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Page 187 text:
HOTOGRAPHY, one of the most fascinating hobbies, has found a warm reception
- in the hearts of River Falls students and faculty. As a hobby it has been growing rap-
idly in all parts of the country for some time, and has definitely established itself on this
For several years the necessity of a photography club to consolidate and further the
interests of those students who have adopted this aft as a hobby had been apparent on
the campus. Since it was evident that students with common interests such as this were
in need of a working organization, such a club was formed last year and continued
enthusiastically this year. Charter members of last year's club formed the nucleus around
which a very active organization of members has been built. In addition to using the
club as a means of furthering a hobby the members have shown a keen desire to acquaint
themselves with the principles and science of photography. Also, the club offered its
members an opportunity to share common experiences, to Work side by side with common
interests, and to form lasting friendships.
The purpose of the club is "to foster a lasting interest in photography, and to practice
good photographic technique." Club programs and activities throughout the year were
arranged to carry out that purpose, both from an educational and recreational standpoint.
Practical questions were mixed with the theoretical aspects of photography to make the
programs of interest to everyone. '
Instruction in the science of photography by means of lantern slides formed the
major part of the programs for the regular bi-monthly meetings. These slides, secured
from the Eastman Kodak Company, presented to the members the experience and knowl-
edge of professional photographers on the technical side of the subject. Darkroom tech-
nique was also discussed and practiced. Members first took their pictures, then developed
them, and Hnally printed and enlarged them.
As a supplementary project the club sponsored a "Picture of the Month Contest,"
designed to give non-members as well as members an opportunity to display their prize
works and enter into competition for a cash prize. Each month featured a different type
of picture, such as portraits, still life, action, pictorial, snow scenes, and exterior night
scenes. The members received valuable training through comparing pictures, and through
the criticism of the judges.
A backward glance over the year's achievement reveals a wealth of enjoyment and
learning. New members learned enough about photography to be able to take and make
their own pictures. Many of the "Student Life" pictures appearing in the Meleiean have
been taken and developed by club members.
To Dr. B. H. Kettelkamp goes much of the credit for the success of the club because
of his kind cooperation and assistance. With his guidance the club looks optimistically
forward to next year.
Benjamin H. Keffellcamp
Page 186 text:
Taylor, Yanisch, Janiclci, Morley
Raymond Moen. . ..........,. ..,.,.. P resxdent
Stanley Morley ..., .... V ice-Presrdent
George Mullen ..... . . ,Secretary
Joseph Janicki ,... ,.... T reasurer
Dr. B. J. Kettelkamp
Page 188 text:
Olson, Tromm. Tracy
THE MIDGARDIANS L
Lois Tracy .... ............... ........... P r esident
Adele Olson ............ .... S ecretary-Treasurer
Marie Tromm .....,...... .... P rogram Chairman
Miss Mabel L. Bridges .,.,....... ....,... A dviser
Mildred Boles Dawn Gates Adele Olson Elsie Shafer
Imogene Erickson Doris Nystrom Ruth Peterson Lois Tracy
Lucille Fonts Marie Tromm
THE MIDGARDIAN CLUB was organized in September, 1938. The membership con-
sists of those enrolled in the intermediate division of the Elementary Department.
For this reason the name was selected from an old Teutonic myth-Midgard-which
means a middle place. The membership is open to all juniors and seniors in the inter-
mediate division. Sophomores are initiated in May before the close of school.
The aims of the Midgardians are professional and social improvement through dis-
cussions, exchange of ideas, and the study of common problems. This is accomplished by
means of book reviews of outstanding value, outside speakers, and participation of the
entire group in social projects.
Mabel L. Bridges
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