The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1966 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 19, 1966
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RyftMfflt Mi*.)' Owrhr Newi - TUeMay, April 19, 19M - ftp ALMOST BEADY TO GO—Despite difficulties with finances, the new San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transportation District is making rapid progress toward beginning operations. Rill-scale model, top, of streamlined cars shows detachable forward pod with space for train attendant and automatic control equipment. Normally, trains will be operated automatically from a central computer, but attendant will be abl« to tafrfi over controls in any emergency. Car interior i» shown at bottom. Julie Christie, Lee Marvin and 'Oscar' By GENE HANDSAKER SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Britain's Julie Christie, rugged Lee Marvin and "The Sound of Music" won the top Oscars — with, the President's daughter Lynda Bird Johnson a guest star in the audience. The blonde Miss Christie was honored at Monday night's 38th annual Academy Awards as an English model who sleeps her way to success with a succession of high and low society figures in "Darling." Hands to face, sobbing but gleeful, she gasped: "I don't know what to say except to thank everyone concerned — especially my darling John Schlesinger (the director) for this wonderful picture." Said Marvin, the roaring drunk gunfighter of "Cat Ballou," after prolonged, thunderous applause indicating a popular choice: "Half of this (Oscar) belongs to a horse someplace out In the valley" — a reference to the dilapidated nag he rode in the Western film. It was one of the hardest-to- predict Oscar races in years. Much sentiment favored Rod Steiger as "The Pawnbroker." There were predictions that "Ship of Fools" or "Doctor Zhivago" would win as best picture. One of the closest contests was between two Julies, good friends. Julie Andrews — who didn't win for "The Sound of Music" — did accept an Oscar for its director, Robert Wise, now at work on another picture in Hong Kong. "It gives me the greatest pleasure to accept," said Miss Andrews, radiant in an orange gown. "I know he's heartbroken not being here this evening." The brilliantly melodic "Sound ef Music" — In which Miss Andrews was again nominated for her role as a governess as when she won in "Mary Popptns" a year ago — won the best picture award. The award for best performance by an actor in a supporting roll went to Martin Balsam in "A Thousand Clowns." H« played a "quare" buiinesa lue- ceis, the older brother of happy- go-lucky Jason Robards. Beit performance by an ac- trau in a supporting role: Shelley Winters, brutal mother of a blind girl in "A Patch of Blue." It was Miss Winteri' itcond Oiwr - ibt first such twin victory for any 'actress. She won in 1959 as a dowdy Dutch housewife in "The Diary of Anne Frank." The supposedly blind girl of "A Patch of Blue" - Elizabeth Hartman, in her first movie — was nominated for a starring Oscar. Hollywood's annual big night went off with all the traditional hoopla — blinding kleig lights and stands full of shrieking fans outside the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. One .of the loudest ovations was for Lynda Bird Johnson, 22, escorted by actor George Hamilton, 26. She was in a brown fur jacket over an orange dress; he, tanned and smiling, in white tie and tails. Hamilton, with Patty Duke, presented the Oscar for the best achievement in sound to "The Sound of Music." That film and "Doctor Zhivago" each won five awards. "The Sound of Music" is the sixth musical in the Awards' 38-year history to win the best-picture Oscar. Quipmaster Bob Hope, presiding for the 12th time, was up to his usual form: "George Hamilton Is here with a beautifully feathered friend, Lynda Bird Johnson. If he plays his cards right he may be the second Hamilton in the White House. "We welcome Lynda Bird, and this is a nice switch — someone from Washington coming to Hollywood." On actor-politicans: "Sitting here are the stars of today and the senators of tomorrow." On Oscar rivalries: "Tonight we forget old feuds and start new ones." Consoling the losers: "After all, the queen lost India, and she's still working." Hope himself received an honor—a gold medal, the first ever awarded by the academy, bearing a miniature replica of the Oscar. It was for his "unique and distinguished.serv- ice" to the industry and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "You finally got your Oscar," somebody remarked backstage :o Hope, whose stock gag every year is that, while he presides, ie never wins. It's a pup, but it's fine," said tfope, eyeing the tiny figure on the medal. "I didn't know Oscars had children." Hope previously has received four other citations from the academy. Other top awards: Best foreign language film: 'The Shop on Main Street," made behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia. Best song: "The Shadow of Your Smile," from "The Sand- )iper." Best screen play based on material from another medium: 'Doctor Zhivago," by Robert Bolt. Best story and screen play written directly for the screen: 'Darling," by Frederick Raphael. Wei Tan, < 3rd Century Chinese inkman, reputedly beat the ingredients in his ink 30,000 times. His recipe called for an ounce ef pearls and a half-ounce of muik, among other thlngi. The musk masked the unpless ant odor. The pearls probably w«n thrown ia (or thow. GIs Life.,,.Part 2 Heat, Dirt, Bugs and Little Children -This Is Cu Chi Viet N- (Ebttfift'S NOTE-Even as the rumors mounted of an offensive against a Viet Cong stronghold, young Clark Richie got an unexpected break in rou- line — an assignment to teach English to some Vietnamese children. But then, it was back to camp, and the heat, the dirt, and the bugs, awaiting the end of another day, the second in five momentous days in GI's life. By JOHN NANCE CU CHI, South Viet Nam (AP) — The dust lay 10 inches deep on the road. It swirled up and nearly blinded the squinting soldier riding on the back seat of the Jeep. He cradled his rifle and looked toward a line of trees for possible Viet Cong snipers. The soldier, Pfc. Clark Richie of Jay, Okla., was riding into Chi from the base camp of :he 2nd Brigade ef the 25th Infantry Division. Cu Chi, about 20 miles northwest of Saigon, is in the heart of a Viet Cong stronghold and the Americans had moved in a month previously determined to stay. Richie, 22, red-haired and freckled, manned a machine ;un on the camp perimeter. He lad seen buddies wounded and killed there. But this Tuesday)quick minds and politeness, ig to Cu Chi to meet 'Each child stood to he was going i the village chief and to start teaching English to the children. He was one of three men from B Company selected for the job that hopefully would improve relations between the Vietnamese and American soldiers. The villagers had been cold and aloof to the GIs when recite and several little girls charmed him as they shyly rolled their large, dark eyes. Richie would teach the class twice a week — a sharp change in the wearisome routine of guard duty, patrols, lining up for meals, washing clothes in a steel helmet, cleaning weapons, scrounging for a chunk of ice they came in late 'anuary. jand a cold beer, and gritting The Americans' reached town teeth and slapping at at the appointed time. But the village chief was out and they had to hunt him down at a church a couple of miles away. Introductions completed, the soldiers were taken to the school. Richie, who had two years at an Oklahoma junior college, was looking forward to teaching although he had no experience. He was assigned a roomful about 60 children, 5- to 8-year- olds. They sat intently behind their desks, the boys on one side of the room, the girls on the other. The hour went fast. From mimeographed sheets and an interpreter the children learned to say "How are you," "Fine, thank you," "Please repeat that," and half a dozen more simple phrases. Richie was pleased by their NEWS BRIEFS WASHINGTON (AP) - The daughters of the American Revolution are celebrating their diamond jubilee 75th anniversary this week. WASHINGTON (AP) -Jesus Vargas, Filipino secretary-general of the Southeast Asia Trea- y Organization, says he is optimistic that allied nations can halt the thrust of communism in Asia. Vargas, who Is on his first •isit to the United States, said 'the efforts being made by the United States ought to 'ie fully appreciaed — particularly by Asians and generally by the free world." PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 'rotestant church loader says relations among America's ma- or religious groups have never leen better. Dr. Sterling W. Brown, presi- lent of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, said, however, that "religious groups ihould mobilize their full re- iources to extend full rights to Negroes, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Orientals and disadvan- aged citizens." CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -. The physicians and the patient are not morally DO'jid to prolong a life of excessive pain through extraordinary means, says the executive director of the Catholic Hospital Association. "When death is imminent and Inevitable," said the Rev. John Flanagan of St. Louis, Mo., "it is neither scientific nor humane to use artificial life sustainers to protract the life of a patient." PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Unversity Museum of the University of Pennsylvania has been invited by Libya to undertake restoration of the principal structures in the ancient ruins at Leptis Magna. The restoration project is expected to be one of tie largest ever undertaken. CHICAGO (AP) - The number of physicians per capita in the United States is ''ncreasing, the American Medical Association says. At the end of 1965 there was one physician for every 681 persons, compared with ona for each 737 persons in 1960, the AMA said. i the swarms of mosquitoes and ants that infested the area. One bright spot in the routine was mail call. After a dinner of roast beef, potatoes and gravy, broccoli and grapefruit juice, Richie got a letter from his girl friend, Sally Dietrich, 18, of Jay. She wrote regularly and Richie took the letter this evening to a sandbag under the bamboo beside his bunker. "A fine letter," he said. "Definitely, a damn fine letter." The day had been routine as far as the war was concerned. All day the artillery of the brigade rained shells on the guerrilla positions in tunnels and trenches in the plantation. But all this had become common to the GIs. Yet despite the lack of direct contact with the fighting, the soldiers —Richie, the veterans of Korea, and the fresh 18-year- olds — thought a lot about it. A major operation against the "Charlies," as they called the Viet Cong, had been rumored the day before. Details were added today and it was said to be the first helicopter assault of the division, with Richie's company making the first landing into terirtory that twice before had repelled attacks by Vietnamese and U.S. troops. Richie, who had served in Viet Nam previously as a helicopter machine gunner, pondered the possible battle. Several of his friends had been killed in the last month. Still, he said, "I guess a fight would be th'e best thing for us. That's what we're here for. The waiting a'nd wondering about when we'll fight is the worst part of being here. We know we're going ouj. We might as well get started." It was now dark. The night patrol passed by, on its way Into the enemy area. r Richie took the first night watch and sat silently atop tha bunker, his machine gun ready. The others went to sleep. Next: "Why do we fight here?" How To Hold FALSE TEETH More Firmly in Place Doyour lalsa teeth annoy and «fcj- barrass by slipping, flropplng or WOB- Wing wnen you e« laugh or talliT Just sprinkle a little FASTEETHxsn your piates.This alkaline moa-acid) powder Holds false teetn'jiore flrmlr ana more comfortably. No gummy, gooey, pasty taste or feellng.Does not sour. Checks "plate odor" (denturs breath). Get FASTEETH toflw ••» drug counters everywhere. Go 1st class. Go Buick Special. Go see your Buick dealer. 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