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t | DECEMBER,, 7, 1970 THE BORAH SENATOR, BOISE, IDAHO Select!ve Service director explains need for draft by Helen Christensen "One man in ten that is sent into ground combat in Vietnam is a volunteer," said Dr. Curtis Tarr, newly appointed director for the selective service, when he visited Boise last week on a tour of draft headquarters across the nation. "In effect this means that nine out of ten combat troopers must be draftees," he added. "Combat jobs in the air are the ones traditionally filled by the volunteers, so the draft is necessary to provide troops for ground combat," he said. He defended the new system as the fairest draft method. "The lottery system is fair and accurate and exposes the young people in the pool first and gives them assurance from recall within one year. We have had little criticism over the lottery and I think that the young people have accepted it as the best system," he said. "The Armed Forces need to make some necessary reforms, such as higher pay and more benefits in order to attract young men to volunteer," he said. "This is the only way we can do away with a draft system and depend entirely on the volunteers." The youth of today need to feel that the Armed Forces are ready and willing to adapt to the Machines will perform tasks Virtually all the tasks by which mericans now earn a living will soon be better performed by machines and computers, according to The BEAcon, official organ of the Boise Educational Association. ENVISIONING FACILITIES for the proposed new high school are ASB officers Vicki Wheeler, Dave Wakeman and Mike Aldrich. Seated is Principal William Jameson. (photo by Steve Blanchard) changing conditions, he said. Dr. Tarr stated that next year's manpower demands will depend on the number of deferments, defense needs and the amount of money the armed forces has to spend. "A major decision concerning the educational deferments may be reached in the next year or so. President Nixon wants control of the deferment grants, and if he gains this control, he has stated that he will phase out deferments," he commented. PAGE I;, SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH? Senior Dennis Shewey (seated left) reviews his German with instructor Mrs. Edith Borders (seated right) and fellow German students (left to right) Erik Minor, Terri Saxon, Jan Du Charme and Bernard Yurke. (photo by Randy Harkelroade) Senior Dennis Shewey recalls living inGermany, touring Europe by Sharon Dever "I'd like to go back to Germany and spend a couple of years visiting places I've seen and places 1 haven't seen," stated Dennis Shewey, Borah High senior. Dennis lived on the Hahn Air Force Base, 50 miles from Koblence, for three years. His father had been stationed at the base. Dennis reflected that the climate and terrain in Germany is much like that of Idaho• Germany does not have as many mountains though. The older towns have cobblestone streets and most of the towns consist, of old buildings. Dennis and his family were able to visit many other countires while they lived in Germany• Countries they visited were Austria, Italy, France, Holland, Spain and Switzerland• They also visited East and West Berlin. In Holland the group saw the famous tulip gardens and Maduradam, a miniature cityj and in France the Eiffel Tower. They attended a bullfight in Jameson, student council, present plans for high school by Erik Jolly facilities and a lounge-type cafeteria. One of the major proposals in the administration facilities plan, presented by Principal William Jameson, was a central station with the equipment necessary to televise in the classrooms, to allow students to operate a radio station and to pipe music into any classroom at any time. This whole facility would be comparable to a "student union," according to Dave. The committee also suggested that the school be built in "pods" around a central plaza to facilitate better student traffic. The rooms would have large movable walls which would expand to make larger rooms. Mike, the committee proposed two meeting rooms for student use. The first meeting room would be smaller and more formal while the second would be large enough to be divided into smaller units. The second room would also double as a place for lectures, films, plays and other similar activities. The student committee also suggested a club office with office machines available, and a concession booth and store which could be used for on-the-job training for students. Other recommendations in- cluded refrigerated water foun- tains, air conditioning, back- ground music in the cafeteria and study areas, better lavatory Three Borah students were part of a committee that presented plans for Boise's proposed fourth high school to the Boise school board Nov. 23. Dave Wakeman, associated student body president; Mike Aldrich, ASB vice-president; and Vicki Wheeler, ASB recording secretary, served with three students from each of the other Boise public high schools. Included in the committee's recommendation for the new school which may be finished by the fall of 1974 were a student lounge and council area adjacent to the school cafeteria. Vicki also "envisioned" a Pep Club work room with sinks, towel and soap dispensers, adequate storage facilities and a counter on which to paint signs. The proposed student council M & D Barbers where your head comes first 3701 Overland room would include conference tables, i'ile cabinets, and various office machines, according to Dave. "Clubs are the backbone of the school," Mike told the board. "If the members had a meeting room with a less formal atmosphere, it would have a good psychological effect. I think we would see better participation and cooperation." • For this reason, according to Spain which Dennis described from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dennis simply as "different." said. In the afternoon students "The people are very do their homework. The summer friendly. They are mostly vacations from school are not as farmers who live in small long in Germany as in the communities and who own United States. acreages," remarked Dennis. Dennis has one sister who For recreation where the graduated from Borah last year. Shewey's lived, people played He also has a brother who is a soccer and went sledding. The junior and a four year old sleds could not be steered, brother. His four year old German school hours are brother was born in Germany. TUXEDO RENTALS ALL COLORS PHONE 343-7141 FOR ILL INFOR M.4 TION MEN'S00 WARDROBE 10111 and Main • Boise • Dial 343-7141 AND S UNDA YS