Travel Far To Visit Their Son By SCOTT HIGHFILL St. John High School ST. JOHN — It was: an exciting day fof Sung Kun Kim recently, when his parents, : Mr. and Mrs. Tong-Whse Kim visited St. John High School. It was also a thrill for Mr. and Mrs. Kim, who sent their son here thres years ago, to see the school whsre hs is receiving his secondary education, and visit with his teachers. Mr. Kim has served as a Construction Attache in the Embassy of South Korea in Saiigon for five years. H« was recently appointed to the position of Chief, Department of Civil Engineering of the National Construction Research Institute, Ministry of Construction in Seoul, Korea. Upon receiving his new appointment, Mr., and Mrs. Kim quickly left South Vietnam to visit their four children living In the United States. A daughter who graduated from Fort Hays Kansas State College now lives in San Francisco. Two other daughters are attending the University of Kansas at Lawrence. The Kims are "happy to return to Seoul", where a married daughter lives, and they will see for the first time their two grandchildren. Sung Kun Kim came to school here because "the schools in Saigon were not suitable and security was poor for foreign students." Since his sister was attending school at Hays, anc she had visited in the home oi Mr. and Mrs. Robert English in St. John, arrangements were made for him to attend school here, and live with the English family. Sung Kun ("Sam") was pleased to have his father speak to his history class. Mr. Kim's recent experiences provided first hand information for students In American history. Sam invited Ms teachers and close friends to a dinner honoring his parents. His mother wore a lovely aqua Oriental print empire-waisted dress for the occasion. Sam and his parents expressed gratitude for Hutchinson News Friday, Oct. 8, 1971 Page 5 A MR. AND MRS. Cong-Whee Kim of Seou!, Korea, visit with their son, Sung Kun and Charles Rose, business (Phofo by .Russel Snrsias/ konay »»<<rson) teacher, in the Ida Long Goodman Library in St. John.- Sun Kun Kim is a senior at St. John High School. Senior Play Set Nov. 9 By TARA NICHOLSON Ashland High School ASHLAND-"You Can't Take It With You," a play about a nutty family, will be staged by Ashland High School seniors on Nov. 8. Sally McQuade, director for the senior play, announced the cast following auditions last week. Characters in the play aire individualistic and live life to its fullest, each one pursuing his own interest with no 'questions aisked. Jay Blue was picked to play Martin Vanderhof, Penelope's father and the head of the the education that he is receiving in St. John and to hds teachers who have often given him personal help. Sam sang a Korean song to entertain guests and expressed much "loyalty to St. John, his American home." Mr. Kim also said he hopes lis son will be able to retain much of his Korean culture and Tadition while attending school icre. Sam feels close to his St. John 'amily, Mr. and Mrs. English. The Englishes enjoyed having Sam live with them this year to fill the void left by-their youngest son, Joe, who enrolled at Fort Hays State College at Hays this fall. Sam has been a good student. His greatest difficulty was In English classes due to difficulty with our language. Sam also had problems understanding what his teachers expected at times but after three year's, he is a wsll-adjusted student. Sam's future plans are indefinite, but he and his parents say that he must further his education in the United States. His friends thinks he will attend, a Kansas school. Sam has endeared himself to the students and teachers of St John High. It has been a privilege to haye Sung Kun Kun "Sam" in our school, ami it was an exciting day for the studen body when his parents came to visit school. Kansans in. India 'Thou Made a Brother Of the Stranger.. .' HIS HOLINESS, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet talks with James Hamilton, a former Hutchlnson High School student By CAROLYN AUSLANDER Hutchinson High School Whan was the last tune you were stranded on an island of Aborigines.? For John Otterpohl, a Hutchinson High School international relations teacher, and Jim Hamilton, a former HHS student, this was merely one of many experiences they shared during their two years uvIndia. In India, Otterpohl had varl- • ous functions. He taught biter- national relations at the American institute hi New Delhi, and instructed students from 25-30 different nations. Among these were sons and daughters of diplomats from Yugoslavia, Romania, and throughout the world. Also, he had guest speakers such as ad astronaut, a Nobel Prize winner, and tea United States senators. Lecturing at'Indian universities was another of Otterpohl's functions. He did this under the employment of the United States information. Service. Last summer, he lectured students from 16 different colleges in the south- en part of India. During the winter, he toured throughout the country giving lectures. Otterpohl also served on the Educational Committee as the United States Commissioner of Education. In addition, he was advisor to the Ministry of Education in India, working Indian social studies teachers to improve the quality of education. Meanwhile, Jim Hamilton attended Delhi University. Hamilton, a 1967 graduate of HHS, who graduated ninth in his class, was one of the first presidents of the International Relations Club. He is now working for his degree at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Standard ourses At Delhi University, each course is standard!Neither are there extra-curricular activitiei within the 30 colleges of this university, except an occaslona] play performed by the students. While in India, Otterpohl and Hamilton found themselves on many guest lists of well-known diplomats. Much of their time was spent with ambassadors, JOHN OTTERPOHL, (right) Hutch High instructor, visits with the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to India, H. E. Anas Yassin. Mrs. Gandhi, the Delai Lama of Tibet, and other political figures. Both Hamilton and Otterpohl admit that ; they miss the excitement and crowds of living in a diplomatic community. In the midst of this glamour, they spent also time with the Indians. "The common Indian is a wonderfully loyal, helpful person," said Otterpohl. "Our servants were undescribably loyal." During the last two years, Otterphol and Hamilton traveled in 37 countries. In all of his travels, Otterpohl claims that he's never been In a linguistic bind. "I'm. glad that out of my two or three languages, one was English," he-stated. "It's truly an international language." Simplicity One of the higluights of the two's travels was their visit to a tribe of Aborigines on an island off the coast of Taiwan. They found that the people were still living in the stone age and had only discovered the use of fire.; However, the Aborigines seemed completely .content. "When you are among people like that, you discover their simplicity, and envy it," said Otterpohl. "They never abused nature." Otterpohl called a quote that summed up his feelings about the last two years he spent hi India. It was written by Rabin- dranath Tagore; a Nobel Prize winner In literature: "Thou has made me known to friends whom I knew not. Thou has given me seats in homes not my own. Thou has brought the distant near and made a brother of the stranger." . Juniors Sponsor Class Work Day By RITA WRIGHT Ashland High School ASHLAND. — Juniors at Ashland High School are planning a work day on Oct. 16 for residents of the area. Students will perform such jobs as washing cars, raking leaves, plowing for fanners, washing windows, babysitting, housecleaning, and other :jobs requested by residents. Payment for the jobs will be determined by the employer with regard to the amount and type of work done. Students having a regular job will be required to pay the average class wage. .Those residents desiring help from the junior class .should call the school by Oct. 16 and state the type of work they wish to have done. •house. Grandpa, as everyone calls him, is about 75'years old but his face has a youthful look about it. He loves to go to commencements, and he is fond of collecting snakes. Penelope Vanderhof Syrea- more, to be played by Sally Shattuck, is a small, round woman in her early 50s. She is comfortable-looking, gentle, and homey. She writes plays and is now on her eleventh "manur script." Mike Allison will play Paul Sycamore, Penny's husband, a man in his mid 50s who has a kind of youthful air. He has a quiet charm and mild manner that aire distinctly engaging. His favorite pastime is collecting fireworks of all kinds. Gail Howell was chosen to portray Essie Oamichael. Mrs. Sycamore's eldest daughter. She. is a very slight girl of about 29 with a curious air of a pixie about her. Sine adores ballet and is always seen wearing ballet slippers. Nondescript Man Mike McCarty will portray the part of Ed Carmichael, ai ' nondescript young man in hi» early 30s. Ed plays the xyloi. phone and is hardly ever seen without it. Cjndy Stevens will enact the role of Rheba tha colored maid. Tom Hoffman will portray Donald, Rheba's Boy friend. Roger Seacat was cast as Mr. Da Pinna, a bald-headed man with a serious manner, and Vance Griffith will play Wilber Henderson, a stiff man from the Internal Revenue Department. Susie Dome was chosen to play the romantic lead, Alice Sycamore, a lovely, fresh young girl of about 22. She seems to have escaped the tinge of mild insanity that pervades the rest of the household. Dennis Speer was cast In the male lead of Tony Kirby, a young, good - looking college man who, although he looka like a boss's son, is 'something of an idealist. Dairreli Cusick will portray the part of Boris Kolenkhow, an enormous, hairy, loud, Russian. Janeice Watson is to.play Gay Wellington, a young actress who drinks heavily. Dean Harden and Soncira Rankin are cast in the parts of Mr. and Mrs. Kip- by, Tony's somewhat snobbish parents. . David Dielman, and Leland HuMne will play men from the Department of Justice.. Robin Nester will play the Grand Duchess Olga Katrina, whose title gives her an .air of superiority. •Linda No-land will help In the production of the play as student director. Area Girl Twirler RUSH CENTER — Myrna Sue West, Rush Center, is appearing as a twirler with the Fort Hays Tigers Marching Band This 150 piece band, Flag Corp., and Tiger Debs under the direction of Lyle Dilley perform both pre- game and half-time at the Fort Hays Kansas State College football games. I Miss West is the daughter of I Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. West.
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