The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 28, 1965 · Page 10
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 28, 1965
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Sports 10-Algona, (to.) Upper 0*« MetnM Th« Way I See It by Patrick Crowford GHS on the court dep't: THE WAY I SEE IT, the best is yet to come (or Garrtpan's mighty Golden Bears as far as basketball goes. Coach McCall seems to feel pretty good about it, himself. In an Interview taken on October 1<* (kinda* early, huh?), he offered some comments on the upcoming season at GHS. Concerning the injuries which hurt the football team and could carry over to basketball season, he had this to say; "Joe Ringsdorf probably will not be able to go one hundred percent on his leg until the first of the year, As for Bill Reding, he'll probably miss the first week of practice, from what the doctor says. Those injuries are not helping us any." Asked about how good he feels his defense will be, he answered, "The defense will be better. We did lose a few good players from last year, but we do have the best defensive players back (Dick Bleich and Joe Ringsdorf)." "However, my biggest problem is that of filling one guard spot. The guards, you know, are what make a team go. Dick Bleich will man one guard spot. The other is up for grabs. If this other guard slot is filled adequately, our defense will definitely be one of the tougher ones." "Bob Smith lettered last year, but .... Denny Long has been working hard all summer and this fall, too. Both Denny and Joe Becker have been working hard at it this fall and each have a real good chance of breaking in. Hard work is a real good talent builder. "By the way, if Denny comes on like he did during baseball season, we could have the two quickest guards in the State. He's got an awful lot of that intangible element called desire." "As far as the forward positions (forward and center) go, we have five experienced men back. And they all come in at over six feet tall apiece (6-4, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, and 6-1). Ringsdorf, Don Potthoff,, Dick 'Mutter arid- BUI Reding -all are- lettermen, and you might as well watch Jim Youngwirth. "Jumbo" could easily take over for in place of one of these. "Soph" Jack Muller is bound to give these boys a good run for the money, too. At 6-3 and 207 pounds, he makes for a real strong (and quick) rebounder." Last year's sophomore team went 12-5 and Coach McCall is ready for these boys. He mentioned that "there's Brian LaBarre. I hear he's been working hard. Also up-and-coming are Tom Wagner, Don Courtney and Mike Nltchals. Any one of these could break in. And 1 do believe they will be able to hold up their end on defense." Concerning the topic of his offensive plans for this year, he stated, "The boys are a year older and, I feel, a year improved. We're going to run more this year to compensate for the pressing defenses we will be facing." Looking at the schedule, Coach McCall claimed that "Bancroft is loaded. So is St. Edmond. You know Pacelli is tough, as is Kuemper. Emmetsburg Catholic has most of its team back and Estherville definitely will be strong." On the question of who's shoes are going to be hardest to fill, ne stated in no uncertain terms that none of his graduated players was the most valuable. "All three were very valuable to me," he added. One of the biggest questions arising in the mind of many an ardent Bear fan concerns the prospects of a'Big Three'of GHS, Algona High and Bancroft St. John's. On this matter, he had this to say, "In the same district even." "I'd say that Bancroft is the toughest of the three. They'll be starting six foot guards now that Roger Becker (former Lakota ace) is with them. They also have a couple of boys around 6'4" and another at 6'2" (Diers, Carpenter and Hatten, respectively). "Algona lost a couple of top players to graduation last year. But they do have five boys who are bound to take over in grand style. "This team (AHS) always manages to come on strong at tournament time, too. "What we are strongest in is depth. Our height is also a big asset. Don't count us out at any time." igan High School Star All-School Play For Weekend The eleventh hour Is here again, go without one last look at the script. the play cast Just can't Star Dust by Su« Nftlton As the golden leaves fall through the crisp autumn air, we find GH'ers "cracking down to the books" and studying for quarter tests - most of the time that is." Of course, some people always have to be such "stick in the muds". However, with Mike Carman the situation was quite real as it took him a few days to get his car out of the field in which it was stuck in the mud. * * + Then there's always the energetic people who are getting ready for track next spring. Like Sister Lawrence Marie and Sister Mary Deborah, who have their mile hike every night. * * * Another trademark of the autumn season is the well-known and closely followed World Series. This year's transistors really got a work-out both during the games and even after the games were over. i .v«i..- i ~> '•' •'•>• .t2 V i The cast strikes again as another GHS A-l star football player is disabled. This week Gene Lickteig is down with a broken leg. * * * Our prayers and sympathy is extended to Gwen Bleich whose mother died last Sunday. The Jokester's Jubilee by Judith fetch The last frightening, spooky, and eerie evening of October is Halloween. Although Halloween originally meant hallowed or holy evening because it is the eve of All Saints Day, it is quite differently celebrated today. Some superstitions and symbols come to us from our European ancestors. The tale of the jack-o-lantern comes to us from the Irish. A man named Jack, unable to enter heaven because of his miserliness and unable to enter hell because he played practical jokes on the devil, had to walk the earth with his lantern until Judgement Day. The Druids believed ghosts, spirits, fairies, witches and elves came out to harm people. The cats n'ere believed to be a punishment for evil deeds. In early times in the United State, Halloween was an occasion for playing harmless pranks. But in later years, pranks that were not so harmless were played - overturnings sheds, breaking windows and damaging property. In early times in United States, Halloween was an occasion for playing harmless pranks. But in later yearspranks that weren't so harmless were played - overturning sheds, breaking windows and damaging property. So today to stop such actions, communities now hold Halloween parades and community gatherings which provide fun for all children. They consist mostly of costume parties where they bob for apples and tell ghost stories. Display Creativity Get a piece of wax and add a Garrigan art student and what do you have ? An abstract idea expressed in the twists, turns and odd shapes carved in the wax block. The Art I class "has' 1 just finished their wax sculpture with great success and satisfaction and turned their attention to abstract paintings. However, before the paintings can be done, the art students must learn some fundamental principles of color combinations. Now the class is studying the color combinations in abstract creation. Not only is the Art I class interested in carvings, Art classes E and HI began last week their carvings in wood. As Mary Bormann states it, "you go out and get yourself a log of wood, plan your carving and get the tools and dig in." As a tribute to Garrigan high school, an air brush was donated to tho art department for the use of the students. The art brush works on the order of a spray gun. A mixture of India ink, thin as water, is put in a tube connected to a compressor and a thin press on the gun and the paint sprays out. Eileen Reilly states, "The gun works wonders. It is so neat for the use of abstract paintings. I'm nearly finished with the one painting and can hardly wait to see the final result," If you ever see a G. H. S. student engrossed in carving, don't disturb, for who knows it might be a masterpiece. by Ruth Caml "The People vs. Maxine Lowe", the long awaited murder mystery under the direction of Sister Mary Michael, O.S.F. will be presented October 31 and November 1 at 8 p. m. on the Garrigan stage. The play portrays Maxine Lowe, the defendant, on trial for the murder of her husband. But instead of fighting for her life, she is willing to admit guilt rather than reveal herpast. The brilliant prosecuting attorney impresses the jury while the attorney for the defense, a young and inexperienced lawyer, appeals to them. The case seems very open and shut, for one witness after another piles up damaging evidence. Events then begin to break. Are they beneficial or otherwise ? Is Maxine Lowe convicted ? The cast includes: Mary Bray, Robert Nichols, Steve Walker, Sue Nelson, Gary Loebig, Vicky McGuire, Margaret Studer, Sue Hall, William Obrecht, John Studer, Thomas Arndorfer, Patrick Crawford, Neil Nurre, James Bristow and Bonita Reising. National CYO Week by Phyllis Llchttr What does the C Y O mean to you ? Is it juaL another organization? Is it that membership card stuck in your pocket ? It shouldn't be. The CYO should mean much more than this,,to the young Catholic student. '••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••^•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••" G.H.S. Students At Governor's Conference by Joan Kohlhaa* Is there lack of communication between adults and teenagers? Has youth changed from generation to generation? These questions were presented to Iowa's youth at the Governor's Youth Conference. This year the fall conference was held at Ames. The Junior and Senior class officers represented Garrigan. Dr. Evelyn Duvall, author of books on family life, sprke to the conference on "What It Means to be Young Today." She said that youth had four important decisions to make. Thli first is companions. It is important to choose good companions and not to run with the crowd. Conduct is the second decision. The excuse that everyone is doing it cannot be used. The third decision is careers. The career picked should be one that interests the person. Concept of self is the fourth decision. Youth must be able to judge himself and know what is best for self. Dr. Duvall stated that today's youth is bigger and matures faster than in preceding generations. She continued by saying that youth has access to more things such as cars. Teens today meet more people, move around more and are exposed to more education, especially through television, then ever before. Dr. Duvall also stated that teens are trying to find themselves and what they really are. In the afternoon the conference was divided into small discussion "Your name?" queries Robert Nichols as he practices witness stand is Gary Loebig as Sue Nelson looks on. for the all-school play, seated on the The Catholic Youth Organization is your club. Founded because of you'and for your good, the CYO stands for everything that Catholic youth represents. On Sunday, November 7, there will be an acknowledgment of National C Y 0 Week at Garrigan. Father Ruba, pastor of St. Benedict's parish, will act as master of ceremonies for a rally day. Garrigan Juniors and Seniors will represent the five parishes, St. Joe, St. Benedict, Wesley, Whittemore and Algona in panel discussions. These student delegates will present their views on different teen problems, the purpose of the Diocesan CYO, what the C YO means to the young Catholic and morals of young teens. Each teen plays an important part In his diocese. It is the aim of this rally to help teens become more .conscious of this Importance. Speaking Up Seemingly enjoying the fresh fall weather are the newly elected freshman class officers. Left to right- John Winkel, vice president ; Thomas Ringsdorf, treas- urer; Ruth Neppl, secretary; Barbara Stoffel, social chairman; Thomas Black, president; and Mary Kay Miller, historian. Coach McCall concluded the interview by saying that "Just how good my team Is will be determined by how completely they dedicate themselves to basketball during the upcoming season." He also stated that his outlook is good this year. "I'm as optimistic as 1 have ever been and 1 am looking forward to a good season."' -Q - Working hard on wax sculpture are two of Sister Mary Iva's. first year art students, Brian LaBarre and Robert Smith. •••••••••••••••ft I AMERICANISM ON THE BLOCK £ • • • Three weekends ago, many college students throughout the • • country, aroused by their joint beliefs that the United States • 5 has no place in the Vietnam war and that the military draft 2 2 should be eliminated, turned out in great numbers to express B • their feelings in a mass demonstration. • • In itself, we believe that demonstrations are very good. They • 2 are probably the best known means of expressing how the general 2 • public feels about various subjects or personalities. fc • But this was different. • • Among the things done in the course of the demonstrations, • 5 however, was the burning of draft cards by many prospective • 2 draftees and the distribution of sheets explaining how to get • out of the draft. • Probably the most shocking part of this is the fact that the ! big share of these demonstrators are the descendants of that 2 once great majority who went to Europe or the Far East and • the South pacific to give their all for their country. • To think that these are the descendants of "uncommon valor." •it looks as if the new generation's favorite color is yellow. 2 We do not know the whole story about these demonstrations, • that is true. But the greatest share pf the story can be read • in the pictures we see of the participants. • It's true that America was built on non-conformists. But g is Uiis non-conformity supposed to replace patriotism ? • Just where would we be if Paul Revere hadn't mounted his • horse and raced across the countryside ? Where would we be •if John Paul Jones had chosen not to begin,to fight? Where 2 would we be if Nathan Hale had saved his neck ? • That's all in the past ? All right, where would we be if Jimmy • Doolittle had decided the risk of the Tokyo bombing was too •great? Where would we be if the Americans had surrendered 2at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge'? Where would we be • if Douglas MacArthur had decided not to return ? • Two American Presidents have died for standing up proudly , Jin their nation's behalf, president Kennedy believed in brink- 2 manship. A man as narrow minded as any of these demonstrators B assassinated our President. • This attitude, that we should pull out of the Viet Nam fighting •is, we feel, a harmful attitude. 2 And our advice to these young, bearded rabble-rousers is an •old and often quote: • -shape up or ship ou t«" • —Editors During the course of a recent weekend, several colleges were the site of recent demonstrations against the War in Vietnam and the draft. Eight students and faculty members of Garrigan offered varied comments on this issue. MR. COOPER: /'There is a very fundamental principle of our way of life involved here, the understanding of rights, duties, freedom and loyalty. These young men and women who are protesting are taking advantage of what they feel is a right and what they interpret you may do under the cover of freedom. They are overlooking, however, their duty to their country and they have little or no loyalty. These terrilis, right, duty, freedom and loyalty seem to be so commonly misused today that people have tended to lose sight of their true meaning. The • five young Sullivan boys were free 'to stay in school or around home and wait for the draft during World War n but being loyal and sensing their duty, joined the navy. They all lost their lives protecting our freedom and our rights. Think back through history of all the fine young (and old) men and women who have made a real sacrifice to preserve our freedom. These people were motivated or driven by their loyalty and they felt it their duty to come forth and fight for our way qf life. These young demonstrators are concerned only with the right and freedom side of the books but have obviously not even learned the first commandment of our system of government "the Quartets For State Choral The humming of scales, reading of notes, harmonizing with others and assigning of parts were only a few of the activities going on in the chorus room. After the last person had auditioned and the last note was sung, the awaited results were announced, Twenty members of the G, H. S. chorus groups made the grade for five state quartets. Each quartet consists of a bass, tenor, alto and soprano. The members are; Group I - John Hamilton, Mary Foley, Rebecca Lickteig, Michael Lickteig. Group n - Thomas Fuchsen, Maureen Lentsch, Jane Arndorfer, James Fichbohm. Group III - Timothy Thill, Carole Salz, Madonna Heinen, John Forbes. Group IV - Francis Hildman, Kathleen Kinsman, Diane Bode, William Obrecht. Group V - Ronald Kohlhaas, Hazel McEnroe, Bonita Dahlhauser, Dennis Besch. The quartets are under the direction of Sister Virginia Marie, RuthCassel accompanies the quartets and will travel with them on their trip October 30 to Fort Dodge, price of freedom is eternal vigilance", "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country", and "Give me liberty or give me death." BOB NICHOLS: "I'd jump at the chance to go over there and defend my country." FATHER FRIEDMANN: "It indicates a softness which is creeping into our society as exemplified by an element of the college youth." ANNE PENTON: "Myself, I think it's foolish. Those guys who were burning those draft cards showed graphically that they don't love their country." RUTH CASSEL: "These riots can chiefly be attributed to individuals who, first, do not understand American policy in Viet Nam and secondly, are scared that they might be drafted. They fail to review history and see that Communist China does not step backwards. They are' naive in thinking world peace ensues. If the United States was to leave Viet Nam, it would be under complete Communist control Immediately. We must remember, if a world power such as Red China given but an inch, she will take a mile I U.S. shores could well be their next target. "The second group consists of boys who are afraid to fight, they lack the loyalty and the courage that produces a loyal and patriotic American. "Today's youth must be taught to study and prepare themselves in order to offer some helpful solutions rather than continually criticize our nation's actions. Through united peaceful action they could accomplish international peace." PATRICIA LOEBIG: "It's stupid. We really don't know enough about the issues to be able to raise such a uiss 1 We should make an effort to find out before we go shooting off our mouths." BILL MILDER: "I'think they do have every right to demonstrate just as long as they don't get out of hand. Personally, I couldn't see that part of burning the draft cards." RICHARD MULLER: "I think it is communistic. This is just what the Reds want, dissension; and I believe they are behind it 100 percent of the way." participating offered y|yiedcom- ments. According to kathy Plathe, 1 'The importance of youth centers to get the teens off the streets and acquainted with their parents was brought out in our group." She continued, "It made me realize that we don't really have a problem like this." "The lack of communication between teens and their parents is part of growing up," explained Dick Muller. "Teens would rather be with their friends than their parents." Kathy Boudewyns said, "Some teens in our group thought the lack of communication between parents and teens was the teens' fault because they didn't ask their parents enough questions which they could answer. Others thought it was the parent's fault because they didn't'take enough interest in the teenagers." Linda Dodds picked up a small piece of wisdom; "In our group we 'had a boy from the Eldora Training School. He told us that we should take the advice of our parents because they can help us. This I felt was well worth listening to because of the fact that he had already gone through the parent-teenage strife which we had discussed." All participants agreed that Garrigan should send representatives back next year. Glenn Elbert said, "It gave us an insight on adults and youth." Working diligently but with a light heart is one of the recently chosen quartets for state competition, i^eft to right - jvathieen Kinsman, Francis Hildman, Diane Bode M William Obrecht and Sister Virginia Marie, Seated is accompanist Ruth Cassel.

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