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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Tuesday, December 29, 1953
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Page Two Ih» Perlimeuth H»rald, Portsmouth, N. H. Tuesday Evening, December 29, 1953 Portsmouth Hi($h School Groups Sponsor Yule Parties, Programs By PEGGY ANN SHEA A Christmas assembly was held for Seniors and Juniors Wednesday morning. Byron Cyr, Bart Dalla Mura and Paul Slawson, midshipmen at Annapolis, spoke to the students about the Naval Academy. This was lollowed by carol singing directed by Clarence B. Sehirmer The regular meeting of the Future Homemakers of America was held recently-. These girls decorated a Christmas tree and sold Christmas corsages which they had made. All of the girls brought toys for the "Toys for*"Tot" drive. Junior Bird Club Organized in School At York Village YORK--The Junior Audubon Club at the Village School recently received word that it has been given official recognition by the Maine Federation of Garden Clubs. The club, whose membership is made up of Grade 6 pupils, was organized last September by Mrs. On Dec. 18, a party was held by the Junior Class of hrfme economics students for small children between the ages of one and a half and four. Children attending were Wendy Barboza, Joyce Barnaby, Charlene Lawrence, Nancy Marshall, Cheryl Tilley, Gene Marconi, Perry Shaw and Terry Shaw. At the Christmas meeting of the Latin Club, Christmas carols were sung in Latin by the members. A play on Roman holiday customs was presented with Janice Edwards. Arlena Pierce, Carole Ricordan, James Oeser, William Palmer and David Verrette parti- Schools Neglecting to Foster Interest in Science U.S. Youngsters cipating. STUDENT FLASHES- Congrat- ulstions to Bruce Dearborn on being the recipient of the B'nai B'rith Award . . . ,Try-outs for the annual Clipper Minstrel Show will be held Jan. 6 . . . . The Christmas baskets prepared by the National Honor Society and Girls' Hi-Club were presented in time for Christmas . . . Several Seniors will take the College Board Examinations in Exeter on January 9. Portsmouth High graduates of former years, attending various colleges and home for the Christmas vacation, visited school during the Althie Wyman, Grade 6 teacher at holidays. . . .The first rehearsal of the band after the reopening of school will be held on January 4 . . . . Even though this is vacation for most of the students, let's support the basketball team at the games this week . . . . Your reporter extends to the readers of this column best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year! the Village School. Mrs. Stephen Merrill, bird chairman for the Old York Garden Club, and Mrs. John W. Corning, state president of the Audubon Society, assisted in organizing the club and sponsored the group for membership in the Audubon Society. * * * During the fall the children studied plants. The class project for the winter will be bird study. The youngsters plan to study the habits of winter birds and hope to build and maintain feeding stations for birds. Project? for the spring include a I American college newspapers start- flower contest and studying native ! « d tnree weeks of sightsgeing in wild flowers. Treasure hunts and ' t h e Soviet Union today, field trips also are planned. They include Dean Schoelkopf, editor of the University of M'n- nesota Daily; Dave Barney, editor of the Reed Quest, Reed College, Allen K. Gjirrity, USAF, who is [ Portland, Ore.; Craig E. Lovitt, Student Editors Touring in Russia MOSCOW m--Seven editors of Ignore Best-Paying fields for Careers By DOUGLAS LARSEN WASHINGTON (NEA)--American schools, through neglect, are j causing the nation's youngsters to bypass the most lucrative career field that exists today. This conclusion was reached simultaneously ant/ independently in a report made to the Ford Foundation-sponsored Mid-Century Conference on Resources for the Future, and in a study of public schools in 42 states made by the National Education Association. The careers which American children are ignoring partly because of their own laziness, it is craimed, are in the field of science. This includes engineering, where the greatest shortage of all exists, in addition to the broad fields of medicine and industrial scientific research. Positions in these professions and occupations are among the most highly paid, too. Despite this demand, "there are those who advocate that the teaching of physics and chemistry be abolished in the great majority of high schools," says Earl P. Stevenson, reporting to the Ford Foundation. He is a noted scientist and advisor to the Atomic Energy Commission. "Man's insatiable curiosity concerning the physical world is the greatest resource of all a« we face the problem -of indefinite growth in a finite world," he ^ays, "demanding more science education. "Yet this educational process now appears to be breaking down at the first stage," he warns, "and we are in danger of not develop- SIDE GLANCES ing and conserving this renewable resource." "You got him that water pistol for Christmas -- and am I glad you finally got home!" Berwick High Journalism Club Lists Topics for Essay Contest Junior High Senior Corps Hears Y M C A Head By MARJORIE LEVY Senior Corps met last Tuesday. Raymond Tom presided at the meeting. After the business session Mr. H. Belmont Gould from the YMCA gave a talk on "The Great Outdoors." Judith Doucette sang "White- Christmas." Alan Brooks and Larry O'Leary did a ventriloquist act. Earline Faulkingham and Peggy O'Donnell sang a duet. The Senior Corps Band played a few selections and the rest of the program was community singing. It was .a very interesting and s enjoyable program. v Last Wednesday at noon the Christmas pageant was presented. The name of the pageant was "Adeste Fidelis." Taking part in the pageant were Phyllis Schur- man, William Miller, Katherine i We would also like to thank all Margeson, Franklin Davis, David!the understudies and people who M«».,I.- ,,,,..,..,,_,_._ -,.. work ed behind the scenes: Howard Fogg, David Knight, Marco Vinciguerra, William Ellis, Albert Rockwell, Winifred Pace, Marilyn Brown, Nancy Locke, Janet Foster, Barbara Whitehouse, Joanne Carlisle, Paul Amazeen, John King. Margaret Gray, Nancy Garland and Shiela Drew. The prop committee consisted of Carolyn Seavey, Virginia Veino. Sandra Chase, Jean Russell and Brenda Hopkins with the wonderful direction of Barbara Whitehouse. We would also like to thank the make-up department and the costume department for the wonderful work that they did. It was truly a beautiful pageant and everybody did an excellent job. Ronald Prince, Richard Abbott, Richard Whitehouse, Constantino Lucas. Sylvia Fusegni, Phyllis Gouse. Nancy Connors, Dorothy Garland, Joyce Daley, Constance Howell, Gail Wennberg. Myra Thomas, Patricia Bradley, Richard Conlon, Brian Bunker, William Powell, Judy Powell, John Henson, Lois Raymond, Halford MacLane, Glenn McCombe. James Goodwin, Kerry Plaisted, Richard Bean, Steve Bethea, Donald Dunton, Charles Castellano, Harold Dow, Ronald Davis, Janet Kovnit, Eileen MacDonald, Nan,cy Rhodenizer, Janet Robinson, Earline Faulkingham, Judith Doucette and the Grade 8 choir. Newmarket High New School Hours in Effect Jan. 4 Lee Notes stationed In Texas, is home on leave. Garrity and his mother, Mrs. Bertha Garrity of Providence, H I., were recent guests of his grandmother. Mrs. Belle Garrity. The Lee Church carol singers, under the leadership of Leonard Wentworth and Clayton Gray, were the holiday. out caroling during Among the homes visited were Mrs. Fred True and Mrs. Belle Garrity. ,, Mrs. Katherine oJncs recently called on Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rey- j i a!) t few months" nolds and Mr. and Mrs. Albert ' Adams of Rochester. Adams left the Portsmouth Naval Hospital for the holidays, but expects to return for further treatment. Recent visitors at the home of Mrs. Belle Garrity were Rev. Henry Hayden, chaplain of the Student Council at UNH; Clayton Gray, pastor of the Lee Congregational Church; Mr. and Mrs. Jones Tuttle and Mrs. Forest James of Dover; Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Morey, Maj. Alice Dudley, WAF, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brady, David Fay and Mrs. Ralph Farmer. Carol singing, readings and exchange of gifts were held at the recent Christmas party of the Lee Grange. A feature of the evening was the playing of a record made by Leonard Wenant of Mrs. Belle Garrity, a bedridden member, with a holiday message. editors of the Knox Student, Knox College, Galesburg,- 111.; William C. Ives, associate editor of the Knox Student; Gregory Shuker, editor of the Daily Northwestern, University, Evanston, 111.; Richard Elden, associate editor of the Daily Northwestern; and Richard E. Ward, managing editor of the University of Chicago Maroon. The seven make up the second group of U.S. college editors admitted to the Soviet Union in the Christmas Carol Staged by Pupils DURHAM--The Grade 7 English class presented Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" to pupils of Grade 6F, 6C and 8 at the Center School Friday. Participating were Clark Granger, Frederick Brown, Helen Moss, Richard York, Linda Zimmerman, Helen Brett and Fred Gilman. Mrs. Philip Wilcox supervised the production. ty, held for the benefit of the Jeremiah Smith Grange, were Ernest Menter, Miss Esther Garrity, Mrs. Ijner Andreason of Portland and Mrs. Blanche Ball. The card parties will continue after the first of the year. Brentwood * Notes Mrs. Florence Morley of Hart's Location was a Christmas dinner guest at the Graves 'homestead. Mr. and Mrs. Austin Prescott of Exeter spent the past holiday with 1 their daughter, Mrs. Hollis Pevear " | and family. The Journalism Club is sponsoring an essay contest for Ber- unique w i c k High School students. The essays, not to exceed 500 An independent study made by ' words, will be based on the fol- the Future Scientists of America, i lowing three topics: "W'hv I ...!iu A U -- T » r _ i : i w-i i: _ * " ' " Should Further My Education," with the National Education Association, offers up several reasons why students are not taking more science courses in school, despite obvious future opportunities in the field and the obvious tremendous interest of American kids in scientific-type toys, the mysteries of space travel and atomic subjects. A big cause of this trouble, a spokesman for the FSAF says, is the very late start the schools make in teaching scientific subjects. He insists such subjects as nuclear energy, jet plane flight and electricity can start being taught in kin- degartens and on up "What Makes School Spirit?" and Strip Teaser Pleads Guilty to Kidnaping MUSKOGEE, Okla. (Ifi -- Mrs. Tommie Dene Doughty, 17-year-old unrepentant kidnaper of a 5-month- old Indiana child, today faced a 21- year-term in federal prison for the crime. Mrs. Doughty, former carnival , . strip teaser, pleaded guilty yester- They re doing it successfully in , day to abducting the infant son of some advanced schools such as in | Mr . and Mrs . R icharcl Lee Stammer Cleveland he says. However, the great mass of schools don't begin teaching such subjects until about the ninth grade. The FSAF study involved a poll of 425 science teachers in schools located in 42 states with a total enrollment of 326,000 students. * * * The responses were frankly self- critical. Here are some of their replies: "Many promising students arc not allowed to elect science courses due to group scheduling and poor counseling by home room teachers." "Our guidance people are not sufficiently acquainted with the needs of industry nor of the opportunities." "Too much money spent on while baby-sitting with the boy in Evansville, Ind. Her attorneys, appealing for a suspended sentence, said Mrs. Doughty had a mother complex because she had lost a baby of her own psychiatrists ruled her sane. After her arrest at her Bokchito, Okla., home, the young kidnaper said she, would take the child again if given the chance. The boy was recovered unharmed. Ladies Aid to Elect Officers Tomorrow KITTERY POINT--Election of officers will be held at the all day meeting of the Ladies' Aid Society of the Baptist Church tomorrow at the church. A covered dish luncheon will be handicapped, not enough on gift- served flt n o o n _ Tne progra ^ Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. /Reynolds and family. Miss Norma Brown, George Lavis and Mr. and Mrs. John H. Dudley spent Christmas Day with Mr. and Mrs. Elwin L. Reynolds in Exeter. The Congregational Church will "The dynamic nature of the scientific and engineering helds tends to make obsolete or inadequate science textbooks, labora- 1 will include the annual Christinas party an exchange of gifts Mr. and Mrs. John Laffin of Bos- [ be reopened next Sunday. Chester ton, Mass., and Mr. and Mrs. Don- ! Hall, retired secretary of aid Thompson and family of Win- ' Ihrop, Mass, were recent callers «t the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fisher. Mrs. Fred YMCA in Wakefield, Mass. the will speak. The service will be held at 10:45 a.m. Pvt. David W. Fuller, USA, son True has returned i of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Athertori 1 is home after being a recent patient j at Fort Dix. N.J., where he has i been assigned to Co. C 60th Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. j Harold Hutchmson Jr., USN. is spending a leave with his folks, at a Boston hospital. Mrs. Ralph Farmer spent the Christmas holiday with relatives in Manchester. Mrs. Ijner Andreason and daugh- 1 Mr - and Mrs ' Harold Hutchinson ter of Portland spent the past weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Menter. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fisher spent Christmas day with Mrs. Elsie Fisher of Durham. Maj. Alice Dudley, WAF. who is stationed at Dayton. Ohio, is home on a leave. She expects to be home tor's storehouse of information." Another root of the trouble is the drastic shortage of science teachers in the public schools. Tn 1950 there was a shortage, too, but today there are 49 per cent fewer than there were then. In addition to causes attributable to their own shortcomings and a scarcity of their numbers science teachers cite the reasons for decline of interest the revelation of this year's secret pals. Other church activities include the prayer meeting tonight at 7 led by John Cwiertniewicz. The choir will rehearse after this meeting. I'he Young A d u l t group will meet By JANET BURLEIGH Wednesday night the students of the Newmarket schools gave a repeat performance of the Christmas concert which they presented at the High School. The Junior Glee Club~ sang 'Deck the Halls," "O, Little Town of Bethlehem," "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas," Luther's "Cradle Hymn," "Up On the House-Top," "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" and "Silent Night." The Newmarket School Band played "Joy To the World," "Oh, Worship the King" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful." Mrs. Jean Crocker, wife of the director, sang "O Holy Night" and "Gesu Bambino." The Senior High Girls Glee Club sang "How Greatly Thou Art Individual conferences with" the i Glorified" and "The Sleigh." The Juniors will begin in January. "The Importance of Personal Appearance." They will be judged Jan. 5 by members of the Journalism Club, under the direction of the faculty advisor, Frederick Lotfey. Principal * Lloyd Hatfield has completed his semi - annual conferences the Seniors relative to their post-graduation plans. The Commera) Christmas play. Club's annual "A Christmas for the O'Tooles," held Wednesday, was a success. The play was under the direction of Miss Martha Decatur. S t a g e manager a n d prompter was Betty Brown and in the church vestry at Thursday. Joann Wakefield was mistress of ceremonies. Recent alumni vistors \vere 1 Miss Doris Martel, Class of 1951,a junior at the University of Maine; George Blood, Class of 1953, attending Husson's Business College in Bangor; Miss Marjorle Johnson, Cla«s of 1953. attending Gorham State Teachers' College; and Miss Eleanor Brooks Class of 1953, at the Zion Bible School in Providence, R.I. Fremont Notes Fremont Grange will hold Its installation of officers Jan. 11 Mrs. Martha Greene and suite will install the officers at this special meeting, Ralph Holmes Is a patient at Exeter Hospital. Visitors at the Howard Cove home on Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Norris Gove, Miss Jessie Gove .and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gill and family of Prospect Park, Pa. The Freeman Emerson family spent the Christmas holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Frye of North Hampton. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gove and Mrs. Nellie Corson of Fremont spent Christmas day with Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Milbury of 'Oast Kingston. Others in the party weie Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dollard of Combined Glee Club, boys and girls, sang "Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring," "What Child Is This" and "The Night pefore Christ- were put up by Janet Burleigh, Robert deRochemont, Charles Latour, Charlyn Stevens and Marilyn Stevens. s =;: $ Wednesday morning the Junior Class sponsored the annual Chrift- mas assembly with Sant* Clans and the like. The Glee Clubs provided the entertainment by singing Christmas carols and "The Night Before Christmas." The presents were distributed by Santa Claus and his helpers. An announcement was made at the beginning of the Christmas assembly which put a damper on the happy holiday spirits for a few minutes. But when everyone realized that the announcement was for the best, the merry spirits returned. Starting Jan. 4 when we return from Christmas vacation, school will be in session until 2:30 ill the afternoon. This will be so that all class periods will be the mas." The decorations in the hall length required by the state. Choir Mothers to Serve Luncheon A luncheon for business people will be served tomorrow at St, John's parish house on State St. between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mrs. Curt Ford, chairman, will be assisted by members o£ the Choir Mothers Guild Those who will assist include Mrs. John Henshall, Mrs. Harry Jones, Mrs. Edward Berry, Mrs. James Johnson and Mrs. Robert H. Dunn. These luncheons are served every Wednesday by the various church organizations for the benefit of the parish house building fund. PORTSMOUTH HARDWARE m*Plt/HBIN6 SUPPLY CO. Commander Harry Silver of the Newmarket American Legion Post presented our state champion track team with jackets for their outstanding work these past two years in winning the stale competition twice. The jackets are black with red trim and have the boys names on them. nesday and will continue until Jan. Christmas vacation began Wed- Tax Information EXETER--A copy of Extension Bulletin No. 120, "Farmer's 1953 Income Tax" is now available and can be secured by writing or contacting James A. Purington, county agricultural agent, at 61 Water St., Exeter. The 32 page bulletin covers various topics pertaining to the 1953 Income Tax and is free upon request. The first public school built in Portsmouth was erected in 1709 near the more than century-old Haven school. How To Hold FALSE TEETH More Firmly in Place Da your false teeth annoy and embarrass by slipping, dropping or wobbling when you eat, laugh or talk? Just sprinkle a little FASTEETH on your plates. This alkaline (non-acid) powder holds false teeth more firmly and more comfortably. No gummy, gooey, pasty taste or feeling. Does not sour. Checks "plate odor" (denture breath). Get PASTEETH today »l any drug counter. .... HUT. UNH Faculty Club Holds Yule Party 7 p. m. | Auburn and Mr. and Mrs. Sh.'r- burn Gove and family of East Hartford, Conn. science courses: "Too many from science until Jan. 3. Maj. Dudley and her sister, Mrs. Carl Sanders, recently visited their cousin. Miss Emma Bartlett of Exeter, who is 95 years young. On Honor Roll RYE--Daryl E. Wilson of Rye and James A. Wright of North Hampton have been placed on the honor roll at the New Hampton School. LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE The Annual Meetlns of the FliM National Bank of Portsmouth. N.H.. fo. the choice of Director; or any other business that may legally r-rfore the mpttlnt;. will on held et "if Bank'ng Hcmse on Tuesday. Janu- a r y 12. 1954 at 10 a.m. GEORGE A. TREFETHEN Cashier 3t d9.15.29 NOTICE The BUbmcnber gives notice that he !'..« been duly »ppo!nt«d Conservttor :or Chester B. Fogs of Portsmouth In h» County of Hocklngham All persons Indebted to »nld ward ; r * requested to make payment, and .-11 having claims ta present them for a 'usrrnent. Dated December 24. 1953. THOMAS H. B1MES at To Get Colder BOSTON WU-The temperature in New England the next five days will average about 2 degrees above the seasonal normal with mild weather Wednesday followed by colder by late Thursday or Friday and continued cold over the weekend. Some normals for the period: Boston 30, Providence 31, Nantucket 33, New Haven 30, Concord, N.H., 21, Burlington 19, Portland 22, Eastport 23, Greenville 14 and Presqne Iste 13. At Boston the normal maximum temperature during this period is 37 and the normal minimum temperature is 23. Precipitation during this period will on the average total over '/: Inch occurring as rain late Wednesday and Thursday but possibly becoming mixed with or changing to snow on Thursday. afraid it average." Will students shy away because they are lower their grade * * * "It is difficult to sell a long- range idea of future occupation in science. Many of our students can obtain jobs paying more than the beginning science jobs with no further training." Many science teaches also f e e l that they are handicapped by the general tendency of schools to "de- emphasize subject matter " They further claim that too many elementary teachers have social science majors and as a result "pay as little attention to science as they can." As a result, they claim, most students reach high school with a minimum of interest in science. DURHAM--Seventy-five mem- | bers and guests of the Faculty Club ln j held a Christmas party Saturday at Notch Hall. Square dancing and carol -ing- ing were followed by an exchange of gifts. Refreshments were server!. Paul Holle was master of ceremonies and Avery Rich, called the square dances. Music was provided by the following University of New Hampshire faculty members, President Robert F. Chandler Jr., Maj. Frank E. Kirby, Reginald W. King, Allan Owen and Eugene H. Leaver. PORTSMOUTH FISH LOBSTER CO. Quality Seafood of All Kindt Phone 2407 (Foot of State St.) Wholesale Retail LQOKiM fOR A GOOD USED CAfi ?j FORD DEA1ER - 11 NOTICE ' A n n u a l New Year's Eve Dance, Kittery Grange Hall, Thursday. , Dec. 31. Dancing 9-1. Come and ( bring your friends. adv. i NOW AT NTW Dorotho Maternity Fashions 61 Market St. T«l. 4440 Suits - Smocki - Skirti - Dretics Slack:i . Girdles - Brai, etc. "Fash i«s lor your entrance Into motherhood" -- SALES and SERVICE (NTERSTAFE WIGUWAV PORTSMOUTH. H 4 rum i m _ 3 VARIETIES--small pea, yellow eye, red kidney J U I M M A M t M O i l l U C O M P A N Y , y p M l A M O . 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