The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 22, 1966
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[One-Fourth of Mankind » TK. S»at«t by Den and John Lana FEUDAL 60CIETVJN THS TIMB OP CHOU: Noble* and •Lesser Man*. •• . In the Chou age originated, the I and concepts which have governed, the tonal \ and political life of the Chinese to the doof I step oi modem to»»e». 1 —Helmut G. Colin • Uke wielders of. the sword who were to I come after them, the warlike Chou'were to I adopt and modify and enrich with new ideas I the civilization they conquered in 1122 B. C. I To govern such a vast territory and its sub; I ject population, a feudal system was instituted; I similar in many respects to the feudalism in I Europe 2,000 years later. Vassal princes owed I nominal allegiance to the Son of Heaven, who I was both political and religious head of the I state, and followed, in both peace and war, an I elaborate code of chivalry called "Li." Chou society, like the Shang before it, was divided into not*»-4he tnndred .dan*"— and peasantiy—the "lesser men." The latter, without property and without rights, tilled their lords' lands in common. The Chou valued learning. Both intellectual Btudies like writing and mathematics, and physical skills like archery and charioteering comprised the education of the sons of the aristocracy. Cultural progress continued..Tools of iron, the plow, the crossbow and metal coinage came into use. The wealth of the leisure class fostered art in the form .of brush and ink, lacquered'furniture, objects of precious metals, jade figurines. Astronomers studied the stars and calculated the length of the year. In 771 B.C., a barbarian invasion from the steppes forced the Chou kings to move their capital of thi central, authority and the rise of independent states—some petty and some as large as modern European nations—who fought and absorbed one another. A "league of nations" failed to provide a formula for peace and beginning-in the fifth century B.C;, three hundred years of increasingly devastating "world wars" ensued, known as the Era of the Warring States. Just before this period, however, a man of peace and wisdom and lofty ideals emerged, the greatest figure in Chinese history. Amid a disintegrating society, he sought the answers to the fundamental questions of how men might attain moral perfection and live together in harmony. His-name was Confucius. NEXT: The Sage Of Ln GIs Life...Part 5 The Test of a Man Has Come (EDITOR'S NOTE — D-Day, Clark Richie of Jay, Okla., only 22, and his buddies moved out for the attack against the Viet Cong. Through the steaming jungle they went in search of the elusive enemy on this fear- filled Friday, the last of five testing days in the life of a GI.) By JOHN NANCE CU CHI, South Viet Nam (AP)—The men groped in the darkness as the clicks and clanks of pistol belts, helmets and rifles mixed with hoarse whispers of "Let's go, let's go." Pfc. Clark Richie of Jay, Okla., already was set. He had taken the last watch of the night atop the bunker and was wide awake now at 5:45 this Friday morning. Richie, 22, was the machine gunner for B Company. His team would be in the first wave of this morning's attack. They were going after the Viet Cong in a stronghold the enemy had held for decades. Then a swarm of dots appeared far off in the sky—the helicopters Were coming to take them to the attack point. * * * The helicopters landed and their vibrating shells filled quickly. One by one in rotation they took off—sailing low for a few hundred yards, then soaring upward. Below could be seen Cu Chi, the town near the. camp and some 20 miles northwest of Saigon. Farther west were the jungles and rubber plantation where these men of 2nd Battalion, 27th Infanbry Regiment— the famed "Wolfhounds" of Korea—had first tangled with the Viet Cong in hacking out their 2nd Brigade, 25th Division base camp. The fleet of choppers hummed I for 15 minutes over villages and green fields, dense jungles and dry brown paddies. Then, sud- dently, swiftly, they dropped. Soldiers leaped and tumbled out — they had been instructed the helicopters would be on the ground just four seconds. Richie's team hit the paddy, sprawled flat and waited for the choppers to soar off. Hunched over, they charged in short, chopping steps to the edge of the clearing. Platoon by platoon the Gfs disappeared into the jungle. Bursts of firing erupted as the lead element met resistance. Enemey bullets cracked and whined through the paddy where Richie's platoon waited to move up. Every man plunged to the dew-damp ground. » * * It was 9 a.m. and Richie's unit was called up, through jungles so thick Richie could not see the man two yards in front of him. The jungle opened into a clearing where a thatched roof hut was blazing. For months the inhabitants of the area had been told to get out because this was Viet Cong territory and would come under attack. Anyone found there would be presumed a Communist until proven otherwise. The men had been ordered, however, not to fire at anyone or any place until they had received fire. Richie's platoon stayed in reserve as the rest of the company advanced warily across a long, wide rice paddy to take positions in a dry, overgrown canal. Capt. Malcolm Howard, 26, of Deep Run, N.C., B Company commander, consulted maps and called his radiomen around him. They were facing the major objective of the day —Xom Moi, the Viet Cong stronghold that had twice in recent months thrust back American attempts to sweep through. Now they waited for the brigade's armored units — the 1st Battalion of the 5th Mechanized Infantry and the 3rd Platoon of the 4th Cavalry — to smash into Xom Moi with tanks and armored personnel carriers. ' * * * The noon sun bore down as they waited. Richie and his machine gun crew sprawled in the shade of a tree. There had been just one casualty in the battalion, and that a slight one from friendly grenade fragments. TO: ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND Lewis Summers (Father) Eva Mae Summers (Mother) OF: Patricia Ann Summers WARNING ORDER Take notice that on the 13th day of April, 1966 a petition was filed by Jerry Wilson in the Juvenile Court of Mississippi County to have a certain (child) named Patricia Ann Summers declared a dependent child and to take from you the custody and guardianship of said child and to appoint for her some suitable person as a guardian or to place said child in some suitable institution or home in this state for the care and guardianship of dependent and delinquent children. Now unless you appear within twenty days after the date of this notice and show cause against such application, the petition shall be taken as confessed and the decree granted. Dated April 13, 1966 COUNTY CLERK Elizabeth Blythe Parker Blytheville, Arkansas 4-15, 22, 29 Finally the call came to move up. The 3rd Platoon, with Richie, spread out and crossed a flat paddy field. Stacks of straw blazed from fires set'by a forward element. The armored units had crashe through and any Viet Cong or their families who had not evacuated before did so then. Soldiers tossed grenades into holes and tunnels. No captives, were taken, no casualties were suffered, the enemy was nowhere to be found. , B Company started back home through the heat and jungle. A mile from home, the men flopped on the dusty ground with sighs and moans of weariness. Richie, his machine gun to one side, stretched oh the ground, silent and soaked with sweat. His red hair was matted and his freckles were nearly hidden by grime and dust. The last several hundred yards were toughest. Men from another company, exhausted by heat stroke, lay alongside the route to camp. * * * Richie and his weapons squad plodded back through the coils of barbed wire just outside the camp perimeter. At bunker 14 Richie threw off his gear. One man ripped off his clothes and fell panting onto an air mattress. Richie sat on a short-legged stool and drizzled a canteen-full of water over his head. "Well," he said with a slight grin, "we accomplished our mission." "Sort of disappointing. But I guess .we'll have plenty of chances to fight. Main thing is to be glad nobody got hurt." Ahead was the night and night watches with artillery THIS IS IT—Americans long have been familiar with the term "stockpile" for the reserves of strategic materials the government has been storing away since WorM War H against need during new emergency. Here's what one type of stockpile looks like—acres of aluminum ingots. It's part of 1.9 million tons stored at some 25 location* across the nation. Since only 430,000 tons is now considered necessary, the excess is being purchased from the .government by major producers. It will be fed back into the civilian economy at a slow rate over * period of yam to avoid up§etting tt» market throufib, ovenupply. blasting and mosquioes zapping. Tomorrow would bring d > tails and cleaning weapons and the monotonous routine of the infantryman. And soon would come more attacks against the Viet Cong. Maybe "Charley" would come out next time, or maybe it would be another exercise in frustration. IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION AND JAMES TERRY, AS TRUSTEE PLAINTIFFS VS. No. 16737 JIMMIE L. FLANAGAN AND JEWELL FLANAGAN DEFENDANTS WARNING ORDER The defendants,- Jimmie L. Flanagan and Jewell Flanagan, are hereby warned to appear in this Court within thirty days and answer the Complaint of the Plaintiffs,,. Federal National Mortgage Association and James Terry, as Trustee, and upon their failure so to do said complaint will be taken as confessed. WITNESS my hand as Clerk of the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, and the seal of said Court on this the 13th day of April, 1966. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Donna DiCicco 4:15 P.M. Graham Sudbury, Attorney at Law 115 N. Second Street Blytheville, Arkansas Attorney for Plaintiff Marcus Evrard, • Attorney at Law 126 W. Walnut Blytheville, Arkansas Attorney Ad Litem 4-15, 22, 29 5-6 Read Courier News Classif ieda ROBERT MYERS Plumbing & Heating Sales & Service • 24 Hr. Service • Up To 5 Vr. Financing • All Work Guaranteed Coll Today For Free Estimates PO 3-7243 T.V. Clinic Airbase Highway Now Open Fulltime Under the New Management of J. D.BEAL 15 Years Experience In Radio • Ttltvition Repairs Black * WnlU .Color AU Work Guaranteed MUM Wamn . Serviceman CALL LE 2-11632 Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News - Friday, April 22, 19M- Page Five Capitol Notebook By JOHN R. STARR Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Highway Commission clearly declared its independence when it look charge oi Highway Department affairs in the wake of a salary increase caper that Gov. Orval Faubus calls a mistake and the Republicans call a scandal. But... Neither Faubus nor members of the commission will say :hat the commission was any- hing but independent all along. It's a matter of the meaning of words. Is a declaration of independence meaningful, from an already Independent body? Certainly, under the Mack- Blackwell Amendment, the commission has at all times Ken independent, that is, the commissioners could have told ''aubus to climb a tree any time they wanted to and he would have been helpless. Yet the commission has been, at least in the last half-dozen rears, more than receptive to deas from the governor's of- ice. Republicans and other foes of the governor have charged frequently that the commission was dominated by the governor. For several years the commission and individual mem- iers have consulted frequently with the governor on highway problems. . • Both sides say there has been no contact since the comrniS' sion reacted sharply to news of i2.1 million in pay increases authorized by former Highway Director Mack Sturgis without approval from the commission The commission fired two top highway Department officials and by implication soundly chastised Sturgis, a friend of ROMAN MATCHES ROME, (AP) —, Advertising didn't begin to appear on Ital- an matchboxes until the present century, but in the pre-ad days he boxes were fancied up with earthy jokes or poems. One matchbox of about 100 searchers for National' Starch rears ago bore the line: "You :an count on your dogs faith- ulness to the bitter end, on.your wifes until her first opportunity. the governor for more than 20 years. Sturgis said he did not believe salary matters were under the commission's jurisdiction and then shut up. Faubus said it was all an unfortunate mistake and shut up. Both have indicated .that more will be said later but newsmen cannot pry anlhing out of them now. The commission has refused to criticize Sturgis directly and has carefully steered clear of criticizing the governor. Neither will the governor criticize the commission. But it's an armed truce. The governor and Slurgis appear to be waiting to see what the commission will do next. The commission seems to be moving cautiously to see just how Faubus will react. "The powder is still dry," said one Highway Department employe. "This thing will blow up yet." (End Advance) HERMON JONES BUSINESS MEN'S ASSURANCE Ctt. . ; 1420 Onion Afe Phone 274-4400 Memphis 4, Tennessee Gal) for Free Consultation- ., insurance for Estate Planning. Key Man, Partnership an- Corporation. Group, Pension, Retire* oient and Hospttftllzatloh.'. 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