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THE CONCORDIAN "Barefoot In Athens" Staged Again Tonight Volume XLV Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, Friday, May 7, 1954 No. 27 "Barefoot In Athens" goes on stage at 8 again tonight in the Old Main Theater. The play begins with Socrates in his home with his family. Men Church, High School Choirs Invade Cobberdom For Festival By Viola Christiansen Another art exhibit goes on dis-play in Berg Art Center today to open Concordia's second an-nual May Festival. Featured are works by alumni and present stu-dents. The festival continues through the weekend with band and cho-ral events and the final perform-ance of "Barefoot in Athens." Kurt Wycisk, campus music man-ager, is general chairman. Exhibits from the Fargo, Moor-head and other high schools in the surrounding area will be on <iisplay Thursday, Friday and Saturday.. All other works of art will be on display throughout the summer. Among the alumni artist? are John Sampson, Edmore, N. D.. and Charles Beck, Fergus Falls, who have both recently had their paintings exhibited in various art galleries throughout the country; Norma Sanden and Diane Milne, commercial artists for Hallmark cards; Ardis Thvedt, Curtis Hahn, Gale Mitchell, Elmer Halvorsen and Garland Lochren, art instruc-tors at various institutions. There are also a numbei of housewives who are including Benton, Park Rapids, Columbia Heights, Walker, Granite Falls, East Grand Forks, Staples, May-ville, Grafton and Enderlin have been invited to participate in the festival on Saturday. At a choral concert at 3:30 selections will be heard by the individual choirs as well as combined choirs. The con-cert will be under the direction of Prof. Paul J. Christiansen. Solo choirs and combined choirs, again directed by Mr. Christiansen, will present a propram Sunday afternoon at 3:S0. The church choirs par-ticipating in this concert are from Granite Falls, East Grand Forks, Thief River Falls, Bag-ley, Valley City, Grafton, En-derlin, and choirs from Trinity, Church of the Good Shepherd and First Lutheran churches. The Concordia Concert Choir will sing a few numbers both days. The band, directed by Prof. Leif Christianson, will play a concert at 1:30 p. m. on Satur-day. Syttende Mai Plan Calls For Royalty some of their works in the ex- . . _ hibit. They are Beverly Enck- And Entertainment son McGee, Minneapolis; Miranda Thompson Marden, Detroit Lakes; Joyce Kvallen Carlson, Sidney, Mont.; Joyce Elmquist Eidbo, Moorhead, and Dagny Haugrud Billingham, Albuquerque, N. M. Pastors represented are Fred Dommer, Butte, Mont.; Arne Kvaalen, Timber Lake, S. D.; Miles Stenshoel, Cheyenne Wells, LEARNING that the Athenians wish to condemn him for mislead-ing: the Athenian youth, Socrates (Jim Haugre) receives solace from his not-so-loving wife, Xantlppe (Ruth Senstad). Together they dream of happier days gone by. of the government come to ac-cuse him of teaching a wrong philosophy of life and thereby leading men astray. The big scene comes at the trial where Socrates is to de-fend his theories of democra-cy. Bather he puts his accusers on the defensive and ends by accusing them. He is condemned and put in prison. His friends try to buy his way out, but Socrates re-tuses as he sees only the life of a slave if he goes. Freedom is more important than life to Socrates, death will be his freedom. Jim Hauge plays th~e role of Socrates. Supporting roles are played by Ruth Anne Seustsd as Xantippe, the wife of Socra-tes; Ronald Gandrud as Critias, and Arlya Kjos as Theodoto, Jerry Hanson, 0 Clair Haugen, John Doyle, Peter Westrum, John Hanson, Donald Workentine, Nor-man Aarestad, Lowell Larson, Robert Foster, John Gjevre, Myrle Olson, Carmen Peterson, John Dolven and Arloe Alme round out the cast. Behind the scenes we have as committee heads Marilyn Oien, costumes; Arlene Dlppe, make-up, latest method; Joy Anderson, sets; Marilyn Olson, student director; Dolcye Tor-gerson, properties. Miss Everson is the director of this spring production. After doing much research in Athenian architecture, the set committee reports that the sets are plain and as authentic as pos-sible. Colo,; Erling Erickson, Lem-mon, S. D.; Howard Sortland, Mora, Minn. Miss Elizabeth Strand, art in-structor at Concordia, and one service man, Karl Christiansen, will also be represented. Hours for the art exhibit are from 1 to 5 p. m. daily, 2 to 5 p. m. Sundays and 7 to 9 p. m. Tuesday evenings. High School choirs from Lake Eliason, Rich Earn Honors Syttende Mai plans are under-way and the dates will be May 15 and 16, reports general chair-man, Marian Aarsby. O-chair-men are Beverly Bergh and Row-land Chandler. Other committee heads are Inez Stenerson, special dances; Julian Erickson, ticket sales; Sharon Gronbeck, smorgasbord arrangements; Mavis Sunde, dec-orations; Harvey Anderson, gen-eral arrangements; Leatrice An-derson, costumes; Phyllis Grims-rud, publicity. Festivities begin at 3:30 Satur-day when the faculty and stu-dents match wits in a softball game that should prove exciting. Saturday evening will be an imaginary "evening in Norway" with square dancing, and the crowning of King Eric and Queen Inga on the lawn north of Old Main. Tentative plans are being made for a Smorgasbord (heap lot of lO NPH/P food) at noon on Sunday. At 2:30 Senate Endorses Patron Program The 1953-'54 student senate made its last meeting this week one of the most important ever held, by voting to get behind a stewardship program for Concor-dia that seems destined to end financial worries once and for all. Unanimously passed was a mo-tion that each member of this senate go back to the organiza-tion he represents and present the program as it was outlined by Edward Larson, director of stew-arship for the college. The plan is simply this: to encourage a very large number of people to include Concordia Quamme Chosen in their private stewardship plans each year from now on. Larson made it clear what such a program would do for Concor-dia. "Let's do a little dreaming," he said. "Suppose 10,000 ^ people did become regular patrons of the college. If they averaged just $15 in their yearly gift, Concor-dia would have an income of $150,000 per year." However the stewardship direc-tor's • attitude during the entire discussion was one of inquiry rath-er than a promoter of the plan. He said his purpose in appearing before the senate was "to present the thinking" of college officials for consideration of the student body. Eliason Rich Morton Eliason and Lyle Rich have been named valedictorian and salutatorian of the class of '54. Eliason, who is from Moorhead, is majoring in chemistry and mi-noring in math. He is a mem-ber of the Mondamin literary so-ciety, president of the Alpha so-ciety and past president of Mu Pi Gamma. He has been awarded a $1500 plus tuition scholarship for grad-utae work in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin next year. Hannaford, N. D., is the home town of Rich who has been stu-dent body president during the past year. A member of the Athenians, he is majoring in Eng-lish and philosophy and rnlnoring In classics. He is a member of the con-cert choir and will enter the seminary next fall. a special program will be pre-sented in the Gym. Afterwards there will be a student art ex-hibit at the art center. Sunday afternoon has also been set as open house day for all the dorms. Wilhelm M. Morgenstierne, the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, will be on campus May 17, the Norwegian national holiday. He will speak on "The Role of Norway in Today's World" at 8 p. m. in the Fieldhouse. NSA To Meet At Macalester "Students in the Educational Community" is the theme of the Minnesota Regional National Stu-dents Association meet to be held at Macalester College in St. Paul, May '7-9. Warren Tovson, Roger Swen-son, Alvin Traaseth, Emily Iver-son, Dennis Falk, Charles Nor-quist, Kay Haugen, Esther Gron-hovd, Alvin Erickson, Marian Aarsby and Peter Ristuben are the Cobber representatives. Featured speakers are Dr. E. G. Williamson, Dean of Students of the University of Minnesota, and Val Bjornson, treasurer of Minnesota. Therp will be six Richard Quamme, a junior from Bismarck, N. D., has been cho-sen to serve as the student mis-sionary for the Northwest Angle this summer. Quamme is the third Cob-ber to serve these people who reside in the northernmost tip of Minnesota and the United States. Last year Elwood Skarpness was the missionary and the year before Dennis Stutrucl held the post. In a statement prepared for publication, Quamme said: "The North-w e s t Angle project is a stu-dent undertak-ing. A student missionary i s selected and sent to that neglected area w i t h student financial back-i n g. I am thrilled to have the privilege of being the missionary this summer. "In order that I might labor effectively for Christ, I will need your continued support through prayer. Please pray regularly for this mission and for your missionary, that every ounce of effort might be expend-ed to the glorification of our Savior, Jesus Christ." INSTALLATION of the new Student Association officers is scheduled for Wednesday eve-ning at 6:45 on the terrace of FJelstad Hall. A one-half hour band con-cert will precede the installa-tion. Retiring president Lyle Rich will preside. Alpha Society Accepts Six Computed scholastic averages have revealed that three seniors and three juniors are eligible for membership in the Alpha Society, local scholastic honor organiza-tion. Membership is open to students who have earned at least eighty-five per cent of the total number of possible honor points in their courses by the end of the first se-mester of their junior year or any time thereafter. The new members are Tho-mas Natters tad, Glenn Schroe-der and Helen Smith, seniors; and Phyllis Burgess, James Nar-veson and Alice Page, Juniors. Students who were admitted last year include seniors Morton Citing: the tremendous sup-port students at Valparaiso and Dartmouth Universities have given similar programs at their schools, Larson said that his office in the basement of Old Main is ready to talk with any Cobber who will take patron cards with him this summer and talk to people about giving to Concordia. It was pointed out that Con-cordia would have its 10,000 pa-trons by next year if 1,000 stu-dents contacted 10 people each this summer. If such a thing happened, Con-cordia students would in effect have built the new library which must be built next fall. Concluding his presentation, Larson urged that "It isn't that Concordia is in need, but that people of this area need Con-cordia and the products of Christian education, the stu-dents who graduate." In other actions, the senate 1* Appropriated $1,000 for the purchase of machines to aid the remedial reading room; 2. Recommended to the new student government that a frosh directory be published as soon as possible next fall with an editor and staff in charge, and 3. Approved plans to bring a foreign student to Concordia next year and pay practically all of his expenses. Seniors Choose Eagle Bay Lodge For Class Outing Eagle Bay Lodge, which is nine miles north, of Park Rapids on highway 71, is due for an inva-sion by a group of seniors from Concordia next weekend. The occasion is the annual sen-ior outing and this year the dates of May 14, 15 and 16 have been-set aside. The lodge has accommodations Eliason, Ralph Hoppe, Marilyn for nearly 100 persons but only Oien, Lyle Rich, Borghild Scho- about 50 seniors have signed up berg and Helen Skatet. for the excursion as of today.
|Description||The Concordian Student Newspaper began publication in 1920. This collection includes all issues of the paper from 1920-present and serves as an excellent resource to understand the history and life of Concordia College.|
|Date of Original||1954-05-07|
|Organization Name||Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.)|
|Publisher||Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.)|
|Repository Institution||Concordia College Archives|
|Repository Collection||Concordian Student Newspaper|
|Rights Management||Copyright owned by Concordia College.|
|Credit Line||Concordian Student Newspaper Collection, Concordia College Archives.|
|Date of Original||1954-05-07|
"Barefoot In Athens"
Staged Again Tonight
Volume XLV Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, Friday, May 7, 1954 No. 27
"Barefoot In Athens" goes on
stage at 8 again tonight in the
Old Main Theater.
The play begins with Socrates
in his home with his family. Men
Church, High School Choirs
Invade Cobberdom For Festival
By Viola Christiansen
Another art exhibit goes on dis-play
in Berg Art Center today
to open Concordia's second an-nual
May Festival. Featured are
works by alumni and present stu-dents.
The festival continues through
the weekend with band and cho-ral
events and the final perform-ance
of "Barefoot in Athens."
Kurt Wycisk, campus music man-ager,
is general chairman.
Exhibits from the Fargo, Moor-head
and other high schools in
the surrounding area will be on