1916 Greenwood High School Quiver

Freshman Class

Contributed by Duane Horn, transcribed by Janet Schwarze


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Class of 1919, Freshman year

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Name Nick Name Aim Claim to distinction
Arva Shanks "Abe" "To become an actress" "Eastern Dialect"
Arnold Wagner "Benedict" "To make money" "Comical grin"
Anna McFarland "Bob" "To make the world better" "Sober Expression"
Agnes Hattlestad "Onie" "To become an angel" "Blushes"
Amos Boe "Moose" "To become a learned man" "Great Brains"
Allen McCarty "Spudds" "To become a medicine doctor" "Short trousers"
Carl Hattlestad "Pokey" "To become President of the United States" "Love for dolls"
Dorthy Volk "Dots" "To become a dressmaker" "Attractiveness"
Elmer Haglund "Happy" "To become a worker among men" "Timidness among girls"
Erwin Leach "Ikey" "To become a ball player" "Resembling voice"
Glen Drew "Spider" "To become a poet" "Small, but O, my!"
Gwendolyn Borgers "Gwen" "To get thin" "Intelligence"
Gala Andrews "Bob" "To take life easy" "Love for boys"
Hazel Rossman "Blondie" "To be a great singer" "Tall and slender"
Hanne Danielson "Fatty" "To make people happy" "Cheerfulness"
Hazel Boe "Hazy" "To get an education" "Quietness"
Lynn Varney "Specks" "To become a sketcher" "Graceful Blink"
Lester Peterson "Less" "To become a big man" "Hearty Laugh"
Laroy Stabnow "Stabby" "To become a farmer" "Monstrous size"
Marion Carter "Buzzer" "To become an English teacher" "Popularity"
Milford Engebritsen "Shinglebritches" "To become a blonde" "His ability to do"
Nora Davis "Taffy" "To be exempt just once in Algebra" "Comical laugh"
Roy Suckow "Suckie" "To become an architect" "Popular with girls"
Roland Loos "Tumble" "To learn tangoing" "Gracefulness"
Susan Hannigan "Sue" "To be in style" "Hatred toward boys"
Thelma Alton "Telly" "To be exempt just once in Algebra" "Comical laugh"
Una Carteron "Dimple" "To be a good girl" "Many Dimples"
Vivian Severson "Viv" "To become famous" "Peacefulness"
Viletta Suckow "Vie" "To be a Domestic Science Teacher" "Quiet walk"
Walter Prellwitz "Inspector" "To become a mechanic" "Neatness"



Secretary-Treasurer...................................... .

Elmer Haglund

Allen McCarty

Una Carteron

Class Colors


Turquoise and Gold




"Ever Onward"






A Freshman Lament

Although a fighter bold,
Even as the knights of old
I now do firmly stand for calm and peace.
For my reasons good and true,
I will soon expound to you
And you too will wish the cruel war to cease.
On an errand I was sent,
And some gasoline it meant
From the place that Ďs called the Big and Cheap Cash Store.
When the price I had been told,
I sure did have to scold,
But the clerk quickly blamed it to the war.
At the druggistís it was plain,
When relieved of any pain;
A double price was added and some more.
Have mercy, I did cry
Though he never winked an eye,
But lightly blamed it to the cruel war.
If itís prunes or shingle nails,
Wash tubs or water pails;
Or a little hit with which a hole to bore
The merchants one and all,
For their price so far from small,
Do gladly blame it to the cruel war.
As a Freshman here at school,
I must keep to every rule;
My lessons I must get just as before,
I should be extremely glad,
When my lessons are Mute bad,
Could I but blame it to the cruel war.
Now Iíve done my little
For to stop this awful fight;
Further reasons I could give you by the score; Such one-sided things of life,
is the cause for most the strife,
Yet we all hapíly blame it to the war.

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