The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 6, 1947 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 6, 1947
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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 1947 • BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Panama Defense Congressmen Consider Plight of Schools Lacking Funds A j • c Li ^° Properly Finance Adequate Courses of Instruction Accord is jougnt United Stares Seeks Pact to Supplant Wartime Agreement WASHINGTON. May 0. (UP) — TJie united States loday proposed ^Panama join in a new aKree- slreanilinint; the defense of the Panama Canal lo "Insure its continuous operation." The American proposal was handed lo Rtcardo J. Alearo, Panamanian foreign minister, by Frank T. i limes, u. s. Ambassador to Panama. The State Department snid that the proposed agreement when signed by representatives of both governments wonlcl replace an nc- corcl of May 18, 1942, which provided for temporary wartime defense sites outside Ihc 10-mllc-widc Canal zone. The department said that Panama and the United States have been studini; together for sometime "the lessons learned during the recent war as they affect canal defense." The two governments, the department .said, also have been considering current and future requirements for its protection. "The agreement now proposed is designed to insure continuous .operation and effective protection of the canal as provided in the treaty of friendship and cooperation signed by tlie two countries in 1936." the State Di'pnrtnienL said. Arkansas State College Names Alumni Secretary JONESBORO. Ark., May 8.—Paul ••Wutfmiin, formerly director of athe- W^s of the Jonesboro High School, hlJP been named secretary to the Arkansas Slate College Alumni Association and will serve as publicity director of the college, Dr. \V. J. Edens. president of Arkansas State College announced. Mr. Hoflmjin is a graduate of Arkansas State College and holds a B. A. degree. He will a.ssumc his new duties June 1, Dr. Edens said. In announcing the appointment of Mr. Hoffman, Ur. ,Edcns said that the office is being created in order to organize the Alumni Association into a more closely knit unit which can function more readily in support of the college. By DOUGLAS LAKSKN NKA Staff rorr^iiuiulent WASHINGTON. April 00 (MCA). Should the Federal Trcii.sury rescue American schools from a desperate situation? I'nrcnts. etlucnlor.s itiul others nrc telling Congress Unit some states — and many communiiie.s— cannot pay (or the kind of education that every American child, as a future citizen, should be t;iven. Three bills to provide Federal aid have boon introduced in UK* Senate. Tlie Education committees of both houses iiro holding hearings. They arc bein^ told that, for the sake of the nation's future, we must abandon the old iden that statos and locul communities .should finance education without Fi'tlerat assistance. Mississippi atul California avr being cited ns examples of the, worst and the best that is foeiiiK done now. Mississippi is spending only $400 a year on (he average classroom of 25 to 30 pupils. The national average is $1600. Some Now York communities spend as much as S4U[)D. In Mississippi, .school keeps tes l: Mississippi children KC> to school in churches, abandoned shacks, cni- ton houses temporarily not for storage. In most districts they study only the Three R's, and never hear of such subject as physical education, hygiene, music. art. which havo become standard in many .school systems. Yet even under such conditions,. and at such low outlay per pupil. | one Mississippi child out of every I four does not get to .school at all. The averaqe Mississippi tune 1 , f is paid $15.47 a week. The nation:" L average is $37.02 and New York pays an average of $59 90. As a result, Congress is beitiK told, many Mississippi rural and village schools are taught by teachers who never went bevotui ihe freshman year in hH:h school College tratne<i men ami women, or even high .school graduates, .seldom teach in the state. Teacher turnover is very high. In Jackson, the .state capital, replacements are having to ho found three times as mast now as a fi-w years ago. It is almost Impossible to Kct yountr ones. Seventy-four of Jackson's 210 while teachers "'"^ oycr 70 and another Gl are over GO years old. Only 35 are under years wh vt individual states spend nirh Connie Hay is Honored At Miss. State College Connie Hay of Blytheville, who attended schools here, has been elected treasurer of the Student Council at Mississippi State College, starkville.where he is a student. He will take office, at .Resinning of the Fall term next year. Mr. hay, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Hay, is osr- of the outstanding students "t i^feC and participates in a number of school organizations. Graphic illustration of the wide classroom i.nit of 25 to 30 pupils is shown on the i>h->lo-chai t alwe. The on .'it'hcols, which Is abo^e the nal- lional average of 1-53 per cent. California, with its hi|;h pay scale and widely-praised school system, slill is short 5000 teachers. And while iUs buildings are mostly in good condition—modern, with gymnasia and laboratories, shops, and auditoriums—they are ovc-r- c-ro'.vdfd. and there are not inionyii rural schools. These facts are being cited to the Congressional committees as proof that tin- states no longer can carry l!ie burden of linancinj; grade school education. California is a wealthy state. She has established a superior system by using only 1.31 cents out of every dollar of income. Hut Mississippi is a poor state, and than eight months a year, and the even by spendinc, an abnormally average pupil attends only Circe ' lai^c proportion of Income she t-an- or four dnys a week. California is at the of the scale. Its scribed as being Hoover Says 'Reds' in States Aided by Horde of 'Travelers' WASHINGTON. May C. (UP) — country. And thai prnelration Communist pencil atioii into vir-i been Intensified over tin; lust. tULilly every field of industry in eral veal.s," the United" States is crowing be-[ cause for every pal ty member there are 10 sympalhi/crs ready lo their work. That is the considered opinion of J. Ednar Hoover, director of tho Federal llureau ol Investigation. "I do not Ihink for one moment. lliat \ve are going to have a rcvulu- lion in tins country tomorrow," Ilnnvcr '.old a House Appropriations other end schools are de- monr; the country's best. The minimum pny lor i schools, teachers was raised recently to $2400 a year. The average is between $3000 and $3500—contrasted with $850 in Mississippi. No California pupil, il is said, studies under a sub-standard teacher. not pay for even a pas.sablu school system. H isn't conurcss is told, that Mississippi doesn't want good doesn't try. It is that her per capita income, and her people jnst do, not have the immey. If rich C.ililornia should spend S^.OCO.GUO more- to provide facilities for Us children, what can Mississippi do without assistance? .-Yet California . promts only . 1-3), (And what ran -other., states, little p«r cent of Its total income on edu- j less poor than Mississippi, do? cation. And Mississippi in HIM | On the basis of such facts and spent 1.64 per cent of its income such arguments as these, emigres. Hi 1 :;aid it would be a grave tul:i- luki- to dismiss the Communist Parly as a small organi/allon Just ne.-nnse il liu.s only around IIO.O'JH members. Ife said they exercised influence out ol protMirlion lo their sl/.e thrtitli'.h the help fit others. "Tiles' arc the tellow travelers," he .said. "They may not, have a parly card and they may not he- loni; to the parly, hut they are Mother is Denied Custody of Child Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds Chancellor's Ruling I/rVri,K HLK'K. Ark.. UJl'l 'fill' Arkmi'ills C.mrl. in u lour lo llnor yt'sli-nliiy ri'tiiM'd lo urnn ol u slx-yoiu'-nlil dilld to IlllT 'fur llH- L'l'Sl Interests (If illOJ HiHliicr" i\.s well as of (lie child. 'I'lu- division, written by Cliicf .IiiMkv Clrlflln Smith, einrie us Hie !:l)'h cimrl iiHInm'il u divl.slnn ol' . (MmnccUnr W. A. HIICIT of KI i)o- I'udo. iiriinllni; ensloily of Ifobctl H. Illllller. ,Ir. lo Ills fiilher lur.l Kruiulmothi'i', l'\nitiie ("lU'penlev. Tin 1 mother, Dorothy U. Hunli'r of Cliiittiiiiotv.u, Tt'iui., had u.skcd tho .Supreme Gmi'l lo review .SIKHM-':. tu-tUin In leluslni; lo a^;ird lu-t 1 tlie chilli, j IHs.sentlriK In the eiiiie were Jus- ting Frank n. fi'iilh, Minor Mil'.-' wee iiiul .1. K. lloll. t Aceordlnx (o tin- fit-ord Mr ;nid Mr.v llunler were imm'ictl In 1010 afler nieetlnj! through a Mi:irrlai;o binean while he \viis in the Artny at ,M:irfu. Tex. Tlie m-onl said Mrs. linnli-i became 1)1 ami u.vsrrlcd she dlil not tollv rei'ovtT, "iiliyMi'iillv nr nieii- liiHy." Tlie collpte was divon-ei! ul- ler lie :,;>ettt. some Uine In Ci->vum- nv and she wns u imllenl hi a Kiiiixvillo siiimlnrlmn. Alltuniull Mrs. Hunter claimed thiil slie had I'll!:' nvov.-red. c:bancellor Siicer dmiid Din; ibe boy bll[l ntll eiijnyed Die ij-iu-rilj! of a permanent, lionie .nitll October ol lotf) when ins lalli'T |)lu<'['il him In lie: cur.' nr ItLs luandinnlher, Mm. Cai neuter. Mutlu-i's l.otli>rs 11 !.M|,,| "The i>llirul lh:n;i, "is that. the. child IUTVI'.S of il.s MKilhei.' (•ice Kaid that h' I \vun tor I hi 1 berU mother, n 1 ', wt'll Ji I hat, Mrs. Hindi:) Oie care and CAI.S! The record rel Inoiiy vc^ardin^ nienlnl cunditlun \v: While Dr. Jesse Hill IcMiricd Khii had a Dorado pliy.slela'i.s Melon Chapeau thcr ol Mrs. Hunter, wlio asserted tlmt I do ngt'.thlnlc rn/ '<teuglW tcr (should . luive care and uis-. tody" of Robert. Also cieolfilve were letter writterr by the mother to :lie child In which she accused him oi dictating her life and blanied him, lot her Illness. .'. '. The court said that it wems re]»sl«roiia that n normal mo- acr could bclicv™ that a child" :s» than Jive yea.-s of ago would « dictating to lur." In a slow day thn court hn::dcd lowu only live otrior minor opln- ons, t also llccoscd Terry W. John-' son of Little Rock ns an attorney? This Kobatsl. South Africa, native tfirl isn't performing a bnl- nnelnK font. She's woiuttiR her new tint, n melon, to wcleoine Ibc British inynl fninlly nn recent visit lo her iding lesllino^y In On; fmm '/>. H. Umb^tr.ei*. la t.ocmj A Lont I) tat* n re M«r1a| Oldest vehicle* on the roads In' .946 were owned by fanners, a' ourlh of their trucks averaging, i5 years and merely half dating' from 1935 or earlier. FELIX A. CARNEY City Radio Strvice • Expert Repairs on All Radios • Complete I,inc of Rndios in Stock » We I'lck Up and Deliver \l\ K. Main Phnne MB7 >;>;.<>!>ix>'>;>!>:>!>]>!>'>:x>!!*>;>"*"*:>:>:;<>:*'>;>'>"*'>'>'.>"»"*"*!>;>;>.>;>!>icc*>-^' NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC I heaving. CornnuinisL-.syjnpulhizt^r.'i." .Suh^ointniLlcii fit n testimony WHS nmile public loony. 'Hut I do know thai tlie Coin- i minus IK huve jieneirLiliMl every liclrl of activity in this country. They hru'e fiom 1 into tin; mot an pit> tiifo industry; they have- f-mic into 1.K14 mm-Commimlsls hi the Uio radio tiojd. the iK-wspuper fiL'Ul, cd States, am) labor ornan;/,.itionr, uiict into every Held of eiitk-nvoi 1 in this Hoover suld that when the n'ol- sheviks overthrew the 'Russian MOV- c-minent in 1017, there was only one Communist to every 2.2'i'/ persons In that country. Today, he sutd, tin TO is one Cooinnuuilst to every Unit- IhiiL she; \v:i. .said S|K'er. ; p.ot nn the ! And Ills <.(.- : Icn-i.l 'Unit .1 ; lnlrl'l-,',1 <i| |))0 or Itcilicri, Jr.. I)',' M'Ik'Vj'll Of tlur ihd<!." t!i:il [r,.U- lluulut 's ; nnLlii:t>iiU, 111 KlLOX\ - ]l|l' psyt-uosts. ]•;] :iiu( L;i.Mucn i.K Mi-: All dubtui'H to the cslate of Dr. C. C. Stevens may pay tlioir accounts nt Hubbnni Furniture Company . . . bontts will be hold open llitiro until all accounts iiro ck'aral. Please pay promptly, as we would like to seLllc estate UH soon as possible. Mrs. C. C. Stevens !!*',!^ is beiiii; asked lo come to I lie rescue of Iho schools in the poorer Blair': anil help them to oiler a reasonably sound education to nil of the states' children. "In other words, the percentage- is higher in this country today than it. wns In Russia In ion." Hoover said. lleriboi'i is a dJKensr, chiefly Incliii and C'i'.vlon. • HOME SERVICE • & STORAGE CO. i is pleased to announce that j Mr. Richard Holt J has joined our staff as J carpenter and maintcnaiico I man. Call us to do that i jol) you can't do or don't i ivant to do. j Telephone 2801 Coolair . Plus- Cooling You nick a switch nnri a cooling Ijrrr^c comes flooding MlrLUl^h every room In your lionic! Freeh, lirnltliful outside nlr is drown in through doors nnd windows nnd up thronsli an attractive ccilinu prillc or automatic shutter into a suction box in the attic. Tho COOLAIR FAN. mounted in the lx>x. blows tlic air outdoors :u;ain Ilivou^h attic exhaust openings. 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