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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa IIL The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., Nov. 14. 1974 Television Today By Jay Sharbutt -- 'Switch' Tries Tube Turn Off NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly every game show on TV has a play-at-home version on sale in toy (stores. But a new play-at-home TV game now coming on the market isn’t seen on television. Nor is it likely to be. The reason: Its goal is to encourage less TV viewing by children. The game is “Switch”. Its being sold by mail by Action for Children's Television, an activist group which since 1968 has demanded higher quality children’s programs without commercials on television. The general aim of the $1.50 plaything “is to let families know there’s something else to life than television,” says, Peggy Charren, president of ACT, based in Newtonville, Mass. The game, printed on folding paper, starts with an imaginary TV set switched “on.” It takes a player a maximum of 56 moves, fewer if luck prevails, to reach vic-. tory. Which in this case is “off.” * * * There are IO draw cards which let the combatants make from one to five moves, at a time. They must thread their way through a total of 30 commercials, one technical difficulty, one station break and 19 shows with such names as “'Hie Braided Bunch” and “Tarred Wreks”. En route, they get five “switch” alternatives, such as one switch to public TV’ or a switch “from buying a toy to making one.” The players pick their commercials from a stack of commercial cards for such imaginary goodies as “Glop Top”, a soft drink, or “CapriCavity Granules”. Thev have to get rid of the cards to move to new positions. “Since you can't win until you do that,” says Mrs. Charre^ “we hope the children — and we hope their parents play the game with them — will really learn what the switches mean. * * * “What they’re saying is to switch off, to try another kind of activity, like walking or reading a book, or avoiding the sugar foods sold on children’s television, or switching from buying the expensive toys that seem to make up almost all the toy advertising on TV this season.” She said the game isn’t sold in stores, only at ACT, which has ordered a first-round printing of 20.000 “Switch” sheets. ACT won’t make any profit, she said, “and we’re going to lose money even if we sell them all. Hopefully, it won’t be more than a few thousand dollars. “But we felt the important thing about the game was its educational aspect. We’re not using this as a fund-raiser.” The game probably would be best for kids aged seven to 12. she said, but emphasized that their parents should play it with them because “the whole point is that it’s a joint activity.” * * * “Switch” was devised by ACT, she said, “after we decided it might be fun to help children turn off the sets. “We’ve always felt that television is a joint responsibility, and that no matter how good programs are. there is a time when too much television isn’t good for anybody and that there are alternatives.” A rn y?n v ! als Kirkwood My Lai Data; No Surprises I O Open WASHINGTON (AP) - Sec-1 By Judy Daubenmier Board Moves Student Records Aspin: Probe SAC Betting on Bombing Trials The institution and we must ask rotary of the Armv Howard Cal- Ttui Kirkw0(K j Community col the student for permission to de-(away released much of ‘he ,    ^    ^ directors Wcdnes . stroy that correspondence " lAM/t OA/»i*nf PnAPC l ornw%icoiAn I °    . day night directed its staff to come up with procedures for has 45 days after that date get the records ready for siu- j an t vne dents to inspect if they so de- 1 * sire. long-secret Peers Commission report on the 1968 My Lai massacre Wednesday saying the army has taken steps to 'assure that “nothing like this happens again.” Callaway released a 450-page volume of findings and conclusions by a special inquiry group and a mass of documentary' material, but withheld thousands of pages of testimony and criminal investigation reports. The report was submitted to Pentagon officials in March 1970. Callaway said that he does not intend to make the remaining material public because it includes “hearsay, impressions, suppositions, and mere rumors” which he said could cause severe and irreparable damage to some persons who were found to be innocent. Roster Highest Callaway said the report showed “no evidence of any kind” that efforts to cover up the massacre went any higher than Maj. Gen. Samuel Roster, who commanded the Americal division. The My Lai massacre involved a platoon of that division. The Peers group, headed by now-retired Lt. Gen. William Peers, was set up in late 1969 to investigate allegations that the My Lai [massacre was deliberately covered up. Although the Peers group studied the massacre, it was con- cemed chiefly with the cover-up confidential will now be avail- as P e ^ '    \ r\ a &le to the student. Only one officer, Col. Oran Henderson, was tried by a court I dlscusse d shredding this martial on cover-up charges, ^formation, use the area for nature study and other activities. “Our biology and microbio-Overreactlng?    logy classes do not use it,” said , _    ..    .    _    Ballantyne. “I cannot find any- implementing a federal law that I B °^ r i    n*     that    does    use    il    dircctl y gives students access to the col- ovcm^ti^ to the* legation from lhis institution - * can .™ t loges records about bin,.    J* co rn mend spend,ag .hts Supt. Selby Ballantyne told guidelines are issued.    '    ,    . ., the board the law, known as the “\v 0 have $3 million in federal    approved    further Buckley amendment, goes intol,. .” e ^1!!??!!!,.. *. work on a proposed interna- effect on Nov 19 Tile college fUndS ^ ^ C °, Uld 'TV! ? ,ional trade program by voting etieu on rso\. is. me college moment s notice if we don t fol-*______th* tnU    ,    „    ,    ,    .    .    „    .    I to move the program from the stu- !° W    ’    P°    investigation    phase    to    develop ment phase. The Buckley amendment also The six-quarter program .    .    ...    ...    ,    .appears to be in conflict with a wou ld prepare students to work I he department    of    health,    od- state law which g Uaran t e es the    } n world trade areas, doing such lieu Bon    and    we    ait*    as    no    confidentiality of such records,    jobs as processing export and guidelines tor carrying Ballantyne said.    import orders. The courts would have to de- Larry Willis, director of ceride which law prevails if that    reer education, said the pro- is the case, he said.    gram is especially applicable to , fo . n .    Cedar Rapids since it exports May Amend    ........ . „ F „_, al , , he ex- issued out the legislation, Ballantyne said, making it difficult for the college to know how' to proceed. The law also prohibits release of information about the student to most third parties without the student’s w'ritten consent. Student records may be released to officials or ’ teachers of the school the student attends or w’hich he plans to enroll, to certain state and federal officials, and in connection with an application for financial aid. i Fund Loss w j]| In other matters, the unanimously approved to board plans 1 Henderson, commander of the (lith infantry brigade, which in cluded the My Lai platoon of l y ne -Lt. William Calley, was acquitted. He later retired. Roster was reduced in rank to brigadier general and censured. He also has retired. Municipalities Assn. Will Meet Thursday The Linn County Municipalities Assn. will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Central City school. Topics to be discussed include the federal flood insurance program for cities and the federal ! community development act. Robert Josten of the Iowa I League of Municipalities, Des the army has learned a Moines, will serves as resource deal,” he said. “The lessons I speaker.    have been acted upon Army The public is invited to the training has been revised to em \mend    .    ,    .    . about 25 percent of Congress may amend the law ports done in the state of Iowa, during the current session, Bal-    . lantyne said, since its sponsor.     19    aiuae Sen. James Buckley ,(R-N.Y.) The program could aecommo-feels it came out stronger than date about 15 students each he intended.    year, with a total budget of In the meantime, said Ballan- about 121.000, tyne, “we must notify students Starting salaries would be be-and the people we serve that we tween $8,000 and $12,000 a year will release the information to ;^ or graduates, according Failure    of    an institution    to     tbe individual and only the indi-    Willis comply with the law means loss v ‘ dua [- * n essence, we of    federal funds to the institu-; 00111 ^     Wlth the law *     and soec ific a tions for    a    waste- tion    I    In    other business,    the board an “ specifications tor    a    was it llu "'    I    .    ,    _    , water training facility to be Ballantyne said one effect of act( jP ted an ® ff ^ r    0 n f built on campus with the aid of the    law    is    that information    | Iea ^y “J* Bock architects of     g $250    00 o federal grant. given to the college about a     1    ’n*    ^    two-story    concrete    block student by a third party who in-inwa" bui,din S witb brick facin S wil1 tended the information to be ^ruction omitted from a     three    c j assrooms    and    a a    small treatment plant.    It    will be Additional Wink    located east of the    college’s Last month, the architects    north    parking lot. told the board they had discov-    The    facility will    take sewage ered an additional $16,000 in from the Kirkwood sewer lines, construction which needed to be treat it, and then route it into done in Iowa hall but had been the Cedar Rapids sewer, left out of the original contracts. At that time, the architects of- WASHINGTON (AP) - An investigation has been promised into charges that air force generals are operating a six-figure betting pool on the outcome of the current Strategic Air Command intramural bombing competition. Rep. Aspin (D-Wis.) said Wednesday he has received complaints “from men who have been pressured by their commanders to contribute to the pool, which is bet on the crews.” Tile bombing competition involves all bomber, tanker and other SAC units in a two-week series of simulated combat to test unit proficiency. An Aspin aide said that under the arrangement. SAC personnel would “buy shares in their crew, like a football pool.” An air force .spokesman said he would look into the allegation. Aspin said the betting scheme violates federal anti-racketeering laws and may involve solicitation of junior officers and enlisted men. He said he has asked the justice department, the Internal Revenue Service and the air force special investigations office to look into the alleged gambling. but we are not going to get involved in that at tile present time,” said Ballan- “Until Nov. 19 we can destroy this information because it belongs to the school. After Nov. 19 the file no longer belongs to Estimated Cost cost Sees Soviet “Training Revised” “The release of this report concludes a dark chapter in the I hr63t TO army’s history,” Callaway told a news conference. “It is an incident from which fered to pay $950 of the The board turned down offer and directed the staff negotiate with the architects. The deal accepted by the Estimated cost of the building to j ba j is be'ween $285,000 and $350,000. The plans and specifications must also be approved by the Iowa department of environmental qualitv and the Environ- meeting. Television Listings 2—WMT-TV, Cedar Rapid* 7—KWWL-TV, Waterloo 9—KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids 3—K TYO, Ottumwa A—WHBF-TV, Rock Island Thursday Night 6—WOC-TV, Davenport 8—WKBT, La Crosse IO—KROC-TV, Rochester 12—KIIN-TV, Iowa City I 3—WHO-TV, Des Moines t 6:00 2—Action News 7—News, Weather, Sots; 9—Eyewitness News 3—News, Weather, Sot*. 4—Action News 6-4 O'Clock Edition •—News, Sots., Weather TO—News, Weather, Sots. 12—Echoes of Childhood 13—Eyewitness News 6:30 2—To Tell Truth 7—Adam 12 9—Let s Make a Deal 3—Nashville Music 4—Name Thot Tune 6—Nashville Music •—Consequences 10—Let s Make a Deal 12—What Now America? 13-Price is Right 7:00 2—Waltons 7—Sierra 9—Jacques Cousteou 3—Jacques Cousteau 4—Waltons 6—Sierra 8—Waltons IO—Sierro 12—Way It Was 13—Sierra (^-Religious America 8:00 2—CBS Movie— "Conquest of Planet of Apes" 7—Ironside 9—Streets of Son Pron. 3—Streets of Son Fron. 4—CBS Movie— ‘ Conquest of Planet of Apes" 6—Ironside 1—CBS Movie— "Conquest of Planet of Apes" 10—ironside 12-Soul 13—Ironside 9:00 •    7—Movln* On • 9—Horry O 3—Harry O 6—Bold Ones IO—Movln’ On 12—To Be Announced 13—Movln' On 10:00 2—Action News 7—News, Weather, Spts. 9—Eyewitness News 3—News, Weather, Spts. 4—Action News 6—10 O’Clock Edition 8—News, Sots , Weather IO—News, Weather, Spts. 12—Day at Night 13—Eyewitness News "ii?, .BS Movie— •Longest Night" 7—Tonight 9—Wide World of Entertainment 3—Wide World of Entertainment 6—Tonight •-CBS Movie— ‘ Longest Night" IO—Tonight 12-World at War 13—Tonight 10:4S 4—Mod Squod ^ l2’-?Audubon Wildlife ^ V *f nj Volley 12*00 2—Last Word 7—Tomorrow 6—Tomorrow IO—Tomorrow 13—Tomorrow Friday Morning Sunrise Semester New Zoo Revue Sunrise Semester Not for Women Only 7.00 2—CBS News 7—Today 4—CBS News 6—Todov •—CBS News IO—Today 13—Today 7:30 9—Romper Room ’ 3—Le Fevon 8:00 2—Copt. 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K a " d wiring needed in    in financial matters,    the great |_p^’    ^    kitchen area.    board authorized payment of The    lentagons    research chief That is a savings of about $800    $249.921.43 in interim bills, additionally.    $102,596.63 in regular bills, and The board decided not to con-    $27.398.53 in schoolhouse bills, tribute $4,800 to the Indian Certificates of payment    for Creek Nature Center for an-    Iowa hall construction approved other year at the recommen-    by the board included $13,611.22 dation of Ballantyne.    to Acme Electric; $14.469 30 for The nature center last year    U n i v e r s a I Climate Control; received $4,500 from Kirkwood    $30,332.18 to Rinderknecht As- neering, made public important I support its operation. In re- sociates, and $13,347 90 to Mod-details of new Soviet missile turn, Kirkwood students were to! era Piping, developments as he forecast!. Pentagon’s research chief said Wednesday night that Russia may have achieved good enough missile accuracy to threaten destruction of U. S. land-based missiles in a surprise attack. Dr. Malcolm Currie, director of defense research and engi- Erred in Food Bill Statement WASHINGTON < AP )-Spokes-men for Clarence Adamy, president of the National Assn. of Food Chains, say he made a mistake when he said the average family would save only eight cents a week on its food bill if super markets returned all their profits to shoppers. Actually, says Adamy, profits average eight cents per-person, or 36 cents per family. Super market profits are running at a little over half a cent per dollar of sales, Adamy said Monday. The eight-cent-per-family figure would mean the average family food bill was under $16 per week. Questioned later, aides to Adamy said “with great regret. it is incorrect. . . and he used it inadvertently” thinking he was referring to profits per person. ABC Sets Replacements For 7 Shows NEW YORK (AP) — The ABC Television Network says it will put seven new programs on the air early next year as midseason replacements for two series already canceled and four others that will be* canceled. On Oct. 9 the network said it was canceling “The Texas W heelers” and “Kodiak.” On Wednesday, ABC added to the list “The New Land,” “Paper Moon,” “Nakin,” and “The Sonny Comedy Reveue,” starring Sonny Bono. All are first-season programs that premiered on ABC last September. CBS and NBO each already have canceled two new series and are expected to announce more cancellations and midseason changes later this week. ABC said its six new midseason series are: “Toma” a new version of the hour-long police series ABC canceled last year after the star, Tony Musante, asked out of the show. The new version stars Robert Blake, starts Jan. IO and will appear Friday nights. “Saturday Night at the Movies,” two hours of films which will start on Jan. ll. “Hot L Baltimore,” a halfhour Thursday night comedy series produced by Norman Lear and concerning life ina gone-to-seed hotel. Premiering on Jan. 16. it will be followed on that date by: “Karen.” another half-hour comedy which stars Karen Valentine as a single career girl in Washington, D. C. “Barney Miller,” starting on Jan. 19. a half-hour New York police comedy series that will be aired Sunday nights and star Hal Linden. “S.W.A.T.” a one-hour Monday night series about a “special weapons and tactical team” on the police force of a large city. It starts Feb. 17. “Caribe,” also premiering on that date,” is another hour-long police series that is set in Miami and stars Stacey Keach. Pick up the telephone and call 398-8234 to place a want ad! “the coming year will probably! see the start of the most mas- The army’s basic position has    sive    deployment of    new    stra- bcen that the report could not be    tegic    nuclear weapons in    histo- ;made public while legal cases    ry” by Russia, were still in process agaimrt    “if    we are to keep    the risk of nuclear war at its present nearzero level, then we must move necessary to counter these I various defendants. 84 Percent of Food Hikes to Middlemen as Dur- disturbing Soviet trends,” Currie said in a speech prepared for a banquet in connection with the Strategic Air Command’s WASHINGTON (AP)     ^_________ ing the first nine months of this j a nnual bombing competition, year tile retail cost of a year s u g officials long have been supply of farm-produced food concerned that the Russians, went up $197 from its 1973 av- whose missiles have lagged beerage, with higher middleman hinci the U. S. in accuracy, charges accounting for 84 i>er- would achieve an abilit j 0 cent of the increase, new fig- knock out American missiles in ures by the apiculture depart- tbe j r unc j er g roun( j i aU nch silos, ment showed Weekday.     Currie    said the Russians are A market basket of retail read t0 d , four kmds rtnfEJESA"     3    of    intercontinental ballistic    m.s- ; retieal household of 3.2 persons •,    .    a r    v    j    siles with warheads ranging up for an    entire    year,    averaged a t    v ! h    to    the explosive power of 25    mil lion tons of TNT, an improved missile firing submarine with a 4,900-mile range, and a bomber with intercontinental strike PH ILCO R 12” diagonal portable black & white TELEVISION • • • NO MATTER how little you paid for a color television, if you can't get it fixed, right here, right now, YOU PAID TOO MUCH! 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