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\i II 'Don't Crucify On Cross o Child .Or- ^^^, By Elizabeth Shelton ts) The Washington f>ojt R. EDWARD ZIGLER, President Nixon's choice to direct the Office of Child Development, says he will be much more concerned with "the type of character we build in kids" than with elevating I.Q.'s. s 'My hunch is that if we raised everybody's I.Q. 10 points it would not make much difference in society as a whole," he told reporters during the annual 'meeting of the Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc. "The very threads of our society are becoming unraveled. It is not a problem of intelligence but of hostility and inability to communicate one with the other." At the risk of being called t( a kind of P.T.A. society tender-minded lout . . -. a dilettante," he called for a return to the concept of "the whole child." mESTING for I.Q., in Zig- L'ler's opinion, is "the most misunderstood instrument in the social sciences." The I.Q. test, he explained, is weighted with three identi- f i a b 1 e.. factors: Cognition, achievement and motivational emotional factors. If you have not had a particular experience, you cannot recall it. If you have not heard a certain word, you do not know what that word means. "I have been very troubled by the very pedestrian mechanical way they have been used," Zigler said. "Don't crucify children on the cross of I.Q. "We often approach the child as if he were a little computer who showed up to be programmed rather than us being responsible for his total development." Zigler, a Yale research psychologist who helped to plan the Head Start program, is an outspoken critic of stud- i e s , including the Westinghouse report, that assumes that "If you give a .child one year's experience, you inoculate him against any damaging experiences he might have in later years." There is no basis to the idea that a child can be "immunized" during the critical years up to age 5, he continued. This is because the years 5 to 10 and 10 to 15 also are critical developmental stages. "We have to convince the American people that development takes place from conception to death. We have to be concerned with the development at every age." A S DIRECTOR of OCD and t h e Children's Bureau, which now comes under it, Zigler says his priorities will be as follows: _ To run social action programs for children "at the highest quality possible — A Different Way To Use Ground Beef By Dorothy Yeglin (The Register's Food Editor) •pEFRESHING as a May _Lv breeze is a different way to use ground beef. That stretchable standby steps up to company status here, made into meat balls and joined by vegetables in Oriental style. Befitting the tradition of Far Eastern cuisine, shape, texture, color and flavor interplay to make a tasteful and artistic whole. Meat balls are browned in butter, then simmered with vegetables and sauce. The array of vegetables — some fresh, some canned — is added to the skillet in stages for tender-crisp perfection. Soy — the mainstay of Oriental cooks — is the chief flavor enhancer, and cornstarch thickens the sauce to a see-through glaze. In the Oriental manner, hot fluffy rice is the base for this dish; preserved kumquats or a salad of orange segments make good accompaniments. Meat Balls Oriental 1 Ib. ground beef cup fine dry bread crumbs i..', cup finely chopped onion 1 can (1 Ib. 3 oz.) bean sprouts 1 can (4 oz.) sliced mushrooms % cup cornstarch 3 or 4 tablespoons soy sauce 2 medium onions sliced thinly 1 teaspoon salt Dash of pepper % cup evaporated milk 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup bias-cut celery slices .. x l green pepper, cut in strips Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, chopped onion, salt and ..pepper with evaporated milk, lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 12 meat.balls. Melt butter in skillet. Add meat balls and cook, turning occasionally. When meat balls are evenly browned, push to one side of skillet; add celery, and green pepper. Remove fro'in heat." '"" * " Drain and save liquid from bean sprouts and mushrooms, then add sufficient water to liquids to measure 1% cups. Blend cornstarch with a little of the liquid to make a smooth , paste, then blend with remaining liquid. Stir in soy sauce, then pour liquid over meat balls and vegetables in skillet. Bring to boil over medium heat. Cover skillet tightly, turn heat to low and simmer until thickened .~ and sauce, is clear, about 20 minutes. Add bean sprouts, mushrooms and sliced onions; cover and simmer 5 minutes longer. Serve over 4 cups hot cooked rice. .{Note: Sliced fresh mushrooms t ] /4 Ib.] may be used in place of canned ones. Add. with celery and green pepper to skillet, and use additional water in place of canned mushroom liquid.) Serves 6. Mead Start and clay care if it goes to OCD. I think it would go to OCD." To make an honest effort to begin co-ordinating efforts for children among agencies in Washington. To advocate and innovate in behalf of the nation's children because "there is no children's lobby." "I don't think we have had the kind of advocacy for children that they deserve to get," Zigler said. Neither does he think any president of recent years has done enough for children. "I intend to be an outspoken advocate for children. We can do better by our children than we have been doing." ryiGLER says that he is not LJ only in favor of,racial integration but also of integration of social classes. "I think this nation should concern itself with integration of social classes and find a mechanism to get different social classes, to interact," he stressed. "The middle-class and the lower-class-children-can : both- grow from interaction. As an ex-lower-class child, I sort of resent people thinking that they cannot. One of the fine things about Head Start was the allowance of middle-class children to attend." Asked whether he had reservations about President Nixon's commitment before accepting the job, Zigler said that he consulted HEW Secretary Robert H. Finch and "It was clear that there was a commitment by the adminis- "tration:"""" ™ He cited the day care portion of the family assistance program as "a very tangible commitment - not just the dollar mark but .President Nixon's statement that these were not simply to be day care centers to get mothers to go to work." .. A SKED his opinion on recent White House consideration of the recommendation of a New York physician that all 6-year-old children be tested for criminal tendencies, Zigler cast about for a euphemism. "Idiotic," he finally said of D r . Arnold Hutshneeker's proposal. "The President is not an expert in child psychology. He passed-the thing along to somebody who was. It never got to the level of a Yale psychology professor. It didn't have to be a Yale professor to shoot that one down. "It is dangerous to grasp at straws (simplistic solutions to complex problems) when we ought to be building ropes." •-- By Mary Srysoh (Th« fteqijtef's Home Furnishings Editor) Q We're living temporarily in a house that's too small. In fact, our 10-year-old daughter will have to use a room that formerly was a tiny dressing room. There are no windows and only space for a bed and perhaps a bedside table. Fortunately, there's air condi- t i o n i n g and a good-sized closet where we can install some shelves or drawers. I know I can'l make the room look spacious, but is there any way I can make it attractive? —Mrs. Ben G., Burlington. A Your best ally is color, preferably a crisp pastel for walls, that will help them re- Mother: "The doctor said the baby should start with half a can of solid food and increase the feeding to a whole can. But I can't gel him to eat any of it. He hates solid food and just spits it right out." Your Decorating Problems cede a little..Add a spark of bright color and a limited amount of pattern. You can simulate windows with molding, cornice boards and curtains if you like, or you can hang a bright garden picture to add an outdoor feeling. The tiny room pictured illustrates what one interior designer did with a similar small space. Instead of sacrificing space for a headboard and footboard, she made a floor-to-ceiling headboard of , plywood that serves as' the ~d"ec"o f a 11 v e accent in the room. ^ Giant tulips, inspired by the design of the sheets and A bed of tulips brightens up a tiny roonv and sets the decorative scheme. Tulips are on new sheets and pillowcases designed by Vera for Burlington Industries. pillowcases, draw the eye upward and help form a canopy JreatmjEnt, :_ Walls are pale green, a space-expanding- color, and the plywood headboard is white, with tulips in red and green. Skirted table is green to match the bed skirt. Cov- _erlet JorJjed Js_ quilted _white chintz and accessories are white. • • • Q I have double windows on the two sides of my living room. Are valances necessary ?-WhatncoloTback panels should I use with my draperies? —Mrs. V. S., Lytton. \ I am not sure if by back panels you mean the lining for, draperies or the glass cuftaifts. Drapery lining should be neutral — beige or off-white. Sheer glass curtains could be white, off-white or. a very light pastel to match your room scheme. Some lovely sheers are printed in pastel colors and are frequently used with a companion print for draperies or with solid color draperies that pick up a color of the pattern in the sheer. Most professional interior decorators feel a valance or cornice board adds the necessary finishing touch to a pair of windows treated as a unit. • • • Q My living room is a problem. We have red and olive green draperies, gold carpeting and white walls. I am planning to buy a matching olive green couch and chair. Should I get olive carpeting, too? What other colors should I use? —A Reader, Marshalltown. ,\ Your present color scheme of gold, olive green and red accents is a very popular one this year, and there is no reason you need to replace your gold carpet with green. An olive green carpet, with couch and chairs in the same color, might be a little too much of the same thing. Keep your gold carpet and white walls and have the new chair in a plaid or small check fabric in gold, green and red combination, or perhaps in green and red on a white background. Coyer a sofa pillow or two in the same plaid or. check. Puts Cheese Under the Crust AMY By Jack TippH- By Hcloise Cruse Dear Heloise: For lovers of apple pie with cheese. Try adding grated Cheddar "cheese to cover the filling UNDER the top crust. Very delicious! —Esther Fisher .Range Filter . Dear Heloise: Here is my method of solving a time-consuming and unpleasant chore — cleaning the greasy filter disk over the table top range that we use to. remove smoke, odors and cooking film. I simply remove the filter and place it in the bottom Z tielofae day my mother was making frosting. She wanted it to be maple frosting, but she was out of maple flavoring. My rack of my; automatic dishwasher. -'.;' , , Saves bands from that horrid job, and you should see how-clean it looks. —Reader said, "Why not use maple syrup?" She did and it was yummy. I guess boys aren't so dumb after all. ; ?~ '',,:. —Paula Weter, Age 11 Heloise welcomes mail, especially household hints which she can pass on to readers as spac " " WhyNot? Register. . Individual hlch she can pass on ice permits. Write to of The Des Moines Hetqlse In care o •ir.She is ui „ „ ual filers because of .... ... ume of mall she receives. Her column ... .. unable to answer all letters because of the vol Dear Heloise: The other appears dally on the women's pages of The Des Moines Register and in The Sunday Register's comic pages. "He certainly has his father's nose." POINTS FOR PARENTS Mother: "Baby is trying to learn how- to swallow solid foods. He does pretty well if I give him just a tiny bit on the tip of a coffee spoon. If I give ~him too much at once, he doesn't know what to do with it and pushes it out with Us tongue." Young babies usually don't dislike solid food — they Just don't know how to swallow it Start with minute amounts and go slowly, increasing the amount slightly each day. It way take gome babies a month or more before they become adept at swallowing solids. Skirts By Lucile Preuss (The Des Moines Register-Chicago Dally News Service) N EW YORK, N.Y. - Designers' suggestions on how to salvage the short clothes in your wardrobe: Wear a mini dress over pantSj.^rnost advise,..JPants now are classic and will ease you over the transition. Depending on how mini the skirt is or isn't, it may need shortening for the correct proportion. Your mirror is your guide. Belt it for the best fall effect. Pants can blend with the color of the mini, if you're lucky enough to find the right color, or they can contrast. If your short skirts aren't up to there, lengthen them until they're as close to the knee as possible, then wear them under one of fall's new longer coats, Bill Blass advises. Cover the leg with semi- opaque stockings and a new, lighter-looking shoe of the same color. To prolong the life of a short coat, find pants to contrast with it, get a turtleneck sweater to match the pants, and you have a bi-color suit, Victor Joris suggests. Belt it for the best effect and, of course, wear it with the 1970 accessories. DOWNTOWN • PARK FAIR J LJ .IN grape and White This is a vintage year for JUNIOR HOUSE with their 100% cotten separates in grape and white plaid. The voile French caff shirt is a polyester and cotton blend. Sizes 5 to 15. Long vest $20, belted slacks $16, shirt, $16, cutbtres $16, proportioned A- * line skirts also avail- f able at $13. Park Fair store open Sunday 12:30 t DOWNTOWN ' MERLE HAY PLAZA PARKFAIR Beauty for the Beach Grace the beach or pool in style with' one of our many swim suit ensembles. The flowered cotton bikini in orange and yellow or blue and green-at $15. Also has a matching "Mother Hubbard" style cover-up at $10, The crocheted suit in natural beige with a one piece front and a bikini look back is $16, the matching cover-up ] J m': l'\rr uud Mt-rle Hti' st tin's opt it Sunday J2:30 to i.-j'O

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