The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 11, 1949 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 11, 1949
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EIGHT BLYTHBV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1949 THE NATION TODAY Communists Among Educators Pose Very Tough Problem in Protecting American Freedom B.r Jameg MAT km- WASHINGTON. June 11. (/Pj—There's b«n a running argument for months over this question: Should A Communist Party member be aHovrpd to teach in American schools? + Those on the "yes" ptric, putting their emphasis on the importance of academic freedom, argue tliis A teacher should not be Interfered with unless he's caught try- Ing to twist his teaching to fit the party line. But catching him at if. say those on thp -nn" side, i* difficult. To do that, they .say, would require .spying ftiiri otire .spying started in a .school the faculty would he paralyzed or ruined. They argue that once a man is a Communist Party member he Is no longer frre to teach what lie may truly think because: Must Follow P:irly Line He Is a disciplined party member and must follow the party line, HO matter how it shifts or changes. ,Professor Sidney Hook of New York university, one of those on the "no" side, lind a long analysis of the problem last ppniary in the New York Times magazine section. lie said teachers who want to stay in the Communis'. Party "must believe and teach w'^a', the party line decrf.f.K." And he added: "A party lUie i* laid down for every area* of thought from art to /ool- ogy/* As proof of his statement, a very interesting job, Hook quoted from the Communist official party organ of May, 1937. In part: "Communist teachers must take advantage nf their positions without exposing themselves,, U) give their students to the best of their ability a working education." Arthur M, Schlesingcr, Jr., author of the "Age Jackson." readied an astonishing conclusion on May 14 hi the Saturday Review of Literature when he said: No university in Its r 'sense~Tvou3d knowingly hire a Communist." But once such a man was hired he shouldn't be fired for his beliefs alone unless having hijrn around was » real danger. Top Educators On Views Those who say a Communist should not be hired to teach received their strongest- support this week from 20 educators. Including General Eisenhower, president of Columbia University, and James B. Conant, president of Harvard. In a 54-page booklet made public by the United Education Associa- . tton, they said: '' Memo: ers of t he Com tnu nis t Party of the United States should not be employed as teachers."' They said party members are not *'free to think for themselves," and added: "It is because members 'of the party are required to surrender this rght, as & consequence of becoming part of a movement characterized from employment as fenchers." They said Columnists ''surrender ,. , intellectual integrity" and therefore ar rendered "unfit (o discharge the duties of a teacher in this country." The 20 educators offered no proof but plainly said their statement was their opinion. farly House Test Vote Seen on Poll Tax Bill WASHINGTON, June 11. M>i—An ettrly house test shaped up today on anti-poll (ax legislation, a major part of President Truman's civil rights program. Shelved Thursday by a House ON A LIMB—Willys of Hollywood, president of the Hosiery Designers of America, measure* lh« shapely legs of movie star Virginia Mayo in Hollywood. Virginia was picked by (he hosiery designers to head their annual list of movietown's loveliest legs. Anyone disagree? Jonesboro Goes To Court to Get Airline Service JONESBOHO. Ark.. June 11. l/Ti — Legal action seeking to force Inauguration of scheduled airline service for Jonesboro was undertaken yesterday. Tlie City of Jonesboro. City Water A: Light Plant Board, mid the Chamber of Commerce are acting jointly in taking lhe case before the Civil Aeronautics Board, which has the power to authorize installation of the service. Jonesboro has intervened In a case now before the CAB In which Mid-Continent Airlines. Inc., seeks a merger with -Parks Air Transport. Inc. The intervention has been accepted and the hearing date tentatively set for July 18 in Washington. C of C Secretary'Elton Patterson will appear as a witness for Jonesboro. Senators McClcllaiid and Fullbright, along with Rep. E. C. Oatliings, are aiding Jonesboro's fight. Jonesboro's Sl.300,000 airport with concrete runways already has been approved for airline landings. Eclectic Board Takes no Action In McClure Case LITTLE ROCK, June 11. M>>—The Arkansas Eclectic Medical Board took no action yesterday in the case of Dr. a. R. McClure of Harris- burs, now free on parole after serving part of an eight-month sentence for abortion. Attorney General Tke Murry had advised the board that if it wished it had authority to revoke Dr. McClure's license (o practice after a hearing. IJr. McClure, formerly of Para- goulrt, was com-lcicd in Circcne County Circuit Court after death ol a yotlng married woman. The Arkansas Eclectic Medical Association closed its convention here after taking a Maud agaimt "socialized" medicine and electing Dr. A. B. Bond, Lillle nock, new president. Jury Selection Slow in 'Lonely Hearts' Case NEW YORK, June II—i;!',-With seven more Jurors still to lie chosen for (he trial or two alleged "Lonely hearts" killers. Stale Supreme Court Justice Ferdinand Pecoia says he won't adjourn court Monday until the jury Is complete. Defense Attorney Herbert E. Rosenberg has questioned each prospective juror at length about whether they would be prejudiced by evidence of sexual abnormalities or by a plea of Insanity. He made plain yesterday that he will enter an insanity plea for the defendants. Raymond Fernandez, 34, and plump Mrs. Martha Beck, 29. to try to save them from tlie electric chair. The two are accused of hammer-strangulation death of Mrs. Janet Fay, Albany. N.Y.. widow, at Valley Stream. N.Y. last Jan. 4. The two also are accused of slaying another widow, Mrs. Dclnhinc Downing, and her infant tluughter, ot Byron Center, Mich. The killings allegedly grew out of a scheme for swindling lonely women through mail romances. Administration Subcommittee, the measure apparently has a good j chance lo foe salvaged when it goes ' before lhe full 21-mcmber group ! nexl Wednesday. The snhronnnitTpi' ! Pine Bluff City Council End* Uproar over Old Sunday 'Blue Laws' PINE BLUFF, Ark.. June II. M>, —The Pine Bluff City Council nnd the city attorney apparently imve ended the uproar here over -a pair of ancient Sunday "blue laws." The council yesterday amended the old-ordinances—one of them dating bac kto 1872—to allow approximately a dozen "essential" industries—including live bait merchants—to operate on Sundays. At the same time City Attorney R. A. Eilbott jr. said "Sabbath breaking" charges would be dropped against several persons, including Sunday newspaper distributors and the superintendent of the city transportation system. He said he would -seek remission of fines already iu)[X)sed against, two bakers and one newspaper distributor. :;:3poke5men for groups objecting to. the old laws had threatened !o "close up the town" on Sundays II the. ordinances weren't changed. Tin- agitation started after two bakery owners were fined several week-, ago for operating on Sunday. A series of wan-ants for other persons followed. Pn-CMI War Singer And Ooncer Dies at 703 LONO BEACH, Calif., June 11. MV—Death has taken Mrs. Clarissa M. Noxon, who sang and danced on Broadway before the Civil War. She was 103. Born in Masonvllle. N. Y., she performed as her father's dancing partner at the age of, 10 and several years afterward. I>-I)AV ANNIVERSARY!'—Al site of first American cemetery in Normandy, France, Brig. Gen. Joseph O'Hare (left) pf Boston and French Veterans Minister Robert Betolaud place wreaths on memorial in ceremony marking fifth anniversary of D-Day landing on Omaha Beach. American Legion color guard sland: at attention during exercises while French veterans display their colors in background. IAP Wirephoto vn radio from Paris). HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Grove That Holds Gen. Patton Too Small to Hold His Legend By Hal Boyle I1AMM. Luxembourg, June 11. {/p> —There is a grave here big enough for a man, bill too small to hold a legend. In the grave lies Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.. ami it holds him securely. But his legend reaches across thp miles and years to nil those who aspired to what he lived by nnd that WHS leadership. nicy didn't bury "Georgie" here, they just put him underground. Bui nobody shoveled earth on what he stood for no]- can anyone'as long as men put their faith in valor. Perhaps the word is glory. Georgie used Hint *ord often. He'liked the sound of it ?.nd he believed in it. He didn't fight the system under which mankind has dwelled in worry and wonder since Cain killed Abel. He took it as It hns been. He said it would probably continue and he believed and lived and died in that belief—that man is born to warfare and that .since hi.s heritage is struggle, (hose who struggle with the firmest courage nre the people who face life in the finest way. There is probably a wisdom above war culled peace—the world's unknown adventure. Whether peace Is gjocl or bad lor the human race has never been fully determined because .since the Garden of Eden this race, facing life with more vanity than the insects but with four it to them. There are diplomats In military as well as civilian life. Diplomats want success without the attration and risk of gambling. Georgie was smart enough to know that, a bold general spends mei.s' lives to save other mens' lives. He hated Toxhoies because he really believed that digging in was wasted energy, that in attacking again and again lay success and few losses. And when (he Army needed R tough man to do a tough job, there was Georgie, tough enough to order one man to his death (o keep two other men alive. And that was tlie courage he hnd—a corn-age above military politics. Well, to him, to die in battle for your country was the supreme glory. Georgie didn't create the system, it created him. And until men think of glory In other terms, General Patton Will remain an American landmark. Today he lies at. the head of his troops, a silent roster of some 5,200 men. There are four gold stars on Some types of banana must be cooked before they can be eaten. Two Defendants Cited for Failure To Pay Alimony Citations were Issued bv Chancellor C. M. Buck in Chancery Court here yesterday for two defendants in divorce cases to appear In court on July II for alleged fallure to pay alimony in compliance will earlier orders of tlie court. One of the citations was issued In the case of Pauline Metcalf against Charles E. Metcalf. nnd the other in tile case of Ida French against R_ M. French, Defendants in each of the cases had been ordered to pay alimony of $50 per month. Divorces were "ranted to the plaintiffs yesterday" in Uie follow- Aline Nance vs. Willie Frank Nance. Lorene Dowdy vs. Warren Dowdy Sylvia Autry vs. Bsrne-st Autry. Victor M. Craig vs. Clara Craig. Edilh George Paultaer vs.. ~Joe L. Faulkner. Mildred Tripp vs. l,oins Tripp. Alvin Lee Csineron vs. Marilyn Cameron. Carrie Viola G.-sism vs. Billie : Kenneth C-ra^s. the simple white cross above him. I A!ice McAipL-e vs. Pstrirt S- No general who died in Europe in the Second World War wears this rank over his grave but him. They had to set Georgie apart in death. us he set himself apart in life, because so many people come to see him. Here he is our strong ambassador, a real symbol that Americans are here to stav LONGSIiORKMKN- GKT HKAVK-IIO-Pn,,™ Urnppta witl, r.val longshoremen during mrlee In from ,,t , [v i Ht< .r,mim»l Longshoremen's Association headquarters at New Ym-k. One man .background. Is down, another is on his knees and a tVm d . ,. U| Mandillg , 5( ,„ h pol.ce.nen. Fight got under way when lon,>h,, m ncn backing Joseph P Ryan, president of the Association, picked ,,,, krt , ol a nvai group ,, uch had seized the headquarters June 6. <AP \Vnepholo3. Youthful Evangelist To Get New Manager INDIANAPOLIS. June 11—(;D— Little David Walker, 15-ycnr-olr! evangelist, who plans to leave In August for an evanfelislic tour ot Europe and South Africa, will have a new guardian. James M, Dawson. Indianopolis lawyer, resigned as guardian yesterday. He said in a letter to probate Judge Dan V. White that the boy's security and education are protected now by a trust fund o f about SI 0.000. "Now that this situation has been clarified by the recent action of this court. "l feel that David Walker will be the possessor of a fair share of his earnings at the time of his majority." Dawson wrote. Judge While accepted the re.-,ig- natlon, subject to final financial report. The Rev. Raymond C. Moekstra. who was dismissed by Judge White as David's manager two weeks asio, said he will go along on the tour, because of "previous commitments." So will David's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Walker of Chicago. fewer legs, lius expressed .its Jriis- ! lhe gl ' nvc holtis Georgie Patton trillions in a sterile pattern of j but lns le Send is world wide—the story of courage in our time and weary violence. In individual cases' these outbreaks are classified as homicide, a kind of crime. In the cases of nalion against nation there is the ! softer word. war. a kind of polite and collective murder. Under this • surprising moral order you can be ' hauled for killing a man you have i a personal grievance against or can be rewarded with a medal for killing I '25 strangers you don't know. I Georgic Patton took mankind as • it is and as it always has been. His real monument was a ruthless, personal honesty. He believed that people, being what they arc, made war ! inevitable, not just once but over ! and over. i Because his courage came onl of Ills mouth as well as his heart, because he spoke as bravely and slraightly as he acted, he was some- I times in hot water wilh the Amcri- j can people. He was more honest i with them than they were with him. ! They compromised and quibbled. He ] aclcd. He did what they wanted I done. ! j They wanted victory and he gave ; bravery as he honored it. Mankind may Georgie didn't. kid itself, but McAlpine. Thieves Take 600-Pound Safe to Get S35 in Loot LITTLE ROCK, June 11. W — A 600-pound szfr was stolsn Irom the Paragon Printing co_ here yesterday. Police said the safe, which was | taken out a window of the build- ! ing. contained about S10 in cash i and a S25 bond. NEED A TAXI? DIAL 968 BLYTHEVILLE CA,B 50! E. MAIN Jack O.menl Richard I County Agents Elect j FAYETTEV1LLE. Ark.. June 11 —tA'j—New president of lhe Aik- ansas County Agents Association is John Cavcnrter of Jonesboro. He was elected at the association's convention here. He suct-enls John Mensel o[ Texarkana. ! Extra Large Prints! Latest Kodak Album! only 35c 6 ad 8 expttre refls PIANO TUNING The world's finest — done with the famous STROBO- CONN and EXCLUSIVE lo I his territory. Knjoy a perfectly tuned pi;mo once. RADIO REPAIR nn every m.nke and model done bv a GOVERN MEN! UCBNSED radio-telephone operator with every job GUARANTEED RIGHT. MUSIC SUPPLIES Everything from the fines! pianos to (he smallest parts RADIOS —SHEET MUSIC —RECORDS—JUST ANYTHING IN jirsic. BROOKS Music Store 107 E. Main Tel. 811 SPECIAL SALE of PAINTS TOM SAWYER PAINTSATCOST ROLllsON LUMBER COMPANY TENTH STREET CAMP MOULTRIE DRIVE BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS SALE FROM SNEI T0 15 + Paints -Ait Colors INSIDE OR OUT: WOOD, CONCRETE OR METAL + Best Quality GUARANTEED TO BE AS GOOD AS THE BEST Manufactured at BlythevilU by MARTIN TRENKLE, Inc. RENT A CAR Drive Anywhere You Please Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 $ 25 or more trade in allowance on your old washer, regardless of make or condition (in a new BENDIX Automatic Washer This Is Your Chance far Real Savings—Come in Today HUBBARD&HOKE Appliance Co. 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