The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 24, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 24, 1950
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SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 19DO PAGE THKE8 R fAKIU COURIER NEWS Svvim Classes Ended At BlythevilLe Pool By JEAN DED3IAN (Courier News Staff Writer) Swimming classes are over. Once there were many boys and yirls who wanted to learn to swim in Blytheville. These boys and girls had never had the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of swimming, '""he Red Cross and the chtckasaw Athletic Club came to their rescue, us they do every year, and began a scries of swimming classes at Walker park. There were 19D of these boys and girls who wanted to learn to swim bad enough to get out of bed at nine and be at Walker Park by 9:30 every morning. Now the classes are over. And twelve days and ten lessons later 140 of the ambitions boys and girls jjjgon will receive their certificates completing their beginning swimmers course. Girls Swim r ' These "trays'_ and girls "don't putt around the pool lik an old, old man or a splashing fiounder. They can actually swim. This they had to prove in tests before the course was completed. They can jelly-fish float, they can prone float and prone glide. They know how to float on their backs, control their breathing and tread water. They can even swim with the crawl, the breast stroke and the elementary back stroke. They were beginners.. But now they are ready for fun in the water —playing water lag, dibble-dabble— and for fun' in the deep water. "Swimmers Class" The beginners weren't the only boys and girls in the swimming classes. There were others who wanted to improve their swimming. These boys, and girls were in the advanced beginners class, called the "swimmers class." They did Improve their swimming. Now thirtj of them are swimming with the breast stroke, the side stroke, the crawl and at 100 yards for each style. They can swim 50 yards on their backs using only their legs. Thej can make turns in the water, sur- faoe dive, plunge dive and tread water. They can make a running front dive. And they can swim . around in deep water for ten minutes wtihout a rest. They have to be able to do this to get their , - certificate. ffc Class Is Hani Work ' ' Of all the swimming classes, the junior and senior life saving classes work the hardest. They have to work. There's no playing around. They don't have to know just how to take care of themselves in the water—they have to know how to take care of others. To get the coveted junior or senior life saving certificate and a badge, a boy or girl has to know almost alt there is to fcnoiv about swimming. He has to know how to use artificial respiration. Before a student will be admitted to the life saving classes he must show su- perior ability in swimming. He must ue strong and ready to work. Must Kccover Victim A life saver must be able to dive into ten feet of water, recover u victim from the bottom of the pool, river or creek, bring the victim to the surface, level off the victim, and swim to shore with him using one j of the three carriers recognized by_ the Red Cross- The students have to learn all tliree curries' and use iie one that is most convenient : the situation. A student t has to demonstrate his instructor surface diving, he crawl, over hand, breast tind ide strokes. He's got *to have the Red Cross "book learning" and he common sense to go with it. Eleven boys and girl in Biythe- 'ille have mastered these require- nents and are ready to receive their certificates. : Instructors^ Hellicd •• . -;.:' Tile boys and girls couldn't learn o swim and dive and carry "vie- irns" by themselves. They had to nave instructors. Each instructor lad to have an instructors cer- .ificate Issued by the Red Cross. The instructors that gave their time and effort to the boys and girls of Blytheville were John McDowell, Oscar Elliott. Mrs. A. B. (Rockic) Smith, Mrs. Dick White Mrs. Charles Penn and Mrs. Bob Alcllaney The instructors couldn't do it all by themselves, either. They had to have assistants. Nancy Damon' Bobby Dean, Richard Deiiman, Jack Eliott and Mrs. Darrell Lunsford —Courier News Photos LIFE SAVING CLASSES CO THROUGH t'ASF.S Pauline Sliclton and Billy Jackson give artificial respiration to Jennie Frazer and Lloyd Flormau in the combined junior ^^jp^-apps^. ^ and senior life saving classes (upper left). Future life savers, ,:t4f^WjSjff^Sfc,,.- (uppcr right) Babs Cochran, Merry Nell Lane, Billy Jackson, %iimS§!m .:.'>^Johnny O'Brien, Lloyd Florman, Bobby Dean, Jimmy "Red" Jackson, Oscar Hardaway, Jr., Jennie Fraxer and Pauline Shelton demonstrate the curries to their instructor, John McDowell. Lloyd Florman uses the chip carry on "victim" Bobby Dean (right) while instructor McDowell looks on. "Victim" Bobby (tar right) gasps for breath as Lloyd grabs his hair in preparation for the hair carry. Teacher John calls" out orders. helped them. Communists Cause Problem for U. S. Preying on Japanese Pride „ With the Courts ircuil (Criminal) State of Arkansas vs. Keltic Cok- r, assault with intent to kill. Slate of Arkansas vs. Wootlrow V. Webb, forgery and uttering. There Inside \Vorlc was insi ci e work to do. There was registralion and keeping the rcgislralion cards in order. Mrs. R. L. Dfidman and Mrs. Jack Robinson did the work. They didn't get the suntans lhat the others did. The overall program rmd to have a director and the director had to have assisUnts. Mrs. Hugh Whitsitt was general chairman and Mrs. Glenn Lrutd nnd Russell Moseley were her right hand helpers. They all worked- -the Chicknsaw- ba District of the American Rferi *ross, the Chickasaw Athletic Club, :he chairman, her assistants, the instructors ml their assistants, and the boys and girls themselves. Now they can swim,Now they can save their own life in water and even someone else's life if necessary. Now they Fire ready for the fun of the summer . . . frequent dips in the water wilhout fear. Marriage Licenses By HUSSEM, BRINES ; U: TOKYO.—Japanese pride and gul- ibility, massaged by Communist propaganda, have raised a threatening problem for the United States, rhc issue is whether American mili- maintuined in Japan after a formal peace treaty is negotiated. Six months ago, only the Communists opposed post-treaty "bases. The rest of the Japanese wanted tiie Americans to stay to guarantee protection against external attack or internal troubles. Now, however, the country is debating the point It was discussed by n commitlec of 264 of the country's leading educators, then hy political parties opposing tlic present administration Tlie educators apparently sincerclj believe Iheir contention that Japan can be spared another war merely by declaring neutrality. The politicians seem primarily interested In embarrassing the administration which consistently supports Amen can policy. People Re\vililcrcd The people themselves seem be wild»rert. Most of them want to avoid involvement In another war, aut they lack the ability to discern the flaws in arguments that they can remain neutral merely by saying so. American military authorities say that bases in Japan will be essential indefinitely, bolh for the protection of Japan and'of the United States. They do not want n treaty without clear rights lo mainlain the bases now held under the occupation. On the other hand, they say they could not continue to occupy these Installations against a majority of Japanese opinion. Tin's apparently is what the Communists arc trying lo arouse. Russian Battles The Russian member of the Allied Council for Japan rccentlv Jumped into the battle with an official letter to General MacArthnr. contending maintenance of present bases violated occupation policy. Mac- reaty bases, but it might not be so asy in another year or two. The Japanese are showing increased de- ;ires for huEcpcndcnce ami intcr- lational equality. So far. this is icither aggressive nor militaristic. t signifies, however, that in its fifth year, the occupation has reached i declining curve in the effect of ils policies and perhaps in its welcome. Occupation Loses v Out General MaeArUvur stikl in 1945 :hat any military occupation bc- ;ins to lose its influence after Ihrcc to five years. Rccenlly Japanese politicians bypassed an imporlnnt local tax bill despite the most . positive type of indirect occupntion pressure for it In the past they have delayed or sabotaged several reform mca; but this is the first one they have refused outright. Not long ago a group of influential industrialists presented Amorl can officials with a virtual list o demands for far eastern trade "These men," said one Japanese of ficinl sadly, "do not understand tha the work! has not forgotten the war They think they nre welcome every vhere and that the world depend ipon Japanese goods." There is little similarity betwce he bustling Japanese of today and lie listless, humble, .shoddy people who met the first occupation troops n 1945. In those days they were eayer to be told what to do and usually tried to do it. Now they clearly want to run everything themselves as quickly as possible. The following couples obtained marriage licenses yesterday from the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk: Billie Joe McCall and Miss Nellie Jewell Pendergrass, both of Dlythe- ville. John W. Fraser and Miss Patricia Ann Chltwood, both o{ Blytheville. SHEET METAL WORK. Arthur rejected this as "provacative impertinence," but that did not dispose of the question as far as the nevous, gullible Japanese are concerned. Some Americans cite this as one of several reasons for concluding an early peace treaty with Japan Tlic government today could pu across the policy of granting post- »:«'*^rS£Sv **%**"' ' -)>' -«*wv*i..'-'i WARNING OltDKIt The defendants, Mrs. Napoleon M. Crockett and Mrs. Elgcrnon E. Jrockctt, are hereby warned lo up- ' car in the Chancery Court of tlic liickflsawlm District, of Mississippi lounty, Arkansas, within thirty days nd answer Ihc complaint of the ilaintiff, Alice UrocKt?ct Fletcher, lied against them in said court, Case No. 11,282, and upon their 'ailure to do so, said complaint will be taken as confessed. Witness my hnnn as clerk of the Chancery Court of the Chlckasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas, and the -seal of said court this 2nd day of June, 1950. HARVEY MORRIS Clerk. C;3-10-17-24 Messaqe Tells Senators; rans esance To Join Schuman Plan Rot Hits Cera/ Root DAVIS, Calif. (/P|—Root rots that attack cereal plants arc .spreading in California, reports Dr. J. W. Oswald of the College of At'iicuiturc hero. In tills state seven different fungi have been found causing tlic disease, which is most damaging ti wheat and barley. Rotating the* crops with oats may help he suggests, as oats arc tolerant lo th<, rot and it seems to affect othci cereals most where they are planted continuously. Political Announcement The Courier News has been author- zed to announce the following can- didatcs, subject lo tho Democratic primaries. July 25 and August e FOR COUNTY JUDGE Roland Green FOK STATK KET'KK.SKNTATIVK L fi Aiitry Re-election Post No John ,1 Cowan Kenneth S Sulcer posl No 2 Albert A Banks Post No 2 E. C- "Gene" Fieeman (For re-election Post No W P Wells For Stale Sc-ialor W R Nicholson J. Lee Bcardcn WASHINGTON, June 24. (/I 1 )— Inquiring Senators were informed yesterday that Jirltnin's "worldwide interests, responsibilities and commitments," prevented a mote active role nt present In tiie Schuman plan. * This Information came in an "informal statement on British policy In relation to western Europe" by Sir Oliver Franks, tlic British ambassador to the United Slates. Sir Oliver outlined the policy of the British labor government in a letter to Paul Hoffman, administrator or the European Recovery Program, who made tt public while being questioned at a closed-door session of the Senate Foreign Relations committee. j The Schuman plan, originated by .he^Frcnch foreign minister, calls 'or a pooling of German and French steel and coal Industrie.- with all western European nations participating. Hoffman tri Investigate The French and many member. 1 of the United States Congress have hucn urging that England take an active part.' In the steel-coal pool and F.CA chief Hoffman promised senators he,would try to learn'why Britain had not done so. Sir Oliver wrote Hoffman that the "policy, of .the British government is to coopcrate ; with oilier western European countries ,ind work with them lor unity In Europe." He o'ted tunny British movL-s iti this Held and then quoted from recent speech*!* in the of Commons by Prime Minister Attire regarding the steel-coal poo! pro PD.SU l. v "In recent weeks we pave an Immediate welcome to the French In- Plan," he said and lie quoted Attlee's statement that th'e British government's desire was "to help not to hinder In this matter." The ambassador stressed the triple obligations that Britain has to Us associates In the British Commonwealth, to nation^ in the Atlantic pact and those in the western European community, "Just as cooperation with • her western Euiopejm neighbors and the vigorous promotion of unity in Europe is a vital necessity for Britain, so are her associations in the commnwenHh and in the Atlantic comrnunlty also vital," Franks said, He added it was the aim of British policy to so reconcile these re- lalio'tiships that they erpctually reinforce each other and by' their complementary strengths add vigor and resources to the free world. 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