The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 9, 1961 · Page 5
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Nason On Education Non-Conforming Child May Be Another Edison By LESLIE J. NASON Professor of Education, USC Can we out-think the Russians in the Cold War? We have always prided ourselves on our "Yankee ingenuity" •nd Yankee inventiveness." Are we in danger of losing those priceless qualities? And if «o, are the schools in part to blame? Do „ * c h o o 1 s en- /f courage conformity and squelch creativeness?^ We ask a group o' children. "What rail' you do with a pile of bricks?" Henry answers, "Build a house." We nod in approval. Tom, however, says, "Throw "em!" Bricks, of course, can be thrown but that is not their main purpose. We mark Tom down as aggressive, a non-conformist. Aggressive he may be, and nonconformist certainly. But is that bad? Tom is thinking, visioning new uses for old materials. This is the way scientists think, the way they use their imaginations. Would it be better, perhaps, if we ask, "In how many ways could you use a pile of bricks?" and wait for the varied answers? Interestingly enough, it would not be the children with the highest I.Q's who came up with the longest list of ways to use the bricks, rather, it would be the youngsters with imagination, and a practical bent to that ima- ination. What is creativeness? One h reminded of the blind men who felt the elephant and quarreled forever after about how he looked. One touched his trunk and said he was like a vacuum cleaner; one touched his side and said he was like a wall; one touched his leg and said he was like a pole; one felt of his tail He's American But Must Have Proof CHICAGO (AP)-For 15 years a German-born salesman, Joseph Schallmoser, has been a registered voter. He is a thrice decorated U.S. veteran of World War n. But last week the Immigration Service told Schallmoser he is not a U.S. citizen Unless he applies for citizenship, the service says, Mr. Schallmosci will be Heir Schallmoser. "I am a citizen. I've been a citizen almost all my life," said the 38-year-o'd salesman who came from Germany with his parents in 1929 when he was 6 years old. "If I sign these papers and send in my five dollars, it's easy enough for me." he said. "But what about the thousands of other guys in the same situation?" i Schallmoser'fi troubles with the i Immigration Service began last | week when he tried to be a witness for a friend being natural| ized. ! Immigration authorities ruled , SchaUmoser'<i voting card, Army discharge, and father's naturaliza- jtion papers were not enough. "You are technically not a citizen," immigration officials told him. "I was more than a little shocked," said Schallmoser. His father was naturalized when Schallmoser was still a minor in the mid-30s. Schallmoser said he always listed his father's naturalization number with a note that it was not his. "No one ever questioned it before," he said. j "If the government recognized that I had been a citizen for 9Ms years in 1943," said Schallmoser, "I don't see how I can not be a citizen now." Irving Freeduian of the Chicago immigration office said Schall- moser must have his own naturalization papers. "Sure he'? an American, but he needs something to prove it," Freedman said. But Schallrnoser says he won't I sign a citizenship application. j "Either you've got all the rights of a citizen or you have nothing," declared Schallmoser. He and his wife, Betty, have three children, the oldest 13, the youngest 2. and said he was like a frayed rope. The elephant is like all of these things, of course, but much more. Not one of the blind men, conscientious and truthful as they were, got the overall picture of the elephant. In the first place, creativeness calls for a flexible mind. It calls for a disciplined mind that can think a problem through. It calls for muscle control, because a creator must work with h i s hands. It calls for imagination and know-how. The creator must have a background for what he creates. We all have heard about the ivory - tower airplane designers who drew excellent designs on paper. They were beautiful designs. The only thing wrong was that the airplanes built from them would not fly. A good airplane designer should know how to fly an airplane. Since the intellect is complex, there are many kinds of creativity, resulting in new ideas in science, music, art, gadgets, and solutions to human problems. Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein were duds in school, but scientific geniuses. They had a superior drive that was not the j product of school. Our best living scientists, who incidentally are products of our schools, say that creativity demands an ability to direct mental processes toward an end. They observee, listen, question, read collect data, compare, analyze. Their creativity is closely related to continued mental effort. Good educators find there are as many ways to help creative students as there are students who need help. The greatcsst help of all is the genuine interest of parents and teachers. Here is a warning: the creative, non-conforming child is likely to be a difficult child to handle. Understand him, love him, exercise as much patience as you can with his apparent "orneriness"— He may turn out to be an Edison, an Einstein or a Leonardo da Vinci. (If you have a question for Dr. Nason, write him in care,, of this paper. While he cannot reply individually, he will cover questions of the most general interest in his columns.) Scott Citian Is Royal Queen KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Scott City, Kan- girl is this year's queen of the American Royal Livestock and Horse Show. She is Carolyn Jane Parkinson, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Parkinson. The queen was chosen at the annual coronation ball Saturday night and will reign at the show, which opens Friday. Farm Families Of Year Named KANSAS CITY (AP)-The Missouri and Kansas farm families of the year were selected Saturday by the. American Royal Livestock and Horse Show. The Missouri farm family consists of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Zellmer of Butler and their four, children, ranging in age from 4 to 11. They run a beef and hog farm. The Kansas family — Mr. and Mrs. William McClintick of Walnut and two children aged 10 and 14, has 630 acres of land under cultivation and 300 acres of pasture. Thurber Still On Critical List NEW YORK (AP) — Humorist James Thurber remained on the critical list at Doctors Hospital today, although he was reported slightly improved. Thurber underwent surgery for removal of a blood clot on the brain last Wednesday after col lapsing in his hotel room. Crashes Car Into 'Cycle, Kills Infant ST. LOUIS (AP)-Police say an infant was killed when a motorist deliberately crashed his car into a motorcycle carrying the baby and his teen-aged parents. The child, Michael Strader, 11 months, was in his mother's arms when they were struck down Saturday night. The mother, Maureen 18, was in serious condition at City Hospital. The father, Barry, 17, escaped serious injury. Police said motorist Ralph Camden hit two parked cars and backed into another as he attempted to leave the scene. A truck driver blocked Camden's car with his truck, police said. Camden, 43, was booked on suspicion of homicide. Strader, who knew Camden, said they were stopped alongside each THE OTTAWA HERALD Monday, October 9, 1981 couldn't escape. He said Camden tiad cursed him earlier Saturday, other at a stop light when Camden started cursing them and shouted You've had it." Strader said he tried to flee but Boat Sinks, Five Drown JUNEAU, Alaska (AP)-A fishing boat sank off Lemesurier Island, 77 miles northwest of hert Sunday, apparently wiping out a family of five from Tacoma, Wash. Fisherman said the 37-foot trol- ler, Partner, may have hit a chunk of floating ice. The bodies of Shirley Moe and her sons, Paul, 6, and David, 7, have been recovered. No trace has been found of Mrs. Moe's husband, Donald, who owned the boat, or their infant daughter, Donna. Home Inspection Call the Ottawa fire department. They will be glad to inspect your home or premises and check for Fii-e Hazards. YOU ... can prevent fire FIGHT FIRE with Double Protection! 1. Check your home to eliminate FIRE HAZARDS 2. Check your Insurance... Be sure you're Adequately covered! For the Adequate Insurance you need see one of the following members of Ottawa's Independent Agents Association. Alexander-Weien Agency Dean Berlin Agency Bundy Agency Lee Casida Agency Hartley Agency Kansas Loan Agency Porter-Spears Agency Todd Agency Al Williams Agency "Imagination Hits the Ceiling" with new concepts in acoustical ceiling tile and correlated floor tile designed by JOHNS - MANVILLE NUZMAN LUMBER 113 E. 1st CH 2-1572 SPECIAL WED. ONLY Ladies' Coats, Skirts and Dresses Shortened Reg. Price SCOTTY TAILORS Mrs. A. M. Scott . . . Over Bob's Clothes Shop Ottawa's Business and Professional Guide OPTOMETRISTS Arvid Berglund, O.D. OPTOMETRIST 316 S. Main CH 2-2796 Olin G. Wollen, O.D. OPTOMETRIST 110 W. 3rd CH 2-4303 A. G. Madison, O.D. OPTOMETRIST 205 S. Main CH 2-4 ".' Rodney McCIay, O.D. OPTOMETRIST Profesal' Bldg. CH 2-3793 CHIROPRACTORS Don L. McKelvey, D.C. CHIROPRACTOR 116 W. 2nd CH 2-4777 J. C. South, D.C. CHIROPRACTOR W E. 15th CH 2-2166 Residence Phone CH 2-3961 PHARMACY Is Our Business Your Prescription Will Receive Our Careful Attention BRISCOE DRUG STORE 847 S. Main CH 2-4133 BEAUTY SHOPS Fredanne Beauty Shop W« specialize In Permanent Waving and Hair Styling Irene Nitcher Shomber May* B. Snyder. owner 111 W. 2nd CH 2-5120 BEAUTYLAND Styling Salon 114 E. 2nd CH 2-4347 OPERATORS: Rose Marie Woods Baxter; Eloise Hughes, Marion Ishang and Wiloma Babcock, owner and operator. Ella's Beauty Salon Complete Beauty Service Permanents — Tints — Manicures — Facials — Styling Mildred Hull — Karen Varner Ella McArdle 131 So. Main CH 2-4198 S. M. Brockway, D.C. CHIROPRACTOR 1408 S. Main CH 2-2386 R. C. Capron, D.C. PHYSIOTHERAPY Ground Floor 113 E. Srd Office Ph. 2-4100 Res. Ph. 2-2270 Veterinary Service Bill Bitts and Son Bob Ferguson Insemination Technician 428 S. Maple CH 2-1758 VETERINARY SUPPLIES HESS. FRANKLIN and Others Mann-Bell Drug Store 501 N. Main CH 2-3924 Children's Orthopedic Foot Correction Propr-Bilt SHOES Recommended by Leading Foot Doctor* All Over the World. Professionally Fitted and Sold Exclusively in Franklin County at RICHARDSON'S SHOE STORE 212 S. Main ELMOR CRAVEN ASSOCIATE First National Bann Bldg. Phone CH 2-1243 General American Life Insurance Co., St. Louis MEDICAL DIRECTORY J. F. Barr, M.D. SURGERY Profess'l Bldg. CH 2-1168 Frank A. Trump, M.D. Internal Medicine and Diagnosis Profess'l Bldg. CH 2-1620 Louis N. Speer, M.D. General Medicine and Surgery Office: 109 W. Fourth Phone CH 2-1257 Res. Phone CH 2-3401 David G. Laury, M.D. General Medicine and Obstetrics Professional Building Office CH 2-1620 Res. CH 2-1227 R. A. Collier, M.D. Surgery — General Medicine CH 2-1182 Res. CH 3-2393 Professional Building Kenning Bros. 434 S. Main CH 2-2641 Sylva Lofgreen, M.D. Victor J. Lofgreen, M.D. Physicians and Surgeons 3rd & Walnut CH 2-2126 R. S. Roberts, M.D. Professional Building Surgery — Medlcin* Office CH 2-4325 Res. CH 2-1594 For Prompt Ambulance Service Call CH 2-1331 Ottawa, Kansas JOE TOWNER'S CHAPEL THE ANTHONY CLINICAL LABORATORY Gladys Anthony Allergies, Bacteriology, Serelogy Hematology, Bio-Cnemistry, Parasltology Room 15, Professional Bldg. Ph. CH 2-5296 Home CH 2-3407 OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN HOMER N. FLORA, D.O. Osteopathic Physician Medicine and Surgery Zellner Building Phone CH 2-3746 DAVH) L. TOUNG, D.O. Physical Medicine Phone CH 2-3844 222 E. 3rd St. PLYING SERVICE Your Want Ad is read by over 25,000 people. SKY SERVICE Jack C. Kille, Mgr. SMILING JACK'S SKY SERVICE Municipal Airport, Charter Trips, Sight Seeing Rides, Flight Instructions CH 2-9775 or CH 2-4230 BUNDY INSURANCE AGENCY ;HtSRY 2-4215 106 OTTAWA, KANSA5 1O6 E SEC

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