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VOLUME xxn. CONOORDIA COLLEGE, MOORHEAD, MINN., FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1931. Number 12, CONCORDIA CHOIR IS HAVING SUCCESSFUL TOUR, REPORTS SHOW Appreciative Audience Welcomes Choir at First Concert In Staples, Minn. Duluth Critics Laud Work of H. W. Monson Rev. Dahlen Praises Choir Dur-ing Visit at Clormet". Minn., In Second Concert Coaches Place Halmrast, Hilde, Moran On All-Confernce Quint; Journal Honors Lee "Herman W. Monson. director of the Concordia choir of Moorhead, is coming into his own in Duluth as far as appreciation is concerned," Clara Stocker, music critic, wrote in the March 2nd edition of the Duluth News Tribune, following a concert before an audience of 1.000 perrons. Such are the reports returning to the office of Arthur O. Wigdahl. choir "business manager, from the choir, which sings today at Forest City, Iowa, while on their tour through three states. Tentative plans for an additional concert at St. Olaf college at North-field, Minn., following the Minneapo-lis appearance next Sunday are now under way, according to Mr. Wigdahl. The choir would go to St. Olaf next Monday instead of going to Moor-head as was at first intended and would then return here on Tuesday. First Concert Successful In their first concert at Staples two weeks ago this evening, the singers were met by an appreciative audience and presented a program which received the applause of its hearers. While in Staples the choir was entertained at dinner by the Lu-theran Ladies aid. Cloquet, Minn., was the second stop, and there the members were guests at a reception, were taken on a sight-seeing tour, and were gener-ally entertained during the day. In the evening a packed house greeted Dirctor Monson and his singers. Accmplished Purpose Rev. Magnus A. Dahlen, pastor at Cloquet, in a letter to President J. N. Brown following the appearance of the choir there, wrote, in part. " I want to say that the choir accomp-lished its greatest purpose, and that is to touch and move the hearts of men. Concordia won many friends in Cloquet over the week end But not only did the school win friends—but the singers brought brought folks here closer to Christ. (Continued on page 4) CONGRATULATIONS ARE SENT TO CONCORDIA Prominent Men Laud Outstand-ing Record Attained by Cage Squad This Year Letters from a number of Concordia friends have been received by Pres. J. N. Brown congratulating the col-lege and the basketball squad for the outstanding record they have attained during the past season. Among the letters received are those from Pre's. George Sverdrup of Augsburg semio-ary, Minneapolis, and from W. P. Chesnut, secretary of the Fargo Chamber of Commerce. • "We want to take this opportunity to extend the greetings of this or-ganization and compliments to your institution," writes Mr. Chesnut, "for the wonderful record they made in winning the conference championship in basketball. You are entitled to much commendation for this event. '<It brings quite an honor to this section of the Northwest and your friends in Fargo are vitally interested in your succesB." President Sverdrup said, "I wish to congratulate you and Concordia col-lege upon the splendid record made by your basketball team this season. It is not often that a team goes through a hard schedule with victor-ies only. Your team richly deserves the championship which falls to it as a reeult of this fine record." Fans Celebrate As Team "Lays Cornerstone" in Title Structure Celebrations may not always be essential to the laying of cor-nerstones but at any rate it was a celebration which followed the Concordia victory over Hamline February 28—described by one of the speakers as "the cornerstone in a perfect structure.*' Composed of niao consecutive victories, this structure was built by Coach Frank Cleve and ten young Cobber men to house the Min-nesota State College championship. Natural, it was then, that sttf-dents and other followers of Concordia athletics should gather to celebrate the completion of the task so well done. Though the admiration felt for that victory town was revealed in tho solemnly respectful spirit that prevailed, a more concrete and lasting evidence of the happy sentiments was given in the presenta-tion of the basketball trophy on the part of the administration and gold basketballs by the student body. Expressions of justifiable pride and gratitude were also given by representatives of civic, educational, and student groups while responses were given by Coach Cleve and members of the squad. "Fifteen big ones" brought the program to a successful termi-nation. TWO DEBATES TO BE HERE THIS EVENING Augsburg and Mayville Teachers Will Furnish Opposition for C. C. Teams As The Concordian goes to press news is received that the ladies' debate scheduled with Augsburg college for this evening has been postponed until March 20. Augsburg college Minneapolis, and the Mayville State Teachers1 college will meet the women's and men's de-bate teams, respectively, at Concordia college this evening, according to Dean Paul Rasmussen. Helen Pederson, Ada, and Lois Haatvedt, Fargo, will uphold the af-firmative against Augsburg college when they debate the unemployment insurance question. Leonard Eid, Lloyd Mostrom and Osrbome Kolden will meet the debate team from May-ville State Teachers' college this eve-ning on the Free Trade question. In a decision debate the Concordia college negative team consisting of Arnold Hagen, Merrill Distad, and Paul Anderson lost to the team from Augustana college at Sioux Falls, S. 0., on March 7, debating the Pi Kap-pa Delta question of Free Trade*. At Barnesvillo a Concordia team met the University of North Dakota on this same question. Faculty Club Hears Talk By Hjelmstad Prof. J. H. Hjelmstad spoke at the last meeting of the Faculty club Wed-nesday, February 25. He spoke on "Business Cycles," dealing mainly with periods of economic depression. The musical part of the program consisted of group singing. Miss Frida Nilsen was chairman of tho serving committee. She was as-sisted by Mrs. Thomas Burgess, Mrs. Herman Monson, and Miss Mary An-derson. NOTED VIOLINIST TO PLAY HERE MARCH 24 Societies Plan Joint Party Saturday Eve. Plans are being made for a point Nu Sigma Rho and Delta Rho party to be held Saturday evening, March 14w Hazel Krogstad, Mclntosh, Minn., and Elton Strand, Moorhead, are on the general arrangements committee. Mildred Olson, Mahnomen, Minn., and Evangeline Morten son, Williston, N. D., have, charge of refreshments. Adelyno Miller, Mil nor, N. D., is chairman of the property committee. Boris Koutzen, Russian Artist, Is Also Well Known As Composer Boris Koutzen, violinist, will be presented at Concordia college on March 24 as the fourth number of the Concordia college artist course. Mr, Koutzen was born in Russia where at the age of eleven he made his first public appearance. He was then proclaimed to be one of the com-ing great violinists. A long series of events finally brought him to America where he again is being acclaimed as an extraordinarily gifted artist Besides being an exceptionl violin-ist, Mr. Koutzen is a composer whose works brought him recognition and tribute. One of his important com-positions has been played by re-nowned orchestras: the Philadelphia orchestra and the San Francisco Sym-phony orcehstra. His program will include some of his compositions as well as severa other compositions for the playing of which he is famous. Two Society Groups Will Hold Banquets Saturday, April 11 Two society banquets have been scheduled for Saturday evening, April 11. The Nu Sigma Rho and the Delta Rho societies and the Al-pha Kappa Chi and the Mondamin societies are the groups that have designated this date for their an-nual joint banquets. Esther Rugland, Moorhead, and Ove Evans, Dccorah, Iowa, will head the general arrangements committee for the Nu Sigma Rho and Delta Rho banquet. Other members of that committee are Bermco Styve, McVille, N. D.; Vil-gard Daehlin. Moorhead; and Alice Hooverson, Moorhead. Ruth Oson, Clearbrook, Minn., and Marvin Vollom, Erskine, Minn., will head the general arrangements committee for the Alpha Kappa Chi and the Mondamin banquet. Other members of the committee are Inez Wambheim, Hatton, N. D., Kathryn Cowan, Leeds, N. D. DELTA RHO MEMBERS BANQUET FRESHMEN Elton Strand acts as Toast master at Dinner in Com-stock Dining Hall New members of the Delta Rho lite-rary society were guests of the old members at a dinner given March 7 a the Comstock hotel. Elton Strand o Moorhead acted as Toastmaeter. Everett Westrum of Glondive, Mont, welcomed the new members. Following this talks were given by Prof. A- M. Sattre, Delta Rho advisor, and Arthur Wigdahl, alumni member. Earl Moran and Donald Hilde of Moorhead, Ruben Trom, of Kindred, N^ D., and Norbert Mathees of Good-hue, Minn., gave impromptu talks on behalf of the freshmen members. During the dinner, a three piece orchestra played. Members of the orchestra were Eugene Vaatveit and Milton Vaatveit of Mclntosh, Minn., and Hans Grondahl of Maddock, N. D. Youngdahl and Peterson Com-plete Coaches' First All-star Aggregation Three members of the Concordia championship basketball team, name ly, Captain Clifford Halmrast, Don aid Hilde, and Earl Moran, were given berths on the Minnesota- State College all-conference quintet in the coaches selections last week to make it the first time in the history of the league that any one school has placed threo men on the first five. A fourth Cobber basketeer, George Lee, wa: honored by Halsey Hall who placed him on the Minneapolis Journal my thical team in place of Moran. Halmrast and Hilde were placed a forwards and Moran was picked aj a guard by the coaches. Rube Young-dahl of Gustavus Adolphus was un-animous choice for center while Bpn ny Peterson of Macalester was cho sen as a mate for Moran*, Clever Cagers This combination would bring to gether a group of as cool, clever, fast breaking cagemen as ever made a de but on any court. In Hilde and Halm-rast vthere would be a pair of for-wards with speed, drive, and uncanny basket-toss ing ability. Although this is Pat Hilde's first conference season he was declared by the majority of sport writers of the northwest as the best man of the league. While in high school he also received all-state mention. The Cob-ber captain, who haff played but three years for the Maroon and Gold, won a place on the all-star five for the third time in as many years with his versatile, yet consistent, performance. Have Leading Scorers Youngdahl at center would give the quint the tipoff and also the leading (Continued on page 4) Concordia Choir To Sing In Home Church As the homecoming concert of tho fifteen hundred mile tour through Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, the Concordia choir will api-pear at the First Methodist Episco-pal church of Fargo 8:16 p. nt, Fri-day, March 27, according to an an-nouncement made today by Arthur 0. Wigdahl, business manager of the organization. The Moorhead concert will be given on Palm Sunday, March 29, at Trinity church and comes as a climax to a series of 6 o'clock con-certs given by various organiza-tions. The Concordia chorus will sponsor the Moorhead appearance while in Fargo the concert is to be under the auspices of • the men's class of that church. Local and neighboring choirs may attend the concerts in body, Mr. Wigdahl said ,and urges that the choirs get in touch with him for reservations. STUDENTS UNION TO HOLD CONVENTION AT CONCORDIA COLLEGE Joseph Langemo Gives Report Of Recent Meeting Held at St. Paul Seminary Solveig Torvik Is Elected Vice Pres, "Facing the Faith" Is Theme for Inspiration Discussion at Convention CONCORDIA STUDENTS ATTEND CONVENTION FROM MARCH 5 TO 8 FIVE COBBERS ATTEND MINNESOTA PLAY DAY Delegation of Five Attend An-nual Meeting of L. S. A. A. In St. Cloud Gustavus Adolphus Acts Host Annual W. A. A. Convention As Five Concordia delegates attended the Minnesota Play Day sponsored by the Women's Athletic association at Gustavus Adolphus college at St. Peter, Minn., on March 7, represent-ing the Women's Athletic association of Concordia college. First prize was awarded St. Olaf college for attendance, sixty-two dele-gates coming from that institution. The University of Minesrota was next with forty-two delegates. Concordia college had the smallest number but were lauded because they had the greatest distance. Each girl was registered for parti-cipation in a certain sport on Sat-urday afternoon. At the banquet held in the evening Ruth Bruer spoke on behalf of the Concordia delegation. Representatives from the following schools also spoke: Carleton college, St, Olaf college; St. Catherine's; Uni-versity of Minnesota, Gustavus Adolphus, Augsburg, and Hamline. Delegates from Concordia were: Thelma Johnson, Litchfield, Minn.; Ruth Bruer, Alberta, Minn.; Ruth Ol-son, Clearbrock, Minn.; Ruth Rug-land, Moorhead; and Esther Rugland, Moorhead. Original Society Play Contest Will Be Held March 21 Announcement has been made that the.women's inter-society play contest will be held on March 21. All plays entered in tho contest have been writ-ten by members of the literary socie-ties. Prof. J. A. Holvik way selected by the intersociety council as critic for the plays. This will be the fourth year that such a contest has taken place at Concordia col lego. It was disconti-nued last year after having been con-ducted for three successive years. Although no definite date has been set for the intersociety oratorical and declamatory contest it is believed that it will be held the first week in April. There will be two divisions, the ora-torical division and the humorous or dramatic division. Each society is permitted one entrant in this conteta> Varsity debaters are eliminated from the oratorical contest. Decision to continue the support of the Russian seminary at Leningrad, Russia, tho maintenaince of scholar-ships for students in India, the strengthening of local L. S. A. A. groups, and the spiritual life among the students of the college campuses was made at the Lutheran Student's association convention held at the Bethlehem English Lutheran church at St. Cloud, Minn., from March 6 to 8 under the auspices of the St Cloud Teachers' college which five delegates from Concordia college attended. Inez Wambheim of Hatton, N. D., was elected secretary of the executive board consisting of old and now ad-visors and officers of the L. S. A. A. which met on Sunday to make plans for the training camp to be held at Lake Minnetonka on April 25 and 26. Christian Lystig of Chetefc, Wis^ was named on the board of resolutions for the association. Delegates who attended the confer-ence were Marie Grimsrud, Clifford Brenna, Christian Lystig, Orlean Rue, and Inez Wambheim. Miss Anna Jordahl accompanied the delegates to the convention. LETTERMEN PLAN TO HOLD BANQUET SOON De Los Williams Heads Com-mittee On Arrangements; Will Also Act as Toastmaster De Los Williams, Lidgerwood, N. D., is chairman of the general arrange-ments for the Lettermen's banquet to be held on March 27. As president of the Lettermen's club, Mr. Williams will also serve as toastmaster for the occasion. Tho following committees have been appointed: decoration, Clifford Halmrast, DeLamere, N. D.; Arnold Erickson, Moorhead, and Paul Figen-shau, East Grand Forks, Minn.; pro-gram, Georgo Lee, International Falls, Minn.; Ferdinand Anderson, Moor-head, and Alton Storarlee, Ada, Minn. Concordia Choir Breezettes Special to The Concordian People thought so much of the bas-ketball heroes at the time of our go-ing that we thought nobody cared a hoot about us. But the band did give a few hoots and we left). Why the yellow-topped busses? "Gentlemen prefer blondes." On the first jump to Staples, Leon pulled out fifty cents, and Johnny, with a pitiful, pennilesB look on his face, said, "Oh, I forgot mine."At Clouqet, they gave us a picnic lunch among the pines, a trip through the paper mill, a genuine Cobber banquet, and the city, which we gave back after having had a pleasant stay in it Mrs. Monson promises a party to those who keep free from colda on the trip. The party is going to be ex-clusive. Even the director is elimin-ated. But the unfortunates, not to be oufc-partied, are having one at which refreshments will be pancakes and cough syrup. Some of the men looked like pros-pective House of Daviders for a time, but we got the full house, and a good shave was enjoyed by all. As a parting note we wish to say that we're all still standing up for Concordia, and cheering too. Believe it or not the choir some yells for the Lions after they'ed eaten in the Lion's den at Spooner. And at Coon Valley, Wis., several members sang "Stand Up and Cheer" from the top of a bluff,, Oh, there's music in the air as the choir breezes alo*f. Concordia college will be host next year of the annual convention of the Lutheran Student's union and the Press conference which was held thii year at the Luther Theological semi-nary in St Paul, February 27 to March 1, according to a statement made by Joseph Langemo in a talk given in chapel on March 9. Solveig Torvik of Fort Dauphin, Madagascar, was elected vice-presi-dent of the Lutheran Student's union at the business meeting held on Feb-ruary 28. Carl Hanson, a student of the seminary was elected president of the group. Other officers elected were Esther Pederson of St. Olaf col-lege, secretary; and Reuben Talle, Luther college, treasurer. Rev. Roe Introduces Them Tho convention theme "Facing the Faith" was introduced by Rev. Kel-mer E. Roe of Luther college in his address, "Faith in -the Bible as the Word of God and the Final Authority of Faith" at 7:30 p. m. Saturday^ On Saturday morning, Prof. Theo-dore Huggenvik, professor of Religion at St. Olaf college, addressed the dele-gates on the subject, "Faith in Christ as Our Only Redeemer," Dr. T. E. Gullixson, president of the seminary spoke on "Faith in the Forgivenesi of Sins and Sonship with God," and Dr. C. W. Landahl, China, spoke on "Faith in the Fellowship in HU Ser-vice." That evening Rev. N. M. Yl-visaker, secretary of the Young Peo-ple's Luther League discussed, "Faith in the Future of the Lutheran church." Services at Hope Church On Sunday, March 1, convention services were held at Hope Lutheran church. Rev. H. J. Glenn of Sioux Falls, S. D-, preached the sermon. In the afternoon a concert was presented by the Luther Seminary Glee Club. The convention was concluded on Sunday evening with Rev. Weswig of the seminary as the speaker. Hit topic was "Faith in the Qlory of Christian Hope," At the Press conference held in conr nection with the Lutheran Student's Union convention at Luther seminary on February 27, The Concordian was rated second in the scoring of the church college newspapers. Of * possible 1000 points The Concordian received 734. The Manitou Mes-senger of St. Olaf college received first and tho Luther College Chips of Luther college received third. The papers were scored by Professor OI1- son of the journalistic department of the University of Minnesota. Overby Press Chairman Kermit Overby, editor of The Con-cordian was chairman of the meeting which opened at 10:30 a-, m.f Febru-ary 27. Randolph E. Haugan, man-ager of the Augsburg Publishing House of Minneapolis was the prin-cipal speaker and his subject was "Facing the Faith in our Editorial Policy from the viewpoint of an alumnus." Joseph Langemo, Edinburgh, N. D., Solveig Torvik, Fort Dauphin, Mada-gascar, Ralph Johnson, Crosby, N. D., and Loyal Rud, Mondovi, Wis>, were delegates' to tho L. S. U. convention while Mr. Overby represented The Concordian at the Press conference. Paul Anderson Will Represent Concordia At Oratory Contest Paul Anderson of Greenbush, Finn*, will represent Concordia college at tho annual contest of the Oratorical Association of Lutheran colleges to be held at Augsburg college on April 10 with his oration on the subject of in-tercollegiate athletics. Last year at the contest held at Luther college in Decorah, Iowa, Mr. Anderson won first place with his ora-tion, "Press Despotism." The association was organized two years ago. Members of the organi-zation are Gustavus Adolphus, St Peter, Minn.; Augsburg college, Min-neapolis-; Augustana college, Sioux Falls, S. D,; St. Olaf college North-field, Minn.; and Concordia college.
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|Date of Original||1931-03-13|
|Organization Name||Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.)|
|Publisher||Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.)|
|Repository Institution||Concordia College Archives|
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|Date of Original||1931-03-13|
VOLUME xxn. CONOORDIA COLLEGE, MOORHEAD, MINN., FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1931. Number 12,
CONCORDIA CHOIR IS
TOUR, REPORTS SHOW
Appreciative Audience Welcomes
Choir at First Concert
In Staples, Minn.
Duluth Critics Laud
Work of H. W. Monson
Rev. Dahlen Praises Choir Dur-ing
Visit at Clormet". Minn.,
In Second Concert
Coaches Place Halmrast, Hilde, Moran On
All-Confernce Quint; Journal Honors Lee
"Herman W. Monson. director of
the Concordia choir of Moorhead, is
coming into his own in Duluth as far
as appreciation is concerned," Clara
Stocker, music critic, wrote in the
March 2nd edition of the Duluth
News Tribune, following a concert
before an audience of 1.000 perrons.
Such are the reports returning to the
office of Arthur O. Wigdahl. choir
"business manager, from the choir,
which sings today at Forest City,
Iowa, while on their tour through
Tentative plans for an additional
concert at St. Olaf college at North-field,
Minn., following the Minneapo-lis
appearance next Sunday are now
under way, according to Mr. Wigdahl.
The choir would go to St. Olaf next
Monday instead of going to Moor-head
as was at first intended and
would then return here on Tuesday.
First Concert Successful
In their first concert at Staples
two weeks ago this evening, the
singers were met by an appreciative
audience and presented a program
which received the applause of its
hearers. While in Staples the choir
was entertained at dinner by the Lu-theran
Cloquet, Minn., was the second
stop, and there the members were
guests at a reception, were taken on
a sight-seeing tour, and were gener-ally
entertained during the day. In
the evening a packed house greeted
Dirctor Monson and his singers.
Rev. Magnus A. Dahlen, pastor at
Cloquet, in a letter to President J. N.
Brown following the appearance of
the choir there, wrote, in part. "
I want to say that the choir accomp-lished
its greatest purpose, and that
is to touch and move the hearts of
men. Concordia won many friends
in Cloquet over the week end
But not only did the school win
friends—but the singers brought
brought folks here closer to Christ.
(Continued on page 4)
SENT TO CONCORDIA
Prominent Men Laud Outstand-ing
Record Attained by Cage
Squad This Year
Letters from a number of Concordia
friends have been received by Pres.
J. N. Brown congratulating the col-lege
and the basketball squad for the
outstanding record they have attained
during the past season. Among the
letters received are those from Pre's.
George Sverdrup of Augsburg semio-ary,
Minneapolis, and from W. P.
Chesnut, secretary of the Fargo
Chamber of Commerce. •
"We want to take this opportunity
to extend the greetings of this or-ganization
and compliments to your
institution," writes Mr. Chesnut, "for
the wonderful record they made in
winning the conference championship
in basketball. You are entitled to
much commendation for this event.