The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on May 5, 1970 · Page 9
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 9

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Says Parents From 'Best 9 Schools May Be Next Pickets By Dorothy Rich ro Tht Washlnatoh Post A NEW WAVE of school- critical parent militancy is coming on strong. These angry parents are' not from the ghettos where it's nbt unusual any more to hear of parents picketing schools. . the parent militants I hear from now are from th«x "test" city and suburban areas. These are the parents who've believed in working within the system, who've never rocked the boat before, who write rneraoranda and attend discussions. Now a growing number of these parents are talking about picket lines and even of. going to jail if necessary. I've heard parent griping for years and much of it is just a lettirtg off of steam. It's so easy and almost fashionable to knock schools today. This new parent criticism may-be of a higher ofdef and, if understood by the schools, it could really help education. ~"Un 1 ike ghetto patents, these affluent parents are not angry because their kids are not learning Ito read. By and large, their children are even if they didn't gb to school. mHE INNOVATIONS most —JLnrh rnrr administrators keep talking about today center on logistics — how many bodies in htiw >rnany rooms at what times. As I understand it, the new parent criticism has more to do with school atmosphere, than logistics. They want schools that encourage rather than discourage children and an atmosphere in school that says "Yes" io life. It's no secret that schools over-all, have notoriously failed In this. The myth now being inferred —is -that, money is needed to buy this. Certainly money is nice, but even with more money schools in general continue repressive, "nay'Saying" ways. The current thing Is logistics, and that may at least mtoitnjze the effects of bad teachers. Part of what encourages parent militancy is the way sdme administrators operate. They appear to dd very little except when teachers or students somewhere really kick up their heels and make protest noises. This lesson is not being lost on parents. ,, Militancy does get things done picker, but it has its dangers. Militants tend to have excessive -zeal about converting everyone anrd~ sometimes end up in pushing change just for its own sake. Maybe what parents want from schools 'never can be wholly satisfied. We know that schools to'day are the focus of incredibly high ex' pectations, and the hopes of parents far outstrip.the abilities of school-people. T O EASE this -unbalance, parents have been repeatedly told to help the schools, to get involved, etc. Now, these militant parents, who have been the most Involved,, are protesting that the schools have 'not been doing enough to Help themselves. Many principals still persist in telling parents that their hands are tied by the "system." Yet, trators tel| parents that's just not true. Individual schools can put their own plans into action. Parents resent it when the school system's buck passing gets passed to them. When parents ask for change, they're usually told: You call the meetings, you make- the plans. This is unfair. Most parents, even" the most involved ones, don't want to run the schools. What they do want are,-school people willing to assume that responsibility ~ and to investigate and IIP™ s t i g a t 'e changes, when needed. Administrators and teachers had better take this initiative and show response -to parents or else theyMUbe seeing parent prbtcstors picketing in the very best neighborhoods. 'Antique' Labels Often Were Forged A PAGE FOR Tu«iday, May 5, 1970 'Page Antiques By Ralph and Terry Kovel N EVER TRUST a paper label. Porcelain marks have been copied. Paper labels have been forged. Dales have been carved into wooden chests, and even marks on glass have been etched in r-e-c e n t years. The forging of antiques is not new but a beginning collector might sometimes forget that it takes more than a label to prove _an_antiique_is_&ejwine ) _ The most famous, and the most forged label we have seen is the one found in thousands of violins made in Bavaria, France arid Czechoslovakia in the late nineteenth century. Poor _to' mediocre violins were marked ' with the Latin label used by Antonius Stradivarius, the famous Italian violin maker. Sometimes a label is really not meant to deceive. When translated, one says "German copy of a violin by Stradivarius." The words "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat; Anno 17—" are printed on the genuine and forged labels. The last two digits for the year This Stradivariuis vfolin was made in 1709. are written by hand on both labels.. To decide whether you own a valued antique violin, furniture, glass or china, first be sure you understand the style and construction of a fine piece. A good violin of any age can be appreciated by any talented violinist. Well-made furniture of the eighteenth century can be recognized by any amateur cabinet maker who is familiar with the problems and techniques of skilled cabinetry. Learn to appreciate the excellent in art and antiques. Don't just buy a label! • • • Q My ruffle-topped, c r a n- berry coin dot glass vase has enameled flower decorations.. "It is a "Stiepnowl"~thar has been handed down by my great aunt. Should a priceless piece like this ever be dusted and washed? A All antiques, even museum pieces, should be kept clean. Glass and porcelain should be carefully-washed with a gentle detergent or soap and warm water. They should be wiped dry with a soft cloth so the finish will not be scratched. Your "Stiegel bowl" is probably not the museum quality glass that you have been told. Stiegel glass is almost impossible' to identify. It was very similar to many eighteenth century European waresr -Stiegel never made cranberry colored coin dot pat- "Terned o~f"Tuffle~d pieces. According to.factory records his glass was clear white, 'blue, amethyst, purple or emerald green. Pattern molded pieces 'were designed with ribbing, fluting, paneling or diamonds. Q Is King's Rose a Gaudy Dutch pattern? • A There is a very slight tech- n i c a 1 difference between Gaudy Dutch and. the King's Rose dishes. Both are pottery. Both are soft paste. True Gaudy Dutch has a AMY blue underglaze decoration, The dishes were decorated with a dark blue. It was glazed and fired and decorated again with the bright yellows, oranges, reds and greens that appear on a finished plate. The desips resemble the' Japanese Imari wares. There are only 16 accepted patterns of Gaudy Dutch ware. King's Rose is similar to these patterns, but there is no dark blue underglaze decoration. Several other soft paste wares related to King's •Rose are known. . King's Rose and Gaudy Dutch arc English wares of .the 1780 to 1820 period. • • • • BOOK REVIEW No book about souvenir spoons-could ever be complete. "A Third Harvest of Souvenir Spoons" by Hardt (335 Bleecker St., New York, N.Y., 10014, $11.95) is the newest picture listing of available spoons. Look for this at your library or book store. By Jack Tippit ".. .And if you buy six or more of- one time/ I'I throw in a big kiss!" Mexican cousin to Sloppy Joe. Meet Sloppy Jose By Dorothy Yeglln (Th« Rtiltttr'i Food Editor) *yOU KNOW Sloppy Joe, i but have you met Sloppy Jose? It's the same gusty sandwich mixture Americans — the younger ones, anyway — have been happily wiping off their chins and shirtfronts for years, only this version has a Mexican accent. The traditional ground beef and tomato sauce combination picks up overtones of green pepper and pimiento- stuffed olives. Jose makes a lively addition to lunch,, supper, teenage parties, and-picnics. It can be carried, hot, to the picnic site in a covered pot if the destination is nearby, and heated up over the wood or charcoal fire. For a longer jaunt, cook the mixture the day before and refrigerate, then keep it well-chilled in a cooler until heating. Another peppy idea for picnics and barbecues is grilled hamburgers with a mustard- olive topping. Sloppy Jose 1 Ib. ground beef 1 small green pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can (W/2. 02.) tomato puree , 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce . ' '/•i cup chopped pimiento- stuffed olives , 6 hard rolls or hamburger buns Melted butter Avocado slices Sliced pinJiento-stuffed olives ! i cup .catchup 1 teaspoon salt l \ (easpoon ground cumin >i teaspoon oregano leaves I H teaspoon pepper In large skillet, brown beef over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add green pepper and onion; cook 2 minutes. Stir in puree, catchup and seasonings. Cover and cook over low heat 45 minutes, stirring occasionally; add chopped olives and cook 15 .minutes longer. Split rolls and brush with melted butter and broil until lightly brown. Fill each bun with % cup meat mixture. Garnish with sliced avocado and olives. Serves 6. >' Deviled Hamburgers I 1 . i Ibs. ground beef round 2 tablespoons prepared Vt teaspoons salt mustard H teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon chopped 'hives 2 tablespoons butter or 6 hamburger buns, split margarine and toasted '/i cup. chopped pimiento- stuf(ed olives Mix beef with salt and pepper; shape into 6 patties. Arrange patties on grill and cook about 6 minutes, or until browned on one side. Meanwhile, melt butter or margarine; add olives, mustard and chives; blend. Turn beef patties; spread with olive mixture. Grill 5 minutes. Serve on rolls. Serves 6. Semi-Sheer POINTS FOR PARENTS Mother; "Jimmy has been so difficult since we brought the baby home. I didn't expect him to be so jealous. He won't let me out of his sight." -Fa t h e r : "We certainly don't want him to be a whining mama's boy. Put him right to bed when he acts that way." Even if there were no new baby, a 3-year-oid nay feel clinging and insecure after a mother's absence. Reasure nun often thai-yon are home to stay and show Mm there is enough .affection to go around and he should sowrieel nappy and secure again. Mother: "I expect you were worried when I was at the hospital, but I told you I would b^ back, and I won't be going away again. Why don't you sit here by me and I'll tell you a story while I feed the baby. Then you and I will have lunch together." Methodist Women Leave For Texas r ' 0 n e-hundred-sixty representatives of the Women's Society of Christian Service and Wesleyan Service Guilds of the United Methodist Church of Iowa will leave today, for the aajjojaal Assembly of the W.S.C.S. and Wesleyan Service Guilds in Houston, Tex., Thursday through Sunday. The group, led by Mrs. Wil- 1 i a HI H. Yaggy of Des Moines, president of the Iowa Conference of the W.S.C.S., will leave following an 11 a.m. luncheon today at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1X00 Des Moines St. The Assembly, which takes place every four years, will be attended by more than 10,000 women. urtains For a Wisp of Privacy H>1f y-'tji :l ' H' if ' 3'=:? ? • :• • * &, $S " ffi t 'i "tif . r 11 m •ws ¥:W I m m iil j-r-x: m& :>:$: $S.: SAVE 70' Regular $3.19 4-DAYS ONLY 48x24-ineli. Da'cron* polyester with a slight slubbed effect. PERMA-PREST* curtains keep the pinch pleats without ironing when you machine wash, tumble dry. Green, whitej nugget. CHARGE IT on Sears Revolving Charge Your Dollars Go .Further at Sears OPI:N si:MIAY SHOP AT SEARS AND SAYS i6^rtfff/0rtiKini 48x30-inch- Regular $3.69 48x36-inch. Regular $4.19 4$x45-inch. Regular $4.69 4Sx54-inch. Regular $5.19 Valance. Regular $1.99 Brass Cafe Rods [Sears MERLE HAY PLAZA 4000 Merl« Hay Rd. Phone 376-4911 Des MoLnes, la. 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