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1 con Karen Hauck E.H.S. Karen has visited McCleary's new jean shop and has picked out a pair of white H.I.S, jeans and for her top she has chosen a Kennington; from California it's something new and different in g r o o v y threads. Besare andstopintosee the new Jean Shop on the balcony at McCleary's. u IN ESTHERVILLE • Students Participate in Individual Speech Contest Sophomores Work- in Indivdual Speech in Mini-Course In conference with Jan Mitchell, speech coach for the sophomores entered in individual speech events, are (1. to r.) Christy Vaubel, Jane Coon, Ann Hood and Mary Lund. All sophomores entered in the individual speech events meet weekly in the mini-course for practice, in addition to the extracurricular practice sessions. BY JANINE KRUSE This semester, EHS students are participating in individual speech contests, sponsored by the Iowa High School Speech Association. Coaching the students are, Cynthia Fisher, junior and senior coach, and Jan Mitchell, who is helping with the sophomores this year. Mrs. Mitchell statedthat, "The individual speech events offer such a variety of types of speech performances that it appeals to a great number of students — even those who are inexperienced." Because there is such a variety of events to choose from and enter, each individual has a chance to pick the one that best suits his individual talents and creativity. The students who are participating in these 13 events offered in individual speech contests include: Humorous Acting— Kathy Kultala, Ann Hood, Valerie Roehler; Dramatic Acting — Debbie Norgaard, MaryBoggcss, and Tammy Dahl; Story Telling — Arlene Berry, Christy Donahue, and Mary Ann Sternborg. Included in Improvislonal Story Telling are Lana Loldig, Marci Juergens, Kerry Sampson; Poetry Interpretation — Shelley Bruce, Mary Lund, and Theresa Stevens. Prose Interpretation includes Connie Juergens, Christy Vaubel, and Jane Coon; Oratory — Julie Fitzgibbons, Karen Peterson, and Re nee Peterson. Participating in Original Oratory are Kymm Zittcrich, Mike Fisher, and Sue Sharp. LanaLci- dig, Connie Juergens, and Arlene Berry are in Book Review. After Dinner Speeches will be given by Scott Sunde, Mary Burch, and Dennis Murray. February 25-26, the speech contestants will go to the District contest, to be held in Spirit Lake. Each individual can be eligible to go on to the State contest held on March 17-18. To do this, he must receive a "I" rating at the District meet. The judging will constitute an outlook on how each student best portrays his talent in each event. Miss Fisher felt that, "for a student to choose the right event and. selection to best fit his personality, involves effort as well as time on the part of the student." Thus, if a student effectively prepares, as the event allows, choosing an event corresponding with his or her individual personality, he can bost achieve a good selection to help him in the contests. Mrs. Mitchell feels that "our school has traditionally done above average . . . there is no reason to believe that we won't do well this year." Mrs. Mitchell isassistingMiss Fisher this year by coaching the sophomores who have shown a great Interest in this activity. Last year, several sophomores participated, but have turned out in greater numbers this year. Because of this, Mrs. Mitchell holds a special mini-class consisting of these new contestants. A Valentine for Dad THE PEPPER Edited by Students of Estherville High School VOLUME 50; NO. 15 ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FRL, FEB. 11, 1972 Page 5 What Kind of Races ? ? ? Sniffles Stifle, I'm Needed BY MIKE THIESEN "Mike, are you going to school?" Oh boy, why did I ever • say no? It used to be so fun to miss school. What happened to those days? It started out alright; I didn't want to get up that early anyway. But then I began to think over the situation. I guess I better call one of the guys and tell them not to pick me up today. "Hey, Mom, you better call the school and break the news to them." Boy, I hate to ruin the day for them so early. Well, by now it's official. Mr. Brown will have counted me absent. If I were in school it would be time for Journalism. I can just see Miss Patrick going crazy wondering where her ace reporter is. Don't worry Miss Patrick, I']] have my copy ready. Time to take a nap; I have two free mods now anyway. I wonder if Miss Dugdale and Mrs. Eaton can run the library without me today? Oh, oh!! It's 11:00 o'clock. I slept through American History! Mr. Berghefer would never believe that I slept through one of his history classes. "Hey, where's Thiesen. I'll have to tell the Drake Choir not to come if he's sick tomorrow! " I can just hear Mr. Don Brown saying that, if I were sick and have to miss again tomorrow. Someone finally gets to pay Mr. Brown back for all the Chemistry classes we had to miss because of his sickness. I miss one day to his seven and he'11 ask why I'm behind! Last but not least I had to forfeit the honor of going to my award - winning American Government class. Mr. Larson gave Us a blue ribbon two weeks ago for class-of-the-week. What an honor! School's out and I'll have to miss work. What will they do without my friendly smile in every aisle? I've come to a conclusion. I'm just .too valuable to get sick. Too many people depend on me for so many reasons. It sure is nice to be needed like I am. BY MARY JEAN FITZGIBBONS Estherville will bold its First Annual Dog Sled Race for the Championship of Iowa this weekend. The event has already established Estherville as the "Dog Sled Capital of Iowa."'Apparent-'' ly it is a title we will hold for a long time without a serious challenge from any other community. In an effort to seek out information about the race and the nature of dog sled racing — Lfirst Interviewed the members of the Chamber of Commerce committee in charge of the event No one on the committee had ever witnessed a dog sled race before. In fact, just how the race came about is somewhat obscure. There are no printed rules on dog sled racing, at least In our. library, or in the local Chamber of Commerce. So I went to the encyclopedia and lo! — there was a quarter of a page on this exotic sport. First a description of the sled — here is what It said: The dog sled is used for transportation . in Artie regions such as Alaska, northern Canada, and Siberia. The sleds are usually made of wood and are from six to thirteen feet long and from 12 to 24 inches wide. They have either metal or wooden runners. The Bturdy, hardy dogs, harnessed to the sleds, can move over ice and snow easily because of their size and agility. Dog teams generally include from seven to ten dogs. Each team has a lead dog that guides the others. The encyclopedia also said that in parts of Russia, they race with a "troika" drawn by three reindeer. Well, I don't suppose we will see a troika drawn by three reindeer in Estherville on the day of the Great Race — but who would have thought that 500Husky dogs would ever be in town for a race??? So anything can happen! I guess the key word in the dog sled race is "Mush! " shout' ed by the driver at the dogs. That is supposed to get the dogs going. The driver also has a blacksnake whip which he uses very skillfully by whacking the lazy dogs in the posterior to give them a little encouragement. As you know, the race will be held along the Des Moines River. The course wil be 18 miles long for the class A races. Spectators will line the river bank to see the Huskies race by. iy consist of permitting the Mutts to view the Great Race, that is, the professionals, first. I can imagine the Mutts watching from the river bank, absorbing their training as the Huskies race by. Also, what if a few Mutts get •Wb'se"aincrta'Ke' out after the HUB-" kies? It will be noisy and exciting! So we will have 500 Huskies in town for the event. How many Mutts, I cannot even begin to guess. Of course, we start out with hundreds of local Mutts who apparently are qualified for the race, and it's anyone's guess as to how many out-oMown Mutts will show up. As of now, the lodging of the 500 Huskies and assorted Mutts is not going to be in any of the local motels. Of course, we have no stables, or other suitable lodging places, and the Police Dog Pound is totally inadequate. Rather, they are going to be "staked out" in a field near town. No qualified dog has been "debarked." So if it is a quiet winter day when sound travels—it will not be necessary topost signs to locate the dogs. The prices for the Great Race total $1,500. I could not learn what the prizes for the Mutt Race will be, but I can be sure that it will not damage any Mutt's amateur standing. So histroy is being made right here in Estherville. By all means, be at the river banktomorrow and Sunday. What do you think of that, sports fans??? Wrestlers to Fort Dodge The Estherville wrestling team will travel to Fort Dodge Friday to participate in the Class AAA sectional wrestling tournament. Teams represented are host Fort Dodge, Carroll Kuemper, Spencer, Lakes Conference Champions, and the runner up Midgets. The two top place winners in each weight class will then advance tothe district tournaments, which are also to be held at Fort Dodge Monday and Tuesday. Teams represented in the dis trict tournament will be Sioux City Heelan,'S.C. East, S.C. Central, LeMars, Atlantic, Council Bluffs, Harlan, Ames, Boone, Newton, Webster City, and the four teams included in the sectional. The two top place winners of the district tournament will then advance to the State Tournament in Des Moines Feb. 25 and 26. The wrestling will start at 6:30 p.m., for the sectionals, and the districts will be wrestled on Monday and Tuesday. BY RHONDA HANSON I met him when I was very small, and he made quite an impression. He taught me many things when I was a girl. He taught me how to fly a kite when the spring winds came. They would blow across the fields, and you could see the trees sway. I would hold the kite high above my head; he would run against the wind and, as soon as the kite was airborne fighting the wind, he would give me the string. There I would stand, feeling the pressure of the wind pulling on the kite. In the summer, he would take me for a walk in the country pastures. He explained to me how the wind would blow the seeds BB Team On Road Fri., Sat. BY LARRY THOM The Estherville Midget basketball team is on the road this weekend, traveling to Sheldon tonight and to Algona Garrigan on Saturday night. Sheldon is 3-9 in the conference and 4-11 overall, while Estherville is 8-4 in the conference and 11-4 in all games from plants and trees. Then God would bring the rain and sunshine, and seeds would grow into the beautiful trees and flowers we saw all around us. He told me how God used the sun to pick up the water from the earth and put it in the clouds so it could rain again, making the air fresh and clean. He was at least 30 years older than I, but a better companion no girl would ever want. He was a farmer in those days and spent many hours in the fields. He always seemed to find time for me. At times when we would walk through the pasture he would look at me and say feelingly, "girl, it's great to be alive." His enthusiasm would spread to me, and I'd throw my shoulders back and feel like a queen. Even today, when things go wrong or I'm tired and beat, I take a walk through the country pastures. As I grew older, he taught me to value my money. He admitted you need a certain amount to live, but money isn't the answer. Thero are many things more important. "If you can't use money to help others, it's no good toyou," he would say. "We are born with nothing and leave this earth with nothing. We're just passing through." "Don't ever envy the rich. They probably have more troubles than you'll ever have," he would add. You know, he was probably right. I'm one of the luckiest girls alive. I've got hundreds of blessings. Each morning when I get up, I say to myself what my childhood companion taught me: "It's a beautiful day, and nobody is going to spoil it." What a wonderful philosophy! You wonder why this man found BO much time for me. He won't go down in history as a famous man, but to me he is the greatest. You see, he is my father. New Students For Co-op Fifty-two students are now on the Co-op program. This is an increase of at least 8 or 10 more than last year. Mr. Fain, coordinator, stated that people have been calling him about jobs more this year than ever before. Six new students have just started on Co-op this second semester. They are Ken Behrens — Firestone, Bill Cook—Brad- Understanding Business Management, Choosing & Planning a Career, and Business Letters. The annual T & I Banquet will be held on April 10 and the field trip will be May 4 to Minneapolis, Minn. Biology Class Estherville will be trying to shaw & Short, Bruce Henningsen JJlSSeCtlTlS j. i I. i— j.1 ...1 «„i Stall* a 17Ovm JP, Urtmo Manmr ^-^ Drake Choir and Chorale The Drake Choir, under the direction of Allan Lehl, and Chamber Chorale, under the direction of Marion Hall, were guests at Estherville High School, Tuesday morning. Both vocal groups performed a number of selections in a concert for the high school Varsity and Sophomore Choruses. Approximately 55 Drake students sang in the Little Theatre. To conclude the concert, the high school Varsity Chorus and Madrigal each performed one number for the Drake vocalists. At the conclusion of the con- the the cert, lunch was served in high school' cafeteria for touring guests. Drake Choir and Chamber Chorale is now on its concert tour for 1972. Other area schools where they have performed are Belmond, Spencer, and Sheldon. Prom Band The Junior Class has picked the band for the up-coming Junior-Senior Prom. They have decided on the eight-piece brass band calledthe"YoungRaiders." get back in the winning col umn after losing its last two games. The Midgets last victory came on Jan. 21 against Sibley, 86-66. Estherville won the first game this season against Sheldon, 8347 with Bob Grems scoring 28 points, Scott Summa 12, and Doug Brandt 10. For Sheldon, Pat Kappes and Jeff Esbeck scored 10 points each. Bob Grems leads in team scoring with a 20-point average. Doug Brandt is second scoring 12 points a game with Wayne Hess third at 11 points per game. Probable lineups for the Midgets will be Wayne Hess and Joe Fitzgibbons at guard, Marty Groth at center, and Bob Grems and Doug Brandt at forward. For the Orabs, Jeff Esbeckand Jerry Reed will play at the guard position, Loren Kreykes will play at the center position, and Pat Kappes and Mel Wallinga will be at forward. Starting time for both games will be 8:00 with the preliminaries at 6:45, — Stall's Farm & Home, Nancy Ohrtman — Ohrtman's Plastering, Shawn Shaffer — City Mechanic, Charles Whitacre — City. Mr. Fain plans on teaching the following units during the rest of the second semester in Co-op class; Workers & Unions, Safety, Legal Problems of the Worker, Insurance and the Worker, This semester, the biology class of EHS is enjoying all the wonders of dissecting. Starting with the asscarus, a white roundworm, they have now advanced past the good ol' earthworm and will soon proceed to learn all the functions and parts of the crayfish. Calendar li 12 Sheldon basketball there Sectional wrestling at Fort Dodge Algona Garrigan basketball there 14-15 District wrestling at Fort Dodge 18 Spirit Lake basketball there 22 FFA Banquet 23 No school 25-26 District Individual Speech at Spirit Lake State Wrestling 26 FFA Sub-district here 28 Emmetsburg, Boys' District here The Inexperienced Skier! By all means, don't miss the "Mutt Race," for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 14, and for dogs of any age, size, race, color, nature of origin (or CREED???). If you believe the rules for the Great Race are obscure, you should try to find out the rules on the "Mutt Race." The rules for the racB will be worked out later, apparently on a day-today basis. At the present, they are what I have said — boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 14, a dog of some sort, and of course, a sled. I wondered about the training and coaching of the Mutts for their race. As I learned, itwillprobab- BY JAN BOHNSACK Because of the high spirit and enthusiasm created by the Estherville Winter Sports Festival, I thought it was my duty to get into the swing of the events. So, I decided to try my luck at skiing. I dug out an old, baggy pair of blue jeans, some long underwear, a 1952 letter sweater, an old army jacket, and 4 pair of knee socks. I felt quite prepared and bundled up when I left my house. Little did I know how embarrassed I would be when I eventually got to the slopes. Upon my arrival, I was amazed at the swarm of smaller children, anywhere from 2 to 7 years of age. Not one thing was missing in their skiing apparel. They each had the whole works: matching ski pants and coats, famous ski resort patches completely covering the arms of their jackets, and shiny skiis. I felt a little inferior in my step - in bindings, lace-up ski boots, and trusty blue jeans. But to add to my complex was their ability on the slopes. While I was getting up courage to go down the beginner's slope, these grade schoolers were just using it as a practice run to go on to the more advanced slopes! As I slowly and cautiously snow-plowed down the hill, they would weave in and out of the other skiers, smartly waving as they passed by. Naturally, the tow-rope was a it snap to them. Personally, frightened me to death! I was very upset each time I would wipe-out. Once, when I fell and my ski came off, I overheard one smart boy comment: "Hey, girl, what are you doing on the ground? That isn't how you skil" What could I say? There I was, sprawled out in the middle of the hill. And I couldn't even hit him—he only came up to my waist (and wore glasses! ) At the day's conclusion, I made a few decisions. I was completely snow-packed and bruised from falling down. But I have one advantage over this tiny generation — at least I can reach the phone and insert the dime when I need to call the ambulance to come and get me! INFORMATION CENTER! *• ARMY RECRUITER - 522i/i Central * AMBULANCE - Phone 362-2735 * CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Open 8:30-12, 1-5 Mon. thru Fri, * CITY HALL Open 8-5, Monday through Friday * COURTHOUSE - Open 8-4, Monday through Friday * DIAL A PRAYER - Phone 362-2828 *- DRIVER LICENSE EXAM. - City Hall, 8 : 30-4 : 30, Monday Only Kir FEDERAL BUR. OFINVES, --' Omaha, Neb., 402-348-1210 * FIRE DEPARTMENT Phone 362-3511 *- HELP FOR ALCOHOLISM Phone 362-2631 ifc HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL * Phono 362-2631 '# IOWA HIGHWAY PATROL - (Police Radio-Storm Lake) 732-1341. If no answer, (Spencer) 262-1424 ifc- PUBLllC LIBRARY '— Open 10-9, Monday through Friday, 10-6 Saturday |* MEALS ON WHEELS - Phone 362-4236 Between 9 & 10:30 a.m NAVY RECRUITER City Hall, 11-1 Wednesday only POLICE DEPARTMENT - Phone 362-3515 ttr ZIP CODE DATA Open 8:30-5, Monday through Friday • SHERIFF'S OFFICE Phone 362-2639 W SOCIAL SECURITYV - Every other Tuesday 10:30 a.m. 'till 12:30 Noort City Hall * WEATHER WATCH Phone 362-2666 FOR INFORMATION ON COMMERCIAL PRINTING CONTACT THE DAILY NEWS Debaters Win 4 At Iowa State "Wo knocked a few of them off," was the comment bytheEs therville debaters on the way home from the Iowa State University debate. The EHS debaters managed to compile a 4 win 8 loss record after meeting mostly highly rated teams. The negative team of Bill Rouse and Tom Pearson won 2 while losing 4. They were victorious over Iowa City West and Cedar Rapids Regis. They lost to Harlan and Bettendorf as well as to both Hoover and Dowling of Des Moines. Kevin Christensen and Mike Thiesen also had a 2 win 4 loss record on the affirmative side. They dropped debates to Spencer, Crosco, South Tama, and Davenport West. The affirmative team was victorious over East Des Moines and local rival, Lincoln Central. Speech Group Gets 1 Rating Well, the season is over! The Large-Group Speech contestants finished their season last Saturday at Spencer in the State finals of the Iowa High School Speech Association's Large Group contests. EHS was once again entered in 3 areas of competition. The One- Act Play was the only group to receive a "I" rating. Readers Theater and Choral Reading both received "II" ratings. All three groups had earlier received "1" ratings in district competition which allowed them to advance. Judging at state was done by a panel of three judges. Each judge gives each group a "I" for the best or a "II" or "01" in descending order. The three scores are then averaged out.