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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 049. 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/678.

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Facts Forum. (1956-12). Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956 - File 049. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/699/show/678

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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
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • 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 the- most dangerous dextrine- of 'I see. I want, 1 take.*" We have an alarming spectacle lure, he said, of parents being terrified of their children. "Instead of using their paternal anel maternal instincts, parents rely on cheap books .about psychiatry — which they don't understand — and are afraid to repress the child. The result is that the child runs the home." Sir Basil feels that television is the pernicious poison of America, "f find nothing but shooting, prison scenes, Divorces, teen-age girls going wrong," he commented. "You can just twiddle on it any time of clay or night. It doesn't give children time to read, or think, or dream." This authority on juvenile- delinquency expressed disgust with our stringent requirements for social workers in youth groups, saying: "I have- so frequendy heard of someone in a youth group, or someone helping youngsters to use their leisure time, Oh, he isn't trained,' or 'She isn't a trained social worker.' saiel in a tone of contempt. I'm sick to death of pained social workers! I don't mind how many degrees, nor how many BOUTS ancl years someone- has worked for those degrees! What good is he if he hasn't an understanding heart?"' IVrong Signposts — Wrong Road Surely the "duck-cut," levi-clad, bather-jacketed misfits in our urban areas are directly traceable to tele- Vision and movie representations of youth, as well as to comic strip characters. Those youngsters whose training has not provided them with thc ability to choose what is fine, tine! to exercise discrimination in rejecting what is un- lesirable, arc prone Iii mimic tbe bold banner of dress, the- hard-faced mien, that they may assure the world they pave reached a stature- where attention is due them. Our youth needs to he given beauty and refinement to emulate, together with the desire to enrich ancl improve their appearances and their lives. A prominent school official in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Joseph Manch, noted in bis handling of juveniles how shabbily and "thuggishly" they pressed. He suggested to the Inter- 'ligb School Student Council, representing Buffalo's fourteen public high Schools that thev might want to take Up respectable- dress as a project. The students drew up thc following r<i iiiiiinenilations mi proper dress for 'm is Forum News, December. '956 Robert A. Robiotser, Associate County Agent isecond from right , instructs Dallas County 4-H Club members in "land judging." The 4-H program is a part of the national educational system of cooperative extension work carried on through the U. S. Department of Agriculture, state land-grant colleges, and individual counties. academic high schools: Recommended tor bins: Du-ss shirt and tie eir conservative sport shirt and tic with suit jacket, sport coat or Sweater; standard trousers or khakis, clean and neatly pressed; shoe's polished; white bucks acceptable. Not recommended for bins: Dungarees or soiled, impre-sscd khakis; T-shirts and swe-at shirts; extreme shoe styles, including hobnail or motorcycle boots. Recommended for carls; Blouses, sws*.iters, blouse and sweater, jacket with blouse or sweater; skirts, jumpers, suits or conservative dresses; appropriate shoes for rest oi costume. Not recommended for yirls: V-neck sweaters without Islsmss-; Bermuda shorts. kilts, party-type dresses, slacks of any kind; ornate jewelry; T-shirts anil sweat shirts. Fitting should be "appropriate anil modest." Tlie response in all of Buffalo's fourteen high schools was instantaneously good. One of the high schools installed a full-length mirror at the head of a stairway where students pass. Over the mirror was the inscription: "Look! 'Ibis is \iiit. Are sou satisfied'.-1" Dr. Manch reported that thc improvement in dress bail resulted in an improvement in attitudes, as well, in the Buffalo schools, anel that even youngsters in elementary grades, e-mii- lating their older brothers and sisters, are dressing better.8 A recent repent by the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency regarding the- effects of entertainment media on American youth calls for meire- stringent application of the Movie (-'ode, a cleanup ol advertising, and submission of filmed television shows to the Hollywood Code Authority for seals of approval. Mr. William H. Mooring testified before this subcommittee in an attempt to document evidence of increasing brutality, crime, and immorality in movies and tele-vision. His stated purpose in furnishing testimony was to show that movies and television do affect human behavior patterns, especially among youths; that the Movie Code had been relaxed to a dangerous degree, and that movie people had been showing less and less concern for youngsters in the audience; also that film advertising had been getting morally worse, ancl that a race had developed between movies and television trying to outdo each other with entertainment exploiting sex and crime. Massacre Scenes Outlawed In expressing his gratification that tin- Senate Subcommittee's final report agreed with his testimony, he reports that "Even as the subcommittee on juvenile delinquency published its recommendations that Hollywood should more rigidly enforce its own voluntary code to curb criminal violence on the screen, two brothers, Frank and Walter Seltzer, were warring with the code administration. "They were adamant that a scene of gangsters committing a machine-gun /,.,„. \t.,,,ii -.. i'1-.ii. ' \.i Unusual Cure for Delinquency," by Dick Wert, e-Iee/'ei. Morning Seas, M.es 25, L956. Page 41
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