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Guthrian, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1957, Guthrie Center, Iowa EDITORIAL by Jim Tallman Spring is the time of yeai when most people think of plant- ing gardens and planting crop.s but that isn't all spring is. It is a time when men begin to think about how near the green they can put the golf ball It is time for the house to be- came a practice golf course. Children are getting out their kites for the kite-flying time of the year. There is much happi- ness along with the sorrow for the many KKes that end up in telephone and high-line wires. It is also the time when peo pie of all occupations begin working with renewed vigor Businessmen work with vigor that always accomplishes some- thing important- The scientist makes a new discovery. Typists type faster. Farmers work hard- er than before. So it goes all people work with vigor because, It is Spring. Editors Comments Once again everyone seemed to enjoy the Spring Prom this year although it doesn't seem too much like spring, yet. No one seemed to notice April Fools Day last week. Maybe there aren't any fools in Guthrie Center High School There are now only six weeks of school left and not that many for the seniors. The following ten suggestions, or were given to me by Mrs. Leland Kenyon. They originally came from a school in Massachusetts and ap- peared in Church Pointers: Ten "Teen" Commandments 1. Don't let your parents down. They brought you up. 2. Be smart, obey. You'll give orders yourself someday. 3- Ditch dirty thoughts fast or they'll ditch you. 4. Stop and think before you drink. Come One Come All Library Notes This year the Junior High has used the library a great deal. SIer Felix The Senior Class will present "My Three a comedy by Sam Spewak. next I Thursday and Friday evenings. This hillarious play takes place I on a penal colony in French Guinea at Christmas time. Mon- They have learned how to check out the 'books very well and some of them have read quite a few books. This week I have asked some of the boys some of their favorite books and to tell a little abut each one of them. RONALD MAGNTJSON WYATT EARP: This is a story of Wyatt Earp's more, famous exploits starting from the time he was a little boy .until his death. One incident tells how he saved his family from an Indian attack by driving some horses hires three escaped convicts to do some into their midst. MEN AGAINST THE SEA: This story tells about a captain and some of his crew set free in an open boat after the rest of them mutinied. It tells how the captain kept his crew alive when traveling over 3600 miles of op- en water. THE PEARL LAGOON: Is a story about a boy and his uncle and their adventures in the South Seas; namely, pearl diving. and adventures with pirates. CHUCK HABTMAN CASEY STENGEL: It is a ;tory packed with baseball excit- ement. It tells about Casey's life as a player and a manager. RIVER BOY This book tells about Mark Twains' humorous ife as a boy; his exciting life as a traveler and reporter; his ater life as an author. BUFFALO BILL: It's a very interesting: book about, the west- work for him. Monsier Felix's Uncle Henri Ducotel. who owns the store that Felix manages comes all the way from Paris to check on his store. The uncle, a miserly man, finds the store financially unstable and threat- ens to close the business. At this point the three one a swindler, two murders decide to take the situation in hand. Adolphe, a poisonous pet snake, joins in to form the hilarious climax. You will not realize how ex- tremely numerous this play is until you see it. It is truly a laugh-a-minute production. The director, Mr. Diggins, and the cast have worked hard to bring you this play which I am sure you will all enjoy. The cast is as follows: Felix Ducotel Lynn Walker Emilie Ducotel Diane Crad- ick Marie Louise Ducotel Diane Towne Madam Parole Harriett Da- vis Jules Gary McCool Joseph Earle Davis Alfred Kenny Tague Henri Frank Phippen Paul Harley Martin Lieutenant Richard Gilson 5. Show-off driving is juven- ern frontier. It tells about Buff- ile. Don't act your age. alo Bill's life as a bullwhacker. 6- Pick the right friends to stage driver, Pony Express rider pick for a friend. i 7. Choose a uate fit for a mate. 8. Don't go steady unless you are ready. 9. Love God and Neighbor 10. Live carefully. The soul you save may be your own. Easter Seals are now on sale. Money from their sale is used by the National Soc'ety for Crippled Children and Adults to help handicapped individuals Last year, this association aided 119.447 children and 25.803 adults HELP CRIPPLED CHILDREN! and buffalo hunter. COLUMN OF COGS by Gordon Pwrdy The featured senior girl this week is Marie Lehman. Marie is 5 ft 2V: inches tall and has blue eyes. The school she attended before High School was Bear Grove no. 9. Her plans for the future is secretarial work. Her subjects are Consumers Educa- tion, American History. Typing IT. and Shorthand n. Some of her favorites are as follows. Subject Typing Car Mercury Color Blue Jane Mansfield Holden Movie A" Man Called Peter The featured senior boy this "week is Robert Kent. Robert is 5" 11" taH and has brown eves. The schools he attended before coming to higfc school are Bear Grove no. 1 and 2. and Baker no. 1- His plan.-; for the future Is to be a His sub- jects this Consumers JVt Ag. TV and Arr.'-nnn TTiMory Some of his favorite .ire: Subject History Car _. Ford Color Blue Actress Actor JAHVS Pc-an Movie Rf'V! Wv Cause. INQUIRING REPORTER What subject or sport would you like to have given in GCHS that isn't given now? Ilene Tallman: foreign langua- ges Flora Tallman: French Judy Spalding: Basic foreign language, like Spanish Donna Wenger: More sports like swimming and tennis. Janice Grow: Art Roxie Newbanks: Tennis Carol Covault: Art Sheryl Lewis: Swimming Pat Pearson: Tennis Marlene Smith: Swimming Janet Paulsen: Swimming Debby Dowd: Tennis Carol Marean: Art Keith Merrill: French Joan Loeb: Art or Sculpture Charmayne Menefee: Art and German Alice Miller: French John Thomas: French or Ger- man and Tennis Larry McCool: Solid Geometry Edward Middlotorr I don't care Joyce Wright- kiiid of foreign language Dick Miller: Art Dick Lupardus or Bill- iards John Menefee. Galon Benton- Skiing Fred Ivoeb: G7 Robert Dennis Rhode- nc G.C.H.S. Views The World Last Wednesday noon another newsreel of world, events was shown to the High School -and Junior High. The newsreel included the in- naugration of President Eisen- hower; President Eisenhower's visit to the dust bowl; Californ- ia's windswept halocaust; scenes Gaza Strip: the open- ing of the worlds largest earth- en dam, a mountain rescue in France; religious paintings found behind the wall-paper in some English houses: a trip into a French steel mill; a sea rescue of a man, stricken with appen- dicitis, by a Norweigen help- ship; undersea life as seen by a deep-sea diver propelled by' a motor, scenes of a petrified" for- st in Arizona: and the actual pic- turs of a chimney falling the wrong way crushing several houses in Australia. The film ended with an ex- tensive trip through the gold- mining region of California. Old mining camps, stream which on- ce contained gold, and an old Wells Fargo Office were among the things shown, This was shown through the State University of Iowa with the courtesy of the Standard Oil .Co. Track and Baseball April Brings by Marilyn Mallei-man "Oh! my corsage is just beau- tiful, and these are my favorite flowers." These were a familiar words Friday night as the girls of Guthrie Center were looking very lovely in their formals and party dresses with their hand- some escorts decked in ties and dress jackets, getting ready to attend the annual Spring Prom- The Prom, the biggest formal ball to be held during the sch- ool year was held April 5, from to p.m. in the Guth- rie Center High School gymnas- ium. Jack Cole and his orchestra provided music for the social event. The Prom was sponsored by the Service Club, under the spon- sorship of Mr. Spaulding. Under various committees and individ- uals, they all worked together to provide a wonderful evening for all attending. The gym was decorated under the direction of Janet Paulsen and Larry Phippen. They plan- ned an April Showers theme with the false ceiling made out of crepe paper and side wall dec- orated in the various colors of the rainbow. John Morgan se- cured the card tables which were placed around the edge of the floor. The tables were covered and held a candle, lighted for table service, and individual nut and mint containers- The refresh- ment committee was headed by Sandy Laughery and Gary Mc- Cool. Free cokes and popcorn were on the refreshment list. They were served by eight jun- ior high boy waiters. Galen Benton was chairman of the entertainment committees, which 'performed at intermission of the dance. The high school en- tertainers include the companies of Kenny Tague and Roger Eag- en. Karee Logue was responsible for the piogram and dance books, which were shaped in the form fit a cake battle. Barbara Beane was publicity chairman i and also sent out the faculty in- vitations. Tickets to the Sp'ring Prom were sold -that evening at This money will be used to help cover the expense of the band. So the manners and courtesy "tops" foi t-ie we're sure everyone enjoyed the 1957 Spring Prom. Education Association by -loan Jlcckman A convention of the Central District of the Iowa State Kd- m-ution Association was held Saturday, April 6, in the Roose- velt High Schol in Des Moines. A full schedule was planned for the forenoon and afternoon. Registration began at a.m. in the lobby of the Roosevelt High School.-At music wai provided by the Jefferson High School Concert Band. Following the music, an invocation, greet- ings, and a message was pre- sented and then the main talk of the forenoon entitled, 'To- ward New Horizons' by Karl H. Berns, Assistant Executive Sec- retary of Field Operations. A Representative Assembly, with Ray Nyhan presiding, concluded the forenoon session. At numerous Sectional Meetings of varied fields were scheduled. Music once again started off the Second General Session at Following this was a Report of the Representative Assembly. To bring the convention to an end, Frank O. Mclntyre, Director of Public Relations, California Teachers Association, of the Southern Section, gave an add- ress called "Building a Better At the time this article was written Miss Safely and Miss Kilgore were considering attend- ing this convention. THE GUTHRIAN. GUTHRIK CENTER, IOWA Page 6 Tuesday, April 0, 1957 Four Picks The French Horn Quartet has been selected as our group for the Four Picks column this week. Their favorites are: Norma Whitney Freshman Favorite color blue Favorite car Ford Favorite actress Debbie Reynolds Favorite actor Eddie Fisher Favorite movie Glen Miller Story Favorite pastime piano Playing Baseball Season Here The baseball season is here and the boys are beginning to loosen up their swinging arms. It seems that behind everything there is a story. Maybe you would like to know the story behind base- ball. Many people suppose the In- dians invented baseball, possibly because it is called the Great American Sport. Indians were very fond of sports and they played ball, but their best game was more like lacrosse. Baseball really began with a game called rounders, played in Old England long before Ameri- ca was discovered. Rounders carne to America in Colonial days and adapted into a game Pet peeve People who don't speak when spoken to! Pat Densmore Sophomore Favorite color blue Favorite car Ford Favorite actress June Ally- son Favorite actor Tab Hunter Favorite movie Eddie Duch- an Story Favorite pastime Dancing Pet Peeve. People who think their too good for you! Donna Wenger Sophomore Favorite Color blue Favorite car Ford Favorite actress Debbie Reynolds Favorite actor Richard Todd Favorite movie Gone With the Wind Favorite pastime Reading Nancy Simmons Senior Favorite color pink Favorite car Wine and Black Chevy Favorite actress June Ally- son Favorite actor Rock Hud- son Favorite movie Man Called Peter Favorite pastime sewing Hot Lunch March 25 March 26 March 27 No school (storm) No school (storm) Fish Sticks-Tartar Sauce Creamed Peas Mixed Fruit Cup with Banan- as Peanut Butter Sand. K pint milk March 28 Barbecued Beef on Bun Potato Salad Whole Wheat White B Sandwiches Grapefruit Sections Vi pint milk March -29 Tuna Noodle Casserole Peanut butter sand. Celery Sticks Cherry Cobbler pint milk Music Notes Jby Joan The band will take two num- bers to contest, a march and an overture. Miss Fry reports the Girls Glee Club will probably sing three numbers. This contest for large groups will be held at Demson. G. C- wishes to congratulate the girl's trio for the beautiful job they did singing on Teen Time. They received a handsome sum of money from ,Bm Riley on March 31. Good Luck in the next contest, girls. Galen Benton, who also ap- peared on the March 31 program would like to base his career on accordian playing. "If I can only- make the he said. We know he can. Alumni News Couple of the Week: Sheryl Jorgensen and Darwin Hughes. called town ball, something like! Sorg of the Week: I'm ail by GcraJd Eighth Grade Visits Last Wednesday the Sth Grade were at the Capitol Building m Des Moines. Each year the Sth Grade has one special project which it car- ries out. They alternate in tak- ing the school census and visit- ing the Capitol Building in Des Moines. The 87 pupils left at oclock riding in three buses and bringing their lunch with them- Upon arriving in Des Moines they immediately went to the Capitol Building. First they were introduced to the House of Rep- resentatives which was in ses- sion. After leaving the House of Representatives each of the 87 students shook hands with gove- rnor of Iowa. After leaving the Governor they were escorted by a page boy to the Senate where they were introduced by an as- sociate of Senator Prince. Mr. Prince was not there at the time. After eating their lunches in the buses the Sth graders visit- ed the Historical Building. Some of the things seen in this build- ing were old wagons, old dish- es, an airplane skeleton, stuffed animals, and Indian relics. The Historical Buikung also contam- a library which unfortunately was closed. The teachers which accompan- ied the students were Tow- a softball, slung underhanded Baseball as we know it was first played at Cooperstown, York, in 1839. The first regular baseball ch b was the Kn'cker- bocker Club, formed in 18-15 in Shook Up. lliw did r.'iarv Covault like the snow. Especially in his car. Wouldn't it be funny If Jody Beck had long hair If Joyce Benton had short hair Xew York City, and several oth-} If Harold Smith was 6 ft. tall er clubs soon organized there in If teachers went on strike Brooklyn. If Mrs. Youngkin was Mrs. game spread slowly along j Oidkin The Atlantic seaboard. It did not j If Mary Ohm was Mary Volt atain national scope until aftc- J If the high school boys" drove the Civil War. Soon there wasn't tricycles instead of cars, a town in the land which didn't i If boys wore skirts as much have a diamond and two years as girls wear jeans. after the war ended 500 clubs sent delegates to Philadelphia to draw up standardized rules. The National League was for- med in 1876 and the American League in 1900. That was the first year of the World Series which has been played annually Barry Hinton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hinton of 206 Seven- th St. Guthrie Center, la., was among the Grinnell College stu- dents assisting with the annual contests of the eastern division of the Iowa High School Speech Association held on campus last weekend. More than 950 entries from 140 schools, were judged during the two-day meeting.0 Hinton, sophomore at Grin- nell, is a 1955 graduate of Guth- ne Center High School. This week we have some in- teresting news about an alum- nus. Darrll McKibbin a grad- uate of GCHS was sent to the World Science Comention in New York by the Lockheed Air craft Company of Pallo 4] to ever since. Department Dope year there are thirty-six MO Mrs. and Mr. Mor- roys participating in track. They ritt Carol Mrs. Wallace The short- hand II girls are working to im- prove their speed. They also are transcribing on letter-head pa- per for mailable transcripts. The typing II class' is just finishing a practice set of bus- iness form which are used in the office. Typing I is studying about typ- ing for personal use and are learning when to capitalize and punctuate. In shorthand I they are work- ing on speed transcription. Joann Rains and Joyce Sheeder have passed SO words per minute and are now working for 100 words per minute. as gms wear jeans. cupational Theropist Sun Couples seen at the Spring Prom i for thu> comnanv Delores Grow and Jim Smith Ruth French and Gene Newell Leona Jensen and Jack Apple- gate Marilyn Halterman and Lynn Heiland Debby Dowd and Man-in Co- vault Carolyn Charter and Lee Hol- lar Joann Rains and Lyle Short Carole Covault and Bob Mc- Cool Helen Moreland and Charley Finnegan Sheryl Ely and Gary Wall Diane Towne and Gary Sloss Gwen Morgan and "Merlin Buckmaster Barb Bailey and Harley Mar- tin Barb Beane and Gary Reeves Happy reminder for students there are only six weeks of sch- ool left. Grade News Mrs. --D Frazier -D The Sopho- ho BLACK GOLD Editor In Chirf Editorial" Feature Editor Mary Kowloy Beofc BHTORTERS: Martin. C Simmons. Jm-cr Haltcrmar Toar Petty. Marie Lr-hrr.ar, Nancy Priori? V Held. Carol i- Gerald r Rosrnberpor Sc" V--y Ohm, Jim Tallman. and no to relays. They aro ley Relays, Pern- Rolavs. .-v.mlir RrL.ys, Valley, District State' ihr> past two yoars i.'-Cv) now s'arrmg on W- Hanquet for girls am] boys has April in. ids of 13 'ivt hv. firo of T- a 13711; iho transportation. To make enjoyable thov will n-. ik" trains and 1'. by John Thomas hich school track cots way Saturday April 33. at VaJ3ev of Des Moines T T CramjwJ hy heavy l production Coach has r, 7dmn.nc Thry ,f fr' v. KI v. n'o s G.iry and id L'M) Rand' i T Thf T ir third rr Richard Gil- I, m N- for at T T tram's V1 IV on

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