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• - Augustana, An Accredited College—Administration Building • 46,,g10140)y-1"4,%z:' ? „ , <v••• • Sioux Falls Business Men Comment on Accreditation E1NI)r°tl1 %C-!t1 The Augustana Mirror EXTRA! North Central Edition Edition Vol. XII Sioux Falls, S. D., Friday, March 20, 1931 -Atef NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION ADMITS AUGUSTANA Is Nationally Nnown Youngdahl's "0 Holy Lord" Will Be Given For First Time The Augustana College Choir will appear in its annual Sioux Falls concert Friday evening, at the First Lutheran church, at 8:15 o'clock. The regular program to be given on the, eleventh annual spring tour, which will take the choir through southern South Dakota, Nebraska. and Iowa to Des Moines, will be used for the concert. As it enters the second decade of its existence, the choir enjoys the reputation of having attained the most phenomenal growth in concert achievement during the limited time since it was founded and organized by Dr. Carl R. Youngdahl, the pre-sent director. Dr. Youngdahl has developed a c h o r al organization within the last ten years which has appeared in the leading cities of the nation from the Atlantic to the Pa-cific, and which has won the enthu-siastic acclaim of the best critics. Program Is In Three Groups The program of the choir includes three groups, all numbers b e i n g adopted especially for the 1931 con-cert tour, except the three selections of the final group. Dr. Youngdahl's new composition, "Oh Holy Lord," will be sung in Sioux Falls for the first time at the spring concert. "Oh Holy Lord" has as its theme a double chorus effect, a chorus of an-gels blending with an earthly chorus singing praises to the Lord, "Oh Holy, Holy, Holy Lord." Strains of "Praise God from Whom all Bless-ings Flow" run through the latter part of the selection, as well as a number of "Glories," predominant among the ladies voices. The heav-enly chorus is represented by an in-visible ladies quartet. The composi-tion is an example of antiphonal singing, and is number two of Dr. Youngdahl's selections which will be h ear d at the concert. "Wake, Awake," a somewhat older piece, -is-also included in the program. Bach Is Featured J. S. Bach's "Sing Ye to the Lord," a motet for a double choir, will be one of the feature numbers of this year's concert program. It has often been named as the most difficult of Bach's motets, and it is one of the finest examples of con-traportal writing. Edvart Grieg's "Landsighting," as arranged by Arthur C. Berdahl and dedicated to the choir and to Dr. Youngdahl, will also be heard by the Sioux Falls public for the first time Friday evening. Mr. Berdahl was a member of the graduating class of 1927, and is now studying for his master's degree in music at the University of Iowa. The complete program follows: Group One Christ The Lord For Us Doth Languish Gustav Schreck Who Is Like Thee arr. by Norden Sing Ye To The Lord__J. S. Bach 0 Holy Lord__Carl R. Youngdahl Group Two It's Me, 0 Lord Noble Cain Rock of Ages ______ Mark Andrews Benedictus Qui Venit___Franz Liszt Landsighting Edvart Grieg Arrangement by A. C. Berdahl, dedicated to Augustana College Choir Group Three In Heaven Above Edvart Grieg Celtic Hymn Hugh Roberton Wake, Awake___Carl R. Youngdahl Rev. Taeuber Presents Illustrated Lecture Rev. R. Taeuber, St. Paul, execu-tive secretary of the mission board of the American Lutheran church, was the speaker at the meeting of the Mission Union held Tuesday eve-ning, March 3. His topic was the mission work of the American Luth-eran church in New Guinea, and it was illustrated by several reels of moving pictures taken while he was enroute on an inspection tour of the conditions there. Examples of many of the points of his talk were por-trayed in the pictures. Rev. Taeuber, who has served as a pastor in South Dakota for many years, traced the work of the mis-sionaries in New Guinea from its inauguration by Dr. John Fierd in 1886. Although there was little suc-cess at first, there are now thou-sands of converts, many of whom are native evangelists aiding the missionaries in spreading the Gos-pel. Dr. Preus Attends Local Luther College Banquet Dr. 0. J. H. Preus attended a banquet of Luther college alumni at the Carpenter Hotel the evening of March 6. President Oscar Olson and Rev. S. J.‘ N. Ylvisaker, finan-cial secretary, were the speakers. A series of meetings are being held throughout the middle west in the interest of the seventieth anniver-sary celebration which is to be held October 14, 1931. The plan of the alumni is to raise $70,000 which will he presented as an anniversary gift to their Alma Mater on her birthday. Directs Augustana to Complete Accreditment Prex. 0. J. H. Pry College Debaters Defeat Concordia on Home Platform For the second consecutive year, an Augustana Men's debate team defeated Concordia college of Moor-head, Minnesota, when represent-atives of the two schools met in the Old Main chapel, Satur-day evening, March 7. A capacity audience heard the clash, in which the local speakers distinctly out-classed the Concordia debaters In all points except one. Prof. I. M. Cochran, head of the department of speech at Carleton college, North-field, Minnesota, acted as critic judge'. Representatives of Augustana were Arthur and Orvin Larson, and Conrad Hoyer, all of Sioux Falls, while their opponents were Arnold Hagen, Merrill Distad, and Paul An-derson, who argued the negative of the Pi Kappa Delta question, "Re-solved, that the nations should adopt a policy of free trade." Prof. Paul A. Rasmussen, coach of the Concordia speakers, accompanied his team on the trip. The jinx which Concordia estab-lished five years ago remained fur-ther definitely broken. Though the northerners garnered four consecu-tion victories from 1926, Augustana has now retaliated with three, two in 1930 and one this year. Both the women's and men's teams scored decisive wins last year. Of the sixteen debates scheduled by Prof. Hugo Carlson, head of the department of speech, only one re-mains, that a three woman debate with the University of South Dako-ta on March 19, to be held at Augustana. Following the Concor-dia debate, representatives of Au-gustana's forensic squad held two non-decision debates with Dakota Wesleyan of Mitchell. A women's team composed of Ruth Mikkelson, Irene, and Helen Glenn and Eliza-beth Lokken, both of Sioux Falls, traveled to Mitchell last Thursday while a men's team composed of Richard Youngers, Parker; Myron Domsitz and Roger Bernard, both of Sioux Falls, debated the Mitchell college here on Monday, March 16. Representatives of Augustana will be entered in the Pi Kappa Delta provincial convention to be held in Sioux City, March 26-28. Edda Press Work Nears Completion With less than three weeks re-maining until April, the date chos-en as "Edda Day" for 193.1, plans for the ceremonies which are to be held in connection with the distri-bution of the annuals are being made by Irving Weiseth, editor, and Wells Spence, business manager. The 1931 Edda which will be dis-tributed to students, alumni, and friends on "Edda Day" is the larg-est annual ever published at Augus-tana. The volume of the book has been increased to 240 pages, and through the efforts of editor Wei-seth and his staff, it differs from previous annuals both in originality of theme and makeup. The dedication page of the annual will be original and unique, with new ideas set forth, Mr. Weiseth states. The theme is carried out from cover to cover, and it is both unique and incapable of being re-produced. Practically all the book has been given the final proofread-ing, and the Will A. Beach Printing Company will finish the press work next week. The Edda will then go to the binderies, to come out for distribution April 1. Much of the success of the publi-cation is due to the work of the business manager, Wells Spence, who has made contracts for $1568 in advertising from Sioux Falls mer-chants. This mark surpasses that of former years. Following the tradition of the last three annuals published at Au-gustana, the 1931 publication is purely a Sioux Falls product. Ex-cept for the cover, all the work in-cluding photography, engraving, and printing has been done by local busi-ness firms. News Received of Death of Pres. Preus' Mother News was received yesterday of the death of Mrs. C. K. Preus, Minneapolis, the mother of the presi-dent. One of the venerable worn-en of the church, Mrs. Preus was over 75 years old at the time of her death. Funeral tribute will be paid her by church and state, on Saturday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in which state one of her sons was governor, and on Sunday in Decorah, Iowa, where for many years her husband was president of Luther college. In-terment will be made in Decorah, whore her husband was buried about ten years ago. "Home for Vacation" Is • College April 1 Slogan Easter vacation will begin this year officially on Thursday morning, April 2, and will last till Tuesday morning, April 7. In reality, the vacation period will begin at the close of school Wednesday after-noon, for there will be no classes Thursday. The vacation is thus the same length as before, when classes closed at noon, on the Thurs-day before Easter, and reopened the following Tuesday at 1:20 o'clock, instead of at 8:00 as they do this year. A packed house laughed through three acts of brilliant comedy Wed-nesday evening, March 11, when the senior class presented "Two Days to Marry," the annual senior play, in the college gymnasium, The audience filled both the gymnasium floor and the balcony seating space, and it was rewarded by hearing one of the most humorous presentations of dramatic art ever given at August-ana. Howard Lee, Canton, as Simon P. Chase, the colored "chief" but-ler, led the cast in. drawing response from the audience. His batting average was nearly 100 percent, for almost every line was answered by a hearty uproar from the several hundred listeners. The play, a three act farce com-edy by Walter Richardson, offered over two hours of pure entertain-ment. James J. Dare, a young so-ciety man, was promised a million dollars on the condition that he be married by the time he was twenty eight years of age. However, he for-gets the terms of the will until two days before his twenty-eighth birth-day. His lawyer, Ruford B. Saw-yer, then took things in hand, and advertised for a bride. Dare mar-ried his college sweetheart, Imogene McShane, and complications set in, because of objections by other ap-plicants, especially by Mrs. Sadie L. Boise, who is later learned to be Mrs. Dare's mother, and also be-cause of a provision by Dare's uncle, Walter M. Blair, which states that Dare's wife must be older than himself. Mr. Blair arrived to settle the will, and Mrs. Boise posed as Mrs. Dare. Before Blair leaves, she is discovered to be his wife, who left him fifteen years before. Blair their awarded Dare the million dollars, and the play ended happily. The sidelight presented by Chase, the butler, and Emily J. Pink, a colored applicant to Dare's ad, who was later hired by Mr. Dare as maid, adds brilliant comedy to the action. Kenneth Johnson, Brandon, and Violet Anderson, Crocker, took the leading parts in the play. Iver Eide, Sioux Falls, played the part of the lawyer, while Fritz Borchardt, Ra-mona, and Kathryn Megard, Astoria, played the uncle and the widow, respectively. Martha Peterson, Brandt, and Howard Lee completed the cast as the negro servants. (Continued on page 2) Sioux Falls College Granted 2-Year Junior College Accreditment Sioux Falls college, Augustana's sister school, received North Cen-tral mention in the Association's meeting in Chicago last Tuesday, in being granted full two-year junior college accreditment. This recog-nition, according to reports from the school, is a step toward ultimate four-year accreditment, which the school through valiant effort hopes to reach within the next few years. In her own joy in being granted full four-year senior college accred-itment, Augustana rejoices in the progress of her sister school, and hopes the day may not be many years hence when she too may reach her goal. L S U Delegates Hold Convention, Elect Officers The thirteenth annual convention of the Lutheran Students' Union and College Press Association was held at Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, February 27 to March 1. The theme, Facing the Faith, was based on Jude 3: "Earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." Gullixson Welcomes Students The first regular session of the convention was held Friday evening, February 27, in the Seminary Chap-el, with C. Nervig, Luther Theo-logical Seminary, leading in devo-tion. Dr. T. F. Gullixson, President of Luther Theological Seminary, gave the address of welcome, and Raymond Reinholtzen, President of the Lutheran Students' Union, gave the response and opening address of the convention. After a vocal solo by Osmund Salveson, L. T. S., the first part of the convention theme, "Faith in the Bil-! ,) as the Word of God and the Final Authority of Faith," was presented by Rev. Kel-mer E. Roe, Luther college. Anderson Leads Open Forum Melvin Ranheim, L. T. S., opened the Saturday morning session with scripture reading and prayer. After a number by the Fireside Mal e Quartet, L. T. S., the second theme, "Faith in Christ as our Only Re-deemer," was discussed by Prof. Theodore Huggenvik, St. Olaf col-lege. Rev. F. B. Anderson, field (Continued on page 3) Sogn, Academy Pianist, Will Appear in Recital Miss Laura Fischer will present M i s s Penelle Sogn, instructor of piano in the music department of Augustana Academy, in a piano re-cital to be given in the chapel of the Old Main Mon day evening, March 30, beginning at 8:00 o'clock. Miss Sogn has been a member of the music faculty of the academy for the past several years, and in addition to teaching piano, she is the director of the academy chorus, which will give its annual cantata some time in May. Miss Fischer will play the second piano part in the recital. The pro-gram which has been selected is as follows: Waltzes Brahms Rhapsodie B Minor Brahms Sonata Eroica Mac Dowell Sonetto 104 del Petrarca____Liszt Prelude Debussy The Little White Mule Ibert Rush Hour in Hong Kong__Chasins Concerto A Minor Schumann Allegro Affecttuoso Pi Kappa Delta Aids In Presenting Brings, Lawrence •M. Brings, president of the Northwestern College of Speech Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pre-sented an interpretative recital of "Broken Dishes," a comedy written by Martin Flavin, at the First Meth-odist church, Monday evening, March 9. The play centers around the ro-mance of Elaine Bumpsted and her sweetheart, Bill Clark, a delivery boy. Elaine's tyrant mother, Jenny Bumpsted, dislikes Bill. With the aid of Elaine's father, Cyrus Bump-sted, Elaine and Bill are married at the Dumpsted home by Rev. Stump while Jenny Bumpsted and her two arrogant daughters, Myra and Mabel, are at a movie. The house is in upheaval, the dishes are broken, Elaine and Bill are married, and Cyrus is slightly intoxicated when the mother and her two daughters return h o m e. Jenny's childhood sweetheart, the Stranger, humiliates her by return-ing as a criminal, pursued by a de-tective. The play ends happily, with Cyrus at the head of the household. Mr. Brings appeared under the auspices of the Sioux Falls Co-oper-ative club, reading the parts of all ten characters in the play. Mem-bers of the Pi Kappa Delta who assisted the club in selling tickets, received a commission for their ef-forts. Chicagoan To Assist Governor and Congressmen Invited to Assembly Banquet The South Dakota League of Na-tions Model Assembly will be held in the parlors of the First Lutheran Church Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, under the auspices of the Augustana history department, with Prof. 0. Tonning acting as chair-man of the arrangements commit-tee. Sessions will be held on Fri-day evening, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening. The assem-bly banquet will take place early Saturday evening, with the regular session following. Accuracy Is Assured The model assembly will be pat-terned according to the regular as-sembly of the League of Nations, which will meet later in the spring at Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Clark M. Eichelberger of Chicago, who has attended several meetings of the Geneva assembly, will be present at the local meeting to aid in the final arrangements and to direct the pro-cedure. Since he perhaps knows more about the technical affairs of the League of Nations than any other person in America, his pres-ence here will insure an accurate reproduction of the actual League assembly. Mr. Eichelberger will also be the chief guest speaker at the assembly banquet. Governor Warren E. Green has been invited to be the guest of hon-or at the Saturday evening banquet. United States Senators Peter Nor-beck and William J. Bulow, Con-gressman C. A. Christopherson, and several other prominent public men will be invited to attend, as well as representatives of the various high schools of the state. Present Briand Project At the first plenary meeting of the assembly, which will be held Friday evening, March 27, Orvin. Larson, Sioux Falls, winner of the South Dakota Old Line oratorical contest, will discuss the Briand pro-ject of the Federation of Europe. This project, which was presented to the Geneva assembly by the great French statesman, is considered one of the most important political ques-tions of 1930. The question is now being considered by the different European governments, and it will be brought before the assembly and the entire League of Nations for further consideration at some sub-sequent date. The credentials of the delegates will also be presented at the first meeting, and examined. A student president will be elected, and the agenda approved. The agenda, or calendar of the problems to be dis-cussed, includes the reduction of armaments, the question of opium and drugs, and the problem of man-dates, refugees, a n d minorities. Teachers of political science and his-tory in the various colleges of the state will accompany their delega-tions to the assembly. Will Discuss World Problems Representatives from Sioux Falls college, Southern Normal, and Da-kota Wesleyan will present the re-duction of armaments problem, while the opium and drugs question will be discussed by the delegations from Huron and South Dakota State colleges. The third division, that of mandates, refugees, and minorities, will be put forth by representatives of the University of South Dakota and Augustana. More than 40 university and col-lege students have been h a r d at work during the past several weeks, studying some of the most import-ant as well as the most vexatious questions concerning the peace and tranquility of the world. The dis-cussion of these questions by the students before the assembly will be an interesting and instructive en-tertainment. The model assembly is expected to give the people of the Sioux Falls vicinity an insight into the technical workings of the League of Nations and its assembly, as well as a more intimate knowl-edge of the contemporary history of Europe. The official representatives of Au-gustana at the assembly will be, in addition to Orvin Larson, Nils Ber-dahl, Arthur Larson, Myron Dom-sitz, Harold and Ansgar Svanoe, and Sigfried Mickelson, all of S i o u x Falls; Fritz Borchardt, Ramona; and Parnell Nelson, Van Metre. Youngdahl Will Direct West River Glee Clubs Dr. Carl R. Youngdahl, dean of the Augustana school of music, and director of the Augustana College Choir, will direct the West River High School Chorus in a grand con-cert to be given at Rapid City, May 2. During the day, Dr. Youngdahl will act as judge of a contest be-tween the high school choruses. boys' and girls' glee clubs. In the evening, he will direct all these groups in a massed chorus as they sing a few selections. He will also direct the boys' glee clubs and girls' glee clubs as separate chorus-es. A Capella Choir Will Present Annual Sioux Falls Concert At Lutheran Church Friday Night Complete Four - Year Accreditment Raises Institution to Equal Plane With Large Liberal Arts Centers Augustana College has been granted full four-year accreditment by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, according to an announcement issued Wednes-day by the association, which is holding its annual convention at the Stevens Hotel, Chicago. By this action, Augustana becomes Sioux Falls' only completely accredited liberal arts college. It is now accredited by the North Central Association, by the state department of education, by the state department of education, and by virtue of general recognition by the large universities of the Middle West. South Dakota College Delegations Will Reproduce Geneva Conference Scholarships, graduate assist-* antships, and teaching fellowships are held this year by Augustana graduates at the university of Minnesota, university of Iowa, university of Wisconsin, Chicago University, and the university of Washington. Augustana has been fully accredited by the university of South Dakota for the past sev-eral years, and the accreditment with the North Central Associa-tion puts the college on the same plane as St. Olaf, Carleton, Grin-nell, and other institutions of high ranking in the Northwest. Meets High Standards The North Central accreditment signifies that the college meets the standards of the higher class educational institutions of _Amer-ica, and as such its credits will he accepted at their face value by both graduate and undergraduate schools. The action of the associa-tion gives Sioux Falls, the metro-polis of the Dakotas, its first ful-ly accredited liberal arts college,. making the city an educational center of greater significance than ever before. Rapid Improvement Cited The accreditation has been earned by Augustana through the many rapid improvements made during the past few years, in the teaching staff, in student enrollment, in scholar-ship standards, in library and labor-atory equipment, and in endowment. There are now 38 instructors on the Pollc.go faculty,._ with nine. men having Ph. D. degrees or an equiv-alent. Three members.-are on leave of absence this year, studying for their doctorates. The student en-rollment has grown from 200 to over 500 within the past eight years, and during this time standards of scholarship have also been raised considerably at the college. The addition of over 1000 books a year to the college library has greatly increased its value and ef-ficiency, and the improvement of the science laboratories has strengthened that department in a great measure. Over $3000 has been expended re-cently for new equipment and ap-paratus for the physical laboratory alone. An endowment of $500,000 was raised five years ago, in 1926, to meet requirements. Dear Augustana: This is the greatest event in your history as a college. You have made a splendid record in scholastic effort and a phenom-enal record in forensics; but this is the greatest achievement of all. For your accreditation is a reward of merit and a goal attained by true worth in all fields of college standards. Now your future is secure. May you grow steadily and soundly. And may - yonr progress be, not in the catchy super-ficialities of life, but in the center and in the deep of the current. My heartiest congrat-ulations! Rev. H. J. Glenn, Pastor, First Lutheran Church. Augustana,—fully accredited, —a college of the highest rank! To no group is this news more welcome than to the alum-ni of Augustana. No group is more genuinely grateful, first, to the Giver of All, then to President Preus and all those who this year and in 3-ears past have pushed valiantly to the goal. From your former students, Augustana,—Congratulations. Alvin Rogness, President, Alumni Ass'n. Our hearty congratulations to Augustana college! This recognition will mean much to your splendid institu-tion. It insures a greater meas-ure of service, a finer growth, a larger school. Great credit is due all those who have worked so hard and faithfully these many years to bring the college up to the high standard which brought this accreditment from the North Central Association. Best wishes to the president, the faculty, the student body and friends of Augustana. Ben B. Lawshe, Sec'y, Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. I am very glad to get the good news that the North Cen-tral Association of Colleges has admitted Augustana college of our city as a full four-year ac-credited institution. This action shows the people here that Au-gustana is not only appreciated as one of the good educational institutions of the Northwest, but that it is also recognized as such by the highest authorities. Lot's keep up t he good work so that this institution will get bigger and better. A. F. Larson, President. Sioux Falls Board of Education. I wish to congratulate Dr. Preus, Sioux Falls, and Angus-tana upon her full accredita-tion as a four-year college. This is the goal toward which the school has been striving for the last three years. This recogni-tion will make Augustana col-lege one of the outstanding schools of the Northwest. A. N. Graff, President, Board of Directors. I am delighted to hear that Augustana has been fully ac-credited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Sec-ondary Schools. I have employed several teach-ers who are graduates of Au-gustana and have always found them well trained and equip-ped. I am delighted to be able to extend my congratulations! A. A. McDonald, Supt., Sioux Falls Public Schools. Congratulations to Augustana college on its accreditation by the North Central Association. This deserved recognition should add impetus to all active and latent forces contributing to the college's immediate and future growth. S. B. Nissen, Editor, SDEA Journal. Sioux Falls can now take her place in the sun as an "Educa-tional Center." The gaining of full accreditment by Augustana college marks a milestone in our educational progress, and testifies ,to the fine work done by the school. Congratulations! S. A. Christenson, Sioux Falls Book and Stationery Company. Hurrah for Augustana! I was very happy to read in the Argus-Leader the report of Au-gustana's accreditation by the North Central Association. The goal has been reached which MILS set five years ago when the great endowment drive was launched. This shows what tenacity of purpose will do. A great dream has been realized. It is the culmination of a work participated in by all who have given of their time and money to the institution. The city of Sioux Falls is to be congratulated on having a college of such high standing in its midst. The accreditation shows that the consistent for-ward march of our local college has been purposeful. W. Herbert Roberts, Vice Will A. Beach Printing cu. Seniors Collect Campus Improvement Money As Large Crowd Enjoys "Two Days To Marry"
|Title||The Mirror - March 20, 1931|
|Subject (LC)||Augustana College (Sioux Falls, S.D.)--Students--Newspapers|
|Publishing agency||Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, USA|
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