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flPftftftf 1 i|M . ■ '” Wm 1H \ 2§: .jflHfM- * vfiMFsM? > i ■ i 'INNER SPACE' MEN —Comic-strip characters Susie and Stevie from 'lnner Space' make learning to read a good game for these advanced, preschool pupils of Dr. and Two Comic-Strip Characters Are Used as Reading Aids BY CHRISTIE RINEHART With a comic strip and some old-fashioned ideas on the three Rs, Dr. and Mrs. Edward Monaghan of Alexandria have set out to fight reading de ficiencies in both children and adults. “I don’t see how children have trouble learning to read If they are taught the alpha bet and some basic sounds." Mrs. Monaghan says. "The trouble is they aren’t taught any more.” The Monaghans teach pho netics with the help of two comic-strip, characters from “Inner Space," which they originated. Stevie and Susie get into one situation after an other to demonstrate basic speech sounds. For example, if Stevie hits his thumb with a hammer, he says, “Ow,” naturally enough When the student recognizes the “ow” sound, he is ready to learn words with this sound in them, like "how,” "cow.” “brown,” “town.” The idea of Susie and Ste vie first came to Mrs. Mona ghan, a specialist in remedial reading and foreign languages, when she taught reading to soldiers at Fort Myer several years ago. “There was one boy there who couldn’t read at all,” Mrs. Monaghan recalls. “Since the boys were only there for a short time. I decided I would have to show them how to read by some really quick method.” With Stevie and Susie, Mrs. Monaghan gets the children to read because reading Is fun SPECTATORS which stands nut from the crowd i ySK Flashing white spectators ore arriving daily for the \ moMM . . A. Whit# with tan. new colors a to spring: RED, MAPLE, BLUE, * % WJJ fe * GRAY, PINK, PANAMA, WHITE, NATURAL and BLACK. Si es O natural, red or block S ■ a n - B Fashionable Tie - style, R 0,/3 A natural, _ white, block •••••• M maple, grey, blue, block ~ ,* % *.^.,»% # » HN IB i suede, Panama kid SSSI Dainty T-strop, Panama H 1207 F 7th Or K 'S •BIU 14Hi *4481 CONN. *sllXlll SPRING, MO. ‘Open »:30 to 9 dally ' ALEXANDRIA VA Open 9:30 to 9 Thurs., Fri. \ CLARENDON, VA. Opel* 9:30 to 9 Mon., Thurs., Fri. __ „ _ FREE CUSTOMER PARKING AT AU HAHN NEIGHBORHOOD STORES Children From'lnner Space Help Couple Teach Phonetics k^jgNDSl PS INNER 90$ SPACEW A AtAOtHC S¥Ht 1 u CHAW II / \\ \\ 'INNER SPACE' TEXT and because school is a pleasure. Dr. and Mrs. Monaghan be gan their task in earnest four years ago in Alexandria. The school is a nonprofit co-opera tive where reading is taught on all levels. Preschool children of above average intelligence come to morning classes where they not only learn to read English, but foreign languages. “Last year I tried them on Russian.” Mrs. Monaghan says, "and yoq’d be amazed how quick th#f were to get it.” Mrs. Mon aghan has also taught French, Italian and Spanish to the youngsters. Costa Sergio, a boy whose Mrs. Edward Monaghan. The boys are (left to right) Skipper Booth, Pat Murray, Joseph Dixon, Wally Scar- ; borough, Mike Mitchener and Levitt Bridgeman. Greek father and German mother Mrs. Monaghan taught to read English, drops in at these elementary classes and speaks German with the chil dren so they become familiar with this language, too. Slow readers are instructed at afternoon classes and there are classes in the evenings for adults. Mrs. Mohaghan, who taught in the Americanization pro gram, is currently on leave from the New York public school system. Since the Monaghans began their school, the success of the “Space Kids” has spread far | and wide. Recently, the New York Board of Education formally adopted the “Sounds from Inner Space” comic strip as a regular part of its curriculum. Other requests for the strip have come from as far away as Switzerland, French Morocco, Denmark. Japan and Mexico. Hadassah to Hold Tots' Theater Fete The Silver Spring Chapter of Hadassah will hold a chil dren’s theater party on Tues day between 10 and 12 noon The show will consist of all cartoons and selected short TV (Sr Dick Mansfield will appear in person, and there will be free safety cavalier buttons and door prises. Music Club Auditions , Congressmen from districts in which the contestants live and other Special guests will attend the Fourth National Audition of the Friday Morn ing Music Club on Wednes day at 1 o’clock at the Cosmos Club. Special guests include Mr. Maxim Kerolik of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Mildred Miller of the Metro politan Opera, Dr. and Mrs. Howard Mitchell. Mrs. Le nora Jackson McKim. Rosa Ponselle, formerly of the Met ropolitan Opera, Dr. Duncan Emerich and Mrs. Alan Val entine. The Foundation will award a (1.000 scholarship for strings to one of the six finalists who will compete before the panel of nationally known musicians. The panel is composed of Mischa Schneider, cellist of the Budapest String Quartet. Elena de Sayn, concert violin ist and former associate music editor of The Evening Star, and Roman Totenberg, con cert violinist and conductor of the Totenberg String En semble. The finalists will be chosen on Tuesday. Contestants come from all over the United States and must be United States citizens between the ages of 18 and 25. , President of the Friday Morning Music Club is Mrs. Myron Witters. Mrs. Florence Howard and Mrs. Kathryn Hill Rawls are president and secre tary of the club’s foundation. STATE SOCIETIES Officers For Year Named [ BY RAY KALTWASSER I New officers will be intro -1 duced at the Missouri Society’s April Dance from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday in the Shore ‘ ham Hotel. They are: Otis E. Lancaster, president; • Brig. Gen. L. H. Renfrow, George L. Warfel, and Harry Wake, vice presidents; Mrs. i Jewell Dowdall, secretary; Eric ; G. Jansson. treasurer, and i Harvey Middleton, tyler. '** * * i Montanans have been in vited to join the National Railway Society on its rail excursion to Pope’s Creek, Md., next Sunday. The society has also scheduled a picnic and a a new member of the famous I I DUTYFUL SHEERS /f /T BUR-MIL has created the famous SHAPE- / 3 |p : * / \ 2-U sheer nylons in a stocking that / 3 * / / gives you long wear with sheer flat- / t j / _ tery . . . won't sag or wrinkle and / § J seams stay straight all day / j / long! "Skin Tone" colors / 3 / with misty Face Powder / 3 / . gt finish: RACHEL, / S /, . l ,Ta MAURESQUE / S S po,r 9 0 R W H I T E / jf / • / 'Jr Sizes A (IVi »e 9Vi) / / Sizes ( <»Vi to 10'/i) / / ’Sizes C (1014 te 1IW) AT AU HAHN STOR£S - irnnmtininiitini—irr - ■ ■ ~ - beach and Gettysburg trip for later in May and the summer. * * * * The Michigan Society has elected Col. L D. Brent, with the Office of Defense Mobiliza tion, ite new president. Other new officers are F. M. Radigan and Thelma Walker, vice presidents; Mathew E. Erick son, treasurer; Jean Duty, re cording secretary, and Mar guerite Hansen, corresponding secretary. ,** * * Representative Clair Engle, Democrat, is the new presi dent of the California Society. Other new officers are Rep resentatives Holt, Doyle, Shep pard and Teague and Frank Rogers. Col. Ray Conlisk, Admiral M. S. Tisdale, A1 Woodward, and Mrs. Edward Wooton. all vice presidents; Walter Phair N treasurer; Miss Betty Lewis, secretary, and Mrs. Gertrude Scott, historian and delegate to the Conference of State Societies. THE SUNDAY STAR, Washington, D. C. IC7CPAT, aran. to. taw Progress Club's Community Fair To Aid Library A Community Fair, spon» ’ sored by the Progress Club of College Park and featuring pony rides, sales of all kinds and refreshments, will bene fit the local library branch. The fair will be held on April 30 from 11 am. until dark at College and Yale ave nues in College Park. All proceeds will benefit the Paint Branch Community Li brary at 4513 College avenue. The library is a wing of the Prince Georges County Me morial Library. Under the county system the county sup plies books and librarians but maintenance of quarters and D-11 all other expenses are a re sponsibility of the community where the branch is located. Many community organisa tions will co-operate with the Progress Club for the fair, ' which will include suoh attrac tions as plant and flower sales, a balloon sale, penny pitch, ping pong, a white elephant sale, and possibly even a bow and arrow range. Mrs Jack M. Devlin, the chairman, will be assisted by Mrs. James M. Osborne, Mrs. Thomas D. Munn, Mias Frances Alice Thompson, Mrs. Clark L. Simpson, Mrs. Merl FT Hershberger and Mrs. Frank Vrans. Mrs. William J. Bailey, immediate past presi dent of the Paint Branch Community Library Associa tion will serve in an advisory capacity.