The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 25, 1949 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 25, 1949
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FACE EIGHT BLYTHEVTI.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JUNE 28, THI NATION TODAY Rights of Reds in Educational Field Pose Ticklish Problems For Colleges They Represent By James Marlow WASHINGTON, June 25. (/P/—Worry about communism has crept lnt« th* Khool* und colleges and * number of top educators say a Communist shouldn't be hired to teach. Thtt doesn't deprive him of Intellectual freedom, they argue, for •ueh i man surrendered that freedom when he became a member ol th« Communist Parly. + .—. . Dr. Ja/nes B. Consul, president 8* Harv«rd, was one of 20 oiit- itandfnc educators who made that! •tatement. But Immediately they faced this next, obvious question: What ol the after-school, out- side-the-clas.sroom activities of wjme professor who, although not a proven Communist, may have taken part in something where the Communists had a hand, .such as a meeting? What should be done about him? That question was raised thl.s week about » couple of Harvard professors. Dr. Con ant took a stalid on that by citing as a model a statement. made In 1917 by a former Harvard 1 president, A. Lawrence Lowell. It's on the "professor outside the classroom," I.X3 well ma:Ie the statement in his annual report for that World War I year, taking note that the war had raised questions of academic freedom and freedom of apeech by professors. "The gravest questions, and the strongest feelings, arise from action beyond his chosen field anri ont- stde of his classroom. Here be speaks only as a citizen," Lowell wrote. "By appointment to a professorship" he acquires no right, 1 ; that he did not possess before; but there Is i real difference of opinion today on the question whether he loses any rights that he would otherwise enjoy. Liberties Safr^uardcd "The argument in favor of a restraining power on the part of the governing boards of universities and colleges is based upon the fact that by extreme, or injudicious, remarks that shock public sentiment, a professor can do great harm to the Institution with which h* is connected. "That IB true, «nd sometimes a professor thoughtlessly does an injury that Is without Justification. "In spite of the risk of Injury t« the institution, the objections to restraint upon what professors may say as citizens seem to me ?RT greater that the harm done by leaving them free. In the first place, to impose upon the teacher in & university restrictions to which th« members of other professions, lawyers, physicians, engineers, and so forth, are not subjected, would produce ft sense of irritation and humiliation. In accepting a chair under such conditions a man would surrender a part of his liberty; what h* might say would be submitted to the censorship of a board of trustees, and he would cease to be » free citizen. "Such R policy would tend seriously to discourage some of the best men from taking up the scholar's life. It is not a question of academic freedom, but ol per- sonal liberty from restraint, yet it touches the dignity of the aca riemic career, Institutions Have Responsibilities "That is an objection to restraint oil freedom of speech from the standpoint of the teacher. There Is another, not less weighty, from that of the Institution itself. If a university or college censors what its profr.sf.ors say, if it restrains them from uttering something that it. does not approve. it thereby Assumes responsibility for that which it permits them to say. "Tills I.s logical and inevitable, but it IF; a responsibility which an institution of learntnf? would be very unwise in assuming. Tt Is sometimes suggested (hat the principles arp different in time of war; that the governing boards are then justified in restraining unpatriotic expressions injurious to the country. "But the .same- problem is prc- CIXDKKKI.LA Marie Council OlRL-Cute Rose above; wauled to full responsibility for pci nntlini its professors to express certain opinions in public, or It assumes no responsibility whatever, and leaves them to he rlealt with like other citizens by the public Authorities according to the laws of the land." , Cemetery Association . ... a Plans Maintenance Drive bare 1]ecjulse C. W. Tjpton. president °f the 600 Disappointed Men Leave Hall Bare Since Boston Dancers Weren't ASHBY, Mass., June 15. Wj— Police reported that somewhere toclny there are about 600 muttering men \vlio allegedly left a hall girls weren't. The Inside of Finnish Hall was wrecked last night, police said, by ^fani^a Cemetery Association, ha,s! nn antu "cnce of disappointed males Asked Hint all people having friends \ wno nart come to .see a striptease or relative.? buried in the Manila u " *'" '" cemetery contribute to the upkeep of the ground.'i. Hfi explained that additional maintenance is required during the summer when is necessary to employ a caretaker to keep and shrubbery trimmed. He also announced that lots in the new addition to the cemetery were now available. Manila Lions Arrange Fish Fry on Big Lake Members of the Manila Lions Club, their wives and RiicM.s will attend the club's annual fi-sh fry and Installation of officers at the recreation park at Big Lake on .July 6. Boat rides and other forms of entertainment have been planned by M. L. Downing, V. B. Osborne and by tbree Boston dancers. It seems the girls took off, not for the audience, but for Boston. Police said the dancing girls and their manager, with a suitcase of paid admissions, disappeared fully Kippered as they had come. Noises from the isolated hall finally brought notice but by ttot time there was nothing left unbroken and the audience had vanished too. Canada, Belgium, Syria To Elect New Leaders By Ihf Associated Press Three nations—Canada, Belgium nd Syria—are charting their future courses In elections this weekend. Canadians will decide by ballot Monday which party they think will better advance the prosperity of Canada's 13,000,000 citizens. They have the choice of reclectmg Ihe liberal administration of Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent or turning to other parties. Chief and traditional political foe of the liberals is the Progressive Conservative Part led by the lormcr premier ol Ontario. George Drew. Socialism Is represented by the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) led by M. J. Coldwel!. There are several minor parties. A total of 954 candidates seeks 262 stats In Canada's 21st Parliament, Newfoundland will vote as a province of Canada for the first time. There is a royal Issue In Belgium. The nation's largest party— the social Christian—is supporting a proposal that former King Leopold III be put back on the throne. He now is nn exile in Switzerland. Mary Belgians resent the fact that Leopold surrendered hts country to (he Nazis instead of fleeing to set up a government to (ipht in exile as did f)uecn Wilhelmlnu of Holland and other rulers. Tile return of Leopold is opposed by (lie Socialists. Communists and most Liberals. The Social Christians promise that if they form the government they \viil hold an early referendum on the royal issue. Voting will take place Sunday, and women will cast their ballots for the first time in Belgium. Voting is compulsory. Paul-Henri Spaak, premier and minister of foreign affairs is up for reelection. Syria Is holding a rubber stamp election today—there is only one presidential candidate on the ballot. He is Col. Husni Zayim, military governor of the country since he ousted the previous regime last March. Besides approving Zavim as president, Ihe people are asked to vote on whether they want free elections held regularly and a new constitution. Senate Committee Votes To Restrict AEC Funds WASHINGTON. June 25. (API — A Senate Appropriations Subcom- mitte voted today to throw new restraints around the Atomic Energy Commission's expenditures for construction projects. Senator O'Mahoney (D-Wyo), chairman of the group, told report- A. E. McCulley who have been ap- j ers "the purpose is to establish a pointed lo make arrangements for 1 certain brake on expanding cxpeil Uie picnic. " .... ditiires" of the commission. ^—j-f:. He said the proposed amendment I.ouis St. Laurent Drew RUTH TRIKS BASEBALL—Ruth Strinhagcn <riglit>. 19. held i. the shooting of Eddie Waiikus, Philadelphia Phillies first baseman, tries out at first base position rturini; practice sn.ssion among women inmates of Cook County jail in courtyard, at Chicago. In umpire's role, at left is Mrs. Ann Markov, chiel matron of Ihr jail (AP Photo>. -to an appropriation bill carrying I insects may 'und.s for the atomic program will ' Canadia Some Birds Shun 'Home Life;' Like Traveling Nests CHICAGO— lir,— You'll never find some birds tied down to a humdrum life in an old tree. They prefer traveling nests. Austin L. Rand, curator of birds at the Chicago Natural History Museum, reports: "Tree swallows nest on ferryboats' that p!y between OgdensbHrg.'N. Y.. and Pres'cott, Ontario, across the St. Lawrence River where it is more than a mile wide. The nests are tucked Into suitable openings on the ferries, and the frequent trips back and forth and the docking at different piers do not seem to dis- ! turb the birds. They gather their i nesting material of feathers and I straws and leaves from either shore. I and when the young are being fed. J. Cold we 11 be roocmmemled to the full appropriations committee next week. Senator Hickenlooper (R-lowa), n pressing "incredible mismanage- charges against the AEG the direction ol Chairman ment" mdcr David E. Litienthal, ha.s complained of construction costs exceeding estimates. be gathered on the U. S. .shore, depending on where the ferryboat is dock" ed " So much for the wave riding Highway Commission Awards 10 Contracts Totaling $2,069,187 LITTLE ROCK, June 25. (API — The Arkansas Highway Commission has awarded 10 road and bridge construction projects for a total,of 52.069,187. The successful bids were $18! .855 below the department's cost estimates. At its meeting yesterday, the ccmmi.^iou disregarded the Public Reads Administration in voting to so ahead with work on the highway between Black Oak and Caraway in It.s present location. The PRA refund matching money unless a new recommended location was used, anri the commission approved expenditure of approximately $300.000 in stale funds on the job. international set. There are othe who like to gad on land. Rand says: "Barn swallows have been noted nesting on railway trains that run across the two mile portage between Atlin Lake and Carcross on Lake Mnrsh (in Yukon Territory). In the slimmer the train makes the trip almost daily, and for n\ny years a pair, or succession of pairs, has made ils nest and raised Its young in one of the open baggage I cars. Members of the train crew j have taken an Interest in the birds ' and put up a cigar box for a safe place for their nest. Here the family seems to prosper unrlistlirlicd by people, baggage and clatter of the train." Col. Husnl Zayim U.S. Air Force and RAF 'Battle' over England LONDON. June 25. i The Aged Lothario, Swindler of Gullible Widows, Is Tripped Up by One of His Intended Victims CHICAGO, June 25. (/PI — Sig- mimd Z. Engel, who lor 50 years )as wooed gullible widows and 'leeced them of their fortunes, was tripped up by one of his Intended victims yesterday. The dapper, aged Lothario, whose suave talk and glib manner earned Mm a reputation as an International confidence man, was seized in a police trap In a Michigan Avenue shop, Mrs. Genevieve Parro, 55-year- old widow, led the 73-year-old Engel into the police net as they to " ie shop to buy luggage for a proposed holiday trip. Mrs. Parro. became suspicious of the smooth talking Romeo — who rjo.sed as Paul Marshall, a wealthy Evan.sloii resident— after he started whirhvind courtship with her earlier this week, she notified Policewoman Marian Hagen, her sister-in-law. Police, who had been searching for Engel for allegedly bilking another Chicago widow of $8,000 earlier this month .urged Mrs. Parro to carry on her romance with Eiwel, whom police said has a police record In nearly every major city in the nation and many foreign countries. t'olice Pose »s Clerks Eiv^el agreed to meet Mrs. Parro at the Charles T. Wilt Luggage Shop yesterday and buy her some Juseuse. Policewoman Hagcn and other police officers were in ihe shop, ixxsin ers. as sales clerks and custom- Sigmund Z. Kngtl Detective Peter Harlib stepped up and asked: "Lord behind Engel Beaverbrook?" (one of the 32 aliases police said he used.) Engel, nattily attired In » gray flannel suit, white shirt, and polka dot tie .turned and cooly eyed the detective, "I'm Sherlock Holmes," said Harlib. "Soi ry," retorted Engel. "Don't believe we've met." Engel was taken to the Town Hall Police Station where he met Mrs. Reseda Corrigan, 39-year-old Chicago widow, who claims Engel earlier this month bilked her of more than $8,000 after posing as a Hollywood movie producer «nd| making lavish plajis (or their marriage. Mrs. Corrigan, mother of three I children, Identified Engel and I rushed at him with arms upraised! as If about to strike Ih^. "You dirty ," she screamed. I "How could you do that to me?" She was restrained by police Bn?el wiiwd his tanned, persplrlng| face. Mrs. Corrigan had spent ma than a week In New York ir4 fruitless search after receiving telephone call from him on June 12,1 a. week after he (led with h«r| money. , Admits Swindles Police and state's attorney's of(l-| cials said Engel, in oral statement?,! admitted taking $5,000 from Mrs.I Corrignn who had told police hel had bilked her of M.100. Engel, po-l lice said, promised to return herl $5,000. A warrant charging Engell with operating a confidence game,! signed earlier by Mrs. Corrigan, wasl served on Engel. Bond on the war-" rant was set at $10.000. Police said Engel in his state-l ments denied he ever had married! any of the women he had taken| money from. "Only King Solomon could mar-l ry that many." he said. "1 am always a gentleman," hel added. "And a gentleman is a man| who knows right from wrong, except in matters concerning money.I After all. all I've done, taking wo-1 men's money, is nothing that th«| politicians don't do every day." Navy Schedules Sale Of 99 Used Cars, Trucks The Naval Air Station, Memphis, today announced that it will sell 99 used cars and trucks on a sealed bid basis on July 1. Ninety- seven ot the vehicle are located in the vicinities ot Memphis, with on vehicle in Nashville and one vehicle in Huntsville, Ala. Priority rights offered by the War Assets Administration are not applicable to this sale. The sale will take place at 2 p.m.. July 1, the Sales Section, Supply Department, Naval Air Station, Memj/iis (Millington). Tennessee. Bidders may inspect all material between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. United states Air Force is battling FDR, Jr., Picked to Join Expenditures Committee WASHINGTON. June 25 MV Rcp. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Jr., (D- NYi will help guide House action j on expenditures. He was elected yesterday to mem- METHODISTS Continued from Page 1. the Rev. Mr. Bagley is in Camp Le Jeune. The Rev. Mr. Bngley was trans- the^AF in the skies over Britain | „,.„„,„- „„ lhe grol]p _ <)]lc of ,„„ B-29 Superforls and "Shooting j Star" jet fighters, aided by planes j Hc SIK(:c<:tis Rep Hcllcr (D . NY , from Prance, the Netherlands and : who moved to Uie Public Lands Belgium, are Irving to drive the | Committee to open a spot on the the air C ° ' r ° m C0ntr °' ° f i Ex P c '«liturcs Committee for Roos- I PIANO TUNING The world's finest — done with the famous 8TROKO- CONN and EXCLUSIVE lo this territory. Enjoy a perfectly tuned piano once. RADIO REPAIR on every make and model done bv a GOVERNtMKN'l UCENSED radio-telephone operator with every job GUARANTEED RIGHT. MUSIC SUPPLIES Everything from the fines! pianos to the smallest parts RADIOS —SHEET MUSK —RECORDS—.HIST ANY THING IN MUSIC. BROOKS Music Store 107 E. Main Tel. 811 ferred here from Newport, where tie was pastor for three years. He served temporarily in 19+6 after the Rev. S. B. Wilford was made superintendent of the Batesvllle District of Conference the of North Arkansas the Methodist Church and until the next annual conference, when the Rev. Mr. Stewart was assigned to Blytheville from First Church in North Little Rock. Firemen Make Run On West Park Street An over-heated kerosene ho! I water heater at the home of Bil'l Cobb; 615 West Park Street, wail the cause of a fire alarm this morn'»£• Fire in the burner of the was fanned by a window fan causing It to burn too high. Fire Chiel 1 Roy Head said. No damage wai I reported. BRING YOUR TRACTORS TO US FOR Major Overhaul and Minor Repairs Work Supervised by 18 Expert Instructors. "N'o charge for labor . . . replacement parti at cost." DELTA TRADE SCHOOLS, INC. 635 Hernando SI. Memphis Phone. 37-0181 THE SECRET OF A BRIGHTER, CLEANER WASH Send your clothes lo the Blytheville I-aundry and they'll come back to you cleaner, brighter than ever before. But that's not all. Your clothes will last longer because they're treated carefully, gently ... an important consideration today when it's so expensive to replace them. Next time call Blytheville laundry and you'll discover what we mean by really "good laundry service." Blytheville Laundry & Cleaners Phone 4418 WHEAT BELT CRISIS—This huge pile of wheat wa? dumped on the ground In Vernon. Tex., by farmers faced with a severe shortage ol storage space. Wheat growei* in the ares are n.fhmg lo templet* niaJtesluiJ, granaries to store the precious grain in hopes prices on tliis jeafs bumper crop a/ N*."ln t<vj> -wrViA-si . ;ii ».i .. ... - —: precious grain in hopes nnuts t winter wheat will not U* op an/ iurtfc*r. A BARROW OF FUN—"I know it will be fun for the baby," saul Mrs linka St Clair as she heuved on the handles of a whccl- banow lo,,acd w,u, HiBSJge and son Adolphus Fncnds WHVE good by RS she leaves Four O,ks tourist camp, near Jacksonville, i U, beginning her waiting trip w Detroit. Mich. FLOOD'S FREAK -This hays-lack was moved intact and left stranded on a road :>y rampagini flood waters in the Potomac Valley near Petersburg, W. V». 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