Rogue news. (Ashland, Or.) 19??-????, December 18, 1963, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2

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    PAGE TWO
ROGUE NEWS
WED., DEC. 18, 1963
Letters to the Editor
Continued from page 1
leads me to believe it was the
audiance at fault and not the
cast. Another thought Was this
merely a move for recognition
on the part of the Rogue News?
If so, it was a success! Congratu
lations Rogue News!
Sami Everett
OUT OF JEALOUSY?
To the Editor:
The so-called review of the
senior class play which appeared
in your last issue was one of the
greatest disgraces evr to fall upon
the normally fine Rogue News.
As well as being a totally un
called for insult to the class of
1964, the article blackened the
reputation of the entire school.
Those who saw the play realize
the impudent writer of the article
was trying to degrade the cast
for personal reasons, probably out
of jealousy. Unfortunately, those
who did not see it, particularly
the newspaper staffs of all the
schools to which the Rogue News
is sent, have been misled to be
lieve that the students of Ashland
High do not care enough to even
try to carry out a good class
project.
The author of the article chose
to hide behind the skirts of the
editor, rather than to sign his
name to his trashy handiwork. He
lacked the intestinal fortitude
needed to take the responsibility
for his writings. The members of
the Rogue News staff should think
twice before they allow the pages
of their paper to be so polluted
again.
Sincerely,
Charles Moore.
AUTHOR CONFUSED?
Dear Editor: (Kathy Tilford)
The author of the senior class
play criticism seems to be very
confused as to what he wants to
say. Throughout this article there
are definite contradictions. The
first example would be from the
following quotes: (1) "This year'
senior class play was a rather
welcome change from the usual
comedy presentation." Then the
author turns right around and
says (2) "In my estimation Chris
and Kathy gave the most be
lieveable and the most realistic
performance of the afternoon."
First, he appears happy at the
presentation of a drama, rather
than a comedy, but the only per
sons he thought worthy of praise
were the two girls who played the
comedian roles.
As for the pointed, sarcastic
criticisms he relayed against the
members of the cast, these were
uncalled for. Never has the cast
portrayed serious characters in
a play, and performed before an
audience who were looking only
for humor. This author graded
only on the afternoon perfor
mance which was performed be
fore the hardest audience the
cast could have their fellow
students. Yet all held their poise
throughout
After practicing for two months
(nearly), which includes hours
and hours of practice, to have
this criticism slammed before our
faces, deflates our ego and dis
courages us from ever trying
ain. If a performance (play)
that was considered very good by
many is so ruthlessly criticized,
why ever do a good job?
Sincerely,
Trudee Lewis
A REPLY
In reply to the review of the
senior class play in the Novem
ber 27 issue of the Rogue News,
I would like to say on behalf
of the majority of the students
Ashland High that I am
thoroughly shocked! After read-
the critic's review of the play,
it was immediately evident that
there were certain faults which
must be brought to loght.
The first of these faults is in
the form of a question. What are
the qualifications of the critic?
From what I hear, he is in
experienced in the field of
drama and is only a junior in
high school. Let me ask you this,
readers Is this critic ex
perienced enough and does he
know enough about drama to
'degrade' a play which was direct
ed by experienced personnel?
The second fault is evident.
How does the critic feel that
he can give a comprehensive
review of the play without first
seeing the evening performance?
In my estimation, and I'm sure
in everyone else's, his criticism
should never have been printed.
It is evident that it is poorly
written, for the critic is basing
his criticism on the afternoon
performance only. The audience
definitely had some bearing on
how well the play was put on
in the afternoon.
Finally, I would like to ask
our illustrious critic one question.
Why did he allow his critique
to degenerate into a name-calling
incident in which he did nothing
more than pick out certain
members of the cast and rudely
insult them? Perhaps our critic
is jealous of the cast and the
performance of the senior class
play. Who knows?
I believe that the majority of
you readers hold my views. I
don t believe that a retraction
or apology is necessary from the
critic for I'm sure that his
criticism was an error in good
judgment and good taste.
John Reid
Jokes from 1923
This column is dedicated to
bringing into the drab, dull lives
of the students of Ashland High
a little humor. The following bits
of satire were taken from the
Ashland High Rogue News of
1923.
Miss Rush "Everett, can you
tell me what animal attaches him
self most to man?"
Everett "Yes, ma'am, the
bull dog!"
Small Boy "Daddy, can you
still do tricks?"
Father "What do you mean
by tricks?"
Small One "Well, mama says
when you were young you used
to drink like a fish."
Customer "Got any salt?"
Grocer "Got lots."
Customer "I didn't ask if
you've got Lots. I asked if you've
got any of Lot's wife."
"This order from the insane
asylum," complained the grocery
clerk, "calls for one hundred
pounds of cereal, but it doesn't
say what kind."
"Why should it, stupid?" cried
the provoked grocer. "Haven't
you enough sense to send cracked
wheat?"
Uncle "Now Dorothy, I'll
teach you to milk the cow."
Dorothy "Oh uncle, I'm af
raid of the cow. Couldn't I learn
on the calf?"
Dear DeeDee
Dear DeeDee,
How do I explain to my boy
friend that I like someone else?
We have been going steady for
a year, and I have his ring. Should
I give back the ring?
Wondering Girl
Dear Wondering Girl,
Don't give him back his ring.
Tell him you've been double-
dealing him and he'll ask for it.
DeeDee
Dear DeeDee,
I have a problem! My parents
don't think I'm old enough to get
married. I'm 16. Just how old do
you have to be?
Wonderin
Dear Wondering,
Eighteen! Unless your parents
agree otherwise!
DeeDee
Dear DeeDee,
My boy friend and I want to
go steady but my parents think
I'm too young. I'll be 17
January. What do you think?
Not Too Youn
Dear Not Too Young,
You're probably too young to
go against your parents and get
away with it
DeeDee.
Who's Been Sleeping In My Trash?
Have you noticed how difficult it ia to get into
the study hall lately? I noticed this as I heaved
my body against a soggy pile of garbage in the
doorway the other day.
"Yes, the study hall is pretty cluttered," I re
marked as I pulled my foot from the abdomen of
a wheezing sophomore covered by a collection of
trash (I wonder how long he's been under there?).
I finally cleared a path to a seat, and sat down,
after first pushing off two banana peels, one peanut
butter and pickle sandwich (ugh), a crushed Frito,
and several wadded-up assignments.
On leaving I did my good deed for the day by
pulling a fellow student from the suffocating litter
behind the door (I wonder how long he's been be
hind there?). Is this happening at our school, at
good old ivy-covered AHS? Go into the study hall
at noon and find out the awful truth. J.P.
The "Well-Mannered Look" Goes Back To School
ROUGH AND RUMPLED
CLEVER AND CLASSIC
GRA
Sponsoring a Christmas basket
for a needy family constitutes the
service project of the GRA at
Ashland High for the first se
mester. In addition, Dian Murphy, vice
president, has announced that
initiation will be held in January
and that anyone who fails to
attend the initiation will lose all
their points.
Pep Club
Cloma Zupan was elected pre
sident of Pep Club and Diane
Beaon was elected recorder re
cently. This year the Pep Club
includes the Rally Squad, the
Flag Girls, and any other organ
ization that is concerned with
raising school spirit.
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