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Photo by Sedlocek Big titles for big jobs: Jeanne will be Managing Editor in Charge of Content; I)ebble, Managing Editor in Charge of Production. Nathan Hale Will Take Bensonites; Student Interviews Superintendent Miller "Hale, Hale, the gang's all here!" This might be the theme song of students who will attend Nahtan Hale, a new junior-senior high scheduled to open Sept. 1, 1964. Many questions concerning Na- than Hale were answered by su- perintendent of schools, Dr. Paul A. Miller, in a Nov. 7 interview with Judy Bradley '65. "In order to help solve the problem of overcrowding, as in the case of Beveridge, students will be required to attend Nathan Hale," explained Dr. Miller, including those who will be seniors. The echoool district boundaries will be decided next spring in order to catch the overflow from Benson. Hale to Be Cool School A swimming pool and central air-conditloning will be the at- tractive assets to the $2,200,000 building located at 61st and Red- elk. Swimming will be required of a11 students taking physical edu- cation. The new school is to handle from 800 to 900 students be- tween the seventh and twelfth grade. Nathan Hale, along with all the other new junior-senior high schools, will eliminate the ninth grade at Bensen High in about five years. "We try to take teachers from each school that the students come from," declared Dr. Miller, "and they will be chosen next spring." The principal will be cho- sen when the teachers are. Miller Tells of Policy "As is the policy in all the Oma- ha public schools," explained Dr. Miller, "the languages taught will depend on what the students sign up for and what they want." A newspaper and yearbook will be published if there is enough in- terest in them. Beveridge students have already put out the first edi- tion of their newspaper, as Nathan Hale can if the principal decides there is enough student interest Council Engages In Student Trade Did you see come  strange faces ,the Bunny halls? Chances are you did see a few Strange ores and missed a few lamiliar ones. Thursday was the Intercity Sudent Council Ex- .ane Day. The eix public high hools to0k part, including the new Beveridge. Two of the ex- dhanges were ex-Bensonites Car- lyn Park and Judy Pratt, now oth Beveridge Bulldogs. Other exchanges were from Petersen, Turnquist Head'64 Cupola Geisler Announces Cupola Theme As Staff Prepares for Coming Year "Growth" will be the theme of this year's Cupola as the annual production begins to take form. Jeanne Turnquist and Debbie Petersen, both seniors, will lead the staff as managing editors. Managing Editor in Charge of Content will be Jeanne's title. She will be responsible for "what goes into the book." Working with the printers, circulation manager, and business manager will be the concern af Debbie, the Managing Editor in Charge of Production. Neither the other. Along with the new titles will be a new adviser. Larry Gelsler will take over the position as ad- viser, which Gunnar Horn has held since 1938. Mr. Geisler referred to "a touch of irony" in his selection of Dab- hie. He recalls that in the spring of 1962, Mr. Horn spent much position will be subordinate to dent teacher, Mr. Geisler had the opportunity of teaching Mr. Horn's fourth hour sophomore English class. Debbie 'Pace Setter' Debbie was a student in that English class, and she immediate- ly left her mark as a "pace set- cent interview, and the impression Debbie made as a sophomore in- lluenced his decision today. Again as last year, the staff is' composed entirely of girls. Every girl that applied and was inter- viewed will have a position on the staff. Mr. Geisler is quite confident of his tyro staff, and expresses his confidence by declaring all of them capable of "playing musical chairs." Senior Girls Fill Positions "From the quality and caliber possessed by these individuals any one of them could succeed in any of the positions," Mr. Geisler de- clared. He emphasized his major problem as discovering which quality of the individual will best suit the publication. Ann Boyles will be in charge of "glamor pix" as the Senior Growth Editor. Linda Woodward will be the Associate Editor. Twila Andreason will have to "knock heads" with teachers as head of the Faculty Section. Social Growth will be in the hands of Mary Knutzen. The Academic Growth Section will be the re- sponsibility of Diane McDonald. Associate Editor for that section will be Diane Tuzzollno. Three Share Art Work Sue Devereux will tackle the Cultural Growth Section with Joan Boeka and Sherri Schonlau as her associate editors. Art work will be in the hands of Francis Mton. Helen Montaque will be her asso- ciate along with Sandy Jornlin. Sports or the Physical Growth Section will be under the control of Allison Brown. Associate editor will be Chris Larsen. Bills and money will be handled by Patti Carlson. Nancy Wolfe will fill the position of Circulation Manager. The only male assistants will be of his time at the printer working ter." Mr. Geisler was aware of Writing Consultant will be Lynn the photographers, Jaey Sedlacek on that year's Cupola. As a stu- this same ability during their re- Overholt. '64 and Richard Harrig' 64. BENSON HIGH NEWS VOICE OF THE SCHOOL Vol. 35, No. 5 BENSON HIGH SCHOOL, OMAHA, NEB., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1963 Price i0 rents auakerManTalks Benson Parents Top DebateStake Senior Candidates Begin To Studen! Body Take Over Halls Is Steak Dinner Campaigns for Offices "The Quake Ma ," c pet Parents took ,their turn in the "I will uy any ody steak width powdered wig and. buckled crowded halls of Benson his dinner, who can heat Ceutral's shoes, spoke to a Benson assembly" Nov. 14. Val Gould, alias "The Quaker Man," expressed high faith in the youth of today. "The youth of this couutry rep- resent a unique position. You are ,the first generation that will be coming of age during the time ,that this nation is undertaking the leadership of the free world," he stated. Mr. Gould impressed on his audience the importance of reli- gion. "This country was not founded by acheists; neither was it founded on atheism." Running through the great American doc- uments is a "golden thread of re- liance on the devine." Mr. Gould has been in the thea- ter for many years. In 1946, while doing a stage play in London, he was asked to entertain troops dur- ing the Berlin air-lift. It was in Germany that he became aware of the true side of Communism. He began to .talk co che troops about this, and when he returned to the United States, he decided to eontlnue this type of work. In his four years of (tours, he has talked co over two million high school students. Mr. Gould is ,sponsored by the Quaker Oats Company. Musicians Participate In Ralston Musical Eight members of SensoR's Orchestra discovered first hand what it was like tee play for a stage musical Nov. 15 and 16. These dates were the nigllts of Ralston high school's produetfen of Oklahoma. Gerold Chalupa, director of iu- strumental music at Ralston, asked J. Earl Green, Benson's I.M.D. head, if some members of his orchestra would like to play for the production. In response to Mr. Cholupa's request, seven vio- lins and one viola volunteered. The five first violins were Nan- cy Carne '65, Judy Throop '66, David Nelson '65, Barbara Gar- naas '65, and Gerald Conroy '66. 01,h, South, Teoh, and Central The ,two second violins were Di- lh hools. Nine Beneon seniors ann Hofman '65, and Douglas 'ticipated by visaing the five Pfenninger '65. Lynne MeBain '66 played viola. ime. The switch was during Open House Nov. 13. Open House began at 7:30 with musical selections by the orehes- ,tra under he direction of J. Earl Green. The audience of parents ws welcCmed by Roger Cognard. A sales pitch for che fall play, "The Miracle Worker," was given by Pare Hartwell. Robert Adwers, .president of Benson Boosters; Mary Knuzen, president of ,the Student Council; and Principal Howard Sorensen welcomed che parents on behalf of the Boosters, teachers, and stu- deals. A.t 8 o'clock the parents were "dismissed" by Principal Saran- sen and they ,then began a short- ened eight-period day. The ten minute classes were aimed a/ in- forming the parents of the major goals of each subject. Many con- fused and lost faces could be viewed during the five minute passing periods, but strength was regained from coffee and cookies served in he north cafeteria by members of the Pep chub. The wish of Principal Sorensen .......... .to have more parents in at- ,tendance ,this year to beat the 2600 cups of coffee swallowed by last year's parents ............ was cer- tainly reached. top debaters," exclaimed Miss Evelyn Hade, as ehe told of her second place .team. The boys' debate teams com- posed of seniors Roger Pentzien, Jim Laird, Kurt Hansen, and junior, Philip Dents captured sec- ond place in the Boys' Missouri alley ,tournament. The ,team lost four out of sixteen debates, and placed second to Control's unde- feated teams. The question debated was, "Re- solved: That the federal govern- ment should provide complete medical care for all citizens at public expense." The teams took bath sides of the issue. According to Miss Hade, "The Missouri Valley Debate As- sociation is the roughest competi- tion ,the teams will have to face." Today, eight debaters and Miss Hade are in South St. Paul, Minn., for the Little Nationals Debate tournament The teams are Roger and Jim, Kurt and Philip, seniors Sherry Sehonlau and Janet Voelte, and juniors Ronald PalagI and Betty Bathe. "The tournament will feature the top debate schools in the Mid- west," remarked Miss Hade. Hi-Y, Y-Teen To Hold Services Bunnies will give thanks next Wednesday as the annual Hi-Y and Y-Teen Thanksgiving services will be held. Rev. Jerry Dunn of the Open Door Mission will give a message to the students. Helping him con- duct the service will be Ht-Y and Y-Teen officers. Dave Morgan '64 and Ruth E1- lingwoed '64 will participate in the first service. The second ser- vice will be lead by Dick Jueek- stock '65 and Grace Hanson '65. Paul Critchlow and Sue McCray, both '64, will help with the last service. Anthems and hymns of praise will be sung at all the cervices. The boys' quartet, the Keynotes, will sing at one of the services. Grace Hanson will sing a solo en- titled "Prayer Perfect". At the other service a double boys' quar- tet will sing a Netherland folk song called "Prayer of Thanksgiv- ing". Donna Barnett '64 will accom- pany the singers on the organ. Journalism Departmen tReceives UCSA ward From Omaha Advertising Club for Efforts "Every good guy helps," and so did the Benson High News. The News staff was honored for its help in the promotion of the UCS drive Nov. 12 at the Black- stone hotel. Managing editors Jaey Sedlacek and John Pierce, both '64, and adviser, Gunnar Horn, were guests of the Omaha Advertising club at the annual awards luncheon. Of the six local entries, the Benson High News won the event "hands down," stated contest chairman Bob Dalhoff, The con- test was judged on uniqueness, length, and overall appearance of drive material. "More rewarding than the plaque was the thought that we contributed' to a worthwhile or- ganization, and that the News might have been part of the in- fluence that inspired Benson stu- dents to contribute more than last year," remarked Jaey. -- Staff Photo Jaey and Carolyn display UCS award as John displays sports coat. In the back- ground are the two issues of the News which gained the first place plaque. Political tension is in the rising at Benson High school! Gens Pugh has announced the candidates and dates for ,the com- ing senior elections. Candidates for the different offices will give their skits Nov. 20-22, and Nov. 25-27. The primary elections to be held on Dec. 2, will narrow the candidates down to wo for each office. The results will Ie an- nounced in the Benson High Newe and in senior homeroom on Dee. 6. Skits, Signs, Smiles Start Skits for the final election will be held Dee. 16-17, and will de- termine the choices of the voters. Results of the senior elections will be announced in the Benson High News on Dec. 20. Names of the parties, and who is in each one, was decided by the candidates. The candidates on each ticket run in .the order of president, vice- president, secretary, and treasur- er. On the "Pos'm" icket are Susanne Goodwin, Jeanne Turn- quiet, Pam Hartwell, and John Decker. The "Era" slate is com- posed of Roger Congard0 Bruce Jones, Pare Wood, and Eiloon Bray. Candldotes Unite into Slates "Kads" is the name chosen by Kurt Hanson, Dave Morgan, Ann Boyles, and Sue Devereux. The "Peers" have Jim Laird, Andy Grimm, Judy Tisthammer, and Roger Pentzien. The two-man tic- ket of ,the "Clod" has Tim Casey running for vice president and Dennis Highland for treasurer. Sherry Schonlau and Clark Lip- pert are running independently for the vice presidency. The final party, tbe "Coke" party, is com- posed of Ruth Ellingwood, Ann Clemens, Carolyn Owen, aRd Mar Knutzen. Thespians Perform Bensen has been invited by the Nebraska Council of Teachers of English to present a scene frcfm "Romeo and Juliet" at heir an- nual convention April 19, 1964. The theme of the convetion, to be held in Lincoln at Nebraska Wes- leyan university is honoring the 400th anniversiy of Shake= speare's birth. According ,to Gunnar Horn, Head of the English department, "Benson was chosen because Mrs. Stevens is widely recognized for her excellent Shaksspearean pro- duotlons."