The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 2, 1953 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 2, 1953
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PACK EIGHT (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 1958 OSCEOLA NEWS Superintendent Wilkins 26 Year Veteran of Luxora Sc/ioo/ System cd, "are unreasonable parents. "A child is an .individual but unreasonable parents are hard to make understand the problems of school teaching. Usually their children make pretty good scholars due to the fact that when they are out from under the Influence of dominating parents they welcome the class room where they are looked upon the same as the other j surely give my readers a good time children." Studying child psychology STARR GAZING If I were capable of .running a "Lonely Hearts Column,", j could since last week, when I told about I the one and only person—a man In What are the rewards gained by spending the best years of your life teaching school? Among the most obvious are tolerance, character and patience. Without those three important factors, we wouldn't have any school teachers. Just any educated person can't be a school teacher. It takes more than Just saying you want to be a teacher. First comes the love of children and then comes the years and years of ' preparing yourself. The teacher's Interest in their profession is very Important. It lies in the teacher to put enthusiasm into the children's efforts that they aren't content to stop school and grow up in ignorance. Every child has some element of goodness in its nature and most children have some natural talent which, if encouraged by a teacher, might develop into genius caliber. It's a certain fact that If it isn't brought out in the school room It won't be brought out in the home — not in these modern times. Upon the assumption that there should be a day set aside honoring our teachers, I'm taking it upon myself to dedicate tho month of September to honor all school teachers —one day isn't nearly enough. So to begin with a series of stories for this month, I chose T. D. Wilkins, superintendent of the Luxora school system. Mr. Wilkins was born In a community so small that when I asked him the name of , the town he smiled and said, "Dallas County." That's always a dead give away of being born out in the country, too throe universities — Arkansas ! llis Iate 60's—who was going to in- $8 in the IKnsey book. It's a ,. „_ sood thing some didn't sign theii child's life is and that their opin- : names, especially one. Judging from ' ' ! his handwriting, he, too, is thinking in the past. He (from Blytheville) calls himself middle-age—did you ever hear of a man going past middle age? He says and I quote—"In perfect Michigan and Illinois — Mr. Will: Ins learned how deep seated very important. all makes mistakes In our; own children, whom we know well, • so you can't expect not to make a few, In the course of many years, on other children. No teacher is infallible and sometimes their judgment in handling problems with children fails jus.t as it fails sometimes with parents. So many of our pupils In the Luxora i condition, a good automobile, a bank roU and the reputation of keeping my mouth shut—" which qualifies him in the Lonely Hearts Club. School," Mr. Wilkins said, "belong Maybe he meant his automobile was to families who are always look- in perfect condition, ing for greener pastures. That goes for any school in a farming community, but it always seems that the ones we lose are better trained than the ones we gain by their parents doing as the ones we lose, going to other places. Observation I know your every mood. Every thought, every dream All so very like my own That, my darling, it would seem That you need the understanding Of my kindred spirit and heart And that two so much alike Could not ever drift apart. —Gwyndolyn Smith. "THERE IS always a certain element who never stop to consider what an education will mean to thin children and,that is why nny farming center gets the reputation of bavins more Illiteracy than in communities where parents work! There's a close relationship be- in stores and factories. j tween "peaches and cream. Try "Just let some relative come •acallins' on Sunday afternoon from a distance and that stirs up diss itisfaction and by Monday morning, they've loaded their few belongings on an old truck and moved on further down the road, taking their children out of school and losing several important days in the process of getting settled again, and all looking for the end of the rainbow. "Maybe old timers had never thought of why children now don't take their books home at night and study into the wee small hours, but this theory of a school super- something different for a change; don't stay in a rut, even If It's with peaches. Pour a butterscotch sauce vest $8 In the Kinsey book. It's a can't be talked out of the usual one and one and that butterscotch sauce can be made with packaged pud' ding; just add move milk so It won't be too gooey. In Roman mythology, the god of love was Cupid and the same Little devil in Greek mythology was called Eros—A rose by any other name would still he a rose so they say and so would a love-bug. The guitar and ukulele are not native instruments of Hawaii, but adaptations from instruments brought to the Islands by Portu- gese sailors. There's only one "Sis" Harlan! She was the thoughtful one who arranged to have an American flag flying over the many veterans graves to pay homage to Osceola's Jack Sartain when his funeral was held Friday afternoon. A vote of thanks goes to you, Sis. for always doing nice things for others. Bequest founding Institution was paid Smithsonian on Sept. 1, 1835; on Sept. 2, Henry Hudson entered Sandy Hook Bay In the year 16C9; Scot. 3, 1833; the first issue of "New York Sun," was made on Sept. 4, lo*l, Russia claimed Pacific coast north of 51st parallel; on Sept. 5, 1794, the llth amendment to the Constitution was approved; on Sept. 6, 1628, the settlement of Massachusetts Bay Colony begun— which brings us up to Sept. 7. School bells will be ringing good and loud for a lot of yorn'/ims and mom can say; Whew! What a long summer! You can say that again. There is not a passion so strongly rooted In the human heart as ed a victory, which they were not able to follow up, over the Americans under Green. We are all clever enough at envying a famous man while he i« alive and at praising him when he is dead. Fate makes our relatives; choice makes our (riends. Variety is the mother of enjoyment. Life wouldn't be worth living If we didn't keep our enemies. Want a smile? Give smiles! Want Praise? Give Praise! Give to others what you want for yourself. Thatte why people are happier at Christmas time than any time of the year. The last serious battle of the Revolutionary War was the Battle of Eutaw Springs Sept. 8. 1781. The Don't wait until somebody deserves British, under Gen. Stewart gain- See STARGAZING On Page 9 r An apology is better than an ex planation, and quicker. , T. D. Wilkins , teacher's problem is parents far out, In neighbors. fact, even to havi Mr. Wilkins was born during the days of big families. There were six boys and four girls in the Wilk ins family, which occupied more seats In the little red school house than any family in the surrounding community. All of the children In the family, as all big families, showed talent, • * » WHEN THE Friday afternoon exercises were held and with a school house full of Wilkins, one of them. If not several, played the leading role, or could spell down 1 any kid In school. They had to be smart because their parents saw to It that \vhen the chores were done on the farm by the biggest boys in the family and the evening meal was finished, with the girls wash- Ing up the dishes, lamps were lighted and study for the next day's lessons took place. There was nothing to take their minds away from their books — no telephone to ring, no automobile honking out front, no radio or television and no picture shows. Bounds pretty dull to this generation, but not ever having had things that children now grow up with, they didn't know anything about them and had just as much fun — probably more — as it took mighty little back in those days to amuse children. When Mr. Wilkins reached the seventh grade, the family moved into town, which was Arkadelphla, 12 miles away. Being that near a college town, and since the children couldn't go school teacher and coach. His first teaching job was at Prescott where he taught in the !high school and coached. Being only 2! years old at the time, he could have easily passed as one of, the high school boys, but that was the advantage he had over older coaches, he was just one of the boys off the field and they all respected him on the field for being just a regular guy. The following year, he was offered a bigger school at Lake Village. After teaching and coaching ;here for a year, he accepted the |ob of coaching ,and teaching ir Helena. For two years, there he filled that capacity and the thirc year in Helena he did YMCA work Owning a farm in Ouachlta Rivel valley, Mr. Wilkins spent tho fol lowing two years farming but) lit lad gotten school teaching undo its skin and decided, although he oved farm life, he wasn't cut oul ,o he a farmer, so he went back o his teaching profession, coming Luxora. as coach and principal n 1927. W. C. Barnett was superintendent at the time but resigned In D2D to go to Augusta, making the ob or superintendent available to VIr. Wilkins. At the time Mr. Wllk- jis became superintendent there vere 11 teachers with 15 pupils to :ach teacher. In the 2fi years, the :nrolment has grown to 1,150 stu- lents and 20 teachers. The Luxora school draws the ilggest part of its enrollment from urroundlng farming areas so the chool stresses agriculture for tho loys and home economics for the ;irls who expect to continue their after gradun- )1 and college. . , I i.i*. ,,,.,v,i,.-, added that he would «t least get a high school educa- like to see the two courses reach tion they would make one move | down to the seventh grade us it do for a high school and college would be a great benefit [or tho boys and girls who live on farms. any higher in the little community, arm and home lif, the parents decided since they had tion from high school and college. to move where their children could Mr. Wilkins a education for their children. After his graduation, from In ONE FA CTOR he pointed out , 7 nt to ,, colle se '"at made an interesting point was ,, **"*»* was graduated In 1920, majoring In science and social science. In college he was in the student Army train- ins corps which later converted to """"• "luring his i P""'"e groups together. "CM1- dren learn more," he continued, "when they are of the same afre. They will work harder to compete with the other children. It isn't i years he ; any competition for a 15 year old — - athletics and i boy to be smarter in his Hn^i played _ football and basketball on where all of the other children are several years younger. "He is supposed to know more •the college team. IT WAS during those four years he made up his mind to become a and be more advanced than a 12- year-old. It tends to make bullies On the Social Side.. Mrs. Wilson Hosfess Mrs. Lily Wilson entertained her family Tuesday nlsht for supper celebrating her birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Anders and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Denver Wilson and children of Memphis, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilson and children attended. Canasta Clab Meets Mrs. Hiriam Alexander was hostess to her canasta club Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Buddy Thomas played with the club. Mrs. Harold Hendrix won high score and Mrs. Palmer won second. Open face sandwiches and iced drinks were served during the afternoon. Bridge Club Meets Mrs. A. B. Bradley invited Mrs. Freddie Bannister to play -with her bridge club when It met Wednesday nishfc. Mrs. John Ed Phillips won high score, Mrs. Auten Chitwood on second. A dessert course followed the bridge games. Club 17 Meets Mrs. Horace Moore was hostess to Club 17 when it met Wednesday afternoon. The outdoor living room at Mrs. .''•ire's home on Corona Lake was i •• s-ene of the party. Cotdrful '' : -'l were used for the floral deer" tions. 5. Dane Fergus and Mrs. Wade Quinn played with the members. Mrs. Jim Hyatt won high score and Mrs. Qulnn won second. Personals Mr. and Mrs. Horace Lee Will and children',- accompanied by Milton Alexander, spent the week end InJ Plcastant Plains, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Purvis and children of Pcrriday, La., arrived Thursday to spend several days with Mrs. Purvis 1 mother, Mrs.' V. C Colbert. Mrs. Bob Gillespie was a Memphis shopper Thursday. • Mrs. Snow Wilson and Mrs. Bard Edriogton were overnight visitors Little Rock, Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Whlteside have returned from a viAit with their sop in Russellville. Mr. and Mrs Wlilteside attended the centennial celebration of the Presbyterian Church nearby Potlsville. The church, founded by an ancestor of Mrs. Whlteside. Miss Jean Driver rtturned home after a week's visit with Miss Oayle Elliott in Marked Tree. The two girls will be room mates at University of Arkansas this year. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wygul visited Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Tindall in Memphis Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Roswell Henderson and children of Mobcrly, Mo., have returned to their home after a visit with the Rev. Chalmers Henderson and Mr. Henderson, Visiting in the Henderson home now are the Dick McKinseys of Tonka, Okla. During their visit, they celebrated a wedding anniversary the group celebrated the .occasion by going to Memphl*. , out of older children who are In the same grade with younger children. When they are the same age, you'll always find one who can take the bully out of their classmates. "That solves that problem perfectly. When a child gets into high school," Mr. Wilkins continued, "if he isn't capable by then of co-operating: and getting along, there isn't very much a teacher can do. That fault lies with the parents. There are very few unreasonable children of school HBO. What teachers are confronted with," he add- intendent might make a few old time parents see the light on the subject. "Comparing children with those who punch clocks," Mr. Wilkins said, "the schools now a days are set up for the benefit of a full clay's work, five days a week. There's a system to everything that is done whereas when a child tries to f!ft his lessons at home, usually the parents or the older children in the family step in thirkin" ''H". 1 ••'•: making it easy on the child by helping and sometimes aciir"v the whole lesson for his next day classes and the child hasn't learned a thing. "There arc libraries where a child can do research and if he needs See WILKINS On Page 9 Pains, distress of "those days" stopped or amazingly relieved in 3 out of 4 cases in doctors' tests! • Here's wonderful news for women and girls who — each month — suffer the tortures of "bad days" of functionally- caused menstrual cramps and pain — headaches, backaches, and those "no-good," dragged- out feelings. It's news about a medicine famous for relieving such suffering! .Here is the exciting news. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound — gave complete or striking relief of such distress in an average of 3 out of 4 of the cases in doctors' tests! Yes! Lydia Pinkham's has been proved to be scientifically modern In action! This news will not surprise the thousands of women and girls who take Lydia Pinkham's regularly and know the relief it can bring. And it should encourage you (if you're not taking LydiaPinkham's) to see if your experience doesn't match theirs ... to see if you, too, don't avoid the nervousness and tension, weakness, irritability — How lydia Plnkham's works It has a "calming" and soothing effect tm the uterus...quieting the contractions (see the chart) that so often cause menstrual pain, cramps, other distress. and pain—sn often associated with "those days"! Remember Pinkham's, too—if you're suffering the "hot flashes" and other functionally-caused distress of "change of life." Get Lydia Pinkham's Compound or new, improved Tablets with added iron (trial size only S'Jt/. 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