The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 8, 1952 · Page 10
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PAGE TWELVE (AMC.) OOUWM NBWI MONDAY, DBC. 8, IBM Segregation Arguments Pose Problem for State's Schools LITTLE ROCK W — Arkansas' public, school syetcm may face a crisis BS » result of arguments befor«' the IT. 8. Supreme Court today concerning segregation In the fichools, The Court is being asked to rule on segregation Questions which could lead lo abolishment of the dual system In every slate support- Ing segregated schools'; or It could demand that equal facilities be established Immediately. - Arkansas educational and political lenders contacted In tin Associated " Press survey Indicated that either decision could precipitate a crisis In Arkansas, but nil felt that the situation could be handled "calmly and reasonably," Rep. L: H. Autry, chairman of the Arkansas Legislative Council, Bald a ruling for non - segregation would call, for immediate-special session of the Legislature. He added: "Whatever the decision,. and It has lo go one way or anolhcr, H Ttill be an Important measure before the Legislature." The 1953 general Assembly convenes Jan. !2. The Council screetis budgetary matters to be presented to the Legislature, Autry said Hint the estimated 20 million dollars needed to equalize Negro and white schools in Arkansas "Just Isn't there." He said he believed a ruling for Immediate equalization "would, call for some sort of tax 'measure." .... "Would Be Out of Line" Ed McCulstlon; white director of the state Pducatlon Department's Negro Education Division, said he believed a decision "coming Into ;our fundamental social groups and dissolving this separateness by degree would be out of line." He.contends that.Arkansas "has ..come to realize the seriousness of * the tncQuitles" between the two ischool systems arid, left'alonc, will bring about separate tut. equal facilities. The state Department of Education issued a statement of policy .this year calling for equalization of. facilities by the school year ,1955-56. Concerning a possible ruling foi rion - segregation, McCutsllon said•'Arkansas will be able, to make that adjustment with as little strife » any southern ;state." Mr. and Mrs L. B Gates, publishers of a weekly Negro newspaper, "Slate Press", said they believed Arkansas would accept a •ruling abolishing the dual system with "no confusion." Mrs. ,Bates;:.who is alatu con vention president of the National Association for the Advancement of .Colored People', said the organization will not accept "so called sep crate but equal facilities " Bates said Arkansas "people have shown they are more willing to co-operate with the laws of the land than moat southern states by .their acceptance of Negroes in graduate schools." Dr. Lawrence C. Davis, president of AM&N College, says iie "feeling on both sides Is good. The people have demonstrated the ability to approach the problem with good will and common sense. 1 Davis, who recently rejected a Point Four appointment to Liberia, also said'that whatever the ruling "you will not see an Immediate inrush of Negro pupils Into white facilities." Ho said ho foresaw no immediate "hysteria or friction" either among white or Negroes in the stale from ttthe'r ruling. The 38-year-old president '»*ld h« believed In ureas where "Ihere is a heavy population of .Negroes, the first Btep will be equalization of facilities." "In areas where there »rg few Negroes ... we will see a gradual breaking down of segregation,' Davis said. He auld that "the thinking, practical Negro does not want equality at the expense or while children ... he merely wants an .equal standard." Postmaster Reminds Patrons of How Christmas Mailing May Be Speeded With the Christmas rush scheduled to begin at the Postofflce here this week, Fostmastcr Ross 8. Stevens today reminded patrons of ways they can help speed delivery: of Christmas cards and gifts. Postal cancellations normally average about 10,000 piece of mall per day but during the peak of the Yulctldc season, the average goes up to abot 50,000. pieces per day. Service windows at- the Post Office are open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Postmaster Stevens said, however, that by mailing cards and gifts before. 10 a.m. or between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., patrons may avoid Hie rush hours. Here ore Mr. Stevens' questlon- and-answer reminders for Christmas mailing; Christmas Cards Q—Why should Christmas cards be sent by first-class mall? A—Because a 3c stamp entitles each Christmas card to be forwarded if the addressee has moved or returned to the sender If the ml- dressee cannot be located. Also, they may carry written messages In addition to the signature of the sender. Q—When should Christinas curds be mailed? A--Por out-of-state delivery, not later than December 15th and for local delivery,, al least a week before Christmas. 1 Q—How can I help speed delivery of my Christmas cards? A—By .tying them In.two bundles, your post office will supply special lalrels that will read "ALL'.- FOR LOCAL DELIVERY," and "ALL FOR OUT-OP-TOWN DELIVERY." Separate your cards Info the two Kioiips with the artrtressei facing one way and all stamps In the upper right hand corner. Parcel Post Q^Vlieii should Christmas gfft packages bo mailed? A—OutrOf-sUtc parcels should be mailed-by-December. 5th; those for distant states somewhat .earlier, and for local delivery by December 10th. Last minute gifts'should bo dlpatchccl by air parcel post to distant points. Q—What are the size nnd weight limits for parcel post packages? A — There are several size and weight limits, depending on the destination of your Christmas gift package: I Between First Class Post Offices—Not over 72 Indies length and girth combined (Lcneth plus twice the width, plus twice the thickness); not over 40 Ibs. II shipped to First or Second Zone; not over 20 Ibs. If shipped bcyon Zone 2. 2. BeU'ccn Post Offices nt least one of which Is NOT First Class Not over 100 Inches length and girth combined; not over 10 Ibs. In weight. 3. Exceptions: The 100-Inch 70- Ib. limit applies to matter malic between First Class Post Of/Ices if <a) the parcel Is mailed from, or addressed to a Rural or Star Route (b) Addressed for delivery to any Territory or Possession of the United State:-!, or to any Army or Fleel Post Office; (c) The parcel contains books, Ij.iby fowl, live plants, trees shrubs or agricultural commodities 9—May. tho "Do Not Open Untl Clirlstirins" stickers be • used? A—Yes, they may be placed on the.address side, but other stickers or seals should be placed on Imck of package, so the address is no' covered.. The address, Incidentally should be written again Inside—for emergency use. Oldest Puma Dies In New Zealand AUCKLAND, New Zealand (/PJ— I 52-yciir-old immix—believed lo b Hie world's oldest In cnpttvity—rtiei todny In (he Auckland Zoo. Zno authorities decided In 164 Ihnt the spotted UBiiUier should li< destroyed because she was'lccble but reports In American newspaper; that she was to rtle brought so many appeals from U. S. animal lovcri that sho was granted a reprieve. Tw< years later, niter an operation to remove a throat- abscess, she recovcrei rapidly. She died finally from llv trouble, ft THANKS to the XHAS CLUB 'LittleHope For Peace in Korea'—Lie OSLO, Norway M*)—United Nations Secretary General Trygve Lie declared Iri a recorded Interview with the Norwegian Stale Broadcasting System last night that there Is little hope for peace In Korea. "Everything has been done that could be done by the United Nations, but I'm »orry to say it looks like they who started the Korean War and attacked the Republic of South Korea, In reality, are against a pcaciiful settlement," declared Lie. "It Is a fact," he said, "that the Soviet Union, together with four other Communist, nations, now are completely Isolated. They: have never been In such an isolated posl tlon. We must only hope that world opinion will be able to Influence the coming decision about an armistice in Korea." Special L«ns To Aid Blind BANOOR, M«. !>R-Th« d«r*lop- ment of a ckar-imige len* described as capable of giving vision o about halt (he estimated 150,000 martially blind persons In the United States was announced last night >y Dr. William Felnbloom of Co- umbla'University. ;. He said the new lena can be worn Ike ordinary glasses and described hem as actually consisting ot two >r three lenses set about one-eighth ot an Inch npart with a total thickness of about teven-sixteenths of an Inch. ; Dr. Feinbloom told the Maine Jptometrlc Association that the ens is the first device to remove all the blur optically possible from the eyes of a partially blind person. I made It this year. Yes Biree, •just a few cents each week has added up (o money enough for my Chrislmas shopping this year. And I'll tell you for sure, I'm joining th* Farmers Bank Christmas Saving Club again for Chrislmas '53. THE FARMERS BANK*™ 5 ' COMPANY The Oldest Bank In Mississippi County "TIME TRIED — PANIC TESTED" F.D.I.C.—510,009 Each Deposit Member Federal Reserve System Turkey Rustlers Beware These KENUAVOHTH, England I/P) — Warning to Christmas turkey rustlers: Steer clear of here. It b true thai MaJ. John Hibber has several hundred beautifullj fattened birds wandering arouni his place. But to reach' them you first havi to get through his.outer perlmetei —a sevcn-foot-high electric feno regularly patrolled by men with shotguns. Then, four 1,000-poum pedigree bulls just rarin' to get a strangers. They aren't fussy whether th' rustlers Imvc two legs or four. Tho hulls bellowed so loud at on fox who tried to hustle a free mea that Reynard fled straight into th hlgli-voUnge fence and-died on th wire. ; Head Courier News Classified Ads Home Grown Hi-Bred Half and Half Cottony Seed $10 Per Hundred Clyde Williams Route 3 Lexington, Tenn. Hews Vendor Gives Truman The Brush Off CINCINNATI, O. (/ft— Mrs. Aleen Knierlm, for all of her 51 years an urtient Democrat, gave President Truman the brushoff yesterday. The plnt-slied news vendor »t Cincinnati's Union Terminal didn't, mean to—she Just didn't recognize the. little gray man who handed her a dollar in payment for a newspaper early today. , "You won't be able to spend that dollar, ma'am," he told her. Mrs, Knierlm was busy. She peered'at the bill and shrugged. "I'd like' to have a mint full of ttM>, tt *»*• vfart yo* BUM," «h» wid, Md turned b*ck to her work. L«t«r Jba looked at the bill and "Oh, my Ood, that wasn't r««lly him!" • But ike knew tt wtt. ACCOM side ot th« bill wu tbt "Harry Truman." FUEL OIL G.O. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Staff Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant—Promised Land affift f> 'Mellow as Moonlight CELEBRATING,;ITS 82nd CHRISTMAS QF QLD-FASH'N GOODNESS . CASCADE"../and only .CASCADE, gives you the light , ,, mellow ricb-ncss of the'Georgc A. Dickcl 1870 formula!" KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BflURBQH , Kniuicr . « noof • MIS jmw is < (E»IS ot» i SB? I $£26 ffJS,<r"J| U y s Qt. Qt. $3.33 Pint "FROM WE Lift AND VIGOR OFm "BRR ffl"l About Your by Felix Carney , We have no intentions of iilarming prospective customers but we were reading the other day a statement by Comnwndbr Gene McDonald, head of Zenith nnd one of tho nation's television pioneers, in which he said that there was a definite chance of a shortage in TV sets during the coming year. Not only his own company but others iu the industry feel that production will be on an allocation basis for the rest of the year. What with new channels being granted, the demand from' those who have no sets will put a serious drain on television companies already severely affected by the recent steel strike. . . A prominent West Coast television manufacturer insists that a second stt in the home (natch) \yould elimi- ' nate a lot of problems for a large family whose individual members insist on seeing different programs. To use his own words: • "The second set in the home offti'3 greater flexibility in that various programs desires can be satisfied more easily. Where thert are children and adults, the second set enables both age levels to see the appropriate programs. \Vhtn there is only one set in the home either the children . or the parents have to forego j their programs in favor of the other, and this can result in disappointments and possible tension." Naturally, we fully agree with this statement. Getting two television sets would be particularly easy for those of you who already, own one set .especially if the screen is too small for your living room. Buy n bigger screen for the living room and put the small screen in the playroom or the children's bedroom . . . then you can enjoy the programs you like . . and so can the children. Come in and let us advisu you on the correct size to get. BLYTHEVILLE SALES CO., 100 E. Main St. Phone: 3616. Installation 1 \ - • A Natural Gas is here, and we're all set to serve you. In order to save your •'w time and assist us in giving you speedier service when you are ready to install your natural gas facilities, the following procedure is suggested: 1. Call 6821 to let us know you want gas service so that we may make the necessary "meter Setting." . ,2. Contact your heating contractor, pipe fitter or plumber for necessary piping service on your property and in your home or place of business. . 3. Pipe Fitter should notify city gas inspector (Phone 2282) as soon as necessary piping is installed. v •-.-'• 4. City inspector will notify us when installation meets requirements, and we will immediately install gas meter. Everything possible will be done to expedite service; however, due.to the large number of requests for service, your patience and understanding will be appreciated. But please do call on us any time we may be of assistance to you in any way. Ark-Mo Power Co. A

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