Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 103
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 103

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 103
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Classroom Key to the Sputnik some and some! imes inaccurate. Students study Russian for a variety of reasons. Ed Turley, a bus driver, summarized the reasons of all- students when he said: "When you understand the language you understand the people better." About half the students are women. Pestof f believes that they are disturbed about world conditions and hope to use their Russian to understand the world better. Some hope to travel in Russia. Others merely study as a hobby with the hope that they may find it helpful in the future. ERW1N MONZOX, electrician's mate first class in "the Navy, hopes his Russian skill will be helpful to him in the future though he has no immediate need for it. In some cases both husband and wife attend the class together. The Russian language has been described as an "extremely rich language and by virtue of (Continued on Page 16) WINTER RATES NOW! P A T I O SHELTERS--FLOORS Now Build BOTH as low as J'SO 7 per month FREE PLANS --FREE IDEAS --FREE ESTIMATES OPEN TODAY (SUN.) . "U /· FENCE AND PATIO CO. 3626 LONG BEACH BLVD. GA 4-0771 Licensed Contractor -- Open 7 Days Chart symbolizes apparently tough Russian languaga being discussed by Alexis Pestoff (r), S. C. Ringwold. By Alberf J. Corske ALEXIS PESTOFF, Inte of ·*·*· the defeated White Army, and former Czaru-H army officer, probably did not suspect that he would live to fight communism in a different way when he fled Constantinople and arrived in New York on Aug. 2, 1923, the day President Harding died. Semi-retired, alert, energetic and slight, he presents a romantic figure as he teaches Russian in the General Adult Division of the Long Beach Unified School District. Now t h a t Russia has emerged as one of the leaders in the scientific world the study of Russian is no longer merely a r o m a n t i c matter. Formerly students of scientific matters were sure to learn German. Now, Russian is so important as a scientific language that college officials are predicting that Russian will be required before one can secure a Ph.D. in science. Reports indicate that only about 30.000 people were studying Russian in the United States, whereas several millions were studying Knglish in Russia. Obviously, the United States should increase its knowledge of all things Russian in the current world competition. In line with this current need the Adult Kduca- tioii Division offered a Russian language course for r the first time this year. Some three hundred students enrolled in the six Russian class?* during the first two weeks of the current semester. ABOl'T I I A I . K of the students are alreml\ engaged in vital scientific pursuits and are studying Russian to better permit them to discover, evaluate, and convert to our own uses material now appearing in Russian scientific journals. A student in one of Pestof fs classes was largely responsible for n rcci'iit American moon shoot. Others arc chemists, physicists, m n t h e m n t i r i n n s , and technicians from companies engaged in scientific work such : as Douglas Aircraft Co., Hughes , Aircraft Co., and North Ameri' can Aviation Co. jMajjdolene -A- Rousseau, a technical illustrator for Autonetics, thought that Russian would help her get first-hand information of Russian products and make it easier for her to illustrate the Soviet scientific products for use by the research staff of her employer. Getting her information from translations, as she now docs, is slow, cumber- eliminate painling FOREVER! · « ' j WITH "v v _".. ; ALSCO ALUMINUM SIDING Watch for it on the Maverick TV program tonight-Channel 7. This was thi "WISE" decision «( Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wise, 333 Rutgers, Long Beach Save Now! Low Winter Prices NOTHING DOWN 5 YEARS TO PAY 50 beautiful color combination. Horizontal or Vertical. Mills Construction Co. 3570 ATLANTIC--LONG BEACH GArfield 4-8513 everybody's having a sale except us! and that's because warehouse prices don't change. No ups -- no downs. We never have to "explain" to our customers why prices are higher one time -- lower another. OUR WAREHOUSE PRICES ARE AS LOW AS THEY CAN BE -- AND THEY STAY THAT WAY! That's why you are sure of paying the lowest possible prices when you buy from MERCHANTS FURNITURE WAREHOUSES. No fancy fixtures. No sales pressure. You serve and sell yourself. At Merchants you purchase high-qualiiy furniture and carpeting at straight warehouse prices. We invite you to come in, compare, see for yourself the savings you can make ot Merchants Furniture Warehouses. LARGE SELECTION -- LOW PRICES -- EASY TERMS

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