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Page 42 text:
The I976 Blueprint Staff was unsuccessful in their
attempt to produce a spring delivery yearbook. For
the past two years, Benson's student body has been
asked which delivery date they preferred, both years
a spring issue was desired over the fall issue.
Many factors determine the size and the quality of
the yearbook. At the beginning of the year a certain
number of pages are reserved for each subject. Each staff
member is assigned page numbers, and they are
responsible for the completion of these pages. If the staff
does not complete these pages, the number of pages must
Having only two students with prior experience,
coupled with a large number of students who could not be
encouraged to work after school on their pages, the '76
Staff did not meet deadlines in November and December.
This automatically moved the delivery date from spring to
Mr. William Stocking, yearbook adviser, commented
"the book had to be adiusted to take into consideration
the amount that could be accomplished during school
l975-76 BLUEPRINT STAFF
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ......................... Tim Overton
MANAGING EDITOR ,,.......,...... .... J ohn Monaco
COPY EDITOR ...... ...... B rent Dahl
.... ,,,, T im Gleason
PHOTO EDITORS... ,, , Kurt Weimef
TOP RIGHT: Tim Overton IIQJ, Edntor-In-Chief. MIDDLE RIGHT -
BLUEPRINT STAFF IL to Rl: David Wolfe flljg Kevin Keltz UOJQ
Brent Dahl Il llgKurt Weimerflllg Eddie Petersen IlOlgCarl Keltz
H215 Tom Larson flljg Sean Keser IlOlg Fred Fulton IlOl5 John
Bailey flOtg John Monaco N215 Michael Toon UU, and Bob
Fogarty Il0l. NOT PICTURED: Jerry Ketel Il ll, Mark Moxley flOtg
Benton Holzwarth Il ll, James McArthur Il Up Sandra Canterbury
Il0l V: year: Christopher Bonar Il2l V1 year, RIGHT: Mr, William
Stocking corrects copy written by Fred Fulton.
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.
Page 43 text:
, Tech Pep Staff Works
To Improve Coverage
"Our sports section was a little better than last year,
but it still was not as good as it should have been for a
sports minded school," commented Mr. William
Stocking, adviser for the Tech Pep staff. A sports
column was added this year which helped.
The rest of the paper was improved as student
reporters took more interest in doing a good iob.
"Slowly the Student Body started to recognize that
there was news and interesting things happening at
Benson," added Mr. Stocking. Students found stories
like "Freedom Train 4449 Returns to PortIand," and
"Bi-centennial Fountains Made By Benson Shops," in-
This year the Tech Pep Staff planned a two color
Christmas edition for the first time in many years. The
"Senior Issue" started two years ago, was planned again
this year. If the students sold enough ads, they were
able to take an issue outside to a regular commercial
printer. This gave them the addition experience of
working with another shop besides the school shop and
a somewhat larger paper.
Traditionally the three executive positions - Editor-in-
chief, Managing Editor, and Business Manager - chang-
ed once during the year in order to give more students
experience in running the paper.
Started this year were linotyped editorials two col-
umns wide. Prior to this only one column width copy
was within the capabilities of the shop's machines.
TOP LEFT: Insignia used for Tech Pep issues. MIDDLE LEFT: Chris
Parker U21 and Dean Silfies U21 check for mistakes in the print-
ing of an issue. BOTTOM: TECH PEP STAFF QL to R1: Darrell Fox-
worth U21 Mgn. Ed.-lg Rick Rambo U21 Ed. in Chief-lg Tim
Gleason H215 Joe Marshall U 11: Fred Sumner H215 Dan Leopard
fl l1Mgn. Ed.-25 Thomas Moore U215 Mike Irish 1121: Marty Miller
H213 David Lomnicki U21. NOT PICTUREDI William Aney U21 Ed.
in Chief-25 Gordon Smith H215 John Farrell U21.
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