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East Coast, Canada

Tour For Credit Set In addition to the regular summer offerings, Peru State will sponsor a Field Trip through the Eastern United States and Canada, according to Dr. Keith L. Melvin, dean of the college and summer school director. During the 23-day tour, which runs from July 12 through August 3, an individual may earn five hours of college credit. 'Die itinerary includes stops at Hannibal ,Mo.; Springfield,Ill.; Chicag~; Detroit; Niagara Falls; Harrisburg, Pa.; Washington, D.C.; New York City; Boston; and St. Johnsbury, Vt. Canadian sto2s will include Quebuc, Ottawa, and North Bay. Before returning to Peru on.Au_EUst 3, the tour group will stop at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Oshkosh, Wisc. Cost of the tour is $287.50. The cost is exclusive of tuition and food costs. 'Iliose interested in more complete information about the Peru State-sponsored Eastern Field Trip should contact Dr. Melvin at Ieru State.

Mid-Year Degrees To 22 Twenty-two degree candidates are slated to complete work toward the bachelor's degree at the end of the fall semester 1 according to F. H. Larson, registrar. De grees being completed include two Bachelor of Arts, two Bachelor of Arts in Education, and 18 Bachelor of Science in Education. 'Die candidates include: Bachelor of Arts--John C. Parli, Humboldt· Bruce R. Sweenie, Nemaha. Ba:chelor of Arts in Education--Joseph T. Kirby, Elliott,Ia.; Roger P. Wellensiek, Lorton. Bachelor of Science in Education-Arthur A. Anderson, Nebraska CitY-· M. H. Bartholomew, Nebraska City; Marion Battani, Madrid, Iowa; Jerry D. Bell, Nebraska City; Linda Bertram (Mrs. Jerrr) Bell, FallsCitI; Glen L. Beran, Ode l; Patricia C. Ear , Syracuse; Stanley L. Geer, Diller; Donald L. Hobart, Kamiah, Idaho; John W. Hultquist, Oakland; Jon R. Iverson, Plattsmouth; Kay E. Parli, Pawnee City· Richard L. Place, Nebraska City; Lanny L. Richards, Bellevue; Joann Rigg_le, Endicott; Gaylin S. Sudik, Virginia; Roger G. Witt, Otoe; Darrel D. Wright, Steinauer.

Word has reached the Peru Stater office that Mr. A. Crago,· former head of the Department of Education at Peru State, retired from the ·faculty of the University of Florida a few years ago. 'Die Cragos live at 16 N.W. 20th Drive, Gainsville, t'lorida.

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Remodeling Set For College Library Start of a $150,000 Library remodeling project at Peru State Teachers Colle.ge is slated to begin about February 15, acco'.l:'ding to Dr. Neal S. Gomon, president. It is hoped bids can be opened by February 1. Completion of the project is anticipated by September 1, 1962, in time for the opening of Peru State's 1962-63 academic year. Plans for the main floor include reference rooms, browsing area, newspaper and periodical area, cloak rooms, check out desk and office space, processing room, stack wells and a micro-viewing and typing room. The ground level, or bottom floor, will contain a multi-pu!:Pose room, to replace the Library's Little Theater, an audio visual storage room, stack area for bound periodicals, reference areas, and an equipment room. Space on the top floor will include two large reading rooms, two seminar rooms, stack wells, and a reserve reading room. The present dome area opening in the top floor will be eliminated to all'6w full utilization of the second story. Ground level in front of the Library will be elevated to the main entrance. 'Die art department, which has been housed in the top story of the Library, has been permanently moved to the north wing of the main floor of the Campus School. Funds for remodeling have been allocated from the State Institution Building Fund. Clark and Enersen, Lincoln, are the architects for the project. While the renovation is underway, Peru State students will use library facilities in temporary quarters located in the former Louis Lewis house on the avenue at the south side of the campus.

Dr. G. Robert Coatney, former faculty member, has been elected president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is a scientific director for the Public Health Service at the National Institute of Health at Bethesda Md., and is a special consultant to the World Health Organization. In 1955 Dr. Coatney won the Gorgas Medal of the Association of Military Surgeons for developing drugs effective against malaria.

Volume XI

Number 1

Winter, 1962

Official publication of Nebraska State Teachers College at Peru. Published and distributed three times a year. Please notify the College of changes of address.


Foundation Gifts Support Loan, Scholarship Program, Promotion . ~ith incoire totaling $7, 359.62: and expenditures afooun ting to $7, 851. 56, the Peru Achieveirent Foundation cone luded an important year in 1961. The balance carried over from 1960 was $5,278. A tota 1 of 461 alumni plus frien~ of the College, business, industry, civic, service, educational and fraternal 9roups contributed the bulk of the Foundation s income. Noteworthy of the PAF educational achievements for the past calendar year we~e matching funds .made available for the National Defense Student Loan fund and scholarships granted. The Foundation provided $1 620. 78 to the National Defense Student Loan Fund, and PAF trustees indicate that this important __program will be continued in the future. Under this program the institution is required to match federal funds provided in the amount of one-ninth. . Scholarships awarded through the PAF du:.ring the calendar year totaled $4, 882. 50, mcluding those administered by the Foundatiom for various organizations and_groups. It is the feeling of the Foundation Trustees that scholarships from alumni funds should be cQntinued so long as not to cause curtailment of the College's participation in the NDSL program. In addition to aiding qualified students, your PAF also was at work in promotin.g the College. Funds were administered through the .Foundation to pay ex_pen.ses for programs, which supplemented the Spring Peru St<1.ter, for dedication of Peru State's $1.4 building program. Funds for this project w~re donated ny architects and builders and administered by the Peru Achievement Foundation.

Among other projects, the Foundation sponsored a colle_ge promotion advertisement in the New York Times. A $100 contribution was tnade from PAF funds to the Board of Education of State Normal Schools to aid the Board in enlightening the Nebraska Legislature about State Normal School needs. Alumni contrib~tors totaled 461, out of nearly 7,000 in the Peru Alumni Association files; The percentage of par tic ipa t ion was nearly 6.6, a drop from 8.4 in 1960.The 1959 percentage of alumni contributors was 5.7. . Obviously the PAF needs support from a much larger percentage of ~ru Alumni to continue to frovide expanded services to the College. he 461 contributors in 1961 earn a big TIIANK YOU, but they need the assistance of others. Won't you send your 1962 contribution to the Peru Achievement Foundation? Foundation contributors for the period September 1 to December 31,1961, are listed on page¡ six of this issue.

Foundation Gift A $250 gift from the J.M. McDonald Foundation to the Peru Achievement Foundation for matching funds for the National Defense Student Loan Program will make it possible for Peru State to loan $2,500 to qualified students. The stipend to Peru was a part of a $5,000 gift to Nebraska colleges participating in the National Defense Student Loan Program by the J.M. McDonald Foundation. V~l Peterson is vice-president and administrator of the foundation.

[ Alumni Association Activities ] OFFICERS of the Peru Alurrni Association,

e~cted

at the ~96~ Homecoming are reported, on¡ page 5 of.this issue. CHAPTER PRESIDENTS of the Peru Alumni Association: Omaha, Karl Ogg~ '51; Lincoln, D&rothy Stepan, '47; Rocky Mountain, Ilene 1),iltges (Mrs. Boyd) Good, '53; North.ern C4fifornia,Genevieve McFadden. (Mrs .. Wilham) ~ally, 57; Sou.thern Ca.Zif orn ta, Frank Masek.

Southern Ci lifornians Plan The second annual luncheon meeting of

the Southern California chapter of the

~ru

Al.unni Association has been scheduled tentatively for either Saturday, March 3 or 10, according to ~nformation received from the

planning committee. Detailed information will be contained in the notices which will be mailed about three weeks before the event. Present plans call for the meeting to he held at tlie Chapman Park Hotel in Los Angeles at 12:30 p.m. Last year's organizational meeting attracted 150 Peruvians and friends. At a recent meetin_g of the officers and Phyllis Delong (Mrs. Guy) Halferty, 2 yr. '43, planning committee member, it was decided to have a program given by members of the chapter. Chapter officers include: Frank Masek, '51, 2254 West Seventh street, San Bernardino, ~resident; Nona Palmer, '10, 335 North Pickeri~, Apt. A, Whittier, vice-president; EvelYI! Robb (Mrs. Louis 0.) Ridder, '45, 15378 Flagstaff street, La Puente, secretarytreasurer.

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Bobcats Annex Second NCC Title For the second straight year, Peru State's fighting Bobcats sit atop the NCC football ladder. Coach Jack Mcintire, in his first year as guiding light of Peru pigskin fortunes, led the 'Cats to the 1961 conference crown and to a season's record of seven wins, one loss, and one tie. Lightly regarded by Na: gridiron crysta 1 ha 11 gazers, the Pe~ru'1'ians showed poise and an opportunistic sense to go through the tough loop slate undefeated. Doane College's surprising Tigers provided the only blemish on the otherwise sparkling conference record by holding the Bobcats to a scoreless tie in the Oak Bowl. Peru stunned title favorite Kearney State in the opening game of the league season 7-0. ahd then humbled hopeful Hastings, 14-0, the following weekend. Rebounding from Doane's heroics, the Mcintiremen slammed Chadron 42-7. Peru helped usher Nebraska Wesleyan out of the NCC with a 16-7 win over the Plainsmen during the Methodists Homecoming. Wesleyan has decided to sever ties with the NCC following the current school year. In the last game of the league season,

Peru met Wayne in the Oak Bow 1 to decide the championship. The Bobcats arose to the occassion, smiting the Wildcats 27-7 to retain their 1960 crown. In non-league play, Peru humbled Iowa Wesleyan and St. Mary's of the Plains before seeing their only defeat come at the hands of Panhandle A&M at Peru on Homecoming day.

Mcintire Named

'Coach of Year'

Jack Mcintire, head football and basketball coach at Peru State was chosen "College Coach of the Year" by the Om.aha World-Herald for his accomplishments in 1961. Mcintire, the World-Herald's High School Coach of the Year in 1955, is the first to win the honor in both high school and college. The College honor, awarded annually since 1951, went to Director of Athletics, Alfred G. Wheeler the second year. Mcintire-coached teams turned in splendid performances last year with a Nebraska College Conference championship in his first year at the football helm and another NCC crown in basketball during the 1960-61 season.

Cage Season Off To Roaririg Start Coach Jack Mcintire once again has launched his Peru State cage ~uintet off to a fine start in the 1961-62 basketball season. With all five starters back from last year's team which won the Nebraska College Conference, won the NAIA District 11 playoff, and which advanced to the second round of the NAIA Kansas City tournament, prospects look especially bright for the remainder of the season. As we go to press following Peru's holiday tournament championship at Fairfield, Iowa, the Peruvians have posted a nine win . and three loss mark. The Bobcats go into Na:: action for the first time during the first week in January and will be battling to retain their NCC crown. In early season warfare, the Bobcats displayed fine basketball in a four-day, four-game road trip into Missouri and Tennessee. Victories came over Southeast Missouri State, number seven ranked in national small college ratings,and Rolla School of Mines. Number two ranked Tennessee A&I handed the 'Cats a hard-fought 11 point defeat and Harris Teachers of St. Louis handed the bushed Mcintiremen a 16-point defeat. Peru State participated this year for the first time in the Parsons's College Invitational Tournament at Fairfield, Iowa, and came away with the championship trophy after defeating Lewis College of Lockport, Ill., and Parsons College. The scores of games played to date with the Peru score first: 66 103 96 80 72 80 4

Omaha U. Tarkio N.W. Iowa Buena Vista St. Benedict's Tarkio

58 87 72 90 62 68

65 66 55 80 75 69

S.E. Mo. 61 Tennessee A&I 77 Harris 71 Rolla 69 Lewis 54 Parsons 54

Junior guard Tom Yopp drives for an underhand lay-in during Peru State's 82-66 win over Emporia (Kans.) State. In other games since the above story was written, Peru has gained victories over Nebraska Wesleyan, 7~-69; and Chaaron State, 86'-63 and 82-75.


Despite Cold, Grid Loss

Homecoming Is Successful Disagreeable weather and a ferocious Panhandle A & M football team failed to dampen the spir1ts of Peru State alunni and former students who returned to the Campus of a Thousand O:tks to attend the 40th annual Homecoming, Saturday, November 4. More than 200 alumni and former students registered at Homecoming activities--some from as far away as California, Washington, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Illinois and Florida. The returning grads saw Peru State hopes for an undefeated season dashed by Panhandle A & M of Goodwell, Okla., as the Aggies thrashed the b 1 ue and white 56 -0 in tl1e annual alumni day clash. Morning balloting resulted in these new officers for the Alunmi Association: Ross Adams '41,Peru; president; Freddie Drexler, 46, Fairbury, f 1rs t v ic.e-pres id en t; B:;:-uc e Smith, '59, Pawnee City, second vice-president; Dorothy Willberger (Mrs. Kenneth) Rieke, '51, Auburn, secretary; and Gladys Grush, '40, Peru, treasurer. Miss Jeannine Ehlers, senior from Syracuse, was crowned homecomin__g queen at halftime of the football gane. ~he is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Louis Ehlers. Her attendants were Judy Boddye, _junior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Edwin Boddye of Fairbury; Karen Mcintire, sophomore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mcintire of Peru; Mary Lou Reid, sophomore, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. C. D. Harris, Offutt AFB; Sandy Stephens, senior 1 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred $

Stephens, Peru; Karolyne Powers, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Reed, Auburn; and Mary Ann Lewellyn, juniorri daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom L. Lewellyn, nellevue. "Proverbs of Our Times" was the theme carried out by student organizations for campus displays. The Industrial Arts Club used an Oklahoma Aggie soaring "Fr om the Frying Pan into the Fire" to win top honors. Second 2lace went to the Music Educators National Conference, and third, to Kappa Delta Pi, education honorary fraternity. The All-Alumni luncheon, honoring members of classes of the years ending in ' l ' and '6', was attended by 107. Earliest graduate present was Mrs. Helen Cole Pollard, '01, of Peru. B. F. Hendricks, '09, Pasadena, Calif., and E. Clayburn Mort, '36, Jacksonville, Fla., traveled the greatest distances to be present. The traditional "P" Club luncheon for former varsity lettermen preceded the Al I-Alumni luncheon. The homecoming pla~ presentation, 'Blithe Spirit," by Noel Coward, under the direction of R. D. Moore, was ably presented and well received.'The homecoming royalty was presented at the 9:30 p.m. dance. Alumni across the nation were saddened by Peru State's humblif!g loss. TY:i:>ical reaction came from the Northern California Chapter of the Peru Alumni Association as they wired'~t isn't whether you won or lost, but how you played the game. Our congratulations forty times."

Queen Jeannine, and her attendants: Judy, Karen, Mary Lou, Sandy, Karolyne, and Mary Ann

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1890's Mrs. Louise A. Beall, '93, 815 North Twenty-fifth street, Lincoln, recently wrote of her memories as a student at the Normal. Determined to become a teacher, Mrs. Beall refused to be thwarted by a depression year which prevented her farmer father from financing her education. A kind neighbor, Mr. CrossJ, loaned the 17-year-old girl $75, saying,• ·1ou can repay me from your first year s salary." She was able to repay him from her $35 a month first job. Mrs. Beall was to go on and teach 53 years before retiring in 1952. Upon entering school at Peru in 1892, she immediately made arrangements to wait tables in the dining room to pay for her room and board. At the end of her first semester, Mrs. Beall was told she would be able to enter the training course for the second semester. She recalls Miss Belle

Thomas at first impressed her as a severe critic, but later, ''I came to know that she was a rea 1 friend with her critic ism." Mrs. Beall recalls that Prof. George L. Franham was president of Peru Normal when she entered and that he was succeeded by Prof. A. W. Norton on January 1, 1893. Others on the staff who she remembers are Miss Martha Winnie, Miss Anna Strock, Miss Eliza Mor~n, Prof. James F. Hosie, Miss Stone, and Prof. E. M. Lippet. In the spring of 1893 Mrs. Beall was granted a second grade State Certificate and had no difficulty securing a position at $35 a month. Later she returned to school at Western University the University of Nebraska, and Cotner College. From the latter she was granted a bachelor's degree. She taught until 1949 in Nebraska, and then took up teaching in Iowa, retiring three

Foundation Donors Honor Roll 1890' s A. D. MAJORS,

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1 900' s HENRY J. BR OOE RS ON, '06 MYRTLE YocuM COMSTOCK, '09 JESSE F. HENDRICKS. • 09 BESSIE MANUEL. '06 EMMA WHITE (MRS. OLIVER) R1sHLING. 2YR. '02 CLAIRE McDERMET (MRS. A.C.) NICHOL LS. '09 GLENN D. JENKINS. '09 ANONYMOUS. '07 ADA LEONARD (MRS. RAY) D1LTS. • 06. 191

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MABEL BowEN (MRS. R.B.) BEDELL. '12 DR. AND ~S. E.C. (MARJORIE MILLER) BECK. '12: '24 Mt LDRED SPENCER ALCORN, '10 DUNCAN DILLON. '14 VESTA LEWIS CoMER. '15 CoRA BARCLAY (MRS. M.R.) JACKSON, '11 FRANK JENNINGS, '10 E. MAUD JONES. '11 CARROLL LEWIS. '17 DELIA TARTSCH, '10 1920·· s DONALD BLANKENSHIP. '25 ERNA Wo1TZEL (MRs. JULIAN) DuNCAN. • 27 MR. AND MRS. OTTO K. (VIR· GINIA MENEFEE) PABIAN. '27: '27: '28

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IVA REAGAN (MRS. HARRY H.) Hus TON . • 25 NELLIE _PALLETTE KELLY 2YR. '22 MARJORIE WEST (MRS. EARL) HART, '28 1930' s CLARENCE CRANDELL. '35 CLARA HICKS (MRS. HAROLD) DAVISSON, '30 MARTHA GORDER. '36 MR. AND MRS. RoBERT L. (BELLE MEYER) SANDBERG. '33: FS '18 HELEN EADS (MRS. RussELL} RATHSAM, FS '33 AL TON CLARK WAGNER. '35 MORAS L. SHUBERT. '34 DR. AND MRS. KEITH L. (MARTHA McDOUGAL) MELVIN. '32 . • 55 DoROTH~ KEYS (MRS. CLARENCE) I VE RS EN, '33 MR. AND MRS. GLEN (EVELYN WtLLIAMS) SHEELEY, '39: FS '37 GENEVIEVE PARRIOTT (MRS. JACOB) GERGEN. '38: MA '58

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PATRICIA CARMINE (MRS. MARK R.) RussELL. '45 RICHARD W. PASCAL, '47 MARGRET WE LLENS I EK (MRS. G.E.) MANN. '47 PAT HILL (MRS. EUGENE) KOSA, '46 CLEO CLACK (MRS. ALVIN) ROETTGER. FS '44 1950's CARLOS HARRISON. '51 EUARDA HUNTSMAN. '50 MR. AND MRS. DEAN (MABEL NEDVED) ScoGGlN. '58: 2YR. '53 JACK WOPATA, FS '50 MR. AND MRS. LAVERNE (RUTH Lav I TT) POPPE. • 51 ; FS. 50 MR. AND MRS. KENNETH (DOROTHY CARNAHAN) STROUPE. '56: '58 BETTY KUENNING (MRS. ALAN) WooDHOUSE. 2YR. '51 ARDIS MCNUTT MOREAU. '57 Bos LIVINGSTON. '50 AL v IN c . LowE . • 55 1 960' s JOYCE CARMAN, '61 ALLAN G. WHEELER, 61 ERNEST RIDGEWAY. '61 MR. ANO MRs. JoE (JANICE EMERY} VERBEEK. '60: FS '60. 0

1940' s ELAINE BRILEY. FS '41 MR. AND MRS. JACK (LUELLA DREIBus) MCINTIRE. '41: FS '35 RAYMOND CARTER. '48 MARY CLARKE, '45 GLADYS GRUSH, '40: MS '59 MR. AND MRS. DONALD (RUTH MEISTER) LIENEMANN, '46: '47

FACULTY, STAFF AND FRIENDS CLARA BoA TMAN FRIEDA RowOLDT DR. NEAL S. GoMON J. D. LEVITT


Years later. Her husband, Thomas P. Beall '05, ~assed away in September of 1960. ' Mrs. Beall concludes: 'We both owe a debt to Peru and to those who keep the traditions of an excellent training school for education in Nebraska.

l900's .-:""

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D. L. Carlson, '08, left by SAS jet last September from New York City, for Scandinavia. He toured Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Mr. Carlson spent a week in Stockholm, an~ attended funeral services for Dag ffammerskJold at UBpsala, Sweden. His return trip was on the 'Gripsholm." Ora Andrews (Mrs. Earl) Barrett '09 and~. Barrett celebrated their SOth ~eddin g anniversary June 27h 1961. 1be Barretts live at Route 3 Box 22, rort Collins, Colo. Mary Dittmer Anderson, '09, retired two ~ears ago as clerk of the Minden Selective er.vice hoard. Mrs. Anderson recalls living with Pr~sident and Mrs. Cr~htree and daughters E~n1ce and Lave!ne while attending college 1n Peru. Mrs.Dittmer, althou_gh retired keeps busy with church, Red Cross and National Foundation work. She Ii ves at S28 N. Nebraska avenue, Minden. Crene Kulp Dixon, '07, has recently been added to the alumni files. Mrs. Dixon lives at 774 Gladys avenue, Long¡ Beach Calif. '

resides at 3000 Delano drive, Albuquerque, N.M. Her husband, Dr. Duncan, is a professor of economics at the University of New Mexico. Mrs. Duncan does engineering design for the Air Force. Walter L. Naiman, '29, 842 Glenn Alan, West Covina, Calif., is director of fiscal services of the West Covina Unified School district .

Mr. and Mrs. William (Helen Taylor) Thomas, both '20, returned last May from a three year tour as American Red Cross representatives with the U.S. Army Command Headguarters. The Williams' address is American Red Cross, Box 2070, Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas. The Rev. Dr. Harold A. Bosley, fs '24, has been selected as pastor of Christ church,

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News About Yourself Blank How long has it been since we have heard from you? Tbe Alumni office likes to receive letters from alumni and former students tellinR of promotions, family, graduate work, orabout other alums. We would like for you to send information to the Peru

Stater.

Present position or occupation _______ Married------When----------Position of husband or wife

1910's Dr. Lillian Portenier, '17, is retiring this year from her position as faculty advisor of the University of Wyoming chapter of Psi Chi. Dr. Portenier served as national president of the honorary psychology fraternity from 1949 to 1952. Her address is 203 South Ninth street, Laramie, Wyoming.

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Additional study since graduation-~--Children-----------------News of yourself or other grads _ _ _ _ __

Hazel Meyer (Mrs. Harry J.) Johnson,

'16, resides at 4021-177 Southeast,Bellevue, Wash. Teaching at Steinauer for the 17th year is Ottilie Brauer, '16. Josie Kiser Willmott, '17, is working toward her Ph.D. He.r address is 20 N. Ashland, Chicago 7, Ill.

1920's Now living at 408 North Eleventh street, are Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. (Mary Sutton) llerrison, both '26. They Ii ved in Washington, D.C. 1 for eight years where he was a member of the House of Representatives and in the Department of Agriculture. Amzie V. Grass, '29 is with the State Department of Education Civil Defense Adult l~ation program, teaching the Survival redness program to Nebraska teachers. resides at 5335 Sumner, Lincoln. Marion Marsh Brown, '27, is associate ssor of English at the University of , where her text book, Learning Words ia Context, is being used. Mrs. Brown traveliÂťEurope last summer. She resides at 2615 Fifty-second street, Omaha.

Name~-------------------~

(Married women should give aaiden naae also)

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd (Mildred Dickson) both

fs '28, live in Dorchester, where

6 * Deck is town clerk.

Erna Woi t_ze Z (Mrs. Julian) Duncan, '27,

Degree Last Year at Peru _ _ _ or Diploma _ _ _ __

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,,, ). F. Hendricks, '09, 362 w. Pasadena, California,Gertrude Sewell (Mrs. W.R.) Pate, fs '98, Peru;and Helen Cole (Mrs. c.w.) Pol1a rd , ' O1 , Pe r u, d i sc us s t he i r experiences as students at Peru Normal while attending the l.J.Oth annual Homecoming. Mrs. Pollard's father, the late D.c. Cole, was a member of the first Board of Ed ucat ion of State Normal Schools. Mrs. Pate's husband, the late W.R. Pate, served as president of the College from 19231946. Mr. Hendricks has one brother and two sisters who are graduates of the college: B. Clifford Hendricks, '06, Jattie Hendricks (Mrs. H.E.) Weekly, '12, and Lura Hendr i c ks (Mrs. F. J • ) E i ch le r, '13.

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(continued from preceding page) Methodist in New York City, to succeed the Rev. Dr. Ralph W. Sackman. Mr. and Mrs. ,Bosley, the former Margaret Dahlstrom, 27, will move to New York near the end of January. Rev. Bosley has served as pastor of the First Methodist church, Evanston, Ill.

1930's Joe H. Halterman, '38, is i~ his sixth year as superintendent of the Laurens Community school, Laurens, Iowa. After graduation he taught at Smithland (Iowa) High, and later served as superintendent at Dunlap, Moorhead and Truesdale, Iowa. After army service from 1941-46, he received his master's degree from Drake. The Haltermans have four children. W. E. Sugden, '32, is with River Forest

~uring the Homecoming morn-

ing coffee hour, the R. D. Harrisons of l.J.08 No. 11th St.,Norfolk, visit with Professors Emeritus L. B. and Ruth Mathews. Mrs. Harrison (left), the former Mary Sutt on, '26, and Mr. Harrison (second fr om r i g ht ) , ' 2 6 , are members Of one of the classes ho~ored at the noon All-Alumni luncheon. Mr. and Mrs. Mathews, who retired last May, served Peru State a total of 53 years. Mr •.Harrison is former Congressman from the third d rstrict. More than 200 alumni registered during annual alumni day act ivit 1es.

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(Ill.) School system. In 1960 the system celebrated its centennial and completed a 10-year construction program. . Julia Plasters (Mrs. G. M. )Wilson, fs '35 res ides at 24802 Iarchman, Newhall, ' Calif. Gladys Andersen(Mrs. William) Sorensen, '36, is ass is tan t rrincipal of the Huntington school in Lincoln. She and her ~us band reside at 4131 South Twentieth street; Lincoln 2. Now working for the Cass County Social Welfare department is Marian Munn (Mrs. Ralph) Templeman, '36. Her address is Route 3, Atlantic, Iowa. In her eleventh year of teaching at Treynor, Iowa, is Etta Neunaber, '39. She has taken graduate work at the University of Omaha. After teaching physical education since her graduation, Martha Gorder, '36, is now a full-time counselor at South High, Pueblo, Colo. Her address is 2517 Acero. Mr. and Mrs. Delbert(Marjorie Trenholm) Nelson, '39, 2 yr. '39, are living at 1115


Third avenue, Nebraska City, where he is superintendent of schools. He has served as president of the Nebraska Association of School Administrators, and is immediate past presi~en~ of the Nebraska State Education Association. Merna Jensen, '39, 3306 Burt street, Omaha, is teaching in the Technical Junior High school, Omaha. Ely C. Feistner, '32, 940 Robert road, Lincoln, is co-ordinator of adult education in civil defense for the State Department of Education. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald(Helen Hall)Fichter, '38, '39, and their three children reside at 2045 Jamaica street, Aurora, Colo. An elementary consultant in the Aurora schools, Mrs. Fichter has written textbooks and library books for elementary students. In her second year of teaching at Brock is Doris Duerfeldt Stiers, '30. Her husband, Kenneth Stiers, '30, is a representative for the Follett Publishing company.Their address is Box 235, Auburn. W. H. Hatcher, '33, has moved from Golden, to Simla, Colo., where he is superintendent of the Big Sandy School district. Mr. and Mrs. Harold (Al ice Grush) Johnson, '38, '58, reside in Peru where M.r. Johnson is director of the placement bureau at the college. Mrs. Johnson is in her fourteenth year of teaching in the Auburn Junior High school. Geneva Ullsperger (Mrs. Elva) Pratt, fs '31, and Mr. Pratt own and operate a ,grocery, feed and produce store in Cook. The Pratts have two daughters, Shirley 13, and Ardith, a Peru State sophomore. Afr. and Mrs. Robert L. (Pell Meyer) Sandberg, '33,'18, reside at 3323 Genevieve, San Bernardino,Calif. Mr. Sandberg is assistant professor at Pepperdine College in Los Angeles. The Sandbergs have one son, Glen, who teaches in the Los Angeles school system. Joyce Grulb, '34, teaches at Thomas Jefferson High school, Counci 1 Bluffs. Last summer she attended the National Defense Guidance Institute at the State College of Iowa, Cedar Falls. Miss Grubb resides at 730 Lindbergh drive, Council Bluffs.

1940's Mae Jane Young Bergeron, '42, is in her eleventh year as a junior accountan~ ~t Nor th American Aviation, Los Angeles di vi sion. Mr. Bergeron is with the firm's tooling department. They reside at 2405 Thomas avenue, Redondo Beach, Calif. , Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Betty Barker) Andrews, fs '47; fs '45, were Oc_tober campus visitors. The Andrews and their daughters were enroute to Nigeria where Mr. Andrews will join four other professor from the University of California in establishing a school of engineering. Their daughters, ages 14, 12, and 8, will attend school in Europe. Their address for the next two years will be Government Technical School, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, West Africa. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Ellen Duerfeldt) Clements, '48, 2 yr. '48, 5349 Lowell, Merriam, Kans., have two daughters and three sons, ages 4 to 12. Arthur teaches metals at Shawnee Mission North High school. Mrs. Anna Recker, '49, business educa-

tion teacher at Nelson completed work toward her master's degree at the University of Nebraska in February. Elaine Briley, '42 lives at 2929 Connecticut avenueh N.W., Washington 8, D.C. Patricia Garmine (Mrs. Mark R.) Russell, '45, teaches physical education and English at Broken Bow High school. Mr. Russell is in his 16th year as head football and track coach. The Russells have a son, John, 9, and a daughter, Connie Rae, 5. They reside at 642 North Twelfth, Broken Bow. Mr. and Mrs. Ralf 0. (Aileen Wheeldon) Graham, both '48, have moved to Manhattan, (continued on next page)

Born To Bob Henry, '59, and Carolyn Schacht Henry, '58, Peru, a daughter, Ann Marie, January 1, 1962. To Dean Niemann, fs '37, and Mrs. Neimann, Sunol, a daughter, Lori Deane, by adoption. Born May 8. To Don Mikeloyck and Phyllis Orton MikeloyckA 2 yr. '58, Oshkosh, a son, Steven Everett, ~pril 30, To Ray Meister senior, and Myrna Bohling Meister, fs 'S9, Peru, a daughter, Kathleen Renae November 29. To Herb Brown, '60, and Mrs. Brown, Fairview, Kans., a daughter, Robin Lynn, September 30. To Jim Porter, '56, and Elberta Rhoten Porter, '57, 7605 Ontario street, Omaha, a daughter, Jeannine Louise, October 5. To Lyle T, Wathier and Brenda Spaulding Wathier, fs '60, 123 N. 11th street, Plattsmoutht a daughter, Laurie Lee, October 1. o Larry Newton, '60, and Carita Newton, 8311 Webster, Omaha, a daughter, Kelly Dee, October 3. To Ronald Gardne(, fs '59, and Mrs. Gardner, Kansas City, Mo., a daughter, Jennifer Lynn, October 5. To Michael Zinn, senior, and Marlene Nelson Zinn, fs '59, Auburn, a son, Todd Lind, October 6. To Nels Overgaard, '56, and Mrs. Overgaard~Adair,Iowa, a son, Mark Duane, May 11. lo Delbert Littrell, '51, and Dorothy Littrell, Phoenix, Ariz., a son, Robert William, April 21. To Harold Trout and Dianne Lidolph Trout, 2 yr. '56, Filley, a son, Eric Alan, July 14. To Larry Curnes senior, and Raylene Miller Curnes,2yrs. â&#x20AC;˘60, Auburn, a daughter, Lorianne, September 27. To Junior R. Karas, '56, and Virginia Ruzicka Karas, '58, Woodrow, Colo., a son, Jeffrey Mark, May 30. To Ken Rhodus...I. senior, and Jane Kunkle Rhodus, fs '60, Peru, ~son, Randy Joe, October 19. To Dean Thies{eld, '52, and Eileen Beethe Thiesfeld, '5 , Wahoo, a son, Thomas Dean, November 2. To Gary Weiss, fs '60, and Mrs. Weiss, Beatrice, a son, Frankie Wayne, December 12. To Haney Milstead, fs '60, and Mrs. Milstead, Auburn, a son, Richard Lee, August 25. To Phil Kean and Carol Spier Kean,2 lr. '52, Dawson, a daughter, Joyce Ann, June 9.

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(~on t inued from preceding page) Kans. where Ralf has been assistant editdr to th~ Kansas State University extension service staff since October 1. He had served for' two years "as journal isl? ins truct_or ~nd student publications advisor at Wich~ta South High. Previously Ralf taught at Midland College, Fairbury Junior College, and at Auburn High. Mrs. Graham has served as an

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Donna Anne Schuster, '58, to Leroy Ressel!, August 13, First Christian church, Virginia. At home: 96 South Clarkson,Denver, Colo. Janice Kay Shurtleff, fs '59, to Paul Phillipsh August 26, Pleasant View Methodist church, numboldt. At home: Humboldt. Carol Mueller to Stanley Vase_y, fs ~60, September 23, Methodist church, Wymore. At home: 901 High, Beatrice. Nanci Sears, fs 'El, to Lee Pasco, October 15, First Presbyterian church Auburn, At home: Lincoln. Betty Darling to Jerry Smith, fs '59, October 1, Christian church, Auburn. At home: York. Carol;tn Armstrong_, fs '60, to Donald Bedea, fs '59,December 19, Christian church, Auburn. At home: Lincoln. Peggy Malcom, fs '61, to Don Brady, October 21, 'Pleasant Hill church of Christ, Altoona, Iowa. Nancy Schlentz to Lee Erisman, fs '58, October 21, St. Mary's church, David City. At home: 2201 B street, Lincoln. Bet!_y Parriott, '58, to William E. Oliver, November 24, Cameron Methodist church, Denver. At home: Denver. Janice E. Gottula, fs '57, to L. LeRoy Covault, December 10, St. Peter's Lutheran church, Elk Creek. At home: 1411 South Eleventh street, Lincoln. Barbara A. Philpot, fs '60, to William W. Jameson, December 17,First Congreg~tional church, Weeping Water. At home: Weeping Water. Ruth Linschied, '59, to David Ross, November 10, Anaheim, Calif. At home: 1225 East Wilshire, Santa Ana, CaliJ. Janice Korber, '60, to Lt. Stanley J. Hightower, June 11, Frieden's United Church of Christ, Bern Kans. At home: 176 Base Trailer Court, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Patricia McBride to Ray Ehlers, '58, June 4, Methodist church, Belgrade. At home: Ful le rt on. Marlene Behrens,. '59, to Alfred Damme, June 6t Evangelical Reform church, Nebraska City. At home: Talmage. Helen Warford, '60, to Harvey Rossm.i l ler, '59, December 31\v Endicott Methodist church. At home: 123 est Twenty-first street, Scottsbluff. Catherine Ideus, '61, to Jack Johnson, '61, December 16, Sterling Methodist church. At home: Sterling. 10

Among the honored classes represented at the All-li.lumni Luncheon at the 40th annual Homecoming at Peru State was the Class of 1936. Returning for their 25-year reunion were Marian Munn (Mrs. Ralph) Templeman, Box RFD, Atlanic, Iowa; E. Clayburn Mort, 4469 Ortega Forest Drive, Jacksonville 12, Florida; and LaVerne Setzer Lunsford, 1719 Crook St., Falls City._ Mrs. Templeman isa social wqrker for Cass County, Iowa. Mr. Mt:Jrt is associated with Gibbs Corp., Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Lunsford is an instructor in the Falls City High School. For Mr. Mort the Homecoming was his first since 1937. assistant 'librarian at Peru State the past six summers. Dr. Ruth Crone '42, has· been elected president of the chapter at General Beadle State Teachers College, Madison,S.D., where she teaches English and journalism. Recently she was elected as a member of the Faculty Council, the only woman member. New York UniversityA from which Miss Crone received her Ph.u. degreet cited her last June for ''her consistently high scholarship."

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1950' s An article by Rose Grindhei~, '59, Winchester, Ill., appeared in This We~k ma~~­ z ine of October 22. She a.nswers an earlier feature which criticized housing £.or clergymen and their family. Her story, ~w4y I Like the Minis tery," tells of her husba:qd, the Rev. 0. J. Grindheim, Baptist minister, and their three.daughters. Carol Spier _(Mrs. Phi Kean, 2 yr. '52, lives on a farm nea.r Da.wson. The Keans have two children, Dona 3 1 and Joyce, 20 months. , Esther Kreifels# • f has been awarded a graduate assistant.ship ~ Kansas State at work in home Manhattan to cont elrt~en. s1on agent in economics. Former fels will Scotts Bluff coun H. Richserve as resident in gr~duate ards Home Management economics. study toward her M.A* I Al ice Rogge ~ Auburn, is1 sixth grade teacher Mr. and Mrs Harper, fs '59, teach at Thurston.


Football experiences are discussed by Peruvians fol lowi ng the "P" Club Luncheon for varsity letter winners and the 1961 football squad Homecoming morning. Dick Place, Nebraska City senior halfback; Jack Mcfntire, head football coach; Dr. Neal s. Gomon,president of Peru State; and A.O. Majors, '96, 2021 F Street, Omaha, member of the Board of Education of State Normal Schools, were among those present.

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Maxine Russell (Mrs. Fay) Moore, 2 yr.

teaches and lives in Nemaha. Teaching physical education in the Adams Ci t y , Col o . , s ch o o l s is R i le y Ruby, •59~ He lives at 7190 Olive street, Derby. Gary Adams, '59, Box 461, Castle Rock, Colo., teaches math and coaches track at Douglas County High, Castle Rock.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. (Arlyss Jean Wilson} Kechely, '52, '51, live at 5230 Wilshire in Lincoln, where Bob teaches physical education at Charles Cullen Junior High. The Kechelys have three children, Cynthia, Kurt, and Christy.

Edna Wetenkamp (Mrs. Wayne) Schneider,

2 yr. '52, who lives at 1615 Valley street, Plattsmouth, is state president of the Nebraska Mrs. Jaycees.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald (Anita Vanderford) Ahl, '56, 2 yr. '55, Springfield, live at Springfield, where Ron teaches English and speecli. He plans to complete work toward his master's degree at Colorado State College at Greeley next summer. The Ahls have a 5-yearold daughter, Rhonda. ~56,

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde (Betty Neil) Barrett, MS '58, '57, live at 1816 South Olive,

Pittsburg, Kans., where Clyde teaches drama and composition at Pittsburg State. He is working toward his doctorate at the University of Arkansas. The Barretts' children are Roland Clyde, 6, and LaRhea Ann, 2. Mrs. Gwen Shuster Marchand, '56, has been teaching first and second grades at Bern, Kans., for the past eight years.

Dianne Lidolph (Mrs. Harold) Trout, 2

yr* '56, has taught four years at Filley Con~olidated school. The Trouts and their son, Eric. live at Filley. Mildred Spencer Stewart, MS '59, Beaver . sing, teaches English and is librarian · Stromsburg. Jerome Koenig, '58, teaches at Millard lefler Junior High in Lincoln. Last summer lie received his master's degree from the lhiversity of Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Koenig, ~·e former Elaine Stevenson, fs '56A and ir two children reside at 1 918 .::>outh ty-third, Lincoln. Wesley A. Paap, '56, is a guidance lor at Dawes Junior High, Lincoln. The and their son, Boyd, reside at 6811 fax, Lincoln. Dorothy Koon McMeekin, 2 yr. '51, is a

teacher of special education at Stromsburg. She and her husband live at Shelby. Mildred Bowers, '58, 6089 H street, Omaha, teaches eighth grade at Omaha's Ashland Park School.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob (Hester Fried?_y)Clark,

'50, '47, live at 1835 Lynnview, Houston, Texas, where Bob is a sales representative. (contin~ed

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IDied

Information comes to the Peru Stater of the deaths of these alumni and friends of Nebraska State Teachers College at Peru: Jessie June Glass, former librarian at

Peru State, October 25, Polk. She had lived in Ontario, Calif., the past 10 years, having returned to Nebraska in September to make her home. Mrs. Lloyd Heim., fs ' 60, September 7, Omaha. · George W. Francis, fs ,.56, November 26, California, in parachute accident. Mrs. Molly Carpenter Bushey, '90's, November, Texas. Mary Alice Whitfield, fs '11, September 21, Fruita, Colo. Lowell Robson, fs '59, November, Wymore. Flora A. Crumley, '17, July, Lincoln. She was 91 years of age in February, 1961.

Elizabeth Schmauser (Mrs. Edison) Pettit, '11, Pasadena, Calif. Mildred Morgan Hutcherson, fs 'O~ April 1959, Kansas City, Mo.

Leon R. Hill, '08, October 27, Lincoln. He tau~ht for 35 years, 30 of which he served as assistant principal of Omaha South High. He moved to Lincoln after his retirement nine years ago. Dale Whitfield, '11, June 30, Crawford, in a farm accident. Margaret Ellen Shea (Mrs. Fred) Benson,

fs '06, Lincoln, December 10,in Lincoln. She has taught for 14 years in Otoe and Johnson counties. Mrs. Gertrude Fulton, housemother at Eliza Morgan Women's Hall from 1955-59 and the first semes!~r of the 1960-61 school year, November 16, Sheridan, Wyo. Grace Porter (Mrs. Harvey) Miller, '91, December 25, Seward. She was 96 years of age.

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(continued froa preceding page) The Clarks are interested in starting a Southern Texas Peru alumni chapter. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. (Dorothy Carnah~n) Stroupe, '56, '57, live at 1315 South Ninety-Second, Omaha. Mr. Strouge is an insurance agent. Recently Mrs. Stroupe was elected president of Omaha New Comers. The Stroupes have two children, Vanessa 8 and Jeff, 6. ' '

Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Virginia Ferguson) Lade, '54, '59, live at 901 Broad street Tarkio, Mo. Bob is head basketball coach at Tarkio College. Euarda Huntsman, '50, who teaches in the Red Oak Junior High attended the Washington United Nations Seminar last summer. Her address is Box 225, Red Oak, Iowa. Teaching vocal music in both grade and High school in the Treynor Community schools is Eugenie Hart Stanislav, '51. Leon Joy, '51, has taught mathematics at Falls City High for the past five years. He is doing fil':aduate work at the University of Nebraska. ·1ne Joys, who have one daughter and two sons, live at 1602 Crook street, Falls City. .

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Maxine Kechel1) Keithley, fs '51, 2 yr. 'SO, and their chil-

dren, Kay and Barton, live at 719 Eleventh street, Auburn. Maxine teaches at Brownville and Melvin is parts manager at Standard Chevrolet in A~burn. Gerald W. Kerr, '55, recently accepted a position as technical reviewer with the department of licensing and regulation, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Germantown, Md. The Kerrs and their son reside at Clarksburg, Md. 0

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2 yr. '55, is in her sixth year of teaching sixth grade at Johnson. Her husband is with the Auburn police department. The Behrends and their two sons, Dick and Calvin, live at 1500 0 street, Auburn.

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Donald L. st Farleigh Dickinson N. J. last summer on In her teacher at Cre Alfred) Bogle and daughter Ann.a ie teaches in the She is enrolled

Gresham, attended , Rutherford, s .• ,,

room at . ght class. lbert) Straw, at Bellevue's 10913 Bellevue

Geraldine '58,

teaches Betz school. boulevard.

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Mr. and Mrs. Hardy, both '61, school system. Leota Gebers Auburn, teaches music at Brock. Teaching kin rga Carolyn Wing (Mrs. address is 26 05 Jackson

S street, elementary s

Charles Francis,'

of graduate work at Okl sity and is now teach Edison Junior High in

Earnest Madison, • rnatics in the Treynor (

Leonard Allgood,

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try and junior high science Mr. and Mrs. Allgo.od live at and Q street, Omaha. Ramona Bock, 2 • ' a sixth grade teacher at Ralston. resides at Millard. Jud i th Wi ls on, 2 yr . ' ~ 1 i ve s at 51 Lawson road, Offutt AFB, and teache.s kindergarten at Ralston. YNT2 Henry Hinrichs# '66~ i:s stationed in Hawaii with the staff commander service force. His address is US Pacific Fleet, c/o FPO, San Francisco, Calif.


SU~AIER-

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FEATU RES TWO TERMS Offerings at _Peru State's two five-we~k summer sessions will be sup~lemented by ~ix three-week seminars, according to Dr. Keith L. Melvin, de~n of the college and director of summer sessions. The seminars and their dates include: June 18-July 6--Concepts and Technig:ues of Modern Mathematics. July 9-July 27--Psychology of Exceptional Children; Principles and Practices of Guidance· Techniques of Counseling; Junior High School Seminar; First Aid. Fifty-sev~n cou~se offering~ are ~n­ cluded in the first five-week session which will run from June 4 through July 6. During the second session, July 7 through August 10, 47 courses will be offered. 1bose offerings are in addition to the six seminars. During the first se_ssion--June 4-July 6--Peru State will continue the special tal~ ented stu9ent program for high school students between their junior and senior years. Under this program, students will be permitted to enroll for six hours of beginning college courses after successful completion of entrance tests and upon recommendation of high school officials. The college credit earned during the session may be applied to future college work at Peru State or may be transferred to another college upon graduation from high school. With two five-week sessions offered, students may enroll for either or both terms. A maximum of six semester hours may be earned in each term, making it possible to earn a total of 12 hours in both sessions. Final activity on the summer school calendar will be the g_ranting of degrees at the Friday, August 10, Commencement at 6 p.m. on the main quadrangle.

TOUR RESERVATIONS 1bere are still vacancies for the Peru

State-s~onsored Eastern United States and

Canada Field Trip scheduled from July 12August 3, according to Dr. Keith L. Melvin, dean of the college and summer school director. During the 23-day tour up to five hours of college credit may be earned. 1be credits may be applied as electives toward a degree or as credit in renewal of a teaching certificate. At least 56 hours of college credit are prerequisite, Dr. Melvin ex~lained. Tour cost is $287.50, whic~ includes transportation by air conditioned charter bus and lodging. Tuition and meals _are additional to the tour cost. Complete information may be secured by writing Dr_. Melvin or Dr. George Schottenhainel, tour director and head of the division of history and social sciences. The itinerary includes sto~s at Hannibal, Mo.; Springfield, Ill.; Chicago, II~.; Detroit, Mich.; Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Har~is­ burg, Pa.; Washington, D.C.;, New York City; Boston, and St. Johnsbury, Vt. Canadian stops will include Quebec, Ottawa and North Bay. Before returning to Peru on August 3 the tour group will stoQ__ at Sault Ste, Marie, Mich., and Oshkosh, Wis.

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Clayburn Retires; Ends 40 Years of Service Forty years of service to Peru State Teachers College will come to an end for A. B. Clayburn, professor of geography and geo 1 ogy since 1922, when he re tires on August 10, the close of the 1962 summer session. Mr.Clayburn, who now holds the distinction of being the $enior member of the faculties of Nebraska's State Teachers Colleges, has taught more than 7,000 students during his two score years on the Campus of a Thousand Oaks. Mr. Clayburn holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Nebraska and has completed additional study at the University of Nebraska and the University of Chicago. He is the author of cc Our Nebraska," a geo~raphy text for the elementary grades, and 'Nebraska Ci ties," in the Grolier Encyc 1 opedia in addition to con tributing numerous research fapers to scientific journals. Ear ier this year in September, Mr. Clayburn retired as scoutmaster of Peru troop 325 after serving in the scouting program since 1919. Producer of 25 Eagle Scouts, Mr. Clayburn holds the top,,spot in years of service to Nebraska scouting. In announcing Mr. Clayburn's retirement, Dr. Neal S. Gomon, president of Peru State, commented: "As a scholar, a teacher and a gentleman in and out of the classroom Mr. Clayburn has no peer." Replacing Mr. Clayburn will be Mr. James T. Jack, who will join the Peru State staff in September. Mr. Jack has served on the staff at Or~Eon State University, Corvallis, and at the University of Nebraska. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Southern Oregon College of Education, Ashland, and a master of arts degree from Oregon State University. 1be Clayburns plan to move, in August, to 1309 North San Juan Avenue, Stockton, Calif. OUR COVER

BANANA TREE CARRIES OUT 1962 MAY FETE THEME Appropriately, Peru State's greenhouse banana tree arose to the occasion this year by producing a bunch of fruit which would make any banana tree proud. 1be bananas filled out in time to coincide with the 1962 May Fete Pageant, "Island Hopping." Two members of the May 4 May Fete Philippine dance corps-Connie Dietl (left), Nehawka, and Mary Lynn Hannah, Omaha--took time out, in costume, to examine the tropical fruit.

Volume XI

Number 2

Spring, 1962

Official publication of Nebraska State Teachers College at Peru. Publis~ed and distributed three times a year. Please notify the College of changes of address.


Dr. E. C. Beel~ To Address '62 Grads Speaker and Wife Are 1912 Reunion Class Melllhers Dr. Earl C. Beck, '12, will be the speaker for the 92nd annual Commencement at Peru State, Friday, May 25. Dr. Beck will be on the Peru Campus, Sunday, May 20, for the golden anniversary reunion of his class l. and wi 11 rema~n in the Peru ¡area threugh May 2 5 to de 11 ver the Commencement address. Following his college days on the Peru caJ.,Dpus, Dr. Beck did additional study at the Universit:,y of Nebraska, University of Florida, Harvard University. and Peabody Institute. During these years, Dr. Beck earned AB, MA and PhD degrees. In 1924 Dr. Beck returned to the Peru campus as head of the English department, remaining until 1928. Mrs. Beck, the former Marjorie Mae Miller, '12, taught in the Peru State campus school from 1925 to 1928 as a supervisor in grades one and two. From 1928 until 1958 Dr. Beck taught at Central Michigan College, Mt. Pleasant. At the time of his retirement he was head of the English department. While at Central Michigan, Dr. Beck authored three volumes of ballads and folklore, Songs of the Michigan Lumberjacks, Lore of the Lumber Camp> and

They Knew Paul Bunyan.

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After retiring from Central Michigan College 1 Dr. and Mrs. Beck moved to Tuscal~o~~~ Ala., wher~ they joined the faculty of Stillman College in the language arts department. Indications are that some 20 members of the class of 1912 will join Dr.and Mrs. Beck on the Campus of a Thousand Oaks for their golden anniversary reunion, scheduled to get underway, Sunday May 20 at 9:30 a.m. witli a coffee hour and reunion visit in Eliza Morgan Women's Residence Hall. At 1 p.m. a golden anniversary luncheon will be served in the Student Center dining room. The afternoon will include more visiting and the reading of messages from absent member~, a [icture-taking session, and the honoring o the 1912 class at the 4 p.m.. Baccalaureate services in the College Auditorium.

REGISTRAR URGES EARLY APPLICATIONS . Applications for the 1962-63 fall term were running 40 per cent ahead of a year ago on May 1, according to F. H. Larson, registrar. The number of inquiries concerning the fall term are up about one-fourth over the previous year, the admission office reports. DesE_ite the recently completed additions to Eliza Morgan Women's Residence Hall and the new A. D. Majors Men's Residence, housing at the College will continue to be a problem until another dormitory can be completed. With accommodations limited, prospective students are urged to complete applications and room reservations as soon as possible.

Alumni Association Activities

Peru Alumni Association Officers: Ross Adams, '41, Peru, President; Freddie Drexler, '46, Fairbury, Vice-President; Bruce Smith, '59 Pawnee City, Second VicePres iden t; borothy Wilberger (Mrs. Kenneth) Rieke, '51, Auburn, Secretary; Gladys Grush, '40, Peru, Treasurer. Chapter Presidents: Omaha, Karl Ogg, '51; Lincoln, A. V. Grass, '29; Rocky Mountain, Ilene Thiltges (Mrs. Bo_yd) Good, '53; Northern California'..... Genevieve McFadden (Mrs. William) Mc~ally, '57; Southern California, Waldo Wilhoft,'26.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS. ELECT Waldo Wilhoft, '26, San Bernardino, was elected president of the Southern California Chapter of the Peru Alumni Association at the chapter's March 3 luncheon meeting in Los Angeles' Chapman Park Hotel. Other officers elected include: Dan McSwan 1: 31, Indio, vice-president, and Chloe Pate (Mrs. George) Lehman, '36, Riverside, secretary-treasurer. The eighty-five alumni, former students and friends present were entertained by after-dinner speaker Lloyd Prante, '20 Los Ange les 1 and composer and ballad singer Rex Truman, 10, Arroya Grande i n his rendition of two of his compositions: Among those present were two daughters

of the first woman graduate--Jennie Joy,'06, and Sadie Joy Cleveland, '03, San Gabriel. Their mother, Anna Moorhead Joy, was graduated from Peru Normal in 1870.

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Linc?ln Area chapter elected A.V. Grass, 29, Lincoln, to the chapter presidency at the March 23 dinner meeting__ in Lin?oln's Nebraska Center of Continuing Education. Others elected include: Paul V. Armstrong, '32, vice-president; Fern Schmidt (Mrs.O.B.) Gotulla, 31, secretary-treasurer and John D. Stahn, '31, sergeant-at-arms. ' D~. Neal S. Gomon, president of Peru State, brought a reQOrt on recent happenings on the Campus of a 'Ibousand Oaks.

MCINTIRE SPEAKS TO DENVER CHAPTER Jack Mcintire head football and basketball coachatPeru State, addressed fifty-two graduates, former students and friends at the March 25 luncheon meeting of the Denver Area Alumni Cha_pter at Pinehurst Country Club, Denver. Coach Mcintire's trip was sponsored by the chapter. Plans were made by the Denver alums to have a fall picnic in September.

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Cagers Add Second Straight Title ...

Second Round Victillls In Kc T.ournanient . Coach Jack Mcintire completed another highly successful cage season by advancing to the second round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tourney in Kansas City before being eliminated by_ Carson-Newman College of Jefferson City, Tenn., 67-65. This was the second year in a row that the second round jinx had plagued the Bobcats. The 'Cats, following their repeat cage championship in the Nebraska College Conference, won their way to the big show in KC by downing Wayne State 87-77 to win the NAIA District II play-off crown. In the opening round, the Bobcats rip_ped Mayville State of North Dakota 90-74. The second round loss to Carson-Newman brought the close of a season in which the Peru basketball team had posted a 23-5 season record. Enroute to the spectacular season's record, the Mcintiremen annexed their second consecutive NCC cage crown, losing only once in the 12 game loop slate. This success came on the heels of the second consecutive conference crown in football. Peru State's cagers scor~d at an 88 point clip in conference play to establish a new NCC offensive record. Peru's most savage displays of E._ower came in the last two conference games. 'lhe Bobcats ripped Doane Col-

Spring Brings Track, Baseball and Tennis

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Baseball, track, and tennis teams a~ Peru State are well under way as the 1961-62 year pauses for Easter vacation. In diamond sport action, Coach Al Wheeler's baseballers have_ captured eight of twelve contests and are in a strong second place position in the Nebraska College Cor.ferEnce. Peru State fans ar~ hoping the Bobcats can ca.rture their third maJor sport N~C championship this year. . The Peruvians have gained double header wins over Northwest Missouri State St . ' s, an d Kearn~y T eachers._Split' twin. Be_ne d ict bills have been registered again~t Wayne State and Nebraska Wesleyan. Minnesot& State of Mankato handed the 'Cats their or.ly double header loss. In track, Coach Jerry Stemper' s tLin clads, ~ampere~ severely ty a late spring and by inexperience, have contested in t~o m~ets. T<;rkio College eked Ot.;t. a two point victory in the opener and Peru and Mid lane' C?llege battled to a tie o~ the Bobczt cinders. With the bulk of the trach squad composed of fresh~en and sop~omores, it a~pears th~t better performances will come with experie.nce. The Bobcat tennis team, lacking letterm~n, ha!e lost to Doane College and Northwest Missour;i .. Coach Darrell Wini-nger also expects better things as the season progresses.

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lege 112-61 at home and then routed Hastings College at Hastings 117-76. Undoubtedly, the latter ~stablished a new on:-t~e-road scoring record in conference competition. The 1961-62 season saw the final games .for five Peru seniors. Lost to the Peruvians next year will be regulars Bob Buettgenbach, Beatrice; Drexel Harvey, Hartford~ Ill.; Larry Rathe, Sterling; Mike Roach, Palmyra, and utility man Bob Gibson, Falls City. In addition to the five seniors, letters were awarded to juniors--Ken Dostal Scribner; Larry Hayes, Auburn; Jim Mayo, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Tom Yopp, East Alton, Ill.; sophomores--Jim Hall, -Omaha; Pat Hamm, Wood Hiver 111. ' Scores of games since the last Peru Stater, with the Peru score first, include: 82 Emporia State 66 82 Wayne 75 74 Wesleyan 69 96 Kearney 78 86 Chadron 63 112 Doane 61 82 Chadron 75 117 Has tings 76 93 Kearney 68 87 Wayne 77 65 Wayne 56 90 Mayville 75 97 Doane 71 65 Carson-Newman 67 80 Wesleyan 87

1962 GRID SCHEDULE SET¡ . ' HOMECOMING SLATED OCTOBER 20 Peruvians who are anticipating the 1962 homecoming get-together on the Campus of a Thousand Oaks can start making plans to trek back to Peru on October 20 for Peru State's 4lst annual Homecoming. Athletic Director Al Wheeler, has announced that Chadron Stat~ Teachers College will provide the gridiron opposition on October 20. Two new teams have been added to the Peru State grid schedule for next season. On September 15, Northwest Missouri State of Maryville will journey to Peru, and on Saturday, October 27, the Mclntirerren will head north to battle Northern Michigan State College of Marquette. The Bobcats will be defending two straight Nebraska College Conference footba 11 championships. THE SCHEDULE Sept.15 N.W.Mo.State at Peru Sept.22 St.Mary's at Peru Sept.29 Kearney at Kearney Oct. 6 Hastings at Peru Oct. 13 Doane at Crete Oct. 20 Chadron HOMECOMING at Peru Oct. 27 Northern Michigan at Marq_uette Nov. 3 Wayne at Wayne DON'T FORGET OCTOBER 20TH-1962 HOMECOMING

Word from J. F. Hendricks,'09, 362 West Walnut, Pasadena, Calif., informs the Peru Stater that Charles Gordon Beck, president of the Class of 1910, is hospitalized in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Mail will reach him at 322 Second avenue South, Murfreesboro.


Roll Call Short 6,725 -- You Missing? Two hundred Seventy-five alumni and former students have answered the call of the Peru Achievement Foundation by contributing a total of $2, 200. 00 to the Foundation between January 1 and April 1, 1962. Included in this total is a $1,000.00 bequest by the late Jess A. Harris, '09. The response to the 1962 appeal is gratifying when compared to the early 1961 contributions. One vear a~o. between the dates of January 1 and April 30, 244 Peruvians had donated to the Foundation. Although the response has been greater this year to date, and the PAF issues a hearty TIIANK YOO to each of the 27 5, the need is still great. Each year our students find i t more difficult to stretch their dollars to meet all of their educational needs. It is in this.area of aiding worthy_ students who need financial aid that the Foundation does its most important and worthwhile work. 1890' s WARREN 8, CATLIN, '99 GERTRUDE SEWELL (MRS. W.R.) PATE, '98 I • H. WA TT. '98 WINIFRED PUTNEY LATHROP, '97 1900's

CAPITOLA CAMPBELL VOGEL, • 09 . • 30 AGNES BLANK PAGE, '09 VANCHE E. PLUMB, '06 HENRIETTA MARTENS, '07

Dr. Floyd Miller, '31, has been named state education commissioner for Nebraska. Dr. Miller, who served for seven years as assistant commissioner in charge of instruction, succeeds Dr. Freeman Decker who has been appointed to the newly created post of coordinator of the state teachers colleges. A native of Elmwood, Dr. Miller has been with the state education department for 16 years. After receiving his AB degree from Peru State in 1931, Dr. Miller was granted his MA in 1938 and his PhD in 1949 from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Miller began his educational career in 1928 with a teaching position in Murdock. He later served as superintendent of schools at Panana, Wilcox and Pierce. During the 1943-44 year he taught at Wayne State before returning to the superintendent ranks at Asll.land. In 1946 he joined the state department of education, and since 1950 he has rved on the summer session staff at the versity of Nebraska.

Dr. and Mrs. Harry E. (Vera Peterson) llarwey, '15, '16, live at 5951 Garfield,

Dr.

To the approximately 6,725 Peruvians from whom we have not heard this year, we direct an appeal to help us help today's worthy Peru State students. Your gift, no matter the size, will be appreciated.

MARGARET SEECK, '09 ELLEN JACOBSON SUNDSTROM, '08 AMEL I A MARTENS, '03 ORA ANDREWS (MRS. EARL) BARRETT, • 09 ANNA MAY DUNTON (MRS. GROVER) MEYER, '06 ALICE WRIGHT (MRS. CLAY) WALLACE, '06 MAUDE BOYD (MRS. C.R.) OGLESBY. '06 ANNA L. H!NTERLONG, '06 EDNA PARSONS (MRS. WALTER) CLARK, FS '09 NAN BARTOS FITZPATRICK, '03 PEARL WAGEY. '07

Dr. Floyd Miller Heads State Education Department

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Your PAF pays matching funds for the National Defense Student Loan program. Every $1 provided by_the Foundation is matched by $8 from the NDSL funds. Under the loan program, many Peru State students are able to borrow money to help them complete their college educations. If PAF funds are available, the Foundation is able to grant scholarships to worthy and qualified students. Lest we become complacent with the fact that 275 Peruvians have contributed hard earned money, we must remember that this is but a tiny percentage of the 7, 000 some Peruvians in the Alumni files.

Harvey has practiced medicine

•iace graduation from medical school in 1920.

ETHEL K. HUMMEL, '07 J. HAROLD WILLIAMS. '08 STELLA HARRISS. '08 ETHEL BLANK (MRS. F.B.) HAMM, • 06 GEo. D. CARRINGTON '03 CoRA CHITTENDEN DuFFENDACK, '09 DR. AND MRS. GEO. l. (LORA PORTER) CARLSON, '08: '08 LA URA BURGESS HILL. '07 EVA GILBERT FRANCE, '07 EMILY ERICKSON ANDERSON, '08 Roy G. SMITH, '07 GusslE KOEHLER, '07

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ART OBJECTS Reproductions of sculptured art objects depicting various periods of civilization have been added to the art department, reports Norma L. Diddel, associate professor of art. Contributions to the Peru Achievement Foundation designated by the donors for art objects made the purchases possible.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur A. (Claudia Shadduck) Schindler, '29, '30, live at 5540 M street, Lincoln. Mr. Schindler is director of statistical services in the state department of education, Lincoln. Mrs. Schindler teaches music in the Lincoln Public schools.

Ruth Ann Crook (Mrs.James) Steele, '48, was the subject of a feature story in the April 1 issue of the Sunday Denver Post telling of her use of rhythm instruments in the teaching of elementary vocal music at Cherry Hills Elementary school. Testimony to the effectiveness of her teaching is added by Dean S. Karr, '41, who writes the Peru Stater that his son is enthusiastic about attending school on Saturday so he can enjoy "her wonderful world of music."

Dr. James E. Perdue, '37, dean of the University of Denver, has been given the added assi_gnment of acting director of the DU Social Science foundation during the fall quarter in the absence of the regular director. 5


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divlsion of fine arts at Peru State, has been voted life membershi_p in the National Association for American Composers and Conductors. The ~honor came as a result of his work and loyalty to the association over the years. . Frieda Woitzel, '27, Greenwood, writes she teaches Spanish, Latin, and ~s in charge of the library at the ~shland ~igh_school. Miss Woitzel, remembering her fine instruction from Victor H. Jindra, professor emeritus of music, writes: "Peru certainly is fortunate he has decided to re main in Peru and continue his violin studio teaching." Walter Buettgenbach, '26, 147 North

I Born To Arnold Ehlers, '59, and Sharon Griening__er Ehlers, 2 yr. '58, 8565 Walker street, Cypress, Calif., a s.on, Marc Herbert., ¡ JanuaIT 17. To Ross Pilking_ton, '61, and Pauline Pilkington, fs '60, Glenwood, Iowa, a son, Mark Ross, March 5. To Alan Kreglo '60, and LaVern Whitfield Kreglo, fs '59, Plattsmouth, a daughter, Teri Renee, March 7. To Cliff Boline, Jr., '58, and Mrs. Boline, Tecumseh, a daughter, Nancy Elizabeth, March 16. To Glen Nelson and Betty Schmohr Nelson, '51, Mitchell, a son, Kirk Alan May 4, 1961. To Kenneth E. Johnson, 1 59, and Gail Peterson Johnson, fs '57, a son, Kenneth Edward, March 13. , . To Jack Gibson, fs 59, and Mrs. Gibson, Norfolk, a son, Jeffrey Linn, February 6. To Richard Rottman, fs '59, and Jean Ruyle Rottman, '59, Philadelphia, Pa:, a daughter, Cynthia Jean, February 14. To Leonard West, fs '58, and Pelores Bolejack West, Peru, a daughter, Delores Lynn, February 2. To Richard Stock, 2 yr. '60, an~ Kay Phillips Stock, fs '61, Unadilla, a daughter, Marnice Suzanne, October 9. To Gary Anderson, '60, and Marian Schmidt Anderson, '60, Tabor, Iowa, a son, Steven Gary, January 13. To Robert Eilers and Marion Pratt Eilers both '52, 5259 Gary street, San Diego, 'Calif., a daughter, Ann Michelle, January 14. To Marion Battani, '62, and Inga Faubian Battani, fs '60, Madridi Iowa, a daughter, Angela Marie, February 2. To John Albert and Belva Jean Hahn Albert, 2 yr.'51, Omaha, a daughter, Jean Marie February 10. Marvin Sodman, fs '59 and Orva Sedman, 2842 Camulos place, Los Angeles, a son, Eric Marvin,. February 13. To Fred E. Trader and Dorothy Niday Trader, '56, 4866 Vinton, Omaha, a son, Charlton John, March 15. To Dean Banks an<l Norma Halbert Banks, 2 yr. '59, Auburn, a daughter, Amy Jean, April 1.

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Ninth street, Redmond, Ore., and three of his sons attended the winter ¡meeting of the Southern California chapter of the Peru Alumni. One of his sons in attendance was Lo~d. fs '59, who lives at 3040 Winlock road, Torrance. Edna Hertz, 2 yr.'27, 223 San Francisco avenue, Pomona, Calif., is one of the six finalists in the national Principals of the Year award contest. The competition is sponsored by the Crofts PublishinE company. Of Miss Hertz a friend reports, "She is ~uch an all-round kind of leader. Parents, children, teachers, p,ress, administration--everyone loves her. ' Lloyd Prante, '20, 5251 Bubbling Wells Lane, LaCanada, Calif., is principal of the Mt.Gleason Junior High school, Los Angeles.

1930's James 0. Gillilan, '35, is supervisor of industrial arts in the St. Louis (Mo.) School system. Mr. Gillilan is married and has three daughters. Recently he visited with Bernard Barisas,'38, 6319 South Benton, Kansas City 32, during the St. Louis convention of the American Industrial Arts Association. Mr. Gillilan invites Peruvians from '32 to '35 to visit them when in St. Louis. Albert J. Mason, '33, has accepted a position as superintendent at Potter for the 1962-63 school year. Mr. M~son has been in a similar post at Fairmont. Mrs. Mason is the former Audrey Boyd, .2 yr. '33. Mildred Cerveny Robinson, fs '39, is an elementary principal in the St. Clair county district R. II, Appleton City, Mo. She received her bachelor's degree from Central Missouri State, where she is now doing graduate work. Her address is Montrose, Mo. Marion M. Culver, '36, Sibley, Iowa, has been superintendent of the Sibley Public schools for seven years. Mr. Culver holds an ~ degree from Drake and has comp~eted additional graduate study at Columbia. He was president of the Iowa Association of School Administrators in 1959. The Culvers have one child, Jackie. Gri Z P. Svoboda, 2 yr. '31, lives at 1202 Tulsa street, Wichita 9. Residents of Omaha for 22 years, the Svobodas were transferred to Wichita by the post office department for whom Cyril has worked 31 years. He is an air mail technician. Mr. and Mrs. Svoboda have four children, Fr. Cyril of St. Columbian Missionary Society, who teaches in t1"e Seminary in Silver Creek, N.Y.; Philip of Omaha; Gregor_}" of Salina, Kans.; and Roberta of Omaha. 1be Svohodas were Peru State visitors in October. Francie Adams (Mrs. Bob) Martin, fs '36, Farragut, Iowa, works part time for the Farragut Elevator company, and Mr. Martin is agent for the CB&Q. The Martin~ have one son, a high school freshman. Dorothy Worley (Mrs. Theodore) Hodwalker, '32, 1924 Louisiana. Longview, Wash., teaches at R. A. Long High school in Longview. She invites friends to 'drop in to see us on their way to Seattle to the World's Fair.' The Hodwalker:; ha.Ye one daughter, a freshman at Western Washin on State. Mrs. Hodwalker often visits Lesa t (Mrs. Lynn) Graham, '32, 2805 Southwest Mitchell court, Portland, Ore. The Grahams have four children. ~Marvel Lucas Dodson, fs '39, lives at


7432 Cecilia, Downey Cal~f. Mrs. Dodson taught eight years in Richardson county, was later married to Gerald Dodson of the air force. They lived in many states and spent two years in Morocco. Mr.Dodson died in 1960.

19.tO' s George 0.~ R locker, '48, 3510 Avenue D, Kearney, is associate professor of elementary education at Kearney State where he has taught for four years. After study at Peru, Mr. Blocker received an MA from Colorado State College. Mr. and Mrs. :Blocker, the former Jean Marer of Auburn, have four children; Susan, 5; Barry, 14; Mike, 11, and Sa 11 y IJJ o, A â&#x20AC;˘ , lfe_rnice Push. (Mrs. Art~ur) Trudo, fs 45~ lives at Unit 351-C Sidney Ordnance def-<Jt/ Sidne5, where Mr. Trade is a security ~rd. The Trudos have three sons. Bernice is busy with substitute teaching and club activities. ftfr. and Mrs. Hubert (Winnifred Hall) Johnson, '40, '57, live at Rockford, Iowa. Johnson who received his master's from Di:-ake in 19S2, is superintendent of the Rudd, Rockford, Marble Rock Community school, which has an enrollment of 1200 students. Mrs. Johnson taught until this year. Their children include Stephen, a sophomore at Iowa State; Stanley, a senior who will enroll at Peru State next fall, and Carol, a high school junior. Living at 3315 Cloverdale, Houston 25, Texas, are Mr. and Mrs. 0. V. (Marjorie Weiler) Byers, Jr., '47, fs '43. Buzz is the ~hysical director at the Southwest branch Yiw::A, Houston. Mrs. Byers does secretarial work and keeps house for the family, which includes Steven, 14; Jane, 9, and Deanna, 2.

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Mary Lu Harvey (Mrs. Peter M.) Stupar, '43, lives at 245 North Pinecrest street, Milwaukee 8, Wis. After graduation Mrs. Stupar taught ir EJ Paso, where she was married. She accompanied her husband to Germany where he participated in the German war crimes trials. Later he served as a judge in the U. S. courts in the American zone. Mr. Stupar is assistant city attorney for the city of Milwaukee. They have three sons and one daughter. Perhaps Peru State's on 1 y alum "dude rancher" is Lloyd Sehnert, '42, who operates the Lake Mancos Guest Ranch, Mancos, Colo. Lloyd writes of seeing the Ashton brothers, Jack, '36; Grady, '41, and Bob, 42, in Denver. Lloyd's address is Box 218, Mancos.

Ruth McDonald (Mrs. Wayne)

Swan~on,

2 yr. '41, lives at 1725 South Fifty-Third, Lincoln, where she teaches piano and organ in her home studio. Mr. Swanson is state railway commissioner. The Swansons have two daughters, Jolene, 14, and Carolie, 8.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne H. (Joan Thickstun) Bahrmann, both '46, live at Martell. Mr. Buhrmann is associated with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company, Lincoln. The Buhrmamis have three sons and three daughters. Jack Brown fs '40, lives at 6508 Aldea avenue, Van Nuy~, Calif. Mr. Brown is associat.e professor of business at Valley college in Van Nuys. Edith Samuels fs '41, lives at 4150 Arch drive, North Hollywood. She works for the City of Los Angeles in tabulating and sta.tistica l reports.

Stanley H. Cameron, '49, is a counselor for the Downey Unified district. He resides at 6220 San Ramon way, Buena Park, Calif. June Kuhlmann. '4R, 604 Montlake terrace, Alamogordo, N. 1\L, teaches world geography at Alamogordo High school. She received the Valley Forge Medal from the Freedoms Foundation on February 20 in recognition of her classroom efforts in creating a better understanding of the American way of life. Since graduation from Peru, Miss Kuhlmann has completed additional study in the field of geography at the University of Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. F. Gene (Charlotte Pryor) Sailors, fs 'SO, '50, live at 1534 Burnham,

Lincoln. He is with the carto~raphic di vision of the SCS. They have two children, Suzanne, 4, and Scott, 2.

1 9SO' s Dr. Stephen E. Howery, '55, Thurman, Iowa, is with the navy stationed at Agana, Guam. After pre-med work at Peru, Dr. Howery completed medical school at the State University of Iowa in 1959. He entered the navy the same year and finished internship at Bethesda (Md.) Naval hospital before flight training in Florida. Married in 1958, the Howerys have one son, Michael Craig, born November 17, 1960. His family is with him on Guam. Ron Wagner,' 58, Creston, Iowa, received an MA degree from Colorado State, Greeley, last summer. He is teaching woodworking and crafts at Creston High school. Charlene Rohlmeier (Mrs. Charles) Kaster, 2 yr.'59, DuBois, teaches in the DuBois Public schools. Her husband was recently discharged from the Air Force. They plan to move to a farm near Bern, Kans., in the near future. The Kasters have one daughter, Karla Jean.

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IDied Information comes to the Peru Stater of the deaths of these alu~ni and friends of Nebraska State Teachers College at Peru: Grace Porter (Mrs. Harvey) Miller '91, December 25, Seward, at the age of 96. She taughtatAshland and was principal at Seward High school after graduation from Peru Normal. Frances Gilbert (Mrs.Edward) Aron, '10, March 4, Crete. She had taught in Brock, Alliance and Crete. Frank Jennings, fs '10, October 20, San Antonio, Tex. He taught three years and then became a rancher and plantation manager. Christian Kohler, '07, June 13, 1961, Lincoln. Mae Nelson (Mrs.Christian) Kohler, '07, November 5, 1958, Lincoln. Albert Brunsdon, 'OS, San Bernardino, Calif. Tena Gunn, '08, February 8, 1961, Jacksonville, Fla. Vida Ne l l C lo v er , ' 16 , ' 3 0 , March 2 3 , San Juan, Tex. A teacher 44 years, Miss Clover had served for 22 years as principal of Clover school, San Juan, which was named for her. She taught all day March 22.

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(continued froâ&#x20AC;˘ preceding page) . Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Ka~ Ward) Rydberg, '58, fs '58, live at 205 Myrtle street, Creston, Iov.:;.a. Wayne, who received his MA degree from the University of Omaha in January, is in his fourth year as driver education instructor and assistant coach at Creston High school. The Rydbergs have one daughter, Susan ReNae, born June 9, 1960. Lt. Dorothy L. Erhart, '53, 235 South Forty-Second street, Philadelphia 4, is a district classification officer for commandant, Fourth Naval District. Since graduation from Peru, she has earned 18 graduate hours from Memphis State.

News About Yourself Blank How long has it been since we have heard from you? 1be Alumni office likes to receive letters from alumni and former students telling of promotions, family, graduate work, orabout other alums. We-would like for you to send information to the Peru Stater.

Darlene Boeck Teten, '58, began teaching sixth grade in Second avenue school in Nebraska City on February 5. 1he Tetens live at 2002 1hird avenue, Nebraska City. D a l e M. Ba r t e l l , ' 5 2 , 5 3 3 7 Si 1 ve r Strand way, Sacramento 21, Calif.~ is superintendent of the Eureka Union ~lementary school, Roseville. The district recently completed a new building and has purchased a site for an additional school. Mr. Bartell has 11 teachers--three years ago, only six. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby E. (Claudette Claussen) Slaughter, '56, fs 'SS, live at 1714 Jerry Murphy road, Pueblo, Colo. Bob teaches sixth grade at the Columbian Elementary school in Pueblo. The Slaughters have four sons. Bob received his master's from Peru in 1961. Belva Hahn (Mrs. John) Albert, 2 yr. '51, and Mr. Albert live at 1742 South Thirty-Second avenue, Omaha. Mr. Albert is with the law department of Union Pacific. Harvey Ideus, '56 MS '59, 35 Education hall, University of Wyoming, Laramie, has been appointed supervisor of student employment, veterans relations, and graduate placement at the University of Wyoming. He formerly was counselor and teacher in the Laramie Senior Hi$h school. He will continue his doctoral studies.

Present position or occupation ____________

l960's Married------ When---------------Position of husband or wife ____________ Additional study since graduation _________ Children-----------------News of yourself or other grads _______

Karen Conrad, 2 yr. '61, lives at 3415 South Seventy-Second street, Omaha, and teaches in the Ralston Public schools. She reports that of the 67 teachers in the Ralston schools, 15 are graduates or have attended Peru State. Karen is taking night classes at the University of Onaha. Dora Curtis (Mrs. George) Wissler, fs '61, Pawnee City, will teach in a Pawnee county rural school next fall. The Wisslers have three children, John, 12; Jim, 9, and Jean, 8. Mr. Wissler is with the state highway department. Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Kay Phillips) Stock, 2 yr. '60, fs '61, .live at Unadilla where Richard is principal of Unadilla school and teaches seventh and eighth grades. Robert W. Raper, '61, has been appointed claims examiner in the bureau of old age and survivors insurance of the Social Security administration, Kansas City, Mo.

STUDY STIPENDS TO MATH PROF

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Mr. Lyle C. McKercher, assistant professor of mathematics, has been awarded two fellowships--one for the sunmer and one for the 1962-63 academic year. 1he Peru mathematician will study for ten weeks at the University of Georgia, Athens, during the summer months. He will be studying under a grant from the National Science Foundation at an institute for teachers of college calculus. McKercher will earn 10 hours of credit this summer. Commencing in September, McKercher will enroll at the University of Nebraska for a year's study toward his doctorate. The fellowship is administered by the Nebraska Cooperative College Teachers program with the funds comin~ from the NSF. The grant includes a year ¡s leave of absence from Peru State with full pay. During his two semester stay at NU, McKercher will earn 30 hours credit.


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LEWIS C. CHAPMAN, '09 HELEN COLE (MRS. C. W.) POLLARD. '01 GLADYS MAJORS (MRS. C.W.) GALE, • 07. JENNIE BRIDENBAUGH, '02 MABEL KAUP (MRS. L.L.) WILKES, 2 YR. '09 FAYE HANKS, '07 EDNA BEACH (MRS. L.V.) ADAIR,

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FAY ScHNE ITMAN RAWSON. '07 NELS A. BENGTSON, '02 8e:NJ!AMIN HARR IS ON, '07 ROSA LEE (MRs. J.E.) CLARKE, EA~LY OO's ELSIE Guss JONES, '09 MAY FRANK (MRS. J .H.) RHOADS-, •09 . ZELIA CORNELL WILEY. '09 GERTRUDE CooN. • 07 lvA GLASGOW (l'v1Rs. GEORGE) HANSEN.• • 08 1910's DR. A.J. STODDARD, '10 HANNA JENSEN, '15 FLORENCE J. ATWOOD, '13 LUELLA DYE (MRS. B.H.) STAFF6RD. '13. '55 EVA PJCKWELL (MRS. R.C.) McRAE, • 16 ESTHER McDONALD (MRS. EARL) AXTELL. '18 BESSIE HUTCHINSON (MRS. CYRIL) MAXTED. '14 RuTH ToRTNEY (MRs. A. R.) SMITH, '13 GRAYCE TEICH (MRS. G.V.) CASTER, '15. '16 INEZ FETTY (MRS. CLARENCE) BucY. • 1 9 MARIE KRUMBACH (MRS. EowARD) CARPENTER, '10 ESTHER MURDOCK STOKES, FS '19 V1cTOR L. ToFT. '18 Eo ISON PETTIT. '10 JOSIE KISER WILLMOTT, '17 MARSHALL C. JONES, '14 HAZEL MARSHALL (MRS. J.B.) CooK, '16 C,J. SKINNER, '12 R.E. GREEN, FS '15 Roy B. CoEUR. ·15 MARYE. FisHE.R. '1Ll EDNA BARNES (MRs. FRITIOF) JOHANSON, '10 ALICE HUNT (MRS. R.C.) HARRISS, '10 HATTIE (MRS. R.H.) SLAGLE,'13 MI NA PERR 1 N (MR s • P . C • ) CoLLART._ • 1 o FRANCES CHEZ (MRS. PAUL) KINGSTON, 2 YR. '11 LYDIA (MRS. FRANK) ADAMS, '12 HELEN BARBARA MAJORS (MRS. J. HOW ARD ) R I DD LE , • 1 5 MILDRED GAMBLE (MRS. CHESTER) WEAVER, '17 DR. AND MRS. E.P. (VIRGINIA McNEAL) CONKLE. '19; ' 3 2 -

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1930' s CHARLOTTE BENSON ANDERSON, 2 YR. '32, '33 • 15 MILDRED HANKS (MRS. WENDELL) LILLIAN G. PoRTENIER, '17 ABBEY, '31 ELIZABETH SCHELKOPF (MRS. RuTH NAVIAUX (MRS. ROBERT C,) HENRY) DRAKE. '13 HANSEN, '35 CECILIA WEHRS FORELL, '11 IVIARY HERVEY WOLF, '33 ETHEL KELLY (MRs. R.M.) FRANCIE ADAMS (MRS. Bos) HANSON. '15 MART IN, '36 DoN BECK ORD: '30 STELLA HINDENACH, '38 1 920' s MR. AND MRS. C. DANA (FLORA DASHER) NIXON, '36: '34 H.L. HART, FS '29 ORA JEFFERY EGGERS, '31 BLANCHE SEID SAGESERT, '20 IVA SHUBERT (MRS. CLYDE) FRIEDA Wo ITZEL, '27 MART IN, • 34 MARY F. MESERVE, '26 C.L. RETELSDORF, '36 SPENCER M. LEGER, '24 DoN L. McCoy, FS '33 FRED A. RoTHERT. '28 ANNA T. CHRISTEN, '33 BERNICE BRECKENRIDGE YOUNTS, J.H. HALTERMAN, '38 '25 W.E. SUGDEN, '32 LLOYD PRANTE, '20 MR. AND MRS. GERALD (HELEN RICHARD MADDEN, '23 HALL) F I CH TE R , '3 9: ' 3 8 PAUL W. HERTZ, '29 Jul I A PLASTERS (MRS • Gm A LO) o.c. RoGERs. '28 WILSON, FS '38 MILDRED REYNOLDS OSTERHOUDT, JEAN BLANKENSHIP (MRS. C. '25 THOMAS) MORGAN. FS '32 MR. AND MRS. R.D. (MARY ERNEST E. RoTHERT, '30 SuTToN) HARRISON, '26; MR. AND MRS. FREDERICK J. '26 (DOROTHY COATNEY) VERNA SNELL. '29 WOLTER, '38: '39 HAZEL VANCE (MRS. TRUMAN) HELEN M. KUCERA. '30 JONES, 2 YR. '26 OPAL GROVER MclNTIRE, '36 RUTH PHILBROOK {MRS. GLEN) JAMES o. GtLLILAN, '35 THOMAS, 2 YR. '26 MARJORIE YouNG (MRs. CLOYD) BERNICE PETERS (MRS. J,L.) MYERS, '34 NEWMAN, • 23 DR. ELVIN V. SEMRAD, '32 INICE McCORKLE DUNNING, '25 GooDREAU SOPER, FS '38 ANNA MASON (MRS. DALE) EDNA JAMES WELCH, FS '31 UNDERWOOD, 2 YR. '24 RuTH BEAUCHAMP (MRS. EowARD) WILLIAM T. SPEICH, '22 LINDELL, '32 tAYE GAISFORD KUPER, '28 EVEA RusE (MRS. DALE) BLACK Roy CHAMBERLAIN, '27 FS '39 ° ERNA WoITZEL (MRS. JULIAN) ETHEL LONG BASKENS, '39 DUNCAN, '27 DOROTHY WORLEY HODWALKER,'32 W.C. T AN.EY, '27 RuBY TANEY (MRS. A.E.) IVlR. AND MRS. CLEO (VEDA SPORLEDER, '30 RHODUS) MCNEILY, '22:'23 DR. AND MRS. GEORGE (VIVIAN MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM (HELEN McKIMMEY) LYTTON, FS TAYLOR) THOMAS, '20: '20 '36. • 38 IVIARION DowLING (MRS. FLOYD) ELDORA MoHRHOFF (MRs. ALBERT) CoRNELL, 1 YR. '22 STRAUSS, FS '32 MR. AND MRS. ELDRED (THELMA MAYRE TANGEMAN (MRs. GEo. H.) HOWE) MORTON, 1 YR. • 22; CASE, '39 '23 GENEVA ULLSPERGER (MRs. ELvo.) R.J. CHATELAIN, '29 PRATT. FS '31 LOLA LOHR CoE, '24 GERALDINE RussELL tvlRs. HAR• RUTH LAWRENCE (MRS. N.E.) VEY) APPLEGATE, 2 YR.'31 READ, '21 DEVA ARMSTRONG,,'38 NEVA HOAK (MRS. LYLE) MR. AND f'llRs. EVERETT (ELSIE NICHOLS, '21 RENKEN) ALLSMAN, '39:'38 ELLA WOODWARD (MRS. ERNEST) WILLIAM OKRENT, '30 GR I FF IN. '20 MR. AND MRS. EVERETT (LURA PA UL W• LAMB • 2 YR . ' 2 3 DAVENPORT) CLAUSSEN MR. AND MRs. JOE A. (DOROTHY FS '33: FS '27 • EVANS) KREJCI. '29: FS '37 E.G. WHIPPLE, '38 INEZ RAY WELLS, 2 YR. •23 . • 27 DR. AND MRs. CALVIN H. (VIOLA IRENE PROKOP, '25 ' WEATHERFIELD) REED •37. HELEN WILLIAMS (MRS. A.E.) • 40 • . CARESS, '26 • MIRIAM McGREW, '32 MR. AND MRS. R.T. BENFORD, (continued on next page) '28; FS '51

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OHLER (MRS. J .F.) MIKULAS, 2 YR. '33 RALPH E. SCHOLL, '38 MR. AND MRS. LOWELL A. (AL I CE HARTFORD) DECKER,' 32: '31 MADONNA BRADY {MRS. VICTOR) GAL IN IS, '30

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Seven appointments and five reassignments to the ~962-63 Peru State faculty have been announced by Dr. Neal S. Gamon, president. Maurice E. Dahmus, Mandan, N .D. , campus school mathematics supervisor, to replace Charles Moeckley, resigned. Mr. Dahmus holds an !VS degree from the University of Illinois. Lyle Domina, Ui:a 11 al a, inst rue tor of English, to replace Richard Holmes, who resigried to accept a position at Culver-Stockton, Canton, Mo. Mr. Domina received both bachelor's and- master's degrees from the University of Nebraska. Brian R. Gfeller, Peru, instructor of mathematics, to replace Lyle McKercher, who is on a one-year leave of absence at the University of Nebraska under a g:rant for graduate study from the National Science Foundation Nebraska Teacher ExchangeProgram. Mr. Gfeller is a 1~57 Peru State ~adu~te and holds a master s degree from Bowling Green (Ohio) University. James Jack, Lincoln, assistant professor of geography and geolo_gy, to replace A. B. Clayburn, retired. Mr. Jack holds an M.A. degree from Oregon State University. LeRoy Leland, Nebraska City, supervisor of history and social science in the campus high school, to replace Ly le Strom, who was reassigned as assistant professor of history and social sciences in the college. Mr. Leland holds an M.A. degree from Bob Jones University, Greenville, S. C. Mr. Strom's reassig_!lment resulted from the resignation of Ned Denman. James Robbins, Eddyville, Iowa, as assistant pro.fessor ?f moder~ languagei,. to replace Dr. Michel Weiss, resigned. Mr. liobbins holds an M.A. in modern languages from the University of North Dakota. Wi 11 iam R. Witty, Syracuse, as boy's physical education and social sciences instructor and coach in the campus school, to replace Virgil DeZwarte, who resi@ed to accept a position with Wesley College,Dover, De 1. Mr. Witty is a Peru graduate and has done graduate work at the University of Nebraska. Other reassignments not mentioned include: Mrs. Maryon Adams,kindergarten supervisor and elementary reading program, to kindergarten and elementary music supervisor; Mrs. Genevieve Gergen, supervisor of English in the campus school, the same post after spending a year in graduate study; Mrs. Frances Wheeler, campus school girl's physical education supervisor, to college instructor of women's physical education, to replace Miss Judy Hohl who resigned to enter graduate study at the University of Washington; Evan Van Zant, campus high school principal, to director of the campus school, to replace Tom Friest, retired.

HOMECOMING 1963 TO BE OC1t>PER 12 F~r

those who plan way ahead, the 1963 Peru State Homecoming will be held on October 12. Football opposition for the 42nd alumni day will be Doane College. ?

Cover Story

.Enrolllilent to 783 Ch-campus enrollment for the 1962-63 fall semester climbed 9.5 ~er cent over the 1961 total. Registrar F. H. Larson reports the 1962 registration number to be 783 as compared to 714 a year ago. A part of this enrollment is pictured on the cover as the first 150 freshmen try to fathom registration procedures during the morning of the first day of registration. The remainder of the "frosh" explored similar mysteries following the lunch hour. Represented in the enrollment are 30 Nebra~ka counties, 18 states and the British colony, Hong Kong. On-campus enrollment inc 1 udes 44 7 men and 336 women. The biggest increase is in the sophomore class with 192 compared to 127 last fall. Chly 23 per cent of last year's 247 freshmen failed to return for their sophomore year. Normal drop-out between the first and second year is about 35 per cent. Freshman enrollment is about the same as last year, with 242, five fewer than a year ago. The senior class of 187 is the largest in recent years and 37 more than 1961-62. The small entering class 0:ÂŁ 1960-61 is reflected in the junior class enrollment of 131 compared with 162 last year. Thirty-one are classified as graduate or post graduate students. Total campus school enrollment is 262 compared with 26 8 a year ago.

I . . oan Funds Established By Towne, Fischer Bequests Bequests by the late Mrs. Eva Fischer of Beatrice and Mr. Norman L. Towne of Bozeman, Mont., have added nearly $2,000 to the Peru State Teachers College Student Loan Funds. Mrs. Fischer left $500 and Mr. Towne $1,411.24. Mr. Towne became interested in Peru State' through his wife, Lola Howe Towne, '06, who preceded him in death in April of 1959. The Townes both attended the golden anniversary reunion of the class of 1906 on the Peru campus in May, 1956.

The Detroit Free Press Sunday Magazine carried a picture feature story on ''The Private World of Mrs. Sam Brownell" in the September 2 issue. Mrs. Brwonell, the former Esther Delzell, '23~ is pictured in her home at 16525 Warwick, LJetroit, where Dr. Brownell is superintendent of schools. Mr. and Mrs. Brownell, their daughter, Ruth, and Karen Oren, an exchange student from Oslo, Norway, were summer campus visitors.

rrne IPIEIOOJ s fo1t/t, Volume XI

Number 3 Fall, 1962 Official publication of Nebraska State Teachers College at Peru. Published and distributed three times a year. Please notify

the College of changes of address.


Distinguished Educational Service Award

Nona Palmer, E. C. Beck Honored 'Ib.e nin~ty-third annual commencement at Peru State saw the presentation of two Distinguished Educational Service Awards to ~r. E. C. Beck, '12, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Mi$~ Nona Palmer, '10, Bradshaw. Both reci£ients have served on the Peru faculty--Miss Rtlmer from 1915 until 1950, and Dr • .l:Seck from 1923 until 19'27. Authorized by the Board of Education of State Normal Schools in December, 1959, the award was created to give recognition ~o persons who have distinguish~~ themselves in the area of education. Dr. Alexander J. Stoddard,'10, and Dr. Joy Elmer Morgan, '11, received the awards in 1960 and 1961, re:Specc ti ve l y • · Dr. Beck, who addressed the spring grads, retired in 1958 with emeritus rank as of the English department at Central •···. icgan University, Mt. Pleasant. Dr. and Ws. ]3eck, the former Mae Miller, '12, then joined the .s;taff of Presbyterian-related Stillman College for Negroes, where they are still teaching. Miss Palmer, active in alumni activities of the Southern California chapter of the Peru Alumni Association in Los Angeles, where she spends her winters, taught commercial subjects at Peru State. She was instrumental in organizing the Thru chapter of the American Association of University Women. and active in community as well as college organizations. During the 1961-62 academic year" Peru State granted a total of 131 bachelor's degrees and 8 master's degrees. Seventy-seven were spring and mid-year bachelor's degree recipients honored at the May commencement, while 62, including the 8 master's candidates, were given recognition at the August commencement. Peru's president, Dr. Neal S. Gomon. was speaker for the summer commencement which was held on the main college quadrangle with Hoyt Science Hall as the background. 1he 1961-62 degree recipients: SUMMER GRADS: Master of Arts in Education: Camilla

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Stella; William H. Sayer, Peru. Master of Science in Education: Deva H. Armstrong, Auburn; Doyle L. Gump 1.. Lincoln; Gerald W. Martin, Salem; Frances w. Rarick, Auburn; Frances M. Whited, Newport, Ore.; Joseph W. Workman, Tobias. Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts): Dwight L. Anderson, Ceresco; Frederick R. Blake, Omaha; Gary L. Brown, Omaha; Fred Koudele, Tekamah. Bachelor of Arts in Education: Marilyn Monroe Mortensen, Farragut, Iowa; Dolores R. Spilker, Peru. . . . . Bachelor of Music in Education: Gayhn S. Sudik, Virginia. Bachelor of Science in Education: Georgia S.Behrends, Auburn; Shirley A. Bennett, Lake View, Iowa; Robert F.Buettgenbach, Beatrice; Nancy Carr Dickerson, Nebraska City; Charles Dunn, Clarinda, Iowa; Bruce N. Eddy, Peru; Virginia C. Francois, Nebraska City; Jessie Frazier, Malvern, Iowa; Zelma Girl, Liberty; Velvette C. Gottula, Tecums~h; Lutie J. Graham, Sidney, Iowa; Kathryn H. Grossman, Independence, Mo.; Alvin Guenther, Dunbar; Drexel Harvey, Hartford, Ill.; Elaine Hays, Fairbury; Belva M. Hewitt, Fairbury; Nettie C. Hoover, Auburn; Verna I. Hosfiel, Rock Port, Mo.; Billy Hudson, Horton,Kans.; Mable P. Hunt, Lorton; Jane Dietl Jackson, Papillion; Elfrieda E. Krakow, Superiorh A.Lucile Learned, Diller; Mae E. Loney, niawatha, Kans.; Hazel G. Lookabill, Malvern, Iowa; Bertha L. Manche, Sabetha, Kans.; Neva B. Matthews, Hamburg, Iowa; Mildred M. Meier, Table Rock; Robert S. Mulder, Panama; Ruth A. McBride, Springfield; Eileen M. Neels, Nebraska City; Evelyn R. Olson,Nelson; Jerry E. Osborn, Springfield; Hazel A. Petersen, Holmesville; Esther M. Peterson, Talmage; Hilda L. Retchless, Filley; Blanche C. Sand, Barneston; Vivian N. Schacht, Cook; Jeanne Shuttlesworth, York; Helen M.Simpson, Auburn; Sandra K. Stephens, Peru; Madlyn Susong, Auburn; Alberta Ubben, Vetera~l Wyo.; Larry C. Vice, Brownville; Lois Mae Whitson, Coin, Iowa.

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Dr. ~ea1 s. Gomon (left), pres 1dent of Peru State, and Mr. Bernard M. Spencer (right), Normal Board member from Nebraska City congratulate Miss Palmer and Dr. Beck following the spring Commencement.


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21 to Campus Many interesting accounts of events and the times at Peru Normal SO years ago were told at the Golden Anniversary reunion of the class of 1912 on Sunday, May 20. The day's schedule .in.eluded each of the 21 returning members giving an account of their activities of the past SO years. At the time of the reunion 58 class members had been located. Of the 143 graduated 27 had been reported deceased and information was unavailable for 57. Reunion day activities began with a morning coffee hour and class meeting during which time roll call was conducted by Dr. E. C. Beck, professor emeritus of English at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant. Letters from absent members were read. The class members, their spouses and guests met for a 1 p.m. luncheon in the Student Center dining room. During this time greetings were extended by Dr. Neal S. Gomon, president of the college, and Mr. Fred A. Rothe1,t, Auburn, president of the Peru Achievement Foundation. At the 4 p.m. Baccalaureate Services, Dr. Gomon introduced the members of the honored class of 1912. A total of 530 years of teaching service or an average of 25-plus y~!'lrs was represented by the returning class members. Six have taught 40 or more years. Dr. Beck, who is now chairman of the division of humanities at Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Ala., has the longest teaching record with SO-plus years, having taught prior to his graduation from Peru. Others present who have taught for 40 or more years include: Miss Beulah Brawner, Omaha, 45 years¡ Miss Marie Cross, Lincoln, 48 years; Miss Catherine Greenlee, Seattle, Wash.; 45 years; Henry Har~er M~er, Kemmerer, Wyo., 40 years; Miss Nina E. Nation, Alliance, 46~ years. Other occupations held by the returning class members have included: banking, husi~ ness, public relations, Veterans Administra~ion, real estate, insurance, and advertising. The honored guests came from eight states, traveling a total of 12,010 miles one-way to be present. At the end of the activity-filled daI, the returnees agreed it was worth every mi e of the effort.

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Present for the Golden Anniversary Reunion of the class of 1912 on the Campus of a Thousand Oaks in May included: (from left) front row-Mrs. Sara Jewell Merri s, Lebanon, Ore.; Mrs. Hazel Taylor Carne, Lincoln; Miss Catherine Greenlee, Seattle, Wash.; s. J. Ellenberger, Omaha; Clyde J. Skinner, Boulder, Colo.; second row~Miss Cleo v. Hale, Omaha; Martha Greenlee (Mrs. J. L.) Jones, Prescott, Ariz; Jattie Hendricks (Mrs. Harry) Weekly, Nelson; Ebba Wahlstrom (Mrs. R. L.) Edstrom, Wahoo; Mae Miller (Mrs. E. c.) Beck, Tuscaloosa. Ala.; third row-Rowena Branaman (Mrs. Ivan) Clark, Concord; Neola Parson (Mrs. R. C.) Johnson,Mead; s. L. Clements, Elmwood; Margaret Anderson(Mrs. Bernard) Warner, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Dr. E. c. Beck, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; top row--Miss Beulah Brawner,Omaha; .Pauline SuQlette (M,rs. August) Young, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Miss Nina Nation, Alliance; Miss Marie L. Cross, Lincoln; Harley w. Shaver, Scottsbluff; Henry H. Moyer, Kemmerer, Wyo.

Schoolmen's Day Event Slated January 12 Schoolmen's DC0' at Peru State has been set !or Saturday, January 12, according to President Neal S. Gomon. 1he event will mark the eleventh consecutive year that male faculty members from schools in southeast Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri will be invited to visit the Campus of a Thousand Oaks. A coffee hour, tours of campus, a dinner meeting in the Student Center dining room, and the Kearney vs. Peru State basketball game at 7:30 p.m. are on the agenda.


Foundation Mal(_es Grants Possible ....

AlullUli and friends of the college have made possible the awarding of 34 scholarships through the Peru Achievement Foundation for the 1962-§3 academic year . T4ese grants inciuded: Charles P. Weigand Memorial Scholarship, two $100 one-year grants provided by the friends of the 1906 class member, to James Meacham, senior, Wetmore, Kans., and to Bonnie Lee Vanderford, senior, Auburn. Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, two $150 oneyear grants, to Thtricia A. Richardson, freshman,Crab Orchard, andJudith A. Shuey, freshman, Lewiston. Peru Unit of the N.E.A., onesemester $100 grant, to Lynda Teten, sophomore, Ne bra ska City. Morton House Kitchens, Inc., Nebraska City, for the study of home economics, a .$400 two-year grant to Glenda Rima, sophomore, Farragut, Iowa; renewal of scholarships for Mary Jarvis,senior,Peru, and Linda Stephens, sophomore, Peru. Mrs. R. W. Endres Scholarship, two $100 one-semester grants, to Raymond Ogle.~ junior, Dawson and Monroe McCoy, junior, Villisca, Iowa. Mrs. Endres is the former Millicent

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Smalley, class of 1913. Women's Physical Education Sc ho larsh ip, two $100 one-year grants, to Miriam F. Rarick, freshman, Auburn, and Katherine R. Francis, freshman, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Pearl Kenton Memorial Foreign Language Scholarship, $50 one-year grant, to Carolyn Reiber, junior, Tecumseh. White Angels, wo-

men's pep club s~holars~ip! $50 one-year grant to Judy Weichel, Junior, Alvo. Bank of Pe;u, $100 one-semester grant, to William Hook, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Kiwanis A.B. Clayburn Eagle Scout Scholarship, one-year $100 g~ant,_ to Jerry Sayer, freshman, Peru, and Kiwanis Bond Kennedy Scholarship, $50 one-semester grant, to William Shaw, freshman, Brock. Both grants are by the Peru Kiwanis Club. .

Women's Division of the Nebraska City Chamber of Commerce, $100 one-year_ grant, to Judy Strange, freshman~. N~braska City. Sarpy County Teachers Association, $100 one-year grant to Michael Malone, freshman, Gretna.

Zelma Wonderly Memorial of $50 to Vatsy Melcher Beran senior, Geneva. Sidney (Iowa} ' · . (Con~inued on page 8)

Alumni Association Activities

Peru Alumni Association Officers: Marilyn

Tynon (Mrs. Eldon) Al good, '60, Peru, · President; Mrs. Ardis Carmine Bates, '43; Geneva, Vice-President; Clifford Stokes, '57 Sidney, Iowa, Second VicePres ident; Fran Larson (Mrs. Ron) Witt, '58, Millard, Secretary; Fred Clements, '56, Dunlap, Iowa, Treasurer. Chapter Pre~ident~: OmahaA Eveia:n Ske~ton Brown, 32; Lincoln, . V. rass. 29; Rocky Mountain, Ilene Thiltges (Mrs. Boyd) Good, '53; Northern f!al~fornia, Genevieve McFadden (Mrs. William) McNally, '57; Southern California, Waldo Willhoft, '26.

Northern California Luncheon Blue and white center pieces, candles, and an assortment of oak leaves and acorns straight from the Campus of a 'Dlousand Oaks greeted Peruvians attending the fifth annual luncheon meeting of the Northern California chapter of the Peru Alumni Association. The oak leaves and acorns were taken to.Califor_nia by the chapter president, Genevieve McFadden (Mrs. William) McNally, '57. Meeting at Southgate Lanes, Hayward. Saturday, July 28, the 35 alumni, former students and friends enjoyed an afternoon of visiting followed by the presentation of the following awards: ** Earliest graduate--Susan W. Norton, ,94, Stockton, graduated during the time of h.er father's term as president of the college. **Most recent grad--Wayne Winslow, '56, Sacramento. ** Five-timers--Bert E. Swenson, '09, Stockton; Bereniece MacHirron Wei_gand, '06, Berkeley; Mr. and Mrs. Paul 0. (Rutheloise Souder) Blair, '41, '39, Oakland; Henry and

Nellie Broderson, '06, Menlo Park, and Mrs. McNally. ** Traveled furthest--Dr. James Perdue, '37, Denver, from outside chapter area, and Grayce Teich Caster, '16, Clovis, who started by bus at 5 a.m. to be present. ** First timers--Willard and Dorothy (Cawthorne) Shumard, '35,'36, Oakland; Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Wilson, '51, San Jose; Mrs. Margaret Jenkins Vance, '30, St .Helena, Miss Norton, and Mr. and Mrs. Winslow. Mrs. McNally was re-elected _president and Ada E. Conkling Steckly, '30, San Leandro, was re-elected iecretary-treasurer. Wanda Conklin, '55 Oakland, was elected vice-president, and Rutheloise Souder Blair, '39, second yice-president. 'Ille chapter members discussed possible change of meeting date. The membership approved sending a $35 contribution to the Peru Achievement Foundation--a one dollar gift from each in attendance.

Omaha Area Picnic The fall picnic of Omaha area alumni was held Sunday, September 9, in the Riverview Park Pavillion, and despite rain 29 Peruviar..s and friends were present. Welcome day activities for the 96th academic year at Peru State £._revented representation from the college. The ~roup made tentative plans for the annual dinner meeting for the last of January or first of February. Mrs. Evelyn Skelton Brown, '32, who has served as secretary-treasurer for the past year, was elected president to succeed Karl Ogg, Plattsmouth. Dorothy Leonard (Mrs. Myrton) Hall, fs '42, was elected secretarytreasurer.


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The 1962 footba 11 season opened at Peru State with the Bobcats given a good chance to nail down their third straight Nelraska College Conference crown, but when the smoke cleared Peru had been dethronec. Coach Jack Mclntire's Bobcats opened the seasor. with a couple of squeaker w~ns. Fourth quarter rallies enabled the Peruv1ans to down Tarkio Colleg_e 13-7 and Northwest Missouri of Maryville 7-6 on successive Sat-

Baseball Title Makes Third. Crown of Year The 1962 ~ring sports season brought the Peru State Hobcats a third Nebraska C011ege Conference t.itle for the 1961-62 school year. Coach Al Wheeler's baseball nine captured the loop crown to equal feats by the football eleven and basketball five. In other spring action coach Jerry Stemper's thinclads and coach Darrell Wininger' s tennis team both had their troubles. Stemper's track team was winless, fashioning one tie in a dual meet with Midland, and the tennis team managed but one win, that coming in a match against Tarkio (Mo.) Colle_ge. Turning back to baseball, the Bobcats posted an NCC re cord of eight wins and two losses in winning the crown. For the season the Wheelermen copped a fifteen and six record. The 1961-62 school year. may well go down in history as one of th~ finest in Peru State's proud athletic history as the result o¡f three championships in major sports.

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urdays. The next outing saw Peru State apparently jell for the first time as they rolled over St. Mary of the Plains of Dodge City, Kans., 34-6, and then the trouble startec. Peru State saw two touchdown leads over both Kearney State and Hastings melt away as both opponents came from behind to tie the 'Cats. Kearney earned a 13-13 tie and Hastings a 14-14 deadlock. Doane College gave Peru all they wanted before the Bobcats managed a 13-7 victory. The 4lst annual homecoming battle at Peru went in favor of the Peruvians as they throttled Chadron State 14-0 before a huge Homecoming throng. That was the last taste of victory. Peru traveled to Marquette, Mich., and were handled roughly by host Northern Micl:igan College. The Michiganders rolled to a 42-0 precision win. The Bobcats could not recover from the shellacking and Wayne State won their first game fron: Peru. since 1950 irr a 41-0 rout. Offense seemec the.biggest Peru problem. You have to go back to 1947 to find a Peru team that scored fewer points. The defense, good through most of the season collapsed during the last two games and thus yielded the most points since 1949.

Five members of the first football team coached by Al Wheeler at Peru State in the 1938 season were present for the annual luncheon at the 41st homecoming. That team, which posted a 1-7-0 season's record, went ahead and won the Nebraska Intercollegiate conference championship in 1939, posting a 7-1-1 season record. The team and coach (from left) John Boyer, York; Jack Mcintire, head football coach at Peru; Al Wheeler, director of athletics; Allison Dougherty, York; Ross Adams, Peru; Glen Sheely, Auburn. During his 23 years as football coac~ at Peru, Al Wheeler's teams posted a 133-51-12 record.


Foundation Fund Year Nears End Gref1ter Participation Needed in Foundation Sztpf>Ort Records of the Peru Achievement Foundation, Inc., reveal alumni, former students, and friends of the college contributed $2 934. 5 9 from April through ~ tober 1. ·The Foundation is grateful to Mrs. Minnie Bath, Brownville, who contributed $1,000.00 to the PAF in memory of her deceased husband, John Bath and two deceased sons, Edward J. Bath, '28, and Robert L. Bath, ' 18. A total of $7,146.33 has been received by the Foundation from January 1, 1962 to October 1, 1962. If contribution~ continue

1890's Mrs.Winifred Putney Lathrop •97 , Susan w. Norton, '94 Addie Cranmer (Mrs. J.W.) Codington, 3 Yr. '95 1900 's Lillie Wahlstrom (Mrs. Herbert) Johnson, '07 Bert Swensen, '09 Martins. Jussel, '06 Dr.& Mrs. Henry Broderson, '06 Bernice MacHirron (Mrs. Charles) Weigand, '06 M. w. Ryan, '07 Bessie Manuel , • 06 1910's Ebba Wahlstrom (Mrs. Robert) Edstrom, • 12 Mrs. Anna Hazen Wood, '12 Minnie Bayer (Mrs. w. A.) McFarland. '14 Mary Hogarth, '13 Alice Griess, '16 Harley w. Shaver, '12 Mrs. Sara Jewell Morris, '12 Cleo v. Hale, '12 Rowena Branaman (Mrs. Ivan E.) Clark, '12 Millicent Smalley (Mrs. Richard) Endres, '13 Hazel Taylor (Mrs. D. B.) Carne, • 12 Nettie Prel 1 (Mrs. Rex) Bailey, '13 . Dr.& Mrs. C.E. (Marjorie Miller) Beck, '12,'24 ot i 11 a Sc hm id t , ' 12 Martha Greenlee (Mrs. J.L.) Jones, '12 Mr.& Mrs. S.J. (Lena Ha11ett) Ellenberger, '12, '08 Joy E~mer MorQan, '10 Eva P1ckwell (Mrs. R.c.) McRae, '16 Beatrice Walton, '18 F. T. Anderson, i\U Dr .. &.Mrs. J.W. Wear,_ '14

to arrive in the PAF treasury, the 1962 fund will have eclipsed that of any previous year. The contributions have come from 380 PAF believers--a far cry from the 7200-plus on the Peru S~ater files. Since April 1, 105 persons contributed and of this number, 35 responded at the annual summer dinner meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the Peru Alumni Association. The Foundation voted at its July meeting to allocate $2,000.00 in matching funds for the National Defense Loan Program during the 1962-63 year. Elsewhere in this issue is listed the scholarships administered by the Foundation for the fall semester, 1962-63. d~ive

Contributors from April 1 to October 1:

Grayce c. Teich (Mrs.G.v.) Caster, '16 1920's Ernie Lon~fellow, '21 Mrs. Lorrie Erickson Parsons, '29 Don Overholt, '20 Mrs. Belle Erisman Sween i e, • 20 Grace G. Gil be rt, '2 O Mrs. Marie Naiman Houser '28 E. L. Carnero n , ' 21 Mr.& Mrs. Gerald (Claire Codington) Warman, fs'29; 2 yr. '29 19.30 's Frieda R. Mueller, '?4 Elizabeth Clark Covalt,'31 Mrs. Maybelle Gorder, 1 yr. '.30 Gretchen Miller (Mrs.C.R.) Kline, '37 Mr.& Mrs. Kenneth (Katherine Bergman) Pace, '.35; 2 yr. '32 Helen Larson (Mrs. Joseph) Seiger, '39 Mrs. Kathryn Lask Donaldson, '33 Lelia Frazer(Mrs. l.V.)Helms, '35 Marie Noting ~rs. C.E.) Engelkemier, '38 Mrs. Ada E. Conk1 ing Steckly,

Mr.& Mrs. Elmon(Mildred Filmer) Velvick, '40; '37 Mr.& Mrs. Paul o. (Rutheloise Souder) Blair, '41;'39 Mr.& Mrs. William F. (Genevieve McFadden) McNally,'43;2 _yr.'57 Lenore Larson (Mrs. Robert) Graf, '45 1950''S Mr. & Mrs. Wi 11 i am (Imogene Radford) Cummins, '51; '52 Mr.& Mrs. Phil (Nadine Adcock) Fahrlander, '59; fs'59 Mr.& Mrs. Leland (Karlene Dougherty) Sherwood,'57; 2yr. ·5~ Dave Longfellow, '58 Edith Durst, •57 Neva Durst, s '55 Mr.& Mrs. Ansel (Barbara Bragg) Clayburn, '50; '51 Mr.& Mrs. Robert A. Wilson, fs '53 Mr.& Mrs. Ken (Joyce Alexander) Taylor, '51; '50 Mr.& Mrs. R. Winslow, '56 Mr.& Mrs. Tom (Janice Johnson) Moen, '57; fs '56 1960's Mr. & Mrs. Jere 0an Li 11 et horup) Krakow,,both '60 Joyce Carman, '61 Mr.& Mrs. Gary(Marian Schmidt) Anderson, '60; 2 yr. '58 Mrs. Dorothy Koon McMeekin, s'61

FACULTY, FRIENDS, STAFF Mr.& Mrs. Willard "Bill" Lyle Strom, Faculty (Dorothy Cawthorne) Shumard, Frances Fields, Former Faculty '35; fs •34; Charles A. Spacht, Former Fa.cul ty Charlotte Lord, '39 Minnie B. Bath Margaret Jenkins (Mrs. BartA.V. Larson, Former Faculty lett) Vance, •30 Helen M. Kucera, '.30 There is still time this year 191.J.0 's for YOU Dean Karr, '41 to make YOUR gift Percy Schmelzer, '48 Dr. Frank c. Larson,'41 to the PERU Freddie A. Drexler, 'l.J.6 ACHIEVEMENT Mr.& Mrs. C, Thomas(Marjorie Kennedy) Dean~ both'42 FOUNDATION '30


Edison Pettit, 1889-L962 (Editor's note--B. C.lifford Hendricks long-time friend - and acquaintance of the late Dr. Pettit consented to write a tribute to the well-known astronomer and member of the class of 1910. Dr •. Hendricks, '06, and later a faculty-member at Peru, resides at 457 Twenty-Fourth avenue, Longview, Wash.)

EDISON PETTIT ALUMNUS OF PERU'S OBSERVATORY

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Born at P~ru, September 22, 1889; died at Tucson, Ariz., May 6, 1962; at home in Pasadena, Calif., for 42 years; on the staff of Mt. Wil_son Observatory for 35 years. In his 73 years, 54 found him with a key to an observatory. Five of them are of special significance in his career. The one at Peru initiated _his study of stellar temperatures; the 12-inch telescope at Washburn of Topeka instrumented his first double-star investigations; Yerkes (at Chicago) observatory serviced his beginning of solar prominence* observations and lead to his Ph.D. thesis; Mt. Wilson was at his disposal for his major professional achievements. And his private backyard observatory was especially important as a family servant for hobby-time activities. This last suggests that observatories ~ere definite~y a 2art of the Pettit's family way of life. He, ver_y probably, first met his wife, Hannah B. Steele, at Yerkes. Through their married years th~ collaborated in many observatory projects. 'lhe two daughters, like the older Curie daughter, Irene Jolliot, followed the parents in choosing graduate theses subjects in astronomy. They also continued in that field as their career choices. And, perhaps, an observatory also served to make him father-in-law to Dr. A. B. Meinel, director of Aura Observatory near Tucson. Peru's Observatory-Alumnus, Dr. Edison Pettit, ably demonstrates that an observatory may be the instrument to both a career of international note as well as a center of family unit7. And he is, without a doubt, one of Peru s all-time greats, especially in the field of science. *His "Science a.t Peru,_ f_i:f.ty -X~~_a_r~-' Ago.''_ appeared in the Fal 1, 1956, issue of the Peru St ate r •

Scholarships Awarded Students Through Peru Foundation (Continued from Page ;·) High School Scholarship, $100one-year grant, to Barbara Gordon, freshman. Hamburg, Iowa. American Legion of Nebraska City Foundation, to Dewey Kaster, freshman, Nebraska City. P-Club Gold Star Memorial Scholarships to Jim Brenn, junior, Hebron; Larry King freshman, Auburn; Marvin Hopper, freshman Auburn; Larry Ryan. freshman, Omaha; John Stefan,freshman, Fairfield, Conn.;Roy Windhorst,freshman, Deshler; Ken Dostal,senior, Scribner; _Leonard Kinser, sophomor~Red Oak, Iowa; William Witty, sophomore, ~yracuse; Keith Grimes, freshman, Columbus.

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Alumni, Former Students Attend N S E A Peru State Receptions Nearly 200 alumni, former students and friends of Nebraska State Teachers College at Peru attended receptions aponsored by the college at th District I and II conventions of Nebraska State Education Association. The receptions were held from 3 to 5:30 £.m. on October 25, at Lincoln's Cornhusker Hotel and at the Sheraton-Fontenelle in Omaha. • Dr. Samuel M. Brownell, superintendent of the Detroit, Mich., Public Schools, was present at the Lincoln event. Dr. Brownell, a member of the Peru State faculty from 1921-23, was keynote speaker of the District IV and V convention at Kearney Thursday, and delivered a Friday address at Lincoln.

Industrial Arts Publications Carries Peru-Authored Article An article, "Stained Glass WorlC by Dr. C. Vernon Siegner, head of the division of £ractical arts at Peru State, has been published in the October edition of School Shop. Dr. Siegner, in his second year at Peru State, explains in the article that the ancient craft of staining glas~ is again becoming popular in modern architecture. His discussion centers around how familiar items such as book ends, room dividers, and flower containers may be made from stained glass. Dr. Siegner's explanation of the technique is complete and goes along with the philosophy of the magazine which is to be an aid to industrial education. I

College Em~loyees With 88 Years Tota 1 Service He tire in Summer

Four members of the maintenance staff --George DeVore, Charles Foster, Vera Hays, and Urban. Spoor--retired during the summer months. The four, who will be remembered by many thus terminated a total of 88 years service to Peru State. In point of service, George DeVore, gynmasium custodian, headed the list by completing his 42nd year on the campus. Others retiring and their years of service include: Vera Hays, Eliza Morgan Hall custodian, 28 years; Charles Foster, grounds staff, 10 years; and Urban Spoor, gardener, 8 Years. A maintenance staff dinner held this past summer honored all four while the division of health and physical education honored DeVore with a testimonial dinner.

Library Project to he Reviewed In Next Peru Stater Issue Work on the $150,000 renovation and remodeling of the Peru State Library is nearing completion and should be completed by the first of the year. llate arrival of some equipment and furniture has slowed complete occupancy, but beginning in October various parts of the structure were put back into use. In the next edition of the Peru Stater we will give you a look-see and a word description of this latest structural improvement on the Campus of a Thousand Chks.


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In a setting of space needles, monorails and Century 21, graduates, former students and friends of Peru State celebrated "OurWorld's Fair" and the 4lstHomecoming, October 20. Nearly 300 former Peruvians from seven states registered during alumni day activities, which included the traditional luncheon for former lettermen and the 1962 footha 11 squad, and the all-alumni lun~he~n which honored classes of the years ending in "2" and "7'~ The "P" Club luncheon attracted five members of the first football team coached by Al Wheeler in the 1938 season. That team posted a 1-7-0 record hut the following year won the Nebraska fntercol legiate conference championship,posting a 7-1-1 record. The team members present were John Boyer, York; Jack Mcl"ntire, Peru head football coach; Allison Dougherty, York; Ross Adams, Peru,_Glen SheeJy, Auburn.

Three members of the class of 1902 returned to the Campus of a Thousand 09.ks for the 41st homecoming. The three gentlemen (from left) are Harry Hutchinson, Peru; Dr. Nels A. Bengston, Lincoln; and Judge Frank "'·:<Munday,,, _Red Cloud. Mrs •. Hutchinson is at left and Mrs. Munday is at right.

Queen Mary Ann Lewellyn (center) with her attendants (from left) Betty Painter, Elaine Gerdes, Sharon Richardson, Karolyne Powers, Jeanne Rhinehart, Winnie Sporer. The 60-year class had·' three members present at the all-alumni luncheon. The 1902 members present were Dr. Nels A. Bengsten, Lincoln; Judge Frank Munday, Red Cloud, and Harry Hutchinson, Peru. The luncheon was attended by 125 Peruvians. Peru State's "World's Fair" coincided with the final day of the Century 21 Seattle World's Fair, which provided the ins~iration for the 41st homecoming. Tue Industrial Arts Club, using an enormous world, telestar satellites, television screens, captured first prize in the display competition. Second and third places were awarded to the Music Educators Naticnal Conference, and the Senior Class, respectively. Judges for the display competition were Milton Buethe, Brock; Robert Hemmingsen, Auburn, and Bi 11 Dawson, Nebraska City. During halftime of the Peru State-Chadron State football game, Mary Ann Lewellyn, Bellevue senior, was crowned the 23rd queen of homecoming. Her attendants were Karolyne Ibwers, Auburn· Sharon Richardson, Crab Orchard; Winnie Sporer, Murray; Elaine·Ge·rdes, Auburn; Jeanne Rhinehart, Omaha, and Betty Painter, Bellevue. New alumni officers elected during daylong balloting include: Marilyn Tynon (Mrs. Eldon) Allgood, '60, Peru, president; ~rs. Ardis Carnine Pates, 43, Geneva, first viceeresident; Clifford Stokes, '57, Sidney, Iowa, second vice-president; Fran Larson (Mrs. Ron) Witt, '58, Millard, secretary, and Fred Clen~nts, '56, Dunlap, Iowa, treasurer. The Peru Dramatic Club's production of the melodrama, "Dirty Work at the Cross Roads," under the di rec ti on of R. D. Moore, was ably presented and well received by a near-capacity audience. Under the shadow of a large space needle in a blue and white canopied settine:," Miss Lewellyn and her attendants were presented at the hom;coming dance, ~he final event of Peru State s 1962 homecoming.


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after 37 vears of teaching in Washington schools. Since attending Peru, Mi~s Miller has served five and one-half years as justice of the peace in Walla Wal1a, Wash. She also has five years of service in college teaching. Her address in Athena, Ore. George D. Carrington, '03, 703 North County street, Waukegan, Ill., imanages the 211 Navy Exchange, Great Lakes, lll., which

News About Yourself Blank How long has it been since we have heard from you? 1be Alumni office likes to receive letters from alumni and former students telling of promotions, family, graduate work, orabout other alums. We-would like for you to send information to the Peru Stater.

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serves some 8,000 sailors. Mr. Carrington abandoned the teaching profession after serving as Nemaha county superintendent from 1904 until 1910. He then entered the school equi2ment business. Since the start of World War II, he has been at Great Lakes. Mrs. Harriett Carter Blythe, '06, Box 874, Morro Bay, Calif.~ and her sister, Mrs. Bessie Carter AllUllpn,'O~, 3831 Fuller avenue, Kansas City 3, Mo., were cam pis visitors on Baccalaureate Sunday. Mrs. Blythe reports studying the roster of 431 Southern California Peruvians and that she knows 60. She has requested a list of Northern C~lifornia grads.

1910's Dr. J. W. Wear, '14, a retired medical examiner for an insurance firm, has re-entered the profession, now serving as a medical consultant for Lincoln National Life In.surance in their regional San.Francisco offices. He has recently published a book, 'Head and Heart--It Takes Both to Make a Sale." He and Mrs. Wear, the former Daisy Cl ark, a "model school" student Ii ve at 555 Jefferson drive, Palo Alto. Dr. and Mrs. Frank

C. Jean, '15, '14,

former Peru faculty members have moved to Wesley arms, 2404 Loring street, San Diego. Dr. Jean served on the Peru faculty as professor of botany from 1917 to 1921, and Mrs. Jean, the former Mabel Hancock, taught home economics during those years. Dr. Jean was head of the biology department at Colorado State at Greeley from 1921 until his retirement in 1945, and as an instructor three years later. 1bey were Greeley residents until June, 1962. Nettie Prell Bailey, '13, lives at 502 South Twentieth street, Apt. 801~ Lincoln. Af-

Many Peruvians renewed acquaintances during the coffee hour at the 41st Horrecorni ng. Mrs. R.D. Moore, wife of the language arts division head, serves Mr. and Mrs.s.J. Ellenberger, '08, '12, Omaha. At the left is Nona Palrrer, '10, Bradshaw.

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ter her husband's death in 1947, Mrs. Bailey taught home economics at Havelock and Northeast High schools in Lincoln. She retired in 1958, but did substitute teaching for two and one-half year~. After leaving Peru in 1913, she later completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Ne~raska. , Eva Thrasher Stallman Coulter, 11, lives at Columbia Falls, Mont. After leaving Peru, she and her husband homesteaded in Wyoming and then operated a theatre for 20 years. In 1954. they moved to Montana and operated a motel. Mr. Stallman died in 1958. She was re-married in 1962.

Mr. and Mrs. S.J. {Lena Hallett) Ellenberger, '12,'08, who live at 2588 Himebaugh, Omaha, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary June 17 with an open house at the home of their son and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ellenberger, Omaha. A

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To James Janetzke and June Slater Janetzke '55 91 Fletcher drive, Des Plaines, Ill.', a laughter, Lisa Marie, August 19, 1961. To Chick Stessman, '61, and Ca~ol ~llenberger Stessman, fs'6,l,_l 701 Vivion hd., Kansas City North, a son, Eric John,July 11. To James R. Stoltz, '52, and Flora E. Leonard Stoltz, former facultr, Canby, Ore., a daug_hter, Jane Ellen, June 6. To C. Thomas Dean, '42, and Marjorie Kennedy Dean, '42, Long Beach, Calif., a daughter, Nancy Ann, May 29, 1961. To Larry Carre and Janice Jahn Carre, both '60 Boulder, Colo., a daughter, Katharine Le~, March 21. To Fred Clements,' 56, and Marilyn Hawxby Clements,'55, Dunlap, Iowa, a son, Thomas Edwin August 7 . To Ray Siepelmeier and Jan is Roos Siepe lme ier 1 yr.'58, Dunbar, a daughter, July 2. 'To John Parli, '62, and Rose Clancy Parli, '61, Stillwater, Okla., a daughter, Teresa Janelle, July 12. To Bob Anderson and Darlene Jansen Anderson, 2 yr. '58, 4105 Drexeli Onaha, a daughter, Connie Jean, September 3. To William Moor~ and Carolyn Rogge Moore, 2 yr. '56, 1300¡ Garber avenue, Lincoln, a daughter, July 20. . , 1 To Allan Duey, fs '57, and Mrs. Duey, Hebron, a son, Michael Allan, November 20, 1961. To Tom Higgins, '60, and Parbara Hill Higgins, fs '59, Box 215, North Bend, a daughter, Jodi Lynn, March 15. . To Ron Witt, 58, and Fran Larson Witt, '58, Millard, a daughter, Jill Marie, ~!arch

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To Donald Kasbohm, '60, and Nancy Jean Rinne Kasbohm, fs '58, Dunbar, a daughter, May 24. To Kenneth Rieke and Dorothy Willberger Rieke, '51, MS '61, Route 2, Auburn, a daughter, Cindy Marie, May 6. To Louis Moore and Betty Nichols Moore, '49, 6507 Chunkhill Way, Dallas 30, Texas, a daug!iter, Lucinda Monelle,z. May 9. To LeRoy Buethe and ~velyn Hillers Buethe, fs '57, Elk Creek, a girl, Lynetta Sue, June 11. To Bill Beck, '57, and Sharon Reagan Beck. fs '57, 1140 Edearl street, Fremont, a

family dinner was held June 19, the anniversary date. 111e Ellenberger' s other children are Mrs. Richard Schoening of Glenwo0c!,_Iowa, and Kenneth Ellenberger,Granada Hills,Lalif.

1920' s Wilbert L. (Dutch) Zorn, '28, Gothenburg, was named Nebraska High school coach of the year by the Omaha World-Herald. A Falls City High graduate, Mr. Zorn was a member of Lon Graf's historic basketball teams which established a 55 straight conference win record. Mr. and Mrs.,Zorri, the former Shirley Skaden, '26, have two daughters and six grandchildren. Robert H. Knapp, '26, director of guidance and counseling at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, has recently writ(continued on next page)

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son, Curtis Dean, July 11. To Charles Pickering, '56, and Vickie LeCure Pickering, 2 yr. '56, Box 218, Syracuse, a daughter. To Lee Becker, '60, and Mrs. Becker, Pleasanton, a son, Corey Alden, May 29. To James Rosenquist,, '59, and Joyce Barnhart Rosenquist, fs '57, Stromsburg, a son, Scott David, May 31. To Allan Moody, '58, and Mrs. Moody, 6332 Williams, Omaha 6, a daughter, Marla Jean, June 1. To Jim O'Hara, fs'60, and Susan Schneider O'Hara, fs '59, 77 East Columbus avenue, Phoenix 12, Ariz., a daughter, Jamie Sue, June 6. To Richard Ruff and Yvonna Rur t Ruff, 1 yr.'58, 1948 North Union, Fremont, a girl, Sharlene Kay, February 26. To Raburn Benton,'60, and Dixie Benton, fs '60, Malv~n, Iowa, a son, Todd Zanders, November 18, 1961. To Jack Johnson '61, and Kathy Repp !deus Johnson,-'61, tecumseh, a daughter, Susan Mari~, July 5. To Sharon Dale Ocker, '53, MS' 59, and Mrs.Ocker, Diller, a son, Joseph Scott, June

7. To Terry Harlow, '61, and Karen Pflaum Harlow, fs '61, DuBois, a son, David Allen, August 7. To Gary Scor,gin, '61, and Mrs . .Scoggin, 3380 Brendon, Topeka, a son, Gary Neal, September 26. To Wayne Rydberg, '58, and Kay Ward Rydberg. fs '58, lean, Iowa, a son, Honald Wayne September 11. To Phil Fahrlander, '59, and Nadine Adcock Fahrlander, fs '59, Diller, a son, Eric Raymond, Jauuary 26. To Donald Gibson, '58, and Mrs. Gibson, Elk Horn, Iowa, a son, September 20. To Charles Aufenkamp and Betty A. Hill Aufenkamp, 2 yr. '56, Omaha, a daughter, Linda Sue, September 17. ToRodgerMajors, '56, and Mrs. Majors, Columbus, August 21, a son. To Jarr.es Deline, fs '62, and Ruth Carmichael Deline, fs '62, Syracuse, N.Y., a daughter, Teri Elizabeth, August 15. To Richard Carlsonf '62 and Patricia Ann Shelly Carlson, fs 62, 6ook, a daughter, Deborah, July 26.


Law, 2 yr.'27) live at 303 Linden. Mr. hnapp also is author of Practical Guidance Methods. !Irs. Anita 'R.ooth Sey Zar; '28, Box 483, (continued froa preceding page)

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tacion Del Escolar (Guidance in the Elementary School). Mr. and Mrs. Knapp (Myrtle

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l~yr. '57, to Wayne Strau.be.1. June 2, Palmyra Methodist Church. At borne: 2t57 South Fourteenth, Lincoln. Sharon Jacobsen to Paul DeVries, '60, April 28, Blessed Sacrament Church, Lincoln. At home: Lincoln • I Marian Reiter to Harry Hutchinson, '02, June 28, Methodist Church,Alliance. At home: Peru. Pat~y Melcher, '62, to Glen Beran '62, May 27, Methodist Church, Wymore. At home: Geneva. . Jean Marie Keane to Gordon Ohnoutk~ '62, July 14i St. Mary's Catholic Church' Valparaiso. At home: Sargent. ' Kaye Jacobson, fs '61, to Merie Dean Boden, July 1, First Methodist O:iurch, Syracuse. At home: 114 East Monroe, Millard. Valerie Gay Vesser to William Kochheim, ,'57, June 17, Slater, Mo. At home: Slater. Shirley Henderson, fs '54, to Bruce Buckner, June 30. At home: Anaheim, Calif. Alma Mosiman Henderson, fs '42, to Marland Shuey, May 16. At home: 2004 Charlton Drive Dothan, Ala: Linda Meyer to Ron Holland, fs '60, Jurie 9,. Trinity Lutheran Church, Talmage. At home: Lincoln. Grace Clark, '56, to Harold Klein, June 20, St. James Cathedral, Seattle, Wash. At home: Marine Vista Apt. 7, 1755 Fifteenth avenue South, Seattle 33, Wash. Jo.Anne Kilday to Richard Gerber, '61, June 24, Methodist Church, Fullerton. At home : Johns on . LaVerna Roos, '61, to William Sayer '55, MA '62, June 2, Oirist Lutheran O:iurch: Syracuse. At home: Springfield. Beverly Ronhovde~ fs '62, to Donald Mach, junior, May 24, Seneca, Kans. At home: Peru. Bonnie Collins, fs '62, to Henry Grace, sophomore, January 13, Sidney, Iowa.At home: Peru. Karen Nyholm to Charles Francis, '60, August 19, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Council Bluffs,Iowa. At home: Council Bluff~ Phyllis Jean Heinke, '54, to Donald L. Atchison, August 5, Second Presbyterian Ch~rch, Kansas City, Kans. At home: 4459 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, 3, Kans. Ramona Hogberg to James Boatman, '58 June 2, Covenant Church, Stanton, Iowa. At home: Albuquerque, N.M. Irene Majors Palmer, fs '45, to Vincent Gladish, April 29, Sunset Chapel, Reno, Nev. At home: 420 M street, Sparks, Nev, . Marilyn Glynn, fs '61, toHenry W. Borge:r;ding, June 2, Holy Family Churcli, Summerfield, Kans. At home: Marysville, Kans. Peggy Lou McGee, '60, to Charles M. Haefner, June 16, Bethany Lutheran Church,

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Fountain, Colo., teaches E~~lish and Latin in the Fountain-Ft. Carson ttigh school. She taught 12 years before her marriage, and some five years ago she ended her 17-year retirement. She has studied at Iowa State University, receiving an MA degree .in 1935. The Seylars have one son, a navyman. Two Peruvians have collaborated in

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Omaha. At home: 9101 Arbor street, Omaha. Janet Bertram,'60, to Robert Mortimore April 20, Collegiate Methodist Church, Ames: Iowa. At home: 792 Pammel Court, Ames, Iowa. Marge Conlon to Charles Schott, '61, March 3, St. Thomas More Church, Iowa City, Iowa. At home: 715 East Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Carole Anne Mink to A. Earl McCain, '58, June 2, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Greeley, Colo. At home: 718 Twenty-first, Greeley. Mary Katherine Graham, '62,to David Malmberg, junior, June 9, First Presbyteri'an Church, Nebraska City. At home: 106Yz South Eighth, Nebraska City. Sharon Lynn Bailey, :(s '62, to Richard H.Brown, senior, May 29, Rock Port Methodist O:iurch, Rock Port, Mo. At home: Peru. Dorothy Cecelia Lehn to Duane L.Birgina l, '57, June 23, St. John's Church, Omaha. At home: 5510 North Thirty-third avenue Omaha. ' Patricia Ann Thorkildson, fs '61, to Ray Unterbrink, '61, June 2, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Omaha. At home: East Alton Ill. ' Nancy Ann McKibben to Phillip Lee Neuhalfen, '5~, J~ne 10, Fifth Presbyterian Church, Springfield, Ill. At home: Lincoln. Norma Armstrong~ '59, to Guilford Thomas, '58, June 30, ;::,t. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran O:iurch, Auburn. At home: Elk Creek. Sharon Kinsey to Alan G. Wheeler '61 June 9, Firs( B?ptist O:iurch, Shoshone: Ida: At home: 818Yz Big Horn, Thermopolis, Wyo. Gail Ankrom, 2 yr. '60, to John Mason~ brink, '62, October 13 Evangelical United Brethern Church, Howe. At home: Biloxi, Miss. Sandra Pearson, fs '60, to Michael R am ire z , senior , August 1 1 , Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Gnaha. At home: Peru. Marilyn Strecker, fs '57, to Robert Keen, July 28, Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Churchh Falls City. At home: 1807 Chase, Falls L.ity. Sara Wiley to James Poage, fs '60, August 25l Danforth Chapel, Lawrence, Kans. At home: awrence. Lynnda Ort to Lanny Richards, '62, August 25, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bellevue. At home Brewster. Be th Humphrey, fs ' 59, _to Gary Bowen, August 4, Church of Christ, Auburn. At home: 3267 D St., Lincoln. . Annabelle Ross fs '61 to Robert W. Broyles, August 8, Denver Colo. At home: 1011 East St. Vrian street,Colorado Springs, Colo. Karen Remmers, fs '59, to Davis Gerdes, sophomore, August 25, St. John's Lutheran Church, Auburn. At home: Nebraska City.


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Chauncy W. Smith, '09. for 37 years on the faculty of the University of Nebraska, was awarded the Cyrus McCormick Gold Medal by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers at the Society's June 21 banguet, climaxing its 55th annual meeting in Washington. D. C.-The medal, awarded annually since 1932, honors outstanding achievement in ag_!icultural engineering. While attending Peru where he received a life teaching certificate, he assisted in the teaching of physics and chemistry. Before attending Peru, Mr. Smith attended what was later to become Wayne State Teachers College. In 1906 he taught a Stanton county rural school and the next year was superintendent of schools at Harrison. After receiving his diploma from Peru, he superintended the Grafton schools for three years and in 1912 enrolled at the L1niversity of Nebraska as a part-time student while teaching physics half time in the School of Agriculture. He received his bachelor's de~ee in 1914. After more graduate work, Mr. Smith served one year, 1917-18, as , Seward county agricultural agent. . In 1918 Mr. Smith returned to the Un1-

versity of Nebraska to teach in the agricultural engineering department, where he_ remained until his retirement in 1955. In 1922 he received a master of science degree in physics from the University of Chicago. In 1938 he was awarded the advanced mechanical engineer degree from the University of California. While at the University of Nebraska, he developed a widely praised engineering laboratory and developed a number of agricultural machinery improvements in line with his work with the experiment station. Among his improvements were with bindweed control, oil filters, and bean harvesters.

wr1ting a fictionalized youth biography, The Silent Storm. The authors are Marion- Marsh Brown, '27, anc~ Ruth Crone, '42. Scheculed

been added to the alumni files recently after being lost for some time.

for 1·uh] ication in Auf,Ust, 1'<63, tl•e .story tells of Anne Sullivu• 'lacy, Helen Keller's tee: ch er, fron: the time she lec:ves fer Tuscual i a aEd concludes ~ith Miss Keller's graduatio:r:. frc•m Radcliffe. Abingdon is tl.e _['uhlisher. Mrs. Brown's decic€·tion is to Dr. E. C. Beck, '12, he<:c of the Per\J En5l ish departn1er;t at the time she was a stucent. Dr. Crc-ne's dedication \\·as to Dr. Louis E. Haths, prcf€ssor of education at New Yorl. Uni.,,ersity. Miss Crone is on the factlty of Cer:tral High, Om&.ha, and Mrs. Brown is with the En5lish departnent at Onaha Ur&jversity. Mrs. Brown was a Peru faculty me~her when Miss Crone was a Peru student.

lives at 93flSherman, Sturgis, S. D. The Klines have two children, David, 15, and Kathy, 12. Mrs~ Sturgis has served seven years as recreation leader at Fort Meade Veterans Administration hospital. Harriett Scott, '36, has accepted a position as librarian in the Hastings Public schools. Miss Scott received her MA from the University of Nebraska and last summer attended the University of Denver. She had served as librarian in the Geneva schools for several years. .

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1930's J. L._ Oppen.l.e~111.er 1 '38, an elementary sc~o?l pr1ncipal in tle Alameda, Calif., Puhl1c schools, was a July visitc.•r to t11e P~r1• State cc:n-pus. He l::ac! beer: visiting in his home tc~n of Farragut, low~. John ff. Horton.. '39, is chief of tl.e !egist!ar divi_sion of the Veterans Adfilin1strat1on h?sp1tal, LonE Beach, Calif. The Hortons reside at 3014 Ladoga avenue Long

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39, La_ngdon, Mo., is e:xecut1ve d1rector c•fficer at Farrrers and Valley Bank, Tarkio. Formerly he was office mana_ger of the AC::,C office in Rock fort. Mr. ~d ~s. Boatmart, the forner J.lartha Clift.on, 40, have two college age son~. Dan and Tom. . Mrs. MaY-belle Gorder .. fs '30, has retired after 14 years with the NaYy Supply C~nter at Pearl Harl-or to a 139-acre :(arm 10.th tJ,e start of 100 head of cattle at YQ1_cano on the island cf Hawaii. She taught 12 years in Nebraska and South Dakota before going to Hawaii. Eunice Bergaan (Mrs. Paul) Forbes 2 yr. '37, 3216 Sycamore street, Augusta Ga.: has 1

Since his retirement from the University of Nebraska in 1955, Mr. Smith has been associated with Michigan State University, National University of Colombia, South America, Ohio University and the State Department of Education. Mrs. Smith, the former Enma Falter,'10, died in June, 1956. The Smith children include Roger of Roseburg? Ore.; Dr. Richard of Lubbock, Texas, and Mrs. Alice Wittig of Denver, Colo.

Gretchen Miller (Mrs. C.R.) Kline,'31,

!Ir. and Mrs. Kenneth L.(Katherine Bergman) Pace, '35, 2 yr. '32, live at 816 Crestland avenue, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Ken is writing a dissertation for his Ed. D. d:egree at Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn.·Katherine received an MA degree from Middle Tennessee State, Murfreesboro in 1959 · The Paces have two children, Karen, a student at Flo~ida State, and Kathleen, a student at Middle Tennessee.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne K. (Vivian Lambert) Wilson .. '39, '37, now live in Lincoln where Mr. Wilson is a senior high school _guidance director. lhe Wilsons moved from "lecumseh where Wayne was hi~h school principal and Mrs. Wilson was guidance director.

1940's Dr. C. Thoaas Dean, '42, recently appointed chairman of the new ~plied art~ and sciences division at Long Heach (Cal1f.) State College, served as a consultant in technical education for the state department and the Cambodian government during August. The Deans live at 460-2 Hazel brook avenue, Long Beach. Mrs. Dean is the former Marjorie Kennedy, '42. Percy L. Schmelzer, '48, Rt. 3, Box 69, (Continued on next page) .. 13


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Fort Collins, Colo., studied last summer at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, in a summer institute in the humanities under a grant f~om the John Hay Fellow Program. Percy is director of secondary education in Fort Collins. Mr. and Mrs. Schmelzer have three children, Christine, 10, Carol, 7, and Paul,

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E. V. Clifton, '44, a Navy V-12er, retired from the Navy this year and now lives at 13322 Dorfsmith drive, Westminister,Cali£ Ruth Stoneman, '41, has been appointed an instructor in history and sociology at Centenary College for Women, Hackettstown, N. J. She formerly was on the faculty of Door-Kewaunee Teachers College, Algoma, Wis.

l950's Seven of 52 teachers selected for an In-Service Institute in Science and Mathe-> ma tics at the University of Omaha this fal 1 are Peruvians. Financed by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the institute

DEGREE RECIPIENTS (Continued from page 31

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SPRING GRADS: Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts): R. Michael Donovan, Fairbury· Rex L. Filmer, Peru; Ronald L.Leitschuck, furchard; John J. Masonhrink, Stella; Ray G.Meister, Humboldt; Dale E.Pflaum, Salem; Gale W. Pickard, Falls City. Bachelor of Arts in Education: Ronald N. Carnes, Auburn; Larry J. Curnes, Falls City; Glen O.Irwin, Nebraska City; Julie D. Mayer, Auburn; L. Allen Nelson, Red Oak, Iowa. Bachelor of Science in Education: Mrs. Gladys C. Ackley, Nehawka; Judith A. Adams, Peru; Dorothy J.Ast, Humboldt; John F.Biere, Auburn; Gerald F. Bippes, Stella; Clinton C. Bletscher, Falls City; Jack L. Broady, Johnson· Richard D. Carlson, Falls City; Patrick A. Cooper, Fairbury; Sandra E. Craig, Peru; Jim G. Dovel, Auburn; Jeannine Ehlers, Syracuse; Erwin E. Epley, El~ Creek; Jer~~ E. George Auburn; Robert F.Gibson, Falls City; Larry b. Gilson, Fullerton; Mary K. Graham, Percival Iowa; John A. Greene, Tecumseh; Rosemary 'Grundmann, Cook; Calvin L.Hamil~on, Clarinda, Iowa; Larry L. Hausman, Beatrice; Judi th Hughes, Beat tie, Kans. ; Kenne th E. Humphrey,Auhurn; Ellen M:Hunzeker, Humboldt; Raymond N.Hunzeker, DuBois; James L.Johnson; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Elinor S.Keefer,P~pil­ lion; Clai,-a M. Kelly, Palmyra;· A~an La!ig:x;i.e, Auburn; Jerry D.Lunsford,Falls City; William J. Martin, Falls City; Patsy K. Melcher, Omaha; Erik G. Mortensen, Omaha; Thomas ~· Navrkal Union; Gordon V.Ohnoutka, Valparaiso· Pat~icia A. Rathe, Sterling; Kenneth R. Rh~dus Bellevue; Michael R. Roach, Palmyra; Mrs. E~a E.Russell, Auburn; Roger L. Smith, Wood River, Ill.; Jack E.. Stettenhenz, Tecumseh· Arlin D. Stuhr, Waco; James E.Thompson, Falis City; Mrs. Leona Wolters, Stein;:1 11 -;r

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is being attended by Peruvians Herbert Brown, '61, Louisville; Ron Stoltenberg '60, Springfield; Eugene Wollenberg, '58, Springfield; Verdes Bauck~' 59, North HighJ. Omaha; John Lincoln, '59, .oellevue; Roger ftussell, '59, Underwood, Iowa; Earnest Madison, '60, Treynor, Iowa. Marilyn Baucke (Mrs. W. W.) Lippstreau,

'S4,and family live at 4042 Glenhaven drive, LaCrosse, Wis. Mr. Lippstreau is a dentist. The Lippstreaus have one daughter,Jenny Lou, 4%, who with her mother visited the Peru campus in July--the first for Marilyn since graduation. Phil Fahrlander, '58, is in his fourth year as vocal and instrumental music instructo at Diller Community schools. Henry Hart, '58, head football coach at Glenrock, Wyo., for the past four years, joined Norfolk High school as head football coach in September. At Glenrock his teams compiled a 29-S record. Mrs. Hart is the former Ann Foster, fs '54. Ron Vrba, fs 'S5, has been named assistant distributor advertising manager in the home office of Falstaff, St. Louis, Mo., after serving as midwest advertising representative. Before joining the firm, he taught at Omaha South High. Mrs. Vrba is the former

Joan Reimers, '54. Ronald Ahl, '56, received his master of

arts degree in business education f:i;-om Colorado State, Greeley, at the August, 1962, commencement. A member of the Platteview of Springfield public schools for the past four y_ears, Ahl was elected to membership of Del ta tJ. Epsilon, national homorary fraternity for business education majors. Mrs. Ahl is the former Anita Vanderford, 2 yr. 'SS. Dr. Bob B. Brown, fs '50, has been named assistant dean of the School of Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Mrs. Brown is the former Evelyn Rodgers, '44. The Browns, who live at 1710 Hoyt street, Madison, have a son and three daughters. Corwin Arndt, 'S8, is teaching high school biology and elementary science in the Fullerton schools. The Arndts have two children, Michael, 3, and Denise, 1. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Kay Ward) Rydberg,

'S8, fs '58, now live at302 South Idaho, Leon, Iowa, where Wayne is the guidance counselor. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace (Doris Shearer) Wuster, both '57, are living at 3002 Dewey

avenue, Apt. A, Omaha. Wallace is foreman for Lozier Manufacturing Co., and Doris is a stenographer . · Mr. and Mrs.Steven (Donna Lee) Kunasek, Jr.,'59, 2 yr. '59, live at 3022 South !22nd

street, Omaha. The Kunaseks are the parents of three sons, including twin boys, Patrick Jon and Michael Jon, horn October 28, 1961. Mr. and Mrs. Ron (Fran Larson) Witt,

both '58, live at Millard. Ron is elementary principal of the Millard Public schools. A. Earl McCain, '58, and Mrs. McCain live at 718 Twenty-First street, Greeley, Colo., where Earl teaches in Meeker Junior High school. Earl received his MA in history from New Mexico Highlands, Las Vegas, in August, 1959. Mrs. McCain is a May, 1962, Colorado State College of Greeley graduate. Dr. and Mrs. William (Carol Smith) Vacek, '52, 2 yr. '52, and their three chil-

dren are now living in Warrensburg where Dr. Vacek is an assistant professor of indus-

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trial arts at Central Missouri State. Dr. Vacek comoleted his advanced degree at Colorado State, Greeley. Mary Ann F~erst, '57, received her master's degree in library science from the University of Denver in June and is now on the staff of South High School, Omaha, as one of two librarians in a newly remodeled library.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom (Janice Johnson) Moen,

'57 fs '56 are living at 8001 N.W. Fourth ave~ue, Van~ouver Wash. Tom is a salesman for MJB Coffee. the Moens have two sons, Mike, 5, and Tommy, 2. James R. Stoltz, '52, is in his fourth year as librarian at Molalla (Ore.) Elementary school and Mrs. Stoltz, former_assi~t­ ant librarian at Peru, is catalog librarian at Clackamas county library. Mr. and M~s. Stoltz, their two daughters and one son live at Rt. 1, Box 5 76 , Canby, Ore.

Eula D. Anderson (Mrs. Dale) Nook, _'55,

1 and family have moved to 19 North N~nth street Denison Iowa, where Mr. Nook is a buyer for a liv~stock packing company. Eula has returned to teaching in addition to looking after her three sons. She reports that it was like '~ld home wee~' when.she found Fred and Marilyn Hawxby Clements in Dunlap, where she is teaching third grade.

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Phil L. Neuhalfen,

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Lincoln, works at General Dynam~cs Ast~o­ nautics. Phi 1 served with the Thirty-third Army Band after graduation from Peru State. traveling extensively throughout Europe· During 1960-61 he taught at Chappell. Franklin D. Pedersen, '59, and Mrs. Pedersen live at 735 Exposition boulevard, New Orleans, La. Frank received his ~ster's degree from Tulane last August and is currently working toward his Ph~D~ h Lyle Meier, 'SO h~s JOined the mtit department of Chico (Calif.) State College. For the past several years he has been on the South Omaha High faculty·

196 O' s Evelyn Gobber, '60, is teaching American dependent children for the U. S. Army on Okinawa. Previously she had taught in the Johnson and Lincoln schools. Her address is American Dependent school, Zone 5 , APO 331, San Francisco, Calif. Gary N. Scoggin, '61, who teaches sixth grade in the Topeka schools, plans to complete his master's degree in administration at Washburn in the summer of '63. John J. Masonbrink, '62, commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force upon c.ompletion of officer training school, is now in communications training at Keesler AFB, Miss. . Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Case, '60, fs '59, live in Elkhorn where Ron has taught in the high school for the past two years. He is working toward his master's degree at Omaha University as a part-time student. Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Raylene Miller) Curnes, '62, 2 yr. '60, live in Wood River where Larry is teaching. The Curnes have one child, Lorrie Anna, 1.

Mr. and Mrs. Raburn Benton, '60,fs '60, are in their third year at Malvern, Iowa, where Raburn teaches business education and driver education. Robert Kaiser, '61, has accepted an

assistantshiR in music for the 1962-63 ac~­ demic year at Western State College at Gunnison, Colo. He taught music in the Anita (Iowa) Community schools last year.

Died Information comes to the Peru Stater of the deaths of these alu~ni and friends of Nebraska State Teachers College at Peru: Dr. J.Harold Lynch, '21, July 27, Fairbury. A physician and surgeon, Dr. Lynch headed the clinic founded by his father, the late Dr. Albert Lynch. Mrs. Catherine Hicks Roley, '04, Kirkland, Wash., June, 1962. She had taught at Kearney State, other communities inNebraska, California, and Washington. Charles Gordon Reck, '10, May 24, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Mr. Beck was the president of the class of 1910. Former head of the Lincoln Veterans Hospital, he late~ held a 0ost in the Veterans Ad~inistration in Wash-

~ngtonV D.C. ictor L. Toft,

'18, May Switzerland. Vice-president of Company and a national figure in tive parts industry, Mr.Toft was ident of the National Automo,tive dustries Association. Ruby Nutzman (Mrs.John)

2, Lugano, the Sidles the automofirst presService In-

Sweenie, '14,

June 5, at her home in Springfield. Anna Johnson, '13, April 20, Norfolk. She started her teaching career at Norfolk in 1908. With the exception of terms she taught in Bisbee,Ariz.; St. Joseph, Mo.; and in Hawaii; Miss johnson tau~1t at Norfolk until some 10 years ago. She was principal of the Grant sc-hool in Norfolk at the time of her retirement. C. R. Lindstrom, instructor in industrial arts at Peru State from 1930 to 1939, late June, Salem, Ore. Margaret Pe id (Mrs. Howard) Harry, '00, March 7, Corvallis, Ore. Dora Carriker, '18, June 12, Hastings. Miss Carriker taught in Edgar and later in the Hastings junior high school from 1918 until her retirement in 1951. Hastings College, where she received her A.B. degree in 1935, cited her as an Outstanding Alumni in

1951.

Minnie Stutt, '16, early March, Boise, Idaho. She had taught in the elementary schools of Boise for 43 years. Bess i e Be Zle Wes ton, ' 15 , York, Sep tember 11. Twenty of her 31 years of teaching were as principal of the Edison school in York. She also taught in Bradshaw, Aurora, and in rural schools. .

Bertha Ta_ylor (Mrs. James) Hallstrom,

'07, Lincoln, November 14, 1960. Mrs. Hall-

strom was present for.the golden anniversary reunion of her class in 1957.

Winifred Pettit (Mrs. Harold) Young,

,'33, Eugene, Ore., July 24.

Correction: The Winter issue of the Peru 0tater reported the death of Elizabeth Schmauser (Kfrs. Edison) Pettit, '·11.. Her death occur~ed two years after her marriage to Dr. Pettit. Dr. Fettit was re-married in 1917 to Hannah B. Steele, and she preceded him in death in September, 1961.


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Harold Johnson, placement bureau di rector, has reported the following as accepting tc:aching posts ~or t~e 1962-63 academic year since the publicatior:i of tht; spring Peru Stater. Those accepting positions, their home town or former teaching location and new position, include: ' 1962 secondary candidates--Pat Cooper Fairbury, to Omaha; Jack Broady Johnson t~ Bellevue; Jim Dovel, Auburn to' Odell· Eben Hunzeker, Humboldt, toHumboidt; Clara'Kelly Palmy!a, to Humboldt; Bob Buettgenbach: Beat~ice, to Weston; Gordon Ohnoutka, Valpara1so, to Sargent; Tom Navrkal, Union to EJmwocx:J.. ' Dick Carlson, Falls City, to Cook· Pat Ratht;, Sterling, to Lexington; Charles bunn, Clari_nda, Iowa, toStella; Arlin Stuhr, Waco, to Mindell,..i Jerry Osborn, Springfield, to Murdock; ttobert Mulde~, Nebraska City, to Pl~ttsmout~; Glenn Ir'Yin, Nebraska C~ ty, to Chino, Calif.; Gale Pickard, Falls City to Canton, S. D.; Erwin Epley, Elk Creek' to Panora, Iowa; Ken Rhodus, Bellevue to'Nebraska City; Larry Gilson, Fullerton', to Maxwell. John Greene, Tecumseh, to Farwell; Jeanne S~uttlesworth, ~ork, to Douglas Wyo.; Robert Gibson, Falls City to Lourdes Central of Nebraska City; Gaylin Sudik, Virginia, to Brock; Marion Bart~olornew, Nebraska City, to Columbus; Roger Smith, Wood River, Ill., to East Alton, Ill.; Jerry Lunsford, Falls City, t? Davenport; Jerry Bippes, Stella, to Ruskin; Mike Roach, Palmyra, to Avoca; Larry Vice, Brownville, to Lawrence. 1962 elementary candidates- Jack Stettenhenz, Tecumseh, to military dependents school, Japan; Elaine Hays,_ Fairbury, to Jefferson county rural; Carol Vogele, Rulo to Red Oak, Iowa; Elizabeth Clevenger, Shu: hert, to Weeping Water. Secondary alumni candidates--Richard Camphell, Garland, toGeneva; Gertrude Chase, Salem, toGarland; Julius Mueller, Verdigree, to Hordville; Harriett Goshorn, Lincoln, to Stanton; Verlan Rumbaug~.l Pawnee City, to McCook; Terry Harlow, DeWitt, to Lewiston;

Jerry Payne, Hamburg. Iowa, to Mt. Ayr, Iowa; Gerald Dollen, Fonaa, low~, to Schaller, Iowa; Charles Berry, Randolph, to Bennet. Jere Krakow,_ Tabor, Iowa, to Worla:id, Wyo:; Duane Le~is, Waverly, to Anaheim, Calif.; Roger Witt, Naponee, to Syracuse; David Longfellow, Palmyra, to Windom, Kans.; Olive Anderson, Ponca, toMeadow Grove; Betty Bebb Plankinton, Massena, Iowa, to Massena, Iowa; Chet Henniriger, Stella, to Elk Creek; Harold Schmitz, Hastings, Iowa, to Aurora; John Cooper, Fair~u~y, to Hou~ton, Ohic;>. Max Moore, mili~ary service, to Sidney, Iowa; Lee Becker, Lincoln, to Pleasanton; Phil Rihner, Magnolia, Iowa, to Blakesburg, Iowa; Jerry Partridge, Ashland, to Sandpoint, Idaho? Ernest Ridgeway, Jennings, Kans., to Oberlin, Kans.; Lynn Osterholm, Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Omaha; Duan«: Overgaard, Leon, Iowa, to Garden Grove, Calif. . Alberta Kasparek, Palmyra, to Bellevue; Bill Hervey, Seoul, Korea, to Chadron; Arthur Anderson, Lewiston, to Fremont; Cecil Rawson, Elliott, Iowa, to Villisca, Iowa; Harley Hecker, Exira, Iowa, to B~yard,_ Iowa; Don Wendt, Graduate School University of Missouri, to Bowling Green (Ky.) State College. . . . Elementary a l:umni candidates- -Judi th Wolfe, Wilcox, to Avoca; Rita Grandgenett, Cle~r Lake, Iowa, to Talmage; Sandra Pearson Ramirez, ~lear Lake, Iowa, to Talmage; Ingeborg Jennings, Brock, to Brock; Joan Darling, Auburn, to School for Visually Handicapped, Nebraska City; Jean Rottman, Philadelphia, to Riverton, N.J. Pauline Haith, Humboldt, to Bratton Union; Frances Hardin, Vesta, toCrabOrchard; Ellyn Bartholomew, Crab Orchard, to Elsie; Grace Clark Klein, Richland, Wash., to Renton, Wash.; Pauline Osterholm, Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Omaha; Lillian Knople, Nehawka, to LaPlatte; Mary Spaulding, Osceola, toAlvoEagle; Deanna Humphrey, Plattsmouth, to Plattsmouth. Virginia Pabian,Elk Creek to Valparaiso; Ester Phillips, Tecumseh, to Bellevue; Marguerite Carver, Papillion, to Ralston.

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