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"HIGH SCHOOL LIFE"
At Ada, Minnesota
Head Director . . .
Director ..... A
Sports Director . . .
Photographers . . .
Art Director . . .
Mrs. Lenora johnson
. . Maxine Miller
. . . . . . Wilma johnson
and Jeannette Hovland
. . . . Donna Mae Larsen
. . . . Larry Skalsky
and Arlie Askelson
. . . Kenneth Iverson
Gather round, children, we Seniors want
to tell you of the trials of the students of
Ada I-hgh during the year 1949 50 We want
to tell you of the .Tumor Hxgh students who
struggle so hard to get mto Semor Hlgh,
of the labors of the Sophomores zn buxld
mg the b1ggest bonf1re ever, the work of
the Jumors 1n puttmg on a good banquet
and prom and the efforts of the Semors to
brmg about the1r graduatmon Mxxed w1th
all these efforts are memorles of the hor
rxble n1ghts 1n the penalty room studymg
for those long assxgnments and to top it
all off those mce b1g soclal tests But
regardless of some of the thmgs we have
sald we have had fun and just to show you
we present our comedy drama Hxgh
School Llfe m several acts
To you, Charlie, we wish to do this
small honor of dedicating our 1950 an-
nual. We appreciate your never failing
loyalty in attending all our band concerts
and most of all your farniliar face at each
and every basketball game. You very
seldom missed any of the boys' after
school basketball practices. You even
made the long trips to the tournament
and encouraged the boys before the
games. At our interclass tournaments
you often acted as coach to one of the
Now that events have made it im-
possible for you to be with us in our
activities, may we say that we all miss
you and are glad to dedicate this year's
annual to you--a most loyal and faithful
fan of Ada High!
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A. C. Pederson--Superintendent. He especially dislikes "Vandalism. Destroying or
marring property. seemingly just for fun. This shows lack of brains and lack of good
citizenship. ' '
A new School Board was elected this year following the re-organization of the
District The new members are as follows: Left to right: Mrs. J. D. Hubbel. Clerkg
William Jamison, Ed Hekrnan, Clarence Neumann, Otto Kolb. Treasurer. H. G. Sittko,
acuity Jilembem Slate y
Arnold Eid-Senior High Principal, World History, and Social Science.
"People with 'A' ability and 'D' marks."
Miss Audrey Weigel-Girls' Physical Education and Health. "People
who can't follow directions."
Mrs. Lenox-a johnson-Senior High Mathematics and American History.
"Assembly duty. "
Don Schlattman-junior High Principal. Boys' Physical Education and
Biology. "People who waste time fretting over pet pcevesf'
Dan Ruoff-Boys' Physical Education and Driving. "Persons who are
always complaining or finding fault."
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Mrs. Elizabeth Hetland'-junior Hi English and Draniatics. "F'ailur
to get book reports in on time."
lzeir fel feeuea
jerry Sitta-Shorthand. Bookkeeping. and Typing.
they abide by the standards. "
think Miss pencils. ' '
Robert Armstrong'General Business, Commercial Law and Band Mrs. Majory Peterson-School Nurse. "Having pictures taken of
"Gum chewersf' myself."
Orville Eng-Agriculture. "Wearing white shirts."
Miss Esther Efteland-junior High Mathematics and English. "When
I can't reach my goal."
acuftg Juembem Stale
Miss Charlotte Miller-Choir and Music. "Lazy people.
Miss Marie Riste-junior High Mnthelnatics. "People who are
late for appointments. "
Mrs. Mina Anderson-Assistant office secretary. "People making
excuses to get out of things."
Miss Blanche Olsen-Office secretary and Librarian. "Papers on
Miss Gwen Akason-Home Ecouolnics. "People who talk without
raising their hands and asking permission."
Mrs. Agnes Faragher-Senior High Science. "Lazy students."
heir Pet feeues
Stan Petersolrjunior High Geography and History. "People with Carl Knutson-Veterans Agricultural Class. "Women drivers
ability who don't apply themselves. "
llja Wcjeeehowskyj-Assistant janitor. "Cold weather. " Mrs. Ida Peterson-Assistant lunchroom supervisor. "Leaving
Albert Fetting-janitor. "Snowstorms, when I think l'll have a dirty dishes on the tables."
holiday and when all the kids run wild. " Mrs. Bertha Bowyer-Lunch supervisor. "Noisy when coming
in lunch room. "
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Left to Right: Bill Kloety, Arnold Rasmussen. Elmer Ellingson, Mrs. Gurdon Ness, Gurdon Ness
Charles Nornes. john Gnadt.
Oflinga and Stuff
The great thinker!
Ohf Ohf Another test.
Mr. Schlattman and Marlene,
Which way is the wind from?
At least Si is interested in something.
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You tell 'em. Don.
There must be a man in th
Flirting again, Ben?
We did it!
Having a good time: Boys?
eroined of Clan of
Donna Mae Larsen-Sugar-A winning way. a
pleasant smile. dressed I0 neatly, quite in
Viking Log Staff
"The Unseen Way"
One Act Play Business Manager of
Cheerleader the Viking
Girls State '49 Commencement
Honorary Circle Usher
Betty Habedank-Bidi-Nature endowed' her not
with one talent. but with many.
Band - "The Unseen Way"
Cheerleader Viking Log Sta!!
Declamatlon One Act Play
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CLASS MOTTO: YOU WILL NEVER ARRIVE
Maxine Miller-Mickey-A dance-A date-A moon-Up late-A test
President of Senior Class "War Correspondent'
Editor of Viking "The Unseen Way'
S ent Council One Act Play
lklng Log Staff Declamation
Queen Attendant ,V If-71 Q Usher For '49 Commencement
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"War Correspondent" P President O! junior Class
Usher for "T e e7n ay Baseball
t o on-Pete-Friendship is great wealth.
"Th nseen Way" Usher'
Burton Rockstad-Happy am 1 with heart carefree. why aren't
they all carefree like me?
Essay Winner Chorus
"The Unseen Way" F-F-A-
Jeannette Hovland-Nette-Why worry about education? Having
fun is my vocation.
Assistant Editor of Viking "War Correspondent" Prompter
One Act Play Prompter . "The Unseen Way"
'49 Commencement Usher
Sanford Sorenson-Sandy-The greatest of men are silent.
F. F .A. Football
Dwight Rector-Reck-He fooled us all, we thought he was shy.
Harriet Ellingson-Many are they who pause and sigh. with eyes
that become pursuit planes as she passes by.
"War Correspondent" Make'Up Artist
"The Unseen Way" Make-Up Artist
Clinton Sorenson-Clinty-Worry never makes men great so
"The Unseen Way" Usher
La Moyne johnson-Tootie-She's no bigger than a kiss, but don't
all good things come in small packages.
"The Unseen Way" Usher
Erlin Gerjets-I know a lot but ljust ca.n't think of it.
Basketball "The Unseen Way" Ticket Manager
joan Wllkens-Quiet and undisturbed but always on the job.
Student Council "War Correspondent" Ticket Manager
Viking Staff "The Unseen Way" Ticket Manager
Editor of Viking Log
IF YOU HAVE NO DESTINATION
"The Unseen wlY"'U5hQl
' 'War Correspondent" Ushef
"The Unseen Way" Usher
Kenneth Iverson-Kenny-Great men are dying fast. I feel rather
Band "War Correspondent" Ticket Manager
"The Unseen Way" Viking Staff
One Act Play
Ardis Ellingworth-Ardy-You may always know Ardy by her
Viking Log Staff
Usher for '49 Commencement
Larry Peterson-Have you ever heard of Einstein? ----- Well
Band "War Correspondent"
Roberta Anderson-Bertawherever you see Phyllis. you see
Viking Log Staff "The Unseen Way" Usher
"War Correspondent" Usher Chairman
johnny Bramer-johnny-Men of few words are the best of men.
"The Unseen Way" Usher
Phyliss Lundon-Phyl-From the crown of her lovely hair. to the
soles of her feet, all is mirth.
Homecoming Queen Treasurer of Senior Class
Assistant Editor of Viking Log "The Unseen Way"Usher
GREEN AND WHITE
Iona Henricks-lona-AlwaysAworking and hustling along and so
her lessons are seldom wrong.
Usher for '49 Commencement Girls' Glee Club
Viking Staff Choir
Loren Rushton-Loren'l'm the Sheik of Araby.
Viking Log Sta!!
"The Unseen Way"
Lorraine Logan-Lorrie-It's nice to be natural when one is so
"War Correspondent" Make-Up Artist
Viking Log Staff
One Act Play
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so-I wonder why?
Viking Log Staff
Geraldine Schultz-Gerry-She '
comer to our Senior Class.
"The Unseen Way" Prompter
Greshem High. Oregon
Robert Burley-Bob-It says in
"The Unseen Way" Usher
Q ue en Attendant
G lee C lub
Es say W inner -Znd
-Charlie-ln school. quiet and shy: outside. not
s a sweet and friendly lass. new-
the book. but my opinion is,
Wilma johnson-Funky-Small and peppy, full of fun. Punky's a
friend to everyone.
Cheerleader Assistant Editor of Viking
Queen Attendant Viking Log Staff
"War Correspondent" f Glee Club
"The Unseen Way" Usher For '49 Commencement
One Act Play Honorary Circle
Larry Skalsky-Dark and athletic. the answer to any girls
Viking Sports Editor Track
Football Captain "The Unseen Way" Stage Manager
Student Council President F'.F'.A.
joyce Olson-juycle-Greater WOUIEB than I have lived. but they're
all dead now. '
"War Correspondent" Usher A Essay Winner
One Act Play
Alvin Vakoch-Matrimony is not my line.
F. F .A.
"The Unseen Way'
' Stage Manager
Hazel Teters-A dainty bundle of pep and rhythm.
Girls' Glee Club
Viking Log Sta!!
Arne Strom-Ah. fo
dance sorne more
r me the easy life. To dance and dance and
Richard lngber.-Talk to him of Shakespeare. and he 'll ask if he
has a sister.
Band "The Unseen Way"
"W ar Correspondent"
Alice Brand-A giggle is the same in any language.
Girls' Glee Club Band
"The Unseen Way" Make-Up Ariist Choir
Morris Sprung-Merrie-l don't believe in going steady: why not
give than all a ehnaa?
"The Unseen Way" Ticket Manager
joan Running-There is no wisdorn like frankness.
Viking Lo' Sta!!
"The Unseen Way" Usher
Silas Slmonson-Si-Maybe they'll appreciate me after l'm dead.
Thie! River falls High School
Verona I-lass-I-lar blonde lair and friendly smile will long be
"The Unseen Way" Uaher
CLASS ADVISOR: ARNOLD EID
Benjamin Fischer-Ben-Not that I love study less. but I love
Football Viking Log Sports Editor
Ruth Anderson-Ruthie-Sincere and generous toward all she
knows. a jolly girl who has no foes.
Usher For '49 Commencement
Glee Club Secretary of the Senior Class
Girls' State Alternate Honorary Circle
viking Log surf y sunt
Philip Nlrscbl-Phil-Call lne at sunrise. but ll!'t lot tba ana
rise too early. ' "The UIUC! wif' Ulhfl'
Lucille Drake-Always a friend to thoae who know her.
"The Unseen Way" Usher Chairman
"War Correspondent" Usher
Walter Books-Walt-l like work so well I could lie down and '
sleep by it.
Basketball "The Unseen Way"
Football "War Correspondent"
Track Essay Winner-lat
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ARLIE ASKELSON HELEN HAGEN JEROME. RAGE 's LEONA JACOBSON DALE B-IOREM
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FAYE LOHMIER ROBERT BANG DELORES OLSON JAMES BARTZ
JOE: ROESCH LORENA WARNHOLZ ROBERT vojz MARLENE HABEDANK
LILY ANN IVERSCII MYR? ADKINS ALE! LARS1 RONALD NIGHTIZHGALI .IUNE BERGLIND
DONALD WAGNER ,IANICE ANDERSON DUAE FOURNIER VERONA VILMO PAUL MALTRUD
CLEONE EKLUND WILLIAII FARAGHER ,IOVINAE RA1USSl JOHNNY ANTHONY
RICHARD LANDSVERK DELORES RINERSON MARW OOD MOE
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BACK ROW: Left to Right: LaDonna Roesch. Karol Berglind, Bernard Grossman. Earle Finch. Richard
Grivno. ldella Schroeder. A V
SECOND ROW: Marlys Eckl1oB. Beverly Vilmo. Ronald Balzum. Eldon Ekluld. Audrey Writer. Marlene
FRONT ROW: Marlys Fetting. Glorianne Alms. Beverly Akason, Eleanor Nyberg, Miss Symons. Advisor
BACK ROW: Left to Right: Howard Neumann, Elmer Sorenson, Robert Hekman, Vernon Rage, Orin ben.
SECOND ROW: jeanette McGowan, Patricia Gullekson, Beverly Stene. jocelyn johnson. joan Krsnak. Helen
FRONT ROW: Lois Wilkens. LaVonne Wambach, Robert Visser, Lois Nelson. Agnes Riepe, Geraldine
BACK ROW: Lelt to Right: Nancy Pallum. Walfred Anderson, Richard Nielson. jirn Landsverk. Ronald
Kolb. Lois Braunschweig.
SECOND ROW: Rosella Jacobson. Robert Betcher. Gloria Franz, Patricia Noden. Shirley Rill. Barblra
FRONT ROW: Victoria Gerjets. Mavis Brueshoff, Lyla Luchau, Doris Hellerud. Ardis jacobson. Helen
in ll: grade
BACK ROW: Left to Right: Donald Vialer. Myrna Ruch. Carol Ann Nelson. Nola Nordby. janet Nordby
SECOND ROW: Alva Gade. Carol jean Bartz, Wilma Teters, Marl 3 Saxnuelso . Ma l '
y n rene -naen.
FRONT ROW: Dennis Gigler. Joanne Holm. Roberta Wick. William Wilkins. Geraldine Olson.
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BACK ROW: Left to Right: Howard Storms. Dewey Tommerdahl. David Rector. Gary llman. Dennis
Nieheling. Farrel Nirachl. Mr. Schlattrnan.
SECOND ROW: Gladys Griewe. Runll Roesch. jean Roesch. Kenneth Andersen. Ella Faye Fetthj.
Clark Tufte. Helen Wojcechoiikyj. Allen Olson.
FRONT ROW: Shirley Grivno. janice Ike. Shirley Skalslfy, Carol Brevik, Sonja Olson. Gayle Berberich.
BACK ROW: Left to Right: Dickie Weber. Rodney Boyer. Erling Logan. Glenn Anderson. Ronald
Gerjets. Jerold Karsten. Keith Hovland.
SECOND ROW: Patricia Hellerud. Mary Marsten. Clifford Benesh. Addie Writer. Vernon Ford. RMYVBUI
Voje. Dan Hibbs.
FRONT ROW: Miss
Riste. Marlene Brueshoff. Marion Hausten. Joyce Bergman. joan Newburgh. Verna
BACK ROW: Left to Right: Len!!
rd Sorenson, Howard Olson. Burton Sorenson. Keith Wambach,
Way-ne Thoxnlorla. Darlene jacobson. Patricia Olson. joy Sargent.
SECOND ROW: joann Stenherg. Andrey Loken. Marlya llaamusson. lhrlene Taller-nl. Delores Ogard,
Gail Schwartz. Sharon Nightengsle. jar Siberg. Stanley Peterson. Adviaor.
S kn , Wallace Luchau. Martin Oanes.
FRONT RUN: Shirley Tommerdahl, Orlaine Merkhl. Stanley or ess
Darrel Montieth. Orvis Wermager.
sm 1 mas . juua Eawuai. sherryl Dem,
BACK ROW: Left to Right: Vernon Habeck. Dale Dullum. n ey ey
LaVonne Bergman. Dennis Askelson.
Philomene Burle . Doris Gerjela. Inez Schweig.
SECOND ROW: Thelrna Jacobson. Patricia Larsen. A y
janis Cirks, Patricia Anthony. Andrey Karsten.
FRONT ROW: james Chuesberg. Charles Hellerud. Clinton Jacobson. Ronald Hanson. Wayne Amlme .
Jerry Habedank. JoAnn Lee.
BACK ROW: Left to Right: Kenneth
Engelke. Patricia Blasey. Janis
Bergman. Donna Erickson, Mary
Hanson. Ethel Germolus, Shirley Ford.
SECOND ROW: Lauraine Ford. Gloria
Grothe. Melva Chuesberg. Dewey
Anderson. Norman Gonderman. Duane
Dauner. Vernon Brengman.
FRONT ROW: Miss Efteland. Advisor.
LeRoy Boyer. Jerold Habeck, Daniel
Clayton. Lawrence Claypool. Merle
Gullekson. Arlen Eckhoff, David
even lf: grade
BACK ROW: Left to Right: Barbara
Luchau Dorothy Lundon. jerry
johnson. Harold Moe. Sherman Moe.
Ellen Maltrud, Joanne jensen.
iCOND ROW: Gayle Lee. jane Platt.
Terry Ann Peterson. Beverly Nelson.
Carole Larson. Elizabeth Kitchell.
FRONT ROW: Ellen Merkins. Paul
Larson. Arlen Niebeling. john Krogatad
je rry Murphy.
BACK ROW: Left to Right: Eugene
Rallmusson. Eugene Wojcechowskyj.
Daryl Warnholz. Eugene Schultz. Boyd
Underdahl. Robert Platt, Ronald Tamke.
SECOND ROW: Rose Marie Zins.
Roxanne Roesch. Cecelia Riepe. Margaret
Steen. Carol Roesch. Yvonne Stavig.
FRONT ROW: Mr. Schlattman. Advisor.
Donald Williams. Wayne Simpson. Glenn
Slininger. Fern Skare, Ronald Vilmo.
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BACK ROW: Left to Right: Sanford Sorenson. Silas Simonson. Clinton Sorenson, Philip Nirlchl.
Marwood Moe. joe Books, Don Schlattnxan. Coach, Duane Fournier. jiln Landlverk.
Erling Logan, Ronald Gerjets. Ronald Kolb. Glen Anderson. Robert Bang.
FRONT ROW: Dennis Niebling. Arne Strom. Farrel Nirschl, Wallred Anderson, john Anthony.
Larry Skalsky. Captain. William Farragher, David Rector, Dan Hlbbl. Jerome Rage.
Howard Storms. Eldon Eklund. Bob Betcher. '
The Viking Football Coach. Donald Schlattrnan. started the season by building a
team from a squad of boys with very little experience in football. He had only five
returning lettermen from last year. They were Clinton and Sanford Sorenson,
Jerome Rage. joe Books, and Larry Skalsky.
As Ada switcvhed from six to eleven man football, all the boys were inexperienced
and had to learn new tactics. Due to this the season wasn't very successful in the
line ,of winning games. but a lot of good experience was picked up by the boys. which
means better teams in the future, as most of the gridders were underclassmen.
The Viking Team started the season bygoing to Mahnomen to battle to a twenty-
seven to nothing score in favor of Mafhnomen. The next week they held Waubun to a
seven to nothing. When they met their traditional rivals, Fertile. one of the best teams
in the district. they lost by fifty-seven to nothing, although they did put up a good
fight. The last game of the season was the homecoming game with Waubun. The
Vikings lost nineteen to six.
Dan Ruoff had charge of the second string and Stanley Pederson had charge of
the B team.
LOOKOUT WAUBANI HERE COME THE YIKINGS.
FIRST TOUCHDOWN OF THE SEASON!
LARRY SKAISKY 'CAPTAIN
DON SCHLAT TMAN
ROBERT BAK WILLIAM FARAGHER WALFRED ANDERSON ARNE STROM
End Guard Center Tackle
SANFORD SORENSON DUANE FOURNIER RONALD 1.2175 CLINTT SORENSON
End Tackle Tackle End
DAVID RECTOR PHILIP NIRSCHL RONALD BALZUM JAMES LANDSVERK
Guard Center Gggg Guard-Backfield
SILAS SIMONSON .IERGII RAGE ERLING LOGAN JOHN ANTHONY
Halfbaclz Hutch Hnlfbnek Quarterback
Kadkellrall and Season Schedule
LOREN RUSHTON JAMES LANDSVERK MORRIS SPRUNG
Forward Center Forward
We They We They
jan. Z5--Fertile-there ZZ 42 Feb. 10--Waubun-here 48 41
jan. Z7--Mahnomen-here 38 30 Feb. 14--Hendrum-here -- --
Feb. 3---Fosston-there 37 51 Feb. 17--Halstad-there -- --
Feb. 4---Fertile-here 35 34 Feb. Z5--Twin Valley-here -- --
Feb. 7---Gary-there 41 35
ERLIN GERJETS CHARLES AMBUEHL HOWARD NEUMAN
Guard Guard Guard
V Z "A-' TEAM CHEERLEADERS
Wilma johnson. Betty Habedank, Donna Mae Larsen. Geraldine Ness.
Coach Dan Ruoff built this year's team from nearly all new and last year's D team
boys. The only returning lettermen from last year's District Champion Team were joe
Books, Walter Books, and Morris Sprung. They started the season by playing a grand
game against Halstad, losing by three points. The next close game we had was with
Hendrum with two overtimes, with Hendrum beating us 58 to 56. There were three games
between the Hendrum game and the one Ada fans had waited for since the start of the
season, the Fertile game. The Ada players weren't doing so well that night, and as a re-
sult were defeated 42 to ZZ.. However, they defeated Climax soon after by a score of 45
to 28. Then the players came up against an extremely tough team. Fosston. They play-
ed good ball, but came out on the loose end, the score being 51 to 37. The next game
drew a crowd which packed every available seat and all standing room too. Fertile
was out to beat Ada again, but Ada didn't agree, so after a very exciting game plus an
overtime, Ada won by one point, 34 to 35. They also played two very good games against
Mahnomen and Wauban and defeated them both.
The B Team show very promising signs for a very strong team for next year's A
The Cheerleaders are not to be forgotten. Both A and B Team Cheerleaders did a
very fine job. Both groups worked out many new yells and changed the style of cheer-
leadin . The A Team Cheerleaders also worked out several Fight Songs. The cheering
section proved to be a very fine one consisting of a good response from the kids and
peppy Chee rleade r s .
"B" TEAM CHEERLEADERS: Gail Berberich. Patricia Anthony, Carol Brevik, Sonia Olson. Doris
Gerjets, Patricia Larsen.
"B" TEAM: Back Row: Howard Storms. Gary Ullman, Rodney Boyer. Ronald Gerjets, Dennis
Niebling. David Rector.
FRONT ROW: Ronald Nightengale, Donald Wagner, Dick Landsverk. Max-wood Moe.
Vernon Rage, Walfred Anderson.
'49 ettermen la Kanquet V
Underclass Lettermen: j. Rage.
L. Skalsky. M. Sprung. J. Murphy.
Mr. Schlattman. Mr. Ruofi, j. Books.
B. Fischer. S. Sorenson, C. Sorenson
Mr. Ruofl' gives a talk to the Lettermen and guests
at the 1949 Letter-men Banquet. Is the food pretty
good ----- boys? Albert looks pretty contented.
.pnlerclau Zournamenl Snapa
Yes. last years Senior Cheerleaders furnished the laughs
as sailors for interclass.
Looks like Walt's going to make the basket that will help
us to win over last years Sophomores.
jovinae. Alice. and Leona yelling for the Sophomore
Team at interclass.
Sugar. Betty, Mickey. and Funky lending their all in all
support for the junior jokers at the interclass tourneys.
STANDING: Left to Right: james Murphy. Richard Maltrud. Larry Peterson, Marwood Moe. joe Books.
Clayton Drake, Duane Fournier, Paul Maltrud. Arne Strom. Erlin Gerjets, john Anthony.
KNEELING: Dick Nielson, Ronald Nightengale. Keith Wambach. Charles Hellerud. Dennis Niebling,
Left To Right: Richard Maltrud. Richard lngberg,
Dunne Olsen. Leslie Olson. William Larson.
Allen Ogard and Larry Peterson.
Wag . Delrnar enesh. joe Books, Larry
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V S J X 2 n COACH
- X A fnaniel Ruoff
9 1 rack 1949
h rn consist id of Delmar Benesh, Ronald Rassmusson, Graydon Storms. all graduates
1949 nd the under raduates, Clinton Sorenson, Robert Burley. Larry Skalsky, Erling
Nl an. Jerome Rage and Joe Books. The Vikings opened the season by entering the Sioux
Re 7ys at Grand Forks. They placed fifth with thirteen points. the next competition was at
t Beaver Relays where they placed second with twenty-one points.
The Vikings took over at the Mahnomen 1nvitationa1'Meet, winning by a large margin-
' he District Meet was held at Mahnomen this year. Ada was represented by eight boys who
0' made a total of 54-lf2 points. Delmar Benesh was high point man with 26-lf2 points. He
holds the record of 44 feet 6-1f2 inches for the shot-put. 134 feet l-1f4 inches for the discus.
His record in the 100 yard dash is 10.4 seconds and 22.9 seconds in the 220 yard dash.
Ada was represented by 5 boys at the Regional Meet at Bemidji. Delmar took first in
the discus and second in shot-put. third in the 100 yard dash and second in the 220 yard dash.
Larry took fifth in the 440 yard dash and the relay teams took third.
Delmar was the only representative from Ada that qualified for competition in the State
Track Meet. 3
The Regional Tennis Meet in which Bill Larson took first place in singles competition to
enter into the State Meet was held at Bemidji.
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Walt bows to Betty! ll
No fair cheating Bobby? IZ
Scared Larry? 13
Assembly program. 14
Must be Monday mornings gossip! 15
Burglars, A1-lie? 16
Homecoming party. 17
Joyce Olson. 18
You should go out for track Sandyf 19
Helen and Barb.
Taking it easy.
A giant among us.
Curtis and Dick-don't work so hard.
1950 Class Rings.
Hard on his dinner Duane.
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Football managers. Paul and Dennis.
Cheerleaders. Punky. Betty. Donna Mae
and Gerry at Waubun game.
We must have made a touchdown.
Basketball managers. Hacky. Bobby.
Walt goes up. shoois-will he make it?
Ruoff. marking off the stage of battle.
What's the matter. Eldon. want to get
out and fight?
It's a bird! It's a plane? Nope it's joe
Gerry. cheering the Viking gridders on.
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STUDENT COUNCIL jUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS
LEFT T0 RIGHT: Ax-dis jacobsx. Lorraine Logan. Robert Arlie Askelson. Vice-President. john Anthony, Treasurer.
Bang. Maxine Miller. james Landsverk. Mr. Eid. Curtis Lee. Leona jacobson. Secretary. Richard landsverk. President
Larry Skalsky. joan Wilkens. Burton Rockstad.
SOFHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS A , FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS
Glorianne Alma. Secretary. Beverly' Akasa. Prelidelt. Dick Shirley Skalsky. Secretary. Carol jean Bartz. President.
Nielson. Treasurer. Lavonne Wambach.Vice-President. Gary Ullrnan. Vice-President.
EIGHT!-I GRADE CLASS OFFICERS SEVENTH GRADE' CLASS OFFICERS
Vernon Habeck. Vice-President. Patricia Anthony. President. john Krogstad. Treasurer. Fern Skaare. Vice-President,
Orvis Wermager. Treasurer. Marlene Tullerud. Secretary. Wayne Simpson. Secretary- Barbara Luchau. President.
Left To Right: Donna Mae Larsen. Janice Anderson. Iona Mae Henricks, Larry Peterson. Donald Wagner,
Alvin Vakoch. Betty Habedank. Vivian Kroshus. Wilma johnson.
MAXINE. MILLER WXLMA -IOHNSON. jFANNFTTF HOVLAND DONNA MAE LARSEN
Editor In Chief Assistant Editors Business Manager
ARLIF ASKELSON. ROBERT BANG
Flash!! There goes Sugar. Gotta get the annual paid for, you know. There go Jeannette
and Punky getting material of some kind. Hard to tell what they're after. Down on'the stage
the big lights are shining on some poor person having his picture taken for the annual. It's
Bob with his head bent down trying to focus his camera, and Arlie is trying to get the
person not to look so dreary. Down the hall three or four of the annual staff are bombarding
Mrs. "-I. " with a few questions. "How long should this write-up be? ", "-ls this one okay? ".
"Should this picture be enlarged? ", "I can't find the class historyg where is it? ". Poor
Mrs. "j. " If just what wouldqwe do without her? Up in the annual room, we find none other
than Larry working hard on his sports' section of the 1950 annual, also Kenny, our artist.
drawing like mad the division pages to suit the fussy editors. Farther back in the annual
room we hear a typewriter clicking away and find Mickey trying to get her last minute
typing done before the deadline. and having a tough time. Now we hear her give a sigh of
relief: she has finished another write upff
STAFF: Standing: Ronald Kolb. Curtis Lee. LARRY SKALSKY STAFF: Standing: Alvin Vakoch. Kenneth
Donald Wagner, Richard Landgverk. Bob Sports Editor Iverson, Lorraine Logan. Betty Habedank.
Bucher. SFATED: joan Wilkens. Iona Mae Henrichs.
SEATED: Patricia Gullekson, Delores Olson Ruth AHUOYSOH-
Helen Hubbel. Geraldine Ness.
E A Zhe viking gog
PHYLIS LUNDON BENJAMIN FISCHFR AND jOHN ANTHONY JOAN WILKENS
Assistant Editor Sports Fditors Editor
Has anyone seen Mr. Sitta standing in the hall with a wondering look in his eye or Loren
Rushton and Charles Ambuehl leaving the typing room completely spattered with ink? If so
you can be sure that it is nearly time for the Viking Log to come out. Mr. Sitta was prob-
ably waiting for one of his staff members to turn in an article, and Loren and Charles
probably got into a friendly argument while mimeographing. Now for some data about the li
Viking LOg- lt is the school paper which is published every six weeks by the Senior short-
hand class 'with joan Wilkens as editor, Phylis Lundon as assistant editor. and Mr. Sitta as
faculty adviser. Ben Fischer and john Anthony were in charge of the sports section, and
Charles Ambuehl and Loren Rushton did the mimeographing. Students wait anxiously for
the issues to come out every six weeks.
STANDING: Cleone Eklund. Helen Hagen. Marlene LEFT TO RIGHT: Roberta Anderson. jeannette
Habedank. Carol Brevik. jovinae Rasmussen. Vivian Hovland, Wilma johnson. Betty Habedank. Loren
Kroshus. Faye Lohmier. Alice Larson. Gayle Rushton. Charles An-nbuehl.. Donna Mae Larsen.
Befbefith- Maxine Miller. .
SEATED: Lorraine Hekman. janis Anderson. Leona
Jacobson. Delores Olson.
X y TYPING
A most industrious typing class. Some
class has to give Mr, Sitta a break.
Dickie and Mr. Armstrong musl have
had a iight.
Future homemakers trying to learn how
to cook. fTrying that isl.
P HYSICAL EDUCATION
Enjoying a game of volleyball. Did I
say enjoying ?
Some of our Sophomores with Mr. Ruoff
in charge trying to pull through their
Future stenographers taking dictation
from Mr. Sitta. I wonder if they'll ever
make the grade
joe, Bobby and Funnel showing their
talent in the Chem lab. Did you spill
Seniors seem to have quite a time on
Monday mornings, Miss Symons gave
up long ago.
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Music-Juakera .Delight alucliencw
The Ada.School Band is under the direction of
Robert Armstrong, Band instructor, and now numbers
sixty-five members, composed of students from the
grades and junio-r and senior high school. The Band
gave its Annual Booster Concert in january. The
proceeds from this were applied on 'new uniforms.
The Band alsoassisted with the Carnival in January I
and with the Curtis Magazine Drive to earn additional
funds for its uniforms.
The Pep Band played at every basketball game.
doing its share to enliven the evenings. Smaller
instrumental groups assisted with programs during
The Band has been steadily improving and is a
very fine organization of which any school may well
FRONT ROW: Arne Strom, Delores Olson, Geraldine Ness, Helen I-lubbel. jim Landsverk. Alice Larson.
Carol Brevik, Sandra Bell. Audrey Loken, Jocelyn johnson. SECOND ROW: Barbara Ambuehl, Pat
Anthony. Mike Simpson. Clark Tuite, john Krogstad. Charles l-Iellerud. jerry Habedank, Marlys
Rasmussen. Pat Noden. jovinae Rasmussen. Alice Brantl, Janice Anderson, Lily Ann Iverson, Korman
Larson, Gail Berberich. THIRD ROW: Pat Larsen, Agnes Riepe, Shirley Rill, Ronnie Vilmo, Flda
Faye Fetting, Gail Schwartz. Larry Yeterson. Dick Landsverk. Richard Ingberg. Ronnie Nightengale.
Paul Maltrud, julia Edwards, Shirley Tommerdahl, Delores Olson, Ronnie Kolb. Orin Self. Roxanne
Roesch. Howard Neumann, Bob Betcher. Kenneth Iverson, Gary Ullman. Paul Larson, Howard Olson.
BACK ROW: Dewey Tommerdahl. Nancy Fallum. Gloria Franz, Sonja Olson, Dennis Askelson. Dick
Nielson, Arlie Askelson. Betty Habedank, Robert Armstrong- Director.
Mixed Cfzgllgtrifid -
BACK ROW: Iona Mae Hinrichs, Orin Self, Larry Peterson, Burton Rockstad, Walter Books, Ben
Fischer, jerome Rage, Eldon Fcklund, Janice Anderson.
SECOND ROW: Cleone Ecklund, Verona Hasz, Patricia Noden. Shirley Pill. Shirley Grivno. Miss
Miller-Director, Lorraine Logan, Cleone Luchau, Delores Olson. Nancy Pallum.
FRONT ROW: Alice Brantl, Jeannette McGowan, Marlys Samuelson. Marlene Jensen. Marlene
Tvedt. Hazel Teters. Alice Larson, Glorianne Alms, Marlys Eckhoff. Ruth Anderson.
BETTY HABETDANK: DRUM MAJORETTE
Come n, uergbocfy ing.
Another teacher was added to the faculty this
year to take charge of all the vocal music in the
school. Miss Miller of Crookston was secured to
take this position, and has been very busy during
the year teaching music in all the grades. In
Senior -High she has a Boys' Chorus, a Mixed
Chorus, and a Girl's Glee Club, as well as smaller
groups. The junior High also has its musical
groups. Miss Miller has started a new feature,
song-fests on Friday mornings, in which all
students can sing to their hearts desire. The
various groups have assisted in programs during
THE JUNIOR FLOAT THE. FRESHMAN FLOAT
THE QUFFfN'S FLOAT
omecoming fara e
Our Homecoming began with the snake
dance and pep fest on Thursday night
followed by a large bonfire, built by the
On Friday afternoon the parade began at
1:3 oL led .by the Ada High School Band axial
followed by the Queen's Float and other
floats from various classes.
The Ada- Waubun game started at 2
o'c1ock. The game ended in a score of 19-6
in favor of Waubun.
The first prize for floats went to the
juniors, second to the Freshmen. and third
to the Eighth Grade.
At 8 o'c1ock Friday evening the Coronation
began. The Queen, Phyllis Lundon. and her
attendents, Lorraine Logan, Donna Mae Larsen,
Maxine Miller, Wilma johnson, Betty Habedank.
and LaMoyne johnson came in to the march.
"Pomp and Circumstancef' played by Geraldine
Ness. Larry Skalsky, football captain and
S. T. C. President, crowned the Queen and
presented her with a gift. Then six football
boys presented corsages to the attendants.
Gretchen Sittko was gift bearer and Keith Goltz
A program. games, and dancing followed.
TOF: Queen Phyllis
CENTER: Coro- it
nation of our Queenf K
BOTTOM: All is
One afcl flag:
- "OLD WHAT'S HIS NAME"
jerome Pinnke, Kenneth Iverson. Oliver Sorenson
On March lst. the one act play program was given consisting of the
contest play. "The Opening of the Door," and the two comedy one act plays.
"Frank and Etna" and "Old What's His Name."
The members of the "Frank and Erna" play cast were Frank Glynn-
jack Helsing. Erna. his wife-Wilma johnson.-Mrs. Gw1ynn.,his mother-Iona
1312:-ichs,gStel1a'GIynn, his 'sister-Donna Mae Larsen-.vAiice..his cousin-
Betty Gabedank, Norag, the maid-Maxine Miller. Ed Ashbury. his friend-
Richard Wagner. Frank had troubleewith his wife and she went home to
mama. Frank ended up with five wives.
The "Old What's His Name" play cast consisted of Sam jackson-
Jerome Pinske. Mrs. Belle jackson-Verneil Anderson. Celia. Mrs. jackson's
daughter-joyce Olson. Les. the hired man-Oliver Sorenson, Eddie. a
neighbor boy- Kennethflverson. It took place on a midwestern-ranch and
showed how the seTfish ways of Mrs. jackson and her daughter were un-
covered by 9'Old What's His Name. "
The plays were under the direction of Mrs. johnson and Miss Olson.
"FRANK AND FRNA"
Maxine Miller. Richard Wagner. Wilma johnson. jack Helsing. Donna Mae Larsen. Iona Mae Henrickn.
Betty Habedank. '
Lumen Une 046: Play
"THE ORENING OF A DOOR"
Duane K. Olson, Isabelle Eklund. Audrey Hetland.
The contest one act play chosen for 1949 was the drama. "The Opening
of a DoorL" It took part in the Sub-District Contest at Twin Valley, and
was well presented by the students taking part. The play was under the
direction of Mrs. johnson, assisted by the students, Donna Mae Larsen.
Betty Naugle, and Jerome Pinske.
The cast consisted of Esther Fraser, sister of Dayid.Parrish fAudrey
Hetlandl, Martin Fraser. her husband fDuane K. Olsenj, Mrs. Parrish, her
mother llsabelle Eklundl, Ruth Parrish, her sister Uoyce Sjordahlj, Owen
Bennet, a neighbor fDuane N. Olsonf, Lottie, the hired girl flsorraine
The play centered around David Parrish who had been found dead. The
action took place in an isolated region far from city. Martin Fraser's
odd actions arouse the suspicions of the family. These are
confirmed when the ghost of David entrance to his
old home. Martin. in desperation upstairs window to escape
the ghost and kills himself.
joyce Sjordal. Duane N. Oleg. Duane K. Olson. Lorraine Duane N. Olson and Joyce Sjordal
Logan. lsabelle Eklund. Audrey Hethnd.
Senior Lian flag of '49
On Friday night, April Z9, 1949, the
Senior Class presented the three-act play
"Cash and Carrie. "
The entire play takes place in the din'
ing room of the Ferguson home, where they
have lived for the past sixteen years.
The cast included Carrie Ferguson, the
mother. Grace Jacobson: the oldest daughter,
Anne Ferguson, Bette Naugle: Marilyn, the
middle daughter, Arlene Olson: Alberta, the
the only son, Allen Ogardg judy Bowen,
Marilyn's best friend. Verndetta Larsong
jenny Wharton, brisk and alefrt friend of
Carries', Beverly Roesch: Uncle Omar Tully.
an old gentleman, Myron Sanders: Bradley '
Kirkwood, young and' in love 'with Anne, Marland
K1oety:,,Dorthula, the colored maid, Dorothy
Gilsoulg Earl Cornick,-factory worker, Graydon
Stormsg Gerty. blonde' factory worker, Evelyn
Kroshus: Hon jackson, factory worker, Donna
Nashg and Sweety jackson, factory worker. Oliver
Carrie's Uncle Omar had promised her that
is she could keep her budget balanced for six
months she would get a new house. Shextook in
boarders, the factory workers and young Bradley
Kirkwood. to get money to pay for a mattress for
Uncle Omar. She tried her best to keep it a secret
fromv him but, of course, when Uncle Omar found out
he became very indignant. They had a hectic time
of looking for Trig, who had gone away with Uncle
Omar: then Carrie lost the option for the house. which
they .thought was going to be taken away from them.
But it turned out all right because they found the
option in a basket of clean clothes which Dorthula
had returned, and Trig and Uncle Omar came back.
Audrey Hetland and.Angellxte- Fetting were
student assistants, and Miss M. .Olson and Mr.
johnson coached the play.
Left to Right:
and Allen Ogard.
lively youngest daughter, Levia johnsong Trig,
Senior Clan Pfay of
The Senior Class presented "The Un-
seen Way" on Friday, November llth to a
large and appreciative audience. George
Holt fRichard Ingbergl, President of a
large bank. knew that his twin brother
falso played by Richard lngbergj was trying
to murder him. Mattson, the butler.
fKenneth Iversonl, is plotting with Kitty
Claire fMaxine Miller, and Mr. Ho1t's twin
brother to kill Mr. Holt.
Mr..Holt's step-daughter, Alice fBetty
Habedankl. his wife Ueanette Hovlandil.
and Dr. Sonia Merski fLorraine Logan, are wor-
ried about him because of his strange actions.
Betty Brewster fDonna Mae Larsen, and Billy
Fernald fBurton Rockstadj are suspicious of the
maid, Marie qw ilma johnsonl, but Bobby Blake
fLoren Rushton, is sure she had nothing to do
with Mr. Ho1t's actions. But when Amir Din, the
Hindu. fWalter Booksf arrives on the scene every-
one is suspicious of him but Alice,'who is attracted
to him by his attentiveness.
It turns out that Mattson has killed George Ho1t's
twin by mistake and is caught by Amir Din and Kitty.
Amir Din turns out to be Richard Ainsley. a confid-
ential agent, Kitty is his assistant, and Marie. his sister
who is helping him. So all's well that ends well.
Mrs. Hetland did a wonderful job of directing.
LOWER LEFT: Play Cast: Maxine Miller. Burton Rockstad.
Loren Rushton. Walter Books. Richard lngberg, Kenneth
Iverson, Jeannette Hovland, Lorraine Logan. Donna Mag
Larsen, Wilma johnson, and Betty Habedank.
LOWER RIGHT: Stage Managers: Larry Skalsky. Morris
Sprung. E1-nn Gerjets. and Alvin vumcn.
who 3 who
JEAN' I'lUBBELL'w0ll firli il the WALTER BOOKS-Won third in the BURTON ROCKSTAD-Won third in the
district l948-49 VFW Auxiliary State Essay Contest in 1949-50. District l94B-49 Alnericln Legion
Essiy Contest. Auxiliary Essay Contest.
ALVIN VAKOCH-FFA Essay winner. Wll.lv1A -IOHNSON-District Decla-
Boys' State delegate. District De- mation participant.
clunation pa rticipant.
BETTY HABEDANK-Received Superior
in Huxnorous Division in State De-
clamation Context in 1948-49.
BILL LARSON-Won singles in ALICE LARSON-"A" Rating DONNA MAE LARSEN-Girls DELMAK BELNESH-District
Tennis in Regionals. Went to on clarinet solo at Regional. State Delegate. record in discus and shot-put
the State. Went to State.
BACK ROW: Wilma Teters. Gail
Berberich. Dewey Tommerdahl.
Dickie Weber, Dan Hibbs, Farrel
Nirschl. Allen Olson, Thelma
jacobson. Marlene jenson.
FRONT ROW: Philomene Burley,
Pat Anthony, Pat Larson, Gail
Schwartz, Marlys Rasmussen.
Shirley Grivno, Carol jean Bartz.
Forty students were enrolled in Declamation this year. They were divided into two
groups, the Senior High Group directed by Mrs. Hetland, and the junior High Group
directed by Mrs. james Fredrickson. -There were so many enrolled in Declamation an
Elimination Contest was held February Z7. The Local Conte st too'k place March 6. and
the Sub-District March 14 at Halstad. Ada was the scene of the District Contest March
21 and Argyle of the Regional Contest on March 28. Last year Ada did very well in
Declamation. Betty Habedank, a Senior this year, won Superior at the State Contest
with her humorous reading, "Gertrude the Governess." Wilma johnson and Alvin
Vakock won Superior at the Sub-District and represented Ada at the District.
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K BACK ROW: Lois Wilkens, Lois
Braunschwieg, Lyla Luchau, Burton
Rockstad, Ronald Kolb, jim
Landsverk, Marwood Moe, Marlene
Tvedt, Lorraine Luchau. Nancy
FRONT ROW: Geraldine Ness,
Helen Sorenson, Glorianne Alms,
Helen Hubbell. lone Henrichs,
Beverly Akason, Marlys Eckhoff.
Ruth Anderson and Patricia Noden.
Liam! of ,50 freaenld from
On Friday. May 13. 1949. the
junior-Senior Banquet and Prom was
The Prom was held in the high
school gym. The juniors did a beauti-
ful job of decorating it with paper
streamers of various colors above, along
the walls, and at each end of the gym.
Different colors and kinds of flowers
were attached to the crepe paper along the
walls. Entrance to the gym was made
through a white gate.
Make-believe palm trees and flowers
decorated the lounge and a white picket
fence divided the lounge from the dance
floor. Each person received a lei when
he entered the door.
In one corner was the punch bowl, with
the Sophomore Girls in charge.
Ray I..arson's Orchestra furnished
the music 'and dancing continued until
1 1 :45.
A great many visitors came to view the
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FRONT ROW: Left to Right: Dennis Gigler FRONT ROW: Left to Right: 'Robert Vlller.
Allen Olson. Donald Visser. Dickie Weber. Donald Wallman. Richard Grivno. Elmer
Howard Rockstad, William Wilkens. SECOND Sorenson. Eldon Eklund. Orin Self. JIIIKI
ROW: joe Roesch, Erling Logan. Ronald Bartz. SECOND ROW: Clinton Sorenlon.
Gerjets. Glenn Anderson, Jerome Rage. Keith Bernard Grossman. Earle Finch. Robert
Hovland. BACK ROW: Gerald Jacobson, Voje. Robert Heckrnan, Howard Neumann.
Ronald Roesch. Vern Ford. Clifford Benesh. BACK ROW: Sanford Sorenson. Burton
Gerald Karsten. Kenneth Anderson. Dun Hibbl. Rockltad. James Landaverk. Harwood Moe.
Vernon Rage. Ronald Blllll.
guture armers in pplaude
or heir ine ferformancei
The FFA juding Teams had the most successful year since the
Agricultural Department was organized. In the three competitive
events. General Livestock, judging, Crops judging and Dairy
judging. the FFA Boys brought home one second place and two
championships. All three teams earned the right to enter the
State FFA judging Contest in St. Paul at the University Farm
in May, 1949.
Mr. Eng is the adviser of the FFA and the officers are:
Alvin Vakoch. Secretary, Arlie Askelson, Vice-President.
Larry Skalsky. President. Robert Burley, Treasurer, Dale
Bjorem. Sentinel. and Karol Berglind, Reporter.
Alvin Vakoch was the winner of the District l FFA Public
Speaking Conte st and one of the eight contestants at the
University Farm last May.
ALVIN VAKOCH WORKSHOP OFFICERS OF THE FFA
RONALD BAKER .IAMES BARTZ CLAYTON DRAKE
STARS OF THE ADA FUTURE. FARMERS OF AMERICA
Ronald Baker was the first State Farmer of Ada FFA
and first to hold office of State Vice-President of Minnesota
Association of FFA. He won the Dekalb Award for outstand-
ing farm and FFA work.
james Bartz was the District I winner of the Portland
Concrete Cement Award.
Clayton Drake was second state farmer from Ada
Chapter, and was selected as one of the outstanding eight
boys in the state for his agricultural work. Clayton was STATE FFA BAND MEMBERS
named District Star Farmer from District I last year.
Arlie Askelson and Richard Landsverk are members of
the State FFA Band.
Alvin Vakoch. Richard Wagner, and Larry Skalsky,
members of the Crops judging Team, placed first at
Crookston in the District I judging Contest. At the State
judging Contest, the team placed 8th competing with Z8
Eldon.Ek1u,nd, Ronald Baker, and Oliver Sorenson,
members of the Dairy judging Team, were Champions at
the District Ijudging Contest in Crookston.
The General Livestock judging Team, Clayton Drake.
Lowell Austinson. and Delmar Benesh, placed second at
Crookston. At the State Judging Contest, the team ranked
8th competing with 28 teams. CROPS JUDGING TEAM
GENERAL LIVESTOCK juncmc TEAM DAIRY JUDGING TEAM
FRONT ROW: Right to Left: V. Larson. L.. Sipe. H. Gullecksen. H. Lovas. R. Rinerson. A. Strand.
SECOND ROW: H. Olson. G. Heembuch. I.. Skalsky, C. Busse. A. Hasz. H. Broers. A. Wilkens.
BACK ROW: H. Sorenson, j. Merkens. K. Buckle, C. Hopwood. A. Iverson. A. Lerud.
NOT SHOWN: H. Hietman. L.. Bartz. j. Alexander. j. Gilbertson.
'Ueleranf Jgricuftural Zraining fragrant
The Veterans' Training Program has become a part of the Adult Education Program
conducted by the Ada Public Schools. The work is primarily a refresher course for the
young men that have been farming. and who intend to make Agriculture their career. It
is a laboratory training program with the students using their farms as laboratories to
carry on the work that is taught in the classroom. through extension meetings. and clinics
of various kinds. Shop work is a major course to help the students receive a better
knowledge of repair of farm machinery, and its care and operation, and also to make the
farm a healthier and better place on which to live.
The Veterans enrolled are also encouraged to participate in all activities relating
to Agriculture and making the community a better place in which to live. Many of these
men are now or have been members of their local school boards. township officials. or
officers of local farm organizations, Veterans Organizations and many others in which
they have been receiving training as leaders, and in making them better citizens of the
During the past year these men have exhibited grain and livestock at the Crookston
Winter Shows and the Norman County Fairs. winning many honors for themselves.
ere and llefe
Donald Wagner and Erlin Gerjets.
Smile pretty, Betty.
Working hard, Glorianne?
Ronnie and Alice.
What's the occasion, Iona?
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B. Alvin and Betty lead 1949 graduates . if
9. junior High costume party. 1949. V ' ' f ,L
10. Studicus Mary. X Jw
11. Queen of '49. Ajwy jf'
12. Watch out behind you, 5
13. Schoo1's no place for relaxing. ,.
14. The butler and the doctor.
Clan .History 5 4 .
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RUTH ANDERSON MAXINE MILLER
Secretary Pre lident
PHYLIS LUNDON CHARLES AMBUEHL
Treasurer Vice-P resident
Act I--Ada Grade School Ada, Minnesota Time: 1937--12 Years Ago
The Curtain comes up with Miss Youmans, the director, trying to manage her cast of sixteen of us
first graders, made up of Roberta Anderson, Harriet Ellingson, Erlin Gerjets, Betty Habedank,
jeanette Hovland, Richard lngberg, Lorraine Logan, Phyllis London, james Murphy, La Moyne
johnson, Larry Peterson, Philip Nirschl, Dwight Rector, Loren Rushton. Geraldine Schultz., and
Hazel Teters. We were all talking over our kindergarten days. and remembered bringing our little
rugs to school for our afternoon nap but thought that was rather childish now. We were all
waiting for Friday afternoon when we could play in the rhythm band. Such beautiful music!
Kenneth Iverson joined us in second grade. We will all remember Miss Bell hugging jim all the
Third Grade brought Alice Brantl and Maxine Miller into our midst. Remember laughing at
Maxine's declamation about the big yellow squash?
Fourth grade saw no additions to our class except in the form of a globe we bought--the better
to understand our geography. Remember Betty's birthday party when we all had ice cream and
cake right in the room?
Alvin Vakoch, Donna Mae Larsen, Morris Sprung, and Walter Books joined us in the fifth grade.
If we weren't spending our time listening to the radio we bought. we were sliding down the fire
escape. Remember when we all got stuck in it fthe fire escape, not the radiol. and everybody
wanted their "mommy"?
joyce Olson, Charles Ambuehl. joan Running, Lucille Drake, and Verona Hasz were added in
the sixth grade. Everybody was always looking at the clock we bought for our room to see if it
was time for afternoon lunch. Only trouble was they didn't give us enough.
Act II--junior High School
Geraldine left us in the seventh grade but Clinton Sorenson, Sanford Sorenson, Arne Strom,
Wilma johnson, and Burton Rockstad joined the rest of us scared little things and prepared to
venture out into the big unknown world of high school. Remember when Miss Magee gave us
tap dancing lessons? fAfter school, not during calssl.
Remember the program put on before the Carnival when we were in the eighth grade? jim
and Erlin were the front and hind parts of a ferocious gook in the "Adam Hindpaw Barndoor
Bailhy Ringless Circus and Carnival. "
Ruth Anderson, johnny Brarner, Robert Burley, Iona Mae Hinrichs, Petra jacobson, Larry
Skalsky, and joAnn Wilkens were added to our class in our Freshman year. We all thought
we were pretty big 'cuz now we could go to the school parties.
Act lll--Senior High School
We worked hard on the bonfire in our Sophomore year. We took about half of Gerald Cirk's
woods to make it. Remember Philip's Christmas present to jim at our class Christmas
party? The color was pink. So was jimmy's face.
We were really proud of ourselves in our junior year. Everybody feven the Indexl said we
gave the best prom Ada has ever had. We really worked hard enough on it! We also took
second in the Inter-Class Tournaments.
Silas Simonson and Ben Fischer were added to our class when we finally became big
Seniors. Geraldine Schultz came back too. Everyone will agree that Phyllis made a very
pretty homecoming queen. One thing we will never forget is Mr. Eid's Social Class and
his lovely tests! I
The curtain comes down on the third act with forty-two fwe hope, happy boys and girls
receiving their diplomas. Good-bye Ada Hi. and we will miss you.
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