Toronto High School - Viking Yearbook (Toronto, SD)
- Class of 1954
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FOREWORD . . .
. . . I cry the news of the Vikings. I am the news-
hoy, but I do many things. Sometimes I work in the
composing rooms: sometimes I report from the
office, sometimes Iwrite from athletic contests.
I am at all places at all times, for Iam represent-
ative of the students of Toronto High School. What
they do l dog what I am, they are. I rejoice with
them in their happinessg I keenly feel their sorrows.
. . . My name is Thorvald. . . Come with me now
and I shall show you what has been done at the
Viking Press this year--at what the 1953-'54 press-
men have been working--at what they have been
playing. . . Our tour shall begin with an overview
of the Viking Press, and then we shall pass through
the many phases of school personalities and activ-
ities. . . Read with me now, the table of contents,
below, and we shall be ready to begin ....
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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THOR VA LD
Behind The Presses
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The Viking Press . . .
. . . Above the Viking Press. . . The bell which has
beckoned the youth of Toronto for fifty-one years. It
has peeled methodically for nine o'clock classes: it
has sounded joyously the victories. lt has stood
courageously against darkened skies: it has weathered
storms of every nature. . . Its toll changes with the
seasons and sounds over the tree-edged countryside
and echos gently from the sloping hills and valleys.
. . . Beneath are the press rooms, where hundreds of
Vikings have enjoyed their work and laughter: where
they have grown from "cubs" to master writers: and
where from the windows they have looked out upon the
vast unseen panorama which has held their destined
futures. . . And so generations pass, but the bell goes
on. lts sound will be heard by many more Vikings who
in turn will listen and obey, for it stands as a symbol
of everything which is past, which is and which shall
be--of courage, of knowledge, and of truth ...,.. .
ADMINIST RAT URS
Editor . . .
ARCHIE N. HILL, B.S.
Typing l And Il
Executive Managers . . .
Board of Education members are the executive
managers of the Viking Press. The many im-
provements within the press is credited to their
foresight and resourcefulness.
Pirtured Below Are: flrft To Rightl L. S Ensber
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so er 3 Morris Eastman, Marion Ellis, president:
M. W. Thompson, vice-president, and William
Mathison. Not shown are Lyle Glazier and Frank
University Of South Dakota
ASSOCIATE EDITOR. . . RESEARCH EDITOR. . .
MRS. MARY GORDON, B.S. W. W. ROBERTSON, B.S.
Northern State Graduate Study
Beadle College University of South Dakota
Post Graduate Study Shop I And H
English ll And IV
Departmental Editors . . .
MUSIC CRITIC. . .
MRS. W. W, ROBERTSON
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KATHERINE HARKINS MYRTLE HOGIE HELEN ENSBERG
General Be--idle Augustana Augustana
General Beadle Grades 1' Z, And 3
Grades 7 And 8
LAYOUT MANAGER. . .
When the machinery of the Yiking Press needs repairing,
layout manager Pete Emerson, our conscientious janitor,
is right there to take over. Pete, very ably handles the
duties of the"'1ayout" department--has done so for
the past ll years without missing a day. His
work might be compared to that of a night
editor, too, because a great deal of his
work is done long after the press-
men have signed "30" to their
COORDINATING EDITORS. . .
Coordinating editors are members
of the student council which consists of
- ' ' representatives from each class. Stu-
, ' lf dentbody president, Mervin Mathison,
7 1 1-"" presides at the bi-monthly meetings. The
' Y ,1' 3 group arranges for school activities including
1 lZ,f the carnival and many of the parties and social
jf -fl functions held throughout the school. year. Shown
in the cut below are, standing, Cleft to right! Mervin
Mathison, President: Glen Hanna, Dale Svennes, and
Superintendent Hill, Adviser. Seated, fleft to rightl
Sandra Storry, Curtis Oseby, Louene Nelson, Jean
Emerson, and Dale Stroschein.
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News editors for the Viking Press are the
'54-'55 Seniors. The class chose, "Not The
Evening But The Dawn," as their motto:
silver and blue as their colors: and the red
rose as their flower.
As News Editors . . .
DALE A. STROSCHEIN. .
Class Plays. .
Hi-Lite Staff. .
Student Council. .
Vicking, Editor. .
MARY L. NELSON. . .
Class Plays .... . . 3,4
Girls' State .... .... 3
Hi-Lite Staff .... . . 2,3,4
Royalty Attendent. . . . 2,3
Secretary ...... . 2,4
Softball .......... . . 3
Vice-President ....... . . .3
Viking, Associate Editor ..... 4
RAYMOND V. HICKS
Class Plays ...,.
Royalty Attendent. .
Viking Staff. .
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DALE G. SVENNES. . .
Class Plays. .
Mixed Chorus. .
Student Council. .
Viking Staff. . .
REBECCA F. SCHNOOR. .
Class Plays .......
Hi-Lite Staff ....
Royalty Attendent. .
Vice-President. . .
Viking Staff ....
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Basketball ..... . 1.2.3-4
Class Plays . . . 3.4
Hi-Lite Staff. . . . 3
Royalty Attendant. .
Softball. . . . . . .
Student Council. . .
Track ..... N. .
Viking Staff. . .
MARLYS J. WESTLEY. .
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MERVIN V. MATHISON. .
Basketball. . . . . . . . . 1,Z,3,4
Boys' State. . . . . . 3
Class Plays. . . . 1,Z,3,4
Hi-Lite Staff. . . 3,4
Mixed Chorus. . . . . 4
President ....... . 3,4
Royalty Attendant. . . . . . . 1,4
Student Body President. .
Student Council ......
Viking Staff. . .
Class Plays ...... 3,4
Hi-Lite Staff. .. 2,3
Secretary. . . . .3
viking Staff. . . .4 -
Editing . . .
MAR Y NELSON
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Evelyn Konold, Mary Klapprodt, Sandra. Storry,
Louene Nelson, Loretta Lunden, and Barbara Vik.
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Everett Kannegieter And James Pletcher.
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Junior classmen, who represent N-fe
staff writers for the Viking Press, if
have sponsored many activities dur- N ef f
ing the '53-'54 school year. :'-
Class activities for the event- ' .
filled year began with the presenta- P - - A
tion of the three-act play, "If Mother sr J
Only Knew," which had a two night SS
run in October.
Six of the "staff writers" were
members of the band, and most of
them have participated in chorus
work. A11 the girls were members
of the Hi-Lite staff.
Climaxing the activities was the
Junior-Senior banquet held in May.
Mrs. Mary Gordon, THS English
teacher, served as adviser to the
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Scene from Junior play.
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Year of Reporting . . .
Viking Sophomores have served
as general reporters in preparation
for their more irnportant duties as
upperclassmen next year.
Class members have contributed
their talents to school activities:
one of its members, Robert Hanna,
serving on the first five of the
Viking basketball team. The other
boys served as substitutes in many
The Viking Hi-Litestaff box
lists the Sophomore girls in respon-
Class'sponsor was Mr. W. W.
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Robert and Shirley
discover new places
in World History.
The assembly is
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As Copyreaders . . .
Copyrieaders for the Viking press are
ten Freshmen who have established them-
selves on the press staff.
Though not always in the headlines, the
classrnen have acquainted themselves with
the many aspects of high school life.
Particularly active in all Viking activ-
ities, they have not slighted their subjects
They were first to place a student, Mae
Dearborn, on the "A" honor roll. Carol
Martinson has since achieved this dis-
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Grammar Pupils Are Capable 'Legmen' . . .
Seventh and eighth grade students have been preparing themselves for the duties which
lie ahead of them as high school students. Many of them have already proved themselves
to be capable musicians, athletes, and "reporter-s." fThorvald queries what was so
interesting to look at in the center picturel. TOP ROW: Rose Westley, Barbara DeWa11,
Susan Emerson, Patricia Dailey, JoAnn Bergjord, Sandra Sommervold, and Arlyce
Honor. SECOND ROW: Vincent Plether and Dianne Jorgenson. THIRD ROW: Donna
Kautz. FOURTH ROW: Sophus Mathison, Charles Dailey, Donald Klapprodt, Duane
Mathison, and Dale Kruse.
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Eighteen cubs continued on their way of class work and reporting under the supervision
of Miss Hogie. The middle picture illustrates the alertness which characterizes the eager
group. Individual pictures are of, TOP ROW: fLeft to rightl Joan Bergjord, Janet
Bergjord, Bonnie Kautz, Patricia Ellis, Karen Dailey, .Tudy Storry, and Bonnie Svennes.
SECOND ROW: Cleo Westley, and Karen Moe. THIRD ROW: Jacqueline Jeglum, and Judith
Smith. FOURTH ROW: William Horner, Roger Jorgenson, Allan Martinson, Robert
Vernlund, David Westley, Eugene Estenson, and Carol Kruse.
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Little Cubs Start Reporting . . .
Little Cubs busy themselves getting acquainted
with the machinery of the Viking Press. Their
h enthusiasm and laughter have added much to the
'ii personality of the Viking Press.
TOP ROW: fLeft to Rightl Duane Eastman,
Elaine DeWa1l, Brian Bergjord, Lonnie Danielson,
Harold Erickson, Betty Horner, and Gary Westley
SECOND ROW: Roland Ellis, Joelle Dailey, Keith Sorenson, Eunice
Bergjord, David Sornmervold, Sharon Smith, and David Sorenson.
THIRD ROW: Kathleen Friestad, Linda Robertson, Mary Horner,
David Ellis, Sally Bergjord, Deanna Friestad, and Ruth Budahl.
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Season Strong . . .
Though news stories not often recorded victories for these
Viking cagers, the the team played well under strong com-
petition and show great improvement toward the end of
the Z5 game season. Their work provided the details for
many banner stories.
Shown Above Are:
STANDING: fL.eft to Right, M. Eastman, Coach, W. Thompson,
D. Svennes, I. Pletcher, M. Mathison and C. Oseby.
KNEELING: R. Hanna, G. Hanna, D. St h' ' '
rosc len, E. Kannigieter,
and L.. Nelson.
Starting line-up for the '53-'54
Cagers shown below are:
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R. Nelson, Guard
E. Kannegieter, Guard
D. Stroschein, Center
G. Hanna, Forward
R. Hanna, Forward
M. Eastman, Coach
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Winning fifth percent of their games played were
the Viking "B's" who played the prelims to all
"A" games. These Viking cagers, seven of whom
are underclassmen, show promise of future THS
victories when they find their spots on the regu-
lar line-up. Pictured below are,
BACK ROW: fL.eft to Right, Coach Eastman, M.
Kruse, E. Pletcher, L.. Schnoor, G. Westley,
and I... Mathison. FRONT ROW: M. Mathison,
D. Svennes, C. Oseby, I. Pletcher, and W.
Vi-Kids Assume Athletic Roles . . .
Vi-kid basketball team is composed of boys from the inter-
mediate and grammar grades. The boys, in their new suits
of white satin with orange and black trim, proved to be fine
representatives of the Toronto Grade School. Coaches for
the team were two Seniors, Dale Stroschein and Mervin
Pictured below are,
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Mathison, Dale Kruse,
Billy Horner, and
Seated: David Westley,
Duane Mathison, Donald
Plether and Charles
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for the TGS cheering
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Softball offered a diversion
from press room routine
when school opened last
fall. Games were played
with teams from Astoria,
Brandt and Goodwin.
Boys' Softball C
lub members are pictured below.
fLe-ft to Right, L.. Schnoor, L. Mathison, E. Fletcher
. Mathison, D. Stroschein, D. Svennes, G. Ha
L. Hanson, R. Hanna, C. Oseby, R. Hicks, W. Thompson,
G. Westley, M. Kruse, and L.. Nelson.
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New Uniforms Inspire
Band Members . . .
Highlighting THS band activities for the
year was the purchasing of new uniforms
The group played at all home basketball
games and sponsored a concert in the
spring. Band members are, standing,
fl..eft to Right, .
Shirley Thompson. .
Larry Nelson. . .
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Jean Emerson. .
Eugene Pletcher. .
Sandra Storry. '. . .
Everett Kannegieter . .
Archie N. Hill. . .
Evelyn Konold. .
Loretta Lunden. .
Carol Martins on. .
Louene Nelson. . .
Barbara DeWall. .
Mary Klappr odt. .
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Members, Left, are:
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Larry Nelson, and
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Girls' Glee Club
Girls' Glee Club organized early in the fall with Mrs. Ruth
Robertson as its director. The club offered many fine
selections at various occasions during the year. Pictured ,
above are, BACK ROW, fLeft to Rightl Diann Lunden, Sandra
Storry, Carol Gilbertson, Evelyn Konold, Mary Klapprodt,
Jean Emerson, Loretta Lunden, Wylla Hicks.
FRONT ROW: Mrs. Robertson, Jerry DeWall, Carol
Martinson, Sally Thompson, Shirley Thompson, and Barbara
The SEXTETTE was made up of the Junior girls. Shown
grouped around the piano in the picture below are, fLeft
To Rightl Barbara Vik, Loretta Luden, Evelyn Konold,
Mary Klapprodt, Sandra Storry, and Louene Nelson.
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Vocal Groups Maintained MIXED CHORUS personnel made its first appear-
ance at the school Christmas program in December.
It also entered the music contest at Brookings in
April. Members of the group include, BACK ROW:
fLeft To Rightl Raymond Hicks, Larry Schnoor,
Luther Mathison, Dale Svennes, Glen Hanna, Everett
Kannegieter, James Pletcher, Dale Stroschein,
Mervin Mathison, Eugene Pletcher, Gordon Westley,
Wayne Thompson, and Larry Nelson. MIDDLE ROW: Marvin Kruse, Diann Lunden,
Jerry DeWal1, Sally Thompson, Shirley Thompson, Louene Nelson, Barbara Vik, and
Laddie Hanson. FRONT ROW: Mrs. Ruth Robertson, director: Carol Martinson,
Sandra Storry, Carol Gilbertson, Mary Klapprodt, Evelyn Konold, Jean Emerson,
Loretta Lunden, and Wylla Hicks.
For Viking Personnel . . .
SOLOISTS who represented
Toronto at the Milbank music
contest held February 10,
Everett Kannegieter, Baritone:
Larry Nelson, Tenor: Carol
hiartinson, Soprano: Jerry
DeWa1l, Alto: and Carol
Gilbertson, Mezzo Soprano.
Viking Players Complete F uI1 Season .
"If Mother Only Knew," Junior class play and "The
' Monkey's Uncle,"-Senior class play, were produced
by the Viking players this season. Many of the
players also participated in declamation in the fall
Shown below is the cast of the Junior play which
ll Gordon, directing. '
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I l ' Larry Nelson. . . . .
Mary Klapprodt. .
Loretta Lunden. .
Marvin Kruse. .
Louene Nelson .... . .
Eugene Pletcher. . . . .
Everett Kannegieter. . .
Evelyn Konold . . .
Sandra Storry. . .
James Pletcher. . . . . . .
was held October 15 and 16, -1953, with Mrs. Mary
. Gladys Gooch
Dr. Jeffry Gooch
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DECLAM entrants, in
which all divisions
were represented, were,
BACK ROW: fLeft To
Rightl Sally Thompson,
Mrs. Gordon, Coach,
Mary Klapprodt, and
Eugene Pletcher, and
"The Monkey's Unc1e" was the
Senior class play held in April.
The cast, left, included the
Seniors and three Freshman
girls, Jean Emerson, Diann
Lunden, and Carol Martinson.
BACK ROW: fI..eft to Rightl
Dale Svennes ..... Milo Higgins
Dale Stroschein. . Peverly Carter
Raymond Hicks ...... Billy Bob
Glen Hanna.. . . . .
Mary Nelson. . . .
Mervin Mathison. . . . . .
. Sam Higgins
Marlys Westley. . . . . . . . . .Aunt Dosie
Rebecca Schnoor. . . .Nlinnie Mae Hefferfield
Diann Lunden. .
Jean Emerson. . . . . . . . .
Carol Martinson. .
. . Mrs. Durwood Dufrayne
. Rhonda Yates
. Lili Dalzell
Spotlighted to the left are
three Rreshman girls,
Jean Emerson, Diann
Lunden, and Carol
Martinson, who took im-
portant parts in the
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Yearbook . . .
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ABOVE: FQ txte Editors Mary Klapprodt and Louene N 1
alure Editors Shirley Thompson and .L e son.
LOWER L - Adiqser Mary E. Gordon. oretta Lunden'
EFT. Editor Louene At Work,
Viking Hi-Lite, student edited and produced newspaper,
is one of the chief publications of the Viking Press.
Staff members belong to the SDHSPA and of Quill and
Scroll, national journalism organization. Published
every three weeks, the Hi-Lite serves as a source of re-
porting and interpreting news to the school and commun-
Shown in the cut below are:
STANDING: fL.eft to Rightl Wylla Hicks, Evelyn Konold,
Shirley Thompson, Carol Gilbertson, Jerry DeWall,
Sally Thompson, Sandra Storry, Mary Klapprodt, Loretta
Lunden, Louene Nelson.
SEATED: Mrs. Mary Gordon, Adviser, Dale Stroschein,
Mary Nelson, Mervin Mathison, and Barbara Vik.
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hompson, Je,-ry Dewall
Wyua Hicks, and
Viking Press news editors with the help of "Thorvald,"
their mythical, ever-present newsboy, are responsible
for gathering and editing the material contained in this
book. The group belongs to the SDHSPA and attended
the annual convention held at State College, Brookings,
on October 3.
Shown in the lower photo are, fLeft to Rightl
Rebecca Schnoor. . ...... Grade Editor
Glen Hanna .... ....... S ports Editor
Ray Hicks .... . .Associate Sports Editor
Archie N. Hill. . . .... .... A dviser
Dale Stroschein. . . .... Editor
Marlys Westley. . . . . .Class Editor
Mary Nelson. . . . Associate Editor
Mervin Mathison. . . . . Feature Editor
Dale Svennes. . . Business Manager
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The Viking carnival, held November 6, was a gala affair. Booths
of various kinds were set up to sell the usual carnival concessions.
The main feature of the carnival was the colorful cor onation.
High school royalty included:
BACK ROW: flseft to Rightl Curtis Oseby, Sallie Thompson, Eugene
Pletcher, Dianne Luden, Mervin Mathison and Rebecca Schnoor.
FRONT ROW: David Ellis, James Pletcher fKingl, Loretta Luden
fQueenl and Sharon Smith. -
CENTER: Ruth Budahl.
Was Gala Affair . . .
TOP LEFT: flaeil To
Rightl Sallie Thompson
and Arlyce Horner.
TOP RIGHT: Teachers
Myrtle Hogie and Helen
Grade Royalty, Left, Are,
BACK ROW: Larry
Nelson, Duane Mathison,
Robert Vernlund, fPrince'l,
Judy Storry fPrince-ssl,
Barbara D4-:Wall and
FRONT ROW: David
Somervold, Roland Ellis,
Joelle Dailey and Mary
CENTER: Ruth Budahl,
SCHOOL TO APPEAR
IN .IUBILEE PARADE
Carol Martinson, Miss Toronto of
1954, will appear in Watertown's Dia-
mond Jubilee Parade June 23 and 25.
Miss Martinson won her title by win-
ning over eight other aspirants in a
"Choose Miss Toronto Contest" held
The girls were judged on the basis of
talent and appearance. A corsage and
a trophy were presented Miss Martin-
son. Her big honor will be appearing
in the Jubilee Parade riding in a 1954
Oldsmobile 99 Starfire two-tone green
Her attendants will be Barbara Vik,
who received runners-up, Patty Dailey,
who won third place, and members of
ADDS COLOR TO
Viking Varieties, a faculty sponsored
program of drama and music, added
color and zest to the closing months of
Appearing for the first time in their
new orange and black uniforms, the
THS band provided the musical pre-
lude to the show. The Pest Guest, a
50-minute comedy, was offered by the
faculty with the assistance of four
high school students: Jerry DeWall,
Loretta Lunden, Everett Kannegieter
and Curtis Oseby.
Also appearing on the Varieties
were Diann Lunden and her marimba.
Vocal selections bv Helen Ensberg in-
cluded "Morning" and "The Greatest
Grade Cagers Second
In County Tournament
Runner-up honors were bestowed on
the Toronto Vi-Kid cagers as they
came out second in the Deuel County
Grade Tourney at Clear Lake March 17.
The team won from Goodwin 27-23
in the semi-finals. Gary took the cham-
pionship by beating Toronto 37-17.
Coaches for the Vi-Kids were Dale
Stroschein and Mervin Mathison.
EVELYN KONOLD IS CHOSEN
ALL-STATE STAFF NOMINEE
Evelyn Konold, a THS junior, has
been chosen to represent Toronto High
School as an All-State Staff nominee.
The contest for this honor was between
Evelyn Konold and Louene Nelson, also
a junior. Ten South Dakota high
school journalism students will be
named to the staff. These student re-
porters will cover regular news assign-
ments for South Dakota newspapers at
the SDEA and SDHSPA convention
Viking Press News 1
Toronto High School
May 21, 1954
Held for Eight
Eight seniors donned caps and gowns
and received their diplomas from THS
Thursday, May 20.
Speaker of the evening was Prof.
Stanley Sundet of State college who
spoke on the topic "Today's Unfinished
Task." Valedictorian was Mary Nelson
and Salutatorian was Mervin Mathi-
Baccalaureate services were held at
the Blom Prairie church Sunday, May
16, with Rev. Mathison of Clear Lake
delivering the sermon.
The members of the Class of '54 are
Glen Hanna, Raymond Hicks, Mervin
Mathison, Mary Nelson, R e b e c c a
Schnoor, Dale Stroschein, Dale Sven-
nes and Marlys Westley.
Pressmen Take Interest
In Track Events
Track in Toronto High School took
its place in the activities of the school
along with the other sports.
In the '54 season, 18 'boys reported
for the sport. The team did not par-
ticipate in any regularly scheduled
The grade tracksters participated in
all the events at the Deuel County
Track Meet at Clear Lake May 10.
Mrs. Mary Gsrdon Honored-
In appreciation for her many years
of teaching at Toronto High School, a
special recognition day was held fori
Mrs. Mary Gordon May 12 in the
high school assembly. She was pre-
sented an appropriate gift 'ty the stu-
dents and faculty members.
Mrs. Gordon completed her ninth
year as principal, English, journalism
and dramatics instructor. Next year
she will teach at Gary.
During her years here, she has done
much to improve the school system.
The school newspaper, Viking Hi-lite
which she has advised for many years,
has received first place honor ratings
consistently in Quill and Scroll and
SDHSPA contests. Her declam stu-
dents have brought the school many
honors. Her class plays have always
neared perfection. '
Commenting on Mrs. Gordon's leav-
ing Toronto, Supt. Hill said: "Mrs.
Gordon has always been a master
teacher. Her excellent work in the
classroom and in extra curricular ac-
tivities could be surpassed by very
few. Her iniiuence has spread far and
her work will be long remembered."
.IUNIORS HONOR NEWS
WRITERS AT BAN QUET
"A Moonlight Garden" was the
theme of the junior-senior banquet held
at the Blom Prairie Church in Toronto
April 30. Everett Kannegieter, junior
,class president, served as master of
, ceremonies. The theme was carried out
' in the program, invitations, place cards
' The program consisted of a Welcome
,by Everett Kannegieter, Repsonse by
,Mervin Mathison, Speeches by Supt.
5A. N. Hill, Mrs. Mary Gordon, Loretta
Lunden and Louene Nelson, a solo by
1 Miss Helen Ensberg and a song by the
Mrs. Mary Gordon supervised the
,planning of the banquet.
k Ping-Pong Champs
V THS ping-Dong champs for the year
lwere Evelyn Konold and Mervin Mathi-
son. Tournaments were held in April
lto decide the winners. Runners-up
yhonors went to Carol Mathison and
1 Everett Kannegieter.
l Everyone in school participated in
The annual high school picnic was
held at Lake Kampeska at Water-
'town Wednesday, May 19.
V Girls' wGlee Club rated excellent in
lthe Region III Music Contest held at
l Brookings April 6.
5 The Freshman return party consist-
ing of a wiener roast was enjoyed 'by
the student bodv and faculty on the
.s:hoo1 yard on April 19.
l Mary Nelson and Mervin Mathison
:have been named valedictorian and
i Salutatorian, respectively, of the Class
lof '54. Both Mary and Mervin have
bee? active in all phases of school
Sandra Storry was chosen by the
,Legion Auxiliary of Toronto to repre-
fsent Toronto at Girls' State held at
Mitchell. Everett Kannegieter will
represent Toronto at Boys' State held
Ten Have Perfect Attendance-
l Perfect attendance records were
maintained by ten THS students for
the year. Medals were presented at
,commencement to Geraldine DeWall,
,Jean Emerson, Mary Klapprodt. Diann
- Lunden, Loretta Lunden, Carol Martin-
son, Mary Nelson, Larry Schnoor, Re-
becca Schnoor and Marlys Westley.
Wylla Hicks had a near perfect record
,having been tardy only twice.
Toronto vs. Brandt.
Staying After School Again.
So What '?
Watch That Finger!
What's Your Hurry, Mr. Hill?
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Before we sign "thirty" to this,
the last assignment of the Class of
'54, we wish to extend our gratitude
to those who have helped in the
making of this yearbook. We es-
pecially wish to thank our adver-
tisers and boosters for their gen-
erous support. We are indeed
grateful to Miss Katherine Harkins
who created "Thorvald" for us and
who supervised the art work.
Until the presses roll for another
annual staff---good bye, good luck,
Waiting For Cooler Water.
Not So Loud, Marlys.
Troubles, Everett ?
Who Got One Hundred ?
Who's ln The Doghouse,
Miss Ensberg '?
Our Teaohers Off Duty.
Don't You Dare Put That
This Was "Thirty," Too.
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BANK OF TORONTO
Mr. Frank Olson of the Bank of Toronto, who is also
Treasurer of the local school district, is shown giving
some helpful financial advice to student body president
MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
TORONTO, SOUTH DAKOTA
Sovenson-Hanks Funeral Home
MAURICE E. HANKS
CLEAR LAKE SOUTH DAKOTA
FOR ALL YOUR TRUCKING NEEDS SEE US
The Budahl Bros.
TORONTO, SOUTH DAKOTA
Deuel County Farmers Union
Gasoline Sc Oil - Farm Machinery - Feeds
Toronto, Clear Lake 81 Brandt, S. D.
Clear Lake Plumbing 8. Heating
Geneva Kitchens - Westinghouse Laundries - Water Treatment
Farm Water Systems - Pump Sz Furnace Repairs
Congratulations from - -
Midland National Life Insurance Co
"Your Home Company"
Watertown, S. Dak.
FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR
Grain - Feed - Coal- Seed
Grain Cleaning 85 Treating
Harvey L. Texley, Mgr.
Phone 2391 Toronto, S.D.
Everett Kannegieter makes a purchaset
from Mr. John Skage of the Farmer's Co-
op, one of Toronto's leading business
THOMSEN IMPLEME NT COMPANY
International Harvester Farm Equipment - Refrigeration
Ray Thomsen, Prop.
Phone 34 Hendricks, Minn.
BJORNSRUD FURNITURE 81 FUNERAL SERVICE
Toronto. S. Dak.
Toronto is proud of its fine furniture store. Above is pictured
Mr. O. M. Bjornsrud, its owner,
RED OWL AGENCY
Fruits - Meats - Groceries
Larson Bros. Toronto, S.D.
Sallie Thompson is shown here with Mr.
Milan Larson, of the Toronto Red Owl.
Many THS students find the local Red
Owl a pleasant place to shop.
Groceries - Dry Goods - School Supplies
Buy 8z Save - L. Ensberg, Prop.
Ensberg Fairway Foods is the headquar-
ters for school supplies. Here, Loretta
Lunden makes a purchase from Mr. L. S.
Ensberg, owner of the store and also clerk
of the Toronto School.
THS students go to Shiny's when they
need hardware supplies. To the left is
Eugene Pletcher shown buying supplies
for the Viking Carnival last fall from Shi-
Phone 2411 Toronto, S.D.
Hardware - Heating - Paints
Phone 2481 Toronto, S.D.
OLSON'S DEPT. STORE
Dry Goods - Shoes
Men's dz Women's Wear
"Where Your Home Beginsl'
HENDRICKS FARMERS LUMBER CO.
Phone 67 Hendricks. Minn.
THE SECURIIY NATIONAL BANK
Need A Shave Sz Haircut?
Go To The
O. K. BARBER SHOP
Located Under The Logues Corner
See You Soon Brookings S.D
GEYERMAN'S DAlLEY'S CAFE
Fashions of the Hour Meals - Lunches - Confections
So. Dakotats Only Semi-Weekly
QUICK SERVICE GROCERY
Locker Service - Meats
Elmer Laurer, Prop.
DEXTE R ARTZ
Refrigerated Locker Service
Filter-Soft Water Service
Soft Water Routes Throughout County
Phone 767 Brookings, S.D.
Grain Belt Distributors
Gain Belt Cat
Phone 925 Watertown, S.D.
TRI-COUNTY IMPLEME NT CO. SIVE RSON'S DRUG STORE
Sales Sz Service
Prescriptions Our Specialty
John Deere DeLaval
Phone 2891 Estelline, S.D. 'PF10116 26 H9Hd1'iCkS, Mimi
CHAS. C. SWE NSON
HOFFELT'S DRUG STORE
Brookings, S.D. , .
Phone 45 Hendricks, Minn.
RONNING 8. WOHLSTROM
Estelline, S. D.
Ford - Allis-Chalmers - New Idea
"Your Service Headquarters"
Good Coffee - Meals - Lunches
K W A T
Music Sports Weather News
Mutual Broadcasting System
950 On Your Dial
Watertown, S. D.
"Always the Best in Motion Pictures"
J. E. Willson, Prop. Clear Lake, S.D.
COAST TO COAST STORES
Hardware - Auto Supplies - Paints
Clear Lake, S.D.
FASBENDER 81 EISNACH, INC.
Ford's Sales 8L Service
General Repair Sz Garage Service
Radios Sz Radio Repair
Estelline, S. D.
CLEAR LAKE COURIER
"Read All The News"
Clear Lake, S.D.
CLEAR LAKE BAKERY
Try Our Pies Sz Cakes
Clear Lake, S.D.
THE DEUEL COUNTY BANK
GU NDE RSON 8. GUNDERSON
Phone 115 Clear Lake, S.D
DE LUXE CLEANERS
DeLuxe Care Means Longer Wear
Phone 21 Clear Lake, S D
"Finest In Pastriesv
HOFFELT'S DRUG STORE
Phone 174 Brookings, S.D. Estelline, S.D.
Horological Institute of America
Washington D. C.
Phone 4 Brookings, S.D.
Estelline, S. D. Don Klabunde
COMMUNITY OIL CO. BROOKINGS MUSIC STORE
Phone 551 222 Main
"Everything In Musicw
Robert L. Madson, Prop.
Phone 999 308 Main Ave.
RAY'S DRUG STORE
Phone 345 Brookings, S.D.
You Buy for Less At
COAST TO COAST STORES
Because We Buy for Less
Everything for the Fsrm. Home, Car
GRAFF MOTOR SUPPLY
PARENTEAU 8. HOFFELT
DR. P. E. HERMANSON
WE WISH TO THANK THE ADVERTISERS
FOR HELPING MAKE THIS BOOK
OTTERDAHLS GROCERY Sz LOCKER SERVICE, Astoria, S D
CITY MEAT MARKET, Hendricks, Minn.
THOMSEN SALES Sz SERVICE, Hendricks, Minn
DEGN E PLUMBING Sz HEATING, Hendricks, Minn.
HOME BAKERY, Canby, Minn.
REXALL DRUG, Canby, Minn.
WHITE LEADER, White, S.D.
ART DOKKIN TRUCKING, Toronto, S.D.
BROOKINGS CLINIC, Brookings, S.D.
BEN FRANKLIN, Brookings, S.D.
KEITH'S CLOTHING, Clear Lake, S.D.
RALPH'S CAFE Sz HOTEL, Clear Lake, S.D.
DR. L. G. VANDERBUSH, Dentist, Clear Lake, S.D.
LOUCKS-OVIATT-BRADSHAW, Lawyers, Watertown,
GAMBLES, Watertown, S.D.
G. A. ROGERS, Astoria, S.D.
RAY DE WALL, Standard Oil, Toronto, S.D.
GAMBLE'S STORE, Estelline, S.D.
DR. A. H. MAE, Dentist, Brookings, S.D.
SWAN EE HOTEL, Brookings S.D.
JACK'S BARBER SHOP, Brookings, S.D.
JACKSON 'S JEWELRY STORE, Brookings, S.D.
CLEAR LAKE BEAUTY SHOP, Clear Lake, S.D.
A. H. LAWRENCE, Dentist, Brookings, S.D.
RALPH NELSON, Toronto,
GRAYS STUDIO, Brookings, S.D.
Complirnents of A FRIEND
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