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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                New Thoughts, Concepts Goal of This Retiree Hul Ivor Walkins. 67. Tower Ternuv, Marion. ,x... Walkins, fonm-r U-dmical arlist for Nt'.stiryhousc Kloc- tric and Collins Hadio compa- nies, has just had the second edition of his "New Cedar Rapids sketch Hook" pub- lished, li.i a- professional in tlic Introduc- tion to Liheral Arts program at die college, plays" the piano, pamt.s, and tries to keep abreast of world affairs. His life spans a dynamic era. When lie was a small child, he watched a neighbor build a "contraption with boxes and knobs and coils and ear- phones.1' That was a crude radio that sent Morse Code. He flew from New York to Philadelphia the first week of passenger service in a ten- passenger plane, hater, when he was working for Wes- tinghoiise and Collins, he drew the designs for the first jet en- gine for a navy airplane, then the first jet engine for the planes on aircraft carriers, and finally, Uic Apollo space vehicle. Watkins is a native of Swan- sea in southern Wales, and his Greg Roper Greg Roper Earns Eagle Greg Roper, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Roper, 3918 Four- teenth avenue SE, will receive the Eagle Scout award during a troop 12 court of honor Monday at 7 p.m. at Calvin Sinclair United Presbyterian church. Roper joined troop 98 in 1970. He served as assistant senior patrol leader and hiked through the Yellow river forest. In 1971, he transferred to troop 12 and earned the remainder of his merit badges. A member of Order of the Arrow, he served as safety commissioner during city government day. He attend- ed Camp Waubeck for three years. He is currently an in- structor in troop 12. He will be a sophomore at Washington high school in the fall. On Wednesday he will leave to spend the remainder of the summer as an ambassador for the Experiment, in Interna- tional Living in Mexico City. Ivor Watkins interest in art began early. Wales is a beautiful country, he explains, and "since cam- eras were rare in the days when 1 was growing up. 1 en- joyed drawing and painting my homeland. In those days, you were expected to draw to be considered an artist." His family was prominent in Swansea his grandfather was once mayor of the town, and Watkins was educated in private schools, including the English boys' school of the old tradition in Somersetshire, England. In Somersetshire, his dormmates included a prince from Burma, and boys from India, and Zululand During the depression after World war I, the family lost their printing business, and began taking paying "guests" into their large home. Two of these were the consuls to Wales from France and America. When the depression con- tinued, Watkins came with an older brother and sister to America. He worked in various insurance companies until 1940 when Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Philadelphia hired him as a technical ar- tist. He came to Cedar Rapids to work for Collins in 1960 and retired two and a half years ago. Watkins has been in Coe's Introduction to Liberal Arts program for the last year, and will continue in the fall serving as a paraprofessional. The ILA program is distinc- tive at Coe, replacing the for- merly required courses in freshman literature and com- position. The course, which is the only required course for all entering freshmen, is in- terdisciplinary in scope built around a single theme such as "The Nature of Students are required to read an abundance of materi- al, write research papers, view films, and study in many fields including ai I, lilciatmt, history, science and sociology. The paraprofe.ssionals Hum tin: Cut.- shl- dcnt body and the coiniuuiiily at large read all the mate- rials required of the students, attend classes, and aid in leading discussions. All this is done without pay or college credit. In explaining his interest in the program, Watkins said, were among the few who had a car when I was a boy. We managed lo go 45 miles per hour. 1 noted that when uc reached the horizon an- other one appeared further and wider. This always hap- pens, you know, and this is how our thoughts of life should be. "And this is w'-ial the II.A program at Coe is all about. It widens our horizons. The stu- dents, the teacher and the paraprofessional. .it helps us all to find new thoughts, new concepts and belter values, always leading to the value of each individual. "In he said, "we read and talk together and learn to listen !o each other. We learn to collect our thoughts and express them freely to each other and to write about it all in an intelligent, organized manner. It is a real privilege for the paraprofessional to take part in this adventure." Watkins has just had pub- lished the second edition of his "New Cedar Rapids Sketch which contains pencil drawings of public buildings and churches in the Cedar Rapids area. The book, which sold copies at its first printing ten years ago, is available through the Coe Bookstore, Sandford's, Yan- kee Studio, Kieck's Depart- ment store, and Lin House, Lagle's and Eggers gift shops. Watkins and his wife, Elsie, have been married for 38 years. Their son, Dr. Kenneth Watkins, is a professor of chemistry at the University of Colorado; their daughter, Beverly Smith, lives in Hia- watha with her family and works at the Linn county courthouse. "People should be able to grow in their minds as far as they can Watkins said. "They must be able to explore new areas of life and search out their own truth for them- selves. "I have never lost the sense of having been given life and an awareness which is capa- ble of growth as the years go by. I consider it a great privi- lege to have lived during these tremendously dynamic years, and I've tried to under- stand what life is all about." Women Have Say On Camping Vehicles NEW YORK (AP) There are more than four million rec- reational vehicles currently owned in the United States and, according to Rand McNally's newly published "Recreational Vehicle CO percent of the rental and purchase deci- sions about such vehicles are made by women. The average family who owns one spends 34 days a year (in- cluding one 15-day trip) camp- ing out with its recreational ve- hicle, the handbook reports. It Pays To Advertise Killian's fashion you can counf on by Casualmaker Hounds tooth very big this year. And, Sy Frankl likes it that way. A great little dress for every-wearing. Green or burgundy. 12-20, Grosgrain accent at neckline. 100% Nylon Jersey Machine Washable Never Needs Ironing THE KILLIAN COMPANY, Cedar Iowa 53406 25.00 Cedar Downtown Second Floor and Lindalft Plain Iowa Cilyt Moll Shopping Confer on Six at Sycomoro Jean Joycs, Personal Shopptin isnd the following drenei at 25.00 plui 3% itata tax and 75c lo cover poitaga and handling. nc.o.o. Killiaris Repeat of a Sellout! 4 Sizes Reversible Oval Braided Rugs f. 32" Braided rugs bring a piece of America's past into your home. Predominantly green, gold, red, brown or rust. Nylon surface. Others available: 4.99; 7.99 and large size 42x66" is just 12.99. Dowmlatrs Budget Store TJIP Ortar Sun.. July 7. 1974 SPECIAL! Women's Moc-Toe Casuals Wedge cushioned crepe, sole shoes for summer com- fort. Cushion insole gives your feet full support. Black, white or wheat. 5Vi to 10. M to W widths. Downstairs Budget Store and Lindale Plaza Too many bikes and not enough riders? Sell the extra ones with a Classified Ad! Dial 398-8234. The Hoover Dial-a-matic Automatic Power Drive makes cleaning effortless Big disposable bag con- cealed inside compartment Bag fill indicator Automatic Rug Adjustment with full floating nozzle Full Suction Power Control Famous Hoover Triple Action. It Beats, As It Sweeps, As it Cleans. 134.95 Regularly 159.95 If s Great in Shags! Housowaros, Downtown and Lindalo Plaid Killian's Killian's Lindale Plaza, Cedar Rapids and Mall Shopping Center, City OPEN SUNDAY TO PM MONDAY ONLY 5 beautiful styles in assorted pastels and prints Famous Name Shift Gowns REGULARLY 8.00 Sleep easy this Summer in a lightweight gown of nylon tricot or Crepeset. First quality gowns in five delicate designs.. All from a famous maker. Choose from soft, gontie pastels. Or, select n diminutive print. Shift styled for comfort. Gowns are available in sizes small thru large. 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