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Anderson, Projahn To Guide V-Show Staff The production staff for this year's V-Show was announced by Mr. Hal Chastain, director, today. Faculty members assisting in the production are: Mr. Donald Martello, technical director; Mr. Gordon McLean,

Maine Band To Perform At College

Shown above is Maine South's newly purchased state flag held by Mr. Barker, assistant principal, (left), and Dr. Watson, principal, (right). The flag will be carried by the Marching Band at parades.

nAKT Vol. 3, No. 1

Maine Township High School South, Park Ridge, III.

Sept. 23, 1966

Eyrie Receives N S P A Award Launches 1966 Sales Campaign Eyrie, Maine South Yearbook, launched its 1966-67 sales campaign today fresh from the pleasant news of a First Class honor award presented to the 1966 Eyrie by the National Scholastic Press Association. Sales began this morning with skits in homerooms and will continue through next week. The skits were directed toward informing freshmen and sophomores of the purpose and value of a high school yearbook. The NSPA award was presented to the staff last week. The award means that in the opinion of NSPA and in competition on a nationwide basis the 1966 Eyrie was considered an excellent book. This year's book, like last year's, will sell for $4, even though, as Barb Walker, coordinating editor, and Judy Jackson, managing editor, are quick to point out, the 1967 Eyrie will include more color pictures and color as well as more pages. Students may order the yearbook during homeroom beginning Monday through Friday, September 30. No books will be sold after September 30. Students may pay the full $4 cost of the book when they order, or they may pay $2.25 with the order and $2.25 next spring just before the books are distributed. NSPA each year awards to member yearbooks awards on three levels—.^11 .\merican. outstanding; First Class, excellent; and Second Class, good,

GRA To Hold Howdy Event

Girls Recreation Association, sponsored by Miss Mary Harnett, will hold a "Howdy Event" on Friday, September 23, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Maine South Marching Band begins the school year with one public appearance after a busy summer. On September 24 the band will be among 74 bands including seven thousand musicians who will perform at the eleventh annual Northwestem Band Day. The bands will march at half-time of the game between Northwestern and Indiana Universities. There will be a morning rehearsal of all bands, a clinic, and a marching-playing demonstration by the Northwestern Wildcat Marching Band. The bands will play "Spanish Flea" by Herb Alpert, "King Cotton" by John Phillip Sousa, "Orange Bowl March" by Henry Fillmore, ".Academic Festival Excerpts" by Brahms, and the Northwestern school song "Alma Mater." On Friday, July 15, after a long bus ride to the Minneapolis Aquatennial, the band participated in a band jamboree. At the First National Bank of Minneapolis, Maine South drew the $100 first prize in this locally televised event. The band played a pre-parade show which was televised from the local football stadium. The numbers played in the Aquatennial's Grande Day Parade were "Seventy-Six Trombones" and "March Grandios." Saturday evening the band members saw Dorothy Collins play the lead in the musical "Sound of Music!" Maine South placed second among high school bands and fifth out of over-all competition.

music director; Miss Patricia Porwicz, choreographer; Miss Karen Tumbleson, costumes; and Miss Jeanne Clavel, makeup. Other members of the production staff are: Don Anderson and Judy Projahn, student directors; Jack Miller, stage manager; Judy Jackson, house manager; Dick Katschke, chief script writer; Margo DeCicco and Barb Prykan, scenic designers; Cheryl Findley and Sue Penkava, co-heads of the costume designing crew; Edie Mangun, head of the properties crew; Joe Herman, student music director; and John McCallum, program coordinator. Two positions are being added to the V-Show production staff, student producer and student technical director. Margie Press, student producer, will co-ordinate the activities of the V-Show staff and Student Council, sponsor of V-Show. J. P. Sally, student technical director, wUl be in charge of all scenic elements of the show, from the designing and construction of the scenery until the scenery is stored after the production. The student technical director will also make sure all scenery shifts are done quickly and correctly. Staff positions which will be announced in the future are student make-up director and student choreographer. The student choreographer will be chosen on the basis of dance chorus auditions, which will be held in the first part of November. An organizational meeting for all students interested in trying out for V-Show will be held during the last week of October. The theme of the show and information about the December tryouts will be announced at this time.

College Night Attracts 7 0 Representatives Admissions officers and representatives from approximately 70 colleges from all over the United States will be present at Maine South's college night from 7 to 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, September 27. Last week juniors and seniors selected two colleges they most wanted to visit. On college night they will be assigned to the rooms of the college representatives they have chosen for two 4S-minutc periods. During the third period students may visit any other college representative.

Barb Walker '67, and Judy Jackson '67, diligently prepare for this year's Eyrie sales campaign.

All juniors and seniors are scheduled to come to college night and all freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to come. "All parents are cordially invited to attend with their sons

and daughters," stated Mrs. Helen Stuart, career counselor. College night is being held early this year to help seniors interested in early admissions and to give juniors an early start in locating a college so that visitations can be made during the school year. Mrs. Stuart said, "We hope that every parent and student will follow through and attend this college night to learn more about the colleges and universities and to seek scholarships, grants, and financial aid early in the school year." The college night schedule will be as follows: period one, from 7:30 to 8:15 in assigned rooms; period two from 8:20 to 9:05 in assigned rooms; and period three from 9:10 to 9:45 for free selection.

'Once upon a Homecoming' Sets Fairy Tale Theme "Once Upon a Homecoming" is this year's Homecoming theme. Floats will portray fairy tale or make-believe situations. Floatbuilding will begin Monday, October 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and continue until Friday, October 7 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Floats must be built in the bounds of Dee Road, Talcott, Cumberland, and Devon. Floats will represent all classes and any club able to support a float. The Homecoming parade, forming at South Park and proceeding north on Prospect Avenue, will be Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to U a.m. Fea-

tured in the parade will be the five queen candidates, Maine South foreign exchange students, the cheerleaders from Glenbrook North and Maine South, the Maine South marching band, and honored members of the community. A new system of nominating queens is being initiated this year. Senior girls will be nominated by all four classes and must be nominated by two homerooms on the ballot. Before an assembly on Monday, October 3, homeroom teachers will pass out IBM cards for voting. They are to

be filled out and put in ballot boxes during lunch periods. The number of candidates will be narrowed down to five. At the homeroming assembly on Wednesday morning, October 5, the queen candidates will be presented. Also the football and cross country teams and their coaches wUl be introduced. Pom Pom Squad and cheerleaders will perform. The homecoming queen and the winning floats will be announced at half-time in the football game against the Glenbrook North Spartans. The Senior Class will sponsor

the Homecoming dance to be held October 8 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the spectator gym. The King Jaros Orchestra will provide the music. Committee chairmen for the dance are: Nancy Tracy, general chairman; Jeff Krausman, tickets; Ruth Gilles, publicity; Debby Bower and Pam McPheeters, decorations; Barb Naleway and Marilyn Connors, refreshments; Judy Projahn, music; and Debi Hall and Jan Christopher, float chairmen. Tickets will be on sale during lunch periods October 5, 6 and 7 for $2 per couple.

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Failure Warrants Pity The Southwords staff feels the necessity of making some comment about the two cases of vandalism that have recently occurred at Maine South. We cannot scold or reprimand these vandals because they are clearly not worth the effort such word lashing would take. We think, however, that each student of Maine South might take a moment for simple pity. These few individuals are of a very rare sort, not because they are clever or original, but because they can find no other way to gain recognition than through destruction. They must feel that students will admire

them for defacing our school, or perhaps they think that such delinquency wiU contribute to their own self-respect. They are certainly to be pitied. If such students can find no way in which to distinguish themselves except through arousing the animosity of their fellow students, then they must truly know the meaning of the word "failure". To have failed as a student, a citizen and, most important of all, as a human being does not warrant ridicule but sympathy. We sincerely hope that no Maine South student will ever again fail so completely.

School Spirit Means Participation School spirit is the enthusiastic loyalty displayed by Maine South's sprightly cheerleaders and Pom Pom Squad, by the newly uniformed Pep Council, by our courageous Hawks, and by the vivacious members of the spirit court at the Kick-Off Dance. It is the willing cooperation of all students in athletics, in clubs, in theatrics, in musical groups, and in all co-curricular organizations. School spirit is not just a part of enter-

tainment. It is the burning desire to learn and a constant quest for knowledge with high scholastic achievement as a goal, and it is exhibited in classes and study halls. It is necessary for every student to eagerly participate and cooperate in our large variety of classes, to join in our wide range of co-curricular activities, as well as to loyally support all athletic teams. Then we can prove that students at Maine South do have extraordinary school spirit.

M r . Tom Weston, new chef, and Mrs. Marty Moor*, supervisor, check over the cafeteria menu.

Chef, Added Equipment Improve Cafeteria Food What's cookin" at South this fall? Great food prepared by Mr. Tom Weston, the cafeteria's new chef. Mr. Weston feels quite at home here, having graduated

Maine South Welcomes Gloria And Nitaya This year Maine South has the honor of having two A.F.S. foreign exchange students. One of them is Nitaya Saiubul, '69, from Cholburi province in Thailand. The sixth of eight children, Nitaya became interested in A.F.S. when an American peace corps worker at her school passed out applications. She filled one out, took and passed the examination, and found out last May that she was coming to the United States. Nitaya's American sister is Julie Johnson, '67, who finds her new relative very interesting and exciting. "Nitaya can do many unusual things: for instance, she is a very good Thai dancer," said Julie. Nitaya said that she is enjoying America very much, although the weather is a bit too cool for her tastes. In Thailand the coolest day in winter may get down to 65 degrees while the summer temperatures soar to 120 degrees or better. Nitaya comments American girls are all very pretty (Thank you. Nitaya!), but she likes only the boys with dark hair. She also likes hamburgers, pop corn, and ice cream. Besides the food and climate, Nitaya thought the main difference between Thailand and America was the buildings. "In Thailand the buildings are wide and flat. Here they are so tall!" she remarked. Her school is also different. Thai girls and boys, although they must wear uniforms to school, appear to have considerably less homework! From Ecuador. South America comes our second foreign exchange student, 5'4" brunette Gloria Reyes, '67. Gloria came to Park Ridge on August 29, leaving behind her brother, her two sisters, her mother, and her father who is an engineer and a professor at the University. Her new sisters in America are Pat and Sue Townsley '68. Gloria began with her application last November. For seven months she underwent examinations, meetings, participation in talent shows and in June she received notification of her acceptance. Her task did not end there, for she attended classes during the summer to learn about .Ameri?an affairs, customs, and people, including boys' Gloria was surprised by

it. Maine South is fortunate to have two AFS students this year. Pictured with their hostesses (I. to r.) Pat Townsley '68, Sue Townsley '68, Gloria Reyes, AFS Ecuador, Nitaya Saiubol, AFS Thailand, and Julie Johnson '67.

some things, and said, "For a boy and girl to hold hands it means that they are going steady." She added that if a couple is going steady, the boy must make an oral "declaration of love." (Watch out boys!) A boy and girl are not allowed to go out alone at night on a date.

In Quito Gloria attended Cardinal Spellman Girls' School, which has 850 students. Classes were held from 8 to 11:30 a.m., and after a lunch break, classes resumed from 2 to 4:20 p.m. The girls are given little choice of a major and are assigned certain subjects. Gloria took sixteen subjects including

chemistry, biology, p h y s i c s , mathematics, religion and English language and literature. Gloria loves many things about America, Sue said, "especially boys with blue or green eyes." Kitchens equipped with modern appliances and recroom basements are a few of the things that fascinate Gloria.


New Teachers Must Be Alert by Judy Projabn This year as Maine South opened the doors to its joyously returning students, we were greeted by many new teachers. This first semester of teaching can be hard on teacher and student alike. Here are some pointers to help us get through them. Students should not try to con-



fuse the teacher by sitting in the wrong seats and answering to names other than their own. Teachers should be alert to these tactics and may be assured that the boy wearing tight levis in the third row is definitely not Alice Miller. Alice may be elsewhere answering to the name of Robert Jones and should be returned to her correct seat.


'What makes you think he's a new teacher?

Students should try to be tolerant of new teachers learning names. If your name is Stanley and your teacher repeatedly calls you Suzanne, do not become discouraged. You might possibly wear a neon button saying Stanley or print it neatly across your forehead. Some day teacher will look at your face and notice that your name cannot possibly be Suzanne. Students may try time-worn excuses for late homework on new teachers believing that they have never heard them before. It may be, however, that the younger teacher has used them himself, therefore rendering the plan useless. Teachers should beware of faulty reasons involving pets, baby brothers, and various spilt liquids. A truly original and complicated excuse is either true or a real credit to its creator. We hope that this year will prove beneficial to both students and teachers. As your temperature soars higher and higher and your tolerance sinks lower and lower, remember that the key word is patience.

from Maine East in 1963. His interest in cooking began at the ' age of 14 when he worked after school at a snack shop. After graduating from high school, he spent two years studying French cooking at Washburn T r a d e School in Chicago. Before coming to South he was employed as a chef at Sabo Foods, a catering firm. Mr. Weston is interested in "institutional cooking," the type found at this school. He stated that he is doing his best in preparing food for the school. . . . Machines improve service The quality of service in the cafeteria is also being improved this year through the addition of several pieces of equipment. The devices are aimed at keeping the food as hot as possible from kitchen to tray. Each serving line has new. heating elements. Mrs. Marty Moore, dietician, commented, "These new elements, which heat the food from top and Iwt- , tom, are a definite improvement over the older method, which heated from one side only. They will keep the food much hotter." . . . Kitchen installs telephone . A telephone connecting the serving lines with the kitchen will help speed up the process of transporting extra food from the kitchen when it is needed in the lines. Heating carts which broke last year have been repaired. The problem of keeping the food hot during its ride from the kitchen has been eliminated. Mrs. Moore is emphasizing greater variety in the foods on the menu. Sometime during October two milk dispensers will be installed in the lunchrooms. This will reduce the length of the a la carte lines. Mrs. Moore feels that through the addition of these improvements students can look forward to a good year in the cafeteria. Southwords The' official student newspaper of Maine Township High South. Park Ridxe. Illinois. Written and edited bi-weeldy by students of the high school. Subscriptions Included with acUvity ticliet or purchased separately at 92 per year. Editoi-s-in-chie< Gall GrUfiUu. Judy Projahn

News Editor Sue Moore Features Editor • Cai-ol Niemann Sports Editor Gary Mulia Art Editor Bruce Howie Assistant Editors Vicki Lester. Jim OTlonnell. Nancy Petersen, Pat Shall Reporters Wendy Carlsen, Chris Eide, Kathy Harrer. Pal Johnstone, Pal Kokonas. Sa« Nagel. Sue Peavoy, Sarah Penny, Pat Price. Barb Ulvllden Photographers Ralph BandiUi, Fred Powers, John Richmond Advicor Mr. Kenneth Beatty

September 23, 1966



Vandals Hit South Twice; Students, Faculty Speak '



by Linda Reidland '67 Early in the morning of Sunday, September 11, the words "Draft beer, not students!" were spray-painted after the name of our school on the retaining wall around South's lake. On Friday, September 16. Bill Murphy, Student Council President body, expressed SC's anger at the incident and the culprit, and explained the cost of the prank to the school. The following Monday more evidence of vandalism was discovered, this time painted on the east wall of the school facing the parking lot. Whether or not this second incidence of vandalism took place as a proof to the community that "Student Council can't tell us what to do!" or whether it is the work of a different person with different motives remains to be discovered. The fact is, the name of Maine South has been damaged by someone who failed to consider the destruction he was doing to the school building as well as to every student at Maine. Most student reactions to the destruction have been similar to those expressed by Bill in his speech. The phrase may have been catchy, they say, but $750 is a high price to pay for a joke. Students generally agree that the prankster must be found, but it remains to be seen if they will work to find him. One freshman boy, expressing his concern, stated, "If I find out who did it, I'll turn them in." Often in a vandalism case like this, however, it is the teachers

Applications Available Juniors interested in spending next summer or next year in a foreign country may now apply for the Americans Abroad Program sponsored by the American Field Service. The applications must be turned in on September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in C-100. At this meeting Mrs. Lewis Spencer, adult sponsor of the Americans Abroad Program, and Nancy Wohlers, student sponsor, will tell the applicants and their parents about the program. Juniors may apply for one or more of the three programs offered. The two school programs include one in the southern hemisphere, from January, 1967, to December, 1967, and one in the northern hemisphere, from August, 1967 to July, 1968. The summer program covers a period of six to eight weeks. The Americans Abroad Committee at Maine South evaluates all applicants on the combined basis of grades and activities. Nancy Wohlers '68, stated that an AFS ambassador should be a person who is well—rounded and gets along well with others. Later in the school year applicants are interviewed and brought together to discuss their ideas about current events in order to iCurther aid the committee in choosing two semifinalists. In the spring the names of the two students are sent to the AFS headquarters in New York where they are judged again. Nancy added, "I urge all jun iors to apply for the Americans Abroad Program. I feel it is a once-in-a-lifetime experince to learn about the customs of other people and to share with them our own ideas."

and the administration who must answer to the community for such an act. Principal Clyde K. Watson, the man who must often represent Maine South to the community, expressed his reactions to the incident. "It is most unfortunate," he said, "that anyone would destroy property in this way. It will cost the people of Park Ridge about $750 to remove this from the retaining waU." He added, "I can't believe that a Maine South student would stoop to such a •thing."

Assistant principal, Mr. Robert Barker, stated about the vandalism, "It's a very odd kind of action that we don't ordinar ily find in students, and there's something wrong with whoever is doing it, particularly after the appeal made by Student Council — it just didn't do any good. This doesn't mean theso vandals are angry — there's just .something wrong with them." Miss Margaret Lowery, Spanish teacher, believes, "This action represents part of the whole psychological trend toward rebellion in this country, and a feeling that property is not inviolate. Every student should make it his civic duty to discover the culprit and to prevent further incidents of this sort." Mrs. Hosella Dieter of the business education department at

South feels strongly about the impression vandalism makes on the community. "Although it may only be a few of the total student population that is guilty of vandalism, it does affect the school. The appearance that a school gives to outsiders is the overall impression that a person derives about the entire school and its potential. Instead of appearing to be the first-rate school that it is, the writing on the walls and the displaced fixtures certainly cause people to think that Maine South is other than first-rate." Mrs. Dieter continued, "The major problem is that something must be done to prevent vandalism. Every person must sec that he himself has respect for property. And when he sees another damaging property, it is essential that he takes it upon himself to stop the destruction. "Students want responsibility and could well be given much responsibility if they would show they could handle it. Vandalism is not the answer." It is a certainty that the vandalism at South will have an effect on the reputation of Maine students. As Mr. Timothy Littlo of the history department stated, "Recent student actions have made the definition of the term 'infantile' remarkably easy!" No one can disagree.

The new September treasurer; president;

Freshman Class officers, elected Friday, 16, are, f r o m left to r i g h t : Scott Singer, Debby Kreuz, secretary; Peggy A l l i n , viceand Carter Holly, president.

'Curious Savage' Cast Announced By Chastain Cast announcements were made for the Thespian-sponsored play, The Curious Savage, by Mr. Hal Chastain, director, this week. The part of Ethel Savage, an eccentric and wealthy widow, will be played by Judy Munsen '67. The remainder of the Savage family will be Mary Kerner '68, as the self-assured daughter Lily Belle; Steve Crowe '67, as Senator Titus Savage; and Marty Bussert '68, as Judge Samuel Savage.

" I ' l l Never Forget"

Mark Summers in Netherlands Mark Schrag '67, Maine South's first participant in the AFS Americans Abroad program, has definite feelings about the Netherlands. "It was an experience I'll never forget. I'd love to go backl" he said. Mark has just returned from a nine week stay in Ten Boer, the Netherlands, where he lived with the Guallherie van Weezel family. Both substitute parents are doctors, which w-as an opportune arrangement for Mark, who is also interested in medicine! The rest of the van Weezel family consists of five teenage children. The first thing that Mark noticed about the Netherlands is that the moderate, rainy weather allows for lush green fields in that small lowland country. There is an air of age and charm that captured Mark. "It's such a clean country, and the people are so friendly. The big cities are a real contrast to the small houses, roads, and cars. All the buildings look like storybook houses, with their red tile roofs and gardens of flowers." Another thing he noticed was

the immensity of the Dutch peoples' struggle with the sea. The dikes and land reclamation projects were on a very large scale. Even today the people have to keep the North Sea back. The North Sea means nothing but good memories for Mark. It .suggests the time he spent sailing with his brother Leo in a small Bergen Meer. Those two weeks were a real experience. It also reminds him of the day when he was able to walk eight miles across the North Sea to an island, because of the extremely rare low tide. Mark also has fond memories of his town. Ten Boer. The small town of 900 people is 25 miles from the German border. "It's a rural area, relaxed and peaceful." His house was barked by an orchard of fruit trees. One of Mark's duties was gardening, and the other was making jam for the whole family with the products of the orchard. Mark was only in the Netherlands for the beginning of the school term, but while he was there, he had to cycle eight miles every morning. "The

school was smaller than Maine South, and only for academics." And what about the teenagers he met there? "They were affected by the British Mod atmosphere. The boys would often wear plaid trousers and sandals. The girls seemed to like the mini-skirts. In other ways, they were much like teenagers in America. "In the evenings we would get together to talk or watch TV, and we would have tea. Tea time was one custom the Dutch always ob.served." Mark also was able to visit Amsterdam for a few days. He saw the Anne Frank house, Rembrandt's house, and the Rijksmuseum. He noted, "The drivers are really excellent. They have to be—there arc so many bicycles and there are few speed limits. "My AFS summer wasn't just seeing the country. It was living as one of the people. This new situation gave me a deeper insight into the Netherlands and European life. I wish many more people could have such a fine opportunity."

W M T H Begins Broadcasting A newly-enlarged staff of students have successfully launched the new season at radio station WMTH, 38.5 FM. Broadcasting from 10:45 a.m. until 6 p.m. includes light music and school announcements. Fifteen minutes of national and international news is aired every day at 5:30 with the cooperation of WJJD, a local commercial station. "Your Community Speaks," a news program concerning local and civic organizations, is scheduled Mondays at 1:15. Clubs and organizations may write to WMTH with news and announcements. Monday at 5:55 p.m. Dr. Richard S. Short, Superintendent of

Schools, brings a summary of the latest school board meeting, "From the Supts. Desk." The opportunity to keep up on student government is at 5:45 as Dave Ackerman reports on Student Council activities. Monday also provides the classical listener with an hour and a half of his favorite music at 1 p.m. This Tuesday, Helen Hoekenga, hostess on "Maine Line," discussed the growth of the community and its effects on the school and meetings and discussed listener's questions. Ron Roberg brings sports news of the past and present at 5:45 each Tuesday. The program is highUghted with interview.^ with

players, coaches, and fans. Wednesday brings music from Broadway at 1:15 p.m. Host Bill Platz, features selections and background from four musicals. Thursday is highlighted by a program of dixieland jazz and blues. From 3:30 to 6 p.m. Friday afternoon the latest albums are featured. Bruce McGuinn features contests, comedy, and the top sixteen hits. A copy of the Twin Eight Survey is available in the Maine South bookstore. Maine South will have a studio this year under the supervision of Mr. Daniel Padberg. When the staff is selected, a program schedule for South will be pub!Uhed.

In the play Mrs. Savage hopes to set up a fund in memory of her late husband to help people do the foolish things they have always dreamed of doing. The Savage children bring their mother to the Cloister, a small institution for disturbed people, hoping that she will decide not to set up this fund. The warm-hearted guests Mrs. Savage meets at the Cloisters are: Fairy May, played by Marilyn Johnson '68; Hanniba play^ ed by Dick Katschke '68; Florence, played by Martha Hale '68; Jeffrey, played by Bob Landeck '67; and Mrs. Paddy, played by Anita Hosford '67. Marti Olson '70 will portray Miss Wilhelmina and Alan Hofeldt '67 will play Dr. Emmett. Both characters are staff members at the Cloisters. Students assisting in the production are Carla Oleck '68, student director, and Don Anderson '67, stage manager. Like last year's Thespian play The Miracle Worker, The Curious Savage will be presented in the round. "Our objective," stated Mr. Chastain, "is to match and surpass the quality found in The Miracle Worker. We hope to succeed in meeting the challenges presented by an arena theater." The play will be presented Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22; and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 27, 28, and 29.

Pepsfers Wear Red and White Some of you have probably been wondering about the new red and white uniforms seen around the school. They are not cheerleaders. They are not pom pom girls. What are they? They are members of Pep Council in their new uniforms. Pep Club, sponsored by Mrs. Judith Gordon, has initiated several new programs to promote school spirit. A membership goal of 1500 has been set for the year. There are plans to have doughnut breakfasts in the morning in the cafeteria. A new showcase will be put up in the corridor leading to the spectator gym to publicize sports events. During each sport season pictures of the players will be displayed. On Saturday, September 28, Homecoming morning, Pep Club will hold a breakfast for the alumni. Several pep rallies and sports banquets are planned for the year.

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Hawks A n d W a r r i o r s Battle Tomorrow For Many Hawk football fans the highlight of the 1966 football season is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, when the Hawks travel deep into the land of the dirty river to challenge their arch-rivals, the Maine West Warriors. Many of the seniors at South who attended West as freshmen will be cheering against their own former schoolmates, and recognizing people they haven't seen in three years. It all adds up to a high emotional pitch in the stands, comparable somewhat to the type of spirit displayed in the regional basketball tournament last year when the Hawks met Maine East in the finals. The teams themselves are just

as enthusiastic and have their personal reasons for making this game something out of the ordinary. The season schedule in the Hawk locker room has the date of September 24 circled in red. For Coach Nyren the game has special significance. Warrior head coach Ken Olson was Mr. Nyren's roach in high school and has been a fixture in Maine Township football for over twenty years. While coaching at West three years ago, Nyren used a single wing offense, but in the last few years the warriors have switched to a Wing-T formation, almost like the one used by the Hawks. Bangor, a junior, will be call-

ing the signals for West at quarterback, and in the backfield with him will be fullback Ken Mandelky, and halfbacks, Jim Manny, and Al Fritz. Even though the backs have good speed, Coach Nyren said he had to describe the setup as a power offense, sweeping the ends behind a wave of interference. The quarterback, Bangor, is the biggest man in the backfield and is used mainly as a blocker when he is not running the ball. In this way the offense resembles the conventional single-wing formation. The warriors do a lot of shifting on defense, shifting between a five and a six man line. The Hawks and Warriors are fairly even as to the size

of the line. Each has a pair of big tackles and a number of lighter, faster linebackers, tackles, and ends. The Warriors offer little in the passing department, except a supplement to their running game. You can look for much more passing from the Hawks, who will probe the Warrior secondary in the air and try to keep them off balance with their fine running attack. If Tom Lynch continues his great form, the Warriors will have their hands full on the ground. Since the two teams are so similar on offense and defense the game promises to be a tight thriller for those who attend. The Warriors will be entering

Wheeling Triumphs on Hawk Errors Friday night's 20 to 14 loss to Wheeling hasn't dampened the spirit of the Hawk team in the least, nor has coach Nyren expressed any- dire concern over losing the opening game of the season. The fact that the Hawks fumbled twice and threw one interception is pretty much the story of Wheeling's offense for the night, for all three Hawk mistakes occurred within the Maine South 25-yard line, and all three resulted directly in touchdowns for the opposition. It was clearly a game the Hawks could have won, but every time the offense was concentrating on a sustained drive, an interception or fumble would put an end to it. leaving the defense deep in its own territory. Actually, the overall performance of the squad impressed the coaches, especially the spirited comeback in the fourth quarter. With only minutes to go in the game and down by 13 points, Tom Lynch put the Hawks back in the game with one of his great individual efforts. Working from the Wildcat 39yard line. Quarterback Bob Simpson threw long over the middle to Lynch, who took the ball in at the 5-yard line and was apparently wrapped up by a nearby defender. But Lynch refused to be stopped. He ripped through the clutches of his tackier, driving in for the score. It is this great second effort that has established Tom as the most exciting runner on the team. Time after time when he seemed to be stopped for short gains, he broke away with a sudden surge and picked up extra yardage. The Hawks were definitely back in the game, but hopes

were shattered for many fans when South fumbled again on offense, and Wheeling cashed in with only 1:10 left in the game. But the Hawk team had other ideas. With only 23 seconds left in the game, Don Olsen took in a 33-yard pass from Simpson at the 4-yard line. Tom Lynch then smashed over for the score, and Borgs Schlapak booted the extra point leaving the Hawks just short at the gun, 20 to 14. Every time the Hawk defense got in the game, they seemed to have their backs to the wall, but nonetheless. South had some exceptionally fine performances on defense. At tackle, underclassmen Ty Sigmund and Dave Butz were great at plugging up the middle, where Wheeling was considered to be most powerful. Wheeling's heavy, s t r o n g backs soon found that men of this size are not easily moved, and as a result, the Wheeling ground game was lacking all night. Butz weighs in at 245 pounds and Sigmund at 215. Coach Nyren retained optimism after the loss, pointing out that lack of experience on the Hawk squad a?counted for some of the mistakes made and that this problem should easily be worked out before the start of the conference season against Deerfield in two weeks. Deerfield's Redskins were conference champs last year, largely through the efforts of their all-state quarterback, who has since graduated. Graduating with him was his favorite receiver, an all-conference end, and between the two, they gave the rest of the conference fits with their dazzling aerial tactics. Deerfield will have a difficult time replacing two such stars

and South should be in a position to move up in the conference. Coach Nyren commented that the Mid suburban conference is one of the best balanced conferences in the area, with the two Glenbrook schools, and Maine South showing consistantly well, and Deerfield coming on strong for the first time last season. Nyren sees all four schools fighting for the title this year with the two Niles schools, East and North, somewhat weaker.

The spirit on the Hawk squad is at a peak. Some of the returning letterman, commenting on Friday's loss to Wheeling, cited a major difference between this year's team and the team of a year ago. They noticed that even when the team was 13 points down with time running out, the idea of winning never left the minds of the players on the field. It was largely this fact that enabled the Hawks to stage a thrilling comeback in the final quarter, narrowly missing a come-from-behind victory.

Late in the fourth quarter things looked bad for the Hawks. Wheeling had the ball, and time was running out. Then things started to look up. Bob Gaudette of Maine, picked off a pass and brought it back to

Wheeling's 40-yard line. A pass to Ted Woytowicz brought the ball to Wheeling's 15-yard line. After Maine had gotten the ball to about the 5-yard line the clock started to play an important part in the game. It registered only about two minutes left to go. At about the minute and a half point, quarterback Neptune sent Bill Schuessler around end for a 5-yard touchdown run, which was all we needed. Even though the conversion failed. Wheeling had not had enough time to get another drive started when the clock ran out and the Hawks left the field with one win under their belt. Maine South's J.V. team will go after their second win Saturday against their sister school Maine West at 12 p.m. on Saturday at Maine West.

Let Boys' Club Wash Your Car Has your car been looking dull and dingy? If so, you'll be interested to know that for $1 anyone can have his car washed and vacuumed by the Maine South Boys' Club. A car wash will be held Saturday, October l, in the north parking lot at Maine South from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Mr. Robert V. Simonson, Dean of Students, and Mr. Gary Hahn, counselor, who are both sponsors for Boys' Club, will be supervising the car wash. "But," said Mr. Hahn, "the members will do all the washing!"

Marl in Tryoufs To Be Monday Marlin Swim Club will hold its fall tryouts on Monday, September 26, and Wednesday, September 28, at 3:45 in the pool. Three practices wiD be held prior to the tryouts to teach the girls the necessary figures and strokes.

Harriers Eye MSC Crown The varsity fleet-feet started off the year by being tripped by Conant 25 to 31, but two days later trounced Wheeling 18 to 41. The Conant meet was lost by only one place but the Wheeling meet was more rewarding. The opposition suddenly found themselves swamped. Jim Sheran, â&#x20AC;˘68 took first with 10:06.5 for the winning time. Bob Benedict, '67, Don Seelig, '68 and Randy McClure, '68 grabbed second and fourth places. Wheeling squeezed in three runners be-

fore the landslide came. The next twenty out of twenty-two were Hawks, pushing Wheeling's fifth man back to twenty-ninth. The Frosh-Soph squad has won both dual meets for a 2 to 0 record. Mike Strelka '69 has proven himself by taking first in both meets. Last Saturday, Maine West hosted an invitational meet of twenty-four schools with over one thousand runners. Overall, South placed respectably in tough competition. Final results are yet to be released.

Hawk harriers are hungry for a conference title after losing conference last year to Glenbrook North by one runner. Coach Connor predicts that Niles North and Deerfield will be the toughest competitors. "But", he commented, "it wiU take a lot of hard work and dedication by the team and most of all, school support, to take the conference championship this year." The first conference meet is at Deerfield, on October 1. "If we're in shape for the Niles meet then the Niles contest won't be as difficult" was Coach Connor's opinion. That meet will be taking place between the halves of the Hawk, Redskin football game, so this lends an opportunity for fans to get to the meet and lend their lungs and support.

Cross Country's Spectator Appeal Although cross country is not the most popular spectator sport, it has been showTi to be one of the most grueling. Scientists have commented that it is more strenuous than any other sport.

Last Quarter Rally by JV Squad Trips Wheeling in Home Opener Maine South *s Junior Varsity football team chalked up their first win last Friday by defeating Wheeling by a score of 12 to 7. Wheeling pushed across the first score of the game in the first quarter, making the score 7 to 0. It wasn't until the second quarter that the Little Hawks could put Greg Neptune across the goal line to get their first score. Since Maine's conversion attempt was no good, the game almost ended with Maine on the short end of the deal.

the game on a winning note having taken their first game from Peoria 19 to 0. The Hawks, undaunted after Friday's loss, will go in hungry for the season's first win.

The rugged exertion typical of cross country running is evident in the face of this Hawk as he crosses the finish line.

Maine South's course, directly across Dee Road from school, is 1.95 miles long, and the most difficult course in the northern suburbs. It goes over hills approaching sixty degreec in slope, and also contains sections of dirt and asphalt. Near the finish line is a long, narrow gate, of only one shoulder's width, which provides for some fighting for finish position. The fastest time for the course in 1965 was 9.48. Scoring a meet is done by adding the places of the first five men in for a team. The team with lowest score wins. The farther from first place a runner scores, the more points he adds to his team score. Home meets are held after school at 4:30.

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