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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Hie Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., Mar. 11, 1974 Shamrock Shenanigans ST. PATRICK'S day, March 17, is 'a time of lepre- chauns, shamrocks and lots of green. These Ideas sug- gest many art projects for boys and girls. Here are a few simple items that you can eas- ily and quickly make to help you celerate this Irish holiday, Standup shamrock animals can be easily.made by folding a piece of green construction paper or light cardboard in half. On it either draw a shamrock or lay a shamrock pattern so that the leaf or the stem comes to the fold. You will'not cut on the fold, so that your finished animal will be able to stand upright. After drawing the shamrock on the folded piece of paper, cut out the double shape. Then use a variety of colored paper, cardboard' or material scraps, string, or yarn to add as heads, feet, tails and ears. Faces may be added with crayon, chalk, or felt-tipped marking pens. If you enjoy this activity, you may wish to make an entire zoo of shamrock animals to decorate your home for St. Patrick's Day. helpful suggestion. A shamrock can be easily made from a heart shape. Cut nut a heart to use as a pattern. You will use three heart shapes for each shamrock, for each heart will make one leaf. Use the heart pattern to draw your shamrocks on the card. Or you may cut out three hearts, arrange them into the shape of the shamrock's leaves, and paste them directly onto the card. For added interest and color, you might try dividing each heart, or leaf, In half and making it two colors. Then maybe you can think up some clever rhymes or messages to include in your St. Patrick's day cards. Friends and rela- tives will-be delighted to re- ceive greetings that you have thought of yourself. While you are using paper, scissors and crayon you might wish to.make some St.- Pa- trick's day greeting cards. Colored construction paper usually works best for this, Qut it to the size you want and fold it in half. Decorate as you desire, using cut out scraps and a variety of drawing tools, If you have difficulty mak- ing your shamrocks look sym- metrical, or the same on both sides of the stem, Kere is a It is a tradition for people to wear at least one green item on March 17. If you haven't any clothing that fits that de- scription, you can still-wear a little something that mil be green. And it is something that you can make with only a green heavy pipe cleaner or chenille stick and a small safety pin, Simply make a loop starting at one end of the pipe cleaner and twist the end over to hold the loop in place. Make two more loops similarly and about of equal size; Hold the three loops together and wrap the small remaining portion of the pipe cleaner between the WE HANDLE A BIG JOB EVERYDAY! HAVE YOU EVER thought about what a big job it must be to deliver your daily newspaper to you? It is a big job! EACH DAY thousands of words must be processed into stories and articles, rolls of newsprint printed, and the final publica- tion delivered to each subscriber personal- ly. We're proud of our carriers for handling such a big delivery responsibility. SURE, ONCE IN A WHILE something hap- pens to delay production or delivery. How- ever, on those rare occasions please remem- ber the many, many times that you have your newspaper when and where you want it. first and second loops. Full tightly, but carefully so as to not change the size or shape of the loops. You should have about an inch or so left for the stem if you. began with a twelve inch pipe cleaner. If your leaves are too big, it is very easy-to start over and work until you have a shamrock that pleases you. And the bending and twisting should not affect your finished item at all since the pipe cleaner is quite sturdy and adjustable. Your St. Patrick's day "hint of green" is com- plete when you attach the small safety pin to the middle of the back and pin it in place on you. Make St. Patrick's day extra special this year by in- cluding a few art projects to help you celebrate. See how many different ways you can include the shamrock theme in the things that you make. What Young People Think Alcohol Use Up; Hard Drugs Down By Nancy Gilbert Gilbert Strvlci n majority of today's iung people feel that the popularity of hard drugs is de- clining, according to a recent survey. With 68 percent of those polled feeling that fewer young people are into drugs today than were two years ago, they gave their reasons for such beliefs: "I think alcohol is on the increase popularity-wise and drugs are slowly being phased says Andy Spero, 18, of Mayfield Ht, Ohio, "Young people are being taught at an early age what drugs can noted Frank liota, 15, of Fayetteville, Ark. More "Grass" "Fewer young people are into By Michael Lamm Dear Mike: Our new 1974 car (I won't mention the name) gets arounc 8-9 miles to the gallon. The dealer claims it's the anti-pollu- tion devices. He says that while it would be illegal for him to disconnect the smog junk, I can do it legally or I can have an in- dependent mechanic do it. The question is, is this legal, and should I have it done? POORHOUSB BOUND Dear Bound: As I- understand, federal (aw prohibits dealers disconnecting smog equip- ment, but in some states non-dealers may. My per- sona! recommendation, though, is that you leave everything as is and be sure it's working properly. I've known three people who've disconnected their own smog equipment. Every one has regretted it. They eventually tried to put everything back, but once it's off it never seems to go on the way it should, Ironically, these drivers noticed worse perform- ance, very rough idling, and absolutely no improvement in menis Marty MeKimmney, 16, of Fayetteville, Ark. "Drugs are more addictive and can cause more body dam- age the stronger chemi- cal says Mike Shelton, 18, of Dallas, Tex. "Drugs, of the drugs kids take can damage their chances of having normal children whereas I haven't heard any evidence presented saying that marijuana can do says Louise Rochford, 16, of Miami, Fla. "Drugs are more harmful. Marijuana is a good way to feel high but soon wears off whereas the effects from drugs can last a says Martha Green- man, 16, of Santa Ana, Calif. Sixty-four percent of those polled said that they have.got- ten drunk at one time ot an- other, 31 percent have not, and 2 percent gave no answer. L Says Stalin Would've Killed Solzhenifeyn RACINE, Wis, (DPI) Rus- sian author Alexander Solzlienil- syn would have been put to death during Josef Stalin's rule in the Soviet Union, according to Soviet expert Henry Shapiro. "He would have been killed in five seconds in the Stalin Shapiro said. "It would have been inconceivable for a nian to be having press conferences and criticizing the government." Shapiro, retired bureau man- ager of United Press Interna- tional in Moscow, is now a visit- ing professor at the University of Wisconsin. Include the price for faster results when you advertise in the Classified Ads! Teens on Wheel: gas mileage. In addition, they voided their new-car warranties and added to air pollution. Remember that new cars are engineered to run best with smog equipment, as -poorly as your says Gary Burns that might be. When you take the smog stuff off, you have to re-engineer everything recali- brate carburetor metering, re- time the ignition, figure out comments Stan what to do with tempetrature and automatic transmission sen- sors, etc. Most people believe you simply rip put all the plumb- ing and that's it. It's not. Dear Mike: I've heard that disconnecting ston, 17, of State College, Pa. the-air conditioner car, improve gas mileage. Is this so? WONDERING Dear Wondering: In some cars, the com- pressor runs all the time and: disconnecting its drive belt in winter might .give a tiny improvement ,in -gas economy. you do, you risk the compressor-seizing in its resting position. (Write to Mike Lamm at Room 601, 50 Rockefeller plaza, New York, N. Y. 10020.) hard drugs, it is true, but more and more are smoking comments Dan Ryan, 16, o Dallas, Tex. "More information is beini published now about the bad ef fecta drugs can and do have on irnun Knrltr flanr Ttllrnc 18, of Richardson, Tex. "Drugs are being replaced bj grass and alcohol. Young people are realizing' the dangers o Freeman, 16, of Miami, Fla. years ago-drugs were more novel and were used more an escape from problems Less was known about.the harm- ful notes Pant Edmon- Mlxed Opinion i However, to the question "Do you think the use of hard drugs eed, barbituates, heroin) is ncreasing or 41 percent answered increasing, 55 je'rcent said decreasing, and rereerit had no answer. For marijuana, those polled said they believed there was an increase (87 but felt that.alcohol (60 percent) was used more by young people than drugs. Twenty percent said that they Building, Remodeling or Adding on See Us About HOME IMPROVEMENT FINANCING Spring's here and now's the time to go ahead with a home improvement plan. But, first things first. You've got to find a contractor whose name and work you trust next you've got to get .the financing yo.u need. That's where we come into the picture. We've got the loans. 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