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SOCIETY GROWING CHILD Wanting to be alone is normal "Please do not disturb!" The big sign on the bedroom door may make parents wonder if this is a new form of rebellion--a barricade to keep them out. It is not unusual for grade school children to seek some time to be alone. according to Growing Up. the child development newsletter for school age children. In fact, it is a healthy sign. This time of solitude serves many purposes. Information overload There is such a wealth of new information being passed on to a chikl in school that some time is needed to integrate all of it. A child whose mind has been bombarded with new infrmation nee(Is periods of quiet to make thse thiugs her own. Otherwise. new kncwlvdg, e remains superficial an(] may sr,nl he forgotten. Emotional stability Preteens and teenagers, e&apos;peckdly. are pulled in many differenl direclims by their emotions. AI one moment riley think they can handle the responsibilities of adulthood. The next and weaknesses. She also m,ed ume t,. dream new dreams ahru! kb.,, .}." might become. Personal pride Every young person ne,,d,, mn, ,,[, ,ue to do whatever she enj,,vs d,,',T, l: .,m: be practicing a particular athletic skill or playing the pian. To,, ,fl,, l-n," '- rush in to 9ire their applause ,r ',l,,,,.. (df'" their child to friends. The li:,l. however, may prefer to be ai,,,, ,, enjoy the self-satisfactiou ..h- q,C!,- h, ,m her own efforts. The lonely child There Is. of c,,: ,'>:h,'I,' ,d always wattling tr he c],,II' ll,t m,. be a sign ,f loneliu, l-r,,qm,,,i, lhi., problem of withdrawn behavior may not be detected in school, since the quiet child rarely gets the teacher's at- tention. If the child chooses to sit alone in the school cafeteria every day, no' one may notice. Parents are u,ua]]y It,, first I,, (I*'N'cl the pr,,blem and sh<,u',d discu,s it with their child If the pr(blem persists, parents may want tr seek pr(dessiona] help to find out why the child is Mnely SHERMAN, TEXAS --- Keith Allen Weissinger of Ponchatoula has been named to the Austin College Dean's List for the spring 1985 semester. according to AC Registrar Dr. Paul THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, ,JULY 4, 1985, SEC. B, PAGE EIGHT Anybody for flagpole sitting? By BRYAN T. McMAHON with South Central Bell and the City of Editor & Publisher Ponchatoula. which took ownership of the SCB microwave tower jointly with How did' am:body ever think up th'-., the.Ponchatoula Jaycees; The Poncha- idea of turning a microwave tower into a 1.oula contractor clesigneo the steel and flagpole and flying a flag from it that more than does the tower justice when i*. comes to sheer size? You've got to get to know the Ponchatouta Jaycees to get your answer. An organization of young men. recently integrated with women members, that is a training ground for leaders, men and women of action: Jaycees live on challenges, the bigger the better. Over 65 Jaycees and their supporters (including the Betsy Rosses) worked on the pro lect for nearly four years. according to Project Chairman Ronnie Perrin "'The idea as to give Ponchatoula a memorial monument The project was first conceivecl over three and a half years ago to reestablish Americanism in the commumty, and to honor veterans for keeping the flag flying." said Perrin. He calls the memorial 'The highest flying flag this side of the Mississippi." And Jaycee Ronnie Perrin has plenty of reason to be personally proud. He eased the project throuqh negotiations concrete base sunk 16 feet into the patio between the Mail Car Art Gallery and Ole Hardhide's cage. It was Perrin who begged, borrowed and cajoled companies to lend a hand with equip- ment and supplies. And it is Pert'in who sheds praise for the project much like the proverbial duck sheds water from its back. But he is quick to spread the compli- ments around, and asked that the following be thanked for their contributions to the project: Adams Southern Pride Concrete for donating all the concrete Metropolitan Erection Service for taking down the 8pri tower and coming back to move it and II 4tl erect it as a flagpole at the Country | Market at cost, normally a $8,000 job; | .All A' Donald Disher for his work welding the | Nicole [ base: Ernie Daigle for his pattern | H0es making skills on the anchor base: Jo I ne Y' Thompson Forest Products for moving | _ r, ] the pole: Eagle Scout Brian Kuebler and |  Pc Mrs. Cindy Newton and all who helped | dn, them compile the list of Ponchatoula | veterans: and especially to the "BetSy I You Rosses." the ladies of the Thursday | A-BI Night Bridge Club who took months 0i I licJht, flag. their time to sew the giant American I  [ n i00o,i I ion l I | V/inder. After funeral services in the Capital Rotunda, the cortege slowly shaped up and marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to the railroad station where along the railroad tracks thronged thousands of mourners who had, a short time before, cheered his triumphal return from his trip. By boat and train they took him home to Boston accompanied by one congressman from each state and territory, including Lincoln. In this city they placed his coffin in a hearse pulled by six black horses in crepe mourning with heavv black plumes on their heads. The hearse was followed by the congressional delegation, the mayor and governor and prominent citizens proceeded to Faneuil Hall. His coffin lay in state viewed by thousands. Several days later after funeral services the casket was placed again in the hearse for its final journey to Quincy. Here sorrowing neighbors placed it in the "Stone Temple," the family tomb next to his father, mother, and son. George Washington Adams. As the last of the escorts filed past the vault a Southern congressman in a grief-choked voice halted at the doorway and facing the entrance said. "Goodbye old man." All A' ,lie le, C evel is, &.F l- IUrrl, OI moment they do somethin 9 that and withdrawn.  Thomas. Epilogue: Louisa purchased herblack slave's contract, allowing her to travel to a  A',. reminds them they ar, still chihlre,. Growing Up follows a childs Only those students who earned free state. Massachusetts. Sedated by opium in her Washington home, the dying They need time to fit both parts cd lheir develrpmer)t thrrugh the school years grades which placed them in the top Louisa repeatedly called for Henry Clay. She died on May 15. 1852. Twelve year e A personalities together. Fr mre inf,rmation, write to Growing 20 percent of the student body aca- old Henry Adams was a bedside visitor to his Aunt Louisa and had lengthy chats anc Self-identity (lp. P.O. Box 62ON. Laffavetle. demically made the Dean's List. All with her. He later became a noted writer, historian and book critic Charles _ A-B H "Wh am I? .... Whr Io I want t be'/" ludiana 47902. Include child's s'h,l those "on the spring list had grade Francis Adams was Lincoln's Civil War Minister to England. He is credited with .I G .00.ds A young person ueeds- s,lilude t grade when writing, point averages of 3.53 or higher on a  keeping England out of the American Civil War.  i ponder her own individual ,trengths scale of four.  THEEND  _idgetl hhe " '  .Kellie Ri As fuel prices have climbed steadily Radon gas has been at the center air cleaning units o reduce part,cul t" e : _ - egt n n t no t n dun e : upward in recent years, many people have of much of the debate about indoor air matter in the air. These devices come in  /,...     )I" begun sealing air leaks and heavily insu- pollution. It is a radioactive gas contin- a variety of sizes and filtering capacities. ,jCe  fating existing homes to reduce energy uously emitted by most concretes (espe- Remember, they are primarily intended : .__.  r', ,. , i,,, ,. usage, while others have built new super- cially those containing large amountsof to filter particles and smoke in the air, : G, i00ngnsn 00mocKlng tight houses, granite, phosphate or uranium), other not gases and moisture. "I( .,,i-   ]I" While these measures have proved to building materials and surrounding earth Correct sizing of the cooling and heating .it ,,   -  ,. ., I" begreaenergysaversbyvasyreducingandgrundwaerTighhmescansemisparamunthumdiycntm: v.'...!:[  Tale -wood Palnt,ng ** stale - ...  . . air infiltration, they can also prevent accumulate the gas at higher levels than Energy-efficient houses should have much surf i- "if \\;\  II . and polluted indoor air from being conventional homes. At very high levels smaller capacity systems than other houses , 'N.'". O.' .. ,m''--"--j For further ,nformat,on observes cientlYclaudettereplacedReichel,bY afreShhousingair' specialist off lungeXpsure'cancer.radn can increase the risk importantf the samein air siZe.conditioning.This is IfparticularlYthe system - ,O"- . "'-'" -' Contact. Country Marke t " with the Louisiana Cooperative Carbon dioxide exhaled by humans is too large, it will not run enough to "It " P.O Box 995 * Extension Service. and pets is also a pollutant, aswellasa dehumidify the home adequately. -It !1 COII I/ T : Ponchatoula, La. 70454 ****** *********************************** *********************** This in-and-out air flow is measured n air changes per hour (ACH), she says, noting that many health experts are concerned that tightly sealed houses with ry low ACH rates may lead to high levels of air pollutants inside the living areas. Reichel says concern over residential indoor air pollution is relatively new in the U.S. because most older houses are rather leaky. Those structures have ACH rates ranging from a minimum of V to over 2 (or more in the South), which g,nerally disperse any pollutants generated inside the house. However, some of the tighter homes of the 1980s have ACH rates of around .3, and some are as low as . 1 or .2. which can allow indoor pollutants to accumulate in the air. There are numerous sources and types of indoor air pollution, she adds. They include: Gas stoves and furnaces are major emitters of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide, which in high concentrations can cause listlessness, poor coordination, impaired breathing and depression. Formaldehyde can cause teary, itchy eyes. sneezing, coughing and other ail- ments. It is found in one type of foam insulation and in plywood, particle board, carpets and drapes. Houses with gas. oil, coal, wood stoves or furnaces and fireplaces may have a high amount of particulate matter in the air which cause lung and throat ail- ments. If unrented, combustion sources also add a lot of moisture to the air. Paints, cleaners, aerosol sprays, etc.. emit a variety of chemical pollutants inlo the air. Tobacco smoke contains a multitude of different chemical compounds, and some researchers contend that such smoke reaching non-smokers can pose a significant hqalth hazard. variety of bacterial and viral elements in the air. Along with plants, occupants also contribute a great deal of humidity to the air through respiration and daily activities. Excess humidity can cause discomfort, condensation and mildew problems. Reichel says the best way to reduce indoor air pollution and still have an energy-efficient house is to eliminate as many sources of pollution and excess humidity as possible. If paneling, plywood, or particleboard has already been installed, the material can be covered with urethane varnish, shellac or other special coatings to reduce emittance of formaldehyde. Radon gas infiltration can be kept to a minimum by sealing concrete foundations with epoxy paint, special plastic film or other coatings. Besides eliminating the sources of these pollutants, there are other ways to help maintain air quality, Reichel notes. First, use manually operable vents, such as doors or windows, to draw in fresh air and exhaust bad air when using paints, insecticides and other household chemicals. Ventilate the crawl space, as well. in order to reduce the accumulation of radon gas and moisture. She suggests using a regular exhaust fan, especially in the kitchen and in the bathrooms, to mechanically pull unwanted air out of the house. She says the problem with these options is that while they will get rid of stale air and excess humic" ty. they bring the cold winter or hot summer air into the house, which then needs to be heated or cooled. This reduces the energy savings achieved through building an air-tight house. An alternative is to restrict activities that add pollutants and are moisture-producing to m-,es of th day ard ea when  between indoor and outdoor temperatures are the least. Another option, says Reichel, is to use Veterans seekbuddies from their unit The 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team Association is actively seeking former members of the Regiment who served any time during World War il, Korea, Vietnam or the present. Members. of any of the bat- talions and attached units, either when the Regiment was a glider infantry regiment, a parachute infantry regiment, an airborne regimental com- bat team, designated air assault, or its present configuration as an infantry regiment are invited to participate in Association membership and activities. This is the only airborne infantry .regiment whose qualified members are authorized to wear glider wings, parachute wings or helicopter assault wings. The Association publishes a quarterly newsletter called, "The Rakkasan." and holds annual reunions in different parts of the country, if you are not already a member, you will un- doubtedly wish to affiliate with the Association and contact comrades that you haven't seen for perhaps as many as 42 years. For further information, please contact Dr. Donald A. Parks, Director of Recruitment, P.O. Box 1406, Carefree, Arizona 85377, or call Code 602-488-3995. As the 187th ARCT Association grows and expands, the history of the Regiment becomes more important than ever. Your input as a former or present member of the Regiment is in- valuable in sustaining the heritage of the Regiment and the honor of those that made the supreme sacrifice. The Regiment formed in 1942 as a glider in- fantry regiment, later to become a parachute infantry regiment, and fought in World War I1 in the Pacific. As an air- borne regimental combat team, the 187th fought in Korea, and as part of the 101st Airborne Division, elements of the Regiment fought in Vietnam. The Regimentalso participated in the cam- paigns in Santo Domingo and Beirut. Presently two battalions are stationed in Panama. and three battalions are stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as part of the 101st Airborne Division. one of which is presently on rotation duty as part of the Peace Keeping Force in the Sinai Peninsula. In total, five Rakkasan battalions strong. It is interesting to note thai the 187th Rakkasans have been deployed in battle The final option is to use an air-to-air heat exchanger, says Reichel. This is usually not necessary in our climate. excepI perhaps in the very tightest of houses. A heat exchanger is a fan-powered mechanical device which recovers the heat from the warm outgoing air in the winter to raise the temperature of the cool incoming air. They come in a variety of designs and sizes and can raise the ACH rate in an extremely tight house to a safe level. However, air-to-air heat exchangers are not designed to provide air for such combustion appliances as wood stoves or gas furnaces, which should have independent sources of outside air. Air- to-air heat exchangers can range in price from $400 to over $1,600 with installation, depending on the size of the system. They use electrical energy and vary considerably in cost effectiveness and efficiency. Independent tests have revealed some models which did not perform as claimed. Reichel suggests carefully evaluating your particular needs before choosing a system of indoor air quality control. Public service announcement A local center is organizing for abortion alternatives, If interested, attend meeting July 9, 1985 at 7 p.m. in the Citizens National Bank Conference Room, 201 Northwest Railroad Avenue Hammond. For more information, call Ethel Badeau after 6 p.m. at 294-3014 AND/OR Carol Ann Ciesiensky at 3o- 9972. utilizing every vertical means of en- velopment, namely the glider. parachute, helicopter, air landing, air mobile, air assault as well as amphibious landing craft. Therefore. the 187th Air- borne Regiment has entered combat in each mode of airborne warfare and has pioneered the tactics that govern these modes. The 187th is also the highest decorated airborne regiment in U.S. military history boasting five Medals of Honor, and continues to earn and honor the title of Rakkasans. The Association plans many activities in the future and has enjoyed three an- nual reunions and is planning a fourth reunion in Hartford. Connecticut. 10- 14 July 1985. The officers, directors and members of the Association en- courage you to participate with us in our outstanding activities with the purpose towards perpetuating the heritage of the Regiment and encouraging pride in the young new members of the Regiment. Your membership and participation is needed in order to achieve these am- bitions. Be part of this Association of the 187th Rakkasan Regiment in which you proudly served. "MIDSUMMER MIRACLE" A GREAT BLAZER SALE $9900 KHAKI OXFORD MAIZE SEAISr BRITON RED MAUVE , NAVY BONE CAMEL GREY ePERFECT SPORTCOAT FOR THE YOUNG MAN... eVERSITILITY FOR 114 E GENTLEMAN.. eFROM OUR ROYALE BLAZER COLLECTION... 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