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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, May 23, 1957
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Bbt Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Educational Systems in U. S., Russia Differ in Many Ways Editor's Note: Dr. Alvin C. Eurich, former acting president of Stanford University and first president of the State University of New York, is vice president and director of the Fund for the Advancement of Education established by the Ford Foundation. He recently inspected the Soviet education system, from kindergartens to universities In Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev. He Interviewed students, professors and the 1 ministers of higher 'education. By ALVIN C. EURICH Written for United Press NEW YORK (UP) - Russia and the United States are the only two great powers in the history of man that have dared to educate everybody. The Soviets in recent years have surged ahead at a terrific pace. They give much more than lip service to education; they assign ^ it top priority. In doing so theyj challenge us in an area where we think we are strong. We tend to pooh-pooh their effort at our own peril. The Russians have the advantage with clear-cut goals for their educational system. They aim to train specialists for the service of the state who are thoroughly Indoctrinated in communism. We want to educate the "whole personality" or the "total man" without knowing clearly what this their goals the means. To achieve Soviets have set up a thorough and rigid system of education which provides for few eleclives. We have developed an easy-going educational program differing widely among institutions and jchool systems. Paid While Learning Because of the importance the Soviets attach to education; They have enough teachers. Practically all of their university graduates are prepared to teach in secondary schools. About one-half of the graduates actually do go into teaching. The salaries of university professors or top educators are just about the highest paid in Soviet society. The professor's base pay is 6,000 rubles per month. For any outside work, he gets extra pay. Although a direct comparison in dollars is almost impossible, at 10 rubles to a dollar, the professor could earn $20,000 or more a year. This places him on a par with a manager of a large manufacturing plant. His base pay is about double that of a practicing physician. Furthermore, a professor's taxes and rent are low and he pays nothing for medical services or for the education of his children. As an incentive to further study, teachers are granted time off at full pay to advance their studies. Students are admitted to an institution of higher learning wholly on the basis of scholarship and examinations and not on ability to pay for an education. This means that practically all top-ranking students have an opportunity for higher education. They are paid for going to the university, the highest ranking students getting the most pay. Far from Perfect Students who drop out along the way go to farms or may get technical training. University stndents are not drafted for military service, on the theory that no kind of service can be more important than that performed by a thoroughly trained specialist. This is a striking contrast with the U.S. educational system where there is a critical shortage of at least 120,000 teachers this year and another 80,000 teachers do not meet minimum standards; where professors in large universities receive an average of $7,000 a year and those in smaller institutions considerably less; where teachers must take advanced training at their own expense; whore top ranking students can get a higher education only if they can afford to pay for it. To bo sure, it is most difficult to have clear objectives for an educational program in a democracy. Also the pressure groups clemand- dng their particular brand must be satisfied even though the result is utter confusion. To be sure, Russia's educational system is not perfect—far from it. The program is extremely rigid not only in prescribed courses but also with its requirement of a standard textbook for each course throughout the country. Also the humanities suffer with the strong emphasis on science and mathematics. H, however, the long-range cold war is to be won or lost by the supply of highly educated manpower, is it not time for us to reconsider the education of our youth? Billy Graham Bows to Union NEW YORK (UP) - Billy Graham preached a fire - eating sermon Wednesday night but for a time it appeared it might be extinguished by a pitcher of ice water even before it got. started. The sermon before a Madison Square Garden capacity crowd of 18,500 was delivered on schedule, however, after settlement cut a minor but involved squabble between Graham's aides and the Stagehands' Union over placement of a water pitcher on the speaker's lectern. Roger Hull, chairman of the New York Crusade executive committee, said tfie Graham team yielded to demands of Local 1 of the Stagehands' Union because "we felt it best not to do anything that would interfere with the success of the crusade." He said the crusade agreed' to employ two stagehands, at about $15 apiece each night, to stand by and place a pitcher of ice water and glasses on the speaker's lectern. But Willis G. Haymaker, in charge of special arrangements for several Graham crusades both here and abroad, said the men would be on duty "to perform any duties their jobs might call for— such as shifting chairs, moving pianos, and so forth." Graham spoke on "the wickedest man who ever lived--Manasseh the son of Hezekiah." The sermon fairly crackled with pungent jabs at "hypocrites and modern idolaters who worship TV, radio, novels and other entertainment. An estimated 587 persons made "decisions for Christ" following the sermon, bringing the total of Graham - influenced "decisions" to 5,064. in eight nights. Honor Grandmothers At Bureau Meeting The youngest and oldest grandmothers were honored at the Bethlehem Farm Bureau meeting last night. Potted plants were presented to Mrs. Don Hammon, youngest, and Mrs. Ethel Reed, oldest, by Mrs. Betty Qonrad. One-hundred persons attended the meeting, at which Noble township members were guests. The Reverend Harry Rea, Baptist minister spoke on "Tapestry ol Eternity". Musical entertainment included varied vocal selections and a half- hour program given by the Four Sharps from Remington, winners in a 4-H talent contest there. The quartet's selections ranged from religious to calypso. Harold Hubenthal was in charge of a brief business session. Earl Jackson of Noble township gave Sport Parade By OSCAB FRALEY United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (UP) — The most widely - traveled athlete in the world is a tall, .handsome Texan named Billy Welu, who this year will travel more than 150,000 miles giving bowling exhibitions Billy was in New Jersey Wednesday. Today he is in San Francisco. Two days later he'll be in Oklahoma City and shortly after that he'll be in Detroit. "Sure glad now I decided against either baseball or golf," smiles the 6-foot, 4-inch 220-pound- er. "I just love to travel and imagine how dull it would be spending a week in one town." , Billy, only 25 years old; could have made the grade as a catcher or a pro golfer when he left the University of St. Thomas in his native Houston. He was a big hitter in both sports and a scratch golfer at 17. Never Sorry For Choice "But I decided you last longer in bowling and besides," he says, 'while I was in school I could bowl every night and keep my hand in. So bowling it was and I've never been sorry for a moment." He shouldn't be. Now a touring exhibitionist for AMF, the relaxed easy-going young giant bowled with the national match game champions in 1954-55 and 1955-56, won the ABC doubles in 1954 and was on bowling's All - America team in 1955. Taking his B.A. degree in 1954, Billy had to decide which way his athletic inclinations led and that's when bowling won out. He hooked on with a top St. Louis team and knew .he had made a fortunate choice when, in his first year, he earned better than $10,000. You have to really be able to bowl to roll up that kind of money. Billy can. He rolled a three- game high of 300-207-266-4)83, his 806 series' is the second highest over rolled on television and right now he has a total of 10 perfect 300 games. A Memorable Occasion "A potential 300 game produced one of the funniest things that ever happened, to me," he laughs in retrospect. "There was an alley in St. Louis where I worked out a great deal and I never had rolled 300 there. "One afternoon I rolled 11 straight strikes and needed only one more for my perfect game," he added. "But as I began my approach, the heating duct over the lane broke and I was blinded by a face full of soot. The ball rolled in the gutter—and there went my Billy Welu can laugh at a memory which would turn most bowlers purple. After all, there are a lot more 300 games in the wood for this young fellow and, as he says, you can't beat the change of scenery. uu^itauu ui iiuuie luwiismp yuvu. QI D'LI C L I devotions^ Wilma Letz led group "Ian DIDle bCnOOl At Young America singing. Paul Champ was pianist. Special guests included Lawrence March, Noble township chairman; Allen McKaig, county chairman; Mrs. Nelson Rupe, district S and E leader. Pet and Hobby members met with their leaders, Mrs. Opal Champ and Mrs. Mary Hubenthal. The June meeting will be in charge of 4-H boys and gfrls. CRASH KILLS YOUTH SBBLBYVH/bE (UP) - Jtimes Robert Cassell, 18, Columbus, was killed Wednesday night when an automobile crashed into a tree south of here along Ind. 9. James Sherman Ash, 18, . Shelbyville, driver of the car, was in fair condition at a Shelbyville hospital. SCHOOL BUS CRASHES COLUMBUS (UP)-^A school bus filled with 50 high school youths collided with an automobile at a city street intersection Wednesday but nobody was hurt. Authorities said the bus would have turned over except for two trees against which it came to a stop. Seven churches of the Young America community are uniting in a Daily Vacation Bible school to be held at the Young America school beginning Monday, May 27. Classes for children from 3 to 14 years of age will be from 9 to 11 a.m. The school, open to all children of the community, will last two weeks with the exception of Decoration day, when, there will be no classes. The cooperating churches are: Young America and Upper Deer Creek Christian, Poplar Grove and Center E-.U.B., Salem Methodist, Young America Disciples and Baptists. LOCAL FAMILY IN HOLLAND This young "Dutch" family Is really all-American, despite the Dutch costumes, complete with wooden shoes. The lather is Sp. 3 Jon Scttlcmyre, son of County Treasurer and Mrs. Clarence Scttlcmyre, and his wife is the former Judy Gordon, also of Caas county. Their daughter is Jennifer, age 7',i months, Jon is in the army stationed In France. He and his family recently spent ten days visiting Holland, Luxembourg and Belgium. It was during their visit In Holland that the above photo was taken. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Lodge Will Initiate Class Next Wednesday Mother's Day class of Eagles lodge will be initiated next Wednesday .evening, it was announced at a business meeting Wednesday night. This class will be the last to be initiated under the regime of Worthy President Tom Cowell. New officers will be installed Tuesday, June 4 C. W. Zimmerman will then assume his duties a-s head of the local Aerie. A district meeting of the organization is scheduled at Winamac next Tuesday. A local delegation wi'.l attend. Attendance awards went to Leonard Foster, Jess Morgan, Augie Sundy, Ben Neumann, Joe Sylvester. Patron Eagle award went to Bob Woods. The family program will be held Friday. Dancing to the music of the Velvetones will be held Saturday, and the last adult card party will be held Tuesday. ENSEMBLE TO SING HERE The New Troy Brethren Youth Ensemble composed of teenage young people will present a sacred concert at Grace Bible church Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. The Ensemble has been heard in many Youth Rallies throughout Michigan and Indiana, They are under the direction of Rev. Richard Jackson, pastor of the New Troy Brethren church of New Troy, Mich. Wipe the interior of a refrigerator once a week with a weak solution of baking soda or borax. FOR ATHLETE'S FOOT USE T-4-L BECAUSE- It sloughs off infected skin. Exposes more germs to its killing action. IN ONE HOUR. If not pleased, your 40c back at any drug storu. Use STRONG, instant-drying T-4-L day or night. Now at Porter Drug; Busjahn Drug. BOY BREAKS ARM Robert Tarn, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Tarn, 3105 Crescent j avenue, is in St. Joseph's hospi-; tal with a broken left arm, suffered Wednesday afternoon while playing at the St. Vincent school yard. The eighth grade boy was taken to the hospital by his mother. Kokomo Man Defends Wife Who Stabbed Him KOKOMO (UP)—A 45-year-old. man came to the defense of his j wife, who is accused of attempting to murder him, in her trial Wednesday in Howard Superior Court. William Guy Atwcll said he did not believe Ms wife, Hazel Mae, 43, intended to kill him when she stabbed him in their home April SO. Atwell said his wife was on the verge at a nervous breakdown arx! that she previously had threatened him with a knife. 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Garrison, administrative assistant to Bishop Raines told the group that almost a half- million dollars, will be paid into world service by the churches of the Indiana area. He based this figure on amounts the churches of the state already have agreed to pay. The six superintendents ol the conference also reported general increases in giving to missionary enterprises during the past year. A proposed counseling program for- ministers and laymen, defeated by a vote of the conference last year, was on the agenda for today, with a special study committee of clergy and laymen appointed last year to recommend a program for the area. In other business, the :ommit- tee on world peace asked the conference "to reaffirm our reliance upon the United Nations as the most powerful and effective force for peace, and our best hope for providing the machinery to resolve international tensions." Thursday Evening, May 23. 1957. 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