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Counseling of Pupils Shifts To Parents CONSEQUENCES' BOB BARKER The Truth Is-He's Proud of Indian Blood Mom Was School Teacher at Mission, S.D, I By BARBARA Argu-Udr HOFFBECK Statt Wrltw I'M t-t ft i i -MWW 3 i .4 I 11 I I I '1 1 HI I' I ...1 if- 1 (, i i rmm 4 i Irk fill. Hi If'1 4 111' i i i ill i III! i' i I II i vf -v i HOLLYWOOD (AP) Bob Barker, master of ceremonies on the Truth or Consequences TV show, has come a long way since he lived on a Rosebud. Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, that is. That's why, when Barker climbs into a cowboy outfit for his annual appearance at Truth or Consequences, N.M. the date this year is April 27 he chuckles to himself.

As his wife says, "He really ought to wear a blanket." Barker is part Sioux Indian, you see. One eighth, to be frac- tional about it. But that isn't why he lived on Rosebud Reservation. 6TH YEAR ON SHOW The friendly Truth or Consequences askmaster, now in his sixth year on the weekday daytime show, went to school with the noble red men because his mother was a teacher there. "We lived in a town called Mission on the reservation, and I went to grade school with some of the Sioux," said Barker, who now lives in Encino, Calif.

"I used to play with Alex Raincounter, and one of my heroes at the local high school was Chris Yellow Robe." Barker inherited the i ux that pulses in his veins from his father, who met Barker's mother on the same reservation before Bob appeared on the scene. Mom herself was no Indian, but Papa was one quarter Sioux. "I've always bragged about being part Indian, because they are a people to be proud of. i 4 i 4 An exploratory program in counseling for Sioux Falls is now being conducted at Edison Junior High School. For the first time parents are being formally in volved with student-counselor con ferences at the eighth grade level.

During March and April parents of Edison eighth graders are invited to meet with counselor Hugh Morrison for a 20-minute Interview. At the interviews, the results of a three-hour aptitude examination that the pupils have recently taken will be reviewed. Because, in the ninth grade pupils will have their first choice of subjects to take, the counsel ing personnel feel that this is a particularly appropriate time to start the student thinking and planning for his high school career. "We try to get the pupils think lng of the possibilities, but we avoid planning a rigid program," Morrison said. PLAN TO ATTEND COLLEGE "For example, if a pupil plans to attend college it is wise for him to take typing and two years of a foreign language in high school," he said.

Morrison pointed ut an interesting fact at this age, he said, about 90 per cent of the students plan to attend college. National figures indicate that actually ap proximately 40 per cent of high school graduates go on to school. When the conferences are completed Morrison plans to have seen about 74 per cent of the parents of the approximately 350 eighth graders enrolled. Wliile conferences at Edison emphasize plans for high school, a similar series completed last fall at Washington High School It i ffi ft mm Mens BOB BARKER, emcee and star of the NBC-TV 5-days-a-week "Truth or Consequences" celebrated his broadcast withHthe show last December. He frequently mentions in his broadcasts that he came from Mission, S.D., where his mother, a school teacher, met his dad, one-quarter Indian.

He was graduated from Springfield, High School. Styles Shown Light and bright olive tones are popular olive shot with blue, olive blended with black, grey or brown. Blue is back, black is on the fashion track and dark grey revived in business and dress-up suits. Men's styles for spring and summer, 1962, are featured in this section. A colorful example of the shirtweight sportcoats, which have enjoyed increasing popularity the last two seasons, is shown in the jacket by Palm Beach in a blend of dacron polyester and cotton.

FALLS ARGUS-LEADER Sunday, March 25, 1962 YOUTH BOOKS I Tt I And the Sioux were the greatest warriors of them all. "They've been called greatest light cavalry in the history of man. And I have never been on a horse without falling off." Barker, mayor of Truth or Consequences, N.M., where they fancy him a cowboy, can remember when real live cowboys and Indians used to amble around Mission, S.D. "When I first got there in 1931. I saw an Indian sitting on a bench in town.

He had long hair, wore a blanket, and could not speak English." WIFE PART CHEROKEE And to make the whole thing complete. Barker married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Jo, whom he met in Missouri, and discovered she is part Cherokee. That abashed him somewhat, because her Indian corpuscles outnumber his she is three-eighths Cherokee. The 'wo of them have not created papooses of their own. 7i YOUNG BARKER AND (Photographed at emphasized plans for.

after SAW ALL SENIORS From October to December, parents of "seniors were invited to meet with a counselor at the high school for one hour to review with their son or daughter past school records and results of aptitude and intelligence test scores. Don Jorgensen, head counselor at WHS, estimated that approximately 20 per cent of the parents took advantage of the program. Conferences during school hours were recommended, but evening meetings were held for those parents who couldMiot attend during the day. Although the program did not reach all the parents, counselors did meet with all the seniors. This was a first for WHS.

Before this time the counselors had waited for students to be referred to them by a teacher or for the student to seek the counselor. PLEASED WITH RESULTS "We showed them their school records for a background, and then discussed their plans for after graduation," Jorgensen said. "We advised them as to what is necessary to get into college if they plan to attend, or about career possibilities if they don't," he said. Mrs. Melba Ellis, Richard Erickson, and C.

A. Hauge, other WHS counselors, and Jorgensen were satisfied with the results of the program. Mrs. Ellis said, "I think the parents and students understood each other better at the end of the conference. The conferences got them looking at the future to gether, instead of pulling apart as they sometimes do." Mcintosh Smith ballroom, arranged by the Siouj Falls host committee.

The traditional midnight breakfast, beginning at 11 a.m., will end the Friday activities. Saturday's program will begin with an 8 a.m. breakfast. Tha program will begin at 9. Speakers, in addition to Smith, will be Eugene H.

Stearns, Pierre, director of Industrial Development and Expansion; Jack Lough, NEA regional director and publisher from Albion, and George Adams, of Fairchild Graphic Equipment, Chicago. Committee reports and business, including election of officers, will conclude the convention. Subject of Smith's talk will be "As I Saw It," based on his NEA Far East study-mission trip. Soil Conservation Officers Selected William Holiway, HumboWt. haa been named chairman of the Minnehaha Soil Conservation District Other officers elected are Peter Ginsbach, Dell Rapids, vice chairman; John Muchow, Rt.

treasurer; and Burton Ode, Brandon, equipment supervisor. Glen Schrader, county agent, was appointed secretary. Hilding Anderson, Hartford, is the retiring chairman. Arrangements1 were made for planting approximately 35 acre of trees this springs. SPRING.

We watched for the first bare spots of earth, just as Noah must have waited for the return of the dove bearing that little twig of green. Where the snow was shoved off the yard, there are bare patches of sod. I hope the cottontail hurries up and finds that grass. If we had dared take off some storm windows, that rabbit would long ago have met his doom. It was exasperating watching him nibble away at the spirea just outside the window.

At first I could shoo him away with a flip of a towel or a tap on the window pane. Finally he grew so bold as to merely flick an ear when I raised the inside window and dropped it with a bang. 4 HIS DOG, BROWNIE. Mission in 1936) DISCUSS TEST RESULTS An eighth grader, Richard Larson, and his father, Ken Larson, 3206 S. Summit discuss with counselor Hugh Morrison results of, a 3-hour aptitude test and plans for high school.

This is the first year Edison- Junior High School has planned the parent-pupil conferences. -Phoio by Htrb quiimi State Press Meeting in S.F. April 5-7; Many Talks Set ONE DAY I DONNED the proper apparel and with a hoe as an alpenstock made my way down to what appeared to be a flat spot in the orchard. I had in mind a feeding station for the wild creatures that inhabit the place so that they would leave the shrubs and trees alone. I hoed and hoed but the snow rolled in faster than I could clear it.

The idea was abandoned. Somehow the five pheasants that have resided here since the close of the season have managed to find food and retain energy enough to yell when the door slammed. SIOUX Section mm but do have three Basset hounds, says Barker. "There's Mr. Baker, for people who call up and get my name wrong; Irene, Mr.

Baker's wife; and Mr. Hubbard, Mrs. Baker's son by a former marriage." World War II interrupted Bob's education at Drury, College and he took a leave of absence from the books to become a Navy pilot. When the war ended, -Bob returned to Drury to complete his edu-tion. While still a student, he worked at radio station KTTS as a disc jockey, announcer, newswriter and general factotum.

After graduation Bob and Dorothy went to Palm Beach, where he worked for another radio station. They stayed about a year before Bob decided to try bis luck in California. At first, it looked as though he had goofed in going West. After shopping around, the job he landed was salesman for a local radio station. A few days after contacting his first client.

Bob found himself with a show of his own. The head of an appliance company was so impressed with Bob that he agreed to sponsor a show if Bob were the emcee. That started the "Bob Barker Show" that was heard throughout Southern California. The program gained popularity-and recently the show went on to join a regional network in California. PICKED BY EDWARDS In December, 1956.

Ralph Edwards, executive producer of "Truth or Consequences," heard Bob's show on his car radio. Impressed by Barker's friendly style, Ralph called the station and asked Bob to audition. Edwards later commented that, after the audition, he was a little worried because neither producer Ed Bailey nor Ralph could find anything about his manner or delivery they wanted to change. Barker has a basic understanding and deep liking of people which immediately puts contestants on "Truth or Consequences" at ease and enables them to enjoy their "consequences." This quality and his background include all the in- gredients which, according to Ralph, make an ideal emcee for an audience-participation show. Now the former Navy flier is really flying high.

When people meet this handsome young man, they agree that "it couldn't happen to a nicer guy." The pheasant is a hardy creature that earns our respect and admiration. On our first trip after the snowplows went through and it seemed one could see nothing but white snow for miles and miles out in that open expanse two cock pheasants were jaDDing ai eacn ouier pruuauiy But then we humans contend for SMALL BOYS BUILD curving and try their sleds on all sorts of know a grandfather that. I suspect I- I lH LI iu 5ii diet. A snow bank may be resting peacably in some spot one day. The next there is the jingle of tractor chains and squeak of the power scoop and the snowbank mmrA reserve arguing over leruwiuu ugiiia.

rights on the moon and in space. slides down the piles of snow itrange and exciting places. I has become a snow-moving ad- is somewhere else. Of course 4 1 i there is always a valid reason. Maybe there just m-i-g-h-t be something under it that should not be or somebody might want to turn around there or it would melt into a soggy spot which could be annoying.

A wide variety of topics will be discussed by speakers during the three-day 80th annual convention of the South Dakota Press Association, set to begin Thursday, April 5. Except for the Friday evening banquet, in the Commons Building at Augustana College, convention activities will be in the Sheraton-Cataract Hotel. Banquet speaker will be Alan C. Mcintosh, publisher of the Luverne, Star Herald. Heard Saturday morning will be paui Smith, publisher of the County Reporter, ROCK Kap- yS- Iowa.

Thursday functions will be lim ited to a 6:30 p.m. Sigma Delta Chi dinner meeting and an 8:30 smoker. Registration will begin at 8:30 Friday morning. Mayor V. L.

Crusinberry will welcome the con- vention and Mike Heinbaugh of the Queen City Mail, Spearfish, will respond. He is first vice president of the association. M. T. Gilbertson of the Parks- ton Advance, SDPA president, will give his message.

Others on the Parks Association representative; Frank M. Lingo, president of the South Dakota Livestock Expansion Foundation; Cecil P. Martin, publisher of the Traer Star-Clipper, Traer, Iowa; John F. Powell. Rap- Lawrence M.

Stavig, president of Augustana College, will be heard, Following Mcintosh's talk, con- ventioneers will return to the hotel for entertainment in the liSiiiil i Last week's milk cartons were cut down for pots for slips for rHday Vrofam be. lle transplanting. The clump of lobelia that was brought in last fall T-has suddenly started to have a ruddy glow in its leaves. The up- Sou Dakota ftate College; Don-stairs geraniums have a new crop of blossoms. I had a handful tate hfZH tor: Robert Perry, Bntton, state s.t onnfAil dine raarlir ihrnur in tha mttora hnclror Kaqiica ihoro lwl wen mm mm cut down soap dispenser out on the sun porch.

Spring actually could be around the nearest corner. The tree buds continue to swell. I actually listen each morning for a meadowlark. I saw THAT man looking skyward yesterday. He is anxious to see the first of waterfowl.

id City, deputy civil defense director for the state, and Robert of a Senate investigation which Holdridge, head of the State Col-is scheduled to open at his sug- lege photo laboratory department, gestion soon into the national Fred C. Christopherson, Argus-stockpile. Leader contributing editor, will be Kennedy has valued this accum- master of ceremonies at the Fri-ulation. which has been building dav banquet, set for 7 p.m. Dr.

Public to View XAnr Cnrlfniloc "or JJv.JII WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy ruled this weekend that some of the piles of strategic materials the government has been hoarding against future wars be exposed to pubbc view. The President acted in advance BOB SITTING ON A SIGN NEAR ROSEBUD, S.D. (Photographed in 1926) up in secret hiding places since World War II, at $7.7 billion. This is about $1 billion less than the original cost, due to deterioration and other factors..

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