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About The Grantonian (Portland, Ore.) 19??-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 9, 1966)
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Stop, think. Did you support your school and your student body officers
during this first week? Have you purchased your student body card? Did
you actively participate in the rally assembly today? Have you been a
litterbug in the cafeteria and the grounds surrounding the school? Are
you going to the football game tomorrow?
This school means much to your fall student body officers. A ma
jority of the activities and plans for you have been worked on by the
During the summer, nine of the officers attended three leadership insti
tutes throughout the country. They spent much of their time and energy
learning about their respective offices and now they are ready to put it
New ideas and opinions have been absorbed by your leaders in an effort
to make this a term of progress. They plan to combine Grant traditions
with these to make this one of the best terms ever.
They cannot do everything by themselves, however. Your support
of their ideas and projects is required to make them successful.
You have an overwhelming responsibility. You must decide whether
you want Grant to be “the greatest.” You can decide whether we win the
student body card contest with Jefferson. It is up to you whether we have
the best spirit in the city, the cleanest grounds, and the best sportsmanship.
The leaders are here, but they need the student body, you.
Why did you come back to school? Why didn’t you go out and find a
job, earn some money, and become independent? What kind of future is
held within the study-laden halls of school that can’t be found in the cor
ridors of employment? Does the 9 a.m.-5 p.m. day see more appealing to
you than the 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. one?
For many students the thought of converting a good part-time
summer job into a full-time year-round one is an idea to be reckoned
with. The opportunities for early independence and new* encounters
seem very alluring to those tired of the repetitious routine of school.
The question of what major importance the binary system, Darwin’s
revised theories, syntax, and higher mathematics are to a housewife or car
salesman is a question to answer.
Yet, to those who are smugly toying with that question, consider
the rest of the curriculum. The varied courses offered can open new
untrod paths that were previously hidden from the stuent by crawling
vines of ignorance.
Is it worthwhile to get a job and earn money, but never receive an in
crease in salary? A better education means a better job. You have the rest
of your life to work, but never a better opportunity for an education.
To those of you who have survived the first week of school, congratula
tions. There are many more weeks to come, however, and with them will
be more temptations to give up school. Just remember, education is not
the stumbling block, but the mounting stone from which a fuller and more
meaningful life can be obtained.
Teachers attend varied institutes
for self-improvement, efficiency
by Cynthia Barratt
“Excellent!” “Very stimulating.”
“Hard!” These are comments by teachers
who spent the summer studying in insti
tutes and workshops, for personal enrich-
saent or professional proficiency.
Miss Lynn Mayer attended an in
stitute in Munich, West Germany
sponsored by the government
through the National Defense Edaea-
Mrs. Rosalie Morris is head of a new
Audio-Visual Aids department providing
graphic instructional material for the
faculty. According to Gust Kanas, vice
principal of curriculum, “The adminis
tration has long felt that we need such a
person, and Mrs. Morris will provide a
As an example of the service, if
a teacher needs maps or diagrams to
illustrate a lesson, Mrs. Morris can
sketch the desired material on a
transparency, for use with an over
head projector. “She can provide
duplicational material also,” said
“Previously, we have had neither the
funds nor the facilities to provide such a
service to the faculty,” stated Mr. Kanas.
Equipment will be housed in a
separate room where area is pro
vided by expansion of the school
into the new science wing. Until
then, Mrs. Morris will work in the
instructional materials center.
“I hope that Mrs. Morris will prove to
be of great assistance in providing the
type of material that the faculty requires
for maximum student benefit,” concluded
Miss Morris teaches art besides spend
ing two periods a day in the Audio-Visual
Foreign exchange atudenta arrive
Fun, strange ways, exciting times lie ahead
by Elaine Wolfe
In a school as large as Grant three new
students could become lost in the crowd,
but not Nobuko Inoue, Kanta Mirchan-
doani and Luis Couchonnal. Kanta, No
buko and Luis, our three foreign ex
change students, have had their share of
Luis Couchonnal from Villarica,
Paraguay is living with his Ameri
can Field Service brother, Bruce
Rector, and his parents, Dr. and Mrs.
Edgar Rector. Luis left a brother
and sister in Paraguay and came to
Portland to find his new brother
and a sister, Janet.
Arriving in Portland August 28, LuiS
hasn’t had time to see much of Portland,
but after a shopping expedition his opin
ion of Lloyd Center is, “It’s too big.”
.Some of the courses Luis is taking are
physics, American history, English, and
American problems and government.
Noriko, as Nobuko prefers to be
called, has found her new home with
Margaret Rouse and her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Rouse, similar to
her own in Toyonaka, Japan.
Noriko has only been in Portland since
August 6, but she has been here long
enough for her to honestly say, “I love
this country.” Her first month in Port
land has been an exciting one. Along
with her family, Noriko climbed Mt.
Hood in search of snow. It was her first
mountain climbing expedition.
Exchanging native cultures one night,
Margaret and Noriko went to see “Japan
Night” at the Washington Park outdoor
theater. The program included demon
strations of native Japanese dances and
judo. At the end of the performances the
audience was invited to join the dancers
in “Dance of the Miners” and both girls
Kanta arrived in Portland from
her native Bombay, India at 6:30 in
the morning after traveling for four
tion Act. “We learned about German
culture at first hand,” said Miss
“We saw East and West Berlin. There
is great contrast between the two sec
tions.” Miss Mayer also attended six
classes a day, four days a week. While in
Europe, she visited Switzerland, France
and the city of Venice.
Jay Hockett attended an NDEA
institute in economics at the Uni
versity of Iowa. “It was practically
all lecture, and very valuable,” he
commented. “There’s a feeling
throughout the country that we
aren’t teaching enough economics to
our high school students. They will
have to vote on many economic
questions in a few years,” stated Mr.
Miss Helen Cherry and Ernest Cowan
spent eight weeks in an NDEA institute
at Washington high school. “It was ex
perimental. We tried to find and try out
new methods of counseling and teach
ing,” explained Mr. Cowan. Four coun
selors and teachers teamed to teach a
group of 12 students. “The whole class
would take field trips to Mt. Hood and
the beach. Those were the best times for
everybody,” said Miss Cherry.
Mrs. Anita Logan and George Ga
lati studied Russian literature and
history in a Danforth foundation in
stitute held at Reed college. “Exhil
arating!” said Mr. Galati. “It was a
grand experience.” A select group
of teachers from all over the nation
“It was quite intensive. I came back
sympathetic towards the students!” said
Mrs. Logan, who took an extra Russian
conversation and composition course.
“Mr. Galati and I are ready for vaca
tion!” she joked.
Robert Gerber attended a workshop in
speech at the University of Portland. He
and other graduate students studied rhe
torical problem solving and gave
speeches. “It was a superior kind of
course,” stated Mr. Gerber.
Mrs. Doris Hanlon went to a guidance
and counseling institute at Benson high
school. Besides attending lectures and
discussions, Mrs. Hanlon counseled two
young girls. “It was very stimulating
and helpful,” said Mrs. Hanlon. She now
would like to take psychology courses at
Portland State college, to help her to un
derstand teenagers better.
Loren Studer attended a National Sci
ence foundation institute on the Berkeley
campus of the University of California.
He and other high school teachers of
chemistry studied a new approach to
chemistry, developed at the university
and called Chem-Study. “Dr. Malo asked
me to order the books if the course
seemed good,” said Mr. Studer. “It is
similar to CBA, but I don’t believe the
students will find it as difficult.”
STANDING in their native Indian and Japanese costumes, from left to right,
are Kanta Mirchandoani, India, Luis Couchonnal, Paraguay, and Nobuko
days and three nights on a bus from
New York City. In Kanta’s words,
“It was a trip I can never forget.”
After traveling three-quarters way
around the world Kanta met her new
sister, Polly Tower, and her parehts, Mr.
and Mrs. F. H. Tower twelve hours late.
Along with forty-nine other Indian
exchange students, Kanta spent two days
in New York City. Greenwich Village
impressed her as, “Crazy people doing
Kanta has already completed her fresh
man year at college in Bombay. Her
schedule consists of English, American
government and problems, a half year of
typing, a half year of economics and ei
ther dramatics or fourth year French.
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Vol. 69, No. 1 — September 9, 1966
Editor .............................. Barbara Earnest
1st Page Editor................Gayle Fleming
2nd Page Editor.................. Elaine Wolfe
3rd Page Editor .. ........... Cecile O’Rourke
4th Page Editor............... . Mike Hoffman
Reporters............................ Cindy Barrett
Bonnie Brown, Mike Cochrane, Cynthia
Evans, Cynthia Froom, Mary Jane
Hulett, Marilyn Leonard, Loma Viken
Business Mgr....................... Marilyn Best
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