The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1967 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 21, 1967
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STAK Speakers Participate In District Contest Garrigan High School Algona, Iowa Keep Your Coof Does Lent make you lose your cool ? It shouldn't. Nobody has to know that the sparkle in your eyes conies from a soul filled with the true spirit of Lent; let them think it's from thoughts of the Easter Bunny. Nobody has to know you gave up candy or eating between meals; let them think you're on a diet to fit into your new Easter outfit. Lent is the season of preparation before the most glorious feast of the Church Year. It doesn't have to be an ashes and sackcloth drag. We will get out of Lent exactly what we put into it. An honest effort and perseverance will reap a blessed' and holy Easter season. A holy Lent is an important step on the ladder to eternal cool. . Tuesday, February 21, 1967 "Leave the mating, or dating, to us," this is applied to GHS's newest innovation, a computer dance. Students are given a written questionnaire in which they describe their perfect date, and how they see themselves. These are then sent to Omaha, Neb., where the questionnaires are fed into a computer ; results- your perfect partner. This dance is still in the making and will probably be held sometime after Easter. Voice qualify, sneaking ability, poise and appearance will determine winners among the 23 GHS students at the Iowa District Speech Contest at Crystal Lake, 3. 24 and 25. Those attending will be Gary Loebig, Michael Nitchals and Joanne Skilling, Oratorical Declamation ; Janice Thul, Betty McGuire, Anne Loebach, Dramatic Declamation; Anne Penton, Nancy Muller, Victoria Elbert, Humorous Declamation; Patrice Bode, Mary Helen Bestenlehner, David Besch, Interpretive. Poetry; Kristine Knoer, Suzanne Reding, Joan Reding, Interpretive Prose. Mark Prieskorn, Ronald Gilbride, Mary Kay Miller, Patricia Besch, Debate; Jane Kohlhaas, Titikocca — 8—Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines News Announcing; Carolyn Spurgeon, Story Telling; Michael Bray, Merrill Bormann, Public Speaking. The winners go on to the State Contest finals late in March. Seven GHS students received superior ratings at the district CYO Speech Contest, held Feb. 5 at Emmetsburg Catholic High School. The students, Diane Bode, Merrill Bormann, Anne Loebach, Judy Kollasch, Betty McGuire, Linda Nitchals and Carolyn Spurgeon, will now travel to Pocahontas Catholic, March 5, for the CYO finals. Sister Mary Ignatius, PBVM, Sister Mary Alfred, OSF, Sister Mary Maun, OSF, and Sister Mary Michael, OSF, are the speech teachers. Assignment: Peru _ People & Concentration=GHS BY JIM BRISTOW "Never before have I seen so many dull-eyed children at one time I" commented Father Robert Straub, missionary from Peru, who, just recently, returned to Algona for a visit with the Joseph Straub family. He is the uncle of Kathy Straub, freshman. Father Straub has been stationed, for the past two of the seven years that he has been in South America, about 13,000 feet above sea level around Titikacca, the highest navigable lake in the world. This area near Trinidad, Peru, has been established as a permanent disaster area, where most are undernourished. Returning home just before Christmas, Father Straub added several visits to Garrigan to his agenda, speaking to classes and also watching the Golden Bears cream the Knights of Carroll Kuemper. During the two years that Father Straub has been in Peru, he presented retreats to these Freshmen Adopt Peruvian Mission For Apostolate As a result of a talk by Father Straub on the conditions and apostolic work In Peru, the period six freshman religion class has formed a club to help the Peruvian people. They also hope to become more aware of the conditions and needs of the whole Church as a result. Officers chosen include Kathy Lallier- president; Sandy Wagner - secretary; and Mary Margaret Zaugg - treasurer. The spiritual activities committee with David Waldschmidt as chairman suggests prayers and sacrificial acts for the class. Kathy Straub Is in charge of making writing contacts through which members hope to get to know and understand the people better. Mary Ellen Crawford, who heads the study committee, will report on the people and conditions of Peru, The publicity committee With Diane Kelly In charge will help other committees by encouraging participation through posters and clippings. Clothing and medicine will be collected. Meetings will be held twice a month. Sister Mary Maun, OSF, is advisor of the club. — Poverty people of the Andes mountains to show them the true reason for living a life upon this earth. Father stated that "for every thousand men who try to cure the leaves of a tree, only one will look - at its roots." Many men will try to reform the customs and lives of these people without doing anything about their thinking. According to Father, this is where the greatest challenge lies in missionary work. Cage Corner — Bears Anticipate Champion Crown BY RONALD BESCH With the close of the regular basketball season come all the thrills and excitements of the Iowa State Basketball Tournament. Garrigan's Golden Bears, CYO diocesan champions with a 14-2 record to date, battle Humboldt, owner of a misleading 4-9 conference mark on Tuesday, Feb. 28. This game, as all games in this district, will be played at the Garrigan gymnasium with tip-off time slated for 7:30 p. m. Garrigan's head coach, Steve McCall, termed the Humboldt team an "up and down" club with good shooters, good re- bounders and a sound defense. The night before this contest, on Feb. 27, Garrigan's crosstown rival, the Algona High Bulldogs, North Central Conference champions, tangle with Forest City. The victors of these two games meet in the district showdown on Thursday, March 2. From here the winner of this tilt moves on to play the winner of the Spencer district in the first sub-state game. This match is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p. m. in the Spencer gymnasium. The winner of this sub-state game meets the winner of another sub-state game which is played at Sioux City. This final game to state will be played on March 8 at Spencer, placing the victor among the elite few in Des Moines. See you there, Golden Bears I "Whafs this. Father? Our tests?!" Jim Walker and Kevin O'Brien seem to be quite pleased with the results as Father Stapenhorst points out possible improvements. Future scientists working on molecular con- concentrations ?I No, but Bob Bestenlehner and Steve Walker are learning their chemistry under the supervision of Sister Mary Imelda, PBVM. Kneading bread, Sister Lawrence Marie, PBVM, home economics teacher, and Ruth McEnroe work 'for a perfect product. Creative concentration captured in stop action shows Karen Fuchsen and Ruth Cassel (foreground) and Janette Miller and Jean Ewen (background) working on a MY FAIR LADY backdrop. Caught recently by the camera, Father Robert Straub, an American missionary in Peru, exchanges viewpoints with John Forbes on the Garrigan-Kuemper game. (Photos by Jim Bristow) THE STAR is published twice a month by the students of Garrigan High School, Algona, Iowa, 50511. Co-editors: Jim Bristow and Paula Dearchs. CSMC Contacts Local Doctors CSMC members are contacting local and area doctors for sample medicine to send to underprivileged African families for their activity this month, -o Preparing the Latin classes to take the national. Latin exam, Sister Mary Alfred, OSF, hopes to obtain the traveling trophy to which the school already has a one-third claim. Latin n students wrote their first Latin composition and 30 Latin students are subscribing to Auxllium Latinum. the Nationwide Latin magazine. Artists Create English Theme Imagination, ingenuity and practical creativity are popping out all over in Garrigan's art department as the students work on stage props for this year's muscial, MY FAIR LADY, which will be presented on March 28, 30 and April 1 and 2. Props this year will contain a new element as the students are painting scenic side panels for use on the stage along with a backdrop, These panels, along with real flower carts, a huge column, street lamps and many, many flowers will give the stage a three dimensional look. Art students are rebuilding and repainting old props as well as inventing new ones. Still others are experimenting with molten glass for a chandelier. According to Sister Mary Iva, OSF, head of the art department, "It's going to be a great deal of work, but I feel that if ever it could be done, this year's class can do it." Work on these props is done largely oustide of school time, during study periods, after school and on Saturdays by such students as Ruth Cassel, Marilyn Koppen, Janette Miller,

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