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Madison Capital Times (Newspaper) - November 22, 1974, Madison, Wisconsin
The capital times Friday november 22 1974 Page 21 Jennifer King tries to convince Volunteer Marna Peterson that the Jar of Green water used for Finger painting is really Koolard at the Day care Center us tutors and their charges end a saturday morning tour of the us Dairy barn staff photo by Carmie a Thompson us Volunteer Rick Royce gets the undivided attention of Mauricio Ramos in a manipulative skills project at the us Day care Center two lop photos by David Sandell want some help the Union has it by Sobanko of the capital times staff University of Wisconsin students on the Madison Campus at least 1000 of them do More than go to school they serve As volunteers in a multifaceted program serviced by the memorial Union which offers just about every Type of helping possibility imaginable both on Campus and off a Small number about 10 per cent Volunteer because they Are required or encouraged to do some Volunteer work As a part of a course requirement Paula Perrone student chairperson of the memorial Union outreach and services program and Joan Schuette advisor on Community Volunteer services Are particularly enthusiastic about the student Foster Parent program aimed to help 16 and 17yearolds student Foster parents must be at should Plano being a Parent up to a year and can be married or single the teens needing care May be runaways or from detention Homes each Foster Parent must obtain a Foster Home License from the Dane county social services department which administers the program but As it says in a pamphlet handed to prospective parents a warm Home atmosphere and a liking for children Are much More important than the furnishings the teenagers dont need a Mother father or sibling relationship in fact they May respond belter to a single Parent relationship As is Perrone says you maybe remember when you were this age and were having trouble with your parents perhaps Over dating Well these kids have even More serious emotional problems and it has been found that a full time big brother or big sister relationship May work better than the traditional Foster Home Environ ment a Foster Parent receives a Standard rate of a month for the Childs room and Board medical expenses Are also covered though response has been Light much of it is due to the age requirement and Lack of publicity As is Schuette says they the need a do Goody Type social worker they need someone to talk to someone who is close to them in age and who has recently been through much of what they Are going through 1 one Foster Parent workshop was held last week and another will be held Jan 23 the outreach program also sponsors the one Toone tutoring program which matches elementary Middle and High school students in ten Madison Public schools with univer sity student tutors the twosome get together once a week for two hours there Are tutors for Reading Reading comprehension mathematics foreign languages and science right now there Are 35 tutors for Middle school students 15 in elementary and 20 for High school students ninety per cent of the tutors go to the school during the Childs free from and work with them others May meet the child after school or go to the Home tutors Are also friends to their charges taking them on Short trips and to parties including a Spring zoo trip or to on Campus Gett Gethers such As the recent one which included a movie lunch and depending on a tour of the Dairy barn or Ping Pong and billiards at Union South they the tutors had hoped for a tour of what but no one under the age of a Junior or senior in High school is allowed to tour that facility even though in this Case they would have been accompanied by tutors there is also a program called Union South tutoring for University students who May need help in a required subject other examples of How student volunteers help the Community includes requests from the Portal Foster Center which works with the severely disabled in conjunction with the Madison area association for retarded children they have asked for a Volunteer in dance therapy a person to work on Toone with a severely handicapped person and another to answer the phone a couple of mornings a week occasionally mrs Schuette says though we dont like working outside established agencies we get a Call we just cant turn Down for instance i had a grandmother Call who is arthritic and ask for a Volunteer to come and play with her 6yearold granddaughter after school dormitories on Campus Are encouraged to hold special parties for head Start children or nursing Home residents a Volunteer interested in correctional work also serves As a qualified lifeguard at Lowell Hall when a group comes from Oregon school for girls to use the Pool on tuesdays occasionally there is a Call by an adult for a Tutor another highly successful undertaking is the Union Day care Center at 206 Bernard it for children of University students faculty and staff 30 children Between the Ages of 2 years 9 months and 5 years attend the Center Between the hours of 7 and pm there Are seven staff people and 20 continued on Page 23 four Lane Western Odyssey 5500 Mies later a capsule summary or How one traveler touring the West by automobile contributed outrageously to the Energy Iowa the Best Way to Sec Hwa is by night worst Way to Sec Nebraska is by Day in the rain the Miles and Miles of Flat bottomland scrub Cottonwood Are endless Ever time you look out the win Dow at a mileage Marker the next town to the West is still 300 Miles away it is the weekend before the general election and much of the air time on the radio is Given Over to Campaign spots most of them by men who claim to be honest few by men who claim to be politicians none of the Public servants seem to have any answers Only criticism of the mess they say those before them have created i Chest my the City such As it May be cold and Barren and Best remembered As a onetime grazing ground for Bison is a Welcome sight it is a place to arrive at to Lay Over for a night while the bandits at the local Oldsmobile Dealership relieve the traveler of Cash for the installation of a used Windshield wiper motor pilfered from a wrecked Poritia it will not rain again for the remainder of the trip a Light Snow is falling As the traveler checks in at the Plains hotel so called because it suffers from a terminal Case of the Plains the most distinguished feature of the travellers room is a cup of rodent Poison Wod Rcd Between the Stevani Radiator and the Wall in answer to his question of wheres the action Here the traveler is advised by a Man on the Street in Cowboy boots and an apathetic expression that he mosey on Over to the bus station for a Sandwich and a look atthe picture Post cards Western Wyoming a hitchhiking Soldier named Harry d Sanfillippo discharged in new Jersey three Days ago is on his Way Home to his wife and three children in Salt Lake City he was born in Sicily and came to the United Stales in 1968 where he was drafted two years later recognizing his obvious potential because he spoke almost no English the army assigned him to after one tour of duty in Korea and two More in Viet Nam he is still trying to figure out How he ended up in Southeast Asia fighting somebody else War Harry d Sanfillippo wears a purple heart ribbon with two Oak Leaf clusters one for the Bullet Hole in his right thigh one for the phosphorous grenade that transformed his right calf from living flesh into a ragged glob of deadened scar tissue and one for the chunk of shrapnel that is lodged just above his stiffened right knee in Kansas two Days and Hucy threw Harry d san Fillippo into a jail cell overnight for hitchhiking on the Turnpike take Oty see it by night descending into the Valley from the High peaks of the Wasatch mountains a glittering jewel of life upon a deadened Plain of Salt Harry d Sanfillippo Home Nevada cold and lonely guided along his path by no More than the Silver glow of a Quarter Moon and the Distant Tail lights of a speeding Semi the traveler is running Low on fuel he finds some in Battle Mountain a desolate outpost in the wilds and fortified by two cups of Coffee a handful of no Doz tablets and a Small but powerful Pill donated by a wide eyed truck Driver he pushes on to Dawn with the Light he discovers that Western Nevada is a euphemism for a giant slag Heap Lake Tahoe the contrast is remarkable even to these bleary eyes bathed in dust no sooner docs the traveler Cross the Border from Reno burned Brown and wasted than he finds himself at the height of the magnificent Snow capped Sierra Range fresh Green and magically picturesque he passes the morning in descent ears popping a misty phantom engulfed in billowing Clouds How High the peaks How deep the valleys How pure the Rushing bubbling streams Alu Miu there is a Beautiful Garden Here an immaculate Square surrounding the Capitol its Well kept paths Are lined with Majestic Trees and shrubs of All descriptions it is much too Lovely for the daily Idle pleasure of the Grade b movie actor and Grade c politician who Peers out upon its splendor from behind the windows of the governors office fitting that he soon shall depart adjacent there is a Plaza a mall a Refuge in the eyes of the traveler for beggars and old age pensioners who congregate in the Twilight of their lives to die Pas sively in the Sun so City by the Bay remains a place of dreams proud tall and erect perched precariously on towering hillsides sloping steeply to the Ocean shores Alcatraz looms foreboding the Golden Gale Bridge glistens Orange in the sunlight buoy Bells Clang in the Harbor fog horns sound deep and throaty from the bows of passing ships the traveler is enchanted he takes his lunch on a pier at Fisherman wharf sharing his fresh crab and loaf of bread with plump and Sassy sea gulls that flock boldly at his feet he dines that night in Oriental opulence at the Empress of China High above the narrow streets of Chinatown and later sips a drink from the panoramic Vantage Point of the top 0 the Mark gazing silently Down from Telegraph Hill upon the twinkling lights of the City in repose tranquil and at peace a Small pity he projects that for the one great fault on which it is founded like All of California it shall someday slip surely to the sea buy your oceanfront property in Nevada Highway 1 for falling rocks 100 Miles of Rocky Shoreline winding roads that twist through hairpin turns and Cliffside from Monterey to big sur the Sun glints on shimmering Waves cresting High bearing on their breaking backs the bronzed bodies of we suited surfers for two nights the traveler Camps once beneath a thousand stars High on a Hill overlooking Monterey Bay and again at big sur a Green Cathedral of giant red Woods nestled by a Brook in a deep Valley rimmed by the Western Hills of the Santa Lucia Range it is the highlight of the journey san Sijem hearts Castle perches Alhambra que on a Hill some Miles cast of the Highway the traveler disdains the tourists tour and pays a dime to Peep at the Monument through a Telescope he goes off mumbling Rosebud
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