Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 12, 1976 · Page 10
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Genetic Research: Risk, No Rules Published by the Students of Carroll High School Vol. 23 Carroll, Iowa, Daily Times Hearld, March 12, 1976 No. 24 Swing Show Now Under Way Vocal music groups have begun work on the "Swing Show," a program given every other year, now that they have completed their exchange concert with the Jefferson music groups. Two years ago you might remember when three senior boys walked on stage dressed as girls to perform "Daddy." Or maybe you remember the "wild" animals roaming the audience while the chorus sang "Talk to the Animals." Song like "Barbara Ann," "I Got Rhythm," "Baby Elephant Walk," and "Weave Me the Sunshine." These songs might all bring back DANCE TRY-OUTS were held this past Tuesday after school in the lunchroom under Mrs. Watson's direction. Shown are Deena Hamer, Michele White, Bev Fuller. Lori Wilkens, Cindy Franz and Janel Sporleader. Jrs. Plan Prom April 30 may seem a long way off to most people, but not to the Junior Class which has until then to plan the annual Jr.-Sr. Prom. Each year seems to bring with it a contest to try and better the prom organization of the preceding class. The juniors of last year decided to give the prom a new twist by eliminating the prom, dinner which had been an annual event until then. This spring's prom may follow that same course, with only a dance to mark the occasion. A band has already been selected and contracted to provide the entertainment for the dance. It is called "Stack" and is popular around the area. Some people may remember this group from Kuemper's Homecoming. As for the location of the affair, the school has been tentatively chosen to house the dance. This is mainly because there are no other buildings available which would be large enough to maintain our size of crowd. This is also the reason for the decision to continue the elimination of the prom dinner. Persons wishing to help with the prom organization met after school on Thursday to discuss possible themes, decorations, and other details. Committees were assigned to assess what could be spent on refreshments, decorations, and other expenses. They seem confident that everything is now running smoothly on the way to a bigger and better prom for the juniors and seniors of 76. memories, but there is now a whole new slate of songs for this year's "Tiger Tales of 1976" including dances, black light numbers, soloists, and a boys' chorus. The program is directed by Mr. Roger L. Hansen. There is always a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes. This is on behalf of the Art department, the Pit band, and various other committees. The combination of songs, with a band behind, along with the different acts and "visual aids" make this show like no other the music department produces. All dancers are picked in try-outs that were scheduled this past Tuesday. Mrs. Dick Watson is in charge of all choreography (except for Swing Choirs). She oversaw the dance try-outs to pick out the girls that will perform the dances. During chorus this past week the committees were set up and Pit band was selected. Members of Pit Band were tentatively selected, but changes will be made. This is a list as it is now: Piano: Mrs. Don Severin, bass: Roxanne Ohde, flutes: Diane Rother, Peggy Anthofer, clarinets: Jill Schechinger, Jennifer Larson, trumpets: John Erickson, Rachel Harmening, Lori Wilson, trombones: Mike Schaefer, Phil Jones, and outfit. drums: Jon Merritt. The Pit Band musical arrangements are made by Mr. John Erickson who also directs the group. (Changes are presently being made). The committees are as follows: PLANNING COMMITTEE: Tim Gaffney, Virginia Watson, Julie Teague, Rita Harmening, Tami Marquardt, Mike Peterson, Rod Schonberger, John Erickson, Eric Niceswanger, Dave Sunderman, Janel Sporleader, Brenda Wuertz, Cindy Franz and Cliff Stroh. TICKETS: Brad Wuertz, Susan Jones, Becky Blincow, Mike Peterson and Penny Schroeder. PUBLICITY: Susan Skinner, Lynette Hansen, Roxanne Ohde, Beth Petersen, Becky McDonald, Lori Wilson, Michele White. Tammie Eiss.ens, Tony Hulsebus, John Erickson and Tim Dvorak. FILMING: Tim Gaffney, Tom Prenger and Phil Jones. DRAWINGS: Tammie Eissens, Sue Millender, Susan Jones, Julie Schechinger and Holly Evans. PROPERTIES: Eva Klenk, Lyn Gesell. Valerie Johnson, Jim Molitor, Karen Bernholtz, Bev Fuller. Lisa Petersen, Sheila Witt. Steve Daiker and Don Meyer. 239th year for St. Patrick's Day The shamrock, a symbol of Saint Patrick's Day, is native to Ireland. As you might expect, it is Ireland's national plant. Eyen its name comes from the Irish "seamrog" which means three-leafed. Legend has it that Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity and freedom.to the,Emerald Isle,, used,the ttiree-ieafed shamrock to illustrate the Trinity to an Irish king. And with the shamrock, the snakes of Ireland were driven into the sea. Little wonder, then, that the shamrock is held in such high regard in Ireland. On Saint Patrick's Day, Irish families search the surrounding hills for the small three-leafed plants which appear in early spring. Once found, the shamrock is worn as a remembrance throughout the day. or it is kept in a locket or hatband until the following year. When the shamrock was first worn in the United States is a point of question, but Saint Patrick's Day has been celebrated here at least since 1737. when a group of Irish met in Boston and founded a benevolent group called the Charitable Irish Society. Nt:A-London Economist News Genetic research is literally leap-frogging. Scientists were pleased when they achieved the immaculate conception with frogs; now they have done the same for rabbits. They are making similar bounds in the war on flu. Traditional vaccines are made of dead germs, but the latest idea is nasal sprays of live-germs that have been "genetically improved." Are the geneticists properly regulated? Or will rabbits now appear from test-tubes as they used to only from conjurers' hats, while influenza' .bugs go forth and multiply at an "improved" rate, mutating all the time? The National Institutes of Health in the United States met two weeks ago to discuss rules for research into genetic engineering and, for the first Looking Back . . . • As seniors we have gone to Carroll Community Schools for the major portion of our lives. Looking back, we have seen many changes taking place in education. The greatest change we have noticed is how society has reevaluated the concept of the purpose of school. During our first years of education, striving to get ahead in school captured the greatest part of our time. The total emphasis was placed on grades, academics and school oriented activites. But with time, society has changed this idea. To some it may appear that the spirit and initiative to succeed in school has vanished. Yet we find, looking deeper, that the spirit of academics is not gone. Today the emphasis is placed on preparing the youth for the years to come. School readies us for a life in contemporary society rather than sheltering us in the Utopian atmosphere free of problems and pressures. Society no longer accents only academic achievements. Currently students who succeed in extra-curriculat activities in the school and community are also praised. Teen-agers do not make school their entire life. The multiplicity of student interests is exemplified in the many extra-curricular church and community activities. Students have broadened their lives. Much knowledge and valuable experience is gained through these non-school related activities. School remains the center of a' student's life and the focus of his attention. Today, however, with the influence of society and the initiative of students, young people become more involved in activities and groups which aid their education and growth as individuals. Staff Co-editors: Lynette Hansen, Roxanne Ohde Photographer: Eric Niceswanger Sports Editor: Rita Harmening Exchange Editor: Cindy Franz Senior Reporters: Becky Blincow, Virginia Watson Junior Reporters: Susan Skinner, Sheila Witt Sophomore Reporters: Mike Peterson, Tim Rhoades, Brenda Wuertz Freshman Reporters: Elizabeth Jones, Jennifer Larson Cartoonist: Susan Jones Staff Advisor: Miss Farrell Notes 'n News The Student Senate held a meeting at 10:13 a.m. Monday. During the session such things as final plans for the March 12th dance, voting on a replacement Parliamentarian, and a spring talent show were discussed. -0- The Student Senate will sponsor an informal dance this Friday, March 12, beginning at 8:30 p.m. It is open to all high school students and admission is $1.00 per person. Music provided by a disc jockey, Joe Wendl, will be reel-to-reel popular songs. -0- Congratulations to the Kuemper Knights basketball team for their tremendous season and state tournament berth. -0- , Coaches Don Oleson and Steve Hodges along with their wives sponsored a pizza party for the varsity squad of the girls' basketball team Monday at the Pizza Hut. They are reported to have consumed at least six large pizzas and as many pitchers of pop. -0- Saturday, March 13th, the CHS Stage Band will journey to Creston to compete in a Jazz Fetival sponsored by the Junior College there. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. and it is expected to return at 7:00 p.m. -0- The Iowa Association of Future Homemakers of America held their annual Leadership conference on March 4-5,1976. Approximately 500 FHA and HERO members and 200 advisors attended the 2 day conference held in Des Moines at the Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge. Delegates to the conference from the Carroll chapter were Pat Sullivan, Becky Truitt, Melissa Wells, and their advisor, Miss Buckley. -0- Next Tuesday, March 16th, The Morningside Jazz Band from Morningside College in Sioux City will perform an assembly, scheduled at 10:45 a.m. They are directed by Gary Slechta. -0- All those students who plan on taking A.C.T.s in April, don't forget that registration packets should be sent in by March 15th. Also the fee of $7.50. time; brought a wide range of non-geneticists into the debate. The discussions were about draft rules agreed on by researchers two months earlier, when the advocates of caution just won the day. The institutes are likely to issue their revised rules soon, and a British committee should be publishing its ideas this summer. The proposed rules are chiefly about how to keep genetically engineered bugs inside university laboratories. This is the main concern of the researchers. The institutes think there should be three standards for 1 making bugs biologically safe, according to the risks involved. At present, only the first standard can be achieved with any certainty, which is worrying. Who should watch businesses that want to sell Timei Herald, Carroll, la. Friday, March 12, 1976 10 genetic products? In both Britain and America, various bodies share the responsibility for licensing different kinds of products. It might be better to put all regulation of genetics under one roof, where all the expertise could'be concentrated. Controls must be tound, too, for researchers who are attached to neither a university nor a business. There are going to be backroom experimenters. The scientist who made the breakthrough with rabbits was not a geneticist by training, and worked alone with one assistant. Equipment need not be expensive. Genetic research raises so many questions — about ethics as well as safety — which lie beyond the exclusive concerns of scientists. 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