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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 'Think Metric" at Coolidge By Judy Daubenmier Jty Judy Daubenmier CYiilurics ago Hie king England declared that Ihe width of three kernels of bar- ley c-orn equals one inch and that the distance from a man's elbow to his middle finger equals a cubit. The U.S.'is one country still using the English system of measurement, but possibly not for long. A resolution of the U.S. senate has called for the country to go metric by Aug. Fifth and sixth grade math students at Coolidge elementa- ry school are being en- couraged to "think metric" in preparation for a switch. AI liiiffalo and other Coo- lidge teachers prepared a two- week unit on Ibe metric sys- tem, despite the difficulty of finding materials on Ihe met- ric system. "We're collecting every- thing we've used- filmstrips, games, ideas-putting it in unit form and will send it to other elementary schools" Itiiffalo said. Many of the filmstrips and materials previewed could not he used because they included instructions on converting feet and inches into meters and centimeters, and vice versa, something the Coolidge teach- ers especially want to avoid. According to Ruffalo, as much "hands on activity" as possible is planned for the two- week period to give the stu- dents a break in the regular day's routine and to get them Judy Daubenmier accustomed to using the met- ric system. A birdhousc will be built using metric blueprints, and fudge and mints will be made from metric recipes. This year, most activities will concentrate on length, rather than volume or weight. One reason, according to Ruf- falo, is that the teachers could not locate a metric scale for weighing the children. High er Are Those postal rate everyone expected Jan. 5 will fi- nally take effect Saturday. Joe Podzimek, Cedar Rapids postal windows supervisor, said first-class mail rales will in- crease to 10 cents per ounce for after midnight Air mail letters will also in- 1 crease from 11 to 13 cents per ounce, with similar revisions coming in essentially the entire postal rate schedule. The rate increase was origi- nally scheduled for Jan. 5, but the Cost of Living Council or- Postal Rates Effective Saturday letters mailed -Friday. dered the starting dale delayc until March 2. Tlie delay means a mi lion reduction in postal revenue for the year reduction in million of postal revenue. The increase is the first gen eral rate increase since Maj or a 15 percen the anticipate 1971. It is termed a temporary increase as it will be subject to review by the postal rate commission. However, the rate can go into effect 90 days afte Campus Survey; Freshmen Choose Middle of the Road By Craig A. Palmer WASHINGTON (UPI) Seemingly unaffected politica by the dramatic political even of 1973, this year's college fres men still consider themselv "liberals" by a iwo-to-one ma gin over cording to a national survey. But for the first time in I. eight-year survey, those prefe ring a "middle-of-the-road" p lilical position account for mo .than one half of the new fres inan crop. The study is conduc ed jointly by UCLA and tl American Council on Educatio as part of long-range researc on now students are affected b .their years in college. Based on questioning o students entering 360 colleges, and projected na tionally, 14.5 percent of this year's freshmen classifj themselves as "conservative1 or "far right" (compared with 16.6 percent last 34.8 percent say they are "liberal' or "far left" (compared with 35.4 and 50.7 percenl chose a "middle-of-the-road" label. They also support mor 'strongly than any previous clas .the idea of student freedom an independence, despite Ihe'rela five calm today even on cam puses where the battles of stu dent freedom were fought. Fo example, fewer than one i '.three 30.8 percent compare) 'with 32.5 percent last year an 56.4 percent in 1968 believ that student publications shouli be cleared by college officials. These other characteristic and attitudes of the class of 197 .were reported: Concern for women's rights t -job equality has heightenc Gallery Opens U.S. 'Portrait WASHINGTON (AP) _ ''American Self-Porlraits brings together 109 paintings that form a partial record of U S. artistic history of almos three centuries, portrayinj, changes in fashion, social cus toms and painting styles. The exhibition has just opened nt the National Portrait gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian In- stitution. It will be on view 'there through March 15, then travel to Ihe Indianapolis Muse, urn of Art. It ranges- in lime from a por- trait by Thomas Smith clone in Ihe late 17th Century to a 1973 Wayne Thicbaud self-portrait. Smith's work is rugged, almost naive. Later works range through I lie romantic English tradition to the almost baroque inl'MOIIi Century nnd the explo- sion of styles in this century. Among Ihn contemporary nr- llsls represented are Lionel Fi'lniiigcr, Stuart Davis, RcRin- nld Marsh, Jiicksnn Pollock, Alnxtimlcr Ciilitor, I Inns Hoff- man, Wlllom Dn Kooning, Rob- ert llnuiiclicnbcrK, Clues Olden- burg mid Andy Wnrlinl. while interest in rearing farm lies has decreased. Althoug only 30.4 percent of the fresh men agreed that "activities o married women are best con fined to the home and family, compared with 47.8 percen three years ago, among wome the highest rate of agrecmen with that statement was foua 'those, entering predomi nanlly black colleges. Ambitions of freshmen for later graduate.and professiona ;t'udies showed, a. marked in ;rease after reaching a lov. point in 1971 in the face of a tightening job market. Although previous surveys have shown a trend away from conventional religious affilia :ions .among entering freshmen he 1973 group reversed that .rend, only 10.1 percent select- ng "none" as their preference compared with in 1972. The percentages choosing traditiona preferences increased 'or Jewish from 3.8 to 5.1, for Ionian Catholic from 30.1 to 34.3, and for Protestant from 58.2 to 44.9. Parental income continued to :limb. More than one-fourth of he students said their parents earn or more a year, up nore than 7 percent from last year and 15 percent from 1966. The highest proportions of stu- enls receiving scholarships, jrants or loans were in predom- nanlly black colleges. Although the survey did ask a uestion about marijuana, it sked nothing about sex habits. Vew students show increasing upport for the legalization of up from 19.4 percent in 968 to 48.2 percent. being proposed in the event the commission makes no recom- mendations. The post office is short on rolls of 100 8-cent stamps, though other combinations of the 8-centers are still available, Podzimek reported. The 8-cent stamp had been scheduled to be taken off the market as. of Jan. 5, so federal printers had to go back into print on the old denominations. The 100-stamp rolls have be- come popular, Podzimek said. "People put them in a stamp dispenser and- take one off at a time. "That's why there's such a demand for he said. There has been a rush on 500-stamp rolls. "A lot of bu- sinesses are anticipating a large mailing before the first of the month to take advan- tage of the lower he said. The new 10-cent stamps will be available in book form as were 8-centers. The books will include 40 stamps rather than the 25 found in the 8-cent stamp book and will cost rather than The book of air mail stamps will be ten stamps and cost vhere, the 11-cent stamp book ncluded nine air mail and one one-cent stamp and cost The new denominations have Jeen available since they ar- Jan. 5, Podzimek said. The new rates represent in- creases from 6 to 40 percent. Postal officials point out the new rates will still be less bur- lensome for American workers than are comparable Vales in it'her nations. The typical American worker must work one minute and 16 seconds to pay for the 10 cents postage on a first- class letter. In the United Kingdom and 'ranee, he would have to work wo minutes and 34 seconds, ostal officials say. First class postage was 3 ents in 1933, went up to 4 cents n 1959, 5 cents in 1963, 6 cents i 1968 and 8 cents in 1971. Other commonly-used rates as f March 2 include: first class ards, increasing from G to f ents; air mail cards, from 9 to I cents; fourth class parcel ost, rates increased 6 percent n the average. Podzimek encouraged anyone ith questions on the new rates o call the post office. In future years, the unit can be taught to younger students and weight and volume excr cises can be added in the upper grades. Primary grade students already use Cuisin- aire rods for addition and sub- traction, which arc pieces ol wood in metric lengths. "We decided to concentrate on tlie linear approach so it wouldn't become too compli- cated. When we have had pre- liminary discussions on linear measurement in the primary grades, then we can start on weight and Ruffalo said. The students will also he in- terviewing their parents to discuss how the metric system is going to change their Jives. "We want the students to start to feel that the metric system is a true system of Ruffalo said. "When I was driving a car in Germany, I used to ask how fast 50 kilometers an hour re- ally is. Well, it's really 50 kilo- meters an hour." t. Preliminary discussions ex- plained the histories of the En- glish and metric'systems, and defied the prefixes, such as centi, deci, and milli, of the metric system. One activity included taping together pieces of paper to equal one meter so each child would have his own meter stick to measure things with. The classroom area is dc- corated with signs urging the youngsters to think metric. "I'd squirm 1.6 kilometers for a proclaimed the Metric Worm on one poster. A contest to guess the height of the school flag pole in meters is being held. An outline of each child will'be drawn as 'he lies on paper on the floor and then hung in the corridor. Each can then mea- sure his or her height in meters. The children at Coolidge al- ready had a general idea of what the metric system is, but still are not used to using it. Calvin McFatridge, sixth grader, of 5810 Eastview ave- nue SW, thinks the metric sys- tem will be easier to use after awhile, but suggested, "The real old people that don't know what meters are will have a hard time. Places like Kirk wood ought to-have classes for them." That's not a bad idea. Special Salel Women's Moc-Toe Casuals 6.88 Wodge cushioned crepe soled shoes for super- soft comfort. Tho cushionod insole givos full sup- port to your foot. Colors aro black, wheat, or whilo. Sizes 5 to 10 in medium or wide widths. Downstairs Budgnt Stora and Llndnlo Plaza H. Paul Brower Brower Heads Engineers UnH 11. Paul Brower, 2600 A ave nue NE, was installed chairman of the Cedar Rapids section o he Institute of Electrical and Slcctronics Engineers at a din ner meeting Friday at the Holi day Inn. Brower, a 17-year member o] he organization, is an officei of Spectra Associates, Inc. Cedar Rapids. Installed as vice-chairman vas Jack H. Hotchkiss, Marion V. Arlen Blank, secretary, ant oseph G. Sehuch, treasurer oth of Cedar Rapids. In a technical talk. Dr. Don- Id C. Enemark, of the Univcrsi- of Iowa physics department escribed for members the orlhcoming launch of the Hawkeye" scientific satellite. The satellite is named after ic state because of pioneering vork spearheaded by Dr. James Van Allen, of the University f Iowa. Dr. Enemark presented infor- lation, which he said, showed lat scientific space exploration s a good buy for the taxpayer ecause of returns received. 'rofessor: Insects Might Survive A-Wqr MELBOURNE, Australia UPI) A university professor ays a common' garbage fly ould outlive man in a nuclear olocaust. The newspaper The Australian aid Peter Parsons, professor o ;enetics and human variation! it LaTrobe university, founc t vinegar fly, .usually ound buzzing around decaying ruit in trash cans, can survive more than 100 times more radia- on than man. "Perhaps a nuclear holocaust ould lead to' a return to a orld of insects and other lower rms of Parsons said. Film on Greece Set for Chamber The people of Greece, their pursuits and occupations, will highlight "Impressions of the travelog film to be featured at Wednesday's Chamber of Commerce general membership dinner meeting. Phillip Walker, who has been globe trotting with his wife full lime since 1953, will be return- ing to Cedar Rapids after a couple of years to narrate his latest film. Ilias Lalaounis, designer of torso-sized gold body jewelry patterned after ancient Greek ornaments, is spotlighted in the film, as are Americans of Greek descent who return to their an- cestral villages. Island visits are numerous in I h c film, including Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos, Dclos and Hydra. Santorini, or Thcra, a village resting on the rim of an island volcano and believed to he Ihe Phillip Walker The Cedar Kaplds Gazette: Sun., Feb. 24, 1974 Doctor develops Home Treatment to in 15 minutes location of the "lost continent" of Atlantis is depicted. Chamber members and their juests are invited to the civic Bureau-sponsored, dinner meet- ng at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Memorial coliseum armory. Enter via the Second.avenue or underground parking area. Dinner costs plus ten cents tax. Reservations are needed and may be made by railing 364-5135. Thanks for Meal, Escapee Writes PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) A 6-foot man with a full beard valked into Wilson's restaurant lere for a good dinner. He or- dered the Turf and Surf steak and lobster and rose wine. The bill came and be wrote this note: "Thank you for your services. I've needed this meal since I escaped from San Quentin five months ago. -II you nod your head wait for the police. 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