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VIRGINIA: You bring babushka from old country?
MAUTS: How about some French lessons?
Ricky Masaki

To: Lisa, Carol, Eileen, Shirley, Pat, Patti and Amy, thanks for the lovely camping trip!
From: George, John, Ray, Randy, Lenny and Tim

R.K.: How's your French coming along? Are you progressing?

MARILYN: You don't belong in a city of six million people UGH! Pack up your wampum and go back to tribal village UGH!
A Fellow Savage

D.M.: Hey Honeeee - watcha doing?

DAB: Oink, Oink, Oink, Oink, Oink.

GEORGE: You sure are a lousy poker player. Next time you better wear more clothes.

TIM: We liked the real you at Duncan! Try Duncan-Life at Roosevelt.

MY DEAREST MICHAEL: Sniff, Sniff, Ml Life, My Love, My All!!!

RANDY E: You sure look cute in your pajamas.

GOTOR: Only a coup of months until the official opening of the Road Runners, alias the Devon Daredevils. Fasten your seatbelts.

KEITH (K.C.): Congratulations on taking first in three meets at Steinmetz. Next time I'll expect you to beat out Ray by two full lengths.

PATTI: I'll have to let your mom know about the goings on at Camp. You're really a nightowl!

In Old Country, never wrote Classified Ads!

MR. WHYTE: Bobbypins are a great investment at 29cents. Scissor phantom around. Hair-BEWARE!

FERN & GERRIE: Congratulations on being elected Co-Captain(s)! Lots of luck and love always.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are alive and well and laughing loudly at the Gateway Theater.

HEIDI (Alias Lisa the K): What happened to the Pig Tails?

WOODPECKER: Don't wake me just smile.

PURPLE MARTIN: I'll flash your lights before I come in!

PAT: Can I have my pants back now?

CAROL R: John get out of my life.
R and G

LYRA: Sleep tight and pleasant dream "smack."
A Mid-Night Raider

P&C: Thanks for the midnight nap.
T and G

LYRA: Who won the football game on "holding" penalties?
Two spectators

P and C: Is that all you really did was play cards at Purple Martin?

P and C.: Thanks for the use of your scarfs.
G and R

BELLE: Don't get nervous when you're hit by a truck. Next time Burn Rubber.
Fearful passengers

MAUREEN: Doctor says I'm allergic to tea.

YANA: Change your name to Majako tomorrow.

Camp Duncan Reveals ALL!!

My Dearest Lisa: Meet me in the cabin "Black Oak" at 4:00 A.M. Don't be late. Love and Kisses.
"Little Hood"

RAY and SHIRLEY: Were you two really catching frogs and feeding horses that day??

JZ & SM: The Maniac Car Rental Agency announces its biggest bargain of the century. This month you can have, at your disposal, a brand-old, chauffeur-driven, scratched up red Ford to drive you to your destination, whether it's Kedzie and Elston, Mozart and Belle Plaine, Sacramento and Belle Plaine or Downtown Snowbank. Our specialties include running into buses and police cars.

Bowling team holds 3-1 record

by Scott Rosen

The Roosevelt bowling team which is coahed by Mr. Fermoyle has now boosted its record to three wins and one loss in league competition. The only returning letteren from last year’s squad are George Lazewski and Tim Pigott but the team has been aided tremendously by such newcomers as Scott rosen, Dennis Descher, Carl Painter, Russell Johnson, Lee Licea and Paul Zakzewski.

Since beating Kelly in their first game the team lost to Kelvyn Park, beat Tuley by a score of 2,510 to 2,020 and beat Schurz.

The next game the team plays is against Lane who won the city championship last year.

The team plays their gams at the Drake Bowl so go there and root your team to victory.

Wave Riders continue streak against Steinmetz

by Ray Christl

The Roosevelt Swim Team continued its victory string in league competition by defeating Steinmetz. The Varsity now has an overall league record of 8-0, following the 54-32 victory over Steinmetz.

The medley relay consisting of Lindgren, Clarke, Christl and Trilling laced first as did the freestyle relay of Davidovic, Trilling, Hirsch and Wedgewood. Individual winners were Keith Clarke, Mellan Davidovic, Ray Christl and Tim Lindgren.

The Frosh-soph beat Steinmetz 47-32. It now has a league record of 7-1, the only loss was at the hands of Schurz who will be at Roosevelt Feb. 5. This meet will decide the North Section titles in both the Varsity and Frosh-Soph.

Outstanding swimmers for the Frosh-soph were Jim Boyd, Al Merohek, Neil Sussman, Dave Margolis and Rick Jerz.


Swim line scores

RHS Frosh………………….49



RHS Varsity………………..54



RHS Frosh………………….47


Lunchroom situation ridiculous

by Marc Primack

Lunchroom 1Roosevelt’s lunchroom is the cause of two of the most commonly heard complaints at school.  The students constantly grumble about the food and the administration and teachers are always referring to the mess that accumulates during each lunch period.

Although students really cannot alter the culinary achievements of the Roosevelt cooking corps, the other matter is certainly something that students themselves cause.

It often seems as if the lunchroom always will be dirty during lunch periods, but this ridiculous situation could be prevented.  Earlier this year the whistle joined in the fight against lunchroom filth, but has apparently only added to the noise without reminding anyone of its purpose.  When coupled with the verbal warning of the lunchroom guards and the teacher aides the lunchroom situation became less critical.

Fairly recently, in keeping with the trend to let the students of America have a hand in shaping their destinies, an “honor system” about lunchroom clean-up was inaugurated.  No longer would there be someone yelling at you to put your bottle away or trying to get you to take back the five trays stacked in front of you.  Indeed this system would show that the students who use the lunchroom are perfectly aware of the need to keep the tables clear.

It was a glorious effort but now once again the traditional yelling and warning system is back in operation.  The lunchroom is now reasonably clean, but the basic problem remains.  As long as students need a word of warning their basic attitude is wrong and should be changed.


In Review …

W. Hill heads class of ’70

Plans are under way for senior activities.  President Waverly Hill is in charge of the plans for graduation night.  Vice President Henry Talavera is the chairman of the prom.  He and his committees have been very busy and have already acquired the Palmer House to hold the Prom there.  Secretary Joe Locascio is the head of the class luncheon and Cheryl Richardson, who is the treasurer, is busy with the mothers’ luncheon.

With the aid of these officers, the seniors have much to look forward to in their coming activities.


RHS to collect for March of Dimes

Pep Squad and Human Relations steering committee began a successful partnership during the sending of packages to Vietnam.

Now they are continuing by  marching together on January 26 for the March of Dimes.  The territory that they plan to cover extends from Lawrence to Wilson and from Central Park to Pulaski.

Each girl who signed up will cover one square block and the money that they collect will go for medicine and research by the association.


Spirit Marks Pep Assembly

Cheers and yells and overall spirit were all present at the basketball season pep assembly.

The show started with the band playing and the Majorettes twirling.  Dr. Zimmerman made a speech and the cheerleaders cheered.  Mr. Cleary said a few words and then the Frosh-Soph team was introduced to the student body.

Also performing were the Pom-Pom Girls, who did their thing to “Over Easy.”  All around cheering was provided by the Pep Squad.

Co-captains Paul Jefferson and James “Sweetie” Willliams announced all the members of the varsity team and their managers. Coach Weincord gave a speech saying his two main goals were first to take the section and then to take the city titles.

The assembly ended with the band playing the Rough Rider Song as the students joined in.


G. Liggett selected O.O. queen

Senior Gail Liggett was selected as the Office Occupations Queen for Area 7.  Gail competed against girls from Steinmetz, Schurz, Austin, Foreman, Kelvyn Park and Taft.  After this contest, she will go on to the city contest and from there to the state and possibly national contests.

Gail is on the executive board for Area 7 and is busy working on the Chicago Youth Leadership Contest to be held on March 24.  Among her other O.O. honors is 1st place in the Area 7 steno contest.


Six to go to District Science Fair

Six Roosevelt students are going on to the District Science Fair as a result of their projects which they displayed in the school science fair.

In the field of electronics two seniors, Chris Ledvina and Fred Turnbow are submitting projects dealing in various aspects of electronics.  Chris’ dealt with laser communication and Fred’s was an electronic combination lock.

In biology Cindy Lenky’s project on the effect of radiation on ants and Debra Sauer’s project on phototropic bacteria were both selected to continue to the District Fair.

In general science Ray Rechsteiner’s experiment with colored foods and Elizabeth Sewell’s paper, “the Effect of Time of Day on Pupil Dilation,” are both being submitted.

G.I. alumnus appreciates gifts

Dear People of RHS:

It has been two years since I graduated from Roosevelt High School.

I never really bothered to get involved in any of the school groups and little clubs.  If I would have known that they were wonderful enough to try and make Christmas a holiday for a soldier, I would have been an active member.

My job here is medical evacuation pilot.  I sleep in a bed every night so I’m not that bad off.  The guys out in the field that get your packages will really be thrilled because I am.

There have been times when I wasn’t aware of what holidays were.  Thank you all for bringing a little season cheer into my Christmas.

Because of the quantity of things sent to me, all the other guys in my hootch are equally grateful.  When I climb into my helicopter Christmas I think of good ole RHS.

Thanks again –

W01 George W. Rose

Humanities course to be offered

by Marc Primack

By being subjected to the same traditional course structure year after year, students often become disinterested and lose an accurate view of a subject.

Next year, a new Humanities course to be offered to seniors will try to overcome this basic problem through the combined studies approach to education.

This new program is in reality two separate courses, one in English, one in social studies, which are meshed together to make a related whole out of what is now a disjointed sequence of courses.

The concepts taught in both history and English courses  are often different views on the same principles; this approach allows the two subjects to complement each other as they should.

Three basic themes will be underlying this program: 1) Man and his relationship to God, 2) Man his relationship to Society, and 3) Man and his relationship to himself, are all basically involved in stressing the importance of man to these two subjects.

By emphasizing the fact that this combined studies program might tryly teach the student something about himself, the process of education itself is given added meaning.

Two credits will be given for the completion of this program and it will consist of two class periods each day.  The four teachers involved in these courses must work together to coordinate the program.

Miss Strassman, the English teacher and Mr. Levin, who will teach the social studies segment will be responsible for the basic courses.  They will be joined by Mrs. Segel and Mr. Zabinski, respectively art and music teachers, who will add an extra dimension to the program.

The enrollment in the program will be limited to a group of less than thirty.  Students will be able to sign up through their English classes.

Special courses offer stimulus, skills

A.P. and O.O

Those students who are looking for a challenging and highly rewarding experience at Roosevelt next year should consider the Advanced Placement U.S. History.  Although U.S. History is a requirement usually fulfilled during a student’s junior year, the course is given an added dimension when it is taken on the A.P. level.

A desire for getting below the surface and finding the root of a problem and a willingness to work to accomplish this is needed for success in the course.  Critical thinking, problem solving ability, and research techniques are developed in the course and concepts and interpretations rather than facts are emphasized.

The student in an A.P. class benefits from a weighted grading system.  Since a student must exert more effort in an A.P. class, each grade is considered two points above regular class grades when figuring grade point averages.

The A.P. program also provides students with the opportunity to receive college credit for their work.  This is determined by satisfactory achievement in the classroom and on the A.P. examination.  This test is offered nationally each May by the College Entrance Board and all A.P. students at Roosevelt are encouraged to take it.

Office Occupations

The Office Occupations program at Roosevelt is now in its fourth year.  The program is designed to offer senior girls who want a career in office work or who plan to study teacher education, office administration, or executive secretarial training a chance to learn and apply office skills in a practical situation.

The students are placed in jobs that fit their needs and skills.  The jobs offered include clerical work, typists, junior stenographers, receptionists, and other beginning office jobs.  The jobs may be located in the neighborhood or downtown and may even offer summer employment.

The course consists of a double period of secretarial practice daily and 15-20 hours of work after school each week.  The students get 2.5 credits for the course, 1.5 credits for the secretarial practice and 1 credit for working.

Any junior who is now taking steno and typing, and is interested in the program should see Miss Gail Golub, the program coordinator in room 323.

Rough Riters – Jan 1970

by Diana Lenik

There are two groups of people who watch television, those who watch anything and those who are more select.  For the second group, I present the Rough Riters TV guide.

“Our People” on Sundays, channel 11 at 8:00, provides you with knowledge of prominent blacks, watch it once, no matter what race you are.  Big Brother isn’t watching.

“Mission Impossible” on Sundays channel 2 at 9:00 is an action-packed drama, although a little farfetched.  Anything’s possible with the IMF, those imposters who consistently trick everyone with their identities.  Besides Leonard Nimoy didn’t sink the starship Enterprise.  He’s alive and well and living on ” Mission Impossible.”

One funny show is “Love, American Style,” on Mondays, channel 7 at 9:00.  It features short sequences showing many humorous sides of love.

Another is “Room 222” on Wednesdays, channel 7 at 7:30.  It is one of the new shows that has survived the ratings battle.  Life in Whitman High is very much like life in Roosevelt High, and there’s nothing more satisfying than laughing at yourself.

Sports shows take up a large percentage of viewing time, but most sports shows are one-shot deals (no offence, Bulls fans, your team definitely makes more than one shot).

And speaking of sports, there are only 86 days until the Cubs’ first home game in Wrigley Field.  Bleacher Bums, get your pencils and beer cans ready.

If none of this appeals to you, there are three things to do.  One, wait for the new shows. Two, turn the set off. Three, just watch commercials.   Watching basketball players singer about Diet-Rite Cola is funnier than Laugh-In anyway.

RHS athletes get scholarships

Through the means of an athletic scholarship, one may easily attain a college education at a very small cost.

Athletic scholarships have already been offered to five members of this year’s successful football team.  Most students at Roosevelt do not realize that almost every year athletic scholarships are offered to members of the basketball and football teams.

Captain of the football team, George Lazewski, as well as Greg Young and Jerome Waterman have been offered scholarships to Yankton College in Yankton, South Dakota.  John Gruber has been offered a scholarship to Wright Junior College here in Chicago.  Pat Mattera has been offered an athletic scholarship to Valparaiso in Indiana.

“Mr. Chips” well worth seeing

by Nina Bennett

“Goodbye, Mr. Chips” is, above all, a film of very great visual beauty.  The scenery – of whatever kind – is continually shown to be quiet and lovely.  And this strikes the keynote of the entire production.

This movie announced itself as a musical, and so it is – but definitely not in the usual sense.  There is only one episode that could possibly be called a typical production number.  The rest of the music is simply not noticeable, and serves merely as a series of highly pleasant sounds occurring every now and then.

In fact, everything is background except for two elements: the characters of Mr. Chiping and his music hall bride, Katharine.  The former is played stunningly by Peter O’Toole – his each and every word, it seems, is utterly right, and he builds up a living person with unearthly skill.  His farewell scene is quite literally unforgettable.

Petula Clark, surprisingly enough, displays considerable dramatic talent, and succeeds in making Katherine a very plausible person.

What one is left with is this: the uncannily real impression that one has actually met and grown to love two living human beings, existing in a consistent world all their own that still parallels with ours in some uncomfortable ways.

This sensation is a warm and lasting one – satisfying, and somehow is rather comforting.  In itself, it is an important achievement; and it makes “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” well worth seeing.

Letters to the Editor … Jan 1970

Dear (?) Editor:

After reading your last issue of the Review I couldn’t decide whether I should use it to wrap the garbage or read it again just for laughs.  I decided to write to you instead and find out exactly what your are trying to prove.  After devoting two pages of the paper to repetitious discussion of the student activity fee which we are all well aware of, you complain about the expensive cost of paper!  One of those articles would have been sufficient.

A good idea was mentioned in Hal Arnstein’s “CON” Sound-off.  The Review should charge a small fee to those who wish to buy it.  I’ve heard of other schools who have been doing this for years.

Now I realize (after reading your articles) that the activity fee is a waste of time and money.  I never asked for a plastic covered, color picture ID card to carry around.  I haven’t used it once (and it’s just as well ’cause it’s a terrible likeness).

As for charity, it should be up to the individual on how much he wishes to give.  And the shows – well – it’s not necessary for me to say anything – you see the reactions of the audience.  Maybe that’s why the shows aren’t as good as they could be.  With a group like that “cheering” them on why should the performers try?

That leaves 25¢ for “Misc. Expenses.” That’s more like it.  I think everyone can afford a quarter.

One thing makes me laugh (Ha-Ha).  For a “purely voluntary” fee I must say I’ve been goaded and pestered enough to make me wonder what tactics would be used if it were compulsory.

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Dear Bewitched:

We were not trying to “prove” anything by our stories on activity fees.  The purpose of our in-depth study was to (1) inform Roosevelt students as to where their money goes, (2) discover why the drive failed, (3) determine by those findings the fee’s importance and relevance to the school.

If similar dissatisfactions are found in next semester’s drive, a definite re-examination of the activity fee will have to be taken.

The answer to these questions could not be adequately discussed in a single article.  You say “we are all aware” of everything concerning the fee, and “one article would have been sufficient.”  Yet you then state “Now I realize (after reading your articles) that the activity fee is a waste of time and money.”  Obviously the study must have told you something that you didn’t know before.

Russ Hirai, Editor


Dear Editor:

The Student Council at this school is awful.  Being a representative, I find it very boring going to meetings.  Sitting at one of these meetings you find yourself listening to everyone talk at once.  The sergeant-at-arms sits up in front with his girlfriend and that’s all he does.  Chaos is not the word for these meetings.

When the attendance is taken, you’re lucky if you even see the sheet of paper.  People look up and down the attendance sheet writing obscene words next to people’s names.

The Student Council at Roosevelt is nothing to be proud of.  Something should be done to change the ways in which the Council meetings are held.

– A Student


Dear Editor:

My letter to you is not criticizing any one person, but all those whose crying complaint is “The Student Council never does anything!”

They probably don’t know when the meetings take place.  Because for them to complain so much I’d think they’d want to help our Student Council do something.  But they never show up at any meetings.

Every time it is announced in the bulletin that there is to be a meeting it also states that visitors are welcome.  The results of this are that only the representatives come.  If the complainers would use their mouths for giving ideas instead of complaining, maybe they could really help.

The Student Council is the voice of the entire student body.  That why they need more participants.  To voice an opinion they need to help.

– Barbara Heiman


Dear Editor:

I am writing to you about the dress code.  I think we should be able to wear what we want and when we want.

I don’t think we should be able to walk around the school barefoot, but I think we should be able to wear shorts, and even shorts for the boys (if they want to).

I think the boys and girls should be able to wear leather jackets and coats in class.  Does it bother the teachers any?  No, of course it doesn’t.  If the teachers just ignore it, then they would be fine.

It doesn’t bother anyone to wear shorts or jackets or to have long hair.  I think we should have freedom of the dress code and wear whatever we wish.

I do not wish to antagonize the teachers – I am just expressing my opinion.

A student 


Dear Editor: 

I think Roosevelt High School has many great advantages.  We’re allowed to wear slacks and culottes which many schools are not allowed to do.  We have a Student Grievance Board where students are allowed to take many of their problems.  If the students want they can go and see Dr. Zimmerman on Fridays.

Roosevelt also has many outside activities such as football, basketball, swim team for the boys, cheerleading, Pep Squad and language clubs.  Also this year we had a winning football team that went to play in the semi-finals.

On the whole, our school is pretty good.

A student


Dear Editor:

I am writing this letter to represent the feelings of the average and below-average student who reads the Rough Rider Review.

I feel that the majority of the students who read the Review feel that it absolutely stinks, with the exception of the sports section, which is well represented by a guy who has broad ideas on what the students would like to read.

In other words, who wants to read about grievance boards and especially those sick classified ads.  All you hear about is the students who continually send little ads to the same people and the same boring column.  That’s right – I’ve been here for four years and I still cannot give a good comment on the paper.

In all fairness, I feel that to put an end to this boredom, we should have other columns, that might have a greater interest for the average person.  Such as, how about movie critics who could give us their thoughts on the movies that we would like to see.  The ordinary critics in the newspapers today represent their points of views on a professional basis.  We don’t need that.  To correct this, we should have our own critics give their thoughts on the movies, on a teenage basis, so all of us could understand.

Well, I believe I am done giving my opinion of the Review and what I feel that we could do to have a more lively paper, instead of reading a paper as if it was reading an obituary of the school curriculum.

If this does draw any attention, I would personally offer my assistance as a movie critic for the Review.

For my lat words, I say, now, Review, get to work!

– A Student

Dear Student:

The reason that you continually hear about the same students in the Classified Ads is that the same students pay for ads.

I am sorry that you have been dissatisfied with the paper.  Any suggestions that you have for its improvement would be grealy appreciated.  We would welcome your assistance as a movie critic; however, we don’t know your name.  If you are serious about your offer, please contact Miss Strassman or myself.



RHS to start evening social center

“Lighted schoolhouse”

by Russ Hirai

After months of petitions and requests, Roosevelt has finally been given the green light for an evening social center.

Final details are presently being worked out for an evening program which will include such activities as swimming, dances, ping pong, billiards and co-ed gym.

As it is presently being organized, the program will be on Friday evenings from 6:30 to 10:30 P.M. and will be held about ten times a semester.

Supervision will be maintained by members of the Physical Education staff and a group of students who will plan and set up the evening’s activities.  Refreshments will be sold with the cooperation of the lunchroom department.

The key to the program’s success is participation  and interest of the students.  At least 500 advance registration tickets must be sold to insure the program’s continuance.

Judging by the initial interest in the gym classes, this number should have no trouble being met; the problem is continuance of support.  Von Steuben had a similar program but was forced to abandon it due to lack of support.

Support for initiating a social center at Roosevelt has persisted for some years, but has never been started because of lack of funds.

Now apparently an increase in revenue coupled with the closing of the Max Straus Center has given Roosevelt the opportunity for a “lighted schoolhouse.”

According to Dr. Zimmerman, plans for the social center are now progressing rapidly and the program could easily begin operation as early as mid-February.

Memorial assembly honoring the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

KingIn a memorial assembly, Roosevelt honored the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The assembly commemorated what would have been Dr. King’s 41st birthday.

Joe Hubicki and Barbara McGee told about the Negro leader’s life, accomplishments and goals, after which Noreen Davis sang Dr. King’s favorite song, “Precious Lord.”

The program ended with a gospel version of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” sung by Glorious Goldsmith with an ensemble of LaNey Jones, Phyllis Taylor, Janice Turnstall and Noreen Davis.


Movie ratings unfair, ridiculous

by Kathy Licht

Supposedly, teenagers of today mature quickly, are knowledgeable, and have great access to education.  Yet we are patronized and turned away from some of the best movies.

“Medium Cool” and “Midnight Cowboy” rated excellent by movie critics and “X” by the Motion Picture Code Administration, are two prime examples.

The movie rating system was recently revised; movies are now placed in four categories. “G” movies like “Oliver” are for general audiences which may include your entire family.

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” received an “M” rating (mature audience) although no restrictions are enforced.

The last two categories are the patronizing elements of the system.  “R” movies are restricted: you must be over 16 or accompanied by an adult guardian.  If you’re under 16, not even your grandmother can get you into an “X” rated movie.

What made 16 the critical age?  I am sure we can all name some 14-year-olds who are very mature, and just as many 20-year-olds who are hopelessly immature.

Besides, maturity isn’t taken into consideration when the friendly ticket lady insists that you pay an adult admission after your 12th birthday.

Possibly they are trying to shelter us from the harshness of the world, but there isn’t anything they can show on the screen that can’t be found in the daily newspaper, or looked up in the library.

I’m sure that many of us, even before reaching adolescence were aware of sex and violence.  There is nothing abnormal about sex or the human body.  Concealing sex only gives it an aura of mystery and sometimes forms wrong impressions in young teen minds.

The system itself is bad, but the way it is enforced makes the matter even worse.  Some theaters don’t care, some give an argument but let you in, and some are very strict.  If there is a system, it should be enforced uniformly, without exception, or the system should be abolished.

Many difficult and embarrassing situations arise from the rating system.  If you’re a 15-year old girl, your 17-year-old boyfriend cannot take you to see an “R” rated movie.  Identification poses another problem.  Most school ID cards don’t give age information and many 16-year-olds don’t drive.  Besides, how many girls do you know who carry draft cards.

If your parents enjoyed “Medium Cool” and feel you are mature enough to benefit from seeing this movie, there is no way they can take you to see it because of its “X” rating.

Of course 7-year-olds shouldn’t see a movie containing homosexual relationships, but at any rate, this decision should be left to the parents.

Movies are no more suggestive than books, and do not cultivate wild ideas in innocent minds of America’s youths.  We deserve a right to choose for ourselves.

A rating merely describing the type of movie, without placing restrictions, would be perfect.  The public would be made well aware of the elements of the film, and each individual could evaluate for himself whether or not the picture would suit him.

The job of choosing viewing material should be the responsibility of every individual, not a group of technicians.

The early bird nabs the worm

“Students will not be allowed into the building tomorrow until 8:55,” is a familiar welcomed though to all Roosevelt students.

We all know Roosevelt’s administration graces its students once a month by having one of their friendly faculty meetings. However, it’s amazing the number of students who fail to take advantage of this opportunity to sleep an extra hour.

If you’re like most absent-minded students, and haven’t already forgotten, you too will probably forget about the meeting and foolishly arrive at 8 o’clock.

It’s an extremely frustrating and embarrassing situation. Each student who experiences it finds his own method of handling it.

First of all, there’s the kid who absentmindedly leaves his house at 7:30 and plods sleepily to school. The thought, “Teachers’ Meeting” suddenly hits. He stops short, gasps, groans, and about-faces in an effort to return to his warm bed.

The next person isn’t as lucky. On the way to school she wonders why the bus is so empty and why there are only a few heads in front of Roosevelt. Pretending to ignore her surroundings she reaches for the door only to find it locked. Now she remembers what day it is but she is too late. She has no choice but to stand in the cold, cursing all those who should have reminded her of the 9:00 division.

The next absent-minded group comes sprinting off their bus, in an attempt to be on time for once, when some yells, “You’re not late.” Suddenly it occurs to them, “Teachers’ Meeting.” They spend the next 45 minutes catching their breaths.

The greatest of the early birds are the ones who try to act “coolish” instead of “foolish.” As they approach the school and realize it’s a late day, they casually turn their heads and stroll on by, pretending they had every intention of walking up and down Lawrence Avenue for 45 minutes.

So if you’d like to spend an interesting morning sometime, try coming early on the day of a teachers’ meeting. On second thought, don’t bother trying, because it’s bound to happen accidentally.

But try and remember the February 4th meeting and all other future meetings.

Riders win league opener

RHS-86, Foreman-66

Roosevelt‘s basketball team started their league season off right by stinging the Foreman High School Hornets 86-66. The RHS basketball team were in command throughout the whole game.

The starting line-up consisted of Larry Peoples at center, Paul Jefferson and Donald Ray as forwards, and James Williams and Irwin Jefferson at the guards positions.

The first field goal of the game was scored by Irwin Jefferson on a fifteen foot jump shot. The Riders kept Foreman scoreless for the first few minutes of the game and allowed them only 13 points in the first quarter while we scored 27 points. The score at half was a comfortable lead of 44 to 31 in Roosevelt‘s favor.

After the half-time entertainment, the third quarter was a little tense as Foreman cut the margin to 5 points. But then Roosevelt started moving again and led 64-52 at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth period, Roosevelt eased into a comfortable lead as all of the players on the team got to see action on the floor. The final score was 86-66.

The top scorers for Roosevelt were Paul Jefferson with 26 points, Don Ray with 25, and James Williams with 21.

Foreman133152 — 66
Roosevelt274464 –86
P. Jefferson12226
I. Jefferson248

Basketball schedule

  • Von Steuben, January 28, Wednesday (X)
  • Foreman, February 6, Friday
  • Senn, February 11, Wednesday (X)
  • Sullivan, February 18, Wednesday
  • Schurz, February 20, Friday (X)
  • Von Steuben, February 25, Wednesday