The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 15, 1949 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 15, 1949
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THE NATION TODAY Sons of American Revolution Ask Investigation of School Books for Communist Content By Junes Markw WASHINGTON, June 15. (ft— In Its search for Communism and Communist, influence, the House Un-American Activities Committee 1« now going Into the field of education. ^The committee has picked at ran-* mrn about 100 schools, big and •nail, and asked for a list of their textbooks In general use. What caused this? The mainspring was a petition from the Sons of the American Revolution, which claims 20,000 members who had ancestors serving this country In revolutionary war days. The organization had a convention in Florida last month and approved a resolution to send the petltiop to the Un-American Activities Committee, asklne for an in vestlgation at school textbooks. A number of top educators already have protested the move taken by the committee but the chairman, Rep. Woods, Georgia Demo- prat, says: For a couple of years the committee has been receiving complaints that some of this country's school hooks are slanted In favoi of Russia. From whom did those comolalnts come? From parents children and oters. Congress Petitioned So. Hep. Woods says, when thi petition came from the Sons o (he American Revolution, the committee decided to act and sent out its letter asking for the names of Ihr textbooks used. The committee needs onlv the names, for It can get copies of all the books listed from the nearby Library of congress. Woods, says. But who'll check the books, look- inir for Communist propaennda? ^t Wood says that can be done by ^Be staff of about 35 peoole who do research for the committee and put together the various pamphlets on Communism issued by the committee. Rep. Nixon. California Republican and a member of the committee, exolalns that this only a check and that if It turns up something the (committee considers worth Investi- munlsm, attack something quite Hfferenl." he said he referred to icadeinic freedom. Dr. George F. Zook, president if the American Council on Etiuca- ion, told the committee its survey raises "very grave Issues." The committee asked Wellesley College for a list of Its books and he retiring president, Mrs. Mildied McAfee Horton, who was wartime commander of the Navy's Waves, commented on this. She spoke of the "fear which permeates our age" and said we are "surrounded by Red-baiters and black-haters." Hal Boytc't Column— Boyle and Other Irishmen See Land They Like to Talk and Write About By Crossett Girl Named To Head Homemakers MEMPHIS. June 15—(ff)—An Arkansas girl Betty Ruth Etheridge of Crossett. was installed today as national president of the Future Homemakers of America. The young high school miss was elected during yesterday's opening day session of the three-day southern regional convention of the FHA, She succeeds Shriley Osborne of Harper, Kansas. The homemakers elect national officers on a rotation basis and the election this year was restrictet to delegates from Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Other new officers named: Bettj Faust, Ocala, Ma., vice presiden for the Southern Region, and Mis Joan Thompson of Natural Bridge, Va., recreation chairman. COMPOSER HONORED—Richard Strauss, (right) world famous omposer, talks with Dr. Hans Ehard, Bavaria's minister-president, in Garmlsch, Germany, during celebration held to honor Strauss on Ills 85th birthday. Strauss received many gilts, among them a priceless 2,300-year-old Greek statuette. He in return presented the city of Munich with a waltz score composed in its honor. (AP Wiropholo via radio from Frankfurt). Harris May Ask Barge Lines on State Rivers WASHINGTON, June 15 Wh Rep. Harris (D-Ark.) has indicated . it will then investigate. The petition from the Sons of the American Revolution says in part: "This Is an anneal to the Con- (rress of the United States In the form of a constitutional petition for redress of grievances. It Is maintained to support an investigation of conditions threatening the national security . . . "We are confronted with a subversive textbook problem, national in scope. It is part of an interstate traffic in propaganda orierintitin!; from Communist front oreaniza- tions and other pressure groups i\ "The public schools are bpine dominated bv a BTOUD of so-callei "progressive" educators In the schools of education of Jur leading universities. Propaganda originating from that source is being introduced In high schools and even in the elementary grades. Much of this material is slanted to favor Soc"- jilism and communism. Some of it designed to convert this country welfare tyoe of state." Called "Witch-Hunt" In its letter to the committee the Sons of the American Revolution said the "propaganda" in the schools Is trying to set up a "proletarian form of government." Dr. Edmund Ezra Day, president of Cornell, said he looks upon the committee's request for a list of textbooks as a "witch-hunt." Day Mid universities are In danger of: "Infiltration not by those attacking communism but by those who, under the guise of attacking Com- he may seek authority for the Federal Barge Lines to operate on the Black and Ouachita Rivers. Harris is a member of a subcommittee which is considering several bills relating to the barge line. Rep Jones (D-Ala.) appeared briefly Before the committee yesterday and said he would testify later on his bill to permit the lines to operate on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers. Harris asked Jones if he would object to expanding his bill to Include the Ouachita and Black Rivers. Jones said he would not Harris is sponsoring legislation to authorize a nine-foot navigation channel on the two rivers. Engraved Paper Published Despite Printers' Strike MUSKOGEB, Okla., June 15. (/Pj —A partially photo-engraved Morning Phoenix appeared today despite the strike ol 24 printers at the Oklahoma Press Publishing Co., publishers also of the Evening Times-Democrat. Failure of the union and the management, negotiating since Api ril 28, to agree on a new wage contract led to last night's walkout affecting botli newspapers — this city's only dailie.s. The evening paper had already gone to press when the strike was called. There was no picketing, anc President W. H. Lopez of Interna tion Typographical Union Local No. 484 indicated none was contcm ated. Other unions at the plan e unaffected so far. Two pages of the Phoenix thi orning were typewritten trans osed to zinc by photo-engravini matted and printed conven onally. The remainder of the 10-pag dition was made up of type o: and. Managing Editor John Lewi tone and Vice President Tarn Bixby, 3rd, said last night th Polio Cases in State Up; 3 Reported in Missco LITTLE ROCK. June 15. W)— More than six times as many case of poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis has been reported in Arkansas thi year as had been reported durin the corresponding period in 1948. In its weekly report, the Arkan sas Health Department said ,4' cases had been diagnosed throng last Saturday. There were onl seven to the same date last year. Twelve new cases were reporte last week. Four of them were Craighead County, three others I Mississippi County. Bell metal usually Is a mixtu of copper and tin in the propo tion of about four to one. ulbright Lauds Rotary xchange Student Plan NEW YORK, June 15—TO—Sen. 'ulbright (D-Ark) thinks there light well be a wide adoption of a Ian of the Little Rock. Ark., Roary Club. For the past two years the Little lock club has brought two Europ- an students—last year French; this 'ear. Italian—to this country for a 'isit of several months. The Arkansas Senator advocated adoption of a similar plan else- vherc in a "Town Meeting of the Air" radio broadcast here last night. He was one of several forum speakers who discussed the qucsion: "How can the free peoples of the world best share peace and ivel! being?" The forum was hclci in connection with the annual convention of Rotary International here. Read Courier News Want Ads. SHANNON, Ireland, June 15. (JP> —Oh, it was high up in the air we were, 8,000 feet above' the great Irish Sea. Inside Hie cabin of lh« American Overseas All-lines flagship America were some 30 corres|M>ndents turning from a tour of the European battlefields and outside was a thick cloud making a mystery of the land below and the sky shove. We had run into the clouds after taking off from London. Some of he passengers dozed in their sesits quietly digesting one of Merric England's postwar austerity meals and wondering If Qorl ever made anything more courageous than the English. But some of us were looking ou impatiently waiting for the cloud to clear. We wci'e scmi-professtona Irishmen in the crowd seeking t know with our eyes the 'thing on mouths had gabbled about all ou lives. A jeering sophisticate, raised u and wanted to know: "If Ireland must be heaven, boys, why aren't there any angels out there playing harps in the clouds?" And to that there was only one nnswcr. The Irish ore so sure of Heaven they play their harps on earth. Just then a starboard engine gave a tug at a cloud and swallowed it whole and through the mist there gleamed a vivev beneath \is. And faraway, sure it was a fair river— as ihe Lord had taken the milky ay and poured it star by star be- ween the green banks and all the tars had melted »nd ran togclh- r in a silver flood. Looking down at tlie map ol Ire- ind, they saw it through the hearts f forebears who had left this beau- iful land for something better but ari'ied the memory of it wherever hey settled. There was one among us, Cor- icllus Ryan, who had been born lerc and was seeing his homeland for ihe first time in eight years. There Is Ireland's tallest mountain— Cahlrciveen," he cuid. It looks more like a New Jersey swamp with the mumps," mumblec n sleepy cynic whose father certainly hadn't come from Ireland. "Now over there, the Irish cell tral plain." said Ryan. "See how few roads there are and notice how small the farms are." Around each larm Is a stone wall. They were built in the d'^ys when, the Irish used to say "we may not have any ammunition to fight the British, but we have plenty of rocks to throw at them." I looked at the pinched green farms and I realized why my moth- l»w«r of Its land to «upport, tt had exported it* ion* ind daughters bo the United states. They had followed t westward sun that sank in hopelessness on them here but rose like a morning star on the wide fresh land of America—a land'where every Irish- mini could join a police force and walk a beat bigger than the farm he had left behind. Our plane landed at Shannon Airport and we picked up a souvenir of Irish earth at the edge of he runway. Then we went Into the ounge. We had only an hour before our piano left and we spent It learning about Ireland. It uemi tiler* «« two rival 4al- rlw here. One Is run by » f«lV»w named Bushmill. The other U ap- erated by * guy named John June- son. They both bottl* beautiful brown milk. What else can you learn In an hour about Ireland, MavourneenT It was too dark to look for aham- rocka. The arterlec art almy* empty after death of an organism and early anatomists believed they w*r« normally filled with «tr. DREIFUS LUGGAGE IS BETTER! BCGIN PAYING AFTER YOUR VACATION tu lllllMlllll I Hill LUGGAGE er a nrt all her sisters lind come to America leaving their only brother to Inherit and till the small family farm. Ireluml had exported its bacon to Europe. Crowded beyond the (mt|| EXECUTIVE SET FOR MEN Bcsharse, suit lor divorce. Charles L. Densmore vs. Golda A. Densmore, suit for divorce. fine -for flavoring vegetables ompany intends to keep publish ig both papers "somehow." | The wage scale has been S68 per 0-hour week for Times-Democrat printers, r S12 weekly for Phoenix (imposing room employes. The tnion, Lopez said, is asking 'S2 an hour days, $2.125 nights—or, $80 veekly days, S85 nights. Missouri Boy Drowns BLOOMFIELD. Mo., June 15. —Bobby Deck, 13, son of Mrs. Opal Deck, lost hold of an inner tube while swimming in a pond at the farm of Lutter McGhee yesterday afternoon and drowned. The bods was recovered soon afterward. Cor mcr Ray W. Rainey said an in luest would: not be n necessary. 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