|Source: NMHS Newsletter Feb 2005
The Gym Fun
From Manchester College Aurora
We used to
read that education was a transformation from an
inconsistent, incoherent homogeneity to a consistent
coherent heterogeneity. We didn't understand that
but we have come to the conclusion that education
consists of wholesome entertainment and recreation as
well as latin paradigms or the value of x. The
need of this phase of education has been felt at M.C. for some time and several years ago the students were
instrumental in erecting a gymnasium on the campus.
summer at the annual reunion there was a movement
started to add a stage and swimming pools to the present
building and have a satisfactory auditorium-gymnasium.
This sentiment was backed by an encouraging offering.
last fall the students, at the suggestion of the
faculty, decided to take a holiday by cutting corn,
cleaning house, selling kettles and eating dinner in the
country and to turn the proceeds into the new Gym Fund.
This was an enjoyed success.
various expressional organizations of the school caught
the spirit and decided to unite their efforts in an
entertainment course the proceeds of which were to BOOST
THE GYM FUND. This course consisted of a Music
Recital (by the Music department, of course), a Reading
Recital by the third year expression class, a joint
program by the Majestica. Lincoln and Adelphian
societies, an Open Gym. A program, by the Athletic
department, "Anita"s Trial," by the expression
department, and the play "Between Two Lives" by the
Civic and Oratorical League added.
proceeds from the basketball games and quite a few
generous pocket-books helped to swell this amount till
it has passed the $1,000.00. mark. Everybody is
boosting the Gym Fund with enthusiasm and cash.
stage addition is being stuccoed and inside there will
be dressing rooms, at either end and the stage in the
middle. The swimming pools will be underneath!
Get in the swim!
Note: The argument continues; were there ever
swimming pool(s) ? at Manchester College.. It's a