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December 7, 1970     The Borah Senator
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Capital Jaycees sponsor contest Six senior girls are currently : for the Capital Jaycees preparing fourth annual Boise Junior Miss Pageant scheduled for Dec. 12 in the Boise ttigh School auditori- tim. The girls, Debi Richman. Janice Beam, Cindy Bethel, Peg McLean, Anita Johnson and Sue Barker, are now receiving instruction in appearance, charm, hair styline and makeup, according to Debi. The Junior Miss Pageant is more than a beauty contest, according to Janice. The girls have the opportunity to win scholarships and go to Moscow for the state pageant. poise, personality, coordination and talent," Debi said. All of the girls are active in Borah activities. Debi is a member of Lionettes, A Cappella Choir, Political Science Club, National Honor Society and Teenage Republicans. Peggy is in the Pep Club, PEMs and the gymnastic club and Cindy is a member of Dandi-Lions and the Lionettes. Anita is involved in A Cappella Choir, Lionettes and the Ecapa riders; Sue in A Cappella Choir, Lionettes and Drama Club. For their talent presentation, Janice and Peggy will play the piano, Cindy will do a pantomine and Debi, Anita and "We are being judged on Sue will sing. n Ioung "We're into phase one of our partially remodeled by Christ- plans to remodel the cafeteria mas," he added. into a student lounge." This Student club cooperation will announcement came last week play an important part in from Principal William Jameson. acquiring the needed lounge lie stated that $3,700 has furniture and sound system, he been spent on new furniture for said. the student lounge. "We have ordered 32 i'ound Mr. Jameson also announced and square tables and 132 gold that as part of this gradual and green padded chairs along replacement program he plans to with some carpet for the carpet the entire student lounge lounge," said Mr. Jameson. "I area and install two color TVs. hope to have the cafeteria r m The money already spent ' 0') TOU f a ent came partially from the school system as part of a gradual to be held replacement program approved by Dr. Stephenson Youngerman d and partially from money at Highlan collected from the pop machines at Borah, he said. Borah's debaters are sche- duled to attend a debate tournament atllighlandonDec. Lion Times 11-12. A tournament is also scheduled at Kuna on Dec. 19, Dec. 4 Basketball game - according to debate coach Mountain Home (H) Richard Bender. Pep Assembly Borah gained four wins and Dec. 5 Regional l-Act Plays one loss at a tournament at the PSAT(8-12a.m.) University of Id',rho, Nov. 13-14. Dec. 11 Basketball game - One team, made up of Rob Skyline(T) Chastain and Jim Irwin took the .junior division championship. Dec. 12 Basketball game - in all, five teams from Borah Highland (T) took part. Other winning teams Dec. 14 National School Assem- were Jim Wal]ey and Marty bly Most, Vanessa Martin and Marcia Dec. 15 International Club Din- Johnson, and Jane Hopper and her Jet Morache. i JUNIOR MISS CONTESTANTS (left to right) Debra Richman, Cindi Bethel, Anita Johnson, Sue Barker and Peg McLean are five of the six senior iris who will represent Borah in the Dec. 12 THE ;!ii i pageant. Their talent= will be singing, piano playing and acting. Not pictured is Janice Beam. (photo by Dan Murphy) I VOL. X- NO. 6 II frmal duled The annual Pep Club Christmas formal is slated for Dec. 19 at 8:30 p.m. in the Borah cafeteria, according to Pat Merrill. The theme of the dance will be announced during the, evening and all students will be admitted with their activity tickets or with a $1" bid which Canbe purchased in the halls the two weeks before the dance, stated Pat. She also explained that pictures will be taken during the dance and they must be paid for when taken. The price is $3.25 fol 1. "  7's and four wallet rh o,;. Dramatist rate The drama department brought home a superior (top) rating from the One Act Play Festival in Weiser Nov. 21. The rating qualitied Borah for the District Tournament at Boise State on Dec. 5. ltowever, since I'SAT tests were scheduled the same day, the drama department did not attend the BSC tournament. The college invited the students to perform the same winning courtroom scene from the Crucible that evening for the festival. BORAH HIGH SCHOOL BOISE, IDAHO DECEMBER 71 1970 MOST SPIRITED PEPSTER awards for the football season went to junior Lila Knopf (left) and sophomore Dawn Johnson. Not pictured is senior Cathy Thompson. (photo by Dan Murphy) prison photographer and this is the occupation he plans to keep upon leaving prison. "The only training that I've ever had is that that I've received at the prison," he stated. The main reform he would like to see at the prison is more emphasis on training programs for the inmates. "Training seems to be a secondary goal. Thepresent system is based on punishment first and training second," he said. "The reason so many prisoners go back to committing crimes is because they are punished and not trained." Mr. Larsen called the present parole system a farce. "If a guy doesn't want to live by the rules, parole won't help. "Many inmates acquire a kind of security behind their prison walls. They get used to having everything in a set order and planned in advance for them. They get used to knowing today what they'll be doing tomorrow and they depend on the prison authorities to tell them what they should do." This, according to Mr. Larsen is one of the real pitfalls of the present prison system. tie also explained that prisoners are allowed to have six people on their mailing list and are able to receive uncensored newspapers and magazines if they come directly from the publisher. "We do have several sports activities throughout the year," he said. "We play softball, football and basketball, but there is always a lack of money for equipment) ) Another criticism of the prison he made concerned food. "It's really rotten. It's not poor food. It's just prepared by men who know nothing about cooking." Mr. Larsen also stated that hex is against capital punishment. "It leaves no room for human error," he said. "Prison seems like it's not a part of the rest of the world. We are isolated from everything else. I don't think that the important people - the peoplp that matter - care what happens to the prison inmates. The legislature and politicians don't care. As long as they, keep us off the streets, they're satisfied." Mr. Larsen is a student in the sociology class taught at the prison by Mr. Michael Kurdy, a Borah teacher. by Helen Christensen "The trend seems to be changing within the age groups in prison. The younger kids are coming and the older men are leaving." This statement came from Mr. John Larsen, a prisoner in the Idaho State Penitentiary. He said that over half of the prisoners now in the prison are under the age of 30. Mr. Larsen was speaking to the sociology students at Borah last week about prison conditions. He told the students that he is a convicted murderer and is in prison serving a 30 year term. "Continual boredom is one of the worst problems encountered by the inmates," he said. "Every day's schedule is exactly the same. There is no variation of activities or jobs." Mr. Larsen explained that since he is a prison trustee he has certain privileges, such as living in a room instead of a cell. "My day begins at 6:45 a.m. when the guards unlock the door and we are allowed to go to the yard or our jobs," he stated. He explained that he has been trained to be the Inmate speaks to sociology classes