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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER O ,rn,ng an the children by name (name cards tBertram emphasized. "We're no1 p tO :;31ped: .aydaht31P:dthe students t l ,rying to teach formal algebra, but O m, tne, t ca " lSCovery" alter j . . . . ' nclmer are we nesl~an~ to intro- another. Whmr own enthusmsm gen- crated sparks of learning whicha lee loess wnen me stuuen~s ap- spread through the children and all pear interested and capable. late the sort of interest which leads observers. "Our work concerns average stu- to better learning. The Illinois professors be- dents as well as the gifted ones." "We can honestly say that lieve that more effective teach- "Children really enjoy arithme- we have learned as much from ing methods can produce stu- tic," believes Ruth Cordner, Sax- dents who are better in arith- vik school teacher who attended our young students as they have metic, and at the same time I the sessions. "Students like to work learned from us." make it possible to introduce ai with something where they can de- Children are capable of accom- plishing much more in mathematics great deal of new, genuine math- rive a real sense of personal achieve- than they have been doing, Project ~ ematical content, ment. Mathematics gives them this wonderful sense of elation over spnkesmen are convinced. They believe that informal gap- work accomplished." Teachers who observed this week's metry ought to have more emphasis workshop sessions agreed emphat- in elementary school, and that the Proof of the effectiveness of the ically as they watched Third graders arithmetic of the Little Red School- Illinois Project techniques was in successfully compete with Fifth house about insurance, taxes and the great percentage of the demon- graders in classroom work banking ought to be replaced by stration classes which assimilated Project spokesmen do not ad-more significant content. Elementary the material, observed Leland Skabo school children should begin to of Hughes Junior High. "I would think about the simple aspects of say that at many times the students physical science, they believe, were ahead of us teachers. After "Certain ideas in math are much all, TttEY had the blocks." better understood when taught earl- lier, rather than later on." Bertram said. "We are not trying to push high By George Wright Two University of Illinois pro- lessors were busily engaged re- cently shownig more than 80 teach- ers how to lead elementary students to excitement and adventure in pur- suit of some rather genuine mtahe- matical ideas. Sponsored by Mary college, An- nunciation Priory, David A. Page of the University of Illinois Arith- metic Project and Harlan G. H. Bertram of the Project staff con- ducted a demonstration workshop, using a class of Third-to-Fifth grad- ers each morning and a class of Sixth and Seventh graders each vacate any set curriculum; they af}ernoon, repeatedly told teachers that Page is director of the Project, each class is different and that which is financed chiefly by a[ they must.determine for them7 $307,400 grant received in the fall selves wnatseems tOwork best/. of 1958 from the Carnegie Corpora- ~'age ann Der~rava aemons~ra~ea tion of New York. Since that time[same. recognizes ~eacning ,aides. ],ractlons 1or example were 'man Page and his associates have con-I ~ ' ' " ,Jpulated" through the use of colored ducted experimental classes m I Champaign-Urbana, Ill. public wooden rods cut m appropriate schools and elsewhere in the lengths. Students were invited to country. The project is concerned with the improvement of content and instruc- tion in elementary school mathe- matics. Project officials have no text- books or work tools to sell. Neither do they claim to possess any "sure fire" plan for teaching arithmetic and elementary math. "We'd like to find out what. child- ren can do," explains Bertram, who conducted most of the sessions at the workshop this week. "We have collected much of our material from actual classroom work, evaluating oral work and board work to se- lect techniques which capture the students' imaginations and stimu- fill in geometrical "frames"--boxes, triangles and the like, in order to make "true" statements, and they were invited to guess and experi- ment, in order to find the true statement. Students were also encouraged to make false statements on occasion. There is nothing wrong in this they were told, since in mathematics you can often track down the right an- answer by eliminating all the wrong ones. In this atmosphere, the children were relaxed and eager, unrestrict- ed by any fear of saying the wrong thing. Page and Bertram energetically paced the front of the room, called POPULATION CENTER of the U.S. shifts 47 miles west to Clinton county in Illinois from near Louisville, Ill with the 1960 C~mmm. It was in a field near Piney, I11 with the 1950 Cenm~, but Alaska and Hawaii shifted it to Louisville. First center, In 1790, wu 23 miles east of Baltimore, Md. Then through the decades it moved into Virginia, West Vir- ginia, Ohio, Indiana, then Illinol& The Census bureau de- fines the population center as the point on which the U.S. would balance if it were a rigid plane and all the people on it had equal weight. (Oentra$ Press/ school work into elementary school," North Dakota's Greatest ATOMIC BOOST FOR ITALY--An artist depicts how Italy's first nuclear power station will look when it begins operation in 1963. Now under construction north of Naples, the 150,000- kilowatt power station has a dual-cycle boiling water reactor. The installation is being built by General Electric Company. Farm Coverage - Gels ResulIs BUYING SELLING Rates: 14c per word first insertion-no ad less than $:2.80 12c per word each additional issue, $2.40 minimum SEND DIREC'~ TO: BISMARCK CAPITAL and ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS Main and Mandaa 8treat BISMARC~K, N. D. One youngster when interviewed Farms For Sale 2 stock. * t(" FoP details write Norman Websl,r. [~I. 1 flex 3t. t{llbbard. Ore. g For Sale 8 For Sale: 1 usedTD6 International t'rawl,~- Tractor. ])onald Knudtson Underwood. N. I). Phon~- 516. 6-8 Real Estate For Sale 1 [lllSilleSS F(,F Sa l,~: H.eCr~,aI Jolt and Nporl shop /either business available separately/. Both. fully equipped; 8ale iucludes Taylor "Twin llit" soft ice ,'realT1 lrul,!hlll rnodol 69. Interested 2U7. tlebron. N. l). 6-9 head and learn It. "He told us 'Don't think hard; just let the blocks do the work.'" Such teaching methods are put- ting the fun and adventure back into the time-honored pursuit of mathematics. The Greeks, it is said, were so elated when Pythagoras proved that rational numbers couldn't measure all lengths, that they went out and sacrificed a hundred oxen to the gods. Math is like that. --L-] Farmers today are getting 76 per cent more nutrients per ton of mix- ed fertilizer than they got 30 years ago. 1 @ -@ @ Personal CAt{[`: FOR UNMARF~I[`]D M(3THER,q Florence Orittenton IIome 711 13th St. So. Fargo. North Dakota. Write su- perinendem fo rinformzttion. All In- quiries eonflden Hal. HELP FOR UNIARRIED MOTHEI~ t eounml and nurslng eare. Write Hou~ of Mere, 1506 6th Avenue South. lra~, North Dakota. SAt tnq~lrl~t eo~fldentla, Notice 29 LARGEST w'hols~le supply In U, R l~urnlture, clothing, appliances, aut~ and acceseorle~, farm equlpmenl tools houzew~es, n~w products, lmoorts ~ree details Associated W'holesMsf.~ F~ox ?06W.BN. Sioux City 4. Iowa. Stt Attvnd Maier Barl)~r St'heel in Van- cotlv~r. Washin~rton. fl I. approv- ed barb~,rs in demnnd all ov~,r the IT. S. A. Maier Barber ,qchc,~ 615 M.~ln St. Vancouver. Wash. 4-I.1 l.YSti]l) AUTO PARTS. Used parts for ;Ill l 1ak~s and lrlode]s Of CAPS, Tony's Bodv Shop o ' ~O lt~h '3 - " St.Bismarck. N. I ak, Dial CA 3-9547. 5tf" "WANT A GOOD PC)S[TION?" At- P tend interstate. Pa 1 term Sept. 6. rofessionM training in secretarial stenography, bookkeel~ing, typing, civil servh?e. Stand for catalo~r. Interstate Business College. Fargo, 'N. l)ak. ,~4; "Dr. Bjornlie's Patients are invited to visit Acme Clinic. 102 E. 12th St. SIoux Fal s I~,D 26241. South[)akota 6 Livestock 7 ~or S~.le: PUREBRED H[`3IIEFORD PQLL{~ll) BULLs AND HEIFERS A E. Nelson "$Vllton. N. D 37 Snl,~ll C';tlves for sa e. Deliveries in lots of 5 or more Holstein and Guernsey heifers $40.00 Holstein bulls $30.00 Lewis L Jochim Route 1, BI~. ,n:zrek Phone (?A,%3114. 3-6 i ALASKA 6 HAWAII 12 D.C. 8 PUERTO RICO 3 VIRGIN ISLANDS 1 CANAL ZONE 0 @ GOP DELEGATIONS--Here Is how delegations are allocated for the Republican convention lm Crate. There m 1,~1 delegates. Nominating majority is 666. (Oentral Press) Russians Garble North Dakota Politics Wanted To Buy 22 Wanted to btly farul and grazing land. (live dot:dis H'. D. Gorne. 201 ('?heat- nut St. Bellingham. VCashington5-6 Farm Equipment 4 Used ('ombines or Sale---No, 95 John l)eere. No. 25 John Deere. No. 125 [nt~.rnational 20 27 Massey Harris No. 21A Massey Harris Zinlnlerman im- l)lement (~o hl lend'ale. 'N. D. 5-C For ~tle: 53 cultl-vision Massey Har. ris 30 tractor, hydraulically equipped. with 3-14 allis--chalmers plow. good combination, ready for field. Also t2 x 18 .~iding granary 1800 bu capacity very good condition Located 9 miles south east of McClusky. Arthur Trleb- wasser, McClueky, N. ~D'tk. 4-6 ['or ~ale: 6 inch grain auger. 20 ft with or without motor, good shape. Clarence :,rid Wesley Johnson, Kill- lyre. N.D. 6 Business Opportunity 9 Iqxceptional oportunity. Reliabh. man or Woman from this area to distribute COtlll)lete line of c-iragettes, candy= nuts or gulll through new automatic vell- dors. No selling, we will establish ac- counts for YOU. TO qualify party must t~ave car. references, and cash capital of $80o whh.h is secured by inventory. Excellent e~rnlngs part time--Full time more For personal Interview give phone, etc. Write p. O. BOx 156. Ro~'hestcr. Minnesota. I For F-,ale: 40 acres with $10,000 of build- ings on it in Minnesota among the lakes, good for retirement, cheap price :)tto Kadin~. Hackensaek. Minn. 5-g For Sale: Detroit I,akes l~ading Air conditioned Cafe. Located on Main street. Highways 1O. 59 and 34. Fully equipped. Newly decorated. Benson's Cafe. Detroit Lakes Minn. 6 I~rnnoise open for exclusive Drive-In food Item for North and South 1")a- Rata. Small investment with fast pro- fit and future income. Write Box 1545 Minot, N. Dak or phone Temple 6- 0224, Minor. N. Dak 56 Pets 13 For Sale: Beautiful whiteSpitz pup- pies, $15. Loyal and home loving. Mrs. Morrill. 615 E. Fir Ave Fergus Falls. Minn. 5-6 For Rent 28 Ft~r IG~nt: (}n Llda, large modern cot- tage, w~ry Irrivate, spacious lawn 9 ,).~tl~. fief'place, piano. Ahlmacraft [',lo!)e '-5119 Fergus Falls. Min!L 5-6 Car For Sale 20 For Sale: 1960 Black Volkswagon like new. radio ILod heater, leatherette upholstery, white walla, 11,000 miles. Liberal discount for outright sale. ~'. E. Harris, Box ;~3, Des Laes. N. D. 6 Trucks 21 For Sale: 1951 F-5 Ford 1 and one-half ton V-8, 177 inch wheelbase. New 7.50x20 tires, 8x14 box 12 sides. $895. ~qtimut box $795. JuliusP, Hell Cleveland. N.D. 6 Nort~ DaKota l~ew~t~ap~i ~4~ Bismarck, N.D. 1960---6 THIg[ MAPS give detailed and overall pictures of the impor- lance of the U. S. Navy's Ouants~amo base in Cuba. It dominates the Caribbea~ It was acquired by treaty 11 190~ aft~ the ISpan/~h-American war, in which Cuba won free- IDEOLOGY ~H--Gov. John E. Davis (left) did not hesitate to defend United States institutions and governmental practices in the question-and-answer session with Dmitri S. Polyansky, chairman of the USSR council of ministers, when a large delegation of Russian leaders visited Bismarck on their tour of the United States earlier this year. Now a Russian newspaper version af North Dakota's special senate election results cites the Davis-Poly- ansky debate as a possible contri- buting factor, claiming that North Dakota voters may have resenfed appeared in Izvestia, official Russian time voted against the government's government newspaper, and told its domestic policy. It is sufficient to readers that "the conduct of Cover- say that over. eight thousand small nor Davis caused indignation among and medium-sized farmers have the entire North Dakota public." been ruined in North Dakota re- It asserted that Davis acted "not cently: without Nixon's advice". The chief clash that can be re- Russian readers were also told called between Gov. Davis andPoly- that in electing a Democratic sena- ansky resulted from Davis's polite tar, North Dakotans were reacting refusal of the Russian delegation's to the U-2 incident, the Summit request to visit the Fort Yates Ind- failure and the cancellation of Presi- ian reservation area. Davis explain- dent Eisenhower's trip to Japan. ed at the time that no such visit Karev wrote that Vice President had been scheduled and that a tight Nixon flew to North Dakota on the schedule and the distance involved eve of the elections "with his ad- precluded the possibility. risers and agitators--in an effort Th~ exchange ended amicably, i dam from ~]paln. The installations are valued at $76,000,000. "an openly hostile and provocative to justify the government's policy." with both Davis and Polyansky a- 'l~aet~t ~ I 1,~00 Iml~rnanent perlmmei, with uluaUy position regaraing the Soviet The article stated that North Da- gracing that such frank discussions I 50e shll~b~aed Navy men on hand. 'there are 1,400 build- guests, k0ta voters repu.d, ia t~la "adventuris- were helpful towards mutual un- " rig. Motel For Sale Motel priced for quick sale by owner $35,000 down, owner will carry balance of $120,0b0 at 5% interest. Gross income $45,000 for 1959. Wonderful investment, well located in Capital City, 28 De- luxe units, some Kttchenetts, carpeting, television, telephone, son~e mr conditioned. Attractive 3 bedroom apartment for owner. Write Ad No. ?19~ P. O. Box 90 Bismarck, N. D. I