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Front: Dorothy Prahl, Raldo Johnson, June Koepke, Marvin Skaurud,
Clarice Solum, Joseph Anfinson, Agnes Aastad. 2nd: Irvin Smart,
Joyce Paul, Raymond Stumvoll, Marie Corrigan, Neva Hardin, Verne
Tyrrell, Erling Herman. Hack: Edward Chinnock, Hugo Heimdahl, Bar-
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JUNIOR HIGH AND. SPECIAL TEACHERS
Front: Edith Kjalstrom, Ilene Carlson, Jerome Johnson, lthel John-
sen, Kathryn Turnblad. 2nd.'z Ernest Madsen, Genevieve Green, Dar-
line Huntley, Theresa Lee, Helen O'Hourke. Back: Ingeborg Steno-
gaard., Ruth Russell, John Benson, Carolyn Groves, Frances Breen,
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ELIZABETH BOILI "Smokey", 'Beth' 1
Rooters Club 12. Home lc. Club 12.
FLORENCE BURMAN 'Flo' 1'
Band 10, 11, 12. Dramatic Club 12.
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FRANCES COPLEY "l'ran1.e', "Shorty" ,-
Clit Club 9. Cleo Club 12. X
FLORENCE CRABTREE 'Flossle'
Clit Club 9, 10, 11, 12.
Noon Recreation ll, 12.
FRANKLIN DRAPER "Ozzie"
H1-Y 10, 11, 12. Class Pres. ll, 12.
Student Council Pres. 11, 12. Football
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BERNICE EEUND "Peggy"
Dramatic Club 10, ll. Latin Club 11.
RINE Enrcxson Hcappav
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Class Secty. 12. Drama
"Cuckoo's Nest' 12.
MARY LOUISE ERICKSON 'Katy Lou'
Dramatic Club 9, 10, ll, 12. Girl
Scouts ll, 12. 'Eyes of Tla1oc" ll
"Cuckoo' s Neat' 12.
DELORIS ERLANDSON 'Dee'
Home Ec. Club 12. Dramatic Club 10, 11, 12.
Glee Club 9, 10. Hi-Lite 12.
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EYELYN FANN "Fannie"
Home Ee. Club 12. Noon Rec. 12.3.A.A.9.
XTHA GALABNIAULT "Joe", "Babe"
Girl Scouts 9, 10, ll, 12.
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CLARENCE GRUENHACEN "Cope"
Football 12. Basketball 11, 12. F.l'.A
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LEONA HAMDORF On1e"
Home Ec. Club 11, 12. Band 11, 12.
DUANE HANEY Hnaneyn
Football ll, 12. "Cuckoo's Nest'
JAMES KASSKAMP 'Jim'
F. F. A. 9, 10, 11, 12. Dramatic Club 10, 11,
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Noon Recreation ll, 12. Glee Club 9.
Bu Petrol Captain 12. land 10, 11, 12.
Radio Club 10, ll, 12. Hi-Y 12. Boy
DAVID HCLITBECK 'lickere'
Radio Club 12-VJ. Stamp Club 9. 'Cuck-
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LYDIL HYYTIIIIN "I.ee', 'Lyd'
Latin Club 12-V.P.
IARTIN HYYTIHEH 'lefty'
ROBERT JTHONIIIUS 'Bob'
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Stamp Club 11. Clit Club 9, 10, 11.
ILEAER JOHNSON 'Pete'
Clee Club 9, 11. Home Ee. Club 10. Poetry ll.
Dramatic Club 9, 10, ll. Glee Club 9, 10,
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mmmcn Jonsson "Larry"
Photolytic Club 12. H1-Lite 12.
ROBERT JOHNSON "Louie", 'Johnee'
Clase Trees. 10, Y. P. 11.
ROLLINE JOHXSCN 'lollie'
Campfire-Pr. 11, 12. Photolytic Club
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Science Club 9, 10. H1-Bite 12.
RUTH JOHNSON 'Short People'
Noon Recreation 10.
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CAROL!!! IELLRIIAN 'Iittyf
Glee Club 9, 10, 11, 12.
MIRWYN KELLY 'Two Gun'
H1-Y 10, 11, 12.
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ILIANOR IULLHIU 'lor'
STDHEN XURTZ 'Steve'
F. I. L. 11, 12.
CONSTANCI LUND 'Connie'
Cleo Club 9, 11, 12.
EDWARD IALIHEH 'Swede'
mmm Mannion 'nic'
Dramatic Club 10, 11, 12
DELOBIS IEYIRSON 'Gul'
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ILEAIOR MONSON 'llune'
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football 10, 11, 12.
DOROTHY REED 'Dot'
Latin Club 12.
LILA ROBERTS 'Dedo'
Home lc. Club 10.
WILLIAII ROXSHAUSEN "Bill", 'Butch'
' ll-Y 10, ll, 12. l'. 1. A. 9, 10, 11,
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BEVERLY TIISTOL 'Bev'
FRANCIS VERHJGT 'Duck' ,
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Band 9, 10, 11, 12. Radio Club -Chief ' A
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Home Economics Club 12.
LAIBIIICB IL! 'Bill' Q, Z
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CAROLINE IOLIOBD 'Carol', 'Carrie'
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alan sometime during the yur: Betty
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lot pictured: Glenn Davies, Lawrence
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lst: Harold Nelson, Allan Pearson, Charles Warner, Kay Carlstrom
k L r Mr Johnson, Robert Garrity,
Znd: Kenneth Haugen, Jac. aye , .
AITKIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Mr. Aaron Lundblad, President, Mr. A. E. Wick-
man, Clerk, Mr. J. A. Petraborg, Treasurerg Mr.
Roy A. Tiffany, Mr. Ernest Pearson, Mr. Chas.
The Board of Education meets regularly the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month. The meetings are
held in the office
Senior High School
o'c1ock, P. M.
of the superintendent in the
Building, beginning at eight
Mr. L. C. Murray -
- - - - - - - Superintendent
Office Phone 105. Residence Phone 278R.
- - - - Elementary Principal
Ruth Russell - - -
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Wilhelm Aanestad ----- Junior High Principal
Esmond, North Dakota
Joseph Anfinson ------ Senior High Principal
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Marie Corrigan --------- English, French
Neva Hardin -------- - -World History
Flandreau. South Dakota
Hugo Helmdahl --------- ---- Biology
Raldo Johnson ----- Chemistry, Physics, Radio
Joyce Paul ----------- English, Speech
Robert Schultz - - -' ----- American History
Marvin Skaurud ----- Social Science, German
Raymond Stumvoll ------'--- Mathematics
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
- - uman and Natural Conservation
""' , V K Dean of Men
Jerome Johnson ------- Jr.H.S. Mathematics
Little Sauk, Minnesota
Edith Kjalstrom- - - Junior H.S. English, Latin
Ernest Madson- -Business Relations k Occupatios
Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
Helen O'Rourke ------ Jr. H.S. English, Art
Duluth, Minnesota Dean of Women
Esther Warner ---- - - - History, Geography
Agnes Aastad --------- Shorthand, Typing
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Edward Chinnock- - - Ind. Arts, Jr.H.S. Science
Irene Gast ----------- Home Economics
Erling Herman -------- Instrumental Music
DeLamere, North Dakota
Barbara Hopkins ---- Girls' Phys.Ed., Science
F. C. Kaplan ------------ Agriculture
Edith Nemmers ---------- Home Economics
Bird Island, Minnesota
Dorothy Prahl -------- "" Librarian
Morton Presting ------ English, Vocal Music
East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Irvin Smart- Phys.Ed.Dlrector, Coach-B.B.,Track
Clarice Solum- - -Bookkeeping, Bus. Prln. 3 Law
Verne Tyrrell ----
- - - - - -Industrial Arts
Elmer Wilke ----------- Football Coach
St. Paul, Minnesota
lngeborg Stensgaard --------- First Grade
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
Ethel Johnson ------ First and Second Grade
Genevieve Green ---------- Second Grade
International Falls, Minnesota
Rosemary Kasparek- - - - Third and Fourth Grade
Little Falls, Minnesota
Kathryn Turnblad --------- Fourth Grade
Lake Park, Minnesota
Darline Huntley ----------- Fifth Grade
Carolyn Groves ------ Fifth and Sixth Grade
Frances Breen ------------ Sixth Grade
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Head Janitor - Edmund Henderson, Assistants -
Erick Ogreen, Conrad Angermo, Erick Hags
and Eric Anderson g
SENIOR HIGH CURRICULUM
SUBJECT COURSE GRADUATION
THESE SUBJECTS MUST BE TATCEN 1'
Engllsh X.... ...... ...............lO..........I
English XI.. ............... .. ....ll .... ...l
English XII..... ....l2.... ...l
World History .... . .... ............lO.... ...l
American History.. ..... ...........ll.... ...l
Introduction to Social Science....l2. ..... ....l
Physical Education......., ..... ....lO..........O
YOU SELECT SUBJECTS'DESIRED FRoM'THIs LIST
Latin 1 a Il ........ ......... .... .Ib4Il-i2....I
French 1 R ll .... ...... ...........ll-l2.......l
German 1 k ll... .... . ....ll-l2.......l
Speech. ..... . ......... ....ll-l2.......1
Elementary A1gebra.... ....lO .... ......l
Plane Geometry....... ....lO..........l
Advanced Algebra.... ....ll or l2....l
Solid Geometry. ...... ....ll or l2....
Plane Trigonometry... ....ll or 12....
Biology........ .... ....lO..........l
Chemistry... ...... ....ll or l2....l
Physics......... ........ ..........l1 or l2....l
Radio... ....... ..... ......... .....ll or 12....l
Music Appreciation CBand or VocalJlO-ll-l2....f
Art... .......... .... .... .... ...... lO-ll-l2....1
Industrial Arts ll......... ...... .l0..........l
Industrial Arts 1ll...............ll or l2....l
Ind. Arts-Building Trades Course..ll or l2....l
Home Economics IV:
Textiles k Garment Making.......lO or ll
Dietetics k Meal Planning.......lO or ll
Home Economics, Advanced.... ...... ll or 12
Agriculture ll, lll, k lV.... ....lO-ll-12
Economic Geography. ......... ......lO......
Business Principles and Law.......l2......
Bookkeeping.................. .... ...
Shorthand l................. .... ...
Typing l......... . .... ......
Personal Typing.. .... I. ..... .... ......
Band--First and Second ....... .... -ll-12
Orchestra--First and Second ..... .. -ll-12
Glee Clubs ............ ....... ....lO-ll-12
lO ll 12
Instrumental Classes........ .... - -
Stenography ll.. .... ... ....l2......
SEE BACK OF RAN BOOK FOR ,
NINTH GRADE CURRICULUM
Back Row: Ackerman, E. Bailey, M. Bailey, Baker, Beauneir, E. Beck, I.
Beck, Beneke, Bergeron, J. Blakesley.
4th Row: Mr. Schultz, L. Blakesley, Boudreau, Boyd, Brenzek, Brown, Bunt,
Burman, Carr, Cartie, Chatelle, Chouinard.
5rd Row: E. Christensen, M. Christiansen, Claggett, Cline, Cole, Collin, W
Collins, Crawford, Dahms, Deal, Deuermeyer, Dotzler, Dougherty.
2nd Row: Ekman, Enberg, E. Erickson, L. Erickson, Flake, D. Franzen, Fos1
sen, G. Franzen, V. Franzen, L. Gray.
Front Row: Gruhlke, Haapanen, Hamel, Haney, Hansen, Hanson, Haverl, Hen-
rickson, Hlawek, Holder, Hunter.
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Back Row: Jacobson, E. Johnson, H. Johnson, J. Johnson, M. Johnson, S. Johnson,
Kehoe, Keim, Kelsey, Kullhem, Larson, Livingston. ,
4th Row: Lundberg, Mahoney, Meacham, Miller, Moore, Moritz, W. Murtaugh, A. Mur-
taugh, Nelson, E. Olds, R. Olds.
3rd Row: Perry, E. Peterson, R. Peterson, Peysar, Richardson, Risberg, Schandorff,
Seppanen, J. Sjodin, V. Sjodin, Smith, Miss Koepke.
2nd Rowg Spaid, Spencen Steece, Steele, Stenberg, Stewart, Stine, Swanson, Sugrue,
Fron2mRow: Tierney, Ware, Wagner, Warner, Weiderholt, Welton, Wharton, Wold, Wil-
Not on the pictures: Beecher, Bozych, Cassady, Christensen, Christian, Chrlstman,
Eng, Gobel, Jacobs, Johnson, Lind, Opal Taft, Oral Taft, Ward.
, nman, Hodgdon, Hoelz, Holm-
, owe, R. Howe, Hunt, Hunter, Hyytinen, Nina Jackson, Norma Jack-
Back Row: n. Jacobson,
L. Jacobson, Jenks, C. Johnson, E. John-
son, V. Johnson, Johnston, Julum, Kelly, Ketcham, Kilmer, Kullhem,
4th Row: Larson, Lemire, Lowrey, Lund, MacDonald, Machon, Maydole, Meyerson, Miles, Mlshler, M.
Monson, R. Monson, Moody, Nelson, Nielson.
6rd Row: Nordean, Nygaard, Oaks, L. O'Ne1l, P. O'Ne1l, Otis, Oxley, Pavek, A. Peterson, D. Peter-
son, E. Peterson, Plunkett, Roberts, Richardson, B. Ryan, J. Ryan.
2nd Row: Mr. Herman, Saastamoinen, Schanno, Scharrer, Scott, Shisler, Skinner, Smith, Specht, D.
Spengler, E. Spengler, Stapp, Steece, Stellmaker, St. Martin, M. Swanson, W. Swanson.
Front Row: Swehla, Terry, Tibbetts, Torberg, Twistol, Vandervest, Warriner, Wharton, White, Wick-
strom, Wold, Yager, Yoeman, Yoemans, Ziske.
Not on the pictures: B il
a ey, Baker, Bartz, Baty, Bodin, Christensen, Dziuk, Graton, Hendrickson,
Hulln, Larson, Mack, Mackaman, H. McAn1nch, R. McAninCh, Monson, Olson, Phillips, Pruner, Rice,
Ronshausen, Rossman, Rustad, Simpson, Sullivan, Swanson, Swedberg, Tarr, Oaks, Doty.
Back Row: Aklestad, Albers, Alfa, D. Anderson,
M. Anderson, O. Anderson, R. Anderson, Ayres, Andrews, Barneveld, Beal,
Beall, D. Berggren, I. Berggren.
4th Row: Bergeron, Brown, Carlstrom, Carter, Chouinard, Christensen, Christ-
man, Cline, Cluff, Curtis, Dahlquist, Dangers, Davis.
5rd Row: Miss Corrigan, Dotzler, Dragovich, Duzan, Ecklund, Erlandson, Es-
tensen, Forsman, Franzen, Frost, Giesler, Grandon, Grubb.
2nd Row: Gruenhagen, Hagman, Hagstrom, Hall, Hamdorf, Hamel, L. Hanson, L.
Hansen, M. Hanson, Harms, P. Hatch, L. Hatch, Marie Heaser, Marjorie Heas-
Front Row: Hendricks, Henrickson, Hillman H1
quist E. H
Y Anderson, Baldwin,
Back Row: F. Anderson, .
Banks, Beecher, Berlien, Bonneville, Borgman, Bodine, F. Brodhead, W.
Brodhead, Brennan, Bowlds, Burman, Brown.
4th Row: Burr, Butler, Carlson, Carroll, Cartie, Chatelle, Chord, Chrising-
er, M. Christensen, R. Christensen, L. Collin, M. Collin, Cooley.
3rd Rows Dahlman, Damar, Davies, Dotzler, Ecklund Edwards, Eklund, Elshire,
Franzen Gabrielson, Garrity.
Engquist, Erllng, Fossum, ,
G bb Gruenhagen, Halgrimson, Halvorse ,
2nd Rows Groepel, Gross, ru ,
R. Hanson, Haskins, Haugen, Hasskamp, Henderson, Hillman, Holm.
Front Row: Holmbeck, Horst, Houwman, Howard, Insley, Jarvis, C. Johnson,
J h son R. Johnson, Judge, Keath, Kehoe, Kelly.
Back Row: Kelsey, Kid-
der, Kullhem, Kopp, Layer, Lind, Linn,
Loken, Lueck, Lundberg, Lyman, Malinen,Manchester, Mickey, Mil-
4th Row: Morgan, Moritz, Mushel, Nelson, Niemi, Nix, E. Olson, N. Olson, O'Ne1l, Paul-
sen, Oppelt, Pearson, B. Peterson, E. Peterson, Peysar, Wingerson.
3rd Row: Piispanen, Ratcliffe, Revard, Reynolds, Rider, Riley, Risberg, Robak, Robbie, Ronnei,
Sandberg, Scharrer, Scheuneman, Schoonmaker, Shaffner, Jackson, Wingerson.
2nd Row: Schutz, Sharratt, Sherman,,Sm1th, Spencer, Spengler, Squire, Stanfield, Stapp, Stewart,
St. Martin, Swanson, Thurston, Tierney, Tollefson. f
Front Row: Twistol, Villeneuve, Villnow, Voller, Voltz, Vorce, Ware, Wathern, Williams, B. Woodrow,
F. Woodrow, Wright, Young, Watters, Sanford. '
Not on the pictures: Barneveld, Beck, Beers, Chatelle, Christensen, Graton, Hanson, Henkel, Kelly,
Magnuson, Marpe, Monse, Olds, Peterson, Reynolds, Roblnette, Rassatt, Sandbeck,
.W er Wathern Weljanen, Welbanks, Wes-
Schindele, Skappel, Stewart, Torgerson, Viebahn, Ward, arn , ,
terlund, Weston, Vanstrom, Miller.
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Music is probably more universal in its
appeal than any one factor in our cultural life
today. In its best forms, it arouses our fin-
est and best emotions, giving vent to them
through satisfying expression. It stimulates
the imagination, frees and rests the mind, up-
lifts the spirit, and unifles effort.
Since the influence of good music is bene-
ficial to adults in proportion to their contact
with it in childhood, and since we are helping
the child of today to become a good citizen of
tomorrow, it behooves us to consider the neces-
sity of musical instruction from early child-
hood to adulthood.
Few children will be ultimately performing
musicians, but the great mass of children
should learn to listen, to understand, and to
enjoy the best in musical expression.
Music is being enjoyed by millions today
who didn't have an opportunity to enjoy it a
few years ago. It is taking an important place
in our educational systems--which is as it
should be, if education is to fit one to live
a more happy and wholesome life.
There is no sound reason why music should
not be taught in our public schools, from the
primary grades thru high school. As Rubenstein
says, nThe study of the musical language is
like the study of all other languages, he whc
learns it in infancy can become a master of it,
but at an advanced age it is almost impossible
to acquire 1t'.
The Aitkin Public Schools is making it
possible for every student who so desires to
take part in some form of music. In the lower
grades the Tonette class offers an opportunity
for very little cost and gives the student a
foundation for further study. For the upper
grades, below the Junior High School, there is
the grade band which gives the student training,
on a regular band instrument and experience in
playing band music. The first and second bands
comprise students from both the Junior and Sen-
ior High Schools. The High School Band has
just completed a very successful year in which
it appeared before the Parent Teachers Associa-
tion at its state meeting in Duluth and was in-
vited to take part in the ceremonies honoring
the King and Queen of England at Fort William,
Canada. It, of course, has appeared at all
athletic contests and has taken part in many
programs in Aitkin.
The band officers for 1958-1959 were: Flo-
rence Risberg, presidentg Donald Higbee, secre-
taryg Bruce Wakefleld,asslstant conductorg Bar-
bara Larson, librariang Thomas Cline, sergeant-
The bands are looking forward to next year
when they will move into their new rehearsal
rooms in the new building. These rooms will be
scientifically constructed and acoustically
treated in such a way as to afford the student
instruction under the best of conditions. With
these improvements it is our hope that the
various bands will continue to grow and pro-
gress and that interest in music in our schools
and community will reach a new high.
Our school, being aware of the values of a
musical education, maintains through its glee
clubs and vocal ensembles, opportunities, for
interested pupils, in the development and
appreciation of vocal music.
The following were members of the grade
band: Joyce Ellig, John Murray, Marjorie Saw-
yer, Elisabeth Ratcliffe, Jean Stutleberg, Ger-
aldine Dozark, Patricia Megarry, Fred Olson,
Stanley Benson, Billy Hudson,Carrol1 Oien,.Don-
ald Wickman, Bobby Wickman, Eldon Shaffer,
Billy Lovegren, and Jack Hanlon.
The following boys and girls comprise the
Tonette Band: Sterling Benson, Jean MacDonald,
Jean Wakefield, Georgia Wilson, Lois Marmon,
Richard Megarry, Howard Tarr, Patricia Erland-
son, Joanne Klee, Jack Nelson, Mildred Way,
Gerald Mushel, Patrick Plunkett, Jack Cline,
Eugene Anderson, Phyllis Chatelle, Cora Riley,
Jerry Petraborg, Lorraine Newton, Jeanne Ander-
son, Robert Herrick, Raymond Bennett,
Wolff, Gloria Dlouhy, Melvin Watson, Joan Pin-
nell, Elaine Lofgren, Esther Johnson, Ruth Ol-
son, James Alfs, Maribeth Dotzler, Charles Tif-
fany, Milton Vlolett, Adeline Watson, Leonard
Schroeder, Muriel Tarr, Clifford Grubb, Richard
Roden, Harold Schave,- Leslie Geving, Arlene
Wolff. Miss Green and Mr. Herman are the di-
SENIOR HIGH GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
The following girls sang with the Senior
High Girls' Glee Club: Jean Beall, Anita Carl-
strom, Alice Foreman, Margaret Hanson, Eliza-
beth Johnson, Luella Julum, Lorraine Lafferty,
Alice Nygaard, Dorothy Peterson, Rosemary Mon-
son, Dorothy Ziske, Patricia Larson, Mary
Schanno, Ardele Steece, Frances Copley, Carolyn
Kellerman, Elin Johnson, Lois Sugrue, Constance
JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
The following girls sang with the Junior
High Girls' Glee Club: Betty Jane Parks, Helen
Pittman, Leota Kelly, June Nesbit, Adele Acker-
man, Irene Wagner, Pauline Wagner, Rachel Rice,
Colleen Fleming, Marguerite Bye, Helen Bain,
Pearl Kreiner, Glyndora Erlandson, Eileen West-
This year's basketball activities stress-
PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
All students showed gains in weight and
height throughout the year, averaging from 7 to
12 pounds and from l to 6 inches in height.
All popular sports were covered during the
year with fundamentals, rules, and team play
being specially stressed.
Posture, weight, and height were checked
regularly. Some tumbling and games of lower
organization were also included in the yearly
With barely a handful of experienced can-
didates as a nucleus, football practice was
started a week before school began. Approxi-
mately 45 boys answered the call, 35 of these
showing the necessary spirit to stick lt out
for the entire season. From the standpoint of
actual victories the season cannot be called a
success. However, from the standpoint of im-
provement ln technique and determination it was
a success. Football should be better for next
fall since there will be 22 experienced men
ed the teaching of the simple fundamentals of
the game to as many students as possible. Prac-
tices were held for all boys from the fifth
grade up through high school. About sixty to
eighiyboys received supervised instruction in
this sport. Old basketballs have been recon-
ditioned and weather-proofed and given out to
about twenty boys throughout the school dis-
trict. Better players are expected in the next
few years. Our season's hi-lites were our two
victories over McGregor High School. Twelve of
the fifteen 'A'squad members will be back for
competition next year.
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
The following boys were members of the
junior high basketball team: Richard Kopp-L,
Harold Mushel-L, Willard Lofgren-L, Charles
Sanford-L, Charles Warner-L, Allan Pearson-L,
Robert Kane-L, B111 Cline-L, Kay Carlstrom-L,
Donald Hendricks-L, Charles Hanson-L, William
Christensen-L, William Beal-L, Herbert Carlson
-L. Russell Oxley and Robert Anderson also
played basketball on the junior high team.
Only two games were played but these boys
were out regularly and deserve commendation for
Track activities this year were confined
mostly to physical education classes and the
annual Hi-Y Pentathlon. The Pentathlon this
year produced new records in all of the five
events besides having a new record for contest-
aries. About 150 to 160 boys tookan active
part in the event this year as compared to 106
Steve Kurtz, senior broad jumper, placed
second in the district meet with a ju p of
nineteen feet and two inches. Other entrants
in the district meet were Eugene and Ralph Howq
Burton Stuart, Oscar Anderson, and Duane Haney.
NOON HOUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Our noon hour athletic PPUSTBE this Year
had a much larger membership than that of a
year ago. This year we had from 100 to 120 boys
taking an active part ln our league competitimm
The fall program consisted of a soccer league
and a touch football league. The winter program
was confined to an interesting eight team bas-
ketball tournament which created quite a bit
of enthusiasm from spectators as well as play-
ers. On some days the teams played before
crowds of noon-hour students numbering near two
and three hundred. This spring our program was
filled with a kitten-ball tournament and, de-
spite the torn-up playground space, much ri-
valry and competition were in evidence.
The officers for this. year were Douglas
Cline-president and Pete Houwman--secretary-
The Girls' Athletic Association is an or-
ganization for girls who are interested in
sports and recreation--who play for the fun of
playing with others and for the game itself--
not for individual glory and reward.
The dues are 25! for the year or 15d for a
semester or any part of the
are used to buy the numerals
which are given to the girls
This money ls also used for
portation to the G.A.A. High
year. These dues
and letter awards,
the club's trans-
School Play Dey at
the University of Minnesota in the fall.
The girls who have earned 500 points will
have the privilege of attending Winter Camp
fweek-endl at their own expense. Those who have
earned 250 points will have the privilege of
attending Summer Camp for one week at their own
expense. This camp period will give the girls
a chance to apply the knowledge they have gain-
ed throughout the year and to use the initia-
tive a recreational program is supposed to de-
velop. Points are given for swimming, hiking,
and so forth, all of which fit in very nicely
with a camp program.
The colors of the G.A.A. are the reverse
of the colors on the boys' awards. This is so
they can be distinguished one from the other.
A G.A.A. dinner is held at the end of the
year for the purpose of granting the awards and
of giving team recognition.
There will be a Junior High and a Senior
High Club. Points earned in Junior Gym Club
can be applied to the numeral earned by three
year's participation or 900 points - 300 of
these points or ninth grade work can be carried
over to Senior High G.A.A.
Points may be earned through class activi-
ties or noon recreation. The following points
may be earned in Senior High G.A.A.: president-
50 points, secretary-25 points,
points, captain-25 points. lOO points entitles
member to buy a pin Cl5dJ, 500 points entitles
a member to an emblem, and 1000 points entitles
a member to a large 'An.
Not more than 300 points may be earned in
a year excepting points earned as captain, of-
ficers, sports head, and life-saving.
During the past year the girls partici-
pated in such sports as kitten-ball, field ball,
volley-ball, basketball, ping-pong, and track
to earn their awards. The high light of the
year was the basketball .tournament between the
Noon Recreation group and the G.A.A. The G.A.A.
were the victors of two games out of the three
Next year, under the new program, the girls
will be able to specialize in certain fields.
So here's to a large membership!
The officers of the Girls' Athletic Asso-
ciation for the year 1938-1959 were: Jean Beall,
presidentg Blanche Moore, secretaryg and Miss
, ig! ,QL
, Esther Dangers
"" Outstanding Girl-
The Rooters' Club was organized this year
for the purposes of stimulating school spirit
ln the student body and of creating an organ-
ized section for the games.
The club is an honorary elective organiza-
tion with the returning members of the club
making up the list of possible candidates and
then submitting it to the faculty advisory com-
mittee. This committee then decides on the
candidates and returns the list of accepted
candidates to the club for a unanimous election.
The Rooter King or Queen is selected by
competition and is judged by a committee made
up of the following: the four class presidents,
two non-competing club representatives, two
members of the advisory committee, and Superin-
To be eligible for club membership a per-
son must have a 'C' average, must be able to
attend all practices and meetings, must have
outfits lslacks by members, sweaters by schooll,
and must have health o.k.'d by the physical ed-
The faculty advisory com ittee is appoint-
ed by the club adviser and is approved by the
superintendent. The club adviser is appointed
by the superintendent and is considered chair-
man of the group.
The officers of the club and their duties
are, president -not a senior and not the Rooter
King or Queen, is to act as host or hostess,
representing the school at all times, vice-pres
ident - takes the president's place when pres-
ident is absent, is to act as Student Council
representative, secretary - is to keep notes of
the club's activities and attendance, is to
catalogue yells and songs, and is to carry on
correspondence, treasurer - is to handle all
funds and financial matters, program chairman -
is to arrange for the pepfest programs, Hi-Lite
Reporter - is to report the club's activities
to the Hi-Lite.
Anyone with three unexcused absences will
be dropped from the club for the remainder of
the year. The vacancy is filled by the ordina-
ry procedure of selecting members.
Officers of the Rooters' Club during the
past year were: Beatrice Christensen, presi-
dent, and Miss Hopkins, adviser.
NATIONAL FORENSIC LEAGUE
The National Forensic League, an h0n0T
society for the promotion of inter-scholastic
debate, oratory, and other forms of public
speaking, ls one of the two speech
tions active in the Aitkin schools.
a member of the League a student
scholastically in the upper two-thirds of his
class and must have participated in enough
outer-scholastic forensic contests to have
earned twenty credit points. After he becomes
an active member he continues to earn points
and may be awarded the degrees of Honor, Excel-
lence, and Distinction. '
The local chapter entered nine contestants
in the State Tournament which was held at West
High School of Minneapolis on April 12, 13, 14.
Patty Larson, humorous entry, was among the few
semi-finalists who were chosen to give readings
over radio station WTCN.
The debate team, composed of Bernhard Er-
ling, Franklin Draper, Irene Johnson, and Arvel
Steece, won second place in the tournament and
in doing so became eligible to enter the Na-
tional Tournament held at Beverly Hills, Cali-
fornia, in June.
Full members of the National Forensic
League were, Patty Larson, Bernhard Erling,
Arvel Steece, and Franklin Draper. The follow-
ing are registered and have earned some of the
necessary 20 points: Elin Johnson, Duane Haney,
Robert Jeronimus, Irene Johnson, Dorothy Peter-
son, Emily Ann Plunkett, and Catherine Tierney.
DRAMATIC AND SPEECH CLUB
The Senior High School Dramatic Club was
enlarged in 1958 to include students interested
in other speech activities. The purpose of the
organization remained the same--to encourage
interest and participation in dramatics and
speech and to provide funds for the speech ac-
tivities of the senior high school.
The members took part in six one-act plays
during the year, one of which was entered in
the district One-act Play Contest held at
Brainerd. Their other activities included the
sponsoring of candy sales, a movie, and an as-
The officers for 1958-39 were Letha Galar-
neault, president, Robert Johnson, vice-pres1-
dent, Pauline Tully, secretary.
JUNIOR HIGH DRAMATIC CLUB
The Junior High Dramatic Club was organ-
ized according to the point system this year.
Each person participating in activities re-
ceived merit points. The club presented two
one-act pla --'Wh, H b t' d '
Darlingu. li addxtiog 920 tils, Egg Pigggggg
participated in the annual declamatory work.
The officers of the Junior High Dramatic
Club for 1958-59 were: Yvonne Anderson, presi-
dent, Beverly Woodrow, secretary-treasurer, and
Miss Kjalstrom, adviser.
The Societas Latina continued its activi-
ties this year with the following officers:
Patty Larson-president, Lydia Hyytinen-v1ce-
president, Alice Hanson-secretary, Helen Dahms-
treasurer, Nancy Ann Warner - student council
Meetings were held Tuesday noons so that
the bus students might be able to attend. A
number of Latin songs were learned and Roman
customs were studied. The Roman Banquet cul-
minated the activities of the club for the yean
Since radio first became a school
'Our Program This Year ' Included ini'
tiation service,serving style show and
activity in l930, the Radio Club has
made its home in the old quarter, back gf
the auditorium. This year howeven two new
ro ms were built thus giving the Radio Club a
much more convenient and sightly headquarters.
The Radlolites continued this year with Robgrt
Stellmaker as president. Bernerd Vandervest
acted as secretary-treasurer and Bruce Wake-
field was operator and student council re re-
sentative. The club meets twice a week.
Hi-Voltage Radio Club was organized by
those who could meet at noon. The club meets
at 12x60 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Its
officers are Harris Hagman, president, Gerald
Wharton, secretary-treasurerg Chester Swanson,
sergeant-at-armsg Warren Sternitzke, student
One meeting weekly in both groups has been
devoted to radio instruction and considerable
experimentation has been carried on.
Three candy sales and the sale of old ap-
paratus have been the means of raising funds to
purchase a Hallicrafter Sky Champion receiver
which, in addition to the 30-watt phone trans-
mitter already in service, gives us some really
high grade equi ment. It is housed in a hand-
some cabinet specially constructed for it. This
year the license for the station was renewed
under the call letters WQYHI, Lynn Ulman-opera-
tor. Bruce Wakefield, WQKGT, the club opera-
tor, has made many nice contacts with other
stations, both at school and on his home trans-
The radio club furnishes an opportunity
for all boys from the sophomore year and up to
become familiar with this interesting hobby.
Anyone who is interested should apply through
R. R. Johnson, adviser.
AITKIN HOME ECONOMICS CLUB
Our Motto - We believe in minds that think,
hearts that love, and hands that help.
Our Colors - Red and White.
Our Flower - The rose.
Our Pledge - I pledge my loyalty to the
Aitkin Home Economics Association, promise to
uphold its aims and ideals, and to serve my
home, school, com unity, state,and nation when-
ever and however I can.
Our Purpose - To foster high ideals of
home life and appreciation for home lifeg to
form a connecting link between school and homeg
to develop interest in the home economics de-
partmentg to provide opportunity for experience
in carrying responsibilityg to develop team
work, friendship, personality, leadership,self-
reliance, initiative, social poise, and profes-
sional lnterestg to take an active part as a
club in worthwhile school and community activi-
Our Membership - Any girl in the senior
high school is eligible as a member. New mem-
bers are taken into the club at the beginning
of each semester.
Our Dues - Membership dues are fifteen
cents a semester, payable before the half of
Our Meetings - Regular meetings are held
every second and fourth Wednesday of the month
at noon in the home economics department.
tea,a visit to a beauty parlor. Thanks'
giving menus and customs, home economics
people, Christmas party, sewing hobbies.
decorative stitches, talk on European travels,
pen pals,1mproving our own room, home economics
in other lands, and a Bpring Picnic'
Our Trip - Twenty-five girls attended the
State Home Economics Club Convention at the
University of Minnesota on April 16. Aitkin
had the largest delegation and came the far-
The officers of the club the past year
were: Ruth Swehla, president, Elizabeth Bodle,
vice-presidentg Marie Heaser, secretary: Alice
Cole, treasurer. Miss Koepke was the adviser.
Honors - Marjorie Heaser was elected His-
torian of the State High School Home Economics
Club. The following girls received certifi-
cates of award for their service in the Home
Economics CIub this years Burneatta Brown,
Gertrude Collins, Marjorie Heaser,Rolline John-
son, Clarice Judge, Ruth Swehla, Irma Wathern,
TH PHOTOLYTIC CLUB
The members of the Stamp Club, feeling
that stamp collecting did not offer a broad
enough field of interest, reorganized as a
girls' science group with photography as a spe-
cial hobby. They meet every Monday evening at
7:30 to perform experiments and to take pic-
tures. Their more serious work has been varied
by several pleasant social meetings including a
nature study lecture by Mrs. W. P. Kelts, and a
dinner and theater party with the radio club
members. The club expects to spend a week at
Camp McDonald this summer.
The officers for 1958-39 were Barbara
Larson, presidentg Rollins Johnson, secretary-
treasurerg Helen Dahms, student council repre-
sentativeg R. R. Johnson, adviser.
THE CLIT CLUB
The name of the Clit Club stands for the
words 'Country Life in Town' and is a club or-
ganized for out-of-town girls. The purpose of
the club is to provide two evenings of recrea-
tion each month for girls who are staying in
In the Clit Club the girls have a chance
to gain valuable experience in leadership, pub-
lic speaking, hospitality, and they have an op-
portunity to form lasting friendships. The
year's meetings are arranged so that one meet-
ing each month is a social meeting. This meet-
ing usually takes the form of a picnic or a
simple party. The other meeting of the month
is devoted to the study of a topic of general
interest. Guest speakers and members of the
club discuss such subjects as hobbies, person-
ality, current events, and music and drama.
The club helped to sponsor the High School
Vocational Conference this year and each year
is entitled to send delegates to the Arrowhead
Older Girls' Conference. The officers were:
Lorraine Johnson, presidentg Florence Crabtree,
vice-presidentg Ethel Scheuneman, secretary-
treasurerg Helen Nelson, representative to stu-
dent councllg Miss 0'Rourke, adviser.
THE HI S- xi?
'Y CLUB 'gl ps- BOY scoufrs os AMERICA
1 The H1-Y club has as its platform lQt22::: Tha past year., advancement in rank mn
C ea? speech' clean sports clean schol'-Mxxrxa, l'x',, merit badges for Troop No. 52 has not
ersh P and Clean living- It end6aV0PS to been surpassed for many years. Several
extend to its members a better conception
of Christian democracy.
We began the year with a new adviser and
twenty new members. Throughout the year we
attended the National H1-Y Congress at Berea,
Kentucky. Bernhard Erling and Franklin Draper
were our delegates. We also sent a delegation
to the Older Boys' Conference at Brainerd. This
spring Murray Hunter attended the area Hi-Y
Congress at Camp Iduahapi.
Some of our more important meetings of the
year were our Hi-Y induction, the Mothers' and
Sons' banquet and the Vocational Congress. In
the latter event we cooperated with the Clit
Club in providing an afternoon of vocational
discussion groups for the senior high school.
The officers for the year were: Franklin
Draper, president, Paul Beyreuther, vicefpresi-
dent, Bernhard Erling, secretary, Robert John-
son, treasurerg Burton Boudreau, sergeant-at -
armsg Mr. Bensen, adviser.
More than two million members enjoy the
comradeship and pleasure of the Camp Fire or-
ganization. Dr. and Mrs. Gulick organized and
founded Camp Fire in l9ll and now there are
Camp Fire girls in 22 different countries.
In Aitkin there are over sixty active Camp
Fire girls who are divided into three groups:
Dakonya, Unaliyi, and Tam1Koda. The girls have
been very active in earning honors and promo-
tions. This year's birthday project is Ameri-
cana. The TamiKoda Group was organized for the
out-of-Town girls. The guardians for the groups
in Aitkin are as follows: Tam1Koda-Miss Hopkinq
Dakonya - Miss Stensgaard - guardian, Miss Lee-
assistant guardiang Unaliyi-Miss Johnson-guard-
ian, Miss Russell - assistant guardian.
A group of younger girls organized by Miss
Groves as a Bluebird group has bSBn doing BC'
tive work for several years.
The Dakonya officers are Barbara Kilmer,
presldentg Maxine Peterson, vice-presidentg Vio-
let Burman, secretary-treasurer, Verna Thomas,
scr1be,He1en Pittman, representative to student
Members of the Dakonya Camp Fire Group are
Yvonne Anderson, Lois Armstead, Jean Beall,
Violet Burman, Anita Carlstrom, Florine Erick-
son, Allce Hanson, Lorna Jean Henderson, Betty
Jane Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Luella Julu ,
Barbara Kilmer, Patricia Larson, Betty Ann
Miller, Maxine Peterson, Emily Ann Plunkett,
Dorothy Mae Ratcliffe, Marilyn Tollefson, Iris
Welbanks, Beverly Woodrow, Helen Jane Hulin.
The officers for the TamiKoda group were
Nancy Warner, presldentg Rolline Johnson, treas
urer, Meta Horst, secretary: Ardele Steece, stu
dent council representative.
The officers of the Unaliyi Camp Phe group
for the year 1938-59 were: Agnes Chaika, presi-
dentg Donna Flood, vice-president3Elene Nelson,
secretaryg Verna Thomas, scribe.
contests between the three patrols stimu-
lated much activity. This spring when Tom Lar-
son returned from-Europe, he presented a hand-
some plaque to be awarded monthly to the patrol
showing the most advancement, so it is expected
that the coming year will also be outstanding.
During the last year the Scouts enjoyed a
week at Camp McDonald in July and a week-end
at the Camp during Christmas vacation. Several
attended the district camp at Itasca State
Park. They also participated in several suc-
cessful Courts of Honor including one at Aitkin
where the local troop was awarded the district
banner. During the Boy Scout Week an enjoyable
Parent-Scout banquet was held.
The troop consists of three patrols as
follows: 'Cougar' -Murray Hunter-patrol leader,
Richard Kopp, Robert Kane, Jerome Baldwin, Kay
Carlstrom, Jerry Ziske, Kenneth Haugen,. and
Charles Hanson are the other members. 'Pan-
ther' - Henry Riley-patrol leaderg Russell Ox-
ley, Eddie Engquist, Art Brown, Donald Murphy,
Harold Risberg, Otto Werner, Douglas Walton,
Omer Tibbetts - members. 'Pine Tree' - Allan
Pearson-patrol leaderg Bob Garritg Byron Peter-
son,To my Tierney, James Ziske, Charles Warner,
Dale Hartman, Charles Sanford, Paul Huff, Ed
Garrity, Jr., Reginald Vanstrom-members. Offi-
cers are Arvel Steece-assistant Scout Master,
Ray Baker-Senior Patrol Leader. Floyd Holden
ably carries on the troop as Scout Master with
R. R. Johnson as assistant Scout Master.
THE TRAVEL CLUB
The Travel Club was organized in 1957 and
is a senior branch of The Caravan which has its
headquarters in New York City. Any senior high
student may join providing he or she has at
least one foreign pen pal with whom regular cor
respondence is maintained.
Promoting world peace, becoming acquainted
with people of other lands: learning other na-
t1on's customs, habits, traditions, and history
through correspondence--these are the main pur-
poses of the club. The club has contact with'
pen pals in over thirty countries at present.
Meetings are held on Thursday evenings at
7 o'clock. Travel talks are enjoyed throughout
the year, given by people who have visited for-
eign courtries and letters are read at the meet
ings. The 'Dinner of All Nations' and the
spring exhibit are the annual affairs of the
club. At the former, each member contributes a
dish famous in some country. This year the ex-
hibit was held as part of the P.T.A, Hobby Show.
Letters, post cards, clippings, magazines, hand-
kerchiefs, lace and plaid articles, compacts,
jewelry, serapes, hats, dishes, ash trays, and
monkey-skins were among the many highly treasur-
ed glfts on display received from pen frlendscr
secured while on trips.
Betty Lou Hunter is president of the club,
Jeanette Johnson, vice-presidentg Catherine Ack-
erman, secretary-trearurerg Catherine Tierney,
student council representativeg Opal Beauneir,
Irene Johnson Miss Corrigan
Franklin Draper . Arvel Steece Bernhard Erling
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2nd Row: 3rd Row: 4th Row: 5th Row:
Mr. Herman L. Hanson C. Sanford R. Lowrey
K. Nelson A. Pearson - E. Engquist B. Erling
J. West B. Hunter O. Thomas W. Stutelberg
O. Taft E. Plunkett B. Miller A. Ackerman
L. Wakefield A. Peysar L. Erickson D. Swehla
Y. Anderson L. Henderson K. Fossen F. Burman
V. Burman J. Machon M. Tollefson B. Woodrow
Florence Risberg, Letha Galarneault, M. Tarr
Drum Major Drum Major
Not'on the picture:
D. Higbee R. Olson W. Sternitzke T. Tierney
R. Laloria H. Spaid J. Sugrue C. Warner
V. Lewis A. Steece C. Tierney N. Warner
GIRL SCOUTS, TROOP I,
Front: H. Dehms, J.
Aklestad, R. Monson,
L. Galarneault, B.
Larson, B. Hunter J
2nd.: C. Tierney, C.
Ackerman, O. Beauneix:
B. Christensen, C. Crawford. Back: Miss Paul, A. Ackerman, J. Machon, K. Fossen, JI...-
Johnson, F. Bunt. Not on the picture: M. Erickson, L. Johnson. ' ,
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BASETBALL TEAM: Front:
Boudreau-L, Johnson-L, Phil-
lips-L, Gruenhagen-I., D.
Cline-L, T. Cline-L, M. Mon-
son-L. Back: Lund, Kelsey, Hunter, Sugrue, Yoemans, Nelson, A. Monson-L, Flake-L,
Anderson-L, Mr. Smart. Not on the picture: Draper, Thomas.
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Tierney, J. Johneo , .
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G.!..A. 8s NOON RECREATION.
berte, D. Bice, B. Lereon, O. Ackerman, TC.
Beall, A. Oarletrom. Zndx F. Built, A. Ackerman, ll. Ghrietenee ,
lleyereon, E. Monson, D. Spengler, L. Hendricks, A. Woodrow, B. Christensen, L.
Cole, G. Christensen, D. Johnson. Brel: L. Ware, D. Keeth, E. Spenglvr. D. S501-
nrt, D. Villeneuve, A. Groton, L. Hools, Il. Haskins, 1. Ohrlelnger, I. Dangers, F.
Plecek, D. Harms. Not on the picture: L. Chaika, L. lack, J. Nesbitt, B. Soder-
qulet, V. Thomas, ll. Young, C.
Fleming, B. Hunter, G. Mack, B.
Moore, D. Zlske, O. Beaune1r.B.
Gruenhagen, F. Frost, E. Skin-
ner, E. Finn, L. Richardson, A.
Kygaard. B. Stenberg, G. Fran-
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- SECOND BIND. Front: R. Bonneville, B. Chatelle, G. Horst, P. Dahms, V.
Thomas, M. Erickson, F. Erickson, H. Rlsberg, H. Carlson, B. Cline. Znd: Mr. Her-
man, C. Erling, L. Kelly, D. Stewart, L. Armstead, D. Nielson, M. Tiffany, D. Keeth,
J. Kil er, K. Carlstrom. Back: K. Haugen, J. Baldwin, J. Cluff, P. Hatch, P. Scott,
E. Toppila, C. Sanford, !.'Hagman, J. Ziske, P. Huff. Not on the picture: M. Ellig,
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GIRL SCOUTS, TROOP II, Front: H. Bain, M. Sawyer, E. Ratcliffe, D. Grubb,
P. Dahms, C. Colvin. 2nd: B. Parks, J. Ellig, P. Megarry, M. Erickson,
M. Hassman, B. Hasling. Back: L. Erickson, C. Vanderpool, M. Ellig, M.
Tiffany, M. Hanlon, C. Casey. Not on the picture: C. Boudreau, L. Brown,
H. Carlstrom, K. Carlstrom, M. Casey, K. Dahms, M. Erickson, V. Hartmv'
J. Hobbins, E. Lofgren, P. Nelson.
HOM ECONOMICS CLUB. Front: R.
Johnson, A. Cole, R. Swehla, B.
Brown, Marjorie Heaser. Znd: Marie
Heaser, M. Stewart, I. Wathern, E.
Keim, E. Terry, J. Sjodin, M.
Grubb, E. Paulson, Miss Koepke.
era: c. Judge, c.c111.0n, o. L
Collins, B. Moritz, V. Sjodin, E.
Hendricks, M. Hillman, E. Gruhlke.
E. Bodle, D. Erlandson, E. Fann,
L. Johnson, G. Nordean, M. Gobel,
Not on the picture: I. Berggren, K
LATIN CLUB. Front: H. Spaid, N. Warner, A. Steece, H. Dalms, R. Alfa.
2nd: S. Wold., L. Burman, A. Hanson, R. Monson, Kiss K,ja1strom, E. Johnson, H. Hea-
cham. Front: ll. Beck, ll. Oaks, A. Dougherty, M. Schanno, P. Larson, D. Ratcliffe,
I. Johnson. Not on the picture: L. Ayres, L. Hyytinen, D. Reed.
CAMPFIRE: Front: ll. Horst, B. Nelson, C. Hanson, H. Pittman, IB. Spald-
ing, R.'Berg, M. Chaika. Znd.: lliss Hopkins, A. Steece, D. Flood, W.
Baldwin, V. Thomas, L. Mack, Miss Johnson. Back: H. llcA.ninch, R. John-
son, A. Chaika, A. Watson, J. Nesbit. Not on the picture: J. Anderson
D. Dlouhy, D. llcllillan, H. llcllillsn, L. Newton, V. Warriner, G. Dozark,.
N. Warner, G. Davis, B. Tibbetts.
PHOTOLYTIC CLUB. Front: B. Hunt-
er, B. Larson, R. Johnson. 2nd:
F. Risberg, C. Ackerman, H. Dahms,
C. Tierney, K. Fossen, E. Peterson
N. Warner, ll. Johnson. Not on the
picture: D. Dzuik, B. Christen-
THE SCHOOL PATROL
The school patrol controls pedestrian tum?
fic at those intersections most used by stu-
dents on their way to and from school.
Membership of the patrol is made up of
eight regular patrolmen and the substitutes.
The captain this year was Charles Warner. Allan
Pearson acted as assistant captain.
Members were treated to a free banquet by
the A.A.A. and at the end of the year were giv-
en suitable awards in recognition of their ser-
A movie benefit, a candy sale, a cookie
sale--that is the story of the work the Girl
Scouts have done this year in order to make
possible another summer camping trip at MacDon-
ald Youth Camp. These things do not tell the
story of the fun and the construction work the
girls have done at their meetings each Wednes-
day after school.
There are two Girl Scout troops in Aitkin.
One group is composed of girls from the upper
grades and from junior high school. The cap-
tains of this troop are Miss Frances Breen and
Miss Darline Huntley. The older girls make up
the other troop with Miss Joyce Paul as their
leader. This troop was changed this year from
a Girl Scout troop to a Senior Scout Troop.
This was done in accordance with the new pro-
gram for Scouts over fourteen years of age.
At a Court of Awards in May the Girl
Scouts of both troops gave evidence of the fact
that they had gained some benefit as well as
pleasure from their membership. Approximately
25 rank awards were made and 48 merit badges
The officers of the troops are as follows:
Troop I - Patrol leaders- Beatrice Christensen,
Jeanette Johnson, Catherine Tierney, and Jane
Machong Kathleen Fossen-treasurerg Joyce Akel-
The Patrol leaders for Troop II are Marlys
Ellig, Barbara Ann Hasllng, Colleen Casey,
Jeanine Hobbins, and Madelyn Ericksong Marlys
Ellig-presidentg Mary Tiffany- vice-presidentg
The Aitkin Hi-Lite is a mimeographed
school paper, published monthly by the pupils
of the Aitkin High School. The purpose of the
Hi-Lite is to provide an interesting record of
school activities and, in addition, to supply a
certain number of humorous articles to be en-
joyed by the pupils.
Each month the Hi-Lite's attractive cover
is drawn by one of the school artists. The
typing and mimeographing of the paper is done
in the com ercial department.
A Bus Patrol unit was formed in our school
this year. It is made up of thirty-two members,
two on each bus route. Functions of the patrol-
men are to assist the driver in maintaining dis
cipline, to help in loading the bus, and to
flag the bus over railroad crossings. Donald
Higbee was elected captain of the patrol for
the yztrthe annual meeting of the A.A-A-, 8
resolution was adopted commending the bus pa-
trol for its work in promoting safety. Proper
awards for faithful patrol service were given
by the A.A.A. at the end of the year.
The presidents of the six classes in jun-
ior and senior high school plus one member from
each class in senior high school and an elected
member from each of the chartered extracurricu-
lar activities in the school form the members
of the student council.
The work of the council is directed toward
assisting with the general welfare of the
school. It ls a group of student leaders with
high ideals doing their very best to develop a
finer type of citizenship and to assist in the
development of the program of school activi-
ties which will be beneficial to the entire
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
In l954 the local chapter of the Future
Farmers of America was organized in our school.
We now have a fine progressive group of farm
boys banded together in this organization, na-
tional in scope, for the purpose of studying
about farm problems and better preparing them-
selves to become good farmers through the de-
velopment of the aims of the organization.
These aims ares to develop combined rural lead-
strengthen the confidence of the
farm boy in himself and his work, to create
more interest in the choice of farm occupatio s,
to improve the rural home, to promote thrift,
to encourage organized recreational activities,
and to interest students in vocational agricul-
ture. Membership in the F. F. A. is open to any
boy who will support the purposes of the organ-
Officers of the F.F.A. were: president -
Clarence Gruenhagen, vice-president - Bryce
Kelsey, secretary - Roger Wright, treasurer -
Carre l Flake, adviser - F. C. Kaplan.
Engllsh lX.. ...................... .... ...
Business Relations k Occupations.. .... ...
Ph sical Education................ .... ...
General Science lll...............9.... ...l
CHOOSE TWO FRO THIS LI T
Human and Natural Conservation....9.... ...1
General Industrial Arts 1
Mechanical Drawinf ...........9....
Woodwork l........... .. ....9,,,,
Home Economics lll
Foods and Cookery............... ....
Textiles and Garment Mak1ng..... .... ...
Elementary Algebra................9.... ...
German l.......................... .... ...
Vocational Agriculture 1.......... Q
Music Appreciation iBand or Vocall9
Orchestra or Glee Clubs...........9.....,,,,,,
Band, Orchestra, and7!1ee Club work as weI1 as
Instrumental Classes may be taken besides the
regular subjects. All students interested in
Tusii and dramatic work are urged to take part
n he many opportuniti ff
school. es o ered in our high
Students taking German l French 1 L ti
must take the second year's work,agrn0 Zpegit
toward graduation is given for one year of 5
Every senior high school stude t t
load of four subjects. To do otRerTI:e, gggmisf
sion must be secured from the superintendent.
Students may not enroll in the commercial ds-
Plrtment unless they have a scholastic average
which will prove that they can carry on the
work. This rule has been made necessary bs-
cause students with lower averages find the
work too difficult and failure is the result.
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car. L. H1 5 ' Eriing G ' pengler T ausen. F, M ' akefield G ugrue' 2nd:
5 ee 3 ' ' Jenks ' ' Cline K ackaman R ' ' Wharto
. . Peterson, R 5 3. Wagner ibto Nelson, P 'B - Jeromimus F fi M.
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TRAVEL owe. Front: A. Carl- ' G- Spen-
strom, E. Johnson, F. Risberg,
D. Dzuik, J. Hachon, C. Acker-
man, lr. Anfinson. 2nd: B. Larson, H. Dahms, B. Christensen, X. Fossen, C.
Tierney, 0. Beauneir, F. Bunt. Back: R. Monson, D. Ziske, P. Larson, C. Chris-
tensen, J. Beall, J. Johnson. Not on the picture: B. Hunter, N. Warner.
F.F.A. Front: D. Williams, V. Stapp, F. Verdugt, R. Wright, C. Gruenhagen, P.
Hounman, B. Kelsey, W. Dotzler, H. Jacobson. Znd: A. Dangers, G. Hasskamp, N.
wright, n. Lundberg, v. Petersen, B. T01-berg. era. ur. Kaplan, 11. mamma B.
Kelsey, E. Wold, V. Swedberg, L. Yager, J. Blakesley, E. Sharratt, D. Bevard, Har-
old Moritz. Back: L. Blakesley, L. Howard, S. Kurtz, O. Anderson, Herbert Hor-
its, L. Peysar, R. Christensen, D. Stanfield, F. Woodrow. Not on the picture: C.
Flake. J. Hasskamp, A. Monson, M. Monson.
An examination of the courses offered in
the business education curriculum shows two
groups of subjects: first, those designed pri-
marily to provide skills for vocation or per-
sonal use, such as typewriting, shorthand, ma-
chine operation, filing and bookkeepingg and
second, those that deal more with the general
nature of business life, such as courses in
junior business training, bookkeeping, business
organization and law, and economic geography.
The Aitkin Public Schools offer the fol-
lowing courses in the commercial fields Busi-
ness Relations and Occupations, Economic Geog-
raphy, Business Principles and Law, Bookkeeping
Shorthand I and Typewriting I and Stenography
Business Relations and Occupations is a
one-year course required of students in the
ninth year. It is an exploratory course. How
to buy, how to be thrifty, how to bank, how to
sell, how to send telegrams, and the value of
insurance protection are a few of the topics
Economic Geography is a study of physical
factors such as climate, soil, mineral re-
sources, location, etc., and how these factors
determine the occupations of the people in va-
rious localities. It is taught in the tenth
Bookkeeping gives the pupils information
concerning the various kinds of business organ-
izations such as partnership and corporations
together with the fundamental principles of
record keeping. A knowledge of bookkeeping is
of immeasurable value in aiding one to keep his
personal business affairs in a systematic and
orderly fashion. Bookkeeping is taught in the
eleventh or twelfth years.
Business Principles and Law, a practical
study of business practices and organization,
is offered to juniors and seniors.
The stenography course consists of two
years of shorthand and one year of typewriting.
The first year of shorthand is devoted to
learning a vocabulary and the theory of short-
hand. The second year's work consists of a re-
view and transcription of letters and articles.
Students should be able, at the end of the yean
to take dictation at a speed of from 80 to 100
words per minute for several consecutive mln-
utes. The students should be able to tran-
scribe the letter on the typewriter and produce
a copy that the business man would be willing
to send out as representative of his office.
Manuscripts, tabulation and filing are also
studied. Pupils are given an opportunity to
type and run off material on the hectograph and
mimeograph. In addition, this year, they are
given practice on the dictaphone.
Personal typewriting is taught to sopho-
mores, juniors, and seniors. At the end of the
year it is necessary to attain, at least, a
speed of 50 words a minute. Business letters
tabulation, copying from rough drafts, typing
legal forms, how to cut a stencil and how to
run a mimeograph and hectograph, are some of
the items taught in this course.
Students who wish to register for commer-
cial work are not permitted to do so unless
they have marks that prove they will be able to
carry on the work.
'To have faith in the American Home, To
make our own homes existing examples of thrift,
of unselfishness, and of only that which is
sweet and sincere in human lives. To help make
our communities extensions of such homes. This
is the introductory paragraph to the Minnesota
Homemakers' Creed, as it appears in the special
home economics department bulletin recently ls-
sued by the Aitkin Public Schools.
We have a very firm belief that every girl
should take some course in the home economics
field during her junior and senior high school
years. The information given to the girls will
be of value to them in their daily contacts,1n-
terests, and responsibilities both at school
and at home.
In the ninth year, home economics becomes
an elective subject. The girls coming into our
school from the rural eighth grades are not re-
quired to have seventh and eighth grade home
economics courses to be eligible for the fresh-
man home economics class. Because of the broad
offering of subjects and interesting worth
while information, we do encourage all girls to
plan to take ninth grade home economics.
In this field we pay special attention to
the problem of food preservation. Meal prepa-
ration and the serving of dinners is a very im-
portant unlt. The child and his food brings,
for the first time in the home economics course,
the study of children in a more concentrated
manner. The planning and care of the kitchen
is of vital importance to every home, and the
study of this unit is of vast interest. The
girl and her friends enables our students to do
considerable thinking regarding the development
of their personalities. The clothing management
and construction unit is very fascinating for
those girls with an interest in clothing.
In the sophomore year there are seven very
interesting units of work beginning with the
construction of wool and silk clothes. The
selection and purchasing of clothing is of
great value to all girls, as the training in
this field is used over a period of a life
time. In the tenth grade course we also have a
unit with more advanced concentration on the
problem of the girl, her fam1ly,and her friends.
Health care and home nursing are of special in-
terest to those girls interested in nursing,
although the problems studied are of practical
value for all. The food management unit gives
an opportunity for not only the preparation,
but the serving of meals to guests. The fur-
nishing and care of the home enables every one
of the girls to do a number of practical pro-
jects at home and mother has an opportunity to
discuss to a great extent the proposed work.
Last but not least, the study of vocations re-
lated to home economics gives the students an
opportunity to secure pertinent information as
to ways and means of earning a living in the
home economics field.
We also have an excellent advanced course
offered to junior and senior girls who have had
previous home economics training. In the fresh-
man and sophomore years, in like manner, a
course is offered to the girls who have not had
home economics training.
Our home economics is conducted on a pro-
ject basis. Each girl selects the project that
has some activity connected with home making
at the beginning of each semester. This work
is done outside of school hours and at home. At
the end of the semester, reports are made and
visits are made by the home economics teachers
to the homes of the girls taking this home eco-
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STUDENT COUNCIL. Front: Steece, Jer-
onimus, Wakefield, Draper, Tierney,
Beauneir,Johnson, Warner, Brown, Pitt-
man. 2nd: Erling, Cline, Johnson, Christensen, Nelson, Bunt, Dahms, Johnson. Srd:
Mushel, Carlstrom, Warner, Casey, Ellig, Peterson.
HI-LITE. Front: Miss Corrigan, I. Johnson, B. Zilverberg, B. Wakefield, O. Beauneir,
L. Swanson, F. Bunt, C. Tierney, B. Christensen, P. Tully, A. Ware, R. Johnson, D.
West, M. Johnson. Back: F. Burman, D. Erlandson, M. Swanson, D. Cartie, G. Nelson,
L. Galerneault, A. Steece, B. Erling, R. Jeronlmus, J. Newstrom,B. Hunter, H. Nelson,
E. Clayton, Miss Aastad. Not on the picture: C. Ackerman, A. Ackerman, L. Johnson,
R. Monson, E. Scheuneman, N. Warner, C. Erickson, L. Hendricks, E. McAninch.
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We may define Industrial Arts as one of
the practical arts, a form of general, or non-
vocatlonal education, which provides learners
with experiences, understandings, and appreci-
ations of materials, tools, processes, producm,
and of the vocational conditions and require-
ments incident, generally, to the manufacturing
and mechanical industries. In general, its
purposes are educationally social rather than
vocationally economic, although in the senior
high lt may increasingly emphasize vocational
objectives in a non-legal sense for certain
A course in general mechanics covering
woodwork, tin and soldering, rope, glass, and
electricity units. This course is designed to
appeal to boy interest and passing fancies.
The class meets twice weekly.
This course is divided into three shops.
Mechanical drawing is offered to acquaint the
boy with the language of the shop. This is
followed by-a unit on woodwork and then elec-
tricity. Again we try to stress boy interest
in this class that meets three times per week.
NINTH GRADE INDUSTRIAL ARTS I
In this class the boys spend their time in
two shops. One is mechanical drawing where we
emphasize more fully the mechanics of drafting.
The different types of drawing are studied,
orthogrsphic, isometric, and pictorial with
some time spent on tracing and blueprinting.
In woodwork tool operations are stressed.
A study of the uses of different woods and wood
finishes is made. Projects are selected with
certain operations in view which will acquaint
the boys with the different tool uses.
TENTH GRADE INDUSTRIAL ARTS II
This grade spends the year on metal work.
Time is spent on each of the following phases
of the work, benchmetal lathe, forging, and
sheet metal work. For the first time, we plan
next year to offer a unit of metal casting.
ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH GRADE INDUSTRIAL ARTS III
These grades in 1959-40 will be offered
cabinet work for the first time in this school.
This class will work on furniture and equipment
for the home. Much of the instruction in this
work will be individual. Industrial Arts II is
a pre-requisite to this course.
ELEVENTH AND IWELFTH GRADES BUILDING TRADES
This course is of a vocational nature and
will be offered to a selected oup from the
eleventh and twelfth grades who will make applb
cation for the class. Work will be offered on
the following units of the trade including blue
print reading, carpentry, plumbing, decorating,
and masonry. Industrial arts I and II are a
pre-requisite to this course.
Every farm boy who is interested in get-
ting the most out of farming, learning the best
and most efficient methods, will be vitally in-
terested ln the vocational agriculture OOUPBSS
offered in our school. The past few years have
seen great changes in the methods and machinery
used in farming. One of the aims of high school
vocational agriculture is to offer information
to rural youth which will enable them to keep
abreast of the constant changes.
Agriculture I is an introductory courseand
aims to present the facts and knowledge that
are vital to a successful farming business. The
various crop and animal enterprises are analinm
and subdivided into the different jobs which
are essential in the carrying out of any farm-
An analysis of the enterprises enables the
student to compare and use his information in
solving the different problems on the home farms
Every enterprise has a certain number of approv-
ed practices. Approved practices are methods
and procedures used by successful farmers. This
course motivates a desire for self and home im-
provement and easily makes a student ask him-
self the question, What can I do to help make
the home farm more profitable during my four
years in high school?
Opportunity is provided for appropriate
work in farm practice on the home farm. The
following are thefarm practice projects usually
selected: dairy records, chick raising, egg and
feed records, raising capons, turkey raising,
sheep and swine records, bees, variety trials
on crops, hybrid corn.
Agriculture II gives the student a work-
able knowledge of the skills associated with
the crop and animal enterprises. Improvement
practices can be illustrated by the following
problems: balance rations, culling, caponizing,
post mortem on diseased animals, rope splices
and haulters, livestock judging, dairy records,
grafting fruit trees, vermin and parasite con-
trol, feeding poultry and sheep.
Agriculture III gives the student more in-
tensive training in the crop and animal enter-
prises along with a more advanced type of in-
formation. A few illustrated problems are!
growing crops to furnish balanced feedsg judg-
ing poultryg animal breeding and- pedigrees,
Mendel's lawg engineering problems, such as,
farm sanitation, drainage, water supply, barn
plansg parliamentary lawg farm accountsg forest
and soil conservation: rural leadershipg farm
Agriculture IV offers the student a scien-
tific background in the crop and animal enter-
PI'2E.99..bI-mHEi.!1.e s..m.9z:a.edvanced Study Of sene-
opportunity to secure pe animals: experiment
to yays and means of statistics as will en-
decisions and adjust-
home economics field.
we also have an excfered to students who
offered to Junior and se'0Tk in Agriculture II
previous home economics
man and sophomore years! making his living
course is offered to theenroll-for the course
home economics train1ng.1m to make a valuable
Our home economics farm and to his home
ject basis. Each girl s
has some activity connericulture are urged
at the beginning of ea of America. In this
is done outside of schooi about farm organiza-
the end of the semesterzl knowledge of busi-
visits are made by the bs which will help to
to the homes of the girllhip S0 necessary in
nomics course. 'ming in an efficient
RADIOLITES AND HI-Y RADIO. Front: B. Wakefield, B. Stellmaker, B. Vandervest, D.
Holmbeck, H. Hagman, G. Wharton. 2ndz C. Miles, C. Swanson. L- 316599. 7- SWGG'
berg, I. Sternitzke, M. Wagner. Back: Gu Livingston, E. Toppila, L. WAY. J- LGT'
son. D. Bovd. Bot on the picture: B. Erling.
JUNIOR HIGH DRAMATIC CLUB. Front: V. Lewis, C. Casey, M. Erickson, C. Vanderpool,
H. Young, L. Erickson, B. Johnson, B. Parks, M. Linn. 2nd: Miss Kjalstrom, C. Er-
ling, M. Hanlon, M. Peterson, F. Erickson, L. Armstead, M. Ellig, M. Tollefson.
Srd: D. Ratcliffe, A. Hanson, E. Johnson, I. Welbanks, Y. Anderson, B. Woodrow, L.
Henderson, D. Morgan. 4th: B. Peterson, C. Warner, G. Dotzler, B. Sherman, K.
Carlstrom, P. Huff, M, Young,
E. Cartie. Not on the pic- ,
ture: J. Bretz, V. Burman,.L.
Heineman, H. Riley, C. Sanfont
CLIT CLUB. Front: H. Collin,
H. Meacham, H. Nelson, F. Crab-
tree, B. Scheuneman, H. Estene
sin, I. Berggren, M. Ecklund. 2nd: L. Nix, E. Paulson, L. Collin, E. Dahlquist, B.
Ekmgn, G. Nordoan, D. Berggren, M. Bodine, E. Haapanen. Srd: V. Johnson, I. Blaw-
ek, B. Hamel, J. Hamel, E. Christenson,G. Schsuneman, E. Kingsley, L. Gray, Lucille
Collin, Miss 0'Rourke. Not on the picture: E. Beneke, E. Bodle, M. Gobel, L1 John-
son, H. Johnson, M. Perry, G. Collins, U. Bowlds, B. Weston.
DID YOU KNOW?
We have in our school really three schodh?
Firstly, the first six grades called the elemmr
tary schoolg secondly, the next three grades,
the seventh, eighth, and ninth
lor High School, and then the
and twelfth, called the Senior
Most new pupils who enter
in the ninth year or the last
lor High School.
called the Jun-
our school enter
year of the Jun-
Every good school has a rating. We are
proud of the excellent rating of our entire
school. We are members of the North Central
Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
This rating is the highest rating possible for
any school to attain.
In the state of Minnesota
all of the extn
curricular activities are governed by the rules
of the Minnesota State High School League. The
requirements are that all students participat-
ing in the activities of our school must meet
certain regulations and abide
the State High School League.
by the rules of
STUDENTS AND PARENTS, MAY WE HELP YOU?
The individual who works
for himself and
himself alone, never giving any consideration
for the rights and privileges of the other fel-
low, certainly is a useless citizen in our pres
ent day society. A good citizen is ready and
willing at all times to help
insofar as he is able to help.
In the same manner a good
ested in helping every boy and
or her goal. The Altkin Public
cally is at the service of all
the other fellow
school is inter-
girl achieve his
of where they live. Our philosophy of adminis-
tration has been that of service at all times
and we want you to know we are always ready to
As we look back to some of the early days
of our high school we find many of our boys and
girls undergoing extreme hardships in order
that they might receive an education. The mod-
ernization of our present generation has chang-
ed the number of opportunities for our youth.
Boys and girls, if you are thinking of attend-
ing high school and you feel your problem is
insurmountable, won't you think back to the
early days, recognize the difficulty of their
problems, and then I am sure you will feel you
should firmly resolve to succeed with the pres-
ent day opportunities.
If you desire to attend high school and
really are interested enough to put forth the
required effort, we want you to know we will
consider it a pleasure to be able to help you.
We are able to find a number of jobs for both
boys and girls.
During the past few years there has been
a State and Federal High School Aid plan through
which many deserving boys and girls have been
given help. This is carried on through a work
program and is available only for those stu-
dents who are ready and willing to work for
what they get. If you are interested we would
suggest that you apply at once.
LET'S BE REASONABLE!
Many of our boys and girls today have the
idea that they will be able to be highly suc-
cessful as adult citizens without securing an
education. Many of our fathers and mothers to-
day, unfortunately, have the idea that because
they did not attend high school and receive a
high school education and yet are reasonably
successful, it is unnecessary for their child-
ren to attend high school. Dads, Mothers, and
Students, let's be reasonable for just a few
minutes and compare the past with the present-
When Dad and Mother were young, very fe' YOUDS
people secured a high school education. Today
the vast majority of our young P90P19 are Se"
curing a good high school education.
The boy or girl today who fails to seri-
ously consider going to high school is not even
attempting to be reasonable and look very obvi-
ous facts squarely in the face. You must com-
pete with your neighbor boys and girls Wh0 are
receiving high school education. Please be
reasonable and realize that you may not live
all your life in the place where you now remde.
When you move you're going to find new neigh-
bors and those new neighbors are going to have
the benefit of a high school education. You may
not have difficult competition where you are
now, but difficult competition is going to face
you in the future.
May I urge you to be reasonable and recog-
nize the fact that an eighth grade education is
no longer sufficient. The information and know-
ledge that you receive during your high school
experience unquestionably better prepares you
for your future experience in life. You boys
and girls who completed part of your high
school training should also be reasonable and
recognize the fact that the complete high mdunl
course is needed. You may find a temporary job
for the present. Maybe the problems you must
encounter, the difficulties you must overcome
in order to continue in high school, seem to be
absolutely impossibleg but if you will reason
logically there 1sn't any question about the
fact that you will eventually decide to return
to high school and complete your high school
YOU WRITE YOUR OWN CHECK
Checks are cashed at a bank according to
the figures written on them. Just so is it
true that the boys and girls attendingon'
school will make a success of their school work
in exact proportion to the effort extended by
In the Aitkin Public Schools we place a
great deal of emphasis on the development of
character and personality. We feel that the
greatest responsibility in the field of educa-
tion is the development of an individual with a
positive sense of fairness, the ability to
judge right from wrong, plus a personality that
is at all times not only acceptable but sought
after by others.
The successful student is the student who
learns how to act and has common sense enough
to act the way he knows he should.
We welcome to our school all boys and
girls who are really interested in securing an
education. We find every year that there are a
few who come only to play. These boys and girls
are soon discovered and usually they drop out
of school before many months have passed. The
members of our faculty are positively interest-
ed in and more than willing to help any boy or
girl who will demonstrate to us that he or she
is in school for business.
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN AM RICA
We are truly fortunate here in America,
and particularly in Minnesota, to have an oppo
tunlty to attend high school free. There are
no tuition costs for boys and girls attending
high school. In our school you should also
know we furnish free textbooks. There are a
few small costs such as workbooks, supplies,and
department. fees in various subjects. All of
these, however, do not amount to but a very
little over the entire year.
ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL FROM AITKIN COUNTY SCHOOLS
Many of our fine rural schools in Aitkin
County are being advanced to the rank of ac-
credited schools. If you are a graduate of one
of these schools you will be admitted to our
school by presenting passing marks in your 10-
cal marks. If you come from an unaccredited
school it will be necessary for you to have lo-
cal as well as state passing marks in four of
the following fields: geography, English, gen-
eral mathematics, general science, and social
If by any chance you failed to secure pas
ing marks in the required number, I am sure we
will be able to arrange for you to continue wth
some small amount of high school work and also
complete these grade subjects. Kindly see Supt.
Murray and make the necessary arrangements.
TO ENTER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
It is necessary for you to have at least
three credits, of which no less than two are in
the constant fields of work in junior high
school, before you will be admitted to the sen-
lor high school. The required or constant
courses in junior high school are English, gen-
eral science, and business relations and occu-
GRADUATING FROM SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
The requirements for the conferring of a
diploma from the senior high school are that
you earn twelve full credits in the tenth,elev-
enth, and twelfth grades. Please remember that
extra credits earned in the junior high school
do not apply toward senior high school gradr
WHERE WILL YOU ROOM?
Several years ago we had a large number of
students rooming in town. With the organiza-
tion of bus routes this number has been de-
creased. We do, however, still have a number
of boys and girls who are unable to ride on a
of necessity, must find a place to
room in town. We ask that boys and girls ob-
serve a number of practical, common sense rules
which we have established for their own benefit
While you are in attendance at school you
are trying to learn to become better citizens.
One of the first lessons you must learn is that
if you are to be successful you must learn to
cooperate and work with others. Every student
is expected to have complete respect for and is
expected to obey the requests of the people
with whom they live. Students should remember
that they are staying in someone else's home
and they should govern themselves accordingly.
In order that a proper understanding might
develop between the landlady and the parents of
the students all parents are positively urged
to visit the landlady and to discuss problems
that might arise when their children are living
in the home.
If you are interested in finding a place
to live we will be more than pleased to give
you a list of the rooms available.
If you are unable to find a roommate we
will be glad to help. Many times we know of
boys or girls who are interested in finding a
Parents should positively instruct the
students that they are not to stay out later
than 10:00 o'clock every night. It is necessa-
ry for them to study at home. If the students
do not feel the responsibility of home study,
the student's success is decreased considerabh
We have found that it has been necessmy
Where Will You Room? - Cont'd
for us to pass a regulation not permitting boys
and girls to stay in the same house. We also
do not permit girls to stay in homes where
there are young men roomers. Unquestionably ,
in cases of this nature there will be difficul-
ties and it is very difficult for our deans to
control the situation.
The Aitkin Public Schools has an active
dean of girls and an active dean of boys for
the purpose of giving guidance and help to the
boys and girls who are attending our school.
Parents should make it very clear to their stu-
dents that they are expected to obey the regu-
lations laid down by the school and to also
obey the directions of the dean of men and the
dean of women. Visits are made to the rooms of
the boys and girls and any condition not meet-
ing the approval of the deans must be correctal
Our deans are at all times working for the
benefit and the help of the students.
PARENTS - COME IN AND SEE US
If more of the parents of our students
would make a special point of visiting our
school, many of the incorrectly conceived ideas
that some of our parents now have would be cor-
rected. We urge the parents of all of our stu-
dents to visit the teachers who are directing
the work of their children as, through the meet
ing of the teacher, many times a mutual under-
standing is developed which will help the stu-
dent, the parent, and the school.
CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECTS WISELY
'Choose your subjects wisely.' If you
enter our junior school in the seventh grade,
you are expected to plan your course for the
three years in junior high school. If you en-
ter our school as a freshman, you are 'expected
to plan the subjects you are to take in the
senior high school. It is possible, of course,
to change your plans, but a good builder has a
definite plan. A good student plans the sub-
jects he expects to take and, by so planning,
saves confusion in the junior and senior years.
It is difficult for upperclassmen to go back
and take subjects in the lower classes. Many
times it is unwise to try and follow a particu-
lar course, but for your convenience we are
presenting suggested groupings. Certain of
these groupings are to be followed as they con-
tain required subjects for particular voca-
tions. It is well to plan your work with a
broad background of subjects. Please remember
we are anxious to be of assistance in the se-
lection of your subjects and we want you to
consult with us.
English. American History, Introduction to
Social Science, Biology, World History, Algebra
GBOWBPPY. Higher Algebra, Solid Geometry, Chem:
istry, Physics, Languages.
English, American History, Introduction to
Social Science, Biology, World History, Elect-
English American History W ld H
Introduction to Social Science, Eggnomicisggg?
BTBPUFJ B00kk09PiHg, Typewriting, Shorthand,
Business Principles and Law, Electives.
EHS1iSh, American History, Introduction to
Social Science, Biology, World History Agri-
culture I, Agriculture II, Agriculture III Ag-
riculture IV, Industrial Training, Elegtfves,
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