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The music department each year provides the
entertainment for both the 49er and the Tech Show. It
has been a feeling over the last few years that both of
these programs should be done with only Benson
talent. All parts of the music program have a chance to
show their abilities during the programs which usually
last at least one hour. Many parents and friends of the
school look forward to the entertaining programs
Both programs are opened by the Honor Guard
which brings the flag to the stage before the pledge of
A. Mr. Karl Bach, music teacher, prepares to announce the next
number at the Tech Show. B. and C. Students show their ability on
two and three wheeled vehicles. D. Drummers carefully watch the
directorforthe signal. E. The Choiradded muchtothe49er program.
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More Students Attend
During Holiday 49 er
Among Benson's many festivities and social
gatherings, the traditional 49er was held on November
The 49er featured pastries, odds and ends, games,
boutiques, and other goodies in a western bazaar-like
atmosphere. The 49er was used as a P.T.A fundraiser.
"I think a lot more students than usual showed up for
the 49er because of the games and the stage show,"
stated Judy Ellis, P.T.A. president.
Members of V.l.C.A. and other volunteers served
behind the counters selling pins, ribbons and other
Tech spirit items.
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A. Snarling helplessly, Dominic Starr Q1 ll faces an oncoming cream
pie in the 49er pie toss, B. Customers crowd around the holiday gift
counter. C. San Mai f12l and Kenny Leung 1121 challenge students
to pop baloons with darts for prizes D. The 49er dining area soon
became packed with teachers, parents and students from both
Benson and other schools. E. P.T.A. member helpsacustomeratthe
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Tech Show Features
Once again the banners were lifted and the ticket
booth was moved to the front of the school to prepare
for the 65th annual Tech Show. Students rushed about
composing their displays and selling tickets for
various prized, the top prize being a 1975 Honda
On February 28 and March 1 the Tech Show opened
its doors to the public featuring all the work of students
in academics, shops, andthe medical programs. This
was the first year the show was held on Thursday and
Friday instead of Friday and Saturday.
Highlights of the two nights included: robots and a
giant RCA Dimensia sound system in the electronics
shops, the pinball wire maze in electric shop, a
computerized numerical control in the machine shop,
and a drafting computer in the architectural drawing
room. Also featured were poems, essays, dissections,
artwork, gravity experiments, and light shows.
Mr. George Nordling, vice-principal of shops, stated
sadly, "lt seems that the total turnout of people has
gone down again from 6,859 to 6, 576."
The students, however, worked furiously and
showed great pride in creating the Tech Show for the
"I thought the sound system was sure to bring them
in because it's the latest and best in musical and
viewing technology," commented Mike Benton 4121.
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