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SMILING FACES DISPLAY the happiness of Judy Strong, Becky Arensburg and Lynne Steinbrenner after they were elected Sentinel frosh cheerladrs. (Staff photo). Troubadour New Literary Magazine Sentinel Frosh Cheerleaders Freshmen cheerleaders for Sen tinel are : Judy Strong, Becky Arensburg, Lynne Steinbrenner, and alternate Karen Hauge. The election was December 17. These four girls were chosen by the Pep Club executive board, the Junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders. Eleven girls tried out for cheerleading. Mrs. H. Gough, a Sentinel teacher, is their sponsor. New Reading Program Besides its other and more conventional programs, the Eng lish Department is presenting a new control program to juniors this year in their individual Eng lish classes. The purposes of this type of reading program include increas ing knowledge, enjoyment and understanding in American lit erature, and helping students to correlate similarities and differ ences found in the goals and ideas of outside countries com pared to those of America in the same period of time. Every Junior student is as signed to read the following lxioks, all written by American authors, except the British novel, “ Lord of the Flies ” , “ The S<*arlet Tetter ” , “ The Crucible (the only play) ’ , “ Ethan Frome” , “ The Red Badge of Courage ” and “ The Great Gatsby. ’ Each individual student, on his own time, is re quired. in addition, to read a total of 12 books written by botli American and world wide authors. The English Departmen t has worked out an exchange program where only two hooks are pur chased by each student. Some students buy all six hooks for their own personal use, using them to prepare for quizzes, tests and character sketches. Students unable to purchase the two required hooks can ob tain them from outside resources, including the library and their English classes. (V&akhp Band Prepares For Concerts The Hellgate band is busy pre paring for the upcoming concert season. “ The band ’ s first en gagement will be Feb. 21 with the grade school, Sentinel, and University hands, ” stated Mr. Charles Johnson, Hellgate band director. When asked about a dance band, Mr. Johnson said that Hellgate and Sentinel have one joint dance hand. The schools' don't have separate bands be cause there are not enough dance hand instruments and players to form a new hand. Band students are now training for a dance hand hut they do not expect to have a separate band this year. The dance hand will play for school dances upon request. Students Choose More Cheerleaders THE NEWLY CHOSEN EDITORS of the Troubadour are (left to right) Jan Christo- person, Dale Hanes, Margaret Zieg and Ed Schmoll. (Staff photo). Freshman Merry Burke and Bonnie McDonald and sopho mores Cathy Stockner and Bar bara Yonce were elected com bination freshman-junior varsity cheerleaders after trying out be fore the student body at an as sembly last Friday. Diane Kel ley, freshman, is the alternate. The other girls who tried out were freshman Bonnie Murdock and Gay Stetler, the sophomores were Kathy Knuchel, Sheri© Wi- off, and Linda Zavarelli. With waving hands, kicking legs and stomachs a-flutter, these ten girls bravely got out in front of the Student Body and did the “Soundoff ” cheer. Wrestlers Demonstrafe Mr. Andy Ambuehl, the varsity wrestling coach was introduced and then introduced the twelve man varsity wrestling team. With Ron Cocchiarella and Mike Thompson demonstrating, Mr. Ambuehl explained some of the fundamentals of wrestling. As Mr. Ambuehl explained, “ I hope by explaining the basics more people will understand what wrestling is all about Then by understanding I hope more people will come to the matches. This year Hellgate is starting its first literary magazine. Trou badour, the name selected, means a wandering story teller who re lated. often in lyric poetry, tales of chivalry in which truth was defended and gallantry was praised. The editors of this magazine are Jan Christopherson, junior; Margaret Zieg, sophomore ; Ed Schmoll, sophomore co-editor ; and Dale Haines, freshman. The editors held their first meeting Monday after school and chose a name of the magazine that would tie in with the medival period but which still have a literary meaning. Troubadour is a collection of stories, poems, personal essays, incidents or other types of fine writing. Contributions should be given to your English teacher or given directly to Mrs. Elsie Hallford, literary adviser. The deadline for literary contributions is March 1. HELLGATE HIGH SCHOOL Hellgate High School Missoula, Montana Vol. 1. Issne 2. January 15, 1965 Hellgate Team Sixth in Speech Four Hellgate speech students placed in the Helena Public Speech Meet last Saturday. Margo Parker took first in dramatic declamation. Gretchen Wetzel placed first in humorous declamation and Boh Maxson and Dave Malouf placed second in debate. Hellgate and Sentinel traveled together to Helena with nineteen students represepting each school. Drama Tryouts Tryouts for Hellgate High School ’ s first drama production, “ The Man Who Came to Dinner, ’ ’ were conducted under the direc tion of Mr. Royal Bamell, drama instructor. Soph Dance Is Tonight A door prize of $10 will be the highlight of the Hellgate Sopho more Class Dance tonight in the Sentinel gym. The dance will begin as soon as the Knight basketball game is over and will end at 11 :30 p.m. The music will be provided by KONA. Lee Meltzer, president of the Hellgate sophomore class said, “ The money from the dance will be put in the class treasury for future use, especially for our Junior Prom next year. ” All Hellgate students, not only those taking drama, were given an opportunity to try out for in dividual parts. The humorous production of “ The Man Who Came to Dinner, ” will be presented to the public* sometime in the latter part of February. Sentinel drama students will serve as critics for the produc tion. Jr. Achievers Travel to Wash. Ten people from each of the Junior Achievement companies will be taking the four p.m. flight to Spokane next Thursday. The purpose of this trip is to observe the Spokane Junior Achievement Center in action. Due to the changes in time, they will arrive in Spokane at four p.m., leave at nine p.m. the same night and arrive back in Missoula at 11 p.m. Spartan-Knight Clash Colorful By HELEN MULRONEY As expectant basketball fans poured into the University Field House the night of Jan. 5. antici pation stirred the air. Rumors had circulated that the Hellgate Knights were up against staggering odds in tac kling the outstanding Sentinel Spartans. Rut determination and strong hacking by both schools created much interest for the final play off. The usually more subdued adult spectators were, that night, replaced in large part by viva cious high school fans glowing with school spirit. This pride in the two schools was displayed by the bright purple and gold, and scarlet and gold uniforms and shakers which added blotches of deep color to the bursting sta dium. As the competing teams were warming up. Sentinel and Hell gate cheerleaders guided the in spired onlookers in exuberant cheers to boost the team ’ s morale. Unlike the usual, ever-continu The layout editor, typist, and art editor for the Troubadour are still being selected and stu dents chosen will be announced in the next issue of the Lance. The faculty advisors of tha Troubadour are Mrs. E. Hallford, literary advisor; Mr. G. (iogas, art advisor; and Mr. J. Forssen financial advisor. ing chants that become a dull roar, the sheer intensity and over flow ing enthusiasm kept the cheers alive — shrill, with un checked excitement Hellgate ’ s lead in the begin ning minutes of the game brought near hysterical bliss for Knight fans with instantane ous shrieks of joy that pierced the already tingling atmosphere. There was an earnest rivalry while players were on the floor but during half time students from the local schools intermin gled and a friendly, sociable at titude replaced the competitive segragation of moments before. The Hellgate band ’ s stimulat ing, forceful tones conflicted with a few instruments from the South Avenue band of Sentinel, thus adding even more clamor and character to the scene. Hell gate twirlers provided an added attraction during the half-time Intermission with silver batons spinning and glittering. Though the Knights had fallen far behind by the third quarter, (Continued on Page 4) If all the cars in America were placed end to end on one long hill, some fool would try to pass them. — a — Think twice before you speak — especially if you intend to say what you think. a — Youth ends and manhood be gins when you stop studying your face in the mirror to find an excuse to shave and when you start studying your face in the mirror to see if you can possibly put it. off until tomorrow. - a — Psay did you ever see anything pso funny ns the English lan guage? Psuch words as psychol ogy, for example. Psuch pspel- ling is just too psilly for any thing. a Did you hear about the new space program? They put a bunch of cows in a space ship. It was the first herd shot around the world. — a — Coke and Pepsi got married hut they couldn ’ t have any little Squirts. So they went to see Dr. Pepper — and come to find out they ’ re both pope. You Want Welding? Hellgate Has It HELLGATE JUNIOR VARSITY cheerleaders elect are (left to right), Barbara Yonce, Cathy Stockner, Merry Burke and Bonnie McDonald. (Staff photo). By LINDA BAILEY Reading, ’ riting and ’ rithmetlc are what grandma was offered when she went to school a few years ago. Today, students of Hellgate can choose from 40 dif ferent subjects ranging from welding to college preparatory math. An average student goes to high school four years and takes five subjects a year. There are 10 required courses, leaving 10 decisions of “ what to take ” up to you. Some students aren ’ t aware of the variety of courses which can he taken at this school. An un informed sophomore may find himself in a biology class detest ing frogs and worms when he could have taken general science or earth science his freshman year and avoided the effects of formaldehyde. There are 10 different business courses offered to juniors and seniors. One of these is dis tributive education, which en ables students to get Jobs and practice what they ’ ve learned, outside of the class room. Segragation of the sexes is a statute law of the annex classes. Females are excluded from woodcraft, welding and metal- craft classes, although once in a while a pony tail shows up in the drafting class. Fair is fair — crew cuts aren ’ t allowed in home economics these days either. Speech and drama are two courses filhxi with fun and learn- ing. Bus trips to different towns around the state provide great entertainment for speech stu dents. If you like the stage, drama class is where you should be your junior and senior years. There are still more areas which haven ’ t been covered here which your advisor will tell you about if you only ask. Find out about them and take courses that you will enjoy as well as learn from.