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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 14C The Odar Rapids Gazette: Wed., Aug. 14, 1974 iW ' * ,T" L PY*,v,»* ■ •?    -v»-    \4k American Boy Vacations In Soviet Summer Camp iP) — Like any  ,   ... s-... MOSCOW (AP) - Like any other summer camper, 12 year-old Chuck Whitehead got homesick, played practical jokes on his counselor, dido t like some of the food and wrote dutiful letters home. But there was a difference Chuck is an American and his camp was one for Soviet school children on the Black sea near Yalta He lives in Moscow with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Whitehead of Greenbelt, Md Dad is an attache at the ll S embassy here. Both the lively, black-haired seventh grader and his mother expressed satisfaction wit ii the camp experience. "I had a nice time," ( huck said "I wouldn’t mind going back “No Contact" “Chuck was going to a diplomatic school here, with no contact at all with Russians, added Mrs. Whitehead. “We thought it would be a good experience, though we told him he could come home if he didn t like it. But it turned out very well.” Chuck was the only American at the Artek Pioneer camp, which annually takes in 25,000 Soviet children and several hundred children from foreign countries, mostly from the Eastern European bloc. One out of every four children in this country spends part of his summer vacation at one of the many Pioneer camps scattered throughout the Soviet I niC'Ti. Artek is the most prestigious camp, and a stay there is given as a reward to hard workers in both school and society, according to Soviet officials. But. as Chuck put it, many children also come from “priv ileged families One of his fellow campers was the niece of a cosmonaut killed in a plane crash. Segregated by Sex The camp is coed, with boys and girls staying in the same houses but segregated by sex in the sparsely furnished sleeping rooms. Chuck bunked with three boys from Eastern bloc countries. “The Russians pretty much stayed with other Russians," he said, When he arrived. Chuck said, he didn t know that the camp was “so military, so snap-to." The Young Pioneers lead a regimented life, with practically every minute accounted for by their coun- j selors, called commanders “You couldn't be bored, the American boy said, “because they always had you moving.” I He woke up at 6:30 or 7 every j morning, made his bed carefully — "lf you didn't do it right, you got zapped, jumped into his bathing suit and j marched with the rest of his j group to the beach for exer- Then a quick dip in the sea J “if you did your exercises right,” and back to the house fur a change into the Pioneer uniform, consisting of blue pants and white shirts Not Permitted Because he wasn't a Pioneer, ( huck wasn't allowed to wear the other part of the uniform, a red scarf, nor was he permitted to salute the Sov let flag or carry banners. Almost every Soviet child between the ages of b and 14 is a Young Pioneer, the first step up the ladder to potential Communist party mem- j bership After flag-raising cere- j monies and snappy reports by the commanders that the I campers were all present everyone marched into break* i fast to drums and bugles The marching and ceremonies continued throughout the dav, interspersed with sports, handicrafts, cultural activities, sightseeing and cleaning up the camp. Boy, have I got a mouthful,’’ an exasperated < huck j once wrote in his diary about the military rituals “Out of Order But like all children, the campers tried to get around I the regimentation whenever j thev could. C.R. Drug Numbers To report a violation: M.chool Dooley 377-S081 if you no«d h#lp : Foundation ll... 362*21 74 (4 pm lo rn,dnight) “They tried to keep us in line when we marc hed, but nobody followed the rules,’’ ( huck recalled. “As soon as the commander left, we d back out of order." A three-hour nap was required in the afternoon, but the campers surreptitiously read books and hid them under the covers when a commander opened the door. The boys liked to play practical jokes on fellow campers, especially the girls. Favorites were throwing non poisonous jellyfish on unsuspecting sunbathers, and smearing tooth paste on the face and in the hair of sleeping housemates. "Boy will I get him," Chuck wrote in his diary about an erstwhile Soviet friend who pulled the toothpaste trick on him. The next day the diary read: “I didn’t get the guy last night I fell asleep before he did Maybe tonight." Clean I p Another diary entry: “There was an argument as to who would clean up our room. I did." Chuck recalled little political indoctrination or lecturing about the Sov iet system during his camp stay. The one exception, he said occurred when he and other campers were shown a film about the evils of capitalism and fascism, with a lecture preceding it A Soviet girl translated the talk for Chuck until the lecturer saw tin' exchange and ordered her to stop. “But later.’’ Chuck said with a shrug, “she told me about it anyway.” Joking Manner He said he occasionally was taunted as a “capitalist’’ by Sov iet campers, but in a joking manner. Most of them were more eager to find out about life in America and were continually tossing questions at him. During the day and around campfires at night, he taught them American songs, including U.S. army recruit ditties They communicated in his pidgin Russian, their pidgin English and a great deal of sign language. Several of the commanders also practiced their faulty English on him He was a special favorite of the woman commander assigned to his house. “She was always hugging and kissing me." he said, screwing up his face and squirming at the memory. Russian Artists Entertain 2,000 In Monte Carlo MONTE CARLO (AP) — Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and composer Aram Khach-aturyan entertained a crowd of 2,(KHI in the court of Prince Rainier’s palace here The two Russian artists had been scheduled to present a world premiere of a concerto for cello that Khachaturyan had composed especially for Rostropovich However, the composer didn’t complete it in time, and instead directed the orchestra in a performance of another of his compositions, “Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra”. Violinist Fodor Receives Key to New York City NEW YORK (AP) - Eu-gene Fodor, the young horseback-riding American who took top honors in one of the world’s premiere violin competitions, has been given a gold key to the City of New York. Fodor, 24, who became the first American since Van ( liburn to win top honors to the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow, reciprocated by entertaining city officials with a rendition of Paganini’s “Caprice No. 24” on a 1726 violin. Here s a Greek Way To Grill Lamb Steaks By Cecity Brownstone Associated Press food Ed itor FRIENDS collect recipes for us from their friends. One of the hest summer offer mgs comes from a young man of Greek descent. He passed along his family’s favorer way of charcoal-broiling marinated lamb steaks thic kly overlayed with fresh garden mint When we tried his recipe we asked several neighbors to be-“guinea pigs.” They were so enamored of the dish they urged us to call them into service again! The mint, green and attractive when the meat is first put on the grill, chars during the cooking. But no matter. It gives subtle flavor and is removed before serving. This manner of charcoal-grilling lamb is apparently one the young man’s family evolved; we looked into our dozen or so Greek cookbooks but found no mention of it. So we’re especially grateful that we’ve acquired this recipe — and if you try it, we think you will be, too. With the lamb we offered cous-cous — the quick-cooking kind that comes from France — and buttered, fresh young snap beans. For dessert, an old-fashioned fresh fruit pudding was perfect. A word about lighting the c harcoal iii case you aren’t satisfied with your own method The way we like best is recommended by the U. S. department of agriculture “The safest way to kindle charcoal is to use dry wads of crumpled newspaper under the briquets. Then simply light the paper as in starting an ordinary wood fire It may take a little fanning to get the charcoal kindled — in other words, to have gray or whitish spots appear on the briquets. In 20 to 30 minutes or so they will he entirely gray and hot enough to grill.” Charcoal-Grilled Lamb W ith Fresh Mint l 2 cup olive oil 3 tbsps. lemon juice 146 tsps. salt l 4 tsp. cracked pepper 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and slivered Butt half (about 3 lbs.) of a lamb leg, cut into six I-inch thick steaks I or 2 large bunches fresh mint, rinsed Choose a large shallow dish that will just hold the 1 lamb steaks in a single layer; we used a 3-quart oblong glass baking dish (13 1 2 by 8% by I % inches). In the dish whisk together the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper; add the garlic. Add lamb arid turn to coat well. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 12 hours, turning meat once midway. Remove lamb from marinade; .reserve marinade. Arrange a thick layer of the mint, stalks and all, on the bottom side of a large hinged broiling rack; place lamb steaks over mint; cover with another thic k layer of the mint; close rack. Grill over hot gray charcoal briquets, brushing with reserved marinade, to desired doneness — IO to 20 minutes on eac h side. To test doneness, with a small sharp knife* cut a slit iii the meat — it should look slightly pink if you like lamb medium-rare, gray if you like it well-done. Open broiling rack and remove mint — it will be charred — before serv ing lamb Makes 4 to 0 servings. Top marinated lamb steaks with fresh mint and charcoal grill to perfec bon with this special Greek recipe. HF lf you bouql itch meat th lit lunch meat the way you buy bananas, you’d buy Schweigertfs lf you'd pick up packages of sliced lunch meat and compare 'em side by side — the way you do with bananas —we bet you’d buy Schweigert sliced lunch meat. ■ Try it the next time you're at the store. 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