The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 13, 1975 · Page 24
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April 13, 1975

The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 24

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Dixie Dory Plans Told ST. GEORGE-April and its accompanying spring-like weather in Southern Utah, signal the approach of one of the most outstanding events of the season at Dixie College. It's the annual Dixie College D-Week, including a queen coronation, the Great Race, an outdoor movie, powder puff football, lighting of the "D," special assemblies, visiting dignitaries, a parade, banquet and dance. It all begins Monday. April 21 and continues through Saturday night. The tradition of D-Week dates back to the early days of Dixie College when students and faculty jointly constructed the big block "D," now outlined by the Black Hill west of St. George. Over the years, the annual whitewashing and student activities gradually evolved into tradition, and the original D-Day expanded to a full week of activities. Highlighting this year's week of events will be the visit of Spencer W. Kimball, LDS Church president. President Kimball will be the featured speaker at a fireside scheduled for Friday evening. Kicking off the festive week will be the coronation of the D-Week Queen and her attendants at 8 p.m. in the Dixie College Fine Arts Center Auditorium. On April 22 the annual Great Race will begin at 3 p.m. Starting at the Georgetown overpass, the race continues to the top of the Black Ridge, over to the river, SPENCER W. KIMBALL down the river to the bridge, then to Boots Cox Dairy and finally back to the Dixie College Student Union. Involving motorcycles, horses, bicycles, runners, and inner tube riders, the race covers approximately five miles. Dedication of the new Freedom Shrine exhibit, recently donated to Dixie College by the St. George Exchange Club, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. On April 23, contestants in the Taco Eating Contest will vie for prizes in that annual event, scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Thursday's activities (April 24) begin with a traditional D-Day Assembly at 11:30 a.m., and at 8:30 Thursday evening, the motion picture, "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid," starring James Colburn and Kris Kristofferson will be shown outdoors north of the Liberal Arts Building. On April 25, girl's gridiron action will begin at 3 p.m. in the Powder Puff Football Derby. At 8 p.m. on Friday President Spencer W. Kimball will speak at a fireside to be held in the Dixie College Gym. Following the fireside, another traditional event will take place; fireworks and lighting of the "D". The final day of events, Saturday, April 26, will begin at 6 a.m. with the yearly hike by students to whitewash the "D". At 10 a.m. the big D-Day parade will get underway in downtown St. George, led by Grand Marshal State Sen. Dixie Leavitt, and featuring numerous bands and marching groups from throughout Utah and neighboring states. At noon on Saturday, students, faculty and alumni will converge on the city park for toasts, skits and lunch. Topping off the week's events is the annual D-Day banquet Saturday night, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m in the Sun Room of the Student Union. The traditional D-Day formal dance will follow at 9 p.m. D-Week chairman, Jeff Adams, encourages college and community members alike to attend the various activities, and help make this year's event the best ever. Religion in America Church People Asked to Aid Hungry in U.S. and Abroad By DAVID E.ANDERSON UPI Religion Writer "Bread for the World," an interfaith movement headed by Dr. Eugene Carson Blake and Bishop Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit, is circulating a proposed policy statement that puts the churches on the line with regard to the hunger issue. As the enormity of the world food crisis dawned on Americans, churches and synagogues were among the first to act — and act they did, with unprecedented special offerings and designated fund appeals. At the same time, analysts within the religious community were also warning that the crisis was deeper than short-term starvation in the Sahel and famine in Bangladesh. These warnings were reflected in official church statements, from Roman Catholic bishops to Methodists, urging dramatic changes in food policies and individual lifestyles. Unfortunately, most of these statements were couched in generalities. "Bread for the World," in its provisional statement of policy being circulated among the membership for comment, seeks to get specific about the issue. Like other church statements, Bread for the World calls for an end to hunger in the United States as a major goal. But it doesn't leave it at that. Instead, it makes a specific proposal that could be treated legislatively: "a floor of economic decency under every U.S. citizen through measures such as a minimum income and guaranteed employment." On the international front, the statement proposes a general U.S. policy "committed to world food security and rural development, as proposed by the World Food Conference.'' That's a generality. In specific terms, it calls for U.S. participation in a world reserve program and an increase in U.S. food assistance to the church level of a tithe —10 per cent of the country's food exports — as ''our share toward the establishment of a grain reserve." It suggests a very specific world target of 10 million tons. In addition, noting that the United States currently ranks near the bottom in foreign aid assistance when assistance is measured in terms of Gross National Product, it calls for "rapid movement toward the 1 per cent of GNP assistance goal and greater use of international and transnational assistance agencies. A major difficulty in sorting out U.S. development assistance around the world is the role international political considerations play. "Most U.S. aid is either military assistance or assistance in which U.S. political and military considerations are uppermost," the organization noted. It proposed legislation that "to sever completely the connection between humanitarian development assistance and military and political assistance." Most of Bread for the World's proposals are not new. They are, however, in the present political climate radical and the legislative effort required for any of them to become policy will be tremendous. Yet they establish a proposed agenda for the churches and an opportunity to apply the generalized principles that have shaped denominational statements on the issue. Pupils Create Drama The 29 second graders of Mrs. Lynnette Wallace at Timpanogos Elementary School presented two performances of an original play, "The Peanuts Gang in the Spring Thing," Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Principal Marvin L. Gunther noted that this is probably the most outstanding production ever presented at the school. The children danced, sang and spoke about the fun of springtime. Charlie Brown (Richard Augustus), Snoopy (Leslie McKay), Linus (Danny CHdroyd) and Peter Cottontail (Wendi Larsen) discussed their ideas of spring. A highlight of the program was the Robin Redbreast song performed by Michael Sumner. Other main characters included Dina Mecham as Lucy, Stephanie Rasband as "Cute Little Girl," Tony Christen as Pigpen, Greg Park as Eggbert and Richard J. Mackay as Schroeder. Tech Skills Promoted In Payson PAYSON — Fifteen individual stations were installed recently at Payson Junior High School, making it the second in Utah equipped to offer a career exploration in vocational skills program. Principal W. Harold Hawker said the new program fits the overall Nebo School District philosophy of "extensive exploration in the junior high schools." "The purpose of the program is to expose junior high students to as many kinds of careers as possible so each student may help determine his likes or dislikes and his potential success in those carreers," he said. Clark Clayson, junior high faculty member in charge of the program, said "students will be given time from their regular school studies to have an experience in 10 or more of the career stations." The program requires a minimum of faculty time because instruction for each station is on film or tape. On hand to make sure each of the career stations functions properly is Irene Lamb, technician in charge of the program. Sunday, April 13, 1975, THE HERALD, Provo, Utah -Page 25 BYU Graduate Running For East School Board Retiree Repairs Sewing Machines in So. Pacific For some people retirement means painting Grandma Moses pictures. Little old ladies often make quilts or hooked rugs. Others take travel. Still others hit a rapid decline and rust out twiddling their fingers. For retired missionary Harold Wicks retirement meant sewing machines—lots of them. Since his retirement in 1968 Wicks has rejuvenated 70 sewing machines and sent them on their way to mission posts in the South Pacific. Still others clutter his workshop, awaiting his special kind of finger-twiddling. It's a labor of love. Wicks spent most of this life as a Seventh-day Adventist missionary in the South Pacific—Tahiti, the Solomons, the Cook Islands. And he can't forget how badly the people there needed sewing machines. Of course, the fact that his granddaughter is in mission service on Guadalcanal and his grandson in Papua New Guinea helps him to remember. And friends who know of his skill with the "stitch-in-time" equipment help keep him supplied with retired machines to reactivate. CHARLEROI Pa. - The son-in-law of a Provo couple is a candidate for the Charleroi Area School Board. Primary elections will be held May 20. He is Anthony P. McGrew, 29, a professor of urban affairs and director of the Urban Recreation Curriculum at California State College and also instructs several college level courses dealing with different phases of school management. Mr. McGrew is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he also earned his masters degree. He was a Ph.D. candidate at University of Pittsburgh. Mr. McGrew is married to the former Diane Wroblewski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wroblewski of Provo. They have one daughter, Melanie, five years old. Prior to joining the CSU faculty, Mr. McGrew was employed by Provo City Recreation Department and was assistant manager of Universal American in Provo. He is very active in civic affairs in the Charleroi area, and is fighting against "closed-door meetings" of the school board, school strikes and solicitors who hire teachers. He feels the school board should do the hiring. Mrs. McGrew is a registered nurse and works at Mon Valley Hospital, Charleroi Division, in the intensive care and coronary care units. REPRESENTING VARIOUS skills and arts to be displayed at the Orctn North Stake Relief Society annual Cultural Refinement Evening this Friday at 8 p.m. In the stake center, 1000 N. Main St., Orem. From left they are Mrs. Lois Brown, artist of the painting shown; Mrs. Peggy Lambert, chorus director; Mrs. Mary Christiansen, accompanist, and Mrs. Ann Best, writer and poet with one of her creations. "Broadway" will be the theme, and the public Is Invited free. Old Hebrew Modernly Taught PITTSBURGH (UPD-Rabbi Menachem Rodal teaches a language that is thousands of years old. He teaches Hebrew to children between 6 and 13 years old. And he uses teaching techniques which some educators say is futuristic. The children are learning the Old Testament in its original form through a combination of individual and group instruction and tape recorded learning programs. Rabbi Rodal is a teacher at Yeshiva Achei Tmimim, a Jewish day school in Pittsburgh's Soho District. He uses teaching methods pioneered by the University of Pittsburgh's Learning Research and Development Center. And the modern techniques the bearded Orthodox rabbi uses appear to be working—and working quite well. A group of four 10-year-old girls in one of his classes not only translate Hebrew testaments, they interpret what they read into modern terms, question what they don't understand and criticize and applaud what they do understand. And the same techniques used in the same reading, science and mathematics classes that are taught in public schools place virtually all students at the Yeshiva in the top 10 per cent in state-wide achievement tests given all public school students in Pennsylvania. The school has not always offered tape recorded lessons and lofts overlooking downtown Pittsburgh to foster selfmotivated reading. Only recently has the school even been housed in a building large enough to handle its 120 students. Yeshiva Achei Tmimim was founded in 1943 by Rabbi Sholom Posner as the first Jewish day school outside of New York and Chicago. He still holds the reins of the Payson Nominates 12 for Scholarships PAYSON - Sterling Scholars for 1975 were selected recently for Payson High School. Sterling Scholars are chosen in Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder, Cache and Utah Counties to recognize high school seniors for scholastic excellence. They are selected on a scale of 50 per cent scholarship, 25 per cent leadership, and 25 per cent citizenship. The selected Payson High Scholars will now compete for statewide honors. All nominees are to hold high moral standards, habits and attitudes. Winners receive an embossed certificate and finalists are awarded a sterling silver Sterling Scholar pin. The runners-up receive a cash award of $100 and winners receive $250. In addition, many Utah colleges and universities offer tuition and fee scholarships to the 12 winners. Payson winners and their categories include: Carolyn Twede, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Twede, English and Literature; Robin Stepp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stepp, drama; Paul Burton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Burton, mathematics; Jane Hendrickson, daughter of Elrnon Hendrickson of West Mountain, social science; Charilla Wells, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rulon Wells of Spring Lake, foreign languages; Mindy Rowley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Rowley of West Mountain, science; Tracy Wayman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Wayman of West Mountain, art and art crafts; Bryce Sheffield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sheffield of West Mountain, vocational education; Beth Finch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Finch, homemaking; Julie Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Jones , business education; D. Ray Goudy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Goudy of Santaquin, music, and Diane Finch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Finch of West Mountain, general scholarship. 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"The purpose of Jewish education is not just to give knowledge," Rabbi Posner said. "It is to train children in learning how to live with the gifts only man possesses." And Rabbi Posner has a very simple rule in teaching Hebrew and Jewish philosophy. "If you want a good school for Hebrew, you need a better school for English." So an involved parent, Mrs. Rita Herman, contacted officials at the university and the Yeshiva became the first school to experiment with Individual Prescribed Instruction. "This is a great program to keep students interested," she said. "Through workbooks and taped lessons, the child proceeds at his own pace through 20 books. Even the biggest behavior problem children bloomed. "We all remember the boredom we felt while we waited for the slowest child to 'catch on' to a lesson. On the other hand, we might recall having to rush through a subject before we completely understood it. The use of tape recorders helps solve this. Taped lessons allow for the children to be individual in their rate, but it also permits the teacher to give individual tutoring to children not working on the tapes." Rabbi Rodal took the princi- program and to teaching pies of the IPI adapted them religion. The school does have its problems. "Many parents are afraid of religious school," Rabbi Posner said, and added with a laugh, "They are afraid of my frock coat and beard, although the hippies helped there. We need more students." And money is short. "I still have to carry the financial burden," said the Rabbi, who is in his late 60s. "We get some help from the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh. And we accept all Jewish children, no matter how little the parents can afford to give us." Rabbi Posner and his daughter see a resurgence of interest in religion and they are confident the enrollment of their school will increase. 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