The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1953 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 22, 1953
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PAGE TEN (ARK.1 COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 195S Educational TV Will Stir More, Better Conversation By HERB ALTSCHULL ... has led to a laziness in mini's quest WASHINGTON Wl - Remember that wisecrack of a few years' ago, that television would ruin the ancient art of conversation? Comes now Uie prediction that television will do no such thing but will stir people t< better conversation than ever before, This cheering picture was painted by Franklin Dunham, chief of the Radio-Television Division of the U. E. Office of Education, a .veteran of nearly 30 ycr.rr, in radio |ind TV. It was of educational television for means to nntfrtnln himself. There have been many surveys of the reaction to commercial TV, like the Xavier University study In which 1,000 children in the sixth and seventh grades in Cincinnati were i habits. Among the results of that survey : 1. Fifty-two per cent of the children reported their parents exer- cized no control over what they watched. 2. The most popular TV shows among those children were Milton that Dunham was speaking, the j Berte's variety show, three West- new teaching medium which some , e3 - n adventure fUm programs, Cap- Two More Sign Tax Petition WASHINGTON (/Pi — Two more House members, Representatives Fallen (D-Md) and Muchrowilz (D-Mich), have sitjnrri a petition to force an early votr on a bill which would cut incomn fax by 10 per cent on July 1. House rulrs provide (hat the names of signers lx> kept styrct until 218 have signed. It was learned that the number has now reached 37, Including Rep. Poulson (R-Calif), who signed some time ago but whose name was not previously disclosed. says is the most significant development in the field since the invention of printing. The world's first educational TV station goes into operation May 4 at Houston, Tex., under toe direction of the University of Houston and the Houston Independent School District. "It's only the beginning," says Robert R. Mullen, executive director of the National Citizens Committee for Educational Television. "The possibilities are limitless." By fall the station will be airing seven courses for university crodit: biology, humanities, history, psychology, music appreciation, economics and photography. Anyone within viewing distance of station KUHT will be privilege dto study the course, but only those registering with the university and pay- Ing tuition fees will be eligible for credit. "Will Benefit Children" Here are a, few of the things these people expect of educational TV: 1. Direct teaching, for university credit, as at Houston. 2. Dramatized research, such as film clips on developments in the study of infantile paralysis. 3. News broadcasts, with film clips and background information. 4. Dramatic programs, which might include plays by well-known authors, dramatized versions of historical events, readings by writers and poets. 5. Musical programs. ' 6. Interviews with well-known citizens. ; 7. How-to-do-it talks on the raising of children, care of the teeth, gardening, building bookshelves, anything you can name. , "Television is to communication precisely what atomic energy is to science," says Arthur S. Adams, president of the American Council on Education. "We find ourselves with a new medium which conceivably has the power to resolve many problems of communication which bedevil us today, so that man may understand more fully, more completely, more intimately." Ralph Steetle, executive director of the Joint Council on Educational Television, an organization composed of seven major educational organizations, says: "It will fill the vacuum created In this world where materialistic values and speed have become so important." Among the chief criticisms of commercial television, as it now exists, are claims that it is directed at adolescents, that it Maes not satisfy the intellectual needs of growing children and that it tain Video, Arthur Godfrey'K Talent Scouts and two quiz shows. 3. The children stayed up to all hours watching television. For instance. 58 per cent of the kids said they watched a movie beginning M U p.m. nt least, once a week, and 13 per cent said they watched the show five times a * Here's What They Exjcct "Educational TV," Dunham said, "will supply programs that will be of genuine benefit to children, and adults too. "Not that I have anything against Hopalong Cnssidy. I think he represents something of value in American history, and the kids might just as well get to learn about history. "But with educational TV, they'll have a real choice. Instead of a murder mystery, maybe (hey can watch somebody acting out scenes from 'Tom Sawyer.' "And most important of all. their parents will be encouraged to be selective in what they watch." How soon, you ask, will you have educational TV in your city? There's no way to answer that question. Much depends on you. The Citizens Connniiu:u has been working for move than a year to get educators, businessmen and civic leaders together to form organizations to raise money for educational TV stations. In a number of cases they have succeeded. In others interest has agged. , ; How much mnp.ey does it take? i Frieda Hennock. one of the mem-: bers of the Federal Communications Commission, says less than ; $200,000 will enable your group to \ build a station. You'll need more | to staff the station and arrange j programs. WILSON NEWS By Mrs. B. F. Boyles PTA Meets "Building A Firm Foundation For Our Children Through Better Health Habits" was the theme of the program when the Wilson Parent - Teachers Association m e t Thursday night at the school cafeteria. Claude Lynch was program leader. The meeting opened with the high schol mixed chorus singing musical selections. Miss Priscilla Spinks, school music instructor, directed. Following the regular' business session, presided over by Mrs. Hudson Wren, Mrs. G. B. Craven and Mrs. Ed Williams gave reports of the annual convention of Arkansas Parents and Teachers, that they attended in Little Rock, earlier this week. D. D. Cash gave the devotional and I. A. Sims, Jr., read the president's message. Bill Yates, athletic director and physical education instructor, presented his eighth grade physical educational class in a demonstration of regular class work. Refreshments were served by the second and third grade room mothers at the social following the meeting. Celebrates Birthday Clifton Roberts wns complimented on his sixth birthday when his mother. Mrs. J. D. Roberts, entertained several of his friends Friday afternoon at her home. Croquet and other ' games wer< played during the afternoon. Guest, were given bottles of bubbles. Birthday cake and ice cream were served the following guests David Dye, Sammye Sue Davis, John J Pierce, Lee and Joyce Wooclyard, j Bobbie Lou McDaniel, and Carolyn Perkins. Honored on Birthday Mrs. Bentley Rhodes compliment- j ed her son, Dick Rhodes, on his ninth birthday when she enter- j tained 18 of his friends Friday af- ! ternoon at her home. } In games played during the afternoon Betty Wren, Suzanne Stobaugh, Tommy Camper and James Westbrooke won prizes. Refreshments of ice cream, cake and cokes were served. Recent Bride Honored Mrs. H. C. Hill complimented Mrs. Ernest Davis, a recent bride, with I a miscellaneous shower at the Hill home Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Davis was formerly Miss Shirley Germany of Memphis. Personals Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Edwards and children. Alice Ann, Butch and Eddie. Jr.. have returned to their home in Howling Green, Ky., alter a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Rowe. and her slstSr, Mrs. H. C. Hill, and her family at Nodena. Mrs. Edwards Is the former Miss Mable Alice Rowe. Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards were honored when Mr. and Mrs. j. c. Bus- spy entertained with a dinner at their home in Wilson. J. A. Piltman is a patient at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Mr. Piumcm entered the hospital Thursday for treatment. Mrs. Alvin Fuller and daughter, Poesy, and Mrs. Jess Rapp were in Memphis Friday where Mrs. Rapp consulted her physician. They :;!.',? visited Mrs. B. H. Fuller, who is ill at the home of her daughter. Mrs. J. C. Jordan, in Memphis and Mr. Pittman at the Baptist Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hosford and son, Marty, spent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Russell, in Marked Tree. Miss Doris Lou Smith spent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Bmlth la I'm Is, «ak. Miss Betty jo iiufkln of liuuora, Ark., was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harr.v Bufkin and their family, Friday night. Miss Bufkin. a senior at Eudora High School, was on a ttrlp with the school band and was In West Memnhis Frirtav. Her cousins. Misses Eilcr and Oeraldine Bufkin and Tommy Boyles motored to West Memphis and brought her (a Wilson for the nfcht. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold McDaniel and daughter, Judy, visited her mother. Mrs. H'Jish Morgan, at Tyronza, Sunday. Mrs. Morgan accompanied them home and will spend this week in their home. The home of Mrs. Josle Cook in Osceola was the scene of a family get-together Sunday night in honor of her nephew, Thomas Boyles, who left Monday for Induction In the Army. He is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Boyles of Wilson. Those present included his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Buford Boyles, Jr., and daughter, Eleanor Suzanne, of Memphis; Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Conner und children, Cheran and Tommy, of Bono; Mm, J. W. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. J»m« Wilson, Jimmy Wilson. Jan« Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rose and Mri.. -, Mary Hunt and daughter, all of Osceola. 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