The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1951 · Page 10
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PAGE TEW BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1WI American Youth Is Different From Parents in Many Ways Snyder Urges Missouri to Save Against Threat of Communists Accepted Misconduct Makes A New World for Teenagers By HEI-MAN' MORIN' NEW YORK. Aug. 22. <AP>—The American IcciHBgcr and young • adult today IB a very different person, in many way.s, from his parents wh*n they were his ag«. H« has grown to awareness in a different world. For example, hi* future Is eminently uncertain. The shadow ot another great war is always on his horizon. Even without an actual war he may be drafted. He has been assured that the shores of Die United States no longer are secure, that "next time" A-bombs can be exprclcd on his own city. That fear ot the future Is not the only factor Jn nvifci"? him what he Is. There are others- parent, a different moral tone, the example? of misconduct in high places and so on. AB H result, the people who know him best today draw this composite picture of his main traits. They Bay— 1. He Is impatient for money and quick success. 2. H* feels that thf world owes him something, that somebody, Mmr where, ought to take care •t Mm. 3. H« h better informed about most things—including nf \ — than his parents were at a comparably age. 4. Consciously or otherwise, he In following a - be-rrif:rr.v-fnr-to- morrow-we-dlt. philosophy Jn order to escape hln anxieties and tensions. These arc generalisation. 1 ;, of course, they do not apply wholly to every American rjoy or girl. But over and over again, with astonishing unanimity, probation officers and college officials, psy- chlrtlri.sts and businessmen, teachers, policemen and clergymen, come up Kith the .srmie answers. One of (lie tnn.sl prominent men in America in .sports the asked tSiat his name he withheld> recruits high school athtete.s for his own college. A small .school. He* said; "Formerly, the best inducement was to assure a boy of a chnnce to Eft started in hi* own field ntter he finished college, But that doesn't Interest them today. "They want cash on the line. Not tuition, or jobs Inter, or anything else. They want to know exactly how much right now." Irving W. Halpern. a New York probation officer, has been study- Ing youthful offenders for 41 years.' fe drew .some comparison,";: "Crimes of violence and ingenuity jscd to be committed by older men. Today, kids are in an kinds of nc. The nRO-^cate is jjohiK down. Moral Tonr f,o \vcreri The reason, as I sec it, is a owe red moral tone generally. They're all out to make a quick buck, the quicker the better." Margaret Spaulding, a drpart- nent store executive, interviews and trains thousands of college graduates every year. She character- zed them ns "brlyhl and InUreslcd. hut terribly restless, Impatient, for promotion and money." Army statistics indicate that the /oung men today are more In toll- Kent than their predecessors In he 1940 draft. They tend to -score veil above "average" In the aptitude and ability tests. But most professional soldiers .say; "The hardest thing for an Amir Lean klri to lake is discipline They just (ion't spcm to have net any before." A number r>f people noted the xomhody-.shonld-take-cAre-of - me attitude. Max E. Hannum, asslsi- inl to the prcpirtetil of Franklin nnd Marshal] eollt^c, said it in a major characteristic of young men. Psvrhlatrlsl KxpEnlns A wieldly know psychiatrist, Dr. Robert p. KnS«ht, of the Austin RlRKs foundation, at Stockbrid^c. Mass., cxplnined It in these words: "There has been a shift away rom reliance on Individual competence and individual strength lo- ward the expectancy oC belnp looked nfter—In lhl.«; case by the federal Government. H is repeatinq, in maturity and on a national scale, what happened in childhood :«t home." None of the who deal with them, Rlotie. They paint a remained HEY, WIRE!— AH tour Vheeli ]«ft the ground •uspended in mid-air after this car driven by Mrs. Herbert Magi! of Washington, D. C,, went out of control and tried to climb a •ipowtr pole via iti supporting guy wire. Mr*. Magil. delivering a tap* measure to her husband downtown, checked in her coat pockel to local* it The next thing she' knew, kindly nei E hbor5 were holp- Inf h«r and h«r two young daughter* down fro.m their perch. None of the three was i mured.* SBDALIA, Mo., Aug. 22. Secretary of Treasury Btiyder today called on Mi.s.sourianK to save and work together to meet w>m- iminlsm's "most crucial threat." Snyder's remarks u r ere made In a speech prepared for delivery tt the first annual old country ham alcfflst st the Missouri State Pair where he lauded "the gifted Missouri ladies." who prepared the ham and nlsculu lor the breakfast "As a nation," the secretary said, "we are facing today the most crucial threat that has yet confronted us. Upon the way we unite to meet this threat depends the very existence of our nation and the freedoms we cherish, Stakes Are Hljth 'The stakes are hifih, and we can afford no delusions as to the alms of the imerlalistic aggressors who seek to engulf the world, and principally us, with a flood tide of communism." Snyder reviewed t h e progress made in this country in the past 50 years, and added: "Far greater achievement may be ours if we heed the lessons of past experience and continue to work together for Ihe common good. "We can expect that at times there will be temporary setbacks— .setbacks such as the recent flood literacy. With limited fundi', UNESCO haa mbarked on a 12-year program to ain 5000 fundamental education pecJalfxU. They must be prepared teach not only the three R's, but Iso fundamental farming, saniU- lon, handicraft* and .home economics. To start the program, live raining centers will be set up in South America, Africa, Middle East, ndia «nd Far East, First of the centers has now been >pened at Patacuaro, Mexico. Former Mexican President Lazaro Crd- nas donated one of his estates for he experiment, it will train 1000 •eachers. Mor* Work for RFC While there was a lot of icntk- John W. Snyder disaster In the Kaw and Mi&sour valleys. But we have conquered the rfu-nges of nature brfore. and we can and must do il now." men nnd women youngsters blaire disturbing of yoime America, but they say the causes lie more In the world than with the' young people. Ocean Floor L ife Still Productable LA JOMA. Calif. 'API— Bacteria found In sediments deposited on the floor nf the Pacific several millions of years npo are still capable of reproducing themselves, according to Richard V. Morlla. of the University of California's Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Whether they are, as has been claimed. "The oldest living things on earth". Is a* yet ImpossjWe to determine, says Morita. On theory is that the bacteria In the lower layers of sediment have existed In a stale of suspended animation for some millions of years. A contradictory theory Is that they have been able to carry on normal functions, reproducing and dying, throughout the eons they have been locked In the mild at the bottom nf the Paclfle.^Neither theory can be proved absolutely ns yet, Morita states. Danes Have Problems; Suicide Rate High NEW YORK Wj—Hamlet,, the melancholy Dane, still has a lot of relatives in Denmark. The suicide rate in Denmark Is far higher Ihnn in Holland or Finland, and so Is addiction to drugs, says a report of Dr. Alf Yde in Ihe journal of the American Medical Association. He says this indicates a far higher incidence of mental depression In Denmark. EDSON Commute! Irom Page appropriation bills which have parsed the House, Ihe President'* request for 116.7 billion authorizations were cut lo $10.1 billion. While t Ill's locks like a !6 billion saving. the figure Is meaningless. It does not Include »6.5 billion authorizations for military construction, Tt does not Include' the $8.5 bklilon foreign military assistance program. It Includes nothing for carrying on the war In Korea, If that becomes necessary. It includes nothing for an expanded Air Force, which may rost $10 billion this year ss a starter. Sad Budget Cutting Record U.S. budget toUl for current fiscal year may go way over the »71.S billion figure President Truman sent to Cpngre.is last January There are two main reasons. One Is new Items of expenditure, like Rep. Carl Vinsrm's proposal to Increase Air Force from presently authorized 95 wings to 163. The other IK that congressional record on budget cutting now. loota pretty sad. As a matter of record. President Truman's Budget Bureau has now trimmed January estimates by nver $3 billion, wtilch Is more than Con- j?res.s has been able to economiz r to date. In statement before Senate Fi nanco Committee at end of June Assistant Budget Director Elmer B Slaats revealed that Truman ad mintstraticn estimates for spend In? In fiscal 1052 totaled only $68.' billion. Most of the $3.2 billion cuts wen made in the rate ol defense spend Ing. It isn't moving as fast as an tlcipated. Result Is that actual out lay of cash for defense is now e.s timated at $48 billion this year Instead of over $51 billion. Open Educational Campaign UNESCO —United Nations Edu cational. Scientific and Cultura Organization—has tackled Ihe Jo of bringing wliiit it calls "funda mental education" to the world one billion illiterates. This com prises half the world's population They can neither read nor write they suffer from malnutrition endemic disea.se, from underpro ductlon of the necessities of lif and over reproduction of peopl u-ith a life expectancy of le.ss tha 30 years. While UNESCO has bee severely criticized for many of I cultural boondoggles, it has a rea problem ahead in this attack o ment In Congress (or liquidating Reconstruction Finance Corporation, following disclosures by Sen. J. William Pulbrigl-.t': Investigating committee. RFC now finds that its responsibilities have been added to. This comes through congressional creation of • a new Small Defense Plants Administration. It will have a $17,500 a year administrator, who ••111 work under Mobilization Director C. E. WiUon. He didn't particularly want the new small business outfit. He didn't think It was nec- e.wary. Bui he said if Congre.ss created It. he'd take it and make It run. A »50 million revolving fund was set up to finance defense loans to small business concern*. But actual loans will be made by on recommendation of SDPA. tht c 406 W. Main Phone 4591 ANNOUNCES NEW LOWER CARPET PRICES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY You will b* pleased us we art that our everyday prices for broadloom carpeting are now substantially lower than they've been in a long time. It is always the policy of Montgomery Ward to bring price-advantages to our customers as quickly as possible. Now—lower costs to us from th« carpet mills result in these immediate reductions on our entire line of wool and wool-blend carpel ings. Now you can select that new rug you've been wanting— or decide on smart wall-to-wall carpeting with the satisfaction of spending many dollars less than you'd expect to pay. ATjittte"Wiit- or a ompromse ? If you have a Cadillac on order—or if you arc giving thought to pla(i>i£ your order for one—we wane to talk frankly \vith you about the mntter. There is, of necessity, some delay in delivery of new- Cadillacs. You have to wait a while to cet one—the time depending somewhat upon ihe model you select. Naturally, you are being urged to purchase other makes of cars—which can be had almost as soon as your signature is on an order blank. For the sake of your own welfare, we hope you will turn a deaf ear to all this —and hold firm. If your order fora Cadillac is already in—1st it stand, and be patient until your car is ready. If you want a Cadillac, but haven't yet ordered it, do »o at once—so the delay may be as short as possible. It is a simple choice you have to make. You must choose between a little Kail —or a i/f compromise. You must make this choice because there is no substitute for a Cadillac. There is no substitute for the deep world-wide respect in which it is held— —there is no substitute for its marvelous over-all performance ... so smooth, so quiet, so steady that to drive is to relax and to ride is to rest— — and there is ho substitute for the sheer joy of owning and driving it, so great that you will actually think up exfitui for taking to the highway! If you want « Cadillac—stand firm until you get it. There is nothing else like it—nothing in all the wide, wide world that can take its placel 406 W. Main Phone 2442 • cr SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. 301 We,t WdlnMt p hon . 4578 A Sale for Home-Makers Feature 2-PC FRIEZE SUITE-REG 234.95 Rtductdto 219.88 ° nTerm *' is% D ° wn Choose a handiom* suit* for your living room—choos* it now while Wards Home- Makers Sale brings you special savings. Sofa and massive lounge chair feature the smart crescent-front shape to give your home the modern touch. The sofa if extra long—a full 64 inches between arms—for real stretching-out comfort. Sofa and chair are made with cimfirtable coil spring seats and backs. Cushions are reversible for double wear. The expertly tailored Frieze upholstery will give long wear and comes in a wide choice of lovely fashion shades. Thick fringe all-around gives a decorator finish. Frames are of sturdy hardwood. Buy your living room suite during Wards Home-Makers Sal* and save.

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