1917 Cedrus Yearbook

19 Cedar Day 1916 17 T HE college campus decked in a I its spring beauty,formed an ideal setting for the most delightful Cedar Day in the history of Cedarville College. Between seven and eight hundred interested spectators gathered around the arena to enjoy the stunts, May Pole Dance and Cedar Day Oration. The program of class stunts was unusually original and pleasing. The Seniors presented two scenes from,"The Comic Supplement: The Captain Experiments with Baldine, and The Whole Blooming Family." The Juniors dramatized a thrilling scene from "Lord Ullin's Daughter,"which was followed by a still more thrilling scene from contemporaneous history, when the Sophomores pursued and captured Villa. Cowboys and girls on horse and pony, heavily armed, finally brought low the object of their pursuit. A well equipped Red Cross Ambulance manned with a corps of Red Cross nurses was on the scene to pick up the wounded and dying and carry them off the field. "The Freshmen's Delight" was the last thing to be thot of in connection with ourdemure little Freshmen,for "The Delight" on this particular occasion was an old-fashioned square dance, which served however to delight the audience as well as the Freshmen. The students in the music department gave an exhibition of musical ability and skill which we think even our efficient instructor in Music had never discovered. The "Orchestral Selections" were played upon instruments which were indeed fear- fully and wonderfully made, many of which might have looked More at home in the Domestic Science department. The ceremonies in Connection with the planting of the tree were in charge of the Sophomore class, and in honor of the Cedar Day Orator, Mr.James L.Chesnut Jr., member of their class, they chose to plant a chesnut tree instead of the ever- green. The May Pole Dance was very beautiful as the girls in rainbow dresses and the boys in white attire danced in honor of the May Queen, Miss Dorothy Collins. The queen was lovely in her flowing robes of white,attended by her ladiesin waiting and surrounded by her small pages. After the festivities of the morning the delighted spectators enjoyed an abun- dant picnic dinner at the Alford Memorial. The college students had as their honor guests the Seniors from many of the neighboring High Schools and the mem- bers of the General Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church which was in session in the city at that time. Following the repast several friends of the college gave brief, interesting, after dinner speeches. In the afternoon the college base-ball team met and defeated the Jamestown Athletics in a hard fought game,by the score of 7-i. The entertainment presented by the Y. W. C. A. formed a-fitting climax to the festivities of the day. With the assistance of some members of the Y.M.C.A., they presented a three act comedy "The Elopement of Ellen," and a splendid pro- gram of readings and music. Cedar Day has a place in the heart and life of this community, which it can never lose if all Cedar Days are as successful as that of 1916. 32