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

 - Class of 1976

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S Challenge Issued 'xAsk no1 who? your counfry can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." John F. Kennedy 35th President of the United States Page 15

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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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Page lb Suoooed. Question In Future l'The single things which makes any man happiest is the realization that he has worked up to the limits ot his ability, his capacity. lt is all the better if this work has moved the human race a little farther forward." - Neil Armstrong First man on the moon 'lThe voices from the top today are by and large not the voices from below. My polls show the people are sick to death ot overblown and phony talk. They view politics as lsadly out of date.' The public wants the hard truth about the recession, energy, inflation and other key issues of the day...They want politicians who will level with them." -Louis Harris Harris polls "America's greatness was not built by taxing people to their limits but by letting our people exercise their freedom and their ingenuity to their limits. Freedom and prosperity go hand in hand. The proof is there to see around the world. Only by releasing the full energies of our people - only by getting the government oft your back and out of your pocket - will we achieve our goals of stable prices and more jobs." - Gerald R. Ford 38th President of the United States Schools Offer Opportunity l'Benson Polytechnic High School will very likely become more sophisticated within the next ten years in repect to courses of study," stated Mr. Harold Andersen, Benson's principal. Such courses as Computer Science, advanced studies in all technical fields, including automotive, metallurgy, and the sciences as well as mathematics, will be upgraded within the next few years. "There is also a likelihood that requirements for entrance to Benson will become more sophisticated.The impact of the State graduation requirements which will affect freshmen this year, has already been felt, which necessitates graduation requirements to be a minimum of 23 units it a student is to receive a Benson diploma. 'lBenson will continue to provide leadership at an even faster pace in Career Education during the late l970's and early l98O's," concluded Andersen. As we celebrate our nation's two hundredth birthday, we stop and look ot our history. The countless number of accomplishments made by millions of people help to show us how we have progressed as a nation. lt is also fitting that we look at where we are right now, and where we are headed in the future. We should look to see where we can improve ourselves and how we can help each other. We, as Benson Polytechnic students, should look at our own school and decide where it can be improved to better serve the needs ol students, teachers and the community. 'QM- 'T' Introductory Section: Layout: 'lim Overton John Monaco Copy - Brant Dahl

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