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DUANE N. OLSON
M RS. LENORA JOHNSON
Faculty A di'1's0r
WE, THE SENIORS OF 1949,
PRESENT TO YOU THE
ADA HIGH SCHOOL
We, the class of '49, dedicate this annual to you, Mr.
Pederson, who with your winning personality, sense of
humor, and understanding has been the guiding hand of
our school for the past years. Known as "A. C." to the
students, you have managed the school capably and effi-
ciently for many years, and have won the respect and
admiration of all for your impartial and considerate treat-
ment of everyone. We will always remember you, and all
you have done for us as we venture forward on the journey
of life. We hope that by giving you this small honor, we
may somehow show you our appreciation.
Hi, kids! Let me introduce myself. I'm Ole, the Viking, the mascot of
the Ada High's many organizations and activities, but enough of this, so
follow me as we go through the events of the past year. In the spring of
'48 there was the Junior-Senior Merry-go-Round and the great day of
graduation. This fall you watched the football team go through its many
battles which was climaxed in the big celebration of Homecoming. Next
appeared the snow and the holidays. Vacation went only too fast and after
Christmas we settled down for quiet study interrupted only by the exciting
basketball games. Time seemed to drag but soon what should appear but
spring, when a young manls fancy .turns away from the thoughts of study
to the morepeidciting ones of track. Time went verfirapidly now, and the
day of graduation. drew nigh. Another year of school was done.
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Marie Riste is the junior
High Principal. She holds
a HE. degree from Moor-
head State Teachers' Col-
lege and teaches Mathe-
Arnold Eid is the princi-
pal for the Senior High. He
has a BA. degree and an
MA. degree from Mayville
State Teachers' College and
University of North Dakota.
He teaches VVorld History
and Social Science.
A. C. Pederson is th:
Superintendent of our school.
He has a BA. degree from
l,nther College and teaches
Mrs. Alpha Hetland, VVilliani Jamison, Otto Kolb, Charles Larson, Dr. Herman Sitko, Chester Ingberg
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Jerry Sitta, B.A., Valley City State Teachers' College, Commercial subjects, Advisor ,of Viking Log.
Ethel Symons, B.A., University of North Dakota, Senior High English.
Elizabeth Hctland, B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, English, Declamation, and Dramatics.
Robert Armstrong, B.A., University of North Dakota, Music and General Business.
Myrtice Olson, B.A., University of North Dakota, History and Social Science.
Daniel Ruoff, B.S., University of Minnesota, Athletic Coach, Physical Education, Health and Driving.
Lenora Johnson, B.S., University of North Dakota, Mathematics, American History, Dramatics, and An-
Gwen Akason, B.S., North Dakota Agricultural College, Home Economics.
Donald Schlattman, BS., Moorhead State Teachers' College, Assistant Coach, Biology, and Economic
Audrey Weigel, B.S., University of Minnesota, Girls' Physical Education, German.
Orville Eng, B.S., University of Minnesota, Agriculture and Farm Shop.
Mina Anderson, Moorhead State Teachers' College. Office Clerk, and substitute teacher.
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Agnes Faragher, B.A., University of lowa, Physics, General Science, and Chemistry.
Carl Knutson, BS., North Dakota Agricultural College, Veterans' Agriculture.
Esther Efteland, B.A., Moorhead State Teachers College, English and Mathematics for Junior High.
Blanche Olsen, University of Minnesota, Librarian and Secretary.
Mrs. Bowyer and Mrs. Peterson Miss Symons
Mrs. Faragher Mrs. HJ"
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Duane K. Olson
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Ole, the Viking
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Allen Ogard, Isabelle Ecklund, Duane Olson
These three have the highest scholastic averages for the Senior class.
In the spring of 1937, a group of boys and
girls decided it would be fun to go to Kinder-
garten. With Mrs. Bang to help them, they
learned the art of getting along fairly well with
one another. Remember how the boys teased
Betty N., and how she would always go home
crying? And the rugs they brought so they
could rest when studying became too tedious?
In the September of 1937, these fourteen
boys and girls entered the first grade. Their
first year went surprisingly fast and so did
their second grade.
The third year they found that school wasn't
all pleasure as they had anticipated. Ronald
Rasmussen joined the class that year.
The fourth grade went smoothly. No addi-
tions as to members of the class, but Geography
and History were added to the list of studies.
Fifth grade came along with Jack Helsing
and Evelyn Kroslius joining our group.
The sixth grade appeared and also Jean
Hubbell, Beverly Roesch, and Bette Tamke.
This was the last year in the grade school
building and, oh, how ugrown up" we felt!
In the seventh grade Ben Fischer and Myron
Sanders joined the class. That was the year
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we were forever getting lost. Things were so
different that we'd go wandering into one room
only to find that we were supposed to go to
In the eighth grade Graydon Storms joined
us. Sixteen new students came into the Fresh-
man class. Remember all the fun we had that
In our Sophomore year Verndetta Larson,
Levia Johnson, and Richard Wagner came to
study with us. We built a huge bonfire and
went to Twin Lakes on a picnic at the end of
the school year.
In our junior year we presented the comedy,
"Sing for Your Supper." On May 22, we enter-
tained the Seniors with an informal banquet.
The Senior year came at last. Dean Kilte
joined us that year. It was full of excitement
for us "44" Seniors. The ordering of an-
nouncements, crowning of Queen Audrey Het-
land at Homecoming, and many other memor-
able events occurred. As we leave this school
this year, we face a different kind of life and
a different kind of world. We pray our school
experience will be a great help to us in meeting
the coming problems.
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Rim' I- Joann VVilkens, Lucille Drake, Kenneth lverson, Robert Bur-
ley, Phyllis Lunflon, VVilnia Johnson, Ardis Ellingsworth. Row 2--Miss
VVeigcl, advisor, Yerona Ilasz, Petra Jacobson, Arne Strom, John Bremer,
Delores Rinerson, Donna Mae Larsen, Maxine Miller. Nun' 3ffAlvin
Vakoch. Sanford Sorenson, Betty llalmedank, loua Hendricks, Jeannette
llovland, Burton Rockstad, Clinton Sorenson, Larry Skalsky, Mr, Sitta,
.g!'f1fl'ti'JZ1llll'S lllurphy, presislentg Elmer Stenberg, treasurer Slam!-
iuy fl.arry Petersmi. secretary, Morris Sprung. vice president.
Iron' 1, left fn rigzlii fl.aMoyne Johnson, Alice Bravtl, Joyce Olson,
llazel Teters. Patty Teliveii, Ruth Anderson. Row 2 Lorraine Loiran.
Joann Running, Rnherta Anderson, llzn-riet Ellingson, Charles Amliuclil,
Riehard lnglxerg. Elmer Stenherg. Rom' 3 -james Murphy, Larry Peter'
son, Alfred Kirelmieier. VValtc-r Hooks, Miss Akason. Aclvisorg Morris
Spriing. Loren Rushton, llvsight Rector, Erling Gerjets.
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'Jef if i F SOPHOMORES
Ram' 1, left to right-Lorraine Heekman, Alice Larson, Helen Hagen,
lfleone Ecklunrl, Dale Bjorem, James Bartz. Row 2' -Arlie Askelson,
Leona Jacobson, Vivian Kroshus, Lilly Ann Iverson, Marlene Habedank,
Bill Faragher, Myron Adkins. Rom' 3fJanis Anderson, Richard Lands-
verk, Duane Fournier, Jne Hooks, Robert Bang, June Berglzlnd, Miss
CLASS OI-'FICERsfLe0na Jacobson, treasnrerg Vivian Kroslnis, secre-
tary, Curtiss Lee, vice president, Donald VYagner. president,
Row 1, Irft to rig1I1tffMary Reine, Delores Olson. Paul Mnltrnil, Don-
ald Wagner, Joe Roesch, Ronald Niglltengzile. Row 2-Fay Lolnnier,
Jerome Rage, Curtiss Lee, Marwoocl Moe, Mr. Eng, Fleone Luchau,
Jovinae Rzismussun. Run' 3-fAlice Pinske. Lorena Warnholz, Philip
Nirschl, Donald Lee, Robert Voje. Verona Yilnm,
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limi' 1, lfft I0 l'i1IIIffGl'!'Ellllll1Q Ness, La Vonne XNYEUUIJIICI1, Helen
Sorenson, Agnes Riepe, JoAnn Krasnck, Donna Sargeant, Marlys Fet-
ting. Rim' Zfllonald VValln1an, Lester Tarleson, Elmer Sorenson, Adry
Drake. Orin Self, Howard Neuman, Robert Visser. Rau' 3fDelmar
lfuril, Yvrinni Rage, lleverly Yilmo, Beverly Stene, Patty Gnllickson,
Ainlrey VVritcr. Virgil Stenlierg, Miss Riste, advisor. Rau' 4--Earle
lfincli, ldella Schroeder. Robert l-leckinan, Donald Rinerson, Darryl
Bremer, lk-rnarcl Urossnian, Charles Johnson, Richard Grivno.
Stizzzdingz -Beverly Ste-ne, treasurer, James Landsverk, vice presi-
dentg Shirley Rill, secretaryg Howard Neuman, president.
Rim' 1, iff! to 7'if!11f'fX7lCl0Tlll Gerjets, Lois VVilkc-ns, Melvin Benne-
fielcl, Bob lletclier, Harlmara Amhnehl, VValfrcd Anderson, Marlene Tvedt,
Rim' 2--flllavis llrneslioff, Lyla Lucliau. Gloria Ann Alms, Marlys Eckofl,
Patty Norlen. Shirley Rill, Nancy Pallum, Helen Hulilicll. Ram' 3ffMr
Schlattman. Gloria Franz, Ronald Balzuin, Ardis Jacobson, Jocy Johnson
Ruse-lla Jacobson, Lois llraunschweig, Ronald Kolb. Row 4fEldon Eck-
lnnd, Duane liastvuld, Karol llerglznid, La Donna Roesch, Sidney Jack-
son, james l.andsvcrk. Dick Nielson, Not rvirturvd-Doris Hellerud.
Tin' 1949 Viking
Ii'fm' 1, lrft to 7'ifll1ffDCl1!1l5 Gigler, Howard Rockstad, Verna Bjorem,
Addie Writer, Joan Holm, Elda Faye Fetting. Ron' 2--Marlene Brues-
liotlf, Joyce Bergman, Ronald Roesch, Mary Marston, Vlark Tufte, Gayle
lierlmerieh. Row 3- Gerald Karsten, Glayde Palmer, farol Hrevik, Sonja
Olson, Farrel Nirschl, Dennis Niebeling. Raw 4- -Miss VVeigal, Janis
lke, Howard Storms, Gary l'llman, Dewey Tommerdahl, Vernon Natwick.
Scatvd4Carol Brevik, treasurer, Marlene Jensen, secretary. Stand-
ing--Gary Ullman, vice presirlentg David Rector, president.
Ron' Z, Irft to right--Allen Olson, Dclplly Sprung, Donald Visser,
Marlene Jensen. Roberta Vivick, Geraldine Olson. Rim' Zi-Marlys Sam-
uelson, VVilma Tcters, Keith Hovland, Richard VVeber, Joan Newbergh.
Dan Hibbs. Row 3-ffShirley Grivno, Marion Haustcn, Mary Nirschl,
Jean Roesch, Gerald Jacobson. Vern Ford. Rom' 4 -Rodney Bowyer,
David Rector, Patricia Hellerud, Glenn Anderson, Ronald Gerjets, Erling
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Raw 1, left to right -Wayne Amlrnchl. James Chuesberg, Janis
Cirks, Patty Anthony, Vernon Habeck, Audrey Karsten, Jerry Habe-
dank, Joann l,ee. Ron' 2'-fllennis Askelson, Marlene Braunschweig,
Eugene Rasmussen. l'hilon1ine llnrley, fliarles Hellernd, Patty Olson,
James Arel, Garret Plate. Row 3 Orvis VVerrnager, Marlene Tol'
lerud, Patty Larsen. Stanley lllasey, Keith wYZl1lllDllCll, lnez Aanen-
son, Doris Gerjets, Mrs. Faragher.
Svntrd,-Patty Anthony, vice presidentg Charles Hellerud, treas-
urer. Standing -Keith VVa1nl1acl1, secretary, Dennis Askelson,
Ron' 1, lvft to rigl1t-Y Ronald Hanson, Marlys Rasnxusson, Burton
Sorenson, Thelma Jacobson, Leonard Sorenson, joy Sargeant. Ron' 2
---Miss Eftcland. Sharon Nightengale, Gail Schwartz, Gerry John-
son, Audrey Loken. Dale Dullum. Ron' 3h -Clinton Jacobson, Joann
Stenlrerfz, Darrel lllontieth. Delores Ogaarrl. Lawrence Claypool, La-
Vonne Bergman. Row 4ffShirley Tommerdal, Eugene Schultz. Darryl
VVarnholtz, Julia Edwards, VVallace Luchau, Orlaine Merkins, Du-
W'ayne Montieth. No! in f'iL'fllV!"'Sl1CYI'j'l Dekko, Howard Olson,
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1' Jr- High S-T-C' 6. Sr. Class officers
2. Srl' High S.'l'.C. ,
. 7. SCIHOTS of '48 at lntcrclass tourncys
3. Miss Olson and licr boy friend, Riste
4. Isabelle and Allen leading the '48 graduates 8' bt' Olaf vlkmg Chow
5. Betty C. giving her salutatory address 9. Cnnmlcncemcnt, 1948
18 Thi' 1949 Viking
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THE '49 VIKING
Left to right-Betty Naugle, Audrey Hetland. Leslie Olson, Allen Ogard.
Left lo ?"Tfjl1f+.AflCl1C Olson, Donna Larsen, Mrs. Johnson.
VVork on the '49 annual started last March with the drawing up of the dummy
copy. Pictures of spring events were taken and tiled away for the beginning of
work the following September. The annual staff consisted of nine Seniors. Allen
Ogard was editor-in-chief, Audrey Hetland and Betty Naugle were assistant edi-
tors, Arlene Olson, business manager, Leslie Olson was sports editor. Stooge
Olson and Richard Maltrud were the photographers. The faculty adviser was Mrs.
johnson. .Xrlie Askelson, Bobby Bang, and Bobby Betcher were underclassmen
assistants to the photographers.
Money was raised by selling "hot dogs" and pop at the basketball games. solic-
iting advertisements from the businessmen, and selling candy bars to the students.
The janitor began to think that all the Ukidsl, did the last hour in the morning was
to eat these candy bars.
Ole, the Viking, was the theme chosen for the l949 annual.
Duane Olson, Audrey Hetland, Betty Naugle, Arlene Olson, Allen Ogard, joyce
Sjordal, and Mrs. johnson attended a three-day journalistic convention at Brain-
ard, Minnesota, where they had their previous annuals criticized, and got new
ideas for the next one.
Maxine Miller has been chosen for the editor-in-chief for the 1950 annual,
Xvlllllil johnson, assistant editor, and Donna Larsen, business manager. They
started work on their annual in February.
Icft to right-Bob Bang Bob Betcher, Arlie Askelson, Richard Maltrud, Duane N. Olson.
livft to riyilzf-Jean Hubbell. lsabelle Ecklund, Maxine Miller, NVilma johnson, Larry Skalsky
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THE VIKING CONCERT BAND
Row 1, left to right-Joyce Sjordal, Arne Strom, Deloris Olson, Alice Larson, Jocelyn Johnson Audrey
Hetland Carol Brevik, Ronald Nightengale, Dick Ingberg, Larry Peterson, Jack Helsing.
Row 2-Geraldine Ness, Helen Hubbell, Jim Landsverk. Patty Noden, Jovinae Rasmussen, Leslie Olson
Orin Self, Howard Neuman, Dick Landsverk, Paul Maltrud.
Row 3-Barbara Ambuehl, Clark Tufte, Elda Fay Fetting, Agnes Reipe, Shirley Rill, Farrell Nirschl
Arlie Askelson, Allen Ogard, Vernon Natwick, Dick Neilson, Ronald Kolb.
Row 4, standing-Gail Berberich, Lilly Anne Iverson, Janis Anderson, Bob Bang, Duane Eastvold Nancy
Pallum Dewey Tommerdal, Mr. Armstrong, director, Gary Ullman, Kenneth Iverson, Richard Maltrud Gray
don Storms, Bob Betcher, Betty Habedank.
This spring marks the completion of another successful year for the Viking
Concert and Marching Band. During the year just finished the organization per-
formed at a number of school plays and programs, the traditional Homecoming
parade and games, two complete concerts in Ada and a number of exchange con-
certs with other bands throughout the district, and all the home basketball games.
The band also made trips to the North Dakota State Fair at Grand Forks, North
Dakota, the V.F.W. District Convention at Crookston, and the Paul Bunyan Water
Carnival at Bemidji, Minnesota. At present the band is preparing for a number
of trips to be taken this summer.
Notable among achievements of the band this year were successful competi-
tion in the District and Region Music Festivals, and the second Annual Booster
Concert. Funds derived from the Booster Concert were used to purchase the new
trousers for the entire band as well as a number of complete new uniforms. Credit-
ahle performances were also turned in throughout the year by the various brass
and woodwind soloists and ensembles. A corps of six baton twirlers was added
to the marching band this year which took part in all the marching engagements.
Band officers elected by the members for the past year were: Audrey Hetland,
president, Joyce Sjordal, secretary, Allen Ogard, treasurerg Betty Habedank,
Richard Maltrud, librariansg Graydon Storms, property manager.
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Row 1, Ivff to I'lf11lf7JC3Il Hubbell, Deloris Olson, Alice Larson, Alice Brantl, Hazel Teters, Patty Noden.
Mr. Armstrong, director. Now 2--l..illy A1111 lverson, Marlene Tvetlt, Marlene Haheclank, Delores VVilkens. Ruth
Anderson, Donna Nash, Shirley Kill. NUW3-Detta Larsen, Lorraine Logan, Verona Hasz, Beverly Stene.
Cleone lfcklund, Yivian Kroshus, jovinae Rasinussen, Helen Hagen. Now 4-Nancy Phllllllll, Alice Pinske,
Grace jacohson, lo11a Hendricks, ,lanis Anderson, Faye Lohmeier. Cleone Luchan, lsahelle Ecklnncl.
The Girls' Glee Cluh ofthe Arla High School is composed of twenty-six nlenihers from the
.Innior and Senior lligh Schools. They took part i11 the Booster Hand Concert ancl also the C0111-
inenceinent lixercise. They also participated i11 tl1e District Contest i11 tl1e spring.
There are six seniors in tl1e choir who will he leaving this year. Those receiving their letters
i11 the Senior year are Yerncletta Larsen, Donna Nash, Grace hlacohson, Delores VVilkens, lsahelle
iQClilllllfl, and 'lean lluhhell, accompanist. There are also six 'Illlll0l'S, twelve Sophomores and live
l:l'CSll1llC'll wl1o, we hope, will he witl1 us next year. The Illl1lll.JCTS sung at tl1e co11cert were Hrlqllff
.-Xmerican l'rayer," Hahn's "The Green Cathedral," Yictor l'lerhert's "Ah, Sweet Mystery of
Life," llayclnwoocl's "Brown liircl Singing" and "The Big Brown Bear."
We have had a very enjoyable time tl1is past year, and the knowledge of music that we have
2lCqllll'CCl from Mr. .Xl'lllSlI'lJllg should he of great value to us in the future years.
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Boosting thc moralc of our team at Fertilc. Strutting our stuli' on Homecoming day.
The drum majorettcs: Left to right4Shirlcy Grivuo,
Lois Brauuschweig, Mary Hausten, Marlene Tvedt, La-
Voime VVambach, Betty Habedauk.
Entertaining the public at the grade Christmas program. Looks like the trombone section.
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Lrff to right-Alice Larson, Geraldine Ness, Beverly Stene, Joyce Sjordal, Ch-one lieklnnd, Xvlllllil john
son, Isabelle Eeklnnd, Alvin Vakoeh, Jean Quirk.
The work in deelaination this year was again directed by Mrs. lletland. who
has done such excellent work the past years in that held. A large number of students
in the Senior and junior high schools took part in the fields of dranlatic, huinor-
ous, and oratorieal deelamation.
Rails rofze, Ivfl fo rigjht-Grace Jacobson, Duane Fournier, jack Helsing, Orin Self, Ronald Kolb.
Frou! row-Betty Habedank, Verndetta Larsen, Earl Finch.
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Rim' 3' -Rohert Herkman, Earl Fineh, Donald Rinerson, Charles Johnson, Darrell Bremer, Bernard Gross-
man, Richard ilrivno, ltldon lzeklund.
Row 2-Vernon Rage, Ronald Halzum, Virgil Stenberg, Curtis Lee, Karol Bergland, Lester Taralson, Elmer
Sorenson, Delmar Ford.
Row I--Robert Visser, Dale lijorem, Melvin Benneiield, Howard Neuman, Donald Wagner, Donald VVall-
man, Orin Self.
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Row 3-Virgil Anderson, Delmar Benesh, Burton Rockstad, Oliver Sorenson, Lowell Austinson, Donald
Lee, Marwood Moe, Richard Wagner. president.
Row 2-Ural Bjorem, Robert Burley, john Bremer, Sanford Sorenson, Clinton Sorenson. Clayton Drake,
Robert Voje, Larry Skalsky. f
Row lAJames Bartz, Arlie Askelson. Alvin Vakoeh, Ronald Baker, Richard Landsverk, Jerome Rage, Joe
26 The 1949 Viking
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
The 1948 Viking Chapter of Future Farmers of .Xmerica consists of forty-eight members, twen-
ty-one freshmen, eleven sophomores, nine juniors, and seven seniors.
The chapter had a very successful year in 1947. They had four judging teams that won out
in district competition and went to the convention to judge, The teams were as follows: upper left
hand corner, the poultry judging team. Left to right are Arlie Askelson, Donald VVagner, and
Richard Landsverk. They placed thirteenth out of twenty-one teams at the state. In the upper
right hand corner is the crop judging team. l.eft to right are Richard Wagner, Alvin Yakoch and
Larry Skalsky. They placed first out of eight competing in the district and eighth out of twenty-
five at the state. In the lower left hand corner is the general livestock judging team. Memhers
are, left to right: Delmar Benesh, Lowell Austinson, and Clayton Drake. They placed second out
of fifteen teams at the district and twelfth out of twenty-six teams at the state. Clayton Drake was
lifth highest individual out of seventy-eight at the state. In the lower right hand is the dairy judg-
ing team. Meinbers are, left to right: Alfred Kirchmeier, Ronald Baker, and Oliver Sorenson.
They placed second out of fifteen teams competing at the district and they placed twelfth out of
twenty-six at the state.
Ada had five representatives at the l948 national F.F.A. convention at Kansas City, Missouri.
They were Richard VVagner, Alvin Vakoch, Arlie Askelson, Richard Iands-verk, and Melvin
Benneiield. They also had representatives at all district meets.
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Row 1, seated-D. Stark, J. Alexander, R. Riner- Row 1, seated--V. Larson, H. Broens, S. Otterson,
son, A. Strand. Row 2, standing-H. Lovass, J. Merkins, H. Olson. Row 2, standing-H. Gulleckson, A. Hasz,
C. Hopwood. L. Merkens, J. Gilbertson, A. Wilkens, A. Lerud, L. Sipe, W. Hanson, M. Satterlee, K. Buckle,
A. Iverson, H. Severson. A. Olson. Not in picture-L. Skalsky.
The Veterans' Agricultural on the Farm Training Program is starting its third
year of operation at the Ada Public Schools. The program has been under con-
tinuous supervision of Carl Knutson. This is a national program under the
Veterans' Administration and the State Department of Education. The scope of
the program has been very broad so as to give the veteran a chance to pick up the
new ideas and programs that will bebeneficial to them in successful operation of
a good farm. Of the group now in training, thirteen of the men are farm owners,
with about tive more that are looking for a suitable unit to purchase for their
The main point of the entire program is to help rehabilitate the men in a satis-
factory unit, that will meet the needs of the type of farming in which they are most
interested. These men have used several of the new methods of operation in the
past year, helping point out to neighbors that they are essential for good opera-
tion. Among these projects are crop spraying, artificial breeding, testing associa-
tions, new crop varieties, and purebred animals. This group will be one that will
further changes in the farming program because they are alive to a better and
more scientif1c way of farming. They have put the farm foremost in their minds
as an independent way of life, and to them we can look for new horizons in
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1. Verndctta Larsen singing. Z. Sophomore waiters and waitresses: Lawrence Peterson, Betty Habedank,
Ruth Anderson, Iona Mae Hendricks, Jim Murphy, Jeannette Hovland.
3. Faculty and Juniors enjoying themselves.
JUN IOR-SEN IOR MERRY-GO-ROUND
Un May 22, 1948, the junior class entertained the Seniors at a banquet in the gymnasium.
It was decided to have it informal with no prom after the banquet. The merry-go-round theme
was carried out very effectively with little merry-go-rounds on the table and animal place cards.
Flowers decorated the tables attractively.
Toastmaster Bill Larson, president of the Junior class, welcomed the guests. Bob Merck, pres-
ident of the Senior class, responded for the Seniors. A short program followed in which Mr.
Eid and Mr. Pederson gave short talks. Detta Larson sang "Come to the Fair," and Beverly
Kraulik sang "Memories.', A delicious dinner was served by sixteen Sophomores, who were
dressed according to the theme in colorful costumes. The dinner menu was: a fruit mint cocktail,
baked ham, creamed potatoes, corn, raisin sauce, rolls and a merry-go-round dessert-chocolate
cupcakes and ice cream cones with flags on them. The junior mothers prepared and served the
banquet which was very much enjoyed by everyone. Mrs. jorgenson assisted the Juniors in the
decorations and planning of the banquet.
Mrs. Pederson, Mr. Pederson,
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The Homecoming of 1948 started out on
October 21, with the snake dance and bon-
fire. Starting at the school house the snake
dance wound its way through the streets. A
pep fest was held in front of the city hall,
and music was played by the German band.
The cheerleaders led the students to the
huge boniire which had been built by the
Sophomore class. After a pep rally, talks
were given by Mr. Ruoff, Mr. Schlattman,
Mr. liid and Ronald Rasmusson.
On Friday, October 22, activities began
with the parade, led by the band and fol-
lowed by the queen's Hoat and the class
Hoats. The Seniors were awarded first prize,
the eighth grade placed second, and seventh
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The parade ended at the football field
where the Yilcings defeated the Borup Bron-
choes, 39-18, in an exciting game.
Un Friday evening a party was held in
the gymnasium, which was attended by the
students and alumni. The highlight of the
evening was the crowning of the queen,
Audrey lletland hy Ronald Rasmusson, B
foothall captain, ller attendants were Ange-
line Fetting, Joyce Sjordal, Arlene Olson,
and Yerndetta Larsen. After a short pro-
gram, games were played, followed by danc-
ing which continued until 12:00 midnight.
This was one of the most successful ho1ne-
comings in several years. Everyone had a
grand time and will long remember the event.
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Sing for Your Supper
The junior class play given April 30 and May
1, 1948, was a hilarious comedy. The picture
below is the play cast and directors. From left
to right they are: Mrs. Agnes Faragher, Mrs.
Lenora johnson, directors: Ramauna-Yerndetta
Larseng Ranny-Marland Kloetyg Mr. Piper-
Graydon Storms: Mrs. Viper-wlirace ,Iacobsong
Tessie Topper-lDorothy liilsoulg Marileeflsa-
belle lfcklund: Bifffhlerome l'inslie3 Stacy!-Hill
Larsong Laurette-Betty Naugleg Stephen Brown
M-Duane K. Olsong Susan l'iper-Audrey Het-
landg 'loanie-Arlene Ulsong Pinkygtloyce Sjor-
dal 3 Peggy - Ardell VVoltzer 3 Kay - Angeline
Fettingg Lillie - Levia .Iohnsong Barbie - jean
Several musical numbers were presented be-
tween acts by the High School band, Betty Habe-
dank, Beverly Kraulik, Yerndetta Larsen, .lack
Helsing, and four third grade girls.
The play was well directed and all members
did an excellent job in the presentation.
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was given the night of November 19 to a very
large and enthusiastic audience. jim Murphy took
the part of the War Correspondent coming home
to Mom Ketchum's tPatty Tehvenb hoarding
house to see his girl Judy QVVilma Johnsonj. The
maid of all work tDonna Larsenj furnished the
comedy element, as did Birdie Love CMaxine
Millerj with her music and singing.
Gavin and Larita Hines and Frank Stone were
the German spies trying to get information from
jim. They were played by VValter Books, Betty
Habedank, and Alfred Kirchmeier. Eddie Fields
QRichard Ingbergj, who was also in love with
Judy, and Asa Plunkett fLarry Petersonj, who
was trying to get Mrs. Ketchum to marry him,
were seen frequently around the boarding house.
Mrs. Hetland did a fine job in directing the
play, and all in the play did very well.
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was presented under the direction of Mrs. john-
son with Joyce Sjordal, Beverly Kraulik, and
Carol Olson playing the parts of the three sisters,
Flo Haaland the part of their mother, and Duane
K. Olson the part of the burglar, Spike. All four
were much interested in Spike, whom they dis-
covered in their house one night. Spike is much
disconcerted hy the unusual attitude of the fam-
ily, and iinally breaks down and confesses to the
mother he is a flop as a burglar and makes his
living selling papers.
The play won first in the sub-district held at
Ada on February 25, first place at the district con-
test at Fertile on March 2, and second place at the
regional contest at Thief River Falls on March 9.
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VValt and Joe Books Noel Haaland
Ada entered a large experienced team in the Beaver Relays at Bemidji. They won the class
B title with 63 points. Ada established two new records. Delmar Benesh threw the discus 125
feet, 10 inches, which was nine inches better than the class A. jack Spink ran the high hurdles in
17.8 seconds. Benesh was high point man with 19.25 points. The team had six first places, and
were either first or second in all events, except in the tVVO-111116 relay in which they took third.
The Otter Invitational held at Fergus Falls was dominated by the Ada team in class B with a
total of 21 points.
The team traveled to Bemidji to compete in the district 30 track meet, winning with a total
of 7396 points. Three new records were set. Benesh threw the shot 44 feet, 5 inches, and the dis-
cus 133 feet, 3 inches. Spink ran the low hurdles in 25 seconds for the other record. The team
had nine iirst places, one second place, and three third places.
I laying won top honors at the Regional track meet in the shot put and 220 low hurdles, Delmar
Benesh and black Spink, accompanied by Mr. Ruoff, participated in the State track meet in
Ben Fischer Standing-Coacll Ruoff, Oliver Sorenson, Ronald Baker, Graydon Storms
Jack Spink, Joe Books, Virgil Anderson, Noel Haaland, Rob-
ert Burley, Bill Larson, Graydon Storms, Morris Sprung, Jack
Helsing, Coach Schlattman. Kneeling-Larry Skalsky, Ben
Fischer. Delmar Benesh, Ronald Rasmussen, Clayton Drake,
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Ada had a very successful hasehall season last summer. They lost only a few games. Five sen-
iors from last year were on the team. They were Kenny Larsen, Yirg Fetting, Don Tehven, l'at
Murphy, and Roh NViehern. All but two others were juniors. This season they played on the
new hall diamond. Ada lost to Melntosh in the district tournament, 14-7, in one of the first play-
off games. '
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Fertile ..... ..... ,,...,... w 0 n Crookston ..,,, ...... .,,,...,.,.. t i e
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meier, Kenny Larsen, Virgil Fetting, Donald Tehven, Dan Ruoff: Krnvcling- 6- Kenny
Ben Fischer, Pat Murphy, Bob VViehern, Richard Maltrud. Virgil Antler- .
son, James Murphy. 7. Donnie
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Ada and Hawley Ada and Borup
Ada and Twin Valley Ada and Hawley
The football team had a successful season, placing second in the Wild Rice Conference. This
year our team played under lights for the first time when we played Waubun at Mahnomen. The
Homecoming celebration was one of the best the school has ever seen, being highlighted by a de-
cisive victory by our team over Borup, 39-18. The boys fought hard and won all but two games
during the season. The team consisted of ten Seniors, all of whom were lettermen, and of several
Juniors. This season ended the high school football careers of ten senior letter111en. They are:
Ronald Rasmussen, captain, Marland Kloety, Oliver Sorenson, Delmar Benesh, Ronald Baker,
Graydon Storms, Duane K. Olson, Lowell Austinson, Ben Fischer, jack Helsing. Ronald Ras-
mussen and Delmar Benesh were given honorable mention on the all state six-man football team.
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Twin Valley... ......., ......,,,.. . 34 9
Gary ,.....,.............. ....... ............ 3 2 13
Hawley .....,.,...,..... .,... P ,..,,,,,.,,, 3 9 14
Borup ......., .... J .....,... 6 . ,,.....39 18
Fertile ...... .... ....... Q ...,.,. ...... . 8 24
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3. H1t 'em hard! 4. Oof!
5. Keep going, Delmar! 6. Stop 'em, boys!
7. Allan, Bob, Dennis, Ronnie, Walfred, and Jerry. 8. Off on a jaunt.
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Mgrs. Bob, DeFeet, Chuckie
Coaches Dau, and Don
l. Rassy and Bake.
2. Lvft to rzght-Donna Lar-
son, Elmer Stenberg, Wilma
5. Baker, Joe, Morris, Rassy.
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Dicky Dicky Neilson,
Left 10 rigflltffarol Brcvik, Gayle Ber-
bcrich, Sonja Olson tjunior High cheer
This year tive lettermen returned to the basketball team. They were: Bill Larson, Ronnie
Baker, Marland Kloety, Ronnie Rasmnsson, and Benny Fischer, all of whom are on the first tive.
This season they placed third in the Invitational Tournament at Halstad, and Bill l.arson placed
second in the free throw contest. They tied with three other teams for first place in the VYild Rice
Yallev Conference. In the Sub-District tournament at Fertile March 3 4 5 +Xd'1 l f 'lt l B
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57-36, XYanbun 48-33, and Fertile 35-34 in an overtime game, thus winning the Sub-District title.
They won the District title by defeating Fosston 40-39 and Halstad 52-37, at Fosston March ll-
l2. ln the Regional Tournament they met Bemidji, defending State Champions, in the opening
game' Schedule for 1943-49
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Dec. 3 liast Grand Forks ...t,.....,,, ..... 2 9 33 jan. llawleyt... ...36 44
Dec. 7 Twin Valley ....a......,, V....,,ttt ,,........ 2 7 36 jan. Climax .,,,..,..aa ..a,, 41 23
Dec. 10 Mahnomen .,.... ,, ..,, ,i,... 3 5 48 Feb Borup i,,., si,,,,, ,,,,..,,. 1 S I 46
Dec. 17 llendrum ,.,.,....... . .,....,.. 36 52 Feb. Fosston ....., ,,,, . , M30 38
Alan, 7 Mahnomen .t.........t, ........... 2 S 58 Feb Fertile ..i.t ,..., . i ..,, H33 35
jan. 8 Fosston .,.,..... .. V.......... 38 43 Feb Bagley. ..,,, .. M38 46
jan, 14 XVanbun,, ...., ......... 3 8 53 Feb Gary ...,,,.,,......,t,, , ,,,...,,,,,.. ., 3.39 53
jan, 15 Crookston, ...,,,.. ..,rr .......Y f ..... -,...,..... 3 7 4 3 Feb Twin Valley t...... ...i,,,,t,, i , .. ,332 49
"B" Basketball Squad
Row I, lefl I0 right-Howard Neuman, Vernon Rage, Dick Neilson, Paul Maltrnd, XYalfred
Anderson, Ronnie Nightengale. Row 2-Erling Logan, Marwood Moe, joe Books, james Lands-
verk, Ronnie Gerjets.
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Elevator and Bodding Lumber Co.
Feed and Seed House
A. Elleraas, Auditor
Anderson-Reichert Oil Co.
Bang 81 Habeck Locker Plant
Bowyers' Food Store
Burrill Implement Co.
C. J. Lofgren Co.
Coast to Coast
Consumers' Gas Co.
C. R. Andrews 81 Co.
Deep Rock Service
Dr. B. Boynton
Dr. T. Loken
Dr. H. Sittko
East Side Barber Shop
Ernie Olson's Barber Shop
Fetting Beauty Shop
First State Bank
Gunnerson Potato Co.
Great Plains' Supply Co.
J. C. Penney Co.
Land O' Lakes Produce
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Larson Motor Co.
London Repair Shop
Massey-Harris Implement Co
Mel Hawkin's Jewelry Store
Modern Beauty Shop
Nielson's Blacksmith Shop
Norman County Abstract Office
Norman County Index
0. E. Austinson, Lawyer
O. H. Bakke
O. H. Nordby '
400 Oil 81 Supply
Onstad Electric Co.
Olson Furniture Co.
Olson s Men's Wear
Red Owl Store
Red Star Cafe
Rochat's Jewelry Store
Shoemaker 81 Zins
Simpsonis Motor Co.
S jordal Hardware Store
Skarud's Gift Shop
Standard Oil Co.
Swift Sr Co.
The Happy Hour
Wampack's Food Store
West Side Blacksmith Shop
Wick Shoe Repair
Wilcox Lumber Co.
7 School starts . . . everybody is happy?
17 Football at Hendrum . . . We won!
23 Football with Waubun . . . played under
lights at Mahnomen
Football game at Ada with Gary. We
beat them . . . 32-13
Football game with T. V .... We did
Football game at Hawley . . . We won,
Snake dance and bonfire
Homecoming! Ada over Borup!
Football at Fertile . . . Vikings went
down in defeat
Athletic Department Donkey Baseball
Assembly program . . . The Shrimplins
Junior Class play . . . "War Corres-
Vets vs. High School in basketball . .
Vikings came out on top!
East Grand Forks came here for basket-
ball game . . . We won
We traveled to play the T. V. Tigers
Grade Christmas party
Christmas Faculty party
Safety meeting at Ada. Basketball at
Hendrum . . . Ada again!
Globe Trotters vs. Ada vets. Fun and
Eighth grade party . . . Whoopee!
Christmas vacation begins. Senior high
Halstad Invitational Tournament. Ada
falls to Hendrum
Second night of tournament. Ada over
Borup . . . Halstad takes first place
3 School reopens from Christmas vacation
7 Mahnomen game . . . We won again!
8. Fosston at Ada . . . Surprise win!
10. M.E.A. dinner meeting for Norman
13. Bob .Brown assembly program on elec-
14. Waubun at Ada . . . Ada on top
15. Crookston at Ada . . . postponed on
account of storm
21. Ada at Halstad . . . Defeat for the
22. Hawley comes to Ada
28. Ada at Climax . . . Who'll win?
29. Mahnomen comes to Ada
2. Band Concert
4. Borup travels to Ada
5. We travel to Fosston
11. Ada at Fertile
12. Ninth grade party
15. Bagley comes to Ada
18. Ada travels to Gary
19. Postponed game is played at Crookston
25. T. V. plays Ada
3. Kirk Singers assembly program
3-4-5. Sub-district B. B. tournament at
7. Local one-act play contest
8. Sub-district one-act play contest
11-12. District B. B. tournament at Fosston
15. District one-act play contest
18-19. Regional B. B. tournament at Bemidji
22. Regional one-act play contest
24-25. State B. B. tournament at Minne-
6. White Hassor assembly program
17. Easter Vacation
29. Senior class play . . . "Cash and Carrie"
14. Junior-Senior Banquet
, ?. Senior skip day?
29. Baccalaureate services
3. Graduation . . . We made it!
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