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Page 181 text:
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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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. , . .
Page 182 text:
THE YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN
ADELINE LARSON. . .
PI-IYLLIS SODERSTROM ...,
LUCILLE SPRIGGS ....
Elza Lou Hanna
MISS HATHORN ....
. . . .President
, . , ,Secretary
Emma Lou Tubbs
. . . .Adviser
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