The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 20, 1966 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 20, 1966
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Found: Unique Gift As the days before Christmas become shorter and shorter, we see about us the rustling and bustling of last minute Christmas shoppers. It seems as though they all share the annual problem of finding something that will be very much appreciated. This year GHS is competing with all the huge shopping centers, variety stores and gift shops in an attempt to produce something very rare and attractive. We have succeeded by coming up with the most unique and appropriate gift that anyone could ask for during the Christmas season. Before you think of rusMng over to the school with hopes of purchasing some miraculous new invention, we would like to give you a few hints. You will see it on every face in GHS. You will hear it in every word spoken from the lips of students and faculty, and you will feel it as you walk through the halls. What do we have in mind ? Only something very special arid precious can fill this description, true Christmas spirit. STAR Seven Run For County 4-H Garrigan High School Gits 'n Piece* Algona, Iowa 50511 Tuesday, December 20, 1966 Dance, Tea Set Spirit Seven GHS students will be among the 16 candidates campaigning for 4-H county office, Dec. 29, in the Algona High School Auditorium. One minute speeches on "My Future Role as a County Officer" and skits given by each candidate's club will set the scene for seniors Judy Berger and Mike Nitchals, juniors Jackie Detrick, Maureen McDonnell, Tony Muehe, Linda Nitchals and Marilyn Roethler. Taking into consideration personality and past records in 4-H, the Extension Council selected the 16 candidates out of 22 applicants. After the clubvotes are counted and new officers are Installed, the 1967 officers will accept the responsibility of the 4-H activities happening' in the county. A January tobogganing party is first on the agenda and is followed by the planning of winter camp at Madrid, Iowa, in February. Some of the skits to be presented are "Judy and her Five-Piece Combo," "Jackie Verses Little Boy Blue" and "Tony and his Terrific Football Team." Other candidates are undecided. An anxious girl awaits the invitation of a nervous boy to the Christmas dance. The annual semi-formal dance, sponsored by Garrigan, will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall In Algona, Dec. 30, from 8 to 11:30 p. m. Toy and Tea Christmas music with a different ring is being heard at Garrigan as the French club sings hymns in the foreign tongue. With Sister Mary Alfred, OSF, as moderator, they have learned Christmas hymns in French and taped them last Thursday. They also sang at the Christmas Concert Sunday night. Two cultural French books for use In the club have been purchased. They will become a part of the library's French collection. American history students were recently given the opportunity to hear Capt. Thomas Forburger speak on the war in Viet Nam. The speaker related the difficulties involved in the war and approximated the number of troops presently stationed in Viet Nam. Tinkers Thinkers Tryouts for the musical, MY FAIR LADY, to be presented by the GHS varsity chorus, will be held between Jan. 2 and Jan. 12. The results will be announced after the semester break. Santa's helpers decorating the Christmas tree in the lobby of GHS are senior Student Council officers Dick Muller, Glenn El- ttert, Kathy Plathe and Kathy Boudewyns. (Photo by Jackie Detrick) Math Instructors Attend Conference at Cedar Fails Garrigan's Math Department has been busy this month in and outside of class. Sister Mary Ita, PBVM, and Sister Marie, OSF, math instructors, traveled to a Math Conference sponsored by the State College of Iowa at Cedar Falls on Dec. 3. Modern trends in geometry and the high school math curriculum were the topics of discussion. Speakers included Dr. Paul J. Kelly, professor of-mathematics at the University of California at Berkley. The sisters termed this as a profitable, practical session featuring speakers currently in the high school field of math. Junior and senior advanced math students recently viewed a film on "Mathematical^ Induction." Sister Marie felt that this two-hour film which explained, demonstrated and approved mathematical induction helped raise students' math understanding several notches. "Logic of Chance or Probability" and "Tricks With Numbers" were the topics of the informal discussion led by James Bristow at the math meeting last Wednesday. Faint! In case of an emergency . . . faint! Mr. Steve McCall's first-aid students recently learned what to do if a person stops breathing. These students viewed a film on artificial respiration which showed the advantages of mouth to mouth resuscitation. Christmas spirit invaded the home economics lab as Sister Lawrence Marie's clothing classes made a variety of gifts for Christmas. They included stuffed animals, knitted scarves and play outfits. These gifts are graded on originality, style and accuracy. Cookies and assorted candies are being made by the foods classes for a tea party to be attended by the foods students and their mothers. Book Worming The Room Upstairs' - With Tina If you're a mystery bug, one who likes intricate plots that are hard to follow, The Room Upstairs by Miss Monica Dickens is the book for you. The setting is Massachusetts. The characters, an odd assembly of senile old women and ambitious youths. This suspenseful story is woven around a single room. The legend goes that Ralph Waldo Emerson slept in that room the night before he was married and that his ghost can still be heard breathing there. Jess also spends the night before her wedding in this room. Alter that night some very peculiar events take place. For instance, seeing her reflection in the mirror at the end of the hall. Peculiar you say ? Not particularly, except there is no mirror at the end of the hall. Finally she can take it no "longer and decides to'lnyeSjJigate-the room once more. "Wddor"•''was not locked. 'She ptfiaed very gently; and it opened, a little wider, wide enough to show net the fingers outstretched to meet hers on the cold door handle . . /' Sound intriguing ? Read it and see. I'm sure you'll enjojfit.. WMWMHWMM&MWM9M&&&WM\ Tinkers Thinkers, Madison Avenue and other topics related to advertising were discussed by Mr. Dennis Waller in journalism classes last Thursday and Friday. THE STAR congratulates junior debaters, Ronald Gilbride and Mark Prleskorn who had two wins and one loss at the Emmetsburg Invitational Tournament, Dec. 10. They debated on the topic Resolved : That the foreign aid program of the United States be limited to non-military assistance. Staff Lauds Editorial Board Selecting news material, writing features and editorials, developing picture ideas, typing out stories, copyreading, taking the paper to the printer and picking it up again, proofreading, making headlines, taking the paper back to the printer and getting it once more, correcting more mistakes, pasting up the page and finally taking the paper back to the printer's office for the last time .... In the past all this was done by the editorial board with the help of Sister Mary Maun, OSF. Now this .work is done by nine cub reporters and sixteen journalism students. These twenty-five, who have learned from the editorial board, Kathy Boudewyns, Ruth Cassel, Jean Kayser and Kathy Plathe, thank them whole-heartedly for the hours and hours and hours .... Jewelry Garrig Entices an Artists A good watch doesn't have to cost more than Caravelle. What avenues will the Garrigan Art Department venturt into next? Refusing to leave any technique or process untried, the students are testing their skills at new media - metal craft, which includes the making of jewelry. The students cut the desired shapes and designs from sheets of sterling silver and then solder, hammer, file and polish them into finished products. Rings, brooches, cuff links, pins and pendants are created in this way and precious stones are being used to enhance some of these items. Freshmen Initiate 'Agents of Christ' "Young Agents of Christ," a newly formed club of Sister Mary Alfred's freshman religion class, recently elected officers. They are Merrill Bormann, president; Mary Helen Besten- lehner, vice president; Mary Urich, secretary; and Thomas Froehlich, treasurer. The class is divided into four committees -publicity, program, citizenship and bulletin board which are responsible for the activities of the club. Past activities have included three Bible Vigils, where readings from the Old and New Testament are presented and hymns are sung. Each Bible Vigil is centered around one theme, such as Mary Immaculate or the Nativity. ****************** CARAVELLE from$10;95 Each Caravelle has a Imely machined, jeweled-lever movement that's shock reiisiunt. Bulova didn't stop there Caravelle is anti-magnetic and has an unbreakable mainspring, too And each Waterproof Caravelle is individually tested. There are many styles for both men and women. So don't spend a fortune on an expensive watch. Get the good one from Caravelle. From $1095. CARAVELLE division of Bulova. Your Algona Fire Department & Mayor WISH YOU A SAFE and MERRY CHRISTMAS OPEN EVERY NITE UNTIL CHRISTMAS EXCEPT SATURDAYS. WHTGEN JEWELERS William J.Finn, Mayor Ralph Elbert, chief Chester Willey, assistant Harry Barton Stan Muckey Cy Venteicher Bob Laing Hank Geilenfeld Don Sherman Rex Voyle* Don Peterson Jim Utt Kenneth Besch Jim Romer John Levy Gene Schattschneider Wayne Meyer Clarence Mctzger Jim Edgington Darrold Schmidt Darold Simmons Dick Lallier Richard Frideres Howard Forsberg Orie (Bud) Peterson, Jr. Don Meyer 110E. STATE •Wh«n case, crown and crystal art intact. ALGONA FIREPROOF YOUR TREE! Mix together l'/4 Ibs. of boric acid, IVz Ibs. Borax and 3 gallons of water. Thoroughly saturate the tree and allow to dry. Let's make 1966 a Fire-Safe Christmas! THE STAR is published twice a month by the students of - _ -M-- . 1 i n AK11 |^%!»ll%MR^WfcipWI^P»WW4^Wt"WBwllWWW«PI^ > P"^ > w^^^fc^^^^^^^^'^ lOWJ-L, OUDil*

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