The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 11, 1966 · Page 9
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THE Leaders? Leadership. You hear the word everywhere. The students of today, are the leaders of tomorrow. This is a very trite and and overworked expression not because it isn't true, but because leaders need more than mere verbal encouragement. Of all the club officers elected, student council members should be thought of as THE leaders of the school. But are they? What are the expressed purposes and goals of our council? Where is the creative thinking and the desire to improve our school, our students, our leadership? It is possible to turn this monthly meeting of students' gripes into an imaginative organization for developing true leadership, leadership that is and will be expected of us, demanded of us. This can be done by first acquiring a positive attitude toward the role of student council. To paraphrase the late President Kennedy's words, ask not what your school can do for you but what you can do for the school. Secondly, communicate with the officers of the other school councils. Organize workshops where leaders learn the principles of group dynamics; where both social and publicity chairman may extend their knowledge of how to publicize their ac- tivies effectively; where all may learn parliamentary procedure. Student representatives should lastly note that while they are developing an "alive" student council, they are also becoming "alive" individuals. Citizens'Committee GHS Stages 'Just Ducky' STAR Garrigan High School Algona, Iowa 50511 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1966 Carnival Sparks Competition Student and salesman will be the dual role of GHS'ers for the next two weeks as they prepare for the annual Carnival, Oct. 16. A smorgasbord dinner will be served in the gymnasium from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. The tickets are $1.50 for adults and $1.00 for students under twelve. Tickets can be obtained from any Garrigan student or at the Joor. As in past years, a number of Typical family problems are, the core of "Just Ducky" by Donald Payton selected for Garrigan' s all school play to be presented Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. The cast, announced last week by Sister Mary Michael, O.S.F., director, include the following: Robert Nichols as Mr. Maxwell, head of the house, or at least he thinks so, and newly chosen head of the citizens' committee; Sue Nelson as Mrs. Maxwell who also thinks she is head of the house; Karen Winkel as Betty Lou, the 13-year-old daughter, who is very cute but a great worry to her parents; Jeanne Milder as Bernadine, Betty's best friend, also 13. Glenn Elbert plays Wilbur, the 15-year-old son, " an atom bomb," aspiring to be a great writer; Mike Bray, Hercules, Wilbur's bosom pal; Kathy Plathe, Connie, a charming and Camera Club Snaps With New Officers Garrigan's picture-snappers, commonly known as the Camera. Club members, recently elected officers for the 1966-67 year. President is Steve Walker, vice president, Neil Nurre and treasurer, Barbara Wagner. Duties of the club include taking pictures for the "Garrigold" and "Star".' They also learn how to use different cameras and how to develop film. Once a month Eastman Kodak sends slides and filmstrips giving helps and pointers on picture taking. Suggestions are given for possible ideas, dark room aids, enlargements, and how to choose photographic papers. The club's current project is to raise money to buy an enlarger for the dark room. ***** The Star is published twice a month by the students of Garrigan High School, Algona, Iowa, 50511 Editorial Board: Kathy Boudewyns, Ruth Cassel, Jean Kayser and Kathy Platbe. Reporters: Corinne Bormann, Katby Boudewyns, Ruth Cassel, Jean Kayser, Joan Koolhaas, Jean Mertz, Kathy Plathe. Photographer: Steve Walker Advisor: Sister Mary Maun, OSF. ***** 'Atomic • Bomb' pretty 16-year-old daughter. Jerry Bormann takes the part of Craig Moore, Connie's boyfriend, a well-mannered, nice looking boy of 17; Steve Walker, Mr. Moore, Craig's father and •chairman of the citizens' committee; James Bristow, Del Marshall, a newspaper reporter; Rose Studer, Aunt Mary, Mrs. Maxwell's aunt, and energetic lady of 60; and Janice Thul.Miss Blayne, editor of the local lovelorn column. Carnival spirit hits GHS as Jay Johnson, Arlo Frideresand Mary Ann Wiltgen begin decorating for the games and smorgasbord. Pins, Tile, Fishline Aid Artists ; Future Secretaries Use Teletrainers Brass wires, fish line, broken glass, common pins, rubber tile, and toothpicks are only a few of the items needed for the Garrigan art department's recent project. Despite serious competition from the law of gravity, the students now have on display in the art room a set of five mobiles that really balance! Future activities of second, third and fourth year art students will include the making of metal craft jewelry and working with silk screening. Teletrainers are creating realistic -classroom situations for practice in developing conversational skill for the 13 girls in Secretarial Practice. The tele- trainer includes two activated telephones and a loudspeaker, along with a control unit and realistic dial tone,' ringing, and busy signals. These teletrainers are furnished by the Bell Telephone Company for one month's use free of charge. Take two parts hydrogen into a tube, light a match and - pop you have water. Pat Schiltz found this out last week in Mr. Neubrand's biology class. This class is also incorporating lectures which are presented by the students on the material of the day. 1966 freshmen, eager to have official delegates to Student Council, elected as class officers David Besch, president; Mike Black, vice-president; Judy Kollasch, secretary; Mark Besch, treasurer; Linda Briggs, social chairman; Tom Scherer, historian. What do the "Christian Science Monitor" the "New York Times," and the "Denver Post" have to do with Garrigan students? Journalism students have found sample copies of these papers useful and informative as they compare styles and standards of newspapers. Increased practice in speaking French more fluently will be provided for by the newly organized French Club. Books concerning French history and civilization will provide the back. ground material necessary for the proper appreciation of the language for President Jean Mertz, Vice President Corinne Bormann, Secretary Connie Bormann, Treasurer Jean Kayser, Social Chairman Joan Kohlhaas, and the Constitutional Committee Ruth Lappe, Patricia Railing and Karen Winkel. Officers Head Mission Crusade New officers oftheCSMC study club are President Ruth Hofer, Vice-president Sue Hall, Secretary Jeanne Crotty, and Treasurer Joanne Crotty. The group is under the guidance of Sister Mary Alfred, O.S.F. Prayer, work and sacrifice are the aims of the Catholic Student Mission Crusade. The CSMC prays that all be done for the missions; works that their goals (or the missions may be accomplished; and sacrifices their time to carry out their goals. Looking Ahead - Friday October 14 -"Dress up Day — Day of Recollection. Saturday October 15 - Football Carrol, Kuemper vs G.H.S. here at 8:00 p.m. Sunday October 16 - Carnival Friday October 21 - Football Austin, Minnesota, vs G.H.S. Varsity at Austin 8:00 p.m. Wednesday October 26 -Quarter Exams. Debaters Attend Speech Workshop At Loras College Loras College, uuuique, Iowa, was the destination of six GHS debaters on Saturday, Oct. 1 when they attended the Speech Clinic and Workshop presented by the College. Those attending were Shirley Becker, Timothy Boekelman, Ronald Gilbride, Gordon Kramer, Thomas Mc<Guire and Pamela Simons. The morning session consisted of talks given by Rex V. E. Reynolds on forensics, Adrian Frana on strategy and Thomas' Feld on evidence, all three of whom are members of the Loras Speech Department The afternoon schedule included talks by Sister Mary Luca^ BVM, chairman of the Economics Department at Clarke College and Gregor Reinhard, Political Science Department, Loras College. The finale of the workshop was a demonstration debate between Wahlert High School and Saint Mary's High School of Clinton, on this year's debate topic, "Tc resolve that the foreign aid program should be limited to nonmilitary assistance.' 1 prizes are also being given. First prize is either a 21-inch RCA color television or a $500 savings bond. A nine transistor AM FM radio is second prize, and third prize is an electric blender. These tickets are $.50 a piece, and also can be obtained from any Garrigan student. Unlike past years, in which classes competed against each other, they are now grouped in pairs. The seniors and freshmen comprise one group, and the juniors and sophomores another. If each student brings in his quota of approximately $12, the all school goal of $6300 will be reached. Quartets Sing At State Meet Eight Garrigan chorus members will participate in the annual All State Chorus auditions for class A schools, those with an enrollment of 400 and above, Oct. 29, at Clear Lake. Those attending are sopranos Ruth McEnroe and Barbara Winkel, altos Diane Bode and Bonnie Dalhauser, tenors John Forbes and Bill Obrecht, basses John Hamilton and Tom Thill. In order to meet the qualifications for entry, the participants must be good music and rhythm readers and willing to sacrifice their time. Quartets are rated on musicianship and, if selected, they are eligible to sing in the AU State Chords in Des Moines on Nov. 26. Compositions slated for the contest are "Cantate Domino" by Pitoni - Greyson, Benjamin Brittens* "Deo Gracias," "O Magnum Mysterius" by Thomas Luis de Victoria, "Singunto God" by Handel, Sven Lekbergs' "Weep 0 Willow," and "Yea Though I Wander" by Georg Schumann. Sister Mary Dominica, PBVM, director of the quartets, stated that "This is an excellent ex- pience for the students and it also helps to make a better .chorus." Graduate Stars Margaret Studer, a 1966 graduate of Garrigan now at Mount St. Scholastica college, has been chosen for the role of Piglet in the Kristin Sergei dramatization of "Winnie-the-Pooh," The Mount Dramatic Arts class will present the play adapted from the stories by A. A. Milne at 2:30 p.m. iu the Mount auditorium October 15 and 16. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Studer, 319 E. Elm, Algona, Margaret, while in high school, was active as the editor of the "Garrigold, 11 the yearbook, Margaret plans to major in psychology and is especially interested in painting.

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