CHARGER Vol. 17 Kuemper High School, Carroll, Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 31, 1970 No. Boys Rank on NMSQT Two seniors have received letters of commendation, honoring them for their high performance on the 1970 National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). Steve Hogan, son of Mrs. Rita Hogan, Holy Spirit parish, and David Weiskircher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Weiskircher, Templeton, were the recipients. Steve and David are among 35,000 students in the United States who scored in the upper 2 per cent of those who are expected to graduate from high school in 1971. The commended students rank just below the 14,750 Semifinalists announced in September by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Edward C. Smith, president of NMSC, said: "Although commended students advance no further in the Merit Scholarship competition, their standing —Charger Photo ART CLUB OFFICERS, (left to right) President Esther Tigges, Vice-president Jan Friedman and Secretary-treasurer Karen Lohman, discuss plans for the coming year. Typing—A Health Hazard WARNING: PERSONAL TYPING MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. A student enters the typing room with his usual brisk pace, says a cheery "Good Morning, Mr. Templemeyer," settles down at his regular desk, and takes off the cover of his typewriter. But there sits a foreign object — an ELECTRIC typewriter. Upon finding out that it doesn't work, the student calls the teacher, who investigates and explains that most electric typewriters don*t work until the ON button is pressed. The student, now sincerely wishing for his old manual typewriter back, settles down to typing the day's lesson — three new letters to learn. Unforun- ately, some childhood disease has left him with the inability to reach the fourth finger down to the "x". But finally he reaches it and completes the word "foxxxx". He has now learned another lesson — an electric typewriter keeps printing until the key is released. By now, the class is half over end the teacher announces a balf-minute test. Get ready — Get set — GO! Zoe . . . (10 seconds gone). . . Clay ... (15 seconds gone). . . j. . . (20 seconds gone) . . . (they forgot to put a "u" on this typewriter). . . just ... (25 seconds gone). . . DING (pushes return button only to find it was someone else's bell) . . . packed. . . (30 s e c o n d s gone) STOP! According to the results of this test, the student has attained a fantastic speed of six words per minute. So naturally, the thing to do is to blame it on the person next to you. "She types so fast it makes me nervous." Or if the teacher refuses to accept this excuse, the blame can always be placed on an uncooperative typewriter. So, underclassmen, we, the survivors of Personal Typing, leave you with this warning: Our hands are numb, Our fingers feel like lead, Typing is over, But so what? We're DEAD. in this nationwide program deserves public recognition. Their high performance on the NMSQT gives promise of continued success in college. "The commended students should be encouraged to pursue their education since their intellectual talent represents an important and much needed natural resource. Both students and our nation will benefit from their continuing educational development." Music Dept. Busy Making Concert Plans Once again, the Kuemper Music Department will present the orchestra and choirs in their annual Fall Concert. It will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. at Kuemper High School. The directors of the concert are Sister Pat Sheridan, who directs the orchestra, senior choir, vocal ensemble, and the All-State Singers; Sister Eileen Sheridan, director of the sophomore choir; and Father F. E. Higgins, director of the junior choir. Some of the numbers which will be played and sung this year are: orchestra — "Civil War Suite", based on the songs sung by both the North and South during the War Between the States; senior choir — "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top," from '•Oklahoma," and "Hist Whist", a different uniquely worked arrangement for speech choir and percussion, based on the poem by E. E. Cummings; junior choir — "The Time Is Now" (or Beethoven in Perspective), a contemporary setting of themes from the Choral Symphony, the Moonlight Sonata, and the Fifth Symphony; sophomore choir — "No Man Is an Island". There will also be small groups singing such songs as "A Thing Called Love", which has a medium rock tempo, strong text and rhythm, and the All-State Singers singing "A Joyful Day", a Christmas motet by Michael Haydn in which Pam Renze will direct. The three choirs will join with the orchestra for the opening and closing numbers. "America" and "America the Beautiful". Roundtable Reflections Stomp-stomp-crash! Have all you girls got your dance routines for physical education figured out? Congratulations to Father Higgins and all who made "The Lark" a success. Dandelion of the Week goes to Father Schimmer and his little black book. >: 1 Steven Hogan David Weiskircher Soph Boys Report Scores to Radio and TV Stations Have you ever wondered how the radio and TV stations get their information about the Kuemper football games? Well, this is how it's done: "Hello. Station KAYL, Storm Lake." "Hello. This is Kevin Ragal- ler and Craig Zimmerman calling in the results of the Kuemper-Garrigan game tonight. Kuemper won with a score of 8-7. The Bears scored in the second quarter making the extra point but were defeated by Kuemper who made their touchdown in the fourth quarter and carried for the two extra points. Kuemper's record is now 4-2." After every home game, Kevin Ragaller, son of Mr. and Mrs. mmm •'•'i;tirti*' Kevin Ragaller Craig Zimmerman John Ragaller, and Craig Zimmerman, son of Mrs. Eleanor Zimmerman, rush to the nearest phone booth. Here they dial the operator and give her a list of the fourteen stations they must call collect. The operator dials the numbers of the stations and from there the boys are connected with the sportscaster where they give their information. It takes about a half hour to call all fourteen stations. Some stations require a great deal of information such as who made the touchdown, outstanding players, yardage of the runs and the score by quarters. But other stations only require the p final score. "The main problem we face in doing this job is getting to a phone booth and calling the station before it's too, late. Also, many times the lines are busy or no one is there to take our information," says Kevin. Because football is such a fast moving game and since statistics pile up with each play, the boys r e q u i r e a great deal of concentration. "No girl watching is probably the biggest disadvantage," Craig emphasizes. How did they get this job? They volunteered. Mr. Garbier, head of the athletic department, asked the Sophomore boys if anyone would like to volunteer for the job of calling the radio, newspaper and TV stations after the home games. Both boys decided they like the job because it gives them an appreciation of the sport and because it is a vital part of sports. Kevin and Craig find an interest in participation in sports as well as reporting it. They both play football, basketball, baseball, golf and swim. The closing of the football season is fast approaching but basketball will find "Rags and Zim, Incorporated" on their toes waiting for the tip off. "Stay tuned for your local basketball game scores, folks!"
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