New Rockford High School - Dial Yearbook (New Rockford, ND)
- Class of 1954
Page 1 of 64
Pages 6 - 7
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Text from Pages 1 - 64 of the 1954 volume:
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Articles of Lasting Interest To Us
Edited By The I954 Dial Staff
Thoughts By The Boss ................... Supt. I. L. Iverson 2
Our Most Unforgettable Characters . . . . . Faculty-Administartion 3
Wheel of Progress ............. ........... C lasses 7
For All There's Organization .... ..... O rganizations 23
Features of Rocket Life ..... .... F eatures 35
Be A Good Sp0I't ..... ....... S ports 43
With Us To The End . . . . . Contributors 56
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BY THE B055
To the Students:
Greetings to the graduated class of 1954. By this time you have scattered
to the four winds, so to speak. Some of you are preparing yourselves for pro-
fessions that require additional schooling. A few have joined the Armed Ser-
vices. Many of you have now taken your places as workers in society. But
no matter where you are--your school days at Central High are now only mem
ories. As individuals--if you took advantage of the many opportunities for
self improvement offered to you, your memories are rich and pleasant. Most
of you noticed one big change after you left high school. Gone was the prod-
ding of teachers and supervisors. Now you are "on your own", and you are
finding that society also insists on high standards for success. However, I
have the utmost confidence in each and every one of you. Carry on in the
best traditions of Central High!
Welcome to you students returning to Old Central High School. We have
a big year ahead--a year full of hope, promise and opportunity. It will also
be a year of CHANGE. New Central is rapidly taking shape. Let us work to-
gether to make this--the swan song of Old Central-the greatest year in its
I. L. Iverson
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OUR MUST UNFCDRGETTABLE
Standing left to right: C. Kinneberg, N. Nielsen, R. Knott, V. Rieder, D.Langenes. Seated: G. Dunham, E.
The members of the New Rockford School Board, numbering seven, hold a meeting at least once a month. On
their shoulders fall the responsibilities and important decisions that must be made concerning the school adminis-
New equipment, replacement of teachers, and new ideas for improvements for the benefit of the students and
the teachers are the main topics of discussion. This year, nlans for the building of the new school are the most
important item of interest.
Proposed New School
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Mr. I. L. Iverson, superintendent of schools, graduated from Epping, North
Dakota, received his BA from St. Olaf College, and received his ME from
Six years ago he came to New Rockford from Ray, North Dakota where he
was superintendent of schools.
Besides his many other duties, Mr. Iverson teaches the speech class and
coaches the debate teamg he also finds time for hunting and fishing in his
Sp3l'C I'I1Ol'I1el'1IS .
Miss Annie Gunderson, senior high
principal, graduated from Valley City
High School and received her BA from
Valley City State Teachers College.
Before coming to New Rockford six years
ago,she taught at Plentywood, Montana
Miss Gunderson teaches English III
and IV, and has charge of the library.
She is advisor to the senior class and
student council,in addition to being the
director of the contest readings and one
Mr. Henry Aas is a graduate of Vel-
va, High School and received his BA
from Valley City State Teachers Col-
lege. Before coming to New Rockford
he was superintendent at Sharon, North
He is junior high principal and
teaches world history, social science 8,
physics, present day problems, and Phy.
One of his many outside interests is
Miss Barbara Gunstenson is a grad-
uate of Hoople High School. She at-
tended four years of college atlames-
town where she received her BA degree.
She has no particular hobby, but in
her spare time she practices the piano
and gives piano lessons.
Miss Gunstenson teachers junior high
English and chorus, senior high mixed
Chorus, small vocal groups, and is the
eighth grade home room teacher.
Mr. Don Thornton is a graduate of
Fessenden High School. He attended
four years of college at Valley City
Teachers College where he received his
He tells us he likes sports of any kind
for a hobby, but enjoys golf in particular.
Mr. Thornton is our band director and
is in charge of all instrumental music.
He teaches algebra and math.
Mrs. Audrey Larson is a graduate of
Benson County High School in Maddock,
North Dakota. She attended four years
of college at the Agricultural College
in Fargo where she received her BS de-
Her hobbies include: sewing, read-
ing. and needle-work.
Mrs. Larson teaches home econom-
ics I, II, and Ill and is advisor of the
junior class and FHA. She is also one of
the head librarians.
Mr. Vernon Danielson is a graduate
of Abercrombie High School. After at-
tending three colleges, he graduated
from the Agricultural College in Fargo
where he received his BS degree. His
hobbies include: hunting, fishing, and
Mr. Danielson teaches bookkeeping,
agricultural classes, mechanical draw-
ing, general shop, and is advisor of the
Mr.Neil Arntzen, a graduate of Ha-
vana High School and Valley City
Teachers College, spends his spare
moments with sports of any kind. He
attended the Nebraska University at
Lincoln for twoyears and after serving in
the Army came to Valley City to grad-
His classes run in U. S. history, world
geography, social geography, phy. ed.,
higher algebra, and business law. He
coaches our football, basketball, track,
and baseball teams.
Miss Shirley Nelson is a graduate of
Ryder High School and Concordia Col-
lege in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Sewing and reading are Miss Nel-
son's hobbies. Teaching typing, short-
hand, journalism, and advising the
Rocket and Dial staffs keep her busy.
Mr. James Evanson, a graduate of
Alexander Hamilton High SchoolofCul-
ver City, California, and Washington
State University at Pullman, spends his
time collecting almost everything.
He teaches geometry, chemistry,
biology, and math. He directs the sen-
ior and junior class plays and is sopho-
more class advisor and the Science Club
Miss Janet Homutn, a graduate of
College High of Valley City and Valley
City State Teachers College, chooses as
her hobbies, tennis, golf, swimming, and
Teaching all girls' phy. ed., English
II, and sciences '7 is her schedule for a
day. She also advises the seventh grade
THOMAS OLSON .....
Tommy has been in New Rockford
for 45 years. A lot of school duties fall
on Tommy during the school year. He
has to put up all the scenery and is in
charge of the lighting for plays and con-
certs. Some time ago a write up about
allhis years at New Rockford School ap-
peared in the Transcript. His history
has also been given over the Fargo
station, KFGO. We all appreciate every-
thing that Tommy has done for us.
As I Stand Starry-Eyed
It's Not All Work
CHARLES DODDS .....
Charlie has been here for five years,
but it seems so much longer and every-
one thinks of him as a good friend.
Anytime of the day you can see Charlie
sweeping the floors or working over in
the gymn. He is an especially valuable
man when it comes to opening the doors
of the school for those forgotten books
we think about too late.
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"Two tone tenor"
Chorus 43 Boys Quartet 45 Band
2,3,4: Football 1,2,3,4.
"Brains and brawn can't go wrong "
Student Council 3,43 Student
Council Treasurer 3, Vice-Presi-
dent4g Chorus l,2,3,4: Band 1,2,
3,4: Tenor Sax Soloist 1,2,3,4:
Dramatlcs 35 Basketball 1,2,3,4g
Football 1,2,3,4p Football Cap-
tain 4g Rocket Staff 3: Dial
Staff3,4g Dial Editor 4g Sax Trio
25 Track 2,3,4: Debate 2g Quill
8a Scroll 4: Baseball 4: Key to
Peace Winner 3: Valedictorian.
DU WAYNE AFFELDT
Homecoming Royalty 4.
"Life is to live"
Chorus 3,45 Dramatlcs 4.
"Those happy holidays'
FFA 1,2,3,4g FFA Treasurer
3, Secretary 4.
To die-to sleep-no more"
"Shy but not bashful"
Interpretative Reading 4g
One Act Play 4.
ROYCE FRA ZER
"The Glenn Miller of RHS"
bone Soloist 2,35 Basketball 2,3
4: One Act Play 3,4: Track 2,3
5' DARWIN HAAKENSON
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Dial Staff 3,4.
I work for the Wheel
Supt. Iverson 's Secret ary.
FFA 1,2,3: Band 1,2,3,4: Trom-
FFA lg Chorus 3g Football 3.4:
"The happy hot rod"
GAA 4g Chorus 2,3,4g Girls Trio
4: Triple Trio 3: Band 2,3,4g
Band President 4g Dramatics 3,45
Sextette 45 Sweetheart 43 Chorus
Secretary 2,3,4g Dial Staff 4.
"Blow man blow"
Class President 2,3:Chorus 1,2,3,
45 Boys Quartet 4: Mixed Quartet
2: Vocal Soloist 3,43 Cornet
Soloist 3,4: Dramatics 3,4g Bas-
ketball 1,2,3,4: Football 1,2,3,4:
Homecoming Royalty 4g Rocket
Staff 3,4: Rocket Editor 49 Dial
Staff 3,43 Cornet Ensemble 2,3,
4: Track 2,3,4g Debate 25 Quill
and Scroll 45 Salutatorian.
"Me and my Studebaker"
GAA 1,2,3,4g FHA lg FHA
Historian 1: Student Coun-
cil 4g Student Council Sec-
retary 4g Chorus 2,3,4:
Band Secretary 43 Dramat-
ics 4: Band 2,3,4g Home-
coming Queen 4g Rocket
Staff 4g Dial Staff 3,4g
Twirling 1,2,3,43 Quill and
Scroll 4g Cheerleader 1.
"I'm happy in my ignorance "
Chorus 3,43 Dramatics 3.4: Foot-
ball 3.4: Dial Staff 4: Baseball
"Just Dodging around"
FFA 1,2,3,4: FFA Reporter
3,45 Chorus 3,43 Football
StudentCouncil2: Band 1,
2,3,4: Dial Staff 4: Clari-
net Quartet 4.
"There are two important things
in life, men and more men"
Class Vice-President 4: GAA 1,
2,3,4: Chorus 2,3,4: Dramatics 4:
Homecoming Royalty 3: Rocket
Staff 4: Dial Staff 4: Sweetheart
"Jake 81 I are okay"
Class Secretary 3: GAA 1,
2,3:FHA 1: GAA President
3: Chorus 1,2,3,4: Girls
Trio 1,2,3,4: Triple Trio
1,2,3,4: Band 1,2,3,4:
French Horn Soloist l,2,3,
4:Homecoming Royalty 2:
Rocket Staff 4: Band Ma-
jorette 1,2,3,4: Sweetheart
"The friendly farmer"
Class Vice-President 3: FFA 1,2,
3,4: FFA President 4: Basketball
4: Rocket Staff 4.
"Any old Carr will do"
GAA 1,2,3,4: FHA 1: Chorus 2.4:
Dramatics4: Cheerleading 4: Li-
"I'd like to be shy but the girls
won't let me"
FFA 1.3.43 Chorus 2,3,4: Rocket
Staff 4: Dial Staff 4.
"A dark room dynamo"
Dramatics 3.4: Football 3.4:
Rocket Staff 4: Dial Staff 3.4:
Debate 2 .
"The friendly flirt"
FFA 1.2: Chorus 1,2,3.4:
Boys Quartet 4: Mixed
Quartet 2: Band 1,2,3.4:
Baritone Soloist 1.2,3,4:
Dramatics 3.4: Basketball
3: Football 1,2.3: Rocket
Staff 3: Interpretative
Reading4: One Act Play4:
Track 2 3- Debate 2.
"Happy when hunting"
Class President 4: Class Vice-
President 3: Chorus 3.4: Band 1,
2.3: Basketball 1,2,3,4: Football
1,2,3.4: Debate 4: Baseball 4:
Homecoming King 4.
"To be or not to be"
Dramatics 3: Rocket Staft
4: Chorus 1.
"I have found interests at
Class Secretary 45 Chorus
3,45 Boys Quartet 4: Band
1,2,3,45 Band Vice-Presi-
dent 45 Clarinet Soloist 35
Dramatics45 Basketball 2,
35 Football 1,2,3,45 Dial
Staff 3,45 Track 2,45
Clarinet Quartet 4
"Just plain Bill"
Class Secretary 25 GAA 1,
2,35 FHA 15 Chorus 1,2,3,
45 Triple Trio 1,2,3,45
Girls Trio 2,3,45 Mixed
Quartet 25 Alto Voice
Soloist l,2,3,45 Band 1,2,
3,45 Dramatics 3,45 Home-
coming Royalty 35 Rocket
Staff45 Dial staff 45 Cho-
rus President 45 Sax Trio
25 Sweetheart Attendant 4.
"Lucky in love"
Band 1,2,35 Basketball 1,3,
45 Football 1,3,45 Rocket
Staff45 Track 1,2,45 Base-
"l love no man, he is too
Class Vice-President 25
GAA 1,2,3,4: GAA Presi-
dent 45 Vice-President 35
Student Council 3,45 Stu-
dent Council President 45
Vice-President 3, Band 1,
2,3,45 Sax Trio 25 Chorus
1,2,3,45 Dramatics 3,45
Homecoming Royalty 4:
Rocket Staff 45 Dial Staff
3,45 Sweetheart Attendant
"A roving redhead"
Chorus l,2,3,45 Dramatics
"The roving kind"
FFA 1: Football 1,2,3,45
Homecoming Royalty 4.
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G. WESTERHAUSEN D. ZIEGLER
Front row left to ri ht M
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Brecto, S. Baier, J. Dockter, D.
Elken, I. Gillig. Second row:
Mr. Aas, E. Boyer, D. Erman,
P. Dunham, M. Cudworth, K.
Elkins. Back row: R. Jordre, J.
Buss, Q. Georgeson, P. Cannon.
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Front row, left toright: B. Sink-
ler, J. Nielsen, R. Olsen, M.
Owens, S. Womacks. Second
row: D. Nygaard, J. Storwold,
C. Tonn, D. Reisnaur. Back
row: R. Terpening, R. Olson,
P. Weber. Not pictured: G. El-
dridge, A. Holten.
Front row, left to right: D. Ny-
gaard, A. Nelson, I. Iosund, C.
Hall, l. Meier, N. Haug. Sec-
ond row: I. Dockter, L. Jor-
den, R. Endres, J. Knott, D.
Melhouse, A. Nelson. Back
row: D. Kinneberg, G. Mickel-
son, M. Haedt, R. Nelson, C.
President ...... J. Nielsen
Vice -President .... J. Knott
Secretary ....... K. Elkins
Treasurer ....... A. Nelson
Council Rep. ..... M. Haedt
Class Advisor . Mr. Henry Aas
President ..... ............ . . . M. Baier
Vice-President. . ........ . . M. Laber
Secretary ......... ....... N . West
Treasurer ........ . . . .......... R. Saxlund
Council Representative. . . ........... S. Austin
Class Advisor ........ . . . Miss Barbara Gunstenson
Front row, left to right: B.
Berge, R. Christianson, G. Carl-
son, V. Jenson, R. Tonn, H.
Zander, O. Blomquist, I. Dock-
ter. Second row: L. Wangen,
L. Dodds, K. Adams, J. Olson,
L. Michaelson,J. Valer, B. De-
sizlets, Miss Homuth. Third
row: V. Dockter, B. Lyman,
G. Allmaras, M. Anderson, G.
Larson,C. Gillig, G. Sundberg,
S. Walz. Back row: R. Kihl-
strom, J. Erickson, F. Miller,
S. Jordan, J. Hendrickson, B.
Clark. Not Pictured: J. Dun-
Front row, left to right: D.
Valer, J. Johnson, M. McCann,
L. Stenseth, K. Anderson, W.
Salmonson. Second row: D.
Brecto, S. Haas, D. Desizlets,
S. Austin, M. Hanson, E. Her-
da, Miss Gunstenson. Third row:
I. Dunham, L. Satterlund, N.
West, J. Jones, M. Baier, A.
Weisenburger. Back row: M.
Wangen, L. Frazer, G. Affeldt,
R. Saxlund, S. Quitt. Not pic-
tured: M. Laber, J. Olsen, R.
SEVE TH GR DE
President ........ ............ . . . L. Wangen
Vice-President ........ . . R. Kihlstrom
Secretary Treasurer ...... . ..... J. Hendrickson
Council Representative .... ........ L . Wangen
Class Advisor. . .. ...... . . Miss Janet Homuth
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Front row, left to right: E. Beauclair, D. Salmonson, S. Kin-
neberg, C. Berge, J. Nielsen. Second row: I. Anderson, S.
Haas, M. Owens, J. Olsen, D. Lee, J. Moe, K. Stokes. Third
row: L. Johnson, 1. Jones, G. Mickelson, J. Olson, M. Baiers,
R. Olson, D. Anderson, R. Mickelson. Fourth row: I. Knott,
N. Hang, M. Haedt, G. Westerhausen, G. Stone, B. Cannon.
Mr. Don Thornton
The fifty-five piece Concert Band under
the direction of Mr. Donald Thornton end-
ed a very successful year by attaining a
highly superior PLUS rating at the District
Contest. This rating only added to New Rockford's prestige as one of the top
bands in the state.
The contest was a part
of New Rockford's schedule iiii A-
which also included a
Christmas concert and a
spring concert. The Pep
band played at every home
basketball game and at pep
Left to right: John Juel, Roland Culp, Robert Mickelson, Gary bes-
From row, left to right: E. Herda, M. Nelson, F.
Beauclair, L. Bugbee. Second row: K. Haedt, L.
Frazer, D. Melhouse, H. Wales, A. Thompson,
S, Sundberg. Third row: G. Leske, R. Culp, J.
Iuel, H. Hendrickson, B. DuVa1l, 1. Hendrickson,
R. Ericson. Fourth row: B. Myhre, R. Nelson, R.
Olsen, S. Beauclair, N. West, M. Hofstad, D.
Holthe,R. Frazer. Standing: J. Knott, D. Kinne-
Twirlers: Kneeling left to right: Janice Anderson, Cor-
delle Berge, LeAnna Johnson. Standing: June Moe, Drum
The Marching Band also proved its rating as one of the top in the state by
marching at Homecoming and at the District Basketball Tournament.
Woodwind Ensemble Competing for .the band
were eleven soloists and
two ensembles. Nine solo-
ists and the ensembles con-
tinued to the State Contest
at Grand Forks. A total of
thirteen seniors have grad-
uated from the band.
Left to right: Donald Salmonson, Stuart Kinneberg, Susan Haas,
NSTRLIME T LSOLGISTS
R o b e r t E r i c s o n, Tenor Saxophone Blayne Myhre, Baritone June Moe, French Horn
John Juel, Coronet Janice Anderson, Twirler Loretta Bugbee, Flute
Janelle Knott, Snare Drum Jackie Nielsen, Piccolo Roderick Olsen, Trombone
Milton Haedt, Sousaphone Susan Haas, Clarinet
CCAL GROUP A DSOLOISTS
Senior High Trio 1'
Ma le Quartet
Pictured, left to right: Harriet Hendrickson, Shir-
ley Sundberg, June Moe.
Standing, left to right: John Juel, Donald Salmon-
son, Blayne Myrhe, Robert Cannon.
Iunior High Trio
Stand ing, left to right: Beverly Sinkler, Joan Dock-
ter, Jackie Nielsen.
get 5. 3 at is A A
Front row, left to right: A, Holten, J. Nielsen, D. Lee, I. Quamme, J. Foster, J. Nelson, S. Sundberg. Second
row: L. Bugbee, S. Holtz, C. Halquist, C. Clark, J. Larson, H. Wales, H. Hendrickson. Third row: R. Nelson,
A. Larson, C. Michelsen,J. Iuel, J. Anderson, G. Rybus, J. Utecht. Back row: D. Holthe, R. Ericson, R. Mickle-
son, D. Nelson, D. Salmonson, M. Hofstad, H. Anderson.
Junior High Choir
Back row, left to right: K. Anderson, S. Jordon, M. Wangen, J. Dunham,
G. Affeldt, R. Saxlund, S. Quitt, D. Disizlets. Fourth row: L. Stenseth, M.
Hanson, S. Austin, B. Clark, V. Docter, I. Satterlund, A. Weisenburger,
F. Miller, J. Johnson. Third row: G. Larson, C. Gillig, G. Sundberg, D.
Brecto, S. Walz, J. Erickson, R. Kihlstrom, M. McCann, W. Salmonson, .
Second row: J. Dockter, K. Adams, B. Desizlets, L. Michaelson, I. Valer,
B. Luman, G. Allmaras, M. Anderson, Miss Barbara Gunstenson. Front row:
B. Berge, R. Christianson, G. Carlson, V. Jenson, O. Blomquist, H. Zander,
R. Tonn, L. Wangen, L. Dodds, D. Valer.
Front row, left to right: G. Whetham,N. Carlson, D. Elken, K. Elkins, J. Moe,
M. Owens, C. Berge, B. Sinkler. Second row: E. Hulbert, L. Thompson, K.
Haedt, A. Thompson, J. Knott, K. Stokes, J. Knott, M. Nelson. Third row: K.
Saxlund, A. McCann, M. Tonn, I. Hubert, L. Johnson, B. Cannon, D. Holten,
P. Cannon. Back row: B. Myrhe, N. Jore, D. Boe, M. Haedt, B. DuVall, D.
Nielsen, R. Olson, G. Leske.
The sixty-one voice choir is recruited from the
freshmen, sophomore,ju.nior,and senior classes. The
group meets three days a week and is under the di-
rection of Miss Barbara Gunstenson. Miss Doreen
Lee is the accompanist.
At Christrnas and in the Spring the chorus gave their
two annual concerts. They partici-
pated in the Devils Lake Contest and -
received a highly superior rating.
This is the first acappella choir
we have had in the history of the
school. Accomplishing much during
the year, it proved to be a great suc-
Left to right: Beverly Sinkler, Cordelle Berge, Jackie
Nielsen, June Moe, Shirley Sundberg, and Harriet Hen-
Miss Barbara Gunstenson
District Tourney Rockets Slated
March 4, 5, 6 To Face Harvey
At Carrington Or Carrington
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JQUR ALISM CLASS RESPONSIBLE
The Rocket Staff is
made up of mostly jour-
nalism students who
spend their class periods
writing stories for the
Miss Shirley Nelson
Six papersa year are
published by the staff
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Vol. 8 NEW ROCKFORD, N. D., FEB. 15, 1954 No. 4
AIMS OF THE ROCKET
O Enjoyment of the Students
9 Promote Ideals of Democracy
O Develop Initiative and Original Thinking
0 Create a Link Between the Home and the School
mo' Enrron ............... .....,................................... J oHN N. JUEL
Ass't. Editor ...... . .........., Janice Utecht
Feature Editor ..............................,...., Arden Thompson
Fashion Editor ...............,........r......................... June Moe
through the local Trans -
Doing a fine job, John
Juel, has edited the Roc -
ket during the past year
with Miss Nelson acting
Sports Editors , .... Neil Taverna and Gary Kolsrud
Business Manager .,..... ........... . .. ........ Bill Rosenberg
Circulation Managers Karen Haedt and Janice Larson
Shirley Sundberg, Alice McCann, Betty Pister,
Dennis Nelson, David Baugatz.
ADVISOR ......... .. ,... . SHIRLEY ANN NELSON
Positions for the paper
are picked by Miss Nel-
son at the beginning of
Each student is al-
lowed to print his own
view of the stories as-
When the staff isn't
making a Rocket, Miss
Nelson keeps them busy
learning how to write
and construct stories of
Front row, left to right: J. Moe,N. Taverna, A. Thompson. J. Utecht, I. Juel, G. Kolsrud. Back row: B. Pister,
B. Rosenberg. J. Larson, K. Haedt, D. Nelson, S. Sundberg, A. McCann, D. Baugatz, Miss Nelson.
Front row, left to right: K. Haedt, D. Lee. L. Johnson, C.
Berge,M. Ness, H. Wales, A. McCann. Second row: H. Hen-
drickson, K. Stokes, S. Sundberg, B. Myhre, H. Anderson, A.
Thompson, J. Larson, J. Utecht. Third row: MissS. Nelson,
I. Anderson, D. Salmonson, D. Nelson, D. Haakenson, D.
Holten, S. Kinneberg, M. Hofstad, R. Ericson, D. Nielsen, W.
Rosenberg. J. Juel, B. DuVall.
The Dial Staff this year worked long and hard to produce
a superior Dial. They all spent their spare time to bring this
book to you. We will let you draw the conclusions as to their l
The editor this year was Robert Ericson with Alice McCann as assistant editor. John Juel presided as business
manager with Harry Anderson as his assistant.
The artist for our annual this year was Darwin Haakenson. Circulation manager was Karen Haedt,
QUILL A ND SCROLL
Quill and Scroll is the Interna-
tional Honorary Society for High
Schoollourna lists. There are both
scholastic and journalistic re-
quirements to meet by its candi-
We have three charter mem-
bers: Robert Ericson, Karen
Haedt, and John Juel. Miss Nel-
son is their advisor.
There will be an initiation
next fall for junior members.
Standing, left to right: Robert Ericson, Miss Nelson, John JueL Seated:
TUDE. T COUNCIL
Back row, left to right: L. Wangen, M. Haedt, S. Autin, R. Mickelson, G. Westerhausen. Front row: H. Ander-
son, 1. Utecht, R. Ericson, A. Thompson, K. Haedt, MissGunderson,Advisor.
Our Student Council is another fine activity sponsored by the students ofNew Rockford High School: The Coun-
cil includes ten members which are voted in by the entire junior and senior high. Membership is based on one
member for the seventh, eighth, and ninth grade classes. Two for the sophomore and Juniors and the seniors have
three with the president inclusive.
Officers were A. Thompson, president, R. Ericson, vice-president, J. Utecht, treasurer, K. Haedt, secretary.
The Council sponsored a clothing drive, a safe driving project, which is in the making, and the Winter Formal.
A special period is held every two weeks for Student Council meetings.
WINTER FORMAL OF 1953
Meyer, R. Holcomb, C. Tonn, G. Cooper, R. Endres, R. Nelson.
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
Back row, left to right: B. Walz, A. Omoth, G. Kolsrud, D. Throlson, N.
Jore,Q.Jorgenson. Third row: A. Larson, D. Anderson, P. Weber, M. Haedt,
D. Nelson, R. Wangen, R. Terpening. Second row: R. Jordre, B. Weber, L.
Jordre, R. Christ, D. Laber, V. Danielson, Advisor. Seated: R. Olsen, L.
There were twenty-five
members in Future Farmers
of America this year.
Their team ranked first
in the judging of Brown
Swiss Cattle at the Dairy
Show in Jamestown.
Asaresult of their good
work throughout the year,
they took a trip to Garrison.
Serving as preside nt last
year was Gary Kolsrud as-
sisted by Donald Laber,
Jore, reporter, Darrell An-
derson, treasurerg Roger
Christ, secretary, Lorren
Jordre, sentinelg and Dan-
iel Throlson, officer-at-
large. Mr. Vern Danielson
serves as their advisor.
Last fall the Future
Homemakers of America
attended the district rally
at Jamestown. They have
an annual Christmas party.
At Easter they made tray
favors for the hospital.
The officers for this year
were: Ihlys Hulbert, pres-
identg Marianne Owens,
Knott, secretary, Ann Hol-
ten, treasurerg Darlene El-
kins, historian, and Laura
Back row, left to right: E. Terpening, I. Hulbert, J. Knott, S. Rasmusson, A.
Mc Cann, J. Utecht, L. Jordan, J. Dockter. Third row: L. Johnson, C. Iore,
E. Boyer,I. Storwell, P, Dunham, D. Erman, E. Hulbert, A. Nelson, E. Smith.
Second row: S. Womacks, S. Baier, M. Cudworth, A, Nelson, K. Elkins, D.
Melhouse, D, Nygaard, Mrs. Larson, advisor. Front row: M. Owens, C. Hall,
J. Josund, L. Christopherson, D. Elken, J. Nielsen, M. Brecto, B. Sinkler, I.
Back row, left to right: G.
Leske, S. Fujiwara, A, Larson,
C. Michelsen, D. Anderson, G.
Stone, R. Anderson, Mr. Even-
son, Advisor. Front row: S.
I-lo1tz,I. Quamme, J. Knott, L.
Bugbee, R. Wangen, R. Mickel-
Back row, left to right: C.
Michelsen, I. L. Iverson, Coach
Front row: K. Saxlund, D. Niel-
sen, J. Foster,
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L. Thompson, J. Anderson, K.
Stokes,J. Foster, S. Rasmusson,
H. Hendrickson, K. Haedt, I.
Hulbert, A. Thompson, S. Sund-
berg. Fourth row: D. Lee, A.
Mc Cann, M. Christiansen, J.
Utecht, L. Johnson, J. Dunham,
J. Knott, E. Hulbert, L. Frazer,
C.Clark. Third row: J. Knott,
I.Jones,K. Elkins, I. Mehlhoff,
M. Baier, J. Moe, I. Larson, K.
Saxlund, S. Austin, S. Baiet,
B. Josund. Second row: Miss
Homuth, Advisor, C. Hallquist,
D. Birkholz, A. Weisenburger,
B. Clark, J. Hendrickson, M.
Owens, L. Christopherson, S.
Haas, E. l-lerda, D. Desizlets.
Front row: J. Quamme, C.
Berge, L. Bugbee, J. Nielsen,
L. Stenseth, M. McCann, K.
Anderson, I. Johnson, J. Olson,
K. Adams, G. Carlson, R.
F IURSS Ur HUCKXEUIT
King David and Queen Karen
Chosen for the 1953 homecoming theme
was "Oil" Complying with homecoming rules,
all the girls wore skirts and sloppy shirts,
while the boys wore jeans, sloppy shirts, and
Taking honors in the homecoming parade
were the juniors with their first prize floatg
the sophomores took second, and the seniors
Elected to reign over the homecoming
festivities were King David Nielsen and Queen
Karen Haedt. Attending the Queen were: Jan-
ice Anderson, Arden Thompson, and Shirley
Holtz, who were escorted by John Juel, Du-
Wayne Affeldt, and Richard Ziegler.
During the half of the New Rockford-Leeds
homecoming game, the King and Queen were
crowned, and the Queen and her Court were
presented with corsages.
To conclude a successful homecoming
which began the preceding night with the snake
dance, New Rockford won their homecoming
game Z6 to 6 over Leeds. Following the game
ahomecoming dance was held in the basement
of the gymnasium.
Back row, left to right: Janice Anderson,
DuWayne Affeldt, Arden Thompson, John
Juel, Shirley Holtzg seated: Queen Karen
Haedt and King David Nielsen.
The royal couple is crowned
The royal court
, 0 E-ACT PLAY CAST
Front row, left to right: B. Myhre and J, Utecht, Back row: M. Flowers, R.
Frazer, and Miss Gunderson, director.
This year New Rockford again competed in the one -act play contest at Devils
Lake. The contest was held earlier this year than last year, so practice began
late in January. "The Giant's Stair" was the name of the play chosen by the di-
rector, Miss Annie Gunderson. Holding character roles in the play were Marlys
Flowers as Til, a mentally unbalanced womang
Janice Utecht took the part of Mrs. Weatherbum,
Til's older sisterg Royce Frazer had the part of Mr.
Bane, the sheriff concerned with the disappearance
of Mrs. Weatherburn's husbandg with Blayne Myhre
taking the part of the prosecuting attorney.
Superior. the highest rating awarded in the one-
act play division, was attained for Central High for
the production of "The
Glam S Stan' Maryls Flowers
Interest in inter-
pretative reading ran
high with four entrants
ISHS! FOSICY participating in the
contest held at Devils Lake on February
17. Blayne Myhre was the only boy entrant
from New Rockford, and he lwas awarded
the only highly superior in the New Rock-
ford group. Blayne's reading was "The
Explorer" by Rudyard Kipling. Two su-
periors were attained by New Rockford
participants. One was given to Janet Foster
for her excerpt from "A Man Called Peter"
by Katherine Marshallg the other was obtained by Janice Utecht on her selection
"The Murder of Lidice" by Edna Millay. A rating of excellent was attained
by Marlys Flowers on her reading "White Cliffs' by Alice Duet Miller.
Front row, left to right: J, An-
derson, H, Wales, I. Nelson, D.
Lee, I. Utecht, A. Mc Cann,
Second row, left to right: C.
Westerhausen, K. Stokes, M.
Quitt, H. Anderson, M. Hofstad,
M. Tonn, E. Terpening. Back
row, left to right: D. Weber, D.
Nystrom, R. Culp, D. Labor, D.
Holthe, D. Holton, D. Boe, B.
DuVall, Mr. Evenson, director.
JLI ICR CLASS PLAY
The Junior Class Play, "You Can't Take It With You," held Tuesday, No-
vember 24, 1954, was a great success. This group consisted of eighteen jun-
iors who worked hard with Mr. James Evenson for their accomplishment.
The Senior Class Play, "You Can't Kiss Caroline," was held on Tuesday,
April 6, 1954. Taking the leads were Shirley Sunclberg as Caroline and Den-
nis Nelson as Joe. Fifteen students, under the direction of Mr. James Even-
SENIOR CLASS PLAY
Front row, left to right: H. Hen-
drickson,J. Larson, H. Mehlhoff,
G. Whetham, N. Carlson. Second
row, left to right: D. Salmonson,
K. Haedt, A. Thompson, S, Sund-
berg, M. Flowers, B. Myhre, B.
Ericson. Back row, left to right:
Mr. Evenson, director, D. Niel-
sen, D. Holten, D. Nelson, N.
lore, G. Kolsrud, S. Kinneberg,
I. Iuel, R. Christ.
Junior Class President and Date
The First Lutheran Church of New Rockford was the scene of the Junior-Senior banquet which was held on
Saturday evening May 15. Centerpieces made as richshays, Chinese men on nutcups, and menus written in
Chinese carried out the Chinatown theme.
A welcome was given by Junior class president David Boe, and responded to by Senior class president David
Nielsen. Mr, Mattson, president of the borad of education, and Supt, I. L. Iverson congratulated the departing
Seniors. Janice Larson and Janice Utecht gave a humorous side to the program by their few words on the "Class
At 9:15 p.m. dancing to Eugene Kahn's band began in the gymnasium decorated with a blue crepe paper ceiling
and walls of rock paper. At the end of the room were cherry trees, banking the stage where punch was served.
leading the grand march of 45 couples was David Boe and his date, followed by David Nielsen and his date.
Thirty-one seniors took part in a class night that followed a musical theme entitled, "A MUSICAL TOUR OF
THE UNITED STATES," Giving the talented class a chance to show their ability in the musical field in which
they were so outstanding. Some comical acts were also presented. Following this awards were given to members
of the class, June Moe received the Music Award: Arden Thompson, the Citizenship Award, Bob Ericson the
valedictory and the Faculty Award, John Juel the salutatory Award and the North Dakota Bar Association Consti-
Senior Service was held on May 23, in the high school auditorium. The sermon was given by Rev. R. S, jones
who stressed the three most important things of life: time, memory, and kindness. The chorus sang several re-
ligious songs. Following the services, the senior mothers held a reception in the home economics room.
On May 27, graduation exercises were held. The speaker for the service was Roy Swenson of Dickinson. Rev.
Elmer West gave invocation and benediction at the service. Presentment of the diplomas was made by Mr. N. B.
Nielsen. Playing the processional and recessional was the band, Senior members of the a cappella choir sang
"Halls of Ivy". Robert Ericson gave the valedictory speech, John Juel the salutatory speech.
While the class motto was "He conquers who conquers himself", their colors were blue and silver, and the class
flower, the white rose.
Award Winner Class Night Hepcats
After a short but enjoyable summer we, the freshman class of 1950, said
"Bon Voyage" as we started the longjourney across the Sea of Education on the
good ship New Rockford High School. Our captain that year, Neil Taverna, had
a first mate named Gary Kolsrud. Steward to the Student Council was Donald
Dahlquist, and Royce Frazer was the log keeper. Mr. Stuckenbruck had the
job of pilot. We had a large class of 45 members.
Cne of our many activities as freshmen was the annual initiation party for
all new members in the junior high.
Supporting the B team at their basketball games were Karen Haedt, June
Moe, Myrnice Berge, and Connie Michelsen.
This year we were eligible to join the concert choir.
After a quiet voyage on the first leg of the journey across the Sea of Edu-
cation, we advanced in seamanship rating to sophomores. The wonder ofthe
advancement was a change in scenery from the lower deck to the sun-baked
upper deck with seniors and juniors.
The second leg of our journey proved to have a few spots of roughweather
in the English ll department.
Our captain this eventful year was John Juel who presided over a class of
40 members. The helpful first mate was Arden Thompson with Shirley Sund-
berg as the log keeper. Our all important steward of the Student Council was
Stuart Kinneberg. The pilot of this educational course was Mr. Rhoades.
Among our many activities were the chorus, band, dramatics, and all types
of athletic endeavors.
That year as a part of our contribution to the homecoming festivities we
elected June Moe as our homecoming attendant.
In the musical department we had many band members and a large number
of chorus members. June Moe and Shirley Sundberg were members of the
girls trio. Band soloists were Royce Frazer, Blayne Myhre, Bob Ericson,
and June Moe.
Finally the big year has arrived and we entered our little boat as juniors.
Big plans were held for us this year. We had to sponsor the prom, a class
play, and were involved in many extra curricular activities. All this and still
maintaining passing marks put us to a real test.
Again leading us over the sea was Captain John Juel. His first mate was
David Nielsen, with June Moe as log keeper and Connie Michelsen as money
holder. Mrs. Larson was our pilot.
We presented as our class play, "We Shook the Family Tree," and sold
pop at all the games.
June Moe led our band as majorette. John Juel, Royce Frazer, June Moe,
Blayne Myhre, Bob Ericson, and Don Salmonson were band soloists. Blayne,
Bob, and Don all rated highly superior at the district contest. The band got
highly superior at both the district and state contests.
Janice Larson and Shirley Sundberg had the honor of being homecoming
We were allowed two representatives from our class on the Student Coun-
cil. They were Arden Thompson and Bob Ericson.
Royce Frazer turned dramatic and went out for the one-act contest play
which got superior Kthe highest rating given, at both the district and state con-
Myrnice Berge rated highly superior in her reading and Connie Michelsen
rated highly superior in her extemporaneous speech at both the district and
Many of the boys went out for the basketball and football teams.
Connie Michelsen and Harriet Hendrickson were chosen to attendGirls State
at Grand Forks and Connie was given the honor of attending Girls Nation in
At last we reached the highest rating in seamanship that could be bestowed
upon us, the title of Seniors. This last trip was the closing leg of our long
journey across the rough Sea of Education.
David Nielsen was the captain. Janice Larson worked as first mate and
Donald Salmonson filled the log. We were allowed three members in the Stu-
dent Council. Arden Thompson was chosen the president. Bob Ericson and
Karen Haedt were regular members. Miss Gunderson was our pilot.
Blayne Myhre won highly superior in his reading at the contest and Royce
Frazer, Marlys Flowers, and Blayne Myhre acted in the one-act contest play,
"The Giants'Stair," which rated superior, the highest rating given to any
plays at the contest.
Many of the boys went out for basketball again this year. David Nielsen
was chosen captain, with John Juel, Bob Ericson, Royce Frazer, Neil Taverna,
and Gary Kolsrud as seniors on the team.
Despite arainy evening the school had its annual homecoming snake dance
and bonfire. The students voted Karen Haedt and David Nielsen the king and
queen. Their senior attendants were Arden Thompson and John Juel. We
trounced the Leeds Lions 26-6 on the ship's stadium. Feeling victorious, we
held a dance at the gym.
This year for the first time we had a St. Valentine Day dance and elected
a Sweetheart. Supt. I. L. Iverson announced that Harriet Hendrickson was the
Sweetheart and presented her with a box of candy and a bouquet of roses.
Many students from our class participated in the band and chorus. At the
contests the chorus got highly superior. The boys quartet, made up of senior
boys, rated highly superior. The girls trio, made up of senior girls, rated sup-
The band got the honors this year with highly superior plus. There were
twelve seniors in band. The senior soloists who rated highly superior were
June Moe, Blayne Myhre, Bob Ericson. John Juel rated superior.
Our theme for class night was a "Musical Tour of the United States."
Representing our class as valedictorian is Bob Ericson, John Juel is salu-
tatorian. Our class flower is the white rose: our class colors, blue and silverg
and the class motto: "He Conquers Who Conquers Himself."
We stand at attention aboard ship to receive our honorable discharge from
high school to close this section of the history of the Class of '54,
Washington, D. C .
We the Seniors of Central High School, City of New Rockford, County of
Eddy, State of North Dakota, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby make,
publish, and declare this to be our last will and testament, hereby revoking any
will or wills heretofore made by us.
I, DU WAYNE AFFELDT, will my tumbling ability to Richard Brecto.
I, BOB CANNON, will my National Guard rank of Private E-l to Bernell
I, NELLIE CARLSON, will my many nights at Tiffany Hall to Helen Wales.
I, ROGER CHRIST, will my ability to have make-up slips in on time to
I, BOB ERICSON, will my 'hot' sax to Guy Lombardo.
I, MARLYS FLOWERS, will my long walk to school to Rolland Culp.
I, ROYCE FRAZER, will my ability to high jump to Myron Hofstad.
I, JOAN FRENCH, will my catnaps in English to Sue Fujiwara.
I, DONNA GILLIG, will my long hours in the office to Gary Westerhausen.
I, DARWIN HAAKENSON, will my "Merry Olds" to Roger Holcomb.
I, KAREN HAEDT, will my white barn to basketball lovers.
I, HARRIET HENDRICKSON, will my patience with boys to Doreen Lee.
I, DAROLD HOLTEN, will my ability to get along with teachers to Robert
I, NORMAN JORE, will my Phy. Ed. brand of basketball to Harry Ander-
I, JOHN JUEL, will my golden-throated cornet to Louie Armstrong.
I, STUART KINNEBERG, will my physics know-how to Charles Baier.
I, GARY KOLSRUD, will my record to be on time to typing II to Marilyn
I, JANICE LARSON, will my late nights at school to Marlene Tonn.
I, HELEN MEHLHOFF, will my work in the ag. office to Melvin Quitt.
I, JUNE MOE, will my sober expression to Bruce DuVall.
BLAYNE MYHRE, will my rust free vocal cords to Marjorie Nelson.
DENNIS NELSON, will my long hours at the piano to Dwight Moritz.
I, DAVID NIELSON, will my debating ability to David Boe.
I, BETTY PISTER,will my double negatives for developing to Janice Buss.
I, BILL ROSENBERG, will my curly hair to the Toni Company for research.
I, DON SALMONSON, will my motorcycle to anyone daring enough to ride
I. SHIRLEY SUNDBERG, will my vocal talent to Donald Holten.
I, NEIL TAVERNA, will my prolonged study periods to Edwin Elkins.
I, ARDEN THOMPSON, will my magnetic personality to Phyllis Smith.
I, GLORIA WHETHAM, will my trips to Montana to Phyllis Zander.
I, DICK ZIEGLER, will my love for school to David Weber. -
We, the Seniors of 1954 leave:
To Superintendentl. L. Iverson, the H-Bomb to aid him in controlling Cen-
tral High next year. 5
To Miss Gunderson, our knowledge of English.
To Mr. Aas, all the ties in the world.
To Mr. Thornton, our extra bump and sour notes.
To Mr. Arntzen, an ll-man football team for next year.
To Miss Nelson, our typewriting crumbs for her scrap book.
To Miss Gunstenson, happiness in her new life.
To Mrs. Larson, one undamaged new Ford.
To Mr. Danielson, a new school bus.
To Mr. Evanson, an air-conditioned chemistry room.
To Miss Homuth, a class of hard studying seventh graders.
To the seventh grade, all the slightly used, forgotten wads of gum under
the assembly desks.
To the eighth grade, our ability to obey orders the first time they are is-
To the freshman, our ability to put on plays.
To the sophomores, our good manners, generosity, and good looks.
To the juniors, our success of our high school days.
To Charlie Dodd, all the black heel marks left on newly polished floors
To Tommy Olson, an automatic rope puller for the 8:30 and 12:45 signals.
To the school board, an additional ten feet of land for the new school.
Signed, the Class of '54
Charles Dodds and Thomas Olson, Witnesses
We bring you the class of '54,
A group we know you do adore,
Meet this our gang: we're full of cheer
We know that we'll soon begin a career.
First comes our president, so gay and so willing,
With David Nielsen our class needs no billing.
Our beaming vice-president is always on hand,
She's Janice Larson, a leader so grand.
Don Salmonson comes next, secretary-treasurer
With Janice around he's in a "dizz."
Mr. Salutatorian, we address John Juelg
That cornet he plays is the envy of the school.
Karen Haedt we named as Homecoming Queen:
The convertible she rides in is really a dream.
Arden Thompson is student council president
On her judgment we are dependent.
Bob Ericson, valedictorian by name,
With his singing saxophone he'll ride on to fame.
June Moe, drum majorette so grand,
Does beautiful work when she leads the band.
Helen Mehlhoff, our cheerleader so small,
When it comes to pep, she's really on the ball.
Stuart Kinneberg, a photographer of fame,
Uses "Spasmodic" for his middle name.
Joan French, our dark-haired gal,
In dictation and typing, she's really a pal.
Neil Taverna, a bridegroom-to-be,
To June's happiness, he holds the key.
Richard Ziegler is in the same class,
He's deeply in love with a Dunseith lass.
Darold Holten, so beaming and bright,
Using big words is his delight.
Gloria Whetham, our only red-heady
To Melvin Koplin is soon to be wed.
Royce Frazer chose Navy career,
He leaves Bev on shore to shed a tear.
Gary Kolsrud lives a block from school
He has trouble getting to typing, as a rule.
Darwin Haakensen, attendant at the Service Station
Will pick art for his occupation.
Norman Jore, our football star,
Could block and tackle either near or far.
Roger Christ is a farmer of fame,
But for make-up slips he's earned quite a name.
Shirley Sundberg, our much famed alto,
Would much rather to Oberon go.
Betty Pister, our three-year student
In speech class her talks are often affluent.
Dennis Nelson acted in the Senior Play,
All girls would be banished if he had his way.
Blayne Myhre, our big time singer,
When it comes to "monkey shines," he's a "humdinger
Harriet Hendrickson, our Valentine Sweetheart,
ln chorus, she's outstanding in her part.
Donna Gillig, secretary to the superintendent,
On skating she really is dependent.
Billy Rosenberg, our photographer bright,
Likes his "dark rooms" better than light.
Marlys Flowers, our dramatic "Til,"
When it comes to acting, she fits the bill.
Nellie Carlson, so demure and so trim,
You never see her without a grin.
Bob Cannon, a mechanic so bright,
Works on his car both day and night.
DuWayne Affeldt pitches so fast
You never see the ball when it goes past.
This is our story:
This is our taleg
We'd like to admit
That we didn't fail
To keep our school spirit
Strong, bright, and high,
We cherish all memories of years gone by.
Strange things happen to us sometimes, and mysterious gifts are apt to
fall "out of everywhere" into our hands just when we least expect them. Even
though I said I would never again be surprised at anything, I was willing to
take back my words whenanewspaper dropped into my lap from out of nowhere.
You can't imagine my amazement when I read the name and date--"New Rock-
ford Transcript--May 27, 1964." Where did it come from? And what did it
signify to me?
I never could stand suspense, especially when means of satisfying my cur-
iosity were right at hand. I opened the paper quickly and from the records of
ten years yet to come here are some of the things I read concerning the where-
abouts of the seniors of 1954:
DU WAYNE AFFELDT has taken over Willie Hopp's place as world billiards
BOB CANNON is a tenor in the Metropolitan Opera.
NELLIE CARLSON is owner of Tiffany Hall.
ROGER CHRIST is manager of the new Farmers' Onion Oil Company.
BOB ERICSON has disproved Einstein's theory.
MARLYS FLOWERS is a model for Madame DeSelle's Ready-To-Wear in Gup-
ROYCE FRAZER is the new owner of Sundberg's Paint and Linoleum store.
JOAN FRENCH is the star of her own TV show---"My Friend Frenchie."
DONNA GILLIG is a secretary for the President of the United States.
DARWIN HAAKENSON is the chief tire-patcher for the Cities Service Station.
KAREN HAEDT is the new "star" in the "All-Bright" show.
HARRIET HENDRICKSON is the first woman in the FBI.
DAROLD HOLTEN is the budget manager for Archie Campbell's Construction.
NORMAN JORE is coach of the All-American Redheads.
JOHN JUEL is the vocalist for the Hormel All Girls Orchestra.
STUART KINNEBERG is the chief photographer for the I-C-U-2 Magazine.
GARY KOLSRUD is trying to make Fords go past 90 miles per hour.
JANICE LARSON is the first lady mayor of Bremen.
HELEN MEHLHOFF is the first lady Casanova--Her motto, "Love 'Em and
JUNE MOE is the wife of the famous coach for the Barlow Bombers.
BLAYNE MYHRE is the inspiring president of the Silence Club.
DENNIS NELSON is still running away from the girls.
DAVID NIELSEN is the fashion designer for Marilyn Monroe.
BETTY PISTER is a rancher's wife at Melville.
BILL ROSENBERG is a photographer for the "Peep" Magazine.
DON SALMONSON is test driver for jet-motorcycles.
SHIRLEY SUNDBERG is the new TV star of "Just Plain Bill."
NEIL TAVERNA is coach of the Barlow Bombers.
ARDEN THOMPSON is star of the new show, "I Love Men."
GLORIA WHETHAM is the author of that best-seller--"I Love Melvin."
RICHARD ZIEGLER is the owner of the new bus line between New Rockford
These are the things I have found most interesting. I have been glad to
pass them on to you and share with you this remarkable discovery of mine.
I hope it may answer for you, as satisfactorily as it has for me, the all-im-
portant question, "What is going to become of the Class of l954?"
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Front row, left to right: D. Ziegler, P. Cannon, D. Holten, N. Taverna, R. Ziegler, D. l-lolthe, D. Holten, W.
Rosenberg, D. Moritz. Second row, left to right: G. Westerhausen, R. Ericson, D. Kinneberg, D. Nielsen, D.
Haakenson, M, Quitt, I. Juel, E. Quitt, R. Mickelson. Back row, left to right: R, Cannon, M. Hofstad, D. Sal-
monson, B. Myhre, H. Anderson, D. Boe, N. lore, Coach Arntzen.
New Rockfordin 1953 entered, for the first time, the field of six-man foot-
ball. The team had a very successful season winning the CNDC title and com-
piling aseason's record of 5 wins, 1 loss, and 1 tie. Reason for going to six-
man ball was given as a lack of manpower.
Members of the large 25 man squad who will not be returning for the 1954
season include: Captain Bob Ericson, 4 year lettermang David Nielsen, 3 year
lettermang Richard Ziegler, 3 year lettermang Don Salmonson, 2 year letter-
mang John Juel, Z year lettermang Norman Jore, 2 year lettermang Bob Can-
non, Z year lettermang Neil Taverna, Z year lettermang Bill Rosenberg, 2
year lettermang Darwin Haakenson, 2 year lettermang Darold Holten, 1 year
letterman, and Blayne Myhre, 1 year letterman.
Prospects for next year's squad are about average as Coach Arntzen has
only eight returning lettermen.
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Captain Robert Ericson and Coach Arntzen
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Darwin Haakenson Norman Jore Robert Cannon Darold Holten
Dwight Moritz Harry Anderson Myron Hofstad Robert Mickelson
David Nielsen Neil Taverna
David Boe Donald Holthe
Robert Ericson Gary Westerhausen
Bill Rosenberg Blayne Myhre
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The A team cheerleaders were the spark of the
pep club. Among their many responsibilities was the
homecoming snake dance and the pep rallies before
all the home games. During the entire year they
showed a great deal of pep and high spirit.
Left to ri ht Janet Knott Darlene Elken,
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Jackie Nielsen, Karen Elkins.
The junior high cheerleaders were composed of
three 8th graders and one 7th grader. Their uniforms
were blue skirts and gold blouses.
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Up: Janice Anderson, Karen Stokes, Jo Marie
Quamme, Helen Mehlhoff.
Four freshmen girls made up the squad of B team
cheerleaders. They showed their pep and enthusiasm
as they led their team to many victories.
Left to right: Susan Haas, Karen Anderson,
Janice Olson, Mary Baier.
Front row, left to right: Coach
Arntzen, H. Anderson, D. Niel-
sen, R, Frazer, R, Ericson, N.
Taverna. Back row, left to
right: G. Kolsrud, R. Mickel-
son, M. Hofstad, B. DuVall, J,
Iuel, R. Wangen, M. Quitt.
Front row, left to right: G.
Westerhausen, R. Mickelson,
M. Haedt, E. Quitt, A. Omoth,
E. Elkins. Back row, left to
right: G. Leske, D, Moritz, D.
Anderson, R. Wangen, G. Stone,
JUNIOR HIGH SQUAD
Front row, left to right: R.
Endres, D. Kinneberg, M.
Haedt, G. Mickelson, R. Nel-
son, N. West, R. Jordre. Back
row,left to right: C. Tonn, D.
Reisnaur, P. Cannon, R. Tilla-
paugh, M. Laber, N. Haug,
Robert Mickelson Gary Kolsrud Melvin Quitt
The Central High Rockets under Coach Neil Arntzen climaxed one of their
best seasons in a number of years by copping third place in the District Tourna-
During the year the team played several outstanding games but they had their
off-nights and finished the year with 14 wins and 8 losses.
Those who will not be returning are Captain David Nielsen, 3 year lettermang
Bob Ericson, 3 year lettermang Royce Frazer, 3 year lettermang Neil Taverna, 2
yearletterman, John Juel, 1 year letterman, and Gary Kolsrud, 1 year letterman.
Prospects for next year's team are brighter than usual with six lettermen re-
turning. They are: Harry Anderson, Myron Hofstad, Bruce DuVall, Melvin Quitt,
Bob Mickelson, and Richard Wangen.
1953-1954 RECORD 89 Maddock 46
N,R, Opponents 34 fConf. Tourneyj Drake 35
50 Cooperstown 35 55 Maddock 27
56 Fessenden 43 53 Fessenden 47
44 Park River 56 52 Sheyenne 40
65 Mc Clusky 43 55 fOvertimeJ Carrington 56
68 Minot Model 66 87 Drake 49
48 Leeds 63 83 Ft. Totten 63
51 Drake 36 53 Harvey 58
65 QOvertimeQ Carrington 66 71 fDist. Tourney! Mc Clusky 47
33 Harvey 55 57 fDist. Tourneyj Harvey 65
64 Sheyenne 53 53 fDist. Tourneyl Fessenden 49
Captain Dave Nielsen and Coach Arntzen
Bruce DuVall Richard Wangen John Juel Robert Ericson
ROCKETS IN ACTIO
The 1954 edition of the New Rockford High School thinclads which was built
around four lettermen, Royce Frazer, Harry Anderson, John Juel, and Bob Ericson
enjoyed a very good track season. Under Coach Arntzen's direction the squad
competed in five meets.
The biggest surprise of the season was when the Rockets captured the CNDC
track crown for the first time in thirteen years. Paced by Royce Frazer and good
teamwork the Rockets compiled a total of thirty-five points to twenty-eight and
one-half for runner-up Rugby.
The half-mile relay team of Royce Frazer, Harry Anderson, John Juel, and Bob
Ericson retained their CNDC title as they won that event for the second straight
year. In the District Meet the relay team captured the half-mile relay title and
in doing so set a new record. This was the second year that the team has been
Royce Frazer provided the spark for this year's squad as he continually placed
in every meet that the team entered. Those who will not be returning next year
include Royce Frazer, 3 year letterman, Bob Ericson, 2 year lettermang and John
Juel, 2 year letterman.
high jump, broad jump,
With the success of the track team, Central High has -
finished one of the most successful seasons in athletics sv-
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., Q 'J ---4 " is ' son, J. Juel, R. Ericson, R. Frazer. Back row, left
.r,' Q . - F - -Q to right: R. Wangen, D. Kinneberg, M. Haedt, B.
if -' ' " sf-' 6 if 'f DuVall, Coach Arntzen. Not pictured: L, Jordre,
880 Relay Team R. Culp.
Harry Anderson Robert Mickelson Robert Ericson John 11161 .
hurdles, discus half-mile 100 yard dash, 220 yard 440 yard dash, broad jump
Richard Wangen Bruce DuVall David Kinneberg Milton l-laedt
high jump high jump hurdles hurdles
BASEBALL I9 4
First row, left to right: D. Labor, H. Anderson, M. l-Iofstad, M. Quitt, D. Nielsen, R. Ericson. Second row, left
to right: E. Quilt, D. l-Iolten, R. Frazer, D. Anderson, N. Taverna. Third row, left to right: B. DuVall, G.
Westerhausen, R. Wangen, D. Affeldt, T. Shepherd, Coach Arntzen.
The first baseball team in New Rockford High School in a number of years
was organized this year.
For the season the team had a mediocre record, with four wins and four
losses. Coach Neil Arntzen led the team through their up and down slumps.
Three of the home games were played under New Rockford's lights, and the
district tournament was also held here.
Bored? To Hit or Not to Hit?
WITH US T0 THE E D
The 1954 Dial Staff wishes to thank the following who have contributed so
generously to the financing of this yearbook. Two stars signifies a contribu-
tion of 510, one star signifies a contribution of S5 to 559.
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Brose Barber Shop 10'
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4' Carrington Bottling
4' Chevrolet Garage
4' Cities Service Bulk,
Keith Anderson 4'
City Meat Market
'W' Coca-Cola Bottling
East Side Liquor
Store, P. E. Trudeau
4' Elsie Shop 4,
4' Fairway Grocery ,,,
'H' Farmers Union 4:
First State Bank
4' Foster's Garage
4' Gamble Store
4' GTA Elevator 4'
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4' Harry's Meat Mar- 4'
Hawkinson Jewelry W'
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Jay Bee Hardware
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Josten Ring Company, 4'
Knott Funeral Home 4'
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