The Bangor Daily News from Bangor, Maine on July 11, 1955 · 5
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Monday, July 11, 1955
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WASHINGTON tel. 2-4881 'Bangor Daily News, Monday, July 11, 1955 V ,Vr4 I ; t4 ' t -;,J 4 -x . I ' ,, , Vf; r . Vf (' S SMafe . MAINE BROILER FESTIVAL Miss Jean Partridge, of Ellsworth, center, LEFT PHOTO, was chosen Maines 1955 Poultry Queen at the Broiler Festival Saturday at the Belfast City Parle. She was crowned by Governor Edmund S. Muskie, left. -Carl De Suze of Boston, Mass., right, was master of ceremonies. The other contestants were, left to right: Margaret Mahar of Lewiston, Sandra Patten-of Llncoln-vllle, Ruth Hersom of Winthrop, Gay Soule of East Corinth, Cynthia Waters of Rockport, Diane Hilton of Norridgewock, Patricia Farwell of Hew Gloucester and Judith Eaton of Sanford. "About. 11 tons of chicken were barbecued on the huge "maln-u-pits shown. in the RIGHT PHQTO. above. A record crowd of almost 14,000 was on hand for tha eighth annual festivals -(Staff photos by Dexter Jean Partridge Of Ellsworth Crowned Broiler Festival Queen BELFAST, July 10 Pietty drk-hired Jean Partridge ernwned Milne's Poultry Queen et-the climax of the-Brller Festival here Saturday. Nearly 14,000 came to the affair a record attendance for the eight-year-old state-wide event. HELD OF NINE Miss Partridge, 30-year-old daughter of George Partridge, Ellsworth contractor, was chosen from a field of nine candidates Present for the coronation were Governor Edmund S. Muskie, casually attired in a bright red ahlrt, and the 1954 queen, Kay Avery of Sanford. The massive barbecue pita were much hotter than the Belfast City Park grounds during the day, although brisk breezes from the sea managed to add a cocling touch at timea The annual event was almost marked by tragedy, however. , ,y ith the .near drowning of Pon-ald Gav. 11, son of Mr. and Mrs Elmer Gay of Augusta, who were attending the festival. The youth was pulled from the deep part of the municipal pool at the park, by an unidentified man. He was revived with artificial respiration applied by lifeguard Darrell Paysnn, and then taken to Waldo county hospital. Blue eyed Mis Partridge, a senior at the University of Maine, was graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1952. The future teacher la five feet, fle and one quarter inches tall, and .weighs about 125 pounds. The other contestants, representing various Maine communities, were Diane Hilton of Norridgewock, Gay Soule of East Corinth, Cynthia Waters of Rockport, Sandra Patten of Lin-eolnvllle, Margaret Mahar of Lewiston, Patricia Farwell of New Gloucester, Ruth Hersom of Winthrop and Judith Eaton of Sanford. Unexpected guest at the festival were U. 3. Senator and Mrs Frederick G. Payne. Carl De Suze of Boston, Mass., L. C. TYLER St SONS CO. NOW CALL 4557 - 4558 FOR GENERAL INSURANCE a television and radio man, was master of reremonies. Mr. Harold Stone and Mra. Thelma Hatch arranged the coronation program. Judge for the event were Agriculture Commissioner Perley Fitts of New Hampshire, Agriculture Commissioner Elmer Towne of Vermont and Mra. Joseph N. Gill, wife of the Connecticut agriculture commissioner. Hungry visitor from all over the atate chewed on approximately 11 ton of chicken which were produced over the main-U pits. They then traveled up a 100-foot conveyor where pickle, roll and potato chipi were added. Other atate officials on hand included Agriculture Commissioner Fred J. Nutter and member of Governor Muskie party. State Democratic Committee Chairman Frank M. Coffin of Lewiston, Maurice Williams, the governor' executive assistant, his executive secretary. Don Nicoll, and Floyd Nute, press secretary, and Captain Thurlow Farmer and Clifford Haskins -of-the Sea and Shore Fisheries department. The governor had been cruising on the department! boat, the Explorer. Four registered nurses were on hand at the Firat Aid Station and handled more than 20 cases One woman was reported to have suffered a heart ailment, about a dozen were stricken by the heat, and there were several minor accidents. In charge was Mrs. Conrad Newton, assisted by Mrs L. Salisbury, Miss Alice Whitte, and Mra. Irene Stacey. Summer Swimming For Girls To Start Today At YiMCA The summer swimming program for girls will start at the VMCA thu afternoon at 4 o'clock, it was announced Sunday by Mrs. Betty Solon no, instructor. The program will be for Bangor and vicinity girl between the ages of seven and 14 years, and , will be held on Mondays. Wednesdays and Friday during July at 1 the same time each day. r"" v, ,m , rr L TO BE BRIDE-Mr. and Mr Clayton R. Bragdon, Sr, of Charleston, have announced the engagement of their daughter. Gloria Lynn, above, to Sgt. Dana Malcolm Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Smith of Charleston. Mua Bragdon graduated from Higgins Classical Institute in the clasa of 1955 and t now living at home. Sgt. Smith attended Charleston schools and is now serving with the U S. Army in Munchen, Germany. The wedding will take place on November 19. the 26th wedding anni-versa ry of- the pare n la of t he bride to be. Can JoIinnyRcad? Some Parents And Teachers Say No And. Blame The Modem System lEdilor'a note: In his Bangor Bally Newa aeries "Why Johnny Can't Read," Rudolf Fiewch said that -reading and spelling ge together, and that present reading programa were inadequate. In obtaining rommenl on Flrarh'e stories, the NEWS asked 26 parents and teachers for their comment.) By BETH KIHLMIRE Have you read the aeries of article "Why Johnny Cant Read", carried in the Bangor Daily News? What la your honest opinion of those articles, and of the thought expressed by Dr. Payson Smith, Maine educator, m Thursday morning's NEWS? Church Group Plans Reunion At Brooksville STONINGTON. July 10 The annual Maine District Reunion of the Reorganized Church of Jeaug Christ of Latter Day Saints, will convene at "Camp Win-niaugwamauk." Walkers Pond, Brooksville, July 16 . 24. The general theme for the week la Establish the Cause of Zion. The location of these grounds provide opportunity for all kinds of sport, a beach for swimming, volley ball court and a aoft-ball diamond. In the center of the grounds is the main tabernacle where the worship services are held. The buildings consist of, a store, new youth chapel, a girls dor-, mltory, two large two-story dormitories, a modem commissary and spacioua dining hall where meals arc served cafeteria style, and several large tent are erected as the need may demand. Daily devotions and classes for all ages are conducted each forenoon. Afternoon consist of a rest period, followed bv a three hour , period of recreation and sport. In the evening" sefVltM Ire held in the main tabernacle where a representative of the General Church will conduct a .preaching service, followed by evensong at the lakeside. The Reunion staff will consist of Apostle D. T. Williams, of Independence, Mo, Bihop T. A. Beck. Lansing, Mich., Elder Ralph Bobbitt, Philadelphia, Pa, Mrs. Ethel Squire, Brooklyn, N. Y. representing the General Council of Women, Seventy Donald Ky-ser, Jonesport; Mrs. Donald Ky-ser. district Women leader, Mr Charlotte Look. Addison, In charge of the children's program Elder Benjamin L. Carter, district president, is minister In charge. Yes a $5.00 Permanent That Has EVERYTHING! What !a it you want in a permanent wave? 3 thing! Curia that are lovely and natural looking, curia that are long lasting, curia that are eaay to manage. That why our Tamoui Five Wav is to famous. It brings you everything you want in a permanent - for only 5.00. Famous Five Cold Wave 500 Including Haircut AIR CONDITIONED FOR TOUR COMFORT OPEN MONDAY EVENING BY APPOINTMENT OPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY EVENING PERMANENTS ARE $7.50 UP PaulsKittyShay BeautySalon 11 Main 5t. (Over Crown Jeweler) Dial 3151 Six 4-H Delegates To Attend Meet In Bay State ORONO, July 10 Sjx Junior 4-H club leaders from Maine have been chosen to attend the third annual New England 4-H Junior leader' conference at the University of Ma-wachusett August 3 to n,,, Hb,rt ... o! Z'.Z.TJ Hermon. Penobscot county; Danny Bndgham, 17, of West Minot, ' Androscoggin county; Richard Jones, 17, of Steep Fall. Cumberland county; Eimmone OPINIONS FORMULATED Those question were aked of more than 20 parent and teachers in the Bangor area Friday. Some expressed a definite opinion, but were reluctant to have their names used. A few, whose children seem to be doing all right In school, didn't mad the article. But most of them had read the articles, formed considered opinion, and were willing to stand by their convictions. Mrs. Harold McKenney of 391 Broadway, co-preddent with her husband of the Little City Parent-Teacher Association, would like to see the topic discussed between parents and educators. The mother of three children, one of whom has graduated from school, one who is still in high school, and one who will be In the sixth grade- this fall, Mrs. McKenney says that the two older children Just can't read". One of them told her he didn't know how to read properly, and regretted that he had been taking so many other courses In Junior high school that he was unable to attend the class In remedial reading, which he felt he needed. I have talked with several people about the methods being used to teach reading today, she savs, "and some of them were former school teachers. They all think something should be done about the way reading and apelling are being taught. However, Mr. McKenney better progress in ' reading and spelling than the older children did, which may indicate some revision already undertaken in teaching methods FLESCH ARTICLES "UNFAIR" i A fifth grade teacher at the Pelletier, 19, of Eagle Lake; Aroos- Fruit Street School, who also is took county; Mildred Rowe, 18, of. the mother of two children, feels nd ' that the Flcsch articles are "units ir to the public school system. Mrs. Nstalie Potter, whose Litchfield, Kennebec county; Mrs. Betty Berry Swan, 21, of Dix-field, Franklin county. Accompanying the delegates and taking them to Massachusetts in her car will be Misa Margaret F. Stevens, assistant state 4-H club leader for the Maine" Extension Service. Each New England etate is sending alx Junior 4-H leader to the three-day conference. Herbert Bate 1 a atudent at Hermon high achool. He ha built up a fine dairy herd of hi own In his 4-H club project work. He will become a full-time dairyman. He is a member and Junior leader of the Milking Shorthorn 4-H Club, and has also been a member of the Hermon Progressive 4-H Club. Danny Brldghsm is In the eighth year of 4-H club work. He has been Junior leader of his 4-H club in West Minot for two years. nd is also junior assistant leader of the Twin County 4-H Tractor club. He has been a county winner In the 4-H club tractor and dairy projects. Richard Jones I president or the newly -organized Curr.oerland County Junior 4-H Leadership Association. He is in his seventh year of club work, and has helped younger 4-H members greatly. Hi mother la leader of a new girls club In Steep Falls. Simmone Pelletier has been a junior 4-H club leader for fo'J years, has been a blue ribbon 4-H winner several timea, and has been a delegate to both State 4-H Club Camp afid State 4-H Club Contest. She placed second In Maine In the State 4-H Dress Revue last year. She graduated from high achool this year, Mildred Rowe Is Jn her seventh year of 4-H dub work. She has completed 12 4-H club projects, nil receiving top honors. She assists In leading her mother' 4-H club of 35 girls, doing much of the clothing instructional work. Mrs. Betty Berry Swan, a atudent at Farmington State Teachers' College, was a national 4-H club clothing winner In 1952. A 4-H club member for eight years, she has been Junior leader for two years. She has helped ter younger brothers and alster, who are members of her 4-H club. daughter has graduated from high school and who son is now attending Bangor High School, concur with Dr. Payson that Flesch's opinions are unsupported by facts. "There are many facet of the problem, says Mrs. Potter, "but I agree with Dr. Payaon regarding the Flesch articles. Her two children, both of whom learned reading and spelling un-' der the present methods in the public schools, are "avid and ' rapid readers, Mrs. Potter says.' She ha taught achool In the State of Maine for many years. and is now attending summer sea- ; siona at the University of Maine. (ADVIRTISEMTENT) ASTIir.M FACTS iMuiKidj ( hat found von. drful frodom front frofhiin( thoklnf tnuRhlrv. diltlfuH hroathlrf Od nriT demrorinf tun, of Smnrliixl Alhm nd BmorhlU with MKNDACO. which u.uillv aoIrltiT htoi Inn.-n and ro-wnto thick, a'ranfltni mu-u. Thua Hitt, eou(hlrf and ttrotroi f- , hrarhln and aoundor aln, 0 MlNDAno ond-r ? kuk suaraatat at drtiffUla Donald W. Parker, accountant at the Eastern Trust and Banking Company, who la active in the Fifth Street PTA. has read the Flesch articles with a great deal of interest, as well as the article by Dr. Payaon. "VERY DISSATISFIED "Mr. Parker and I are very dissatisfied with the progress made bv our boys, said Mr. Parker. The oldest of their three son will enter the ninth grade In September, the second will atart Junior high school this fall, and the youngest is in the "Alice and Jerry stage of reading, Mra. Parker saya. Mr. Parker atate that he firmly believe In the phonetic system of teaching reading, and la as firmly opposed to the present system. Mrs. Parker aav ahe tries to keep an open mind on the aubject, but the middle boy Juat can't read or apell. "Our oldest son is a good reader, but he learned most of that at home. ahe say "Our middle boy can't even spell the simplest words, and he's going Into Junior high this Jail I don't see how he'll ever make out. I've talked to other mothers, and they feel the same way I do about it. Their youngster Just aren't able to read Both parents are definitely In agree with the Flesch article "And our youngest is starting out to learn the same way the other two d.d, savs Mrs Psrker. "o I don't see that the method have chanced much EMPHASIS OS PHONETICS Mrs. Thomas Davis of Vetzie. former teacher and mother of five children, thoroughly agree with Pleach, and feels that more emphasis should be placed on teach lng phonetics. "I realize that teaching method hve changed since I taught school, but we used to have perhaps one child in a class of 40 who could not read or apell. That Isn't so today." she say. "How can a child learn to love reading when he can't read?" ahe cohtmued. The Da via children received help from their parent in phonetic In their early school years, and the result have convinced Adlails 111 LAKE FOREST, Dl., July II (AP) Adlal Stevenson ha been a patient at the I.aka Forest hospital tinea Thursday suffering from what hit doctor described a bronchial pneumonia. Hia condition was reported today to an of virtual recovery. Hi physicians said that he probably would be discharged from the hoopital tomorrow, but that he would have te rest at hi home for another week or II day. Stevenson, the 1952 Demo-eratie nominee for Trendent, was suffering from a severe cold when he addressed delegates to the annual convention of the National Education Ann. In Chicago- last Monday. Piscataquis Plans Modern Court Itouse, County Building DOVER-FOXCROFT, July 16 Final plans for rebuilding -the Flscataqula County court house have been approved by County Attorney Matthew Williams, Sheriff Harold E. True and County Commissioner Maurice C. Horne and Edmund Musty of Greenville. It la expected that the job will get underway some time during August. The mat may reach $200,666, official aaM. Tracy Named President Of H. C. I. Trustees CHARLESTON, July lfc-Wil. liam A'. Tracy has been elected president of (he Higgins Classical Institute ' board of trustees. Other officers ere; R. Leon Williams, vice president; Horace D Ridlor), aerretaj-y ndN. Harold Rich, .treasurer. Elected to the board of tnis-tees-for perto4-of three veaw were: the Rev, Etmer N. Bentley, D. Eugene B. Wyman, Clyde Russell, Clarence N. Tierce, Oswald T. Rorelle, Mrs. Vina P.' Adam and Mrs, Leone D, Nutting. 1 Committees named were; executive committee, N. Harold Rich, Dr. Frank D. Weymouth, William A. Tracy, Oswald T. Rozelle, Horace D. Ridlon, Franklin A. Higgins, Hollis A. Soule and R. Leon William. Committee on instruction, Horace D. Ridlon, the Rev. Elmer N. TRAINS MOVE AGAIN WEST BETHEL, July 10 (AT) Freight and pa.ssenger are moving again today on the Port-land-Montreal main line of the Grand Trunk Railroad blocked yesterday when a "sun kink" In the track derailed a local freight. Railroad officials said the track was opened at 0 p. m. last night after one car was put back on new track. One Portland bound passenger tram was held up by the accident. No one was injured. Mr. and Mrs. Davis that phonetics are essential in teaching a child to read and spell. Mrs. Raymond Curran of Maple street also has read the Flesch article and belieies from her own experience that phonetic must be used in teaching reading to children. She now ha two son in school, and believes that a basis of phonetics i absolutely essen tial if a child is to be able to read in later year She, too. has discussed the article with other parents, and finds that they are generally In agreement with Flesch Farmingdale Mother Fatally Injured In Turnpike Accident YORK, July 16 (AP) A Farm-ingdale mother died as a result ct an automobile crash today whil ahe was on her way to visit a daughter In a Springfield, Mass., crippled childrens 'hospital. Mrs. Sadie Hart, 29. succumb1 it a Portmouth, N. H hospital hours after a car driven by her husband James, 29,- struck a bridge abutment about eight mile from the southern end of the Maine Turnpike. Hart, who was seriously Injured, told State Police he and hi wife were on their weekly trip to visit their daughter at Springfield's- Shriner'a Hospital when he fell asleep at the wheeL Bentley and Clyde Russell. Committee on instructors, Mrs. Vina P. Adams, Paul L Ramsdell end the Rev. John S Pendletrn. Committee for counsel, Leon 8. Thoraen, the Rev. Elmer N. Benttey,- R. Leon Williams,' Wil- liam A. Tracy, ex.officto. i Committee oh library, Mrs. Hollis A. Soule, Mrs. Ethel H. Berk. Horace D. Ridlon, N. Harold Rich, William A TTacy end ; Principal Leon B. Meader, ex-officlo. - - - - ' Luncheon -wa- served by Mrs. - Leon B. Meader, assisted by H IV; - H Dr- R id Ion i M r. N. K. Rich and Mra. W. A. Tracy. DEALER Electric Fans siia end prices DAKINS Banger Woterville KffiEEr.TA I saveTlhrnightj lets you sleep in comfort! v 'V V ! - 1.-;-' Get heavenly relief from hot aun-burn-in as little es 3 seconds! 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