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KBPS Has 53rd Anniversary
Born over fifty years ago the public radio voice of the
Portland Public Schools and the community, KBPS, covers a
radius of approximately fifty miles.
Broadcasts ran from Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to I2
p.m. Programs were planned to appeal to students in the grades
as well as high school students and adults. The station's purpose
was to furnish out-of-school educational programs for students
and teachers, and fulfill the needs of the community.
Some of the T4 skills students were able to learn by working
on the KBPS staff were announcing, program writing formats
and spot announcement writing. They were also able to learn
operating procedure for the radio station control board, how to
operate the turn tables and how to make tape recordings.
Dr. Patricia Swenson was the station manager. The station
sponsors a ninety minute daily news in depth program. They
also aired delayed recordings of composers,critics,writers humor
and interesting people.
ABOVE: Alan Heintz, U li, mails letters to community which tells
of KBPS services. BOTTOM LEFT: Alan Heintz, U lj, helps ladies to
send out radio program sheets to community. MIDDLE LEFT: Gary
Fleming, U ij, announces the weather, only one ofthe programs
he emceed. TOP LEFT: Rhiner Johnson, fl2i, places on turntable
during the record show popular with teen-agers.
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Library Provides Materials
Ts Assisi Learning. Awareness
Benson's library offers all students an excellent chance
to gain knowledge from many different sources. Over
25,000 books line the shelves, as well as several racks of
paperbacks. Files are kept for current popular magazines
and local newspapers.
Several types of microfilm viewers have been added
this year, increasing the availability of information. More
students may use information recorded on microfilm than
in the past.
Other new pieces of information include racks for
stereo records and a set of drawers designed to hold
Also new this year is the Career information computer
terminal. A newer, faster console has been installed and
is now in use. The terminal is available to all students, it
lists iob information about any particular occupation or
field of interest. A questionnaire is first filled out and then
entered into the terminal by the student using the system.
The special book security system, installed last year, is
still operating despite several minor problems. Certain
types of notebooks seem to trigger the alarm accidently,
and the system is slow to register the books when they are
being checked out. The security system allows the library
staff to detect when a library book is being taken from the
library without being checked out first.
On February 4, the library was opened and a leak in
several water pipes over the south end of the library was
discovered. Many books were soaked by water, and the
library was closed to dry the books. All damaged books
were sent to be rebound or replaced. Total loss was
estimated to be several thousand dollars.
The original Benson library was located in rooms 2l3A
and 2l3B. When H-wing was constructed, the library was
moved to its present location.
Juniors and seniors now have a new class called "In-
formational Systems Technology." This class is basically
designed to graphically produce and provide systems of
storage and retrival for visually-recorded information.
Enrolled students are involved in such techniques as
making "microfishe" which is a reduction of pages onto
flat film, film strip making: overhead transparencies: and
slide making. The class offers instruction in most anything
in this informational recording system. Students also learn
how to bind books, make paper duplications, run an
offsett press, and how to run and teach students how to
run the Iibrary's Career Information computer.
information Systems Technology is taught by Mr. Arndt
with the aid and assistance of Mr. Dan Robinson and Mrs.
Gradys Viken. The class presently has forty students, with
groups of five students per period.
Mr. Harold Arendt is Benson's librarian.
TOP RIGHT: Carl Keltz il2j, library assistant, takes a moment to
look through a history book. UPPER MIDDLE RIGHT: View of
microfilm viewers and slide proiectors received this year for
students' use. LOWER MIDDLE RIGHT: Water pipes above south
end of library which leaked and caused damage to books below.
BOTTOM RIGHT: Book security gate, this prevents possible theft
of books or encyclopedias.
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S'cuclen'c Bocly Government
Helps To Unity Students
Student Government at Benson during 1976 produced
little action as for as life for the student, however, many
good proposals did arise.
Graphics on the walls and music playing were two
ideas mentioned for the improvement of the cafeteria.
Student Body President for i976 was Vern Marshall.
Each of the four classes elected a President, Vice-
President, and Secretary-Treasurer. These people were
members of the Cabinet, which organized all activities of
the elected Senate, its committees, and members of the
Mr. Andersen, principal of Benson, commented that the
ways and means have been provided to facilitate an ac-
tive government for students.
"The student government will not function as a body as
long as members of the student body are void of ideas to
improve Benson. The administration and instructors at
Benson are here to advise and assist but not direct. Stu-
dent government should be a starting place where
students may become educated regarding political pro-
cedures, political activities, the importance of the power
of the vote, but most of all a place where student leaders
become active in the improvement of the school and
UPPER RIGHT: Student Body President Vern Marshall tl2l. LOWER
RIGHT: Mr. Tom Triplett seems interested in the discussion at a
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