The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 1, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 1, 1952
Page 7
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THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1952 BIATHEVTLI.E (ARK.) COURIER N EW S •• —- _ _ fc»*xj*^ to o v £/M Subway K/Wers Scarce In Rome HOMK W>/-Custoin«rs are so scarce in Rome's week-old subway—the Eternal City's first- thai the conductor even holds tlic door open and e.scoits the raters to their seals. The two-car train makes six one-mile trips dally, i rom the PorU San Paolo to the exposition grounds where the Italian World's Pair oJ 1942 never was held. There Is one slop on the way. and If you miss the train, you wait two hour*. The fare IK the Italian equivalent ol 5 cents. A notice sayi OOKS pay "the same price as passengers." But. "We can't even get dogs." complains the conductor. 27-year-old carlo Ruggieri. So far there are only about 1J passengers per trip. Repentant Man To Confess Bank Robbery TOPEKA. Kan. ,,PJ_ A B / plist minister says a young man will co to church Sunday nlld nwke „ , ull confession 01 hi? part in a bank robbery four years ago, Rev. Howard L. Bruinme refused to give the man's name. He said the man was about 19 years old when the robbery was committed and has since married and hag some children. Tlie minister said the man's wife had Induced him to "turn Christian" and confess his crime. At Holton, Kan., tonight County Atty. Donald Sands said he and Sheriff Ernest White will attend the church service Sunday and arrest the man If the confession U made. >_„ l_i- FFA WH1TEFACE — Charles Richard Haynes gives his young whiteJace bull a thorough inspection at his home at Yarbro. Charles Is raising , *. " j herefords as one of his Future Farmers of America projects. (Courier .News I'liolo) CHICK SlDKLlNE-Atnong Bill Nelson's various FFA projects is chicken raising. Here Bill Is For 70 BHS Agriculture Students, School Is a Part of Their Lives By RUTH I.EE (School Correspondent) Since the.earliest days of formal schooling, educators have been trying- to tell the world that school is a part of the process of living — not "preparation for life." Contemporary education, more than that of any other period in the long history of organized learning, has recognized this fact, one which has led to a trend toward the practical in school life, curriculum and standards. The approximately 70 boys en rolled in vocational agriculture work at Blytheville High School fcnon- that school is a part of their ives, for Billy Neson's 40 acres of cotton have to be tended daily and Freddy Mullins' 12 head of registered Angus beef cattle have to lie looked after every day—not just when the tow boys have completed school. THE REASON for having such a program In the high school of an agricultural section is apparent to school administrators here and also to the federal government, for they share the total expense of the department on a 50-50 basis The federal money is provided for by the Smith Hughes Act. Blytheville's agriculture program Is set up like those in other schools throughout the nation, according to Freeman Robinson, director of the BHS program. However, he feels that here the program Is more an Integral part fo the entire school program than in some schools. Accepted in the agriculture classes are boys at least 14 and in the ninth grade, who spend seven hours a week In class for which they receive one and « half units credit for the school year. The boys may take a two-year course, and only about one In 15 boys drops out at the end of the first year. These boys, approximately 90 per cent of whom are from country or suburban homes, receive specialized training in agriculture which includes eevrythlng from cotton to beel cattle. They also get training in shop«oik which means anything from woodwork to layin» bricks with all the shopwork emphasizing farm repairs and upkeep. ONE OF THE most tlme-consum- mg aspects of this course for the boys is their home projects which are visited and inspected by the director. Billy Colston, a town boy, and Lynn Howard of Promised Land community, have been interested In poultry for their home projects. Participation in the school's chapter of the Future Farmers of America, n national organization, provides these students with appropriate extracurricular activities. In addition, the agriculture students always enter the judging contests at the district fair held hire anrt the district contest at Jones- boor; send delegates to the parliamentary procedure and public speaking competition (Billy Nelson won third In public speaking at Luxora a few weeks agol - and sponsor a booth at the (air. Their booth won third place and S50 last fall. They also work with the Kiwan- ians and Jaycees in their Christ- ams toy drive, last Christmas repairing andd istributing some 8000 toys. VERSATILITY Is one characteristic of these youngsters, and this spring the district electrical award sponsored by thc Arkansas Power and Light Company was won by Billy Shumate, who made an elec- trie lotl:e and attic fan, as well as several lamps which he sold. He also did some wiring for his home. Highlighting tiie year is the annual barbecue held at school and a summer trip to FPA-owned Camn Couchdale at Hot Springs, where approximately 40 boys spend a weel, on the camp's 80 acres. Teaching stuff, facilities and record-keeping for the vocational agriculture program, which, with the farm training program for veterans comprises the total picture, run into a good-sized department. In addition to Mr. Robinson w-Iio has been connected wtih the Blytheville schools lor 15 years and who holds a brachelor ot science degree in agriculture from the University of Arkansas, there are four full-time veterans teachers Riley Bench, Bill Kutchtnson, Bir McCtoud and Victor Dowery, who Is instructor for 25 Netrro veterans Miss Millie Allison ts full time secretary for the agriculture program Ari'ROXIMATBi/v 100 veterans meet from one to Jive o'clock one afternoon a week, with problems pertaining to farm management In Mississippi County, the main topic of conversation. Every instructor visits each of his students two hours each week. The amount ol schooling each veteran is entitled to depends Upon the length of his combat service. The first 93 days entitles the veteran to one year's training, and'after that the time is day for day. In spile of the rumored finders supposedly holding the strings controlling expenditure of 'federal money, the agriculture program is left to the director, and administered here under the supervision of Superintendent of Schools w .B. SMART GAL, TOO . . . and I don'l mind admitting it! I've discovered how easy it is to sell something I no longer use for needed cash. I read and \ use the Classified-Ads! Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear same dqy. Atl classified advertising payable in advance, BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS meat. Nicholson. Monthly reports are sent to Little Rock, the Vocational Division «"""«! program is that a of the State Department of Edu- | farmer Is one who knows abo shown with some of his'chicks. He also has 40 "fres of cotton as a project. (C.mrlcr News I'hoto) cation sends a representative ntially. and a district man comes from Jonesboro about twice a year However, the entire program Is subject to the school superintendent. 'Mr. Robinson's work consists of classroom teaching, visits to boys' homes to see their projects, and The basic philosophy of the agri-1 ' ~ program is that a good j menlher delegations «nd Eemi-offi- lut n I Ji°! souii «s polled periodically. The _i CnlnOKO nnrf Wnrf li ti"*%i.j, i -ii an- j lot of other things beside farming This fact explains the reason for thc "auri" boys presenting an assembly program on parliamentary procedure last Tuesday morning Blytheville High's hopes, according to Mr. Robinson, nre Dint the boys in its agriculture classes this all types of community work which year and thc ncxt wil1 be tr >e young • - - 'farm leaders of Mississippi County may include anything (rom pruning somebody's trees to giving somebody's cow - a shot. He holds each year approximately 30 meetings with adults to discuss farm management problems. A good agriculture director Is one who makes himself generally useful (o his school and community, he says, • • • ALL THE classroom work ot this program takes place In a 3-A type building on the campus, one so designated by the government because of Its three rooms—a classroom, a metal shop and a woodworking .shop, as K'e)! as an office for the secretary. The department's equipment is ruled "A" by the govern- in the next decade. UN Casualties Now Estimated At 419,456 % UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (m~ Twenty-two months of war In Korea have 'cost thc United Nations forces an estimated 419.456 casualties and the Communists 1666069 a summary of available report* showed yesterday. The U. N. figures came from Chinese and North Korean toil is estimated bi-weekly by the US Army. On the U.K. side, the biggest loser has been the Republic of (South) Korea. Sources there put the total casualties, up to earlv this year, nt 301,864—2!) 404 dead 101.097 wounded, 105,672 missing and 65,601 prisoners of war. The U. S. figure announced Inst week was 107,665, Including 16898 dead. We have O^den a n rl Doi'lch No. 2 Cleaned C and Sacked. Ready fnr *»* immediate delivery. PLANTING SEED SOYBEAN SEED 4 COTTON SEED $ 6 RED TOP GIN CO. N. Highway 61 Phone 3756 Empire Cnllon Seed, first year from breeder. Discounts on large lots. PER BUSHEh 50 PER HUNDRED Our half-size favorite 1* sheer and 'OCKET PRETTY A wealth of beemly ond fashion excitement... this wonderfully dimming dress with complimenl-calching giant pockels. Masterfully styled by Mynelle who l» "so wise oboi;! your site" and to wise about your summer comfort, for she fashioned ihis wear, everywhere charmer of cool, handsomely printed tumbled sheer rayon ... and il's washoble, loo! Colorful floral potlern on grey, blue, pink or green g'ound. Sizes I4',i !o 24',i. 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