Benson Polytechnic High School - BluePrint Yearbook (Portland, OR)

 - Class of 1976

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New Wings Added KBPS, Benson's own radio station, was formed in l923. lt has been known os the only standard broadcast station in the notion operated by a school district. Originally the call numbers of the station were KFIF and the station was purchased with student body funds. The name was changed to KBPS to stand for Benson Polytechnic School. KBPS frequently broadcasts P.l.l.. sports events. l959 C-wing was reconstructed. l95O's the middle wing called Automotive wing was built. l96l E-wing was reconstructed. Benson's auditorium, located on the north end of the main hall, was completed in the spring of 1931 at a cost of S275,000. During the year i932 a public address system and moving picture equipment was installed, costing around Sl2,000, and paid for by the student body. A Kimball pipe organ was purchased by the student body and installed in l937. lt was not until the spring ot l975 that the auditorium received a fresh coat of paint and new curtains. During bod weather the auditorium is used during the lunch periods tor movies which usually consist of westerns and mysteries. The Benson auditorium is in constant use by several nature groups and is an excellent place for public meetings. The Kimball organ is maintained by the Oregon Organ Association. Benson's library contains over 40,000 books and pamphlets, among which are bound volumes of technical iournals and government reports. Current magazines are received and kept on file or on micro- film. During the l974-75 school year Benson pioneered the use of an electronic device which was installed at the door to prevent the removal of books without first properly checking them out at the desk. Page ld

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