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Miy _JD£S MOINES REGISTER Fine Arts Week at Lincoln High Lincoln r High 'School's Fine Arts'Week which runs Tuesday' through Friday will feature the work of students in the art, music and drama departments. The Symphonic Band will present a concert Tuesday .at 8 p.m.' The program will include solos by graduating se^ niors and students who participated in the solo and en- 'semble contest. The Dorian Art Clubbers are sponsoring an art show and sale -in the library on Wednesday. The art works ort display will include acrylic paintings, paper mache works, water color paintings and ink drawings. " Five Vocal music grdups will present "Pop Pourri," a concert of modern and traditional songs Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Groups participating in (he concert are jhe Prep Choir, Girls' Glee Club, Boys' Glee Club, the Madrigal Singers and the Concert Choir. Students in the drama department will present a night of one-act plays Friday. The ~~playsr~directed by Michael Gantt, are "The Brute,' "Fumed Oak," "The Rising of the Moon," and "The Dear Departed."" 'SouthPacific' Tonight at Valley Palm trees and coconuts abound at Phenix School in West Des Moines, where Valley students are presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" tonight at 8. Here, Holly Hulling, who plays Nellie Forbush, examines the laundry just done for her by Duane Huey, who plays Luther Billis. The musical r a presentation of the varsity choir and orchestra, is directed by Robert Steele and Terry Hansen. The production concludes activities at Valley's Fine Arts Week, which began Monday. Activities stressing the fine arts were scheduled during the week for both students and the public. Honor Seniors Creative The top 20 per cent of the graduating class at North High School will be honored at a scholastic recognition banquet Wednesday. Professor Jack Shelley, jou- nalism and mass communici- tions instructor at Iowa State University, will be the speaker. The banquet is sponsored by the Booster Club. in local be represented governments? Becky Boyd, 18, a Bondurant-Farrar senior, vice-president of the student council, vice-presiden t of the Future Homemake r s of America, president of the Future. Teachers of i America, a member of mixed chorus newspaper coeditor, and recently -named the outsanding senior girl by the Bondurant Lions Club: "I think students should 'have BECKY BOYD Greg Killian, 17, an Urbandale junior, a- member of the football, baseball, track and bask e t b a 11 teams: "I used to go to Valley High School, and the kids there all thought it was important for kids to g e t involved in government. KILLIAN , They used to talk about it all the time. They always thought they should have kids Nancy Bryant, 17, a St. Jos e p h Academy senior, a cheerleader *id member of the SALT- teens, service club: "I think kids should have some kind of r e p r e sent a t i o n on school boards or in city g o vernment. They need .NANCY someone to BRYANT speak for them. It wouldn't matter whether they had a vote on any matter, but at Lee Schreurs, 19, an Ankeny senior, a member of the track, basketball and cross country teams : "I think students should be represented in some way because it gives the older generation an idea what the kids are thinking. LEE SCHREURS A Roosevelt High School senior has -been named a winner in a national creative writing contest conducted by Scholastic Magazines, Inc. and sponsored by the-Royal Typewriter Co. Becky Christian, 17, received a $100 first prize in the informal article category. Her entry was a personalized prose selection she had written about her great-grandmother. "I just enjoy writing informally," Becky said. "I had already written the article before for my own pleasure so I shaped it up and turned it in to the contest." Becky has won several other writing awards besides the Scholastic Magazines competition. She is the winner of a $300 Des Moines Women's Club scholarship. She received the award on the basis of samples of her writing submitted ment in their area. A lot of kids participate in the Bondurant area. Students should feel/obligated to help their local governments. A government could profit from getting kids' opinions. It would bring harmony and bridge the generation gap, if there is such a thing. In school kids are involved in some form of government — in . student council and other organizations. It's good training for getting involved in other organizations later. .I'm not sure what would happen if kids got involved in the school board or city council here. Kids in Des Moines got involved and asked the city for a drag strip. Their idea was good. So many times old- .er. people criticize . but, they don't have any solutions to kids' problems." go to the school, board and 'City council meetings so they 'could have a voice in school matters. The kids there wanted a restaurant near the high school, and the zoning boards said no. They thought a restaurant would be good near the school and told the coun- c' 1 . so. I think it would be a good idea to send a representative board — say of three or four kids — to tell what the kids want. The school's student council or some other group could send representatives to the school board meetings. That way the kids could at least have a voice and state their opinions. I haven't seen an example of whether that idea works. But it's a good idea and it should... work. It wouldn't hurt anybody to try out the idea, at least." least they would be a voice that was respected. Kids could pick another teen-ager or a college student to represent them. They should have permanent seats with the city council or school board, and should be recognized as an adviser on teen-agers' ideas. Kids sometimes go to council meetings and speak, . but people usually don't pay attention. Des Moines teenagers went to the city council to ask for a drag strip. Their idea was good, but nothing has happened. The drag strip is a good idea because it would be safer for kids to race cars there than on the street. Adults should realize we have ideas and should pay. attention. \a., them. Kids are citizens just like adults and should be represented." can be More Meaningful;" She is the recent winner of the essay contest sponsored by the Iowa Commission on If we had someone to speak for us, it._J9 Judges- would let adults know how. Beck y is a " area winner in we feel about certain issues. tne Thorpe Credit writing Bight now, they really don't contest. She received a $25 "knw-breause-tney-doift-give—-award-for an essay nn. "Haw,-, us a chance to voice our mv H 'S h School Education opinions. A group of kids getting together to voice opinions would be better than having just one spokesman. One student would stick to his own opinion, but a group of kids could voice a variety of opinions. More things have been accomplished by groups than by just one person. Here, we have a junior city council that goes to city council meetings and speaks •for the kids. The city has been considering having a drag strip for kids after the idea was brought to them. Two summers ago kids begged for a swimming pool at council meetings, and now we have one. It really works if kids get. together -on, some--- - Becky Christian thing, and there have been Award Winner some good results." Employing the Handicapped. Her essay was about the lives of several handicapped war veterans in Des Moines. Becky will be traveling to Europe this summer on the foreign study tour sponsored by Roosevelt. She has received a $200 scholarship for the tour, which lasts from June 21 to Aug. 1. At Roosevelt, Becky is a member of the varsity debate team, Thespians and, the 'rfewspaper staff. She is the yearbook editor and is a tutor for children'in the inner- city area. She will attend Iowa State University this fall, where she plans to major in journalism. DINNER Members of the National Honor Society at St. Joseph Academy sponsored a potluck dinner last week. The dinner was a father-daughter affair. ings. The mock^rial is close to the real thing. The judge wears a robe, the attorneys argue their points x decisively, and a gallery of court reporters take down the proceedings. The students ; are holding the mock trial in conjunction with a study of the judicial branch of the government. By Louise Swartzwalder The future Perry Masons and would-be Supreme Court justices of Ankeny are practicing for their future careers this week in senior American government classes. Their courtroom is a makeshift one arranged among picnic tables and benches in the shelterhouse next to the school. The judge, attired in a maroon choir robe, wields his power a bit indecisively, and the attorneys pursue their. duties with a bit more conviction than sKill7~~~" ~ But it's all in the learning experience. The students are participating in a mock trial in conjunction with a study of- the judicial branch of the government. Three classes of students are,holding trials using the same set of facts. The trial is to determine who was at fault in an imaginary automobile accident in December in Ankeny. This week, in the third period class, "Judge" John Buck presided. Attorneys took testimony from witnesses to the accident. Jean Houge, 17, was one of six witnesses. "I had, been to a girlfriend's nouse and, was walking south when the accident occurred," she testified. "I turned to look at one of the cars and Jhat's when I saw the accident happen." Jean testified the defendant was driving about 35 miles per hour, and didn't attempt to stop at 'the intersection where the accident occurredr On cross-examination, "defense attorney" Doug Stark questioned Jean's recall of the events. ^ "You jsaid JQO* were walking at a normal pace, you turned to look at the car because you recognized it, and you noticed .how fast it was going," Doug said. "You're telling me you could do all three things in the time the accident occurred?" The "plaintiff's attorney," Roger McAllister, objected. "I suppose you're going to say she couldn't notice that the car had chrome hubcaps and a big engine, too," Roger said. "This is all irrelevant to the case." ' The '"plaintiff's attorney" said their opponents were accusing the witness of perjury. "If your witness, Miss Houge, has perjured herself, 'it's up to us to prove it," Doug said. In re-direct testimony, Jean restated her previous testimony and told the court she "had witnessed the defendant run into the plaintiff's car. The trial wasn't without the courtroom dramatics that make every Perry Mason television show a hit. At one time, defense and prosecution attorneys approached the number of reporters and jury members are being used" to give more students a chance to participate, explained Lar- ry.Ireland, government teacher. "The purpose is to simulate a real trial so the kids get: more insight into the judicial system," Ireland said. Students volunteered to play the judges, attorneys, and witnesses. Ireland, along with the other government teacher, Bob Donnelly, and a student teacher, Chuck Lierman, selected the final participants. Each witness memorized a —bench—to—confer—with—Jhe—^ei—of-faets-before4h&4riaL judge about a point of order. They are improvising , an- The attorneys conferred several times with the "court reporters" to determine if Jean had given conflicting testimony. Although the plaintiff in the trial is .asking.only about $600 from the defendant, there are enough attorneys involved to justify a million-dollar lawsuit. Both the plaintiff and the defendant have four attorneys. In addition, there are five court reporters and a jury of 18. ' More than the 'traditional swers to questions which, weren't covered by the facts. "They have to •. be : careful they don't purjure themselves when they answer," Ireland said. "Everything they say' has to fit in." The jury also was given a. set of instructions which it must apply to the evidence when the trial concludes. The trials will continue next week with testimony from the remaining witnesses and the defense testimony. REICHHRDFS women's shop ^Johnmeyer speaks your language MM •. •J^-- ;_ -^- : Jj^-Jjj*— 0_ <*- ._ East Drama, music students Present'HM.S. Pinafore' There's a little bit of romance and lots of comedy in tonight's production of 'H.M.S.~Pinfffof9' at East. The hero, Ralph Rackstraw, played by Paul DeNui, and heroine^ Josephine. played by Katny Borg, do a tittle smooching with the approval of sailors Jon Bloojnquist and Jeff Gilbert. The villain, Dick Deadeye, played by Don Hewlett, far right, keeps his ey» on the proceedings. The production, which begins at 8 p.m., is directed by John Hecke!, drama teacher, and Charles Carnes, vocal music teacher. Senior Party Theme for the annual senior party at East High School Friday was "It's Your Thing." "The Stitch in Tyme" played in the student center. There was basketball, volleyball and ping-pong in the student center, and the pool was open for swimming. Tom Lewis and Denny O'Boyle were co-chairmen for the party. B!A§H HOUSI" 16-22 285*9568 FUN FOR ALL In WJiii* | NUvy, Krinklt Pattnt. MERLE HAY PLATA "lowa't Only True Boutique" ottw Locution* in ... 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