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Upper Des Moinfts—5 Garrigan High School Algona, Iowa 50511 March 5,1968 Butterflies On The Go Skipped heart beats, lunch bags, jittering legs, maps and miles once again made up two breathless days for Garrigan's speech students as well as faculty judges. The action began on March 2 when judges and speech students attended the Iowa High School District Speech Contest atQuim- by. Contestants included: Joanne Skilling, oratorical declamation; Margaret Crowley, humorous declamation. Kathleen Elbert, Julie Molacek and Joyce Dearchs participated in interpretive poetry; Paula Eisenbarth, and Loraine Arend, interpretive prose; Ronald Gilbride and David Besch, original oratory; and Mary Dearchs, Jane Kohlhaas and Jane Wilson, news broadcasting. "Drag Race," a one-act play Thinclads Train For Opening Gun By LARRY DEVINE Spring will be here soon and with it the 1968 Garrigan track season will arrive. Track coach, Mr. Bernard Cooper, considered last season to be very successful and foresees more of the same for this year. He feels that the six returning lettermen will provide the needed good nucleus of the team. Some of these promising prospects are John Winkel, half- miler; Dave McCarthy, high- jumper; Kevin O'Brien, miler; and Tom Black, quarter-miler. Although practice doesn't officially start until March 18, junior letter man Bob Waldschmidt has been running since early February. Bob holds the school record for the mile run at 4:52.3 and is hoping to get under 4:50 this year. Bob anticipates a good year if everyone practices the way they should. A few members of the team will participate in the state indoor against Humboldt in what promises to be another exciting season of track. was also presented at the contest with Sister Mary Ignatius, PBVM, as director assisted by Michael Studer. The characters were played by Mary Helen Bes- tenlehner, Michael Bray, Daniel Elbert, Nancy Eischen, Mary Kay Miller, Charles Origer, Jerry Plathe, Steven Reding and Vicki Ristau. Judges from Garrigan at this contest were: Mr. Richard Balcik, Sister Mary Lou, CHM, Sister Lucille Bresson, OSF, and Sister Margaret, OSF. CYO finals were held March 3 at Storm Lake for those students who had received superior ratings at LeMars, Iowa, Feb. 4. They were: David Besch and Ronald Gilbride, original oratory; Linda Nitchals, interpretive poetry; Mary Reding and Jane Kohlhaas, news announcing; and Ann Loebach and Diane Kelly, story telling. Finals in the CYO debate section will be held on March 10 at Carroll. Teens Display True Maturity "1 think the only solution would be to give the Pepsi generation more responsibility." Upon examining this statement found in INSIGHT (Feb., 1968), it collides head-on with a few pertinent examples. Many students at Garrigan enjoy the privilege of a driver's license, which gives them great responsibilities. Recently when a few of these students were required to wait before scratching away from school, they showed their true maturity by driving on the lawn and parking on other's property. Only then did they realize that the space south of the school is a parking lot. Crunch day was another occasion when responsibility was dished out. Along with providing money for the student council it also seemed to be an excuse to do almost anything. It seemed a lot of mouths were moving but not making much noise. After all who ever heard of a silent carrot? Perhaps the Pepsi generation is given too many responsibilities. And again maybe, as our author says, not enough. Both statements are correct. Some are entrusted with many responsibilities and could take more. But there are those who don't know what to do with the ones they have. Are these the ones who belly-ache for more? A new record. Seven Redings will attend Garrigan next year. Left to right Jean, Jane, Cathy, Larry, Maury. Seated Joan, Fr. Friedman and Mary. Redings Set New Record Seven Register For'68-'69 Lately almost everyone has been busy thinking about registration. Especially the Maurice Redings, who will be enrolling seven students in Garrigan. Incoming Maury will join the twins, Mary and Larry; the triplets, Jean, Jane, and Joan, and freshman, Cathy. They will again hold the record for the most members of one family attending this school. This year, students, parents and teachers met in their home parishes to decide upon the final sign-up. Father Friedmann plans to have all registration completed in early March, so that the really hard work of planning the '68-'69 schedule can begin. Spanish ffl is being added to the list of regular subjects and juniors may take debate as a replacement for the third year of English. And would you believe that advanced biology has suddenly become the "in" thing? It might not be quite that popular, but there seem to be a lot of organic- minded juniors around. All this indicates the fast-approaching close of another school year and the new outlook for next August. Frosh Gain Insight Into Judaism Parties convene To Nominate Office Candidates Local businessman, Mr. Phil Diamond summed up 5,000 years of Judaism in talks given to freshman and sophomore religion classes, Feb. 19, 26 and 28. Telling of the development of Judaism's three branches, con- Samsonite» Girls Stumble On Co-editors: Jim Bristow and Tina Obrecht. Assistant Co-editors : Bee Bormann, Jerry Besch. Feature Editor: Marsha Winter. Make-up Editors : Mary Reding and Ruth Neppl. Headline writers and proof readers: Diana Muller, Tim Boekelman, Larry Devine and Yvonne Kohlhaas, Reporters: Irish Dahlhauser, Mike McEnroe, Larry Devine, Yvonne Kohlhaas, Jean Nauholz, Pat Besch, Ruth Neppl, Val Schenck and Jane Wilson. Advisor; Sister Mary Maun Girls limping down halls guarding sore arms with bandaged fingers is not an unusual sight at Garrigan these days. Well, it may not be all that bad, but by the looks of some of the intramural participants, you might think so. However Sister Mary Maun, OSF, said, "When you ask them if they'd like to abandon the program, the answer is an immediate, 'No!'" A big drawback facing Dave McCarthy, the Uniques' coach, is injuries. "I'm losing all my girls on them!" he said. Rose Studer was benched with a pulled muscle and Sue Elbert sat down beside her with a hurt finger. Dave thinks that his biggest problem is the fact that his defensive players want to play offense and his offensive players want to play defense. On the other hand Kevin Of- brien, coaching the Samsonites, has a record of 2-0 and thinks his team is doing a "real fine" job. When Tom Black was asked how his team happened to get the name Midgets, he replied, "Have you seen them?" The team just can't understand what good layups are but they're very ambitious and ' "really quite good for their height." One of the questions the Invaders asked Jim Walker to explain was the difference between offense and defense. But Ron Bescb's team topped that one they asked him now to dribble. Ron said they forget most of the Winks time anyway, especially when one of them rebounds. She runs from the free throw line at least as far as the half line. Unlike the G-strings who enjoy drinking water, the Cliiquitas eat oranges to quench their thirst. But they do have to watch where they throw the peels. John Winkel thinks the Winks are "a bunch of good-looking girls and they're good hustlers, too!" John said that surprisingly enough there were no questions at practice. "They all seemed to know what they were doing until the first game." "Look at our 0-2 record and you can figure it out!" was Mike Elbert's reply when asked how the Coordinates obtained their name. After losing their first game by 20 points and the second by only three, Mike is a little leary about his earlier statement: "We're off to State!" The girls think they have good reasons for their actions. Cathy Johnson still thinks the refs are using boys' rules instead of girls'. And Cathy Rich suggested everybody get rabies shots after Rose Studer accidentally bit Rach Arndorfer in the shoulder. Linda Briggs blames her slowness on her tennis shoes. "They stick to the floorl" she said. But with all these obstacles, the girls all feel it's a worthwhile activity. A tip for the players comes from Tina 0brecht: "Don't try a layup in your stocking feet because you might end up on your most obvious end!" servative, orthodox and reform, Mr. Diamond brought to the classes the Torali, which is the first five books of Moses, two prayer shawls worn during religious ceremonies, and his yar- mulkeh or skull cap. He described many family celebrations and practices such as the Jewish Sabbath, Circumcision, Bar Mitzvah, Passover and Yom Kippur. Sister Mary Maun, OSF, freshman religion instructor, believed the talk "gave freshmen a better understanding of the Jewish faith today and rounded out their knowledge of Old Testament Judaism." On Friday, Feb. 23, period 6 freshman religion students presented a program on Judaism to share what they had learned with anyone interested. Through a panel discussion, they told of the Synagogue service, which consists of a reading of the Scripture, prayers, chants (now in English, formerly in Hebrew), a sermon by the rabbi and rituals. Also included were discussions on the Yiddish language, dietary habits, marriage customs and Jewish holidays such as Tu B'Shvat or Arbor Day. Bits 'n Piece* Celebration Tops Religion Classes Feb. 15 was a very special day for Father Smith. Because of his birthday, his junior religion classes presented him with cakes in several of his classes. Some parties were planned but as every student knows, class is more important and somehow the parties didn't quite work out. The first adult Civil Defense class met on Feb. 20, with Sister Lucille Bresson, OSF, as teacher. Everything went fine until it was time for the movie. Somehow it was presented backwards and upside down. Alter a few moments of explanation, Sister got things under control. Politics have come to life for the sixth period government class. All three possible methods of obtaining candidates were used in preparation for an election: self-announcement, petition, and convention. After the class divided into the political party of each one's choice, a mock national convention took place Friday, Feb. 23. Republican party chairman was Barb Winkel; Jeanne Milder headed the Democrats. After the "call to order" each party listened to nomination speeches made by various members of the class. During the orations, the strengths of their chosen candidates were extolled or "possibly exaggerated" according to the class instructor, Sister Lucille Bresson. Results of the National Convention were, for the Democrats, Ron Bierr - president, and Leonard Becker - vice-president; the Republican candidates were Mary Bonnstetter - president, and Mike Welp - vice-president. Other state and local candidates were: Joanne Crotty, Democrats' mayor; governor, Carole Schneider; state representative, Shirley Stoffel; U. S. representative Steve Erpelding, and U. S. Senator, Ken Fuchsen. The list of Republican nominees included mayor Pat Grandgenett, governor Dave Zeimet, state representative Jean Haag, U. S. representative, Charles Capesius, and U. S. Senator Jeanne Crotty. Presidential candidates also gave their acceptance speeches. According to Ron and Mary if s not easy when you have to be Bob Kennedy or Miss Nixon respectively. Ballot casting Friday, March 1, told the tale for tht donkeys and the elephants.

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