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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4A The Cedar Rapids Gazelle. Wed.. Pct. 2. 1974 Your United Way © At Work ‘Tm Boh Vernon, a businessman here in Cedar Rapids Your contributions to the t oited Way has helped me “It was several years ago when my children were caca tinning with some friends of the family Two of my suns and two of their friends were working in the water on an electric hoist. Somehow the hoist developed a short All four of the boys were in danger of tieing electrocuted “It was my 18-year-old daughter. Sue, who recognized the emergency First she called for help, then turned off the electric current and pulled three of the boys from the water Two of them had received a severe enough jolt to require niouth-to-mouth resuscitation which Sue administered “All four of the youngsters are alive and well today, thanks to the training my daughter Sue received through the American Red Cross in a water safety course This is just one of the programs in one of the 22 agencies that is supported by your contribution to the United Way Thanks to you — it's working' Children’s Booklet Warns Against Poisonous Plants ATLANTA (CPI) - Pleas, don’t eat the daffodils, the po-*tato plant or the peach tree leaves. That’s the message in a 12-page coloring booklet for children titled “Never Never Land of Poisonous Plants'’ that’s become a demand item among youth groups, teachers and parents across Georgia It might have hit the best seller lists in children's book stores, but it s free for the asking The booklet was published by the Garden Club of Georgia in an effort to educate children and in many cases teachers and parents to the dangers posed by at least 35 poisonous plants that flourish in Georgia and other southeastern states Only Beginning The club printed and distributed 10.000 copies and thought that was the end of their project But it was only the beginning. Demand has boon phenomenal. "It’s been amazing.’’ said Mrs. Thorne Winter, the club s state civic development chairman, in charge of distribution "We had no idea it would stretch out this far into so many fields. But the reception has been tremendous." The first 10.000 were distributed through the club’s state organization and the Georgia department of human resources to interned groups throughout the state That first distribution touched off an even bigger demand A second printing of an additional 10.000 copies was quickly exhausted "We’re trying to get another 10.000 printed now." said Mrs Winter "Almes! ll ■believable’’ A newspaper story after the first printing brought an “almost unbelievable demand.’’ she said “My phone was busy for a week and within four days I received orders for 12.000 more books," The hook is primarily an educational tool, she said Along with posters of the poisonous plants, it is used as a teaching aid in grade schools, science classes and nature trail studies It is being us.-d by Boy and Girl Vout troops and has been placed in poison control centers children’s hospitals and offices of pHiatrieians Inquiries about the book have come from a achoo! system in North < arolina and from as far away as Denver and Maine One page of th* booklet is devoted to th*' mushroom with the text “Mushroom* are colorful and fascinating They pop up in the yard unexpectedly, but — never never touch or eat one Mont mushrooms are poisonous Only ail expert tan tell the good from the bad Tell your pals Inset Plate The publication illustrates the principal poisonou* plants which flourish in Georgia and some other states In addition to the large outline drawing of Venezuela Sets Overseas Education for Students the plan! or flower for children to color, there is an inset plate with each showing in black the parts that are poisonous For instance, the leaves, stems and pit of a peach are poisonous, along with the bulb of the daffodil, the green por tion of the Irish potato plant and the sun-greened part of the potato itself Other plants which have poisonous parts and are illustrated or listed in the book are castor bean, dieffenbaehia. horse chestnut, oleander poison ivy. pokeweed, rhododendron, wisteria, burning bush, cyclamen, elephant ear. four o’clock, foxglove, iris. Jerusalem cherry, jimson weed. lily-of-valley. milkweed, mock-orange, monkshood, mountain laurel, pimpernel. pinks, rattle box. Scotch broom, snow on the mountain. Spanish bayonet, spider lily. tulip and wild yellow jessamine Member Research Information for the booklet was researched by club members. It was written bv Mrs John Henry Bailey and edited by Dr W B Baker, professor emeritus of biology and director of the Emory university museum Illustrations were by Mrs Ralph Barker, a commercial artist Copies may be obtained bv writing Mrs Winter. 282 River Oak drive. Atlanta. Cia 3033b Doctors Tell New Treatment For Eye Cancer SAN FRANCISCO    \ team of Ohio State university physicians has reported sue cessful treatment of eye can* cr with the implantation of radioactive "seeds' in th** inner eye Dr Gunther Ehlers. the team leader told the American Roentgen Ray Society’s annual meeting that an ophthalmologist and a radiotherapist make a poly et helen** ring loaded with tiny radon-filled gold containers resembling seeds The ring. Ehlers said. is sutured to the area surrounding the malignant mass and is left in place indefinitely He said response t<» the treatment was slow He explained, "flattening and gradual disappearance of the tumor mass was observed in a number of patients only six to eight months after irradiation “ The Ohio State team used the technique on 18 patients Ehlers said the doctors were abl** t*» preserve "useful vision arid arrest th** cancer oI 11 of them Malignant melanoma of th** eve is a rare though devastating cancer that usually affects persons in tile 50 arid-older age bracket Sudden, unexplained loss of vision is a major symptom of the cancer Traditional treatment ha* been the removal of til* cancerous ey CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — On the verge of nationalizing its rich oil and iron or** industries, Venezuela has embarked on a program to train some IO,IKM) students abroad every year to run these and other industries The plan would permit Venezuelan students, through government -sponsored scholarships to study the industrialized nations, mainly the C S. the No. I consumer of Venezuelan oil The six-month-old center-left government of President Carlos Andres Perez has budgeted approximately lib million a year for the scholarship program (MI Income Thanks lo soaring oil prices in recent years, the Perez ad ministration estimates oil income this year will reach approximately $1(1 billion We have the money ‘ to back up such a program. Perez this week told the first group of 2,000 scholarship winners And Venezuela lacks the human resources needed to bring about a real social and economic transformation ’’ The purple of the plan is to reduce the country’s dependence on imported technology and foreign experts, par Ocularly as the nation approaches full state control and management of its nearly three-million-barrel-a-day oil industry and iron ore mining, currently operated by mostly American firms Of the first group of scholarship students, ranging from 16 to 25 in age. some (MW will go to the C. S., another IOO to Great Britain. 50 to Mexico and 30 to Spain The rest will be trained in local universities. Financial Needs The Chicago-based Institute of International Education (HE), a nonprofit organization. and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy will supervise, coordinate and channel the financial needs of! the students during their studies in the C S At university and technical level schools, the students will prepare themselves for work in the petroleum, steel, agriculture. cattle, fishing, naval and aeronautic industries in thisj South American nation of I nearly 11.5 million inhabitants Their scholarships will cover school fees, travel expenses, food and lodging as well as an extra sum for those married students to help with their family expenses In the C S . students will attend such institutions as the University of Colorado the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Utah. the University of Southern California. the University of California in Sacramento. Pacific university. Texas A and M. the University of Tennessee. Northeastern university and the California Polytechnic Institute Stndent I nst Leopoldo Gipez. head of the scholarship program, estimated that each student would cost the Venezuelan government approximately $0,000. taking into account that such a figure would vary in different countries and also in different states of the C S Won’t Scrap Map Prayer RALEIGH N C (CPI) _ The motorist’s prayer on state mad maps is going to remain despite recent criticism a state official says In a letter. Transportation Secretary Troy Doby told Lawrence Roush of Wilson, an outspoken critic* who has threatened to sue if it is not removed, that the prayer will be included in the next printing of the map Doby said th** reason fur retaining the prayer was twofold One. it has been a tradition since 1066. arid two. it is a "secular item to promote an attitude of safety in North .Carolina ” Rouse. Norman Smith of the Greensboro American Civil Liberties Union and some others have complained that the prayer illegally combines church and stat** Doby said that, even though the word "prayer" is on the map. “th** primary purpose is not to encourage people to attend church or be better religiously but for our citizens and visitor* to In* consciously aware of safety on the road* and highways in North Carolina “ "But, ifs the best investment any government can make." said Lopez, who believes that the percentage of students completing studies is likely to exceed 50 percent. President Perez explained that selection was done through computers and "th** students were chosen without any discrimination. No one was ask***! what ideas he has; if he is a party member or independent; if he conies from this or that class of Venezuelans, or if he comes from this or that part of the country.’’ "Need Technicians” We need about 3.140 pe troleum technicians in the shortest time possible. SIK) petroleum engineers. 500 mechanical engineers, 250 electrical engineers. 250 chemists    250 petroleum economists, 400 administrative and management experts. 50 civil engineers. Perez said The iron ore industry is ex pected to be nationalized by December and the president said that "there, we need HO mechanical engineers, 50 metallurgical engineers. 30 electrical engineers. 10 civil engineers and 1.10O advanced technicians," Through the scholarship program the government hopes to diversify the country’s oil-dependent economy with the creation of new industries. such as shipbuilding "In size and scope, it is perhaps the biggest undertaking by any one country, thus far." said Cassandra Pyle. 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