The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 12, 1967 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 12, 1967
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Cantata Tunes Reflect Joyous Holiday Spirit Garrigan High School Algona, Iowa 50511 December 12, 1967 Senior Homemakers Complete In '67 District Wool Contest Home EC. students are on the move. Mason City was a "town of fashion," Nov. 18, when six girls from the homemaking class traveled to the annual District Wool Contest. Representing Garrigan among the 70 contestants were Jeanne and Joanne Crotty, Paula Dearchs, Sue Elbert, Mary Grandgenett and Kathy McGuire. The outfits, made by each contestant, were judged in the morning and shown in the afternoon for the public. Things were cooking in the Home EC department these past weeks as the foods class journeyed to Dunn's Sure Save, Nov. 29. The girls compared prices, learned values of foods and considered selecting fresh fruits and vegetables'at the store. Warning! If you smell any aroma coming from the Home EC room in the next two weeks. . . . don't panic. It won't be contagious or dangerous, it's just the girls in foods class preparing Christmas cookies during their lab period. Who will be the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tommorow? Senior girls were challenged to this nationwide test last Tuesday under the supervision of of Sister Author Compiles Civil War Notes We have an author in our midst! Father Cecil Friedmann, "history bug" (as well as superintendent), is using his 29-page "manuscript" as a supplement to the American History text. If s actually a compilation of notes on the Civil War era. Any one may purchase a copy at the GHS library. Jim Hickey, junior, bought one although he is not in Father's class. He said, "It's really good. You know, you can read a history book and never get anything out of it; but I read these and they're interesting as well as educational." Lawrence Marie, PBVM, Home EC instructor. The purpose of the test is to alert the girls to all facets of homemaking. The state winner receives a $1,500 scholarship. "My hair won't comb!" Forget Wanda! "Good Grooming of Your Hair Will Do the Job." This was the subject used by LaVonne Hauptman and Joanne Kenne, a GHS graduate, Nov. 28 when they spoke to the clothing class. Joanne and LaVonne, representing Sheakley's, also combed and styled the hair of Mary Grandgenett andRhondaSchuller. "It should be truly magnificent. The music fits and tells the story of Christmas. The contemporary Nativity scene will climax the program," said Sister Mary Virginia, PBVM, recently about the Christmas Cantata. The program is scheduled for Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. in the GHS gymnasium. Sister Mary Dominica, PBVM, will direct the choruses that will perform. Hard Work Varsity chorus member Bill Obrecht said, "It should be good, we're working very hard. Of the new songs we sing, I like "Coventry Carol" and "The First. Christmas Carol" the best." Bonnie Dahlhauser, senior, commented, "Because it takes the place of our operetta, it's Editors' note: Semester exams before Christmas? Unheard of! Until this year that is. Actually, everyone seems pretty pleased with the idea. Naturally, the teachers like all that time for correcting any slight errors they may find. And students seem to feel they will be quite happy doing something besides studying and worrying. Therefore, to whom ever made out the schedule this year we say, "For he's a jolly good fellow . . . !" going to be an extra special production. We are working on the scenery and decorations in art class and they are beautiful." .Rudolph The freshman chorus will also participate. Coleen Reding likes "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Silver Bells" which they will sing along with other songs. Mary Lee Foth, accompanist for the sophomore chorus, com- mented on her favorites-"Snow, Snow, Beautiful Snow" and "0 Bambino." The girl's chorus will be decked out in formals as they sing "0 Holy Night," "Let It Snow" and others. The program will also include the "Hallelujah Chorus," sung by the varsity chorus. Peanut Butter Conquers!?] Under-Pressure-Cookers •By MARY ANN EISCHEN On your mark, get set, gol Dump the peanut butter into the mixer, flick on the switch, drive home to change your buttery uniform, find you've locked yourself out of the house, run over and borrow the neighbor's housecoat, drive back to school, wash and dry your uniform and be cool and calm before the kids stampede the lunch linel You've just matched the marathon record set by Mrs. Dernerl Thus complying with the President's Physical Fitness program, Mrs. Derner, along with Mesdames Bode, Murphy, Wai- Creative Ideas, Work Stimulates Background For Artists, Drafters "See ?" Mr. Bruce points out the pro- cecdure in running the table saw to David Kunkel and Ron Ricke. Silk-Screenist Silk-screening one of her 80 Christmas cards, Karen Fuchsen is in the process of applying the paint. (Photos by Jackie Detrick) Sister Mary Iva's 92 students (plus a lot of paint, paper and artistic ideas) have produced quite a number of attractive patterns for their very own Christmas card designs. Besides Christmas cards, also prominent around the art room these days are silk screening, wood carving, copper enameling and metal craft. Honorary Trainee Mr. Gene Nichols, whom art students call their "honorary art trainee," faithfully brings abundant supplies of equipment and materials to the "studio" (Room 31). "Art provides an environment of creative leisure in which to release tension," says Rhonda Schuller, adding, "I think the students really value the class." Cage Opener Nets Victory "I was a bit surprised at the number of points we scored," commented Golden Bear head coach, Steve McCall, on the Garrigan cage opener at Bancroft St. John's. "But, the score could have been higher had we made a better percentage of our free-throws." Coach McCall praised the team on the good effort, which he termed, "close to capacity." For an opening game the team looked real good in executing its plays, with few errors and sharp ball handling. However, Coach McCall was not satisfied with the rebounding against the smaller opponents. Mike Elbert, senior guard, starting his first varsity game, was a pleasant surprise to the Garrigan coaching staff. Elbert, who started only occasionally on last year's junior varsity, spurred the team with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Jack Muller also played a fine game, netting 21 points, with four of those coming by way of neat assists from Elbert. Coach McCall also had praise for the play of Kevin O'Brien, Dave McCarthy, Jim Walker, and the fine bench. "This squad is capable of playing good defense," said Coach McCall, "and this will be the key to our success for the season." Since "drafting" seems to be so popular these days, industrial art students are interested in developing their own methods. Their instructor, Mr. Terrance Bruce, introduced them to the fundamentals of technical drafting. This included learning to read and construct drawings. Now, the class is working on projects of their own. The procedure consists of drawing up plans on paper, choosing a material, making up a procedure sheet, learning the usage of machines and finally the actual shop work. Mike Elbert and Leonard Becker commented, "With the help of Mr. Bruce, this course has developed into one of the most interesting classes on our schedule." THE STAR is published twice a month by the students of Garrigan High School, Algona, Iowa 50511 Co-editors: Jim Bristowand Christine Obrecht Advisor; Sister Mary Maun ters, and Wagner, follow the government's type A lunch pro- gram by serving as cooks at GHS. Although the main title is cheffess (feminine of chef), these five ladies fill the roles of psychologist ("These kids are psyched up for maidrites."), translator ("Three-fourths cup serving consisting of two or more vegetables or fruits or both?"), economist ("Oh, this budget!"), scorekeeper ("Isn't this your fourth time through the line?"), and garbage-pail cleaner ("Ee- yuckl"). To avoid monotony, no one cook prepares the same type of dish every day. Their aim is to serve good meals. They know they can't please all of the people all of the time, but they try for most of the people most of the time. Being very human, somehow it has a tendency to hurt them when they're asked, "Whaf stnis slop?" Regardless of personal palatal taste, common courtesy is required. We'd hate to have our cooks transformed into under-pressure-cookers. Students Become New Grocers After having learned the basics, Sister Mary Lucile's bookkeeping class is now ready to take on a new assignment. Each student will become the manager of Bradford Wholesale Grocery. This may seem like a sit- back-and-relax positon but it actually involves knowing management of a business. A complete ledger will have to be kept with the recordings of each bill, check, outgoing mail and incoming expenses. Also, the new grocers will be supplied with files, journals and record books to keep their figuring on the straight and narrow. An Editorial So Why Study! What's The Dif? Why study for tests? They're a big nuisance interfering with social activities and TV programs. Teachers don't care what your grade is. If s just as easy for them to give you an "F" as it is an "A." So why study for tests? Your grades appear on your permanent record, but that only determines your future, like which college will accept you and what kind of a job you'll get. So why study?

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