Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on November 25, 1957 · Page 23
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 23

Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, November 25, 1957
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Monday Evening, November 25, 1957. Russ Trying to Beat Us in Classroom WASHINGTON (UP) — Two years ago, a high Soviet official told an American educator who was visiting Russia: "We're not going to fight a hot war with you. We're going to lick you in the classroom." Few Americans were prepared in 1955 to take this Soviet boast seriously. The U. S. school system, despite its "temporary" shortages of space and faculty, was widely regarded then as the best in the report showed that Russian students work much longer and harder, and receive far more intensive training in science, mathematics and languages, than American students. President Eisenhower had all of these facts in mind when he said in his Nov. strengthening broadcast that S. schools is "the most critical problem" confronting the with Russia nation in its for scientific race and world. Russia was credited with i military supremacy, a few good technical schools but; Scientists Echo President its overall educational system was' The President's warning since considered rather primitive. ; has been echoed by leading sci- Complacency Budcly Shaken i enlists and educators and by mil- Three recent developments have shaken rudely complacency: 1. Disclosure such American that Russia is training far more scientists and engineers than the United States. Russian schools graduate 60,000 engineers a year to our 3'<,000; 8,000 Ph.D.'s in science to our 6,000. 2. Sputniks I and II blasted any notion that Russia is sacrificing quality for quantity in technical education. 3. A U-. S. Office of Education ManionNamed To Head State School Check INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Clarence E. Manion, a former dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School, prepared today tc lead a state investigation into the teaching of science and mathematics in Indiana schools. "The scope of the committee is three-fold," said State Supt. of Schools Wilbur Young Saturday when he announced Manion's appointment. from top to bottom. They would restore emphasis to solid intellectual achievement and the teaching of basic subjects—not only math and science, but also history, geography, foreign languages, English grammar and literature. Rear Adm. H. G. Rickover, a noted atomic scientist, said "scholastic standards" must be raised sharply at every level of U. S. education. He contends they have Ijecome .so lax that the average American college graduate has less real education than a graduate of European high schools. Teachers Turn Deaf Ear Mortimer Smith, executive ' secretary of the Council foi Basic Education, said U. S. schools are dominated by professional educators who turn a deaf ear to all outside criticism. These professors he said, are so bemused by their "life-ad iuslment" theories of education that they have "lost sight of the real functions of a school —to present an organized body of knowledge and teach children to use their minds effective!}." Millions of American youths, says Smith, are being taught to "drive cars, weave baskets, choose mates, and behave gracefully at a "party" when they should be learning to solve quadratic equations, conduct experiments in organic chemistry, or parse a sentence.- Professional educators say these criticisms are intemperate and unfair. Most acknowledge a need for some curriculum "adjustments" to increase emphasis on science, mathematics and other basic studies. But they oppose sweeping changes which would upset the murder of "as'"many"as 10 personsU "balance" of American education Gein 51 who has admitted thej 0 ^ de P rive students of freedom to ' ! ..... phrtneo r>r\11i>cne urtiinV, tvuaot t-l-toi,.: lions of parents who were concerned about the state of our schools long before Sputnik I and II. While everyone seems to agree that America needs better schools, a United Press surv-y disclosad a wide range of views on the: kind of improvements most urgently needed. Some critics are calling for drastic reforms in the content and philosophy of American education. They say high school and college curricmlums must be overhauled Continue Probe In Wisconsin Murder Cases WAUTOMA, Wis. (UP)—Authorities planned to open. two graves Tuesday to determine if Ed Gein, looted cemeteries. If ihe graves are found to have been unmolested, authorities will be faced with the prospect that Gein obtained his ghoulish collection of trophies through the mass slayings of two women, told police he raided fresh graves. Dist. Atty. Earl Killeen of Waushara County said he felt "sure" ' choose courses which meet individual "life needs." Want Ad Doubles Attendance At New York Church Rev. C. Lcroy Warner, pastor of Grace Church of i:lic N^za- rcnc at Saratoga, N. Y,, placed this clarified ad in the Sarato- gian . .' . and found attendance at both Sunday school and church strviccs twice what they had been the previous week: M la flrtl »ndrr of »rt tr AilvrrlLilnji rrMill ilnry Wf »«<•[-1. Hnnurd Ti Awochln, I', O. Hoi 12'!, N. W. ftr., Mtantl «, Forecast Is Warmer for Tomorrow By UNITED PRESS warming trend will creep across Indiana Tuesday, but the change in the weather won't produce any precipitation. Temperatur.es dropped <is low as 18 above zero this morning and in the 20s generally. But those kind of readings will vanish in a wave of milder weather due to last at least three and possibly four days. The five-day outlook for the period Tuesday through Saturday called for temperatures averaging 3 to 4 degrees above normal highs of 38 to 51 and normal lows of 23 Wednesday, turning colder Friday or Saturday," the outlook said. "Precipitation will average one- quarter to one-half inch in rain or snow about Friday." Highs Sunday ranged from 41 at South 'Bend to 51 at Evansville. Today's highs will range from 35 to the low 40s, tonight's lows from 26 to 34, and Tuesday's highs from 42 to 48. The outlook for Wednesday was Young said the committee would j the task of opening the graves "evaluate" subjects offered, de- would begin Tuesday, although he cide whether schools were losing. added some details still remained "too many gifted students" and,to be cleared up before the exhu- determine whether capable science j mations could begin. and mathematics students are dropping out after high school graduation. Young emphasized the study would be strictly on the state level with only Governor Handley and the General Commission of Education of the State Board of Education receiving the final report. Other members of the committee were: Lee L, Caldwell. superintendent of Hammond City Schools; Robert Gladden, superintendent of Marion County schools; Edward B. Newill, • gene'ral manager of Allison Division of General Motors and a GM vice-president; Dean B. Smith, principal of North Central High Schcol; Roy W. Otte, principal Lillian C. Schmitt Grade School, Columbus; Frank Sparks, former president of Wabash College; John E. Williams, head ot Indianapolis Broad Ripple High School's science department; Lothair Teetor, Perfect Circle Corp., Hagerstown; George Kenzler, Lafayette High School mathematics teacher; Mrs. Kenneth Koelling, Indianapolis; and yet un- chosen representatives from Standard Oil of Indiana and Inland Steel Corp. Gein, meanwhile, was confined to Central State Hospital for the criminally insane at Waupun where he will be tested to determine if he is sane enough to stand trial for murder. Gein was committed to the hospital last weekend for 30 days, after which physicians and psychiatrists will present their opinions on the slayer's sanity to Circuit Judge Herbert Bunde, (heir ; to 36. i "Warming trend Tuesday and Diego Rivera, Noted Painter, Red, Dies MEXICO CITY (UP)—Diego Rivera, 71, Mexico's most vocal Communist and one of the world's most brilliant painters, died Sunday night of a heart ailment. Rivera was one of the most productive and well-known of modern artists and often mixed his paints and his politics. He was hailed as a genius and scorned as a blasphemer. Only last year he painted out of a mural in Mexico City the words "Dios no existe" (God does not exist).. Because of the words the mural had been kept covered for eight years. In 1933 he created a storm when he painted Lenin's face into a mural in New York's Rockefeller Center. He refused to paint that •one out and the mural was re- movd. In 1955 Rivera said in an interview with United Press that his will specified that his valuable art collection be donated to the people of Mexico. Rivera suffered from diabetes since 1940 and contracted skin cancer in 1955. After treatment by Mexican and American doctors here, he went to Moscow for cobalt treatments and announced the Soviet doctors had effected a com- Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Five about the same as for Tuesday. 'plete cure. Predictions of light snow or rainj A 6-footer—lie in Hoosier areas during the weekend failed to materialize. The only precipitation predicted- before the end of the week is a "chance" o£ light snow near the Michigan border today. weighed more Read the Classified Ads than 250 pounds most of his adult life—he was active until his death. He was thrown out of the Com- BAD BO Y— The cops carry struggling William Schjnidlin, 18, off to the cooler after the tough guy got a tenderizing with tear gas in Paterson, N. J. Wayward Willie and a. pal, Robert Day, 22, were wanted for questioning in a series ot holdups, and they held off the bluecdats for 90 minutes, boasting they would never be taken alive. Tear gas ended the srun battle. (International) town of Guanajuato Oct. 7, 1386. |on Formosa. The editorial was At the age of 3. he was drawing pictures with an ease that amazed his family. written by publisher Lee Wan Chu, whose daily Kung Lun Pao is th« only paper owned by native For- His biographers labled his trend p mosans. It appeared on the eve of in art as evolving from neo-im-jthe Kuomintang's 63rd birthday pressiomsm to cubism and mural' anniversary Sunday, painting. munist Party in 1929 for associat- j BLASTS KUOMINTANG ing with Leon Trotsky. It tookj TAIPEI OP) — Nationalist Chi- him three public appeals and a i na's most outspoken newspaper public confession of "errors" to!has condemned the ruling get re-admitted in 1954. Rivera was born in the Mexican tang and called for formation of a strong opposition political party Soothing Raliaf From ITCHY TORMENT Du» to Skin Irritations RESINOL Peru Names City Attorney PERU (UP)—The city's Democratic administration was seeking a city utilities manager today. It hired a Republican city attorney. Republican Hugh P. Lawrence became city attorney Saturday succeeding George R. Landgreve who resigned last Thursday in a dispute with his nephew, Demo- John Devine. Canadian Air Causes Snow In West Texas By UNITED PRESS A cold Canadian air mass overspread the nation's mid-section today, touching off rain and hail storms in the South and a hesrvy snow storm in a seven-county area of west Texas. Readings plunged well below freezing overnight in the cold air belt across the Great Lakes, the middle Mississippi Valley and the Ohio Valley. To the south, rain, drizzle <md fog prevailed during the night from Arkansas and Louisiana east through the Carolinas and Florida. Hail and sleet pounded parts of Alabama, with hailstones the size of golf balls causing some damage at Cullman in north-central Alabama. A severe snowstorm dumped 4 to 13 inches in west Texas, strand' ing about 200 motorists Sunday on U.S. 83 and 87 in the San Anj;elo area. Highway crews freed the motorists before nightfall. Authorities at San Angelo said the sudden., storm was one of the worst cratic Mayor Landgreve opposed Devine when;they; could remember, the mayor fired utilities manager • Snow flurries were reported Ralph Kerns. Devine told the City: across northern Michigan during Council assistant manager William • the night and in parts of the upper H. Buffington had agreed to serve i Mississippi Valley, on a temporary basis. I Temperatures from the Plains But Buffington said Saturday he would not take the job "even temporarily until some conditions are changed." He refused to say what the "conditions" were. Lawrence said he agreed to take the attorney post "because of the lack of competent legal advice at the present time and the dilemma in which the ci.ty administration now finds itself." James Volpert. the only remaining Democrat attorney here, refused the job. eastward ranged in the 40s or lower except for Florida where" a :few 70s were noted during the niitht. Weathermen predicted occasional rain continuing today in the Southeast, and partly cloudy slues with snow flurries in sections of the Great Lakes and the New E!ng- lancl states. A few showers also are expected in the Pacific North- wes;t. Elsewhere, most fair weather is forecast with some warming in the upper Mississippi Valley. Make this a Christmas "She'll Never Forget" ... With this most unusual Diamond Ring Set. $125 See our very large and unusual selec- >o tion of matching I * etS ' i | | Fernbaugh's Jewelry Store * "Where Your Credit Is Good" 416 East Brood way Priced from $37.50 to $1,000 BOB HOPE, NEW '^tymoafc TV SALESMAN, SAYS: "FILL YOUR HOPE CHEST" IT'S Plus 2 New "MONEY-AHEAD" PLY MOUTHS every week for 9 weeks 450 other valuable prizes "MONEY-AHEAD" CONTEST Fantastic ? It's; mighty near unbelievable! But true — just read this: You can win $500 a month for the resi; of your life. You can win a gleaming new "Money-Ahead" '58 Plymouth. You can win other valuable prizes. It's the Plymouth "Money-Ahead" Contest, where a lifetime of financial security is ripe for the talcing. Few things are more substantial than .money, and a lot of money is the grand prize. But this is a contest where you can win big without hauling down first prize . . . for 18 sparkling new Plymouths and" 450 other valuable prizes will be awarded. Woio here's what you do: Go into your Plymouth Dealer's and ask him for a contest blank. You don't have to be a mental giant to shoot for the big money. This contest is fun, and it's e^asy. You simply unscramble seven easy words and terms, like the one you see in the example to the right. Then add your own short version of why you'd be money ahead in a '58 Plymouth. Believe us, there are plenty of good reasons you can use: Torsion-Aire, Total-Contact Brakes, Silver Dart Style, Push- Button Driving, new Golden Commando engines, etc. Unscramble or scramble — but you better not amble — to your Plymouth Dealer soon,. 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