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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thura., Jan. 24, 1974 Photo by John Mclvor Capt, James Barnes of the Cedar Rapids police department explained the essentials of the star house program to children at Coolidge school Wednesday. Sonja Bye, at right, heads the Coolidge program, which is just getting under way. Other schools in the district have had the program, but are converting to black stars instead of blue. Star Changes Color; Meaning Same By Judy Daubenmier The familiar blue star in neighborhood windows has been a welcome sight to Cedar Rapids Community school children walking to and from school for the last sever- al years. This year, however, the tra- ditional blue stars-are being changed to black stars to sig- nify houses youngsters can go to if they need help. Jo Ranstiaw, co-chairman of the Parents-Teachers-Students Assn. city-wide committee on the star program, said most schools in the district partici- pate in the program. The program tries to have one star house in each block, but "it's hard to get perfect coverage "with so many parents working. We try to get as close as we can to that." The requirements for being a star house include having one parent normally home be- fore and after school and a willingness to help children who come to the door seeking help. Problems which cause chil- dren to go to the star houses include being lost, frightened by dogs or other animals, being followed by someone, Jaycee of the Year Honor Awarded at Independence INDEPENDENCE Two In- dependence.couples were among several area leaders honored Wednesday night for outstanding contributions to the community at the annual In- dependence J a y c e e s awards banquet at the Gayla ballroom. Dan Bonefas was named In- dependence Jaycee of the year for-his contributions to Jaycee projects. His wife, June, was re- cipient of the woman of the year award, presented for only the second time. The- Distinguished Service Award was. presented to Ron Hess, with his wife, Judy, being named JayceeEtte of the year. Tom Greenley who farms acres five miles northwest Ford Will End Aid to Public TV NEW YORK (AP) The Ford Foundation says it plans to withdraw financial support from public television after a final major grant of about mil- lion. An official of the huge founda- tion, which has pumped about million into public TV since 1951, said Wednesday the termi- nal grant program would extend over ai period of four to five years. "The trustees look upon pub- lic television as on the verge of real said Davidi M. Davis, the foundation official in charge of public broadcasting affairs. Davis said the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Public Broadcasting Service had been able to develop ade- quate outside means of support. of Independence, received the Outstanding Young Farmer award for excellence in agricul- ture. The Outstanding Young Edu- cator award was presented to Linda Winger, special education instructor at East elementary school here. The Outstanding Young Reli- gious Leader award went to Monte Cue, member of First United Presbyterian church. Randy Miller of the Indepen- dence police department was named Outstanding Young Law Enforcement Officer. Two special awards were pre- sented to the S. T. 0. P. (Solu- tions To Our Pollution) group, and its president, Randy Bor- land. The group, made up of tigh school students, has col- lected such items as tin cans and. paper for recycling during the last year. Bill Schult, Waverly, past president of the Iowa Jaycees, was guest speaker for the awards event. 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Sonja Bye, chairwoman of the star house program at Coolidge, said printed on the backs of the stars are tele- phone numbers of police and fire departments, the Humane Society for assistance with an- imals, the program chairman and the school. For their own protection, star house parents are in- structed not to transport the child in their own car or to administer first aid unless necessary to stop profuse bleeding or restore 'breathing. Instead, the police, school or family should be called NEW RESIDENTIAL SMOKE DETECTOR A Complete Smoke Detection System Installed in Just 5 Min. 'Detects Smoke as well as Invisible Gasses of Combustion Give Earliest Warning Possi- ble U.L. Listed. LYf. T. "JESS" FANDEL 364-5111 CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA AVOID NEXT WINTERS PLASTIC SHORTAGE AND BACKACHE Buy Your Toro Snow Pup ON SALE with trade-in 144.95 14" _ 129.95 Clears a 50' driveway in 15 min. 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