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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Saturday, May 25, 1974 Tribute to Men Those from early middle age upward find the name "Memorial Day" still strange upon the tongue. To them, the holiday was long familiar as "Decoration Day." It was just 106 years ago this May 30 that Decoration Day first was observed, by order of Gen. John J. Logan, commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Three years, plus little more than a month, had passed since the end of hostilities of the War Between the States. A nation was still nursing the long-to-heal wounds of civil war. Decoration Day was just that — a day to decorate the graves of loved ones lost in battle — and of others, friend and foe alike, who perhaps had no one to mourn them. Today, Memorial Day marks the tribute the nation pays to the dead of all its wars — tribute by family, friends, military, patriotic and civil organizations. But there is a very special tribute paid by every person — even those who give no heed to the significance of the day — a tribute that the men who are gone would surely appreciate. It is the existence of a vital, growing, busy people, taking the first of their three great summer holidays. It is the picnicking, the working in the yard, the motoring, swimming, eating, laughing, loving, lazing, snoozing, long weekend of a people greeting a new summer with all the diverse energies and preferences that characterizes their approach to the hardworking days of the year. It is for these things, this life, this very existence, that we are indebted to those who have gone. Somewhere along the way of this holiday, find a quiet place — your church, a corner of a field where fence and woodland join, a place in your heart — and spend a moment in remembering. They would be pleased. Ever Adversity Speaking of Americans' confidence, or lack of it, in their major institutions in general and business in particular, one businessman is determined to do something about it — so far as positive thinking can help, at any rate. Warren M. Pace, president and chief executive officer of Richmond Corp., a Virginia- based financial services company, has. announced that part of his firm's 1974 advertising budget will be devoted to showing that "hardship and controversy are part of our American heritage. So is overcoming them." One advertisement sponsored by the company lists 119 "great and not-so-great moments in American history," ranging from the harsh first winter in Jamestown 1607 through all the nation's wars and crises to the more freshly remembered winter of the 1973 energy crisis. The rationale behind the campaign, says Pace, is twofold: "First is the message itself. Each generation of Americans has been confronted with problems and discouragement. Today's generation is not unique in this respect, but there are those who would have us believe that our nation has never faced problems of such magnitude before. "Equally important, we want to illustrate that American business is deeply concerned over the social, economic and political difficulties facing our nation. With its traditionally positive approach, business can do much to counter the efforts of the purveyors of despair." Unfortunately, the "purveyors of despair" don't need to dig back 366 years to come up with a list of not-so-great moments in American history. There was a surfeit of them in 1973 alone and this year promises no shortage. But as the message shows, Americans are no strangers to adversity, and the pessimists have a job cut out for themselves to prove that we have lost our ability to overcome it. Viewpoint Barbs Sees Nothing Wrong By Kay Cromley Carroll Hi-Recorder Published by the Students of Carroll High School V»l, Carroll, Iowa, Daily Times Herald, Saturday, May 25, 1974 No. 34 We are all ideal.ists — Republicans. Democrats. Independents, conservatives, liberals and middle-of-the-roaders. It is essential for us to believe we are led by men of high standards, however they may act. When we look at the soul of a president, as revealed in his private conversations, and find repeated evidence of self-serving pettiness and a lack of.principle.with no offsetting hint of human concern for others, we all stand a little less tall. We will tolerate a certain amount of financial dishonesty — but not cynical amorality or a lack of sensitivity to what is considered decent. We are shaken when a leader lacks moral courage when'faced with a crisis. Watergate now is not the matter of first importance, nor what constitutes grounds for impeachment. What is of preeminent concern is whether Mr. Nixon, can do his job in light of how we see him now since he has given us his thoughts on thousands of feet of tape. Will he be able to attract first- rate men and women to office and hold them? Two of my close friends, both loyal, life-long, high-echelon Republicans, have recently refused tempting White House posts. Will he be able to lead the federal bureaucracy, difficult for all Presidents even in the best of times? Will he have that cooperation from Congress necessary for the proper exercise of government? In this country, the ability to lead and to enforce the law depends not on Put your best foot forward and the auto ignoring the pedestrian signal will run over it. If the boss would play golf instead of working at it he'd be less grumpy after a game. The easiest way to go on vacation is broke. Planning a vacation is all we're going to be able to do about it this year. - -\ .".-.. ' •.'-• '-- . •' When reaching for success, don't step sideways or you"ll fall off the ladder. power, but on our willingness to follow. This is true whether we are discussing the President, the Supreme Court, Congress or the Constitution itself (witness the failure of Prohibition). The question thus is has Mr. Nixon lost his power to govern? I believe the published private conversations of Presidents Roosevelt, Kennedy or Johnson might well have been equally appalling. But these men are gone. We are dealing with the only President we have. (The morals of an Edwa'rd M. Kennedy will be a legitimate issue in 1976.) Particularly bothersome are reports Mr. Nixon originally ordered these tapes made to preserve for posterity firsthand knowledge of what went on in the White House in his administration. Also, that Mr. Nixon issued these transcripts publicly in the belief the American public would find in them justification for his actions. These decisions indicate Mr. Nixon does not see in his conversations the deviousness apparent to others. It was a similar lack of sensitivity to what the average man thinks of as basically decent that the state of Maryland found most lacking in former Vice President Spiro Agnew. It was probably the principal reason for his disbarment. If a man's thoughts are wrong and he comes to realize they are wrong and then disavows those thoughts, there is hope. If a leader cannot recognize when his views are morally warped, we have real problems. 6 Le Tour de France' is French Party Theme Learning Humanity "Le Tour de France" was the theme of the annual French Party. The party was held in the Home P"c room Thursday, May 16. The opening of the program was a bicycle race between freshman students. They were each sponsored by French II students. Roxanne Ohde was the grand winner of the race. The master of ceremonies Julie Teague ajid Cliff Stroh were the judges. Next the students dined on quiche lorraine, hors d-oeuvre, ommesde terre deux fois fournees, legunes mixtes, haricots verts aux champignons, asperges au fromage, broccoli en casserole, salade en gelee, pain francais au berre d'ail. et du vin. The French I students presented a skit entitled "A First Visit to Paris." The characters were: An American girl — Kristin Petersen, Information — Seniors Tell Plans From a survey done by the Hi-Recorder, the following information about the senior class plans was obtained. We regret that more did not respond to the questionnaire. Nicole Petersen, Conductor of the Taxi — Anne Marie Conrad, Clerk — Annette Ohde, Bellboy — Brigitte Darveau, and Narrator — Andria Hansen. The French II students skit, "The Sensational Streaker" was not quite what it sounds. The announcer was Angele Millender, Ethel was Babette Teague, Jean Luc Stroh played the husband of Ethel, the client and spectator were Therese Blincow. Kristine Geselle. The Sensational Streaker was played by Deb Onken (who streaked in long Johns!) "The Pretty Girls" was the title of the three French III students. The musician was Veronique Skinner, the singer, Angele Sheehan, and the dancer, Sofie Peterson. Mrs. Leo Fitzpatrick was the honored guest. Miss Dorla Hill and Miss Sandra Marsh, French teacher, were also present. By Lew Koch Summer vacation is just about here and adults out for a pleasant evening's drive will be able to see groups of high school students standing around the corner, sipping beer or wine, puffing on marijuana or popping pills, just killing time because there isn't much else for them to do. The kids of Rapun Gap. Georgia, have left the street corner. In 1967 English teacher Eliot Wigginton suggested his high school students publish a national folklore magazine. "Foxfire" was born. So. too. was student involvement with previously ignored older relatives and backwoods people who were intimately familiar with things their children and grandchildren had forgotten: how to build a log cabin, snake lore, what plants are edible, barrel making, weaving. With community-adult support "Foxfire's" circulation grew from 600 to 5.000. "Foxfire" books have sold over a half-million copies and the Appalachian heritage that might have been forever lost has been firmly captured by young high school students. Because students have absolute control and responsibility for the editorial as well as the business side of the magazine, students at Rapun Gap will have a lot to do this summer. In the summer of 1971, some high school people in the Bronx, New York, also had little time to stand around the corner. They were busy administering 3.000 lead poisoning tests to local ghetto children, trying to convince distrustful parents that their children had to be tested and perhaps even treated. Working under adult medical supervision, these young people, many of them dropouts, were trained to take accurate and complicated medical information — sometimes in both Spanish and English. Inspired by their success, many of the young people considered returning to school to become paramedics, perhaps even doctors. These are two examples from among the more than 800 such youth-community involvement programs on file with the National Commission on Resources for Youth (36 West 44th Street. New York, N.Y. 10036.) The Commission is prepared to set up a program in your community which will offer challenging and meaningful tasks for young people, tasks which, in fact, are of real service to the community. "Foxfire" in Rapun Gap continues today. The Community Medical Corps in the Bronx does not. But the fact remains that an organization exists which is prepared to provide young people with an opportunity to do something more than just stand around the corner and kill time. All adults have to do is write for information. The kids can do the rest. Reader's Letter To the Editor: (and to the citizens of Carroll County): Would YOU like to have a personal part in the conquest of cancer? You can help, if you care. Of the more than one million Americans now under medical care for Cancer of one kind or another — of the approximate 400,000 Americans who Daily Times Herald MM Niirlh I'mirl Street , Ciirrnll Inwii ;. U-nU l-.Mcpt Suntla\s and ilnlidays nlhvr thiin Washing- Inns Utrlbtla\ .mil Veterans l)n\. by the llrnild Publishing Cimtpam JAMKSW WILSON. I'ubltshrr IIDWAHliU WILSON. Kditnr W I. KKITX.. Nrws Kditur .IAMKSII WILSON. Vice 1're.siilcnl (ieneral ManaHtT Kntcred its sennit! class niiitliT iit thr piisl-office itl Carmil Invtii under Ibc act nl Miirch2, IBM? Member nl the Associated I'rcss The A.s.surialed I're.ss i.s entitled exclusively to tht' use for republicaliun uf .ill I lie lm-.il news printed in this nvwspaprr ,is well as M Al 1 dispatches * olfii-i;il I'iipcr <il Count) andc'ity Subscnplinn Kali's l\\ r.inier bm ilebverv per week % GO IIV MAIL 1'arntll CmmU anil All AiljiimniK 'mini les where e.irner ser \ ice s mil .uailahlc pel v ear $2000 lit Isitle nl I'ai mil anil AdjoiiniiK 'utilities in /ones I and 2 per ear . . »3 W Allntlier Mailinlbe I'mlci! Stales per veal SB W will die from cancer this year — or, if not this year — of the 1 in 4 of all Americans now living, who will one day contract cancer, until the cure is found — will one of them be you or a person dear to you? The obvious answer is yes. Cancer today is the second leading cause of death of all Americans — second only to heart, which, however, includes its highest rate among older persons — whereas the horrible and painful disease of cancer kills more school children than any other disease as well as more women even below the age of 55 — than .any other,cause! How can YOU help? Of course, your contributions to the crusade are important — but even MORE important than dollars is the personal participation of those persons associated to carry out the programs of the American Cancer Society. Our Carroll County chapter will have its second quarterly meeting of the year on Tuesday night, May 28th at 8 p.m. in the cpurt house basement meeting room. This is an invitation to YOU — to join us — in Carroll County. No matter where you live in the county — We need your help!! Everyone can do a little — If you would like to help wipe out cancer in your lifetime — think of the wonderful feeling you will have when that great day comes. Then come to our Chapter meeting on May 28. You will be most welcome. Louis Schoofs, chapter chairman Dave Becker — Iowa State — undecided major and future plans. Deb Dudley — plans to live with sister in bioux Kails, South Dakota. Karen Hansen — Morningside College — major in elementary and special education — plans to be an elementary teacher. Pam Jung — University of Northern Iowa — major in physical education and recreation plans to work in a YMCAorthelike. Jill Krogh — University of Iowa — major in theatre or elementary education —plans to do small stage acting or be an elementary teacher. Jeri Krogh — University of Iowa — major in psychology — plans to be a clinical psychologist. Cindy Morlan — Des Moines Area Community College the Carroll Extension — plans to be a licensed practical nurse. Kev Niceswanger — Iowa State — major in history — plans career as an Army officer. Maureen Ohde — Morningside College — major in music education — plans to be an elementary music teacher. David Olson — Iowa State — undecided major and future plans. Deb Osborn — University of Iowa — undecided major and future plans. Randy. Petersen — Iowa State — major in veterinary medicine — plans to be doctor of veterinary medicine. Vicki Porath — plans to be an airline stewardess. Jacque Ruchti — plans to be married. Kerry Sides — University of Northern Iowa — major in history — plans to be a teacher. Tad Skinner — Iowa State — major in physics — plans to be a doctor or a physicist. Cindy Sunderman — Iowa State — major in education — plans to be a college advisor. Becky Thede — Morningside College — major in nursing — plans to be a registered nurse. Cindy Klindt — plans to attend Boone Extension of Des Moines Area Community College, for an executive secretarial course. Julee Evans — plans to attend University of Iowa or Iowa State, and major in physical therapy. Barb Lawler — plans employment at the Pizza Hut. Linda Onken — plans to work at St. Anthony Hospital. Beverly Boell — plans to attend C.E., to take a secretarial studies course. Deb Richardson — plans to attend Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cheryl Day — plans to attend Hope College in Michigan to study liberal arts. Stanley Stanzyk — plans to major in physics at Iowa State University. Jeff Petersen — plans to attend Iowa State, to major in physical education. Mary Lambertz — plans to be married. Dan Sheehan — plans to attend Iowa State University. Byron Finch — plans to attend Iowa State University-. • Tim Fredrickson — plans to attend University of Iowa, in lowaCitv. Band Plays at Orange City On May 17th the CHS Marching Band journeyed to Orange City to the annual tulip festival. The members surveyed the caravan at 8:30. in front of the school. It consisted of one chartered bus, one school bus, and one station wagon with a trailer. Band members took their seats in the respective vehicles and headed toward Orange City. After several hours of travel and numerous card games, the orange water tower loomed in the distance. The band arrived intact. The CHS band then swarmed the streets of Orange City, looking for food. After finding that most of the restaurants and cafes were full, they hit the concession stands which were selling hot dogs. The band wandered around the various shops and Windmill Park until 1:30, at which time they returned to the bus and donned their uniforms for the 2 : 00 parade. After the warm-ups the band finally lined up and the parade began. As it progressed the rain fell, and did not let up until the end. Once again the band roamed the business district of Orange City. At 6:30 the band lined up and readied themselves to march again. The rain fell again, just as the parade was coming to an end. The band rushed back to the bus and headed toward the blue-green water tower of Carroll. THE VARSITY CHEERLEADERS, from left to right, front row: Becky Blincow, Gloria Grundmeier, and Janet Haynes. Back row: Beth Peterson, and Tami Marquardt. Absent from the picture is Cindy Baumhover. THE JUNIOR VARSITY cheerleaders, from left to right, front row: Lori Harmening, Jean Grettenberg, Kathy Keffernan. Back row: Bev Fuller, Holly Evans. Absent from the picture is Pam Tenold. Cheerleaders Are Selected Cheerleaders for the 1974-75 football season were selected last week by the Student Senate and senior cheerleaders. The varisty squad is: Beth Peterson, Janet Haynes. Cindy Baumhover. and Gloria Grundmeier (substitute), all seniors; Tami Marquardt and Becky Blincow, both juniors. The junior varsity squad chosen: freshmen. Holly Evans, Lori Harmening, Bev Fuller, and Jean Gretttenberg (substitute); sophomores Pam Tenold and Kathy Heffernan. Both squads plan to attend cheerleading clinics this summer. Tiger Talk By Jerry Fleshner The boys' and girls' state golf meets are both being held today. Two boys. Dan Sheehan and Jerry Dent linger, qualified in the district meet. They compete today in the state meet at Iowa City. Dan Sheehan shot a thirty-five and a thirty-nine to place second in district, while Jerry Dentlinger took third place with rounds of thirty-eight and thirty-seven. A total of 110 golfers will be competing in the meet for the class A championship. Coach Bill Evans was quite happy with the season, saying it was one of Carroll's best in recent years. He also stressed optimism for the next year's team, emphasizing the youth of this year's team. The girls' team also had one member, Holly Juergens, who qualified for the girls' state, also being played today at Charles City. Holly made it to state by qualifying. There will be twenty-four girls competing, of these Holly had the second best qualifying score. The team finished one stroke behind Heelan. who is going to state. So the team missed by only one stroke of possibly going to state this year. Briefly... Thanks from the whole student body to Mr. Fair for the great, relaxing afternoon on May 2! Just about time for another Swing Show, the music department should be able to whip one up in no time! Congratulations to the varsity boys' golf team and their coach. Bill Evans, for wrapping up the conference championship last Tuesday. First time CHS has won it since 1963!