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The Wilmington morning star. [volume] (Wilmington, N.C.) 1909-1990, April 18, 1947, Image 9

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Central West Interested
In Schools, Bahson States
Ey ROGER W. BABSON
Eureka, Kansas, April 17 —
uhen passing through the Great
Central west — as I have the past
(veek the subject of general in
terest is not “crops" but rather
’•schools".
Vly western friends say: (a)
Since 1940, 350,000 of the 875,000
public school teachers have left
jbejr blackboards never to re
rJrn: (This figure does not include
• be normal annual turnover of an
other 75.000!) (b) Sufficient re
placements are not being trained
•o fill these vacancies. (Only 20,
PQO of the 1.000,000 veterans in
American colleges are attending
teacher-training institutions.) (c)
While the teaching population
ghrinks. the pupil population in
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creases. It is quite apparent,
therefore, that something must
be done quickly if we are to save
our public schools.
Crux Of Problem
Let us face facts. Truck driv
ers and garbage collectors make
more money today than the aver
age public school teacher with
$37 per week. The problem is pri
marily the need for a living wage
for a professional class who have
invested heavily in te'rms of time
and money to prepare themselves
for their “profession". We, more
over, have entrusted to them one
of the most important tasks in a
democracy — developing the minds
of the citizens of tomorrow.
It is a sad commentary on thg
status of U. S. public education
when Russia spends 7.5% of its
national income on its schools;
Britain spends 3.5%; and the Unit
ed States spends only 1.5% of its
national income. Is it any wonder
that the youth of our country are
refusing to invest heavily in time
and money to prepare for teaching
when 45,000 teachers in more than
20 of our states earn less than $800
per year?
School Politics
Who determines salary schedules,
plots raises and educational poli
cies, approves the hiring and fir
ing of teachers in most communi
ties? Usually it is the school com
mittees. Too many committeemen
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FRYERS, Ib.55c
NATIVE FULL DRESSED
HENS, Ib.49c
HOCKLESS
PICNIC HAMS, Ib.49c
BLACKHAWK OR SWIFT PREMIUM
SLICED BACON, Ib. — 65c
OLEO
PARKAY or CREMO, Ib, 43c
YORKSHIRE FARMS OR CLOVERBLOOM
BUTTER, Ib.75c
PURE LARD.— ’£ 69c
QUAKER MAID
PANCAKE SYRUP, jar. 27c
WELCH’S PURE
6RAPE JELLY - “,.T 29c
Shredded COCONUT, phfl. 22c
BALLARD’S _
Obelisk Flour, 10 lbs. - 99c
BALLARD’S
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WITH CAMAY
SHOWN ON liberty at Pearl Har
bar, T. H., is Charles W. Garner,
seaman, second class, USN, of
Route 1, Wilmington. Gamer, who
is stationed aboard the light cruis
er USS Atlanta, entered the Naval
service in May. 1945, and has spent
10 months overseas.
have remained on the defensive
with their apologies and alibis. The
excuses which they make for fail
ure to meet the crisis run like
this: “We must pare the budget;
the taxpayers won’t stand for in
creased taxation.” Or, “Let the
teachers get jobs somewhere else
if they don’t like the way we treat
them.” I haven’t heard very many
of them soliciting the cooperation
of the local press or meeting with
the Parent-Teacher Associations to
tell them why we must increase
our budgets for the schools.
I’m wondering if all of us voters
are not ultimately to blame for
our present dilemma? We need
on our local school committees
more trained educators who know
something about how a school
should be run. We need crusaders
anxious to fight for our schools
and our teachers. We must cut
through politics and eleet men
with educational “know how’’ and
have better school committees. In
some cities the school committees
are hot beds of politics. Out here
in the rural communities a child
has some chance of an education.
Schools Or Roads?
Here is a suggested course of
solving our problem:
action which might well help in !
(1) We must exercise our right .
to vote, particularly in the pri
maries, and see to it that our
school committees are those who
know something about complex
educational problems.
(2) We ought to support a good
school committee in its every
effort to raise not only the teach
ers’ salaries but also the stand
ards of the schools.
(3) Let us roast out those petty
politicians who are looking pri
marily for personal glory and
jobs for relatives and friends.
We ought to insist that an ade
quate amount of our gasoline tax
dollar goes to our schools. It’s
the younger generation who are
wasting the gasoline today. Let
them repay for their education by
a gasoline tax plus a larger tax
on cigarettes, movies and night
clubs. After all, it’s not only the
teachers who are suffering — it's
our children and our very way of
life! The Supreme Court has de
clared valid laws forbidding the
sale of certain things to minors.
Why not put an extra tax on un
essentials sold to minors and give I
this money to the teachers?
RESORT OFFICIALS
REPORT INCREASING
DEMANDS AT OFFICE
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, April
17—With the advent of warm days
and fair weather, Mrs. A. L. Mey
land, clerk in the offices of R. L.
Benson, town clerk, said the of
fices are kept busy with incoming
resident demands on the resort’s
utilities.
“The sun brought them all out
today,” Mrs. Meyland said as she
labored to clear the numerous re
quests coming into the office for
utilities.
Hook ups with the town’s sewer
department, seemed to be the most
urgent request, Mrs. Meyland said.
TRAFFIC SUIT
The case of W. E. Sisson against
Royster Oil Co., Inc., which got
underway Wednesday afternoon
and continued all Thursday during
the A^pril civil term of Superior
court will be resumed today at
9:30 a. m.
The suit involving claims result
ing from a traffic accident is be
ing heard by Judge Clawson L.
Williams of Sanford.
One fur coat requires from 55
to 60 muskrat skins.
DAIRY FIELD DAY
HELD IN WILLARD
Educational and governmental
epresentatives examined the pro
cess made in agricultural experi
ments and tests during the past
/ear at the annual dairy field day
leld at the Coastal Plains experi
ment station in Willard yesterday.
Lieutenant Governor L. Y. Bal
entine and State Agriculture Com
missioner W. Kerr Scott took
>art in the day’s activities, which
.vere carried through by talks and
exhibits relating to dairy cattle
^reeding and better pasture lands.
Dr. Charles T. Dearing, director
)f the test farm, was in charge of
.he program.
Earl W. Fairies, agent in dairy
ng, and Dr. R. L. Lonnorn, pro
essor of agronomy at North Caro
na State college led a tour of
re experimental pastures in the
morning half of the program.
Short talks on cattle breeding,
ogether with an exhibit of scien
ifically raised dairy cattle, cov
ered the afternoon.
R. W. Galphin, New Hanover
:ounty agent, attended the event.
COUNTY AGENTS TO
MEET HERE TODAY
District, state and county agents
will meet this morning in the of
fice of R. W. Galphin, county
agent, to discuss a long-term plan
ning program for New Hanover
county extension work.
The agents will meet in Galphin’s
office, which is in the U. S. Cu»
toms house, at 9:30 o’clock.
Those present will include: Fred
Sloan, program planning expert
from the state extension office at
Raleigh; C. M. Brickhouse and
Mrs. Mary Lee McAllister, south
eastern district agents; Miss Ann
Mason, New Hanover county home
demonstration agent; Miss Nancy
Ingram, assistant agent; Rebecca
Lawrence, home demonstration
agent for Negroes; Roy R. Cook,
assistant county agent, and Galph
in.
RETIRES TODAY
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 17
—(U.R)—Comdr. Oscar Christensen,
port director for the Seventh Nav
al district since Jan. 1, 1946, will
retire from active naval service
tomorrow, the navy said here to
day.
The jumping mouse inhabits
brushy places by preference, and
lays up no store . of food in win
ter, but builds a warm, ball-like
nest placed in some thick brush
or within an abandoned bird’s
nest where it hibernates during
the oold months in a dormancy
more profound than that of any
other American animal.
MANY NEVER
SUSPECT CAUSE
OF BACKACHES
This Old Treatment Often
Brings Happy Relief
Many sufferers relieve nagging backache
quickly, once they diacover that the real cause
of their trouble may be tired kidneys.
The kidneys are Nature’s chief way of tak
ing the excess acids and waste out of the blood.
They help most people pass about 3 pints aday.
When disorderof kidney function permits
poisonous matter to remain in your blood, it
may cause nagging backache, rheumatic
pains, leg pains, loss of pep and energy, get
ting up nights, swelling, puffiness under the
eyes, headaches and dixzlness. Frequent or
scanty passages with smarting and burning
sometimes shows there is something wrong
with your kidneys or bladder.
Don’t wait! Aak your druggist for Doan's
Fills, a stimulant diuretic, used successfully
by millions "or over EO years. Doan’s give
bappy relief and will help the IE miles of
kidney tubes flush out poisonous wastq from
jour blood. Get Doan’s Fills.
... bring
’em to us!
When the soles wear down,
or the heels run over, or any
thing goes wrong with yonr
shoes,
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258 N. Front
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Veal Chops, lb. 49c
Veal Slew, lb.-_33c
VEAL
Rump Roast, lb. 49c
BEEF
Shorl Ribs, lb.. 29c
Chuck Roasl, lb. 45c
DRESSED AND DRAWN
Fryers,lb. .--59c
DRESSED AND DRAWN
Hens, lb.57c
SWIFT’S PREMIUM
Franks, lb_47c
FILLET
Red Perch, lb. 29c
FILLET
Whiling, lb... 27c
KRAFT’S PARKAY
MARGARINE, lb.4gc
NABISCO
RITZ, Vi lb. pkg.J Jc
Sunnyfield
BUTTER, lb....73c
CLAPPS
Strained Foods, 3 cans 23c
Chopped Foods can 10c
Oatmeal, .... 2 Pkgs. 29c
SUPER
SUDS
fs 34c
LIMITED QUANTITIES
BRAND
WHOLE KERNEL CORN
12-Oz.
Can
TOILET TISSUE
NORTHERN
R°I1 gg
LIMITED QUANTITIES
‘orahges
R-'.b. bag
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7 tmncbes lj—
"eadisbes
^CABBAEE
4 lbs.^
JUICY
LEMONS ^
2 lb.25°
YELLOW
SQUASH
2 lbs.35c
FLORIDA
GRAPEFRUIT
5 for.ige
SOUTH CAROLINA ALL
GREEN
ASPARAGUS
Lge. bunch_49c
ENRICHED DAILY DATED
MARVEL BREAD
SANDWICH REGULAR PAN
,t£ 13c £? 12c
SILVER HAKE . . .<sasa. . . “<£■ 15c
IONA PEAS ... is ... 2 s.* 25c
APRICOTS . . . is ... 23c
COCKTAIL . . m Vegetable Juice a B .^10c
TOMATO SAUCE . . . . 2 a 15c
QP A ||PQ Mission Peak No. 2 OQ«
jr ■ ■ ■ Sliced or Halves a a B Can 4m%3'1
DDIIMETO Green Tag No. 2H 1 Qp
rnUllLO ■ ■ ■ Prepared B B B Can | ^Jb
DICED PEARS . . . - . . . - 29c
FISH FLAKES . . . as . . 19c
APPLE SAUCE ... ... —: 15c
GRAPEFRUIT . . . as. . . . s.* 19c
APPLE JUICE ... ... Bot 23c
Sultana
RED BEANS2 “'S 23c
Nabisco Shredded
WHEAT. «* 15c
Bright Sail
'IPOMIA .... b*! I2e
Ann Page Vanilla
ETTPCTS ... B°t 17c
Sultana Salad
DRESSING .... £ 36c
Lord Mott Fr. Style Stringlesi
*erns 15c
Nectar
TEA. '£?■ 35c
A Cr P COFFEE
MILD—MELLOW
8 O’CLOCK
b£ # 2 Ba!* 77c
Rich, Full Bodied
RED CIRCLE
flic • 2 'b“, 81c
Vigorous and Winey
BOKAR
''Bag 4£l # 2 Bags 85C
Libby’s Tomato
llHCE. "&» I to
Van Camp’s—With Meat Sauce
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Ann Page Puddings
PWKIJE 3 Pkgs 20c
Ann Page Peanut
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