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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1962, Abilene, Texas JKrilme Reporter- r 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BIST YEAR; No. ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 22, PAGES IN PAGE ONE Humors of some arithmetical goings-on nl Mann Junior High en mo our way, so we went lo investigate and we came away with: 1. A short-short course in ba- sic arithmetic. 2, .The firm conclusion most of us grownups hart heller bo thankful we're already "edu- We'd Imve a lime get- tins Ihvough all sorts of courses again. Out at Mann Junior, for an example, Math Teacher Tolbert Fanning (15 years in Norlh and Abilene schools! lias his 160 students "changing bases." Oiir first question, Ihcn, was, "Whatya mean, Fanning explained and it sounded vaguely familiar.. Our number system is 10. Position of the digil denotes value. Units, lens, thousands, that's the way you read, left from the decimal point. And, look! When Fanning points it out, thcre'rc squares, cubes and so on. Ten 10's make B 100. Ten times 10, times 10 equals a thousand.... So Fanning is using a hew lenching technique worked jut by math teachers intent on teaching more math to fill the dire need for math experts. [Cs lo teach the ancicnl ideas, !he old meaning of so Hie young students will bcller un- derstand the meaning of num- bers. He has the young people changing bases so they will sav- vy better'the base 10 we use. (Are you still with Through' the years, Fanning explains, man has used various bases. Some Australian tribes Bllll use base 2 and so some computers. Some Eskimos use base five. Babylon used base 60 (GO seconds, 60 These old ideas are tossed to students not lo be used lo help their Immediate "grades" but lo improve their whole concept of math. The kids take lo il, Fanning says. Under close questioning he admits he has received a few calls indicating parental confu- sion Now If an eighth grader c.in use a different base, so can otic fully adult. Eagerly we volun- teered. Fanning, and he may havn grinned, agreed: "With base seven, not 10, add 56 mid 21." Then he did. Six plus equals 7. Put down 0 and "car- ry" one of Ihc base. (So (hat's what "carrying" moan Then, 1 plus 5 plus 2 equals 8, n 1 lo write dmvn and one of the base to carry. Therefore, in base seven, 56 plus 21 equals 110! (Under- Then "wo" worked a hard problem. Again with seven, add 625 and 344. And Fanning did il again: 5 plus 4 equals 9, put down 2 and .carry 1; 1 plus 2 plus 4 and that's 7, put down 0 and carry 1; 1 plus R plus 3 equals 10, put down 3 and carry t, So, 625 plus 344 equals (Still with Fanning checked the answer by translating evcrylhing back to base 10, our own dearly be- loved decimal system. That involved such wicrd things as square and cube of 7, we didn't understand, exactly. The moral of all this is ihree- fold: Let all of us who are past school age rejoice in il. Let sludenls do their home- work unaided for who can Let us be comforted (tint kids arc consuming meaty subjects. We need all lenrn. NEWSiNDEX SECTION A Sportt 10-11 Food newt............ 14 Oil 16 SECTION B ........2, 3 Oblfuarltt 4 AmuMmcnti 11 tdftarlaU ,.............12 13 TV Stout.............. H K.JIo-TV (051 U ftrm fltwt, 17 H -c SAV anoo 9908 XO OS Associated Prass (fp) y Speed Soviets Praise U.S. Orbit S! MOSCOW _ Premier: Khrushchev led Soviet cosmo- nauts and scientists Tuc-sday in praising the first U.S. manned or- liital space flight. .Khrushchev lold President Kennedy the earlli did not seem to be so large any more, and suggested the two na- lions pool Iheir efforts to explore outer space. Khrushchev said Hie launching of space ships "make us justly proud o[ (he unlimited potentiali- ties of human genius to serve Ihn welfare of man." lie said (ha! lie hoped this genius would be able to find a road lo peace and pros- perity for "nil peoples on our planet eartli which, in the space age, though il does mot seem In President Kennedy called Ihcibu so is still dear lo ail ils HELD IN KIDNAPING Mrs. Alta McKeehan, 22, right, arrested with her husband in the alleged kid- naping of a 12-year-okl Ohio girl, is shown leaving the county jail in Sioux City, Iowa, with a jail matron. The McKeehans appeared in "'court, and waived extra- dition to Ohio. (AP Wirephoto) Urban Propose E Killed In House WASHINGTON ig, new steps in the Soviet space program soon. Khrushchev did not enlarge on iiis proposal for poolins U.S. and Soviet efforts in space for peace- ill purposes. Both the United States and the Soviet Union have advanced similar proposals (or in .ernalional space cooperation for nearly four years at the United Vatlons. They have been stymied by cold war considerations. President Kennedy welcomed Khrushchev's proposal as a most encouraging sign for internation- al cooperation. He told his news conference the United Stales would be glad to discuss Ihe proposal with Ihe So- viets in (he United Nations or any other place. "Wo believe when men 0 r ,f ,----iconic respon: for Secretary of Welfare reach beyond this planet, Ihey should leave Iheir national differ- ences behind Kennedy said. Noting (hat the United has marie similar proposals, Sec- retary of State Dean Rusk sak: in Washington that "this is a wel- come response on Mr. Khrusb year. Easlland Vote W March 17 EASTLAND EasltoncI Coun- ty Judge John S. Hart has set March 17 as Ihc date for an election on the consolidation of six independent school districts in the county. Districts which will participate in the election arc Eastland, Gor- man, Hanger, Carbon, Olden and Desciemona. In his message lo Kennedy Khrushchev said: "If our conn- tries pooled Iheir scien lific, technical and U outer space, this wou be very beneficial to the advance of science and would be claimed by all peoples who woulf like to see scientific achievements benefit man and not to he used for 'cold war' purposes and the nns race." Asking the President lo convey inhabitants." Sedov, besides congratulating ienn in an interview with the Sec N1KITA, 1'g. 2-A, Col. (i JIMMY MAHTIN 'Times' editor OLIVER FRANK KIltK lop youth essay FOUNDATION LISTS HONOREES Freedoms lave heen schools, organizations or individu- als in the Abilene area, including an Abilene college and campus school, two college officials, a jun- ior high school-student and an Ab- ilenc-based utility company and its company publication editor Abilene award winners are Ed- ward L. Kirk of Abilene Christian College; Ihe West Texas Utilities Co. and its publication, "The Elec- Iric (lie Abilene Christian Campus School, with Ted Pitts as principal; Oliver Frank Kirk, ACC Siimpus School student; John C. g Stevens of ACC; Abilene Chris- tian College. Also receiving awards are Jack of Brcekenridge, oilman and Republican candidate for gover- Dr. McDonald and Bevcr- EDWAHl) KlISK wins on address ly Held of Browmvond; Howard Payne University in Brownwond; Sweetwater Elementary schools. and Loyd E. Uobcrson of Winters. Dr. Kenneth D. Wells, president of the Foundation, announced Ihe WASHINGTON 'API Twe Indiana men, including Mayor George Chaclinris of Gary, have been indicted on income lax charges, government officials an- nouncctl, lo Voimg and .Martin again. Third Medal Cox of Brcckciiridge is receiving his third George Washington Mod nl from the Foundation. His othe two were in 1058 and whei he received a medal plus a check for Cox, an oilman and Republican candidate for governor, is recciv ing his award for a speech, "You and Your which ha been given in Abilene in addilioi to scores of oilier plates in Texas This is the second time for th Abilene Christian Campus Schoo to be honored with a Principa School Award. The first was 1961. The award is based on th school systems adjudged to offe the host planned system-wide citi programs accenting inil: vicinal responsibility. Ted Pills, with the school since See FUKKDOMS, Vg. 2-A, Cols. 3-1 names of the recipients Thiirsday during special ceremonies at Val- ley Forge, Pa., on the aniii-j versary of the birthday of George Washington. The doy.cn Abilene area awards! were among the over l.fHXj win- ners honored in the Foundation's 13th annual National and School Awards Program for their conlri-, bution toward a belle, al a downtown Cole- standing and a greater died Wednesday tion of our American way of life a! ln "cmlnck during Coleman Man Hit By Auto Dies John 1.. Burden, 75-year-old Coleman resident struck by a congratulation.s and best wishes jnmmced Wednesday. to Glenn, Khrushchev added: The other 11 defendants, (hey "Another step lias been mode inismd. include five members of Ihe the exploration of space and thehitsu city Council of Hammond lime been joined by a cili2.cn of (he United Countdown for Kennedy's Canaveral Arrival Begins mayor of Gary and now sheriff of Lake County. Chacharis, a JH-year-old native of Greece, was accused of receiv- ing ill payoffs from con- sliuclion companies and failing in report them on his tax re- Prizes total SIOIl.OOO. Top winners, headed by FBI Di- rector J. F.clgar Hoover, will be honored at ceremonies Thursday in Valjey Forge. .Second Time This is the second time Hoover lias received the award and lie is tilt' first Ameru'ini to ever receive tin' award on lwi> occasions. Kclwarcl I.. Kirk, coordinator of (lie American Studies program at Abilene Christian College and as- al Hospital. Services h.'ive been set tenta lively for 2 p.m. Friday at the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel in Coleman. Air. Burden was horn Sept. IS. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. fiuss llaanhnan of a brother, Ilnmcr Burden of Santa Anna: and three Rrauchiklren. Mr. Burden was transferred to Hrmlrick Memorial Hospital Sun- day after trealmciil in Overall Memorial Hospital. Coleman Police Sgt. L. R. Chap- By DOUGLAS IS. CORNELL WASHINGTON (API-President -vcnnedy rushed word to Ni'kita