The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 11, 1968 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 11, 1968
Page 8
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9tgt Twdv* •- BtytiievOt '(Ark.)' Courier News .-Tuesday, June TI, Astrological * Forecast * By CARROLL RIGHT£R> to determine yotu forecast, not* paTaEraim opposite da its whicis Include vmir birth dai* GENERAL TENDENCIES: Group activities of a materialistic nature or where persons of real prestige are concerned fire excellent for you today and tonight. Contact the most influential officials or heads of corporations and companions and let them know what you have in mind of a very matter- of-fact, mundane or praoSeal nature. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr; 19) 35e clever in stating to bigwig what you most desire and you find that he gives you a real boost. Stop trying to argue with a higher-up. Simply come out with your ideas in a very frank and soft-voiced way. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Listening with both e a r s to what an expert suggests can be helpful in making new arrangements that are modern and *orthwhile. Plan that little trip now for whatever your purpose, Get-together with whoever is going to accompany you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Stop fritting your time away and get busy discharging the responsibilities that are exclu- • sively your own. The evening is then good for making real time with heart throb. Let your savoir faire be expressed. MOON CHILDREN .(June 22 to July 21) You have plenty of spare time today, so live it up a bit. You have the ability to be very amusing — delight your buddies. Avoid anyone who isn't really interested in you, gives you the willies. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) You just have to get busy doing the work necessary at home if you are to start uptrend you tiesire. Now's the time to get 'rid of that annoying situation, etc. that's been keeping you down. Be your swaggering best. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) Call those individuals with whom you want to enjoy some hobby. You need to get out of that blue funk, so get an early start. Stop being'so stiff and let your hair down somewhat. Get into the swing of things. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) No better day than this for that extra shopping, looking up old buddies and making new ones, New Liberty Notes & News Miss Jamie Leasure of Little Rock is visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira N. Koonce. Koonce. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Koonce Sr. entertained the Koonce Family reunion in their home Saturday. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Koonce of Risco, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Max Koonce of Steele, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Koonce of Joiner, and Mr. and Mrs. B. Otis Koonce, Mrs. Bert Ross, all of Blytheville. Miss Joan Lutes and Robert Louis Davis returned to Dallas, Tex., Sunday after visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lutes. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Moody and family of Trenton, N. J., were also guests of the Lutes. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Eubanks were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Eubanks in.Jonesboro. Miss Mary Tom Stephenson 0: Joiner was the week-end guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Stephenson. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Eu banks of West Memphis were guests Sunday of Mrs. P.E. Eubanks. Mrs. Eubanks accompanied them home for a visit. Mrs. W. A. Nash and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Nash attended the graduation exercises of Mrs. W. A'. Nash's granddaughter, Miss Donna Ross, in Niles, Mich., over the weekend. .Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Eubanks spent the weekend in Mountain • View. •'Mrs. Pearl Voss, and Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Stanely and family, all of El Dorado, Ark., arrived Tuesday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lutes. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lovelady of Torrance, Calif., were lucent guests of 'Mr. and Mrs. William Langley. ,'Bev. and Mrs. Thomas Lang- 'hjy ?nd family of Walcott were '' ijSuih/ay guests of Mr. and Mrs, McNaufht SyalKtU In*. some bookkeeping, etc. Making sure those statements are made out properly is very important. Do write that letter to one you love. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Be a more thoughtful associate and consult with the others before you make some important move. Please them. And if they have something planned, get .in on it with alacrity and efficiency. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You are appreciative of the finer things of life almost more than any other sign, so be alert to better ways of making more money. That clever business person you know can give you a corking idea. Accept it. CAPRICORN (Dec. .22 to Jan. 20) It's all right .to follow your inclinations today, but be sure these are on a bigger scale than heretofore. You can contact fine business people at social affairs. Do so. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19? You just have to get those business affairs thoroughly strightened out if you want to advance, even if dull. Show others your human qualities. Don't be so busy you can't see how others are suffering. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Really show others lhat you are a good pal by entertaining them, giving them a hand where it is most needed. Add new ones to present roster. Join some club that is to your liking, where you fit in naturally. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ... he, or she, will be one of those very clever young people, who early in life, will always be focusing upon the very thing that will bring in the most money. The field of business is best here, especially where new ideas are needed. However, teach early to complete one thing before going on to another. Teach ethics. Resurrection City No By TOM TIEDE NEA Staff Correspondent , obvious why young Leroy Davis I is without a handkerchief these WASHINGTON - (NEA) - days. He is a citizen of Res«-••'- —~ 1n *°i">° = urrection City, the crusading campground of the Poor Peo-' pie's Campaign, and as such he is without many personal essentials, most common comforts, and all luxuries. ; ; When it rains, Leroy gets wet; his plywood roof leaks. When the nights turn cold, Leroy does too; he has only a thin jacket. When his nose runs or his food spatters, Leroy, for want of a tissue, uses his sleeve. And the boy is hardly; alone. There are several hundred other kids here in the same fix, or worse. Some have parents, some don't. Their one common bond is that none of them has much. , There are infants who, for lack of bathing facilities, are being cleaned with' rubbing alcohol. There are howling toddlers collecting splinters from the rows of rough-wood shelters. There are elementary:schoolers Leroy Davjs, age 10, takes a bite from a baloney sandwich and chews at the bulge in the side of his mouth. "Your nose is running, Leroy," somebody says. The sandwich is deteriorated from misuse and manipulation. It is flecked with foreign matter. The mustard' has soaked through the bread to discolor the crust. But a second bite is eaten, and another; chomp, chomp. "Leroy! Your nose!" The lad nods, then stuffs'the sandwich into his coat pocket. He searches his sleeve for a clean spot and quickly wipes it across his face. "Gone now?" he asks. "No, why don't you blow it?" "Can't." "Why not?" "Well," the boy says, smiling, "I don't got any handkerchief." On close examination, it is whose formal education is suddenly over. There are teen-agers who are bored.- : • Surely, nobody in Resurrection City has it easy. It's not a rest: spa. Its purpose is privation. But the kids, lacking the j kids are .up insight of'camp goals, or the ' strength of camp resolve, are easily the most piteous of the They gets awful darn dirty f" here." Mrs. Edwards has five children of her own in camp. They live in an enclosed lean-to bordering a reflecting pond. lot. Adults here, for the most part are used to misery. For many of the kids new. The shacks they migrated from at 1 e a s i had the snugness of home fires and regulation. This new place has nothing but; confusion and frustration. . ' There; is, as example, a sad lack of convenient washing water inside the camp. So much so that many kids now move outside the gates to find relief. A number of nearby drinking fountains. have .been converted into washrooms; Kids brush teeth, ..clean, hands, even wash hair in the fountains. On occasion, when accumulations of dirt, neglect and exposure -. have created very real possibilities of mass disease and. illness, the children have been loaded into buses and taken to shower and scour at area churches. ; ' ; But there's one bright spot: dental and medical care is readily; available — and for free. A Resurrection i City' resident simply ;'walks 50 yards outside the compound to a pair of public health vans. Volunteer around - the - clock service. If doctors provide KIDS MAKE THEIR OWN FUN in Resurrection City, where toys arc almost nonexistent and there's not much to do except ''just run 'round and 'round" and get "awful Sarn dir.ty." necessary, the afflicted can be sent to one of several Washington' hospitals. - . ; ... In fact, according to Dr. Ar ; thur. Frank, coj- chairman of the local chapter of the Medical Committee for Human Riglits, : 'Resurrection City people probably receive better medical care than the average Washington resident. "It's right on. the spot arid there is no cost," he explains. "I don't know," grumbles Mrs. Virginia Edwards of Chicago, "this just ain't a fit place for little ones. They ain't noth- not quiet until near midnight. Days are very, very long. Unfortunately, not around to help shorten anything. Mrs. Edwards says she "ain't seen him in a long time." The youngest of the Edwards brood wears diapers, which is a special misfortune in Resurrection City. The mother only a few diapers on hand, the child soils them "like crazy," and laundry areas are few and far between. MORE MORE MORE The baby, Mrs. Edwards admits, "is just dirty most always." Some, older children here have similar hygienic problems. They are wetting their-beds at night because it is far easier than getting up and Agoing to the: lavatory. -Chemical toilets are :&>. half block from many family quarters. And once the beds are wet, they usually stay wet ... at least untU the air of day dries them' out.' Sheets and blankets are as tightly rationed as most other things here; Extra household or persbnalitems are seldom plentiful. A communal supply depot has been established at the edge of the camp, but the .inventory is limited, spoty, and generally inadequate. Much of. it is. worse than well-worn. The great ma- jority.of it is tailored for.adults. Actually the camp communal is'a disappointment for the kids in more ways than one. If children's clothing is scarce, it is at least in evidence.- Other kids' commodities' are not. The toy supply, for one thing, is especially slim.' ..... .. Recently, an Alabama mother visited the distribution center in hopes. of finding a toy for her son. She explained that he was A NEGRO YOUTH gulps a half pint of milk amid the plywood lean-tos that house the citizens of Resurrection City. The A-frame shelters leak when it rains and offer little Diotection from the cold. getting restless. an of"How about this doll? 1 ing for them to do. The ones ij ficial asked, got just run''round and'round. I "It ain't got no arms," the woman observed. "Here's a trike." "It ain't pedals." The woman looked further. She rummaged through the pile for 15 minutes. Finally she 'took a small truck. She shook her head and left. wheels. This is the way it is for the children of Resurrection City. This is the way it's supposed to be; Dirt, discomfort, and toy trucks with no wheels. It's not much fun. As 10-year-old Leroy Davis puts it: "I hope it starts gettinj warmer pretty soon. Sniff. Things'll be a. lot, lot better when the warm we a t h e'fr comes." . •'•''• Q_who is considered Ama> ica's first' musical composer?; A—Francis. Hopkinson, author of "Seven Songs," which is said to be the first book of music to be published by an American composer. FRENCH NOVELIST Rbmain Gary discusses a scene in "Birds of Peru" with his wife, Jean Seberg, who is starring in the Dim. the movie marks Gary's debut as a director. Father's Day Gifts... Whenever the game calls for that well-coordinated look, Jantzen has a nice approach. Sweaters, slacks and golf shirts... all made for each other. Here: Ttia Jan-Press half turtle pullover In airy mesh knit. Washes and packs beautifully; never needs Ironing. 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