The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1949 · Page 35
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 35

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 3, 1949
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Causing Concern Survey Bares Ne«<| for Alarm Over Attitude of Teen-A 9 er$ number of te ; d?iri!L"?i dro "P |n 8 OM of schools In MI u e most '"'Pfrtant time iii uieir lives because high school I'lograms do not meet their needs s»y American education authorities • i ,' ore Jhan half of the boys and mit iJJ enter nlg " school drop om. Before they are graduated. Edu- ihi^ ave come to tne conclusion '""the main reason .for drop- vn,, S . tllat the scllooli *»«'* off « ioungsters enough to hold them. If we didn't have effective compulsory education laws," says Dr. MiMarold j. Dillon, executive dir- 7>h°ij of the pub110 Education and wind Labor. Association, "who knows, we might'not even be holding in school the number that we do!" Under Dr. Dillon's direction the National Child Labor Committee recently made an intensive study of the reasons for leaving school. The results of this study and .of a similar study 'made by (he US Department of Labor are revealed in. an article. "Why Teen-Agers Quit School" In the October Issue ol^the Woman's Home Companion. • '"'hy children leave'school," says the magazine, "needs serious community consideration If our high school appropriation's, our' fine high school buildings and the educational goals to which we give Up service are not to be at least 50 per cent dust and ashes." Parent* Largely Unaware Parents are largely unaware of the problem, added the magazine But educators are thinking seriously about the high rate of school drop-outs. And all have come to the same conclusion, the youngsters left school because In one way or another it failed to interest or satisfy them—"the teacher didn't pay me any attention," or "I couldn't see any sense in what I was learning," or, "I could learn more outside." Another point made clear In this article is -that, contrary to the ;eneral belief, dissatisfaction aith •>me phase of school life loomed >n.5ltierably larger than economic reasons. ; "For some student,!, of course," points out the Companion, 'there [? , a ., money problem. But there Is HtUe-place in the complex industrial set-up of today for half;educated teen-agere. in a recent survey taken in Louisville. Ky two-thirds of the youngsters who quit school were slill unemployed » month later, although jobs were said to be plentiful at the time." ; Correction of -this problem Is not formirlRbly : difficult, say authorities. They recommend that schools adopt a "life adjustment" program to provide a more meaningful education. This probably would Include, says the magazine, blue-collar; vocational education for some; marriage courses, community activity and consumer education for others nnri. the classes of arts and sciences for still others .Sal generally whaV high school youths are taught must relate to lift as they know It. Siamese Say Accounts Of Anna, King Untrue '' - - BANGKOK, Thailand— <NEA) — rwo scholarly Siamese princes are trying to .clear the name of Mong- kilt—the "King" of Margaret Landon's "Anna an the Kin ot Slam" —before the world, They are Senl Pramoj, Giam's wartime minister, to this United States, and Kukrlt Pramoj, former cabinet minister. Both are titled Momrajawongse, which mean* a prince four generations removed from the kingship. Like most c' the usually-ulacid Siamese, the brothers were • outraged at Mrs. Landon's picture of their revered late king and the movie made from her book They Insist Mongkut was not a tyrant out. a magnanimous ruler. They .especially resent the Insinuation that h" marte a "play," however slight, for the puritanic Anna Leonowens, the widowed English schoolmaim Imported lor the children of his harem • The brothers have written a study in English, of Mongkut and his times (the mld-19th century) based primarily on the king's own letters and proclamations. They Mnn& tn n..t.>J-l_ Jlml^ ,_, . J The King of Slam Britain and .Spe-.ks" In Great North America. 'We are ashi.&eil'that millions °w T •"" Eetlln * »« unfavor- iv .' mpr ' sslon "' Slam." said iKrir ran Siamese are referred •ife" ' thclr . ; 'rst names). -*- We thought 'Anna' unfair. Inaccurate and untrue to the spirit «m II" Wo " 1dn 't yu" "el the same If you came upon a foreigner s book which said that Abraham Lincoln had burned his wife at the stake?" There Is no evidence to show that Mongkut burned to death a beautiful harem Inmate named Tup Tin as Anna" records, Kukr't declared „ J . T ters cit * from the records instances of the kind's releasing women from the harem on re- WILMT.NGTON, N. Y. W)_lf the cash reslste™ keep rinaing Jingle oells the way they have sine* July 1, Christmas is going to be a year- round business In this Adirondack* region. The cash registers are In "Santas workshop" * mile and « half out of here on the Memorial state Parkway to Whitefac* mounUIn Promoters of the workshop described as a quarter million dollar enterprise,.write lri "North Pole" « part of the address and hope to get a iwstolllc* listed under that name soon -j^y alread h pole an air-conditioned one that frosts up «ven under an August sun «„ • .* orlt s*K>P consists of some eight building* done up In story_book fashion, the " _ KUKRIT: "We thoutht 'Anna' unfair, Inaccurate and untrue." quest. But In letters to friends, he often criticized (hem. One, the king wrote, "was much fearer 1 In the Palace for her dangerous eyes and " ears," Another "was doubtful beauty." possessed of While most of Ihe documents are translated from Siamese, some are left Just as Mongkut wrote them In sell-taught, English lo foreign friends. One document reads: ''Not- iflcalion-His Majesty's Advice on the Inelegance of Throwing Dead Animals Into Waterways,- the Construction jf Fireplaces, and the Manipulation of Window Wecigea " About An"R the writers found among Ihe king's papers — In > letter i o a representative abroad -only these remarks: "Mem Leonowens, the governess of the Royal Children, is becoming very naughty Indeed. Slu meddle* Ins Majesty's affairs, and h' s, an , shown herself to be very audacious BLYTHEyu.LE (ARKJ CQURICT NEWS, Promoters with Eye to Big Christmas Business Erect 'Santa's Workshop' of Art Monaco, artist and designer Olher partner* are Harold Fortune, a builder and like Monaco a resident of thla^ejlpn, and Julian Relss, who conducts auto agency and mall order clothing businesses in New York. Relsj got the Idea a couple ol years ago while motoring these part* with hU six-year-old daugli- lei. in six weeks after the grand opening, the Workshop office figures, there have been .50,000 visitor* Children under 10 and oldsters over 90 get In free but the r*st »'» paying customers at' 78 cents Per payment. . The other principal method of spending money at the workshop as yet Is'in buying toys. Including those designed by Monaco, for 1m- mediate or futur* delivery. But tin workshop has 15 acres of land and the promoter* have additional plans Already .th« equipment and resources are impressive.' Included are a chapel, various employes, from parsing attendants to Santa Clans himself, several dozen tamo animals including reindeer and rabbits, and «.s$ort«d characters such as toy-mnklng gnomes, Huckleberry Finn and Red Riding Hood, come winter, there may be a ski jldo /or kids. Rleht now It's » great show for youngsters. Parents say It's hmd to pull them away from the tame animals, the storybook characters and the holiday tune-filled atmosphere. An English expedition searching for gold first discovered iron ore In North Amer'ca In 1585. THEY'RE ALL EARS—Two Jennec»—som«Um«* ean*i North African foxts—are new arrivals at (he St. Loui« Zoo. Kiddica find I them amusing because of. their long, donkey-Ilk* tan. Automobile Registrations In Arkansas Show Gain Arkansas has haa an increase of •1.7 per cent In auto registrations Tfnco 19«, one of the top gains of the nation, the Automobile Manufacturers Association reports. Truck registrations were up 1.5 per cent In (he same period. i Total passenger car, bus and truck registrations of 389,410 ranked the state 34th In 1948. New cars sold in 1948 totaled 21,319 units, compared wilh 19,786 in 1947, and new trucks «old totaled 18,289, compared with 14,563 in 1947. Sixty Per Cent .of Homes in Cities Debt 1 Free, Consumer Survey Shows Nearlv thr«» Vutt «r ... *j.._ Nearly three out of every five of the nation's nonfarm homes are owned free and clear, according to information gathered by the Federal Resewe System in Its Survey of Consumer Finances this year. The exact proportion is 37 per C 194ft f " d ' th ' s '' c P r «ents a gain over isw when 54.7 per cent of all oivn- er-occupied nonfarm dwellings Here unmortgaged, as shown by'the Cen- sus of Housing taken In that year. It also marks a reversal in trend s>nce the proportion of mortgaged homes_ had shown a steady increase from 1900 to 1940. The proportion of unmortgaged inrm homes has increased as well Figures recently made public by the ,fm ,^K Part ' ncnt °' AP'ieulture showed that 7 out of every 10 farms were owned free and clear in IMS a substantial Inciease over 1940. ' Hohenberg Bros & Company Cotton Merchants 131 S. Front St. Memphis, Tenn, Fred V. Rutherford BIytheville Representative l*M*l III HI '/*11 'ft-** ^v'J : —-"V •'• 3" FOR THE ' 7 c ^ PANDIMG CITY BLYTHEVILLE North, Sooth, fast, and W«t, the city has rapidly spread its bounds in the last ten years with the construction of new homes and commercial building s. Builders Supply Co. i> proud to be taking part in that continuing expansion by supplying lumber and building materials. And «o, en this, the 10th Anniversary of th» Rational Cotton Picking Contest, we otter our A«t wishes for continued success to the event which oiVei recognition to BlytheYille and the gnat cotton producing region of Mississippi County. Builders Supply Co W. H. Pease South on Highway 61 I, Wilson Henry . ,'V

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