Klamath tribune. (Chiloquin, Or.) 1956-1961, April 01, 1960, Page Page 2, Image 2

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    Poge 2
APRIL 1960
Edna Dillsfrom Seeks College Education,
Advises Contemporaries To Do Likewise
Thunderbirds Boost Chiloquin Library,
Donate Fifty Dollars For New Floor
Realizing a 30-year ambition,
with an assist from the Klamath
Kducation Program, is Kdna Dill
strom, erstwhile lifelong Klamath
County resident. Kdna finished
high school- Sacred Heart Aca
demy in Klamath Falls no less
unreccntly than 1928. Thereupon,
she says, "I was all set to come
to Southern Oregon Normal
School (now Southern Oregon
College) hut 1 didn't have the
money. ("I didn't have sense
enough to think ahout working
and going to school," she jests.)
The long and short of it is that
Kdna finally started S.( ).C. last
September, after a delay of M
years. Her major is elementary
education, something she was in
terested in all the while.
Kdna relates that going hack
to school has proven hard work
- "harder than any joh I've ever
had, harder than working in a
box factory by far". Whether it
would have been easier just out
of high school is for her a mattter
of conjecture, however. She
points out that just out of high
school she had manv interests
other than school, whereas now
she is willing and able to devote
most of the time to just plain
school-work. On the other hand,
she finds she now has more
trouble concentrating "It takes
me longer to read".
Regardless of the respective
merits of going to college early
r late, Kdna recommends for
those who are late to go ahead
anv way.
"It takes a lot of intestinal for
titude but I find anions the older
set here that they really enjoy
school. There are miite a few of
us. There is a club just composed
f older people."
Subjects Kdna has studied at
S.O.C. include social science,
world literature, speech, music
and art appreciation. Also, al
though students are excused from
IMC. after -10, she has taken both
golf and folk-dancing. Courses
coining up next year include his
tory. Knglish composition, geog
raphy. As to the relative difficulty of
the courses: "World lit. is ter
rible for me. I'm going to find
Knglish comp. rather hard 1
think. I'm in the habit of writing
personal letters, putting commas
and periods where 1 please. Social
science, dealing so much with
everxday reading in the papers,
is not at all difficult. Art, music
appreciation are easy and biology
s not too bad but hard to re
member. Math will be difficult.'
Kvaluating S.O.C. generally,
Kdna states: "So far I've liked
most of my instructors. I ran into
one I couldn't stand but I can go
around him. The school I like.
It is an ideal place for a person
not going in for a lot of social ac
tivities." Kdna says she hasn't joined
anything at S.O.C, explaining
"I'm not a joiner". She argues
also that she already has her
hands full what with her studies
involving a lot of homework, and
taking care of 2 grandchildren at
home. However, she does find
time to pursue a favorite avoca
tiongardening. She has discov
ered that "over home you can't
grow things like you can here",
and thus, "I'm having a ball
growing everything." Her latest
project is designing a Japanese
garden for daughter Margaret.
Kdna's immediate schooling ob
jective is to "get enough credits
to graduate on and go back to
work". She plans on going sum
mer sessions to speed attainment
of this goal. With a bachelor's
degree in hand, she may proceed
straightway for a master's, ul
timately required in most teach
ing fields. Or, she may work for
the advanced degree during sum
mers between teaching sessions.
In any event, she plans to start
teaching as soon as expedient and
wants to work in either kinder
garden or a school for the handi
capped. She has a prime interest
in art, derived from early days
at Sacred Heart, and would like
to teach that subject primarily.
Kdna is also indebted to Sacred
Heart for a philosophy of edu
cation which she has evolved and
which she hopes won't face dis
card on commencement of her
teaching career. In high school,
she recalls, "If you didn't keep
your grades up you got out. In
those days if you were expelled
you staved expelled. I'll have a
bad time as I don't believe in
children running the school, being
expelled one day and put back in
the next day. I'll go to California.
They recently passed a law that
the principal can spank. I'm firm
ly in accord with the idea."
Tcrminationally speaking, Kdna
is a withdrawing member. She
considers the whole subject some
what belabored and says simply
"If they don't fiddle around and I
lose everything I will use what
1 do get for my education."
(An unsuccessful effort was
made to obtain an accompanying
picture of Kdna but, as she ob
serves, "They all know what I
look like anyway".)
7 " -
Reda Jack, left, purchases food from Ron Hapfield at T-Bird Food
Sale which netted over $50 for library floor.
The Chilouin Thunderbirds, an Mrs. Hill Lorenz of the county
all-Indian basketball team, gave library board expressed apprecia
te new Chiloouin library a real tion to the Thunderhirds for inak
, , , , mg the purchase of the material
boost recently when the team do- ., t . i i i. i
possible. It is hoped that the re-
nated over fifty dollars lor a new modclling wurk will be completed
library floor. by early summer, states Mrs. P.
Learning about the library llerron, librarian. An open house
board's lack of funds for complet- will be held when the new facili
ing the interior of the new li- ties are ready for use. Mrs. Iler
brary, the T Birds, managed by ron encourages the public to take
Kon Hatfield and coached by advantage of the new library fa
Sandy Miller, held a food sale at cilities which will be open every
the Kducation Office that netted Monday, Wednesday and Satur
over fifty dollars. day, between 2 P.M. and 5 P.M.
(Continued from Page 1)
Sherier, Jo Zadiua, and II. Zakoji. a number of others submitted in
Over (i) entries were submitted the contest was a week-long lan-
bv the deadline date of April 20. ))Ucl of, tl,c C,JSS- I"
. . taslnonmg these slogans the kids
lhe committee then narrowed trjtl(, l() think ()f ()f thc
the field to the 10 they deemed Coinmunitv that would attract
most apt. 'Ihese were then pre- outsiders. "The winner, they feci,
scnted to the general membership nnlraces two of the community's
at the April 2? meeting to pick a most attractive featuresits In-
winncr. dian background, and its indus-
Originators of the new com- try which can afford jobs to new-
uiunity slogan, and winners of the comers. Further all the pupils are
$25.00 savings bond awarded as sure, as the second line of thc new
first prize, are the members of slogan asserts, that the commun-
Mrs. Rosalie lloback's -1th grade ity is "bound to grow." They cite
class at Chilo(uiu Klcmentary new industry in the area and the
School: Virginia Andrews, Robert new people they'd never seen be-
Ayres, Janice lturgdorf, Michael tore.
C hase, "Hyall Corbin. Alan Crain, "We're real thrilled about the
Daryl Hale, Calvin Hatcher, John award," they conclude.
Hicks. Terry Pohll. Barbara Sam- Featured "speaker at thc April
son. Kenneth Schoonover, Connie 25 Chamber meeting was Al Gciss
Wampler, Marcella Wright, Cor- of OTI. who gave a very informa
tion Hetties. Marilee Davies, Jule live talk on "Higher Kducation in
LeBcau, Keona Parker, Clare Sut- Oregon During the Next Decade."
ton. Donna Walker, and Hugh The outstanding menu for the
Wilder. Mrs. Hoback, speaking evening was prepared by thc
for the group, reports that creat- "Farmerette" group of the Order
ing the winning slogan as well as of the Kastem Star.