The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 30, 1966 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 30, 1966
Page 10
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P*|« - BlythevUle (Ark.) Courltr New« - Tuesdiy, Augvut 30, BDmra^rtVli^^Mnt was a family affrir for Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton At the table are the actress; Liza, her daughter by showman Mike Todd; Burton; B£I£ Miss Taylor's adopted daughter, and Michael and Christopher her sons by actor Michael Wilding. The Burtons are in Home filming "The Taming of the Shrew." Nation Suffering Teacher Shortage By HAL COOPER NEW YORK (AP) - With school opening only days away in most parts of the United States, administrators were still desperately seeking to hire thousands of teachers today. A nationwide shortage of qualified instructors was disclosed by an Associated Press survey. The shortage was the worst in history in some states, Wisconsin, Missouri, North Carolina, Illinois and New York. Among other states with disturbing numbers of vacancies were Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Montana, Kentucky, Maine, Rhode Nebraska and Oklahoma. "I just don't know how some districts are going to open school," said Miss May Regan, teacher placement officer for the Vermont Education Department. Teachers of science, mathematics and languages seemed to be in short supply everywhere. In many areas, the critical pinch was in the elementary schools, particularly the lower grades. Mainly blamed for the shortages were; —Rising enrollments. —The drafting of teachers or recently graduated teacher- trainees into the Armed Forces. —Widespread recruitment for federal "Head Start" and other training programs. —Competition from industries for college graduates. States -with low teaching salary levels reported personnel losses to nearby states which pay more. In some states, bet ter-paying big city school systems were said to be raiding smaller communities. A spokesman for the public school system of Omaha, Neb., summed it up this way: "For teachers, it's a sellers' market. Illinois, which has about 120,000 teachers, was trying to fill 21,000 vacancies. The office of state School Supt. Ray Page said the need was most critical in languages, vocational guidance, science, mathematics and the elementary grades. The New York State Education Department reported that systems under its jurisdiction were short 15,000 certified teachers, about 10 per cent of the total needed. The depart. rnent said most openings would have to be filled by instructors whose training does not meet minimum requirements. New York State shortages were worst in junior and senior high school general science, 22 per cent: English, 15 per cent and mathematics, 13 per cent. The Michigan Department of Public Instruction said an average of 40 school districts a day Were asking permission to use partly trained teachers. Robert Cornwell, the department's teacher certification technician, said, "The only area jthat appears to be adequately . filled is that of social sciences. There are shortages in all other areas, especially industrial arts, rnathematics and library jwience," F California, where high salaries MM attracted a stream of Ground in the Sahara Desert is so hot that rain sometimes evaporates before it hits. top-notch teachers, reported widespread shortages — 900 in Los Angeles alone. A spokesman for the State Education Department said 240 school districts had received permission to hire teachers with provisional certificates — those not fully qualfied. : 0ur sources are drying up," said a department spokesman. "Other states have recently been increasing salaries more rapidly than we have. The shortage at the elementary-school level has been worsened by a v state requirement £or elementary teachers to complete five years of college training." A spokesman for the Philadelphia public school system said about 1,100 vacancies in a total teaching staff of 11,000 would be '' filled by substitute teachers this spokesman commented, ger problem this year than desegregation. I have never heard school superintendents express so much concern." year. A There seems to be a shortage of teachers who want to work in urban areas." School Supt. H. Dale Winger of Pottstpwn, Pa. — population 26,200 — said he had to travel 1,670 miles and interview 278 prospects to obtain 32 teachers. "They don't come to you," he said. "You have to go to them." Georgia, a typically hard-hit Southern state, estimated a shortage of 1,800 teachers in its 195 school districts. Georgia's starting salary of ?4,200 is well below the national average and recently fell $200 below the starting salary of Alabama, which had provided Georgia with many teachers. Jarrow Lindsey, public information officer for the Georgia Department of Education, said school segregation was a further factor in the state's teacher shortage. He explained, "A number of those going into the profession probably figured, 'it's just not worth putting up with the problems for the salary.' " I Dr. Charles F. Carroll, state I superintendent of public instruction, described North Carolina's situation as Critical, with unfilled openings for 1,862 teachers. The shortage of Negro teachers was particularly acute. Of unfilled openings, 950 were in elementary schools. Hawaii recruited 1,600 teachers this year, mostly from mainland states, but was still short 50 to 100 specialists. Delmar A. Cobble, assistant state commissioner, said Missouri faced its worst-ever shortage — 1,600, compared with 400 to 500 a year ago. Kansas City alone needs 250 more elementary school teaehers. Sam Kain, head of the teacher placement bureau in the Montana state employment agency, said Montana faced the worst shortage in years, with 200 to 300 teachers still be found. "It's because the federal Peace Corps, Job Corps, this corps and that corps are taking teachers at higher salaries," Kain said. South Carolina has about 24,000 teaching posts and a shortage estimated by Dr. Carolos Marriage Squeeze For Girls By DOUG BAILEY MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP The country is caught in the middle of a marriage squeeze. It looks like a half million or more young girls are going to have to postpone their first marriage, or get hooked to somebody they would have passed up in normal times, or— worst of fates — not get married at all. The cause is the baby boom that followed World War II. The babies are grown up now and the girls are looking for husbands. The trouble is> that gals get hitched younger than guys, ages 18 to 22 for females versus 20 to 24 for males. And most of the guys wfao were born during the baby boom aren't old enough, statistically speaking, to march to the altar. It was all described today to the American Sociological Association convention by two men from the U. S. Census Bureau Paul C. Click and Robert Parke Jr. In a paper they said: "Generally speaking, the squeeze can be resolved in any or all of sev- ral ways. "By the boys marrying for the first time at younger ages, "Or by the girls marrying for the first time at older ages, "Or by the girls marrying older widowed and divorced men, or older single men who might otherwise have never married. "Or," and here the paper lets out the brutal news, "it is possible that more girls will ultimately not marry at all." The hard facts are that in the lale 1950s there were 99 marriage-age young men for every 100 marriage ready girls. But in the early 1960s, the figure dropped to 94 guys for every 100 gals.. Right now, it is down to 93 fellows for every 100 females. In the cautious phrases of the scientists, Glick and Parke struck a statistical blow for the American male. "The evidence so fa rsuggests that in the first part of fee 1960's, the marriage squeeze was resolved in large part by changes in the marriage patterns of the women, and not by alternation of the trend of ages at first marriage for men. "The young men have been successfully warding off any pressure from the mounting numbers of marriageable young women." Gibbons, executive secretary ofj If the pattern continues, the sociologists said, "over a half million women wil lhave to postpone getting married." But the young bachelors better enjoy it while they can. In the 1970s, the ratio will return to 99 guys to 100 gals. the South Carolina Education Association, DS something under 1,200. "As a generalization," Gib- ions said, "I would concur that [he procurement of qualified teachers probably poses « big- De Gaulle Gets to PHNOM PENH , Cambodia (AP )— Prince Norodom Siha- nouk prepared a gala welcome today for President Charles de Gaulle but charged that 250 men had been trained and armed: in neighboring Thailand to cause disorder during the French leader's visit to Cambodia. The Cambodian chief of state told a news conference energetic counter measures had been taken *nd exceptional security precautions would be applied during De Gaulle's' visit Thursday to the temple of Ang- kor Wat in northwest Cambodia. Cambodia and Thailand are ancient enemies. One of the chief issues between them has been the temples at Angkor and the surrounding province of Siem Reap, which was Thai ter- ritory, until 1907 and again in 1941-48 Prince Sihanouk said the plot had been discovered by Cambodian agents who infiltrated the anti- Sihanouk Khmer Serai (Free Cambodia) movement in Thailand. He said that a group of 90 plotters planned to mingle with the crowd at Siem Reap when De Gaulle arrived to visit Angkor. .Sabotage attempts also'were scheduled in the frontier'area near'Thajland, he said. t Phnom Penh wasspic and span and dressed in brilliant colors as its 500,000 inhabitants expectantly awaited e Gaulle's arrival late this afternoon. De Gaulle, on a 27,000-mile 19-day swing around the world, was flying to this former French possession from Djibou- ti, French Somallland, Prance'rf last foothold In Africa . * ; • During' his three-day Jtttt visit, the French president wai not expected to make any dra-; matic moves toward ending the war in Viet Nam. 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