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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Odar Rapids Gazette: Wed.. Aug. 28. 1974 Volunteer Alert In all areas we need each other. Vie need to be of use and tthrrs grrd to Ibal Ibry art esteemed b> us; (hat we are net whole without them. Nor ran our hu- manity be perfected unless we help others live and grow. SWIMMERS; If you like kids, swimming and teach- ing, we have a need for your talents to work in a local pool giving swimming instructions to energetic youngs- ters. READERS: If you enjoy reading and own a tape recorder, or are interested in learning Braille, you can he of valuable service in extending both the written and taped libraries for the blind. COUNSELORS: If you are interested in telephone counseling and have a concern for pregnant girls, we have an opportunity for you to counsel from your home. ESCORTS: If you enjoy elderly people and would like to help them get to where the action is, your assist- ance is needed on one or more weekdays helping them on and off the bus. TUTORS: If you have a knack for teaching reading, there are a number of adults in our community who are unable to read but wish to learn. Your lime and skill could make that possible. GROUPS: If your group or organization would like to learn more about volunteerism and how the voluntary Action Center works, give us a call and we will arrange an interesting program for you. Let's begin to try, to do, to build, to breathe, to live with patience, with care, with an open mind. Telephone the Voluntary' Action Center at 365-6942, or stop in at 712 Third avenue SE, weekdays between and Couple Criticizes U. S, History Textbooks MILWAUKEE (AP) Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Gabler think George Washington played a more significant role in American history than Mar- ilyn Monroe. And they think textbooks should show it. So the self-proclaimed crit- ics of American history texts gave a good dressing down to a publisher whose latest edi- tion devoted six pages to the blonde bombshell of the 1950s and only one paragraph to the father of our country. As a Parent "We look for only one thing undesitible said Gabler, who retired as an oil company clerk last year to devote full time to textbook reviews. "The books are re- viewed as a parent, not as teachers. We try to relate to parents." The Gablers shuttle across the country almost continually to urge education groups to support traditional textbooks jammed with hard facts rather than discussions of so- called relevant modern sociol- ogy. They spot misspelled words, exaggerations and factual errors, and also critique the over-all content and balance of textbooks. "We've probably read more than a thousand, textbooks in the last 14 Mrs. Gabler said. She concedes nei- ther she nor her husband has any special schooling in the field but says, "I figure I know enough to be a Ph.D." Changed Constitution They said they got into text- book reviewing when their high school son asked for help on an assignment and they found that the U. S. Constitu- tion had been changed in the book. "All parents should take a good look at what their children are being said Mrs. Gabler. "That's what we tell parents wherever we go." Their efforts have turned the Gablers' home in Longview, Texas, into some- thing of a modern textbook library. They said they have spent thousands of hours and thousands of dollars carrying their message to parents in other states. "The aim of education is to bring facts, skill and knowl- edge to our children, not these other things that are going to be of no value to them in later Mrs. Gabler says. "They need to know facts, and they're being cheated if they don't get the chance to learn them." New Library Books Range World From Astronomy to Tops------------------------ Variety of subject the books recently added to the Cedar Rapids Public Library Two volumes in the Life Library of Photography are among the new titles. "Fron- tiers of Photography" by the editors of Timc-Lifo Books illustrates recent changes in equipment, technique, and subject matter. Many of the illustrations are in color. "Travel Photography" is beautifully illustrated in both color and black and white. Very brief information is given about how each picture was made. Books on summer recreation include "All Aboui Tutting" by the editors of liolf Many of the chapters are by well-known pro-golfers. Also seasonal is "The complete Mo- torcycle Nomad; a Guide to Machines, Equipment, People, and Places" by Roger Loving. It should provide helpful hints to the rider and interesting in- formation to the reader who merely wants to know what the sport is all about. Unicycles For the person who wants to learn to do something new there is "The Unicyde Book" by .lack Wiley which covers the machine itself and how to ride it. A summer book which looks forward to next spring is "Plant It Now, Dry It Later" by Harriet Floyd. It gives ins- tructions on drying flowers and foliage and suggestions for us- ing them. Help for parents faced with vacation-collected pets may be found in "May I Keep This Clam, Mother? It Followed Me by Ronald Rood. Mr. Rood, a former biology teacher, gives conversational but practical suggestions for the care of pets outside the usual pony to parakeet range. Astronomy Suitable for any season is Suspects Herbicides Causing Frog Decline By Frank Ryan MADISON, Wis. (UPI) The once plentiful leopard frog has been dying off in large numbers in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states and no one knows why. In addition to being an im- portant food source for animals, birds and fish, leopard frogs are big business for firms that collect them by the ton and sell them, mainly for classijnm study. Because of the rapid decline in the population of the species, and losses in 12 other species of frog found in Wisconsin, the state department of natural resources (DNR) has a biologist working full time on the problem. Suspect Herbicide "I suspect herbicides and pesticides are knocking them out and knocking other things like reptiles out said biologist Richard Vogt of the University of Wisconsin. Vogt has a grant from the DNR to find out the reason for the decline in frog numbers, especially the leopard variety. There is no limit on the number of frogs that can be taken by hunters, although they can be harvested only between May and December. Bullfrogs, used mainly for human consumption (frog- cannot be taken in two Wisconsin counties, Jefferson and Wahvorth. Because of the combination of frog mortality rates and next to no restrictions on harvest- ing. Vogt said he might recommend legislation setting bag limits and strictures on the use of herbicides and pes- ticides in certain areas after completing his study next spring. "All you need is a fishing license and there are no bag limits for the he said. "Not Getting Enough" At present, however, Vogt said he had a "good suspicion" that overharvesting was not the main reason for the loss of leopard frogs. Bullfrogs, he said, and amphibians such as snapping turtles, also a source of food for humans, were being ovornar- vested. MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION through the University of iowa ORIENTATION AND REGISTRATION Thursday, September 5, 1974 at 5 P.M. Washington Senior High School Cafeteria HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Instructor-. 3 Semester Hours; Thursdays; First Session Sept. 5, P.M.; Washington H.S. MATERIAL ECONOMIC THEORY Instructor: Jeffers; 3 Semester Hours; Tuesdays; First Session Sept. 10 p.m. Washington H.S. Additional to be announced at orientation For Further information, call 398-5547 Sponsored by CONTINUING EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF CEDAR RAPIDS "Asimov on Astronomy" by Isaac Asimov who not only un- derstands what he is writing about but also has the gift of writing so that the ordinary person can understand it also. For the collector or the per- son uho just wants to add to bis store of information (here is "Mail Memories, Pictorial Guide to Postcard Collecting" and "The Top; t'niversal Toy, Knduring Pastime" by D.W. Gould. The top was an ancient toy long before the postcard, or even the writing on it. had been thought of. "The Woman He Loved; the Story of the Duke and Oneness of Windsor" by Ralph (i. Mar- tin is a friendly, gossipy kind of book. The author inter- viewed the Ouchess and a number of Kdward's close friends. Jazz Age Another readable biography is "Remembering Bix; a Memoir of the Age" by Ralph Berton. Bix Biederbecke was born in Davenport Iowa March 190.1. He died in Jamaica, New York, at the age of 28. In between he had become a noted figure in the world of jazz music. Berton has used contemporary accounts in addition to his personal memories. These books may be obtained through any agency of the Cedar Rapids Public Library. School Board Notes "Actually, the only reason we're HERE is so we can hold our own with friends who play 'Travel Burns: Sloshes Would "Influence Thinking" WASHINGTON (AP) Federal Reserve Chairman Arthur Burns said the Fed would take into account any budget cuts in deciding whether to continue its tight money policy. Burns refused to make any commitment to ease money restraints if congress slashes the budget, but he said such a step "undoubtedly would influence our thinking." A reduction in the fiscal 1975 budget requested by former President Nixon would be the single most important step to curb infla- tion. Burns said. The Cedar Rapids Commun- ity school board Monday night turned down a request by fire- men to park fire fighting I equipment on school grounds and at the same time take voluntary contributions for the .lerry Lewis Muscular j trophy telethon. The board acknow ledged !hr worthiness of the project, but said it was contrary to school policy to allow such so- licitations on school grounds. Any deviation from the policy, it said, would put the board in the positon of deciding which fund raising efforts are worthy and which are not. Personnel Sheila Billington, project leader for elementary social studies, was named to an in- terim position of coordinator of project basic inquiry. She will receive a salary of a year. Four persons have been selected for the University of Iowa "The Management of Educational Change Pro- gram." They will be employed by the district in project leader roles part lime and will pursue the graduate program Friday and Saturday. Named were Joyce Brennan, John Christenson. Charles Lingren and Mary Studt. Selected as alternates were Ruth White and William Newman. The board made the follow- ing teaching appointments: Joanne Dunnick, Nancy Guilbeault, Sylvia Kuenne- inann. Tracy Mayberry. Christine McCandless, Francis I. Moe. Judy Naylor. Karen M. Perry, Gary .1 Anita Sieh and Vnmla Wai- lace Leaves "f absence were granted to Cathy Hughes and Kathleen Robinson. Resigna- tions were accepted from Joanne Wankenship. Darwin G. Benson. Phillip Ehrenhard. Arnold Erickson, and Pamela Greedy. Non-leaching appointments were made to Wilbert Beck- man. Terrye Dlouhy. Lareen Gull, Helen Hunter, Kenneth Morgan, David T. Nash and Rickey Schmelzer. Trips Approval was given for leaders of the Kennedy con- cert choir to attend an over- night conference in Bonne Sept. 7 and 8 to develop goals and year-long plans. Approval was given for
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