The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 8, 1971 · Page 65
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Travel Far To By SCOTT WQUFILL. St. John High School ST. JOHN '-r- It was an exciting day for 'Sung Run Kim Decently, whsn his parents,, Mr. nnd Mrsi :Tong-Wh«e'Kun Visited St. John' High School,It was also a thrill for Mr; and Mrs. Kim, who .'sent: their son here three years ago, to, see ths school whare he is receiving his secondary education, and yisit with'his-teacher's. Mr. Kim has served as &• Construction Attache in the Embassy of South Korea In Satigon for five years. He 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. Kirni quickly left South Vietnam to visit their four children living In tha 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 Law' rence..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 Kuri 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, am she had visited in the home 6; Mr. and Mrs. Robert English In St. John, arrangements were made for him to attend schoo' here, and live with the English family. Sung Kim ("Sam") was pleas ed to have his father speak to his history class. Mr. Kim's re cent experiences provided firs hand information for students in American history. Sam invited nils teachers and close friends to a dinner honoring his parents. His mother wore a lovely aqua Oriental print empire-waisted dress for the occasion. Sara and his parents expressed gratitude for Hutchlnson New* Friday, Oct. 8, 1971 Page 5A MR. AND MBS. Cong-Whee Kim of Seoul,. Korea, visit with tlieir son, Sung Kim and Charles Rose, business (Photo by Russol Shields, Randy Watson] teacher, in the Ida Long Goodman Library in St. John. Sun Kun Kim is a senior at St. John High School. By TARA NICHOLSON Ashland High School ASHLAND-"Yoii Can't Take It With -You," a play about a nutty family, will be staged by Ashland High School seniors on Nov. 8. Sally McQtiade, director for the senior play, announced the ;c'ast following auditions last week. Characters In.the play are 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 Ms 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 us son will'be able to retain much of his Korean culture and ;radition while attending school here. " Sam feels close to his St. John : amily, Kir. and Mrs. English. The 'Englishes enjoyed haying 5am live with.them this year x> fill the void left by their youngest son, Joe, who enrolled at Fort Hays State College at Ha'ys this fall. Sam has been a good student His greatest difficulty was in English classes due to difficulty with our language. Sam also i a d problems understanding what his teachers expected at times but after three year's, he is a well-adjusted student. Sam's future plans are indefinite, but he and his parents say that he must further his edu cation in the United States, Hii friends thinks he will attend ) Kansas school. . Sam has endeared himself to the students and teachers of SI John High. It has been a privi lege tp, have Sung Kun Kim "Sam" in our school^; and it was an exciting day for the studen body when his parents came visit school. Kansans in India 'Thou Made a Brother Of the Stranger ...' •r C7 HIS HOLINESS, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet talks with James Hamilton, a former Hutchinson High School student. By CAROLYN AUSLANDER Hutehinson High School Whsn was the last time you were stranded on an island of Aborigine's? . For John Olterpohl, a Huteh- inson 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 in India. In Indda, Otterpohl had various functions. He taught international relations at the American institute in 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 gu e st. speakers such as an astronaut, a Nobel Prize winner, and ten 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 hi the south- en part of India. During the winter, he toured throughout the country giving lectureg. : Otterpohl also served on the Educational Committee as the United States Commissioner of Education. In addition, he was advisor to the Ministry of Education iri 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.Kan- sas, Lawrence. Standard ourscs At Delhi. University, each course is standard. Neither are there extra-curricular activities within the 30 colleges.of this university, except an occasional 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. 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 collect!n g snakes. Penelope Vandsrhof Syrta- 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 "manuscript." 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 alre. distinctly -engaging. His favorite pastime is collecting fireworks of all kinds. Gail Howell was chosen to portray Essie Carmichael. Mrs. Sycamore's eldest daughter. She is a very slight girl of about 29 with a 'curious] air of a pixie about her. She adores ballet and is always seen wearing ballet slippers. • . Nondescript Man Mike McCarty will portray the part of Ed Carmichafil, ai nondescript young man In his early, 80s. Ed plays the. xylophone and is hardly ever seen without it. ' Cindy Stevens will enact the role of Rheba the colored maid. Tom Hoffman will poirti'ay Donald, Rheba's Boy friend. Roger 1 Seacat was oast &s Mr. DO Pinna, a bald-headed man with 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. Mrs. Gandhi, the Delai Lama of ^ibet, and other political figures. Both Hamilton and Otterpohl admit that they miss the excitement and'crowds of living in a diplomatic community;' :: v 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 indescribably loyal." During : the last two years, Qtterphol and Hamilton traveled in 37 countries. In all of his travels, Otterpohl claims that 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 highlights of the two's travels was their visit to a tribe of Aborigines on ah island off the coast of Taiwan. They found that the people were still living in the stone age anc 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," sale Otterpohl. "They never abused nature." Otterpohl called a quote tha summed up his feelings about he last two years he spent in ndia.' It was written by Rabin dranatii Tagore; a Nobel Prize winner in literature: "Thou has made me known to riends whom I knew not. Thou las given me seats in homes not my own. Thou has brought he distant near and made 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 |obs as washing cars, raking leaves, plowing for farmers, 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. (Dennis Speer was cast in the male lead of Tony Klrby, a young, good-looking college man who, although he looks like a boss's son, is something of. an ideaM. Dan-ell Cuslck 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 Sondra Rankin are. cast In the parts of Mr, and Mrs. Kirby, Tony's somewhat snobbish parents. .-.,...• David Dielman, and Letod Hulstine will piay men from the [Department of Justice. Robin tester will play the Grand Duchess Olga Katiina, whose title gives her an air of superiority. Linda Noland will help In the production of the play as student director. Area Girl T wirier" RUSH CENTER - Myrna Su« West, Rush Center, is appearing as a twirler with the Fort Haya 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. Miss West Is the daughter of I Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. West.

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