Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 2, 1974, Page 7

Cedar Rapids Gazette

October 02, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4A The Cedar Rapids (.azelle. Wed.. Oct. 2. IJI7I Your United Way At Work Tin Bull ViTtiiin. a businessman here in Cedar Rapids Vcnir contributions tu Ilic Culled Way lius helped me "II was several years ago when my children were vaca- tioning wilh siiine friends of the family Two of my suns and two of their friends were working in Ihe water on an eleetne hoist. Somehow' the hoist developed a short All four nf the hoys were in danger of being eleetroeuted "It was my 18 year-old daughter. Hue, who recognized the emergency. First she called for help, then turned tiff Ihe electric current and pulled three nf the hoys from the water Two of them had received a severe enough jolt to require moulh-tu-mouth resuscitation which Sue administered. "All four of the youngsters are alive and well today, thanks to the training my daughter Sue received through the American Red Cross in a water safely course. This is just one of the programs in one of the 22 agencies that is supported by your contribution to the United Way. Thanks to ymi it's working! Children's Booklet Warns Against Poisonous Plants ATLANTA (DPI) 1'leasi don't eal the daffodils, the po- .tato plant or the pecvh tree leaves. That's the message in a 12- page coloring booklet for children tilled "Never Never Land of Poisonous Plants" that's become a demand item among youth groups, teachers and parents across Georgia. It might have hit Ihe best seller lists in children's book stores, but it's free for Ihe asking. The booklet was published by the Garden Club of Georgia in an effort to educate children and in many cases teachers and parents to Ihe dangers posed by at least poisonous pluiita that Flourish in Georgia anil other southeastern states. Only Beginning The club printed and dis- tributed copies and thought that was the end of their project But il was only the beginning. Demand has hern phenomenal. "It's been said Mrs. Thorne Winter, the club's slate civic development chair- man, in charge of distribution. "We had no idea il would stretch out this far into so many fields. But the reception has been tremendous." The first were dis- tributed through (he club's slate organization and the Georgia department of human resources to interested groups throughout the state. That first distribution touched off an even bigger demand. A second printing of an additional conies was quickly exhausted. "We're trying to gel another 111.0110 printed now." said Mrs. Winter. "Almost Unbelievable" A newspaper story after the first printing brought an "al- most unbelievable demand." sin said "My phone was busy fur ;i week and within four days I received orders for 12.11011 loon- books." The book is primarily an educational tool, she said Along with posters of the poisonous plants, it is used as a leaching aid in grade schools. classes and nature trail -.indies I1 "ir-ini.; used by Boy and '.irl Scout troops and has been placed in poison control ii'iiiers, children's hospitals and offices of pediatricians Inquiries about the bunk tiav- come from a school sys- t' in Carolina and !i niii as far away as Denver ;illi! Maine One page of Ihe booklet I'- iicuiicd tu the mushroom with il.e lext "Mushrooms arc Muuifu! anil fascinating They ii'ip up in the yard unexpec- never never touch ni '-ai one Mosl mushrooms poisonous. Only an experl i ;ni ine good from the bad I i-ll '.our pals Inset Plate I jiUtjlu alion the in indpal poisonous plaM', AfiH'ii Ilounsh HI Georgia and othei In addition in large oollirie drawing ol Doctors Tell New Treatment For Eye Cancer SAN FRANCISCO (1'PI) A team of Ohio State university physicians has reported suc- cessful treatment of eye cancer with the implantation of radioactive "seeds" in the inner eye. Gurilhcr Khlers, the team leader, told the American Roentgen Kay Society's annual meeting that an ophthal- mologist and a radiotherapist make a polyethelcrie ring load- ed with !iny radon-filled gold containers resembling seeds. The ring. Killers said, is su- tured to the area surrounding Ihe malignant mass and is left in place indefinitely He said response to the treatment was slow He explained, "flattening and gradual disappearance of the tumor mass was observed ni a number of patients only six to eight months after irradia- tion The Ohio Stale team used the leclinique on IH patients Khlers said Ihe doctors were able to preserve "useful vision and arresl the cancer of II of them Malignant melanoma of the eve is a rare though devastat- ing cancer thai usually affects persons in tiie !iO-and-older age bracket. Sudden, unexplained loss of MMon is a major symplom of Ihe cancer Traditional Ijcal- been the o! Venezuela Sets Overseas Education for Students the plant or flower for children to color, there is an inset plate with each showing in black Ihe parts that are poisonous. For instance, the leaves, stems and pit of a peach are poisonous, along with the bulb of the daffodil, the green por- tion of the Irish potato plant and the sun-greened part of the potato itself. Other plants which have poisonous parts and are illus- trated or listed in the book are castor bean, dieffenbachia. horse chestnut, oleander poison ivy. pokeweed, rhododendron, wisteria, burn- ing bush, cyclamen, elephant ear. four o'clock, foxglove, iris. .Jerusalem cherry, jimson weed. Hly-of-valley. milkweed, mock-orange, monkshood, mountain laurel, pimpernel, pinks, rattle box, Scotch broom, snow on the mountain. Spanish bayonet, spider lily. tulip and wild yellow .jes- samine. .Member Research Information for the booklet was researched by club members. It was written by Mrs. John Henry Bailey and edited by W B. Baker, professor emeritus of biology and director of the Kmory university museum. Illustra- tions were by Mrs Ralph Barker, a commercial artist. Copies may be obtained by writing Mrs. Winter, 2li2 River Oak drive, Atlanta, Ga. CARACAS. Venezuela (AIM On Ihe verge of nationalizing its rich oil and iron ore indus- tries. Venezuela has embarked on a program to train some 10.000 students abroad every year lo run these and oilier in- dustries. The plan would permit students, through government-sponsored schol- arships to study the indus- trialized nations, mainly the U.S. the No. 1 consumer of oil. The six-mouth-old center-left government of President Carlos Andres Perez has bud- geled approximately million a year for the scholarship program. Oil Income Thanks to soaring oil prices in recent years, the Perez ad- ministration estimates oil in- come this year will reach approximately billion 'We have the money to back tip such a program. Perez this week told the first group of 2.000 scholarship winners. 'And Venezuela lacks the human resources needed to bring about a real social and economic transformation." The purpose of the plan is to reduce the country's depen- dence on imported technology and foreign experts, par ticularly as Ihe nation approaches full state control and management of its nearly three-million-barrel-a-day oil industry and iron ore mining, currently operated by mostly American firms. Of the first group of scholarship students, ranging from Hi to 25 in age, some will go to the U. S.. another KM) to Great Britain. 50 to Mexico and to Spain. The rest will be trained in local universities. Finaneial Needs The Chicago-based Institute of International Education a nonprofit organiza- tion, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy will supervise, coordinate and channel the financial needs of the .students during their studies in the U. S. Al university and technical level schools. Ihe students will prepare themselves for work in the petroleum, steel, agricul- ture, cattle, fishing, naval and aeronautic industries in this South American nation of nearly 11.5 million inhabitants Their scholarships will cover school fees, travel expenses, food and lodging as well as an extra sum for those married students to help with their family expenses. In the U. S.. students will attend such institutions as the University of Colorado, the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Utah, the University of Southern Califor- nia, the University of Califor- nia in Sacramento. Pacific university, Texas A and M, the University of Tennessee. Northeastern university and the California Polytechnic Ins- mute. Student Cost Lopez, head of the scholarship program, estimat- ed that each student would cost the Venezuelan government approximately taking into account that such a figure would vary in different coun- tries and also in different slates of the U. S. Won't Scrap Map Prayer RALEIGH. NT. (liPI) _ The motorist's prayer on state road maps is going to remain despite recent criticism, a state official says. In a letter. Transportation Secretary Troy Doby told Lawrence Rousn of Wilson, an outspoken critic who has threatened to sue if it is not removed, that Ihe prayer will be included in the next printing of tin1 map Doby said the reason for re- taining the prayer was two- fold: One. it has been a tradi- tion since ISfifi; and two, it is a "secular item lo promote an attitude of safely in North .Carolina." Rouse. Norman Smith of the Greensboro American Civil Liberties Union and some others have complained that the prayer illegally combines church and stale Doby said that, even though Ihe word "prayer" is on Inn map. "the primary purpose is not to encourage people to at- tend church or be heller religiously bill for our citizens and visitors to be consciously aware ol safely on Ihe roads and highways in North Carolina "Hill, il's the best invest- ment any government can said who believes thai Ihe percentage of students completing studies is likelv In exceed SO percent. President Perez explained that selection was done Ihrough computers and "the students were chosen without any discrimination. No one was asked what ideas he has; if he is a party member or indepen- dent; if he comes from Ihis or that class of Venezuelans, or if he comes from Ihis or thai part of the country." "Need Technicians" 'tt'e need abonl 1140 pe- troleum technicians in Ihe shortest lime possible, 5110 pe- troleum engineers. 500 mechanical engineers. 250 electrical engineers, 250 chemists 250 petroleum economists, -too administrative and management experts. 511 civil engineers. Perez said. The iron ore industry is ex- pected to be nationalized by December and the president said thai we need (III mechanical engineers. 50 me- tallurgical engineers. III! elec- trical engineers. 10 civil en- gineers anil advanced technicians." Through the scholarship program the government hopes to diversify Ihe country's oil-dcpcmleul economy wilh the creation of new Industries, such as shipbuilding. "In size and scope, il is perhaps the biggest under- taking by any one country, thus said Cassandra Pyle, UK's area director for South America. 6 Special Planters and Hanging Pots Attractive new hanging pots and planters is the easy and artistic way to add colorful touches to your home decorating. Use live or artificial flowers and plants. Suitable for any room in your home. Pots and planters in interest- ing shapes and colors with rope for hanging. ARMSTRONG GIFTS CHINA-FOURTH FLOOR Boys' Outerwear SAW; >i Shop early for best selection of hoys' outorwear in a variety of styles and colors. There are some exceptional buys here! Warm shells wilh a choice of linings. Sizes 8 lo 20. ARMSTRONG BOYS' STORE THIRD FLOOR Stevens Paniy Hose Sale Sale ends October Slock up on I P Stevens panly hose lor and winter All ol Tail's lie.sl selling colors ate available Wide range of sixes, Tummy Trimmer and Support styles. rog. KALK Tummy Control Trimmer 2.711 Tummy Trimmer n.95 ARMSTRONG HOSIERY-STREET FLOOR Final Clearance Famous Name Slacks u. si lo S22.50 PRICE i-'INAI Cl.EARANCli! 100% polyester and po- lyester blend slacks from our regular stock. Famous name quality and styling. Choice of cuff or hem bottom, solid colors and patterns. Sizes to 42 waist. 30 to mseam. ARMSTRONG MEN'S FURNISHINGS STREET FLOOR Girls' Sportswear values 1'niin lo Girls' sportswear from a famous name you'll re- cognize al once Slacks! Skirts' Sweaters! Shirts! of styles, colors and sizes. Girls' sizes 7-1-1: preteen S-14. ARMSTRONG GIRLS' STORE THIRD FLOOR Little Girls' Sportswear l.tllle girls acrylic kml slacks, leans, swi-alers, skins and knit tops Choose from a good seieclton of solid colors and prints '2 to (ix ARMSTRONG CHILDREN'S STORE THIRD FLOOR ;