Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 29, 1973 · Page 78
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 78

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Friday, June 29, 1973
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Weighs in at 59 pounds ALL EDITIONS 10-year-old Superior girl wins national karate title By JEANNE TRO WILLIAMS Republic Women's Editor She looks fragile as her name* sake flower, but Zinnia Valenzuela from Superior is United States kata karate champion in Tier age group. Zinnia is 10 years Old, 4«/ 2 feet tall, weighs in at 59 pounds. Earlier this month she toted home a tall trophy from C I e v e la n d, Ohio, proving she's the best from among 100 challengers from all over the United States. That's no surprise for Superior, nor for her father-coach, Jesus Valenzuela. He's a miner for Magma Copper Co. who coaches karate on the side and is entitled to wear the prestigious black belt. "THIS IS HER 60th competition win since 1970," said Valenzuela. He beams a lot at his exquisite daughter, who has been learning karate since she was barely past toddling stage. The Valenzuelas are ardent followers of kata (that loosely translates as competition karate, as opposed to free sparring, which is called kumite) discipline. charge of your body." The belts run in color from white for beginners to black (and Various degrees thereof) for adepts. Zinnia's is a brown belt, next step up is degrefe black. SON JESSIE, 3'/ 2 and daughter Michele, 5, wear white beginners' belts, Jewel's 7, and she has a green belt, f o u r t h down from black, and Mrs. Valenzuela is a purple belt, just below brown. Have that straight? Top to bottom it's black, brown, purplei green, blue, yellow and white. And there are three major nationalistic styles, Okinawan, Japanese and Chinese. Valenzuela teaches Okinawa style. He learned from Robert Trias of Phoenix, one of the highest ranking black belts in the United States Karate Association. THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC WOMEN'S Friday, June 29, 1973 (Section C) Page 1 Future plans for Zinnia include lots more championships. "She's going to have a great advantage when she's old enough to go into more advanced competition. She's always competed against boys, because they were the only ones to work against in her age group. When she's in her teens, she's going to be hard to beat." Shy Zinnia thinks so too. Show- ing an exquisite dimple, the sixth grader at Roosevelt School in Superior spoke one whole sentence! "1 like karate, even the practice, and I like to win. I like math and reading, too." But coach had the last word. "I am so proud of her," he said. Then: he smoothed her shining black hair with a father's — not coach's—loving touch. "The only one of my five child- not studying is Stephanie." Republic photo bv Kevin Scofield Zinnia Valeimiela, 10^ a national karate champion ren Stephanie" has a good excuse, she's 7 months old. For nonrknowledgeable types about k a r ate, Valenzuela said there's a lot more to it than the flashy things you see in movies and television — such as smashing bricks and boards barehanded and doing in bad guys with a war cry and a soaring kick . . . although Zinnia can do all that. "I t's basically a discipline," said Valenzuela, "the mind in control of the body. It has a moral aspect, learning to be in complete Parent^ should be consistent with child's allowance policy • . . . " J. v By ROBERT E. DALLOS Los Angeles Times Service NEW YORK — Americans may be getting move accustomed to. the financial complexities of price.controls, paycheck deductions and loan interest rates, but confusion still reigns when it comes to their children's allowances. • From workers in ordinary jobs to Fore! and Rockefeller heirs. fp.w.n?i! - pnls seem immune to doubts over whether their allowance policies'arc fair — or whether they are being taken slowly to the cleaners by wily offspring. For whatever it may be worth, the uncertain parent might take ;c6mfort. in the plentiful advice being dispensed by child behavior experts — and junior magazine publishing houses. These big institutions have rushed into the act lately after realizing how huge a market is represented by all those kids on 25-» ; cents-a-week — or much, much more. /' CERTAINLY A PARENT'S own income doesn't tell much about the .size of allowance the family children will get'. Nine-year-old Nelson Rockefeller Jr., son of the millionaire New York governor, gets an unvarying stipend of 60 cents a week. He can supplement that, though, by helping with the gardening at hiS;father's home — a 4,000-acre estate. While discussing his son's allowance recently, the governor asked how much a middle-income aide paid his own three children. Sixty cents for the 8-year-old was the first answer. "You're very generous," said the governor, who also indicated that a Rockefeller allowance is far from a no-strings luxury. Along with his weekly dole, Nelson Jr. gets the task of keeping up an account book, in which he must record all his income and outlays. Any savings — after necessary expenditures like candy arid ice cream — are banked for later spending on birthday gifts for relatives, Even the most carefully contrived schemes can go awry, though. Frank McCulloch, editor of learning magazine in, Palo Alto, reentry offered his 14- year-old son, Dav\ double his former $2.50 weekly allow'^ce — if he would agree to rake and sweep the driveway periodically in addition to - his other regular household chores. The boy jumped at the change. Or so McCulloch thought. "We concluded the agreement with a solemn pact," McCulloch says. "We shoo!? hands on it. But the driveway remain? unraked to this day. The extra money proved to be an insufficient inspiration." The chagrined parent continued: "Instead of responding to the opportunity to double his income, he settled for half of what he could have had." ALLOWANCES HAVE become the rule in American households, particularly among middle and upper-income families. And sometimes the allowance is only the beginning. Many youngsters spend all their money as soon as they get hold of it, then must be subsidized for essential items like carfare, school books and lunch money. Thus comparisons can be misleading. One youngster might get $5 a week but be expected to use it for carfare, school materials and lunch. So he might not be as well off as another who gets only $2 but' can spend it as he pleases. Most parents, regardless of their •.vealth. income or how much spending money they've decided to give their children, agree on one point: Allowances ,:re a wav of instilling an appreciation of money's value. . •-Hov 'o start, however, often to be a tricky question. xLoulse,'^Bates N '-tries. ch ; ef psychologist at the Gesell Institute of : Child Envelopment at New Haven, Conn., suspects that many parents start their children on allowances too'early.' , / ., - "Then they're unhappy when their 6-year-old does something silly, like giving the money to a friend or throwing it in thV garbage," she says. Mrs./'Ames concedes that some youngsters/are "real little savers" at 6, and should be given their first allowances theft. But most, she says, aren't ready iuntil about the age of 8. At whatever age. the psychologist contends, parents should sit down with their children and discuss monetary needs. When a figure is agreed upon, the child should be urged to make do — "even if that means cutting out some things." ALL THE EXPERTS agree on one facet: Peer pressure shouldn't be a prime determinant of how much a child gets," unless an allowance is so small that it keeps 'a child from taking part in usual and desirable community activities. • "You will want to make an adjustment if it is legitimately due," First National City Bank of New York advised 1 parents in a special pamphlet. "If, on the other hand, you feel the allowance is enough, despite what the other kids get, stand firm. "It is wise to teach your child that he does not always follow the crowd. Simply tell your child that every family does things differently, and handles its finances- its own way. "This is a time to state honestly that one cannot always keep up with Joe Jones." Whatever the size, the experts contend, an allowance should always be re- eular — and parents should neither dole out money sporadically as need arises, nor make the allowance a reward for good behavior. "GIVING MONEY to .a child as needed," says a report by Household Finance Corp., "makes it difficult for him lo plan his spending. He never knows how much money he will receive, or when. This method does not offer regular experiences in managing money, and it encourages a child to ask for money." As far -as Pavlovjan experiments in rewarding behavior, the HFC report contends, "Money rewards for good grades, good behavior and special favors may lead a child to believe that all things have their price. "In the same way, fining a child for bad grades or poor behavior could give the impression that money can right wrongs. "If managing his income is to be part of a child's education, money should not be used as' a fine, a reward, a threat or a bribe." One reason'for all this interest by big financial houses, of course, is that the youngsters sway, a huge mass of purchasing power. Teen magazine, published in Los Angeles, estimates that girls between the ages of 13 and 19. will spend some $8.8 billion this year, up from $6.9 billion three years ago. Add to that figure and equivalent sum for male teen-agers and some smaller amount for younger children, and you have a sub-adult market that totals between $15 and $20 billion a year — more than one per cent of the nation's total, output of goods and services. - -'Vil, • *>n -' ', > : >f •~AW'-V-'-\ U / , . ••*' < •>".. / vi' -.••• * c <«, 44i>: - - >\ \ - \ t V-M^ - -. -. : Father-coach Jesus Valcnzucla with his champion daughter, Zinnia Nothing new 1914 fashion page reflects early Indian styles I The adoption of American Indian garb by non-Indians is nothing new, friends. Take, for instance, a fashion layout in the January, 1914, issue of Ladies' Home Journal of American-designed couture inspired by American Indians. According to the designer, the coat suit of black velveteen 'with gray suede collar and cuffs and silver Indian buttons was suggested by an Indian runner in the races at Flagstaff. "The split trousers ndw much in vogue with the Navajo," according to the accompanying copy, "are caught up and tied before running, and it is from this that the skirt is taken." A BIT MORE authentic is the blue serge one-shoulder dress patterned after the black handwoven Hopi dress. It even has a Hopi sash (it was called a girdle) to "give a bright touch to this simple frock." A cape coat, "effective yet practical, had its origin in the use of the Army blanket by the Indians of the Southwest." Ladies of fash? ion in the pre-World War I years were encouraged by the magazine to fashion their own cape coat of a blanket or blanket cloth and to use handmade Indian silver buttons for the closing. The nearly 60-year-old magazine was shown us the other day by Carolann Smurthwaite of the girt shop of the same name at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. The keepsake magazine escaped smoke or water damage as did most of the antique furniture, china, silver and paintings at the shop during last week's six-alarm fire. Carolann has kept the magaaine because her late mother, Caroline, was also a designer for ladies' • Home Journal. But she designed embroidery and' other stitchery handworJfe patterns, opt clothing. Her designs seem as up-to-date as tod/iy. Not so, the so-called In- 'f Arizona Album By Maggie Wilson dian-inspireci gowns. . But wouldn't it be fun if Ladies Home Journal, did another such fashion layout in January, 1974? Just for auld lang syne and such? Using, perhaps, the creations of such as Kay Bennett, the Navajo, and the jewelry of Charles Loloma, the Hopi, and the backgrounds of (oh, sigh) colorful old Monument Valley and colorful old Canyon de Chelly? * * * • YOU KNOW those rolls of fat some women get oh tummy and thighs? The ones that dieting just won't remove? The French have a name for that condition: Culottes de cheval or riding breeches. Leave it to them to be so graphic about fat that looks like jodphurs. . But there's another name for those lumpy, node-like fat formations: Panniculite myocellulite. A French masseusse, Nicole Ronsard, wrote a book a while back entitled, "CeUulite — Those Lumps, Bumps and Bulges You Couldn't Lose Before." And she has a thriving business at her beauty salon in New York ridding fashion models of their accumulations of fat. Her massage system is called revolutionary and miraculous and magic and all those things. But it is exactly the same system that Phoenix' Dorothy Bossier has been using to shape up Valley women for 27 years now in her salon- called Dorothy's Body Contour. Or "the body-shop" for sljort. But clients at the body shop don't call those gobs of globs pan- nieulite myocellulite, you. can just he);. They call them fatty acids.

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