Alexandria High School - Alexian Yearbook (Alexandria, MN)
- Class of 1936
Page 1 of 60
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CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
with its roots firmly im-
plantcmi, time tree, fostered lay
sun anci rain, grows steaclily
sizywarcix so may man, root-
eci in integrity, nurtureci by
eclucation, ancl inspired lay
courage anci ambition, reach
towarcl his noble aspirations.
1' 'W Til iw, 1
C 0 N -I' If N 'I' S
agzizadzng B la I I I
Organization I I l I I
Budding T I I -
Fl ' L
I S p
,K , 5'
To Mr. H. W.
Arentscn, whose constancy
anti uncierstanciing, humor
and wisclom have enricheci
anri eniiveneci our
school careers, we, the fif-
tieth Qraciuating c I a s s of
Alexandria, sincerely mieci-
icate this 1936 Aiexian.
Thy gateways, a challenge to thought, summon
ing youth to greater heights in living
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
, ADMI I TRATION
Top Row--Harold Arentsen, Mary Burnquist, Frank Fabro, Elizabeth Goodrich, Harold
Hastings, Evangeline Helseth, F. J. Herda.
Second Row--Anna Hoa, Adelle Jarchow, Ella Kittleson, Helen Krauss, Helen Ladd, K. O.
Logan, Gordon Melby, Blanche Nelson.
Third Row--Elva Nelson, Karl Nordgaard, Theodore Ording, Ann Peterson, H. N. Peterson,
Emma Pirkl, Clara Putney, Lawrence Reck.
Bottom Row--Maxine Rustad, Clifford Rykken, Piearl Souers, Carol Spensley, Gretchen
Stieler, Forrest Willey, William Williams, Florence Zila.
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
To Students, Teachers, and Citizens of Alexandria:
The story of the progress of the Alexandria
Public Schools during the past fifty years is a, story
of sacrifice, vision, courage, and faith. It is a story
of growth, of change, and of achievement. It would
seem that those who have had the responsibility of
the local schools during these fifty years have met
their responsibility well.
Although we may feel that the period just clos-
ing has been a period marked with tremendous
growth and striking change, the new era. before us
may prove to be an era. of even greater change. Our
social, political, and economic structures are being
challenged. New schools of thought are springing
up over night. The radio and improved methods
of transportation have made neighbors of the most
widely separated nations. This means that we must
turn our thoughts to international relations and
international affairs. The problems of the most re-
mote nation have, in a sense, become our problems.
The function of education in a democracy is to
train for citizenship. In other words it is the func-
tion of the schools to help individuals adjust them-
selves to become useful citizens trained to get the
most out of life. 'I'his means that in the future
there must be on the part of the schools at shifting
of emphasis from the practice of building up with-
in students store-houses of factual data to an emphasis of proper attitudes and proper
Education must train for leadership of the highest type. However, all the people
of a democracy can not be leaders, the vast majority must be followers. These should be
trained to be intelligent followers. The schools must train those followers how to select
their leaders, how to evaluate their arguments in order that they may not be influenced by
politicians and propagandists. It is the function of the schools to teach students to think
clearly, intelligently, and independently.
The schools can fulfill these functions in the future if they will .accept the chal-
lcnge of true democracy. To this end and purpose the Alexandria School System dedi-
H. N. PETERSON
To the Graduating Class:
The Class of 1936 has been privileged to
benefit by the growth and progress of the Al-
exandria High School in the past half century.
May the years you have spent under its direc-
tion serve to stimulate your talents to grow and
develop to the fullest extent, so that not only
will they bring you those things of life which
are most worth while. but also enable you to be
of service to your fellow men. May this spirit
of service continue to live and grow among the
alumni of the Alexandria High School, not only
for another half century, but for unmeasured
F. J. HERDA
1936 X1AN 1936
T. Ording E. Helseth CX Spensley
As the class of 1936 is about to be graduated, we pause to pay
tribute to those members of the faculty, the senior advisers, who have
been especially prominent in making our high school careers three years
of happiness and success.
As director of dramatics for our class plays, Mrs. Partridge
Presents and Arms and the Man, and likewise as coach of declamatory
Work, Miss Evangeline Helseth has contributed much time and effort
towards making these activities successful undertakings for many of the
E. Theodore Ording, acting in his capacity as chief financial
adviser for the senior class, has done much to aid the class in solving its
financial problems as well as serving as faculty adviser for the junior-sen-
ior prom. Mr. Ording has also coached the girls' interclass basketball
teams during the past three years.
Although Miss Carol Spensley has been a member of the facul-
ty for only a year, she has been very active in supervising senior activi-
ties. Miss Spensley has served as class adviser for the G. A. A., coach
for girls' home room basketball, and as business adviser for the senior
Also deserving of credit are Miss Martha Beck and Miss Lou-
ise Bennion, former members of the faculty who acted as advisers for the
class during the sophomore and junior years.
1936 Ti-1nALExmN 1936
Front Row--Ruth Bergstrom, Catherine Peterson, Andrea Wick, Kathryn Westeriield,
Second Row--F. J. Herda, Arlene Johnson, Viola Wagner, Marjorie Thompson, June
Hobart, Oscar Gustafson.
Third Row--Darwyn Olson, Orris Gran, Erwin Dobberpuhl. Paul Anderson, Thorvald
Under the supervision of F. J. Herda, student government in
the high school has been efficiently conducted by the student council.
Some of the most important activities of the organization included the
planning of auditorium periods, regulation of hall traffic, the controlling
of the point system, and the administration of the activity ticket sales.
Each Monday throughout the year, the council met to transact its busi-
To meet the expenses of the council, a program of three one-
act plays directed by Miss Stieler, Miss Krauss, and Mr. Herda was pre-
The council, too, had charge of the "Have a Heart" campaign
to create a fund for the assistance of needy students.
Orris Gran and Oscar Gustafson were the two delegates rep-
resenting Alexandria at the annual convention of the Northwest Federa-
tion of Student Councils of which the Alexandria Council is a charter
member. The convention was held at Wayzata on October 11 and 12.
During the past year Oscar Gustafson has performed the du-
ties of the presidency of the local organization, assisting him were Orris
Gran, vice president, Ruth Bergstrom, secretaryg and Thorvald Lille-
vik, treasurer. Other members are Paul Anderson and Erwin Dobber-
puhl, seniors, Marjorie Thompson, Catherine Peterson, Viola Wagner,
lilsie Friedland, and June Hobart, juniors, Darwyn Olson, Arlene John-
son, Kathryn Westerneld, and Andrea Wick, sophomores.
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
g Class Gfficers y
P. Anderson, E. Dobberpwuhl, 0. Gran, O. Gustafson, R. Bergstrom, T. Lillevik.
At this graduation time our thoughts inevitably turn to the
future. The foremost aim which we will strive for is a successful life.
This is accom plished , not hy lying down and letting the world go hy, hut
hy getting on the hand wagon and moving with the world. Our getting
on the hand wagon will he determined hy the amount of initiative, work,
and determination which we put into life.
Here's luck, and may we carry on the many true friendships
of the class of '36.
Lillian McConnell Riobert Drummond Dona. Du Beau
Highest Ranking' Seniors.
1936 THE ALEXIAN 193 6
Golf, 10, 115 League basketball 10.
Student Council 125 Class president 125 Phi
Alpha 11, 12, vice-president 125 "Alexlan",
Assistant Circulation Managerg Football
10, 11, 12, Alternate-captain 125 Basketball
10, 11, 125 "A" Club 10, 11, 125 National Ath-
letlc Scholarship Society 11, 125 National
Honor Society 125 Honor student.
"Naughty Marietta" 12.
G. A. A. 11, 125 Class basketball 11, 12.
C ISTIAN BACK!-IAUS-"Chr1ss1e"
Declam 11, 125 Phi Alpha 125 School Patrol
10, 11, 12, Chief 125 Football 11, 125 Inter-
class basketball 10, 11, 125 Baseball 12.
Orchestra 125 Band 10, 11, 125 "Alexlan",
Business Manager 125 Home Room basket-
ball 10, 115 Baseball 11, 125 Honor student.
Band 11, Brandon, Minnesota.
Glee Club 10, 11, 125 Mixed Chorus 10, 11,
125 "Bohemian Girl" 10, "Pirates of Pen.-
zance" 11, "Naughty Marietta" 12.
Student Council 12, secretary 125 Debate, 10,
11, 12, Captain 125 Glee Club 10, 11, 125
M'.1xed Chorus 11, 125 "Bohemian Girl" 10.
"Pirates of Penzance" 11, "Naughty Mariet-
ta" 125 "Mrs. Partridge Presents" 11, "Arms
andthe Man" 125 "A1exlan"5 G. A. A. 10, 11,
"Lovely Mary" 105 Glee Club 10, Kensing-
ton, M1nnesota5 "Naughty Marietta" 125 G.
A. A. 125 "Alexlan" typist 12.
Orchestra 11, 125 Band 10, 11, 125 Octet 115
M. M. A. 115 Glee Club 10, 11, 125 Mixed
Chorus 10, 11, 125 "Bohemian Girl" 10, "Pi-
rates of Penzance" 11, "Naughty Marietta"
125 "Mrs, Partridge Presents" 115 Football
G. A. A. 11, 125 Class basketball 11.
Football 11, 125 "A" Club 12.
G. A. A. 11, 12.
Cheer Leader 10, Hill City, Minnesotag De-
clam 10, 11, 125 Phi Alpha 125 "Arms and
the Man" 125 "Times" reporter 11, 125 "Al-
exlan", Feature Editor 121 National Honor
J National Honor Sxlety 125 Phi Alpha 123
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
Phi Alpha 11, 123 Football 10, 113 Track
113 Baseball 10, Baseball Manager 113
Inter-class basketball 12.
Student Council 123 Class vice-president
I2 Honor Society 123 Declam 123 Debate
11, 123 "Mrs, Partridge Presents" 11,
"Arms and the Man" 123 Football 10, 11,
123 Inter-class basketball 12.
'tTimeS" reporter 113 G. A. A. 10, 11, 12.
Honor Society 11, 12, president 123
Phi Alpha 11, 123 Orchestra 11, 123
Band 10, 11, 123 i'Bohemian Girl" 103
Stage Force 11, 12, Manager 123 "Times"
staff 10, 11, 12, Circulation Manager 123
Football 10, 123 Honor student.
DONA DU BEAU-"Blue Eyes"
Honor Society 12? Declam 10, 123 Sigma
Beta Phi, 11, 12, vice-president 123 Sex-
tet 11, 123 Glee Club 10, 11, 123 Mixed
Chorus 10, 123 "Bohemian Girl" 10, "Pi-
rates of Penzance" 11, "Naughty Mariet-
ta," 123 "Mrs Partridge Presents" 11,
"Arms and the Man" 123 "Times" report-
er 10, 11, 123 -School History, Asst. Editorg
Phi Alpha 123 "A1exian", Circulation
Manager3 Football 10, 11, 12, Captain 123
Basketball 10, 11, 122 "A" Club 11, 12,
president 123 Golf 10, 11.
National Honor Society 123 Phi Alpha 11,
123 Orchestra 11, 123 Band 10, 11, 121
Boys' Quartet 10, 11, 123 Mixed Chorus 10,
11, 123 Wocdwind Quintet 11, 121g Glee
Club 10, 11, 123 "Bohemian Girl" 10, "Pi-
rates of Penzance" 11, "Naughty Mariet-
ta" 123 Football 10, 11, 123 Inter-class
B. B. 11: Basketball 123 Honor student.
IONA ENG STRAN
Glee Club 10, 11, 123 Mixed Chorus 10,
11, 123 "Bohemian Girl" 10, "Pirates of
Penzance" 11, "Naughty Marietta" 123
Basketball 11, 123 Basketball Manager
103 "A" Club 12.
Declam, 10, Livingston.3 Debate 10, 11,
123 Glee Club 10, 113 "Times" reporter
123 Honor Society 123 Honor student.
Inter-class debate 12.
GAA 10, 11, 12-Q Class basketball 10, 11, 12.
Honor Society 11, 12, vice-president
123 Student Council 12, vice-presi-
dentg Class sec'y-treas. 123 Phi Alpha, 11,
123 sec'y 123 Glee Club 10: Mixed Chorus
103 "Bohemian Girl" 103 "Mrs. Partridge
Presents" 11, "Arms and the Man" 123
"Times" reporter 10, Asst. Sports Editor
11, Sports Editor 123 "Alexian" Editor3
Basketball 113 Baseball 113 Inter-class
B. B. 10, 123 Honor student.
l936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
Student Council 10, 11, secretary 113
Class treasurer 103 Declam 113 Inter-class
debate 103 Sigma Beta Phi 11, 12, presi-
dent 123 Band 11, 123 Glee Club 11, 123
Mixed Chorus 10, 113 Drum Corps 10, 11,
123 "Bohemian Girl" 10, "Naughty Mari-
etta" 121 "Times" staff 10, Assistant Busi-
ness Manager 11, Business Manager 121:
"Alexian"3 G. A. A. 10, 11, 12, secretary
103 Class basketball 10, 11.
G. A. A. 10.
School Patrol 123 Honor student.
Student council 10, 11, 12, treasurer 11,
president 125 Class treasurer 113 Phi A1-
pha 11, 123 Band 103 Glee Club 103 Mixed
ball 10, 11, 123 "A" Club 12, secretary 12.
G. A. A. 10. 113 Class basketball 11.
ANNABELLE I-IAN SON
RUTH MAY I-IANSON
Glee Club 10, 11Q Mixed Chorus 10, 11,
"Bohemian Girl" 10, "Pirates of Pen-
Sigma. Beta Phi 123 Girls' Sextet 11, 123
Glee Club 10, 11, 123 Mixed Chorus 11,
123 "Bohemian Girl" 10, "Pirates of Pen-
za.n.ce" 11, "Naughty Marietta" 123 "Mrs.
Partridge Presents" 113 "Alexian"3 G. A.
A. 10, 113 Class basketball 11, 12.
"Times" reporter 113 "A1exian"3 G. A. A.
10, 11, 12, secretary 123 Class basketball
10, 11, 12.
"Bohemian Girl" 10: Stage Force 11, 12,
Manager 123 G. A. A. 10, 113 Class bas-
ketball 10, 11.
Debate 11, 123 "Mrs, Partridge Presents"
113 G. A. A. 10, 11, 123 Class basketball
10, 11, 12.
Student Council 103 Class president 103
Inter-class debate 103 Sigma Beta. Phi
11, 12, secretary 123 Orchestra 10, 113
Band 10, ll, 123 M. M. A. 103 Glee Club
10, 123 Mixed Chorus 10, 123 Drum Corps
10, 11, 12: "Bohemian Girl" 10, "Naughty
Marietta" 123 "Mrs. Partridge Presents"
113 "Times" reporter 123 "Alexian"3 Class
basketball 10, 113 National Honor Soci-
Sigma Beta Phi 123 Orchestra 10, 113
"Times" staff 11, 12, Art Edltor3 "Alex-
ian", Art Edltor3 Honor student.
9 Chorus 103 "Bohemian Girl" 103 Basket-
' W NM zqy
debate 10, 115 Sigma Beta
"Times" reporter 11, 125 Honor
debate 115 Sigma Beta Phi 125
Times reporter 11, 125 Honor student.
Home Ro:-m basketball 125 Honor stu-
Sw ' ,lf-fp
FLORENCE JUNTUNEN 3
G. A. A. 125 Class basketball 125 Honor
Declam 105 Orchestra 105 Glee Club 10, 0,
115 Bohemian Girl 10, Pirates of Pen-
zance" 115 "Times" typist 125 G. A. A.
G. A. A. 10, 11, 125 Class basketball 10,
"School History" typist.
Stage Force 12.
National Honor Society 11, 125 Inter-
class debate 105 Sigma Beta Phi ll, 12,
treasurer 125 Glee Club 10, 11, 125 Mixed
Chorus 10, 11, 12, "Mrs. Partridge Pre-
sents ll, "Arms and the Man" 125 "Bo-
hemian Girl" 10, "Pirates of Penzance"
11, "Naughty Marietta" 125 "Times" re-
porter 10, 11, Associate Editor 125 G. A.
A. 10, 115 Class basketball 105 Octet 125
Sextet 125 Honor student.
Orchestra 125 Band 10, 11, 125 "Naughty
BYRON LA COURSE-"Fusk"
Phi Alpha 125 Football 10, 125 Basketball
10, 11, 12, Captain 125 "A" Club 125 Na-
tional Athletic Scholarship Society 11, 12.
MARY ANN LANIGAN
"Times" typist 125 G. A. A. 10, 115 "Alex-
ian" typist5 Honor student.
193 6 THE ALEXIAN 1936
Library Board 12.
scnom Pa.1r01 1o, 11, 123 Football 11, 123
"A" Club 11, 12: Golf 10. 11.
Declam 10, Brandon, Minnesota, 12, Al-
exandrlag Glee Club 10, Brandon.
Student Council 11, 125 Class vice-pres1-
dent 115 Phi Alpha 12g "Mrs. Partridge
Presents" 113 "A1exlan", Assistant Busi-
ness Manager 12.
Band 10, 113 Baseball 10, 11, 12, Captain
123 "A" Club 125 National Athletic Schol-
arship Society 11, 12.
Orchestra 10, 11, 125 Band 10, 11, 123 M.
M. A. 113 Drum Corps 10, 11, - 3 "Bo-
hemian Glrl" 10, "Pira of Q
11, "Naughty Marietta" J. C
LILLIAN MQDCONNELL 1 V 1'
Honor student. r" y '
.f it f '21
MABEL McKAY . '
1" " A
Band 11, 123 Glee Club 103 "Bohemian
Girl" 103 "Times" typist 123 G. A. A. 10,
Sigma Beta Phi 125 Orchestra 11, 125
"Times" reporter 11, Copy-Editor 12g
Class basketball 12.3 Honor student.
Declam 125 Inter-class debate 11g "Mrs.
Partrldge Presents" 11.
Phi Alpha 125 Glee Club 11g School Pa.-
trol 10: National Athletic Scholarship
Society 11, 12g Inter-class basketball 10,
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
Band 11, 125 Drum Corps 11, 125 G. A. A.
10, 11, 125 Class basketball 10, ll.
Partridge Presents" 115 "Times"
reporter 11, 125 G. A. A. 105 Class basket-
Phi Alpha 125 "Arms and the Man" 125
Stage Force 10, 11, 125 Home Room bas-
ketball 10, 115 League basketball 125
Glee Club 125 "Naughty Marietta" 125
G. A. A. 10, 11, 12, president 11, 125 Class
basketball 10, 11, 12. ,
CLARA PED!-:RsoN 81,9-0 M1-tak CJ Aw-
Inter-class debate 11, 12. -
'cu M 4 AL. Q,0.,u1..v
IALOYD PETERSON-' tummy
Glee Club 115 Mixed Chorus 115 "Pirates
of Penzance" 115 Football 11, 125 Inter-
class basketball 115 Home Room basket-
ball 11, 12.
Glee Club 125 Mixed Chorus 125 Drum
Corps 11, 125 "Bohemia-n Girl" 10,
"Naughty Marietta" 125 G. A. A. 10, 11,
12, treasurer 11, 125 Class basketball 10,
"Times" typist 125 G. A. A. 10, 11, 121
Class basketball 11, 12.
Class basketball 11, 12.
Orchestra 10, 11, 125 "Bohemian Girl"
10, "Pirates of Penzance" 11, "Naughty
Marietta" 125 G. A. A. 10, 11, 125 Class
basketball 11, 12. ..
Student Council 10, 115 Class vice-presl-
dent 115 Phi Alpha 11, 125 Octet 115 Boys'
Quartet 125 Glee Club 10, 11, 12:5 Mixed
Chorus 10, 11, 125 "Bohemian Girl" 10,
"Pirates of Penzance" 11, "Naughty Mar-
ietta" 125 "Mrs. Partridge Presents" 115
"Times" reporter 125 "Alexian", Associ-
ate Editor5 Basketball 10, 11.
National Honor Society 125 Phi Alpha
125 "Times" reporter 10, 11, Feature Edi-
tor 125 Football 10, 115 Inter-class bas-
ketball 115 "School History", Editor.
1936 THE ALEXIA 1936
Orchestra 10, 11, 125 "Bohemian Girl"
10, "Pirates of Penzance" 115 G. A. A. 10.
HE N SN YDE
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W 0U NA STEINHO 'r M
Orchestra 10, 11, 25 "Bohemian l" 10,
"Pirates of Penzance" 11, "Naughty Mar-
,dfv ietta" 12.
WWWN Ml-:1.vxN STUMM-f-Mar'
Phi Alpha 11, 125 Glee Club 10, 115 Mixed
Chorus 10, 115 "Bohemian Girl" 10, "Pi-
rates o! Penzance" 115 Stage Force 105
"Times" reporter 11, Assistant Editor 125
Football 10, ll, 125 Inter-class basketball
10, 11, 12: Track 10, 11, 12.
Glee Club 125 "Naughty Marietta" 125
"Times" typist 125 G. A. A. 10, 11, 125
Class basketball 10, 11, 12.
LORIN VAN DYKE-"Van Clunk"
"Times" reporter 125 "Alex1an"5 Home
Room basketball 10, 115 "Arms and the
Inter-class basketball 125 Basketball 11.
Student Council 115 Class president 115
National Honor Society 11, 125 Phi Alpha
11, 12, president 125 Glee Club 10, 115
Mixed Chorus 10, 115 "Bohemian Girl"
105 "Times" reporter 10, Sports Editor 11,
Editor-ln-chief 125 Football 10, 11, 125
Basketball 10, 11, 125 Track 111 "A" Club
10, 11, 125 National Athletic Scholarship
Society 11, 125 "Alexlan"5 Honor student.
ARNOLD WEGNER-"T Square"
Home Room basketball 11, 12.
Football 10, 11.
Football 10, Brandon 125 Alexandria5
Basketball 10, ll, Bra.ndon5 Home Room
Glee Club 10, Parkers Prairie5 Golf 10,
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS
President ..........,. ,... .,.... ....... - - ..., M a rjorie Thompson
Vice-president ..-,,..,, -- Catherine Peterson
Secretary-treasurer ..., ..,... V iola Wagner
Representatives ...,. U, Elsie Friedland
Aune Aho, Lola Archer, Pearl Barr. Marcella Beheng, Glenn Berglin, LaVerne Bergner, Ed-
win Bisek, Marybell Bondus, Eldor Brostroin, Kathryn Brown, Margaret Buhman, Vernon
Burgess, Edward Carlson, Sidney Carlson, Doris- Christopherson, Leighton Coykendall, Ver-
non Coykendall, Edward Dahlsten, Isabelle Feda, Lillian Fiksdal, June Fleming, Idella
Flooding, Jeanette Frederick, Elsie Friedland, Florence Froe-mming, Leona Gericke, Keith
Godfrey, Robert Goding, Marcella Grube, Iver Gulbranson, Rolland Hamm, Marion Han-
sen, Jean Harrison, Florence Havens, Rudy Hedstroni, Francis Herzog, Jean Hibbard,
Claire Hintzen, June Hobart, Irene Hogan, Mabel Jacobson, Mildred Jacobson, Ronald
Jerome, Carl Johnson, June Johnson. Leonard Johnson, Lucille Johnson, Alma Keipe,
Luetta Knebel, Carol Knutson, Dwayne Land, Arlette Landeen, Laura Ceile Lanigan,
Coral Larson, Doris Larson, Evelyn Larson, Hildegard Lehn, Julia Lehto, Lucille Lindquist,
Gladys Lindstrom, Viola Lindstrom, Allen Ljung, Altha Lund, Bernadine McArde11, Wood-
row Mathiason, Elvera Mattson, Ralph Max, Herbert Meier, Alfred Miller, Ruby Mitchell,
Anita Myers, Lawrence Myhr, Muriel Nelson Rachel Nelson, Myrtle Newhouse, Leonard
Olson, Louise Olson, Janet Otter, Robert Patton, Emma Pederson, Catherine Peterson,
Melvin Reed, Frances Renner, Sarah Robbins, Lois Roth, Thelma Roth, Helen Schneider-
han, Elmer Sherlin, Viola Shogren, Deloris Smith, Elaine Sorenson, Herman Southward,
Lois Studlien, Bernice Sweet, Eunice Sweet, Marjorie Thompson, Clarence Trattles, Edna
Van Amber, Viola Wagner, Jack Wardell, Clare Watters, Betty Wegener, Marian Whar-
ton, Claudius Wilken, Evelyn Wittnebel, Eunice Woolliscroft, Winfred Woolliscroft, Earl
Wunderlich, Agnes Yanda, Carroll Youngner, Selvin Zabel.
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Irene Adams, nald A , ildred echt, W' ton Alm, Anne Anderson, Eunice An-
derson, Jan , ' R, t ' t Beheng, Arline Berg, Earl
oom, Ch er , uci le , ioa Burgess, ohn Carlquist, Arlene Carlson,
uby Carlson, lter Christopherson, Evelyn Dahlbeorg, Mary Daily, Mildred Dan, Ruth
Dinda, Lorrain Dittberner, Alfred Dobberpuhl, Virgil Duneer, F n, Irene
Erickson, Marvin Erickson, Lillian Erno, Eldo Falk, Edward Fiala, Lauretta Fiala, Vincent
Fiala, Dorothy Franklin, Warren Froemming, Blake Godfrey, Gladys Granlund, Harry
Halstead, Doris Hanson, Howard Hanson, Melba Hanson, Meryl Hanson, Ruth E. Hanson,
Doris Haugen, Florence Hurschey, John Hintzen, Eavis Holmberg, Donald Holmquist,
Y onne Hustad, Henry Ede, Eleanor Jacobson, Margaret Jacobson, Robert Jensen, Ar-
e F. Johnson, Elinor Johnson, Florence Johnson, Gerald Johnson, Harriet Johnson,
enneth J. Johnson, Leona Johnson, Lloyd Johnson, Phillip Johnson, Viola Johnson,
Verner Josephs, Eleanor Juntunen, Theone Kelly, Harold Kiehne, Ruth Kiehne, Kathleen
Kiger, Leighton Knudson, Freddie Krafthefer, Russel Krafthefer, Elaine Kallstrom, Viola
Larson, Elaine Lund, Donald Lundgren, Howard McClellan, Eloise McFarlane, Pearl Mc-
-,Kay, Howard Mathiason, Virginia Mathiason, Howard Max, Kenneth Melin, Dean Melton,
Marian Melton, Gordon Miller, Rosemary Miller, Josh Mohawk, Lillian Monagle, Phyllis
Morse, Lorraine Mounsdon, Roland Nack, Dennis Nelson, Margaret E. Nelson, Margerite
A. Nelson, Betty Nichols, Darwyn Olson, Ellen Olson, Elphin Olson, Nathalie Olson, Sophia
Olson, Lloyd L. Peterson, Phyllis Peterson, Vivian Peterson, Aletha Pfeiffer, Isabelle Platto,
Markus Richter, Dawn Ripley, Anita Robbins, Merlin Roth, Elizabeth Sather, Roy Schultz,
Dorothy Seed, Geraldine Skoglund, William Sliper, Oscar Sorum, Leona Stiedje, Rachel
Steele, Harold Steinhorst, Marcelyn Stoppel, Verona Streu, Karl Sturnick, Ivan Swanson,
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Loretta, Trisko, Elna Tvedt, Margaret Tvrdik, Geyhard Urness, Milo Wahlstrom, Aly J!
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1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
National H onor Society
Front. Row--Doris Larson, Kathryn Brown, Wilbur Schackel, Ofrris Gran, Robert
Drummond, Marian Knauf, Dona DuBeau, Lois Studlien, Eileen Hubbell, Marjorie
'I'hompson, Ruby Flanery, James Daily.
Back Row--Robert Elness, Rodney Backlin, Robert Weed, Erwin Dobberpuhl, Keith
Godfrey, Paul Anderson, William Schaefer.
Greatest of the many honors a student may receive in his high
school career is membership in the National Honor Society. Fourteen
seniors and five juniors have fulhlled the four prerequisite qualifications
for membership: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. On
April S, 1935, the following students received this honor:
As president of the National Honor Society, Robert Drummond
has likewise been active in other fields of endeavor, being a manager of
the stage forceg a participant in football, band, and orchestra, a mem-
ber of the Alexiau and Tiuizcs staffs, and a Phi Alpha.
Prominent in journalistic work as editor of the Alcxizm and
sports editor of the Times, Orris Gran was also secretary-treasurer of
both the senior class and the Phi Alphas, vice-president of the student
council, and a lead in both junior and senior class plays. Orris was vice-
president of the Honor Society.
Marian Knauf has maintained a high record of achievement in
high school as secretary of the Honor Society, treasurer of the Sigma Beta
Phi, a member of the glee club, a member of both class play casts, and as
associate editor of the Times.
Acting as associate editor of the Alcxian, member of the Til"IC'.Y
staff, glee club, and Phi Alpha occupied the time of Wilbur Schackel,
the treasurer of the Honor Society. -
1936 THE ALEx1AN 1936
Robert Weed, who fulfilled the responsible position of editor-
in-chief of the Times, has, in addition, been president of Phi Alpha,
member of the Alexian staff, and a participant in football and basketball.
On December 6, 1935, five more seniors were admitted to the
Besides acting efficiently as business manager of the Alexian,
Rodney Backlin was also a member of the band, Phi Alpha, and baseball.
Erwin Dobberpuhl likewise merits praise for his capable work
as a member of the football squad, student council, and the declam team.
Outstanding in declamatory work and dramatics, Dona Du
Beau was also associate editor of the School History Yearbook, a member
of the Times staff, glee club, Sigma Beta Phig and a lead in the operetta.
Robert Elness, who has been very versatile in student organiza-
tions, was especially prominent in band, orchestra, glee club, and other
musical groups. Among his other activities are football, basketball, and
Another member of this group is William Schaefer, who has
served as editor-in-chief of the School History Yearbook, feature editor
of the Times, and was a member of the Alexian staff and the Phi Alpha.
Four seniors and five juniors were admitted into the society on
April 3, 1936. The seniors admitted were the following:
Gaining greatest recognition as alternate-captain of the foot-
ball team, Paul Anderson was also assistant circulation manager of the
Alexian, president of the senior class, vice-president of the Phi Alpha,
and member of the student council.
James Daily, who was a member of the senior class play cast,
was in addition, columnist for the Times, feature editor of the Alexian,
a Phi Alpha, and Alexandria's representative in the humorous division
at the declamatory contest.
Ruby Flanery did meritorious work as a member of the debate
squad and the Times staff, and co-author of the class creed.
A prominent member of the society is Eileen Hubbell, who was a
participant in band, orchestra, glee club, drum corps, and a member of
both the Times and Alexian staffs. W
As a member of the stage force, Kathryn Brown, a junior, has
taken an active part in stage production. She was also chairman of the
decoration committee for the junior-senior prom.
Keith Godfrey, prominent junior athlete, has taken part in
football, basketball, baseball, and was a member of the Times staff.
Closely associated with musical organizations, Doris Larson,
junior, has participated in band, orchestra, drum corps, glee club, girls'
sextet, and was also a Sigma Beta Phi, a librarian, and a Times reporter.
Another versatile junior is Lois Studlien, who was on the Times
staff, library board, and in the glee club and Sigma Beta Phi.
As president of the junior class, Marjorie Thompson has like-
wise gained recognition as a member of the Times staff, student council,
band, orchestra, and drum corps.
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
Dona DuBeau, Erwin Do-bberpuhl,
Evangeline Helseth, James Daily.
For the second consecutive year Alexandria has participated in
the state declamatory contest. Dona Du Beau commendably represented
Alexandria at the state meet this year, winning second place in the dra-
matic division with the selection "Mary of Scotland". Two other sen-
iors gained distinction in this activity: James Daily competing
in the humorous division and Erwin Dobberpuhl in the oratorical sec-
tion in district contests.
Dona was placed first in the dramatic section at the sub-district
contest at Parkers Prairie, in the district contest at Alexandria, and in the
regional and inter-regional contests which were both held at Wadena.
From the inter-regional, Dona Went to the state contest.
With "Let Brotherly Love Continue" as his selection, James
placed first in the humorous department of the sub-district and second in
the district meet.
Erwin Dobberpuhl won first place in the sub-district contest
but lost at the district in the oratorical division. His selection was, "A
New Birth of Ereedomn.
Miss Evangeline Helseth, dramatics instructor, ably coached the
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
Ruth Bergstrom, Ruby Flanery,
Winfred Woolliscroft, K. Otto Logan.
"Resolved: that the several states should enact legislation pro-
viding for a complete system of medical service available to all citizens
:xt public expense," was the question which claimed the interest of high
school debaters this year.
In the inter-class tournament held December 16, the seniors
were victorious and won the Kiwanis cup, which is presented to the Win-
ning team each year. Members of the senior team were as follows: Axel
Friedland, Erwin Dobberpuhl, and Ruth Bergstrom, affirmative, and
Margaret Hove, Clara Pederson, and Ruby Flanery, negative.
The all school team was composed of Winfred XVoo1liscroft,
lirst speaker, Ruby Flanery, second speaker, and Ruth Bergstrom, third
speaker. Alexandria this year holds the district and sub-regional debate
titles, the latter gained when the locals defeated the clever Wheaton de-
Alexandria lost to Moorhead Teachers High School in the final
regional contest by a 2-1 decision.
K. Otto Logan's competent guidance was greatly responsible
for the debaters' success.
A second team consisting of Ralph Thornton, Kathryn Wes-
terfield, and Gerald Johnson practised with the regular team.
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
Sigma Beta Phi
Front Row--Doris Larson, Carol Knutson, Eileen Hubbell, Dona DuBeau, Frances
Griffith, Marian Knauf, Wilma Myers.
Second Row--Lois Studlien, Evangeline Helseth, Agnes Johnson, Anna Johnson, Mary
Burnquist, Malinda Jerome.
Knitting, etiquette, dancing lessons, and gay parties were
among the outstanding activities which kept the 12 members of the Sig-
ma Beta Phi occupied during the past school year.
The first two meetings of the year were held with Mrs. H. N.
Peterson who, with much patience, taught the girls how to knit and purlg
and as a result of the teaching, many of the Betas succeeded in knitting
sweaters, skirts, caps, and scarfs.
A leap-year party was given to the Phi Alphas by the girls in
January. A theatre session, dancing, and refreshments composed the
program of entertainment for the party which served as sort of a labor-
atory experiment for the practical use of information on dancing and
parties which the Beta members had received at earlier meetings of che
With Mrs. G. Fitzgerald as guest speaker, a program on "Fash-
ions" was given on May 16, under the direction of Eileen Hubbell. A
breakfast at which officers were elected for the next school year wrote
finis to the year's activities of the Sigma Beta Phi on May 24.
Officers for the year 1935-36 were Frances Griffith, presi-
dent, Dona DuBeau, vice-president, Eileen Hubbell, secretary, and Mar-
ian Knauf, treasurer. Other seniors in the organization were Juliette
Hareid, Malinda Jerome, Agnes Johnson, Anna Johnson, and Wilma
1936 TH1zA1.Ex1AN 1936
Front Row--James Daily, Robert Elness. Oscar Gustafson, Robert Drummond, Melvin
S-tumm. Sidney Carlson, Rodney Backlin, Eldo Falk, Eaton Olson, Christian Back-
aus, Orris Gran.
Back Row--Robert Weed, Lester Nelson. Paul Anderson, Clarence Dobberpuhl, Keith
Godfrey, William Schaefer, Orville Eiden, Thorvald Lillevik.
Phi Alpha, the honorary society for boys, has had a member-
ship of 21 senior and junior boys during the past year. Officers of the
organization were president, Robert Weedg vice president, Paul Ander-
song secretary-treasurer, Orris Gran, and sergeant-at-arms, Clarence
Dobberpuhl. K. Otto Logan acted as adviser for the organization.
Twelve new members were taken into the club this year, only
those boys who had earned seven honor points in at least two major ex-
tra-curricular activities being eligible to join. An initiation was con-
duced late in the fall at which the neophytes were formally and force-
fully inducted into the society. No members were taken into Phi Alpha
The aim of this organization is to raise the intellectual and cul-
tural standards of its members as well as to promote good fellowship
among the boys. Because of the numerous other activities during the
past school year, the Alphas were somewhat inactive. Early in the sec-
ond semester, the Phi Alplias were the guests of the Sigma Beta Phi
at a leap year party.
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
With an increase in member-
. ship of 15 students, the high school or-
chestra, like the band, has had one of its
most successful seasons. Directed by Har-
old Arentsen, it has been very prominent
in musical activities during the year.
This year the orchestra accom-
panied the operetta Naughty Marieffa
and the annual production of Handel's
Messiah and furnished incidental music
for both junior and senior class plays. In
addition to these regular performances,
the orchestra gave two special concerts
during the year. The first of these was
a public affair given in December and the
other a closed performance for the Eu-
terpean Club in March.
Because of the heightened in-
terest of the students in music this year,
the membership in this organization rose
to 6 S. Seniors who are members of the orchestra are Rodney Backlin,
Donald Brown, Robert Elness, Eileen Hubbell, Alma Keipe, Burl Kraf-
thefer, Elaine McArdell, Wilma Meyers, and LaVerne Schmidt.
Harold W. Arentsen
MUSIC POINT SYSTEM
This year the music department of the Alexandria High School
adopted a new system of comparative rating whereby any student mem-
ber of a musical organization is credited with a certain number of honor
points for each musical activity in which he participated.
According to this system, each student's points are totaled up
at the end of the school year, and the individual is given an A, B, C, or
D rating in ratio to the number of points he has earned. Those persons
maintaining an A average in this system during their high school years
will be given a special award when they graduate.
Honor points are credited for attendance, co-operation, con-
dition of instrument, and membership in chamber groups. Likewise,
points are deducted from each student's total for poor attitude, slow
progress, untidy uniform and unexcused absence.
The new point system is proving to be very satisfactory in that
it has created greater interest in music by setting up a definite goal for
1936 Lv!-I EXIQN 1936
This year has been a most progressive and inspiring one for the
band section of the Alexandria High School Music Department. Un-
der the capable direction of H. W. Arentsen, the concert and military
bands have participated in numerous school and outside events during
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Several special trips were made by the band Wholly and in part
in the course of the year's activities. Included in these trips were the
participation in the West Central Band Tournament at Sauk Centre in
july, 193 S, and a special concert at Central Junior High in St. Cloud on
Senior members of the bands include Rodney Backlin, Robert
Elness, Lucille Flesch, Frances Griffith, Eileen Hubbell, Burl Krafthefer,
Elaine McArdell, Helen Moose, and Lucille Nichols.
Six small ensembles, three vocal and three instrumental, com-
prise the chamber group of the music department. The vocal section is
made up of the girls' sextet, boys' sextet, and mixed octet with the string
quartet, brass sextet, and woodwind sextet included in the instrumental
Doris Christopherson, Juliette Hareid, Carol Knutson, Doris
Larson, Frances Renner, and Betty Sather composed the girls' sextet.
The boys' quartet was made up of Robert Elness, Leighton Knutson,
XVilbur Schackel and Ralph Thornton. In the mixed octet were Dona
Du Beau, Robert Elness, Marian Knauf, Leighton Knutson, Doris Lar-
son, Frances Renner, Wilbur Schackel, and Ralph Thornton.
Present members of the string quartet are June Fleming, Ar-
lene johnson, Bernadine McArdell, and Dennis Nelson. Rodney Back-
lin, Donald Brown, Sidney Carlson, Russell Krafthefer, Elaine McArdell,
and Robert Patton constitute the brass sextet. Robert Elness, Burl
Krafthefer, Doris Larson, Rachael Nelson, Dawn Ripley, and Delores
Wilkes comprise the woodwind sextet.
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
In the vocal section of the music department, the Alexandria
High School has had remarkable success, turning out well-balanced, high-
rating boys, glee clubs, girls' gleeclubs, and mixed choruses which have
won hghvhonors in music contests for the past eight years. Between
the the two organizations, boys' and girls', have captured six firsts,
three econds, one third, four "A" ratings, three "B" ratings, and two
" ' r tings in district competition.
, Besides competing in the district music contests, the glee clubs
ave rticipated in various school affairs. Early in December, the vo-
al lg ups presented a concert, and later in the same month they com-
ined ith the local choral club for the fifth annual presentation of the
Messia . On February third the combined glee clubs and choral club
D gave ictor Hugo's opera Naughty Marietta. Several members of the
- ocal lubs also took part in the vocal clinic held at Osakis in March.
A Throughout the past year Miss Gretchen Stieler has conducted
the b ys' glee club, girls' glee club, and mixed chorus. Operatic pro-
4 duct' n was directed by Harold Arentsen.
' iors in the boys' and girls' glee clubs are Evangeline Berg,
Rut Bergs om, Donald Brown, Dona DuBeau, Robert Elness, Glen Er-
1 'ck on, Juliette Hareid, Eileen Hubbell, Marian Knauf, Ruth Patrick
Ma 1 Peterson, Wilbur Schackel, and Ruby Swenson.
' THE MUSIC CONTEST
Q With a rating of two A plus', five A's, seven B's, and one C, Al-
e andria High School was again one of the outstanding schools at the
1936 district music contest, which was again held in the local school.
T e rating of the 15 var ous groups were as follows:
X Senior igh orchestra. ................ A plus
X Senio high band ............ ....... A plus
Seni high mixed chorus ...... .....,... A
eni high girls' glee club .... ....... 1 A
'X r high orchestra ......... ....... A
gl X um r high girls' glee club .... ....... A
uartet .................. ....... A
KU , 'gd 'glgrtheoys' glee club ..... ....... B
X- K ring quartet ............... ....... B
it ass quartet. .................. ....... B
unior high mixed chorus ..... ....... B
' unior high band ........... ...,,,, B
ig oodwind quintet ........ .,...,, C
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1936 Tun ALU-:IAN 1936
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Front Row--Marion Peterson, Doris Larson, Drum Major Pearl Barr, Dawn Ripley,
Donna Mae Osterberg.
Middle Row--Verona S-treu. Elaine McArde1l, Marjorie Evans, June Johnson, Alyce
Side Rows--Lucille Nichols, Irene Erickson, June Fleming, Andrea Wick, Myrtle New-
. house, Catherine Peterson, Elsie Friedland, Eileen Hubbell, Betty Nichols, Berna-
dine McArde11, June Hobart, Marjorie Thompson, Virginia Mathiason, Viola Wag-
ner, Frances Griffith, Kathryn Westeriield, Yvonne Hustad, Viola Sessions.
In the six years of its existence, the Alexandria Girls' Drum and
Bugle Corps under the direction of Music Supervisor Harold Arentsen
has earned widespread acclaim for its distinctive playing and original
formations. Improving and expanding with each season, this organi-
zation has grown to be one of the most popular and important student
groups in the school. In keeping with this policy of improvement,
the corps has recently added two imported Scotch bagpipes to its equip-
At the annual banquet in January, Pearl Barr, a junior, was
elected drum major for the coming season. Andrea Wick, a sophomore,
was chosen as her assistant. Although plans are not yet complete for the
coming summer, it is probable that the corps will make some sort of a
COLH' in addition to the usual special engagements at conventions, carni-
vals, and Celebrations.
Seniors in active membership in the drum corps are Frances
Griffith, liileen Hubbell, Elaine McArdell, Lucille Nichols, and Marian
nk 41536 THE ALEXIAN W1
if NAUGHTY MARIEVZTA li
I b Nauglaty Marietta, a Victor Herbert opera, was presented by
the Alexandria High School Music Department to a large audience. Har
old W. Arentsen had charge of the music, Dr. L. W. Lyons of dramatics
and make-up, Gordon B. Melby of stage settings, and Maxine Rustad of
Extraordinary scenery and lighting effects made a colorful
background for the romance of Marietta and Captain Dick. A realis-
tic moon with its rays beaming down upon the slave, Adah, was created
for the song "Underneath a Southern Moon".
With intriguing and difficult toe steps Dona DuBeau render-
ed an entrancing puppet dance. Two dainty and demure ballet groups,
one a Spanish group and the other a French ballet, were coached by Mr.
Students who contributed artistic performances as supporting
leads were Donald Brown, Dona DuBeau, Juliette Hareid, Eileen Hub-
bell, Darwyn Olson, and Frances Renner.
Gretchen Stieler and Leland Wright gave excellent perform-
ances in their singing roles of Marietta and Captain Dick Warrington.
"I Wish I Were Anybody Else But Me", which proved to be
a favorite number, was sung by Theodore Ording. After this song,
Mrs. Earl and Mr. Ording presented a humorous character dance, which
was highly enjoyed by everyone.
To Gordon Melby and his able assistants goes the credit for the
artistic scenery. Harriet Hobart and Robert Drummond are stage
The opera in brief tells the adventures of a young countess who
disguises herself as a casket girl, sails from Erance, and comes over to New
Orleans. She falls in love with Captain Dick Warrington who does not
know who she really is. Her disguise is discovered at the end of the op-
era when Captain Dick sings her dream melody, and they are publicly
1936 True A1,I2xiAN 1936
Back Row--James Daily, Lorin Van Dyke, Evangeline Helseth,
Erwin Dobberpuhl, Eaton Olson, Orris Gran.
Front Row--Marian Knauf, Dona DuBeau. Ruth Bergstrom,
ARMS AND THE MAN
- CAST OF CHARACTERS -
Catherine Petkofl ----- Marian Knauf
Paul Petkotf - Erwin Dobberpuhl Q
Raina - - - Dona Du Beau 2
Bluntchli - Orris Gran ,QP
Louka - Ruth Bergstrom , 5
Sergius - James Daily W
Nic-ola - - Lorin Van Dyke '
The Officer ------ Eaton Olson
This year's senior class production was Arms and The Man, a
satire on war by Bernard Shaw, which concerns the life of a Servian fug-
itive in a Bulgarian home. Shaw's clever humor is typified by this
MRS. PARTRIDGE PRESENTS
- CAST OF CHARACTERS -
Ellen ------- Elizabeth Olson
Philip Partridge ------ Orris Gran
Delight Partridge Dona Du Beau
Stephen Applegate Thorvald Lillevik
Maisie Partridge - Marian Knauf
Katherine Everett - Eileen Hubbell
Sydney Armstead - Wilbur Sehackel
Charles Ludlow Donald Brown
Clementine - Ruth Bergstrom
Miss Hamilton - Juliette Hareid
Pete - - Erwin Dobberpuhl
Sam - - La Verne Nelson
Madame La Fleur ----- Margaret Hove
Mrs. Partridge Pl'l'Sl'lIfX is an American comedy in three acts
by Mary Kennedy and Ruth Hawthorne. The basis of the plot con-
cerns the heroine's struggles to offer to her children the opportunities
that she herself had missed.
Miss Evangeline Helseth, dramatic coach, successfully directed
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
Front Row--Dawn Ripley, Kathryn Brown, Marcella Dahlsten, Harriet Ho-
bart, Elwood Grundei, Vernon Burgess.
Second Row--Robert Drummond, Melvin Reed, Glen Berglyn, Ronald Je-
rome, Winfred Woolliscroft, Gordon Melby.
Producing some of the best high school scenery in the state, the
stage force, under the supervision of Gordon B. Melby, is again complet-
ing a year of successful work in scenery and lighting effects for the opera
and class plays. The settings of other performances throughout the school
year have also been supervised by them.
This year the stage force consisted of the following members:
Harriet Hobart and Robert Drummond, co-managersg Vernon Burgess,
electricians, Melvin Reed and Kathryn Brown, juniors, and Dawn Rip-
ley, sophomore. Assisting the latter part of the year were Ronald Jerome,
Glenn Berglin, and Winfred Woolliscroft. An alumna, Marcella Dahl-
sten, also aided to a great extent throughout the year.
Under the leadership of Forrest Willey, che school patrol which
is sponsored by the American Legion, has proved its importance to the
school and community.
Among the patrol's chief aims are prevention of trafic con-
gestion and assistance of students crossing streets.
Christian Backhaus heads the organization as patrol chief. As-
sisting him are two captains, Ronald Jerome and Claire Hintzen. Other
senior high school members are Eldo Falk, Lawrence Larson, Elwood
Grundei, and Marvin Erickson.
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
Front Row--Lois Studlien, Doris Larson, Carol Knutson, Frances
Second Row--Edor Brostrom, Jean Harrison, Marcella Grube, Mary
One senior and seven juniors constitute the library board, which
has efficiently served the students of the high school the past year. Miss
Mary Burnquist supervised their work. 1
The members of the board and their special duties are as fol-
lows: Edor Brostrom, vertical file, Marcella Grube, supplies, Jean Har-
rison, checking of shelvesg Carol Knutson, book circulationg Cora Lar-
son, accessioning and making out of second overdue noticesg Doris Lar-
son, mending of books, Frances Renner, book circulation, and Lois Stud-
Under the direction of Edor Brostrom, Erwin Dobberpuhl and
Thorvald Lillevik, the library has been opened at noon for the conveni-
ence of out-of-town students.
In order to complete an accurate inventory, the library board
checked all books early in April with the shelf list. The efficiency of
distribution of fine notices was greatly increased by the use of a home-
room file made by Edor Brostrom, Doris Larson, and Lois Studlien.
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Alex High Times
Front Row--Ralph Thornton, Helen Ladd, Robert Drummond, Frances Griffith, Robert
Weed, Marian Knauf, Orris Gran, Melvin Stumm, Adelle Jarchow, Marjorie
Thompson, Elsie Friedland.
Second Row--Leonard Johnson, Wilma Myers, Kathryn Westeriield, Caro-l Knutson,
Doris Larson, Dona DuBeau, Eileen Hubbell, Lluetta Knebel, Marcella. Grube,
Third Row--Wilbur Schackel, Doris Christopherson, Mary Ann Lanigan, Lois Studlien,
Agnes Johnson, Marjorie Karle, Elizabeth Olson, Malinda Jerome, Bernice Platto.
Back Row--Darwyn Olson, James Daily, Marian Hansen, Ruby Flanery, Anna Johnson,
Ruby Swenson, Viola Wagner, Lois Roth, William Schaefer, Keith Godfrey.
With Robert Weed as editor-in-chief and Marian Knauf as associ-
ate, the Alvx High Times, bi-weekly school paper, has been successfully
published for the thirteenth consecutive year.
Rated as an Q'All Americann by the National Scholastic Press
Association, the Alex High Times again upheld its position as one of
the outstanding high school papers in the nation.
Frances Gr-ifnrh, business manager, managed the linances, with
Robert Drummond acting in the capacity of circulation manager. Orris
Gran fulfilled the duties of sports editor, assisted by Melvin Stumm.
Heads of other departments were William Schaefer, feature, James
Daily, columnist, Wilma Myers, copy editor, and Malinda Jerome, art
Other seniors on the staff included Dona DuBeau, Agnes johnson,
and Anna Johnson, star reporters, Wilbur Schackel, Elizabeth Olson, Lor-
in Van Dyke, and Eileen Hubbell, reporters, and Marjorie Karle, Mary
Ann Lanigan, Helen Moose, Bernice Platto, and Ruby Swenson, typists.
Much credit is due Helen Ladd, who acted as literary adviser, and
Adelle Jarchow, who advised the business department.
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
Orville Eiden Orris Gran Rodney Backlln Wilbur Schwckel
EDITORIAL STAFF +
Editor .............. ...................... ......... Or rl s Gran
Associate Editor .... ................................ W ilbur Schackel
Copy .... .............................. ........ Ro be rt Weed
Art ....... .... - - Malinda Jerome
Athletics ....... .... W ilbur Schackel
Organizations .... .... R uth Bergstrom
Senior Department --- .... Frances Griffith
Lorin Van Dyke
Music ............ .... El leen Hubbell
Feature --- ,..... James Daily
Typlsts --- Virginia Bjorklund
Mary Ann Lanlgan
Business Manager --- ..................... --- Rodney Backlln
Assistant ............. .... .... Th o rvald Lillevik
Circulation Manager ...... Orville Elden
Assistant ........ ..... ............. - - - Paul Anderson
Literary .... ............. - - Mary Burnquist
Business .... --- Blanche Nelson
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1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
H. Hastings W. Williams C. Spensley F. Fabro G. Melby
Harold R. Hastings, who is the new physical education direc-
tor, was also appointed head coach of Alexandria's gridiron warriors. Mr.
Hastings was ably assisted by Coaches Karl Nordgaard, Forrest Willey,
and William Williams.
Other mentors are William Williams, basketball coach, Gordon
B. Meby, baseball coach, Miss Carol Spensley, director of girls' physical
education and head of the G. A. A., and Frank Fabro, the faculty man-
ager of athletics.
Alexandria High School is represented in three major sports:
football, basketball, and baseball, and in two minor sports, track and
During the school year, the gym classes compete in touchball,
volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, and diamond ball. The Rogers Ca-
pacity Tests, which indicate the physical fitness of each student, are giv-
en at the end of each semester.
Under the direction of Coach Hastings and Forrest Willey, a
new interest in track has been created among the high school students.
At present a record turn out of 29 men have been reporting for daily
Leonard Olson, half-miler, is the only returning letterman and
will captain the squad this year. Donald Brown, a senior, has been show-
ing great promise in pole vaulting.
At the time of this writing negotiations for a dual meet with
Sauk Centre, May 9, are being carried on. The district meet will be
held, May 16 at Sauk Centre.
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1936
Harold R. Hastings, Alex's new
football mentor, displayed his abilities as a
gridiron coach by turning out one of the best
Red and Black teams Alexandria has seen in
the last six years. By winning all their dis-
trict games Alexandria again retained their
district title and captured second place in the
new Central Eight Conference, with but one
defeat in four league contests.
Coach Hastings' call for football
material was answered by approximately 75
men of all sizes.
Eight lettermen returned to take up
the duties of the previous year. They were
as follows: Captain Orville Eiden, Paul An-
derson, Wilson Chase, Keith Godfrey, Law-
rence Larson, Lester Nelson, Geyhard Urness,
and Robert Weed.
Members of the coaching staff were Captain Ewen
Mr. Hastings head coach, and physical educa-
tion director, Bill Williams, assistant coach, Forrest Willey, assistantg
and Karl Nordgaard, assistant. Coach Hastings took over the first string,
and Mr. Williams coached the second team. Mr. Nordgaard assisted in
the teaching of the fundamentals of the game to new men while Mr. Wil-
ley had charge of the "B" squad.
Suits were issued, and practice began the first of September.
After two weeks of fundamentals and conditioning, the Alexians played
a double-header against the alumni and Parkers Prairie. In the prelim-
inary the second stringers played a scoreless tie with the Parkers eleven,
and the varsity also battled to a scoreless deadlock with the alumni. Both
games were played under the floodlights.
Opening their regular playing schedule on the local field, Alex-
andria defeated a scrappy Melrose eleven by the score of 7-0.
The next week the Red and Black showed an improved offense
when they gave Sauk Centre a 20-0 trimming.
Playing their first Central Eight game, Alex trounced a husky
Staples eleven, 20-0, to avenge last year's beating.
On their Hrst road trip of the season, the Red and Black jour-
neyed to Glenwood for the traditional battle. Alex tripped their tra-
ditional rivals 28 to 0, thus keeping the famous Bell Trophy which they
won the previous year.
October 19 marked the date of their second league game with
Little Falls. Alex, although outplayed during most of the game, pulled
the game out of the fire when Patton, sub fullback, in the third period,
crashed over the only touchdown, Alex winning, 7 to 0.
1936 THE AI,EXlAN 1936
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Front Row--Coach Hastings, Drummond, Falk, Baekaus, W. Chase, L. Larson, Nelson,
Godfrey, Elness, Urness, Captain Eiden, Anderson, Weed.
Second Row--Coach Nordgaard, E. Zabel, L. L. Peterson, E. Dobberpuhl, Sherlin,
Christopherson, Patton, S. Zabel, D. Olson, LaCourse, A. Dobberpuhl, Coach
Third Row--S. Peterson, Myrvold, Max, Carlson, Goding, Jensen, C. Larson, Dahlsten,
Sturnick, E. Johnson, Stumm, J. Peterson, Arrowsmith.
Fourth Row--Assistant Coach CL Dobberpuhl, Watters. Myhr, Siira, D. Chase, D.
Schultz, Miller, Verkennis, Hamm, R. Schultz, Hogan, Groene, Coach Willey, Stu-
dent Manager Gustafson.
Fifth Row--Assistant Coach Yarger, Robbins, Eckman, Caldis, Movold, Morse, McCabe,
M. Erickson, Tart, Lundgren, Boyd, Love, J. Godfrey, Hintzen, Williams, Trainer
Top Row--Holverson, Heinecke, Platto, L. Erickson, Ellertson, Lindquist, Bundy, R.
Peterson, Ahlquist, Rose, Lang, Donner, Trainer G. Johnson.
Alex suffered their first defeat at the hands of Fergus Falls, 13
to 6. The game was broadcast over K D G E, and a radio was set up in
the high school assembly for those who could not make the trip to Fergus.
Seeking revenge for the defeat of the previous year, the Red
and Black warriors took a 7 to 0 victory from Wadena in the home-com-
ing game on November l. The game was played on a snow-covered,
frozen field and marked Alexls third straight victory in the Central
In the last game of the season, Alex met St. Cloud in the game
which was to decide the Central Eight championship. Before the con-
test both teams had been undefeated in league play. St. Cloud won 19
to 0 in a bitterly fought battle, thus taking the championship trophy.
The following 16 men will receive major letters this year: Gey-
hard Urness, Lawrence Larson, Wilson Chase, Robert Drummond, Er-
win Dobberpuhl, Alfred Dobberpuhl, Robert Elness, Lester Nelson,
Robert Weed, Paul Anderson, Orville Eiden, Keith Godfrey, Eldo Falk,
Christy Bacchaus, Melvin Stumm, and Robert Patton. There are seven
men who will receive minor awards.
1936 THE ALux1AN 1936
Top Row--Robert, Weed. Vincent Fiala, Keith Godfrey.
Middle Row--Orville Eiden. Karl Sturniek, Captain Byron LaCourse,
Oscar Gustafson, Robert Elness.
Bottom Row--Glen Erickson, Selvin Zabel, Geyhard Urness.
Under the tutelage of Coach Bill Williams, former Hamline
University star, the Red and Black cagers played successfully through one
of the toughest schedules ever faced by an Alexandria athletic team and
emerged with a record of 13 victories and nine defeats, including eight
In district tournament play, the Alexians won their first games
from Swanville and Sauk Centre respectively but were eliminated in the
final round by a sharp-shooting Bertha quintet, 23 to 19. This marks
the fifth consecutive year that an Alex team has won its way to the finals
of the district meet.
193 6 THE ALEXIAN 193 6
Playing for the Hrst season in the newly organized Central
Eight athletic league, the Alex basketeers won four and lost four of their
eight games. By virtue of this .500 per centage, they took fourth place
honors in the league.
Coach Williams had six lettermen from last year's squad re-
turning to form the nucleus of this year's team. Those returning were
Captain Byron La Course, Orville Eiden, Glenn Erickson, Vincent Fiala,
Keith Godfrey, and Geyhard Urness.
iThe Williams quint lost its opening game to Elbow Lake, but
came back to take the next two games from Parkers Prairie and Osakis.
After dropping the next two Central Eight contests, the Alexians settled
down to a heavy schedule and after a stormy two months, broke about
even on the rest of the season's play. During the course of the season,
the Red and Black hoopsters earned 509 points to their opponents' 517.
Featuring a style of play entirely new to this ,region, the Wil-
liams coached team used a series of set plays and blocking situations with
which to score needed points, and, when the team was in normal stride,
this attack made them easily the class of the district. The crowded
condition of the schedule and the newness of the system itself often pre-
vented the team from showing to best advantage.
Lettermen for 1935-36 were, seniors: Orville Eiden, Robert
Elness, Glenn Erickson, Oscar Gustafson, Captain Byron LaCourse, and
Bob Weed, juniors: Selvin Zabel, and sophomores: Vincent Fiala, Karl
Sturnick, and Gay Urness.
Home Team Opponents
Alexandria -- - ..... 21 Elbow Lake - -- --
Alexandria - - - ..... 30 Parkers Prairie - -
Alexandria - - - ..... 40 Osakis ...... - - - -
Alexandria. - - - ..... 26 " Crosby-Ironton - -
Alexandria - - - ..... 19 'Little Falls - - - - - -
Alexandria - - - ..... 23 "St. Cloud - - - - -
Alexandria - - - ..... 26 Sauk Centre - - - -
Alexandria - - - ..... 13 Glenwood - - - -
Alexandria. - - - ..... 27 'Staples .... - -- -
Alexandria - - - ..... 30 Fergus Falls , , -
Alexandria .... ..... 2 8 'Aitkin ......
Alexandria .... ..... 2 2 Sauk Centre -- -
Alexandria - - - ..... 17 "Little Falls - - -
Alexandria .... ..... 1 1 "SL Cloud - - -
Alexandria , - - ..... 23 Glenwood - - - -
Alexandria --- ..... 214 Osakis -------
Alexandria ................ 23 istaples -,,.....
Alexandria ................ 15 Long Prairie - - -
Alexandria. ................ 16 Elbolw Lake ....
4' Denotes Central Eight game
TOURNAMENT DISTRICT 22
Alexandria ............ . .... 26 Swanville - -. ..... -
Alexandria - - - ..... 20 Sauk Centre - - - -
Alexandria --- ..... 19 Bertha -------
1936 THE Al.liXlAN
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Clarence Dobberpuhl, Erwin Dobberpuhl, Paul Anderson, Lester
Nelson, Orris Gran, Clare Weatherwax, Lloyd Peterson, Glen Erickson.
By defeating the juniors and sophomores, the senior boys won
the senior high inter-class basketball title for the second straight year. The
ratings this year were seniors, champions, sophomores, second place,
and juniors, third place.
In their Hrst game the seniors defeated the scrappy sophomores
30-27 in a double-overtime game. The seniors won their second victory
by setting the juniors down in a thrilling victory, 28 to 26, in the cham-
pionship battle. By virtue of their 32-26 win over the juniors, the soph-
omores won second place honors.
The seniors received the Strong Trophy while the juniors were
awarded the Goats' Wooden Cup.
G. A. A.
NVith Miss Carol Spensley as the new supervisor, the Girls' Ath-
letic Association is continuing to promote athletics among girls in the
Alexandria High School.
This organization is the largest in the high school, owing to
the fact that any girl may join that is interested in athletics and is capable
of earning the necessary 25 points for membership.
This year's officers are as follows: president, Ruth Patrick, vice
president, Ruby Swenson, secretary, Ruth Hintzen, and treasurer, Mar-
ion Peterson. The governing board consists of Ryllis Godfrey, Luetta
Knebel, and Irene Erickson, senior, junior, and sophomore representa-
193 6 THE ALEX'
June Fleming. Catherine Peterson, Marjorie Thompson, Mildred Ja-
cobson, Aune Aho, Myrtle Newhouse, Elsie Friedland, Marcella
Grube, Luetta Knebel, June Hobart, Viola. Shogren, Mrs. Harold
The juniors, having been victorious in two out of three games in
the tourney play, captured the championship of the girls' interclass tour-
In the first round the seniors swamped the sophomores by an
18 to 7 tally. The juniors came out on top over the sophomores by a
score of 15 to 7. In the title battle the seniors bowed to the juniors, 15
to 9, making the junior girls the champions.
Mrs. Harold Hastings was the coach for the winning team.
Theodore Ording and Mrs. Lawrence Shogren were the coaches for the
senior and sophomore teams respectively.
Ryllis Godfrey led the senior five, June Fleming captained the
title holders, and Betty Nichols was captain of the sophomore quint.
Miss Carol Spensley, the girls' physical education instructor, di-
rected the tournament. Mr. Forrest Willey and Miss Spensley refereed
Seated--Ralph Max lstudent managerl, Lloyd Peterson, Dean Melton. Eldo Falk,
Rodney Baeklin, Captain Harvey Lund, Keith Godfrey, Jarmon Godfrey lbat boy?
Standing--Coach Gordon Melby. Howard Max. Geyhard Urness, Christian Backaus,
Winston Alm, Walter Christopherson, John Peterson, Blake Godfrey, Darwyn Olson,
Reuben Hogan, Warren Yunker.
From a record turnout of 50 men, Coach Gordon B. Melby has
picked 19 men to carry on Alexandrizfs baseball squad for 1936.
The team will be built around Eve lettermen: Captain Harvey
Lund, lildo Falk, Howard Max, Dean Melton, and Geyhard Urness.
At the time of this writing only one game has been played,
with Alexandria winning from Swanville, 11 to 0, clue to the combined
three-hit pitching of Urness and Melton, veteran Alex hurlers.
The 1936 schedule is as follows:
April 29A,Wheaton ,,i,i..,. .... L here
May 2.-Browervi11e --- ..,, -here
May 5,,G1enwood --- there
May 8,-Brandon c,,, -here
May 12-,Wheaton --- ,,,, -here
May 15-,Me1rose .... there
May 19,,G1enwood ..,,.. ..... h ere
May 22,-Long Prairie ,here
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Volume 1 Qt. November 7, 1950 :Io Nannette
Rodney Backlin, Earmuff King, '1' fns
Business Over to Employees--Almost
All Profits They Make Over Five Million
They May Keep," Says
ff Alexandria - R..
Backlin, head oi
fi ' Bafcklin Inc., an-
...,., . :e nounced today
that his vast or-
.1 -V be turned over to
,,.,,, his employees.
4. "I have money
, ZLf' - - 'fesv z enough," he said,
"soI am going to
give my workers a chance. All the profits
they make over five million, they may
"The industry will be entirely in their
hands. They can do as they wish with
it. A board elected by the men composed
of Laverne Nelson, Eugene Roth, Marvin
Steinhorst, Gerhard Weseloh, and Elmer
Zunker will govern the
will not interfere except
If the men agree with
ant matters, they will
Mr. Harvey Lund, Mr.
businessg and I
to decide things.
me on import-
have their way
ger, said they could cut down the num-
ber of his employees under the new man-
agement and also make more earmuffs.
The earmuff industry has enjoyed a
boom in the last year due to the much
cxploited fad of women wearing earmuffs.
This fad was taken up by such notable
people as Lucille Arvidson, Uarda Bac-
chus, Charlotte Barsness, Rosella Drex-
ler and, Ryllis Godfrey.
VERY BEAUTIFUL MAN
BECOMES "MR, AMERICA"
Atlantic City, N. J.-Americas annual
beauty contest held here today, resulted
in the selection of Mr. 610 West 73rd St.
to represent the colmtry in whatever it
is that he will represent them in. Seven
hundred young men paraded past the
judges on the boardwalk todayg and the
winner, whose name is Bill Schaefer,
was unanimously chosen to be Mister
America. This entitles him to something.
Library To Overlook
New Swimming Pool
School Board Has Overlooked It For
Word was received here today that a
federal grant had been appropriated to
the Alexandria High School for the con-
struction of two swimming pools.
Both a boys' and girls' pool will be con-
structed in the open light course at each
end of the school. The windows will be
water-proofed, and a concrete floor will
be made of cement. If the pool is popu-
lar with the divers, it will be filled with
Bob Weed Jr., a student, commenting
o-n the pool said, "Can't you imagine how
popular swimming will be now? A student
can sit in the library and watch the swim-
Rocketing here from East Pine Ridge,
Robert Weed, eminent playwright and
satirical humorist arrived here today to
enjoy a few weeks' vacation on the invig-
orating shores of beautiful Mud Lake.
Mr. Weed, when interviewed by the
Douglas County Press Association, was
very demure but quite charming as he
peeked out at the reporters between the
ribs of his umbrella. It was noticed by all
present that Weed had recently acquired a
"South Holmes City" brogue, unnoticed at
his last visit. The aforementioned brogue
made the conversation rather difficult, as
the interviewed interspersed his remarks
frequently with such colloquialisms as
"O. K., Kid", "23 Skiddoo", and "Ish Ka
Bibblef' On the whole, however, the con-
versation was very gratifying. Among the
more important of his observations, Dr.
We-ed made one outstanding statement. "I
have at last, after much deep thought, in-
telligent labor, diligence, and resourceful
planning, perfected the true answer to
'Why does a chicken cross the road?' I
will make my findings known to the In-
ter-Allied Poultry Growers Union early in
June, as I plan to go on a strictly egg diet
THE ALEXIAN 1936
iss of 1936 Holds Big Reuniong
Pictui t Aired---Nearly Starts Riot
"Kingfish" Anderson Threatened With
Lynching as Grads Recall
Today, under the auspices of the Rice
and Shine Club, the class of 1936 held
its first reunion. After 50 years of sepa-
ration, old acquaintances were again re-
newed, and poignant memories were
again conjured. The aged settlers 119363
held their gabfest to commemorate the
annual opening of the resort season here
in Alexandria. Using the phraesology of
the obsolete days when these ancients
graduated, a real "hot time" was had
by all. An especial highlight of the ev-
ening's entertainment was a knock-down
and drag out fist fight between Broker
Clare Weatherwax and Sardine Salesman
Arnold Wegner. The cause of the fra-
cas was that Mr. Wegner maintained that
he absolutely was E. T. Ording's home
room pet during their three years in
high school, Clare, thinking differently,
immediately made his thoughts known in
no uncertain terms. The result? A draw.
Weatherwax, nearing '70, sustained an
extremely lame back. Wegner escaped
with a stitch in his side that nearly sew-
ed him up for good.
But to begin with the actual meeting,
Paul Anderson, the Kingfish, acted as
presiding officer. Mr. Anderson made a
very effective opening speech, emphasiz-
ing the while that members were not as
young as they used to be, and recited
several beneficial home recipes for lum-
bago and chronic rheumatism.
After this truly charming bit of repar-
tee, Miss Delores Cichy, noted pianist,
arose and captivated the entire assembly
with her comic monologue entitled "When
I Went to First Grade How Did Hitler
know it was Me". Miss Cichy also told
of how Donald Brown thair stylist!
begged her to help him put rhythm in his
nursery rhymes so he could learn his
Second and third grades of the class
history were covered by Miss Helen Sny-
der. In her speech Miss Snyder re-
called how a certain domineering
pedagogue used to dominate her pupils
until they, being very small and very
devilish, would come to class every morn-
ing feeling lower than a "duck's instep
in a puddle of mud".
After the laughter subsided to a de-
gree, who should arise from his cloud of
cigar smoke the ought to, he runs the
factory? but Wilson Chase, fourth grad-
er extraordinary. Carrying out the theme
of the reunion, Mr. Chase recalled to
many aspiring Einsteins the intricate
troubles the boys and gals used to have
upon being introduced into the laby-
rinths of short and long division! Wilson
touched many a sore spot there, it may
icontinued on page forty-fourl
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN?
The song '1The Music Goes Round and
Round" was popular.
The winter it was so cold that Melvin
Stumm had to wear plaid earmuffs.
Eileen Hubbell, William Schaefer, and
Wilbur Schackel had the mumps.
The Dionne "quints" were two years
Prosperity was just around the cor-
19 3 6 THE ALEXIAN
Resorts Open As
Lakes Freeze Up
Nutstoyou Well Represented In Ski-
jumping Meet, Bergstrom,
Alexandria-A flurry of snow in the
moming and the annual battle of flow-
ers in the afternoon on Lake Agnes
brought the season into full swing here.
Nutstoyou is well represented in the
ski jumping contests here. Miss Ruth
Bergstrom won the Boardwalk Parade
yesterday. The match was a tie while
thousands watched the big balloon sail
Mr. Glen Erickson in a Blitzen Benz
won the first three races with several
large dinners and teas to follow next
Among those registered at the hotels
are Princess Frances Griffith of Pomer-
ainiag Mme Iona Engstran, operatic starg
the national famous lecturer, Erwin Dob-
berpuhlg Clarence Dobberpuhl, the world's
heavyweight boxing champion: also Thor-
vald Lillevik, the man who is acting as
press-agent of the country of Scram-
onia: Wilma Myers nationally famous
prune and grapefruit queen: the New
York district attorney, Helen Quinn
Cprotege of Wm. Willlamslg Violet Por-
ter, radio songstress: and lastly the dist-
rict manager of the Sludson Smotor
Scumpany, Bernice Platto. His Majesty
Paul Anderson arrived last week and
many gala dinners were given for him.
To the Editor:
You are all wrong. November 7, 1897,
fell on a Sunday, not a Tuesday. I dare
you to print this.
Dear Mr. Editor:
Is'nt that paper of yours supposed to
print news While it is news? Why did
you fail to mention in your Sunday's sec-
tion that Margaret Hove, Marjorie Kar-
le, and Lorraine Kiehne recently joined
the exclusive Tog and Bounce Saddle
Club? I ought to know, I ate off the
same mantlepiece that they did.
We are not the type to complain about
things: but We simply must call your at-
tention to the fact that Lorraine Brues-
ke and Margaret Haberer visited their
relatives in Chicago with Lois Johnson,
not with Lorayne Jolmson, who happens
to reside in Manitoba.
Dear Miss Diggs: '
Do girls no longer care for spinnl '
R. Elness '
Dear Mr. Elnesz
They are still crazy about spinning
wheels, R. E.: but they want four of them
with a spare in the rear.
Dear Miss Diggs:
Do yo-u think the average man objects
to kissing a girl who uses lipstick?
Miss V. Bjorklund
Dear Miss V. B.:
Confldentially I think men like to kiss
a girl and taste nothing but the girl.
Dear Miss Diggs:
Do you think autos are ruining the
Miss R. Flanery
Dear Miss R. F.:
No, I think the younger generation is
ruining the autos. Lately a judge ruled
that a wooden leg does not bar -a. man
from operating an automobile. He was
iight, it's wooden heads that cause most
of the trouble.
In regard to the proposed measure be-
ing pushed by our contemporary the Alex
High Times, we think the idea of raising
all flag poles one and a half inches high-
er is simply preposterous. We firmly take
the affirmative: and when the negative is
developed, we'l1 still take the affirmative.
If Susie wants a bike, why shouldn't she
peddle bills to the fishermen's wives?
Goody Goody, Mr. Herda wants to see
you. Uhoa Hector! Why should we pay
seven cents for aimouncements?
Jake sent meg but on the other hand,
what could the jury do?
Whoops! The Redcoats are coming.
Boots-boots-boots-boots. Vive la France!
THE ALEXIAN 1936
Re Ca ght.
With .. - .lst of returning Ameri-
cans abroad tne Gormandie docked last
'zht at N. Y. harbor.
Among the passengers was Evangeline
Berg, star of the "Fo1lies". She brought
th her twenty dray horses which she
said were being taken up as lap pets by
the society women of the continent this
winter. While in London Miss Berg met
King Alfonso and danced with the Duke
Senator A. Friedland also returned. The
Senator commented on the political sit-
uation in America. "What this country
needs," he said, "I've got".
Mlss Delores Johnson of the "Vanities"
was also a passenger. She brought with
her forty Egyptian mummles which, she
said, were being taken up as lap pets
by the society women on the continent
this winter. '
A war correspondent, Burl Krafthefer,
returned from a trip to Africa. Mr. Kraf-
tliefer said there would be no war in Af-
rica because it is snowing thereg and,
anyway, Mussolini has a. cold.
The Johnson sisters, returned from a
successful engagement in the London
music halls, where they were a sensa-
tion. Miss Johnson brought with her
seven financiers, which, she said are be-
ing taken up as pets by the society wo-
men of the continent.
WAS MY FACE RED!
1'I'he Editor will pay nve dollars apiece
for all contributions that fall to reach
One day I had just eaten a wonderful
meal at the Ritzg and when the waitress.
Elaine McArdell, came with the bill, I
reached into my pocket, where I had only
ten centsg and I pulled out my money and
looked at it, and it was only a dime. I was
never so embarrassed in my life.
One day, I was riding on the street
car with a. bag of doughnuts under my
arm. All of a sudden the sack broke, and
the doughnuts rolled all over the street
car. To add to my embarrassment my girl
friend, Mabel McKay, shouted, "Dinner is
Miss Louina Steinhorst
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Wasn't That Cute?
Bright Sayings of the Little Ones.
tThis paper will pay a cent for every
story used. Tell us what is being done by
babies you know.J
Mamma asked Eaton Jr., aged live,
whom he loved best, mamma. or papa..
"Three years old, nice, Mr. Conductor",
said Ea-ton.--Mrs. Eaton Olson, 2 Bad
The cat was playing with a ball of yarn
underneath the dining room ta.ble.
"Glubub wook projem," said little Mar-
garet, who is only five. The Bishop left
rather hurriedly.--Mr. Lester Nelson, C.
O. D. No. 6.
One day my darling little son tripped
up to me and stepped in the goldfish bowl.
'Tm goflng to be rich some day, Mama,"
he said. He waited until he had finished
nibbling the little goldflsh.
'Tm going to run a. grea' big punch
board and oder myself as the prize," he
explained blushlngly. I hated to laugh:
so I sent him upstairs to wash his feet.
Wasn't that cute? I'll send you his pic-
ture for ten cents ln stamps. He's so cute.
Mrs. Chrissie Backhaus.
"And how old are you, my little boy?"
asked the kindly old man to my three-
year-old son, Harold.
"Me am twee years old," said Hamid
before anyone could stop him.--Mrs. By-
ron LaCourse, 6666 Teen Street.
My most embarrassing moment happen-
ed when I was horseback riding with Clara
Pederson and Marlon Peterson and some
other girls. I had ripped my trousers
while mounting my horse. So, when we
returned from our ride, I wanted to stay
on my horse until the rest had gone, but
wou1dn't you know that my horse would
throw me right in front of LaVerne
Schmidt and Florence Juntunen, and I
landed right on my face. I was never so
embarrassed in my life.
Mr. Elwood Grundei.
1936 THE ALEXIAN 1931,
Class of 1936 Holds Reunion
l continued from page forty-onej ,
Then Chairman Anderson played his
trump card, his ace, his joker in the holeg
and the man flashed on the screen a
picture. And what a picture! Picture this
if you can picture itg a group of highly
barbarious Indians, each exposing a
mouthful of teeth, and brandishing a
hatchet, topped with .a fine assortment
of dyed goose quills.
Quite a few of the assembly blushed
cerise, and more sank into the roomy
depths of their chairs-they remembered
fifth grade. A lot more were getting an
awfully good laugh at their expense. For
instance, Golfer Oscar Gustafson was one
of the more shrinking violets, but the
little Oscar Cnot relation to the Sardine
Kingl in the picture was more shrinking
yet: for there sat little Oscar, arms fold-
ed, legs crossed and a great big grin un-
der his foliage. Doctor Glen Erickson
appeared on the picture as though "heap
big chief" wanted to scalp the whole
durn mess. Lucille Nichols, in the back-
ground, "stuck a feather in her hat and
called it macaroni" or wamp-um or some-
thin'. The picture included Wilbur
Schackel, Melvin Stumm, Richard Raiter,
Donald Brown, Evangeline Berg, Byron
La.Cou.rse, Elroy Krueger, Bob Weed, Or-
ville Eiden, and Bill Schaefer. Some oth-
er Injuns were Wilson Chase, Marian
Knauf, Lillian McConnell and Walter
Lorentz. What a lot of dynamite that old
photo was! Quite a lingering discussion
followed this as to the advisability of
lynching Chairman Anderson, led by the
aforementioned members. On the promise
of producing another speaker, he was
released with his skin whole.
With no due deliberation Anderson in-
troduced the next speaker, Miles Ander-
son. Miles, blushing furiously, told how
he came upon the inglorious nickname
of Boo. He, so he said, had the peculiar
malady of always breaking into tears
when the cruel world went against him.
So, as a result young Harriet Hobart al-
ways turned around and taunted him,
calling him Boo Hoo. He nearly commit-
ted mayhem at that, Miles said, only his
dominant will power holding him in. Af-
ter conquering the African jungles, Miles
said he had, in a large part lived down
the inglorious handle.
When Orville Eiden ,arose to tell them
of his junior high school days, they all
laughed, because they knew he hardly
ever saw anyone but that cute little girl
in pig tails, or was it coiffure? Bud did
after much confusion, tell the assembled
group how Lucille Flesch, Juliette I-Laried,
Robert Drummond, Lawrence Larson,
Cora Larson and clzhers used to make life
tough for him with their nstant tzas-
ing. Mr. Eiden was com, sated by the
fact that he now could, a.ter 50 years
get back at them. He was tco small ther.,
he said. Bud characterized his bravery
when he said he swam ten miles once tr.
rescue a drowning man, and when he
got there it turned out that his time
was wasted, because it was his landlord,
"Our high school days," said Miss Cora
Lee, "were happy days. Even now I can
remember how overjoyed I was when
Mary Ann Lanigan, Vera Lehn, Edith
Magnuson, Elizabeth Olson, Ruth Pat-
rick, Ruby Swenson and Ann Kelly start-
ed school here with us. We certainly used
to have some real times back in those
HI think," continued Miss Lee, "that
probably the most exciting time of the
whole year for me was the district tour-
nament. My! but those bucketballers
used to look handsome in those red and
Chairman Anderson closed the meet-
ing rather abruptly after that, leading all
the oldsters in the song, "Cheer, Oh
Cheer, for Alex or When Do We Get Our
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We Pay Money For Old
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i956 THE ALEXIAN 1936
Explains Athletics HOU' Taps 've TOPS" U
,K Learn dancing from 15
Describes Girls' En' ance into Sports: 2 THE DU BEAU INSTITUTE H
T00 -4" Resistance- il Famous pupils include: Ruth L
Recently a book has been published that ' May Hanson and Ruth Hintzen
shows the cruel games that athletes used F Cl d b D' M. D ll
to play. The -k was written by Bud Ei- .l oun e Y U Beau
den, the fan ,us couh of the University """"':f'ff'"""-"'-''-"-"'-"-"'-"""""'
'21 Alcatraz. The book gives a. vivid pic- 'l""""' "' """":l"""':T""""':i::i":n'i
ure of the games. ,y
' It tells how, every fall, a. group of big ' Ham and .Eggs "
boys go behind the grandstand and play. Our Specialty. H
There are 22 men and one extra small ,,
ball. The men line up and someone yells " THE HAMM EATSHOIP H
"gimme the ball" and then they d0I1'U EWG Qg........-..-...-..-..-..-..-.........-....In
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flght and they all land in a. hospital play- " DOLL up AT DAHUS! "
ing tlddle-de-winks. u
The next game, basketball is more re- ll l
nhed although they use less clothes. Five 1' We have the Ve"Y 1'
guys on each team run around chasing a ll latest in Women's ll
little round ball, and all the people in ik
the bleachers yell and have a lot of fun. " Ready To Wear I
Track lsn't so exciting. lots of fellas do ll Gladys Wants To See 'You '
this. They run, as all Sap does ln the ,. ,.
spring' and jump at conclusions' and get Qu1u-nu1lm1uu1nn1nu--nu-uu--u-u1u-1u---If
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Baseball is the game that the boys play
when they get wo old for marbles. ' 'AT THE BHOU' ll
The book also tells of the time that l "Stay in Your Own
they let girls into sports competition with B k Y .. I
the boys. But thls didrl't work so well be- ' HC 3"3e" i
cause their hair was too long and lncreas- xi STARRING EARL YARGER li
ed the wind resistance. They won because H I5 AI H
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Orris Gran ,---
Dona, DuBeau --
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Robert Weed ---
Marian Knauf -
Ro-bert Elness --
Mabel McKay -
Paul Anderson -
Marian Knauf -
Most popular girl
Most popular boy ,,,,
Best dressed girl
Best dressed boy ....
Best looking girl
Best looking boy .,..
Most talented girl
Most talented boy
Most bashful girl
Most bashful boy
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Robert Drummond --- ----Boy most likely to succeed--U ---
Dona DuBeau ...f --.--- B est girl dancer -----
James Daily -- ---- Best boy dancer---
Ruth Patrick -- ---- Best girl athlete---
Orville Eiden --- ---- Best boy athlete---
- - - - -Wilbur Schackel
- -- - - -James Daily
- - - -William Schaefer
-- -- -Dona. DuBeau
- - -Rodney Backlin
- - - -Harriet Hobart
----- -Robert Weed
- - -Byron LaCourse
- - - - -Ruth Hintzen
- - - -Paul 'Anderson
1936 Tl'1EA1.EXlAN 1936
When fbe annual reaebex ifs deaclline, and fbe seril2e's las! words have
Wlfen flie xenior's Hlllllggf, bare been jmnelleil, anal xnl1seril9er'x wrailv
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Anil flioxe flmf clirlsl labor shall res! flweng flJey shall sif on flie lmlf-
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Tlvety will work for an age al ii siffing anil never lose pzilienee--sez you!
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Be frne fo flu' olil wooflnmn's tlllllgt'--l'tIL'l' on--lm! pnlileeze sfmre Ibn!
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