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Luther College
1896 Graduates

Source: Decorah Republican June 18, 1896 P 1 C 4

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LUTHER COLLEGE.

The graduating: exercises at Luther College began on Tuesday afternoon last when a splendid class of twelve graduated from the preparatory department. The following program was rendered.

Hymn.
Faderen...... ..........................R. Gaard
26th Chapter of Acts.................L. E. Nelson
Music.
Der Ring das Polykrats............A. O.Jenson
Jacob i Hebron....................J. M. Hestenes
Music.
Address.
Presentation of Diplomas.
Hymn.
The class was composed of:

Birkelo, Peter
Bjerke, John
Brauer, Julius J.
Dale, John O.
Gaard, Rasmus
Hegland, Martin J.
Hestenes, Jacob M.
Jensen, Andrew O.
Larson, Oscar O.
Nelson, Ludwlc E.
Thompson, Severln L.
Wulfsberg, Einar

Yesterday morning at 10:30 o’clock the commencement exercises of the collegiate department occured at the gymnasium. The building was filled, from the platform to the doors, by fellow students of the graduates, their friends and others interested in the college. There were an unusually large number of the alumni present to witness the exercises.The walls were swung with pictures of the professors and former classes, while the class motto “Esse, non videri," wrought In flowers, shown from above the platform.

The program was as follows:—

Hymn.
Prayer..........................Rev. J. A. Otteson
England in the time of Shakespeare. S. N. Hagen
Music.
Ladt. Etymologi..........................O. Jahr
The Protestant Movement in England H, Olsen
Music.
Address and conferring of Degrees Prest. Laar Larson
Valedictory......................O. S. Bregland
Remarks......................Rev. Holversen
Hymn.
The graduates were:—

GraduateHome Town
Anderson, ChristianBarrett, Minn.
Brevig, Samuel B.Sacred Heart, Minn.
Bygland, Olav S.Albion, Neb.
Clausen, Carl T.Redwing, Minn.
Hagen, S. N.Hagen, Minn.
Halvorsen, Nils E.Westby, Wis,
Jahr, OlavDecorah, Iowa,
Jahr, TorsteinDecorah, lown.
Juul, Martin B.Brandon, Minn.
Larsen, Nikolai A.Decorah, Iowa.
Olsen, Holden MHerscher, ILL.
Savre, Bertinius K.Kensett, Iowa.
Torsgaard, Carl L.Springville. WIs.

Last evening the college students were given a picnic supper which was participated In by a large company, the ladies of the 1st Lutheran church furnishing the supper.

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