The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1955 · Page 2
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BLTTHEYTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER TUT5SDAT, APRIL 19, I95B Albert Einstein Sought To Dodge Public Attention EDITOR'S NOTE: One of the jrealeit mathematicians of all lime Is dead at 16. The author of the theory of relativity — which Is credited with making possible the atomic bomb — Albert EltuMn died In Princeton, N. J., where he had lived more than two decadei. Here, In the first of a irrles of three itorlM, tl a portrait of what the rreat scientist was really like, behind bla «hy, kindly smile. By FRANCES LEWINE PRINCETON, N. J. (AP) — All his life Albert Einstein wished he could have been permitted to do his work without the disturbing influence of fame. The world famous mathematician and physicist, who died Monday at the age of 76, once pleaded: "Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. "It Is an irony of fate that I, myself, have been the recipient of excessive admiration and respect from my fellows through no fault of my own." Public attention began for this unusually shy and modest man at the age of 26, when he presented his theory of relativity to the world. The reward for his startlingly new ideas was heaps of honors, offers of fortune, the Nobel Prize and the constant gaze of the curious public. Einstein responded by turning down fortune for a quiet, modest distance devoted to study. He shrank from publicity. At Princeton 10 Yean More than 20 years of his life were spent in the quiet university town of Princeton, N.J.,. where he had a lifetime Job as head of the school of mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study. Princeton residents, used to the comings and goings of the great, respected Einstein's privacy and protected it. His colleagues, too, in a sort of unspoken alliance, joined to shield him from the problngs of reporters and hero- worshipers. How well they succeeded Is evident by the comparatively meager materiel available to the world on Einstein, .the man. Einstein's theories—hailed as among the greatest In the history of the sciences—were understood by very few. But they were written about and discussed freely by thoae who had the mesial capacity to understand them. Einstein himself was always ready to talk about hls> work. But the door wns slammed on the inquirer wanting simply to know about Einstein. The best clue to how he felt was given In an autobiographical account he wrote in i9H9 as a preface to a book devoted to his scientific philosophy. "A Simple Thlnf" "The essential in the being of ti man of my type lies precisely In what he thinks and how he thinks, not In what he does or suffers." Again, he said, "my Hfo Is n simple thing that would Interest no one. It Is a known fact that I was born and that is nil Hint Is necessary." March, 14th each year—Hie anniversary of Einstein's birth In 1819 in Dim, 'Germany—was an occasion for seeking soine celebration comment from Ihe famous mathematician and physicist. Sometimes Einstein complied, but mostly he took the stand: "What is there to celobrnte; birthdays are automatic UilriKs: birthdays are for children!" Another outward symbol of Einstein's deprecation of sell was his disregard for clothes and appearance. His hair, in later years completely grey, was usually uncul and bushy. He hull n scrnsgly mustache, wore baggy trousers and preferred well-worn sweatshirts and sweaters to starched shirts. Once at a formal dinner when others were eulogizing him. Einstein turned to author Fannie Hurst and confldrl: "You know, I never wear socks." When his wlte once objected to his baggy look, he quolecl Spinoza to her: "It would be fl sad situation if the bag wns better than the meat wrapped In it." While many know only of Einstein's relativity theories, scientist Max Born has snid that Einstein Albert Einstein "would be one of the greatest theoretical physicists of all times even if be had not written a single line on relatlvltly." At Princeton, Einstein was associated with many other world- famous scientists. For years, he carried on his dally routine on a timetable schedule. At precisely 1 p.m., he left his Institute office, (Usually deep In discussion with a colleague. He always walked the mile across clipped lawns and through tree-lined Creels to his unpretentious home. Lovrd Children On his walks. Einstein would stop and tnlk to the children. "I call him Einstein. He's my friend," one little blond boy said proudly, Einstein frequently exchanged Christmas nnd bjrtliday presents with his Kimill friends. He was perlmn.s more free to be himself with children than with anyone else. He did not own n car, But groat limousines frequently were seen before his modest home, bringing such world (tKurivi as Nehru of India nnd Bon-Qurlon of Israel lo his door. Elruitcln responded generously to fund-niisliiK appnnls. Mn served at honornvy ehwlnunn nf the Princeton United Jewish Appeal and annually miide nn appearance at their dinners. Among* the personal accomplishments Einstein hid from public view wns his violin playing. Acknowledged OR ft fine musician, he sometimes performed for gatherings of friends. HB made ft few public iinpeiu'imees, but only for charity benefits. Spok« With Accent Einstein spoke with .an iicccnt. .Until laler years when It wns forbidden by doctors, he was an avid pipe smoker. Accepting life 'Strong' Man Is too Strong LONG BEACH. Cnllf. Iff 1 )—Mnrle Albright Is n strong nilin nnd when ho cnme upon n strcngth-lcntliis machine In the nmiiseinent zone he decided lo find out how strong. He picked up n hammer yesterday nnd camo. down with n mighty blow Hint sent the Indicator wom- IIIR up Ihe shnR until It rung the bell. Bui Albright didn't henr the bell. 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Remember if yiu need chemicals for the farm, garden, flower* or stock spray, whatever your needs may be, we have what It take* and too, when you buy Niagara you buy Quality. SEE HARDY SALES & SERVICE YOUR NIAGARA DEALER 705 Clftr Lake Avenue Phont 3-6978 membership in a Montreal pipe smokers club, he commented "pipe smoking co'itrlbutc.i to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in our human affairs." Elastein once remarked he probably wa« the only man In Princeton who had never seen a football game. But he loved to sail and frequently spent summer vacations at lake resorts. Even this simple pleasure, however, brought him unwanted publicity. In 19«, he and several companions had to be rescued /rom Lower Saranac Lake, N.Y., when their 18-foot sailboat capsized in choppy waters, Humor and compassion are seen most frequently In the glimpse* Einstein gave of himself. Once In China, he refused to ride in a ricksha, announcing: "1 will not be a part of the making of man a draft animal." He re lented, though, when his wife pointed out that he would be depriving the m«n nl a livelihood. He could always stand back and tftlte a laughing look at himself. He admitted In 1944 that he had to call In a tax expert to help prepare his Income tax form. When an expect? nt audience burst Into applause at hla entrance at a meeting:, Einstein Whispered to * friend: "I think they ought to wait to see what I say." He once said of himself: "I am happy because I want nothing from anyone, but T do get pleasure out of the appreciation of my followers workers." Tomorrow: Elnietn'i iocll conscience. Inmates Lose Their Secret Golf Course BOSTON lift— The goiters among Massachusetts State PrUon Inmates today liad their "secret" golf course and their golf clubs taken away from them. In addition. Deputy Warden Albert Thompson and a guard, Victor Anchuklatls were suspended yesterday for lowering four golf clubs from the wall to the prisoners March 31. Acting Warden perley S. 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