In the year when Bye & Peterson advertised suits for "college and high school chaps" at $15 and $25 . . . when D. M. Clark & Co. dealt in furniture, hardware, plumbing and heating and also directed funerals when Johnson's Pharmacy was already the Rexall store when Skauge Drug Co. sold "Skauge's Never-Cough" when the George F. Murphy Co. was a ready-to-wear shop. . .when Marie Canan Studio and Opsahl's Photographs were taking the graduates' pictures. . .and when H. W. Linnemann had a men's clothing store at 612 Front Street.
This was the year the Senior Class of 1911 at the Brainerd High school published an annual called, "The Cyclone--11."
The annual staff members included: Richard Ilse, editor-in- chief; E. 0. Swanson, associate editor; Mabel Smythe, literary editor; Kenneth Ribbel, business manager: Burton Ford, assistant business manager and athletics; Stewart Mills, circulation manager.
W. C. Cobb was superintendent of schools at that time. L. C. McCarty was High school principal and the teaching staff consisted of the following: Miss Millicent Mahlum, Latin; Miss Susan McCoy, English; Miss Josephine Nichol, history; Miss Frances Long, science; L. M. Carter, commercial; Miss Ethel Elliott, mathematics; Miss Maude Hooper, music; Miss Caroline Mower, art.
Class members of 1911 (in addition to those listed on the annual staff above) included: Grace L. Carlson, Effie Drexler, Olive L. Johnson, Martha Keough, Ottilla Keough, Nana Noren, Margaret O'Connor, Ida M. Peterson, Ruth Simons, Mabel I. Smith, Mae Staples and Lulu Trent.
Activities included a literary society for students, teachers and alumni; a boys' debating club with William Twohy as president, Gamma Delta Sigma literary-social organization for girls. A number of musical groups functioned along w it h athletics. (It was noted a football game with Wadena was forfeited by Brainerd in the second quarter because their opponents refused to play a clean game.)
Reproduced from the Centennial Edition of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch (1871-1971).