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Page 17 text:
Sunday afternoon, June 1, 1941 at 2:30 o’clock
SONG—“Lift Thine Eyes” Mendelssohn
Sung by Delavan High School Triple Trio Anita Collentine, Bette Mueller Eleanor Lerwick, Mary Evans, Donna Harris, Elizabeth Gevaart, Barbara Ferber, Alberta Lacker, Jeanette Goepke Signed by Dorothy Maes
BACCALAUREATE ADDRESS—Rev. Henry F. Freeling
SONG—“The Lord’s Prayer” Malotte
Sung by Marvin McGilsky Signed by Francis Perry
Wednesday evening, June 4, 1941 at eight o’clock
MUSIC—Delavan High School Band
SONG—“A Heart That’s Free” Robyn
Sung by Bette Mueller Signed by Carola Davis
“WELCOME”—Silas Hirte, Class President
Spoken by Burton Schmidt, ’42
ADDRESS Carl F. Zeidler, Milwaukee
PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS
Superintendent. T. E. Bray
AWARD OF AMERICAN LEGION MEDALS
Sung by Norma Perry Signed by Loretta Szablewski
Page 16 text:
ROYAL EKLOF Frederic
liter true to hu word, hit work and hit fr.cnds.”
Vice President, Phoenix Literary Society, '40- 41; Librarian of Phoenix Literary Society, ’39-'40; President of Sunday Evening Meeting, 39- 40; Vice-President of Cluss of 1941; Boys Monitor, ’37, ’39, ’40. 41. Carpentry, Printing, Art, Gardening.
President. Silas Hirte Vice-President, Royal ICklof Secretary and Treasurer, Carola Davis
Class Colors: Cardinal and White
Class Flower: Carnation
Class Motto: Labor hath its reward
Page 18 text:
Delivered at Commencement Exercises by Silas Hlrte, Interpreted by Burton Schmidt RI ENDS, the class of 1941 sincerely welcomes you here to-night.
This is, to each of us, a great occasion; one to which we have
been looking forward a long time; one which will remain fresh in our memories for many years to come. We are glad that you have come to share the joy of this hour with us.
The following are the words of the immortal Shakespeare:
Tonight the curtain opens for us upon a new scene in the Great Drama in which we must take special parts.
We realize now that we are to take our exit from a scene that we have loved. “Blessings brighten as they take their flight,” and the thought of leaving has made it difficult to keep the tears back. However, it has aroused in us a deeper sense of gratitude to those who have been in charge, our superintendent, who has ably served as stage manager, our principals, teachers, supervisors, and parents, who have patiently directed and prompted us through many trying rehearsals.
The stage furnishings also play an important part in the success of the actors; so for the equipment that has been provided by the State of Wisconsin for our use and development, we’d like to extend sincere thanks.
As we glance back a few years, we recall some comedy; we have laughed together; there have been mistakes over which we have spent sleepless nights; and we have taken parts that have forced us to put forth great effort, the best that was in us. All this we feel has worked together to help us go forward to take harder parts that are bound to be in store for us.
While counting our blessings and expressing our appreciation for them, we want to add our gratitude for peace and democracy in this chaotic world.
In Europe are many students with a desire to live prosperous, peaceful lives, but they must creep into bomb shelters, carry guns, and make innumerable other sacrifices that always accompany war.
As the curtain opens on our future, we ask the divine Great Stage Manager to give us our cues, and may we be alert enough to catch them; may we in our allotted parts prove to be truly democratic, and do our bit to defend democracy and save civilization.
Again in behalf of the class I want to tell you how happy we are to see you here, for by your presence we feel that you are wishing us Godspeed, and we appreciate your coming.
With all our hearts we welcome you.
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.”
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