Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 23, 1974, Page 9

Cedar Rapids Gazette

September 23, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa She Teaches Reformatory Residents She hus Mi'vpr hiifl in nun HIII Tills nrlmilnle run The Cedar Kaplds Mon., Sept. 23, 197 school in grades kindergarlei: through four. Nine students are transported to Pleasant Hill school al Marshalitow: each day. Resigns Post as Tama Magistrate TOLEDO Marsha Stansherry, Montour, traffic and small claims clerk in Tama counly judicial mag- istralcs court, has resigned effective Friday. She began work July 7, 1973, in the department which a part of the office of the Tama County Clerk Dorothy Jones. Mrs. Slansbcrry wishes to pursue work in her chosen field, physical education. She Is a graduate of Soulh Tama high school and of the Univer- sity of Northern Iowa, where she was awarded a BA degree In physical education. She did her practice teaching in Marshalltown high school and Anson elementary school in Marslmlllown. OR. CRAVEN DENTIST PRACTICE LIMITED TO DENTURE WORK 113 1.1 A... Cwtor RoMi. to. OtM Momiti Moion Cly S'OiM City _______ m to leave. hc was too embarrassed to explain what he was doing but came back later and took pictures. Elkin started by writing short stories but has not writlen any in almost ten years. A short story for him began with a situation that was already firmly in his head. His story, "I Look Out for Ed for instance, start- ed with a friend of a friend spending the nighl al Elkin's home and repealing the phrase over and over during Ihc evening conversation. No Situation "It was a marvelous title but there was no situation. I kept it in mind, Ihen one day I was wondering what I would be worth if everything I owned could be turned into cash. It came out to less than but I had the silualion for the story." Elkin also writes occasional magazine articles. His lalest about a mail order company thai sells novelties and gags, ran in Esquire this summer. Hc has completed Iwo screen plays. "The Six-Ycar-Old Man" was purchased by Stella Ste- vens and thai was Ihe lasl Elkin has heard. Last year he wrote "The Art of War" for Columbia Pictures. Given Parameters "I don't know what the lat- est is on thai. Al Pacino and Jane Fonda are reading il, but I don't have any confidence it will ever be made. I did it lo order like a tailor, like cutting a suit lo order. The idea was Producer-direc- tor Michael Ritchie's. He pretly much gave me the parameters. It wasn't a very pleasant experience. The mon- ey was pleasant." That Elkin became a writer, like imagination, was an act of recognition. He discovered thai he was one. "One does what one can. The only thing I can do is wrile. II wasn't a decision on my part as much ,is a sort of discovery. If I could hit home runs, I'd play baseball. Writ- ing is kind of an indulgence. It Is what I do simply because there isn't anything else. I'd rather sing In a band, rather lie a Beallc." MCN--WOMEN Aro you looking for a job In Administration? II ynu qualifly, wo'll pay a -nonlli (boforo dodue- lioni) lo lonrn Admitmlration, Join Ilift propld wlio'vo jointid llto Arm> Call Army Opportunities 365-8601 3717 1.1 N.I. At) Equal Oppoflunly Employe education coordinator, ap- proximately 408 of (he (12.'! res- idenls are registered In class-1 es. Prior to July, 18118, the state handled the education pro- gram. Since (hen, il has been under Ihe supervision of Kirk- wood Community college. Booth said, "One advantage with Kirkwood is it is strictly education and are more readi- ly available lo expertise. The vocational rehabilita- tion program has an enroll- ment of 82. This is partly fi- nanced by (lie Iowa Slate Industries, New Program "Kirkwood operates auto mechanic, body shop, welding, carpentering and food services programs. Industries funds a meat-culling course. Indus- tries consist of a print shop; building maintenance, and tire retread Booth said. A new government-funded program was begun lasl week at the reformatory. This was made possible by a grant through the Iowa de- partment of public instruc- tion. The program employs Ihe Weslinghousc PLAN (Program Learning According Need) system of computer- centered instruction. This is individualized instruction to inmates under the age of 21 who have low-level reading and math skills. Three new Instructors were hired this summer to head the program. They are Mrs. Erwin VonSprecken, Hill Huntoon, and Phil Jacks. There are 43 presently en- rolled under PLAN. They at- tend 70 per week. Heading, social studies, sci- ence and math are the subject areas. Very Enthused Hunloon said, "We are very enthused .with the system. Students' cards are placed in the terminal here and are read and corrected by the computer in Iowa City and re- turned. "This tells us what grade- levels Ihe sludenls are in and how Ihcy are progressing. We also use a lot more visual aids and tapes with Ihc program than the regular school here. Each student works individu- ally al his own pace." The program needs re-fund- ing each year to conlinue. PLAN is presently used at Prairie high in Cedar Rapids, among 100 other schools in the U.S. II is used at only one other stale inslitulion, in Georgia. Max Fliehler, counselor, said, "Those enrolling have several oplions. Mrs. Cecil Sams, reading instructor at the Iowa men's reformatory, An- amosa, has about 65 students. She completed work for a degree 23 years after she started. "They sign up for self- improvemenl or to obtain a high school diploma, GED, lo aid in their vocation, or for post high school work. There are 32 class sections in addi- tion lo 26 high school credit correspondence courses, "From July 1, 1973, to June 1, 1974, 96 received high school diplomas." Fliehler said he would like lo see 125 enrolled under the PLAN. He said all credits received are computerized so any time those who their education after the reformatory can them. He said the average the residents are from months. that, at further leaving obtain term of 16 to 18 When the weather is for the birds .or you find it's 7 o'clock at night and our doors are locked, don't let your feathers get ruffles. Save by mail. We furnish the envelopes postage paid both ways. You. simply track down the nearest mailbox and drop in your deposit.We record it. Then mail you a record of deposit. Why, you can even open a more-for-your- money savings account at Perpetual by mail. So, next time you get stuck in the snow, or whatever, or you get caught in a traffic jam and don't reach our office in time. Remember there's an easier way. Save by mail. SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIO CEDAR RAPIDS, BOWA 52407 DOWNTOWN OFFICE: 110 Second Ave., 366-1851 LINDALE PLAZA OFFICE: Lindale Plaza Shopping 393-7700 IOWA CITY OFFICE: 132 E. 338-9751 ;