Stoughton High School - Yahara Yearbook (Stoughton, WI)

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N' 1'-, .-t 1' 7 FOREWORD i'i"fQf' We hope that, as you loolc through your T944 Yahara in future years, you vvill have many pleasant memories oi the 194351944 school year, l-listory exams ancl V-'iQ testsf nevv students arriving and draitees leav- ingf instruction in rationing in cooking class and cutting up frogs in iniologyf nevv courses in pre-aeronautics and the ever-present l.atinf all vvere part oi the 1943-T944 activities, You will remember hovv the students were loolcing lorvvard to VKTORY, the time vvhen the world would come haclc to normal. But although Stoughton l-ligh was all out lor vvar, its stuclents never lost their-school spirit: and they carried their desire lor VICTORY into their classes, their activities, and in the administration oi their school, Q Published by the YAHARA Staff, Stoughton High School, Stoughton, Wisconsin -, X. 1 .-Q -..f , :- DEDICATION Here, at the First raising of our Minute-man Flag, which vvas presented to us because of our one hundred per cent participation in bond and stamp sales during the month oi November, you see Stoughton High School at vvar. This year we ieel very proud in dedicating this, the 1944 Yahara, to you, the students of Stoughton High School. You have shovvn that you l4novv hovv best to serve your country in its time oi need, by staying on the job in school and by keeping up a grand school spirit, an attitude which shows your determination to let nothing wget you dovvnf, Weire proud oi you, Stoughton High School. 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Then we have a group ol men who represent the city in school business, the board ol education, whose members are elected from each ward every year at the annual summer meeting. The olticers have been as Follows: president, Mr. C. E. Nelson, Board ot Education Top mum' H. Pliner, R. Hanson, P. Nordness. Bottom Row: B. Bljnldc. J. BI. Culver, C. E. Nelson. Student Council Bottom Row: P. Smith- back. Rippchen, B. Linclerud. I. Wene, R. Johnson, L. Larson. Second Row: E. John- son, E. Stensaas, D. Pfundheller, P. May, G. Becker. Top Row: Mr. Mennes. R. Onsrud, M. Eiken, A. Kleven, J. Luedke, R. Johnson. clerlc, lVlr. B. A. Mjelde, treasurer, Mr. R. l-l. l'lanson. The presidents of all the classes and organizations in school Form the student council. The members meet twice a month to discuss various problems and to arrange forthe assembly programs, ot which they have complete charge. The olticers ol the student council, who are elected by the council members, are: president, Sue Rippchzn, vice president, Phoebe Smithback, secretary-treasurer, Erwin Stensaas. "Every Monday Night About This Time" Ifvrltmiz ruzr: 1. Lyims. P. Ainlirivlsmi. I. Wm-nt. IS. l.ii1rl4-r'L1d. .I. Umig k f Iimlmltr If Ciiillit-ltson. T. Kiillt--im. Svfcnrlrl rnuz' .I. Smifhhm' '. i. Trip ruzr: R. l"i'i-tis-nh:-r'g:. Bliss. l.uwr5, A. Kvinliolrlt. H. Xulzinrl, YAHARA If at times you may have wondered l-low this great boolc came to pass, .lust step into room 4 on Monday night And congratulate the Yahara staff. Little does one realize the immense amount of worl4 that goes into putting out a publication such as this, It means long, dragging hours of tedious and relentless worl4, accomplished cheerfully by the one and only Yahara stah. Who are these super-duper, witty UD, clever UD, quiz lcids? Why, everybody l4nows the Yahara staffl Editor-in-chief-lsabelle Wene Business Manager-Patsy Amundson Junior Editor-Betty Linderud Junior Business lVlanager4James Craig Sophomore lfditor4Jane Smithbacl4 Freshman Editor-Robert Fredenberg Snapshot Editorvcharles Lyon Junior Snapshot Editoralfileen Gulliclcson Art Staff-Grace l'lelmlce, lhea Kittleson, Alice Reinholdt Typistsftrances Call, Olga Nuland AdvisorAlVl. Gladys Lowry Actually, little is known to the outside world about this compact worlcing-group except that it concocts the most outstanding, out-of-the ordinary assembly announcements that Stoughton l-ligh has ever witnessed, and somehow or other, edits this annual. l-low it ever does is a mystery, even to the staff. The group meets every Monday night in room 4, prepared to stay until any hour. Clhey talce turns bringing a lunch.D -felling iolces, catching up on the latest gossip, planning their dances, writing calendar, and engaging in close harmony are only a small part of their lvlonday night ritual. l"lowever, all play and no worlc for so the saying goesD mal4es the Yahara staff inefficient, so they worlc, and worl4, and worlc. fVlal4ing important decisions through discussions, checlqing write-ups, writing identification, and proofreading old copy are just a few of their numerous editorial taslcs. Well, the end of the year has come and the staff has achieved its goal, the publication of the T944 Yahara. lVliss Lowry, their advisor, lsabelle Wene, the editor-in-chief, and the Mgtaff of Life of S. l-l. S." sincerely hope that this annual will bring baclc long lost memories of the gay school life of '44 in years to come. MISS BENSON RS. BOYD MISS BROWN MRS. BROWN R. CROW MR. DAVIS MISS DICKERSON MISS ELLIKER MR. GIBBON MR. HOMME MR. JARVIS MR. KVAMME 6 FACULTY MRS. ALBRECHT . . . Directs junior class play, forensics , . . Teaches Eng- lish, school librarian . . . Pet peeve is "library Ioalersf' l MISS ANDERSON . . . Treasurer of school bank . . . Teaches bookkeeping, shorthand, typing, business practice . . . Pet peeve is Hgum chewing." MISS BECK . . . Advisor of junior class, Parrot , . . Teaches Sophomore English, journalism, creative survey . . . Pet peeve is Htardinessf' MISS BENSON . . . Coaches debate, lorensics, advisor olN.l:.L. . . . Teaches algebra, geometry, advanced math . . . Pet peeve is Hinditlerencef' MRS. BOYD . . . Secretary to Mr. Mennes and Mr. Schelelker . . . She has no pet peeves. MISS BROWN . . . Advisor ol Junior Girl Reserves . . . Teaches science, home economics . . . Petpeeve is "make-up cards," MRS. BROWN . . . Manager of bus transportation . . . Teaches advanced stenography, typing . . . She has no pet peeves. MR. CROW . . . Advisor ol I-Ii-V, advisor ol sophomore class, business manager of athletics . . . Teaches Spanish, sophomore English . . . Pet peeve is 'ipupils vvho open the windows on a vvindy dayf' MR. DAVIS . . . Coaches boxing, intramural athletics . . . Teaches science, algebra, physics . . . Pet peeve is Hlate plupils: banging the door as they enter c ass. MISS DICKERSON . . . Co-advisor lor Freshmen class . . . Teaches citizen- ship . . . Pet peeve is Hvvaiting lor people." MISS ELLIKER . . . School Nurse . . . She has no pet peeves, MR. GIBBON . . . Manager of new gym, coaches intramural basketball . . . Teaches general math, science . . . Pet peeve is unneat papers. MR. HOMME . . . Directs senior play . . . Teaches woodwork . . . l'le has no pet peeves. MR. JARVIS . . . Coaches lootball, basketball . . . Teaches boys' physical education . . . Pet peeve is "players late lor practice." MR. KVAMME . . . Directs band . . . Teaches world history . . . Pet peeve is "the old excuse of leaving their vvork at home." all PUKIIJ ,Q A,',.f,L'HsJ .,qQ,,,7,1g ' ,uflwf Md? ff 'Q I ' f - am, -1 LA-rv .f -'sf Q3-"J.rvs.. f-i--L Apr L 4 Qfgflxl ' " L- Q ,LH JAKIJ-k,,J -:1s,a,l lr . Wig F :Q l ' N , ' Aj LAM io, . 519, K1 4. -:Q-'s-k Q 'S-'S-'-if-Nr Y !fxl77L I ' 9?-,,c,,,,g.,,,c,. .cor I f . ' 2- A I-'UU' I -as-he LM-.LJ FACULT MR. LEE . . . Directs orchestra,ad- visor oi Ushers' Club . , . Teaches American history , . . pet peeve is "run-dovvn heels." MISS LOWRY . . . Advisor oi Va- hara . . , Teaches junior English, Latin . . . Pet peeve is Hscaris in class." MISS MILLES . . . Secretary to IVIr. Petersen . . . Pet peeve is ucrovvdsfi MISS MOREY . . . Advisor oi G.A,A. . . . Teaches girls' physical education ' . . Pet peeve is 'ipeople who say 'I can't. MISS PAULSON , . . Vocal music supervisor. . , DirectsACappeIIa , . pet peeve is Hchewing gumfi MISS PIERCE . . . Advisor otgenior Girl Reserves, dean oi girls . , . Ieaches biology . . . Pet peeve is Uturpentine in gold fish waterf' MISS RASMUSSEN . . , Advisor ol senior class, guidance director . . . Teaches social problems , . . Pet peeve is "students who donit like to vvorI4." MRS. REICHOW . , . Cosadvisorot freshman class, advisor oi Philo . . . Teaches freshman English . . . petpeeve is Hypleople saying Iyousei instead ol you . MR. SCHEFELKER , . . Director oi vocational school . . . Teaches me- chanical drawing . . . Ret peeve is "mushy movies." MR. STIFF . . . Coaches iall intra- murals . . . Ieaches machine shop . . , pet peeve is uunneat papersfi MRS. THOMPSON . . . Director oi noon lunch service . . . Teaches home economics, science . . . Pet peeve is "lazy people," MR. VANDRELI. . . . Advisor oi F. Ir. A .... Agricultural instructor . . . Pet peeve is 'istudy hall cliquesf' v ffzfpg ,ii ...L,..aJx,b'wC" ff ,, I K ga A 1: 'Nw sae i MR. LEE MISS LOWRY MISS MILLES MISS MOREY MISS PAULSON MISS PIERCE MISS RASMUSSEN MRS. REICI-IOW MR. SCI-IEFELKER MR. STIFF MRS. THOMPSON MR. VANDRELL 7 AWARDS Each year a Few diligent, intelligent students receive awards. When these students graduate, they will be entitled to the Feeling that in the tour years they have spent in high school they have really accomplished something. Besides the awards mentioned on these pages, there are a few others, Each year, the W,C.T.U. presents a loving cup to the most deserving senior boy and girl. The V.F.W. also ohfer prizes in their annual essay con- tests. The subject ot the essays this year was "Unity lor Peace." Furthermore, scholarships are otiered to the outstanding students in the senior class. Due credit should be given to those students who receive these honors, for they are the result of am- bition plus plenty oi hard work. Lions Club Awards I. VVcn0 NI. Natvig F. Call B. Quam H. Fresc American Legion Awards During his high school career, DICK ONSRLID has certainly proved himself worthy of receiving the American Legion Award. This year Dick was captain of the football team, a sport in which he has been active ever since he entered high school. But Diclcs activi- ties were not confined only to sports. l-le was active in l-li-Y, and in his junior year he was class president and prom king. The American Legion awards this honor on the basis of character, sports- manship, leadership, and scholarship. We are all happy Dick Onsrud is re- ceiving the award, For it is recognition which we feel he has earned. 8 Spoon and Spade Esther l-loveland this year was chosen from among the Five girls ranking highest scholastically in the junior class to receive the be- ribboned Spoon. Among the Five highest ranking boys, the juniors chose Ford l-lorn to re- ceive the Spade. ,V an .. ,V ir 991 . ..,,,.. j J A Mathematics Social Science Science English Vocational Lions Club Awards Each year the Lions Club presents medals to those seniors who have done outstanding work during the year in one or more of Five departments of study in our school. Those who this year received medals because of their high grade averages were as Follows: FRANCES CALL BONNIE OUAM MARY NATVIG ISABELLE WENE HELEN FRESE HO National Honor Society Bnlzom row: S. Rippchen, B, Quam, I. VVtrne. BI. Benson. R. Johnson. Second row: B. Linderud, P, Amundson, P. Smith- back, H. Freso. Top rout' E. Stensaas G. Becker, J. Craig, O. Nuland. Senior Honor Society Iioilnm row: M. Natvig, I. VYmie, D. Dahle, F. Call, M. Benson. Second row: B. Quam, R. Johnson, H. Frese-, S. Rippchen. Trip row: 0. Nuland. G. Becker, P. Amunri- l son. National Honor Society The National l-lonor Society is composed of the leading students in high schools in all the forty- eight states. Membership in this elite organization is honorary, its members are selected from the top one-third of their class in their respective schools. These students must be leaders in extra-curricular activities, scholarship, character, and service. Most of the students chosen For the National Honor Society are from the senior class, but a levv are chosen from the junior class. ln an assembly period, the older members of the local society pre- sented the 1944 vvinners, giving a history of the younger members' careers in Stoughton l'ligh School. To all of those students who have received this honor, we extend our congratulations. ORS Senior Honor Society Each year twelve students, selected from the top one-third ol the class, are chosen as Senior l-lonor Students by the members ol the senior class and the faculty. Formerly, a valedictorian and salutatorian vvere chosen, but the nevv system has proved tar more democratic than did the other arrangement. The basis upon vvhich these Senior l"lonor Students are selected are honesty, responsibility, initiative, courtesy, sportsmanship, loyalty, and neatness. From their ovvn group, the Senior l-lonor Students choose a graduation speaker through Whom the voice ol the senior class is heard at commencement. 'K t 1 -'f 5' , .f , vi ,L f 2. F -'k, . 'Q 'gg -. 's- S ur, 1 in Senior Aces 1. Patricia Amundson . . . "Patsy" . . . Rules the Hnances of Yaham . . . Makes record hauls on dances , , . Always defending the farmers. 2. George Becker . , . "Necker Becker" . , . President of senior class . . . Always has a witty re- mark . . . Thumps on the piano for A Cappella and assembly . . . Funeral shark. 3. Mildred Benson . , . "Millie" . . . Prcsides over the ticket booth at games . . . Ex-prom queen . . . Plenty of beaux despite the draft, 4. Dorolhy Dahlc . . . "Hanson's supply ofhceru . . . Keeps up the morale of the army and navy . , . Yery ambitious, especially in stud- 165. 5. Ruth Johnson . . . "Ruthie" . . . Girl Reserves' guiding star . . . Goes steady . . . Crack shot in basketball. 6. Arthur Kleven . , . L'Art" . . . Prize bass in A Cappella, also president . . . Leader in deoate and forensics. 7. Bonnie Quam . . . "A bonnie lass" . . . Outstanding negative debater and extemp reader . . . Soloist in A Cappella. 8. Suz1mnreRippchcn . , . "Sue" . . . Supreme ruler of Student Council . . . President of Philo. 9. Rirhani Onsrud . . . "Dick" , . . Our handsome hero . . . Captain of football team . . . Ruled prom with his queen last year. 10. Phoebe Smithback . . . "Phebs" . '. . The foremost Amazon of the senior class . . -. President of G.A.A. and Athletic Board. ll. Erwin Slcnsaas. . ,"Stinky" Always running around with pax ts for movie machines . . . President of Band . . . Short and good- natured. 12. Isabelle Wane . . . "Izzy" . . , Rules Yaham with an iron hand . . . Too busy , . . True to the army. We seniors mv with at sigh, A jhizd farewell to Stoughton High, 858, if im. ' - F, AABERG P. ABTLNDSUN L. AUSSE G. BECKFIR BI. BENSON H. BJOIN S. BRATVOLD E. BRONTE F. CALL C. CHRISTIANSON S. AND!-IRSUN BI. BENNhI'l"I' H. BOOTH B. CALHCJLN D. DAHLE 11 SENIOR CLASS soldier." . . . G. A. A., 1, Q, 3. PATRICIA AMUNDSON'--"Seamon-ly con- tent." . .. A Cappella 1, Q, 3, Band 1, Q, 3, 4, secretary 4, Orchestra 3, 4, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, cabinet 3, 4, G. A. A. Q, 3, 4, Philo Q, 3, 4, Vahara 4, Parrot 3, Operetta 1, Prom Committee 3, Senior Ace, Class Play Production Stalt 3, 4, Recreation Committee 4, Senior Honors 4, National Honors 4. SVLVIA ANDERSON'ff"l-ler crowning glory is the envy ol the fairer sex." . . . Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. 3, 4, treasurer 4. LEROY AUSSE--"'l've got those Navy blues." . . . USN, Hi-Y 3, 4, secretary 4, Football 1, Q, Prom Committee 3, Intramurals 1, Q, 3, Basketball 1, lnterclass Basketball Q, 3. GEORGE BECKER---'llfrom Brahms to Boogie- Woogie with Becker." . . . Student Council 4, A Cappella 3, 4, Band 1, Q, 3, 4, Orchestra Q, 3, 4, Class Plays, 3, 4, Hi-Y 4, Parrot 3, Prom Committee 3,Class President 4, Art Club 3, Recreation Committee 4, Class Will Committee 4, Senior Ace 4, Senior Honors 4, National Honors 4. MARGARET BENNETT---"Though many Ben- netts have come and gone, Margaret is one of the nicest by Far." . . . G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4, Parrot 4. i MILDRED BENSON --"Oueen in everything' . . . A Cappella 1, Q, 3, 4, secretary 4, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. Q, 3, 4, Philo Q, 3, 4, vice president 4, Athletic Board 4, Operetta 1, Prom Committee 3, Class Otficer Q, Prom Oueen 3, Senior Ace 4, Senior Honors 4, National Honors 4. HOWARD BJOlN --"Blondness runs in the family." . . . F. F. A. 3, 4, Intramurals 1, Q, 4. HERBERT BOOTH ff"'Someday l'm going to murder the bugler.' Watch out, Herbie." , . . Band 1, Q, 3, 4, Prom Committee 3. SHlRLEV BRATVOLD""'Serious in declam, but really a clown in disguise". . .A Cappella Q, 3, 4, Class Plays 3, 4, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4, Forensics Q, 3, 4, Parrot 4. ELJNICE BRONTE-'YHA stitch in time makes money.'l . . . A Cappella Q, 3, 4, Girl Reserves Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4, Forensics 3, 4. BEVERLY CALHOUN' "'lt's on again, itls ol'l again Cthe ring we meanD." . . . A Cappella 3, 4, Girl Reserves 1, Q, G. A. A. 1, Q. FRANCES CALL "HBrains, lnc." . . . A Cap- pella1,Q,G.A.A.1,Q,Forenslcs1,Q,Vahara 4, Senior Honors 4, Lions Club Avvard 4. CORRINE CHRISTIANSON--"A shy miss but an excellent reporterfl. . . Parrot 4. DOROTHY DAHLE--"Wollbait." . . . A Cappella 1, Band 1, Q, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4, Parrot 3, Operetta 1, Prom Committee 3, Senior Honors 4, Senior Ace 4. .. I 9,-g.Q-'Tit We've had outstanding athletes, '-. F. DAHLIXIAN D. DALEY R. DYBEVIK LI. G. EIKEN E. ERICKSON S. EVENSON M. F1ObSw H. FRESE P. GULLICKSON G. HALY ERSON C. HANSEN C. GUNDERSON W. HANSON P. HEGGE C. HJORTLAND 12 FRANCIS DAl'lLNlANf"A jack Ol all trades." . . . Ushers Club Q, 3, 4, DONALD DALEY-"l Wonder what he's thinking about-he never seems to say," REUBEN DYBEVIK--"Oregon, here l come," . . . lntramurals 9, 3. MARY GENE EIKEN w"Slencler, tender, and tall." . . . A Cappella 1, Q, G. A. A. 1,0peretta 1, Class Prophecy Committee 4. EDWARD ERlCKSONf-"Just plain 'Herk'." . . . Boxing Q, lntramurals 1, Q, 3, 4, Aviation Club 1, Q. STANLEY EVENSONg"Dimples." . . . Band 2, 3, F. F. A. 3, 4, Football 9, Class Play 4. lvllLDRED FOSS-"No wonder so many boys like the Dairy Bar " . , . Band 1, Q, 3, 4, Girl Reserves 1, 9, 3, 4, G, A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4, Band Drum Majorette 4. HELEN FRESE-"The chemistry Wizard," . . . Entered as a junior from Prairie du Sac, G. A. A. 4, Prom Committee 3, Senior Honors 4, Na- tional Honors 4, Lions Club Award 4. PHYLLlS GULLICKSON-"Blondie." . . . En- tered as a junior from Cambridge, A Cappella 3, Prom Committee 3. GEORGIA HALVERSON-"The gobs have Georgia on their minds." . . . Girl Reserves 3, 4, G. A, A. 1, Q, 3, 4, Philo 4, Parott 3, Prom Committee 3, Class Play Production Staff 3. CLAIRE HANSEN-"Mr, Five by Five," . . Prom Committee 3, Class Play 4. CHARLES GUNDERSON--"We're glad to have you back." . . . Student Council 1, Foot- ball 1, Q, 3, letterman 3, Basketball 1, Q, 3, letterman Q, Athletic Board 1,Tennis 1, Boxing 4, lntramurals 4. WILLARD l-IANSON . . . "Cuddle up a little closer." . . . A Cappella 2, Class Plays 3, 4, Hi-Y 3, 4, Football 4, Prom Committee 3, Class Ofticer 3, lntramurals 1, Q, 3, 4. PAUL HEGGE4"Do nothin' till you hear from me". , . . Orchestra 1, Q, 3, 4, Football 3, 4, Prom Committee 3, lntramurals 1, 2, 3, Entered U. S. Navy February, 1944. CAROLINE l-lJORTLANDA"Mr. Schefelker's right arm." . . . Girl Reserves 1, 9, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Q, Prom Committee 3. In j5otbalL basketball, ana' track meets, CHARLES HOFF-"Mr. Hill's only assistant who gets anything done," ALFRED HOFFMAN-"The owner of those dancing eyes and the object of many hidden aFlections." . . . F. F. A. 3, 4, Boxing Q, lntra- murals 4, Class Play 4. PALMER JACOBSON-"l've got a girl, but l ain't "tEllenl". . . Band 1, Q, 3, 4, F. F. A. 3, 4, Football Q, Athletic Board 3, Boxing 1, Q, 3, ARNOLD JOl-lNSONA"l-le and his car-- silent partners." . . . F. F. A, 3, 4, Prom Com- mittee 3. ELAINE JOHNSON-"Keeps the money For the nosey-newsers of Parrot." . , . Band Q, 3, 4, Girl Reserves 1, G. A. A. 1, 9, Parrot 4. ROBERT JOHNSON-"Dum-dum." . . . Student Council 2, 4, Hi-Y 3, 4, Football 1, 3, 4, letterman 3, 4, Basketball 1, Q, 3, 4, letter- man 3, 4, Tennis 1, Q, Prom Committee 3, Class Officer Q. RUTH JOHNSON-"Beauty and brains com- bined." . . . National Honors 3, 4, Student Council 4, Girl Reserves Q, 3, 4, cabinet 3, 4, president 4, Cu. A. A. 2, 3, 4, Philo 3, 4, Forensics 2, Parrot 3, Class Officer 4, Class Play Production Staff 4, Senior Honors 4, Senior Ace 4. ADA JOITEL-"Proud holder of a 4-stripe blue and white letterrnan sweater. Could it be from Cambridge? Could bel" . . . A Cap- pella Q, 3, 4, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Philo 3, 4, Parrot 4, Class play 4. CAROL KITTLESON-"Being artistic is a family trait." . . . Cu. A, A. 1, Q, Parrot 4, Prom Committee 3, Art Club 3. ARTHUR KLEVEN -"Swoonatra, the second." . . . Student Council 4, A Cappella Q, 3, 4, president 4, Band 1, 9, Debate 3, 4, l-li-Y 3, 4, treasurer 3, Forensics Q, 3, Parrot 3, N. F. L. 3, 4, Prom Committee 3, Intramurals 1, Q, Ushers Club 3, Art Club 3, treasurer 3, Senior Ace 4, Class Will Committee 4. LYLE KVISGAARD -"Stoughton's professor ol political science'-and baseball." . . . Band 1, Q, Forensics 1, Football 1, Intramurals 1, Q, 3, 4, Class Prophecy Committee 4. MARY LACY--"That soldier of mine." . . . Band 1, Q, 3, 4, Orchestra 1, Q, 3, 4, Cuirl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, secretary 4, board 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4, board 4, Forensics Q, Yahara 1, Parrot 3, Prom Committee 3, Class glgcer 4, Class Will 4, Class Play Production ta 4. FRED LA LEIKE w"l walked with a Zombie." . . . Class plays 3, 4, l-li-V 3, 4, Football 1, Q, 3, 4, letterman 3, 4, Prom Committee 3, lntra- murals Q, 3, 4, lnter-class baslcetball 3, 4, Class Prophecy Committee 4. LOIS LARSON w"One of our Olamazons with plenty of pep." . . . Student Council 4, G. A. A, Q, 3, 4, Parrot 4, Art Club 3, 4, president 4. RUBY LEE'-"Anyone going out to the Parlc tonight?" . . . Girl Reserves 1, Q, G. A. A. 1 2,4 5, 'W' 1,5 tx riinfi-' .x. .iorrxsox R. .iorixsog A. IxLEX EN F. LA LEIKE 13 A. HUFFBIAN P. .IACOBSON I-I, JOHNSON R. JOHNSON A. .IUITEL C. KI'T'TLEQOX L. KVISGAARD BI. LACY L. LARSUX R. LEE -,fl Dances, parties we have attended 7,,5: f Iii: i ael E V : K VV VV at V ,ih "" AAA si ,, , b kihkk 3 ,kr . 1 e.a, 1 Shi ., I+, sax., J. LUEDKE R. LUNDE R. LUNDE NV, LYNCH C. LYON 11. NICCARTHY P. INIAY I. INTELAAS S. INIOE BI. NATVIG B. NELSON 0. NULAND E. NYGAARD 111. NYGAARD O. NYSATHER 14 'E JOHN P. LUEDKE-"A second Harry James." . . . Student Council 4, A Cappella 1, 9, Band 1, Q, 3, 4, Orchestra Q, 4, Class plays 3, 4, Hi-Y Q, 3, 4, president 4, Football 1, 9, 3, 4, letterman 3, 4, Basketball 1, Parrot 4, Operetta 1, Prom Committee 3, Intramurals 4, Youth Council 4, Class Will Committee 4, ROYAL LUNDE-"King of the Crop." , . Football Q, Boxing 1. RUTH LUNDE-"A blonde stenographerf' .,.G.A,A.1,Q,3,4. WINNIFRED LYNCH-"She has a way with the underclassmenf' . . . Student Council 1, Band Q, 3, 4, Girl Reserves 1, 9, 3, 4, G. A, A. 1, Q, 3, 4, Philo Q, 3, 4, Forensics 1, 4, Class President 1, Art Club 3, Class Play Production Statl 3, Class Play 4. CHARLES W. LYONf"Our photographer." . . , Yahara 3, 4. MILDRED McCARTHY-"Lady of mystery." ...G.A.A.1,2,3,4. PAUL MAY-"l'm going to be a farmer's husband." . . . Student Council 4, A Cappella 1, Band 1, Q, 3, 4, Orchestra 3, 4, president 4, Class plays 3, 4, Hi-Y 3, 4, Football 1, Basketball 1, Q, Tennis 1, 9, Golf Q, Parrot 3, Prom Committee 3, Intramurals 3, 4. IRVING MELAAS--"Seen but not heard." SEAMON MOE . , . "A 'Seamon' on the S. S. Amundsonf' MARY NATVIG-"Studying brings results on those yellow cards, eh Mary?" . . . Girl Re- serves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. Q, 3, Philo 3, 4, Senior Honors 4, Lions Club Award 4. BEVERLY NELSON-"Miss Paulson's song bird.". , . A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Parrot 4, Operetta 1, Prom Committee 3, Class Play Production StaFl 4, OLGA NULANDAHA Norwegian lass with plenty of everything," . , . Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4, Forensics 1, Q, 4, Yahara 4, Class Will Committee 4, Class Play Production Staff 4, Senior Honors 4, National Honors 4. ELLEN NYGAARD-"lhere's something about the Palmer House." . . . Band 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Q, 3. MACLAINE NYGAARD Y "How I hate womenl Too bad, girls." . . . Basketball 1, Q, 3, 4, letterman 4, Athletic Board 1, Intramurals 3, Class Play Production Stalif 4. OLAF NYSATHER-"An answer to a sopho- more girl's prayer." . . . Entered from Delaware Academy and Central School, Delhi, N. Y. 4, Hi-Y 4, Football 4, Intramurals 4. Few 0 our teachers have ANNIS OFSTHUN-"She Floods the mails to the service camps." . . . A Cappella Q, 4, Librarian 4, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4. HELEN K, OLSON-"I just love to play with teddy bears." . . . Band Q, 3, 4, Orchestra 4, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, Philo 3, 4, Parrot 3, Prom Committee 3, Youth Council 4, Class Prophecy Committee 4, Com- mittee lor Recreation 4. HAROLD ONSRUD-"Do you miss your sweet, heart like your sweetheart misses you'?". . . Entered U. S. Navy in February 1944. RICHARD ONSRUD--"Blondes seem to fasci- nate you, don't they, Dick?" . . . Student Council 3, 4, Hi-Y 3, 4, F. F. A. Q, 4, Football 1, Q, 3, 4, letterman Q, 3, 4, captain 4, Athletic Board 4, Prom Committee 3, Boxing Q, 3, 4, Class President 3, Intramurals Q, 3, 4, Prom King 3, Ushers Club 4, lnterclass Basketball Q, 3, 4, Class Play 4, American Legion Award 4, Senior Ace 4. OLIVE PAGE-"She runs around in a Ford V,8." . . . Debate Squad Q, 3, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4, Forensics 4, Parrot 4. MAELLYN PARISH---"l'll Follow you any- where." . . . A Cappella 3, 4, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4,G.A. A. 1,Q, 3, 4, Prom Committee 3. ELAINE PETERSEN-"Homemaker First class." . , . Band 1, KENNETH POWELL-"Simon's star clerk." . . . Class Play Production Staff 4, BONNIE GUAM-"l'Il debate the subject with you anytime." . . , National Honors 3, 4, A Cappella 1, 4, Debate Squad 1, Q, 3, 4, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, Forensics 1, 4, Class Play 4, N. F. L. 3, 4, Operetta 1, Senior Honors 4, Lions Club Award 4, Senior Ace 4. MILLER OUAM-"A leather,neckER." . . ' Football Q, 4, Class Vice President Q, Intra- murals Q, USMC. MAXINE RAMSDEN--"When the 'gang' hops in the V-8, look out"Il . . . Girl Reserves Q, 3, 4, A Cappella 4. GARETH C. RAY-"He's an expert with the sticks." . . . Entered from Prairie du Chien 3, Band 3, 4, Parrot 3, Prom Committee 3, Intra- murals 3, 4, Class Play 4. SUZANNE RlPPCHENr-"She has more jobs than H. B. M. himself." . . . Student Council 4, president 4, A Cappella 1, Q, Band 1, Q, 3, 4, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4, Board 4, Philo Q, 3, 4, president 4, Vahara Q, Operetta 1, Prom Committee 3, Class Officer 1, 3, Class Prophecy Committee 4, Senior Ace 4, Senior Honors 4, National Honors 4. KAREN RUSTAD+"Our artist." . , , Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4, Foren- sics 1, Q, Prom Committee 3, Art Club 3. VERGENE SANDSMARK--"The quiet, beauti- ful type." . . . A Cappella Q, Girl Reserves Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4, Prom Committee 3. we ojfefzdei' - 'a,- - ' 'A..1 . . . 4 .,.' fft 1 2? E A ' i gp uw' . r 1? A S 1' I 'I fl .. . 'I N ' r' A. Ui"S'I'HL'N H. OLSON F. ONSRVD R, UXSRVD U. PNG!-1 Bl. PARISH E, PETERSEX K. PUYVELL B. QLUM BI. OVAL! Bl. RAKISDEN iii. RIY S, RIPPFHEN li. RL'S'l'AI7 Y. NAXDSBIARI' 15 Sports, clubs, and work we have blended L. SEVERSON P. SCHROEDER D. SEABIONSON R. SCHOENBECK R. SIBIE D. SIBIONSON P. SINIITHBACK E. SPERSTAD E. STENSAAS B. STEVENS R. SVEOBI R. THONIPSON R. THOBIPSUN L VISAAS J. VVANHAGEN 16 LILLIAN SEVERSON-"Oh, what beautiful eyes you have, Lillian!" . . . Girl Reserves 1, 9, 3, 4, G. A. A, 1, Q, 3, 4, vice president 4, Philo 4, Noon Recreation Program for Girls 4, Class Play 4. Pl-IYLLIS SCl-lROEDERf"A crack shot with the ball in noon G. A. A." . . . G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4. DQNALD SEAMONSON-"Do I have to do it." ROBERT SCl-lOENBECKs"Sleepy-time boy." . . , l-li-Y 3, 4, Football 1, Q, Prom Committee 3, lntramurals Q, 3, 4, Aviation Club 1, 9. ROBERT SIME-"Oh, why are some boys gifted with the hair the fairer sex envies so much?" . . . Intramurals 1, Q, Class Play, Pro- duction Staff 4. DOROTHY SIMONSON-"Blue fords are nice, aren't they Dorothy?". . . Girl Reserves 9, 3, G. A. A. Q, 3, 4. Pl-lOEBE SMITHBACK-"G. A. A.'s first lady." . . . Band 1, 9, 3, 4, secretary and treasurer 3, A Cappella 1, Operatta 1, G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4, president 4, cabinet Q, 4, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, president Q, vice president 4, cabinet 1, 9, 4, Philo 4, Student Council Q, 4, vice president 4, Class Play Production Staff 3, Class Play 4, Prom Committee 3, Par- rot 3, Athletic Board 4, president 4, Senior Ace 4, Class Will Committee 4, National l-lon- ors 4. EVELYN SPERSTAD-"The last of the Sper- stads, but certainly not the least." . . . Girl Reserves 1, Q, G. A. A. 1, Q. ERWIN STENSAAS-"Who gifted you with those brains, Erwin?" . . . Student Council 4, secretary 4, Band 1, Q, 3, 4, president 4, Or- chestra 1, 9, 3, 4, Athletic Board 4, vice presi- dent 4, Prom Committee 3, Boxing manager 4, Class Play 4, Senior Ace 4, National Honors 4. BETTE S'l'EVENSA"Something new has been adiedf' . . . Entered from Chicago 4, A Cap- pe a 4. ROBERT SVEOM-"An ideal country lad." . . . Prom Committee 3, lntramurals Q, 3, Rec- retion Committee 4. RANDALL THOMPSON-"My lad, why don't you say something?" ROBERT l-l. THOMPSON-"Casanova, eh Phyllis?" . . . Entered from Deerfield l-ligh School 3, Band 3, 4, l-lolder of Spade 3, Class vice president 4. LORRAINE A. VlSAASA"No Letter Today." .. . Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Q, 3, 4, Parrot 4, Prom Committee 3. JUNE WANHAGENf"Ereeiat last!" . . . Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. Q, 4, Parrot 4, Prom Committee 3, Class Play Production Staff 4. And now 106,76 sorry high school has ended. DU WAYNE WEBB-"The bells have rung for me and my gal." . . . Ushers Club 4, Entered U. S. Navy November, 1943. SHIRLEY WATHE WEBB'-f"Our matrimonial expert." . . . Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A, A. 1, 9. ISABELLE WENE-"No Love, No Nothin'." . . . Student Council 4, A Cappella 1, Q, Class plays 3, 4, Girl Reserves 1, Q, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, Q, 4, Philo 4, Yahara 3, 4, editor- in-chiel 4, Operetta 1, Senior Ace 4, Class Prophecy Committee 4, Senior Honors 4, National Honors 4, Lions Club Award 4. GLENN WHALEY-"My silent partner." . . . Parrot 3, Prom Committee 3. . D. WEBB wi-:rm 1. WENE VERNA WURSTER-"Little, but oh my!" ti, wii.u.iax' N V. wt'its'i'mt SENIOR PROPHECY Hlhe plastered Plastic Company cordially invites you to attend the reunion ot the Class oi1944 at 19 o'clock, September 7,1954, on the Plateau Pluto in the Belgian Congo. All expenses will be paid by the company." HGood alternoon, ladies and gentlemen, my former associates at Stoughton High. This is George "Buddy" Becker, your senior class president, in case you didn't recognize me. Qn behalf of the plastered Plastic Company, lwould like to welcome you to this reunion ol the class ol '44. len years is a long time not to see each other, so we will attempt to make up lor it today, "This unique reunion was made possible by our own Dick Qnsrud, president of the company, and his ad- visor and secretary, Caroline Hiortland. Caroline, Dicks number one idea woman, is responsible lor most of the arrangements. lncidentally, today is Dicks Fifth anniversary as president ol this company. Between the two of them, Caroline and Dick seem to have made this a memorable occasion. But, as l remember, Dick always did like to do things in a big way. "But enough ol this chitter-chatter. l was always one to isay it with music' So, on with the programl Since it seems l have been dralted fexpression from the Forgotten warj to play lor you today, l will play "Friendship Fiesta", an original composition by my own arranger, Bonnie Guam. After graduation Bonnie attended one ol our more lamous conservatories lor music. She was truly a bonnie member among the rest of the long-haired musicians. Her new slogan is, iltflusic of yesterday and today, played the Bonnie Quam way.' H Alter Buddy's Cexcuse us, Maestro Beckerlsxj lascinating recital, the program was turned over to Luedke and his Society Stylists. This newly Formed orchestra has really hit the peaks ol success. Part ot this success is due to their hot singer, Beverly Nelson, who is coming up right now to sing, USince l Stopped Working in the Factoryf' That sounds like the song a lot ol our girls are singing these days. Since the boys are home now, the girls have to give up their jobs in the Factories. Oh, how they miss those big, lat pay checks, Luedke seems to have collected a Fine bunch of musicians. He has Bob Thompson and Gareth Ray on the drums. Backstage before the program they really gave us a demonstration of some hot playing. But those boys always did go to 17 Into the future we gazed with awe--- town, on the drums and otherwise. Paul May, the trombonist, still can blow as hard as ever Cany way you take this is all right with usb. Sitting up in the front row of the orchestra is Mildred Foss, John's only woman mem- ber. But, we must say, she certainly looks pretty there. Coming out on the stage now is Arthuro Klevenatra, successor to that well-known crooner, Frankie Swoon- atra. Keeping up the traditions of Swoonatra, Arthuro is having a feud with Bing Crosby, who by this time is almost too feeble to resist. Luedkels Lovelies, Ellen Nygaard, Ruby Lee, and Beverly Calhoun, have just been demonstrating their new dance, the Calhoun Canter. The dance somehow reminds us of the Stoughton Shuffle that was popular way back when we were in school. As we now have intermission, we will look around the audience and see who has arrived. Senator Lyle Kvisgaard has just arrived with his henchman, Fred La Leike. Lyle is running for president in 1956 against the man who has served us vtell for several decades, President Roosevelt. "Zombie" La Leike, wonder ofwonders, has become one of the foremost orators in the l-louse. Another senator from our class is "Chuck" Gunderson. "Chuck" is still arguing, this time with Lyle over his chances of being elected to the presidency. Well, if we know HChuckH, helll never give in. lsnit it funny how farmers seem to get togetherl Qver there are Palmer Jacobson, Alfred l-loffman, Royal Lunde, and lrving lVlelaas. Palmer is gradually putting the Old Gold Company out of business with his new type of tobacco raising. l-le has developed tobacco grown with the apple honey in it simply by planting apple orchards all around his tobacco fields. The excellent dairy farm operated by Arnold Johnson and Alfred l-loffman has cows which produce ice cream and whipped cream ready to serve. If the boys seem to be a little nervous, itls only because they left Kenny Rowell in charge of their farm. Kenny has always wanted to experi- ment with a farm, and now it looks as if he is having his chance, much to the dismay of its owners. plowing furrows by mathematics is the new technique developed by Royal Lunde. We don't know how it works, but as we remember, Royal always was pretty good with figures. lrving lVlelaas is making a phenomenal success of his swoose farm. QAttention, Latin studentsl The plural of swoose is sweese, ninth declensionj lrving has brought some of his sweese along, We hear that they're very palatable. Sitting over to the left we find a group of nurses busily discussing the problems and pleasures of the medical profession. Vergene Sandsmark and Ada Joitel look very striking in their Red Cross nurses' uniforms which they donned during the last war. Sitting with them is Lorraine Visaas, now Stoughton's school nurse. She has given a great deal of help to Margaret Bennett and Elaine Johnson, who have just re-opened the nursery school. The handsome naval commander talking to Lorraine is l-larold Qnsrud. l-larold liked the navy so well that he decided to make it his life work. We are now being summoned to the huge banquet hall for dinner. This room was designed by Lillian Sever- Son, well-known interior decorator. It Lillian is still as pretty as she was in high school, she would be decora- tive anywhere. First to the door of the hall is Claire l-lanson, but even he has to stop to admire the beautiful table decorations designed by Carol Kittleson and Karen Rustad, two artists of distinction. Claire is still hold- ing down three or four jobs. l'le is piloting a commercial plane between Stoughton and Edgerton, is manager of a chain of newspapers, and also operates a l-lelp Yourself store. ln the dining room we meet the hostesses of the plastered Plastic Company, Corrine Christianson, Ruth Lunde, and Annis Ofsthun. These girls, all of whom belong to the "Vou're So Nice to Come Home to Home- making Club" have really prepared a beautiful dinner. Mildred Benson, Dorothy Dahle, Georgia Halverson, and Winnifred Lynch, who operate a famous tearoom in New York, are providing us with entertainment by doing a novelty dance while bringing in the food. These girls also founded the How to Get a Husband Club. Well, if anyone knows, these girls should. The meals for this reunion were all planned by that well-known dietitian, Sylvia Anderson. Llp at the head table we see the officials of the company, Sitting with the president and his secretary is Erwin Stensaas, head of the scientific research department. Next to him we find Qlga Nuland and Frances Call, the financial experts of the company. These girls always were mathematical wizards. l-lelen Frese, a new addi- tion to the staff, is Erwin's chief assistant. Also at this table are Edward Erickson and Olaf Nysather. Between the two of them, they have perfected a super plastic trailer truck. It must be a hang-over from their Cab Com- pany days. 18 Ana' now we shall tel! you what we saw! Making a tardy but very dramatic entrance is Shirley Bratvold, currently starring in Broadways new sensa- tion, Shirley Carries On. With her we see that five feet, six inches of feminine pulchritude, Bette Stevens, Americais first lady of television. l-lmm, what do we have here? Mary Gene lfiken, beautiful Powers model, is ncw coming out upon the platform raised at one end of the room. Mary Gene is going to display some original plastic clothes designed and made by Ruth Johnson and June Wanhagen. 'lhese girls got their ex- perience in this line down at Boreva Sportswear. The air in the dining room is enhanced by the aroma of the long cigar in the mouth of Randall lhompson, president of the Pleasant puhf lobacco Company. Randall is graciously handing out samples of his product. A blinding flash and a sizzle remind us that Charles l.yon is taking pictures again. lhis time the subjects are the Webb twins who came with their parents, Shirley and DuWayne. A sentimental feeling toward the name Webb prompts lsabelle Wene, editor of Glamourous Living, to have the picture of the twins on the cover of the magazine. With Isabelle is Evelyn Sperstad, advertising manager ofthe magazine. Evelyn has turned out to be quite a career woman. Also on the staff is printer Francis Dahlman, who so kindly printed the invitations to this reunion, Looking around, we see other familiar personalities, Dorothy Simonson and Phyllis Schroeder, now married, are interviewing the famous home economist, Eunice Bronte. Eunice, who has her own radio program, is also 2Xperimenting with the new plastic houses. At the next table we see Mary Lacy and Mildred McCarthy. Mary, having lived all her life in a Norwegian community by the name of Stoughton, has just opened a school for the appreciation of the lrish. Mildred McCarthy is her able assistant. Sitting next to them is Patsy Amund- son, who came at the last minute with Reuben Dybevik, another worker in the airplane factory where Patsy is employed. They are still gasping for breath after their miraculous escape from the air traffic cops chasing them, You know that they were traveling fast when you know that the traffic cops were Miller Guam and Donald Seamonson. A little while ago, when we were talking to these guardians of the air lanes, they told us about the cooperative farm owned by Stanley lfvenson and Donald Daley. Cn this farm they grow only the Finer tobacco, no Fillers. On the other side of the room we see our two professional men, Robert Schoenbeck and l-lerbert Booth. Since Robert is coroner and f"lerbert is the undertaker, they have formed a partnership. Business hasn't been too good, but today they are happy that their classmates have furnished them with no business. The toastmaster, l'loward Bjoin, manufacturer of collapsible hope chests in case the engagement falls through, is now introducing Bob Johnson and Maclaine Nygaard, world famous members of the international basket- ball team. lhey bow and speak briefly, and we resume our eating. We give ourattention tothe couple sitting next to us, Willard l'lar1son and his wife, the former l-lelen Qlson. These two are now operating a teddy bear factory. lhe idea sprang from a high school pep program, and now Willard is affectionately known to an admiring public as mleddyf' Seated near us are Maellyn parish and Mary Natvig. Maellyn is still waiting for letters from Art, who is in the World Naval Force. Mary, however, is one of our youngest college professors. She has so many degrees, her alphabet rivals that of the New Deal during the late '3O's. The trio at the next table are Maxine Ramsden, Qlive Page, and Elaine Peterson. 'lhese girls are competing with three Edgerton drivers in the annual Womenis Auto Derby at the metropolis of Albion. Near us we see Charles l'loi'f, who is explaining to an admiring crowd his new device for doing janitor work by just pushing buttons. Farther down the table we hear Bob Sime and Bob Sveom excitedly telling of their new plans to deliver mail by helicopter. Bob Sime is the new postmaster at Stoughton, and Bob Sveom is his assistant. Across the table we nod to Verna Wurster who designs childrens clothes. Verna is still petite enough that she might almost model her creations. We are glad that this reunion is being held in the summer so that three important members of the Stoughton faculty might attend. Phoebe Smithback and Sue Rippchen, co-directors cf girls' athletics, are here with Glenn Whaley, football coach. The toastmaster has just announced that we will adjourn to the plant where we will see the workings of a plastic company. So for the present we leave the class of T944 happily wandering through one of industrys monuments to the future, placed in a land inaccessible until the miraculous advent of the air age. 19 SEN IO To the juniors, we Seniors band down We, the gifted Senior Class of '44, being forced to this situation by the event of our graduation, feel it our tra- ditional duty to leave our many talents and acquired abilities to the unsuspecting juniors. So we hereby make our will and bequeath the following: Lyle Kvisgaard leaves his gift of intellectual conversation to Carol Park. "l'lonorable" George Becker leaves his wolfing to Dick l-loly who certainly doesnit need it. Willy Hanson leaves his technique to "Jelly" Vike. John Luedke leaves one heart, slightly used, to Shirley Brown. Bob Johnson leaves his athletic ability to his brother, Ernie. Phoebe Smithback leaves her leadership of G. A. A. to lrene Rein. Ruth Johnson leaves the money of the seniors to next year's treasurer Mary Natvig leaves her bold manner to Shirley Usher. Maellyn Parish leaves her letter-a-day to .Jean Anderson. Olga Nuland leaves her brains to Obbie Karlslyst. CNol She may need them herselfj Milly Benson leaves her record of 'fiust making it" to Paul Simon. Charles Hoff leaves his broom pushing ability to Towie Barry. Ellen Nygaard and Palmer Jacobson leave their Row 4, Seat Q, to Barbara Long and Victor Vaade. Karen Rustad leaves her artistic ability to Grace l'lelmke. Sramon Moe, Porky Seamonson, and Miller Quam leave their great interest in social problems to next year's c ass. Dick Onsrud leaves, much to the thankfulness of the rest of the Southern Ten Conference. Kenny Powell leaves his extra inches of height to Nelson Vike. Isabelle Wene leaves for Edwards Park. Fred La Leike leaves his bleeding heart to some lucky junior girl. Cwe suggest you draw lotsll Mary Lacy leaves her Latin scrapbooks to Carl Sampson. Chuck Gunderson leaves his Hscrapsi' to Towie Barry. Art Kleven leaves his forensic ability to Jackie l-larris. Glenn Whaley leaves his creative survey prowess to any needy junior. Mary Gene Eiken leaves her sophisticated manner to Thelma Wener. Sue Rippchen leaves the bass drum stick to Fritz l-loltan, and we hope he can pick up where she leaves off. Helen Olson leaves her Teddy Bear to Arlene Lewis, Beverly Calhoun and Ruby Lee leave their Waubesa Shuffle to Bob l-leinzeroth and any other victim. The well-known trombone stylist, Paul May, leaves his Hblattingn ability to Donald "Tommy Dorsey" Asperheim. Erwin Stensaas leaves his walk to Ford l-lorn. Georgia Halverson leaves her dates to Alice Reinholdt. Olaf Nysather, with his hands in his pockets, leaves his ice-skating ability to Hlron Ankles" Falk. Olive Page leaves her appetite to Robert Swenson. Patsy Amundson leaves her admiration for a senior boy to Jackie Harris. Eunice Bronte and Bonnie Quam leave their 4-H Club awards to Sylvia Hoffman. Reuben Dybevik leaves a bakery route to Clifford Webb. Micky Nygaard leaves four years of faithful basketball practice to Clayton Johnson. Annis Ofsthun leaves the A84P for better or for worse. Francis Dahlman leaves the printing shop to Art Scheldrup. Frances Call leaves her genius to Marian Sperle. Edward Erickson leaves his Cab 84 Body job to Howie Gunderson. Elaine Johnson, June Wanhagen, Lorraine Visaas, Beverly Nelson, Ada Joilel and Lois Larson leave the Boreva Sportswear. Royal Lunde leaves his physique to Marshall Moen. 20 ILL Those traits which have given us renown. Lillian Severson leaves home economics problems to lone Alme. Mildred McCarthy leaves her Irish blarney to l-lelen Burull. lrving Melaas leaves his leisure hours oi ping pong to Betty Linderud. Randall Thompson leaves his athletic ability in gym class to Pete Nelson. Evelyn Sperstad leaves her blond hair and demure ways to lhelma Wener, Vergene Sandsmarlc leaves her Fur coat to some junior girl vvho is cold and lonely, Il there is none such, Paul Simon lalls heir to it to be wrapped in if he lalls in the river again. Verna leaves Vera to carry on the "Wurster" tradition, Robert Sime leaves his bold and dashing manner to Marian Linderud. Charles l.yon leaves his curly hair to Betty Ericlcson. Claire Cshadowl Hanson leaves his Casanova manners to next yearis shadow. Arnold Johnson, Donald Daley and Stanley Evenson leave their agricultural interests to Claire Sundby, Gris l-lougan and Bill Mathison. Howard Bjoin leaves his blondness and blushingness to l-lelen Burull. Fay Aaberg leaves her candy and letters to Rose Qsborne. Margaret Bennett leaves her cheeriulness and smile to her younger sister, Frances. Corrine Christianson leaves her love for reading to lda Mae Vindedahl. Alfred Hoffman leaves lour inches oi shortness to Ford l-lorn, an indirect request ol Virginia lVloe. Winnie Lynch leaves her bowling average to Stella Dalsoren. Harold Onsrud leaves Betty l-loltan to any up-and-coming senior who can malre the grade. Maxine Ramsden leaves her home-malcing to Joyce l-lalverson. Bette Stevens leaves her sweet smile and casual vvays to Jean Carpenter. Sylvia Anderson leaves the G. Fx. Fx. lund much improved. Millie Foss leaves the Dairy Bar in the capable hands ol Janet Peterson. Shirley Bratvold leaves her southern dravvl to Shirley Void. Caroline Hiortland leaves her vocational school position to Phyllis Lunde. Helen Frese leaves her chemistry book much used. Phyllis Gulliclcson leaves her peroxide bottle to Jean Anderson. Carol Kittleson leaves the noon lunch program in the hands ol Leila Lathrop. Shirley Wathe Webb leaves wedding bells to Eleanor Sltoien who prelers the iaithlulness oi many to the laith- iulness ol one. Robert Sveom leaves his red hair and lrecldes to Donna Jean Ray Ruth Lunde leaves her steriographic ability to Virgene Bierlre Herby Booth leaves For bigger undertakings UD Phyllis Schroeder leaves her mad scramble for the bus to Naomi lhornpson. Bob Thompson and Gareth Ray leave their drums to Dagmar Nordness. Donna liittleson, Beverly Seamonson and Janet Sandsmarlc in hopes that lour can drum up more than two. Dorothy Dahle leaves many memories lor the memory books ol the junior girls. Robert "Doc" Schoenbeclc leaves Andersonls Drug Store to any iunior boy who desires to be a pharmacist or a soda jerlc. DuWayne Webb leaves his bachelor status, vvith a vvarning to any iunior boy who may be contemplating matrimony. Attached to this iind our hand and seal on this second day oi June in the year ol our Lord, nineteen hundred Class ol 1944 Stoughton l-ligh School and forty-Four. 21 We are producers of prom andplay--- JU 1014 The proud, beaming personalities that you see lessor Kyser's "and then, AND Tl-IENH l assure you, pictured here were the Freshman Class oi '42, the boys and girls, is purely co-incidentalj, we are the Sophomore Class oi '43, and now, AND NOW, Junior Class of '44l Cany resemblance between these words and Pro- Numbering one hundred and fourteen, our class is one of the most popular, most progressive in Stoton l-ligh's picturesque history. We boast: Fabulous athletes that star in track, boxing, football, and baslcetball, women who display their Amazonic qualities in G. A. A., a large population in Girl 1 Bottom row: A. Dahle, I. ALme, S. Brown, K. Fossen, S. Christopher, D. Erdahl, M. Bjoin, S. Dalsoren. Srczmd row: E. Alum, A. Frye. R. Flint, J. Falk. R. Amundson, C. Barry, H.Buru1l. Third row: H. Gunderson, J. Anderson, B. Erickson, .I. Carpenter, B. Berg, M. Balstad. Top row: R. Gunderson. P. Bronte, D. Asperheim, W. Bere, R. Arneson, J. Craig. Brlltom row: F. Holtan, N. Johnson. S. Hoffman, A. Lewis, J. Harris, B. Jacob- son. B. Holm, B. Long. Socrmd row: R. Johnson, F. M. Hool, P. Lunde, Lathrop. Reserves, Philo, and I-li-Y, an assortment of warblers that "show their stuiln in A Cappella, some tooting tooters in the band and orchestra, too many nosey nevvsers in Parrot, not to mention our spealcers in debate and Forensics. Horn, E. Johnson, R. Hog, Hoveland. Third row: B. Lindcrud, G Helmke, B. Lunde, S Klovon,1VI. Linderud, L. J J Top row: R. Karlslyst, Kline, C. Johnson, 0. Hoi ig- an, P. Hanson, J. Halverson Whatever we a'o we make it pay. CLASS Our pleasing players made their stage debut in 'Hlhe Fighting Littlesf' a dramatic adaptation by Carolyn Franke oi a Booth Tarlcington novel, and claimed by critics a Stoughton CBroadvvdyD SUCCESS! Bottom row: M. Quale, I. Meuzler, D. J. Ray, . Rein, E. Mathison, . Reierson, A. Reinholdt. XZ Oznw' beczmd row: I. Rein, . Paulson, BI. Rothen, . Obrecht, J. Peterson, . Park, VV -i-s Third row: R. Nelson, . Norton, P, Nelson, . Moen, R. Nelson. 5? EE 3.3 :5 VF' 52 0 SE? mo Ea FP QP 7 .- sa 1 5. F Bottom row: N. Thompson. V. Wurster, P. Vinjc, S. Vold, S, Usher, bl, Sperle. Serrmd row: R, Showers, I. Vindedahl, E. Skoinn, C. VVest, M. Scenjem. Third row: R, Skaar, V. Vaado, R. Swenson, C. Sundby, O. Vlfethal, A. Wilhcrg. Fourth row: P. Simon. H. Sperle, E, VYood, O. VVil- liams, C. VVebb. Top row: E. Severson, C, Sampson, N. Vike, VV. Stuvetraa, A. Scheldrup. Ladd and Frankie Sinatra Fans. The miraculous juniors came through with a Uprom oi promsn despite the ever impending vvar shortages. To let you in on a secret Cbut don't tell a living soulj, our class is the only, the only class l-lovv long will it run? That is the question. The hobbies oi the boys are ugirlsl' and-vice versa. The artistically minded junior boys are lovers of Varga girls, and all the females are ardent Alan with a prom king! Ernest Clfrniej Johnson, as the junior class president, was the lucl4y winner, Betty Clfricl Ericlcson vvas vice president, Betty Cl.indy l.ouD Linderud, secretary-treasurer, and Miss Beclc, advisor. Underclassmen with cz grown-up touch-- SOPHCMORE My, aren't we a bunch ol sophisticated loolcing We are really a super-deluxe class, with a large lcids? fOr are we'?D We have Finally shed the titles assortment ol glamorous gals and handsome he-men. ol "Greenies" and really lcnow what's going on IF you want to see some hepcats really trip the light between the four walls of our Alma Mater. fantastic, just watch some of us. We're really hep to the jiye. We showed the 'll:reshies" the ropes at our magnificent party by a few initiations and embarras- sing antics, too. As lar as athletics are concerned, you couldn't aslc for anything more, for we excell on the gridiron, Bvllom rout' R. Bronte, A. Anderson, B. Amundson. R. Halverson, B. Follzmd, J. Evenson, D, Busch. Second rout: A, Emerson, A. Feggestad, E. Gullick- son, M. Anderson. J. Brown, S. Johnson, E. Bjoin. Third row: M. Alme, D, Bowen, D. Hanson. I. Fos- sen, J. Bowden, K. Dary, R. A. Greig. Top row: B, Daley, R. Evans, R. Eggleson. G Anderson, P, Halverson. Bntmm raw: J. Le-greid, J. Lewis, D. Kittleson. J. Iwert, L. Hanson, D. John- son, B. Holtan. Serrmd row: B. La Fleur, NI. Johnson, D. Linh-y. A. Hull, E, Joitol. L. Lcikness. Third mu-: L. Lee, E. Lange, J. Joranger, D, Joranger. D. Listug, T. Kittleson, D. Johnson. Top raw: VV. Havey, D. Larsen, D, Larson, 0. Lee, D. Halverson. D, Hawkin- son. the baslcetball court, and the boxing ring. ln debate and forensics we also hold our own. When it comes to musical organizations we are superb, we even boast a girls' ensemble which has sung together lor two years. 24 Sophisticated but not too much. LASS The girls don't do so badly in other activities We have an exceptional group ol class officers. either. The majority of them are iaithiul members oi Mr, Crow is our class advisor. Marcus Hlvlarlcu Girl Reserves and G. A, A., and the chosen ievv are Eilcen is president, Donald Hl"lans" l-lanson is vice iastbecoming key members in Philo. president, Virginia "Ginny" Lynch is secretary- Bnltom row: V. Lynch, D Norness. M. A. Olson, V Moe, M, Peterson, B. Mur kve, P. Moore. Second mzv: B. Onsrud. E Nelson, D. Offerdahl. M Bioen, D. Raddatz, S. Moe G. Blay. Third row: R. Nelson. C Nelson, S. Olson, F. Molaas C. Patterson, D. Onsrud. A Nygaard, Tap row: B. Phillips. R Bettum, R. Metzlcr, D. Ol sou, B, Pat Bolzom row: Sperstad, .T. D, R ' odnfl, E, Swenson, 0 Skinner, A. Roneid. Second rrnr: E. Wolini. R. Snamonson. J. Smithhark, J. Sandsmark. D. Svoom. R. Stoszdill. M1 Thompson, A. Serstad. Third row: D. Toraerson. C, Rochester, L. Thompson. E. Flimonson. B. Sims. 0. on, C. Poor. H. Taylor, S Spilde, J, VVcnf- Rustad, V. Schodcl. Top row: R. Rein, H. Trim- ner, M. Switalski, R. Smith- back, .I. Vinglun, B, VVeav0r. treasurerf and Jerry Vingum is on the Athletic our class, as sophomores, will loe remembered For Board. many years to come as one of Stoughton High These are just a ievv oi the marvelous qualities For Schools most up-and-coming classes. which the class of '46 is noted. We are sure that 25 Bewildered ffesbmen, green as grass, September 9, 1943, the beginning of a four-year interlude at Stoughton f'ligh School. The first few days, a time of confusion for the freshmen, this to be followed by an era of peace and quiet. But not for long, it seemed, for soon sprang to our attention a The freshmen made little attempt at violent retri- bution for the afore-mentioned incident. lnstead, characteristically displaying their good sense, they set out to prove themselves well-initiated and worthy members of Stoughton High society by F RE HMA series of mysterious incidents smaclcing of attempted murder directed at the freshman boys. ln a short time, however, the great war of the upper-classmen versus the freshmen was halted by a declaration from our chief inspector, Mr, Mennes. Bottom row: C. Foss, W. Brietzman, H. Halverson, D. Anderson, D. Evenson, B. Gunsolus, A. Hanson, C. Drogsvold, P. Erdahl. Second row: P. Harris. D. Halverson, F. Bennett, R. Carpenter, S. Hart, S. Filer, S. Gyland, G. Booth. Third row: R. Buskager, C. Bakken, J. Bryant, L. Halverson, S. Ertlahl, IM. Hart. B. Erdahl, F. Erlck- Son. Top row: R. Femrite, R. Fredenberg, A. Eggleson, R. Donnelly, E. Ehle, M. Anderson. Iiotwm row: H. Johnson, D. Klein, M. Juvo, D. Juve. A. Holman, P. Johnson 11. Holy. Second row: L. Hcrclondorf, L. J b P. L n aco son, arso D. Humberg, J. Kirby- Third row: L. Hoff. P. Hod- Qes. A. Kline. G. Judd i Johnson, D. Haugen. active participation in all activities. There are not many freshmen classes that can boast of having a man on the Varsity, but the class of 1947 had just that in Douglas Pfundheller. And he was but one of the many freshmen boys who were out for football, S. Hjortland, M. Kjer, D Helmke, 0. Klevcn. Top row: S. Johnson, M Haugen, S. Kittleson, L Holman, L. La Le-ike, E Wandering 'round from class to class CLASS basketball, and boxing. The girls, too, were active, both in Girl Reserves and G. A. A. Nor did the boys and girls shun activities in which they vvorlced together. Far from it! Band and A Capella contain a goodly number of freshmen. The activities conducted by the freshmen are few but outstanding. Through their English-citizenship classes, and with the help ol their advisors, they handled the school elections without mishap. Then, too, with a large turnout from both classes, the Bottom rou-.' H. Peterson H. Nysather. H. Olson, P. E? gs W2 gg. E' was To E 7: io md Om pw VV -H LiF3"11'D Madman. J. Ray. Second row: E. Nelson, Leikness, R. Natvig. Long, N. Ostorbcwg. Paulson, G. Leikne-ss, Petersen. Third row: D. Linn, Oscar. D. Le-ikne-ss, EET Pa r? ro ,4. 91 Ea' za ni M. DF' 9x H011 son. Top four: R. Pliner. R Otteson, R. Nyliagun, I' Marvin, R. Martin , D Lunde, P. Pfunrlhvller. Bottom mum' L. lVvsthy. I Thompson. E. Showers. W' VVebb. D. Skinner. R. Stront- men, D. Si ezzm, R, Vikc. C' Swenson. SCCOTZII mir: A. Sevvrsun D. Sveum, l. Thompson B. Yziage. B. Swavina. S Severson, V. Quam, M Thompson. Third row: J. Rowly. NY Wood. D. Vike-, E. Spvrlnon S. Stokke. Y. Yeum, B Yivisaker, 1-1. wright, Mrs: Carlson. Top fmt: R. Quzim, G Quale, A. vanareii, .1. Quzilvr D. Sabin, D. Svaf. Frosh-Sophomore party, held in the nevv gym, was a great success, even ii the boys did, at times, seem more attracted to the recreation room than to the girls and dancing. l-lovvever, refreshments time brought them all together again. Thus did the class ol ,47 get Oli to a good start. Guiding them on the First lap Were: president, Douglas Piundheller, vice president, Paul Larson, secretary, Donna Anderson, treasurer, Jaclc Kirby, advisors, Miss Diclcerson and Mrs. Reichovv. e pause ihol refreshes. Happy, girls? Going up! Our Team? Why that bitter look? 'fm IES Presidents of Girl Reserves and G.A.A. Where's the birdie? e line up. popularize our school. Whisilel What legs! Farmerehes Ihu! Just practicing-The crm work, we mean. Presenling Ihe 5. H. S. band. Nice pole, isn'l ii? How do you spell ir, " "s-e-n"? The farmer's friend. A girl in every perl. 28 sw-n" or VNFIA4- 7V ' H, -1 .- , Bf U I J - vL.f,-4m:m1-yvv1- -Ewffl-'4?.ff:4,.,V 214 . QV .Q 11.25154--.:g.1. 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FOREIGN LANGUAGE Explanation of a Ro- man camp and methods of warfare in connec- tion with the reading of Caesar in Latin II. ENGLISH Because English plays such an irrportant part in our lives, three years are required in high school and a Fourth is recommended lor students preparing lor college. During this time they study correct English usage, writing, spealcing, reading, and various types of literature. ln order to malce these classes even more helpful to us in our everyday ailairs, the English department, like other departments, has revised their courses to Fit the immediate needs ol people living in a world changed by war. The freshman English and citizen- ship classes have been combined in order to learn more about democracy. The rest of the English classes have had units on the Air-Age, effecting literature and vocabulary. Radio speaking is em- phasized because ol the increased demand lor such experience. All ol these things add up to the usefulness and great importance that our English courses play in our school curriculum. FOREIGN LANGUAGES Each of our two-year Foreign language courses, Latin and Spanish, electives, has its own place and purpose in our curriculum, Latin is not, as some people believe, a dead language, For it has im- mediate values. It aids our other studies, it helps to increase vocabulary by malcing us more aware of the meanings ol words, and it generally improves English and grammar. Latin students also learn about Roman history, culture, and the way ol lite, and part of the second year is spent on Caesars Commen- taries, during the reading ol which many compari- sons with the present war are made. Also a product of present developments has been the introduction ol Spanish into our high school, For in the past Few years more attention has been turned to our South American countries. The lirst year ol: the course, the only class ohfered this year, consists ol grammar, with some reading and conversation about everyday subjects, The students correspond with students ol their own age in South America, and the plan to talce a Spanish newspaper. Thus is our good Neighbor policy furthered. COMMERCIAL COURSE ln spite of the fact that no new commercial courses have been added because of the war, the com- mercial department still holds a very important place in our curriculum, and it has been revised to meet the ever-increasing demand for people trained in commercial subjects. All electives, the classes in the commercial de- partment include typing, shorthand, business prac- tice, bookkeeping, and advanced stenography, Business practice gives the students the Fundamentals of business, While bookkeeping trains them lor bookkeeping in business, social, and personal situa- tions. The shorthand and advanced stenography classes complete the course lor those who desire complete preparation For stenographical work. Since many such jobs are open to high school graduates who have completed the commercial course, we Find that the commercial department guides direct vocational training, COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT Practicing drill sen- tences in third hour typing class, HOME ECONOMICS Baking chocolate - chip cookies in fourth hour cooking class. 1 HOME ECONOMICS lo train girls to become better home-makers and more uselul citizens is the aim of the home eco- nomics department, all courses ol which are elective. And, as in other Fields, this year has brought many changes to thisdepartmentvvhich consistsolthree main divisions: Foods, clothing, and home management. War has ailected the loods division so that novv they are stressing nutrition, food conservation and preservation, and the use ol substitutes. Rationing, as one can imagine, plays a vital part. The clothing Field also has been changed by the war. Novv they are emphasizing mending, conserva- tion ol material, handicraft, making over clothing, and Red Cross vvork. Another phase ol home economics is the home management class, where the girls are taught howto sevv, to remodel clothing, to become wise buyers, and hovv to care lor and to repair their clothes. They also are having a First aid course and are learn- ing hovv to care lor the sick. 31 SOCIAL SCIENCE Studying global geo- graphy in social prob- lems, SOCIAL SCIENCE The social sciences in the Stoughton l'ligh School -citizenship, World history, American history, and social problems-are required subjects. For it is in this department that the mcst conscious training for good citizenship talces place. 'Citizenship is a freshman subject which starts the students on the road to being good citizens. A study ol the history ol the world from the time ol the cave-men up to the outbrealc ol the present world war-world history-is pursued by the sophomores. American history is a junior subject that tells of our own country's progress. Social problems is a course designed to help students adjust to the present social world. Needless to say, all of these classes have been greatly altected by the war, and each teacher is changing his course to meet the needs of the student. Special emphasis has been placed on current events and problems ol war and peace. SCIENCE An experiment in making hydrogen in chemistry class. SCIENCE Because ol the important part science plays in so many Fields ol worlc, two courses are required in high school and a third, while not required, is recommended lor any student lollowing a college preparatory schedule, As a freshman, a student meets his First required science course, general science, in which is taught the basic ideas ol many branches of science. Again, in the sophomore year a science is required- biology. ln addition to the usual "study of living things," such timely units as nutrition and First aid are lound here. When you become a junior, you have a choice of two science courses, chemistry and physics. The former has to do with formulae, elements, and the study ol the chemical composition of all things. l-lowever, if a student is planning on talcing a pre- i.ight course, it is better to have a background of physics where he learns what makes things go, and here he gets a little about aviation. i MANUAL ARTS Learning the funda- mentals of lathe work in machine shop. MATHEMATICS A lesson in the prop' erties of circles, tang- ents, and arcs in geom- etry class. MANUAL ARTS Manual Arts in Stoughton l-ligh School are divided into three separate phases: mechanical drawing, wooclworlc, and machine shop. While in woodworlc, the students have made articles Tor themselves and For the community. They have repaired the pool tables and games in the recreation room, have made horses lor the platform in the gym proper, and have also made cribbage boards for the Junior Ped Cross. The students in machine shop have been taught to run machines and malce articles out oi metal. This starts the training oi any who may later wish to specialize in some phase oi machine shop work such as welding, lathe worlc, milling, etcetera. ln mechanical drawing the students are taught the fundamentals oi blueprints. They reproduce blue- print drawings on paper from the originals. Thus these courses-all elective-are preparation For future vocations. i i MATHEMATICS The mathematics courses in high school are algebra, geometry, advanced math, and a new course called Mathematics TQ. This new Mathematics TQ is taught by fVir. Gibbons and is required of all seniors who have not talcen algebra and geometry, thus replacing the math reiresher course which was given last year. Algebra and geometry have remained almost the same and have not been aiiected by the war, but advanced math, although it is fundamentally the same, has had a Tew additions. Nliss Benson has obtained boolcs from West point and Annapolis which contain exercises involving military problems. The course contains some advanced algebra, some trigonometry, and a little application oi solid geometry, This year advanced math is stressing the use ol the slide rule and the sextant. I GIRLS' PHYSICAL EDUCATION Practice in tumbling work in third hour gym class. BOYS' PHYSICAL EDUCATION Drilling in calisthenics in second hour gym class. GIRLS' BOYS' PHYSICAL EDUCATION The Familiar strains oi, "Don't touch mel l ache all overlu and "Oh, those terrible exercisesl Do you ache too?" were quite common early this year. For you see, the girls were going all out on a bigger and better physical education program. This year Miss Morey has conducted a girls' phy ed schedule which has included kittenball, volleyball, basketball, and other sports besides the body-toughening exercises. Although the girls still have only two hours a week in gym class, the program has been very eitective this year. The girls also helped put on the physical education program on March twenty-filth. ln this all-school program, ditterent phases of activity emphasized this year were represented. The girls showed that they were just as capable as the boys in giving a good exhibition of their skill. PHYSICAL EDUCATION "ls there a doctor in the house? My back feels like a two-ton truck ran over itln You may hear statements like that from some ot the boys coming from gym alter an hour ol tumbling. That is just one of the things that makes gym a strenuous but en- joyable subject. Gym is a compulsory subject For both boys and girls, and the only excuse accepted is a doctor's permit. 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' 'ir 5 ' V -1 , , Q Q 15, 4 .- U 0 - - .,g? 35 ,X gg f ' f . - ' , 3' ge' 2 ff S-I ' T f , 5, fav, lil' S' f "Pe0p!eWilISay W6,T6 In Love" 'l. l love you Q. l-lappy in love 3. Donlt svveetlleart me 4. lVlr. and Mrs. is tl'le name 5. This love of mine 6. No love, no notlwing 7. -lllis is a lovely way to spend an evening 8, Kincla lonesome 9, lt's love, love, love lo, our love alldlr 11. Besamelv a 12. Has my, 13. Cuddle ,, d little closer "Oh, What A Beautqful M0r1zi1zg" As vve boarded the gangplanlq ot the luxurious U.S.S. Johnson, vve were amazed at the splendor ol it all. Bright shining stars and a moon shone dovvn on the long, lull slcirts swirling on the declc. Tables for those who would rather Msit this one out" surrounded the dance Floor. Carrying out the nautical theme were life-preservers and anchors decor- ating the vvalls, and a rope separating the dance Floor from the tables. Such vvere the decorations ol the T944 Junior prom. The big event ol the evening vvas the grand march led by 'll-lis Maiestym Ernest Johnson and his HQueenH Betty Ericlcson. lVlusic ol the evening was furnished by Norm Kingsley and his orchestra. The refreshments proved to be very popular vvith the dancing couples. During intermission the Spoon vvas presented to Esther l'loveland by Beverly l'locl4ing, and the Spade vvas presented to Ford l-lorn by Robert Thompson. The Class Will vvas read by Phoebe Smithbaclc. Much credit must be given to Miss Beclc and her corps ol hand-vvorldng committees For this year's splendid Prom. The committees were as lollovvs: Dec- orations: Betty Ericlcson and Ford l-lorn, co-chairmen, Grace l-lelmlqefxlice Reinholdt, Shirley Void, Shirley Brown, James Craig, Betty Linderud, Jean An- derson, Dobert Karlslyst, Phillip l-lanson, Milo 1 el, Fredericlq l'loltan, Ernest John. Orchestra: Robert Flint, chairrr. ,rhn Falla, Norman Johnson. Progran Art Scheldrup, chairman, Carol ' rl lhyllis Lunde, Robert Nel- son. Qighting: l-lovvie Gunderson, chairman, Diclc Amundson, Walter Berg, Arnold Wilburg. Refreshments: lrene Rein, chairman, Jean Carpenter, Nelson Vilce, Ticlcets: Barbara Berg, chairman, Betty Jacobsen, Checlcroom: Virgene Bjerlce, chairman, Janet Peterson, Diclt l-loly, Chaperones: Marian Linderud, chairman, l-lelcn Burull, Betty l-lolm. furniture: Joyce l-lalverson, chairman, Eleanor Slcoien, Victor Vaade, Roy Nelson. PRO img lpim-st .lniivismizxrnl "Qu ii B x l is ui "Thank Your Lucky Stars Mr. Little: "A Man can't have a little peace and quiet in his own home!" unior Class Play "The Fighting Littles" 'Twas the night ol the play, The cast was prepared, Their knees were heard knocking, They all were so scared. The audience was seated, The house-lights were cut, Then came the signal, Hcurtain Going Upln On December tenth the junior class presented to a record-breaking audience their production ol the year, "The Fighting Littlesu, which was adapted from Booth Tarkington's Novel by Caroline Franche. Our director was Mrs. Albrecht. The Little lamily is an average lamily who lives in an average mid-western town. But the lamily, itseli, is lar from average. Ripley Little Uames Craigj, who is known as the 'Terrible-tempered Mr. Little", rules his household with an iron-hand, much to the distress ol his meek, Udoormatn wile QBetty Linderudl Thus it's up to Almatina Ccarol Parkj, the colored maid, and Olita fMarian Linderudj, Mrs. Littlels cousin, to manage the household atlairs. Goody CShirley Usherb, the daughter, is always getting into trouble and just the other night had been at the hospital as a result ol an auto accident with her boy-Friend, l-lam Ellers CDick l-lolyb. Dear little lzilmer Little Cllobert l:lintD, the son, is an ob- streperous twelve-year-old boy who is in love with Antoinette Cl'lelen Burullj but doesnit know it. Upon realizing the lact, he shows ol'l to her by eating a whole box ol medical pills to cover up the lact that he has been smoking. An illness as a result ol this action keeps the lamily in a dither and the audience in an uproar. Goody's roommate lrom school, l'lenriette Shirley Brownl, enters to cause more commotion in this family with her enchanting southern drawl and an over-dose ol southern cordiality. Norman Peel CMarshall Moenb, a young lawyer, begins to visit the household on the pretext of his admiration lor Goody. But, coniidentally, he just wants to worm his way into a position with Mr. Littlels law Firm. Normans aunt, Mrs. l'larpeddle CMarian Sperleb, carries away the third act and has Mr. Little's blood pressure mounting up to a very dangerous peak. Then the climax is reached when we hear a car tearing down the drive and discover that Filmer, Antoinette, and Dicky l'larpeddle Chred l-loltany, Mrs. Harpeddleis sixteen year old son, are weaving about in Mr. Littlels car. They near a tree-but l'lam comes to the rescue and thus restores himsell to the Ugood graces" ol the Little lamily, while Norman and his aunt are put out ol the house. Others adding color to the acts are Miss Pologa CBetty Ericksonb, Mrs. l-lfs Egyptian dancer, Cuckoo, Cphyllis Lundeb, and Screwball Clean Carpenterb. So lolks, it's plain to be seen why "The Fighting Littlesll was an overnight success in the "First Nightern lile ol Stoughton. " You are my lucky star" The cast of "Junior Missi' in one of its quieter moments Senior Class Play tjunior Miss" This year the senior class presented the very popular Broadway hit, Junior Miss, by Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields. This entertaining play centers around the Graves lamily and the trouble caused For them by their youngest child, Judy. Judy Clsabelle Wenel and her best Friend, Putty Adams QAda Joitelb, have been seeing too many movies, and so when trouble arises at home they try to solve it as Myrna Loy or lyrone Power might in the movies. Besides the trouble caused them by Judy, her parents-l-larry CGeorge BeclcerD and Grace Cl.illian Seversonb-have a hard time keeping up with their sophisticated sixteen-year old daughter l.ois Cghirley Bratvoldb. Throughout the play Lois' boy lriends, Gareth Ray, Fred La Leilte, Robert lhompson, Alfred l'lollman, Diclt Onsrud, Stanley Evenson and Willard Hanson, pop in and out to the amusement ol everyone. Love interest in the play is provided by Ellen Curtis CBonnie Quamj and Ciracels brother, Willis Reynolds Cpaul Mayb. These two are brought to- gether by the etlorts of Judy, who mistalcenly thinlcs that her Father is in love with Ellen because she saw her give him an ahlectionate lciss. J, B. Curtis, Ellens father CJohn Luedlcel, angered by his daughters marriage, Fires l'larry. l'le believes that Willis is a lorrner jailbird. Judy Finally triclcs J. B. into giving her father a junior partnership and so returns to the good graces ol the family. The maid, l-lilda Cphoebe Smithbaclcl, provides many laughs with her grutl good-humor. l-lilda has to put up with all the peculiarities oi the lamily and prevent Judy lrom eating more than eight times a day. The Western Union messenger CWinnilred Lynchl also receives many laughs. At the end ol the play Judy proves that she, too, is a junior miss when she goes oil to attend a dance with Haskell Cummings Cbrwin Stensaasf, Fully, and her brother, Barlow CClaire l'lansenD, Under the direction ol Mr. l-lomme, the seniors worked hard on this play and they are to be con- gratulated on their Fine production. The play was presented on April twentieth for the grade and iunior high school, and on the night oi April twenty-First it was produced For the high school and the community. "Girl of My Dreams" Remember who put on those clever pep programs? Remember who sponsored some ol the best dances ol the year? Remember what organization did the Ped Cross worlc that helped so much? Why, Philo, ol coursel Even though you've heard a lot about us from l-li-Y, you lcnow what they say isnlt true. l-li-Y must agree with us somewhat, because loolc at the i-li-Y members who surrender their pins to the proud Philo girls. CP. S. This is the voice ot a Philo memberj lo plan lor these activities, Philo has meetings every tirst and third Monday. At these meetings we have programs both educational and entertain- ing. ln the late spring, we held our annual banquet here in Stoughton. The girls ol Philo are chosen by the other mem- bers on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and popularity. The olticers who led us through the successlul year ol '43 and '44 were: president, Sue Rippchen, vice president, Mildred Benson, secre- tary-treasurer, Jean Carpenter. Mrs. Carlson started out the year as our advisor, but when she resigned, Mrs. Reichow, her successor, toolc over the duties as advisor. Philo Vold, S. Usher. Natvig, A. Joitel, G. I. Wene, E. Hoveland, V. Lynch. ponter, B. Erickson, P. L. Sevcrson. Tnp rout' l. Rein, II. Linderud. Hi-Y Bullfnn mtv: A. VVilherSZ. N. Johnson, R. Flint, P. Slay. R. Johnson. Srcrnnrl row: N. Vike. F. LaLeike, VV. Stuvt-traa, R. Johnson, E. Johnson, Trip mir: HIP. Crow. G. Rvvker, W. Hanson, R. Soliocnhr-ck, .I. Luodko. A. Klovon. R. Onsrud, F. Horn. "Stouthearted Men" You mean to say you havenlt heard ol those l-li-V'd and handsome boys? Didnit you go to that super! scrumptious Christmas Dance that l-li-Y put on, and didnyt you see that hilarious pep program with the l-li-Y initiations, and didnlt you go to the l-li-Y movie, 'Gildersleeve on Broadwaym? QP. S. This is the voice ol a l'li-Y member.D For l-li-Y sponsors regular dances, the Christmas orchestra dance, and a movie as part ol its activities. And then, ot course, there is the old rivalry between l-li-Y and Philo. ln order to become a member in this club, a boy must have a UC, average, have an outstanding per- sonality, and must be a junior or senior. Sophomores are elected at the end ol their sophomore year. The olliicers are J. P. l.uedl4e, president, Bob Schoenbeclc, vice president, Art Kleven, secretary, and, ol course, the all important paddle master, Fred l.aLeilce. The advisor is Mr. Crow. Bottom row: D. Roang, M. Petersen, M. Benson, D. Dahle, S. Brown. S. Sammi row: S. Moe M. Halverson , R. Johnson. Third T01A'f Itlrs. Carlson, P. Amundson. J. Car- Smithhack, S. Rippchen, Olson, BI. Olson, W. Lynch. B. Holm, B. Art Club Bottom row: M, Ps-bvrsvn D, Holman, A. Hoitzxn S. Brown. Sr-fond row: A. Rein holdt. L. Larson. S, Dalsoren. Top rmr: Bliss Hansvn. C. Park. Parrot Iin!l0mr1iu'.' 0. Pago. L Visuals, .l. Ylfunlizxpre-ii, .fl Joilcl. Tl. Nelson. S Bratvolrl. Srfcrmd row: M. Br-ximill L. Lztvrson, lXI. Linrlvrilrl T. V cnvr. E. Jollnsmi. Trip Roux' Bliss Bti:-lc J. Craig. R. Holy. .l. Llwflksr. R. Flint. I' Kittlx-son. ww "Be Careful, It's My 'Ari' ,' "The Talk of the Town" As you all know, Art Club is in its second year of existence. It was begun in nineteen lorty-two and is struggling to grow to the stature oi other leading organizations. There are many things that we do at our meetings besides draw, we model clay, do handicralt work, colored chalk drawings, soap carvings, charcoal drawings, and lrecol paintings. When we made the windows for the Christmas pageant this year, we gained experience sketching outdoor scenery, We also have the lun ot preparing For pep and assembly programs. At other times lVliss l-lanson, who is our advisor, teaches us color combinations, proportion, and all the lundamentals ol art, down to the Finishing touches. Our president is Lois l.arson, and our vice presi- dent is Joyce l'lalyerson. Our secretary is Alice Reinholdt and our treasurer is Carol Park. The Parrot, which knows all, sees all, and cer- tainly tells all, is edited by Miss Beckls journalism class. Composed ol a group ol selected juniors and seniors, the class studies the various techniques ol noted journalists, the general make-up ol a news- paper, and the art ol producing it. lhey edit, as prool ol their talent, the noted Parrot which comes belore the public eye every other week with re- ports ol the activities ol school lile and ol the scandalous antics ol certain individuals. Like the lunny papers, the latter section is always perused First by all students. A few ol its highlights are: HBev and Bobs Brainy Bitsfy lluds Dudsfl 'Baby Biographyfl and 'lpsittacosisf' With the help ol a dime a semester from every stamp book holder and the ads that cover its sacred pages, the Financial support lor the paper is ob- tained. The stall, complete from a reporter up to the editorain-chiel, is chosen three times a year so as to give the students more variety ol training in news- paper iobs. Bottom row: B. Murkve, H. Burull, R. Maas, P. Hvam. Mr, Kvamme, B. Loizrcid. R. Vandrt-ll, C. Maas, H, Jenson. Second row: S. Hoffman, E. Stensaas, D. Hegges- tad U. Aul J. F lk S Band . JY, a , . Brown, D. Nornoss, A. Lowis, C. Skinner. Third row: A. Hanson, B. Holman, E. Hovrland, M. Olson, A, Severson, B. Ylvisaker. R. Thomp- son. G. Judd, E. Ny- Raard. M, Anderson, M. Foss. Fourth row: V. Moe, H. Olson. S. Rippchen, P. Amundson, BI, Lacy, W, Lynch, E. Spcrloen, M. Haugen, S. Kittloson, R. Hoel. Fifth row: G. Smedal, J. Peterson. J. Craig, P. Smithback, F. Holtan, R. Nyhagen, E. John- son, C. Park, L. .I. Lathrop, J. Rowley, T. ener. Top rnus: A. Vandre-ll. P, May, H. Booth, D. Asporhiem, M. Howl. J. Luedke, P. Jacobson. G. Ray, R. Heinzeroth. "Strike Up The Band" "Violins Were Playing" Amid the pounding of drums, clashing of symbols, tocting of horns, and an almost unbearable din of noise, the band collects itself every third hour in the band room of the new gym. lhe band is under the able direction of Mr. T. O. Culutnl Kvamme. The band, with its classy drum majorettes, per- forms for all the home football games. The purple and gray uniforms, together with the music and the drill they go through, help to make the football game more enjoyable and give it pep. The sound of l'lail, l'lail, The Gangs All l'lereU accompanies each of our touchdowns. A miniature band, the pep band, plays for our home baslcetball games and adds new life to the games. Besides playing for our sports events, the band also plays for other special events such as patriotic programs, concerts before programs, and band concerts. This year the officers for band were Erwin Stensaas, president, James Craig, vice-president, Patsy Amundson, secretary, and Mildred Foss, librarian. Orchestra Bottom row: P. Havr-y, D, Sannes, M.iIHoly, M. Petersen, A. Reinholdt, M. Thompson. Second row: V. Moe, H. Olson, M. Olson, M. E Lacy, P. Amundson, . Stensaas. Top row: Mr. Lee, F. Holtan, J. Petersen, J. Luedko, P. Blay, G. Becker. This year orchestra made its first appearance at the junior class play, and shortly after that it played for the Christmas Pageant. ln the second semester we heard them at the senior class play, at the Music festival, and at the first of the Sunday afternoon forum series. The music they play is mixed. "Chocolate Soldierf, .Desert Song," Nl2ose Marief' "Two Guitars," "l.ibesfreud,H "March Militairef' 'Campus Mem- ories," "Dear Old South," and "Symphonic l-lourn are among the most popular. Then, too, at the be- ginning of the year, "Little Brown Jugi' always turned up at every practice. The officers of this group are as follows: president, Paul May, vice president, Erwin Stensaas, and secretaryrtreasurer, Mary Lacy. Orchestra meets twice a weelc, Wednesday and Friday. It consists ofa string section, a brass section, a reed section and a piano which is played by Bud Becker. It is directed by Mr. Richard l.ee. 'fSi1zg, Sing, Sing" A CAPPELLA This organization, under the guidance oi Miss Paulson, has helped considerably in keeping up the morale oi Stoughton l-ligh School. Almost every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday inspiring tones are heard in the study hall. lhese come from the nevv home oi A Cappella, the old music room of the high school, which has been redecorated iorthem. Bolzomrnw: S. Kimlt-son. . f gpm . - S. Gyland, BI. Bt-nson. A. Hanson. S. Brafvoitl. H. Burull, A. Joilcl. .I. Evenson. Second rout R. Halver- son, J. Bowden, W. Amundson, B. Ertlahl. D. Evenson, D. Andor- son, J. Carpe-ntt-r, T. Kittlcson. Third row: E. Brom:-, R. Amundson, D. Han- son, K. Dary, P. Hal- verson, R. Fredcnlwrg, B. Long, M. Audvfson, J. Anderson. Fourth row: E. Gullivk- son, B. Calhoun, . Brown, V. Bjerko, . H l J. J IIUJL4 n m, orange-r. . Kleven, G. Helmke, . Erdahl. Tap rout: M. Eiken, . Kleven, A. Egglusun, . Becker, E. Joiiel, . Erickson. W'.f7Lv 35' W3 3 UPU ' :L SUE -5 F xr? ' etersen, oax . J. NVene, B. Murkve, . Obrecht, S. Moc, B. Quam. Second row: I. Thomp- son, A. Ofsthun. P. Lunde, C. Skinner, V. INIOD, E. Nelson, D. Linn, R. Nelson. Third Row: Nliss Paul- son, R. Showers, KI. Ramsden. B. Xvlson. J. Sandsmark, E. Wright. B. Ylvisaker, .I. Halver- son. Fourth rmr: D. Olson. J. Smithback, M. Moon. V. Yeium, J. Soildt-1. R. Nyhagcn, BI. Parish. Top row: D. Pfundhvllor. xN.PiLtOl'1, A. Sohelrlrup, D. Larson, A. Sr-rslad, i R. Nelson. Each year A Cappella has two projects: the annual Christmas pageant, and the spring festival. Usually, too, they present a program in assembly. ln addition, they are frequently asked to sing lor various community meetings. Then, too, several ensemble groups are available for entertainments. lvvo oi the best known of these groups are a boys' Art lfleven, president, does his very best to keep all the students happy by suggesting, among other things, that vve have A Cappella pins, and Mildred Benson, secretary, takes roll call for us. Betty Erickson and ,lean Carpenter are both vice-presi- dents. Ubud, Becker still pounds the Mblacks and vvhitesn lor Miss Paulson. ensemble and a sophomore girls, ensemble. The robes oi grey,vvith their vvhite collars and long, bright red stoles, give to our A Cappella choir a proiessional aspect. With all their outstand- ing qualities, the students of A Cappella are justly proud of their organization and ol their director, Miss Paulson. "Pm Brecztblessn Each year opportunity knocks for the students in the way of speech work. The Forensics program is the Field in which many students receive the benefit ol intensive speech training, Our Forensic activities, a part ol the late winter and early spring calendar, are both numerous and l"lonor takes titty points, and the Degree ol Excellence varied. You are First judged teachers who pick the winners judges who choose contestants From the league you go to the by a committee of and then by outside lor the league meet. district contest, from district to state contest, and if you are lucky enough to win, you may go to the national tournament. Students who have had forensics have encour- aged others because it is worthwhile and because they enjoy the work. Out of it all, each student develops skill and contidence in himself. l'le ob- tains this help under the able assistance of Mrs. Albrecht, non-humorous and humorous declamations, Miss Benson, extemporaneous reading, Miss Rasmus- sen, extemporaneous speaking, and Mr. l.ee,oratory. Forensics linihml rnur: O. Page, P Hodges, H. Burull, M. PtlC'!'SOYl. S. Brown, B. Linderud. Snmnrl rout: B. Quam, P. Lundv. S. Bratvold, D. Svc-'l1m, IXI. A. Olson, U. Holm. Third mm: BI. Mo0n,1NT. Kjer, T. VVvn1-r, 0. Villantl. D. Asporlwiin, VV. Paton. J. Craig. Top fmt: Biiss Benson, Sir. Lot, Mrs. Albrecht. Miss Rasniussen. N. F. L. Iinlwm mu-: B. Quam. BI. Peterson, H. Burull. B. Lindt-rud. Second row: A. Frye, M, Lindsrrud, VV. Paton. Top fmt: Bliss Benson, A. Klcvon, "Speak Low" If you have noticed that plaque at the rear of Miss Bensons room with the letters HN. F. L." on it and thought it stood For National Fishing League, l assure you that you have been wrong. It stands For National Forensics League, a club organized to sponsorand recognize speech activities in high school. To become a member you must have twenty points obtained from speech work with inter-school competition, Alter you have twenty points, you can continue and receive degrees. To get the Degree of Merit takes twenty points, a Degree ol takes one hundred points, The highest is the De- gree ot Distinction, which takes one hundred Fifty points. Those who received advanced degrees this year were Bonnie Quam, Marian l.inderud, and Bill Paton, all of whom received the Degree of Honor. The highest degree received in Stoughton l-ligh School this year was the Degree of Excellence, won by Betty l.inderud. Five new members, and three old ones, made up the organization oi N. F. l.. this year. "Stormy Weather" Twp rnzix' NI. Lintitrtirl. 1li-- liuiisiiii. XX. Pzxtmi liullirm mir: BI. I'i1tt-:wi-ii. II. Iiiiiiill. B Quani. li liiilclwlifl. DEBATE If you were wide avvalee this past year, you may have noticed some ot the students carrying around booles on the facts and Figures ol the League ol Nations. These students were members ol our debate team and were enlightening their minds on the history and success ol the old League ol Nations. Their choice of bool4s vvas determined by the ouese tion lor the debates ol the past year: "Resolved: -lhat the United States should ioin in reconstituting the League ol Nations." The varsity debate teams have been the negative team, made up ot Bonnie Guam, Art lfrye, Art Kleven, and Bill Paton, and the altirmative team, made up of Marion Linderud, l-lelen Burull, Mary Petersen, and Betty Linderud. The schedule ot debates included: Oregon ln- dustrial School, there, Edgerton, here, Beloit, here, Beloit tournament, Milton, here, Wisconsin l-ligh tournament, and the most important, the League tournament at Madison. Debate isnlt easy, because it talces study to read up on the material concerning the question in order that you may lcnovv the lacts surrounding the case and thus be able to point out the solution-you hopel Cl course, the aim in a debate is to get your audience to see your point and convince them it is the right answer to the question. A debate is divided into tvvo parts, the First ol vvhich gives the debators ol each team a chance to present their case, The second part is the Nrebuttallx. At this time the teams have the privilege ol slowly and painfully picking apart each otherls case until you vvonder il there will be anything lelt. ln this part you can see vvho has the soundest case. If you are interested in debate, why donlt you see Miss Benson any 'luesday night, vvhich is the regular meeting time. Maybe you were cut out to be a debatorl "A Lovebl Way to Spend an Evening" LOVVER PICTURE Bollom row: S. Gyland, P. Johnson. A. Hanson. M. Holy, B. Jacobson. Second row: E. Gullickson. WV, Lynch, B. Nelson. P. Hodges. Third row: S. Johnson. B. Holm, R. Johnson. G. Halverson. D. Johnson. Top Row: J. Joranger, S. Kittloson. L. Leikness, R. Lee. J. Halverson. G. l'm sure all we girls agree that high school wouldnlt be the same without G. A. A. It is an organization for all girls who talce an interest in the dillerent sports and who would lilce more practice along that line than is possible in the weekly gym classes. Besides furnishing genuine lun, sportsman- ship and slcill are improved. l know we would all miss the lun and friendly rivalry that goes hand in hand with our annual tournaments. The volleyball tournament is held in the Fall, basketball in winter, then, when spring A. 46 UPPER PICTURE Bottom row: D. Anderson, F. Bennett. G. Booth. S, Brown. BI. Foss. K. Fossen. D, Erdahl. P. Erdahl. BI. Benson. Second mu-: B. Erdahl, A. Fcggestad, E. Bronte, M. Bjoin, S. Dmlsoren, F. Erickson, S. Bratvold. S. Erdahl. Third row: Miss Morey. S. Anderson. M. Bennett. J. Brown, R. Carpenter. H. Frese. A. Emerson. M. Anderson. Top mu-: D. Evenson, B, Erickson. J. Anderson, P. Amund- son. J. Carpenter. B. Berg. V. Bjerke. A. rolls around, it is time forthe kittenball and soccer games. Teams are chosen with a captain lor each team, and these teams play one another, each one trying to win the most games and become the champion team. When the volleyball tournament came to a close, Olga Nuland's team was the champs, with Shirley Brownls and Thelma Wener's teams next, running neclc and neclc with the same number of games won and lost. The end of lzaaslcet- ball found Mary l.acy's team up there on the top. For you bowling enthusiasts, there is G. A. A. "Take it Easy" bowling held alter school on Tuesday nights. It is also lor those who do not know how to bowl but want to learn. For the girls from the country who cannot always come into town at night, there is noon G. A. A. It is a branch ol the regular organization and is carried out on the same order. We must not forget the many other events ol no less importance. There are hay-rides, hikes, sleigh- rides Cwhen there is snowD and parties. G. A. A. sponsors dances alter the football and basketball games, as do various other organizations, and holds her own when it comes to putting on the pep pro! grams. ln spring a banquet or party is held. Not to be outdone by the boys, the girls look Forward to the day they proudly receive their purple USED. This is a symbol ol achievement in the Field ol girls, sports, and it should bring back pleasant memories in the years ahead. It is obtained through attendance and sportsmanship. A girl who wishes to receive a letter must earn a score ol seven points. ll she attends the meetings regularly lor two years, she is also eligible lor a letter. Three un- excused absences, and she is automatically dropped. Phoebe Smithback was chosen president this year, and Lillien Severson, vice president. Chair- men lor the ditlerent sports were also elected. Mary Lacy was chairman ol volleyball and Sue Pippchen chairman ol basketball. Miss Morey was the advisor lor G. A. A. l LOWER PICTURE B0llLl1l7L row: I. Thompson. D. Skinner. B. Linley. E. Showers. L, Westby, J. Wene. E. Swensrm. L. Lyon. V. Sandsluurk. Second row: D. Sveum. D. Sveiuu. A. SeV9rs0n. I. Wenv. lNI..Sper-Ie, S. Vold, S. Vshrr. P. Marvin. L. Visaas. .I Smgthback. Third row: J. Sandsmark. E. Wright. B. Ylvisakrr. B. Simr. E.AS1m0nson, T. Thompson. J. VVanhz1g.:0n. .I. Spildv. C. Skinner, Top row: T. Wener, P. Smithbuck. V. Veium. E. Sperlorn. L: Severson, S. Sevcrson. P. Scllroi-lim. D. Svouru. D, Sxruonson. l'I'I-'ER PIl"l'l'RE lintturrz rnzr: P. l'owt-ll. .l. Ray. L. Nvlsnn. H. Lindvrud, L. Lynn. Srfrnr11Irnu': D. Linn. R. Nt-lsnn. Y. Moi-. BI. Laffy. C. Park. Top ruzr: M. Parish. L. Larson. H. Nulzmd. W. Lynch. "Friendsl9Qb" Freshmen Iioziom rou-: D. Skinner, P. Johnson, K. Mc- Carthy, J. Ray. D. Evenson, D. Anderson G. Booth. Second row: E. Showvrs, L. Nrwlson, A. Soversnn, D. Sveom, L. Lyon, P. Powell, R. Carpontcr. Third rnu': S. Gyland, H. Olson. P. Oscar, D. Lynn, B. Ylvisakor, B. Erclahl, FI. VVright. Top row: D. Sveom, M. Haugen, E. Sperloon, V. Vcium, R. Nyhagzvn, S. Errlahl. Sophomores Ihillrmz Rmt: V. Lynch, M. Petersen, J. Wt-ne, D. Ruaneg. E. Gullirkson, B. Murkve, S. Moe. Second row: .I. Evenson, D. Sveum. D. Linlr-y, B. Holman. M. Anderson, .I. Spilde, J. Brown, .I. Smithback. Third row: B. Seamon- son, C. Skinner, J. Sands- malk, A. Hull, L. Laik- ness, V. B101-. A. Emer- son, D. Raddatz. Top row: E. Nelson, D. Otferdahl. E. Joitvl, E. Wcum, J. Jnranger, B. Sims, M. Olson. GIRL RE ERVES Besides hikes, sleigh rides, and picnics, the Girl Reserves of Stoughton l-ligh School have worlced hard to help the vvar effort. This year they did Red Cross vvorlc to help the soldiers and sponsored another 'Bundles lor America" drive which was very successful. These clothes were sent to children who needed them, both in America and overseas. The meetings, held twice each month in the eve- ning, are designed not only For entertainment, but also For helplul and constructive projects. We have had several speakers this year whom everyone en- joyed. We also had lun trying our hand at handi- crafts again this year. The girls made lapel pins, loracelets, and many other small items. juniors "As Time Goes By" The time is not spent entirely in work, however, for We still have our annual parties. ln Cctober the Halloween party met with great success. The girls dressed in costume, and prizes were given for the most original costumes. Cn December fifth the annual Recognition Service was held. At this candlelight service all girls who joined Girl Reserves this year were formally in- stalled. ln the spring the Mother and Daughter party was held. We installed the new cabinet mem- bers and bade a fond llarewell to the seniors at this impressive party to vifhich everyone looks forward and which everyone remembers long after it is over. Bollorn row: J. Car'- penter, I. Rein. S. Brown, S. lfshcr, S. Vold, S. Obrecht. li. Linderutl, D. .I. Ray, I. Almu. Second row: B. Bersz, P. Lunde, V. Bjorke, B. Holm, XXI. Bjoin. B. Jacobson, P. Yinge. Third row: J. Halverson. M. Rothen, N. Thornpe son. C. Park, A. Roin- holdt. B. Paulson, R. Showers. Top row: M. Linderurl. T. We-ner, J. Anderson, B. Erickson, B. Long. K. Fosscn, M. Sperle. Seniors Bottom row: Y. Sands- mark, L. Sevorson, D. Dahle. XXI. Benson, K. Rusnad. A. Joitcl, l. Weno. Second row: M. Lac-y, .I. Wanhagen, L. Visaas. R. Johnson, B. Nelson. C. Hjortland, S. Anderson. Third row: Mrs. Kolvos, E. Bronte, O. Page, M. Natvig. B. Quam, S. Watho, M. Foss, G. Halverson. Top rou': WV. Lynch. P. Smithback, P. Amund- son, H. Olson, M. Parish. S. Rippchen, O. Nulancl. M. Ramsden. We were all sorry to lose Miss f-leinlce, but we were very glad to have Mrs. Kolves and still later, Miss pierce, as the able advisor of Senior Girl Reserves. The Junior Girl Reserves were very fortunate to keep the same advisor, Miss Brown, throughout the whole year. The officers of Junior Girl Reserves were: president, Marian M. Ander- son, vice president, Alice l'lanson, secretary, Janis Evenson, treasurer, June Spilde. The officers of Senior Girl Reserves were: president, Ruth Johnson, vice president, Phoebe Smithbaclc, secretary, lrene Rein, and treasurer, Jean Carpenter. ffiiflarclaing Along Together" The Ushers' Club was organized baclc in '49 by Mr. Netterblad. The first club had eight members. Each year new members are added so that the total membership of eight is maintained. This year, as last year, Mr, Lee has been the advisor of the Ushers' Club, lt has been his guidance which has made the Ushers' Club reach its goal-to be as useful as possible. The ushers are in evidence at all school functions. They show people to seats and give out information on any number of subjects, from who is playing to where some required location is. If the ushers didn't lceep some order at public functions there would be mass confusion. There would be people crowded into small sections while other places would be vacant because people could not locate their seats. The ushers plainly show they are a very much necessary club. Ushers' Club R. Nelson. P. Bronte-, C. Parry. R, Amundsrm. C. Jlusz P Ha.o R U I ll 1, . Hi Il, . Ho'y, F. Dahlman. Mr. Lck-, Athletic Board Prillrmz row: Bl. Benson, Mx. Jarvis. P. Smith- back. Trip mu? R. Natvig. N. Vike, R. Onsrud. "Millie's in the Money" The Athletic Board tal4es in and gives out more money than does any other organization in school. Their duties are manifold. They do anything and everything to lceep our teams in tip-top shape. It is their responsi- bility to l4eep our football and baslcetball teams well supplied with good, modern equipment. lt is also their job to piclc the lettermen. l.ilce any other organization, the Athletic Board has officers elected by the student body. The president is Phoebe Smithbaclc, vice president is Erwin Stensaas, secretary and treasurer is Mildred Benson. The representa- tives are elected separately in each oi the classes. freshman delegate is Roger Natvig, sophomore, Jerry Vingum, junior, Nelson Vike, and senior, Diclc Onsrud. The teachers who talce part are Miss Morey, Mr. Jarvis, Mr. Davis, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Mennes, and Mr. Crow. 50 I QPR Mm! Whui an armful! Buck breaking, isn'I it? Hot dog, here comes Wener! Slick chick. A fond farewell. More trade for Ole. Midgard's advisors. Windy, isn'l ii? This is no laughing matter. Junior Misses, Affectionale, aren'l ihey? Hey, don'll ! Siudious? Puzzle piclure: Which one belong in ihe picture? Camera shy, bui- Moider da bum! 51 I0 J Football Bottom Row: J. Vingum, A, Scheldrup, W. Berg, N. Vike, R. Johnson, F. LaLeike, J. Luedke, R. Onsrud, W. Stuvetraa, E. Johnson, H. Gunder- son, F. Horn, Second Row: lNIr. Jarvis. E. Severson, P. Nelson, R, Nelson, W. Hanson, M, Quam, R. Rein, B, Weaver, D. Tnrgerson, R. Holy, C. Barry, R. Flint, J. Kline. Third Row: D. Pfund- eller, A. Eggleson, R. Martin, D. Halverson. R. Evans. R. Smithback R. Quam, R. Natvig, D. Saaf, D. Lunde, R. Donnelly, R. Sabin, Mr. Davis. Fourth Row: C. Nelson, BI. Thompson, D. Vike, L. Lee, E. Bjoin, W. Paton, S. Hjortland. D. Helmke, L. LaLeike, L. Holtan, H. Halverson. Top Row: D. Paulson, G. Leikness, P. Larson, D, Humhurg, K, Dary, R, Meczler, M. Eiken, P. Halverson, O. Lee. 0. Nysather, D. Larson. J. Bowden. Football Lettermen Poiinm Row: J, Luedke. F. LaLeiko R. Johnson S1'mrz1IRr1w: J. Yinzum, W. B r E. Johnson, H. . R. Onsrud, , N. Vike. eg. Gunderson. Top Row: C. Nelson, R, Nelson, F. Horn, Coach Jarvis. f'I'm Riding For az Fall" FORD HORN . . . "Moose" . . . was the sparlcplug ol the lorward wall. He always played a wonderful game and has never let the team down- and never willl RICHARD ONSRUD . . . "Iron" . . . will be badly missed at right taclcle, lor he has been one ol the best taclcles the varsity ever had. He played a brilliant game this year and was elected captain by the team. FRED LALEIKE . . . "Zombie" . . . didn't act like one on no-man's-land Cotherwise called football lieldj. With a zombie playing right guard, the oppos- ing team hadn't a chance. NELSON VlKE . . . "Jellyfish", "Bones," and ".luclo" . - . plays center on ottense and end on defense, ls a grand player and Judo artiste. This is his tirst year, but with his taste ol glory he will cer- tainly come baclc next year. JERRY VINGUM . . . "Wigum" . . . is the only sophomore on the team and is the toughest little guy there. He played a super game this year and will play wonderful ball in his coming years ol service. JOHN LUEDKE . . . "Luci" . . . played a hard game this year. Next year it will talce a very good tac l4le to replace him at lelt. ARTHUR SCHELDRUP . . . "Art" . . . played left end oft and on with llce Nelson. He always played a good game, although he had a little trouble with his lcnee. HOWARD GUNDERSON . . . "Howie" - - - played quarterback and was the best passer on the team. He played all but three games and will be baclc nextgyear lor an even better year ol Football. ROBERT JOHNSON . . . "Dum-clum - - - played hallbaclc and was a wonderful runner, He surely could pile up the touchdowns and was a hard man to stop. The lastest man on the Field, he will be badly missed next year. 4 WALTER BERG . . . "Sonlcy" . . . played right half and carried the ball For large gains when called on for advances into the opposing wall. This was his First year on the team, but he made an all-round nuisance of himself to the opposing team. U WILLARD STUVETRAA . . . "Blubbal1 . . . played fullback for the second year. He was a grand player before, and much better now. He taclcled lilce a pro, and will soon taclcle the Axis. ROY NELSON . . . "lice" . . . substituted at end and played whenever he had the chance. Played a bang-up game when sent in and was hard to pull out. H ERNEST JOHNSON . . . "Ernie . . .DldY2Cl haltbaclc in the beginning, but was transferred to quarterbaclc when Howie was hurt. Play-ed a wonderful game in whatever position he played.. CLAIRE NELSON . . . "Curly" . . . that indis- pensable young man has a tough job. He manaB2C-l everything from the equipment, to the players, to the coach. Basketball Botlom row: M. Nygaard. F. Horn, N. Vikc. H. Gunderson, E. Johnson. R. Johnson. Top row: Mr. Jarvis, R. Flint, A. Solxelclrup, LI. E'k R, Y lson 1 en, A E' . C. Johnson, C. Nflson. Basketball Lettermen Bottom row: M. Ny- gaard, R. Nelson. H. Gunderson, R. Johnson. Second row: E. Johnson, F. Horn, N. Vike. Top row: Mr. Jarvis. C. Nelson. "This Is Worth Fighting For" NELSON VIKE . . "4" . . . Center and the top scorer of the team. lclis First year on the varsity was one ol acclaim. Next year will be even more glorious for this year's top scorer. HOWARD GUNDERSON . . . "8" . . . The most triclcy and most aggressive player on the team. Played guard this year and will probably be baclc next year with even more brilliant deceptive plays. BOB JOHNSON . . . "3" . . . Forward, the man who plays in spurts, but is always brilliant in them. The only senior on the team this year. l-le will be sorely missed next year. FORD HORN . . . "1O" . . . Forward, an aggressive and agile player. l"lis slcilled shots are joyously received in all games. The team has still one more year of his valuable assistance left, ERNEST JOHNSON . . . "11" . . . Guard, a valuable player this year. l-le will be even more valuable next year. Second highest scorer and a Sharpshooter on any baslcetball court. MICKEY NYGAARD . . . Forward, one of the two valuable reserves. Played an excellent game whenever needed. ROY NELSON . . . Forward, the other reserve. ls a valuable reserve and can always be depended on to produce results. WILLARD STUVETRAA . . . One of the men on the reserves who always played a glorious game. CLAIRE NELSON . . . Manager . l.il4e a mechanic in the Air Corps, he sustains those who go Forward to more spectacular glory. 53 BOXING Bnllom mit: K. Dary, R. Bronte, J. Bryant, J, Qualo. M. Peterson. Second row: R. Natvig, G. Leiknt-ss. D. Humburg, H. Johnson Top mir: Blr. Davis, R. Onsrud, 0. Gunderson, E. Severson. "Dark Eyes" About the last part oi February, those boys who are interested begin training lor the coming boxing events. The training, under the direction oi lvlr. Davis, consists of exercises, training rules, and some instruction in technique. As the training proceeds, some ot the boys are eliminated. Before the Fight, the remaining boys are divided into two groups and paired up, accord- ing to weight. The weights are then classified in three groups-lightweight, medium-weight, and heavyweight. Cn the night of the event, our gymnasium is transformed into a boxing ring, professionally com- plete with spot lights and master of ceremonies. The referees are instructed to give a decision for each bout, and happy are the boys introduced as winners to the audience. But the happiest of all is the Fighter whom the judges select as having shown the most spirit, and who is, therefore, declared the 'ilightingest Fighterf' This year, that honor went to Victor Vaade. There Folio ws the winners. Purple and Red Trunlcs a list oi bouts. Those starred were Weight White Trunks l-l. Sturdevant ........ 'IOO ...,... K. Sturdevant l-l. Petersen? D. Olson .... J. Bowden? N. Johnson.. D. l-lumberg. G. Leilcnesst. P. l-lansont.. W. Bergf. D. Larson .,.. E. Severson.. B. lvlathesont D. Onsrudf. .. ...TOO .,...,. l-l.-laylor ..,i'lO ....... R. Nettum' ...'I'i5 ..., .HWQO .... .,.iQ5...,,.. .,.'l3O ..,. ...'I3O .... ...i35 .... ,..'I4O .... .. ,.,'I45...,... l-leavyweight. .. J. Bryant K. Dary" J. Quale' C. Rochester R. Nelson V. Vaade l., l'loltan' C. Barry' P. Natvig C. Gunderson Minuie-men for the minute, Bushful J. P. the Green! What's the ioke, girls? fAs if we didn'i know.l Rough, and iough, and hard to Where did the wind come from? Junior Misses The Blonde from Prospect Our Shangri-lu 55 , .51- 5 if if f eseee A- E 2? Sh F' if Y If 5 gfiw 1 1 ' il 2 Z ' lf - 3 . ' ww- School days, school days, CALENDAR OF EVENTS i SEPTEMBER September 7: The student body, minus the farmers and the cannery workers, was welcomed back by Mr, Mennes after the long rest We evidently looked tired because he excused us at 3:15. September 8: Business as usual is the motto of our dear teachers. Assignments and more assignments. September 9: Oh, those poor little innocent freshmen were strong-armed into the river by those nasty junior and senior boys. Oh well, a lot of others have had the same dunking. b September 10: l"lm. l wonder what the senior boys see in some of the freshmen girls. l wonder what it could e. September 13: First Yahara meeting tonight already. And they say slavery was abolishedl September 14: The closing of the Dixon Skating Rink Sunday night really brought the girls in flocks to say goodbye to their soldier friends. Upon being questioned on the morning after, our own ,lean Anderson declared she had a wonderful time." September 15: Assembly singing brought back the good old days, and so did the songs. September 16: HWho,s that knocking at my door?" "lt's only me from Stoughton l-ligh School, Hl've come to ask you questions." Alas, Htwas poor seniors making the rounds gathering the addresses of our service boys." September 17: We put on our glad rags Cexcerpt from Mr. Nlennes' speechl to watch the birdie. September 20: A major crisis has arisen in Stoughton l-ligh-l'lector is in the dog-poundlll September 21: Ahl All that beautiful money. S1100 of it. All that money for little cards. Oh, me, do l feel broke. September 22: A new sensation. Mr. l.ee's new suit. According to the juniors it has all the symptoms of one of those widely-publicized zoot suits. September 23: Mr. Schumacher today told us again Chow many times have we heard'?D of the need of buying bonds and stamps. Very educational. September 24: "Music can be interesting." So we found out today at a stampbook program given by Edwin Steckel. We wished he could have stayed longer. September 27: 19-Q. lmagine itl After such a victory even sitting outside in that weather didn't seem so bad. The dance wasn t so bad even if the boys did come and sit. They shot us all today as those awful doctors gave us T. B. tests. Ouchl September 28: Today we had our first sale of defense stamps. Not much to be proud of either, only 65 WJ. Only Miss Anderson's, Mrs, Browns, and Nlr.Jarvis' classes had 100'Zs, l.et's hope we do better in the future. September 29: Everybody prayed last night for Mr, Lee, some for and some against, but everyone was thinking of him when he left today for his physical. September 30: Thequestion of the hour is, "Who will be Prom King?" Yes, you guessed it, class meetings today, and everybody s excited about elections tomorrow. Not much time to campaign either. OCTOBER October 1: l'm afraid l'm not going to be in very good voice tonight, for my larynx seems to be gone with the cheerleader tryouts. Donny Olson was the lucky winner. P. S. Answer of the hour: "Ernie Johnson will reign at the promln Buddy Becker is the senior class president, and our own Phoebe Smithback was elected to the presidency of the Athletic Board. October 4: Need we mention the gamer? Baraboo dubbed us royally Friday night. The score was-No,No, No, Yesl 35-O. There was a good dance, though. October 5: Surprisel Those poor canneryf workers were called out this afternoon to work-only to find that a Janesville crew had taken their places. hey were very disgusted after hurrying from work, but of course, they got out of school. October 6: Yum, yum-Yahara pictures were taken today. As usual, Yahara proved that it had a cast-iron stomach. Cokes, candy, potato chips, cookies, and apples furnished a very nutritious diet. 56 Dear old golden rule days: October 7: Ch, these bad boys in Stoton High. They never learn. Miller, Junior Moe, George, Towie and Donnie found that skipping doesnit pay. October 8: -Phoebe made her debut as mistress of ceremonies lor our pep programs. Mr. Jarvis and the team members gave inspiring little speeches. We hope they are right about winning the game. October 11: Stoughtonis football team limped home with a 13-7 victory over our Ulriendsii in Edgerton. Further excitement oi the evening was furnished by brawls started by Edgerton students foi coursel and ably continued by Stoughton students. October 12: The Girl Reserves held their First real meeting last night Shirley Usher was really embarrassed at the result ol the game they played. Mrs. Kolves remarked that the girls, minds seemed to Hrun in the same channel. CNamely, the gutterj October13: The pistol packers, the senior G. A. A. team, is forging its way towards victory. Afterwards, the team celebrated down at the Dairy Bar to the tune ol "Kick 'em outf, Qctober 14: Sue Rippchen today gave us rules and rules and more rules as to how we should fbut sometimes don tj act in assembly. We hope we re able to live up to all these regulations. -October 15: A super-duper Yahara announcement started oht the Rhilo pep program today. Later, a big wind blew the glass blowers into town. Everyone wanted to buy the stork Mr. Howell blew lor us. October 18: Everyone froze and shivered as the team won 6-O over Fort. Aiterwards we warmed up at the Yahera dance which had a record attendance. Sidelight: Remember the Fort cheerleader who thought Miss Lowry was the drum majorettel October 19: Mother Goose characters came out tonight at the Faculty initiation party. Mr. Gibbon was Jack, Mrs. Kolves was Little Miss Muttet, Miss Dickerson was Tommy Tucker, Miss Morey, Wee Willie Winkie, Mrs. Brown, Little Bo-Peep, Miss Brown, the len Qiclock Scholar. The new members also serenaded the rest of the faculty with their rendition ot Hpistol Packin' Maman October 20: The First tryouts lor the junior class play were held tonight. There seems to be a shortage of manpower. What s the matter with these junior boys? October 21: Oh, unhappy day. We have just received our First report cards. Cn the whole, they were pretty good, but some moans were heard. October 22: A lew of us ventured forth to Monroe tonight only to ireeze our leet and see Stoughton get beat, 'IQ-O. Tip: Our boys seem to Find the Monroe girls pretty interesting. October 25: Ye olde editor, Bill Everson, accompanied by Bob Sundby and Dick Jacobson, came back to visit their alma mater today. All the girls swooned when they saw their beautiful uniforms. October 26: Halloween comes but once a year and so does the Girl Reserves Halloween Party. Last night was the grand and glorious event. The Junior Girl Reserves party was a huge success, but the Senior Girl Reserves party was not worth mentioning. October 27: Surprise, surprise, the well-known 'Chuck' Gunderson helped us celebrate Navy Day by a narration oi his experiences as a Merchant Marine. Something tells us Chucky has changed. October 29: G. A. A. really put on a pip-a-roo of a pep program today. Casualties of the Football game were many. Shirley Void now has a sprained Finger and Marian Linderud still bears a tootmark near a possible broken rib. The pep band left the students actually amused. NOVEMBER November 1: The results ol the Football game were disastrous. Wisconsin High tanned us Q5-6. The G. A. A. dance was corny but the ping-pong and pool tables were swamped with eager players all night. November 2: That hilarious junior class play, the "Fighting Littlesf' had the play cast splitting their sides at play practice. November 3: Teachers vacationl Sleep, sleep, blessed sleep. A heavenly occasion to get caught up on my work. Oh yeahl Whom am l trying to kid! November 8: Stoughton played Richland Center, there, last Wednesday night. The score, needless to say was Q6-O. What is the matter with our team? Shall l tell your? Nolllll P. S. Our First snowfall. November 9: The old joke about the sophomore girls fainting in biology when they amputate the limb ol a poor, defenseless, pickled frog was proved to be lalse today. Our rugged underclassmen stood the ordeal without laltering. 57 Games and dances and lots of fun, November 10: "Ch no, not that!" from the sounds of the shrielcs firstlhour today we lcnew that the stamp- boolc pictures had arrived. On the whole, they are better than last year s, butf November 11: The American Legion again sponsored our Armistice Day program here in school. While we listened to Mr. Palmer l'lenderson's speech, the band nobly froze down at the library. November 12: Miss Edna Means lcept us rolling in the aisles with her different characterizations. We especially lilced the one about grass. November 15: Our dear underclassmen had their big night last friday at their sophomore-freshman party in the new gym. They seemed, especially, to lilce the Morse code game. Douglas pfundheller also explained the advantages of being a glamour boy. November 16: We were all greatly mystified by the magic performed by Ben Berger at our stampboolc pro- gram today. Betty Cnsrud and Jean Brown seemed rather flustered when they were called up in front. November 17: The General Motors movie, America Can Give lt, was shown to several classes today. The seniors agree that the movie was much better than sleeping in social problems. November 18: Cur Hgrasshopper planei' campaign was formally announced over station SHS. Miss Lowry s fourth hour class produced a radio program which explained the need for buying more bonds and stamps. We sophomores and seniors struggled over an l. Q. test today. November 19: l-lave you noticed how sad Shirley Wathe lool4s since DuWayne Webb left for the navy last Monday? Rumor has it that Lorraine Visaas and June Wanhagen will loolc that same way before long. November 22: The participants in forensics and debate attended the speech clinic in Madison last Friday. It seems, from the reports, that a pretty good time was had by all. November 23: The poor chemistry students were moaning over their six weelcs test. from the loolcs on their faces it is presumed that they all flunlced. November 24: Everyone is getting ready to gorge himself tomorrow. Mr. Mennes reminded us Cunneces- sarily, of courseb that we have vacation for two days. November 29: Qur brave heroes, Seamon M., Miller Q., Donald S., and some others ventured into the cold, banren north to go deer fdearfb hunting. The hunters retunned with their great loot-two jackrabbits. November 30: l-lip, l-lip, l-loorayl We did it. We all broke our piggy banlcs to further a good cause and bought defense stamps to pull Stoughton through for a 'lOO9E cooperation for November. DECEMBER December 1: The male section of our proud school brightened up in assembly today as Mr. Davis announced the beginning of intramural sports. December 2: Strange, but all we lceep hearing today is, HGot to do betterlf' 'Al-low will l ever face my folks? l wonder why? The solution is that the little yellow passports were handed out today. -lslcl l-slcl December 3: Stoton's boys, girls, teachers, and farm follc are very slowly recovering today from the Farm- City Night that was last evening. What a crowdl What entertainersl What a dancel What a nightl And to thinlc it will start all over again tonightl December 6: What a gamel What playersl Cl-ley, let's not get into this rut againll We won over Richland Center Friday night, Q4-QQ, in a last minute thriller which was cinched by a ubuclcetf' by HDum-Dum." l'lowie Gunderson was high scorer by sinking '11 points for Sl-l.S. December 7: Stoton l-ligh proved that, UWe can do itll' when it went over the top on bond sales today. This was probably caused by the super announcement put on by the student council. December 8: 'Kpistol Pacldn' Maman rang through the assembly today as Phoebe and Sue serenaded us. It we malce the S1000 marlc next Tuesday we are promised another program. hDecember 9: More music today. Addie l'lanson, Betty Ylvisalcer, and Shirley Kittleson entertained us with t eir art. December 10: Our new Minuteman flag was presented to us today at an outdoor program. The band carried on bravely. December 13: The ljlunior class presented a really fine play last Friday. Our congratulations go out to them and their production, The Fighting l.ittles. Qur team came home victorious after a 30-QQ victory over Monroe. More power to you, Team. 58 Christmas vacation pleased eveffyonef December 14: ACappeIIa came forth with its annual Christmas music. The pageant which usually is included was not given today but will be presented tomorrow night for the townspeople. December 15: Today, as is our custom on the Wednesday before Christmas, Miss Paulson directed us in singing Christmas carols. December 16: The band serenaded us in the new gym today. The concert was very good. We wished it could have lasted longer. December 17: A near catastrophe happened to Ford l-lorn tonight when his glasses were brolcen while playing basketball. By the way, we lost the game to Wisconsin l-ligh. JANUARY January 3: l'li-Vs Christmas dance turned out to be a big success, contrary to the expectations of some of the senior girls. The orchestra was really very good. lJanuary 4: Uncle Samfs day today at S. l-l. S. One more hop to go to gain our goal of buying a grasshopper p ane. January 5: The fairer sex is not so fair when it comes to Cu. A, A. lhey really play for blood. January 6: The Junior Girl l2eserves' assembly program proved very hilarious when Jo Ann Wene ambled in with an immense pound of butter and exclaimed, l am hard to get. Jafrmary 7: The pep program minus the pep was enioyed by all who could hear it. l-low about a little more pep- January 10: Last friday was Mr. Jarvis, bad day. The scene: Reedsburg. The score: 37-32 Covertimel. The tires: Flat C3 timesb. S Janluary 11: We went 15800 over the top today on our grasshopper plane campaign. Congrats to you, toug ton. January 12: A pretty sleepy bunch appeared in school today as a result of the Edgerton game last night Clhe results were 33-16. Never mind whose favorj Edgerton hospitality leaves much to be desired, even the bus was late. The poor creatures who had to wait for it had to un-zip their eyes this morning. January 13: Qur former teacher, Mr. Netterblad, told us as much as he was allowed to about England, where he has been stationed for the past fourteen months. January 14: Qh, what will l-li-V dream up next? Cphilo spealringd Between Willie l"lanson, loving up the teddy bear Cbet it was named l'lelenD, and ford, reverently portraying Adolf Shiclclegruber, we all agree that I-ii-Y definitely has something. CP. S. It was their initiationj January 17: The most exciting game of the season was played here last friday night with Fort. Our voices were practically gone on Saturday. Score: Q3 to 16. C0ur favor. Naturallyl January 18: lcuclcy upperclassmenll They got out of classes this afternoon to see a movie on the relevant strength of the U. S., Germany, and Japan. lt left them definitely weal4-lcneed and white faced. Buclcle down on war stamps and bonds sales, lcidsl January 19: Assembly really ushoo-shooed the baby" today even though we werenft quite up to the beat. Believe it or not, the song sheets held some popular favorites. I January 20: J. Smithbaclc and R. Fredenberg made the most amusing and interesting couple today when they 'spalced their poyemsn in their characteristic childhood garb telling us all about buying Yaharas. What will the Yahara staff thinl4 of next? January 21: Yesterday the student body suffered through the debate speeches in assembly. Today the Forensic club overwhelmed us with a gay-nineties melodrama. We also were reminded of phases of forensics. January 24: V l C 'lp Q R Y l Yes, the team came through for S, l-l. S., challcing up a 31-Q6 win over Baraboo. Yahara Cas usualj had a record attendance at their snazzy dance. January 25: Yesterday Mr. .Jones entertained us with the gyroscopes. After seeing the program, the students were heard to say that they were positively going to own helicopters after the war. January 26: All the girls are moaning and moping around today. Seems to be something about a shortage t f man power. All the farmers are out stripping tobacco. January 27: May l see your ring, Shirley? Ch, my, but the girls are envious of Shirley Wathe's new ringl flhird finger, left hand, if you haven't heardl 59 Examinations wore us out, January 28: Girl Reserves put on a good, but totally irrelevant, pep program. Stoton scored two victories today. Both the debate team and the basketball team triumphed over Wisconsin Dells. l-looray for usl January 31: Love seems to be in the air. Must be this spring weather we're having. Since last Saturday two members of the senior class, DuWayne Webb and Shirley Wathe, have paired off as Mr. and Mrs. DuWayne Webb. Congratulations, kidsl FEBRUARY February 1: Poor Patsy A. really has a tough time in her school life, doesn't she? Not only does Parrot pick on her, but now Mr. X in Latin ll pesters her by placing a tack on her seat. The whole class was taken down by Miss Lowry. February 2: Gertie Groundhog had her coming out debut today and didn't see her shadow. Therefore, we Il have an early spring. P. S. She ran true to form because everybody in school has spring fever. February 3: An all male cast of freshies took the limelight today in an assembly program that expressed the :timer thoughts of a Nazis officer. Chief Juve explained to the student body safety rules to be followed. l-lintl int. February 4: Girls sat drooling by as our football heroes received the supreme awardl Coach Jarvis warned against being too generous, boys, so watch those lettersll February 7: Ba-a-a-a-a-a-d news. Fort "took" us last Friday night to the tune of 25-21. Those catty Fort cheer leaders aroused Bud Dybevik s anger until he promptly showed and told them off. Good work, Budll February 8: We were lectured to today by the voice of experience in the form of Nelson Kolby, an ex- convict, who preached about the indulgence of students in drinking and smoking. It was very entertaining and educational. Ahem. February 9: The juniors were bitterly disappointed today when their ears received the bad news of no class meeting. Nutsl We could have heard the announcing of the prom committees, too. February 10: The safety patrol was introduced to the students of Stoughton in an impressive mass meeting in the gym. Bob Fredenberg is the captain of this group of junior cops and Jack Meyers is the lieutenant. P. S. No school tomorrow-Teachers conventionl February 14: ln a whirlwind of a second half, Stoughton cagers almost-defeated our arch-rival Edgerton. What a game! Yes, we, the student body, really had E. l-l. S., including their cheerleaders, in a dither. Philo went over Yahara's record when they cleared over thirty-one dollars at the dance. More power to youl February 15: ln a combined meeting of the Girl Reserves tonight, Mrs. Bingham of Fort Atkinson explained to the girls about furniture, dress designing, etc. February Y16: What a game at G. A. Al The uundefeatedn seniors took rather badly their one defeat to Joey Wene s team. But-the object for their argument was well founded. Welll just let them fight it out among themselves. February 17: The boys of S. l'l. S. displayed their very ba-a-a-a-d manners at the pep program when they made a bee-line for the apples from Philo's pep program. QPhilo is planning to send l'li-Y the bill. The student body claims that it was the only laugh they got out of the whole program. Poor Philoj February 18: Completely disgusting. Wisconsin High triumphed over us 37-35. We hear June, Lorraine, Georgia, and Milly had quite a time wolfing in Madison. February 21: lsabelle Wene and Olga Nuland are pretty blue today. They are out of a job since Kroger's burned down today. Patsy is also blue today because Seamon went to Milwaukee for his physical. February 22: What would we do without George Wf? That yearly half-day rest seems to raise our spirits. By the way, l'lelen Burull celebrated by fainting in Latin class. February 23: At lastll The juniors finallyrgot around to having their class meeting. Assembly singing did very well even without them. At least, thats what Miss Paulson said. February 24: Did you notice the improvement in the appearance ofthe student body? Of course, there was a reason. Some of the lucky ones had their pictures taken in their classes. The cooking class had to wait for half an hour to bake their cookies just to pose. February 25: We all enjoyed a most interesting pep program today. Between holding our ears at the Pep Band and yelling our lungs out at the Cheer Leaders, we were left in a most exhausted clither. We all celebrated Leap Year by letting the boys out first. 60 Basketball games IW as in doubt, February 28: The Stoughton basketball team wound up their conference schedule by defeating Monroe, but definitelyl The final score was 40-28. 'Beans' Vil4e put on a real showing by malcing Q0 ofthe 40 points. ln fact, he must have done too much, for Sunday he went to the hospital with an attaclc of appendicitis. What about the tournament, Vikef? I-February 29: Did you students feel any different today? Today comes once every four years. Ah, wonderful eap year. MARCH March 1: Should l go steady? ls it all right if he lcisses me goodnight? lhese and many other questions of this type were discussed and answered by Mrs. Dorothy Waldo Phillips, We all went home feeling much better about the whole thing, March 2: -lalent of Stoughton l'ligh School was given it's chance by Girl Reserves in assembly today. Beclcer and Brown and the Bee, Art K. and his recitation, Vernon S. and "My l-leart Tells Me, and others, held the appreciative audience spellbound. March 3: With the highest hope, we all traveled to Edgerton for the regional tournament. We came home with no hope. -lhe reason? We lost, 37-32, to our Hdearu friends, Wisconsin l-ligh. March 6: Ah, wonderful winter weather. Oh, beautiful snow storm-and us with no heat in the school this morning. Miss l.owry had on her fur coat because it was 450 in her room. March 7: The long-awaited playboolcs for the senior class play finally arrived, much to the relief of the seniors. Now begins the anxiety of choosing the characters. March 8: We finally received our reward for buying five dollars worth of stamps during the Flying Jeep campaign. We shuddered through the movie Henry Aldrich Haunts A House. We think that Mr. Mennes must have been trying to scare us into buying another five dollars worth of war stamps. March 9: Joy, interspersed with a little bit of gloom, Hlarlcedi' the halls ol our Alma Mater today. Forensic contests were held. Jimmy Craig, Betty Linderud, Donna Jean Anderson, Carol parlc, Bonnie Quam, Shirley Brown, Bill Paton, Joe May, Phyllis Hodges, and l.aVerne l-loltan copped the honors. P. S. The little bit of gloom came when we received our report cards. March 10: The farmers had a special assembly today to discuss tuition, while the rest of us straggled into our third period classes. March 13: The results of the senior class play tryouts were made lcnown today. We hear that, as usual, the senior boys will have to be drafted if there is to be a play. March 14: The cutest jolte has been going through school today. Jolce: Why do they have such high walls around a cemetery? Answer: Because people are just dying to get inl l-la-l-la-l-la. March 15: ,It was a great day for the 'ilrishn in assembly today when the whole student body caroled lrish airs. Shure n be gorryl March 16: Art Kleven to the rescuel Mr. Kvamme forgot about the band concert to be given in assembly today, but luelaily Art reminded him in time to throw together a program. Dretty good too. March 17: The powers of our humorous declamers were exhibited today in assembly, in the form of Carol Park giving Gertrude the Governess and Donna Anderson with ' My First Date. We enjoyed the selections immensely. More power to you, girls. March 20: Mr. Cal Crosshaul flong beard, himselfb spolce to us today on "Lake States l.umberjaclc.n l-le told us about our hero, paul Bunyan. lwas interestinl, though. March 21: Sunshine and springtime turn a young manis fancy tovwell, anyway, away from school. loday is a perfect specimen of a spring day. Probably be quite a few lqids missing today, too. March 22: Ul.ovely, lovely weatherll Snowl Snow, mind you and today, March QQV' Well, you never can depend on March, and don t worry, for we won t any more. lt caught the girls with their scarls off. March 23: ln the Doghouse sl4its were presented to us today in assembly. This year the junior high play will be a three-act comedy, another in the Wildcat Willie series. March 24: Amidst "farewell's" and Hgood-lucl4's," our forensic contestants left for the district contests at the Qalcwood Industrial School for Girls. March 27: Tough luclc. None of our contestants received HA" ratings, Stoughton was rated well, though, so we're satisfied. Junior l'ligh s play had a record attendance. More power to you, lcids. 61 Then came the .Wring with prom amlplczy, March 28: Last night we cheered ourselves hoarse at the annual boxing matches. The ufightingest fighterl' was chosen by the flip of a coin, and Victor Vaade was the lucky winner. March 29: Our far-famed baritone principal gave us a treat today by singing "Finlandia" to the student body. March 30: We were relieved of school this morning to practice for the Gym Exhibition. After all this practice, things should go off smoothly. March 31: Tonight our parents gaped in astonishment as we displayed our physical accomplishments. We gaped at the large crowd that turned outlll APRIL April 3: 'iBig Chief Wahoof' gave us a very interesting and exciting program today. Between warhoops and tom-toms, we were kept on the edge of our seats. April 4: Parrot's today with a special headline welcoming the forensic contestants to our humble abode. Consequently, school closed at two o clock this afternoon. Busy day for everyone. April 5: Congratulations were in order today as the Spoon and Spade winners were announced. Esther Hoveland and Ford l-lorn were the lucky winners. April 6: To the tune of A'l'lappy Days Are,l'lere Again," we left our beloved portals for Easter vacation at home. Jane S. suggests a better tune, There II Be a l-lot Time in the Old Town Tonight. April 17: With sad faces and tired eyes we returned to school this morning after having a whoop-ee of a time over vacation. l-lowever, it gave us a chance to sport our new duds 1 April 18: We all were very surprised to see how much for littlej we really did know about the art of driv- ing a car. The perception and eye tests were particularly revealing. April 19: The play cast gathered all of their paraphernalia together and went down to the auditorium for their dress rehearsal. Everything seems to point toward a tremendous success. April 20: We were serenadxed today by the Girls' and Boys' Ensembles in a very musical program. "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top was especially appreciated by the audience when D. Pfundheller gave out with a solo at the wrong time. April 21: The senior class play, Junior Miss, left us rolling in the aisles while we watched the antics of the play cast. It was rumored that it was the best performance yet. Nice going, kids, April 24: This is the beginning of the end. Yes, the last six weeks has finally arrived. lt won't be long now. April 25: Senior Guidance Day opened this afternoon with an address by Mr. Armstrong. Afterwards, the Seniors dispersed into groups for conferences on vocations of their own choice. April 26: At last we knowl When we received our Parrots yesterday, we were all happy to learn that Betty Erickson was chosen by Ernie as his queen for the prom. April 27: Oh, lovely, little, yellow cards again todayl Only once more this year, kiddies. April 28: We dance againl After our long rest during l.ent, we are looking forward to the dance tonight sponsored by the Lions Club, with Kyle Davidson and his orchestra. MAY May 1: Girl Reserves broke the monotony of Saturday nights by sponsoring a dance. What a week-endl May 4: "Oh, dear mel l have to take my civil service exams todayln The exams were taken today by a large percentage of the seniors. Hope you passl Also on the bill for today was the installation of new members into the National l'lonor Society. My, weren't they embarrassed to hear such nice things said about theml They were like blushing roses. May 5: Flutter, flutter everywhere as students rush to see the celebrated Stoughton band, orchestra, and is Cappella put forth their symphonic tones to make up the annual spring music festival. A gala occasion, to e sure. May 8: A congregation of proud, beaming mothers, with their equally proud offspring, assembled tonight for the annual Mother and Daughter party sponsored by the Girl Reserves. Songs were sung, rings given out, seniors presented with their ivy plants, officers of the coming year inaugurated, and refreshments served. All in all, we had a grand time. 62 And ended our school year in May. May 12: The last dance ot the year was given by the Art Club. Jitterbugs departed at the Finis QLatin For Uendnl with tear-stained cheelts and sore ieetl May 17: Resourceiul young violin students of Miss Paulson gave iorth their best in their recital held today, Swell worlc, keep it up. May 19: The lights were dim as couples swayed to Norm Kingsleyis music at prom tonight. contentment was found on board declc oi the U.S.S. Johnson that was cruising in the vicinity oi the old gym and just hap- pened to drop in. What a night-er-morningl May 22: Saturday night was the night ior the ireshmen and sophomores. Their party vvas held Saturday night amid the nautical prom setting which held the lreshmen spellbound. May 24: Special assembly was called today. More fun, more classes missedl Dr. Barlcer gave us a very enter- taining and educational program. May 26: Myl Busy, busy lately. Tonight the grade schools presented a very impressive music festival under the direction oi Miss Paulson. lsn t it surprising what the younger generation is coming too? May 28: This afternoon, Baccalaureate service ior the seniors was held in the First Lutheran Church. l-lanlcies were wet, it was noticed. l guess we will miss the seniors aiter all. May 29: Senior Banquet was held tonight at the Community Building, The class will and prophecy were read, song sungs, and farewell speeches made. By the way, we ate too. May 30: Memorial day in all its splendor Cincluding Dr. Keenan and his horsey arrived as usual today which, per chance, happens to be May 30. This was the last appearance oi our 1944 l'ligh School band complete with all the seniors whose empty chairs will have to be Filled next year. Boo-l'loo. May 31: l.oolcy, loolty, loolcy at the new 1944 annuals. Yes, they Finally arrived and were brought to view. They are the fruits oi many long and dreary hours oi worlf, but we thinl4 they are worth it. What do you thinlc? JUNE June 1: Graduation at lastl ltls surprising to notice the varied reactions to this iactfsome seniors with tear- stained cheeks and some with beaming smiles. Ch, well, everyone to his own taste. Seriously, though, it was a grand aiiair. We re going to miss you, Seniors. June 2: For the last time in this school year, the Stoughton i-ligh School students gathered together in the assembly oi our alma mater. The occasion? Awards day, oi course. Congratulations to all those who proved themselves worthy oi such honors. And now the Yahara Staff oi1944 bid all a fond iarewell till next year. Be seeing you- 63 A Cappella ..... Art Club ....... Athletic Board ..., Band .............. Basketball Lettermen, , . Basketball Squad .... Board of Education.. Boxing ..,.....,...... Boys' Physical Education.. .. Calendar ,,......, . , .. Class Prophecy, . . , Class Will ....,.,. ., Commercial Department ...., . . Couples ,,.....,. . , Debate .... Dedication . English ..., Faculty ......., Foreign Language .... Football l.ettermen. Football Squad ...... Forensic Contestants. . . Foreword ........ Freshmen . . . G. A. A.. . . . Girl Reserves l-li-Y .... l-lorne Economics INDEX . 43 . 41 . 50 . 49 . 53 . 53 , 4 . 54 , 34 56-63 17-19 90-91 . 31 . 36 . 44 . 9 . 30 6-7 . 30 . 59 . 59 . 45 . 1 96-97 46-47 48-49 . 40 . 31 l-lonor Awards, . .. Juniors .... .... . .. Junior Class Play .,... Legion Award ,...... Lions Club Awards .,. Manual Arts ,...... Mathematics. .. N. F. I.. .,.....,..... . National l-lonor Society ..... .. Orchestra .........,.. parrot ...... philomathia ..., Principal .... Prom. . . Science Seniors ..... Senior Aces ....... Senior Class Play ..,., Senior l-lonor Students. .. Social Science .,..... Sophomores Spade ,.,. Spoon ............ Student Council ,..... Superintendent ...., 'lable ol Contents .... Ushers, Club ...... Yahara Statl ...., ACKNOWLEDGMENTS photography Printing lVliCl8ard Studio Cantwell Printing Co. Stoughton, Wis. Madison, Wis. Engraving Brock Engraving Co. 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