The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 20, 1961 · Page 5
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Nason On Education Mental Filing System Helps A Student Store Knowledge By LESLIE J. NASON Professor of Education, USC It isn't practical to file important correspondence in a bushel basket. It works fine until you need a certain letter in a hurry. Suddenly you appreciate filing systems. Many people use a similar catchall filing system for storing information in their minds. It, loo, seems to be the easiest way until your mind starts handing you blank cards when you urgently NASON need information. Developing a mental filing system isn't so difficult as il sounds. Our m i n d <• have a tenden cy to connec' on'' '-'pa wit' another People who design advertising are aware of this, j They use it in every way they I can. They tie cosmetics, tooth j pastes aiH deodorants to ro- j mance, household cleansers to | leisure, hair tonics and cigarettes j to virility. j Advertising men know that they j can entice you to associate ideas | by using a combination assault | that includes both words and j pictures. They can usually make j you think of a product, even when they can't get you to buy it. For years, memory courses guaranteed to turn you into a mental giant have been on the market. They rarely can do that much of a job, but it is surprising how good they are at what they are designed to do. people, as the advertising men have found, it should be some kind of a picture. The picture might be, in the case of a history course, a map or a time line. The secret lies in having it be your own map or time line. You must draw it on paper then tie the other information to it. This is simpler than it sounds. If the course deals with the New England states, you draw a map. It doesn't have to be a very good map, just recognizable. As you learn details of the history of this area you pinpoint them — and mark them — on your map. Using a time_- liner is simi lar. Just draw a straight line on 1he paper. For the history of New England you might label one end "1620" and the other end As the information is needed, perhaps in a test, it is much easier to recall a mental picture of the map or time-line than to remember the details. Surprisingly, your mind will begin to add the details as they are needed to your mental picture of the time line or map. Some subjects may not lend themselves easily to this kind of picture. It is surprising, however, how many things can be chartered or diagrammed in some way. The harder you must work to find the right picture, the better the results. The very work you do in Hal Boyle No Moss Grows On Luther Hodges LUTHER HODGES NEW YORK (AP) -Probably the government's busiest guided missile today is Luther H. Hodges, a rolling stone upon whom no MOSS grows. At 63, Hodges, secretary of Commerce, is the oldest member of President Kennedy's Cabinet, but he likes to point out he is also the only Cabinet member drives a sports car. who finding the right kind of picture puts you well on the way to successful remembering. (You may address questions "1961." As you learn details, you | to Dr. Nason in care of this . -_.... w v 1 *»1 1" . mark them along the line, taking care to have them in just about the right positions, newspaper. However, he will dis- ctfss in his column only those questions of general interest.) Fear 1962 Will Bring Inflation Bv STERLING F. GREEN , when renewed inflation could halt will probably have not reached full employment but we will have reached about that stage of the business cycle that we reached in 1959 and did not then manage to surpass," Heller said. "The test next year will be whether the surge of recovery will continue toward full employment or whether a revival of creeping inflation will hamper our efforts to use the full potential of the economy in the service of our national goals. "Every person who wants the United States to continue to discharge its world responsibilities, and every person who favors full recovery and a faster rate of economic growth, is tied by the bonds of logic to the cause of price stability." In nine months on his new job Hodges has traveled 60,000 miles, visited most sections of the country, been to Mexico and made two whirlwind trips to Europe. Next week's destination: Tokyo. "I've never worked so hard in my life," he said during a pause here en route from Madrid to Washington. "This New Frontier is ' exciting and moves pretty fast." Hodges, one of nine children of North Carolina tobacco farmer, las always enjoyed going at a 'ast clip. He helped work his way :hrough college selling Bibles, HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP)President Kennedy's chief economist told industry today that 1962 may bring the "critical period" All HDU News PEOR1A PLODDERS - Met with Mrs. Aden Dean. Mrs. Howard Tucker had charge of the such systems have one business meeting. New officers elected were president, Mrs. Bui iishop; vice president, Mrs. ^ewis Wichman; secretary-tresur- er, Mrs. Ray Evans; public re- thing in common: the memorization of an outline, or sort of skeleton, on which you can pin the items you want to remember. In theory, you merely riffle through the list of the remembered (the outline) to get to the unremembered (the tacked - on information). A trick, but a workable one. so long as you don't overdo it. It's file drawer, but most of us need a whole filing cabinet. These systems aren't always practical when it comes to learning the quantities of material necessary to the mastery of a course in history or the details of * new job. The system is wasteful in that you have to memorize a key which usually has little or no value in itself. Memory systems applied to learn ing can, however, be tied to another kind of key which may give I double advantage. The skeleton can become a part of the whole body. This special kind of system can take many forms. For most KEEN TV SERVICE 114 S. Main CH 2-3490 ations, Mrs. Ira Dean. Mrs. Gardner Finch gave the lesson on abrics and their care. Mrs. Ira Dean assisted the hostess in serving refreshments. HARMONY HOMES - Mrs. ^eonard Humphrey presented the esson, selection of new fabrics. Officers elected were: Mrs. Herbert Wolf, president; Mrs. Kenneth Stoffer, vice president; Mrs. Tom Johnson, secretary - treasurer; and Mrs. Clifford Fritts, public relations chairman. Mrs. Everett Burgess will give the lesson, care of new fabrics at the November meeting. Hostesses were Mrs. Otto Schroeder and Mrs. Leonard Humphrey. the advance toward a full-employment economy. Dr. Walter W. Heller, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, appealed for restraint in price and wage decisions. He spoke at the fall meeting of the Business Council, attended by the heads of nearly 100 of the country's biggest corpora- ions. The prospect for price stability in the immediate future is good, Heller said in his address, but the business upsurge could stall next year—as it did two years ago- short of full utilization of men and machines. "By the middle of next year we J GILLETTE < ^ Super Power Bar 4 +Tractor Tires < ^ See Us for < J FAST, EFFICIENT < ^ TIRE SERVICE < ^ on All Tractors! , • Bight Down Town < 4 110 West 4th St. • ' Tire & ' 5 Supply, Inc.' t^/^ made a fortune in business and quit at 52 to enter politics. Soon after taking office, the new Commerce secretary moved .to help businessmen by simplifying the issuance of patents and speeding up U.S. census reports. But Hodges, a strongly built, blue-eyed man with a vast amount of urbane as well as folksy Southern charm, is too restless to stay long behind a desk. He isn't the board chairman type. He is a supersalesman, a missionary with a message. This is his message: "America needs to sell more goods abroad, and it needs more foreign tourists to come over and spend money here. "The average American firm has had such a good market at home it hasn't felt it necessary to sell abroad. But it's time now they got into the export field as an insurance. "As to travel, our people spend $2.1 billion abroad each year. But all the rest of the world spends less than $1 billion on trips to our country." Hodges hugely enjoys his new role as the federal government's first official travel agent. And he has spread his gospel in person before audiences abroad from Finland to Spain. What does he tell them? He tells them: "You've got more money now. We've got deficits, You've got surpluses. "Why not spend some of it seeing America—and invest some of it there, too?" Hodges believes the message is getting across. "Practically everyone abroad has a basic desire to visit America," he said. "We hope to increase the spending of foreign tourists here by $100 million next year." He is opening seven U.S. travel THE OTTAWA HEBALD Friday, October 20, 1961 agencies abroad to spread information on the scenic and economic advantages of the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. "The big obstacle is that many people over there think travel in America is to expensive. I told them in West Germany 'Why it cost me more to come see you, than it would you to come see us.' That's the truth. "Why, in one hotel it cost me 120 marks—about $30—to stay overnight." But Hodges said the amount of future foreign tourist travel here depends largely on AmericaM themselves. "It isn't enough simply to get them over here," he said. "We have to make them feel so welcome they'll want to come again. 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Centropolis 6 r A New World of Worth from Chevrolet "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 News from Norelco ... To take the pinch and pull out of shaving ROTARY BLADE SPEEDSHA VER Rotary Blades stroke off whiskers in one continuous comfortable sweep as no back-and-forth shaver ever can. NEW MODELS...NEW DESIGNS...NEW SHAVING COMFORT New Impala Sport Sedan—fresh-shaped elegance with Body by Fisher craftsmanship Jaunty new beauty uith a road-gentling ride! JET-SMOOTH '62 CHI Mew Norelco 'floating-head' Speedshaver ••twin heads swivel to hug the face. Self- sharpening rotary blades. Motor adjusts j automatically to beard. 110 or 220 volts, adaptable to world-wide use, (AC/DC). case, New Norelco 'flip-top' Speedshaver*— largest selling shaver in the world. Rotary blades stroke off whiskers without old- fashioned back-and-forth irritation. 'Flip- top' makes it a cinch to clean. 110 volts only. (AC/DC). Deluxe travel case. In came the new '62 Chevrolet—and out went the days when you had to plunk down a big bundle to ride around feeling like a king. Ixiok at that fresh styling—clean, graceful, tasteful, isn't it? Imagine opening one of those big solid doors, slipping in, sinking down into those sofa-wide seats and taking in the rich new decor. Now, you switch on your engine—a fuel-shy 135-hp. Six or a hustling 170-hp. V8 (both are standard)-or your choice of new V8 vigor up to an optional-at-extra-cost 409-hp. whirlwind—and go, man, go. Sturdy, stylish and a stickler on savings! THE NEW CHEW H How ruggedly simple and dependable can a car get? Here's the answer in a sprightly new line of new-size cars—nine models including sedans, station wagons and the soon-to-be-available hardtop and convertible. • They're packed with all the dependability you know you can count on from Chevrolet. And they sport many a neat engineering feat. For instance, sturdy easy-riding Mono-Plate rear springs that eliminate the rubbing and squeaking of multi-leaf springs. Front fenders that bolt on for easy, economical replacement. A low-weight, high-strength body. A fuel nursing 90-hp. 4-cylinder engine or a sassier 120-hp. 6 (you have a choice in most models). • If you're ready to do some plain and fancy saving, just have your Chevrolet dealer talk Chevy II to you. Isn't that Jet-smooth ride something, though? At each wheel a big steely coil spring turning the road into cream and over 700 sound and vibration insulators turning the car into one big quiet zone. Ahead of you are front fenders with steel underskirts that give extra protection against rust, slush and stones. Behind you there's that goods-gobbling deep-well trunk that loads at bumper level. Really, about the only thing the new Jet-smooth '62 Chevrolet leaves to be desired is—a prompt powwow with your Chevrolet dealer. New Chevy 11 300 2-Door Sedan—new roomer with lots of room See the '62 Chevrolet, the new Chevy II and W Corvair at vwr Iwlartlumed Chevrolet dealer's HEW Norelco Sportsman—Packs its own power. Operates on two flashlight batteries tucked away in attractive case. Includes mirror and quick-recoil cord. Morttco shavers are priced to fit every purse! See them demonstrated on TV! NORTH AMERICAN PHILIPS COMPANY. Inc., 100 E. 42nd St., N.Y. 17. N.Y. Norelco •» PtoUSJavt • Canada and throughout the rest of tiw free world. MOORE CHEVROLET-OLDS, INC 412-418 South Main St. Ottawa CH 2-3640

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