The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on March 6, 1971 · Page 2
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THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE SATURDAY, MAUCH 6, 1971 Every Breath YOU TakeCaren Simmons andSusanWal­ ker view the science fair entry of Linda Cheeke entitled, "Every Breath You Take" Friday afternoon at Tipton High School. •( .Staff Photo by Pat Cline) Stop Pollution Students took time out from classes Friday afternoon to visit the science fair which was on display at the Tipton High School gym. Among /'the many interesting exhibits was one entitled, "Stop Pollution", 1 entered by Pamela Ann Midgett, a fourth grader. (Staff Photo by Pat Cline) Water Pollutants j e « Smith, of the eighth grade, was among 87 entrants in the Junior Division of Tipton Science Fair this year. ("Jeff did a research study of the effects of water pol- .Iutants upon plants. (Staff Photo by Pat Cline) A NEW PLAN TO MEET COLLEGE COSTS New legislation now before Congress would offer a substantial tax break to each family agreeing to invest a part of its annual income in an earnings- producing fund which would grow through the years and would eventually be used to pay for the college education of its children. The money would cover tuition and living costs not covered by Government scholarships or other public assistance plans. • Just how many young people are now deprived of a college education each year solely because their parents can't pay the costs is hard to know for sure. It is estimated, however, that 100,000 high school seniors who are qualified academically for. college are locked out because "they can't swing the increasingly high price tag. Economists tell us that the value of a college education in terms of extra lifetime earnings is about $125,000. In today's complex world, let alone tomorrows, a college education is more than a luxury. It is the key to a happy,-successful life. The number of jobs for the unskilled and the semi-skilled shrinks every year, but the dc- .mand for qualified managers and professionals grows. Yet, the availability of a col lege education, in terms of its affordability, has Tailed lo keep pace with the growing need. In the past 10 years, for instance, tuition has gone up 7.7% at YaJe, 111% at Syracuse, 127% at Tulane, and 236% at Arizona. Estimates made by the U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare' for 1977 predict ah increase of 23.9% over the 1967 tuition cost for state colleges and 37.4% forprivatcly endowed "colleges. These increases reflect a 7-fold rise in the average college's operating expense over the past 20 years.' The average cost of a B.A. degree from an Eastern college how runs abbul $14,000 -pretty high fof.cven fairly well- to-do families. The problem of providing an education for two, three, or, four children at these very high prices is indeed a difficult one. .-What are we doing about it? Three approaches now being tried by the Federal Govern: mcnt have met with only moderate success. The Education Opportunity Grants program and the College -Work-Study program offer direct financial assistance, but generally only to students who can show that their parents are" practically broke, and then only .in a- mounls less than' SI,000 per student per year. The third approach., Governrrierit-guaran- teed loans, shifts theburden of tuition entirely from the parent to the student, who has to repay the loan after he graduates from college. Like-the first two approaches, -guaranteed loan programs are aimed primarily at thelow-incpme family, and suffer from the additional drawback of putting a heavy burden of debt on the student for a number of years. Existing Federal programs cover only 31% of the total financial college needs of students from families in the middle income bracket-averaging SS.359 in yearly income. Families averaging S5,549 yearly arc now eligible for aid thatJ'is 38% of their yearly college need. The situation is much.- better for the . lowest-income, "distressed" families, who are eligible for 94% of the total cost of college. ; To meet the needs of middle-income Americans more realistically, a bill now before Congress offers tax-deductible status for income paid into a college fund of the taxpayer's own choice on a yearly basis. The bill lays the burden squarely on the parents but, according to the bill's sponsors, it also makes it a lot easier for them to" carry -it. This'bill bears.the label HR-5, for House of Representatives Bill No. 5. HR 5's backers, including the man who introduced it. in Congress, Rep. James A; Burke (D-Mass.), the more than 50 other congressmen who have joined him as sponsors, and the Federation of State Associations of Independent Colleges & Universities, say that the plan would have the effect of stimulating the maximum utilization of family resources to meet the problem of systematically accumulating the money needed to meet the total or partial cost of college ed'ueati ons. ' They also point to the sue- . cess pf the Keogh Act, which; offers similar tax-deductible status for money invested an- - nually by self-employed , persons for their future retire- - ment — and the fact that col-.- lege and retirement are similar in one important respect-they both require expenditure of: substantial amounts of. money, during a period when income is" likely to be less substantial. According to the proposed plan, the method of. investment is left up to the family. Qualified investment channels for accumulation of the funds to. help pay cost of room, board, and tuition (which can be up Id 10 percent of annual salary or $500 per child with an overall maximum of $2,500 per year) include trusts, life insurance trusts, life insurance or annuity contracts, custodial agreements with banks, or Government ;bo_nds.; , ••,/I .r .the accumulated money \Ax not• used : for- the- •specified educational purposes, it is taxed to the family head as ordinary' income. Is the plan workable? The National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU), which originated it, says that it is. The sponsors of HR-5 are' urging all parents and other interested citizens to write their Congressmen and Senators to express support for it. According to a survey conducted by the College Entrance Examination Board of Northwestern University recently, less than 40% of.parents who ex- \ pect to have children in college in the future have any meaningful plan for meeting this emergency,and most of them greatly over-estimate the amount of Federal aid available to them. HR-5 seems to offer at least a reasonable solution. Germination Among the budding young scientists at the elementary sc. x>ls of Tipton was Sherry Atchley, a fourth grader .Who did a research-exhibit entitled, "Germination of Corn and Beans." She received a red ribbon for her entry. '•;.-•.'.'"' •• | - (Staff Photo by Pat Cline) Annual THS Science Fair By Kathy Heaton ; THS Teen Reporter The annual Science Fair, was set up for this year's festivities. There were 250 exhibits entered altogether, 34 being in the Senior Division. Students started setting up their projects before the start of school. Later in the day many varieties of. exhibits were present. Among those in the Senior Division were Jim York whose project was "Analysis of Sugar" and Jack Ross, "Analysis of Tobacco." • Jerry Acres, a freshman now at THS is listed in the Junior division. Jerry designed a computer again this year which is valued at approximately $300. The project is entitled "A Semi-Automatic Switching Computer." There were 87 Jr. High entries. I ' Sherry Atchley, a fourth grader, is one of the 129 elementary students who have entered projects in this year's fair.- Her project is | entitled "Germination of Corn and Beans". Thursday evening the projects were judged by requested Tipton citizens. Judges deter mine merit by appeal, originality, and write- up as well as many other aspects. The public was invited to view these projects Friday.: Awards were presented at 8:00 p.m. Friday evening. - - ' Home "Sweet Home-Sally Rosser is seen walking towards a side entrance to the Jr. High after attending an all day field trip to Indianapolis. There we. went to the Capitol and had a tour of the Capitol Building. Proceeding lunch we went to Allison. We then saw a film and explored the showroom answering questions handed put to us. (photo by Kathy O'Banion) GAA Plans For Basketball Game By Kathy Heaton , THS Teen Reporter The Girls Athletic Association met for-a business meeting Monday during'activity period. Plans to execute a . girls basketball game before the Has Been-Will Be game between the seniors and faculty members were discussed. It was agreed that the girls would volunteer to play. The "Sleep-Out" will be held March 15. This function has en an annual event for not oo many years but its popularity is rapidly growing. The girls bring records, record players, radios, curlers, bed rolls, guitars and whatever else they need to have a good time and stay all night in the high school gymnasium. Food and drinks are paid for by the' organization. Freshmen members of G.A.A. are usually initiated sometime during the course of ,the evening. ..' Each year G.A.A. has given a $100-200 scholarship to any senior girl. This year a $200 scholarship will-be given, but only to a senior girl who is a member of G.A.A. Friends were also alotted to pay for charms that will be given to the girls of the volleyball, badmitton and other organized teams. The organization has made tentative plans to have an evening Mary Wolverton, Tipton High School Girl's Physical Education student demonstrates split on "single horse or rail" and stays in position with assistance of classmates while camera Is being focused. This is a most difficult maneuver and Mary and several other girl physical ed students are adept in activating the split. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) of swimming at a rented pool in Kokomo. A "Play Day" to be held in. the High. School gymnasium has also been planned. -• All girls throughout the state who have obtained 350 points throughout the 4 years of membership in G.A.A. are eligible to receive a plaque as an award for their accomplishments. The ceremonies will be held at Bloomington, Indiana .this year on April 17. iMoney to cover these expenses was also alotted during the meeting. Monday evening the Intramural Basketball Championship was played between teams #1 & 2. Team #1 (Carol Coat, Julie Gunkel, Jama Meyers, and Kris Zehner) defeated Team #2 (Janie Burket, Jane Fettig, Becky Baxter, Given Baxter, the 5th player was absent) 74 to 75. Officials for the game were Bob Richardson and Bob Sullivan. A Lowng Cup/which measured 4 inches in height, was awarded to the winning team. Rotary Visits Lab The Tipton Rotary Club met at the Bowl-O-Drome Tuesday and visited the Tipton High School Intensive Business Laboratory. Miss Darlene Smith, Instructor stated they check with businesses as to the work being performed in their offices and then endeavor to teach those procedures. The students in Intensive Business Laboratory learn to prepare wills, make out Insurance claims and financial statements, thus preparing to become business secretarys. This proce-. dure of teaching has been used, for the last 3 years. - - Next week the Rotary will have,. ., . a film presented by Walter Yorfcra»M»uvers in safety and alsi on Snowmobiles. the activities. HOUSe Cleaningior Susie McComta (on ladder) and Debby Dave are busy cleaning windows, at Tri-Cehtral High School. The school windows were decorated.for the sectional and last Tuesday the Jr. Class helped clean the ^school windows. Charles Troxel. Tipton High Schoolj Boys Physical Ed student in "Spot Belt" being assisted ftrrbackHipand front flip exercises in class demonstration for 'camera this week. Assisting is G. ; ,, Guffey and Jack Davis. This belt is an aid for students to' learri Ives them confidence in beginning " (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) Ma V nerves jolted by nursery By JOAN HANAUER \F.\\ H>Kk (I PI) N.. one really understandstin - , meaning of the word rejection until she has ;heguii applying lo New V>rk C.ilv iiurserx schools. • • |- Personal rejection is difficult enough lik accept, hill ihe thought of schools'' turning down one's precious, precocious alimi.-l-threi-vear-old . is enough lo turn a mothers hair gra). as if it didn't have a •rood enough start alr.eadv in 11 1 a I direction. One begins this harrow' merry -go-round a full year lie- lore the little otic is lo attend. You ask around among friends ami neighbors, get magazines and hooks from the library and go through a proce.-s that makes college selection look like- a lark.- ' In past years, some'of the more exclusive private schools would refuse even to interview prospective parents' and children, 1 but in this inllation- recession period they have he- come less choosv. This allows the. parent the opportunity to .send her.chihl ID a school the family can't possibly afford, such as one of-Unless expensive ones,lhal charges ' $1,050 per year, plus 5351) for bus service. There is something a little disturbing about sending a: child to school for three hours a day and paying S'1,400 for : finger-painting arid allied skills. Drama Club Joins Forces With pioneer By Kathy Heaton THS Teen Reporter Members of the Drama Club have joined forces with the Pionj- eer Corn Company which will be beneficial to both. Because of the great amount of labor which will be needed by Pioneer this ! summer. Pioneer has asked that members of the Drama Club visit schools in this area speaking of the situation. This will also benefit the Drama Club members by giving them excellent opportunities to perform be fore large audiences. .Groups of 4 will be sent to such schools as Lebanon, Sheridan, Elwood, Westfield, Clinton Central, Highland, Frankton, and Noblesville. The following the schedule to be followed: Monday 1 p.m. Lebanon 456 act — Becky Rump, Risa Re nier, Susie Kincaid.SeamusHaV kins. . Tuesday 2 8 a.m. Sheridsn,. CI. Prairie all day — Ju ie Tucker, Lisa Baker, Paula Le$ g, . Steve Lirierode. : Wednesday 3 Elwood, all day 7 a.m. — Therisa Mitchell, Sheree Litteral, Camilla Hinshaw, ton McCullough. Thursday 4 p.m. Westfield J p.m. 4; 5, 6, act. — Jackie pa- vis, Patty Glass, Lu Ann Clour ser, Randy Johnson. Friday 5 7 a .m. Clinton cin- tral.all day — Rita Miller, Susie Barnes, Paul Adair, Karen . Nightenhelser. . March 10 7 a.m. Lebo lj 2, 3, 4, --. Julie Tucker, Paiula Legg, Lisa Baker, Peter Ritz. March 15 12 p.m. Lebo Jr. High 4, 5, 6, act. —. Anita Morrison, Becky Jordan, Toed Carter, Bill Reseigh. March 23 7 a.m. Highland and' Frankton all day — Karen Henderson, Beverly McFarland, Esther Stahly. Bob Padgett. March 29 7:30 Lebo Freshman -- Sandy Barnes, Ladema Strange, Chris Overdorf, Scott Sparenberg. March 9 Carmel Jr. High J6:30 a.m. — Susan Crume, Peter Ritz, Sandy Barnes, Chris Overdorf. March 26 Knoblesville 7.-30 all day -- Jackie Davis, Patty Glass, Lu Ann Clouser, Randy "Johnson. It alsu seems ironic lhat hlising. such a cixilroversia) si'ihjcct among the middle class. is[ rcadiU accepled h\ liiilli the poor'and the ver) rich - and am parents sending their child I) private nursery. school in New ^.ork had heller hi' verv- rich -or they will soon he verv | oor. Less, expensive are the church-run nursery schools, although one can still figure on spending § 1.1)00. including hus- ilig. Why not skip the whole thing? - Because all the other mothers in the area are ^ending I heir darlings, and there will >e no plavmales for. junior around the neighborhood pla\- rround. .When the applications conie Ki from nursery schools, there's u-small hitch-.- many schools waul • an application lee, usually' S 1.0, that is noii-returii- ahle even if junior is rejected. . iScxt step is mothers visit to the schoolj sometimes accompanied' by father if he's the type lo put up with that sort of thing. You watch one teacher, one assistant teacher aild one student teacher cope with' Mime lf> or .so little ones as ihe noise level rises. And it is triie that the children are doing things lhat many mothers won't allow at home because of the mess potential . walercolor .painting, clay modeling,, water play... At some schools you speak to the headiriis'tress. 'A I others you are asked to observe without disliirhing-or even speaking lo ^teachers and children. And youfeci pretty silly silling on chairs - created for three- year-old posterior.-.. Next stage v\t the next stage, presuming you'haven't already been placed on ihe di.-card pile, you return with viiiir'child. The teacher, licadmi-lres- and crew all are watching your little one. Iiisome casVs ihe. parenls go home glowing witli pride;- in others the household angel turn.- into a .-eh.nolhiiu.-e' demon bent-ott ili-.-trui-tion one minute and clinging lo mommy's knee.-tin-next. Then you go home to spend the 'next weeks wailirjg. This veiir- for the. first lime a number of nursery schools have haiuled together and agreed lo a .-ingle notification dale. In previous years you might be accepled quickly by your second choice school, then In- ill a. dilemma over whether to settle for second or hold out' for first-ami lake a chance on" a turndown. Hv what- arcane procedure the schools make, their judg ; merits, it is difficult lo -ay. particularly since they are seeing a child more than half a year before he' or .-be will attend. - " • One Factor, i- whether a sibling attend.- a particular .-chop! in thai ca-e hi- little brothers and sister.- receive lirst consideration. \tnong the . older, more pre.-lig'ioiis in.-li'- tutiou.-. whether M.ilrr or Paler alteiidcil al-o inaki'.- a difference. \l lea.-l among some ' ol the i-hiirch-relali'd lacilitie-. tin' family cliiinligoing. or lack ol same, comcsjnlo consiilera- tiou. Sex also rears its head. II its a big year for boy applicant-, your lillle girl i.- in. a good position.. Il its an all- girl vear. bo\ applicant- are in deiuand. National Honor Society Selects New Members By Bobbie Booth TCHS News Reporter National Honor Society held an initiation for the Juniors who had a "B" average or above. The very impressive ceremony was held in the auditorium and alt of the last six weeks honor role - students were allowed to watch. . Each of the officers went to the podium and gave a speech on what life is to us.. . -Then after the big "Candle of 1 Life" was lit by Dave Savage, the new members were then called on stage by Randy Salsbury president of Honor Society. Each of the new members held ' a candle and as his name was called off proceeded to light his .candle off of the "Candle of Life." Then a speech was given by Mr. Calloway, our football coach. ' Making "Courage" his main theme. He assured the new members that the hard work they : had put forth would well reward . them in the end. Tri-Central FT A Elects Officers By Mrs.-Ted Barrett . Windfall — The Future Teachers of America organization of The Tri-Central High School met Tuesday afternoon at the School Building. New officers were elected as follows: Kathy Legg, president; Velda Miller, vice president; Janet Miller, secretary; Terri Schwiernman, treasurer; and Julia Heater, historian. Plans were discussed of going to the State Convention held at the Arlington High School in In-, dianapolis on Saturday March 27. It was announced that the week of served as Future Teachers of A- mericaWeek. The members will hold a Teachers Tea and have a display. Julia Heater and Velda Miller were appointed on the committee to arrange thedisplay for the week. The group also discussed plans for several of the members to serve as cadets for the teachers at the Windfall Junior High School and the teachers at the Sharpsville School. Brenda Porter, Tipton High School Physical Ed student demonstrates walking on single rail or single horse and stops and holds position for camera with aid of classmates.Debbie Strong and Debbie Vair. All of these.exercises and maneuvers are activated in the Tipton High School Physical Ed Classes for both boys and girls. Too, Junior High School and Grade School Physical Ed classes are being progressively made more competitive and challenging. $taff Photo by Eldon Cage)

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