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Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956
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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956 - File 048. 1956-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 25, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/699/show/677.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date December 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
Type
  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Energy & Sustainability Research Collection
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Transcript — and correction of various other elements is important, but the major reason for this examination is either to find cancer or to give each individual the remarkable peace of mind which comes from the doctor's assurance that there is no sign of that dread disease. Meanwhile, the search for a permanent cure for all cancer still keeps marching along. Despite the millions allotted by the federal government for cancer research, the ACS needs more private donations to further their work. Every dollar counts in the battle against this common enemy of all mankind. It has been estimated that with luck, plus diligent work and adequate financial aid for research, a permanent cure for cancer may be discovered as early as 1960. Millions of people — both victims and their families — pray fervently for the early discovery of such a cure. Progress is slow, but the search for a permanent cancer cure continues. Workers in busy laboratories continue- to spend long hours in endless research. It is felt that when cancer is cured, mankind will be well on the- way toward the eventual conquering of all dread diseases. end More Precious Than Gold (Continued from page 11) a state-run boarding school, and stay there until they are fully grown.4 Since the- goal of the American family is not to "build socialism" in our youth, wherein have we failed to provide American principles? Gordon H. Schroeder, writing in the Christian Herald, tells us: To disc-over how much time fathers and sons spi-nt together, three hundred seventh- .mil eighth-grade Inns kept an accurate record for a two-week period. The average time father and son Imel alone- together for an entire week was seven and one-half minutes. In a day when America's parenthood has its nose to the economic grindstone, our nation needs more Dads who can devote themselves to companionship with youngsters — who can provide the needed leadership in boys' clubs, in scouting, and in other youth activities. The sometimes clini- c.il approach of the trained social worker, while it is filling a basic and urgent need, should not be allowed to substitute completely for the companionship of interested, and interesting, parents. America, too, needs more mothers who can participate in children's school interests, and guide youthful steps into constructive paths in the hours after school. 'The Joneses' Standards May Be Too High Americas Mothers and Dads have decided, in many instances, that two pay checks are needed to provide modern conveniences. Family life has too often been placed on the altar of economic necessity. In those cases Page 46 where 'living up to the Joneses" is responsible, it might be pointed out that the Joneses often have no children, or that the character of their children is not tei be envied. The greatest need of America's youth is for both Mothers ancl Dads who are vitally interested in what their children are learning, both at school and at play, as well as through the media of radio, television, and the motion picture screen, through the printed weird in school books, newspapers, comic magazines, and Sunday school literature. A telling answer has been provided by youth itself. Lorraine Butler, a sttt- ele-nt at St. Aidan's school, Willistnn Park, New York, won an essay contest with the following composition: White Lies and Dishonest Tax Returns . . . What is juvenile delinquency? It is l.issls-ssiiess. disregard of the rights of others, dishonesty, hatred, and almost everything that is evil in the adult world reduced to juvenile scale. A child must learn hy example, tie should he told that stiiiul- ards of right anil wrong list not vary. If it is wrong for a child to lie, why then should he he forced to listen to the "white lies" of his parents? ... If it is wrong for a child to cheat, how can one explain a dishonest tax return? If it is wrong for a child to hate, how e-an an adult explain tin- c-ossip anel bad will that the c-hilel sensi-s in the adult world? ... A parent will show his lose by giving the child his time rather than his money — his example, rather than his gifts. To win tin love of a child, sou must first eommand his ri-spt-E-t. When a child lines anil respects his parents, lie will try to please them by good conduct. . . .B A thought-provoking analysis of the American educational system has re cently been made by Mrs. Rachel Thomas, an experienced exchange teacher from India, trained in child psychology. Mrs. Thomas believes that American education experts have gravely underestimate-el thc brains and ambition of the American child by equating interest with entertainment. As a result American school children are suffering from intellectual malnutrition. Where in all this maze of opportunity, she- asked, is the child given a chance to develop perseverance-, patience, and the- ability to concentrate? Mrs. Thomas' classes in America provided unaccustomed U> tellectual training ancl challenge to her students. She concluded that American children do not have to be tempted or hoodwinked in order to concentrate in id persevere. Instead of trying to tool them with "easy" spelling and "fun" arithmetic, she relied upon two powerful allies: children's natural intellectual curiosity ancl their desire to succeed. Her pupils rose- to the challenge and mastered a far more extensive area of study than our educational system usually allows them to tackle.'1 Mrs. Thompson's evaluation brings the- reader to the question: If so much less is required of the- students than they arc able anel willing to do, is a portion of the restlessness of todays youth chargeable to boredom through lack of intellectual challenge? A Dangerous Doctrine In 'Progressive Education' Sir Basil Henriques, one of Britain S top authorities on juvenile delinquency, ancl long-time chairman of the East London Juvenile Court, who vis- ite-d the United States earlier this year, said regarding tlie- system of "progressive" education followed in some schools: "Oh yes, 1 did want to speak nl that new kind eif discipline we both have, that is to be found in some ot the so-called - heaven only knows why — progressive schools. What most dangerous thing we are doing f°r our children, to let them go into a class that that morning calls for arith- metic — ancl that morning, the chil" doesn't feel like arithmetic. Who does, for heaven's sake? So Instead of doinP the job anyway, he goes and makes puppets or something. We are not leaching, 'I must, because I ought,'but >U. S. News ir World Report, S.-pt. 28. 1956. p. 57. . 'Congressional Record, July 5, Mrsli, p. A52»/■ •"Are 1'. S. Se-Iebbii! Children Being Cheated?" b> V. IliiiBiiiii-ll. Reader's Digest, Jeiiee-. 1956- Facts Forum News, December, 1956
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