Rogue news. (Ashland, Or.) 19??-????, January 25, 1971, Image 1

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by Lois Hill
Two inches of mud,
transportation difficulties, and
Mexico's worst storm of the year
did not disconcert the 75
determined young students who
during Christmas vacation
journeyed ! 000 miles in order to
help some Mexican children who
live in squalor. The group
distributed four tons of food,
clothing, and medical supplies.
Busses Break
The delegation left Ashland
in two buses December 19. One
of the buses broke down near
Lodi, California, so the group
was shuttled to the Lodi Boys'
Club where they spent the night
waiting for repairs to be made.
The other bus blew two tires
near Santa Ana, California, but
by the time the entire delegation
had reached the San Diego
YMCA the bus problems had
been solved.
The group spent Monday,
December 21, touring the
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Seven Students Chosen To Represent
Ashland All-Northwest Band Choir
Out ot the several thousand
students who auditioned, five
Ashland High Band members
were chosen to play in the
All-Northwest Band, and two to
sing in the All-Northwest Choir.
Dave Hoxie, Sherill Kannasto,
Rob Merriman, Danny Stearns,
and Craig Wilson were chosen
for the band to spend a week in
Boise, Idaho rehearsing for a
concert. The 200-member band
will perform for the Northwest
Music Educator's Conference.
Gary Sargenti and Sharon
Silver were chosen for the choir
and will be gone during the same
period of time.
The All-Northwest band
members from Ashland will
leave March 23 and return March
27. Kvcry high school band
member from the six
northwestern states auditioned
for the All-Northwest Band by
tape. The six participating states
were Alaska, Idaho, Montana,
Oregon, Washington, and
Dave Hoxic will play the
trombone in the All-Northwest
Orchestra. He is a past member
of the Symphonic Band of the
University of Oregon. He also
plays in the City Band.
Sherril Kannasto will play the
flute in the All-Northwest Band.
Last year she was chosen to be a
member of the All-State Band
and also the All-American Band.
She has also participated in
Music in May.
Rob Merriman, a City Band
member, will play the French
horn. Last year he was a member
of the Music in May chorus.
Danny Stearns, who plays
first chair clarinet in the high
school band, will play the contra
alto clarinet in the
All-Northwest Band.
Tijuana Dump and passing out
supplies to those who live in the
dump. After touring the dump,
Mike Ilaptonslall. a special
education student at AHS,
commented that "ycu don't
really know what starvation is,
until you see it."
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A doctor makes his weekly
rounds of the Tijuana dump
visited by the group of Oregon
Ashland High School. Ashland. Ore.
AHS will also be represented
by baritone horn player Craig
Wilson. Last year he participated
in Music in May and was first
chair clarinet in the All-State
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The following siudems were chosen as representatives from Ashland
High School in the All-Northwest band and choir. (Top row) Rob
Merriman, Dave Hoxie, Dan Stearns. (Bottom row) Gary Sargenti,
Sherril Kannasto. (Not pictured) Craig Wilson and Sharon Silver.
"Random Sample" Performs
For Campus Life Assembly
A special assembly held on January 1 1th became a change of pace
for most Ashland High School students.
The "Random Sample" sponsored by Campus Life gave a short
concert consisting of mostly modern tunes.
Campus Life director, Jim Wilson, introduced the leader of the
group, Gary De Clute, who then presented the singing group.
"California Dreamin" started off the performance. Other popular
songs that the group sang were "You Were On My Mind," "Fire and
Rain," "Never My Love", and "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother."
They changed the pace with "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," and
concluded their performance with several Christian numbers.
They left San Diego August 3rd and spent a month preparing in
Chicago. They then spent 4'A months in the Midwest and East and
are now on a 2-week tour of the Pacific Northwest.
On Tuesday night, January 12th, they held a concert at Crater
High at 7:30. They sang mostly religious songs for the audience.
The conduct of the attending students at the special concert was
By Mexico's Worst Storm
Paint Orphanage
The following day, half of the
party traveled to the Dora Faith
Orphanage where they painted
the entire outside structure of
the orphanage and distributed
supplies. Those students who
remained at the dump built a
road so trucks could bring in
supplies. The entire delegation
spent Christmas at the
orphanage, helping prepare
Christmas dinner and
distributing gifts to the children.
The group returned to Ashland
December 28.
Plans for this journey were
arranged last June by pupils in
Mr. Detwiler's special education
class. His class passed the word
along and it "became a state
wide effort."
Students Planned Trip
"All the arrangements for the
trip were handled by the
students and in doing so they
gained a working knowledge of
geography, budgeting, planning.
MON.. JAN. 2$, 1971
The Stage Band will leave for
Reno, Nevada, March 18 to
compete in Stage Band Festival.
Bands from Utah, Nevada,
California and Oregon will be
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and socio-economics," Mr.
Detwiler noted.
Mr. Detwiler's special
education class is currently
collecting all kinds of coupons as
they can be redeemed for half of
their face value in food for those
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A girl from Corvallis, a resident of the dump, and Mary Lou Higgins
pose briefly in front of the man's home holding "I love Ashland"
bumper stickers as souvenirs at the visit, as souvenirs of the visit.
Teachers Break Out
From Dress 'Code'
by Connie Bulkley
A relatively unnoticed
revolution had been taking place
on the Ashland High School
campus these days. Slowly, but
surely, teachers have begun their
own liberalization in the dress
code. It became most apparent
the day before Christmas when
some of the women teachers
wore pants to school.
Even while the students were
busy changing their own dress
code the teachers were not
inactive. While there is no
apparent written teacher's dress
code, it has long been
understood that a neat
appearance was considered the
rule. A neat stereotyped
appearance was interpreted to
mean ties on men, no mod
pants, and respectable dresses
for the women. Yet a little bit at
a time this has begun to change.
Some men teachers have
dispensed .with wearing ties and
stovepipe pants, and gone to
cords and flares. The women
have engaged in their own
revolution by wearing pants
It is only just and fair that
teachers too not be bound by
any set dress rules, for fashion is
constantly changing and is
becoming much more
liberalized. Pants suits are
accepted as modes of dress not
only for fashionable parties, but
can also be seen in many offices.
As long as the pants suits and
flares are neat and respectable
looking there is no reason why
teachers should not feel free to
dress as they feel. One must
remember that old saying,
"teachers are only human."
The teacher's should be given
who live in the Tijuana Dump.
They are also collecting Betty
Crocker coupons which will be
given to the Oregon Kidney
Foundation. Any persons
interested in donating coupons
should contact Mr. Detwiler in
Room 10.
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the whole-hearted support of the
students in their own attempt to
overthrow many of the
outmoded customs. It is about
time that they had the freedom
to dress as they wish. The
students should not be the only
privileged ones. So keep it up.
Dean of Women, Mrs. Zwick, is
shown in her pre Christmas
pants outfit.
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