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Things are always "happening"
in this ambitious young man's life.
Now he is married.
While a student at Augsburg
he was active in a wide number of
activities—including football. He
played a guard position on the
championship team of 1928. Feeling a call to travel he took time
off to make a world tour, then returned, and was graduated in
Since graduation he has spent
a large share of his time at Augsburg. He was the moving spirit
in promoting the Augsburg Quartette's visit to Norway. He was
manager for the Augsburg Choir.
Under his leadership the Employment Bureau widened its services
to become of great importance in
the program of student help. That
Augsburg's enrollment increased
so rapidly in 1937-38 was at least
in some measure due to his "push" in the student solicitation program.
When the Alumni Association needed an Executive Secretary, he was
chosen, and had an important part in the successful drive for building
The Lutheran Free Church Publishing Company last summer selected
Mr. Abner Batalden to manage its business. From all reports things
are humming at the Cedar Avenue plant.
Trinity Congregation of Duluth lost one of its most active members
when Martha Bjornstad became Mrs. Batalden in December. But she
still carries on her work as Executive Secretary of the Luther League
Federation of the Lutheran Free Church, however, and helps her husband at the Publishing Company. She has already taken her place in
the work of Trinity Congregation of Minneapolis. She is a busy lady,
But then—a man who "does things" needs a wife of the same caliber.
—N. c. A.
Abner B. Batalden
Should Augsburg Alumni create a fellowship fund for worthy graduates
who wish to continue their education?
Would such a policy stimulate scholastic work at Augsburg?
Would Augsburg Alumni rally to the support of such a project?
a good idea? If you think so, see page 2.