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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 26

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Six Lozansport, Indiana, Pharos-Trftmne Australia Offers New Lure for Immigrants SYDNEY — Because Australia, the most thinly populated nation in the East, is surrounded by heavily over-populated countries whose people want more living space, the federal government always has encouraged immigra^ iion schemes designed to bring migrants, from Europe, especially those of British stock. Now, the minister of immigration has announced a new plan to get more British child immigrants to Australia. This plan, aimed at tapping a new source of migrants, would bring to Australia British children •with only one parent. The Fairbridge Society in Australia has agreed to accept these children until the parent of each can come to Australia and establish a home which the child can share. Farm Schools This new plan is an extension of the scheme under which the Fairbridge Society has brought more than 500 British child immigrants here since World War II. The new child migrants will go to the Fairbridge farm schools at Molpng, New South Waie.5, and Pinjarra, Western Australia. These Fairbridge schools are an enduring memorial to the remarkable South African-born Kingsley Fairbridge, who had the rare quality of being a practical visionary. These child immigrants come out to Australia from time to time in parties under the care and supervision of Fairbridge officials. This year five parties, totaling 23 children, arrived at Molong where 175 children are now living. Their ages range from seven to 17 years. Included in the 175 are several family groups, including one of seven children aged from seven to 15. Self-Supporting The farm school consists of a 1,500-acre property situated on a gentle slope overlooking tree-studded country three miles from Molong township. The children's are in the form living of a quarters "village" made up of a main street bordered by cottages, each set in its own garden. Each cottage accommodates 14 children under tage "mother the care of a cot- Thc farm on the high ground be- hind the "village" has its own dairy herd of 100 cows and 1,000 poultry, pigs and sheep. Their wool check this year earned the.farm more than $7,000. The farm, which is mechanized to acquaint students with modern farming methods, also grows v.'heat, oats and vegetables. The farm school is entirely self- supporting. Wisconsin Plan Hailed as Model MADISON, Wis. (UP)—A Wisconsin Highway Commission official said Saturday that the Federal Bureau of Public Roads has recommended Wisconsin s right- of-way buying system to four other Midwest states—including Indiana. The Wisconsin plan calls for research into recent property sales in the area where purchases are planned. Any person buying land in the area is paid a normal price on re-sale. • The Wisconsin commission's vice-chairman, Charles W. Abner, said "al) the back history of sales , in that area is brought into evi- j dence" and speculators -would "stand out like a sore thumb." Abner said the federal bureau had recommended the plan to Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Kentucky. Sues in Suicide Teenager Heads Project For Mentally Retarded NEW YORK—A teen-aged girl has organized "Operation Friendship" for what she calls the na:ion's "loneliest children"—retarded youngsters. Pretty, dark-haired Frances Rogers, 18, a freshman at Brooklyn College, N. Y., said that retarded children have an even greater need for friends than normal children. "What they lack most is a feeling of acceptance," she said. Frances knows, because she said a close relative is a retarded child. Frances said in an interview that too often these children are ignored, patronized or simply forgotten by other children. Their parents generally shelter them too much, so the youngsters become usually shy. Frances realized that they need contact with children their own age. About one year ago, this enter- Resort Fire Kills Three CHICAGO (UP) - A man anl two women killed in a fire at a suburban health resort were reported by authorities today to have apparently panicked and became trapped behind a closed door. The victims, all employes of the River Forest Health Resort and Hospital, were James Hunter, 55, Ann Marlowe, 26, and Mrs. Emma Tetzke, 52. Hunter's wife was injured in the blaze Sunday. Authorilils believe Hunter rushed to a second floor dormitory in an effort to rescue the two women. The three were found huddled behind a closed door leading to an outside stairway. Their deaths were caused by suffocation. River Grove Fire Chief Henry Schmidt said the door could have WIDOWED Mrs. Barbara Sherwood looks solemn in San Francisco, where she has filed a ?500,000 damage suit against three members and two em- ployes of the House un-American activities committee on behalf of heraelf and her four children. The suit seeks damages in the suleide of her scientist husband, William K. Sherwood, who killed himself rather than respond as a witness before the un-American activities hearing there. The suit charges "conspiracy to cause wrongful death." (International) prising girl organized six friends into a. group to help retarded children. The group, now numbering about 25, has merged with PAL, the Police Athletic League. The number of retarded children in the group varies with the activity. For example, from six to eight retarded youngsters go bowling, while 25 attend a party. The group also works with parents' organizations to help raise •funds. And the youngsters plan to add an arts and crafts center, plus more social functions like ice skating and roller skating. They also want to provide retarded children with pen pals. "Mail is a .terrific booster to their morale," Frances said. These activities give retarded children a lot of freedom. ."We make them, feel like individuals and normal children. They learn a sense of give and take with us which they don't learn 'at home because parents tend to overprotect them," Frances explained. Must Be Interested She finds' that retarded youngsters "respond beautifully" to this system. Frances hopes other teen-agers will not be afraid to start similar projects. But, she warned, be sure members really are interested, not just trying to "kill an evening." Make definite plans, she advised. Contact p a r e n t s' groups and schools to arrange for getting retarded children in the organization. Never feel superior to the child or talk down to him. You have to be on the same level to succeed. Let the child know you understand his limitations. Let him work or. play to capacity, but don't make things too easy. They must feel they have accomplished something. When they do, said Frances,- "everyone feels good." She added: "It takes the most courage for a retarded child to ask, 'May I play with you'?" Read the Classified Ads Monday Evening, June 24, 1957. Burned Perrysburg Pastor Recovering ROCHESTER, Ind.-The Rev. Benjamin Lother, 45, of route 1, Macy, pastor,of the Perrysburg Baptist church, is reported in good condition in Woodlawn hospital, recovering from burns suffered when his clothing caught fire. He- suffered second degree burns about the body, arms and legs. Carl Balsbaugh, on. whose farm the pastor was burned, smothered the flames. Balsbaugh said he was cleaning a hay baler with gasoline when it somehow ignited. The flames spread to Rev. Lother. The Perrysburg church is located 12 miles south of here on U. S. highway 31. Schools Get Final Payments NEW YORK (UP) — The Ford Foundation announced today that checks will be mailed to 830 private colleges and universities this week representing final payments in its 280 million dollar grants for •faculty salary increases. Governor Opposes Federal School Aid • WASHINGTON (UP)—Governor Handley again has gone on the record against federal aid to schools. Handley was one of 12 governors who said they were opposed to President Eisenhower's school aid plan in a private poll. Sen. John Marshall- Butler (R- Md.) conducted the survey. Butler said only six of the 27 governors who replied were completely in favor of the plan.' Really Good Caramel Bar Howard B. Stark Co., Stark Candies Are Dittributed By: Saylor Candy Co. ... delightfully young Summertime fashions been opened by raising a latch, but the three apparently were too weak from smoke inhalation to lift the latch. 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