The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 20, 1966 · Page 13
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 20, 1966
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The sophomore religion class, taught by Sister Virginia Marie, PBVM, in an attempt to critically ascertain a personal philosophy of life, wrote letters to prominent persons asking their views on this subject. The following are excerpts from some of the letters received by the students: Robert Freilinger, Michael Schiltz, Dale Baas and Mary Grandgenett contacted Governor Harold Hughes. He replied : "I feel that perhaps our greatest God-given gift is the ability to think for ourselves. This we should do. To combat the indifference which is the greatest enemy of our democracy, we, as citizens, must be aware of conditions and problems which exist, weigh all the facts, and then decide what course of action is the best. Sometimes this course may not exactly correspond with popular opinion, but if it is truly what we feel is the best solution, we should maintain this position regardless of the consequences. This is important in both our personal and political lives. When you truly believe in what you are doing, you walk with the strength of an army." Timothy Molacek and Jerry Plathe sought the views of Senator Jack Miller who responded : "Before entering law school, my major subject in undergraduate and graduate study was philosophy. This shows up in my approach to legislation which, while recognizing rights, is also tempered with a strong feeling that these rights must be accompanied by responsibilities as well. Progress for the sake of progress is not lasting; responsible progress is our task." William C. Wildberger, M. D., Superintendent, Woodward State Hospital and School wrote John Forbes: "I, for my part in my personal philosophy, find that a man's central idea must be predicated upon a concept of a Supreme Being together with service to mankind. In a sense as a physician my idea of service to mankind is expressed necessarily in the appreciation of the basic existance of life in this sense. I see as my central purpose in life to relieve human suffering, both physical and mental, for human beings as biological entities. I am not, however, without an understanding that this cannot be done by purely means of medical techniques but must be inculcated with a strong factor of faith as expressed through a reverence for life." And. finally, a serious note from Comedian Bob Hope to William Richter: "Yes, I have traveled over the greater part of the world. I have noticed that the happy people are those who try to make others happy and who give every other individual the same respect, rights, and dignity that they demand for themselves. I guess you could call that my philosophy of life." "The Music Man" Scheduled Mid-February j GHS Students : To Leadership I Conference I BY JOAN KOHLHAAS I The old saving, "Leaders are ! born, not made," is not I thoroughly true, Students who (attended the C. Y, O. Leader- I ship Course learned that leaders I make themselves. I C. Y, 0. Leadership Course, I designed to develop young lead| ers, was held during Christmas vacation at the Holiday Inn in I Sioux City. I During the course, the students I learned that the personal traits of courage, fair play, enthusiasm, and responsibility are not enough. A leader must also have four qualities: initiative, perserver- ance, tact, and knowledge. Leaders must have perserverance to see the project through. He needs tact to move others to do the right thing. And he needs greater than average knowledge in his field. For this, a good leader prays, meditates, ' and thoroughly knows his faith. One suggestion was that the students organize more active CYO chapters and do more works of charity. Discussed were many problems of school and community life. It was suggested that the BY FRAN GOECKE Meredith Will son's famous masterpiece, "The Music Man," has been selected by the Garri* gan Music Department for the seventh annual ope retta to be presented February 17, 20, and 21, "The Music Man" is set in a small Iowa town of River City, Professor Harold Hill, a traveling salesman, comes to River City and succeeds in selling band equipment and is on the verge of. "skipping town" when he unwillingly falls in love with the local librarian, Marian Paroo. As the plot thickens, Hill's true character comes to light, and the citizens are ready to "tar and feather" him. The entire plot is spiced with various songs, among which are, "Trouble," "Seventy-Six Trombones," and "Marian, the Librarian." Director John Sterba is assis- ted by Sister Mary Ignatius, P. B. V. M., and Sister Mary Virginia Marie, P. B. V, M., and has selected many of the major parts. Portraying Harold Hill will be Robert Nichols and Marian Paroo by Victoria McGuire. Several stand-ins have also been named. The understudy for Robert will be John Hamilton while Connie Bormann will stand by for Victoria. The remainder of the cast consists of: Dennis Besch as Mayor Shinn; Florence McGuire as Mrs. Shinn; John Hamilton as Charlie Colwell; Steven Walker as Oliver Hix; Mary Jo Becker as Mrs. Paroo; Michael Lickteig as Ewart Dunlap; Ronald Kohlhaas as Jacey Squires; Thomas Fuchsen as Olin Britt; William Obrecht as MarcellusWashburn; and Kenneth Fuchsen as Winthrop Paroo. students could help out any classmates who were socially left out. The negro problem was also brought out for discussion. Although the problem doesn't concern them now, the students learned, it could have a direct bearing on them in the future when they leave school to enter the world. Most students felt that parents generally either encouraged or discouraged racial prejudices. Garrigan students attending this conference were: Dennis Besch, John Hamilton, Carol Besch, Bonita Reising, Jane . Arndorfer and Patricia Loebig. Semester Ends January 14, marked the end ' of the first semester at Garrigan. After contemplating their prospective semester grades, many have a lot to be proud of, while others wish they could have another chance. However, many also realize that even if they had it to do over again, they would find themselves doing the very same things. As a result, a long list of students vowed to turn a new leaf next semester. To all of these prospective reformers, we wish well. Studying their lines for their performance in the annual operetta, "The Music Man," are; . (standing) Steven Walker. Robert Nichols, and William Obrecht. Seated is Victoria McGuire, ::.*:*ffi**r#?^ New Driver Ed Program Offered In its last session, the lo legislature passed a bill making Drivers Education compulsorary for teenage drivers. A provision of $30 per student has been made to the school dis- trict for every student comple> ing the course! All students approaching their sixteenth birthday and intending to drive must make plans to take the course. Algona Community and Garrigan High Schools are jointly working out a plan. Over one hundred students from Garri'gan are planning to participate. '••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••uu, gan High School Star CYO Tourney Final At GHS Four years ago, a powerful, team of Garrigan Golden Bears swept through three opponents to take the school's first and only diocesan tournament first place trophy. The Bears, in the midst of a seven game winning streak, won that trophy, and the Bishop's travelling trophy which passes annually from winner to winner, by winning all three of those games on their own home court. Three nights from now, basketball coach Steve McCall is due to send out onto that same court what is generally considered to be one of Garrigan's strongest teams to begin an assault on the opposition in hopes of bringing home the coveted first place trophy. Several weeks ago, a special group deliberated and finally paired off the nineteen Catholic teams in the diocese to set the scene for the annual classic. The teams were divided into two classes (depending on total en- rollme,nt), Class A. and Class-B. Eight teams >^aw'i (Class A,i which', "As usual, is divided into two divisions, the Eastern and the Western. The Western division, usually dominated by Kuemper of Carroll, has good odds that the Knights will, for the fourth straight year and the sixth year in the last seven, again- sweep; The Knights would have to be labeled the Western division favorite on account of the higher class of competition against which they play, but a strong team from Remsen St. Mary is bound to make a race of it. Taking a closer look at the Eastern division, we see that the four teams composing it are equally explosive. Garrigan, of course, is 9 - 1 with a game to play tomorrow night with Mason City Newman. Coach Vince Meyer has termed his Bancroft St. John team the "best" he has ever had. Pocahontas Catholic has enough hustle and desire to beat any. body and Fort Dodge St. Edmund • has the recent of a series of smooth scoring squads. Looking at that roster, it's plain to see that whoever represents the Eastern division in the final will have to work hard for that right. Optimistic, as usual, is Coach McCall. He states that "we have to be rated one of the favorites, but . . ." tempering his optimism with realism, he continues, "any team can take the Eastern division. He went on to mention that Pocahontas Catholic could be the team to beat. Will the Eastern winner dominate? "No," he says. He feels that Kuemper is a pretty tough team to beat and that any team that could top Kuemper could win the title. In six previous attempts at the diocesan tournament, the Bears have finished first once and second three times, a pretty respectable record. This year the Bears have what could be the strongest team in the school's short seven year history and are proving this point by using all legal means to run over any opponents barring their way. The Bears have rebounding power comparable to the famed "anvil chorus" of the great Michigan University team of a year back. They are hitting at better than 40% clip from the field and their defensive play is enough to shake anybody. The other three teams of the Eastern division (Bancroft, St. Edmunds and Pocahontas), have all fallen to Bear power at least once this year, Bancroft and Pocahontas twice each, St. Edmunds •once. - o In Class B, Cherokee Immaculate Conception, a team beaten out last year to the surprise of many, can be expected to go all the way, To Start Soon BY MARY JEAN MERTZ On Saturday, January 15, eleven freshmen and three seniors specially chosen for the event, attended the Mohawk Invitational Interpretive Reading Festival in Mason City. They presented their selections to four different judges on four different occasions and received ratings. The most rewarding experience of the day took place at noon, when the guest speaker, Sister Mary Lymus from Cathedral High School in St. Cloud, Minnesota, discussed the various facets of interpretive reading and gave welcome suggestions to the participants. On February 6, the first round of the C Y 0 speech contest will be held. The finals of this contest will follow a month later. Class A Pairings EASTERN Fort Dodge St, Edmond January 23 7iOO at Garrigan Bancroft St. John Algona Garrigan January 23 8i30 at Garrigan Pocahontas Catholic January 26 7i30 at OarrloTsn WESTERN Remsen St, Mary January 24 7«30 at LeMan ConiolaOon at 7sOO Finals at 8i30 January 30 at Garrigan LeMars Gehlen- Carroll Kuemper .... January 23 8i30 at Storm Lakt Oranville Spaulding January 26 7i30 at Storm Lake WILTGEN JEWELERS Watches - Diamonds \\ | // ^ — 'Expert Watch Repair Ph, 295-3789 Algona, Iowa 50511 HOOD'S / —-*-\ Good Food For, less No Less Than Best! Star Dust by Su« Nation 1966 is here! And with it are the snowy, cold evenings and New Year's resolutions, which are traditional and quite interesting. Here are some resolutions made by GHSer's this New Year: Greg Kinsman - never to park his car in the faculty parking space. Mr. Puetz - to give pop quizes in his first period American. History class. Pat Loebig - to not get grounded. Bob Schmidt - to always put water in before acid. Mr. McCall - to go to the basketball tournament championship. John Studer - to get more browns with the teachers. (I wonder who ?) Mike Carman - not to wear his tiger socks anymore. Jean Ewen - to keep quiet in Religion class. Dick Mueller - not to make any New Year's resolutions. Senior Class - to find out, what the Prom theme is. (They'll never know.) Ken Fuchsen - to not talk to Jean Haag. Dennis Besch - not to read Drag cartoons in study hall anymore. And last of all Stardust's resolution is to wish everyone a Happy New Year and good luck in keeping their resolutions. G-Club To Get New Whirlpool On December 29, 1965, the G - Club, the Garrigan letterman's club, successfully sponsored a benefit game -for the pur-» pose of raising money to purchase a much-needed whirlpool bath. The whirlpool, which will be used to care for any muscle and bone injuries by Garrigan athletes, has already been ordered and is due to arrive soon. The game, pitting the varsity Posing with Coach Cooper are "The Four Horses of Garrigan": (left to right) Dick Heinen, Paul Seller, Coach Cooper, Lyle Loebach and Steve Studer. GHS Alumni Gain Honors On Gridiron By Mark Prieskorn Some rumors used to pass that Coach Cooper was a good judge of football talent. This year they all have died out with the advent of new rumors; the ones that say he is a great judge of football talent. The main reason for this is the work done in college by four graduates of his football system. The four, all tackles, against the alumni, was attended by many and was preceded by a "game between the freshmen and the sophomores. Besides this, a five minute contest between two teams of the Garrigan grade school league was held during half time of the second game. The main game, which provided entertainment for all, was won by the varsity by 63-49, FOR YOUR OFFICIAL GARRIGAN SWEATSHIRTS ^*>— -.- w\ M"*i ' ""w -•-»«• Headquarters Of Northwest Iowa form what one well-known sports writer termed "Garrigan's Beef Factory." All four, Lyle Loebach, Dick Heinen, Paul Seller and Steve Studer, do have striking parallels, the most notable of which is the fact that all four of these played a combination of tackle and fullback for Coach Cooper. They all played at the tackle slot in college. Three were all-conference choices and the fourth played for the'nation's ninth rank team. Lyle Loebach, a 6-6,250-pound junior tackle at Simpson College of Indianola, was a 1962 graduate of Garrigan. After graduation, Lyle spent two years at Fort Dodge Community College, and, a year later, went to Simpson, After being named as an all- Iowa Conference tackle last fall, Lyle became the first Garrigan alumnus to 'be selected in the annual pro-football draft meetings. In the twelfth round of the NFL draft, the San Francisco 49'ers as a "future" - Houston's' Oilers decided on Lyle as a "future" pick in the thirteenth round of the AFL draft. In 1961, following a successful 6-2-1 season, Dick Heinen received his diploma, Dick, now a^e-3, 235 pound tackle for NW' Missouri State Teachers, also was named to an all-conference team. Dick received the high honor of being named to the AP's second little' All-American team tackle position. Steve Studer, a 6-3, 235 pound junior tackle for St, Thomas College, and a 1963 GHS graduate, has spent three seasons as a starter for the Tommies, and this, year placed on the first all-conference team. Back in 1963, when Notre Dame University gave Paul Seller a four-year football scholarship, every Bear fan had to feel a certain amount of pride in him. And that pride is justifiable, "Si" has played a lot of football for.Notre Dame - recognized to. be one of the better football teams in the country. Last year number four, Notre Dame placed ninth in the AP's final football in 1965." Without a doubt, these boys have proved the value of Coach Cooper's "eye for talent" and have provided for Garrigan students reason to be proud, both of Coach Cooper and of the honor they have gained for Garrigan, Get Your Favorite Pop Records and Albums at HARRISON'S (AlOONA'S IEADINO VARIETY STORE)

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