Trojan Tattler (West, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 25, 1975 Page: 2 of 4
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S.C. members help
keep cafeteria neat
Members of the Student Council have been concerned with the
looks of the cafeteria, something which many students have not even
Since the Student Council gets the money from the soda water
machines, they took it upon themselves to clean up.
A committee was set up to take turns cleaning up after soda water
bottles were left out on the tables.
The plan has helped to make the cafeteria a lot cleaner with only a
little effort from the Student Council.
can spread 'mono'
A number of students have recently been suffering from “mono"
or •mononucleosis." sometimes called the “kissing disease.”
But we suspect that the spread of this infectious disease is caused
oftener by passing pop bottles from mouth to mouth than by kissing.
Because this glandular fever often weakens its victims for a period
ranging from a few weeks to several months, it would be a good idea
for all of us to buy our own pop and drink it without help from others.
By doing this, we may be able to curb the spread of this debilitating
In order to vote one way or the other concerning the new proposed
Texas constitution, anyone who will be 18 before Nov. 4 should
register no later than Oct. 3.
Those w'shing to register may do so in the county office on the
second floor of the courthouse annex. Also. DE students will be
registering students in the cafeteria both lunch periods the week
before Oct. 3.
Secretary of State Mark White feels that Texas voters need to
educate themselves. On Nov. 4, voters must decide between th<
proposed 1976 constitution and the Constitution of 1876.
1116 J”05 and cons are astounding because many are actually
contradicting statements. One person supporting the change is
house speaker BUI Clayton. He called the new constitution “a
document of compromise” and said “compromise is the key tc
success in a democratic society.”
State Senator Peyton McKnight fights the issue by saying, “My
argument is that the constitutional revisionists have submitted to the
great temptation to go too far.”
Of course, the constitution now is effect is not doing the job as h
should. The fact that it is has been amended 220 times proves it is not
serving the needs of today!
According to state Representative Ray Hutchinson, the constitution
is philosophically” neither liberal nor conservative.
Although Texas attorney Leon Jaworski. highly respected as
Watergate prosecutor, is convinced that the revised constitution is for
the good and 100 years newer than the old one. Bill Blythe of Houston
is convinced that Jaworski will be getting a personal gain from the
revision of the constitution. Blythe says the Jaworski’s law firm could
make as much as S5 million if the new proposed constitution is
McKnight, more or less, agrees with Blythe as he says the new
constitution “will not lead to greater efficiency and economy in
government, but only to bigger spending, bigger taxes and bigger
government.” Clayton disagrees with both by saying the changes
“can save the state money.”
Representative Lyndon Olson, Jr. also opposes the statements of
Blythe and McKnight by saying an "inefficient government is costly
government.” Olson explained that some people wUl oppose the
constitution because it is new, and special interest groups were not
given advantages. He said the new proposed constitution will “be
well spent and save taxpayers millions of dollars in years to come.”
By explaining some of the changes in the constitution. Olson
showed how the new one is better. The proposed document has only
15,000 words while the old has 63,000. The wordiness is taken out ot
the document so that tne constitution is more logically arranged
There are several major changes, most of which are in the main
articles. Three major revisions have been made in the legislative
article. These revisions are as follows: 1. Requires single-member
senatorial, representative and congressional districts, 2. Provides for
annual sessions of 140 days in odd-numbered years and 90 in even
numbered years and a veto session of 15 days upon request by 3/5 of
members each house. 3. Allows legislature to meet in organizational
sessions prior to convening of legislature in regular sessions.
The executive articles allows the governor to designate chairmen of
state boards. It also provides that governmental agencies, with
several exceptions, have a life of not more than 10 years unless
extended by legislature. The constitution permits legislature to grant
powers of financial control of government.
The judicial article makes a unified system of a supreme court,
courts of appeals, district courts and circuit courts, while the finance
article brings together all financial provisions.
Finally, the education article gives, as Olson said, “each student
an equal educational opportunity.” but a school district mav improve
educational programs locally.
The revised constitution will be voted on in sections.
September 25, 1975
Cast members for “Aria Da
Capo” and “See the Man Die”
were announced by Bob Garner,
drama director, after tryouts last
“Aria Da Capo” was written by
Edna St. Vincent Millay. It
depicts human selfishness and
pettiness in a play within a play.
Cast members for this presenta-
tion are Alvin Rauschuber. Kim
Chandler, Roy Smith, Troy Rash,
and Lori Goetsch with Tim Lyons
and Kathleen Kelly as alternates.
The stage will be set as a grade
school assembly where a man
bleeds to death in the production
of “Seethe Man Die,” by Gordon
Am. In this science exhibition,
the school children are allowed to
note the changes after death.
Characters in “See the Man Die”
will be portrayed by Lanelle Long,
Tammy Long, Sandra Hannes,
Rick Wilde, Gary Adair, Odell
Monthie, Patty Hand, Patsy
Martin, and Chris Archer.
Both plays will be presented as
part of the speech and drama fall
production Tuesday, Nov. 11.
• • •
Denise Banik, senior, had the
unusual experience of passing her
crown as queen of SPJST District
III to her older sister, Cynthia,
Sunday, June 22, in Ennis.
Cynthia, a 1975 WHS graduate
and now a student at Baylor
University, will compete for the
state crown Sunday, Sept. 27, in
biweekly newspaper published by |
the West High School Journalism
Co-editors--Cindy Kubacak and Q
Cyndy Slovak *jg
Assistant editors-Julie Richter C
and Harriet Vardiman
Sports editors--Debbie Kocian p
and Wade Kusler S
Trojan Tales edltor--Debbie Ko- g
Photographers--Roy Smith and ^
Juha Sookivi _
Advisor—Miss Mary Dvoracek I
Preparation for the Heart O'
Texas Fair and Rodeo, Sept.
30-Oct. 4, is keeping FFA
members busy this week.
Students planning to show their
animals will be trimming and
grooming the animals.
VA I classes are readying
themselves for the FFA leader-
ship contest. VA 11 classes are
building various wood products
for the HOT Fair. Construction of
a greenhouse for the HOT Fair is
keeping the VA III classes
The general ag. mechanics
class is building picnic tables,
lawn chairs, and gates, for the
The best projects turned out by
the classes will be determined by
the FFA sponsors. Richard
Griffin, Harvey Siems, and Bill
Mabry, and will then be entered
in the HOT Fair.
Junior Historians will write the
history of she West Public Schools
as a club project this year. The
project will cover the years
between the 1800 s and the
Another project which will keep
the members active will be to
conduct interviews with the
senior citizens around town about
the city’s history.
• • •
Diane Urbanovsky and Debbie
Kocian, juniors, and Loretta
Rauschuber, sophomore, are a-
mang the eight people from the
West area who will be attending
this National CYO Convention,
Oct. 30-Nov. 2, in the San Antonio
k Convention Center.
Others who will be participa-
|* ting in the Catholic convention
i with the theme “Youth in
Ministry” are WHS graduates
f Ginger Kutcherousky, club mod-
k. erator, and Mary Sykora, Ann
Kostecka, Becky Sykora. and
Mary Rose Hutyra.
The West group will help host
the welcome get-together, since
the Austin Diocese has been
put in charge of hospitality.
Alvin Rauschuber and Tim
Lyons attended the McLennan
Community College debate work-
shop Saturday, Sept. 13, along
with Robert Gamer, sponsor.
The workshop lasted from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. and consisted of an
advanced session in which the
topic of the debate year was
discussed, a demonstration de-
bate, and a practice debate. The
topic chosen for this year is
“World Energy Resources.”
Mr. Gamer said “It was a very
good workshop and could prove
an advantage to the students.”
“Because certain conditions in
the United States are correspond-
ing to the situation Germany was
in before the war, “Albert Steele,
resource teacher, has made plans
to show a film about Adolph
Hitler to his classes and those of
Mrs. Janet Ripley.
Mr. Steele explained that by
“certain conditions", he is
referring to inflation and unem-
ployment. He went on to say,
“After World War 1, no laws
were enforced. Today in
Washington, D.C., people can get
mugged in the downtown area in
broad daylight. In Berlin, just
before Hitler, there was the same
situation.” To explain the
situation further, Mr. Steele
quoted a group of Russian editors
in San Antonio as saying. “You in
America ha^e too much freedom
and we too little.”
The film will be a prelude to the
Second World War and Hitler's
life. The pictures in the film will
mainly be factual.
• • •
Freshmen took the Armed
Services Vocational Aptitude Bat-
tery Test, Wednesday, Sept. 24.
The test will determine the
students' aptitude in electronics,
motor mechanics, general tech-
nology and clerical work. The test
predicts future success in these
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