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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa OPEN TODAY , I TO 5 p.m. at IOO Thompson llrivr S.K., Cedar Rapids I Protection Agency’** ban. 1)1)1 still can be used for public health purposes including control of malaria and certain other emergencies The EPA approved DDT usage twice this sear, once to combat the tussock moth in Douglas fir forests of Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and the pea leaf weevil in northern Idaho and eastern Washington Natural Viruses The agency required that parts of these1 areas be treated by alternate methods to test their effectiveness, which the L\ S. forest service did A forest service ’ spokesman later said DDT was not needed in some areas because natural viruses took up the fight against the tussock moths, but that DDT was the only answer for most of the acreage involved Likewise. DDT was not needed in Idaho because of an unusual outbreak of aphids which secreted a honeydew-like substance and trapped moth larvae, leaving them prey for spiders and other natural enemies Nonetheless, the forest service remains convinced that DDT is essential for treating epidemic situations, and some agriculture department officials would like to have easier access to it The Environmental Defense Fund, which began the successful battle against DDT in 1970, said the experience with alternate pesticides showed DDT was not needed at all "The environmental evidence on which DDI was canceled is sound, said William Butler, a fund lawyer. "In this country we don't need DDT In the years since its cancellation we have found that alternatives are available and have been available all along.” Butler believes .Jukes arguments are old. hut attracted attention only because they appeared in the AMA .Journal ‘ There are always people who want to fight the Civil war over, too,” he said When the EPA banned DDT it said the most damaging ease against it was its persistence. By World Health Organization estimates, fully two- Cor Appointment Call: 366 0300 or 303-4751 Built and Developed by Bjomsen Investment Corporation ICA    Cedar    Rapids    Gazette:    Sob.,    Asg.    ll,    1S74 Good TimeWas Had By All A good time was had by all during the first All-Star Olympics day ai St. Luke’s hospital last week Some WI psychiatric patients from the second and third floor east wings of the hospital participated in activities ranging from egg throwing to pyramid building on the hospital’s east lawn The ldea—apparently a unique one for the state—was developed by the St Luke’s ac tivities staff, a seven-member committee of recreational and occupational therapists who work closely with the patients. Char Fans, recreation therapist and a member of the committee, said. "It’s a very good experience for the patients to be successful, either by winning an event or by just com-* peting. We initiated All-Star Olympics Day to provide a good time for the patients as well as for the staff.” Patients participated individually. with a partner or on a team, depending on the event .Judge's for the day were members of the activities staff Besides wearing shirts that proclaimed their allegiance to the staff, they blew whistles to begin each event, made final decisions in case of ties. and awarded ribbons for first, second, third and fourth places and honorable mention. No competitor went away empty handed On hand tii assist were members of the hospital nursing staff, student nurses candy stripers, friends and family of participating patients As the accompanying pictures show, varied events wen-available One of the most popular was the pie eating contest Chocolate and coconut cream 73-Year-Old Makes Runs To Summit of Pikes Peak pies were the delight (and jierhaps later the discomfort) of eight patients and staff members uho took part The youngest eater, a boy. 13. consumed his portion in a record five minutes and carried away the first place ribbon He finished off his day with several pieces of watermelon The enthusiastic chatter and active participation seemed to indicate that the day was a huge success Many patients requested that the program be continued and so the All-Star Olympics Day just might become an annual event at St. Luke’s. Controversy Lingers Around DDT WASHINGTON (IPI) - The pesticide DDT has been banned in the U S. for more than two years as a possible hazard to health, but the controversy surrounding it lingers as persistently as the poisonous chemical itself. The old wounds and argiv ments were reopened recently when Thomas .Jukes, a ( ali-fornia biochemist writing in the journal of the American Medical Assn . called for DDT's return "as a public health measure for uses that are essential in the control of noxious insects ” Moth Scourge Jukes said the June. 1972. hail on DDT was political rather than scientific. He urged a more lenient policy on DDT usage to combat such scourges as the gypsy moth infestation of forests in the eastern U. S. DDT’s possible role as a cause of cancer is unproved speculation he said, and its adverse effects on wildlife, such as reproduction of eagles, falcons and other birds, is still subject to dispute I rider the Environmental thirds of all DDT used in the world since 19,38 is still somewhere in the environment. from the food chain to residues in body fat. Jukes. Butler and the others disagree on how dangerous that condition is. as they do about DDT’s possible role as a cancer agent Death Elixir Continuing controversy over DDT, which Bachel Carson called an "elixir of death in her bestseller "Silent Spring' a decade ago, has prompted EPA to review the entire issue under pressure from congress. Henry Korp. deputy assistant EPA administrator for pesticides programs, told I PI "it will be nine months before we have a definitive answer. We are reviewing old information and looking at some new, hoping to plug a few holes in the dike.'’ The review, said one spokesman, "is not laying the foundation for some kind of major turnaround on the 1972 ban,” but rather looking at DDT's cost versus its benefits and whether it can he used on some minor crops. Mf. Mercy Names 6 Nit. Mercy officials have named six new faculty members who will begin their duties this fall. They are Dr. Thomas Nickels and Robert Paxton, business administration; Sister Roseline Kos, elementary education. Dr Robert Beseda. psychology, and Henry Luba, speech and drama, all fulltime Richard Hoffman, vocal music, will teach part-time. Dr. Nickels holds degrees from DePaul university and Purdue university and has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois. He has taught economics at Eastern Illinois university for the last six years. Haxtun earned a master's in business administration from the University of Northern Iowa. He has taught business administration at Hanover college in Indiana and at Palmer Junior college. Sister Roseline has degrees from St. John college in Ohio and St. Mary college in Kansas. She has held several elementary school positions as teacher and principal. She has taught in summer sessions at Mt Mercy for three years Dr. Beseda has degrees from Ohio university and East Texas State. He earned his Ph D at the University of Wisconsin. He has taught at Milton college for four years He has also worked for Wisconsin's Counseling center, Luba has two degrees in theater arts from the University of Pittsburgh He taught Four Coe Seniors Are Named to Honorary Four Coe college seniors have been elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi national scholastic honor society. I Induction was held Friday. Those elected were: Rose Marie Baleja. Chicago; Claudia Denise Davis. 128-1 First avenue SE; Barbara Ann Dolan, Rutherford, N J., and Kathleen Thompson. Wilton. Conn high school speech and debate for several years and has acted in a variety of theatrical productions. Hoffman has an MA degree from the University of Iowa. Director of vocal music at Washington high school last school year, he has conducted several choral groups including the Old Gold Singers He has published his own choral compositions. Disease Besets U. S. Wild Ducks WASHINGTON (AP) -Harassed for many a long year bv dried up breeding areas, bv hunters and by the march of civilization generally, American wild ducks now face a new hazard: DYE. That's an acronym for the disease called duck virus enteritis or duck plague. Present among domestic fowl in Eu- , rope for about 5fl years, it was first reported on farms in this 1 country six years ago. Then in the winter of 1972-1973 it killed 43,IMN! wild ducks and geese at the I .ake Andes National Wildlife Refuge in South Dakota. Biologists fear that the virus, known to he present now in some domestic flocks and probably in wild flocks, may spread Stricken birds die within a week after being seized first with lethargy and then with convulsions. The U. S. Fish and W ildlife Service is marshaling its laboratories, scientists and managers to try and deal with the threat. You ve Asked About Social Security Officials Answer I’m 67, but I've always worked and I have never received social security re-Dement payments. I’ve heard that I can get credit fo- all the months pasi 65 that I work and don’t get benefits. And I also heard that this credit will increase my monthl} payments when I start getting them Must I keep a record of those months? No. you don’t have to keep any records. W hen you start getting monthly payments, the added amount you’ll get because you delayed retirement past 65 will be figured automatically and included in your checks. ITI soon be looking for my first job. I've never gotten a social security card and someone told me ITI need one. Should I get one now or should I wait until I'm hired for a job ’ You should apply for your social security number af least several weeks before you’ll need it so it’s a good idea to apply now Applications for social security numbers from people who don’t remember having had one are screened against the central files in Baltimore to make sure one person doesn’t get more than one number Screening takes time. To get information about applying for a number, call. write, or visit any social security office. The Cedar Rapids Social Security office is located in room 300, SGA building, 122 Second street SE. Telephone number is: 366 24 I I, extension 43 I. German Geographer First Used America America Amerigo Vt an Italian made four \ World (1497 ographer muller firs "America’’ New World explorer, on published in was named for spued (1454-1512). reputed to have oyages to the New •150.3) German ge-M art in    Waldsee- t used the term designating the in honor of the a map in J* - hook 1507. Interior Decorators . . . Francis and Joyce are here to help. Once Regency South is sold out, you’ll have to settle for less. And pay more. Condominium residences from $83,100 to $88, IOO MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo (UPI) — Edwin Paget says his    fans    are    keeping    him on his    toes    He    doesn't    dare sit down on    his    regular    runs to the    top    of    14,100-foot Pikes Peak or people think something is wrong. The professor emeritus from North Carolina State has become almost as legendary in the state as the |x*ak itself. Every summer Paget travels to C olorado from Raleigh to race to the top of the state’s most famous mountain He runs to the top every other day — sometimes doing it twin in a single day — in order to stay alert and active He first began the mountain climb in 1919, but it has only been the past 16 years that he has made a summer hobby of it He now has logged more than 625 trips Paget’s wife is content to stay at home in Raleigh while he runs. "Pm beginning to get quite a public up there," said Paget, who admits only to being in the vicinity of 73. "When I get to the top, they rush up and ask me questions or ask if they can have my autograph That s one reason, he said, why he never races to the peak with company. He always travels alone "I! would be an awful let down to those people up there.” he said "A lot of them think I’m the only one who can do it in that length of time If I came up there with somebody else, it would be a letdown to them ” Paget, w hose alternate routes to the top range in dis?. anre from 9 miles to 13 miles in length, says tour guides and other workers at the top of the peak, which is accessible by road. often tell tourists about him "One day I sat on a rock and a man told me it was the first time he had ever seen me sit down Since that time, I haven’t dared to sit down when someone was watching me I have to keep standing ” Paget believes a person should run at least IO miles a day and then increase that distance gradually as he grows older Under such a program, he said, a person will reach full manhood at about 85 years of age Paget said the first time he climbed the peak, it took him 7 hours, 22 minutes. His best time has been I hours arid I minute, which he admits is about a half hour off the top recorded time for any -one running to tin* peak. He climbed the jn.*ak four times in one day in 1962 a feat ac complished over a 19-hour period. A native of Kansas (Tty, Paget spent most of his childhood in Chicago and later attended Northwestern university He said he intended to run .to the peak 66 times this summer When he reac hes 85, •he plans to climb the mountain five times in one day to celebrate his birthday "I think a man might run and reach his peak at 85 or later,” he said "The only way I can prove it is by trying to climb five times and then that summer climb it more than I ever have before,” JOIN HISTORY HAVE YOUR OWN WHITE HOUSE TAPE WITH ERASURES * 6-ft top* mcotur* with 'I •? OO ai rot • Not only Humorout bul uvo?ul md guotont»#d to «<xk • k !|i»ot col •dot \ it tm* • tom* n o* moil todoy so* p c WHIT! 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