The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 11, 1953 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 11, 1953
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1953 BLYTHEVTLLK (ARK.)' COURIPR NEWS PACK FTTH Report on Kintty — Top Authority on Human Sex Behavior Toils 80 Hours a Week-Shuns Publicity EDITORS NOTE: For this report on Dr. Kinsey, Ihc man whose report on male ten behavor made headlines five years ago and now li stirring up new headlines with his report on female sex behavor, NEA Staff Writer Wade Jones went to Bloomington, Ind., and sized up the man, his work, and what his fellow townspeople think. This Is th» first of three dispatches. By WADE JONES NEA Staff Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — (NEA) — Dr. Alfred E. Kinley's most notable features, perhaps, are his hazel eyes, which can turn from sun to ice in a flash, and his voice, which is unusually warm and expressive. He can turn on the charm. And he can turn it off. He also looks tired at the moment,, bound by the terms of the contract, but if you mention it to him, he anans: "The only thing I'm tired of is a lot of damn fool questions." This is the man who got into the limelight by asking a lot of questions himself — about sex. And these days he is up to his ears in questions about his new book, "Sexual Behavior In The Human Female," the details of which will be aired to the world on Aug. 20. Five years ago he and his associates at the University of Indiana's Institute for Sex Research produced the now famous work on the sex behavior of men. * • * What's he going to say this time? What's he like, this former zoologist who was the world's No. 1 authority on the gall wasp before he tackled the study of sex in 1938? - You'll find him ensconced in his air-conditioned offices in the basement of an old brick building on a three-page document which newspaper and magazine writers have had to sign in order to get material for their Aug. 20 stories and which requires their articles be submitted to Dr. Kinsey for checking. What I was there for, I explained, was to talk to him and his townsfolk in Bloomington and to look at clippings of some of his recent speeches. •At first he said I couldn't look at the clippings. A moment later, without seeming to realize he had changed his mind, he said I could. "They're public property," he said, "but I'm not going to talk about the book, and I'm not going to answer any questions like what I had for breakfast." UTTLt LIZ— America is the land of plenty— if you con afford if. 4 , NtA » DR. ALFRED C. KINSE1': "A lot of damn fool questions. . .'- oas "the male volume." I said that if the cards are ever tam- His wife, who used to help some ! P ere[J with, he'll destroy them all — in his work but now spends a good deal of her time leading hiking groups, has been quoted as saying the university campus, Wearing a i « nn | n _ rumpled white shirt and bow tie ' uu ""' e dark trousers and moccasin-type oxfords, and surrounded by a noticeable aura of secrecy. His oddly tan-colored hair is too long to be called a crew cut and too short to lie down, so it just bristles straight up in all directions. His face is deeply-lined and he has a square, rugged jaw in keeping with his husky physique. Some of the writers and researchers here to study his book for the advance notices seem to think the secrecy is carried too far. He doesn't, although sometimes his caution appears a little on the inconsistent side. • • * "The only way to write this story," he said after he unlocked his office door and ushered me in, "is to sign the contract and read the book and then write about the book. I've spent 15 years on that book." I told him I did not want to be I asked if I could talk to his wife, j wistfully, ;;i don't see as much of "She Won't talk to your," h snapped. As we headed for the clippin room, I made the mistake of- men that he looked tired. H gave me his abrupt retort, and tha was the last I saw of Dr. Kinsey. His secretary told me later he ha> been working 80 hours a week ever after a four-day hospital siege in early July for exhaustion — the day after the variable Christine Jorgen sen flew to Bloomington to be interviewed. Por years Dr. Kinsey, now 59, has worked day and night all week long except on Sunday evenings when he likes to have friends in to listen to recorded music. The only day he takes ojf is Christmas. His last vacation was 13 j'ears ago. » * * He joined the faculty here as a zoologist in 1920, married a year later, and has raised three children. A book he wrote about the gall wasp, before he switched his scientific interest 15 years ago, sold more copies than the one on men's sex life, which his current publishers refer l6 him no \vthat he's gotten so interested in sex." This interest has led him to record sex informatio non more than 16,000 persons, whose interviews are locked in code on 500,000 cards in burglar-proof vaults. Dr. Kinsey has despite the fact the code takes a year to memorize and has defied even a professional cryptographer. Dr. Kinsey considers his work of the greatest importance to mankind. But he doesn't want anyone to get access to the material and distort or misrepresent his findings. SEX BEHAVIOR LABORATORY: Dr. Kinsey's office is in the basement of this old brick building at Indiana University. Ecuador's President Calls U.S. Dam Against Totalitarianism QUITO, Ecuador tfP) — Ecuador's President has hailed the United States as an "efficient dam against Soviet totalitarianism." In a 23,OQO-word "State of the Union" message yesterday, President Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra also defended his regime against charges of dictatorship made following his closure of two Guayaquil newspapers last April. He said the papers had violated constitutional prohibitions against "injury, personal insult, immorality or articles contrary to the national interests." Declaring the United States "professes democracy and respect to the rights of man and the citizen," Velasco said geography and the same political doctrines "place us closer to I the United States .... Thus we are loyal to pan-Americanism." The rest of the message Was devoted to a review of his administration since he became president last Sept. I. You Can't WARREN, Ark. m— Harry Wilfong, owner of a fishing lodge on the Ouachita Elver, left his car parked on high land, safely' away from the flooded river. The vehicle escaped the overflow, all right, but the next day Wilfong found thieves had stripped it of tires, wheels and the starter. Now in Progress AT HEUER'S MID-SUMMER SHOE CLEARANCE BARGAINS GALORE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Ml W. Mala rhon. (Tomorrow: What Bloomington thinks of Dr. Kinsey.) Korea Said Ripe For Development WASHINGTON W)—Korea is pictured in a U. S. report as ripe for a surge of development, but needing substantial American aid for four to five years. Building and earning industrial structure on its mineral and agricultural resources, said the repori to President Eisenhower will require anti-inflation measures, large scale investment and technical training of Koreans. Korea will need much Imported food until 1957 and some later, it said. The report was submited by Dr. Henry J. Tascn, the President's special representative in Korea, and made public yesterday. Terrific VALUES! (n Hudson's Final Clearance PRICE 'Graduate' to USAF BURLINGTAN, Vt. Wl — The Dn- iyersity of Vermont will commission about 55 students this year in the U. S. Air Force. This is the first time in the of the school | that senior male students were commissioned in the Air Force a; well as the U. S. Army. Read Courier News Classified Ads Why take-less than a Packard-built car? ir Packard Power Brakes ir Packard Power Steering * Ultramatic No-Shift Drive * Wrap-Around Rear Window •k Famous Packard Engine EXTRAS AT HO EXTRA COSTt Lighter . 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