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The Billings Gazette from Billings, Montana • 28

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Sunday. Februory 7, 1971 Morning Edition 23 tit Btlltncta (gazette Space Age Schools I i i -www 1 Vi I 1 v. i 1 i -J-V A AMY PONICH JENNIFER DETTMANN PHILIP HEYWOOD DONALD CORNISH DEAN DAILEY BETSY LONGO lo As Kids See it By PATRICIA MC CORMACK NEW YORK (UPI)-By the 1990s, report cards i we now know them probably will be museum exhibits. They will be looked on by era's students the same way contemporary students look on dunce caps once a part of the educational scene. The new improved grading system that will take the place of today's will be one of many changes heading for the acade-pic trail.

And all students will be involved continually in independent study. The teacher of the era ahead will be the director of a complex computer-based system. His programs will be supported by specialists and aids both human and machine kind. The mechanical types will include simulators, programmed materials, video tapes and films. Students will spend a good deal of time on field trips.

And each student will do much of his exploring of the world at his computer-information bank console. Children even may learn languages through conversations with children in distant countries. Through Telstar a child may have a pal in Paris and another in Peiping and talk daily to each. No more of that pen pal stuff. Too slow.

Apol ill kh if JOAN ANDERSON By CAROL PERKINS Gazette Society Reporter Tiatever the adult view of men on the moon, youngsters seem to be taking the historic event in stride. At least that's what children at Eastern Elementary School indicated. The five-to-seven year olds, most impressionable, were caught up in a flurry of excitement. Yesterday's future firemen and nurses turned their aspirations heavenward, for this week at least. OLDER CHILDREN, from eight to 11, viewed the moon landing with cautious enthusiasm and carefully worded opinions, and while not necessarily averse to an eventual moon trip themselves, refused to budge from their decisions to become teachers, lawyers and businessmen.

In spite of Women's Liberation, the girls said they would rather marry an astronaut than be one. "I WOULDN'T like to go to the moon. It's not really a place for girls." says seven-year-old Joan Anderson, who wants to be a teacher. "I think it would be fun to naut, he wants to be "a man just like my father." To 10-year-old Amy Ponich, who aspires to be a scientist and "discover more frontiers," the moon shots are serious business. "We need to know what the moon is made of and how it relates to the Earth." she explains.

"I DON'T think they should use so much money to go to the moon," says Betsy Longo, 11. "They should use it to stop cancer and help people here on Earth," she says earnestly. Planting the U.S. flag on the moon by the Apollo crews was highlight of the space program for Randy Crellin, 11. "It's important to go to the moon.

As my dad says, if all this pollution keeps up, there won't be anywhere else to go." And it was his statement which probably comes nearest to reflecting the spirit behind the United States space program. "MAYBE," says Randy, "on the moon and other planets we will be able to find cures for disease and ways to make more food for all the starving people on Earth." marry an astronaut. He would be rich and famous," Says Gail Standard, 5. However, she wouldn't want to keep house on the moon because "it's too far away 10 miles is a long way to move all my things." Six-year-old Jennifer Dett-mann agreed, at least as far as marriage is concerned. "He'd be gone away a lot, so I would go with him.

I'd wear a girl's astronaut uniform and cook a lot of potatoes," she says. NO FIGHTING court cases on the moon for Philip Heywood, 10 who wants to be a lawyer. While he believes that it is helpful to "find out all about the Universe," he's going to keep his feet planted firmly on Earth. "I think we'd get a lot more done in space if we would work with the Russians instead of competing against them," he adds. Dean Dailey.

5, would fly to the moon in a 3,000 foot rocket and the first words he'd utter when he got there would be, "What a nice bunch of bumps and stuff there is up here." Donald Cornish, 7, says the only thing he'd be afraid of during a space flight is a crash landing. But rather than be an astro it jgj WITH A GAIL STANDARD Pun new HAIRDO! Photography by Bill Tutokey 'J Instantly Special Dutch A-Lines Hair for Her and Him IT GENI Shags $25 746 Grand 245-4414 9f UK i'. Our washable coat is polyester double knit. RANDY CRELLIN It's also a raincoat. An Unusual Family back to the more conventional zoo cages, they'll have to be taught who they are.

"Very early we try to introduce them to reasonably normal animal family groups," Dr. Simmons said, "so they'll grow up as orangutans or gorillas rather than thinking they're mons now theorizes it was just a "transient, but very acute" case of the flu. The baby is back home now, and doing fine. She weighs 11 pounds and is growing. She still has to be held to be fed, and must be burped.

Before the babies are taken baby gorilla home when she was about 20 hours old. She weighed four pounds and was put in an incubator in the dining room. The baby's mother, Benoit, was suffering from severe arthritis in one arm and had a history of being a poor mother. When Dr. Simmons took the baby to her new home, he had a slight problem with sibling rivalry.

Tie was six months old and used to being the center of attention. "She yelled and screamed, tried to climb in Marie's lap and take the bottle away when she was feeding the baby," Dr. Simmons said, "and she beat her head against the floor of the playpen." He said when Tie joined the household, daughter Heather had gone through the same routine. But Heather accepted the gorilla as "just a nice baby." Tie and the gorilla get along fine now, sharing the playpen. And the initial feedings every three hours have dropped off to about five times a day.

Only 37 gorilla infants have been born in captivity in the world. Dr. Simmons' baby is the 27th born in the United States and one of fewer than 20 that have survived. "The care of a great ape infant is almost identical to the care of a human infant," Dr. Simmons said, "with the exception that you're probably more careful." Formulas have to be juggled until just the right one is found, because the ape infants tend to develop gastro-intestinal ailments.

In fact, the gorilla baby developed a severe "24-hour flu bug" about two weeks ago. Dr. Simmons had made a routine "bed check" of Tie and the gorilla about 11:30 p.m. and both were doing fine. About 1 a.m.

he checked again and the gorilla was having trouble breathing. Dr. Simmons, a veterinarian, immediately called his pediatrician and rushed the gorilla to a hospital. There, her stomach was pumped and Dr. Simmons and the pediatrician tried to diagnose the problem.

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and Mrs. Lee Simmons as they care for two-year-old Heather, nine-month-old Tie and their three-month-old baby. They have the usual baby care problems of 3 a.m. feedings, numerous diaper changes and sniffles. But the babies are a bit unusual.

Dr. Simmons is the director of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. Tie is an orangutan and the youngest member of the family is an unnamed female gorilla. Heather is the Simmon's human daughter. Dr.

Simmons brought the Astrological Forecast For Sunday B) SYDNEY OMARR ARIES (March 21-April 19': Environmental changes indicated Sense of security is highlighted You may feel need for new contacts One you have depended on in past may go in different direction TAL'RUS lApril 20-May 20): Look beyond the immediate- What now may appear hopelessly confused is due to come into focus Trust hunch about situations, persons Share knowledge-learn bv teaching GEMINI i.May 21-June 20i: You need more solid background before investing Kev is to be versatile without being careless Don't spread elforts too thin Hold tight to cash CANCER (June Study Gemini message. Something you value may be threat-ened He familiar with basic materials Take nothing for granted Financial status of mate, partner is open to question LEO i July 23-Aug 22i: Welcome changes. Hanging on to present situation will open way to ''xtravagam-e Virgo individual asks penetrating questions Keep mind open You are due to learn something o( value VIRGO 'Aug 23-Sept 22'; A fnend. especailly one born under Leo Accent on friendships, hopes, desires. Romance is in the air for vou LIBRA 'Sept 23-Oct 22': Aura ol glamor surrounds you Many are attracted You could find yourself thrust into unusual situation Try to realize there is a tomorrow Recall recent resolu-uons SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): Past commitments are emphasized Obtain hint from Taurus message.

Plan ahead applies especially where travel, vacation enter picture. Appearances now can be deceiving SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21 1: Associates who mean well are to willing to risk your money. Know this and respond accordinglv Protect your interests. Finish project at hand Don't rush into new endeavor CAPRICORN (Dec 22 Jan 19): Lie low Play waiting game Obtain hint from Sagittarius message Professional superiors may act in eccentric manner Decisions made now are not apt to be final Enpect revisions AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Pace quickens. You may be tempted to forego diet other resolutions Key is to exercise caution Maintain moderate pace Avoid extremes.

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