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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Corn Carnival Prize Winners "Little Bo Peep" Lori Lege, Grundy Center, left photo, and her sheep carried away second place honors in the pet division at the Kiddies parade during the recent Gladbrook corn carnival. "My Little Grass Shack in Kealakelua, Hawaii" won Angie Handorf first place in the song titles division of th® festivities. memk mmM'A Photos bv Permelia Robirvsort Lay, Gladbrook Religious Instruction Allowed c'uk'er-ssaniey IOWA CITY - The supreme court has held that religion has no place in the public schools. Hight? Wrong. The court, in a 1963 case striking down prayers in public schools, observed, “. . . one’s education is not complete without a study of comparative religions or the history of religion and its relationship to the advancement of civilization." This distinction between ‘‘teaching about" religion and actual religious participation, plus a renewed interest in religious ideals by the young, stands behind the current movement in the United States and Canada to incorporate studies about religion into public school curricula, according to Professor Joseph Forcinelli, a pioneer in the development of such programs. 25 States Forcinelli, a master teacher in a University of Iowa summer institute on teaching about religion in public schools, says school districts in at least 25 states offer such courses, usually at the secondary level. In his native Cali fornia, Forcinelli says, IOO school districts are involved. In five states, curricula have been developed by the states themselves. Two states require specific teacher certification for teaching about religion. Forcinelli, whose popular course in world religions has been offered at Claremont (Calif.) high school since 1963, is enthusiastic about the movement’s growth. But he thinks that in some areas of the country there remains an ignorance of the prerogative, established by the high court ten years ago, to offer such courses. Can’t Be Done “Many people still say it can’t be done without violating the separation of church and state doctrine of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution," Forcinelli notes. “Certain other persons mistakenly regard study about religion as proper material only for the home, much as sex education in schools has been criticized. Both subjects tend to arouse strong feelings," he observed. Unidentified Man Among Two Drowning Victims By United Press International Only two persons drowned in Iowa waters over the weekend as temperatures cooled MHI Unit's Alumni Picnic Set for Aug. 18 INDEPENDENCE—Aug. 18 is the date for the annual alumni picnic of the Mental Health institute’s alcohol and drug abuse service unit. Three hundred to 600 Northeast and East Central Iowans usually attend. Speaker for the day will be Judge Louis Fautsch of Dubuque, chairman of Iowa s new commission of alcoholism. Thirteen graduates of the 12-month counselor training program will receive diplomas and 15 men and women accepted for the | 1974-75 class will be introduced. 1 Also on the program will be a prominent alumnus and someone currently in treatment. A chicken dinner will be served at I p.m. Reservations may be made with W. K Wright, box 111, Independence,! 50644. Cost of the dinner is $2j for adults and $1 for children under 12. 20 YEARS AGO — Senator Knowland of California said he would allow ‘‘a full dress debate" on proposals that the senate censure or investigate Sen. Joseph McCarthy. somewhat from last week’s high 90s and low 100s, Davenport police said it probably will be several days before they are able to identify a man who drowned in the Mississippi river Saturday night. Authorities said there was no identification on the man, who drowned when he tried to swim ashore after fishing. They described the victim as black, between the ages of 35 and 38, about 5-foot-IO, and about 175 pounds. A Racine, Wis., man was the second drowning victim. Warren county authorities said Edward Wingier, 27, a pharmacy student at Drake university in Des Moines during the school year, drowned while he was swimming alone in Lake Ahquabi near In- I dianola. Forcinelli believes that full public acceptance of such curricula depends on teacher preparation and teacher integrity. i In California, Forcinelli and others convinced the state to initiate teacher certification requirements that are the equivalent of a master’s degree in religious studies with a non-sectarian emphasis. The teaching in such courses, Forcinelli believes, should put aside all value judgments about the religions themselves. Different Approaches Courses about religion can take a number of different approaches, Forcinelli says. A narrative historical approach emphasizes the significant events in the existence of a particular religion, while a literary approach studies the Bible and other religious writings as literature. One can also study religious issues as part of national history, or the religious aspects of art, music and drama. Forcinelli warns that teachers risk turning off students by using the course as a soapbox for preaching. “Anyone teaching about religion musn’t delude himself into believing it is a good oc-c a s i o n to get ‘morality’ across," Forcinelli advises. The aim of the U. of I. institute is to prepare teachers in the public secondary schools to teach academic courses in religion. Coupal Departure Advertisement Debate Issue DES MOINES (AP) - Campaign disclosure for 1968 and 1970 political races was the biggest issue in a debate between U.S. Senate Candidates John Culver and David Stanley Saturday. The two appeared on “Iowa Press", the Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network’s weekly televised news show. Culver, a Democrat, challenged his Republican opponent to join him in disclosing all the financial details of their earlier campaigns,. ‘‘I don’t think I even could," Stanley said. ‘‘I don’t think there are complete enough records to put it together at this point." Stanley has said in earlier campaigning that he is refusing all special interest contributions and Culver should do the same. Culver asked Stanley whether he had accepted special interest money in his unsuccessful senate campaign against Harold Hughes in 1968 and his unsuccessful primary battle with Rep. Fred Schwen-gel in 1970. 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REGISTER NOW — Classes begin August 28, I 974 CONTACT Kirkwood Community College 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW Cedar Rapids, Iowa 398-5517 By Harrison Weber AMES (IDRA) - Joseph Coupal’s departure as Iowa’s director of highways signals the end of an era. Coupal is going to Washington, D. C., to become an assistant to the federal highway administrator. During his eight-year tenure as highway director, the state has spent over $1 billion on building highways and bridges. Coupal’s tenure capped the close of the golden age for interstate highway construction and if a parallel could be drawn, it would have to be back in the 1920s when a massive road building program was undertaken to “get Iowa out of the mud." Road building has become more complicated; Coupal will attest to this. Emphasis has shifted from the purely technical and engineering aspect to the people aspect. Only Administrator “We’re giving a lot more attention today to equal opportunity employment, relocation assistance, environmental considerations and all of the things that bear on the quality of life and people. I think we are coming back to the premise that roads are built for What Do Many Doctors Use When They Suffer Pain And Itch Of Hemorrhoidal Tissues? Exclusive formula gives prompt, temporary relief from such pain and itch in many cases. Helps shrink swelling of hemorrhoidal tissues due to inflammation. ‘helps shrink swelling of such tissues caused by infection. Tests by doctors showed this to bet rue. The medication used was Preparation. Ii'- the same exclusive formula you can buy at any drug counter without a pre- 1 scripting. Try doctor-tested Preparation H. There’s no other formula like it. At drug counters: everywhere, Ointment or suppositories. Harrison Weber people," Coupal commented in an interview. Coupal is the only pure administrator the highway commission has known. Prior to his arrival the chief administrative officer of the commission had always been an engineer. The highway commission is being absorbed by the newly created department of transportation and there are strong indications that the commission named to oversee the DOT is looking for another administrator. Coupal came to Iowa from Bangor, Maine, where he had spent 13 years as city manager. It perhaps was inevitable that Coupal would leave Iowa for an even more demanding job. The position in Washington represents a challenge and those who have played handball with Coupal know that he is a competitor. He’ll bring a degree of expertise to the federal job that some say has been lacking. One of his assignments will be to simplify the implementation of some federal aid programs. A growing number of state highway administrators are harping about the paper work required to build a road. Impounded Funds Another problem that Cou-pal will have to face is the W.S. Asquith Dies, Retired Veterinarian WEST BRANCH - Dr. Win-; field S. Asquith, 94, a longtime; What Cheer veterinarian, died in a West Branch nursing home I Saturday. A graduate of the Chicago veterinary college, he moved to I West Branch following his retirement. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic lodge in What Cheer. Surviving are a son, Robert, West Branch; a sister, Alma jUnsieker, Des Moines; one granddaughter, and one great-granddaughter. Services Tuesday at ll, Barker funeral home. Graveside services Tuesday at 3 at Sixteen cemetery, What Cheer. of Era criticism being unleashed against the Nixon administration for impounding federal highway funds. The federal agency is authorized to spend upwards of $6.5 billion a year. With inflation continuing at such a rapid pace, it is only natural perhaps that the administration looks at the highway program as a spigot that can be turned on and off. 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