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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Friday, March 15, 1974 Textbooks revised to represent 'broad range of our society' By CAROLE MARTIN PHILADELPHIA (AP) Lozelle J. DeLuz is quick to spot both racial and sexual stereotypes in helping the J.B. Lippincott Co. revise its basic series of reading textbooks. "My basic intent is to have the books show people in- tegrating and inter-reacting and to more adequately rep- resent the broad range of our society." says Mrs. DeLuz, executive editor for language arts in Lippmcott's educa- tional publishing division. An elementary school prin- cipal in Washington, D.C., un- til last June. Mrs. DeLuz is one of the few women execu- tives in educational publishing and possibly the highest-rank- ing Negro in the field. Textbook publishers have come under increasing criti- cism in recent years from fe- minists and leaders of various minorities for the existence of sexual and racial bias in school curriculum materials, and Lippincott was being sen- sitive to such complaints in 'seeking out Mrs. DeLuz. During the last seven months, Mrs. DeLuz has been able to make a number of changes she feels are signifi- cant. In one of the earliest books of the present reading series, for instance, a character says: "Women's advice is never worth two pennies. Yours isn't worth even a Home Recipe Plan Takes Off Ugly Fat It s simple how one may lose pounds of unsightly fat right in own home Use this home recipe dietary plan It's easy, no trouble at all and costs little Just go to drug store and ask for Naran Reducing Plan Pour liquid into a pint bottle and add enough grapefruit juice to the bottle Take two tablespoonsful twice a day as needed and follow the Naran Reducing Plan If vour first purchase does not show you a simple easy way to lose bulky fat and help regain slender more graceful curves, if reducible pounds and inches of excess fat don't disappear from neck chin, arms. hips, abdomen, calves and ankles just return the empty carton for your monev back Follow this way endorsed by many who have tried this plan to help bring back alluring curves and graceful slenderness. Note how quickly bloat disappears, how much better you feel More alive, youthful appearing and active penny." That observation was deleted from the revised edi- tion. "It's true that the advice of the woman, in that story may be bad, but we cannot expect school children at that level to distinguish between that woman and all Mrs. DeLuz explained. The 46-year-old editor also noted that the text of a cur- rent story was being changed to point out the reason In- dians were trying to capture Buffalo Bill was "because he was killing off their food sup- ply-" To show the extent of the changes being made, Mrs. DeLuz cited a current book that had 37 men playing fea- tured roles and only five women in featured roles. The revised edition gives featured roles to 30 men and 20 women. Mrs. DeLuz's editing and administrative duties are not limited to changing negative depictions of minorities and women, but she said she felt a special obligation in this area because she has had ex- perience that none of the other editors, all white and mostly male, have had "When I look this job I had to ask myself if I wanted to be the token black Mrs. said. "I decided I did because it would give me an opportunity for input and that was bound to have some good etfect. Besides, the next person won't be a token and things will come easier." Another book contained a reference to a boy looking for a book to read about Babe Ruth. This was changed to have him look for a book about Hall of Fame baseball player Roberto Clemente "to show that white children can and do admire people of different ethnic backgrounds." In a third story, a boy is told he cannot accompany his father on a trip because someone has to stay at home with mother. "Of course the implication is that the mother is in- competent, in grave danger of harming herself and allowing the farm to go to ruin if left alone for an instant, and that a young boy is more capable of managing a farm than an adult Mrs. DeLuz observed. may seem harmless to build up the male child's ego as protector, but girls reading the story would get a rather different she said. The revised story has the fa- ther say someone must stay home to feed the animals, "a far more rational ex- planation" that has the son taking over a duty that the fa- ther usually performed. Alittletalk... a long way. Call Long Distance to say how things are going, To hear how things are. It's a great way Jo travel. Fast and easy and low in cost. You're there in seconds. And your call will mean so much. Who should you call Long Distance? Make it a surprise. Make it soon. Long dtilancc keeps you m touch gooff news Biased stripes fashions designed for Portknit Courses tailor-made for foreign students TORONTO (CP) Courses are being prepared at Univer- sity of Toronto for students whose mother tongue is not English. The aim is to develop tailor- made courses for students who are at a disadvantage because their mother tongue is not English. Prof. Carlos Yoris, linguist and language teacher, said many Canadians aiming for a profession OF a career in Eng- lish use French, Chinese or Italian as a functional language. Often, he said, students can read or write English but can- not speak the language. Prof. Yoris emphasized that the course will be more than simply conversation classes. "There's nothing wrong with having a conversation, but why pay a teacher? Find a girl friend or something else." Prof. Yoris has been using a variety of methods in English courses developed for three Peking University graduates and for Mexicans on exchanges in Canada. USES FILM He finds film an acceptable medium to maintain interest and to provide a common ground for discussion. "But it's not enough to show a film and then talk about it. A lot of preparation is needed if this approach is to work. Otherwise, it becomes a frustrating experience." Before the students view the films they are provided with a vocabulary list and an outline of the subject. Also, subject material is chosen with care. The professor explained that too often the material can be too juvenile and boring. He said the language courses are often up to six hours a day. I don't believe in im- mersion courses. Let the stu- dents revert to their own lan- guage after he said. "They will be relaxed when they turn up the next day." Prof. Yoris said an intensive 10-week course is scheduled for next fall and it will come under the university's extension de- partment. Knitwear soft, warm for spring By ANNE FOTHERINGHAM MONTREAL (CP) Soft and flowing was the look- designer John- Warden presented this week as Portknit. a group of 11 Portuguese knitwear houses, unveiled its first collection aimed at the Canadian market. Skirts were gently flared, sweaters were soft and warm- looking and crochet shawls were teamed up with day and night knitwear fashions. Both short and long skirts, as well as pants, were shown with co-ordinated vests, sweaters and sleeveless cardigans in knits ranging from cdtton interlock to angora. The muffler and deep-cuff cap. long a mark of the Warden collections, appeared again in shades of brown, green, ecru, white, beige and russet to complement the various knitwear combinations. The Portknit fashions have three Portknit for men. Miss Portknit for ladies and Portknit Juniors for chil- dren. One knitwear group in white cotton interlock featured a camisole top and deep-cuff gaucho pants for the Miss Portknit line and camisole tops with pants and long skirts for children. As in all the Warden collec- tions, the tones were neutral, with a touch of forest green the only vibrant highlight in the show. The collection made use of various knit patterns such as a group which combined a russet basketweave knit with plain and ribbed knits for skirts, long sweater dresses, children's clothes and accessories. For the evening, the collec- tion went black with slip dresses and skirts with slip- style tops teaming up with Warden's crocheted shawls for a vamp look. A dressy but casual suit look was created by combining a grey hooded sweater with a matching skirt and a forest green shirt and accessories. Couple charged with bigamy BOISSEVAIN, Man. (CP) Stewart Paul Garwood, 57. and his now-legal wife Joyce received suspended sentences this week after pleading guilty to charges of bigamy. For Mr. Garwood. it was his eighth such charge over a 28- year period. Provincial Court Judge H. W. Forrest expressed amazement at the man's marital record. He said a heavier sentence would have been imposed had it not been for testimony by Mrs. Garwood who described her husband as "a perfect provider and a wonderful husband." The couple were married for a first time in the United States when neither had obtained legal divorce. But a second legai marriage was performed in 1973. Evidence showed Mr. Garwood had previous bigamy convictions in Alberta and several in Ontario and that he had served several jail terms on the charges. Judge Forrest said that since Mr. Garwood had not been in trouble for the last eight years "we have to assume that he has learned the errors of his ways WeeWhimsv will be sent Jl'eonginS! ante SxspuoUe I Send voat child'squomin B> tfxsototx A first Elizabeth Goudie, a 71-year-old great-grand- mother, is the first female native of Labrador to have a book published. The book, Woman of Lab- rador, records 50 years of struggle and hardship as the wife of a trapper. SAND GRAVEL (ASPHALT HOLLESTRUPi SAND and GRAVEL CenMtucKonCQ-LM. PHONE 328-8196 Store eggs Store eggs away from strong smelling foods to preserve freshness. Tom Forrestall Painter Of The Maritime Soul Read about the man whose lucid scenes reflect his love for fhe quiet, rural face of Nova Scotia. !n Weekend Magazine this Saturday. The lethbridge Herald ;