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Daily Times II<>r(ild KmTOHlAI.S 3 . Times Herald, Carroll, hi. Saturday, April fi, 1!)7<1 No Sewers Only those who have never been there wax nostalgic over (he kerosene-lamp and outhouse days when every home was pretty much self-contained and self-sufficient. But we may be heading toward something reminiscent of that kind of individual family independence as our demands for energy and other amenities begin to strain the ability of public utilities to meet them. In many areas, new developments have been stalled because of the lack of sewer tie-ins and treatment plants. An article in PUD (Planned Unit Development) Review, published in Reston, Va., predicts that in the not distant future, we have to be largely a "sewerless" society. The technology exists loday to provide, at feasible cost, human waste disposal systems within single-family or multi-family structures. One of the most promising is a self- contained system developed in Sweden. The Multrum unit requires no energy and produces no pollutants. Waste is "composted" in a sealed container in the basement, and after two years the sterile residue is simply removed to the garden. A sewerless society would not only greatly reduce the pollution of lakes and streams, but according to one estimate would mean a 4f> per cent reduction in the consumption of purified water used to flush toilets. Another expert predicts that by 1980, solar-powered home air-conditioning units will be commonplace. The growing use of air conditioners is one of the major causes of the electrical "brown-outs" some cities have experienced in recent summers. These are signs and portents, suggesting that when we talk about the nation becoming energy-independent, we are talking about more than immunity from foreign oil embargoes. Dear thin What Can Mother Do? _ K\ Abigail \an llurrii Art Club Brightens KHS Life A I) 1) y DKAR ABBY: When our son, came home from college for ,\ weekend, he brought his soiled laun dry in a new U.S. mail bag. He said a friend had loaned it to him, and asked him to b<; sure to return it. I told John thai it was stolen proper- ty-thai I didn't want it in the house, and to please take it to the post office. After several days, the bag was still in the laundry mom so I gave it to our mail carrier John was upset. He said he had promised his friend he would return it and I had put him in a ver> embaria:; sing spot. My husband agreed with our son and said my lirst loyalty should have been to .John. We brought this up at a dinner party, and had varied and interesting responses. What would you have done'' MRS K DKAR MRS. K.: I would NOT have given it to the mailman I would have first provided John with a proper laundry hag and then advised him lo return the U.S. mail hag to his "friend" — and on the double DKAR ABBY: My husband and I are retired. Our assets amount to ap proximately one-half million dollars not loo bit, 1 an estate for some folks these days, bul it's a lot for us I think it is time I enjoyed some oi the pleasures that money can buy For instance, I can't remember the last time we went on a vacation trip We have always bought our clothing at rummage sales, our furniture at garage sales and Goodwill. We have never jad a new car. Always bought them second hand. We live in a tinv house, and have skimped and saved on everything. We weren't ashamed, cither. We used to brag about how lung we'd had something and how little we paid for it What's my problem' After having lived this way almost all my life.. I told my husband 1 wanted him to loosen up with the money, but. the older he j'.ets the harder he pinches the pennies. After 70 wouldn't you think he'd loosen his p,i ip ' Please, no cit\ or state Just your answer. TIKKI ><>!'' SKIMPING DKAR T1HKD: It will be hard to teach your' old horse new tricks, but it's woitli a try St.nl out by investigating vacation tours. See America first' Select the most expensive, but settle for the least costly. Insist on a clothing allowance—but ask tor twice as much as you really want. Hang in there. Nothing is impossible. DKAR ABP.Y: When a friend dies and 1 pay the family a condolence call, I never know what, to say. Should I talk alxuit the one who has died'.' Or should 1 try to make the family feel better and cheer them with jokes,and humorous stories'.' I feel so awkward just sitting there in silence, yet forcing conversation at a time like that seems so artificial. Please tell me how to act. HKWILDKRK'D DKAR HKW1LDKRKD: How one handles his grief is a personal matter. Let the one who has suffered the loss take the lead. If he feels like talking, encourage him to talk. If he prefers to sit in silence, don't intrude on his silence Kriends should call, bring food, offer to run errands, and do what needs to be done. A hug, a squeeze of the hand, a look which says. "I'm here 1 , it \ou need me." conveys more Hum a thousand words. I^L~ * C 1 Washington Notebook Joker in Suez As a preliminary lo reopening the Suez Canal, closed since 1967, the United States has agreed to assist Egypt in clearing away thousands of land and sea mines and other unexploded ordnance in and around the waterway. Egyptian officials hope that by October the canal can be brought back to the same condition it was before the Six Day War, allowing passage of ships up to 70,000 tons. It would be ironic if the welcome reoperiing-of what was once one of the most important commercial arteries., in the world had the unintedned result of crowning the efforts of the Soviet Union to become the world's foremost naval power. As of now, Soviet warships must make the long voyage around Africa to reach the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Quick access through the Sue/, would be of significant strategic benefit to the Kremlin. It has been suggested that in the interests of peace, Egypt ought to ban the warships of all nations from using the Sue-/. Canal. The United States, unfortunately, is hardly in a position to urge such a proscription in view of its own traditional strategic stake in the Panama Canal. Thus the prospective reopening of the Sue/. Canal, another of Henry Kissinger's diplomatic achievements, need not necessarily be greeted with unalloyed joy. Tension Elixir This may upset a few preconceived notions about the toll of stress and competition in the business world, but a study by statisticians of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. indicates that executives who reach the highest levels in the business community have the most favorable prospects of completing or exceeding their biblically alloted three-score and ten. "Captains of industry," says the report, "not only live distinctly longer than white men in general, but also considerably longer than prominent business executives in general." This conclusion was reached on the basis of a 16-year follow-up study of 1,078 corporate executives of the 500 industrial corporations ranked by Fortune magazine as having had the largest sales in 1957. (The study was limited to white men because there were very few blacks or women executives in the 500 corporations, which is another story.) What makes top executives such good life insurance prospects? In large measure, the statisticians believe, it reflects the physical and emotional fitness of business executives for positions of responsibility. Many of those who attain high status are able to cope ; with and even thrive on stressful situations by harnessing tensions for productive use. It may well be, they add, that work satisfaction, together with public recognition of accomplishments, is an important determinant of health and longevity. Urban Sprawl Chokes —Bv Bruce Biossat Biossat Osaka — (NKA) As elsewhere in the industrial world, here in Japan the kinds of pollution causing official worry and leading to restricting law are those deemed injurious to health. But the Japanese h a v e a n o I h e r -variety. Jt is visual. I have "traveled the country from Tokyo to its most southerly poinl at Kagoshima and find much of the manmade scene appallingly cluttered and chaotic. Since a good portion of this caos is demonstrably not new, one could almost imagine that the Japanese invented the "urban sprawl" which Americans profess to deplore in their own often ugly conglomerate cities. If there are any xoning laws at work in Japan, their effect is not apparent. Get off the main avenues in the big cities, or travel even through smaller cities and towns, and you'll see a side-by-side jumble of houses, tiny stores, warehouses, gasoline stations, littered yards and even factories. The scene is made still less bearable to the eye by the incredible profusion of signs everywhere on the sides and rooftops of buildings, over stores, on posts. You get a fee.lin;.', of being swamped out, engulfed by things put together on a practical but makeshift basis, without regard to total effect. Nor can it be said that the Japanese, celebrated properly for their cleanliness and their fundarnenial sense of order, are free from the- careless habits of the liiterer. I saw paper cups and waste tissues drifting across the black volcanic ash on a furious, high-aUitude wind on a mountaintop. Roadside' ditches have some of the discarded trash so familiar to the American traveling at home. Empty urban spaces often are piled with junk, and the ugly automobile graveyard is a common sight here. For some of this unattractive clutter 'there may be excuse. Some HO per cent of Japan's total area is mountainous, and most of that unfit for even the crudest farming and dotted only with occasional isolated hamlets. The Japanese jammed into limited flat space on four main islands may long ago have concluded that fancy urban planning is a luxury beyond their practical needs. Furthermore, their cities were devastated in 1945 U.S. fire-bombing raids that burned the hearts out of some (>() major centers. Obviously, their first, hasty rebuilding was elemental and utilitarian even though the wipe-out gave them a golden opportunity to lay out "new cities" with spacious imagination. In fact, there are few wide, handsome, tree-lined avenues anywhere. Here in Osaka there is one such boulevard, lined with well-designed modern office buildings. Not far away is another attractive cluster erected alongside two parallel canals. Nagoya has some wide streets similarly appealing to the eye. The spaciousness and beauty built into some of the newer hotels in Japanese cities is firm proof that the Japanese really have lost none of their fabled artistic sense in the tidal wave of headlong economic growth. E'.ven Tokyo, a postwar utiltarian mishmash, is developing a new artistic gloss in its commercial structures of more recent vintage. Yet these flossy buildings' a're -a supermodern overlay on a Japanese scene which in too many places looks like a city of the western world in the early H>2()s or earlier. Japan, to be sure, retains its spectacular castles, shrines, temples and other historic places bespeaking Us almost mystical past. Often these are carefully guarded by surrounding, well-kepi park areas which are like oases of peace in the bustling welter of the pragmatic Japan of 1974. Yet a quick eye scan across a big city may not pick out these charming reminder's of Japanese antiquity. An old castle may loom high, bul much else: of •traditional beauty is tucked away amid the clutter. Japanese government and business leaders acknowledge that "housing" has not kept pace with economic growth as measured by GNP and export-import levels. But the job, to be properly done, may be bigger than even they can acknowledge. For much the new housing 1 have seen does not ease the visual pain of duller, but only fills empty spaces amid the chaos. And the badly needed superhighways, resembling America's hardly help the scene. A beautiful land is marred by a people, maybe too much in a hurry. Daily Times Herald MS \iirlh C.nirt Sir,.,.! C.llTilll. 1'iwa I'.-iil) K\i-i-|it Sunday-, .iiul Holiday.-. uiiu-r ih;in Washington's Hit'tliday and Yi'ti-inn'-. I'ay. l>> tin- Ili'rald I'ulihshim: C,.!n['.-in> JAMKS W \Vll.SuN. l-ulili-.hcr llnWAItl) H WII.So.N Kilit,,r \Y I. HKITX. Ni'ws KdiUir .IAMKS It. WILSON. nf Ihr Associated Press Olln-i.d l'apt'f,if Cuuiily :mil City Siilisn iptiuii It ilcs ll\ i-nrnri hoy di-liviT> IJPI \u-ck ItVMAII. CiimillCiiumy anil All Adjominn Count it's, wlu'iv carrier MT\ nv is not available, pel' year Outside nl Cairi'll and Adloiiiinj; Countie-. in /ones I anil:', per yi'iii All Oilier Mad in the Tinted Slat." . pel u-ar SL'U 00 Slilt.OO S27.0U By .Jeanne Harmon '' To pi n vide cultui e. to i n duce c rea I i v11 y . a nd originality, and In expand the mind in a visual way besides a literal way is Ihe goal ul tin- Kuemper Ai t program. ' Mr D e a n .. Kollasch. a i t instructor. Art I and II students work on various projects within Ihe school and (he community Some of Ihe projects include backdrops and sets fur school plays, decorations for social events such a> I InmecumitH',. bulletin boards in the hallways, and the Fine Arts Festival held in spring. The Art Club also presented a display this fall at the 1 'otnrnercial Savings Hank in Carroll In the near future, the Art club in hoping to take a field trip to the Joslyn Museum in Omaha. There. .Midwest artists would entertain them \uth an art. show. Currently the Art Club is involved in preparing the scenery for the spring musical production, "Bye Bye Birdie." According to Kollasch, much of the work is nearing completion and they will soon begin putting finishing touches on the sets. Many different scenes have to be represented in the play, so the constructing of the numerous sets needed involve most of the students. So far the railroad station, the courthouse, the Macafee's family's house, and the office of Almalou Music Co. have been worked on. The work involves building frames, stretching canvas over frames, drawing and painting. The paint used has all been donated by paint contractors within the community. Kollasch said, "This play is giving the students good experience in set design and is introducing them to another art medium. If everyone continues to help out, I believe the scenery will contribute a great deal to the reality of the play." Published by the Students of Kuemper High School Vo!. No. 29 Letters to Editors STAGE BAND performed for a lively Hoot IX crowd Friday, March 29. "The Stripper," "Look to the Rainbow," and "Sign of the Times." were featured numbers. Federal Program Open to Seniors BYJOANSCHKECK Applications are now available for the Basic Educational Opportunity ,Grant for the 1974-75 year. The federal program is designed lo provide financial assislance to those who need it to altend post-high school educational institulions. Basic Grants are intended to be Ihe "floor" of a financial aid package and may be combined wilh other forms of aid in order lo meet the full costs of education. The amount of the Basic Grant is determined on Ihe basis of a sludenl and his family's financial resources. To be eligible for Ihe granls a student must have established a financial need by means of a Basic Educational Opportunity Grant application form The student must also be enrolled in an eligible program at approved public and private colleges, universities, community colleges. vocational schools,technical schools, or hospital schools of nursing, and attend on a full-time basis. The Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Award is a grant and, unlike a loan, does nol have to be repaid. It is estimated that during 1974-75 academic year the awards will range between $.">() and ,$800. Congratulations to the track men who defeated Storm Lake in their season opener. Saturday, March 30. For application forms, contact Mr. Windschitl or Father Smith. "CHRISTIAN" BAND? To the Editors: The rock concert Wednesday night was an encouraging effort by the Student Council and a few others to provide social activity at Kuemper. They are to be commended. We need more of these things. The concert itself was something else. People were really looking forward to it, to boogie or just sit on the floor and listen. I liked it at first, but later it began to sound like a guitar mass. More power to them if they're a Christian band. But why talk about it? "This is your concert!", they assured. Yet the bleachers were down indicating we should sit and listen the way they wanted. People were told to shut-tip- Dancing was not encouraged; it was barely tolerated. I may be overly-sensitive, but the skit making fun of mentally deficient or handicapped people offended me. Was it Christian? The price of $2.00 is pretty high to pay for an hour and a half concert. Or does the profit go to their favorite Christian charity? Their message of togetherness might otherwise have been effective, but Kuemper does not need any more lip service to Christanitv. We need examples! — Nora O'Leary PRIVACY! To the Editors: We are writing to protest the invasion of privacy at Kuemper. Teachers seem to think everything is their business, (even though it's not.) They have no right to destroy a person's property, such as ripping up letters, notes, or assignments. If students would do this, they would receive demerits or suspension, not to mention the lectures! Everyone has a right to privacy - even students.—Two concerned students Question of the Week By Sue Eischeid and Joan Schreck Grades, assignments, methods of learning, and the curriculum at Kuemper are determined by the faculty and administration. The Charger staff decided to get ideas from the students, teachers, and parents on whether students should have a voice in choosing teachers and teaching methods. Gary Schulte feels that a student poll on the teachers and assignments would be helpful. He said, "I don't think students should be given a voice in the hiring of teachers, but the students should have a voice in the way the teacher goes about the assignments." "Students should definitely Speech Results The final speech contest of the year was held at Valley High School in West Des Moines on Saturday, March 23. Eleven students from Kuemper received I ratings. These students are: Lori Beck man, Lori Riesselman, and Sara Flanagan for Interpretative Poetry; be given more of a voice, because a lot of teachers are very unfair," commented Rene Stueve. She added, "If some of the teachers would follow some of the students' suggestions, they would reach many more students.'' Mrs. Spieler stated, "One constructive thing that could be done by the students would be to set up evaluation sheets and evaluate their teachers and classes. Roger Hoffman felt that students should be able to grade themselves. "I think teachers are too hard on the students,"hesaid. "Onething that would solve the whole problem would be to fire all the teachers." Ha Ha, Roger. One parent, Mrs. Andy Kasperbauer, commented, Julie Potthoff for Original Oratory; Jayne Staley and Maureen Nurse for Traditional Storytelling; Vicki Hammen for Improvisational Storytelling; Joyce Harman for Humorous Acting; Ray Rueter for Radio News; and Julie Haggeman for Book Review. Joyce Harman was also recognized for her outstanding performance. "Students should have a voice about their teachers, to a certain extent, if they can do it in a respectful way. They should keep in mind that as students they are indebted to teachers for their education.'' "Students should be able to control their education so that they could specialize in something in preparation for college."remarked Steve Schulz. Sister Mildred Tigges had this to say. "I'm sure the students are given some options in regard to the selection of courses. I do believe education professionals have a long range view of learning and have as their goal the full education of each Christian according to his capacity." ROLL CORRECTIONS Margaret Boes- 3.2, Roxanne Ferden- 3.8, Sheila Heisterkamp- i.u, sanara Klocke- 3.4, Marian Kohorst- 3.2, Carol Langel- 3.6, Geri Reinart- 3.5, John Schreck- high honors, Kathy Schroeder- 3.5. Students Use Their Smarts to Find Fortunes in Market f| 'l"' C:,mill |i tih Turn's Ili-rald r, an ABC l>ad> Xi'w-.p ipn Tin' miiiihrr olsuh.-aTilnTs. rcvordi'd daily on |>"nnan.-m rerun!.. ;mil vrniii'd l,\ Ih,' nationally ronm in/i'd Audit liui-i'.au i.| CimiliiiHins niuirnnli'i s advi'ni.M-rs III' 1 I'-'"! iiiviilMii.ii li>;uivs ul I In- Cam.II l>ailv TIIIH.-S HIT;,id ,i|-,. ;UTIII-.|||.. (luls ;,n A 111' ncwspapi'l ran i'ivr as- M".'!Hvn,U,,V,|,.n,,,|at,,,n ,.-,;„ rtir.dc BY KATHY SIBBEL The year is 1984. The setting is a conversation between two Kuemper alumni: "Hi, George. I haven't seen you since graduation. Say, it looks like you have really made it big." "Yea, Burl, I've had my share of luck." "Tell me, liow'd you do it? Did you go into medical practice, law. o r g a s stations?" "None of those. Hurt. I've made my fortune in the stock market." "The stock market'. You mean you've been gambling your money on stocks': That's risky business, George. You'd better watch it!" "I know, but I've got the market all figured out. I know when to buy and when to sell. I can credit all my knowledge to my high school Economics teacher, Mr. Vern Henkenius. He really taught me my stuff. It all started when he assigned everyone in my class to invest an imaginary $10,000 in the market on anything we wanted. Most of us bought stocks in companies that we were directly interested in, for instance, sound systems or beverages like Kool-Aid!" "Thai's when you developed your enthusiasm for the stock market, right?" "Yes, I recall one day I was so happy because I had just made $1900 on U.S. Steel. That was a record in my class." "I bet you really felt good." "You bet I did, until I realized I'd read the table wrong and I'd actually lost $42.60." "But you did learn a lot from the course." "Mr. Henkenius' Economics class made me what I am today. I've only one regret about the course, though. It was too limited." "In what way, George?" "I mean, instead of just teaching me how to manipulate the stock market, it should go into more areas like the races. See I just got a hot tip on Blue Bell in the third, and " KUEMPER BAND AND ORCHESTRA CONCERT SUNDAY, April 7, 8:00 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bauerle returned home Thursday night from Ottumwa, where they spent several days visiting their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bauerle and family.