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Page 170 text:
Ellioff, Rydberg. Sieneman, Thompson, OHS, Morley
Anderson, Laurent Hermanson, Bergstrom, Sodersirom, Maiiison, Jacobson, Jesse
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
Eugene Laurent .... ,............, ......, P r esident
Walter Steneman ,,.. .... V ice-President
Stanley Morley ...... ...... S ecretary
Harold Mattison ..,.... ..... T reasurer
Mr. J. P. Jacobson .... ......,..... . . .Adviser
Franklin Elliott ....
Howard Otis .....
Ulrich Bents .....
Duane Anderson ....
Ross jesse ,.........
Norman Soderstrom. .
Edwin Bergstrom ....
Reuben Hermanson. ,
Melvin Rydberg ....
Neil Jacobson ...,...
. . . ,Department of Freshman Orientation
. . . . , , . . . . . , . . .Dramatics Department
. . . .Department of Alumni Relations
. . , . . . . ,Advertising Department
. . . . . .Department of Social Activities
. . .Department of Religious Relations
. , . . , . , . . Deputations Department
. . . . . ,Education Department
Hiram Thompson ..,...........,.....,. Department of Discussions
James P. Jacobson
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THE HONOR SOCIETY
HE Honor Society is made up of those students who have received two and one-half
fhonor points per credit hour for one term or more. Approximately ninety persons
have achieved such records and are included as members of the organization.
A small silver "R," which may be worn by the members, is the emblem of the
Honor Society. Upon graduation a gold "R" is awarded to those who have had two and
one-fourth honor points per credit hour and have received no grade below a "C." This is
based on eleven terms of work.
Because of the diverse interests of its membership, the Honor Society functions
chiefly as a social organization. Meetings are held monthly, and consist of parties or
other activities conducted for the enjoyment of the members. Members of the group
acting in committees plan and and put on the parties.
The Hrst activity of the year was the construction of the Honor Society float for
Homecoming under the direction of Harold Doornink. Members of the organization met
eight times during the year. Three of these meetings were informal teas, given to welcome
new members at the beginning of each term. At each of the teas musical selections were
given with Margaret Johnson and Margaret Bendix at the piano. Mrs. Eide was hostess
at a Christmas tea for the group, which then included new members joining at the close
of the first term. Gladys Bleisner was pianist.
Several parties were also given by the organization. Among those who appeared on
programs throughout the year were Carl Miller, James Grunke, Mary Catherine
O'Connell, and Jack Bailey. Especially entertaining was the program given by Carl
Miller, in which he described his trip through Europe the previous summer with his
collegiate orchestra. Beautiful photographs and slides of Paris, London, and other famous
cities were shown.
This year, as has been customary with the Honor Society, several unique party ideas
were introduced. Chairmen for these parties were Margaret Bendix, Jack Osborne, and
Mildred Hillestad, each of whom introduced several new games to the group. Most fun
was the all-newspaper party, directed by Mildred Hillestad, in which newspapers were
used for every imaginable purpose-even that of costumes for the members. Jack
Osborne's game which attempted to make all Honor Society members into comic artists
also proved a success.
The two final meetings of the year consisted of the election of officers for 1940-41
in April and of a picnic in May.
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.
Margarer Chapman Eide
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YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
LUMNI members of the River Falls Student Young Men's Christian Association
commemorated the first quarter century of campus service of this organization in
presenting a plaque to the institution. Beginning the second quarter century, the "YU
has been successful this year in fulnlling its purpose to offer the men in college an
opportunity to unite in the development of Christian personality through wholesome
social and religious participation, to cooperate with other colleges in a world wide fellow-
ship, and to influence thinking toward a Christian solution of campus, community, and
Significance beyond the local campus continued to be gained. Last summer the five
members that represented the organization at the Lake Geneva District Conference
directed the Program Workshopg and at the spring Minnesota-Wisconsin Conference at
Camp Ihduhapi, representatives led the group discussion on finance and directed the
Saturday evening recreation hour. The 140 members took part in one or more of the
fourteen departments, each being directed by a cabinet member.
The success that was realized can be attributed largely to the weekly cabinet meetings
and other conferences. Cabinet members and the adviser spent a week-end on a spring
retreat at Big Lake to evaluate the year's work and just prior to the convocation of the
school year, five days were spent at Fisherman's Rest, El Paso, planning a constructive
program of work. Valuable ideas were received from the Lake Independence regional and
the Lake Geneva district conferences. .,
This organization began its campus service when, in cooperation with the Young
Won1en's Christian Association, it sponsored the freshman mixer party the first evening
of the school year. The following Sunday, freshmen were given breakfast at the college
cafeteria and then guided and introduced to their respective church groups. Special
attention was given in the early part of the year to the orientation of new students to
Every Monday evening the organization met for an educational or recreational
program designed to fill a present need, these meetings were the core of the "Y"
activities. Outstanding were the addresses by Dr. T. Z. Koo and Reverend James Flint,
the February series of four lectures on various phases of marriage, the amateur program,
and the open house meetings the first Monday of each term. On alternate Sunday
mornings the senior cabinet and the junior cabinet met at Professor Jacobson's home
for breakfast and followed this by a discussion of vital present day problems. Opportunity
for group discussion on such subjects was also extended to the lay membership when, on
alternate Monday evenings for a part of the year, nine groups met at the homes of college
faculty members for this purpose.
As in former years, this group built the float for the Homecoming Queen. Outstand-
ing social events were the folk dances and the twenty-third annual bean soup stag party,
in which a large proportion of the men in college participated. Members of the next year's
cabinet pledged their support to the organization at the annual installation banquet.
The Junior Hi-Y displayed a great deal of enthusiasm in their program of vocational
guidance, character building, and leisure time activities. To keep 160 closely associated
alumni members in contact with the YMCA and with each other, three volumes of the
"Y Alumnus" were sent to them throughout the year. The deputations, music, and
dramatics departments sponsored twenty programs in off-the-campus relations. Vesper
services were held at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter seasons. This organization was
also largely responsible in caring for the Men's Union.
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