Rogue news. (Ashland, Or.) 19??-????, December 20, 1972, Page PAGE 3, Image 3

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    December 20, 172
Pace 3
Attendance Rules Reviewed
bv Jeanne
"Mr. (Principal Gay lord)
Smith and Mr. (Superintendent
Stanley) Jobe both think it's a
good idea" says Casey Dale of the
new attendence program he is
writing up. The program is
designed to give students more
opportunities to participate in
activities outside of school.
The proposal, which is based on
an Oregon State statute which
allows each student five days out
of school for every sixty days of
required attendance, will be de
signed so that any student, with a
note from his parents excusing
his absence, will be able to get out
of sch(Hl for up to fifteen days
each year.
The system will be selective in
that only students with average
or better grades will be able to
take advantage of it. "Hope
fully," says Dale, "this will give
some incentive for better work."
Dale, who says he has been
studying the Oregon statutes for
about a year and a half explained
how he began working on the
proposal. "I never really did like
the truancy laws. Mr. Smith said
if I could come up with something
Alumnus Reports
Lois Hill Discusses College Life
"Student government is funky
in high school but it is funkier in
college," alumnus Lois Hill said
in a recent interview about
activities on the University of
Oregon campus.
The former editor-in-chief of
the Rogue News, now a freshman
at Oregon, said, "in high school,
it was easier to make friends.
Here you do not know all of your
classmates because the classes
are so much larger." Another
Ashland High graduate, Alfred B.
I-ord, signed up for a psychology
class with 1000 other students.
They will meet in a lecture hall
for class.
Rigger and Less Regimented
The differences between high
school and college seem to be in
favor of the university. More
variety in classes is exemplified
by "the seven different advanced
math courses offered." "You are
on your own the profs do not
care if you come to class or not,"
said the former teen - of - the -month,
about freedom on the
Good and Had Professors
"There are the same problems
with instructors as there were in
high school. The determining
factor for good and bad profes
sors is whether or not they can
lecture," the journalism major
said. "There are still good and
bad profs but the good ones are
ten times better than before,"
Miss Hill said of the faculty. She
better he would try to incorporate
it. So that's what I'm doing."
"Rules are made for a small
minority," says Dale, "the
majority should not have to
suffer. That's why I'm doing
As a member of the student
senate, Dale had thought of
working through that body. Due
to trouble in getting organized,
however, he decided to go it
alone. "This way," he says, "I
will have all responsibility in
case it backfires."
Dale hopes to have the final
draft completed by the end of
Christmas vacation. If the pro
posal goes through it may be in
effect before the beginning of
next semester.
"In order for something to
work right students must take
responsibility . . . I've found that
I'm not sure that some of the
ideas I had were good because
some students are not respon
sible." says Dale, "I've also
found that changes don't come
easy, there's a lot more than
people realize to be taken into
account," he added.
admires her journalism instruc
tor because "he knows his field
but also he is a fantastic lectur
er" whereas one of her history
teachers knows his field but is a
real bear when it comes to
College-Town l ite
In general. Miss Hill feels a
college town is better for activi-
Ex-Rogue News Editor, Lois Hill,
ties "since many programs are
set up specifically for the stu
dents at a cheap price." Besides
plays, movies, sport activities
and occasional band concerts,
"intellectual activities are really
interesting" she attends a
math program in the evenings.
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Looking for a radio, tape, etc.
for a Christmas gift or yourself?
Don's TV & Appliance
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morning rvews
"It may snow tonight so cover
your car." Casey Dale adds a
touch of human emotion to the
usual announcements.
Dale reads the second period
announcements and livens them
up from their usual hum-drum
state. "My goal is to lift the
spirits of students. I try to liven
up the announcements." said
Dale received this job when
Modern Problems teacher John
Tredway observed that student
interest of announcements was
low. Tredway suggested that a
student read the announcements.
Dale, having second period
Modern problems, went to the
office and asked if he could read
the annoucements. They agreed.
Now he misses the first part of
class in order to read them.
There are restriction on what
he can say, "I'm supposed to
read the announcements as they
are. I get frowns if I add a lot of
comments," said Dale.
However, that does not hold
him back much. "Its worth the
risks if I can liven up the
announcements," said Dale.
Metal Class
Tours Facilities
Oscilloscopes, milling
machines, computers and more
were seen by David Trout man's
advanced metal shop students
during their recent trip to Port
land. Troutman wanted his students
to get a first hand look at big
industries and thus he arranged
the trip.
Fourteen students along with
Troutman and Leon Olson, voca
tional coordinator, left at 5 00
a.m., Thursday, November 30,
Fourteen students along with
Troutman and I .eon Olson, voca
tional coordinator, left at 5..IMI
a.m., Thursday. November 30.
bound for Portland.
The mini-bus, which they were
riding in, soon suffered a blow
out. Troutman said, "Everyone
was asleep at the time. It woke
them up pretty fast."
After arriving in Portland the
group visited Tektronix. Tektro
nix is a highly computerized
manufacturer of oscilloscopes.
The students were shown how a
computer could draw dimensions
and specifications of a given part
and how it controlled the opera
tions of other machines. Trout
man said. "They gaxc us an
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Ashlanders awoke to three inches of snow, Sunday, December 1. Though
beautiful, the snow proved hazardous to travel. School was dismissed
December S because the roads were icy. Students occupied their time oft
with winterland activity.
Valley Blanketed for Two Weeks
Will Snow Return for Christmas?
by Joseph Hawk
"I'm dreaming of a white
When Bing Crosby first
crooned those words it was
doubtful that he was directing it
to Ashland in December of 11172.
But Ashlanders got their first
taste of "Winter 1972" back on
December 3. A blanket of the
white stuff shellacked the sur
rounding countryside and
brought along sub-normal tem
peratures. Ashland High students made
use of their spare time out in the
winter wonderland. Snowball
bombardments in the quad,
slightly reminiscent of the attack
on Pearl Harbor, tipped off what
appeared to be World War III.
Students also benefitted from a
somewhat rare school closure on
December 8. Because of what
was attributed by the Ashland
School District as icy roads and
hazardous conditions, AHS stu
dents joined their Medlord
counterparts in observing a
snowy three-day weekend.
excellent tour."
The group also toured Radia
tion International, an aerospace
firm. The building covered ten
acres and housed the worlds
largest milling machines.
Most of the day was spent
touring the two firms. "By the
end of the day" Troutman said
"everyone was pretty tired."
They spend the night at the
Troutman also stated. "I think
they (the students) learned a lot
from the trip. They could see
things that can't be reproduced in
the classroom. They saw what
industry is really like."
On the way back they make a
brief stop at Springfield high
school to look over the shop
facilities there.
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Whether this premature
weather will stay for Christmas
is hard to say. But the Jackson
County Weather Bureau advises
"caution to drivers while these
conditions pcisisl."
Students took advantage of the
"white stuff" which appeared last
week. Here Rosemary Olson frolics
in the snow.
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