Rogue news. (Ashland, Or.) 19??-????, December 21, 1951, Image 1

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    lis WoirelBlesseS To (Give Than To Receive
'Hurry up and open it! I
want you to see what I made for
you!" Blue-eyed little Janie
was dancing up and down with
excitement, her blond curls
bouncing with each step as she
waited for her mother to open
the Christmas gift. Finally the
last bit of gay Christmas wrap
ping was taken off and there
w3 the present itself a gay,
colorful flower picture cut
from a magazine and framed in
deep green construction paper.
There was paste smeared on the
big yellow daffodil in the cen
ter of the picture, and the green
paper frame was cut crooked,
but Janie's mother liked it, and,
satisfied, Janie went on to the
important business of the eve
ning opening the pile of
packages in front of her.
Janie wasn't very old, but she
had found something important
something a lot of older peo
ple still don't know the true
meaning of Christmas. She saw
that "it is more blessed to give
than to receive," and that what
you do give must be given with
love and good wishes, because
"the gift without the giver is
Christmas doesn't mean the
rush of gay parties held each
year during the holidays or the
expensive gifts given without
much thought to anything but
the dollars and cents they repre
sent. They are as much out of
place at Christmas as a slick
new '52 convertible would have
been beside the lowly stable in
Christmas is the happiest sea
son of the whole year, and it is
a beautiful season too, because
Christmas, if everybody believ
ed as Janie does. But surely
sometime the sun on Christmas
Day will rise on a serene world
a world that will have no
more Pearl Harbors, no more
Koreas a world at peace.
Then the words of that beauti
ful song which the angels sang
so many long years ago over the
quiet plains of Bethlehem can
come true, and there really will
be "peace upon earth, good will
unto all men!"
it is a time of peace and good
will and hope for a better world
to come. All our brothers and
boy-friends who are spending
their Christmas fighting in the
rugged, muddy hills of cold
Korea could be home this
dents of the Ashland
Carol Sullivan Receives
DAR Citizenship Award'
Christmas Music Featured
By Band, Chorus, Dec. 18
The annual Christmas concert
was presented by the vocal and
instrumental departments o f
both the junior and senior high
schools before a large group of
parents and friends Tuesday,
December 18. in the Junior high
, school gym.
Singing "God Rest Ye Merry
Gentlemen," the Senior High
chorus began the processional to
the stage, where under the di
rection of Mr. Bernard Wtndt,
they sang Shubert's "Ava
Maria," with Sarah Wilson and
Merle Dee Is doing the solo
parts. Other numbers were
"Quit Your Fields," and "Ring
Christmas Bells" by Leonto-vttch.
3:00 p.m. - Dec. 21
8:30 a.m. - Jon. 2
The Junior High Boys' Glee
Club, directed by Miss Iva Weir,
sang a traditional song, "Angels
We Have Heard on High"; a Ne
gro spiritual, "Rise Up Shep
herds and Follow," and "We
Three Kings of Orient Are," by
J. P. Hopkins.
"O Holy Night" by Adams,
"O Joyous Christmas Song" by
Garaert, and "The Holly and
the Ivy," a traditional song,
were numbers sung by the
Girls' Glee Club of the Junior
"In the Cathedral," by Pierne
and the popular "White Christ
mas" by Irving Berlin under the
baton of Mr. Clarence Wiggins
were some of the selections
played by the band.
The entire music department
concluded the program with a
medley of Christmas carols
called "Merry Christmas" by
The audience participated in
singing "O, Come All Ye Faith
ful." The accompanist for the Sen
ior High chorus was Barbara
Seniors Head Honor Roll;
Juniors Fall Into Second
After the close of every six
weeks period. Mrs. Eileen
Wright, the office secretary,
makes out an honor roll list of
students who have done out
standing work during the time
Sophomores, Bill Bates, Max
Lne Champion, Tommy Click,
Lois . Downing, George Grayt
Bruce Hamilton, Kathleen Hart
ley, Viola Hartwell, Bob Laws,
I Frank Momany, Wanda Oden,
The seniors lead the list this James Peter, Esther PowelL Ed
six weeks with 25 per cent of n cm;th tw t,, t-um.
Boys' League
Sponsors Annual
Yule Tide Program
In the Christmas program
sponsored by tthe Boys' League
in assembly this morning, num
bers were "Santa Claus is Com
ing to Town," "White Christ
mas," "All I Want for Christmas
is My Two Front Teeth," and
Rev. Ross Knorts, pastor of
the Ashland Methodist Church,
delivered the Christmas mes
sage. The mixed quartet and the
girls' quartet sang two selec
tions each. The program was
concluded with the band play
ing Christmas carols and every
one singing. , ;
Art Class Projects
Show Xmas Spirit
Appropriate for the Yule sea-
; son are the projects Just com-
pleted in Mr. Lindley's art class,
j Decoration in the main hall
on the bulletin board, by Elaine
jRettmann, Robert Lytle. and
Carol Sullivan, carries out the
theme of Santa returning to the
North Pole after completing his
task on Christmas Eve.
Barbara Harris and Charlcne
McNerney painted the bells and
signs on the front door.
The art classes from both
junior and senior men decor-
Carol Sullivan, the daughter
of Mrs. Margaret Sullivan and
the late R. B. Sullivan, has
been awarded the 1952 DAR
Good Citizenship Award, which
each year is given by the local
L chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution.
The qualities of good citizen- i
ship on which this award is giv-
en are dependability, which in-
eludes personality, self-control,
and ability to assume responsi
bility; and patriotism, which in
cludes unselfishness, interest in
family, school, community and
Each year this award is given
to the senior girl who most
nearly possesses these qualities.
Four girls Marilee Mason,
I Millicent Tower, Barbara Hild
i and Carol Sullivan were
j nominated by the faculty; Carol
received the highest number of
This friendly, brunette senior
girl is well-known at Ashland
High, for she participates in a
variety of activities. This year
Carol is editor of the "Rogue"
annual, first vice-president of
Girls' League, a member of Pep
Club. Tri-Hi-Y and of Quill and
Carol is to receive a medal;
her name is to be inscribed on
the Citizenship Plaque; and she
will be a contestant for the state
award. The state winner is giv
en a trip to Washington, D.C.
Mrs. I. T. Robinson, Regent
of the Mt. Ashland Chapter of
DAR, is in charge of the local
In 1949 Venita RoberUon re
ceived the DAR award: 1950,
Anne Fullerton; and 1951, Vir
ginia Reibel.
their class on the honor roll.
They have twelve boys and eight
girls. Second, the Juniors have
16 per cent of their class on the
list, thirteen boys and eight
girls. The sophomores are third
with 14 per cent of their class
on the list. Twelve boys and
eight girls. This makes a grand
total of 61 students on the hon
or roll this, the second six
Congratulations go to. Sen
iors. Dale Campbell, Howard
DeYoung. Jack Frost, Keith
Garrett, John Hopkins, Barbara
Hild. Wayne Johnson, Lawrence
Lebow, Marilee Mason, Phyllis
Nichols, Bill Miles, Charles Pet
er, Bruce Skibby, Evelyn Smith,
Ryle Stemple, Carol Sullivan,
Barbara Sweeney, Milli cent
Tower, and Ann Williamson.
Juniors, Pat Abbott, Ann Col
ley, Gail Cruson, Robert Edson,
Glen Ingle, Clyde James, Gregg
Lininger, Don Laws, Doris Mac
kay, Marye Middleton, Pat My
ers, Bob Myrick, Dick Norris,
Barbara Owen, Betty Smith, Ida
Smith, Norma Stephens, Sarah
Wilson, Harvey Woods, Pauline
Davis, and Nancy Dunk en son.
na Smith, Ted Tenney, Dick
rhornton, David Williams, Joan
Woods, Marvin Woods, and
Kathrine York.
Increase of Polio Depletes Funds
Your Dimes Are Heeded; Give Now
The National Foundation for
Infantile Paralvsis is $5,000,000
in debt. As the Foundation is
desperately in need of addition
al funds, the drive period is
doubled this year. The 1952
March of Dimes will be Janu
ary 2 31.
death march of this dreaded
scourge ana made it possible for
three-fourtths of the victims of
Infantile paralysis to recover
and carry on a normal life
j come to be a traditional part of
ated the gym for the Christmas workers; to maintain emer
program. The border around
the balcony was draped with
icicles and pine boughs. At the
entrance of the gym there were
two large Santa Clauses.
Not only did the class help
with these decorations but they
had time for individual pro
jects. Some made posters, while
others made cards from linole
um blocks and stencils.
Money from this annual fund- January in America. Some time
next montn do your part to
keep the old tradition going
drop some dimes in the MARCH
OF DIMES coin container and
help some little child learn to
walk again.
raising campaign goes to train
doctors, r.urses, physical thera
pists and other professional
Central Point. Medford Debaters
Join Ashland for Practice Session
Competing for state debate
honors this year are four veter
ans from last year, and eight
new students. The veterans are,
Leland Silver, Don Laws, Bob
Myrick, and Collette Perrlne.
The new students are Clyde
James, Gregg Lininger, Maxine
Champion, Norma Stephens,
Glen Ingle, Chuck Peter, Dave
Stemple, and Bob Laws.
The students of the debate
class held a practice session
here, December 15, with Central
Point and Medford. All mem
bers of the class participated in
the debates. This was not a meet
for decision, but only for criti
cism. .
The national question for de
bate this year is, "Resolved, that
gency depots for polio equip
ment; to pay the bills of patients
who can't pay themselves
80 are unable to pay and
10 ii nance me intensive re
search which will someday un
lock the door to polio's twin
mystery its exact cause and
its absolute prevention and
cure. There has been no polio , beginning to take shape. On No-
vicum aiiacKea wiuun me last
five years who has not been aid
ed in some way through ser
vices made possible by the
Polio is definitely on the In- ,n"5mP!7'
crease in America. The . total
number of cases reported in the
last four years is 132,000 In
the previous ten years the total
Annual Promises (
To Be Best Yet
The Rogue Annual is really
vember 21 the staff mailed out
20 pages and today, December
21, there are 24 more pages
ready to be sent to the publish-
These 42 pages include the
seniors, juniors, sophomores,
faculty, and the divider pages.
New additions to the Rogue
all American citizens should be was only 113.000! This year the igXaa phil Selby, assistant
subject to -conscription for es-i estimated total is 28.500. Ap- Ousine-a manager; worms on-
sential service in time of war. proximately 75 of the cases pnens.
The first regular meet will be are less man 16 years old. It is
held January 25 and 26 at this great increase in cases dur-
assistant editor; and
Richard Booth, student photo
grapher. Win ton Miller, staff
S.O.C.E. in oration, extempt, j Ing the last four years that has j artist, has made some excellent
radio, debate and impromptu.
The invitational meet at Me
Minnville will be February 22
and 23. Mr. Lewis says, "We
have a better chance than the
lower division. You can't tell
how the breaks will go though.
Most of our kids are pretty
The district meet will be in
March at Grants Pass. It in
cludes all of Southern Oregon.
The state meet will be
around the first of April In
causea me f oundation to gc
$5,000,000 In debt on patient
But there's a bright side to
the picture, too. Eight per cent
of the reported cases die and
17 are seriously crippled for
life. But of the other 75, about
50 recover completely, and
25 recover with slight after
effects that don't Interfere with
normal living.
It Is the dimes and dollars,
collected by the annual MARCH
OF DIMES that has slowed the
drawings, which will occupy
conspicuous places in the yearbook.
Mr. Ellison, who has our pic
ture contract this year, has
turned out some fine prints, and
the publishing company has
promised the best in printing
and- lithography. All indications
are that this year s Rogue will
be the best yet.
Thanks to the Hi-Y and the
Tri-Hi-Y for the lovely Christ
mas tree In the study hall.