The Grantonian (Portland, Ore.) 19??-????, September 09, 1966, Page 2, Image 2

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Horizon girls take Caribbean cruise
PARTICIPANTS in “Christ in the City” program are shown
here heading the Batman and Robin parade.
Marilyn Best works with youth
in 'Christ in the city' program
by Cecile O’Rourke
“Many of the kids had serious
emotional problems and many
came from broken homes. They
resented us and didn’t believe
we wanted to be their friends,”
stated Marilyn Best.
Marilyn worked with under­
privileged Negro children in the
inner city of San Francisco this
The inner city is a slum area
of San Francisco where people
of many races and cultures are
stuffed into flats and small
“We brought Christ to the in­
ner city,” said Marilyn, chosen
worker for the Lutheran “Christ
in the City” project.
Marilyn along with 35 other
workers from Nevada, Washing­
ton and California first intro­
duced themselves to the children
by forming a Batman and Robin
The children followed the
workers as they marched
through the streets. The parade
ended at St. Paulus, a Lutheran
parochial school in the area,
where the first of many “play-
days” was about to take place.
Playdays were held Monday
through Friday. They involved
singing, arts and crafts, field
trips, games, sports, and Bible
stories. Children between the
ages of 3 and 14 were involved
in the project.
“Christ in the City” lasted 3
weeks, a total of 15 playdays. “I
worked harder on this than I
like you wouldn’t believel
$1.00 and up
Dutch Village
have on anything in my life,”
commented Marilyn.
In the evenings after playdays,
thé workers visited the homes
of many of the children. They
found the parents quite con­
cerned about their children’s
welfare. The adults really want­
ed their youngsters to grow up
to be good citizens.
One of the main objectives of
the workers was to try to con­
vince the children that all peo­
ple are deserving of the equality
of opportunity and that they
should love and respect one an­
Some of the kids thought the
Bible was a fairy tale and others
had never heard of God or
Christ. “It was really hard to
figure out. ways of ■ talking to
them and teaching them.”
The workers lived in the
school, sleeping on cots and
cooking their own meals. They
ranged in age from 15-24. They
worked on the project 5 days a
week. Their weekends were free
for sightseeing.
Marilyn’s church, St. Michael’s
Lutheran, paid for her train tick­
et. She paid for the rest of her
“At the end of the 3 weeks,
we’d really become close to
those kids. They’d made such a
large improvement. It was a val-.
uable experience for everyone
“A” and “B” sophomores
and juniors:
Immediate placement avail­
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For information, contact
Mr. Mohn before or after
school, Room 203.
by Marilyn Leonard
Sophomores Cinda Coffin and
Joanna Gilson left Portland on
July 2 to start a “memorable ex­
perience” on a Caribbean cruise
with 1000 other girls for a “Hor­
izon Club Conference Afloat.”
Cinda and Joanna left
earlier than the other girls
for New York so they could
see more of the city. They
stayed with friends and vis­
ited for six days. On the
sixth day, they left for their
home for the next 20 days,
the M.S. Aurelia, an Italian
ship. Oh board, they met
the crew, their counselors,
and their traveling compan­
The first stop for the ship was
Puerto Rico. They had three days
to see the city. Some of the girls
stayed in homes opened to them
by the people of Puerto Rico.
Cinda stayed with the Castellan-
ous family. The family consisted
of one daughter Cinda’s age and
the mother and the father.
The most unusual thing about
these people was that they were
never in a hurry.
“We would get ready to
go out an hour early, then
we would sit and talk until
we had to go!” recalls Cinda.
“My family could speak
English, but usually spoke
Spanish, and the daughter
would translate for me."
“In Puerto Rico we could use
our own money and most people
spoke English, but in the other
countries we had more trouble
with the language,” according to
Joanna, “We used sign language
a lot!”
Cinda summed up the trip
like this, “From Colombia,
with her dirty fishing vil­
lages, boys in dugout ca-
Stuckey to direct
activities office
“As activities director, work­
ing with the executive council is
one of my primary jobs, and I
am looking forward to working
with this year’s fall student body
officers,” stated John Stuckey
Mr. Stuckey is taking the place
of James Schell as activities di­
Mr. Stuckey then explained the
purpose of the executive council
as “to serve as a liaison between
student body and school admin­
Concerning the General Coun­
cil, Mr. Stuckey said, “It is
highly desirable and can be an
effective body for student legis­
lation. It is in the General Coun­
cil where the students really
voice their opinions.”
Mr. Stuckey meets with the
executive council second period
every day. This time is a sort of
leadership class, where the coun­
cil discusses most of its plans
and does much of its work.
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DRESSED in look-alike outfits, the Horizon club girls are
shown here waiting for the boat in New York.
noes diving for money along-*
side the ship ... to Puerto
Rico, her warm, friendly
people and an invitation to
come back and stay next
summer with the Castellanos
family ... to Jamaica, with
gorgeous scenery: palm
trees, tropical vegetation,
resort beaches, white sands,
Caribbean blue waters and
coral reefs. This was a
dream come true.”
By the tirtie the girls got to
New York, the airline strike was
in full swing. They managed to
get a plane to Phoenix, then
after a 2-hour wait, they got a
flight to Los Angeles. Then came
the big wait as they were stuck
at the end of a line 150 people
long! After four hours, they
caught a plane that brought them
back to Portland.
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