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Member Audit Bureau of Circulation--Member Of The Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for publication of all the local printed news in this newspaper as well asall AP news dispatches Second Class Postage Paid At Frederick, Maryland PAGE A-4 THE FREDERICK NEWS-POST, SATURDAY JtiNE 6, 1970 Discipline No. 1 Problem What's the greatest problem facing our public school system in this permissive era 9 In the opinion of 1,477 Montgomery County teachers who answered a questionnaire sent them by their bargaining agents, the Montgomery County Teachers' Association, it is an "almost complete breakdown of discipline in the schools." And in the opinion of those responding, "the situation is growing worse instead of better." No less than 65 per cent said that "discipline in the classroom and on school grounds has deteriorated during the past two years." And an additional 21 per cent went so far as to say that it has "greatly worsened " While the 1,477 teachers responding to the questionnaire represent only a part of the county's 6,000 public school teachers and administrators for whom the MCTA is the bargaining agent with the Board of Education, they are believed to be representative of the entire group in their findings. The school administration was a favorite target of many of those responding but others also took broad swipes at "students, parents, and the professional teaching staff as well." And others charged that administrative support for - those teachers willing to take a firm stand for proper classroom discipline is generally lacking at the administrative level. There was also by some of the teachers an assessment that "fear of public opinion and citizen reaction" prevented the Board of Education from issuing guidelines in such areas as corporal punishment or expulsion from classes for gross violations of classroom discipline. And this failure of the Board of Education to set guidelines is an excuse for school principals and others in a supervisory capacity to duck responsibility in backing up those classroom instructors who do seek to maintain order so that they can carry on their teaching activities. A grave and increasing breakdown of discipline in the home with parents making no attempt to inculcate in their children either moral restraints or respect for the rights of others was cited by some teachers as gravely hampering their teaching efforts. One frustrated teacher said, "there is no discipline at all," and another added the cryptic comment, "all we will do is keep on ignoring the situation." These are grave charges. They hit at the very foundation stones of the public school system in Montgomery County. And there is every reason to believe that this disciplinary breakdown is by no means confined to that political jurisdiction. Certainly no teacher can give the best to his or her subject when faced with the hell- raising of a minority of the class who neither have any desire to learn nor intend to permit other students to do so. It would appear that the least that the Montgomery County Board of Education can do, as the teachers suggest, is to draft some guidelines and insist upon their observance. Then there is the school to which many subscribe that if the teacher cannot maintain discipline within the classroom that perhaps he (or she) has missed his (or her) calling; and likewise, that the principal who cannot back up his teachers and maintain discipline in his school may be in the wrong profession. Teaching is no career for the faint at heart . . . and there is an old saying which says, "If you can.t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, and let someone in who can." And certainly there should be something to apply to parents who scream to the high heavens when their child is disciplined -- a child in whom they have failed to inculcate pride and self-respect, as well as respect for the rights of others to pursue their education, without rude interference and crass, vulgar interruptions. In short, it is not only time for our school systems to accept their responsibilities in this matter of discipline, but it is also that time for the students and their parents. Discipline is a two-way street, requiring the exercise of certain virtues by both student and teacher. The very word itself stems from the term "disciples" and denotes scholarship and study and purposes in life to be achieved during, after and far beyond our days in school. War On Air Pollution They're really planning to wage a war on air pollution in our neighbor to the south, progressive Montgomery County. Responding to the plea of the Allied Civic Group, the County Council has voted to request from County Attorney David Cahoon a legal ruling on their right to pass an ordinance prohibiting smoking in all public buildings, meeting places, and vehicles used for hire. Amused attendants at the meeting at which this motion passed by unanimous vote, however, noted that four of the seven members of the County Council had to remove either cigarettes, cigars, or a pipe from their mouths as they answered to the roll- call Plea of the Allied Civic Group is that the County Council amend its pending Air Pollution Control Ordinance to r e d e f i n e a i r p o l l u t a n t s a s contaminators not only of the outside atmosphere but also of the air indoors They also urged that the group press the Board of Education to reinstate/its ban on smoking by students in the county schools and on the grounds. In part, the civic group won the support of the county's director of Environmental Health Services, Clay Ervine. He conceded that "smoking creates the potential for a high degree of contamination within buildings and vehicles." "Smoking indoors or in public vehicles," the commissioner told the County Council, "can be offensive to non-smokers and may, in fact, pose an unnecessary threat to their health." But Mr Ervine added that he had serious doubts whether such restrictions on pollution by tobacco smoking should be written into the county's pending air p o l l u t i o n ordinance. He added that it might conflict with state and local laws regarding industrial air quality standards It might make it necessary for industry, he continued, to modify existing buildings and ventilating practices which might even be impossible in some cases, and he expressed doubt that the courts would sustain including tobacco smoking as a source of air pollution. Mr. Ervine suggested that the County Council if it wishes to have tobacco-free air in public buildings and on vehicles used for hire enact a separate ordinance divorcing it from the pending air pollution statute. Job Market Slump The plans of many students, or so we are hearing, to take the summer off to work out their frustrations against the system by devoting themselves to the campaigns of the candidates of their choice in this fall's elections may make good economic as well as political sense. The job market, from current indications, is in no condition to absorb the masses of young that have flooded it seasonally during the long years of economic expansion. A general cutback in new hiring is showing up in federal surveys of employment potentials. Curtailed opportunities are having an immediate effect on job-finding programs for needy urban youth, with several major cities already reporting serious problems and on the masses of students still in school who usually seek summer-only jobs. But the crudest cut of all is to graduates, who in most fields have had it very good in a seller's market for almost as long as current generations can remember. Recruiting, particularly on-campus, is generally down Most graduates can still expect to be placed, if no longer so quickly, but few any longer are in a position to pick and choose among choice offers There are, however, a few notable exceptions Prospects continue good for qualified graduates from minority groups, particularly blacks Once as a population group the first to suffer in bad times, they are still in relatively short supply and still sought after The equal opportunity slogan needs updating. Things HAVE changed HIGH COST OF WAR NEWS One of the unexpected developments of the Cambodian campaign has been the loss, through capture and possibly death, in such a short time of 80 many newsmen. The struggle in Indochina has drawn comment, and some criticism, us the most thoroughly reported war in history The recent incidents arc a reminder thiil the cost ol bringing conflict so vividly into home-iront living rooms can bo tragically high. yesterday . . HMIU torn MM of Hw Letters To The Editor SAYS KENT DEATHS WERE INEVITABLE To The Editor, Sir: Being known as the "silent majority" for so long is no longer gratifying. For the past five years we have sat back and watched our country go deeper and deeper into despair, and for five years, we as parents of the future leaders of our country, have been asking what can we do to help. The happenings of the past few weeks has really been more than we can stand to see We are still asking what we can do about the situation that our country is in right now, and we still don't know Exactly how much good a letter like this does is hard to say, but we know of no other way of making ourselves heard. The radicals and wrong-doers in this country get recognition and always say what they want and manage to be heard. Well, we feel it is about time that pebple like ourselves get to be heard and recognized also. We were brought up to love and respect our country and all that it "used" to stand for We have always respected and obeyed the laws that were set up for us to follow This country came a long way on the Constitution, but we feel now, that there are some who are in misusing their Constitutional Rights We no longer know what the youth of today really want and we doubt very much, that they themselves know. We believe they have the right to dissent, but according to the dictionary, the meaning of dissent is to disagree with someone else's opinion, not to riot (which is a criminal offense) and destroy How and why can they be allowed to go on with this kind of thing 9 It's high time someone did something to stop it all. We are slowly but surely b e i n g destroyed, through our youth, just as the Communist predicted, and they haven't got sense enough to see t h i s for themselves, but they think they have sense enough to vote and to tell the leaders of our country what to do They can't even see that we are drowning partially because of them, but they haven't got sense enough to try to get their heads above water If our government would take away some of the privileges that our "so-called" youth of today enjoy, (yes, we call college a privilege and not an expected right) maybe they would wake up Close their colleges down for a year and then see what they would do Also, the government should make our t e a c h e r s and professors swear allegiance to our country before being allowed to teach our children See to it that they teach them their responsibilities to God and to our country It might be wise for some of the parents of today to also take time to each these things to their children O u r y o u t h t a l k a b o u t responsibility, but are not willing to shoulder any of it, they talk about their rights, but misuse them, they talk about laws, but break them Why are they allowed to go on and on as they do* The shooting that took place at Kent State University, in oir opinion, was inevitable and justifiable. If demonstrations of this type had been stopped in the beginning there would have been no need for this to have ever happened. We are sure that there are those who would ridicule us for saying this, but we also are parents and would not want our children to be a party to any of what is going on today We are also tired of hearing about the "generation gap," that we don't try to understand them. We should try to understand that they constantly disagree with everything that generations of people have successfully made of this country? We had the closest thing to a perfect country that this earth has ever seen. What has happened and why has it been allowed to happen? The President is the one person in the United States who everyone should respect and support As for ourselves, we think his move into Cambodia was the best thing he could have done Let the United States help win this war and fight it honorably and bring our boys home Don't the youth of today even give some thought of what would happen if the United States pulled out and came home with its tail between its legs. If we weren't so frightened as to what would become of us and our children, we wish they could see for themselves So as members of the too long "silent majority," we have spoken our piece and we have cast our votes for our support of the actions the President took in Cambodia But. please, let's do something BE flfS WORLD © 1970 tj NCA, 'Twenty years younger and I might have been another Bernie Cornfeld!" about the actions in the United States before all is lost MR. MRS. F. B. ALLRED Hydes, Md. 21082 READER WARNS OF PROPAGANDA To The Editor, Sir: The paper, "False Concepts in Foreign Policy," is going to be distributed in Frederick by a group of students. It is in mv opinion, unmistakably Com- munistpropaganda. Recently your paper has seemed to take an editorial stand against such unpatriotic acts for which I commend you Some people are so naive, they believe everything they read If after reading the paper, you are m agreement with me, is there anything you can do to alert the public to the true meaning behind this paper? It there is not, thank you lor listening MRS. CHRISTINA WILCOX 244 West Fifth Street Frederick, Maryland 21701 (EDITOR'S NOTE: Let your warning serve as a word to the w i s e , and let us not underestimate the ability of our readers to separate propaganda from truth.) MUSICIAN SUPPORTS PAULHAMUS REVIEW To the Editor. Sir: I am a Senior at Walkersville High School. I have been a student of Music for many years. I also have been a student of the B flat, E flat, alto and bass clarinets for 10 years, a student of the alto and tenor saxophones for 6 years and have been studying the guitar for two years I have played in a total of six orchestras and marching bands across the United States, one of the most prominent being the San Diego Chargers "Marching Charger Band" in which I was privileged to play first clarinet. I too have had the privilege of knowing Mrs Paulhamus for two years both as a student and an admirer I have not found her, at a n y t i m e i n a n y w a y , "irresponsible" in her reviews, in her musicianship or her teaching I have the utmost respect for her as an individual as a most competent critic of music I find Miss Roney's criticism of her ability both distasteful and unqualified since it seems that Miss Roney is unfamiliar with the duties of a critic Webster gives the definition of critic as follows"One skilled in judging, the merits of literary or artistic works -" While Miss Roney does, "not pretend to qualify as a music critic " I should like to point out that a critic does not, as Miss Roney suggested, judge effort but does judge merit Certainly effort should be "applauded and encouraged," however, this is not the purpose of a critic. A 70 per cent on one of my Trig tests may take a lot of effort on my part, but 70 per cent is a "C", effort or not. In the presence of talent, sustained effort will bring a measure of achievement proportional to the talent H o w e v e r , e f f o r t a n d a c h i e v e m e n t a r e n o t synonymous and must not be rewarded as such If those people reading Mrs. Paulhamus' review feel she is competent and therefore are "dissuaded from attending future concerts," then the purpose of "the critic" has been effectively carried out and no "disservice" has been done to the people of 1 -ick County. JOHN MORAY BAKER JR. Walkersville, Md. 50 Years Ago / JUNE 6, 1920 NEARLY 200 GIRL graduates, family and guests were united last night at the annual banquet at the Braddock Heights Hotel. It was the third time the annual dinner has been held at the Heights. Mrs. Louise Schley Rhoads, vice-president, presided over the function. BURGESS J. STEWART Annan and 14 Representative citizens of Emmitsburg journeyed to Baltimore Thursday to call on the chairman of the State Roads Commission in an effort to find out his attitude toward the construction of the main thoroughfare through the town. STRUCK BY A BALTIMORE and Ohio passenger train that backed into Frederick, Albert Wickham of North Bentz Street, driving a touring car, was lifted with the body of the machine and deposited on a pile of stone and concrete at the Carroll Street crossing. The driver escaped with minor scratches. The car was a total wreck. ANY PERSON MAY WITHOUT giving bond manufacture non- intoxicating cider and fruit juices and in so doing may take fruit juices to a custom mill to have cider processed. 20 Years Ago JUNE 6. 19-W MISS E. JEANNETTE Hahn of Mt. Airy was picked last night as Miss Frederick at the pageant sponsored last night by the local Optimist Club in the auditorium of Frederick High School. Second place went to Miss Marylin Phillips, and third place winner was Miss Jacqueline J. White of Frederick. ELEVEN SENIORS received a - c a d e m i c d i p l o m a s a t commencement exercises at St. John's High School. The graduates were admonished to hold their Christian ideals by the Rev. John T. Meenhan. Rev. James Hogan presented the seniors with the annual awards. CLIMAXING THE EFFORTS of two years, Brunswick will launch an organized summer recreation program at Scheer Stadium. The stadium will be the scene of activity next week as free movies, community sings and sports events will be sponsored. FIRE ON THE FARM of Buck Welsh, near Norbeck, destroyed two stock barns Friday evening causing damage estimated by Gaithersburg firemen at near $4,500. Four head of stock were saved. Two horses in a stall crashed their way to freedom through the flames. Joe Eisenhauers Notebook "You're crazy!" replied "Everybody in it is sick! ' the other, gloomily. Both insisted that they had followed the statistician's formula. But it developed that the first man had made his inquiries at a baseball game. The other had visited the wards of a hospital. r. tu I pus through this world bat oice. Any good _,.., therefore that I can do . . . . let me do It Bow. -For I shall not pats this way agate. BELL AND HISTORY DAYS Frederick's Bell and History Days will help this city celebrate the 225th anniversary of its founding. The week of June 8 through 14 has been set aside to commemorate this important event, and committees are at work to make the week a memorable one. Culminating the celebration will be the opening of Frederick's historic treasures next Saturday and Sunday afternoons, from 1 until 5. Special bus and walking tours are being planned, and those attending will be visiting many of the spots where history was written. Included in the tours will be the home of Barbara Fritchie, the grave of Francis Scott Key, the home of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney, Rose Hill Manor, the Hessian Barracks, Court House park and vicinity, the Historical Society Home and Museum, Steiner House, Visitation Convent Gardens, and many of Frederick's famed churches, which form the "Clustered Spires". Bells will ring out from city churches to mark the days. Residents in costume will conduct tours and act as guides around the city. A special feature of the tours will be displays and demonstrations of crafts associated with the way of life in bygone days. Many local craftsmen will be at work, and many merchants will be cooperating with window displays. Activities are being planned for the entire week, with a pageant scheduled for several evening performances. Out of town visitors are welcome at all events, and especially for the week-end tours which have been designed to give everyone a panoramic picture of Frederick's righ heritage. THE FORGOTTEN MAN Who is the Forgotten Man? He is that individual who does an honest day's work, pays his bills, brings up two or more children, keeps up a small savings account, never asks for charity from anyone, never gets into trouble with the police, never finds fault unless a principle is involved~in short, he is the individual who keeps going on his own momentum, good times, bad times, or indifferent times. When the hat is passed around, the Forgotten Man chips in his mite. The taxgatherer visits him regularly, and collects toll for the upkeep of the police courts, jails, workhouses, and the relief rolls-none of which the Forgotten Man ever uses. He is self-supporting, self-starting, self- sufficient, and being so, he is counted in on nothing except the census. The Forgotten Man is just the everyday, common, ordinary, plain citizen who does the best he can and makes a pretty good job of it. He is the man you can count on in times of war or in times of peace, in times of hysterical prosperity or in times of gloomy depression; in times of Republican management or in times of Democratic management. He is the dependable old horse, broken to harness, and he will stand without hitching. Remember, there are millions of him, and there isn't much chance that he will ever go crazy even though the whole world about him does seem inclined that way. When things get too bad he will take a hand at running them himself, and you can depend upon him to do it in a sensible way. DEPENDABLE STATISTICS The statistician was dilating on the importance and achievements of his profession. "Now, for instance," he said, "how many sick people are there in this city? You may think that it would be a difficult and arduous task to determine this, but not so. It is very simple. Inquire of 100 people how they feel. Divide the population by 100 and multiply by the number of sick people in the 100 you interviewed. The answer will not be far wrong." Two men who had listened to him resolved to try the experiment. When they met again, as agreed, one said, with a triumphant smile: "Statistics prove that this is the healthiest city in the country. There is not a sick person in it!" How did women put in the long evening hours before they spent them washing, rinsing, scraping and hading the timesaving dishwasher? (Newspaper tnterprise Ann) Record sales topped $1 billion in '69--a good portion of them made to under-25s--so why do we hear nothing but one record planed over and over at out house? JEWS PA PER I nFWSPAPFRf

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