Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2/\ The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Wed Aug. 28, 1974
In all areas we need each other. We need to he of use and others need to know that they are esteemed by us; that we are not whole without them. Nor ran our Nu inanity be perfected unless we help others live and grow
SWIMMERS: If you like kids, swimming and teaching, we have a need for your talents to work in a local pool giving swimming instructions to energetic youngsters.
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: lf 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 assistance 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 rn our community who are unable to read but wish to learn Your time 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 lice with patience, with rare, with an open mind. Telephone the Voluntary Action Center at 36j-6<M2, or stop in at 712 Third avenue SE, weekdays between 8:30 and 1:30
Couple Criticizes U. S. History Textbooks
New Library Books Range From Astronomy to Tops
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mr and Mrs. Melvin Cabler think George Washington played a more significant role in American history than Marilyn Monroe. And they think textbooks should show it
So the self-proclaimed critics of American history texts gave a good dressing down to a publisher whose latest edition 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 — undesirable content,’’ said Cabler, who retired as an oil company clerk last year to devote full time to textbook reviews. “The hooks are reviewed as a parent, not as teachers. We try to relate to parents.’’
The Cahiers shuttle across the country almost continually to urge education groups to support traditional textbooks jammed with hard facts rather than discussions of socalled relevant modern sociology
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 years," Mrs (fabler said She concedes neither she nor her husband has any special schooling in the field but says, “I figure I know enough to be a Ph.D.”
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They said they got into textbook reviewing when their high school son asked for help on an assignment and they found that the U. S. Constitution had been changed in the book
“All parents should take a good look at what their children are being taught,” said Mrs. Cabler. “That’s what we tell parents wherever we go."
Their efforts have turned the Cahiers’ home in Longview, Texas, into something 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 knowledge to our children, not these other things that are going to be of no value to them in later life," Mrs. Cabler says. “They need to know facts, and they’re being cheated if they don’t get the chance to learn them ’’
Variety of subject characterizes the books recently added to the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
Two volumes in the' Life Library of Photography are among the new titles. “Frontiers of Photography” by the editors of Time-Life 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 About Putting" by the editors of Golf Magazine. Many of the chapters are by well-known pro-golfers. Also seasonal is “The complete Motorcycle Nomad; a Guide to Machines, Equipment. People, and Places” by Roger Loving, It should provide helpful hints to the rider and interesting information to the reader who merely wants to know what the sport is all about.
For the person who wants to learn to do something new there is “The Unicycle Book” bv Jack 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 instructions on drying flowers and foliage and suggestions for using them.
Help for parents faced with vacation-collected pets may be found in “May I Keep This Clam, Mother? It Followed Me Home”, 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
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 important 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 classism 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
"I suspect herbicides and pesticides are knocking them out and knocking other things like reptiles out too,” said biologist Richard Vogt of the University of W isconsin 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 Doglegs). cannot be taken in two Wisconsin counties, Jefferson and Walworth.
Because of the combination of frog mortality rates and next to no restrictions on harvesting. Vogt said he might recommend legislation setting bag limits and strictures on the use of herbicides and pesticides in certain areas after completing his study next spring
“All you need is a fishing license and there are no bag limits for the frogs,” 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 overharvestedMASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONthrough the University of Iowa
ORIENTATION AND REGISTRATION
Thursday, September 5, 1974 at 6:15 P.M. Washington Senior High School Cafeteria
Additional offerings to be announced at orientation For Further information, call 398-554 7Sponsored by CONTINUING EDUCATION ASSOCIATION Of CEDAR RAPIDS
“Asimov on Astronomy’’ by Isaac Asimov who not only understands 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 person who just wants to add to his store of information there is “Mail Memories, Pictorial Guide to Postcard Collecting” arid “The Top; Universal Toy, Enduring Pastime’’ by D W Could 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 Duchess of Windsor” by Ralph (I Martin is a friendly, gossipy kind of book The author interviewed the Duchess and a number of Edward’s close friends.
Another readable biography is “Remembering Bix; a Memoir of the Jazz Age" by Ralph Berton. Bix Biederbecke was born in Davenport Iowa March 1903. 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.
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School Board Notes
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Burns: Slashes 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 SlO-billion reduction in the 1305-billion fiscal 1975 budget requested by former President Nixon would be the single most important step to curb inflation, Burns said
The Cedar Rapids Community school board Monday night turned down a r(‘quest by firemen to park fire fighting equipment on school grounds and at the same time take voluntary contributions for the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy telethon.
The board acknowledged the worthiness of the project, but said it was contrary to school policy to allow such solicitations 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.
Sheila Billington, project leader for elementary social studies, was named to an interim position of coordinator of project basic inquiry. She will receive a salary of $17,890 a year.
Four persons have been selected for the University of Iowa “The Management of Educational Change Program ” They will be employed by the district in project leader roles part time 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 W illiam Newman
The board made the following teaching appointments: Joanne Dunniek, Nancy Guilbeault, Sylvia Kuenne-
mann, Tracy Mayberry, Christine McCandless. Francis L. Moe. Judy Naylor, Karen M Perry, Gary J Rapaich,. Anita Sieh and Vonda Wallace
Leaves of absence were granted to Cathy Hughes and Kathleen Robinson Resignations were accepted from Joanne Blankenship, Darwin G. Benson, Phillip Ehrenhard. Arnold Erickson, and Pamela Greedy.
Non-teaching appointments were made to Wilbert Beckman, Terrye Dlouhy, Careen Gull, Helen Hunter, Kenneth Morgan, David T Nash and Rickey Schmelzer.
Approval was given for leaders of the Kennedy concert choir to attend an overnight conference in Boone Sept. 7 and 8 to develop goals and year long plans.
Approval was given for a chartered bus trip to St Louis Oct. 17-20 for the distributive education department of Washington high school.
Student teaching agreements with the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa Wesleyan college were approved .
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