Clipped From Lubbock Evening Journal

pyxis53 Member Photo

Clipped by pyxis53

 - Youth Gains Insight Into Character Of Dutch...
Youth Gains Insight Into Character Of Dutch People Lubbock's Community Ambassador Pleased By Response To Project; Glad To Be Home See rtcture Page 1, Sec. 1 "It was fun, and I learned a lot—but it's good to be home," said Glenn Rainer, 2605 SOtti St., Lubbock's community ambassador, when he arrived home by plane Tuesday night at the end of a 13,000-mile trip. Rainer sailed from New York July 1 to Holland where he spent a month visiting a Dutch family and another month touring the country. The local ambassador, who is 19, was the youngest person ever to visit a foreign country under the Experiment in International Living project. Most of the ambassadors were between 2 and 25 years of age, and some were as old as 29. Rainer said he felt the re-- sponse of younger people in Lubbock to the competition for community ambassadors reflected the emphasis on youth in this area. Pleased With Experiment He expressed satisfaction with the community ambassador experiment, and indicated ' that Lubbock would benefit by enlarging the project in future years. "I feel this experiment has been good for the community, bcause they have concentrated part of their efforts on international good will," he said. "The ambassador can clear up some misconceptions about Europe and Europeans," he added, Rainer also said the experiment would benefit Holland. "The Dutch have gotten a distorted impression of our country from the tourists, who are the only Americans with whom they have been in contact," he stated. "Each Dutch young person whom we visited will go back to their school or university and be an ambassador for the United States," he added. Gains Insight Into Problems Rainer pointed out that one of the most important effects of the experiment was the ambassador's personal gain. mentally no difference between the young people here and those of Holland. He said the Dutch youth were inclined to think scientifically, instead of politically, because of a difference in their education. Some of the Dutch young people show traces of the Each young person, who had visited Europe on tours other than the community ambassador project, said they missed the 'human side' of the country. This Experiment in International Living ii really an experiment in human relations," Rainer said. war, he "pointed out, because Faces Draft Crnfl many were in Japanese prison | Upon his return, Rainer, a camps. • junior student at Texas Tech, was "American students have a j greeted with the 'news that he 'social attitude,' because of the < was to report for his draft physic- abundance of student organiza-jal Thursday. tions.-In Holland they have had 1 "Am I 1-A?" he explained. a more ardent academic educa- j Then he added, resignedly, "I tion," he said. won't have to make all those Want To Come To U.S. He also said that most of the young people in Holland want to come to the United States. He indicated that there is no strong nationalistic feeling there, because Holland, being a small country, urges its people to move to other countries. "One of the major benefits -of this Experiment in International Living," Rainer said, "is the look into the human side of a foreign country which the ambassador is allowed." He added that hs talked with many young people on the ship returning to America. Some of them had visited Europe as individual travelers, other had taken special tours. speeches now." His father, E. B. Rainer, hastened to explain that the physical was merely routine, and he would receive his college deferment with no complications. "There are several boy* at Tech in the same boat," his father said. "I don't mind the company," young Rainer replied. "I just don't like the boat. I've been on too many lately." K. Of P. Bestows Rank Of Page On 50 Men The Victor H. Lindsey Class, Knights of Pythias, largest group of candidates for page in the history of Lubbock's Lfidpe 486, were raised to the rank in ceremonies last night at K. of P. Hall, 24th St. and College Ave. Featured in the program was the j ' visit of Jack Needham of Brown- ' wood, grand prelate of the Grand : Lodge of Texas, who took part :n j the ceremonies. He was introduced j b.v Russell Hardin, immediate past ' grand chancellor of the Grand 1 Lodge of Texas. j The meeting was urder the : . supervision of Herb Lee, chancel- ; lor commander, and A, W. Salyars. : ! vice chancellor of ihe lodge. Fifty i candidates were advanced. Judge Lindsey. alter whom the ; "I gained a little more insigru ; class was named, is Grand Tribun- j into the problems of the indi-! al to the Grand Lodse of Texas, i viduals of Holland, and I have 1 a position he has ueld for eigfit j a new sense of responsibility to: years. He is past chancellor of! my community," he said. : Lodge 4S5 and has been a trustee i He added that there was funda-' of the lodge for about 12 years. I on your Radio Groucho Marx YOU BET YOUR LIFE by John Gu»</«l TONIGHT 8:00 P.M. NBC KCBD RADIO

Clipped from
  1. Lubbock Evening Journal,
  2. 16 Sep 1953, Wed,
  3. Page 14

pyxis53 Member Photo
  • Clipped by pyxis53 – 25 May 2013

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in