Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., Mar. 14. 1974
ST. PATRICK’S day, March 17, is a time of leprechauns, shamrocks and lots of green. These ideas suggest many art projects for boys and girls. Here are a few simple items that you can easily and quickly make to help you celerate this Irish holiday.
Standup shamrock animals can be easily made by folding a piece of green construction paper or light cardboard in half. On it either draw a shamrock or lay a shamrock pattern so that the leaf or the stem comes to the fold.
You will not cut on the fold, so that your finished animal will be able to stand upright. After drawing the shamrock on the folded piece of paper, cut out the double shape. Then use a variety of colored paper, cardboard or material scraps, string, or yarn to add such details as heads, feet, tails and ears. Faces may be added with crayon, chalk, or felt-tipped marking pens. If you enjoy this activity, you may wish to make an entire zoo of shamrock animals to decorate your home for St. Patrick’s Day.
helpful suggestion. A shamrock can be easily made from a heart shape. Cut out a heart to use as a pattern. You will use three heart shapes for each shamrock, for each heart will make one leaf. Use the heart pattern to draw your shamrocks on the card. Or you may cut out three hearts, arrange them into the shape of the shamrock’s leaves, and paste them directly onto the card.
For added interest and color, you might try dividing each heart, or leaf, in half and making it two colors. Then maybe you can think up some clever rhymes or messages to include in your St. Patrick’s day cards. Friends and relatives will be delighted to receive greetings that you have thought of yourself.
first and second loops. Pull tightly, but carefully so as to not change the size or shape of the loops. You should have about an inch or so left for the stem if jou began with a twelve inch pipe cleaner.
lf your leaves are too big, it is very easy to start over and work until you have a shamrock that pleases you. And the bending and twisting should not affect your finished item at all since the pipe cleaner is quite sturdy and adjustable. Your St. Patrick’s day “hint of green’’ is complete when you attach the small safety pin to the middle of the back and pin it in place on you.
Make St. Patrick's day extra special this year by including a few art projects to help you celebrate. See how many different ways you can include the shamrock theme in the things that you make.
Iyhaf Young People Think
Alcohol Use Up; Hard Drugs Down
By Nancy Gilbert
Gilbert Youth Senile*
FLE majority of today’s young people feel that the popularity of hard drugs is declining, according to a recent survey.
With 68 percent of those polled feeling that fewer young people are into drugs today than were two years ago, they gave their reasons for such beliefs,:
“I think alcohol is on the increase popularity-wise and drugs are slowly being phased out,” says Andy Spero, 18, of Mayfield Ht., Ohio.
“Young people are being taught at an early age what drugs can do,” noted Frank Liota, 15, of Fayetteville, Ark.
“Fewer young people are into
While you are using paper, scissors and crayon you might wish to make some St. Patrick’s day greeting cards. Colored construction paper usually works best for this. Cut It to the size you want and fold it in half. Decorate as you desire, using cut out scraps and a variety of drawing tools.
If you have difficulty making your shamrocks look symmetrical, or the same on both sides of the stem, here is a
It is a tradition for people to wear at least one green item on March 17. If you haven’t any clothing that fits that description, you can still wear a little something that will be green. And it is something that you can make with only a green heavy pipe cleaner or chenille stick and a small safety pin.
Simply make a loop starting at one end of the pipe cleaner and twist the end over to hold the loop in place. Make two more loops similarly and about of equal size. Hold the three loops together and wrap the small remaining portion of the pipe cleaner between the
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rn ants Marty McKimmney, 16, of Fayetteville, Ark.
“Drugs are more addictive and can cause more body damage due to the stronger chemical composition,” says Mike Shelton, 18, of Dallas, Tex. “Drugs, because most of the w drugs kids take can damage
^ their chances of having normal
0 I b children whereas I haven’t
heard any evidence presented saying that marijuana can do this,” says Louise Rochford, 16, of Miami, Fla.
“Drugs are more harmful. Marijuana is a good way to feel high but soon wears off whereas the effects from drugs can last a lifetime,” says Martha Green-man, 16, of Santa Ana, Calif. Sixty-four percent of those
polled said that they have gotten drunk at one time or another, 31 percent have not, and 2 percent gave no answer.
Says Stalin Would’ve
RACINE, Wis. (UPI) - Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn would have been put to death during Josef Stalin’s rule in the Soviet Union, according to Soviet expert Henry Shapiro.
“He would have been killed in (ive seconds in the Stalin era,” Shapiro said. “It would have been inconceivable for a man to be having press conferences and criticizing the government.”
Shapiro, retired bureau manager of United Press International in Moscow, is now a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin.
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Teens on Wheels
By Michael Lam rn Dear Mike:
Our new 1974 car (I won’t mention the name) gets around 8-9 miles to the gallon. The dealer claims it’s the anti-pollution devices. He says that while
hard drugs, it is true, but more and more are smoking grass,’ comments Dan Ryan, 16, Dallas, Tex.
“More information is being
it would be illegal for him to. the smog stuff off, you have to disconnect the smog junk, I can re-engineer everything — recall
gas mileage. In addition, they voided their new-car warranties and added to air pollution.
Remember that new cars are published now about the bad ef-engineered to run best with fects drugs can and do have on smog equipment, as poorly as your body,” says Gary Burns that might be. When you take; is, of Richardson, Tex.
do it legally or I can have an independent mechanic do it. The question is, is this legal, and should I have it done? POORHOUSE BOUND Dear Bound:
As I understand, federal law prohibits dealers from disconnecting smog equipment, but in some states non dealers may. My personal recommend ation, though, is that you leave everything as is and be sure it’s working properly. Ive known three people who’ve disconnected their own smog equipment. Every one has regretted it.
They eventually tried to put everything back, but once it’s off it never seems to go on the way it should. Ironically, these drivers noticed worse perform-
brate carburetor metering, retime the ignition, figure out what to do with temperature and automatic transmission sensors, etc. Most people believe you simply rip out all the plumbing and that’s it. It’s not.
I’ve heard that disconnecting the air conditioner can improve gas mileage. Is this so9 WONDERING Dear Wondering:
In some cars, the compressor runs all the time and disconnecting its drive belt in winter might give a tiny improvement ,in gas economy. Yet if you do, you risk the compressor seizing in its resting position.
(Write to Mike Lamm at Room
ance, very rough idling, and 601, 50 Rockefeller plaza, New absolutely no improvement in! York, N. Y. 10020.)
“Drugs are being replaced by grass and alcohol. Young people are realizing the dangers o: hard drugs,” comments Stan Freeman, 16, of Miami, Fla.
“Two years ago drugs were more novel and were used more as an escape from problems Less was known about the harmful effects,” notes Pam Edmon ston, 17, of State College, Pa.
Mixed Opinion .
However, to the question ‘‘Do you think the use of hard drugs (Speed, barbituates, heroin) is increasing or decreasing,” 41 percent answered increasing, 55 percent said decreasing, and 3 percent had no answer.
For marijuana, those polled said they believed there was an increase (87 percent), but felt that alcohol (60 percent) was used more by young people than drugs.
Twenty percent said that they
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have at one time or another used drugs as opposed to 74 percent who had not, and 4 percent gave no answer. But 35 percent said that they have smoked marijuana, 60 percent said they had not, and 3 percent gave no answer.
Most of those polled, 88 percent, felt that hard drugs were more harmful than marijuana and gave these reasons:
“There is more abuse potential. Marijuana is relatively safe and free from physical reactions,” says Jim Bind, 20, of Youngstown, Ohio.
“There are so many things that can mess up your body and mind beyond repair,” com-
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