Alexandria High School - Alexian Yearbook (Alexandria, MN)

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ALEXIAN 1953 ALEXIAN STAFF Editor Assistant Editor Class Editor Activities Sports Editor Feature Editor Business Manager Art Editor Photographers Rae Iverson Janice Taylor Barbara Carlson Mary Ann Hanson Bill Herzog Karyne Quast Elizabeth Thornton Donna Simonson Bob Dyke Dick Hammer Jack HammerDEDICATION We, the Seniors of 1953, dedicate our "Alexian" to Mr. A1 Hapke, who has faithfully served Alex- andria High School for seventeen years. During this time he has instructed pupils on woodwind and string instruments at both Washington and Central schools; and has served as director of the high school orchestra and junior high band. In service to the community Mr. Hapke has or- ganized and directed the civic orchestra and the annual Messiah presentation. 2TABLE OF CONTENTS Dedication Page 2 Administration Page 6 Faculty Page 7 Seniors Page 14 Classes Page 30 Activities Page 44 Sports Page 68 Feature Page 82 3MR. GEORGE ANDERSON MR. CLIFF RYKKEN Junior High Principal Senior High Principal MR. ARTHUR HAFDAL Superintendent of Schools SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS: Left-Right: Mr. Joe Perino, Mr. A. M. Olson, Mr. Karl Kolstad, Mr. Arthur Hafdal, Dr. C. E. Carlson, Mr. Argyll Peterson, and Mr. Cliff Hollingsworth.MR. DONALD HARSH. Left: Math.7, Physical Education MR. MORRIS BUTLER, Center: Math. 8 MR. JOHN FEDA, Right: English 9, Social 8, Business Edu cation MISS MABEL SKALBECK, Left: English 11 MRS. DOROTHY SCHWANKE, Left: English 10, Speech MR. RAY RUETER, Left; English 10, 11 MR. JOHN PHELPS, Right: English 12 MISS ESTELLE HAGIE, Left; Social 8, Art MISS AVA LUCHSINGER, Center; Social 7, Health 9 MISS T. SORENSON, Right: English 7MISS A. HAUGRUD, Left: World History MISS LORRAINE WOLD. Right: Librarian MR. CLAIRE MORRISON, Left: U. S. History MR. DICK GREER. Center: World History, Social Science MISS DOROTHY FOSS. Right: U. S. History, Social Science MISS JOSEPHINE HOKANSON, Left: General Math. 9 MRS. VIOLA HALVORSON, Center; Algebra, Solid Geometry, and Trigonometry MR. JOHN ANGLIN, Right: Senior Math, Plane Geometry MISS E. GRAEPPE, Left; English 9, 10 MISS DOROTHY MAGNUSON, Right: French, English 12, LibrarianMR. VERNON MAACK Retail selling, cooperative training; MR. THEODORE ORDING Senior advisor, guidance. MISS LILLIAN DAHL English 8, seated; MISS E. PETERSON Home Economics; MISS E. SCHOEN Home Economics; MISS E. REFLING Social Studies 8. MR. REUBEN OLSON Advanced woodwork, Industrial Arts 8,9. MR. C. T. AMUNDSON Industrial Arts 7,8,9; MR. DON L. OLSON Smith Hughes Trade Class, Metal Shop 1. MISS MARY LIBERA Typing, stenography MISS EMMA PIRKL Bookkeeping, typing.MR. AL HAPKE MR. TED LOHRMAN Instrumental lesson, orchestra; MR. VINCENT DININO Instrumental lesson, band. Rudi- ments of Music; MR. MURRAE FRENG lunior High Music, choir. Junior High Science; MISS H. LEFFLER Biology; MR. KEN TORGERSON General Science; MR. GORDON MELBY Physics, chemistry; MR. ROBERT JONES Elementary Physical Education; MISS MAXINE LUDWIG Girls' Physical Education; MR. STEVE SMILANICH Assistant Coach, Health 9; MISS MINNIE FILIPPONE Nurse; MR. TOM CONNOR Coach, Boys' Physical Education. MR. RAY AHLFORS Agriculture; MR. CLARENCE HEMMING Agriculture.ISABEL MARTINSON -- Principal's secretary; DARLENE OBERG--Superintendent's office; ARLENE PLEIN--Agriculture secre- tary; CHRISTINE MAYER--Junior High CUSTODIANS-Left to right: ROW 1, Mr. Fritz Salomonson, Mr. Hu- bert Mullen. ROW2, Mr. John Kel- logg, Mr. Percy Ensign, Mr. Kenny Holmberg. Not pictured, Mr. M.A. Collins. Principal's secretary; DARLENE TERFEHR -- Superinten- dent’s office; BEVERLY OPERG--Superintendent's office; BEATRICE MORRISON -- Superin- tendent's office; MABEL JOHNSON-- Superinten- dent's secretary, not pictured. COOKS-Left to right: Mr. Elmer Timm, Mrs. Charles Neller, and Mrs. William Jerome. ' 7 BUS DRIVERS-Left to right: BACK ROW--Mr. Arvid Melin, Mr. Cliff Norland, Mr. Clayton McFarland, Mr. Lowell Antell, Mr. Lawrence Lee, Mr. Jesse Peacock, Mr. Phil Nelson, Mr. Art Ellis, Mr. Elder Olson, Mr. Harold Nyman, and Mr. Clark Johnson. ROW 2; Mr. Leo Martin, Mr. Henry Arvidson, Mr. Walt Nelsen, and Mr. Oscar Wal- strom.The seniors elected the following as their class officers: Presi- dent, Harold (Red) Payne; Secretary-treasurer, Janice Lovgren; Vice-president, Joe Syvrud. SENIOR CLASS Dear Seniors, That wonderful day, graduation, has come at last and never again as an Alex High student will you roam those halls, cheer at a game, or leave that homework to a never, never tomorrow. Looking back I see you as freshmen, leaders in the junior high, working hard on your spring party. How proud you were of the Variety, the junior high newspaper you started. And oh so soon you were sophomores. The boys were gallantly evading (at least they were supposed to be) the girls for the Sadie Hawkins Dance. Next came Christmas and you were planning your first big senior high dance. New dresses, snowflakes, and mistletoe for the Winter Wonderland of the Christmas Dance. There should have been a contest to see how many of you could spell S-O-P-H-O-M-O-R-E right at those senior high auditorium periods. The work of the 1951-52 junior class can be summed up by the following activities; Sadie Hawkins, complete with newspaper streamers, dogpatch characters, and "defeated men"; "Old Doc" the junior class play; and the prom. The Old South was transplanted for the Junior-Senior Prom and Spring Party, one of the most memorable events of your high school days. You’ll never forget that corsage, new suit or formal. As the class of '52 marched up I'm sure I saw a tear or two, no one quite knew what next year would be like. Senior activities began early with graduation pictures taken August. You were kept so busy publish- ing the Alex Hi Times, meeting Alexian deadlines, planning the Youth Conference, welcoming the alumni back at Homecoming, and doing school work that the fall just slipped by. You were full fledge seniors complete with rings, pictures, and calling cards. Winter flew by with band and choir concerts, class plays, and fun. Yes, this year you were guests of the juniors at the prom, another one you'll never forget. Too soon came the senior banquet, honor night, baccalaureate, and the last day that did not seem so wonder- ful after all. Commencement. You've done a lot and you’ve done it well, but best of all you've had fun doing it. Sincerely yours, 14 I 1 C An interested observerERLYNNE ALDOUS Ambition: To be a successful and professional ice skater. Activities: G .A.A. 1,2,3,4; Of- ficer 1; Future Business Leaders 4; Officer 4; Nurse's Assistants 2; Junior Class Play 3; Glee Club 3; Band 1, RootersClub3; Bowl- ing Team 3; Prom Committee 3. DELICIA BARTHOLOMEW Ambition: To study music after I graduate. Activities: Library Club2; Fu- ture Business Leaders 4; Bowl- ing Team 3,4. ALICE ANDERSON Ambition: To be able to go one hour each day without talking. Activities: G.A.A. 2; Student Council 4; Alexian 4; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Harlequins 3; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 3; Youth Council 3; Girls Sextet 4; Variety Staff 1; Graduation Usher 3; Mixed Octette 4. ELWOOD ANDERSON Ambition: Start a taxi service for the girls from Garfield. Activities: Christian Youth Fellowship 1,2; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; School Patrol 2,3; Choir 2,3,4; Band 3,4; Class Play Production 4. MAJELLE ANDERSON Ambition: To live on the West Coast in a big mansion with all the rest of the old maids in my company. HARRIET ARVIDSON Ambition: To be a heavy weight wrestler. Activities: G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Tumbling 1; Biology Club 2; Sigma Beta Phi 4; Alexian 4; Junior Class Play 3; Choir 3,4; Glee Club 3,4; Band 3,4; Rooters Club 3; Bowling Team 3; Dec- lamation 2; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Committee 3; Youth Council 3; Cheerleading 2; Girl's Octette 3,4; Girl's Triple Trio 4; Drum Corps 2. MARGARET ANGELDORF Ambition: To own a produce and sell my eggs to the Dick Peterson Inc. Activities: G.A.A.1; Christian Youth Fellowship 1,3; Alex Hi Times 3; Thespians 4; Junior Class Play 3; Rooters Club 3; Declamation 3; Prom Commit- tee 3. ALLAN BEHENG Ambition: Own a Cadillac con- vertible. Activities: Future Business Leaders 4; Audio Visual 2,3; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Com- mittee 3. WAYNE BENSON Ambition: To be a success in whatever I do. Activities: Future Business Leaders 4; Future Farmers of America 1,2,3,4; School Patrol 2. KATHRYN BERGSTROM Ambition: Stenographer. Activities: Switchboard 3. JAMES BRADFORD Ambition: Drive a Cadillac and make Joe Syvrud jealous. Activities: Red Cross Council 3; Junior Class Play 3; German Band 4; Ragtime Band 2,4; Band 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 3,4; Prom Committee 3. LEONARD BRATTON Ambition: To join the Foreign Legion. Activities: Football 3,4; Intra- mural Basketball 2,3,4; Base- ball 2,3,4; Key Club 3,4; A Club 2,3,4; F.F.A. 2,3.BERNICE BROZEK Ambition: To be the first teacher to read Macbeth to the Eskimos. Activities: G.A.A. 2,3; Rooters Club 3,4; Jr. Class Play 3; Radio Club 3; Student Council 3,4; Harlequins 3; Thespians 3,4; Future Business Leaders 4; Na- tional Honor Society 4; Declam 3; Bowling Team 3; Senior Class Play 4; Spring Party Commit- tee 3; Variety 1. ROBERT BRUZEK Ambition: To have my own beer tavern. Activities: Intramural Basket- ball 2,3,4; Class Play Produc- tion 3. MARVIN BRUZIK Ambition: To be a plumber on a basketball squad (he stops the dribbles.) Activities: F.F.A. 1,2; School Patrol 2; German Band 3,4; Rag- time Band 4; Orchestra 4; Band 3,4; Sax Quintet 4; Clarinet Quintet 4. IRENE CARLQUIST Ambition: To hypnotize Stal- in and later lead a successful life. Activities: Switchboard 3; Fu- ture Business Leaders 4; Chris- tian Youth Fellowship 3; Band 2.3. BARBARA CARLSON Ambition: To someday be- come Mr. Melby's nurse. Activities: G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Of- ficer 4; Sigma Beta Phi 3,4; Officer 4; National Honor Soci- ety 3,4; Alexian 4; Thespians 4; Junior Class Play 3; Sr. Class Play4; Choir4; Officer 4; Glee Club 4; Band 3,4; Orchestra 4; Sax Quintette 4; Octette 4; Mixed Octette 4; Youth Council 4; Officer 4; Jr. Red Cross 2,3; Officer 3; Biology Club 2; Har- lequins 3; Rooters Club 3; Alex Hi Times 3; Declam 2. MERVIN CIHLAR Ambition: To become thej. C. Penny manager someday. Activities: Future Business Leaders 4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4. PHILLIP COLBY Ambition: Machinist. Activities: Intramural Basket- ball 2,3,4; School Patrol 3,4; Bowling Team 3,4; Class Play Production 4. MARY WAYNE DARKOW Ambition: To find Mr. Rykken when I want him. Activities: G.A.A. 1;Tumbling 1; Nurse’s Assistants 2; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Harlequins 3; Junior Class Play 3; Choir 4; Glee Club 4; Band 2,3,4; Rooters Club 3; Socratic Club 4; Declamation 3; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Committee 3; Cheerleading 2; Triple Trio 4. SHIRLEY DAWSON Ambition: To be Ike's secre- tary. Activities: G.A.A. 1,2,3; Fu- ture Business Leaders4; Alex Hi Times 3; Harlequins 3; Rooters Club3,4; BowlingTeam3; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Pro- duction 3. HENRY DOMEK Ambition: Millionaire. Activities: Basketball 1; Future Business Leaders 4. RICHARD DROPIK Ambition: Machinist. Activities: Audio Visual 2,3,4; Assistant technician 4; School Patrol 4; Choir 4; Senior Class Play 4; Class Play Production 4. JOYCELYN DUENOW Ambition: To referee basket ball games. Activities: Glee Club 3; Rooters Club3,4; Class Play Production 3.ROBERT DYKE Amoition: Have the biggest pawn shop on Washington Ave- nue. Activities: Key Club 4; Alexian 3.4; Alex Hi Times 3.4; Choir 3.4; German Band 1,2,3.4; Rag- time Band 1.2.3,4; Band 1,2,3, 4; Orchestra 2.3,4; Socratic Club 2,3,4; Bowling Team 3; Prom Committee 3; Camera Club 3; Class Play Production 4; Youth Council2,3; Brass Sextet 2; Woodwind Quintet 2,3,4; Brahms Trio 3. MARLENE EGGERT Ambition: To be a stenogra- pher and a God fearing Chris- tian. Activities: Library Club 3; Ra- dio Club 3; Harlequins 3; Glee Club 4. MERLIN EKMAN Ambition: To go to Denmark! Activities: Football 3,4; Bas- ketball 1,2,3,4. Captain 3,4; Track 2,3,4; Red Cross Council 2; Key Club 3,4; A Club 1,2,3, 4;Student Council4, Officer 4; School Patrol 2.4; Band 1,2,3; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Com- mittee 3. BEVERLY FROEMMING Ambition: To be a registered nurse. Activities: Choir 3.4; Glee Club 3,4; Rooters Club 3; So- cratic Club 4; Triple Trio 4; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Com- mittee 3; Junior Class Play 3. MARY GOODRICH Ambition: To run a nursery school with Betty and Nancy. Activities: G.A.A. 1.2; Tumb- ling 1, Alex Hi Times 3,4; Choir 3,4; Glee Club 3,4; Jun- ior Class Play 3; Rooters Club 3, 4; Bowling Team 3; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Committee 3; Drum Corps 2. GARY GREGG Ambition: To study music. Activities: Intramural Basket- ball 2,3,4; Future Farmers of America 1,2,3; Ragtime Band 2; Band 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 1; Bowling Team 4; Class Play Production 4. LEIGH GROSENICK Ambition: To cure Sieling's nerves. Activities: Football2,3.4; Bas- ketball 2,3,4, Co-Captain 4; Track 1,2,3; Key Club 2,3,4; A Club 2,3,4, Officer 3,4; Na- tional Honor Society 4; Student Council2; Alexian4; Thespians 4; Junior Class Play 3; School Patrol 2,3,4; Choir 3.4, Officer 4; Socratic Club 2, Officer; Declamation ; Golf Teaml. 2; Youth Council 1,2,3,4. Of- ficer 3; Class Officer 3; Boy's Octette 3,4; Mixed Octet 3; Boy's State 3. KENNETH GUENTHER Ambition: To be a farmer. Activities: Future Farmers of America 1,2,3,4. RICHARD HAMMER Ambition: To be a radio en- gineer or photographer. Activities: Audiovisual 3; Fu- ture Farmers of America 1; Choir 4. JURLIENNE FROEMMING Ambition: To go into secre- tarial work. Activities: Switchboard 4; Li- brary Club 3; Harlequins 3; Glee Club 4. JOAN GEASE Ambition: To endow Garfield with a new school bus. Activities: Switchboard 3; Choir4, Officer;Glee Club3,4; Rooters Club 3.4; Class Play Production 3. MARY ANN HANSON Ambition: To become a plat- inum blond--using food color- ing! Activities: G. A. A. 1,2,3; Sig- ma Beta Phi 3.4, Officer 4; Alexian 4; National Honor So- ciety 4; Alex Hi Times 1,2,3,4, Editor-in-chief 4; Harlequins 3; Choir 4; Glee Club 4; Rag- time Band 2,3,4; Band 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 2,3,4, Officer 4; Rooters Club 3; Socratic Club 2,3,4, Officer 4; Bowling Team 3; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Pro- duction 3; Youth Council 3,4; Officer 4; Clarinet Quintet 1.2, 3,4; String Ensemble 2,3,4; Girls’ Octette 4.MARY JO HANSON Ambition: To play a real "gone, cool like" 88 at the sophis- ticated room of the New Ulm Pavilion. Activities: Hanska, Minnesota 2,3; G.A.A. 1,4; Tumbling 1; Student Council 1, Officer; Alex Hi Times 4; Choir 4; Glee Club4; Ragtime Band 1,4; Band 4;Orchestra4; Socratic Club 4; Senior Class Play 4; Youth Council 4; Triple Trio. WILBUR HARDY Ambition: Be a farmer. Activities: Intramural Basket- ball 2; Audio Visual 4; Future Farmers of America 1,2,3,4. SHIRLEY HARTMANN Ambition: To be happy. Activities: Harlequins 3; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Pro- duction 3. FERN HAUGEN Ambition: To become a book- keeper. Activities: Alexian 4; Glee Club 3,4; Class Play Production 3. BILL HERZOG Ambition: Toowna llama farm just north of Carlos. Activities: Football 3,4; In- tramural Basketball 2,3,4, Of- ficer 3,4; Baseball 3,4; Track 3, 4; Stage Force3,4; A Club 3,4; Red Cross Council 3,4; Key Club 4; Alexian4; Alex Hi Times 3, 4; Future Farmers of America 1,2, Officer 2; School Patrol 2, 3,4,Captain4;Choir 2,3,4, Of- ficer 4; Socratic Club 2,3,4; Bowling Team 3,4; Prom Com- mittees; Class Play Production 4; Youth Council 2,4; Senior Class Play; Boys Octette 3.4; Boys Quartette 2; Hilarities 2, 3; Mixed Octette 4. ELAINE HIEBEL Ambition: To be the world's greatest trick rider. Activities: Library Club 2,3, Senior Class Play Production 4; Prom Committee 3. MARY JANE HOLLINGSWORTH Ambition: To be President Truman's private pschologist. Activities: G.A.A. 1,2,3,4;Sig- ma Beta Phi4; Alexian 4; Alex Hi Times 1,2,3,4, Exchange editor 4; Harlequins 3; Junior Class Play 3; Band 1,2,3,4; Rooters Club 3,4; Socratic Club 2,3,4; Bowling Team 3; Dec- clamation 4; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Committee 3; Youth Council4, Officer; Drum Corps 2; Hilarities 2. CARROL HOLTE Ambition: To eventually be- become a farmer. Activities: Elbow Lake, Min- nesota 1,2,3. LEOPOLD HOPPE Ambition: To become a farmer or mechanic in the future. Activities: Audiovisual 4; Fu- ture Farmers of America 1,2,3. RICHARD HUHN Ambition: To think of some- thing to put in this section. Activities: Football 4, Man- ager 2; Basketball Manager 2,3, 4; Intramural Basketball 4; Baseball Manager 2,3,4; Track Manager 2,3,4; Key Club 3,4, Officer 4; A Club 2,3,4; Alex- ian 4; Junior Class Play 3; School Patrol 2,3,4; Choir 4; Band 1,2; Prom Committee 3; Youth Council 2,3; Boys Octette 4. DONA IGNOWSKI Ambition: Be an old MAID!! Activities: Alex Hi Times 2; Harlequins 3; Glee Club 3; Rooters Club 3; Bowling Team 3; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 3. DELORESANN IVERSON Ambition: To teach modern Charleston to the old timers. Activities: Library Club 3,4; Future Business Leaders 4; Har- lequins 3; Rooters Club 3; Bowl- ing Team 3; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 3.RAE IVERSON Ambition: Own an ice cream stand on the shores of Green- land! Activities: G.A.A. 1,2,3,4, Of- ficer 3; Tumbling 1; Red Cross Council 2,3, Officer 2,3; Sig- ma Beta Phi 3,4, Officer 4; Na- tional Honor Society 3,4; Alex- ian4, Editor; Alex Hi Times 3, 4, News Editor 4; Harlequins 3; Thespians 3,4, Officer 3,4; Jun- ior Class Play 3; Choir 3,4; Glee Club 3; Rooters Club 3,4; Socratic Club 2,3, Officer 3; Declamation 2,3; Bowling Team 3; Prom Committee 3; Youth Council 2,3,4, Officer 3; Cheerleading 3,4; Hilarities 3. DALE JOHNSON Ambition: To join the Foreign Legion with Leonard. Activities: Football 1,3; Intra- mural Basketball 2,3,4; Base- ball; Audio Visual2,3,4; Stu- dent Council 4; School Patrol 4; Class Play Production 4. DONALD JOHNSON Ambition: Be the president of Alcoholics Anonomyous. Activities: Basketball 2; Intra- mural Basketball 1,2; German Band3,4; Ragtime Band4; Band 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 4. DOUGLAS JOHNSON Ambition: To become a happy farmer. Activities: Audiovisual 2,3,4; Future Farmers of America 1,2, 3,4; School Patrol 3,4; Band 1, 2.3. JOYCE JOHNSON Ambition: To be a model. Activities: Future Business Leaders 4. LARRY JOHNSON Ambition; To graduate! Activities: Osakis, Minnesota 1.2,3; Football 3,4; Intramural Basketball 3,4; A Club 4; Stu- dent Council 4; School Patrol 4; Bowling Team 4; Senior Class Play 4. MAVIS JOHNSON Ambition: To conduct the first streetcar service in Garfield! Activities: Tumbling 1; Library Club 2; Alex Hi Times 4; Har- lequins 3; Junior Class Play 3. Student Director; Choir 4; Glee Club 3,4, Officer 4; Rooters Club 3,4, Officer 4; Socratic Club 3,4; Bowling Team 3; Dec- lamation 2,3,4; Prom Commit- tee 3; Youth Council 4; Hilar- ities 1. NADIA JOHNSON Ambition: To find a book that Mr. Phelps has not read! Activities: Tumbling 1; Library Club 2; Student Council 3,4; Alexian 4; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Junior Class Play 3; Choir 3,4; Glee Club 3,4; Rooters Club 3, 4;BowlingTeam3; Prom Com- mittee 3; Home Nursing 4; Triple Trio 4. SHIRLEYANN NEILSEN JOHNSON Ambition: To be a marriage counselor!! Activities: G.A.A. 1; Switch- board 2; Band 1,2,3,4; Rooters Club 2; Declamation 2; Prom Committee 3. MURIEL KLOEHN Ambition: To own a Nash Rambler and drive like Joey Chitwood. Activities: G.A.A. 4; Audio Visual 2,3,4; Harlequins 3; Rooters Club 3,4; Socratic Club 4; Bowling Team 3,4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Pro- duction 3. DONNA KLUVER Ambition: To travel around the world. Activities: Future Business Leaders 4. SHARLENE KLUVER Ambition: To be an old maid and live happily ever after. Activities: Minneapolis, Minn- esota 3; Future Business Leaders 4.ELAYNE KROUPA Ambition: To become a secre- tary. Activities: Library Club 3,4; Alexian 4; Youth Council 4. NANCY LANDEENE Ambition: To start a nursery school with Betty and Mary. Activities: G.A.A. 1; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Junior Class Play 3; Band 1,2; Rooters Club 3,4; Bowling Team 3; Prom Com- mittee 3. GENEVIEVE KRUEGER Ambition: To go into nursing. Activities: Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 3. SHIRLEY KRUEGER Ambition: To become big and beautiful like my sister. Activities: G.A.A. 1; Rooters Club 3.4. Officer 4; Spring Party Committee 3. MARILYN KUESTER Ambition: To ”mix-it-up" with Julius La Rosa. Activities: G.A.A. 2,3,4; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Harlequins 3; Choir4; Glee Club 3,4; Rooters Club 3,4; Socratic Club 2,3,4; Bowling Team 3.4; Declama- tion 4; Class Play Production 3. ARVIN KUHN Ambition: To join the navy. Activities: Choir 2,3,4; Prom Committee 3; Boy's Octette 2, 3,4; Mixed Octette 4. CORR1NE LAMBERTZ Artrbition: To drive a stock car at the Indianapolis speedways. Activities: G.A.A. 3,4; Radio Club 3; Sigma Beta Phi 4; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Harlequins 3; Glee Club 3,4; Rooters Club 3, 4; Socratic Club 2,3,4; Bowling Team 3,4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 3. DORIS LANNES Ambition: To become a nurse. Activities: Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 3. LA DONNA LARSON Ambition: To go at such a re- tarded pace that I would make Mary Ann look fast. Activities: G.A.A. 1,2,3,4. Of- ficer 1,3; Tumbling 1; Red Cross Council 3,4; Student Council 1; Harlequins3; Thespians 4; Jun- ior Class Play 3; Ragtime Band 2; Band 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 2.3, 4; Rooters Club 3,4; Socratic Club 2,3,4, Officer 3; Prom Committee 3; Youth Council 3,4; Homecoming Queen 4; Rec.Club 3, Officer 3; Bowling Team 3, Officer 3. LA VONNE LEE Ambition: Be the first woman lighthouse keeper. Activities: G.A.A. 2.3; Radio Club 2; Christian Youth Fellow- ship 1,2,3,4, Officer 4; Alexian 4; Alex Hi Times 3; Choir 3,4; Glee Club 3.4; Band 1.2,3,4; Senior Class Play 4; Spring Party Committee 3. RICHARD LEE Ambition: Mechanic. Activities: Audio Visual 2.3,4; Future Farmers of America 2,3; School Patrol 4; Choir 4. BARBARA LEWIS Ambition: To be a music teacher or be on the first rocket to the moon. Activities: Glee Club 3; Or- chestra 2,3,4; Class Play Pro- duction 3.CLARICE LINDSTROM Ambition: To be the best snake charmer Barnumand Bailey ever had. Activities: G.A.A. 1; Switch- board 3; Radio Club 2; Biology Club 2; Red Cross Council 2; Sigma Beta Phi 4; Alexian 4; Band 1.2.3,4; Orchestra 2,3,4; Declamation 2; Prom Commit- tee 3; Class Play Production 3; Youth Council 4; Class Officer 3; Woodwind Quintet 2,3,4. JANICE LOVGREN Ambition: To discover a cure for spring fever. Activities: Radio Club 2,3; Bi- ology Club 2; Christian Youth Fellowship 3; Sigma Beta Phi 4; National Honor Society 3,4; Alexian 4; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Harlequins 3; Junior Class Play 3; Band 2,3,4; Orchestra 3,4; Bowling Team 3,4; Spring Party Committee 3; Class Officer 4. ELAINE LUNDGREN Ambition: Bookkeeper. Activities: G.A.A. 1,2,3; Fu- ture Business Leaders 4; Glee Club 3; Student Council 3,4; Alexian4; Harlequins3; Rooters Club 3,4; Bowling Team 3;Class Play Production 3; Prom Com- mittee 3. JAMES LUNDSTROM Ambition: To graduate from school satisfied that I had ac- complished something good. Activities: Football Manager 2, 3,4; Basketball Manager 2,3,4; Baseball Manager 2,3,4; Track Manager2,3,4; Intramural Bas- ketball 2,3,4; A Club 2,3,4; Prom Committee 3. BILL MARTIN Ambition: To be the fourth man on a three man job. Activities: Football 3.4; Bas- ketball 1,3,4; Intramural Bas- ketball 2,4; Key Club 3,4; A Club 3,4; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Thespians 4; Junior Class Play 3; School Patrol 3,4; Prom Com- mittee 3; Y outh Council 4; Class Play 4. DE LAIR MELZER Ambition: To do farming. Activities-. F. F. A. 1,2,3,4; Spring Party Committee 3. JANE MENZEL Ambition: Lose my shadow! Activities: G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Harlequins 3; Glee Club 3; Rooters Club 3, 4; Bowling Team 3,4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Pro- duction 4; Home Nursing 4. JOAN MENZEL Ambition: To do what comes naturally. Activities: G.A.A. 1,2,3; Fu- ture Business Leaders 4; Alex Hi Times 3; Harlequins 3; Rooters Club 3,4; Bowling Team 3; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 4. CLOHE MILLER Ambition: Live in Brandon by Delores Iverson the rest of my life. Activities: G.A.A. 2,3; Choir 4; Glee Club 3,4; Rooters Club 3; Bowling Team 3; Prom Com- mittee 3; Home Nursing 4. HELEN MOLL Ambition: To catch Mr. Phelps chewing gum in class. Activities: G.A.A. 1,3,4; Li- brary Club 3,4, Officer 4; Audio Visual 2; Student Council 4; Alexian 4; Harlequins 3; Choir 3,4; Glee Club 3,4; Rooters Club 3,4; Bowling Team 3,4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 3; Activity Tickets 2,3,4; Manager 3,4. BOB MONSON Ambition: Togo to California. Activities: Henderson. Minn- esota 1,2; Intramural Basket- ball 3; Future Business Leaders 4. MARK MOVOLD Ambition: To play in Babe Wagner's old time band. Activities: Basketball 1,2,3,4; Baseball 4; A Club 1.2,3,4; Thespians 4; Junior Class Play 3; German Band2,3,4; Ragtime Band 2; Band 1,2,3; Orchestra 2,3; Senior Class Play; Golf Team4; YouthCouncil3; Tom- bone Trio 3; Brass Sextet 2,3.0 1 ETHELVVYN MYRIN Ambition: To be a teacher. Activities: Library Club 2,3,4; Rooters Club 3,4; Socratic Club 3,4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 3. DONOVON OBERG Ambition; Work on a ranch out west. Activities: Audio Visual 2,3,4; Future Farmers of America 3; School Patrol 2; Prom Commit- tee 3. BETTY NYBERG Ambition: To become a surgi- cal nurse. Activities: Library Club 4; Bi- ology Club2; Alex Hi Times4; Rooters Club 4; Prom Commit- tee 3 PATRICIA O’BRIEN Ambition: Be a success in life. Activities: Thespians 4; Junior Class Play 3; Glee Club 4. DARWIN NELSON Ambition: To be honest and successful. Activities: Audio Visual 2,3,4; Choir 4. DALE NICHOLAS Ambition: To be able to beat Phil at pool. Activities: Bremerton, Wash- ington 1,2,3; Future Business Leaders 4; Future Farmers of America 4. NANNETTE NORMAN Ambition: To be a disc jockey! Activities: Willmar, Minnesota 1,2; G.A.A.2; Library Club 2; Future Business Leaders 4; Alex Hi Times 3; Prom Committee 3. BEVERLY OBERG Ambition: To marry a million- aire with a cough. Activities: Switchboard 4; Fu- ture Business Leaders 4; Radio Club 1; Biology Club 1,2;Chris- tain Youth Fellowship 1,2,3, Of- ficer 3; Junior Class Play 3; Glee Club3; Rooters Club3; Camera Club 1; North Branch High School 1. BILL OGLESBY Ambition: To be a mechanic. Activities: Future Farmers of America 1,2,3,4. MARLOU OLSON Ambition: To be a beauty operator and later on find a nice young man and get married. Activities: Library Club 2; Fu- ture Business Leaders 4; Alex- ian4;Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production. ROGER OLSON Ambition: To go into engineer- ing. Activities: Radio Club 4; Key Club 2,3,4, Officer 3.4; Na- tional Honor Society 3,4; Stu- dent Council 2; Alex Hi Times 4; Thespians 4; Junior Class Play 3; Choir 4; Band 1,2,3,4, Of- ficer 4; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Committee 3; Youth Council 2,3; Boy's State 3, Boy's Octette 4. BETTY PATRICK Ambition: To originate and run the Wynken, Blynken and Nod nursery school with Nancy and Mary. Activities: G. A. A. 1,2,3; Tumbling 1; Alex Hi Times 3, 4; Choir 3; Glee Club 3; Rooters Club 3,4, Officer 4; Bowling Team 3; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 3; Cheer- leading 2,3,4.HAROLD PAYNE Ambition: To satisfy Tom Con- nor! Activities: Taylorville, Illinois 1; Football 2.3,4; Intramural Basketball 3,4; Track 3,4; Key Club4; A Club 3,4; School Pa- trol 4; Bowling Team 3,4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Pro- duction 3,4; Youth Council 2,3, 4; Class Officer 4. DELORES PETERSON Ambition: To be a substitute school teacher for??? Activities: G.A.A. 1,2; Junior Class Play 3; Choir 3,4; Girl's Glee Club 3; Girl's Octette 3, 4; Mixed Octette 4, MARLYS PETERSON Ambition: To play Dracula with Denny Sherman and then get lost in Alaska. Activities: Detroit Lakes, Min- nesota 1,2; G.A.A.3,4; Switch- board 3; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Harlequins 3; Thespians 3,4, Officer 3,4; Socratic Club 3,4; BowlingTeam 3; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 3; Youth Council 4. DICK PETERSON Ambition: To be the staff pianist for KXRA. Activities: Radio Club 1; Chris- tian Youth Fellowship 1,2,3,4, Officer 2,3,4; Socratic Club 2, 3.4, Officer 3,4; Key Club 3,4; National Honor Society 4; Stu- dent Council 1, Officer; Choir 2.3.4, Officer 3,4; Band 1,2,3, 4; Officer 2,3; Orchestra 2,3,4, Officer 3,4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 4; Youth Council 3; Brahms Trio 3,4; Woodwind Quintet2,3,4; Boy's Octette 2,3,4; Madrigal 2; Mixed Octette 2,3,4; Stu- dent Director of Band 3,4; Sophomore Boy’s Quartette 2. PATTI POLESAK Ambition: To see the day when Leone joins the WAFS!! Activities: G.A.A.l,2,3;Alex- ian 4; Glee Club 3,4; Choir 3; 4; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Harle- quins 3; Band 1,2,3,4; Rooters Club 3; Socratic Club 2,3,4, Officer 3,4; Bowling Team 3; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Com- mittee 3; Class Play Production 3; Youth Council 3; Triple Trio 3; Girl's Sextette 4; Hilarities 3; Drum Corps 2. ROSELEEN RASKA Ambition; To become a secre- tary. Activities: Oakes, North Dakota 1,2; Bowling Team 4; Prom Committee 3. KARYNE QUAST Ambition: To see "Hotlips" perform at the Alvin twenty years from now. Activities: G.A.A. 1.2,3,4; Tumbling 1; Sigma Beta Phi 4; Alexian 4; Alex Hi Times 3,4, Co-Feature Editor 4; Harlequins 3; Thespians 3,4, Officer 3,4; Junior Class Play 3; Choir 3,4, Officer 3; Glee Club 3,4; Rooters Club 3; Bowling Team 3; Dec- lamation 2,3,4; Prom Commit- tee 3; Youth Council 4; Hi- larities 2; Octette 3,4; Triple Trio 4; Mixed Octette 4; Sen- ior Class Play 4. JEANETTE RITTEN Ambition: To be a teacher. Activities: Library Club2; Na- tional Honor Society 4; Junior Class Play 3; Choir 3; Glee Club 3,4; Socratic Club 2; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Pro- duction 4. DOROTHY ROILAND Ambition: To become the first woman Democra m president. Activities: G.A.A. 2; Library Club 2,3; Red Cross Council 3; Glee Club 3; Rooters Club 3.4; Bowling Team 3,4; Prom Com- mittees; Class Play Production 3; Homecoming Attendant 3, Hilarities 2. EDWARD ROONEY Ambition: To go with Bob!! Activities: Football 2,3; Intra- mural Basketball 2,3,4; Future Business Leaders 4; Audio Visual 3; Red Cross Council 4; A Club 2,3,4; Thespians4; Junior Class Play 3; Future Farmers of America 2,3; School Patrol 3; Bowling Team 3; Prom Com- mittee 3. EUGENE SATHER Ambition: To become mayor of Nelson. Activities: F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; In- tramural Basketball 3,4; Junior Red Cross 4. PHILIP SCHLOSSER Ambition: To be a farmer. Activities: F.F.A. 1,2,3,4.GERTRUDE SCHMIDT Ambition: To be an air hostess. Activities: Brandon, Minnesota 1,2.3. RONALD SCHUBERT Ambition: To be in the Marines. Activities: Football 1; Baseball 2; Audio Visual 2,3,4; Future Farmers of America 1,2. GERALDINE SCHUELKE Ambition: To sleep, eat, and be merry. JANET SCHUHMACHER Ambition: To be successful in whatever I do. Activities: Junior Class Play Production 3; Prom Committee 3. WALLACE SCHULKE Ambition: Go into forestry. Activities: Audio Visual 2,3; Class Play Production 4. DAGNIE SCHULZ Ambition: To be successful as a machinest or farmer. Activities: Intramural Basket- ball 2,3; Red Cross Council 3; Prom Committee 3; F. F. A. 1, 2,3, Reporter 2, Officer 3. MERLE SCHUNEMAN Ambition: To be a successful farmer. Activities: Football 3,4; Key Club 4; A Club 4; National Honor Society 4; Future Farmers of America 1,2,3,4, Officer 4; School Patrol 3,4. SHIRLEY SEMBRICK Ambition: To have a good posi- tion in a department store and then to be happily married. Activities: Me Intosh, Minne- sota; 1,2,3, Glee Club 4. LARRY SHEAR Ambition: To play baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. Activities: Football 2,3,4; Bas- ketball 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2,3, 4; Key Club 3,4; A Club 2,3,4; Student Council 3; Alexian 4; Thespians 4; Junior Class Play 3; German Band 2,3.4; Rag- time Band 3,4; Band 1,2,3,4; Senior Class Play; Prom Com- mittee 3; Youth Council 2,3,4; Class Officer 3; Boys Octette 3; Boys Octette 4; Hilarities 2, 3,4. ROBERT SIE LING Ambition: Tour the 48 states in my Model T. Activities: Football2,3,4,Cap- tain 4; Basketball 2,3,4; Base- ball 2; Key Club 2,3,4; A Club 2,3,4; Student Council 2; Alex- ian 4; Thespians4; Junior Class Play 3; German Band 2,3; Band 1,2,3,4; Socratic Club 2, Of- ficer; Declamation 4; Prom Committee 3; Senior Class Play; Youth Council 1,2,3,4. DONNA SIMONSON Ambition: To go through the Louvre in Paris. Activities: G. A. A. 1,2,3; Tumblingl; Alexian4; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Co-Feature Editor; Harlequins 3; Thespians 3,4; Officer 4; Junior Class Play 3; Choir3,4; Glee Club 3; Rooters Club 3; Declamation 1,2,3,4; Senior Class Play. Prom Com- mittee 3; Student Director of Junior Class Play 4; One-Act Play 4. LENORA SOBERG Ambition: To become Doro- thy's Republican Vice President. Activities: Library Club 2,3; Officer 3; Future Business Lead- ers4; Officer4; Rooters Club 3, 4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 3; Hilarities usher 2. JEANETTE STEIDL Ambition: Take dictation at 300 words per minute. Activities: Switchboard 3; Alex HiTimes4; Choir 4; Glee Club 4; Rooters Club 3,4; Sextette 4. MARJORIE STEIDL Ambition: To be a typist or bookkeeper. MAVIS SVEE Ambition: To become a better bookkeeper than Elaine. Activities: Future Business Leaders 4. JOSEPH SYVRUD Ambition: To own a newCadil- lac convertible. Activities: Stage Force 4; Key Club 4; Student Council 4; School Patrol 4; Bowling Team 4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 4; Youth Coun- cil 4; Hilarities 4, Student Di- rector; Rec Club 4, Officer; Hollywood, Florida 1,2,3. JANICE TAYLOR Ambition: To baby-sit for Alice Anderson's basketball squad. Activities: G.A.A. l,2,3,4;Sig- ma Beta Phi 4; Alexian 4, As- sistant Editor; Alex Hi Times 3,4, Exchange Editor 3; Harle- quins3;Choir3,4; Glee Club 3, 4; Band 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 2,3, 4; Rooters Club 3; Socratic Club 3; Bowling Team 3; Prom Committee 3; Triple Trio 3; Sextette 4; Clarinet Quintette 1,2; Drum Corps 2; String Quin- tet 4. JAMES THOMPSON Ambition: Machinist. Activities; School Patrol 2. ELIZABETH THORNTON Ambition: To play bass in "Whoopee John's" band. Activities: G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Sigma Beta Phi 4; Student Council 4; Alexian 4; Harle- quins3; Choir 3,4;Glee Club 3, 4; Band 2,3,4; Orchestra 2,3,4; Rooters Club3,4; Socratic Club 3,4; Bowling Team 3; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 3; Bra- hms Trio 3,4; String Ensemble 2; Mixed Octette 3; Triple Trio 4; Drum Corps 2. LORRAINE TIMM Ambition: To open a movie theater in Garfield. Activities: Alexian 4; Alex Hi Times 4; Glee Club 3,4; Class Play Production. EILEEN TOBABEN Ambition: To be a plain hard working girl. Activities: G.A.A. 1,2; Home Nursing 4. MELFORD TREFEHREN Ambition: Go to Alaska. GORDON TRISKO Ambition: To be as tough as Tom Connor. Activities: Football 1,2,3,4; In- tramural Basketball 2,3,4; Red Cross Council 2; Key Club 3,4; A Club 2,3,4; Student Council 2,3,4; Junior Class Play 3; F.F. A. 1,2; School Patrol 4; Bowl- ing Team 3,4. BETTY UNDLIN Ambition: To have a beach house on the south side of Lake Agnes. Activities: G. A. A. 1,2,3.4; Tumbling 1; Sigma Beta Phi 3,4, Officer 4; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Harlequins 3; Thespians 4; Junior Class Play 4; Choir 3,4; Glee Club 3; Rooters Club 3; Bowling Team 3; Declamation 1,2,3; Prom Committee 3; Youth Council 4; Drum Corps 2.ARLOU URNESS Ambition: To be successful in what ever I do. Activities: Kensington, Min- nesota 1,2; Future Business Leaders 4: Bowling Team 4. ELAINE URNESS Ambition: To be successful. Activities: Kensington, Minne- sota 1,2; Future Business Lead- ers 4; Bowling Team 3,4; Prom Committee 3. JEAN VAN AMBER Ambition: To teach Lenora how to dance! Activities: Library Club 2,3; Red Cross Council 4; Glee Club 3; Rooters Club 3,4; Bowling Team 4; Prom Committee 3; Class Play Production 3; Hi- larities 2. LEONE VAN WIE Ambition: To have Polesak do a jig-style tango while the Sex- tete sings "Jalousie! " Activities: G. A. A. 1,2,3; Tumbling 2; Alexian 4; Alex Hi Times 3,4; Harlequins 3; Thespians3,4; Junior Class Play 3; Choir 3,4; Glee Club 3,4; Rooters Club 3; Bowling Team 3; Declamation 2,4; Senior Class Play 4; Prom Committee 3; Girl's Octette 3; Sextette 4; Drum Corps 2. ERNA WAGNER Ambition: To be a member ol the National Hookey Society for Sad Sacks and Depressed Persons!! Activities: Tumbling 1; Switchboard 3; Student Council 4; Band 1,2,3,4, Majorette 3,4; Orchestra 2,3,4; Rooters Club 3,4; Youth Council 4; Proir Committee2,3;ClassOfficer 2 RONALD WAHLIN Ambition: To be a civil en- gineer. Activities: Football 4; Intra- mural Basketball 2,3,4; A Club 4; School Patrol 4; Bowling Team 3,4; Prom Committee 3. DORAYNE WALBERG Ambition: To be successful in whatever I undertake to do. Activities: Christian Youth Fel- lowship 1; Junior Class Play Usher 3;Choir3,4;Glee Club 3; Prom Committee 3. RUTH WEISEL Ambition: To marry the brother of Bev’s millionaire. Activities: Glenwood, Minne- sota 1,2; Future Business Lead- ers 3,4. LOLA WENDLANDT Ambition: Join the army! Activities: G.A.A. 3; Switch- board 1,2; Library Club 3,4; Rooters Club 3; Prom Commit- tee 3; Home Nursing 4. ARLOU WESTLUND Ambition: To have a good job and make a success of it. Activities: G.A.A. 1,2,3; Red Cross Council 3; Choir 3; Glee Club 3. JOYCE WHEELER Ambition: To be a commercial artist. Activities: Litchfield, Minne- sota 1,2; Frazee, Minnesota 3 Student Council 4; Alexian 4. DONNA MAE WHITING Ambition: To become suc- cessful. Activities: Junior Class Play Usher 3; Prom Committee 3.School days, school daze! (Roger Olson) Snap it quick before I tip. (Ethelwyn Myran) Who says I gotta smile? (Clarice Lindstrom) Left-handed Napoleon! (Mary Ann Hanson) They tried to tell us we’re too young. (Jeanette Steidel) Portrait Smile . (Gordon Trisko) Little Miss "Red". (Jeanette Steidel) How I've changed. (Janice Lovgren) Just fourteen years ago (Beverly Oberg) Remember the days. (District 51) Good to the last seed! (Shirley Dawson) 27CLASSESLeft to right--Bill Tobaben, president; Raymon Hill, vice presi- dent; and June Johnson, secretary-treasurer. JUNIOR CLASS The Junior Class, guided by their advisor, Mr. Morrison, started out their successful year by electing class officers. Bill Tobaben ably led the class as president, Raymon Hill as vice presi- dent, and June Johnson as secretary-treasurer. The Junior Class play, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," was presented on Jan- uary 12 and 13. Before our Junior Year, we didn't imagine that we would take part in the days of King Arthur. Among the other projects of the class were the Sadie Hawkins Dance and a float in the Homecoming Parade. Our biggest event of the year was the Junior- Senior Prom and the Spring Party. Everyone there seemed to enjoy themselves and the class had a lot of fun putting on this successful prom and party. The whole class agreed that their Junior Year went too fast, but all hope that their Senior Year will hold as many memories as their Junior Year did. 30ROW 1, Left-Right: L. Alcott, M. Anderson, P. Bircher, M. Carlson, G. Carlstrom, J. Aldrich, J. Aldrich, L. Botzet. ROW 2; L. Chan, P. Anderson, A. Affeldt, M. Belohradsky, L. Behrens, J. Brown, J. Anderson, S. Chan, W. Bjorkstrand, M. Cassady. ROW 3: J. Chan, H. Campbell, J. Bisek, M. Bjoralt, W. Anderson. R. Allison, J. Bundy, B. Chan, M. Botzet. ROW 1. Left-Right: M.Ekdahl, M. Hagstrom, J. Engstrom, D. Fyten. J. Forsgren, J. Clarno, E. Hiebel, G. Grosenick, B. Ekdahl. ROW 2: R. Gease, C. Erickson, C. Erickson, G. Grosz, J. Geris, V. Grosenick, J. Forsgren, R. Granlund, D. Feda. ROW 3: D. Erickson, G. Frederickson, D, Christopherson, G. Erickson, B. Grosz, H. Froemming, V. Duenow, T. Clifford, L. Goodrich, R. Fisher.ROW 1, Left-Right: M. Johnson, A. Johnson, B. Kalii, B. Johnson, E. Isackson, A. Hansen. R. Jenson, V. Kakac. ROW 2: D.Hamm, L. Johnson, D.Johnson. J.Johnson. J. Johnson, V. Hanson, C. Hanson, H. Hayer, A. Hanson. ROW 3: A. Hanson. P. Hanson, J. Hvezda, M. Hotvedt. J. Hewett, D. Hogy, J. Hammer, R. Hill, T. Halvorson. ROW 1, Left-Right: E. Mike, J. Navratil, L. Kloehn, B. Keck, B. Lovstad, J. Kietzmann, D. Lorenz, M. Marusak, M. Pronek, M.Mallon. ROW 2: F. Kliewer, J. Masteller, M. Keck, C. McDonald, M. Larson, S. Klug, E. Meyer, P. Lusty, D. Karger. ROW 3: R. Klimek, G. Payne, D. Lusty, L. Knutson, D. Keller, J. Krassas, R. Linser, W. Brede, J. Larson. C. Muzik, G. Krueger.ROW 1, Left-Right: N. Patrick, C. Schramm, S. Schildt, V. Nyberg, E. Persson, A. Peterson, C. Pearson. ROW 2: G. Osterberg, C. Raap, E. Sarvie, J. Rose, D. Peterson, M. Sarvie, M. Rambow, A. Schlosser. ROW 3: C. Otteson, T. Osterberg, R. Ofstedal, C. Neller, G. Reynolds, B. Rachel, C. Peters. ROW 1. Left-Right; D. Stoeckel, M. Steen, J. Walters, S. Swanson, R. Walters, R. Toft, J. Wagenius, E. Snyder. D. Tvrdik, A. Walsh. ROW 2: B. Steinberg, J. Ziesemer, A. Setterlund, J. Schubert, A. Wetter- nach, K. Terfehr, E. Torrey, I. Schultz, G. Soberg. ROW 3: C. Van Steenwyk, P. Wahlin, W. Solberg. D. Sherman. P. Star, D. Seal, H. Tewes, G. Swanson, R. Thornton, G. Steidl, D. Timm.R. Engstrom, G. Susag, B. Flaig SOPHOMORE CLASS "We're sophomores now." How often these words have been repeated to us! This was our first year in senior high and now we were permitted to go to the senior high auditorium periods and dances. We have done many things during the past year including the making of a float for the homecoming parade. We sponsored the Christmas Dance which turned out successfully. In the spring we were in charge of the senior banquet. Gary Susag was elected as our president with Bob Flaig and Roger Engstrom assisting as vice president and secretary-treasurer. Miss Haggi, the art teacher, was our advisor. We hope our junior and senior years will hold as many memories as our sophomore year has. 34ROW 1, Left-right: J. Barnack, E. Bolstad, R. Anderson, E. Buuck, R. Bjovalt, D. Blaisdell, A. Becker, D. Anderson, A. Botzet. ROW 2: J. Bartholemew, D. Anderson, M. Busch, L. Bratten, B. Bakke, R. Bailey, J. Becker, L. Anderson, E. Berger, M. Botzet. ROW 3: L. Anderson, M. Beheng, B. Archer, R. Anderson, P. Ballard, P. Boerner, E. Beulke, S. Berglin, L. Bergstrom. ROW 1, Left-Right: D. Eggert, P. Graham, J. Douglas, C. Danielson, P. Haried, D. Fearing, P. Collins, J. Halter,’ L. Gerth. ROW 2: B. Flaig, J. Hanson, C. Foslien, B. Fluegel, A. Gernand, M. Englund, M. Guenther, R. Engstrom, G. Fairfield. ROW 3: H. Erickson, D. Frier, W. Cooper, M. Froemming, J. Gawth- rop, C. Gerber, K. Gross, D. Carlquist, R. Hagstrom.ROW 1, Left-Right: K. Kronfeldt, L. Kluver, J. Herzog, A. Keck, J. Juola, A. Jenson, J. Johnson, D, Kluver, J. Hedlund. ROW 2: E, Keller, L, Johnson, J. Helgeson, J. Hustad, C. Helgeson, C. Johnson, V. Johnson, Klimek. ROW 3: A. Kakac, M. Kniss, D. Hauer, G. Jobe, L. Kluver, D. Johnson, D, Johnson, R. Klippstein. ROW 1, Left-Right: R. Norling, M. Lindsey, R. Lee, P. Patrick, M. Larson, M. Oberg, J. Lemke, berg, C. Patrick, M. Melzer. ROW 2: L. Mohawk, M. 0‘Hotto, S. Martin, D. Olson, N. Linser, M. M. Navratil, S, Muzik, L. Moll, M. Nymon, R. Kuehn. ROW 3: C. Miller, R. Olson, H. Karrow] bertz, D. Linser, M. Larson, G. Nelson, J. Paulson, H. Oberg, R. Niesen. 'J. Nord- Lehman, S. Lam-ROW 1, Left-Right: D. Roiland, L. Schram, M. Schultz, F. Pffeffer, R. Peterson, M. Schmidt, M.Severson, P. Smith, A. Peterson, D. Soberg, T. Pennar, P. Schultz. ROW 2: D. Soberg, D. Peterson, L. Rediehs, J. Searles, U. Peterson, G. Plagman, J. Pennar, D. Rud, D. Rinehart, J. Pennie, C. Steen. ROW 3: R. Schune- man, G. Shoeneck, D. Peterson, D. Stark, J. Schneiderhan, H. Ross, W. Pickett, G. Stocker, J. Peterson. ROW 1, Left-Right; B. Trones, P. Svitak, J. Wilcox, F. Titus, N. Wendtandt, F. Tonn, J. Trisco.J. Zavadil, P. Whelan, V. Weber. ROW 2: R. Vickerman, O. Thun, J. Timm, S. Tate, L. Wilke, D. Riedel, V. Zins, W. Whitehall, W. Trisco. ROW 3: R. Taylor, R. Zorn, D. Yohnke, G. Susag, H. Zimmerman, W. Thomp- son, C. Thornton, M. Twait, A. Tesch.B. Rooney, N. Simonson, M. Perreton, R. Ogren FRESHMEN CLASS The freshmen class has been chosen to repre- sent the junior high in the Alexian of 1953. The freshmen class of '53 with it's 201 members made its first important step by electing our stu- dent council members. With Roger Ogren as presi- dent, Nancy Simonson as vice president, Bernard Rooney as secretary, and Mary Perreton as treas- urer, the junior high student council has had a very rewarding year. The Variety, our junior high paper, had a suc- cessful year under the able leadership of our edi- tor, Robert Stemsrud, and assistant editor, Kay Seimssen. Miss E. Graepp served as our advisor. Next year we'll be in the senior high. We'll be proud, we know, but we hope that the next three years will be as memorable as the past three years have been. 38ROW 1, Left-right: H. Botzet, N. Anderson, L. Benson, C. Bjorkstrand, D. Bakke, W. Carlson, V. Carlson, S. Aldrich, M. Anderson. ROW 2: J. Cassel, J. Bircher, W. Behrens, K. Buscher, K. Bruzik, E. Anderson, R. Brewer, D. Bundy, D. Betterman, N. Anderson. ROW 3: R. Archer, T. Bradford, J. Carlson, P. Ahlberg, C. Anderson, E. Beulke, M. Bursch, K. Blaisdell, D. Borchert, D. Barnack. ROW 1, Left-right: G. Gease, N. Hanson, W. Dropik, E. Cook, D. Decko, B. Drum, L. Goodrich, A. Gelling, D. Hanson, D. Froemming, J. Freding. ROW 2; J. Hanson, C. Hellesland, B. Domek, G. Collins, D. Col- vel, M. Froemming, M. Dilly, A. Hanson, A. Evju, R. Dau, H. Haugen. ROW 3: B. Hanson, M. Duea, T. Franzen, D. Hallgren, D. Hewett, D. Clark, E. Fjerstad, R. Daniels, W. Dickman.ROW 1, Left-right: C. Hoglund, R. Johnson, L. Krueger, N. Larson, S. Josepheson, J. Jensen, R. Larson G. Ignowski. ROW 2: D. Isackson, I. Larson. M. Johnson, L. Krueger, G. Hoium, B. Larson, i Hoffland H Krassas, J. Johnson. ROW 3; J. Jaeger, J. Kaufman, A. Krueger, K. Lange, S. Hollingsworth M Hoglund W. Kaenick, N. Hvezda, R. Knuetson. ROW 1, Left-right; H.Lucas,C.Nelson, A. Olsen, L. Olson, W. Morse, L. Olson, D. Melby, A. Nelson, G. Little, A. Leisdon, K. Muzik, J. McClellon. ROW 2; D. Muzik, C. Mechels, W. Mechels, B. Nelson J. Olson, J.O’Brien.R. Mallon, J. Martin, M. Miller, F. Montgomery, D. Morrow. ROW 3: R. Lade, J. Mar- tin, A. Lofquist, V. Nicholas, L. Myhr, R. Ogren, J. Steidl, J. Loken, D. Ness, D. Olson, D. Lorsung.ROW 1, Left-right: R. Swanson, P. Pennie, Y. Schlosser, C. Schneiderhan, M. Perreton, J. Pennar, M. Prazak! B. Rooney, C, Olson, E. Purdy. ROW 2: D. Roers, J. Petersen. N. Salto, B. Reidel, C. Peterson, D. Osterberg, P. Sher’lin, S. Ripley, H. Revering, B. Schroeder, C. Paulson, R. Sandberg. ROW 3: D. Setter- lund, N. Salto, L. Schultz, D. Schneiderhan, H. Ritter, D. Pederson, J. Prchl, R. Pomerenke, W. Simonson, E. Schuneman, R. Rediehs, A. Payne. ROW 1, Left-right: R. Stemsrud, J. Tvrdik, N. Simonson, H. Shold, M. Trefethren, D. Squire, J. Timm, G. Star, D. Wagner, C. Wolters. ROW 2: Gordon Wagner, S. Stubben, S. Veum, K. Thorson, M. Unumb, J. Wheeler" K. Seimssen, R. Steidl, L. Ziegelmann, D. Yanda, K. Ziethamer. ROW 3: C. Thorson, D. Ziethamer, H. Wagner, T. Steidl, G. Zavadil, D. Shogren, D. Zaviska, D. Vipond, M. Vosberg, D. Van Amber, R. Swanson.The student council is a student government organization composed of home room members and the vice president of each class. Some of the ac- tivities conducted by this club were the health and dental card project, Hilarities, the homecoming activities, and the regulation of hall traffic. President Merlin Ekman was elected by popular vote of the entire senior high. The other officers e- lected by the organization are as follows; vice pres- ident, Larry Johnson; and secretary-treasurer, Dick Seal. Mr. Clifford Rykken is the faculty advisor. Merlin Ekman president STUDENT COUNCIL ROW 1; R. Peterson, S. Tate, P. Smith, D. Seal, M. Ekman, L. Johnson, H. Moll. ROW 2; C. Muzik, G. Trisko, B. Flaig, N. Johnson, J. Aldrich, E. Wagner, B. Brozek, P. Hareid, E. Lundgren, J. Wheeler. ROW 3; R. Olson. D. Johnson, J. Syvrud, D. Sherman, M. O’Hotto, R. Allison, R. Hill, E. Thornton Mr. Rykken A. Anderson, C. Johnson.Leadership, scholarship, character, and service are the qualifications of students chosen by theii classmates and the faculty to the National Honor Society. New members are chosen in the fall and in the spring. As this organization is honorary, activities during the year are limited. The faculty advisor is Mr. Ted Ording. ROW 1: J. Ritten, R. Iverson, B. Brozek, B. Carlson, ROW 2: J. Lovgren, R. Olson, R. Peterson, Mr. Ording, L. Grosenick, M. Schunamen, M. Hanson. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY NATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY To promote interest in dramatics is the purpose of the National Thespian Society. The main project of this club during the year was a three-act play given in the arena style. Other activities were acting as the make-up crew for the junior class play, helping in the production of the senior class play, and present- ing a one-act Christmas play. Officers of the organization are as follows: Donna Simonson, president; Karyne Quast, vice president; Rae Iverson, secretary; Marlys Peterson, treasurer; and Marilyn Carlson, scribe. Mr. John Phelps and Mrs. Dorothy Schwanke are the faculty advisors. ROW 1: K. Quast, M. Carlson, D. Simonson, M. Peterson, R. Iverson. ROW 2: C. Pearson, E. Rooney, B. Brozek, ROW 3: M. Angledorf, B. Carlson, L. Van Wie, E. Ander- son, P. O'Brien, B. Undlin. ROW 4: Mr. Phelps, L. Shear, M. Movald, L. Grosenick, B. Sieling, Mrs. Schwanke. 45ROW 1: C. Lindstrom, M. Hanson, J. Taylor, E. Thornton, D. Simonson. ROW 2: R. Iverson, L. Van Wie, P. Polesak, A. Anderson, M. Hollingsworth, H. Moll, E. Lundgren, J. Lovgren. ROW 3: L. Timm, N. John- son, K. Qu'ast, B. Carlson, H. Arvidson, M. Olson, E. Kroupa. ROW 4: Mr. Feda, B. Dyke, J. Hammer, D. Hulin, B. Herzog, L. Shear, B. Sieling, L. Grosenick. ALEXIAN Through the efforts of this year’s Alexian staff, the 1953 annual was made possible. Meet- ings were held Tuesday nights, at which most of the actual work was done. The members of the editorial staff are; Rae Iverson, editor-in-chief; Janice Taylor, assistant editor; Barbara Carlson, class editor; Mary Ann Hanson, activities editor; Bill Herzog, sports ed- itor; Karyne Quasi, feature editor; Donna Simon- son, art editor; and Elizabeth Thornton, business manager. Mr. John Feda is the faculty advisor. Rae Iverson, editor-in-chief Janice Taylor, assistant editor The Alexian editorial staff is pic- tured at the right. ROW 1; Bill Herzog, Janice Taylor, Rae Iverson, and Mr. John Feda. ROW 2; Donna Simonson, Karyne Quast, Elizabeth Thornton, Mary Ann Hanson, and Barbara Carlson. ALEX HIGH TIMES Presenting timely news articles, an interesting variety of features, and an accurate sports account has been the goal of the Alex High Times staff this year. Under the supervision of the new advisor, Mr. Ray Rueter, many new ideas were used, and an effort was made to improve the rating issued by the National Scholastic Press Association. Editorial staff members are Mary Ann Hanson, editor-in-chief; Rae Iverson, news editor: Karyne Quast and Donna Simonson, co-feature editors; Bill Martin, sports editor; and Mary Jane Hollingsworth, exchange editor. The student photographer is Bob Dyke. Mary Ann Hanson editor-in-chief The editorial staff is pictured atthe left. From left to right are Mary Ann Hanson, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Rae Iverson, Bill Martin. Karyne Quast, Bob Dyke, Donna Simonson, and Mr. Rueter. ROW 1; M. Kuester, M. Darkow, M. Peterson, G. Grosenick, J. Forsgren, J. Forsgren, D. Fyten, P. Hareid, J. Helgeson, C. Pearson, A. Jensen. ROW 2; R. Iverson, B. Patrick, M. Johnson, N. Johnson, E. Anderson, C. Otteson, J. Aldrich, N. Patrick, J. Engstrom, V. Kakeck, J. Menzel, J. Navratil, M. Navratil. ROW 3; L. Van Wie, P. Polesak, A. Anderson, C. Lambertz, J. Taylor, M. Hanson, G. Osterberg, D. Simonson, K. Quast, J.Rose, E. Isaacson, V. Hanson, J. Geris, J. Lovgren, M. Hollingsworth, N. Landeene, M. Goodrich, B.Undlin, M. Hanson. ROW 4: D. Seal, B. Martin, B. Herzog, B. Dyke, G. Susag, D. Johnson, Mr.Rueter.KEY CLUB The Key Club is a service organization stressing leadership, responsibility, and scholastic honors from the members. Some important projects during the year were the vocational survey, Career Day, Key Club Day, the "Have-A-Heart" campaign, a father-son banquet, and the selling of programs at basketball games. Officers of the organization are Roger Olson, pres- ident; Conrad Muzik, vice president; Bill Solberg, secretary; and Dick Huhn, treasurer. This year's ad- visor is Mr. Vernon Maack. ROW 1: R. Olson, R. Taylor, D. Huhn, R. Olson, C. Muzik, W. Solberg, R. Flaig, P. Ballard. ROW 2; G. Reynolds, J. Chan, G. Trisko, T. Osterberg, T. Halvor- son, D. Sherman, R. Granlund, A. Johnson, M. Schun- amen, B. Herzog. ROW 3; L. Bratton, J. Bundy, V. Duenow, T. Clifford, J. Reese, B. Chan, W. Tobaben, R. Dyke. ROW 4; B. Martin, J. Syvrud, M. Ekman, C. Neller, R. Peterson, H. Payne, L. Shear, L. Grosenick, B. Sieling. SIGMA BETA PHI This year the Sigma Beta Phi has under- taken many successful activities. They in- clude conducting a Cheer Club, sponsoring a Soc Hop, having charge of the check room at basketball games, assisting in the USO campaign, and holding the annual fall ban- quet, Christmas alumni tea, and the spring formal. The president of the club is Barbara Carlson, with Rae Iverson as vice president, Betty Undlin as secretary, and Mary Ann Hanson as treasurer. Mrs. Bea Morrison is this year's advisor. ROW 1; G. Osterberg, M. Carlson, C. Erick- son, H. Arvidson, E. Torrey, C. Lindstrom. ROW 2: K. Quast, M. Hanson, R. Iverson, B. Carlson, B. Undlin, M. Hollingsworth. ROW 3; M. Sarvie, E. Thornton, V. Growenick, J. Taylor, B. Johnson, J. Johnson, E. Sarvie, J. Lovgren, C. Lambertz.SOCRATIC CLUB The Socratic Club, the Alexan- dria branch of the Future Teachers of America, is a fairly new organ- ization, being organized in 1950. Many purposes are set forth for the F.T.A. Among them are: to learn about the opportunities of teaching, to cultivate the qualities essential in a good teacher, to foster the de- velopment of student leadership and to do actual teaching. This year the club conducted ex- change meetings with the Elbow Lake and Henning clubs and held a spring banquet, as well as practice teaching to gain F.T.A. points. The club was led by Mary Ann Hanson, president; Dick Peterson, vice-pres- ident; and June Johnson, secretary- treasurer. Mr. John Anglin acted as club supervisor. FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS Row 1; E. Thornton, R. Dyke, J. Johnson, M. Hanson, R. Peterson, P. Boerner, P. Ballard. Row 2; M. Hanson, M. Johnson, E. Myrin, M. Kloehn, J. Dell, J. Hustad, E. Torrey, M. Peterson, M. Anderson, G. Grosenick. Row 3: M. Froemming, J. Brown, D. Peterson, P. Polesak, M. Hollingsworth, L. Larson, B. Johnson, M. Rambow, M. Kuester. Row 4; D. Blaisdell, S. Swanson, F. Tonn. Row 5: B. Bakke, J. Rose, B. Froemming, V. Grosenick, C. Lambertz, L. Behrens, M. Johnson, C. Terfehr, C. Otteson, J. Trisko, A. Keck. Incorporated into the school program several years ago was a part-time training program whereby students could learn a job by working at it. This year the club held a Parents' Night and an Employer - Employee banquet and sponsored several roller-skating parties. Heading the club are; Eugene Carlquist, president; Erlynne Aldous, vice-president; Bernice Bro- zek, secretary; and Lenora Sol- berg, treasurer. Mr. Vernon Maack served as advisor. Row 1; D. Iverson, M. Svee, N. Norman, S. Dawson, J. Menzel, R. Weisel, I. Carlquist, E. Aldous. Row 2: B. Brozek, M. Olson, D. Kluver, A. Urness, D. Bartholemew, L. Solberg, E. Urness, D. Peterson, E. Rooney. Row 3; B. O- berg, R. Monson, H. Domek, D. Nicolas, M. Cihlar, A. Beheng, W. Benson, C. Kluver, E. Lungdren, Mr. Vernon Maack. JUNIOR RED CROSS COUNCIL Under the leadership of June Johnson, the Junior Red Cross Coun- cil began its third year in Alex High. The council took care of the annual Red Cross Drive and made Interna- tiona 1 art and correspondence scrap- books. Other officers of the club were; Gary Susag, vice-president; and Jean McKay, secretary treasurer. Row 1; B. Johnson, J. Wittnabel, K. Lang, J. McKay, J. Johnson, G. Susag, J. Wilcox, J. Lemke. Row 2; R. Engstrom, D. Schneiderhan, D. Rooney, D. Olson, P. Anderson, J. Hogy, D. Lorenz, P. Svitak, E. My- rin. Row 3: H. Campbell, D. Johnson, H. Ritter, L. Johnson, G. Fred- rickson, E. Sarvie, C. Terfehr, M. Froemming. 49’’A” CLUB The "A" Club is composed of all the athletic lettermen in the school. It has been very active in sponsoring dances and selling pop and candy at football games. The officers are: Leigh Grosenick. president; Merlin Ekman, vice president; and Larry Shear, secretary-treasurer. LEFT TO RIGHT, Row 1; M. Ekman, L. Grosenick, L. Shear. Row 2; H. Hayer, E. Rooney, T. Osterberg, R. Granlund, R. Hill, J. Bundy, D. Erickson. Row 3: D. Sherman, W. Tobaben, G. Trisko, V. Deunow, J. Hammer, R. Huhn, J. Lundstrom. Row 4; C. Nel- lar, W. Martin, J. Reese, H. Payne, W. Herzog, R. Sieling, T. Clif- ford, M. Schuneman. Row 5: R. Wahlin, L. Johnson, M. Movald, R. Hagstrom. ROOTERS’ CLUB The Rooters' Club is an organization to improve the school spirit and to help the cheerleaders by contributing new cheers and trying to improve the pep of the student body. Some of the numerous activities sponsored by the Rooters' Club this year were making a float for the homecoming parade, sponsoringa dance, and making confetti sticks for the tour- naments. The officers of the Rooters' Club are; Betty Patrick, president; Jean McKay, vice president; and Mavis Johnson, sec- retary-treasurer. LEFT TO RIGHT, Row 1: E. Jensen, J. Johnson, R. Norling, P. Pat- rick, J. Deleski, D. Gawthrup. Row 2; D. Froemming, D. Sarvie, J. Olson, L. Goodrich, J. Pennar, J. Pennar, A. Morse. Row 3; C. Paulson, K. Blaisdell, P. Anderson, J. Hogy, R. Backlin, R. McDon- ald, S. McKay, M. Rambow. Row 4; G. Solberg, J. Wilcox, C. Danielson, J. Lemke, G. Johnson, J. Zavadil, M. Johnson, L. Larson. Row 5; B. Lovstad, J. Schubert, P. Smith, J. Helgeson, R. Peter- son, J. Hustad, J. Dell, C. Gerber, M. Froemming, P. Schultz, J. Trisko. LEFT TO RIGHT, Row 1: E. Torrey, C. Erickson, J. McKay, B. Patrick, M. Johnson, E. Thornton, M. Peterson. Row2; P. Bircher, J. Forsgren, H. Moll, C. Lambertz, J. Aldrich, B. Brozek, M. Hollingsworth, J. Lovgren. Row 3; F. Kliewer, L. Kloehn, E. Mike, A. Pet- erson, S. Dawson, J. Van Amber, L. Soborg, M. Kuester, R. Iverson, B. Johnson. Row 4: J. Forsgren, A. Sch- losser, S. Swanson, P. Lusty, A. Han- son, J. Geris, J. Gease, E. Myrin, C. Raap, E. Meyers, D. Rosenquist. Row 5; L. Behrens, M. Johnson, J. Johnson, N. Johnson, A. Anderson, J. Johnson, J. Menzel, J. Menzel, C. Otteson, E. Snyder, D. Lorenz, J. Wagenius. Row 6; B. Froemming, E. Sarvie, G. Carl- strom, C. Terfehr, M. Kloehn, E. Lundgren, J. Anderson, S. Chan, J. Engstrom, N. Patrick, D. Peterson. 50AUDIO VISUAL The Audio Visual department of our school serves the Washington and Cen- tral grade schools and the junior and senior high school. Besides the 16mm film projectors, it has tape recorders, film strip machines, and record players for our use in the classroom. The department, advised by Mr. G. B. Melby, numbers approximately forty members, thirty of which are aids. The other ten are; head technician. Dale Johnson; booking clerk, Muriel Kloehn; mailing clerk, Gerald Schoenick; and assistant technicians, Glenn Erickson, Darwin Nelson, Roland Fischer, Rollins Linser, Richard Dropik, and Donovan O- berg. LEFT TO RIGHT, Row 1; R. Fischer, L. Hoppe, W. Hardy, D. Oberg, D. Feda, R. Hanson. Row 2: V. Nyberg, E. Isaakson, D. Johnson, M. Kloehn, A. Affeldt.M. Mallon, R. Lee. Row 3: R. Linser, D. Backman, D. Nelson, M. Larson, G. Steidl, R. Schubert, D. Lusty, D. Johnson, G. Erickson, LEFT TO RIGHT: Row 1: D. Rinehart, A. Walstad, R. Vickerman, M. Hoppe, H. Botzet, R. Klippstein. Row 2; G. Schoenick, M. Ny- mon. Row 3: P. Collins, P. Svitak, J. Dell, D. Blaisdell, D. Johnson, D. Hauer. Row 4; P. Ballard, D. Yohnke, L. Bratton, D. Linser, L. Kluver, P. Flynn, W. Pickett. LIBRARY CLUB LEFT TO RIGHT, Row 1: J. Herzog, M. Busch, B. Lovstad, Miss Wold, J. Wagenius, I, Johnson, R. Bailey. Row 2: J. Rose, B. Nyberg, D. Johnson, U. Nyberg, D. Iverson, S. Muzik, A. Gernand, S. Schildt, E. Myrin, E. Kroupa. Row 3: B. Trones, V. Ka- kac, J. Navratil, D. Tvrdik, E. Mike, M. Marusak, C. Feslien, S. Swanson. Assisting the grade librarians in the Washington and Central schools, reading stories to grade children and helping in the high school library were some of the duties of the members of the Library Club. One very interesting activity of the club was to send a CARE package to a school in the Philippine Islands. In appreciation the club received a gift of handicraft articles made from sea shells. First semester officers were; Helen Moll, Pres.; Joyce Wagenius, Vice-Pres.; Marion Busch, Sec.; and Bonnie Lovstad, Treas. Second semester officers were: Dolores Iverson, Pres.; Enid Mike, Vice-Pres.; Vergene Kakac, Sec.; Schirley Schildt, Treas. 51SCHOOL PATROL Under the leadership of its captain. Bill Her- zog and lieutenant Jim Reese, the School Patrol has done a fine job of guiding school traffic and protecting the students. The Alexandria patrol received the American Legion trophy for having the finest organization in the state. A trip to a basketball game and a banquet were some of the rewards for the members. Captain Bill Herzog "on the job.” LEFT TO RIGHT, Row 1: L. Knutson, R. Cahn, D. Hauer, G. Trisko, W. Tobaben, J. Bundy, D. Sherman, L. Grosenick, J. Reese, W. Herzog. Row 2: G. Collins, C. Hoglund, N. Anderson, D. Roers, D. VanAmber, D. Johnson, J. Chan, W. Mechles. Row 3: R. Han- son, D. Noetzelman, M. Botzet, H. Ritter. Row 4: D. Rinehart, M. Nymon, M. Ekman, J. Syvrud, L. Goodrich. Row 5: D. Johnson, J. Steidl, D. Feda, J. Bisek, R. Huhn, M. Schune- man. Row 6: R. Vickerman, W. Thompson, S. Berglin, D.Yohnke. Rwo 7: C. Nellar, R. Lee, N. Twait, L. Johnson, H. Froemming, G. Erickson. Row 8: W. Martin, R.Wahlin, H. Payne, Mr. Rykken. SWITCHBOARD The duty of the switchboard operators is to be of help to the teachers and students. Through the services of these girls, you are able tocalland receive calls of importance. The switchboard is operated by girls taking the commercial course. 52 LEFT TO RIGHT: Beverly Oberg, Jurlienne Froemming, Juniel Searles, Rose Marie An- derson, Bonnie Lovstad.FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA Row 1: N. Twait, L. Omland, D. Johnson, M. Schuneman, L. Paulson, D. Noetzelman. Row 2: Mr. Clarence Hemming, C. Thornton, D. Carlquist, M. Beheng, D. Hauer, D. Feda, S. Berglin, M. Botzet, D. Wagner. Row 3: H. Zimmerman, P. Schlosser, W. Hardy, D. Melzer, R. Neisen, C. Schumacher, L. Myhr. Row 4: M. Cihlar, D. Rinehart, J. Haskamp, D. Anderson, H. Ritter, W. Cooper, W. Thompson, L. Chan, L. Schultz. Row 5: K. Guenther, W. Ben- son, D. Lusty, H. Roos, W. Koenig, E. Anderson,D. Johnson, M. Cassady. FFA activities the past year have included a father-son banquet, a Parents' Night, sending representatives to the national convention, and sponsoring a roller-skating party. The members become more eager to learn by competing in a parliamentary procedure program and a farm product and animal contest. This year the club was led by Merle Schunamen, who served as president. Mr. Ray Ahlfors and Mr. Clarence Hemming were the club supervisors. Row 1: M. Melzer, C. Patrick, R. Vickerman, A. Walstad, G. Steidl, M. Bot- zet, D. Yohnke, H. Wagner. Row 2: A. Angen, D. Isaakson, D. Olson, D. Van Amber, D. Frowming, H. Botzet, K. Muzik.C. Hillesland, D. Eggert, R. Schun- eman, Mr. Ray Ahlfors. Row 3: N. Salto, D. Betterman, R. Swanson, H. Haugen, N. Anderson, T. Steidl, J. Hanson, K. Zeithamer. Row 4: J. Prchal, L. Anderson, J. Nicholas, D.Johanson, D. Barnack, D. Peterson, R. Domek. D. Schneiderhan, J. Loken. Row 5: R. Zeithamer, H. Erickson, V. Zins, D. Stark, D. Timm, D. Christopherson, W. Rutten, J. Hvezda, T. Rassat, R. Of- stedahl, M. Bjoralt. 53’’A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT” "Good my lord, I have come to seek help." June Johnson, Ronald Fischer, Barbara Johnson, Jon Hvezda ’’OLD DOC” "I always knew Bob would grow up to be a fine man." Betty Undlin, Bob Sieling, Donna Simonson THE SLAVE WITH TWO FACES” "Lo, thy arm is of iron." Gayle Osterberg and James Krasses "LILIOM” "I should have beat you!!" "Eats our bread and soup and has the impudence to slan- Bob Sieling and Donna Simonson der our dead!" Leigh Grosenick, Betty Undlin, Gayle OsterbergMr. Vince DiNino, director Dick Peterson, student director Roger Olson, president Mary O’Hotto, secretary-treasurer Bill Solberg, vice-president BAND Under the direction of Mr. Vince DiNino, the high school band enjoyed one of its most successful years. The 95-piece football marching band exhibited varied and inter- esting shows for the between-halves sessions during football games which were apprec- iated by everyone. The annual fall concert held on Decem- ber 4th was well received and featured well- executed selections and solos. The spring concert was sponsored by the Kiwanis for underprivileged children. An- other spring attraction was the music festival held at Glenwood. Catherine Terfehr and Grace Carlstrom, librarians Majorette: Erna Wagner. Twirlers; Joan Forsgren, Kay Buscher, Helen Krasses, Mary Hoglund, Jean Forsgren.Row 1: S. McKay, L. Lee, G. Osterberg, M. Carlson. Row 2: M. Holling- worth, M. Stene, P. Bircher, R. Flaig, P. Polesak. Row 3: M. Gunderson, L. Shear, R. Sieling, H. Tewes. PERCUSSION Row 1: H. Arvidson, E. Wagner, E. Buuck, T. Bradford. Row 2: G. Gregg, D. John son, J. Anderson. WOODWINDS AND SAXOPHONES Row 1: C. Lindstrom, J. Taylor, J. Olson. Row 2; R. Peterson, M. Undlin, K. Siem- mson, E. Sarvie, M. O'Hotto, J. Nightengale, M. Sarvie, A. Peterson, M. Perreton, Row 3: D. Pederson, L. Moll, J. Helgeson, D. Froemming, P. Svitak, M. Hanson, B. Carlson, M. Rambow, M. Englund, R. Chan. Row 4: M. Gunderson, D. Keller.TRUMPETS BASSES M. Hanson, W. Hanson, F.Polesak, E. Thornton, P. Ballard, D. Zaviska BRASS FIRST ROW: F, Stemsrud, G. Steen, S. Ellis, J. Lovgren, C. Erickson, M. Hagstrom, R. Dyke, R. Taylor. SECOND ROW: R. Harsh, E. Anderson, L. Larson, R. Olson, W. Solberg, R. Ol- son, D. Timm, T. Halvorson, J. Carlstrom, D. Sarvie FIRST ROW: C. Hoglund, R. Fjerstad. SECOND ROW: M. An- derson, L. Stenzel, P. Sherlin, C. Peterson, A. Evju. THIRD ROW: C. Muzik, R. Pomerenke, R. Anderson, J. Bradford, G. Fredrickson, J. ChanMr. A. J. Hapke director Marilyn Sarvie, secretary-treasurer Dick Peterson, president Mary Ann Hanson, vice-president Providing musical entertainment for many activities throughout the year was the high school orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Al J. Hapke. They participated in the annual Kiwanis Concert and competed in the District Music Festival. They also presented concerts in several near-by towns. Officers elected were Dick Peterson, pres- ident; Mary Ann Hanson, vice-president; and Marilyn Sarvie, secretary-treasurer. Librarians are Jim Bradford and Mary O'Hotto. Jim Bradford and Mary O'Hotto librarians ORCHESTRA STRINGS FIRST ROW: G. Zavadil, B. Radjl, W. Hanson. SECOND ROW; B. Lewis, C. MacDonald, M. Rambow, C. Erickson, E. Thornton. THIRD ROW; M. Undlin, S. McKay, M. Han- son, J. Taylor 58WOODWINDS AND HORNS FIRST ROW: J. Olson, C. Lindstrom, K. Siemssen, M. O'Hotto, M. Sarvie. SECOND ROW: M. Carlson, G. Osterberg, P. Hanson, R. Dyke, C. Erickson, M. Hagstrom. THIRD ROW: P. Svitak, M. Hanson, M. Bruzek, D. Keller, B. Carlson, M. Perraton BRASS AND PERCUSSION FIRST ROW: L. Larson, S. Ellis, J. Lovgren. SECOND ROW: D. Johnson, E. Wagner, J. Bradford, C. Muzik, R. Fjerstad, R. Peterson 59FLUTE QUARTET Mary O'Hotto, Marilyn Sarvie, Evelyne Sarvie, Kay Simenson TROMBONE QUARTET BobStemsrud, Bill Soberg, Bob Harsh, Sandra El- lis CLARINET SEXTETTE Marvin Bruzek, Marilyn Carlson, Mary Ann Han- son, Janice Taylor, Gayle Osterberg, Larry Shear CONCERT TRIO Elizabeth Thornton, Dick Peterson, Bob Taylor TRUMPET TRIO Jerry Fredrickson, Roger Fjerstad, Conrad Muzik SAXOPHONE QUINTET Marvin Bruzek, Margaret Rambow, Phyllis Svitak, Barbara Carlson, David Keller STRING QUINTET FIRST ROW: Carolyn Erickson, Margaret Ram- bow. SECOND ROW: Mary Ann Hanson, Eliza- beth Thornton, Janice Taylor WOODWIND QUINTET Paul Hanson, Marilyn Sarvie, Bob Dyke, Clarice Lindstrom. Dick Peterson 60Karyne Quast, Nona Patrick, Harriet Arvidson, Mary Ann Hanson, Ann Peterson, Barbara Carlson, Donna Simonson, Delores Peterson MIXED OCTET FIRST ROW: Delores Peterson, Barbara Carlson, Alice Anderson, Karyne Quast. SECOND ROW: Dick Pet- erson, Leigh Grosenick, Bill Herzog, Arvin Kuhn BOYS’ OCTET GIRLS’ TRIPLE TRIO FIRST ROW: Harriet Arvidson, Dorothy Fyten, Mary Wayne Darkow, Mary Jo Hanson. SECOND ROW: Betty Keck, Karyne Quast, Nadia Johnson, Elizabeth Thorn- ton, Beverly Froemming. GIRLS’ SEXTET Alice Anderson, Janice Taylor, Eleanor Anderson, Jeanette Steidl, Patti Polesak, Leone Van Wie Jerome Bisek, Larry Shear, Dick Peterson, Leigh Gros- enick, Roger Olson, Dick Huhn, Bill Herzog, Arvin Kuhn RAGTIME BAND FIRST ROW: Don Johnson, Don Pederson, Margaret Rambow, Phyllis Svitak, Mary Jo Hanson. SECOND ROW: Jim Bradford, Conrad Muzik. THIRD ROW: Mary Ann Hanson, Marvin Bruzek, David Keller, Larry Shear GERMAN BAND FIRST ROW: Don Johnson. SECOND ROW: David Keller, Marvin Bruzek, Gerald Fredrickson, Conrad Muzik, Bill Solberg, Larry ShearMr. Murrae Freng, director Leigh Grosenick, business manager Joan Gease, secretary Dick Peterson, president and student director CHOIR The Christmas concert and the spring concert were two of the main choir projects this year. The 65 voice choir also participated in the annual music concert sponsored by the Ki- wanis Club for the benefit of underprivileged children, as well as competing in the annual district music festival. The choir was ably directed by its new director, Mr. Mur- rae Freng, and officers were Dick Peterson, president, and Joan Gease, secretary. Leigh Grosenick served as business manager and Bill Herzog and Barbara Carlson were librarians. Barbara Carlson and Bill Herzog, librarians SOPRANOS FIRST ROW: A. Peterson, J. Clamo, N. Patrick, E. Snyder, V. Johnson, K. Quast, H. Arvidson. SEC- OND ROW: M. Johnson, B. Keck, J. Steidl, M. Hanson, L. Ridiehs, J. Kietzmann. THIRD ROW: C. MacDonald, D. Walberg, N. Johnson, J. Taylor, A. Anderson, C. Erickson, M. Darkow 62ALTOS Mary Jo Hanson, Accompanist FIRST ROW: R. Iverson, C. Erickson, E. Torrey, D. Peterson, B. Carlson, M. Hanson, M. Kuester. SEC- OND ROW: D. Simonson, J. Geris, J. Johnson, V. Grosenick, L. Lee, J. Gease, G. Osterberg, E. Thorn- ton. THIRD ROW: B. Undlin, M. Goodrich, B. Froemming, P. Polesak, L. Van Wie, H. Moll, C. Mil- ler, J. Schubert. TENORS AND BASSES FIRST ROW: L. Goodrich, R. Olson, R. Taylor, J. Bisek, R. Hammer. SECOND ROW: R. Lee, R. Dyke, E. Anderson, A. Kuhn, A. Tesch. THIRD ROW: H. Froemming, R. Peterson, L. Grosenick, W. Herzog, R. Huhn, R. Olson. 63FIRST SOPRANOS FIRST ROW: D. Lorenz, N. Patrick, M. Johnson, K. Quast, J. Kietzmann, V. Kakac. SECOND ROW: E. Pearson, F. Haugen, C. Otteson, N. Johnson, M. Dar- kow, D. Stoeckel. THIRD ROW: Shirley Schildt, G. Carlstrom, C. Terfehr, D. Johnson, J. Taylor, A. Anderson GIRLS’ GLEE CLUB Marcella Belohradsky, president Mavis Johnson, secretary SECOND SOPRANOS FIRST ROW; M. Eggert, E. Snyder, J. Clarno, B. Keck, H. Arvidson. SECOND ROW: M. Rambow, G. Grosz, J. Froemming, J. Steidl, B. Johnson, B. Lovstad. THIRD ROW: M. Keck, P. O’Brien, L. Behrens, C. Lambertz, M. Hanson, I. Schultz 64FIRST ALTOS FIRST ROW: L. Timm, D. Fyten, A. Peterson, G. Grosenick, M. Kuester. SEC- OND ROW: S. Sembrick, B. Carlson, C. Hanson, L. Lee, J. Gease, B. Kalii. THIRD ROW; J. Engstrom, J. Rose, L. Van Wie, M. Johnson, E. Sarvie Nona Patrick and Catherine Terfehr librarians Under the direction of Mr. Murrae Freng, this year’s Girls’ Glee Club worked on several projects. They took part in the annual Christmas Concert, December 11, by singing two selections: ”Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming" and "Songof Adoration." They also competed in the an- nual music festival held in the spring. The officers chos- en to lead the Glee Club were: Marcella Belohradsky, president; Mavis Johnson, secretary; and Nona Patrick and Catherine Terfehr, librarians. SECOND ALTOS FIRST ROW; M. Hanson, F. Kliever, E. Thornton, M. Sarvie, M. Hagstrom. SECOND ROW: M. Goodrich, P. Polesak, B. Froemming, H. Moll, C. Miller, M. Belohradsky 6566SPORTS 67BASEBALL FIRST ROW: 1--Jack Bundy, Tom Osterberg, Denny Lorenz, Vern Deunow, Harold Hayer, Roger Hagstrom. 2- -Tom Clifford, Charles Neller, Larry Shear, Jack Botzet, Jack Hammer, Leonard Bratton. 3--Dick Huhn, Bill Herzog After beating Long Prairie 14-2 in the season’s opener, the Connor coached boys went on to win three more and lose three others. The Cardinals lost their first game in the district playoffs and it happened again when they lost a 1-0 heartbreaker at Osakis in the Lake Region playoffs. Vernon Duenow was the Cardinals most effective hurler, although Jackie Botzet was not far behind with his ability to turn in a needed victory. This year's team will miss only two seniors when the season rolls around again, those being Jack Botzet and Herbie Olson. The lose of these boys will be felt greatly but with ability and experience behind the remain- ing boys, Tom Connor can look forward to a very interesting season. TRACK This year's track team participated in three track and field meets. They placed in two of them, taking fourth in the conference meet and fifth in the district meet. At the St. John's meet. Merlin Ekman came in fourth in the shot put event for Alexandria's only counter. Don Johnson and Romaine Thornton ran the mile for the Smilinich coached boys; both placing in the District and Conference events. Dewayne Soderholm gathered points by heaving the shot put. .... With Thornton and Ekman around for another season, and a lot of other prospects, Steve Smilinich can look toward a very successful season. 68LEFT TO RIGHT: R. Hill, M. Ekman, L. Grosenick, L. Johnson, J. Bundy, R. Sieling (Capt.), G. Trisko, H. Payne, YV. Herzog, J. Reese, V. Duenow. SECOND ROW: D. Erickson. W. Whitehill, C. Patrick, R. Flaig, P. Boerner, R. Engstrom, W. Trisko. T. Osterberg, H. Hayer, C. Schumacher, G. Stoecker. THIRD ROW: L. Shear, W. Dickman, R. Seal, J. Hammer, J. Hewitt, C. Nellar, D. Huhn, W. Martin, L. Bratton, R. Thornton. FOURTH ROW: T. Connor (Coach), L. Goodrich, L. Paulson, N. Twait, D. Peterson, R. Grandlund, S. Peterson, R. Al- lison, G. Susag, W. Tobaben, D. Hogy, S. Smilanich (Assistant Coach) FOOTBALL The 53 Cardinal gridiron season ended with a successful 7-2 record, Detroit La. es and Melrose being the only two teams strong enough to come out on top at the end of the 48 minutes of playing time. Bob Seiling, captain of the "red birds," led his teammates into the first game of the season against the Fergus Falls Otters and came out on the winning side of the 19-0 score. The Cardinal eleven, by beating their six other opponents throughout the season, Aitkin, Glenwood, Osa- kis, Wadena, Staples and Park Rapids, piled up a total of 189 points to the opponents 84 points. Merlin Ekman, the leading scorer of the season, crossed the goal strips 16 times for a total of 96 points. He also was named the leading scorer of the conference with 42 points. The all conference team of '53 named to it three of Alex’s griders. They were Merlin Ekman, who was named captain of the all conference team, Gordon Trisko, and Jim Reese. At the annual football banquet, which was held at the Washington School, Jim (Snapper) Reese,center and linebacker was named captain for the '54 season. 69HAROLD PAYNE ROBERT SEILING (Captain) LEIGH GROSNECK GORDON TRISKO RICHARD HUHN LARRY JOHNSON LENARD BRATTON WILLIAM HERZOG LARRY SHEAR WILLIAM MARTIN MERLIN ECKMAN RONALD WAHLIN MERLE SCHUNEMAN 70FAREWELL SENIORS! FIRST ROW: (Left to right) B. Herzog, D. Huhn, M. Shuneman, G. Trisko, H. Payne, R. Wahlin, B. Martin. SEC- OND ROW: L. Shear, B. Sieling, L. Grosenick, M. Ekman. 1952 SEASON WON 1 ... . LOST 2 Fergus Falls 0 . . . . .... Alex 19 Aitkin 26 ... . .... Alex 45 Detroit Lakes 26 ... . .... Alex 13 Osakis 0 . . . . .... Alex 35 Glenwood 6 ... . .... Alex 32 Staples 12 ... . .... Alex 32 Melrose 13 ... . .... Alex 7 Park Rapids 0 . . . . .... Alex 7 He's down. It’s my ball.Shear meets opposition FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS ALEX is forced to puntRow 1, left to right: W. Martin, C. Neller, L. Grosenick, M. Ekman, M. Movold, D. Thompson. Row 2: T. Connor, J. Bundy, V. Duenow, J. Hewitt, R. Anderson, W. Tobaben, S, Smilanich. (Not pictured - Ramon Hill.) BASKETBALL This year the Alexandria Cardinals, under the able leadership of co-cap- tains Merlin Ekman and Leigh Grosenick, and with the splendid coaching of Tom Connor and Steve Smilanich, had a very fine season. The season record was 16 wins and 4 losses. The season opened with 7 straight victories over, Osakis, Park Rapids, Breckenridge, Wadena, Fergus Falls, Gienwood, and Hutchinson. Melrose broke the winning streak, but the Cards recovered to defeat Long Prairie, Breckenridge, Sauk Center, Osakis. St. Cloud Cathedral and Detroit Lakes proved too difficult and were chalked off as losses. The thriller of the year was the Cards last-half spurt to defeat Melrose 72-61 after losing 7 consecutive games to them. The season finished with victories over Sauk Center, Fergus Falls and Moorhead, and a loss to Granite Falls. The graduating seniors are Merlin Ekman, Leigh Grosenick, Mark Movold, and Bill Martin. Returning lettermen are Chuck Neller, captain elect; Bill Tobaben, Vern Duenow, Dan Thompson, Ramon Hill, and Ron Anderson. 73SENIOR LETTERMEN Co-captain Leigh Grosenick Co-captain Merlin Ekman Ha rd work and spirit gave these four boys a reputation that will long be remem- bered. Possessing the skill of good players, these boys have led Cardinal basketball teams for the past four years. 74 Bill Martin Mark Movold"Where's the ball? Be careful 75If everyone cheered as loud as these girls, WOW! Do you think it will change the scoreboard? Where's the opposition on this one? This must have been taken before they played their last game for Alex High. 76L. Grosenick, C. Neller, M. Movald, D. Thompson, M. Ekman The 1952-1953 starters. THE CARDINALS’ FLIGHT ALEX OPPONENTS ALEX OPPONENTS 84 Osakis 38 53 Detroit Lakes 76 79 Park Rapids 33 70 Sauk Center 52 63 Breckenridge 49 75 Fergus Falls 47 53 Wadena 24 54 Granite Falls 65 70 Fergus Falls 65 49 Moorhead 47 60 Glenwood 45 55 Hutchinson 49 56 Melrose 62 DISTRICT 22 TOURNAMENT 59 Long Prairie 46 71 Long Prairie 47 49 Breckenridge 40 39 Eagle Bend 46 66 Glenwood 52 58 Sauk Center 64 56 Sauk Center 48 87 Osakis 53 52 St. Cloud Cathedral 63 71 Melrose 63 771952-1953 ”B” SQUAD 'Ekie” scores again' 'That’s two for Goose” LEFT TO RIGHT: Fred PoLsak, Bob Flaig, Ramon Hill, Pete Boerner, Jack Bundy, Capt.-Ron Anderson, Bud Dickman, James Hewitt. When the season closed for the "B" team this year they found themselves with a very fine record of 11 wins and 4 losses. This team set a "B" team scoring record when it hit the nets to the tune of 41.3 points per game. Ron Anderson was captain of the squad coached by Steve Smilanich. In order to be captain of a group of boys, you must possess both scholastic and leadership ability. The co-captains for this year's basketball team pos- sessed these qualities and many more. It was mainly through the efforts of these two boys that the Alexandria team set such a startling record.Jeanie McKay, Nona Patrick , Betty Patrick, Rae Iverson Congratulations girls on a job well done. CHEERLEADERS AND THEIR HELPERS 79 A full house A tense momentNOON-HOUR BASKETBALL To keep the students out of the halls during noon hour was the aim of the noon-hour basketball organization. They fulfilled their goal one hundred percent. Every game was witnessed by at least seventy-five students. The team that came out on top at the end of the season was the Royals. This team was made up of: Phil Colby, Gary Gregg, Jack Hammer, Dell Hogy, Don Johnson, and Jim Bradford. Mr. Ted Ording acted as advisor for these activities, with Bill Herzog and Dick Seal as student advisors. What, only two spectators for this thriller? 80Left to right, ROW 1: H. Moll, C. Pearson, M. Bahlorsoky, C. Erickson, B. Carlson, J. McKay, B. Undlin, M. Hollingsworth. ROW 2: H. Arvidson, M. Hagstrom, J. Geris, E. Isackson, C. Lambertz. M. Menzel, J. Forsgren, J. Forsgren, P. Svitak, D. Blaisdal, M. Kuester, R. Iverson. ROW 3: V. Peterson, P. Bircher, M. Hoglund, W. Morse, J. Pennar, G. Osterberg, J. Johnson.C. Ottesson.M. Sarvie.J. Keitzman, E. Thornton. ROW 4: N. Rose, L. Moll, M. Lehman, S. Hollingsworth, J. Olson, P. Collins, J. Pennar, L. Bratton, J. Enstrom, S. Chan, D. Lorenz, B. Johnson, C. Erickson. ROW 5: M. Froming, A. Payne, M. Carlson, E. Sarvie, V. Grosenick, M. Johnson, B. Lovestad, D. Peterson, N. Patrick, L. Behrens, C. Plagman, A. Set- terland, L. Larson, J. Anderson. GIRLS’ ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION The main purpose of the Girls'Athletic Association is to organize, control, and plan intramural recreation for the girls of Alexandria High School. The senior high was split into two groups with the seniors and juniors meet- ing on Monday and the sophomores and freshmen on Tuesday evening. The junior high met on Thursday evening. Volleyball and basketball were the highlights of the year. The junior class team capturing the class championship in volleyball. A basketball team was organized which traveled to Parkers Prairie for a game with the G.A.A. there. Barbara Carlson, served as president of the group with Carol Erickson, as vice-president; Marcella Belohradsky, as secretary; and Jeannie McKay, as treasurer.I don't want to set the world on fire—just the school. Beauty reigns.Senior Class. LEaqfrsT i i ip: Sophomore Class. Future Business Leaders. Key Club. Pep Band.You said a mouthful there. Ha ! I caught it. Cute, hum? Mom’s little cutie. (Donna Ignowski) How'd a thunk it. Aah--who needs a coat.Don't believe I've met your friend. Oh! They're some jolly good fel lows. Oh for the good old days. Oh yes, the game! The mighty hunter (Leonard Bratton) But, mother, it wasn't late. I went to your wedding. He's right-handed, left-handed, I'd ride a mile and underhanded too. Botanist? ? Love me, love my dog. (Ruth Weisel)Aunt Jemima. Witches work best at midnight! Who says school won't leave its markings. Well, we hardly just met! Hecate? ? Hey round the corner.


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