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Luther College
1898 Graduates

Source: Decorah Republican June 16, 1898 P 1 C 4

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Commencement exercises at Luther College really began on Sunday last, when Senior Sunday was observed by the students attending church in a body and listening to the baccalaureate sermon by Rev. H. G. Stub. The address in every way a masterly one. The service included special music in which the college band assisted.

Monday and Tuesday evenings concerts were given at the college gymnasium. The first one was for the benefit of the museum fund, and included numbers by Luren, Mrs. Jessie Ervin-Marsh and others. The Tuesday evening concert was the fifth and last concert of the musical union and presented a choice program.

Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock the graduating exercises of the preparatory department o’clock occurred. The program was as follows:
1— Hymn.
2— Essay .....................Olaf Egers
3—"wie schon leuctet der Mergenstern" . . . . . ... ... .. ..Carl Larson
4—'"Hvorledes fjedlet blev klivit ..... ........................Gustav A. Hanson
6—Address .....................Rev. A. Turmo
7— Presentation of Diplomas.
9—Prayer and Benediction.

The members of the graduating class are:

Aaseth, Elmer
Dahle, Martin O.
Dolve, Nels
Egers, Olaf
Grandgaard, H. O.
Hanson, Gustav A.
Larsen, Carl E.
Moen, Hans P.
Naeseth, Herman
Olson, Otto
Thorpe, E. Lawrence
Stenbakken, Hans Chr.

Yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock the commencement exercises of the collegiate department were held at the college gymnasium. The class this year is composed of fifteen young men, scattered over six states from Minnesota to Texas as follows:
Minnesota: — Sam. Aarnes, Sacred Heart, Edwin A. Boyd, WiIlmar, Fred Dahlen, Oslo, George Johnson, Brandon, Hans J. Wein, Renville.
South Dakota:—Olaf J. and Zakarias Ordal, Taopi.
Wisconsin:—J, Edward Hegg, Blair.
Iowa;—Joseph M. Peterson, St. Ansgar, Theodore Ringoen, Ridgeway, Robert Hegg, Eugene Johnson and Jacob A. Stub, Decorah.
Nebraska:—Olaf Turmo, Newman Grove.
Texas:—Bernt. C. Swenson, Cranfill’s Gap.
The program of the exercises was as
Prayer................Rev. H. G. Stub
The importance of Denominational Colleges. ................... H. G. Wein
Om Sprogforholderne i Norge ......O. J. Ordal
The course of Sacred Song...... E. A. Boyd
Olav den Hellige . . Theodore Ringoen
Valedictory..... J. M. Peterson
Address and Conferring of Degrees . President
Remarks ..............Rev. K. Seehuus
Remarks ..... .. H. K, Stub
As usual quite a number of visitors and alumni have gathered here to attend commencement and renew old acquaintances. Among the most prominent ones are the following:
Rev. H. A. Stub, Sacred Heart, Minn.
Rev Otto C. Ottesen, Sioux Rapids, Iowa.
Rev. and Mrs. A. Turmo, Newman Grove, Neb.
Rev. C. B. Bestul, Viroqua, Wis.
Hon. and Mrs. A. K. Telsberg, St. Paul, Minn,
Rev. K. L. Gutteboe, Huxley, Iowa.
Miss Marie Hustvedt, Deerfield, Wis.
Rev. Xavier, Ridgeway, and his son Karl Xavier.
Rev, John A. Moldstad, of Texas.
E. O. Kaasa, Herman Reque, Martin Hektoen, Eli Lewilson, Andrew Gulllxson, C. M. Hallanger, Al. Markauus, Ingeman Lyugaas, Johan Winger.

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