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46 years ago: Lakes, Laird and 'shared time' schooling

6:03 PM, Jun. 21, 2013  |  Comments
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Each Monday, we turn to a day in the newspaper's history for a look at what the Editorial Board found worthy of comment. We will preserve the punctuation and capitalization of the original editorial column. Here is what we wrote on Memorial Day, June 24, 1967:

Gleanings From Here and There

Wausau's City Council is not alone in its school financing problems. The Sheboygan Common Council voted unanimously this week in favor of a seven-project, $7.6 million school bond issue. In addition, they initiated action to buy a future school site for $200,000 ...

"Eutrophication." That word was in the news this week in a release from the University of Wisconsin news service. Dr. Jack Bregman, assistant deputy for water pollution control of the Department of Interior told the International Symposium on Eutrophication that "Until now, we have not adequately controlled these causes which speed the eutrophication process (the natural aging of lakes). As a result, changes in our lakes which normally would have taken thousands of years may now be achieved in mere decades." We in this beautiful area of a beautiful state must be concerned about adding excessive nutrients to our lakes and streams because, within a few years, a lake can become a marsh - and then dry land. ...

The competition for new industry continues to grow tougher with each passing month. Wisconsin Rapids has just about completed surveying of its newly created industrial park and public improvement projects are beginning soon. A timetable has been established for installing storm and sanitary sewers. Some road surfacing and curb and gutter is also planned.

A tribute to Rep. Melvin R. Laird, R-Marshfield, was printed in the United Auto Workers Washington Report recently: "Wisconsin's powerful Melvin Laird has many of the finer qualities of the late Sen. Robert Taft. He's a conservative who's willing to be convinced with facts - and Laird as ranking Republican on the House appropriations subcommittee for health, education and welfare, is in a congressional post with plenty of action. Laird and a group of Republican freshmen have worked out a salvaging operation for the Teacher Corps - but it'll go right up to the wire on June 30, when corps authorization expires." ...

"Shared time" programs, in which parochial school students attend certain classes in public schools, are a year away in Marshfield, it was reported at a recent joint meeting of public and private school administrators. Officials of several parochial elementary schools said they were interested in shared time science, industrial arts and home economics programs. The principal of Columbus High School said he was interested in a variety of programs, including languages, shorthand, swimming, etc. It is expected that the shared time concept will grow in use throughout the state and nation.

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