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It was created on Friday, October 31, 1969.
This edition of the "The Chronicle," the Worthington High School (WHS) newsletter, covers a variety of topics, including academics, sports and student accomplishments.
The front page of the newsletter includes articles dealing with a variety of different academic and cultural topics:
"Library Expands Functions With Paperbacks" announces that the WHS library now has a collection of paperback books available for student to check out. In addition, the library plans to provide several phonographs with headphones. A wide selection of records, not including popular music, will be available for student use.
"5 Juniors To Tutor Inner City Children" describes the work that five WHS juniors will be doing for the Columbus Inner City Tutoring Program. The goal of the program is to help lessen the social and academic problems of underprivileged children in Columbus. The five juniors participating in this program are shown in an accompanying photograph.
"'69-'70 Cardinal Progresses Despite Late '68-'69 Annual" reports that work on the yearbook for the 1969-1970 school year is ongoing and the book will sell for $5.50. The 1968-1969 yearbook, now several weeks late, is still in the hands of the publisher.
"Steph Hill Reigns At Homecoming" announces that Stephanie Hill was named 1969-1970 homecoming queen and lists other members of the homecoming court. The junior class won the homecoming float contest with a float depicting the lunar module.
"Student Opposition Hinders Vote 19 Issue" reports on the work of the 'Vote 19' committee to promote a bill on the November 4, 1969, ballot to lower the voting age in Ohio from 21 to 19. An accompanying photograph shows a student sitting at a voting machine.
"Moratorium Supporters Urge War's End" describes the Vietnam War Moratorium held nationally on October 15, 1969. WHS students were permitted to attend the demonstrations on the OSU campus with permission of their parents.
"Bulletins Addition to Guidance Services" announces that the WHS Guidance Services will provide monthly bulletins to juniors and seniors detailing upcoming college conferences. It also lists the dates when the ACT, SAT, PSAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test will be given.
The second page includes letters to the editor and editorials for the newsletter.
The four letters to the editor are: "Moratorium Viewed," in which the writer provides a positive review of his attendance at the Vietnam War Moratorium held on the OSU campus; "Wion Letter Answered", in which a senior varsity football player responds to a letter in a previous edition of the paper by saying that seniors understand that their first concern must be for the team and that they do not mind playing less often so that younger players can gain experience; "Hippy-Haters Unite" is also a reply to a letter in a previous edition of the paper from a student who is a self-described hater of hippies; "WHS Manners Decried" comments on the school dress code and asks WHS boys to show more respect for the girls.
The two editorials are: "Moratorium Exercise In Democracy," which praises the Vietnam War Moratorium held at OSU and across the country as generally peaceful demonstrations of citizens' rights of assembly, freedom of the press, and freedom of speech; "Student Concerns Needs Support," which urges the Student Council to be active in support of the Student Concerns Committee, a committee to help students get their ideas to the Student Council.
Page three of the issue includes a "Senior Spotlight" feature focusing on head majorette Jackie Naehring, who is pictured for the article. "WHS Unmasks Odd Antics In Ill-Luck Halloween" provides stories from students about past Halloween experiences. "Mayall Uses New Blues; Beatles Cut LP For All" is a music review for John Mayall's live album titled "The Turning Point" and for the Beatles' latest release, "Abbey Road." "Untitled" is a poem written by junior Hollis Muttart.
The fourth and final page of the issue highlights sports accomplishments from the previous two weeks:
"JV's Terror In OCC Play" describes the conditioning exercises used by the JV football coaches that have helped the team maintain its undefeated record in the Ohio Capital Conference. In "Freshman Coach Comments," Coach Beahm comments on the 4-1 record of the team and speculates on the possibility of any players moving to the Varsity team next year. "Cards Smash Raiders 44-6" reports on the Worthington Varsity Football Team's homecoming game win over the Reynoldsburg Raiders. "Rams Rally, Take Cards 15-14" describes the WHS loss to the Whitehall Rams in the final 36 seconds of their game. A picture from the Ram's game is included with the article.
"Harriers Sweep Invitational; Chadwell First" reports on the Worthington Invitational cross-country results. WHS won the AA division led by Senior Captain Randy Chadwell, who set a school record. Pictures of Chadwell receiving his first-place award and of the Varsity Cross-Country team accompany the article.
Ads for local businesses appear on pages two through four of the newspaper, and an inset on the second page lists the 1969-1970 student staff members for The Chronicle.
It features the organization Worthington High School.
It covers the city Worthington.
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