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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER )r Members of the North Dakota School Boards and County Sup- erintendents Assn. last week heard State Superintendent of Public Instruction M. F. Peter son recommend legislation mak- ing four years of college training mandatory for school teachers il the state. Bismarck School Board Presi- dent John Conrad also reported on a special tax study and sur vey, which revealed that higl school district school boards fa vor by u 67 per cent margin pro posed legislation to eliminat(( general fund limitations which currently exist. Conrad said 79 per cent of some 129 school boards answering the survey went on record favoring another piece of legislation pro- viding for liberalization of the law governing school bond elec- tions. The bill to be presented provides that instead of the present 60 percent requirement a simple majority vote goverv the outcome of school bond elec- tions. "It is felt that at present a mi nority often controls the out- come of these elections," he ex- plained. Peterson told the group tha~ the state school curriculum hat made advancements in the fleld of mathematics and science, bu" that progress h~s been slow ]:~ modern languages. "More people must be trained in our colleges so as to make for eign languages instruction avail. abLo to more children," he said. He said 95 per cent of all cur- cirulum controversy is in the field of social studies. "CurrlcuIum-making is ~ pro- fessional job," he declared. '2t must be done on the state leve~ because states are different, and it must be done with local com- munities in mind." --D- Wentz and Schneider Won't es/gn Highway Commissioner & W. Weutz and Economic Develop- ment Commissioner Lawrence A. Schneider have both announc- ed that they do not plan to re- sign because of the change in the governorship from a Repub- lican to a Democrat after the first of the year. Governor-elect William L. Guy declined to comment on whether or not ne planned to replace them. Wentz, a McClusky implement dealer, was appointed to his highway ]Gb April 1, 1957, by Gov. John Davis. While the Democratic gover- nor-elect, William L. Guy of Amenia, said Saturday there would be no purge or upheaval, he said there would be changes in polfcy-making appointive po- sitions through a gradual process, with careful weighing of matters concerning each position. He said he hasn't made up his mind on any appointments yet. The highway commissioner's }:osition is one of the top appoin- tive positions in the state and it is a policy-making post. It is also one of the toughest jobs in the state, where the com- missioner can become the No. l target in a number of ways. The salary of the highway commissioner is set by the gov- oernor, but the legislature places a limit of $12,000 a year. Wentz has been active in the election campaigns of Davis and Republicans. [] Heart Ass'n Names New Mrs. Stephen C. Bacheller, Enderlin. president of the North Dakota Heart Assn announced that Warren L Duntley of James- town. had been hired as execu- tive director of the association on Nov. 1. Duntley takes the place of George Michaelson. formerly field secretary of the North Da- kota Heart Assn who had re- signed to become affiliated with the North Dakota State Medi- cal Assn as its director of edu- cation and public information on October 1. 1960. The Heart association office is now located in Suite 322, Elks Office building in Bismarck. DuntIey was reared and edu- cated at Carrington. He attended NDAC for two years prior to entering the army. He spent three years with the U. S. Infantry. He returned to North Dakota ,~nd completed degree work at Jamestown college and taught in Jamestown public schools for eight years, joining the James- to,vn college staff in 1959 as di- rector of admissions. He is a m~-mber of St. John's Lutheran church, Jamestown Rotary Club and B.P.O.E. No. 995. KENNEDY THEN AND NOW--President-Elect John F. Ken-lNavy lieutenant at 27, at 29 as he announced his candidacy nedy is shown (from left) at 22 years old, as a World War H[ for Congress, at 40, and today at 43 as the president-elect. For the first time in North Dakota, municipalitie6 may get a slice of the motor vehicle registration fees collected. That is, if a legislative research sub- committee recommendation is adopted by the 1961 legislature. The recommendation increases passenger car and truck fees en- ough to bring in about $1 mil- lion more income for highway use, The LRC ~ubcommittee on State. Local and Federal Gov- ~,rnment said that 30 per cent of me $1 ~/2 :~iliion }n ',',:~l