The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 30, 1986 · Page 23
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 23

Baytown, Texas
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Wednesday, April 30, 1986
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THE aUYTOWN 94m KIDFACTS FUST Here are some landmarks in the first 25 years of space travel: * April 12, 1961: Yuri Gagarin, a Russian, orbits the Earth. He is the first man in space. Alan Shepard is the first American in space. John Gtenn is the first American to orbit the Earth. American Neil Armstrong is the first man to walk on the moon. U.S. and Soviet spacecrafts meet in space and the crews from the two vehicles exchange visists 145 miles above Earth. April 14, 1961: The space shuttle Columbia tands successfully after two days in space. It is the first reusable spacecraft. May 5, 1961: Feb. 20, 1962: July 20, 1969: July 1975: Children made to want to behave rui/ Th i!! l i', ds World Almanlic °* *tocordt and Facts." by Margo MCLoon*-BMU and AHco [World Almanac Publications. 1985) Bypassed motel still West Texas landmark EL PASO (AP) — Yellowed newspaper clippings tell the tale of the boom years of the Del Camtno Motor Hotel, back before they built a freeway that whizzed all the travelers from one Holiday Inn to another. 1947: "50 cottages will be added at Del Camino." 1948: "EP courts to be world's largest." 1950: "Additional 50 cottages to be added to Del Camino Courts." 1953: "Del Camino adds 28 new units." And so it continued until later Uiut decade, when articles chronicling the Del Camino's expansion began to be replaced by news of th" new freeway. "Thr a lot of history behind this place, but I don't know it all," says Ka'isser Farah. who bought the Del Camino as an investment in 1980. ••This is not my field really. I'm an investor, not a hotel- motel manager. I don't like the hotel business — Loo much hustle." Even so, sentiment wins out, and Farah shows a visitor the little window through the wall plaster in the restaurant that reveals the original adobe bricks, 22 inches thick. At its peak, the Del Camino had 287 rooms on both sides of tree-lined Alameda Avenue — or. as it was known then, U.S. Highway 80, the eastern pipeline into El Paso. Now, 100 or so rooms are left in clusters of Spanish-style cottages on only one side of the street. Rooms may have been cheaper back then, but $23 plus tax still isn't bad. The planter boxes are well-maintained, and the rosebushes are blooming. "It's still the best Mexican food in town," says Ramon Lerma, who should know. He's been working there 34 years. The travelers are fewer in number, Farah says, "But they love the place. It's not just another motel." S.G. Gonzalez built a restaurant on Alameda in 1928 and named it after another famous restaurant he owned in Juarez, the Central Cafe. Next door he built a three-story School menus THURSDAY BARBERS HILL BREAKFAST — Sausage, juice, biscuit and milk. LUNCH - Fish or stroganoff, french fries, squash casserole, cole slaw, bread, milk and chocolate cake. ST. JOSEPH LUNCH — Spaghetti with meat and cheese, green beans, fruit and milk. Spanish mansion with an elevator, where he lived. He later changed the restaurant's name to Cafe del Camino Real, and in 1938 sold it and the mansion to W.A. "Bull" Adams, who was in the cattle business. There was a little motel on the property with 30 rooms. The city limits then were where the streetcar line ended at Concepcion Street. The Del Camino, which was on both sides of the city limits, was the first part of El Paso easterners saw when they drove into town. Adams, and later his sons, Bill Jr. and Calvin, began adding rooms at a furious pace. There was a motel with 300 rooms in Bakersfield, Calif., that claimed to be the biggest in the world. The Del Camino, which peaked at 287 rooms, never quite caught up. But it didn't matter. "It was pretty famous," recalls Bill Adams Jr., now 70 and living in West El Paso. "It was the first complete-service motel in the whole country. In the old days, a motel didn't have anything but rooms." At the Del Camino, rooms weren't the half of it. There was a barber and beauty shop, room service, bellboys, a swimming pool, a full-service garage and a shopping center — "the first shopping center in El Paso with the first supermarket," Adams says — with a drugstore, five- and-dime and a post office branch. "We were just trying to improve our service to the public," Adams says. READING, P«. (AP) - The key to discipline in ib* cias* room as well u at home to making the youngster want to behave, say two educators who have written books on the subject. Or. Stanley T. Dubelie Jr., Wilson School District superintendent, and Carol M. Hoffman, early childhood supervisor for the district; are authors of "Misbehavin' " and "Mls- behavin' II" — and are working on a third book. "There hasn't been much common sense applied to public education over the years," Dubelle said. "Our program is very simple and based on common sense. It gives a foundation for understanding human behavior from birth through 90.'' Basing their theories on those of psychologists Alfred Adler and Rudolph Dreikurs, Dubelie and Hoffman believe that most misbehavior in children can be traced to one of four needs: attention, power, revenge or withdrawal. "Misbehavior is not accidental," Hoffman said. "There is always a purpose behind it." Citing the case of a high school student who was rude to his teacher in the first class following the lunch break, Dubelie said the teacher later learned that the student's angry behavior was motivated by the need for revenge. "The teacher found out that the boy had just been jilted by his girlfriend, probably during the lunch hour," Dubelie said. "The result was that he lashed out at whoever happened to be there. "By doing the unexpected — using humor to diffuse the tetv sion - the teacher was abte to break up the pattern of misbehavior and deal effectively with the situation in private," he said. Their book emphasizes the need for creative solutions to the problem of discipline and offers guidelines. In "Misbehavin' " the authors state: "Doing the unexpected is one of a teacher's most effective methods of dealing with student misbehavior. Learning to pause before doing what one always does, is indeed, the pause that refreshes. "The next time you don't know what to do about a misbehaving student, 1. Stop!; 2. Pause and reflect on what you were about to do automatically; 3. Then do something very different; 4. Do the unexpected," they write. Children today react differently to discipline than their parents did, Dubelie and Hoffman point out. The difference can be attributed to changes in society, family structure, and an increase in day care outside the home, they explain. "With burgeoning incidence of day care, children are no longer coming to school from the warm, embracing environment of the home," Dubelie said. "Nursery care is not a natural setting, and children who come from there tend to be more aggressive. "It is more difficult to discipline today's students using the old approach of rewards and punishments," he said. "Today, they ask you why you're punishing them. Kids know their rights now. What they essentially say is if you can punish me, I can punish you. The old bag of trick* Just doesn't work aaymore." "It's « waste of breath to Ju* keep sceedfef kids for misbehavior," Hoffman added. "With too much talk, they become 'teacher deaf and 'parent deaf.'" Dubelte said he and Hoffman were each "walking the earth with a book in our heads" when they •frsarl to havior in 1W4 As a consultant to SO educational institution* acraw the state, Dubelie decided to put his methods on promoting student sen-discipline k»U> prtart when he met Hoffman, a veteran in the field of early childhood education. IMl 414-MU 417-HI1 *^ , FvVOT) 471-IMS Mexican MMtS TO GO AVAIlAtlil Tips given on cooking for two NEW YORK (AP) — If yours is a household of only two, and recipes all seem to be aimed at large families, you can adapt to your culinary lifestyle without the hassle of halving recipes by thinking small, says food expert Jean Hewitt. Buy smaller cooking utensils, advises Hewitt, food editor for Family Circle magazine and author of "Cooking for Two Today." A toaster oven-broiler is handy for the two-person kitchen, she says, as is an electric hand mixer, a blender and one of the small food processors. Hewitt offers these other hints for dining duets: —When you have cooking time, prepare "make aheads" such as stew, spaghetti sauce, soups and small pot pies, and package them in two-serving portions for the freezer. —If you can't buy produce in small amounts, plan ahead for several meals. —Keep bread and other baked goods in the freezer and remove only as much as you're going to use. — Buy the exact amount of meat you want on special order, and have the butcher cut turkey breasts in halves or quarters. —Plan a roast chicken for .several meals: chicken pot pies, for instance, or chicken curry or chicken salad. —Cook only as much pasta as you're going to eat. —For fast and frugal, don't forget the egg. Omelettes and frittatas are ideal for two. Deluxe Dinner When you buy one deluxe dinner at the regular price, get your second one for . Guacamole Salad. Tostada, Chili con Queso, Beef Taco, Cheese Enchilada. Tamale. Beans, Rice. Chips and Hot Sauce Exp. 5/1/86 Orders to §• please • 00 VALUABLE COUPON Chili con Queso D : p When you purchase any one of our dinners you can get our delicious Chili con Queso Dip for — Exp 5/1/86 te 00 The G alley Baytown's Newest Waterfront Restaurant ALL YOU CAN EAT Every Monday & Wednesday 11 a.m. -9 p.m. FARM RAISED CATFISH FltlET DINNER $C95 6 Includes: French Fries Slaw Pinto Beans Hush Puppies 427-0709 I MR* MM* •< TMMM< Hwy 14»«f J«t TMutsn-t m SAT 401 SUM 11-t DO YOU NEED HELP GROWING IN YOUR MARRIAGE? MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT SEMINAR Baker Road Baptist Church 900 West Mmr RMd May 4, 11, 18, 25 at 6 P.M. Dr. & Mrs. Pete Freeman For mere information - 427-0506 Mother's Day Is Sunday, May 11th Sho\v Mom How Much You Care With A Mother's Day Love Line! We will be sending that special lady a postcard telling her your message will appear in our Sunday, May J I th edition. Buying a Love Line also qualifies you /or our Special Mother's Day Prize Drawing. Final Dwodtto* is May ftth. 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