May this 1951 Senior Viking preserve
the record of our high school life with its
triumphs and successes during the past
year. May it quicken our memories,
which become dim with the passing of
time, when we turn its pages. May it
draw us closer to our friends and class-
We, the Senior Class of 1951, affec-
tionately dedicate this edition of the
annual to our Mothers and Fathers,
who through their work and sacrifice
have made our days in Nelson High
Name: ALPHONS M. SOBOTA
Graduate Of: St. Mary's College,
Came to Nelson: September, 1941
Courses Taught: Citizenship, World
Advisor Of: Freshman Class 3
Name: CLEMENT L. ELLIS
Graduate: St. Mary's College,
, Winona, Minnesota
Came to Nelson: September, 1948
Courses Taught: English I, Il, II, IV.
Advisor Of: Senior Class
Name: LIONEL M. STRAND
Graduate Of: Eau Claire Teachers College
Eau Clair, Wisconsin ,,
Came to Nelson: September, 1950
Courses Taught: Biology, Algebra, General
Advisor Of: Junior Class
Name: Mrs. Hazel Bill
Graduate Of: College of St. Teresa,
Came to Nelson: September, 1950
Courses Taught: Typing I, Shorthand, General
Advisor Of: Sophomore Class, Viking Staff
Name: LOUIS ROSENDICK
Graduate Of: River Falls Teachers College
River Falls, Wisconsin
Came to Nelson: October 30, 1950
Courses Taught: Agriculture
Name: MRS. DAWN RILEY
Graduate Of: River Falls Teachers College
River Falls, Wisconsin
Came to Nelson: September, 1950
Courses Taught: Chorus
Name: EVERETT EDSTROM
Graduate Of: Winona Teachers College
Came to Nelson: November, 1950
Courses Taught: Band, Baton Twirling '
Name: u ROY H. THORSON
Graduate, Of: Oregon State
Came to Nelson: July, 1949
Courses Taught: Veteran Training'
ROMEO BUSCH, Janitor
The Higher We Climb The Broader The View
'Silver and Crimson
"My Heart Cries For You"
F. F. A. ......,.......... 1-Z-3-4
F. F. A. Treasurer .............. 4
F. F. A. Reporter.. ...3
Annual ............ . . . 4
Magazine Captain ...... . . . 4
Junior Prom ............ ..... 3
Salesman Achievements ..... . . .3-4
F. F. A. Speaking Contest. . . . . . 3-4
F. F. A. Chorus ........... . ..... 4
Basketball ........ .... 1 -Z-3
Basketball Letters. . . . 1-Z-3
Band ............ .... 1 -Z-3
Dramatics .... . . .1-2-3-4
Newspaper. . .... l-Z-3
Kittenball. . . . . . . 3
"There's Been Some Changes Made"
Annual ................. 4
Chorus President. . .
Junior Prom .....
Hot Lunch .....
4 llrwindyii 1 1
F. F. A. ............... . . . 3
F. F. A. Chorus .... . .
F. F. A. Sentinel .... .....
Band .............. .... 1 -Z
Junior Prom ...... ........
Basketball ......... . . . 1-2-3-
Basketball Letters. . . . . . .Z-3
Magazine Captain .... . . . . . .
"My Heart Cries For You"
F.F.A. .................. 1-Z 3
Annual ........... . . .
B and ................ .
Magazine Captain .... . . . .
Salesman Achievement. . . . . . . . .
Swift High School Essay Contest
"A Bushel and A Peck"
Z 3 4
F. F. A. Secretary....
F. F. A. President .... ....... 4
F. F. A. Chorus .... ....... 4
Student Council .... ....... 3 -4
Basketball .......... .... 1 -Z-3-4
Basketball Letters. . . .
4-1-I...... ..... ....l-2-3-4
Junior Prom King. . . .
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- "There's No Tomorrow"
Student Cc.-uncil....... ....
Class Treasurer ....
Junior Prom .....
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"Forever and Ever"
Annual-Editor. . . ..... . . . . .
Chorus .... . ........
Newspaper...... .... ..... .1-Z
Newspaper-Assistant Editor ..... .
Dramatics .... ....
Junior Prom....... .
Class President. . . .
Class Secretary. . . .
Student Librarian. . . . . . . .1-2-3
Nelson Loyalty Song
We're loyal to you, Nelson High,
We're Green and we're White, Nelson High
We'll back you to stand,
It's the best in the land,
For we know you have sand, Nelson High U rah rah
Back up that ball, Nelson High,
We're backing you all, Nelson
We'll do and we'l1 dare for you,
You know how we care for you,
Here's three cheers for you, Nelson High U rah rah
Senior Class History
On the morning of September l, 1947, seventeen young, eager, and very green
Freshmen enrolled in Nelson High School. During the first semester, our number
was reduced to sixteen as Corlinda Eide left school. y
ln our Sophomore year, we were minus five more: Herbert Blager and Roger
Brommer, who left to assist their parents on the farm: Mary Jane and Dale Owen
transferred to Durandg Darlene Paulson, who later became the bride of James Hogan
of Pepin. ln the second semester, we lost Darrell Kindschy who transferred to
We entered our Junior year as a class of ten. We sponsored the Christmas party
and the annual prom. Our prom theme was 'Mood lndigo' with Rube Floyd and his or-
chestra furnishing the music. Glenn Schamaun was Prom King and he chose Lois
Owen as his Queen. Mrs. Erpelding was our advisor.
The following September we found that we had lost three more members, leaving
our class with an enrollment of seven. Genesse Paulson became the bride of Robert
Brommer: Betty Baader became the bride of Elroy Brommer: Lois Owen transferred
to Durand. Our first project of the year was to properly initiate the Freshman class
into N. H. S. This was carried out successfully. Soon we had our pictures taken,
chose our announcements, cards, caps and gowns, etc. All the things that make the
Senior year a busy one. A11 too soon, the year will end and we will have' arrived at
graduation day. I
The following are present members of our Senior class: Jerome Brunkow, Merlin
Carothers, Glen Kimmel, Gladys Rustad, Glen Schamaun, Valoris Schmidlin, Harriet
We will always be grateful and remember the great effort our parents and teach-
ers put forth for us to arrive at this graduation of our educational career.
- -Val or is Schmidlin
. News of 1966
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wilson QValoris Schmidlinj are visiting her parents at
Nelson for a few weeks with their two sons, Johnny and Al.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson fl-larriet Stollj and their daughter, Vicky Lynn, and
their son, Donald, have just returned from a trip to California.
It is rumored that Gladys Rustad, a professional dancer at the Stork Club in New
York, is planning on coming home for a vacation at Nelson soon. Quite a change from
Merlin Carothers and Glenn Schamaun are now engaged in making Hot Rods' and
model cars. They recently made a new world record of 267 miles per hour with one
of their models. H
Jerry Brunkow's marriage license had just been published in the paper. One of
his old schoolmates has won his heart. Seems like she was a Sophomore in 1951.
Glen Kimmel is now Principal of Nelson High School. I hear that he had laid down
quite a few new rules. The Seniors do not have to take English now.
We, the class of 1951, in the town of Nelson, the county of Buffalo, and the State
of Wisconsin, being in our usual mental condition, hereby make this, our last will and
testament, rendering void and of no avail any former will or wills that have been pre-
viously made by us during our four-year period.
And in this manner do we dispose of our possessions:
To the Junior Class, our rightful heirs, we leave our desks and the wads of gum
under them, our teachers, and our books. We also leave them our importance, and
our wisdom, all of which we possess in great quantities.
To our good friends, the Sophomore Class, we leave our patience. It will be found
useful as the only means to endure the Juniors.
To the young and green Freshmen, we leave a map of the school building so they
won't get lost going from class to class. We also leave them a book on how to get
along with the teachers, which no doubt, will come in very handy.
To our fellow classmates, we leave the following:
I, Gladys Rustad, will my pleasing smile to Donna Benjamin.
I, Harriet Stoll, will my ability to dance to the struggling beginners.
I, Valoris Schmidlin, will my straight teeth to anyone who has to wear braces. .
I, Glenn Schamaun, will all my girl friends to--Qchanged my mind - I decided I had
better keep them.
I, Merlin Carothers, will my money, looks, and wolf whistle to the shy bashful
I, Jerry Brunkow, will my lover tactics to Duane Brommer.
I, Glen Kimmel, will my wise cracks to Gerald Reinhardt.
CLASS TES TATOR
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Student Body and Faculty
FIRST ROW: Duane Brommer, Treusurex-Q Fred Breutzman, Vice-President: Mr. Strand, Ardys
Landsverk, Secretary, Jerome Lyngdal, President.
SECOND ROW: Jean King, Inez Olson, Roger Meier, Eunice Wald.
THIRD ROW: Raymond Reinhardt, Orville Larson, Raymond Beck, Student Council: Gerald
Reinhardt, Student Council.
ABSENT: Merlin Mikelson.
FIRST ROW: Mary Lou Meyer, Gladys Blager, Vice-President, Darlene Jensen, Secretary,
Evelyn Mork, Student Council, Indy Anderson, Treasurer: Louise Blager, President.
SECOND ROW: Waltena Windel, Elaine Reinhardt, Mrs. Bill, Cleo Scharr, Evelyn Scharr.
THIRD ROW: Donna Benjamin, Warren Worley, Calvin lAcQnist:n, Harry Bucher, James Paulson,
ABSENT: Valeria Reed, Student Council: Arnold Prissel, Glen Smelzer, Dean Yarrington.
FIRST ROW: Peggy l-lurlburt, Treasurer: Gene Carothers, Student Council: Marjorie Breidung,
Vice-Presidentg Mr. Sobota, Marguerite Tiffany, President: Charlet Olson, Student
Councilp David Reinhardt.
SECOND ROW: Joan Meier, Addie Breidung, Betty Larson, Robert Reinhardt, Emmett Meier, Mavis
Severson, Marcia Castelberg, Merle Rall, Harvey Stoll, Cletus Bauer, James Serum,
Theresa Wieland, Shirley Bacher.
ABSENT: Elroy Letts.
V lunior lots
The Junior class has thirteen members, four girls and nine boys. The class of-
ficers are: President, Jerome Lyngdal: Vice-President, Fred Breutzman: Secretary,
Ardys Landsverk: and Treasurer, Duane Brommer.
The class'is well represented in the various activities of the school. Seven are
members of the F. F. A. chapter: Raymond Reinhardt, Roger Meier, Gerald Reinhardt,
Jerry Lyngdal, Fred Breutzman, Raymond Beck, and Merlin Mikels on. Three are
members of the Band: Ardys Landsverk, Eunice Wald, and Merlin Mikelson. Most of
the boys are on the Basketball Squad: Jerry Lyngdal, Fred Breutzman, Raymond Beck,
Gerald Reinhardt, Orville Larson, Duane Brommer. Merlin Mikelson is manager of
the "A" team.
The Junior class received their class rings in October. We sponsored the annual
Christmas party this year. The class plans to put on the annual prom this year on May
4th. A card party will be put on February 27th as a benefit for the prom. Harry Don's
Orchestra has been selected to play. Mr. Strand is our advisor.
On September 5, 1950, eighteen Sophomores enrolled in Nelson High School.
Evelyn Mork transferred from Alma, later in the first semester Arnold Prissel came'
here from Lima which made our enrollment nineteen.
At the organization meeting class officers were elected as follows: President,
Louise Blager: Vice-President, Gladys Blagerg Treasurer, Judy Anderson: Secretary,
Darlene Jensen: Student Council members, Evelyn Mork and Valeria Reed. Mrs. Bill
is our advisor.
James Paulson and Harry Bocher, two members of our class, are on the Basket-
The Freshman class of 1950-51 was introduced to Nelson High on Tuesday, Sept-
ember 4, 1950. After a few weeks they became adapted to the change necessary in ad-
vancing from the grades to high school.
There are twenty members in the Freshman class, eleven girls and nine boys.
Class officers are: President, Marguerite Tiffany: Vice-President, Marjorie Breidung
Secretary, Ardelle Westly: Treasurer, Peggy Hurlbert: Student Council members,
Charlet Olson and Gene Carothers.
Joan Sandberg moved to Mondovi and Ardelle Westly to Ellsworth during the year.
James Serum joined us later in the year.
The class members are ,as follows: Cletus Bauer, Addie Breidung, Marjorie
Breidung, Shirley Bucher, Marcia Castleburg, Gene Carothers, Peggy Hurlbert, Betty
Larson, Elroy Letts, Joan Meyer, Emmett Meier, Charlet Olson, Merle Rall, David
Reinhardt, Robert Reinhardt, James Serum, Mavis Severson, Harvey Stoll, Marguerite
Tiffany and Theresa Wieland.
The Freshmen are well represented in extra-curricular activities. The follow-
ing boys are on the basketball team: David Reinhardt, Robert Reinhardt, Elroy Letts,
Harvey Stoll. Emmett Meier is manager of the "B" team. Marguerite Tiffany is one
of the cheerleaders. Mavis Severson is a student Librarian. Mr. Sobota is our advisor
Grades 1 and 2
FIRST ROW: Leigh Thorson, Billy .Io
Scharr, Sonya Synstad, Darlene Menting,
Beverly Priefert, Carol Brantner, Roger
Menting, Robert Bautch.
SECOND ROW: Patricia McDonough,
Morris Brommer, John Pat Kennedy,
Janice Reinhardt, Ardath Priefert, Gladys
Vogt, Arthur Hans on.
THIRD ROW: Tommy Knabe, Robert
Frank, Allen Breidung, Michael McDonough,
Mrs. Wheeler, Charlotte Mason, George
Schwalbe, Joan Menting, Myrna Castleberg.
ABSENT: Cindy Smith, Thomas Hanson,
Grades 5 and 6
FIRST ROW: John Knabe, Daniel Frank,
David Frank, Lloyd McQuiston, Nancy
Walker, David Breldung, Beverly Priefert,
SECOND ROW: Sharon Salvey, Timothy
Kennedy, Wayne McDonough, Thomas
Lerum, Kay Breutzman, Rita Schwalbe,
Richard Brantner, Jerry Knabe.
THIRD ROW: Joe Hanson, Steven Smith,
Robert Thorson, Judy Reinhardt, Mrs.
Weishapple, Gay McDonough, Lyle
Bataglia, David Bautch, James Weaver.
ABSENT: Eunice Breidung, Beth Mueller,
Cherlyn Reed, Fairy Mueller.
Grades 3 and 4
FIRST ROW: Richard Bautch, Gary Meier.
SECOND ROW: Charles Walch, Belvadine
Meier, Joan Synstad.
THIRD ROW: Paul Reinhardt, Russell
Smith, Shelby Boader, Rose Hanson.
STANDING: Marlene McDonough, James
Menting, Billy Boader, Miss Black,
Douglas Brommer, Shirley Reinhardt,
Roberta Hanson, Ray Davis, Virgil Paulso
ABSENT: Don Anderson, Dan Mueller.
Grades 7 and 8
FIRST ROW: Myrtle Stoll, Charles Haugen,
Glenn Brmnmer, Paul Breutzman.
SECOND ROW: Shirley Thorson, Geraldine
Larson, Junior Menting, John McDonnough.
STANDIIKS: Ruby Hurlburt, Carol Severson,
Mr. Gifford, Ronald Markey, Darrell Menting
Grade Basketball Team
G. Larson, 5. Thorson
C. Severson V ,7-
FIRST ROW: : Charles Walch, Russell Smith, Junior Menting,
Ronald Markey, James Menting.
SECOND ROW: Coach D. Gifford, Richard Bautch, John McDonnough,
Paul Breutzman, Glenn Brommer, Darrell Menting,
Grade Basketball Schedule
The grade basketball team played fourteen games this year with ten wlns and four losses. We
have two return games to be played with Cochrane and Pepin as of this writing.
The team's players are: Russell Smith, Jimmy Menting, and Paul Reinhardt from the fifth
grade: Richard Bautch and Charles Walch from the sixth gradeg 'Ronald Markey and Darrell Menting
from the seventh grade: Paul Breutzman, Glen Brommer, Junior Menting, and John Mcbonnough
from the eighth grade.
GANIES PLAYED SCORE GAMES' PLAYED SCORE
Nelson at Arkansaw 30-18 Won Nelson at Pepin 32-36 Won
Nelson at Gilmanton Z3-16 Won Gilmanton at Nelson 45-25 Won
Tell at Nelson 15-17 Won Nelson at Cochrane 34-31 Lost
Durand at Nelson 31-29 Won St. Mary's at Nelson 49-42 Won'
Maiden Rock at Nelson 33-Z8 Won Nelson at Durand 40-ZZ Lost
Nelson at Fountain City 37-32 Lost Nelson at Maiden Rock 47-41 Won
Arkansaw at Nelson Z8-Z6 Lost Fountain City at Nelson 35-Z5 Won
FRONT ROW: Mnnager M. Mikelson, J. Lyndale, D. Brolnmer, R. Beck, J. Brunkow, F. Breutzman,
.L Reinhardt, G. Schaznnun.
BACK ROW: D. Reinhardt, J. Paulson, H. Bucher, O. Larson, Coach Strand, R. Reinhardt, H. Stoll,
Manager, B. Team, E. Meier.
A. Landsverk, M. Tiffany
J. Anderson, G. Rustad
Nelson at Arkansaw
Plum City at Nelson
Nelson at Kellogg
Nelson at Gilmanton
Cochrane at Nelson
Nelson at Alma
Pepin at Nelson
Kellogg at Nelson
Maiden Rock at Nelson
Nelson at Fountain City
McCahill at Nelson
Arkansaw at Nelson
Nelson at Plum City
Nelson at McCahi1l
Gilmanton at Nelson
Nelson at Cochrane
Alma at Nelson
Nelson at Pepin
Nelson at Maiden Rock
Fountain City at Nelson
Nelson vs. Cochrane
Nelson vs. Alma
High Point Man
.Terry B runkow
SITTING: Evelyn Srharr, Harriet Stoll, Mavis Severson, Valoris Schmidlin, Mrs. Bill, Jerome
Brunkow, Merlin Carothers, Gladys Rustad, Judy Anderson.
STANDING: Ardys Landsverk, Eunice Wald, Waltena Windel, Jean King, Rober Meier, Glen Kimmel,
Inez Olson, Gladys Rustad, Cleo Scharr, Gerald Reinhardt, Louise Blager, Glen
' Schamaun, Raymond Reinhardt.
ABSENT: Darlene Jensen, Duane Brommer, Merlin Mikelson, Orville Larson.
A Viking Staff
The l951 Viking was composed and edited by the Senior class with the assistance of those
interested from the other classes. This gave the underclassmen some experience in this type
of work which should prove valuable when it becomes their turn as Seniors to publish the
The pictures for our yearbook were supplied by Edstrom Studio, Winona, Minnesota, and
Merlin Carothers. Walsworth Brothers, Marceline, Missouri, did the printing. Special draw-
ings by Jean King.
This year's staff was as follows: Editor, Valoris Schmidling Assistant Editor, Jerome
Brunkow: Business Manager, Gladys Rustad: Artists, Jean King: Darlene Jensen: Snapshots,
Merlin Carothers, Gerald Reinhardt, Evelyn Scharrg Athletics, Ardys Landsverk, Duane
Brommer: Activities, Inez Olson, Roger Meier: School Fun, Glen Schamaun, Cleo Scharrg
Seniors, Harriet Stoll, Mavis Severson, Merlin Mikelson: Undergrads, Jean King, Judy
Anderson: Faculty, Glen Kimmel, Raymond Reinhardtg' Typists, Gladys Blager, Louise Blager,
Waltena Windel, Eunice Wald, Orville Larson. -
FIRST ROW: Mary Lou Meyer, Evelyn
SECOND ROW: Cleo Scharr, Waltena
Windel, Gladys Blager, Donna Benjamin,
Elaine Reinhardt, Gladys Breidung,
STANDING: Darlene Jensen, Judy
Anderson, Louise Blager, Mr. Strand.
SITTING: Shirley Bocher, Theresa Wieland,
Peggy Hurlburt, Charlet Olson, Addie Breidung,
Marguerite Tiffany, Joan Meier, Mavis Severson
Marcia Castelberg, Marjorie Breidung, Betty
STANDING: David Reinhardt, Cletus Bauer,
Gene Ca:-others, Harvey Stoll, Merle Rall,
James Serum, Robert Reinhardt, Emmett
Meier, Mr. Sobota.-
SITTING: Harry Bocher, Warren Worley,
James Paulson, Gladys Breidung, Evelyn
Scharr, Evelyn Mork, Waltena Windel.
STANDING: Mary Lou Meyer, Louise
Blager, Judy Anderson, Elaine Reinhardt,
Donna Benjamin, Cleo Scharr, Mrs. Bill,
Darlene Jensen, Gladys Blager, Calvin
STANDING: Eunice Wald, Mr. Strand,
Orville Larson, Duane Brommer,
SITTING: Harriet Stoll, Valoris
Schmidlin, Jean King, Ardys Landsverk,
Waltena Windel, Inez Olson.
FIRST ROW: Eunice Wald, Valoris
Schmidlin, Inez Olson, Gladys Rusiad,
Ardys Landsverk, Jean King.
SECOND ROW: Harriet Stoll, Jerry
Brunkow, Jerry Lyngdal, Roger Meier,
Raymond Reinhardt, Duane Brommer.
THIRD ROW: Glen Kimmel, Raymond
Beck, Fred Breutzman, Merlin Carothers
Gerald Reinhardt, Glenn Schamaun,
Orville Larson, Mr. Ellis.
FIRST ROW: Gladys Rustad, Jean
King, Marguerite Tiffany, Ardys
Landsverk, Evelyn Scharr, Judy
SECOND ROW: Jerome Lyngdal,
Glen Schamaun, Louise Blager,
Duane Brommet, Jerome Brunkow.
THIRD ROW: Raymond Beck, Merlin
Carothers, Fred Breutzman, Gerald
F. F. A.
FIRST ROW: Raymond Reinhardt, Raymond
Beck, Glen Schamaun, Merlin Cai-others,
Mr. Rosendick, Fred Breutzman, Jerome
Brunkow, Glen Kimmel, Jerome Lyngdal.
SECOND ROW: Emmet Meier, Roger Meier
Harvey Stoll, Harry Bocher, James Paulson,
Gerald Reinhardt, Robert Reinhardt.
THIRD ROW: Calvin McQuiston, Warren
Worley, James Serum, Cletus Bauer, Gene
Carothers, Merle Rall, David Reinhardt.
F. F. A. Officers
Roger Meier, Vice-President: Glen
Schamaun, President: Merlin Ca:-others
Treasurer: Mr. Rosendick, Advisor,
Fred Breutzman, Reporter: Jerome
Brunkow, Secretary: Gerald Reinhardt,
F. F. A. Speakers '
Cletua Bauer, James Serum, Mr. Rosendlck,
Merlin Carothers, David Reinhardt.
Ardys Luidsverk, Mavis Severson,
Valoris Schmidlin, Gladys Breidung,
SITTING: Louise Blager, Marguerite
Tiffany, Mr. Sobota, Harriet Stoll,
Charlet Olson, Evelyn Mark, Gerald
Reinhardt, Gene Carothers, Merlin
Cai-others, Glen Schamaun, Raymond
Beck, Jerome Lyngdnl.
FIRST ROW: Marv Lou Meyer, Jean
SECOND ROW: Jerome Brunkuw,
Merlin Carothers, Robert Reinhardt,
Gerald Reinhardt, David Reinhardt,
FIRST ROW: Ardys Landsverk, Donna Benjamin, Darlene Jensen, Robert Bautch, Joan Meier,
Marguerite Tiffany, Robert Reinhardt, David Reinhardt, Eunice Wald, Paul
B re utzman.
SECOND ROW: Louise Blager, Judy Anderson, Charlet Olson, Gary Meier, Richard Bautch,
ABSENT: Donald Anderson, Merlin Mikelson, Glen Kimmel.
F. F. A. Chorus
FIRST ROW: Jerome Brunkow, Fred
SECOND ROW: Cletus Bauer, David
Reinhardt, Jerome Lyngdal, Roger
Meier, Raymond Beck.
FIRST ROW: Elaine Reinhardt, Addie
Breidung, Evelyn Mork, Marguerite
Tiffany, Gladys Rustad, Judy Anderson,
Mary Lou Meyer, Joan Meier, Donna
SECOND ROW: Gladys Blager, Inez
Olson, Louise Blager, Peggy Hurlburt,
Charlet Olson, Mavis Severson, Harriet
Stoll, Jean King, Darlene Jensen.
Driver, Edwin Jost
Property, Bill Reinhardt
Second Largest Bus
Driver, Freddy Lindsey
Property, Bill Reinhardt
The Largest Bus
Driver, Bill Reinhardt
Property, Bill Reinhardt
Mrs. Alvin Vogt, Cook and her Helpers,
Shirley Bacher, Marjorie Breidung,
Scharr, Gladys Rustad, Mary Lou
School Lunlch f
A representative of the Curtis Publishing Company called at our school September
7, 1950, to open the magazine contest. He gave us a pep talk on salesmanship and set
our quota at 5500, the school to receive a percentage of the subscription money for the
activity fund. The student body was divided into two teams, the White and the Green.
Captains were selected as follows: Gerald Reinhardt, Merlin Carothers, and Donna
Benjamin for the White side, and Jerry Brunkow, Glenn Kimmel and Judy Anderson for
the Green side. The Curtis representative promised the five high salesmen each a
ticket to a Laker Basketball game in Minneapolis if the quota was reached. The con-
test closed September 20th with the Green team winning by a large margin. The high
salesmen were: Robert, Gerald, and David Reinhardt, Merlin Carothers and Mary Lou
Since the White team proved to be poor salesmen during the contest, they put on a
party for the winners in the High School gym, November 3, 1950. Games and dancing
were the evening's entertainment. Refreshments consisting of pie, ice cream, and pop
were served. All had an enjoyable time.
On January 10, 1951, five boys journeyed to Minneapolis to see the Lakers play
the New York Nickerbockers at the Minneapolis Auditorium. This was the finale to
the annual magazine contest and these boys were high salesmen. Merlin Carothers,
Jerome Brunkow, Gerald Reinhardt, David Reinhardt, and Robert Reinhardt made the
trip with Mr. Sobota furnishing transportation and acting as chaperon. They arrived
in Minneapolis in time to drive around and see some of the places of interest before
eating and going to the game. The game proved very exciting with the Lakers on top
at the end. All the boys agreed they had a very good time and would like to take the
Once again the day of torture for the Freshmen had rolled around. As soon as the
Freshmen reached school, Friday, September ZZ, 1950, the Seniors started painting
and dressing them up. When this was over, they were ready to give a performance in
front of the assembly. The main event of the day was a mock wedding. Cletus Bauer,
the bride: Joan Meier, the groom. Their attendants were Gene Carothers as Maid of
Honor, and Addie Breidung as best man. Reverend Merlin Carothers performed the
At noon the Freshmen paraded downtown with the band. In the afternoon, they were
kept busy polishing shoes, counting the books in the library and running errands' for the
In the evening, a party .was held in the gym where all forms of tormenting was
done. When the Seniors felt the poor Freshmen had suffered enough, dancing started.
Cake, ice cream and pop were served. The Freshmen went home feeling that initiation
wasn't so bad after all.
Ch ' Party
The Junior class sponsored a very lovely Christmas party in the gym on December
19, 1950. The class had the gym beautifully decorated in Christmas colors with a large
decorated tree in the center of the floor.
d d in were enjoyed until Santa arrived fMr. Rosendickj and distributed
Games an anc g V
gifts. A well-laden lunch table stood at one end of the gym floor where all could help
themselves. Sandwiches, cookies, candy, and punch, which was introduced for the first
time at a school party was enjoyed by all during the evening.
Although the party was a lot of work, the Juniors felt rewarded by the fact that
everyone had a good time and voted the party a big success.
i .., F. F. A.
The Nelson Chapter of Future4Farmers has organized this year with a new voca-
tional agriculture teacher, Louis Rosendick, who came to Nelson October 30, 1950, to
replace Mr. Ray Scholl, who resigned. 'The officers are: President, Glenn Schamaun:
Vice-President, Roger Meier: Secretary, Jerry Brunkowg Sentinel, Gerald Reinhardt:
Reporter, Fred Breutzman. Other members are: Raymond Beck, Merlin Carothers,
Glen Kimmel, Jerome Lyngdal, Merlin Mikelson, Raymond Reinhardt, Cletus Bauer,
Harry Bucher, Gene Carothers, Elroy Letts, Emmett Meier, Calvin McQuiston, James
Paulson, Merle Rall, Robert Reinhardt, Glen Smeltzer, Harvey Stoll, Warren Worley,
David Reinhardt, and Arnold Prissel.
The Nelson Chapter is competing in a quartet contest with Merlin Mikelson, David
Reinhardt, Jerry Lyndgal, Roger Meier, Jerry Brunkow, Raymond Beck, Fred Breutzman
and Cletus Bauer practicing under the direction of Mrs. Riley.
We are also competing in the F. F. A. Speaking Contest. The speakers are Cletus
Bauer, James Serum, David Reinhardt, and Merlin Carothers.
The F. F. A. chapters aim is to develop leadership, co-operation, citizenship, im-
proved agriculture and patriotism. To help the farmers of the local communities by
testing milk, treating seed grain, judging livestock, and helping farmers to maintain
and follow new modern methods of farming.
Under the capable direction of Mrs. Dawn Riley, the Girls' Chorus was organized
again this year. The chorus is composed of twenty-six girls. They have practiced
twice a week and have made several public appearances, annual Christmas programs,
P. T. A. meetings and the Mothers' Tea.
Chess and checkers have become a noon time activity for many Nelson students.
The tournament for 1951 is now in progress with Jerry Lyngdal in the lead. Last year's
champions were Ardys Landsverk and Jerry Lyngdal. The checker champ is Raymond
Beck. Mr. Ellis supervises this activity.
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CLEO SCHARR WALTENA WINDEL
R. BECK C. BAUER M. CAROTHERS J. BRONKOW C. MCQUISTON
I. OLSON A. LANDSVERK J. KING M. BRIEDING L. BLAGER
M. CAROTHERS J. ANDERSON C. OLSON E. MEIER C. SCHARR
E. WALD I. OLSON L. BLAGER G. BLAGER E. REINHARDT
R Meier R. Beck D. Brolnmer
C. Olson, M. Mikelson - 'Rl Reinhllrdg
l. Olson, G. Blager
EZ. Blager, B. Reck
Study Pe r iod
D. Reinhardt, J. Anderson
M. Castleburg, F. Breutzman
C. Holmes, A. Landsverk
Touring S. Bucher
F res hman Gang
M. Castelberg, M. Severson
J. Meier, C. Bauer
C. Bauer, C. Olson
J. Sandburg, B. Larson, P. Hulbert
Shirley B., C. Olson
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Initiation GILMANT ON
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OH MY BIG HOWL POSING
GLAMOUR B OY
PHYSICS CLASS TYPI-NG ONE
HOME BASKETBALL GAME
POP SALES JUST ANOTHER FREE THROW
The American Bank
MEMBER OF FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
NELSON ALMA PEPIN
OUR BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF 1951
C. L. Krings Durand, Wis.
W 0 L F ' S
Ladies Ready to Wear - Shoes for Women - Children
Telephone 74-2' Durand, Wis.
We Like People - - People Like Us
When In Wabasha Visit
THE RED OWL STORE
ROBERT J. RILEY
Watches - Jewelry - Repairs
CARLSON 8: McDONALO IMPLEMENT CO.
John Deere - Pontiac - Skelgas - Hinman
Phone 175 Wabasha, Minn.
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Congratulations to the Class of 1951
E. J. KNOSPE
Hardware - Heating - Plumbing - Electric Wiring
Phone 183 Durand, Wis.
ORLADY LUMBER CO.
All Assorted Building Materials
Phone 88 Durand, Wis.
HERRMMAN'S SUPER MARKET
"Fairway Fine Foodsv
J. F. FISHER - WELL DRILLING CO.
Windmill - Plumping-Pump Service
Telephone 92 Durand, Wis.
FARMERS MACHINE CO.
J. I. Case Machinery-Parts - Hinman Milkers
Nutrena Feeds - Cargill Seeds
Telephone 230R3 Durand, Wis.
GOODRICH LUMBER - COAL CO.
Dealers In Lumber 8z Coal
Phone 29 Durand, Wis.
STITCH SERVICE STATION
Mobilgas 8z Mobiloil - - Tank Wagon Service
Tires - Batteries 8z Accessories
WABASHA IMPLEMENT CO.
J. I .Case Farm Machinery - Marlow Milkers - Hoffer's Paints
Crosley Selvador Refrigerators - Kaiser-Frazer Automobiles
Tractor 8: Automobile Repairing - Electric 8: Gas Welding
Wabasha , Minnesota
BAKER MOTOR CO., INC.
Ford Sales 8z Service - Dearborn Implements
Woods Brothers Corn Picker
Telephone 160 Wabasha, Minn.
Fancy Cakes 8z Pastries - - See Us for Special Orders
Telephone 162W Wabasha, Minn.
Appliances - Hardware - Sporting Goods - Plumbing 8z Heating
Phone 250 Wabasha, Minn.
FIRST STATE BANK
Complete Banking Service
1591, Interest Paid On 12 Months Certificate of Deposit
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
First State Insurance
All Lines of General Insurance
H. F. STOHR
Furniture 8z Funeral Service
DURAND C0-OP EXCHANGE
Grain - Feed - Flour - Fertilizer - Seed
We Buy Poultry - Custom Grinding 8a Mixing
Telephone 180 Durand, Wis.
"Support Your Co-op"
I Compliments of
A TRI CITY DAIRY
Telephone 242 Durand, Wis.
DURAND SHOE SHOP Compliments of
Shoe Repairing of All Kinds
Drive Belt Repairing
Harness Oiling - Repairing Durand, Wis.
Tony Wittis Durand, Wis.
Best Wishes from Your New
Alice W. Thibodeau, Owner
Your Only Full Time Insurance Man
The Rexall Store
Phone 42 Durand, Wis.
GILMORE'S IGA STORE
Everyday Low Prices
DR. EUGENE BOEHM
SECURITY NATIONAL BANK
Member F. D. I. C.
DURAND HARDWARE CO.
Our Own Hardware
Phone 50 Durand,
Frigidaire - Maytag - Surge
Sales 8z Service
P. O. ANDERSON
Fairway Fine Foods
Phone 19 Nelson, Wis.
A Good Place to Meet Your Friends
Phone 35 Nelson, Wis. '
Look Your Best
FUHER,S BARBER SHOP
Tastiest Food in Wabasha
Steaks - Fish - Chicken
WESTERN AUTO ASSOCIATE STORE
Auto Accessories - Sporting Goods
Alurna Craft Boats
Jerry Gerardy Wabasha
Watches - Diamonds - Silverware
TROTTNER'S IMPLEMENT SHOP
T. F. Trottner, Prop.
The Store on the Corner
Men's Wear - Boy's Wear - Ladies' Slacks
Shoes for the Whole Family
Harold Easterday, Mgr.
THE SELCK STORE
Thur. - Fri. Evenings - After 9 O'clock
Sat. Sz Sun. - Afternoon 8z Evening
Reserve Alleys on Sat. - Sun.
Phone 197W Wabasha, Minn.
BRUNER'S AUTO SERVICE
Dodge - Plymouth
Tire Repairing - Battery Service
Phone 215W Wabasha, Minn.
Wabasha, Minn. Alma, Wis.
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded
Phone 116-W2 for Night Emergency
ARNTSON DRUG CO.
Phone 116-W Wabasha, Minn.
WABASHA DAIRY BAR
Your Favorite Ice Cream Dishes
Sandwiches 8a Coffee
MARTIN J. HEALY
Attorney - at - Law
MILLER 8z O'FLAHERTY
Clothing 8z Gent's Furnishings
DR. E. LUND
DURAND HARDWARE CO.
Phone 50 Durand, Wis.
BAUER BROS. MOTOR CO.
Dodge - Plymouth
Sales 8z Service
Body - Fender Service
DR. J. I. CLEMENS RAYBURN 85 TRETTIN
DC-?11tiS'C Furniture 85 Funeral Service
Phone 61 Durand, Wis. Phone 62 Durand, Wis
WM. E. THURSTON
Attorney - at - Law
Phone 288 Durand, Wis.
BEN FRANKLIN STORE
Phone 111 Durand, Wis
PAT H. MOTLEY
GEORGE 8: PEG'S
Attorney - at - Law
NELSON MEAT MARKET
E. Scharr, Prop. Nelson, Wis. GOODRICH FURNITURE CO.
Lockers - Meats - Groceries
Phone 60 Durand, Wis.
0 GIFFORDS STORE
Groceries - Meat 8z Gas
FOLEY 85 FOLEY Chore Boy Milkers
Attorneys - at - Law Dafi'KO01 COOIGTS
Maxville Prairie R. 3 Durand, Wis.
Your Friendly Feed Store JORDAN'S FLOWERS
KENNEDY'S FEED STORE Cut Flowers - Potted Plants
Gas - Oil - Flour - Feed Wedding 8: Funeral Designs
Phone 28 Nelson, Wis. Phone 383 Durand, Wis
Refrigeration - Plumbing - Appliances
Launders - Dry Cleaners
Jack Sprat 8z Nelson'Barber
May We Continue to Serve You With
Our Deluxe Dry Cleaning
E. B. WISE
Furniture .8z Funeral Service
Wis. 8z Minn. License
BUFFALO COUNTY JOURNAL
Clarence 8: Virginia Cronick
JOSEPH MEYER CO.
Shoes - Dry Goods - Groceries
Ray, Bill 8z Dean
NATIONAL TEA STORE
Groceries - Meats 8z Vegetables
CITY MEAT MARKET
Miller Keil Alma, Wis
HARRYS GROCERY n HERTZ'S BAR
Phone 152 Alma, Wis. Alma, Wis.
DR. EDWIN R. ALBRECHT
Phone 373W A FRIEND
First State Bank Bldg. - Wabasha, Minn.
WE WISH TO THANK THE ADVERTISERS
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