The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on December 30, 1957 · 3
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n "T- -""Trx? ft y h I: y - 1 jf ' I I - - i I ' i " ' ' I 0 Staff Photo Charlei Jackson OFFICIALS CHECK SCHOOL TV TEST PATTERN L-R, Asst. Supt. Williams; Miss Jarrell, Engineer Cowan Pale, Tired Mrs. Gray Brightens Cell With Books, Basket of Fruit BY JAMES SHEPPARD The woman who once occupied a climbing position in Atlanta society was lying on her bunk reading when a Constitution reporter visited her cell. The freckled, smiling face of Mrs. Margaret Lydia Burton, alias Mrs. Janet Gray was bare of makeup and looked pale and tired. "Are you comfortable here?" the reporter asked. ' I don't think that's a very nice question," Mrs. Burton answered. "Are there any sheets?" "You don't see any, do you?" she replied. Asked if the book she held reading were good, Mrs. Burton said: "It is well written." The book is Taylor Caldwell's "Dynasty of Death," described by the pocketbook's cover as "a Educational TV Setup Explained As Atlanta's Station Is Dedicated A new educational tool the Atlanta Board of Education's $310,-000 radio-television station was dedicated Sunday, a month in advance of its going on the air. "It's an evolution of the slate, that became a blackboard and is now a screen that brings living instruction," said Ralph McGill, dedicatory speaker. Earlier Sunday, The Constitution editor was moderator of WSB-TV Press Gallery, sponsored this week by The Constitution. Atlanta school officials were interviewed on the uses and plans for the station. THE PANEL Miss Ira Jarrell, city school superintendent; Haskell Boyter, director of the station, and Douglas Rumble, director of the television experiment under a grant from the Ford Foundation, were questioned by Constitution Associate Editor George Boswell and staff writer Bruce Galphin. , Miss Jarrell said the station's programs could be used by schools in Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb counties in addition to Atlanta's 31 elementary and 10 high schools. ' In the Atlanta system, she said, the station should reduce education costs by reducing classroom construction, double sessions and future teacher requirements. ' Boyter, said the station will broadcast high school instruction In physics, health science,' general science and American history, and elementary instruction In American history and science. : He said adult education classes will be broadcast in the evening. He said plans call for college credit classes during the evening broadcast hours at some future date. ' CHANNEL 30 The new station WETV will operate on ultra high frequency Channel 30 with a range of 30 to 35 miles. He said most home television sets in the Atlanta area can be adapted to pick up the educational programs at a cost ranging from $10 to $30. McGill, discussing the success of educational television in other cities, related that Pittsburg's high school French and American literature broadcasts resulted in adults cleaning out the stock of such textbooks In bookstores. WETV began broadcasting a test pattern Sunday, Miss Jarrell said, and will become fully operational by Jan. 20. Boyter said WETV's broadcasting day will begin at 6:30 a. m. with children's programs and end about 9 p.m. with adult programs. RADIO STATION The radio station already on the air is WABE. The educators said the program will operate like this: UHF converted TV sets will be located in classrooms, libraries and auditoriums. The "TV classes" will have as many as 100 students who will receive about 30 minutes of TV instruction and 26 minutes of amplification by a classroom teacher. Television won't be offered to all classes, Rumble noted. Some classes will receive instructions under the individual teacher system. Results on the level oi student achievements will be compared to evaluate the new system. McGill said educational TV will not eliminate the need for classroom teachers, "who will always remain the center of education," but rather will utilize to the best advantage their talents, particularly in fields like science and physics where there is a growing shortage of qualified instructors. TEACHER SITUATION "The idea is not to get along with fewer teachers but to fill the gap where there are a shortage of qualified teachers," he continued. Miss Jarrell said while Atlanta has no general shortage of teachers, "we have no selection . . . we must take every qualified teacher that comes along." Rumble said the use of educational TV will raise the "level of attainment" of local students because "teachers won't be bothered with the millions of little details that nag a teacher." Under the TV method, the teacher will devote all his time to preparing his course. Presiding at the station dedication was J. Austin Dilbeck, chairman of the school board's building and grounds committee. Also taking part was Devereaux F. McClatchey, board president. The station is located at the site of the former Rock Springs school at 740 Bismark Rd., NE. MONDAY-TUESDAY SPECIAL- Selected Toys t Games to'i V "" ' MONDAY AND TUESDAY OULY A Closeout of surplus toys and games that will provide gifts for Birthdays and Parties all year long. Buy them now at great savings and have them ready for emergencies. Sorry, no layaways, no refunds! all sales final 53 Peachtree thru to Pryor JA. 2-3000 2 ' A-r T LMl H 19 Great Stores uiinnurinr rAiininviJ in weuici ) Atlanta famous novel of a passionate busi-, ness tycoon's lust for power." Mrs. Burton, who awaits a new trial on charges she took $186,000 entrusted to her while she was employed by a Decatur doctors' clinic, was dressed in pale blue satin pajamas. She chatted with the other woman prisoner - who shares the cell. Three locked, steel doors separate Mrs. Burton's cell from the outside. Eight bunks line the gray, steel walls. One wall is a net of 45 ceiling-to-floor bars. A cold shower, water fountain and toilet are in a corner of the 15xl5-foot cell. There are also a table and two benches. On the table were neatly placed a large basket of fruit, an opened package of soda crackers, a two-pound gold-colored box of milk chocolates, a hunk of fruit cake wrapped in waxed paper, two small cartons of cheese, a jar of butterscotch kisses, a Bible, and a copy of "The Upper Room," a magazine of devotionals. The fruit basket showed an artist's touch with artificial holly and berries. The cell was lighted by two 60-watt light bulbs. The floor and bath fixtures looked clean. The room was comfortably steam- heated and ventilated. The jail doesn't provide sheets, but there were clean mattress covers, a brown wool blanket, and a blue-and-white-striped pillow on Mrs. Burton's bunk. A brown and a blue dress, a gray coat, and a buttoned navy blue sweater hung , beside the bunk. Cardboard boxes, a pair of shoes and a stack of magazines were underneath the bunk. Books were on a shelf. The standard breakfast is scrambled eggs, "streak o' lean" bacon, biscuits and coffee. Jailer Joe II. Manley said she hasn't complained. The prisoners get a varied lunch and supper menu, he explained, consisting of a different vegetable and meat, corn-bread, and choice of milk or coffee. From her cell window on the northside third floor of the DeKalb jail, the outside looks rather dreary. A block away, the courthouse stands silhouetted against the night sky, surrounded by the naked roofs of downtown Decatur stores. Jailer Manley, escorting the newsman on a tour of the DeKalb County jail, urged: "I don't think you had better stay in here any longer. That's Mrs. Burton you are talking to." Traveling Tree Finds a Home at Slone Mountain DeKalb County's traveling tree has found a new home, this time for good. The giant holly, which was saved from a developer's bulldozer by the pleas of Cordes Oetjen, tree lover of 311 Adair St., Decatur, Sunday was set upright in a big hole in the Stone Mountain yard of James R. Venable, attorney. The two men, with many volunteer assistant, and 6ome truck help from DeKalb County, started the tree on its move from its original home Saturday. Nightfall stopped the operation, but Sunday afternoon saw the tree standing upright again. The tree originally stood near Avondale, but was in the way of new construction there. It will be safe where it is now, if nature lets it live. Oetjen said Sunday that it would be two years before the movers could be sure the tree would live. THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Monday, D. 30, 1937 3 Roof Collapses on Children At Play, Injuring Boy, 10 A 10-year-old Negro boy was slightly injured Sunday when the roof of an abandoned house in which he and a group of other children were playing collapsed, police said. Sylvester Millines, a son of Calls for Neutrality TUNIS, Dec. 29 WV-The sixth Congress of the Tunisian Communist party, the first since Tunisia's independence from French rule, opened today with a call for neutrality. Mohammed Ennafa, the party's secretary general, told the 87 delegates Tunisia's, foreign policy should be a policy of neutrality to "permit cooperation with all the peoples of west and east, Including the Soviet people." Mrs. Annie Lee Millines, of 134 Dahlia St., SW, was treated at Grady Hospital for bruises and lacerations. Patrolmen L. F. Burch and S. F. Wiggins said his injuries were not believed to be serious. Patrolmen said the youth was partially buried under debris and playmates dug him out. The house at 139 Dahlia" St. was being torn down, officers said, and the children dislodged a section of roof. Shrir.9 of the Immaculate Conception Corner Hunter and Central Avenue Holy Mass Every Day at 12:10 Hoon ALL WELCOME! Miraculous Medal Novena Services every Monday at noon and 8:00 P. M. 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