The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 28, 1950 · Page 9
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February 28, 1950

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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TUESDAY, FEBRUAY 28, 1950 BLYTHEVTLT.E (AttKV COXTRTETC NBWS PAGE NINE LIFE OF HILBY — Jack Gieason TV Aids Studies In Indiana School 1 Students Get Close 'Look at Workings Of UN's Sessions ARUSHVILLE, ind., Feb.- is.—The | ¥ H?e-old concept of One World which Wendell Wilkic promoted finally Is coming to Wilkle's home town of Rushville through one of the newest mediums of the communications world—television. There nearly every day In the week, pupils in the upper five grades can be found Intently drinking In the proceedings of the UN. piped directly into their classrooms by a Cincinnati television station. A chance remark, followed by the persistence of a progressive school] (above) leads The Life of Riley on superintendent and the generosity the television show of the same of a local business leader, brought name. He already is well-known I/ video to school, nushville claims Its radio fans for his work in Ihe titli schools are the first to use TV reg- role of Chester Hiley. (Photo court- ularly for instruction. The State DC- esy of Commercial Appeal) pai imenl of Public Instruction backs the claim by declaring that no other regular use of television has been reported to it. , Began As A Joke Meeting on the street one day, Superintendent J. Everett Light jokingly injulred of his friend, Venice Kirk, a television dealer, why he didn't give a set to the school. Kirk shot back the astonishing reply that he would. Time passed and, with an occasional reminder, Kirk made good his promise by presenting Rushville High School an expensive set on permanent loan. He even erected an antenna atop the building so that the school's only expense is the jail amount of electricity required ioperate the receiver. Large 16-inch tubes and a pola roid screen which filters the light make a clear image visible halfway back in the 170-scat assembly room. The set is mounted high above the floor, with the controls just out of reach of everyone except the tallest persons. This increases the range of vision and prevents inquisitive pupils from tampering with the set and getting it out of adjustment. Anil It's Fun, Too The first TV assignment was daily series telecast each morning and afternoon directly from the .UN at Lake Success. Pupils in the civics class moved into the assembly to watch find listen while UN dignitaries discussed grave problems confronting world security. But sitice all work and no play makes Jack and Jean dull children, the school offers supervised use of the TV set after school so that those rf^NNER—Valerie Belts (above) plans all the dances seen on the Paul Whiteman Revue, which Is scheduled to be shown each Sunday night over WMCT. (photo courtesy of Commercial Appeal) who just can't bear to leave Rushville High after classes are over can slay and enjoy the entertainment features of the television world. Range of WMCT Covers 100 Miles How far from Memphis can programs of VVMCT, The Commercial Appeal television station, be seen and heard? Up to approximately .100 miles, say the station's engineers. This is for best reception, but fair reception can be achieved si even greater distances, in many cases. The programs are telecast from WMCT's lofty 750-foot antenna tower on Thomas Road, just north of Memphis. Engineers say there will be no difference in the quality of the reception, as between local and network programs. Although WMCT has received reports of program reception from points a-i far away as Phoenix, Ariz., and Maine, such reception was under "freak" conditions Tiny Stage Sets Aid TV Programs NEW YORK, Feb. 15.—Following the custom of motion picture studios, miniature sets are often used in television to obtain some desiyed effect that'cannot be-produced : in the studio. At NBC a huge naval base was called for in the script. After il was built complete with battleships, destroyers and cruisers, th': water in which the model ships floatea appeared too light in color undo the television HghU. One Ingenious technician hit 'upon the idea of placing a glob of green dye on the back of several small turtles and allowing them to swim about the tank to spread the tint even through the water. Everything progressed beautifully in rehearsal but as the show wem out over the - air one of the smal turtles, which had escaped notic and hadn't been removed from th tank, rose to the surface alongsict: a battleship, completely dwarftac the great vessel and nearly swamping it with the waves created. \» ^ r # „ , ! &S5 * " '* TAI.KNT UNCOVER ED—This may or iray not be how she did 1! but anyway Betty George's streamlined emulation of Diogenes In searo of an honest man seems to have something to do with having been picke. a winner on a recent "This Is Show Business' program. This show, to bi seen scon via WMCT, is a talent-finding affair.'Maybe the panel ol ludge.- thought she was portraying arrival of the New Year On the other Dana don't ask us why the topper and dust mop-like gimmick. We Just dont know. (Photo courtesy of Commercial Appeal). s Life w i t h Every Model with Built-in "Picturemagnet" Aerial and Sensational New "Super-Range" Chassis NOW ON DISPLAY IN OUR WINDOW ONLY ZENITH OFFERS YOU THE GIANT CIRCLE SCREEN Choose This New Console Model with 105 So. Inch Picture Tube Come In,. See, .Compare! • "Blaxide" Black Tube • Giant Circle Screen • "Super Range" Chassis • "Picture Magnet" Aerial • One-Knob Tuning Plus Installation Terms! GRK PROGRAMS \\ FURNITURE COMPANY ith Wade and Save

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