November3,1948 Reader vOices concern over attitude of students in the national election To the Editor: I ha\·e olten wondered about how much tolerance and spirit of equa.llty the average student atState possessed. Thursday,October 28,I found out. Taking it up.on myaelf to e,cperiment in this matter, I secured a eampaign button and pinned it to my lapel. The inscription read"WorkWithWallace." (I am not aWallace man) Making sure that the button could be Sffn very plainly,Iwalked to various parts of the school-library,cafeteria,social centers and student center. Wel!,lt dldn't take long for the flre­ works to start. Most of the people who noticed thc button gave me a dlsgustC'd look and snickered to themselves. A few people (mostly friends) stopped me to ask ifiwere serious.I pretended thatI was.They,too,scoffed and laughed. There were a few,believe It or not. who stopped me and asked i!I had any c,xtrn buttons.I had ten buttonswhlchI gladlygaveto thosC'who asked. LJter,as more of my friends asked. me why I was forWallace,I tried to give some answc-rs that would brlngout thc good polnts of the thlrtl party candidatc, (thel"('are some). Jnl"C'tallatlon, I asked why the person was against Wallace. Get thls! Not one could glvC' m!!a conerete or factualreply.Themost common answers wt' re."He's a Communist," "He loves the Russians." I don't blame the students for their opinions,butl do lay most of thetault with the local papers.Thc-y assail Mr. Wa!lace to gain !a'Jor for their own candidate. As far as I'm concerned, thcre is not one good presldcntial candl­ datc.In a timc- whc-re the need for leadcrship is wnnting.we geteandldateslike Dewey,Truman, Wallace. The· crisis isn't in Europe,It's right here In the good old U.S. A. James Shahin'50 Thcf"C! are four subjects which must be taught: reading,writing,and arithmetic,and th(' foar pf Cod. The most difficult ofthese !s arithmetlc -Edward Shanks

RECORD SIDE VIE;WS SyJAMES J. MANCUSO Does the postwar period measure up to what you thougllt itwould be like whenyouwereinthe service? Norm Flanigan--GE '51 That's a pretty deep question.Well, to tell you the truth,no,I don'tthink so.The economic situation In general lsn't whatihoped it would be. Joe Marinelli-lA'50 In a senselth!nk so,I d!dn't expect ��ed m �� l�Y���\h°:i���ato e ut:ir J � can figure. CliffJuen-AE'51 Like most ,,ets,I'm comparatl\'ely disillusioned.l find most super post war headaches, such as the recent lack of funds for the opening of schools for the \'ets typical of these disillusions. Frank$ardina-GE'51 Yc-s,I expected trouble with Russia during the war and my expectations ha\"e materialized. I am under the conv!ction that unless all the people of th(' world understand each other, there can be no permanent peace. RayWcigand--lA'SO I never had it so good asldid in the Islands.I'd go back lfI could.That's an. Don Sank-kE '50 Oh No! I didn't c-xpect to fight any­ more wnrs but it looks likeI'Uha,·e to fight in the near future. After thls warI'Ubring my gun home. JimJakie!-GE '50 It's quite up to whatI expected it childs de\"elopment, his stl"C'ngths or weaknesses, relation among subjects, and gradual !mpro,·. cment over the years. A graph o! marks c,!imlnates laborsom!:' interpretation o! the old A,B, C,!"('('Ord. Each rear the child's te:i;cher entcrs hcrC'\"aluation for he, specific grade. By use of th(' section on personal traits a teacher can trace one ir:iit from Its appearance to maturity. For example-,the record w!ll show whc-n thC' child first displays "open mindedness:· How the trait devc-lapcd or lessened. Teachers will seethe tr::Jts the ch!ld l�cks and whc-n a new teacher m£>Cts 11 student for the first time. having l"C'ad th!! cwnulati\·e record,she !s ready to deal with his !nd!v!dual needs from the very first day she meets him.

Page Two Editors with ideas The New YorkState Teachers Press Assodatlon held Its ECOml annual con· ference recently at New Paltz State Teachers College.We attended that conference and returned with many facts concemlng the coll('ge newspaper. The most Important o1 these Is that a1though BullaloState has the largest enrollment of all the State Teachers colleges,theamount of money spentper capita for the newspaper publication ls the smallest of any of the , colle�s. In addition to the money which Albany State received from the blanket tax, Albany·s paper makes $1,000on adnir· tlsements, mainly from cigarette ads. The sl%e of your paper in pl'(lportion to the others is less than half. Another Issue discussed at this confenmce was the Press Bure:rn which has been established in many of the colleges. The purpose of this bureau Is tolnerease the standing and prestige of the teachers colleges in New York.The names of students who have made the Dean'sLlst,elected to office,hal'e parts ln a'dramaues production,etc. ,iii! recel\'e recognition not only In th!s paper but also inthelr home town papcrs.We are now In the process of forming a preubureau here. The part rellgion and natlonal po!itics play in a college newspapcr wru;brought ,,_ At thls conference the Charter was l! was decided thnt the third annual conference would be held at Albany. Thls press association is helpini; to unite theState colleges and to!mprove the quality of the campus publications. We wish to express our thanks and apprectation forthe \';onderful hospitality shown by the hosts of New Paltz StateTeachers College. Eli�beth Collins A C11mulall\"e Record Card is kept at theSchool of Practice for el'cry student. Its aim is to enable teachers to know the!r stlldents the very first day they meet.The card gh·cs a bird's eye vlew of the lnd!vldual and Is \·aiuable in helping the child in his soc!al,emotional,and educational adjustments. Future te::chers who are µ.cqua!ntcd with the use of such a record find it applkab!e in their teachlng situation. It Usts many personal charaetc-rlstics. slgnlncant In child growth,to be aware of when teaching. ... The record ls divided Into six m:tln _st".:t!ons, family data,ScholastleP.erord, Standard Test Record, Regents and other examinations,He:ilth Record,and Personal Chnraeterlstles.The scholasUc record Is recorded graph!ca.lly; one can see at a glance the entire story of the

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