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I'H.f. Id I'll uH;t\xi>oitT. i\i)n\t. si \/>n. DKCKMIIKR i:t. 19111 -YOUNG PEOPLE German Exchange Student Says' Americans More Free, Relaxed Georges Zimer BYTINACANALES Logansport High- School foreign exchange student, Georges Zimer. is an eighteen-year-old senior from Kschls Alzettc. Luxembourg, Germany. Georges, the son of Rene and Jose Ximer. arrived on Aug. IK. lie has one brother. Marc, who is seven-years-old. ' Georges said people in the I'nited States are more free ,and relaxed than the people of his country. "In Luxembourg, people .arc more formal and disciplined." He also stated that the families of the U.S. are not as closely knit as those in Luxembourg. "Young where I come from. don't make friends as easily and quickly ;is they do hero." said Georges, "but when they've made a friend, it is a friend forever." Some oi the customs Georges talked about that differed here from Luxembourg included not being able to drive until eighteen-years-old in his country, and being able to drink in pubs when sixteen. German people have no special days such as Halloween or Thanksgiving, he said. "One of the only special times is a week in February, called Fashing, in w h i c h everyone dresses up. goes to parties and may not go home all that week." said Georges. Georges said. "Dating or going out with a girl in Luxembourg is not as big of u deal a.s it is in the U.S. Also, boys don't normally play the gentleman by opening the door for a girl as the boys do here." According to Georges, school is a lot harder in his country. Students are required to memorize entire books for an exam; There are no sports or other activities either. Upon coming lo the United States. (Jeorges found it not to be what he had anticipated. "Normally we think of the U.S. as in the form of big cities, such as New York," said Georges. "The way I've come to know the U.S., I like it much belter. It's easygoing, relaxing, (here are nice people, quiet girls and you're free to do almost anything you want." So far George likes the U.S. and he enjoys attending LHS. He 'is currently enrolled in English. German. United State? history and economics He is a member of 'Key Club. German Club. Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a member of the Magpie staff. Some of his hobbies include soccer, music and riding motorcycles. lie now lives with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brandstatlcr at !)!:) Wolf Drive, and will return home June SO. The Newest Odd Couple? By Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) - It was an unlikely combination — Paul LeMat, generally recognized as one of the finest of the young crop of Hollywood actors, and Gary Coleman, the tiny terror from NBC's "Diffrent Strokes," generally recognized as a very small person. But there they were, costarring in a movie called "Jimmy the Kid," with several other actors in the unlikely mix — Ruth Gordon, Dee Wallace, Cleavon Little and a new character actor, a moonfaced funny man named Walter Olkewicz. Director Gary Nelson, backed up by producer Ronald Jacobs, believes in shooting only on location, or at least as much as possible. So they were outside on this hot Los Angeles day working at a busy street corner. LeMat and Olkewicz were in a red Porsche, which had been pulled over by a large cop made larger because he was sitting on a large horse. (Just before the scene began. Nelson had the foresight to ask the actor playing the cop if he had ever been on a horse before; he said he had. and luckily looked like he was telling the truth.) This left the other actors free. Gary Coleman went for a walk with his bodyguard by his side. Gary's father. Willie, stayed behind. Willie is a pleasant man who worked for a large chemical firm in Chicago until a '79 taxi accident left him with an injured shoulder. He says he is on "extended total disability." He said that Gary is 47 inches tall now — 3 feet, 11 PAUL LEMAT and Gary Coleman are the stars of the comedy "Jimmy the Kid." Says LeMat, who turned down a role in "The Deer Hunter" because be felt it was too violent, "I'm not totally against violence, but I do feel it has to be within limits." inches — and they expect he will top off at around 4 feet, 10 inches or maybe an even 5 feet. Fortunately for the boy — Gary is 13 now — he has an acting career to compensate for his disability. Ron Jacobs, the producer, says he thinks Gary will be a big star — "the public is telling us that already." Jacobs believes, he says, "in God's law of compensation — God is making up to Gary for his bad kidneys by giving him charisma." During breaks in the filming, LeMat came over to sit in what little shade the location had to offer. He says he likes hot weather, which is lucky because he sure got it that day. He also got plenty on his last film — "Death Valley." "Death Valley" is, LeMat explained, a Hitchcockian film and "Jimmy the Kid" is a comedy. But that was not a result of any careful planning on his part, he says; it was just a coincidence that he has managed to alternate types of films. "I wish I could say I planned things," he says "But I took 'Death Valley' because I liked Dick Richards (the director) and I took this because it's an unusual film — it has very little violence and profanity, and I like that." He says pictures with a minimum of violence and profanity are very rare these days. He wants to play good people in films that have goodness in them. He turned down "The Deer Hunter," he says, "because I felt the violence was gratuitous." "I'm not totally against violence." LeMat says, "but I dp feel it has to be within limits." Among Hollywood journalists, LeMat had acquired a reputation for being difficult — even impossible — to talk to. He proved to be anything but that, however — he was pleasant, easygoing, affable. How did he account for his earlier reputation? "I've changed regarding interviews," he says. "When I first began my career, I didn't do them. I was a purist, and I believed in art for art's sake and all that, and I didn't /eel that doing interviews was part of my job. I acted only for myself. "But then two things happened. I got married, and career advancement became more important to me. And then, several pictures I did were not promoted well, and so I just decided that I had to do interviews after all." They went back to work then, into the scene with LeMat and Olkewicz and the cop and the horse. Traffic flowed by; in Hollywood there are so many movies shot that it is an everyday thing for motorists to pass movie companies at work. Only one dog in a passing car seemed to care. He barked at the horse wildly, and kept barking and ruined a take. They couldn't start shooting until the light changed and the car carrying the dog moved on. That's moviemaking in Hollywood. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN > Be// Center, Pioneer Name Honor Students Bell Center Christian School has announced its second grading period honor roil. Listed on the A honor roll were Kim McMaslers, Tom Gardner, Darlene I^emeron, Jeremy Fritz, Nichole Todd and Tricia Briney. Trina Tharp and Brian McMasters received honorable mention. The second grading period honor rolls have been an n ou n c ed b y Pioneer High School. Distinguished scholars include seniors, Paula Hardy, Cheryl Ide, Marcia Courtice. Sandi Powlen and Lelanea Patty Sophomores: Veronica Swanson and Roberta Earnhart. Freshmen: Shell! Church. Chris Hamilton, Brian Kiser, Mark Aldridge. Kathy Nice and Beth Arthington. The high honor roll lists senior Allynn Hanna; juniors Deron Butler and Greg Kapraun; and eighth graders, Rhonda Hodge and Lucy Sell. Named to the regular honor roll were seniors, Bob U'Donnell, Wanda Stilwell, Gary Spencer, Cheryl Cochran. Deb Barr, Steve Berkshire and Rebecca Poland. Juniors: Kara Hefley, Tomi Ping and Ed Schroder. Sophomores'. Michelle Kapraun, Gina Greene. Kevin Mcndenhall. Jenny Johnson, Allen Kabela, Dan Riehle and Richard Funk. Freshmen: Jackie Denny and Rod Weaver. Eighth graders: Nina Colford, Jimmy Green and Rodni LyUe. Seventh graders: John Anderson, Carla Barber, Alan Biggs, Laurie Charges. Steve Crabtree. Rhonda Fross. Yvette Harris, Jenny Medley, Doug Nethercutt, Steven Nice, Jean Snyder and Tim Williams. Honorable mention was received by senior Curl Hillenberg. junior Kathy Coffmon. sophomores Sue Anderson and Angie Ray and freshman Danny Farns. Also, eighth graders Tracey Bledsoe, Sean Lampton, Jeff Roller and Melody Shock ley. Seventh graders: Sheryl Baker. Brad Forgey. Cristie Good, Melody Green, Sarah Kiser, David Spencer, Angela Sproles and David Wright. Art Contest Set An a 11 • rn e d i a art competition for junior high and high school students has been announced by the Inlerlochen Center lor the' Arts, The visual art competition is open to all students in grades seven through 12. All media are eligible when accompanied by a fee of $5 per student for up to six entries. Participants are to subinit :j5mm slides or photographs of their work. ('ash prizes will be awarded in two classifica- tions: work submitted by students in grades seven through nine, and work from students in grades 10 through 12. First, second and third prize winners in each category will receive $200. SI 00 and S50, respectively. The closing date for entries is March 1, 1982. For entry forms and contest information, persons may write Visual Arts Competition, In- terloehen ('enter for the Arts, Interlochen. Ml School News Pioneer BY DEBORAH KAPRAUN The Pioneer High School speech team placed seventh and received 12 ribbons during competiton at Twin Lakes High School recently. Shelli Craw led the :i()-member team with a second place in dramatic interpretation and first place with Barry Crist in duo interpretation. Two ether PHS duo teams made the finals and won second and fourth places, respectively. They were (he teams of Wade Yeates. Kim Buck and Katrina Crist, Bobbi Baer. Also, the duo team of Deb Kapraun and Glen Jones placed seventh while Denny Kiser and Kara Hefley placed ninth. Other ribbon winners were, in humorous interpretation. Kim Buck, second, and Toms Ping, fifth: in dramatic interpretation. Wade Yeates. seventh: in poetry. Sharon Cowell. fifth: and in oratorical interpretation. Deb Kapraun, fourth. Rob Resting and Tony Gibson, newcomers in the radio division, received fifth and sixth places, respectively. The Pioneer speakers combined to score 25 sweepstakes points in the 2-1-team meet, which featured 600 contestants. Columbia BY COURTNEY ROBERTS As one walks down the halls of Columbia Middle School, it is apparent that Christmas is coming. Art Club members have painted Christmas scenes on the front windows of the school. The group also decorated a Christmas tree with handmade ornaments. In addition to the tree and windows, a competition was conducted recently to decide which homeroom had the most appropriate Christmas door decoration. Art Club will sponsor a calendar contest to select 13 drawings for the Columbia Middle School calendar, interested students may enter an original drawing. Lincoln BYROZCOSTELLO Lincoln Middle School's Health Careers Club recently heard a presentation by Dr. Ralph Anderson, D.V.M. Anderson, a veterinarian in Logansport, was graduated from Twin Lakes High School and received his college education from Manchester College and Purdue University. He discussed the practice of veterinary medicine, necessary educational requirements and job responsibilities. The club's next meeting will be a program concerning nutrition Jan. 27. Frontier The Frontier High School Falcon Swing Choir will travel more than 37.T miles to bring the "Sounds of Christmas J981" to various audiences. The choir recently performed in the school's Christmas programs, traveled to the Tippecanoe Villa and to the Logansport Stale Hospital. Tuesday the group will perform at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Marion, and then will travel lo the Tippecanoe MM to sing from 7 to 8 p.m. The group is part of Frontier Music Orgainza- lions and is conducted by Mark L. Kutsler. director of music, with Betty Brooks, accompanist. Teaching Kids How To Think By the Editors of Psychology Today An Israeli educator is drawing attention in the United States these days with his contention that what holds back many slow learners is not. a lack of intelligence but a lack of basic thinking skills. What's more, Reuven Feuerstein (pronounced FOY-er-schtyne) has evidence lhat when thinking skills are properly taught, many people with IQs of 80. 60 or even 40 can perform at near-normal or even above-average levels. Feuerstein's techniques have been used in Israeli schools for more than a dozen years. In the United States, where educators have become concerned that traditional "basics" are not teaching children how to think, his methods are already being used in 300 school systems. A description of his work has just been prepared by Paul Chance, a psychologist who is writing a book on thinking skills instruction. Feuerstein is a 60ish man with a full white beard and, on most occasions, a large dark beret. He developed his ideas when he realized that many child refugees from World War II were more intelligent than their performance in school indicated. Testing them and thousands of children since, Feuerstein found serious flaws in the way children whose intellectual performances are "retarded" think. For example, such children are often impulsive. When asked to identify geometric shapes solely bv touch, many ot them palm the objects instead of taking time to finger them carefully. At other times, such children fail to realize that episodes in life are connected. A teen-ager with such a problem, for example, is apt to say he or she plans to become a doctor or lawyer and then, in the next breath, to say that he or she can hardly wait to be old enough to quit school. Feuerstein has identified at least 21 such "cognitive deficiencies." He believes they come about not because children lack experience but because they lack instruction about ways to interpret their experiences. For example, children often observe a car stopping at a traffic light. They may not get in the habil of evaluating that experience, however, until an adult points out that the red light means stop and the green light go, and that the apparently arbitrary relationship has a purpose — controlling traffic. Men, Anne's Will Be Glad to Help You With Your Christ-% mas Selections and | Gift Wrap Them | Free. Check To See //1 We Have Your Lad- 1 ies Siz-e On File. mmjn 1 LOGANSPORT SCHOOL MENU DEC. 14 thru DEC. 18 SIZES Tops-36 to 52 Panfs-30 to 46 Half Sizes 18% to 32% 562W.Mnin 173-6444 IVm. IN. Plus Size Fashions Monday thro Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 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