The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1947 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 15, 1947
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PAGE TWELYI BLTTHEVILTJt (ARK.) COURIER MEWf MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1947 Tuition-Free Junior Colleges Recommended to Truman by His Committee on Higher Education ' , . , Bf JMM C. United Tntt Statt CorrapMdent . WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.. (UP.)—President Trum»n'» eoniml»»lon on hlfher education urged today that all worthy atldenU b* given tultlon-fre* »cliooHng through th« first' two years of college. Calling for "sweeping changes" In higher education, the coinmis- . akm also recommended a reduction in tuition fees for col lose upper classmen and graduate students, prompt elimination of the "quota *y*t«,in" and segregation and doubling present college attndance by I960. * In the first of six volumes reporting on "Higher Education • for American Democracy," the 30-member commission also told Mr. Truman that many of the European concepts ol education should be abandoned and that the American education, system should be strengthened and attuned "to the ne»ds of the free citizens of our democracy." It recommended a x system of "community colleges" to provifle all qualified students with at least 14 years of education at public cost— eight years ol clcmenlary school- c orm Bureau leaders Meet In Chicago CHICAGO, Dec. 15. (UP;— Thous ands of farmers came here toda; to discuss their problem! u (cod MlttrM Declared ft ParagouU Cos* PARAObULD, Ark,, Dec, IS — Circuit Judge Zal B. Harrison ol Blythevllle, Saturday, declared a mistrial in the case of Dr, O. K. tfcClure, owner and operator of a hospital here charged with second «gree murder in connection with he death of Mrs. Allene Janes of •aragould. She died last May fol- owing an operation at the Dr. Mc- Clure't hospital. Judge Harrison'* decision crime following a report from the foreman of the Greene County Grand Jury that the Jurors were deadlocked and were unable to make a decision after three and one half hours deliberation. Prosecuting Attorney James C. Hale said there could be no retrial of the case before the regular May term of Circuit Court. ing, four -of high school and tlw first, two years In college. The proposed ~ community colleges would correspond to Junior colleges. All of those things, the commission said, would bring outmoded U. S. educational methods more in tune with the responsibilities of modern American life. The commission It headed by Dr. George F. Zook, president of the American Council of Education. Responding to the commission* initial report. Mr. Truman said In a statement that "a carefully developed program to strengthen higher education, taken together with a program for the support of elementary and secondary education, will inevitably strengthen our nation and enriqh the lives of our citizens." The commission's 12 specific recomme'ndations included: 1. Reorienting educational programs and administration to the needs of democracy. Sweeping changes in curriculum.?, 2. Increasing college enrollment by 1960-to a minimum of 4,600,000 youths between 18 and 21 years old, and 600,000 In professional and graduate schools. 3. Healing the present rift between education for work and education for life. 4. Eliminating the "quota system" operating in many schools and colleges and tha segregation of whites and Negroes. 5. Revising graduate and professional school education to make it effective lor training well-rounded persons. 6. Expanding federal government support of higher education. 7. Expanding adult education. 8. Distributing federal aid to education In a manner that will aid the poorer states to bring their 'educational standards closer to the quality ol the wealthier states. The 103 page report hammered time and again on the need for overhauling the U. S. educational • »ystem in the light of the adult cltlien's growing responsibilities. Bui, it centered its fire on the dual goals of doubled college attendance and an extra two years' free schooling for apt high school pupils. raisers and as citizens.' The American Farm Bureau ; eration, one of the nation's ]arg est farm organizations, swung In I the program of Ita 29th annual con vd'.tion which ends Thursday. Oth er farm-Interest groiiiw plannec meetings in the same period. More than 5,000 persons .were ex peeled to represent farm bureau in 45 states and Puerto Rico. Tti bureau claims 1,250,000 member concentrated In the South and Mid West. The main program opened wil specialized conferences on farr problems. Topics included dairj Held crops, fruit and vegetable insurance, livestock, organlzatlo poultry, rural youth, service coop sratlves anci farm research, tax and legislative problems. But other speakers were to relate the chores in barns and fields to an unsettled post war world. David E. Lllienthal, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, will apeak tomorrow, on "Atomic Energy and tlie American B^rmer." The successor to 72-year-old Ed- wnrcl A. O'Neil, farm bureau presl- dent since Thursday, 1931, will be chosen N. Missco Farm Agent Flies to Convention County Agent Keith Bllbrey left yesterday for Chicago to attend the National Farm Bureau Convention which opens there tomorrow. The convention will get underway tomorrow morning and will close Thursday. Mr. Bllbrey will return by plane Friday morning. Employes of Department Store Receive Extra Pay Seventeen full-time employes of the J. C. Penney Co. here will receive tonight payments of two weeks' extra salary through the company's Thrift and Profit-sharing Plan, It was announced today by Paul Pryor, manager. The payments, totaling $1.250, were authorized by the company's Board of Directors for all full- Ime associates who have been em- iloyed for the full year ol 1947. 'art-time employes and those connected with the company less than year will receive salary on a pro- X>rtlonat<- basis, Mr. Pryor said. Mr. Pryor emphasized that this is not a Christmas bonus in that it non-recurring. The payments are jemg made in recognition of the j unusual business and economic I onditions that exist today, he said, j The Thrift and Profil-Slidiing , Ian was substituted for the Christmas bonus plan several years ago. REPUDIATION (Continued from Paf* 1) Decree would have on the real Income of Russian peasant* and workers. "We'll h«v c to wait until we tee the new official price level," he said. "The prices of rationed goods were nppcd about 180 per cent last year, pa it would take quite a cut to brine them down to 1946 levels." One obvious effect of the decree, Etcveas pointed out. 1s that "The Soviet government has cut Its national debt to one-third of its former load." He pointed out that new loan certificates would be issued at H rate of one ruble for every three invested In the origi- "'' by the rcvluatlon, he said, will be the hoarders who spurned repealed appeals from the Soviet government to/ put their excess money into the state savings bankB, or into government bonds. They now will get only one ruble for every 10 held. J. Burke Knapp, associate director of research end chief foreign currency expert of the Federal Reserve Board, said the Russian order appeared to have a dual pur- nal "bond,' Hardest hit pose. Primarily, its an antt-Jnflatton move," he said, "by sharply reducing the amount ot money in circulation, the Soviet government hopes to dry up excess purchasing power and stabilize -its Interrjal prices. We expected some action by the Russian government, but nothing Two Women Plead Guilty To Thefts from Store Miss Jean Parker and Mrs. Ella Serett, both of Blythevllle, pleaded guilty to charges of petit larceny In Municipal Court thi* morning. Miss Parker was fined $36 an4 costs but $25 o( the fine was BUI pendcd pending good behavior. She also received a seven-day Jail sentence which was cancelled out by credit given for the week she spen 1 in jail awaiting trial. Mrs. Seret was fined $25 nnd Costa and given one day in jail, which was alsc cancelled out similarly. They wen arrested last week for theft o clothing from a store here. Negro Motorist Fined James Montgomery, Blythevlll Negro, was fined »35 and costs Farm Labor Union Elects Officers, Ends Convention LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 15. (UP)—H. L. Mitchell of Memphis was re-elected president of the National Farm Labor Union (AFL) yesterday at the closing session of its 14th annual convention here. F. R. Betton of St. Louis was named vice president, and Dorothy Dowc of Memphis, secretary-treasurer. as drastic ns this. It Ls Interesting to know that Inflationary pressures in tlie Soviet Union have reached such a point." Knapp said the decree also appeared to have a second or "social"' purpose. Hits Private Fortunes 'It. was obviously intended to wipe out the private fortunes which have been accumulated by what tlie Moscow Hadlo calls 'speculators'," lie said. He explained that "speculators" In the eyes of tlie Soviet government are "everyone who produces and sells on the non-rationed open market for high ,,rices Instead of selling to the state for controlled prices. Although the Moscow radio assured the Russian people thnt 'currency reform Is a usual matter in ates after grent wars," Knapp snid he could recall no other incident in recent history when a great power had virtually repudiated Its own currency. He said several European countries, including Belgium, Norway, and the Netherlands,- had carried out somewhat similar currency reforms after World War II, in which one unit of new money WHS exchanged for two .three or four units ot old money. But In all such coses, lie said, the government in question always gave lls citizens either bonds or "blocked savings accounts" to make up the difference between the amount of currency they surrendered and the amount of new legal tender they received. DRASTIC ACT (Continued from Pat* 1) da announced a trade agreement with Czechoslovakia, specifying •allies In Czech crowns. This it the irst time that dollars have not ie«n used as a referjnc* in a Soviet foreign agreement. International Value Unchanged The international value of the ruble will remain at 5.3 to $1. The first 3,000. rubles of Russians' savings will be unchanged for the new currency on a* equal basis of one for ope. From 3,000 to 10,000 rubles the rate will be three to two, and everything above that at two to one. Cooperative and collec-. tive fiirm accounts will be exchanged at five to four. Stale loans—Russian war bonds —will be converted at three to one except the 1938 loan, which >will be exchanged at five to one, and the 1947 loan, on which Russians arc still paying. The 1947 loan will be exchanged equally, one for one. The drastic devaluation of the ruble, with wages remaining the same, is expected to cut the average man's living expenses by at least two thirds. A single price scale is established for commodities, but prices are higher in the .country than ill towns. Ttie lowest price zone covers the Ukraine, the Baltic republics, the Crimea, Kaliningrad (formerly Koenigsberg, East Prussia) and Stalingrad. Moscow, along with Leningrad, is the second cost zone. Zone three includes the northern and eastern coastal regions. Christmas Trees 1 Holly & Mistletoe j Cedar*—Any Size : Special PricM ttf-tiusinew Firm*, I .Churches and Schoolt fP/ace Your Order Now/ Moreland's MUSIC STORE |Phone 4222 315 go, Znd i find . I k thu good-look!*) Uy bu4t CuttaiMi Motix Sccotw. . Vi juu »h«< h* wMtt ID* qukfc. «/•, •<onan>kd mnlporulvm. Up to TS •bb ridins Eiiy tq drive. Take* plic* ot fcKOfld t»rmly e*i. A lift he *ill yi» •nd «i]oy lot J'tm to cony*. S« lh«t» today.—PfAot yvjf oritt ftw. BLYTH EVILLE Machine Shop til So. tad St. Phone 2828 Deafened Now Hear With Tiny Single Unit Science has now made It possible for the deafened to heai faint sounds. It Is a hearing device so small that it fits In the hand and enables thousands to enj >>• sermons, music and friendly companionship. Accepted by the Council on Physical Medicine of the American Medina! BURGLAR (Continued from Page 1( 'on his hands and knee.s. Kimbro, reported improved by a in Municipal court Saturday on a phynlclan this morning, probably charge of reckless driving filed • ••• against him alter a minor colll- c ion on South Highway 61 last Monday. $25 of the fine was suspended upon restitution of damages. Montgomery, attempting to pass two cars at once, struck a truck driven by Jess Pierce of Dogwood Ridge. will face burglary charges on his release from the hospital although none have been filed pending further questioning,, officers said. Loot taking in the tourist cabin burglaries generally consisted of occupants' billfolds. In some cases, nothing was taken. Stan/ex Baldwin Dies LONDON, Dec. 15 (UP)—Funeral Association. This device docs not! services were being aranged today require separate battery pack, bat-1 tor Earl (Stanley) Baldwin, three- tery wire, case or garment to bulge] time prime minister of Britain whose or weigh, you down, fnc lone is I last major act was to force the ab- clear and powerful. So mode that ' ""* you can adjust It yoursej to suit! your hearing as your hearing changes. The makers of Beltone, Dept. 14, 1450 W. 19th St.. Chicnco 8, 111., are so proud of iheli- achievement that they will gladly send free descriptive booklet and explain clicft(lon ot Edward VIII, now the Duke of Windsor. Baldwin died in his sleep Saturday night at his home, Astley Hall, Stourport-on-Severn In Worcestershire. He was 80. He had retired 10 years ago, shortly after the coronation of King George VI in 1937. Quick Delivery— Any Time. Anvwhtf* STEPS Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, Dec. 15. (UP)—(USDA) — Livestock: Hogs: 20.000; salable 16,000; weights 1BO Ibs. up and sows, steady to 25e higher than average Friday; spots more on sows. Lighter weights steady to 25c lower. Top nnd bluk good and choice 180 to 300 Ibs. S26.50; few 320-315 Ibs., .$26-$26.25 160 to 170 Ibs., S25.SO-S2G; 130 to 150 Ibs., $23.50-$25.25; most 100 to 120- Ib. pigs, J21-S23; f«jjv medium grades down la $29.50. Bulk sows, 450-lbs. down, S24-524.T5; few, 525; weights over 450 Ibs., $23.50-$24. Stags, $18$20. Cuttle: 6,700; salable 6,000; calves, 1,400, all salable. Stefir supply moderate. Market active on all classes find fully steady with general undertone of strength. Most top yearling type steers, $32; numerous consignments medium to good steers, $2350-528; several loads medium to good quality replacement steers, $18.50-521.50; medium to good heifers and mixed yearlings, largely, $18.50-526; good cows, $n.50-$19.50; I common nnrt medium beef cows opened active ut 514.50-$I6.50; canners nnd cutters, S11.50-$14.50. For new homes and home improvements—Insures a good job ... saves muss... saves money For ao enduring, economical, good-looking job it will pay you to build with concrete—ideal for driveways, walks, steps, porches, terraces, basement walls, garage floors—and firesafe flew homes; Helps your Builder do his Best Ready-Mixed Concrete enables your builder to do highest quality work at attractive prices. Every truck load is carefully proportioned to the "mix" needed. Trucks dump concrete neatly into the forms without leaving a mess to clean up. We will be glad to recommend a good builder (or your Job. 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