The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 27, 1961 · Page 8
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 8

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8 THE OTTAWA HERALD Friday, October 27, 1961 Calls It Idolatry To Assume God Always On West Side WASHINGTON (AP)-A prominent Protestant said today that while "we are opposed to communism as a faith and as an ideology and as .a political system," it is a "covert idolatry" to assume that God is always on the West's side in the cold war. The Rev. John C. Bennett, dean of I he faculty of the Union Theological Seminary, New York City, made his comments in a speech for the 34th annual conference of the Catholic Association for International Peace. United States is a status quo nation, fearful of radical change and influenced by a large body of opinion that is still committed to an uncritical capitalistic ideology is one of the j^Tcatest obstacles to the success of the Free World in upholding its own against com-' munism. "The utterly self-defeating character of the intransigeant forms of conservative anticommunism in this country is amazing to contemplate." In stating that it should not be Speaking of possible success j assumed that God is always on against communism, the semin- the West's side. Dr. Bennett said: ary dean said: "The fact that the i "It is our temptation to assume Sunday School Lesson Most In Common By ROY L. SMITH The Uniform Sunday School lesson for Oct. 29:' "THE CHURCH AND CHRISTIAN GROWTH," 1 Corinthians 12:1-30. There is a widespread disposition today to speak disparagingly of dcnominationalism, as though there were something unChristian about the matter of working with the people with whom you seem to have the most in common. And it is Irue, of course, that Chris tians have, in all too many cases, allow ed themsel i'es to be sep arated from their fellow be I i e v e r s by trifles. The fact SMITH that the census indicates that there are more than 300 denominations in American Christendom is pointed to as an evidence that Christianity is hopelessly divided. However much we may regret rampant denominationalism, the fact remains that at least 85 per cent of the professing Protestant Christians of the United States are to be found in one or the other of about six great major d?# visions of the Church. One of the major reasons for the denominational differences lies in the fact that human beings, themselves, are different, and the Church is composed of beings who are very human. There are those, for example, who sit unmoved through a liturgical service, no matter how stately the ritual may be, or how ancient and approved the litany. And there are those others whose very souls are offended by the extemporaneous quality which is conspicuous in a service that is at the other end of the spectrum. To require the two kinds of people to worship in the same service and according to the same pattern would not be in the best interests of true spirituality. Then there are those who believe that one doctrine is of such importance that it takes precedence over all others, and there are others who subscribe to another doctrine as being of greater import. The cause of righteousness is, obviously, best served by allowing those who believe alike to worship together. bat, because our opponents are atheists, God must be on our side, and to overlook the extent :o which communism itself is a judgment upon the sins and failures of the middle class world; upon the Christian world. "The very atheism of communism is a judgment upon the churches which for so long were unconcerned about the victims of the industrial revolution and early capitalism and which have usually been ornaments of the status quo, no matter how unjust it has been." Dr. Bennett added: "The temp tation to turn the cold war into a holy crusade is ever with u? and in so far as we yield to i 1 we make impossible the tolerable and humaneness which must ye come into international relations if there is to be a future for man kind." PHILLIP PATTERSON ROBERT PATTERSON TWIN EAGLE SCOUTS - Twin brothers, Philip and Robert Patterson, 14-year-old sons of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Patterson, Overland Park, formerly of Ottawa, will both receive the top rank in the Boy Scouts at an Eagle Court of Honor to be held by Explorer Post No. 2393 at St. Mark's Methodist Church, Mission, Nov. 5, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Neal Hiatt is the minister. The boys are grandsons of Mrs. Velda Gerth( Ottawa. They were on the staff at Camp Naish during the summer. (Dellcr Photo) Nason On Education Incompetence Hard To Spot In Teacher teaching When any church in any town is compelled to surrender its wit ness, all the churches suffer in some degree. Just at this juncture in world affairs, it is becoming increasingly evident that the churches founded in the foreign lands by the missionaries are rendering an enormous service to the churches that sent the missionaries out to the fields. As the stories come back from the Congo, it becomes increasingly interesting to notice how the mission churches, schools, workers, and teachers have been worth their weight in gold to the orderly governments that have been endeavoring to control the disorderly elements. Some of the most sobering influences in the lands that have fallen into chaos, have been the individuals and groups who have been trained in orderliness by the Christian forces. The Christian missionary institutions have demonstrated their worth again and again. No one can possibly estimate what the circumstances of the world might be at this moment if it had not been for the Christian missionary movement of the last 50 years. Nor can anyone guess what allies we might have had in the underdeveloped world if we had sent three times as many missionaries as we did, 25 years ago. The Christian democracies were never as badly in need of Christian allies around the world, as they are today. We are just beginning to learn that we cannot survive if we undertake to live unto and by ourselves. Don't Know Enough About Red China, Says Bowles KANSAS CITY (AP) - Americans don't know enough about Red China, Chester Bowles, undersecretary of slate, told a four- state group Thursday at a briefing conference. "There's more to the Chinese problem than communism," Bowles said. "We're not studying enough. We are not familiar enough with the situation." Bowles headed a delegation of State Department officials who discussed world affairs with 1,400 Typhoon Causes Ship To Sink KOBE, Japan (AP)The 6,888- ton Japanese freighter Fukuyama Maru sank today in heavy seas churned up by Typhoon Billie 220 miles northeast of Saipan. The American freighter Dolly Turman out of New Orleans took off her crew of 47 and trans- which headed for Guam. Admiral Wants Nuclear Tests HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) — Rear Adm. John E. Clark, Pacific Missile Range commander, told a news conference at Pearl Harbor Thursday the United States should resume testing both of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere and of missiles with nuclear warheads in the Pacific. "We ultimately must test our atomic weapons system in its entirety and this means actual firing," Clark said. There is a crying need in the average community for a certain polite understanding of one an other, in religious matters. The cause of Christ is in need of a representation that is dignified, and it also needs a witness that is characterized by spontaneity. The liturgists and the Holy Rollers both have a function to perform, and there is no reason why they should not respect one another while they are rendering the service they are capable of performing. Just as each organ of the body depends, in some measure, upon every other organ, so each denomination to some degree depends upon every other. Wasn't Cider MALVERN. Pa (AP) - Seven children became ill Thursday after drinking floor de-waxer mistakenly served to them as apple cider at a Halloween party. The children, ranging in age from 6 to S, were treated at Bryn Mawr Hospital and released. Hospital officials said there would be no lasting effect. To Report On Fallout By W. JOYNES MACFARLAN WASHINGTON (AP)-The Public Health Service will have an inventory by late today of what each state can and can't do in coping with any fallout problems created by Soviet nuclear testing. This is to be one result of a two-day meeting of about 100 fed eral, state and local health officers representing every state con sidering what steps might be taken on all levels of government if fallout hazards become acute. Junson Hardy, public affairs officer of the radiological health division, said the inventory is expected to include latest informa tion on the states' legislative, personnel and equipment capabilities It should also bring to light whal weaknesses exist, Hardy said. All the sessions were closed to the public and newsmen. The service, in a statement Thursday on fallout surveillance and protection, said present fallout levels from the Soviet nuclear tests do not warrant undue public concern or drastic action. Freighters Crash, Burn SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-Two ocean freighters burst into flames Thursday after colliding north of nere in heavy fog. The stricken vessels, the Hoegh Cape of Norway and the Waite- mata of New Zealand, churned into San Francisco Bay under their own power but still aflame Thursday night. Both vessels were permitted to dock as Coast Guard and San Francisco fire fighting units helped bring the fires under control. No injuries were reported among the freighters' 101 crewmen. The Hoegh Cape, a 495-foot, 9,191-ton vessel, suffered a gash 80 feet long and 20 feet wide in her starboard bow. The Waitemata, a 441-foot 7,364- ton vessel, had a 15-foot long, 4- foot wide hole in its bow. newsmen, business, civic and religious leaders from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Similar briefings have been held in San Francisco and Denver. The Chinese Communists are emerging as a potent power and we'll have to live with them, Bowles said, yet no more than 150 American students are studying about that country. He said Red China today reminds him of Japan and Germany By LESLIE J. NASON Professor of Education, USC Talk of teacher shortage can stir up king • sized worries in many parents. If good teachers are in short supply, some children must be getting along with second best. This suspicion is enough to start some people on a witch-hunt, The "witch," of course, being the incompetent teacher. They may be harder to find than you might think. Incompetence in more a lack of positive teach i n g tcchni ques, abilitie' and altitude than the pre.^ ence of a sir gle outstandin 1 negative f a i- tor. School ad ministrators are steadily eliminating those teachers whose faults are self- evident. In most cases, there is no instant way to recognize an incompetent teacher. It takes time and continuous observation to discover weaknesses in the positive pattern. It is true that certain characteristics seem to be found more often among outstanding teachers than among the less capable, but no one characteristic will divide the good from the bad Most outstanding teachers have superior intellectual abilities and have records of outstanding school achievement, but there are some very fine teachers who did a stimulating and imaginative classroom situation. They know that learning thrives on sustained interest. If your son or daughter has a teacher who seems to fit into this pattern, rest assured. This is an outstanding teacher. The pattern describes an interested — and interesting — person. These qualities would be evident even in a short parent - teacher conference. But suppose the teacher doesn't seem to exactly fit this pattern? j After all, most people fall short of ideals. What then? Can the teacher who is less than outstanding still be a good teacher? The answer, of course, is yes. Remember, there is no instant way lo judge. Suppose your son or daughter brings home reports that con- j vincc you the teacher in question is of less than satisfactory stature. This may be a problem for the school administration. Most school principals will investigate immediately when they receive such reports. Frequently, a series of observations by the principal and vice- principals can identify the weakness and help the teacher to improve. You may have been instrumental in saving the situation. If an uncorrcctable weakness i« found, it may be necessary to eliminate the teacher, thus saving future groups of children from an unfortunate experience. Either way, the reports, if accurate, are worthy of everyone'^ attention. (You may write Dr. Nason in care of this newspaper and ht will discuss questions of general interest in his column.) • I 1 1 * • t 1 OlfJJlL * *-.! Y I HIV, l«-M.t_ll^lCi 11IIU v»»»* as they made designs on neighbor- makcJhonor sodctics in hish ing countries before World War II. No Light, Gas In Gay Paree PARIS (AP) - Electricity and gas supplies were cut in much of France today as workers in the nationalized utilities struck for the second time in nine days for higher wages. Electricity switches were thrown about 8 a.m. and gas pressure was cut at the same time in the scheduled four-hour walkout. school and college. , Most outstanding teachers arc Discussing U. S. aid to Iron Cur- intercsted in musiCi pa i nt ing, lit- tain countries, especially Poland, Bowles said: "Let's not forget there are 35 million Poles, most of whom don't like communism any better than we do" and who hope that someday they can be free! erature and religion — but not all are interested in all or even any of these things. "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 Most outstanding from families come in teachers which their parents or other close relatives were teachers, but some "This nation can keep that hope . mos t certainly did not. 2O BUSHEL AUGER alive." he said. Most have had a background in Concerning aid to India, he said j some form of child care. They frustration would set in there if may have been camp counselors, Indians got no help. club leaders, or maybe just baby "They will be willing to try' sitters — their own or someone anything because anything would else's—but many fine teachers be better than what they have," have had very few such cxperi- Bowles said. j ences. A department spokesman, answ- DOES THE WORK OF 10 MEN QUICK-CLAMP-ON CARRIAGE ION 0* Off IN I MINUTtl LOW MOUNTED ENGINE 4V. IN. TUBE TUBE ASSEMBLY WEIGHS ONLY 68 LBS. Says U.S. Has Many Spies MOSCOW (AP) - The chief of the Soviet security police says the United States has 72,000 agents around the world and "the Soviet Union and the Socialist countries are the main targets." Alexander Shelepin, the security chief, told the 22nd Soviet Communist party congress Thursday the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency spends $3 billion a year and has 40,000 agents. He asserted the U.S. State Department has an additional 32,000. 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Another speaker said it would be foolish to predict an open split between Red China and Russia, but the question now is which will dictate the Communist bloc policies. He said there is a steady growth of power and industry in Russia, combined with an antiquated system of rule that cannot be considered stable. The conference was sponsored by the Kansas City Star and the University of Kansas City. Some, however, arc rugged individualists who shun any organized activities not directly related to their field. Most comprehensive surveys in recent years indicate there are three qualities most likely to differentiate strong from weak teachers. These qualities are all related directly to the classroom atmosphere. Strong teachers nearly always demonstrate understanding, friendly classroom behavior. They like children and are interested in seeing them make progress. Strong teachers are responsible and systematic in the operation of their classrooms. 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