The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 6, 1944 · Page 3
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L SATURDAY, MAY G, 1<J4<1 Defends Modern School Methods Says Students Today > Have More Lessons Than Oldsters Had • 51 DOWNING Slnff Correspondent rp i, " «"" ," OCK> Ma >' 5 IU.P.) — 'lake 11 irom one who should jjiiow, one of the principal troubles •"'Hi modem-day education mot)). s is hat tlic student "Just doesn't nave Lime to .spend studying his many lessons," : Authority (or tlml startling statement Is Tim Siiinett. assistant commissioner of education in the state education deparment, and considered one of the state's best authorities on education methods , Let him ten a: • "One complaint you hear a lot these days is that the students' are being graduated from hl°h School—and even college—without even a remote idea of spelling outside of a few basic words. Critics say we aren't teaching Die kids to spell like the older generation Vv.is 1 aught. 1 "That may be. But I'll bet Dint nny 10 kilos in junior high school In Little Hock can out-spell anv 10 oldorslers right now. Maybe th'o old heads could have out-spelled pur youngsters when they were In their prime, but not today > "So anyway, the thing boils down }o the fact that in the old days, schools concentrated on veadiii"'' writing, arithmetic ami spctliiv— and very little else. Today, look at the average student's school day ranging f lom ancient history to ranging f ro ancient history to philosophy, from physics to trigonometry, from English literature -p vocational agriculture. When he takes those lessons home, he can afford to spend only 8 short time on each subject. He's lucky to get a fundamental erasn of the subject," • * * • Stinnett lakes issue with those persons who argue that modern day discipline in the schools is too lax. . "There are some misguided, but eood-intcuUoned souls who would have TIS return to the days when the schoolmaster ruled his shool- room with an iron hand and a bunch of birch rods." he said. "They try to tell us that discipline was better in those days and under those conditions. I say it was not. Why, I can remember .school teachers getting beaten up by the larger boys, tired of tyrannical motheds. It was nothing in those days to see a teacher literally run off the job by the student.';. "Our best discipline today is in the modern-minded schools in which student councils and student (joverimieiil.s have been elected by the pupils themselves." This column mentioned recently the (llfifculty some candidates have had In attempting to line up suitable campaign managers. Less serious, but causing ti lot of head scratching, iicverlhele.ss, Is the problem of campaign headquarters. Now, some spots are reputed to be good luck and others arc equally famous as infested with bad luck. One Markham street hotel has the reputation of never having lost a candidate. Since Markham is the street favored by political enthusiasts, even upstairs garrets may be pressed Into service this year. It's safe to say that most candidates will find haven wltlifn a block ot the Marion Hotel, center of political goings-on for many years. A chance visitor to the Republican state convention In IJttle Rock this week stepped into the meetint! hall and surveyed the packed' seats, occupied by nearly 300 members ot the Grand Old Parly. "Good Lord," he ejaculated, "who would have thought there were that many Republicans in Arkansas!" Party leaders, meanwhile, arc going ahead with plnns to get at least 10,000 Republican votes in I each of the state's seven congressional districts this year in order to get back the full 18-man strength of its national convention delegation. Couples Given Divorces in Chancery Court Here Pour daughters and one son, who range in age from two to 12 years, were awarded the' custody of the plaintiff liu the divorce granted Winfred J. Silver from Flossie Opal Silver. Mr. Silver charged wilful desertion In the divorce suit recently heard in Chancery Court. Dorothy White was granted a divorce from Vernal White on the grounds of indignities, and Mildred Bateimm, also charging indignities, was granted a divorce from Marvin Batcman. Twelve suits for divorce were recently filed. They are: Mary Kay Bell vs. M. G. Bell; Tony Sturgeon vs. Jennie May Sturgeon; Lola McEven vs. Clarence McEven; William H. Boyd vs. Gallic Boyd; A.' J. Scott vs. Ida Scott. Patricia Poc vs. Lc Roy Poe; Irene Young vs. Marshal Jack Young; Owen McKay vs. Ruth McKay; George Clay vs. Sally Ann Clay; Annie Mae Evrard vs. Clarence Gordon Evrard; Guy M. Phillips vs. Elizabeth Stephens Phillips, and Estelle Hudson vs. H. L. 'Hudson. Birds help to prune trees by nipping off superfluous buds for food, and breaking off twigs for nesting material. Fore - Used Car Values in BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS most Town Now IK your opportunity to buy a LOW MILEAGE Jf>,For<i or Chevrolet with a Guarantee That Really Counts. Own a City-Driven Car shipped here from' the East Const. 1940 CHEVROLET "Master Deluxe" COACH 1941 FORD "Super Deluxe" TUDOR SEDAN 1941 CHEVROLET "Special Deluxe" COUPE 1941 FORD "Deluxe 6-Cyl." TUDOR SEDAN 1941 FORD "Super Deluxe" CONVERTIBLE CC.. See Our Other "Foremost Value" Used Cars Now. PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. TcL 453 Walnut at 5th "SQUARE 1>EAL" No. 101683 Minnesota Slulc Champion UK, Senior Boar Pig All American Champion, 1942, Senior Boar fig FOR SALE A few choice FALL BOARS sired fay SQUARE DEAL. Thick, smooth and well grown out, with plenty of quality. JOE T. CAGLE S. Hwy. 61— Phone 3390— Rt. 2, Blytheville * JUST RECEIVED! 2 Carloads of 6 Foot CLIPPER COMBINES On Rubber — With Motor RED TOP GIN Call 2M2 or Write ]5ox 79!) * EPSON IN WASHINGTON Postwar Fuels and Your Car 11 was a narrow escape for anfi- aircrafl gun crew of a U. S. plane carrier as a Jap 500-pound bomb exploded almost on top of them, Extraoidinary shot of near-miss was taken during dive-bombing altnclt near Ru- baul by W. Eugene Smith, war correspondent lor Popular Photography Mpgpzine. Albinos appear nt a role of one In 10,000 persons. BY rivTKK KDSON Courier News HMslil»g,|<m Coricspoiulcnl Now that Army, Navy and the petroleum administrator for war have lifted the lld-a lltlle—01 some of the secrets of wartime development In production of )0o octane gasoline, It's possible for refinery people to do a lltlle predicting on poslwnr uses of siiper- fucls, with it line on what they'll do in your shiny new postwar automobile. Willie the mllilary secrecy lid wns clamped on tight, (here were a lot of rumors going around that they wore making "110 octane" and even "125 octane gas,' That Is branded as a complete misnomer. There isn't such llilng us no octane or 125 octane RBS, because 100 octane Is perfect in the arbitrary scale which Ihc scientists set tip to measure and designate the de- tree In which a motor fuel would not. knock. Zero-octane gas will knock under nny conditions; 100 octane gas won't knock at all in (he highest compression motor now possible lo build. Hundred octiinc therefore Isn't a Baseline, strictly speaking, but a blend of ingredients which will do certain thing.? 100 per cent. But, while refinery experts can't make anything bcucr Hum gasoline with a 100 octane rating, they Imve been able to concoct mixtures which will cruise farther nnd climb faster per gallon' than the nviulion ynsollno niiule at the beginning of the war. It Is from Ihls fact Unit Hie stories of new super-gnsiillne got started. 115-11.1 Ml'.ANS FAKTlllilt AND WSTKIt H still isn't iii'iinllted lo U-ll just how much better Mie.se new KUS- ollnes lire. They arc of such recent development llml I hero Isn't any generally accepted nomenclature or grading, but one type of dcslumi- llon for nvlutton speciflcalltin gas- olines Is u combination of two numbers, snrli .us 1 IB-US. This means n j>usollnc whldi will penult a plane to cruise ID per cent further iijul climb ,15 per cent fnstcr at full throttle Hum gasolines in use at the beginning of the war Hul this BUS would sllll lj e loo octane. There is Mill a dispute between aviation experts ns to Hie best type of g;v; for ',vnr. l/Kig-rr.Kse bombers and nnviil aircraft openillns from curriers imluraUy want maximum cruise range, ma when hiking off with a heavy load or when they get over Cn-rnmny and me attacked by Nn/l fighters, they need maximum power for rapid climb and n»lck gclnway. 'l'lii> need for an enmsency. (ull- thmltle fuel tins been met. however, by use of water Injection— feeding a lltlle water into lite cylinders along wllh the vapmhccO I'.nsollnv-nlr mixture from the car- bmx'loi 1 . In principle, the water cools Hie. Inside ot Ihc cylinder, lirnnlilliiK hlt'hc.r compression mid' therefore more power on explosion. Water Injection can't be used indefinitely, but for short periods— ut tnkeoff, In u dogfight—It will step up power ami engine pertorm- HIIOOS by u Niir|irisliig iwrcmlncc Just how much Is rclrlcted Into'r- nuilton, UUuNDK Alii; DNU.MITCI) ; Aside from practinil limitations of the supply problem thoro Is no limitation lo specifications of B(ls . ollne blends that can be made by refineries. 'l'hm> Is, however tin- rnirli Hint It lakes more crude oil to make a given mmnlily of high specif if at ion aviation gasoline limn to make Hie sinne quantity ot base stock. Filling nil llils Into a pos'twnr pli'tinv. refiners anticipate (hill euinmerdiil flying will take le.ss i::i»ollne tliiin military flying, and therefore they will be able lo meet all requirement* for an extra hl (l h yprelflrnllmi iidntloti gasoline. This may be IM-liiO gasoline—inclining It will give 25 per cent greater _i»i)ljc and CO per cent greater power limn prewar aviation (MS. Tills Is Jusl about the limit Hint clipliim- niijliit's will tflko, ns now designed. Ai the .siime lime, (here will lie ii giviil iiimntlly of picmlmuin gnsullno tor uulomnblles and Ivneks. Dill it won't be 100 octane gasoline milc.v.s lh«y slml iv-<|i>- slsnlng engines to lake Ihe sluif nnd net out all tin; energy there Is In 11 hii;)i-ci)mjiro,s.sloti fuel. 1'ul loo ui'lnnu In your old bus Ministers Urge Locoi Observation Of Family Week Observance of National Family Week, May 7 to'H, was urgd by memlim of the Blylliovlllo Mltil.s- li'i'lul Assodntldn at a meeting held Tuesday in the pastor's study of First isnptist Church. Topic tor the meeting wns "1'rob- lems of Youth" w m, ministers iH'.reeliiK timl mure time should bo spent with the children In tlielr own homes, National Family Week,' which orlKlnnU'ct us u 1'rolcslnnt observance, now Is sponsored Jointly by I'rolcstants, Catholic and Jews, all of whom slmro u common concern over tho family, which they consider u icllHlmu, unit of society. Observmire of (his week also is iM'lng ulvon support by several Federal agencies, including the Olllce of Education, Ihn Children's Durcnu Hie PSA. ami u !G OCD. Ministers of lllythevUlo urged that everyone Join in observance of Family Week, with many of the city's ministers planning to speak on (his topic from their imlplts In tomorrow's church services. gAGE THREE C/u6 .Captain's Report <,') A meeting of the Plat La'ke'4-H Club was held Tuesday, May 2, with Pansy Mnnley residing. Twentynine members and two leaders were rc.scjit at (his meeting. The group sang "Long, Long Ago" which was led by Lorene Wilson, jSOlljJ CflplBllJ, i I The club captains, gave the following reports: Bobby Ham, cotton caplaln, reported one in his club; J. D. Daniels, pig captain,'reported '«<•'; Peggy 1 Hnwkliis. calf captain, venorled two; Doris Lottyrldge, gardening and canning captain, reported six; Pansy Mnnley, clothing captain, reported five; and Lorene Wilson, poultry caplaln, reported four. The gardening and canning captain, who has tlx members, reported to the group. Miss Cora Lee Colcman, county home demonstration agent, gave a demonstration in clothing. Keith J. Illlbrey, county agent, gave a demonstration In recreation. The burrowing owl Is the only land bird which neUs underground. Knnnim or northern China blindfold BMC eye of their ponies to keep them from gelling dh/.y while wnlklng in u circle us pcmcr for grinding corn In tlielr ancient mills. today mid, while 11 would run smoother, ycm won't gel uny greni- 'er pei'lornmnce In miles per gullon, or ou (he pickup when the llshl I'm sorry invented ffiepoctef!" IF I had known that some Americans would be using pockets to hold all the extra money they're making these days I never would have invented them, -, s P OCKETS are good places to keep hands warm. • Pockets are good places to hold keys... and loose change for carfare and newspapers. But pockets are no place for any kind of money except actual expense money these days. The place—the only place—for money above living expenses is in War Bonds. Bonds buy bullets for soldiers. " r •Bonds buy security for your old age. Bonds buy education for your kids. Bonds buy things you'll need later —that you can't buy now. Bonds buy peace of mind-knowing that your money is in the fight. i Reach into the pocket I invented. Take out all that extra cash. Invest it in interest-bearing War Bonds. You'll make me very happy if you do. You'll be happy too. a Fin r! l~i I 9 9.1 S3.' This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by Arkansas Grocer Co. L. K. Ashcrah Co. foe Atkins Machine Shop L. H. Autry, Burdette A. S. Barboro & Co. Sarksdale Mfg. Co. Blytheville Water Co. The Crafton Co. . Delta Implement*, Inc. toy Eich Chevrolet €». I! Gay & Billings, Inc. Guard's Jewelry & Optical Store Halter's Quality Shoe Shop Happy Hour Grocery & Mkt. Hardaway Appliance Co. Herrick'$ Jewelry Hubhard Furniture Co. =bbard HtriWMI C«. Huddleston & C«. / .,T.orn W. Jackson Jiedel's Langston-Wroten Co. Charles S. Lemonj Tom Little Hardware Co. The New York Store- Pat O'Bryant Palace Cafe J. C. Penney Co. Phillips Motor Co. ; Robinson Drug Co. I. Rosenthal, Inc. RockSaliba . Rustic Inn A. G. Shibley Wholesale Grocer* C. G. Smith , Floyd A. White ' •" I ' ,,ZeHner's Slipper Shop IM rtlMCI CnMITTil -WAI^ tjiViMM '_mfF~»IOfny"fi¥i ViMKITTH Political Announcements The Courier News Im« b«n «a- lliorlzcd lo announce tho following candidacies, subject to the D«mo- crntlc prlmnry In August: STATE •K'GI'RESENTATIVK ALENE WORD (for rc-elccllon, Post No i2) W. J. WUNDERLKJH (for ro-L'Iccllou, Post, NO. l) J. LEE BEARDEN (for ro-cleclloii, rosL No 3) LUC1KN E, COLEMAN E. U. "GENE" PLEEMAN (Po.'it No. -1) SHEniFP AND GOLLEOTOB HALE JAOKSON (for re-election) ' . ' i W. W. (CUDDY) WATSON COUNT* TUEASURKR R. U. (SKEET) STOUT MISS DELLA PURITjE COUNT* JUDGE EOLAND QREEN (for re-election) CIHCU1T COU1CT Cl.ERK HARVEY MORRIS (For rc-elecllon) COUNTY CI,ERK T. W. POTTEB (for re-election) COUNTY AS8ESSOB O30AII ALEXANDER - Us Help SAVE YOUR BYESI )9 \V. M»i n St.. Phone 2912 WK FH.I, AM. DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS ANI) HAVE YOU MONET STEWARTS l Store " Phone m M»ln FOR SALE CONCRETE STOHM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. . Phone 691 OsceoU, Art 24 HOUR '• TIRE SERVICE f— Tire ud Tube , Bep»lrtnf Tractor Tlrea Our BpecUItj. Afl Work Gn»r»nte«d WADE COAL CO. Alabama Red A»h Coal N. Hwy. 61 ph. 2Z91 Elmer Cunningham VULCANIZIRG. Tire & Tube Repair Cotton Bell R.K. A 8. Hwj. II with Kafltt Am. FU.) PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stotk ' Guaranteed Best Prlen Kirby Drug Stores Mother's Day Sunday, May 14th Send her your PHOTOGRAPH! A gift she'll treasure O'Steen's Studio 105 W. Slain

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