Rogue news. (Ashland, Or.) 19??-????, December 08, 1972, Image 1

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Ashland High School, Ashland, Ore.
Krl., Dec. K. 1972
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Drama Matinee Staged Today
Drama classes work on constructing the set for the play
Administrators Scrutinize
Flexible Scheduling System
A committee of administrators
and teachers went to Lincoln,
California, to observe a flexible
scheduling system. They ob
served the system November 28
to see if it would be a helpful
system for Ashland High.
The committee consisted of
Superintendent Stanley Jobe,
Principal Gaylord Smith, English
Department Chairman Donald
Vondracek and U.S. History
Teacher William Ley bold.
The flexible scheduling system
used by Lincoln is a program
where students attend regular
classes on Mondays, Wednes
days, and Fridays. On Tuesdays
and Thursdays the students go to
their home room class long
enough to have roll taken and
then they can attend any class
they feel they need to.
Principal Smith has cited that
Ashland High may try the flex
ible scheduling system for a short
time this year. For more details
see story on page 3.
An Egyptian mummy case
would seem to have little in
common with a penguin cage.
One common feature is that both
appear in the drams club's pro
duction of "The Man Who Came
to Dinner."
The mummy case and penguin
cage are two of the props used in
the drama club's first production
of the year.
Made from plywood and re
inforced with two by fours the
case looks more like a casket
rather than a mummy case.
Inside the case is thick foam
padding. The padding will protect
Lorrainne Sheldon (Kay Yancey)
during the scene in which she is
carried out inside the case.
Gerald Merryman, director, did
much of the work on the mummy.
He commented lightheartedly,
"it's the most shapely mummy in
For several weeks now the cast
has been rehearsing after school
or occationally on a weekend.
Often the rehearsals last for
three hours or even more.
The cast received little instruc
tion or supervision from Merry
man. He said that he worked with
the cast very closely at first "but
there is a point at which the
director should step aside. This is
where the play gets its own
special character."
The dress rehearsal was held
Sunday, December 3. Their first
performance before an audience
was on December 7. A student
matinee will be given this after
noon, December 8. for those who
purchased tickets.
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Sue Ivie, Dave Koch, and Casey Dale polish up their lines.
Tour Made of Planetarium
Saturn, Jupiter, Polaris, and
Ursa minor were just a few of the
stars, planets and constellations
studied by Ashland High physics
Icasses on a recent trip to the
Medford Senior High planetarium.
-Upcoming Events-
Dec. 8 Fri. Southern Oregon Basketball Jamboree
Student Matinee 1:30
9 Sat. Wrestling Medford Tournament
11:00 a.m. Drama 8:00
12 Tue. Drama 8:00
14 Thu. Wrestling Medford There 7:00 a.m.
15 Fri. Basketball Del Norte Here
16 Sat. Basketball Del Norte Here
Wrestling Crater Tournament 11;??
19 Tue. High School Christmas Program 7:30
20 Wed. Classes dismissed for Christmas
Vacation 2:30
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The Rogue Announces Staff;
First Soph Editor Chosen
The annual class has an
nounced its staff for this year.
Cindy Means, sophomore, will
serve as editor-in-chief for the
following year. It has been
several years since a sophomore
has served as editor of the
"To my knowledge, at least as
long as I have been here, there
has never been a sophomore
editor of The Rogue," states Mrs.
Estel Sohler, advisor.
Section editors were also
chosen by Mrs. Sohler. Listed by
section and name they are, class,
Yvonne Whitteker; faculty, Mike
Teaters; sports, Andy Svaren;
organizations, Roxanne Garner;
activities, Stan Mackey; adver
tising, Brenda Gabrielson;
photographers, Harold Berning
hausen and Mike Foley.
The Tuesday, November 21,
trip was scheduled to aid in study
of a unit on astronomy. During
the hour long presentation stu
dents were shown how the cur
rent sky looked, how it appears in
the southern hemisphere, and
ways of locating certain things in
the night sky, among other
Despite the fact that bad
weather has plagued the class
since the beginning of the astron
omy unit several students have
been able to check out telescopes
and make their own observations
to go along with their studies.
If all goes well another trip to
the planetarium may be sched
uled. Says physics teacher John
Barlow, "It's inconvenient, but
it's a great help in studying
Computer Class
Programs Made To Benefit The School
Math Team Experiences Trouble
Traveling To Grants Pass Meet
by Joseph Hawk
Teletypes chattering out
Swiss-cheese style tapes is a
customary part of computer pro-
r I. 1
Mark Voqel (top) and Richard
Willes slave over a difficult com
puter job.
But benefitting the school?
Individuals in computer pro
gramming are putting their new
acquired skills to practical use.
They are devising programs that
will be of benefit to the school.
Kosario DeLaTorre and
Rodger Rio are working on a
program that will help take
inventory for the metal shop.
DeLaTorre has previously con
cocted a program that prints out
reference sheets for advertisers
to use in journalism. These sheets
are taken out by the advertisers
to prospective merchants.
Rio has also devised such
games as blackjack, craps and
roulette that can be played
against the computer.
To start an apparently difficult
program DeLaTorre said, "First
you know what you're going to do
and then you do it. Somebody
brings a program to Mr. (Keith)
Garrett and then he assigns it to
one of us."
According to DeLaTorre "it is
rewarding to see something you
sweated over be put into use
around the school."
Judo Class Set
Chiaki Fujikawa known to
Ashland High School from his
work with the abacus, is offering
a Judo class to anyone interested.
The class will be held at the
Ashland Y.M.C.A. after Christ
mas, but time and days have not
been scheduled.
Formally from Japan, Fuji
kawa has received his black belt
in Judo and his Bachelors of Arts
at Gavilan College in Gilroy.
Judo and Karate are often
confused with one anther. Karate
leaches the offensive skills, while
Judo deals more with self
defense. The Japanese style
which Fujikawa teaches pro
ceeds in two stages. The first
being hand movements, and the
latter deals with defensive foot
Twenty-six people and two
vans congregated at the side of
the freeway . . . Ashland's school
mini-bus suffered a blowout as
the math team traveled to Grants
Pass for the November 16 meet.
Luckily, a benevolent Eagle
Point team, seeing Ashland's
plight, stopped to lend a hand. In
less than 10 minutes both teams
were on the road again, arriving
in Grants Pass about two minutes
before the one o'clock deadline.
At first it appeared that Ash
land's luck would continue to go
downhill as the team failed to
make significant progress in
accumulating points. Then in the
final event of the meet, a stroke
of luck hit for the Omega team
when an uncertain answer
proved right and gave them 15
points. Putting them back in
fourth place with a very small
margin separating them and the
other three leading teams.
The Alpha team's luck was less
shining as they were not able to
catch up after placing eighth in
the first meet.
The teams need not fear a
repetition of their recent mishap
for the next meet since no
traveling will be required. The
meet will be held here at Ashland
High on January 25.
American Field Service held
their winter ball here Decem
ber 2. Winner of the queen
contest was Tracy Scannel,
representing Future Business
Leaders of America. The band
that played for the dance was
lilt AM ( LIB:
Drama Club held their
premier performance of "Man
Who Came to Dinner," De
cember 7. A matinee was held
December 8. Productions
were staged in the Mountain
Avenue theater.