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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 30

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, November 10, 1957
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PAGE TWO THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, IOGA.VSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 19ST PRAISE BETTER INCENTIVE THAN CRITICISM Patience Key To Teaching Special Classes All teachers must love children, tion and the like. At the same but teachers of exceptional chil- time, the children are learning dren in special education classes • about history and geography, should love them even more than, visual aids are used considera- regular instructors, according to a i so _ The teachers try -to Robert E. Newnum, who teaches such a class at the Jefferson grade show a movie once a week and tic it in with classroom work. school here. ' A f tcr the movie they hold a dis- Along with this love, the teach- j cussion and weave in such sub- ers shoulc" be generously endowed' jects as hygiene or traffic safety, with patience and understanding, One of the current projects 'in Newnum said. However, he be- the class at Jefferson is the fnak- lieves that if the first requirement j ; ng ot traffic signs The children is present, the next two will come. ma k e the signs themselves, cut- naturally, ting them to the proper shape and Handling a class of mentally re- painting them the proper colors, tarded children is no job for a ]„ this way the children are person who becomes easily dis- helped to remember tihe msanin's couraged or is quick to criticize. | O f such signs when they are an Ni-wnum and his three assistants, the highway. Newnum said they >Irs. Gertrude Morris, Mrs. Doro-j would r,etain the meanings much thy Hipskmd and Mrs. Ann Fries longer this way than if they were know that from experience. j merely shown pictures. In their classroom work in the; The traffic signs were even used two special classes at Jefferson, to help the children with their and Washington schools, they try. spelling. The children erected the to make the children feel they are signs along the aisles in the class- doing the same work as • other children. However, their methods room, and appointed a "traffic cop." If one of the children was vary considerably and they do ! caught going the wrong way on not follow a strict routine in their j a one-way street, or failing to stop classes. I at a" stop sign, he was fined a:nd "We try to tie everything to- had to learn to spell two new gether as much as possible," Newnum said. "We have what we call a unit plan, where we find a field of interest that all the children like." For example, they may spend a morning talking about Indians. During the discussion the teachers explain elements of family life, community life, transporta- words to pay the fine. Such methods may seem umis- Special education teachers examine some of the materials with which they conduct classes at Jefferson ual, but Newnum said that he is and Washington schools. In the back row arc Mrs. Dorothy Hlpskind, left, and Mrs. Gertrude Morris. In willing to try -anything once in ! the front row are Mrs. Ann Fries anil Robert E. Newnum. (Staff Photo) order to help the children. ; "We're more interested in re- extent, i" order that they mayiers'; and educational comic books. | just starting to college can insults than methods," he said. The' live useful lives when they be. results he and the other teachers I come adults. are after, is to develop the .facili- j Much of the reading instruction One problem facing the teach-,'corporate the special courses into ers is the scarcity of text books s regu]ar four of schoo i. designed specifically for such' wiv, cubbi *a LW ucr CJlUf Li JO J.CUJJU- -ViU^li Ui LllC l^etUlllg I11SL1 UUUUU •. «*""to"*-« ^jJi-«-4J.i\-u»*j' ivi. uuv,u . . J U 1 J' L U' ties of the children to their fullest-is combined with spelling; The training. A great deal of impro-! Persons already holding teaching vising is necessary to prepare the! licenses can complete the work in — j children use regular readers, but they are on no definite time sche- A resident staff always on duty It's so reassuring to know that, with one telephone call, experienced help is on the .way. A clay and night resident staff is always on duty, ready to serve, at Kroeger's. KROEG By using a number of paper plates, cut in sections, they can demonstrate just what % or Yt or any other fraction represents. One plate is left in one piece, one is cut in two pieces, one in four pieces, and so on. Then, for example, they will have the student take two quarter sections .and place them over a East Market at Seventh Ph. 5114 DEPEND ON YOUR PHARMACIST for Professional Health Services The knowledge and skills of many years go into every prescription compounded at our drug store. Now, restock your medicine cabinet from our superior- quality supplies. Come In For Quality Toiletries CENTRAL DRUG CO. GEORGE KIMBROUGH, R. PH. 4th at Broadway Phono 31131 class work. And because no two [ about three summers. dule. As soon as they can -read children are on the same level| and understand one book they can of development, it is often neces- The most important thing here is the understanding. The teachers ments for each child. Newnum explained that one child entire sequence of courses, in which psychology, testing methods and supervised practice in The Space Race: Expert Tells Where US Stands Questions and Answers With DR. WERNHER VON BRAUN Leading American Missile Expert COPYRIGHT 1957 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EDITOR'S NOTE — The U.S. in the words of President Eisenhower is behind Russia-in development of satellites and "in some missiles in special areas.". 1 The Associated Press has obtained this exclusive signed story with Dr. Braun,- director of the gress is concerned? Jf so, wliat (satelliie and call that satellite in form do you believe these shocks " will- take? A. Yes, it is most likely that [we are in for a few more shocks. With the powerful multistage rockets they must have used to launch Sputnik II, the Soviets have a definite imn.ediate capability to fire a payload of possibly over 100 pounds on a one-way trip to the moon. Another possible surprise they may have in store for us is a Development operations division j man ? ed ascent int ° an orbit with at "the Army's Redstone Arsenal' ensuln g return and recovery. in'.Huntsvilla, Ala. Dr. Von Braun was asked a series of questions relating to the military aspects of the Sputnik program and the future of space in general. Here are his answers. Q. How do you account for the U.S.S.R.'s apparent ability to outstrip the United States in reaching into space? A. The main reason is that the on a target at will? A. Yes. In order io return the orbiting satellite into the atmosphere, it must be retarded by a short rocket blast. Once the original orbit has been accurately determined by optical and radio tracking, it is easy to calculate how much the orbital speed must be reduced in order to place the lowest point of the new orbit into the uppermost layers of (he atmosphere—say 50 mile:, up. After the satellite has thus been slowed down sufficiently, a parachute may be deployed to carry Q. Is it now possible for the | it safely to the ground. United States to launch a satellite! with the military hardware now available? Wiiat is this hardware and what could it do? A. Yes. But any further comment in this regard would have to come from the Department of Defense. By triggering the initial rctarda- g rounc j a t a carefully precalculated moment, it appears possible to restore the satellite with a sufficient accuracy to land within an area the size of European Russia. Q. What can be done by the] T t C *k ana . , sile program worth mentioning be- ff y ,, m " le s f telht , e and mlssIe iTn II tween 1945 and issr Th PSP s iv ! fieldi ?- How lon S do ?™ estimate! I O U. These six years, during which the Russians obviously laid the groundwork for their large rocket program, are irretrievably lost. The United States went into a serious ballistic missile program only in 1351, with the decisions to weaponize the Army's JPL Corporal rocket and to .develop the Redstone. Thus our present dilemma is not due to the fact, that we are not working hard eraugh now, but that we did not work hard enough during the first six to ten years after the war. Q. How long before it will be go over the material with the'may be able to do fourth grade 1 re <* ulred for state certification. i launch a rocket to the moon: How children to see how much of the i arithmetic but will be able to do 1 Persons planning such a career long before, manned space travel story they have retained. only second grade reading For| must be P re P ared to f ace many I will be feasible? How soon might Some are able to read words these reasons, no grades or ex- unLIS " al P r °Mcms not present in- we bu;ld a spaceiplatfarm orbiting but are unable to comprehend the aminations are given., instead the meaning of- the story. Others, who teachers hold occasional confer- can read only, half the words, will obtain a much greater understanding. Arithmetic is another subject the teachers consider vital. They - are taught as much as they can absorb, including simple multiplication, division and fractions. Here again, visual aids nlay an important tions, the part. To teach frac- ences with parents to keep them posted on the progress of their children. The teachers try never to criticize when work fails to measure up to expectations. They have found that praise is a much greater incentive than criticism, and they do not .hesitate to use it. Rather than tell the child that his teachers use such de- work in a certain Subject is un- vices as paper plates and milk satisfactory, they will tell him it opportunity to cartons. ' is good, but that he can do better' t " c '"^ruction. certain amount of routine is followed in the classes, .Newnum and his staff will drop it if an opportunity arises to turn a current event into an educational experience. A few days ago, the class at Jefferson school spent half tfle morning talking about "Sputnik." The discussion led to talk about the moon, and because an eclipse was scheduled for Asia sevcval days later, Newnum seized the opportunity to give some scienti- the next time. For anyone planning to become a teacher in special education classes, courses now are offered at several Indiana colleges, including Indiana State Teachers College, Indiana University, and Purdue. Indiana. State was the first to introduce a full sequence o£ halt section. Such methods present courses and is said to be one of a clear picture of how fractions are added and subtracted. Milk cartons ranging in size from a half pint to a half gallon are used' similarly. Using money and making change, is taught by playing store. Any' articles at hand, such as pencils, paper and books, are marked with prices and the children are given a supply of "play" money. With one child acting as the storekeeper and the others as purchasers, they learn to make and count change much easier than they could by other methods. The children love competition, Newnum said. Frequent spelling matches and arithmetic matches are hold to satisfy their desires for competitive games. To make sure that all the children pay attention during a spelldown, the teacher may call on anyone to spell the same word that someone else has just had. Most of the children know the ABC's, and many of them can count fairly well, but some of them are unable to identify the letters or numerals when they are out of order. Flash cards, with both printed and written characters, are of some help in overcoming this obstacle. .Newspapers and radio are used for keeping up with curreftt events. The classes have a large thermometer with a sliding scale to demonstrate how to read temperatures. The children are asked to check the temperature in the newspaper or on the radio, and then point out 'the correct spot on the thermometer. ' Other devices used in the classes are colored cubes,' which help in counting, identifying colors and developing muscular coordination; leaflets published by manufactur- the best in Indiana and nearby states. 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Manned flight to an orbit and return: four to five years. Construction of a manned space station could be tackled after manned orbital flight has become a routine. Q. Is it probable that the" U.S. public'is in for additional shocks insofar as Russian scientific pro- it will take? A. Before wo can achieve su-j DELPHI, Ind.—A $100,000 per- periority in these fields we have|sonal injury damage suit was to catch up with the present Russian lead. Even with no holds barred, I think it would still be well over five years before we could calch up with the Soviets again, because they are not likely to idly sit by in the meantime. Q. Is money a factor in the development of missiles and satellites at this time? Do you think more money is needed? Why? How much money? A, I believe that, by and large, ] our five key ballistic missile programs (Jupiter, Thor, Polaris, help run. tremendously in the long Q. With present techniques would it be possible to launch filed Thursday in federal court at Lafayette on a petition of removal from the Carroll circuit court, in which it had been filed Oct. 11. The suit was brought by Joseph H. Seele, Rockville, against Earl Ezell, U-Drive-It compan y, and U. S. Chrome Metal company, all from out of the state. The suit was the result of the collision of a truck driven by Ezel with two autos, one of which was driven by Secic, on. U. S. highway 31 near Ihe Bunker Hill Air Force base on Oct. 12, 1955. The complaint alleges that Seele was unable to work until neck injury, and thai he still is undergoing treatment. Atlas and Titan) could not be Jan 10| tn j s y^ar, because of a speeded up appreciably by increases in funds. We don't need excessive amounts of extra money—we certainly don't have to double our present missile budget. 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