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Students Assist Board in Planning of Calendar According to Dr. Michael J. Myers, administrative assistant, for the first time students have been able to participate directly in forming the next school calendar for District 207. Previously, teachers a n d board members alone have formulated the calendar. One student from each of the Maine high schools and teachers appointed by the District 207 Teacher's Association constituted the calendar advisory committee. Students were selected by student councils. Dr. Richard R. Short, superintendent, met with Student Council presidents to discuss this year's Christmas vacation. The students requested direct participation in planning the calendar. "Although we had thought about allowing students to help plan the calendar in previous years, we were not sure as to how many students we should ask, how to select them and how to fit them into the actual planning," Dr. Myers commented. "The students themselves sug-

gested the special calendar committee." Warren Yamokoshi, the Maine South student representative to the calendar committee, s a i d that, "while the calendar they adopted isn't exactly what we wanted, it's pretty close to the one the student's suggested." The district has not taken a poll on the new calendar. Dr.

Hand Holding

The Anteater Press, the student imderground newspaper, is in financial difficulty and may not be able to continue publication. Garret Walters, one of the head staff members of the Anteater, said, "We need money contributions right now. Unless we get some money, there is almost no way we can keep coming out any longer."

mostly from staff members. John Sasser, another member of the editorial board, said "We're going to have to ask people for contributions at the same time we pass out the paper." This does not mean that the Anteater will be s o l d . "We're trying to reach as great a number of people as we can, and it's hard to do when we're distributing off school grounds."

It costs from 20 to 25 dollars to put out each issue of the Anteater. Up to now, the newspaper has been financed by merchants' advertising and by personal contributions, coming

Every issue of the Anteater will be submitted to the South administration for approval. The only reason the Anteater is distributed off school grounds is because the administration

Unregulated "Ge'^ting three detentions for holding hands in the hall is really bad," complained one student According to Mr. Elbert Smith, dean of students, "There is no mle against holding hands in the hall." He thinks that Student Coimcil's announcement that three dean's detentions would be issued for this offense was a "political move" and definitely not true. About 50 students have received detentions for "iovemaking in the hall" this year. According to Miss Roberta lliff, dean of girls, the only rule is the "dictates of good taste." "If it was just a good-bye peck on the cheek, probably no one %yould pay too much attention" she admits. "But, when a boy and girl are backed into a corner in a long kiss someone should stop them." Although Mr. Smith says that "giving out detentions never stopped anything," he feels that they will discourage lovemaking in the halls. When asked why hand-holding and kissing should be discouraged, he said that "the jealousy aroused when a boy finds his girl with someone else would precipitate fights."

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that the student and teacher representatives are presenting the view of the majority of the groups which they represent; hence, they felt that a poll is not really necessary. Under the new calendar, Christmas vacation for the 197172 school year will be two weeks long. School will officially begin

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August 30, but Maine Township has scheduled a Teacher's Institute Day. The students' first day will be August 31. Christmas vacation will start December 17 and will end January 2. School will be dismissed June 14. Spring vacation will still be a week long. The calendar will be used on a trial basis for this year only, although the goal is a long term policy. An evaluation of the calendar will be made after one year. This calendar meets the state requirement for 185 scheduled teaching and/or institute days. Dr. Short met with student a n d teacher representatives, .^ter considering various suggestions for the group, he reviewed the proposals with eleMar. 26, 1971 mentary school districts 79 in Harwood Heights, 62 in Des Plaines, 63 in East Maine and 64 in Park Ridge. A final recommendation of students and teachers was taken to the District 207 Board of Education. On February 15, the board adopted the calendar.

Money Problems For Anteater; May Have To Stop Publication

has disapproved of one or more sections of each issue. When the publishers of the Anteater finally submit an issue that does not, in the eyes of the administration, violate the freedom of expression code, the Anteater will be distributed on the Maine South campus. Garret Walters said, "We want to distribute on school grounds because we want to be able to reach more readers." Walters also emphasised that the Anteater is looking for contributions from any source. "We welcome anything—from either students, taxpayers or administrators."

New Coffeehouse Opens for Teens For those who have wondered what to do for a good time on Friday night, there is the Threshold Coffee House, located in the Hinkley Field warming house, 283 Busse. It opens at 7:30 and a donation of 50 cents is rewarded by local entertainment and refreshments such as Coke, coffee, peanuts, sunflower seeds and popcorn. The basic purpose of the Thieshold is to provide a spot where teenagers can gather to listen to music, discuss what's on their minds and be them-

Classes Span Communication Gap by Making Their Own Films Four English IV MR classes are making their own films. Mr. Leo Skinner, the English teacher who presented the project to the students, said, "The purpose of the project is to allow students practical experience in a medium other than writing." Because the films are limited in time and budget, students have limited their themes to recorded music with introductions. The classes are going to use "For What It's Worth," "Where Children Play," "Star Spangled Banner" and an arrangement of student improvised music. The four week program involves class time and homework hours. The production has been separated into camera and sound crews and an artist credit committee. Mr. Skinner stated that the previewed sections have been very effective, but editing has yet to be done. The four movies will be shown after Easter vacation. "It is unfortunate." said Mr,

Myers continued, "Many times a poll tends to spilt opinion down the middle. Last year we polled the teachers on the opening of school, lengths of Christmas and spring vacations, and the closing date of school; opinion was divided in some districts about 50-50." He pointed out that the district works on the assumption

Skinner, "that today when films and TV are so very popular, they are not taken into account in most English courses. 1 have found that students who have trouble writing are doing much better with the films. Communication is basic to everyone, but printing is not the only way."

selves while with others who want the same companionship. Tonight the music will be provided by Al Jahn and his group; next Friday, Bob Town's combo will be playing. Groups are auditioned during the week for the Friday night show by the manager of the coffee house. On other Fridays the stage is opened to anyone who wants to be heard. Last week, those who went heard the singing of Brad Henrickson and Greg Kinkade. The coffee house is staffed by several high school students from this area. Cathy Sjoquist, one of the workers, says that she really enjoys working there because of the open and free atmosphere. Bob Pike, a counselor at Niles West High School, is the manager, and he and his wife contribute greatly to the openness of the place. Mrs. Lynn Moak was one of the original planners of Threshold. She was instrumental in getting many of the parents interested in finding a place of this type where teens could get together. A board was formed from Park Ridge's churches.

Project Big To Explore 100 Careers, March 31 "Project Big," Maine Township's annual Career Night, will be held March 31 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Maine East. Over 150 people from more than 100 occupations will talk with students and p a r e n t s . Some fields represented will include the professions, apprenticeship programs, business careers, technical occupations, service occupations and research and health careers. Mr. Kenneth Reese, South's career counselor, commented, "The biggest problem that

many students have now is that they are undecided as to what to do after high school." "These career nights provide an opportunity for young people to relate what they learn to what they may later want to do." Mr. Reese also pointed out that Project Big is not only for students who plan to attend college but also lor those who wish to enter a vocation directly after high school. Free pizza and Coke will be served.

and worked since last July on the idea. Then this January the coffee house was organized as one of nine of a type of Coffeehouse Ministry in the Chicago area. The location was then decided upon, and shall remain so until the warming house is needed next skating season. Does it sound as if Threshold is for you? Why not give it a try tonight? After all. The Partridge Family can get along without you.

Time, Gambling Earns Card Ban Cardplaying has been forbidden at Maine South as of last Monday. The edict against cardplaying was issued by Elbert Smith, dean of students. He said he feels that the school has more important purposes, and that gambling involved in some of these games cannot be detected. He said that cardplaying has been a problem in the lounge and the homeroom areas. However, no specific incident caused the ban. To get the authority to issue this edict, Mr. SmiUi had to gain the approval of his supÂťeriors, whom he said feel as he does. Mr. Smith personally feels that cardplaying is a waste of time, and said he would be embarrassed to have visitors witness such activity. He believes that students should use time employed in such activities to study and try to get something extra out of the education provided for them. Teachers have been instructed not to play cards at school for years.

Club Planning Mmage/ New Photo Magazine Photography Club is planning to publish an aimual magazine. Image. A student-teacher committee will select 40 to 50 black and white photos and captions from Photography I and II classes. Mr. Phillip Dunn, jAotography teacher, commented, "The purpose of the magazine is to allow students in photography the opportunity to have their work preserved and also to

make the student body aware of their creative work." Mr. Dunn feels that the main problem in producing the magazine has been lack of interest. Photography Club is hoping, however, that since elections are over, their publicity drive will be a success. Image will be sold in May in classrooms and in the cafeteria for $1,50.

This photo by Ray Oggie is just a sample of what will be included in the f^oto magazine, " I m a g e . "


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March 26, 1971

Most Suspensions Repeat Performances "There were 513 students suspended first semester," stated Ted Berg at the election assembly. Does that mean that one out of every seven students at Maine South has been suspended this year? Southwords posed this question to Mr. Robert Simonson, assistant principal. "Only about one per cent of the student body got in trouble first semester. But many more were suspended three to ten times. This accounted for the majority of the suspensions." Mr. Simonson then went on to say that the biggest problem in the repeated cases are truancy and cutting. He defined truancy as skipping the whole day and cutting as not showing up for one class. Mr. Simonson explained what happens before a student will get suspended for cutting a class. "When a teacher gets to the point where he feels that a student is jeopardizing his standing in the class by cutting, the teacher turns in a misconduct. The misconduct goes through the counselor. If another mis-

conduct comes, the counselor turns it over to the dean." Mr. Simonson stressed, "It is a case of the teacher having tried to solve the problem and the counselor having tried before the misconduct even gets before the dean." Depending on how many times the student has cut, parents are either requested or insisted to have a conference. If a student cuts study hall instead of a class, it usually is a case of someone finding him wandering in the halls and bringing him to the dean. After the third or fourth time, the student is suspended. Out of the 513 suspensions 400 were for only one day. A suspension may not be for more than seven calendar days. If a student repeatedly gets in trouble, the penalty gets heavier. Individual problems are considered in the decision. Mr. Simonson explained that the deans don't just point their finger at a student and say, "You're suspended." The deans are working under the Illinois School Code, Regulations and Bylaws of Township High School

District 207 and the Maine South Student Handbook. By law, under the Illinois School Code, the deans are instructed to suspend students for certain violations. Besides truancy and cutting, the other major problems are smoking, tardiness and insubwrdination. The first time a student is caught smoking, he is

suspended from the time he is caught until his parents come in for a conference. The second time is an automatic three day suspension. This is the only violation that has a specified amount of days a student can receive. Most of the cases of suspension for tardiness are given to a student who has been tardy over half

o ^oTn' Election Assembly Actions Blasted Open Dear Editor; The Student Council assembly held March 12 was a matter of great concern to me, both on the part of the speakers and of the audience. Some of the candidates, and especially the present president of the council, showed unbelievable arrogance and poor taste. Administrators w e r e condemned on vague charges of vetoing propositions and allegedly handing out detentions indiscriminately without a hearing. And yet one of the complaints is that students are penalized without a right to ap-

peal. Is this practicing what you preach? Let me review the vetoes that were enacted by the administration, who were so castigated for that reason. You be the judge of the maturity and wisdom of the young Student Council members who demanded the following policies: 1) Student Council be allowed to pursue a course of action without the approval of their sponsors, 2) Student Council members be exempt from disciplinary action, 3) the sophomores and freshmen have a lounge. The first two requests were

National Honor Society Procedure Clarified "Even though there is much subjectivity involved in the election of members to the National Honor Society, the reason for much discontentment with this year's results is a misunderstanding of election qualifications and procedures," stated Mrs. Mary Anna Mohr, sponsor of National Honor Society. Mrs. Mohr continued, "After the ballot is drawn up by the registrar from school academic

records, the faculty votes on service, leadership and character on a scale of zero to five on each student whom they know. "The scores from each of the teachers are then added up, giving each student a total of points that are divided by the number of teachers who voted for him. The student then has a mathematical average of points." Mrs. Mohr emphasized that

Afterwords

Southwards Asks Anteater Can't You Do Any Better? The Anteater Press, Maine South's longest-lived underground newspaper, has set itself up as a publication composed of students (except for the Editor-in-chief), about students and for students. When the Anteater first appeared shortly before Student Council elections and then affiliated with the Student Independent Party, it showed promise. Since its first few issues, however, it has declined to, as one student put it, "a Romper Room newsletter." First of all, the printing quality is extremely poor. Space is wasted in illegible art and smeared ads. Copy is often blurred beyond recognition. A copyreader would be a valuable addition. The Anteater cannot have the printing quality of Southwords simply because it does not have the money to go to professional printers, but the editors could occassionally clean their mimeograph machine. Instead of a straight-forward approach to opinion, the newspaper speaks through Raphael Sabatini and ArthiuAnteater. Maine South students are a little too sophisticated to enjoy story time with their fuzzy little woodland friends. How can the student body accept the endorsement of political candidates by a newspaper that tells them to go to the "poles" to vote? Anteater has also made the very bad mistake of committing libel on several occassions. Libel is any "false or malicious representation which tends to hurt the reputation of a person, to expose him to hatred, ridicule or ccmtempt . . . " Too much copy is printed simply because it's what the students want to read. The Anteater will obviously not rival Southwords either in its news coverage or circulation because it lacks fairness, scope and financial backing. It has become the Maine South version of the Chicago Seed headed by a former Southwords reporter who is not even a Maine South student. Despite its present weaknesses, the Anteater owes something to its smaU readership. It owes accurate, complete news coverage without libel and with as little editorializing as possible. It must represent its views plainly without leaning on Raphael and Arthur to do their talking and whatever sound anteaters make for them. Competition tends to encourage improvement in competing agents, and Southwords would not object to competing with another publication. We ask, therefore, is this the best you can do?

a dozen times. "Insubordination is disobey ing a direct order that is reasonable and prudent," detailed Mr. Simonson. Some of the lesser problems that cause suspension are fighting, cutting detentions, forging passes, bringing alcohol to school and flatly refusing to carry an I.D.

the election and the Constitution of NHS is patterned after the national organization. The NHS Constitution clarifies membership requirements for seniors and juniors. She also emphasized, "The difference between the 'top five per cent' of the junior class, and the 'top 15 per cent' of the senior class, and the 'not more than' wording in the Constitution is significant." Mrs. Mohr commented that members do not have to comprise the top 5 per cent for juniors and the top 15 per cent for seniors, but that their total membership must not exceed 5 per cent of the junior class and 15 per cent of the senior class. Article II, Section 3 slates, "Seniors eligible to election in this chapter must have at least a 3.0 or B average based on courses used in computing class rank and have taken no less than four full credit courses in each of the seven semesters." Section Four continues, "Not more than fifteen per cent of the senior class shall be elected to membership to this chapter."

Section Five of the Constitution deals with the eligibility of juniors. "The election of not more than five per cent of the junior class may take place during the sixth semester. Juniors selected shall not have received any grade lower than a B in courses used in computing class rank." Mrs. Mohr explained further that the registrar takes every student in the junior class with a B average who does not have a C in any course that is used in computing class rank, and every student in the senior class wlio has a B average, and then puts their names on the faculty ballot. As sponsor of NHS, Mrs. Mohr hopes for an enthusiastic and active membership for next year in order to make any reasonable changes in election requirements and procedures that might make the system as fair as possible. She concluded, "We feel that being elected to the National Honor Society is a meaningful honor, and we congratulate the new members on their fine scholasUc records and personal qualities."

Open Letter

Lever Change Criticized Dear Editor: Last year Student Council fought to make Council elections as much like national elections as possible. I felt that we were well on our way to accomplishing this goal with the use of six voting machines. The machine ballot was drawn and submitted to the Cook County Board of Election Commissioners exactly as it is shown in national elections. The political parties are listed in the first columns, with the straight party levers l i s t e d above the party name. On March 8, a selfish debate took place in Council led by a candidate for Council office on v/hether or not to remove the straight party levers. The candidate said that it gave an advantage to party candidates. One of the supporters to remove these levers was the same chief backer to make Council elections like national voting. The debate led to the removal of the straight party levers, three days before Election Day, and after the instructional video-

tape had been shown to the voting public. Possibly the candidates who propose these changes, and some students are mature enough to handle them, but after a grade school display Uke the Election Assembly, 1 don't blame the administration at all. I hope that in future elections. Student Council acquires the use of more voting machines, but then abide by the decision they made. Maybe Student Council should look at their own voting record before blaming the administration for their's. I hope that the next Organizations Chairman does not have second thoughts on the campaign three days before Election Day. Just for the record, I would like to point out that a quorum was not present at the March 8 meeting of Student Council. So the voting machine change was not official, and it did not have to be made. Chris Mahaffey, Chairman Organizations Committee

quite obviously childish and irrational. Hence they w e r e vetoed. The third was discussed by the Administrative Council and voted on negatively. The reason was that many teachers believe that high school students, particularly freshmen and sophomores, need quiet places, study halls and quiet areas in the library, for their daily lessons. Although some do not now use these places for study, if there were a lounge, there would be much less study than at present. Others feel that the noise generated in a lounge area close to existing classrooms would interfere with instruction in the classroom. Any administrator that would not veto the first two of these propositions could be accused of being "non compos mentis" (not in his right mind). Humility, a virtue in anyone, is particularly becoming in the young. Was any manifested in that assembly? Not any. Nothing but vague accusations, arrogance and lack of respect for the people who have trained their whole adult lives in order to be able to run a school. Was there any appreciation for the many rich offerings and services of this high school? None. There was nothing but rabble rousing for more and more freedom, not to make this a better school but to satisfy the license some irresponsible students would like to have. Now let us turn to the student body. What were the evidences of maturity and reason in their conduct? Paper airplanes, something that amuses ten-year-olds, whizzed around the gym. In many sections there was talking while a speaker was addressing the audience. T h e speeches that had the most flagrant affronts, especially those of the present president and next year's president, were loudly applauded. Where is the sense of justice in the student body? Now let us discuss the matter of student punishments, detentions and suspensions. If a student thinks that a punishment is unjust, he should discuss this with his counselor. Getting along with people is as important to anyone as his book knowledge. When students can't get along with their parents or their administrators of their teachers, all of whom are directing and assisting them to the best of their ability and all of whom have their best interests in mind, how can they get along with strangers in life, particularly with employers who won't be patient and understanding with their opinions and actions that are contrary to those of the firm? Young people talk a lot about having an open mind, but certainly Uiose who stubbornly persist in their own attitudes and refuse to be convinced by someone else have closed minds. Let us work together and be guided by reason. Miss Marion R. Fisher Editors note: The second proposal stated that Student Council members be exempt from punishment for statements made in Council.


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Machines, Candidates Turn Out More Voters A bigger turnout at the Student Council elections this year? There was an eight per cent increase over last year's turnout. What caused the sudden interest? Chris Mahaffey, Organizations Chairman, felt it was due partly to the candidates as well as to the newly rented voting machines.

Drama Plans Three Plays A musical and two children's theater productions are among the tentative plans for this year's Summer Drama Workshop. Since the summer of 1967 when the course first started, enrollment has been steadily increasing. With a musical being considered, there are additional opportunities for students who can sing, dance or play an instrument. Some of the shows under consideration are The Fantastics, Once Upon a Mattress and Man of La Mancha. The beginning sessions of the workshop consist of an introduction to the program and try-outs for the three plays. Most students who try-out get a role in one of the productions. Almost every person gets some acting experience. Evenings are spent rehearsing and construcing scenery. Half hour is allowed for supper, and a pop machine is provided in one of the rooms. Bob Matsuoka '72, who took the course last summer, commented, "Summer Drama is a good opportunity to develop technical and dramatic aspects of the stage." The workshop class meets from 5 to 9 p.m. every week .night from June 14 to July 26. The course is open to students and graduates of Maine South between the ages of 14 and 19. Even if a student has not had any experience in drama, he can apply for admission. Interested students can contact Mr. Hal Chastain, drama department chairman, in the drama office, PA-100.

'"nie increase was due to the fact that this was a year for big change at Maine South. The voting machines probably attracted many students because they are new and different." "Kids like to pull levers and flip switches anyway," Chris added. Chris also said, "If a kid is going to vote, he's going to vote no matter what. I'd say only one or two per cent voted because of the machine. There was merely a lot of interest and a large choice of candidates and the results reflected what the students wanted." However, Chris condoned the idea that the machines were worth the money. He felt that since Student Council has accumulated at least $8,000 this year, they might as well spend it on something worthwile. The machines were said to be

an educational aid to those juniors and seniors who will be voting in the national elections soon. Chris also commented that the machines were definitely an improvement over the IBM card method. "It eliminated the need to print up thousands of cards as well as preventing the waste of long hours spent by the sponsors in counting the votes by hand. "Eliminated also were possibilities of ballot stuffing." Chris cited the only real mistake was three more people voting than were cheeked off at one machine. "There were however, errors on the part of the voters. Some people proceeded to push the black levers up again before leaving the booth. Other individuals attempted to pull the curtains open without pulling the lever." Chris advocates the renting

of more machines next year, perhaps as many as ten. He feels this is one of Council's big achievements all year. An-

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Bill Starts Term with Positive Attitude Bill Dickens '72, the new Student Council president, was not surprised by his victory. He was only "pleasantly surprised" by the margin by which he won. He is starting out his term with an open mind. "I am definitely not anti-administration," he said. He thinks he would not fulfill his responsibility to Student Council if he started out with a negative attitude. Bill expressed the idea that the key to Student Coimcil's success will be through public relations. Bill hopes to be able to work with all the newly elected officers in carrying out his programs. They plan to meet soon and discuss ideas for the coming yoar. These plans will include a revamping of the disciplinary system and the study hall-library set-up. "I'd like to see either Open Campus or a modified form," said Bill. Bill felt the campaign was fun but he has advice for future presidential hopefuls. The first piece of advice was not to get too involved in the campaign if the candidate could not afford to drop his grade

point average. Instead, the candidate should have supporters to help him. Last was to buy all supplies before campaign time since it is hard to find a store that sells the right color construction paper on the night before it is needed. On the topic of patronage jobs, Bill indicated that there were only three that he could

appoint and he would determine the recipients by giving aptitude tests. The new president is not concerned with his image. He said he tries to disregard it entirely and ti-ies not to project an image of any sort. Bill feels his election indicates that for the first time, people were looking beyond the labels

6) From what information you have about what Student Council has accomplished or has attempted to accomplish, do you believe that Student Council's efforts have been: Excellent 26 per cent. Satisfactory 66 per cent, or Poor 8 per cent. 7-8) Is there some project or proposal that you would like Student Council to devote its time to this semester? Major suggestions: 1) Open campus 2) Revised library system 3) Revised Disciplinary System Others: Coke machines in cafeteria. Frosh-Soph lounge. Pollution Clean-Up project. S m o k i n g lounge, larger SC, Frosh-Soph early dismissal, going outside for lounge and lunch in spring, optional eighth semester finals for seniors, no hall-pass system, driveway in back of Centers building, take out bumps in back driveway, special activity ticket for band members, music instead of bells between classes, air-conditioning, Student Bill of Rights, Eva Jefferson at an assembly, auditing classes. Reviewing the results, SC feels it has general student support and has already begun

of "greaser," "hippie" and "hopper" and that Uie voters were concerned with the issues, not personalities. He hopes that these supporters will come through in future times of need. Bill is looking forward to the coming year in Student Council. He said, "I've got quite a bit to do and I'll do it as best I can."

Project Big Heads Upcoming District 207 Career Night is Wednesday, March 31. "Project Big" will be held at Maine East from 7 to 10 p.m. Pizza and coke will be served. Film Society! Memberships are $1 and may be purchased in the bookstore or cafeteria. Paperback Bookstore has received a new shipment of magazines. Recommended authors are James Baldwin and Norman Mailer. Thespian Troupe has started production on "Jerome," a children's play. On April 16. Boys' O u b will hold a concert with Maine South talent featured. Cost is $1 per

person for reserved seats. Time is 8 to 10:30 p.m. Juniors: application deadline for summer scholarships to George Washington University is April 30. Students will attend regular college classes, earn college credit, live in a residence hall and participate in a diversified recreational and cultural program in Washington, D.C. from June 14 until July 21. History Club will have a nickelodeon on April 20. The movie, "Chicago" and a W. C. Fields movie will be shown. Cost is 5c. Pep Club will hold a candy sale in April.

Bill Barmeier Reports on Council Poll recently Student Council conducted an opinion poll in order to gauge current student thought. The poll was organized by Bill Barmeier, SC Vicepresident. According to Bill, the poll will give SC a basis for some of its future programs. The poll consisted of eight questions, the results of which are: 1) If you went to the Student Council sponsored S i e g a 1Schwall concert last week, was the concert, in your opinion. Excellent — 67 per cent, Good 28 per cent, Fair 3 per cent or Poor 2 per cent. 2) Would you like to have Student Council attempt to get another concert here at Maine South? Yes 95 per cent, No 5 per cent, cent. 3) Do you attend Student Council Co-Fac sessions? Yes 33 per cent. No 67 per cent, cent. 4) If you have been to a CoFac session, do you feel they accomplish something or are worth your time to attend them? Yes 67 per cent, No 33 per cent. 5) Do you feel that your homeroom representative has kept you well informed on Student Council activities? Yes 71 per cent, No 29 per cent.

other goal for next or years is a system in students could vote lounge periods or study

work on several suggestions. A second concert is being planned and will jxissibly be held before the end of this school year. Student-Council is also planning a Student Bill of Rights. Next year's SC president. Bill Dickens, has already taken charge of this matter. Because of the negative response to question five, SC held a homeroom check on representatives this week and further

urges all students to elect responsible homeroom representatives. SC has considered publishing a bulletin listing which representatives vote on proposals and how they vote. Action will be taken to gain permission for students to go outside during lounge and lunch. SC has already turned in a proposal for a revised disciplinary system to the administration, but as yet has not received a reply.

Events

Girls' Club has finished its fund-raising drive. The picture cubes will be delivered soon. Odyssey in Sound, this year's Marlin Show, will be April 2224 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $1.50. Cheerleading clinics and tryouts are scheduled for late April.

Kohler Plans Galena Trip An all-day field trip to Galena, one of the oldest communities in northern Illinois, will be open to all juniors taking U.S. History. The trip, the first of its kind for juniors, will take place Monday, May 3. According to Mr. Otto Kohler, social science department chairman, the trip is designed to "create interest in local history" which "a lot of kids don't get into much." In addition, he feels that the trip is useful in that many kids never leave Park Ridge and this will give them an opportunity to see something a little different. The trip will cost about $15.

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Fencers Place First in State Competition The Maine South Varsity Fencing Squad topped off their best season by winning the state title. The team composed of Dave LitteU, Bob Young, PhU Frystak, Mike Rusin, Larry Robbins and John Duncan came on strong and won the tournament by a record margin. The

Hawks compiled a score of 78 while the second place team Marshall scored 45. The margin of 33 points between first and second place winners broke the old record of 31 points that Marshall held for two years. In the first round every Hawk advanced. Dave Littell and Bob Young won five and lost none as

State Fencing Champ Dave Littell displays his championship f o r m in a recent home meet as he spears his Niles East opponent.

they each took a first on their strip. John Duncan and Larry Robbins gave excellent performances winning four and losing one. Phil Frystak finding himself on a hard strip won three and lost two. Mike Rusin who ran into trouble because he sprained his ankle in his first bout managed to win two and placed fourth with which he barely moved up into the next round. Through their combined efforts the Hawks ran up a score of 22 points in the first round. In the second round the foilers really showed their prowess as four men took firsts on their strips. Dave Littell in his regular tradition won five and lost none. Bob Young ran into little trouble as he won four and lost one. Phil Frystak won his strip taking five and losing none. Mike Rusin even with a sprained ankle came on strong winning his strip 5-0. These four men each took firsts on their strips as the Hawks zoomed ahead by 13 points. Larry Robbins pulled a second by winning four and losing

Trackmen Stop East in Relays The 1971 indoor track season ended for the Maine South Hawks last Saturday on a winning note, as the Hawks capped their championship season with a first place finish in the annual Blue Demon Relays at Maine East. Maine South's 7 1 ^ points was well enough ahead of Maine East's 60 points who offered the biggest challenge throughout the meet before falling in the final varsity relays. Fremd w a s fourth, and Maine West was fifth in the twelve team invitational. Saturday's was the fifth running of the relays. AR four of the previous years saw Maine East walk away with their own trophy. Last year, the Hawks almost defeated the hosts losing by only four points. This year has been the top year for Maine South track and the Hawks were not about to let this one slip by. Maine East led for the first parts of the meet which is comprised of three frosh-soph relays. Maine East took first in all three. Maine South took third in the 8-lap and second in the next two, the freshman 4-lap iand the distance meley, to keep within striking range.

The Hawks and the Demons fought their way through the individual events as Pat MeNamara and Dan Mojica grabbed second and third place in the 50-yard dash while no one from Maine East qualified. East picked up in the mile run as their state championship cross country team provided them with enough distance depth to take first and second places in the mile. With Maine East pulling away on the track, the Maine South field men provided the points to keep Maine South in the meet. South's shot put duo of Bill Green and Jim Staunton accounted for second and third places as each put forth tosses of over 50 feet. Ted Berg took a second place in the long jump behind his rival John Duff of Maine West who set a meet record. Junior Jon Edstrom represented the second position for coach Bill Mann's hoard of 20-foot long jumpers as he took third with a jump of 20'3''i". Butch Peitrini's 12-foot vault was enough to give him a tie for fourth place in the pole vault. With the individual events and the freshman relays completed,

Olson Places 3rd in State The Maine South Varsity gymnasts finished fifteenth in overall state competition. Even with only one CTmnast senior Steve Olson qualifying for finals, the Hawks were able to place in the top twenty teams. Although in previous seasons they have shown a t)etter standing, this was because only four Hawks made it to state. "Hie top five teams in Illinois were Elk Grove, Waukegan, Evanston, Hersey and Hinsdale Central placing fifth through first, respectively. Steve Olscm did the most outstanding performance for the Hawks. Being the only Hawk to qualify for state final competition, Olson scored 8.55 and was leading in scoring until the end on the trampoline. However, he finished with a third place compared with his ninth place on the trampoline last year. None of the other Hawks qualified for, finals although Dirk Martin took 13th on parallel bars and Bud Tagge and Mike Martin, both on high bar, were in semi-finals.

the team from Maine East was still running neck-to-neck with South. It was in the remaining varsity relays that South pulled away. The two mile relay consisting of Kevin Huffman, Tom Starck, Jim Edgecombe and Kelly Murphy missed the talents of Jay LaJone who was ill at the time and took a distant third. Fremd won the event beating out East on the final lap. The Hawks pulled ahead to stay in the varsity 4-lap as Al Jahn led off giving Wayne Tuminello a good lead that he added five yards to. Ray Novotny increased the lead even more for Dan Mojica to take it in far ahead of second place. East was a distant fifth. In the 8-lap Class relay, the meet was clinched. Tom Black and Rob Nowak ran the froshsoph laps for Maine South keeping the team within striking distance of Maine East who was leading. Junior Pal McNamara then went to first on the first lap of his led and opened his lead on the last leg. Senior Wayne Tuminello anchored the team to first while East's team fell back to fourth place. The win allowed Maine South to clinch the meet with only the mile relay remaining. With the meet clinched, Maine East won the final event by edging out the Hawks in the mile relay on the last lap.

one. John Duncan who experienced a tough strip and an offday lost five, winning none. The Hawks, however, scored high in the second round by gaining 23 points to make their score 45. With the loss of John Duncan in the second round the Hawks moved five men into the quarter-finals: Dave Littell, M i k e Rusin, Bob Young, Phil Frystak and Larry Robbins. In the quarter-finals the Hawks began to have to battle between themselves. In the first bout a real upset was almost formed. As Mike Rusin, sixth man for the Hawks battled number one man Dave Littell and almost beat him. Littell who was down 4-1 showed the skill that made him the state champ as he came back to win 5-4. On that strip Littell lost one bout his only loss the whole tournament, but won four and an advancement into the semis. Mike Rusin who was also on that strip had one big win as he defeated Marshall's number two man Andre Mayberry five to nothing. Rusin however lost three close bouts winning two and a fourth place. The top three places moved up as the Hawks lost their first man in the quarterfinals. On another strip Bob Young and Phil Frystak battled

The State Championship Maine South Hawit foilers display their first place trophy. Top row (1. to r.) Dave Littell, John Duncan and M i k e Rusin. Bottom row: Phil Frystak, Bob Young and L a r r y Robbins.

(Photo by Charewicz)

Diamondmen Open Season Against Top Competition The Maine South Varsity Diamondmen open up their 1971 season at home this "Thursday in a contest with LaGrange. LaGrange is picked to win its West Suburban League crown and Hawk varsity coach George Verber expects a tough battle.

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Fencers Take First In State Without Equipment

Maine South's J i m Edgecombe runs a leg of 1:58.6 in the 2-mile relay at the Blue Demon Relays.

to first and third positions. Young won four while Phil won three as both advanced to the semi-finals. On the last strip Larry Robbins won one and lost four after suffering a sprained leg and a cold, as the Hawks lost their second man. .At the end of the quarter-finals, the foilers had added 14 more points to their score as they had 59 points at the end of the quarter-finals. Moving into the semi-finals the foilers had already clinched the state title. During the semifinal round Dave Littell won five and lost none, Bob Young won four and lost one, Phil Frystak won two and lost three as Littell and Young advanced to the final round while Frystak dropped out taking a fourth on his strip. In the final round Dave Littell who has lead his team to victory all season won five of his bouts losing none. This fine performance gave him the state individual title. Bob Young won three and lost two which placed him fifth in state. The Maine South Hawk Fencers really pulled through as they won the state championship with 78 points. This is the first time a Maine South team has taken first in state.

Imagine a state championship fencing team without foils. When the Maine South fencing team went downstate they had more to worry about than winning the state championship. First they had to worry about where to find the equipment to fence with. There were not enough jackets, foils or body cords so the fencers had to borrow them from their competitors. This year the fencing team started out with a small amount of electric equipment. This sinall amount diminished as the season progressed. By tlie time of the state coinpetition there was no equipment, no money and no lime left to order any more. The fencers helped replenish their supply by "borrowing" equipment from the girls. This "borrowing" did not help further the relationship between the boy's and girl's P.E. departments. Despite this handicap the Maine South fencing team was still able to take the State Championship. The Maine South fencers would like to thank their biggest competitors Notre Dame. For without their equipment this achievement would not have been possible.

Coach Verber feels South has one of the most difficult schedules in the state and his toughest games will be the first four with LaGrange, Forest^iew, Maine East and G l e n b r o o k South. As far as conference compefition, Verber cited the Central Suburban League as one of the best balanced conferences in the state. Glenbrook South is the pre-season favorite, but the coach feels that any of five teams, including Maine South, could top the league standings. Verber is optimistic about the Hawk's offensive punch, but he is cautious about the defense and pitching. He feels that if the pitching and fielding come thru, South's chances could be very good to go a long way. He also added. "You not only need a good team, but you need a few breaks to help the team go far." This season. South will be fielding a primarily Senior Squad. Among these are six returning lettermen: Dave Bergman, Mike Bonk, Tom Fulton, Larry Gawaluch, Russ Hylen and Joe Zdeb. Verber feels the squad has "as good an offense as the Maine South team that went downstate four years ago." He cited several players who are potential .300 hitters.

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