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Page 195 text:
DIE DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT
IE DEUTSCHF. GESELLSCHAFT is a club open to all students interested
in the German language or in German customs, arts, and personalities. As
such it is in no sense an exclusive organization, but is designed to render its serv-
ices to a large group. Only a reasonable degree of familiarity with the German
language is expected of its members.
A German club had not existed on the campus for many years, but this year
so great a demand was evidenced for such an organization that Die Deutsche
Gesellschaft was organized last fall. The primary aims of the- society as stated
in its constitution are:
l. To afford those interested in German an opportunity for social contact.
2. To develop skill in using and understanding spoken German.
3. To gain a knowledge of German life and customs.
4. To learn to appreciate German arts.
5. To promote an understanding of contemporary German history and an
acquaintance with great German personalities.
Meetings are held in the social room of South Hall on the first and third
Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p. m.
The new organization has had a very successful initial season. Group sing-
ing of German songs during a part of each meeting has been one of the most
popular activities of the society. ln this way the entire membership participates
in realizing several of the aims of the club and at the same time enjoys a novel
form of recreation.
Wlienever possible it has been customary to play various German games to
enliven the social period following each program. This feature has been much
enjoyed and has brought about a spirit of good fellowship coincident with prac-
tice in the use of the language.
In order to encourage a wide membership the club has not assessed regular
dues but has simply made small charges for refreshments and other incidentals
as the need arose.
On February 18 the club presented for the public a colorful program of
German music that was especially enjoyed. Every type of German music was
represented from the compositions. of the great masters to the rollicking airs
associated with 'German student life and the "Bier Garten." Groups participating
included Mr. Rozehnal, Rozehnal's string ensemble, Herr Fritz and his 'German
Band from the River Falls high school, Miss Ardelle Hamlett at the piano, and
a group of vocal soloists and ensembles. I
Two other meetings of special note were held in the spring. At the first
meeting Dr. Karges gave a very lucid account of the scientific achievements of
Goethe, that giant of versatility. The other meeting was a joint session with the
Clef Club. Miss Hamlett gave an inclusive review of the Wagnerian opera,
"Tristan," following which both groups participated in a dancing party in
North Hall gymnasium.
Much credit for the success of the club must go to Mr. Whitenack, whose
versatile knowledge, ready wit, and linguistic fluency made him a favorite
speaker as well as adviser for the organization.
Page 194 text:
DIE DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT
LE ROY ALEXANDER ............,. ...,.. P resident
ALFRED CHELGREN . , ...A.. Vice-President
THEOFIL CUHEL. . . . .Secretary-Treasurer
MR. XVI-IITENACK . . . ........... Adviser
Mildred Abbott Ida Frank Vera Klimper Tom Rendler
Le Roy Alexander
Betty Jane Hogue
Rose Jean Lang
Page 196 text:
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
LoU1s ZAHRADKA ................
MICHAEL REAGAN .......,..,...
A JOHN CHRISTIANSON ....
JOHN HURON ..................
MR. MAY ........., .,..,........
Donald Aderhold Clifford I-Iermanson
Eldridge Afdahl Donovan Hohman
. . . . . . .President
. . . . . ,Secretary
. . . .Treasurer
. . . .Adviser
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