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it. Page 8 Wednesday, January 28, 1 976 MIME liimini BY AND ABOUT PARK CITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS E NEWS ' 4 4 j. By Leigh Terry It was an overcast, lazy day in January. The kind of day that makes boredom an incurable in-curable sickness; nothing to get you going in the house and, with the weather, nothing you could enjoy outside. . Al, my younger brother who's in his early twenties, felt the need to do something, too. He suggested crosscountry cross-country skiing and, though I didn't really fell like exerting myself, my conscience made it clear that exercise would be the best thing to do, rather than stay home feeling guilty about doing nothing. We decided since we were getting a late start, we'd take, the gondola up to the top and go from' there. The gondola was slower than usual due to high velocity winds that kept us swinging and bouncing all the way up. x I had little faith in my brother's judgment when it came to avalanches since we had discussed them a few times. I finally came to the conclusion that it was no use trying to convince him f their danger.. ; I went to the ski patrol and described our route for the day, which they confirmed would be safe if we observed the hazard signs. So, the trip commenced and we were on our way up over Jupiter Peak. We followed some snowshoe tracks along ; the ridge for a while until we came to the steeper side. Our wax was slipping a bit and with all the wind we had to stop at a natural wind ' break and put on some better holding wax. Al and I could see the darkness- of ,a storm moving our way,jw&jtfhe .bjtingj our cheeks. We had to get over the ridge before it caught up to us. gPRINTmG jjTKMsj Your Own H Personal V'HX Touch... Design your own stationery to your . own specifications with help from our creative staff . . . full name and address or monogram. mono-gram. It's a great gift idea, too. Our rates are reasonable. Ask About Color Printing AND THE PRINT SHOP We took our skis off when we came to the rocky part of the ridge where the constant ' blowing had removed the snow. The rocks were like . steps to the top but it was still steep and slippery where there were accumulations of snow. The wind was strong enough that we had to use our poles for balance and breathing was difficult at that altitude. The "old north" was cutting cut-ting through our wind shirts making the out-side surface of our skin tight with cold. On the inside, we were toasty -thanks to the exertion of climbing the ridge. We made it over the top, found some trees to rest by and caught our breath. The wind seemed to cease, with only a slight gush now ' and then. The storm was now headed in another direction, by-passing our route home. The crust of snow was too hard to break through and : made a very fast surface for cross-country skiing. Al got in a squat position and started down the next ridge, accumulating speed with every foot. A bump enroute threw him off balance and, boy, did he eat it. ' He watched as I attempted the same feat, as rigid and unbalanced as a bike with, training . wheels. I fell a . couple of times but made it safe and sound to the bottom of that one. We were trying to teach ourselves how to telemark ' turn. Al was doing a decent job of it, while I would start a turn, lose my balance and just barely make it, standing up with arms flailing. - We came to the relic of an be fun to climb the1 tower and " sit for awhile since we were in no hurry. The tower was at j. 1 least 3 stories high and the ladder was almost straight up. It was scary just climbing up. We- discussed the possibilities of someone jumping off into the snow and living. We decided it would be a bad risk. Going down the tower was a cautious journey and with my lack of balance, I had to take off my mittens and grasp each cold rung tightly before letting go of the other. Allen can see changes in me that I'm not conscious of. He says I've lost the "little kid" in me that used to make me do crazy things. He thinks I'm not as much fun because being cautious takes the thrill out of things. He's right, but what can I say; I enjoy living. Oh well, on with the journey. As we pushed homeward, we came to a mine dump, where the ore cars came out on a track and dumped down the side of a hill. Al said "This is us!" : My whole body was shuddering and I was shaking, scared of the steepness, but determined to reinstill Allen's faith in that "little kid" he once knew in me.. Al went first, starting a traverse about ten feet down, then jumped like a cat, into the air and turned his skis in the opposite direction. He lost control and fell but just got up and kept going. He made it all the way down and kept going through the trees and out of sight. I knew he couldn't see me, so it didn't matter if I fell, but I wanted to prove to myself that I had some courage left. ' I made it to the point of Al's turn, got up quickly and tried again. Once more I fell. 1 was . abouywo-thirds of wl down 'and pusneo on again. Then, I heard a loud rumbling sound. As quick as the sound, PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED Pharmacist on Duty r 2-6 p.m. Dc3y FREE DELIVERY WE ALSO HAVE GREETING CARDS FILM MAGAZINES 649-8300 NEW STORE HOURS 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. ctt$ at GIVE YOUR CAE! AND THE AIR A BREAK ... WALK I was riding what seemed to be a huge white wave, mat - was moving faster than I was skiing. It hit the back of my legs and engulfed the front of my skis, pushing them down and sucking me under the mass of snow. I screamed "Allen!" in a way that he couldn't misinterpret. I was in deathly danger. '-;,'V There were trees at the bottom of the slide and I came to rest. I was entirely immersed except for my face. I could hear Al calling, "I'm comin' Leigh!" in a frightened holler. ' ; -r ' I couldn't move an arm or leg and I thought I would suffocate under the pressure of the heavy snow. It was like being.buried in wet sand. Al dug me out, as frightened as I was, just looking at the huge mass of snow. The hill looked as if it cracked right up the center with one whole side gone, all piled up at the base of trees. Al said he could hear and feel the rumble of snow and knew exactly what was happening to me even though he couldn't see it. It scared both of us to think what might have happened if I was alone, unable to free myself or on a bigger hill with no trees to stop the slide. It really taught Al and I some respect for this horrendous natural hazard which should be observed with the utmost caution. .- Al used to think all you had to do in the case of an avalanche was to ski faster than the snow or swim on top. of it. But as quick as it hap; pens, you don't have time to think, let alone act I The rest of the - journey , home was quiet Both of w WKEf UJNKWJttougbt abouti the possible consequences ov the slide, and how good it is to be alive. DAILY PHi ftosortj iir itoiTDy f " -tmrf I 1 9& ISA r- C XJW':p Hie Park High basketball team, with the help of an enthusiastic home crowd, hung onto defeat Wendover, 49-44, in a classic barnburner contest played Friday night,, r Tt' visiting sqjijlad' found outrSMy'hey were going to' be in for a long night as the Miners struck quickly with Kelly Mackley hitting for a three point play followed by two big buckets from Ron Schaefer. When the first quarter ended, the Park City cagers found themselves in the unfamiliar position of holding a 14 to 5 leed. The Wildcats refusing to submit to the Miner's driving Surge for control spent the second quarter fighting and scratching until they finally . tied the score at 27. With seconds left in the first half, Wendover went ahead to take a 29-27 advantage into the locker room; .;, At the opening tip of the second half, in was Park City's turn to play catch up and it didn't take them long to get the hang of it. Schaefer controlled the opening tip to Frank Marcellin who quickly tied the game again at 29 all. From that point on the already exciting game got even ; crazier as the lead changed hands five times while the score was even on four different occasions. Senior. .Captain, Frank Marcellin, playing his best Igame of the year, kept the v IK - i it v'ii rt pressure on the Wildcats with his outside shooting as he drilled in 17 points with a tidy 50 percent field goal percentage! per-centage! Mike Alvey and Ron Schaefer were tough on the ? boa-" for Ihe lifihenr "and theeach'1 chijpped ' in '10 ; points towards winning effort. ef-fort. Howard Davidson, a 5'. 11" freshman who has . recently been moved up to play with the varsity, not only strengthened Park High's bench but provided some needed muscle when out on the court. Of all the players that contributed to the Miners victory, it was Scott Toly who most typified the kind of evening the home team seemed destined to have. Playing his usual steady game of tough defense and smooth ball handling, Toly hit a 25 footer at the third quarter buzzer that put the Miners out in front 42-41. From that point on, they never trailed. In an earlier game, the Park High Jr. Varsity beat the Wendover Jr. Varsity 52-44. 52-44. Scoring results: Varsity Mackley, 3; Alvey, 10; Schaefer, 10; Marcellin, 17; .Toly, 6; Davidson, 3. Jr. Varsity: Deardan, 11; Kings, 4; Goff, 8; Lambert.l; Davidson, 1.6; Yates, 2; Johnson, 6; Hunt, 2; Wright, 2. C3 , On- And the crowd goss wild! Ricks Stagos Drag-Out By VicldWallin Six students from Ricks College participated in a knock-out, drag-out fight while the entire Park High Studentbody watched in amusement. The fight was actually a part of a folk dance that was part of an assembly presented by the music department at Ricks College. The mixed chorus presented the songs "So Happy Together," "When Johnny Comes Marching Home'! and a ' salute to Broadway songs. ' A few of the college's folk dancer's presented a square dance along with two other folk dances. '. A medley of songs was presented by Miss Idaho Falls, another student yodelled and Mr. DUrrant, Park City's Music Teacher, whistled a duet with the Ricks College Music Director. ' The assembly was well presented and contined enough variety to hold the attention of the students.- The ; assembly was greatly appreciated. ap-preciated. i:U yif .Of djJLi 'ji! li Ron Shatftr K - a if I &c ! CZ- A ; 1 V d "' Home Economics Classes Observe Interior and Exterior Design ByVickiWallin Miss . Martin, . the . home . . economics teacher, took the '' eighth grade and second ; 'period home economic - classes on a field trip to observe ob-serve the interior design as well as the exterior. , The classes visited .the Griffith's and Simons' houses in Summit Park. They also went to Salt Lake to tour some of the old historical ' houses some of which are more than a hundred years old. a,..- :,:r.,-. The McKuen mansion was ' -" the highlight of the trip. The " students were fascinated with , the hand painted ceilings which required two years of work. The dining room alone . ' took three months to paint. -The house contained spiral staircases, a large ballroom and marble fireplaces. ? To finish the trip, the ; classes toured the :Utah ' .Historical Society.. '.y'-'''-Ii himroh hamf rinifltrr triffl takM Jumpwr , ...... - 4 .'If -:.