Cedar Rapids Gazette, August 25, 1974, Page 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette

August 25, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa HapUs Giifrtf: SM.. Aig. 25, 1874 Vandals, Time Erode Unique American Indian Art Works THE RAVAGES OF time, vandals and construction are slowly destroying a unique Ameritan art form rock scratchings made a millenium ago by wandering Indians. In Utah, an estimated 80 percent of all sites of the scratchings, known as petroglyphs, have been at least partially marred. Here, David Litz, a member of the Utah university petroglyph project, uses an opaque wax pencil on sheets of transparent mylar to record ancient Indian drawings etched on sandstone cliffs in southeastern Utah. Churchill Birthplace Slated for Repair BLENHEIM, England (AP) Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, is to be reroofed with blue-grey slates from England's oldest slate quarry in Cumberland. The quarry'recently exported slates to Canada for roofing the Historical Re- sources building in Freder- icton. Lots of Water About 212.200 cubic feet of water a second thunder over the Niagara Falls. Coe Scholarship Endowment Told Ella Johnson Miller. 3800 Indian road SE, has initiated a endowed scholarship fund for Coe college. The scholarship will be called the Errol! L. Miller and Ella Johnson Miller scholar- ship, commemorating also her husband who died in 1972. When fully funded, the principal amount of the en- dowment will be with the income to be awarded annually to deserving Coe students with financial need. The first awards will be made this year. A like amount has been given to Cornell college in Ml. Vernon. Mrs. Miller's grandmother, Mary Coe Kettering. was the first cousin of Daniel Coe, who founded Coe college in 1851. Mars Tour A round trip to Mars could lie made with a powerful rocket in -100 days, including 40 flays spent in exploring the planet. i HKKK NATION MOM. MK.VT. ITAH tl'I'l) The of tune, vandals and construction are slowly destroying a American art form rock scratching-; made ;i niillcnium by wandering Indians In I'lah, an estimated SO percent of all the sites of pel- roglypln as the scratchings are known have been at least partially marred But a team of University of I'lah art students, financed by the national endowment for (he humanities, is working 1" document some of the art work for posterity ami awaken public interest in saving en- dangered sites "Rubbings" liary Slilovich. 2ti. a senior graphic design major, hopes to take pictures and "rubbings" of HO sites before his six-month, grant runs out. Rock art is scattered throughout North America, but it has generally been overlooked in comparison to J" spectacular discoveries el- sew here in the world. I'tah's drawings an associated with the Fremont culture, which flourished between and A.D. Typical drawings feature mountain sheep, coyotes and hunters. In some regions, trapezoidal human figures wearing headdresses have been pecked into the rock. Slilovich said professional archaeologists have tended to shelve consideration of the scratchings in favor of other research ;rt digging sites because of the difficulty in correlating the art with specific native cultures. As a result, he said, much of the work has been done by those interested in the art it- self. Too Simple "Many contemporary artists say rock art is too simple, yet much of the work displays a high degree of skill in com- position, planning ami execu lion. It's actually a very approachable art form that can involve anyone on any level Researchers agree that the pictures were used as a record of objects, hunt tallies con- cepts and legends. Some were mere scrawls for amusement, but most of the work was done by the tribe's shaman, or others under-his direction, as an aid in insuring health, fer- tility, rain or prosperity. The I'tah student and his aides begin their work by studying rock drawings and photographing sections of par- ticular interest. Then they tape large sheets of transparent mylar over selected panels and work over the entire sheet with an opaque wax pencil, captur- ing the texture of the rock and defining the recessed image. 1-argest Drawing A as the procedure is known, may require several hours or days to finish, depending on the size and amount of detail Slilovich said his drawing was 12 by 20 feet and took two days lo finish "Unexpected lhmgs start appearing in the rock as we work on the rubbings." he said "The feeling of the background is as important as Hie iMt-lifit iiujgc. aiul so '.ic try to gel the figures in the context of their settings "The native artists used na- tural cracks and corners in the rock lo advantage in telling their stories, and we try to Monsoon Is Seasonal Wind Over Arab Sea A monsoon is a seasonal wind Doriu'd from Ilir Arabic [or season, llic uoni was first applied winds uhich [or six iimnlhs from lilt1 iinrlh- cast .titil months from tlu- ai-ross lhi> Arabian sea It has since horn extend- ed In similar seasonal winds in oilier parts of Ilii- world, the World Almanac says They are strongest .ilonu Ihc south- convey Ihe full extenl of Iheir I ern and eastern planning." Asia shore Candidates for School Board To Be Queried Candidates for election to the Cedar Rapids school board will be questioned about is- sues Thursday at p.m. at the Kennedy high school au- ditorium. Seeking two three-year terms on the board are Curran Rosser, Jan Zonneveld. Robert Barber and Norman Lipsky. Candidates for an unexpired two-year term are Mark D. Donahue, Mary Ann Kucera. Howard L. Beall, Carl Ledford and Scott Olson. The candidates night program is being co-sponsored by the Cedar Rapids Educa- tion Assn., Jaycees, League of Women Voters and Parent- Teacher-Student Assn. Things are happening every day in the Classified ads. Just Arrived at Peck's Flower Shop NEW SHIPMENT of unusual Hanging Baskets and Con- tainers including many new Haeger hanging pots. V STONE CROCKS 3, 5, 8 gal. .V WROUGHT IRON FERN HOLDERS WROUGHT IRON PLANT STANDS Also brackets for hanging planters Over 50 kinds of Dried Flowers Foliage and Unusual Cones and Pods Including: Eucalyptus, Yarrow, Baby's Breath, Bleached Bamboo, German Statice, Lotus Pods, Wheat DRIED ARTIFICIAL ARRANGEMENTS and up CACTUS and up URGE GREEN PUNTS for Home and Office FLOWER SHOP CASH CARRY SPECIAL! CARNATIONS TERRARIUM PLANTS Reg. 79' SPECIAL FERNS Reg. NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 9-4 5008 Center Point Road, N.E. Phone 393-5565 Flowering Plants and Fresh Arrangements for all occasions WE DELIVER There's more to a Lebow than meets the eye Some men select A suit on the basis of color .some for fit or fabric feel. We recommend you look for more...look at our Lebows. Each and every suit and sportcoat carries the unmistakable stamp of the tailoring arts. are Sottailored. beautifully detailed inside and out. Find subtle stripes, bold or subdued checks and plaids, country tweeds. 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