The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 29, 1954
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 29, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAG1KTNE Church Group Aids Migrant Mexicans Continued from Page 1 request for use of the Junior Chamber of Commerce clubroom on North Second Street was granted by the Jaycees. * * * MISS HERNANDEZ Is in charge of the center and is aided by volunteers from the Blytheville Council. Music/literature and games are available at the center with many toys provided for the youngsters. Brief worship services are held both Saturday and Sunday nights. In addition to the center, the program consists mainly of three parts. These include an educational program for children, family night programs at various farms and a similar ^ program for Mexican Nationals (Mexican citzens who are brought into this country under contract through' a U. S.-j Mexican treaty. These consist only of men with no families present. There are approximately 7,000 Nationals in Mississippi County at the present time.) r The education program is conducted at least two afternoons a week by Mi& Hernandez, who bounces around the back roads of the county in her panel truck rounding up Mexican children, too little to be in the . cotton fields, setth.g them down on a porch, under a tree or even in the middle of the road, to give them a few hours of school instruction. • • • EMPHASIS is on speaking, reading and writing both English and Spanish, arithmetic, geography and other basic elementary studies. The family night programs, both for migrant families and Mexican Nationals, place the major emphasis on organized recreation. Miss Hernandez, and what volunteer assistance the Blytheville Council can provide, takes her material and the Council-provided recreational equipment and heads for some farm where a large number of migrants are living. Softball games and other activities are organized and the games continue until dark. Then movies are shown. Both educational and entertaining types are used. Finally the evening program is completed with a brief devotional worship service. » Miss Hernandez' work is not limited to' these four divisions, of the overall program, though they present a full-time task. Children of migrant workers here also receive benefits from one of the Blytheville Council of Church Women's year-round programs. This is the Well-Child Clinic, conducted in cooperation with the Health Unit and Dr. J. E. Beasley. * • * WHILE THE migrant families are here, they are permitted to send their children to the clinic which is held twice a month at the health unit. The cooperative program here of medical examination and care for I the children is oeiag studied for j possible use in other areas, ac-1 cording to Mrs. Freeman Robinson, president of the Blytheville! Council. | In a further effort to foster better relations between migrant workers and local citizens, the Council of Church Women has resumed sponsorship of Spanish classes which it began last winter. The 12-weeks course, taught by Miss Dana Dinkins, is designed to help lower the language barrier for those who deal with Spanish speaking migrants. Five churches are represented among the 75 active members of the Blytheville Council of Church Women. They are the First Presbyterian, First Christian, First Methodist, Lake Street Methodist and St. Stephen's Episcopal. Membership in the organization is open to any member of any church in town. , j "Ready to serve you in all your Insurance Needs! 1 ' RAYMOND ZACHRY 118 N. 2nd Street Phone P(X 3-8815 LEARNING TO WRITE—Mexican youngsters (top) gather around National Council field worker, Miss Tavita Hernandez, in one of the many open-air school classes she is conducting m. a part of the migrant worker program here. The school often teers come In handy in this de- requires more than a teacher, partment. In bottom photo Mrs. however, and the Blytheville John C. McHaney gives a hand. Council of Church Women volun- (Courier News Photos) Sixty Years, 100 Sentences LONG BEACH, Calif. (#)—Wilson Ray Perkins celebrated his 60th birthday locked up in jail for the 100th time. Parkins was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Officers said it marked the century point for him on a Long Beach police record dating back to 1936. Since then he has been arrested for drunkenness 84 times, plus assorted charges of vagrancy, disorderly conduct, drunk driving, -and being fugitive from traffic warrants. J. E. CARTER Greyhound Bus Terminal 109 N. 5th St. Phone 3-4441 FOR LOWEST FARES TO ALL AMERICA! • NORTHBOUND •utti Uav»: 3:37 am 10:30 am 5:14 pm 8:30 am 3:30 pra 11:00 pm . Si. Louis, Mo S 5.85 Chicago, 111 0.50 Detroit, Mich 15.45 SOUTHBOUND •«*•! 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