Australia Gets Tougher With its Jobless Tlme» H.rctld, Carroll, la. Monday, April 26, 1976 11 CANBERRA — (LENS) — Dole bludgers, beware. Malcolm Eraser's Liberal-Country party government in Australia has announced that it is going to make life difficult for people abusing the right to unemployment assistance. The word' "bludger" originally meant someone who lived on the earnings of a harlot, but a century or so it has been used in Australia to describe any lazy fellow who imposes on others. Before last December's election there had been a considerable outcry about young men and women who preferred the dole to . looking for work. The Fraser government has not reduced the rates'of benefit fixed by Gough Whitlam's previous Labor government, which in any event are not every high by the standards of West European countries. Instead, it has placed more restrictions ...on those who draw the dole. The waiting time before receiving benefit .has been extended from two weeks to unreasbriably decline to travel away from their homes, or if they have turned up for job appointments unsuitably dressed and generally scruffy. These changes may not make much difference to the general rate of unemployment, which is still around the 5 per cent mark, but they will certainly mask or remove some of the more flagrant cases of indolence — which is what those who six. Nobody who is voluntarily - complained probably wanted, "unemployed can receive it. The attack on dole bludgers is The definitions of suitable employment have been widened, and people can be refused the dole if they in line with a sort of conservative puritanism which is emerging as the distinguishing mark of the Fraser government. Fraser has already said that his first budget, due in a few months' time, will be a tough one, but that it will be tough on the government, not on.the people. He explained that government had to be reduced ' and people thrown more on their own resources to spend their money as they wished; and he hinted (or some people •thought he did) that taxes might be reduced. His appeal against big government is rather like that of some of the American presidential candidates. But The Iowa Book Shelf • ... . . . '. '•• • ''.'••• • ..•'..-' V (Edited by Mary Ann Riley) THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY OF P.D.Q. BACH. By Prof. Peter Schickele. (Random House $8.95) This book, a spoof on serious music and serious biography, is unique and very funny. The .'. 'Professor' author is 'closely related' to serious composer Peter Schickele who was born in Ames, Iowa in '.1935, graduated from Juilliard School of Music -where he subsequently taught, worked as a free-lance composer for film and theater, (composer of music for a Joan Baezalbum,... one of, the composer-lyricists, for ''Oh, Calcutta!"), and currently performs as his alter-egp -on concert stages throughout the country. His subject is,the fictitious 'last and certainly least' of Johann Sebastian Bach's twenty . children. Here .the author, spares no details in this study of 'history's most justifiably neglected composer'. The- preface opens with the;word 'Why?' and the biography begins with 'Early Infancy', followed by 'Late Infancy'. Then comes a pictorial essay with hilarious captions for irrelevant pictures. A description of this'Bach's music follows along with a description of the instruments P.D.Q. employed: balloons, foghorn, left-handed sewer flute, Oscar Mayer Wiener Whistle, etc.). The .concert performance is, according to the N.Y. Times, a very funny show, 'even for people who like music but don't know why'. And the book,''a.fitting tribute to the : most embarrassing skeleton in the Bach family closet' has 'a laugh a page and sometimes several. — Mary Ann Riley TENNIS FOR THE BLOODY FUN OF IT. By Rod Laver & Roy Emerson with Barry Tarshis. (Quadrangle, $9.95) To find one's way among the maze of instructional tennis .books available now that this . sport is nationally popular can leave the reader as winded as playing a fast set. But these pros, .(the first two, Australians, hold more major titles between them than any other two players today), have a unique gimmick in their favor: they claim the 'key that unjocks-'the elbow' is simple pleasure. They, are earnest about the game but their amus-i ng, vivacious personalities are revealed here in a series of dialogues. They're speaking naturally and the reader feels as though he's in -the same room with 1 them, sharing their jokes and gossip as well as .their expertise. In section 1, 'Getting Started', they discuss Wardrobes, among other things. Rod talks about a sweater after the game to prevent muscle pulls and strains and Roy mentions the 100 degree temperatures in Australia which make hats a necessity. In section 2 they exchange ideas about basic techniques; the excellent photographs make this book very good for learners. Section 3. 'Developing the not-so-basic shots' may get .spin to work for the reader . . .if-he lives with the pros suggestions- for awhile. The last section, 'Thinking about the game' gives the player-reader plenty of food for thought. A good book, and fun to read, too. — Dan Purcell , . ANDRE MALROUX. By Jean LaCouture. (Pantheon, $12.95) This biography concerns a man who was involved in almost every major social and : political movement throughout the world in the twentieth century. As a French journalist, the author is uniquely privileged to have observed, assessed, and recorded the life and times of Malroux. General DeGaulle's State Minister. . With great sympathy. he has the same problems as they will face if they are elected. Although he is against big government, he is already committed to some of the biggest things government has to offer, including the Medibank health scheme and the whole range of education • financing organized by the Whitlam government. He has also promised not to sack any civil servants. In these circumstances it is perhaps no' surprise that he should make an example of dole bludgers and that his minister of defense, should say that the government'is against the "soft society" in Australia. unusual insight, and a very realistic critical attitude, he presents a vivid and genuine picture of a unique personality and supplies the reader with an appreciation of the social and political currents which underlaid life in Asia and Europe from the Russian Revolution through Viet Nam. Malroux knew all the important leaders of our times and their respect for him was unusual. This soldier, politician, intellectual had an equal interest in the authors and Mrs. Schluter Hosts Easter Sunday Guests Tlmtt Herald News Service WALL LAKE — Easter . Sunday evening guests in the home of Mrs. Emil Schluter were Mr. and' Mrs. Wade Bruggeman and family of Charter Oak. . . BCNU Club met Wednesday afternoon at the home of Hilda Pagel. .Substitute players were Mrs. Jack Lamaak,. Mrs. Marvin Dreessen and Mrs. artists of this century which, along with his activities in the promotion of social justice, marks him as an important man beyond h.is native France. Our understanding of a world of conflicts, national emergencies, and radical changes is immeasurably enhanced by this book. It is more than a biography. It is a good record of what has happened internationally on the political scene since 1920 and why the struggle continues. — Harold A. Goldman Ray Brotherson. Winners were Mrs. Lamaak, Mrs. Dreessen and Mrs.- Clarence Roth. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Throndson- and Darin, Maquoketa, were weekend guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert R. Gerdes. Additional Easter Sunday dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Paysen and Chad of Wayne, Neb.; Mr/and Mrs. Harold Larson, Kathy and Debbie of Fontenelle, Mr. and Mrs. Pau.l Coffman and Brand! of Des Moines. Brothersons Visit Janssens In Carnarvon Times Herald News Service CARNARVON — Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Brotherson, Council Bluffs, were last Sunday night and Monday guests in the Jake R. Jaussen home. Monday morning they attended the funeral of their cousin, Lloyd Meyer, at Auburn. Mr. and Mrs. Jake R. Jaussen, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Corn spent a social evening in the Pete Bruns home near Fonda Wednesday night honoring Pete for his birthday, which was Tuesday: Mrs. Gene Boeckman of here accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dirkx of Breda, and Mrs. Helen Dirkx to Omaha Tuesday morning where Mrs. Helen Dirkx met the plane and flew to Arizona to visit her granddaughter and husband and to make the acquaintance of her twin great granddaughters. GLFW Club Meets In Wall Lake Times Herald News Service WALL LAKE — GLFW Club met April 14 in the home of Mrs. Lawrence Wordekamper with seven members present Roll call was answered bj "hard time clothes being worn." Prizes for best clothes were awarded to Mrs. Jake Janssen, Mrs. William Schwanz, and Mrs. Jerry Comstock; The birthday song was sung for Mrs. Com'stock. Mrs. William Jetter entertained with bingo and prizes were won by Mrs. Myron Maynard, Mrs. Janssen. Mrs. LillieKropf and Mrs. Jetter. A Rollicking Performance in Swing Show Where else but in the Carroll High Auditorium could you find Shirley Temple, George and Martha Washington, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, dancing teddy bears, shuffling octopi, the four adventurers from the "Wizard of Oz" and seven Parisiene Can Can girls? The auditorium was the scene Friday and Saturday nights of "Tiger Tales of 1976," the high school's musical variety show. It was evident that a lot of work had gone into the costumes, stage props, singing and choreography preparation, instrumental preparation and acting for the well-coordinated, enjoyable show. The show was filled with singing, dancing, Wall Lake Residents Visit Omaha Times Herald News Service WALL LAKE —Mrs. Harry Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Wes Cook and Stephonie, and Sara Goodenow spent Saturday .overnight and Sunday in Omaha. On Sunday they met Mrs. Carrie Dunbar of Ellsworth, Maine at the airport. Mrs. Dunbar is spending some time in the Wes Cook Home. Mrs. Dorothy Dreessen spent the weekend in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dreessen and children at Sioux City. Mrs. Robert Bartlett and Mrs. Bruce Paysen, Jason and Corey visited Friday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Hayes and family, Guthrie Center. Sunday afternoon callers in the Bartlett home were Mr, and Mrs. Duane .Hayes. Kim and* Kelly, Guthrie Center. When, you see a collection of dresses like ours, at prices like ours it has to be something special. It's Summer Dress Carnival. Summer Dress Carnival lime Is here again. And Ihis year, ifs 'really something.to celebrate! you'll llnd jacket dresses, pant dresses, sundresses, shirtdresses and lots more. Everything Irom knits In vibrant .stripes to the latest Calcutta-looks in soil "pastels. Lots ol red, while and blue trios, too. Whether you're a junior figure, miss or hall size, you'll see just the right looks - lor you — at just the tighl prices. And ol course, everything's in those easy care fabrics you love. So come soon:.Get into some cool, summer dresses. And enjoy. nney You EVER WANTED To KNOW ABOUT You. If. you saw this headline in your local newspaper you'd take the time to read it- all of it. So would your friends and neighbors. And that's what local newspapers are all about: you and the people in your town. . ' Your local newspaper's prime function is to present the news . . . honestly and fully. Local newspaper reporting includes everything from what's going on at City Council meetings, to the luncheon menu at your local school. Local newspapers deliver, where other news sources leave off. What's happening in your community is just as important to your local newspaper as an epic journey to the moon. Who wants to know what's going on in your community? You do! And, your local newspaper is the news medium that reports it—in full. Newspapers deliver the local story. IOWA PRESS ASSOCIATION AN AFFILIATION OF 385 IOWA WEEKLY AND DAILY NEWSPAPERS Unidentified Body Taken From River CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A decomposed body was recovered by helicopter from the Cedar River in southwest Cedar Rapids late Sunday afternoon. The body was taken to a Cedar Rapids hospital where authorities were trying lo establish identity of the dead man. instrumental pieces, clever skits, humorous and touching slide shows and an amusing movie. Susan Jones captured the crowd's heart with a believable imitation of Shirley Temple singing "On the Good Ship Lolly-Pop" in her impish five-year-old voice in the first half Friday night. Another crowd favorite was a boys' group singing "Gloria" in the group style of the 1950s. Five suspicious looking characters, the background group, kept the audience's attention by flexing their muscles and stepping in time while Cliff Stroh crooned a love song to Gloria. Seven can-can girls caught many an eye as they kicked and quick stepped a Ballet Parisiene dance number. A colorful effect was created when a black light was turned on showing fluorescent colors on the girls' skirts. What started out to be a cute scene with four frolicking teddy bears turned into a humorous situation when one of the bear's costumes threatened to slip off during a dance number. The bear kept up both her costume and her composure, finishing the act and drawing a large round of applause. The characters from "The Wizard of Oz" made an appearance. Julie Teague as Dorothy soloed the first song and then pranced around with the tin man, scarecrow and thelion. An enchanting scene was developed when six little girls came on stage to be sung to "Thank Heaven for Little • Girls" by the boys from Swing Choir one; The first half ended with an impressive performance by the. stage band playing advanced jazz along with some ,good .t.rgmbone, two saxophones, trumpet, electric organ and drum solos. In the second half. Snow White, played by Rita Harmening and the seven dwarfs thrilled the children as they pranced through the audience shaking everyone's hands. The dwarfs' heads were realistically made. Throughout the evening, Jim Seidl as the town crier kept the crowd alerted by loudly clanging his bell and announcing the upcoming performances. The bicentennial theme of the show was kicked off by the girls' chorus singing three patriotic songs with a fluorescent flag display. George and Martha Washington, portrayed by Tim Gaffney and Virginia Watson, sang "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie." The hammed up number drew good audience response. *' Four little green, yellow, orange and blue octopi shuffled around the stage to "Put Your Arms Around Me Honey." Obviously, a lot of work went into making the ..octopi suits complete with moveable tentacles. Swing choir one presented an American Folk trilogy along with a moving slide show of the civil war era and scenes from the John F. Kennedy period. In a change of pace, Swing Choir one performed three modern numbers which included excellent singing, smooth stage movement and lively dance steps. Both swing choirs performed, "Walking Happy" while a clever and funny movie was seen, showing a pair of boots, skipping, prancing and dancing along with the tune. Virginia Watson glided gradefully and delicately across the stage in a solo . dance number to "Bye. Bye Blues." The mixed chorus ended the evening with four songs from Americana. Virginia Watson soloed in "America the Beautiful" with an impressive scenic slide show of the American countryside. The show should have ended with an audience standing ovation or at least very appreciative applause but instead drew only polite applause from, a raucous and partly unappreciateive crowd. — Mvron Williams.
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