The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 23, 1965 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 23, 1965
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The Worth Of The Individual By Frances GpecJce The basic thing that hurts a group | any group - a nation, a parish, student body, a club, anything - is members within it depending too much on each other. There is no end to the ill effects of shirking responsibility and our-dependence on fellow members. This is best illustrated in some small but very conspicuous example such as a pep rally. One person stands up and starts to cheer and almost instantly five hundred are cheering. An individual action, however, is not always that good. For instance, a single person starts a rumor which spreads like wildfire until it becomes distorted beyond recognition. How many people did it take to start that going ? Twenty-five or fifty ? No, Just one narrow-minded person, who, instead of investing time and energy in something beneficial to fellow students, de- graded them, the school, and himself. One weak brick or a faulty foundation in a huildinp is disastrous to the entire structure. Also that one ineonspicious pebble could give way to an avalanche causing perilous destruction. How true this is in regards to our discussion of the Individual. There are several examples to illustrate these points. Let us look at just a few. Consider a marchinp band or a drill team, any group requiring perfect precision. Every individual is essential and equally important. If one person errs, the entire plan and design is ruined because of one small individual. And what about a vocal group? A beautiful thing to listen to if there is perfect pitch and haromony, but then, if one careless person is off key, a lovely sound will turn into discord. The power of the Individual is great; it is frightening. It can elect a President; it can destroy a government. It can win a war; it can start a riot. Will this power t>e used or abused? It's up to you, the Individual. ChristmasCantat by Ruth Cowl Best wishes for the holiday season were expressed, and the traditional Bethlehem scene reenacted as the Garrigan High School band and choruses presented their annual Christmas Concert on December 19 at 8:00 in the school auditorium. The program began with three numbers by the band, "Adeste Fideles Concert Paraphrase," "What Child Is This?" and "Christmas Fantasy." Following the band, more yuletide spirit filled the air as the McGuire Sisters, Janet, Patricia, Kathryn, and Betty, sang such favorites as "Sleigh Ride" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." The freshmen girls and the Varsity Chorus followed this with "Mistletoe" and "We Wish You The Merriest Christmas." Then, as the Bethlehem scene reflected from the stage, narrators Robert Lucey and Robert Smith recalled the Biblical story of the first Christmas. Mary was portrayed by Sharon Ludwig; Joseph, Ronald Kohlhaas; Shepherds, Robert Besten- lehner, David Zeimet, Michael Elbert; and the Kings, Robert Schmitt, Dennis Hudspeth, and David Schneider. Songs such as Handel's Hallelujah Chorus," "Jesus Light of the World" "Coventry Carol," "Wise Men Three.Three Wise Men," and "The Last Words of David" complemented the nativity scene and concluded the program. The program was produced under the direction of Sister Virginia Marie, PBVM, and Mr. John Sterba. Accompanists were Susan Nelson, Mary Hamilton, Jean Milder, Marcia Hinken, Margaret Lickteig and Ruth Cassel. Joseph Ringsdorf, Richard Muller, David McCarthy, John Muller, David Loebach and William Milder, members of the Garrigan G Club, were ushers for the evening, Michael Kenne and Michael Elbert were in charge of lighting. wnammmm man High School Star ••••••••••••••••••••i The Way We See If by Patrick Crawford Mark Prl«»korn WEEKEND WONDERS DEPT.: The way we see it, those Golden Bears of ours really are great. After five games (pardon, DU * the deadline was too early for seven), they have shown their strength by leveling all but one of these first five opponents. The Bears' lone loss came at the hands of Mason City Newman, 82-71, and the Knights had to bit 67 percent of their second nail Shots to turn the trick. Statistic wise, the Bears are off to the best start in our school's seven year history. Back in 1960, the Bears woo three of their first five, averaging 60.0 points offensively and 55.2 defensively. Later on that year, they finished an eleven game win streak and were 14-6 at the finale. In 1961, the Bears dropped three of thoir first five, lost two more, and later went on to take the DYO tourney. Their only loss in State tourney competition was to a crack team from Laurens, which later placed second in the State finals. Their record: 15-7. - o - Last year the Bears sported a "wild-in-the-country" press that really stole the opponents blind (not. exactly figuratively), This year, that same defense Michael Schiltz is hard at work at his'biology test, while Beverly Zeimet has a question to ask of Mr. Kramer. is back, only with a new flair, an offensive to back it up. And has it ever done the jobl Through the first five contests, the Bear shooters have canned" a total of 147 field goals, an average of 29.4 per fray. The Bears also had totaled 361 points, a 72.2 clip. On the boards, it is pretty hard to beat the Bears as they have averaged 45.4 rebounds an outing. The opposition has averaged less than 40 per game. And the defense: Coach McCall has a philosophy that the less shots an opponent takes, the less points he will score. He's used it and found that it works, to the tune of a 66.0 point defensive average. But those 230 total opposition points came via the hot hands. With an average of less than 50 shots a game, the opposition has had to push through over 48 per cent to get their total. ••••••••••••••••••I PREDICTION BOX DEPT.: Gazing into the crystal ball, I see - UCLA over Michigan State in the Rose Bowl, ARKANSAS over Louisiana State in the Cotton Bowl, NEBRASKA over Ala- . bama in the Orange Bowl, MISSOURI over Florida in the Sugar Bowl, TEXAS TECH over Georgia in the Gator Bowl, CLEVELAND winning the NFL Championship, SAN DIEGO taking the AFL title, and a lot of people asking what kind of idiot I am sticking my neck out like this. - o - And of course, we'll see you next year 1 Carnival Ends Successfully By Nancy Courtney The biggest carnival in Garrigan's history was held Sunday, December 5, from three o'clock to ten o'clock, with 3,000 to 3,500 attending. The prizes which consisted of a Color T. V. an A. M./F. M. Radio, and an electric carving knife and a stuffed dog. Winners were Mr. M. P. Burlingame, Jim Esser, Sue Elbert and Bill Mullen. Garrigan wishes to extend its thanks and appreciation to all who helped make it so successful. A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE STAR STAFF For you Bleich Smith Potthoff Muller LaBarre Reding Young wirth Long Ringsdorf Becker Courtney Nitchals Totals Opp. Total statistic hounds, KG A 9-23 18-37 25-54 32-85 19-57 27-61 7-19 2-5 4-6 ' 2-8 2-3 1-3 147-361 120-248 here are a few FT A' REB 7-13 3 6-8 4 9-14 45 18-26 68 7-12 9 7-17 27 1-9 39 3-7 2 0-6 20 1-3 4 6-8 1 0-2 5 65-125 227 91-175195 to look at STEALS 17 9 11 7 13 9 5 7 3 1 3 0 85 « • PF 21 20 21 16 9 14 12 5 8 3 2 0 131 97 TP 25 42 59 82 45 61 15 7 8 5 10 2 361 331) Adding to the gaiety of the Christmas by singing, "Mistletoe," are: Ruth Neppl, Marcia Hinken, Diane Eischen, and Patricia Dahlhauser. Standing are: Mary Reding, Anne Loebach, Annette Frank!, and Victoria Elbert. (Photo by Poundstone) 1 Senior Class Rings Arrive by Judith Dnch Seniors anxiously awaited their turn to try on their new class rings for the first time. The gold- plated rings, having black onyx stone, and the owner's initials engraved on the inside, were distributed on Friday, Dec. 9, as Seniors made their final payments. Underclassmen witnessed the scenes of Seniors glancing at their fingers, occasionally feeling their rings, polishing and shining them - removing all the fingerprints, and showing them to everyone. The Seniors were filled with pride and satisfaction that they had at long last received these keepsakes - a life long remembrance of Garrigan High School days. GHSers Build Nativity Scene BY KATHY PLATHE A life -size nativity scene, made and designed by Sister Mary Iva's second and third year art classes, has recently been erected at the Main entrance of Garrigan High School. The scene, consisting of the Madonna and Christ child, Joseph, the Star of Bethlehem, and a wooden crib, has been covered with glitter and is lit up at night by a colored spot light. Special recognition goes to Bob Bleich, Mary Bormann, Rachel Capesius, Harlan Brown, Roger Kenne, Dave Dimond, Bonita Dahlhauser, Flo McGuire, and Rhonda Schuller for their participation in this project. GHS Academic Standards High By Phyllis Lichter One of the main aims of Garrigan High School is to advance its students academically. Here is a thumbnail sketch of the varied academic departments. Religion, a continuous study of God's world, begins with the Freshmen studying the Ten Commandments, and how to get satisfaction from knowing more about God's relationship with themselves. Sophomores are engaged in a study of prehistory and the coming of Christendom while the Juniors look at the Church after Christ's death. The Senior's course on the other hand, .resembles a minor psy- scholoigy text as they study social problems. The English department offers many new fields of study and appreciation of Literature. The Freshmen are studying "Great Expectations," a Dickens classic. While the Sophomores turn their attention to William Shakespeare and his great plays, "The Merchant of Venice" and "Julius Caesar," the Juniors and Seniors are finding their own ways of enjoying creative writing. Novels and biographies occupy much of the Juniors' time while the Seniors take on the term paper. The world of mathematics the study of these languages. Their endeavors are rewarded each time they greet a classmate with "salve," "hola," or comment, "ca va:." Four years of Science are offered to the students here at Garrigan so they may have ample opportunity to study nature. Freshmen find all they can handle in their study of Earth Science. Biology sets its wonders of the plant and animal kingdoms before its students. Their course of study ranges from the tiny body cell to the study of the body itself. Chemical calculations confront chemistry students in their daily endeavor to understand the mysteries of this science. Did you ever wonder what KCL03 really is? Our "chemists" know ask them. The causes of strange and ordinary occurrences of nature are found in tha study of Physics, a course for advanced science students. For the Art students, there is an opportunity to learn to better express beauty with a paint brush, and sculpturing knife. Each joins in class projects and also develops his or her own special talent in the art field. Their work ranges from the use of wood, wax, and crayons, to paints and beautiful mosaics. God's world is beautiful and these students show this clearly every day. With Christmas time at hand we find our school graced with a beautiful nativity scene thanks to the efforts of these talented students. Gerald Bormann - a new car. Mr. Kramer - AMerry Christmas Turtle. Steve Walker - halo polish. Mr. McCall - a prescription for high blood pressure. Sister Alfred - someone to go to France with her. Sister Imelda - a sandbox, so her Chemistry class won't have to play on the floor. Teresa Sigsbee - a muffler, that is, for her car. Shirley Stoffel - stilts, so she won't have so much trouble dancing with the boys. Bob Schmidt - another new Chemistry set. Mr. Puetz - a 007 spy kit. Gene Lickteig - to get his cast removed. Stardust, along with the star staff, wishes its readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Stardust, along with the student . body, extends its prayers to Father Dailey of Whittemore, presently at Rochester, and to Glenn Elbert and Mr. Nichols, at University Hospitals in Iowa City, and wishes them speedy recovery. One Ac! Play In CYO Contest Relaxing after their presentation of the one act play, "Keep Your Halo Straight," are: Margaret Studer, Steven Walker, Susan Nelson, John Hamilton, Kathleen Plathe, Mary Bray (back), Srector Sister Mary Michael, 0. S. F., Victoria McGuire, and Robert Nichols. (Photo by P6undstone) ALCONA SHOE STORE THAT TAXES CASE OF YOUR FEET IOWA Phone 295-537) By Joan Kohlhaas Very few people have ever come face to face with their conscience the way Johnny did in the one act play, "Keep Your Halo Straight." Johnny (Bob Nichols) not only saw his Conscience (Steve Walker), but, during the course of the play, had a fight with him. The play was & comedy about a boy, Johnny, who had to make a decision whether to go steady aud miss the class picnic, or to take another girl to the picnic. Johnny's Conscience becomes visible only to him to guide him in making his decision. The play, directed by Sister Mary Michael, 0. S. F. svas entered in the C. Y. 0. Contest on Sunday, Dec. 5, at Remsen. Steve Walker and Sue Nelson were named best actor and act- tress of the play. Other members of the cas included Kathy Plathe, Mary Bray, John Hamilton, Margaret Studer, Vickey McGuire. never fails to challenge Garrigan students. The three divisions of the Math department (Algebra, Geometry, and Advance Algebra) are finding out that while the problems are easy to work, being able to prove them is a different matter. However, formulas, theorems, postulates and the factoring of polynomials never succeed to completely confuse our mathematicians, For the Language students, visiting intriguing Italy, Sunny Spain, or enchanting France is an everyday experience. Superb text books and qualified teachers help these students to enjoy the beauties of these wonderlands by Star Dust by SIM NtWn Christmas time is rapidly approaching with Jolly old Santa Claus promising little children their favorite toys for Christmas, and mothers frantically wondering when they will finally finish their Christmas shopping. Well, just to help out these mothers with their shopping list, here are a few suggestions; Father Zeman * another new joke book. HOOD'S Good Food For Less No Less Than Best! /*"»"£* LUGGAGE AMERICAN TOURISTER SINGLES or SETS I Save More Now I Proudly observing the nativity scene they helped create are: Rhonda Schuller, Sister Mary Iva, 0. S. F.,Robert Bleich, Florence McGuire, Mary Bormann, Jeanne Ewen, and Bonita Pahlhauser. THUENTE PHARMACY Cosmetics Prescriptions Photo Supplies Whitman's Candies Veterinary Supplies Dial 295-2528

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