Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph from Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 24, 1976 · Page 11
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Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph from Colorado Springs, Colorado · Page 11

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Thursday, June 24, 1976
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J =3 Ü iLo(aJ ,v. B GAZEffí'lÍLÍíaíAPH Thursday, June 24, 1976 UCCS ^White Paper’Study Needed After SERI Loss By STEPHEN BOBBITT GT Staff Writer The failure to locate the national Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) in Colorado Springs necessitates a “white paper” analysis of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). Earlier this month, the Midwest Research Institute recommended a Denver site for the solar institute over Colorado Springs due to the availability of doctoral programs at the CU Boulder Campus. “Now we have a n example that points out the importance of UCCS,” said David Sunder land, who represented the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce during the SERI campaign here. “The time is ripe for us to do something. We need to get our ducks in line and strike while the opportunity is present. We can benefit from this loss.” After it was determined that a Denver site would be offered in the national campaign to lo- CAP TRAINING-Members of the Civil Air Patrol are undergoing survival training in Pike National Forest. Airman 2.c. Bill Britton, instructor from Fairchild AFB, shows some students a rabbit he has captured (above). Below, left, Gazette Telegraph Photos hv JOHN MORGAN cate the solar institute, Sunderland told the local committee, “We need to prepare a white paper on the importance of UCCS to the community of Colorado Springs.” “There are some employers, private and. government, who look at UCCS and say. ‘If what we need is not in place and operating then we’re not interested in locating here,’ ” Sunderland said in a recent interview, “They don’t want to speculate and that's basically what Midwest said.” Other» businesses reviewing Colorado Springs as a possible location for their operations are “intrigued to play a role in the development” of the city and the university, Sunderland contended. “I don’t think it's important what we should have done; it’s what we’re going to do,” he said. “Legislatively, El Paso County has not had the strength as a unit to promote UCCS.” A “white paper” on UCCS should be prepared now, Sunderland said, so local m e r education institutes at legislators will have the facts UCCS to permit residents and during budget hearings in the others a chance to “return to intellectual mainstream.” 'With a white paper we, “We need to deepen our rela- Can do more and our legislators I tionships with town and gown ” will have something besidesjhe said. “I think the bmsineis emotion when they plead their ¡community has only begun to case, Sunderland said. |use the capabilities of the UCCS A “task force” consisting of;faculty and vice versa.” representatives from the univer-j A potential hazard to promot- sity, the business community. ;ing UCCS and not following politicians and interested citi-i through has been cited by some zens should be created soon,¡manufacturing firms which lo- Sunderland explained. jcated here and were promised “We need to get our act to-|an institution that offered nd- gether and give better support i vanced business and technical to UCCS,” he said. training. The Colorado Springs effort to “We haven’t kept those prom- locato the solar research in-lises,” Sunderland said. s t i t u t e in Colorado Springs “showed the governor’s office we can pull together and we’re a community to be respected,” Sunderland said. “It’s not a “One benefit of the SERI loss was an exercise in the community pulling together for a common cause. UCCS offers a .special opportunity to pull together boosterism thing; it’s a belief in ¡again, the community and a decision! “I think Colorado Springs has to make it better.” The “potential” of UCCS is tremendous, Sunderland continued. He noted the need for sum-'self.” concluded that nobody can help Colorado Springs but us. You’ve got to step out and help your- Britton skins the rabbit, while (right) Jeff Paulson of Sarita Barbara, Calif., and Pete Vozzo of Mississippi State University prepare a fire for the stew. Chin-Qua-Pin Days To Begin Friday Sixty Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets from some 14 states have been spending this week in a wilderness area some 12 miles north of Woodland Park. The project is not a fun camping trip, although most ot the cadets are having fun. The object of the week’s en campment is to learn skills for survival — skills that may Chin-Qua-Pin “Indian Days” 9:30 a.m. Thursday in anticipa- youth pow-wow, highlighting what is called the best and most traditional in Indian encampments, begins Friday in the shadows of the Garden of t&«Gods. Approximately 1,000 Indians from various tribes in the na tion of the three-day event. A Friday evening perform ance is to feature the traditional girl’s shawl dance contest, with entries including girls aged 9-14 years and 15-19 years. Also participating will be tots ranging in age from 2-8 years. The Ablett, “climaxes the activities at 6:30 p.m. Sunday when the fancy war dance contest is held.” In the tradition of the youth p o w-w o w , war dance contestants range in age from 9-14 and 15-19. tion will gather for the event, contest begins at 6:30 p.m. and Indian spokesmen Beulah and Dan Ablett said that authentic mean the difference betweenLrts and crafts, parUcularly in life or death, once the teenagers ,he Held of turquoise, will be are full-fledged members of theifeatured. Civil Air Patrol. festival begins Friday ky-County Health OfHcialsBegin I DDT Spraying ToF ight Plagu e Fleas According to Ken Clark, of the Civil Air Patrol, there are “no punches pulled” in the training course which has been planned and is conducted by personnel from the Air Force Academy, The survival course is similar to the one taken by Academy cadets each year. This week the cadets have been learning such survival techniques as shelter construction, land navigation, making improvised clothing and backpacks and the use of medicines to be found in the wilderness, Wednesday’s projects included food preparation. The cadets were given rabbits — they ¡weren’t trapped but were brought in to the area by the Air Force — which they Idlled, skinned and put into a stew for the Wednesday evening meal. The cadets were also taught to make beef jerky in smoke tents. The skills will be valuable to CAP air search and ground rescue units which often have to Itrek miles through the wilds, ¡Clark said. I Phil Spinelli, 15, a former Woodland Park resident who and runs through Sunday. There are 6:30 p.m. performances of various events Friday, Saturday and Sunday and on Saturday and Sunday there are 1 p.m. matinees. The event is presented by the Lone Feather Council of Colorado Springs, under the direction of council chieftan Mike Concha of the Pikes Peak Region. “There are numerous tribal customs that will be reflected in the performances,” said Ablett, ‘but one thing that should attract most observers is the spectacular design of the Indian costumes. They are authentic and hand-made, down to the last seam.” On di.splay will be an authentic replica of an Indian village. Activties include special In­ is to be followed by the girl’s buckskin traditional girls of the same age category. Saturday morning’s 10 a.m. kick - off features the Lone Feather Council and individual giveaway event. _ „ ______ At 1 p.m. Saturday a grand- ^^^aled to the first in a two-part bicen- Leisuretime Starts New Series Beginning in Leisuretime Sat- mother-grandchild contest will be held—-the youths ranging in age from 2-14, That’s to be followed by the traditional drummers and singers, group ages of 8-19 years; the girl’s cloth traditional contest, featuring youths 9-15 15-19 and tots 2-8 in age; and the Indian special dancing event. Saturday’s festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature tennial feature series, “The Civil War Nobody Knows,” by William Edward Syers, Southwestern author and historian of Kerrville, Tex. The series, relating the almost-unrecorded Conf^erate invasion of the Far West, is abstracted from Syers’ new historical novel, “The Devil Gun” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons). Syers’ bicentennial series, like p.m. and feature some traditional Indian “straight”! novel itself, trails one Con- dances; grandfather-grandchild federate cannon, captured in contests; and topped off with the traditional drummers-singers contests. Sunday’s 1 p.m. event features the “Miss “First Amer- the New Mexico mountains by Texas cavalry, all through the ordeal of its war to its burial and subsequent monumenting on the town square of Fairfield, dian dances, youth singing and ¡age. And this will be followed the annual Miss “First Amer-|by judging and awarding of lea” contest. ¡craft prizes in the craft tent Teepees were being set up in ¡and Indian special dancing, the Garden of the Gods at al 30 ut| “And a major event,” said ica” contest. Entries include of Waco. The book has girls 14-19 and tots 2-8 years in ¡been called one of the most .....................................................powerful historical novels yet to come from the American West. “The Devil Gun” may be obtained at local bookstores. Officials of the El Paso City- iounty Health Department said V'ednesday that a training pro;ram, aimed at reducing uman exposure to plague car- fying fleas, is scheduled to ficgin at 1:30 p.m. today south ^f Colorado Springs. Dr. Charles H. Dowding, director of the department, said the program will control flea populations with teams of individuals who are trained in dusting rodent burrows with DDT. He said the chemical kills only the fleas, not their rodent carrier. Though it is possible for an insect population to adapt to DDT, resistance will not develop with one time contact, Dowding said. And despite popular opinion, he said DDT is not a “deadly” insecticide. The rock squirrel will receive number one priority from the flea-dusters on the El Paso County team, Frank Otoupalik, ¡director of environmental health ¡said. Other counties to get the ¡cure will be Pueblo, Teller, Fremont, Custer and Huerf&no. August and September are peak times for plague, he said. For that reason, it is important to concentrate now on the prevention aspect as regards the flea. It should take from two to four days to clear up the problem in El Paso County proper, Otoupalik said. He said that ex- many people had called him, of-!^°"^ Collins, fering lo volunteer in the ¡plague effort. ¡cadets w'hen he said “I’ve Dowding said that 4,000^ wilder- pounds of six percent DDT|^^_^_^ experience I would be available for use in ¡the fieii campaign. Conflicts Of Interest Discussed Girl Born Aboard Helicopter A first in the history of the Army occurred Wednesday night some 8.000 feet above Castle Rock when a baby girl was born aboard a MAST helicopter. The helicopter was on its way to Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver with Pfc. Glenn Lewis and his wife, Connie, who was due to deliver a premature baby and needed access to so­ phisticated facilities at the Aurora hospital. The stork didn’t w'ait. Heather Ann Lewis was deliv- jered into the world at 7:40 p.m. w’ith the assistance of Spec. 5 Tommy Haverkorn and Pfc. Debra Klinefelter. The birth is the first in a U.S. Army helicopter, according to Maj. Arnie Anderson of the Ft. Carson Public Information Office. Mother and daughter were duly delivered to Fitzsimons and were reported to be doing well. Anderson said the pilot of the craft, Capt. Kenneth Hogan, “was extremely proud of the way the young specialists handled the delivery. It was very professional.” Lewis is a member of the 571st Medical Detachment at Ft. Carson, While the courts often express the need for competent volunteers in government, they even more often rule in support of ithe “prophylactic principle” of propriety by public officials. City Attorney (iordon Hinds of Colorado Springs said Wednesday, Speaking at a working session of mayors and council members scale. at the Colorado Municipal; League (CML) conference here, Hinds told the elected officials they should, if at all possible, (Continued on Page 3-B) He said the hardest task to master was making a backpack, however in spite of the hard work involved, “I like all of it.” As a break from the rigors of outdoor life, the cadets will be treated to a western chuck wagon dinner tonight and an awards banquet at the Academy NCO Club Friday night. Friday, the cadets will complete their week of training with water survival. As an official auxiliary of the Air Force, the Civil Air Patrol conducts programs in senior training, disaster relief, communications. search and rescue and cadet training on a nation- Gazette Telegraph Mitsing? Dial 632-5511 before 8 p.m. weekdays: 2 p.m. weekends. Canon City 275-2772. CEMENTING THE WORD - Mobile Premix Concrete Co. is advertising the 1976 Parade of Homes with this specially painted truck. The Parade of Homes will be held Saturday (Gazette Telegraph Photo) through July 11 at Discovery and The Ridge. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Cost is $1 for adults with those 18 and under free.

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