Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 5, 1945 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, JMS. CAPITOL NEWS LETTER (Weekly news release of the Iowa Press Association. Material contained herein docs not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper.) Hainer himself is a veteran of five years in the army during this war. He is now on terminal leave, being a captain. He served 16 months as base ordnance officer with the air transport command in the China-Burma, India theater. Rep. Carroll A. l.anc believes that a special session of the Iowa legislature is necessary to deal with board of control problems before "time softens the iicutcness of the situation," A member of the interim committee j ambitions and chairman of the powerful house ways ami means committee in the 1945 session. Rep. Lane recently told reporters that the problem now before the people is: "Should wo accept the obvious difficulty i the help problem' as the only trouble, settle hack and again forget the lea! problem of the unfortunates, or should we. as a forward looking state, represented by a progressive legislative body, look behind the immediate crisis and see the need for a thorough reorganization of our law,* affecting the board of control institutions so that a repitition of our present problem can be averted™" Continuing. Rep Lane said: MOVING AGAIN. For the third time within the U months that he has been Iowa's governor. Robert D. Blue had to move his family again last week. This time he moved them into a house which he purchased so it should be the final move until the family returns to the home town of Eagle Grove or. . . . does he have senatorial A RKl'OKT. First of Governor Blue's committees named after the tlareup at the Iowa Training School for Boys has reported with its recommendations to the next legislature. SCHOOL NEWS. (Continued from page one) Junior High. The students in the seventh and eighth grade had a spelldown Friday. Dick Scarls, a seventh grade pupil, ouLipelled the eighth grade. Iohc Winter was the last one spelled down in the eighth grade. Fifth Grade News. An extensive program for the improvement of the reading skills is being carried on in all fifth grade classes. The abilities that are being stressed arc understanding, organizing and remembering of material read, plus how to locate inforrriatlon. There are many ways to obtain each goal mentioned above. Among them are learning how to: follow printed directions, answer questions over what is read, define words and phrases by context, make an outline, select important points in a lesson and the use The committee of district judges, ! of a dictionary, index and graph. "By the time another legislature j mended extension of the system of meets in regular session, time will j probation officers to permit individual have assumed a competing importance. Icounties. parts of judicial districts, or and the net result will be either legis- ; districts themselves, to set up and bud- lation that is inadequate or no legis- j get probationary activities. headed by Judge F. H. Cooney of Car roll, recommended that the burden in juvenile delinquency cases be placed on the parents rather than on the child, if he is under 16. The recommendation would make the parents liable to the extend of a $100 tine or a 30-day jail sentence for wanton neglect of a child. i ...... m . The judges' committee also recom- !» PomsctUa border for the room. They Fourth Grade News. Those who were neither absent nor tardy during the second six weeks of school arc Noel Cook. Charles Peering. Robert Frcse, Elaine Meyer. Jane Ann Meyer and Buddy Peterson. For their art class the children colored December calendars and made Iation at all." In that paragraph Rep. Lane puts his ringer on a point that many legislators believe must be corrected. Many solons have stated publicly that board of control institutions do not get the attention which they have coming in regular sessions because of the pressure, by lobbyists and special interest groups, for passage or defeat of other legislation which, in many instances, is not nearly so important to the state's welfare. The committee also recommended greater jurisdiction by juvenile courts wherever use of psychiatry is needed and in other instances involving commitment or parole. The committee made it clear that it believes a new state institution should be constructed to house the more hardened juveniles and that it does not go along with the board of control's plan to house them in a new building to be constructed on the training school grounds at Eldora. MORE SALESMEN. I NO ACTION. Another evidence of the boom in j Tho IlW " D'^trict .Judges association sale of houses is found in the state j wants of thc question as to real estate division's records of tho : whether there should or should not be number of salesmen of proportv u. M«sticos of the peace m this slate, censed to do business in Iowa. " Tlw lss " e iU ' ose 1,1 tho 1;ls( leKislnture Up to mid-November the state uhe " legislation was introduced to do licensed a total of 4.291 brokers and|" waJ ' wlth J uslicc courts, salesmen as compared with 3.929 in Advocates pointed out that the jus- 1944 and 3.905 in 1940. Of these 3.326! ticc col "*' s werc established in the are brokers and 965 are salesmen. One| horse and bl, "«>' (i: ' vs when « was dif " license was revoked for the unethical I ucuU t0 Set to the county seats. They funds from a [Showed statistics that many justice EDUCATIONAL POST-WAR MATTERS TOLD BY SUPT. EVANS practice of withholdin client. Under the state's new real laws governing who may be brokers and salesmen, a stiff examination is now given to applicants for licenses. Of the last 61 applicants 22 failed to pass the quiz which consists of 107 questions. courts take in only a very slight num estate'' 301 ' °' llncs while in a good many districts no justices arc elected at all. | The issue never came to the lloor but it is gaining some momentum and may be one of the big lights in the 1047 session. DIRECTOR NAMED. Don Wine, Oelwcin. who is back alter three years of service and 53 missions, has been named by Chairman Jake S. More of the Iowa Democratic Central committee, to become director of organization activities for Iowa Young Democrats. This is the second step in the Democrats announced program to revitalize dormant chapters of the Young Democratic organization which was so powerful during the mid-thirties. Wine will be charged with this task and with the task of starting chapters in counties where there were none before the war. Both Young Democrats and Young Republicans are expected to play a major part in Iowa's 1946 elections. ARC HE KOOP DIES. Arche Koop. 50. who served as Iowa information chief for the United States Employment and Iowa War Manpower commission during the last war years, and who was information officer for the Iowa Office of War Information prior to that, died at his home in Des Moines. November 25. He was widely known and liked among Iowa newspapermen. Born at Monticello, he served on newspapers in Cedar Rapids, Burlington and Des Moines. At one time he was head of the Iowa Democratic party's publicity staff. sprinkled artificial snow on these gay Christmas flowers. In geography they have been reading maps by means of symbols or a key. They' also gave a pantomine or play without words. Each pupil acted out an activity that one might sec being done by thc natives who live in the Congo forest. The rest of the class tried to guess thc activity being demonstrated. Second Grade News. Thc second grade has been enjoying playing singing games in their physical training class. The weather chart for five weeks has been completed and is a very interesting record of the weather for that period of time. The students have been using modeling clay in art class. Next week they will start using colored chalk. Third Grade News. Thc third grade was the first class to learn their song for the grade school Christmas program. The name of the song is, "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night." Among other Christmas songs which the class has learned are, "The Christmas Tree," and I "Merry Christmas." j Every pupil in third grade studied I hard in spelling last week. Nineteen of the 22 pupils present wrote perfect tests Friday. Glen Peake, Eugene Winter, Barbara DeWitt. Robert Schroeder and Ronald Topel worked especially hard to cam one hundred. First Grade News. Ml three groups began new books when they came back from vacation. Two groups began thc book, "We Come and Go," and the other began the book, "We Work and Play." In numbers class a number of children have been having trouble to understand the addition and subtraction facts up to five. Kindergarten News. The kindergarten class has been minus a number of pupils recently and they hope those ill will soon be back. TRADE SCHOOLS. More than 350 businesses in Iowa have been approved as places where veterans of World War II can receive job training, according to Linton Hainer, classification officer in the state superintendent of public instruction's office. Veterans are paid beginner's wages by the employers while learning various trades. The federal government supplements this with an allowance of $50 a month for unmarried veterans and $75 a month for married vets while they are undergoing training. A business which desires to train veterans must have the department's approval of its application. The department determines whether the business has the proper tools, equipment and training personnel to do the job. mmmmmmmmmammmm I At the Elevator EXPECTED SOON Car of PURITY LUMP COAL Car of PURITY NUT COAL Car of HIGH GRADE EASTERN KENTUCKY FURNACE COAL Hall Roberts' Son Postville, Iowa BACK AGAIN. Among former state employes back from serving their country are Don Hise, former assistant attorney general, who lived in Des Moines, and Leslie T. Freese. Sac City, former deputy state treasurer who served under the late W. G. C. Bagley, Mason City. Another former state official expected back one of these days is Karl W. Fischer, Vinton, who was public safety commissioner and is on leave of absence. World production of corn for 194546 is estimated to be 2 percent less than in the previous year, United States Department of Agriculture reports. Recently on article written by Jessie M. Parker, shite superintendent of Public Instruction, was placed in the hands of each school teacher of Iowa. It has much importance in thc light of things to come nnd should set all people to thinking ns well ns to realizing tho importance of our public school system In the past nnd In tho years to come. Miss Parker says that thc .average schooling in this country has In the past 25 years risen from thc 8th grade level to the 10th grade level which rias permitted, for one reason, the armed forces in World War It to use mechanized warfare. Forty per cent of our fighting men were high school or college graduates. A British authority said that the United Stntes had the best army and navy in thc world because they were the best educated. But. Japan and Germany were highly literate too. Thc course of study and methods of teaching down to the most minute detail were prescribed by government and rigidly enforced. Even thc thoughts of thc children were turned in the right direction by n minister of education. This type of education led to the great tragedy now in process of completion in their country. This changing world will require many changes in education. Education will have to be constantly moving or changing; where there is no vision the people perish, and the vision now must be global. Returning veterans are placing new emphasis on education, i Some have even sent lessons by correspondence from foxholes at the front. Changes in our curriculum are bound to come. World geography and world history are "must" in our curriculum. Technological development means more science nnd mathematics. A stronger health and physical education program is needed, beginning with pre-school and extending'through- out the entire school attendance period. Most service rejections were due to poor nutrition, dental deficiencies nnd defects in eyesight. A demand for Russian and Chinese languages to be taught in the school will soon be made. As a result, an increase may have to be made in length of school days or an addition of more years of high school training. Securing of an adequate supply of qualified teachers is still critical; low pay, lack of tenure, insecurity, queer contracts and restrictions have made teaching unattractive to young people. Thc new certification law is good, but it pro-supposes a supply of incompetent teachers to get jobs but when the supply increases only those who produce will get positions. These war years of shortage have demonstrated to the public thc difference in value between good and bad teaching. More and more will educational problems be brought to light. Let us be prepared to receive them ! conclusions are typed after each meeting and sent to the State Control Committee. From all these reports thc central committee will gain an idea of thc trend of opinion and form conclusions to the problems of secondary school education. As soon as a statement of philosophy and purposes for thc secondary schools of Iowa is drawn up and approved, production committees will be appointed by tho State Dcartmcnt of Public Instruction to prepare thc curriculum materials in various areas, Thc entire program will require considerable time. The questions placed before and studied by your faculty will perhaps be finished shortly after thc close of thc first semester. Usually throe problems arc discussed at each meeting. Throo main issues make up the the study of our meetings: (1) Issues concerning content and direction of secondary school curriculum. (2> Issues concerning organization and administration of thc secondary school curriculum. (3) Issues concerning instructional procedures in tho secondary schools. Some of the immediate issues studied have been, "Is work experience a needed addition to the secondary school program?" "Should religious education be Included tn thc public secondary school curriculum?" "Docs thc study of avocatlonnl Interests and skills deserve greater emphasis in the secondary school program?" "Is there more need for emphasis on the lang. uagos In the American secondary school?" "Should the program of the public schools be extended upward to include thc thirteenth and fourteenth years?" "What are thc advantages and limitations of the unit method of instruction?" Through newspaper articles it has been noted that such schools as Sioux City, Roosevelt High In Des Moines, Abraham Lincoln High In Council Bluffs, Belle Plalno and others arc contributing to thc high school cur- rlculum problems by these weekly study meetings. We think It is noteworthy that Postville high school teachers are taking part in this study. Miss Mcrrle Aitchlson of thc commercial department acts as reporter for the project. ft OYSTER SUPPER will be served by the BROTHERHOOD of St. Paul's Lutk Church Tuesday, Dec. II in the dining hall of the church Serving to start at 5:30 p. m. * .The public is cordially invited to attend. Because of conflicting events, those wishing to be served promptly will be especially cared for. a, CARROT ARM. Glidden gardeners appear to go in for growing strange carrots. In the Glidden Graphic office, Phil Rice has displayed a carrot grown this year that is about six inches long, from this two "arms" grow and hold another carrot between them. Phil grew a freak carrot some three years ago that is still on display in the Graphic office. The one grown three years ago was sung up and dried out. It is now as hard as a rock. NEARLY TWO CENTURIES OLD. In a few months, the coin recently found by L. Hoffman on his farm near Buck Grove will be two centuries old. The coin, used as a penny, bears the stamp of 1746. It is the size of a quarter. Iowa Secondary School Co-opcratlvo Curriculum Program. iBy R. L. Evans.) Each week, since a few weeks after the opening of school, the entire high school faculty has met on Thursday at 4:10 p. m. for a study of problems dealing with the contemplated revision of high school curriculum which is being studied and planned by the< state department of the state of Iowa in relation to the high school curriculum along with all the other revisions in our state educational system today. A Central Planning Committee has made available a group of issues that confront secondary schools and put them in manual form with discussions pro and con on each issue. These are the issues which the Postville high school faculty discuss each Thursday evening for u ppriod of one hour to one and one-half hours. The problems have been assigned in advance and arc prepared previously to the meeting. After the topic has been presented, a round-table discussion follows and u majority and minority conclusion is formulated. These i EE Basketball At Postville School Gym Friday, December 7 First Game at 7:30 P. M. TWO TEAMS —TWO GAMES Sumner vs. Postville KEEP THEM ROLLING— Come out and root for the Pirates and help to keep them going in their winning ways. FEED R0R SOHJSI EGG MASK ——^^^^^^^^ Come in—We'll fcefp you gtt, started on the Wayne Feed* ifi9 Program, It's prof Habit. Allamakee Hatchery J. M. OVERLAND, Prop. Telephone No. 187 Postville, Iowa COME! COME! COME! YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS "The Forest Prince" A Russian Operetta in Three Colorful Acts With music arranged from Tschaikowski Produced by the Vocal Music Department of Postville High School Under the direction of Miss Constance Smeby Tuesday, December 11 High School Gymnasium Curtain at 8:00 o'clock P. M. ADMISSIONS: Adults 40c; High School 30c; Grades 20c Tax Included (Activity ticket holders admitted free,)

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