Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 17, 1964 · Page 20
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 20

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 17, 1964
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Prattle trap V.P. has 2,000 aches By MIKE COLLINS Rumor has it that Vice- Principal John Palzwald is planning to paper the walls of his home. The papering project would cure a big headache of Patzwald — 2,000 unsold book covers. When he inherited the position of Student Council adviser last fall, he also inherited the job of book-cover custodian. Although he feels that red and black would go nicely in his home, be isn't sure his wife would agree. She could take drastic retaliatory measures — a red and black doghouse — if he attempts to make the walls of the home look like Home coming all year 'round. I feel it is my duty to buy a book cover and help remove this burden. 1 also urge my fellow classmates to purchase covers. Apart from the obvious hu manitarian aspect, there is the economic side. The covers make chcnp gifts — 15 cents each or two for 25 cents. The economic side for the Slu dent Council is that the covers have the picture of life high school building on the back cover. If they arc not sold, they will become collector's items when the high school moves to its building now under construction at tiic cast edge of the city. PURELY PERSONAL — Why ran't we teen-agers return to Ihc dating habits of the good old d;iys when there were no steady dates and everyone loved everyone? Why can't we have informal get-togethers over apple rider and popcorn as Mom and Dad did? Personally, I yearn to be invited over to a friendly girl's house for an evening of pure fun — conversation, camaraderie and a bit of singing. In Norway the teen-agers have the bondcfcst (farmers party); in France, the cafe; in .Spain, the classical guitar; in America, a whole range of insect dances. Do they compare? For anyone who shares tny Idea, my phone number is 423-7338. Christmas tree features polyhedral look By SHARON GORDON "The polyhedral look" is being featured by the office's Christmas tree. It was turned from a "plain Jane" into a beautifully decorated Christmas tree by geometry classes, who made polyhedral ornaments from Christmas wrapping paper. "Aside from the fact that this project presents a different insight toward solid geometry, it also teaches individuals to be accurate in their construction of the polyhedrons," said Frances Steffcn, geometry instructor. "One mistake can make a big FRANCES STEFFEN "Mistake cm m»kt difference." difference In the appearance of the polyhedrons. "The project also gave the itudents a better concept of apace objects." Although it is possible to construct only five regular polyhedrons — tetrahedrons, 4 faces; hexahedrons, 6 faces; octahedrons, & faces; dodecahedrons, 12 faces; and icosahe- drons, 20 faces —the students display ingenuity in giving variety to the polyhedrons. Regular polyhedrons were consolidated to form peculiar objects. Other students made irregular, out-of-the-o r d i n a r y shaped polyhedrons, but no one tried making a polyhedron in the shape of Santa Claus. "Making polyhedrons adds the CHERYL MARTENS 'Adds spirit to math." Christmas spirit even to math class," said Cheryl Martens, a sophomore. CUB GAZETTE PUBLISHED BY MASON CITY (IOWA) HIGH SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY Kdllor — Ninrr I'uppni Vo1 ' 35 — Thund»y, Dee. 17, I9W — No. 14 Newi Editor — Douflit Wnrnion 90 write 3rd year math tests About HO students have lakoti he third in a series of tests ^ivcn by the National Longi- udinal .Study of Mathematical Abilities (NLSMA). "The purpose of NLSMA, a project ot the School Mathc- natics Study Group, is to col- ect Information to help cdtica- ors improve the long-range cf- cclivcness of their teaching," snid Frances .Steffen, mathematics instructor. In 1962, more fhan 120,000 ifu- [cnt.s in the 4th, 7th and ]0th [ratios from l.DOO schools in <10 tales began n five-year mathematical analysis. They have ccn tested on mathematical kills, attitudes toward mathematical skills, attitudes tovv'nnl mathematics, reasoning abilities nd general intelligence. "No attempt is being made to omparc individuals or schools," Miss Staffon said, "but the ludy should help answer (pies- ions which parents and rducn- ors have usked." These <|iicslions include': "Docs the now mathematics, which emphasizes the 'why' ol mathematical ideas, improve student's ability to solve problems?" "Does it improve hi.s reasoning power?" "At who grade level should the new Selection written for band to be published in March "K;ir Dominion," a selection written especially for the hinh school band, will be published in March, director Paul BPhm said Thursday. Two years ago Behm commissioned Dr. Francis .Johnson Pylc, head of theory and composition at the Drake University School of Music, to write the selection. The number was premiered by the band March 30, 1963, at the Music Educators National Conference in Minneapolis. "It is one of the most significant pieces of music that have been written for band in the last 10 years," said Behm. "I like it hotter now than I did two years ago, and I thought it was terrific then." Because of numerous requests, the band will play "Far Dominion" Feb. 6 at the Northwest Band Clinic at Moorhcad, Minn. The Leblanc Instrumental Co., Kenosha, Wis., is the publisher. Cagers to oppose Ross and Co. next Biologists also scavengers Biology scavengers arc. rum making through the waste can \mnUiemaUcK courses he Intro of the advanced homemnkinfi classes and h.v.intinR Christmns- troo lots. The .students nre looking for five different conifers, cone- hearing trees, which grow primarily in Wisconsin nnd northern Minnesota. The classes ,ir<- .studying forestry nnd tlin growth of conifers. By RICK IVONAVITCH Don Ross and Company from East Waterloo will invade Mason City Friday night for an important conference baskct- >all game. Hoth teams are undefeated in Jig Six play. Koss, who has been listed at icighls ranging from 6 feel, 7 nches to 6 feet, 10 inches, was in all-staler last year. The Trojan is averaging 32 points a game. 'the highly publicized Ross Harlem Globetrotters," said the editors of Basketball, "and if Don doesn't do likewise, it's only because he'll be too good for the Globics. He is an NBA prospect." Coach Dan Callahan and his Mohawks have taken all this mblicity in stride and have high expectations of stopping Ross. 'We are going to play our normal game and hope for the )cst," said Callahan. The Trojans and the Mohawks lold victories over the same The survey also will show educators how the mathematics programs can be improved. When (he five-yrnr program of Icsting ends, NLSMA will send a report of thn results and conclusions to each participating school. Participating students will not receive individual results. was selected earlier In the year by BHRkotball inagavAne as a nember of its pre-scason all American team. "Ross' dad played for the Speech meet named after junior girl's grandfather Mason Cityans competing in the Brindlcy Discussion and Debate Conference in Cedar Falls last weekend learned later that Hie event had been named after the grandfather of a high school junior. William Brindlcy, grandfather of Barbara Brindley, promoted debate actlvit.ics when he was a member of the State College of Iowa speech department. Foi the last 30 years the. meet h;»> been a memorial to his efforts in developing the df-parlmenl. James Whclzel, a junior, re ccived the highest number o points nmonn the Masnn City- ins pnrlicipatiiiR in the BARBARA BRINDLEY Donald Silhy, a junior, was sec oml. Cednr Falls look first plac among Ihc schools competing. Band members sell recording of their music Records made by the sym- honic band arc being sold by Hind members. Many of the selections were •(-corded two years ago at the Husk- Educators National Con- (TCIKIO in Minneapolis. "Far )ominion," written especially 'or the band, is included among lie numbers on the 33 r.p.m. •(•cord. Commissions from the sale of he $5 records will go into the conference teams. Mason City defeated Cedar Falls 70-53 while East won 86 69. The Mohawks beat West Waterloo 41-40 and East triumphed ;>4-43. The Mohawks tiirncd back East DCS Moines fiI-49, and the Trojans won 9141. East Waterloo has a 4-0 overall record, while the Mohawks nre 4-1. Mason City pulled out another close game last Friday night, defeating East Des Moines 61-49. It wns hard-fought as the Mohawks trailed most of the first Coach may be all wet By JIM BOSVELD Swimming coach Willis Colville may get dunked Saturday. Swimmers after winning an important meet often toss their coach into the pool. The Mohawk tankers in their second season of competition have yet to enjoy this pleasure. The odds are against Colville remaining dry when Mason City meets East Waterloo in the Mohawks' first home meet at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Adams pool. Admission will be 50 cents. East is in the situation Mason City was in last year — competing in swimming for the first season. Although the Mohawk tankers lost 61-34 Saturday at West Mermen-orators combine talents Dave Bailey and Jim Bosveld are either swimmers with a "gift of gab" or debaters In the swim. To combine their mermanly and oratorical talents Saturday, they were shuttled by debate coach John Fonkert from a debate meet at Cedar Falls to West High School at Waterloo for a swimming meet. Having forgotten to bring Cecelia Fye's 'deer' friends appear daily Cecelia Fye, clothing instructor, has a "deer" friend. For two weeks white reindeer — miniature plastic animals — have been appearing mysteriously in a floral arrangement in her classroom. Periodically another animal has been added to the collection. "I'm expecting Rudolf to appear any day," said Miss Fye. "One good thing is that. every other time the arrangement is balanced by having an odd number of objects." M i n i a t ure Thanksgiving turkeys previously appeared mysteriously in her room, but one day Alice Phillips, girls physical education instructor, couldn't gobble up the evidence and was caught. Miss Phillips denied being an accomplice this time and declared that someone is "passing the buck." YULE BRIC-A-BRAC — Garianne Waslick (left), a senior, and Barbara Rodberg, a junior, admire a Christmas tree skirt made by Mrs. Clifford Day (right). The skirt and Santa's mail bag are among projects Mrs. Day displayed to the advanced horriemaking and clothing classes. Classroqm activities Homemaking students see handiwork of graduate Red Cross donations double goal Red Cross contributions totaled $509.31, the highest in the history of the fund-raising drive. "The goal set at $250 was three In the final their swim suits with them/ the boys debated how they would look clad in note cards. The question was resolved when teammates produced Bailey's and Bosveld's swim suits. quarter the Mohawks grabbed the lead nnd fought off late Scarlet rallies. Game time Friday night is 8 o'clock at Roosevelt Fieldhouse. The sophomore contest is set for 6:30. instrumental fund. music activities Hot lunch menus (For nil nrhnoli) MONDAY • nil frank*, cfthhiijcf-carrnt Waterloo, they broke six of the 10 school records and missed breaking others by only a few seconds. Randy Wensman, a junior, was the outstanding performer. By winning the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events, he gained 10 Mohawk points. He broke the school record in each event. Jim Bosveld and Bob Adams, seniors, won their events in record time. Dave Bailey, a sophomore, and Richard Johnson, a senior, also set records. more than doubled by generous donators," said Lynn Johnson, Red Cross president. "The spirit of giving was in all Mohawks." In homeroom competition Julia Mace's homeroom^ 219 won soft drinks, hamburgers and French fries with an average donation of 97 cents a student. Alice Htter's homeroom 311 took the second prize of soft drinks and hamburgers with 94 cents a student. John Penney's homeroom 303 won the third prize of soft drinks with 74 cents a student. Scientists to take scholarship test for talent search The Westinghouse Science Talent Search test will be given Saturday to seniors enrolled in science seminar. The test at 10 a.m. iri Room Mrs. Clifford Day, a Mason. City High School graduate,! showed some of her Christmas handiwork to the advanced homemaking and clothing classes. Stockings, mail bags, letter holders and Christmas tree ornaments were among the articles displayed. She became interested in Christmas articles while she was a student in Marian Dickinson's homemaking class. Mrs. Day, formerly known as Beverly Myers, started making her Christmas items in July. "In order to get everything ready by Christmas next year, I'll be sewing all yfiar 'round," she said. Mrs. Day, who lives on a farm near Hampton, sews for relaxation. Her five children and her husband also join in the sewing. Ray Elliott, safety engineer at the Lehigh Portland Cement Co. will speak to the boys. Having students acquire a basic safety attitude is the unit's main objective, said instructor Donald Ryerkerk. Classes give oral reports Or-al reports on contemporary and classic novels are being given in Flossie Lutz' junior English classes. After reading the books, the students discuss them with Mrs. Lutz either before or after school, change Development of character of plot, and the Matmen in 2 meets mi d h u It t r • I r u It llcan xnlnd. pttrtilirpm! mire. milk. T11KS11AY f'rrnmrtl rhirkfin cm maslird pn- (n(nrt, rranbfrrjr naurn, Waldorf tnlwil, huUprtd VlrntiH 1> r r K it nrnimlllKM Irr-crram illcv, Tlirliltmti rnoKlr. milk. For The Prettiest Holiday Flowers • Corsage - Bouquets • Table Arrangements Phone 424-3661 KSEFER FLORAL 923 Fourth Street S.W. CLOTHING CORNER OF NORTH IOWA ft Give Him | •cv j ante en Sweaters You're sure lo find (lie sweater for him in a huge selection of pullovers nnd cardigans. Pricrd right too, from $Q95 .8 3ft 3ft » 3ft a " ^J And Upsg TflE^HUBl STATE AND FEDERAL Royal Crown Cola Mohawk matmen will meet the East DCS Moines Scarlets there Friday afternoon and the Charles City Comets there Tuesday night. "The East DCS Moines anc : Charles City meets are going to be close," said coach Ccci Molt. Mason City (3-1) hopes to avenge its 22-18 loss to Has DCS Moines last year. This year the East Waterloo 304 will be used to identify students with high scientific ability and aid them in continuing their education. They will compete for Westinghouse scholarships ranging to Besides sewing for her family, Mrs. Day sells items to persons throughout the United States. * Social Security applies to teens, says speaker The application of Social Security to teen-agers was discussed by Carrol Clark, a Social Security field representative, in Fred Humphrey's consumer economics classes. The talk was part of a unit on life and health insurance and Social Security. Students under Social Security are covered for survivors' benefits after paying one and a half years, for disability after five years and for retirement after 10 years, explained Clark. "Social Security is similar to life insurance," said Humphrey, "except that a person has a choice whether to pay for life insurance or not." author's background are covered. Future Farmers selling seeds "Order your seeds now!" is the plea of the Future Farmers of America (FFA). Orders for vegetable and flower seeds may be given to any member during December and January, said Roger Holcomb, FFA adviser. French units see Champs-Elysees Frances Forster took her second and third year French classes on a walk down the Champs-Elysees, a famous street in Paris, by way of color slides. The slides illustrated various points of interest the classes have studied. Highlights of the trip were the Arc de Triomphe, where France's unknown soldier is buried; the Place de la Concorde, a Parisian boulevard; and the Louvre, an art museum. Band members check out parts Band members have checked out their parts of selections to be played Feb. 6 at Moorhead, Minn., for the Northwest Band Clinic. Band music normally is not allowed to he taken homa for practicing. STUDY TRADE, LABOR Balance of payments and international trade are being studied by Elmer Starr's economics classes. Trojans beat the Comets 28-12 and the Mohawks 32-10. Last tear Charles City and Mason ily tied 19-19. The East DCS Moines meet vill start at 4 p. m. The Charles :ity meet is at 8 p.m. iALF-QUARTS Set You In The Spring WE DO ALL KINDS OF MACHINE WORK ALL WORK GUARANTEED Thomas Machine Co DIAL; .103 Srrnnd S.W. Mmnn Cl WHEN YOU BUILD ... You'll pay for whaf you get, but will you get what you pay for? If price alone Is your guide, you may not. It pays to know your builder. Be careful in his selection. After all, he Is building the functional structure for you and for years to come. It fs important that It b« don* well. Reputation and know-how are Important factors here. HENKEL Construction Co. MASON CITY, IOWA 525—9th St. S.E. DIAL 423-5674 from $3,000 to $7,000. To be eligible for a scholarship, a student also must submit a research paper. SOLUTIONS TYPED Types and characteristics of solutions are being studied by Lyle Baker's chemistry classes. To determine the properties oJ solutions, the students are performing experiments. CARNATION COMPANY QUALITY DAIRY PRODUCTS T and I class discusses safety Improvement of safety condition? and the importance oi safety are being discussed in the trades and industry class. The safety unit consists of films, discussions and checklists for home and fire safety. Herbert, errant hamster, finds getaway too slick Herbert, the errant hamster, has been found. The male half of Harry Egli's genetics experiment in senior science seminar disappeared mysteriously a few weeks ago. While checking his white mice after the weekend, Gary Raizes looked into the bathtub in the seminar supply room and discovered Herbert playing "cat and mouse" with some of Gary's mice. Raizes also found a few leftovers from what seemed to have been a rather large dinner—of white mice. The old-fashioned bathtub's slick sides prevented the getaway of both the mice and the hamster. Herbert has been returned to the cage of his better half and four baby hamsters to .take over his paternal responsibilities. IT'S DEGEN FOR FINE WOOD FLOORS Free estimate. No obligation. Cail DEGEN 424-1319 — Mason City FUNERAL CHAPELS Jamei Cbapet — Murphy Chapel M»jon Cltr, I«. — Rockwell, 1». doLoniai 126— 3rd N. E. Dial 423-2372 GOLDEN RULE For Your Ski Jackets, Sweaters, Sweat Shirts, Jeans of All Kinds. PRE-SHRUNK AMERICAS FINEST IEANS Since 1850 LEVl'S are the jeans that fit right — feel right — look right — in class and out. And they're pre-shrunk to stay that *ay, washing after washing. Buy your exact size. Sizes 27 to 38 MODERNIZE Office Personnel Are More Efficient With Modern Up-To-Date Office Equipment. Check Our Large Selection of DESKS . .. CHAIRS ... FILING CABINETS . . . 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