The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 18, 1953 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Monday, May 18, 1953
Page 2
Start Free Trial

PAGE TV70 BLYTJIEVJLLE (ARK.) COUEIER NEWS MONDAY, MAT 18, 1988 Less than Half of Qualified Youths Get to Go to College, Conned Says By FRANK E. CAKKY WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than half the young Americans Intellectually filled for collide education |ft one, the National Manpower Council said today, and for each who acquire.? a Ph. D. there are 25 or more who could. The council said a shortage of scientists and engineers has had "serious consequences" on the nation's defense program. Its report was discussed with President Eisenhower, who helped organize the citizens' survey group when he was President of Columbia University. The 263-page document, described as "a first over-all examination of manpower resources and requirements In Important scientific and professional areas," said the effects of technical personnel shortages included: •"Loss of valuable time In strengthening our defenses, the failure to exploit certain potentialities for enhanced security such as' an improved system of air defense, and the production of poor products as. for instance, in the case of radar equipment." The, report also declared there is a shortage of schoolteachers and of at least some kinds of physicians. Among measures to assure "ade- than 1 per cent of Us national Income" lor that purpose, 2 per cent on elemenetary and high school education and 4 per cent on recreation. The report continued: "Today, less than half ol those capable of acquiring a colleRC degree enter college. About two-fifths of those who start college—innny with superior ability—do not graduate. For every high school graduate who eventnnlly earns n doctoral degree, there are 25 others who have the intellectual ability to achieve that degree but do not." The council said that many Ne groes "are still handicapped by practices. " The report listed specific recom- Among inensiiieft uj Hb;>uit; nui. in.. ...,..*.* ......... .,,........., . ~~ quate" scientific and professional mendatlons for Improving the sup- manpower in the future, the coun- ply ol scientific and professional cil suggested expanded support for ' i™i..ji higher education by a it said, has been lation which. natioi ifendin manpower, Includin^ 1. Creation of a presidential ....*^ u * u ,. U io UL . „...*........commission "to review the impact | prior to their military sei-vi of governmentsil research and development contracts" upon colleges and universities. 2. Increased financial support for colleges and universities by state and local governments, alumni, business, labor "and other interested groups." 3. Continued public support of "the present program of deferring qualified students in order to enable them to complete their education before they discharge their obligation to military service. , . ." 4. A presidential order to "remove dependency, except in cases of hardship, as a ground for deferment In order to Insure that post- into exemption." S. A directive that the various armed forces "provide sufficient flexibility in their policies governing the calling to active duty ol students enrolled In Reserve Officers Training Corps programs so that well-Qualified students are permitted to pursue graduate work poor education in early life, and ponement of service does not turn others are frequently prevented from using the skills they do acquire by discriminatory employment Oil Funds Can Make or Break Iraq BAGHDAD — Iraq is running a race against time. Victory means becoming the mosl prosperous etate in the Middle East Defeat means internal deterioration and capture by political extremists The race began when a non-political Development Board was set up in 1951 to invest Iraq's huge oil revenues in long-term projects aimed at restoring the country's ancienl productivity. Members of the Board say results will begin to show pos itively within three years. Bu whether the Board can hold off hos tile forces for three years remain the big question mark. With oil money the Board Is n building the vast irrigation system of the Tigris-Euphrates valley, In addition to an ambitious building program of schools, Industries and communications, Foreign experts estimate that completion of the Tigris-Euphrates system will bring Iraq's farm production to a value of 560 million dollars a year, compared with 180 million maximum from oil. Iraq has a five million population. Completion of Development Board projects will make room for at least 20 million. All this looks rosy, but It may be too "long-term" to euit a country demanding reduced taxation'' and lower cost of living. Income taxes and land taxes are particularly unpopular among the powerful land-owning classes In Iraq. When the Board was set up in 1951. all government revenues from the Iraq Petroleum Company were assigned to it. Early in 1952. how-j- ever, the government diverted 30 per j cent of oil revenues to the go''ern- mcnl budget, thereby adding almost 50 per cent to the budget. The excuse was that a rapidly-developing country was more costly to govern The proletariat demands reduction in the price of bread. To reduce the cost of living, customs tariffs and taxes on food and bnsic commodities were cut. This 'itft a hole in the government budget which oil funds filled. Many militarists believe Iraq oil money should pay for a powerful army wllh which to crush the hated State of Israel. Long-term economic projects could come Intete Tlie government already has made plans to divert more board money for the army. These hostile forces have not slowed down the Development Board's work yet. Fortunately, IPC production has stepped up ahead of schedule and revenues have been larger than expected. Secondly, many Board projects require more time lhan expected and haven't yet gotten into high gear. If no other major "bites' 'are taken out of the board funds, the whole program can go on unimpaired. On the whole, Board officials Ktlll are optimistic. But even they admit the race against time may end in a photo finish. Berserk Gunman Sends Washington Crowd to Cover WASHINGTON W) — A crowd scurried for cover at Washington's Union Station yesterday when a berserk man fired three shots, wounding himself and an FBI agent who was trying to subdue him. The FBI identified the mnn as Homer Wesley Green. 28. of Hartford. Conn., and said he had a record of 10 arrests. He was shot in the leg. The wounded agent was John E. Mulvaney, 2G, creased across the forehead and hit In the hand. Neither was believed seriously hurt. No others were shot. Green was placed under guard at GnlUngcr Hospital. Hartford County Jail authorities said he apparently was suffering a mental disorder, adding he complained of hearing noises when an inmate there. Green was bound for Longvlew, Tex., to see his parents. He began tearing up signs and kicking vending machines at the station. Mulvaney, another FBI agent and a station guard tried to stop him, whereupon he grabbed the guard's pistol and be^an shooting. BOCK BEER BACK BRIGADE—When they set oul to test bock beer don't tasle it, smell it or check the color. They just sit in it. To pass be .strong r • to make the bench slick to the sitters when they rise. iter got a pair of torn Irousers. so Ihe beer must be in Munich, Germany, they inspection, the beer must In this case the tester in pretty goo' 1 Minnesota's Merlin Hull, 82, Oldest U.S. Congressman, Dies LA CBOSSE, Wls. H»—Rep Merlin Hull (R-Wls), 82, oldest U. S. congressman, died here yesterday, Hull, serving his 21st year In House, underwent major surgery Aprit 15, He apparently was rally- Ing from pulmonary complications when he took a turn (or the worse Saturday night. The aliment for whibh he was operated upon never •was disclosed. Hull entered politics as clerk of Circuit Court for Jackson County, Wls. He was successively a district attorney, state 'egislator and Wisconsin secretary of state. He first was elected to Congress In 1928, as a Republican, and served one term. In 1934 he was sent back to House, this time as a Progressive, and was re-elected continuously since then. He became a Republican again In 1946, the year the Wisconsin Progressive party folded. In Congress he voted consistently for rural electrification and was a leading exponent of federal parity payments of dairy products. He was born in Warsaw, Ind., Dec. 18, 1870. His family moved to Wisconsin soon after that. He was publisher and owner of the weekly Black River Falls, (Wis.) Banner Journal from 1926 until his death. Survivors include his wife, the former Jessie Maud Machette, whom he married in 1006; a son, Harry, of Stockton, Calif., and a daughter, Mrs. Leland Lamb of Milwaukee. Read Courier' News Classified Ads. Freedom Plane To Be Returned To Czechs FRANKFURT, Germany (/P) — A Czech airliner In which a group of anti-Communists fled from their Red homeland last March will be returned to Czechoslovakia today, a U. S. High Commission spokesman announced. The action quickly followed the release last Saturday of Associated Press Correspondent William N. Oatis from the Czech jail in which he had served 25 months of a 10- year sentence for "espionage." . The spokesman said the plane was scheduled to be turned over to Czech representatives at Berlin's Tempelhof Airfield this afternoon. Release of the American-designed C47 airliner was the first public reciprocal'- move by the U.S. since the' pardoning and release of Oatis. The airliner was seized by its chief pilot and three passengers March 23 while on a flight inside Czechoslovakia, from Prague to Brno. They overpowered three other crew members, headed across the German border and landed at the U. S. air base in Frankfurt. The Czech government demanded the return of the plane but the U. S. untill today took no action. Dallas Streets Have Old Names DALLAS. Tex, (/f) —Almost every ;own In America has a street called Vlain, another named Broadway ind perhaps an Elm street. .Dallas has. But founding fathers, after conforming to tradition, also employed a little imagination in picking other street names. 'Take, for instance. Lovers Lane -— as ninny spooners used to do before the area was built up — or Turtle Creek Road, or Mockingbird Lane, not to mention Birdsong Road and Fishtrap Road. And there are these intersections: Lemmon-Grove, Rural-Mail, Alaska-Winters and Crooked-Strait, with Keyhole Lane nearby. There's even a road called Nonesuch. YOUR CHILD ''/. Mull Dose 'Pure Orange Rarer Doctor Apprortd St.Joseph ST.JDSEPH ASPIBIH FOR CHILDREN, by Felix Carney Texas has another claim to fame. The first educational television station to go on the air was in Houston recently, operated jointly by the University of Houston and the Harris County Independent School District. The second | station is expected to KO on the air this summer from the i University of Southern California. The television station surge continues. Latest Federal Communication Commission report shows that 344 permits have been issued since the freeze was lifted, which means that, added to the 108 pre-freeze stations, the total now comes to 452 TV stations. We have an additional note to our recent comment on "name" writers in television. "Omnibus," the CBS-TV Sunday afternoon show, has acquired the rights to the plays of the late George Bernard Shaw, most of which will be video-viewed starting in the fall. "The Bad Cop," recent episode on Jack Webb's "Dragnet" TV show so impressed an Ohio police chief that he asked for. and obtained, a print of the film to show as a morale builder for rookie cops in training . . . Speaking of morale building, the price of a new 17-inch G.E. TELEVISION set will fit your wallet to a "T." Stop in and see for yourself quality at low prices at BLYTHEVILLE SALES CO., 109 E. Main Street., BIytheville. P h o n « 3G1G. DELIVERY! The new Carrier Air Conditioning Unit is available for immediate delivery in 2, 3, 5 and "Vj ton units! We have them in slock ... come in now and get the fads on America's largest selling air conditioner. Carrier CITY ELECTRIC "Serving N.E. Arkansas and S.E. Missouri" Come In: 109 South Fifth St. Call In: 8181 Tread thin? Trade In! Tread thin? Trade In! Tread thin? Trade In! * -IN SALE comes on new cars SALE ENDS MAY OS PLUS TAX 6.00-16 M Ei EACH LIST PRICE '20.10 PLUS TAX • BIG SAVING ON OTHER SIZES, TOO • TIRES MOUNTED FREE M CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE AH sale prices plus tax and your old tire suitable for recapping $ EXTRA SPECIAL 95 LIST PRICE 6.00-16 DEFIANCE , PIUS TAX LIST PRICE $16.55 B F Goodrich \ B.EGoodrich //

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free