The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 6, 1961 · Page 6
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i THE OTTAWA HERALD Friday, October 6, 1961 Nason On Education 12-Month School May Be Answer By LESLIE J. NASON Professor of Education DSC Twelve months of school? It's the taxpayers' dream. Gel year-around mileage out of the schools we have, they urge, instead of building more. And it might work. It is altogether possible that, our great need is not more classrooms, but better, more intelli- pent use of the classrooms have. After all. why should school buildings which cost m a n ^ thousands, often millions, o' dollars lie fal low t h r e r months out o the vear? we Then, refreshed by this work experience and perhaps the thrill of having earned money of their own, they come back to school with stronger goals and are bet ter students. Some colleges including Loma Linda (Calif.) Medical College and Antioch College in Ohio have used the system for years. Former Debaters May Have New Issue For Argument Ditto, teachers It costs $30,000 to produce a teacher, counting the cost of education, kindergarten through teacher's college. Should such talents be wasted three months of the year, when we need to speed up education in this time of crisis? How about your own children? Would they profit from a 12- month school program? Perhaps study and work should be alternated on a year-around plan for them. These questions are in the limelight as we plan ahead to educate our youth. We all want the "best" for our sons and daughters but sometimes we forget to add two important words: "for them." High school education now is geared to prepare students for college. Is college the best for all of these students? Of course not. Maybe a combination of school and work experience in which a portion of the school attends class while the rest gain practical experience in jobs would keep our classrooms in use the year around and best serve our youth Too often youngsters bored with school just sit and tune out the teacher. Don't think they don't. We teachers know they do. They would be better off working profitably with their hands and heads. And other students in the class would profit by their absence. Santa Barbara County in California has been a forerunner in this study-work program. Youngsters attend school for a few months, then go out to work in a variety of jobs: typists, store clerks, stock boys, mechanics. Schools and community cooper ate. Students are helped in making their choice of life work. MANHATTAN (AP) - Several members of a Manhattan High school debate team of the early 1920s—some of whom have risen high in political, business and educational circles—will hold a reunion in Manhattan this week. The reunion will be capped by attendance at the Kansas State- Nebraska football game. The game could provoke an 'ntra-squad debate over which the debate team's old coach might have to preside as referee. The reason: Two of the alumni of the teams are Gov. Frank B. Morrison of Nebraska and Rushton Cortelyou, director of the Industrial Bank of Omaha, while some of the others now are af- filated with Kansas State University. Cast in an "in-between" role at the reunion will be Fred A. Seaton, former secretary of the Interior. Although he was reared in Manhattan and attended Kansas State, Seaton now lives in Hastings, Neb., where he is pubb'sher of one of the Seaton newspapers. The man who coached the team back in the 1920s is Dr. C. W. Howard, now vice president of Lewis and Clark College at Portland, Ore. He and his wife are returning for the reunion. Events planned for the retur- ing debaters include a public reception Friday. Gov. Morrison also will address a civic club luncheon and a high school as sembly. Others planning to attend the reunion include Dr. Forest Whan, director of the Kansas State summer school; Mrs. Eula may Kelley, an official of the research staff in the Department ol Agriculture at K-State; and C. Harold Hughes, Manhattan lawyer and former assistant attorney general of Kansas. Our high school system, with its emphasis on subject matter, was devised at the turn of the century when students fortunate enough to get into high school con- 'idently expected to go on to col- ege. Not any more. Many of our high school students will not get to college. They are financially, physical- y or perhaps mentally or emotionally not college material. Let's give them all the help we can in making a good life for themselves. Let's devise something better for them than stuffing classroom-type education down their throats — or into their ears. Year-round use of schools is a community challenge. Communities differ, by climate, location, interests, opportunities. Parents, PTA's youth groups well may consider the problem. Shall it be: Three "semesters" per year? Four terms a year? Or, a complete revision, with some short and some long •terms? You may send questions to Dr. Nason in care of this newspaper, though he will be able to discuss in his column only those of general interest. Good Acting In New Crime Show By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP TV-Radio Writer NEW YORK (AP) - A threesome of new programs had their premiere perfcnr.iinces on the CBS network Thursday night, a circus series with c WcsUrn background, a comedy-adventure series and a crimc-nt'vcnture series. Most interesting was ''The Investigators," the crime-adventure series. It is built around the exploits of a team of private detec- but the story line Is getting « little thin at the elbows. The "team" is that popular TV assortment: James Franciscus, the handsome lomantic one; and James Philbrook, the wise older one, and Mary Murphy, the pretty one. "Frontier Circus" started with a man whipping another man and wound up with a sadistic animal trainer pushing his wife into a tives specializing fraud. The opening in insurance show con cerned a murder-for-profit ring operating out of a dance studio. It was well acted, well produced Thurber Rests Comfortably NEW YORK (AP) - Humorist James Thurber rested comfortably Thursday night at Doctors Hospital after undergoing surgery for removal of a blood clot on his brain. Although Thurber had a steady pulse and normal blood pressure, the hospital continued to lisi his condition as critical cage with an angry Hon. Actually, the Western background isn't important—although it will probably provide opportunities for extra violence when they run out of circus themes. Regulars are Chill Wills and John Derek, but the plot will be built around the guest stars. • In the new "Bob Cummings Show" Bob is a trouble-shooter. If you liked the other series, you'll probably think this one is a scream, too. CHRISTIAN BROS. Linoleum -• Tile Ceramic — Formica Floor Sanding 317 Hickory CH 2-2285 introducing "JOE QUARTERBACK (The All American Saver) The TRIMETTE SPORTABOUT New Vista TV Series 192-A-06-M 19" tube (overall diag.), 172 sq. in. picture LOWEST PRICED FULL PICTURE RCA VICTOR 19" SPORTABOUT • Full-Picture 19" Tube (overall diag.) • Super-Powerful "New Vista" Tuner • 18,000 volt chassis (design average) .•>*,» "Golden Throat" sound • Decorator colors, compact design 199 95 No Trade Required CRITES Appliance Center 419 S. Main CH 2-3700 WHITE ELEPHANT AUCTION Wednesday. Oct. llth Commencing at I P.M. N.W. Cor. of 2nd and Cedar (Opposite Royal-T Lanes) Sponsored by GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH of Ottawa Harold Stewart Auctioneer Not responsible in case of accidents George Marlene Linda Kay Linda Lister Colwell Stoneking Coleman Siders Ottawa University's Cheerleaders Meet "JOE QUARTERBACK" With George Lister, Presidient of Peoples National Bank, as his sponsor, "Joe Quarterback" is making his entry into hearts of all the football fans of Ottawa. "Joe" is a 10" high hand painted savings bank that will also serve as your lucky mascot. Back your school team and at the same time plan your own financial future now. "Joe" is for sale at Peoples National in your favorite school color for only $2.00. Vicki James •i ii JOE QUARTERBACK Available in Both Ottawa High -- Red and White Ottawa U-Black and Gold He Can Be Yours for Only Peoples NattroiaJ O? / -f Jfi S-T MEMBER F.D.I.C. ^/JattK Of OJe&tVO, 3% Interest Paid on Savings Red and White Black and Gold 10" High - Makes a Wonderful Sift for Students

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