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|Title||Bethel Yearbook 1928|
|Alternative Title||Bethannual 1928|
|Academic Year||1927 - 1928|
Bethel Academy (Saint Paul, Minn.)
|Description||This volume documents the people, events, activities and ideas of the Bethel community during the 1927 - 1928 school year|
|Digital Publisher||Bethel University|
|Contributors||Anderson, Ivar (Business Manager); Erickson, Myrtle (Assistant Editor); Wexler, Roy S. (News Editor); Johnson, Gordon (Advertising Manager); Brandt, Thelma (Circulation Manager); Brandt, Edwin (Assistant Advertising Manager); Johnson, Margaret (Assistant Advertising Manager); Wingblade, H.C. (Adviser);|
|Digital Collection||Bethel Yearbook Collection (1909-1989)|
|Time Span of Publication||Published annually from 1909 to 1989 except for the years of 1933-36, 1982, 1984-87|
|Original Publisher||Bethel Academy|
|Copyright||Images are available for educational and research purposes and are covered by Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported license. This image may not be reproduced for commercial purposes without the express written consent of Bethel University Digital Library. Contact Bethel University Digital Library at 651-638-6937 or email@example.com.|
|Physical Dimensions||27.3 x 20|
|Local Item ID||bua-1928|
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1928 BETHANNUAL 1928 1928 BETHANNLTAL 192 8
BETHANNUAL STAFF BETHANNUAL STAFF
1928 BE THANNUAL 1 9 2 8 1 9 2 8 BE THANNUAL 1 9 2 8
THE year 1928 is a remarkable year in Baptist History. It is four hundred years,
March 11th, since Balthasar Hubmaier, one of the four heretics mentioned in
the Index of Prohibited Books issued by the Catholic church, was burned at the
stake in Vienna, where his faithful wife was drowned in the Danube three days later,
as martyrs for the faith, once for all delivered to the saints. His noble words
are fulfilled : "Divine truth is immortal, and although in the present it may be
arrested, scourged, crowned with thorns, crucified and laid in the grave, it will
nevertheless rise again on the third day, victorious, and will reign in triumph for
all eternity." It is three hundred years since the immortal dreamer of Bedford,
John Bunyan, was born. Though Baptists, these heroes by their life and contribu-tion
to soul liberty and a true gospel, belong to all mankind everywhere.
In June this year at Toronto, the Baptist World Alliance will meet, when
proper recognition of these heroes will be made.
How much we have inherited from the pioneers and leaders of the past, we can
never fully comprehend, and the extent of our obligation to them we cannot grasp.
As heirs of the priceless legacy that has come down to us from the past, we have
every reason to realize on our inheritance and rise to higher and nobler achieve-ments
for Christ and humanity.
The contribution of another year at Bethel cannot be described in monetary
terms. It includes impressions upon the table of the immortal soul, which will
remain when the rust of time has ceased to corrode. There are impulses to purer
thinking, to nobler deeds, to a worth while life, which would never come in another
environment. There are lessons learned not only from text books, but from the
influence of Christian personality, which will ever be a guide in hours of per-plexity
and moments of indecision, pointing to the path that insures happiness and
success. There is an investment made in lives by faculty, students, parents and
home folks, pastors and other friends, without which life would be poor indeed,
but having been received, it is a constant reminder of the one of whom it is written:
"For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet
for our sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might become rich."
And you in whom the same young life is throbbing
But with a steadier pulse and gentler flow;
Whose hearts were made for sacrifice and loving,
Whose soul's ideas grow with you as you grow—
Oh, give to Christ your first, most sacred love,
And of your heart's devotion give to Him the best you have.
A. J. WINGBLADE, A. M.
"The Christian who has faith has courage; and faith and courage
can master almost any crisis."
H. C. WINGBLADE, A. B. E. A. FINSTROM, Ph. B., Th. M., B. D.
"This is he that every man should
"I have taught thee in the way of wis-wish
dom. I have led thee in the
1928 BE THANNUAL 1 9 2 8 1 9 2 8 BE T H ANNUAL 1 9 2 8
ESTHER SABLE, Ph. B.
"So didst thou travel on life's common
way, in cheerful godliness, and yet thy
heart the lowliest duties on herself did
FRANCES MAY ANDERSON, A. B.
They are cultured who enjoy the best
things in life."
C. E. CARLSON, A. B.
"Write me as one who loves his
EFFIE NELSON, A. B.
"She is more precious than rubies, and all
the things thou canst desire are not to be
compared unto her."
ANNA M. SWEDBERG, B. S.
"She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and
in her tongue is the law of kindness."
DELPHA M. JACOBSON, B. S.
"She can so inform the mind that is within
us, so impress with quietness and beauty,
and so feed with lofty thoughts, that the
dreary intercourse of daily life shall ne'er
prevail against us."
A. M. OLSON
"Supreme of Heroes—bravest, noblest,
A. H. OBERG
`Calm pleasures there abide."
FLORENCE ARVILLA PRICE
"She is calm because she is the mistress of
her subject—the secret of self-possession."
GEORGE H. HULTGREN
"Lo, with the ancient roots of man's nature
twines the eternal passion of song."
EDITH L. LARSON
"Of all the sunbeams that did ever shine the very sweetest hath
to thee been given."
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SENIOR CLASS SONG
Hark, Oh hark, to the song we sing thee;
Sad, so sad, yet 'tis- mingled with glee.
When thinking of the past and of friends that we must leave,
We are happy at heart and yet we do grieve, do grieve, do grieve.
Farewell, dear Bethel,
We may no longer delay;
Farewell ! Farewell!
We must away, away, away.
Now at last we must leave this dear, old school
True, so true, to the Master's Rule.
Graduation is here and we're ready at last to depart,
But it's sad to leave the school so enshrined in our heart, in our heart.
Each will go his separate way;
Christ is our guide and Christ our stay.
Our future's before us, and, though rugged the path may seem,
We'll think of thee, dear Bethel, thou school of our dream, our dream.
5 en'. or s
GODSPEED TO THE CLASS OF '28
By HENRY WINGBLADE
WE are told that a great president confessed that he felt more thrilled and
honored when graduated from high school than when inaugurated to the presi-dency.
And it was Lord Byron who sang:
"Talk not to me" of a name great in story,
The days of our youth are the days of our glory."
Ah, youth ! That is the treasured possession of the high school graduate and of
the class of 1928.
When I was a high school boy, a great speaker stirred me with his address. On
my going forward to thank him, his quick rejoinder was: "I would give all that I
possess for the youth that you possess." Of course he would. And John D. Rocke-feller
would have done the same.
Yet how fast youth flies. We are young, we are young, we are young, and sud-denly
we are OLD. Four years in school seemed so long when you looked ahead.
But, oh, how short when you look back ! And the speed of your years will increase
until they will fairly rush by. Now your years seem big like harvest moons. Soon,
too soon, they will seem like precious pearls.
To the heart of ambitious youth, all things are possible. "There is more be-yond
!" There are fields to conquer •, there is a world to win. But he who would be
truly successful must take into consideration two worlds. There is the world all
about us with its flowers and its star's. There is also the world within us with its
mystic feelings and throbbing ideals. It is this world that' makes us what we are.
Jesus referred to it when He said, "My Kingdom is not of this world." That
world includes love and sympathy ; friendship and devotion; happiness and content-ment;
faith and truth. In this realm Christ is King. We may affirm our allegiance
to ,Him and be the happy subjects.
You have had many good times at Bethel. You have wrestled with many prob-lems
and won many victories. Remember that the real victories are the victories of
the soul, of the spirit. He can make you more than conqueror over all the subtle
and invisible enemies that beset your heart.
My wish for you all is this: May no burden be so heavy, no temptation so
strong, no problem so puzzling, and no sorrow so poignant but that you shall rise
triumphant above them all, with a stronger faith in the eternal verities and a clearer
vision of the true meaning of life. You have been placed in this material world, but
you need not be of this material world.
"One ship sails east, another west,
To the self same winds that blow;
'Tis the set of the sail and not the gale,
That determines which way they go.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,
As we journey on through life.
'Tis the set of the soul that determines the goal,
And not the calm or strife."
1 9 2 8 BE THANNUAL 1 9 2 8
Vice President Student Volunteers; Matron
Girls' Dormitory ; Chorus.
"She stands a very woman, most perfect
Clarion Staff, '27, '28; Bethannual Staff, '28;
Basketball, '26, '27; '27, '28; President Alpha.
Beta, '27; Glee Club, '27, '28; President Stu-dent
Council, '28; Treasurer Athletic Asso-ciation,
"The light that lies in, woman's eyes has
been my heart's undoing."
Basketball, '27, '28; Track, '28; Baseball, '28;
Treasurer Alpha Beta, '28; Chorus.
"With a lady flirt a little;
'Tis manners so to do."
GRACE L. BAGNE
Basketball ; Chorus.
"I work with patience, which is almost
"I hold the world but as the world; a
,stage where every man must play
Debate, '26, '28 ; President Missionary Band,
'27, '26; Winner Oratorical Contest, '27; Pub-licity
Committee, '25, '26, '27; Student Coun-cil,
'25, '26, '27; Athletic Association, '25, '26;
Basketball, '25, '26; '26, '27 (Captain, '27, 28);
Baseball, '26 (Captain, '27), '28; Football,
'27; Business Manager Clarion, '26, '27; Busi-ness
Manager Bethannual, '27; Track, '26,
'27, '28; President Sophomore Class; Presi-dent
0. J. M. M. M., '26, '27.
"Clean, simple, valiant, well-beloved."
ROY S. WEXLER
Publicity Committee, '26, '27; President
Junior Class; President Student Volunteers,
'27, '28 ; President 0. J. M. M. M., '27, '28;
News Editor Clarion, '27, '28; News Editor
Bethannual, '28; Delegate to Student Volun-teer
Convention at Detroit, '28 ; Debating
Team, '28; Chorus.
"He spoke and exacted the truth, and
the basest believed him."
ELEANORE MAE SACKETT
"Her blithesome laugh is welcome every-where."
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Secretary Alpha Beta, '28; Football, '27;
Basketball, '27, '28; Publicity Committee;
"Both great in courage, conduct, and in
Pianist Alpha Beta, '27; Pianist Chapel, '27,
"Her specialty is music."
"There's nothing , so becomes a maid as
modest stillness and humility."
Football, '26, '27; Basketball, '26, '27; '27,
'28 ; Baseball, '27, '28 ; Track, '27, '28 ; Pianist
Alpha Beta, '26, '27; Pianist Glee Club, '27,
'28; Vice President Athletic Association, '27;
Clarion Staff, '26, '27; Chorus.
"Learn about women from me."
President Sophomore Class; President Junior
Class; President Senior Class; Editor Clarion,
'27, '28; Editor Bethannual, '28; Football
(Captain, '26), '27; Basketball (Captain, '25,
'26); '26, '27; '27, '28; Baseball, '26, '27, '28;
Track, '27, '28; Student 'Council, 26, '27, '28;
Publicity Committee, '25, '26 ; Chorus.
"Nature might stand up and say to all
the world, 'This is a man!' "
Treasurer Junior Class; Publicity Committee;
Clarion Staff, '27, '28; Bethannual Staff, '28.
"Faith absolute, trust beyond speech, and
a friendship peerless."
Vice President Senior Class; Secretary Stu-dent
Council, '27, '28; Vice President Athen-aean
Society, '27, '28; Chorus.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and
all her paths are peace.
Glee Club; Chorus.
"He who keeps undisputed sway over the
heart of a coquette is indeed a hero."
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WINIFRED H. A. BLEEKER
"Beauty, truth, and rarity are hers."
Debate, '26; Clarion Staff, '26, '27; '27, '28;
"She told hint stories to delight his ear;
she showed him favors to allure his eye."
Basketball, '25, '26 ; Glee C l u b, '27, '28;
"The world shall praise me, worthily."
President Athenaean Society, '27, '28 ; Treas-urer
Svea, '27; Chorus.
"Her attitude toward one man makes her
almost 'unknown to the rest of men."
Student Council, '25, '26; Secretary Junior
Class; Secretary Senior Class; Secretary
Athenaean Society, '27, '28; Secretary Ath-letic
"They esteemed her favor more than a
Secretary Sophomore Class; Chorus.
"Lo, she is pleasant to look on."
"She only smiled, and she never spoke,
She smiled and went away."
"I dare do all that ?nay become a man."
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Treasurer Sophomore Class; Basketball Man-ager.
'27, '28; Debating Team, '27, '28.
"By the wisdom of centuries I speak."
Clarion Staff, '27, '28; Betha.nnual Staff, '28.
"The very virtue of companion in Thee."
"Thou wert fashioned to beguile."
Treasurer Senior Class; Clarion Staff, '27, '28;
Glee Club, '28; Vice President Alpha Beta,
'28; President Missionary Band. '27; Presi-dent
0. J. M. M. M., '27; Chorus.
"The ways of a man with a maid be
Glee Club, '28; Baseball, '28; Chorus.
"Whose main delight is the humor in
ANNA J. SORBOM
Chorus; Commercial Graduate, '25.
"Why all this hustle, haste, and hurry?
Be like me, for I don't worry."
"Happily I think on thee."
1 9 2 8
1928 BE THANNUAL 1 9 2 8 1928 BE THANNUAL 1 928
CHRONICLES OF THE SENIORS
IN the fall of four and twenty, and in the eighteenth year of the reign of Alfred,
whose surname is Wingblade, it came to pass that a multitude of the youth of
the land, both male and female, both tall and short, both fat and slim, entered the
portals of that temple of learning, Bethel Academy. And these were called Fresh-men.
For they were new in the ways of knowledge, to the dates of ancient history,
to the chemical equations, and to the proper forms of English.
And it came to pass that Alfred, whose surname is Wingblade, saith unto them
that gathered in the hall of diversion and study, "If it seem good unto ye, ye shall
be joined together, one to another."
And Delpha, the fair daughter of the House of Jacobson, was appointed to give
counsel among them.
And they cast lots for a leader and the lot fell upon Fritj of, of the House of
Johnson. And he went before and led them. And his chief aide was Eric, whose
surname is Sjolund. And Alvin, of the House of Johnson, was appointed keeper of
the mint. And Naomi, daughter of the House of Hultgren, was made recorder.
And it came to pass after these things that there was a great, marvelous assem-blage
in this temple of learning. At this gathering only Freshmen were present, all
the other tribes being barred. And there was much feasting and merrymaking to
the clash of cymbals.
Uneventful days then followed till their second year of learning, when Alfred,
whose surname is Wingblade, sent messages to them that had been Freshmen bestow-ing
upon them the title of "Sophomore."
And it came to pass that laws were desired by the Sophomores. For peace must
be kept. In assembly all the Sophomores joined in one common union, and named
for them, as their leader, Eric, of the House of Sjolund, who was appointed to
reason together with Evelyn, daughter of the House of Lange; and Hilding, whose
surname is Lind. And these made for themselves those rules that were pleasing
And it so happened that on the twentieth day of the tenth month of the year of
our Lord, 1925, that the multitude gathered again for another grand feast.
And the days and the evenings passed. And the class waxed stronger in knowl-edge.
And it came to pass that Alfred, whose surname is Wingblade, gave them the
name "Junior." For their knowledge was increasing with time.
And, lo, all these things came to pass in the year of our Lord, 1926.
Now, it came to pass that they cast lots a third time for a leader among them.
And the lot fell to Paul, whose surname is Wohlford. Dorothy, daughter of the
SENIOR CLASS POEM
Four short years have quickly passed
While here at Bethel we displayed
Our tireless energy and pluck
With here and there a gift of luck.
We've primed and crammed to get our work,
To pass the quizz and never shirk;
In time, at last, we see the end,
The goal toward which our way we wend.
Now we're full-fledged seniors grown,
Thirty-one, without a drone;
With heads held high and ideals higher
We'll work toward fame and never tire.
With Christ enthroned within our hearts
Our Lord and Master strength imparts
To meet the storms that will assail,
To stand for right and never fail.
And yet, the hardest time of all
Conies at the parting when we call, J
"Goodbye, dear Bethel," as we start
To,meet the world with all its art.
We'll not forget the lessons learned
When toward the world our face we've turned,
And Bethel days will "blues" dispel
As still we sag, "Farewell! Farewell!"
-KATHERINE A. FELTHOUS.
House of Florin, was made recorder, and Thelma, daughter of the House of Brandt,
was chosen keeper of the mint.
And, lo, these Juniors made merry among their fellow students on that day
which is the twelfth in the days of February. And this day is dedicated to a worthy
man whose name is Abraham Lincoln.
Labored busily the Juniors, for alas ! they had discovered that their stores were
lacking treasures, lacking both gold and silver coin. Then offered they their talents
to friends and strangers, and, lo, the coffers were filled to overflowing.
And it came to pass in due time that these Juniors brought abundant joys to
their elders, who are called Seniors.
And, lo, a great and joyous celebration was held on the twenty-first day of the
month of May. And there was much playing of cymbals and harps.
And, behold, the class prospered even as the days and evenings passed, and their
time in this temple of learning grew short.
And, lo, they were called "Seniors." And the year was the twenty-first in the
reign of Alfred, whose surname is Wingblade.
Now, it came to pass that lots were cast for a leader among them. And, lo, this
was for the fourth time.
And Paul, whose surname is Wohlford, went before and led them. For he had
been a leader in an earlier time. And Katherine, daughter of the House of Felthous,
was chosen to aid him. And they named for recorder, Dorothy, of the House of
Florin. Even as they had chosen females before. And Victor, whose surname is
Erickson, became keeper of the mint.
Moreover, it came to pass that a great feast was held. And, behold, the guests,
many of them numbered among the Seniors, were those who had won glory in the
field of battle. And these were football victors.
Now, it came to pass, that a drama was given for those who gathered in the
great hall of diversion. And this was on the twenty-seventh day of the fourth
month of that year of our Lord.
And, lo, victory was theirs. For they were guided on the way by a wise teacher.
And, behold, he was Henry, whose surname is Wingblade.
In due time it came to pass that there was much joy and merrymaking to the
playing of harps and cymbals, of timbrels and trumpets. And, lo, the Seniors were
indeed the delighted guests of their yoUnger brethren, the Juniors.
Now, it came to pass after these things, that a last gathering of the Seniors
was held in the forest by the big sea water. And there was much merrymaking
among them. And, lo, this was for the last time.
And it has come to pass that these Chronicles must end. For a great and over-whelming
grief fills the hearts of the Seniors. For, lo, their days in this temple of
]earning are ended.
Twenty Years Hence
ONE cold day Mrs. Fred Wing (Thelma Brandt) sat in her home at Lone Man's
Point, Alaska, with a radio on the table before her. While waiting for her
husband to return from hunting seals in his airplane, she tuned in on Station BLAB.
To her surprise, over the waves of ether came, "Bethel Broadcasting Station—
Class of 1928 now asking for the whereabouts of the various class members ; last
heard of information being as follows :
Grace Bagne—Playing for country's tennis team, raising a "racket."
Ethel Berglund—Suffragette, popularly acclaimed a second Susan B. Anthony.
Winifred Bleeker--Still receiving the thrills that come under the familiar two-cent
Harold Brygger—A woman-charmer, handsome but harmless.
Agnes Danielson—Special nurse to the crown princess of the Fiji Islands.
Victor Erickson--A manufacturer of yarns, thin but interesting.
Dorothy Florin—"If your eyes rebel, see Thorsell."
Lawrence Helander—A midget in Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Loretta Henderson��Still observing Leap Year, only more frequently.
Evelyn Lange--Happily married and envied by the other 30 of us.
Edna Larson—Mothers' Club speaker on "How to get fat without eating."
Hilding Lind—Publisher of a monthly magazine, "Green Grass for Theme-writers."
Anna Lundgren—Rejoicing in her recently patented hair tonic.
Olga Magnuson—Having obtained Victor (y).
Carl Nordell—An explorer having discovered the tomb of Adam.
Florence Johnson—Completing her masterpiece in German, "Zeigen Sie dem
Bursch die Tar" (Show that Fellow the Door).
Gordon Johnson—Conductor on train "Too-doo-loot" (To Duluth).
Hollis Johnson—Playing the shoe-horn in Sousa's Band.
Margaret Johnson—Cartoonist for the comic section of the "Standaret."
Edwin Oster—Now wondering what attraction he found on St. Clair St.
Robert Peterson—Professor of Pig Latin in South St. Paul.
Eleanor Sackett—"I can sing in almost any flat provided I have the right key."
Marvin Samuelson—Singing his latest hit, "When you know you're not forgotten
by the girl you got for notten."
Anna Sorbom—Formerly the Gift, now the Giver.
Marie Stoesz—Her habitual greeting, "What can I do to get thin?"
Margaret Storvick—Concert accompanist for the great Marion Talley.
Ernest Thorsell—Teacher of chemistry, specializing in Florin(e) gas.
Roy Wexler—Illustrating wrappers for "match" boxes.
Paul Wohlford—Famous writer on love and athletics, for they're the same things
—they both have their ups and downs.
Information concerning any of these members will be greatly appreciated by the
St. Paul Police Department, clo Katherine A. Felthous, Secret Service Expert.
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