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TUEFEB8 1966 Carbondale— Herrln— Murphyibora SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY t, Its* RV« Assistant Principal, Council President Roles No Strain On Dad, Son By Ron O'Connor Of The Southern lllinoisan Working as president of the student council in the same school in which a person's father is assistant principal might be more than many young men could take. No so for Bob Aikman of Carbondale's University High School. Aikman, a scholar - athlete, says his position as preside- has not strained family relations. He said he and his father. Arthur L. A'kinan. 1035 W. Willow St., often discuss school problems at home. "So far our roles don't seem to have bothered either of us," the tall, dark - haired young man said. The student council, under Aikman's leadership, has added a Community Projects Committee and has revamped council election procedures. Purpose of the newly formed committee is to collect funds for the Peace Corps to use in building a school in some underdeveloped area of the world. "We're going to have to collect about $1,000 for the p r o- ject," Aikman said, "and it'll probably take ai least two years. But it should be worth it. We hope to correspond with the school's students eventually." Among new council election requirements are that presidential candidates must attend at least four meetings, of the group to be eligible to campaign. "We hope this will result in « better informed, more capable slate of officers," he said. Exchange Program Another council project is a senior exchange program with other university - connected schools. "This year we're planning to send a senior boy and girl to Illinois State's high school in Normal, probably during the week of Feb. 20," he said. ISU's school council send two *tudent« to live in Carbondale Aikman talks with principal Roger Robinson (to abtend classes and social ] He is a varsity letter winner events that week, !' n football, basketball and base,., , , . . ,., ball and was chosen as an all- Laboratory schools like conference B!ack Diarnon d half- ours have special problems," he said." Through these ex change programs we hope to back last fall. He hopes to continue his foot- thern." In addition to student council, Aikman is active in the school's chorus; Madrigal Singers; K Club, a service or-^ai'"*! snonsnred bv Kiwanis Club; the National Honor Society and the Letter men's club. about athletic scholarships. "I'd really like to go to one of the service academies, preferably Annapolis," he said, "but my appointment' hasn't come through yet," ' Aikman plans to concentrate on political science and gov- ernment in college. "I'd like to go into foreign service work," he said, "and i seems to me the government's schools would have about the best programs for that type o work." "I don't plan to go into elec live politics," he added. " T don't think I'd like it." Aikman sees today's schools as requiring students to special ize more than they used to. "Today there just isn't time to belong to every group in school and still do well academi cally," he says. "Students today are probabl) more active in a few areas than those who used to do a little in everything. "I felt I had to chose between participating in athletics and working on the school paper or in plays," Aikman's principal, Roger Ro binson, says the student is good leader. "Bob has a great deal of in tegrity," Robinson said. "He has a wide range of interests which make him an interesting per son." Teamwork Aikman says he has workec Jn both student government and athletics because both require teamwork. "Teamwork is probably one o the most important things to learn," he said. "I enjoy th< feeling of accomplishing thing; by working with others." The young politician believe small schools are preferable t( larger ones because of the great er degree of social contacts. "You can't begin to know all the other students in a large school," he said, "but here a U High it's a lot easier." "I guess I just like knowing and working with people." Aikman served as junior class president last year. One of the duties of the office was to supervise the spring prom. "I think I learned a loi about working with people on that project," he said. YOUR NEWS QUIZ PART I - NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give yourself ,_10 points^for each correct answer. V 1 The United States took the Vietnamese proM»m to the United Nations Security Council. North and South Viet Nam are not members of the UN. True or False? 2 President Johnson said that he was acting as Commander in Chief when he ordered bombing of North Viet Nam resumed. This title is given the President by a-the Constitution b-a 1934 law c-a Congressional resolution 3 Food riots In India remind us that nbout per cent of the world's people are hungry or malnourished. a-20 ., b-35 c-50» 4 The President sent Congress his Foreign Aid Message. Mr. Johnson wants mostof our military and economic aid to go to nations a-tn Latin America b-in Africa c-near Russia and China 5 Ten major trading nations met last week to discuss how to increase the supply of currency used in world trade. Name the two national currencies which, along with gold, now serve as world money. PART II - WORDS IN THE NEWS Take 4 points for each word that match with its correct meaning. can I rebuff 2 hamlet 3 proliferate 4 embargo 6 aggreseion •-spread b-trade restriction c-uncalled-for attack d-reject, snub e-small village Southern lllinoisan Carbondale Loan and Improvement Match word clues with their corresponding pictures or symbols. 10 points for each correct answer. 1 56thyear observed this week 2 new church-state r-:'- .sis flared 3 i will cold result in scarcity? 4. it's Dental HeaK 6 asked for Viet Nam arbitration by UN 6 Britain's Prince Charles started school here 7 leads drive n^ainst slums FOUND sy PART III - NAMES IN THE NEWS Take 6 points* for names that yo" can ! correctly match with the clues. a- Peace Corps Director National 1 Arthur Goldberg 2 Hale Boggs 3 Wayne Morse 4 Jack Hood Vtughn . „ . . ~_ •"»"" d-Senator from Oregon b-Hepubllcan Chairman e-U.S. Ambassador to UN t RayC. Bliss /ol. XV/No. 20 e-House Majority Whip • VK, IiicT; Madlion, WI.con.ln 8 ..... prices reached a record high 9 ..... still largest shipbuilding nation 10 February birthday 12 Is FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION Should Congressmen leel free to criticize the President's policies during a crisis? HOW DO YOU RATE? tacon Etch Sid* o( Quit S.p»r»t«lx) „ 91 to 100 polnti - TOP SCORE •1 to 90 pointi - Excellent, 71 to DO pointi - Good. 41 to 70 pointi - Fair. * 40 or Under???-H 1 mm! __,,__..__ —T-I Thli Practice Examination! STUDENTS^.mi.TANSWERS^ON REVERSE PAGE Carterville Teen Town Architect'* sketch shows new Teen Town to be built by the Carterville Lions Club. The club has purchased a building that formerly housed a feed store. The building, now being razed. and the land was purchased for $8,500. The club previously bought property from Owen brothers for 52,750, located at 170 S. Division St. just south of the Teen Town site. New tile was installed in a drainage ditch on that property, which has been purchas- for $4,500 by the City of Carterville for improvement as a metered parking lot. Mayor Frank Samuel said the Lions Club hopes to start construction of Teen Town In early spring. The club is seeking donated labor for much of the work. The building will contain game, dance and lounge areas, a snack bar with grill, an office and restrooms. Individual Events SIU Speech Winners Named Results of the Southern Illinois University Individual Events Speech Tournament for high schools have been announced. The tournament was sponsored by the school's speech department and Pi Kappa Delta, honorary forensic fraternity. First place winners, their schools and their divisions, were Sandy Borgsmiller, Murphysboro, serious reading; Linda Roberts, Du Quoin, oratorical declamation; Barbara Bova, Du Quoin, verse reading; Sarah Romersberger, Normal monologue; Gene Balof, Lincoln, extemporaneous speaking, and Jack Farrow, Granite City, comedy. Other winners were Sue Schmidt, Belleville, prose; Jackie Veil, Edwardsville, oratory, Jody Brunner, Mascoutah, af- ;er dinner speaking, and Kathy Willis, Normal, radio. Belleville High took top school Conors in readers theater competition. Top novice speakers from Southern Illinois high schools included Mary Jane Wasmer, Vlurphysboro, prose; Val Clary, University High, verse; Bill Jackson, Murphysboro, extemporaneous speaking, and Diane Tweedy and Louis Ceci, both of Murphysboro, monologue. More than 500 students a n c coaches from 27 schools partici pated in the tournament, making it the largest individual events contest in the state. Marvin Kleinau, SIU di rector of forensic activities, was in charge. Metropolis Wins Tourney Metropolis High School won the over-all trophy in individi- dual events at the first annual invitational speech and debate tournament at Murphysboro Township High School Saturday. Metropolis participants sco red 33 points. Second place went to Mt. 'Vernon High School with 13 points. Du Quoin and Murphysboro were tied for third with 12 points each. In varsity debate, Carbondale Community High School took first place with a 7-1 record. In the novice debate division Mt. Vernon scored first with a 6-0 record. First place winners in the six individual categories were: Seniors Reading fierious Reading—Judy Oliver of Metropolis, Sandy Borgsmiller of Murphysboro and Ken Wnitener of Carbondale Community, tied; Original Monologue—Bill Padgett of Mt. Vernon; Oratorical Declamation—Donna Turner of Metropolis; Comedy Reading—Bill Kirksey of Metropolis; Prose Reading—Bob Beardsley of Metropolis; Verse Reading—Vel Clary of University School; Young People Speak Morals: Are They Changing? Do today's teen-agers follow the same moral standards their Barents did a generation ago? If not, is the change for bet- ;er or worse? Here are what some area young people have to say. "I can't actually say that the iiorals of today's teens are worse ;han those of a teen in another day because I am not thorough- y acquainted with the moral values of the earlier teens. : 0f course, there are still a lumber of teenagers who do lave high standards. However, I was shocked to discover that some of the students, of whom I have always thought highly, consume alcoholic beverages and use profane language. Several students holding high of- 'ices and belonging to honorary clubs are of this type. I think that today's teenager, partly due to obscene literature and movies, is bolder nd brasher than teens of earl- er generations." Mary Lou Caraway, 17 Murphysboro "Perhaps morals have changed, but I do not think much in he relatively short time between our parents' teen-age and Southern lllinoisan HONOR CARRIER OF THE WEEK Leslie tavern Spiller Southern Illinoisan Honor Carrier of the week I* Leslie Lavern Spiller, 14, 416 Bryan St., Carterville. He it the ton of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Spiller. Leslie spends part of the money he earns as • Southern lllinoisan carrier on clothing. The most prized possession he has earned is » pony he bought. Horse back riding, hunting, and fishing are his hobbies. He also takes an active part in the Pep Club at Carterville High School where he is a 9th grader. Leslie plans on going to jockey schocl after he graduates from high school. Southern lllinoisan CARBONDALE HERRIN MARION 227 West Main 112 North lith 209 E. Union Phone 457-8H1 Phone 942-31(7 Phone 993-8U1 MURPHYSBORO 1117 Walnut Phone 684-2124 our own. I would be more Inclined to say any difference in morals since that time is not really a change, but rather just a matter of the differences in the societies in which we are living. "This time is a prosperous and vibrant period: we reflect it in what might appear to oe 'changing morals.' Individually, however, I think our personal moral values are much the same as they have been in the last twenty-five or thirty years. Moral values are a matter of individual choice now, just as they were then." Gayle Rodgers, 17 Carbondale "I don't think the fall in morals is as great as the uncertainty in the minds of today's young people of just what is moral and immoral. Many teenagers who have grown up under the teachings of the church are swayed into believing that "because the crowd does it" it must be right. If there is a fall in morals, I think it comes because of lack of proper guidance for the troubled — not because of a flaw in the character of today's youth. Sam W. Cox, 17 Carbondale "Yes, our morals are definitely changing. Our moral standards are getting lower and lower. Today people do things that our own parents would never have dreamed of. But as the times change the teen-ager changes with them. "The morals of our generation are the same as they were for our parents. The teen-agers of today only do different things. "We just try to keep up with the people of our own age. Our moral standards are getting low, but they will get lower with each new generation." Patty Allen, 18 Makanda "Yes, the morals of teens today are changing. The dresses are getting shorter and tighter. Also there are lots of teens having to get married while still in school, so the change is tor the worse." Jean Harrison, 17 Carbondale "Yes, I think moral standards have changed because of the changes that have occurred in the world. I think every generation has its own set of morals but I don't think they are any worse or better than my parents' generation had. Mary Ann Rue, 17 Marion Next week: more replies CAKBOKDALE EATON A BROWN We Service All Makes TELEVISION 457-5J21 111 I. U/LDSOS)