The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on February 2, 1974 · Page 7
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The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa · Page 7

Humboldt, Iowa
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Saturday, February 2, 1974
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2,.lft4» the BttBhaM! On ta «»a»«l Top ratings ea .!.{,. i ^a^^ Tcp I fiitegs were by Id bt> 20 students puftlelpatlftg itWive events at District Speech Contest, held at Port Oftdge High Setotol, J&n. .28, tolfnament efffclals Efttfiet'iceceiving 1 ratings included; the one-act play, "Hello 0ut There;" the original readers theatre presentation, written by Kurt Stoebe, "The Trial of Captain Vere;" and two duet-acting entries, "Tea and Sympathy," and -"The Children's Hour," officials announced. A II rating was received by the remaining duet-acting entry, "Phygmallion." Students who earned ones in two different events included "Greg Obermann, Joyce Portlier, Lance Olson, ^____ Colleen Northrop, John Rich- Kurt Stoebe and Colleen Northrop present an | W^»- l SS^^BWlWM^g5aiI^f8E3Si£J .' . • excerpt from the play "Tea and Sympathy" at district / A selection from "Children's Hour" was performed BOCK tO WOFK speech contest. They received a I rating.—Review by Joyce Fortner and Marlene Nissen. They received Photo. a I rating at district.-Review Photo. 6S» Steve neeuy ana atoeue, Meredith Case, group speech directof, said. Case commented that he was pleased with the results but disappointed that this' year's contestants, whom he considered his potentially bestever, did not equal last years perfect record at district. "There is a lot of, work to do between now and state," Case added. One ratings were also received by Don Tripp, Richard Johnson, Jon Bogaard, Tom Warner, Melody Olson, Greg MeCubbirt, Doug Sandven, Greg Lee, Dave Presler, Griff Hamilton, Neil Rogness and Marlene Nissen. The students' next appearance is scheduled for the State Speech Contest, Feb. 9 at Cherokee High School, Case public in* the Little Auditorium here at Humboldt high. The date will be announced SOOn." Her comments concerning "Captain Vere" included praise far the composition, blocking, character interpre< tatioft and tempo of the play. She also, commented that her praise was given sparingly and only when well deserved. Following the presentation of "Captain Vere," the judge, Mrs. R. K. Schneck, applauded the* author and cast with "Bravo, Bravo." She extended her sincere congratulations to Humboldt High School for encouraging the, group to present an originaal effort. Wildcat Review Humboldt Senior High School Edltors-ln-Chlef Dean Crist and Gene Crist Managing Editors . Mary Hadar, John Riches, Deb Duffy News Editor , Ku rt Stoebe Jack Dreyer Advl » or • Meredith Case Photographers Randy Rezabek Volleyball ruling out of bounds after leave Jeanne Raine has returned to HHS to continue teaching her usual courses this semester. Nancy Warren substituted for Mrs. Raine the first semester. Mrs. Raine's absence was due to the birth of a daughter, Janelle Anne. After returning she commented, "It's a challenge because my time is divided between school and home life. But I'm getting back into the groove of things because I have to work at the girls basketball game this week. It seems different but I'll get used to it." Mrs. Raine teaches American literature I and II, imass media, short story and research. Investigation launched into scandal •! by Wildcat Investigative Reporter Extra . . . extra . . . Volleyball scandle hits high school!! The boys' physical education classes have just completed a unit on volleyball. Each class declared for its champion the team with the most victories. Each class champion claimed its right to compete in the ultimate inter-class competition. The single elimination tournament was set up. Terry Dean Brownfield's team and Gene Grist's team received byes, because they were the team with the two best records. Grist's team was the only undefeated team in the tournament. The Crist team consisted of "Versatile Greg" Obermann; ""Handy Pete" Holland; "Worthless Doug" Prior; Lance Tinken and Neil Rogness. Brownfield's team included Mike Conlon, Dave Terwilliger, Tom Newell, Steve Patton and Ron Prior. After the fury of competition only two teams remained "alive" ... Gene's and Terry Dean's. This is the setting for Humboldt's "Watergate," but this time the innocence of the accused is clearl ... An unfortunate illness fell upon one of Grist's teammates, Neil Rogness. So, Captain Crist "safely" assumed that he could substitute with one of equal ability . . . Matthew Brian Brands- gard, alias the Bob. And to further justify this move, nothing was said or done to prevent the substitution. Grist's team won easily over Brownfield's team in the finals by winning the first two .games in the'best out of three series. After the imaginary trophy of championship was awarded to the Crist team, volleyball judge Leo McElrath informed the "Wildcat Review" that an investigation was being launched by a committee. The results of this investigation were released and the unfair decision was the disqualification of the best team in the tournament. This decision was greeted with much controversy, and in the hearts aridiminds of many students Grist's ,team is stifl number one. Now, which is a more valid decision . . . one made by a small committee or one made by a general consensus of the students? What do you think? Champions by default are [first row] Mike Conlon, rry Brownfield, [second row] David Terwilliger, Tom Newell, and Steve Patton.-Review Photo. Pre-commffftifrf,* Mythical champions of the Boys Volleyball Tournament are left to right, Neal R °S ness ' Matthew Brian Brandsgard, Greg Obermann, Captain Gene Crist, Doug Prior, and Pete Holland.-Review Photo. After a semester of maternity leave, Mrs. Jeanne Raine returned to HHS and her duties in the English department. Mrs. Nancy Warren filled her position for the first semester.-Review Photo. Absenteeism is a growing problem Student absenteeism has become a problem that is still growing in Humboldt High School, stated Principal Delmar J. Cram. According to Cram, the problem is more" serious than is assumed, since most of the harm is inflicted on the student himself. "Learning is.not enough, the ability to apply learned material is lost when students miss lectures, which are a major part of the class," Cram stated. Deadline announced for course changes Courses may no longer be changed by students as of Friday, Feb. 1, according to Dave Havlik, counselor. Addition of classes was to be made during the first two weets of the semester as stated in the "Course policies" of the school. "However, students may drop a course without penalty if it is done before_ Feb. 14." Havlik stated. "After that time a failing grade is given for any course dropped, even if passing work is being done at the time the course is dropped," Havlik added. Havlik reported that two colleges are scheduled to visit- our school the first week of February. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at .10:30 a.m. the Spencer School of_Business will send their representative, John Huston, to visit with those interested. Thursday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. the US Navy recruiter, Emmitt Sackfield, will be at school to visit with any interested student. The causes of this problem, in Cram's opinion, lie with the students, their parents, and with the school itself. r "Though many students place- more importance on jobs than on school, they don't relate school with earning power," he explained. Cram feels that the problem can and will be solved by the students and their parents. A committee of faculty members and students is planned to meet and draw up a policy .concerning . this problem, which will , be submitted to the school board within a few weeks. "The student senate will probably select the students for the committee, with three being chosen from each grade," stated Cram. Cram readily admits that some students 'do not like school. "If a student is ill, we don't want him in school," Cram stated. But he also stated, "I have the feeling that kids are fooling their parents." Student Senate elects Stoebe Student Senate elected Kurt Stoebe as a new member Tuesday, to replace Richard Newbrough who graduated last semester, according to student senate president, Karen Mickey. Other business of the Jan. 22 meeting was the possibility of having a Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dance. Homegrown, a group from Iowa Central, with Jay Hall as a member is tentatively being scheduled for Feb. 9, from 8 to 12 p.m. at the high school cafetorium. The last item of business discussed was the revision of the old constitution. by Mary Hadar Observing the classroom techniques employed by the faculty of HHS was the object of the recent visits of Rick Traw and Rich Bygness, / stated Del Cram?—principal Traw, a senior at Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kan., and Bygness, sophomore at bit. Olaf, Northfield, Minn., are both involved in an interum program designed to expose the college student to actual classroom situations before committing himself to teaching. The student spends three weeks observing teaching methods in different high schools. Each is required to keep a daily journal. Bygness, under the supervision of Rod Hakeman and Carl Warrington, will do a case study of one College students observe HHS faculty s classroom <-...,!.... ..i. _ . , ^f student, chosen at random. Traw, who observed Mrs. Nancy Warren and Mrs. Jeanne Raine will spend his final week "going over what "happened." They will be graded on a pass-no credit basis and a participation conformation must be signed for both said Cram. Bygness, who divided his time between three schools feels Humboldt is the best, commenting, "I think you've really got some good teachers, especially in the math department." Traw declined comment, being a graduate of Humboldt he had "nothing to compare you to," although the student body "hasn't changed much." The reason Bygness chose math was "because I got good grades in it," while Traw "wasn't sure what else to do with an English major." Of the teaching methods he plans to employ Traw stated, "I like a friendly atmosphere between students and teachers." To balance the scale, he added, "I like lecturing." Both Traw and Bygness feel the interum program they are in it worth while and Traw pointed out, "It would be scary to be thrown into student teaching" without previous classroom experience. He will teach at the end of this semester. Bygness mentioned, the importance of the best teachers in making the project a success. Traw added, "I would like to thank the teachers, the administration and the students of Humboldt, I really enjoyed the experience." Cram added, "They don't harm us at all, and the teachers make use of them." Their duties vary ranging from the mechanical aspects of teaching, such as individual help and supervising group work, to non-classroom tasks. Cram mentioned, "We even used one the other night to sell tickets!" The reason for this, Cram pointed out, is that "teaching is not only being in the classroom for five or six hours a day, it's other time taking things." "Boy, i s he ever a lost cause," Rich Bygness, student teacher, seems to be thinking. Rich recently helped Carl Warrington and Rodney Hakeman with their math courses; Rich attends St. Olaf College at Northfield, Minn.-Review Photo. •^••••••Is^^BMM^H"""""^^^^^^^^-— Around the ^2jj£2^_ I Shorthand , -' • . '.:•'•"' ' '',• tftcfeisiflg spied through dictation and tfansefIptiOfl tflt & effipksiz&dfo shorthand 1 this semester, sMtsa fiartene Sots, 'shorthand , instructor, A mortified shorthand laBdfatwy* similar to dictaphones, will, bi employed for study* Increasing their present speeds of 60 to 70 words per minute to an average of 80 to 110 words per minute by the end of the year, is the goal, said Miss Rick Traw, student teacher, recently completed his interim in the English department. Traw is currently attending the University of Ottawa at Ottawa, Kan.-Review Photo. , According to Miss Hotz, the girls hive been doing well, Sh6 feels it is important for those seeking a secretarial vocation to kriow shorthand as an aid to securiftg a better job, . Production under study • 'ti • • • . ' * Natural resources, labor, management and capital are the four factors of production introduced to students in Cal Muller's economics classes. This is part of the first unit which Consists of a study of "What is Economics?", and is a general study of the elements that make up economics. ; Muller also Said that there -will be four other Units dealing specifically with yarious elements of economics. Students als6 filled out questionnaries -and received books during their first day of class. Career preparation covered Preparation for a career in selling/is the Objective of salesmanship, according to Dick Furst', instructor. Furst reported that the beginning weeks of the subject will be taught with a text to introduce the student to the basic fundamentals of selling. During the last nine weeks of the semester, actual sale demonstrations, in which each student will be required to use different Selling techniques to persuade the consumers (fellow classmates), will be 'used, said Furst. Salesmanship is expected to help the students through their daily experiences and better prepare them for their future, according 'to Furst. Basketball opens girl's P.E Basketball will open the girls physical education program second semester, according to instructor, Bev Rubey. Emphasis on basketball has been cut this year because of the interscholastic basketball program, Miss Rubey pointed out. Teams will be picked in a different fashion, she added, in order for them to be more competitive. Miss Rubey stated that the girls participating in inter-scholastic basketball will be divided evenly among the teams. For bonus points, individuals will be able to referee the games of other classes. The sport will be played until Feb. 18, when physical education classes start bowling, concluded Miss Rubey. Government studies unit "Politics, constitutional development, civil rights, democracy and responsibility policy are the five basic units to be covered in government during this semester," said Gary Newell, instructor. Student interest and .involvement will be stimulated by projects. . . "Polls are one of the projects we do in class. Polls rep'resent a barometer of "what people think and they indicate trends in history," Newell said. "Government is needed in everyday life. Citizens must participate in government or there will no longer be one," he added. / Safety rules stressed Learning basic safety rules was the first unit to be covered by the industrial arts classes. Heavy emphasis is placed on the understanding of these rules, said Mason Maach, instructor. Projects were then chosen by the students and blueprints were drawn out carefully. "They are to be good enough so that another student could follow up the same plan without any problems," said Maach. Typing emphasizes speed Typing letters and increasing speed with greater accuracy is stressed in typing II, reported Mrs. Jensen, instructor^ Typing II, a semester course, consists of 26 students. Six new electric typewriters have been added to the program. Plans for the future include tables, forms and business reports, she concluded. Boys play basketball Basketball is being played in Boys' PE, according to instructor, Leo McElrath. "We will be playing basketball for about four weeks before we start on our next unit, which will be bowling," stated McElrath. Four teams will be chosen in each class and standings will be kept. The teams will play one game a period with one special rule employed. "We don't allow any pressing " said McElrath. Kiddies' show planned A children's television hour is the next project for drama and speech students, according to instructor Meredith Case. For the past three years students in his classes hav.e worked on a special presentation designed to entertain younger children. Two years ago classes produced "Captain Moosejaw " starring Jon Porter and Mike Terwilliger. This program was considered excellent for children of all ages, Case stated. No format has been selected for this year's presentation, but students are working to put together an entertaining show, concluded Case. Rhetoric covers grammar "Grammar is being studied in rhetoric class," stated Harv LaBounty, instructor. The class will be studying grammar for the first three and one-half to four weeks Compositions will be written the balance of the year ' Rhetoric | is a writing course for the student planning to attend college. When asked the importance of rhetoric LaBounty said, "rhetoric teaches us to write and soeak proficiently." <>Hcaiv Algebra studies variables an with the setting up and solvin of equations from story problems • f g A test given Jan. 29, followed the comnUinn /' unit. Next unit involves ration and proton

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