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Decorah Institute
1898 Graduates

Source: Decorah Republican Aug. 25, 1898 P 4 C 6
and
Source: Decorah Republican Sept. 1, 1898 P 4 C 2


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Decorah Institute Graduation.
As usual at its graduation exercises the auditorium of Decorah Institute was wholly inadequate to hold those who wished to attend. After an audience had been packed in so closely that there was not an inch of standing room, scores upon scores, running into the hundreds, were turned away.

The graduating class this year numbered ten young men and two young ladies, who leave the halls of their Alma Mater well equipped to begin life as far as practical education and the thorough training which such a skillful teacher as Mr. Breckenridge and his associates can fit them. We do not undertake an especial mention of the work of each. All acquitted themselves creditably. The music for the occasion was furnished by Marsh’s orchestra, and the violin playing of Josef Kovarik was a delight to all.
At Decorah institute of the Class of
98, to-morrow Evening.
Music.............. .. ..........Orchestra
Invocation.............. Rev. M. Willett, D. D.
Salutatory Address ...... Samuel Mosby
Oration.“The Progress of the American Nation"
Ed. Bergh.
Oration .........“Poetry and Patriotism.”
Flora E. Baker.
Oration..................“A Strong Foundation”
Hans Halvorson
Violin Solo.....................Selected
Prof, Josef Kovarik.
Oration..Class Motto—’Aeirometha (Let us Rise)
Louise M Houg.
Oration.................“The Good Citizen”
Martin N, Ingerman.
Oration—“The Bay is crossed—The Ocean
Lies Beyond.”
Julius H. Kaiser.
Oration............... “Modern Education”
Milo J. Graham.
Violin Solo ......... .Selected
Prof Josef Kovarik,
Oration—“God’* Wonders, in the Present, Past
and Future.”
Murray E. Thompson.
Oration................“The Everyday Hero”
Louis H. Kaiser.
Oration.......... “Friendship”
Helmer Halland.
Valedictory Address.....Gerhard Jrogruson
Presentation of Diplomas ........Principal
Music .......... Orchestra

Graduates
Baker, Flora E.
Bergh, Ed.
Graham, Milo J.
Halland, Helmer
Halvorson, Hans
Houg, Louise M
Ingerman, Martin N,
Jrogruson, Gerhard
Kaiser, Julius H.
Kaiser, Louis H.
Mosby, Samuel
Thompson, Murray E.

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