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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North lowcti Daily Newspaper Edited for MM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL newspaper that makes all North I o wans AtMetaM ud TOM rul MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST M 1961 neighbors tTo Paper Consists o Two No 271 Big 3 isnt budging GAA strike target r Teaching of math changed New emphasis on science By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTONThe new school year promises novel and exciting experiences in mathematics for children in hundreds of elemen tary and high schools throughout the nation The new emphasis on science is the impetus behind what is virtually a revolution in math teaching The School Mathematics Study Group conducting one of the most influential projects in mathemat ics curriculum revision has pre pared texts and teachers com mentaries for junior and senior high schools which are now avail able from the Yale University Press The group supportedfay grants from the National Science Found ation emphasizes in texts pre pared by more than 100 mathe maticians and niath teachers mathematical structure the na ture of inductive and deductive reasoning and the precision of mathematical language The new courses were tried out in 50 experimental centers during the 19591960 school year and sub sequently revised Complete text from grades 7 through 12 are available The SMSG also is mak ing a study of revision of the elementary school curriculum Others making studies and writ ing texts some of them radically different from the traditional are the University of Illinois Commit tee on School Mathematics the Commission on Mathematics of the College Entrance Examina tion Board and the University of Maryland Mathematics Project Their texts are being tested in high schools in about a dozen states and the District of Col umbia Why revise the teaching of math Prof George E Forsythe of Stanford University gave a stunning example in a recent lec ture to the Mathematical Associa tion of America As of 1958 there were over 3000 automatic com puters installed in the United States with more on the way By rule of thumb each computer takes 10 attendants who serve it as mathematicians But the com bined membership of the Ameri can Mathematical Society the Mathematical Asso c i a t i 011 of America Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Asso ciation for Computing Machinery Institute of Mathematical Statis tics and American Statistical As sociation was under 20000 per sons One head of a department of mathematics teaching even holds that what children of most West ern nations study as mathematics is a dead language Prof Howard F Fphr of Columbia University Teachers College on Aug 3 is sued a report for a group of US Canadian and European educa tors which called for a new em phasis on the building of mathe matical concepts structure and understanding rather than manip ulative skill This is probably extreme Prof Phillip S Jones of the University of Michigan states the more us ual position I do not believe that any topic should be deleted from the curriculum because of its age or added because of its modernity However I do believe that the curriculum must be the most intelligent selection possible from the totality of all that is important in mathematics today whether old or new New curricula mean new teach ers or retraining of the old The National Science Foundation in 1959 supported institutions during the academic year for teachers of science and math at 26 insti tutions and for math at five The NSF also supports summer re training institutes as do univer sities and slate education organ isations Union not relaxing its stand Deadline at hand Photofax PHOTO OF EARTH TAKEN BY earth is partially covered by clouds in this photo taken by Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov during his orbital flight according to Tass official Soviet news agency which released the picture m Moscow A night sky is above the earth N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DETROIT St Speculation mounted Tuesday that the Unit ed Auto Workers Union wili choose General Motors as its No 1 strike target in support of new contract demands The GM contract expires at am Friday So do con tracts at Ford and Chrysler The International Executive Board was to meet at 6 pm to name the adversary GM Ford and Chrysler re mained steadfast in their stand that they would not make new offers to the union before the contracts expire And the union remained just as firm In both 1955 and 1958 the UAW chose to tackle Ford regarded as big enough to force a pattern and financially strong enough to survive a strike if one oc curred On both occasions set tlements were reached withou strikes The union has been shooting at GM ever since current nego tiations started in late June Last Saturday in announcin agreement in principle on a nev contract with American Motors UAW President Walter Reuthe made repeated references t General Motors urging the gi ant of the industry to make better offer Strike authorization would no mean there would b strike Contracts have been m School aid bill cleared WASHINGTON The House Education Labor committee has cleared a compromise version of President Kennedys school aid package House leaders tentatively scheduled a showdown tomorrow 9 die when jet clips cable car CHAMON1X Nine persons France W were reported killed Tuesday when a lowfly ing jet aircraft severed the cable of a mountain suspension car system tumbling one cabin 200 yards into a valley Other cars were bashed against a giant outcropping called the Gvos Rognon when the cable suddenly went slack It was not immediately known how many were injured when the cars slammed against the rocks in White Valley The glassedin cabins are drawn up the steep mountain side on pylons by an engine at the base Of the mountain A cabin normally carries about four passengers usually skiers and sightseers It reported some 90 sight sccrswcYc stalled in cabins still swinging between pylons On some pylon systems each sec tion is safelylocked against fail urcs on others SAME Berlin talks set WASHINGTON The United States and its allies have reached tentative agreement to hold a western foreign ministers meeting on Berlin prob ably in Washington in the next few weeks It would be held prior to talks with Russia E German refugee shot BERLIN West Berlin police said an East Ger man refugee was shot and killed by Communist extended m the past when ther uicui o rijrn4 lactmmnfp arivanrpmen police as he tried to swim to the west The unidenti fied man was the second refugee killed by the people s police since the border was closed Aug 13 Invokes 5th amendment WASHINGTON Thomas Kelly operator of a Chicago racing wire and identified as a former underling of the Capone syndicate refused to tell Senate investigators about his role in a nationwide confederation of horserace flash services Kelly in voked the fifth amendment some 20 times in an ap pearance before Sen John McClellans rackets sub committee Red charge denied LONDON The United States and British navies said none of their submarines has operated operating in Soviet territorial waters The twin comment came in answer to Soviet charges that foreign submarines have conducted maneuvers and observations with the object of reconnaissance Russian waters THE SHOWER MUST GO HuntTJtica N Y is shown among a bevy of women celebrating the birth of his son A stork shower was planned for Mrs Hunt Monday night but the stork had his own plans Mrs Hunt was Photofax rushed to the hospital earlier in the day Her friends were left without a guest of honor until someone had the idea of having Ed proxy for his wife Ed accepted the challenge and spent the evening among satins and bows Probe at Eldora ordered ELDORA Four more boys walked away from the El dora State Training School Mon day night while plans for an in formal investigation of the rash of recent escapes from the insti tution were being made This brings to 32 the number of boys who have fled the school since Friday night The four who left Monday night and one who escaped Sun day night still were at large The investigation was initiated Monday by the State Board of Control after the escape of 28 boys from the school over the weekend Sixteen youths left the school Sunday and 12 had es caped Friday All but one were returned to the school We realize that in an institu tion of this kind there are some who are hard to handle Board of Control Chairman Walter Con way said But we feel we have a good superintendent up there and he can give us all the answers we need Conway said The superintendent of the school Anthony P Travisono said he knew of no particular reason for the rash of breakouts but said Its August the corn is pretty high and the State Fair is on The tall corn makes it easy for the boys to sneak away Travisono said He blamed a lack of super vision on the part of the officer in for the Sunday night breakout He said some discipli nary action would he taken against the guard who was not named Loafers on jobless insurance target of crackdown in Iowa THE UAW and American Mo tors Corp fourth largest auto builder reached agreement Sat urday on the first profitsharing plan in the auto industry The agreement also carries an an nnal average wage increase of seven cents for each of three years and broadly increases lay off pay pensions and Bother fringes The UAW now is demanding that the Big Three meet or bet ter the AMC agreement econom ically via profitsharing or oth erwise The Big Three has said it has no intention of writing profitsharing into a wage con tract The Big Three proposed to con tinue an annual sevencent hour ly productivity wage increase and a current costofliving esca lator but with a proviso the latter could advance no more than six cents in three years They also proposed to broaden fringe benefits and to give half pay for any hours fewer than 36 in a short workweek On the inside Editorials Pflge 4 Comics 6 DESMOINES UPD Iowa has told its unemployed there will be no loafing while they col lect unemployment insurance The edict came out of a ruling that denied a worker jobless compensation because he alleg edly dragged his heels looking for a new job The 21 ruling by the state em ployment security commission drew an immediate prediction from commissioner Henry Car ter dissenting labor representa tive that the new approach could hurt Iowa because skilled workers will go out of the state for jobs Jerome L Corbett manage ment representative and one of two commissioners who sup ported the aid cutoff said the ruling certainly is a reempha sis of the no loaf on the rolls idea Unemployment compensation is not a welfare program but Williams target of assailant in N Rhodesia LUSAKA 4 Northern Rhodesia unidentified white man punched Assistant Secretary of State G Mennen Williams in the jaw Monday night Northern Rhodesian Gov Sir Evelyn Hone and his aide over powered the man w h o struck Williams 1 in sem idark ness at the lo cal a i r p o r t Williams whose wife was standing by his side rolled with the punch although eye witnesses said the blow took WARMER North Iowa Generally fair through Wednesday Slightly warmer Tuesday night lows WILLIAMS him completely by surprise The Society News 8910 I attack occurred moments before in upper 60s Highs Wednes day near 90 Iowa Generally fair through Wednesday Lows Tuesday night in upper 60s Highs Wed nesday 9095 Further outlook warm Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy hot Highs Tuesday in low 90s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 84 Minimum 57 At 8 am 71 Sunrise Sunset Sports 1112 North Iowa News 13 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 Clear Lake News 1617 Farm News 19 Williams boarded an aircraft that carried him to Leopoldville Congo for the final stop on his current African lour Eyewitnesses said the attacker leaped out o the darkness at Williams GATES DIES DENVER UPD Charles C Gates 83 founder and president of Gates Rubber Co died Tues day following a heart attack at his home He was 83 First group of Peace Corps leaves capital WASHINGTON W A happy group of youngsters left the capital Tuesday on the first US Peace Corps mission overseas The group of 52 departed by air for high school teaching as signments in Ghana the four year old republic on Africas West Coast As they took off the 32 young men and 20 women displayed an insurance plan to take care of those people who have earned the right to it Corbett said Maybe we have had some tendency toward socialist poli cies in the past but if he had them we were way off base The decision barred unem ployment compensation of Ira R Allen Lehigh Allen a had quit his job to take another with a Fort Dodge sewer pipe firm He was laid off from the new job after a few months He applied for unemployment compensation most of which would have been paid for by the company he quit That firm of fered him another job beginning in afew months Allen turned down the offer His local employment security commission office told Allen he did not have to seek another job since his layoff was temporary The original firm the Mid west Limestone Co Gilmora their language then appealed the grant merits by chanting songs in one of the Ghanian tribal tongues A second group of 28 who will go to Tanganyika was due to depart later in the week Those youths who trained at Texas Western College head first for Puerto Rico where they will spend 3Vi weeks at a field train ing center Ghanian Ambassador W M Q Halm saw the first contingent off They had been guests at a reception Monday night at the Ghanian Embassy President Kennedy had bade farewell to the group at a White House reception earlier Found after 10 weeks in Alaska wilds FAIRBANKS Alaska prepared to die William C Waters said Tuesday as he de scribed the harrowing 10 weeks he spent lost in the Alaska wilds Rescue came just as he thought the last hope had gone Waters 42 virtually given up for dead was recovering in a hospital where he told of walking until he fell and being pawed by a bear cub as he lay half con scious The story of survival that amazcdvcvcn Alaskans used to wilderness hardships was told as Waters slowly began to recover strength after an ordeal that cut his 190pound weight almost in half Waters a Cincinnati postal em ploye from Erlanger Ky was on a longplanned Alaska vacation trip when he left his automobile and hiked to Big Lake 120 miles northeast of here to fish After an hour at the lake said Waters I figured there must be a creek off in the foot hills and set out for it but I never found one I turned to go back and started following a stream thinking it would take me back to the road It didnt Waters wandered even farther from civilization That was June 20 What hap pened after the first few days Waters recalled hazily For the first three or four days he said I heard airplanes but I didnt think I was lost Every day would get worse My feet became sore and swollen I was afraid to take my shoes off for fear I couldnt get them on again At first it was hot and mos quitoes were bad Then it rained 2 days and turned cold At one time I was lying cx haustcd on my back with my face covered and my feet crossed said Waters Some thing was turning my feet over and over I would put hem back and something would turn them over again I pulled my coat off my head and there was a little cub Two larger bears were there but ran off Last Friday as Waters lay near a stream he heard a boat come down the river andthen return Too weak to move he felt this was the end The next day the boat returned and this time Waters dragged himself to the bank Two moose hunters from Fairbanks rescued him Waters said he kept alive by eating wild cranberries raspber ries and pods of wild roses gone to seed As the season ended and the berries started to go he said I figured Id go too jobless benefits on three Allen had volun arily quit his job with them re fused an offer of suitable work and had not been seeking an other job The commission unanimously ossed out the first two points aut by a divided vote accepted the third and denied Allens claim Carter said the new opinion was a change from the position the commission took in regard to skilled workers in 1957 He recalled that in that year the commission went through its files and tossed out 42000 data cards for skilled workers be cause they were doing no earthly good Carter said ntw opinion is ridiculous He said Its a wellknown fact that an em ployer of skilled workers such as the building trades calls the union hiring halls when it needs help He added however his view applies only to skilled workers and not the unskilled I dont believe a man should sit home nor do I think we should discourage a person from looking for work But at the same time theres no sense in cluttering up personnel offices with persons applying for jobs they cant get He said both jobless skilled workers and employers general ly liked not having to interview persons who were not eligible for the job I ;