The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 17, 1967 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 17, 1967
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An Editorial STAR vs. Students? 4-Algofla (la.) Upper Dwt Mdiitat Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1967 Student opinion clashed recently as a result of THE STAR editors' attempt to withhold the names of the Homecoming candidates for the Tuesday publication of the paper. Some students felt that the names should be announced over the public address system. Their argument was, "The seniors have a right to know I" That was their side. Mr. Dennis Waller, local newspaperman, says, "The true value of a school paper is practicality. It should be the mouthpiece of the school." What value, or for that matter, what readership would our school paper have if every issue's news had already been published in school ? Newspaper ethics are also on our side. Everyone must realize that no newspaper with inside information is forced to give that information out. We all know that the crowning of the Homecoming royalty involves a lot of ceremony. How much formality would there be if the King and Queen's names were merely a part of the evening announcements? In a very big way, then, THE STAR is a part Retreat Team Initiates 'Day Of Discovery' Unusual plans are being made for this year's first day of recollection which will be called a Day of Discovery. The two days chosen for retreat are Nov. 6 and 7 with freshmen and sophomores participating one day, juniors and seniors the next. Six individuals comprise the team that will head the retreat. Father Brian Willette is from Pipestone, Minn.; Sister Mary Jose, OSF, is presently at Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sister is also a director of formation at the Sisters of St. Francis Convent in Milwaukee. Sister Mary Elvira, OSF, comes from the Dubuque Franciscans. She is head of novices there. Sister Mary David, OSB, of Madison, Wis., is affiliated with the Center for Christian Unity, which is a retreat center. Sister Miriam Elizabeth, CHM, teaches at Aquinas High School in Fort Madison, Iowa, and Sister Ileen Marie, PBVM, is teaching at St. Joseph's grade school in Mason City, Iowa. The Garrigan committee that Chorus Pops Into Concert Things are "popping" in the Music Department at Garrigan as the various choruses prepare for the Fall Pop Concert to be held Oct. 22, at 8 p. m. in the GHS gymnasium. All the choruses, directed by Sister Mary Dominica, PBVM, will sing a variety of songs, including "Red, Red Robin" by the freshmen chorus ; "Swanee" by the sophomore chorus; "Lady in Spain" by the girls' chorus; "Mame" and "The Impossible Dream" by the varsity chorus. The folk singing group, composed of Jim Bristow, Bonnie Dahlhauser, John Forbes, Rae Ann Kollasch, Bill Obrecht, Carole Schneider, Tim Thill and Barb Winkel, will also sing. In addition to the school's choruses, there will be a special surprise feature group that will perform. THE STAR is published twice a month by the students of Garrigan High School, Algona, Iowa 50511. Co-editors: Jim Bristow and Christine Obrecht Make-Up Editor: Karen Fuchsen Feature Editor: Mary Ann Eischen Advisor: Sister Mary Maun made plans for the retreat includes Rev. Cecil Friedmann, Rev. Gerald Zeman, Sister Mary DePaul, PBVM, Sister Mary Iva, OSF, Sister Mary Lou, CHM, and Sister Mary Maun, OSF. Sister Maun says that hopefully the new techniques will "help each teenager experience the religious dimensions of his life right now." of the pomp and dignity of Homecoming. Try to remember, too, that when an issue of THE STAR boasts an important story it will be more widely read. If s like a chain reaction. The story promotes the paper, the paper promotes the school and the students of the school will, therefore, benefit. Scholars Plan New Latin Club If you happen to hear a refrain of "Purple and Gold" being sung by the Latin D students, don't think that the/re "Brutusea their Caesar." It's the song of their newly formed Latin Club. The club is a chapter of the nationwide Junior Classical League. Their monthly meeting will consider projects having to do with the Roman Empire and the Latin language. This year's officers are Bob Bernhard, president; Merrill Bormann, vice-president; Mary Urich, secretary and Tom Froehlich, treasurer. Garrigan High School Algona, Iowa 50511 Tuesday Oct. 17, 1967 Computer Program Analyzes Senior College Selections Broom Haven Reforms BY MARY ANN EISCHEN What is it Father Stapenhorst has that the brooms haven't ? Well, besides sundry paraphernalia such as a desk, two chairs, a fan, a wastebasket, religion projects, and two shelves of neatly stacked books, his treasures include several polished rocks, an empty Pepsi bottle (?), a cross of burnt matches, a Minnesota Twins souvenir cup full of miscellaneous items, a GHS (rah, rah, sis-boom-bah) pennant, and a 35-cent size Blue Bunny sour cream lid. Father's cubbyhole wasn't always; it was the former janitor's broom-and-stuff-haven. Room wasn't and Father was, so the drab gray was painted yellow and partially paneled, and priest and possessions moved in. A fuse-box-hiding-fake-window was added by some enterprising interior decorator. However, now no one has to worry about being hauled on the carpet since the floor is tile. This office should be approved by the President's Physical Fitness Council since it does require some prowess to flick on the light switch, turn around, and get situated. But never fear, Father, you'll always be in the hub of activity. The drinking fountain is right outside the door. Bits 'N Pieces Drive Underway; Officers Chosen Sacrificing their day away from school, 38 pairs of students began the annual Garrigold drive Monday, Oct. 9. Rain and mist failed to dampen spirits as over 200 business places were visited in nine towns. Monday was the actual kickoff day, but, Steve Erpelding, Jack Muller and Mike Welp jumped the gun and devoted their sixth period study hall to the cause on the previous Friday. Working in pairs, students who participated in the drive were equipped with instructions, receipt books and a list of ten business places to contact. This was all very fine, until Jane Kohlhaas and Bev Lichter discovered that no Algona Dairy exists at 703 West State Street. In spite of all out-of-town managers and non-existent businesses, over $700 was collected on the drive kick-off. With all acquaintances having been made, the freshman class chose officers Oct. 2. Accepting the responsibility of class leaders were Joe Courtney, president; Paul Schiltz, vice president; Linda Heimer, secretary and treasurer; and Leslie Wildin, social chairman. Frustrated? Confused? Un- rtw.ided? All GHS seniors who are still worried about college can get the "low down" on the Select College Consulting Program from guidance counselor and make a sound decision on where to apply. K & B Associates developed the SELECT Program to insure The computer service works on toe principle that each student is unique — as are his college needs. The student fills out a questionnaire describing himself- his background, scholastic record, interests, likes and dislikes, and especially his requirements for college. Financial considerations are also taken into account This information is computer- matched with two million items of information on the 3,000 colleges in toe United States. SELECT then sends toe student and his adviser a selected list of toe ten to fifteen most ideal schools for his particular needs. Together with his college adviser, he can now analyze these few chosen schools in depth, does not overlook any schools that are ideally suited to his interests and requirements. The cost of the service is $10. Questionnaires have been distributed nationally and are available to high school students through their guidance offices. Members of the All-school play, The Death and Life of Larrv Benson, discuss the script with their director, Mr. Richard Balcic. The play is scheduled for Oct. 29 and 31 at the GHS cvm at 8:00 p.m. Typists Strive For Touchdowns Since interest is a vital factor to success, it is essential to provide for development and retention of a student's interest according to Sister Mary Deborah, PBVM. In the training of As the initial enthusiasm for memorizing the basic keyboard shuts down, students are provided with means of competition Each row becomes a team and each team strives for timed perfection. An increase of five words per minute a week enables a prospective typist to have his name listed in the Hall of Fame Transforming the bulletin board into a football field introduces toe Typing Touchdown. Yard lines represent words per minute with players reaching 60 per minute equal a touchdown. arS?* 8 -°* P 16 ""™' 80 * accomplishment show on the faces of S.1 m » * aS toey h * B1 at "^ tW* 1 I**** Thus w£ students are encouraged to increase output, develop good work ' Have a class; will travel. To give her class a wider viewpoint on subjects which they had been studying, Sister Lawrence Marie, PBVM, did travel. Sister, along with herstudentsjourneyecl to Percival Motors to learn toe in's and ouf s of buying a car. Next toe class visited Sheakley's store. Mrs. Charles Sheakley showed toe girls toe different departments of the store and told them what qualities to look for in ready-to-wear clothing. Debate Reviews Filibuster Rights Should toe practice of filibustering be excluded from toe Senate? This is toe topic of debate for toe government classes of Sister Margaret, OSF. In toe fifth period government class Jim Schmitt and Dave Skilling were for toe statement while toe negative side consisted of Ron Gilbride and Mark Adams. The affirmative was held by Ron Besch, Pat Uckteig and Barbara Wagner while Mary Grandgenett, Bill Obrecht and Rose Studer spoke for toe negative in toe seventh period class. One of toe points toe affirmative side gave to prove its opinion was that toe minority would be without power if toe filibuster was excluded from toe Senate. The negative held that filibustering wasted precious time of toe Senators. Remember The Garrigan Journalism students will be operating Gambles, Oct. 20 and 21. The commission they receive will be used to furnish the Journalism Room. YOUR purchase will help i

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