University of Wisconsin River Falls - Meletean Yearbook (River Falls, WI)

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JHe[d:e zncopyright Charles H. Stratton Norman Soderstrom . Glen Crowley........ . . . Senior Editor ...........Editor Business Manager THE 1939 JHeLetezn PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENTS OF THE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN VOLUME TWENTY E I G H T V. H. HUNT WALTER H. HUNT ERASMUS A. WHITENACKE. A. WHITENACK To whom the Meletean pays tribute not only for the qualities which have brought achievement in their fields but also for that friendly and personal interest in the student body which they have shown during nearly three decades of service to the River Falls State Teachers College. • • •FACULTY CLASSES ACTIVITIES ORGANIZATIONSWhe Campus AdministrationIn WinterSouth HallNorth Hall XKBPi: yiBfl!5i3K9re  Industrial ArtsBOARD OF REGENTS OFFICERS Edward J. Dempsey...............................President Edgar G. Doudna.................................Secretary John M. Smith............................State Treasurer PERSONNEL Edward J. Dempsey.................................Oshkosh John Callahan.....................................Madison R. I. Dugdale.................................Platteville Clarence L. Erlanson.............................Superior Mrs. Charles H. Crownhart.........................Madison Jay H. Grimm........................................River Falls Peter J. Smith........................................Fan Claire Wilson Dalzell..............................Stevens Point Mrs. Beatrice Corr............................ Milwaukee W. L. Seymour.....................................Elkhorn A. W. Zeratsky La Crosse16L PRESIDENT J. H. AMES 17T H E 1 John M. May bS. Kansas State Agricultural College M.S. Cornell University Agricultural Education Arthur N. Johnson B-S. University of Wisconsin M.S. Iowa State Agricultural College Animal Husbandry Faculty E. J. Prucha B.S.. M.S. University of Wisconsin Agronomy, Registrar Clyde B. Campbell B-S. Iowa State Agricultural College Teacher Training in Agriculture 9 3 9 Roy E. Spriggs B.S. Kansas State Agricultural College MS. Iowa State Agricultural College Agricultural Engineering William Segerstrom B.S.M. Stout Institute M.S. University of Minnesota Manual Arts 18MELETE AN Rudolph A. Karges Ph.B., Ph.M. University of Wisconsin Ph.D. University of Iowa Chemistry James P. Jacobson B.S. Beloit College M.S. University of Wisconsin Physics Benjamin H. Kettelkamp A.B., A.M. University of Kansas Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh Zoology Faculty Charles G. Stratton A.B. Michigan Normal College Geography, Geology Dean of Men Theodore Setterquist A.B. Carlcton College A.M. University of Wisconsin Chemistry Assistant Coach Catharine Lieneman A.B. University of Nebraska A.M. Washington University Ph.D. University of Nebraska Botany 19SSI THE 1 Justin Williams A.B. Arkansas State Teachers College M.A., Ph.D. University of Iowa American History, Economics Maud A. Latta A.B. University of Wisconsin A.M. University of Chicago European Hhtory Faculty Orville M. Hanna A.B. Franklin College A.M. University of Chicago English L. Lucile Haddow A.B., A.M. University of Wisconsin English 9 3 9 Walker D. Wyman B.Ed. Illinois State Normal University A.M., Ph.D. University of Iowa Social Sciences, Public Speaking Nelle L. Schlosser B.S. Boston University A.M. University of Iowa English, Dramatics 20M E L E T Glen P. Junkman Ph.B. University of Wisconsin M.S. University of Iowa Mathematics Margaret Chapman Eide A.B., A.M. University of Wisconsin Mathematics Faculty Erasmus A. Whitenack A.B. Rutgers College German J. Henry Owens A.B. Franklin College M.A., Ph.D. University of Minnesota French 21 FAN Emmett P. Lowery B.S. Purdue University Athletic Hired or Mary Louise Branstad A.B. University of Nebraska A.M. Teachers College, Columbia University Physical and Health Education3 9 E 1 Marvin D. Geere Pennsylvania Conservatory of Music Warren Conservatory of Music Music B. J. ROZEHNAL B.M., M.M. Northwestern University Music, Band, Orchestra Faculty Alberta M. Greene B.S. Teachers College Columbia University Art B. Louise Hilder B.S. University of Minnesota A.M. Teachers College, Columbia University Art in the Training School 9 Cara Amelia Wharton B.Mus. Gunn School of Music and Dramatic Arts, Chicago History of Music, Theory, Piano Alma Rausch B.S. The Stout Institute Home Economics, Cafeteria 22MELETEAN James I. Malott A.B., A.M. University of Missouri Psychology, Education Walter H. Hunt PH.M. Valparaiso University Education Irma Ha thorn A.B. University of Minnesota A.M. Teachers College, Columbia University Education, Dean of Vomem Faculty Russell Johnston A.B. Washington and Jefferson College A.M. University of Minnesota Education, Director Teacher Training Mabel L. Bridges A.B. University of Nebraska A.M. Teachers College, Columbia University Elementary Education, Geography Mabel Jorstad Ph.B. University of Wisconsin A.M. University of Minnesota Rural Education 23T H Nathalie Delander B.S., A.M. University of Minnesota Secondary Education, Social Science E 1 Vera M. Moss A.B. Kalamazoo State Teachers College A.M. University of Michigan Secondary Education, English Faculty Adeline C. Patton Ph.B. University of Wisconsin Elementary Education Irma B. Armstrong B.S., A.M., Teachers College, Columbia University Elementary Education 9 3 9 Augusta M. Thomas B.S., M.A. University of Minnesota Elementary Education Lucile M. Fobes B.S., A.M. Teachers College, Columbia University Elementary Education 24Helen Loeb B.S. State Teachers College, De Kalb, Illinois M.A. Northwestern University English Clifford B. Juedes B.S. LaCrosse State Teachen College Physical Education Robert B. Anthoney B.S., M.S. University of Wisconsin Science Faculty Edwin P. Whealdon B.Ed. Superior State Teachers College M.S. University of Iowa Geography, Science Carleton C. Ames B.S., A.M. University of Minnesota History, Science, NY A Director Thor wald Thoreson B.Iid. River Falls State Teachen College Adult Education in Agriculture 253 9 THE 19 Rhea Gibson A.B. University of Wisconsin Librarian Amy Fuller B.Ed. River Falls State Teachers College A.B. in L.S. University of North Carolina Assistant Librarian Mary Bradley Library School, University of Wisconsin Assistant Librarian Faculty Ethel West SecretaryMELETEAN Arabella Hall, R.N. Marquette University College of Nursing College Nurse Valera Devereaux Recorder Fern Carlson Stenographer Faculty 27 Esther Murphy Secretary, Training DepartmentJONES CAMPBELL CHRISTIANSON OFFICERS John Christianson............................President Harriet Campbell........................Vice-President Howard Deetz.................................Secretary Hilbert Jones................................Treasurer Theodore Setterquist..............Adviser THEODORE SETTERQUISTEdwin Baker.......................................Durand Agriculture and Science Agrifallian I, 2; F. F. A. 3, 4; Masquers 1, 2, 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Cabinet 2, 4, Vice President 3; Class President 3; Social Committee 2, 3; Student Senate 3, 4, President 4; "The Underdog” 1; "A Bill of Divorcement” 3; "Peace I Give Unto Thee” 2. William Bartz.....................................Mountain Elementary Education "R” Club 2, 3, 4; Baseball 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Hockey 2, 3. Stanley Bednarczyk...............................Withee Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 3; Science Club 1, 2; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2. Julia Bergstrahl........................River Falls Elementary Education Palette Club 4; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus 2, 4. Harold J. Blank.................................River Falk History and Science "R” Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee 3. Betty Boardman .... Glenwood City English, History and French Honor Society 2, 3, 4; Masquers 4; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus 2, 3; Trio 3, 4; "Bills” 4; Homecoming Committee 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee 3. 30John Bradley...................................River Falls History and Geography Masquers 1, 2, 3, 4; "Goal” 1; "Bill of Divorcement” 3; "Monkey’s Paw” 3; "Tons of Money” 4; "Drums” 2; "The Travelers” 4; Student Voice 1; Homecoming Committee 2, 3, 4; Bands 1, 2, 3; Prom Committee 3. Fred Brechlin, Jr......................................Antigo Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Photography Club 4, Vice-President 4; Science Club 1, 2, 3; Swimming 1; Homecoming Committee 2; Prom Committee 3. Helen Brunner....................................Elmwood English, History, and Latin G. O. P. 3, 4; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3; Chorus 1, 2, 3; Women’s Glee Club 1; Student Voice 1, 3, 4; Party Committee 4; Prom Committee 3. Harriet Campbell..................................River Falls English and Music G. O. P. 2, 3, 4, President 4; Masquers 2, 3, 4, Secretary 4; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 5; Class Vice-President 4; Orchestra 1, 2, 5, 4; A Cappella Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; String Ensemble 1, 2, 3; Women’s Quartet 4; "Hotel Dilemma” 2; Homecoming Committee 2, 3, 4, Queen 5; Ring Committee 4. June Campbell..............................River Falls Elementary Education G. O. P. 4; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Bands 1; Chorus 4; Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; Woodwind Quintet 2, 5; Chamber Orchestra 2; Homecoming Committee 1. Mauritz Carlson.......................................Frederic Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 2, 3, 4; Honor Society 4; Y. M. C. A. 4; Marching Band 1, 2, 3. 31Bay City John Christianson Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 2, Reporter 3; Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 4; Science Club 2; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, Cabinet 2, 3; Class Vice-President 1; Class Secretary 2; Class President 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football I, 2; Homecoming Committee 1, 4; Student Senate 4. John W. Clair....................................Hudson English and Music Die Deutsche Gesellschaft 2, 3; Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Concert Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; Wood Wind Quintet 2; Chamber Orchestra 2. Glen Crowley......................................River Falls History, Science, and Social Science Die Deutsche Gesellschaft 2; Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 4; History Club 1; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Kittcnball 3, 4; Mclctcan 1937, 1938, 1939, Business Manager 1938, 1939; Student Voice 2, 3, Sports Editor 2; Homecoming Committee 2; Prom Committee 3. Howard W. Deetz...............................Gilmanton Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3,4, President 4; Science Club 1, 2; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2; Class Secretary 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Debate 3; Homecoming Committee 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee 3. Chester Dumond................................River Falls Agriculture Agrifallian 1, 2; F. F. A. 4; Honor Society 4. Bruce Erickson .................................Glen Flora History, Geography, and Social Science Honor Society 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3; Marching Band 2; A Cappclla Chorus 1, 2, 3,4; Student Voice 3,4. 32G. Henning Erickson River Falls History University of Minnesota 1; University of Iowa 2; Honor Society 3, 4. Melvin Erickson................................Melrose History ami Geography History Club 3, 4; "R” Club 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3; Intramural Basketball I, 2, 3, 4; Hockey 4. Imbert Eslinger . . . . . Stanley Science and Music Die Deutsche Gesellschaft 2, 3; Science Club I, 4; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3; Bowling 4; Bands 1, 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Senior Class Play, "Polly With a Past” 4. Lee B. Foley............................................Prescott Science, Music, and Geography Superior State Teachers College 1; University of Minnesota 2; Science Club 3, 4; Hockey 3; Bands 3, 4; Orchestra 4; 1938 Mclctcan; Student Voice 4. Lloyd Frank............................................Stratford Junior High School, History, and Geography "R” Club 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Hockey 3; Track 4. Warren E. Gates..........................Turtle Lake Science and Mathematics 33 Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 4; Science Club 4.Raymond Gilles Plum City Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 3, 4; Science Club 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 2, 3; Basketball 2, 3; Volleyball 4; Swimming 1. Werner Gleiter................................Hammond Physics and Mathematics Die Deutsche Gesellschaft 2, 3; Palette Club 1, 2; Pi Kappa Delta 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 2; Photography Club 4; Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 2; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Cabinet 4; Debate 1; Meletean 1936, 1937, 1938, and 1939; Student Voice 1, 2, 3, 4; Homecoming Committee 1, 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee 3. Ivon Greene . . • . . . . Shell Lake Junior High School, History, and Geography Honor Society 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 3, 4, International Relations Club 3; Golf 3; Student Voice 3, 4, Editor-in-Chief 4; Homecoming Committee 3, 4; Prom Committee 3. Walter Gronning...................................Park Falls Agriculture and Science Agrifallian 1; F. F. A. 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 4; Photography Club 4; Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 2, 4; Kittenball I I 4. Niles D. Grunke..................................Clear Lake Science, Social Science, and English Honor Society, 1, 2, 3, 4; Masquers 1, 2, 3, 4, President 3; Science Club 1, 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3; Class Vice-President 2; "Caleb Stone's Death Watch” 2; "The Late Christopher Bean” 2; "Double Doors” 3; "The Travelers” 4; "Tons of Money” 4; "Sweethearts” 4; Senior Class Play; 1939 Meletean; Student Voice 2, 3, 4; Homecoming Committee 3, 4. Daniel Hall.................................River Falls Science and Mathematics 34Juliette Harding................................Bay City Elementary Education G. O. P. 4; Palette Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Women’s Chorus 3; Homecoming Committee 1 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee 3. Elmer Hehnke..............................................Janesville History and Social Science Die Deutsche Gesellschaft 3; Honor Society 4; Badminton 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3; Intramural Kittenball 3. Homecoming Committee 1, 2, 3; Party Committee 3. Henry Hermansen...................................Curtiss Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 4; Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4. Clifford Hermanson .... Woodville Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 2, 3, 4; Masquers 1,2; Science Club 3, 4, Vice-President 3; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Cabinet 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; A Cappclla Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; "What They Think” 2; Homecoming Committee 3. Helen Hickcox...................................Hudson History and English Die Deutsche Gesellschaft 1, 2, 3, Secretary 3; G. O. P. 4; History Club 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 4; Pi Kappa Delta 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 4; Volleyball 1; Debate 1, 2, 4; Homecoming Committee 2; Party Committee 2; Prom Committee 3. Robert Hoey...................................Balsam Lake English and History Honor Society 3, 4; "R” Club 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 1; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Football 4; Hockey 2, 3, 4; 1938 Mcletean; Student Voice 2, 3, 4; Party Committee 1. 35River Falls Betty Jane Hogue .... English, History, and Latin Die Deutsche Gesellschaft 2; G. O. P. 3, 4, Secretary 4; Masquers 2, 3. 4; W. A. A. 1, 2, 3; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 5, 4, Cabinet 3, 4. Vice-President 4; "Heels” 2; "Bill of Divorcement” 3; "Tons of Money” 4; "Sweethearts” 4; Homecoming Committee 1, 2, 4; Ring Committee 4. Orval S. Iverson....................................River Falls History and English Rural Life Club 1; Basketball 1; Swimming I; Debate 1, 3; Oratory 1, 3, 4; Bands 1; Chorus 1, 3, 4. Hilbert G. Jones . . .• . Summit Lake Science and History Honor Society 3, 4; Science Club 1; Y. M. C. A. 1; Chorus 4; Student Voice 4; Homecoming Committee 2; Student Senate 4. Lavernia Jorgensen..............................Frederic English and History G. O. P. 4; W. A. A. I, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 3, President 4; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3; Badminton 1, 2, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Tennis 1, 2, 3, 4; 1959 Meletean; Ring Committee 4. Frances Karkula..............................Clam Lake Science and Mathematics G. O. P. 2, 3; Honor Society 4; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3; "Cousin Sue” 2; Senior Class Play; Meletean; Student Voice 1, 2; Homecoming Committee 1; Prom Committee 2. George Kinney...................................Amery Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, President 4; Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Tennis 1, 2, 3, 4; Swimming 3, 4; Football 1, 2. 36Chippewa Falk Leon Colonel Larson Science and Social Science Photography Club 4, President 4; R” Club 1, 2, 3, 4, President 4; Science Club 1, 2; Y. M. C. A. 4; Baseball 1; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 2, 5, 4; Swimming 3; Track 2, 3, 4; Student Voice 4; Winter Carnival King 4. Loell Larson.....................................Hammond History and Social Science Die Deutsche Gesellschaft 2, 3; History Club 1, 2, 3; Pi Kappa Delta 2, 3, 4, President 4; Y. M. C. A. 4; Class President 2; Debate 1, 2, 3, 4; Extempore 4; Student Voice 1, 3,4, Executive Editor 4; Homecoming Committee 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Senate 3, 4, Secretary 3, President 4, Vice-President 4. Stuart T. Larson . . . ... Cornell Science and Mathematics "R” Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 4; Science Club 2, 3, 4, President 2; Class President 1; Badminton 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1; Basketball 1; Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 4; Hockey 2, 3; Swimming 1; Tennis 1, 2, 3. 4; Homecoming Committee 4; Prom Committee 3; Winter Carnival Committee 4; Student Senate 4, Secretary 4. Mildred Le Page.............................St. Croix Falls Science and History Honor Society 2, 3, 4; Mathematics Club 2; Science Club 2, 3, 4; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Cabinet 3, President 4; Tennis 1; Glee Club 2; Prom Committee 3; Student Senate 3, 4. Jenny E. Lindh .... Chicago, Illinois Elementary Education Die Deutsche Gesellschaft 1; Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer 3; W. A. A. 1; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Cabinet 4; Chorus I, 2, 3, President 1; Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4. Cyril Lyons......................................Glenwood City Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 4; Masquers 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 3; Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Secretary 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Party Committee 4; Prom Committee 3. 37Margaret M. McDermott . New Richmond Mathematics, Social Science, and English University of Minnesota 3; Honor Society 1, 2, 4; Mathematics Club 4; Pi Kappa Delta 4; Class Treasurer 2; Debate 1, 2, 4; Extempore 4; "A Full House” 2. Norma Katherine Marek . . . River Falls Education, Art, and Geography Palette Club 1, 2, 3, 4; W. A. A. 3, 4; Basketball 4. Lester Marquardt...............................Nelson Science and Mathematics Photography Club 4, Treasurer 4; Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3; Volleyball 2, 3; Orchestra 1, 2; 1939 Meletean. Ruth Milbrath...............................River Falls Elementary Education G. O. P. 2, 3, 4; Y. W. C. A. 1; Bands 1, 2, 3, 4; Coed Band 1,2; Chorus 1; Senior Class Play 4; Homecoming Committee 1,2. Raymond L. Moen .... East Ellsworth Science and Mathematics Die Deutsche Gcscllschaft 2, 3; Mathematics Club 3; Science Club 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 4; Class Vice-President 3. Ruth L. Moen....................................East Ellsworth Elementary Education Clef Club 2, 3; G. O. P. 3, 4, Vice-President 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Masquers 2; Palette Club 2, 3, 4; A Cappella Chorus 2, 3, 4; General Chorus 2, 3, 4; Women’s Glee Club 2, 3; "Thirty Three” 2; Senior Class Play; Homecoming Committee 3; Party Committee 3, Chairman 3; Prom Committee 3; Student Senate 4, Treasurer 4. 38Roger Warren Montgomery . . . Bara boo Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, President 4; Science Club 1, 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. I, 2, 3; Class Secretary 3; Intramural Baseball I, 3; Football 1; Volleyball 1, 2, 3; Bowling 4; Homecoming Committee 2. Mathias Nelson............................River Falls History and Social Science Baseball 1, 2, 3; Football 1, 2, 3, Assistant Coach 3. Nolen S. Niccum.......................................Hawkins Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 4; Honor Society 2, 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3; Class Treasurer 3; Intramural Basketball 1,2, 3, 4. Charles Osborn...........................................Prescott Science and Foreign Language Baseball I, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2. Robert L. Ost........................................Reedsburg Science and Music Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 3; Hockey 3; Volleyball 2; Bands 1,2, 3,4. Betty Larsen Partridge .... River Falls English and History G. O. P. 2, 3, 4; Masquers 1, 2, 3, 4; Y. W. C A. 1, 2; Orchestra 1; Mixed Quartet 2, 3; "The Late Christopher Bean” 1; "The Goal” 2; "Grandma Pulls the Strings” 3; "Knock Three Times” 2; Social Committee 2. 39Beulah Paulson.............................Star Prairie Elementary Education Y. W. C. A. 1, 2; Chorus 1, 2, 3; Homecoming Committee 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee 3. Helen Pedersen....................................River Falls Elementary Education G. O. P. 3, 4, Treasurer 4; W. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 2, Treasurer 3; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Badminton 3; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3; Women’s Chorus 1, 2, 3. Ruth Phillips......................................River Falls English and History G. O. P. 2, 3, 4; Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 4; Masquers 1, 2, 3, 4; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Vice-President 1; Extempore 1; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Swimming 1; A Cappella Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; "The Late Christopher Bean” 1; "The Bill of Divorcement” 3; "Oatmeal” 4; "Grandma Pulls the Strings” 3; "Knock Three Times” 2; "Polly with a Past” 4; "Tons of Money” 4; Homecoming Committee 1, 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee 3. Mary Katharine Prucha . . . River Falls Science and Social Science Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 4, President 4; Science Club 2, 3, 4, President 4; W. A. A. 1, 2, 5; Class Vice-President 1; Badminton 2, 3, 4; Debate 4; Extempore 4; 1936 Meletean; Student Voice 4; Homecoming Committee 2, 3, 4; Party Committee 2. Ward Randles...............................Alma Center Mathematics and Science "R” Club 2, 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 1; Baseball 1; Basketball 1,2, 3,4. Joyce Rolson.........................................Ellsworth Elementary Education University of Minnesota 1; G. O. P. 4; Women’s Glee Club 2. 40Baldwin Thomas Ronningen Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 2, 3, 4, Reporter 3; Honor Society 4; Pi Kappa Delta 3, 4; Science Club 2; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Cabinet 4; Class Vice-President 2; Debate 3; Student Senate 4. Robert J. Schlomann...................................Tony Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 3; "R” Club 3, 4; Science Club 1, 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Cabinet 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4. Laurence Selvig.................................River Falls Science and Mathematics Die Deutsche Gesellschaft 1,2; "R” Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1,2, 3, 4. Dorothy Severson .... Cumberland Elementary Education G. O. P. 4; Palette Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer 3, President 4; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Cabinet 4; Chorus 4. Edward Sirek....................................Rice Lake Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 3, 4; Science Club 1; Concert Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Marching Band 1. 2, 3, 4; General Chorus 4. Muriel Somsen ...... Baldwin Elementary Education Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer 1; Chorus 2; Women’s Glee Club 1,2, 3. 41Nils Sondergaard...................................Frederic Science and Mathematics Mathematics Club 1, 3; Science Club 1, 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2; Basketball 1, 3; Golf 3, 4; Tennis 2. Charles H. Stratton .... River Falls Science and Mathematics Die Deutsche Gesellschaft 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 4; Class President 1; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1; 1938 Meletean, Editor; 1939 Mclctcan, Senior Editor; Homecoming Committee 4, Chairman. Robert Torgerson.................................Deer Park Science and Mathematics Mathematics Club 1, 2, 3; "R” Club 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Football 1,2, 3,4. Stanley Torgerson..............................Amery Science and Mathematics "R” Club 2, 3, 4; Y. M. C. A. 4; Basketball 1, 2, 5, 4; Football 1. Thenard A. Torgerson Houston, Minnesota Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3. 4, Secretary 4; Science Club 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 4; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 5, 4, Cabinet 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 3, 4. Peter Vig.......................................Luck Science and History Honor Society 2, 3, 4; Pi Kappa Delta 4; Rural Life Club 1; Y. M. C. A. I. 2, 3, 4; Debate 1, 2, 3, 4; Homecoming Committee 2. 42Howard O. Wert........................................Hudson Science, English, and Social Science Masquers 3, 4, Treasurer 4; Science Club 3; Y. M. C. A. 2, 3, 4; Football 1; Debate 3; "Big Game” 3; "Sweethearts” 4; Senior Class Play 3; Senior Class Play 4; Student Voice 4. Fred M. Whitemarsh............................Omro Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 4; Masquers 1, 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Cabinet 3, 4, Secretary 4; Class President 2; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Bands 1; Orchestra 2; Student Voice 2, 3, 4; Student Senate 4. Merton Wulf....................................Algoma History and Social Science "R” Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Badminton 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4, Coach 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 3, Assistant Freshman Coach 4; Ice Carnival Committee 4. 43LOWE FJESETH YANISCH SOLI MARY LOUISE BRANSTAD OFFICERS John Lowe.......................................President Harold Fjeseth............................"Vice-President Lloyd Yanisch...................................Secretary Or i.an Soli....................................Treasurer Mary Louise Branstad................Adviser 45Eldridge Afdahl........................................Hammond Agriculture end Science F. F. A. 1. 2. 3: Science Club I; Y. M. C A. I. 2, 3. Maralee Ahlgren.......................................Prescott English end History Die Deutsche Gcsdbclufc I, 2; Student Voice 3; Prom Committee 3; Y.f.CA. I, 2, 3. Rachel Aldrich Ames . . . River Falk English, Foreign Lenguege, end Music Student Voice 1, 2, 3. Mary Elizabeth Andersen . . River Falk Elementery Education Die Deutsche Gescllschaft I, 2, Secretary-Treasurer 2; G. O. P. 2, 3; Masquers 2, 3; Palette Club 3; Y. W. C. A. I, 2, 3, Cabinet 3; "Hill Billy Wedding” 2; Homecoming Committee 1, 2. 3. Lenore Anderson.........................................Hudson English and History G. O. P. 2, 3; Honor Society 1. 2, 3; Masquers 2. 3; Y. V. C. A. I, 2. 3. Beatrice Batten......................................Burkhardt Elementary Education G. O. P. 2, 3; Palette Club 3, Secretary-Treasurer 3; V. A. A. 3; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3; Prom Committee 3. Lowell Bengston .... Maiden Rock History and Science Hockey 2, 3; Swimming I; Volleyball 2, 3. Ulrich Bents .... Stewart, Minnesota Mathematics and Physics Die Deutsche Gescllschaft I. 2; Honor Society 3; Mathematics Club I, 2. 3, President 3; Science Club 1, 2; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3; "Bothan Bookshop" 3; Student Voice Homecoming Committee 2. Mildred Boles....................................River Falk Elementary Education G. O. P. 3; Honor Society I. 2. 3; Mathematics Club 2. 3; Y. V. C. A. I. 2, 3. Cabinet 3; Homecoming Committee 2, 3; Prom Committee 3. Joseph Burger • . . . . . Edgar Agriculture, Science, and Mechanics F. F. A. I. 2. 3. Reporter 2; Honor Society 3; Mathematics Club 2; Science Club 1. 2. Bette Campbell................................River Falk Elementary Education G. O. P. 2, 3; Masquers 2, 3; Palette Club 3; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3; General Chorus I. 2. 3; A Cappella Chorus 2, 3; Orchestra I, 2; Homecoming Committee 2, Queen 3. Adelaide Christenson .... Frederic English and History Die Deutsche Gescllschaft I, 2; G. O. P. 2, 3; Honor Society 3; Y. W. C. A. I, 2, 3; Prom Committee 3. 46Marjorie Day........................................Hudson Elementary Education Palette Club 2. ); Y. W. C. A. I. 2. 3; Homecoming Committee 2; Prom Committee 3. John Diesing.............................Maiden Rock Agriculture and Science F. F. A I, 2, 3; Mathematic Club 2; Science Club I, 2; Y. M. C A. 1; Intramural Baiketball I, 2, 3; Intramural Volleyball 2, 3. Audrey Doolittle .... Ellsworth Elementary Education G. O. P. 2, 3; Maiqucrs 2, 3, Secretary 3; Palette Club 3; V. A. A. I. 2; Y. V. C. A. I, 2| 3; Concert Band I. 2, 3; Coed Band 1; Chorus I. 2, 3; A Cappdla Chorus 2. 3; "Grandpa Goes Hunting 2; Prom Committee 3, Co-Chairman 3. Gene Egan....................................New Richmond History and Music Bands I. 2, 3; Chorus I, 2. 3; Orchestra I. 2. 3; Men’s Quartet 1, 2, 3; Concert Organization 3; Mixed Quartet I, 2. Burton Ellig .... Wells, Minnesota Science and Mathematics Mathematics Club I; Science Club 2. 3; Y. M. C A. I; Hockey 2. 3. Franklin R. Elliott .... River Falk History, Social Science, and Art Honor Society I. 2. 3: Palette Club 1. 2. 3. Chairman 2; Y. M. C. A. I. 2. 3. President 3; Student Voice 1. 2, 3. Executive Editor 3; Homecoming Committee 2. Margaret Fandry Elementary Education Y. W. C. A. 3; Glee Club 3. Catherine E. Farrell . Elementary Education . Edgar River Falls Elementary Club 3, Secretary 3; Palette Club 3; W. A. A. I, 2, 3; Basketball 2, 3; Hockey 2, 3; Swimming I; Volleyball I; Homecoming Committee 2; Prom Committee 3. Harold Fjeseth .... Prairie Farm Science and Mathematics Honor Society 2; Mathematics Club I. 2; Science Club I. 2. 3; Class Vice-President 3; Intramural Basketball 2, 3; Bands I. 2, 3. Lucile Fouts..............................................Cameron Education, Geography, and Art Eau Claire State Teachers College I, 2; Y. W. C. A. 3. Hilding Gadda.......................................Ashland Agriculture and Science P. F. A. 3; Y. M. C. A. 2. Glenn Gerhardt..................................Neillsville Agriculture and Science F. P. A. I, 2. 3s "R” Club I, 2, 3; Football I, 2, 3; Volleyball 3. 47Marcia Healy River Falls English and History Y. W. C A. 1. 2, 3. Dorothy M. Heller English and Music Arkansaw Y. W. C. A. 3: Concert Band I, 2. 3; Cord Band I; Orchestra I, 2. 3. Floyd Henrikson .... River Falls Pre-Forestry Clef Club I, 2, 3; Volleyball 1; Bands I. 2, 3; Orchestra I; Homecoming Committee 3; Prom Committee 3. Adelaide K. Hdll..............................Woodville Elementary Education Die Deutsche GcscUschaft 1. 2; Y. W. C- A. I; Debate 3; Chorus I. 2. 3; Quartet 1; Women’s Glee Club I, 2; Student Voice 2. 3. Robert Hoagenson . Black River Falls History and Social Science "R” Club 2, 3; Baseball 2, 3; Student Voice 3. Donovan Hohman...................................Arcadia Agriculture and Science F. F. A. I. 2. 3. Dorothy Mae House .... Prescott Elementary Education Die Deutsche GcscUschaft I; Y. W. C A. I, 2; Coed Band 1; Student Voice 2, 3; Homecoming Committee 3; Party Committee 3; Prom Committee 3. Bernard Hylkema .... Turtle Lake Agriculture and Science Platteville State Teachers College I; F. F. A. 1. 2. 3; Science Club 3; Intramural Basketball I, 2, 3; Golf I; Tennis 2; Volleyball I, 2, 3. Ester Jensen.............................................Frederic English and History G. O. P. 2, 3; Y. W. C A. I, 2; Student Voice 2, 3. La verne Jensen..............................................Luck Elementary Education G. O. P. 1, 2; W. A. A. I, 2, 3, Vice-President 3; Y. W. C. A. 1. 2. 3; Badminton I, 2,3; Baseball 1, 2; Basketball I, 2; Hockey 1; Tennis 1, 2. 3; Volleyball I, 2. Ross L. Jesse....................................Shell Lake Mathematics, Science, and Music Honor Society 3; Mathematics Club I, 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. I; Football I; Chorus 3; A Cappclla Chorus 3; Quartet 3. Elva Johnson ..... Deer Park Elementary Education Y. W. C- A. I, 2, 3; Homecoming Committee 3. 48Vera Klim per........................................Centuria English and Music Die Deutsche Geiellschaft 1, 2; Y. W. C A. I, 2, 3; Badminton 2; Golf 21 Swimming I, 2, 3; Tennis 1, 2, 3; Women's Glee Club, 3; General Chorus I, 2, 3. Andrew Kuba...........................................Bloomer Agriculture and Science F. F. A. I, 2, 3; Mathematics Club 2; Science Club 1; Intramural Basketball I, 2, 3{ Volleyball I, 3; Kittcnball I, 2, 3. Eugene W. Laurent.........................................Thorp History, Social Science, and Geography I)ic Deutsche Gesellschaft 1, 2; Honor Society 1, 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. I, 2, 3, Vice-President 3, Cabinet 3; Class Treasurer 2; Oratory I. Doris Lindh............................................Frederic Elementary Education W. A. A. 2, 3; Y. W- C. A. 1, 2, 3; Badminton 3; Basketball 2, 3; Hockey 2, 3; Volleyball 2, 3. John Lowe.............................................River Falls History and Social Science Masquers I, 2, 3, Vice-President 3; Class President 3; Class Vice-President 2; Bands I, 2; Marching Band 1, 2; Chorus 1, 2, 3; Quartet I, 2; A Cappclla Chorus I, 2, 3; "The Goal” 2; "Bill of Divorcement” 2; "Drums” 2; Student Voice 3; Homecoming Committee 2; Student Senate 3. Joe Lucente............................................Cumberland Agriculture and Science F. F. A. I, 2, 3; Baseball 3; Football 2, 3; Hockey 2; Volleyball 2, 3. ’40 Edmund Lyga....................................Independence Agriculture and Science F. F. A. I, 2, 3; Baseball 2, 3; Basketball I, 2; Volleyball I. 2. Lyle Mackie...........................................Lewis History, Social Science, and English Die Deutsche Gesellschaft 2; Y. M. C. A. 3; Intramural Basketball I, 2; Football 1; 1939 Meletean; Student Voice 2, 3. Eunice Manske........................................Wabeno History and English G. O. P. 2, 3; Honor Society 2, 3; W. A. A. I, 2, 3; Class Secretary 2; Badminton I, 2, 3; Baseball I. 2, 3; Basketball I, 2, 3; Hockey I, 2, 3; Swimming I, 2, 3; Tennis I. 2, 3; 1937 and 1938 Meletean; Student Voice 2, 3; Homecoming Committee 1, 2; Party Committee 2; Prom Committee 3. Chauncey Meacham . . . Spring Valley History and Social Science History Club I, 2; Science Club I; Intramural Basketball I, 2; Debate 3; Bands I, 2, 3; Orchestra I, 2; Student Voice I, 2, 3, Executive Editor 3. Carl F. Miller......................................Osceola Science, Mathematics, and Music Honor Society I, 2, 3; Mathematics Club 1, 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. 3; Concert and Marching Bands I, 2, 3, Assistant Manager 2, Manager 3; Orchestra I, 2, 3; Student Voice 2, 3; Prom Committee 3. William Mills.......................................Baldwin Agriculture and Science F. F. A. I, 2, 3; Masquers I, 2; Boxing 1, 2, 3; Swimming I, 2; Bands I, 2, 3; Orchestra 3; Prom Committee 3- 49New Auburn Stanley Morley .... Science and Mathematics Mathematics Club 2; Y. M. C. A. 2, 3; Baseball 2. Lyman C. Morrow .... River Falls Agriculture and Agricultural Mechanics Science Club 1; Marching Band 1, 2; Homecoming Committee 1; Prom Committee 3. George S. Mullen......................................Hudson Physics and Mathematics Class Treasurer 1; Bands, Drum Major 1, 2, 3; A Cappclla Chorus 2, 3; Prom Committee 3. Frona Nelson .... New Richmond Elementary Education G. O. P. 3; Y. W. c A. !, 2, 3; A Cappella Chorus I, 2, 3; Women’s Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Secretary-Treasurer 3; Concert Company 3; Mixed Quartet 3; Girls Sextet 1, 2. Grace Nelson.............................Maiden Rock English and History Y. W. C. A. 1, 2, 3; Swimming 3; Oratory 2. Marcel Nelson .... Cumberland Mathematics, Science, and Geography Mathematics Club I, 2, 3; "R" Club 1, 2, 3, Treasurer 2, Vice-President 3; Science Club 1. 2, 3; Baseball I; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Football I; Golf 1, 2, 3; Volleyball 1; Prom Committee 3. Carl Nickerson . . . Indianapolis, Indiana History and Biology "R" Club I, 2, 3; Basketball I, 2; Football I, 2, 3; Tennis 1, 2, 3; 'Baseball 1. Doris Nystrom................................Cumberland Elementary Education Elementary Club 3; Honor Society I, 2, 3; Masquers I, 2, 3; Rural Life Club I; History Club I; Y. W. C. A. I, 2, 3; Badminton 1; Women’s Chorus 3; "Hotel Dilemma" I; "The Right Way” 2; "The Travelers" 3; 1939 Meletean, Associate Editor. Adele Olson........................................Milltown Elementary Education G. O. P. 3; Palette Club 3; W. A. A. 3; Y. W. C. A. 1; Women’s Chorus I; Prom Committee 3. Arthur Olson......................................Woodville Science and Mathematics Mathematics Club I; Science Club I. 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3. Jack Osborne...................................Barron History and Social Science Honor Society I, 2, 3; Masquers I. 2, 3; Pi Kappa Delta 2, 3, Vice-President 3; Swimming 1, 2; Debate I, 2, 3; Extempore 3; Student Voice 2, 3; Homecoming Committee 2, 3; Prom Committee 3. Howard Otis....................................Barron History and English Whitewater State Teachers College 1; Honor Society 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. 3; 1939 Meletean; Student Voice 3. 50Harold Patton ... . . Dane Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2. 3; Intramural Basketball 1; Intramural Hockey 1, 2; Bands 1, 2; Orchestra I; Prom Committee 3. Allan E. Peterson .... Barksdale Agriculture and Science F. F. A. I, 2, 3; Y. M. C A. 1, 2; Badminton 2. 3; Baseball I, 3; Basketball 3( Hockey 2; Volleyball 2. Donald L. Peterson .... Milltown Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3; Y. M. C A. 1, 3; Intramural Basketball 2, 3; Intramural Football 3{ Volleyball I; Intramural Kittcnball 2; Basketball 1. Ruth Peterson...................................Prescott Elementary Education Masquers I, 3; Y. W. C A. I, 2, 3; F.xtempore 1; Coed Band l 3; Women’s Chorus I, 3; "Double Door" I; "Tons of Money” 3. Arthur Pynnonen....................................Sheldon Agriculture and Science F. F. A. I. 2. 3; Science Club 2, 3. Gilbert A. Rivard . . Stillwater, Minnesota Science and Mathematics "R” Club 2. 3; Science Club 2, 3; Clast President 2; Football 1, 2; Swimming 2; Homecoming Committee I; Party Committee 1, 2, 3; Student Senate 2, 3. George M. Roberts, Jr..............................Roberts Agriculture, Mechanics, and Science F. F. A. 1. 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3; Intramural Basketball I, 2. 3: Bands I, 2. 3; Marching Band I, 2, 3; Homecoming Committee I. 2; Prom Committee 3. Myron Robinson.....................................Stanley Agriculture and Science F. F. A. I. 2, 3; Honor Society 3; Science Club 3; Y. M. C A. I. 2, 3. Gladys Rodde.............................River Falls English and History Y. W. G A. i, 2, 5. Catherine Ronyak Minneapolis, Minnesota Elementary Education Melvin A. Rydberg . . . . Shell Lake Agriculture and Science F. F. A. I. 2. 3; Honor Society 2, 3; Y. M. CA.1,2, 3; Bands 1, 2, 3: Orchestra I. 2. 3: Homecoming Committee I, 3. Ruth Sampson...............................River Falls Junior High School, Education, Music, and History Y. W. C. A. I. 2. 3; Chorus I, 2, 3, President 3; Homecoming Committee I. SIEllsworth Florence Schmitt .... English, History, and Foreign Languages G. O. P. 3; Honor Society 1, 2. 3; W. A. A. I; Y. W. C A. I, 2, 3; Student Voice 1, 2. 3. John Schorta.............................River Falls Biology and Geography Honor Society 3; Y. M. C. A. 2, 3; Swimming 3; Track J. Clarice Severson .... Cumberland Elementary Education G. O. P. 3; Palette Club 5; W. A. A. 3; Y. W. C- A. I, 2, 3; Tennis I. Lyle Shedd.......................................Arkansaw Agriculture and Science F. F. A- 1; Y. M. C A. 1; Homecoming Committee 3. Virginia Smith................................Durand Education, English, and Geography Y. W. C A. I, 2, 3, Cabinet 3; Chorus 2. 3; Women’s Chorus 2. 3. Jerome Sobota .... Independence Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1. 2. 3; Science Club 1; Basketball 1. Intramural 2. 3; Volleyball 1, 2, 3; Marching Band 1, 2, 3; Homecoming Committee I. 3. Norman Soderstrom.......................................Ogema English and History Die Deutsche Gescllschaft I, 2; Masquers 2. 3; Y. M. C A. 1. 2. 3, Cabinet 3; Class Treasurer 2; Intramural Basketball 1. 2; Intramural Volleyball I. 2. 3; Intramural Kittenball I, 2. 3; Intramural Bowling 3; Intramural Ping-Pong 3; "Bigger and Better Wars" I; "The Whirlwind" 2; "A New World Wise Man" 3; "His First Dress Suit” 2; "Oh Doctor" 3; "Grandpa Goes Hunting" 2; 1939 Meletean. Ediior-in-Chief; Student Voice I, 2; Homecoming Committee I. 2; Party Committee 2, Secretary 2; Prom Committee 3. Orlan A. Soli................................River Falls Science, Mathematics, and Manual Training Mathematics Club 2, 3; Science Club 3; Class Treasurer 3; Homecoming Committee 2. 3; Prom Committee 3. Arnold Solstad......................................Woodville Agriculture and Science University of Wisconsin 2: F. F. A. 3; Science Club 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. I. 3; Swimming 3. Lucille Sommers......................................Arkansaw Elementary Education Honor Society 2. 3; Y. W. C. A. I. 2. 3; Chorus 3; Women's Chorus I; Student Voice 2. Peter Stene...........................................Baldwin Science Mathematic Club I; Science Club 1. 2; Y. M. C A. 1. 2, 3; Football I; Homecoming Committee 3. Walter Steneman.......................................Roberts Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1. 2. 3; Y. M. C A. I, 2. 3. Cabinet 3; Bands 1, 2; Chorus 3; Male Quartet 3; Mixed Quartet 3; Prom Committee 3. 52Berton L. Swan....................................Mazomanic History and Social Science University of Wisconsin 1,2; Honor Society 2, 3; Intramural Basketball 2, 5; Chorus 3; Prom Committee 3. Shirley Swann........................................Hudson Junior High School C. O. P. 3; Palette Club I, 2, 3; Y. W. C A. I; A Cappclla Chorus 2, 3; Girls’ Quartet 2, 3; Mixed Quartet 3; Student Voice 3; Home coming Committee 2, 3. Glenn E. Thoeny................................Mondovi Agriculture and Science F. F. A. 1, 2, 3; Science Club I; Y. M. C. A. 2, 3; Basketball I, 2; Intramural Basketball 3; Boxing 2. 3; Volleyball 2; Chorus I, 2; Home coming Committee 1, 3; Prom Committee 3. Victor R. Ulvestad................................Dane Agriculture and Science F. F. A. I, 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. I; Intramural Basketball I; Volleyball I; Bowling 3. Arlene Walsten......................................Cushing Elementary Education Y. W. C A- I, 2, 3; Intermediate Elementary Club 3; Basketball 3; Hit Pin Ball 3. Marshall Ward......................................Mondovi Science and Music Science Club 1, 2, 3; Hockey 2. 3; Bands I. 2, 3; Prom Committee 3. Elementary Education Spring Valley Rural Life Club I, President I; Science Club 2, 3; Y. M. C. A. 1, 2, 3; Badminton 3; Hockey 2; Bands I, 2, 3; Chorus 2, 3; Orchestra 1, 3. Walter Wood.......................................Bay City Junior High School Rural Life Club I, 2, Treasurer 2; Y.M.C.A. I, 2; General Chorus 2, 3. Lloyd E. Yanisch................................Ellsworth Science and Mathematics Mathematics Club I, 2; Science Club I, 2, 3; Class Secretary 3; Student Voice 2, 3, Business Staff 2, 3. Richard Yanisch.................................Ellsworth Science and Mathematics Honor Society I, 2, 3; Mathematics Club I, 2; Science Club I, 2, 3, Secretary 3; Student Voice 2, 3. 53KETTELKAMP BURTON LAURENT RIVARD OFFICERS Gilbert Rivard President Robert Kettelkamp Vice-President Pearl Burton Secretary Eugene Laurent Treasurer J. Henry Owens Adviser J. HENRY OWENSRussell Aamodt • • • • Spring Valley Setemee end Music 7 Kathryn Allen rw _ • • River Fall Pre-Horn Economics ■Allen Anderson ■ WoodviUe Duane Anderson D • • Mondovi Pre-Law Evelyn Anderson . . Elementary Education Um Qty Harriette Anderson nic.»cn,ar;Edllc;li0ll • • Baldwin Verna Annett................................Frederic English end History Delphine Armbruster . . . River Falls Kurd Veloise Baker..................................Chetek History and English Clifton Barber................................Webster Agriculture and Science Joyce Beardsley...........................Ellsworth History and English Eileen Bergemann............................Granton Elementary EducationGrant Bergemann..............................Granton Agriculture and Science Edwin Bergstrom .... Cumberland Agriculture and Science j John Berkel Rural Ellsworth Mildred Birkmose . . . . Mathematics . Hudson Ruth Bjerstedt .... Rural River Falls Charles Boles .... Agriculture River Falls •4. Orland Born Agriculture and Science . Algoma James Bramer .... St. Paul, Minnesota Science Theodore Brandt . . . Glen wood City Science and Mathematics Claude Brandtner . . . East Ellsworth History Pearl Burton..............................Hudson English and History Rosella Cernohous .... River Falls Rural 57 Everett Chapman ..... Amery History Jean Christensen .... River Falk Elementary Education Earle Clausen..................................Milltown Agriculture and Science Logan Creswell...............................River Falk Agriculture and Science Lorraine Cullen . . . New Richmond Elementary Education James Cushing.................................Hersey Agriculture and Science Myrtle Deetz.....................................Mondovi Elementary Education Bernice Deiss................................River Falls Pre-Physical Training Harold Diermeier . Science . Stratford Willard Downing History . . Grantsburg Fred Dubbe Science Luverne, Minnesota Philip Dykstra History . . Baldwin 58Dorothy Elliott .... River Falls Elementary Education Imogene Erickson .... Plum City Elementary Education E. Marie Ericson....................................Pepin Elementary Education Gaylord Falde.................................Beldenville Agriculture and Science James Flathe.....................................Pepin Agriculture and Science Amanda Florness...............................Bay City English Lloyd Flynn...............................Maiden Rock Pre-Medicine Darwin Fogerty.................................Roberts English Ethel Frawley . . Stillwater, Minnesota Rural Florence Freder Ellsworth Rural Dawn Gates.................................Turtle Lake Elementary Education Jeanne Susan Geere .... River Falls Elementary Education 59Bernard Grant Rural Spring Valley Audrey Graves .... Elementary Education Leo Grosskreutz . Agriculture and Science Marjorie Gustafson Elementary Education Violet Haffeman . Rural Philip Hammer . Agriculture and Science Alice Hammersmith Rural John Harrison Ere-Pharmacy Phyllis Hawn . Rural James W. Healy . Pre-Industrial Arts Robert Heebink Agriculture and Science Shirley Hendrickson . Rural . Baraboo . Ccnturia Maiden Rock . Hawkins Spring Valley Hawkins Bayfield Bcldcnvillc River Falls Baldwin Hammond 60Martha Hermanson .... Curtiss Rural Reuben Hermanson .... Woodvillc Science and Mathematics Roger Hermanson.......................Prescott History and Geography Marion Holzer..........................Hammond Pre-Home Economics Gordon Howe.....................................Beldenville Science and Mathematics Lucille Ingham Elementary Education Turtle Lake 8 Duane Jackman Agriculture . River Falls Lynn Jackman River Falls Agriculture and Mechanics James Clarence Jacobson . . . Hammond Agriculture and Science Neel James Jacobson . . . . River Falls Science and Mathematics Allis Jerney............................River Falls History Marion A. Johnson Minneapolis, Minnesota Elementary Education 61Marion I. Johnson . . . Pre-Commerce Marshall Johnston English and History Apolinary Karasch Pre-Veterinary Frances Kelly Elementary Education Robert Kettelkamp Pre-Medicine Jack King .... Science Marion Kirkpatrick English and History Bernard Kjelstad . . . Agriculture and Science Richard Klecker .... Agriculture and Science Roy Koss.......................... Agriculture and Science Stanley Kostus . Agriculture and Science Gerald Krause .... English and Music . Frederic River Falls Independence . Centuria River Falls Watertown New Richmond Spring Valley Ellsworth Algoma . Hawkins . Ellsworth 62Fred Kroeger...............................River Falls Science Mary Jeanne Lane .... Maiden Rock Elementary Education Willard Lane.....................................Roberts Science and Mathematics Myrtle Larson...................................Prescott English and History Stella Leader.............................Cumberland Pre-Nursing Janet Lentz................................Menomonie Elementary Education Milton Lindahl.......................Clear Lake Pre-Business Helen Lorentson............................Woodville Rural Bernice Lovell............................River Falls Elementary Education Winnifred Maclennan Clear Lake Elementary Education George Maki......................................Owen Agriculture and Science Donald Martin.................................Hammond Agriculture and Science 63John Milbrath .... Industrial Arts River Falls Ensor Monette .... Agriculture and Science . Superton Levellia Monicken Elementary Education . River Falls Gladys Lorraine Morgan Pre-Home Economics . Madison Donald Neerland .... Special Balsam Lake Harold Neerland .... Pre-Commerce Balsam Lake Lyle B. Nelson.......River Falls 'Mathematics James Ness ....... Alma Agriculture and Science Gwendolyn Noyes . . . . Centuria Pre-Nursing Elaine Nugent.............................Ellsworth Rural Mike Nugent...................................Ellsworth Special Joyce Odell..................................Cumberland Pre-Nursing 64Beatryce Olson .... Elementary Education . Frederic Burton Olson Pre-Engineering Beldenville Norman Ordal History River Falls Arthur Palm Science Ogema Irvine Palm Pre-Business Milltown Stanley Palm Mathematics :41 Milltown Arline Palmsteen .... Pre-Medicine . Osceola Dorothy Parrish History Ellsworth Emil Path Agriculture and Science Clayton Marjorie Patton Elementary Education . Dane Leslie Paulson History River Falls Robert Platte River Falls Elementary Education 65Paul Prucha .... History and Latin River Falls Catherine Reagan Elementary Education . River Falk Clarence Retzlaff . Agriculture and Science Turtle Lake Leona Rhodey Elementary Education . Hudson Robert Rudesell .... Agriculture and Science . Baldwin Robert Ryder .... Pre-Engineering Amery 8 Russell Sandvig ... St. Paul, Minnesota Science and Geography Cecil Schuh .... Rural . . Elcho Dola Schwartz .... Elementary Education Milltown Donald Schwartz Science . Milltown Vale Severson .... Elementary Education . Mondovi Mary John Shuel Pre-Nursing Milwaukee 66William Sirek..............................Rice Lake Science end Mat hematics Ray Sobottka.............................Maiden Rock Science end Mathematics Hartman Sou.............................River Falls Science and Mathematics Ellenore Stevenson.............................Lodi Elementary Education Arthur Sticht .... Maiden Rock Agriculture and Science Ronald Stuber.................................Cochrane Agriculture and Science Frank Swanson...................................Hawkins Agriculture and Science John Symes..................................River Falls Pre-Eugineering John Tarpey . . Indianapolis, Indiana History Muriel Taylor .... Glenwood City Elementary Education Clarence Thompson .... Downing Agriculture and Science Gordon Thompson .... Mountain Pre-Engineering 67Hiram Thompson..............................Blair Agriculture end Science Orville Thompson..........................Baldwin Agriculture umd Science Robert Thoreson .... Woodville Agriculture and Science Merton Timmerman .... River Falls Agriculture and Science Loren Tousley History • • Baldwin Lois Tracy Elementary Education • Ellsworth Marie Tromm " Elementary Education • Hawkins Elsie Vance Elementary Education Clear Lake Meta A. Vick History Deer Park Arno Wesenberg Bloomer Agriculture and Science Nevin White Science River Falls David George Wicken Mathematics ’ ' °«emaMarshall Wilcox History and Social Science Wendell Wilkins Pre-Engineering Leonard Wilson Agriculture and Science John Williams .... Agriculture and Science Robert Wills .... Science Graydon Wood .... Science and Mathematics Meta Wright .... English and Art Keith Wurtz........................ Agriculture and Science Eugene Wycoff . Agriculture and Science Arlyn York .... Science Erwin Zielke .... Agriculture and Science Gust Zignego Pre-Engineering River Falls River Falls Clayton River Falls Watertown Elmwood Ladysmith Elmwood . Nye Amery Granton Hersey 69 LUCENTE LaMIRANDE HANSON WTieil men OFFICERS Martin Lucente............................President DeLore Burglund......................Vice-President Ione LaMirande............................Secretary Melvin Hanson.............................Treasurer Mabel Jorstad...................Adviser Benjamin H. Kettelkamp..........Adviser BENJAMIN H. KETTELKAMPHarry L. Aamodt Gertrude Abitz Marguerite Allen Chris Anderson Kenneth Anderson Pearl Anderson . Stanley Atkinson . Margie Barkuloo . Margaret Bendix . Wilbur Bengston Bruno Berklund Geneva Bleisner Spring Valley Athens Pepin Luverne, Minnesota Clayton Menomonie Danbury River Falls Woodville Maiden Rock Cumberland Baldwin 72Wallace Boettcher . Bloomer Douglas Boles....................River Falls Wilma Borowski..........................Almena Irwin Bosman...........................Baldwin Irene Breslin.........................Downing Reuben Burtard........................Curtiss Robert Busby......................River Falls Elvera Buss.......................River Falls Miriam Cairns....................River Falls Donna Campbell...................River Falls Dorothy Carlson........................Amery Marlys Carlson...................River Falls 73Larry Casey....................New Richmond Elma Chappelle....................Birchwood Joyce Chapman................River Falls George Chipman.................Danbury Doris Christenson......................Martell Joyce Chubb........................River Falls Arnold Cordes Donald Cowles Loretta Curt Corrine Danielson Gerald Deiss . Rosella Deiss . Comstock Hudson Almena Grantsburg . . River Falk - . Ellsworth 74J. Richard Delorit Doris Deroy Rochelle Devine Ardis Dixon . Robert Dodge Harold Doornink D. Irving Ehlers . Helen Engebretson . Ruby Engdahl . Althea Erickson . Ervin Erickson Leon Ericson 75 Forestville Baldwin Ellsworth River Falls Stanley Baldwin Neillsville Hudson Hudson Woodville Woodville FredericRobert Feiler......................Elmwood Vonnie Fellrath....................Clayton Michael Fett..............................Algoma Robert Garber...........................Prescott Paul Gardner.....................Osceola Dorothy Geving...................Downing Arthur Gilberts...........................Ridgeland Ernest Gilberts...........................Ridgeland Mervin Gilberts..........................Ridgeland Harold K. Gilbertson . . Black River Falls Oliver Glanzman.................Mondovi Plum City 76 Wayne Glaus .Harold Goetkin Irene Gonske Walter Gonske . Dale Gordon . Orville Grassl . Robert Gray . Imelda Greenfield Mary Greenfield . Gertrude Grewe . Donald Griffey . Virginia Griffith . Myron Groskopp 77 Downing Cumberland Cumberland River Falls Stratford Stacy New Richmond New Richmond Amery River Falls River Falls . SirenLeroy Hagemann . Ellsworth Melvin Hanson.......................Hudson Warren Hanson.........................Woodville Martha Harding.........................Bay City Douglas Harlander .... Ellsworth Harry Healy.....................River Falls Paul Henneman . . . ... River Falls Helen Herbert . . . Red Wing, Minnesota Mildred Hillestad.....................Amery Arlyn Hollander.....................Brandon Mary Huenink.............................Woodville Howard Hull Hammond 78Mary L. Irle................................Scar Prairie N. Rupert Isaacson...................................Nye Levon ne Iverson........................Amery Clarence Jackelen . . . Glenwood City Gordon Jackman...................River Falls Agnes Jacobson........................Hersey Della Jacobson........................Hammond Edward Jacobson .... Cumberland Merlin Jennings...........................Blair Edna Jesse...........................Shell Lake Eleanor Johnson...................Deer Park June Johnson......................River Falls 79Laurence Johnson . Margaret Johnson Vona Junkman Lucille Kane Irma Kappus . Emmet Kaul . Eugene Kay . Emmett Kelly Ellen Kessler Tommy Kliszcz Kathrine Knops Dolores Kramschuster . Frederic River Falls Ellsworth Maiden Rock River Falls . Tony River Falls Amery Clear Lake . Cable Emerald Bloomer 80Florence Krismer Maiden Rock Lauritz Kulstad . . . Savage, Minnesota John Ladwig . . . . Stanley Ione LaMirande . . . New Richmond Carolin Lantz.............................Ellsworth Silver Star LaRa .... Grantsburg Dorothy Larson................Hammond Gladys Larson.................River Falls Iris Larson ...... Clayton Violet Larson.........................River Falls Willette Larson.........................Luck Kenneth Leduc .... Chippewa Falls 81Helen Lind . Dorothy Lovell John Lucente Martin Lucente David Lyksett Agnes Lynch Hammond River Falls Cumberland Cumberland . Hudson New Richmond Madelynn Lyon Eleanor Lyons Mary A. Lyons John McCleary Edward McCollow Cora McConnaughey . Beaver Dam Glenwood City Glenwood City Plum City . . River Falls Stillwater, Minnesota 82Anna McDowell...................Hudson Eileen McElmurry...............Stanley Inez McKean....................River Falls Thomas Madden .... NewRichmond Glendon Marks..................................Phillips Vernon Mathison .... Woodville Karen Meilgaard Berdenna Miller Robert Mommsen Leonard Morley Jump River Plum City New Richmond New Auburn Rexford Mortimer Shirley Mueller 83. Ellsworth River FallsWalter Mutka Owen Ethel Nadler Robert Neerland Audrey Nelson Florence Nelson Grace Lillian Nelson Herbert Nelson Wilma Nelson Vale Nelssen Onita Norberg Howard Norlander George Noyes . River Falls Balsam Lake Woodville Beldenville Woodville Prentice River Falls River Falls River Falls River Falls Centuria - 84Evelyn Often Alice Olson DeForest Olson Edward Onchuck Florence Osterland Florence Owens Camilla Parent Margaret Parrish . Evelyn Pearson Florence Pearson Henry Person . Luverne Peters 85 . Clayton Spring Valley Centuria Phillips Ellsworth Spring Valley Somerset Ellsworth Stockholm Ellsworth Oshkosh River FallsVirginia Peters Charles Phillips . Irene Raawe Arthur Riedel . Eugene Ristola . Mae Louise Rockaman Oscar Rodde . Charles Rohr Philip Ronnerud Rilla Jean Rosenberg Howard Route River Falls River Falls Cameron Hudson Withee Barron River Falls Beaver Dam Grabot River Falls Amery Milton Rudell Frederic 86Ruth Rudesell . . Minneapolis, Minnesota Katherine Rusk.........................Deer Park Marian Saul . . . Red Wing, Minnesota Adelaide Scheide...........................Ellsworth Warren Schickling .... Prescott Marie Schieven.........................Hammond Grace Sebion........................Spring Valley Anita Louise Setter .... Deer Park Constance Skaife .... Grantsburg Norbert Snider...........................Clayton Niel Solveson.......................Maiden Rock Evelyn Somsen...........................Baldwin 87Deer Park Esther Spangberg Walter Stamstad . . . Black River Falls Bernard Stanek..............................Hillsboro Betty Lou Stanley .... Centuria Levern Stebnitz......................River Falls Lloyd Richard Steiner . . East Ellsworth Earl Stensgaard.......................Woodville Edward Stone..........................Reedsburg Verle Corinne Straub . . . Ellsworth Helen Striebel...........................River Falls Mary Stuner.......................Jump River Alma Sumner......................River Falls 88Floyd Svec...........................Ellsworth Floy Mae Swanson.......................Cornell Wayne Paul Swanson ... St. Croix Falls Frederic Sweger............................Blair Vernon Taylor........................Grantsburg Howard Teske............................Catawba Dorothe Thompson .... River Falls Loren Thompson..................Chetek Marjorie Thomson .... River Falls Lloyd Maynard Thor . . . Grantsburg Marian Tracy.........................Ellsworth Bonita Traynor .... Spring Valley 89Prairie Farm June Tweed Carl Vogt Shirley Walker Doris Wallin Lucille Walsten Ruth Watson Earl Waughtal Lois Webb Dean Wessels Howard Wilcox Robert Wilkinson . Charles Williamson Nelson Centuria Stockholm River Falls Phillips Roberts Roberts Baldwin River Falls New London . Cornell 90Roger Winans Warren Winberg Warren Winton Roy C. Wolf Albert J. Zahradka Francis Zeilinger Virginia Zeilinger . Shell Lake Bay City Shell Lake River Falls . Osceola Spring Valley Spring Valley 9College begins again . . . Registration during the day and the big "mixer” at night . . . Pres. Ames tells Mr. Hanna and Mr. Prucha a "deep one” . . . The "line-up” for programs. Studying in the library . . . Party in the gym . . . Ruthic enjoys art work. Bents takes a reading . . . King, Frank Co. . . . Sleep. We thought that only girls knitted, but then, Grunkc seems to know how. Electrical measurements . . . Wonder why Vale’s smiling so pleasantly . . . Can’t be history. 92Schlomann takes a few tips from the lady photographer ... We present our nurse . . . Miss Hall ... Singing a song or something? "You Gotta Be a Football Hero” ... "Winchell” thinks up a good one for The Baton . . . The typical freshman tries to get settled. Watcha lookin’ at, Martin? . . . Ncc Rachel Aldrich . . . Nice tennis racquet. Bette . . and . . Betty . . . And then Mother closed her book and tucked them in. 93Homecoming! . . . First comes the torchlight parade and then the big bonfire at Ramer Field . . . "Apache Red” does the victory dance. Floats, floats, and more floats ... The Frosh and Joe College. Wood and Bents "take one over” . . . Future Farmers ride again. Even Eau Claire has support . . . Football fans face fotographer . . . Dare we pun? 94Her Majesty, the Queen, with her ladies . . . The juniors go rustic. The Y” attends royalty . . . Kid stuff, but the seniors won with it. They led the parade . . . The Rural Life says it with flowers. Stu makes promises for the team . . . The first outside mass meeting was a grand success. 95It’s a twelve-inch hot dog . . . "R” Club initiates, some like it and some enjoy it, but where is Bartz? 4:30 a. M.—at least! . . . An outstanding achievement by an outstanding group . . . And its organizer. Before . . . and after the Oxford debate. Christmas parties at Frye’s and at Nilssen’s . . . Marquardt’s exit. A serenade to the tennis courts . . . If head work will do it, this one’s already solved . . . the Clarinet Polka? 96Hawaiian entertainers at a "Y” meeting . . . Depository. Basketball spectators arc composed of people, couples, and profs . . . See the birdie, Walter? . . . Chuck and Jenny have diversified interests . . . Reuben is hiding behind Margaret again. The Homecoming Victory Dance . . . Farmer Thocny and the Oriental House do a little shagging on the side . . . Prof Hunt watches the jitterbug contest. Ye Editor thinks things over ... One Smart Boy Grows Up . . . Winners of the contest. 97The Meletean in the making . . . Morley "bones” for a physics test. Seldom Inn throws a party . . . The arrival of the YM and YW at Ihduhapi. Otis totes a tripod for . . whom? . . . A whole bevy of fair ladies. The grand old man of the campus still enjoys teaching German . . . Prof Jacobson and Miss Ha-thorn caught in a very happy mood . . . Bill goes to work on Miller’s band-wagon.The Second Annual Winter Carnival gave these shots ... Ski jumpers provided a majority of the thrills, and spills. The Kinnickinnic in winter’s splendor . . . The lime kiln, the pines, and the woods complete River Falls’ snowy scenery. Always welcome spots, these places become a photographer’s paradise as the months of December and January roll ’round. 99100wfitlUtici1 9 3 9 E Emmett P. Lowery Theodore Setterquist ■■EBB Clifford Juedes THE ATHLETIC COUNCIL R. A. Karges..............................President A. N. Johnson.............................Secretary E. A. Whitenack...........................Treasurer E. P. Lowery..................................Coach T. Setterquist.............................Director W. H. Hunt.................................Director J. H. Owens.......................................Director G. P. Junkman.....................................Director THE COACHING STAFF Emmett Lowery...............................Coach Theodore Setterquist..............Assistant Coach Clifford Juedes.................Physical Education MANAGER 02 Glendon Marks . . Football and BasketballM E L E T E A IV THE “R” CLUB The "r” club is a college organization which is composed of all athletes who have won their letters in a varsity sport. Its purpose is to sponsor intramural sports and aid in promoting all athletic contests conducted at River Falls. Carl Nickerson has served as president this year. FOOTBALL William Bartz Harold Blank Clifford Bohmback Lewis Crosby Fred Dubbe Lloyd Frank Glenn Gerhardt Leon Larson Stuart Larson Kenneth LeDuc Lee Martin Carl Nickerson Gilbert Rivard Robert Schlomann Lawrence Selvig Robert Torgerson Nevin White Merton Wulf Harold Blank Clifford Bohmback Jack King Fred Kroeger BASKETBALL Leon Larson Lee Martin Marcel Nelson Ward Randles Donald Schwartz John Tarpey Stanley Torgerson Merton Wulf Harold Blank James Erickson Melvin Erickson BASEBALL Robert Hoagenson Robert Hoey Lee Martin Charles Osborne Ward Randles Merton Wulf Schwartz, Wulf, Frank, White, Dubbe, S. Torgerson Bartz, LeDuc, Selvig, Rivard, M. Nelson Coach Lower , Hoagenson, Nickerson, Hoey, Gerhardt, Osborne Crosby, Bohmback, Kroeger, S. Larson, King, L. Larson, BlankXgK ■ A ... . ii.'U THE 1939 Coach Lowery, Bam, Gille, LeDuc, Schmidt, Selvig, White, Rivard, Jackman Gerhardt, Crosby, Nickerson, Diermcier, Born, Stone. Vandeberg. Monctte Bohmback, Martin, Lucerne. L. Larson, Blank, S. Larson. Schlomann, Torgerson, Dubbe, Frank THE 1938 CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL TEAM Stuart Larson...............................Captain Glexdon Marks...............................Manager Chris Anderson William Bartz Harold Blank Clifford Bohmback Orlan Born Lewis Crosby Harold Diermeier Fred Dubbe Lloyd Frank Glenn Gerhardc Donald Gille Lynn Jackman Leon Larson Stuart Larson Kenneth LeDuc Joe Lucente Lee Martin Ensor Monette Carl Nickerson Gilbert Rivard Lawrence Selvig Robert Schlomann Edward Stone Harold Schmidt Robert Torgerson Clifford Vandeberg Nevin White PLAYERS NAMED ON THE ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM Blank, fullback Gille, guard Firsl Team Selvig, tackle L. Larson, end S. Larson, center 104 Frank, quarterback Second Team Torgerson, halfbackMELETEAN RESULTS OF THE SEASON CONFERENCE River Falls 20 Stout 6 River Falls 13 Eau Claire ........... 0 River Falls 6 La Crosse 0 River Falls 20 Superior 13 NON-CONFERENCE River Falls 6 Mankato 7 River Falls 19 Northland .. 13 River Falls 32 Michigan Tech .... 0 CONFERENCE STANDINGS Won Lost River Falls . 4 0 Superior . .. 3 1 La Crosse . . :. .. 2 2 Eau Claire . 2 2 Stout 0 4 105 Captain Larson Coach LoweryL. LARSON R. TORGERSON BLANK DUBBE CHAMPIONS-193 8 On Monday, September 12, a squad of enthusiastic candidates, containing thirteen lettermen, responded to Coach Lowery’s call for the opening football practice. The squad had been hard hit by graduation when it lost seven lettermen, two of whom were all-conference men. Staley, giant all-conference tackle, was lost when he failed to return to school. Veterans returning were Leon Larson at end; Fred Dubbe, Lawrence Selvig, Robert Schlomann, and Orlan Born at tackle; Donald Gille and Glenn Gerhardt at guard; Stuart Larson at center; and Bartz, Torgcrson, Blank, Frank, and Martin in the backfield. The Falcons were fortunate in having a fine, inspirational leader in Captain Stuart Larson, who instilled the proper attitude in the team. Freshman gridders who showed promise were Schmidt, LeDuc, White, Stone, Crosby, and Bohmback. Bohmback, freshman back, was slowed up for almost the entire schedule because of an ankle injury sustained in the opening game against Mankato Teachers. BARTZ FRANK SCHLOMANN RIVARD 106meletean CHAMPIONS-1938 RIVER FALLS 20 STOUT 6 River falls opened the conference season with a 20 to 6 victory over the Stout Institute Blue Devils at Menomonie, October 8. The Falcons had a large delegation of rooters at Menomonie including the River Falls College Marching Band. The Red and White had scored all three of their touchdowns before Stout scored late in the fourth quarter. After only five minutes of play Torgerson had smashed through for the first Falcon points, after a nice punt return by Blank. In the second quarter Bartz knifed through from the one-foot-line and in the last quarter Colonel Larson scored again for River Falls on his favorite scoring play, an end-around play, making the score 20 to 0. Shortly before the game ended, Captain Murphy scored from the two-yard mark for Stout, leaving the final count at 20 to 6 for the Red and White. An epidemic of ankle injuries struck the Falcons this season and Vandebcrg was added to the list of casualties at the Stout game. HOMECOMING RIVER FALLS 13 EAU CLAIRE 0 River falls extended its perfect record in conference play by defeating the Eau Claire Teachers 13 to 0 in our Homecoming attraction, October 15. A large, enthusiastic Homecoming crowd was on hand to cheer the Falcons on in their best efforts. In the opening minutes of the game, Rudd's punt was blocked by Colonel Larson. Selvig gathered in the ball and galloped for a touchdown. Dubbe’s try for point was good. After a sustained drive from mid-field, Blank piled across the goal line from the one-yard-line on the first play in the second quarter to add the final points of the game. Both teams threatened to score in the second half but interceptions and fumbles nullified most advances. Torgerson broke loose for the longest run of the game when he gained twenty-five yards in one try. The whole Falcon team played hard, inspired ball against their Blugold opponents to practically rush them off the field. The game was featured by crisp blocking and tackling and strong defensive play. 107WHITE CROSBY GILLE UDUC CHAMPIONS -193 8 RIVER FALLS 6 LA CROSSE 0 Playing on a wet, muddy field, during a continuous drizzle which lasted for the duration of the game, the Falcons edged out the La Crosse Teachers 6 to 0 at La Crosse on October 22. Freshman backs were instrumental in the scoring of the lone Falcon touchdown. Crosby raced forty-seven yards to the Indians' ninc-yard-stripc. La Crosse was penalized five yards for too many times out and Bohmback scored on the next play from the four-yard-linc. La Crosse began passing desperately in an attempt to even the score but the Falcons held; once on the fivc-yard-linc Blank's booming punts kept the Indians back on their heels. River Falls played its best game of the season, the substitutes playing equally as well as the starting team and deserving equal credit for the victory. Colonel Larson was injured quite seriously and remained in La Crosse until Sunday. Gille was also injured in this game. First year men LeDuc, White, and Rivard proved very valuable in relief duty. NICKERSON SELVIG GERHARDT BOHMBACK MARTIN 108E N M CHAMPIONSHIP CLINCHER RIVER FALLS 20 SUPERIOR 13 Thk last and most thrilling game of the season was played here against the Superior Teachers Ycllowjackcts on November 5. Both teams had everything at stake and the game was hard fought from the start. Falcon hearts were saddened momentarily as the Jackets plowed over for a touchdown within the first three minutes of play. The determined Falcons went to work immediately and raked up two quick touchdowns in the first period and threatened seriously three times in the second to take an eight-point, 14 to 6, margin at half time. Superior pulled up to within one point of the Falcons when they scored in the third period, but Colonel Larson won the game for River Falls by falling on a blocked Superior punt behind the goal line, making the final score 20 to 13. The whole Falcon team played a magnificent game in hanging up an undisputed conference championship with a perfect record of four wins and no losses. The long punts by Blank and the hard charging of the Falcon line were high spots in the game. Colonel Larson stood out in the line. Besides winning the Conference Championship the Falcons monopolized the all-Conference honors by placing seven men on the all-star aggregation. On the first team were Blank, fullback; Gille, guard; Colonel Larson, end; Selvig, tackle, and Captain Stuart Larson at center. Torgerson and Frank made the second team at backfield positions. Dr. Karges of the Athletic Council presented the members of the team with gold footballs in a short ceremony December 19. 109E 1 9 3 9 CHAMPIONS-193 8 NON-CONFERENCE GAMES The falcons opened the football season with a night game at Mankato against Coach Jim Carter’s Mankato Teachers on September 23. Mankato had already gained their mid-season form as they had previously played two games. River Falls opened the scoring when Bohmback sprinted over fifty yards to the nine-yard-line from where Torgerson scored through the center of the line on a very deceptive play. Schmidt failed to make the try for point after touchdown. By tightening up their defense when Mankato threatened the Falcons held the score at 6 to 0 until the last minute of the game, when Mankato scored on a pass from Lopata to Davison. Lopata made the conversion good anJ won the game 7 to 6. Outstanding in the game for the Falcons was the punting of Blank, which took the team out of trouble time and time again, and the fine defensive work of Captain Stuart Larson and Selvig. The entire game was broadcast over a local Mankato radio station, KYSM. The first home game of the season was played against Northland College of Ashland on Saturday, October 1. In this game the Falcons had acquired a polish in their plays which had been lacking in their first game. River Falls counted first on an end-around play with Colonel Larson scoring from the five-yard-line. Coach Lowery substituted the entire team and Northland scored shortly afterwards to take a 7 to 6 lead. Gontkc. Trckkcr, Schulenberg, Boles, Merkt, Peloquin, Jackman. Hagcmann, Harrington, Isaacson, Allen Anderson. Thompson, Kroegcr LeDuc, Lee Martin, Norman Martin, Foy, Wesenberg, Mackic, Donald Martin, Peterson. Frokcr, Kinney, Dobbemein, Coach Lowery Lynn Jackman, Luccnte, Blank, Moncttc. Born. Stone, Schlomann, Vandeberg, Diermeier, Selvig, White, Rivard, Berklund, Williamson L. Larson. Bartz, Bohmback, Crosby, Nickerson, Gerhardt, S. Larson, Gille, Dubbe, Frank, Torgerson, Schmidt, Assistant Line-Coach Wolf. Line-Coach Settcrquist Mascot, Roger Kahn noM E L E T E A N CHAMPIONS-193 8 NON-CONFERENCE GAMES The red and white scored again before the half ended when Bart smashed through from the one-yard-line. Late in the third quarter, Frank scored on a pass from Bartz. With numerous Falcon substitutes in the game the Lumberjacks scored again and the game ended in a 19 to 13 Falcon victory. Standing out for River Falls were the backs, led by Harold Blank, and the line play of Captain Stuart Larson, Leon Larson, and Selvig. Captain McGroarty of the Lumberjacks was probably the finest fullback who faced the Falcons this year. The Falcons traveled to Houghton, Michigan where they met and overwhelmed the Michigan Tech Miners by a 32 to 0 score on October 29. River Falls displayed its greatest offensive strength of the season against the Miners. Bohmback scored three touchdowns on runs of twenty-five, twenty, and five yards. Crosby ran twenty-five yards for his counter and Bartz ran eighty yards after taking a lateral from Martin for his contribution to the final score. Schlomann protected Bartz all the way on his long touchdown jaunt. Nickerson almost broke away for a touchdown early in the game, but was the unfortunate victim of a clipping penalty. River Falls was slowed up by the infliction of sixty-five yards in penalties. The entire squad saw action in this game with the exception of Colonel Larson and Gille who were recuperating from injuries sustained in the previous week's game. IllLarson, Bohmback, Nelson, King, Blank, Schwartz, Torgerson, Kroeger, Coach Lowery THE 1938-1939 BASKETBALL TEAM Emmett Lowery...............................Coach Theodore Setterquist..............Assistant Coach Glendon Marks.............................Manager Harold Blank Clifford Bohmback Fred Kroeger Leon Larson Lee Martin Marcel Nelson Ward Randles Donald Schwartz Stanley Torgerson 112M E L E T E A RESULTS OF THE SEASON CONFERENCE River Falls 48 Stout .. 59 River Falls 3 9 Superior . . 45 River Falls 3 6 Eau Claire . . 46 River Falls 46 La Crosse .. 31 River Falls 40 Eau Claire .. 38 River Falls 45 Stout . . 57 River Falls 41 Superior ...43 River Falls 29 La Crosse . . 41 NON-CONFERENCE River Falls 6 3 Macaiestcr . 34 River Falls 40 St. Olaf .. 3 6 River Falls 49 Huron .. 27 River Falls 45 St. Olaf . 36 River Falls . . 40 Oshkosh . . 30 River Falls 25' Stevens Point . 41 River Falls 29 La Crosse . . 41 CONFERENCE STANDINGS Won Lost Superior . . . ........... 6 2 Eau Claire . 6 2 La Crosse . . 3 5 Stout 3 5 River Falls 2 6 113H E 1 e 9 • L. LARSON MARTIN RANDLES BLANK BASKETBALL-1938-1939 Most of last year’s squad reported for the opening basketball practice called by Coach Lowery on Monday, November 14. Veterans returning and reporting were Blank, Martin, Schwartz, King, Tarpey, Larson, Nelson, Torgerson, Palm, and Osborne. Randles enrolled for the winter term to fill out the roster of returning veterans. New men showing up well in practice were Bohmback, Crosby, and Kroeger The Falcons opened the season with a decisive 63 to 34 victory over Macalester College of Saint Paul. A flurry of Falcon baskets took away a short Macalester lead and gave the Red and White a 20 to 16 halftime lead. The second half was a rout for the Falcons. Led by Blank, King, and Nelson they pulled away to a safe margin. Much improvement in the sophomores. King and Schwartz, was noticeable and freshmen, Bohmback and Crosby, played well. The game was very fast and ragged with numerous fouls. The Red and White traveled to Northfield, Minnesota, where they won their second straight non-conference victory in as many starts from the St. Olaf College Oles, by a close 40 to 3 6 score. The game was close all the way. Unerring accuracy from the free-throw line gave the Falcons their victory as they made good on sixteen out of eighteen free throws. Nelson was tied with Captain Stanton Sheino for high point honors at twelve points apiece. The contest was marred by the calling of thirty-four fouls by the officials. Our third non-conference victory was taken from a new opponent, the Scalpers from Huron College of Huron, South Dakota, by a score of 49 to 27. In this game Coach Lowery used two complete teams to wear the opponents down by substituting frequently. The Scalpers could not cope with the Falcon offense led by King, Bohmback, and Blank. 114M E L E T E ■'A W BASKETBALL-193 8-193 9 In a return engagement with St. Olaf College of Northfield the Falcons were once more victorious, this time by a 45 to 36 score. King sparked the Falcon attack with a couple of baskets in the second half. Three men were forced from the game for having too many personal fouls. Blank led both teams in scoring with an eighteen point total. Just before Christmas vacation the Falcons made a trip to Oshkosh and Stevens Point Teachers Colleges where they engaged in two hard fought games. They captured a 40 to 30 win in their first game played at Oshkosh, but suffered their first defeat of the season at Stevens Point when they couldn’t find the basket and lost 41 to 25. Blank, King, and Nelson led the scoring in both games. Besides these men, Tarpcy, Schwartz, Bohmback, Randles, Martin, Larson, and Torgerson made the trip with Coach Lowery. Playing their third game in five nights and traveling over six hundred miles, the Falcons finished their pre-conference season with a 43-33 victory over Augsburg College of St. Paul. The tight Falcon defense would not allow the Auggies to break in for many shots. Nelson led the Red and White scoring with nine points. This game wound up the non-conference play with a fine record of six wins in seven starts. The first conference game resulted in a loss to a rejuvenated Stout Institute team by a 59 to 48 score. A fighting Falcon team could not cope with the uncanny shooting ability of the Blue Devils. Stout held a 25 to 31 lead at halftime. Randles played a fine game, besides collecting eight points for himself. Blank led both teams with fifteen points. River Falls lost its second conference game to Superior Teachers by a close 45 to 39 score. The Falcons started fast to gain a substantial 19 to 6 lead only to see it whittled down to a 25 to 21 margin at halftime. The loss of Nelson through too many personal fouls and the injury of Bohmback weakened the Falcon defense and Superior pulled away to a comfortable margin. Blank and Bohmback led the Falcon scoring. 115SCHWARTZ NELSON KROEGER S. TORGERSON BOH M BACK BASKETBALL -193 8-1939 Last year's champion Eau Claire Teachers cagcrs handed the Falcons another defeat at Eau Claire by a 46 to 3 6 score. Eau Claire held a 19 to 15 halftime advantage. In the second half Lehman of Eau Claire began to toss baskets from all angles and when he left the floor in the last quarter he had garnered twenty-two points and put Eau Claire into a safe lead. Blank was high for River Falls with eleven points. The Falcons finally broke into the win column when they defeated La Crosse Teachers College by a 46 to 31 score. The Red and White led during the entire game and were never threatened. Blank, Randles, and Larson led the Falcon offensive with thirty-three points among them. Wulk scored nine points for the Indians. River Falls scored its most glorious victory of the season when it conquered the Eau Claire Teachers in the most thrilling game of the year 40 to 38. The lead changed hands almost a dozen times during the game. Lehman scored eighteen points for Eau Claire, while Blank led the Falcons with twelve points. This was the first conference defeat for Eau Claire. Stout again beat back the threats of River Falls by a 57 to 45 count in a game played at Menomonie. Worman of Stout ruined the Falcon hopes by piling up a total of twenty-four points. The game was exceptionally rough with Bohmback, King, and Randles banished for too many fouls. Blank and Nelson stood out for River Falls. Playing a postponed game here against the Superior Teachers, the Falcons were outlasted by a narrow margin 43 to 41. The Ycllowjackets destroyed a 23 to 15 halftime Falcon lead to win. Bohmback and Nelson shared scoring honors for River Falls. 116M E L E T E A IS Bartz. Lindahl. Wycoff. Wulf. Blank. Pdoquin. Gray, Hcrmanwn. Frolik Flynn, Nelton, Krocger, Hoagemon. Trecker, Stone, Wilson. Peterson Mascot, Roger Kuhn BASEBALL Under the guidance of a new baseball coach the remnants of last year’s undefeated baseball team assembled for their first workout the second week in April. Mert Wulf replaced last year's coach, Ted Setterquist, who guided the team to a perfect record of ten wins and no defeats. Wulf, former Falcon star and infielder with Crookston of the Northern league, acted as playing coach this year. The squad was hard hit by graduation, with only four lettermen, Blank, Wulf, Hoagenson, and Hoey, returning as a framework for this year’s team. A new conference was organized with the teachers colleges this year, so River Falls played a home and home scries with La Crosse, Eau Claire, and Scout. Superior did not enter because of the uncertainty of the Superior weather. Other contests were booked with St. Thomas, St. Cloud, Concordia and Minnesota State Prison at Stillwater. The Falcons were defeated in the first game of the season by St. Thomas College of St. Paul 6 to 3. River Falls failed to hold a two-run, first inning lead, as a result of Wulf’s homerun with Hoey on base. The Falcons were outhit six to nine, but left thirteen men stranded on the base paths. Blank worked the whole game for River Falls. In their first home game the Falcons easily put down Concordia Junior College 12 to 4. River Falls outhit the Comets twelve to five. Falcon pitchers, Peloquin, Gray, and Hermansen, struck out nineteen Comet batsmen in this contest. River Falls routed Eau Claire 13 to 2 in the first conference game of the season. Wilson, Bartz, and Trecker led the Falcon attack by collecting three hits apiece. Wulf hit a homcrun in the first inning. Peloquin, Blank, and Gray pitched for River Falls and allowed Eau Claire only four hits while the Falcons collected fifteen for themselves. 117 9 3 9 INTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES Under the extensive system of intramural athletics introduced by our new physical education director, Clifford Juedes, every man in college had a chance to participate in at least one sport. Mr. Juedes aroused much enthusiasm among the men and a high percentage of the students took advantage of opportunities afforded them to get in on some good exercise and to secure the other benefits derived from athletic competition. Interest was further stimulated throughout the season by competition for seven medals to be awarded to the men who had compiled the highest number of points at the close of the season according to a point system devised by Director Juedes. Points were awarded according to contestants’ individual standings in each activity and the standings of the team or doubles event of which he was a member. Captains of teams received ten points extra. First place in individual competition gained two hundred points for the contestant, while membership in a championship team or doubles team netted the contestant one hundred and one hundred and fifty points respectively. High point man at the close of the season was awarded a gold arc and the next two men were awarded a silver and a bronze arc. The three highest men were not eligible for bronze medals awarded to the high scorer of each class. The intramural program opened in the fall with the organization of a touch football league. Approximately a hundred men signed up for this sport and eight teams were organized. The championship was won by the Badger team, captained by Robert Rudesill. Competition was keen throughout the scheduled play and the players developed their skill in kicking, passing, and catching a football. The largest group of men was interested in playing basketball and over two-hundred men signed up for the contests to be run off during the winter months. Because of the large number of men playing, it was necessary for the twelve teams to be divided into two divisions of six teams each. At the end of the regular season the teams were divided into an upper and a lower bracket, according to their season’s record, and a tournament was played. The champions were the Panthers, led by Fred Dubbc. Other members of the squad were Junkman, Roberts, Wulf, Frokcr, Selvig, and Dykstra. Besides adding to the playing skill of the participants, the games brought these men together for good fellowship and developed good sportsmanship and a more thorough knowledge of basketball. A sport which had been neglected at River Falls was given some attention through a series of splash parties and a swimming decathlon. The events were held to increase the interest in swimming and to urge men to take more advantage of the sports our natatorium has to offer. Swimming is one sport that utilizes all the muscles of the body. This type of individual competition destroys the competitor’s fear of defeat and develops individual skills. In the decathlon John Schorta won the honors with Robert Ryder as runner-up. 118 CLIFFORD JUEDESE L E T E M A IV INTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES Botunc vras organized as an intramural sport this year with singles and team competition. Sixty men entered the individual matches and each man rolled twelve games at any free period during a six weeks period. The averages were compiled and Nels Sondcr-gaard was declared the winner with Merton Wulf runner-up. Four teams were organized and rolled three round robins with the finals resulting in a tic between Imbert Eslinger’s Slingcrs and Merc Wulf’s Wolves. The mental gymnasts had a chance to show their prowess in the straight elimination checker tourney which involved forty of these Men’s Union athletes. At the top of the list was Stanley Bcdnarczyk as the champion after defeating Norman Larson in the finals. The novice class badminton players took part in a round robin doubles tournament with fourteen teams participating. The contests gave a lot of men experience with the shuttlecock and racquet, which can be used later on in varsity competition. Champions were LeDuc and Allan Peterson with Pcloquin and Thompson a close second. Over a hundred men participated in the annual spring volleyball matches. Eight teams were organized and a round robin tournament was run off. The team captained by Lowell Bengston won first place. Competition among the ping pong players was very keen and both doubles and singles matches were conducted. Competitors were divided into experience classes and Dale Johnson, Arno Wesenberg, and Jerome Sobota won in their respective classes. Doubles matches were not completed in time to publish the results. The horse-shoe pitchers had a chance to exhibit their skill in a straight elimination tourney in which forty men competed. Interest this spring was highest among the kittcnball ranks and eight teams have been organized to play. Each team will play each other team twice and the champion will be decided by their final standing. A feature of the spring games was a decathlon, consisting of an individual track and field meet of ten events. The events in which each contestant competed were, the fifty, one-hundred, and two-hundred-twenty-yard dashes, shot put, broad jump, high jump, discus, hop-step-and-jump, and baseball throw for accuracy and for distance. The winners in the decathlon were presented with aw'ards. 119LARSON KING HENNEMAN CROSBY NICKERSON PRUCHA SCHMIDT SONDERGAARD TORGERSON NELSON DYKSTRA MINOR SPORTS Tennis and golf matches were scheduled to fill out the spring schedule. Matches were scheduled with St. Thomas, Concordia Junior College, St. Cloud, La Crosse, and Stout Institute. The tennis squad was composed of Stuart Larson, Crosby, King, and Nickerson. They opened the season with a 4 to 3 defeat by St. Thomas but won their second start from Concordia by a 6 to 0 score. The third contest resulted in a 3 to 3 tic with Eau Claire. The golfers lost their first match to St. Thomas by a 9 to 3 score. Marcel Nelson was low for the Falcons. Other members of the golf team arc Sondergaard, Prucha, Torger-son, Schmidt, and Dykstra. These men will receive awards at the close of the season and will be given a chance to compete in the State Tennis and Golf Tournament to be held in Eau Claire May 26. 120Wc omen1 9 3 9 Jensen Johnson Lovell Jorgensen THE WOMEN’S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OFFICERS LaVernia Jorgensen..........................President Bernice Lovell...........................Vice President June Johnson..................................Secret try Bernice Deiss.................................Treasurer Miss Branstad.................. Adviser MEMBERS Beatrice Batten Virginia Griffith Elaine Nugent Mildred Birkmose Phyllis Hawn Adele Olson Geneva Bleisner Helen Ingebretson Florence Owens Miriam Cairns La Verne Jensen Dorothy Parrish Phyllis Case June Johnson Margaret Parrish Joyce Chapman LaVernia Jorgensen Helen Pederson Joyce Chubb Delores Kramschuster Mary K. Prucha Bernice Deiss Doris Lindh Irene Raawe Ardyce Dixon Bernice Lovell Leona Rhodey Catherine Farrell Dorothy Lovell Alma Sumner Margaret Helen Farrell Eunice Manske Clarice Severson Vonnie Fcllrath Norma Marck Marion Saul Ethel Frawley Wilma Nelson Anita Norbcrg Adelaide Scheidc 122MELETEAN THE WOMEN’S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION One of the most active organizations on the campus is the W. A. A. All those who belong are proud to be members of this energetic body. Anyone will be admitted who wants to join; fifty points a year arc needed to keep one’s standing as an active member. The women’s sports program for the year is sponsored by the W. A. A. Among the organized sports are included hockey, hit-pin ball, basketball, volleyball, and baseball. In the individual sports one can find badminton, archery, tennis, ping-pong, and swimming. Several tournaments arc run to make competition more interesting. With such a wide variety of sports, every girl has a chance to participate in the sport she likes best. Sport heads, elected by the W. A. A., manage each sport during its season and arc under the supervision of Miss Branstad. On each Tuesday and Thursday organized sports have their meetings after four o’clock in the afternoon. At first the sessions are devoted to practice and fundamentals, but later colorful and exciting tournaments are held. When the tournament has been completed, an honor team is selected from the best players. Business meetings arc held on the fourth Monday of each month. Three awards are given in the organization. A W. A. A. membership pin can be attained when the member has two hundred fifty points to her credit. An "R” is given when a person has a total of five hundred points or more. When one has passed the Official Red Cross Life Saving test, she may receive a Red Cross Life Saving emblem. For the second time in two years Eau Claire took home the Falcon cup after winning the most points in a play day held between these two colleges. River Falls won the basketball game by a close score, but Eau Claire went on to win in volleyball, ping-pong, shufllcboard and deck tennis. Nevertheless, a most enjoyable day was spent, and it is hoped by members of both schools that this event will continue to be an annual one. The Falcon cup was donated by the River Falls W. A. A. and will be permanently kept by the school winning it three times. Throughout the entire school year the girls are busily trying to raise money for their annual camping trip at the Y. M. C. A. camp near Hudson. It takes place on a May week-end and gives the women an opportunity to spend a few days out-of-doors with ample time for all kinds of sports. Baseball, swimming, tennis, and boating, together with hikes, are major activities. This year the W. A. A. of Eau Claire camped with us, as they did last year. Their companionship and varied sport program makes this event a highlight. 123 MARY LOUISE BRANSTADParrish, Tromm, Johnson, Lovell, Chubb Cairns, Jorgensen, Rhodey, Birkmcsr, Detss Tromm, Jorgensen, Saul, Nugent Lynum. Parrish, Larson BASKETBALL Again as in past years, basketball proved itself the most popular game of athletic schedule. The girls eagerly look forward to it, and this year nearly fifty participated in the tournament. After a practice session of a few weeks, four captains were picked by Leona Rhodey, sport head. Joyce Chubb, Miriam Cairns, June Johnson, and Dorothy Parrish each cap tained a team. A round-robin tournament was played. After the first few weeks of play, Dorothy Parrish’s team gained a lead it never relinquished. June Johnson, Miriam Cairns and Joyce Chubb placed second, third and fourth respectively. All officiating for the games was handled by Miss Branstad and several of the girls. This gave the girls a better understanding of the game. The following honor team was chosen: Dorothy Parrish, LaVcmia Jorgensen, Mim Cairns, Bernice Dciss, June Johnson, Bernice Lovell, Leona Rhodey, Joyce Chubb, Milly Birkmosc, Marie Tromm. Those to receive honorable mention were: Marion Saul, Marion I. Johnson, Eleanor Stevenson, Neca Bleisner, Joyce Chapman, Eunice Manskc, Donna Lynum, Phyllis Case. HOCKEY A short out-of-door sport is hockey, which is played in the fall after the school term opens. Many girls report for the first few games, but soon the weather drives some inside. However, the girls who remained to the end of the year had much fun in the tournament which was held. Leona Rhodey and Milly Birkmosc were captains of the two teams which were picked after the fundamentals were learned and a few practice sessions had been held. At first the games were won first by one team and then the other, but toward the end Leona Rhodey’s team took three games straight to win the tournament. Because of the small number who came out, only a small honor team was chosen by Doris Lindh, sport head, and the captains. The members were: Milly Birkmose, LaVemia Jorgensen, Alma Sumner, Bernice Deiss, Leona Rhodey, Eunice Manske, Doris Lindh. 124BADMINTON A great deal of attention was again centered on this ever-growing, popular winter sport. Special classes and tournaments helped to gain interest from men as well as women. The following results show that instructional time was not spent in vain, for River Falls showed up well in anything that they entered. Before the all-college tournament that was held at the end of the season an all-school and open tournament was held. A large number of people entered both. In the all-school college tourney, Elmer Hehnkc won the men’s singles. La Verne Jensen and LaVemia Jorgensen won the women’s singles, while Elmer Hehnke and Robert Platte won in the men’s doubles. LaVernia Jorgensen also won in the women’s singles. In the mixed doubles, Mary K. Prucha and Stuart Larson carried off the honors. Again, in the open tournament, nearly the same people entered. However, this time Dr. Owens triumphed over Elmer Hehnke for the men’s singles crown. In the men’s doubles. Dr. Owens and Elmer Hehnke teamed together to win. Miss Louise Branstad and Mrs. Owens won the women’s doubles. In the mixed doubles. Dr. and Mrs. Owens were the winners. In the second annual intercollegiate badminton tourney, which was held April 1, River Falls competed against teams and players from Stevens Point, St. Olaf, and Augsburg. In men’s singles Elmer Hehnke successfully defended the title which he won last year. La Verne Jensen and LaVernia Jorgensen took the women’s doubles crown away from Leona Rhodey and Mary K. Prucha, winners of last year. At the Minnesota State Tournament, Miss Eunice Manske and Dr. Owens were defeated in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles. Dr. Owens and Elmer Hehnkc were defeated in the semi-finals of the men’s doubles. The Miss Louise Branstad and Elmer Hehnkc and Miss Manske-Miss Branstad teams were defeated in the early rounds of the matches they entered. Elmer Hehnke and Dr. Owens went to the Wisconsin State Tournament to defend the title they won last year; however, in the finals they were defeated. Norberg. Rockman. Lovell, Johnson. Raawc, Carbon. Cats Prucha. Lindh, Rhodey. Manske. Hawn Chubb, Sumner, Engcbrctson, Parrish, Jorgensen. Fdlraih Owens, BirkmoseH 1 9 3 9 •E PIN BALL Under the guidance of Mildred Birkmose, spore head for hit-pin ball, another successful season of this game was run off. This is the third year it has been played, and its ever increasing popularity shows a promise of its being on the sports calendar in succeeding years. The game is a combination of soccer and baseball played on an indoor diamond. Four teams were selected from the forty girls who reported at the first practice session by captains Marjorie Day, Adele Olson, Virginia Griffith, and Phyllis Case. These teams participated in a tournament which lasted for approximately seven weeks. Top honors were taken by the team captained by Virginia Griffith. Second place went to Adele Olson and Phyllis Case. Marjorie Day placed third. An honor team was picked by the sport head and captains and is made up of the following players: Adele Olson, Marjorie Day, Virginia Griffith, Phyllis Case, Leona Rhodey, Mildred Birkmose, LaVcmia Jorgensen, Bernice Deiss, Eunice Manske. ARCHERY A pleasant pastime for the individual is archery. It requires skill, concentration, and a good eye, but when one has mastered the technique he is constantly striving to better himself. Miss Branstad offers archery each year to those who are interested as well as making it a part of freshman physical education work. Those girls who do take advantage of this opportunity become ardent supporters of this game. It is one of the sports that can be continued after college, for it docs not require a team of nine or ten players. A bow and arrow and bulls-cyc will be sufficient. 126meletean JORGENSEN MANSKE TENNIS Each spring and fall the V. A. A. conducts a tennis tournament. These tournaments are often much delayed because of uncertain weather. LaVemia Jorgensen won the singles championship last spring; however, she lost it this fall to Eunice Manske. In the singles and doubles tournaments, which will be held late this spring, she will attempt for the last time to regain the title. BASEBALL Due to our late spring, the girls arc not able to spend as much time out-doors playing baseball as they would like. However, approximately six weeks are given over to this sport, and should the weather be unfavorable, they play indoors. This year, because of the large number who turned out, four teams were chosen to run off a round-robin tournament. The captains for these teams were Ann Beige, Marie Tromm, Elaine Nugent, and Marion Saul. Dorothy Parrish was the sport head for baseball. 127LaVERNIA JORGENSEN LaVernia Jorgensen, a member of this year’s graduating class from Frederic, Wisconsin, has made an outstanding record in women’s athletics during her college career. Not only has it been a wonderful athletic record, but also one of service to the Women’s Athletic Association. In her first six weeks in school as a freshman, Miss Jorgensen gained recognition by winning the women’s fall tennis tournament; she repeated this victory in the spring tennis tournament that same year. Another achievement in the racquet games was the winning of second place in badminton singles. Besides being a member of the hockey, basketball, volleyball, and softball teams, she captained a basketball team and gained places on the honor team in basketball, volleyball, and baseball. She climaxed the year by winning the school "R.” In her sophomore year her laurels were much the same, though in addition to winning both tennis tournaments she also won the badminton tournament. Once more she won places on all-sport honor teams, and in addition, served as basketball manager. As a junior, she again made the honor team in all sports, and won the spring tennis championship. Besides her participation in active sports, she served as vice-president for the W. A. A. Another award came her way in the form of the W. A. A. pin, for which one must have a minimum of 250 points. Her senior year. Miss Jorgensen had the honor of acting as W. A. A. president, an office which she executed with much thoughtfulness and thoroughness. She won the badminton singles title, and teamed with LaVcrne Jensen to win the women’s doubles title in the school and inter-collegiate tourneys. In spite of the pressure of senior duties, she managed to participate in all organized sports and gain a place on the honor teams. During her college career, she amassed a total of 2100 points, truly an outstanding record. Miss Jorgensen has done much for women’s athletics in this school, and it is with regret that her fellow-sportsmen see her graduate. 128H E 19 3 9 STRATTON SODERSTROM NYSTROM CROWLEY THE 1939 MELETEAN Senior Editor Charles H. Stratton Editor Norman Soderstrom Associate Editor Doris Nystrom Business Manager Glen Crowley Adviser Maud A. Latta 130 MAUD A. LATTAMELETEAN THE 1939 MELETEAN n Photography Werner Gleiter nmrea Lester Marquardt Athletics Lyle Mackie Vi Bu 1 Women's Athletics LaVernia Jorgensen py Classes Doris Nystrom Martha Hermansen mM «ri Organizations Howard Otis r Music and Dramatics xr-l -» 1 ■ M Niles Grunke ■ ■l - J Assistant Paul Prucha m MACKIE GLEITER JORGENSEN GRUNKE HERMANSEN OTIS MARQUARDT PRUCHA 131THE 1939 THE STUDENT VOICE Editor-in-Chicf Ivon Greene Niles Grunke Executive Editors Loell Larson Chauncey Meacham Sports Editor H. G. Jones Desk Editor Loell Larson Head Writer Clarence Stolt Niles Grunke Special Reporters Franklin Elliott Loell Larson Editorial Writers Howard Wert Chaunccy Meacham Clarence Stole Lois Webb Lee Foley Phyllis Case Feature Wliters Dolores Kramschuster Book Reviews Shirley Swann Lucille Kane Faculty Adviser Walker D. Wyman 132 WALKER D. WYMANM E L E T News Carl Miller Fred Whitemarsh Keith Wurtz Florence Schmitt Madelyn Lyon Adelaide Hill Lucille Kane Howard Otis Writers Betty Lou Stanley Richard Yanisch Norbert Snider Dorothy Larson Howard Wert Leonard Morley Jeanne Susan Geere Mary Katharine Prucha Copy and Proof Readers Silver Star La Ra Maralee Ahlgren Ester Jensen Marcus Koosmann Columnists Clarence Stolt Robert Hoagenson Marshall Johnston Phillip Dykstra Eunice Manske Lyle Mackie Sports Lee Foley Robert Platte Robert Hoey Business Manager Dorothy House Business Staff Lloyd Yanisch Keith Wurtz Ulrich Bents Photographer Werner Gleiter 133 E A GREENE MEACHAM LARSON JONES HOUSE GLEITERTHE STUDENT DIRECTORY Editors Charles H. Stratton Norman Soderstrom Doris Nystrom Business Manager Glen CrowleyA CAPPELLA CHORUS PERSONNEL Marvin D. Geere............................Director Lois Webb...............................Accompanist Sopranos Winifred MacLennan Frona Nelson Loretta Curt Bette Campbell Ruth Phillips Harriet Campbell Tenors Ross Jesse Russell Aamodt Paul Somscn Robert Kcttclkamp Leo Kelly Gordon Howe Hilbert Jones Altos Adelaide Hill Shirley Swann Ruth Moen Virginia Griffith Marion Johnson Lcvellia Monickcn Audrey Doolittle Basses Gene Egan Dwight Wcidcman Clifford Hcrmanson Harry Aamodt Bruce Erickson Berton Swan Walter Steneman MARVIN D. GEEREMELETEAN Monickcn, Campbell, Aamodt, Steneman, Jesse, Grillith, Webb Nelson, Campbell, MacLennan, Campbell, Kirkpatrick QUARTETS-CONCERT COMPANY PERSONNEL Marvin D. Geere..................Director Harriet Campbell 1 Lois Webb ...............Accompanists Marian Kirkpatrick ) Soloists Bette Campbell.....................................Soprano Frona Nelson.......................................Soprano Gene Egan.........................................Baritone Marian Kirkpatrick.................................Pianist Donna Campbell.....................................Cellist Women’s Quartet Winnifrcd MacLennan...................................... . .Soprano Harriet Campbell.....................................Second Soprano Virginia Griffith.....................................First Alto Shirley Swann........................................Second Alto Men’s Quartet Ross Jesse.......................... Russell Aamodt...................... Gene Egan........................... Walter Steneman..................... . .First Tenor Second Tenor . . . First Bass . .Second Bass Sopranos Winnifrcd MacLennan Bette Campbell Frona Nelson Double-Mixed Quartet Altos Shirley Swann Levellia Monickcn Virginia Griffith Tenors Ross Jesse Russell Aamodt Basses Gene Egan Walter Steneman 137E 19 3 9 Lynum, Kriimcr. NyStrom B. Lovell Bergemann, Bcndix Fdlrach, D. Jacobson Ostcrland, V. Zeilinger, A. Jacobson, Kelly McElmurry, J. Christensen, Cullen, Sampson, Graves Danielson. M. Parrish, Peterson, Tromm, Griffith, Bleisner, Engebretson, Sumner, D. Lovell Parent, Ericson, Schieven, Vick, Borowski, F. Zeilinger, D. Christenson, Nelson, D. Parrish, Smith, Larson Allen, Miller, Lyons, Olson, Kirkpatrick, Sebion. Chappcllc. Elliot WOMEN’S CHORUS PERSONNEL Cara Amelia Wharton......... Ruth Sampson.............. Virginia Smith.............. Frona Nelson................ Frances Kelly............... Elm a Chappelle............ Marian Kirkpatrick............ ..............Director . .First Term President Second Term President . . .Secretory Treasurer . .First Term IJbrarian Second Term Librarian ..........Accompanist Marguerite Allen Verna Annett Marie Ericson Audrey Graves Ruth Hanson Vera Klimpcr Bernice Lovell Mary Adele Lyons Berdeena Miller Eileen McElmurry First Sopranos Frona Nelson Doris Nystrom Evelyn Often Violet Person Dorothy Parish Margaret Parish Grace Sebion Dola Schwartz Ruth Sampson CARA WHARTON Second Sopranos Rachel Aldrich Ames Doris Christenson Wilma Borowski Geneva Bleisner Eileen Bergemann Margaret Bcndix Jean Christensen Agnes Jacobson Frances Kelly Julia Bergstrahl Elma Chappcllc Lorraine Cullen Helen Engebretson Dorothy Elliot Vonnic Fell rath First Altos Florence Krismcr Dorothy Lovell Donna Lynum Second Altos Corrine Danielson Virginia Griffith Dorothc Thompson Mary John Shuel Meta Vick Marie Tromm Virginia Zeilinger Frances Zeilinger Martha Harding Marion Kirkpatrick Della Jacobson Alice Olson Ruth Peterson Florence Ostcrland Catherine Rcagcn Alma Sumner Camilla Parent Virginia Smith 138MELETEAN CONCERT On February 27 Miss Wharton directed the Women’s Chorus in a varied concert in the College Auditorium. As the curtains were drawn, colored lights were thrown upon the singers, suggesting moonlight and giving the proper atmosphere to the songs. A special feature was the singing and dancing of "Sweethearts” by Frona Nelson and John Lowe. Three piano solos were played, and an octet sang a medley of Herbert songs. The climax of the evening was the singing of "Espana,” a Spanish dance by the chorus with Frances and Virginia Zeilinger, Alice Olson, Doris Christenson, Joyce Chapman and Joyce Chubb dancing in Spanish costumes. Marion Kirkpatrick was the accompanist. KIRKPATRICK JOHNSON 139THE 1939 THE CONCERT BAND PERSONNEL B. J. ROZEHNAL. . . Carl Miller.... Gene Egan...... Myron Grosskopp John Harrison .. William Mills. .. ..........Conductor .. .Student Manager . .Assistant Manager . .Assistant Manager . .Assistant Manager . .Assistant Manager Cornets Leslie Paulson Carl Miller Robert Ost Wayne Glaus Harold Goetkin Alma Sumner Clarinets John Claire Marshall Johnston George Roberts Edward Sirck Melvin Hanson Frank Stary Dorothy Heller June Johnson Flutes John Milbrath June Campbell Piccolo Apolinary Karasch Alto Clarinet Imbcrt Eslinger Bass Clarinet Dwight Weidcman Oboe Neil Jacobson Bassoon Gene Egan Howard Wilcox French Horns Floyd Henrickson Melvin Rydberg Bernice Deiss Lucille Kane Alto Saxophones Marshall Ward Anna Mae Macdowell Tenor Saxophone Myron Grosskopp Baritones Ruth Milbrath Willard Lane Audrey Doolittle Robert Anderson T rombones Harold Fjeseth Reuben Hermanson Wayne Swesey Ray Sobottka Bass Leo Foley Arthur Palm Lyle Nelson Drums Marshall Wilcox William Mills Tommy Kliszcz B. J. ROZEHNAL 140meletean THE MARCHING BAND PERSONNEL B. J. Rozehnal............. William Mills.............. Paul Prucha................ George Mullin.............. Burr Wiger................. ..............Director ......Field Officer ..........Drum Major Twirling Drum Major Twirling Drum Major Cornets Glenn Brigham Earl Waughtal Harold Goctkin Wayne Glaus Leslie Paulson Floyd Svec Dean Wessels Warren Hanson Carl Miller Albert Zahradka John Symes Walter Stamstcad Roger Winans Warren Bush Jerome Sabota Erwin Zielke Melvin Rydberg Clarinets John Claire Marshall Johnston Edward Sirck Melvin Hanson George Roberts Ernest Gilberts Roy Jacobson Charles Phillips Myron Grosskopp Alto Clarinet Dwight Weidcman Alto Saxophone Marshall Ward Tenor Saxophone Gene Egan T rom hones Stanley Doolittle Harold Fjeseth Wayne Swcscy Reuben Hcrmanson John Birkel Howard Norlandcr Herbert Nelson Walter Stcncman Ray Sobottka Horns Floyd Henrickson Paul Henncman Baritones Willard Lane Robert Anderson Glendon Marks Bass Lee Foley Arthur Palm Lyle Nelson John Williams Arthur Gilberts Drums Marshall Wilcox Chauncey Meacham William Krause Neil Jacobson William Mills Roger Davis. Tommy Kliszcz Stanley Atkinson Piccolo Apolinary Karasch Glockenspiel Howard Wilcox 41THE COLLEGE ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL B. J. Rozehnal....................Director Violins Harriet Campbell Jenny Lindh Audrey Nelson Loretta Curt Robert Anderson Margaret Bcndix Clarence Hoyt Shirley Mueller Dorothy Heller Mildred Hillcstad Barbara Gorres Marjorie Thomson Dorothy Lovell Erwin Zielkc Dwight Weideman Arthur Palm Violas Joyce Chapman James Flathe Cellos Donna Campbell Kathryn Rusk Margaret Johnson Bernice Lovell Bass Paul Prucha Lee Foley Flutes June Campbell Rochelle Devine Oboe Neil Jacobson Clarinets John Claire Marshall Johnston Alto Clarinet Imbert Eslinger T rum pets Carl Miller Roger Winans T rombone Reuben Hermanson French Horns Melvin Rydberg Lucille Kane Drums Marshall Wilcox Lois Webb Bassoon Gene EganvteniLd lPta.ma.tlciLARSON HICKCOX LUCENTE OSBORNE McDermott JACKMAN E November 4 January 13-14 January 13 January 17 January 18 January 19 January 21 February 2, 3,4 February 13 February 14 February 15 February 17-18 February 18 February 21 February 22 February 25 Feb. 27, 28, Mar. 1 „ March 18 March 21 1 9 3 9 DEBATE 1938-1939 SCHEDULE Oxford University.......................Here Normal, Illinois, Tournament...........There St. Olaf...............................There St. Olaf...............................There Hamline ...............................There St. Thomas and St. Catherine’s.........There Eau Claire Tournament..................There Red River Valley Tournament. . Moorhead, Minn. St. Thomas............................. Here Hamline.................................Here Macalester.............................There Whitewater Tournament..................There Eau Claire.............................There Augsburg............................... Here Macalester .............................Here Eau Claire..............................Here Northwest Tourney. . .............St. Thomas "B” Tournament..........................Here St. Thomas............................Hudson SPEECH Representative February 18 Whitewater Discussion Contest..............................Loell Larson April 12 Pi Kappa Provincial, St. Olaf’s Extempore Speaking...............................Margaret McDermott Extempore Speaking......................................Loell Larson After-Dinner Speaking..................................Andrew Osborne April 21 Peace Oratorical Contest, Beloit...........................Albert Zahradka April 29 Eau Clair Invitational Speech Meet Dramatic Reading............... Extempore Speaking............. Poetry Reading................. Interpretative Reading......... Original Oratory............... Dramatic Oratory............... Humorous Declamation........... Andrew Osborne . .. .Loell Larson .. Ruth Peterson . .Ruth Peterson .Orville Iverson . .Verna Annett . . . Adelaide Hill 144MELETEAN DEBATE The 1938-1939 debate season included 134 debates with 48 colleges from nine states and an international debate. Dr. Wyman’s progressive policy of permitting the greatest number to take part in intercollegiate debates, rather than to concentrate on the training of a few, made it possible for sixteen students to represent River Falls throughout the season. In spite of the fact that many of the debaters were inexperienced, over half of the decision debates were won. The season was begun November 4, 1938, when Osborne and Larson upheld the traditions of the school in the battle of wits with the gentlemen from King’s College, Oxford University, England, on the question of collective security in the United States. Work on the Pi Kappa Delta question—Resolved: That the United States should cease to use public funds for the purpose of stimulating business—or "pump-priming” as it was more popularly known, was begun soon afterward. A number of practice debates were held, but the first real clash of the season came in January when the Osborne-Larson and Jackman-Lucente teams, accompanied by Dr. Wyman, journeyed to Normal, Illinois, for the invitational tournament held there. Both teams outranked their opponents in 4 out of 5 debates. Debates were held with St. Olaf, Hamline, St. Catherine and St. Thomas. The annual Eau Claire tourney took place January 21. Five teams were entered: Annett-MeDermott, Prucha-Hickcox, Wilkins-Vig, Prucha-Chapman, and Jackman-Lucente. Two women’s teams, Hill-McDermott and Prucha-Hickcox, and two men’s teams, Jackman-Lucente and Osborne-Larson, made the trip to Fargo-Moorhead on February 2, 3, and 4 for the Red River Valley tournament. The Osborne-Larson combination lost only one of six debates in that tourney. Larson ranked second out of 140 debaters from 28 colleges and universities. McDermott and Hickcox also received high rankings. On the 17th and 18th of February, Miss Loeb accompanied the Hickcox-McDermott and Osborne-Larson teams to the Whitewater tournament. Larson brought home a medal from the discussion contest which was held at the same time. While that group was in Whitewater the Wurtz-Vig, Prucha-Chapman, and Prucha-Annett teams took a trip to Eau Claire and spent all day Saturday in competition with Eau Claire teams. Augsburg and Macalestcr came here on the 21st and 22nd, and on the 25th Eau Claire came here for a return meet. The Northwest Tournament was held in St. Paul on February 27, 28, and March 1. Hickcox and McDermott were entered in the women’s division at St. Catherine’s College, and Jackman and Lucente, Osborne and Larson in the men’s division at St. Thomas. There were only five teams left out of more than 150 when Osborne and Larson were defeated at the end of the eighth round. WALKER D. WYMAN HELEN. LOEB 145Those debaters who had not entered the Northwest Tournament took part in the annual "B” tournament held here at River Falls on March 18. Nine colleges took part. Honors went to St. Thomas, River Falls being tied for third place. Meacham, Stolt, Prucha, Wurtz, Mary K. Prucha, Hill, and Annett took part. Veteran debaters acted as judges. Osborne and Larson took part in a post-season debate with St. Thomas before the Hudson Women’s Club on March 21st. Hickcox, Hill, McDermott, Prucha, Vig, and Larson will be graduated this June. Locll Larson, President of Pi Kappa Delta, closes this year a very successful collegiate speech career. He has been a member of the varsity debate teams for four years, during which time his teams have made a very creditable showing. In addition, he represented this province in the Senate of the Pi Kappa Delta National Convention last year, and has participated in numerous discussion and extempore contests. Loell will be keenly missed by his colleagues. PROVINCIAL SPEECH CONTEST Miss loeb and dr. wyman, together with Margaret McDermott and Loell Larson, our entries in the Extempore Contest, and Andrew Osborne, our entry in the After-Dinner Speaking Contest, represented the Wisconsin Delta Chapter of the Pi Kappa National Forensic Fraternity at the bi-annual provincial speech contest in Northficld at which St. Olaf’s was host. Osborne won second place in competition with entries from eight colleges from three states. SPEECH ACTIVITIES Albert zahradka placed fourth in the Peace Oratorical Contest at Beloit on April 21. At the Eau Claire Invitational Speech Meet Andrew "Jack” Osborne took first place in Dramatic Reading with his interpretation of "The Short Cut” by Eugene O'Neill, Loell Larson won second place in Extempore Speaking, and Ruth Peterson won second in Poetry Reading. Orville Iverson placed third in Original Oratory. Ruth was also entered in Interpretative Reading, Verna Annett in Dramatic Oratory, and Adelaide Hill in Humorous Declamation. 146M E L E X Linon, Osborne. Hickcox, Ronnigen, Glcitcr PI KAPPA DELTA Membership is granted in the Pi Kappa Delta in four degrees according to the forensic activity of the applicant. These are the degree of Fraternity, degree of Proficiency. degree of Honor, and degree of Special Distinction. Four new members were added to the organization this year. DEGREE OF FRATERNITY Jeanne Myron Thomas Ronnigen William Harris DEGREE OF PROFICIENCY Werner Gleiter Helen Hickcox Gordon Jackman Martin Lucentc Peter Vig DEGREE OF HONOR James Wcbert Lawrence Ghcrty Joyce Leonard DEGREE OF SPECIAL DISTINCTION Daniel Dykstra Roman Zorn Frank Sirianni Margaret McDermott Marion Hawkins Loell Larson Rolf Ordal Jack Osborne HONORARY MEMBERS J. H. Ames Dr. Justin D. Williams COACHES 147 Dr. Walker D. Wyman Miss Helen LocbE 1 9 3 9 H Bradley’ Lowe Doolittle Vert THE COLLEGE MASQUERS OFFICERS John Bradley .... John Lowe........ Audrey Doolittle Howard Wert...... Miss Schlosser .....President Vice-President .....Secretary .... 7 reasurer . .Adviser MEMBERS Norman Adcrhold Lcnorc Anderson Mary Anderson Harriecte Anderson John Bradley Joyce Beardsley Betty Boardman Harriet Campbell Bette Campbell Audrey Doolittle Niles Grunkc Virginia Griffith Betty. Jane Hogue Phyllis Hawn Harry Healy Paul Henneman Martin Lucente John Lowe Marlys Lowe Cyril Lyons Willard Lane Eileen McElmurry Leonard Morley Doris Nystrom Jack Osborne Ruth Peterson Robert Platte Ruth Phillips Norman Soderstrom Fredric Sweger Muriel Taylor Howard Wert Nevin White Marshall Wilcox Albert Zahradka 148M E L E T E A X THE COLLEGE MASQUERS The aim of the college masquers is to give its members an opportunity to keep in touch with contemporary drama, to appreciate and understand the better plays, and in every way possible to develop dramatic interest on the campus. In the past, membership has been granted in a number of different ways. These have included an apprenticeship method, voluntary "tryouts” in which candidates were asked to read certain parts of plays, and pantomimes demonstrating acting ability and facial expression. Those desiring membership were judged by the Board of Admissions, five Masquers appointed by the president. This year all people desiring admittance were asked to fill out a questionnaire giving all information about their past dramatic work. The questionnaire was looked over by the Board of Admissions, and suitable short plays were assigned. The new members were selected on the basis of their performance. The principal interest and work of the organization is, of course, the presentation of plays. Every member of the organization is called upon to assist in production in some manner, either by acting, staging, lighting, gathering properties, make-up, or other details. This year the Masquers chose for their annual three act play a hilarious comedy written by Will Evans and Valentine, which was presented under the direction of Miss Nolle L. Schlosser. Also, during the year a number of one act plays were directed by student members. Travelers, coached by Lenorc Anderson, was presented as an assembly program. Four one act plays for public performance were coached by Masquer members who had been appointed by the president. John Lowe directed Moonshine, Howard Wert coached Sweethearts, Harriette Anderson directed Oatmeal, and Robert Platte produced the play Bills. At one of the first meetings of the year the new members presented two plays under the guidance of Norman Adcrhold. The Masquers also take part in other activities of the college. There is always a Masquers' float and stunt for Homecoming. This year Muriel Taylor headed the float committee, and Ruth Phillips was in charge of the stunt. The principal social event of the year was the Masquers' formal which was held in the North Hall gymnasium March 11. The decorations followed the theme of the Kentucky derby. Pennants decorated the walls and ceiling, and a white fence encircled the floor. At the end of the school year the two Masquers having the most outstanding records for their junior and senior years are awarded an emblem at the Recognition Assembly. The final meeting of the year is in the form of a banquet, at which time the officers for the ensuing year are elected. 149 NELLE L SCHLOSSERTONS OF MONEY BY WILL EVANS AND VALENTINE CAST Sprules, a butler...................................................Harry Hcaly Simpson, a maid.....................................................Muriel Taylor Miss Mullett....................................................Betty Jane Hogue Louise Allington....................................................Ruth Phillips Aubrey Henry Maitland Allington.....................................Willard Lane Giles, a gardener................................................ Albert Zahradka James Chesterton, a solicitor.......................................Robert Platte Jean Everard........................................................Ruth Peterson Henery..............................................................Niles Grunke George Maitland.....................................................John Bradley PRODUCTION STAFF Director......................................................................Miss Schlosser Assistant Director........................................................Virginia Griffith Stage Manager and Assistants.................................................. ...............Frcdric Sweger, Niles Grunke, Leonard Morley, Norman Aderhold Properties............................................................. . . Mary Anderson, Marlys Lowe, Lcnorc Anderson, Howard Wert, Paul Hcnneman Advertising...........John Bradley, Norman Soderstrom, Ncvin White, Martin Lucente Music under the direction of Professor RozchnalFOUR ONE ACT PLAYS PRESENTED BY THE MASQUERS Sweethearts STAGED BY HOWARD WERT Cast Mr. Gilby.............................Niles D. Grunke Mrs. Gilby.... .........................Joyce Beardsley Janet.................................Betty Jane Hogue Fred Frazer........................... Howard Wert Mrs. Frazer...................... .Harriet Anderson Moonshine STAGED BY JOHN LOWE Cast Jim Dunn..........................................Nevin White Luke.............................................Albert Zahradka Bills STAGED BY ROBERT PLATTE Cast f Willard Lane Mr. Jones......................... ■{ Betty Boardman I Fredric Sweger Oat Meal STAGED BY HARRIETTE ANDERSON Cast Dr. Larry Kent.....................................Paul Henneman Mrs. Kent...............................Ruth Phillips Mr. John Hastings................................Norman Soderstrom Miss Hetty Hastings.....................Marlys Lowe Dinny Regan.....................................Leonard Morley Joe.....................................Willard Lane Mrs. Wharton.......................................Ruth Peterson COMMITTEES Mrs. Wharton.......................................Ruth Peterson Staging...................Howard Wert, Robert Platte Properties...........Leonard Morley, Martin Lucente Tickets..............................Norman Adcrhold Advertising..........Niles Grunke, Norman Soderstrom 151THE TRAVELERS BY BOOTH TARKINGTON CAST Mr. Roberts........................................ Mrs. Roberts....................................... Jessie Roberts..................................... Courier............................................ Chauffer........................................... Mrs. Slidell....................................... Freddie Slidell.................................... Lugi............................................... Maria.............................................. Sal vedore......................................... The Man in the Doorway............................. .....Niles D. Grunke ......Joyce Beardsley .....Virginia Griffith ......Martin Lucerne .........Cyril Lyons ......Doris Nystrom .....Marshall Wilcox ......Leonard Morley . . . .Eileen McElmurry .........John Bradley ......Paul Henneman PRODUCTION STAFF Director.................................................................Lenore Anderson Stage Manager..............................................................Frederic Sweger Electricity and Sound Effects................................................Robert Platte Properties...............Norman Aderhold, Harriette Anderson, John Lowe, Harry Healy FACULTY PLAYS 152Luccmc, Jones, Lowe, Christianson, LePage, Moen, Baker, S. Larson, L. Larson, Rivard, Ronningen THE STUDENT SENATE OFFICERS Edwin Baker................. Loell Larson................ Stuart Larson............... Ruth Moen................... .... President Vice-President . . . .Secretary ... .Treasurer Edwin Baker John Christianson Hilbert Jones Loell Larson Stuart Larson Mildred LePage MEMBERS John Lowe Martin Lucente Ruth Moen Gilbert Rivard Thomas Ronningen Fred Whitemarsh 154M E L E T E A X THE STUDENT SENATE The student senate was organized as a student governing agency to promote the best interests of the college. The organization is composed of eleven members, seven of whom are elected by the students at large while the other four positions are filled by the class presidents. The constitution sets the election at not later than the second week in May. While still a comparatively young organization, the Senate has shouldered many responsibilities. The first work of the Senate is to elect editors of the Student Voice and the Meletean, after recommendations are made by the advisers. Dr. Walker D. Wyman and Miss Maud Latta. An important Senate committee is the Organization Committee whose work is to formulate a schedule of meetings for organizations to reduce to a minimum the conflict in dates for students who are members of more than one organization. A Party Committee of eight members selected by the Senate, two from each class, arranges for school parties and social events. The Senate has one representative on this committee, and since the Senate controls the finances, the treasurer of the Senate works with the Party Committee in order to adjust the program to the finances. This student governing agency also performs an important function through the Auditing Committee, which instituted a uniform system of accounting, valuable in facilitating easy checking by the committee. The Senate also provides student representation on the Assembly Committee. Nominees for Homecoming Queen and Homecoming Chairman are selected and submitted to the student body. The Homecoming Chairman works in close connection with the Senate in making the arrangements for Homecoming. This body also selected a committee which promoted the Ice Carnival. In the interests of freshman orientation, the Senate provides for the publication of a handbook supplying valuable information in regard to rules and regulations. The Student Faculty Relations Committee, a new body, is composed of six Student Senators and five faculty members. Its purpose is to improve relations between the students and the faculty. By inviting all students to attend its meetings and by the use of plebiscites, the Senate strives to promote the best interests of the student body. 155 1 9 3 9 E Gustafson Stratton Prucha THE HONOR SOCIETY OFFICERS Mary Katharine Prucha......................President Charles Stratton .....................Vice-President Marjorie Gustafson...............Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. Eide............................Adviser Gold “R” M. Elizabeth Boardman English Mildred M. LePagc . . Science John W. Christianson. Agriculture Jenny E. Lindh Elementary Education William Glen Crowley History Margaret M. McDermott. . Mathematics G. Henning Erickson History Ruth Mary Phillips . .. English Helen M. Hickcox History Mary Katharine Prucha . . .Science Frances S. Karkula . . Science Charles H. Stratton .. .Science Peter C. Vig Science Silver “R” Duane Anderson Florence Freier Marcus Koosman Arthur Pynnoncn Harriettc Anderson Harold Fjcscth Dolores Kramschuster Myron Robinson Kenneth Anderson Warren Gates Eugene Laurent Charles Rohr Lcnorc Anderson Oliver Glanzman Mildred LePagc Thomas Ronningen Delphine Armbrustcr Ivon Greene Helen Lind Robert Rudcsill Margaret Bendix Niles Grunke Jenny Lindh Melvin Rydberg Ulrich Bents Marjorie Gustafson Martin Lucente Adelaide Scheide Betty Boardman Elmer Hehnke Donna Lynum Florence Schmitt Mildred Boles Reuben Hcrmanson Eunice Manske John Schorta Joseph Burger Helen Hickcox Harold Mattison Lucille Sommers Mauritz Carlson Mildred Hillcstad Carl Miller Charles Stratton Adelaide Christenson Marian Holier Ruth Moen Paul Somscn John Christianson Robert Hocy Margaret Nelson Bert on Swan Glen Crowley Ross Jesse Nolen Niccum Hiram Thompson Harold Diermeir Dale Johnson Doris Nystrom Merton Timmerman Harold Doornink Margaret Johnson Andrew Osborne Shirley Walker Franklin Elliott Hilbert Jones Howard Otis David Wicken G Henning Erickson Lucille Kane Ruth Phillips Fred Whitemarsh Bruce Erickson Frances Kelly Mary Katharine Prucha Richard Yanisch Margaret Erickson Frances Karkula Paul Prucha 156MELETEAN THE HONOR SOCIETY The honor society is made up of those students who have made high records in scholarship. In order to be eligible one must receive two and one-half honor points per credit hour for one term or more. There are approximately seventy members in the organization. A small silver "R,” the emblem of the organization, may be worn by students after they have had their name on the honor roll for at least one term. Upon graduation a gold "R” is awarded to those who have two and one-fourth honor points per credit hour and have no grade below "C.” Since the membership of the group is of such a diverse nature, the Honor Society functions mainly as a social organization. Monthly meetings consist of parties or other activities held for the enjoyment of the members. Members of the group acting in committees plan and put on the parties. Early in the fall a small but congenial group had dessert in the park as an initial get-together. Games of all sorts make up the parties; this year Chinese checkers was taken up with enthusiasm. St. Patrick’s day was duly commemorated by kissing the blarney stone, rolling potatoes, and blowing soap bubbles. In the spring a scavenger hunt was held. The groups spent a pleasant evening hunting for live frogs, boxelder bugs, and other items common to scavenger hunts. Several informal teas were held to welcome new members at the beginning of the new terms. The final meeting of each year is a picnic; this year the picnic was given for the Seniors by the rest of the members. To keep up with the good record established when the Honor Society won the student assembly program prize in 1938, the organization this year did its part to entertain the student body. Under the direction of Eugene Laurent, a type of "Information Please” was conducted. Questions solicited from the student body were propounded to Drs. Wyman, Kcttclkamp, and Owens. When they couldn't answer, the student submitting the question was paid twenty-five cents. Much interest was aroused by some of the questions, which caused discussion and search for verification of answers. At Homecoming a group of students under the direction of Betty Boardman planned and put on a stunt for the mass meeting. All activities of the Honor Society are planned to foster a feeling of friendship among the members and to give each person a chance to work with others. 157 MARGARET CHAPMAN EIDEMatiison, Ronningcn, Torgcrson, Thompson, Glcitcr, Schlomann, Bergstrom Elliott, Stencm.ui. Baker, Whitemarsh, Laurent, Hermanson, Soderstrom THE YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OFFICERS Franklin Elliott.....................President Eugene Laurent..................Vice-President Fred Whitemarsh..................... Secretary Edwin Bergstrom......... ............Treasurer Mr. Jacobson......................Adviser Eugene Laurent. . . . Fred Whitemarsh. . . Edwin Bergstrom. . . Walter Stencman. . . Harold Mattison. . . . Edwin Baker Reuben Hermanson Robert Schlomann. . Thenard Torgcrson . Hiram Thompson. . . Thomas Ronningcn. Clifford Hermanson. Norman Sodcrstrom. CABINET ..............................Program Department ...........................Membership Department .............................Finance Department ................................Music Department Departments of Campus Service and Social Activities .............Department of Freshman Orientation ................Department of Religious Resources .................................Hi-Y Department ............................Education Department .......................Department of Discussions ...........................Deputation Department .........Departments of Dramatics and Advertising 158THE YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION For the river palls student y. m. c. a. the year 1939 marks the beginning of the second twenty-five years of existence. The twenty-fifth anniversary was celebrated at a banquet on May 1, and at that time the cabinet for next year was installed. Beginning in 1914 with a membership of 35 men, the Association has grown to its present size of 142 members who work in sixteen departments directed by cabinet members. In the twenty-five years the organization has had but two advisers, Professor J. I. Malott, who assisted with the founding and continued as sponsor until Professor J. P. Jacobson was elected in 1920. The work of the "Y" for the year 1938-1939 began with freshman orientation activities sponsored in cooperation with the Y. W. C. A. Among these events were the annual freshman mixer and a new project, the freshman breakfast. Another innovation this year is the publication of the "Y Alumnus.” Two issues have been sent to the one hundred and fifty cabinet alumni who are scattered from Boston, Massachusscts, to the University of Nanking in China. Other new contributions to campus life were the organizing of the Photography Club and the introducing of folk dancing to the campus. Continuing to gain recognition for leadership in the exchange of usable ideas among Y Associations, the YM cooperated with the YW in displaying the program exhibit and planning the program exchange hour at Camp Ihduhapi and will direct the Program Workshop at the Lake Geneva Conference in June. The regular Monday evening programs provided education, entertainment, and a friendly, inspirational atmosphere for the lay membership. And such projects as the construction of the float for the Homecoming queen gave them opportunities to find fellowship in working together. Discussions in the February Series and the junior cabinet breakfasts provided them a chance to express their views and form opinions on a rational basis. Various cabinet departments also directed other activities. The Deputation Department with the aid of the "Y Singers” and several dramatic groups furnished programs for a number of P. T. A. and church groups in nearby communities. The twenty-second annual Stag Party was among the Social Department's projects. Organized by the Sports Department the Y. M. C. A. basketball team exchanged games with the Stout Y team. This department likewise sponsored an all-school skating party. The Dramatics Department produced Bothan , a Christmas play, which was presented as a part of one of the three worship services conducted by the Department of Religious Resources. The Hi-Y Department sponsored a Junior Hi-Y in the training school. Through these activities the Y. M. C. A. has tried to accomplish its purpose of providing opportunity for the development of Christian personality and of influencing thinking toward a Christian solution of the problems of living. JAMES P. JACOBSONH E 19 3 9 LcPagc, Hogue. Severson, Lindh, Anderson, Annett, Boardman, Boles, Smith, Odell, Lorentson THE YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION CABINET Mildred Le Page............. Betty Jane Hogue........... Helen Lorentson............. Joyce Odell................. Virginia Smith Jenny Lindh Mildred Boles Betty Boardman Miss Hathorn...................Adviser ........President . .. Vice-President ........Secretary ........T reasurer Mary Anderson Verna Annett Dorothy Severson 160MEL ETEAN THE YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION The Local Y. W. C. A. is a Branch of the national Y. W. C. A. and is affiliated with the World Student Christian Federation. This organization aims toward promoting a fuller and more creative life for the girls of the campus and toward helping them build a character and personality well adjusted to college life. The Y. W. C. A. is governed by a cabinet which consists of the four officers and from eight to ten chairmen who direct the various activities of the program. The cabinet is assisted by an advisory board of three members, each serving for a term of three years, one being elected each year. The present members arc Mrs. Justin Williams, chairman, Miss Mable Bridges, and Mrs. Jesse Symes. Mrs. John Knapp will replace Mrs. Symes next year. Miss Irma Hathorn is the faculty adviser. The regular Monday night meetings of the "Y” have been devoted to programs and projects, including talks, musical programs, a style show, and social meetings. Among the outstanding programs are the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter worship services, held jointly with the Y. M. C. A. and open to the public. Perhaps one of the biggest projects of the year is the work with the freshmen which begins the very first night of school with a freshman mixer. At that time a campus sister is found for every freshman girl. This campus sister helps her find her classes, meet friends, become familiar with the town and college, and above all keep her from getting homesick. A little later the Big and Little Sister Tea is sponsored, at which various faculty women are present. The outstanding social event sponsored by the "Y” is the annual Puff-Pant Prom, to which half the girls come dressed in formats, accompanied by the other half who are dressed in men’s suits. This year a record group attended the Ihduhapi area conference at Lake Independence, Minnesota, at which were Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. delegates from several colleges of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Other conferences were also attended. Verna Annett and Mildred Lc Page attended the fall area meeting held at the University of Minnesota, at which they heard and met Mrs. John B. Kelso, vice-president of the national board. Mildred Boles, Mary Anderson, and Betty Jane Hogue attended the Ihduhapi planning conference held at the University of Minnesota in March, and Jenny Lindh attended the N. I. C. C. conference at Chicago during the Christmas holidays. The Geneva Conference held annually at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, is the high point of Y. W. experience. This year the "Y” has been building up its revolving Geneva fund to enable more girls to go by lending them money to be repaid within two years after they graduate. 161 IRMA HATHORNH E 19 3 9 Jesse Bents Wicken Birkmosc THE MATHEMATICS CLUB OFFICERS Ulrich Bents......................President David Wicken......................Secretary Mrs. Eide.....................Adviser Stanley Atkinson Bruno Berklund Ulrich Bents Mildred Birkmosc Theodore Brandt Reuben Hcrmanson Gordon Howe Mildred Hillestad Neil Jacobson MEMBERS Ross Jesse Howard Junkman Tommy Kliszcz Willard Lane Ralph Lundahl Norman Martin Herbert Nelson Stanley Palm Robert Ryder Milton Rudell Donald Schwartz Ray Sobottka Hartman Soli Orlan Soli David Wicken Graydon Wood Gust Zigncgo 162MELETEAN THE MATHEMATICS CLUB The purpose of the Mathematics Club is to offer an opportunity to study interesting topics which are not presented in regular mathematics classes. The monthly meetings arc conducted and presented by students. Everyone interested in mathematics and its applications is invited to its meetings. In addition to formal programs, the club this year had informal meetings at which mathematical recreations, games, and puzzles were presented. The club also took charge of the bulletin board in the mathematics room in order to keep students posted on timely topics in mathematics. Under the leadership of the chairman, Robert Ryder, a Homecoming float in the form of a football, guarded by falcons, was constructed. At the celebration in honor of the district football championship, the Mathematics Club gave a burlesque on "Ferdinand the Bull.” A play entitled "Mathematical Nightmare” was presented by the members at the annual Christmas party held in the social room. The hundredth anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest mathematical physicist, J. Willard Gibbs, was observed at the February meeting. Hartman Soli read a paper on the life and works of Gibbs, loaned to the club by Professor Rudolph Langer of the University of Wisconsin. At the November meeting Mr. Herman Hagestad, local city engineer, gave some illustrations of applications of mathematics in his engineering work. Other programs centered around the following: the three famous problems of antiquity, viz., trisecting the angle, squaring the circle, and duplicating the cube; mathematics in the days of Columbus; complex numbers and their uses; points and lines associated with a triangle; investment problems; divisibility rules; and I-'latlaml, a romance of many dimensions. The lives of Euler, Dedekind, Lobachevsky, and Poncelet were presented. Among students appearing on programs throughout the year were Ulrich Bents, David Wicken, Willard Lane, Gust Zignego, Ross Jesse, Theodore Brandt, Robert Ryder, Norman Martin, Marcel Nelson, Bruno Bcrkland, Tommy Kliszcz, Neil Jacobson, Graydon Wood, Gordon Howe, Orlan Soli, Stanley Palm, Mildred Birkmose, Margaret McDermott, and Howard Junkman. The program committee for the year consisted of Ulrich Bents, chairman, David Wicken, secretary, Ross Jesse, and Mildred Birkmose. 163 MARGARET CHAPMAN EIDEMocn Hcrmanson THE SCIENCE CLUB OFFICERS Mary Katharine Prucha Clifford Hermanson Richard Yanisch...... Raymond Moen........... Mr. Spriggs....... Robert B. Anthoncy James P. Jacobson Arthur N. Johnson R. A. Karges Norman Adcrhold Lyle Amberg Edwin Bergstrom Earl Boettcher Theodore Brandt Reuben Burtard Walter Bush Robert Dodge Earl Enerson Burton Ellig Robert Feiler Werner Glcitcr Bernard Grant Philip Hammer Harry Hcaly Clifford Hermanson Reuben Hermanson Bernard Hylkcma Neil Jacobson Merlin Jennings FACULTY MEMBERS B. H. Kcttclkamp Catherine Licncman E. J. Prucha STUDENT MEMBERS George Lamb Ralph Lundahl David Licksctt Edward Merkt Stanley Morlcy George Mullen Walter Mutka George Noyes Mike Nugent Emmett Kaul Arthur Palm Arlene Palmstccn Emil Path John Person Arthur Pynnonen Chester Quale Clarence Rctzlaff John Ristola Gilbert Rivard . . .President Vice-President . .Secretary . . . .Treasurer . .Adviser Theodore Setterquist R. E. Spriggs C. G. Stratton Edwin P. Whealdon Edwin Roeser Ray Sabottka Warren Schlicking Arnold Solstad Neil Solveson Arthur Sticht Frank Swanson Gordon Thompson Loren Thompson James Tobin Albin Vodak Dwight Weideman Arno Wesenberg David Wicken Warren Winton Keith Wurtz Lloyd Yanisch Richard Yanisch Arlyn York Gust Zignego 164M E L E T E A IV THE SCIENCE CLUB The Science Club has as its purpose the promotion of interest in scientific subjects among the students and the faculty and also aims to act as a supplement to class instruction. The organization is open to all people taking courses in science. Meetings arc held on alternate Thursday evenings and are open and of interest to the entire student body. In carrying out its purpose, the club makes much use of visual education. The motion picture, the demonstration, the illustrated lecture, and the excursion or field trip are some of the different methods used by the club to present its material. At the beginning of the year the motion picture was the chief type of entertainment and instruction. Pictures furnished by the large industries of our nation formed the material. They dealt with such subjects as mining, plant life, wild-life study, and a series on the petroleum industry. Later in the year when the projector was out of repair, a few meetings were devoted to demonstrations of new and modern sound equipment. Some examples of how such equipment might be used were given the student body. One of the best of these was a film dealing with the subject of fencing, which was presented by the Republic Steel Corporation. It is the aim of the Science Club to touch upon all of the different fields of science, and so for a time the meetings were devoted to demonstrations from the various departments. The physics department presented a program with radio as its subject. The agriculture department supplied a program which dealt with some of the phases of science applied in this department. One of the highlights of the year was a program presented by County Agent Scyforth of Pierce County. Mr. Scyforth gave an illustrated lecture on the Tennessee Valley Authority. Mr. Plahn, the Deputy State Oil Inspector for this part of Wisconsin, was again a guest at one of the meetings. He demonstrated the testing of gasoline, oil and fuel oils and told about some of the interesting experiences he has had. He also stressed the need for adequate legislation to govern the petroleum industry. At Homecoming time the Science Club entered into the festivities and entered a float in the parade. Members of the club acted as a lighting committee to set up the illumination for the outdoor mass meeting. Realizing that the conservation of wild life is one of the important projects in the nation today, the Science Club cooperated with nation wide organizations in sponsoring a Wild Life Conservation stamp sale on our campus. At one of the last meetings of the year the District Conservation Warden, Corky Hope, again gave an interesting program. This program closed the year’s activities for the club. 165 ROY F.. SPRIGGS1 9 3 9 E Torgcrson, Burger, Niccum, Hylkcma, Deetz Hermansen, Lyons, Gronning, Kinney, Montgomery FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA First Half Year Howard Deetz.............. Bernard Hylkema........... TMENARD ToRGERSON......... Nolen Niccum.............. Mr. J. M. May OFFICERS President ............ Vice-President.......... Secretary ........... Treasurer ......... Second Half Year Roger Montgomery ---Cyril Lyons .. Henry Hermansen ... .Walter Gronning Adviser MEMBERS Harry Aamodt Norman Aderhold Eld ridge Afdahl Edwin Anderson Lawrence Arts Edwin Baker Glenn Barqucst Stanley Bcdnarczyk Leonard Berg Delore Berglund Edwin Bergstrom Charles Boles Orland Born Earl Boettcher Fred Brcchlin Harold Brown Joseph Burger Reuben Burtard Arnold Cardes Mauritz Carlson George Chipman John Christianson Donald Cowles Logan Creswell James Cushing I toward Deetz Richard Dclorit John Dicsing Harold Noornink Lee Fete Robert Fciler Marvin Fox Elmer Frokcr Donald Frolik Paul Gardner Walter Gronning Leo Grosskreutz Philip Hammer Henry Hermansen Robert Hcebink Donovan Hohman Arlyn Hollander Bernard Hylkcma Howard Hull Rupert Isaacson Clarence Jackclen Joseph Janicki Merlin Jennings Apolinary Karasch Emmet Kaul Bernard Kjelstad Richard Klcckcr Marcus Koosman Roy Koss Stanley Kostus Andrew Kuba George Kinney John Ladwig Harold Lcrum Edmund Lyga Cyril Lyons Joe Lucente John Lucente George Maki Donald Martin Edward Merkt Harold Mattison William Mills Ensor Monctte Roger Montgomery Paul Morgan James Ness Nolen Niccum Edward Onchuck Emil Path Donald Peterson Arthur Pynnoncn Clarence Retzlaff Myron Robinson Charles Rohr George Roberts Thomas Ronningen Alton Reed Robert Rudesill Melvin Rydberg Jerome Sabot a Robert Schlomann Neil Solveson Arnold Solstad Bernard Stanck Arthur Sticht Ronald Stuber Frank Swanson Walter Stcncman Glenn Thocny Hiram Thompson Lloyd Thor Robert Thoreson Thenard Torgcrson Victor Ulvcstad Arno Wescnberg Warren Winbcrg Eugene Wycoff Keith Wurtz Albert Zahradka Erwin Zielke 66MELETEAX FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA The Collegiate Chapter of the Future Farmers of America celebrate their second anniversary this year. The sole aim of this organization is to prepare prospective teachers of vocational agriculture in their duties as local advisers of high school chapters. Collegiate Future Farmer Chapters are chartered by and are under the authority of the state association of the Future Farmers of America. The meetings are conducted according to the National Future Farmer ritual. The constitution, which has been drawn up by the charter members, states the rights and privileges of the organization. It also includes a system of degrees designed to stimulate the interest of its members and their advancement to higher ranks in the organization. The program of work for this year has been large and varied. One of the high lights of the program was the rural school fair. This fair was a large success due to the fine cooperation shown by the business men of the city, the rural schools which participated, the members on the various committees, and especially the Lions Club who presented the traveling trophy for the winning booth. The chapter expects to hold an even larger fair next year. Another event held was the Future Farmer Field Day. All the officers of the high school chapters met in round table discussions to get new ideas on how to carry out their duties as officers in their respective chapters. The members of the Collegiate Chapter led these discussion groups. During the fall and winter terms, two degree teams were organized to initiate high school members into the ranks of Greenhands and Future Farmers. These teams traveled to Clayton, Roberts, Hammond, Spring Valley, and Menominee. In order to develop the speaking ability of the members of the organization, a speaking contest, open to all members, was held this spring term. Winners of this contest were Don Martin, first, who spoke on "Farm Accidents," Thomas Ronningen, second, on "Crop Insurance,” Bernard Hylkema, third, "The St. Lawrence Waterway,” and fourth, Merton Timmerman, "The Need of Trees on Wisconsin Farms.” Other events carried out in the program of the Future Farmers included panel discussion groups, a boxing tournament, the Future Farmer dance, the annual banquet, and the spring picnic. Many alumni have commented favorably on the activities of the Collegiate Chapter. They believe that this organization is a valuable asset to the Agricultural Department and hope that it will continue to aid in the advancement of a better understanding between rural and city communities. 67 ARTHUR N. JOHNSONHcrminten, Armbruttcr, Freier, Anderton, Johnson, Nelson, Hermansen THE RURAL LIFE CLUB OFFICERS First Half Year Second Half Year Delphine Armbruster............... President .........Martha Hermansen Martha Hermansen................ Vice-President Eleanor Johnson Florence Freier...............Secretary-Treasurer.........Kenneth Anderson Miss Jorstad.............................Adviser MEMBERS Kenneth Anderson Delphine Armbruster Mary Ball Margie Barkuloo John Birkcl Ruth Bjcrstcdt Roseila Ccrnohous Elina Chappcllc Doris Christenson Corrinc Danielson Roseila Dciss Norman Drcschcr Althea Erickson Ervin Erickson Florence Freier Ethel Grawlcy Ernest Gilberts Mervin Gilberts Bernard Grant Imelda Greenfield Violet Hoff email Alice Hammersmith Phyllis Hawn Shirley Hendrickson Martha Hermansen Mary Huenick Mary Irle Alvin Iverson Agnes Jacobson Della Jackson Eleanor Johnson Marian Knapps Florence Krismer lone La Mirande Caroline Lantz Iris Larson Ona Larson Willctte Larson Helen Lind Helen Lorentson Anna Rose Lumphrey Donna Lynum Mary Adele Lyons Cora McConnaughcy Karen Mcilgaard Leonard Morley Frances Murphy Ethel Nadler Florence Nelson Onita Norbcrg Elaine Nugent Elaine O’Brien Alice Olson Lois Olson Florence Osterland Florence Owens Camilla Parent Evelyn Pearson Florence Pearson Violet Person Luverne Peters Sylvia Peterson Katherine Rusk Mildred Russ Cecil Schuh Grace Scbion Esther Spangberg Carl Stensgaard Bonita Traynor Doris Wallin Frances Zeilingcr Virginia Zeilingcr Lauritz Kulstad Clarence Sylla 168Si E LET E A THE RURAL LIFE CLUB The rural life club is an organization for students in the Rural Department. Due to the large increase of freshmen entering the department, this year’s membership was greatly increased and reached the highest peak since the club was organized. The purpose of this organization is to bring the members of the department together so that they may become better acquainted, and enjoy the educational and entertaining programs which it sponsors. Regular meetings arc held the first Thursday of every month. Miss Phyllis Hawn had charge of the programs for the first half of the year, and Miss Florence Nelson took over this responsibility for the second half. Much talent was discovered among this large group, making every meeting worth while. People outside of the club who helped make these meetings successful were Miss Nina Jorstad, supervising teacher in Pierce County, who gave an interesting travelogue on her trip to Alaska last summer, and Miss Monie Archie, also a supervising teacher in Pierce County, who demonstrated methods to use in teaching music in rural schools. Two meetings were held for mere enjoyment. Instead of a regular meeting in December, the club chartered a bus and enjoyed a trip to the Ward Quality Park Farms to sec the Christmas display. In April the sophomores who had obtained positions at that time entertained the club with a picnic at Glen Park. Climax of the year’s activities for Rural Lifers was the six weeks practice teaching in rural schools in St. Croix and Pierce Counties. Many never-to-be-forgotten experiences are had by the teachers at this time. The schools which were selected for practice were: the Oak Grove School, Misi Mayme Larson, teacher; the Gertrude School, Miss Clarice Anderson, teacher, and the Herum School, Miss Florence Jenson, teacher. The first six weeks eleven members of the sophomore class were in practice schools, three or four students working together in one school. During this time the cadet teachers do all the teaching and take over all the other responsibilities which arc expected of a rural teacher. Their work is closely supervised and many helpful suggestions arc offered. These practice teachers spend their whole time in the country during this period. This gives them an opportunity to become active members of the community. The Rural Life Club concluded a successful year with their annual banquet for returning alumni and present members. An interesting program was provided which was especially impressive for those who graduated this year. Following the traditional procedure, the banquet was held the same night as the senior class play, and was attended en masse by those at the banquet. 169 MABEL JORSTADBatten Severson Sweger Wright THE PALETTE CLUB OFFICERS Dorothy Severson..................................Chairman Beatrice Batten........................Secre ary-Treasurer Fred Sweger Meta Wright..............................Executive Council Miss Greene...............................Adviser MEMBERS Mary Anderson Beatrice Batten Julia Bcrgstrahl Marjorie Day Audrey Doolittle Catherine Farrell Jeanne Susan Geere Audrey Graves Marion Johnson Fredric Sweger Frances Kelly Norma Marck Ruth Moen Adele Olson Clarice Severson Dorothy Severson Paul Somsen Shirley Swann Meta Wright 170MELETEAN THE PALETTE CLUB The Palette Club is an organization of students with a mutual interest in art for the purpose of increasing their understanding of art as well as encouraging the develop ment of technique, crafts, and special interests. At the first meeting of old and new members the executive committee was elected. The chairman, who is elected the preceding year, presides over the general meetings. Meetings arc held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at seven o’clock in the art room. During the first part of the year the major activities were confined wholly to individual craft work, such as beaded purses, carved wooden plates, soap carvings, and leather tooling. For the Christmas holidays, under the sponsorship of the Student Senate and with some help from other students, the halls were given a festive atmosphere. The last part of the year was given over to planned group programs. Interesting talks were given by Miss Greene on water color technique and on the original etching art exhibt. The evolution of cartooning was explained by Mrs. Wyman. Other evenings were spent in clay modeling, charcoal sketching, and water color painting. The major social activity was a Valentine’s party given on February 7 in the social room. Chinese checkers and several card games followed by a lunch of coffee, ice cream, and cake made up the evening’s entertainment. The last general meeting was held at Miss Greene’s apartment. The early part of the evening was given over to the playing of games. Arrangements were made for a picnic as a conclusion to this year's work. The election of next year’s chairman then followed. 171 ALBERTA M. GREENECampbell Hogue Moen THE G. (). P. OFFICERS Harriet Campbell.................................. . .President Ruth Moen........................................Vice-President Betty Jane Hogue......................................Secretary Helen Pedersen........................................Treasurer Miss Greene...................................Adviser Lenore Anderson Mary Anderson Beatrice Batten Joyce Beardsley Mildred Boles Helen Brunner Bette Campbell Harriet Campbell June Campbell Adelaide Christenson MEMBERS Audrey Doolittle Juliette Harding Helen Hickcox Betty Jane Hogue Lucille Ingham Ester Jensen La Verne Jensen Marion I. Johnson LaVemia Jorgenson Eunice Manske Ruth Milbrath Ruth Moen Frona Nelson Adele Olson Helen Pedersen Ruth Phillips Leona Rhodey Joyce Rolson Florence Schmitt Clarice Severson Dorothy Severson Shirley Swann 172E L T E A M E THE G. O. P One of the purposes of the G. O. P. is to uphold standards of character and good taste. With this thought in mind, fifteen new members were initiated in the fall. Qualifications considered in choosing n'cw members were sportsmanship, personality, scholarship, and leadership ability. The G. O. P. took an active part in the celebration of the seventeenth annual Homecoming. At the mass meeting the club received first place for their representation of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Following the custom of the last few years, the G. O. P. formal was given in the winter. The present trend in modern music was used for the theme of the decorations, and instead of a spring formal, the G. O. P. had a "swing formal.” Popular songs and "jitterbugs” carried out the theme. Among various school organizations, the G. O. P. was chosen to give an assembly program this year. With a night club setting to create the proper atmosphere, Carl Miller’s orchestra and the G. O. P. swing chorus were featured on the program, which was enthusiastically received by the student body. The annual G. O. P. spring alumnae luncheon was planned by junior members of the organization. This luncheon is given in honor of alumnae members of the association who return for commencement exercises, and also in honor of the senior girls who will be graduating. It is one of the most important events of the year, because it enables alumnae to renew acquaintances with present members of the G. O. P. and to watch the organization as it develops year by year. All in all it has been a profitable year. The meetings have been interesting, and the girls have been enthusiastic and willing workers in all the projects that the G. O. P. has undertaken. And that is the secret of the success of any organization. The work must come from the members themselves, not only from the officers. We owe a debt of gratitude to Miss Greene for her helpful advice and assistance throughout the year. May the G. O. P. continue to uphold the standards and to assume the responsibilities with the willingness that it has in the past. 173Torgerson Marquardt Larson Brechlin THE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB OFFICERS Leon Larson.................. Fred Brechlin............... Stanley Torgerson............ Lester Marquardt............ James P. Jacobson Werner Gleiter........... ...........President ..... Vice-President ......... .Secretary ..........T reasurer .......Advisers MEMBERS Edwin Anderson Fred Brechlin W. Dean Clark Walter Gronning Apolinary Karasch Leon Larson Lester Marquardt Stanley Morley Keith Wurtz Howard Otis Milton Rudell Clarence Retzlaff Robert Ryder John Shorta Ronald Stubcr Vernon Taylor Stanley Torgerson 174MELETEAN THE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB The Photography Club is the new organization on the campus this year. It was formed to meet a definite need in our college. For years the hobby of photography has been becoming more and more popular. This trend manifests itself quite definitely at this college, and so, in order that the people who arc prone to choose photography as a hobby may share their experiences, the Photography Club came into being. The club was organized by Werner Gleiter under the sponsorship of the Y. M. C. A. shortly after school opened in the fall. The first meeting brought out a group of about forty men, all of whom professed a real desire to join. The limited laboratory space available made it necessary to limit the group to a much smaller number, and the final membership roll has about half of the original number. These people have shown in their year’s work a real interest in the science of photography. They have carried out the entire program of the club and have made it one of the most active on the campus. The club has as its purpose "To foster a lasting interest in photography and to practice good photographic technique.” The program that the organization carried on throughout the year was chosen in a manner that closely followed out that purpose. In the program the theoretical was mixed with the practical to make the weekly meetings both educational and interesting. At the first few meetings of the season the mechanical side of the camera was studied and demonstrated. Then as the members of the club became more adept at taking pictures the subject of darkroom technique was discussed. The members first took their own photos, then developed them and finally printed and enlarged them. At the end of this season the club can look back on the year and see certain things that it has accomplished. To foster wider interest in photography it has sponsored several picture contests for the student body at large. It has taught a score of young ment enough about photography so that they can independently take and make their own pictures. Excepting the scenic plates and the portraits, the pictures appearing in this Mcletcan were taken by members of the club or by its advisers. As an additional project, one of the club members made from a small negative a life-sized mural enlargement of a young boy. Much credit for the success of the club is due to Professor Jacobson for his kind and ready help. With his guidance the club looks forward to another successful season next year. 175 JAMES P. JACOBSONPrinted by AUGSBURG PUBLISHING HOUSE 425 South 4th Street Minneapolis, Minnesota Engraved by BUREAU OF ENGRAVING. INC. 500 South 4th Street Minneapolis, Minnesota


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