Stoughton High School - Yahara Yearbook (Stoughton, WI)
- Class of 1944
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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,
Published by the YAHARA Staff, Stoughton High School, Stoughton, Wisconsin
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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
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Administration .... ................,.. p ages one to twenty-eight
Classes .,.., .... p ages tvventy-nine to thirty-four
Activities ..... .... p ages thirty-Five to sixty-three
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At left: Mr. Robert G.
At riqhl: Mr. Harold B
The two people who have led Stoughton l-ligh
School in its activities and who have lcept it run-
ning smoothly throughout the year are the superin-
tendent, Mr. Petersen, and the principal, Mr.
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,
Top mum' H. Pliner, R.
Hanson, P. Nordness.
Bottom Row: B. Bljnldc.
J. BI. Culver, C. E.
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.
Top Row: Mr. Mennes.
R. Onsrud, M. Eiken, A.
Kleven, J. Luedke, R.
clerlc, lVlr. B. A. Mjelde, treasurer, Mr. R. l-l.
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
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Trip ruzr: R. l"i'i-tis-nh:-r'g:. Bliss. l.uwr5, A. Kvinliolrlt. H. Xulzinrl,
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
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
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 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
MISS BENSON RS. BOYD MISS BROWN
MRS. BROWN R. CROW MR. DAVIS
MISS DICKERSON MISS ELLIKER MR. GIBBON
MR. HOMME MR. JARVIS MR. KVAMME
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
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
MISS DICKERSON . . . Co-advisor
lor Freshmen class . . . Teaches citizen-
ship . . . Pet peeve is Hvvaiting lor
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."
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MR. LEE . . . Directs orchestra,ad-
visor oi Ushers' Club . , . Teaches
American history , . . pet peeve is
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
MR. SCHEFELKER , . . Director oi
vocational school . . . Teaches me-
chanical drawing . . . Ret peeve is
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
MR. VANDRELI. . . . Advisor oi
F. Ir. A .... Agricultural instructor
. . . Pet peeve is 'istudy hall cliquesf'
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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
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
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.
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
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.
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-
Among the Five highest
ranking boys, the juniors
chose Ford l-lorn to re-
ceive the Spade.
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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:
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.
Iioilnm row: M. Natvig,
I. VYmie, D. Dahle, F.
Call, M. Benson.
Second row: B. Quam,
R. Johnson, H. Frese-, S.
Trip row: 0. Nuland.
G. Becker, P. Amunri- l
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.
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.
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1. Patricia Amundson . . .
"Patsy" . . . Rules the Hnances of
Yaham . . . Makes record hauls
on dances , , . Always defending
2. George Becker . , . "Necker
Becker" . , . President of senior
class . . . Always has a witty re-
mark . . . Thumps on the piano
for A Cappella and assembly . . .
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-
5. Ruth Johnson . . . "Ruthie"
. . . Girl Reserves' guiding star
. . . Goes steady . . . Crack shot
6. Arthur Kleven . , . L'Art"
. . . Prize bass in A Cappella, also
president . . . Leader in deoate
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
10. Phoebe Smithback . . .
"Phebs" . '. . The foremost
Amazon of the senior class . . -.
President of G.A.A. and Athletic
ll. Erwin Slcnsaas. . ,"Stinky"
Always running around with pax ts
for movie machines . . . President
of Band . . . Short and good-
12. Isabelle Wane . . . "Izzy"
. . , Rules Yaham with an iron
hand . . . Too busy , . . True to
We seniors mv with at sigh,
A jhizd farewell to Stoughton High,
if im. ' -
F, AABERG P. ABTLNDSUN
L. AUSSE G. BECKFIR
BI. BENSON H. BJOIN
S. BRATVOLD E. BRONTE
F. CALL C. CHRISTIANSON
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
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,
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-
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
.. 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
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,
ARNOLD JOl-lNSONA"l-le and his car--
silent partners." . . . F. F. A, 3, 4, Prom Com-
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
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
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.
5, 'W' 1,5
A. IxLEX EN
F. LA LEIKE
A. HUFFBIAN P. .IACOBSON
I-I, JOHNSON R. JOHNSON
A. .IUITEL C. KI'T'TLEQOX
L. KVISGAARD BI. LACY
L. LARSUX R. LEE
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P. INIAY I. INTELAAS S. INIOE
BI. NATVIG B. NELSON 0. NULAND
E. NYGAARD 111. NYGAARD O. NYSATHER
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'
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."
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.
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
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,
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.
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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
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,
DQNALD SEAMONSON-"Do I have to do
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-
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.
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
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
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-
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.
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
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
Royal Lunde leaves his physique to Marshall Moen.
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
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
We are producers of prom andplay---
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
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,
Third row: H. Gunderson,
J. Anderson, B. Erickson,
.I. Carpenter, B. Berg, M.
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,
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,
Third row: B. Lindcrud, G
Helmke, B. Lunde, S
Klovon,1VI. Linderud, L. J
Top row: R. Karlslyst,
Kline, C. Johnson, 0. Hoi
an, P. Hanson, J. Halverson
Whatever we a'o we make it pay.
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.
beczmd row: I. Rein, .
Paulson, BI. Rothen, .
Obrecht, J. Peterson, .
Third row: R. Nelson, .
Norton, P, Nelson, .
Moen, R. Nelson.
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.
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,
Underclassmen with cz grown-up touch--
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-
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
Sophisticated but not too much.
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
Third row: R. Nelson. C
Nelson, S. Olson, F. Molaas
C. Patterson, D. Onsrud. A
Tap row: B. Phillips. R
Bettum, R. Metzlcr, D. Ol
sou, B, Pat
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,
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
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-
Top row: R. Femrite, R.
Fredenberg, A. Eggleson,
R. Donnelly, E. Ehle, M.
Iiotwm row: H. Johnson, D.
Klein, M. Juvo, D. Juve.
A. Holman, P. Johnson
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
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.
Madman. J. Ray.
Second row: E. Nelson,
Leikness, R. Natvig.
Long, N. Ostorbcwg.
Paulson, G. Leikne-ss,
Third row: D. Linn,
Oscar. D. Le-ikne-ss,
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'
SCCOTZII mir: A. Sevvrsun
D. Sveum, l. Thompson
B. Yziage. B. Swavina. S
Severson, V. Quam, M
Third row: J. Rowly. NY
Wood. D. Vike-, E. Spvrlnon
S. Stokke. Y. Yeum, B
Yivisaker, 1-1. wright, Mrs:
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.
Why that bitter look?
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
Presenling Ihe 5. H. S. band.
Nice pole, isn'l ii?
How do you spell ir, "
The farmer's friend.
A girl in every perl.
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Studying diagrams in
Sophomore English on
the correct and incor-
rect manner of public
Explanation of a Ro-
man camp and methods
of warfare in connec-
tion with the reading
of Caesar in Latin II.
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
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
All ol these things add up to the usefulness and
great importance that our English courses play in our
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.
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
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,
Practicing drill sen-
tences in third hour
Baking chocolate -
chip cookies in fourth
hour cooking class.
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.
Studying global geo-
graphy in social prob-
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.
An experiment in
making hydrogen in
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
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.
Learning the funda-
mentals of lathe work
in machine shop.
A lesson in the prop'
erties of circles, tang-
ents, and arcs in geom-
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
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.
Practice in tumbling
work in third hour gym
Drilling in calisthenics
in second hour gym
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.
"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-
Gym is a compulsory subject For both boys and
girls, and the only excuse accepted is a doctor's
permit. The instructor is Mr. Jarvis, the coach, who
handles the course very capably. The purpose ot the
course is to build better, stronger bodies, and give
the students a little recreation during the day. The
boys who are on the football or basketball teams
are exempt from gym, because they get their exercise
outside oi school.
Some of the things done in gym are basketball,
Football, boxing, tumbling, and exercises. These
all go to make better bodies for Uncle Sam, so when
we're called we'll be better Fit For our military
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'l. l love you
Q. l-lappy in love
3. Donlt svveetlleart me
4. lVlr. and Mrs. is tl'le
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,
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"Oh, What A
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
The big event ol the evening vvas the
grand march led by 'll-lis Maiestym
Ernest Johnson and his HQueenH Betty
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Vold, S. Usher.
Natvig, A. Joitel, G.
I. Wene, E. Hoveland, V.
ponter, B. Erickson, P.
Tnp rout' l. Rein, II.
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,
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.
Bottom row: M, Ps-bvrsvn
D, Holman, A. Hoitzxn
Sr-fond row: A. Rein
holdt. L. Larson. S,
Top rmr: Bliss Hansvn.
Iin!l0mr1iu'.' 0. Pago. L
Visuals, .l. Ylfunlizxpre-ii, .fl
Joilcl. Tl. Nelson. S
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'
"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
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-
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
. 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.
Fourth row: V. Moe, H.
Olson. S. Rippchen, P.
Amundson, BI, Lacy,
W, Lynch, E. Spcrloen,
M. Haugen, S. Kittloson,
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.
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
This year the officers for band were Erwin
Stensaas, president, James Craig, vice-president,
Patsy Amundson, secretary, and Mildred Foss,
Bottom row: P. Havr-y,
D, Sannes, M.iIHoly, M.
Petersen, A. Reinholdt,
Second row: V. Moe, H.
Olson, M. Olson, M.
Lacy, P. Amundson, .
Top row: Mr. Lee, F.
Holtan, J. Petersen, J.
Luedko, P. Blay, G.
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
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"
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.
Second rout R. Halver-
son, J. Bowden, W.
Amundson, B. Ertlahl.
D. Evenson, D. Andor-
son, J. Carpe-ntt-r, T.
Third row: E. Brom:-,
R. Amundson, D. Han-
son, K. Dary, P. Hal-
verson, R. Fredcnlwrg,
B. Long, M. Audvfson,
Fourth row: E. Gullivk-
son, B. Calhoun, .
Brown, V. Bjerko, .
H l J. J
n m, orange-r. .
Kleven, G. Helmke, .
Tap rout: M. Eiken, .
Kleven, A. Egglusun, .
Becker, E. Joiiel, .
' etersen, oax .
J. NVene, B. Murkve, .
Obrecht, S. Moc, B.
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-
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
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,
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.
linihml rnur: O. Page,
P Hodges, H. Burull,
M. PtlC'!'SOYl. S. Brown,
Snmnrl rout: B. Quam,
P. Lundv. S. Bratvold,
D. Svc-'l1m, IXI. A. Olson,
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.
N. F. L.
Iinlwm mu-: B. Quam.
BI. Peterson, H. Burull.
Second row: A. Frye, M,
Lindsrrud, VV. Paton.
Top fmt: Bliss Benson,
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.
Twp rnzix' NI. Lintitrtirl. 1li-- liuiisiiii. XX. Pzxtmi
liullirm mir: BI. I'i1tt-:wi-ii. II. Iiiiiiill. B Quani. li liiilclwlifl.
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"
Bollom row: S. Gyland, P. Johnson. A. Hanson. M. Holy, B.
Second row: E. Gullickson. WV, Lynch, B. Nelson. P. Hodges.
Third row: S. Johnson. B. Holm, R. Johnson. G. Halverson.
Top Row: J. Joranger, S. Kittloson. L. Leikness, R. Lee.
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
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.
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.
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
Third row: J. Sandsmark. E. Wright. B. Ylvisakrr. B. Simr.
E.AS1m0nson, T. Thompson. J. VVanhz1g.:0n. .I. Spildv. C.
Top row: T. Wener, P. Smithbuck. V. Veium. E. Sperlorn.
L: Severson, S. Sevcrson. P. Scllroi-lim. D. Svouru. D,
lintturrz rnzr: P. l'owt-ll. .l. Ray. L. Nvlsnn. H. Lindvrud,
Srfrnr11Irnu': D. Linn. R. Nt-lsnn. Y. Moi-. BI. Laffy. C. Park.
Top ruzr: M. Parish. L. Larson. H. Nulzmd. W. Lynch.
Iioziom rou-: D. Skinner,
P. Johnson, K. Mc-
Carthy, J. Ray. D.
Evenson, D. Anderson
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Top row: M. Linderurl.
T. We-ner, J. Anderson,
B. Erickson, B. Long.
K. Fosscn, M. Sperle.
Bottom row: Y. Sands-
mark, L. Sevorson, D.
Dahle. XXI. Benson, K.
Rusnad. A. Joitcl, l.
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.
Top rou': WV. Lynch. P.
Smithback, P. Amund-
son, H. Olson, M. Parish.
S. Rippchen, O. Nulancl.
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.
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.
Prillrmz row: Bl. Benson,
Mx. Jarvis. P. Smith-
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.
Mm! Whui an armful!
Buck breaking, isn'I it?
Hot dog, here comes Wener!
A fond farewell.
More trade for Ole.
Windy, isn'l ii?
This is no laughing matter.
Affectionale, aren'l ihey?
Hey, don'll !
Puzzle piclure: Which one
belong in ihe picture?
Camera shy, bui-
Moider da bum!
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.
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.
Poiinm Row: J, Luedke.
S1'mrz1IRr1w: J. Yinzum,
W. B r E. Johnson, H.
. R. Onsrud,
, N. Vike.
Top Row: C. Nelson,
R, Nelson, F. Horn,
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
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
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
Botlom row: M. Nygaard.
F. Horn, N. Vikc. H.
Gunderson, E. Johnson.
Top row: Mr. Jarvis,
R. Flint, A. Solxelclrup,
LI. E'k R, Y lson
1 en, A E' .
C. Johnson, C. Nflson.
Bottom row: M. Ny-
gaard, R. Nelson. H.
Gunderson, R. Johnson.
Second row: E. Johnson,
F. Horn, N. Vike.
Top row: Mr. Jarvis. C.
"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
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
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.
Bnllom mit: K. Dary, R. Bronte, J. Bryant, J, Qualo. M.
Second row: R. Natvig, G. Leiknt-ss. D. Humburg, H. Johnson
Top mir: Blr. Davis, R. Onsrud, 0. Gunderson, E. Severson.
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
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
a list oi bouts. Those starred were
l-l. Sturdevant ........ 'IOO ...,... K. Sturdevant
D. Olson ....
D. Larson .,..
.. ...TOO .,...,. l-l.-laylor
..,i'lO ....... R. Nettum'
Minuie-men for the minute,
J. P. the Green!
What's the ioke, girls? fAs if we
Rough, and iough, and hard to
Where did the wind come from?
The Blonde from Prospect
eseee A- E 2? Sh F'
Y If 5 gfiw 1
' il 2 Z '
School days, school days,
CALENDAR OF EVENTS i
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
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
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 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.
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 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
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
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
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 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
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.
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 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
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
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,
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 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 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
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.
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 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-
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