Fergus Falls High School - Otter Tales Yearbook (Fergus Falls, MN)
- Class of 1949
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No one of us realizes the quantity of
work to be done in making a superior
yearbook. For her perseverance and in-
genious forethought we dedicate this ,49
Annual to our adviser, Miss Helen Steppe.
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Once upon a time, seventeen long years ago,
during the great baby rush, we little nuggets
who are now the class of '49 kept the stork busy.
For the next few years the prospectors, Mama
and Daddy, watched their little interests grow.
Soon came the time when they decided that
their investments needed some "lamin."
Every Friday all the little "mamas" of the first
grade proudly wheeled their doll buggies to
school and exchanged tips on "baby care." After
waiting patiently, the day came when the new
Adams, Jefferson, and McKinley schools were
finished. Although it was a great event, there
were some disappointments. Vince Araskog,
Marlys Larson, Melane Engen, and Joanne Elton
of the Adams, shed big, round salty tears at the
lack of a Ere chute in the new building. It
seemed as if they had waited forever to be pro-
moted to the 4th grade when they could have
that thrilling slide down the chute at fire drills.
Now they had to give up the chance. Over at
the Lincoln, Kathryn Ruud, Anne Dahl, Dave
Vogel, Audrey Loberg, and Henry Gerhardson
were the envy of their class because they could
travel "westward" to the new McKinley.
B the time we were in the 6th grade we were
really pa ing dividends. Of course sometimes we
were baclf Mary Edlund became the first one to
have scotch tape on her mouth for talking out
of tum. Helen Lundeen was the first one in the
Spring to wear anklets fthat is, until her mother
caught herj. Out in District 28, Lowell Nissen
was fascinated by the bell tower and climbed it
at every opportunity. His brother, Norman, sat
behind Gerry Drews and pulled her pigtails
every time the teacher turned away.
Then came the memorable occasion when we
put on our new suits and dresses and started
seventh grade. We were really growing up.
Frankie Sinatra was the subject of a very
dreamyf?J radio rogram in Home Room 73.
We swooned and diol ed over him and collected
his pictures. When the boys wouldn't cooperate,
the talented 7th grade girls had to put on the
Blondie and Dagwood play alone. Mil Straus
played Blondie, Net Hanson, Dagwood, Helen
Lundeen, Baby Dumplingg Doe Videen, Alvin,
Dar Hanson, Mrs. Dithersg Ruth Morken, Mrs.
Wippersnapper. Oh, yes, the Anti-P.M.B. Club
was flourishing then too.
As freshmen, our interests were changing
somewhat. Girls went in for days when every-
body wore red sweaters, slacks, and pigtails.
The boys threatened to get heinies and wear
white shirts, but they couldn't seem to unite for
a common cause.
Mr. Nyjordet's homeroom entertained them-
selves and some lucky guests by hitching up old
Dobbin for a sleighride. At the Freshman Party
we were royally entertained by the Hill Billy
Band. Remember the ofiicers' initiations when
Paul Gust was only too glad and too willingfiij
to show his motherly instincts by demonstrating
how to bathe and change a doll?
The next Fall found us migrating "westward,'
into the great senior high. There we innocently
joined the bustling throngs in the "great wide"
halls. Fred Allen's radio program was the theme
of our sophomore talent program. Orlin Fick as
Fred Allen, and Ronald Anderson as Mr. Cassidy
really stole the show. fBy the way, talent pro-
grams were discontinued just after thatlj
Our junior and senior years marked a drastic
change in fashions. Everyone scrambled to
lengthen their skirts and Gibson Girl blouses
and ties were the latest fad. The long full-
backed coats and knee socks came in handy
when the mercury dropped and the north-"west"
wind blew around the comers. "The Curse of an
Aching Heart,', our junior Class Play, was an
old-fashioned melodrama. Iuneal Lawrenson, the
heroine, had a hard time to keep her water-
soaked handkerchief from dripping before she
was supposed to shed those tears. We sold a
greater number of tickets than any other class
before or since.
In the Spring all our profits were spent in giv-
ing the Senior Class a wonderful banquet based
on the theme, "Dreamtime.,' Remember those
crepe paper clouds that were strung across the
ceiling of the church which kept getting lower
and lower every time someone breathed?
After a sensational Summer of traveling, vaca-
tioning at lakes, working, baseball Lgames, and
'ust p ain loafing, we were all rea y to come
back to roam our beautiful halls as high and
Homecoming was early this year as one of the
events of "Know Your Own Strength Weekf' We
were all very proud of our Queen, Mary jo
Baker, and our King, Keith johnson, who reigned
over our Homecoming Day. We were also elated
over our great football team who won six out
of their eight games.
Although there were plans made for a new
school to be built on the levee, we still don't
have a new auditorium. One thing we are hon-
ored to have a part in is the use of the inter-
communication system. The first month or so its
squeaks, blaring noises, and unexpected silences,
were unusual, but we became accustomed to it.
It proves very handy for the teachers when they
leave for numerous trips to the office. All they
have to do is turn on a switch in the office and
everything going on in the room can be heard
We can't forget to make a special mention of
our super basketball teams which have been tops
for the three years we have settled in senior high.
Our senior year ended in a whirl of fun. We
had a wonderful party which took us way back
to Grandmother's day to remind us that our state
is celebrating its one hundredth birthday this
year. We gave our class play "I Remember
Mama" in April. Next year's seniors did a won-
derful job of entertaining us at the annual junior-
Senior Banquet. And then came june 2nd, and
one of the most important events of our lives.
We all marched down the aisles in our grey caps
and gowns and received those cherished diplo-
mas or which we had strived so long.
Now we forty-niners wonder what our pros-
pects for the future are, and, like the pioneers
of old, we hope to strike it rich.
HELEN LU NDEEN
"Ever forward as
whose virtue lies in struggle
not in prize."
SAGA OF A F ORTY-NINER
fSung to the tune of "Clementine",
I n a high-school, in a city,
Excavating for a mind,
Dwelt us minors, forty-niners,
And our teachers, twenty-nine.
Bright we were and like the fairies,
And our classes number nine,
Alas for us, we were no hookers,
Education can't be mine.
He's the "Calamity" in
Transferred from Parkers
Prairieg Football '49g Basket-
ball '49g Choir '49g Boys'
'Quartet '49g "I Remember
Mamn"g Honor Studentg Nu-
tionnl Honor Society: Nation-
al Athletic Honor Society. -
MARY LEE HELSETH
Tmnxfvrred from Watertown,
S. D.g F.F.A, '48, '49.
Football '47, Intramural '47, '48, '49,
Girl of my dreams
Choms '47, '48, Girls' Glen- Club '49,
Horizon Club '49.
Walkin' ahead of the train
Transferred from Duluth Central, Foot-
ball '48, '49, Nat'l Athletic Honor So-
ciety '48, '49, "I Remember Mama."
Whare seldom is heard a discouraging
Ch'gi?us '48, G.A.A. '47, Horizon Club
'49, Girls' Glee Club '49.
MARY IO BAKER U
A bud-ding queen
Annual Stall '49, Choir '47, '48, '49,
Declam '47, '48, Ioumalism '47, Otter
Staff '48, '49, Homecoming Queen '49,
gzeech Club '47, '48, T espians '48,
' 9, "Night of 4Ia.nuary 16th", Triple
Trio '48, Octet ' 9, Nat'l Honor Society
'49, V.F.W. Award, Quill and Scroll.
Bunkhouse in the sky
Cheerleader '48, '49, Intramural '47,
'48, '49, Preflight '47, '48, '49, Airscouts
and Fl ing.
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Headin' for Spike's Pwak
Cheerleader '48, '49, Intramural '49,
Preflight Airscouts '48, '49.
Gimme kool, klear water
Choir '48, '49, Class President '48,
"Curse of an Aching Heart", Debate-
'49, Declam '48, '49, Football '47, In-
tramural '47, '48, '49, Ioumalism '47,
Nut'l Honor Society '48, '49, Otter Staff
'48, '49,, Speech Club '47, '48, Thes-
nians '48. '49, "Night of Ianuary l6th",
"Grand Chnm's Diamond", Tennis '48,
'49, Co-Valedictorian, Quill and Scroll.
Gimme my boots and saddle
40 acres and a mule
Debate '49, Bausch-Lomb Award, Salu-
tatorian, Nat'l Honor Society '49,
DONNA MAE BERG
As I go riding mcrril along
Choms '48, Horizon Club '49, Girls'
Glee Club '49.
CONNOLLY BERGENE ' ' LORNA BEHCERSON
'I'here's n lavvm in thc town - 4 PVUUU' C'0fm"'
lm,-amu,-al '47, '48' '4g. , Chorus '47, '48, Choir '49.
BETTY BERGF-HUD HELEN BERTLESON
The immortal wife Angel of any heart
Band '47, '48, '495 Cl10fllS '43C PPD Speech Club '47, '48, Fri-nch Club '47
Band '48, Horizon Club '49, Girls' Glev , Horizon Club '49.
Club '49, Stenography. - UQ
WILLIAM BOEN HAROLD BQESE
yhgrc have you lvvvn, BUIQI bmi. Bill!! I'm gnmm lake :hc Sfmm Fr' Tmil
Baslijgiball '47, '43, '49, Track '47, '48, .-, , -3
DENNIS BOLL ROBERT BOREN
Hc's really panning gold . , Westward, ho '
nf E0"',':alf48'47: lnfraimural '47, 248- '49
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AUDRIEY PRODIN DARRELL CARRISON
Clgghggigaggyhgzgi GAA- un. '48, ,img Swingin' along without II worry
S ch Cluh '47, Horizon Club '49,
EVELYN CICHY K ELAINE CLAUSEN
My prairie queen ' ' Smkin' a claim nn you
Annual Staff '49, Drama Club '49, Orclu-stra '47, '48, '49.
G.A.A. '47, '48, '49, Ioumailism '48, ' ,
Horizon Club '49, Sli-nography. 'A Q'
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He lmr been ddmittcd to the bar
Annual Stall '49, Band '47, '48, '49,
Choir '48, "Curie of an Aching Heart",
Debate '47 '48, '49, Declam '48, '49,
Football '4'z, '49, :ummm '41, Nat'l
Honor Society '48, '49, Pep Band '47,
'48, '49, Radio '47, '48, '49, Speech
Club '48, '49' Student Council '47, '49,
'rm-nam. '41, '43, '49, "our Town",
"Night of January l6th", French Club
'47, Ir. Red Cmas Otter Tail County
Pres., Nat'l Athletic Honor Society '49,
Co-Valedictorian, Representative Senior,
Wabash Cannon Ball
C.A.A. '47, H rizon Club '49, Girls'
Glee Club '49.
LA AE DEUTSCHMAN
Lone prairie moon
Chorus '47, Choir '48, '49, Drama Club
49,'loumalism '47, Otter Stal! '48, '49,
Honzon Club '49, Red Cross Council
'48. '49, Nat'l Honor Society '49, Honor
Student, Quill and Scroll
Hear that whistle down the line
Chorus '47, Choir '48, '49, Declam '48,
'49, C.A.A. '47, '48, '49' Ioumalism
'41, om: swf '48, '49, 'rimpims '48,
'49, "Night of Ianuary l6th", Horizon
Club '49, Octet '49, Nat'l Honor Societv
'49- Honor Student' Quill and Sc ll,
. spied, city '41, '48,
Skier an not cloudy all d
Chonn '47, '48, Girls Cl lub '49.
,We'll build u sweet little nest
Chorus '47, '48, Choir '49, G.A.A. '48,
'49, Ioumalism '47, Library Club '48,
'49, Horizon Club '49.
I'm all rr in buttons and bows
Horizon Cllll? '49.
Home at the range
Chorus '47, '48, Girls' Clee Club '49.
Little Io, the night-hawk
Annual Staff '49, Band '47, '48, 49,
Chonxs Acc. '47, Choir Acc. '48, '49,
"Curse of an Aching Heart", Debate
'48, '49, Drama '48, French Club '47,
G.A.A. '47, '48, '49, Ioumalism '48,
Nat'l Honor Society '48. '49, Orchestra
'47, '48, '49, Otter Stal! '49, Pep Band
'47, '48, '49, Thessians '49, Trirle Trio
Acc. '48, Octet '4 , Horizon Cub '49,
"I Remember Mama", Representative
Senior, Honor Student.
Somewhere in the west
Class Treasurer '47, Football '47, '48.
ligramural '47, '48, '49, Tumbling
ARLENE ERICKSON .1 . LOU ANN ERLANDSON
1'll love in buckrkln and shirts .f A maid in a western dream
that I'oe mvneupun I ,E Choms '47, '48, Choir '49, Stenography.
Chorus '48, Choir '49, Stenography. '
. Iv '
X 2 i V74 ,A yd
1'm trau gag on the Ar.-heson, Topeka
,.,, S. en0g,.p
fr w JW'
LA VONNE FOGARD
Along t .rundown
C.A.A. ' , '49. K
M' ' X jd
Cowbou Pat and her ten-gallon hat
Chorus '47- Choir '48, '49, Debate '49,
De-clam '48, G.A.A, '47, speech Club
'48, '49: Horizon Cluh '49, Madrigals
'49, Nat'l Honor Society. '
Open up that Golden Gate, Califomia
hcre I come
Annual Stall '49, Choir '48, '49, Foot-
ball '47, Intramural '47. '48, '49, jour-
nalism '47, Otter Staff. '48, '49, Sneech
Club '48, Madrigals '49, Nat'l Honor
Society '49, Honor Student, Pre-tlight
Airscouts '48, '49, Quill dz Scroll.
PAUL GUST' .
I whistle and wait for Katie
Basketball '47, '48, '49, Choir '48, '49,
Football '47, '48, '49, Nat'l Athletic
Honor Society '48, '49, Track '48, '49,
Bam-hall '47 '48 '49
LE ROY HAGEN
Tom Mi: Straight Shooter
Fearless Falk of the Black Hills
Chorus '47, Choir '48, '49, "Curse of
an Aching Heart", Drama '47, Intra-
mural '47. '48. '49, Journalism '47, Ot-
ter Stalf '48, '49, Preilight fair scouts!
'48: Student Council '47, Thespians '49,
"Ni2ht of January l6th", Madriyllls '49,
Nat'l Honor Society, Quill and Scroll.
I'm gonna have a cowboy weddin'
G.A.A. '47, '48, '49, Stenography.
Oh, aln't you glad you're single?
Give him a muskat
Basketball KB Squad? '47,'Intramural
'48, Student Council '48.
1'm roundin' u the cattle
Band '47, '48 '45, Basketball '47, Intra-
mural '47, '48, '49.
Every Iauie has her laddir
Chorus '47, '48, Horizon Club '49, Girls'
Clee Club '49, Stenography.
just a ralde ramble:-
G.A.A. '47, '48. '49, Horizon Club '49,
Srcech Club '47, '48, '49, Ioumalism
' 7, '48.
,MQ way """'
ee.. f ,fax-g-f1lwU
Meet me at the Golden Gate
Chorul '47, '48, Choir '49, Horizon
glub 79. X I
,542 "ff ftfww
Pino! gackin' mama
Annual tiff '49, Band '47, '48, '49,
Chorus '47' "Curse of an Aching Heart",
Debate '48. '49, Drama '48, French
Club '47, G.A.A. '47, '48, '49, Nat'l
Honor Society '48. '49, Iournalisrn '47,
Otter Stat! '48. '49, Pep Band '48, '49,
Soeech Club '47, '49, Thesoians '48,
'49: "Night of Innuary l8th": Library
Club '47, '48, '49, Horizon Club '49,
"I Remember Mama", "The Clod",
Honor Student, Quill and Scroll.
MARY LEE HELSETH
Goin' to China or maybe Siam
Girls' State '48, Band '47, '48, '49,
Chorus '47, Class Vice Pres. '47, Class
Tren. '49, Debate '48, '49, Drama '48,
G.A.A. '47, '48, '49, Ioumalism '47,
Nnt'l Honor Society '48. '49, Otter Stag
'48. '49, Pep Band '48. '49, Soeec
Club '47, Theloians '49, "Ni!ht of Ian-
uary l8th", Library Club '47, '48, '49,
Homecominz Queen's Attend. '49, Hori-
zon Club '49, D.A.R. Award, "I Re-
member Mama", Honor Student, Quill
Basketball '47. '48. '49, Track '47, '48,
Homecoming King's Attendant '49.
Band '48, '49, Chorus '47, Choir '48,
'49, Debate '47, '48, '49, Drama '47,
'48, French Club '47, G.A.A. '47, Jour-
nalism '47, Orchestra '47, Otter Staff
'48, '49, Pep Band '49, Speech Club
'47, '48, Thespians '49, "Night of Ian-
uary 16th", Horizon Club '49, Honor
gtudlint, Nat'l Honor Society, Quill and
I'll take you home again, Darlene
Annual Staff '49, Chorus '47, Choir '48,
'49, Drama '47, '48, C.A.A, '47, '48,
Speech Club '47, '48, Stenography.
Intramural '47, '48, Track '48, Bass'-
Look for the rainbow
gidshestra '47, '48, '49, Horizon Club
C Dropped J
JOYCE HOGLUND "'
Romance on the prairie
Choms '47, '48, Choir '49, Ioumalism
'47, Speech Club '47, Horizon Club '49.
He corraled Coral
Football '47, '48, '49, Intramural '47,
'48, '49, Basketball '49, Speech Club
'47, Track '48, Golf '48, '49.
l won? be home until mornin!
Clhorus '47, Choir '48, '49: sffnoln'
UBERT H .J -
Hub-a-I V1 ' fr . I Q r
?""e"i1 '- F 'l 1. . 55
H20 8 . ' -1" -fi' "ji '4 '49,
6 ,vi .,.lEl' Aw .
I , Q
Same dirty dug glue in my saddle
Infram ural '47, '48.
Goin' to Califamia for a little change
Our great John L. Sullivan
Mel Olson Award '47, Basketball '47.
'48, Football '48, Intramural '49, Base-
ball '47, '48, Cheerleader '49, Home-
coming Kin G den Cl es '47 '48
. '49. D Z v . u
LORAN JOH ON
Some day l find me where the
mountain ranges part
Flux Essay Award, F.F.A. '47, Intra-
mural '48, '49.
MARY LOU HOLMAN
Headin' for the lar! round-up
Choir '49, Speech Club '48, '49, "l Rr-
member Mama", Honor Studi-nt, Nnt'l
Intramural '47, '48, '49, Baseball '49.
Therein ,a shes! back there looking
for me high a low
Igcbothnll '47, '49, Intramural '47, '48,
LE ROY JOHNSON
Band '47, '48, '49, Intramural '47, '48.
'49, Orchestra '47, '48, '49, Pep Band
'47, '48, '49.
PENNA JEAN JOHNSON
She studies cowboy lore
Band '47, '48, '49, Chorus '47, G.A.A.
'47, '48, '49, Joumalism '47, '48, Speech
Club '48, Horizon Club '49, "1 Remem-
her Mama", Stenography.
Leads the life of a happy minor
Annual Staff '49, Debate '48, '49'
Drama '47, French Club '47, Intramural
'47, '48, '49, Speech Club '47, '48, '49,
Student Council '49, Thespians '48, '49,
"The Night of January I6th", "I Re-
member Mama", Nat'l Honor Society.
Go! a beau in Idaho
Father of the Westem Opcm House
Entered from Maddock, N. D.
Let'r :iris a song and be haggv
Annual St '49, horus'47, hoir '48,
'49, Class Oillcer '48- "The Curse of an
.aching Hem", D1-clam '41, '48, '49,
Sree.-ch Club '47, '48, '49, Thessians
' B, '49, "Night of Ianuary 16th", ori-
zon Club '49, Nnt'l Honor Society, "I
Remember Mama", Girls' Trio '47, Oc-
tet '49, Stenography.
Waitin' for Hub-n-long Cassidy
Annual Staff '49, Band '47, '48, '49,
Class Officer '48, G.A.A. '49, Pep Band
'48, '49, Homecoming Oueen's Attend.
'48, Horizon Club '49, Honor Student.
When I roller skate with Kate
Football '47, '48, '49, Intramural '47,
'48, '49, Track '49, Baseball '49.
A prairie flower
Chorus '47, Choir '48: Horizon Club
'49, Girls' Glee Club '49.
MARLYS LAR SON
The belle of Old Cheyenne
Band '47, '48, '49, Drama '47, '48, '49,
Ioumalism '48, Orchestra '47, '48, '49,
Pep Band '48. '49, Speech Club '48,
Hom:-comina Queen's Attend. '47, Hori-
zon Club '49.
First woman mayor ol boom town
Choir '48, '49.
Band '47, '48, '49, Chorus '47, G.A.A.
'47, Ioumalism '47, Orchestra '48, '49,
Otter Stall '48. '49, Pep Bm1d"48, '49,
Speech Club '47, '48, '49, orizon Club
will an croll
.Skip to my loo
Drama Clu 9, G . . '47, Girls' Glee
The angela surely smiled on her
Band '48, '49, Chorus '47, '48, Pep
Band '48, '49, Horizon Club '49, Girls'
Glee Club '49.
JUNELLYN M DSON ' ,
Pen' oat g . 'V
Band 8, '4 , hoi ' 8. '4 Home-
foming jr '47.
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7 I I V
W 5 ,tfiwixwj
caifyguos MANDEA3 A
Waitin' at the cabin door
Speech Club '-48.
The singin' paraon
Band '47, '48, '49, Chorus '47, Choir
'48, '49, Drama '47, Ioumalism' '47-
Orchestra '48, '49, Boys' Quartet '49, '-
Pep Band '48, '49, "I Remember 'Q
The trail that leads to you
Chorus '47, '48, Choir '49, Horizon
orus ' peec. u ' , ion '
Chshe 'tfafki' Cl h 48 H
Club '49, Oirls' Glee Club '49. or Z .
HELEN JOAN LUNDEEN
Headin' West to the Point, that is
Annual sms '46, choir '49, cms om-
cer '49, "The Curse of an Aching
Heart", Debate '48, '49, French Club
'47, G.A.A. '47, '48, '49, Joumalism
'47, Nat'l Honor Society '48, '49, Otter
Staif '48, '49, Speech Cluh '47, '49,
Thespians '47, '48, '49, "The Night of
January 16th", "Our Town", "The
Grand Cham's Diamond", Library Club
'47, '48, '49, Horizon Club '49, "I Re-
member Mama", Honor Student, Quill
just a pan handler
Intramural '47, '48.
Meet me under western skies af blue
Band '49, Chorus '47. '48, Speech Club ,
'48, '49, Girls' Glee Club '49
4' nf 4'
Where the dear and the antelope play
Ilcgotbrg '43, '49, Track '48, Intramural
By prairie winds kissed
Choms '47, '48, Drama '47, '48, '49,
Journalism '47, '48, Orchestra '47, '48.
'49, Speech Club '48, Homecoming
Queen's Attend. '48, Horizon Club '49,
fkui 2.1 'Lf ,174 ,Q Q' 4? 'ofa ,ogy
na. Q i , c. L C CL ..fl.A,f'--4-wxflff' in
.Af-L M'--lf' ff 1 ' 7f f - ua3Z.g.,U
Let gray skies go by
,.--'df' , ,M
, f 'U' ,Y
. 1 r D. 1" gf?
NETH' , rf H
. or n w roclm-owl inf from 1 '
rus ' 7, '48, Chl PAQ, Irrtrxlmur
I J f W
- . Y, 'Y - YJ!
f" XJ iv M Aiyf-'CQ
L LL NISSEN
Co West Vining man, Wen
String trio '48, Declam '47, F.F.A. '47, '
Olvhestrn '47, '48, '49, Speech Club '47. if
CLAl R E OLSON
Oh limes a night
Intramural '47, '48, '49.
BEVERLY PEDERSON V V
Sweet Betsey from Pike
chem., '48, choir '49, n.-hm '47, 4 '
Speech Club '48, Horizon Club '47.
'f' 'L ,
wi I 'A .
, ,.. ,ip
MAR LENE PEDERSON
Dance, dude, dance 1
dr6nugrStaE '49, Chorus '47, Choir '48 A
, amn '49, Inumalism '47, '48,
Library Club '47, '48, '49, Horizon Club
Inst call mc Boom:
Paddle your own canoe
Band '47, '48, '49, Pep Band '47, '48
'49, Intramural '47, '48, '49.
My bones denounce the old Fofd's
Annual SMH' '49, Class President '49,
Debate '49, Declam '48, Ioumalism '47,
Nat'l Honor Society '48, '49, Otter Stall'
'48, Sgeech Club '48, '49, Thespians
'49, " ight of january 16th", Home-
coming King's Attend. '49, Representa-
tive Senior, Honor Student
The end ol the trail is now in sight
Beatin' a parth westward
F.F.A. Award, F.F.A. '47, '48.
Hc's got a western draw!
F.F.A. '47, '48.
Junior partner of the pony express
glasketball '47, Iiootball '47, '48, '49,
ntramural 48, 49, Student Council
'47, '48, Track '48, '49.
C Dropped J ei
R0 RT RIPL
Zgfw I ff R
THOMAS nomznrso .ff 4
Bury me not on tlklana I
Slgolr4649g Intramural '48, '49g a
KATHRYN RUN D
Iimm in a cowboy
Band '4g, '48, '49g Horizon Club '49.
Hair offold, eyes of blue
Chorus '4 '48- Girl's
, , Glee Club '49g
Horizon Club '49g Speech Club '49.
MARY ANN SCHMIDT
There'.v gold in her heart
Chonxs '47, '48g Girls' Glee Cluh '49
I' t that fn le-lan le-iinglf'
Chol',uesq47?'4'gg Girls: glee Club '49:
c5A.A. '49g Ho b '49g smwgm-
DVD W C-Joy
Back to the ranafe and paradise
G.A.A. '48g loum ism '48g Speech Club
'47g Library Club '47g Horizon Club
Hv'll die with hh boots on
Football '48g Intramural '49.
LAVERNE SCHMIDT .
Gal in calico
G.A.A. '47g Joumalism '48g Horizon
Traveling through unpopulaled coun-
Intramural '48, '49.
She left a trail of bro n hearts
Band '47, '48, '49, Ch ru: '47, Choir
'48, '49, Class 0Hcer '47, "The Curse
of an Aching Heart", French Club '47,
G.A.A. '47, Journalism '47, Nat'l Honor
Society '48, 49, Orchestra '47 '48, '49,
one, sua '48, '49, Pep amd '47, '4s,
'49, Sgeech Club '48, '49, Thespians
'47, '4 , '49, "Our Town", "The Night
of January I6th", "The Grand Cham':
Diamond', Horizon Club '49, Madrigals
'49, Girll' Trio '47, Civic Orchestra '47,
'48, ' 9, "I Remember Mama", Repre-
sen e Senior, Quill and Scroll.
Jun once ln a lifetime
Horizon Club '49.
Clan 81323: '48, Intramural '47, '48,
'49, "I Remember Mama."
The .mow is "sticky" ln the Rockies
Chorus '47, Choir '48, '49.
yaacgci-.9-4 Q Q-
lust a cattle rurtler at heart
Thai: gold ln them thar fills
Annual SME '49, Band '47, '48, '49,
Chamber Grou '48, Clarinet Quartet
'48, Declam '43, '49, Drama '47, '48,
French Club '47' Ioumalirm '47, Or-
em, fs' 'isa 'se' S.:-as '-12'
en an ' . ' s new u ' -
'48, '49, Theanpians '49' 'The Night of
January l8th', Ir. Rell Cross Council
g1c9,n"I Remember Mama", Quill and
MARY JEAN SHAFFER
A woman with the west ln her eyes
Annual Stall '49, Band '47, '48, '49,
chgna '47, G.A.A. '47 '48, '49, Jour-
nalrsm '41, offer sms' '43, '49, P
Band '47, '48, '49, Speech Club 1?
'49, Student Council '49, Library Club
47, '48, '49, Horizon Club '49, "I Re-
member Mama", Nat'l Honor Society,
Quill and Scroll, Stenography.
Band '47, '48, '49, Intramural '47, '48,
'49, Orchestra '47, '48, '49, Pep Band
'47, '48, '49, Thespians '49, "The Night
of january 16th", Baseball '49.
I left the Wert behind mc
Transferred from Seattle, Wash.: Girls'
Glee Club '49, Drama '49, Horizon
Club '49, "I Remember Mama."
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WE' "P 4. I'
BEVERLY STAVAAS GJ
Back to the green rolling prairie
Chorus '48, Girls' Glee Club '49.
Pr-xox-:BE srocx '
When lt'r midnight on the range
Chorus '48, Horizon Club '49, Girls'
Glee Club '49.
There'r diamonds in your eyes of blue
Choir '47, '48, '49, Drama '49, Iour-
nalism '48, Orchestra '47, '48, '49,
Horizon Club '49.
Jeanie with the light brown hair
Chorus '47, '48, French Club '47,
G.A.A. '47, gzoumalism '48, Otter Stall'
'49, Speech lub '47, '48, Homecoming
gueens Attend. '49, Horizon Club '49,
irls' Glee Club '49, Stenography.
Tuba tootin' Iasaie
Band '48, '49, Chorus '47, Choir '48,
49, "The Curse of an Achim: Heart",
Drama Club '49, French Club '47,
G.A.A. '47, '48, '49, Horizon Club '49.
Jun a little gold nugget I
Debate '47, French Club '47, Horizon
Club '49, Honor Student, Stenography.
Proprietor of the Skyline Stage Coach
Band '47, '48, '49, Chorus '47: "The
Curse of an Achim! Heart", Drama Club
'47, Intramural '47, Joumalism '47, Pep
Band '48, '49, Thespians '48, '49, "The
Night of January l6th", Otter Stall' '48,
"I Remember Mama."
Makes my hear! sing-yin-e-i-yin-e-o
Chorus '47, Choir '48, '49, "l Remem-
Poe got a Northwest Passage-north
and west. that is Rockies .
Drama Club '47, Football '48, 'Intra-
mural '47', '48, '49. A
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Harriet? handy with thc larint
Horizon Club '49,
mum :Zap J., .4
Got the bunkhouse blues
Horizon Club '49, Stenography.
Along about rundown
Where do we go from here?
Chorus '47, '48, Horizon Club '49,
Girls' Clee Club '49. .
'714-14.-8"-4444, I. A
Springtime in the Rockin
My little Buckaroo
Annual Stat? '49, Band '47, '48, '49,
Drama '48, G.A.A. '47, '48 '49, Iour-
nalism '47, '48, one: stair '49, Pep
Band '48, '49, Speech Club '47, '48,
'49, Thespians '49, "The Night of Jan-
uary 16th", Horizon Club '49, "I Re-
They grow 'em big in Texas
F.F.A. '47, '48, Intramural '4
71 M I
ELAINE WAY A
lun about the .mn sinks low
Band '48, '49, Choms '47, Choir '48,
'49, Joumaliam '47, '48, Orchestra '47.
'48, '49, Speech Club '47, Student
Council '48, Horizon Club '49.
Wolfin5 bait at the chuck-wagon
lntramur '47, '48, '49.
Take me back to my old home town
Transferred from Long Beach, Annual
Staff '49, Chorus '47, G.A.A. '47, Hori-
zon Club '49,
Thafa where my money goes
Annual Staff '49, Chorus '47, Dramn
'47, Intramural '47, '48, '49, Preflight
'48, Thespians '47, '48, '49, "Our
Town", "The Night of January 16th."
My West is calling me home
Horizon Club '49.
There ain't a cowboy worth u womanir
Annual Stal? '49' Band '47, '48, '49:
Baton Twirling '47, '48, '49, Madrigals
'49, Choms '47, '48, Choir '49, "The
, Curse of an Achim! Heart", Declam '47.
'48, '49, Drama 48, G.A.A. '47, '48.
'49, Ioumalism '47, '48, Orchestra '48.
'49, Pep Band '48, '49, Maiorette '48.
'49, Speech Club '47, '48, '49, Student
Council '47, Horizon Club '49, "I Re-
member Mama", Nat'l Honor Societxg
Stenography, Thespians '49, "The Nig t
of January 16th."
Staff, 49, Band
G.A.A. '48, '49,
St. Louis Park: Annual
'49, Drama '48, '49f
Ioumalixm '48, Speech
Club '49, Library Club '48, '49, Hnrizon
Club '49, Girls' Glee Clubl'49' "I Rc'-
, member Mam ." WW
PETER WILKE ,JP
1 , Cactus Pete
.4 , 1 Otter Staff '49, Transferred from 19
,od Angeles, Calif.
"Now hold these two poles firmly," said Mr. Engan,
is the big wheel of the static machine revolved faster
ind faster. It was 2:30 on a dreary afternoon in Febm-
ryg but as the electrons coursed through my body,
ny ears began to buzz and my mind began to
gitate. The bum of classroom conversation faded away,
nd as I closed my eyes things began to crystallize before
ly blurred vision.
I found myself walking down a dusty trail when a
imiliar voice cried, "Heyl Son, you're headin' the wrong
ayl" A white haired fellow was peering at me from
:hind a cactus. "You're goin' to town, ain'tcha?" he
"Town, what town?" I asked.
"Why, Paul, Arizona, named after its founder. Chief
ig Wind Gust." said the old-timer. "What's the matter,
n, you looked kind of mixed up?"
"I'll say I'm mixed up. Where am I? What time is it?"
"Wal," the fellow said, "we're about live miles out of
wn in the Arizona desertg it's 2:30 p.m.. Febmary 7.
99. and time for lunch. Come on into town and l'll
ike you to a glass ololte. You could stand one."
"0.K.," I said, rather bewildered, and we started down
: road. Then I began to recognize my friend, Surelyl
was Iohnny Miller. He told me he had become a
'ulthy man when he stumbled on a diamond mine
lile searching for his pardners-Howard Baldwin and
ike Anderson-who got lost while trying out their
nged pogo sticks. Being very talkative, he went on to
l me that the town is the home of the Silent Zipper
mpany fonly factory-lubricated zipperl owned by
Mae Deutschman and Katherine Holmquist. He said
ice Araskog, chief street cleaner, and his helpers-
ith Hagen, LeRoy Johnson, and Marvin Hanson-were
ng very well collecting old oil cans.
kt the edge of town we passed lCachel's Hardware
re. In the window Judy Lawrenson was demonstrating
"Cone Gadget" manufactured by the Duane Coese
dget Company. On the other side of the strxet jo
ter was working in a flower garden developing a new
id" called L.C.K. She has as helpers-Dale Huse,
FITI Schoening, and Dorothy Auseth. She told me she
a filling orders for Betty Bergerud, Joyce Frantz, Kath-
ie Simonson, and Shirley Muhlenbeck. Pat Frisch was
:ding near by. She gave up fanning to take a college
rse on conversation.
. roar and a swirl of dust passed me, and Johnny in-
ned me it was the Western Sightseeing Bus operated
Iohn Holland. It makes regular trips to Keith John-
s famous flower garden. Today he was taking Bix
er, Dale Anderson, and jerry Heyen to see a new
ety of barbed dandelion developed by Carol Malm-
lso leaving town were Lowell Nissen and Donald
'o Gun" Pederson who have been elected Mayor and
ill, respectively, of Podunk. Montana. Down the
walk came Janis Lindor and Hub Hovland speaking
ign language as usual. Enjoying a siesta were Mike
hun and Ronnie Anderson who retired years ago
s professional football as millionaires.
.oolts like Anne Dahl and Melane Engen will be
ig a vacation," said johnny, "now that Robert Jack-
Darol Anderson, and Dave Vogel have bought the
iparently Marie Thies, Pat Milton, and Dorothy
ron had set up a beauty salon. I understand that the
lar model. Junie Madsen, patronized them often.
l Du Liber Augustine" with a mmba rhythm rang
out from a sidewalk cafe, "The Quick and Dirty," run
hy George Teberg and Penne Johnson. In the trumpet
section were Cookie Skugrud and Connie Lund. Next
week, George told me, he was featuring Orlin F icl: and
his band with Dave Aldrich and Bob Ripley as vocalists.
By popular request jane Wefald may be added to form
a trio. Following them will be Irene Schulz and Kenny
Tiaden playing dinner inusic on the bass dmm and sousa-
phone. This week "The Quick and Dirty" was having a
special on "Munch,"-a food delicacy produced by Marcus
Stortroen and Pete Willte.
"There's nothing quite like 'Munch' for lunch," ex-
claimed lohnnyg but I decided I wasn't hungry when
informed that "Munch" was cucumbers aged in milk. On
every table were placed copies of Vynnette Hanson's best
seller Inside a Bowling Ball or Why I Cot Hole: in My
Now I knew I wanted to leave, but as we stepped into
the street, another cloud of dust passed. Johnny told me
it was a "Rekabecluts" lStudebaker spelled backwardsl,
the car with four speeds in reverse. Its inventor, Bob
Boren, says it's for one way streets. His only competitors
are Roger Stein, who has a spring-wound auto, and Bill
Boen, head of Pontomac Motors, and his super salesmen
-Claire Olson and Marcus Opatz. The Fjord Garage
closed after mechanics Marlys Haggstrom and Geraldine
Drews fixed an inner tube with Scotch tape.
Emie Sorben's twenty-four hour "You Yell, I Come"
cab service was going full blast. Ernie was in the ollice
reading Don Toso's book, Study of Colonial Problemsg
although the noted critic, Alan Anderson, says it stinks.
Emie was up on the news and told me all about those
who were out of town. Since Connolly Bergene and Ber-
nard Muths received their Ph.D.'s, they are touring the
country lecturing on "How the High School Student
Should Study." Emie said Thomas Robertson recently
created a sensation by racing with Citation and winning
by a nose,
Mary jean Shaffer and Shirley Rix were in Canada
with a girk' hockey team. Although the Canadian teams
might be dangerous, Emie thought the girls would "melt
the ice." Even farther north were Rose Ladwig and
Phoebe Stock who were selling refrigerators to Eskimos.
Yesterday Emie received a cablegram from Chinese
missionary, Mary Lee Helseth. She and her assistants,
Loma Mae Bergerson and Audrey Loberg, are teaching
the Chinese Cennan. Wlnnifred Larson will soon join
Back at Harvard, I was informed, Bea Holbeck teaches
math and Jo Elton has charge of a Domestic Relations
class. let Weaver is leading the Marine Band in Wash-
ington. Senator Francis Sagdahl has been advocating
"two families in every garage." Pressure groups are
headed by Robert Quam and Kenneth Webb.
In New York Lois Tomhave signed a contract with the
Metropolitan Opera Company, while Marion Torgusson
opened a hoop skirt shop on 5th Avenue. Lavonne Po-
gard is first baseman with the Cleveland Indians.
"Thanks, Emie," I said, 'but we gotta go."
"Well," said Ernie, "if you need a cab, iust yell!"
Johnny wanted to see the show across the street. Helen
Lundeen was starring for the 10th consecutive year in
the revival of "Annie Get Your Gun." The only other
theater featured Pederson and Pederson fMarlene and
Bevl in a can-can dance.
We decided against a show but bought some Jolly
Time Pop Com made by Joyce Anderson. Ordean Larson
was busy mixing torn tickets with the butter. Joyce re-
called that Harriet Swenkrud was nominated as "The
Girl We'd Like Most to Be Stranded Between Fergus
and Dalton With" by the Dalton boys. She also told us
that she and Evie Cichy were called to Hollywood to
star in M.C.M.'s lMorken-Cortob-Melbyl "Lavender
Blue" directed by Loran Johnson. The big news in Holly-
wood is that Jen Swanton is associated with the famous
designer, Audrey Brodin.
Crunching our popcom, Johnny and I proceeded down
the street. In a sidewalk booth Mildred Straus and Ioan
Taylor were selling tickets for a summer cruise way up
North on Minnesota's famed Lake Alice. They were also
selling a pamphlet written by Elaine Ringquist and Doe
Videen entitled "Bowling, the Long and Short of It."
Bangl We were startled by a gunshot from a building
occupied by the Erlandson and Erickson lArlene and
LonAnnJ Detective Agency. They were working on the
"Case of the Missing Spur." Two of their agents-Sybil
Rossmiller and Kathryn Rund-are pursuing Darol Ander-
son and Darell Carrison who tried to sell Manhattan back
to the Indians.
Johnny and I were stopped by jerome Miller who was
looking for his pardner-in-crime, Lon Curtis. johnny told
jerome that Lon was last seen heading for the Mexican
border in search of a "warmer climate."
"johnny," I asked, "what's that awful smell?" He told
me that Dennis Boll had erected a factory in town to
manufacture saddle glue. He employs Roger Tollefson,
Mary Ann Schmidt, ,lim Kastelle, and Elaine Way. Their
theme song is "I Can't Get Off of My Horse."
The town had several inventors. Nomian Wellbroclr
had a tractor that ran on whale blubber, and Nomr Nis-
sen and Stanley Baglo were perfecting a square tumble
weed that doesn't tumble. Johnny pointed out a restau-
rant that Elaine Clausen had recently purchased from
the food magnate, Joe Ierien. Her waitresses-Vivian
Kort, Eleanor Jacobs, Marjorie Emery, and Doris Sander
-were sewing aftemoon collee. I wanted a coke, but
johnny insisted that I notice the fine educational system
the town had. At the high school Mary Edlund and Mar-
lys Larson taught Physics. For pin money the girls curl
hair with static electricity. It was this school that helped
train Lois Tenney and Mavis Vallevand. the world's fore-
most typists. The girls hold the world's record of 360
words per minute. I.aVonne Evenson and Helen Bertle-
son are in charge of the Chemistry department. This
school developed Dan Quememoen, who has gained
fame from his book, The Adventures of Cowboy Dun.
His publishers are Nelson and Nelson Cliennetll and
Newley, a photography school for shutter bugs, is op-
erated by Mary Wylie and Helen Spldahl. Soon Henry
Cerhardson will open his "Thschool for Thooth Who
Lithpf' Dean of Women will be Gertrude Mantle-Ike.
johnny and I proceeded to the other edge of town when'
Bernard Muth's camival was playing. In the big tent we
saw Ronnie Waldhan1, the clowng Dorothy Wanelt. the
Lady Sword Swallowerg and the motorcycle racers-
Mickey Halverson and Darlene Hanson.
johnny insisted I ride the merry-go-round with him
and I foolishly did. As we revolved faster and faster, my
head began to spin again, and I could neither see nor
hear johnny laughing beside me. I heard him mumble
"76" and suddenly-Whaml a blinding llash flooded my
brain! When it cleared, the class was laughing with Mr.
Engan as he asked, "Did you feel it?"
As the bell rang I thought to myself "Did l feel it?"-
Sharing the highest scholastic honors are Vin- Previous to his lVest Point appointment, Vince
cent Araskog and Lon Curtis, each with a 1.0883
was editor of the school paper, The Otter. Lon is
average Following Close behind is Norman Bak- president of the junior Red Cross Council and is
er Salugatorian with an average of 1 1333 All considered the most outstanding representative
f ' ' ' in Minnesota. He attended the national conven-
three l-TOYS have been actwe members Of the Var- tion last summer in San Francisco. Bix has been
sity Debate Squad which went to the state con- our inspiration for all Homecoming day festivi-
ties in senior high.
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Helen Lundeen, Joanne Elton, Vynnette Hanson, Lois Tenny, Mary Lee Helseth. Seated: LaMae Deutschman, Mary
Edlund, Beatrice Holbeck, Ianis Lindor. Not pictured: Norman Nissen, Duane Goese.
MARY IO BAKER
This year the V.F.W. Awards were given to "Queen', Mary Io and Lon who certainly exemplify the
qualities for which this honor stands-courage, temdperance, leadership, ,co-operation, and loyalty. Be
sides excellent scholarship, they have done outstan ing work in the Helds of speech and drama.
NORMAN Q BAKER
X To Bix for his most outstanding work and interest
in the Held of science and mathematics goes the
Bausch-Lomb Award. His enthusiastic zeal and scien-
tific mind, plus his first-rate accuracy, makes the pre-
sentation of this honor no problem this year. Bix is
well on his way to success. I have a problem, Dr. Ein-
MARY LEE HELSETH
Mary Lee has received the highest tribute to be
given a girl in our high school-the D.A.R. Award.
Mary is truly deserving of this great honor. Her high
standards in co-operation, initiation, dependability,
honesty, service, eadership, scholarship, and char-
acter are more than the necessary qualifications.
Throughout her high school career Mary has always
done er work cheerful? and well-a real asset to
our senior class. Hats o to our most distinguished
seniorg we are all proud of her.
Joanne has really proved herself
worthy of the title, Representative
Senior. Besides being choir accompa-
nist she is a member of the National
Honor Society and class editor of the
Annual Staff. Her efficiency and won-
derful personality make her our choice
for a swell girl.
Irene has the honor of bein the
first girl editor of the Otter, ang was
one of the very few to be chosen for
Thespians in her Sophomore Year. She
continued in dramatics in both the
Junior Class play, and "The Night of
January 16." Band, in which she is a
percussion expert, orchestra, choir,
and Madrigals keep her very busy.
Student Debate Coach and assistant
editor of the '49 Annual-that's Nor-
manl Norman's big interest in high
school has been writing contest essays.
and he was a winner twice last year.
He has been a member of the National
Honor Society since his junior year,
and as a conscientious student he rates
fourth from the top of his class.
"I impose"-Ever hear that phrase?
Lon as had may fine ideas in his
school career which have brought him
fame, and we hope, "fortunev yet to
come. He represents nearly every ac-
tivity in our school including debate,
annual staff, drama, Red Cross, and
others. Good luck, Lon!
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Here is the class which will graduate in
the middle of the century, following the
F orty-Niners. At present they are shooting
along on the road to success.
In dramatics they are tops, having proved
their ability in the presentation of Tish.
jane Wadsworth, Helen Bromberg, and
Elaine LaValley practically had the audi-
ence rolling in the aisles through their por-
trayals of three old maids.
A charming addition to the Homecoming
were two lovely girls-janet Davenport and
In athletics the class of '50 also deserves
great praise. Wayne Larson and jim
Henkes are two of the outstanding stars in
football. Basketball is right down their
track, with Olson, Papke, and Noyes piling
up the scores for a top-notch basketball
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President ,...,,. .......,........ D arrell Kuehnel Gerald Liedl Mary Gorton Burnham Elton
Vice-President , . . . . . Beverly Snyder ADVISERS
Secretary ,,,,, Marilyn Kvern Miss Huseby Mr Anderson Mrs Engan
Treasurer . , . . . . Alfred Maahs Mrs. Haskell Miss Minor
Although the sophomores are underclass-
men, they have already begun to make a
lasting name for themselves.
Two very charming girls represented the
sophomores at Homecoming. They were
none other than Gail Halverson and Mari-
lyn Kvern, loveliest of the class.
Sports have featured many of the sopho-
mores in basketball, football, and track.
jerry Liedl, Cordy Bakken, and Burnham
Elton are just a few of the outstanding
basketball and football players.
President ..,.. .................., R ohert Bakken
Vice-President . . . .,,...,,..,. .... J ack Swenson
Secretary ...,. .... L eRoy Krause
Treasurer . . A ..., Kenneth Rostacl
Thelma Midthun Evangeline Qu im
The Freshman Class placed first with its
float in the Homecoming festivities. Peggy
Davenport and Goldie Peterson were the
attendants to the queen.
The class had a get-acquainted party
early in October. An intercollegiate sports
meet served as a theme for the active part
of the program. The initiation of the class
officers and a "Truth and Consequences"
show provided additional entertainment.
The freshmen have been very active in
athletics, chorus, band, and orchestra. Fifty-
one members are participating in speech
activities this year.
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ball: Al Letich, Basketball, John Hennes, Baseball.
In the past three years, football in Fergus has made great
headway. In 1946, when Norm Calloway took the reins, the
Maroon and Cold finished the season with a record of 2
wins and 4 losses. In 1947 it was 4 wins and 4 losses. This Fe,-sus
year the Otters lost but 2 games, those to Fargo and Wahpe- Fergms
ton, to end with a total of 6 wins, including the 32-13 vic- Fergus
tory over Valley City in the Homecoming game. Fargo took
the Minn-Kota Championship, Wahpeton placed second, Fe,g,,s
and Fergus ended up in third. U gergus
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Standing, left to right: Gayle Beecher, Ted Butler, Paul Gust, Melane Eugen, Hub Hovland, Lon Curtis, john Holland,
Noel Olson, james Kastelle, Milton Pa ke, David Aldrich, Ronald Anderson. Front row, left to right: Gerald Liedl, Don-
ald Washburn, Burnh m Elton, Floys Reishus, Gary Spranger, Wayne Larson, David Noyes, james Henkes, Emmet
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This year the National Athletic Honor Society, with Mr. john Hermes, Adviser, sponsored the grade school truck tour
nament. Its members are, back row, left to right: Gayle Beecher, Hub Hovland, president, Lon Curtis, john Holland
Noel Olson, Paul Gust, secretary-treasurer, Ronald Anderson. Front row, left to right: Eugene Messenger, Don VVash-
burn, Milton Papke, Merle Anderson, john Millexk Thomas Robertson. Not pictured, Daye Aldrich.
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Kuehnel, Milt Papke, Bruce Halverson, Russell Kastelle, Larry Norby. Third row: Walter Stock, LeRoy Skriden,'Dayle
Wellbrock, Cy Stadsvold, Emmett O'Meara, Eugene Best, Maurice Ness, Rol Bromberg, Burnham Elton. Second row: Bob
Bakken, Billy Peterson, LeRoy Kruase, Jewell Lyngaas, Gary Spranger, Dave Noyes, Duane Stich, Gordy Bakken, Willie
Mesna, Carroll Gerhardson. Front row: Chuck Hys op, Quint Brevig, Dennis Moe, Robert Berger, Jack Lohn, Buzz Hel-
seth, Virg Kilde, Iohn Oyen, Dennis Wilson, Merlyn Ordal. Not pictured: David Lundeen.
Fergus Falls 45 . . . . . . Elbow Lake 0
Fergus Falls 20 .... Wahpeton 6
Fergus Falls 2 ..., Breckenridge' 0
Fergus Falls 25 .. . .,.,,. Frazee 20
Fergus Falls 26 .... Pelican Rapids 6
Fergus Falls 14 ..,.......,.,..,... Breckenridge 14
Perhaps one of the most outstanding teams in
a number of years, the Fergus Falls "B" team,
under the experienced tutoring of johnny
Hermes, brought their consecutive victory string
to eiglht games-six of them this year. This team,
whic will furnish experienced and well-trained
material for the "A" squad in future years, ran
up a total of 132 points to the 46 of their oppo-
FOOTBALL "C" S UAD-Back row, standing, left to right:
Daniel Muchow, Dig Branden, Selmer Trosvig, Daniel Olson,
Donald Oleson, John Budack, George Sawyer, David Jensen,
lespie. Front row, sitting: David Fe cyn, Roger Lydeen, Bob
Glen Nycklemoe. Not pictured: Don Baldwin, Keith Hoppenon,
Virgil Trandem, Gerald Nagel, Duane Sachs, David Ash
Lloyd Simonsen. Middle row, kneelin : Mack Featherstone
Bob Swanson, Buzz Lundeen, Russel? Adelsman, Dick Gil-
Andstrom, Wilbur Washbum, Lang' Field, Perry Iacobson
Bob Moody, Dale Larson, Raymon Biersdorff, jim Wright
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was anticipatt-cl and a successful season it was!
Tlieir record of l9 wins and 3 losses tabbed the
Otters as one of the outstanding teams in the state.
The three losses were to Breckenridge, Fargo, and
NVahpa-ton in the Minn-Kota Conference. Confer-
ence ilay was marked with upsets with no teani
capable ol' dominating the conference.
Fergus Falls 44 . . Valley City 25
Fergus Falls 36 Pelican Rapids
Fergus Falls 5- . ...,. VVahpeton
Fergus Falls 323 . ,,... Fargo
Fergus Falls 64 . . . Barnesville
Fergus Falls 70 , , .,..., Moorhead
Fergus Falls 41 Crosby Ironton
Fergus Falls 44 ...... Gilbert
Fergus Falls 57 , . . . . Sauk Centre
FergusFalls 40 Fargo
Fergus Falls 51 . . . . , Elbow Lake
Fergus Falls 44 . Breckenridge
Fergus Falls 59 . . 4 Barnesville
Fergus Falls 47 , . . VVahpeton
Fergus Falls 66 . . Valley City
Fergus Falls 54 . , . ..... Moorhead
Fergus Falls 63 Pelican Rapids
Fergus Falls 63 , Park Rapids
Fergus Falls 60 ...... Perham
Fergus Falls 44 , Breckenridge
Fergus Falls 63 . . , . . . Elbow Lake
Fergus Falls 63 ...,. Brainerd
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Under the supervision of johnny Hermes, the
tumbling team practiced three months on the vari-
ous apparatus and presented the program for con-
vocation on April 1. This team is composed of
Ernest Sorben, Floyd Reishus, captain, Eugene
Best, Bob Cudding, Lester Drechsel, Burnham
Elton, Don Toso, and Emmett O'Meara, not pic-
NVith a line-up that included eight letter!
men, the Fergus Falls High School baseball
team, coached hy Mr. Hermes, played a
total of twelve games with eight wins and
four losses. This team won the Sub-District
trophy, and played a regular schedule of
summer gamesg hut lost in the fall District
23 Tournament to Pelican Rapids who later
went on to win the district title.
Coach Hermes, Paul Cust, Noel Olson.
Bill Foss, Ted Butler, Dave Noyes, Gene
Messenger, jim Henkes, Keith johnson, Ro-
land Bromberg, and Merle Anderson.
Two graduates, Robert johnson and Bill
Foss, were outstanding on the Otter track
team. Bubs captured the half mile crown in
the district and regional meets, while Bill
won the high hurdles in both and second
place in the shot put in the district and first
in the regional.
In the state meet Bill took fifth in the
shot put for the first point that a Fergus
track team has scored in the state meet for
a long time.
If you would go down to the West gym every Thursday after school, you'd
find the Cirls' Athletic Association, under the able leadership of Miss Reps,
playing either volleyball or basketball. However, these sports do not take all of
their time. Bowling, tennis, skating, hiking, skiing, softball and tobogganing rank
high as favorites in individual sports. The aim of each girl is to earn a cheveron,
star, or letter.
ADVISOR, MISS JANET REPS
CABINET MEMBERS-Back row: Leannette Weaver,
Anne Dahl, Beverly Snyder, jean Ba er, Marilyn john-
son, Elaine La Valley. OFFICERS-Front row: Janis
Lindor, Mary lean Shaffer, Marjorie Marty, Phyllis Kvern.
Our up and coming Junior High Cheerleaders did an admirable job of leading the,
cheering section for the "B" games and were a great. help to the Senior Cheerleaders.
Left to right: Donna Berg, Jack Borowski, Gwen Pushing, Helen Messenger, Dud Willard,
and Donna Nichols. '
Due to "Kt1owil Your, Own Strength Week" and its many parades, the majorettes had
an unusually tbusy year this year. Q
In additidn to leading the baiid in parades and at football games, the majorettes
entertainedfithe crowds between halves of some basketball games. Left to right: Shirley
Lundeen, ,dural Holme 'Q' Jefanette Weaver, Pat Norby, Janice Grant, Joyce Cilbertson,
Janet Roirengrien, Berhwyliagqf.
The kids got more than one round of applause for this new cheer. Left to right: Evelyn
Cichy, Jo Brevig, Roger Anderson, Howard Baldwin, Keith Johnson, and Marilyn Johnson.
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One hundred years ago the discovery of gold in
California initiated the westward expansion of this
nation. That period of our history is over. "We are
in a life-and-death struggle for survival with com-
peting systems of government, and competing sys-
tems of economic organization." Two VVorld Wars
have ushered in this era-an era in which the
United States finds itself in the unwelcome position
of world leadership with larger opportunities and
greater ohligations than any nation has ever known.
It is upon the assumption of these ohligations by
the United States, and upon its acceptance of Di-
vine leadership, that the future of mankind will he
determined. You students will participate in the
destruction of a tottering civilization or in the
building of a new world.
LEO H. DOMINICK
The vital pioneer spirit did not die or pass with
the gold rush days of '49 or the settlement of Cali-
fornia and our NVest Coast. New frontiers in Alaska,
new explorations in the Arctic and other sections
of the world offer new opportunities to many.
The undiscovered frontiers in the fields of sci-
ence, agriculture, mining, transportation, commu-
nication, government industry and social service
are a direct challenge to those who dare seek new
outlets and activities, to those who want to make
the world a hetter place in which to live. These
new frontiers demand the same spirit of adventure,
courage and fortitude as they did in '49, for in the
words of Tennyson,
" 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world
To strive, to seek. to find and not to yield."
EDNVARD YV. BECHTEL
BOARD OF EDUCATION-A. A. Vollhrecht, john Dieseth, I. J. Svennehy, F. I. Kloster, Reno Mittelstadt, Ralph Sinner,
Mrs. Lucy Lee
Senior Class Play
Geraldine LuRoL-que Mrs. Myrtle Engan Margaret Schultz Helen A. Stvppe
English XI, English X English X, XII, English XII,
Otter Adviser Drama Club junior Class Play,
Dorothy Kjorlie Hohert Loux
Social Science, American H istory,
Dchatc Modern H istory,
I Iarriet Minor
Mrs. Lillian Bechtel
junior Horizon Club
Mrs. Vera Haskell
American H istory,
Oletta Lunde Russell Washburn
School Nurse Coordinator
Mrs. Gladys Mooney
Nfrg, Bgrniqg Irledlund Thomas Mortenson A Ethel Huseby
Typing Bookkeeping, Typing,
Norman Calloway .l0l1Q HGYIIQGS Janet Reps
Football Cough, Boys Physical f Girls Physical
Basketball "B" Squad EflUCl1fi011
Hillman Engquist Elllwl' HRIIVOTSOH
Industrial Arts Vocational Agriculture
I. Archer Eggan
Girls' Glce Club
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Bark row, left lo right: Joyce Benson, Social Science and Spellingg Mae Pearson, Englishg Clifford Barsnm-ss. Ct-nr-ral
Science and Drivingg joe Formiclc, Artg VV. j. Wiclclund, General Science and Swellingg Nels Brudvig, Industrial Artsg
D. F. johnson, Mathematics and General Scienceg Allie V. Mitchell, junior High Scliool Principalg Hazel Ellenson, Mathc-
maticsg Pernell Orpen, Geography and Scienceg Thelma Midthun, Englishg Gretchen Schlicht, Mathematics and llistoryg
Mardonna Bartholet, Historyg Elizabeth Hartig, Englishg Evangeline Quam, English and Spcechg Kathryn Ce-ving, Social
Science: Agnes Engquist, Mathematics.
SCHOOL PERSONNEL HQT LUNCH PROGRAM-Mrs.
CUSTODIANS-Left io right: Alfred Svennehy, Charles Burmeister, Herbert Lfla Gilfbffg and MTS- Nvllil' M00-
Steinhach, Alvin Cess. Not pictured: Martin Saure. l71U5-
Back row, left to right: Marcus Stortroen, Burnham Elton, Lon Curtis. Front
row: Mary Louise Quernemoen, Ilomae Hanson, Becky Pederson, La Mae Deutsch-
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This year, for the first time, a junior Red Cross Coun-
cil was introduced in the senior high. It was established
to further the ideals of the Red Cross, and to aid the
younger generation to think, plan, and work together
both at home and abroad. An unprecedented high was
achieved in enrollment of students, gift boxes were
shigped, and the VVater Safety program enlarged. In
ad ition to these projects, the council laid the foundation
for international art and correspondence exchanges. To
make the fact that "all are brothers" a living reality in
the minds and hearts of children throughout the world
is the goal of the American Red Cross.
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jean Shaffer, Mary Gorton, Phyllis Kvern, Beverly Fletcher.
The Student Council represents the voice of the student body in our school. Throughout the year they work for
student-faculty understanding, and promotion of enterprises designed to better school life. For example, the Hall
Patrol, Homecoming Day, and ticket sales are among their activities for the past year.
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Creat heights have been attained this year by the Concert
Band. They have presented several concerts which included
such numbers as "United Nations Rhapsody," "One Beauti-
ful Day Overture," "Boogie Woogie Band," and many of
Sousa's marches. The building of the new movable rostrum,
which was designed by Mr. Frank Hedlund, the very cap-
able director, was an added feature to the band room.
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In addition to performing at football games the Marching Band also took part in the large "Know Your Own Strength
NVeelc' parade and the Homecoming parade.
Here's congratulations to one of the finest marching hands the school has ever had.
This "poppy" group of hand members has really helged to keep up the school spirit. They have played at all the home
games and, as a climax to the season, traveled to Moor ead for the toumaments.
Elaine La Valley
Those mellow strains issuing forth from the band room
every Tuesday and Thursday mornings were produced hy
none other than the orchestra. They have worked hard all
year in preparation for their Christmas and Spring Con-
certs. "Marche Slave," "Jazz Pizzicatof' "Smoke Cots in Your
Eyes," and "Cossack Revelsi' are in their repertoire of music.
Mary Louise Quernemot n
The 114-voice choir, under the superb direction of Mr. Conrad
Blegstad, introduced something new in the line of concert work this
year. The program was a series of songs arranged by way of modula-
tions so that they could all be sung without any breaks between them.
Some of the favorites sung were: "Begin the Beguinef' "Tales from
the Vienna Woods," "It Might as Well Be Spring," and "l'm in Love
With You, Honey."
During M.E.A. a few of the members took part in the all-state choir
in St. Paul.
FIRST SOPRANO Joanne Syverson Bernice .Nyclclemoe
. . . Priscilla Van Meter Joyce Rmdall
Patricia Frisch Judy Saarela
Dorothy Hanson FIRST ALTO Elaine Way
Mary Louise Quernemoen
Mary Jo Baker
Meredith St. Clair
Jean Ann Dudgeon
L0uAnn Erlan son
V emer Bachman
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The Girls' Glee Club was just started this year and has proved
to be a success. This organization of eighty voices has presented
such well-known songs as: "Tea for Two," "Vienna Life," "Slum-
ber Boatf' and "In a Persian Market." The highlight of the
season was taking part with the choir, band, and orchestra in
the annual music festival.
Marlys Ha gstrom
Kathr n Drake
Elaine Rin quist
Joy Ann Thorstenson
Jane VV efald
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These girls can really singl And why not? To-
gether with their natural talent for harmony and
their practices several times a week, they turn out
such popular songs as: "I Don't Know VVhy,', "Par
' gan Love Song," and "I'll See You in My Dreams,"
which thrill the audiences no end. Left to right
these songbirds are: Joyce Newton, Dorothy
W Amoth, Meredith St. Clair, and Phyllis Kvern.
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organizations during the past year. Favorites of most audiences are "The Riddle Song," "Summertime," "Three Cray
Stones," and a uumher of sacred anthems including "Hallelujah, Amen," and "Send Forth Thy Spirit." Left to right they
are: -Iuueal Lawrenson, Betty Kilde, Joanne Elton, Mary Louise Quernemoen, Mary Edlund, Mary Jo Baker, Becky Peder-
son. and Carol Bailey.
Jeanette VVeaver, student director, Joanne K '
Elton, Meredith St. Clair, and Bernice , if
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Director, Miss Stegner
Something new has been added! It's great, it's sensational, it's those madrigal singers.
In addition to performing for many local groups and school functions, they gave a concert
at the Veterans' Hospitalin St. Cloud in February. They have sun various selections including:
"I Wonder as I Wander," "Sit Down, Servant," and "Country Style." In the latter they demon-
strated with a real square dance. Left to right: Pat Frisch, Pat Rian, Irene Schulz, Orlin Fick,
Joanne Syverson, Jeanette Weaver, Duane Goese, Elaine LaValley, Don Adelsman, and Bernice-
NVhat would we do if we didn't have our traditional
Boys' Quartet? They just seem to brighten up the whole
school with their "barber shop" numbers and other four-
part harmony. Some of their favorites are: "The Sleigh
Song," "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho," "Rumplestilt-
skin," and selections from the "Rigoletto Quartettef'
Left to right: Dave Aldrich, Jerome Miller, Dave Vigen.
and Neil Lee.
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Editors: Helen Lundeen, Norman Nissen, and
Despite the many notices and announcements on the bulletin
board about overdue deadlines, the Annual Staff proved com-
petent and met its deadline, and the book went to press early
in March. Editing the yearbook were Helen, Marlene, and Nor-
man, who pushed and prodded, but finally got the work in on
Although Lon, Janie, Vynnette, Sherman, Joanne, and Juneal
were appointed as class and feature editors, they wrote copy
for everything. However, they are to be commended for the
excellent class history, prophecy, and senior sayings.
What a time we had withcfanis, Jeanette, Marcus, and Dave
in order to get all the ads sol , but it was their persistent efforts
which finally brought results.
Our wonderful division pages were made possible through
the artistic ideas of Mary Jo and Mary Wylie, who did the
actual picture taking and developing. Larry Norby, our sopho-
more photographer, came to our rescue late in February and
took all of the remaining award and club pictures. And of
course under photography we can't forget Mr. Lawrenson, who
left after the first semester, but who very ably took all club
pictures. Mr. Clarence Lee took our athletic pictures.
Of course we can't forget Mary Jean, Darlene, and Evie who
typed like mad each night.
Little Duane and Dorothy had enough to keep them busy
with their separate sports section. Poor Dorothy had a spell one
week when she was trying to write copy under C.A.A.-Oh,
what a task it was until M.J. helped her out.
The valuable assistance received from our advisor, Miss
Helen Steppe, will never be forgotten. Without her, our Annual
would never have been finished.
We hope we have given you a complete picture of the life
of the '48-'49 students in Fergus High.
Art Editors: Mary Jo Baker and Mary VVylie
Feature Editors: Jane Wefald, Lon Curtis, and
Feat ure Editors
Class Editors . .
Business Staff . .
. Helen Lundeen
. . . . . . Norman Nissen
. . . Joanne Elton
. ,.., Jeanette Weaver
Business Editors: Marcus Stortrocn, David Vogel, Jean
ette Weaver, and Janis Lindor.
Sports Editors . . , . . Dorothy Videen
Art Editor .... . . , Mary Jo Baker
Division Pages .,.,..,.,. . , . Mary Wylie
Sophomore Plxotograpller ..,. Larry Norby
Typists .... ...... ...,... E v ie Cichy
Mary Jean Shaffer
Adviser .,,. , . . Miss Helen Steppe
Sports Editors: Duane Goese and Dorothy Videen.
Class Editors: Juneal Lawrenson, Sherman Kaehel, and Typis-ts: Evie Cichy, Mary Jean Shaffer, and Darlene
Joanne Elton. Hanson.
Managing and News Editors: Seated-David Lundeen.
Irene Schulz. and Vince Araskogg standing-Mary Lee
Ilelseth and Marcus Stortroen.
This year the Otter staff has been working hard-
er than ever before to keep up the All-American
rating established second semester last year. Vince
Araskog was the editor first semester and second
semester the editorshi was shared by David Lun-
deen and Irene Schulz. Every other Saturdav you
could find them with Miss LaRocque, the adviser.
slaying away all day to get the paper set u . Before
the basketball tournament this spring the Otter
Staff sponsored the sale of buttons with Otto the
Otter's picture on them. Every loyal follower of the
team wore one.
Again this year the Otter sent three members'of
the Staff, Vince Araskog, Dave Lundeen, and Phyl-
lis Halverson, to the NSPA Conference which was
held in French Lick, Indiana.
Seniors and several juniors were selected to be-
come members of Quill and Scroll, a national or-
ganization, on the basis of their writings.
To the future iournalists of Washington High
we say "good luck."
THE '48-'49 OTTEH STAFF
Feature Editors and Copy Editors: Bea Holbeck,
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Business and Circulation Departments: Beverly
PllYlliS HHIVCTSOIL Cflffif' ADD RiC'fS0I1, DOFOUIY Schempp, Donald Seims. LaMae Deutschman,
Allmfll, Mary .leim Shaffer, Delores Nelson- Helen Cyril Stadsvold, Mary Edlund, and Duane Coese.
Lundeen, Donna Lightfoot, and Vynnette Hanson.
Typists and Reporters: Seated-Elaine LaValley and Meredith St. Claireg .standing-Delores Bye, 'Nancy Schulz, Dorothy
Videen, Joanne Elton, James Ilankes, Joanne Syverson, Jeannine Swanton, Eugene Wething, Beverly Stanley, Connie
Wefald, Milton Papke, Bernice Nycklemoe, Ted Butler, LaMae Deutschman, JoAnn Brevig, Yvonne Loomer, Barbara
NVQ-llhrock, and LaVonne Nord.
SPORTS AND ART EDITORS
Mary Louise Querneinoen, Wayne Larson,
Loren Norhy, Orlin Fick, Dayle W'e-llbroclc,
Peter NVilke, Eugene Messenger, Noel Olson,
Mary Jo Baker, Phyllis Halverson.
Co-Ifllitorx-lrene Schulz, David Lundeen
Hu.virie.vx Munuf.5er-Mary Lee llelseth -
News lirliiorx-Mary Lee Helseth, Marcus Stortroen, llel-
Copy Iiditor-Mary Jean Shaffer
Copyrenders-Vynnette llanson, Donna Lightfoot, Carrie
Ann Rierson, Deloris Nelson
Feature Editors-Helen Luncleen, Bea llolheck, Dorothy
Amoth, Irene Schulz
Sports Editors-Orlin Fick, Gene Messenger, Noel Olson,
Typists-LeVonne Nord, Delores Bye, Meredith St. Clair
Jeannine Swanton, Joanne Syverson, Boh Barnack
Alllgcrlixilig Managers-LaMae Deutschnian, Cyril Starls-
volcl, Beverly Scheinpp, Donalcl Seiins
Circulation and Exclumge-Mary Eclluncl, Dunne Coesm
Stuff Arfisls-Mary Jo Baker, Phyllis Kvern, Mary Louis:
Photogmpliers-VVayne Larson, Larry Norhy, Dayle Well-
Reporters-Yvonne Loomer, Tecl Butler, Phyllis llalver-
son, Nancy Schulz, Connie Wefalcl, Gene Wething
Elaine LaValley, Bernice Nyckleinoe, Doris Deutsch-
nlan, Joanne Elton, Milt Paplce, Barb Wellhroek
Bev Stanley, Jim llenlces, Dorothy Vicleen
First Svrnester Editor-Vince Araslxog
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Back row, left to right: Lowell Nissen, Sherman Kachel, Marcus Stortroen, Lon Curtis, Norm Nissen, Vincent Araslco
Orlin Fick, Dave Aldrich, Duane Coese, Dale Huse, Bix Baker. Second row: Mary Edlund, Pat Frisch, Mary Lee He?
seth, Bea Holbeclc, Iet Weaver, Mary jean Shaffer, LaMae Deutschman, Irene Schulz, juneal Lawrenson. First row: Joann
Elton, Mary jo Baker, Helen Lundeen, Vynnette Hanson.
Membership in the National Honor Society, an or-
ganization that elects members on the basis of leadership,
scholarship, character, and service in the classroom and
in extra-curricular activities, is one of the most coveted
Positions in hiih school. Besides its primary pur ose of
mnorinsz the a ove qualities, it has, with Mr. Ohljes, ad-
IUNIORS-Back row: Cordon
Olson, Beverly Fletcher, David
Lundeen. Front row: Doris
viser, participated in many activities. These included a
float in the Homecoming parade, a centennial program
for convocation, a formal initiation for new members, and
a banquet. Its officers were Vince Araskog and Norman
Nissen, co-presidents, and Vynnette Hanson, secretary-
Deutschman, Helen Bromberg.
The purpose of this organization is to create ride in
the vocation of agriculture, stimulate fann students to
enroll in vocationa agriculture, and promote recreation,
farm leadership, educational entertainment, and thrift.
The Fergus Falls cha ter of F.F.A. is affiliated with
the nationa , state, and district organizations. This year's
membership. is forty-seven. The oflicers are: President,
,Walter Sc midt, Vice-President, William VVilliamsong
Secretary, Dave Brown, Treasurer, Clarence Miller, Re-
porter, Rudolph Gerhardsong Adviser, E. 1. Halverson.
Among the activities carried on during the ear was a
trip to the Marketing School at South St. Pauilwith nine
members participating. Our chapter also participated E1
the district livestock judging contest at Morris last spring.
Our dairyrteam, composed of Wally Stock, Don Pederson,
and Alan Anderson, placed second and took Ear! in the
state contest at Minneapolis, and the local c apter was
well represented at district meetings.
The district public s king contest held each spring
offers an opportunity tg? any member to partici te in
that activity. Last year Allen Hanson placed secondla Each
spring local students participate in the Flax essay contest.
The above activities have helped to unite our group in
its attempt to fulfill the purpose of our organization.
Countryman Drug Company Bell Telephone Company Fergus Falls National Bank
Mary Ann Schmidt Sybil Rossmiller, Evelyn Cichy Elaine Ringq1liSl. ,loyce Frantz
The students in our high school really tested
their "own strength" last September 21 by working
gn.. in various stores and oflices downtown in Fergus.
L- X., 1 f,.,, Pictured here are a few who obviously enjoyed
X X ' their experiences and are very grateful to the mer-
chants who made them possible.
Otter Tail Power Company
Duane Coese, Tim Gorton, David Aldrich
St. Clair i7 Gunderson Fergus Falls Cooperative Creamery
Stanley Baglo, Dale Huse Robert jackson, Marvin Hanson, Dwayne johnson
Back row: Richard Skugrud, Marcus Stortroen, Norman
Nissen, Kenneth Tjaden, Sherman Kachel, Lon Curtis.
Front row: Gayle Beecher, Orlin Fick, Helen Lundeen,
Mary Lee Helseth, Ioanne Elton, Jeannette Weaver, Rob-
ert Ripley, David Vogel. Seated: Vynnette Hanson, Doro-
thy Videen, Mary Edlund, Mary jo Baker, luneal Law-
renson, Beatrice Holbeck, Irene Schulz.
Adviser, Mrs. Lucy Lee
Thespian Troupe 443 got an early start this year when
they presented an unusual three-act play, The Night of
january 16th. In February, a one-act play contest was
held, and the lay, "The Clod," was entered. Besides
their work on pljays, the Thespians enjoyed seeing a pro-
fessional play in the Twin Cities. The end of a successful
year was celebrated with a banquet at The River Inn.
This year, under the able supervision of Miss Margaret Schultz and Mr. Thomas
Mortenson, the Drama Club was bigger and better than ever before. A skit based
on the cyclone was written and produced for the centennial convocation by the
junior members of the club. Several other one-act plays were presented for con-
vocations throughout the year. The more outstanding members were eligible for
"I REMEMBER MAMA"
Director, Mrs. Lucy Lee
Mama . , , ............... , . . .
Katrin . . ,
Mr. Hyde ..
Uncle Chris ....
Mr. Thorlcelson . . .
. Helen Speidal
. Helen Lundeen
. Dorothy Videen
. . . . Irene Schulz
. Kenneth Tjaden
,....... Jane Wefald
Mary Lee Helseth
. ,... Dale Huse
. . David Aldrich
Dr. johnson ....,........ . Sherman Kachel
Anne ...,...,....,........, . . . June-al Lawrenson
Florence Danna Moorehead ..., ...... I oanne Elton
Soda Clerk . , ,..,......... . ,. Ernie Sorben
Dorothy and Madeline ......
and Mary jean Shaffer
Nurses ........ Lois Tomhave and Penna Jean Johnson
izzie , . . .
Aggie . .
Ellen Leighton ,
Charita , . . . . .
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Director, Ilclvn Slcppe
'Fish . . ,.,,,, .... E laine LaVallev
. , . Bernice Nyclclemoe
Shcrifl' Lem Pike . . . .
Denhy Crimes ,
. . , Marg Marty
, . Nancy Schulz
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Advisers, Miss Kiorlie and Mr. Ohles
These students have taken part in
Panel Discussion and Extemporaneous
Speaking during the ear. They are:
Standing, left to rigzt: Helen Lun-
deen, David Brown, and Nancy
Schulz. Seated: Joanne Elton, Mary
Lee Helseth, Vynnette Hanson, Bea
Holbeclc, and Diane Bye.
Adviser, Miss Kiorlie
"Resolved: That the U.N. now he
reviscd into a Federal NVorld Covcrn-
ment" was the debate topic this year.
The team composed of Vince Ara-
skog, Norman Baker, Pat Frisch, Sher-
man Kachel, and Lon Curtis was
coached by Miss Dorothy Kjorlie, who
was assisted by Norm Nissen, student
coach. This team not only partici ated
in practice debates, but also plllaced
third in the Tri-State Debate Tourna-
ment, won the trophies for both the
district and regional contests, and
ended the season in third place in the
state-an outstanding record.
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Norman Nhssen, Queen Mary jo Baker, King Keith johnson, jerry Heyen, Mary Lee Helseth, Naomi Melby, Marilyn Kvern,
Goldie Peterson, Shirley Haines, and Shirley Halvorson.
' To the theme of "Charge the Highlinersf'
hegan the day of festivities. First on the
' calendar of events was the Homecoming
' convocation. After a series of pep talks and
the resentation of the pla ue to the eighth
grade, Mary jo Baker antd Keith johnson
were crowned c ueen and king. The Home-
coming parade, hueing graced with sunshine,
was colorful as well as successful. The "best
float" prize was given to the Freshman Class.
In the evening the student hody journeyed
to the football field to see the Otters defeat
Valley City, 32- 13. At the field Queen Mary
Io was presented with the customary flowers.
The last Homecomin for the seniors was
brought to a splendic? finale hy a party at
the Elks Hall.
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To the Class of '49
"The Home of Nationally Famous Lines"
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Jewelry and Music
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Nelson Drug Company
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Oyloe Photo Studio
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COSMETICS FERGUS FALLS, MINNESOTA
Knese Music Company HAUBERG
"Everything in Music"
412 West Lincoln Fergus Falls .
. Congratulations and
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FREES For the Class of '49
CLEANERS Ebersviller Implement Co
With Our Best Wishes
For Your Future
GILLESPIE SHOE CO.
Across from Orpheum Theatre
Congratulations and Best Wishes
"Always a Good Steak"
Elliot Transportation Co.
"Charter Coaches for School"
Let's Go Together
Orville J. Ross Ray Lundeen
Best Wishes to the Graduates
HINTGEN-KARST ELECTRIC CO.
Fergus Falls - Wahpeton
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
For Service and Quality
Congratulations to the Class of '49
UGEBLAD PUBLISHING CO.
Printers and Publishers
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
FERGUS LUMBER and FUEL CO.
Lumber - Builder's Hardware
Paint and Coal
EAT MORE CAFE
'IIS East Lincoln
Alvina and Jerry Melby, Props.
ARNESON and LARSON
. Good Clothes
Wishing Success to the Graduates
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Member of the Federal Deposit
With Every Good Wish
To the. Graduate
The Rexall Store
109 No. Union
no N. Mm
Studebaker Sales and Services
Guaranteed Used Cars
J. C. PENNY COMPANY
Dry Goods - Clothing - Shoes
The Store for All the Family
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AND CARPET STORE
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Phone 4114 or 586
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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and TRUST COMPANY
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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OLSON AUTO ELECTRIC CO.
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Fergus Fells, Minnesota
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Sc, 'l0c, and 'I5e Stores
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II2 North Mill DENTIST
A. A. VOLLBRECHT
'I06 No. Court Street
WM. GALENA and SON
Plumbing and Heating
'I14 Union Avenue South
Congratulations and Best Wishes
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LAU N DRY and CLEAN ERS
E. J. Windmiller
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H. A. Kantrud, Owner
DR. M. R. WRIGHT, D.D.S.
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For o Neat Haircut
Try .IOHNSON'S BARBER SHOP
103 W. Lincoln Avenue
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Tires- Home and Auto Supplies
THE BIBLE BOOK and GIFT STORE
Lincoln Avenue West
FOSS-WELAN DER, Jewelers
4 East Lincoln Ave. Fergus Fa
FOSMOE SHOE FIX
THE STYLE SHOP
"Where Style Predominates"
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PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Fergus , Falls, Minnesota
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