Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
nvvtmiwr 1V73 U.S. students distrust New York Tines Service NEW YORK A survey of high school student leaders across the United States indicates they are generally distrustful of government but perhaps somewhat more conservative in their attitudes than some people might expect. Eighty-three per cent of the students declared themselves in favor of traditional 81 per cent said schoolchildren should not be bused to achieve 72 per cent said they never used marijuana and 31 per cent said labor unions should not be allowed to strike. The survey was conducted by Educational Com- munications which publishes Who's Who Among American High School Students. The book contains biographical sketches of students nominated by prin- cipals and guidance counselors as those with high achievement in studies and activities. Students from the including the New York metropolitan con- sistently demonstrated more. liberal attitudes in their responses than those from other parts of the country. Over all. 64 per cent of the students said the amount of money spent in political cam- paigns by candidates should be regulated and 40 per cent said under present conditions only wealthy persons could af- ford to run for political office. Because the survey was conducted last the responses concerning Presi- dent Nixon and the federal government did not take ac- count of recent developments in the Watergate scandals. Even 69 per cent said Watergate inci- dent and events surroudning had caused a loss of public confidence in the president. On matters of personal life- 72 per cent of the all of whom had just completed or were entering the senior year in high said they had never engaged in sexual intercourse. Fort-one per cent said they did not approve of premarital intercourse under any circum- stances. Divorce was widely accepted among the students as a way of solving the problems of a failing marriage. Seventy-one per cent said they would seek divorce if the marriage was and all other means of problem-solving had tailed. Among religious Jewish students found divorce most 89 per cent of them approving. Seventy- one per cent of the protestants approved of divorce and 66 per- cent of Roman Catholics. Book Week project Taking a break from the regular school It may appear that way but these St. Basil's School students are actually illustrating an even in the book entitled Captains of the Sky by Eric Bender as a project of Book Week. Left to right are David Peter and David 11. A t tournament PART Here Are the ANSWERS for your NEWS QUIZ Henry Kissinger 5- PART 5-c PART 5-c PICTURE Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko Hamilton sweeps pennants By BRUCE KEVIN HARTLEY and KIRK PRINCE The public school's junior high annual volleyball tourna- ment was held last Saturday Phristmas ideas begin Save 4.99 on Our Best Deluxe Broiler Oven This appliance Is designed to serve accurately and efficiently both as an oven and as a broiler. You select Bake or Broil at the mere push of a button. Reg. 49.98. 4499 Per 24 hour Teleehop 32S-H11 Ud.- MSmptoni-SMrt yougatitw and IIM dMvtty STORE Open dally from a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m Ctfltrt TMMhop 328-9231 in Wilson Junior High's double auditorium. Hamilton's Grade 8 and 9 boys won the grade pennants and the Grade 7 and 9 teams won pennants for the girls. Wilson's Grade 8 girls won the sixth pennant. Teams from Gilbert Paterson also par- ticipated in the tournament. The Grade 7 teams got thing rolling at 8 a.m. with the Hamilton boys playing against Wilson. coached by Tokio won 15-4 and 15-8. Later they defeated Paterson by 15-10 and 15-12. Wade came up with great blocks and Jamie and Barry Coghlin were very much on their toes throughout the tournament. The winning team consisted of David Fields. Greg Jamie Barry Moway Brent Gordon Wade George Coutler and Blain Bartel. The Grade 8 coached by Dennis beat Wilson with scores of 15-7 and 15-9. The two outstanding players were Chu Kenly Jang and Ken Hakze. The whole team played a tight game with complete control over the ball at all times. they defeated Paterson by 15-10 and 15-6. The Grade 8 team consisted of Scott Chu Kenly Perry Chris Brian Will Ken Peter Holmes and Gray Greenway. Coached by Hugh the Grade 9 boys bumped off two 15-3 and against Wilson. they played Paterson and still came out on top. Bryan Litchfield made some tremen- spikes with the help of Bruce Olsen. Members of the Grade 9 team were Bruce Mark David Kirk Bryan Owen Brian Kim Kirkpatrick and Geoff Cox. By YOLAYNE JANG and DEBBIE WAKELIN The Grade 7 girls got off to a good start with a 15-11 and 15-8 win over Wilson. Serves counted for the coached by Linda but the returns were poor. Later the team won 15-1 and 15-9 over Paterson. Members of the winning team were Diane Sharon Hoecherl. Jody Sherry Mbser. Lynn Blenda Nora Malinda Lori Wingfield.. Karen Sheryne Rude and Cathy Gommeringer. The Grade'8 girls tried hard against each opposing team but fell apart during the last not being able to keep together. Towards a crowd had gathered and excitement mounted as the Grade 9 coached by Paulette struggled to the bitter end to break a three-way tie. Hamilton's win against Wilson was made possible by excellent serves from Yolayne Jang and Jody Skeith. Debbie Wakelin made a spec- tacular block on the game point against Wilson. Scores were 15-7 15-10 and 14-7 Hamilton lost the set to two games to but was-a warded the pennant on total points as each team had lost one and won one. Scores on the Paterson- Hamiltnon final games were 6-15 15-13 and 15-13 Overall strong points dis- played by the Hamilton teams were good strong basic skills by all members and good serves with control of the ball at all times. student has own radio show TORONTO. A 13- year-old Toronto-area student may be the youngest regular disc jockey in the broad- casting business. For about six Bruce Garrett has been spending Saturday mornings behind turntables and microphones at the University of Toronto campus to produce his own four-hour show on Radio Var- sity. was nervous at the audi- tion in May but I'm not ner- vous said the 13-year- old celebrity of his school. lot of people phone in and re- quest songs and most people say the show is pretty Providing interviews and commentary is also part of the job that the junior disc jockey says has always interested him. He learned of Radio Varsity from his brother's then ly got up enough nerve to go in and ask for a Several schoolmates still don't believe he's on the the student said. kids are always asking me if they can come down to the But he now has his Radio Varsity press card to show the unconvinced. The experience has also determined his choice of career after he said. was thinking of either go- ing into radio or marine me- chanics. I'm pretty sure I'll make radio my career now. I've had all Donation to UNICEF Manageress of the Statutory Pam recently presented students' council Brian and Cheryl with for winning a pumpkin contest among the schools. Kate Andrews has donated money to UNICEF. The Herald- Youth Skating event a big success By MAUREEN McCALL Paterson's first skating event of the year was a big success with including the ones who couldn't having a good time. Principal Ivan Millar drew Carol Wright's name as the winner of the door a Rolling Stones album. The second activity block of the year is over and the third one has started. The advent of the winter season brings a new to the ever expanding list. This course will deal with the basics of skiing and how to get in shape for this winter sport. The second outdoor educa- tion block has decided to wind things up with a campout this weekend. It is assured it will be cold and everyone has been advised to bring lots of long- underwear. The Paterson the were presented with a trophy at the Lethbridge Minor Football Association's awards banquet recently. The students' council is still pondering the traffic problem here and has had two meetings dealing with this item. Although there are no definite solutions as many good suggestions have been reviewed and will be discuss- ed at the next council meeting. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner By PHILIP JANG Lethbridge Collegiate Institute There is little doubt that the vast majority of people realize the wealth that comes of education and it is surprising that such a large number of students in secondary educational institutions only grudgingly accept their educations or put on airs that imply the same. Yet. perhaps it is an over exaggeration to say that education is being grudgingly more accurately there is a lack of fascination whatever else one may take a over the daily revelations that the daily sessions under a planned educational program brings. More to the receiving an education is more a chore than it should be. Rare is the occasion where a math problem is regarded wi th fascination as i t is transformed from problem to solution more a methodical approach will be and all the wonder of the manipulation of numbers are ignored. Methodical would probably be the most apt description of situation. Students sense the need for an education and are methodically absorbing what is being offered or more absorbing parts of the offerings. But just like a sponge's response to it is an inanimate rejoinder where absorption.takes place only because the capacity to do so exists. There is no apparent life to the entire procedure. It is entirely possible that education is so widely and thoroughly available to our and indeed that its worth has been downgraded in the minds of many even where the case does not merit downgrading. an education is not another jmckage of sausages on the shelf which may be had in exchange for currency it is something that one must work for to obtain. One would suspect that a vast number of today's students are actually enjoying their experiences in school but are not willing-to admit to themselves that education is an enjoyable thing. a feeling that if they didn't have to stick with the books they would quit. As with almost the oppor- tunity for an education is not missed until it is gone. Questionable are today's objectives in teaching. Rather than stimulating creative all too often a teacher is forc- ed to present a certain amount of material in a certain amount of time regardless of whether the class is following the entire process. If one does absorb what one is expected to during the alloted more often than cramming following an ex- tended session of is required to trip through that traditionally over emphasized final examination. The material is then promptly forgotten. The entire episode the the the reports was just to pass a not to gain knowledge. What is obviously needed is a program in teaching students how to learn and how to retain that learning. As it is a stu- dent does not really discover any proven method unless he runs into a teacher who has the capacity to divulge such information. The touting of marks is another questionable aspect. That all mighty evaluation tool is often an impetus which routes one away from the true intent of education. One is not working to gain knowledge one is working to obtain a number or a letter. .Rather than haggling over a miniscule two or on an emphasis should be placed on under- standing the material contained in the area covered by the exam more thoroughly. This may lead students to ponder about the value of issuing marks in the first place. Students may note they are an evaluating used to compare they are cried over and celebrated over. in the there is the 'material which attention should be focused the content of the course. Perhaps marks are used to indicate to a teacher when a class is not understanding some lessons. That might well be the only real good case for issuing the time factor' peeks its ugly head where will the teacher find time to re-teach the material that his students have somehow not pick- ed More often than marks are unused knowledge. It should be noted that if marks are used only in the above the issuing of a final average would not be necessary. No doubt many teachers will concur if one suggests that it is an almost impossible task to honestly label a student with a mark aside from taking the average of a battery of too. is not a true indicator of anything in particular. Would it be unfeasible to dispense with marks and bell times and and grade levels and merely Yes. it probably isn't as easy as all that. Or is tlM pwfKt gilt ChMM from Mtoctlon from Classical to LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD.