Volume xx NUMBER 4 NORMAN HIGH SCHOOL, NORMAN, OKLAHOMA
Three seniors, Ann Cosgrove,
Tom Luccock and Kc:.thleen Les
ter, have attended luncheons as
guests of the local chapter of Ki
wanis International. This pro
gram, new to the civic club thiSi
year, is designed to recognize stu
.dents who OOive made contri
butions to their schools and to the
Ann, recipient of the Daughters
of the American Revolution Good
Citizen award, is a member of
student council, Science Club and
Gingersnaps. She has received an
Arne ric a n Legion Citizenship
A three year member of band,
in which he plays the French
horn, Tom is a member of Latin
Club, Mu Alpha Theta math club
and State C'nd National H 0 nor
Societies. He has been active in
church work and in the Boy
Kathleen, co-editor of Tiger
Tales, is a member of Future
Teachers, Latin Club, Future Jour
nalists and Book Club. She is a
two year member of State and Na
tional Honor Societies.
Other Kiw[nis student guests
will be announced at a later time.
student Council is sponsoring
a Toys For Tots Drive Decem
ber 1-14_ The drive will consist
of bringin.g toys to the school
and collecting from door to
door. Interested in helping?
Contact Linda Jan.e Franklin.
"Shall we dance?" says Lynn Dixon to
"The King and I."
Groups to Sing
Norman High's first hootenanny
of this year will be held Tuesday
night from 7:30 to 9:30 in the stu
Students will provide the enter
tainment with Jerry Ernest, an
experienced folk singer from Okla
homa University, as master of
ceremonies for this event.
This hootenanny is planned to
give students a chance to partici
in or listen to and enjoy folk
Sponsored by the Student Coun
cil, this evening has been planned
by the Tiger Twisters committee
composed of Barbara Orth, Karen
Jennings, Deven Mummery, Linda
Bumgarner, Bill Lewis, Sara Had
dock and Johnny Gragg.
Susan Luttrell at the dress rehearsal for
(Photo by David Frost)
Calendar of Events
18, 19, 20 ____ __ __ 'King and I'
23 _________ ___ Student Council
25, 26 ___ __ _____ Thanksgiving
3 __________ Wrestling at Perry
3 _______ Basketball at Shawnee
4 ____ __ Basketball at Ardmore
10 _______ ___ Band at Stillwater
10 ______ Wrestling at Midwest
11 ____________ Basketball here
11 ____ Choral Festival at OSU
14 ___ Basketball here Midwest
16 ________ ____ Chorus Concert
17 __ _ Wrestling US Grant Here
Counselors Direct Person al Relations Course
The counseling department is
directing a program, Adolescent
Interest Arec;s, concerning person
al attitudes and relationships
about which students have ex
The course, first of its kind to
be offered on a large scale at Nor
man High, is b~ing undertaken at
the request of many students and
because of the favorable com
ments offered by twenty-nine stu
dents involved in a, pilot stu d y
course last year.
Each counselor is responsible for
co-ordinating two groups of about
30 students each. There are six
groups in 'all; one each in first,
third, fourth and fifth hours and
two during sixth hour. A volun
tary course, AlA is taken during
students' free or study period.
The course is; a combination of
lectures, films, question and an
swer periods and group discussion.
Each class is roughly balanced in
the number of boys and girls and
in the number of sophomores,
juniors 'and seniors.
The gueSit lecturers, who include
doctors, psychiatrists, marriage
counselors and social workers,
will speak on six major fields,
"Understanding Your Emotions,"
"Your Body: Understanding Its
Needs and Functions," "Dating,"
"Marriage and Family Rela
tions," "Understanding How to
Handle Money" 'and "Building a
Moral and Spiritual Code."
Due to the fact that almost 500
students applied, many will have
to wait until second semester to
be enrolled. The participants for
the first session were chosen at
random from the applications re
"We are requesting that the
parents of each young person tak
ing the AlA course sign a permis
sion slip and either attend a meet
ing with the members of the guid
[nce staff or speak to a counselor
on the telephone. In this way we
hope to alleviate any misunder
standings about the nature of AlA
that might occur," commented
Mrs. Mar y Gatchel, guidance
November 18, 1965
IThe K'ing and II
To Open Tonight
All-school musical, The King and
I, will be presented tonight, tomor
row night and Saturday night at
8 p.m, in the auditorium.
The Rodgers [nd Hammerstein
musical depicts the story of the
King of Siam and Anna, the young
British SlChoolteacher who comes
to teach in his court. Some of the
musical selections in The King and
I are "I Whistle A Happy Tune,"
"Hello Young Lovers" and "\\'e
Kiss in a Shadow."
The King is played by L Yn n
Dixon; Susan Luttrell portrays
Anna. Other principal charac
ters are Catiana Powell, Tuptim ;
David Foster, Lun Tha ; Suzie
Smith, Lady Thiang; Steve Hobbs,
Prince Chululongkorn; John Crev
eling, Krahlahome, and Don Jones,
Production crew members are
Carl Stevens, Tommy Crawford,
Lee WhittleSley, Edith Mix, Ann
Powell, Lisa Cooper, Ronnie Bur
dick, Barbara Myers and Mary
Rose Walsh. Art credits go to Bon
nie Coleman, Lynn Dixon, Mari
lyn Storm, Diane Reed and the
Choreographers are Ron n i e
Burdick and Ann Powell. Princi
pal dancers are Jean Holcomb,
Marles Long and Pam Purcell.
Entries in the statewide "Abil
ity Counts" essay contest on the
employment of the handicapped
must be submitted by December
The contest, sponsored by the
President's Committee and the
Governor's Committee on Em
ployment of the Handicapped, is
open to all juniors and seniors.
Top prizes are a college schola
ship and an expense paid trip to
Washington D.C. The state winner
will compete for national prizes of
Each of the top ten winners will
receive a two-year tuition and
Students may obtain information
from their English teachers or by
writing the Governor's Committee
on Employment of the Handicap
ped, 301 Will Rogers Building.
Page Two TIGER TALES November 18, 1965
"If I can't be thankful that I'm a sophomore, I'll just be glad I'm not a
One Day A Year Sufficient?
Thanksgiving Day is a peculiarity American holiday. It began
over three hundred years ago when a hardy band of Pilgrims saw
fit to thank Almighty God for the blessings bestowed on their struggl
Now in 1965 we have much for which to be thankful. Our
favored state is one of the finest places in which to live with abun
dant food and comforts undreamed of fifty years ago. The bless
ings of a free and excellent education are before us and it requires
only our own effort to reap its benetits. Freedom to worship as we
wish is ours, guaranteed to us because of our forefathers.
No other nation in the entire history of the world has been so for
tunate in having freedom of speech, of the press and of religion.
Is it too much to expect that once each year there should be a day
of public thanksgiving for the peace and prosperity granted us and for
the blessings of home, school, church and friends?-Cynthia Huff (J1)
Courtesy-Golden Rule in Action
Boys with their long basketball legs sprawled in the aisle, con
verting the student center into an obstacle course; students trampling
the unlucky individual who drops his books in · the hall between
classes; "friends" elbowing each other in the lunch line, at lockers
and in halls~is this courtesy?
Webster defines courtesy as "an expression of respect." Courtesy
is the Golden Rule in action. A sincere "Thank you," "You're
welcome," or "Pardon me" is a
Too Much Emphasis compliment to the speaker, an
inexpensive but much appreciat
On Major Sports? ed gift.
The individual is often judgedWhy is so little emphasis placed by the way he treats others. The on such sports as wrestling, base courteous person who treats everyball, tennis, track and golf? one with respect-parents, friends,True, football and basketball are teachers, neighbors, brothers and traditional sports and do deserve
shters-is respected and admired ago 0 d amount of recognition. because he respects the feelingsTheir teams are usually rated
and views of others.high in state competition. But our
track team finished fifth in the The use of courtesy makes life
state last year. more pleasmt. It picks up those
These teams need support. LE:st fallen books, says "Excuse me,"
year, our baseball team was and "Thank you" and opens doors
young and inexperienced, wit h for a girl. Courtesy is kindness and
about 90% sophomores and jun good manners. It is not merely the
iors; after two games, attendance mark of a gentleman; just as
dropped to about 25 persons. ability to reason separates mall!
All , not just two, of our teams from animals, courtesy separates
need wpport. Who knows, we from the masses the man who
might take state in wrestling? Ron strives to live well.-Donna Gragg
Henderson (J I) (J I )
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