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THE YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN
LEONARD HERMANSON ,,,,.....,. ....... P resident
HOWARD ELLIOTT ...4.. , , lVz'ce-President'
RUSSELL GETTINGER. . . ..,... Secretary
STANLEY MORGAN ,... Treasurer
Le Roy Alexander
MR. JACOBSON. , . .
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THE STUDENT SOCIAL COMMITTEE
HE Student Social Committee is unique among organizations ,on this campus
in that its membership is composed of representatives of each class and
organization in the college. The class presidents each appoint two representa-
tives, while each organization is entitled to select one member for the c.ommittee.
Working in conjunction with the student group is a faculty social committee
of which Miss Hathorn is the chairman.
The purpose of the Student Social Committee is to plan the all-school social
program for the year. Under the leadership of Eugene Gossen, a senior who was
elected chairman of the group, the committee has planned and carried out an
excellent calendar of social activities. Bernice Jacobsen, also a senior, was
chosen secretary and treasurer for the year.
In order to divide the responsibility for arranging for social affairs, each
member of the organization was appointed chairman of a committee composed
.of several other members of the group to have charge of at least one event. Mr.
Gossen, as general chairman, assisted each of the individual committees.
Social life at the college under the direction of the committee opened with a
dance which was held Friday, October 2. Arnie Kuss and his orchestra fur-
nished the music for this well-attended party. The committee voted that a
uniform admission of ten cents per person be charged for this and succeeding
The social committee initiated what will probably become an annual custom
in the college by nominating six representative senior girls for Homecoming
queen. Nominations from other members of the student body were acceptable
until the Thursday before Homecoming when the committee conducted the
election in the college assembly. Adeline Larson was elected queen with Ardus
Erlandson and Bernice Jacobsen elected to be her attendants.
The Homecoming dance, which was held October 22, was the first major
event for which the Student Social Committee assumed responsibility. An
unusually large crowd of old grads and students danced to the music of the
Minnesota Collegians in the North Hall gymnasium, which was decorated with
red, white, and blue crepe paper and balloons.
The Christmas party sponsored by the Student Social Committee was given
after the musical organizations' Christmas program. The Yuletide spirit was
carried out by a Christmas tree, the distribution of candy and apples, and group
singing of Christmas songs.
As has become traditional, the committee sponsored matinee dances for the
afternoon .of registration day for the second and third terms. Throughout the
year free dances and dime dances were held after basketball games and on other
convenient occasions. Several parties at which cards and other games were played
were very popular with the students.
Besides planning social affairs for the college, the group decided that some of
its funds should be used for subscriptions to magazines not taken in the library,
since this would benefit a large number of the students. Magazines were ordered
for the Social Room, the Men's Union, and the College Inlirmary. A ping-pong
table for the South Hall gym and a new punch bowl were also purchased with
student social activity funds.
The Student S.ocial Committee has been successful in giving the student
body one of the most varied social programs it has ever had. We hope the new
committee which was selected this spring will plan a still more eliicient and
successful program for the coming year.
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THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN
THE purpose of the student Y. M. C. A. at River Falls is to foster active
Christian interest among the men students of the college. During the past
year the organization has had an unusually large membership, and it has carried
on a varied program throughout the year.
Regular meetings of the Y. M. C. A. are heldeach Monday evening in the
Men's Union. These meetings usually consist of musical numbers and talks on
some subject of interest. Among the out-of-town speakers wh.o addressed meet-
ings this year were: Dr. O. T. Walter .of Macalester, Dean Price of Stout Institute,
C. Stanley Lamb of the St. Paul Y. M. C. A., and Ben Schmoker, executive
secretary of the Christian Association at the University of Minnesota. Several
faculty members also addressed some of the meetings. Among them were Dr.
Wyman, President J. H. Ames, Dr. Karges, and Prof. W. H. Hunt.
Cabinet business sessions are held once a week, usually following the regular
Monday evening meeting. The cabinet also meets twice a month for Sunday
morning breakfast. At these meetings the time is spent in the discussion of some
As usual, several projects were sponsored jointly by the Y. M. C. A. and the
Y. W. C. A. during the year. Among them were the freshman mixer, the
Thanksgiving program, the Christmas program, and the Easter service. These
programs were held on Sunday afternoons in the auditorium. The play given at
the Christmas program, "Peace I Give Unto You," was repeated several times
on later occasions.
A gr.oup of discussions was also sponsored jointly. These meetings were
held during the first three weeks of February. During these discussions the
organizations were divided into smaller groups so that each group could choose
its topic. This series of meetings was closed by an address by Ben Schmoker
The freshman mixer held this year was a new activity. It was held in the
evening of the opening day of school, giving opportunity for the freshmen and
the faculty to become acquainted. The mixer was well attended, and it is
probable that similar mixers will be held in future years.
The annual spring retreat was held at Big Lake in the latter part of May.
Most of the cabinet members attended this retreat, and plans were made for the
activities f.or the year. The fall retreat, held at the same place, was held during
the Hrst week in September. At that time, final plans were made for most of
the year's work.
The student conference held at Lake Independence on May 16 and 17 is
one event which is always well attended by River Falls students. At this con-
ference tbe students have an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with others
from colleges in northwestern Wisconsin and in Minnesota. Each year some of
the members of the Y. M. C. A. attend the student conference at Lake Geneva.
This year Professor Jacobson, Le Roy Alexander, and Leonard Hermanson
attended that conference. '
The Y. M. C. A. also took an active part in the Homecoming activities.
Instead of entering a float in the competition for prizes, the "Y" built the float
on which the Homecoming queen rode in the parade. A Homecoming banquet
was also held, and many former cabinet members attended.
The final meeting of the year was the installation banquet which was held
at the Congregational Church. Rev. Gordon Amphlett was the speaker. Six
new cabinet members were installed on this occasion.
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