The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 16, 1968 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 16, 1968
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Civil Defense Grows In County; Area Needs Personnel, Supplies 4-Algona (la.) Upper &** Moine* By TINA OBRECHT If Kossuth county were alerted right now that a ballistic missile had fallen on Omaha, would you know what to do, where to go, what to take? Improbable you say? Perhaps it is. So, ask yourself the same questions in relation to the explosion of anhy- dros tanks in the east part of town or a tornado warning. All tern. Therefore, underway now are plans for installment of a plectron system in the City Hall. This is simply a sending device which would be picked up by receivers in various towns. Hopefully, this system will be installed before the spring tornado season. Besides having public shelters available for the people, two more Photo by Jim Bristow Barb Murphy and Tom Arend discuss the area Civil- Defense program with county director Wayne Keith and government instructor Sister Margaret, OSF. of these disasters come under the heading of Civil Defense. Civil Defense (CD) was first organized in Kossuth in the later part of 1966. Prior to that CD remained in the hands of city governments. In April of 1967 Mr. Wayne Keith was appointed the Director of Civil Defense. Since that time Public Shelters have been set up and plans have been made for a county-wide warning system. Much remains to be done. The first obstacle, of course, is the warning system. The warning system now comes through Iowa via DesMoines. Des Moines contacts Mason City and Mason City notifies Algona. Algona is responsible for notifying all of Kossuth county and right there a damper is put on the whole sys- Students Create Taper' Projects It was bound to happen. Journalism students spent a whole semester preparing for it and now if s happened. They're on their own. The class has been divided into five groups and each group is to produce a four-page mimeographed school paper for the class. The editor of each paper has the task of creating, organizing and supervising the production of the paper. Pat Besch, Becky Bormann, Diana Muller, Mary Reding and Jane Wilson have discovered that this is definitely not an easy job. The students also had the freedom to create names for their papers. Pafs group called theirs "Image," a sketch of students around the world. MaryReding's group will concentrate on art calling theirs the "Paintbox." "Sage" is the name for Jane Wilson's group project, "Nucleus" for Diana's, and Becky's group is producing "Bearles- que '68." What do the students think of the project? Most of them feel as Becky does that, "the most interesting thing is that we're on our own. We have hardly any restrictions. If s all up to us." At any rate, it finally happened, and Sister Maun, OSF, is finding out whether a semester of preparation is paving off. items are necessary. Probably the most important is the need for trained personnel to operate shelters. Next, supplies to stock shelters are necessary. The stocking in Algona very likely will be complete by the end of this year. However, there is a definite need for a personnel training center in Kossuth county. Not all of the responsibility rests with the towns. Every school should have a plan as to where the quickest, safest place for students would be in case of an alert. Parents need the assurance that children are secure. If this is not so, the first place parents will go in time of crisis is to the school to get their children. Result - one massive traffic jam. School planning is imperative. It is very understandable that progress will be hindered when 12 city councils and 10 school groups'are included in such a program. It would seem, however, that proper public support and 'enthusiasm behind our Civil Defense system on a local level would help considerably. Algona's Public • Shelter Locations 1. Municipal Power Plant 2. St. Cecelia's Academy 3. Public High School 4. St. Ann Hospital 5. Cargill 6. Federal Savings and Loan 7. Kossuth Mutual Insurance 8. Larry's Recreation 9. Druggist Mutual As Mr. Keith put it, "Knowledge is protection." Find out the facts. There's plenty of literature about and many fine courses offered, such as the CD course included in the Adult Education classes. Protect yourself by knowing. Garrigan High School, Algona, Iowa 50511 January 16, 1968 Bears Seek Third Title; Rough Games Scheduled EnRICHment New Sophomore Eyes GHS Kathy Rich, a sophomore, transferred to Garrigan from West Bend High School Jan. 4. Coming from a smaller school, Kathy 1 s first impression of Garrigan was one of "too many people." Kathy*s transfer date causes one problem. All other Garri-. gan students have taken their semester tests and she hasn't. Kathy says she most likely will take some sort of semester tests. Kathy expressed only one like and one dislike about Garrigan. She likes the fact that Garrigan is all on one level. She dislikes Religion and World History being taught as one subject. She would prefer them taught as separate subjects. Along with the required subjects, Kathy is studying Consumer Economics and Clothing. Biology is her favorite subject and her planned college major. She also participates in the Sophomore Chorus. Be sure to stop in to the Security State Bank sometime soon. The work of Sister Mary Iva, OSF, Garrigan's art instructor, a on display there. Don't miss it! THE STAR is published twice a month by the students of Garrigan High School, Algona, Iowa 50511. Co-editors: Jim Bristow and Tina Obrecht Make-up editor; Karen Fuchsen Reporters; Mary Bonnstetter, Bonnie Dahlhauser, Jackie Detrick, Mary Ann Eischen, Sandy Elbert, Sue Elbert, Linda Nttch- als, Rhonda Schuller. Cub reporters: Tim Boekelman and Jean Nauholz Advisor; Sister Mary Maun, OSF By RON BESCH Extension of three winning streaks is the goal of Garrigan's once-beaten Golden Bear basketball team when they defend their CYO tourney title against Car roll Kuemper on Sunday, Jan. 21, in the Garrigan gymnasium. The most momentous of these victory strings is the shortest- Classes Hear Spanish Talks Mr. Allan Baldes, former student from Gehlen High School, spoke to Spanish students and teacher, Sister James Mary, PBVM, Friday, Jan. 5. Mr. Baldes, who spent his junior year of college at the University of Madrid, discussed and showed slides of his stay in Spain. Second year students heard the lecture completely in Spanish, while the first year classes listened to Mr. Baldes in English. Among his observations, Allan spoke of the dating habits of teenagers. At 6 p.m. couples get together, take in a movie or a dance and are home by 9 p.m. for the family supper. Slides showing typical Spanish scenery and family living added up to an interesting and informative class time. Patrice Bode introduces new student, Kathy Rich, to the art of packing a locker. Terms Throw Girl Fans By MARY ANN EISCHEN There's the pitchl The goalie snatches the puck, dribbles down the field, throws it through the uprights, and it's a homerun for two points!? Huh? As is not evident from the above, we are well into the high school basketball season and unless you know the language, you 1 re out of it. Ask any girl; some of the most avid fans in the cheering section don't know the meanings of the basic terms. For enlightenment, the following liberal, often loose, translation has been published: Center - middle man; Guards - two right-hand men who never leave the team defenseless; Forwards - two unbashful players; Coach - main carriage whose big wheels are always turning; Free Throw - shot on the house; Dribble - result of failure to swallow; Double Dribble- very bad problem; Stealing- crime punishable by law; Traveling- taking a trip (sometimes with both feet); Rebound tied again; Lane- place in which a parked offensive forward is penalized; Foul - putrid poultry; Jump ball - formal sock hop. At any rate, with or without the proceeding list, the game is more interesting if the terms and rules are understood. But if it is still rather complicated, just remember the good guys are not wearing white hats; they're wearing Black and Gold! Before flaunting your new vocabulary however, make sure you thoroughly understand your subject because you might launch a tremendous drive and fall flat on your putter. a "streak" of one CYO Tournament title. The other two streaks are a bit longer- a series of 14 consecutive home victories, which dates back to the finals of i the state district tournament of 1966, and a series of 8 straight wins this season, going back to the second game of the 67-68 season. The Bear-Knight game will be a rematch of the 1967 championship game, which the Bears won, 63 to 50. Of last year's tourney team, Kuemper has two starters, (including its leading scorer) along with four other players returning. Couple this with their fine sophomore squad of last year and it appears the Knights could be tabbed as pre-game favorites. But by taking a glance at Garrigan's brilliant defense, balanced scoring, and surprising rebound power, along with a Bear tradition of home victories the game looks like a toss-up. The winner of this game then battles the victor of the Ft. Dodge St. Edmond-Sioux City Heelan tUt for the CYO Class "AA" Crown at the Sioux City Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 28. Come on Bears, let's double our streak of CYO Tournament titles. Stricken Gouge Requires Attention Of 'Boiler Sitter 1 Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow. Everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go. But you can bet your bottom dollar the little "wooly" wouldn't visit Garrigan during the cold spell if it weren't for Mr. Gene Nichols, who has stayed many nights to keep Garrigan High's furnace burning. Mr. Nichols, chief boiler room babysitter, puts on his"longies" and sets to pampering the school's heater. Nite time rolls around, but faithful Dada sometimes even then doesn't leave the scene. Instead, sleeping bag set up, chief protector waits for the water gauge to go off beam just once more and then with a knock knock here and a tap tap there the monstrous machine coughs, sputters but finally gives in to a little love pat from the chief custodian. So if you hear a series of mighty KERCHOOS, you will know they come from a man who knows his machine, Mr. Gene Nichols, chief boiler room babysitter!

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