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Students Get Experience
Benson Tech's Automotive Department is headed by Mr.
Howard Gunderson, and Mr. Bruce Higby, Mr. Von Hunter, Mr.
Fred Kimura, Mr. Alfred Stiff, and Mr, Norm Eigner are the
Benson has one of the best automotive shops in the state
according to Mr. Gunderson.
Juniors and seniors majoring in automotive shop do such
things as engine overhaul, body and maintenance, and painting
cars. Even the freshmen are exposed to the basic systems of a
car such as fuel, carburation, electrical, and ignition systems.
Most students seem to really like automotive shop. At the
present time there is a large waiting list to get cars into
automotive shop. Students work on their own cars and
ABOVE: Larry Bertelson U U and David Peake U U discuss a
problem. LEFT: Mr. Bruce Higby, automotive teacher, speaks at
the automotive banquet. BOTTOM CENTER: Ray Tonge U it and
Mr. Ed Gunderson, shop foreman, look at a wiring problem in a
headlight assembly. BOTTOM LEFT: Student works on an engine
block. TOP LEFT: In order to service the air conditioner this car
had to be lacked up. TOP RIGHT: Shawn Mosley U25 surveys his
torn down engine.
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Machine Siudenis Sharpen
Students in the first year Machine Shop learned the
basic concepts of being a machinist. They learned to
use the lathes, shapers, grinders, drill presses and mill-
Maiors in machine learn the trade in depth by making
complex proiects in each of the varied fields.
Mr. Ed Thiringer heads the department with the help
of Mr. Elmon Lentz. Other instructors are Mr. Wes Bur-
ch, and Mr. Robert Reeves.
Machinists assisted the Foundry and Pattern depart-
ments in making replicas of the Simon Benson foun-
tains to celebrate the Bi-centennial. They also worked
with these departments and Sheet Metal in making a
ABOVE: Tom Leslie U23 turns a gear on a small lathe. LH-I: Steve
Wynkoop U21 shapes a proiect. CENTER LEFT: Randy Pease 1123,
Dave Oetinger UQJ, John Donis U21 show off the first replica
fountain made through the cooperation of several shops. FAR
LEFT: Mr. Ed Thiringer, machine shop teacher, helps Grant
Lawrence lllt set up a lathe for a proiect. TOP LEFT: Dave Kin,
naman U21 uses a lathe to ,shape a fountain. TOP LEFT: Grant
Lawrence ll l J shapes prolecl on the lathe.
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