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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE THREE Minsker and Johnson Address Teachers at Orientation Program By JAMES KVLP Telegraph Staff Writer School personnel has the future of about 12,000 students at stake, and the students' greatest heritage is knowledge, Dr. J. B. Johnson, superintendent of Alton schools, said today at an orientation of school district teachern. In another talk to the teachers, Board of Education president Robert Minsker declared the school staff has a real challenge before it this year. Johnson told the group at Alton High School auditorium that, "We have nothing to apologize for in our schools, neither cast, program or efficiency." The school system, he said, is operating a sound educational program at a reasonable cost as compared to other systems. 'Wo Must Improve' However, he added, "This gives us no reason to be self-satisfied. We must improve. We should not be satisfied with 'good enough.' When we become self-satisfied we start to fail." Areas in which school personnel must be concerned with improving, Johnson said, include those which involve the psychological influence of the program on pupil, parents and community. "If the people are unhappy, our efficiency of operation will be lowered and the pupils will suffer now and in the future." School personnel must also be concerned about the size of classes, teaching methods, testing, grading, individual study, Independent thinking, and all other plans that fit together to help shape the entire educational program, Johnson said, "These activities," he pointed out, "cost the taxpayers money, and we must use the tax dollar wisely." He added that it costs more to educate 12,000 students than it does 10,000 and said that the district's lines of communication must relay this infirmation to the public. Johnson urged each teacher, principal, supervisor, and all other school employes to make a self- analysis of their work and evaluate its effectiveness, followed with an attempt to show improvement. This, he said, "will make our good program a better program and the pupils will profit for years to come." Minsker, citing the damaging effect which resulted when curtailments began in the school district, said that following the public approval last January of an educational fund tax increase, "We are now in the process of rebuilding our educational program." Minsker termed it "unfortunate" that many people do not understand the complex problems in operating a progressive school program, and "hence don't realize that it cannot be turned on and Look! girl's in nel Comfortable Cushioned fnso/et • Black Flannel • Gray Flannel • Red-and-Black Plaid Flannel • Bed Canvas • Blue Canvas • White Canvas Sizes: N-6-10 These are the shoes that rat* cheers from the school setl They give busy feet day-long protection, are perfectly comfortable, wear well. 6,000 Watch 2-Day Boat Races on Lake off, as a light switch may be." Teachers, he pointed out, must je rehired to teach specific subjects previously curtailed, suppliei surchased, curriculum restored, classroom space assigned, and so on. "we are proceeding to do this as rapidly as possible," he noted. The board president declared | that, "When we turn off the switch on taxes that support the needs of our schools, we are turning off the light of knowledge for a good many students." Dropouts Start at Home Touching on the problem of overcrowding in the district, he said that the schools in Alton, nevertheless, are "doing an outstanding job in educating those students who are in school regardless of their individual differences and abilities. . ." Minsker added that the dropout cause is only remotely connected with schools. He said that problem starts in the home. "Our American society," he said, "is founded on the bedrock of home, church, and school; but if the home cannot do its job adequately and get the youngster to church or to school, these two institutions cannot do their job." Minsker called dedicated teach ers the "cornerstone" of the educational program, and added that the records being achieved by Alton graduates as they go to the universities or into business "speaks more eloquently than we can of the job you are performing." However, he said, when the achievement of maximum results is not the goal in the classroom, students lose something they can never regain. Man Not Dead Two men reported to Alton police Monday morning that they saw a man lying in the city dump. Rats were crawling over him and he was either dead or drunk, they said. Police investigated and found the man alive and sent him on his way. To Address WCTV Evangelist Johnny Rion of Belleville will be the guest speaker Thursday at the annual dues day and fall institute of the Upper Alton Woman's Christian Temperance Union. The program will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Peck Memorial Hall. A potluck dinner will be served at noon. By HAROLD BRAND Telegraph Outdoor Editor Six-thousand persons lined McAdams Highway during the weekend to watch motor boat races. The Alton Pirates Outboard Boating Club's series ,of eight pleasure boat races was staged Sunday afternoon on Alton Lake west of Clifton Terrace, and on Monday afternoon the Missouri Valley Boating Assn's series of 10 [professional and semi-professional races. Before the races started on each day, 10 skilled waterskiers performed. Marion Clark soared around the course, Sunday, holding on to a water kite. He was joined by Tom King on Monday, two kites in unison. Jim Crow performed skiing barefoot. Pyramids, slalom, mixed doubles were some of the other acts. One boat, operated by Cliff Olney, flipped on a turn Sunday causing three other craft, piloted by Kenny Nicholas, John Woods, and Emmet Homfeld, to collide. No one was hurt. The race was stopped and re-run later. Ted Gutweiler was thrown out of his boat in the D Hydro class and was taken to a hospital for treatment to an injured foot. During one ski act, Bill Robinson, 17 fell and suffered a severe head laceration when he was struck by his slalom ski. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. There were 23 entries in the pleasure boat events and more than 40 in the Sunday races John Dortch of St. Louis was declared high-point driver Sunday with a score of 1,225. Winners in the Sunday events were Class XX, Durane Mont gomery; D Class, Art Shaw; E Class, Gary Holmes; F Class Emmett Homfeld; G Class, James King; H. Class, King; I Class Daniel Porter; Unlimited Class Kenneth Kitson. Sunday semi-professional win ners were A Utility, Larry Au tenreith, B utility, George Camp- Reports Theft Of Two Bicycles Dr. Gordon F. Moore, 1124 Washington Ave., reported to Al ton police Monday afternoon tin theft of two bicycles from his garage sometime Sunday night. In another theft report, Walte: Orizzle, 1500 E. Fourth St.,. reported Monday afternoon the los of a box of clothes from his ca parked in front of his home. The box contained three pairs o trousers, six shirts and som socks and handkerchiefs. THE HAGUE—An American publicist has opened a Dutch office. Hit by Car Doing 100 MPH, Engaged Pair Escapes Death Both wedding and education plans were changed for an Alton girl and her fiance, when their car was struck headon by another moving 100 miles an hour near Tucumari, N. M. Saturday evening. Miss Ann Bryan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bryan of 1901 Seminary St., was riding west with her fiance, Peter Ruger, and Worry of FALSE TEETH Slipping or Irritating? Don't be embarrassed by loose t alse teeth slipping, dropping or wobbling when you «*t. talk or Jaugh. Just sprinkle a little FASTEJtTH on your plates. This pleasant powder gives » remarkable sense of added comfort and security by holdlng^plates more *. *r * , _. approaching Tucumari, w h e r they expected to spend the nigh with friends of the Bryans, when the accident occurred. Both young people attributec their escape from more serious injuries or death to the fact they were strapped in by their seat belts. Miss Bryan suffered facial cuts which will require further plasti surgery later; and Ruger hac two broken ribs. Their car was virtually demolished. Ruger was to study at the Uni versity of Oregon on a scholar ship and Miss Bryan planned to complete work toward a master's degree at Stanford University. Now the two will come back to Alton and remain until they recover completely from their in juries and treatment. 104 W. Third HO 5-8851 Hold that best-dressed line... GO BACK TO SCHOOL WITH Be the leader of the fashion look in long-leg Sjkippies by Formfit. Sleek line* are yours beneath straight skirts and sheaths. And 3" band on leg keeps it from sliding up. Waistline styling gives you the most in freedom . . . front and back controlling panels pare inches off your silhouette! Come in and try it! SKIPPIES by Formfit stylo 812 S.M.L.XL. 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Examiner Reversed By NLRB The National Labor Relations Sonrd has reversed the trial examiner and ruled lawful the jioketing by the Alton-Wood River Area Building and Construc- ion Trades Council against Kopp-Evans Construction Co. of Belhalto. A story in the Aug. 30 issue of :he Telegraph by The Associated Press in Washington was in error. The NLRB ruled the picketing by the AFL-CIO Unions did not violate the National Labor Relations Act. The Board ruled that Kopp- Evans unlawfully recognized Local 11 of the CIU. The picketing by the Alton- Wood River unions was halted 14 months ago by a preliminary injunction of the Federal District Court issued at the request of the regional director of the NLRB, according to Harold Grueneberg, attorney for the Alton-Wood River Building Trades Unions. 100 Reported Dead in Kashmir Earthquake NEW DELHI, India (AP)-Reports reaching New Delhi said an earthquake struck 56 villages in a 50-square-mile area of the Kashmir Valley Monday, killing aboul 100 persons and injuring another 500. Most inhabitants of the stricken area were working in the fields when the quake hit. Cigarettes Cause Three Auto Fires Firemen responded to three calls to extinguish fires apparently caused by cigarettes in atitos during the Labor Day weekend. The first at 7:55 a.m. Sunday occurred in a car owned by Ben Carmona, 256 Dooley Dr., while the vehicle was parked near his home. Fire damaged the rear scat. At 8:10 p.m. Sunday, a cat- owned by Marcus C. Wells, 1713 Feldwisch, was reported afire at Broadway and George streets. Damage was restricted to thr front seat of the vehicle. The third such run by firemen was made at 11:15 p.m. Monday, to 505 Goodfellow, where vehicle owned by Jim Carroll was parked. A portion of the back seat was damaged. PRESCRIPTION SERVICE —•a*"*" RICCI DU 4-5001 DRUG I BETH ALTO MILAN—Several Italian workers were discharged recently for claying baseball on company time. NOW AT OUR NEW LOCATION 628 E. B'DWAY PHONE HO 5-8521 Complete line of Diamonds, Watches and Fine Jewelry. WATCH & JEWELRY REPAIRING AND SPECIAL ORDER WORK A SPECIALTY. Stop In and See Usl THE HIGH COST OF CARELESSNESS And nine out of every ten forest fires are caused by careless people. Help stop this senseless waste of land, lives and money. 4,038,369 burned-out acres last year! j n two. Be sure you drown all fires out Crush all smokes dead out in an ash tray. Please onlyYQUcan PREVENT FOREST FIRES! Published as a public service In cooperation with The Advertising Council and the Newspaper Advertising Executives Association. Another service from the 24 Shell dealers of Alton 7 myths about car care- and some real facts that can save you trouble MYTH #1: If your engine is knocking enough to do damage, you'll hear it. FACT: One of the worst kinds of knock occurs at high speeds and may be all but inaudible because of normal road and engine noises. Yet it can pound away at pistons and lead to costly repair bills. Shell scientists sometimes use 'stethoscopes to help detect this insidious knock. Alkylate, one of Super Shell's 9 working ingredients, helps control this high-speed knock in your engine. MYTH #2 : You should turn off your engine to cool it when you're stuck in traffic on a hot day. FACT: When you switch off the engine, you shut off your fan and cooling system. Heat builds up under the hood. Gasoline may vaporize in your fuel line, choke off your fuel supply and leave you high and dry when you try to start again. A better way to do it: shift into neutral and increase idling speed occasionally. You'll turn the engine fan faster and speed up the flow of coolant. MYTH #3:i Octane number is a meas* uremeut of a gasoline's power. FACT: Octane number is a measurement of a gasoline's ability to resist harmful engine knock. The higher the octane number, the better the knock resistance. Super Shell gasoline has a high octane number. It also contains 3 special ingredients to fight all kinds of engine knock. Try a tankful, and listen. MYTH #4: Discolored motor oil is worn out and should always be replaced. FACT: Most of today's premium motor oils start looking dark and discolored right away. That's because they're working- holding tiny dirt particles in suspension so they can't build up on critical engine parts. When should you change? The American Petroleum Institute recommends every 60 days in summer, every 30 days in winter. Should you let some air out of your tires for hot weather traveling? Many motorists think so. To find out why they're wrong, read below. gasoline may weigh a quarter of a pound more per gallon than another. And different gasolines behave differently in your car. Why? Because each petroleum company formulates its own blend of gasoline. The Super Shell formula, for example, has 9 working ingredients—to help give you good mileage, a smooth-running engine, and power when you need it. MYTH #5: You should break in a new car at low speeds. FACT: You'll do your new car a favor by heading for the open highway and driving at the legal speed limit for a while. Fifty or sixty miles an hour won't hurt a bit. Driving over a range of speeds helps condition your engine—helps precisely fitted engine parts seat themselves evenly for a longer engine life. MYTH #6: You should let some air out of your tires when traveling on a hot day. FACT: Today's tires are built to take the extra pressure that builds up during hot weather driving. So don't deflate them —or you may find them very low when they cool off. Do get your Shell dealer to check all tires, including spare, before you start a long trip. Proper pressure will decrease chances of tire trouble and help tires last longer. MYTH #7: All gasolines are alike. FACT: Gasolines actually differ in Drive in where you see this sign — many ways. In weight, for instance. One for good service, hottest work -, fair prices

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