Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 6, 1968 · Page 31
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 31

Tucson, Arizona
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Wednesday, March 6, 1968
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SKIRTING THE ISSUES Females ^Hemmed In' By SUSIE LOWELL CDO Editor Miniskirts are fun, but -"Your knees get cold," complains one girl. "You have no dignity," says another. "And let's face it -- most people have ugly knees," says a third. In short, miniskirt-wearing can be -- well, wearing. For instance, there are some downright appalling aspects to the problem of chilly legs. A g o v e r n m e n t scientist has recently been quoted as saying that continued exposure of the unprotected leg to cold will cause a fat buildup from ankle to'knee which will be virtually impossible to remove by exercising. How can you exercise pudgy kneecaps? Isometrics? Yoga? Another obliging scientist has calculated that under midwinter conditions in Minnesota it would take only 15 minutes for an unprotected human knee joint to freeze solid. In the face of these horrifying possibilities, most girls point out that with the current fashion for wearing tights, their legs rarely get cold enough to cause alarm. Especially in Arizona. However, tights have one disadvantage. They tend to go baggy around the ankles. And this complicates the problem of the Creeping Skirt. People who have not tried to sit gracefully in-a short skirt cannot understand the problem of the Creeping Skirt. 'But matters are twice as bad when a girl has to wrestle with ati upward-migrating skirt and downward-migrating tights at the same time. "But things like that keep your life interesting," says Canyon del Oro Senior Judi Confer philosophically. Most girls agree that the most crucial thing about miniskirts is having the figure to wear them. "Anyone over 25, or 130 pounds, really shouldn't," says one girl firmly. This is because a miniskirt can cause you to look like either Twiggy, Peggy Fleming, Henry Vm, or a barrel on legs. Depending on your age and build, of course. Another disadvantage of short skirts is that they aren't really very interesting, as far as clothes go. What can even Mary Quant do with only half a yard of cloth? "All clothes are," says CDO senior Carol Barnes, "is two pieces of material slapped together with a zipper. No style!" And a number of teen-agers are tired of taking up their hems. "All I've done for months is shorten skirts," gripes one reluctant seamstress. CDO junior Louise Parks has another solution to the problem, though -- "I just grow." But all this is just skirting the real issue, which is: Are girls going to stop wearing min- iskirts? The answer to that is, "Of course not -- until they go out of style." (And when nose- rings come into style, everybody will wear them, too.) That's the long and short of it. Cascarohes For Eggheads By BETSY LO Pueblo Editor "Eat eggs, help get rid of eggheads!" Thus expressed a junior at Pueblo of the situation on campus now and for the next couple of months "Eat eggs, eat eggs" is ths desperate cry of Wally as he tries to collect the goal of 1800 egg shells. Along with the other PHS students, Wally will be searching high and low for eggshells to be used for the annual Fiesta de Los' Guerreros on May 3. Miriam Sorey, a PHS Math teacher, is in charge of the project which has been carried out by her homerooms in the past. Because of the deletion of homerooms this year, this is no longer possible. However, Mrs. Sorey plans to have some of her Math students ?£ *i( · Hi-Y's Paint Up The Hi-Y's painted up the Lighthouse YMCA last week and with much success. Twenty-nine clubs redressed the "old With paintbrush in one hand and weed killer in the other as they talked about the "new Y" being built. On the high pive, Sara Summers and Norma Higuera sky dive from left to right while Dorpthy Casiraghi, Jill Jewett, and Joy Burkham cover the bottom. (Citizen Photo ; by Dan Tortorell) and other volunteers make the cascarones for the 1968 Festival of the Warriors, which is being sponsored by the Leadership Committee. The problem now is to i\ t enough egg shells to make these cascarones. The end portion ol the cascarones is simply an empty eggshell. The shell is used to prevent the confetti which fills the cone from falling out. The cascarones are decorated according to the wild imagina tion of the individual students, Eggshells are ideal for this purpose because they are durable enough to last until the casca rones are broken over some one's head, usually the eggheads. If each student would bring one eggshell intact, the problem would be solved. Mrs. Sorey suggests that only the very end portion of the shell be broken. The egg may then be removed leaving the other two-thirds of the shell. The best way to get both the yolk and the whites of the egg out with little damage to the shell is to break a very small hole with a sharp point like the point of a knife. Break a hole on both ends of the egg. Next, hold the egg over a bowl and blow through one end. The yolk and the whites will come out on the other end. Of course, the eggshells must be rinsed out with clear water and put into an egg carton to be saved until a dozen have been collected. Then it must be delivered to Mrs. Sorey with care. That means do not drop or bump into anything on the way to school, because if you do, all that trouble going into getting them would be wasted. "We desperately need 1,800 egg shells," Mrs. Sorey pleaded to the Warriors. "So start saving your egg shells. Bring them in a carton, a dozen at a time." This project is especially important because cascarones are one of the best annual moneymaking projects of the entire Fiesta. Many eggheads would )uy them just to hit other eggheads. 'All it takes," Mrs. Sorey explained, "is time, effort, co-operation, and eggshells, eggshells, eggshells." City Youths Place In Art Exhibit Tucson Schools had 14 winners in the Arizona Scholastic Art Exhibit in Phoenix, which will continue through March 9. Blue ribbon finalists included Mary Schneider, an eighth grader at Sacred Heart School (opaque water color); Dee Ann Chamness, a senior at Sunnyside High School (polymer); Joan Kaslikowski, a senior at Salpointe High School (Mixed media); Jim Mapes, an eighth grader at Fickett Jr. High School (mixed media); Anna Englert, a seventh grader at Fickett Jr. High School (printmaking); and Emily Velde, a junior at Salpointe High School (printmaking). Receiving gold achievement keys in sculpture were Deane Courtney, Kathy Thompson and Robert M. Gowett -- all from Sunnyside High School. Certificates were awarded to Suzanne Gatterer, Robert Gowett, Susan St. Germaine and Kathy Thompson for their work in pottery. They are all students at Sunnyside. Mry Ann Ruelas of Salpointe High School received a certificate in the crafts division. The general exhibit had 1,554 works by students in grades 7 to 12 from more than 100 schools all over Arizona. Sponsored for the past 26 years by the Valley National Bank, the statewide show opens the way to national awards of cash and special honors and tuition scholarships to the country's top art schools. Bugaloo Down Fifth Worming its way through the streets of downtown Tucson, the Salpointe Junior Tri-Hi-Y's "leguminous" Spanish caterpiller made its debut in the Rodeo parade, capturing first place in the "most comical entry" division. Escorting the green mon- strosity are sheriffs Cathy Malisewski (rt.) and Bridget Robinson. Other bug handlers include (I. to rt.) Cathy Ancell, exterminator; Lois Hauptman and Cris Perez, Salpointe advertizers. (Citizen Photo by Bill Hopkins) Human Caterpillar Caught First Salpointe's newly initiated Junior Tri-Hi-Y captured first place last Thursday in Tucson's, annual Rodeo with a unique entry. A human caterpillar, cleverly designed, arrested the hearts of the judges and placed first above Palo Verde's Lettermen with a most comical entry. Lassoed by two "moustached sherfiffs" the 45 foot pink, blue, and black spotted caterpillar, with 30 pairs of shapely legs ca- Latin Theatre Hopping MARK CESNIK Salpointe Reporter It may have been the Greeks who originated the theatre, but the Romans perfected it. If you doubt it, just ask any one of the privileged few who have seen the Latin Club's contribution to Salpointe's fine arts. In the first (and probably last) theatrical endeavor of that club, some of its members aired their talents in a memorable single hare - raising performance ':of that classic tale of .conscience and the eternal struggle against temptation -- Peter Rabbit, .and all in Latin! : '._ . ·" " ? V ; Pat Ferry portrayed the title role with all the feeling and emotion that could be aisked, and the gravity of the play's message came through magnificently. As Farmer McGregger, Tim Connely came across as the cruel and heartless bourgeois land - owner with unusual subtlety. The strong anti-capitalistic message, showing the oppression of the lower classes (e.g., Peter) by the system was presented with such subtlety that there may even have been a few in the audience that didn't catch it. Others involved also contributed strongly to the overall effectiveness of the effort. The Mother, portrayed by Connie Marking, was sensitive and artistic. Appearing in cameo roles as the other little rabbits jyere Colin Campbell and Patricia Esch. Narration, was done by Mark Cesnik. vorted through the streets of downtown Tucson. To the delight of tiny tots as well as the adults, this gigantic, but friendly bug danced to the beat of Salpointe's High School Marching Band. It was quite amusing to see 30 pairs of legs -- clad in black tights and white tennis shoes which protruded from the bright green body of the "bug" -- doing 30 different steps in time to the music. Pest controllers were called upon to protect the crowd by exterminating the caterpillar but the lively "bug" could not be "done-in." Sandwich boards, carried by Tri-Hi-Y members made it clear that "Salpointe's Spirit could not be killed". After the parade, 36 tired, but happy girls made their way through the crowds and headed home to soak their sore feet and rest their weary bodies. Salpointe's junior AF ROTC also captured a first place in the parade for the best Junior drill team. UM Qlmiztn WEDNESDAY, MARVH 6, 1968 PAGE 32 Foreign Exchange Student Returns To Tucson, Catalina By CAROL CONTES Cataliaa Reporter Not many Tucsonians will ever meet ,an ; ambassador -- or a prime minister. But a Catalina High School senior met both a United States ambassador and the Prime Minister of New Zealand high- lighting a tour of the country and the capital city, Wellington. Barbara Burstein, a foreign exchange student to New Zealand, travelled to the South Island on this tour with other American Field Service students after her stay at the island nation. 'Bird In The Hand...' Holding a souvenir Kiwi bird from New Zealand, American Field Service student Barbara Burstein spent a year in the island country. She returned as a senior at Catalina High School, (Citizen Photo by Dan Tortorell) She lived in Takapuna with the Walker family and her AFS sister Christine, 16. Both of them attended a public coeducational school in the suburb of Auckland, the largest city. Although Barbara feels there is more variety in the subjects offered in Tucson, there was a great variety in the New Zealand school's schedule. Every week students have a new schedule so they do not attend exactly the same classes every day. At school, she found that the students specialize in a field much.earlier than they do here. Also, the 100 students of the school assembled each morning to hear the daily announcements and say prayers before classes began. Barbara took English, biology, geography, history, and German. But; · .these classes seemed more difficult than those in Tucson because there was more memorizing and all tests were essay-type. One of the major differences in the school systems is that there is very little social life in the schools in New Zealand. "Socially, the schools here are more part of the community," says Barbara. Both Barbara and her sister were "lower sixth form" which is equivalent to a senior in high school. In her spare time, Barbara enjoyed going to her home on Bayswater which was on the ocean. After a year of swimming, surfing, and water skiing at her home in New Zealand, Barbara has returned to be a senior at Catalina High School. ' "I'm glad to be back. I really did miss Tucson.". Amphi Places In All-State The All-State trials have been held and the results are now in at Amphi. For All-State Mixed Chorus the following students of Amphi made it: Shirley Cable, Donna Pritchett, Dorisanne Skidmore, Steve Browning, and Chuck Hoadley. The members for.the chorus are-chosen by getting on or above a specified number of points obtained by passing rigorous vocal tests in rhythm, tonal memory, sight-reading, and performing an already prepared solo. This year All-State will be held at Tempe in Gammage Auditorium. · The students participating will leave on a Thurdsay, then spend Friday and Saturday practicing. and learning under one of the best choral directors in the state. During this time, · they will also be attending various cultural events on campus. The All- State Chorus will perform on Saturday the second week in March. It is a very high honor to be chosen one of the 200 best singers in the state. Try-outs for All-State Band were also held and those results of Amphi members are in. Making Arizona All-State Band from Amphi were Steve Secan, oboe; Susan Wilson, bass clarinet; and Ken LaFave, percussion. Making All-State Orchestra is Nola Caffey, cellist. Amphi also had several people who just missed making All-State by a few points. The District Ensemble and Solo Festival was held on February 10. Two students from Amphi, Rena Cook and Donna Pritchett got superior ratings and are therefore eligible to compete in state competition. This was held in Tempe on Feb- w o n there medals were awarded.

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