The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 10, 1959 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 10, 1959
Page 12
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H 4,:' P ;*• II • i \-r i' >, /. i!; • *"Vi, *>*'''•'. i • - ' ', • • School Office A Model of Efficiency and New Methods Classrooms All Wired To Use T-V In Future One of the most functional, time and labor saving areas of Garrigan High is the office. Here are centered not just the ordinary desk, typewriter and adding machine, but several of the newest innovations in elec* tronics and communications. There is a time clock which controls all the "classroom bells. It functions automatically, but can be reset when needed for any changes in schedule. Here is located the heart of a loud speaker system that can reach any comer of the new school, or only one classroom if needed. Here is located an electronic unit which can broadcast talks or tape recordings or music or whatever may be desired, to all the school, or any selected part of it. In this area, which is presided over by Kathleen Griffin of Algona, who is shown in the office picture, there is much equipment \ in a comparatively little space. • At the left of Kathleen, who is seated at her desk, is the loud speaker and broadcast system, with individual buttons for individual rooms if desired. At Miss Griffin's left is a telephone switchboard which is also connected with various areas of the ichool as necessary, and saves nany steps. On the wall is the time clock that controls the classes, lunch periods, etc. Miss Griffin, sitting behind her Invincible typewriter desk, has at her finger tips all areas of the school for communication of all -types. Not pictured is a record room, where all student records are kept. There is a fireproof vault-^ sate, and a fireproof record vault, all adjacent to the main office and the private office of Father Conway,;supt. Another interesting feature of Garrigan is the fact that a T-V installation has been made. .While there are no T-V's in the building at present, the school is ' ready to use them. The antenna is already erected, and there is a plug-in connection in each room (28 in all), for portable T-V's "if and when." The master control unit for the T-V setup is also in the main of. fice, and makes it possible to '" receive and transmit to class- 'rooms, four different T-V programs at the same time. One classroom may be listening to a lecture from Ames, a second could watch a current events program from Mason City, all at , the same time. The modern office equipment, utilizing all space without waste, „ and concentrated as it is in one area, enables one person to handle details that often require three or four persons, with ease and without undue stress Or strain. Indications are that special T-V lectures and programs of an educational nature may be just around the corner, and if and when they turn that corner, Garrigan High is ready. Dark Room Will Be Used By Photography Club An unusual feature of Garrigan High, yet one which takes ^comparatively little space in the new buijding, is a dark room. 'This foorn, constructed just like , a professional photo studio ;darkroorn,*wi|l contain complete " photo tJeveJopjng equipment.' Its use will be in connection with school publications, and for members of a Photography Club jwhich will be .organized from "among those students interested ^spmetims in the near future, **' Necessary water connections . cjnd ventilation are provided for » in the school dark room, also. / 4—Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, Sept. 10, 1959 Cafeteria Spacious; Functional p R1VI EATING IS an especially important part of the school day, and Garrigan High is ready. In the "pictures shown here, ,one v . .a. closeup of the new, modern, kitchen .and cafeteria-serving counter/and the other a more complete picture of the lunch room with tables and chairs, one 'gets an Idea |>f the .facilities offered.' _ V : ' ; , , •, lunch periods are staggered.,The lunch room is separated from the classroom area,. j,but connected by a corridor, so that lunch periods do not conflict noisily" with classes that may' Be going.,on. There is a special dining room for the faculty, also. ; ' - Mrs 1 Matt Selzer is the cafeteria manager, and Mrs Eva Mittag and Mrs Mabel Lee aretth'e assistants.' •'•'•. K k ' ' kqb Rental No Detention After School to 'an: students of $5,00 per year, notebooks, of the stu- • l?e; riding the School nit'be a, practice of School to detain V stu4ents '\ after .school for such reason's ".as amaking up work or ^••-'•-^-- ^e^sons. In the-event npcessary 1 for action 'tiie part of the .. ... ire,of s»ch •§, ! oth,er • weaswes , will be School Colors Garrigan School colors will be Black and Gold, and the athletic teqms will carry the name of "Golden Bears," SAPLING An-apple-tree sapling, planted last year in the yard of the Fred Gade home of Waverly, proved an,early producer and something of a rarity recently when it produced five normal size apples in M$'fU*5.t year. T\yo : of, the Appl weighed about as much as the tree itseli. . HURT Nine-year-old Allen Hanson lot rural Elk Horn recently underwent surgery for removal of a kidney punctured wheR he fell from a tree ; and landed on.*th.Q edge o| a board'.-around a box. . : Russel Ferguson of Livermpre recently celebrated fonty in the barbering • business. son and daugn.t^r'i him in the' bavber* 'and shop ti|ere,.v : .-:.,,,„. Main Entrance — Garrigan High IT WAS OUR PRIVILEGE AND PLEASURE TO HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS ON ' .- " t '. * ' For Construction ' ' . * V ^ / •> * 7"Ae Afew GARRIGAN HIGH • •' •' •''•,'•( " ' ' Contracting is our business. But it is more than just that. It is a pleasure to witness the development and constructive growth of any project, and especially so in the case of a new school. We feel that Garrigan High is one of the finest educational structures- in the middle west, well planned and functional iri all respects. And we consider it an hctnbr to have been one of the ;many fine firms connected with this project. Our heartiest congratulations to the parishes, the Diocese, the faculty, and to all connected with this project over the past several years. "; • CYRIL A. WILGEN • HELEN A, WILGEN ' ' • ' ' *i-" v ':".„; ' • /''•' ' ' WILTGEN CONSTRUCTION " ""'" ''••• -' /* ' - '-' .'••""'''•'-I" '" • "" '"'• '''y r , r ''•' •" , • '' -; • •_, ; • ' mt ^hr! jfljw9?* JW»'ppi- ~H Member 0f;" P.O. 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