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Page 16 text:
Muriel Eckhoff, Myron Eidsmoe, Arline Gig-
ler, Esther Gilsoul, Robert Gnadt, Janis Lar-
son, Phyllis Pickering, Helen Schubkegel, Ro-
bert Skalsky, Alta Stadum, Elaine Stennes,
Esther Stennes, Elaine Thompson and Orleen
Warne increased our number of the freshmen
class to fifty. We were all kept one noon be-
cause one member of the class whistled. We
all gave out with our best whistles to help the
teacher tell which one of us had committed
the crime, but it remained unsolved.
We were excited taking our new places in
the senior assembly as sophomores. The new
member in our sophomore class was Jesse. We
built the bonfire that year and had a hard time
but with Mr. Johnson's assistance and after
scouring the country side and vicinity of Ada,
we produced the particular edifice, and our
bonfire proved to be one of the biggest and
best ever. For baccalaureate service our class
decorated the auditorium. Our annual class
picnic was held at Twin Lakes. It was rather
cold for swimming so we decided to have a
wading party, but might just as well have
gone swimming, for after engaging in a water
fight we came out soaking wet anyhow.
As juniors we won first prize for our float in
the Homecoming parade. We showed our
dramatic ability in our junior class play,
"Mountain Mumps", which was a great suc-
cess. A trophy of which we were very proud
was won by our boys in the Inter-Class Bas-
ketball Tournament. Anthony joined our class
that year. We must not forget to mention that
ours was the first class in recent years to have
a prom following the Junior-Senior Banquet.
Our decorations for commencement were con-
sidered to have been very beautiful. We used
great quantities of ferns, lilacs, plum and ap-
ple blossoms. It was truly a bower of beauty.
As thirty-one high and mighty seniors we
are now drawing to the close of our story. Our
senior year has truly been a memorable one.
Our Homecoming Queen was Viola, and our
float again won a prize for its beauty. In the
spring we were entertained by the juniors at
a banquet. In the past years our class has not
had to take a "Back seat" in any of the follow-
ing activities: band, choir, football, basketball,
publications and dramatics. Our Annual has
been the biggest undertaking in our senior
year, and we are proud of it.
1. Bob, our class president, has a later
2. Those knee pants, Dutch!
3. Sixth grade-We had a good idea some
of us would finally get here.
4. Our Montana cow girl, Phyllis.
5. Muriel, you've still got those dimples.
6. "Baa". They can't pull the wool over
your eyes, Orleen.
7. Scalp 'em, Margaret.
8. Vi and Bette, still dreaming?
9. Toot your horn, Lu.
10. Wipe that scrowl off, Leona.
11. What do you see, Elaine?
12. Vi, still a cyclone, huh:
Who's the cute little girl with the dog?
Could it be Almira? '
. Gerry whatta man!
15. Esther, still sweet and shy,
16. Our farmer lady, Bobby.
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Hustory of Class of -42
Thinking back over the past twelve years 1n
Ada Public School we sen1ors would like to
leave these remembrances for those to follow
and as a page of memories for ourselves These
years fit 1nto a story that goes l1ke this
Once upon a time twelve years ago twelxe
of the present SGHIOFS Viola Bloom Neola
Dlxon Daphine Fischer Alice Harms Lowell
Haaland Margaret Nelson Donald Ness Lu
Verne Olson Robert Remark Bette Scherf
Gerard Spaeth and Leona Writer were march
ed by their dotlng mothers into kindergarten
one of the first lmportant experiences of their
The cries of three unhappy tots were heard
ln the first grade when Viola LuVerne and
played the plano We were all careful to keep
our legs out of the aisles because MISS Andei
son d1d not use her ruler sparingly
Almira entered our proud class of second
graders Her bright answer that the cavemen
probably first obtained fire by lightenmg won
her our admiration Our modern casxnovi 1n
the second grade was Lowell with h1S beauti
ful umbrella may baskets for all the girls
Miss Bell s frequent show of affections was
not lost on us in the third grade especially on
Gold Tooth Remark her pet name for Bob
Loren made h1s appearance that year and
Gerry spent part of the year gomg to school in
St Paul but Joined us again 1n the spring
When we were in the fourth grade we all
got such a thrlll out of watching the pigeons
bu1ld1nff their home in the chimney cornei
outside the w1ndow On belng called out of the
room one day kisses were bestowed on 1 few
of us by our kind teacher MISS Houge for the
maybaskets we had given her Were we em
In the fifth grade we must have been
whispering bunch because the teachel kept 1
chart of the whisperers Jasper jolned up and
entexs into our stoly whlle Bette Hoes out Un
to the coat hall for whisperlngj
Soon after entering the sixth grade a sad
experience to occur 1n our young l1ves was the
death of lVIar1lee Garness a classmate of ours
one of the main acts in the Christmas progl am
that year Fox and Goose was the game we
all played that wlnter
No more lining up IH Stl"l1 ht rows and
followlng the teacher for we were finally in
the sex enth grade Archie came into our class
that vear We all sat bew1ldered in the as
sembly one day because we d1d not know
where to go In the meantime Miss R1St9 was
looking for us and we then had our math
ematlcs lesson We also struggled through oui
first state board examination geography And
we do mean st1 uggled'
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Page 17 text:
Plan Banquet and Prom . . .
This year our class of 46 members has been
headed by our president, Betty Remarkg vice
president, Chester Dekkog secretary, Fay
Christianson, treasurer, Jerome Vilmo and
advisor, Miss Renner.
In November when homecoming took place.
our float brought us a first prize of three dol-
lars for its originality.
After many wearisome, yet interesting
practices came the exciting date, October 17.
Our class play, "Miss America", was present-
ed before a large audience for the matinee and
a full auditorium for the evening performance.
The cast of 12 members was directed by Miss
Renner and Miss Ronshaugen,
During practices the cast was entertained
by Ruth Austinson, Fay Christianson and
Mavis Sorenson at Fay's home, Betty Remark
at her home and by Miss Renner and Miss
Ronshaugen at the school house. Other mem-
bers of the cast brought apples and candy.
Of the 33 contestants in the spelling contest
in February, 16 were juniors. Donald Nustad
was awarded second prize of a silver medal
and Marette Williamson the third prize of a
Our biggest task of the year was the ban-
quet and prom at which we entertained the
seniors on May 18. We carried out a "Keep
'Em Flying" theme.
Our class is well represented in the extra
activities as basketball. football. journalism
First prizes in both the essay contests held
this year were taken by juniors. Ardis Horn
received first prize on her essay "Education
For A Strong America." Betty Remarks essay
"Characteristics of a Good American" rated
First and Fay Christianson's second.
Decorations and ushers for commencement
exercises were taken care of by our class.
Front Row: Cleft to rightj Elaine Eckhoff. Elizabeth Dittmer. John Jamison. Ruth Aus-
tinson, Jean Bohl, Odell Olson, Floyd Hovland. Mavis Sorenson, Hildegard Dittrner.
Second Row: Albertha Crompton. Lucille Ness. Francis Whalen. Charline Drake, Bert
Smith. Palmetta Gill, Edward Jamison, Chester Dekko, Elizabeth Vilmo.
Third Row: Betty Remark, Delford Johnson. Thomas Faragher, Irene Carman. Bever-
ley Barnes. Esther Jacobson, Marvin Gravdahl. Arditt Loftman, Margaret Ingberg, Miss
Fourth Row: Lyla Larson, Michael Nerdahl, Charles Herman. Eileen Ike, Anthony
Praxel, Marvin Hammarbaek, Jerome Vilmo. Melbert Eidsmoe, Marette Williamson.
Fifth Row: Charles Bremer, Russell Olson, Fay Christianson, Gerald Magnuson, Bloyd
Benson, Howard Anderson, Donald Nustad, Ardis Horn.
Not on picture: LaVonne Moon.
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