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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa w Think Metric'' at Coolidge By .luily Dnuhennvicr Centuries ago flu* king of England diichired that the width of throe kernels of barley corn equals one inch and I hat tin* distance from a man's dhow to his middle finger equals a cubit. The U.S. is one country still using the English system of measurement, but possibly not for long. A resolution of the U.S. senate has called for the country to go metric by Aug. 18, 1982. Fifth and sixth grade math students at Coolidge elementary school are being encouraged to “think metric” in preparation for a switch. Al R af fain and other Coo lidge teachers prepared a two-week unit on the metric system, despite the difficulty of finding materials on the metric system. “We’re collecting everything we’ve used - filmstrips, games, ideas putting it in unit form and will send it to other elementary schools,” Kuffalo said. Many of the filmstrips and materials previewed could not be used because they included ins!ructions on converting feet and Inches into meters and centimeters, and vice versa, something the Coolidge teachers especially want to avoid. According to Buffalo, as much “hands on activity” as possible is planned for the two-week period to give the students a break in the regular day’s routine and to get them Judy Daubenmier accustomed to using the metric system. A birdhouse will he built using metric blueprints, and fudge and mints will he made from metric recipes. This year, most activities will concentrate on length, rather than volume or weight. One reason, according to Ruffalo, is that the teachers could not locate a metric scale for weighing the children. Highei Are Those Postal Rates Effective Saturday a1 rate increases;deled the starting date delayed!being proposed in the event the1    1hfl nr0r,y* ’u jctedJan. 5 will fi-j until March 2.    I    commission    makes    no    recom-l    S^A’SSVS    Z metric system. postal everyone expr nally take effect Saturday. j The delay means a $236 mil-Inundations.    I .00 I odzimrk. Cedar Itapids lion reduction in postal reyenues! The post office is short on for the year or a 15 percent I r°H*s of IOO 8-cent stamps, reduction in the anticipated though other combinations of $1,542 million of postal revenue. I the 8-centers are still available, The increase is the first gen-! Podzimek reported eral rate increase since May, 1971. In future years, the unit can be taught to younger students and weight and volume exorcises can he added in the upper grades. Primary grade students already use Cuisin-aire rods for addition and subtract ion, which are pieces of wood in metric lengths. “We decided to concentrate on the linear approach so it wouldn’t become too complicated. When we have had preliminary discussions on linear measurement in the primary grades, then we can start on weight and volume,” Ruffalo said. The students will also he interviewing their parents to discuss how the metric system is going to change their lives. “We want the students to start to feel that the metric system is a true system of measurement,” Ruffalo said. “When I was driving a car in Germany, I used to ask how fast 50 kilometers an hour really is. Well, it’s really 50 kilometers an hour.” Preliminary discussions explained the histories of the English and metric systems, and Film on Greece Set for Chamber The people of Greece, their pursuits arid occupations, will highlight “impressions of Greece”, the travelog film to be featured at Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce general I membership dinner meeting. Phillip Walker, who has been globe trotting with his wife full time since 1953, will be returning to Cedar Rapids after a [couple of years to narrate his atest film. dias Lalaounis, designer of torso-sized gold body jewelry [patterned after ancient Greek ornaments, is spotlighted in the film, as are Americans of Greek descent who return to their ancestral villages. Island visits are numerous in t h e film, including Crete, ll Paul Brower, 2600 A ave- Rhodes, Mykonos, Delos and nue NE, was installed chairman Hydra. of the Cedar Rapids section of Santorini, or Thera, a village the Institute of Electrical and resting on the rim of an island Electronics Engineers at a din- volcano and believed to be the ner meeting Friday at the Holiday Inn. Brower, a 17-yeur member of j the organization, is an officer! of Spectra Associates, Inc., Th* Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sun., Feb. 24, 1974 Doctor develops Home Treatment to Rinse I win AA H. wmm Paul Browor in J f> minutes Brower Heads Engineers Unit postal windows supervisor, said first-class mail rates will increase to IO cents per ounce for letters mailed after midnight Friday. Air mail letters wi crease from JI to 13 ounce, with similar ll also intents per revisions coming in essentially the entire postal rate schedule. The rate increase was originally scheduled for Jan. 5, but the Cost of Living Council or- It Is termed a temporary increase as it will be subject to review by the postal rate commission. However, the rate The 8-cent stamp had been scheduled to be taken off the market as of Jan. 5, so federal printers had to go back into print on the old denominations. The 100-stamp rolls have be-jcome popular, Podzimek said. increase| “People put them in a stamp can go into effect 90 days after | dispenser and take one off at a -1 tjme> “That’s why there’s such a demand for rolls,” he said. There has been a rush on 500-stamp rolls. “A lot of businesses are anticipating a large mailing before the first of the month to take advantage of the lower rates,” he men agreed that “activities of! said. married women are best con-| Thc ncw 1(R.ent s, wi|, fined lo the home and family avaiiah|e in ^ form as compared with 47.8 percent were the 8-centers. The hooks three years ago, among women.wd| jnciu(k» 40 stamps rather the highest rate of agreement ,hp 25 follnd jn ,ho ^.en( Iw,th 'hat statement was found s(amp |K)ok and wi|, cost $4 in those entering predomi- (rather than $2. j tinnily black colleges.    Tile book of air mail stamps! litical position account for more Ambitions of freshmen for will be ten stamps and cost $1.30 than one half of thc new fresh-j later graduate and professional; where the 11-cent stamp book Campus Survey: Freshmen Choose Middle of the Road By Craig A. Palmer    ,    while    interest in rearing fami- WASHINGTON (UPI) — ilies ^as decreased. Although Seemingly unaffected politically on*y ^0.4 percent of the freshly the dramatic political events of 1973, this year’s college freshmen still consider themselves “liberals” by a two-to-one margin over “conservatives,” according to a national survey. But for the first time in the eight-year survey, those preferring a “middle-of-the-road” po tman crop. The study is conduct- studies showed a marked toed jointly by UCLA and the crease after reaching a low American Council on Education!point in 1971 in the face of a as part of long-range research; tightening job market. on how students are affected by Although previous ss r v e y s [have shown a trend away from conventional religious affiliations among entering freshmen, the 1973 group reversed that their years in college. Based on questioning of 189,733 students entering 360 colleges, and projected nationally, 14.5 percent of this year’s freshmen classify themselves as “conservative” or “far right” (compared with 16.6 percent last year); 34.8 percent say they are “liberal” or “far left” (compared with 35.4 percent), and 50.7 percent chinse a “middle-of-the-road” label. They also support more strongly than any previous class the idea of student freedom and (>arn independence, despite the Iola- moro live calm today even on cam included nine air mail and one one-cent stamp and cast $1. The new denominations have been available since they arrived Jan. 5, Podzimek said. The new rates represent increases from 6 to 40 percent. Postal officials point out the new rates will still be less bur- trend. only 10.1 percent select- densome for American workers ling “none” as their preference I ban ere comparable rates in {compared with 14,3 in 1972. The {>lher nations. percentages choosing traditional religious preferences increased for Jewish from 3.8 to 5.1, for Roman Catholic from 30.1 to 34.3, and for Protestant from 38.2 to 44.9. Parental income continued to climb. More than one-fourth of the The typical American worker must work one minute and 16 seconds to pay for the IO cents postage on a first-class letter. In the United Kingdom and France, lie would have to work ...    .    .two    minutes and 34 seconds,! students said their parents , officials say. J2fl,00(l or more a year. up; Kirs( c|ass pflsl.,(,c was 3 than 7 percent from las ceIds j„ ]333 went up to 4 cents _| year and IS percent from 1966. |jn 5 ^ jn , crnls puses where the battles of stu- The highest proportions of stu jn aTKj g cents in 1971. dent freedom were fought. For dents receiving scholarships Other commonly-used raters as example, fewer than one injgrants or loans were inpredom-!0f March 2 include: first class three — 30.8 percent compared inantly black colleges.    cards, increasing from 6 to 8 with 32.5 percent last year and; Although the survey did ask a cents; air mail cards, from 9 to 56.4 percent in 1%8 believe [question about marijuana, it that student publications should asked nothing about sex habits. be cleared by college officials. ; New students show increasing These other characteristics(support for the legalization of and attitudes of the class of 1977 ;*pot,” up from 19.4 were reported: Concern for women’s rights to job equality has heightened] Gallery Opens U.S. 'Portrait' WASHINGTON (API —I ‘‘American Self-Portraits” [ brings together 109 paintings; that form a partial record of U. S. artistic history of almost! three centuries, portraying1 changes iii fashion, social ous-j toms and painting styles. The exhibition has just opened i at the National Portrait gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution. It will he on view! there through March 15, then travel to the Indianapolis Muse-) urn of Art. It ranges in time from a portrait by Thomas Smith done in; the late 17th Century to a 1973 Wayne Thicbaud self-portrait. Smith’s work is rugged, almost naive. Later works range through the romantic English tradition to the almost baroque mid 19th Century and the explosion of styles in this century. Among the contemporary artists represented are Lionel Fcminger, Stuart Davis. Reginald Marsh. Jackson Pollock, Alexander (’alder, Mans Moll man, Willem De Kooning. Rob ci t Rauschenberg, Claes Olden burg and Andy Warhol. 1968 to 48.2 percent. I ll cents; fourth class parcel post, rates increased 6 percent on the average. Podzimek encouraged anyone percent to I with questions on the new rates [to call the post office. Special Women s Moc-Toe Casuals 6.88 Wedge cushioned crepe soled shoes for super-soft comfort. The cushioned insole gives full support to your foot. Colors are black, wheat, or white. Sizes 5 to IO in medium or wide widths. Downstair* Budget Store and Lindale Plain Killians One activity included taping together pieces of paper to equal one meter so each child would have his own meter stick to measure things with. Thc classroom arca is dc-coraled with signs urging thc youngsters to think metric. “I’d squirm 1.6 kilometers for a Camel,” proclaimed the Metric Worm on one poster. A contest to guess the height of the school flag pole in meters is being held. An outline of each child will be drawn as he lies on paper on the floor and then hung in the corridor. Each can then measure his or her height in meters. The children at Coolidge already had a general idea of what the metric system is, but still are not used to using it. Calvin McFatridge, sixth grader, of 5810 Eastview avenue SW. thinks the metric system will be easier to use after awhile, but suggested, “The real old people that don't know what meters are will have a hard time. Places like Kirkwood ought to have chasses for them.” That’s not a bad idea. Cedar Rapids. Installed as vice-chairman was Jack ll. Hotchkiss, Marion; W. Arlen Blank, secretary, and Joseph G. Schuch, treasurer, both of Cedar Rapids. In a technical talk. Dr. Donald C. Enemark. of the University of Iowa physics department,! described for members the Phillip Walker * ii I# Vf>l' location of the “lost continent’’ of Atlantis is depicted. Chamber members and their guests are invited to the civie for th c o rn in g launch of the bureau-sponsored dinner meet-Hawkeye scientific satellite ing at 6 p m Wednesday at the The satellite is named after,Memorial coliseum armory, the state because of pioneering Entw. via the Second avenue or work spearheaded by Dr. James underground parking area. A. Van Allen, of the University pinner costs $3.40 plus ten *owa-    t cents tax. Reservations are Dr. Enemark presented infor- nee(je(j an(j may ^ made by mation, which he said, showed calling 364-5135 that scientific space exploration    _ is a good buy for the taxpayer because of returns received. Look! See thrm rome off on your cleansing tissue — ti it ii uithout si/urcsing or digging! See Blackheads "Wipe OII" After a Single Queen Helene Skin and Beauty Treatment INA LEE, Beauty Consultant Professor: Insects Might Survive A-War MELBOURNE, Australia (UPI) -says a could outlive man in a nuclear and lobster holocaust. 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