The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 23, 1961 · Page 5
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 5

Ottawa, Kansas
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Monday, October 23, 1961
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Ceiling ~ Collapse Kills One NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) The ceiling of a neighborhood movie house collapsed Sunday night, plunging the fantasy world inside into a real-life nightmare. One woman was crushed to death under the tons of rubble. Officials said 50 or more persons, including many children, were hurt, apparently none critically. "I screamed and screamed and jumped under the seat and screamed some more as all this stuff fell on top of the seat," said Ida Montclarc, 13. She escaped unhurt but her cousin, Michael Lenz, 7, was injured. Bruised and stunned as he was led to an ambulance, Michael said over and over: "I ran and I crawled." »An audience estimated at i>5 to 100 was in the one-story Nola Theater—about 5 miles east of down- I own New Orleans—watching (he thriller "Homicidal." Fire Chief Howard Dey said the projectionist told him there was a sudden crackling noise. A few seconds later, a two-foot layer of plaster and steel mesh fell from the 35-foot ceiling. It dropped in one massive piece like a planket, covering (In? entire 400-seat theater except for the last four rows. Heavy palls of dust clogged the air as crawling rescue workers cut n hole near the center of the rubble to pull out the body of Mrs. Bertrand Odinet. 64. Juvenile Court Record Not So Confidential After All By BILL SCHUL According to provisions set forth in our statutes and the philosophical concept of the juvenile court, the action of the court will be non-punitive, that no child will he deemed a criminal nor that any civil disabilities will be imposed. It is further promised that records will be confidential, except as the court may allow to persons having an interest in the child or the work of the court. Yet, despite these promises, police records of juvenile arrests are still found on the same "blotters" as those of adults without confidential treatment. Fingerprinting and, to a lesser extent, photographing of children arrested by police, still occur. Perhaps these practices wouldn't be of great importance if only a small percentage of the juveniles were first dealt with by police officers, but these criminal-like procedures take on significance when one remembers that about 70 per cent of the juvenile court referrals are made by police officers. Despite the promise of keeping juvenile court records as confidential, the exceptions made in cases of persons, departments and agencies claiming a legitimate need to inspect these records are so numerous that the procedure seems to be the rule rather than the exception. As a single example, the Armed Services generally are given the right to inquire into delinquency adjudications in cases of persons being investigated for security reasons and quite often the more sought-after branches erect stringent barriers to persons having juvenile court records. And. considering the punitive purposes which usually predominate in the sentencing of adult criminals, it is a matter for concern that a recent report on adult pre - sentence investigation practices in the federal probation system indicates that the i staff of 92 of the 97 reporting offices have access to juvenile court records for use in drafting pre-sentence reports. It also was revealed that in many of these districts' pre-sentence reports are made available to "interested parties", that in some instances the reports are read in open court and oftentimes filed with (he clerk of the court, thus becoming available to public inspection the same as other criminal records. It would seem, then, that too often the aim of achieving court adjudication and treatment without clouding the child's future with notoriety is not accomplished. However, this is not to say that THE OTTAWA HERALD Monday, October 23. 1EG1 this chain of unfortunate consequences necessarily intend a deliberate repudiation of the slate's promises to the child. Rather, it appears that in most i cases the request for information i on delinquency records are en- I tircly legitimate from the view i that such inspection can be of j important assistance to the ageu- ; cy in the performance of its duties. Yet however valid the reasons are for disclosure of these records, in the resulting competition the interests of the child must too often give way to the needs of the various agencies and departments. Crushed Stone Govt. Lime Spread Washed Kaw Sand FOGLE QUARRY CH 2-4864 — CH 2-1782 One Killed In Blazing Italian Ship ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada TAP) —Fire burned out an Italian liner within sight of this British West Indies port today after all but one of the 750 persons aboard escaped. All hope was abandoned fur salvaging the 17,321-ton Bianca C., which burst into flames Sunday night shortly after anchoring about a mile off shore. Maritime officials were investigating reports of an explosion before the fire. The rescue was carried nut smoothly in calm Caribbean seas. Chief engineer Rodizza Napale was killed and eight crewmen injured, but there were no reports of casualties among the 400 passengers. The Bianca C. was on a regular run from Naples to La Guaira, Venezuela, with calls at ports in the West Indies. Most of the passengers were reported to be immigrants to South America. "DREAM DATE"—Harvard senior Jim Ullyot puts-puts away on motor scooter with his "dream date", Gunilia Knutsen, Miss Sweden of 1961. Shortly afterwards, Jim was stopped for driving scooter with one plate on front missing. Commenting on (his and other complications of date, Jim said: "She'll never come back to the Ivy League again." Gunilia said: "Dates here are very casual." Nason On Education Merit Salary Hike Rewards Teacher Movie Mogul c^ Dead At 83 HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Joseph M. Schenck, who made $4.50 a week as an immigrant boy in New York and a fortune as lord of a celluloid empire in Hollywood, is dead at 83. Schenck helped develop such diverse talents as Fatty Arbuckle and Marilyn Monroe and had a hand in founding four major entertainment enterprises during his long career. He was generally an off-stage figure, but scandal once brought him prominence—and a brief prison term. He was convicted in 1941 of two counts of income tax evasion and sentenced to a three-year prison term. The sentence was suspended in 1942 after he served four months and five days at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danburv, Conn. By LESLIE J. NASON Professor of Education, USC How do you reward excellence in teaching? I Pay the teacher more money, i of course! Give him a merit! If the problem were only this simple, justice could be served and we would be a step ahead in improving education. But most teachers ar^ tied to a system that h a : only t h r e routes to high er earnings, re gardless of ex cellence: They can get longevity pay I through years of service. They can obtain graduate degrees, which automatically bring a salary boost in most systems. They can move into administrative jobs which offer higher sal- ! aries. I Now, years of experience and higher educational degrees may improve teaching quality, but rarely do they turn a dull teacher into an inspired one. Administrative positions are necessary and important, but administrators do not teach our children, not directly, anyway. Sometimes, outstanding teachers may NASON New Treatment For Black Eye »• NEWNAN, Gu. (AP)-The raw beefsteak traditionally used for do-it-yourself treatment of a black eye may now be discarded—or even eaten. A Newnan doctor claims tablets of an enzyme have been found to help reduce the swelling in one or two days instead of the much longer period required by natural healing. Dr. Ben H. Jenkins reported in the current issue of Clinical Medicine that the enzyme used was chymotrypsin, naturally present in the body to digest proteins, and now available in tablet form. nut even become very good ad-' I ministrators, so we lose both! ! ways. ! ! This archaic system isn't help! ing the teacher shortage a bit. | Many outstanding college stu- j dents compare the possible re- i I wards with other professions and j ! deckle against teaching. Many— I too many—of our best teachers | are turning to administrative jobs in order to increase their salaries. Perhaps the merit salary raise is the answer. We pick out our best teachers and give them more money in proportion to the j , quality of their work. Sounds simple? It isn't. i Hundreds of different e h e c k, sheets have been designed by va i rious school systems for this very ' purpose. Too often, the rating boils down to the opinion of one supervisor or principal. ' Deciding merit pay in this way j leads to too much dependence upon personal prejudice and favoritism. In theory it's fine, in practice it becomes troublesome. The difficulties involved in choosing the best become too complicated Difficult or not, something should be done to reward and inspire good teaching. We need to make a start, at least, and work toward a better solution. Of course, starts have been made in the right direction. In some schools using teaching Increase Pay At Oak Ridge OAK RIDGE, Term. (AP) Agreement has been reached on a new contract providing an 8- cent hourly wage increase for about 4,500 workers in two major atomic installations here. The settlement between the Union Carbide Nuclear Co.. and the Atomic Trades and Labor Council was announced Sunday night following weeks of negotiations during which President Kennedy personally intervened to prevent a strike. The three-year contract, subject | to ratification by the union membership, is retroactive to Oct. 15 when the old contract expired. The wage hike boosts the pay scale at the top-secret Y12 plant and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to $2.75 for laborers and $3.34 for skilled technicians. Have trie OTTAWA HERALD SENT TO YOU! See Political Race In Ohio WASHINGTON (AP)-A decision by Democratic Gov. Michael V. DiSalle not to seek reelection has put Ohio high on the list of battleground states in next year's 36 governor races. The general assumption of politicians at national headquarters of the two parties here is that DiSalle looked the ground over and decided it wasn't worth the effort to run again in a state that President Kennedy lost last year by collecting only 46.7 per cent of the vote. Whether Kennedy will give Di- Salle a place in his administration remains to be seen. , for example, an outstanding teacher is chosen to lead and coordinate the work of the team of teachers. His role of leader justifies his increase in salary. Still others are using a "master-teacher" plan in which teachers of proven ability are chosen to help and advise new teachers or teachers who have special problems. There are many ways in which we can start building in opportunities for the demonstration of excellence which could be tied in with merit raises: Closed-circuit television for lectures and demonstrations by outstanding teachers. Grouping several classes in an auditorium where one teacher lectures or demonstrates, then students return to their classes where follow-up work is done. All these and other plans can and should be tied to the merit system as a means of realistic application. Whatever the ultimate solution may be, if we want to attract and hold the best teachers in our classrooms, we must find ways of offering them rewards comparable to those they could expect to find in other fields. (You may write Dr. Nason in care of this newspaper and he will discuss only questions of general interest in his column.) HARD OF HEARING? If you have a hearing problem you are cordially invited to attend the Special Hearing Aid Clinic sponsored by Beltone Hearing Aid Company on Wednesday, October 25th North American HOTEL — NOON TO 6 P.M. Don't Miss This! Have your hearing tested without obligation. With the new streamlined fteltone hearing aid glasses, or tiny ear level lid, you may be able to eliminate the STRAIN or EMBARRASSMENT caused by hearing loss. Hear better in groups, church or distance. Make it easier for your family and friends to •onverse with you. Mark your calendar now to sttend. NO OBLIGATION. Users of other makes of aids also cordially invited. Pressed for time? Don't waste precious minutes running to the bank! Bank by mail at MEMBER F.O.I.C. Meet Your Friends at "The Friendly Bank" ! ,t T' . - v *> 1 US HELP OU MAKE NICE % * 4 Ranger Blast Again Delayed CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) --An attempt to launch a Ranger i II satellite on a million-mile round trip journey into space was postponed a third time today because of technical difficulties. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the delay at 3:20 a.m. as the! countdown on the 102-foot Atlas- Agena booster rocket stood at 47 jninutes before launch. Kxacl cause of the trouble was not disclosed. 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