Mound Westonka High School - Mohian Yearbook (Mound, MN)
- Class of 1940
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PUBLISHED BY THE CLASS UF 'IS4D
Mound Consolidated High School
To the Music Department, the Band and the Vocal Groups, who have brightened our
days with melody, placed a song in our hearts and song on our lips, we, the Class of
1940, dedicate our yearbook.
A main attraction-the band, led by Mr. Gadbois, provided the pep at the football
games and basketball games all year, performed for the Junior and Senior Class Plays,
and p-layed in the St. Louis Park festival band. At the Music Contest they received a
'Ihe singing minstrels under the capable direction of Miss Jordan have completed
another successful year. Throughout the year the chorus sang at various places, ending
with the District Music Contest at Anoka, Minnesota, where they received an A rating.
Waynette Riedesel was secretary of the Chorus.
L. L. KRANTZ, Superintendent of Schools
BQHRD GF EDUCHTICDN
C. E. LOCKERBY, President F. P. LEEKLEY
T. M. THOMSON, Clerk DAVID M. CRAIG
JOHN G. MACLEAN, Treasurer MRS. RICHARD P. GALE
We extend sincere thanks to the Board of Education and to our Superintendent L. L.
Krantz who have so generously given of their time and effort to provide the excellent
educational facilities we have enjoyed.
J. M. JULSRUD, Senior High Principal
To Mr. J. M. Julsrud who has been our guide, kind friend, and wise counsellor
through our three years of high school, we extend our warmest thanks and appreciation.
Back row-Verona World, Nyles Gadbois, Ed Behmler, Allen Pelton, Pearl Klock,
Second row-Mrs. Star White, Mildred Endner, Gudrun Kilstofte, Edith LaPray,
First row-E. L. Allen, Irving Kepke, E. S. Wilcox, J. M. Julsrud.
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PRESIDENT , LAWRENCE BODIN
VICE PRESIDENT . . ROBERT DEERING
SECRETARY . SIDNEY SWANSON
TREASURER ...... LEONARD IVERSON
ADVISORS . . Mlss EDITH LA PRAY AND MR. E. L. ALLEN
MO'I'I'O: "CLIMB THOUGH THE ROCKS BE RUGGEDU
ROYAL BLUE AND WHITE
PHYLLIS FULLER AND ARLENE KUTZ
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PRESIDENT 6 LAWRENCE BODIN
VICE PRESIDENT . ROBERT DEERING
SECRETARY . SIDNEY SWANSON
TREASURER .... LEONARD IVERSON
ADVISORS . . MISS EDITH LA PRAY AND MR. E. L. ALLEN
MOTI'O: HCLIMB THOUGH THE ROCKS BE RUGGEDH
ROYAL BLUE AND WHITE
.PHYLLIS FULLER AND ARLENE KUTZ
GENE ANDERSON-First in every-
th ng, even in his name, is this
good-natured fellow. "Andy's"
hobbies are radio and photography.
He turned in a good job as S.O.S.
announcer and cheerleader.
GEROIJD BICKLEY-t'Ladies and
Gentlemen, this is your announcer
tPro' ." Gerold participated in bas-
ketball, football, and golf, winning
letters in each. His originality
brought us the S.O.S. program.
E D W A R D BLACKOWIAK-'I' h e
facts cf his llfe are as little known
as the spelling of his name. Eidie's
size is no indicatlon of his ability
to do a jpb and do it right.
JOYCE ANDERSON-"A Sunbeam
Of JQY-H J0yce's ability in art and
music along with her personality
made her one of the most popular
girls of our class.
RQGER. BERGQUIST-'fBerk', be-
lives in strenuous mental exercise
-for the other fellow. His extra-
curricular actlvities c e n t e r e d
around Science Club.
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INEZ BLEKRE-Inirative-Nice V!
Energetic-Zippy. Editing the Broad- 'S t.
CHSZSI' and majoring in dramatics, , R
Inez was one of the leaders of the
senior class. The career she has - Q
chosen is journalism. 4-
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ALLEN EODIN-If something was
to be said, then Allen would say
itg if something was to be done,
Allen would do it. He was a mem-
ber of the S.O.S. program, annual
staff, paper staff, and a very active
member of the Dramatic Club.
LOREN BRANDENBURG-Oh, this
learning, what a thing it is!
"Brandy" would let nothing stand
in his way for a little fun. He is
undecided about his future.
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BEATRICE CAV , NAUGH-T h is
likeable girl spent her junior year
at South but returned to .Mound
for her senior year. Bede's laugh-
gter is contagious and boy! what a
NADINE COOPER-"So quiet, so
petite, so nice, and so neat."
Nadine took part in many activi-
ties including secretary of the Key
Dettes and a typist on the Broad-
caster and annual staffs. She
intends to complete her business
tigagiing at the Minnesota School
o usiness. .
LAWRENCE BODIN--Chosen presi-
dent of his class three out of four
years, "Pop" was the most popular
and most versatile senior boy.
Lawrence's one big interest is avia-
tlcn and he hopes to be 'tflying
high" someday. He was a three
letter man in football.
WILLIAM BUDD-This young com-
bination of Nagurski and Tommy
Dorsey came from Wayzata in his
junior year. Bill is a text book
wired for sound and was a vital
part of the class.
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FLORENCE CHLADEK-Flo's chief
interest while in high school was
centered in dramatics. Her plans
for the future include a post-
graduate course followed by a
RICHARD CURTIS Dick entered
from South in 1938 He was a
pioneer of the Mound wrestling
squad and placed high in the state
meet in his junior year Baseball
and hockey are also among his
'ifflfr' DAIJIXLAQIWQ Lai? who is
a trombone play r in the German
Band, hasn't a dare in the world
and what isn't done today may or
may not get done. He plans to
go into business with his dad after
ROBERT DEERING4-The chef of
ROBERT DEALING-An active club
member and an excellent mechanic,
Bob's first love is his Ford. Stop
in any evening and he'll accomo-
da you with a game of chess.
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the Senior Class, Bobis Home Ec.
helped him in and out of many
jams. As vice-president of our
class his variety of activities in-
cluded Boys' Glee Club, Science
and Photo, Club, nd Mixed Chor-
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man made a name for himself
and his school in basketball by
leading the individual scoring for
the Lake District. This promising
young lawyer will probably lead
LESLIE GRUETTE-A loud. talker
and a valuable track man, also the
boxing champion of his weight
class. Louie won letters in track
JEROME HANSON-Jerome always
BEVERLY FADDEN-t'Bev's" time
outside of school is spent with a
former Moundite. She entered
from Wayzata .in 1938 and was an
enthusiastic member of the Key
Dettes and various other activites.
JAMES GOTHMAN-A quiet, good-
natured fellow with hidden ener-
gies. James plans to further his
edu ation at Dunwoody.
LAURA GOTSCH-Quiet and effi-
cient are ways of describing Laura
who spent most of her time in Key
Dettes Club and the Home Ec.
Huddlers. A secretarial course is
WILLIAM GUSTAFSON-"T i c k e t
please." William was doorman and
ticket-taker for many school func- X
tions, and served on the Mohian
staff for two successive years. Be-
hind his quietness, he's worth
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PI-IYLLIS FULLER-Pretty, Engag
ing, and Personality spell PEP
but it also describes Piff, the friend
liest girl in her class. Phyllis was
president of the Mound Rousers
member of both choruses, and the
Mohian and X Qadcaster staffs
did like to sleep and couldn't
understand why it wasn't allowed
in social class. Key Dettes Club,
Science Club, Chess and Checker
Club, plus a little boxing, took up
thinks there is always room at the
top although he is still undecided
about the future. Orville was a
member of the Glee Club and
Mixed Chorus for two years. Base-
all his wide awake moments.
WILLARD JENKINS-Willie's pret-
ty wavy hair didn't help him much
with the girls, but chemistry was
his true love anyway. He likes to
find out what a es th' gs tick.
ball is his favorite sport. '
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LEONARD IVERSON-An all
around athlete and a good sports-
man wherever he is found, Aside
from his many other activities,
"Iv " was capt 'n of the football
an asketba t ms and president
of is cl a junior.
EDITH J OHNSON-She turneth her
hand to all things and doeth all
things Well. Weggie's activities
centered around music and art.
LESLIE JOHNSON-Les, who was it .'
always ready for some fun, has " . "
set a high goal for success-his V
ambition being to take aviation at -
Randolph Field, Texas.
RALPH JOHNSON-"I love the girls
and the girls love me. I understand
them perfectly." Red was fullback
on the football team and could
handle anyone in his own weight
class in wrestling. He entertained
us many a time with his tenor
voice. L E
VERONA KASTEN-In school Ron-
ny was the quiet kind whose
nature never varied. Mound Rou-
sers and Camera Club claimed
most of her time.
ELVERA KICKHAFER-Skating is
Elvera,s hobby and to be an lair
hostess is her ambition. She -was
one of the many music-mggrs in
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ELEA OR JOHNSTON-A merry
heart maketh a cheerful counten-
ance. Ely's ambition is to teach
primary and elementary grades.
BETTY KAUTH-Good things come
in small packages, and this cute
little senior is no exception. Betty
will make a wonderful steno-
grapher for any handsome presi-
dent of a bank.
MARILYN N KEPKE - Dependable
under any circumstance, Mike was
a pal to everyone. She took part in
many activities including Girls'
Glee Club, Mixed Chorus, Drama-
tic Club, the Broadcaster and
Mohian staffs. Her pet peeve is
to come across her name spelled
with onl one " "
ROBERT KNUDSON-Bob started
his sports career early in his fresh-
man year and finished by being
acclaimed the best athlete of the
SHIRLEY KUBON-Musically mind-
ed Shirl took part in many musi-
cal organizations including Mixed
Octette and Girls' Sextette. If con-
fidence of success is almost suc-
cess, Shirley will be sure to
achieve her goal.
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ARLENE KUTZ-'Efficiency plus."
All things that Arlene did were
really worth while and were
carried out to perfection.
CHARLES LOCKHART-A letter in
basketball, and two in football
have entitled him membership in
the Lettermen's Club since his
junior year. Chuck never exerts
hlmself but always gets there.
laughing Irish eyes give her away."
Catherine was president of the
Science and Photo Club and also
the Key Dettes Club. Learning
new dance steps is Kay's hobby
HARRIET LEDIN-This is station
P.E.P. bringing to you the promo-
ter of the senior girls' baseball
team. Harriet's educational itiner-
ary included many schools. She
has been a member of the Girls'
Glee Club and Mixed Chorus for
two y981'S. A 1 1,1-
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BERYL PAINTER-To be a linotype
operator is Beryl's ambition and
he has chosen Dunwoody as the
school he shall attend to study it.
"Mickey" is the grain who didn't
fill the sack but hehaed his fellow
D O R I S PETERSON-"Chatterbox
EDWIN PARKER-"Extra! Extra!"
Edwin had a private parking lot
on a certain corner of Senior Alley.
He was the efficient, capable, busi-
ness manager of the Broadcaster
and has three years of faithful
service as a co-worker on the an-
Toots" enjoyed the privilege of
holding an office in both Key
Dettes and Science and Photo
Club. As a member of the Chess
and Checker Club, she challenged
many an unsuspecting victim.
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HUT-'DA QUASS-Kindness like
grain increases by "sewing," Hul-
da's greatest interest lies in Home
Economics while her minor activi-
ties included Science and Drama-
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CATHERINE REEDY-"Kay" is a
very musically minded young lady
and belonged to Girls' Glee Club
and Mixed Chorus. She was a
faithful committee worker and a
m Mound Rousers.
o'r'ro RIIS-Here's a lad a
smile for everyo - .'s taining
rules for jboxjnmnc ded many
a fast andavfdrious g me of cheis
or checkers. " ,
ELSTON PALMER-'fi always take
my time because there is plenty
of it." Nels was boxing champion
in his class and played a little
basketball on the side. He will
enter ,the field of engineering.
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GORDON PEARSON-This future
electrical engineer came from
Little Falls in his junior year.
Gordon was one of those witty
humorists who takes the dull edge
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HERMAN QUAAS-What would we
do if it wasn't for you? Henman
belonged to the Mixed Chorus and
Boys' Glee Club and crowned
many a man Cin the Chess and
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EVELYN RASMUSSEN-Evls fellow
Home Ec. Huddlers addressed her
as t'Madame President." As a
member of Girls' Glee Club and
Mixed Chorus, she hit theghigh
Water right along with her fellow
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WAYNETTE RIEDESEL-The high-
est wisdom and continual cheerful-
ness. "Deana" was editor-in-chief
of the 1940 Mohian. Together with
her other activities she was presi-
dent of Dramatic Club and had
parts in both Junior and Senior
class plays. I
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ROBERT RILEY-'B6rb! chalked ue
two years kof experience in both
football and track and was also a
member of the Lettermen's Club.
His winning smile was one of his
most admirable assets.
EVA ROGEXRS-Her spontaneous
giggle echoed through many a
class. Eva was well liked by
everyone and will undoubtedly
make a successful nurse.
LOUISE ROSCH-Teaching is
Louise's chosen occupation and
she intends to attend St. Cloud
Teacher's College. Besides her
club activities, Louise was a faith-
ful on the annual and
STANLEY SHAMP-For he's a jolly
gocd fellow and what's more hels
tre Michal Angelo of our class.
Stan transferred from Edison and
has since been a valuable member
of cur baseball eam.
LA VERNE S 'T A R K - USlap that
bassf' La Verne was a member of
the band for two successive years
and was Secretary and Treasurer
of the Band Club.
SIDNEY SVVANSON-This learned
' gentlemen was a gzod speaker and
president of the Student Council.
He was one of the first letter
winners of the Golf .Cin .
GORDON SIMONS-Gordon has a
keen interest in aeronautics and
hopes to follow it through as a
career. His deep voice was one of
his distinguishing clgtaracteristlcs.
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RUDY STUHR-Would that you had
been with us longer. Rudy enter-
ed from North in his senior year
and hopes to continue his school-
ing at a business college.
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EARL TAYLOR-Earl doesntt l-'nov
what's in store for him, but will
accept anything that fate hands
out. He was known to his friends
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EUNICE TOWNER-HGinger, spice,
and everything nicefl "Chips"
belonged to the Dramatic Club and
the Mound Rousers. She is a grand
girl and has lots of fun..
EVALYN WEILAND-This short and
snappy member of our class plans
to attend an art school and make
use of her artistic ability. She
was a member of the Mound Rou-
sers and a very eiithus' 'tic com-
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MARIE VANDER HAGEN-Mitzie
plans to attend the HU" and study
to be a dietician. Her red hair
is no indication of her mild dis-
position. Marie entered from
Delano in her junior year and has
taken Dart in a variety of activi-
ready with a pert remark.
MINERVA WICKS-Blond, blue
eyes, and telephone number i
Minerva was the 1939 Homecoming
Queen. She was an efficient mem
ber of the office staff and always
IRENE WISTEDT-Although the
1aS'f, by no means the least. Irene
was very interested in Home
Economics and joined the Home
Ee. Huddlers. She was a good
student and verf' reliable.
LA VERNE KRAUSE-One of the
most energetic members of the
G.A.A., "Sis" stood by her school
through thick and thin at athletic
SENIGR CLHSS HISTCDRY
The Minstrels of 1940
We joined the Minstrel Show in 1937 and eagerly entered into the study of its
With Lawrence Bodin as President, we progressed rapidly. Ralph Johnson was Vice
President and Phyllis Fuller, Secretary and Treasurer. It was in our Sophomore year
that the first extra curricular activity, the Camera Club, was organized. We were
represented by Phyllis Fuller and Lawrence Bodin in the newly formed organization, the
As Junior Minstrels we chose as our officers Leonard Iverson, President, Robert
Knudson, Vice President, and Sidney Swanson, Secretary-Treasurer. Miss Lola Edwards
and Miss Edith Ia Pray were our Advisors. In that year our Student Council representatives
were Shirley Kubon, Waynette Riedesel and Lawrence Bodin.
Our Class Play "The Patsy" presented under the direction of Miss Pearl Klock, on
December 22, was a great success. It was the first play given in the new auditorium.
In March the Class got together for a toboggan party which proved to be a great deal
of fun. -
The Spring Frolic held on April 14 was enjoyed by all.
We provedf our worth as hosts when we entertained the Seniors at a Prom given at
Hotel Del Otero on May 19.
The year's acti-vities closed with a picnic at the Excelsior Amusement Park.
As Seniors we undertook with confidence our duties of managing and producing the
Minstrel Show. Lawrence Bodin was again chosen to guide us as President. Miss Edith
La Pray and Mr. E. L Allen assisted us as Advisors. Robert Deering was our Vice
President, Sidney Swanson our Secretary and Leonard Iverson our Treasurer. Those
representing us on the Student Council were Arlene Kutz, Beatrice Cavanaugh and
The first big event of the year was our Homecoming Carnival and Dance, which started
the ball rolling for a year packed with excitement.
In January both the Junior and Senior Classes got together for a toboggan party
at Oronoi, followed by lunch, dancing, and games at the school house.
On March 1, to help fill our badly depleted coffers, the Mohian Staff sponsored a
Sadie Hawkins Day. A program, which was presented in the afternoon, ended with the
crowning of a "Daisy Mae" and "Lil, Abner." The evening was given over to a costume
dance and refreshments. The event was a memorable one of great enjoyment to all who
Time moves on to the next and one of our best contributions to the Minstrelsy of
1940. Our class play "Fresh Fields" was gi-ven under the direction of Miss Pearl Klock
on April 26. V
The next and most gala event of the year occurred on Friday, May 3, when the Junior
Class honored us at the Junior-Senior Prom at Hotel Del Otero.
Senior Day was on May 17. A program was given and the last Will and Testament
of the class was read.
On May 31st we rang the curtain down on the Minstrels of 1940. It is not without
a sigh and a tear that we leave high school days behind us. May this little book serve
to bind us to those days and may the memories grow fonder and richer with each passing
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WE, the Senior Class of Mound High School, Village of Mound, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, United
States of America, having reached the turn of the decade and having fulfilled all of our educational duties and
having imposed upon your hospitality during these twelve years do hereby depart, leaving this, our last will
I. To our patient hosts, the faculty, who have guided us, we do hereby bequeath an umbrella to protect them
from the praise which will rain down upon them after the graduation of the Class of '40.
II. To the Juniors, Class of 1941, we bequeath a light bulb, with the hope that it may guide them through their
Senior year and reveal the responsibilities and privileges which are to be theirs.
III. To the Sophomores, Class of 1942, we leave a cane to help them along the remaining two laps of the road of
IV. To the Freshmen, Class of 1943, we leave our lockers.
V. As individuals we make the following bequests: 1
"Jeep" leaves the little fishie in
Miss Kihtoftds acquarium in
William Gustafson leaves his
position as door-man to Tommy
Verona Kasten leaves her quiet
ways to Kay Kaupanger.
Willard Jenkins leaves with half
the lab in his pockets.
Harriet Ledin leaves her blush
to Grace Johnson.
Orville Hagrnan leaves his curls
to George Sincheff.
Robert Dealing leaves in his
Lawrence Bodin leaves hls
"woman troublesi' to Carl Skreen.
Bob Deering leaves his cook-
book to next year's Home Ec.
Inez Blekre leaves her list of
locker combinations to Peggy
Bede Cavanaugh leaves her
laughter to Ruth Snow.
Earl Taylor leaves his height to
Joyce Anderson leaves A'STATIC"
to the Junior gossip.
Sidney Swanson leaves the joys
and sorrows of a Student Coun-
cil President to his successor.
Laura Gotsch leaves her speed
Con a typewrlterb to Beuford
Marie Vander Hagen leaves her
titian locks to Betty Linden.
Edwin Parker leaves his news-
boy job to his assistant, Edward.
Beryl Painter leaves his bashful
ways to Dick Heinlen.
Waynette Riedesel leaves all the
worries connected with the edit-
ing of the annual to Elizabeth
Irene Wistedt leaves her sedate-
liness to Alvina Miller.
Phyllis Fuller leaves her se-at on
Ralph Anderson's bus to Jack
Allen Bodin leaves his secret of
talking his way out of tight
situations to Dale Alexander.
Jerome Hanson leaves his sleep-
ing powders to Melvin Oelrich.
Leonard Iverson leaves to Harry
Lindlan the spotlight.
Gene, Gerold, and Allen leave
the Press Room in a mess.
La Verne Krause leaves her out-
spoken ways to Cecilia Wear.
Marilynn Kepke leaves her short
skirts to Maxine Hankee.
Catherine Murphy and Edith
Johnson leave their dancing
ability to the Junior girls.
Eva Rogers leaves her giggle to
Doris Peterson leaves her mis-
chievousness to Ann Marie
William Budd leaves his Englisl.
wit to Douglas Hill.
Arlene Kutz leaves her efficiency
to Donald West.
Shirley Kubon leaves her eye
lashes to Isabelle Leonard.
Betty Kauth leaves her petite-
ness to Marion Gertz.
La Verne Stark leaves her bass
viol to Hazel Carlson.
Catherine Reedy leaves her soft
voice to Carolyn Brorrkert.
Charles Lockhart leaves his
suaveness to Alex Sincheff.
Leslie Gruette leaves one of his
letters to Lee Michel to fill in
Evalyn Weiland and Eunice
Towner leave all their boy
friends to Vivian Latham.
Rudy Stuhr leaves his dignified
ways to Carl Friden.
Robert Riley leaves to the
sorrow of Jack Brennan, but
Ferol will carry on.
Robert Knudson leaves his walk
to John Jenkins.
Richard Curtis leaves his bobby
pin to Philip Epstein.
Gordon Simons leaves his bass
voice to Jerome Peleaux.
Red Johnson quietly takes off
his shoes and leaves through the
Eleanor Johnston leaves with
Edward Blackowiak leaves the
difficult spelling of his name to
Paul Dahlquist leaves his trom-
bone to Wilfred Laumarm.
Herman and Hulda Quass leave
their sister, Mildred to carry on.
Otto Riis leaves his heart with
Leslie Johnson leaves without
Elvera Kickhafer leaves her
collectfon of cartoons to Anna
Nadine Cooper wills her good
nature to Larry Netka.
Stanley Shamp leaves his artistic
talents to Jean Donovan.
Beverly Fadden leaves her pep
to John Doody.
James Gothman leaves a certain
few Junior High girls in tears.
Roger Berquist leaves for a rest.
Evelyn Rasmussen leaves her
sewing kit to Bonnie Brown.
Loren Brandenburg leaves his
Suspenders to Albert Johnson.
Florence Chladek leaves her
dramatic ability to Frances
Gordon Pearson leaves for ports
Elston Palmer leaves his never
changing disposition to Lyle
VI. We do hereby make, consititute, and appoint Superintendent L. L. Krantz sole executor of this, our last
will and testament.
SENIGR HELL GF FHME
Most Likely to Succeed
Ma-rie Vander Hagen
Seniors in 1960
I came back to Mound High School last week to see the much publicized Minstrel
Show that the students are putting on.
Everything was just about the same in the school exce-pt for a swimming pool and
indoor tennis courts. Oh yes, I almost forgot to mention the lockers. Remember back
in the old days when you used to stage a battle with your locker several times a day
to get it open? Well, that's all changed now. They've got time locks. Pretty nifty,
don't you think? I
It was a regular, "Old Home Week," for the class of 1940. The whole class had turned
out en masse, and I never would have known that it was the same gang of twenty years
ago. They've all made good in some way or another.
William Budd has achieved his greatest ambition. He is now chief angler in the
Izaak Walton League.
Shirley Kubon is working as chief assistant in Miss Petterson's Finishing School
in Wyoming. We hear that the sub-debs who graduate from the school are really polished
young women. Great fencers, too.
Willard Jenkins has been relegated to a desert island for the safety of humanity. On
very clear nights you can see bright flashes in the sky. No, they're not Northern
Lights, but merely Old Man Jenkins dropping test tubes containing powerful explosives.
He's grown shaky in his old age.
Leonard Iverson, that brilliant scientist, has accomplished the impossible. He has
further improved on Enstein's theory of relativity. Professor Iverson is now planning
an extended visit to Mars.
Phyllis Fuller is writing an "Advice to the Love-Lorn" column in Edwin Parker's
Gazette. Phyllis is so swamped with letters that she is seriously thinking of starting
a movement to inoculate everyone against lov-ei.
Marilynn Kepke has Marie Vander Hagen and Orville Hagman as her best costumers
at Ye Olde Curlee Hairee Shoppe. Mademoiselle De Kepke's shop is New York's most
exclusive beauty salon.
Gerold Bickley has replaced Ted Husing as ace sports announcer. He has made
quite a name for himself in giving a blow by blow description of the battle between the
cocks owned by Confucius and Vivian Leigh.
Arlene Kutz is private secretary to Elston Palmer, Attorney at Law. Rumor has it
that Mr. Palmer has a very good chance of being the next D. A.
Gene Anderson is investigating bugs in the dense jungles of the Belgian Congo where
he heads an expedition. One of his na-tive bearers, who deserted the party, says that
Gene has discovered the Love Bug but has extracted its teeth for the safety of all
Joyce Anderson is in the Metropolitan Opera singing, "Oh Where, Oh Where, Has
My Little 'Dog Gone." Don't be surprised if you see the animals from the New York
Zoo purring around the stage door of the opera house for you know the old saying, "Music
will sooth the Savage Beast."
Lawrence Bodin is still up in the clouds.
Stanley Shamp and Evalyn Weiland are collaborating on the animated cartoon-Lil'
Abner and Daisy Mae.,
Ralph Johnson has replaced John Barrymore as the great lover of stage and screen
in everything but the profile.
Leslie Johnson, our practicing dentist, is looking down in the mouth. Leslie can
honestly hold the title of "painless dentist."
Robert Deering has grown a smudge on his upper lip and is now chef in Bob
Knudson's Hotel. Verona Kasten is hostess.
Sidney Swanson has replaced John L. Lewis as labor agitator.
Harriet Ledin is 20 years older.
Inez Blekre is now employed as a stage decorator at N.H.N. Her bigg-est problem
at the moment is finding a bed for Allen Bodin, star of the picture, "Goodnight, Please."
Beryl Painter, who began as a linotype operator, is now editor of the Chicago Tribune.
His biggest item of the news at present is the invention of the new "Deal" car by Robert
Rudy Stuhr's newest publication, "How to be Dignifiedf' has already reached the
Eleanor Johnston's kindergarten class has received the national award for the best
surrealistic drawing of a robin.
William Gustafson, doorman at the Trocadero, reports crowds must be turned away
every evening. Big attraction-why the Mutt and Jeff team of Earl Taylor and Edward
Blackowiak, of course.
Elvera Kickhafer, that much publicized skating star, has become such a favorite in
Venice that the streets have been frozen over, and the gondolas have given way to ice
K'Louie" Gruette has been holding his own every Tuesday night for the past three
years' in Madison Square Garden. He is now even challenging the apes from South
Otto Riis is breaking all records with an all-time run of ten years as Bhett Rutler in,
"Come with the Calm." Eva Rogers is playing his leading lady, Violet O'Sullivan.
Producer Gordon Pearson has been seen escorting chorus girl, Eunice Town-er, to the
night spots after the show.
Florence Chladek is heading a movement to better conditions in the New York
slums. Laura Gotsch is her co-worker and secretary.
Irene Wistedt is training debs about to be presented to Queen Hulda and King James
Gothman of Timbuctoo. Her students lack nothing in the way of poise and dignity.
Waynette Riedesel is operating a Hea-lth Ranch in Hot Spot, Arizona. Her diets are
said to be very strict and her motto! is, "Build 'em up or tear 'em down." Edith Johnson
is chief masseuse.
Betty Kauth is leading her world famous girl orchestra in Paul Dahlquist's supper
club. La Verne Stark is slapping that bass.
Roger Berquist and Loren Brandenburg are touring the country in behalf of the new
Temperance League begun by Nadine Cooper.
Jerome Hanson has discovered a Sleeper's Paradise. Each yea-r he spends the six
months following the period of the midnight sun, dreaming in an Eskimo igloo located
at 82 degrees latitude, 67 degrees West longitude. The leading lady of his dreams is
Doris Peterson, who dances nightly in Gordon Simons' Aloha Club in Honolulu.
Robert Riley and Charles Lockhart have formed a partnership and are running a
"Walk Your Dog" business. Richard Curtis is their silent partner.
Catherine Murphy and Beverly Fafdden are modeling in Saks, Fifth Avenue in New
Louise Rosch, Catherine Reedy, and Evelyn Rasmussen are instructors in a secretarial
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In 1938 we be-ga-rl our first year in senior high school as sophomores. We elected as
our class president Kenneth Plant who proved to be a very capable leader. The rest
cf the class officers elected were Elizabeth Brown, Vice-Presidentg and Marguerite
We returned in 1939 as Juniors under the leadership of Harry Lindlan, Presidentg
Donald Sigafoos, Vice-Presidentg Elizabeth Brown, Secretaryg and Constance Segner,
On November 24, 1939, the junior class presented a three act play 'ASkidding" which
included some splendid acting by the members of the class.
Miss Klock called together all the ambitious actors and actresses for the fQrst meeting
of the Dramatic Club on September 22. The officers elected for the yezc were Waynette
Riedesel, Presidentg Marguerite Jackson, Vice--Presidentg Elizabeth Brown, Secretary and
The purpose of the club is to study the various forms of acting and to provide more
On the afternoon of March 14, some of the members presented an exchange program
at Wayzata High School. On the evenirrg of March 14, the club presented four one-act
plays at Mound in the auditorium.
The Key Dettes Club got started this year on September 27 under the direction of
Miss La Pray. The aim of the club is to learn how to become efficient office Workers
and to prepare themselves for the business world. To diversify these lessons the Key
Dettes have had parties and various programs at their meetings.
The officers elected for the year were Catherine fMurphy, President, Doris Peterson,
Vice-Presidentg Nadine Cooper, Secretaryg and Irene Beecher, Treasurer.
The Student Council is an organization whose purpose is to promote and sponsor
school activities. The Council is made up of representatives from each class. The
members are: Seniors, Sidney Swanson, Beatrice Cavanaugh, and Arlene Kutzg Juniors,
Donald Swenson, Robert Blatzheim, and Marion Gertzg Sophomores, Lorna Styner and
This year the Student Council ma-de it possible for the students to see short movies
at different times throughout the year.
The officers for the year were: President, Sidney Swansong Vice-President, Donald
Swensong Secretary, Arlene Kutzg Treasurer, Lorna Styner.
The pep club this year was organized under the leadership of Mr. Pelton. The
officers for the year were a-3 follows: President, Phyllis Fullerg Vice-President, Elizabeth
Brown, Secretary, Jean Powellg Treasurer, Katherine Kaupanger.
The purpose of the club is to build up school spirit. Throughout the year the pep
club arranged for busses to take the students to football and basketball games. The
members added funds to the treasury by selling candy at the games.
The money accumulated in the treasury this yea-r and last year was turned over to
the support of the Broadcaster.
On November 12, a group of girls under the supervision of Miss Netland organized
a Girls' Athletic Association.
The rules and regulations of the club were stated in the constitution.
The officers elected to head the club were: President, Harriet Rieckg Vice-President,
Doris Gronbergg Secretary, Katherine Kaupangerg Treasurer, Jean Powell, General
Manager, Cecelia Wear.
The members partake in all sports but major in basketball in wicnter and baseball
in the spring and fall. Their adm is to organize teams so that they can compete with
teams from other schools.
By participating in most of the sports in which the club partakes, the girls are able
to earn letters.
The Lettermerfs Club is made up of boys who have won letters in athletics at Mound.
Letters have been won in track, football, basketball, golf, and wrestling. The aim of this
club is to further good sportsmanship in all school athletics.
Science and Photography
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This year the Science and Photography Clubs were consolidated. Several weeks were
given over to the developing of pictures and then several weeks for scientific studies and
analyses. The two groups kept alternating in this manner throughout the year.
Due to conflicts no officers were elected. Miss Kilstofte is the advisor.
Home EC Huddlers
The first meeting of the Home Ec Club this year was on September 27. The following
people were elected as officers: Evelyn Rasmussen, Presidentg Marion Gertz, Vice-
Presidentg Donna Kutz, Secretary and Treasurer. Miss Endner was sponsor during most
of the year. Miss Lenander was sponsor during the last three months.
Besides the regular weekly meetings the girls had several parties throughout the
yeavr. The members had their choice of either cooking or sewing at the meetings. Each
group then sold what they had made. The proceeds went to buy new equipment for the
This year the school paper was enlarged to a full size, four page paper. It comes out
every two weeks and covers all school activities including news, sports, clubs, and gossip.
It introduced several new features. Among them are the exchange column, which handles
exchange papers from various schools and the fea-ture story. This new paper has proved
to be of great popularity among the students.
INEZ BLEKRE . . .
EDWIN PARKER . .
EDWARD PARKER .
MARILYNN KEPKE .
GENE ANDERSON .
JOYCE ANDERSON .
DON ANDERSON . .
DOROTHY LOGSDON .
GLADYS JOHNSON .
THURLO ELLEFSON .
CAROLYN BROCKERT .
SHIRLEY KUBON .
PHYLLIS FULLER .
EDITH JOHNSON . .
CHARLOTTE MAJOR .
CATHERINE MURPHY .
MARIE VANDER HAGEN
MR. PELTON . .
Staff of 1939-1940
. Editor in Chief
. . Associate Editor
. . Business Manager
Associate Business Manager
. Extra Curricula-r
. . Sports
. . . Humorous
. . . Exchange
Boy's Physical Education
. 7th Grade Reporter
. 8th Grade Reporter
9th Grade Reporter
. 10th Grade Reporter
. 11th Grade Reporter
12th Grade Reporter
. Social Activities
. . Alumni
. Grade Reporter
. General Reporter
WAYNETTE RIEDESEL .
ELIZABETH BROWN .
LAWRENCE BODIN .
RICHARD PIERSON .
MARILYNN KEPKE .
LEONARD IVERSON .
KENNE'I'H PLANT .
EVALYN WEILAND .
EDITH JOHNSON .
BETTY CARLSON .
DONALD SWENSON .
HAZEL CARLSON . .
GENE ANDERSON . .
TI-IURLO ELLEFSON .
MARION GERTZ . .
MR. ALLEN . .
LAURA GOTSCH .
ARLENE KUTZ . .
. Associate Editor
. . Business Manager
Assistant Business Managers
. Assistant Sports Editor
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Coachlng his second year in Mound, Ed. J. Behmler produced one of the best teams
from here in many years. It not only had a lot of height but also fair experience and
Afte-r losing its first game to Eden Prairie, the team won its next two conference
games. Our tall team, beating Robbinsdale 41 to 29 and U High 31 to 19, had the Lake
Conference in a ditiher.
In conference games after Christmas vacation, Mound lost to Excelsior, Hopkins, and
St. Louis Park, but won from Wayzata twice and Robbinsdale again.
The climax of Moundis season was its stunning victory over Hopkins, a team which
they havenyt beaten in nearly a deca-de. The game was played at Hopkins, the score
being 28 to 27. Mound led throughout the game but in the closing minutes, Hopkins
gradually closed the gap only to be edged out by one point.
The team finished 4th in the conferencej winning 6 and losing 6 games.
For the first time in four years, Mound won its game in the sub-district and entered
the district tournament where they lost to Eden Prairie 33 to 26.
Mound was represented on the All Conference Team with Eugene Ellefson at center.
Eugene won the scoring championship of the Lake Conference with a total of 156 points
whiclh is an average of 13. points per game. Eugene also holds the 1940 record for points
scored in single games. He scored 20 points in the U High game and 20 points in the
The second team lost only three games this year, one to Marshall of Minneapolis and
two to Hopkins. Many juniors got first team experience this year and with a second
team record such as this, Mound should have a very good season next year.
Basketball lettermen for 1939-40 are: Eugene Ellefson, Bob Knudson, Gerold Bickley,
and Leona-rd Iverson, Seniorsg Earl Bruhn, Lyle Huff, Melvin Oelrich, and Carl Skreen,
Juniorsg and one freshman, Robert Torgerson.
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Ellefson 21 101 47 36 37 249
Knudson 22 55 23 42 51 133
Bickley 22 51 26 29 44 128
Iverson 22 31 34 25 40 96
Oelrich 19 23 8 20 21 54
Huff 19 13 11 12 31 37
Bruhn 22 7 7 10 12 21
Torgerson 16 4 2 2 10 10
Skreen 11 1 5 2 4 7
Sincheff 6 2 1 4 1 5
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The Mound High Wrestling Squad, under the leadership of Coach Wilcox, finished
a successful season with a record of seven dual meet wins and only three defeats. The
Mound Matmen outscored their opponents 2651!2 to 1604V2 and placed seventh in the
State Wrestling Tournament. Those representing Mound in this tournament were Ralph
Johnson, Eugene Geyen and Donald Dressel.
The letter winners are Donald Dressel, Richard Swanson, Donovan Grife, Eugene
Geyen, William Budd, Charles Lockhart, Leslie Gruette, Donald Sigafoos, captain elect,
John Heinlen, Ralph Johnson, captain, and Melvin Sohns.
Under the leadership of Coach Ed Behmler, Mound High School organized its first
baseball team in more than a decade. Over 32 players reported this spring to practice,
but the squad was soon cut to 24 members. In pre-schedule games the team beat the
alumni 14 to 2 and then lost to the business men of Mound 9 to 8. The season will end
with a play off between the two top teams of the Lake conference and the Minnesota
Valley conference. Mound has high hopes of entering this play-off as it has beaten
Eden Prairie and Excelsior, and has only lost to St. Louis Park.
The spring season again sees seven veterans in the lineup for the golf team. This
coming sport is very active with an eight game schedule, which includes the District
Meet. Seven of the eight games are dual meets While the District Meet determines the
Winner cf a beautiful trophy. Carl Skreen, Sidney Swanson, and Gerold Bickley are
positioned on the first five with Robert Blatzhelm and Carl Fride-n as alternates.
This year, Mound had its most successful track team of several seasons. They placed
first in both the Hopkins. Meet and in the Mound Relays, amd second in the District
Meet. Those qualifying for the Regional Meet are: Kenneth Plant, Melvin Oelrich,
Leslie Gruette, George Sincheff, and Lee Michel.
In the Mound Relays George Sincheff broke the school high-jump record and Kenneth
Plant the 100-yard dash record.
Lee Michel won the half-mile event in the District Meet, and George Sincheff the
high-jump. Mound also received several seconds, thirds, and fourths.
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Waited for their HQ." Although the girls did not present a public showing until the
Music Contest. they dld not work in vain. They succeeded in pleasing the judge, who in
return, gave them an A rating.
The school eliminations were held February 14. 'Four students were lepresented
in the interpretive reading division, one each in oratory, original oratory and extempor-
aneous groups. Ann Marie Madsen in the interpretive leading group, Lawrence Bodin
in the oratory, William Budd in the original oratory, and Inez Blekre in the extemporaneous
speaking received ratings which qualified them to participate in the sub-district festival
which was held at Mound High School February 28. Ann Marie Madsen and Inez Blekre
received ratings which enabled them to participate in the district festival which was held
at St. Louis Park March 6.
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Cast of Fresh Fields
. Inez Blekre
. Allen Bodin
On April 26, 1940, the Senior Class presented the play, "Fresh Fieldsf, under the
direction of ,Miss P-earl Klock.
The play relates the story of two sisters, Lady Mary, an energetic, business-like
person, and Lady Lillian, a dramatic, affected person. They have inherited a ma-nsion
but unfortunately haven't the money to keep it up. Then into the scene comes Mrs.
Pidgeon, her daughter, Una, and her brother, Tom Larcomb, a family from Australia and
friend of Lady Mary's late husband. Arrangements are made and the Pidgeon fanmily
stays at the mansion as paying guests.
It is proposed that Lady Strome, a wealthy noblewoman, present Una at Court, but
Mrs. Pidgeon insults Lady Strome by offering her a cheque.
Things eventually straighten themselves out. Una makes a success at Court and
wins the love of Tim, Lady Mary's son. Tom finally persuades Lady Lillian he isn't so
bad after all. Lady Mary and Mrs. Pidgeon left to their own devices plan to go around
the world together.
Ca-st of "Skid,din.g"
Aunt Milly CMrs. Hardy's Sisterb . . . . Marguerite Jackson
Andy ........ . . George Sincheff
Mrs. Hardy . . Katherine Kaupanger
Judge Hardy . . . . . . Kenneth Plant
Grandpa Hardy . . . . Ralph Johnson
Estell Hardy Campbell . . Betty Anderson
Marian Hardy , . . . Carolyn Brockert
Wayne Trenton, III . . Alexander Sincheff
Myra Hardy Wilcox . . Frances Copeland
Mr. Stubbims ............ Lee Michel
'KSkidding,' was presented under the capable direction of Miss Pearl Klock.
lt is election time for Judge Hardy, the father of a typical American family. To
further complicate matters, Marian comes back from college with a boy fri-end, and the
two elder sisters leave their husbands and come home to mother. Everything is confused
during the ma-d weeks before election. Andy also has his troubles with his girl friends
and the trial of growing up and not being understood.
The climax is reached when the Judge is appointed to the supreme court and Marian
and Wayne become engaged. The girls rieturn to their husbands and Aunt Milly leads
av one man revolt. The family eventually settles down to normal life, with the exception
cf Andy, who wouldn't feel right if he wasn't worrying about something.
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