Daily Times Herald Dear Abby T7i r^ »rti/-\t-»T»»n •* EDITORIALS Saturday, April 13, 1974 Cultural Loss The Dallas Symphony Orchestra died the other day. After 75 years, this major symphony which weathered the Great Depression and many other lean times has folded up for lack of community support in one of our most affluent cities. This is an American cultural tragedy, though little note has been taken of it. The impact on Dallas itself is most evident, naturally. As William A. Payne wrote in the Dallas news: "That Dallas, which boasts of its business enterprise, should allow its symphony orchestra to run out of money at midseason is a black eye that the community will be a long time eradicating." Payne rightly speaks of this period as "dark days for the Dallas arts..." This traumatic event in the Texas city has far wider implications, however. It is, in the literal sense, portentous; it makes one look around and wonder where the lightning of community indifference to cultural values may strike next. There is no reason to suppose that what happened in Dallas could not happen in other communities as well. Symphonies, because of their costs of operation, have special problems. However, symphonies are not alone in finding it difficult to make ends meet. Dance and drama groups, too, generally find that box office receipts do not suffice and that for survival they must attract greater community and federal support. Such support will have to reach higher levels than at present in many communities if various performing arts organizations are to escape the fate of the Dallas Symphony. Nor is this solely a matter of generating contributions from potential corporate givers. Each of us must individually accept the idea that we too have an obligation to help make the lively arts burgeon in our community College Costs New figures on the rising cost of a college education again focus attention on the plight of the middle-income family when it comes to sending a son or daughter through school. The rich and well-to-do can afford it, though perhaps not without feeling some pain. Students from low-income families can get help. Those in middle-income families have less access to help and must shell out, often at heavy sacrifice for the parents. Figures compiled by the College Entrance Examination Board on the basis of a nationwide survey show almost a 10 per cent increase over last year's coTlege costs. It was found that at the average four-year private college in the coming year it will cost a student $4,039, which is 9.4 per cent above the 1973-74 figure. The corresponding figure for four-year public colleges and universities on the average is still a hefty $2,500. At some private universities the student's cost will leave even that average figure of $4,039 far behind. The figure for attendance at Harvard will be $5,700, at Princeton $5,825. It is evident that such inflated costs may cause difficulties even for the relatively affluent. For families with income too high to qualify for loans the other aid, but not high enough to take such an increase in stride, college costs of this magnitude present a severe problem. Doubtless not a few students thus situated will be forced to postpone or forego pursuing their education Don't Hurt Hostess — By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: Here are the facts: A lady was invited to adinner. party. While being greeted by her hostess, she saw a guest whom she had good reason to dislike intensely. She turned around and left immediately. We (her friends) are divided in our opinions. Some of us think she should have stayed and ignored the guest she disliked. Others say she was justified in leaving. What would you have done if had been in that situation? DIVIDED Abby you DEAR DIVIDED: Offhand, out of consideration for my hostess I'd probably have stayed and avoided the guest I disliked. But what I would have done cannot be used as a fair criterion. For that I would have to have walked for at least two miles in that lady's moccasins. DEAR ABBY: Please help settle a dispute between my husband and me. We've been married a year, and until last week everything was fine and dandy. Last Saturday night we were invited to a party at some friends' house. I bought myself a new dress for the occasion. It had a plunging neckline, and as I am sort of bosomy, it was a little revealing. I thought it looked good. However when I put it on, my husband refused to take me to the party unless I changed to something more conservative. Well, I refused, so we ended up staying home. I think my husband is wrong in dictating what I should wear. I am young and pretty and enjoy admiring looks from other men. Is this so wrong, Washington Notebook Abby? I could understand my husband's objections if I were too fat or old to wear a dress like that. He said he wanted to protect me from unwanted advances, and secondly, he wanted me all to himself; he doesn't want other men to see that much of me. What do you thinK of MAD AT MY HUSBAND DEAR MAD: Some husbands do not object if their wives wear revealing clothes, in which case, fine. But since your husband does — don't.! DEAR ABBY: We are members of a small junior college baseball team who are going through the same problem thousands of high schools and colleges are going through each year. The coach insists upon our getting our hair cut off at the ears and at the top of our collars. This is his first year as a baseball coach, and he expects us to sacrifice our hair for baseball, although this college offers no scholarships, and the tream agrees that they would give 100 per cent at all times. We can't see how the length of our hair can make a difference in how we play 'baseball we must have at least 15 guys out, and when a coach makes such stiff demands, it causes some guys to quite. This in turn hurts the schoors chances tor a winning team. What's your opinion, Abby? TALL CORN STATE DEAR CORN: I don't want to throw you a curve, but I'm with you 50 per cent. An athlete's hair should be short enough in front so it doesn't get into his eyes, but what goes on in the back should be his decision. CONFIDENTIAL TO CONCERNED IN TARENTUM, PA.: Your husband is 100 per cent wrong! Men can have 'oreast cancer. He should see a doctor about that lump in his breast at once. Published by the Students of Kuemper High School Vol. 11 No. 30 Not an Easy Task By Roy Cromley Cromley WASHINGTON (NBA) — Underlying Dr. Henry Kissinger's attack on NATO allies is one uncomfortable fact: West Europe does not exist. It was figment of the imagination of that idealist, John Foster Dulles, when he managed U.S. foreign affairs. The reality of Soviet imperialism and his own strategy of global politics, which requires five balancing world power centers, make it necessary for Kissinger to continue the myth. Unfortunately, Kissinger sometimes forgets the true state of affairs and believes the myth is reality. To put it bluntly, West Europe is little more than a group of uneasy, politically weak states, moving in assorted, uncoordinated directions. Agreement among the West European nations on political and economic questions is incidental. If one country in the group presses with sufficient vigor, then the others give in to keep it happy. But they are giving in, not agreeing. To date, France has been pressing the hardest, so France has been having its way quite frequently. Worse yet for Kissinger, in a practical sense there are no strong governments in West Europe. There are coalition governments, minority governments (as >" Britain) or other- BERRY'S WORLD "I'm not doing too well. I think I'll change into my shocking pink stretch jumpsuit and see if that attracts someone." wise unstable regimes. Their leaders realize they do not speak for the majority and thus most tread softly. They have neither the democratic power of the ballot to back them nor the tptalitarian power of the Communist dictatorships. It is impossible for Kissinger to negotiate with such governments the tough deals or agreements necessary to insure equality of the West against a determined, probing Soviet Union or the oil-rich Arab states, feeling their newfound power. These are the problems Kissinger refers to when he questions the "legitimacy of West Europe's governments." It is not the techinical or legal legitimacy which he questions, but the r.eal-world strength of these governments within their own boundaries and their ability to commit their peoples to daring progress. The realities also explain why Kissinger in essence goes it alone in confrontations or negotiations with Russia and in dealing with the Middle East protagonists. For Kissinger, seeing that he has no strong, determined allies to deal with, tends to ignore them — except as a backup for the policies on which he already has decided. Like diplomats a century and a half ago, Kissinger finds it more comfortable to negotiate with totalitarian or authoritarian governments. The decisions agreed to by them are laws because the man in authority is the law. By contrast, dealing with the West European countries is like dealing with so much mush. What Kissinger does not seem to understand is that the totalitarian governments, while able to speak with authority today, are even less reliable over the long haul in their dealing that the shaky West European cabinets. A Brezhnev, a Chou En-lai or a Middle East ruler may speak with absolute authority today. But the top man may lose his power tomorrow — or be forced to compromise with some internal clique. KHS Musicians, Singers Compete Daily Times Herald 508 North Court Street Carroll, Iowa Daily Except Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday and Veteran's Day, by the Herald Publishing Company. JAMES W. WILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor W.L.REITZ, News Editor JAMES B. WILSON, Vice President, General Manager Entered as second-class matter at the post-office at Carroll, Iowa, under the act of March 2,1897. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP dispatches. Official Paper of County and City Subscription Rates By carrier boy delivery per week $ 60 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties, where carrier service is not available, per year 120.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2 per year $23.00 All Other Mail in the United States, per year $27.00 The students who received a "I" rating at the state music contest in Council Bluffs last weekend gather for a group shot. YFU Message The Youth for Understanding program is now recruiting students to participate in the foreign exhahge program. The YFU offers a year-long program of study and life in a foreign country, placed with a participating family, and a summer-long program. Next to being born Finnish, Brazilian, or Japanese, the best way to know a country and its people is becoming a part of a second family. Becoming a member, if only for a short time, provided a uniquie perspective of the cuhure, customs, manners, and, ideas of someone else's world. This is what makes the difference and why Youth for Understanding feels so strongly about the living experience encountered by exchange students. The experience of living with another family is also.a; learning experience that cannot be found in books, as one exchange student discovered: "I am leaving, but I will never forget you and all the things we have learned together. I am sad to leave, because you really have become like a real mother and father to me; but I am also happy, because we walked together...! have grown and I hae learned, because you gave me the opportunity." Sharing in the life of another family as a Youth for Understanding exchange student is open to high school students between the ages of 15-17, and is available in many countries around the world. Seeing his own country through the eyes of others further enriches the student's experience, while at the same time he sees people, not monuments, geographical phenomena or political ideologies. . Over 43,000 students from 50 countries who have participated in the Youth for Understanding program in its 22 years have experienced a growing international awareness and often a new -awareness of their own country as .well. Both 'American students'living in (Hher countries and students from other countries who dome to the United States have accepted the challenge of pvercoming national biases, language barriers, and cultural diversities. Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, proved to be very busy and productive days for approximately 120 Kuemper students who competed in the state solo and ensemble music contest at Lewis Central High School in Council Bluffs. The contest included instrumental and vocal judging, both individually and in ensembles. According to Mr. John Mallett, instrumental director, there were 35 soloists and 26 ensembles competing from Kuemper. These students presented their selections for the judges who gave them a I, II, or III rating according to the following criteria: stage presentation, balance, diction, intonation, technique and accuracy. At the state music contest, Kuemper received a total of 7 I's. These were awarded to: Gail Reicks, piano; Dave Berning, cello; the violin trio; the violin duet; the flute quartet; madrigals, and the miscellaneous group of woodwinds. Second place awards were received by: Pat Jr. Scientists Win Hawkeye Fair Prizes The annual Hawkeye Science Fair was held at Veterans Auditorium, April 5 and 6. Twenty-two students from Kuemper competed. They were accompanied by Sr. Francis Xavier Seidl, Mr. David Koester, and Sr. Jean Kasperbauer. '"Superior" ratings were awarded to Judy Feilmeier, Gerard Gach, Becky Goetzinger, Mary Ann Halbur, Diane Casey, Mike Cawley, Jim Halbur, and Patricia Strautman. The students who received "excellent" raUngs were Dave Bruner, Sheila Heisterkamp, Brad Rieman, Raphael Rieter, Pat Staiert, Mike Templemeyer, Julia Tigges, Marilyn Tigges, Joan Gfe't'hn. Cathy Ludwig, Douglas Ricke, Ruth Wendl, Gayle Williams, and Karen Eich. A special seminar session was held Saturday morning.- The 15 students selected to present their projects orally, nine were from Kuemper. They were Diane Casey, Mike Cdwley, Jim Halbur, Patricia Strautman, Joan Grethen, Cathy Ludwig, Ruth Wendl, and Karen Eich. Pat Strautman won first place in the biological science seminar. Her presentation was entitled, "Control of Needleblight on Scotch Pine." She received a $25 savings bond for her efforts. Pat's project also placed second in all around biological science judging. She received a $300 scholarship for this. Ruth Wendl received second place in the biological seminar, for her presentation on caffeine. She received a $15 award. Diane Casey received $10 for her third place physical science seminar project entitled, "A Statistical Correlation of Body Lengths and Heights of High School Seniors." Additional awards were received for the "excellent" rated projects by the following: Judy Feilmeier, a transistor radio for her project "Can You Predict the Weather"; and an RCA tape recorder to Mary Ann Halbur for her project, ''Tdentification of Fibers," Gerard Gach, a transistor radio for his project entitled, "Does Freezing Kill Flies?"; a portable T.V. to Mike Cawley for his project, ''Multiple Memory Mechanisms"; and a $25 savings bond to Diane Casey for her project. Boy's Golf The Knights opened the golf season Tuesday with a meet at Ames. Kuemper lost to Ames. The Kuemper Golf Invitational is being played today at the Carroll Country Club. It is an 18 hole event with ten teams in competition. Girl's Golf The girls' golf team started their season with a meet against Carroll High, Wednesday. Thursday, the girls competed against Denison. The next event on the girls schedule is a meet with Coon Rapids on Thursday, April 18. Though only two letter winners returned this season (Diane Twit and Mary Ann Wernimont). Schumacher, Kathy Berser. Nick Sc.h.a.P.rnan.. Mark Montgomery , Carol Irlmeier, Tom Schrad, John Schreck, Jan Hoffman, and Theresa Neppl for vocal solos; Beth Roigle, piano; Geri Reinart and Martha Windschitl, flute;Ramona Simons and Monica Simons, violin; string duet; vocal duet, mixed quartet; and mixed double quartet. Mrs. Barbara Fletcher, vocal director, has been working hard with her students and feels they ouci a pretty good job. One thing she wishes were different is the fact that very few of the vocalists had previous experiences in contests which may have proved helpful in sorrie instances. The students were very optimistic. Junior Shelly Gradoville stated, "It was a new experience and I had a lot of fun." But Ann White just didn't have time to talk before the contest because she had to hurry to the band room to learn her sixteenth notes. Srs. Visit Legislature Four seniors, Greg Kennebeck, Kim Heithoff, Kris Menke, and Denise Snyder, visited the Iowa Legislature Wednesday, April 3 in Des Moines, sponsored by 55th District Representative Bill Ferguson. They were accompanied by Fr. Donahoe, Kuemper High School's superintendent. During their visit, the four students met^with sjeyeral members of the legislature, including Representative Ferguson and his wife, 28th District Senator Karl Nolin, Lieutenant Governor, Arthur Neu, and a lobbyist, Carolyn Thomson. "The trip was educational and all that, because we got to see something of how the Iowa government system actually works, but I honestly can't see how the legislators can take it, listening to all those hours of debate. I enjoyed it for the first few hours, then it started to get a bit tedious," said Greg. The issues being debated in the legislature were the proposed establishment of a department of transportation, and the proposed allowance of 65-foot doublebottom trucks on state highways. "The debate went on for hours," Denise reported, "and it was kind of fun to watch the legislators. Because of the informal rules, they have to be super-polite and controlled at all times, even when the debate gets hot. All the activity in the hall looked confusing, though; pages and secretaries were tunning around with stacks •of papers, and the representatives always looked like they were trying to do five other things besides listening to the debate." None of the four would comment on the number of times they ran to the top of the capitol building, a popular diversion of visiting students. The highlight of the trip, according to all four of the travelers, was the journey itself, "Fifty-five miles per hour made it really last, and the music of KCIM increased our pleasure along the way," recounted one. But a-close second to this thrilling aspect of the trip was the lunch at a nearby cafeteria. All four agreed it was comparable to what they missed at noon back at school. "The food we got was terrible — and the cooks yelled at me!" lamented poor Greg. faster Bunny's Problems By Kathy Sibbel Once again it's the season of the year in which hearts are young and gay, spring is in the air, and Easter is on its way. It's the time when people, both young and old alike, anxiously await the arrival of the ever-popular Easter Bunny. Today I have the pleasure of talking with this noble creature, this great rabbit among rabbits, the one and only Easter Bunny. "How are you Mr. Bunny," I started out. "How is the holiday business coming along this year?" "It does have its drawbacks. First of all, many people have the misgiven idea that the Easter-egg business is a cinch, but let me tell you, it's not. There is a lot more work and responsibility in this holiday work than you think. If Sports Briefs j Coach Jeanne Spieler is "optimistic." Girls' Track The girls' track team participated in their first meet Monday in the Carroll-Perry-Kuemper Triangular. The Knights placed third with Carroll in first and Perry in second place. Thursday, the girls traveled to Fort Dodge Public. Their next meet is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, when they will take on Boone here. you don't believe me, just ask Santa, he knows what I mean." "What actually is the problem?" "For one thing good help is hard to find, and I think I've found about the worst. Some can't even tell a goose egg from a billiard ball. They're some pretty dumb bunnies. And that's only half of it. I've got a bunch of fussy old hens who are always bugging me for higher pay. They don't just work for chicken feed anymore. They're even threatening to go on strike." "That could be disastrous for you." the people this year, are you?" "Right. I guess I'd have to settle for billiard balls then." "Honestly speaking, you're not planning on disappointing "Of course not. I wouldn't think of it. I might be a little late, though, with the speed limit being lowered. Besides, I'm not as young as I used to be. It's kind of like having your own energy crisis. But, I'm planning on making the rounds as usual, even it it takes me until the Fourth of July. Better late than never, you know." There he goes, the great Easter Bunny. Isn't he a truly wonderful character? Eggs-actly. HONOR ROLL Honor roll corrections; 3.8-Marian Herbers, 3.5-Joan Hoffman, 3.2-Janet Kelso.
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