The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 25, 1966 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 25, 1966
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THE STAK GARRIGAN HIGH SCHOOL ALGONA, IOWA 50511 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1966 GHS Enacts Teen Troubles October 30 and November 1 are slated for the production of Garrigan's all-school play, "Just Ducky." Curtain time is 8 p. m. Tickets for the Donald Payton comedy may be purchased at the door. The play is set in the John Maxwell home where the family seems to be normal enough but this becomes questionable as the play proceeds. When two teenage girls write a fictional letter to the local love-lorn column, their father is involved in a scandal which almost causes the loss of his new appointment as head of the citizens' committee. The cast includes Jean Milder, Sue Nelson, Robert Nichols and Karen Winkel as leads. Jerry Bormann, Mike Bray, Jim Bristow, Glenn Elbert, Kathy Plathe, Rose Studer, Janice Thul and According to its director, Sister Mary Michael, OSF, "it should be good entertainment for the entire family." No Parking! Steve Walker compose the supporting cast. The production staff includes stage hands Richard Elbert and John Hyink; makeup, Sister Mary Alfred, OSF, and Sister Mary Ignatius, PBVM; publicity, Sister Mary Maun, OSF; script reader, Betty McGuire. Publicity distribution will be the work of Tony Bormann, Ronald Heinen, Dean Kollasch, Darrell Lentsch, Paul Nelson, Patrick Protham, Larry Reding and Joseph Schmitt. The sophomore class charge of ticket sales. is in Thank You, AHS! The place was the Garrigan gymnasium, the time wa^ Friday, Oct. 14, 3 p. m. The entire student body had assembled for an enthusiastic pep rally in preparation for the game against the Kuemper Knights. The meeting had begun and continued as usual with victorious cheers, music and speeches, until the Rev. Cecil Friedmann took the floor and read the following message: "From the High School Bulldogs to each Garrigan Bear: For these foreign invaders we do not care, To this Kuemper host do not yield, We're proud of you and your victory field. Best of Luck!!! Rex and A. H. S. There was a tremendous cheer from the bleachers. This brief message depicted more than just good wishes. To Garrigan High School, it was a note of good will and expressed a feeling that the Golden Bears would not only be backed by G. H. S. fans, but by the entire community. We appreciate this attitude and do not hesitate to say: "To Rex and A. H. S., we thank you much, Even though victory was not ours as such, It was the thought and support that counted As our trials and challenges mounted 1" Chemistry Prof Speaks Drivers Relate Experiences It seems that the best way to find out anything is to ask a question. Take driver education for example. Twenty Garrigan sophomores are participating in this program but one little inquiry of "How's driver's training?" and the conversation is kept lively for hours. Why, since the beginning of individual manipulation of a car, under the watchful eye of Mr. Fritz Nielsen, students have made only a few mistakes. Suzanne Reding turned down an ordinary street only to find that what she thought was a yield sign turned out to be a deadend street sign. "Learning to park is hard enough," says Diana Muller, "but the real surprise comes when you're in a no parking zone!" Dianne Eischen inverted a rule of the road and took a curve at fifty miles an hour! If any citizen is missing a rosebush she also had another accident. Pity poor Pat Schiltz who has to sit on a pillow before he can even see the road! The other students who as yet haven't had a minor mistake are Maureen Bestenlehner Louis Bormann, Jim Boudewyns, ************** The STAR is published twice a month by the students of Garrigan High School, Algona, Iowa, 50511. Reporters: Kathy Boudewyns, Ruth Cassel, Bonnie Dahlhauser, Jean Kayser, Joan Kohlhaas, Jean Mertz and Kathy Plathe, Photographer: Steve Walker. Advisor: Sister Mary Maun, OSF, ************* "Hercules! Is that Hercules?" says Mr. Maxwell (Bob Nichols, right) to Wilbur (Glenn Elbert, center) who is accompanied by his bosom pal in girl's clothing (Mike Bray). Looking Ahead — Oct. 26 - Quarter Exam Week. Football - Freshmen vs. -Sophomores, 7 p. m. Oct. 29 - District Auditions for All State Music Festival. Football - Dad's Night - Prairie View vs. G.H.S. Varsity, here, 8 p. m. Oct. 30 - All-School Play 8 p. m. Nov. 1 - All Saint's Day no classes. All-School Play — 8 p. m. Nov. 2 — Parent-Teacher Conferences. Basketball practice begins for Varsity and Sophomores. Nov. 3—Parent-Teacher Conferences. Nov. 4- First Friday. Rosebush ? Mary Beth Dearchs, Lavonne Dorweiler, Jerry Elbert, Chuck Frideres, Richard Kayser, Marvin Kohlhaas, Dean Kollasch, Kathryn Long, Dennis Mertz, Mike McEnroe, Jean Nauholz, Ruth Neppl and Roy Ann Nichols. But who of us is perfect ? Students Express Viet Nam Views Garrigan students are becoming more aware of the Viet Nam situation through classroom discussion and through the modern problems class taught to freshmen. These replies came when a teacher and several students were asked to give their opinion on the policy of the United States toward Viet Nam. Dan Elbert: "I think our policy is a good one. The government appears to be doing all that is possible to stop the Communists." Joan Kohlhaas: "I believe we are doing the right thing in Viet Nam. We have to stop the Communists before they take over all of southeast Asia and later the Philippines. Gradually they would have the U. S. surrounded. We must stop them and Viet Nam is the place." Sister Mary Alfred, OSF: "There isn't too much else w.e can do. The fact that some people say we are doing too much and some say we are not doing enough- must mean that our policy is the right one at the moment. I am not in favor of war, but can there be peace with the Com* Under the visiting scientist program, Dr. A. W. Swensen, a chemistry teacher at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, will speak to all science classes on Tuesday, October 25. Supported by the National Science Foundation, Dr. Swensen's purpose is to stimulate interest in science courses and encourage students in the pursuitoffurthereducation in science. - o Take one egg, add Sister Lawrence Marie's foods class and you have an bmelet, a baked egg, GHS Band Hears Air Force Concert, Singing Sergeants Garrigan band members were on "the other side of the instrument" when they traveled to Fort. Dodge to hear the United States Air Force Band conducted by Major Arnold D. Gabriel on Oct. 11. Karl King from Fort Dodge also conducted the group in "Barhum and Bailey's Favorite", a number he wrote. "Roman Carnival," "ATrom- bone Chronology," and "The : Fifth Symphony" were a few of the numbers played. The Singing Sergeants, a group of Air Force Sergeants, also performed. They are called one of the most versatile groups in the world, and their repertoire included classical, folk and popular songsf a fried egg, a poached egg and a boiled egg. Other current, projects of this class include experimentation with quick breads and Bostown brown bread. - o - Sewing machines that never stop, needles that are constantly in motion, and knitters that never tire are a few of the activities in Garrigan's clothing class as its members learn the basic elements of sewing and knitting. Tips on good grooming including exercise, the four basic foods and good health habits are also topics of great concern in this practical class. - o - Pen pals from Puerto Rico and South America are part of the proposed program for the fifteen members of the Spanish Club. This newly organized club is directed by Miss MacDonald. - o - A current project of Father Zeman's Religion IV class is the discussion of the book, "Be Gone Satan," in which the power of exorcism is used to drive five devils out of a forty-year old Earling woman. - o - Petrified wood, squid and cycad (a tropical plant of the pre-historic era) are among the fossils used by Father Stapen- horst's Religion II class to observe primitive life more vividly while studying archeology. Math Teacher Reveals Various Interests "My greatest ambition is to do just what 1 am doing." These are the words of Sister Marie, OSF, mathematics teacher at Garrigan. Expressing her opinion on math, Sister said that she favors the new math because it is easier for the student. However, she believes that if parents expect to help a child in his studying, they, too, should have a special course in the new approach. Sister Marie is also director of the Alpha Mu Theta math club at Garrigan. "The purpose of this club," she explained, "is to give it's members a broader view of mathematics; it is an enrichment of the work done in the classroom." Although Sister's schedule this year is composed entirely of math courses, she has taught a great variety of subjects. She rates literature among the favorites. Historical literature and mathematics publications are her first choices for outside reading. Other o| Sister's interests include tennis, music and con- much. I like the student body, versation. their attitudes and their courtesy. • While speaking of her im- Yes, I think Garrigan, as a whole, pressions of Garrigan, Sistei is quite outstanding." remarked, "I like Garrigan very David Salz watches closely as Sister Marie, OSF, shows him how to demonstrate a mathematical principle with the use of the overhead projector.

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