The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 23, 1966 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 23, 1966
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(Kn.) cwrur newi — Tuesday, August », nut— Student Efforts Pay Off In Helping Negro College By RAYMOND P. GIRARD NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) About ISO students' from some of the country's best graduate schools are taking part in a summer program aimed at bringing small, Southern Negro colleges into America's mainstream of education. These young men and women, mostly future college teachers, are taking part in the Southern Teaching Program (STP), a movement begun two years ago at Yale. At that time a group of Vale Law School students decided to assist small, predominantly Negro colleges acquire first-rate faculties. "Many Southern Negro colleges are so far out of the main stream they don't know how to recruit good teachers," says Fred Schulze, the program's executive director. * » * Begun on a volunteer basis with graduate students accepting as little as $50 for a summer's work, the program has evolved into a combination placement service for graduate students who want to teach and a clearinghouse of qualified teachers for small less privileged schools. Now, instead of token sala- ries, teachers placed by STP are paid the same as any teacher with a similar background. Schulze said that although the program had more teachers, the number of colleges being assisted had declined. * * * He says this was because more schools knew how to recruit qualified teachers. One of the many values of the program," said Schulze, "is that it is bringing Negro colleges into the regular academic life. Our people keep them in touch with what is happening at the larger Northern schools." News of the program and its has spread, mainly by word of mouth, to graduate schools throughout the country. "The result," said Schulze, "is that now graduate students from better colleges and universities are thinking abotu eventually teaching full time at schools which would ordinarily be overlooked." Schulze, 27, first became interested in the program after spending a year, teaching Russian at Bishop College, a small, Negro Baptist school in Dallas. Schulze, a native of Philadelphia, was on a Wbodrow Wilson Fellowship. He was assigned to Bishop after receiving his mas- ter's degree from Columbia University. "When I returned home from Dallas, I received a call from Vfew Haven, and it was suggested that I work full time for ;he STP, which was, at that time, being organized on a permanent basis," says Schulze. Until then the program had no full time help. The original handful of Yale students had grown to 53 graduate and professional-s c h o o 1 studem from several schools. They were teaching at 13 Southern institutions. * * * With Schulze spending most of his time on the program, it has become a professionally run, endowed organization. In 1965 it grew to 145 teachers from more than a dozen schools teaching in 27 colleges. The program receives free office space and use of office machines at Yale and money for operational expenses from the Carnegie Corp., the Fund for the Advancement of Education and the New World Foun. dation. During summer sessions the STP instructors help the host colleges by freeing the regular faculty to attend summer insti tutes, work toward advance de- grees, or teach smaller classes. With the summer session over, some STP worker stay on a regular faculty members. With almost no exceptions, Schulze says, the responses to the STP instructors have been enthusiastic. Before a graduate student is assigned to a school, he fills out a questionaire, telling the STP about his background, personality and beliefs, to be used in him. DEC. MARJUNESEPT.DEC.MAR.JUNESEPT.DEC.MAPiMAY 1963 1964 1965 1966 The Impact of the current tight-money market on housing shows up in the rise in home mortgage interest rates this year. Figures from the Federal Home Loan Bank Board show average rates throughout the country, climbing steeply for loans on both used and new houses. We try to match the teacher with the school," says Schulze. "You can imagine the effect an enthusiastic young atheist would have on a fundamentalist Baptist campus. "Although the movement sprang from the civil rights feelings of 1964, we are trying to expand the movement to include all small colleges which have been neglected. It just so happens that most of these colleges are in the South." Schulze says STP hopes that eventually all colleges will be brought into the educational mainstream. He finds it encouraging that the number of of STP is declining. "With any luck at all," he says, "we'll eventually go out of business." NEWS BRIEFS KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) The post office has suspended mail delivery to about 80 home located over an abandoned limetone mine. Several cave- in have occurred and a number of home have been detroyed. Postal officials said the families could pick up their mail at a branch post office or set up mailboxes outside the danger zone. setts outside Boston will be named after U.S. presidents. Five new 22-story dormitories at the University of Massachu setts will be named after George' Washington, John Adams, John Quincy Adams : Calvin Coolidge and John F Kennedy. ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) - Del egates to the 78th general con ference of the Brethren Church have voted to merge the Nation al Brethren Youth and Nationa Sunday School Board into a sin gle Board of Christian educa tion. He Shouldn't Otter Do That SEATTLE, Wash. (P) Iver been pushed into a swimming pool by an otter? Dr. Richard J. Czajkowski as. It's one of the hazards of wning an otter you've raised rom a bottle baby — and even aught to swim. Dr. Czajkowski, director of lie King County Blood Bank, acquired the otthe, named Ollie s a cub from an animal dealer n Amsterdam last March. Ollie, a Eurasin otter, now is 8 months old and 27 pounds of muscle and mischief. * * * Dr. Czajkowski — pronounced ike Tchaikovsky — keeps Ollie n a tightly fenced backyard with a swimming pool. He AMHURST, Mass (AP)-The tallest buildings in Massachu- Out of the post come these vivid scenes of a gold-rush town in its heyday. It's fcawson City in Canada's Yukon Territory, recorded during 189799 by photographer E, A. Hegg,whose pictorial history of the gold-rush is on display in a Seattle museum. These remarkably clear prints are new, however, obtained from Hegg's original opague glass negatives recently discovered being used as window panes in abandoned saloons and dance halls. One of the old saloons, the Monte Carlo, is the setting for the social gathering, above, of a number of the gentlemen and two of the ladies of old Dawson City. Dawson City was a bustling community when this picture was taken in 1898. The population during the Klondike rush reached 28,000. Today, there ate some 4,000 residents. The hunt for gold went on almost in the town itself. This photograph shows sluicing operations on the outskirts of Dawson City. Tap water in most United! Nearly 1,500,000 people in the; r - I But the search was tougher for some. Resembling a scene from the classic Charlie Chaplin film, "The Gold Rush," miners trudge up Chilkoot Pass in the bleak Yukon winter. Stales cities is not as chemically pure as that of one of the Amazon's major tributaries, the Rio Negro. United States, or one out of every fifty, work in hospitals. This \ j makes hospitals the fourth largest employer in the country. WATCH THIS CAR! For Your Back-to-School Supplies! GIBSON'S Coming to town! Opening Soon INDINAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) William D. Buck of St. Louis Mo., has been re-elected presi dent of the International Asso ciation of Fire Fighters, AFL- CIO. SPOKAN, Wash. (AP The four-foot-high thermomete that had hung on the front o Spokane City Hall for more tha 40 years was stolen this week. The building maintenance foreman, Ernie Richard, took the loss in stride. It never worked anyway, he said. ST. LOUIS. Mo. (AP) - Patrolman Leslie Davis, 57, who las no children of is own, recently aided in the birth of a child for the 15th time in his 27 /ears on the city police force. watches the animal's activities,, through two cameras hooked up ' with a closed television ctrcuit. " One camera went out of commission temporarily a lew weeks ago. Ollie unscrewed the lens and threw it Into the swimming pool. Ollie likes to throw things tato the swimming pool' ~-~ "I went out to clean the pool the other morning," said Dr. , Czajkowski, "and as I was ' bending over Ollie sneaked t»/ from behind and shoved me ta.'ii. His closed circuit televisiog&i system enables him to watch« Ollie on his living room screelES Why the elaborate surveillance^: "I've waited for many yearsC, to get Ollie, and now that I havj£r him I want to watch him. EveKS though there are times I like ffiv murder him, I'm very fond *f Ollie." The doctor had to get the otter abroad because American otter_s are protected. ~r-_ Provided Relief Boise, capital and largest city of Idaho, was named by French Canadian settlers for a tree- lined river ("boise" means "wooded" in French) which provided relief for travelers across the desert wastes of the Snake River plains, according to the Encyclopaedia Britanniea. Shake hands with LSGreen LS./M.ET Lucky Strike Green. The fine tobacco cigarette with menthol. H >y H tt to or of ct M !h ts Budgets Are for Keeping And you eon keep with/it your but/get by checking the dispfoy and classified ads. You will find many bargains in food, clothing, furniture, hardware and etc. to help you bo/once your but/get. Your /oca/ merchants have many vafu» priced items. Check their ads for the items that you need. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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