Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 14, 1973 · Page 22
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 22

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, June 14, 1973
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22 .Qolesburg, Regj§tef«MajJ, Jaatesburg,JII. Thursday, June 1 4, 1973 Survey Shatters Old Anti-Culture Myth By JtREDERtCft M, WINSftfP NEW YORK (UPI) - The first state-wide survey of American cultural attitudes struck dawn Wednesday the stereotype that the general public has little use for the arts and small esteem for artistic professionals. In response to hour*long Interviews conducted by the National Research Center of the Arts, a Louis Hards poll affiliate, some 1,531 New Yorkers over 16 years of age and from all walks of life indicated they had "a real thirst for more access to a wide variety of cultural activities," the poll said. The survey also showed that most people felt at home in musuems, theaters and concert halls and had no particular difficulty in enjoying the arts. For instance, 72 per cent of those interviewed disagreed with the statement, "Symphony concerts are just for highbrows." Only among non-white, and the least educated were as I many as 30 per cent willing to accept the statement. Highlights Highlights of the survey, which was commissioned by the American Council for the Arts in Education, were: -Musicians ranked fourth in public esteem for the professions, ranking after scientists, doctors and lawyers. Poets tied with businessmen for sixth place and painters ranked seventh. —Fifty-two per cent of all of those interviewed (and 72 per HIGH STYLE. LOW PRICE! «S» Fine footwear, moderately priced. In styles to suit every taste. All man-made materials; look better, longer. Versatan uppers wipe clean with a damp cloth. <\ Outstanding values by Endicott Johnson. \ -Johnsonian affordable fashions*? $15.99 Grey & Black Brown Black or Tan $17.99 AVAILABLE AT WAREHOUSE SHOE CENTER OPEN MON. & FRI. 120 E. Main St 9-9 TUE, THRU THURS. 9-5:30 SAT. 9-6 Ph. 343-0725 cent of the non-whites) com plained that there were not enough cultural facilities in their neighborhoods and said this was more of a problem than inadequate housing, poor schools and insufficient parks. Some 68 per cent termed it "important" that there be more entertainment and cultural activities to participate in. —Fifty-two per cent said they would like to see their children! pursue careers in the arts and 78 per cent said they wanted school credits given for courses in creative writing, painting, sculpture, playing and 'instrument, voice and singing, and photography and filmmaking. Some 57 per cent said they wanted their children exposed to at least two of these categories. Participants —•Forty-one per cent said they had done volunteer work, donated money, bought season tickets or taken membership in some cultural organization or activity wlhin the past year, A of the group of 15 per cent said they actively participated in at least two artistic activities. —Sixty^eight per cent said to see something on the stage was more meaningful than watching it on television or in the movies, and 60 per cent said television should broadcast more concerts, opera and serious drama. Some 77 per cent said it was "important" for young people to see live actors perform on the stage. —Fifty-six per cent said they prefer Hive music to records, radio or television and 25 per cent admitted to being frustrated in ifcheir desire to play musical instrument. "This survey should at last destroy any lingering belief that public money should not be spent on the arts because the public doesn't need or want them," said Eric Larrabee, executive director of the New York State Council on the Arts. "It should bring about long- needed changes in the strategy arts community for building and tapping greater support from the public, as obviously a large potential audience is waiting and wanting to be reached." , The survey established that 22 per cent of New Yorkers (2.9 million persons) attend arts activities fairly regularly, and another 25 per cent either participate in one art or another or attend some cultural facilities. Together these groups equal, 47 per cent of the stated population.. 1 Pour the Tea Into the Milk LONDON (UPI) - Science finally had solved the baffling question—whelher milk should go into the cup before or after tea. Experts employed by the British Standards institution said Wednesday the milk should go into the cup first. If it is poured into the tea, they said, the milk is scalded and thai affects the taste of -the tea. The experts also drew up pules for tea making to guarantee that tea sold to the public is uniform. Waiter used lor making tea, they said must Iboll and must come to almost the top of the pot when the lid is put on. Then the pot must stand exactly six minutes before tihe tea is poured. "We're not trying to tell the public how to make tea," the expert said. "Tlhls Is just for the professional tasters." Small APPLIANCES Kxpprfly SERVICED & REPAIRED ttei«i k fiatfi Far Alt Model* of Vacuum Swatptti OF ELECTRIC ,112 Mil 829 F.. MAIN Salmon Anglers Get Help (Continued from Page 21) waiters and other parts of the Midwest haive a lot to thank the DuLong brothers for even if they haven't met them. And the way things are going with the 1,000-imemiber sportfishing group they founded, they will deserve more thanks in the future. During an earlier sp-ing echo outing with Dan, he told me just how Salmon Unlimited got its start, and what they were trying to do. Their objectives deserve support from other anglers. Sharing Type "Salmon Unlimited got its start a few years ago when Kenj and I went out on the lake salmon fishing in a 12^oot. boat, then realized we didn't know what we were doing," Dan told me. "We said, 'Just think there's probably hundreds of others like us who want to fish package deal |gr for salmon but don't know how.'" Sharlng-Type Salmon Unlimited, therefore, became a sharing-type of organization right from the start. Older members toaich techniques to new, and while on the lake they often work together in locating schools of fish. But the group is more than that. It has launched programs to insure ah Lake Michigan fishermen will have salmon to catch. 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