The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on February 23, 1974 · Page 5
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The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa · Page 5

Humboldt, Iowa
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Saturday, February 23, 1974
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The Baa BHo* ^ggg^gl^ggBllHMBMHMHW • , . , ., _, , Flu Woei-Oerm Warfare Boglns * * . . • ^B^, by Mike Borland With the flu epidemic and study hull* looking like morRUM the* hlftgc-M question In HHS K "Where If The Biikdtbftll Wlldcatette girls for the 1973-74 season are from left to rights Lori Moench, Dee Kneirem, Mary Davis, Carol Burns, Marc! Berka and Diane Larson.-Review Photo. New low affects drivers' ed. Thnac that survived the ordoal know the nnawor. Most rlon'l wnnl In tnlk nhnut It. A few cnn't tnlk nlwul it, It Is tho flu bug thnl hn* devastated our school syslem. There hnvo boon over 300 absent for dnya and It's not gdllng any .bettor. The gang I used to eat with had about 10 guys In it. This week n good dny brings five. N(*ver the iliime five, some pomp and swfnr are lost, we don't tnlk nbtnit food, wo talk, about Symptoms, Or, who's next',' You any, "Whnt nro thoy griping rtbnutf They get out of school don't they?" Yonh, nnd;when they put , ,•••11 in in nWirif, ( > vnu'fo nut of prison,"right? Sick Isn't fun. 'It hurls, Physically. It feels like, you rolled down Pike's Penk in nn oil hnrrol, , The first dny sleep Isn't essential, but It's the only escape, The only hope Is sweet drenrrts. Walchlnif TV Is unbearable but the only thlnft to dd> Spoing some durnB j§rk wl« ft new ear or n trip to Rib lin't going to give anyone ft psychological lift. They Sfly drink n lot of liquids. Tho ronson for this Is to dissolve the .horse• jjnl'Mhiy give you, A chicken would try- to hutch one of the things, They rlon't kill tho bug, BUI they Aui'o do give It n fright, Then you go to school, So you won't hnve too much mnk'Mip work, You sea, the„ policy Is to give n sick person more work so they won't be nbsont. This prevents diseases like flu. If It weren't for this policy, ; ftysr^toi .» weiald stny home hecauie they were sick. Atio, flbW'thiy esffli to school to share their experience with their ben friend. After all, sharing an experience Is educational rind that's what we're after, Abieniee' ism. tins gone up, however, which Is something bnly doctor* end groove on, I think MUtop now* 1 don't feel very well, 1 think I'll try to get some rest and keep myself frdm being victim No, 1278, That's my unlucky number. A new law was passed which required all driver education cars to have a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher, stated Douglas Lundberg, drivers education instructor. He also stated that it is important that all students have their Social Security number and driving permit before they start class. Lundberg is the only driver's education teacher this semester. He stated that there are 26 students attending his class. Wildcat Review HumboMt Senior High School Edltors-ln-Chlof .Dean Crist and Gene Crist Managing Editors . Mary Hadar, John Riches, Deb Duffy News Editor Kurt Stoobe.Jack Dreyer Advisor Meredith Case Photographers Randy Rezabek Accreditation studied NCA team to evaluate high school The North Central Association will examine all facets of Humboldt High School in a study to begin Feb. 25, reported Delmar Cram, principal. The North Central Association is an accrediting association with voluntary membership of about 40 percent of Iowa's secondary schools. It mainatains a high level of education by requiring member schools to submit a self-report and then sends a team of representatives, 23 strong, to verify the report, Cram said. The examination covers such areas as school and community make up, philosophy and objectives, the curriculum, student activities, guidance, safety and main- tenance, and even the hot lunch prograYn, Cram added. The N.C.A. team will visit with students and faculty alike to obtain an overall perspective of the school. All representatives are expert in a special field of education. Cram explained that the N.C.A.'s purpose is to provide a good educational program for the students. Students also benefit from being educated at an accredited school, for colleges place much value on accredidation. Humboldt has done well in the examinations, which take place once every seven years. The results of the coming examination, which will conclude Feb. 27, should be known within 60 days, said Cram, and he added, "I think it will be a stimulating experience." The N.C.A. is the largest regional association of its kind and covers 19 states. The report the examination will produce will be sent to the state committee and then to the regional committee for final'judgement. Iowa did its best to warm up for our southern neighbors. But these foreign exchange students, Margarita Restrepo, Columbia; Roberta Medeiros, Brazil; and Lupana Montoys, Mexico, came prepared for the cold.—Review Photo. Exchange Student studies at HHS District here we come Speech contestants chosen Winners of the Individual Speech Tryouts were announced Monday" by Harv LaBounty, individual speech advisor. Twenty-one of the forty students who tried out will go on to District Speech Contest. This will be held March 2 at St. Edmond's High School in Fort Dodge. "Those who entered were students from speech and drama classes along with others interested in the speaking field," stated LaBounty. There are 21 people entered into 24 events. These events are in nine different categories. The students and their categories are: ; Dramatic Acting: Barb Heider, Colleen Northrop, Joan Daggy, and Linda Burns, alternate; humorous: John Grebner, Barb Heider, Jane Carver, and Neal Rogness, alternate; prose: John Bogard, Dave Presler, Mary Seller and Elaine Harvey, alternate; Radio news: John Riches, Brian Thompson and Dave Presler; storytelling: Elizabeth Theilen, Elaine Harvey and Cindy Curry; improvisational: John Grebner, Dave Presler, and Carolyn Dingman; after dinner speaking: Neal Rogness From the Principal's Desk Two events are forthcoming which I want to call to the attention of our school community. They are the North Central Associations Evaluation Team's visit to Humboldt High School and Parent-Teacher Conference Day on Friday, March 1. While the North Central Association and its general purposes are described else where on this page, 1 would like to point out some membership values that may be overlooked. Perhaps every school dis trict is interested in 'good education' for their young people, but some have voluntarily banded together and established meritorious standards which serve as positive guidelines for sound educational programs. These standards reach into every facet of the school and community. While each NCA school is required to file an annual report to varify compliance with the accrediting association's standards, it must also undergo a thorough, in-depth evaluation once every seven years. Our high school staff has completed its part of the evaluation, a self-study which, started approximately one year ago. Next week, Feb. 25, 26, and 27, the visiting team of 23 selected educators, will infiltrate our school system to verify or disagree with our conclusions. We look forward to their commendations, recommendations and criticisms. Serving on an NCA evaluation team is not an easy assignment. The members work long h'/urs to accomplish the task in a short 2''z days. They receive no pay-only expenses, hut because they ton are interested in 'good education', they will work hard to assist us in providing the kind and quality of school this community wants. We welcome them. On Friday, March 1, the parents of the Humboldt Community School District will have the opportunity to visit with teachers, counselors and administrators of their children. Please do not feel thai il is too late this year to have a beneficial conference. \Viih renislralion for next year just around the- corner, plans for "after high school" to he completed, scholarships and other financial aids to learn about, and most importantly, a chance to talk about your child, this is your opportunity to pro\ ide input which very easily could benelit your son or daughter. We are interested in your children. Join us on Parent- Teacher Conference Day, Friday, March 1, from 8 a.m. till 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or call for a special arrangement. Coffee and cookies are on us. Delmar J. Cram H. S. Principal and Tom War.ner; original oratory: Kurt Stoebe; interpretive poetry: Ann Hart, Elizabeth Theilen, Laura Dunscombe and John Bogard, alternate. The students will be busy getting ready for the district contest. "I think we have a very talented group of kids preparing and I expect great things," said LaBounty. Flu K.O.'s Jazz Band Flu bugs knocked Humboldt High School Jazz musicians out of their chairs , last week. The band couldn't even finish in the top three bands of competition at the Drake Jazz Festival, Feb. 8 and 9. Because of illness, over one-half of the band was ill sometime during the last few crucial rehersals. The eventual winner in Humholdt's Class AA was Knoxville. Second place went to Manson and third place to a strong Carroll band. Announcements selected for senior class Senior announcements, featuring the class colors of royal blue and silver, have been selected by an eight member committee, according to committeeman Greg Obermann. Bill Bates of Johnsten Announcements, Storm Lake, showed the committee several samples. The committee agreed on one which displays the class crest in royal blue and silver on Columbian blue paper. "Class of 1974" is stenciled in the lower right hand corner. The inside will consist of the lime and date of the 1974 commencement exercises over a superimposed picture of our school, Bates explained. There will also be a place for name cards which the student senate will sell as a money making project again this year. Matching Columbia- blue envelopes completes the announcement, Bates said. , The members of the committee were Karen Mickey, Gloria Pedersen, Cindy Pride, Mike Patton, Dick Colwell, John Brandsgard, Randy Moench and Greg Obermann. An Editorial If good men do nothing. . , . .. . by Kurt Stoebe Some students paint crude drawings- on school buildings, some misguided souls have an affliction for placing eggs on faculty property, but our Student Seriate changes constitutions. In the past ten years the senate has had more constitution than Meredith Case has had plays. Well, the time has again come to pass when the senate has thought it timely to draw up another constitution. Amazing is it not? With all of the things happening in our school, our senate wastes its time with extraordinarily unimportant projects. Approximately three weeks ago I became a member of the legislative body. Expecting to be entering in the midst of a great conflict I was rudely surprised by the fact that our senate was more concerned with the" consession stand at a wrestling meet than the late arrival/early dismissal conflict. Perhaps the apathy displaced by the student body is well placed. The senate is, ideally, a reflection of student feeling. Disgusting is not the word for the disinterest which has infested our group of student officers. Perhaps we will not have to worry about ratifying the new constitution. Our senate has been able to muster a quorum for the constitution's approval for three weeks. Obviously a reflection of student interest. The student's just don't care. Ah, but this new edict from "the gods" is not all milk and honey. Why should such rights as write in votes and separate presidential - vice-presidential elections be abolished? Why are we cutting back the student representation by one-third. Don't worry Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, Captain Bligh, Punch and Judy. He (or she) is elected every year. I predict that one day we will elect a president to the senate who will rule without our representatives. Will we allow this to happen in May'.' As Barry Goldwater said, "The only thinij necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.' 1 Apparently all the good men are asleep in HHS. Roberta Meneirios, an exchange student to HHS from Brazil, feels Humboldt is a "very nice" town to live in. •She is now beginning 'a six month stay with the Richard Mather .family of Humboldt. Roberta, who came through the "Youth for Understanding" program, is originally from Olinda, a coastal town in Brazil. She plans to be a computer engineer, and exchanged because "I want to have more experience in my life." Roberta also feels, "The English will help me." Roberta, who had been corresponding with the Mathers for three months prior to her arrival, pointed out the difference in classroom English to every day talk. She has had six years of English and is presently enrolled in communications concepts, a Parent-teacher conferences slated Friday, March 1 Mid-term Parent-Teacher conferences will be held March 1. stated Del Cram, principal. Parents can meet with instructors in the high school cafeteria from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cram thought this time would be convenient for parents who work during the day, but urges myone who can not come during this time to call him for an appointment. Because mid-term letters go out this week and grades go down in grade books, conferences are held for those parents and teachers who need to discuss their child's problems or lack of progress. Remember the goldfish swallowing craze? A watches Dana Meyer add a new twist to the class.—Review Photo. fascinated Kevin Johnson old game during biology sophomore level English class, instructed by Gerry Christanson. She is also taking home economics, physical education, choir, office simulation and typing. She feels "languages are very important for our life." The differences in everyday life, she noted, were in social and educational aspects. School in Brazil, from the elementary level is not required by law and the "new morality" has not reached the dating, customs of her home. Del Cram, principal, added, the exchange program is a "real tremendous experience for students. Even the adults around them benefit." He also pointed out the difficulty a student may have in adjusting to the differnet social customs of a new home. This can be most beneficial, Cram pointed out. He said "Anytime that teachers and parents can get together and visit, we would be interested." And at this time of the year when students are approaching next year's registration, parents can get an idea of what is offered and required for graduation. Scholarship possibilities can also be discussed at this time, he concluded. Vocal music to present concert The High School Vocal Music Department will present one of its three annual concerts in the High School Cafetorium at 7:30 p.m. on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 26. The sophomore mixed chorus will open the program with a varied group of choral selections consisting of two contemporary secular pieces, a novelty spiritual, a sacred selection, and a folk-anthem for womens' voices. The Concert Choir will fill the middle spot on the program with a group of choral works ranging from popular show tunes and popular songs to contemporary settings of standard sacred lexis. They will also perform songs of brotherhood and American Folk Trilogy. Senior plan for commencement A Commencement meeting (if interested seniors was held, according to senior class president, Mike Patton. This meeting's objective was to organize committees and to elect chairmen for each. Mike Patton urges all seniors who are interested in helping out on any of these committees to sign the appropriate sheet in the office. Around the School ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^HHHMHMI ••^^•••••••^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Homtmaking II dff Intd HeiftMMklnjr It to i gmnl hd»§ M«w«fai ww* ff tfti ffiBjof weal of tooth. httviil«|.. e ethlftt, -tottToiMMflt, find MMIM, »wtwi Mitt Sfflttfi, ffli ec [ftiifuctdh ., • ;'..i-,,.. , ta ., The «Mi will eovei* nine wetki of clothlrtg in-wman tkr iuhiiilik xr« fluffed to domplat* it toiit oft» P«M™» eight, week! of nurfi«n development, and ofl« w»K an deflllnt with howe aconoiiilci. •.• are fio prefeqtilllteft Hdwevw, welt ItodmU nftve h«d Homeffittklnjf t In junior hlfh, inld Mitr Smith, •Thlo elms n rtio«tly for sophomore boy* and gfcli, but Upper clftMfti&fi are welcome, Announce English uiilti Creative writing 1 ! career education, and simulation cope are the units In English that will soon be studied, laid Gerald Chrfstensen, .instructor. Sophomores In the seventh period study hall will be chosen to be on the youth panel, said Christensen. They will decide what other units will be studied during this semester, ' Both sophomore classes are planning to publish a Cattale, said Gerald Christensen. The contents of the book will be mostly creative writing. The classes plan on having around 40 pages to finish the book, remarked Christensen. D.E.C.A. keeps busy DECA students are in for a busy spring, according to Richard Furst, instructor. '••'.• The most important activity will be the State Leadership Conference, to be held March 11 and 12 in DeS Moines, Furst said. This conference will give DECAv students a chance to compete in the business area of their choice. An Area Three Conference was held in Fort Dodge Jan. 30 to prepare the students for the upcoming March conference. Also planned is an Employer-Employee Banquet to be held sometime in May, Furst said. These activities are a part of DECA's purpose "to prepare students for the world of work," stated Furst. The course emphasizes the study of jobs and the application of the learned material in actual job situations. , Shorthand objective stated Office-style dictation is the objective of shorthand II, stated Mrs. Carol Jensen, instructor. Mailability of letters is stressed in tho class which means that a letter must be free of errors to be accepted, she added. • The class of 10 girls transcribes letters each day at the same speed, although the quality of their work is different, remarked Mrs. Jensen. A sum of money is marked on each letter according to its correctness. If it is perfect, the letter receives $4.00, Mrs. Jensen stated. Each girl is then graded on the total amount of money she made that week. Mrs. Jensen added that this helps to create an office atmosphere. Food classes attempt cooking Foods classes, under the instruction of Carol-Smith, are, now;,beginning cooking. "After four weeks" of preparation^" the class will start cooking on Wednesday. Becauseolsizea, the class will be split into two groups, half cooking on Wednesday, and the rest on Friday. The first lab will be cooking with milk products. On Thursday, because of shortened classes, the class will have a cheese tasting lab. Rhetoric studies precis "The precis is being studied in Rhetoric class," stated Harv LaBounty, instructor. A precis is a summary of a long speech or reading. It is usually a paragraph containing one-fourth to one-third as many words as the original article. The precis is valuable to everyone involved in receiving communication. After learning how to write the precis we will be better equipped to report to others the essential ideas of what we read or see stated," said LaBounty. Mass Media constructs slides The process of making slides without a camera has been experimented with by the mass media classes, stated instructor, Mrs. Jeanne Raine. The only materials used were clear contact paper, pictures cut from magazines, and warm water. The slides were framed with cardboard. Each student made two slides for a projector and one 8Vz x 11 slide for the over-head projector. Both types represented aspects of color and texture, Mrs. Raine commented. Presently, independent projects are being worked on by the students. Among them are Animation, Story Board, Still Pictures, Radio-News Cast, and Documentary Motion Pictures, according to Mrs. Raine. Learn good salesmanship The qualifications of a good salesman were studied last week in salesmanship class. Furst's class looked into the attributes and needed qualities of a successful salesman. They also studied the many different types of customers and their reactions, stated Furst. The students will finish using their text within two weeks, and begin their sale demonstrations. These will include choosing their own product and selling it to the class, concluded Furst. Boys physical education bowls Bowling will soon begin in boys' P.E. classes, instructor Leo McElrath said. Two out of three days a week, students will travel to Humboldt's Star Lanes. The remaining students will be playing handball, pingpong and using the trampoline. The unit will last for three weeks. Students will be able to purchase pop and candy when they are not bowling. The score of each game (which costs 40c) will be recorded, and averages will be announced at the end of the unit, added McElrath. Biology dissects worms Earthworms, members of the phylum annelida, are being dissected in John Wickett's biology class. The earthworm is a simple animal to study and easy to learn how to dissect, states Wickett, instructor. Students work in pairs to assist each other in learning about the interior and exterior of the earthworm. Biology books and other reference books are used to fill out instruction sheets. After completion of the dissection a quiz is taken. Next the students will study and dissect t'hn grasshopper. -

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