MTARY 28, 1949
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
PAGE THREE (S4t6nd Secti6 '
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gent needs for
lousing needs, u
jave several mod-
schools. A fifth
lover 50 years old
Jdcnts to be good
the citizens ol
fiave to strive for
Lded and inade-
leans, our school
slu.uld be ex-
olina should ex
pnigram for the
J the schools arc
ion and are grad-
there were few,
y the schools be
nd didn't increase
population of the
iy are so crowded
now that the pupils cannot get in
dividual attention, and some are
completely ignored. The schools
have crowded conditions now, but
what will they be in the years to
come? They will have to enroll
half again as many children as are
now in the schools. This simply
cannot be done with the schools
we have today.
Something must be done about
this now, because each day of post
ponement adds to the overcrowd
ing. The ultimate result of this
will be high school graduates be
low the average and not up to the
standard we should maintain for a
It is true that North Carolina
does have some good school plants,
and some of them are well main
tained; but most of our present
school buildings were built in the
1930's or before.
The biggest problem in the
schools of our state, and elsewhere,
is their crowded classrooms.
Classes are being conducted in
undesirable places such as gyms,
storage rooms, auditoriums, and
basement space which in general
have poor lighting and ventilation.
Our schools need more libraries,
rooms for music, dramatic arts, and
rooms for laboratory work.
A state such as North Carolina
should not neglect its youth, but
should make an effort to provide
these needed materials.
What in the world is the object
of the State of North Carolina ask
ing her citizens to pay more taxes
for the construction of better school
plants, when the ones they have
built now are only doing a half
time job. They are only being used
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Hugo Haas serves up comedy and food in "For the Love of Mary."
in which Deanna Durbin and Don Taylor are co-starred by Universal-International
with Edmond O'Brien and Jeffrey Lynn. The
movie opens at the Strand Theatre Sunday.
a fourth of the day and only three
fourths of the year.
Why are the teachers complain
ing about overcrowded classrooms?
It's not their job to manage the
number in the classrooms, it's their
job to give student ideas and ma
terial by which they may learn.
They are paid to teach, and only
10 teacn, not to criticize and complain.
North Carolina spent in 1946
nearly three billion dollars on
school expenditures. This is as
much as it is possible for the now
over-taxed people to pay.
Any method that is used will
cost too much money to increase
th building program for schools.
in no case whatsoever do I think
the program should be incrensnrl
Enough taxes are enough!
I think North Carolina should ex
tend its building Droeram Iipmusp
of the crowded conditions in the
schools today. A pupil cannot get
the individual attention he needs
with so many in each class. The
students that really need the at
tention don't get it. The health
and even the lives of many children
are in danger in schools which do
not have the proper lighting facili
ties or fire escapes.
In some cities the conditions are
so crowded that it is necessary for
the Freshmen and Sophomores to
attend school in the mornings and
the Juniors and Seniors in the
With this kind of situation h
students are being cheated out of
part ol the education thev Hpsopvo
Why aren't our taxes used to rem
edy tws situation? We are told
that school funds come nut f tho
general fund and that the highway
expenses are paid from other taxes.
wnat do we need more exrolinnt
highways or a well educated popu
638 Persons Lose
Drivers Licenses In
State During December
During December, 638 persons
had their licenses revoked in
North Carolina for drunken driv
ing, the Motor Vehicle Department
announced today. This brought
total drunken driving convictions
for the year to 8,453.
The December of 638 showed a
big reduction over December of
1947, when 913 persons lost their
licenses for the same offense.
The report showed that 1,125
motorists were shorn of their driv
ing rights during December; 851
were revocations and 274 were sus
pensions. In addition to the 638 persons
convicted of drunken driving, the
The answer to the question
Does North Ca rolina npnrl nmnn
school buildings?" is simple. It is
yes. However, this statn ulso n,,fio
her things in adriil
school plants. The real question
s wnicn. and how many of these
lesired improvements ran th cia
government afford. Now, of course,
uie uunaing ol more school facili-
ues would Dc placed near tho I
of a list of desired improvements.
The only sensible way, the only
possime way to acquire more school
buildings is for the North Carolina
State Government (o insfilnfo
orderly and systematic program of
uuumK io present buildings and at
the same time constructing new
ones. This, however, is the wrong
time to undertake this speeded up
program. I believe we should
build as little as possible now,
while planning an extensive pro
gram of school construction for the
time when prices will be down, and
public works will be of value to
the whole state.
Movie Stars Work
At Vet Hospitals
By PATRICIA CLARY
UP Staff Correspondent
HOLLYWOOD Despite what
you read in the papers, not every
movie star spends his free time
kicking policemen, smoking mari
juana and getting married. The
veterans hospital tours prove that
a lot of those who work hard all
day work equally hard, for free,
Top dramatic actors, the nation's
leading funny men and starlets
who aren't expected to do more
than look beautiful have been tak
ing Hollywood to the hospitals.
Mostly, they report, the men just
want to see the stars and talk to
them about Hollywood, its people
and how they make movies "and
Linda Darnell apologized to pa
tients in Oklahoma City because
she couldn't sing or dance. That
was okay, the fellows said; just
let them look.
In San Francisco hospitals the
men whistled and stomped feet
when Eddie Cantor and Dinah
Shore put on ward shots. The
kept western actor Charles Star
relt telling stories an hour and a
half in Seattle. They whistled at
Celeste Holm in upstate New York,
and she whistled right back.
What's Sidney Like?
"What kind of a guy is Sidney
Oreenstreet?" they asked Peter
Loire when he toured the West
Coast and the Rockies. Larry Ad
ler, who visited Boston area hos
pitals, reported he met a dozen
harmonica fans who wanted to
learn "Caprice Viennois."
Comedian Danny Thomas and
Marie (The Body) MacDonald
toured hospitals in New York,
Pennsylvania, Missouri, Oklahoma,
Nevada and Arizona.
There's nothing the veterans
like better, they reported, than to
see their favorite movie stars get
into (he same kind of trouble
they've been in.
. That's because in the movie the
heroes always get out.
"The convalescent vets want to
feel that their problems someday
will be solved," Thomas said.
SATURDAY, January 29
monthly revocation and suspension
toll also included 60 out-of-state
drivers caught driving drunk, 33
persons driving drunk and miscel
laneous; 40 driving after license
had been revoked, 30 for two of
fenses of drunken driving, 24 for
reckless driving and miscellaneous;
and 13 for two offenses of reckless
Use quick-frozen fruits as soon
as possible after defrosting.
BOY'S DfcEAM COMES THUfl
NEW YORK (UJ.) DyiiiB.
Steinman was a poor boy In Brook
lyn who sat under the Brooklyn
Bridge admiring Its beauty while .
the other boys played ball. Now
Dr. Steinman, winner of 'many
bridge designing awards, will spend
a year drawing plans and making
a survey for the modernization of
the famous bridge, dream of his
boyhood. ' : ; '
Want Ads bring quick results.
Main Street Kids
AL I'EAKCE and JANET MARTIN
Code Of Scotland Yard"
through the management
of this theatre present
a picture vitally important
to the rising generation!
It deals frankly with the
subject! rarely spoken of
above a whisper! .
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SUNDAY, January 30
"No Minor Vices
DANA ANDREWS and LILI PALMER
MONDAY, January 31
"Mom And Dad"
All Star Hollywood Cast
Women Only at 2 and 7 P. M. Men Only At 9 P. M.
TUESDAY, February 1
MARLENE DIETRICH, RANDOLPH SCOTT, JOHN WAYNE
AND IN PERSON ON THE STAGE
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Tardy Commuters Told
How To Blame It. II.
NEW YORK (UP.) The much
maligned Long Island Railroad,
whose trains seem to run late with
regularity, took a ribbing from one
of its commuters.
He handed a form to fellow pas
sengers. It explained to employers
that the commuter was late on the
Long Island because of , leav
ing a blank before these reasons:
Snow on tracks, a fish on tunnel
tracks, fireman lost his shovel,
heavy dew, cow on tracks, motor
man got lost.
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By Miss Jean Hall nationally known as an expert on the preparation
of foods for the Home Freezer and the preparation of frozen foods for
the table at the
Haywood County Farmers Co-operative
Whether or not you are interested in home
freezers or now have a home freezer, be sure
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Get the fascinating facts about frozen M
Get money saving hints on how to shop jTI
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Learn how to select, prepare, wrap and pack
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2 p. DDI,
Men are also invited.
LEARN how to live better and live cheap
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Miss Hall will be glad to answer all your
This is a golden opportunity for all of
you interested in the freezing of food and the
first time anything as complete has been of
fered in this locality.
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