Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 29, 1974, Page 9

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July 29, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 29, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Odar Rapid? Gazette: Mon., July 29. 1971 5 Corn Carnival Prize Winners "LHtle Bo Peep" Lori Lage, Grundy Center, left photo, and her sheep carried away second place honors in the pot division at the Kiddies parade during the recent Gladbrook corn carnival. "My Little Grass Shack in Kealalielua, Hawaii" won Angie Handorf first place in the song titles division of tha festivities. by Pe-rmelia Lav, Giadbrook CITY The supreme court has held that religion has no place in the public schools. Right? Wrong. The court, in a 1963 case striking clown prayers in public schools, observed, one's education is not complete without a study of comparative religions or the history of religion and its rela- tionship 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 incorpo- rate studies about religion into public school curricula, according to Professor Joseph Forcinelli, a pioneer in the development of such pro- grams. 25 States Forcinelli, a master teacher in a University of Iowa sum- mer institute on teaching about religion in public schools, says school districts in at least 25 states offer such courses, usually at the second- ary level. In Ms native Cali- fornia, Forcinelli says, 100 school districts are involved. In five states, curricula have been developed by the states themselves. Two states require specific teacher certi- fication for teaching about re- ligion. 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 lie 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 violat- ing the separation of church and state doctrine of the First Amendment to the U.S. Consti- Forcinelli notes. "Certain other persons mis- takenly 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 feel- he observed. Unidentified Man Among Two Drowning Victims By United Press International Only two persons drowned in Iowa waters over the week- end as temperatures cooled somewhat from last week's high 90s and low 100s. Davenport police said it probably will be several days before they are able to iden- tify a man who drowned in the M H U n i t' S i Mississippi river Saturday Alumni PicniC Authorities said there was C i r A i 0 no identification on the man. O6T TOT 10; who drowned when he tried to IB is: sffim ashore after fishing. Forcinelli believes that full public acceptance of such cur- ricula depends on teacher preparation and teacher in- tegrity. In California, Forcinelli and others convinced the state to initiate teacher certification requirements that are the equivalent of a master's de- gree 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 ap- proach emphasizes the signifi- cant events in the existence of a particular religion, while a literary approach studies the Bible and other religious writ- ings 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 teach- ers risk turning off students by using the course as a soap- box for preaching. "Anyone teaching about re- ligion musn't delude himself into believing it is a good oc- c a s i o n to get 'morality' Forcinelli advises. The aim of tne U. of I. insti- tute is to prepare teachers in the public secondary schools to teach academic courses in religion. DES MOINES (AP) Cam- paign disclosure for 1968 and 1970 political races was the biggest issue in a debate be- tween U.S. Senate Candidates John Culver and David Stan- ley Saturday. The two appeared on "Iowa the Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network's week- ly televised news show. Culver, a Democrat, chal- lenged his Republican op- ponent to join him in disclos- ing all the financial details of their earlier campaigns. "I don't think I even 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 refus- ing all special interest con- tributions and Culver should do the same. Culver asked Stanley whether he had accepted spe- cial interest money in his un- successful senate campaign against Harold Hughes in 1968 and his unsuccessful primary battle with Rep. Fred Schwen- gel in 1970. Stanley said he didn't know, but "I'm certain there was very little special interest money." Culver voluntered to release all details of his 1968 and 1970 campaigns for Second district congress if Stanley would make his details available. By Harrison Weber AMES (IDPA) Joseph Coupal's departure as Iowa's director of highways signals the end of an era. Coupal is going to Washing- ton, D. C., to become an assis- tant to the federal highway administrator. During his eight-year tenure as highway director, the state has spent over 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 tie back in the 1920s when a massive road building pro- gram was undertaken to "get Iowa out of the mud." Road building has become more complicated; Coupal will attest to this. Emphasis has shifted the purely technical and engineering aspect to the people aspect. Only Administrator "We're giving a lot more at- tention today to equal oppor- tunity 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 pre- mise that roads are built for Harrison Weber Coupal commented in an interview. Coupal is the only pure ad- ministrator the highway com- mission has known. Prior to his arrival the chief adminis- trative officer of the commis- sion had always been an engi- neer. The highway commission is being absorbed by the newly created department of trans- portation and there are strong indications that the commis- sion named to oversee the DOT is looking for another ad- ministrator. Coupal came to Iowa from Bangor, Maine, where he had spent 13 years as city manag- er. It perhaps was inevitable that Coupal would leave Iowa for an even more demanding job. Tile position in Washing- ton represents a challenge and those who have played handball with Coupal know that he is a competitor. He'll bring a degree of ex- pertise to the federal job that some say has been lacking. One of his assignments will be to simplify the implementa- tion of some federal aid pro- grams. 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. Asquifh Dies, Retired Veterinarian WEST BRANCH Dr. Win- field S. Asquitli, 94, a longtime What Cheer veterinarian, died in a West Branch nursing home Saturday. A graduate of the Chicago veterinary college, he moved to West Branch following his re- tirement. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic lodge in! What Cheer. j Surviving are a son, West Branch; a sister, Alma Unsicker. Des Moines; one; granddaughter, and one great- granddaughter. Services Tuesday at 11, Barker funeral home. Graveside services Tuesday at 3 at Sixteen cemetery. What Cheer. criticism being unleashed against the Nixon administra- tion for impounding federal highway funds. The federal agency is au- thorized to spend upwards of 56.5 billion a year. With infla- tion continuing at such a rapid pace, it is only natural per- haps that the administration looks at the highway program as a spigot that can be turned on and off. It probably will fall upon Coupal to travel extensively to explain the administration's program to state highway of- ficials. "I'll have empathy for Coupal confided. Coupal will be working as the No. 2 man in the federal highway administration under administrator Norbert Tie- maun, a former governor of Nebraska. More Security With FALSE TEETH At Any Time Alrai.l false teeth will drop at the vnmK limn? A dpnlnrp adhesive can help. Powder cives dentures a longer, firmer, steadier hold. Why he embarrassed? For mnre MH-urity and romfnrt, use FAS- TKKTII Denture Adhesive Powder. Dentures that fit are. essential to health. See your dentist regularly. -Advertisement Advertisement the date for the annual alumni They described the victim r as black, between the ages of picnic of the Mental Hea th in- 1 i 3D and 38, about 5-foot-10, and shtute's alcohol and drug abuse about 175 pounds, service unit. What Do Many Doctors Use Whenliey Suffer Pain Andltch Of Hemofrhoidal Tissues? .Exclusive formula gives prompt, temporary relief from such pain and itch in many cases. Helps shrink swelling of hemorrhoidal tissues due to inflammation. A Racine, Wis.. man was the second drowning victim. W a r r e n county authorities soid Edward Klingler. 27, a pharmacy student at Drake Speaker for the day will be: in Dcs Moines dur- ing the school year, drowned while he was swimming alone Three hundred lo GOO North- cast and East Central lowans usually attend. Judge Louis Fautsch of Du- buquc. chairman of Iowa's new commission of alcoholism. Thir- teen graduates of the 12-month counselor training program will receive diplomas and 15 men and women accepted for thej 1JI74-75 class will be introduced.1 Also on the program will be a prominent alumnus and some- one currently in treatment. A chicken dinner will be served ;il I n in may be marie with W. K.' 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