The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1949 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 20, 1949
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PAGB TVTO BLTTHEVILLE <ARK.) COURTCT NEW* THI NATION TODAY Education is Feeling Pressure Concerning Nation's Attitude Toward Curbing Communists Rjr J*m« .Marlow WASHINGTON, June 20. (A>>—Step by stop, education in this COL try U beginning to feel the pressure of ihe national concern aboul communism. At the pressure grows, inside and outside the schools themselves, • nrry Arguments become intense over tills question: How far can academic freedom—freedom to teach and search Jo truth—be Interfered with without damaging, terrorizing or destroying it? Her* are some example* of re-*— EFFICIENCY EXPERT-Robort Heller, above, ind his Cleveland, O., firm ol efficiency ex- perls, engaged by (he Air Force to study its Air Materiel Command at Wright Field, Dayton, O., will soon wind up their survey oJ the multi-billion-dollar establishment. The effort to increase efficiency is in keeping with Hoover Commission recommendations to cut out duplication and waste. cent events: 1. Several professors were fired from the University of Washington for being members of the Communist Party. . 3. The University of California has ordered its 4.000 teachers to take > new oath of loyalty to the United States. 3 A week ago 20 top educators- Including General Dwlght Eisenhower, president of Columbia University, and Dr. James B. Conant, president of Harvard, i.ssued a report which said: Members of tlie ComrmmLst Party should not, °* employed as teachers. Tlie reasoning behind those three steps was this: A Communist Party member has no academic freedom anyway; he surrendered Intellectual honesty when he Joined the pprty and now, sheep-like, does what It tells him. But all three steps dealt with the teaching done bv teachers, not with wh»t teachers did outside a cl!!s,s- room. Now that element ha.s been •dded. i In a sharp letter to Proslrlenl Oonant of Harvard—who says Communist teachers shouldn't be hired —Prank B. Ober. who graduated from Harvard In 1913 and now is a Baltimore lawyer, said: Damage Done Outside Classronm "Anyone familiar with Communist, methods knows that most of the damage from teachers Is done outside of the classroom, made possible by the Influence gained in the classroom. "Similarly, I believe a profe.ssor's efforts to aid Communists gain greatly from his prestige as a professor, and it is not reasonable to eloM one's eyes to such extra curricular activities." Ober I* the father of the antl- Communlst law recently passed by the, Maryland legislature. In his tetter h« complained bitterly about two Harvard professors, Hnrlow Shapley, who teaches astronomy, and John Ciardl, who teaches English composition. Olardi, he said, spoke at a Maryland meeting of Henry Wallace's Progressive Party, to fight the antl- Oommunist law sponsored by Ober. Bhapley, he said, spoke at the New York meeting ot the "Cultural and Scientific. Conference for World j>e«oe" where this country's foreign policy WAS attacked. Ober wants Harvard to set up Its «wn loyalty program. He said: "The tot of * professor's actions otijht not to be whether he can be actually proved guilty of a crime. Reasonable grounds to doubt his loyalty to, our government should disqualify him, for the position Is one of j trust, and the government has. if it j n y- s "estimate^ chooses to exercise It, regulatory power over education." No Curbing of Freedom* Con»nt answered briefly that Harvard's Ionic tradition of letting it* professors act as private citizens will remain unchanged. He turned the job of a full answer over to Greenville Clark, New York lawyer, Harvard graduate of 1903, and a fellow, or trustee, of Harvard. Put in Its briefest form, Clark's answer to Ober's idea was, "no thanks." He reminded him that the meetings attended by Shapley and Clardt were public and open to the press. And he said: Harvard "believes that the members of the faculties. In their capacity as citizens, have the same rights to express themselve-s as other citizens, and that tnose rights] O f a ] most 100' newspapers' and'radio' should nnt be. restricted by the vmt- ] stations receiving the Associated wrsity by trying to keep a 'watch' | Press service In Germany. on professors." j The association is the first of Meanwhile, the House Un-Amer- L its kind formed outside of the Unl- Missouri Salons Called Upon to Back Housing Bill JEFFERSON CITY, June 20. I> —Missouri Congressmen were called upon Saturday to "lick the anti- housing lobby once and for all," The Democratic State Committee sent a telegram to the 13 Missouri members of the National House of Representatives. Copies of the telegram are to be sent to all Democratic county committees ta Missouri also, the state committee said. ' The telegram said the Democratic party is pledged to passage of the bill, The measure already has been passed by the U. S. Senate. The Congressmen and the local committees were asked to get the! "president's facts to every voter and ! lick the anti-housing lobby once and 1 Bronnan Says Subsidy for Hogs Aimed at Crisis WASHINGTON, June 20 (If) — Secretary of Agriculture Brannan said Saturday his new production subsidy proposal for hogs Is aimed only at meeting a possible price crisis. He denied In testimony !«fore a Senate Agriculture SulKommittee that it Is designed as an "opening svedge" in a change of philosophy about price support oi«rations. Hiannan met with tlie Senators while indications buill up that bipartisan support may get behind a separate proposal for possibly the highest price supports ever attempted by the government, based In part on Brannan's Idea, Brannan said the hog plan Is offered "siiilply to assure farmers that if and when there should lie a break in the market they will be protected." He added that It would help the Agriculture Department meet any downward trend In prices "more efficiently and with less" He commented that since legislation to put the program Into effect was Introduced, hog prices have risen "and they didn't go as low as we expected." Girl Serves Her Life By Clinging to Bush After Fall over Cliff SPOKANE. Wash.. June 20. Mv— A two and » half-year-old Jlrl laved her life by clinging to a bush on the skip, of a ISO-font clifl. Frightened and weakened. Jean Marie Henderson was found on her precarious perch after a two-hour search. How much ol that time she had been clinging to the bush was not known. A pair of suspenders was her onlv aid. She tell while playing with another child. Tlie suspenders snagged on brush giving her a chance to srab a bush with one hand. There she clung. 50 feet below the top of the cliff, until rescued. The playmate's cocker spaniel led tlie child's mother. Mrs. Joseph Henderson, and other frantic searchers to the cliff. for all." The president's message given recently disputed the real estate lob- the housing program and said the lobby had distorted program. the meaning of._i; Selznick Says Wedding Date Still Undecided ZU-RICH, Switzerland. June 20— r.'TM— Producer David O. Sclznlck said Saturday Hollywood star Jennifer Jones has not yet decided when she will marry him. Jn an interview. Selznicle denied reports Ihe two were about to break off their engagement and declared: "Its an absolute, big lie that Miss Jones and I have had or are having any disagreement. We are great friends and always have been. As you know, our engagement was announced some time ago. The date of our marriage has not been fixed. To decide upon that is up to the lady. She will make an announcement, to the press whenever ihe thinks fit." Selznicle said be and Miss Jones were working very hard, practically all day and sometime well into the night on matters connected with the production and distribution of films. "I wish people would be fair to us and not spread stories," he said. English Matron Happy That Senate 1$ Looking Into Lingerie Shortage »y Alvht 1. M«iak**< LONDON, June 20. t/P>— Mrs. Dorothy Rockcliffe, who wrote to ECA Administrator Paul Hoffman about her underwear, enpressed delight Saturday that she has suc- ••eedtd m bringing the subject Into the open, Mrs Rockcliffe Is M. a dark, hatred matron who lives In a duplex in suburban Milcham. She not only manages the housework but works as a typist. And the most exasperating problem facing her and some millions of English women li lingerie, she said. Recently Mrs. HockcliMe read that most Britons have only one set of cotton underwear. T couldn't resist an Impulse to write to tell him how right he -as " said Mrs. Rockcliffe. "And now my nndles are being talked about at ... American Senate committee hearing—my word! "But why not face the situation frankly? If every British woman were honest she would admit she Is In much the same position as I am." Then Mrs. Rockcliffe explained he position." The top layers of her-the outer clothing-she called 'fnlrly respectable." But the lower layers—well, the un<!ies are a sight. They are. she Mid. 'antique." "A« I wrote to Mr, Hoffman. I w»lk about every day keeping my fingers crossed, hoping I don't get knocked down," she observed. At a Senate committee hearing, where Hoffman read Mrs. Rock- cllffc's letter Into the record, he empha-slwd the shortage of textiles for the average Briton. But it's not only short.ige of supplies, the prices are fantastic, Mrs Rockcliffe asserted. 'We ordinary housewives just haven't the money to buy these MONDAY, JUNE 20, 1949 ' rldtculouily expenalv* Item* of cloth," in* «*ld. "W« outht to band together to try to get the prlcei lowered somehow." In her letter to Hoflman, the English matron s*ld she wouldn't have any false pride about accepting any spare undies from an American woman who has too many. So fai, no American woman has acted on the suggestion. According U the Book of Knowledge, the word clock Is a fairly new addition to the English language, coming from the French word, cloche, which referred to the bells which marked the hours of devotion and work In monasteries Mrs. Minnie Lee Jones Kemp Offering Summer Classes in PIANO For Beginners—Intermediates—Advanced Pupils Special Rates for Summer Course ENROLL NOW ' Studio 807 Chickatawba Phone 2994 Provinces Slip Away from Nationalist Rule CANTON, June 20. (/1'j —Provinces still left to the Chinese government are slipping away from Nationalls control, a highly-reliable foreign source said Saturday. He. reported a Western Province recently refused to turn over rice taxes It had collected to the government. A Southern province governor seized government minting machinery and still has it. rn the northwest, he added, the provinces there have only a slender link with the government. A Chinese government source re- / ported meantime that the cabinet was discussing a blockade of all potts neld by the Chinese Com- immisls. If the Nationalists attempt formal application of a blockade, presumably they would notify all nations engaging in commerce with China. Such notification would warn foreign ships that they would enter Red ports at their own risk. Read Courier News Want Ads. German Newspapers Join Associated Press FRANKFURT. Germany. June 20 i </p >— German editors and publishers expressed hope Saturday for 'closer cooperation with the world press. The hope wns expressed in a niessnge to Kent Cooper, executive director of the Associated Press, from the newly formed organization of Associated Press publishers and editors in Germany. The message was sent at the close of a two-day conference here In which the new association was formed by representatives of 70 out lean activities stuck its fingers into education and rah into hot trouble. The chairman. Rep. Woods, Georgia Democrat, had written a letter to a number of schools and colleges. Tn it he asked for a list of text boofc! used by the schools. His committee wanted to see whether the book* were slanted in favor of Russia. Immediately, some of the most important educators denounced this Interference in education by the committee. The committee has been given *a editorial scorching. 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