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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                10 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., May 28, 1974 Mown New YMCA Summer Program Signup To End on June 1 Signup time for the Marioi YMCA summer program wil continue through June 7. The is offering activities on the pre- school, youth and adult levels. A "Sometimes for Fun' period for pre-schoolers will in elude ecology hikes, art, story telling, music and movomcn education. Classes are for eithe: Tuesday or Thursday at 10 a.m and are for 5 and (i-ycar-olds Gymnastics classes will be of fcred the same age group 01 one of these days; Monda; through Thursday at "Kid Power" for ages three to five years is set for Monday Wednesday or Thursday at a.m. Each class will be limited to 12 members. Youth Activities .Youth activities include: three on three junior high basketbal for girls and boys; gymnastics archery and .trampoline, foi grade and junior high. Summer baseball for boy ages 6 and 7 and for those age 8 10 years have been set up Leagues will be formed for the latter group. A day camp for boys and girls ages 7 11 years has been sel for youngsters in the Cedar Ra pids-Marion area, and Camp Wapsie "Y" will handle boys 1A to 15 years. Canoe Trip A canoe trip is being plannec near Ely, Minn., for boys 14 years and older. Tennis lessons have been set up for boys and girls ages 8-16 Lessons will be held on both the Marion Independent and Linn- Glasses End Friday In Marion Schools Friday is the final day ol classes for the 1973-74 school year in both the Marion In- dependent and Linn-Mar school districts. Both districts will have teach- er in-service days on Saturday Report cards will be mallet out to parents of children in al grades in the Marion Indepen dent district. The Linn-Mar district has no set policy concerning repori cards. Cards will be mailed to high school students' homes. In the other grades, report cards are expected to be sent home with the students on Friday. St. Joseph's Catholic school classes end Thursday. Report cards will be sent home with the students. Returns Home Margaret Mefford, 1430 Thirteenth ave nue, Marion, has returned home from Mercy hospital following major surgery. Early summer sale Rose': Candle Niche. Adv. YMCA Wednesday's activi ty schedule at the Marion YMCA is: Non-aquatic adul open gym 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. grade school gym 4, gymnastic club 5; pool adult swim a.m. and p.m., youth swim lifesaving class swim team 6. Board To Meet Linn-Ma board of education will mee Thursday at p.m. in the at ministration building. Return Home Mrs. L. iV Brown, 969 Sixth avenue, an her sister, Mrs. D. P. Rinard o Cedar Rapids, returned horn Monday from a three-week va cation at North Lake Taho Nev., where they were guests i the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. A Presswood. Mar courts. Leagues will be :ormed. The YMCA is cooperating ivith the Marion parks depart- ment in sponsoring the tennis program. Lessons begin June 0. League play is set to start June 14. Summer Fun A summer fun club has been organized with activities set for each Friday, except July 5. Ac- uities include a fishing trip, bicycle hike, a picnoc and over- light outing at the horse back riding and a treasure hum it Pinicon Ridge park. The Y branch will provide ac ivities for children each Thurs lay from 1 to p.m. for a Day A three on three men's anc ligh school boys basketball pro gram is being set up. Othei ndult activities include jogging md exercise and karate. Family Night Swims Family night swims will be 'uesday, Wednesday and Fri day at p.m. and familj gym is set for Wednesday and at 7. Swim instruction will be of- ered to all ages, pre-schoo hrough adult. A summer AAU earn will be formed at the "Y" 'he team will practice daily a p.m., Monday through Friday. Recreational swimming for 'outh and adults will be avail ible in the Y pool. Registration for any activities may be completed by contacting tie Marion branch Y office. Hickory smoked barbecued ibs, shrimp and chicken, erved Wednesdays, Stickney's Shoulder Tops New! Flirty ruffles run all around these pretty tops! Ruffle up fun and compliments in midriff tops with elastic at top and bottom. Crochet of heavy 8-cord cotton or sport yarn. Pat. 562: Misses' 8-16; Child's 4-10 included. Seventy-five cents each pat- tern add 25 cents each pat- tern for first-class mail anc special handling. Send to Laura Wheeler, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, 42 Needlecrafl Dept., Box 161, Old Chelsea Station, New York, N.Y. 10011. Print pattern number, name, address, zip. at Times Camera rd ANNUAL SPRING PHOTO SHOW Savings Galore! Register for prizes. Check our ad in Thursday's Gazelle for sure! 1413 1st Ave, SE Ntighbors Luncheon for Governor Ray Is Wednesday Gov. Robert Ray will make his first public appearance, since returning Sunday from a trip lo China, in Cedar Rapids. Tha governor will address a special general membership luncheon of the Cedar Rapids- Marion Chamber of Commerce Wednesday noon at ihe Roose- velt hotel. Mrs. Ray is expected to ac- company Ihe governor. She went to China with him in a del- egation including governors atic first ladies of five other states. The luncheon is open to all Chamber members, their spouses and invited guests. Res- ervations 364-5135. "suee ITS MOSTW R.AIW OUR DIET sgcrer." Want ads do more things for more people ecoomically and fast! Dial 398-8234. Tribesmen Take Eclipse Minus Violent Reaction PARIS (UPI) On the basis f tribal history and legend, ob- ervers expected that a total clipse of the sun might trigger anic, riots, human sacrifices nd many other frightened re- ctions among primitive tribes- men. So scientists standing by in ie South American tropics and he heart of Africa last June 3( to record the reaction ol ribesmeh as the moon blacked ut the sun were primed foi ilmost anything. Four teams of French ethnolo- jists, men who compare the cttl- jres of various peoples, sale iiey witnessed no ritual execu- ions or in fact any violent reac- ions. Not even too much awe, 'hey have just released a re- iort on their findings. In South Ethiopia among an solated Nyangatom tribe, Serge Vnay found that the spiritual eader of the group decided to pit on the women in order to lake the sun come back. Tor- ay said this must have ap- eared a sure remedy since it is he same rite the tribe uses ach month to make the new noon reappear. Others Calm But, while the Nyangatom pat, beat on gourds and cover- d themselves with clay, other ribes remained calm. A Nanterre university profes- or, Gerard Francillon, was .at ie'village of Takamala hari river in the Central Afri- an Republic. He told a news onference "the big subject of onder for the Sara tribe was iat we had come from so far ir something so minor. One of tem, explaining the thoughts of riends, asked, 'Why have you nosen us at "I gave him our reasons but e still wanted a better explana- on, so he asked, 'Why have ou set off this eclipse here and ot in your own I tried o disclaim any responsibility in the -affair but it was in vain. The tribesman concluded: 'The Americans go to the moon. You and your Concorde SST, you hid the One reason for the general lack of huge surprise or fear, Francillon said, was that in many of the areas "the authori- ties had notified the population of the eclipse by radio and other means of communications." Women Only Three other French scientists were in Niger in North Centra] Africa among the Touareg. The camp they observed had a spe- cial aspect the men had gone in search of food, leaving only the women. The women were at the camp well about noon when the moon hid the sun. Francillon said the scientists reported: "As the darkness intensified, one woman, immobile, a veil" on her head, kneeled apart from the others. She shook with con- vulsive movements. There was a brief moment of'total silence, ten other women (apparently) attacked by the spirits curled up, covering themselves with their clothing. They sobbed and cried while those who remained clear-headed tried to calm them "The eclipse over, the women got up .one by one. Those who were the most struck were taken into the shade and .per- cotton balls were placet under- their nostrils. The scientists said this is the normal treatment for persons .he Touareg believe are pos- sessed by spirits. In summing up the findings, Francillon said that all along the path of the eclipse the peo- ple were more interested in its meaning than its natural reality or what caused it. He said the general conclu- sion drawn from the study was: "The cosmic phenomenon is not considered an event but a sign." 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