December 1943 Cobbercast

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December 1943 Cobbercast


Schoberg, G.L.


A reading of a "Concordially Yours" radio broadcast, written and originally broadcasted on December 2, 1937 by G.L. Schoberg. This broadcast recounts several events going on at Concordia at the time, including words about the Thanksgiving break, an upcoming basketball game, and discussion of the Concert Band broadcast on the local WDAY radio station.


Schoberg, G.L.


Concordia College Archives
RG 22.2.2 FF 3 Box 1
P14188 - Campus views BPF 1920s
P13860 - Campus Views BPF 1978
P7766 - Carl B. Ylvisaker IPF
P8963 - Carl B. and Konrad Lee - Ylvisaker, Carl B. IPF
P31965 - 1931 band - Band (1930-40s) GPF
P3784 - J.A. Holvik - IPF
P9258 - Fjelstad Lounge - Fjelstad Hall Folder II
P6248 - Fjelstad Hall NE view - Fjelstad Hall Folder I
P 627 - Fjelstad Hall Postcard - Fjelstad Hall Folder 1
P7575 - J.N.Brown - Brown, J.N. IPF
P7232 - President Brown with students fall of 1948 - Brown IPF
P125 - Aerial View of Campus BPF - 1957
P1032 - 1931 Mens Basketball Team - Mens Basketball 1930s GPF
P843 - 1935 Concordia Band
P7772 - 1926 band members in front of Old Main - Band 1920s GPF
P9227 - Junior/Senior Banquet ca. 1928 - Students, Large Groups 1900-1950 GPF
P1148 - Class of 1929 School Party - Students, Large Groups 1900-1950 GPF


Concordia College Archives




Collins, Jenna; audio recorder
Cole, Layne; video editor
Burrell, Corinne; researcher


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Good morning, Cobberland, which is the same as the great northwest. And we are happy that we are located out here where the wind sweeps free rather than down in the more settled parts, where elbows jostle one another too easily. We haven’t any doubt but that the future of a lot of things lies just out here, and we are absolutely certain that the future of Lutheranism is here. Wherefore that’s good reason, when we say we’re glad to be the College of the Northwest.
Two Chevrolets, a blue and a brown one, are this moment stretching their sleek lengths along a North Dakota highway, the steady hands and eyes of their drivers holding radiator caps fixed toward far-away Bottineau. It’s the Concordia College basketball experts off on the Bottineau-Minot invasion. Tonight we will try to shake down the tree-dwellers of the Bottineau Forestry School and tomorrow night Why Not Minot? It looks as if the following will be the line-up: Curtis Thompson and Marshall Dyke at forward; Roos at center; and Duane Fiskum and Mike Peinovitch at guard. No ingredients have as yet been added to the soup of the dope bucket. Neither prophets of dismay nor of hope have as yet come forward to run our cage season for us. All are as yet holding the prophetic breath and watching these first two games.
The faculty carload that left for Midland College at Frement, Nebraska, during the Thanksgiving recess found icy welcome when they returned to us again. Between the sessions of the Lutheran College Faculties conference, Dr. Brown and Miss Clara Paulson found time to diminish the turkey at the home of Mrs. Mundhjeld’s parents in Lincoln on Thanksgiving day. They stared at the state capitol building and while on the university of Nebraska campus, told students there about Fjelstad Hall.
Rev. C. B. Ylvisaker also got home safely, after trudging wearily through the heavy snowdrifts and skating gingerly over ice, as the east coast took the occasion of his visit to stage one of the worst blizzards in years. However, he reports most successful meetings in Rev. Aas’ Brooklyn church during that Thanksgiving week.
“To guild refined gold / to paint the lily / to throw a perfume on the violet / to smooth the ice // or add another hue Unto the rainbow…”
That’s art, as Shakespeare makes King John put it, and art after that fashion we have in the Fjelstad Hall --recreation room now= for if you walk into that room, you will think yourself on you first visit to the gallery of Dresden of mayhap in the Louvre, for all about, safely pinned to the cork walls are 48 reproductions of the world’s greatest paintings in full color. And all through the efforts of President J. N. Brown, who, noticing that the Minneapolis Journal was cooperating with the National Committee for Art Appreciation, pleaded our benighted condition relative to finer sensibilities, with the result that we now are an art gallery and speak easily of Mona Lisa and Corregio and Leonardo da Vinci.
Sunday the silver trumpets will snarl again, and the stretched drum skins will beat their rhythmical chatter, as the Concordia College band, under Professor Holvik, greets your ear, when at 4:30 from WDAY the usual Concordia Sunday afternoon music hour opens. It’s going to be a program of marches this time, says Director Holvik, military marches contrasting with descriptive pieces; Tchaikovsky’s March Slav contrasting with the Semper Paratus of the U.S. Coast Guard. Do you get the little folder about the programs of the Concordia-WDAY Sunday Music Hour? If not, send to the station or the college. We want you to have it.
Well, how the big needle on the big clock up here in the studio has been moving along and now is come to the point where it is hard to say with Emerson: “Let us leave hurry to slaves.” I must rather say with Ben Jonson: “That old bald cheater, Time, is upon me.” And so, here I’m ready to sign off for another week. And with this thought on education for you to digest as you go about your affairs. “The true purpose of education is to cherish and unfold the seed of immortality already sown within us; to develop to their fullest extent the capacities of every kind within which the God who made us has endowed us.” One of our aims at Concordia College!
And so, until next time, Concordially yours.
Goodbye Cobber Family.


4 minutes, 53 seconds


Collins, Jenna; audio recorder
Cole, Layne; video editor
Burrell, Corinne; researcher


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Schoberg, G.L., “December 1943 Cobbercast,” Concordia Memory Project, accessed July 13, 2024,