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I I “Ex-TCibrts I I Copyright H. SIDNEY SCOVILLE Editor LAWRENCE DAWSON Business ManagerCfje $27 JHeletean Publish by T5 )z Senior Class of Ibo Western Wisconsin State 'Dealers College River Tails, Wisconsin Volume SixteenX3o those whose unceasing efforts, splendid courage, untiring patience, and far-reaching vision have ma6e possible the growth of our school Into the Western Wisconsin State teachers College this book Is humblj dedicated. dedicationZ5o herald the growth of a bigger and finer institution, while reviewing tt)e gear’s achievements Is the aim an6 purpose of the 1927 Zteletean. "foreword ■B■■■■■■■■■■■■■■I Sl6tie? Scovllle Bernice Sl)el6rew “Tawrence Dawson 2Ufreb 3Jaker “Harriet 3)eebe ■ Vrtliur Webster ”3oI)rt "Haase!) Bessie Jttoe “Eveljn Walker “3rene 35erg “Trances Squires “Helen Webster Tveljn HoltCampus Administration Classes Activities Organizations  c r Campus  k  AdministrationREGENT P. W. RAMER Page Seventeen M E L E T E A N mt PRESIDENT AMES I 1 RESIDENT Ames, head of the Western Wisconsin State Teachers college, came to River Falls in 1908 as an instructor in the history department of the River Falls State Normal School. He served in this capacity until 1914, when he became head of the training school. He occupied this office for three years, and in 1917 he became president of the institution. In June, President Ames will have completed his tenth successful year at the helm of our school. His administration has been marked by innumerable accomplishments leading to the growth and expansion of the school. Page EighteenRexford S. Mitchell A.M. University of Chicago Civics and Public Speaking Dean of Men' Irma Hathorn A.M. Columbia University Dean of Women James I. Malott A.M. University of Missouri Psychology, Director of Rural Education Walter H. Hunt Ph.M. Valparaiso University Director, Principal's Department Maud A. Latta A.M. University of Chicago History Charles G. Stratton A.B. Michigan Normal College Geology, GeographyErasmus A. Whitenack A.B. Rucgcrs College Languages L. Lucile Haddow A.M. University of Wisconsin English Nelle L. Schlosser Boston School of Expression English, Expression Orville M. Hanna A.B. Franklin College English John M. May B.S.A. Kansas State Agricultural College Director of Department of Agriculture E. C. Hatch A.B., A.M. University of Minnesota Education Page Twenty i -. ..'.O,. BIH BBI James P. Jacobson ' 1 M.S. University of Wisconsin Physics HtL Margaret F. Chapman A.M. University of Wisconsin d Jk ■■i'i Mathematics i By w Marvin D. Geere Warren Conservatory of Mali sic Director, Depart meat of Music Alberta M. Greene Teachers’ College Columbia University Art H. E. Hayward A.M. University of Chicago Biology Dorothy Hatch Langley School of Music University of Minnesota Music Wjm Page Twenty-oneWilliam Segerstrom Scout Institute "Manual Training Arthur N. Johnson B.S. University of Wisconsin Agriculture Rudolph A. Karges Ph.M. University of Wisconsin Chemistry, Director High School Department Glen P. Junkman Ph.B. University of Wisconsin Mathematics Page Tuenty-ticoJames D. Hill A.B. Baylor University of History and Social Science Bethine March Smith Iowa State Teachers’ College Physical Education Cara Amelia Wharton Diploma, MacPhail School of Music History of Music, Theory, Pi- Lii.liax B. Clawson Western State Normal Michigan Art Richard B. Eide A.B. St. Olaf College English Economics Ted Cox A.B. University of Physical Education Athletic Coach Page Twenty-thre, Mary B. Kimball Diploma, Library School University of Wisconsin Librarian Mary Bradley Library School, University of Wisconsin Assistant Librarian Amy Fuller State Normal School River Falls, Wisconsin Assistant Librarian Edith E. Weberg State Normal School, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Home Economics Russell Johnston A.B. Washington and Jefferson College Principal, Junior High School Mabel Jorstad State Normal School, River Falls, Wis. Rural Critic tend'. Page Twenty-four W T W ■ ■ HE 1 Mabel L. Bridges A.B. University of Nebraska •Supervisor Elementary Grades Nathalie Dflander University of Minnesota Geography and History, Junior High School Dorothea E. Birdsell A.M. University of Wisconsin English, Junior High School Garnet J. Horton Rogers Western Illinois State Teacher’s College Fifth Grade Critic Irma B. Armstrong B.S. Teachers’ College, Columbia University Second Grade Critic Mable M. Parker Teachers’ College Columbia University Fourth Grade CriticLucile M. Fobes Teachers’ College Columbia University Primary Critic Adeline C. Patton Teachers’ College, Columbia University Third Grade Critic BLANCHE VANBERG Clerk ESTHER MURPHY Clerk Page Twenty-six3fn iHemortam LLOYD GOBLF. X LOYD Goble came to the River Falls Normal School in September 1906 as teacher of grammar and composition. In 1911 he was promoted to the position of Head of the English Department which he held to the time of his last illness. Mr. Goble brought to his work here a mind trained by study and enriched by travel. He held a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois and he had spent a year in graduate study at Harvard University, also. Before coming to River Falls Mr. Goble had spent several years as a teacher in the Philippine Islands. While in this work he spent his vacations travelling in China and Japan. While Mr. Goble was preeminently the scholarly student and teacher of English, he had endeared himself to generations of students by his kindly sympathy and interest in their problems. Much as he loved English Literature, the student always had first place in his thought. Hundreds of graduates who have gone out from his classes will long cherish his memory. Pa e Ttcenly'sevenThe Third Year Class T'HE Third Year Class is a group of those students who are finishing one of the three-year courses for high school teachers and supervisors. The group is continually growing and now takes a major part in all forms of school activities. The history of the Third Year Class began in September, 1924, when, together with students of other courses, it formed a freshman class of 175. There are now 60 who are graduating from the various three-year courses. The class was fortunate to obtain Mr. Karges as class advisor at the outset. The marked success of the class has been possible only through his cooperation and advice. The class put on the Prom of 1926, the success of which could not easily have been improved upon. It published the Meletean of 1927. It will present, together with the Second Year Senior Class, the Class Play in June, 1927. The Third Year Class is well represented in every branch of athletics, in debate, music, oratory, drama, school publications, and in scholarship. It has never failed to respond to aid in the progress or success of its Alma Mater.T DAWSON PAULSON First Semester Lawrence Dawson Walter Paulson Helen York Helen York R. A. Karges OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary T reasurer Second Semester Walter Paulson Frank Rademacher Helen York Helen York Faculty Advisor IbIt Pate Thirty-on Alfred Baker - Menomonic Principal's Course Mdctcan Staff 3; Y. M. C. A. I, 2, 3; Student Social Committee 3- Harriet E. Beebe - - River Falls History and English G. O. P. I, 2, 3, Treasurer I, 3; G. A. A. I; Vice President Y. W. C. A. I; Mozart 2; Mdctcan Vaudeville I, 2, 3, Assistant Director 3; Prom Committee I, 2, Chairman Decoration 2; Mdctcan Staff 3. 2; Babs 3; Student Social Committee 2; Volley Ball I; Baseball 1. Archie D. Begley - - Neillsville Agriculture and Principal's Agrifallian, Vice President 2, President 3; Football I, 2; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3. Albert Belisle ' - - Balsam Lake Principal's Civics I; N. C. A. I. Irene M. Berg - Mondovi English and Language Meletcan Staff 3; Aurelia 2, 3; Y. W. C. A. 2, 3. E JL E T E A N BBBCMBMMMiMlMM -SuJ I Eugene Brown - - - Stanley Mathematics and Science Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3; Lincolnian 2; Football 1. 2. vdmi 11 H Frederick Cook - Midway Mathematics and Mechanics Y. M. C. A. I, 2, 3. Roy C. Cook - Mazomanie Mathematics and Science Y. M. C. A. I, 2, 3. Lawrence Dawson River Falls Football 1, 2, 3; Basket-ball I, 2; Glee Club I; Class President 2, 3; Social Committee I, Treasurer I; Mclctcan Staff 3; Prom Committee 2. Lowell Dawson - - River Falls Language and Mechanics ' ■, Football 1, 2, 3; Basket-ball 1, 3; Captain V k Basket-ball Team 3; Class Track 1, 2; Vice President Class 1; Prom Committee 2. TISiMiSL Page Thirty-three Lloyd Clemons - Barron History and Science Y. M. C. A. 1, 2; Civic Club 1, 3. Bessie Dorwin ... River Falls Science and Mathematics Aurelia I; G. A. A. 1. 2, 3: Y. W. C. A. 1. 1 i Walter Dunbar - Emerald Mathematics and Science N. C. A. Treasurer 2; Debate Squad 3. Fritz William Feske - - Osceola History and Science Rural Life Club 1, 2; President 1, Secretary 2; Football 4, J; Baseball 3, 4, J; Y. M. C. A. 4, J; Chairman of Membership Committee Y. M. C. A. 4. Joe Freestone - Colfax Principal's Page Thirty-four 5 fcv lMl BliiiiB Hi Robert Gardiner - - Elmwood Glee Club I, 2, 3; Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Band 1, 2, 3; Vaudeville 2, 3. George Simon - Saxon Agriculture Agrifallian 1, 2, 3; N. C. A. I, 2, 3. Fern Gauvin - Eau Galle English and Mathematics G. O. P. I, 2, 3; Vaudeville 2, 3; N. C. A. I, 2, 3; G. A. A. 3. Arno Gluheisen - Webster Agriculture and Science Y. M. C. A. I, 2, 3; Agrifallian I,. 2, 3; Cross Country Race 1; Inter Class track 1, 2, 3; Track Squad 3; Organized Basket-ball and Baseball 1, 2, 3. Alvin Grahn - Stoughton Principal’s Football 3; Agrifallian. C Page Thirty-five3 John Haasch - Soperton Science Vice President 2; N. C. A. I, 2, 3; Lincolnian 1, 2, 3; Football 2, 3; Meletean Staff 3. Bert Holberg - - Afton, Minn. Science and English Floyd J. Helwig - Mondovi Agriculture and Principal’s Football I, 2, 3; Agrifallian 1, 2, 3; Treasurer 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2. 3. Evelyn Caroline Holt - River Falls . H. S. History and Mathematics Meletean Staff 3; Student Voice Staff I, 2; G. O. P. I, 2, 3; G. A. A. I, 3; N. C. A. I, 2, 3; Meletean Vaudeville I, 2, 3; Assistant Director 3; Prom Committee 2; Volley Ball I, 3; Basket-ball I; Baseball, Track I; Home Coming Committee 1, 3. Aldrich Horak - - Park Falls Page Thirty-sir I Edward M. Johnson - - Mondovi History and "Mechanics Civics Club 1; Y. M. C. A. 2, 3; Baseball I, 2, 3. Constance Johnson - River Falls Ida A. Johnson - - River Falls G. O. P. 1, 2, 3; Mozart Club 2, 3, Vice President 3; Victory Day Committee 3; Vaudeville I, 2, 3; Prom Committee 2; Student Voice Staff 3. A dr a Helen Lien - - Washburn Mathematics and French Oberlin College 1, 2; Y. W. C. A. 3; Aurelia 3. Oliver C. King - - Menomonie English History Football 3; Baseball 2, 3, Captain 3; Hornets 3. Page Thirty-seven Alvin Maier - Stanley Agriculture and Science Agrifallian 1, 2, 3; Football 1, 2, 3. Flavien Martell - - Somerset Agriculture and Principal’s N. C. A.; Agrifallian. Bessie Ellen Moe - - River Falls Richard Moore - Stanley Agriculture and Mechanics Phillip Nary - Baldwin Mathematics and Science N. C. A. I, 2, 3. mm Page Thirty-eightTillman Nelson - Holmen Mathematics and Mechanics Baseball I, 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. I, 2. 3. Pearl Olson - Amery Mathematics and Science G. A. A. 1, 2. 3, Treasurer 3; Y. W. C. A, 1, 2. 3; Volley Ball 2, 3; Basket-ball 2, 3; Baseball 2; Rural Life I. Walter A. Paulson - Me. Horeb Mathematics and Science Football 1, 2, 3, Captain 3; Baseball 1, 2; Class President 4; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, Secretary 3; Glee Club 3. Frank Rademacher - - Stanley Agricultural Course N. C. A. I, 2, 3; Agrifallian 1, 2, 3; Football I, 2, 3; Vice President Senior Class 3; Mclctean Vaudeville 3; Assistant Coach R. F. N. Mathias Nelson - - River Falls Principals Football 1, 2, 3; Assistant Coach 4. Page Thirty-nineAlice Reardon - - River Falls History and Mathematics Aurelia 2, 3; N. G. A. if 2, 3, Secretary 3. Oren Rodewald - - Elmwood Principal’s Football 3; Y. M. C. A. 2, 3; Clothes Pin Club 3. Agnes E. Schaffner - - Elmwood Mathematics and Science G. A. A. 1, 2, 3; Aurelia 3; N. C. A. 1, 2, 3. Milton John Schuette - - Waldo Agriculture, Principal’s Agrifallian 1, 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. Bernice L. Sheldrew - River Falls . H. S. English and History G. O. P. I, 2, 3, Vice President 1, President 3; Y. W. C. A. 2; Mozart 2; Vaudeville 1, 2, 3; "Maud the Third,” "Polly with a Past," "The Whole Town’s Talking,” "Bab”; Student Voice 2; Meletean Staff 3, Assistant Editor; Prom Committee 2. Page FortyLeo Smith - Mondovi Mathematics and History Merle Smith - - - River Falls English and History G. A. A. l, 2, 3. Ruby Solheim Frances Squires - Hastings, Minn. English and Language G. O. P. 3. Treasurer 3; Y. M. G. A. I,. 2, 3; Mozart Club 1, 2, 3, President 2; Aurelia 1, 2; Vaudeville 2, 3; Meletcan Staff 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3. Evelyn Stewart - Long Island, N. Y. Primary Course G. O. P. Is Y. w. c. A. i. Page Forty-one 1? THE 1 9 2 7 M E L E T E A N Sidney Scoville - - Turtle Lake History and English Lincolnian 1, 2, 3; Civic Club 2, 3; Vaudeville 2, 3, Manager 3; Tennis 2; Student Voice 3; MeSetean 3, Editor-in-Chief. L iliP® T ltd S wt UtS Mmmfil Clarence Wesslen - - Hillsdale 5 jj; LL Hi History and English j wjj 111 'I President Class 2; Editor of Student Voice 1 ‘lllliflitii i 2, 3; Vice President Lincolnian 2; Senior Jill 1JK1 ' | J Class Play 3; Civic Club I, 2, 3; Lincolnian WE jPlji v iilfc Orville Tostrud - - River Falls Treasurer Y. M. C. A. 2, 3. Evelyn Walker - Mondovi English and Language Melctcan Staff 3; Y. W. C. A. I, 2, 3; Aurelia 2, 3. Harold Walton - - Downing Agriculture Student Voice 2, Business Manager 3; Debate 2, 3; Lincolnian 2, 3. M Page Forty-twoArthur Webster - - River Falls Mathematics and Science Y. M. C. A. I, 2, 5; "Maud the Third”; "Polly with a Past"; "The Whole Town's Talking"; "Babs"; School Band 5; Mele-tean Staff 5; Basket-ball (organization); Baseball I, 2; Inter Class Football 2; Kow Kollege Kollegiatcs 2, 3. Helen Webster - Roberts Mathematics and English Aurelia 3; Y. W. C. A. I, 2, J. Percy T. Wick - Osseo Science and Mathematics Class Secretary 1; Vice President Social Committee 2; Homecoming Committee 2; Basket-ball 2, 3; Organization Athletics 1, 2, 3; School Band 1, 2, 3; School Orchestra I, 2, 3; "Babs”; Kow Kollege Kollegi-ates. A dele Williamson - - Mi II town History and English Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3; Devotional Church 2, 3; Delegate to Appleton 2; Delegate to Geneva 2; Delegate to Mcnomonie 3; Civic Club 1, 2, 3; President 2, 3; G. A. A. 1, 2; Homecoming Committee 2, 3; Student Voice Staff 3; Mozart Club 2, 3; Glee Club. Helen York - Cornell History and English G. O. P.; Secretary Class 2, 3; Mozart Club 2; Vaudeville 3; "Polly with a Past”; "The Whole Town’s Talking." Page Forty-threePage Forty-four Page Forty-five The Second Year Class TAHE Second Year Class consists of two groups, a Second Year Senior Class, the members of which are completing some one of the two-year courses for elementary teachers, and those who are in their second year of one of the three-year courses. This Second Year Class with its advisor, Mr. May, who has given his very active and valuable cooperation to the class, has contributed much to the successes of the River Falls State Teachers’ College this year and last. The members have been very active in all school activities, taking prominent parts in athletics, musical activities, dramatics, and especially forensics. Our State Championship orator, the men on the Championship debate teams, and our school extempore speaker are all members of this class. Many of the members have been leaders in the various school organizations during the past two years. The class presented the Junior Prom, their chief project for the year on Friday, May 13, 1927. Page Forty-sixTHE 19 2 E L E T E A N CANNEY PETERSON First Semester Scott Canney Donald Olson Marion Miller Lois Hunt John M. May OFFICERS Second Semester President - - - Victor Peterson Vice-President - Alma Maier Secretary - - Madelyn Bandoli Treasurer - Victor Knerr - Faculty Advisor Page Forty-sevenWilmot Ableidinger - - Durand Primary G. O. P. 1, 2, Secretary 2; N. C. A. I, 2; Vaudeville I, 2. Evelyn Anderson - - Ellsworth Intermediate Y. W. C. A. I, 2; Aurelia 2; Mozart Club 2. Irma Anderson - - Menomonie Primary Aurelia 1. 2; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2. Katherine Ausman - Elk Mound Primary Aurelia 1, 2; G. A. A. 1; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2. Madelyn Bandoli - - Eau Claire Primary III Page Port weightV'B Vida Beebe .... Cylon ntcrmcdiatc Aurelia I, 2; Y. V. C. A. I, 2. xE Mable Beastrom Primary Y. W. C. A. I. River Fall Ellen Bannister - Glcnwood City Grammar Student Social Committee 2; G. O. P. I, 2; G. A. A. 2s Glee Club 2. Evelyn Barrett - New Richmond Intermediate N. C. A. I. 2, President I; Aurelia I, 2, President 1: Mozart I, 2, President 2. Loretta Basel - New Richmond Intermediate Course Aurelia I, 2; G. A. A. I. 2| Y. W. C. A. 2. Forty-ntn Ruby Cooke - • - Spring Valley Grammar Y. W. C. A. 1, 2; Civics Club 2; G. A. A. 1. Jessie Mae Buck - - Frederick Grammar Grade Aurelia, Vice President; G. A. A. 2; Y. W. C. A. 2; "The Whole Town’s Talking"; "Bab." (Entered from Superior Normal) M Eva Bjerstedt - River Falls Irma Berktold - Lake City, Minn. G. A. A. 2; G. O. P. 2.Agnes Detert - Ellsworth Grammar Y. W. C. A. I, 2; G. A. A. 1; Aurelia | 2. Margaret Donovan - - Prescott Grammar N. C. A. 1, 2; Civic Club 1, 2. Agnes Dotseth Grammar Glee Club 2. Knapp Burnis Evenson - - River Falls • Intermediate Y. M. C. A. 1, 2. Clarice Evenson - - River Falls Primary Y. w. C. A. i, 2. Page Fifty-oneT H Q 7 MEL —r-v lYfn lLt inlW!l ■■ — =■ E T E A T Wl AYAM m Gunda Flekke - Mondovi English and Language Y. V. C. A. I, 2, Treasurer 2; Aurelia 2. May E. Fuller River Falls Primary G. A. A. 1, 2, Recording Secretary 2; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2; Tennis Tournament 2; Volley Ball 1, 2. Alice Gendron - - River Falls Intermediate G. O. P. I, 2; Glee Club I, 2; Quartet 1, 2; Vaudeville 1. Laurel Giese - Mondovi Intermediate Orchestra 2; Glee Club 2; Y. W. C. A. 2. Alma Geurkink - - River Falls Intermediate Y. W. C. A. I, 2; G. A. A. 1, 2; Class Play 2; Volley Ball Team 2; Basket-ball 1, 2; Baseball. MS m MB il inii iiitB] 1 SIR m i Pate Fifty-twoVivian Goldsmith - - Cumberland Intermediate G. O. P. 1, 2; G. A. A. 1, 2, President 2. Anna Hawkins- - - River Falls Grammar N. C. A. I 2. Bonita Hathaway - - Hersey Intermediate Civic Club 2, Vice President 2; N. C. A. 1, 2; Mozart Club 2; Baseball 2. Pearl S. Heckel - Prescott Intermediate G. A. A. I, 2; Y. W. C. A. I, 2. Grace Hossman - - Menomonie Intermediate G. A. A. i, 2. 'T Page Fifty-threeJb Helen Howe - - Maiden Rock Intermediate Mozart Club 2, Secretary and Treasurer 2; Glee Club 1, 2; G. A. A. I, 2; Rural Life Club 1, 2; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2; Delegate to Student Conference at Milwaukee. Ramona M. Hutchins - River Falls Primary Glee Club 2; Orchestra 2; G. A. A. 2; Y. V. C. A. 2. Eleanor M. Jerde - Cumberland Intermediate G. A. A. I, 2, Secretary 2. Odelia M. Johnson - Clear Lake Primary G. A. A. 1, 2; Aurelia 2; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2. Ruth E. Johnson - - Stanley Grammar G. A. A. 1, 2; Aurelia 2; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, President 2; Class Secretary I; Victory Committee 1, 2; Prom Committee; Delegate to Lake Geneva. c Page Fifty-fourT?r£f Q 7 7 R IfIMffl M I N y Ella Mae Jones - Roberts Primary G. O. P. 2, 3; Melctean Vaudeville 2, 3. Eunice Josephson - - Stockholm Primary Y. V. C. A. 2; G. A. A. 2. Katherine Kellogg - River Falls Grammar Aurelia 1, 2; Y. W. C. A. 2. Edward Korbein - - Mcnomonie . H. S. Y. M. C. A. I, 2, 3; Baseball 3. Laura May Lamson - - Roberts Intermediate G. A. A. I, 2; Volley Ball I, 2; Baseball 1, 2; Basket-ball 1, 2, Captain 2; Y. W. C. A. I, 2; Class Play 2. Page Fifty-fiveI James E. Landis - St. Paul, Minn. Grammar Chairman, Social Committee; Baseball; Basket-ball. Christine Larson - Cable Grammar Aurelia 2; Y. W. C. A. 2. Esther E. Long - Stanley Grammar G. A. A. I, 2, Vice President 2; Y. W. C. A. I, 2; Glee Club 1, 2. Pearl Marquardt - - Clear Lake Primary G. O. P. I, 2; G. A. A. 2; Y. W. C A. I 1 Katherine Martin - New Richmond Grammar N. C. A. 2; G. A. A. 2. M I L E 'iiUuaiil W M f Wmmm flj • lr ?SS d mimf m WmT[ 1 mr ! il m iw If 1 Vr- A [r r I Rrll r» | hi ,4 i r fc lllj A ||»l • ! { 1 ft r - ■ f •■■■ . ■■ uiTl 1'—. i 1 v • ■T hJ|l||| TV'. V “ llSBy . Ragf III 671BSBe®5k.- NN' i L i—r —-r Inez Morrow - River Falls Intermediate N. C. A. 1, 2; G. O. P. 1, 2; "Polly with a Past" 1; Vaudeville 1. Lettie Nelson - Woodville Primary G. A. A. 1, 2, Vice President 2. Evelyn Olson - - New Richmond Grammar Mozart 2; Y. W. G. A. 2; Glee Club 2.; Girls Quartette Accompanist. I (o jj fire Minnie J. Pederson - - River Falls Intermediate G. A. A. Vice President I, Treasurer 2; Y. V. C. A. I, 2; Basket-ball 2; Baseball 2; Volley Ball I. ' I !iu!bSa ' i 'n u iilW Eva Ramer River Falls Primary nn A NW 3L [o’Hjgr Page Fifty-seven,9 2 7 Beatrice Roe - Stanley Primary G. A. A. 1, 2, President 2; G. O. P.; Y. W. G. A. 1, 2, Secretary 2; Ring Committee. Mi v AmVininW’ «!v Mabel M. Scritchfield - Elmwood Intermediate G. A. A. 2; Basket-ball 2; Y. W. C. A. 2. i {{I Mayree E. Singleton Grammar Hudson N. C. A. I, 2, Secretary 2; G. A. A. 2; Aurelia 2; Mozart 2. in SDolfll Julia Stein - Ellsworth Grammar Y. W. C. A. 1, 2; G. A. A. 2; Aurelia 2. 8” IU 'Kkwh HI inswi Hi Hi i PtUiS ; I;.Mi isflfj 99 j UR Anna Stevens - Hammond Primary N. C. A. 1, 2; Aurelia 2. CZ Poge Fifty-eight ££ 77 Alice Swenson - - River Falls Rural Rural Life Club 1, 2, President 2; Y. V. C. A. 1; Girls' Quartette I; G. O. P. 1; Glee Club 1. Evelyn Tewksbury - Cumberland Primary G. O. P. 2; G. A. A. 2. Irene Verrette - Odanah Grammar G. O. P. I, 2; Glee Club I. Frances Vosburg - Weston Primary Aurelia 2; G. A. A. I, 2; N. C. A. 2. Irma Wenzel - River Falls Grammar x Page Fifty-nine "Hotnin frVit Dorotny Erkkson Truman G aao Y I Hill Jiine C«4cjr C‘ y.ln-. D««»1 7 -iIpK rarry id ms •Scott Conticy John Diiiisii Thcadoy CoM 6 «n I 4 m Th n m Bj”J HirVirt CK»p«n4X f.. » B rhar lean r4 Ctihni Page Sixty Jk ftl W vJ .'■« HernirJ C)o lon ?.y MuU n4ojt 64,U Tfy C“ Pflfic Sir y-Additional Second Year Graduates Bernice Ayers - -- -- -- - Wilson Primary Alise Jensen - - - - - - - River Falls Primary Odelia Johnson - - fV ----- Roberts Primary Elizabeth Jones - -- -- -- - Roberts Intermediate Mildred Randall...........................................River Falls Primary Mrs. Anna Werling ------ River Falls Intermediate Page Sixly-ncoPage Sixty-threePage Sixty-four q 2 jfj_j IlllMlll p, f p . N bHh Page Sixty-fiveFirst Year Class T AST fall the largest freshman class in the history of this school en-rolled in the various departments of the institution. At the first class meeting two hundred twenty-seven freshmen put their names on the roll. Under Mr. Stratton’s able, and what has proved to be constant and untiring leadership, the class organized and elected their officers. LeRoy Luberg was elected president. He served faithfully and well. It did not take many weeks for the members of the school to learn that the freshmen not only had a large number of students, but that there was a great deal of talent among them. This talent was further manifested by the large percentage that the class furnished each organization. The football championship team was strengthened by the presence of no less than ten freshmen, each of whom took part in enough of the games to receive the coveted "R”. In basket-ball our class showed up very well. Seven of the ten men on the state championship squad were freshmen. At no time in any game did any other class have as many men on the team as we did. Athletics was not the only line of activity in which the freshmen took part. In music we furnished ten boys for the Men’s Glee Club, and twenty-two members for the Girls’ Glee Club. There were several from our group in the band and orchestra. Most classes have to write the history of their freshman year with an apologetic "wait until next year” note, but we feel that we have made a truly unusual record, and our greatest hope is that we may be able to equal or surpass this record in the coming years. Page Sixty-sixOFFICERS LUBERG KARGES First Semester Leroy Luberg Grant Swanlaw -Gertrude Potter Herman Hages aP Charles G. Stratton President. -Vice-President Secretary -T reasurcr Second Semester Burton Karges - Lewis Troyer John Dzubay Evelyn Sansburn Advisor CHARLES G. STRATTON Page Sixty-sevenPage Sixty-eight• m- rr iR'utK! C r»ent«r P M.lin« C . (V C'» to y.--.., a,l«nw. U'lJtH CUFUn NaHi'c CU. 1« ’•J 0?o» Cf oO enrj D« U»e ' SB l)«Jkn Den xcr Lola Dillti lioti D««K»ln [j«»y )•» « h Jo'kn Dotfety In«k. £7« n U'l uoiUA H rolJ fnloe Page Sixty-nine Far. 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MMl lif,1 Stonr P»Ht' John P "» J?xt Sofam J.twvc'ncc £«»fckt Thtlfr Stfytt'S F « Ethel Tf trMn H»w a!«M £eg«Mt'0"i C) r 4C S tfon Gfoi s« » u» _________:---- Aw Seventy-fourfc l Tk W V n t Tnov p Vii hn P «r«M». n r UieckcY Flavine Wilkt' n W«lKer Uitiiti Irvha (f)ini enj L Vif W'iJow Page Seventy-five We«« 6«oV eWKite f) 'Y WKitft R ywonJ toirA'nf'fr Wtrit U ecr lirint Gfit«v«n Wro«'Wo P« $.cliv n tfcukc Z7«»«ld Faff fwn y'iirPage Seventy-sevenPage Seventy-eight cUvlttesM- eebo. ATHLETICSl 9 nr i he E E E T E A N COACH “TED” COX OACH Ted Cox has been one of the most successful leaders in Red and White athletics since the old school acquired the habit of winning State Championships. During his two years administration in athletics, he has turned out three State Championship teams, all of which were also 1000% teams. The first State Championship came in football during the 1921 season. The football championship was repeated in 1926 and the 1926-27 basket-ball team continued his string of successes by going through a difficult schedule without a defeat. It is not surprising that "Ted” has made this record of which we are all so proud as he came to us from the University of Minnesota with an enviable record as a player and leader of men. He played tackle on the varsity for three years and captained the great Minnesota team of 1924 that defeated Illinois and the famous "Red” Grange. He also won a varsity letter in basket-ball and three letters in track. His record in the hammer throw still stands. His friendly approach and easy manner in handling the candidates for places on the Red and White teams has won a place for him in the hearts of all of the loyal followers of the school; and their best wishes will go with him wherever he may choose to carry on his chosen work. Page EightyH 9 7 i KK M E E Football Season — 1926 w Page Eighty-one z THE 1 9 =3S£mm STATE CHAMPIONS The Season’s Record T.uther Phalen , o River Falls 54 Eau Claire .... 0 River Falls 20 Stout . 6 River Falls 21 7 River Falls ... 40 St. Mary’s. 12 River Falls 0 Superior 0 River Falls . 2 Page Eighty-twoKURT WENNERBERG Captain-Elect LAWRENCE DAWSON The Captains APT AIN Paulson has held down the position of center on the red and white team for three years. He has played on three state championship teams and certainly earned the distinction of captain. He was a cool and steady player and did more than his bit to help build up a good line. River Falls loses a valuable man with the loss of "Pauly” this year. Next year the gridiron squad will be led by the Shell Lake athlete, Kurt Wennerberg. During his first year here, Kurt played a wonderful game in the fullback position. During the early part of this season, he was held back with injuries. But he worked hard and conscientiously and was soon back in the line up for the guard position. The team of '27 will have a valuable asset in Captain Wennerberg. c '» 7" Pagi Eighty-thr"FESKE WEBER Luther-Phalen npHE opening game of the third consecutive championship season was with Luther-Phalen of St. Paul. Luther was more or less of an unknown quantity but their close contest with Winona the week before indicated a fast game for the opener. The Luther team, however, was lighter and slower than the River Falls team and the Red and White won easily with a score of 54 to 0. Coach Cox used all of his men, but only a few plays in the game. Page Eighty-fourLOVELL DAWSON ALVIN MAIER Homecoming ’ I 'HE Homecoming victory over Eau Claire gave the Red and White team some real experience. Though the game was one sided, it was very exciting. The gridiron fans saw some real football displayed on Ra-mer Field that Saturday afternoon. The line that faced the blue and gold warriors was nothing less than a stone wall. MacDonald and King showed the old pile driving zip and several times broke through for some pretty runs. The first conference game of the season ended in a victory 20 to 0. An unusually large number of the older grads were back for home coming. The drawing card was Bert E. Swenson, our first coach, who returned for the game. Bert alone would make a homecoming and hundreds of his old friends welcomed him back in his first visit since leaving the school. Plge Eighty-fiveKING Stout Game H El. WIG DISMAY and chagrin were in the hearts of the Stout rooters as the Red and White wrecked Stout’s Homecoming by defeating them 21 to | Lawrence and Lowell led a slashing attack which netted 58 yards and brought the ball within two yards of the goal. At this vital point, the Red and White fumbled, and Stout recovered. Then it was Stout’s turn to fumble. As luck would have it, however, they fumbled behind the goal line, and Feske recovered for a touchdown. After Paulson made a beautiful place kick. Stout marched straight down the field for four first downs and a touchdown. Then Stout opened up with passes, but one of them got into the hands of Lawrence Dawson who made a beautiful run of 45 yards for a touchdown. Maier made a nice 22 yard run in this quarter. Page Eighty-six RODE WALD Stevens Point TN the third conference game, Stevens Point was swamped by the Falls A 40 to 7. Six times the Red and White marched down Ramer Field for touchdowns. Unfortunately, old dame misfortune picked "Al” Maier for her victim and broke his leg in the second play. "Al” had been doing some nice work for the Red and White and his absence was keenly felt. Early in the game, Lowell and MacDonald put over two touchdowns. The way for one of them was paved by a pass which Helwig speared from the air. Then Glass, Standish, and "Nor” Manion each hung up a touchdown. "Bud” and Grahn also made some pretty runs in this game. St. Mary’s CT. MARY’S handed the invincible Red and White squad its only de- feat of the season by beating them 12 to 0. The game was played away from home and local boys made St. Mary’s do her best to beat them. The Red and White did not open up with very many plays, however, for fear of being scouted by Superior. This was the last game before our closing game with Superior and Coach did not care to have any dope leak out as to our signals. The game furnished some good practice for our boys and put them in form to tackle our old jinx Superior. STANDISH NORBERT MANION Page Eighty-eightJENSEN Superior TN an exciting and hard fought game, the Red and White wound up “ ■ their championship season by emerging victorious over Superior 2 to 0. For the third consecutive time the team "brought home the bacon” and championship honors to River Falls. Playing in a quagmire of mud and water, Superior’s light but fast backs were virtually powerless against the heavier Red and White. Time and again our backfield men hit the line for no gain. By dogged plugging and plunging, the Red and White finally got down to the Superior six yard line where they were held for downs. Superior attempted to punt, but the pass was wild and the kicker was tackled behind the line for a safety (the only score in the game). The remainder of the game resulted in a kicking duel. Lowell was able to hold his own with the Superior punter. In the closing minutes he saved the game and the championship by a wonderful punt from behind the goal line. Pate Eighty-nineSEGESTROM HAGESTAD The Freshmen TV rUCH of the glory of the championship season should go to the Freshmen. It is not often that ten freshmen will win letters in a Championship team. But every one of them deserved his letter. The freshman list of champions includes: MacDonald and Standish, half backs; Bud Manion, quarter; Jensen, Hagestad, Luberg and Clafflin, tackles; Segestrom and "Nor Manion, ends; and Hunt, center. Page NinetyCLAFFLIN Prospects T X TITH the wonderful galaxy of Freshman stars the future looks ” bright for football. Besides the ten Freshmen, there are four Junior lettermen, who are eligible for another year of competition. They are: Captain Elect Wennerberg, Glass, Weber and Collins. With his record of this year as a hard running, hard hitting back. Glass should be of great value another season. In spite of injuries, the giant tackle Weber made a wonderful showing the past season and may be counted on as a fixture for next year. Collins lived up fully to his freshman reputation as a heady, experienced line man and should make trouble again for the opponents of the Red and White. Page13 Review of the Season the whole, the 1926 football season was more than successful. The old River Falls spirit was somewhat lacking throughout the season due, probably, to so many championships at River Falls that the students fail to appreciate them. Toward the end of the season, however, with prospects for another state championship looming bright, the student body began to pep up and displayed some of that old time spirit. The Superior game terminated the gridiron career under the Red and White for ten of the boys of this year’s fighting squad. These men are: Capt. Paulson, center; Lowell Dawson, quarter; Lawrence Dawson, Maier, and Grahn, half-backs; King, full-back; Feske and Rodewald, guards; Wigen, and Helwig, ends. Paulson has played the last three years losing only a few minutes. This year as Captain, he piloted the team to a State Championship in great style. The Dawson brothers played great football during those three years. Lawrence’s running and Lowell’s kicking was a great asset to the team and helped us to win many games. Feske and Helwig have played two years in the line, and they were hard to beat. Feske hit hard and stopped at nothing. Helwig’s ability to spear passes out of the air was marvelous. Rodewald played one year as guard. He was a scrapper all the time which was evidenced by the black eyes that he carried around most of the season. King was one of the hardest fighting halfbacks that has ever played for River Falk. Maier was a wizard at the full-back position. Wigen played on a championship team here in 1916, and came back to play on another this year at the end position. He played good football all through the season. There was no individual star on the team. In fact, the entire team was made up of stars. It was their cooperation with each other and with the coach that made them a great team. Pete NimHytw Basket-tall Season — 1927 LOWELL DAWSON Captain T OWELL in the guard position always played wonderful basket-ball. He was consistent and cool headed and seldom let a man slip behind him for a basket. He did not appear to hurry himself while on the floor, yet he usually kept himself open and free to' pass to. He worked in well with the rest of the team and piloted the squad to championship honors in grand fashion. He has been a valuable man in his two years of basketball. LEO SMITH Student Manager Page Ninety-threeBasket-ball Squad 9 | 'HRF.E letter men of last year’s basket-ball squad and many high A school stars formed the material this year from which Coach Cox picked out his championship quintet. Out of forty candidates, Coach Cox picked seventeen men who worked hard for regular berths on the squad. Coach put these men through stiff workouts and finally got them tuned up to where they could carry off championship honors. Toward the end of the season with another state championship in view, the school spirit threw back the covers and began to come out. At the end of the season old dame spirit was at her highest pitch and a little chill would run up and down one’s spine as the student body began to cheer. It was an entirely successful season, and we sincerely hope that Coach Cox can build up another state championship team in basket-ball next year. He will have eight letter men back to form a nucleus for the squad. Pag Ninety-fourCaptain-elect Bliss played a wonderful game throughout the season. He was always cool headed, and his work at guard was beyond compare. He is so shifty that he seldom lets his man get away for an open shot. He should make a wonderful leader for the Red and White. The cage artists started their season by taking an easy victory from Hamline. The game was played at home and gave the fans a little inkling into the prospects of the season. BLISS Captain-Eire SKGESTROM The basketeers played six practice games to condition them for the conference tilt. After the Hamline game the squad played two games at Northfield, both of them closely contested. The Red and White came ouut on top in a game with the St. Paul Y. M. C. A., but took the worst defeat of the season from St. Olaf. The Oles’ ability to make free throws enabled them to add many points to their score. St. Olaf exhibited a good defense, forcing the Red and White to resort to long shots, most of which were unsuccessful. Page Ninety-fireRiver Falls opened their conference in a game with Eau Claire. The game was fast and well played. The Red and White took the lead right at the start and at no time were they in any particular danger from the Eau Claire boys. The game ended after a beautiful exhibition of stalling by the River Falls team. The score was 35 to 28. The game was featured by the all around aggressiveness of the River Falls team. •hunt The second conference tilt was with La Crosse at La Crosse. The superb playing of the Coxmen in this game was lauded in the La Crosse Tribune. The Maroons were helpless before the speedy floorwork .of River Falls and the opponents failed to break away from the guards for open shots. The superior playing in every way took Coach Ted Cox’s charges through to a victory of 27 to 18 which they richly deserved. "BUD" MANION Page Ninety-titIn the best of condition, and full of confidence to take in the northern boys for a cleaning, the Red and White trekked to Superior for the third conference game. After passing the ball over, around and under the Superiorites and running circles around them, the local boys emerged victorious to the tune of 30 to 22. The home boys were fast, shifty, and clever. After the local fans had worn out shoe leather and torn hair for an hour and a half, they finally got word from Cox at Eau Claire that Riv-ver Falls had won 28 to 25. Judging from the score we concluded that it must have been a fight to a finish game. However we found that in the last few minutes of play, the Eau Claire boys had made a mess of things by breaking up the famous Red and White stalling game. Not satisfied with this, they proceeded to make four baskets one after the other, thus making things look bad. The Red and White were leading by a comfortable margin up to those last few minutes. The fourth conference tilt was at Stout. Although the game was not at all one sided the local boys managed to maintain a fair lead. Standish in his clever way caged three baskets in rather short succession. The defense work of River Falls forced Stout to resort to long range shooting. Judging from the results they must have been short sighted. After about sixty minutes of hard struggling, the boys hung up another victory for collins River Falls with a score of 23 to 18. LANDIS Page Ninety-sevenIn one of the most exciting games of the season, the River Falls teachers defeated the Stout Institute basket-ball team by a 28 to 21 score. Stout presented their usual team of giants with great effect. Nor Manion, however, was able to get the biggest share of the jumps at center. The half ended 14 to 9 in River Falls favor. Stout recovered their wind and came back strong at the beginning of the second half. Things began to look dangerous for the Falls. At this critical point, Standish broke through with a basket and Hunt followed norbert manion with another. The Falls team then started their famous stalling game and held off the Miller crew for the remaining few minutes. The game ended 28 to 23. Undoubtedly the most thrilling battle of the season was the last one with La Crosse. The Keelerites held the lead until the third quarter then lost the game 28 to 23. La Crosse took the lead right from the start and maintained it on into the last quarter with a 3-point margin. At this point Lowell and Standish starred in a spurt that gave River Falls its first advantage. La Crosse came back and gained a 1-point lead. Standish closed the gap with a free throw. Dawson followed with a beautiful field shot. The game ended in a beautiful exhibition of stalling. CASE Page Xinety-eighlAnother State Championship was won when the Red and White cagers after a close struggle in the first half, came back in the final period and downed Superior by the wide margin of 38 to 15. By virtue of the victory over Superior, the Red and White finished the season with 1000% and tied with Platteville for championship. ___________________ Eight members of the Red and White squad figured in the scoring. Bliss was high point man with two field goals and five out of six free throws. In the last quarter Landis and Collins stepped into the game for their first time this season in a home game. Case and Segerstrom were also sent in. Much of the success of the season was due to the fine spirit of cooperation among the players and with the coach. "Nor” Manion, center and shining star of the Red and White, was more than able to hold his own with all comers. He was not outjumped in any game though he played against much taller men. Bud’s playing was remarkable for consistent team work; his floor work was shifty and clever and he eluded the guards for many short shots. Because of his eagle eye for the basket Landis frequently got into the games. The playing of Standish was of exceptional quality; he pulled several games out of the fire with his phenomenal side shots. Most of the season Standish alternated with Hunt at forward. Never before has the normal had two men of such quality for one position. Bill’s uncanny ability to work in the ball on the short shots made him one of the high scorers of the game season. The defense work of Segerstrom was beyond reproach. He seldom let his man slip behind him for an open shot. He was speedy and had a good eye for the basket. Case came to us from Gustavus where he had acquired one year’s experience at center. He was a steady, consistent player and deserves much credit for helping to lift the team to championship heights. Collins’ ability to change position on the team and still be able to work well with the rest of the team made him a valuable man. He could play either forward or guard with equal ability. Collins will be back next year with two years experience in basket-ball and should prove good material for another team. Page XiaelynimeT H E si i M E JLETEAN jEE Tennis in 1926 the completion of the four new trap rock courts, an im-se impetus was given to the interest in tennis during the season of 1926. The courts were in constant use before the breakfast hour, after school, and after supper. With new, well kept courts the old players developed stellar quality and many students, who had done little or nothing with tennis, showed great promise. Tennis became one of the leading spring sports. The spring tournaments were very interesting and very hotly contested. Prof. May defeated Gerald Paul in a close and exciting match in the finals of Singles. Bob Smith and Clarence Wesslyn won first honors in the doubles. In the first inter-school meet ever held, the River Falls team consisting of Paul, Wesslyn, Dawson and Wandry defeated a team representing Luther Phalen. The River Falls team took five of the six matches of this meet. Coaches Cox and Mitchell broke into championship honors once more by winning the faculty men’s doubles. The champions point to the fact that this series ran all season to prove that there was no fluke or accident to the result. Page One HundredWomen’s Athletics ■i G. A. A. I 'HE Girls Athletic Association aims to encourage participation in girls sports. It endeavors to create a spirit of good sportsmanship and loyalty toward all school activities. All girls in school who are interested in athletics are eligible to become members. This organization took an active part in the Homecoming and the Victory celebrations and exhibited as much pep as any. The Winter Carnival, which the G. A. A. sponsored, was one of the big events of Loving Cup, and the official “R’s”. The white G. A. A. sweaters were awarded to four girls. These girls have worked hard and earnestly for their sweaters. To receive a sweater a girl must earn six hundred points. Our point system awards two points for every hour of hiking, swimming, skiing, skating, tobogganing, tennis and horseback riding; one hundred points for any position on the first team of basket-ball, volley ball or baseball, and fifty points for hygienic living. The girls who won sweaters are Ruth Foley (in the picture) Laura May Lampson, May Fuller, and Alma Guerkink. the year. Participation in athletics is encouraged by the sweater awards, the JL Page Oh Hundred Oh THE 1927 M E E E .T E A NWlt GOLDSMITH First Semester Vivian Goldsmith Lettie Nelson Eleanor Jerde Portia Hill Pearl Olson G. A. A. President Vice-President Secretary Recording Secretary T reasurer MISS SMITH Second Semester Beatrice Roe Esther Long Agnes Detert Ruth Foley Minnie Pederson Page One Hundred Two THE ■ - ■■ ifesraarw.. FRESHMAN TEAM Hazel Peck Norma Haunschild Nettie Grotenhuis Emma Remley Fern Baker Alma Fyksen Claire Fyksen Helen Hawkins I ''HE volley ball season opened early in the fall term with about thirty A girls out for practice. The practices were held every Tuesday and Thursday night after school. A tournament was held on two successive nights. The Freshman team won the championship. ‘age One Hundred Three Basket-ball FRESHMAN TEAM Ruby Solum (captain) Guard Thelma Mears - Forward Nettie Grotenhuis Forward Emma Remley Forward Mabel Fidler - - Guard Margaret McNabb Guard Substitutes Helen Hawkins - ;4 . - lumping Forward Naida Kyle - - - - Guard Winifred Gilman - - - Guard T HE basket-ball season opened with about twenty girls in the squad. The practices were held in a similar manner to the volley ball practices. A quick rush to the "caf” for eats gives us an idea that much energy was expended. A tournament was held and the Freshmen came out on the top as usual. Page One Hundred PourCdvn-oal voherj do Not CdT Page One Hundred Five mm Mow« PavTl C.db» ,yi£ . Old Tm? Dou n Rt’oer Vj« vc{ Cd 9 tr Q on id We sr. CyoH 27Page One Hundred SevenMR. MITCHELL |'HE year 1927 has been another "Mitchell” year. First place in Ora-tory, a State Championship in Debate, and second place in Extemporaneous Speaking might be considered a case of great good luck. A review of the record of 1926 reveals, however, that it is a typical record for Coach Mitchell. Every member of the school is glad to give full credit to our great leader. It is due largely to the inspiring personality and leadership of Mr. Mitchell that Forensics has become a major interest in the school. The celebration at the close of the debate season lacked nothing in fervor when compared with the celebrations of the Football and Basket-ball Championships. There is as much squad spirit and team loyalty among the debaters and orators as there is among the football men. It is the consciousness that they are working with a real man that inspires students to write orations, try out for extemporaneous speaking and to toil in the long series of preliminary and practice debates. One outstanding quality of Mr. Mitchell’s work is that he works with his men and women. No argument or line of thought is handed out by the coach. Everything is worked out in practice debates and the debaters think and work with the coach. It is this practice of working with an outstanding personality, rather than accepting orders, that makes the work in Forsenics so much appreciated. The Forensic banquet given by two hundred students and Faculty members was a fitting recognition of the great work of coach and students. The outstanding event of the evening was the announcement by Pres. Ames of the establishment of a Department of Public Speaking with Mr. Mitchell as head of the department. So long as Mr. Mitchell remains in this position the honors of the school are safe.MARSHALL NORSENG BERNARD MORTON 7 I 'HIS has been another year of outstanding success in oratory and A extemporaneous speaking. At the state contest we received first in oratory and second in extemporaneous speaking. In the interstate contest we received second in oratory. This rivals the record of last year when we won second in oratory and first in extemporaneous speaking both in the state and interstate contests. The State Contest was held at Eau Claire March 18th. Our contestants were accompanied by a group of sixty students, including the Men’s Glee Club, the Women’s Glee Club and the Lincolnian debating society. The extemporaneous speaking contest occurred in the afternoon. Mr. Morton placed second. Donald Vetter of Stevens Point, who won the contest, later tied for first place in the interstate contest. Mr. Norseng won the oratorical contest in the evening with his oration, "Our Harvest of Hate”. The Interstate Contest occurred at Cedar Falls, Iowa, April 29th. Here Mr. Norseng met the winners of the state contests in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois, and placed second, the Missouri representative winning first. Mr. Norseng’s showing in oratory and extemporaneous speaking the last two years constitutes a record never duplicated in the history of the state or interstate leagues. Never before has one person won both state contests and never before has a representative placed in both interstate contests. We congratulate Mr. Norseng on his extraordinary showing. Pate Ome Hundred Sine DAVISON BARRY OLSON State Champions NEGATIVE TEAM SMITH AFFIRMATIVE TEAM MORTON NORSENG Page One Hundred TenBAXDOLI HAWKINS GARLEY FOR the second consecutive year River Falls stands at the head of the Normal School system of the state with the State Championship in Debate. The prospects for the year looked very good with Norseng, Davison, and Smith back from last year’s State Championship Team. The return I of Morton at the beginning of the second quarter boosted debate stock still higher. Of last year’s squad Barry and Donald Olson were able to make the teams after strenuous competition with the excellent Freshman material. Following his usual system. Coach Mitchell divided the squad into reams for a series of practice debates. Each team debated fourteen times, seven on each side of the question. Following the cutting down of the squad, the members were assigned to sides of the question. Practice debates were held with several of the Minnesota colleges. The affirmative (team also made a trip to the eastern part of the state for practice debates with Oshkosh, Stevens Point and St. Norbert’s College. These debates as well as the debates between the affirmative and the negative teams gave invaluable practice to the squad. They also uncovered every argument on the McNary-Haugen Bill. Nothing was met in the conference debates which the teams had not fought over repeatedly in the practice debates. In the Northern triangle the affirmative team, speaking at home, eliminated Superior, while the negative team journeyed to Eau Claire and won another victory. In the final round the negative team showed splendid mastery of the question in defeating the strong Stevens Point team, while the affirmative team was winning from Platteville at Platte-ville. Much of the credit for the season’s work is due the Girls Team. They repeatedly debated against the regular teams and often won the judge’s decision. The Girls’ Team met the Girls Team of La Crosse at La Crosse in a no decision debate and made a very strong showing. Page One Hundred RlevenT H E 1 9 2 i sSl E A N Winners of the Forsenic "R” Forensic "R” (Plain key awarded for five points) Laura Keller, 21 Allan Me Andrews, 23 John Williams, 21 Philip Mitchell, ’23 Leo Shannon, 21 Margaret McDermott, ’2 5 Winifred Bird, ’23 Kenneth Preston, ’25 Honor Forensic "R” (Key with one star awarded for ten points) Frank Albes, ’22 Carlton Ames, 25 Langdon Chapman, 22 Margaret Bailey, 25 Everett Smith, ’25 Ronald Baker, ’25 Thomas Barry, 28 Donald Olson, ’28 Distinctive Forensic "R” (Key with two stars for fifteen points) Reynold Jensen, 25 Alvin Howalt, 22 Double Honor "R (Key with three stars awarded for twenty points) Edward Casey, 23 Fred Wandrey, 26 Rex Liebenberg, ’23 John Burke, 26 Catherine Chapman, 25 Robert Smith, 28 John Davison, 28 Double Distinctive "R” (Kjy with four stars awarded for thirty points) Melvin Thomson, 22 Bernard Morton, 28 Marshall Norseng, 28 (forty points) Page One Hundred TwelvePage One Hundred ThirteenTHE Music Department of the River Falls Teachers’ College has, in its development of the musical life of the school, maintained as its chief aim, the idea of making the school a better place in which to spend our student days. The Department has attempted to carry out this aim by providing every student with a chance of active participation in some branch of musical activity. In other words, the chance to attain some musical culture is open to every one who attends the River Falls Teachers College. Activities in the musical world have reached a high peak in this year’s program. Fields hitherto untouched have been entered into with a great deal of success. The organization of the musical activities began in the second week of school, and a well developed musical program was soon in force. Outstanding among the musical events of the year were the College Minstrel, the College Vaudeville, the High School Music Contest, the Spring Concert, and the concert given at the Oratorical Contest at Eau Claire in March. This year witnessed one of the most successful seasons which the Men’s Glee Club and the Women’s Glee Club have ever experienced. The Men’s Glee Club under the direction of Marvin D. Geere put across a very successful minstrel show. The Girls Glee Club under the direction of Miss Cara Wharton has attained an excellence which is hard to surpass. The two girls quartettes have approached and surpassed the quartettes of other years. With most of these people returning to school next year, a bright future for the College seems sure. The men’s quartette has enjoyed a successful season and plans to do big things next year. The Orchestra has maintained its standard of excellence this year. It has been very active in providing music for all the main College functions. The Band, under the direction of Mr. Richard C. Eide, has developed and maintained for itself the reputation which a River Falls Teachers College band always has. Page One Hundred FourteenMen’s Glee Club Tenor Tenor Robert Gardiner Scott Canney John Dzubay Elmer Nelson Marvin Hanson Archie Mueller James Fenton Robert Smith Lloyd Swenson Hoyt Johnson Bass Le Roy Luberg Albert Johnson Truman Glass Harold Sombke Glen Gallup Baritone Herbert Chapman Watson McIntyre Irwin Taylor Walter Paulson Walter Bristol Paul Blumgren S Page One Hundred FifteenTHE 1 9 2 7 Girls’ Glee Club Frances Squires Evelyn Sansburn Cara Wharton Ellen Bannister Atwood, Beryl Casey, Pauline Dunn, Frances Gilman, Winifred Hagg, Genevieve Hovde, Thelma Kellogg, Katherine Long, Esther. McLaughlin, Pauline Malott, Lucile Martin, Mary O’Brien, Margaret Sansburn, Evelyn Squires, Frances Strevey, Marie Oltman, Marcella Thorpe, Mabel Welden, LaVita Wenum, Della Dotseth, Agnes Brown, Irene Williamson, Adele Jensen, Evelyn President Vice-President Director Accompanist Bjerstedt, Eva Borner, Eleanor Hawkins, Helen Larson, Harrictte Maier, Alma Scritchfield, Mabel Solum, Ruby Vassau, Vivian Jacobson, Mable Pctcric, Phyllis Guise, Laurel Erickson, Edna Forsyth, Elaine Hutchins, Pamona Howe, Helen Martin, Madge Merriman, Helen Nepple, Agnes Olson, Evelyn Retrum, Ethel Swenson, Alice Vassau, Claudia Gendron, Alice Page One Hundred SixteenNormal Band Hoyt Johnson - - Cornet Norman Kahl - - - Alto James Casey - - Comet •Carl Amundson - - AJto Donald Olson - - Cornet Jules Reinhart - - Saxophone Raymond Bliss Cornet Herbert Chapman - - Saxophone Marie Strevcy Cornet Ruth Foley Saxophone Joe Chopp Clarinet Charles Conselman - - T rombone Clarence Buckley Clarinet Archie Mueller - Trombone Lester Sul ton Clarinet Perry Adams - - Baritone Arthur Webster Clarinet Howard Smith - - Baritone Percy Wick - - - - Clarinet Ray Ncbcl - - - Bass Constance Johnson - - Clarinet Robert Gardiner - Snare Drum Erwin Taylor - - Clarinet Pearl Englcr - Bass Drum Grant Swanlow - Piccolo 'T'HE college band furnishes music for all football and basket-ball games, pep fests, and other occasions when band music is suitable. It is composed of about thirty pieces, and its membership is open to anyone who can qualify. A beginners’ band is started each fall for those interested in learning to play an instrument. Each spring a small group is elected to honorary band membership on the basis of progress, attitude, and ability. This group is entitled to wear the band key as a token of this worthy membership. Page One Hundred SeventeenOrchestra Marshall Norseng - - Violin Bethinc Smith - - - Cello Robert Smith - - - . Violin Percy Wick - - Clarinet Laurel Guise - Violin Theodore Goble - - ■ Clarinet Mrs. J. H. Ames - Violin Watson McIntyre Clarinet Ramona Hutchins - - - Violin Hoyt Johnson Clarinet Elaine Peterson - • - - Violin Raymond Bliss Clarinet Ruth Foley - - . Violin Charles Counsclman T rombone Joe Chopp - Clarinet Herbert Chapman Bass Saxophone Eleanor Borner - - - Piano Bob Gardiner - - Drums Grant Swanlaw i - - Flute Page One Hundred Eighteen DRAMA MISS SCHLOSSER Drama p RAMATIC work has been an outstanding feature in the activities of the school year. Much of the credit for all the dramatic work must be given to Miss Schlosser, whose patience, efficiency and thorough work make our stage productions possible. The drama has produced several plays, one of which was a one act play, The Burglar, that was given as an assembly program during the winter months. A faculty play, Twelve Hundred a Year, was given in the fall for the benefit of the school promotion fund. The annual play for the benefit of the Agri-fallian Society was staged on the seventh of March. A cast of sixteen students presented The Whole Town's Talking, by John Emerson and Anita Loos, to a large audience which thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. The Senior Class Play is the final work in dramatics for the year. Bah, by Edward Childs Carpenter, has been selected for this event. The cast has been chosen and is already at work. The play will be given on the Monday night of Commencement Week. It is a four-act comedy which promises to give an evening of complete entertainment. Page One Hundred TwentyThe Whole Town’s Talking By John Emerson and Anica Loos CAST Henry Simmons, a manufacturer Harriet Simmons, his wife - - - Ethel Simmons, their daughter Chester Binney, Simmons’ partner Letty Lythe, a motion picture star Donald Swift, a motion picture director Roger Swift, a young Chicago blood Lila Wilson, a friend of Ethel Sallie Otis, a friend of Ethel Annie, a maid............ Sadie Bloom.............. Taxi Driver - The Girls ------ Walter Pearson Helen York - Mae Buck • Glen Gallup Bernice Sheldrew Bernard Morton Arthur Webster Eileen Fitzgerald Beryl Atwood Evelyn Sansburn Velma Dunn George White Irene Verette Borghild Felstad Mabel Thorpe Naida Kyle RITICS cited ’’The Whole Town’s Talking” as one of the finest plays ever presented by River Falls students. Its plot and execution were superb in every respect. Page One Hundred Twenty-one Faculty Play $1200 A YEAR by Edna Ferber CAST Paul Stoddard, Professor of Economics Jean Stoddard, his wife - Henry Adams Winthrop, Professor of Greek Frances Winthrop - Cyrus McClure, a mill owner - Steven McClure, his son - Chris Zsupnik, a mill hand - Mrs. Zsupnik, his wife Tony Zsupnik, his daughter - Martha, a servant ------ A. Starr Putnam, Professor of English Literature Emily Putnam, his wife - - - - Howard Snell, assistant Professor of Chemistry Milly Fasming, his fiancee Vernon Salsbury, Professor of Biology Otto Krajuk. mill hand - Louis Polinski, mill hand - Gus, a janitor ------- Slotkin, a tailor - - - Cleveland Wetch, of the Mastodon Arts Film Co. Mr. Jacobson Mrs. Mitchell Mr. Whitettack Mrs. Langley Mr. Hunt Mr. Hayward Mr. Junkman Mrs. Randall - Mrs. Hill Mrs. Anderson Mr. Johnston Miss Greene - Mr. May Miss Fuller Mr. Spriggs Mr. Cox Mr. Johnson Mr. Segerstrom Mr. Johnson Mr. Mitchell Pat On Hundred Tueitty-tuo Page One Hundred Twenty-threeNormal Vaudeville 1927 "THE VARSITY VERSATILITIES OF 1927” Staged by Assisted by Director of Dancing Electrician Evelyn Holt Theodore Goble Sidney Scovill Bud Morton Stage Manager - Burton Karges 1. Overture Normal Orchestra. 2. The Saplanders Glen Gallop, Archie Meuller, LeRoy Luberg, Elmer Nelson. 3. Window Sills and Co. in "How to Avoid Women.” Sidney Scovill, Walter Pearson, Helen York, Velma Dunn, Bessie Moe. 4. Bud Morton in "Rolling His Own.” 5. In Old Madrid Harriett Beebe and Chorus: Ida Johnson, Wilmot Ableidinger, Ella Mae Jones, Frances Squires, Vivian Chinnock, Lois Hunt, Irma Berk told, Marjorie Hughes. Dance: Velma Dunn and Agnes Neppel. 6. The Five Carrymores in "Julius Sees Her.” Earl Weber, Frank Radamacher, George White, Clifford Erickson, George Shipman. 7. Goutini the Great in Magigraft Joe Chopp. 8. Sunshine Review (a) Birth of the Blues Evelyn Holt and Chorus: Ida Johnson, Wilmot Ableidinger, Ella Mae Jones, Frances Squires, Vivian Chinnock, Lois Hunt, Irma Berk told, Marjorie Hughes. (b) Pierette Sisters Harriet Beebe and Bernice Sheldrew. (c) Darkies Clog Dance Agnes Neppel and Katherine Martin. (d) Black Bottom Agnes McClurg and Velma Dunn. (e) My Dream of the Big Parade Robert Gardiner and chorus: Ellen Bannister, Fern Gauvin, Marcella Ottman, Margaret O’Brien, Bessie Moe, Helen York. Pate One Hundred TwenlyfourI Page One Hundred Twenty }Junior Operettas Directed by MRS. DOROTHY HATCH LANGLIE 'Twilight Alley” ----- Junior High School 'King of the Elves” - Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades Page One Hundred TxceMy-six  Page One Hundred Twenty-sevenCommencement 1926 Friday, May 21s , 8:30 P. M. Annual Promenade, Gymnasium, North Hall. Sunday, «we 6 6, 8:00 P. M. Baccalaureate Address, Auditorium, Reverend Henry Chapman Swearingen, St. Paul, House of Hope Presbyterian church. Monday, June 7th, 8:15 P.M. Senior Class Play, Auditorium, "Daddy Long Legs”, by Jean Webster. Tuesday, w e 8th, 10:30 A. M. Class Day Exercises, South Campus. Tuesday, June 8th, 1:00 to 4:00 P. M. Class of 1921 Reunion, Dinner and Dance, South Hall. Tuesday, June 8th, 8:00 to 10:00 P. M. President’s Reception, Gymnasium, North Hall. Wednesday, June 9th, 10:00 A. M. Commencement Exercises, Auditorium, Address by Superintendent James M. McConnell, Commissioner of Education, the State of Minnesota. Alumni Banquet, Methodist church. Wednesday, June 9 th, 8:30 P.M. Alumni Ball, Gymnasium, North Hall. Another large class participated in the very impressive Commencement exercises of 1926. Diplomas and certificates were granted to 172 graduates, 71 of which were graduates of three-year courses, 63 were graduates of two-year courses, and 38 were graduates of one-year rural courses. The Commencement address given by Superintendent McConnell was unusually impressive and inspirational as a last word to the large and splendid group of young men and women our school was about to send out to make its way in life. CLASS DAY EXERCISES Tuesday, June 8th, Ten o’clock A. M., South Campus Processional Coronation of Class Queen Fairy Dance - -- -- ---- - Hinman The Gypsy Trail - Avery Ames, Lucille Johnson Sorrentina Class History - Aloysius Williams, Doris Frcderickson Czadas Class Prophecy - George Wilson, Ellen Burke, Bernard Ingle, Lyla Van Alstine, Ella Cat one Presentation of Yoke -............................Barlette Luttrcll Acceptance by Second Year Class - Clarence Wesslen Presentation of Awards Parade of the Wooden Soldiers - Chauvc Souris Tree Ceremony Pledge Song Page One Hundred Twenty-eightAnnual Promenade, May 21, 1926 North Hall Gymnasium Doris Tyvol -.................................Prom. Chairman Walter Paulson............................- Partner COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN Harriett Beebe......................................Decorations Lawrence Dawson - - - - - - - Music Frances Squires..........................- Programs SENIOR CLASS PLAY 1926 Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster PRESENTED—June 7, 1926 Jervis Pendleton - - - - - - - Elmer Reran James McBride - - - - - - Markham Norton Abner Parsons............................- Harold Walton Cyrus Wykoff ------- Osborne Attoe Walters - -- -- -- -- Harold Walton Griggs - -- -- -- -- Osborne Attoe Judy - - ‘ - L - - - - Mildred Randall Miss Pritchard - - - - - - ' Slauson Mis. Pendleton - - - - -' - - Margaret Jackson Sallie McBride........................- - - Alice Hagen Julie Pendleton -------- LM" Gregor Mrs. Semple.........................................My Ie Pe,en Mrs. Lippett ------- Harriett Gilbert Orphans at the John Grier Home: Sadie Katie ------- Stella Pederson Lettie..............................- Louhe Rlste Gladiola.............................- Marie Lundy . _ Alma Guerkink Anna........................... _ ,, , Loretta - - - - - - - Laura May Lamson Freddie Perkins ’....................- Margaret Prosser Mamie................................- Genevieve Stewart t _ Mildred Pederson enn e Stella Pederson Carrie, a maid - - - page One Hundred Twenty-nineA N Homecoming Saturday, October 9, 1926 Marshall Norseng - - General Chairman PROGRAM 8:00 P. M. (Friday evening) Mass Meeting. 9:30 P. M. (Friday evening) Torchlight Parade. 10:30 A. M. (Saturday) Parade. 2:00 P. M. (Saturday) Game (Eau Claire vs. Falls). 8:30 P. M. (Saturday) Homecoming Ball. ITH traditional decorations of red and white, both in the streets ’ v and store fronts, River Falls welcomed her guests to the 1926 Homecoming. The program began in good spirit with a mass meeting presided over by Senator Hunt. With many of the former graduates on the platform, and the general assembly packed, as lively a mass meeting as any one has ever seen took place. Each one on the platform gave an interesting talk, lauding our athletics. Among these was Mr. Bert Swenson of California, the first athletic coach of River Falls. The active organizations all prepared floats, which indeed added much to the success of Homecoming and filled the morning with fun for all. Ramer Field was crowded to its fullest capacity at the very minute of the "kick-off”. Tension was prevalent throughout the whole game, but joy and shouts were the rule on the way home. The closing event of Homecoming was the dance in the gymnasium. Altogether River Falls launched a great "Welcome-Back-Home”. Page One Hundred ThirtyPane One Hundred Thirty oneo.iu-XiJtiij pupuiiji 3ii0 jSojPage One Hundred Thirty-three MfH T H E X 9 1 The Meletean Q INCE 1912 the Senior Class of the River Falls Normal School has each year published the school annual, the Meletean. Up to 1925 this was done by the second year class. But in 1926 the third year Seniors, for the first time, constituted the larger part of the graduating class and took over the responsibility of the Meletean. With the growth of the school the annual has grown in size and in quality. The high water mark of literary and artistic merit was certainly reached by the staff of 1926 under the advisorship of Miss Latta. With such a model of achievement, the new and inexperienced staff of 1927 took up their work with a heavy sense of responsibility. Upon one point however there was no hesitation or trepidation. The central theme must be the expansion of the River Falls Normal School into the Western State Teachers College. This expansion, as well as the erection of the fine addition to North Hall, point to a useful and hopeful future for the school. It is this greater future that the staff has endeavored to make the central idea of the book. Not only was the staff fortunate in having this worthy theme, but as the activities of the school developed, it was evident that they would have a great year to chronicle. The Annual is necessarily historical in I that it is built about the events of the year. Great events make great history. Surely no school has ever had a greater year. Football championship, basket-ball championship, first place in bratory, and the debate championship should form the base of a worthy chronicle. It has been the ambition of the staff to make a worthy and appreciative record of these great events. It is their hope that this ambition has been reasonably well achieved. Page One Hundred Thirty I our ■■The 1927 Meletean MR. KARGES Faculty Advisor SW@I Page One Hundred Thirty-fiveMeletean Staff Sidney Scoville Editor-in-Chief Bernice Sheldrew Associate Editor Lawrence Dawson Business Manager Alfred Baker Assistant Business Manager Arthur Webster Athletic Editor John Hasch - Photography Harriett Beebe - Art Editor Frances Squires Feature Editor Irene Berg Organization Editor Evelyn Walker Organization Editor Bessie Moe Faculty Editor Helen Webster Activity Editor Evelyn Holt - Typist Page One Hundred Thirty-sixThe Student Voice T HE STUDENT VOICE, the weekly publication of the students of - • the Western State Teachers’ College, has in its eleven years of existence developed from a small three column sheet into a six column paper that easily meets the requirements of a standard college weekly. Its three column size was used until the spring of 1924, when the need for more news space to meet the demands of widening school and cam pus activities was felt, and the possibility of financially maintaining a larger paper was recognized. The result was a four column sheet that was used until the end of the school year, 1925-26. At the opening of the school year last fall the present six column sheet was initiated and has been successfully maintained throughout the year. THE STUDENT VOICE is a self-supporting paper; that is, it receives no financial aid save that which it makes through its subscriptions and its paid advertising. It has a circulation of over eight hundred copies weekly. Four hundred of its subscribers are numbered in the student body; one hundred in the neighboring high schools; fifty-four in the ranks of the alumni of the school; and forty in the faculty. Over two hundred copies are sent out weekly in exchange with other colleges, with high schools, and with town and city papers. THE STUDENT VOICE is intrinsically a student publication. It is written, edited, and published by members of the student body. The staff is organized into two distinct groups: the editorial staff and the business staff. The editor and the business manager earn their positions by a year’s work as assistants to their respective offices. These assistant-ships are in turn acquired on merits of ability and willingness to work. This plan is on a strictly competitive basis; each student "trying out” is given ample opportunity to show his fitness for the position that he is trying for. The staff members also earn their places on the staff, and keep them only by doing better work than their competitors. This plan not only keeps the standard of the paper higher, but also serves as a means of giving the staff members invaluable training in journalistic work and business methods. THE STUDENT VOICE for the past nine months has not only been of such high standard as to compare favorably with the college papers of much larger schools, but it also has earned recognition from other campuses. In addition, it has carried word of the activities of this school abroad and spread the fame of the Red and White throughout the state. This has been a successful year for THE STUDENT VOICE. Page One Hundred Thirty-sevenWALTON WESSI.EN The Student Voice Clarence Wesslen - Editor Harold Walton - - Business Manager Journalism Class - - - Reporters Richard B. Eide - Advisor RICHARD B. EIDE Page One Hundred Thirty-eightI suont»?]iic6aQ Student Social Committee OFFICERS Jim Landis - Bessie Moe - Christal Thomas MEMBERS Ike Walton Alfred Baker Robert Smith Harold Segestrom Sara McIntyre Christal Thomas President Secretary T reasurer Hoyt Johnson Jim Landis Bessie Moe HTHE Student Social Committee is a representative body composed of three members from each class with Miss Hathorn as faculty advisor. It is the duty of this Social Committee to foster social activities throughout the school year for the benefit of the student body. The matinee dances, as well as the evening dances, have been sponsored by this committee. The masquerade seemed the high light in the way of dancing. Another project attempted by the Social Committee was the outdoor skating rink. With the aid of the townspeople, faculty and students, the rink was enlarged a great deal in comparison with the rink of last year. This rink was used in municipal capacity, townspeople as well as students and faculty members having access to it. One of the feature additions was the erection of a warming house. It is the hope of the present committee that future members will still further increase the number of real social activities for the normal school students. Pair One Hundred Thirty-nineCABINET Clarence Knight Burton Karges Walter Paulson Orville Tostrud Edwin Johnson Irwin Taylor -Kurt Wenerberg Herbert Chapman Louis Troyer Fritz Feske _ President _ _ Vice-President . - - - f - - Secretary . Treasurer - Treasurer Chairman of Religious Education Community Service Campus Service Freshman Work Chairman of Membership Com. JAMES P. JACOBSONY. M. C. A. r I 'HE Y. M. C. A. is an organization which seeks to build up in its A members Creative Christian Personality. “Y” members pledge themselves to foster right thinking, right speaking, and right living. This involves honest class work, clean athletics, pure social relationships, and service to the other fellow. When nearly one-half of all the young men in school so pledge themselves, as in the past year, one can readily see what a large part such a movement must play in our campus life. In a year of many successes, the River Falls Y. M. C. A. has held a leading place among the other Associations in the State. Indeed not a little of the most desirable publicity around the state has come to River Falls because of its active Y. M. C. A. Throughout the year the "Y” has taken an active part in the social life of the school. The "Joint Mixers” staged early in the year, the annual "Stag” party, and the joint picnic with the Y. W. C. A. and the N. C. A. have done much to enliven and make enjoyable a year of happy campus life. In December, through the efforts of the "Y”, the Hon. J. Stitt Wilson visited school and gave a number of thought-provoking lectures. Four delegates from the "Y” attended the National Student Conference at Milwaukee during the Christmas vacation, and two were also sent to the Officers’ Training Conference held in Milwaukee at Easter Time. A series of joint discussions with the Y. W. C. A. and the N. C. A. aroused considerable interest in various student problems. As a climax to these discussions Reverend Fred Jordan of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, delivered an address on the subject, "Right Relationships Between Men and Women”. Gratifying interest was manifested throughout the year in the regular Tuesday evening meetings. Ptgf Ome Hmmdred Forty Cabinet Ruth E. Johnson Lucille Malott Beatrice Roe Gunda Flekke Gertrude Potter Adele Williamson Madolyn Bandoli Christine Larson - President - Vice-President - - - - Secretary - Treasurer World Fellowship Chairman . - - Devotional Chairman - Social Service Social Chairman IRMA hathorn Page Out Hundred Forty-twoTHE 9 2 Calendar 1926-27 Regular Meetings—Every Tuesday night 7:00 P. M. Devotion Music Discussion Speakers Julia Mac Hamilton-Rcv. Thrush Rev. Harris -Student Secretary Discussion Groups Topics— Men and women relations Special speaker—Rev. Gordon Special Meetings Joint Cabinet Meetings Joint Devotional Services Miss Haddow Miss Hathom Mr. Malott Where do we need new standards? Campus popularity Candle Light Service Installation of new members Joint meetings with N. C. A. and Y. M. C. A. Conferences All State conference—Appleton, May, 1926 Lake Geneva—August, 1926 Y. Training Conference—Menomonie, April, 1927 Entertain ment All School mixer; Christmas party; Joint cabinet supper Magician entertainment; Backward party; Organization picnic Page One Hundred Forty-threeMARY CATONE The Normal Catholic Association OFFICERS James Casey - President - - Mary Catone Scott Canney - - Vice-President - - Gladys Mondor Alice Reardon - - Secretary - - Mayree Singleton George White - - - Treasurer - - Walter Dunbar Glen P. Junkman ----- Advisor GLEN P. JUNKMAN Page One Hundred Forty-fourEllen Joyce, James Casey, John Haascb, Waller Dunbar, Mr.. Junkman, Pauline Casey, Mary Dunbar, Ruth Foley, Evelyn Barrett, Mr. Prttcba, George White, Philip Nary, Marshall Miller, Lorene Wit wen, Mary Calone, Agnes Schafjner, Earl McLaughlin, Chris McCabe, Grant Swanlow, Irene Veretle, Aileen Fitzgerald, Margaret Lasdunger, Evelyn Holt, Alice Reardon, George Simon, Mayree Singleton, Margaret Donovan, Frank Belisle, Bonita Hathaway, Frances Vosburg. Page One Hundred Forty-five PETERSON BEGLEY OFFICERS Victor Peterson - - President - Archie Begley George Howard - Vice-President - - George Simon Allen Weber - Secretary - - Ford Thurston Harold Walton - - Treasurer - - - Floyd Helwig A. N. Johnson - Faculty Advisor Patc One Hundred Forty-sixH T- H E I A Agrifallian THE Agrifallian society, an organization whose membership includes all students of Agriculture, looks back on the year 1926-27 as a truly “red letter” year in its several lines of endeavor which include a Poultry show, a spring field day, and a series of bi-monthly meetings with programs that have been entertaining and of unusual educational value. The first major project undertaken by the society was the sixth annual poultry and grain show, an event in which local poultrymen tied for honors in the show ring and the agriculture students had an opportunity to get some practical experience. In addition to the usual show, with some six hundred birds entered, we added a new feature to the show in the form of a community club booth contest. Three clubs entered booths of such outstanding excellence that every one is convinced that this should be made a permanent feature of the show. Another innovation in the form of a demonstration contest among teams coached by members of the society, proved to be the high light of the afternoon program and a well worth while event. Our regular programs of the year have been designed to entertain and at the same time offer an opportunity for members to obtain some exceptional valuable experience. On several occasions senior students spoke on various timely topics. At other times up-to-the-minute questions were debated. In accordance wirh our policy of continual improvements the demonstrations in our spring meet were coached by senior students rather than given by them as has been customary in the past. No doubt, this new method is the more practical plan for prospective teachers of agriculture. Several of the Smith-Hughes high schools of the vicinity were invited to attend the field day program and to compete in various judging contests. During the day they were entertained by members of the society. The play, “The Whole Town’s Talking”, staged by the society as a means of financing the poultry show, was successful in every way. A great deal of credit for the success of the society’s program should be given to Prof. A. N. Johnson, our faculty advisor, and to other members of the faculty in the agriculture department who have spared no efforts to boost projects promoted by the society. 1 EH Page One Hundred Forty-sevenPoultry Show 1927 Page One Hundred Forty •nine9 2 Aurelia OFFICERS First Semester Second Semester Evelyn Barrett - - President Elaine Forsythe May Buck - Vice-President Helen Hawkins Irma Anderson - Secretary Florence Walker Katherine Ausman - Treasurer Alice Kuhnly Nelle L. Schlosser Advisor rT'HE Aurelia Literary Society has for its aims the setting before the A girls of some of the best literature of the stage, the school, and the fireside. At the semi-monthly meetings there have been exciting discussions, and worthwhile talks and readings, supplemented by inspiring music. All the members feel that during this year the Aurelia Society has accomplished its noble purpose. NELLE L. SCHLOSSER Page One Hundred FiftyMarian Miller, Emma Larson, Lucille Maloti, Evelyn Barrett, Katherine Kellogg, Evelyn Walker, Kathryn Amman, Alice Reardon, MaJlyn Bandoli, Irma Anderson, Loretta Basel, Vida Beebe, I mV it a Weldon, Ruby Solum, Mayree Singleton, Anna Stephens, Frances Vosburg, Helen Hawkins, Florence Walker, Charlotte Gibbons, Gertrude Potter, Helen Webster, Clarice Solum, Evelyn Anderson, Elaine Forsyth, Effie Place, Julia Steien, Mary Martin, Odelia Johnson, Mae Buck, Agnes Scbaffner, Gunda Flekke, Christine Larson, Irene Berg, Norma Haunschild, Helen Marriman, Naida Kyle, Alice Kuhnly, Adra Lien, Ruth Carpenter, Inez Elden, Thelma Hovde. Page One Hundred Fifty-oneDAVISON OLSON First Semester Donald Olson Lincolnian OFFICERS President Second Semester Donald Olson Thomas E. Barry V ice-P resid ent Thomas E. Barry James W. Casey - Secretary - James W. Casey James W, Casey - T reasurer - James W. Casey Mr. Mitchell B - H Vacuity Advisor MR. MITCHELLProf. Mitchell {Advisor), Poster Mitchell, John Dzubay, Scott Canney, Elmer Nelson, Harold Walton, Burton Karges, Theodore Goble, Thomas Barry, Leroy l.uberg, Merric Overman, Richard Mooney, Clarence Nyht, Ralph Harding, Harold Sombke, Donald Olson, John Davison, Lewis Troyer, John Prnsack, Hoyt Johnson, Robert Smith, Donald Bannister, Chris McCabe, Clarence Wesslen, Glen Gallup, Janies Casey. Walter Dunbar, John Haasch, Sidney Scoville, Archie Paulson, James Fenton, Bernard Morton, Marshall Norseng. Page One Hundred Fifty-threeANDERSON SWENSON Rural Life Club OFFICERS Alice Anderson - - President - Alice Swenson George La Pean - - Vice-President - - Anna Mondor Clifford Erickson - - Secretary - - - Blara Fyksen Lydia Achenboch T reasurer - - Beryle Cornielson James I. Malott - Faculty Advisor Page One Hundred Fifty-fourKi ?n r«re nte inn ic nmn ic iSMry? -Hwely - © B' e« ' IG rit H o "it vva ve| Sound i,»kev-t Hill JE It ip mite 1 ■Pag ' One Hundred Fifty five G. O. P. OFFICERS Bernice Sheldrew - - President - - Bernice Sheldrew Gertrude Merrill - Vice-President - Lois Hunt Wilmot Ableidinger - Secretary - Wilmot Ableidinger Harriett Beebe - Treasurer - Frances Squires Alberta Greene ------ Advisor Page One Hundred Fifty-sixWilmot Ableidinger Ellen Bannister Esther Bailey Harriet Beebe Irma Berktold Hazel Brusse Vivian Chinnock Velma Dunn Lorraine Edwards Borghild Felstad Mildred Randall Bernice Shcldrcw Alice Swenson Mildred Thomson Claudia Vassau Marie Wigen Ruth Fuller Frances Gass Fern Gauvin Alice Gendron Vivian Goldsmith Genevieve Hagg Evelyn Holt Lois Hunt Mabel Jacobson Alise Jensen Beatrice Roc Evelyn Stewart Evelyn Tewksbury Alice Tyvol Vivian Vassau Lorcnc Witwen Ida Johnson Ella Mae Jones Sara McIntyre Pearl Marquardt Gertrude Merrill Besse Moe Ethyl Morgan Inez Morrow Agnes Neppl Marcella Oltman Evelyn Sansburn Frances Squires Grace Tewksbury Gertrude Urncss Irene Verrcttc Helen York Page One Hundred Fifty-eight WILLIAMSON CLEMENS OLSON First Semester Adele Williamson Civic Club OFFICERS President Second Semester Adele Williamson Lloyd Clemens Vice-President Bonita Hathaway Rudolph Olson Secretary Rudolph Olson Rudolph Olson Treasurer Rudolph Olson James D. Hill - Faculty Advisor JAMES D. HILL Page One Hundred Fifty-nineDid You ever see Anything Quite So good As Free verse For filling up Space? FAMOUS LAST WORDS Barkus is willing! John, turn out the light. "In a Little Spanish Town------’ I guesh I know what I’m doin’. I’ll take mine straight. Just once more! Don’t! All right! BIG SCANDAL Miss Hathorn was walking down Cascade Avenue last night about 12:00, when she saw two suspicious looking characters lurking along the street. With great fear in her heart she drew nearer to the culprits. When a little ways from them, she noticed that one reached in his hind pocket and leaned slightly forward towards her. The other scowled and put his hand behind him as though hiding something. She got by them in safety, and then looking back, she saw Pecwee Weber and Trink Glass, our college babies, slyly smoking their first cigarettes. AFTER THE BRAWL! Of all the dumb surprises There’s nothing to compare With treading in the darkness On a step that isn’t there. Pilot Book. JIGGERS! AUNT MARY! Do you suppose the "cowies” will recognize the "aggies” when they return to the old homestead? I Page One Hundred Sixty-oneCalendar of Events September 11. Roistering, rioting studes come in on Toonerville. ' 12. Writing home and unpacking, very popular. 13. "Cheer, cheer, the gang’s all—” with registration the chief occupation. Fire bell rings. 14. School opens with record attendance; 212 frosh roaming at large. 15. Looking over the situation. 17. First school mixer. 18. Saturday night—date—romance (?) 21. First meeting of Y. W. C. A. President Ames addresses Y. M. C. A. 23. Studes initiated into the delight of first assembly. 24. Football men taste first scrimmage. Matinee dance at Kow Kollege. Harvest festival and dance at Armory. October 2. Luther Phalen game. 3. Preparing for homecoming. 8. Homecoming pep fest and torch light parade. 9. Eau Claire defeated at homecoming game here. 14. Teachers convention at Eau Claire—too few went. 16. Stout homecoming ruined by Falls winning game 21-6. 19. Y. W. C. A. candle light service. 20. Twenty-three candidates respond to call for debaters. 21. Links initiate. Many soap box orators appear. 26. Miss Hamilton, Interstate Secretary of Y. W. C. A., visits school. 29. Mass meeting for Stevens Point game. Profs attend mysterious Hallowe’en party. November 5. Crash! Only another leg broken in the roller skating rink. 9. Many peanuts fed to animals at 1927 Meletean Circus. "Mish” wins elimination contest in oratory. 10. Getting pepped up over championship game. 11. Football men’s annual bonfire ceremony. 12. Team leaves for Superior; thousands cheer their departure. 15. State Champs! Celebration! Dance! 16. Yawns, groans. 22. Cagers begin first practice. 23. Faculty play, $1200 a year. 24. Home to Ma and Pa for Thanksgiving. 29-30. J. Stitt Wilson lectures in River Falls. Page One Hundred SixlydwoDecember 3. Basket-ball squad chosen. 9-10. Seventh annual poultry show. Lowell Dawson chosen as captain. 11. Freshman party. 15. Green Stockings presented by local talent. 16. Professor Cochrane of Carleton College gives reading. "Mish” wins district oratorical contest. 17. Hitting for home and two weeks rest (?) 25. I gotta dollie; what did you get? 28. Delegates at conference in Milwaukee. January 3. Back again in need of peace and quiet. Basket-ball boys defeated by St. Olaf. 6. Another fire! Whose chimney this time? 7. Our boys defeat Eau Claire here 35-26. 11. Snow!—Ain't that funny. 15. B. B. at La Crosse. Of course we won, 27-18. 17. St. Tommies come to play B. B. 19. Dinner dance at Waldorf Astoria for Kowie Kampus Kickers. 20. Minstrel show by Men’s Glee Club. 21. Prof. Hatch is added to our faculty. Luther receives a whipping—41-16. 26. “Nor” has a darling new vanity case. (We men can’t be too particular) 27. Lewis Troyer has a hair cut. 28. We sock up on Superior 30-22. Debate party: It is rumored that Prof. Hanna passed out. 29. The great G. O. P. ball. (As the Punkin Center Review says, “All report a very enjoyable evening”.) February 4. River Falls goes to Stout and cleaned them up 23-18. Those who represented the Red and White out there report a wonderful time at the dance. 6. Miss Hatch becomes Mrs. Langlie at Sigma Kappa Sorority House, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 10. Varsity Versatilities of 1927 presented. Entertainment for those entertained; amusement for those entertaining. 14. Sweetheart’s day. How big was your heart? 18. Stout here and laid out again. 19. Wennerberg elected to captain grid squad. 23. Just a plain dumb day. 26. Y. Men’s stag party and girls’ backward party. 27. Date bureau business is picking up. 28. La Crosse in turn is defeated by our little B. B. shiekies. Page One Hundred Sixty-three TTT March 2. "The Whole Town’s Talking”! We’ll say they are. 4. Debate with Superior. We are winners! 9-12. One darn exam right after another. 14. Registration. 15. Lester de Pester is at school in person! 18. Eau Claire State oratorical contest: "Mish” is first in oratory; Bud is second in extempore. 21. “Sprig id here.” 22. The diamond crop is booming. 25. Big party!! Whose? When? Where? Did ya get a bid? "Aggies” and "Ruries” of course! 28. Just one month after one month ago today. Queer! April 1. This is April Fools’ Day. Big masquerade! Why did Trink leave? Barrelled!! 3. Troyer had another hair cut, but it is doing nicely now. 4. Debate Champs!! 6. Big celebration over our fourth victory. Parade Mass meeting Matinee dance Banquet Wisconsin students, old grads, arc back for a few days. Ain’t some people happy? 15. Everybody leaves for vacation. 17. How many eggs did the Bunny bring you? 18. Hop it Ellsworth! 19. Studes back to school. Prominent black circles and head aches (also snoring). 21. You do admire dark eyes, don't you Leo? Good sale on liniment. Spring football is started. 23. Coach Mitchell and "Mish” leave for Cedar Falls, Iowa, in Coach’s new flivver. 26. Golf bug is around. May 1. Cheer up! Only five weeks left. 6. High school oratorical contest. 10. Much propaganda about Prom. 11. Marcellcrs’ business growing daily now. 12. "Which dance can I have?” 13. At last—the Prom! Music, girls, laughter. 20. G. A. A. house party. 21. More rain. 25. Track meet. 30. Meleteans out! Much handing of lines. Page On Hundred SLrty-fonrbS V SsfrmillS June 1. On the last stretch. 5. Baccalaureate address. 6. Class play, "Bab”. 7. Class day and getting ready to leave. 8. Graduation day—diplomas, girls in white, sad farewells. Miss Haddow: "What do you know of Milton?” Joe: "Milton was the poet who wrote ‘Paradise Lost , then his wife died and he wrote ‘Paradise Regained .” Bob: "Why do you always smoke cigar butts? Morton: "People don't throw away whole cigars. ' Absence makes the grades go lower. He: "Pardon me, has your dress slipped off or am I seeing things? She. "Both.” In days of old When knights were bold, And sheet-iron trousers wore; They lived in peace, For then a crease Would last ten years or more. In those old days They had a craze For cast-iron shirts—and wore 'em! And there was bliss Enough in this— The laundry never tore 'em. —Oregon Owl. Stewed: "Letsh go pickin flowersh. ' Soak: "What would we do if there weren’t no flowersh?” "It”: "Shay, d ya spose dem road ruts ever get together?' GEOGRAPHY The moon affects both the tide and the untied. GRAMMAR Teacher: "Give the principal parts of the verb ‘set'.” Student: "Set, hatch, cackle.” Mr. Geere, to the mixed chorus after they had been practicing on a song: "We will now sing something.” Page One Hundred Sixty-fiveTo the Senior, "bread” means a three year loaf, requiring a great deal of dough, as well as plenty of crust. The poets sing About the spring And say the bird Is on the wing. Upon my word It is absurd, Because the wing Is on the bird. Stude: "Say! What the heck did they call those big things that they used in the war—you know—They rolled over and over like a big bug—” More Stude: "Oh—or—tanks!” Still More Stude: "Yeh! You’re welcome.” A minister from Tennessee Accidentally sat down on a bee, But the darn little bee, Just chuckled with glee, And said, "That’s a good one on me!” —Penn. State Frosh. Some girls want to be sweethearts; some girls are sweethearts; others are just called that. Some places they break in—others they break out. —Puzzle. He: "Why do you look at me that way?” She: "I’m in love, I just can’t help it when I see you.” He: "Oh, I’m so happy. I never realized it before.” She: "Yes, isn’t it strange that everyone seems to have a double?” (C’mon girls, it’s time to laugh) Jim: "Lived here all your life?” Standish: "Dunno, haven’t died yet.” "Tell them I’ll be gone for the day,” said the lunatic as he awoke. Stratton: "What this institution needs is a collegiate Ford that will run.” Page One Hundred Sixty-sixMary had a little lamb. This tale was told before, But did you know she passed her plate And had a little more? —Hopkins Black and Blue Jay. SHAKESPEARE AS A GRIDDER Has it been realized thar the great William Shakespeare was a football player? The following quotations offer proofs: "Down, down.”—Henry IV. "An excellent pass!”—-The Tempest. "Let him not pass but kill him rather!”—Othello. "But to the goal!”—Winter’s Tale. "We must have bloody noses and racked crowns.”—Henry IV. "I’ll catch it ’ere it comes to ground!”—Macbeth. —The Daisys Chain. It used to be proper for a well dressed woman to wear 16 ounces of clothing. Now she needs only to burden herself with 12 ounces. What do you suppose she discarded? I’ll bite!! Said the moth as he sniffed at the camphor, I’m sorry I'm here where I amphor Some things that I eat Taste pleasant and sweet, But camphor I don’t give a damphor. —Exchange I sent my son to Normal, With a pat upon the back. I spent a thousand dollars, And got a quarterback. Prof. Johnson, assigning Ag. topics: "Thurston, do you want Hog cholera? ” Ford Thurston: "No, sir, I would prefer chicken lice.” A word on the cuff is worth two in the book. Page One Hundred Sixty-sevenLVB €nb u«CILL- RMr CO.. »AIN1 PAUL 18677 BORROWER'S NAME 310.7 to T5v- 1 i-1

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