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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 5

Rochester, New York
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Sunday, July 1, 1956
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lOOVolunteersHunt i0 Missing City Boy, 4, In Adirondacks Area State police and more than 100 volunteers early today combed the wooded area around Long Lake, N.Y., in the Adirondack Mountains in a search for four-year-old Bruce Arthur Dailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. uaney of 742 Chili Ave. The child was reported missing from his parents' summer camp yesterday ' noon, a few hours after the family arrived at the Lake Durant camp site for a week's holiday, According to the Associated Press bloodhounds were brought from State Police headquarters at Malone. Troopers said the dogs followed a trail to the water's edge at nearby Lake Durant. Hunt to Continue State Police said the ' hunt would continue all night. Neighbors of the Dailey family said the couple and their two children, Bruce, and Paul, 8, left early yesterday to drive to the resort. The area in which the boy is missing is thickly forested and difficult to penetrate in parts, officials said. The family, which enjoy frequent outings together, were tenting near Durant Lake at a public camp site, midway between Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake. Searchers were reported scouring a foui-mile section and were expected to continue through the night. Two addi tional bloodhounds will join the hunt tomorrow morning, officials said. Some seven State Police were engaged in the search, under the direction of Lt. Charles Cobb of Canton Sub-station, zone official in charge of the area. Learning Math Fun Under New System By LOREN POPE Gannett News Service A REVOLUTIONARY new way is being worked out to make learning mathematics "a delightful experience" for your youngster, and as exhilarating as football. If this sounds like a miracle, or sheer bunk, there are so far three facts to support it: 1 It is being proved in five U.S. high schools, where teachers and 300 pupils like it enthusiastically. 2 The effort is called the most significant development in high school mathematics in a century. 3 The Carnegie Corporation regards it highly enough to have made a $277,000 grant this week to help complete the groundwork for this revolution, which later may work down to grade school arithmetic. . fTHIS NEW program was born at the University of Illinois, which in 1951 set up a committee on school mathematics to do something about the sorry plight of the subject. Two of the authors, Dr. Max Beberman, director of the project, and Dr. David A. Page, editor in charge of selecting and writing an entirely new set of teaching materials, went to New York City to receive the Carnegie grant They also gave this newspaper a good part of a day and copies of their teaching material to explain this project which they believe will make math the most exciting course in school, and maybe the most popular in stead of the most disliked. If it does, it will thereby solve a pressing national prob lemthe growing shortage of such vital technologists as mathematicians and engineers. THESE PIONEERS begin with the flat assertion that math' ematics is not one bit harder to learn than anything else. Dr. Beberman says, "As long as anybody's intellectually curious, we can teach him math." And Dr. Page adds: "And a 14-or 15-year-old is the purest intellectual in the world. He's not concerned with whether something has a pragmatic pur pose; only with whether it ap peals to his intellect." Using that as a premise, the key to the revolution; if it had to be summarized in a sentence would be a part of Principle 1 in the teaching guide: "An important ingredient in effective learning is the amount of creative activity of the learn er . . ." TN TnE ILLINOIS method, the pupil becomes a creator and disctverer of mathematics. rather than a passive receiver of cut-and-dried hand-me-down rules from the teacher. Their standard device for gen erating this creative activity when approaching a new idea is to create a fanciful situation which embodies or illustrates the idea, an idea which the pupil can easily imagine. This, they stress, is not watered-down mathematics. That could not be interesting, or anything but time-waster. Since , the program is being tried so far only among the col lege preparatory students of four Illinois and one St Louis ffiiy, Okxnihj. TLqiva ROCHESTER, N. Y., SUNDAY, JULY 1, 1956 VsZ? -t?' ' " vta-: ryy" "1JI111 ,x "' JTT , I , ! r ! iMiHirVv,. ii . id 1 lit . :i -I i u i i .r r r i vi ill n m -.. 4 lf llMI Mil ftUMMMMMj rMMI-MlllI ' 1 I If! II III Mill I A vv ii , 1 ia :',amitt , I1H Passenger Runs End on Subway After 29 Years Pictures, other details, Page 2B Passenger service on Rochester's Subway ridiculed for years as the subway that went nowhere ended early this morning. At 12:54 a.m. Subway Super- Mrs. Leon Burman of 23 Lilac visor Stephen A. Streb and a Ur- saia tney made UP their group of never-say-die railway m'nds t0 be on tne ast car fans climbed aboard an ancient while enjoying a Saturday night trolley at City Hall Station. gat"est at the uuzer s nome. With Harry A. Beach at the 'I never was in the Subway-controls, the party traveled and 1 wa brn u. Ouzer said. "So we decided to left there. at 1:22 and at 1:55 drive downtown, make this J' ; i, u round trip and be in on a little disembark at tne Dnving Park InM ,hi.... n,pr a npnfp. Avenue terminal siona, pho0grapher; kept his It was the last passenger run; camera busy along the for the Subway. The venerable r0ute. car rested its weary wood, steel and glass in the darkness of the Driving Park Avenue barns. A few minutes later, Rochester Transit Corp. crews, working toward the City Hall station from the eastern and western terminals, began "buttoning uo" the stations. The Subway will be used only for freight operations starting tomorrow, and only from Meigs Street west. Among Last Riders RTC President William A. Lang was among the last riders on the last car. His headquarters was kept informed of arrivals and departures at the various high schools, the authors don't have data on what the course will do for the slow learner. But Dr. Beberman implies that if a. youngster can learn any subject, he can learn the "new math." ATH, HE SAYS, has been given a bad name by us parents. Actually, he says, it needs "the least amount of social experience of any academic subject." In math, the tenant farmer's and the professor's sons are on a par. In English, reading, geography, etc., the professor's son may have the advantage of more background, a better vocabulary, etc. Moreover, math can be the most intellectually stimulating subject and the most creative, says Beberman, and as exciting as football. But it suffers from the fact of its "cutting edge you can find out pretty quickly whether the pupil has learned math. He can't bluff." One of the calumnies of the ge in Dr. Beberman's view is the notion that math is dusty and lifeless as a mummy. On the contrary, he says, math is a green, growing thing sending shoots into new areas of knowledge. "Dynamic," he calls it One of the troubles with math is that the courses are obsolete, Dr. Beberman says. They have not changed in a century. But today's technological society, with computers to do the me chanics of multiplication tables and the solving of problems, has a great void waiting for math ematicians who can formulate problems. The need, Dr. Beberman says, is for thinking power. The new math stimulates think ing. Here is what it seeks to do: It makes three basic changes in high school mathematics: In content, in teaching method and in the attitude they try to build up in the students. And the last is the most important THE OLD METHODS, rules and drill-master techniques are out the window. So is the old fear. There's plenty of work, but it's creative. The student is never taught a rule. He discovers them for himself. He isn't told, for example, that the square of the hypo tenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. He discovers this as he solves problems. This way, he not only learns them firmly, but he also becomes "a discoverer and a researcher in mathematics," a process Dr. Beberman says stim ulates his imagination, gives him satisfaction of achievement and preens his pride. The teachers guide explains: "We take a lot of pains ... to give the students experiences which will prepare them in a rather subtle manner for the idea itself. If we stated the idea bluntly at the outset, we are sure the students would reject it." In this process, the teacher becomes as unobtrusive a guide as possible for a group of ex plorers. This calls for what Dr. Beberman terms "a new confi dence and competence in math LAST LURCH Swaying together in a manner com-mon to Subway patrons, this carload of passengers took final ride on the underground yesterday. For some it was first adventure. Line closed early today. Sales Tax Up 1 P.C., Gasoline Costs Cent More Taxes are up in two categories today for Monroe County residents. They will pay 3 instead of 2 cents on each dollar they spend for most retail purchases. The 1 per cent sales tax increase is to finance pay raises for city employes and teachers, for whom new pay schedules also will go into effect today. (Full tabulation of the new pay schedule will be found on Page 11B). They also will pay (in com mon with the rest of the country) 1 cent more federal tax per gallon for gastoline. That's to help finance a new nationwide road-building program. The sales tax increase is ex pected to yield about 5 million dollars a year in revenue. About $3,400,000 of that will go to the city. Besides the .3 of a cent sales tax increase on each gallon of gasoline, county motorists must shoulder the 1-cent federal tax increase, which combined with Sales tax will raise the cost of gasoline 1.3 cents per gallon. New Prices Quoted County motorists will pay about 31.9 cents a gallon for regular gasoline and about 34.9 for high-test. The federal tax increase also applies to diesel fuel for trucks. The total tax on a gallon of gasoline in Monroe County is now 7.7 cents. The state tax of 4 cents a gallon remains the same. The federal tax increases from 2 to 3 cents, and the county tax from .4 to .7 of a cent Accompanying the pay increases which go to all 4,000 I city employes ,is a work week reduction for some 1,500 hourly paid workers. Their week will be cut from 48 to 40 hours. City Manager Robert P. Aex has promised no reduction in city services. Police and firemen will be the only city employes working more than a 40-hour week. Police now wprk an average 42 Vz -hour week, but state legislation approved: this year requires a 40-hour week for policemen beginning July 1; 1957. Firemen now work a 56-hour week and will not be affected by the change. . " 1,500 Effected Although the 1,500 wage earners effected by the work week cut will be working eight hours less each week, they will be earning approximately 5 per cent more over the amount formerly earned in 48 hours. H. A. Bruns of 42 Coventry St., a member of the Historical Society, gave his three sons a "special treat, he said. And Billy, 11, Paul, 10, and Jimmy, 9, said the trip was "great." Patrolman John T. Donnelly was along, too. Although the riders cast covetous eyes at car 66 and her sister trolleys at the Driving Park Avenue barns it appeared that transfers, timetables, photographs and tokens would be their only souvenirs. Filled Last Day The demise of the Subway yesterday proved that in its death throes Father Rochester s stations by a walkie-talkie oper- 8,,4.mile -underground" For about 100 Water Bureau employes, janitors and watchmen the switch to a 40-hour week also will mean a transfer from annual salaries to hourly wages. Even though they will be working less hours for more money, some of the 100 yesterday expressed dissatisfaction with the switch. They pointed out that as salaried men, they rated three weeks vacation. As hourly paid workers, they now will get only two. Then there's another factor. As one man put it: "After 17 years as a salaried employe for the city, and then to go on an hourly rate . . . Well, we feel we're losing prestige." Aex estimated the cost of the work week reduction to the city at approximately $200,000 annually. ated by Claude Feely. Jhe sardine - packed passen gers included railway fans from New York City, Cleveland, Bloomfield, N.J., Syracuse and other widely scattered points. They transferred their excitement to the few aboard who were taking their usual late trip home. Henry Eldridge of 1176 Gene see Park Blvd. said he was con tinuing his practice of "riding the last ones." He was aboard the last trolley to Charlotte. Eldridge and about 25 others on the trip are members of the Na tional Railway Historical So ciety, Rochester charter. John W. Akins of Welisville said the day was a "thrilling one." He's a member of the Electric Railroaders Assn. Others participating in the historic journey were Bill Cleaves, Bos ton, Mass.; Ethel Winsor. 13, of Binghamton; William J. McKel-vey, Bloomfield, N. J.; James Whittaker, Fairlawn, N.J.-; Larry Fisher, Allentown, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kistner, their son, Erwin, and Edwin Ellis, all of Syracuse; Bill Hale, Macedon; Gary Dillon, Akron, Ohio; Lew Gedge, Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Michael Gleason, Welisville was more successlul than in lue. The three cars that plied up and down the tracks were filled, with standees on nearly every trip, as parents took small fry for a first and last look, camera fans clicked their shutters in stacatto fashion and railway buffs had a memorable day. Some 50 members of th Metropolitan New York Railway Assn., led by Herbert J. Frank Jr., spent hours in a chartered trolley. They focused their cameras on every conceivable angle of the Subway and had the car stopped several times to allow a better perspective for their picture-taking. Students, historians, retired RTC employes, a few who had "nothing better to do" and hordes of youngsters comprised most of the traffic which kept Subway Superintendent George Cassidy, busy from morn to night. There were even a few regular riders, Cassidy noted. Passenger service began in the Subway Dec. 1, 1927. .And in all the years since the operation has made money in only one year $4,000 profit in 1943. Now the municipal "white ele phant" is due to make way for Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ouzer of an expressway, and an era has 140 Shepard St., and Mr. and ended. Continued to Page 7B Aquinas Alumni Win Scholarships The Rev. John P. O'Meara, C.S.B., dean of St. John Fisher College, announced , yesterday that 11 graduates of Aquinas Institute have been awarded scholarships to the college. They are: Paul E. Mura, son of Mr. and Mrs. FloriaR. Mura, 3236 Culver Rd., Irondequoit; John T. Comerford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Comerford, 190 Scho-field Rd., Irondequoit; Thomas A. McDermott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. McDermott, 73 Edgemere Dr., Greece; Gerald F. Campo, son of Mr. and Mrs Maurice T. Brunner Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Brunner Sr., 2304 St. Paul St.; Lawrence E. Hursh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hursh, 35 Lyell Ave.; Joseph A. Polizzi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell A. Polizzi, 82 York shire Rd., Irondequoit; Edmund E. Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs Edmund W. Lewis, 1739 Long Pond Rd.; Edwin B. Kinsky.son of-Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kinsky, 77 Crawford St.; Roger G, Streb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ger ald R. Streb, 200 Grafton St., and Alfonso L. 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