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Above: 1940 Junior Orchestra : Only two students are identified from this photo. One is the fellow in front with the violin. This is Richard Warren. To the immediate right of Warren is Gorden Bivens. Both these fellows went on to be recognized as “Distinguished Professors” at ISU in 1983- page 208. Miss Bathe, Director.
1940 Mixed Chorus

Front: Juella Johnson, Ruby Nassen, Doris Jacobson, Ardyce Grimsley, Kathline Matters, Myrtle Nassen, Kathryn Day, Ione Sampson, Alyce Burley. Middle Row: Bill Christy, Dorothy Harper, Dorothy Molde, Delores Borts, Peggy Eller, Doris Bailey, Miss Pauline Bathe (Teacher), Kathy Combs, Sally Hansen, Jeanne Stratton, Marie Nassen, Leo Tjelmeland. Top Row: Donald Halverson, ? Combs, Glen Sampson, Arnold Nelson, Harold Tjelmeland, Richard Comfort, Stanley Egland, Edward Larson, Kermit Sorensen, ? Combs, Dixon Harper, Harlan Harper.

1943 Boy’s Glee Club

Back Row: Clayton Clifford, Bill Christy, Harold Tjelmeland, Don Halverson, Gerald Borwick, Gordon Bivens, teacher Miss Eunice Berglund. Front Row: Leo Tjelmeland, Earl Johnson, Carroll Arneson, Richard Comfort, Glen Sampson, Russell Morfey. Note the sharp looking “Letter Sweaters” worn by Earl Johnson and Glen Sampson with a different style (speculation - it is a Music Award Letter) worn by Richard Comfort.

Ila Mae Bailey ‘46 earned this band letter. By the mid fifties they were no longer issued. Compare with those of 1927, page 133, and those in the glee club picture above.

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