Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The C edar Rapids Gazette: Thurs.. July 4, 1974 9
Cuna Art Exhibit at U. of I.
PELICAN FEEDING ITS YOUNG" is the title of this design in textiles, called a mola by the Cuna Indians. It will be among 123 molas to be shown at the University of Iowa museum of art through Aug. 15. They were made by the Cuna Indians who live in the San Blas islands off the coast of Panama.
Residents Fight Transfer
IOWA CITY An exhibition of 123 colorful designs worked in textiles by the Cuna Indians will Ik* shown at the University of Iowa museum of art through Aug. lf).
The textile designs uncalled molas and were made in the San Mas islands off the coast of Panama, where the independent society of some 26,000 Cuna Indians live in relative isolation.
Pieces in the exhibition are on loan from the collection of Mrs. Elizabeth Mans of Panama and other private collections. Originally organized by the Textile museum, Washington, I) CV, the show is being circulated under the auspices of the International Exhibitions Foundation.
In making the molas, the Indians first gather several pieces of brightly colored cloth, often brought to their islands by traders, and place them one on top of the other.
They draw a design on the top layer and cut it out. They then cut further details of their picture into lower layers
of cloth, tuck all edges in carefully and then fasten them down with the stitches of applique and replique (applique done In reverse).
The result is a design in brilliantly contrasting colors.
•Subject matter of the molas ranges from scenes of the Indians’ tropical environment
to ideas from other cultures brought to the San Blas islands by traders and missionaries.
Sea, Marine Motifs Since the Cuna Indians arc surrounded by the ocean, motifs based on the sea and marine life are popular with the mola makers.
The origin of the mola is uncertain, but there may have been a link between early customs involving elaborate painting of the body and the use of similar designs in textiles as the Indians came to wear more clothes.
The society of the Cunas is basically a matriarchy and its
artists are primarily women. Women own the property of the islands, mostly coconut trees, which 'provide the largest single source of income on the islands.
The Indians trade coconuts for many things, including the materials from which they make their molas.
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Michael Carr as their spokesman, are fighting to prevent the last federal fish hatchery in Iowa from being transferred to slate control.
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MANCHESTER—Several res- for a public hearing on a pro- hatchery,- „c, ,
idents of the Manchester area, posed changeover. . , ~ A 10131
with Delaware county Atty. E He has received no reply. 5,and t0 '0Se fr0m an economicj«1 060,045 in title III grants have
standpoint. Priorities should be'been distributed to IO Iowa
I school districts through the
um u ij * . 'state board of public instruc-
down in Des Moines, because! We should renovate back1
they aren’t being heard,” he Backbone. There is plenty of
said. I water there. Why should we
• ., ,| Charles Thtaicie, area man-'give up a quality fish hatchery
managers and other employes
r wu ire r- u u * u t ager of the U.S. wildlife and for a quality fish hatchery?
0 e 1 , t.eryD ar? fisheries department, Kansas “Where does a citizen have
state personnel from the Back- rUxr .A . *' olI ’ ^ Lu * L “ :
bone trout facilitv met in Man- y' a a anything to say about the fish
C hester Tuesday nlsht to discu«f"'0ppos,tl0n t# e chan*eover- hatchery- I am imploring Sen. a I ,1 A . . , I He also said he knew the Clark not to be browbeaten and
the matter with area residents ,,nn-n. „ iitoo „ . , rz "
and representatives of U S Sen Manchester hatchery was an old make a decision on this mat-
anti representatives ot u.b. ben.j institution and a ,ong standing ter.”
an ep. o n ^ of (h community_ but that ^ ^ ^ g
Plans have been made to'1 "aS P nl*e<*,.s*vJfr, ^[s,'worldwide shortage of brood
; the Backtalk state IS* "* f'Sh ha'Chery ,0 stock .*»• "What are lhe
priorities? We need conserva-
\ Problem jtion. The federal
Dick Clark Culver.
trout facility to the Manchester fish hatchery next vear a rrooiem non. The federal government
Cost $250OOO Because the Manchester,should stay in the business of
.. ! .. .hatchery has a problem with hatcheries,’ he said.
This would eliminate one fish;. • v «cu ~ . . ...
hatrhprv in Delaware coon tv 'ldney d,SeaSG in tT0Ut’ flsh Decision Made
hatchery in D. i c e y. ,from federal hatcheries . . .
According to state officials, it'would be more usable for the The decision has already been
would cost about $2500001to pro™........~ made by the department of the
ovate the Backbone hatchery. , interior, Thenicie said, but still
Pete Bryant, Cedar Rapids,! ^, sporting goods store owner,,needs approval by elected rep-
field representative for Clark, conducted the meeting “to get
Willard Hawker, asked if this disease isn’t something that
rescntatives in Washington,
“So the decision is reversa-
Wrote To Ray
Carr said he had written a let-
viewpoints” from the 30 people;s*lC*ws UP *n trout "hen they arelbje ** £arr sajd
who were present, to take back undfr stress or ®^er.cT “Don’t cive awiv i Si 5 mil
rn nark Thenicie agreed this is true, unn ' 8Ive aua> a mn-
Bofore the two hour discus- and many trout in the US- have ll0° faCllity when the one at
Bctor tilt two hour discus problem but the federal I Backbone could be fixed for
sioi* Carr said. “We are the cit- inifL P™°iem, dui inc ieaerai „
izens we arc complaining and I authorities would prefer to raise Bowdon t’intend to be a patsy here the trout in hatcheries that do I Petitions are being circulated
not have this problem. in the county asking that the
Loses Hatchery \^ra\ hat<*ery remain under
j federal control.
‘•If a changeover fakes place.' „We are g01ng (0 bc as lflugh
as people anywhere else in the country,” Carr said.
lf a change is made, he added, he will “make it a point to fix responsibility for the decision in this matter.” He expressed hope, however, that the final decision will be to “retain I the hatchery in the federal 'system.”
Funds from this state-ad-j ministered and federally funded program are divided among education of handicapped children, guidance projects, with the largest amount going to local school districts.
Operational and dissemination proposals approved by the board included $136,480 to the Iowa City community school district for development and implementation of a model for educational accountability. .
Approved grants also went to the Cedar Rapids community school district of $176,000 for Project BASIC Inquiry, and the Price laboratory school in Cedar Falls received $82,570 for an explorations in Iowa history project.
The South Tama schools received $42,900 for a reading ap-p r o a c h program. Linn-Mar schools were awarded $34,288 for reading expansion alternatives program, and $168,500 went to College community school district for production and utilization of video tape learning packages.
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Workmen's Compensation Protects More Iowans
DES MOINES - (IDPA) -Many employes who have been excluded from work-replaced injury benefits are now eligible for workmen's compensation.
A law enacted last year and amended by the legislature this session could affect many Iowans.
Employes who were brought under the act Monday fall into two broad categories:
Domestic employes, such a maids, babysitters and gardeners.
Casual employes, such as painters, handymen, and tree trimmers, who do not work for the employer’s trade or business.
(A third category, agriculture workers, was included under the act last Jan. I.)
State Industrial Commissioner Robert Landess said household and casual employes are not covered unless they earned $200 from a single employer during the 13 weeks prior to receiving an injury.
Landess cautioned that not all casual and domestic employes will be covered.
A maid who has sufficient income to qualify would definitely be covered, according to Landess.
But an individual painting a house might be classified as an independent contractor and not fall into the casual employe classification, he said.
Insurance companies have been encouraged by Landess to put a contingency coverage rider on homeowners policies. But, the state official added. he has no idea as to how many insurance companies are doing this. The eost would vary depending upon the payroll and type of job being performed.
Landess also announced that, effective Monday, flu*
maximum allowable weekly benefit rate for workmen's compensation for temporary disabilities increased from $84 to $89.
These rates, which are in effect for injuries received after July I, are based upon 66-a
20 YEARS AGO -COP Leader William F.
Lot Leased for Senior Housing
HAZLETON — The Hazleton city council has leased a lot for low cost senior citizens housing.
The council will use the property received from a former Hazleton resident rather than a portion of the city park for the four-unit facility as had been originally discussed.
The council received 189 pe-Know-i titions from citizens who object-
land declared that legislation\ed to using a portion of the park would be offered to sever U.S.'for this purpose, membership in the U.N. if Corn-5 Cost of the facility is cstimat-age weekly wage of $145.74 inunist China was admitted to ed at $60,000, of which $25,000 for calendar year 1973. the U.N. will be raised locally.
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