The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 1, 1971 · Page 76
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 76

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Friday, October 1, 1971
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Icarus Board Chosen By ED STUCKY Hutchinson Higli School Icarus, the Hutchinson High School student writing organization, has chosen its 1971 executive board. Names of board members are Fred Kaplan, Ed Stucky, seniors; Kim Smith, Mary Borra, juniors; Kathy Regier, Craig Alexander and Grace Morledge, sophomores. Harriet Helman, Icars sponsor, and several of the new board members will be featured on KTVH-TV's "Community window" program on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Tentative plans for this year's Icarus are to produce several mimeographed issues of the Icarus magazine, rather than the one bound issue which appeared last year, in the hope of raising badly needed funds. Hopefully, the first Icarus will be ready for sale bsfore Thanksgiving, with later issues appearing at regular intervals. Any HHS student wishing to contribute his or her writing or art work to Icarus may leave works in the Icarus box outside of Miss Helman's room, B-204. Four Freshmen Cheerleaders By PATTY BONTRAGER Nickerson High School NICKERSON - Sixteen freshman girls showed their enthusiasm last week by performing their skill in front of the Pep Club. Participating were: Dee Ann Buck, Sandy Gould, Susan Unruh, Linda Nunemaker, Kris Martinie, Brenda Zwick, Jo Bontrager, Kim Vannoy, Denise Berridge, Nancy Redman, Cindy Wesley, Lucy Southworth, Lu Ann Atkinson, and Jonnie Chambers. Although all the girls displayed a fine performance only four could have the honor as freshman cheerleader. Elected were Jill Schwartz, Jo Bontrager, Linda Nunemaker and Denise Berridge. NEWLY ELECTED class officers at Newton High School are, from left, back row: Dan Button, Marv Gatz, Rick Glover, Clif (Pholo by LeRoy DuOois) Overholt, Mike Cervantes, Monty Walker, Brad Koehn; front row: Mary Stucky, Lori McQuade, Lee Hanna and Kathy Dingwall. Newton Elects New Officers, Cheerleaders By SARA PENNER Newton High School NEWTON - As school progresses at Newton High School, one of the activities the whole school is involved in is elections. Five B-team cheerleaders were elected in September. Thy are Meri Schrag, Donna Unruh, Peggy Brainard, Marcia Green and Anne Wells. Class officers were elected Sept. 16. Representing the senior class are Monty Walker, president; Brad Koehn, vice president; and Kathy Dingwall secretary - treasurer. For their president, the juniors elected Clif Overholt. Vice president is Mike Cervantes and secretary • treasurer is Lee Hanna. New sophomore officers are Marv Gatz, president; Dan Button, vice president; Mary Stucky, secretary - treasurer; and Lori McQuade and Rick GloV' er, student council representatives. School spirit is another im portant factor at Newton High. Many girls are members of the Pep Club. This year the .guys at Newton High will have a chance to dis play their school spirit, also The new spirit club, The R a i Gang, is to promote spirit and sportsmanship among student and to support all of the varsity sports. President of the club i I Doug Schmidt. About That Liberal Band By DON PESEK f Liberal High School LIBERAL — It was over a year ago that a trans'tion took >lace at Liberal High School: a new band director appeared n the fold, and what followed s something like a fairy tale. From the beginning it Was evident that the Redskin Band was headed for greatness. A man by the name of Vernon Blehm brought his ideas to Libra! as the new Director of Bands,, and with the blink of an eye the band started piling up awards and an undying reputation under his leadership. "That" Liberal Band earned a Superior rating at the renowned Wichita State University Marching Contest. Of the 42 bands competing, only six earned Superior ratings, and Liberal's Pride of the Southwest" was the only 4A representative to win such. "That" Liberal Band won their second straight Superior rating at a similar contest in Garden City. From April 29-May 2, the band attended the giant Cherry Blossom Festival extravaganza in Canon City, Colorado. Against tha stiffest competition to be found, the Pride of tha Southwest earned a 2 plus rating (just off Superior caliber) in their field show, and then capped the brilliant performance with their perennial I (Superior) rating in parade marching. Later in the year Blehm's band brought back home an- other I rating for concert numbers and sight reading from Elk City, Oklahoma, and earned a II rating in our own Liberal contest. To field only a band, in itself at Liberal High was not enough for Vernon Blehm; within the band itself Blehm molded together a stage band, concert band, and drill team to perform at home basketball games that was known as the "Kansas Kuties". Blehm also perfected a Band Council, representatives elected from the band itself to improve and conduct the band in proper fashion. The stage band performed at tome basketball games & n d held public concerts, of course meriting standing ovations from the proud public. The concert band also staged another highly acclaimed public performance. This year "That" Liberal band has grown in size and reputation. Acclaimed statewide for its famed marching exhibitions, the Pride of the Southwest has grown to 80 members, and plans to attend all football games (except Great Bend), traveling even as far away as 400 miles, Muskogec, Oklahoma, in addition to bringing home their armload of now-traditional Superior ratings. There you have it, the success story of one of the finest bands of the midwest, "That" Liberal Band, the Pride of the Southwest. The story began with the legendary appearance of a new Band Director, and with Vernon Blehm still at tha helm, the last chapters are yet to be written. Black Recruits Double At U.S. Naval Academy •/ By JOHN WOODFIELD Associated Press Writer ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The number of black recruits at the U.S. Naval Academy has doubled in the past year. The reason is Lt. Kenneth H. Johnson, a Negro officer brought in by the academy to actively seek minority candidates. The 30-year-old son of a Hallandale, Fla., hotel cook, Johnson took over his new duties barely a year ago after s i x years of sea duty, and he attributes his success primarily to "spreading the word." He admits that it wasn't easy to change the image with his people of an academy that f o-r many years was considered almost an exclusive institution for those members of society who also had political connections. ONE WILL REIGN — Halstead High School's 1971 football homecoming queen will be crowned tonight before the Mouudridge - Halstead game. Vying for the title are, from left, Nikki Bland, Joanna Farmer and Rita Unruh. The academy didn't graduate its first Negro midshipman until 1949. 1,326 Freshmen The big thing is that I awfu' lot fall and in the winter to some of the places that I though would be fertile ground for re cruiting. "And I let the people kno'v that the opportunities were available," he said. Candidates to the academj can be nominated by any one o 10 methods, but the final selec tion is up to the academy itsell The admitting board had t pick this year's 1,326-ma freshman class from 7,400 ap plicants. But among them were 4 blacks compared with 21 admii ted last year. Johnson said there was n special consideration give black applicants. Academy admission Is base on academic standing, extra curricular activiitea, athletic and letters of recommendatio rom counselors and high chool principals. A candidate thus may be eak in one area but if he is trong in others, his over-all anking—known as the 'whole lan's concept—will be high. The admissions committee onsiders candidates solely in le order they are ranked, and ;rades, for example, are given 10 more weight than the other :ategories. Peer-Group Pressure "We just hadn't, gotten t.h e word out to the black commun- nity—that was the problem," le said. Johnson says another major )roblem he meets as he recruits around the country is >eer-group pressure. 'I'm not talking about black >eer groups being anti-military :t's not that. But many of them ook upon the military as al white, so it's an anti-white sen iment rather than an anti-mili tary sentiment." But like any other salesman Johnson is a firm believer ir what he has to sell, even hough he himself entered the avy through officer candidate ;chool at Newport, R.I., rather 3 rep School at Bainbridge, oin either the Naval Academy VId., or "Operation Boost" at "an Diego, Calif. 'Best Product' The prep school course is a year in length with admission o the academy guaranteed for those who successfully com- Dlete it. .Operation Boost was estab- ished specifically for minority groups and offers disadvantaged youngsters a chance. Page 3A The Hutchinson News Friday, October 1, 1971 $198 OVER 700 at Or 75c with a Trade Whal Kansas Builds-Builds Kansas. Buy Goodyear. The Only Ttfe Built PARROTT 29 WEST SHERMAN ST HODNEIT TELEPHONE MO 3 3381

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