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We, the lwakta Staff, have composed this book to record only the hours
of joy of our happy school year. For us and the alumni may the book reflect
ioyous days at Morris High School, to our friends may it reveal the spirit of
the school we have learned to love.
In publishing our year book we have triecl to change the book to make
it dilterent from those of other years. Motif has affected our changes, but
most of all we have tried to achieve higher quality rather than novelty.
THE SENIOR CLASS
OF MORRIS HIGH SCHOOL
DOLORES EDE R E R Editor-in-chief
BETTY BRIDOFORD AssisTcnTEdi'ror
D f5'lINj1"'2' ' i939-40
S. C. SINIONSON
lt is seldom Thur We sluclonrs have on opporrunily lo show our opp'e:'3fr3'1 lor, or
crxpress our gratitude to C1 loculty member in onylhing more Thom 0 smoll Wag 'he cleclicu
lion of our yeorboolfx To ci person who is ci lovorife omong us is one ol ri' few ihing
we con do. Through The clediccnion ol This onnuol we hope, in o small woy fi convey ou'
odmirofion for Mr. Simonson, ond opprecioiion for his hop ord guidance in the 'eaching of
mofhemotics Gnd in making The school spirit of fhis school The fine ihing if is
IHE SCHUUL HT UJURH
W. Fi, POGUE S. C. SIMONSON
This yecir ushered in rm new od-
ntinistrcmtion. Mr, VV. R Pogue, super-
intendent, hffwds this ctdniinistrcttion.
Front Monmouth College he received
his BA. ond front the University oi
lowct, his MA. Lost yecii' he vvcts su-
perintendent ol the Pciynosville Public
Mr. S. C. Sintonson directs higli
school dctivities cis principol, ci position
which he hos held for nine yecirs. Be-
sides being ctdvisor of the Student
Council, on orgonizotion of three
yectrs' standing, he is the tnothentcxtics
instructor ond tectcher ot conwrnercicml
'lhc Borird ol Educcttion wcis once cigciin under the guidonce of Mr. R, L, Christicin, president, Dr.
O i Johnson served cis clerk ctnd Mr, Horold Eidsvold, trectsurer, Other mentbers ot the boctrd in-
clufle Mr, R. O, Ptridglorcl, Mr. J. J. Brier, ond Mr. I-t. l-l. DeVVoll.
POGUE BAER DCWALL
EIDSVOLD CHRISTIAN JOHNSON BRIDGFORD
Finishing her fourth year at Morris High is Miss Winona Carlson under whose ethcient guidance
this lvvakto has been edited. She teaches sophomore English, American history, and social science. The
senior class play is also under her direction. Two newcomers this year are Miss Trudis Rader and Miss
Kathryn VVolfe. Teaching iunior and senior English and French is Miss Rader who, acting in the capacity
of junior advisor, coached the class play, "The Importance of Being Young", and directed prom activ-
ities. Miss Wolle, who heads the commercial department, is advisor of the "Tinto Wasota", and directs
sophomore class activities. The teacher of Chemistry and physics is Mr. M A. Leraas, who is also a iunior
advisor. His greatest achievement should be considered his senior band ot titty-tlve members. The di-
rector ot all vocal work is Miss Helen Vlestby who had most ot her training at St. Olat. She coached
the Christmas pageant and the high school operetta. Not to be forgotten is the school and public librar-
ian who plays an important part in the lite ot every student, Miss Margaret Ludenia. Miss Joan Peck
has the responsibility of teaching the girls home economics. She supervised the making of costumes tor
the Christmas pageant. This year she was a sophomore advisor. With sports predominating at Morris
High, Mr. Kermit Anderson headed the athletic department. ln addition to athletics, he teaches biology
and modern history, Another coach in our school system is Mr. H. H. Bachaus, director of boys' ath-
letics at Longlellow Junior High and teacher of industrial arts and German in the junior and senior high
'Pup liow: K. S. .Xnili-rson, ll. ll. Ilan-lmus, XVinon:i Paulson, Sl. A. lA'l'!l!l,S. Nl:iry::n'vt I.udvni:1.
ltollmn llow: AlJll'l0ll All'f'Ill'llU', .luuli l'm'li, 'Fruilis K:ula't', Hvli-n XXX-silty. :incl lintliryn XYull'i-.
At the last meeting of the fates it was unanimously decided that all of the Seniors will graduate
from Morris High in the spring. After this great decision it was thought to be only fitting and proper to
bequeath to our under classmates, the iuniors, those things that so closely characterized us while we were
in Morris High. So with best wishes and a fervent hope thot they will get as much pleasure from them
as we did, we give the following things to our beneficiaries:
LESTER ANDERSON wills his ability for shooting
rleld goals lo Dick XVagner.
RCSEMARY ANDRUSICK wills her short-story writ-
ing ability lo all those who tell their stories rathcr
DWAIN BENSON sadly paris with his love of reading
niystcry books to anyone who can spare the time
to read them.
DICK BEHMLER donates a little ol' that "V man-
ncss" to up and coming Norris Kolden.
BETTY BRIDGFORD wills her ability to make "peace
p:icts" to Barbara Shippey.
BETTY CAULDWELL gives up her constant punctu-
nlity, in being late, to Dora Frederickson.
DOLORES DAVIDSON wills hcr joy of living, which
might be dancing, to Florence Strobel.
PAUL DRIPPS leaves his mechanical mind to anyone
able to untangle it.
DOLORES EDERER wills her dancing ability to Haz-
LILLIAN EKLUND might decree a little of that
height to sister Lauretta, to even things up a bit.
HARRIETTE ETTESVOLD bequeaths her book
i'How To Ile A Perfect Danccr" to Albert Trap-
MARY GALVIN wills her good taste in choosing
clothes to Dorothy 'Welfare
IRENE GRABER clocks up all the school time she
has spent reading "Life" to Donald Smith.
ARDELL GILBERTSON will be glad to help Colleen
VVhipple with gentle arts of housekeeping for fu-
ARLAND GILBERTSON wills his ability to keep a
steady flame to Bugs Eames, not that he espe-
cially needs it.
JANICE HAFDAHL bequeaths those adorable dimples
and sparkling personality to Daryl Bolstad.
LEONARD HAGEN gives up his love of playing hock-
ey to Harris Hoyer.
SHERIDAN HALBE will willingly teach Cecil Her-
ring how to play football and keep his teeth at the
BETTY HANSON hopes that Lois Brown will kind-
heartedly take care of her out of town influences.
ALLAN HEINE cheerfully gives a little of his avoir-
dupois to kid brother, Merle.
DORRIS HOLLENBECK decrees her pet "hand ex-
pressions" to anyone who cares to express him-
self better that way.
CARLOS HOUSTON parts with his Tiger playing
ability to all of the junior boys.
GEORGE JUDD wishes that Don Slamen may be able
to flnd a girl to share those long walks to school.
GRACE KRAUSE proclaims a few of those "brain-
storms" to anyone who needs calming.
CLAIRE LaFAVE hopes that brother Ea! will take
good care of the Buick so there'll he something
left for her vacations.
FRANCIS LAMPERT promises his Guard Uniform to
any Junior that advances a. rank or so.
ART LeSAGE wills his ability as a gagster to Donald
CLARABELLE MANSKA wills her love of collecting
Gene Autry pictures to anyone interested.
HELEN MANGAN bequeaths her successfully owned
and operated "Chatterbox" to Doris Christlanson.
VERGNE MARQUARDT wills his good looks to any
of the Junior boys who think they might need it.
HARVEY McROBERTS gives his skill in operating a
delivery truck to Colleen Smith.
LaRAYNE MEEKINS lends her correspondence list
with the males to VVinnifred Nelson. in the hope
that it will be well cared for.
VERNA NYSTUEN wills her art ability to Joyce
PUNK MOFFATT decrees his artistry among the
Fords to Marvin Hanson.
RET NELSON parts with his wise cracks to Gordon
Zuelsdorf, in the hope that they will be well taken
BERNICE NERHAGEN wills her capacity for being
a hard worker to Rose Edwards.
JERRY PROBST bequeaths his piccolo to anyone cap-
able of playing it.
ADELIA PROUDFOOT wills her thorough attendance
of dances and roller skating to Carol Zahl.
BOB REICKMAN gives his amateur radio set to Kent
Spaulding and Dick Torgerson with the under-
standing that there will be propaganda.
DICK SMITH hopes that Charlie Retzlaff will have
better luck with the girls than he had.
HERBERT SUNQUIST wills his "Sunquist" trade-
mark to the oranges in California.
ALFRED SWANSON wills his arguing ability to Ver--
ELOISE VIG wills her nimble stature to peppy Mae
BOB WALKER parts with his dreams of a girl to
Erwin Retzlaff, unless he has sufficient ones of
EVELYN WINTER decrees to her sister Hilda the
art of going steady.
GLADYS ZAHL gives her bright cheery outlook on
life to anyone who needs cheering up.
Sflllllli CLHSS HISTURU
Fifty-two strong, the nrst class to be graduc.ted from Morris Junior High entered the senior high.
Apparently born leaders, they introduced our present student government and made it a success. To
the first student council meeting they sent Betty Briclgtord, Dolores Ederer, Dick Smith, and Jerry Probst.
Their greatest achievement during this year was the sponsoring ot a carnival. Six of their number had
important parts in the operetta, "Hollywood Bound". Their otticers were Janice Hafdahl, president,
Wayne Nelson, vice president, Dolores Ederer, secretary, and Gerald Probst, treasurer.
At last, as upper classmen, the iunior class presented the play, "The Golf Champ". Dolores Ed-
erer and Punk Moffatt captured the leads. With spring came plans for the annual prom. Under a
canopy of gaily colored garlands, iuniors and seniors danced to the music of Jack Howard. The ban-
quet was served in the Catholic Church basement. That year Jerry Probst was elected president, Dick
Smith, vice president, Dolores Ederer, secretary, and Betty Bridgford, treasurer. To the Student Council
went: Dolores Ederer, Betty Bridgford, Claire LaFave, Jerry Probst and Dick Smith.
Now "high and mighty" seniors, Jerry Probst was reelected president, Dick Smith was chosen vice
president, Betty Bridgford, secretary, and Dolores Ederer, treasurer. Bernice Nerhagen, Janice Hafdahl,
Claire LaFave, Dick Smith, Dick Behmler, Vergne Marquardt, Robert Walker, were Student Council re-
In-s wus "kin4I:t" quit-I tIlll'Illp.Z
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with 'l'unkiv, lt'snsn:lllyd:1n-
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mt gmul ntatrlis plus rollvr skul-
ini.: several titnt-s wrt-lily.
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nmkt-s lun fmt nmst t'Yl'l'Y0n0-
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lint ln- still xrts zirlntnll.
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his lust two yt-:Irs in hit-Zh
sc-hunt, :intl ht- "wrnt to it."
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ty agrt-r nirt-ly toi.:rtlwt'. llc
can twirl zi fum-A' pair of
skull-s, :intl lik:-is lmrss--r:tcin1.:.
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grunts-st of vast-, and sh0's also
especially tuluntvd in nrt. and
poetry. Shi- was yonngt-st of
the sl-niors and highest of the
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hh-HS' Shl- sf-1-:ns lu knuw how
to UIIIJIIII lhusf- marks. :mil IS .1
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:md Irulx vm-1-III-nl in mnny
spnrls. His winnim.: smile- hm:
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hic'kh:ulnv. '4-:uusv hs- rc-:ully vx-
mw-fls in must vw-ry sport.
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hulls rtxlliixg' in must 1-x'--rx'
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Ilmtlmll. Kuuxvu tm' his Vin-
nie-rt-ll:x Snug, ht- lil-1-lbs us em
thi- liuw-h xx':iutim.:' tu lilltNY this
Spf-:tk what you think, or some--
thim.:'. :intl so .xl sp:-zxks. .Kny-
lum, hm-'s :i lxnnilscxixxu- lxrutv- :intl
stxmn-timt-s shirts us f.'IIlt'SSlllL-T.
xVht-n hu- liiuprlxs. hi- muku-s th--
world l:iuf.th xx'ith him tm' is it
"l-Ix'x"' hom-stlx' is om- prirl xx'h4x
limrxvs he-1' lxousm-li--t-pimsq. I's4
tially husx' with smut-tliili1.:. sh.-
is :ilxx':ix's i't-mix' to "lt-nd :i
li:iufl" tu hm-lp sumt-:mv t-Iso-.
Oni- 1.:'u'l who is :ilxx':ix's ri-mix'
xx'ith zi smilx- is tllmixs. Shu- has
htxpi-s ul' tt-:u'lxim.:' svhoul in thx-
An armistice, peace, the return of soldiers ond nurses-the great lO year war is over!! Reunions,
celebrations, great festivities of all sorts, al! because the United States turned out to be the great peace-
maker. In living up with the times, the great i940 Senior Class gathered its forces together at the ex-
clusive Cruze Inn of Morris, Minnesota.
Toastmaster for the great affair is none other
than Mr. Kermit Anderson. After that great '30 foot-
ball team, Coach was made successor to Bernie Bier-
man at the "U" of Minnesota.
Miss Carlson, our other class advisor, is now .Xm-
erica's foremost women leader in politics. Rumor has
lt that she will be our first woman candidate for
P. D. the water boy Cmcmbcr, Paul lJripps?J went
right along with coach and is now the Gopher man-
ager. He still does justice to a convict hair-cut.
Ret Nelson, being scared ol' machine guns and all
that war noise, stayed right home and went to the
"U, of M." for Andy. In 10 years he has a record of
250 touchdowns. His greatest enjoyment is a noiseless
plane which he turns toward Donnelly every night.
Mr. Simonson doesn't know where to seek refuge
from autograph hunters. He was awarded the Nobel
Prize of Science for the System and geometric plan
he has made for reconstructing war-torn Europe.
Grace Krause was the one who worked out that
stupendous land-water-air-plan, wiping out all oppos-
ing forces in the war. She has just completed a trip
to 25 American schools and plans to build an addi-
tional room at her "Home in the Orchards" for all
the metals and honorarlties she has acquired.
Punk Moffatt icturns to us from Hollywood, where
he has just finished the picture, "String of the Navy"
while on leave. He was commander of a squadron in
a successful victory on the Goimans.
Clarabelle Manska. and Rose-
mary Andrusick were called to fill positions left by
Morris H1gh's flghting sons, so they took over the
chicken farm of Leonard Hagen, Allan Heine, and
Lester Anderson, located near the Great Northern
water tank, at Morris.
Dick Behmler was caught in the act of dropping
bombs on Moscow. Stalin had him on probation,
teaching all the little Russians the gentle arts of foot-
Lillian Ecklund now has to pay the highest in-
come tax in the U. S. She and her assistant, Evelyn
Winter, developed a new Bullet-proof dress for women
during the war, which sold like nothing. fOnly about
S500 per dressy.
Stepping right into Thomas Dewey's shoes tlucky
they were the right size, Dwain Benson is now
cleaning up on the outlaws on the sidewalks of New
Dolores Davidson returned to South Dakota where
she instructed the Little Indians in the use of gas
Betty Cauldwell's high-school oboe playing really
led to something. For tive years she played a Scot-
tish bag-pipe in the army and was unable to attend
the reunion because she has settlcd down with a
Highlander in Scotland.
Carlos Houston Comandeered the Morris National
Guards in their excellent marching expeditions. As a
reward, he was given several of Europe's best race
horses, and i now staking their claims.
Our former "Prima Donna," Betty Bridgford, has
just finished a very successful run at Carnegie Hall.
In private life, she is the wife on an assistant Aggie
Dick Smith sorta turned the tables on us: while
awaiting the climax of the decisive battle. he enter-
tained all the pretty mademoiselles in France and
brought back his Cinderella.
"No cash, no credit." is the new slogan on Wall
Street. Reason is that Claire Lelfave took over the
J. P. Morgan cnterprises, becoming the world's fore-
most woman banker.
LaRayne Meekins and Janice Hafdahl just weren't
to be separated after high-school days were o'er-
they have successfully operated a night club-skating
rink for 10 years, with season tickets for favorites.
U Bob Reickman also decided there was no place
hke'home and constructed an amateur radio set,
twhich really worked! thru which he received latest
war news from a similar set, located atop the Leah-
ing Tower of Pisa, with Bob Vllalker and Al Swanson
gperagng. Incidentally Al does all announcing from
is si e.
Dud Hollenbeck, Adelia Proudfoot, and Irene Gra-
ber helped to keep many a "buddy" warm: that ls, by
kn1tt.ng "Beck, Grab, Foot" stockings for the soldiers.
. Sheridan Halbe was entrusted with such an offl-
cial job, he could not enlist. It was "Sherdy for Sher-
iff" and he won. Feels pretty proud of himself. hav-
ing all the cells at the county jail filled to capacity.
D Arly Gilbertson reaped a fortune through a muni-
tion factory, and now owns a chateau on the Riviera.
Most outstanding of the house is the Flame Room,
which is in perfect blend with Tookie's hair.
A captive was Jerry Probst, caught while trying
a new chemical wipe-out on Adolph I-Iitlcr's mustache.
'Course his lJl'llll8.Ilt lawyer girl friend did some quick
thinking and his sentence was shortened to 9 hours
instead of 99 years.
Francis Lampert became employed by the re-
search department down at Yankton and has dedicat-
ed his latest Cross of the rose and sweet-pea to Miss
Trudis Rader. He calls it the Lanipert Bud.
Betty Hanson and Mary Galvin grew an idea from
the increase in the town's size--they opened the "Gal,
Hans?" dating bureau, a truly successful affair.
Robert fI'aylor's successor in the recent develop-
ment, televrsion, was none other than Vergne Mar-
guardt. Critics say his eyelashes photograph much
Our gallant little lady, Dolores Ederer, became
America's "A", number 1 camp cook: She specialized
on hamhergherr, but without ham!
Bernice Nerhagen conducts a newly constructed
old peoples' and veterans home, with a special guar-
antee for a place to live to the entire 1940 class, when
they become aged.
Energetic Art LeSage and George Judd lead an
extremely successful bicycle march to the sea, across
Iceland. Fact is. they drove out two herds of reindeer,
and scared all the natives into the ocean.
Ardcll Gilbertson and Harriette Ettesvold decided
two heads worked better than one so they got to-
gether and invented a contraption truly ownful of its
name-the "Gone With the Wind" hair-dryer.
And to a flnal wind-up, if our classmates do us
justice, we'll be in prominence soon. Herb Sunquist
and Harvey McRoberts are now associate editors of
the social register of New Prairie and the 25-mile
In ending the affair, all of us who are gathered
together salute those peppy 1940'ers and their faculty,
hoping that we may meet soon again!
'l'0lv Him: t'l:iiri- T.:iI4':ixi-. tlvrzilil l'i'nl1sl, Iiolmii-: l'Iili-ri-i', liuln-Vt Hi-fi'kll1::n. lm Tllljlll' Mi-i-kms,
ltiiltnin Iluw: .i:.nii-i H:iI'iI'ihl. Ili-tty lli'iiig:'l'mil, Ili-li-ii XTIIHLLZIII. I.illi:xn liikluzui. tlivirw-Ki':11isv,
After civeroging the scholostic records of these students for two ond one-holf yecirs ot conscien-
tious work, these ten students were highest out ot their closs of forty-six,
These students could not be considered "book'worms" os they ore known for their willingness to
cooperate in promoting ciny cind cill school octivities. Ecich one is noted tor some certoin octivity in which
he or she excelled. Betty Bridgtord hos olwoys been known for her musicol obility both vocol ond in-
strumentcilg Lillicin Edlund hos ronked high tor her interest in stenogrophy, Dolores Ederer hos held the
honored position ot Editor of the lwciktog the Student Council hos os one of its most prominent members
Jcinice l-lotdohl, Groce Krouse is the poet of the clossg "Tinto Wosoto" editor-ship wos Cloire Lel'czve's moin
octivityg Helen Mdngcin was olso o member of the "Tinto Wosoto" stotig Lolloyne Meekins is well-known
tor her drcimotic declnmcition piecesg president of the closs tor two yeors hos been Gerald Probstp ond
what would the bond be without Robert Reickmon os first chciir Cornet plcyer.
These students deserve n tribute not only for their high grodes but for their port in dll school
I-list how: M-ig .li-nn llnskins. xXIllY1lll't'll Ni-lson, Harrivt l'i-ti-rsmt, t'ollvi'n Smith. llurlrziru Sliippi-y, lmin
l4'i'i-iltiii-kson. Host- lijilwoi-its, Polls-on XVhippli-. Jimi- Olson, Iii-tto l.oii Olson. .loyr llvnoii. .liiiinitu ltvi.:o-nilorl'i-r.
Sui-oml How: Lois l'i-lvrsun, l':irol Znhl. T!:irli:ii':t Lyons, Harris Hoyi-r, Hnzifl Morrison. Ki-nt Stwziiililiiipz, Yvrnn
Iiurstf-ii. Miss lluilvr, Mr, ln-r:i:is, U4-i'iI Hi-rrim.:. l.:iuri-11:1 ldkltind. Holi liislmp, Hilflzi XVinli'r, Plllllllll' XV:-nli-. l,or-
'I'liii-il Row: .logi-it Somme-rs, Me-rlv He-ini-, Hurolil He-tzliitf, linlvi-rt Stn-in. Donald Smith, ltonnlil Slillllvll, Goriloii
Ziivhlsilorf, I-Irwin lin-tzl:ifI'. liivliziril XY:u:m'r, .Xllri-rt 'Fl'llI1llJ'Kttll, lilnrl Ill:-im-s, Norris Koldx-li. l4'loii-m-i- Houston.
The Juniors, although the smallest class in numbers, were very active and interested in all the
Seventeen ot their number took part ln their class play, "The Importance of Being Young".
The most important event on their calendar was the Prom which was given in May. To raise
money for the Prom, the class sponsored weekly caridy sales and sold pop corn at the football games.
Earl Eames was elected for their class presidentg Donald Slamen, vice president, Lorraine Peter-
son, secretary, and Harris Hoyer, treasurer, May Jean Haskins, Dora Frederickson, Dick Wagner, and
Harold Retzlalt were chosen student council representatives. Miss Rader and Mr. Leraas acted as the
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I-'irsl Row: .hiiivliv .Xrm'son. Durniliy XY1-lI':irv, M:1rjm'ie- Frank, Norma Ishvrwnnd. .li-anus' 'l'rmilsnn, Betty Sisson.
.Ivan l!ust:ix'snn, P:-url Hangs, l'iyfl1l'l'1l Crnzv, Lois l'l0DtNlTlll'g, Th-rtliu Mzinskzi, Harriet Snnqnist, HQ-tty Svhu-
S4-vomi Huw: Miss IR-ck, Miss X'VoIfe', iivnm-th Linslzui. lmryl liolstzul. Frank Snort-k, M:u'1:ioR0ss, Judith Simon-
son, Virgil Anil:-rson. Lovcllv Johnson. Itonmi XYinl0r, Lillian Strolwl, Eilg-en Goya-ttv, li:u'h:ira Kl'll4'K1'l', Phyl-
lis Nysti-ini, In-sliv Voss, Clinton Smith, Paul Edwards, Mr. lizwliziiis.
Third Row: Russell Jenson, .luck Gansnmn. Bill l'lmpnmn. Dirk Torgerson, Donald Huge-n, Ed LaFavv, Tommy
NIIIHIIIIII. Rnlwrt Nelson, Bill Rotrunwl, ltill Mzinney, Francis Sirr, Harry Nelson, Bob Wagner, Marlin Ander-
son, Miles flroijuhn, .lurk Harris.
The entrance of this class into Senior High completed the transfer ot the originai junior high to
the senior high school, An active group of "Sophs" they contributed Clythera Cruze to the cheerlead-
ers and to the Student Council sent Lovelle Johnson, Annette Arneson, Bill Rotramel and Sandy Sirr.
A two-ring circus and the series of high school parties were their contributions to the Morris High's
social life. In this class lie the hopes for a fine basketball team.
Their officers were: Clythera Cruze, president, Tommy Mangan, vice president, Betty Lou Sisson,
secretory, and Annette Arneson, treasurer. Miss Wolfe, Miss Peck, and Mr. Bachaus serve as advisors.
By Punk Moffatt 8. Jerry Probst
Let's tight for Morris,
Let's fight for Morris,
For our Alma Mater dear,
Let's tight for Morris,
Let's tight for Morris
Whose sons have ne'er known fear -A
We will tear up our might rivals,
And pile up score on score.
Come boys, let's fight, fight, fight
For Morris High,
For Morris ever more.
HAIL TO MORRIS HIGH
Far above the busy humming
Of the bustling town,
Reared against the arch of heaven,
Looks she proudly clown.
Proud art thou in classic beauty
Of the noble past,
With thy watch words honor, duty
Thy fame shall last.
Lift the chorus, speed it onward
Loud her praises cry
Hail to thee! Our Alma Mater!
Hail to Morris High!
These songs were chosen as the official school songs by the student body as a result of a con
test sponsored by the Iwakta Staft.
IHE SCHUUL HTALHU
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'Vim llow: Nlziry linlvin, He-rin-rt Sumiuisi, Allan H4-inf-, Punk 3lul't':nll. l!wrnir'i- Ni-rliaigi-n,
Si-i-iinil lliiw: Miss l':u'lsou, llurris lloll'-iilii-wk, luillsiyiw Rl'-i-liins, liulii-rl Ili-if-kmrin. In-sta-r .Xiulvi'sini. Y--11.1110
3lJll'1lllill'ilI, Hi-lvn Nl:nm,::ni, ltivi-lyn XVinli-i', Yvi-im Nysliii-n.
First lluw: Iri-nv 4ir:ili4-V, .Xrdvll flillii-rlsuii, .Kiln lY:ilki-r. Itivk lil-lmile-r, lioloiw-5 I':llt'l'l'l', IL-tty l!i'iily.:'t'm'il, Ch-rulil
l'l"vlisI, .l:lliiw- ll:ul'4lullI, l'l1llI'1' I.:lP':lVv.
This lwakta has been published by the largest stat? in its history. This staff has Dolores Ederer
as editor-in-chief whose task it has been to read and check all articles. Next in line is the assistant edi-
tor, Betty Bridgford. The organization editor ofthe lwalcta is LaRayne Meekins. Claire LaFave was
class editor. The music editor and athletic editor were Robert Rieckman and Dillon Moftatt, respect-
fully. There were four photography editors, Gerald Probst, chairman, Allen Heine, Bernice Nerhagen,
and Grace Krause. Under the leadership of Dick Behmler the business managers were Helen Mangan,
Vergne Marquardt, Dwain Benson, Lester Anderson and Herbert Sundquist. The chief typist was Janice
Hafdahl. Her assistants were Ardell Gilbertson, Evelyn Winter, Dorris Hollenbeck, Irene Graber, Verna
Nysteun, and Mary Galvin.
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First RQW5 MVS lVUlf1'. NONi'l1l1lI'3' .lll1ll'llSll'li. l'l:iv':ilwlli- Mzinskri. .I:inii'i- llzifiizilil, lmlori-H lfldt-ri-r, lla:-lm:-ii Shih-
PPN. l'l2lli'1' l.:il":iv+'. l!i-rnir-i- Nt-rlizixrvii. Iivlly Ili-iiit-EI'ox'il, .Xil:i Xl':ilki-r. Hzirrii-Ile lilttiisvnld, Yvrnxi Ny:-:ti-lin,
Svvonil lipw: liiisf' lildwnrils, .lllilllllil lh-f.:'viirlo1'l'vi', Yiriril .Xncli-rson, I.ovi-lli- .lolinsim, Ulytlii-i':i Uruzi-. Norma lsh-
i:'ui00ii, lwlty hisson, .loan f:llSl1lX'SUll. .Xnni-ltv .Xriwsuii. llvli-n Blzingiin. llrirzi l'1l'l'!ll'l'll'liSllll, Uiillw-ii lYliimilv, Missa
'Pllird How: Flurifnve Strobel, llelh- liil Olson. l!:u'li:ii-in liyims. I-Id l.:il":ive-. lf'rz1nf'is l.:mipt-rt. Dillon N1ntTatl,
lm-k lh-limli-r, Hill Rotmmi-l, W'aynv Nelson. l'ollo0nSmith. Nl2ll'.ltJillllI2lSklI1S.
The bi-weekly newspaper, the Tinto Wasoto, this year celebrated its tenth anniversary as the
Morris High School poper. The poper is under the supervision of Miss Wolfe.
Students interested in iournalism who have published the paper this year are as follows: Editor-
ial Staff: editor-in-chief, Cloire LoFave, assistant editors, Bernice Nerhagen, Barboro Shippey, Art editor,
Rose Edwards, Sports Writers, Arlond Gilbertson, Bill Rotromel, Dillon Moflatt, girl sports writer, May
Jean Haskins, Musical editor, Betty Bridgford. Copy Stoll, Copy Editors, Clorobelle Manska, Rosemary
Andrusick, Verno Nystuen, typists, Dolores Ederer, Janice Hofdahl, Colleen Smith, Grace Krouse, Flor-
Feoture Staff, Feature writers-Clythera Cruze, Colleen Whipple, columnists, Harriette Ettesvold,
Bud Lompert, Bette Lu Olson, Helen Mangan, Ret Nelson. Exchonge editor, Colleen Smith, Business
manager, Dick Behmler. Reporters: Virgil Anderson, Lovelle Johnson, Juanita Degendorfer, Borboro
Lyons, Dora Frederickson, Bette Lu Sisson, Norma lsherwood, Jean Gustavson, Annette Arnescn, F'orence
l 21 l
l-ii-I In-xx: I.:iI.:i.x1i4- Xll'1'lillIQ. 5Il4'I'lllJIll ll:illii-, .lziliii--'ll:iI1l:ilil, ,li-Vry Priilisl, Ili-115 liiiilidmel, ,Xlfiw-il Swim-
-iiii lmliiiw-Q l"4l1l1'l'
wvmiml Lim, 4.i:u':i lXl'flllHl'. I-I-rnivv IM-l'll:ii.:'a-ll, I':nl1l Ilriiips. l'xmk Xlullnll, llllll I,:1niliv-i'r, 1'l:iil'v In-l4':ix'+-,
ll-il-li Xlciligfiri, Nllss i'fIl'lSliIl.
Sllllllll CLHSS PLHU
"Young April" wus the ploy selecled by the Gloss of '40 as fheir clcss ploy. The lhreehoct ploy wus under ih
rlirriclion of Miss Carlson, lt was presenfed Moy lO in flie high school oudilorium.
JUHIUH CLHSS PLHU
Sfrvonref-ii nionihers of The Junior Class were given ports in lho ploy, 'The lrnnorlrinco nl Pacing Youngf 'flip ply:
.wus :liic-clccl by lyliss Trudis Rcxclzr und wms very populor vviih its audiences.
lhn cirlion ol The ploy look place on the Campus ol ci small rnidvyeslern college.
lflisl llnxx: Inns: I4'i1-il-frivlisiiii. .Ilmliilzi Ihigi-iiiliiiril-I lmiirilil Qiiiillis liiirli-iii lumix 111.1-ip llnxii I'--11
l.u Hlsuli. l:ilI'llIll'il Sliiiilnry.
S-will-l him. .XI:ix .li-:iii llrislxiiis. Iuixxiii l.-Ixlvlll. lu: il l-mums. Iliis: lililxxriiils, li:-lil S uilllilillu. Nli:
llziilvr, lhiiilnii Liiwrlils-lni'I', 4'--Ili--in Smith. lllvlx XYIILYIIQV. llwinlil Ii-'lxl.il'I'. llilil,i Winlii, .l4i.xu'l'Nnli1lI:4-V
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First Row: Haze-I I"x'e-cle-i-im-kson. Claire I,ziF:n'f-, Earl l'1:um-s, Iiziliziyni- Napkins, Grace Krause.
S--i-mul Iiow: Vlinlon Smith. Irvm- lh':ilwi'. K1-nt Sp:uiIfiiii:. lisllii-1' Skim-ii. llurlizirzi lXll'lliZ'1'I'.
The Morris High speech contest was held February l2. There were a greater number of people
taking part in this contest than there has been in the post few years.
The Contestants taking part in each of four groups were: original Oration, Claire LoFave, learn-
ed Oration, Grace Krause, interpretive Reading: LaRayne Meekins, Clinton Smith, lrene Graber, Esther
Skrien, Hazel Frederickson, Betty Cauldwell, Barbara Kreuger, extemporaneous Speaking: Earl Eames,
Kent Spaulding, Grace Krause,
The winners of this group went to Benson tc the sub-district, Here LaRayne Meekins and Earl
Eames received o "Very Good" and Claire Lolave received a "Superior" which entitled her to go to the
district contest at Graceville.
A "Superior" rating was also given Claire ot the district and that enabled her to go to the re-
gional at Staples. Claire is the first contestant Morris has had in the regional in several years.
lfirsl Huw: Vlaiiiw- l.:il-'zivi-, .l:mim- il:ifil:ihl. ,Xnni-ttv .Xriii-sun. Ihr:-trim' N1-l'l-2ltl"l1. l7"l'll lfi--r-tirifii-lwiiii. Wilt -l"flll
llnskins. l.nx'i-Il1- .lohnsmr
Si-1-unit Huw: Ruin-rl XY:iIkvi'. Hnrolrl lie-izI:it't'. Y!'l'2'll1'xl1ll'llH'll'4li, iii-init" -llllltl. liill llHTl'flIIl"l. Nlll Silllfllwllll. liivk
Smith, Ilivk Ili-hnilvr, Ilivk XY:ip:iii-V, Szinriy Sirr,
The Morris Senior High Council which wos orgonized in T938 mointoins its self-government by
ci written constitution. The present student council hos done much for the general weifore ct the school
by sponsoring ond promoting vorious school octivitles ofthe prezent school ero.
The ccnstitution stotes thot the members of the council should be elected eozh semester ond sholl
be composed ct thirteen membersg nomely tive seniors, four iunicrs, tour soi: hcmoresg wi.h the prin-
cipol, Mr, S, C Simonson, os the odviscr.
Officers for the first ond second semesters were os follows: Presidents, Dick Behmfer ond Bernice
Nerhogeng Vice President, Bill Rotromel, Secretory-treosurer, Cloire LoFove ond Lovelle Johnson, The
other members fcr the two semesters were seniors: Jonice Hofdohl, Dick Smith, .George Judd, Robert
Walker, Vergne Morquordt, iuniors: Moe Jeon Hoskins, Doro Frederickson, Dick Wagner, Harold Retz-
lottf ond sophomores: Sondy Sirr ond Annette Arneson.
The student Council gove severol porties this yeor including o splendid Homecoming Donce ond
o Born Donce. The council olso sponsored the student activity ticket sole ond the seoson tickets tor
the bosketboll gomes.
By meons of pie ond condy soles, the council rciised enough money to buy Tiger emblems for the
bosketboll boys' worm-up iockets.
It's none other than George
"Barrymore" Judd, who ap-
pears to be in deep thought.
How unusual! Thatfs J.
Probst surmislng the situa-
tion in the background.
Earl Eames, as he appear-
ed at the assembly program
which was presented by the
Art appears to be taking
life easy, but oh! what feet.
Happy! why not? It's
their .first appearance in
their new sweaters.
Our cheer leaders in a lit-
tle action at the Benson
Dolores Ederer doing a bit
of editing for the "Iwakta"
with a little help from Betty
It's no wonder Punk Mof-
fatt knows hls physics, look
who sits beside him, iBob
A slumbering occasion,
Sherdy Halbe sleeping in So-
cial Science class.
Brr! How the north wind
doth'blow! Bette Lu Olson.
Betty Brldgford, and Lovelle
Johnson show the effects of
old Man Winter.
Paul Dripps evidently
dldn't appreciate the last
remark made by Sheridan
5-Iailbe by his present atti-
One of many floats which
were part of the Homecom-
ing parade, representing the
Tlnta Wasotals viewpoint.
st A A f ""' 9'
p Row: Tom Mangan, Don Slamen, Cecil Herring, Sandy Slrr, Erwln Retzlaff, Albert Traphagen, Earl Eames, Paul
lpps-Manager. Coach Kermit Anderson.
ddle Row: Dick Torgerson, Sheridan Halbe, Punk Moffatt, Blll Rotramel, Dick Behmler, Dick Smith, George Judd, Bud
mpert, Jerry Probst, Frank Snorek.
ttom Row: Dick Wagner, Ed La Fave, Allen Heine, Art. LeSage, Ret Nelson, Bill Manney, Les Anderson.
Football at Morris is definitely on the upswing, and Coach Kermit Anderson,
in his fifth year as head athletic mentor, proved this fact when his team won eight
successive games and the West Central Conference Title. This season's undefeated
eleven was the first since l9l2. Morris opened with a 6-O win over Glenwood. Le-
Sage, scoring on a spinner, opened their highly successful season. More power was
displayed when the boys trimmed Wheaton 20-O the following week. Sauk Centre
was next to be victimized as the fellows gained revenge for two previous setbacks.
A sensational touchdown pass to Wagner and a reverse by Houston made Morris
the victor I4-O. When the team made its first appearance at home Osakis was the
unfortunate opponent. A powerful defense and offense materialized in a 34-O vic-
tory. Homecoming with Wheaton was a huge success as the boys won 33-7. Strong
blocking ,as in the preceding games, was a factor in their winning. Players and fans
will never forget the Aggie game for all its thrilling moments. Morris trailed 6-O till
in the second quarter when they gained a 7-6 advantage. They scored again in
the last quarter to put the game on ice 13-6. The fellows won their third Conference
game when Benson unsuccessfully invaded them. lt was O-O at the half but Morris
scored twice in the last half to win I3-O. The final game was a Conference game
at Appleton. Morris won the game and the title 27-O. It was in this game that Ret
Nelson, star left half, broke his ankle as he plunged for the third touchdown. Re-
taining the West Central Conference Title, which Morris won this year, will be the job
of next year's football team. Coach Anderson will have seven lettermen returning
from this year's squad with which to rebuild his championship eleven.
ln the upper left picture stands the coach of the Orange and Black football squad. "Andy"
has vividly proven himself to be an A-i football mentor. Next in line is the Morris High School Honor
Athlete. Students of Morris High this year selected an honor athlete. Wayne "Ret" Nelson was chos-
en by a popular vote of the student body from fourteen eligible boys of the senior class. Qualifica-
tions of the individual were athletic ability, scholarship, cooperation, leadership, citizenship, and at-
titude. On the right are the two captains getting a hard workout. A typical Morris charge is illustrat-
ed below. There was power plus in every Tiger thrust toward their opponent's goal this season. ln the
lower left corner a view of the bench makes it evident that the varsity is building a comfortable lead
for the incoming substitutes, The unsung hero of the season, handyman Paul Dripps, is next shown tap-
ing "Muggin's" shoe. A trainer's life is filled with plenty of work and grief, lust ask"'P.D."
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F?r!btel1oxf1?nHarry Nelson, Art LeSu.ge, Bill Rotramel, Carlos Houston, Wayne Nelson. Dick Wagner, Lester An-
Sgboiffi Row: Dick Smith, Orville Thompson, George Judd, Sandy Slrr, Tom Mangan, Dick Behmler, Ed LaFave,
Bill Manney, Dick Wagner, Punk Moffatt.
The season's record shows 9 wins against i3 losses, but it speaks nothing of the pep and enthusiasm of
the players and student body. Never before has a team been given the support that was given the ligerf
throughout the season. lt mattered little whether the scoreboard showed a I5-point deficit or if Morris held a
commanding lead, the ever-present will to win constantly urged them on. Much credit is due the cheerleaders:
May Jean Haskins and Clythera Cruze. They have proven themselves invaluable.
The Tigers were continually plagued throughout the season by broken bones, mumps, and other numer-
ous illnesses which never allowed them to be at full team strength for any two games in a row. Whenever
a crucial game was at hand, someone necessary to help win was missing from the lineup. Pitted against Star-
buck, their toughest opponent in the sub-district tourney, they were again minus the services of Ret Nelson, star
forward. Morris lost to Starbuck, 30 to 24, but came back the following two nights to trim Cyrus I8 to 46 and
win the consolation honors by defeating Alberta 33 to 26.
But regardless of a less than 50095 season, fans and players will long remember it for its enthusiasm
and thrills from beginning to end.
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st Row: Jerry Probst, Ret Nelson. Harold Retzlaff, Francis Lampert, Albert Traphagen, Vergne
rquart, Tom Mangan. Lester Anderson, Art LeSage.
uond Row: Dick Smith, Dick Behmler, Allan Heine, Punk Moffat, Dick Wagner, Sheridan 1-Ialbe,
mrge Judd, Harvey McRoberts, Carlos Houst.on,A1fred Swanson, Coach Anderson.
All lettermen of M.H.S. are banded together in an "M" Club. There were nineteen
vs in this year's organization. Fourteen of them were seniors. The purpose of the club
to promote fellowship and to earn money to buy sweaters for the graduating seniors.
a fellows sponsored a carnival and dance and also sold souveniers at the basketball
mes. ln the spring the senior members presented a play. The oFlicers for the club were
:lc Smith, president, Dick Behmler, vice-president, Carlos Houston, secretary-treasurer.
A program of outside activity has been planned and carried out by the Girls' Athletic
Officers of this club are: May Jean Haskins, President, Dora Fredrickson, Vice President,
Colleen Whipple, Secretary-treasurer.
A point system has been arranged whereby every girl receiving one hundred points
in various sports is eligible tor a pin.
Their main activity this year has been basketball. They played two games before the
regular boys games, One team consisted of Juniors, the other team of Sophomores. They
have also won four out of five games played with the girls from the W. C. S. A.
They were hosts at the first all girls party given at Morris High and it was a huge suc-
Miss McCarthy, their advisor, states that more activities will be added next year.
First Row: Annette Arneson, Colleen Whipple, May Jean Haskins, Virgil Anderson, Dora. Fredrlckson.
Second Row: Phyllis Nysteun. Bertha Manska, Bette Lu Olson, Miss McCarthy, Rose Edwards, Juanita
Back Row: Left to right, Florence Strobel, Eileen Goyette, Harold Retzlaff, Kent Spaulding, Dick
Wagner, Bill Rotramel, Punk Moffatt, Ed LaFave, Earl Eames, Dick Torgerson, Jack Harris, lythera
Cruze, Grace Krause. , U
Second Row: Miss VVesthy, Judith Simonson, Lovelle Johnson, May Jean Haskins, Virgil Anderson,
Claire I.aFave, .lean Gustavson, Janice Hafdahl, Colleen Smith, Bernice Ncrhagen, Bette Olson, Col-
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Eljrrst Rbw: eAnne-tte Ai-neson, Mary Galvin, Eloise Vig. Barbara Ly0nS. BCUY BFldSf0Pd. Helen Man-
gan, Ardell Gilbertson, Norma Isherwood, Jean Troelson, Hnrrietle Ettesvold.
During the year i939-40, under the able direction of Mr. Leraos, a concert band was
organized. Its members were selected by auditions from the former Senior and Junior bands.
Although smaller than most Morris High School bands, this band has complete instrumentation
and balance. Stylish tull dress uniforms were purchased for its titty-five members who receiv-
ed intensive marching drills. The concert band gave several concerts during the school year
and participated in the annual music contest.
The pep band, consisting of twenty members and led by Earl Eames, maintained the
high standard set by its predesessors. It was very active, playing at pep tests, football games,
all home basketball games, and a few out of town games.
Drumsi Carol Esser, Annette Arneson, Jack Harris, Dorothy Cumming, Barbara Krueger.
Basses: Cecil Herring, Arland Gilbertson, Bob Buss, Orland Nysteun.
Clarinets: Barbara Shippey, Dick Behmler, Mary MoFtatt, Lois Brunsman, Elaine Vig,
Esther Skrien, Ruth Skrien, Elaine Gusman, Carol Julius, Mary McKay, Jean Stewart, Beverly Hub-
bard, Donna Davidson, Betty Einarson, Jack Watzke, Bob Watzke, Donald Eick.
Bassoon: Earl Eames.
Baritone Sax: Clythera Cruze.
Tenor Sax: Bernice Nerhagen.
Baritonesi Erwin Retzlaft, John Christian.
Flutes: Helen Olson, Louise Behmler, Donna Erdahl, Betty Tomlin.
Oboe: Betty Cauldwell.
Bass Clarinet: Eleanor Baer.
Alto Clarinet: Barbara Julius.
Saxaphones: Punk Moffatt, Bette Lu Olson, Joan Reiber.
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Upper Left-Sax Quartz
Bernice Nerhagen, Bott
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Center-Mlss Helen W
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Bette Olson, Betty Brin
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Last Row: Eileen Goyette, Judith Slmonson. Lovelle Johnson, Bette Lu Olson, Virgil Anderson, Cly-
thera Craze. Colleen Whipple.
Second Row: Claire Lstlfave. Mary Galvin, Annette Arneson, Harrlette Ettesvold, Grace Krause, Ber-
nice Nerhagen, Florence Strobel.
First Row: Jean Gustavson. Eloise Vig, Betty Brldgford, Miss Westby, Helen Mangan, Norma, Isher-
wood. Jean Troelson.
Right-Girls' Sextette: Bernice Ner-
Lovelle Johnson, Barbara Shlppey,
Brldgtord, Jean Troelson, Annette Ar-
Right-Boyi' Qunrtette: Punk Mof-
Blil Rotramel, Earl Eames, Kent
-Mr. M. A.. Leraas, Band Director.
On March 29, i940 the vocal organizations of Morris High School, under the capable direction of
Miss Helen Westby, presented the operetta, "Sunbonnet Girl". This operetta was the third in as many
years. lt was exceptionally good because of the decorative and beautiful stage setting and the apt char-
acterizations of the actors. The operetta was iust one of the many activities in which the vocal group par-
ticipated. Among the others were concerts and a Christmas Pageant. The former were presented in
collaboration with the concert band and the latter with the help of a number of grade pupils.
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lt's dinner time. Notice the hungry look in George's and Doc's eyes.
Miss Carlson gives "Clark Groubeuls" Eames the works with the makeup for the Junior class play.
The attraction of the book doesn't seem to hold Sherd's, Dwain's, and Pook's attention. What else
could it be?
The students backing the team at the Osakis football game.
Bob Walker takes life easy as AI Swanson seems to be settled in deep thought.
The senior sweater-winners clearly illustrate an athletic class. Ret Nelson is not on the picture.
The farm "boys" in from a hard day in the Helds,
At last! Barbara is seen "Jerryless" in front of the gym with Earl.
Bette Lu, Betty B., and Punk aided in making "Sunbonnet Sue" a swellegant operetta.
Romeo Rody and LaRayne "pitch a little woo" for the camera.
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