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Page 175 text:
THE MATHEMATICS CLUB
HE MATHEMATICS CLUB is an organization with the purpose of fostering a wider
interest in the field of mathematics, and promoting better fellowship among the
members. The activities of the club, which are planned and presented by the members,
include topics which are not ordinarily taught in formal classes such as mathematical
history, current scientific problems, and mathematical recreations.
This year the practice of having occasional informal meetings was again used. At
these meetings various games, mathematical recreations, and puzzles were presented. The
bulletin board was also taken charge of by the Mathematics Club.
The first meeting of the year was concerned with introducing the members to one
another by means of games and name tags. President Bents gave a short talk on the pur-
pose of the club.
A Homecoming float was built under the direction of Stanley Palm. The theme
"Wizard of Oz" was represented by the tornado-wrecked house which killed the wicked
witch. The float received first prize. At the Christmas party a play, "Professor Whizz
and His Mathematical Nuts," was presented under the direction of Ulrich Bents.
During the year the lives of a number of eminent mathematicians were discussed at
the meetings in commemoration of their birthdays. Among those discussed were Galois,
John Wallzice, Sonja Kovalevsky, Simon Newcomb, Emmy Noether, Galileo, Rene Des-
cartes and Euler.
Talks were given on graphical methods of solving equations, invariants, mathematical
societies in Europe and America, Moebus or one-sided surfaces, chrystolography, methods
of finding square and cube roots, magic squares, use of the transit in surveying, hyperbolic
functions, tricks in helping to solve equations, number systems, failure of the unique
factorization theorem in certain number fields, ideal numbers, calendars, minimum sur-
faces as demonstrated by soap film, and topology.
Among the students who appeared on the programs were Ulrich Bents, George Noyes,
Marcel Nelson, Howard Teske, Stanley Atkinson, Stanley Palm, Reuben Hermanson,
Mildred Birkmose, Ralph Van Sickle, Orlan Soli, William Sirek, Herbert Nelson, Ross
Jesse, Milton Rudell, Joseph Klucarich, Duane Anderson, Theodore Gleiter, James Bramer,
and Theodore Brandt.
A picnic on the mound concluded the club's activities for the year.
Marqaref Chapman Eide
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Van Sickle, Bemis. Birlcmose, Palm
THE MATHEMATICS CLUB
Ulrich Bents .,... .......... .... P r esident
Mildred Birkmose . . ...., Secretary
Mrs. Eide ,... ,... A dviser
Ralph Van Sickle
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Swanson, Wurfz, Hermanson, Soli
THE SCIENCE CLUB
Orlan Soli .......
Frank Swanson .....
Reuben Hermanson. . .
Keith Wurtz ......,...
Mr R. E. Spriggs. ,.
. . . . . . . . .President
. . . ,Vice-President
. . . . .Secretary
. . . . .Treasurer
. , . .Adviser
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