The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 1, 1955 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 1, 1955
Page 14
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PAGE TWBLTH HLTTHETTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER MIWI TUESDAY, MARCH I, 1968 U. S. May Lag Behind Russia in Training of Engineer Technicians By JOHN B. KNOX BOSTON (AP) — The United States may be falling sen ously behind Russia in a race which many Americans don' even know they're in. In this swift-changing atomic electronic age, educators say tha this country may soon be hand capped in research and develop ment by a shortage of engineerin technicians — the men who tur plans into production. Unofficial figures show that las year Russia graduated about 50 000 engineers and the same mini ber of engineering technicians. Th United States graduated 23,000 en gineers and 13,000 technicians. In some fields, particularly automobile industry, five techni cians are needed for each engi neer. This situation is causing deep concern among educators and gov eminent officials alike. Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks warns that without techni cians the efficiency and progress of the engineer and the scientist would be critically curtailed or utterly lost. What is this field which is being comparatively neglected by American youth, despite the scarcity of workers and the promise of good salaries? Dr. H. Russell Beatty, president of Wentworth Institute, a top Boston technical school, says the technician combines the points of view of the scientist and the skilled • craftsman. "Here is a field definitely between the trades and the engineering field." says Dr. Beatty. "It is a field for the doer, the builder," 60 Institutes "The engineer plans; the technologist makes and does. The engineer creates and projects; the technologist operates. The engineer is concerned with the why of a job, the technologist principally with how to do it." There are about 60 technical institutes in this country. One of their intensive two-year courses come engineering team specialists, such as draftsmen, designers, cost estimators, production supervisors, chemists, testers, research technologists, control supervisors, time study men, technical salesmen and planners of production and construction. "The warrant officers of Indus try," Dr. BeaLty calls them. Oftei they become contractors and own ers of businesses. Starting salaries are not far be low those of engineers and, say. Dr. Beatiy, "We have no place ment problems." Even Bright Kids Re 1 ad Comic Books BERKELEY, Calif. W — If you •ead comic books, it isn't necessarily a sign that you are a low>row, says a study made at the Jniversity of California. Even 12 per cent of the nation's chooiteacliers read them, and so lo x'ery bright children. The report was written by Ed vard L. Feder of the university's 'Ublic administration staff for the itate Legislature. Americans buy about one billion omic books a year and pay ?100 lillion for them. This, says the re- ort. is more than is spent for the ntire supply of schoolbooks nnd is bout four times as much as the ombined book buying budgets of he nation's public libraries. Peder says there is no acceptable cientific evidence to prove or dis- rove that comic books have any elationship to juvenile delinquen- ign Wires Helped DETROIT (*—Walter Simard. 26, ell from the top of a three-story uilding yesterday while painting a gn. He suffered only cut hands, a ore hip and twisted ankle. He said e broke his 50-foot fall by grab- ing at wire and brackets 'holding ie sign. The southern district of New ork, which has 16 judges, is the irgest Federal District Court in United Stales. UPLIFTING WORK-Sitting pretty is Joy Mary Marlow, who appears with the Ganjou Brothers acrobatic dance team. Offering the helping hand aboard the liner Liberte in New York- is Serge Ganjou at the team. herif f Has iood Memory SIDNEY, Neb. (J) — Sheriff Bill :hulz has a good memory and a sen eye. Last June Dean Darling of Dcn- r was given a ticket for speeding his truck. But he ignored it. Last weekend Schulz saw Darling Sidney. He marched him over to County Court, where Darling paid $15 and costs after pleading guilty. 'Possums Pose a Problem for Dallas Elite By JOE BENHAM DALLAS im— When the cook found a sick possum in the garbage can last spring, Mrs. Ted Mayborn brought the unimal in side and cared for it. And that was the start of the possum problems on Cherokee Trail. The Mayborns—he's an oil publications executive—live in a big house on Cherokee Trail, a winding street in a wooded and high-priced Dallas neighborhood. Loves Animals Mrs. Mayborn admits a fondness for animals (her pets include two squirrels, a talking crow, a dog and several cats), but possums were a new experience. She kept the sick animal several days before she found out why it was ill. Then nine small possums came, kangaroo-style, out of the pouch on mama possum's stom-! ach. Before they grew up. another sick possum arrived with seven offspring. I The mothers weren't the devoted ' kind, however—they ran off shortly and left Mrs. Mayborn with 16 small possums. Then one of the! neighbors brought in another hurt I possum and she had 17. One by one, she was able to place the young ones u'ith "children who would give them good liomes" until she hnd only four left. Two were females she could not place, one was the hurt one md the oilier—his name's Slob— reeded an operation. Slob's getting- better, she says, md the hurt possum is improving too, all of which makes for four good pets. "They're really very interesting," Mrs. Mayborn said. "When you pick them up. they wrap their tails around your arm or sometimes around your wais! for a feeling of security. "They've got long, sharp teeth, but they're really not vicious like a lot of people think. They just ook vicious when they yawn." Coruthersville News B; SONNY SAITOHS Linda Taylor has been deciarec the Betty Crocker Homemaker ot Tomorrow at the high school here. She received the highest score in a written examination which tested the homemaking knowledge and attitudes of the senior girls in the graduating class. Linda is automatically entered competition for the Missouri Homemaker of Tomorrow. By winning the local contest, she received an award pin and cook books for herself and the school. The annual Souths'ide Music Festival was presented at the high school auditorium Friday night. Mrs. John Robert Bader. Mrs. Charles Roome and Mrs. Denver Pike motored to Memphis Wednesday and spent the day there shopping Mrs. Joseph Herbert and children, Joe and Mary Lou, arrived lere Friday afternoon to spend lie weekend here visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther White. Floyd Barnhart, agriculture in struotor at the high school here has recently published a textbook on soybean farming. Back in 1949, he published a book on cotton pro duction. The soybean book contains 3* pages and more than 100 photo graphs, charts and drawings. The information has been checked for accuracy by n experts. Bamhart has been agriculture instructor here for more than 30 years and is a gradutae of the University of Missouri. NOTICE All owners of real property with in the Town of Dell, Arkansas are hereby notified that a petition has been filed with the Recorder of said Town of Dell, Arkansas, purporting to be signed by a majority in value of the owners of real property within the Town of Dell, Arkansas, as shown by the last county assessment, which petition asks that the proposed natural gas distribution system and related facilities to be constructed by the Town of Dell, Arkansas be leased to Ar- tansas-Missouri Power Company vith an option to the lessee to purchase the leased properties for a mrchase price equal at least to an imount sufficient to pay in full the Or as transmission and distribution system revenue construction bonds of the Town at Dell, Ark»nsa», a all charges payable on accou thereof then outstanding at tr time said option Is exercised, a any other lecured indebtedne against the leased properties th outstanding. All owners of said real proper are advised that said petition w be heard at a meeting of the To\ Council to be held at the hour 7:30 o'clock p.m. on the 3rd day March,-1955, and that at said mei ing the Council will determl whether those signing the petit! constitute a majority in value such owners of real property; an at said meeting all owners of re Make Your Whiskey OLD AMERICAN How federal electric power sets up a "Favored Class" in America Everybody in the U. S, pays in taxes for federal government electric power dams and plants, wherever they're built. But under present law, a '"favored class" of Americans has special privilege in getting tbe subsidized power these projects produce. Here are three examples of how this strange un-American idea works. The result is that more than 4 million businesses, farms and families have part of their electric bills paid by 40 million others—the tax-paying customers served by America's electric light and power companies. POWER FOR ALL-Oft FOR THE "FAVORED CLASS"? Here at Hell's Canyon on the Idaho-Oregon border, a local electric company has been try* ing to get permission to build three big hydroelectric dams. These dams would be built without cost to taxpayers and would pay nearly $10 million annually in federal and local taxes. The power would go to all customers. But people who want power to go to "favored" groups are trying to push the government into doing the job with tax money, and have delayed the project for 1 years. Attention Legionaires & ladies Old Fashioned BOX SUPPER TONIGHT 8:00 O'CLOCK at The Legion Hut Doc Dean, Auctioneer Sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary YOU HELPED BUILD THIS FOR THE "FAVORED CLASS." Tins big poivcr plant in the TVA area was built by ihe government and paid for by everybody's taxes. But its power goes to factories, farms and families who don't pay the same electricity taxes the rest of us pay (taxes amount to about 20% of our electric bills). 'IOWANS DON'T LIKE SUCH FAVORS. The federal government's Fort Randall Dam on the Missouri River was paid for by all Americans, but by law the "favored class" gets special rights to its electric power. In a recent Iowa public opinion poll, even people in the favored class voted 9 to 1 that such favoritism is unfair. • "YOU ARE THERE"—CBS fe/eviiion— witnea history'i great «ven/i Ark-Mo Power Co. nnouncina a ! A New Service for BIytheville and Northeast Arkansas WE ARE READY NOW ARE YOU? Any PLUMBING, HEATING, AIR-CONDITIONING, PROCESS PIPING problems, or plans you have may be brought to us for solving or assistance. Workmanship and Materials Guaranteed. Negotiated Business or Contract Bidding Welcomed OUR POLICY: "Satisfied Customers Through Quality Work at Reasonable Prices." RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL FREE Estimates Cheerfully Made. Out of city business solicited. BLYTHEVILLE 1974 W. Main PO 3-14156 GEO. S. DAUNTS Co, Inc. MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS Office Hours — 7:30 — 5:00 John Loy Bishop. BIytheville Engineer LITTLI ROCK For service after hours dial PO 3-6349 property who desire wiM be heard upon the question. Following the hearing the Coun- cll will take such further action os it deems desirable with reference to the said natural gas distribution system and related facilities. This nth day of February, 1JM. J. C. DODBS, Mayor. Oscar Fendler, Atty. for Town of Dell. 1/3M/X At The First Sign—Get BOB'S GYPSY RUB LINIMENT VEST AUTO LAB S. Highway 61 Ph. 3-9718 OUR SPECIALTY Custom Tune-Ups and Custom Body Work DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEMS Sold and Installed With Fiber Glass Mufflers USED TRACTORS MOST ALL MAKES and MODELS We have the tractor for you? Come in today and have a look. 61 IMPLEMENT CO. " The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" N. Highway 61 ph. 2-2412 CAMERA CENTER • Flash Bulbs • Color Film • Polaroid Film • Movie Film • We hare Cameras and Projectors for rent. BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Ph. 3-3647 COMING SOON Bob Logan Announces a Beautiful New Porcelain Enamel Texaco Service Station Now Under Construction (Station Will Be Leased Locally) at the Corner of Ash and Division Tour With Texaco ... Let us heat your home and power your farm MERCHANTS LUNCH-75< SOUTHERN STYLE CRACKLIN' BREAD SERVED DAILY "Mom" Rice's Home Made Pies Italian Spaghetti — Chicken & Dumplings DRIVE IN RAZORBACK FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. A l Sell That Stuff" Phone 2-2089 Visit Conny's Conoco Service, Ash & Division HOT DOGS Dcliciously Seasoned Our Chili and Chopped Onions Take Home Sack T 6 KREAM KASTLE DRIVE-IN PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET • Fresh Fruit & Produce • Fresh Dressed Poultry > The Finest in Beef, Veal, Lamb &Pork Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick

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