Miller, Harry G.

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2 - II Dorado (Ark.) II Dorado Times — Wednesday, July 20,1966 'Boy Scout Week' Is Set By United Campaign Committee ThiJ week has been set aside as “Boy Scout Week" by the public relations committee at the El Dorado United Campaign in order that those in charge of the program may say “thank you” to all who have contributed directly or through the United Campaign. John Schuler Benson is chair- It is built around the out-of- doors and teaches the skills for outdoor living. The Union District office is located at 801 East 6th St. in El Dorado. man of the Union District of De Soto Area Council. The six operating chairmen are Bob Sweeney, organization and extension; Knox White, leadership training; Dr. Robert Benton, health and safety; John Oswald, finance; Bob Merkle, advancement; and Bill Harris, camping and activities. Scouting began in Union County in 1923, and the late Harry Miller was scoutmaster. There were 94 boys in Scouting at that time. Scouting has grown through the years and about 1,500 boys were served this year in El Dorado and Union County. Outdoor skills continue to be major features of the summer Scout activities by Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. Boy Scout Troops will follow the theme, “On, In, and Under the Water." Through the waterfront program at Camp Log- oly and the swimming instructions at the “Bis Splash” activities, Scouts wul learn water safety and practice physical fitness. The “Big Splash” is an annual event in the Union District. The district uses the Youth Pool each evening for an entire week and furnishes swimming and lifesaving instructions for the Scouts of El Dorado. The activities are climaxed by a waterfront carnival with prizes given for winners in best swimmer, the boy who shows the greatest progress for the week, and the winner of each race. Scouting does not attempt to replace other organizations or institutions but supplements the youth programs. Scouting is an educational movement. Douglas Mum On Charges 01 Unfitness GOOSE PRAIRIE, Wash. (UPI) —Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas had no comment on congressional criticism on his fourth marriage, but he had plenty to say regarding his application to visit Red China. Douglas is honeymooning at his secluded Cascade Mountains ranch here with his 23-year-old bride, the former Cathleen Curran Heffernan of Portland, O. Both declined comment on a resolution Monday by a group of congressmen seeking to have the House Judiciary Committee investigate the “moral character” of Douglas. Regarding his application to the State Department for permission to go to China. Douglas said he nad wanted to visit there since his trip to the Far East in 1950. ‘This has not been a popular thing," he said, “but now more and more people are beginning to realize that it is necessary. “If we go, it will be symbolic of the kind of thing 1 think all Americans should be able to do." He added that he thought Chinese should be able to visit the United States. Mrs. Ruth McElviy Speaker At BPW "Sorry, Wrong Number" was the topic of an address Tuesday night to members of the El Dorado of to

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  1. The El Dorado Times,
  2. 20 Jul 1966, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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