g r ea t No rth west. That g a me made Alliance. Sligh tl y r o u g h, in fact "ston y' ' sometimes, i t wa s a h a rd fight. Both sides were eager t o wm . H ann a wa n ted to b ea t Au b u r n , Peru to fi nish drubb ing t he co wboy co u ntry . T he first h al f en ded w i t h a sco r e o f 6 to 3 i n ta vor of P er u, and t he ga me w it h a s co re of 13-10 in favo r of P eru. The ct·owd w as la rg e an d enth usiastic a nd Allia nce sh o uld b e congratnla t ed upon t he fa ct. A few of t he cro w d became n oisy a nd t hreatened to do d ama ge t o the boy s bu t a s l h ey did not h aTe their revolvers , n o r s pu r s w i tb t hem t h ey were n o t d a n ge r o us . Afte r ha ving been treated r oyally b y t h e Alliance schools the b oys lef~ fo r L inco l n o ver the Burlington then t ook t he M issou r i Pacific , an easter n Nebrask a co w -road , to Auburn a nd drove to P eru a fter h a ving completed the longest athletic t ri p in t he

h istory of the nor m al. l r [a\·cli n g O\'Cr n t h o u sand miles and noL losi n g n !'ingle game on t h e trip. Miss Ellis E n ter tu ins . O n t h e c\·eni n g of :\L11·ch 1 7 Mi ss Ellis was 11 t h o m e i n th e.: gy m nnsi 11 m t o t he clnss of ni nc.:tecn-hun d rc ri un d lc.: n . Th e.: h a ll was b c.:nllt ifull y a r r a nger! w ith d eco r a t io n s o f fc.: s t oo n in g, p c n n nnts a nd cand les in t h e m u c h n· Yc r c n ccd " red and

whi te.'' E ac h g u es t cam e wea r·ing s o me article o f a pp n rc l o r d eco r a t io n i n t h e Iris h green a nd w as p r ese nt ed at t he d oo r w ith n s pray o f t h e e mble m atic s h o. mroclc A hig hl y cntcrt n ioi n g pro~ r a m w as r cn· cle re rl i n co m m e m o r a t io n o f t h t:: w o rl d r en o v.• ned h e r o o f Irela n d . S a int P atrick , the c r ow nin g fea t 11re being n n Iris h jig d a nced by M ess r s. Neff n nd T n.am n n. An o ppo a·tini ty w as offc.: r·ed t h o s e prese n t to ;;h a r·p e n t!oc ir wi t at t h e s h r ine of t h e B la rn e y S t o n e wh ic h w a s a v ery enj o ya l1lc fea t ure o f th e eve nin g 's e n terta in· m e n t. T h e refreshmen t s se r v ed h arm o ni zed in colo r w i t h t h e p a·evalcnt id ea o f th e evening . . E ve r yon e le ft w tth the feelin g t h a t t he •en ior class is not o nly fo rt u n a t e in possessin o- a most ca p a b le a dv iser h ut an exceedo ing ly c h a rm i ng h ost es s.

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C i t y. M iss Do r a K r ehs is e nj o y ing a v isi t fro m he r s is t e r, Lu la , o f O ' Ne ill , t h e h o m e of t he Kre bs fa m i ly. M iss Lul a w ill r em a in in Peru fo r q uit e a n exte n ded vis i t. T he Cen t ury Sund a y Scho ol clasa h a ve rece ntl y elec t ed n ew oAice r s and selected M r . W elden t o b e t h eir teac her, fi lli ng t he pla ce m a de vaca n t by M r . S earso n 's g~­ ing. M is s F r a n ces R u les was made pres ide n t ofthe cl a s li ,] a net B e<'liso n , secre tn ry a nd Gra ce E ll is t r easure r.


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F1·a nccs l in in• Dcli: a T;ansa:h and \\'i ni frerl Pc1·k in s . ~al l member" of thc c iHss o l 19 10 h a \·c hc~· n l' ll·cted to mostcxt'l·l knt posi ti o ns in tht· llmaha :<l·h oo l:< :\ li s~ Li lli:t n l'. ~Loner h n s ragn in hl·e n called t<> hlT hom e in Osceola n n :aca:nunt of t h l· ~cr i o us il ln cs!' o f her h r othlT . :\1 rs . C raw fo rd is ncting pn:cl·ptrcss in her ;ahsrnce.

Mr. anrl Mn;. C. r~ . Welden h n ,·ej ust n :cently m c ,·ed into th e ho m e fo r m e rly occupied by Profe!"sOr J. W. ~ c<uson. ~lr . Welden is ca!" h icr o f the n ew ban i' wh ic h has b ee n o pe n ed in Pc 1·u . M rs . Iva C atl in J ewell a nd h er hus iJa n cl S. 1::: . J e w ell v isi ted in Per u s e v eral days d uring t h e week of March first. Both ;arc g r ad u ats of the No rmal a n d arc now living in a p leasant country h o m e nea r Cheste r , Neb r. I t is ,·cr y compli me nt a J·y t o Pen• t ha t she now h as two good b a nk s. I t is o nl y o ne o f t h e m any e\'idc n ccs t h a t Peru is growi ng and bccomig a Ji,·e, up-to-elate lit t le city. The n ew ba nk opt· n ed t h is mo n t h w i t h i ts first de p osit fo 1· $5000. On Satt~~· d ay e v enin g , Marc h 11, t h e M odel H igh Sc h ool g nv e an info rm a l receptio n i n t h e g-ym n as ium, t o th e il· se ni or prac tice teach ers. M u sic was furn is h ed by a hand o r ganized fo r t h e occasion and the b·>ys p layed a hig hly i n t e r esting game o f basket ball , in wh ic h t h e n in t h grade p r oved the b e tte r tea m . L ate in t h e evening ice cream a n d wa fer s we re se r ved a n d th e guests dep a r ted feelin g indebted to t he pupils fo r a ve ry pleasant eve nin g.

~' rin cipa l II. :\l. Berkey of On\·enpo rt who was a rnemhl·r of last ycn r 's clns~. \' isitecl frie nd s a t the ~nnn al, 1\l nrc h +-5.

:\li s:-: Flon·nce Fnirs, a p1·o minent mem lkr t>f the junior d a :-:s . left fo r hl·r home at Jl aiglcr. :-.;chr.. ~larch 1~ ~he will n·main at honH' a week. tran:'act ing h usiIJ(' !'S in the interests of her cla im w hich :;he is tc · prtl\'e up o n in th e nea r fu t un: . P1·ol\.·~:-:"r \V N. Dclzd l spo ke before t he J e l1c r:-: o n Co unty Tenchers' A~:-:ocint i on Febrnary 23 .J cfrer,;on county i:- not o nh · o m: o f tht• la l·l!:l'S t and ria:hcst counties i~ th e ~tnt<' , hnt its S\'Stem of :<chuols is cxcqH io n a lly well gra-ded and a ·,·ery high stnncinrd is mainwi ned . Pr ofcs~o r \\'eeks ::tttenrled t he Nem a ha C ~ u n ty

Tl·ach,•n;' A!'sociatio n, held at Auburn . Feb ruary 1 2. and g:He un ill ustrated lo:ct urc on ' r eaching Agric ul ture in the public sch ool ·. " Professor weeks is devo ti ng n great dea l of t ime to this phnse of t h l' s u bj ect n n d some excellen t wo rk is being d one. Wa l ter B rad lt>y Tri pp of the Emerso n college of or:a tory of Boston a ppeEI red in the No r ma l chapel Feb ru a ry 28. I t wa th r u l h e efl'ort!" of t\lrs. Ne ttl~t o n and the Dmmat ic Cl u b that t h is excdlen t tel'l c her a n d re::~rler came t o Per u. M t·. T r ipp gave a miscell a neou s p r ogra m, after w h ic h t he Drnrnatic C lu b tendered hi m a reception in Everet t H a ll. ·The fi ft h and next t o the last n u mber on t he No rm a l lect ure cou rse w as g i ven M a t·ch 8 hy t he Hungaria n Orchc:str a. Thi s num ber t ook the place o f the on e wh ic h !'h o ul d have been g iven by T h o m as Br ook s F letc he r du rin g November . The progr a m given by the orchestra was excellen t i n every deta il. Ea<"h n urn ber r evealed u nusual skill and ma n ·el o u s sweetness a n d depth of t o ne. This was t he best o f th e itrd i vid ual nu mbers given . The closing n u mber o f the course was given by Ra l ph Bingham, March 19.


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Meet me at Gugen beim's in Nei)J' ask a City. Miss Louise He r rick ' 11, W{!S ca lled to her h o me in Lincoln , Ma r ch 11, whe re s h e rem a ined a few c1ays. Pro fessor a nd Mrs . Dunca nson were called to Auburn, March ,ll by t he se ri o us illness of Mrs. Duncanso n 's m othe r , Mrs. Orrl. Word w~s recei ved a little later o f Mrs. Ord's dea th .

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There was a C J'O\\'d and t h c i·c w ere t hree, The g irl. t h<' parlo r l:l.mp. a nd heTwo is compa ny. a nd n n douht , T hat is w hy t he pad or la mp \\'Cn t o u t. .r-1-

Mrs. X. C. Scott a nd childre n accompanied by ber brother J. R. De m psey, a rrived fro m Clevela nd, Ohio las t week . Professor Scott met th e m in Om a h a. They will live in Mrs. Polk's h o use. w hi ch w a s formerly ownt:ci by H . B. J ewell. S uperintend ent Winnifred Marcellu s of Crete was in Peru , Saturday, March 1 2. M r . Marcellus is a membe r of t he class o f 1905 . . Since gra du at ing from the No rmal he t a ught as high sch ool principal in the Crete schools for sever a l years. After co ntinuing his educa tin bo th in Nor th weste rn University and the University of Nebraska, he was h0no red' by being elec ted to the superintendency of the Cret e sch ools, taking th e place of Superintend en t G. A. Gregory . A reception was given by the s tudents an d faculty of the Peru n o rm a l in honor of Professor a nd Mrs . Sear son , the evening before their departure t o Lincoln . The spacious parlor s of the B ap tist church were u sed for the occasio n a nd t heir capacity was test ed to the limit. An excellen t program consisting of musical numbers , address by the president of each class and a n most excellent r es ponse by Mr. Sears on was given. The ~eception closed informally by the many friend s of Mr. a nd Mrs. Searson w ishing th em SI:1Ccc:ss and happiness in their new home. Wherever Mr. Searson may go, his work w ill be followed with interest by his former stu den ts and <~S!<Ociatcs.

t h e w o rd " t he SenT eac h e r : \vl, n<> ·t ,nrc " io r s use most ? Smart Pupil: I d on't k n ow . T eac hc,·: Co r rec t .

A li tt le s ulphuri c ac id

. :VI ixed w it h a sci·ap o f Z l nc , H ea t ed in a tes t tube, Makes an awful-o d er .

" Like let tu ce , P a t ?" "N o, Oi don't. A . Oi 'm cr)a d Oi d o n't . ForifOi lil<ed ut n "' Oi' d a te ut , a n' I h ate the stn ff" . .;J.

Judge-"You a re privileged t~ ch~llenge a ny membel- o f the jury now bemg Impaneled." P rison('r-"Well, t hen . ye r hon o r , Oi 'll ~ i h t thot schmall moo wid wan ey e. in 0 g . .• th e corner there , fermn s t ye.

A pretty I rish g irl , fresh . from the o ld adt coun t ry, sa t in a tro lley ca r lool<ing . h the stran ge American country Wi t mo t interest. She h ad soft, gray eyesf a es face 11. 1<e r oses and lilies • b eau tiful h a i1: and

white t eeth. , "Your fa r e , miss," sai d the condm·tor, p a usi ng b efore her. · She b lushed a nd bit h e r lip. "Your fa r e, miss," he r e peated . "Sure," said th e g irl , " a n' what if be? Ye must not be repeatin ' it lil>e that."


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THE NORhlALlTE Barhcr - \'o u•· lwi r':- n : n · t hin s ir. Long uO\: r e •· - :\n d you'n.: got a h ump o n vou r n o,;c, ;t nd O lll' of y o u r c\·c,; squints.

Little Etl1l'l- ( :t l th e ntat i ncl')-" :\l nmmn , wh e n are t h e I ndi an ,; cnm ing? ' ' Mnmma- "llu s h. cleat·, t~nc nrc n o Indinn s " Li ttle E lhc l- ' ' The n who ~ca l pL·tl a ll Lhe men in the fr o n t r ow?''

Fre!'h - ' ' 1 th o ught you t oo k up Algebrn la~t y ea r ?' ' , oph .-" 1 d id, but the fncul ty enco red

me. It's easy enough to be pleasant

\\'h en you're looking a nd feeling flip: But the girl wor th w hile, is the girl who can

:::mile \\'i l11 a cold !;Ore o n her lip.

...,. Bobby:-''1\I a ke a noise like a frog . tln-

Tra velc t· -( ddaycd in Orea ryhurs t hv wash o u t)-" A t·c lla:rc.: any objecls o f curiosity in thi s vill age~·· u ncle \Yelby Gos h - " \Veil , f reckon l ' vc got as muc h c uri osit y as :1ny objik yo u'll find. \\'here a rc you go in ', mi ~ tcr . a n ' w h at d o you fo llet" fur a livin '?"

~"' The fo llow in g, s pt·in g in g-, n o doubt , fro m son .c Pn:s hi e'~ ot· p c d! Rps fro m ~o m e Soph 's he n r t, was found in the libra r y: "I have lo ved ... I h ave b een Jo \·ed. " Poor Freshic, get him t h e p a in ),iller.

Teachet· -•· 'I ten se i s that?" Pu p il-" Past.' '

am

b eautiful. '

Wh at

He put his arm a ro und her, And the colo r left h er cheek, And it showed upon his overcoat For just abo ut a week

A GEOME1' HV PROnLEJ\L

Prop If yo u love a g irl s h e loves you. Proof:! - You love the g irl, theret0rc you a r c a lover . ll-A ll th e wo rld loves a IoYer . III-Then a ll th e world loves you . IV-The gj rl i s a ll the w orld to you . Therefore s he l oves you.

cle." L"nele:-" \Yhy ?' ' Bobby:-'· Cnuse when I ask daddy for a nything he snys: ·Wai~ till yonr uncle c r onks.'"

CLA~S

STO=-- Es.

F r esh m an-Emera ld. Sophomore-Dia mo nd . J uni o t·-Griudstone. Seni o r-T om bs t o ne.

:\l ary had a little la mb, Lank a nd lcnn a nd bony, \\'heu i\lary college Latin t ook, She s wapped it fo r a pony. l

"Dear papa'' wrote the swt!et girl from college, "I b ave become infatua ted with Calis thenics.' ' The old man replied, "Well daug hter, we a lways mea nt for you to c hoose fo r you rself-but there's n o denying we ' re disappointed; we w a nted y ou t o m arry a n An1erica n ." .JI.

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Sophie-''! s mell rubber. " Fres bic-''Well, get yo ur neck fro m the fire ."

First F lca-"Bcen on a Yncalio n?" Second F lea-'·No, on a tram p ."

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\\'e were corning from the picnic And wanderin)! " 'cr the land. The moon was sh ining bright ly I held her little-shawl. Yt-s, I held her little ~haw ! , II ow fn!'t the eve ning flies: \\\·spoke in qu iet tnncs of lo\·c; I gnzed int o ner-lu nchha«kct. Yes, I gnz·:d in to he r lunchhasket llcrc sat' '' " li ltk cha nn~: r My a rm ar;IUn rl her-umb;dla. Embracing h.,r nnbrella, Thnt charming lit tic :\·l i!'S Her eyes so full n f mischief, 1 s hy ly Stn le a-sanrlwicb.

i\l uy r print a kis, upon your lip!'? he nod It'd her swcH permission; So t h.,y w ent to pre~s. And r rather euess, They printtd a who!~ edition.

You \\'ill think of ot ht•rs hcforc you think uf _\'llllrSL·lf. You \\'ill not mt.•:J,.un· your c ivility by pt·oplc's bank :•t-c:Ou •· ts. Yo u will he scntpulous in your n ·15nrcl f(lr tht: rights of otht:rs. You \\'ill not foq.! el e n g:tgt.·tn t·nts. prnmis '"'s or· o bligati o n ::; of <t n y k ind. I n c11n ,·crs:~ti o n yo ·.t wi ll not be nrgum c n tnti\'(: o r co n tra di ctory. You wi ll ncn: r m:tk~ fu n o f thl· pecul iarities o r idin~vncr·a,.ics o f other!". \'ou will n ~>l bore pt·oplc by cnn~tnnt ly talking of your·sclf and your alTa irs. You will nl·vcr u n der :tny ci r c nmstnn ccs l':lll~c <llll>the r pain if you cnn ht·lp it. Yo u w ill not think thn L ·•g-ood intentions'' co rupcnsa k f.n- rude m· gruo· mnnnt· rs. .;!.

If You Are Well Bred You wi ll be kind . You will not u se s lnng. Yon w ill try :o make othe rs h appy. Yo u will nut be shv or self-con scious. Yo u will never 1~dulge in ill-natured gossip. You will ne"er forget the respect due t o age. y

ou will not swaggt:r or boast o f your

achte,·emen ts

I nn v i ll ngc in Co u n ty Limnick :t so rr·owfu l you ng m:tn \Vl'nL a l o ng to the Inc a l un dc rutlc c r 's t o orde r :t coffin for lt i~ f.ttht·r . "Den t· m e." !'aid the uncl e rt nkcr, " l didn't Jcn ow p O<)l' nld J-'nt W:IS rJcncJ ,, "No; lu~·s not dcHd yet, r ep li t·d the m o urn ing rt'l at ive, "but ht:'ll die tonight, for the docto r says h e ca n 't live· till mornin g. <t n d he kn ows what he gnvc him.' '

!\lh·d me at Gugcnh c i m's C i ty.

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PROFESSIONAL

L. L. Eells

CARDS

DR . N . S. HARAJIAN, A. B.• D . D.S. G RADUATE

DENTIST West Side of Court Hou se Square

Sooth Auburn, Nebr.

DENTIST

O F FICE OVER CORNER DRUG STORE OFFIC E PHONE 2 7 RESIDENCE PHONE 12

DR.

BART. L.

SHELLHORN,

Resident First ho use N. ot Mrs. Ki ngs. Phone 6. Office Ofl g round floor in rear of PHONE 31 A. L. Carm e n's Store. PERU, NEBRASKA

]. W. Robb, Optitian Jluburn, Offlc~

PHYSICIAN AND

SURGEON

OFFICE OVER BANK

West Side Barber Shop • .• • C. C. ROSS, Proprietor.••••

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L. A. PAIRCHILD, h\. D.

M. D.

PERU

NEBRASKA

STATE, HANK

THE; N B. W BANK Invites students and faculty to. call and inspect its new banking room. Cordial treatment. Your business appreciated. Wm. Tynon. f>r&A ·

c . ft . Weldc.n . Cashlc.•

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TheN. S. N . S. Jewelry store has absolutely notblog to do with questionable goods; lo this s to re we wi ll g i ve you the best that money can We don't keep the just as llOOd kind. We would like to show you our Watches, Cl ocks, J ewelry, noveltie ~ in chioaware, cut Glass and Shells. We save you ta in Pens. 'l'!Jis store will gi ve you just what you bny; ask e rs about us. Our special sale is 365 days in t he } ear. We our best to give satisfaction.

bu y.

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We r epair Watches. b' ounLatn Pens. Combs, Pins, Chat us, Rln ~::s a nd make a special t y In duplicat ing spectacle lenses !or whic h we c harge 11 unlto rm pt·lco or 7ii cents on ly.

All. Ov.'r Worlc is G 'U f.t1•antee d to Tbe Only Reliable Jeweler

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J. C. Chatelain

,.' -;r.ttisjaction

Tbe Studeot' 11 Friend

PERU. NEBRASKA

We l<eep closed on Su nday

Your Optical Defects Can be relieved by the a id of properly fitted lenses and I will be pleased to diagnose your opt.ical defects and demonstrate the beuefits accrued from t-he uete of lenses ground to s uit your requirements. My servir·p is accu r ate a nd the charge is r easonable. Eyes tested free. JEWELER REGISTERED OPTICIAN ORAND HOTEL BLOCK

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Nebraska City, Nebr.


THE

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School II O:IIER

D~bating C.

If, a~ th e H nn Alhn·t \\"al\,in s said r ecently from t h e Pen1 c h:tpel pl;-ttform, America i~ now tryin g befon: t h e wnd cl the experiment of"gnve rnm e nt by di sc u:-sion,'' it i~ ind eed fnrtun [tt e th at ou 1· people a re peculiarly g ifte d with a gen iu s ff• r deb a t e. Was t hl·n · en·1· a Yn nk ee th at didn ' t lik e to '';ugy?" The a 1·gu m cnt. as a fo rm o f p asti m e , o f intellectual a n d socia l J'el axation, is indigenous to o ur soil. Other fo rm s o f art a nd amu sement m ay come a nd go, but t h e Amc1·ica n F o rum, r eprese nted dtll·in g th e w inter months by th e platform o f t he district sch ool h o u se ancl the r ea r o f t he v ill age store, t r a n sfen ed in s umm e r t o the r oad s ide a nd fence co;-n er an d th e s h a d y protec ti o n of the bl ack s mith s hop . ''still sta nd s." Un the o th er h and, a r e we Americans too argum entati ve, too firm ly bent o n seein g but o ne s ide o f a part icu lar ques tion? Does our self-a sse r t i ve ness a nd p ersis tence in a rg um e nt possibl y b ~tray a fa ulty habit o f mind? I s pa1·tisa n ship. p ossibly, n o t so mu ch a n atio n a l d is tinc ti on and asse t, as it is a national disease? The1·e arc indeed those in hi g h p laces who wou ld b ring just this charg e again s t u s, assertin g that t his attitud e o f in t ell cctual com b at i vcness i s o p posed to 'the exe1·cir.e o f the judicia l function. A univet·sity pro fessor o f n ote recently a:-raignc d our entirP legal proft·s.•

NO.7

nou~E.

;ann 111 t he fo llow ing t elling epigram: '' L a'\Y)' er s? We have n o lawyers. We lw\·e att ornevs!'' No w 1f this Yie\\" be a jus t one, nnd if t hcst: form a l debates, ns at present condu\:tecl in o ur sch ools a nd coll eges, a re tc:-nchin g o m· b oys a nd girl s t o beone-5'irled in t heir thinking lo r~g:ud sP.If as infa ll ible, a nd t o b e-litt le opposition, th en ,!:. he charge is a g ra\'e o ne, perh a ps even c~lling fo r repressio n by school u u t h 0 rities of the entire mo vement, s o chara cteristic of the student acti vities o f our time. F o r a r e we no t t r y in g t o m a k e o ur age ch a racteri stically o n e of scien tific research, of the discove r y o f h idden prin ciples. a nd of the a pp lica tio n o f u n b iased knowledge to t he cond uct of a ffairs? T o kn ow t h e truth is certainly a hi g h er obj ec t o f a mbitio n th a n to con vince the j ur y . Giv in g full weight, h owever, to this seri ous o bjection , which m ay be, and act u a lly i s, wag ed again st sch ool d<:batin g, I am still co n vinced that these 11 ctiyit ies . as a t present prom o t ed a nd regu la t ed in our ins titu t ions of learning. are n ot only of great positi ve goo d to all pa rties con ce rned, but t h a t they 11re self-corrective as rega rd !~ the very danger t hey are accu sed of fos t eri ng. The great saving vir tu e o f the deb ate, as conducted, say in the Neb'raska Hig h Sch ool L eague , under the ef-


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THE NOI<MALITE

general management of Prof. Fogg, of the Nebraska unive rs ity , is that the effort is n ot individua l and sporadic, hut con tinu o us nnrl systematizer!. The ~arne tt·a m of debater!: mus t c.lisc us!l the CJUC'S· tion not once but many t ime!: in the course o f th~ school year, and a lmost incvit:tbly taking fint one a nd then the other sidc of the ques t io n. i n succc~::din)! co n tests. Not only is this true, but the wise coach wi ll have his spea kers in prllclit·e argue, not seldom, the side of th e quest inn contrary to that which they mu!>t cldend in public. All thi!', of course, tc:nrls to the broadest possible, in fact th e truly scienti fic, investigatio n of the subj~ct . And as to the charge of insincerity o n the part of a spea ker who must appear convinced o f the justice ofbis argument ev<:n while he may in fact know that his o pponent h as virtue on his side, this objection may be dismissed with the remark that it is rather academi c tha n vital. Proceeding n ow from this defence to the positive enumeration of ben efits derived from school debate10, the list is by no means inconsiderable. So far as concerns the debater himself, .the work is of inca lc ulable value. His debate is likely to be his first piece of really comprehensive a nd thorough thinking, a nd his first 11tiff exercise in the noble art of English composition. As auch, it can sca rcely fa il to be life lasting in its effects. It constitutes hi s introduction to the first principles of the oid formal logic. Nothing can_ t a ke the place of this. The modern psychology i~ positive on the point that one can not borrow for use in his general thinking t he abilitv gained from training in particul a r line;, that facility in geometrical demonstration, for instance, f:.~rni s hes little aid in determining the validity of an argument on the protective tariff o n the income tax. From debate, the s tudent learns the wt-ight of an argument, and the importance of a phrase. While tbese observati ons apply to st u-

dent dchaters in gt'nc r a l. the dT~ct of t his form o l intellectual :rdivity is l'SPl'l'iH lly notable in th e case ol girls. M:111V 11 young woman ha~ thu-. :tlt:rinc:rl to n l;rrgl· ml·::~sun· of self-rl·:lliuu i"n lwsidl·s hl·eoming introduced to r·ic h ficJ.Is of thought and life which tn hl·r IH:fore unins tructl·d mind lwd con~titutl·rl the lcrrn incognit :r of " mc:n's affairs ." C h ilrln:n, t oo, in the opcr:rtions of the l ligh Sl·hool Le:1gu.:, ::rr•· w u g ht to thin !< and ~opctt k ; :rnd if the auditor ca n not hut be se n sible of a l't' rt:rin posing <r nrl :rrtificialily in so rne of th1•ir s<:t speechl·s, wherein they must pr-opound irl<:as hcynnd thl·ir years. and attempt the prnnunl·iation of words t()O ponrlc.:r·oLI!- for their childish t o ngues, yt·lmust he udnrit that m:rny of these inf:rnt clisciplcs of Ucmosthcm·,; a11rl \Vcbstl·r betr~.y an astonishing precocity, a balance a nd maturity o f thought that is l ittl~ sho rt of amazing. And lastly, we mu s t nfll·c t thHt the effect of these dt'batcs on t he audiences is po~:-; ibly the ,·cr y most notable featu re nf the entire system . With i n the p as t year I have attended debates in small Nt"bm~ka villages, wherein it was perfcl'tl v c\·id~nt that the youngstt'rS o n the plHtform hHd n vastly greater a nd more intim :~te l<nowlcdge t ouch mg the subject in hnnd thnn the adults a nd even the voters whom they were facing. And the n::~ture of c\·ery o ne of th ese occasio n s is such that the l'xpo,.:it io n o f the suhjcct w a rr·ant~. <.~nd lll'tun ll y n:cei'l'eS, the v~ry clo~est nttenlinn . The: great Nebrnsk~• public i s fast becoming indebted to the sch11o l and collq!e rlchn tc rs of the st:1 te for a w ide disseminn t inn of· populat· lo10wledgc along socia l and governmental lines. It doubtle~s has b ecome evident t o anyone who ha s had the g!·ace to read the fo regoing p a ragraphs, th at while I am perforce in teres ted directly in the col1 Pg7 and normal sch ool phase o f debating work. yet the achievements of thi~ astonishing High School Leag ue, o f Prof.


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Fogg·~. ha~ t h roughou t h ccn i n t he forefro nt of m_y <·on:-:cio usne>'s. A great !'Cht: mt', ge nero u sly pl a nn e ci a nd n obly Cl:Ccu tcd . i~ m y o pi n io n oft h isc rea tureofn un iv e r ~ i ty proft:s:<or'!< h rain and fa ith . Tlw r.- i ~ m on: to he tm id . There i ~ nn o thl·r sort of lit l· r·; ..-y w ork whic h o u r s tu· dents o u g ht by n il m enns t o b e d o ing . a s or t o f c..: fTnrt whi c..: h s h o uld r e fine a nd s upplem e nt t;.hat n t t ;r i nm e n t whic h the ex perience o f cle h a tin g i ~ in te nd ed to sec ure, "Bu t thHt·'s a n o th e r· stor y.'' a nd mu s t h e rest·rv ccl fo r a fu t ure is s ue of t hi s va lued perio dica 1.

"Proved," or "Endeavored to Prove?" F. l\l G n EGG.

What s hall b e the a t t i t ud e o f a dc bnter tow a rd his o wn a rg u ment? Opinio n s o n thi s p oint will d iffe r , as m ay b e seen fro m the c o mmuni cati o n s h e r ewith s ubmit ted from o ur r ece nt judg e s. O f course a spea ke r's re a l feelin g will be di scl osed to his a udie n ce 1tvh a t e ve r m ay be the fo rm in which he cl o th es hi s th o u g ht. If he d o es n o t hi mself feel th a t be h as pro ved his point he will belie his o wn w o rds w h c:n h e says, "H o n o r a ble j udges, I have pro ved, etc. " If, o n the oth e r h a nd , he feels t ha t hi s a rg u men t is v a lid, it b ec o mes the n a matter o f t ast e wh e ther h e sha ll s ay, "I h ave pro veci," or " I h ave e n d ea vo red to p rove." If t h e a ud ience i s a n una o phistic a ted o n e , t h e fi rs t form will und o u b tedly b e more con vincin g , but if it is a lert a nd intellig ent, the a udie nc e would perha ps prefe r t o do its o wn deciding a s t o wha t h as been pro ved . But this is only an o the r opm10n . L et u s h ear fr o m the jud ges. Supt. C . W . Tay lo r, M c Cook: " I think it is p e rfectly pro p er t o say t o the audience and j udges, 'I h ave proved so a nd so .' Of c o urse m o d e sty is a n a dmirab~e tra it, but n o m o r e n ecessa r y than a reason a ble degree of c o nfidence in oneself, his c a use and manner of presentatio n. lo many cases a

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dt·ba ter does p r o ,·e a thing, thn t is, his line o f n~n!'on ing proves th e p o int at issue. I t o ften hnp pens t h at his opponen t proves the con trary . I t is t hen n ecessar y to !'ay which one gives the best p r oof. The fac t of the p roof o r logic in either case p r obab l y c:mno t be ques ti o ned ." H o n . Alher t Wa tkins . L incoln: " I ha ve so m etimes w o nde red why t his inelegant a nd t o o n brupt fo rm of s peech (I ha ve proved) hns n o t been co rrec ted . Experience in s peR king will gener a lly furnish the co rrecti\·e, b ut [ think it should be a nticip n ted in the tnt ining. I so metimes t ell debaters t hat they h a ve b een o ver-cha rged o r t oo much crammed w it h fac ts , w hereas it seem s t o m e desira ble t o have m o re freed om a n d o rigin a l thought a nd elabo ration . There is t oo g rea t an inclinatio n t o depend o n b old s t a t em ent a n d t o overw o rk ' auth o rities' s o-called. Thia last is, I t hink, t he grea tes t fault of a ll i n fo rm." Principal F . R. Bc:ers, Bea trice: ·'In m y fud g ment i t a dd s quite a great deal fo r a debater t o sum up his arguments a nd wher e the ex pression is, ' I have pro ved beyond the q ue stion of a d o ubt, etc. ,' it g i ves t h e o pposing side a direct cha llenge tha t they c a nnot very w ell ig no re. I sh o uld say by· a ll means leave o ut the word 'endeavor , ' for if you a re not iur e of • wh a t y o u have .accomplished , the j udges will n o t be very s ure. I s ho uld say, m a ke it a s empha tic a s possible ." Judge P aul J essen , Nebrask a City: ''It is my co nvictio n t h a t the o ne w ho o pens t he deb a t e sh o uld lay do wn t:he tw o, t hree, o r fo ur pro positions which t hey expect to prove in o rder to s usta in their side of t h e questio n. These propositio ns sho uld be clearly but briefl y · etated. I t hink n o furth er r eference s hould b e made t o th em ns a whole. until the las t spea k er su ms u p o n hi s side, when be can a g a in ca ll the a tt entio n of his hea rers to the propositions la id d own in the o p ening, a n d by making use o f so me ex pressio ns as, 'We claim' o r, 'We contend that ea ch of these p ropotoi


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ti o n s h as ber n . e.~ t ub] i ;. h e rl h y t he. fo llo w· ing fHcts o r proo fs ." D.:b a tas sh o uld n o t ass umeco nclus tv ely whnt t hei t· ;t rgn nH·n t h as s h own , hut th e dfect o f t lt: t t :11·g n men tsh uu ld b P left w it h ver y ln·i~:f <.: •1111 · m e nt t o th e jurlges o r hea n ·r s . do n o t t hiok it .is w ise t o co n,.u mc t i m e in s a y in g. ' We h a x e co nclus ivelv s h , w n ' <>r. · \ \'<.· h a ve 1 pr~-~<;g~,' etr. , a-s· tht·s<: t hing s o f cou r se a r e o:p) y cqncl n s io ns whi c h :trt' to be draw n fro r:n the ::~rgu ~1e n t aclu; d ly p ro d uced .' ' .;J.

:-I A I< TH .\ C ILT :" E I< .

:-l A BE L IJ .\:"KS .

n •·.:.u ot i \·· \\' :o:-' ntt·t in :1 ,.. l;i lf'u l n nd c~> n fi rf, n l tn :Olllll'l' t h<o t l': IIT il'd \\'itlt i t l'O il Vil'· ti • •11 T ill' rk h <~ tL· w:o s d,·,·o i:l o f' a n y !'pcet;tcuhtt· le;.t t u rc:-' ,·x n ·p t p t~ s :-' . l d y t h e c loo><i ng rt l'g'l' l1l• n t r.. ,. 1 h ,· ; tl fin l t<t t i \' <" , cl ue b or,!.! t: ly t o t h e f: t<.: l t h :o l t llt'n· was n<> c o n te n t ion rovt· r au t Jt , .,·i t ,· \\'h d,· th e Kt· :orttt·,· gid>< \\'l' l't• \\' o ] i l'l):t L'h l·oJ :0 11 d "l ' f>:OI'!'IIt• ht~m t· "itlt i ltt·io· :-' n l o_j ,·,·l. ttt' \' c·r t )H' It•:<s t lwy l:tcln·d t ill· rJ , Jt V<' I Y <t ncl th ~> t·nug h

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tr:t i ning "' h ich '"a" , x hi h il ,·rl h _, tit•· h· · n~.: tL·a tn . .\1 is , G il t tit 1·. "ith lt t·t· tu n g n ilin ·n t \'.,;,.,. :o n tl c" n li d e nt n t :on n •·t·. \ J i, ,.. H:t u ks • \o\'i t h h o·t· p l,·;o s i ng" olt- )i ,·,·ry :o ncl c oon \· in cin g P eru-;Kearney Gir.ls' .D eba te. ~ tq,:n m n t . an d :VI is " Jl., ),·j;tl' l; with· Tl ~t · y O n Frid ay eve n in g , Apr il 15, t h...- K ··arh :tn· f:o i k rl t•• t .. IJ " " w ll\. ' " t h ilt p o ir. t n ey girls met d efea t a t thc: h a n ol ,; u f th e s t<tnrb ' ' Cl'l' t ·• i11l y fun ned :o c·ro m l oin a t io n P e r u g irls' rl e batin g t eH m o n t he subj,·c t rh ;tt w•ntlrl h e h :tn·l 10 b t·:t t :on y p l:t<.:l" :tori " Res o lved t hat a c n nst i t ut id,a i amen d n o <lilt' in th e a n cl io·nc" \\': ts :<ll rp r i,.. e rl \\'llt' ll ment levyin g a tax o n a ll inc o m (·s abnn~ t lt e j url ges :· n n o unLT rl a llll " nit no tt !' rlcT i,.. ifive ~h ou sa nd d o ll a r s wo ul d lw b en efien n in ou t· f:t vor. A L th ,· c lo "e ., f the rleia l " Kearney was r e presen te d bv t h e h :t t<' o n t· nf' t h e j u · lgc' -< t :ot e cl tl11-1t t he l'eMi sses M a rs h . Du ke a nd Pi tzge~;ll rl "\v h o r u g ir ls \\'t•t-e- s up e t·ioo· in !'oo t-ce . :og n ·s ,.; ivc·a rg11 e d fo r t he n ega tiv e, w hil e Mi,..s ll t'SS <tnd l<n nw lt' dgc ol 1 h e su hj t cl . a t r ite Marth a G ilt ne r . M iss ~l a l Je l l:h tnk s ;-~nrl M iss Bell e Bo lej a c k co n ten rl ed fu r th e affirm a t i ve i n be h a lf of P en 1. l' h c j ud ges we re Mr. A lbert Wa t k in s o f L incoln , J url g e P a ul J essen of Nehra,.; ka L i ly, and P rincipa l Fra nk Beer s of Beat t·ice . Early in t h e ev e ning i t bccr. m t: e \' id e n t t h at o ur girls wo ul d be g i ve n t h e dec isi on . because eac h a rgu lll t n t put lo rt h by t he

sr~m<: t im e ack n ow k d .!.!ing p r e p a r r~ t i on

t h e c xct'l l<'ll t ma d e h y a ll p a r t ies. 1;\ 'e m ;ty

ju st ly b = pro nd o f o u r dc baten; <t n rl i'n so doin g mu s t not ove rlo o k t h e fa c u l t y m e m bt"rs w h o h a ve s o p<~ ti ent l y Hn cl p e r si,.. t entl y co a c h ed o ur t eam s unt il t h ey st <t n rl at th e t up i n t h e ':.vl id - \V es t (:kbat ing cir: c les .


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D. H. \VEBER,

EDISOl' PETT IT,

GEO . GO \Y I N,

J.

E. MORGAN •

:VIr. Gowi n in his forceful manner, thRt t here a re better a nd more rl esirable m ethC. F . llECK. ods fo r r a isi ng r<'\Tenue; an d by Mr. MorgOn the evening of Apt·il 15 19 1 0 . in t h e a n, in hi s cle: tn cu t · arguments. deliT"ered chapel of the Kea r n ey n orma l sch ool st r a ight fro m the shoulder. t h n t the inbuilding, the second a nn11 n l debate be- come tRx is unjust. n ot de::sirahle as a social reform, and und~mocra.tic; the dt·ci:'ion tween the two school s was held. T\lf' ,nl~C!II: i o n for di:-r n ...:.«i"""' "'""' "Re- h a d been given to Peru. At this point Mr. Gowin, who had soh·el ''ith saved part of his voice for a p ossible con' per tingency, broke fo r th, and .was ably ast io n ann• sisted by the other members of the squad, of 0 an d ga,ve tha t cla ssic yell beginning •·Hooa nd .M r a h," a nd ending with , ''Nebrasktt Norma l innW. p r.he 's a ll right." ·OWing Mr. D. Weber as a lterna t e, an d Professor egain, Beck who h a d assisted ·somewhat in ti v1 getting r eady fo r the debate, accompan ied min1' utes the debater!'. The form er acti ng as officiUte al time keeper, and th e latter presiding. first ta ~ The following acted as judges: Prof. tsioo Sp~ Fogg of the Univer si t y of Nebra ska, S upt . oing. Of 1 Taylor. of McCoo k , nnd Ju dge Thompson 'eru'' lt ofGrnnd Island. , and ha Following is t he brief of the ·debate: ras a as I (Pettit) ~ , wry 1. The features of . the tax prom',.~\ L'-' au ... "- -~"-'l&..l.o ... ..... . .- ..::~~"' "'"' '-· a fter vided fo r in the q uestion violate the the n o ise of conflict had died away, a nd -fundamental canons of taxation as origi,ntbejudges b d d s umm e d up the t:v ide n ce in a ll y given by Adam S mith. the c ase, it was found that the "fundaA. lt does not tax according to abilimental canons of t axation" s o logically

.The Peru..-Kea rney D eb ate.

presented by Mr. Pettit; a nd sht.wn by

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a. Feature o f grRduatio n docs not recognize ability. b. Can n ot be collected with Uniform success because of feature of prngn:::.!'io n. Assessme n t at source cnnnut h(• used in th is co u ntr y. ~elf asse!'smen t ha s fai led. Officia l ns~essm en t is i mpn1clicaI ble .• .B. The t ax is n•) t as conven ien t to collect a nd t o pay as t he t ari ff. II (Gowir.) 2. Our present system if modifiNI hy a n inher ita nce t~x w ould raise sufficient revenue t o meet all possible necessary expe ndit u res. A. T he inhe ritance t a x is con!'titu_ tiona!, is collectable, h as succeeded in the sta t es a nd w ill r aise a large a mount of r even ue. 3. An inco me tax is n ot a"' good fo r emergencies as o ur internal revenue taxes. 4: Our present t a ri ff sys te m is esse nti a lly j us t.

C. It fail""d in th<. United Suttcsrluring the Ci,·il w:tr . D. Th e ~· X JH.'r· i ~· n l'l' of Gn·nt Britain nnd the C i,· il w a 1· in.:um•· t :•x nppli .. s 111 tlrl' q uc!-tion . I n cln!-i ng n ·hutt:d the CJII<"~t i on w :1s !'ll summar· i ~l·rl ns to sh· '"' thn t thl' :dli r mnti vc h ad l<1ilc:d to show: tirsr l,v". ~.ny n ccrl for a rnoclili cn t ion of our n :\' l' l1 \1l' !'_Ystern : second ly. llrat t hl· in co me t n x wo nld bl' thl· hc:st me t hod qf m<:ding !'lll' h " ncerl h ad t hey !-hcnvn it to ex ist. As oppos• rl to this tht' nega ti\'l' had show n t h at t ht•rc wus no gn·at lll'l'd f01· n 1'n ndifil·n tion und th :rt nny min o r n et·ds th :u might ht; 11p· par<.·nt could h l· llH: l by ntlll·r llll'lhods f,tr m o re dc:-irahl<.· th :llr the income 1::1x.

Gn: n t credit is rlue M is~:.'Go!' h c~ _,!111d Professo r Ul'ck fo r· thes ucl·t·; ·s:E>f t ire :ic1nns · 1n debates th is \T<tl'. 'As ' caddie!' i\f

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5 . The m come t ax ca n no t be co). · lected h ence w1'll n o t raise revenue. 6. Because of inequali ties inevitably connected with its administr.ition it IS . • • . Very UnJUSt. 7. T he cor po ra tion excise tax h as met thr demand fo r re venue and used I . h h . a ong Wit. t e m beritanct! t ax wou ld secure t he des1 red reven ue reform a lo ng .,,1'th " a very desir able social r efo rm . 8. If o ur p resen t t a riff ha s sl igh t in eq u ali ties t hey sh o uld be rem ed ied by d irec t m odification a n d not indirectly by a n Income tax . 9. The income tax is u ndem ocr a ti c. A . I t is suited only to the neerls o f countries whose economic, social, and political conditions differ from those of t he United States.

B. In Great Britain it has fa iled i n spite offavorable conditions.

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II

Soci~ti~s

II

Everett. EDNA BARNES.

The followin g enter taining and instruct ive prog r a m w a s pres~nted to the society Apri l S: Piano Solo .................................... Maude Miller V<>cal Solo ........................... Esther Blankenship Vocal Trio ..................................... ........... .... .. Miss Kaffenberger, Miss C. Jones, Miss Muller 21st Century Paper ....................... Mr. Roberts Violin Duet.. ....... Messrs. Neilsen and Truckken Everett Gazette...........................] . D. McMillen Pia no Solo ................................. Ruth Cornwall

?R OF. C. F. DECK COACH OF THE PERU-KEARNEY BOYS' TEA~l

The

Per~- V[arrensberg D ebate.

Peru's dt:hate with the Warreusberg, Mo. State Normal this year goes to the latter place and the date i s Friday, May 13. 'T he ques tion for d e bate is, "Resolved that a ll cities in the United States should be _granted absolute m u nici pal home r ule." Peru has the negative of the ques tion, and her speakers are Messrs. Goldstein, C r ook, and Skinner. The ques tion for debate is a broa d and difficult one, but our boys are working on it li ke T r ojans-like tru e Ciceroneans, rather ,-and if bar d work , mental a c u teness, and determination work the charm t hey are' a lleged to accomplish, we may confidently expec:,t a royal debate and let u.s.l)ope, victory a l so . Professor Gregg is c~.a<;:~ing -th e t eam and w i ll probably acco~pany. t h em to Warrensberg.

Nea r ly a ll the members of the society h ave been present a t the Evere tt business m eetings for the p ast month which shows an in cr eased interest in this phase of our work. The members of the society are rejoicing over the fact that the piano ltas rece.ntly been tu n ed and is now in perfect condition. Still another improvement for the hall h as been decided up on, w hich will consist of a change from sixte~n candle power lights t o thirtv-two candle power, and a lso an addi tion of t wo o r three clusters of lights. Philomathean. LOUISE HERRIK.

The progra m for March 11, w a s an exceedingly interesting one, having for its t heme "The Eskimos." Miss Mears' t a lk w a s doubly interesting because of the personal experience a ttached to it. Song .. .. ........................................ Sam Brow nell Story, How the Robin got his Red Breast ...... Jaue Shambaugh Song ................................. ..... .... Eleanor House The Story of the Woodpecker............ Helen Fay Cornet Solo ...~ .............................. Mr. Clements


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Cu ~ tom~ oft h· Eskim o!' .. .... .......... .. .GraC<' Ell 's Ta lk o n Ala kn ....... ..... ...... ........ .. ... ;\ li s~ :\!ca rs Piano So lo ................. .......... .... ~1 a . gn·t Stc: t tcr

Th<· htautiful nnd gr;tcefull y dr:qJt·d C ltr·"vhich n" w ;~ d o t· n l'hil nmn thc:tn Hnll. c"nlrl nnt have he<·n more d f. ctivd y initintt·d th a n when they npen .. d t11 th e s "ciety , tht• roo m o f the hm:lw lo r in whi ::h he spent li n t·venin!! ofrt'Vl·ri e. The prng r:tm for t ha t evening. A1 •ril 8. wns : 1-: follow~: Sdt·C't ion ...... ...... .. ..................... :Vlnn· lolin Cluh Rearlins:r .. .. ........ ............ .. .. ........ . :\1ildrcd Rutlcr Vocal Duet ................. :\li sse ~ Hunt and P ulm cr Re\·cries of a Bachelor. The Bachelo r. Firs t Lov<>. School·Girl. College Girl. Summer Girl. Winter Girl. Widow. Spanish Da ncer. j a panese Girl. Society GirL "The" Girl.

II Our CltGb s Dra m a tic Club.

t:~in~

Athenian, FRANCES GILBERT.

On Saturday evening, April 9, a n interesting a nd a r o using cl ebate was held . It was_ a "free for all ' ' discussion, a nd each member was asked to take p ar t i n th e debating of the ques tion . which was "Resolved th a t tria l by jury bas o utlived its usefu lness." The ques t ion on " The Municipal Home Rule," which the Missouri s qu ad w ill debate upo n , was discussed in our society, Saturday, March 19. Mr. Skinner ann Mr. Golds tein of the Missou ri squad were present , a nd as our n ega tive deba t e rs were a b!'ent, they were asked to make a few remarks o n the ques tio n, which were very much enjoyed by the society. On Saturday evening, May 7 the open . (' sesston program of the joint societies will be g i ven. This entertainment will be a . s h owing o f the work done by the two s ocieties during t~e ye~r. Every b o dy c o m e!

II

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!'TE I'H ENS.

The Dram :• tic C lub ha~ done vcrv dRcic n t worl; thi s yeilr, e:1c h prog t·a m e being ' c ~ pt·c i a lly unique :tnd inttTc~t in g . 1 O n March 2. " The Thn·e ClwuHetl rs" wa s prc~l·n tc d to tht:: club ancl i t s frie nd~. ft was a grca t sul'cess a nd a ll tak i ng part ' d ese r ve s pt·cia l m e nti o n . Espt"cially Mi~s Gcnei vc Fo rd w h o plctyt·d the part of ,Melind a I-'ike, a bac k w oods cv utttry g irl.

Twelfth Night. Th is beautifu l S h a l<cspe a rian c o~edy presented by th e flramat ic cl1tb M0nd ay eve nin g. Apr il 18, in a m:.lnn er which, fo r true merit a nd excell e n ce o f p r esc iltation, is seld o m equ a lle d e Ye n on th e profes~i on<t l s tage. To the n ovice the plays nf S h a ke ~pea re m ay see m co mp a rati vely easy t o r e nd er bel'au se of the con tinuou's motion and puri ty o f the Engl ish but t o the initi a t e d n othin g in the r ealm o f ac tin g is so difficult a nd exac ting. Th(I5C who witn essed .the perfo rm a nce Monday evening h ad a n opportunity to hea r some lines pc t·fectly r e ndered ; to see some c haracters live th ei r p a rts. And here seems to be the key t o th e remarkab le success of the undertaking; the member~ o f the Ciist were so well tra ined in th eir parts th a t th e h rib~ itua l awkwardness u s ually ~een in a n a mateur p e rfo rm a nce w as st rikingly ab~ent, and the player s rea d the ir line!! with int~l­ lige nce and an excepti onal degree of freedom. In considering the individual members the first in impo rtance a re thnse who fille.d the minor parts in th e writers estimatio~, because th~y were well fill e d and gave the stars the suppo rt so n ecessary for the, success of the p lay. Ward McDowell as Sebastian was free in m a nn er ., and clear.. in wa~


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speech ; L e \· ·is Co:olc.: :\ S F a hi n n m:1dc some thin g o ut of :l \' lTY !;'tn:tll p •trt; ( lrville Stephe u s rlirl c n ·clit t o a part d o uble hi,; yea rs; F r e rl Ehc..-rt . lk n Jones, H arol rl Stephen s, a n rl E\·c.:n•tt \ Vibnn. as \" ul ~·n­ tine, Curi o, Sea Cnptain . <tnd Pric:st rcspectivc.:ly . clirt sn n .c..· \'c..·ry l' Xn' llcnt wo rk: Mari a as cnactecl l) y Upa l Ric..·c.: w ::~s a ge nuine Ji\·e ~~· rv ;~ nt, win:- o mc, witty n n d alive tn the s i tuatinn: On·n Lincoln 111 th e role ·of .VI a l vo li o c.:xh ihi t c.:d :1 spur k of T <'l:l l gen iu s u p on t h e..· r ecei pt of t h e a n o nymous letter: Arc h 1-l o-<tc..-r m Hn se~.· mc..·rl pc..·rf<'c tly a t lio m e :•s the..· ri d1. i cl lt·. p Ampt're d S:r And ;ew; Fn·d (-{,,r,.; t as ir rolw iu the drunk scc.:ne would IHt\' 1.' rn nk ecl wc..·ll with W~:~lker Whites id e m 01'1\'id Garric k ; Ra lph 0 · j Rds o n rliu him sc..· lf crNlit in t he diffi cu!'t part. o f Un; ino·. \\'h a t he.: l:tc kt:d in stea m ..vas m ade up in bea r ing and ap-

lngg-ing a nd a h va)·s a rtistic. It is d ouht-· ful wh ether OliYia was t:ver pi a) •erl in a college perform a nce in a more graceful a nd finish~ d m an ne r th a n as seen April 18,

VESTA DOUGLAS AS O LIVIA

.with Vesta Douglas in ·the role. Her vat:ious moo !s were· portrayed with a great degre: o f nice ty . Her bearing was queenly and dignified ,and her interprct·ation.was all tlut t could be desired . . Mildred Aut lt:r is en titled to a-ll of the honors a nd ~:o mp'.iments which sht: h as .received upon her portrayel of the. p a rt of V.i ola. She ,t>xhibited n high quality of dr.a m a tic power, was free in her acti11g a nd alwa~s !'eem~d to have .rt:.serve. force . The part was not o verd one, in fac t the in~ibito r.y qu a lity w1-1s present here .as in pnwtic ull y. all oi' the o ther p a rts. Miltqn Blanl<enshif.l a nd Phil Rouse were t y pica l llllLDR E O DU'l'LER AS VIOLA p ages of the Shakespearian time!'. Tht: ,. .. :, , p erf01:mHnce .was unquesti on ably a !iucce!'s peaTflpce . . J . .B . . S l<.lat as. the. cl9wn did fr.om eyer~ standpoint and . w a~ a ,credit ~r:o,bahly t\:l!" .clcver e.s t .bit 9 f ~ctin g in : th.e . <1ntire p~rfo,rm a.Qc ~ . . 1he f< ~ol's p ar,t.. yv.a~, n o t onl:Y t~ the Dra m a tic Club . a nd Mr~. Net tlt'ton, who, a s director, was responsipla yed to a fini ::< h , n o t overd o ne, bnt n~ver • •

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ble for the entire productio n, but to the entire school. Agriculture, G. E. HEACOCK.

The new school garden is loC'a ted straight south of the Chapel a nd b a ck of t'1e "Hill" store.In m a rking off and m easuring the land it was found to h ave the s~me shape, direc tio ns and slope as the state of-Nebras ka. A gra in and seen corn gra der has been kindly I·o ancd to the school , fur experiment 11 purposes, by the -Knoxall M an ufac turing Co. of Seward, Nebras ka. DuritJg die past ·two months Professo r Weeks lias tested corn fo r about thirty farmers around Peru. The cla sses in Agriculture are now testing alfa lfa seed. . .. The department h as put up a device which exc~llen tly illustrates the effect of watt~' in 'soil erosion, transportati o n and deposition. · This ca n 'he· seen in front of Agriculture· H a ll and may be put up cheaply in s'cbool s· n o t so well located as Pe~u for the s tudy of suc!1 phenonena.

wh e re tw o k ernels gre w w ea ldy. M r . J . D Graves . secretary o f the Eastern Nemah a C o unty F o rm ers' In s t it ute, wi t h the, coope rati o n o f Pro fesso r Week s has o rgani zed auxiliaries t o the ce ntra l orga nization in a ll o f the sc h ool hou ses around Peru . These au xilia ri es m ee t o nce in two weeks and d isc uss ng t·ic ul t urc t opics. Mr. Graves, M r. Wee k s a nd Miss Allingham h a ve g o n e th e co mplete r ou nrl o f these m eetings during t he past months, Mr Gra ves talking o rga niza ti o n, M r . Weeks d emonstra ting seed corn stud y a n d Miss Alling h a m, o f the domes tic science depa rtment, t a lking h o me eco n o mics. The average at t end ance o f t h ese sc ho o l house meetin gs have been sev e nty-five .

II Chas.

Cb~

Jllumeti II

S. Jones '93 and E. E. Lackey '04 Alumni Trustees.

Aside fro m t he pre siden~, v ice-president and secretary-treasu r er , our a lumni a ssociation bas upo n its executive c,ommittee two trustees. Supt. Ch as. S . .Jones, '9::3, The co-opera ti v~ seed corn t est in a ugu- of Ord and Sup_t. E. E. Lackey .. '04, of_Sy~-~ rated by Professor Weeks proved to· he a acuse were c h ose_n at the ann ua~ b.u siness remarkable success. The Agricult u te meeting last November t o ac t as these building was crowded every Saturday af- g uardians of o ur official fam ily. ternoon -When the t es t boxes were opened Supt. Chas . S. Jon es, was· · raised on n showing the farmers the test on their corn· fa rm nea r · Humboldt. H e t a ught in the which they then picked from the rack ac- rura l schools fo r a time previous to entercording to the r esults of the tes t. Each Ing the normal from which he graduated fa rmer was p ermitted to bring in one in 1 8 93. Upon graduation from the n orbushd to be tested and was given a writ- m a l, he went into the Auburn school sys-. ten record of bow each of four kernels . on tern wh ere h e s~rved successively as assisteTery ea r grew. The poorest co:-n tested ant ·principa l, principal of the hig h school, germinated thir ty six per cent, while the a n d superint ende nt. Fro m . Auburn he best grew ninety per cent. The corn that was called to the faculty of Co t ner Univertested eighty and ninety per cent w as sity where be worked a num her of years. husked ea rly and well h oused . Corn Later he again entered public ~chool as husked after the first rea l cold timt" la st superintendent of Crawford schools. fall tested a nywhere from thirty six to six- Here be wus eminently successful in build- · ty per cent good. All ears wer e thrown . ing up a well organ ized syst~m . From out in which one kernel did not grow or Crawford he was called to Clarks from ·

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which pl ace lw co m e to Ord to bt'~o:o mc the successor o f E u gt'm: H owe, '99. Supt. E. E. LaciH:y w ~ts n ot o nly b o rn on a farm but in a lo g cnhin. nca r Bl nnc h a rd, Ohio. H e n :cc:ivcd hi s ca dy sc h ooling in the Buckeye s tn t~·. in th e O m n h n ~)'~tern And at \\' cstc.:t· n . K,·h . ~upt . Lac key. ns did Supt J• 1nc.:s . tnug!1t :1 number o f ,\'l'llrs in the rural ~c l wo l s bt:fo n.: co ming t o Peru. Upon gmrlunti o u fr o m the n o rm a l in 19 04 be waw clcctcrl t o the ~upc.:rintcnrlcn cy o f the Blue Spring s ~e lw o l s "' · hi c h po~iti<lll he held for tw o years . In 1906 he w ill' ca lled to superintend th e Syrac u s e sch ools n nd bas continued in t !1nt p O!<ition s ince H e will be r emembcrc cl by many o f o ur al unni as treasurer o f the ass ocia ti o n in the yt>ar 1 907-'08.

From the Field. Miss Edna Oeach, '08, h as had c harge o f the primary w o rk at Fnirmont the p ast year and has g iven the best of s atis fn etion. Grace M . John son, '01, w ho h as the fifth Rnd sixth grades a t Kimball. h as p r oven a great success. ~ h e is now on h er sixth yt>ar of ser vice at that place. Mi ss Martha King. '08, wh o hns the prim a ry work in th a t s ys tem o f sch ools is d o ing very satisfactory work . C. A. Otrad o vee, '06, superintenden t of the Platte Center schools has a n entire corps of Peru n orm a l teachers. All h ave l>een reelected fo r the coming year. Otradovec a lways did show a p a rtiallity t oward the n o rm a l t>xcept whe n be selected his wife.

J. H . Williams, '08, principal of Bro ken Bow high school, is making a record for himself. He h as been reelected for another year at a $ 1 80 incr ease in salary and is alao one o f the Juni o r Normal summe.· school faculty for Broken Bow. E. L. T ay lor, •o7, principal of the Be thany schoo ls for the past year, was reelected

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fo r n t hird :yea r but resign ed in order to to kc up o utd oo r w o rk fo r a time. It is r eported that ~iss Fern Bradburv, '09, wh o h as bad the firs t primary a t B .tncroft the pas t year expects to take a sl'ho ol of one sc ho lar next. Here's wishillg her as mu ch s uccess in that school as she h Ks nchie,·ed in t he Ba ncroft system . L . A. Quivey . '93, s uperintendent of the Coznd schools for the past three years, h ns been acc-orded a una nimous reelec tion n t a sala ry of$ 1200 fo r the co ming year.

F . E. M o rro w , '90, superintendent of Centrnl City, Glen D. Jenkins, '09, principnl of the high school and Miss Cnpitola Cnmpbell , · o~ . of the high school corps, hn Yc nll been reelec-ted with good substantial increases in salary. Superin tendent E. W. M arce11 us, ' 05. h as made good at Crete. His unanimous reelectio n , the la rge increa se in the salaries of hi s teachers secured for another year . together with the a dditiomd l·quippment fo r th e growing domestic science wor~ of the sch ools, a ll con tribute to as!'ure his friends that the Crete system is alive under bis s uper\'isioo. Miss M a d,ee Kay, ' 05, who graduated fro m the Chica go University last spring, '09, is n o w ins tructor in mathematics in the Kansas Agricultural College at Manh attan, Kan s. Miss Flo rence Faircbild , '04, w as called to her home in Peru the la st of March by the serious illness of her mother. Miss Fairchild has been teaching in Randall, Kans as t he p as t year . . · Ellis E . Good, '87, cashier o f the Citizen s ' Si:ate Bank of P eru, has rect>ntly made several investments in Peru real cs· tate. among th~m being an interest in the P eru Canning F a ctory and the purchase of the brick building just to the s outh of the bank.


THE NO R MA LI TE M~: Alber t L. Gash, '07, find l\1 iss Al ta Strong '05. were marrieci ::t t th e brid e' s home in Yuma , Co lo . o n !\!larc h 1 2. Th t·y will tna·ke lth eir h·o me ' in· Ch~ ppel ," Ne br . wh ere Mr. GHs"h is j:>rin ~i pa l 'of th t= sch ool ~. j

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t"ecent meeting o f th e Crete b oa rd ~;f ·.-d~~a tion the follo wi;, g rl'r~ . alu~~.i w e r~ r~e) ec,t ed at incre::t~e in Sl.i Ia ri<:s; P a tdine Kubicek , '09 , primary; L o uise Scg<:lk e, ·•og, eighth grade; Ad a E. Co rbitt , '0 5, principal o'f the hi~h scho ol. ::t

Forres t Hoda ba ugh '04, wh o h as b een working for s o me time in, the S a nt a Fe ca r !i hops at ~ansas City w as sdected as o ne of the engineers .to tryo ut one o f tbc Santa Fe's l.a rge .mount~ in engines . _ '· Among tl'i e' va ri o us a lumni t o ,·isit Peru during' tbeir !ipring v a ca tio n were; Bu r tis Kennedy, '09, now at Fa irbury~ Earl Meyer, '09, . ward principal a t Fairbu.r y; Effie . Abbot, '!12, Wesleyan University; · Bessie Bedell '06 , and Marguerite. Feddie, '07, botl) o f Bens on, and .·Ethel Kennedy , '.04, of 1~~a~ a h.

Prin l'ip a l J F. H t·ndricks . ' 09 , a nd As P ri nc i p:d Vesta Li vd v. '09., a t Da w so n h a ve hc<:n nsk e cl to co n~inu c t lwir goo d w () rk for An ot he r ye~ r. Da w!lon ::tn d co m m unit y is g reatl y pl eased ~vitb th e w o r k o f its sc h oo l syst1·m this yea r . ,· ~ i ~t:. n t

S upt L. R . Hill, '0 7, o f Hri d)!e p or t is the t l· k c t o f th e No n h Pi a tt'! Va lley I C<l c her 's Assoc ia ti o n o,.v hi c h met at Bridgepo r t thi s yea r . Tha t seem s t o be ~ w id e awa k e o rg::t ni ?.atio n nnd i ts selection o f S u p t. Hill fo r it s execu ti \'C ts e vid ence that it expN t -; to r e m a in so . p r c~ id cn

Commencement Week P.rogram Th e g enera l pt·ngram an d cale nd a r fo r co mmencem e nt w ee k is n o w being printed an d will b e o ut b y the t e nth of May. F o ll o wing we g ive th e cale~d~r for.. the w eek : Tues day, Moy ~"" ,

8:00 p. m.-Ever e tt Socie t y O pen S ess i o n . "The F r.,s hm a n . " W"edne•dny, Mny

Principa l Walter Harpster, '09, of Ge: noa has bt=en complimented by a reelectio·n for an other year with a one hundred thirty five dollar r aise in his salary. Principal H a rpster bas certainly been doing things to be rewarded so substa ntially..

The Peru alumni were cert~inly well represented upon the Southeastern Nebra ska Educational Association prog-ram . . There being ·~upt. J, A. .Wpodard , :07, of Havelock; P~of. W. N. Delzell, '94, Per,u Nor~al; President J. W. Cra btree,, '87, .of. Peru Nqr-mal; Prof. N, A. Bengston, '02, .Uni . of .Ne~ braska; Supt . .E. W. ~ arc~llus, '05, _. of Crete; Prof. M. C. Lefler, ·'.09,:of.Peru .N.orm~.

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Miss Edith Catchpole; '07, Ana· Macie Va'rner, '07, ·bav«> ·ho'tb ' been red'e cted at Sterling for the coming year. Miss Varner oas t~e kindergarten work ·and Miss 9atchpole the first primary.

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Jn the second game t")f the inter class schedule, the Junior girls overwh~lming}y defea ted the Fresl!man girls by the' score of 4-2-1. The g a me with both sides coQfi:dent of victory but the susp~nse of th.e spectators w a s not of long duration for in the fir!'t t\~o minutes of play the . Junior g irls ~hot a goa l nod the balloon ~nt up. At no time "' a s the Junior goal in dang~ er excep ~ 01~ . a few free goals 1 th.~n the only Fres hman counter of the game happeneq to drop t.h.;u the goal after a careless hea ve at the counting board. After thi!? there was Rbs~lutely nothing doing for the under cl a.~ smen . It ~as plainly n.o ticeable th a t the Juniors hopelessly out~ classed their 9pponents. Brunsden · an4 For~vthe the Junior forward~ an!i Hanks capt~ in elect. ot the '11 varsity were ea~il~ fhe stars of the e,v ening. ~n short the g a me was won by · the Juniors .. Fi~al score J uni~ir~ 42 Fre.s'h man 1. Junior ' · . Fre.shma~ Forsythe .. . : .......: ........ f .................... Hallet Brunsden ..:.: ............... F ............ ~ ....... Stotts . - ' .. Ald . Jennings ..................... C ............... . ... erson Hunks.-: ....... :. .'.......... G ....................... M~Ile~ vVright ..................... G................ ... Deuble~ . . :... .

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Juruor. . Seruor. The Junior boys went down t o defeat at the. hands of the Senior huskies, one evening n ot long ago, (ask a Senior?) The de~ feat was a clear case of overconfidence- on the part oftheJ~niors Hnd the fact tha~ the Seniors took the lea d early ·in. the game caused the '11 men to loose courage and play like little wooden m~n might play, had the ability "to· ·bark and jump watermelon fences ." The game was exc~edingly rough and at times simplT coarse both teams playing a brand of ball that any' collegiate quinteet would ·he


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ashamed· to diRpl ay h oweve r as <•II off~·nc.l­ equally, in the eyes of th e o ffi cialR, t h ey were a llowed to con tinue occasio nally in flicting a penalty t o r elieve th e m o n oto n y . The o utco me was so disas tcro us t o the a nticipated res ults o f the Juni o rs th at we s ha ll refrain fro m mentioning, m o re than necessa ry , th is !'adly mixed ex hibition o f basketball, pingpong and prizefi g h ting. Those deserving especial mention for clean playing were Gow in, Clemens, Esscrt a nd S<'hot't . Final score Sen io rs ~3-J uni o rs 1 3. Line up Seqiors Schott ............ .......... F .......... ............ E ssert McDo'weil. ..... : .......... F .... ....... ....... S t e vens Jennings ....... ............ C .... Cle mens-Gilm o re Neilsen, !L ....... :....... G........Gilm o re-Go win Stoddard ...:.: .. ..... ..... G...... : ............ Gel wic k ~d

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~he fipa·l · game fGr the p enn a nt was played J';u~.sday ev~J:!ing April 5 betwee n the' Ju nior an.d Senior girls , t h e Juniors winning by .t he ,score of 17 to 5. Al t h o the score was. very un ~qu ~l the g~me w a s fast a nd furiqus. The.J uniors. l;>roke in to the scoring column first a n d were never ' ' headed." Only by the stellar work of King were the Juniors able to m a i1.tain the lead . Tim e after time s he broke up plays th.a t seemed almost s ure counter s. Thi.s ga me like the b oys game resembled v~ry much a prizefig pt o r even a t times a circus ring where variou s difficult gymnastic fea t s w ere undertaken in fact at times it seemed as if more attention w as g ive n to these acrol;>~tic stu9ts a nd to t h e audien.c e than to playing J?asketball. Alth o this defee,t brings . much sa dness t o the Sen,io rs the Juni.or-Senior contests fo r the J~.a r are an evep break. Final score J uniors 17-Se~iora Line up Junior Senior Hanks ....................... G .................. .. .. . Boer King ...... ................... .G ...... ............. Gil bert Jenning1 ... ... ....... .'..: .... C ................. . Phillips Brunllden·... : .. : .. .... .... ~ .F .... : .....:: .... Haeffelin F orsy the ...... .:··-- ........ F ....... .. .. Blankens hip

The first gn m c o f the local b ase b a ll sc h cd ulr: w as p layed with Sanders' Brow n\'il le "Adu lts. " Th P. gnme was rather Ji gt Jess a nd mon o t o nou s from the vcr_v beginnin g. The No rmal boy s hopped up o n th e d l'l ivcry o f the Bn) woville ddive r y as if it were mere c hild s pln,v. Three pitc h e r s wl're sen t t o the woods finall y M a n ager Sa nd e r s pu l k·d in an o ut fielder t o stop th e s lnug ht e r. T h e s laughter s topped but t h e num ber o f bats s tru ck w as m an·el o us. Gi l more r o tated fo r t he No rm a l th e firs t three ro unds a llowing b ut o ne hi t. Steven s s ucceeded Bill a nd h el d t he s l uggers to tw o Sfl fe swats but unfo rtun a tely t h ese swats were t!:ixed w ith err ors which a Jl owed a l one cou nter t o s nea k ac r oss th e pan Ga rey tossed the las t t hree final r o und s w ith o ut allowing fl hit. Manager S an ders bas a good bunc h o f ba ll pl ayer s bu t wi ll need so me little time to whip them into s h ape. Fina l score Peru 21-Brownville 1. The a nnu a l bas k etball receptio n, in booor o f the varsit y p layers , wn s h eld on the evening o f April1 6. •·As o n a blea k December e vening' ' were hurriedly m ak ing th eir w ay where the w ar mpth o f t h e spaci o u s gy mnasium in v iting ly welcomed them. A s h o rt but uniqu e prog r a m wa~ rend ered in which th e various at hletes rcspondcd in a few w itty wt> ll c h usen w ords. The t r ading o f val uable packages was the leatling feat ure o f th e e ve n ing, whi ch many, to th ei r self sa·tis factio n . pri zed very high ly and after indulging in strenu ous games of v a rious kinrl s a grand ' marcp was s tru ck up winding up at the r efres hm ent bo o th, closing the evenings entert a in ment. M ana ger Burns brought his Mink leaguers from Nebraska City to try th e m etal of the Coach Scotts pupils a n d incidenta.lly to take the game back w ith them. Theoretically the Minks ba ve a good buncH and with ·such men on the club r cister",iil1


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Miller, Whitcomb of Bcatrict>, Rector . Chnpmnn beside the pick of the old N~:hraska City lcnguc th e re is no rt>ason why Burns s houldn 't put o ut a winning team. Stcn·n s r o tn t ed for Peru, and hclrl the lcagucn: to three safe s w ats fo r the sum totnl o f the1r efforts. \ hile Peru cl o uted th e h orst.>hide eigh t time!' ofT the delivery o f" ll o bhy'' Miller! The feature of t he game wa s the o ne hanrled .:ntc h o f l{cctors 0 y by Gchvick in ceo ter field. I he game wa~ called at the end of the !'ixth inning t o ullow the Minks to catch the train . Final !'core P e ru 5, Neb r aska Citv 4.

II Witb tb~ f:lass~s II Trainers, ETHEL WOODS .

Since Yacatiun Ruth Durham of Omaha has been teaching in Kent ucky: Marguerite Berger informs us that Wilhelmine I<!och is t eaching near Benson, Nebrask a. The Trainers enjoyed the r eadings recently given by Mrs. Net tleton a t their eeparate ch apel exercises. Eugenia M oore , Lilian Volk and Ruth Durha m arc tra iners who contributed to th e pleas ure of our cha pel exercises this month. M ost of the Trainers spent vacation at h ome a nd som e acquired new ideas fo r t eaching by visiting oth er schools. Louise S£'lig man is a nother Trainer · who has taken up the work of teaching. We wish these success in their work. Senior. ELIZADETH CU RRY.

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h oovc us to make the m os t of these few precio us days? Let e\"ery duty done reflec t the bc,;t that is within us; let no t our interes t and enthusiasm in work wane for o ne moment . We are pro ud that we a re fell o w class men, a re we not still pro uder that we are fellow Peruvians? Th~:n for the snkc o f our Alma Mater. we will put fort h our very best effort~; we will do only t hin gs worth while. The class play is well und er way, the cr s · e of characters bas been chosen, a.n d all are workin g to make "When Knighthood Was in Flower" a complete success. The fo llowing seniors. have been pl~ce~ thus far in schoo ls: Clarey Nielson, pnnctp al, Roseland; Alex Stoddard, Newma n; Gro,·e Henry Niels.o n, Minden ; Winona Pro per, Lincoln; Cora Schwenker, Lincoln; Gordon Beck, Wahoo; Sarah Canfield, Sterling: Viva Kinney, Blue Springs; fium~r Wrightsma n, Douglas, Wyoming; Gertrude E l y, Kimbt~.ll; Elizabeth Curry, Lincoln; Hettie· H enke, Superior: Vivian Young, Broken Bow; Emtna \~ilkin.s, Greenwood· Lo la Hunter, Guide R ock; Ltlian Carlso~. South Omaha; Helen Heacock , David City; Marie Krumbach, Shelbv; Bessie Gaskill, Broken Bow; Esther Ra a be, Stanton: Inez Wachtel, Bla nchard, Iowa ; Mayme Higgin!'on, Do ug las; F rances Hales, Omaha; Leah McElhiney, Douglas, Wyo ming; Lena J ackson, David City; Ethel Ba llance, Sooth Omaha; Winifred Perkins, Omaha ; Delia Tartsch, Omaha; Flossie Morrill, C reighton; Edna Riacker, Crawford; D. H. Weber. principal, Shubert; Inez Eaton, Weeping Water; Irene Tyler, Auburn; Opal Rice, Sterling; August a McGrew, Beaver Cros_!ling; Nona P a lmer, Beaver Crossing; Victor Truk.ken, principal of ward, Fairbury; Jacob Schott, principal of w a rd, F a irbury; Frank Jennings, ward principal, Fairbury. It was an unpleasant surprise to learn that Miss Mary Ellenberger, our class secretary was obliged to leave school juat be-


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fore the spring vacation o n ~ccou nt of h er health . Re p orts tell us that sh e is Jm provi.ng, and we ex pect her r etu rn at commencement. Junior.

E ug ie Reed o n e o t o ur class m e m be rs'· clro piJed out o f sc h ool a nd has gone to Kan sas .

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c. G. MOuL·rol'\. Miss Stuckey enjoyed a visit fro m h er sister and ~ friend, Miss Yea~t of Omaha. Professor G.regg exhibits some of his fa vorite patent medicine, ''Perun a," t o his physiology class. They all tak e a s mell. · Several juniors h ave sign ed up fo r jt.nior c~rtifica tes. Some already h ave th eir co ntracts ~igoed. Amo.og th ose who h ave secured places are Mr. Morgan, principal of one of t}:le w a rn sch ools. Lincoln . Mr. Clements, th<: seventh and eighth g rades. El.wood. a1_1d C. J. .Skinner, principa l high sc}lool, Berlin. That Juniors are debat ors bas just been de.m onstraterl by th e r ecent . debates. E ach of the three squad s having two jun iors and one senior. A record-breal{'!r fo r the junior cla ss.

Freshmen Notes, ROLAND W ICKHAM.

A class party was g i_ven March 12, in Everett ball. Nearly every member was present ~nd one o f the J?OSt d elightful times of the year ·was the result. Games a nd othet; amu~e-ments were . · enj oyed. Cake a nd ice cream were ser ved for s upper. Tn due. time the party broke up with every one decl a rin g th ey had spent a very pleasant evening. The committee is. to be congratula ted· upo n the m a~ n~r. . in which· t he party was conduc ted .

The class basket b a ll gam es are over'' and we are not champions but we feel ~1mostas proud asifwe were"cha mps.'' The boys played a good gaJlle and we Rr.e certainly proud of our captain Basil Sims. Professor Cornell gave so me very inte r_; esting readings a·t class· m eeting Aptil'6 : · :t

Newest wash neckt ies at Gngco heim 's. M iss Laura H n lli dny. ' 11 h ns been ill at her h o me for sever a l cl a ys. S n appy , sty li !' h furnishing good s at GugeJ? heim Co., Neb 1·as l< ~ C i t~' · Nt-b rask a.. Su p erintend e n t R obert E lli ott of the Broken Bow sc h ools \'is i ted Pe ru r ecen tly,. in sea r~ h of several teachcn• fo r wor..k in the grades in his schools. lVI 1·s. C. F. · Beck and two litt-le daugh: ters. C la r a a nd Row,·na . recentl y spen t a week in Linco ln v isi ting fl'ienrl s . Whi le there Mrs. B :c k enjoyt:d a visi t fr•1m Gordon, who h a d a s h ort vacati o n fr o m his work at Wah oo .

Professo r C. R. Weeks,· P1·ofcssor C. F. Beck, L. W . Redfern, Russ ell Whitfield ,: Ralph J a cl< so n. a nd A. C. Kuen ning at •. ·tended the . sta t e Conservation m ee ting h eld in Lincoln , April 5. Professo r Wet>k!\. went from Linco ln .. t~t B_e a t rice t o a~t.end , the Sou t heas t Teach ers' Associ a tion . ·'

The r a i lwav track which h as .c a used . so mu c h trouble bet~een Peru and ~e~raska City is a gain in use a nd tra ins are ru.nn i~g, thru to t h e City without t ran s ferring . A new steel bridge h as tal{en the plac'e o f the . . . I old wooden bridge, across the drainage· ditch. This is a mu c h better arni n g~'irfent' tha tf bef<:>'re ·an d \viii lessen the fi keli ho11d o f further trouble at t his poitlt .' ··:.:l -: 1' !>J : I

Str a w hats..:....of · cou t·se:_~e;ll fi·~a thl right ones a t G ugenheim's, Nebr~ska City.

Last Number of Lecture Course, Ap ril 9, the Troubado ur Conc.e rt Camp-

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THE NO RM ALITE ed h n u o.:c and frnm the first numbt'r. demo ns tnt tl·d tiH:ir· nbili t v as enterta iner s. Th e on: h l·:<tra nunt bl·rs were well n:c:c:i\·cd ;;tnd the h :tt-pi :<t wa!' g ivc:n ,·cr y e nthus iasti c Hp p lnusl·, h is pl•t·formn n cc bring ing o ut th e: h c::ttllifu l tnn e qualit ies of th e harp. T he Ll·Ctu c.: Co ut-sc: l'n mmittet> very genero us ly d o n :.ttl·d a ll rc:n·q.>ts t o th<' pin n a fund, a suflic: i ~:11t tlln n urtt bein g clea red to co,·cr th e: halan c:c d11c.: 0 11 the n e w gran d piano in the c.: h:q .w l.

Dr. Aylsworth o f Colorado on ''Judge Lind" sey and th~ Juvenile Courts." One o f th e h est intellec tual feas t s o f the y c.:a r w a!' furni!'hed l ·y Dr. Aylsw o rth of Co lora rlo, a !ipeakt'r o f thl· National S uffern g c A!isociatinn , wh o spo ke in the chap· el M o nda y. April 11. His s ubjc:c t was "Juclgc Linrl sc.:y a nd the Juve nile C n ur t." In the co urse o f the lec ture he ga ,·c m n ny t h ri:Jing ill u s tra ti o n s n t the fine judg ment Judge L i nd sey displays in man.t gi ng the ''bad'' boys o f De n ver. H e also n·counted the stirri ng events of t he last De nve r city election a nd s h owed h ow powerfully woman ·!; infl uence has aided in fighting the forces o f m[tchin e politics in Denve r and t h e state. The a uclic nce w as th oroly a ppreciati ve a nd asi<cd many in teres ting questions rega rding suffruge in Colontd o which were UQi y a nd pleasantl y a nswered by tht' speaker of the evening. Our local s uffrage s o ciety de!'erves much credit for the: manage-me nt o f the a ffair.

Annual Art Exhibit. The annua l a r t ex hibit. under the auspices of the W o man'!i Fortnightly Art C lub was h eld in Music and Expression ha ll April 6-9. This exhibit wa!' the la rges t, the most v a ried, a nd m os t h elpful of any evt-r h eld in Peru. The 'first evening Dr. H o use ga v e a very able lecture o n the ''Relat iOti of Art to Literat ure." The H o ly Grail seric:s o f pictures was given a n excellent interpretation o n Thurs day evening by M.isR Esther C lark. There were ma ny

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other s penkcrs a t different t imes during the ex hibit on ya ri o us pictures and some v ery bea utiful specia l music was prepared as an additio nal factor in helping in terpret the pictures. The annual art exhibit performs a twofold missio n; it n o t o nly broadens and e nriches our knowledge of a rt but the proceed s ure used to adorn and bea utify our own school buildings ~vhich gives us t he o ppo rtunity of having io our midst consta ntly copies of the g r eat mast erpi eces. The student who thinks himself too busy to take a d vantage o f ~uch a sph: n did opportunit y to kn ow a nd study pic tures with the help o f so m a ny o f our fac ulty members who ha\•e seen the origina ls o f mo st o f the great m as terpieces, is rlepriving himself o f o ne of the: best chances fo r cu ltu ral d evelop ment t he school affo rd s.

The Glee Club at Auburn. The Glee Club went t o Auburn by team on th e a ftern oon o f March 15. The club was accompa nied by se,-er a l enthu sias tic y o ung co uples wh o like music a nd a good time. The h ack left sho rtly before noon w ith a load o f bo ys a nd a four horse tea m . The afo r e me ntioned young couples passed U!i at inte rva ls, the hays looki ng str a ig ht ahead-very unconscious of our existence a nn mu ch absorbed in holding the r eins. a nd t he g irls manifesting a la dylike interes t in h o w we t oo k their appearance by the slig h test p ossible turning o f spring b a t s a nd ru s tle o f mili ta ry cloa ks. Our party w as enterta ined very kindly at the Avenue h o tel. At fo ur o 'clock th e club visited the hig h schoo l a nd sang to as appreciative and well behaved a ga thering o f yo ung people a s we have ever met. We imbibed a very favorab le impression of t he a rlministration o f the Auburn teaching fo rce. Miss Bla nk en ship and Miss L a rimer w e n: o n ha nd fro m Lincoln a nd assist ed tile club in the evening concert in th eir us-


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The Summer School. An other summer' !'chool w ill l'oon be upon us. The !less io n of the :-.lo rm a l sc h oo l brings t oge th er former s turl c::n ts , w h o have bt:cn engagcrl in putting in to p r nct icc the t heories and principles gathered her e; teachers who, by actual test ha vc fo und themselves in nt:ed of more profcssio nnl not to say academic equipment ; t ogether with those who desirt> to enter the pro fession of teaching for the first time. After one b;>s spent nine m o nths o f carnest, pains t a king effort in tra ining boys and girls fo r the duties of life, a seaso n o f rest and r re n ·a ti o rds necessary in order to prepa re fur the next yea r 's work. But, fo r th e ave rage teacher, a b solute r est is out o f th e question. The dem a nds are so exacting,-aod are becoming m o re so a s time move11 on,-that most teachers find it necessary, in o rder to keep pace with the onward m ovement. to employ at least a part of vFtcatioo in some so rt o f prepara tion. When pleasure can be combine d · with work, and the much needed rest secured at

t h ~· .. ~me t imt·, :1 c onditio n cx i ~ll' which is in rkcd in \' i ling . Thc..:umm.r· ,~..·ho.,J at f\ ·r u ofTcrs this opp.,rtun ity . :-.=t::t rly all of thr rtgu lur nwt nh~..·r~ o f the faculry will he ut th~·ir l' n"l~ of duty . to in ~p ir e ;tttl·n rlant s with loft\' icl ~·; tb, and <~t th e sarnt: tirnc ht·lp th l· r~l to a c quir·e ed u c :t tinn neccl'Sn t·y for th~·ir w o rl< in the schoo l r oo m. Th e clns~ie ha lb of o ld Peru will reso und with the hotstl'ps of ht~ndrcds us tla·y po~~ frorn r oo m tn r oo m fo r· the \'nrio us c lnssl·s . Th e ~p: t c iou~ c:• rn pu . . s h ndt>d by the grand o ld o:tl<s which nllture h ns besto wed with s uc h hn·ish hand. will be dotted with m n ny grou p!> of e arnes t students pursui ng their n1r io n s !'t11rlics, o r t ak ing qu iet rest a nd rc:1 l r<.>cre:tt io n un d er the m o~ t hdpful co ndi t io ns. If tired nnturc n e t·ds a res t , a nr'l the lonJ.{uid bra in ca ll s for refr es hm ent, n o better p lace l'nn be fo und tha . in the s hncle w hi c h b o rder;; tht! a thletic field. upon which n il can ionk down and st.:e every p la y m ade by the representatives of the n a ti o n n l ga m e. But that ,vhich d oes the h ea rt m ost goo d . is to sec fo rm e r students , who have n o t m et fo r vears perh a ps. greet each other. and r<>~e w acqu a intance; to hea r thl'm talk of ea rlier day s , and rel ate experie nces in a nd out of school; t o hear thr rn give their c lass yells, and s ing their clnss so ngs; a nd when the great numbe r un ite!' in s ing ing the s\-vcet s tra in s o f "The Pale B lu t: and the White" co n c ludin g with ''H oo- rah Hoo-rah, Hoo-rah . Rah ," then nne begins to rea lize the '' s pirit" that cnlls these p eo p le b ac k to "Old Peru" fo r the s ummer sc ho o l.

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A False Notion The fal se idea that a s tudent mu st never tell what anoth er stud<'nt docs, is n o t only very ha rmful to the incii vidual student but , in m a ny cases, utterl y :::ubversive of good disciplin e. I t is t h~ a rgum ent llSed by t he l aw-breaker t o prevent being fo und out in o ffences. It i::: a noto riou s fact th a t the ordinary college b oy prides himself on never tellin g o n a nother student . Many a co 11t·gc boy goes to the "d ogs" beca use he has n e ve r been found out in some o f his ea rly o f· fences and admonished before th e h abit of doing wrong b a d fixed itself upon hi m . Co llege faculties seem to foster the n otion th a t college students must never tell o n anoth er student, and we h a ve known college " men" themselves to suffer for offences th at they did ·not commit, but would not tell who did. Eve n good students try to justify themsel ves wh en they know that a wrong has b ee n co mmitted by saying they will not t ell on a classm a te. Bad students know that th ey can count upon the cowardice of good students to protect the m in wrongd o in g, a nd yet how wrong s tudents a re, who know of serious vio lations of scho o l rules an d yet concea l the crime. Often the little child at school b as no p rotect or other t h an t he teacher and the teac her sh ould know w hat h a ppens. Courts of justice are entirely r ight in com p elling persons t o testify with respect to offences committ~d. unles!! they must incriminate themsel ves by ao testify ing, a nd schools neglect t heir duty a nd fail in their work w h en they d o n ot adop t the sam e rule,

.:1Miss C la r a Evelyn McHugh a teacher in on!! of the Topeka schools, read at a recent teachers' meeting from a collection of qua in t examinatio n answ~rs

t "lat s he h a d b ee n g n t h e ring fo r s o me years . Th e g c·m s of I\ I i~ s ~l c II ugh's collection were: "A hli zz:url is t h ~ in s ide o f n hl·n . ' ' " Th t- equ ato r is :1 m(·n;..gcri c lio n runni ng r o und t h e earth .. , ''Ugyg c n is a thi n g t h a t h a ~ eight s ide s ." "The cucko o never lays its o w n egg~." "A m osq uit o is a child o f black And w hi l e parents. " - E xclw nge.

In Chemistry Class Pro f<:!'so r : - \\ ' h <1 t is s hnrts? Mr. Sto d dard. (~e l fc o nfidently):-Bran and g r o und corn . 1\•l r. Kuenning:-M idd liugs· fr,om wheat. Mr. Sto dd a rd, a nxiou s ly:-Wcll t he n w h at d id I g i ve? Profcssor:-Chicken feed. ( L o ud applaus e from t he galler y . ) Professo r :-W h a t is s tale bre~td . M is s Carlso n, who board s at 'Mouo.'.'nt Vernon-B read pudding. I

F ound. An e n vel o pe, between Mount Vernon H a ll a nd the lib rary whi ch containe~ the fo llowing lette r: Peru , Nebr., April18 , 1910 T h e Board of Education, Wood Siding, Ne b r . . Dear Gentlemen a nd Friends:! a m being eddicated in o n e of o ur Nor m a ls and will grad urate this, spring a nd get my sertifikates , a n d so feel i t m y d uty to. teach so m e?·he res , a nd if you can assis t me please rite a nd le t me no, and ile get r ea dy a t oncet. Respectively, A GNES VAN DRtE L

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You may think that l , t~e Norma l bdl. am merely a JlOsse,;siun of this schoo l, wit h no duty h ut to govern your rlaily work, a nd give warning of the time t o r etire-, but I assure yo u t hat I h<tve not remained in my plnce of eminence since the year 1866, without ktt·ping on the nlert regarding things being done below me. I nm one o f the oldest parts of the s ch o o l, an d with my undimmed mem o ry I think I have th e very clearest r ecord o f h appen·ings here. Listen to my. story1 h ave been t old that I had a preclece:~s­ o r here. It was a fat me t a l bell , belonging to the old Methodist Semina ry, wh ich stood on th e opposite side of the quadra n g le from the building in w hich I no w stand, where Mt. Vern o n Hall now is . But owi ng po~sibly . to its vanity, fo r there were not m any hells in Nebrask a t hen, and possibly to the rigor o u s winter o f 1865, it suffered a fracture and wa s Jler mancntly disabled. Then the Norm a l girls, with the same sort of energy wh ic h wins Kearney-Peru d ebates today, planned a chicken pie supper . They saw tha t it was a dvertised broad!'y a nd the farmers for miles around at,tended. The result was t hat I was brought to Peru, assi_gned my place,-and I am justly proud that I have n ever failed in a n y duties imposed upon me. For years there after, one of my duties was to summon the students t o rise fo r their daily work , but now this is rendered unnecessary by the modern a nd more specific direccions of Prof. Gregg's daily program and faithfu l a larm clocks. In th ose ,;imple old d ays I also war~ed them to retire at nine-thirty and in the strenuous life ofthese later days, when my warning goes

unh eerlc:rl. I st ill gl:t d ly pnfo rm thi s duty, in memc o1· v of o ld t i mes - And s o mv duti es h n \·e s o metimes e h Ang t·rl . bu t n(l m ore t han c haugc.:s ha ve t a i<t·n p lace on t ht· ca mp u s . It is o f t hese chang e ~ I w o ul d lik e to t e ll yo u . My first recol lec ti o n w~ s o f o nl' hui •d ing nt t he west enrl of th e qu<~d,· n ngl e . Th is w as in U :l o6 . It soo n b c:cn m c o\·e•· c r o wded . T h e ne\\' stn te :--le b•·a ~l >n r ecogni zed tlwt thi s was n c::1r i ts cc nl c r o f p o pu l:ttio n a nd ncedt·d m o re r on m. sn ap p•·o pri u ted money fo r n n nv building . Th is w a s pl a ced o pposi t e , a t t h e e nst en d o f the quadrnngle a nd s t ill b ears the nam e, Main Building. The building at th e w est e nd , the Me t h odi s t ~ e min a ry. h a d bee n ca lled Mt. Verno n. It r e t a ined th a t n a mc a n d e ve n today, afte r p a ssing thru m a lly, vtctssitud e ~ , the buil::l ing th a t s tands o n the site, bears th a t n a me. The main building_ was not so large then. Then gene r a l activities were carried on in what is n o w the north part . Chaptl was h eld in ou r P hil o hall, a t that time one of th e l argest rooms in the building, and the first kindergarten class assembled in the type writing r oom in t he basement. Th ose were the days w h en m o dem equipm ents did not exist in Peru . Your p r esident could tell you better th a n I of t o iling laboro us ly up four flights of stairs with water for his experiments in the science department, and h elpi ng th e persi_dent of t he school chop wood to keep warm in w inter. The scl:wol kept g r owing. The third s id e o f the quadra ngle was m a de by pla cing a li brary where scie nce ball now stands, and a li tt le l ater a n addit io n to tht: m a in building was completed. Chapel was m oved down to what was then a


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nssem hly ro o m, but which is n o w occupied by the hi g h schoo l. Th e pre~ident anrl registra r h a d offices in t h e little r ooms a t present user! fo r a rt ~up pl y r onms I he c la!<S roo1n adj o ining was <1 _recc:p tion room . .. nd th e/ re m a inder nf the sou th wes t co rnc: t· of thi s floor w H~ th e pri v:t tl:! room s o f the presiden t . Professo r Rouse 's office was a gues t r oo m. The s cience departm ent s werl' n nw moved t o thi s fl o, r, a nd co ntinu ecl for years in the p r esen t kin~ergart l:' n a nd prim a ry rooms But even thi s expa nsio n did u ot s uffi ce. The school needed a larger a sse mbl y r oo m , a gymnasium. and m o re r oom for executive clepa rtm t'n ts. And in 1905 t he chapel was placed o n th e fou rth sicl e o f t h e q u a drangle. co mpletin g it . W hil e thi s. was b ei ng erected, I saw o ne d ay a face· th a t had heen fa mtli a r in ea rli er d aYs. I t was that of]. W. Crabtree, w h om I ha cl remembered as a s tucl en t here, a nd he h ad .return ed as-president o f t he sc h ool. H e, rememherin g the in a d equ ate equ ipm ent for science work as a stud ent, so bt'n t b ig first efforts t o secu~e a m o re co nv l:' nicnt and better equipped departmer. t. To acc o mplish thi s, m o n ey was approp ri ated fo:- a new libra r y. The books were moved fro m their old b o rn e t o t empo t·a r y pl ace in the previou~ chapel room, a nd t he fra me bui lding w hicb ha d been tbe library was

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PERU, NEBRASKA, MAY, J9JO.

Pr~s~d~nt=EI~ct S up t. It. W. H ayes ,,f Alliance the n e wl y elected preside nt o f rh e Peru s tate norm a l is a y o ung m a n o f great e n e rgy ann nb ilit y . H e is a gnrdu ate of \Vc><kynn uni v~ r-­ sity . h o lding tht· B. A. d eg r· c~ fr-om that inRtituti o n . H e h H~ ul ~>o st udi <"d at the N~­ bras ka swte uni,· e n;ity . He h as h <ttl exp~ricnce a" country sch(J o l tenchcr, ns principal o f v illa g e a nd town sc h ools, as prin cipal of a high sch ool a nd as city superintendent of n sy~tl· m ofsc hool s , a mo><t excel h:n t li nc o f ex perience for one in charge of a n instituti o n pr-e paring tt'IH: h ers fo r pos itions in the public ~choo l s. H e h as h eld m a ny hon o rary po~itions and offices in educational associations, being at present a member· of th e executive committee of the s tate teac hers assoc iation . He i s a membe r also of the Neb r as k a Schc,ol Master~ Cluh. He h as been J)l·incipa l c•f the Alliance junior norm a l school each s nmm cr for· several yea r·s. He h a s b ee n n ·markab ly success ful in cnch of the positions he h as held, a nd h as ·been r·apidly promoted in the rank s of the profession. He has bt-en deeply intcr·ested in P eru for s ever a l years, sho ...,·ing hi s co11fidcnce in the scho ol by selec ting the Alliance teachers la r gely from Peru . He is a personal friend of president

D. W.

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Crab t ree a nd has his undivided support . J. W. Crabtree.

GREETINGS. To the Friend s o f the Peru State Normal Greeting. We extend gretings to the founders of th e sch ool, wh o by their wisdom and fores ig h t understood that provisions for ed ucati o n in a s tate are of no Jess impo rt a nce than the establishment of the state itself. Almos t before the last sound of battle that closed the Civil War bad. ceased reverberating among the Southern hills, before Nebr-aska was fairly la unched as a s tate, these found ers began t heir work lool<ing toward th e establishment of a normal school. We ex tend greet ings to the underpaid, overworked meu and women who ha ve la bored pa tiently and persistently tha t the school might meet the respon sibili ties thrust upon it; to the hundred s of a lumni who ha ve shown their loyalty and devotion when ever opportunity presented itself, both by word a nd deed; to the th ousands who for briefer periods h a ve come in contact with its influence a nd ha ve gone Schoo~,

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fo rth better equipped for the problems of life because of th e culture and in!'piration received a t Peru ; to the other friend s o f the sch ool who a rc legion, who fr:el a deep interest in its future. T he schoo l h as reached a hig her pla n e of influence than ever hefore. The last few yea rs ha ve bl!en in ma n y r espec ts t he best years in the his to r y o f Peru. Our o bser vatio n s covering a peri od o f m a ny y ears in wh ich we have co me into direct contact with ma ny of the g ra dua t es. a nd a briefer obser vatio n of th e s tudent body engaged in the da ily r o utine of wor k, lead t o the conclusion that n o more capa ble, no mo re worthy, and n o m o re earn est b ody of students co uld be fo und in a ny sch o ol in a ny st a te. It is well that this is true. It is g ratifying to n ote th a t t hose m ost interes ted in th e w elfl'\r e of the school have so ug ht s tudents o nly wh o ha d a purpose in lift:, those wh o p o!'sessed good habits and high moral charac ter . This will continue to be the policy o f the school. Also to maintain such a standard ofschola rs bip th a t the graduat es leaving the sch ool may feel a just an d pardonable pride in being a lumni of such an institutio n. Too much stress cannot be placed on the

good work the r eligious o rgnn izntions of th e school are accom p lis h ing, n o r ca n their Rpiritu <d wo r·t h be t o o highly estimated . The so::inl organizations as wdl th at a rc o f cu l llu·a l \·:du e !<hou ld he gi \·cn every cnco umgc.:mcnt. The s tudent 's relati ons t o theRe c1rganiza ti o nR fo rm no s ma ll part of t hC' benefits dcr i\·cd fr o m his sc h ool life. It wi ll b e t he aim of t he sc hool t o provid e for· the cd LJcatio n a n clt:h:velop ment o f th e body. T o thi s end the best eq uipm ent a nd teach ing fo rce avail:1blc will be sought for bot h th e g y mnasium an rl at hletic work. E \·cry perso n c~pcct ing to beco me a teacher s h ould ha \'C as a pnr t o f his equ ipment a ca refully trained uody . I t is n o t the purpose of the new adm inistration to advoca te any r ad icn l changes in t he policies o f thl" school, nor to fos ter a s piri t that wou lrl h ave fo r i ts ideal any thing cuto pi a n in nature; but t h e constan t desire s h all be t hat ~ v e ry member of the sch ool. whe ther s tude nt o r i nstructor, pres ide n t o r empl oyee, m ay l oolc h orizo nta ll y in to the eye of hi s co-wo rk er s . ever seeking to elevate b ut neve r to lower the ideals a nd s tandard s o f the sch ool that bas been nearly a half ce n tu ry in building. D. W . HAYES, President elec t .


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II Our Club s II A g ric ulture. G

E . I I E .\ CU CK .

A lnrg c num h ~-r n f f~u·m c rs <~ ro u n d Pe ru h ave rece n t ly di :.:cu n :n :d t h a t th e: o nl y w11 y t o in s u n.: on c \·c n stand o f co rn is to run th eir :<cccl t h •·t• t h e ea rn -gr a d e r whic h h:ts hcc n plu ccrl in t h e b asemo.: n t o f ll1c ogri c ultu rc bu ildi n~ fo t· t he ben efi t of th e n o rm a l sc h uo l a n rl pn tr o n s. An inll·n •s ti ng thin g in co nn ectio n with agri c ul ture is t h e scarcity o f pe op l ~ t o rio w ork in 11 11 rlc p a .-cmc nts . In a recen t ,-is ir t o 1-'cr u . Profess o r Pug :.:lc:,- s ta ted thut du r ing t he !J:t S l m o nth , he - w a s as~erl ro rc:co m m e n d p o.:o p lc fo r ele ven agricu lt ure sch ools a n d t h ree n o t·m a l sch o o ls, t he sa la ri es rangin ~ fr om $ t OOO t o $ 1 0 0 . Pro fcsso t· Bt· un c r t·epo r t s th a t he h a d requ es ts fo r eig hteen peo pl e in E to m o logy 11i on~:, t he saln ri e" ra n g ing fro m $900 t o $~800 .

M r . P ugsley, Pro !Tc:'iso r o f aar o n o m v in "' the state uni ve 1·s i ty , g::l\·e a ve r y in terest· ing. illu strated lcc t u1·c in i\lu sic- and Exp ressio n h a ll . Ap r i l :l7 . H is su bject w a s ; .. J caching Agr ic ul t ure in tbe P u blic Sch o o ls.'' The State Orni t h ologica l Uni o n held th eir a nnu a l m ee ting in th e No rm a l c h a pel , Ap ril 30 . P r o fes so r s Brune r a u d Swcn l<, of t he sta l e u ni...-et·sity , we re present At th e m ee t i ng a n d acco m pu ni ed a large numbe t· o f t he n o rm a l s turl e nts on a very inte n:s tin g n nd instructi ve field t :-ip the fo ll o win g Sa tu1·day .

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rh e ' 'car t o r o w " co rn test will be ca rri ed o ut agai n t his y.:a r but o n a la;g cr scale, t he pla n t h av ing been incr-:ased

fro m twen ty o ne t o one hundred ea r s . I+ w ill be pla n ted o n a fa r m which bas b een r en ted by Pro fessor \'\ eeks a nd M r. H . L O\"Ve exclu sively fo r experimenta l purp oses .

Dramatic. H . M . STEPHENS.

The l a s t progr a m w a s o f a very in!'tru ctive n a ture. Miss Ma rie Forsy the d iscussed ve r y credita bly the orig in o f th<' d r a ma. " The Dra ma of Four Ce nturies" w as discusseci b y M iss Giltner . Miss Fra nce; Gi lbert to ld us o f the fam o us a ctresses and .\liss Cnrmie Lamm of t he fa mo us Acto r s. Benefits derived fro m the d rama were gi ve n a n d ~umm ed up by A. J. S to dd ard . And last ly ca me th e feast, w hic h was quite in the pr o per pla ce. It came in the torrn o f a t a lk o n dramatic a r t by M r s. Net tl eto n a nd a ll tbo!;;e w ho kno w he r kn o w t ha t it need s no description . The Cast ' " hich ga ve ·' Twelth Night" decider! th at they co uld n ot brea k up their fam ily relatio ns so soon so g a ve a picnic s u ppe r fo r t hemseh·es in the woo ds as a leave t o k ing. The c hief feat ure of t be c\'cning was t he r oasting o f beef stea k o ve r t he co a ls . Place ca rds wer e fu rnished a n d a ll went h o me after spending a ro ost dcligh tful two ho•1rs in the wo ods.

Heard at Senior Play Practice. The foll o w ing con ver sa b o n o f the fu t ure s upe rint end ent a nd principal of Ne wma n Gro ve was over heard recently at senior pl ay pra ctice . The principa l- Dont folks do grea t '' love s tunts" in b oo ks ? The superin tend ent, wi t h grea t feelingUh, w o uld th at they did in rea l life! ! ! l


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COACH F . lll. GREGG

IHA CROOK

.J OS GOLDSTEI:-i"

C .J . SK INNER

,PEHU'S TEA~I AT WAHHEl'SOt;HG

On Friday, May 13 Peru held its annua l debate with the Warrensberg, Mo., State Normal. This vear the tl ebate was held a t the lat:te r pl;ce a nd tbf' debaters that went from Peru are Ira Crook. C.] . Skinner a nd J oseph Goldstein. The team was coached, a nd accompanied on the trip by Professor Gregg. Warrensberg affirmed and Peru denied the question ·•that American cities should be granted absol ute municipal home rule." Th eJ· udges were Attorney Edwin Falloon, of Falls City, Professor Hopkins, Kam;. St. Uni., Mahattan, and City Attorney John T. Barding, of Kansas Citv . Mo., and w hile they rendered a split decision, Warrensber oa rece1vmg · · the cove ted extra vote, yet a ll ~n agreed th a t th e debate was a dose one. T he Peru team is believed to have been more fu lly mformed . on all sides of the que;tion , whi le the Warrenshurg team was more finished in their

de live ry, a finish , by the way, which did not extcn rl over to the rebuttals. The Pcru>ia n s a re enthusinstic over t he h ospi table treatment they r eceived at t he h a nds of the Missouri sc h ool, a nd report the Warrensberg normal t o be great in its materia l a nd profession a l equipment and in its student body. In numbers of students and facu lty t he two sc hools are practicall y equal. The library th ere i s of course quite inferior to Peru's, but the build ings are l arger, more in number, a nd on the ~·ho le better kept, whi le the equi pment is a lso somewhat better. The campus is a beautiful one, a nd what it lacks in the natural setting found at Peru, it · mak es ap in la rge measure by the care,and taste with which it i s loo ked after. Fortunate indeed are t h ose debaters who "ma ke the Missouri team" on its bie nnia l trips to beautiful Warrensburg.


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Visiting Alumni. II

A Recall. W. N . DELZELL.

Once mo re the commencement time is at hand , n ud as t he time cl r uws ncar ou r mind!" n:1lura lly turn to ''Uid Peru." The h ome coming last year w;o1s the mo;.t s ue c!'s;.fu l we have ever h od, and \YC arc especially a n x ious ~o mH kc this yea r 's hu m<.:coming 0f th e Alumni cvt: n greate r than last year'::.. This commencement closes the carct·r of our fellow Alumnus ~ts the head of th is institution. We owe him much fo r the g r eat work he has dont·. He ha s not o nly made our dear old institution the greatest of its kind in the state, but has g i1.·en it a nation-wide reputation. It is through him largely that o ur organ ization has g rown to its present st rength of twel ve hundred strong. So let us j o in in m a l(i n g t hese, his last days as our chief, his hnppiest days. L et u s come as true, loyal Peruvians , not on ly to pay ou r respects an d g ra titude to him who lays down the burdens, but let us come a lso to give th e oath of a llegiance and the pledge of our support to the incoming president o f ou r Alma Mater. Ee has been a frien d of Peru, a nd is ready to co-operate ''" ith us in continuing the era nf prosperity that h as been inaugerated. In pledging o ur support t o him who is to reign, o nly renews ou r pledge a n d loya lty to our Alma Mater . L e t us rem ember that s he is now t he best a nd a lways w ill be the g reates t institutio n of her kind in this state. An excellent progr a m bas been a rranged for Monday night, May 30. It wi ll in· clude the Alumni President's address, sihging of the school songs, a nd the g i viog of reminiscences of the past. Come, let us meet together once more, as in days of "Auld Lang Syne."

Sccn:t:•ry lklzt·ll has made nrrangemcnts to secure room~ n nd other ncco mmorlrtlion!' fo r a ll Aiumni who wi:,;h t o be :1mong tltl' "liontt: co ming" \Vt·itc him 111 advance and your r oom will be t·cscrvcd and the recl·ptio n committee w ill m eet you nt the tntin. Tel l in you r ):;oltct· whnt clny you expl·ct to :11..-i ve.

A Few of the Ma ny Things T hey Arc Do,. in g. J o hn :\ Ilnnnn. ·us, s ucct·ecl s Enrl i\1. C line, ' OH, as principal of the S idney hig h ~chool. .\1 r. H nnna h a~ hnrl two ycnr!' o f hi g h ~l· h onl expe rience at Auburn nnd All iance.

G. P. Bixh_v, 'O:J. has been cnlled to the s u perintendency of the 131ue llill sch ools next \'Car. Mr. n;x~y has given Rising City. ~vhere he is at present. four years nf u nu~ua ll y s uccessful ~choo l scn·ice.

R. R Magee, '07 . n nw in nttc n dn nct 'n t th e s t ate uni~.·c t·sity, i s to be t he s ·.tcccssor of Supt. Laclt c_v, '0-1-. of the Symcuse system . Mr. L Hcl<t')' is contcmplnting wo d < at the s t ate uni,·ersit y next ye a r. D. S. Domer of class of, '09, went thru the fire at Salcm w ith out loss, in f:tct it is repo rted he is the pmud father of a baby gi rl. He stays at Salem ncxf year and wi ll gi1.·c a se ries of lectures thru Kansas thi s summe r . Julius Gilbert, '06 , fo r two years past t he ve ry p o pula r s upc t·in tende n t at Newm a n Gt·ove, txpccts to atte n d t he s t a tt;> uni\·er sity n e xt yea r. H e, wife n n d !'on will a ttend commencement at Per u. J·Jis brot he r Art hur, an d s ister Miss F r a n ces, b oth g radu ate with the class o f 1910. Earl Meyer, '09, who has been • a yenr a nd one h a lf the principal of orie of Fairbury's ward sch ools, goes to Alli ance next year to s ucct•ed J oh n H anna, '08, in the hig h sc hool faculty.


Tll E :-\01< :\1.\ UTE i\1 . F . Ll flt..- O!l. whn is buildi ng n mod el hi g-h ~chool for hi,;: ,\!rn a :\later th :ll i.- a rnnclel. will he the leading tn · str·uctnr· in l ht· !Iundy t·ountv i n ~titute ttl Au gust . ll a n·y 1\ec k, ' (l(). i~ the new ~upc rin tcu ­ rlcnt of !.:.ising City ..;eh oo b: for th e com ingyea!". lie is n ow elo!>ing a seconci s u ccessful yt·ar· lit F ilh:y. Ain s w o r·Lh loses o ne o f its good tcncht!rs in the person o f Bessi e Burret., '07 , who ha s a cce pted a plncc in the grades at Alliance for th e com ing- yea r .

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~upt C U Oline. '0 , of \Yak efil.'ld will enter the: lumher bu~incss at 't Eel w a rds at the: end o f the pre!'ent sc h ool yl.'ar. h is n lso said lhat he will embnrk upon another venture, at that time which will greatly alter his present life.

upt John .\ . \\' ooda rd. '07, o f H a ,·eloc k lt ns his sulnry ad,·anccd to the $ 1500 f,,r IH:x t yenr. Supt. Wooda rd has set a pace n t rr n ,·dock that is ba rd to follow. P.-ank L. i\1c:"!own , '05, who was su pcrint<:nd~nt at ""inside, has been called to I'X o rth Bend for next year.

Fairmont with its splendid new building, m o dern equipment and a ll, is n ot a.hle to r·c tnin the s e niccs of \V . (~. £3ro oks, '07, wh o h ns heen cn lled t o the superintendency nt Ca ld wel l, Idaho a t $1-t-00 p<!r year. Supt. Broolts hal' made good in all hi s Nebrask a positio ns and it is a loss to th e stnte t o lose s uch n m a n . H owever, his a lumni frie nd s will wis h him well in his n ew field.

Supt. l:::arl J. H a dsell, '07, of Arlington and hliss Alta Gray, '06, of the high sc h ool were re-cll.'cted fu r the coming yea r . Miss Gr ay, h owever, h as accepted a place in the H o oper hig h school.

Pro fessor Albe rt Osterhou t, '83 . hns resig n ed his positi o n ~·s ht"ad of t h e business departmeut of the Cotner university . He bas held that position for a number of years.

Supt. L . R. Hill, '08, fo r the past two years of the Bridgeport schools has ~c­ ceptcd the superintendency of the At~In ­ son sc hools for next year. His re-electiOn at Brid aeport together witlt other reports from part of the 5tate vouch for his

M iss l{achel Fairchil d, ' 03 . for the past three years superintendent of the Spencer sch ools, was nn t a candidate for t h at posi· t ion this year. Miss Grace Countryman , '09, has been re-elec ted prin cipal ofStanton hig h school and Ridtie Tberncs, '08, is one o f he1· assistants . Miss Be1·th a 0. Wilso n , '06, w l10 h aa taught for a number ot'years in the Faii·bury scho'ols has decl in <'c'l a re-election, to enter Cotner uni versity next yea r. G. G. Gilbert, '04, was united in marriage to Miss Elsie F r ench at her home in Kansas on April 20. They are now at h ome o n Mr. Gilbert's farm so uth of Brock.

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i\liss .\lnry Stute,·ille, 1900, who has bee n at the head of the Stratton schools f_-,r the pns t six years d eclinl.'d a re-elec. . S he expects to en t er s orne uni,·erttOo s ity in the fall f0r advan ced work.

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success at Ati<inson. Miss Zola Zinn, ' 08, who bas been one of Han·ard's strongest teac hers since her graduation, is to be principal of the Bruno schools next year. Bruno is' to be co ngratulated. T. L . Rich a rd son , '05, w ho is now a s uccessful far mer ncar Brock spent several days io Peru tbc first part of May. S upt. W. T. Davis, '06, of the Beaver City schools has been r e-elcl'led for anothe r year at a SA tisfactory increase. Supt. Davis bas a l ways found it convenient to call upon Peru for his new teachers. Mrs . Dora Wyne-Hesseltine, '83, with h er son Ray owoR and operates one o f t he


17H h~:"t k no wn an d m n!" t "UC\:c~sfu l fr u i t f:t n n" in ~nul h-t·:t«l l' rn ~eh ra~ k a .\ 1 r~ l l l".. ,l-1tin e h a~ l- hnw n ht·r loy;dt_v tn lll·r ,\) m:t Mr~ t cr h y m r~ k i n g a l l he r ow n \:htldrl·n al umn i nfit. Mi ~~ Gr <ttl' D. ( ul he r t:-o n. '94- w ho h:t ~ ho·e n <t ~~· •.- i :t te in tht: litt:r:t tu n : •IL·p •rl · ml· nt n f nnr n• •nn :tl will :< pe nrl tlw s n mm t: r in" tr ip in thl· f<"ck y 111o tun t a ins a nd o n t h t: P Hcinc c ua,; t

C. V. \\' ill iam :<, '02. B E . :t t Peru , 0 0 . wh o h a!l " (lt:nt th e yc:t r i n a ttt.:nrl an n : a t t he sta te uni ve rsity fo r his ma ste r s d egree, will n ·sum e hi s w 11r k in nu r nnrm:t l faculty at thl' beg in ni ng of ~u mmcr -.c.:h., .. ) H e ha:-: been p ro m oted to th •· p o.-i tinn o f asSfll'iettc proft·,;... or o f bio lo g y and :t C• •rl't'SIIn nrl ing l'h:tnge madl· in h i.- :-::d a r v . P rof. Will ia m.- was a n·r y p opul :11· ins tr·uc tor hefon: le11ving :tnrl w ill he he" n ily wt:leumt:cl twck by b0th fac ul ty ;tnd :- lu ih·nts . l<o htrt R Hy , '06, w h o is no w in . t he s t: rvi_ee of t he Po wlt:r p u hli ~ hi n g co m p a ny o f Lmcoln , ~>pen t a n um bt:r o f J a v s t he la ttl·t· p Art of Ap r il s ha king h a nd s- with Pe r u frie nd s an d a t ten ding to so me m a tters o f busin t>l'S. Mr. Ray anri wi fe . Mrs Phol·hc Shepp a rd Ray , '06. ha ve th eir h o me al Col_um bus. They have two da ughters in thtt r fa mi ly. Princi pa l A. J. H ill , '09, of Syracuse school has declined a re-elec ti o n and pmbably atten d some u ni ver sity yea r. H e w ill be s ucceeded by Varro er of the <'lass o f 19 10 .

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Supt. Cha rles F . L eh r, '94, o f P ender has been unan imously r e-elec ted fo r a n o t her ~ea r. ~upt. Leh r ha s do ne so me hig hl y satt s~act o r y w o rk in Pende r. Am ong other thmgs a th ird t eacher bas been a dd ed t o t he hig h c hool en rps in co n necti o n w it h th e no r ma l t r a ining co urse which h as been offered t he past year fo r the firs t ti me M iss Be rnice

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rtll\\' "" lw · .,.,... ,,J , .. .. ,r :t l l 'ertrlo·r h:t" n,·n :p ted t hl· ' a Ill' l'""i l i" " fo r t h l· th ird \' l: tr \li,_;, \),· l ),·rro , h::-. pr, ,·,· n :t >'IIC· n· ~:-; in t' \ ' C:Il ht·r ll \\'11 h .. m ,· l'o l11ttl lt nity whid1 i' :to: ~· · ,r) " C•llnplillt l' ll l ''" ""c: co u ld a.- )( She: j .- pl an n ing t o lllll' tt rl :' lint · nt l· r ~c h oo l :t l Pc: rn M i:-:o: E d rt C :--;,. J,_;,,n . ' ~l : l. f.,r fi,·l· ycnr:-: t hl'l'Ollll l y SII Jll' t' ill tl' tlrl c·:ll nf Hurt co u nt.v rl it:rl at l~ x n: l s i or :-; p r·ing..: , Mo . nn Ap r il 16 J l l· r lo ng ~-w n· i t.:l' a,; ;t co n u t v s u pt·r inl c ndt·n l i:-; t:vid e ncc: o f th e esl t:l' l11 in w hi c h s hl· w;t..: hl·lrl IH· t h nl't: w h o knl' W h .. r :-ihc: i:- ,;aid r , h" ,. ~.. t,l'l'll "on e .,f tl11: •n ""t ~.: · • p­ :t h k·. l'"ll ' <'il·n t iou:< . :~ n rl co rn pl·tt:n t \\'llll tCn t h at l' \' l·r lilll·rl dl l' o ffi .:l' of ~ upl·t· i n tl· nd l' tlt o f sl· h o .) :-; " Alhc n l ~ il h :.- r·t. '07. w ho i-< in :t ttt· ll rlnn cc n t the !"l •tc un i \'t••·:-; tt y this _\'l': t r·. w :t" n nt: o f th e victir n ,; .. r the s m :tl l Jl"" ,;l·co urg-c t h n t i" p n · v,·l:t n • " t t h :t 1 ins 1 i til t i ••n H c ha s rt:CO \' t•rcd :< :tl is fa cto r ily . h •JW<.:V l' l'.

A Senior's ''Twinkle, T winkle Littlt: Stnr." O ne nf t he 1 9 10 "t·n io r,; w ns o u t :\ I :ty 1!) m . vi ew ing th e c om et n nd in <· irl.-lt t· a ll y th e wh o le hca n :- ns , w h t:n s u rl rlcn ly he gre w cl nq ue nt a nd co m me11cCd t o repea t " Twink lt•, Twin Ide Little S t a r ," hut upo n bein )! re minrl e ri hy o ne o f h is c ompa, io ns th a t ht· w as n o lo nge r a fn •s h m n n !-:e stoppc:d a nd a ft t: r a m o me nt 's m c rli tn tion g a ve to t he wo r ld w i t h grnve vol u bility th e fo ll o w ing cl as s ic : a t ~ :1

Scintilla te, scintilla te, di mim1tivc lu 111 in o us co ns t ella t io n, Ad mir i n~ly a nd inter roga t i vely q ues t ion y ou r .:ons tituent element s . In yo ur pro d i~iou s a lt it ude above t he t er restria l sphere, Suspended like a carbonife rou s fr a~ m c nt in the celest ia l fi rmament.

Flee the co mpa ny o f m e n wh o m w o u ld n o t rl!scmblt: - I< ahe la is .

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NORMAL. All a lumni, anrl ot h e r friends o f The Peru Stntc No rmal or nn_v o f it s stude nts , a r c co niin ll y in v it <:cl to Yi s it Peru during commcnt·c nH.·nt w~:ek, i\l ay 24 to 31 , inclu s i\'(~. \V c cspt'l:ialh· urge the n lumni to try t o he prcs~:nt. a n d m a ke this weel< a tim e o f real " h ome-com ing-.·· Ah uut two hundred will graduate t hi,- year a nd we wis h to bccom~: ac quaint~.·d with y o u . Sec the corn rn cn cc mc:nt program in April No rm nl i te. Be with us if you possii-Jiy cun . We also cordi a ll y i"'·ite the students of the other classes a t Per u to remain through t h e wc·ck to enjoy the various exercises a nd entertainments. Sign ed, THE CLASS OF 1 9 10. Senior. ELIZADETR C U RRY.

We a re g lad to h a v e Mis s Mary Ellenberger with us ::~gain . Tho she d ecla r es she bas beco me s tro n g ly a ttached t o Missou ri, we a re su r e tb a t Peru can still hold claim to h e r . Every day seniors are being notified o f elections to p ositions all over the s t a te. On May 6, over ninety h ad been located. It is interesting to note that the swcrage monthly salary thus far is more than sixt y do ll ars, an increa::e ot nearly ten dollars over the average of last year's class. s~ sines those mentioned last month the following have been notified: Ralph Jackso n principal a t Kenesaw; Minnie Sublette, science and histo ry, Beaver Ctty High School; D o ra Eck ,~all, Sidney; Myrtle Judd . Scottsbluff; Ethel Dunn, ilSSistant principal, Roca; M a rgaret Stetter, Kearney; Edna Barnes, Hooper; Arthur Gilbert, principal, Shelto n; Mildred Butler,

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English a nd Latin, Newman Grove; Sarah Canfield, assistant principal, Sterling; Audubon Neff, s uperintendent, Gretna; Rollo Fosnot, principal, Hendley; Agnes \' a nOriel, principal, Newman Grove; Everett Wilso n, Ithaca; Winona Proper, principal or ward, Beatrice; Ethel Doty, ward principa l, Br oke n Bo\~v; Neva Best, principa l, Blue Springs; Viva Kinney, Blue Spring s; Mny Quade, Latin, Chester; Hula Swan, m at he matics and science, Osceola: Emma Fnlter, assistant principal, Grafton; Nona Palmer. m a thematics a nd German; Mabel Spafford, assistant principal, Springfield ; Nellie Ak e r, scirnce, Franklin ; Lewis Ga rev, !'cicnce. Madison; Opal Rice, Sterling; .J~"nic Emery . Wilbur; Vera Haeffiin, ~er­ n a; Augusta l\lcGrew, Beaver Crosstn.g; Edn a Rincker, Crawford: Gertrude Ro btoson , Latin a nd his tory, Sheltor:; Alta Wrlls, Shelton; Edna Ba rnes, Hoo per; Alice Hunt mu ::;ic and norm a l tra ining, Hn velock,; Eula Wester, South Omaha: Annie Hahn, Norfolk ; Ethel Arms trong. Hebron; Marlca Grafton, Shubert; Vi\·ian Young, Broken Bow; Mabel Gustaf~.on, Nem a ha; Harriet Shackelton, Beatn ce; Minnie L a nsdown . Superior; Emmd. Wilkins, Greenwood; Leora Bennett, Ra ndolph; Ada Snyder, Superi or; Eula lie Schaffer, F a irbury; Zelia Messenger , n ormal training, Fairbury; Esther Blankens hip. Broken Bo w ; Irene Tyler, Auburn; F ern Brown, Broken Bow; Mamie Barnhardt , New Port. The co mmittee on Bacca laureate h as secured a stro ng and able s peaker in th e perso n o f Dr. Frederick Rouse, pastor of the First Congrega tional Church of Oma ha . Several of the seniors are p lanning to continue their schooling next year. Am on g these arc Miss Myrtle Easley, Mr. A1n old Kuenning, Mr. J o hn Sloat , all of who m will take work in the Sta te Uni\'ersity . On the school's first tea m in base ball are listed five seniors of whom we are just·


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ly proud. They are: Lewis Garey of Beaver City, pitcher; W. !vfoore of DeWitt, catcher; Gleri Colhurn of Hardy, first basem an; Ward McDowell of H a rdy, second baseman and Glenn P a rriott of Peru, third baseman.

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We find that many of the class, perha ps half, are planning to stay for the summer school session. So it is well t o plan the new program now w hile there is plenty of time to meditate. We are indebted to Mr. Pettit for valu able suggestions given of late, an d are su re that h is work for the summer will be successful if the fo ll owing program be carried out. ::5eni ors, t a ke note if you are unnecided as to the most s uitable subjects for which t o register: Time 4 :00a.m. 11 :15 a.m. 2 :15 p. m.

Subject Credit Astro n o my Takes 2 Campustry "2 Romeo a nd J u liet " 2 (Includes l a b .) 4:00p. m. C o n s tr. Eng. "1 (Letter writing ) 6:30 p. m. Reporting " 1.

Place P ikes Peak ~rt. Verno n Lawn Anywhere Rooming place Pos t Offi ce

''When Knighthood Was in Flower." Mary Tudor, the young sister of H enry VIII, the favorite of English princesses, falls in love with a commoner, one Charles Brandon , a noted swordsman of Suffolk. Her ambitious brother chooses that she become the bride of Louis XII, the o ld and feeble king of France. T o a void s uch a calamitous fate, she proposes to Charles Brandon that they elope and talte ship for New Spain, and thus outwit K in g Henry. Wben they a r e about to go aboard the Royal Hin d , which was to take them to the New World, they are overtaken by the king and his guards. Brandon is sentenced to death for his offense of stealing the heart of Mary Tudor, a princess of the blood royal. To saTe hi s life s he consen t s to an immediate marriage w ith Louis XII. The o ld King Louis lives but a year longer. Upo n his death Mary chooses as her second husband Brandon, her own true lov e.

CAST OF C II A!lACTE R S .

Henry VIII. K ing of E ng land ....... . Rex Tru mn n Francis 0' Aogouh menc .... ...... .... ..... Va JTo Ty ler Tho mas Wo lsc v, Bis ho p of Lin coln } Sir Adam Jud son , Cousin of Buck ingha m Everett Wilson Duke of Buckingh a m ... .. .. .... .. Russell Whi tfield Duke de Lo ng ville, Envoy o f F ran ce ..... .. . .. Fra nk Hughef; Charles Brando n .. .......... .. .. ... . Alex J. Stodd a rd Sir Edwin Casko den, :\l as t er of t he Da nce Oren Lincoln Will So mers, t he King 's Jcstcr .. ....... .Jo hn Sloa t Ca pt. Bradhurs t of t he Roya l H iod ... ...... .. Lew is Ga rey Host of the String and Bow T ave rn .. ........ W. S. Bostder

Offi,~er ?,f t~c ~~i{s Guard } .. ..... . Dale Whi tfield Cbambe rla inh 1.............................]. Sch ott Servant at t . e 1 nn 1 Queen Catherine of Eng land ....... .. Inez Wachtel Mary Tudo r, Princess of En gla nd ........... .. M ildred Butler L a dy Jane Boli ng bro lce ........ .... .... Lcn a J a ckson Mis tress Ann Boleyn .... ....... Es ther Bla nken ship Miss J a ne Seym ore ...................... Len a F rcida y Page..... ....... ........... ..... ................ Ceceli a Weh rs Lords of the Court .............. .... Lee Redfern R. D. Cole Ward McDo well George Ca m pbell Ladies of the Court ............. .. Barba ra Card w ill Helen Heacock Helen Colema n Ma ry Wynn Mabel Zentz Esther E v ans Leola Fra nce Agnes VanDriel Gra ce H a rma n Kathry n Allen Fern Brown Vera Haeffi in M a ry Barnes Sailors ................................. .. Gienn P a rriot Eugene Belden Tailors ................ ................... H enry Neilsen Edga r Wykoff Guards .................................... Victor Trukken John L a ng Glen Colburn Frank Jennings Rollo Fosnot A Priest .................................. ..... Clarey Neilsen


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We regret to say that a number of our class will not be enrolled among the '11 gradu~tc!i for so m e a r c lca ,·iog sch ool a nd others h a,·c secun•d positions for the coming yc:1r. £\ l1·. L. \V. Dirks h:~ s been elected to th e po siti o n o f principal at Strang, Sanford C leme nt s at Elmwood and Mr. Gle nu S t odda rd will m o Ye to Kearn ey where h e intends to e nter the normal next fall. The junior c la ~s is well r ep resented in a ll departm e nts of the school. Tbc base ball team p icks from ou r r a nks, George Stevens, Arthur Gelwick, kalph Esst:rt, Sanford C lements a nd' Bill'" Gilmore. Of the thirteen fo o t-ball letter men six arc junl<) r s Capt. R. A. Stewart, Captain-elect W. P. Gilm o re, C. J . S kinner, G. S t odda rd, George Stevens and Art hur Gelwick w hile in ba!'ket ball t h e juni0rs are th e " star s." Without our boys the athletic and d eb ating teams could not e xi s t, witho ut o ur girls to ro o t for them they woulrl be swallo w ed up by d e fea t . Sophomores, ED!I;A SHARP.

At class c h apel hour, May 11, a numher of the sophomores en terta ioed the trainer and so ph o more classes with a "Riley" pr?gram, consisting of the following numbers, which were all excellently r e ndered : Song, A May Mo rning ........ Dora K affenberger Introduction to Rilcy .......... ............ Mary Craig Reading, Wet Weather Talk ........... Sadye jones Reading, Waiting fo r the Cat to Die ........... Harley Shaver S ong, A Life Lesson .............. Dora Kaffenberger Reading, A Bear Story ....... Marguerite O'Mara Instrumenta l Solo ............ .............. Sadye] ones Fa rce, A Stupid Lover ................................ . Dora Kaffenberger, F . K . Hurst

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The class is now cloiing the year's work with a larger membership tha n with which it started. All h ave done very g ood w o rk , se,-eral doing s uch work in different departments a s to d eser ve special mention. Miss Kaffenbc:rger, with her clear so prano , made a pleasing impression a t diflc re nt ente rtainments of the year. Mr. Shaver has helped to win football Yictories fo r Peru a nd with the other boys, recei\·ed a fi ne lettered sweater. Mr. Blackstone is doing his part t o make tht: Peru b ase ball tea m the champion ot the State. Mr. Hurst has been prominent in Dramatic Club circles. Freshman. CHESTER DARROW.

The freshman a r e not out of the race even tho th eir numbers are slightly diminished by desertions to tbe so pho more class. It is not the num ber of racers but speed and enduran ce th at count. On April 29, Miss Gra ce Halle t invited the freshm a n class to h er home for a social evening. Every one had a s plendid time and n o one can say that the freshm a n clas!l fails to h a ve a 0aood time when there is o ne to be had. Professor Cornell, our adviser, is n o w reading a few good poems t o u!'l each Wednesday morning at o ur chapel exercises. Trainers. ETHEL WOODS.

The folio wing progra m was rendered by the Trainers at their last chapel exercises: Piano Solo ...... ............ ........................ Effie Cole Reading ... .. ...................................... Ruth Ferrel Vocal duet ................ Misses Morgan a nd Hiller Rccitation...........................................Julia Cole Vocal solo ................................... Miss Cummins Class prophecy .......: .................. Eugenia Moore Piano duet ................... Mi~ses Yolk a nd Farber , r,a . . ....


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EDITORIAL STAFF

LENA M. FRUUlAV, '10 Edi tor.in.Chief. ARTB UR GILBERT, ' 10 Associa te Edito r D. H. Wenen, ' 10 . Business Ma nager A ssistant Editors

CECELIA WEfJRS, '10 jATTin HRNDRICKS, '11 CLIFFORD HENDRICKS, '06 RUSSEL STEWART, '11 FR.&.NCBS WILLARD BLAKB V.&.RRO E. TYLER, '10 FRANK ELLBNBBRGBR, ' 13 OPAL

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Litera ry Religious Alumni Athletic Local Exchange Class Clubs

Board of Managers F . M. Gregg Cla rey Nielsen '10 Jattie Hendricks, '11 Ethel Woods

Faculty Senior Cla!'s junior Class Trainer.Special Class Sophomore Class Ruth Cornwall, '13 Freshman Class Arthur Gilbert, '10 Philomathean Society Ralph J ackson, '10 Everett Society Barbara Cardwill, ' 10 Dramatic Club Frances Gilbert, '10 At be.n ian Society Arnold Kuenning, '10 Ciceronia n Society Y. W.C. A. Joseph Goldstein Y. M. C. A. Agnes Van Oriel, '10 Chairman. ~ . C. C. A. ]. B. Dcnni-, '10 Biological Association

The Spelling of College Students. Guy :\l o ntro!'c Whi pplt: , P h D. o f Co rnell l iniversity Juts the cnr.,·ict io n th at present dny colll·g <· s tu cien:<: spdl far less accura t e ly th a n did those or n dl·cnrlc ago, an d infers that the t enching o f spe llin g in th t: sc h ools mu s l eit her be depr i,· cd of its pro per a llot men t o f t im e o r lw co nducted hy innd cqu a t e, if n ot in1·orrcc t meth ods. T o i ll 11 str:.~tc thi s contention , h e m a kes u se o f a lis t o f o ne hundre d nn cl s ixty misspellings , cu lled fro m fift y eig h t c·xn min ation boo l< s w ri t ten by s t udents o f a ll fo ur clas!'es in a ccrt:1in w c~>ter n un i versity. For the sa ke o f putting these erro rs in hig h reli ef be assumes th a t a s ing le student is g uilty o f them a ll. H e suppose r.im t o be a seni o r, clad in cap a nrl gown nnd as his favorite aunt i s un ab le to attend the co mmencemcn t exercises, he th o ughtfull y in d ites the follo " ·ing- epist le in review o f his college days and disc ussion o f hi s future pl a n s: DEAn Au:-;T: T o day I recicved my diploma , nnd n ow, thank fortu n . I a m educated. I h ave not ye t in t irely dcti rm ined m y carcr.e. Whcather I s h a ll fina ly ea rn m y livlib ood by g o ing into the ~ollicitiog bus iness as my uncle's pard o n er will dipind o n his perfere nces. At any r a te, la borous and humulia ting manuel purs uits a r e furthercst fro m my intentions , a s I u m concious a llrcady that the university in vironment b as proo Yed particulary valu able t o me in evry way. My in tellcg ual equippement b as b een adv ansed h arm o n ously; by immetation of the hest sholars my vocabu lar has been strengthened ; s ubers tition s a ll most as had a!> those of the heathern have been analised and prooved incor ect to me; my ioaetiative has been a rrouscd a nd intencified; socialy I am well acq uiped and iocideotily the rough eges I u sed to s how h ave been eleminated; agai n , the diciplioe I h ave recieved from the pratice work in the Iabratories of physs ics a nd chemistery, where persistence, courtsy,


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courag io u:on css a n d ,-imi l:::H· qua lli t ies a r e defi n a tely c mph a ze rl . n n d th e k n o w lcge I ha ve reci ved fr o m th ~.: lec t ur s a n d d tscu ssin ns o f m y prnffcssors i n b o n ny . r bitor ic, ma thm a t ics , phi ::'in lng y , etc . s lw ud be a s uurse o f incs t im a ti b lc be n ifit to m e fro m w ha t e ve r r1 n g c l i t is n ·gn r d c rl . I n fac t . a un ty u nt il! y o u h a n~ b ee n her e, y ou wo uld nev e r s u s p ic io n h o \',· t:l esirc nl J!e and iofluencia l a coll l'gc c du ccat io n iR e ve n t o a pers o n w h u h n s h ec n g i ,·e n by h crid ity a mcerl y a d vc t·a ge amn 1111 t o fn11ra l pl ac ti cit y a nn a ::om p arit i v cly p oo r m e n t a l ca laher. In t h e li g h t o f m y pra ti cal ex pmence , h oweve t·, I ca n t<·s ti fy t h a t a college educatio n is rd r ig ht . It i s t o b a d t h a t t he e pede m ic o ft:lipth eria a n d scar le t tin a Rn d t h e co n fus sio n a nd fu ss o f fu mug at io n s h o ud h a ve in volen t a ril y kept y o u fr o m co mming r o th e exe rs ices . Yo u inq u it·c a b ou t m y h elth : during m y co urse, as yo u p rob ibl y r e mem be r , I h ave b c<'n i ll bu t sel d e m; a n a ttac k o f m ea sel es w it h so m e n a usea u a nd o th er unpleas a nt sym to m s durin g t h e Chris tm a s h ollidays , a nd o n e s pell oT thrach o m a , du e , I think , to m y a s ti g m ati o n, a r e the o nly d esea ses I h ave h a d , as thi s is a ver y intelegent a nd h y g enic cit y. n otib le fo r its clenliness. One of m y fri e nds , h owev er. an enginiere, b a s n o t h a d th e b ap peis t lo t ; h e lived in a r oom o ppisete mine , w ith a ver y lo w cieling , w h e r e tra m s ons wer e the o nly devis es fo r ventnla tin g , a nd even t h ese wer e o rdin a r a ll y n eclec t ed, as t h ey w ere of n o ea r t h y u s e. Hen se b e w a s un able to brake u p a n at tack o f t y p o id, and was compelPd to l oose qui te a bit of his sch oll w ork . The y could n o t trace t h e s ourse of the d esease itself, bu t put him under q n a rentine, as th ey sai d h e migh t b e a n eucle us or focas fo r the d e v elo p e rnen t o f o the r cases . I have t o go o ut n ow t o w a lk fo r a pea ce w i th my chum , so good-by , Y our o b eide nt n e phe w ,

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Philom a thean. L OUISE H E RR IK.

The" Pern P r og ra m " o f F rid a y eve ning , Apri l 22, was a most iuteres ti ng on e. The p oe ms of Peru . r ead b y Miss Allen , w ere fa milia r to a ll , b ut were enj oyed a ll th e m o re. T he secre ts of th e Bell concerning t h e d evelopmen t o f the Qua dra ngle, were a r t is tica lly a nd o ri g inally t olrl by M iss E u'nice Mu t z. The p a per o n •·F o rmer C hiefs," by Miss E verson, t ook us back t o the firs t president a nd bro ug ht us clo w n t o the present o ne, M r . Cra btree, a th a t ch a r a cteri stic s tory of, •· Mr . t ell in <:> Crabtree a nd t he cherries." L as t , but no t least , on this vrtry enj oy a ble progra m, w a s a t a lk o n " The C r a btree Spelle r " by M r. Stod da rd , w hich t ermina t ed in a genuine s pell-dow n th a t was conduct ed by him in a very dignified ma nner. The proara m for April 29 was a unique · · a I n um b o n e, con sis""ting m ostly o f ongtn er s . P ia no Duet ................... M isses Hunt a nd Banks

· ....................................... Miss Bohacek Readtng. B k

· · ... Miss Rose a n ·s Ongma l P oem ...... ............... Verne Cha t ela in Cor net Solo ........................... .. The Philom athean ..................... Russel. J ohns.on Song ...... ............ ...... ....... ...... ...... ...... Mtss Patne T alk , Birds .......................... ..............J ohn Sloat

P hil omatbeans a re to be co ng ra t ulated up on the splendid a ttend a nce a t their meeting May 6. In spite of the d ow n p o ur, Dic ki~ a nd Cupid w ere there, acco m panied by M iss Opa l Rice. Mr. Morga n ga ve a n ew yer sio n to the topic " Ice b e r s ·" a nd M r. Ca m pb ell imperson a ted g ' Bing h a m 1n . "F o o11s · h Quest10ns. . " Ralph The m ost p rominent feat ure of the p r og ra m was the panto mime, "Scenes fro m Eva ng eline."


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Everett EDNA DARNES.

A very uniqu e progra m was h el d Ap ril 29, in Everett Hall, it w as unde r th e din•c_ tion o f Bessie Burke and showed her proficiency in the art of prepairing progra ms After a sh ort e nterta inment by the Man: dolin Club a farce was given in "hi c h Ruth J ac ks on reprcscnterl the bride-to-be, in a ver y c ha rming m a nner and Varro Tyler, the bachel or is an equally pl et~s ing fashion .

The May.-pole Drill. The forerunn er of t he out-nf-door s pring time events, was the May-po le dr111 given by the Everett society on the eve of the first of May . The campus was strung with numbers of f'Xtra lights for the occasio n a nd a ll was very g ay . Before the tim e for the drill to begin, the campus w a s crowded with old as well a s young. The band furnished music for the entertainment o f the waiting crowd a nd was quite a feature of t he evening. The May-pole carried tw~lve ribbons which were in Everett colors, and the Queen's th rone was also decorated in black and gold. At a given signa l the band struck up a march and the girls who were to take part in the drill marched fro m the tw o doore of the chapel in single file, m"eeting at the foot of the steps. First came the Queen closely followed by two little flo wer girls and the twelve maidens. Those t a king p a rt were as foUows : Queen, Stanfield Jones; flower girls Luverne and Eunice Cra btree; maidens, Esther Reese, Lillia n Volke, Eugene More, Bessie Burke, Elizgbeth Henderson , Marga re t O'Mara, Dora bee Jones , Rachel Wittwer, Do ra Kaffenberger, Pauline Aden, Maude Miller, Myrtle Easley. The queen was crowned with brida l wreath and each maiden laid an offering

o f the s a m e a t h e r feet. The May-pole ciance th en bc·ga n. The maidens were a ll in white Grecian robes a nd the ribbons. a l t e rnating black a nd gol d , m ade th e sce n e pretty indeed. As th e ri bbo n s we re w o ven in and o ut with m a n y fa nt astic fi g ures. a nd the b a nd p layed sweet mu s ic, o ne felt th a t he was having a peep in to the la nd o f the fa iries.

Athenian, FR A!'>CES G ILUEHT.

April 1 6. the question discussed in the socie t y was as foll o w s:-· •Hesolved thnt b ac h el o r s over thirty-five years o f age s h ou ld pay a s peci a l tax fo r th e support of needy spinster s " A ffi rm ative Nega ti ve M abel Brun er 0 1·a Burch Blo nda Pfrimmer Carrie Boh acc k The tw o g irls who supported the a ffirm a tive s ide of the questi on were dressed in a n a n cie nt style, with cork-screw cu rl s, etc. M a ny humerous points w ere m a d e , one o f Miss Burch's h cing that, "if a law exacting s uch a t a x should be passed, the m e n would h ave to get busy, a thing which we have long wanted them to do." The joint program of the Athenian and Ciceronia n debating s ocieties was given M a y 7 , wh ich clo s ed the year's work of these tw o o rg:~nizations. The program w a s as follows : Instru mental Quartet, On to Bat tle ... ... ...... Misses, Ba nks, Best, Banks and Mueller Ora tio n, Demosthenes ............. .... Mabel Bruner Speech, A F oo tball Classic ...... ........] . B. Dennis Oration, Daniel Webster. ............... C. J. Skinner Recitation ............. .... .. ... ...... ...... Ma rtha Gi ltner DEDATE.

Resolved, that a ll the cities of the United States should be granted absolute home rule. Affirmative Negative June MacMillen Leno r e Muelheis Mary Wright Lawr ence Dirks Vocal Quartette, Fairy Moonlight H ence Now A way Good night Missel' Emma Falter a nd Bessie Gaskill Messrs. Lee Roberts a nd J oseph Gold11tcin


THE NORMA LITE Ciceronian. AR:--\ 0 1.0 Kl' El':•H:"\G.

On the eveni n g o f Apt·il 23 tlw Atheniuns gave a ve; y ple a ~unt at h o m e to the Ciceronian b o y s . \'ari o u s g a m es were indulged i .1, in w hi c h the p a rti cipants were r eq uested t o r eft" r t o eac h othe r by th eir Chris t .!tn n ames. U nwittingly spea kin g the ~ urnam e, in s tead o f t he c hris ti a n n a me, caused th e p e rson m a kin g the error, to part with a bean, w ith ·whi c h leg uminous pro d u c t h e was not v e ry liber a lly su pplied. Formality wa~ cas t aside a nd we were once m o re remind ed of o ur school days when r cad in' writin' and 'rithmetic' were: the order of t h e day. "Unser Fritz," Pettus , Anne, Mabel, Geo r g e , Clyde and a ll the r es t b e h aved vt·r y nicely and their mothers h ave n:asc.ns to b e q~ite proud of the m. Some how George m a n aged to get the m ost bean s fo r the e ve ning. He w as ca lled on fo r a speech , a nd h e said be "gut 'em h o n estly." Little E lmer didn't h ave · a ny , h aving forfeited a ll his. L a ter in the evening, ch a r ades, r ep res enting questio ns for d ebate, were gi ven by the girls. J,'h e progra m was mte rspersed with music, both instrume nta l and yocal, by little Mabel, Rosa, Venus and EmmR. Mabel Bruner acted as hostess for the eve ning and every one enjoyed himself t o his heart's content. After refreshments w e r e served Clyde tried to make a sp eech . He said he liked the Athenian girls first rate, and all the other fell owstchimed in a nd said they did too. The boys were presented with p enn ar.; t:s hav ing the Cice ro colors and the m o nogram C on it, which they highly appreciated. Just .tben the lights winked a nd the little ones hurried home.

If a freshman were as wise as he thinks he is, a sopho m o re as wise a s he thinks other people think be is, a junior as wise as be thinks he will be, and a senior as wise aa everybody thinits he is-the Peru Normal would sell out.

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N.C. C. A. AGKES V A:il DRIEL.

The r est-ro o m is undergoing a great reno\'ation. A new flo or is being laid , the w a lls papered, ne w curtains hung . a nd the window-seats r e-{:ushi oned. We think the a ppear a nce of the r oo m will be much improved when the repa irs a re co mpleted. At the las t meeting of our Association Miss Wagner r ead to us her thesis, since the su hject \vas of such general interest. Her topic w as ' ' Catholic Education in. the United Sta tes'' a nd her discussion a nd explanation of the various phases of this kind of education w a s most instructive an d interes ting. S ince the rest-room has been in the h a nd s of the carpenters the members of the Association h ave met in Everett Hall for their regular service11.

Y.M. C. A. ROLLA T. FOSNOT.

Every man has some p eculia r train of thought which he falls back upon when he is alone. This, to a great degree moulds the man.-Dugald Stewa rt. We m ay see an arrow fly through the air and it leaves no trace; but an ill • thought leaves a trail like a serpent. The following officers have been elected for the coming year: President, Percy Stockda le of Madison: vice-president, A. L. Roberts, Friend; recording secretary, Elmer Christenson, Craig; corresponding secretary, Everett Hea cock, Springfi«ld ; treasurer, Sanford Clements of Elmwood. We feel that we have h e re a n unusu ally strong set of officers a nd the o utlook for a g o od association next year is bright ind eed.


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.l<ev. Darro w h a d c ha rge of ou r m celing o n Apri l l O, his ~ubjcct being, " The Ch a llenge o f Life. " We arc a l wa y s g la d t o h a ve M r . Da rro w IE•ad o ur mc~::t in g w hen he ca n d o so. 1-i . M. S te phen s le d o n A pri l 17, ha vin g , 'Ad o lescence" fo r hi s s uhj l"c t . Mr. S toc kdale had "Sm a ll Oppo rtunit ies'" fo r t he s ubj ect April 24. M r . Veat<·h w <ts o ur leader on M a y 1. H is subj ec t hcin g, " Sh o u ld a Teac her d o P er so n a l W u rl< ?"

Y. W. C. A. UARJJARA CA RD WILL .

The Y. W . C . A. is d o ing !lple n d id w o rk an d even th o ug h we n ear t he end of t he y ea r , wh en e very o ne is m o re th a n busy , inte res t in the w o rk ne ve r lags. This is due in grea t part t o the un ceasi ng e ne rgy of o ur preside nt, Frances Wil la rd Blake, an d t he ins pi ra tio n she g1..-es t o a ll wh o w o rk wit h her. B ecause we have h a d no v isit ing sec ret a ry this spring t o m ake:: th e roun d s o f t he different a ssociat.ions through o u t t h e state, meetings ?·er e a rranged fo r di strict s, t o take up n u mer o us pro b le m s. The meet ing fo r o u r district w as at L inco ln a nd M isses Blake, He rr ick a nd T eic h spent April 30 t here, getti ng in sp iratio n a nd help fr om such persons as Miss P a dd ock , Mis s Byers , M iss Wilson , Mrs. F . M. Ha ll. On April 24 , the missio n a ry su bjt:ct was ha ndled in a \"Cry interestin g m a nner by Miss M a bel Ba n ks. T he su bject w as, " The Compa rison of Wom a n 's Condition in Christian a nd n onC bris t ian L a nds." A number of t a lks wer e g iven by different g1rls on " Th e Wom a n of C hina ," Turkey , Ita ly ." "The Woma n o f An . eien t Ro me," " The Hebr ew Wom a n of Bible Times," and , " The Ame rica n Woman of T o day. " Miss M ary Wy nn w as leader o n M a y 1; using a s h er suhject, "The Ethics of Chriet." This w a s t a ken up fro m the side of the a _p plication t o our own lives, a nd

t he m n~ t i n g wa s a h elpfu l O!le in t he e:o:l rcmc. May 8 t he m u c h ta l ked o fid ea o f " Affilin l cd M e m bers hi p" was expl a ine~\ in full. 1\li ss Vi v a K inney n c t ctl a s len d e r r nd her r e m ark s w e re s tre ngt h e n ed b y n t c r o;c t a lk fro m 1\lis s Bl:l l!c, 1:1 nci n " clin chi ng' " w o rd fr·om M i ~ " C la rk e . T he p ln n is th is , b_v bec orni ng an a ffi liated m~· mbc r of t h e Pe ru Y. \V . C. A. and p ay ing t h e mem be rs hip fcc of o ne d o ll a r o ne i s l<cp t in to u ch wi t h th e a ssoc ia ti o n nnd i ts wo rk . a nd at co nve nt io ns is c nt i t icd to t he s a m e privileges m e mb L· rs of an y o f th e a s socia ti o n s a re. We h a ve j u s t c r cn t cd the depa r· t m cnt o f Alli liated M em b e rs hi p and h ave s o f1\r t hir ly-tbrcc me m bers fo r t he c o rnin g yea r .

R~sults of P r overb Contest..

T h e judges in the r ece n t o r igin n l pr·ovcrb c o n t c>s t w e re u n able t o d ecid e wh ic h was the b es t o f t h e fo ll owing p ro ve rbs. E mm a F a l t e r, F r ed H . H u r s t, ]. B . Slo at a nd R ex Trum a n d ese r ve h o n o r :t ble m entio n . Tru e friend s hi p is m o r e lasting tha n fick le court s hip.- ]. E . M organ . Ca rry th y ca m e ra wi t h thee at a ll times lest th o u see a sq u ir re l a nd it escape tbee. -Haro ld Ste phe n s . My frie nd, if a g ood dinner e nti ce thee, c o n sent th o u a l way s .- Va rro E . Tyler. Ver i ly , v e ri ly I s a y u nto th ee, phos ph o rus is n o t good in m ak ing m a t c hes; the a bsence of i t is b et t er. -Geor g e E . C a mpbell. So n , heed the wa rning of a fri e nd and go not nea r the g irls ' do r m itory .-E. H . C h riste n so n . . .;J.

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Th e f.. :•ture of the g~ m c was th e h a t· tin g o f Conk nurl Parr1ot t. Ha t t e ry Pcr u-G art y , Moore.

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Bellevue.-Peru.

The "rln·:11krl " lh :ll t· \· u c l n d i:lll" \\Tnt dn\\'11 to rkl~·:. t i11 ' h e npt·ni n .l.! ;.!:t ill ~' of t h e c 'l :tmpi• >n,h i p ,.,., i,·..: . T ll i,: \\'a,: o n•· o f t h e m n "' t di , ,. ,..., ,. ,.,, ,,. dd; .,..,, ,.,., ,. ..:u s tain,· rl h,· a c o l),·g c a· :11n ••n t h ,· c i•·l·uit a n d nnt ~>nlv a th e hand..: o f l't·•· n h n t th.: In ·li nn-< ,:nffrn·d t h v 'ting--< o f rl e ti.::•t a t n· t: n · l·n llt·g e t w n v i ,:il l'd

R··ll,•,· n c Rg~•in wl;'nt down to rlct;.Rt h t-fnn· ~h<· Norma l hu~ kies in 1'1 11 dt::ven innin g contest by th e sco re o f 3- 1 Bt: ll t·vtH:-'s st·o ring was confined t n the firs t inning while Peru w::~,: unahle tn n\·en :o m e the lea d till the ninth 1nn ing when s ucce::ssive hits tied the score an rl

COACH SCOTT ULACK S TO;.;t-: .

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M C D O \\'ELL,

Sl'RVE:-<S.

CLE UE NTS ,

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The g ~ m c- npt·nt·rl with Rellevue '\: b asing'' the ii r,:t c"unte r over th e pan in th e ini t ia l i nni n g hut Pe nt CHmt:: h:1c k in h co-r half with t hree hit..: , r~n t·rro •·11 nrl a hit of bad judgment b y the lir,:~ h a,:e m a n . Afte r this r n nnrl it w:.s Pt:ru' ,: g :1m e through nut Hnd i t ·wa>' p la inly vis •hi e that a large s core was on ly a m Htter of tim e . Cook' s h ome r i n the fi ft h . with the ba~es fu ll added materi a lly to t h <: 1-'ern ~tock a nd lat e r McDowell 's three haggt: r to left again hr ot j oy tn th e fans . T o m:1kc a lo ng sto ry shor t P t: rll won 1 6-1 .

G ,\RE\.', PARH I O T ,

GE L WICK ,

Ct1LBU UK

JOKES

ag:,tin the s ;tme (Jt:rforman ce in t h e d evc- nth broke up the gA m e. Thus tht: Normal'!< !'ec un:d a mpl e reven,!!e for th e double d e-feat admini,;tererl hy the I nd ia ns on o ur h •lm e lot last veAr. Fina l score P e ru 3 Bellevne l . Batte ry Normal-Stevens, Moore.

Peru defeats Kearney in twelve innings. Kearney, May 3 Amid the cheers of a th o u sa nd fans of the na t ion a I g am e , Pt-ru ::lt·fea ted Kt•a rney in •me of t he fast est g a mes seen h e r e in


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many a day. Murph y. Kearney's s ide wheeler wa~ on the mound for tht• wes terners and was in excellent fo rm. Garey bander! them over the pan for Pe ru . :md held tht'm w ith o ut a hit fo r ei!lht inn ings. The scoring bega n in th e first innin g. w h en Kearn ey piled u p two o n erro r:'. In t be 4th K ea rney sh o ves a n o th er ncro Rs the pnn when Moo re dropped Gn rey's throw h o me. I n the 9th the fire wo rl<S began . Stev~ n s too k first, went to seco nd when Pa rri ot hit. to 3rd both were Rnfc. Both scor ed on :vl oorc d ouhle. McOowell !'truck out and Gcl wick hit a d\' ~t ncin g :vl oo re t o 3 rd. Moo re sco red o n Garey's sacrifice t o left field, tiRing the score. Aga in in t he 12th Per u opened their heavy a rtillery on the defen seless Kea rncyi tes . Garey first up douhled t o left field fen ce a nd scored when Essert hi t t o sh o rt. Befo re Kea rn ey could reali ze what w a s h appening Pe ru h a d shoved three m o 1·c across. Kea •nP.y t ook a brace in their ha lf b u t w as helpless. By winning this victory Peru m a inta ins her record by h aving n ever l owered he r colors to K earn ey in any contes t . Line up. Peru Kearn ey Pa rriott ... .. .......... 3rd .... .. .... ..... M . Do r sett :\1oore........ ............ c ...... .. .... ............... Dunn McDo we11 .. .......... 2 nd ............... ...... Belche r Gelwick ....... ..... .. ... c f.................... ..... T oole Garey, Capt ............ p ........ ... .......... Murphy Cook .... .......... .. ...... l f .. ............... ..... .. Pie rce Essert, Blackstone.r f.. .............. ...... Crou se Colburn ........ ... ......1st.. ........ ........... Dan ley Stevens ................ ... s s .............. .. E . Do r sett Score by innings Kearney 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 Peru 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4-7 Two base bi ts-Moo re. Ga rey, Stevens. Hits offGarey 5, off Mu rphy 8. Hit by Garey 3. S acrifice bit Garey. S tolen hase Stevens, Moo re. Struck out by Garey 11 , by Murph y 9.

Pcru . .Doaoc. Aftl· r \\'illl in;.! t h ~· ;_!n lllc m n-; t dl·si red b y th e team and >'l· h ool, 1 h a t ag: rinst ou r· ~i~­ tt·r n o rm a l. H l K ca rll l')'. t he tc:rm met its fir-; t re\'<.'1''-e :rnrl c ~ pericncl'd its first $hnbll\· trcatm l·nt at Oo anc. \\ hl•rc a h it, three \~a II<,. , :1 n en· o r ;11HI :r II u l<c h omc 1·un b y a p lnyer. \\'h n ~ truc k ont co n !' i ~tcn tly. durin g th~.: rc ma inclt-r o f t h e game. gnvc the rlt-seipl r s o f co mpul s ory c hurch nn d c h npd n tt c nd a ncc a l~.:n rl o f fou r ru ns that the steadv ant! cons istent p lay ing o ft h e Peru tcnm ·t·ou lcl not overcnmc . Afte r th is unfortunate first inning Stc\·ens settled d own to his c us to m ary form nnd DoanEfcll int o h e r usual stril«: and rou tine, fa ilin;; t o get a s in g le hit afte r the sp urt o f luck at the start . w hen t hey got their t otn l of tWO hits , n\'C Jes s than th e wea k es t team in the circuit, Bellc\' u c, go t o fT StC\'C· ns on Mon d ay , in th e rain . Th e g am e was featureless . mnrred by m osaic-pa tte rn umpiring and b illingsgutio n a bu se of Moo r e, at t he ga me n nd s ince, in th e S ta te J o urn a l a nd a n y other p a p e r tha t wi ll h elp can·y th eir dirt . H owever we ex pected th is as it is t he sa m e so rt o f s tuff th at was h o nclcd o ut io fo rmer seasons by tbe sa 1r.c sort o f peo ple. Thi s cond u ct w as n oticeabl ~. o nl y upo n the part of so m e fe'w o f th e p layer s a nd scant y crowd and th e college is n o t to hl a me, a s we n oticed n o brge aggr egatio n to pick r e prese nta tives fro m, d od as the J e w said to the fis h es of the ocean, durin g th e stress o f his first a tte mpt at s hip-busting up o n the hi g h-seas, "she s imply had to t a ke w h atever carne." R a in prevented the remaind er o f the sch edu led gam es , a nd· Friday evening Scott's Happy Family, P a rrot, Cooney, Mac, th e Bell b o p, a nd bus h wac ker und a ll, ro lled io to Peru, g l ad to get home and well satis fied with t b e o utcome o f the ga m es away from home. Final sco re Doa ne 4, Peru 3 .


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out of thei r s uggested d aily program the •· Pedagogy of Campus." There has been Parri o tt, 3 h ...... .. . .. ... .... . . ...... + 1 11 2 2 much t a lk a m on g the students abo ut th is !\ l o o n : c ......... .......... ........ ...... + 1 1 1 9 0 course. Several petition s have been cir cuMcDo well 2b . . ...... . .. .. ... ........ . -1- 1 1 0 1 2 lated ask ing t he facu lty to place the subGelwiel< cf.... .. ........ .......... ... ... + 0 1 0 2 9 jlct in the requiremen ts fo r g r aduation , G:.try Cnp l. ~~ .... .... .. ........ ...... -!- 0 0 1 0 t but tlll~.Y h a ve co me to n aught. For m)' C oo k 1 f .................. .... ... .. ..... .. + 0 0 {I 0 0 ow n ideas o n the s ubject , I shall say that t~ ~<.' rt r f ........... ............ ........ ~ 0 0 0 U 0 r a nt very mu.:h in fa vor of it. Colhum 1 h ... ....... .. ........ ..... .. 3 0 1 0 6 U As I see it, there are two d is tinct a d~te \'l'll S p . . . .. .. . . .. . . . .. . . ... .. . . ... .. 3 0 0 0 2 1 va n tages. First . it will g i\'e the bashful 3~ 3 53 2~ 7 boy a n d g irl o utdoor worl' t ogether . J t Sl·lk 3 h .... .. ........ . .. ..... .......... 4 1 0 0 0 0 is sni ci b_y thost.' who h a\'(• t aken the ll n lstc nd I f ..................... ....... + 0 0 0 2 0 co ur:;(• in o ther !'chool:::, that the longer ll nrtwl·lls~ .. ... ...... .. ...... .. ..... -l-1 1 0 03 y o u take it t he lo nger you want to. Thus Bron~on c ..... . ...... .... .............. 4100 1 30 the boys and girls w ould get plenty of I< reb,. 2 b .... ................... ....... -1- 0 0 0 2 5 frl's h a ir. Dinlllcf. ..... .. .... .. .. ...... ... ...... -l-110 00 S<·co nd, it prepares the student s o he ca n l\ l ch·illc rf .... .. .. ... ..... ............ 4000 1 0 conduct cla:;Sl'S of his own . A perso n h:tvCowan I b ... .......................... + 0 0 1 9 0 ing h ad the experit·nce in th is school Orth p . .. .. . .. .. . . .. .. . . ... ... ... ........ + 0 0 0 0. 1 would know h o w to conduc l such a cla ss. H e wou ld loose the bashfulness that he 30 4 2 t 27 ~ H ome nm s 1 Di,·oll. o nce ha d, and be able to make a speech be3 h h its, 1 McDowell. fore <t tl audience of o ne. There ore a few min o r ad,·antages a few Stru ck ot.t. By Steven s 1 0 in 8 innings. of which a re: By Ot·th 10 in 9 inni ngs. 1. There wou ld be no m ore "cu tting" Official Batting Average ( College Circuit.) o f pedagogy clas~es. Po 's G<-tmes- AB-H-Pcrcent age 2. Some people w ould lea rn that "two M oore 18 6 .333 4· is a co mpany and three is a cro wd ." P a rri ott 4 20 6 .300 All ca n see the w o rk could be gi,·en in Gel wick 4 1 5 .263 the s umme r time. The course should conGarey 4 19 5 .263 sis t o f Ia bora tory work for t \VO hours a C oo k 4 1 9 5 .263 day, at lea st six days 01it of the week. Mc Dowell 4 1 9 5 .263 No boy sho ul d be a dmi tted to the class Colborn 4 1 6 1 .116 unl ess h e can furnish a girl, or at least Stevens 4 19 1 .063 g ive hi s wo'rd of honor t h at he w ill get Bl ac l< sto nc 2 0 000 6 o ne wilhout delay. The wo r k ~hou l d be Esscrt 7 0 000 3 so a n ·anged that the h o me work wou ld C lem<.•nts 1 0 0 000 require o nly about ont hour per night; each couple working together. .\ II

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It was with much r~gret th at I n o ticed that the great and a ll wise Senio rs had left

The t·ecita tion ro o m an d labor atory s hould be a ny where oo the campus north o'f the l a ke a nd east o f th<> main wa lk . Th ose w is hing to b ecome experts or au thorities on "Campus Pedagogy" should be furni shed w ith a co \·ered boat .,\Vi th a screen aro und i t .-Kirksville Index. ·.r


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Miss Grace E llis ' 1 0 spenL .VIa y ] ~ :t n rl 16, at the country h ome of M i ~s l:k s,.; ic South ue:u Nebras lu:l Ci ty. Miss Harrie t S h iickelto n , '1 0. hns hee n electerl to ~• pos ition in th <: !'C h on l ~ nf lwr home ci t y Bt'::. trice. Miss Lola Fu ~scl,' ll. an cl ~P.I I<: 1-'fl ll!!, 11. dro ve t o Tetlm::.g-c, May 14 to vis it the si,.;ter of Mi ss Fussel w ho is a t cac h<: r in th e T a lm age school s. A state institu te for s uperi n t t·n rll'n ts . principa ls and ins ti t ut e ins tructo r s i s to b e he ld in Lincoln th e fir!'t wee k in Jun e Professor P. M. Gregg is to appea r o n th e progra m, di scussing t he s ubjec t, "Pa rli m entary L a w ." Supt. D. W. H ayes of Allian ce vi ><ited President Crabtree,, May 5-6. Su perin te ndent Hayes !'p ent a da y in vi si t in g t he cl ass rooms a nd fa mili arizin g him sc:f w ith the school work in genera l. H e a lso gave a pleasa nt talk in c ha pel. Miss Pansy McK inney, a ssistil nt in t he piano department, went to Li ncoln . May 14toattend the concert g iven by th e Minn ea polis Sympho n y Orch es tra Compa n y. S he a l so v isited M iss On a Hill , a s tudent here the first se mes ter but n o w in t he University of Nebrask a. Miss Winona P ro per, '10, a nd her si ster Miss E . Verne Proper a t eacher in th e Nebraska City schoo ls vi sited in Peru, Sa turday, May 14. Miss Vern e m a de arrangements to attend both this co ming summer school and next year when s h e w ill be a member of the class of 1911. The Century Sund ay School Class at the :Baptist church held a very pleasa nt picnic in the woods ne ar Pikes Pea le May 14. Mr. Weldon, their teacher, lead the happy band to a chosen spot whe re a fine camp fire was built o ver which coffee

wa s preparl' d nnrl " \\'<' n llit·,: t":' s <t·d . Aft 1·r ,.; u pp<· t· :dl _:.!:tthen· d :t •o u n d tlw fire a nd l i ~ t • ·•••·d t " : t kt r ,.,. fr ,. m .\1 r· ~ •. ,.r,.,,.n \\'btl \\': 1,.; lL' l d l l T ,. f t ltC cl :t..: ,; w h iJt- in f' t• J'U.

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n-Uir\' :11HI the Y. \ I C .-\ 1· cc ivl·d much h ·ndi t fn 1111 hi · ;, hi t· n d v in·. Pn·,irlcnr C n• ht r·,·e, l'r·, ,f,·s,:<l!'!-' Brnwrte ll . R •u ;< t·. lk lz,·ll :tnrl c .. nll'll " ' t•·n<l ed the Sc honlmn st cr·',. C luh . .VI ay 1:--1 . Thi ,: w;~s th.- l:t " l m(.'(·t irtg of the .n ·; 11· a nd : d ..: n t t1e m e<·till :! whl' n Lh e m t· m lwr,.; <1re p r iv :li t!Trl t o t·i!l« · their ladit·,: M r·s Craht t·ee a nd Mr:-: . Brnwnell a ccompanied their hu,;hnnrl s t o Linc oln f, , •. thL ev<:nt "M, th<·r's Day " wn s ve ry g:t·ne•rt ll y ohs t' r vl' rl hy th t· s tu den t s of th e No rrmd. M on: 'than si x hundn·rl whit e ca t·n at io ns wen· worn on S undr~ y in hon or of moth,.. r a n d home. O f ::1 ll the cu,.;tn m s ohscn·ecl b y t he A m erica n p eo ple , thi s is s urely tht> mo>< t co mm end a b le and i t is t'Spcci :•ll y g r:ttify ing that i t was o u r ow n g:nvt:>rr. o r w ho is:<ned the first proclam11tion fo r its o h s t'r v a nee. The g irl s at Oak G l<:n. nnd c r t he 1·er y able a nd skillfu l m a nagL· mcn t of i\ 'li ~s Alli ngh a m, ent e r ta in ed at a v e r y unique and d a inty lu nchl' on May 11 . Th e room s were bea utifull y deco ra t~:d in o a k lcavt'~ and s n owballs . The lu nc ht'o n was ;:er verl in pro gressi ve crm r ses , th e g ues t s goin g: from o ne s uite of r oo m,: to th e next until a ll th e courses we re se rve d . The genet·a l sc heme of the eve nin g ' s e nte rtainm ent wa s b ea utifully wo rk e d o ut a nd r ~: fl ects a great deg ree o f c redit on i\lli ss Allin g ham , who act(:d a s h ostess. Th e gues t ~ o f h o nor w ere President a nd Mrs. C.r a btree, Professo r and Mrs. Brownell, F:'-r 9.fc;ss,or a nd Mrs. Rou s e, S uperintendent D. W. H a yt's


T II E :\ l>l< 1\1.-\ LITE anrl C o unty Supc ritlll'llOl' nt J. C . ll nrri:;:s of] cffl·n:on Co un ty w h o vi:< i tcd in Pl' nt, l\1ny 9 -10 . l\ lt·. :\hra m !". a g r:1du n t c o f t h e F airbury high :<cho n!, :tnrl n t ca c h l' r thi>: yea r in the sch o o ls nf Jcn·l· r~ on co unty. ,-i;:ited the Nnnn n l. :\T ny 1 2- 1 ~ a nd m a d e n rrn ngc· m ~:nt s t o c ntl·r tlt l· j uni c11· cl n s s here llt' xt yen t·.

One of th e m ost ddi_ghtful socia l functions of the ycnr was h eld at th e Crabtree home t\l n v 14 between the ho urs o f three and fi,·e ,~hen• r. lrs . Crabt ree eutertained the members of the Fortnightly Art Club. :\ot onlv we:e the present members of t he club irl\.-ited but e\·ery one w h o han nt a ny lime bec n n mem h er . The house was benutifu lh· nrrang t·d a nd deco rated . M1ss Austin n n.d hl r s. \\ ecks furnished several sekct io ns o f music . Mrs. Sha mbaugh presidl·n aL the punch b o wl. Before the dep a rture o f the gues ts, the C lub pre~en~ed l\l r s. Crabtree with the beautiful pam t mg "Foa o n n n Ju a n ~lountain" by the faroous ~C o lorndo painter, Charles Part n'd ge Adams. to s how in n !'!mall meas ure their apprecia tion for her work as president of the club for the past three years.

Cn ~H: h X . C. Scott ~~ to len v c the i'!ormal. Jun e first fn 1· \\'c!"t e rn Re.en·e l'nin·rs ity, Clcn: land . O hi o . :\[r. Sco tt wi ll h a"c spec ial c hn rg c o f th e fo n t hnll, h oclc cy anrl h a>: c ba ll team s :tnrl his sa la ry fo r foo l hall alone \\'ill b e alm o st tw ice \\'hnt he 1·eee in ·s h c r·c. Thi s i!" n n excelknt p rom ot io n for J:\1!·. Scott n nrl is a ll the m o re of a compliment to him bccau>:e Cle vclnnd is his h o m e a nd Western Resen·e 'Cni,·erKeep a ,~arm spot in your heart for Old s it y is his Alma ~later . l\l r . Scott's going Peru. You will soon be lea ving Peru. i s a d estined loss to th e Normal and to H ope you w ill ha ,·e a pleasa n t \'acation. a thletic work in gen e r a l here. • whc::n you co me b ack to Peru next year o r \\' heu yo u come back t o visit remember Sever a l of t h e int im ate friends of E li:mthat Wi leys is the place for a ll school_ ~e­ beth Cu r r y a 1·rang ecl w h a t they s upposed cessities a nd the place fo r the most dehcww o u ld b e a delightful s ur p rise to celebrate us cold drinks in town. If you need a ny her birthday May 11. By skillful m a n thing in your sc hool work next yea r let agement Mi:;s Curry w as condu cted to the me know a nd I w ill be glad to sr nd it to Mutz h o me. wh ere th e eYcut w as to be you. - H . K Wiley. held. Miss Cu l'l'y ve r y inn oce n t ly sa t t hr u t h e eve nin g w i t h o ut being awn r e Suggestions that will be posted later fo r Sum mer School studen ts. t h e r e was a nyt h ing s p ecial oeing done for he r , b u t a t last wh en the refres hme nts Don't mai l yo ur letters in w aste paper w ere being served th e gi rl s bega n to feel b o :<..es. so m ew h a t disturbed at E lizabeths ca lm , Don 't be alarmed a t the ringing of a bell matte r-of-fa ct m a nner a nd finally drew a t nin e-thirty p. m .-there is no fire. her o ut to ask w hat it was a ll for. Stv~r­ Don ' t picnic o n Mt. Vernon lawn , it's a l o f the g irls eaged y said " Why ism't it n ot a p ublic par k. vour bir t h day?" "No g irls," replied E lizDo n 't use u p yo ur money buying bra kes ~bcth, "it is -a week f1·om today. " Who t o use on the hills. You ' II ge t used to was surprised more, E lizabeth or the girle them . who arranged the party? Those p resent Dun ' t t a ke books from library with out were Louise Herrick, Beth Eve rson , Ma ry having them reco rded. The libra rian has Wyn n , Nellie Aker, ] att ic H endric.ks, E liza- p lenty of time but it is unh a ndy to stan d b eth Cu r ry . Ho p e and E un ice .Mu t z an d a t the door a n d t ake note of the books Franc~a Willard B la k e. t ba t leave.


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A w ell-kn o wn rl oc t n r rccei\·ed t he fo llo win g: Dea r Om· t o r - .Vly m o thcr-in -lnw is nl d eath' !-; d oo r . Please hur r y O\'C r n nd pull her thr o u g h .

' ' Lit t le h o y, ca n I go thru thi s g:ne:" "l g u ess so; n loa d o f h a y w ent thru it thi s m o rning' '

A lit t le g irl a b o ut se v ..- n e nte r ed a s t o re the o the r d a y t o proc ure s o me clo th to m a l; e h e r d o ll a dres s. Whe n h a nded the pHekage s h e a s l< ed the c o s t . ''Jus t one kiss,'' Raid the m e r c h a nt . ''All right ," w a s her r e pl y . "Grandm a s aid she w o u ld p a y y o u wh e n s h e comes in tomorrow."

T o sh ave yo ur· face a nd b rush yo ur h air, And then yo ur Sunday clo thes to wea rThat' s p repa ration. And then upo n your ca r t o ride, A m ile o r two to w alk besideThat's tra ns po rta tion. And t hen before t he door t o smile, And t hi nk yo u 'll stay a g o o d lo ng w hileThat' s expec t a tion . And then t o find her no t a t homeTha t' s thundcra tio n!

Mr. B- ''John , have you ever been thru a lgebra?" John-"Yes, sir, but I went throu g h in the nig ht a nd didn't see much o f the place. "

.:!From English Strayed-A white bull-dog from its owner wearing a silver collar.

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\\' 11 n tt·rl-.-\ pi:111o fu r la dy. with m n hoga ny !t'gs. Los t- An um b rella ·by a n o l!l g t'n tkman wi th n bent rib a n d n b one ha nd le. O n t he firs t of :\pril there w as s n o w a nd the su n wns so w ::t rm th at it w :~ s m elting. We hnn· twn ~ch oo i r oo .n s ~ufficiendy !urge to acco mm o da te l ou pupils one a b o ve the other. Ou t he pa per w as a circle clrn wn by a lit t le h ov St!vcn it.ches in circ umference. An o ld m a n carri..-d a la rge umbre1la with g ray ha ir and red ....,·hiskers . F o r Sale-A la rg e d og. Sweet disp osit io n a nd ea t s a o y tning. Very fond of children .

A m an en tered a g r ocery sto r e a nd bega n kn oc king tbe Iris h . He w as a J e w. The gmceryru a n was Iris h . Fina lly th e Jew suid : ' 'Show me a n Irishm a n a~d I will sh o w you a do g !" The merch a nt s t e pped from behind the co unter and ady a ncin g t o w ard the J ew with his fi ~ts doubled up soid in a vo ice th a t mig ht hov e bt>en hea rd in Cuba, " I'm Iris h!" ' ·Veil ," said th e ]<'w, '' I'm a d og ."

A little girl s t o od in a city m ea t m a rket wuiting for someone to attend t o her w a nts. F ina lly the proprietor w a s a t libcrtv, appro at·hed her and s a id b e nign a nt!;·, " I s the re a nything you w o uld like, little gi rl ?' ' '' Oh y es sir, plea se, I w a nt a dia m ond ring . a sealskin sacque , a r eal for eign n o blem a n, a pug dog, a bo x a t the oper: a ud e ver so m a ny other thin gs; but a ll rna w a uts is ten cents worth of b o lo-

gna." The fa mily were gathered around the brett kfnst table when little Bobhy broke the silence. " Father." "Well, " said the much-worried pa ren t. "1 ha d the funniest dream la st night." "Is that so? What did you drea m o f ?"


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"I dream ed I w ent to heavt-n and whenSJ got to t he door St. Peter gave me a piece ot c h a lk, s h owed me a ladde r nncl told me t o cli mb it a n d w ri te the ev il s 1 hac! committed on the r o und s. About ha lf V\ ay up the ladde r I hea rd so m e th ing above me nncl loo ked up, and wh o do you think I s aw com ing clown?' "Why I don ' t know, wh o?" "Well , it was you." rep lied t he so n . "And what was I coming down fo r? '' " After more chali<."

I t is quite a s ha rd as ever to get ah ead of Pat. Th is was p r oved t he other day during a tria l in a n English court room, an I rish wit being examined as to h is know lege of a sh ooting affair. "Did you sec the s hot fired?" asked t h e m agistrate whe n Pat had been sworn. ''No, I only heard it." "That eviden ce is not sa tisfactory," sternly, ''St and down."

The w i tness pt·occcdccl to leave the hnx, and direct ly h is back was turned ln u g hed cl e r is ivl'ly. rh e magistrate. indi gna nt a t the co nte m pt oft·nurt ca lled him ba c k n nd asl;ecl him how h e dan.:d laug h in co urt. ''Did yc sec m e l:tugh. you r hon o r? " "::\o s ir, but I hc:.u·d you." " ~f h at e vide n ce is n ot sat isfactory ,"said Pat qu ietly, and th is time cvet·ybod y laughed-even the magi s t rate .

''The b a ker.'' s::ticl the )mow ing youth "is th e happi l·st man e\'CI'. Evct·ything he sti rs up p a n s o ut well. All h e kn ends is h is , he h as d o ugh to burn and h is s t ock is still ri s ing. H e cenainly takes the cah! H e's a stining c hap nn d does t h in gs up brown. T h o ugh he is we ll b red a n d is so m e what o f a h igh r olln, h e i s n ot abo Yc mixi ng w i th h is h a nd s. Bcsioes he is pious a nd c heerfu lly ices hi s favors for everybody . The bnk c r is t h e v r ig inal wise man o f t he yeas t."

ONE OF T I-l E L ABORATOR I ES


PROF ESS I ONAL

L. L. Eells

CARDS

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HA.RAJIAN, A. B. < 0. 0. S.

DENTIST

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West Side of Court House Square

OFFICE O VER C ORNER DRUG STOR E

South Auburn, Nebr.

OF'F'ICS PHONE 2 7 RESI D E N CE PHON IS 12

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SH eLLHORN ,

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Resid e nt First hou se N. o t M rs. Kings. Phone 6. O ffico 0 11 g ro und floor in rear of A. L. Carm e n's Store. P H ONE 31 PERU, NEBRASKA

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Wltb Dr. l)arrls

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L. A. PAlltCHILD, M. D.

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OFFICE OVER BANK

Patronize the Norma lite A fiv ertisers

BURRIS DRUG

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Suggests o. few appropriate presents

tor Cottttttencetttent Week Sterling Silver N. S. N. S. Spoons from 50c to $2.50. Hand Engra ved . Watch :Fobi with Sterling Silver N. S. N. S. Mounting 50 cents. Sterling Sil ver St ate Norma l Pins, Diamond a nd Flag Shape 25 cents each. Leather Bound Books, P oems from 75c t o $2.00. Popula r Copyrig ht Books 60 <.:ents. We ahw carry a. n eat lime of Gift Books in F a ncy Binding. Select Stuff from 5 0c to $ 1.50 . The College girl 's Record Book. Latest Edit ion $ 1 .50. N. S. N. S. Stationery a t from 3 5c to 60c a. box. Our line or Stationery is nea rly a ll E a ton Hurlbut goods. A nice selection of P enna nts frnm 50c t o $1.25. We are also Bhowing a very <:omplete line of MoorEl's Waterma n 's, Huston ' s, Onto a nd P a ul E. Wirt Fountain P ens. All pens so ld o n a g ua ra.n tee. Don't forget our Senior Cla As post cards. They a re tine. Each 5 centR. Local View Phot og raph J•OSt cards Two for 5 cents. T inted vi11w cards four for 5 cents. Last but not lea st. We carry a nice line of Eastman's Kodaks a nd Premo Ca mera s. Thf\se g oods need no int roduction . They a.r e the best ma de.

Burris Drug Go01pany

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PIANOS That Please "' At the right pr1cc

Gaskill Music Co. Nebras ka City, Nebr.

SPECIAL PRICES until after Commencement The crowning of you r school days will soon be hf're. Tha t boy or g irl and their friends will expect something. We have bargains in WatcheA, Chains, F obs, Rings, Rraceletts, a ll kinds of Jewelry a nd Silrerware. We can save you money a nd give you the besti of satisfaction if you will buy of J. C. CHATELAIN, the Stud ent's FriP-nd I

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TheN. S. N. S. Jewelery Store Remember yon pay nothing for what you do not get.

J. G. Chatelain Peru, Neb.

The Only Reliabl e Jeweler

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Is filled with desirable and tasty pieces suit1:1.ble for the Commencement Gift Season. The ideas are new a nd catchy and t he prices mean a saving t o you. I will enjoy your visit of inspection, a nd extend to you a. cordial invitation to visit my store when in Nebraska City. · JEWELER, REOISTERED OPTIClAN ORAND HOTEL BLOCK

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The ''SMILE'' GOODS Webster's definitions t:>f the word 'smile' are 1st, "Propitious or favorable disposition." That'~"" Us 2d, "A pleasant or joyful aspect." That's the B u yet¡ 3d, "A pleased expression of the face ."

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President D. W. Hayes. The ne w pre~irlt·nl o f th e Peru S t rate Nnrml'll. Profe~!'Or 0. \V . H nyc·!'. cntncd upon hi!' act ive duti cl' at l'cru, j11ne 3. Ht' h::ts aln·ady tnkl·n h old o f t he complex ndmini~trativc m:~ c him· ry with t he stl·; ~tly h:t nd of a mH s tl't'. and the s11mtm·r !"C'hool h as opened without break o r dis turb:tnce in t hc continuity of ;;ch ool work. Presirlcnt Hay<:s has made a line impressi o n upon fa culty ::tnd citiz· n ~. <'~nd i!" rccl·ivin g the loya l s uppo rt o f all c:onc(·rn cd in the welfare of the . 'ormal Emim:ntly f:1ir and open t • a ll his co-wo rl;crs and rl o min:1ted hy no ne, he gin:s promise of being one that ~h:lll fully ma in tai n the ~tanda rd of progress a nd development ~ct up b y the lo ng line o f distinguished and able pre.-lccc!"so r!" in his o ffice . In his age ~ti ll uurlcr the vital rl cad line o f fo rt y yea r s. he hns co me r::~pirlly but s teadily to th e front in his profc~ si o n , e:tch a dv a nce h avi ng been m ::~dc upon a ~ubs tHntia l ba sis of CFi rned s ucccs!'es. His experience ba s been ric h ::~ nd vn ried , ::~nd he comes to his pre~ent positio n a lert to all the prohlems it presents but equipped t o solve the m as they are presen ted . In s.:holars hi p President Hay es is recogni zed as hroad a nd th oro, and this has been ripened b_v ,·aried teaching. He is accounted by t h ose wh o know his work as a superior teacher. It is in the w ork o f an executive, how e ver, that he is peculi a rly conspicuous. It is said th a t while he was superintendent of t he Alli ance schools every ch a nge o r a dditi on h e proposed to the b oa rd of educa tion was un an im o usly adopted. This was because he th o ro ly m aste red every detail of the pro blem in hand and was certain of his groun d befo re an adv a nce w ~:~s mnde. H e is therefore neither rad ical nor conserva tive, bu t safely and steadily prog ressive. Those who kn o w President H ay es bes t arc m o st confiden t t hat he w ill serve Nebraska well as the head of he r oldest s tate

n o 1·mnl. li e enters UJ> O il hi s lnho r s witb the h<:[tr ty good wi!'hl'S nnd s uppm·t o f the rl'lirin g president and of ull friend s nf Peru.

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The Retiring President. F ro m l11c :-;<,rmnl

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It wns nry fitting a t th e t•l osing chnpel l'Xl'l'cisc nf the reJ,!ul a 1· schoo l year. t hat th e l:tst formal u;l)llte t o !VII'. Crabt r ee as n: t\rin g pn:sidcn t sh o uld be paid by Prof. Brownell . who is a l!'o ~oo n to go t o n nothct· lidd o f la b or. M iss Ellis in in tt·oducing Pn•f. Brownell !<poke o f him as ' ' the o ne to wh o m we all delight to liste n. Certain it is th n t Prof. Bt·o wncll a nd his subject n·C('ivcd nn at t t•nt io n in i t S\ If eloquent. lt is n o t possible to g i,·e the wh o le of the a ddress bul afte r spcak in;(of t he little concern with w hi c h the Am~"rica n peo ple a rc p rone t o view c h a n ges of Admin istration , he cxpn:s!<ed the fe a r that we pa!<S o ver suc h changes too lig ht ly ::~nd the' convicti o n thul s uch chan g-es in th e administrat ion of educa ti o n a l in s tilutions invo h·e m ore serious co nsrq ucnces than in the political world. ' He s ketc h ed. in brief, the recent material im prove men ts at Per u s hn w ing h ow intimately t hcy <t re connected w i t h the efficient w ork o f the sch ool, a nd ca lled attenti o n to the fact t hat great advances in t hi s r t'spec t h ad come within the past s ix years. H e spol\e o f the increased prestige th e school h a d gA ined within t hat period a nd a ttribut ed that to President Crabtree's t h o ro kn o wledge o f Neb rasl(a educa tionnl co nditi o ns ga ined w h ile h e was high school in spector and to his executive capaci ty in m eeting t h ese n eed s in th e Peru norm a l. H is r ela tio n t o the facu ltY, th e speaker s um ma rized by saying," held the h ead o f each depa r t ment re~ ponsible fo r r esults, a nd h a mpered t h e m with a mi ni mum o f r es trictio ns." Recurring t o th e m ateria l improvements of t he sch ool, he spok e o f the president's unusual abili ty in meetin g

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m e n . a nd i n securin g t h e ir h elp in b uil d ing up th e state' s t'd11 c a tion a l in s titut io 11 s by legislat i ve ::~ pp r opria t io n s. In cl o!5ing Pro fessor Bro wn e ll said; "In him th e s tu · den t h as a l ways fo u n d ::~. symp <~th eth: list· e ner a nd H k in d a d v iser. Eve n th e o ne w h o h as been a s tud ent a nd w h o is n ow o ut at wor k in so m e d is t a n t pa rt of the state kn ows th a t in Pres. C t·abtree he h as a safe a nd r ea d y cou n sellor s h o uld there c0 m e a need. ' ·Thus to r elieve the w r etched was h is pr ide,

And e'en his fai ling-s leaned to virt ue's s ide His read,v s mile a parent 's warmth expre~sed T heir wdfa t·e pleased hi m, a nd their cares d is· tressed .'' $

Mrs. J. W. Cr abtree. Don na Wilson C 1·abtree h as been w hil e in P..:ru a n in >'pira ti on f~r be t ter living t o a ll w h o l>ne w her. H er wo r k wit h the F or t nig htly Art Clttb h as perh Aps en· clea red htr to t he wi dest. circle. As pr esident of t he clu b s he planned w isely an d


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W. CRABTREE .\.:\0 DA UC IIT E I(S, E t:; :\I C E A:-:0 LEYER!'\E

executed with clea r judgment. She gave genero usly of her time in resea rch, a nd this effort combined with her knowledge of a rtists and their work, ma de h er a resourceful leader. H er thoughtfu l words and kindly interest will he greatly m issed by h er cowo rkers in th a t o rg ani za tion. At the final m teting o f the Art Club for the year, Mrs. C rabtree "'路as presented

with the beau t iful little o il painting of a n Alpine scene that has for m o re than a year been hanging iLl the pres ident's office, and in add iti 0n she ,,路as the 1路ccipient o f many cut flowers. All this th e clu b feel w as a sm a ll ret urn fo r the inest i mable se r vice Mrs. Cra btrec h as r endc.: red t he At路t C lub o f Peru in the six yea r s s h e h as worked so faithfully w ith the dub.

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Professor Brownell and Inspirational Peru. .\ . J .

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~ l'\' lT:I I y1.:ars ag o wh ~· n the \\\·st wn ~ in it s i nl;llll'Y and indu~t•·i,•.- \n·rc b<·ing-hnrne :lCI'O!'S I h <· Clll lli lll' ll t;tf di\·ich:. :1 gn:~:t t d cctri c~tJ l'"ttlpa n y. <': q >i l:di %crl at : n ~l ll \ t ho us:II HI ~ of cJ ., l:1rs wa,. l'n·a t <·rl t " ~ u p;• h· the dc n• :• tt tl fcH· <' l<ct ri ca l l'li <Tg \' in dt l'. S: dt L :tl<l' \ ':dk·y. Th,· pl :1n n l thi s co m pany \\'OIS lll tl"l' Sll111C U II C 11f th l' 11U 11l r r OUS

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stn·:1ms o f t he \V asa t c h mountains fur furni ··hin g JHl \\'CI·. Ttll'ir s en n ·h fo r a ~ tn•<ttn p n 1cticahk· fo r the puq)l)se ~e<· nwrt to he in vain lwc:_1usc n(•ctrly ull of th e m dricci up, O l' practic:.tl v s o , during the dry s cHso n of the Y''l:ll'. But fina ll y th cy found o ne which fl o wed cnntir.uc.u~ly with undimin · ished fo •·cc thro ughout th e yea 1·. l'h ey c h ose thi s !' t l'<·arn; n <•t becaus<' it was wide ana d cl·p . Yt' L it was wi d e <~nrl ckep; n o t b ecau s e it w as clear and strong . and y e t it wa s ciL·n r 11 nd s t r o ng; hu r ··a thl·r bee a u!'c it flow ed c o ntinu o u s ly th e y ea r aro unrl . Were I ask e d t o s h o w y o u the g rande~ t -,·icw in C o lo r n do I would n o t take y o u t o

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be-clouded and fri~d Pike's P ea k. but t o In!'pirn ti o n Point where H elen Hunt J ackson w as \\ o nt t o l'it as s he wrote he r In rli n n poem s. And becau!'c o f the m<·m o ry o f her n n d her work s one is leci t o Yisit the po int. As o ne ~its o n t h n t grea t p o int nud g-:•7.t'S ofT int o blue !'pace, a stra ngc qui t· tm·ss St<·al:: o ver one as one a ttempt s to co mprelwnrl the vastnes!' o f th e pn no r ~tmH spn·arl out b,·fnre. Bu t wh en one !' t n ps tn think that he re whe re o ne is ,.:itting. loo king o ut upun this g rent sccne. Hl•le n Hunr ]11 c k,;on once s~1t a nci wrote. then it h t·cn nt e!' · Jn s pinttion Point ' inrl eed . Just ~o . \\'c w u uld pn·sen ·e this ,:chool n t l'crn :~ s d• e true ins pira tio n po int of :'\<·hrn s ka . Bur tiH-re is o ne here wh ose p 11:::elll'C l<·arls nHirl,Y to ,·isit t he pl:\ce. a m n n w ho,;e pre,:e nc .... mak es t his school a n ins pir:ttion ind<'<'O. We hnvc a greR t sc h n "l. 1he ,-ie w is br oad a nd gra nrl h ut wi • h 1his 111:111 here it becn nu:s & p iHct' w ht·IT life power is recci,·cd a nci pcrso n n lit ,. Jll'Oinnt crl . I n·fe r t o n 11ne other th a n Pr11fcs::nr llt·•·b.:rt Brownell. Yo u :tln•:td_v know th a t th e Univers i ty of o ur state. wi.- hing t o enril·h irs fuculty h : •~ t•·ic·cl to re m o ve thi.- s o urce of in !<pirn ti <~ u from the true inspira ti o n point, to a pl:tt·e wh ere hi s person:tliry an d influence m:• y ltc·com e clo urlerl bet:a us t· o f less persc •n :d co ntRct wit h s tudc n ts. I w o uld hHve you to kn o w t ha t t he ,· 1..· husc this m:1n n m o ng men. a s t he company d,,,.e th e mountain strca nt. not bel' nuse h<: is widt: :wrt dee)J. a nd ye t he i!' wirll· and cice p ; not beca use hl· is clea r a nci s trong, ;~nd yct he is clear a nd str o ng; hut rotlwr they ch ose him heca u!'e hi s s pirit o f lo _vHity to purpose. his lo y <d ty to d uty :~nd loy11lty to hi~ n ssociates and s..: h no l. h is loy:dty . in f<tct, t o t h a t tas k whic h Go d g ave him t n d o, has been co n t inu o u !' for thes e sc,·cn h:en y cm·s. And y et we unanim o usly wish 1\Jr. Browne ll ;:ucces~ in the co u rse he dt·cidc.upo n n nd althoug h w e hope rh nt his in ~ pirati o n a l pen:rmalit_r ma y rcmn in her~·.


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we a ll congratulate him a mi rejoice with him o ver the ho n o r recen tly conf.:r rl'd u pon him.

M rs. Brow n ell. It is hig hl y fitting t ha t , with th e going fro m Pe r u or Profcs!"or Bro w nell, men tio n !"hould be ma de of M r s. Bro w nell a n d t he fnm ily, w h o h[tve entered so in tim a t ely into the life of Lh e v ill uge fo r t he past sevcnto.>en vcnr!'. T h e Bro w n ell h ome is o ne o f the i;lea l homes ,,f Peru. a nd n o t t he leas t of the eduC'atio nal forces o f t he co m munity has been the family life i n that home.

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Not only has Mrs. Brownell been a domestic force in the community, but she has heen an acti ve faC'tor in much that b us made for better t hi ngs in community li fe as well. Fit ted for leadershi p by na tu re and by education sh e h as used he r powct·s always for good in church and society. 1-ler deeds and her ser vice are well known io Peru and in hurid r er! s of h o mE's out side of Peru, and need not be he re retold. It must suffice to say that she wi ll be mi ssed in Peru as much as any woman who is a great moral force ran be missed a nywhere, and her going will he attended by

more heart p •tngs than she may he pcnnitlccl pt•n,;nn:tlly to know. hut al-.o with the hearty go n d wishes of all he•· ft icncls nnd m•ighhors. New Member s of the Fnculty. \\'i lh the open ing o fS umrnct· ~chool ,:cv. crttl new faces npp•: nn.:cl on the c h ape l p lntform :tl the co11voc:ttion llo ut·. Space d ocs n< ll permit :1~ co m plt:tc a 111cnt io n :t!; th e s ubj ec t wo uld ju sLify and we mu !;t co nte n t ou rselves with only a brief menti o n . i\liss ll nwx ln·. as mentioned d~c wh erc in the~<' colun;ns comes to ncntpy lhe place temporarily m ade vaca nt by ;\Irs . ~cttl eton. S he has o,·erflowing classes <t nd is pro,·ing to be a st r o ng teacher of \' Ocn lcxp'rcssio n. He!' ,·ivacity n nd gcnin lt ty nclrled to he r rccogn i7.t:d effici e ncy m~tl'e hcr a o ne o f t he popu lar su m me r sc h ool ins trncto rs. M iss Rl'cd tempo r a r ily fills M iss H osmer's p lace in t h e ki n d e rgarten cl ~ part­ mcnt. M iss Hos mer n ow bei ng o n a much m·cd t d ,·ncatio n at her h o me in La T'orte, I nd. M iss Reed is a Peru k indergnrlt·n alumnn o f the early p u r t of the d tcn rlc now closing, and h as don e both g r adunte :~ncl fit"ld work in the inte r val o f h<'r :tbscnce from Peru. Ex u berant sympathy fairlv bt·ams from her cou n tenance and we k n o ~v the ld n dcr gar ten children mus t be happy in h er schoolroom. M iss Rad er come'S to us from the State Un iver s it y a nd is in c h arge o f the p ilysi:al training o f t he yo un g lad ies or t he school. S he fi lls f L lo n g fel t wa n t in the gy mn asium a nd is m o r e str o n g ly r eco m mended hy Dr . C lapp of t h e Uni versity th a n any othe•· of the st ude nts w h o have come u nder h is n ot ice a n d t r a inin g. T he State Bon r d h ave not vet fou n d a successor to Mr. Scott, but ~i t h the opening of the fall semester, at hlctics in Peru wil l be as well loo ked after as in any school in the state. T he Dn i ,·ersi ty not excepted.


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01{. FHEDERICK T . !lOUSE, OF OMAHA

Dr. Rouse Preaches Great Sermon. On S unrl ay , l\'ln y 29 in the c h apel Dr. F'rf!de rici< T . l<ou se preac hed the bacca· l a ureate ~ermon. Dr. R ouse is a deep thini<er a nd a man o f g reat p er so n a li ty, and th e sermo n was a mine of ric h thought. Following are some p a rag r ap h s fro m his talk, which was peculi a r-

ly fitting t o the occasion:

T ex t , ' ·In stead o f the fathers s h a ll be th e children whom t h ou wil l mai<e pt·inces in a ll the eart h. S ubject, " H uman ity 's Legacy ." A hu man genLr ation lasts hut a li tt le ove r 40 years. Three times i n a cen t ury t he first part o f this text co mes tru e. " Instead of the fathers sh a ll he th ('ir chil dren. I n 4o ye :.~ rs t he immen ~e wea lth of this gcuemtion. ~400, -


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0 00 000,000, will be p assed to ot her ha nds. All our farm s rail roads . s t oc k,; , bonds. parks. r oans, treasures, ci ty prop· "rty will be tntnsferred to t he co ming ge ne ration . Al l ou r h n me!', libr:•ries, :1rt treasures, in,;tituti o n s , h ei rl ooms, we give up by wi.J l or against w ill; we pa"s O\'cr -•s the great legacy irom this ge n era t ion t o t he n ext . :-lOT PRODUC I NG OU H K! XD .

On e o f t he most seri o u s fHc t s in A mer icn is t h at o ur original settlers are feti ling tn pro duce t he ir k ind. We a re not growin g our, ow n stock to po pulate America The n ;~t ive Ame rica ns ha ve beco m e u n prorl ucti,,e. It is a tragic thing when the cripture is no lo ngcr tru e "His seed is in him self a fte r his kind ." The re arc three po ints o f contact thi s generation h as wit b the coming o ne, the psy c hol ogica l point a nd m ome n t whc:n it can p r oj ect into it the. qu a li ties whic h it needs fo r its dcs t tn y mightil·r t ha n o urs. T hese I wi ll ca ll t h l' h o me , t he sch ool a n d the st reet. I. Our firs t duty to t he com in g generation is in the home. The pa rent who thinks mor e o f get t ing a fo rt une fo r hi s children t han prepa r ing ch ildren fo r thei r fortune bas go t the car t before t he ho rse as b as the mo ther who cares mo re fo r clothes for her children than children fo r the clo thes. II . If w e cannot raise o nr own children we ca n train the children of o t hers. How hig h the calli ng. I t h ink of t he pathos and glory of the childless C h rist, who affectionate, a lover of chil dren a nd of his r nce, dE·prived of home. fa mil y . par enth ood , t he desidera t u m of hi s people, "was cut off fr om the land of t h e li ving." Yet as a teacher. a n inspirer of you t h, cou ld "see hi s seed , prolong hi s da y s nod the pleasure of the Lord could p r osper at his bands." lll. The las t g rea t poi nt of contact with the comi ng generation is on the highway. By highway, I mean not t he public

thoroughfare o nly hut thl· m :1rt. the pln~· · gro und. the pl:ly h o u!'<' . th~ o fli ec·-:d l t h:1t r em:•im: :il'tcr the hnme :tnrl ><chool lw,·c rl o nc their hr<:t. H ere l· ,·c •·y nwn. l \'l'ry wom ~111 i,; in lo co pnrcn t i><, :t t e n t hl-r o r a p:•rent. ll l·n · is whe re humanit\· is ~an~d or is l n~t. I t wi ll he your· duty ns public in !'t ru cto rs not n nl y t o trnin t h~ young w:11·rl 'i n the sc h ool hut tn h :-t ve a p;1rt :ts t•·••c ('itizcns in so imp r o Ying p ublic IIH'r·:ds :~nd l'onrl itinns lhnt y o ur work in l he sc h ools s h a ll nnt be v iti a ted h u t aider\ hy evil cuntHct in the g rt>:lt highways of life.

Comm encem en t D ay. The reg u lar co mmencem en t exerc ises o f the ~<>rmaJqccuned Tuesrlny morning a t 9:-1-;1 . F o ll owin g a s hort pmgrnm hy th e State Norm:-~\ Band. t he Sl' lli o r· clrt ss o r 1 8~ members, h ca rlerl by Pres . C rnbt •·ce a n d Miss Ell is, t he Rrl v ise r·. fi led in t o th e ch ape l to t ht• str a in s of The G lor·ia fro m MozHrt's T welfth Mass. Sea t e r\ o n t he p la tform we re Or. Luther P. Ludde n , H. M . Ch ilds. L . G. B r ian , and Dr·. B . L. Shellh o rn. members of the Normal B oa rd, and Dr. A. E. Wins hip, of Boston. The regular p rogra m fo llo ws: Piano Solo, Sallade in A Fla t.. .............. Chopin Effie M. Austin Invocatio n ............... ...... .................... .... .... .. Rev. W. E. Darrow Rock of Ages ......... ..................................... Buclt Mixed Qua r tette Anno unce ments .......................................... . T ro mbo ne Solo, T he King o f Love .\1y Shcp. herd l s .. .... ....... ........... ................. .. .. Gounod Cla re B. Co rn ell Co mmencement Add ress .. .. ................... .... .. . Dr. A. E. Winship Selection .................... ................................ .. State Normal Glee Club P resentation of Diplo mas a nd Certificates .. Pres. Bd. ofEduc,,tion Hon. H. :\1 . Childs The musical n umbe rs were a ll r e nd e red in a m a nner that well befitted the occasion . Dr. A. E . Winsh ip. the commencement


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D R . A. E. \\"1:-ISUIP, OF UOSTOK

orato r delivered a m aste r ful address on the th eme, "Gct t ing in the Game " His wealth o f inf o rm atio n and experience as a n e du cato r , together wi th hi s grent n atura l ab ili ty o s a convin cin g s p ra h cr e n able d him to present hi s a rg umcut in a mnn ncr th at was n ot o n ly entert a ining b ut instructive, f1·o m bcgining to end. Many o f hi s id ~· as were orig in a l. For in stn n cc, he defined education as projcc ti ve 111formati o n . H e presented t hi s p r opO!<ItiOn: Which wou ld you prefer to do-get in the g ame as an active p layc r or pay your money to si~ o n the bleach er s ?

H e rlh·ided t h e activities of life into t h ~ three clus!'es,-occupatior, trade and prof.·ssio n . The' first two clas!'C!' are engaged in bv m en for a living only. The profession- is n ot a profes!'io n unless engagerl in fell· itself, exclusive of t he idea o t fi n a nc ia l gain. He lnin gr<·at st ress o n the valnc o f prc pa 1·atio n fo r a life' s work. emphasiz ing the fu tility o f ene rgy expended without proper preparation. Wealth and power cou n t for but little if gai ned th e !'acrifiee of conscience. With work well done, wealth hones t ly gnined. power jus tly used and a clear conscience, a

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man can call himself sul·cessful. Or . \Yinship mentionerl his great admiration fo r Jam es G. Blaine anrl his unselfish work until he entered the cont r o n:rsy with C<lnklin in w hi ch each man plcdgc·cl himself to overthrow t he other's power. "Since then," h e !>aid, " I h ave h ee n asham<:d to ml·ntio n Blaine's n ~mc ev<:n ton member of my own poli tica l pnrty." H e closed his a ~ldress wit h a g lowing t r ibu te to th e retiring presid t:n t ,]. \V . Crabtree, in which he commended hi m for bringing the Norma l up to i ts present high standard, giving- him full c red il for its brilliant o u t look fo r the future, \vith the pr0phesy th:tt his work here was but a s tepping stone to something higher and better. Following the address Pres. Crabtree read the lists of diplomas and certifica t l'S, -1 82 Graduates, 108 Life certificates, 18 Trainer cer tificatt:s and 65 Junior ccrtifi eatcs, after w hich P rcs. Childs presented t he sen iors w i th their diplomas. .JI.

When Knighthood was in Flower. ' J he annua l commencement rain of Saturday. May 28 d id not interfere in the least with the presentation of the senior p lay "When Knight h ood Was in F lower" by Charles Major . The twelve h undrcd sptctators, who for three hours listened most attentively, gaye ample proof that this was the star even t in t he class' hist ory. One could easily picture himself in the old English courts w h en the curta ins o p ened firs t on garde n scene with cou r t' l adies a nd gentlemen enj oying a me rry dance, wit h Bower g irls throw ing r oses eve rywhere in their path. The cou rt scenery purchased especially for the occasion, rich in harmonizing colo rs , was a fi t back ground for the gorgeously dressed pl ayers No part great o r small was incomplete, tvery player did his worker with remark-

able uhility. 1-tl·x Trum:tn, wh o plnyed thl· rwr l of T..:ing Henry VII I. !' h owcd unu!'ua l tall'nt in l'xpre!'sion by j cst urc and bodily nttitudc. Thru the ~inc ~ hnrll·s o f s nrcnsrn in t o ne :tnd m <'l nner. thru his pre!l('lllHtion of diplomatic Yil lany, Russell Whitfield made the a udi ence dislike Buckinghnm m o re l'a ch time h e :tpplan·d. Sir Edwin Cnsl<odcn's pu r l w:ts taken hy OrCtt Littcoln whose quick and ski ll fu l :tctio n w:ts pro mim·nt throug h <. ut the piny . Charl<:s Rrantlon's best nncl m ost ~tdmirn­ ble characteristics ~ould h aY<: been n o bett er h r nnght o ut than by his impet·sonntor, All·:x: Stodda rd . His gmcions manner. hi s plcn sittg p cr so n;tlity m:u le him 11 fa,·ori te with his audience as w ell ns with t.bc Engli:-h court. The Princt·ss' Lndy 111 waiting-in the person of Ll•na Jackson, showed in every moyemcnt gntcc, dignity , nnd with :-tl ~~ deep sympat-hy for her mist ress. M is!' M ildrecl Buttler, as J\11a ry Tudor, g~ve a mos t ple~t s i ng int nprclati o n of everv m ood a n d ;tction o f t h:tt m os t faYOl'C(j yet most p1·ov o kin g of Ettgla nd 's p rin ccs~<:s. A characte ri s tic of her act ing throughout the play was perfec t l'ase w i t h which she chan ged from p ln in Mary Tudor to the princess sister of the kin ,o w he never the m ood possl·ssed her. The w01·k o f the cast cannot be oycrcstimatcd, nor will t he o utsi der ful ly apprecia t e the stren euous effort each one has put forth to rna ke this even t ~ n e of the m ost suct·essfu l in t h e' sc h ool's history . But unde r th e leaders hip, the m agnetic power of ou t· advise r , M iss E llis, w h o coochl·cl t he enlit·e play, w h o worked h o urs Rnd hours to ma ke eve ry d etail a complete success - under this a lo ne,co u ld th e p lay h n ve been w hat it was. So to h er we our owe deepest Hppreciation for '<vbat bas been done fo r the class of 1910. The sce nery. purchased by the class for the occassion , will be left by t hem as a gift to the school. The cast was as fo llows


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of Ft·n ncc \'arro TYler Th o m:'ls \\" oc>lsey, Bis ho p o f Lt ncoln . . ir Ad a m .Judso n. cousin of! E\·erett \\'ilson . J IJucl\ ing hant Duke of nucking-ham Ru -;;;ell \\'hitfield Duke d e Lo ng ,·ilk, en,·o ,· of Pt·a nee · Fr:tnk IT ug hes Ch nrle;; Rrand o n :\. J. toclda rd S ir Edw in Cas ko den, ma ster o f the Dance Oren Lincoln \\'ill S n mc:rs, t he: King's jes ter J ohn loat Capt. Ht·a dhurs t o f The Ro ,·a l 11 ind · . Lewis Ga rey H o ' l of t h<: ~tri ng & Bnw ta Yeru \V. Bo!'t dcr D. \\'hitfidd Officer of t he K ing's Gua rd <; haml'er la in \ Jaco b Schott ~en· an t at the f nnf Queen Catherine o f Engla nd Inez \Y acht~! i\1 a t·y Tudo r, Princess o f Eng land ~I ildn:d But ler Lady .J ane Bolingbro ke Lena Jackson Mist ress Anne B o ln1 Est her Bla nkenship i\liss J ane ey mo u;. Lena Freiday P age Cecdia \\'ehrs (Ward .\lacDowel Lee l~cdfcrn Lo1·ds o f the Co urt Geo rg-e Campbell R. D. Cole ( B a rbara Ca rd will Helen Heacock Belen Coleman Leola F ra nce Ladies of the Co urt Grace Harmon l\l a ry Wynn Est her E\·an s Agnes \ a n Oriel Kathryn Allen :"\label Zentz Jl'lowet· g ids Fet·n Brown \'ern ll nef11i n l i\1ary Sam es j Glen Parriott Sailo rs I Eugene Belden J Hen ry Nielsen Ta ilo rs / Edgar \Vycoff Victor Trukken Glenn Colburn W. T. l\l oo re Guards ) J ohn La nl!' I Frank fcn nings l Rollo J~osn ot A Pries t Cla rey Nielsen

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a n d Expression hall on the e\reniug of :V ay 3 0th. An in teresting progra m was carefully arranged a nd rend ered in a m a nne r that delig hted a ll who were present. Sci.re t a ry Dl'lzcll introdu.:ed Hon. C has. L ';! tto n, who n~ted a s presiding officer of the c \·en ing. President Crabtree received a g r a nd ovatio n as he a rose to extend a welco me to t he ,·isi tors. In th e cou rse o f his a ddr~ ss l\Ir. Crabtree re> ie wed t he plea sures o f his fi\·e years in attend a nce at the ~ o r ma l, and t he rea l satisfaction he has c:njoyed during his six yea r s a s president o f the in st itu t ion. H e declared his in te rest in Old Peru a nd expressed his appn•ciatio n for t he loyalty nnd co nfidence s hown o n t he part o f t he Alumni a nd tbe general sc hool fraterni ty of Nebrask a . l\I rs. Anna M oorehead Joy of t he class of1870 spo ke to t he a ssembl y as a represen tative of th e fi rst cla !'S c\·e r graduated fro m Per u. T o sit in her presence an d realize het· loy a lty to he r Alma Mater was enough to kin d le anew t he ever-burning Pc:-u Spirit. In 1890, when t he grad u ates o f that y ea r were about t o take lenve of th.: scenes of thei t· college d a ys, a reunion was pla nned t o m ee t in twenty years. Twenty years h ave p assed a nd seven ou t of sixteen graduates h o nor ed t he occnsion with t heir presence. Dr. Dext~r Ashley and Dr. Timmerma n came a ll t he way from Ne w York C ity to be p,resent at t he class reuni on. Dr. Ashley gave th e r espo nse to President C rab tree's add ress o f welcome. In t he absence o f Pres . F . M. Cline, Mr. C. M. Penny talked on 'O ur Alma Ma t er.' Oth~rs who too k part in the exe rcises were M iss Hazel J oy, '03, of'Li ncoln , M iss Adalyn Bla nkenshi p, 0. M. Good an d Miss Louise Mears, the latter two of the class o f 1895, a nd A. J. Stoddnrd, '10. L . A . Bates of S pring field assis ted by ot hers of the a lum ni sang the song fa miliar t o mans of th e early Norma l st udents, ''By the Side o f tbe Deep Plowing River.'' It was indeed a good time, a nd as the


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number of mc·m bcr s o f the a~~oc iati on inc reases fr0m vear to yea r th e annua l h o me comin<Y ,.. will fo rm nnl' o f the c hid cen t e r~ u f attraction in t he " llilb of Peru.''

President an d Mrs. Crabtree's Reception. F o liO\\ ing th e a lumn i p rogn11n on the cVt·ning o t May 3 0, l 'rc~ iclent nn rl Mrs . Crabtree ga ve their fa rrwcll n :l·epti nn t o s tudrnts , a lumni a nd fri end,; of the sc hool. The gnt hcring wns,·ery lu rgclyattenrl cd thl: gvmnasium during th e e!ltire en·ni ng being e ro wcl ecl l o its t;I)Jaci ty. Gr a rl u:<t es and under tlassmen \vcr<: tht re, nlumni and fo rm er s tu dents took occasion to nttend a nti th e citiz<:n s c• f Per u a 11d vicinity avui led th emseh ·es o f the o ppnrtunity and pri vilege. The tim e passed rapidly , everyone entering int o th e s pirit of th e occasion with t hat l'n th u s i :~sm and tart lestness that charactc1izcs th e parting of o ld fri end s. The reception wa s altogethe r informal in n ature, a nd a feeling o f good fell o w s hi p a nd hArm o ny c\·eryw here prc,•ai led . Mingl~d w it h th e sou nd s o f m erry lau g hter were the s train s o f beau tiful mus ic, while ro und t he table the g uests were ser ved with d a inty lu ncheo n . The c\·ening is one a lways t o be remembered, a nd as each b a de good nig ht t o t he host aorl his estim able wife, i t was n ot with out a feeling of g lAddened sadnessg lad because of the pri vilege o f t he associa tion already ours-sad beca u se kind friend s an d those we love a r e go iu g fro m u s. One ship goes east, another west, By the !ielfsa me winds that blow. 'Tis the set of the sail and not the gale That determines the way they go. Like the winds of the sea are the ways of Fate As we voyage a long thru life. 'Tis the set of the soullhat decides the goal And not the calm or the strife.

Department of Expression . In 1 !)07 the tour~c in oral l·x prc~sit>n of the :\ornw l wu~ g r:~d cd and so a rrnng cd hy M .-~ l >ai>-v U. :\cttlt•ton. he:td of the dcpnrtlll l'llt.- .1 ~ t o nw l<l' it po~s i bk· fo r a se nio r . wh o lwei t:tktn two ycnr~ in cxprl'Ssion to n·ccive :1 spcci ul d ipl o m a ~1 s :111 ac· l<n owh-g cnl t nt o f th t sntis faclor y co mpleti on nf th t• c nursc. In th o n >ncss nncl compl tll· llc~~ t he co urse co mpan.:s fu ,·n r:~blv w ith otlw r rlcpanmc n t s in t he stn t l'. Th ~ wnrk do ne h e n .: is <: ITdi tl·d l' y t h e collq..!<:s a nd unin: r~ i tic~ uf Nc bn1skn and by so mc of tht btst ~c h uols of Boston and Chic<'~go . E:<ch year ~in cc the g r aded systt-m w:t s inaug ura ted st ud t nts hav e s pecializl·d . I n 1 907 J\ l i~s \\'i lmn C lin e r eccin·d n di p lo m a; in 1 !)() :vi iss l\lnrgn ret Dunlap nnd i\lrs. Dor~cy i\1Stjor~. nee. Miss iVJ;•y j o nes; in 1 909 :\li ss Krth c rin c Hank s, :tnrl in 1 9 10 l\ 1iss Ed n a Barn cs . May 23 Mi~ s Ba m cs g:l\·e a r-ecit n l of "Ca p win j anuHry" b y Lnu r n E . l<ic h nrrls. Her inter pretatio n of this lit t le: c l as ~ i c wa s pll:as in g a nd imp rc5siv e. :Vl rs. Nett leton wil l be H member· o f the fac ulty o f Colum bi n Co lkge o f E x p r·ession, Chic<<go . whi c h is her Alma Mnttr, durin g the ~ ummcr schoo l th e re, :.1nd her pl ace in Peru will be temper a rily filled by 1\liss H ~twxby. wh o h as bee n tea chi ng fa t·. thl· pa s t year in the York sc h ools, and wh o, since h er gntduati<>n h e r e i'n 1002, h as tal< en consider~ble worl< in leAding A mer ica n sch ools a lo ng the Jines of li tcrntu,·c and expressio n .

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The Buildin g of th e Sh ip. On M ay 25 . the No rmal ch o ru s under the direct o rs hip of Or . H o use gave · a stirri ng re ndition o f "Th e B u ilding o f t he S hip." The ch o ru s num be r s were all g iven wit h fin e life and spirit a n d a s copic!:S o f t he poe m were in the h a nd!< o f the a ud ience they were able t o fo llow very sympathetically.


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THE :\OR:VALITE T h e m a l.._. c.:lHn·u ~ . " 'Tints ,' ~a id he, ' we will build t h e :-hip ,"' w as mu c h e nj o y ed , a s Wl.' t·e abo th \.' num be t·s' T ake h er, 0 B ri ck g r n o m . " :ttHl th e s t n tdy clo sing pa e <~ n . · ·S:t il o n, o h ~ hip o f s trt t e ~' ' The h: t ~~ :- o n g . " T h l· Ocea n Old ' ' w as g i n ·n h Y Pn 1f C le mnen s i\.l o vius o f the \V c s lyan c nn se n ·atory. Th e ~n l o i ~t w a s n t hi s h es t a nd s n ng- s o cff~.·nin.: l y th:t l hi s audito r s e nc o red him h~.·nrlih· . T wo fine n •ciwtiY es were s ung by Dt·. H o u ~~.· . wh o \\" :IS in unu s ually goo d fo rm. l\ lrs . Hou s<: :t lso a ppl':1 r ecl t o fine a dv ;t nUtg<: in sC \"l' t·al s o lo num btTS a nd a lso in : 1 v-.: t·y !-'\\'l'Ct du -: t n umbl'r with 1\J is s Pa y m :. Th . _. latt cT' s fin e con t ralto wns o n e o f t h e m o~ t pkasing f<? a tu r es of t h e even in g ' s pc t·fo rma n cc . Th l: o rc h <?s tt·a \\":1 !' d irec ted by P r o f. L oeb, and wn~ quit e up t o its u!'ual fi n e s t anclnt·d and i\1 is s Au s tin pt·esid e d a t t he piano w ith het· u:-ual g t·ace a nd d ign ity. At the close oftheca n tata Prof. Mov.i u s a nd Prof. Magc ncl anz o f t h e piano dt·p a r tment at th e \Vt•s h ·an univers ity gaye a s h ort n :c i ta l \\' h i~h \Yas exc('p t io n a lly ple a s in g to mu s ic lo ve r s . The la!.'t n amed gentleman is an art ist of sple ndid technique f! nrl th e m o s t poetic .inle t·pr<::tativ(' ab ili ty. Bnt h mnsician s quite captured the hea rts of the Per u p tople. $

The Band Concert. BetvYeen the h o urs o f four a nd stx on Monday p.m. the normal b a n d gave a c oncct·t on theca 111 p u s . The ba lmy a ir a n d s o ft sunlight drew o ut t he s t ud e nts a nd c itizen in la rge num bers. The scene was o n e to lin ger lo n g i n the m e m ory of st ud ent and r esident a like. Tired matrons found r elie f fr om' their dut-ies a s hostess; gt·ave o ld gran d p as trun dle d the ir daugh t er's c hildt·en w ith d ig nified prid e; sol id l oo king farmers, here t o w itness t h e gradu ation o f son or rl a ug hter, stood in c lose a n d listened w ith keen in-

teres t. One d oesu ' t oft en hear really g ood hand mu sic in the rura l districts , bt.t the love o f it i s well nig h uniYersal. On e deli g h ted li ttle g irl r emarked "Why Papa, Prof. Cornell t Riks to the b a nd boys a ll the time; ju st look at him !'' And so he did tho' it was m ainl y with his eyes ~md th at m agic wand of his . On a II s ides \Yere hea rd expressions of s urprise at the ext reme )'Ou th of t he m emb ers o f th e han d. Veril y they are devoted y o ungsters, t h ese lads a nd thei r faithfu l and d iligen t work in these ea rly da-'s of th ei r student life, a rgues well fo r a good Norm RI band for years to come-barr-ing a ccidents to t heir ta lented lea der.

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Joint Meeting of Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. In the afternoo n of Baccalau reate Su nn ay theN . C. C. A. united ~v ith the mt-mber s o f t he Y. M. C. A. a nd theY. \V. C. A. for a farewell m eeting . All felt th a t it ,;va s a fi ttin g way in w hich to celebra te t he la s t o f a m ost helpful a nd plea~a nt series of meetin g ;: , which t hey h a ve spent during the p ast year . Miss Lally presided ovc:r the meeting in a most ha ppy manner a nd inspiring t a lk s ...vere giyen by M iss H osie , of Kearney, one o f t he charter membet·s of t he Peru Y. W. C. A. a nd by D t·. Frederick Rouse of Omaha . Ot her impressive t a lk s we re g i ven by M iss Clark a nd by Professors Brownell an d Hendric ks.

N. C. C. A. On Wedneeday , May 18 the m em bers of theN . C. C . A. were m os t delig ht full y en tertained in the rest room by Miss L a ll y . The evening was spen t in pla y ing amu sing ga m es an d befo re t he g uests depa rted a d a intv luncheon was served . Besides the m em hers o f the association severa l other gues ts were pt·esen t, a nd each o ne felt a s he left th at night th at Miss La lly is a splendid en t ertainer .


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CECELIA WEORS, ' 10 HENDRICKS, '1 1 CLIFFORD R E!o<ORJCKS, '06 RUSSEL STEWART, '11 FRANCBS WILLARD BLA FOE VARRO E. TYLER, '10 FRA~K ELLESBERGBR, '13 OPAL Rrce, '10

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Faculty Senior Cla!ls Junior Class Trainer·Special Class Sophomo re Class Ruth Cornwall, '13 Fresh man Class Arthur Gilbert. '10 Philomathean Society Ralph j ackso n, '10 Everett Society Bar bara CardwilJ, '10 Dramatic Club Frances Gilbert, '10 Athenian Society Arnold Kuenning, '10 Ciceronian Society Y. W.C. A. Joseph Goldstein Y. M. C.A. Agnes Van Oriel, ' 10 Chairman ~.C. C. A. j. B. ~nnis, ' 10 Biological Association

Thl·r e :tn: those \Tf10 (e,·l th a t the Xormalite h;rs not alwny~ recei ved tht• !'upport of t he Alumni of th e s c hoo l, :mel it i ~ only f;ri r tos:ty t h nt it has not :tlway~ rlc!'ervcrl it. Hut with the placing n f the pa· pe r o n n bette r ~JUsiness basi!' :ts wn~ O•lll~ th e pa~t yea r , i t is h<:lit·\·cd that i t wi lb co ntinu e to he a c r e d it to t he gre:rt sc h ool it re pn·st·nt~. a:nrl will he worr hy o f ;~ la rge sub~cr i ptio n li st ::~mnng n lnmn i nntl' friend~ o f the !'ch ool. Reade r s of the p:tper will be inter es ted to kno-.•· that ollt'sixth o f the t otn l inco m e of the pape r (nn in com e of ;rhovt $600) goes to the hu s intss mnnager for his n rrl nons Sl·rviccs, so t hat the paper rs a means of aid ing dese r ving y(.un g m en thru sc hoo l. A good b us iness m a n ager can easily expa nd the income of th e paper m o re than enoug h t o m ake u p fu r his ow n propo rti on o f i t rllld thus a double benefit is r erei ved. The ret irin g bo:t rd o f m a n ager!' h:nre r cco mm encled Mr. l ra C r oolc o f Sn le m, Neb r ., lo the in comi ng board for n ex t yenr, u n d those w h o kn ow Mr. Crook's r eco rd fo r bu sin ess af)i!ity an d in tegrity, feel th at an0ther fin a ncia ll y successful y<'ar awa i ts the Normalite ,w ith Mr. Croo k in charge of Norm a lite finances.

With this issue, the r egul:l.r "year" fo r the Norm a li te co mes t o a close and the ed ito ri a l !i t a ff leave their r esponsi b ilitie» with a sense of having tried t o justify the eonfitlcn ce reposed in them at t he b eg inning o f the yea r . If t h e Normalite has not a lways m e t t h e a ppro val of all the ret~de rs they have been courteou s a nd indulge nt thru o ut, a nd the kindl y words of approval that have come in fr·om many sources have been a sufficieut reco mpense fo r the gratuitou s sen·ices r ender ed. For a ll these lcind expr essions the staff wish t o make hear t y acknowledgemen t o f a pprecia tion .

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mer ~ehonl, :-tntl "ill he m a nagcri by the very 1.:l1i~o·i~o·11t hu .... im:~:< manager that lw~ <:nrri ed the hu-.. ine ~~ :,ide of the p:tp<·r thr.J the year .... o ~uccl.'~!-.fully. \\·1;tc ~1r . [1 . II. ' '" l h1. r and lJH:Io~e 20 cents if ~ ou wish 't.n keep in touch with the "" d oings" in Old Pt•ru thn1 Llu.• ~llllltn er . IJI:III!' :on: :dn·ady on fno t fn r mnkin).! t h e :--:orr n:1lite fm· ncx t yt:n r a nwre :~mh­ itiotJ!' :1nd T"l"Jll"e :<c nt:tti\·l· cnllcg-c jo11nH1l thn n e\"cJ·, h u t t he price w i ll n:m:lin nt SC' VI.'nty·fl\' l" ct: nt:< . In a h u rr ied c a tl\"rl!' in <.:hrqwl n ~.·ar the c ln!':c of t he !':chonl yenr, a 1nrgc ~llh:<I.Tipti<lll hy those going o u t to tl·ach, wa~ tak~.·n fo 1· next y ear's pnpcr.

Th ere ~e~o·ms tn be so m e mi~uncicrstnnd­ i u g nmo11g s tllcl~.· ut,: regarding- the p r opo;:<:d f' h : t ll g~;· in twn and t h n ·e h o ur subject s to he o ll~rcd in t he curricu lum for nt·xt ,Yl'ar. At rt m ct•t iug of t he facu l ty h c ld !':Omc wcc l ;~ ngn i t w a!'i t h e n lm o~t un n nim ous ngn·c m c n t t h :1l t h e a l tern atin ).! nf d:1y !'i fo r ~tn y s ubj ect is un dc;:imble from m <t n y p o int s o f view a nri th at it w o ul d be lw t tcr t n r.1:tl;c a ll sul~ ec ts nm for o ne, two an d :1 h n lf. o r fi ,·e h ours, n n d t h at t h e two-anrl-n- h n ll: hn ur !' ul~jccts s h o ul d r n n da il y fn r n ine w eeks n nh·. Thi s ~~ ~·ra ll g<:mt•n t w ill ma l;c w hat w ill prrtcticall y amou n t to fo u r term s o f nine w eeks ~·ac h . th o t h e prc:<cn t semester u r rn n gcmc n t wn uld co n t i.nuc. This rc-nrlj u;:tme n t \\" ill p r c!':cnt a few min <>r d iffic ul ti <'!'>, n o d o u b t . but . the s tudent need h a ,·c no a la rm if th e p t·o p osed c ha n ge goes into e ffect, n nd w e a rc ce rt a in th at s tud ent!> gc n e r ·tll y wi II we lco m e th e c hn ngc ft·om o ut· pt·(·sen t n eed less ly co mpl ex a nd unpc cJ: a gogic:a l a dju s tmc u t o f classes .

The Survival of an Instinct. It was my pri"·ilege, ab o ut a yea r ago , while Yisiting a so n t h -ea !'t Nebras ka hig h s cu ool , to b e presen t a t a frien d ly t a lk ,

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ad m in ist ered bv tbe pnnci pal to hi s b ig hc•ys a nd g irl.. on th e e\·e of a n in ter scholastic coo test in athletic!':. H e p rcnc:hoo s tra nge doc trine. He said t h a t t h e princ ipals a nd s u perin tendents of a <.:crlnin l'eb ras ka dis trict h ad e n tered in t o an agre<.•mc n t look ing t o t he supp ressio n of t he " r oasting "' nuisa nce at inter -school el.'ts. H e would enco urage c hee ring-the ~'C h no l veil a nri t he 'rah-'rt~h s, wo uld t his a m bi t i~ us young refu rm er , but w o uld e lim inn t e t he \"ulga r jeering co mm o nly d irt"(:tt:ci a t ::1. rl\'al tea m. I n m sorry t hnt I cao g ive t he reader no light o n t h e success o r fa il ure of the unique mo ,·emen t t he inception of w hic h I hove r rlated. Do t he boys a nd gir ls of t he hi " h sc hools of so u t h-east Neb raska still s~'lnci o n t he side li nes o r perch on t he blenchcrs a nd scream, •·u yo u dubs!", " \V c've got you s kinned!'", .. \V a tch the \\"illic-Hov t r y to bat!", "Go g it the . r I'" seco nd t t-n m , the y c an beat you 1a r mers. ' a nd o thc:r c ul t ur.ed a nd witty sa llies? I w is h w e might kn o w. But , revolu t ion~try ns "th<.· mo Yem ent is (o r w as ), des truc ti\·e o f a ll c us t o m a nd t ra di t io n reg Ard ing th e pro per co nduct of a thletic p e:-fo rm a nces. I a m still inclined t o he, as the: m a n said a bo ut the fun eral of the m ea nc;:t citi zen , "io favor o f t. t. " Fra n kly. the wh o le " roa st ing" business is. heyonci a ll questi on , th e expression ~fa primitive a nd b a r ba ric instinct. The ~ ~­ pulse is identical w i th th at o f t he sold1er of th e geni a l F un s t o n . wh o wi t h his gu n· ba rrel g leefully kn ocked a d r owning nati,·c back into th e river an d hu mor o usly inquired "h o ..v h e liked it. " The Am erica n India n u sed t o a nticipa t e o ur m odern field-d ay ex periences when he bu1l t a fire m unci l;is eue rn v a nd t a un ted him of bis w o m a nish helplessness . Oh, ho! lt's a lo ng r oad , t his , fro m b arba rism to ci vil iza ti o n , a nd n ot o ne s tep t he sho r ter for th n t w e blind o urselves t o t he dista nee we ha ve yet t o travel! H . C. H.


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I climbed o ld Indian Hill at du sk . at the h our w hen the veil o f m ys t e ry a nd c ha r m was fa lling up on the rea l w o tld-a n e n chanting h o ur for renewing a n a cqua inta nce w ith the spot m ade dear by c hil dh ood m em o ri es. Every pr~s p ect was pleasing in the n ewness of sp ring. a nd every grassy slope was a feast to th e eye. Uncon!'cio u s o f ch oosing a view from out thi s p a nora m a, I sea ted myse lf fCic ing the pictured east, over which t he di sappea rin g

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aun was t hrowing its la st ling ering lig ht. My eye passed beyond the foreg r o und, acr oss the sil ver ri ver, to t he h orizo n hills in Iowa . These bare hills h ave a lways been the playgrou nd of lig hts a nd sha dows that make a thou sand varying pictures every day. Many a n aftern oon I h ave spent watching t he changes of light and color reflected by the rock surfaces. Nearly a ] ways a soft haze veils the t ops, and there is all the_ beauty of eastern mo untain scener y . Ma ny a summer day, t hrough drooping eyes, I have looked at these hills w hen they were not Io wa hills

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Ad irondacks . Soml'tilllcs the ir ~olt vio let beauty was lig htl'Cl by a p ntc h of b r ill ia n t gold that Oitted from pcrt k to va ll ey, a nd d isnppc<ucd as instnntHn eo u sly r~s it come. Somet im es clo u d s nf ye ll nw sa nd blo\\'ing abo,·e the r i,·er- hars, o b sc ured t h e hi ll s and robl J('[I thl'm o f th eir soft lovel iness. Thi s c\'ening from my obse rvato ry on Indian Hil l, the view was lik e a ra re o ld sta rncd g l:1ss \\'in d ow, w hi c h .in dim r ic h lig h t suggested t h at fa r-away ,.;hot·e th at p a int('rS h a \'C pic t ured as t h e h o m e of the so:.1 1. T o-night once more, as o f o ld o n the hill o f Peru, I li ve over· agni n those lovely · lines of Golds mi th: Sweet was the so und, w h en oft at eYening's close, U p yonde r hill the Yillage mum1ur· rose; There, as [ passed with careless s teps a nd slow, T he min,!!ling no tes come softcne(l fro m below; These a ll in sweet confusio n so ug h t t he shade, And filled eaeb pause th e nightingale bad made. The qui.'sti o n bas often bee n d eba ted in my mind, as to which were t h e m or e h eau tiful ,-the b a re sharply o utlin ed hills of Iowa, or th e wooded slo p es of Neb r aska. Finally, I co m prom ised vv i t h myself b y deciding th at th e bare hill s len d th emsel ves best in t h e dista n ce to th a t e nch a ntment of 1ovl-.ich th e poet speaks , w hile t ht: green forested sl opes a r e lovelies t n ea r a t b a nd; a nd b er t: at Peru thi s ideal arr a ngem en t g reets the eye. The broa d fl ood pl a in lying b e t ween th e hills an d the wi nding river appears level indeed to-nig ht, spread o ut like a c heck erho a rd o f ploug h ed squar es a nd brow n p astur es. H e1·e and t h ere s tra wstac· ks a ppea r as mis ty s h apes in th e descend ing t w ilig ht. For a little wpile, a b rig ht line

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offl nnn:. far :l\\'11\' ncnr t h e h orizo n . b lnzl'!" u p in t h e ll t> rth . tlu: l< pring b u rn ing o f co r n::-.ta llc-.. t h at illumin n u·~ the l'kY w i th p nlc y e l low tl:t ml·~. su fa mi lia r t~ c hildh ood nH: m o c·ic.:::-.. Wh e n th l· c urt:c iu o f sh nrlo w h n rl fn ll r n 0\'(."r the distant hills . and the river wns n o lo n ge r di::-.cc rnnhle m y visi b le \\'orld n arrowed d o w n t o [n d i:cn Hill . where I ~at -an l n di n n buri a l g r ound nnrl the s ite of the ,· ill ng-c ~c h ool. B c fore the wh ite m nn cnmc to thi~ ~po t. the Tndi a us had buri e d th l·ir rlend h l· re , and here it was th at l h l.' )' l'c tllrlll:d tO v i ~it the nTa\'C!" o f th e ir fo r c fnthcn; . They w e re b a nds o f Oto es fr o m th e t'l'l'c n ·:tti o n o n the Blue Rin:r n eHr th e K:cn~as h o rde din c·. 'om etin1es tlw y passed t l11·ough 1-'cru on their w ny to v i ~ it o th<.•t· h n nds o f Tnd i::ws, for they were fo nd of vi s llin ~. n nd s o met imes t he_v carne to P e ru to u ·adc. On the baclu: o f the ir p o nil·s,thcy ca .-ricd fl ou r ft·om G r ee n's mill, se ,·e n t y -fi \'l.' m iles t o thl'ir rese n ·atio n . Peru m c •·ch a u t s so ld thl·m ca lico a nd b la nk ets at fin e prices. Sometimes th e Indio u s ptt!"scd th t·o u g h t h e v illage on tht•ir way t o the hun ting g r nunds in l o -.va. The Indian agen t t ells wh nt a fine !<ight it w a s t o ~ec t h e m sw imming their ponies act·oss the Missouri, for the pony w ns t h e ir medi 11m o f tt·a,·el o n la nd and water. The fo unrlc r s of Pcn1-and so m e of the m ost potent of those pioneers a re still li ving t o e njoy th e fruits of t h eir labo rscho!"e Ind ian Hill fo r t he loca ti o n of the di ::-.trict sch ool. Hig h ap, O t• the lo n g so uth ~;J ape .o f the hi:l . the modes t onet·oo m s lncc t 1.u-e t·osc , t o b ea r the n ame uf Di s tric t Nu mhe t· Three, a nd its tf'rrit o ry extended co n s iderably b eyo nd t h e limits o fth e tow n in a ll directions. The sch oolh o u se faced the s unn y south , with the s t eepes t part o f Indian Hill a t its b ack between it anrl t h e cold no rth w in ds. The playgrouJld vvns o n e long slope, exc<·pt fo r a broad bAre terr ace at the east, kept smooth and h ard by ceaseless play. I s there n o t a natura l curiosity amo ng

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Th e di strict sch ool w a s bnilt in 18 70, three years nfter our statehood , by the building co ntra cto rs Dan iel C . Cole, who dirl the carpen ter wo rk , a nd H. i\I. Mea rs, the first lumber rm·rchaot in Peru . The first tc:H:hcr in this d istrict scb ·lol w as Is· aac Black , the father of the unfortun a te y o un g ma n who was drowned in the Misso uri r iver a few day s bt·fore his comi ng graduRtion in t he Normal School in 187 2. ntil last _v enr. when the blufls along the 1\J i ~s o uri we re b lasted a w a y t o m ake r oom for t he new rnilroad bed east of tow n , t he name of t hi s much mou rn ed you ng man was co nspicuou s among th o!'e cllrvi ngs in the r ocks, where t he early studrnts of the Normal School were w on t to lea \'C their na mes recorded. The letters w ere cut deep in t he r ock , a nd old settlers never fai led to recite the tragic story w hich the na me n :called , and t o warn their children aga iRs t the treacher ous o ld Missou ri. The sp ring term of t he district sch ool w a s t a ught by Illin ois T a te (Mrs. Ch ns. Nea l). who p resided over a floc k of eighty o r more children, and the next yea r Anna M oorhead (Mrs. W. A. J oy), the firs t g r a du a te of the Norm a l Scho o l, t a ug h t here; a nd thu s, the sch ool began under the directio n o f noble men and women. Churcb services were held in the scl~ool house by in tineran t preachers of various den ominations. This sch ool on I n dian Bill was n ot the first di s tric t sc hoo l in P eru , ho wever. A!< lo ng as twelve years befo re th is, a scho o l had been started fa rther down the hill, n block sou th o f Indi an Bill, w here the present residence of Dr. Fairc hild s tands. Of


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t his school, J. Manktello \\'as the first teacher, an d it la t rr b ecame th~ prop~rly ofthc> di~trict. T his !'Cho o l i!l no d oubt r eferred to in the llistor y of N<:l·nlsk~. pu blished in 1 88 ~. where in t h e account of it and of t he o ne on I nd ian Hill seems to be somewhat eonfou nrled. ln rlian Hill is o ne of t h ose comp~1ct clay hills, less than a hun d red feet h igh, umo'ng whi ch P eru lies. It is r eall y th~ ca~t rnd, o r t he beginning, o f a long ridge lhnt ext ends westwa'rd and increases in height for about a mile. l •t wou ld be hard to say whic h was its steepest slope, for t im e .1nd g r ad ing have chn.ngcd i ts ou tlin e. Old Main Street ascends it from the e::tst, and the r oad to the Norm a l sc hool meets it on the south. Of t he long so uth s lo pe I w is h to s peak , fc)l~ t here wa~ the playgr o und of cve•·y v illage child. ·The grade was broke n by n atural t erraces, or cat-steps, and a coarse grass grew in, bunches upon it. F lo wrrs seld om ::tppeared th er e. A tin y g r assBowe r nnd t h e Indi an turnip co uld h::tnJly be counted as eunspicuous. There were n arrow pa t hs leading over the bill, li ke t.hose on Pike's Peak to-day. The earliest settlers do not kn ow w hen t hese paths came, an d in o u r im agin a ti bn we see t he Ind ians traveling single file a long them, for no dou b t they are old Indian highways. Even as late as the •so· ~ , th ere .was a belief among u s c hil dren th at the Indians migh t come bac k. We th•·illcd with terror a t t he thouaht and sometimes on drowsy summer d ays, w h en the hum of the school room was particul a rl y conducive to day drea m s , I thought I saw a du sky face peer in at t h e w in d ow, a nd ask in a bl ood-chilling wh isp er, "Wha t have you done with o u r graves?" The question was only the suggestion of my g uilty conscience, for we chil d ren d ug and car ved and excavated into th e side o f Indian H ill as if it had never been a hallo wed spot but had been cr eated solely for the delight of busy little hands. Some.,

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the bo ys r <'g ardc ol n s n m ar k e d priYilcge w as to g o aft <· •· w :1t c r. Th i ~ n cct::-:::-:itn h'd a tri p d ow n l Itt· ::-: t <.· c p hill to the t ow n w ell. O n e~.· \\' C kn e w that t h e h o\';;: h 3rl s t a •·tc d n n l wit h th e p a il. w e b ecame m n rc th irsty C\' t•t'_Y m o m t·n t lJnr t o n gu l!~ he· cn m c JKt r<.: IH:cl. Study w a s nb n n do n ecl while \\' C w n t c h c d t h e t\V O b o y ;;: In b o ri ng up t h e hiil and l amented OYe r the spilled wa t e r t h at ;;:pl As h ed o n th eir b n re feet . Wh e n t h e hoys fin a lly cnmc upo n t he sch o o l g r o nnd:-: and th e r e w ;u: n o lo n ger a n y d ou bt nh o ut a wnter s upply . n \\'ilrl w <n·in g of h :1 nel s bt·gan in t h e sc h oo l. bcseecl1in g fo r pen11i:-:s io n to pa >:s t h e \\' :1lt•r ; nnd wh e n tht: t e: H.: h er h nd h o n o n •cl n p upi l wit h t h e d is tin c tion o f "passi n)l th e w a tct·" -thc r c w :ts o nly o n e rlippc r-a m~r­ mu ,- o f cl i :-: ~1 ppoi n t m e n t wen t O\· cr the r oom. nnd . a \\' hi : -: p e•·c d. "'he p nssed it • )'Cs t c t"Cl:t y !" The r e wn:-: a l ,:·n y s n ~pc ll o f w eR th er m t h e w int c •· wh t·n coa:-:t in g 11 h so•·bed n il o ur spn r c Lim e . Th is pkns tn·e wn s param o un t . and w <.•I w <.TC un m o n ·d h .y t h reHtS o r p crs n u :-:i0 11 fnnn the sc h oolroo m . C ondi t i o n s fo •· • ~ous ting \\' Crc idea l. One cou ld h ard ly fi nd annthe t· su ch p lnce Th e m o mentum wi th w hi c·h w e slirl dow n In d i a n Hill ~c n t u s p ar t ly up Norm a l Hil l. There was n'n wa lk iug b a ck, fo t· we ca me dow n N orm ttl Hill wit h fo rce enoug h to

t a ke us h a lfwa y up Inriia n Hill. A c h n rmi ng spor t. w i t h no con\' enient place to l' nd! The c o ld we:-~ ther !'Cem ed to ha Ye a bt.> numhin g effed upo n our little co nsciences . for b oys a' s nred the teacher w ith n n a ir nf con\'i ctio n, · I never hea rd the bel l.· · F ro m t he highes t a nd most distant p n in t n n o ur con~ tin g- g rounds, not far fro m t he: Nor m n l Sc hool, we could see ou r tNt ch ~·r nt t he rl oo r o f t he di s trict school , s wing in g th l' lArge hn n dbcll to a nd fro, · ~ top pin )l n o w :1 nd agH in t o !'ha de her eyes t o ~<·c if t he clan);!ing cu ll wa;: making any imp ressio n u po n her strnyerl flock. Rut th o::-:e d a y s are gone! A t wo-story brid; s tru c ture ha ;: di,-placed the old sc hoolhou se. T be pRths nre g one, a nd a ;:erie!' of s te ps lea d up to the south ent ·n nce. The hilltn p hHs been leveled d ow n so mew hat to a florcl a building ;:it c. Qua n t i t ie;: o f Tn rli nu b ones were uo· en t· t hed some six feet belo w the ;:urfa.:e. A pnrt. howeve t·, uf the old s ummit is sti ll left o n t he wes t . The fa ce of the pi nl;ish yello \\' clifl' is S\Yept cler.n by t he winrls . A fe w h o les rlu g in the hill i·esemble the borings o f sa nd s wa llows as compared w it h o ur s ub terranea n pnssages. Four g i::1nt oa l; s st ill sta nd. M a y they be s p:ll'ed to co mple t e their life s tory ! As li,·e a nd as green a s t hev is the memory of sc h ool d a ys in th e old Di strict School on Ind ian Hi ll !

THE 1\fODER N .BRICK S CHOOL BUILDING ON INDIAN HILL .

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M iss Minnie Knud en . '09 , wi ll n tt e nd the s t a te university t hi s summt.: r . ~ h e goes to \V oo rl Hi ve r ne xt year as prineip}ll. S he was n ssis tant principal :t t Lawrence la st y <:a r. M iss .\ l innic Sail, '09, go<:s into th e tntermcd iatc de p:lrtmcnt o f that sys tem next yea r. Mtss S tell a Spillner, ' 09, who wns the lendin g spi rit in a Mount \'ernon cluh kn o wn as the Alph a Ddtas \\'ill ha,·c n "house party" of a weeks duratior. 111 ea rl y Jun e to th e sixt~.:en mernbc·rs o f th at c lub n ne! fo ur other invitt·d g ues ts. The class of l 90 had a 1·euni o n nt Peru during the commencement \\'eck ~1nrl in their re turn gave the prese nt s~u clent s o f th e n or m a l a n o tion of what tw c·nt_v y.:oa rold children 0f th e norrnnl lo o k like ~tnrl h o w enthu siastic they y et arc fo r the o ld institution. Those who s hared . t hi s h o m eco min g were Dr. Dexter As hley w ho came a ll the way fro m Ne \\' York C it y to b e here , Dr. Linn T im merm a n o f Fort P la ino, ~. Y.; M iss Alma H osie, Pro fc;;sor in K carn e) 'orm al; ~Irs. H. 1:3. Duncan~o n, Peru; Miss l\ l arcia Babcock , F:tirbury; Mrs. Jennie Mardis-Ciark, Peru; Mrs. Nellie Schn eider, L oga n , Kans. This class ha d sixteen member s in all. Jud g e ChRrles B. Litton, '79, no w a judge of the Ne braska supreme court w as present at t he Alumn i prog ram a nd at P resident and Mrs. Cr a btree's receptio n u pon M o nd ay evenin g , May 30. He presided durin g th e a lumni program on that even ing. A m o ng ot her alumni of the earlier d ays o f th e school in Peru co mmenceme n t season w~re; Louis A. Ba t es, '77, a druggis t of Springfield; J o hn Winters, ' 78, o f th e America n B oo k Com pa n y; Mrs . Anna M oor ebead-Joy, '70, of Peru; Rev. W . K . Loofbourro w '76, Lena , Ill.;]. D. Gra ves;

A ttorrwy of fJcru; Dr. E Capitola Hl·~.:d ­ Gt·a,·c!' , ' :l . Peru; P.R. S im of :-\t•ht.l~kn C it,·; ;\Jrs . Dora \V,·nn~.: Hc ~~ t· l tin~.: of Peru ; •.\1 r s. L ou Dort·- Dysart, · 5, .\ u hurn1\1 rs . Ida C hurc h Good. '8!1. Pcrn ; l'rof. II . B. Ouncn nso n. ' 6. T'l-ru n o rm nl; Ric hani ll :twll'y. 'R7 . Broc k ; J>r c;. id c n t J. \V . C rabt rt'l', ', 7, o f 1\·nt norm al and Ellis E. Good, '87, l'eru . M i ~s Ll·na L a t·im c r, '09, tht.: piitn o ist fut· th e Glee C lu b and o th e t· mu s ic:d orgfl ni ~n­ ti o n~ ln fl l y~.:a r ~ pl'nt C C> nt ml·nc ~.: ntl·nt wcck in !'ern . Sht.: sp~.: n t thl' p:tst _n·;u· in th e S tat e l' ni n •r:-ity con,_;cn· a t ory of musi c.

II. 1\1. Bcrkcy . '09. h:trl j u s t finisiH:d n !'ucccsl-ful y(·<t r of,-c h ool nt \ 'e t·do n before th1· n1.rm n l's l n~t \\'ec k and l·clch r nlcd t he eve nt hy a numbe r o f days in Pe ru . .\ l i ~s

Gntrudc Van I> ri el, ' 0 9. \\'ho ts rcnmo ng o th e r· thin gs :t s th e center n n th e g if'l 's ba sketball tC':tn t l:t;;t yt:tr, came down to sec h e t· sist~.:t· Agn~.: s nwdc in to a n u lumh a. S h e hn:; !we n ttachi ng ~tt C ulbertso n t he pnst. yenr. tn l· mh~.:rcd,

Ri e h n rrl Colt.:, '09. spen t comme ncrme nt wee!< with h o m e fo lk s and in g ree ting P er u a nd no t·m a l fri~.:nd s. P t·of. H . B. Dun ca nson. '89, h as done Se \·en tee n yea r ;; continu o us se n ·ice for t he n orn1 n l at Per·u whi ch wi t h one y e<tr· 1 99 s pent at Le i p~i g mnkes hi s cntranc~.: to th~ P~.:t·u faculty d a te 18 92. E lm er· J. Seeley, ' 09, o f Ne l!'on. Nebnl S· k a, enjoyed co mm en cement at Pe t·n this yeat· ft·o m t he s ta ndp oin t o f a n alumnus . Seeley tnok especia l in te rest in the drn matic feat ures o f the wee k. He was nn impo rtant fa c tor in the s u ccess o f s uch events last year. Prof. a nd Mrs. Beck very pleasa n t ly entl•t·t;lined the m e mber s o f the claf:s of '0!:) at thc· ir ho m<> o n Mond a y a fternoon Mn.y 30. Prof. Beck, it will be r e m em b, red w as a d viser t o t h at class. Bert S w e n so n, Shickl ey; Elmer See ley, Nelso n ; F o rres t


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H end ri c ks Xclso n: l\.I. C. Ldl<.·r. f\.'1' 11: E:nl \lcy cr . P~ru: \'irg ini n ll :1n~on, Ecli~ o n; Gcru·udc YunDricl, l\l nlm n: Blam·hc \\"n1lt-y, \\'l' stcnt; l\lildrccl Spl· n cl· r. Il :dwtn City; St~lln pill ner, \\' est P o i nt; Grn<: L' B:"ll'IH:t·, Syracuse: Ellen W a lst t"O lll, \\' ahoo; I l aze\ Beck, Peru; !\linnie Knurb c n, 1-'a.~~ : H . kn France, Syr ncu ,-e: Ycsta Li n: ly . Daw son; and Et hel Willi a m s, Pcn1. C lea n. !_!enuim•, e:um·~t Cyrus G. Ph illips, '07, has hi ~ a mbi tion ~t·t o n a Ph. D. d eg ree nt t h e U. of N . He w a s a delcgn tc t o the st ate S S. conven ti o n at Bt•atricc la s t week, a nd i ~ spe ndi ng hi s s umm e r vacation o n th e h nme f:t rm n~n r A uro r u. Gro \'(:1· IieBo lt, Tra iner, ' 06 returns t o th e p1· in c ip n ls hiy of t h e Unad i lla sc h ools a t an ad,·a n cc i n !:'::tla r y 11t•xt y~·ar. R e is with u ~ Hga in t hi s s u mmer as h e h as b ceu fo 1· severa l s umm e r s p ast . Supe1·i ntendent lra Cartney, '09, has c losc·d a g r ea t year a t No rth L o up. h avin g b ee n' retained fo r another yea r at $ 10(1, an a d v;H1Ce o f $25 per m o nth over l as t year. Amo n g many good thin gs Cartn ey h as don e durin g t he yea r was to provide his hi g h sch ool with t e n of t h e leadin g m agnzi nes t o supply a defficie ncy in library fac ili ties . This he did wit h o ut th o n g ht ofretut·n, but as it is. h e gets it a ll back t h e firs t m o n th of the n ew year. Success th at is wo t·th w h i le cannot be h a d for no t hin g .

II Our Clubs German Club Open Session . A v er y enj o} ab le program wa s r en dered o n the eve nin g o f M ay 14 at t he open sessio n of th e Ge r man Club. T h e numbers were g i ven in Ge rm a n w hich probably c a u sed misu nd erstanding by s ome present , as a ll of th ose present were s tud ents of German.

The order of the e...-ening was as follows : Opening Address ............... ......................... .. Lenore Muehleis, Pres. of Club Pia no Solo ................................. Agnes VanDriel The \\"ork of t he Germa n Club .. A. C. Kueuoing Quartette ................................................... . :\lisses Hahn, :\1ue11er, Gaskill and Poe11it Ge rman Life ........................... Marie K rum bach Voca l ~o l o .................... .............. Venus :\1ueller ''Der Deutscher Verein ............. Prof. Whitenack Play, "Das Erste Mittagsessen" Cast of Characters. Herr Otto Balzer ........... Victor Trukken Dr. Romberg ........................ E. H. Koch Frau Balzer ...... ........... Magdelene Craft Charlotte .......... ........... Lenore :\-1 uehlds The shorf farce t erminating the pro g t·a m d eals wit h the mis haps o f a yo ung m arrie d woman, in prepa ring ' the fi.-st di n ne.-.'' H er m aid Charlot te . does no t und er s tand cooking, and Fra u Balzer is m erely a ,di ligen t student of th e cook b oo k An a d ve rse fate iu ten ·enes and Otto, the husba nd is a fflicted with a peculiarl y cu ns tructed,uneatnble dinner-much to his surprise a nd chagrin; but he m a n ages t o tur.u the table o n his wife: very laugh a bly at t he last. The presentation of th e farce was excellent, interesting a nd am using to the ma nv friends and m em b ers oi th e club who filled music and Expression h a ll.

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Peru.-Wesleyan. P e ru nga in demons tra ted beyond a d oubt that she w as a ble t o keep her colors Intact a nd uph old her honor u pon the b ase ba II field. The Wesleya n b unch h ave been speeding a lo ng a t a merry clip of la te ' till they s tru ck o u r li tt le burg . The bottles of joy they ha ve been acc umula tin g for some weeks were un co rk ed by our boys in a twelve inning gam e which was won a nd l os t severa l times. In the opening round P a rri o tt circled the sock s o n a fluk e. The tall being dro pt


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and lo st by Swa n n ou t in the left ga rd en . Wes leya n tied t he sco re in "the fo urt h o n err ors :wd in t he fift h Mc Do well , the imp erial swa tte r, w it h t w o me n o n b;~se sco red t he two w ith a sizzling t!:: ; ee sacker to center . Wesleyan tied up t he scor e in t h e nin t h . Peru g ot a m a n a r o u nd th e bases in h er h a lf o f the ninth but w ns ca ugh t ;~ t th e p la tc. Steve r ota t Pd merri ly o n ' till t he fateful twel fth wh en with the bea d of the batting list up t hin gs hrighten ed . We&lc:ya n ' vent o u t in o netwo-three o rd er while a hit art d tw o fi elde rs choice gave life t o P eru men a past b a ll a d va nced t he m a base a n d Ga rey dropt one b ack o f second scoring M c Do w ell w hi ch gave us one ste p n ea rer th e pennant. F in a l score Peru 5 -Wesleyan -1-.

Kearney...Peru. Aga in Peru triumped ov.e r t he K ea r ney athle tes o n t he h o me field by t he tune o f 1 -0. No tw ith st a ~ding the fact th a t ra in h a d been pour ing down in shee t s preyi o us to t h e ga me, fo r severa l h o u rs, o n e o f. t h e largest cr owds o f the season g r eet ed t h e playe rs when they ca me upon t h e field. F ast playing was somewh a t ham pered by t h e sli ppery con d ition of the g r o und but t he men worked steady an d seldom, even o n a dry field , is better play ing see n. No t a sing le fielding blu n de r was charge d to o ur boys wh ile K earney ma de o ne misp lay d ue p rim a rily t o a di ffic ult c ha n ce. Murph y the side w heeler, o f th e ..:owboys, beld Per u t o t en bi ts , k eeei ng the m well sea t t ered except in t h e third inning w hen two hi t s a nd a fielde rs choice gave Peru tbe much n eeded co unter . Asid e fr o m t his i n nin~ the hits were well scat tered w hile Stevens for our a thl etes w as h a r d t o fi n d at a ll times, using his d ea d ly side step delivery with deadly effect stopped sever a l threatened ba tting r a llies. F ina l score P eru 1-Kearney 0.

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The Phi lo rn at hl·:tn li l <'ra r y socit:ty selec t ed th e clc n :r fa n:ica I •·om rt n ee ' The Amazons " by A . \\' . P in e ro rl S it s ope n st•s~ i on nu m be r . It rc preSC II tS 11 n Englis h lady w ho , o win g to he1· rc m orH· a t n o t being t he m o th er of ··a l·ompll:le boy ," ' att r m p ts t o tra i n he r t h ree cl o ug hteJ·s » S b oys . The co mplica t i o n ~ o ft he plo t begi n w hen "Da n Cu pit.!' ' ra pp~;ar s u p o n t he sce ne in th e fo rm o f three y o un g m e n o f s tri ki ng ly d iYerg ent types nml th ei r a tte mp ts t o co·o p erate in con qu e r ing '' the Am azo ns " in o pposi ti o n t o th e mot hc r ·s firm deter min a ti o n t hat h c1· d nu ghtcrs s h a ll r ema i n " b oys," in t r o du ces m a ny h umero us s itu a tio ns . T he C•)mmittce ln " ·ing the m at t c: r in ch a rg e sh o w ed exce ll entj u d g eml'nt in assig nin g part s to th o se p::t r t icid a rly ndo ptcd to r en der th em w ell. M iss l\·l a bcl Brun e r , as L ady Castlc~ 0 rd­ a n , ex hibit ed a ll t h e e ne rg y o f t he rea l la dy in a s p iri t that w o ul d do c reci i r to a professio n a l. Hev . M r . M inch in, im pe rsonated by Warr en Chase, w a s in every ins ta nce a source o f strengt h to t h e pla y a s a whole , a n d t hruo u t, e ve n in t he m o st hume ro us mom en ts, t h e g rave, digni fied b eari ng of t his ge n t lem a n h eighten ed the opp ost te effec t by contrast. The ri o u g h ters of Lady Castlejord a n, we re L ady Noelioe r e prese n ted by L en a ] ackson , L ady Tho m asin by Op n l Rice a nd L ady Wil helmin a by Gene vieve Ford . Miss Ja ck so n ada pted he rself r ea di ly t o h t r p a r t s h owing a r eady a bil~ ty to a ct her in terpre t ation ofth~ p a r t . Miss Rice n o t only sust a ined but s urpasse d , if possible, her s ple ndid pr esen ta tion o f Ma ri a in Twelft h Nig h t t ho co mpa ri s o n is di ffic ul t as t he p a rts nrc quite u n a like. Miss F o r d ea sily proved tha t s be co uld pla y a part n o t the


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" o ld m :rid ' ' <H" :1 ''ha!'h ful co untry girl' ' a nd rio i t w~o: ll. The pnrt o f \ ' iscount Littt·rl y , o n e of the m o :o-t diflicult to prese nt, wn s h n n d lccl hy Ru!'::d Johnso n in a grael..'ful m :mn t r ye t with a full emphasis u p o n th l..' m n :..:c ul111ity o f a m a n o f phys ique . ll:trry J~thn :..:o n . a s AuJ rc de Gri \·a l, th e Fn·n t·lllns.n, :..:h o wt·d cxcciJent poise and gn·at JH"C:<I..' n cc o f mind thru out the pcrform:IIH"'~ . The E rtl"l o f Twccnw llvcs, was JH"l"H'ntecl in a suqJri ing ly clever n.:\11111:1· hy l::. lmt·r C h1 is ten ::on whose usual quic tnt·s:..: wou ld n o t lead o ne to exp<:ct :..:udt cl r u m n ti c ability. Seargent h ut ..:r by E s sie Teic h . Yo ualt by Frt-d Eb~: r· t, Fitt o n bv C lvde Hu tchinson a nd On s by \Van-en ·n u n~elle \\"t·re a iJ wdl present~:cl :r nt.l were a suptJo rt to the play, contributing in no sm a ll dt•grce to its succcs:-:. The careful stagin g, as w ell as the acting, vcr·y m n t cl"iaiJ y a i ded the charncters in t h e inteq) r·etu tion. Thi s as a lso th e th o 1·o chilling o f th e cast e was la rgely the w ork o f f-'1·ofessor C li iTord Hendricks a nd !VIi s:.: Mi ld •·ed Bu tle r wh o sacrifi ced much tim e in fai t hful w o rk w ith the com;-any of players.

"The Freshn"lan." Tues day even in g. May :l4, the play entitled ''The Fres hm a n'' was presented by the Everett Literary Socie ty. "l he e \·ening w a s an ideal one a nd a record breaking crowd was present, severely taxing th e :-:eati n g capacity of the chapel. Th e pl ay is a spicy inter es ting s ke tc h of college life s parkling with hum o r a nd th ere is •·some thing doing" from the start to th e finish. It represents a Freshma n coming to college for the first time a nd abounds' wi't b the vario us pra nks and jests played o n the uninitiated. This was n ot an ordi n ary F r esh m a n, howe ver, a nd Ot te n th e upper cla!"smen are severely hum i li ated b y hi s r eady and witty r e plies. The daughter of the professor of m atb e-

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matics fa lls in l ove with him being utterly ignorant o f t he fact that his father wa!" a milliona ire, and after a series of extremely exciting and often humo r ous happening!' they arc married and lived happily ever n it e r. j ohn Worden, The Freshman and center of in tcrc!"t was assigned to Fred Hurst a nd was ab ly exc~:utcd. H e had th e energy nnd vim o f a p r ofessiona l li nd w as decided ly the hit o f the evening. ·Pica d illy' J erome, 'Rugs' Stet"ens, '.O wl' Griggs, 'Tiny' l\lcGntth, s o pho mores of Lakeside Univer!<ity w ere represe nted by Carl Overt o n, Frank E llenberger , R. 0. Jackson, Geo . Go w in . respectively, a n d were portrayed with much s piri t and understanding. l\lr. Jackso n 's part was au exceptio nallY c'lifficult one as he had to play the u npop~lnr r o le of an eccentric student wh ose c hief ambition was to work out p1·oblcms in algebrn h a ,, ing in finity as a limit. Pro fcss01· Locke of ma them a t ics a n d astronomy. was g i ven to D. H . Webe•· nnd w as rendered in :1 hig hl y com mendable manner. His dignified portly beari ng and his unique ma keup. a ided in a m ost \'ivid representation oftbe old fas hioned co llege p r ofessor . The part o f H orace, colored facto tu m and oldest inhabitant, was given to J os. Go ldstein and he drew much a t tentio n by ' his vivid portrayal o f the fa ith ful old college janitor. Martha Giltner playing the part of P r ofessor Locke's daoghter, cr ea ted the sensation o f the evening, rendering he r part as leading lady, wi th g r eat poise and dig nity a nd at th e sa me time having th e s pi :-i t And vivHcity o f a rea l 'p rim adonna. Her rendi t io n was fau ltless a 11d he r carri age throu_ghout the entire perfora.once w as most pleasing, adding much r eal str ength to the p roductio n. Venus Mueller cnrried the part of the president's daughter with her usual inspiring w ay a nd made a very pleasant impression o n the audience. Ruth J ackson playing the part of Miss P orter, of a very


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THE XORi\lALITE o ld f:\mi h·, was ea sil y at h o me w it h h er p a r t and n .•ndcn.:d it \Vith great unde rstanding a nd in a tru ly a rtistic s tyle. Vio ld wh o~ e nm thcr keep s a boa rdin g h o u s e. w as ca rried by Bessie B u rke, nnd p o rtr·aye rl in a ycry ctrecti,-e w ay. The casl as a wh o le w as a m ost strong o ne all being n at ura l actors. T oo much credit cann o t b e given to Prof. Co rn ell and 1\li sscs F a lter and Ely, wh o sacrificed w o 1·k and plcnsnrc alike t o g iYe the play th e faithfu l a tte ntion it required.

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M r·s . F. J<.. S mith, s is te r o f Registr a r R. D. O v e d1 o l t , is in the city vis iting fro m Om a h a. ~!Ii ss Elizabe th Fa lter o f Plattsmouth , s iste r o f Emma Fa lte 1·, '10 is Yisiting in Peru this \vcck.

Mrs. J. H. Cardwill o f Omah a is the g ues t of h e 1· dau g hte r Barba r a dnring com rn c ucc m c n t fes ti vi tics. Miss frcn e Tyler who completed h er work at the end of the semes t er is in Peru to t a k e p a n · in the gra du a ting exercises. Mis s Aclalyn Blankenship who h as been s tu dying mu s ic at the Wesleya n Co nserv~ atory b as returned to Peru to spend the summer. Mrs. Munger a nd Mrs. Doty of Pilger are in Peru fo 1· commencement week , vis iting their daughters, Miss Ethd of the ·class of' 10 and Miss Ruth a student in the pia n o department. At the lVlay meeting of the State Board, Professor Ross House w-as elected tP the position of associate professor o f literature. Professor House as v o ca l teacher has so ingraciated him self into the good will o t school and faculty that this advance is heartily approved by all.

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Mr. J oe Shackel ton a nd Miss M a ud Shackelto n of Beatrice are spending the week with Miss H a rriet Shackelton. l\liss Alm a H osie, '90, wh o h as the Germ a n w o rk at the Kearney State Norm a l spent com men cement wi t h h.er Alma Mater. Mrs. M. A. Kelley o f Lincoln, former secreta ry to Prcsidenl Crab tree, is in P e ru fo r t he week 's events, a nd as the guest ot the H a lle tt family. Principal E. K. Hu1·st, '07, of the Falls City high school, and wife, s pent comm e ncement week in Peru, incidentally visiting hi s brother-in-law, ~ruggist Cooper. Pro fe~sor Ro u!'e deli n r ed the commencement ad dress a t Da>vso n, M ay 26 and at Wisner, M ay 27. He spent the first week in June as an institute ins tructor in Washing ton county.

Mr. F . C. Campbell. brother of George Campbell , ca me fro m Vir Vista, Califo rnia t o a ttend the senior play together with o ther fe!\t h·ities. Dr. Butler a nd daugh ter Henrietta are the g ues ts of Mi ss Mildred Butler '10. Dr. Butler came on Saturday p a rticula rly to attend the senior pl a y, in which his d aughter acted so important a part. · \'Vork on the new admin istration building bas begun in earnes t and it is certa in th a t if the a ctivities a re kept up a!' they h ave started off, the building w ill be completed before Janua ry 1, the contract date for its completion. The building is to stand in front of the eng1~e house and j ust ea st of the chapel a nd ·gymnasium. In consequence of this rel a tion to the gymn asium, it h as been decided to' construct a swimming pool in the west end of the basement to co nnect with the dressing rooms of the ''gym" thru a tunnel. Wi th this addition to athletic facilities Peru will b e abreast o f the best colleges and un. i \'ersities in its athletic equipment. ' R a h for Old Peru!


PERU STATE BANK T wo Doo rs So u t h of t he Post Office

This b i'L nk a pJ •reciates the la rge p a t r onage g·i ven it by the students . We sha ll continu e to seek to deser· ve t hi s pa,tr onage. We cha rge no exchan gP for cashing checks. Wm . Tyooo, Pres.

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Photo g r a ph s you wa nt from us. T h ey b avepleased othe rs and we ca n see .n o reason wby they s ~1 o ul d out pI e a s e y o u . Everythin g is at our comru an d to rpal{e pl easIng and satisfactory )J hotograpb s. Our appl iances are modern and years of experience b as taught us how to produce t he best results. Can't we pose yo u for a dozen of o ur best Photographs?

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THE :\OR:\L\LITE ~ii ~~ Lura l h.:nrlr i l· k~ n fo r m l'r stude nt a l t h e X ~>nn:d h :t' hn·n ~puu:i ing- pnrt o f c o mnu:n l'l' lll lll t w 1.ck with her ='i~t l' r J n tt ie m cmlwr o f t h ~· ~.-I a":-: o f 1 n 1 l. On \\' ed n l'~­ d n y , :\ l i " ~ l.tll':t :u:ctl ln pn nied b ,· i\l i:<~ Belle B o l,:j:t ck Wl' ll t t o Oa w !'On tn a ttend th e Clllll lll l'Ol' l' llll' nt l' Xl' rCi!' e:: o f the hig h sch ool. ;\lr·. Je:-:::;e F . H e n dr ick!< lw s j u ~ l clo s ed a \'c r y !" u cc~.·ss fu l _y!.'a r of tcac hi !~g a l Dn w so n .

Bc1·t. ~w c n :on n, •on . ,...-h o h n !< j u:-:t clo:-:crl a n : r y !< u ccc~ :-:fu l yen 1· ns a h ig h sch n o l l cach c 1· a t JJ .,Jd rcge :-:pent co m mcn t·c mcnt 1 \\' Ct: k i n l c 1'11. lie will nt t c nd t he Sp ri n~­ fic lcl \' . :\I . C . A . tm ini n g- !"t·h ool ncxt y ea r in jll'l'Jlrll·ati t nl fo r [l!<:<o c w u o n w o rk . Swc nso11 h a !- n ·n :•i nly hi t u po n n line of w o 1·k in wh i ~· h th ..: n · :l rc g n •at opportuniti es f01· gn~> d. : 111 d hc i:; a m a n wh o will m ak e t h e m o~ t o f t h e m . 1\l[r. G o win , w h o i ~ p rese nting- th e w o rk o f l\ l i:;s C ulh c n ~o 11 , n o w sp~·n cl ing t he s um m c 1· wit h h c1· n1 o t h c r in Co lo rad o, is a Pcru \'i a n o f th e c la s s o f 1905. S in ce his gradu n ti o n h e ha ::; u lla•n w o r k n t th e Ceda r Fnll ~. l :t. S t:1tc. on1wl a n d a t th e L' nivcrs it.y o f Wi sco nsin . Ceo. Go win n f la~ t yca r ' ~ juni o 1· dn s s is a brothe1· n f P r o fess o x· Go win. 'I~ he Ia tter is a finis hed sch o la r an d m as t e r o f tec hni cal Eng lis h a nd his w o x·k is hi g hl y ncccpt a blc. P 1·o ft·s so r C . V. W illi a m s, while n ot a n e w m a n r e turn s l o u s a ft e r a. g rea t car eer a s a bo l ~111 y s tudent at t h e Uni,versitv o f Ne bx·, t h e y ear just closing. He t a kes hi s rnas l c 1·'s d egree c um l a ude w i th the cl ass ju s t n o w fini shin g , and in r ecogniti o n o f hi s sch o l:u s hip h as b ee n r ecommended b y the faculty to mem ber s hi p in the S ig m a X i fr atcmity-one of a few thus t.o b e h o nored. Dr . Bersey decla res th a t Mr. W illiams is one o f the stro ngest students in botany he b a s ever had . In a dditi o n t o being strong in his subjec ts, Pro fesso r Willia m s is a su perio r tea che r, a nd P e r·u is certainly to be cong ratul a ted on securing his sc:rvices o nce more.

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Ca rds a re out a nr.ouncing t he m a rriage of ~ l i :-~ C h ri:-:tian to Or. Samso n \\. Art hur a t th e bri de's h o me, Scr a n ton , I a. , June 7 . Or and 1\lrs . Arthur a n! now o n a w ccirling tou r !n europe a nd on t h eir return will be al h o me in Red n :•rs , Sa skntc h c w a n. Cannda. l\liss Christi a n has bel'n o n e o f t he mos t popular o f the Norm a l 's t w inin g l enchers a nd her friend s he re wis h hn a ll happin e:<s . M iss Mutz wn~ o ne o f the w eddin g guests from Peru, nnci r<.'po rts a delig htful trip to hliss C h r isti a n '!" ho me. As w e go t o p ress the t o t a l enrollment fo r t he s u m mer !'chool approaches the 700 mnrk. P rnctica iJ \' a ll the seats on the mai n floo r o f the ~ha pel a re filled a t the :\lu ndny , \\"ccinesd ay a nd Friday com•oca tio ns . T h e Yillagers o f Peru are ha ppy w it h u ll t he bet ter roo ms in town occup ied n nd the me rcha nts r ej o ice to see the troo ps o f stu de nts ''going to the post office." As is us unl in summer sch ools here, m n ny fnmi linr faces and m a ny new ones n p pca r in th e c ro wd. \Ve regret that we c11nn ot g ive a lis t o f the " fa ithful" who h n \ ' C rl't urned fo r post gradu a t e work t his summe r .

.:1Final Junior Chapel The idea o f ho lding sepa ra te weekly cl nss c h n pel exercises o rigimtted " ·ith the juni o r cla ss a nd it has pro ved so hel pful to a ll the classes as a ma tter of convenience in dis pa tc hing cla !'s business and a s a mean s o f class uni ficati on th a t it will doubt less remain a s a p erm anent fea turc of reg ul a r school life. The last meeting of the junio 1· cla ss for the year was held in Everett ha ll at which time the foll owing program w a s rendered: True Succcss .......................... Ad viser Gregg Pia no Solo ............ ................. Ethel Medley Ramblers ........................... H a rold Stephens Aborigines .. .... ..............................Ira Crook Vocal Solo .......... ....................... Yelma King Reading ..... .. ........................ :\.la rtha Giltner


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ch a i rma n a n d Geo. Gowi n was made p erm a nent secretary . lVfuch . cred it if; due M iss B runn ct· fo r t h e a b le m a n n er tn w hich s he presided. T he co n ve!l ti o n was in deb ted t o Warren Ch ase fo r dfi cien t se rv ice a s Ser gea n t -a t At·m s , i n the m atter o f pre p a ring t he co n ventio n h a II. The fo ll o wing n omi n at ing s peeches were m a de: J a n e Add a m s M a bel Ba n k s; Go,-. Hu1!hes, J. M a cm illa n; SC' n a to r Bu r ke t t , L ena Freiday ; J ose ph W . F o lk , D. H . W eb et·; Sen a t or C u m m in s , A. Lin col n ; Sen ato r L a F o lle t t e, Am<'li a W ehrs ; P n :3. ]. W. Cr a bt ree, J oy E . Mm-ga n . T he v o t ing was s pirited a nd n o one w a s d ecl a r ed elected as n o ca ndid ate r ece ived a m ajo ri t y o n ei th er of tw o b a ll o ts. T hese co nve nti o n s a rc educati o nal , in s tru c t i,·e a nd en te rt a ining , a nd s h o u ld be hc:ld a nn ually. T h ey g i ve t h e s t u d ents b r oader , d eep er a nd t!: o re complet e n o t i o n of w h at a rea l co n ve n t ion is like, a n d o f t h e way in w hich t he p o li tics o f the co untry ·is wo rked out in p r a ctica l life.

T he n a t ion a l co n ven t ion was held at Peru , Neb r ask a , on t h e t w ent y -fi r st d ay o f M a y A . D. 19 1 0. C o n g ressmen o f th e v a r io u s s tat es were p r evio u sly elected delegates t o repres~n t th e I n f; urgcnt P a r ty o t t h e va ri o u s district s in each state. The firs t sessio n co nvened fro m 4 :30 to 5:1 5 p . m ., a fter wh ich t he d iffe rent co m m ittees met and m a de t h eir r eports. At 7 :30p. m. the co n ven t ion h a ll was p a cked t o t he utmo st b y eage r p eople w h ose co •m ten ances di sp layed a loo k o f a nxiet y . "Congressman " Brn ner , of Delewa re, was elt:cted p ermanen t ch a irm a n. We wi sh t o co ngra tula te Miss B run er u pon her a bility in carrying out so g reat a t a sk so su ccessfull y. " Senator"] . B. Dennis a s nati onal com .:1mitteema n called t he m eeting t o o rd er I nteses ted ne ig hb ur.- " I h ea r y o ur son is m a kin g qu ite a r eco r d in co ll ege. " a nd named " Spellbinde r " A. ]. S tod da rd · Pro u d sire.- ' ' Ya h , b e been b a lfb ac·k o n a s tem p ora ry chairm a n a n d A. B. Gel w ick a s tem p orary secret a r y. ·' C o ng ress m a n'' . der fo ot b a ll a nd a ll de r way b ack i n der M a bel Br un ner w as electeci perma nent s t udies."

THE HILL STORE The warm, sultry days of summer a rc here, and you refresh y ourselves. Our F ountain and ice crea m will delight the most fastidious. Give us a t rial a nd be convi nced. F resh fruit a ncl a varied li ne of delicious confectioneries . Any kind of stationery and school su pplies. .. w ill want so me thin g t o

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Your Optical D ef ects ••••• Ca n be relieved by the a id of p roperly fitted lenses a nd I w ill be pleased to diagn ose y o ur opt ical defects a nd demonstrat e the ben efits accrued from the use of lenses g r ound t o meet y our req uirements. My service is accura te a nd th e charg e is reason able. .. .. Eyes test ed free.

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Cut Flowers. • • Plants, Floral Arrangements a Specialty Emblems. etc.

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Hagg-agfl, F ndg-h t, Ex pre~s-Good s of ~V PJ'.Y deEcriptio n. ~ Leavf' orderH at Ma 1·di s' Store, phone 25. .;J. All ca lls given prorn p t a ttentio n an d prices reasonable. ,;,r. Resid ence phone 60.

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Th e Privn te Citizen's Responsibilities as to Good Government. I t ~cc m s tn m e t h nt t h e fund ament a l prin c iple or goorl c iti zen sh i p is to fa milia rize oneself with a ll o f the intrica(.·ies uf govc t· nm cnt :-and k ee p a hrc<Jst of the times in ma tlcn; pe rtn.inin g t o leg islati o n . enfo r cc m c n t of Ia ws, t axes, clectic•ns, and so fo rth , w i t h a ke lin g thnt th at is ac tu a lly m y a fTa it· :tnd t h at w h a te v er bem·fit s the s t a t e w ill prove a d irect bem·fi t to me. Eac h o n e o f u s s h o ul d fi:·cl th a t he is a partner in this hu ge bu siness called o ur gove rnm e n t. cnch a sover eig n in the kingdom w ith as mu c h p owe r in t he aH'a irs o f s t a t e as any other m a n . L et us rise t o the a pprecia tion o f th e fact th at the s t a t e i s o urs a nd ser ve it acco r d ing ly. Poli tics m eans t h e nlation v f the iltdiv idual t o the co mmunity a n d of the communit y to the in d iv idua l. Political duty i s the dut y whi c h e ach one of us owes to a ll o f u s and w hic h a ll of u s owes to each 'O n e of u s . Roosevelt says, "This is n o t :and n cvet· s h a ll be a gove mment of th e 'plutoc r acy; it is n o t and n ev er s h a ll be a govc nlllJent by a mob .' ' The:: governm ent i s h y th e individu a l a nd its s uccess or failu re depe nds up o n t h e individua l. C o n s id erin g th e re,.. ponsibilities o f the 'priva te citizen in his r ela tion to the state, -on e o f t h e firs t duties is to see t h a t he hones t ly ass umes his part in financin g the e nterp r ise. Th e pa y ing o f t a xes s h o uld n ot be .)ik e unto th e p ulling o f eye teet h but

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my t~ xes and proceeded to ex pht in that no b o dy listed his goods a t their tru E v a lu e a nd that many peo ple omittctl entirely such ~ma ll item s a s di a mond~. cut gl as~ a nd sterling silver . This is, h owevl·r, a vafid grou nd for objecting to the pay me n t of taxes in the lig ht of certain extravrlgant, eyen absurd, expenditures. Is it a n y wonder th a t the people of Neb raska hesitate when it comes to shouldc,·ing t heir sha re o f a fi\·e million do llar dry dock built in Massachuse tts five miles inla nd to fulfill the pledges of an a ll powe rful se nat o r . I consider it a disgrace to measure et congres.:;man by the size 0f th e appro printion which he secu res for his dis trict. We in Peru could hea r the howl which ~r o!:'C when the people of Lincoln disco vt·red that their represen tative had returned w ith only, $100,000 in his pocket when they bad been led to expect a h a lf million. 1 tbin_k it .is a mis fortune t hat the good old system of wo rking o ut th e pCJll t ax 9n the p~bli!:: _ h~gbway i~ rapidiy becoming obs?,l_et~_. apd we now pay our money into .a gen~ral fund with little or no interes t as .to. th~ I?tthod of its expenditure. An9~h:r d~ty which th e citizen owes th e sta~e is: to make himself familiar with a ll S<?~i~l ;and, politica l ques tions, that h e may vote intelligently and be a real facto,in the state. In Germany, for exa mple, high er a uthority says to each man; "Fit yourself, first of a ll to become a good citizen. Become pro_ficient in some vocation that you may be able to assume your share of th e nations burd~::ns. Prepare to further the governments welfare a nd, if necessary , to fig ht her b a ttles ." But here in America, w here each man is his own sovereign , we shirk o ur n:sponsibilities a nd turn the affairs of state over to men w ho, only too often play the game of politics as a p rofession. It is my opinion that this process of enlig htement s hould be fostered in the public schools. Civics s h o uld mean more than

lenrn ing the n ecc!'~:t ry qualificati o ns of a c:t ndi cl:! tc- fo r t h e ofl1ce o f l'n·sid c n t or the tr11 e s ig ni firnncc of the flag floating o \·er t he House of RC'p,·e!'entn tin·s·. Eaeh stud ent s h ou ld h e nwd l· to fed n kt·, 11 ir: tc rest in problems w hi ch pertain to s tate and n:ttion a l gover nm en t w i th a gon rl d ose of political ~ cienee as a n:q11ircrnent fot· gn•dn rltio n. He should take· it as a mattet· of co t11·se th at he is a p:trt of t he govC'rn m ent onrl t hat he can, if he wi ll , h :tv e ::111 active pn rt in its m a n nge me n t. Wc h ave left the r ein s o f gove rnm ent . entire ly t oo lo ng in t he ha nd:< of pro fessi o na l politici::t ns wh o nrc in o ffice to pntetioc pea nu t politics o r t o get e\-cn \'·ith so m e pol it ical enemy. l t is hig h t ime th at w e sen d t o co ng r ess m en w ho wi ll fairly r e p rese nt us provided we m a ke pla in o ur wis hes. The solut io n of th e problem is plain ly with t h e voter. He c.1n vote th e str:tig ht ticl;et, as did hi s fath e r, o1· he can vote for the man w h o w ill be m os t faithful and efficient as ~~ pu b lic se rvan t. I a dmire t he ma n who said th at he was a Republican but, tlllless Teddy s hould run again, he would vote for B1-yan until the l::~st t 1·umpet sou nd s beca use he knew him t o be an h o nes t m a n with the ba.ek bone to ~ tnnd up fo r his convictions. Anothe r fund a mental principle o t good government is strict o b edi ence of all Ia ws. To quote Roose velt again: ''Th<:: !a ws need strengthening in more than one important point; they s h o uld be more definite, so that n o h o nest man can break them unwittingly, a nd so that the rea l wmng doe r ca n be readily punished. Moreo ver, there must be the public opinion back of the Ia ws or the Ia ws themsrlves will b e of no avail." And there lies the secret. An enli g htened public m f'ans good government, provided that public has the a mbition to in sist that its officers do the squ a r e thing. Some one has said that it is better to be governed by the worst despot of Europe than by a voting population t h e majority of whose members do

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n o t kn ow t h e..· difTc..·n ·n cc h e t \\'Ct>ll a poll tax a nd •• r·:t il"' :•y fr:11rd 1i::>c. Furth ~ rm orc, w e an: rnp id ly lll·c..•o u1in g O\'<.• rbu r rlencd w i t h a p•· .. ful- in n of u :-<cles >< la w !'. I t is clemnr: di zin g to :t cn•nnHHI\\'I.' n lth t o h n Ye g-r·o u rHl o u t of thl• h ·g-is l:H i \·e m ill C\'Cr_y bicn i1inm >- lH:h n mult i tude of ln w s wi t h a n t'C (lt a l numbe r rl·lc.·. g:ll l'd t o th e .cra p h cnp \\'i t lt o ut . in m o s t c:l:<l'S, t he fo r m a lit y o f n •·cp L': d . The pri n n e ci tizc n sho u ld o b ey t h L' Ia ws Hs h e u •ukr:;tands the m, a n d i t is hi s rluty to und c.·. •·stand t he m . o r :<e n d ll l c ll t o t h e leg is lat u r e wh o w ill ha ,·e th e m : t I t <.·rc d . L <.· t u s , t h e n . c•cn lc :t sentime n t o f lo y a lt y and ,!.!l'llu i nc I O\' l.' of c o untry : le t us sec t h nt h o n es t 111e 11 :1 1·e :J L t h l· he lm; le t ns fi nd out w lt n t is m ea n t hy " i r! i t iati \'C a n d r·c·fcrc..·ndum ," '' :.;h ip ~u hs i dy ." ' ' p r o tec tive t arr iiT, " :tn cl wh n t c <~u sc s t h e e n o rm o u s ddi c i lin t h e p o~l o fli ce rkpa rtm e n t. And . ab<> YC :ti l. le t us, a s pri nHe citizen s, n s s um c c h cc dull y n nd g ratefully o u r rcs p o ns ii Jili t ics in th l.' m :H.: hin cr y o f governme n t \Yith t he ln to \\'h:d g-1.' t h at t h e m eas ure o f its l·fli c ic n cy i s the meas ure o f o ur· o w n pros p e rit y a n d h a ppin ess. rvJ :1y \\'e r o u se o urs e l ves fro m th e rut of ig n o 1·an ce ~tn d indiflc r c n ce , thro w o fr the s ha c kl es o f tra diti o n whi c h hav e b n un d us , a nd a wn k , n t o th e rc..'spo n ~ ibiliti cs a n d o ppo .-tunities whi c h li e a b o ut u s. ' ' H a il ~ pir·it o f rey o lf·, t h o u spi rit o f life, Rise a t I es t t o t he t ru e meas ure o f thy birthri g ht. S pu rn th e pu ny wea po ns o f h a t e a nd op prcs. s io n: Fix ra th er thy ca lm, burning, oro t es ting eyes o n a ll the m y r iad !'ham s o f man , a nd they w ill fa d e away in t hinn est Gaze upo n the ~ain say ers until th ey ~ ee and fc:cl the tru t h a nd love th a t bega t ~~~~d b ore thee. Thi s an d thi s o nly g ive fo rm and b ody to thy n oble a spira ti o ns , And we s h a ll see d one o n ea rth a s in h ea \'!~ n. Go d 's e ver li v ing , g r·owing , r ipening will. " C L AR E B . C O I{N ELL.

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The Bachelor of Education Degree. Poss ib ly th e "w o rth-whileness" of the B a c h..:lor o f Educa ti o n deO'rce fro m th e b Peru No rm a l m a y h a ,·e co m e to the minds o t so me o f o ur alurnni in the form o f a qu es ti o n . T o su.:l1 a n inquiry the fo llo wing expr essio ns fro m t h ose w h o either ha ,·e t he degree o r a re s tri v iog 'for its acqu is itio n , t ogethe r with th e s t a tements fro m P r eside:: nt H n y es sh o ul d g ive a ns wer. Tht dcm :-t nd s upo n the s t ate n o rmal sc h oo ls to fumish hig h school teachers te n d t o inc rea se rn ther thAn diminish. The re is al so a g ro win g t end ency o n the p a r t o f b oa rds o f educa ti on t o demand th nt hi g h srh ool tenchers p os sess fo ur' yea rs' t ra ining b ey o nd th e high schc ol co ur~e . H ence th e extensio n o f 'rhe Peru co ur,.e o f st udy t o include the Bachelor of Educatio n d egree. Better pro'visions t han e\·er fo r meetinO' these dem a nds are • b b e1111! m a d e. The school will continue t o p1·ovide supe ri o r fa cilities for ' the a ccomm odHtio n o f its a lumni wbo desirt> to do w o r k lool<ing t o w a rd this degree. We a ckn o wlcdgt: th~ in spiration added by the prese nce o f ln rge numbers o f the ~lumni, a nd v o uc h fo r th e mutual good th a t ''-:ill rc~nlt hy a co ntinu a tion of the degree co urses. D. W. HAY ES. Ever y a lumnus . engaged in teaching, sh o uld m a ke m a nifest his in t erest in his Alm a M a t e r and a lon g with this a desire of a dv a ncing . In wh a t be tter w a y can he sh o w thi s th a n bv co ntinutn O' his w o r k b t o wnrd a degree a t ''Old Peru.?" The -teache r necessa rily ex r rts much influe n ce, ao d it is to a la rge degree, in thi s a dv a nced w o1·k th a t he has o pportunity of sp ecializing a nd sa tisfying his indi vidua l t astes, thu s fitting himself to fill his c h osen plnce with dignity. By d eveloping tbis c ultural side o l his n ature he. beco mes a broad- minded a ndeulturedfriend of youth .

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Ti.e value of the Rachelnr of Education degree to the growth anrl ~tanrling of llur ~cho->1 cann ot be corrcc1 ly estim~lll'rl now The fact that two ::.drlition;d collc·gr Fan: arc riffe red at o ld Peru wi ll attract many old ·~raduatc~ as they come to know the worth ofthe work. Let us cont inue to offer t he cour~e and maintain high standn rds of sc holarship C. V. WJLLIA!IIS '02.

~tanning for ad,·:rnccri profl·s~imwl train ing rl!- wdl :lS H fuJI coJit gc CO \II'~t"; H'l'OIIrl, this wurk bring-: the student int o thl· clo~­ e~t p<·r!'onal touch with thl· he;rcl s o f dcpartm<·nt~. a thing nut po~:-i hll· in lnrgl·r in ~t itu t i "n~; <11HI t hi rrl, the loyalty s hnwn ou r Alm a M<~tcr hv a r<·tu•·n to her fo r grndu<1t c· work, ()('a r ~ fruit nmnng prospt·ctivc !'llrcle nt s in n o mer~n wny .

The curriculum of the Normal has he<:n increased a nd en ri l·hcd of rc:-cent years. to sucb a . extent that g rajuatcs may as profitably return to Peru for their advanced work as t o em-oil in other in s titution!'. The Peru Normal s hould be to a large extent a post g r arlnatc school. The foul· State Normals of Nebraska will shortly supply a plentiful numbet; of lcach('rs for grade positions. Why not a well o rganized post gr~duate sc hool at Pnu to furnish teachers for the la rge s u pcriulendcn-

The tinie has gone by when any defense for th e v:duc of Normal trnining m·cd h e mndc. Unt: s•·lflom hears the st::ttl·mcnt n ow that 'ifa perso n kn ows a thing he c<Jn leac h it, and the way o f teachin g it will take cnre ofitst"lf.'' A ~uper intcn dcut of l:•rge city sch ool~ made the n·mnrl< that Norm:-~ 1 tra ined teacher~ without t•xpcri<·nce could ad:1pl themscl\'ls to a ~ystem in o n e third the time nt·cdl·d hy an un train<:d teacher, oth er th ings being cqu~d. The hc:rd of one of the fir.e~t equi pped Nt•rm:d Sc ho o ls in the Un i ted States r equires his te<~chcrs to be Norm a l ~c hool g ra rlu ate~ as well as University t r ained. The rlcgree Ed. 13 . stands fo r this l<inrl of preparation . and marks the teacher's pr oft·ssio nal stamp upon the schol::tr. This degrrc, as well as every othe r d egree. is not muc h more than a co nvenience, nn ah' brevia tion fo r lengthy explanat ions o f a candidate's prepara ti on, vouclu:d for by certificates and d iploma!;. Like every oth er degree, it h as its use and its ahuse, bu_t there is no question in th e minds of expcnenced teachers that t he pro fession h as been in n eed o f some recognition of the life work fo llowed hy la rge number s of sch o lars in the Un ited States. It is n o t duplicated by t he University d egr ee, n o r is it a substitute. It sig nifi es t hat the trained teacher has had collegia te preparation, that be h as come under the i nfluence of both the normal school and the college.

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Attractive~ -surroundings, thoro equip· ment. and the ''pull' ' of t he Pcru .spirit arc in themselves re asons sufficient for con tinuiog one's studies under the in!luence of his Al.ma Mater. But there is another very vital consideration to be found in t he ripe acquainta nce a lready had with instructors and teachers, and so necessary. in the attainment of best results. I t means much to the g raduate s tudent to kn ow that e,·ery faculty member is a lready acquainted with his needs and is t hereby able to render to him from the fir~t the greatest possible service. M. C. LEFLER, '09. A degree from the Pem normal is worth while tor at least three reasons; first , the degree, Bachelor of Education, is dis tinctive for one in the teaching profession,

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£yerett L i terary Society held its firs t pn1gram of tl~~- s ummer school, Fri lay ~:vening, 'June il, with the followmg vffi~ers in charg~: . Prcsident. Ba rbara Ca rdwill; vice pre<>ident, Pau li ne Aden; sec retary, Do r abet:Jones; treasurer, Dale Whi tfield; sargea~H-~t-arm s, Harriett S hack leto n; adviser , D. H . Weber ; attorney, J os. Goldstein. The - a ttendance is large a nd the interest intense considering the warm nights. The programs a re up to their usu tl standard in point of literary cxccllcnce a nd skill in delivery. The following program was rendered June 11th. Piano Sole................................... Ethel Medley Reading ................................... Ethel Robi nso n Vocal Solo...................... ...... Frank Ellenberger Reading .... ............. ............ .... ....... Edna Barnes "Tbings We Hear al]d See"Sardius Ellenberger Trombone Solo ................... ........... Gordoo Beck Vocal Solo..... ................... Adeline Blankenship This ·w as an unn s ua ll y interesting program with ao overflow crowd in attendance. Following the program, a · social half hour was spent, after which refreshments were served. June 17th, occu rred the following program: Piano So!o ........................... Corrinne Whitfield Reading......................................... Gertrude Ely Vocal Solo .................. ............ Marjorie Spencer "Sennon '' ....................... ...... .. .J<'seph Goldstei n Kindergarten Play...... .. .......................... . The p lay was nicely carried o ut and formed a source of amusement for a ll present.

O<!bate-Resoh·ed that campustry should he nholished. Affi~mati\·e l\ega Li\·e C. f. Skinner D . II. \\'eb<:r ll nrrictt Sh:ackdton Leona Uarlow The debate w11s n. comic alTair nnd sto ry t elling was \'cry profLa..;e. The spcak~:a·s long a nd varil'd acq ua intance \vith tht.: s ubject enabled t hem to d i ~e u ss it int~:ll i ­ ge nt ly and the audience en joyed iL ian rncn scly. July 1st, a patriotic program wns .~ in: n o n the campus. The bcnutifu l cn·ningcombinccl w ith the lovely su rrou ndin gs, d rew a large crowd. The band ga \'C a shot·t co ncc!"t after which the na tiona) song was s ung by all pre ·ent. Patrick H e nry Gordon Beck read the "Dl·clamtion of fnclependence'' anrl Da niel Webster jos. Go ldstein deli \·ered a very impressive ;tncl able address o n ''T!-:e Typica l Amniean.'' Mr. Go lds tein d lways g ives E verett me mbe rs somet hing good whcne\·er he is on t he program. a nd his add r ess wns n o exception to the ru le. July 8th: Piano Solo ............................. Ma ry Ellenberger Story ........ .... .............................. .. Belle Bolejack Rcadi~g .................................... Et hel Robin so n Vocal Solo .......................... ...... Ru t h Gentleman Reading .......... ............................... Da rle Tay lor Reading .............................. ........... Edna Barnes Piano Solo .. ........................... .. Sidncy Mayna r d Reading ............................................. .\II r. Chard The prog rams fo r the rema i nder of the ycat· promise to be fully as interesting as thev have b een an d t he s ummer school officc~s \~v iii finis h their w0rk , feelin g that i t has been worth w hile a nd ~ h at their efforts have been fully appr ecia t ed. Philomathea n Society. MABLE A. BRUNER.

The next program was given ] une 24 and was as follows: Piano Solo ................................. ..... Esther Ross Vocal Solo ........................... Esther Blanl1enship Original story.............................. Dorabee J ones Trombone Solo ..................... Prof. C B. Cornell Selection by Everett Quartette .................. ..

The opening progra m o f the Philomathcan Society for the summer session was well appreciated by a la rg e aud ience. After t h e progra m, the n ew officers were elected as follows: Mr. G uy Willia ms of Peru, presiden t ; Miss L ouise Herrick of


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TilE :\O l:C\.1.'\ L ITE Li ncoln . \'il·t· · pn:~idcnt : :\li!'~ :\lahcl Bnmc r o f k :tndnl ph. n·conlin~ >:ecn•t nry; :\.Iiss Edith In),,.." ' ~hl·lhy. <:orrcsponciing secn:t a r y; :\I r . ~an ford C ll•ttwn ts o f Elm w o o d, lrca!-urc:r·; :\ J j,..,_ (;l.·nn· icn: F nnl of All ia nc-e, :\1 r .. \ 11dnhon Xl'll" of R u ra l 1:\ctreat. Va ., :\1 r . .J l'!':-e ll l'tHi t ick :-; of 1\o.:lson, trush ·cs . Vicl·- l' t·l.·>:ido.:t tl, i\ li >:s E lizn hcth Curr y , prc~iclccl in t h e absence of Pn:sident H a r r y J oltn,.oti. T ht· following progr:tnl wm; gin·n June 1 7t h : P ia no Solo .. ............................ ~I ild red ll nnna T rumhnno.: Solo ............. ....... .....G. H. \\'illiams Reading- .......... .. ..... .... .. ... ... .. .. Caroline Bohacd;: Vocal : o lo .. .......................... . ...... Rex Truman The soci~ l good t im e w hi c h fn llowcd th is prngr n m w:ts gn.•n tl y <: njo.n•ci . The new game o f ").!l'lti n g acq n ni n tcd" was one o f the in tc n~s tin g fc:t tun:o s o f th e t'Ycnin g, a nd t o e ve r yo n e's d e li g ht , t hi s ga m e w as so m o dified tlt n t i t <.:1> ul d he ca r r ied o n during the s l.· n ·i n g o f rc fre~;luncnl s.

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Stnte. The .musical me mber s were g rea tly enjoyed a nd Professor Gregg' s illus tra ted talk o n Nl·brnska w as a fittin g close t o t his excelle n t p r ogra m. W e learned tha t it w ns unn ecessa ry to j o urney out o f our ow n ta te t n ste the beauties o f Na ture. Pr o fessor Hendricks assiste~ . I;'ro fessor Gregg hy n n ~ing so me of the 119 ted bluffs in th e wes tern p a rt o f the s t a te.

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Ath leticsn t Peru this summer a r e in a m os t fl o ut; shing co n ditio n. S~m e tbin~ unu ·u:tl a nd n e w t o s ummer scliool s tu dcn t"l'. The b oa r d a nd school are s pnrjog n o cxpt•iwc to g i,·c the student ' b~dy the' brst-o f n t hlc t ics a nrl n thlt>tic in !itruc_tfOJi." t o vary nnd ma ke pleasan t tht> routin~ s t ud it's d urin g the h ot !'ummer m on t,hs. Three ins truct o rs , eAch the most · COtl]petent o btain nblc in their lines have ch-a~~e. P r ofessors Brurnage a nd" Ra der h~y~ ,,. •. c h nrgc o f men 's a nd wo m~n' s gym ' ~Ja~se~ ~ .,.; a nd Peru 's fi r st s umme r school ball team , .: ":· _ is in cha rge o f T o m M oore. Owing t o 1 ack o f spncc bu t n brief write op of each .... - ;:r,· o f t hese can b e g iven here. \

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Alumni...Varsity Basket Ball. Neve r sine~ th ~: o ld d ays of tAndem form ation s has any un sus pec ting audi.ence becn ·ruthlesslv treated t o s uch a n exhibitio n o f r o ug h--riding a nd ~round-and-lofty t umhlin g a s did the members of Peru's '10 Va r·sit:y team put up a ga ins t the pick-up . a lumni team. a nd ne ver will t hey d o a n y better until tht>y lea rn the ru diments of the ga m e, ge t t he points o f the compass . pro p erly a lig ned a nd recogni ze th a t 'the b aske.t- ba ll field is n o t a hippodrome. The ga me, resul t ing in favor o f t he p ickup Alumni t eam by a score of 17-8 w a !' lca tun·IC!ss. The E x-Va rsity did good w o rk . while th ey forgot thei r p oo y-p o lo t ac tics a nd didn ' t think they w ere spect a tor:;, but were ha mpered by a cli nging


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Peru 2...Rockport 1 Base Ball. In one of the cleanest a nd most thrilling ga mes seen upo n the ho me field in so me days the s ummer timers cleaned up Rockport, Mo. semi-pro tt:arn by a score of tw o -one. Neither tea m was a ble to score u ntil tbe ninth inn ing, when two hits, and a missed hard chan.:e a llo wed Rock port to score after two wer e do'''"· Peru s uc<:eeded i n get ti ng Clem a nd Beck on bases, a nd l<ockpor t changed pitchers. The new thrower Cha rles worth hit Zink, fill ing the bases. Swett, the next man up, put t he ball on the ba nk for his second t\'\'O sack er , a nd spoiled what was beco ming a very inter esting contest. Tbe features of t he ga me were Gary's shortstoppiog, Clems's s hut out pitch:ng a nd fou r fine bone bead plays by Peru. Batteries, Per u, Clements and Moo re, Rockpo rt, Wohlt, Charlesworth a nd M usser. Umpire Vance. Attendance 104.

Miss Beulah S. Rader. Miss Beulah S. Ra der , who took charge of women's ath letics June 7, '10 is a g raduate of the Physical Education Course of the Nebr. Uni. She co mes to us with a very hig h r ecord in her lines of w ork, being considered the best hasket ball player in the girl's game in the state io 19 a nd took second prize for girls a th letic contes t at U. of N. 1910. She holds t he record fo r

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nnd qua lity ()f th e work d o ne a ttest he1· ability beyo nd dou bt. M iss Rader's cha r ming personality and ing ratiating ways m :~ k es her a charming add itio n Ln our faculty and we a re vc:•,-y greatly pleascJ to welcome her to the head of o ur wo men 's athletics.

Alpha Brumage. Alpha Brum age, Kansas Uni \'c rs ity '04, who has been chosen by the state board t o lead the ath letics of Peru fo r t he next year a rrived a nd took charge o f his d epa rtment M onday, J une 2 7. Mr. Brum agc bas a n at hletic reputatio n of th e finest lt in<l both as a n athlete and as a ~:oach. He played football, base-ball a nd basket-ba ll fo r K. U. in '01 , '02 and '03, star ring as tackle u pon t he foot bal1 tea ms, of which be w as captain in ' 03, a nd as a g ua rd upon K. U's. best b asket ball teams. His reco rd as a hurd let· u po n the track teams •>f the Red a nd Blue during his s tudent days i~ as widely kn o wn t hrouo-hout the Missouri valley as is hi& 0 foot-ball a nd ba~ket ball Fr owcss.


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ca rct' r 1\l r. Brupr n du<..·<:d t o Hi g h Sch o o l tate clwmpinn!-'hip tl'a m ~ n nd wh ile coach nt th<: t·olkg <.·s of Ottowa :11HI W i lliam Jewell , ha s JtH:l and d<:fcatcd t h e best tc::uns of the l\ l iss o tn· i vaJky. amo ng- t h em s uch sc h oo l ~ a!' H:tsi. ill. Kas. l·ni , Baker ll1i. and :\ l o . l"ni . c: trni n g by his w o rk in t h e!:c s c l:ools tho.· J"t' JHI tat in n of be ing- the b es t caoc h i n t h ..: colleges of 1\li ><sou ri. !VIr. Hrum:1ge is a fi n e example of the c o lll'ge ;t thktc.:, st and ing n early s ix feet, fino.·ly pro p o ,·tion cd. wit h the win n in g nnd <:~t sy nHtnner o f n sc h n l:11· nnd a gen tlema n . A man of m os t c x c mpl :u·y life and h n bi t·s, of t h e hi g he:-t 1·epu ta t io n in his l i n e, \\"l' \\"t.'lco m c Prof 13runw gc n nd hi s fnmil_v to ou1· sc h oo l and c o m muni ty n n d feel th a t th e p r ese n t r c pu tntio n of Peru in nlh lc t ic lin es i::: in th e bes t possible ha n ds. m [tg~_· h :1~

In \ V. Tom Moo r e, P e ru Sta t e No rmnl, ' 1 0, th e st;1te b oard h ave g i,·en the base-

b a ll e n th u s iasts of t h e s umme r term th eir first coach, and o u tdoor ath le t ics fo r the s umm er h ave co n sequ e ntl y taken a fir m er h o ld u pon t h e s tud e n t bod y th a n h cn·tofo re . Moo r e ca ug h t t h e seaso n for the Per u Toter collegia te c h am p io n s , and his w o rk in thi s line convi n ced t h e board of his fitn ess for th e p l ace w ith whi c!1 th ey h a v c h o n o red him, a nd th e \vo rl< of th e t ea m s tn ce h a s j u s tifi ed their choice. Moo r e b ets p lnyed four years o f college B ase Ba ll , the first three w ith Doa n e and t h e la s t with o ur ow n tea m . He h as demo n s tt·ilted his ab ilit y to le a d his teams a n r1 teach a n y department of the game. The stud e nts arc s h o wing unu s u a l interes t a nd t h e tea m i_s but ve ry little infe rior t o th e c h a mpi o n s. M r. Moore g raduated wit h the cl ass o f ' 1 0 a nd h as b een elected to th e department of L atin it) th e Da k o t a

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Seniors Located for Next Year. T he f( Jilow in g seniors have been d eded to p ositio n s since o llr last report: C. E. G rim es . su pt. Republican City; R. 0. J ac ks o n . prin. H owell s; Varro T y ler, science, Syr acuse; Charlotte Hickman, Battle Creek; M innie S ublette, science, Beaver C i ty; Geee vieve Fo rd, Crawford; L ena F r eiday, science, , P la t tsmouth ; Ellen Scheidt, scien::e, Bloomin g t o n ; G . C. C olburn·, science, H a rtington ; Ha ttie Sch wenker, J<ising City; L ou ise U pson, Gn:enwoo ci; E s th er Evan s, Sidney ; L eola Fra nce, Clarks: Francis Lyrych , Cla rk s; Do ra bee J o nes, Moorefield ; Belle Bolejack, ass t. prin ., Shidley.


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Skip T his. Our Advertisers. Wi t h out a dve r tisements there w o uld be no "Norma lite!'' Without progressive, widea wa ke business men t her e w o uld be no a nvertisemen ts! I t is a m a tte r fo r g r a tu latio n that t he in t el ligent co nsis ta n t support of the mer chants and p r ofessi..w a l me n of Pe ru , Neb ra ska Cit y , a nd a lso Lincoln a nd Aub u rn , has been so l oy a ll y a c· corded o ur m agazine the pa s t y ea r . The ataff w ishes to ex tend its h eartfelt tha nl<s to t hese b us iness men . It d esires t o co mmen d t h em t o the s tu den t b o dy und ci tizens of P er u. It exp resses the since re h o pe that every well-wisher of t he "Norm a li te" wi ll best o w his patr onage u pon those who h a ve sh own their interest in us, to t he e nd th a t t h eir s upport m ay continue to be a cco rded our publica ti ons in the mon t hs to co me.

A ce rta rn Sou lless C o rpo r a ti o n wh ose chi c:f end in life w as ope ra ting a r a il ma d, experit•nce d d ifficul t)' in p reventing d is agreeable lan d-slid es a lo ng its rig ht-ofw~• y . So me impr actica l d rea mer s u ggest ed th n t ra mbler r oses be pla n ted o n t h e snncl y h il l sides . It was s o. No w , abo ut tw o yea n; since t he oper a t io n w as pe rfo rm ed , says a n Associated Press r epo rt, the p ro h lcm see ms to be s o lved. A n d m o r e! F o r a p rosa ic s t np o f la ndscape l1as beco me bea utifu l. " Tbe desert has b lossom ed like a rose." And r um o r b a s i t t h at the S o u lless C o r pora tio n ..yill so o n expen d se vera l t h o usa nd do lla r s i n b-e-a-u-t-i-f-)'i-n -g its p ro per ty!! It h as b eco me a t r uism t o Sa)' t h a t P eru is scenically blessed by Na tu re. The g ood old Da me h a s a way, h o w e ver, o f leavi ng a fe w r agged edges now a n d the n, p r oba-

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hlv tn g1n: her ~pns nnd dnug-hter~ a --h :1n· in mnkin~ th i ~ g:n:-at o ut-of-dtH rs. Thl· -.tn·ct. <'X tl'IHiing ca,-t nnd Wl'"' t one hlnl·li tll l l·t h of th e c:nnpus, i,- a c;~oo:c in point Cl·t-lltin stn:tchcs o f t his thorofare an: hl·:tutifu l o nl y w here ··cli,-tnnt·l· lench: l'llt:h:tnt tll l'llt. '' A!lcl tiH·re :lr<.: otlwr s uc h hv- wu v s . • H:nt;l1ln· t·oscs :lnd Prniric QuCl'llS flouris h lu xu riantly in P..:ru soil. Would that wt· too h ad a S o u l lc~s Cor·porntinn amt) ng us!

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The S noe Fou r th. Cannon c ra c iH-rs. torpcdoe:-:. rlynnmitc. b onfi n ·s. nrc t lt t•y to be no m o re ? \\'ell. it h(·g in s to look th nt w ay . ~ o. wt· hun·n't los t o ur p:-ttriot ism. But really . thl' irrcp t·cssihlc:: foo lki!ll'r and the small boy with pistol and fin.:crncl,crs n n d lockjnw ncedl'd n.:fo •·ming, t h o it may Sl'CI11 like clip ping the l":l).!'le's \\· iugs to d o i t . Yn u H:c. two ye:1rs ngo the F o ur t h bro ught injury to fou t· Limes as mn n y peo p le a s ar<.· in the Peru s ttmm c r sc h oo l. T hin k what t h nt mcnn~! I3ut in 1 903 n n u mhl'r a lmos t eq n n l t o o u1· s tude n ts w ere ki lled o utrig ht. T h o u sands we t·e inj un::d. 13ut 'twas a g l or·io u s Fnurth! Y..:s, b n t d ol'S pa triotism m cn n in san it y? ln t Olll' hit more thnn liberty mcn ns license. Anrl na·n reflect ing on t hese t hi ngs sa w the lll.'l'rl for a sa n e r Fout·th , ngi tnted fo r i t . :1 nd n h-<":Hiy their efforts h ave c u t down 1 !'103'~ rl ent h list by s i x -seve n t h s. T he old -fash ioned Fourt h , noisy, ti 1·eso m e, d nn g t-r•'\ts. I S rap idl y going o u t o f vogue. Bu t w~: 'll enj oy o u rsel ves just t he same, lll'\' <.' r yo u fear . An d we ve n t ure to say t hat this m o ve m ent n eed a larm n o patriot, H saner Fo ur t h will m ean so und er patri otis m . .:/-

Idea ls . Devotio n t o idea ls is evinced not so m uch by obli vion to t hings ear t h ly as by_ a pcrspccti ve broad en o ug h to enable us t o consider co m n . o n , yea even, o ffe ns ive ma t ter s, as elem en t s o f a g r eat economy.

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Not so infrequently we a r e compelled to o f consciotl'sness from a consideration o~' Browning's Dramas, to t he problem s of adu lterated f0o rl , o f unsanitary dai ryin g. or of flit::>. The:: keen er our appreciation of t he g reat ,·icw); of life , t he mo r e p r o m p tly a nd sens ibly we can grapple with disag-reeable li ttle matters o f funda men tal impo r ta nce . Once u pon a summ er d ay a g r ocer was standing on his s idewalk , his ba nds o n th e aw ning. The day was dusty-the aw n ing w as di rty. A ma n entered t he store. After him came t he _grocer. T he mn n asked fo r so me cheese. The g rocer cut the cheese. H e put his hands upo n it. Jle placed it upon his coun ter , a counter o f ro ug h boards upon w hich flies were feasting. Then he u nrolled t he pa per , picked u p t he cheese-wit h his ha nds- a nd marie up bis package. In a ll t his time tbe grocer d id n ot e\·cn w ipe his ha nds on his trn uscrs. This cus tom er paid fo r his cheese b ut t he Lo r d and p r o fesso r Duncanson only kn ow h ow m a n y variettes o f b ac teria he rct·ci ved l!r a tis. It is easy t o pass fro m ~ . . If t he subject o t g rocen t o t ha t of fltes. any teacher wishes to oht ai u a t ext for a sermon on ' flies" a casual observat io n o f t he out d oor a nd in d oor habitat o f these active cr eatures wi ll furnish i t. And such a sermon s hould be p reached. P r ofessor Ro use and his Training School teachers un der t he au idance o f Profe~sor Gregg, have been ~reaching such d octrine this s u m mer. Great magazines a re p reaching it. Prominen t physicia ns are preaching i t. T <'acher s wh o a r e a li ve t o t heir r espo ns ibilities a nd o ppo rtu nities wi ll soo n be preaching i t. And t he d octrine is t hist hat flies a nd the fi lth they typify, are di s~emina ters o f disease aod fever. W a r has been d ecla r ed on disease and its a llies. T he wo rld needs your support in i t 3 onsla ug ht agai nst t he common bo use fly. It is time t o give o ur ideals a touch of p racticality. turn our search lig h t


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Elme r Seeley, '09, wh o too k a leading part in a number o f dra matic events last year is a ttending the Columbia School of Expressio n this summer. Gu y Williams, ' 06, wh o vvas reC'Iected a t Alliance a s principa l of the high school at such a fla ttering increase in sa lary, is attending the Peru norm a l summ er sc h ool. H e is president of the P hilo lite rary society fo r the summer. Miss Mary T ynon, '98, who has bee n assistant libra rian of the Peru normal library since '05 , will attend the Wiscon sin Libra ry -Sch ool, at Madiso n, this s ummer. Miss Carrie H esseltine, '04, wi ll t a ke M iss Tynon's place during her absence. Misses Ethel Kennt:dy, '04, Opal l<icc, '10 , and Catheri ne Hanks, '09, acco mpa nied th eir teacher Mrs. Da isy Nettle t on to Chicago where t hey w ill attend the Columbia Schoo: of Expressio n.

I Miss Sarah C. J ewell, '02, w ho has been

1:eachin g in Seattle, Washingto n, is visiting with her father and m o ther Mr. and Mrs. A. J. J e well in Peru this s ummer . Miss Rach el Fairchild, '03, \Vho ha s been principal o f the Spencer sc hools fo r a num her of years has accepted a p lace in the Crete high schuol facul ty for tlw co ming year. Supt. Marcellus and the Crete board of education are t o be congra tu lated. Among the a lum ni, o f'09 and previou s , in attendance at Peru· this summer are· J ohn H a nna, '08; Don Young '07; Jesse F: Hendricks, '09; Guy William s, '06; Raney M. Med ley, '02; A. T. Roltze n, '09; Be rnice McHerron, '06; Mildred Spencer, '09; Ethel Willi::t ms , '09; Tillie Anderbcrry, '09; Espe Mc Lea n , '08; Ralph Lewis '09; Stella Opp, Nellie Rodabaugh. · Alice York, 19 00, has been a ttendinothe 0

ORMALITE Chicago Un iYcrsi ty specializ in g in Latin' S ince g ra du at ing Miss York has carlll:d the A. B. from W\'slcynn UniY e rsity, A. i\1 . from Sta t e Uni\·crsity , B. E. from her A lm a Mater. C. E. Be nso n, '0 7 , spent a fe w clays in the ea d_v part of Jun e in Peru on m alttTs o f bus iness. M r·. Benso n attend ed the State University the past yr-ar. Fr·cd H a llett, '05, t he li ve p r·incirol of St. Pau l hig h sc h ool, is spend ing a p o r t ion of his s umme r at his pa r·cnts' ho m e on a farm n c;~ r Pe ru.

]. D. Graves, '80, is planning to ta ke nn excursio n party to Wyoming t hi s s u mme r·. Mr. Graves wi ll ma ke nn ideal le-nder fo r· suc h a party. Ben B<:dell , '09, who w as science teache r· at Fullcr·to n th e past year is taking a cour·sc in practica l s urveyin g t h is summ<T und e r Prof. Howie and the state sur·veyor, H a rvey. C. M. Penn ey . '07, one o f o ur Alu p rni cxpresiden t s is n ow seen a h nu t Penr a nd vi<;inity, frequ e ntly. It is r e por ted o n good authority that Penney w ill fo rever abd icate th e privileges of sing le b lessedness t he 27 clay nf July . The fo rtun ate la cl_v i~ his class mate Miss H elen l>ysa rt of the clnss o f '07. This new h o m e w ill fi n d its fi rst location in Bla ir w her·e Mr. Penney is to be the principal o f the hig h sc h oo l at a salary $300 a b o ve th at o f a ny previo us p r·i nei pal. H a rry Beck, '06 , is spending the su mme r upon th e Pacific coast . H e r cpo r·ts th e county so agreeable t h at his frien d s fea r he m a y decide to adopt it . Don Youn g , '07, fo r t he p ast yca1· principal of the Wahoo hig h schoPI is in Pent this summer working toward his d egr ee. H e h as a number of his high sch ool p eo p le wit h him. H e returns to Wah oo fo r a uother year.


THe

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Ex - pn.: ~id,·nt J. \V . Crnbtn:c. '87. h as ann o un n·d h i:-; ca ncl irb cy fur ehra!"ka's stalL' :-;upL·•·int e ndc..:••<-'.Y· This to the a lu mn i is a \'lT\' plc:1sin,l! hit of n e ws fo r t h ey fc..:('l that :\I r Cn1btn·e c..: :1n do Neb r aska a gn·a t SlT\' icc in that posi tio n. H e is at the prc..:sc..: nt timc..: in Boston at t he N. E. A. ujJo n \\'hosL· progra m he nppen r s.

II . 11 . Reirnu1HI, '06, s uperintendent o f t h e c .-:1 \\'fonl schools is one of th e inst ru c t o r·s in the \'a lentin c..: J u ni or No rm a l th is s u111m ~ J". (;. ll am ld \Villi n m s, '08 , h a s a li ke pos i t io n in t h e Broken Bo\\' No nn n I.

Pt..-u wi ll be \\'e ll ,·eprcsen tecl in t h e Wah oo sc h ools next y c:1 L Six of t h e eig htee n tea c h c1·s an:: !'e n• 11 o rm:1l g r ndua t es. M r. C. Go ni o n B.cek , ' 1 0, goes b uck a· principn l o f. t h e No ,· t h W:1rd. In t h e s a m e w a rd .Vli ss E llen W a lstr o m, ' 09 , h as t he p rim a r y and Miss An abel J oseph. '08, t h e fift h and s ixt h g t·adcs. Miss In n F oglest t·o m, '09, n n d Miss Ne llie J o hn so n ' 10, will t·epr cscnt P e ru in t he Soutb Wa rd. D o nJ . Yo un g goes h ac k as principa l o f the hi g h sc h oo l. Miss R o xie M cG r e w, '0-1·, o f Aub urn, is s p e ndin g h e r s ummer vaca ti o n Yi siting fri e nd s a nd rela tives in Oh io, a m o ng the fo rm e •· b ein g M iss Cock erill , '06, a t Washing t o n, C . H . Supet·in te nd ent Barakman, '09, o f Dunb a r is e nj o y ing life o n th e diamond , b eing e m p l oyed as a n umpire fo r i.he Mink L eag u e for the slimmer at a good sal a ry. Ira Cartney , '09, is w01·king in a bank at On g during hi s vacation from schoo l duti es. His brother T om is h an dlin g a ut o mobiles at t h e same place. E . 0. B lack stone, ' 09, is t ou ring o n the P ac ific c o ast thi s su mmer. He re p ort s the

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west a g lo rious country of opportuni ty. l\liss Alice Loomis. '96 , who w as the o rgan izer a nd pop ula r head of the d omes tic science depar tmen t at Peru , is n o w a teache r o f h er specia l ty iu t h e Univ ersity o f Wiscons in.

II Our Clubs II The Tennis Club. St. Simon Stylites for a n entire yea r stood u pon o n e leg; for thirty yea rs he lived , exposed t o every c ha nge of the w eather. upon the top of a high stone pilla r. And as his emaciated b ody bent ceaselessly back a nd for t h in prayet·, pilgrims assemhlcd from fa r lands to do him h o mage, exclaim ed, "Won der ful , wonder. 1" ful , t h o u most pious a nd h oly smut. And so me were even mo ved to go a nd do lik ewise. For this was in the middle ages when men fel t t h at t or t uring the body bea uti fied the soul. They belie ved that muddy water , r o tted corn, sleepless vigils, hideo us macera tio ns produced t he type worth w hile. We belie,·e t ha t pure wate r , good food, useful labor, pleasant recreatio n res ult in the desired development. . p Ia n d1'd n 't w ork·, 'tis oaone. Ours T[ 1e1r d oes; 'tis coming to its ow n. . And so th e summer school h as a Ten~ts Club . It s hould be co m mended too for tts ' . o f fifty"' ·for its courts, active me m b ers h tp beautifully locate d , weIl lat'd ou t a nd kept up; for the many p Iayers 1'ts sched ules a •ccomo d a te a nd the in ter est developed tn . the co nnng t o urn a men t · Better j oi n next . d em a n ds the keen eye year ! For tennts a nd obedient muscle. Behind its sh o uts o f "15 all," "40-30," " duce" there are reasons .

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THE l\OIOJALIT E

On S u nday. Ju ne 2 6t h a gra nd r;1lly w a h eld in hono r of t he re tu rn of t he J o hn so n R~Jigious bro th (·r~ a nd Elrn er C hrisenseu. wh o were sent aR del egates to Y. i\1. C. A. eo nN.C. C. A. ven ti o n a t Casca des, Co lo. Eac h O IH: G EI'> EVIEV E FORO. br'l ug ht bac k with him mu ch of the t·nTbe N. C. C. A. h :o s enrolled on its list thu sia sm h e. had received w hil t: then·. ab o ut thirt y m<'mb<-Vs. a number of wh o m E11ch r(•p o rt was fu ll of g o od thin g s a nd have bee n h ere btforc. Meeti ngs are held wn s a n in spira t io n t o al l th ose w h o lte a rd e very ~undny at ten o 'clo ck in t he res t- t hem . Spncc d oes no t a ll o w u s t o g in: roo m . the ~ uhs tancc o f th e rep orts hu t W t' :11·c .Electio n o f o ffice rs t o ok place at the firs t s ure th:tt th ey m Hdc us reali ze, as we h a d of th e summ<' r sc hool t e rm a nd the fo llo w- n o t q uite rea li?.ed befo re, th e po w <.·r· a nd ing w ere d ec ted : president, Miss F o rd ; influe nce o f th e Y. .M . C. A. It w o uld ce rv ice- pn:side nt, Miss Pries hoff; s ecre t a ry, t a inly be a gra nd t hing if m o re o f us Mr. H ea ley; bus iness m a n ager, Miss Brun· w o uld g r<tsp t he oppo rtuni t y o f a tte ndin g s uc h con vc n tio ns. er.

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We a ll miss o ur friend .a nd advi~o r Miss La lly , a nd wis h s he we n: back here with us.

T he Y. l\1 . C. A . s tag socia l gi "\o·cn Jun..: 1 thin th e g y mn asium w as w e ll a tte nded. The s pecia l fca tut·cs o f the c \·cning On June 26th, nearly all the membe rs of · w ere a n o b~ ta cl e rr~ C'e by fo ur co ntest n nt H, the asso cia tion drove to Auburn to attend a wres tling nHttc h be tween Skinner a n d WycoJT, and a pic ea tin g co ntes t in w hi ch church, and returned t o Peru in the ea rly a number o f ·'pic fa ces " pa rti cipa ted . part of the aftern oon. Germ a n Wyco/T :tn d S l<inn cr ca rried o /T th e Y.M.C.A. tro phies. The m oRt exciting fea t w·e o f th e JOS. GO LDSTEIN. eve ning wa s an indoo r· ba se ba ll ga m e, At the firs t meeting of the Y. M . C. A. pla yed be tw een the fa culty a nd the se nthe fo llo w ing we re ch osen a s o ffice rs fo r i o rs, which res ulted in a victory fo r the the s~.>mrner term : J. E. Mo rga n , president; la tte rbyascorcof 6 t o 3 . Aft e r refres h J o seph Golds t ein , secreta ry; Wa rren Bur- ments w ere scr\'cd Pro fesso r Hcndrie l; s rell, treasu rer. Pro fesso r Hendricks led ac ted a s t oas t mas tt r a nd t oasts wt·re reth e m ee ting , a nd th<' qu estion, "Why a m I spo nded t o by eac h o f the fo llo win g: J os. here in sch ool ?" w as di f:cussed . Many re. Go lds tein , J o hn A. H a nn a, Pro fessor· Go wspon-ses w ere rn a cle.in a ns wer t o this que!'- in a nd J oy E. M o rga n. Cards wen:~ ti o o of w hich the chief a mong them wa s a passed a nd an o ppo rtunity was g i ven to desire fo r a mon: complete li ving. the n ~ w men to j o iu t he associ:a tio n . Mr. - M o rgag led t he meeting Sunday' Jun e l 9 th in hi~ us ua l m a sterfu l and force ful way. The co ns titution ofthe Y. M. C A . \\·as rf-!a d a nd ex pla ined a fter which ~ol lowed a very in teres-ting discussion of the topic, "Pr oble ms I mus t mee t in school." The tende ncy o f m a ny pupils is t o take so much school w o rk tha t t hey a r.e compelled to neglect Chris tia n d uties . Does this · mea n you?

Y. W.C.A. G l:: R'I'IW UE l\I. ROD!NSON.

On Sa turday a fte rn oo n June 11 , between the ho urs o f 3 and 6 p . m ., a w elco me in the fo rm o f a g eneral recepti n n , was gi ,·en t he ne w s tud ents by the three christia n associa tio ns . It was held in th e two socie t y h a lls a nd the Y. W. C. A . an d N. C. C. A. rest-roo ms. The afte rno o n


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wa -. '"]Jl.'llt Ill ).!e l ting- :h:quAintcd n nd a ,l.!t'llet :&l :_! n od tillll'. 1-!t..•freshmcnts, cnnsi tillpllf Jll lll l' h :&llcl w a fer:::, were ~ c rvcd .

- Th1.· ~u11da ,. mt..·etillg::: of the ns ocia tio n h:l\' l' hn·ll ,- ~..· ,·y illll..'l'l..' :<ting nnd in:.o:tru..:ti\e thi..; :'lllllllll'l'. rhe opclli ng meeting of the !:HllllJll t..· r !-ch on!. Junl' 1 ~. wns lcd by :\I iss Fr:&IHT ~ \\'ill:~ n l Hl akc, o n th t· s uhjcct, ' ·l'r·~..· p:ll·: •ti ll ll !la ys rtnd a Definite Ai m." A nurll ht..T ofth1..· r11.: w i'tude nts jo ined the a-.so1.·iatiou o n t hi · fir~t unrlay of lhe s ulllllll'•' ~ ~..· ~ s idtl. The medirt.!..!, on June 1 9. wns led by lklk Hol~..-j:u: k on the topic. "Do not be !-i 111 pi y goo d ." The though L brought ou t ill l hi ~ lc~sou was that we must he wo1·kiug C lu·i:<l i:111s if we w o uld be t.ruc f dl owc r s of o u1· i\lnslcr. i\J iss E~sc Teich ga \ "C u ~::... pinuo solo. 1\li~:<

i\1 i ~s Dnrlc T ay lor led the m eetin g o f June 2(), h1..·r· s uhjt•ct being ·•Yo ur L ust C ha n...:c. " A ll lllll her l ook :&clva n tngc o f t he c h ance gin· n llH:m to s penk o n t he s u l>j ccl, :1ncl rnnn y inspir ing a nd helpfu l lhou.~ht s w e n· g iv1..· n. A special musical numbc 1· w as a pi :• n o solo by i\liss Austin. The n oon-day pra ycr-mcetings have bt'c n quite w t' ll <tttcndcd, and bnvc cert a in ly bt•cn a sou&·ce of help to a ll w h o lwYc attended. Al l arc welcome to these m c·ct i ngs. A missio n st udy class b as been orga nir.erl by the Y. W. C. A. a n d Y. M . C. A. T hi s cla ss meets o nce each week u nder the leadersh i p of J 1·of. Hendricks. T heir basis for s t udy is " T he Apo logetic of Missio ns," by J. L. Murrn y. M isse-s Anna Dan iell and Sadie J oy left June 23 for th e Cascades Conventio n , as de legates fro m the Pet·u Y. W. C . A. They will be joined a·t Cascade by Miss M a bel Gustafson , w h o wi ll also be a delegate fr om out· association.

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A· s uccess ful membefship campaign was conducted fro m June 20 to June 25. Tbe associ::~ lio n was di,·ided into two ,divisions, the o ne, dl'signated by the blue ribbon, led by Captain Lillian Carlson , the other. by the white ribbo n, commanded by Cn ptain Beuln h Rader. At the close of the contest at 5 o'clock o n Friday evening, t he resul t wa s 1 24 to 118 in favo r of the '' w hi tes." At the btginning of the cn mpnign the ass01..·iation numbercr! 105 members, and by Friday night, the number wa s nlmost 350. the lnrgest members hip th e as ocia tion bas had for some time. On Saturday a fternoon. June 25, n reception was g i,·en in t he gymnnsiu_m to the g irls who bad joined the association during the recent membership campaign: The time w as pleasantly spent in playing g a mes, and late in the evening icecream was Se& · vcd. Do yo u !mow wh a~ it is to be uu affiliated member? lf not, write to t he President ofY. W. C . A, Per u, Nebr. Music and Expressio n hall was crowded to i ts limits Sunday. Ju ly 3. when M ra. Ida Vibbard Bro wn . of Lincoln, former aeneral secretnrv of the State university 0 • Y. W. C. A., spoke to our association gi rls. Mrs. Brown took for her su bject "The La rger Vision," and in her forceful and practical way, made every girl in the meeting catch a larger and bett er visio n of the Christiau life. Surely every one w ho had t he pri vilege of hearing Mrs. Brown w ill go out bett er prepared to face th e respo nsibilities of her own life. Mrs. Brown h as been general secretary o f the un i versity Y. W. C. A. for five years, a nd it is with regr et t hat we see her reti re from ac tive Association wo rk. The program here was en riched by one of Miss E s ther Blaakeosbip's high ly apprecia ted solos.


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P~ru an Td~al normal School

The re are many f::.ctors th at contribu te toward mak ing Peru :1n idea l school fo r the tra ining o f tea<·hc rs. , E!'tabli shed in 1867 it ha s had a contim•ou s grow t h until a t the prese nt time it is one of the ·la rg est and best ~:quippe d n o rm:d scho o ls. in the countrv. Its a lumni arc fo11nrl in a lmost ever y state fr om the Atlantic t o the P ac ific. No better natura l environment t<ou lcl be found for th e location of t he sc hoo l. The hi g h s t an dard o f mo ·a l and int elh ctua l culture m a inta ined , the be:=~ uty o f the n a tural forests ove:-rlooking the vall ey of the M isso uri , and i ts remova l from hnunts o f Yic<.>, a re factors that ha ve h elped t o nntk c it an ideal school.

COURSE OF STUDY.

r ecently. :\juch o f this wo rk mny ht: tal< en as elect i V(·S. A).! ricu lture, dom es tic ~cJ cnce, y oc: tl mus ic including \·n ice cu lt un.•, gkc club , public sc hool mu~ i c , a nd chorus, instJ·umen ta l mus ic including pi ~1no, Yio lin, man dolin a nd orch e~ t1·a i11 s t r umc nts, han rl, dch[1ting, p;Jr)ime nt:try la w, expn·ssio n, p hysical culture, militc1ry dril l, Hn. com mercc and bu siness, s lwnh: tn d a nd typt:· writing

TUITION FREE A nwhicu lat ion f<·e o ft-iv c dol lars is payable when a ~lud , · nt n ·gisl'ln: t h e fi 1·st t ime. A rem;o nahlc· ftt: is clwrgc rl fo 1· p 1·i· vate le ~so n s i n n >ice a nd inst r urncut:d mu s1c. All ot her courses :11-c fr('f.'.

ECONOMY IN ATT ENDING PERU.

All the regula r courses a re offered leadBp~t rd a'l d room may be !'ecu rcrl at fro m ing t o the elementa ry state eerti fica te, $3.'~~· to$3 . 75 a week. Stu d,n ts mav first g r ade state certificat e an d life diplo- rent room s furni shed fur lij.! h t house keep· m a, a nd the degr ee Bachelor of Education. ing a nd h o: trd t ht·msdvcs i f cle,..in ·d. th us S tu dents have an opportunity to tnk e· redu cing very m aterially th e cxpC'liS('S. wo rk in any of t he follo wing specia l . Th ose pla nnin g to a tt end school s h nu lcl courses . so me of w hi ch have been add ed add ress President D. W. Hayt·s . P t·n,, Nch.

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II t:ocal

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P~rs~nat ll

Reception To President And Mrs. H ayes.

a n d w hi le t here wct·e n o pn·pa rati o n fo r a gene ra l celebt·atio n , t ho se who r e mained in t he v ill ctgc a ncl we re n o t clr·a wn a way t o th e a t t ract i on~ adverti sed for ne ighb o rin g to wn s a n d ci ties , had ju s t a s g o od a tim e, we vcntm·e to bt·lie ve , as t h o se wh o spe n t t heir t ime a n d m o ney in ques t o f no vel tv cl ~c w h e re. Picni c g ro ups w e re n umet·o us a nd the man y a ttr act ive spo ts fo r piclmickin g abo ut Peru we re ful ly u til ized . One o f t h e largest g •·o ups a n d t he ea r lies t afo ot w as th a t o f th e se ni o r cl ass of1 9 11 . wh ose a d van ce g ua rd t o o k ch a rge o f S ny der 's g len at 5 a. m . Over seve n ty people sat do wn t o brea kfus t al 7 o'clnck . M iss Ann a F e hlm a n a nd he r a ble co mm ithe deset·vc g r eat c redi t fo r this feat ure o f th e p icni c. One o f th e big C\'ent s o f th e fo re n oo n was t he base b a ll g a me bet ween t\vo g roups o f 25 each. "Tt·n o u t s ide out'' was t he m o difi ed rul e o f th e g <~m e a nd al te r a n um b er o finnings the reco rd o f w hich has b een los t, th e sco re s t ood 21 t o 2 0 in fa vo 1· o f th e gt·oup wh ose "ba tt ery" was Mi ss Wi lma H a nks. The b i'Jt te r_y fo r th e lo s in g '' t ea m " wer e M ::;s M ille r a nd M iss D a y. lt is o nl y fa ir t o say th a t i t w as Mo r_g a n· s ba d fielding t h a t lo s t his s ide of t he g ame, while Preside n t Ha y es' ski llful all 'ro und pl ay ing pu t th e vi ct o rs in th e lea d. Pro fess o rs Dunca nso n a nd Willia ms w e re co nspic uo us play ers-fo r what, w e a re n o t a t li berty to sa y. F ire work s w ere in e vid en ce a ll o ver t o\-vn o n th e evening o f the F o urth, a n d a t the end of t he d a y a ll felt th a t t he deeds of th e forefa th ers ha d been dul y cel·~bra t ed.

A ver y en t husi as ti c r ece pt io n w as tende red t o Presiden t a n d Mrs . D. W . H ayes, Thurs d ay . Jun e 2 3 , by the fac ul ty, students a n d ci tizens o f Peru. Precedin g th e open a ir r ece pt i o n on t he ca mpu s, o cc urred a s hort progra m in t he ch~t pel , th e c h apel b eing taxed to its ca pacity by th e stud e nt s a nd citizens of Pe ru . P rof. H. B. Dunc-a nso n pt·e::;ided a nd introduced the fo ll owing , w ho res po nrl ed in a happy, easy ma nn er , a nd extend ed gr-eeting and welco me t o t he n ew pres ident in beh alf of th e o rga niza t io n s th ey represented: Prof. H . Bro wnell , "The F acul ty;'' A. J. Stodda rd, " The Alu mni a nd S tudent Body;" Prof. F . M. Gregg, "Clubs and Orga nizations ;" Dr. Ba r t • L . S hellh o r n, " The Board o f E du catio n ;" Rev . W. A. T vler , "The Churches;" ]. D. Bis ho p. " Cit izens o f Peru; " S. W . Hacker, "The Press;" a nd P resident Hayes res pon ded t o their word s of welco me. Mr. S pa rk s, th e . bead of t he new C ha dro n No rm a l, w as p resent, a nd was -also ca lled up o n fo r a sho rt ta lk. The Glee Club furni shed so me f'xcellent m usk , and Dr. a nd M rs . H: C. H o use re ndered a very bea utifu l duet . I mmediately follo wing th e pr ogra m , t he enti re assemblage a dj o urn ed t o the campu s w here t hey were en ter tain ed by the exq uisite mu sic of th e ba nd and refres~· ed by lemon a d e g r aciously dispensed by va riou s grou ps of you ng la dies. A receiving line was form ed a nd it is estima ted th a t o ve r a t h ousa nd people passed along thi s line, 1910...1911 Lecture Course. e;:ten di ng a welco me to Pre~ident a nd The Lecture Course Committee h as conMrs. H ayes. It was su•·h a rece ptior: a s is tracted for the L ec ture a nd E nte,·ta i n o nly kno w n t o Peruvi a n s , a nd reflected rn en t C o urse fo r next y ea r. This co u1·sc is credit on t he facul ty , by w h om the a ffair on pa r with t he excellen t eo urseg o f prev i was arra inged . ous years . The co urse w il f be ope n ed by July 4 in Peru. K a therin e Kid ge wa y Com pa ny , co nsid The schoo l to o k a v a..:a ti on of course ered t he bes t ofits ki n d i n Am erica. The


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committl't: hns hl'l'll try i nJ! for three years to ~l'l'\IIT thi~ fam<Hts cnmpnny . Thl· ~t ril·ld:11ul (;illil :tn. w h o wn" with us t wn ."l':ll'"' :tgo , wi ll agni n be ht re with hi~ grip full of h um o r . T he ~pani"h Orche:-trn will be nC\\' to the Pc:ru n urli..:n ce. Judge (-;co. D. :\Jelen will gin• us a lecture. The P:•~mon: Cot::pany . co n si~ts o f a cnmpnny nf three, wh o h:J\'l' been play ing in (;cr m a nv . Er n c~t I l nrold Bay ne"· t he grcnt fril· nd of the \\'ild An i m :d wh o w a s w it h us t h r<•t: years ngo t hi ~ s u n1rncr w ill be with us :tgniu nl·x t yl·n r .

·-·~ :\!i ss Lou i"e ll c n ·ick spen t July 1-4 at h e r h o m e in Linl·oln . l\ li ~~ E~t. h er Rel'se, ' 11 n f C h nrh·o n is the g uest o f :\ I iss 11 a rri d hacketo n .

:'\l iss Em m a F n ltc r o f P lnt. ts m ou t.h , a m e m ber nf t hl· c la ss o f 19 10. Yi"itcd in Peru , Jul y -!-- 11 w i t h l\'li ~s Eli zn hct h H enderso n . Pro fesso r\\' . N. Delzell ;~ ncl f:-u nil y spen t Jul y fo unh in ~c: ht·a~ k :~ Ci t y a t t he ho rn e o f M rs. Dclzl'll's pa r en ts , ;\Jr. and i\lrs. E. H. Wil son . Mi ss Ge nrude R o bin so n entert ained a t a h o u se party a t h er h o me in ::3 rella , .July 2-5. The fo ll o win g were her g uests from th e No rm a l: Ba rb a r a Cm·dwill , D:t~·y l T ay lo r , Lilli a n C a rlson a nd L o uise Upso n . M r . a nd i\1 r s. G ilber t Br o wn o f Lincoln w<: r e th e g uests o f Mr. a nd Mrs. C. R. \\. e ld o n , Jul y 2-6. Mrs. Brow n is bdter kn o wn a s Mi ss Ida Vibbard, former genera l sccret a 1·y o f tbe S ta te University Y. W. C. A. A v e r y agr ('eablc s urprise r ecently co me: t o P ro fesso r Duncan son in the w a y o f a n otice o f electio n to m ern b('rs hip in t he Bri t is h R oya l ~ oei c ty o f Arts, a n o rganiza ti o n corresp o ndin g in t he m a in t o o ur Ame rica n Associa ti o n fo r the Ad va nceme nt o f Seieu ce. Pro fessor Duncanson

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does no t k no w to wh o m t he recommendat ion fo r ed ucation is due. b ut a ll frien ds of the Peru No rma l will rejoice a t this worthy recog nition o f o ne of Peru 's honored facu It v. f\ liss Ty no n, o ur effici('nt assistan t libra ri a n , is at present ta king a six-weeks pos t-crrad ua tc co urse in lib ra ry wor k in 1:hc Wisconsin Library School At Madiso n. In her a l'sence Mi ss H esseltine is ;.~ct i ng tlS :-~ssistant to l\li!'s l<oul on. Pr of Wet•ks is attending a t hree weeks sc~sion for t he teachers of agriculture for

the United States and Ca nada now being held a t .·\ mes, lo 'i\·a. This is a kind <)f na t io na l in s li t u tc fo r teacher s of agricul t ura l s u bj rc ts. a nd its meetings occu r every , t. w o years. Its ins tructo rs include t he lending men in No rth America in mntters of ag ricul t ura l educatio n. Professo r Weeks lws wo n w tde r ecogni tio n as a teacher o f his ~ubj ect in P eru, a nd on hi s ret urn from Ames we sha ll expect him to he even m o re a ggre!'sive and more enthu si~ as tic t ha n ever . The agricul t ural assist~ a nts are eonductina t he work here in Proo fessor Week's absence. The statc examit~ ing commi t tee met in P eru, June 23-25 t o take up t he cases of those wh o h nd n<•t been passed upon for diplo m as o r certificates. The result of t his session o f th e co mmit tee was very sa tisfac to ry a nd by t he ti me the full r e· po r t o f the committee is in , but few will ha ve been disa ppointed in not receiving wh a tever kind o f certificate t hey sta r ted o ut t o ea rn . In jus tie t o th e co mmit tee it o ught t o be said, they have done n nd a r e d oing every thing t hey ca n t o ma ke things com e o ut l'a tis fac tory t o a ll. And i t is g ra tifying t o t he friends of t he Nor mal to ha ve tht stat ement come fro m the exami ning commi ttee, "that Peru ha s a m uch lower percentage o f th ose fa iling to ml'et the time requiremeut for gra duation t han m os t o f t he o ther schools th a t are effected by this la w ."


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State Surveyor Robert Harvey ably assisted by Professor H o wie, a fter working fo r nearly a month a ll to ld, complet ed the re-survey o f th e State grou nds of t he Peru normal, and the resu lts of the surv~:y will be publ i sh~:d in due time by Surveyor I-Ta rvey and given to the parties interested i n the survey. Mr. Harvey is a scien tifi c an d experienced surveyor, and by mea ns of his expert l<nowledge of soils disturbed and undistu r bed, and by th e aid o f 0 ld settlers who remembered the marks made in t he 60's, he found the stone that marked the center ofthe !;ection in wh ich t he campus is located, but p r oved that it was incorrectly placed. As a ll surveys have been based on this old survey it will be taken as the correct one. Mr. Harvey placed a rlozen or more new monuments at the different zigzag corners of tbc campos and future gene rations may find a history ot the survey chiseled on brick und er cement and w ith iron pipe and wooden poles to m a rk tbt: spots. ·

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" Bread," said t he lectu rer, '' is the corner-s tone of health." J. V•l. Adams at the tab lc-"That gu y must have bea rd of our biscuits ." Miss B.- "Mr. G, whn t arc y o u do ing when yo u close yo ur li ps that way?" Mr. G.- "The wind blows saud in t hem n nd I have to keep it o ut.'' Miss 8. - ''Well, next time d on' t keep it o ut. Swa llow it. You need it in Your system." P r ofessor Duncanso n was lcctui-ing o n the groundhog, and asked if anyo ne could tell him w hat a groundhog is . Up went a hand wa vi ng fran .t ically. "Well. Mr. Ericson, you may tell us." Eric-"Its sa usage, !' ir." Variety is the spice of life-i n s ummer sc hoo i.-Ralph J ackson. Wanted: Someone t o t<lkc care of my num erous occ upa ti o ns wh en my lady comes to tow n .- Pbil. I love Oak Glen, But Oh yo u Ra lston House!!! - Warren Burrell.

R. C . JOHNSON, HARRIET SHACKLETON.

Professor Delzell in Commerci a l L aw" What do you understand by the ter.m life sentence? Give an exa mple." Wrightsman-"! pronounce you husband and wife." One day a dentist had occasion to punish his five-year old son f0r disobedi~ryc;e. As be p icked up the r od, the little fd!-~;~ said," Papa, won't you please g ive me gas first?"

Notes from Cascade, R. Johnson- ' ' Where'd we lt:a\-e Cbristensan?" Heacock-" That's he we left tied at the burro station." Going thru Garden of the Gods, Ru ssell rode a burro named Harry. Harry rode a )ittle black burro. Three deep?

Fair exchange is no r obbe 1·y ; o r, equ a ls taken from eq ua ls t he remain de J-s an: equal, proven in th e r everse ordeJ-. Dale, who was once Mai-y's,. h as now gone~? .the Woods, h~pi ng t h a~ I~u sscll mi g ht be Mary's. To Dan Cu pid. I s her went? Ha s her go ne? Is her left I a ll a lone? His can n ever get to she, Ht•r can a lvvays ge t to ~·e. It ca n ' t was Ab ! me! -Lee Redfern. Wanted: A 2x4 tent, and some cool reJ posin g nook, close to th e camp•1s, to b e occopied during the month of Aug u st . ~ Gertrude E ly.


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