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-AT, Novrrrrot 11. mt
" -e you been to school recently? If you haven't, you should.
Schools have changed a lot since yoa went, especially If you attended
school twenty or, more year ago. You will be surprised by what you
fjnd. Whether that surprise is pleasant or not depends upon what you
expect to find. If also depend upon your education since ' you have
. left the school room, it you have kept up with trends in education, if
you have growtr with the school system, continued to learn, to keep
' an 6pen mind. 1 i ,
. This week in November is a good time to attend, the school in
your community. It is National Education Week. Many parents will
go ' the invitation of their Children and their children's teachers,, But
even if yoa have no children, or if your children have graduated and
gone on to college or the world, you ought to go to school this week.
You owe it to yourself as an investor to find out where your tax dollars
are going, how they are being spent Certainly if you express opinions
' about your schools, you" should have a little first hand knowledge; You
cant have an honest opinion without knowing at least a few of the facts.
Statistics can be-dull and boring. They can also be shocking and
alarming. It all depends upon what they are used tq prove, or disprove,
.fey whom they are tised and for what purpose. You can take the same
set of figures and prove two opposite theories if you are clever enough
in your interpretation of the figures. ' . . 't. ,. ,.
" Pick up any current magazine. Almost surely you will find an ar.
, ticle or a series Of articles on ."What, is wrong with our schools?", "Why
are the schools failing?", "Crisis in the School System.", etc., etc."
You can pick any title at random, often several pieces with the same
title. You can xead them all, mark them well, digest the figures offered
io prove the theories of the author. You won't be much wiser when you
have finished. - Too many of them diagnose the disease but offer no
cure: more of them deal in generalities with .no specific recommends,
tions for improvements except physical ones.
We all know the authors of -these articles as well as the readers,
the teachers, parents and taxpayers, that our schools are overcrowded
and understaffed. But so are all other public institutions. Even private
schools are crowded, straining their facilities to the breaking point.
The. price of everything in a school room goes up year by year, but the
teachers' salaries are the slowest of all. In a few years the problem of
overcrowding will be far more acute. By 1960 the high school enroll-
spent, will be up two million and stiu going up.
We look at our tax bill and shudder at what will come then. We
wonder if we can build new buildings at such a rate, if, after we get
the new buildings and new equipment, we can staff them adequately.
Where are the teachers coming from to teach all these students?
I believe that without teachers, good teachrs, all the shining new
equipment vis worthless. A truly good teacher will inspire a love of
learning in her students no matter how poor the physical facilities.
Conversely, a poor teacher will not use the most modern equipment
wisely, and may do a child much harm, instilling in him a hatred of
school, or even worse, any higher authority . . since to him government
and school will become almost synonymous, and he will have contempt
lor both. '
Teachers hold in their hands the. destinies of our children, and the
future of our counrty. No profession is so rewarding or so little re
warded. A teacher must have a sense of dedication, a love for her work
ana ror tfte children under her, to rise above the lack of coopration.
me incessant ana usually baseless criticism that she has to. endure.
It is a doctrine of Christianity (St. Luke X. 7) that the laborer is
worthy of his hire. We have never applied this to our teachers for
some snort-sighted reason. No person in the community is of greater
importance or so grossly underpaid. We might well consider Plato's
reminder that the direction .in which education starts a man will deter
mine his future life, ' ' , J (- t - - ' , ;
'So during this week at least, take time to visit your school. Look
around you, listen to what you hear; If you have any ideasof your own
for the Improvement of the school, then write them to the teacher,
the school board, the principal. If you find things worthy of praise,
then for goodness sake, give, the praise where it Is due. If you dont
understand things, then ask questions. There is no better way to learn
anything. v . -...',
Just don't .sit back at home and find fault with the schools, the
system, the 'teachers. You have no right to do that, certainly if you
haven't taken the trouble to find out what you are talking about And
you may learn a lot of thing you. never knew before. "
. . " -. . " - . , HELEN CALDWELL CUSHMAjT
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Daring the time when I lived In Duplin. Connty, t had occasion
to visit the schools often, especially those in KenansviUe. I was '
, amased, an still amased at what I .found there, I found better
schools than In moat places In which I hare. lived, finer teachers,
' more eager pupils. Most important to me was the real cooperation
between the school and the citizens of the community, men and
women of the calibre of Dallas Herring, for Instance, who has dene
so much for education and the schools of Duplin County. I found
a deep Interest In the schools In the farmers, the lawyers, the
business men, the dub women of the county. The parents attended
school functions in great numbers. And I am convinced that no- '
. where in the United States Is there s better art and music festival
than In Duplin. The children wlU lead richer, fuller Uvea because
of their interest of the citizens. Bow much other places suffer by
comparison. !! i , ; -.,v.. . ,.; i
As Lord1 Broughham wrote, "Education makes people easy to
lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to en
slave." If American ideals are going to survive the battle for the
minds and loyalties of men, we must have s well-educatled citi
zenry." .. ,
Hurricane Damaged Trees Are
To Bark Beetles
' 4 No Athlete's Heart
"Athlete's Heart" is myth. Judg
ing by results of a series of tests
made recently on former champion
athletes. It used to he said that ath
letes suffer enlarged hearts and die
of heart diseases before their time.
The fact is fhat former athlete are
in better condition than the average
middle-aged man, - -
The average former' athlete test
ed had a more efficient heart and
Ijalood circulation, better feet, strong.
er hands, wider shoulders, smaller
hips, and. ' less ; bay window than
others of his age. Their general con
dition showed they are more ready
for action and better able to toler
ate stress,. They are. more agile and
have better muscular endurance.
There were, of course, a few ex
ceptionsmen who, after Winning a
title, lapsed into sedentary life,
ate heavily, smoked and drank too
much, and so tore down the mag
nificent physiques built up by ath
letic training. Those who kept, ac
tive, however, ' eje physically su
perior, and so is the average of all
the champions tested.-! ,t:'4v.:'' ''
But -what of , the man who has
never been an athlete, who has led
a sedentary 'life until reaching mid
dle age? ' He is somewhat over
weight, has rising blood pressure
and sluggish circulation, ; doesnt
sleep well Just doesn't; feel very
well. Can he change his ways and
start to improve his condition, or is
it dangerous for him to begin to
be physically active so late in life?
He can and should begin , to re
condition himself, with the- approv-
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. If trees blown down' or partically
uprooted by Hurricane Hazel are
allowed to remain as they are now,
they are likely to become "ah ex
tremely serious breeding ground"
for bark beetles by next spring and
This warning was issued last week
by Robert L. Scheer, in charge of
forest tree pest and disease control
work for the Department of Con
servation and Development's Divi
sion of Forestry.
Pine stands in many sections of
the State, especially in the eastern
area, Sheer said, were already ser
iously weakened by the severe
drought of the past two years and
the recent hurricane helped com
pound their weaknened condition,
thus making them more susceptible
to attacks from insects.
The Ips engraver beetit, Scheer
said, is now scattered over much of
Eastern North Carolina.
"This insect," he added, "ordina
rily causes little damage, but it has
grown increasingly aggressive as
the drought continued. This bettle
is now killing trees which would
usually be able to resist its attacks.
The additio nof pines downed or
injured by the recent hurricane
could make conditions so good for
this type of bettle that it might
well cause substantial damage to
While the southern pine beetle,
which is a tar more serious killer
of three than the Ips engraver beet
le, has not been reported in the
area hit by Hurricane Hazel, Scheer
said it is "quite conceivable" that
the Southern pine beetles might be
gin to appear in the eastern section
unless killed or damaged trees are
given the proper kind of attention.
The Southern pine bettle, Scheer
added, is now known to be infesting
pines in several western areas and
some have been reported in past
years in the sectidns hit by the re
Scheer urged landowners to sal
vage for pulpwood and saw timber
all of the three that were downed
or damaged by the hurricane. The
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salvaging shuld be done during the
winter months. Insects and diseases
are already damaging North 'Caro
lina woodlands to the extent of a
bout $10,000,000 annually and should
a bark beetle epidemic result from
the hurricane damage, the annual
losses would be materially increas
ed, Scheer said.
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make his neighbors believe it.
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