The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 25, 1979, Image 11

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THE BATTALION Page 11 THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1979 '•fork and Mindy and Mindy. ^ ^ ^ Flim-flammed by amy persists in ‘establishment a drowned fish? > International — What planetj H United Press International is farthest from SALT LAKE CITY — They are uto, you’re wrt* iota couple. They are a triple. 0 years, Plutoi He and she and she practice planet of the siliolygamy. The handsome husband g. to the Aim Ld his two attractive wives sit in Planetarium,j their living room and talk about it. jptune, usualj, The young professional man m the sun, will mngs his glass of sangria out of the sun than Plulo, each of the prowling arms of one of t 57 seconds j heir five children and laughs, iday. At thatiJ "Polygamy is better than to switched pbtjnonotony,” he said. Pluto willbedj Wife Number One and Wife Neptune, Dim Number Two smile. They share a eptune will be laugh about his being a male chauvinist pig. “Let’s call it patriarchal,” the hus- artrand III,ilj mmI sa kl_ “That’s it. Patriarchal.” Ijpife Number One grins. “Pa- Iriarchall He can’t even grow a tarium, said ft tical orbit, mused Chartri jeard ’ we rnayhavefoi ^Jife Number Two sets down her t planet, andft foetsoft drink with her left hand. She ver its statusasi :ee p S a six-month-old son cradled in ler right arm. “And he can’t — or won’t — Bge a diaper,” said Wife Number [wo. “Maybe that’s patriarchal.” Hie triple laughs and relax and olar system, liseovered in •avitational puli inner planet. I •ities in theorli nation ofth hie United Wj ation gap, d ■ontend, hi always Havel in panics and I least 75 perce If anything; ave to go up, 1 the discover) e ttle on the sofa and overstuffed ell Observatoij hairs by the living room fireplace, ns have founj [hey are sort of Mork & Mindy & it bigger than! lindy. earch contiam Butthis is Salt Lake City, capital of [he Church of Jesus Christ of ir-day Saints and polygamy is keleton in the Mormon com ity closet. The thought makes helmiles fade. The husband, a tall man with the auscles of the granite men on iployee camps nonuments in the squares of the prairie and mountain pioneer states, runs five fingers through the blond hair of Wife Number One’s second son. “It’s dangerous to be a polygamist in a Mormon world. It’s like being a Jew in Nazi Germany,” he said. Through a parlor window, across snow and down a hill, shines the golden-lit spires of the Mormon Temple. The threesome call it “the big church over there.” Across Main Street from the Tem ple, on the 25th floor of the Mor mons’ office building, sits Jerry P. Cahill, the church’s director of press relations. For a questioner, he speaks the Mormon view: “Any member of the Church who advo cates or practices polygamy is sub ject to excommunication.” A century ago Mormons practiced polygamy. Brigham Young, the Salt Lake City founder, had 27 wives. Federal laws and federal troops helped undo the practice; the church announced God had told the faithful that polygamy belongs only in the next world. That settled. Mormons prospered monogamously. Few other cities can boast Salt Lake City’s richness, its clean streets, its order, its low crime rate. Perhaps nowhere else does Es tablishment America so shine, a place where doors are held open for women, a downtown where stran gers say hello and probably mean it. But polygamy did not die. In Utah, on the Arizona border, up in Washington, out in the rural reaches of the church, men amassed wives. Polygamy was not the only cause of the religious war among Joseph Smith’s followers. Mormons refer to the dissidents as the fundamentalists. It is fundamen talists who cherish polygamy. The fundamentalists hold the church has departed from the good “old ways.” For example, the fundamentalists do not believe the president of the Mormon Church is a living prophet. The Mormons and the fundamen- tchool day-care centers efficient or dehumanizing? k Cary of Inti— achines Corpi I company puH M, after United Wayl I million over “dccl in increi jfitse 3.8 million in ;t year IBM officers lours of their effort. Manaffi Who s to look after the infants and reschool children of working rs? Who s to see that “latch-key kids,” [oung school-age offspring of Ing mothers, don’t harm them- Jves or others when left on their ^refore school opens and after closes? lopular-but-debated answer: chools with vacant space into re centers. ponents of school-run day care that facilities are in place, ^t ltar y classrooms are emptying 2 i division 5 to fewer births, and there is a irk for a I) 1 luiplus of teachers, m was .pratfjM s distributer!! But critics say such a plan better jerves the needs of unemployed lared to makesBers than children and that day 1 Way cair Ve |s different from schooling, the kind ofpeorFlrthcU argue those opposing the public school control of day ill institutionalize — in the sense of the word — the care of children. Sere’s been more heat than light she absolutelil the controversy to date, according n jafnes A. Levine, Ford Founda- ollow thn not just "lei *tter. ime, Cary is no one was d tion consultant on child care and so cial policy. Levine, also Research Associate at the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, has just com pleted a report, “Day Care and the Public Schools” (Education De velopment Center, Newton, Mass.). Levine comes out against “pre sumed prime sponsorship” of day care by public schools. He argues decisions about control should be made at the local level. However, he suggests a “largely neglected” possibility: public- private sponsorship in which parent or community groups use public school facilities to operate day care programs. In the report, Levine reports on five communities in which schools involved day care in different ways. Included are Oakland, Calif.; Brook line, Mass.; Atlanta, Ga.; Austin; and Anderson 5 and Pickens County, S.C. Capsules of his report: —Oakland children’s centers, preschool and after-school care: The oldest and one of the largest. Oper ated by school district. Serves 2,200, infancy to 14. Uses 20 facilities adja cent to elementary schools and four on community college campuses. In 1974 the Oakland Unified School District agreed to give its certified Children’s Centers teachers the same salary and the same 180-day work year as other public school teachers. There is parental involvement. Fees are keyed to income. Small in comes mean little or no fees; bigger incomes, bigger fees. —Austin Infant and Toddler Care, part of Education for Parenthood Pilot Project: In this partnership, the Austin Independent School District teams with Child Inc., Austin’s largest private non-profit day care agency, to offer day care to some 80 infants and toddlers. Four high school-based Infant and Family De velopment Centers care for the chil dren while their teen-aged parents attend school. The centers also serve as laboratories for an Education for Parenthood Project available to all high school students. talists argue doctrine; polygamy is but the best known, the noisy battleground. In his carpeted office, Cahill said he has heard “the figure of 30,000 floated around” as to the number of men, women and children in polygamist families in Utah. “I think it’s considerably less than that.” He ruffles through some papers. “My guess, well, my figures put it at somewhere between 6,000 and 8,000,” Cahill said. He lists Utah as having 840,000 persons, 72 percent of the population, in the Mormon Church. Behind him, through a window with a grander view than most old masters, snows sprinkle on Ensign Peak, on the State capitol the thrifty Mormon state built With money from a judgment against the estate of Av- erell Harriman’s railroad baron father. Down there, in the fore ground haze, is the home of the polygamist triple. the VARSITY 846-7401 20% off all permanents with this coupon. Valid thru January. PROFESSIONAL PERSONALIZED HAIR CARE FOR MEN & WOMEN 301 PATRICIA NORTHGATE United Press International NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The Miami Herald caught the crew of a charter fishing boat creating a fish story for an innocent Dallas couple. It all began on a charter fishing boat Monday that had been staked out by reporters from the newspaper who had heard of shenanigans by the crew. Charles Crowe, a Dallas contractor, and his wife, Katie, were in town for the Super Bowl and then took a sailfish expedition in the Atlantic. Mrs. Crowe hooked one — her first billfish ever — and reeled feverishly for 20 minutes. The fish didn’t have a fighting chance, though. It was already dead. The three Herald observers on a boat nearby had watched through binoculars as mate Stan Saffan walked to the bow —r out of sight of the passengers — and lowered a previously caught sailfish into the water. Later, confronted by the Herald reporters, charter Capt. Jack Wig gins would neither confirm nor deny that he had tricked the couple. He did admit he had staged the deadfish trick “a couple of times over the years. It makes a customer happy. 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