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'xAsk no1 who? your counfry can do for
you - ask what you can do for your
John F. Kennedy
35th President of the United States
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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
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
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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
- 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politics as lsadly out of date.'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."
"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
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.
Layout: 'lim Overton
Copy - Brant Dahl
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