The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 24, 1966 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 24, 1966
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THE HOLLOW MEN Over forty years ago, In 1925, a brilliant English poet, T. a Eliot, composed one of the greatest poems of our age, "The Hollow Men." Written in a time when many young writers were seeing life as empty and meaningless, Eliot's masterpiece vividly pictures its object by beginning, "We are the holfow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw ..." Eliot used this poem to attack this attitude by showing these writers as the inhabitants of the abstract world of purposeless life forever waiting for the freedom that will come with deaili. Today, forty one years after, Eliot's philosophy is still pertinent for, with all its opportunity, the world has yet to rid itself of tfeese "hollow me&." You don't have to look far to find these "hollow men." You have read about a group of these leading the "movement" for "greater student freedom" on college campuses across the,, country while offering no reasons or terms of settlement for their actions. Let us determine what this "hollow man" is. He's the fellow who has set no goals for himself to live by. Having no purpose for life, he consequently has no reason to live. Examples ? He's the magazine writer who has termed life as just a "rat race." He's the bearded prophet of doom who offers no means of avoiding destruction. He's the one who wants the United States to pull out of Viet Nam and yet offers no solutions for the problem. He's that character who never tried on his semester examinations because he knew he'd flunk anyhow. In short, he's the fellow who, convinced he's a failure, fails. There is a good punchline that says, "They said it couldn't be done, so I didn't even try." Are you a "hollow man?" We hope not. If you are, our advice for you would be to develop a purpose for life and then sit back to enjoy life for a change. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I Music Man Successful, Three Nights As the curtain fell at about 10:30 Monday night, "The Music Man" was relegated to history as the seventh annual Garrigan operetta. The Meredith Willson classic, which won the acclaim of many a Broadway critic eight years' ago, finished with well rounded applause in Garrigan's gym as the entire cast came out for a curtain call. The director was John Sterba, who was assisted by Sister Mary Ignatius, P. B. V. M. and Sister Mary Virginia Marie, P.B.V.M. Those who attended the three performances were treated to two and a half hours of sparkling entertainment. * * * The Music Man was Professor Harold Hill, a glib-tongued, fast- footed, woman-chasing rascal of a travelling salesman from Gary, Indiana, whose specialty was the sale of band instruments, uniforms, teaching material and his own instruction. Hill, on the run from the other salesmen who were out to expose him as a phony, elected to drop in on River City, Iowa, a small river town peopled by folk straight out of Grant Wood's famed painting, "American Gothic," who are high-minded, self-righteous and stubborn. Using an unending stream of fast talk, Hill charmed the stony faced lowans into reaching into their cookie jars and mattresses to provide the capital for formation of the "River City Boys' Band" and at the same time played a successful game of cat- and-mouse with the members of the school board, who, sent by Mayor Shinn, are out to learn his credentials for teaching music. In the meantime, feeling a need for more followers, Hill turns his attention to the pretty, local librarian, Marian Paroo, who, in the estimation of the local gossips, was a of hussy for allowing such ». ;y authors as "Chaucer, Rabelais, and Balzac" to remain on the library shelves. As the plot thickened Charlie Colwell, a grudge-bearing salesman out to expose the Professor as a fake, came to River City to enlighten the town folk. As the molasses and down were collected, even the urging of friends Marcellus Washburn, Marian and Wlnthrop Paroo failed to get the mildly reformed Pied Piper of River City to leave. The climax came when, back to the wall, Professor Hill was forced to give a concert of his untrained band and, to the pleasure of all but Charlie, the boys came through. * * * Portraying Professor Harold Hill was Robert Nichols. Marian Paroo was played by Victoria McGuire. The remaining of the cast was as follows: Mayor Shinn - Dennis Besch; Marcellus - William Obrechtj Winihrop - Kenneth Fuchsenj Charlie Colwell- John Hamilton; Mrs. Paroo - Mary Jo Becker; Oliver Hix - Francis Hildmanj Ewart Dunlap - Michael Lickteig; Jacey Squires- NormanBormann; Olln Britt - Thomas Fuchsen; Tommy Djilas - Jim Gengler; Mrs. Shinn - Florence McGuire; Zaneeta Shinn - Patricia Loebig; Amaryllis - Barbara Stoffel; Gracie Shinn - Nora Nurre; Constable Locke - Gerald Borman; Conductor - Neil Nurre; Traveling Salesmen - John Dahlhauser, Glenn Elbert, John Traveling salesmen who opened the "Music Man" are Glen Elbert, John Dahlhauser, John Schneider, jjteven Walker, John Forbes, Robert Nichols, Eugene Lickteig, Gerald Donald Fickbohm, and John Hamilton. Hobscheidt, Forbes, Donald Fickbohm, Gerald Hobscheidt, Eugene Lickteig, John Schneider, and Steven Walker. Townspeople - Thomas Arend, Jane Arndorfer, James Becker, ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Dtf«••••••••••• Thursday, Feb. 24, 1966 igh School Star •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••i From the Armchair by Patrick B. Crawford District tournament time is here again and, as many an area fan already knows, the best contest of our district will come in the first round. That'll be next Monday night at 1:30 in the Garrigan gym as our Golden Bears take on the mighty Bulldogs of crosstown rival, Algona High, for what could be the ticket to State. - o The Bears, (15-4) have spent this season proving to the opposition just why this is the best Bears team to come out of GHS. Using all legal means to overrun any opponents barring their way, the Bears have averaged 69.1: per game offensively and 62,6. per outing defensively. Rebounding, the Bears have combined height and muscle to run up an average of 40.2 per contest. And, although no official figures are available, it's pretty definite that they averaged less than forty per game. - o- Tops for the Bears and soon to prove the top defensive assignment for the Bulldogs is junior ' forward Dick Muller, "Moose", owner of the school one-game scoring record for one player (35 - against M. C. Newman), has canned 324 points this sfl»- $on. in 19 games to run up an average of 17.1 per outing. After "Moose" comes center Don Potthoff, who is averaging 14.0 in the same 19 games. Close behind is Bill Reding, who has canned an average 13.8 per contest. - o How do we stack up with AHS ? I had the good fortune of getting to see big Dale Teeter tie the school's one-game scoring record of 45 points as the Bulldogs pasted Clarion by a score of 97-68. The Bulldogs, currently No. 5 in N. W. Iowa according to the Associated Press, have also compiled Impressive statistics during the regular season en- route to a 16-2 won-lost record. Offensively, the Bulldogs have averaged 67.8 per game to a 55.2 per game defensive average. - o Teeter, who was the darling of the State Tourney two years ago as a sophomore, seems to have the itch to go again. Presently hitting at a 24.7 per game clip, Teeter also has an excellent chance of being named first team All-State. Teeter, however, is not only a scorer (in spite of the fact that he hit 16 of 25 field goal attempts and 13 of 15 free throw attempts when I saw him) but also a top-notch rebounder. Against Clarion, big Dale took in 20 of them which, I understand, is average for him. - o - Superior ratings in the CYO speech contests included, left to right: Mary Kay Miller, Mary Jean Mertz and Janice Thul. Standing: Mary Reding, Michelle Erpelding, Steven schuller, <Mary Bray, Gary Loebig, Kathleen Elbert and Connie Bormann. Two years ago, when Howie Stephenson took his Bulldogs to Des Moines for the State Tournament, he sported one of the best all-round teams in the area. Although his team this year does resemble their predecessors of two years past, there is a difference. But not much. In '64, the Bulldogs had a starting lineup of 6-5 forward Sig Wood, 6-2 forward Brian Espe, 6-1 center Bmce Sundet, and guards Steve Hardy and Gary Naylor. That team specialized in a "two-minute explosion" where all you could see was galloping Bulldogs pumping in the points. Today, they have Teeter and hot-shot Danny Merryman at forwards, muscular Dave Walker at • center and juniors Tom Claude and Craig Espe at guards. This team does not, I discern, bother with the "explosion." Instead, they just plain score more than their opponents from the start. - o- An interesting sidelight to the Bear-Bulldog series is the fact that the Bears have taken the first and third contests while dropping the second and fourth. Thus, if the pattern continues, the upset will be ours. - o Mardi Gras Held Tuesday By Jeanne crotty & Susan Elbert Planning the annual Mardi Gras dance, held February 22 are: Margia Froehllch, David Skilling, James Fickbohm and Jeanne Crotty, The annual Mardi Gras dance was sponsored by the sophomore class, Music was supplied by the Accents of Emmetsburg with dancing from eight to eleven- thirty. The high-light of the evening was the crowning of the king and queen of the Mardi Gras, They were chosen by drawing their names from the registration boxes. The decorating committee has been hard at work planning the unique and colorful decorations for the gym, They used the colors of the rainbow as a guide in decorating with balloons, The table decorations will feature his and her masks to fit the occasion. The planning committee for the Mardi Gras was composed of Ronald Gilbride, Frank Esser, Greg Fox, Jim Fickbohm, Jeanne Crotty, Judy Ferstl, Margie Froehlich, Sue Elbert, Jack Muller, Dave Loebig, Jeanne'Milder, Beverly Lickteig, Rae Ann Kol lasch, StevQ. Reding, Dave Skilling, Mike Studer, Shirley Stoffel, Rose Studer and Barbara Winkel. 10 Superiors By GHSers in CYO Speech By Judy Besch Twenty Garrigan students attended the annual CYO speech contest held at Pocahontas on Feb. 6. Those receiving a superior rating and will advance to the finals March 13 at Breda are: Extemporaneous - Michelle Erpelding, Steve schuller and Mary Bray. Interpretive Prose - Kathleen Elbert, Mary Reding and Mary Kay Miller. Book Review - Mary Jean Mertz. Dramatic - Gary Loebig. Oratorical - Connie Bormann, Humorous - Janice Thul. Those receiving excellent ratings are: Storytelling - Carolyn Spurgeon and Anna Marie Kramer. Humorous - Ardis Thilges. Dramatic - Jane Kohlhaas and Patricia McGuire. Book Review - Yvonne crowley and Linda Nitchals. Interpretative poetry -Yvonne Kohlhaas, Victoria Muller and Nancy Muller. Scientific Examples by Joan Kohlhaas How many people know what a Van De Graff generator is? John Zaugg knows because he made one. A Van de Graff Generator, which generates electricity, is one of the many science projects made by Sister Mary Imelda's chemistry and physics classes. Other projects include a miniature wireless F. M, microphone built by Thomas Fuchsen, The microphone transmits voices up to two hundred feet and can be connected with a public address' system. Synthesis of Sound or Speech is the name of the project made by Charles Geilenfeld and Michael Boekelman. Through transistors and capacitors this project makes the different vowel sounds. Also in physics Linda Buscher and Linda Lickteig call their project polarization of Light. This project consists of a microscope and polarizer. The combination of the two plus w different materials as aluminum foil or crystals give off the different colors. In chemistry Delores Zeimef made caisse, a form of plastic, from milk. Dan Owens etched glass. He used a paraffin wax coating on glass and etched with hydrofloric acid. , Dwight Gilbride, Patrick Hegarty and •RobertrNichols made synthetic rubies. They did this by combining aluminum oxide plus chromium oxide, and heating it. Robert Schmitt talked to the class about the fuel used in rockets. He also showed the class various models. All the, projects will be shown at a special exhibit in the spring. Academic Changes Announced Academics took top priority as the Garrigan Parents' Club met Monday, Feb. 14. Many changes have been proposed for Garrigan's academic setup for next y8ar. Among these changes are: The requirement of all students to take five subjects per year; Substitution, if desired, of Debate and Journalism for second and third year English (this may be done only if the interested ••••••••I students are in the upper section of their class academically); Religion - required 4 years, English - required 4 years, Algebra or General Math - required for all freshmen, Biology - required for sophomores, American History - required for all juniors, Government or Economics required for all seniors. Any foreign language- in years pa'st, two years of a foreign language was required. Due to , changes in the., entrance requirements of many colleges, this is "no longer required. Although not required, the following are now strongly urged; Two years of a foreign language, two additional years of a lab science, and three additional years of mathematics; and The requirements of 18 units for graduation instead of the 16 required in the past, A total of 20 units is urged for all who plan on college education. Also discussed in great detail was the registration of freshmen, which began Sunday, Feb. 20 at Garrigan. Over 135 eighth graders were registered. These students were given a choice of one elective course outside of four courses already required for the freshmen year. Required were Religion I, English I, Algebra I or General Math, and Aesthetics (Art Appreciation, General Music, physical Education and Speech). Electives included; Latin I, Spanish I, French I, Art I, Earth Science and World Geography. Students enrolling for sophomore, junior and senior years also began registration on Feb. 20. HOOD'S Where Savings Are A Fact Quartet featured in operetta were directed oy Mr. Roland Bode. Members are Michael Lickteig, Norman Bormann, Francis Hildman, and Thomas Fuchsen. Kathleen Boudewyns, Linda" Buscher, Rachel Capesius, Bonita Dahlhauser, John Dahlhauser, Mary Dorweiler, Glenn Elbert, Michaela Elbert, Frank Esser, Judith Ferstl, James Fickbohm, Sheila Frideres, Mary Foley, Linda Gant, Robert Gengler, Frances Goecke, Victoria Hardgrove, Madonna Heinen, Gerald Hobscheidt, Kathleen Kinsman, Jane Kohlhaas, Ronald Kohlhaas, Rae Ann Kollasch. Steven Kollasch, Maureen Lentsch, Phyllis Lichter, Patrick Lickteig, Sharon Ludwig, Hazel McEnroe, Ruth McEnroe, Janet McGuire, Patricia McGuire, Barbara Murphy, Susan Nelson, Christine Obrecht, Anne Penton, Jerome Plathe, Jean Plemel, Cynthia Reding, Sharon Reding, Richard Salz, Carole Schneider, Shirley Stoffel, Mary Studer, Timothy Thill, Thomas Wagner, and Barbara Winkel. The following also contributed to a fine performance: Band - Judith Berger, Jerome Besch, Katharine Besch, Linda Dodds, Mary Ann Eischen, Charlotte Elbert, Sandra Elbert, Nancy Fox, Ronald (Gilbride, Jean Goetz, Mary Hamilton, Shirley Heimer, Linda Lickteig, janette Miller, Mary K Madonna Mullin, Jean • Kathleen Plathe, Shar ler, Therese Sigsbee, Mary Beth Sterba and Raymond Steven. Accompanists - Corrine Bormann, Ruth Cassel, and Thomas Fuchsen (organ). Decorating - Sister Mary Iva, O.S.F. - Robert Bleich, Mary Bormann, Karen Fuchsen, Marilyn Koppen, Eileen Reilly, Jerome McCarthy, Janette Miller and Daniel Owens. Stage crew - Mr. Thomas Puetz - Anton Becker, James Bristow, Larry Dahlhauser, Michael Elbert (soph.), Michael Elbert (Sr.), Richard Elbert, Richard Faber, John Hyink, and David Schneider. Costuming - Sister Lawrence Marie, PBVM - Pamela Bauer, Patricia cink, Jeanne Crotty, Joanne Crotty, Marcia Grandgenett, Victoria Hardgrove, Madonna Heinen, jane Kohlhaas, Mary Lou Kramer, Phyllis Lichter, Ruth McEnroe, Barbara Reding, Eileen Reilly and Janice Wagner. Lighting - sister Mary Imelda PBVM - Ronald Heinen, Eileen Reilly, and Bonita Reising, Properties - Shirley Elbert, "Elizabeth piathe, Sharon Plathe, Barbara Reding, and Margaret Studer. Make-up and Hairstyling-sister Mary Alfred, OSF - Carol Besch, Mary Bormann, Patricia Cink, Diane Dogotch, Marcia Grandgenett» Madonna Heinen, Mary Lou Kramer, Mary Jean Mertz, Jeanne Milder, Connie Molacek, Eileen 'Reilly and Janice Wagner, Publicity - Rev, Gerald Zeman, Ushers - Mr, Duane Kramer Joseph Becker, Richard Bleich, John Bradley, Charles Geilenfeld, Paul Kollasch, Brian LaBarre, Dennis Long, Robert Lucey, David McCarthy, William Milder, Richard Muller, Donald Potthoff, William Reding, Joseph Rlngsdorf, Robert Smith, Lawrence Vigdal, Thomas Wagner, and James Youngwirth. GARRIGAN SWEATSHIRTS Jacket Headquarters of NW Iowa Brand Name In All Girls And Ladies Spring Styles Lingerie Sportswear Coati

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