The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on March 23, 1974 · Page 8
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Humboldt, Iowa
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Saturday, March 23, 1974
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t Jfttarday,AtAHthJ3 f 1974, the Proil«fenng|.AIumn> Scholarthip namod ^ _^_^ _ , ._.,._^_^. , ; m,mti ,,.„..— l j, fc -i^.^ to fr-, t ^^toh^^^^Mia^^M^^aa^M^M^^^I^^M^M^^^^^^^^^ff^ir*^^*^ Kurt Stoebe awarded four year seho Kurt Stoebe, HHS senior, receives a congratulating handshake from Meredith Case, drama instructor, after winning a four-year scholarship of $2,200 from University of South Dakota for dramatic acting.-Review Photo. By ftandy Loomls A four-year presidential Alumni scholarship was awarded to Kurt Stoebe, senior: son of Mr. and MfSi. Harlyn Stoebe, Humboldt, Richitrd L. Bowen, President of the University of South Dakota, announced Monday, March 18. The scholarship was awarded after Stoebe won a contest involving original, creative effort. Stoebe competed with students nationally. His winning entfy was a one-act play written for reader's theater, "The Trial of Captain Vere." The scholarship will pay full regular tuition and fees for Stoehe for four years. It carries a minimum cash value of $2,200. Stoebe brought the unopened certified letter to Meredith Case, his journalism, drama, and speech instructor and advisor in the project, and asked Case to open the letter. Stoebe said, "Here it is, this is what I've been waiting for. I want to share it with you." There was a shout of joy from both Case and Stoebe when they read" the teller, -\ Stoebe silted, "I am very thrllled> to.'any the least, about the scholarship. It is exciting not', only for the monetary awlard, but for the honor it Carries. Case has been invaluable to me with help in Waking Ihe script more readable and aiding plot development and characterization'. I brought tne rough, rough script to him on Christmas Eve, and W.e .worked that night until the wee hours of the morning,,trying to meet the deadline. He again sacrificed time with his family to give me helpion, of all days, Christmas. If I could attribute my success to any one factor I would have to £ay it was the help of Meredith Case. At times I became.yery skeptical, but I can still hear him saying, and he said it frqm November to March, 'Don't worry, Kurt, we have it.' I want to thank my fellow students who sacrificed their time to be in "The Trial of Captain Vere" in district and state speech contest They are a fine bunch Of people who deserve more recognition oU. of South than they- Last, I (hank my partftL ....„ allowed m& 16 spedd wisst »? my time on the pia#, fhelf patience during Christmas vacation when I wfott Ihe play was an invaluable sftl." Kurt's parents commefiteil that teachers in the Htimbttltft school system have molded Kurt's personality 1 and giv^n direction that many .yourig people would be fortunate to experience. They also said, "We would like to express high praise and our feelings of sincere gratitude for the guidance, efforts, teaching, patience, and counseling above and beyond the call of duty given to Kurt by Meredith Case in drama and speech work. This was a great contributing factor, and probably the determining one, in Kurt's Success in obtaining' "The Trial of Captain Vere" was written as a sequel to Herman Melville's "Billy Budd." It deals with the question, of whether the purpose of law is order or justice. The play ' is based upon the supposition that Review Another Cose creation Humboldt High School's drama department once again demonstrated its skill with a "Night of One Acts" March 13 The production consisted of five parts: a scene from "Tea and Sympathy" by Robert Anderson, a selection from Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour," "All Hands Stained on Bloody Sabbath" an original oratory by Kurt Stoebe, the one act play, "Hello Out There" by William Saroyan, and "The Trial of Captain Vere" by Kurt Stoebe. "Tea and Sympathy" starred Colleen Northrop and Kurt Stoebe. Both actors exhibited fine style and upheld the tense atmosphere of the selection. The mood involved the audience from beginning through the well-executed climax of a marital squabble. The play "Tea and Sympathy" is the story of a forlorn boy at boarding school who is hazed by some of his classmates because he has played girls' parts in amateur theatricals and because he is very sensitive. The kidding turns to rumor, and finally to persecution. It is the master's wife, beautiful, kind, and understanding, who offers the only sympathy. The play ran on Broadway for two years. Joyce Fortner and Marlene Nissen performed well in "The Children's Hour," a scene from the lives of two close friends. Although this selection was rather stiff in the first moments, quality and drama rapidly increased as it , iit - progressed. A short, sharp, and highly emotional^ ending ?" capped it. "' "' " ' • The Children's Hour tells the story of two women who run a school for girls. A malicious youngster starts an entirely unfounded scandal about them which precipitates tragedy for the women. Later it is discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but by that time irreparable damage has been done. Kurt Stoebe, excellent in all three selections, was at his best in "All Hands Stained on Bloody Sabbath." Delivery and expressions left nothing to be desired in this unique symbolic work. Through a skilled oratory, vivid images were conjured, leading the audience to the excellent and unexpected ending. Us true value could be fully assessed only after the conclusion of this complex Watergate commentary. "Hello Out There" featured Colleen Northrop and Lance Olson in his final performance. Supporting actors were Greg Obermann, Melody Olson, John Riches, and Steve Reedy. Both Colleen and Lance gave good characterizations of, respectively, a poor maid and a gambler down on his luck. The atmosphere of the selection, created by the two actors, was upheld by Melody, Greg, John and Steve, who adapted well to the hick partSr-Though humorous at times, the real quality lay in more somber scenes near the finale. "The Trial of Captain Vere" is an original one act play written by Kurt Stoebe as an extension of Herman Melville's "Billy Budd." Featured were Kurt Stoebe in the title roll-, Lance Olson, John Grebner, Jon Bogaard, and Doug Sandven with Richard Johnson, Steve Reedy, Don Tripp, Neal Rogness, John Riches, Joyce Fortner, Dave Pressler, Greg Obermann, Greg Lee, Griff Hamilton. Greg McCubbin, and Tom Warner. This was a strong effort by the entire cast. The natural mood of a trial held the audiences' interest and allowed it to reach its own verdict. We look forward to more productions of this caliber.—Loomis. Wildcat Review HvmboUt Senior High School Editon-ln-Chief. Dean Crist and Gene Crist Managing Editors . Mary Hadar, John Riches, Deb Duffy News Editor Kurt Stoebe.Jack Dreyer Advisor Meredith Case Photographer Randy Rezabek "Bully" finds home in Girls Physical Education Field hockey is the unit being taught in girls' physical education classes by Miss Karen Fagerhaug, student teacher. Miss Fagerhaug is trying to familiarize the students with the sport since this game is not very popular in Humboldt. The unfavorable weather has caused negative reaction; by the students to the new sport, because it must be played inside. "Field hockey just doesn't seen the same inside", stated Miss Fagerhaug, "it is much harder to teach and to play in the gym." Miss Fagerhaug has been teaching preliminary skills needed before beginning game play. Hitting, stopping and holding the hockey stick properly were demonstrated by "Coach" Fagerhaug. One skill learned was how to "bully" a method of starting the game. All classes practiced-this method and ended up with a simple tournament to determine a "top Bully" in each class. They are, first period, Jane Trenary; second, Melody Olson; third, Kelly Spence; fourth, Angle Patterson; fifth, Dana Nelson; and sixth, Sonya Peterson. Miss Fagerhaug has managed to overcome the screaming, yelling and overall uneasiness From the Principal's Desk Dr. E. P. Hansen, a Humboldt optometrist, introduces Greg Obermann, HHS senior, to the world of clear sight, during the on-the-job observation project.—Review Photo. Investment world under study The investment world is the unit being studied by the economics classes, announced instructor Cal Muller. "The students have become acquainted with different types of business organizations, -stocks, bonds and the mechanics of the New York Stock Exchange," added Muller. in gelling things on the road to tournament play. Each class has four teams. There will be Iwo games going on at one time. Students participate in O.E. convention Ellen Sehultz, HHS senior, observes Mrs. Jay Hospers, co-owner of the Design Center in Humboldt, during on-the-job training observirtion. -Review The state leadership conference was held at Hotel Fort Des Moines, in Des Moines, for Iowa's Office Education Association. Humboldt's office education class participated in this annual conference Feb. 28 and March 1, stated Miss Darlene Hotz, instructor. Wednesday afternoon Connie L'enz, state secretary of the office education association, and Miss Hotz left for Des Moines to attend the officer's meeting. The officers were to prepare for the coming convention and become acquainted with one another. They also were in charge Thursday of registering the 700 girls from schools all around the state, remarked Miss Hotz. Early Thursday morning, Humboldt's remaining office education girls left for Des Moines and picked up Fort Dodge and Webster City girls along the way, said Miss Hotz. Upon arriving, the girls registered and checked into their hotel rooms. Announcements and discussion of the office education constitution were conducted at the business meeting following registration. The remainder of the day, the girls competed in contests at Des Moines Area College in Ankeny. Humboldt girls competed in the following contests: 1'am Collins, job applications; Julie Olson, accounting and related I and II; Elaine Kamaeker, stenographic I and II; Cheryl Bothne, general clerical I and II; Claudia Olson, office duplicating master preparation; Cindy Len/, typing and related I and II; and Paula Meyers, file clerk. Those receiving first, second, and third places will go on to compete at the national conference. The day was ended with a buffet banquet and style show for those participating, stated Miss Hotz. The awards assembly was hold Friday for the previous day's contests. Elaine Karnae ker was the only Humboldt participant receiving honors. She received honorable men tion in her area of competition. If and when the number of practicing physicians irr our community reaches the point that we can ask for a thorough hearing-check of all high school students, I'm putting in a request. Perhaps then, we would learn why so much of what goes out by way of the "Daily Announcements" goes unheard. Communication, at best, is difficult and very frustrating to me as we try to keep our faculty and sludunts informed of matters that concern the school community. The-daily announi'ments, which go throughout ihc high school building each day at 12:49, ought in be our most effective means. Fiut, the system breaks i|,,\ui right there. Why'. 1 1 would like to know. 1 am ama/cd at the kinds of excuses 1 hear students give lor missing announcements that were directed specifically, to them. How can we turn them on? How does this to listen affect reluctance students? Each week students miss appointments, fail to claim lost and found articles, miss meetings, forget assignment deadlines, miss rehearsals, fail to adjust to temporary class schedules, miss appointments with college or trade school representatives, etc. because they 'didn't think there was anything important in the announcements'. So come on high school students, wake up and listen! The busy spring season is approaching and graduation is less than two months away. If we know what is going on and when, we just might end up the school year together. What was that? You would like for me to repeat that last announcement?—Del Cram the htftgmg: df Billy, "Avenger" is eltfoyfed and all officers and seahten perish, In the play, a 6,60ti word creative effort, Vete is refute ed to answer for ' the fta«gtog «f Silly, who is the symbol of good. Me is defended by Claggiirt> the fflasler-ataflfihs who typifies evil, and is prosecuted by senior officer*, KatcHff and Seymour. Witnesses for the defense include Billy Budd, Pontius Pilate, Lord Nelson, and king George 111. Prosecution witnesses include the Dansker, a friend of Billys' Jenkins, a troublesome sailor; and Mary, the mother of Jesus. This script earned the plaudits of the judges at district and state speech contest. Mais Media touri Register-Tribune The Des Moines Register and Tribune was toured by mass media classes of Mrs. Jeanne Raine Tuesday, March 12. It gave .the students- insight into the newspaper publishing business. History of the newspaper was given by the tour guide. The students met Frank Miller, the front page comic artist, along with some of the Register's reporters. "The field trip will aid the students in their upcoming newspaper unit," commented Mrs. Raine. New school policy proposedbysenate The new proposed constitution and the absentee policy filled the agenda March 19 in Student Senate. President Karen Mickey reported the dance marathon for Muscular Dystrophy was approved by the school board at its March 18 meeting. Student Senate members were asked to show their approval or disapproval on each of four proposals for the new constitution. They were as follows: 1. Student Senate would be made up of seven representatives from' each class plus the class officers; 2. Student Senate would consist of five representatives from each class plus class officers to formulate a more workable number; 3. Student Senate members would be elected in the spring; 4. Provide for a policy similar to that used in Ames High School, whereby a student could petition to become a member of Student Senate if he was not elected. The new proposed absentee policy was also discussed. Principal Delmar Cram explained the need for an absentee policy. He stated that some students are missing school too often and are using illegitimate excuses for these absences. He added that as the policy stands now the administration must decide whether these excuses are legitimate and whether to excuse the absences or not. The proposed policy would allow a student 10 days of absences each semester for any reason. Also, the student would spend two days in the quiet study hall for each day he missed. If a student missed more than 10 days, it would be brought before a committee of students and his teachers. They would decide whether the student should lose class credit or not. Cram added that if a student showed that he is making a good effort to make up his work, he would not lose credit. It was also brought up that a doctor's written excuse should not be counted as one of the 10 days' absences. AM). ** 6f Seuth • »550 p«f ?***. th» . th» «nalo«d fora to. Ap of South Dakota . South Dakota 57069 H» Congratulations «• «t««nd to feu for ttw . *6hU*MMMt you h»»« tlrttdy attain*!. 1 leak to turning you DM* fall. Singly, ftlshwd L. Bow»n Pr««id«nt rap Enclosure OfliM of IM Priildim 1 , .' , ..,. ., HIE UNIVERSITY OF SOUtHOAKOTA»Vl:RMII.LION.SOUlllOAkOIA«<'l'i" Around the School Trying to overcome their natural .aversion to anything ghoulish, Kevin Kuhlman and Mike lull stare in fascination at the baby pig they are expected to dibsect. Split down the middle boys.-Beview Photo. Imaginaries used in Algebra "Imaginaries are now being used by algebra II students," stated Carl Warrington, instructor. Warrington noted the t,. ee types of numbers being studied, imaginary' numbers, pure imaginary numbers, and complex numbers. Students are using imaginary numbers to solve algebraic equations and then trasnferring them to graph paper in the form of Vectors. Classes are now using imaginary numbers to find airplane headings in all types of wind conditions. Chemistry studies lonization Learning the process of ionization is the current objective of chemistry classes, stated Guy Carter, instructor. Chemistry students have advanced to packet 13 of the Pace chemistry program. This packet also involves the definition of molarity, which is the number of moles per liter of solution, added Carter. Following the completion of this packet, three special projects will be available. These projects involve a study of osmosis, minerals and their effect on plant growth, solutions, colloids, and suspensions, said Carter. Math studies housing Family housing is the unit now under study by the consumer math class," stated instructor, Jim Filips. The areas being studied are leases, mortgages, cost of electricity, figuring interest on loans, and other service costs. The next unit to be studied will be estimating income and planning expenditures. There will be a test over the unit when it is completed, stated Filips. Speech students criticize Constructive criticisms are being given in the speech classes of Meredith Case. These speeches are to improve' the ability of the speaker, and to tactfully and objectively find weaknesses in the speeches. The person being criticized must gracefully accept these criticisms and try to suggest ways to improve his speech. Both persons must learn to listen to what the other person is saying and constructively use it for the benefit of the speech being criticized. Study roaring twenties A two week Independent Study unit on the roaring 20's is underway in sophomore history classes, taught by Ed Bakker. Highlights of this project include self-research on filmstrips, worksheets, and reports. Dakker pointed out that even though it takes longer this way, it is a good change from the usual routine of class. Bob Pallet's history classes are also working on the same project. Four colleges to visit Four colleges will send their representatives to visit HHS this week. Tuesday, March 19, two colleges will visit with reprsenlatives William Punn's, Sue Bennell, at 10 and Mike Patrick, represenling Des Moines Area Community College, at 11. Wednesday, March 20, Columbia College of Missouri will have Iheir representative, Lester Dark, to visit with prospective students at 9. Iowa Wesleyan will wrap up Ihis weeks' visitors Thursday, March 21, at 9:30 when Ken Mitchell will arrive to visit. Dissection of fetal pigs started "The newest dissection project in biology is fetal pigB," reported John Wickelt, instructor. The objective of this dissection is to study th,e characteristics of a mammal This is instrumental in understanding the human system. The studenis will sludy Ihis unil anywhere from a week to 10 days. Wickell said thai the students will be responsible for terms and will use a Zoology College Guide to help in their study. They will study the mammal's digestion, nervous, and respitory systems as they dissect the fetal pig, concluded Wicketl. Girls master different sports Handball, ping-pong, jumping on the Irampoline and working on Ihe weighls are Ihe activities of the girls physical educalion clases on Ihe off bowling days, stated Bev Rubey, instructor. Classes go bowling two times a week with Ihe other day an "enjoyment day." Girls can choose their activity and work at improving themselves. Most girls interested in the up coming handball tournamenl polish their skill to get ready for other competilors, said Miss Rubey. Miss Rubey plans on setting the tournament soon after bowling, which will end this week.

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