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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, November 21, 1968
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If1 READING - Mrs. Frances Hall (below) has been helping Yolanda Dupree, who can show her newfound reading skill. Early Start Helps Slow Reader FOR OMEN Palm Beach Post, Tharsday , Nov. 21. 1968-13 It's Blinds' Job To Teach Public LISTENING - Mrs. Doris Duncan (left) holds the attention of two youngsters who may soon get over their reading problems. il l e? Yf.: j ) ;.l ' -W.. 1 'I could spend a few hours each day on the job to learn more. Anyone interested can contact him at 848-6332. Mobility is an essential part of schooling for blind children. "The schools in the state of Florida have quite a few mobility teachers," he said. "We need this in Palm Beach County. There are enough blind students to warrant it." It takes approximately three years to reach mobility with a cane, he explained, but emphasized a blind person can travel. He should know, he made a six-week trip to Europe, traveling alone. Originally from the New York City area Bobby feels it is easier to get around in large cities than small ones. He does admit riding the subway is confusing. "It is best to have a dog in the city," he says. Cane travel is his preference although he once had a Seeing Eye Dog. "The dog is more for the person who has no sense of direction. I am one of the lucky ones I can get my bearings." Mobility was his topic when he spoke Tuesday afternoon to principals, teachers and members of the Temple Israel Sisterhood Braille Workshop. "I don't mind speaking. I feel the blind person should educate the public, I am always available to speak." Educating the public is the key to the future of blind children. Before a blind child can be educated the parents have to be educated, according to Bobby. For the first six grades he believes blind children should go to specialized schools to learn to use the aids available and to learn independence. "It is important that parents listen to the teachers and make the child do for himself," he inisted. "Even my wife makes me do for myself. Parents may think the child will hate them and he will resent them terribly at first, but later . .. "He didn't have to finish the sentence the meaning was clear. To Bobby, mobility is extremely important. "You can have all the education in the world but if you can't get around vou are no good to anyone. If you ask for a job, the first thing they ask is 'How do you get around?' They don't doubt your mental ability." Mobility and perseverence got Bobby, at 20, a job as a car salesman, a more than unique occupation for a blind person. At the time he said, "If I can't make an honest dollar myself I don't want it." Today he would certainly echo the words. Currently, he is studying computer programming and hopes to find a programmer with whom he By DIEDRA VAN DL'ZEE Staff Writer "I'll see you," is a common way of saying goodbye but it could be ironic coming from Robert Wright. Bobby can't see you or anything else, he is blind. Well liked and well known as the drummer for the Jim-mie Hanes Trio, Bobby is cheerful, resilient, eager to learn and add to his list of accomplishments, and, eager to educate the public about blindness. People want to help and go out of their way but often don't know how to assist a blind person. "The time to help a blind person is on a busy street," he stresses. Many times a helpful person is more of a hindrance. People sometimes yell directions to him from a distance. That kind of aid can cause a blind person to "end up wrapped around a telephone pole. "It is irritating," he admitted, but said, "It is the blind person's fault for not educating the public." What incenses him is a blind person sitting on a street corner with a tin cup. "This must be eliminated." Jobs are available that depend on the hands more than a lot of education, he said. "If a man is strong enough to reach for a quarter he can string a mop." Can anything be done to help children with reading problems before it's too late? An imaginative experimental program has been started in Riviera Beach to try to save some cf the "reading dropouts." The teachers, who are all volunteers, were recruited through the Neighborhood Center of the Community Action Council. Most of them are college graduates who have had some experience in teaching or working with children, either in YMCA programs, Sunday schools, or recreation departments. "It's a bit early to say how the program will work," says R. L. Jemmott, principal of Lincoln Elementary School in Riviera Beach. "But it looks very promising." To hear little Yolanda Dupree as she reads easily from her book, it sounds as if the promise is being fulfilled. .f3 : vf A v';w; I 7' Staff Photos by Sheila Tryk Teenagers Make Movies r I 1 : if 0 of Dartmouth College Films and annually chairman of judges. "This year there was more of a trend toward social comment than before." Highlights of the space films included: One by John W. Lopez, 15, of College Park, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, showing an animated csrtoon of a Martian's adventures and misadventures on Earth. The Martian is jailed and Martian troops rescue him. Hoyt II. Yeatman, 13, of Ben Lomond, Calif., showing styrofoam astronauts crash landing on an alien plane populated by egg men. When they leave, they have on board the local monster, an egg eater. - Raymond Villard, 18, of Rochester, N.Y. previewed man's first landing on the planet Mars. In the humorous and satire categories, winners included: "Women's Wear" icq) by Glenn M. Reisman. 17. of New York City. The film giv-nettes men being given beauty shop hairdo's and manicures in a Heavenly Salon, compares a pants-wearing female with a kilt-clad Scotsman and indues a man and woman posing together in a "muscle ad" pose, wearing look-alike clothing. "Wiggy Goes to Rome" by Joseph P. Mullaly, 14. of Alhambra, Calif. This is a takeoff on Twiggy. The Wiggy in the film reaches the end of her career when she gets hungry and eats. -"The Ballad of Moses Martino" by Steve Glazer, 16, of Valley Stream, N.Y. This cartoon tells of the bravery of a World War I Army cook of mixed parentage. He presents his company with such delicacies as matzo parmesan. On a happier or more hopeful note was the sensitive, philosophical film of Charles Le-win, 17, of Sherman Oaks, Calif. It is about a boy who fashions a sand castle on the beach and tops it off with a little pennant. He stands back and watches people admire it. A couple of boys damage the walls but a thoughtful girl rebuilds them. Finally, playful children trample it thoroughly and run off. The boy returns to the site, picks up the brave little pennant and replants it on the largest remaining mound of sand. "Interesting symbolism," the judges said. Clothes Clue To Man's Self-Image By PATRICIA McCORMACK NEW YORK (UPD-Humor and social commentary hold more interest than the space race with movie-making teenagers. Of 16 major winners in a national teen-age movie-making competition, only three had to do with the worlds up there or creatures from same. Social, humorous, and political themes dominated the 262 entries. An analysis of entries shows the teen-agers very much have on their minds what happened to Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the plight of those along poverty row, problems of Red China and Russia, and the domestic political scene. This is a switch from themes in previous competitions sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company in cooperation with the University Film Foundation on behalf of the University Film Association and the Council for International Non-theatrical Events. Earlier themes tended to be linked to fad interests James Bond, Bonnie and Clyde, the Beatles. "These styles have disappeared," said J. Blair Watson, ink v" :H.T. 1 mA BETA DOINGS - More than 250 members of Beta Sigma Phi met for luncheon at the Boca Raton Hotel and Club. They represented chapters from Vero Beach to Miami. Members from Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach were hostesses. Shown here in Oriental attire are (from left) Mrs. Carlton Bone, Delray Beach; Mrs. Fred Feirn, Boca Raton; and Mrs. Stephen Ladika, Delray Beach. An authentic Japanese tea ceremony was one of the afternoon's highlights. Movie star Chris Robinson was master of ceremonies. Along with all the fun Beta Sigma Phis shared ideas on fund raising and charity projects. Brooks Brothers tweed jackets or blazers. But everywhere in the ivy league as on five continents, the lingua franca of young male fashion is pronounced blue jeans. What makes an individual are the boots, desert hats, ratty furs, steel-framed spectacles, bell bottom trousers, suppressed waistlines, flamboyant vests, and moustaches, sideburns and beards Stay ? Skirts are staying short, but not to the point of ugliness or tastelessness. Women are no longer trying to pass for teenagers, 3 to 4 inches above the knees is average for the teens and 20s, about 21 inches from the floor for the others. No woman should wear her skirts below the kneecap in the mistaken idea it will disguise bad legs. She'll only be more noticeable. Some fullness in a short skirt is essential. Long dresses, however, can be narrow and wrapped. trustees, "would be one that is surely dead. "The universities' success - not failure - have brought on disruptions," Dubridge said, adding that "despite its faults, our educational system gives more and better opportunities to young people than any other in existence or in the history of civilization." cret societies are of diminishing importance. Residence halls (called houses at Harvard, colleges at Yale) have become the focus of social life. Assignments are made by computer. If there is manipulation, it is in the sprinkling of scholarship students, athletes (jocks), and the creatively talented (artsy-craftsy types) in among the preparatory school alumni (preppies), who are Confused On Styles To once all-male Ivy League, such as more provocative classroom discussion, it doesn't bode for heightened stylishness. Radcliffe or not. Harvard runs to casual stereotypes like grubby hippies in army surplus jackets. Camus-worshipping hippies in trench-coats, broad-shouldered jocks in windbreakers, and preppies or high-schoolers who wish they were preppies in mind about Spring fashion now can be summed up as follows: The waistline is the keynote of the coming silhouette. It need not be marked with a seam or even belted, but it is definitely fitted. Black and the neutrals, grey, navy and beige, did not sweep color out of the fashion picture as predicted. Black is chic, but there are many lovely new colors, all on the sweet, rich side. Shock color combinations are completely out, so don't invest in them. now less than a majority. Harvard men can afford to be smug about the pandemonium that broke out here last Friday when plans for turning Yale into a coeducational university next fall were announced. The HarvardRad-cliffe system of joint classes but separate institutions is called coordinate education. Whatever else the proximity of women promises in the chopped off, and whether the pant suit is here to stay, she's lucky if she can find a fashion magazine or "expert" the least bit concerned about her immediate problems. Already bored with this season, they're all racing into the next. Every woman in America should give thanks for the supermarket system that has taken over in the stores. To be able to look through open, well-lighted wall racks and choose what to take to the fitting room, instead of cooling your heels while a "ladeda" saleswoman decides for you is a dream if you know what you're looking at. That's when what you don't know or have forgotten can hurt. I went through it myself last week. I badly needed a theatre costume and I knew it would be costly. Therefore, it had to last through next year. I fluttered about the stores like a drunken butterfly, my mind so drenched in Spring shapes, colors and fabrics that I couldn't backtrack. To my mind, all a woman needs to store away in her threatened by the latter-day Abe Lincolns, Che Guevaras and Elizabethan poets who are blooming in minor profusion here as in Cambridge, Amherst and Princeton. He regards this season's undergraduates as "remarkably constructive in their outlook, socially conscious and needing involvement, (and) more mature" than their predecessors. Currently, old-style privilege and status are unfashionable and the holders of these distinctions are slightly on the defensive. "Being a WASP (white Anglo-Saxon protes-tant is sort of blah. I've always wanted to go to a se-dar." the Jewish passover dinner, said Thomas Saltonstall. Harvard '70. last Thursday at lunch in Lowell House, where he was attired in a vintage classic gray herringbone topcoat over a much-washed yellow Shetland sweater and an open-necked blue oxford shirt. Saltonstall, a junior, returned to his studies as a government major after an eight-month leave of absence to work for Sen. Eugene McCarthy His father, John, a Boston city councilman, is usually identified as the only Democrat in a tribe of Republican brahmins who have been going to Harvard for three centuries A member of Hasty Pudding, "which is as exclusive as Elsie's la Cambridge eating joint known for its 60-cent roast beef special). Tom Saltonstall eschews membership in one of Harvard's 11 exclusive final clubs because "It's expensive." The final clubs are so-called because invited juniors can choose only one. At Harvard and Yale, clubs as well as fraternities and se (C) HM Ntw York Tim Nwi Strvict NEW HAVEN. Conn. -Now. as always, clothes do not make the ivy league man. But they do provide an amusing clue as to whom he thinks he is. whom he wants to be and. ultimately, what tomorrow's establishment leader will be like Ethnically and socially more diverse he certainly will be. with a more varied life style. A conformist? Prob-ahlv. but a more flexible one. Take Glen L)e Chahert. president of Yale's black stu-dent alliance who has been pressing for a divisional major in Afro-American studies, ile was fastidiously decked i nit lor the Yale-Princeton game here Saturday in narrow may flannel trousers, black '.asselcd loafers and a scarlet lit shirt with a crescent and -'ar medallion. I like a lot of things the Muslims do." he said, explaining his jewelry. A junior and an economics major, De Cha-bert plans to go on to law school. "I don't know that I'll practice law. though. I want to start a bank." he said. "Although the younger generation of Yale man dresses much better than the alumni think he does, he is clinging to his own fashion mores, but hoping to be different from the establishment. After all. clothes are an outward expression of where you fit in the world," observed Howard Phelan, director of operations and development. In that post, Phelan. Yale '58. must soothe the fears of irate bulldogs who "think the current crop of undergraduates are wild-haired misfits." On the contrary, comments Phelan. who does not feel , By ELEANOR LAMBERT When is fashion news? Three months before you can buy it, or when you are ready to buy new clothes and need to know what's new? A little of both, perhaps. It's important to be informed, to have time to digest the information. But too much is being written too soon nowadays. We're caught up in a scoop-each-other atmosphere where trial balloons are headlined as definitive changes and only confusion, uncertainty and recklessness can result for the average woman. It hasn't hurt sales, goodness knows more clothes are being bought today than ever before in the 70-year history of the garment industry. But it certainly shows in a lot of wardrobes. And in the number of mistakes most of us have to chalk up to haste. At the time most women are trying to decide whether to buy a black velvet dress or remain true to colored crepe, whether the belted waistline is a long-range reality, whether it's safe to have her fur coat U.S. Education System Defended HI PASADENA. Calif. (API Turmoil on college campuses today is "the inevitable characteristic of a rapidly changing world." says the president of the California Institute of Technology. "An educational system not in turmoil," Dr. Lee A. Du-bridge said Tuesday in his annual report to the school's BOTANY FAIR - Pale blue on black in a silk print gives dash to this Helen Rose costume. The slim tunic has a jewel neckline and modified dolman sleeves. Wide patent belts the natural waistline.

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