The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 7, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 7, 1950
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1050 <ARK.) COURIER NEWS Arkansas Young People Tre/c To College Despite War Threat By J. R. A.NKKKSOX LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 7. (ill — Heavy, heavy hangs over the heads of Arkansas' young men and women bound for college this year. The Korean conflict and the uncertainty of being called into military service seem destined to make ^toege days ahead less carefree .^•1 those of yesteryear. The picture Is much the same (is it was ten years ago—just before World War II began Its bloody expansion. ', ' State Education Commissioner A. B. Bonds expressed the opinion that college students today realize that rnore careful preparation and great deal of concentration and study Is required if they are to combat nesv problems of the.atomic age. Hecause of ,Ihe step-up In military drafting, enrollment In, the slate's 17 universities and colleges is uncertain, but estimates are that the total will approximate 1949—at least at the start. Fewer GIs Kxpccled -. However, one thing Is certain, the number of students attending college under GI benefits from the last war will be less than last year. The military draft doesn't stop with students, faculty members also are subject to service with tile armed forces; some already have been called to colors. Ouachita College has lost two teachers and may lose others, reported Pre-sident S. W. Eubanks, But Euhanks added: "We are prepared to make adjustments and go along." 4 Most registrars responding to an Associated Press survey, anticipate enrollments a little greater or a little smaller than last year, despite a decline In GI trainees. The total enrollment, on the basis of estimates, will range from 15.000 to 20.000. Arkansas' largest school, the University of Arkansas, expects a decrease of around 10 per cent. Enrollment last year was 5.228; this year's registration is expected to run upward from 4,600. Statistics on other schools: \x) denotes record) (Ksf) nl GT School 1950 1949 1950 1949 Ark. Tchrs. . 2.500 2.883<xl Ark. State . 1,500 1.403<x)225 381 Arkansas . ..' 4,600 5.228 1.000 2,000 Henderson . 1,200 1,100 Ark. Tech ,. 1,000 1.050 Ark. A&M .. BOO 151<x> 200225 Harding ... 700 700 Col. O/arks .. 700 Magnolia G50 Ouachita ... 625 150 125 161 Ark. Col. ... 600 550(x) 80 130 Hcndrlx ... 500 512 40 114 John Brown . -100 400 Bonn. Baptist. 300 1,000 Arkansas Student Increase Predicted LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 1. W)—Enrollment in Arkansas elementary and high schools may be 10,000 Dealer than that of last year. This estimate was made by Education Commissioner A. B. Bonds on the basis of preliminary reports lo the State Education Department on this week's school openings. Bonds attributed I h e increase mainly to th* number of "war babies" reaching school age. 8,863 U.S. Casualties WASHINGTON', Sept. 7. (/!>/ -The Defense Department said yesterdaj that 8,863 American casualties in the Korean war had been reportec to the next of kin through Sept. 1 This was an Increase of nearly Food Prices Show Decline NEW YORK. Sept. 7. |VPi—The Dun & Bradstrcet whojesalc food price index declined this week for the first time in 12 weeks. The index, representing the tota cost at wholesale of a pound eacl of 31 foods In general use. dropped to SG.G5 in the week ended Tuesday from $6.09 a week ago. At the new level, it was 14.3 pt cent above the index figure of $5.8: in the like week of 1949. ishop Denies py Charges NE WYORK, Sept. 7. (fll—Arch- shop Gerald p. o'Hara, of Savan- »h, Ga., sa|d yesterady that spy- 8 charges made against him by e Red-controlled Romanian gov- nment "were false from first lo St." The archbishop and two aides eie expelled from Romania last ily. He had been In Bucharest i the Vatican's diplomatic rcpre- ihlative. Arriving here on the U, S. Liner nierica. the archbishop said "it is ood to be in America, but I gret 1 am not returning to my ission i n Bucharest where s o uch remains to be done for Ihe hurch and the Rumanian people." The prelate, who had been the st diplomatic representative of Ihe atican In Iron curtain countries, as raised to the rank of arch- Ishop by pope Pous XII shortly fter his expulsion. 2,000 over the 6.886 reported fo the period ended August 25. I For The One You Love There's Nothing Finer Than DREIFUS Noturolly you want to get the best possible diamond you can afford for the one you Jove. Choose from our selection of finer diamond values and get the most for your d [nmortd dollar. Come in loday- Wear Diamonds Religious Sect Denounce Out/awing BERLIN, Sept. 1. Wj-i.eadcrs of the Jehovah's witnesses yesterday denounced the outlawing of their religious sect by Enst Germany's Communist government as an Hie~il nnil terroristic act. The Kussiun Zone government of- flrlnUy banned the Witnesses — "umbering about 30.000 in East Germany—on Monday. It accused them of distributing anil - government inplilels nntl spying for "the An- glo-Amerlcnn Imperialists." Prior to Ihe official banning. Communist police rniciers had conducted a week-long drive against the sect. About 1,000 of them already have been arrested. Many others have fled to Allied West Berlin for haven. Some trees known as softwoods reduce harder lumber than some lardwood trees. Business firm Steals March on 'Apple Day' HOT SPRINGS. Ark., Sept. T W> —A business firm (Pfelfer.s Department store) has stolen a march! on school pupils here, The firm presented a shiny, red pple lo every teacher In public, itarochlal and business schools on the opening day of school, PAGE THREE Mutes Informed Of Son's Injury LITTLK ROCK, Sept. 7. (fl')-Mr. and Mrs. Cloicc ivcy, unending » wrestling match hero last night, had to be advised that their son had been Injured. 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