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Page 40 text:
The number of assemblies during the school year were
reduced due to the poor attention that students gave to the
purpose of each assembly. There are many different kinds
of shows which could have been performed at Benson but
they were not due to the attitude of most students.
Football rallies in the fall were more or less successful
in stirring up school spiritg there were no basketball rallies
at all. Because of uninteresting subiects, some students
chose not to even go to the assembliesg they went
The number picked up somewhat during spring, but
nice weather or the smell of food from the cafeteria kept
the attendance low.
TOP: Tech Show participants pose for pictures. These include
Richard Weidlich fl lj, Rick Nelson ll2l, Greg Shook 1121, Mike
Benton fl2l, Mark Madden f9l, and Jon Peterson QI lj. Several
appeared in the assembly for Tech Show. MIDDLE: Mark Monaco
U21 tells a ioke to the Monroe cheerleaders while Ken McGee
fl2j tells H50 John Rutter Ql2l his newest ioke. RIGHT: Monroe
cheerleaders laugh after completing short skit in front of entire
student body at Benson.
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Page 41 text:
Shops Work Tngathe:
A Simon Benson drinking fountain, similar to those
found throughout the downtown sidewalks of Portland,
was installed in front of Benson as a gift of the 1975
Several shops combined their efforts on the fountain,
which was unveiled during a ceremony on April 5. Mr.
JohnlVingelen counselor for a portion of the class of '75,
presented the project to Vern Marshall, student body
president. He in turn moved the valve which produced a
stream of bubbling, clear water from the four mouths of
the fountain. Mr. Harold Andersen then tried the water
and remarked, "Gentlemen, you may now drink."
The Come-a-long protect put several shops to work on
one general project.
TOP LEFT: Mr. Andersen takes the historical first sip from the Ben-
son fountain at l2:l6 pm on April 5. LOWER LEFT: Three seniors
stand in back of completed fountain. ABOVE: Student works on
protect in sheet metal.
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