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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Kri., May 10, 1974 Panel Agrees, Parents Lax in Monitoring TV By Kevin Kane jday niglit at Kenwood Parents, kids, Dr. Max, church, terogers, Ihe Vietnam war, Park The [wheeling mrpn'c fi occasion was discussion manager at Karen Picked, a former high school go with it. free-i "Wild and Saturday morning an all-parent panel eon- County Expands Sign-Up Period for Road Oiling A schedule for signing up at, ted subdivisions and 300 feet for county shops for oiling of rural'individual residences. Cost Listed The cost will be for a 150-foot section and for a 300- foot section. Longer sections will be oiled in 50-foot additional increemnis, an additoinal teacher; Marian Hazelton, coor- dinator of early childhood edu- cation for Cedar Rapids public and Darlcne UU.U...UJ uv on au-tnuvui yu..-. local member of all shared the spotlight of James Oetken, station children's Televi- The panelists, although differ- jing over the merits and de- merits of particular programs, all tended to agree that parents should take more responsibility toward their children regarding I television viewing. j 'On-Off Button' Oetken had the harshest words for parents. "The only thing I can say is that there are four channels in Eastern Iowa and one on-off but- he said. "If I don't want my children, to see a program, I consider it my responsibility as a parent to turn it off. "A lot of people cop out of their responsibilities as par- ents." Mrs. Hazelton pointed out that television could be a valuable learning tool for children, but added that the experience was incomplete if parents were not there to discuss programs with them and put what they saw in perspective to the real world. Conceptual Void She pointed out that teelvision- oriented four-year-olds in a new pilot program in the Cedar Rapids schools have come dial understanding that should Linn county roads has been set. The hours at the shops are in addition to the previously an- nounced hours at the. court- house. The hours at the shops will be from a.m. to p.m. Applications may be made at the Center Point shop, May 22; Central City shop, May 23; Springville shop, May 24; Mt. Vernon shop, May 29, and county home shop, May 30. Engineer's Office Applications may be made at the engineer's office between May 20 and May 31 from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. County crews will treat the roads with used crankcase oil. Payments for the oiling must be made in cash. County Engineer Bill Harring- ton said prices for the work are designed to pay for the oil and part of the labor. Oil will be applied twice dur- ing the summer, once in June and once in August, for a mini- mum length of 150 feet in plat- "If we want more critical, thinking people instead of pas- sive, accepting people, then we have got to give children more than the passive input of televi- sion." she said. Mrs. Pickett and Oetken disa- eed over whether television olence had any effect on chil- en, with Oetken contending at all studies he had seen ere "inconclusive" and Mrs. ckett answering that she had served "overtly violent" be- ivior in her own children fol- would be discussing at the fami- ly dinner table. Oetken also citeii the educa- tional value of what he called "our first TV war" and hypothe- sized that such coverage may have brought the war closer to !i o m e to television-orient cost of per 50 feet. A second opportunity for sign- ing up for tlie August applica- tion only will be offered from July 15 to July 26. The cost will be for a 150-foot section and ?16 for a 300-foot section. For each additional 50 feet the cost will be Second Application Harrington said the higher cost for those signing up only for the second application is the result of the need for more oil on sections that liave not been oiled. He said more heavily-used roads will be oiled without cost to the nearby residents for safe- ty reasons. Officials also pointed out that the engineer's office to have the oiling done privately. permits may be obtained from school with larger vocabularies and a broader view of the world, but without the concep- How to fight dog damage and other bare spots Man's Best Friend has a way of creating unsightly bare spots in the best of lawns. But you can fill 'em in fast... with North- rup King's Fast Fine grass seed. 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She did not object as strongly the violence shown in news- asts, and pointed out that tele- sion coverage of the Vietnam ar helped give her children an vareness of an important issue liich she and her husband mindless Mrs. Schrimper said. Oelkcn allowed that "Dr. Max" might not be "as good as t could be" but pointed out that ,t was immensely popular with an audience of approximately and more thus in- pacifistic War Attitudes "1 hope 311 years from now at- titudes toward war are more like those of our young peo- he said. Mrs. Schrimper took on Oet- ken and several members of the WMT-TV staff also present when she criticized what she The staffers invited anyone with objections to "Dr. Max" or any oilier program to call the station, and said it would take only one reasonable phone call to get 'an objectiona- ble cartoon pulled from "Dr. called the format of ''mindless Saturday cartoon" morning shows as well as Channel 2's af- ternoon "Dr. Max" show. She said she was glad to see something more educational come along in the form of Chan- nel 12's "Misterogers" and added that her family has re-ar- ranged its supper hour in order to watch the show together. 'Mindless Cartoons' "We are most concerned with what our children are missing by seeing hour after hour ol Early Elevator Probe To Center On Major Cities By Raudy Minkoff DES M01NES Stale a b o r Commissioner Jerry Addy said Friday inspectors wilt concentrate tlieir inlilial el-, jvator inspection efforts in Statistics Bill DES M01NES (AP) A bill to make certain vital statistics births, deaths and marriage to the public was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Robert Ray. But the statistics will be available for public inspection only if the records were at least 65 years old. Statistics younger than 65 years will re- main confidential. 20 YEARS AGO Seventy- three petitioners asked the city council for a sanitary sewer ex- tension to the Indian Creek Hills area of eastern Cedar Rapids. if the elevators fail to meet the standards. Addy said lie expects to have inspectors vlejv eleva- tors lu cillcs such as Des Molnes, Cedar Rapids, Sioux CHy, Council llluffs and Dav- enport concentrate on some of the older buildings in those ureas. The larger metropolitan 's 'major metropolitan state areas. Addy's department received authority to conduct safety in- spections" after (he legislature approved an elevator safety code in a move to crack down on unsafe elevators in the state. Under the legislation, (he bureau of labor will be able to survey the elevators in Iowa to make sure they meet will look, lion, we will not overlook some of the taller, newer buildings that have just been built, but we would imagine the elevators in those buildings will meet re- quirements." 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