The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1966 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 22, 1966
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Days of Higher Interest indication of the slowly increasing lecal interest in politics and institutional affairs is the upswing in Letters to the Editor. This week brought a flood of such letters. In order that they not be delayed in reaching print, today we devote the sfiace below to our readers. cJLetterS 2Jo Jne Editor (Letter! «• the editor tie welcomed. *hey «• Subject toKltlw, eewaver, ana murt b« tlfuM. Dear Sir: We received a questionaire in the mail recently and one of the questions was, " Do we approve of The Great Society Program . fes illustration describes it perfectly. There was this "Hi ole Texas Politician that wanted to teach the "corn pone and turnip green eating" Southern People the facts of life. He sends a smart educated fool into the classroom to straighten out our little warped minds. In the classroom he finds two students sitting side by side "in perfect harmony". One student we will call Johnny, who bums the midnight Oil studying so he can make a grade Of one hundred. The other one we will call Martin L. who goofs off all afternoon doing little fishing, "That is if he can get somebody to dig his bait for him." So he drags down a grade of fifty. This educated professor decides all is not fair in his lil ole classroom, so he trys a new approach. He takes 25 away from Johnny and gives it to Martin L. so he won't get discouraged, this leaves both with 75 and now they can start over as equals. Martin L. figures out this little "Society gimmick," and decides to go ahead and fish because somebody will give him the grade anyway. Johnny decides ndt to work for anything because somebody will take it away from. him. The future looks great for fishing. Now y»u will find both Johnny and Martin L. down on the lil ole ditch bank fishing together, "That is if they can get somebody to dig their bait for them." I'm suppose to be a dumb lil ole housewife with no brains at all, but my sense of smell still works and I can smell a skunk even if he does wear the disguise of a "Great Man" and waltz across the Ballroom floor, giving "Pearl" 'and all of the other "Ladies???" a treat. To the Man or The Great Society, I say who nteds enemies when we have friends like this. The Great Man and the present trend oiir government is following, gives me a pain in the neck and an ulcer to go with it. Name Withheld by Request Dear Sir: This has been one of the happiest and most exciting days of my life, and The Courier News helped make it so! You see, I placed third in the County Spelling Bee and won the award which you so graciously gave. Thank you very much. I haven't decided just what to buy with By prize money, but whatever I choose will be a constant reminder of a happy day. Sincerely yours, Phyllis Manning Lost Cane School Dear Sir: Enclosed is a copy of a letter I have written to Bill Steinsiek, Commander, Arkansas Department, American Legion.: Dear Bill: It may be that the American Legion has taken some stand on the war being "conducted" in Viet Nam. If so, I have seen nothing of it in the Legion magazine, although It has given its wholehearted support to the president and others responsible for the Conduct of the war. The time is now at hand when the people of the United States must seek a reappraisal of our difficult position and plan to either win the war or withdraw. The war is now the paramount concern ,pf all Americans, whether the fighting man, the parent or the taxpayer. Our government, through the State Department (the same which caused the loss of China to the free world and changed the whole concept of conducting a war from "fighting to win" to fighting a gentlemanly war of containment) has again adopted a plan for a defensive war, actually a war to determine which side can outlast the other. The people of the United States will not long condone such losses as we are now suffering to "win" a stalemate in Asia. If that be true, we are left with the two alternatives, fight to win (which we could undoubtedly do in short order) or withdraw? It cannot be disputed that it has now become an American war (our losses last week exceeded those of Viet Nam). In the short history of that country th e Buddhists have been responsible for Overthrowing every government that has become stable, as it will no doubt continue to do, forevermore. Whether or not it is communist . dominated is a moot question and of no concern to us. Anyway the people of Viet Nam are more interested in fighting the communist enemy, only in squabbling among themselves. Our so-called allies are not only refusing Of OtL,* Dear Sir: Dud Cason Post 24 has voted to express to you and our good friend Ed Hayes our appreciation for calling the attention of the public to a minor part of our comprehensive youth program, the Blytheville Boys Boxing Club. As a matter of fact this project is not considered as part of our many youth activities sponsored by the Post and our Auxiliary. To mention some, Child Welfare, Scouts, Boys and Girls State, High School Oratorical contest, Junior High Civics Award to Blytheville and Harrison Junior High, Junior Legion Baseball and Little League, POst Scholarship Fund, and the weekly dance during school days when our Hut is donated for chaperoned High School dances. We feel, that the public is entitled to more information as to why the Boys Boxing Club was 'evicted' or terminated recently. We also feel that the people of Blytheville should share our gratitude to Dr. Elliott for his efforts in this worthy enterprise. This is not the first year that we have cooperated by offering the' facilities of our arena for this purpose. Usually they have quit at the end of the Golden Gloves contest, which was not held here this year, it always helped with the expense. It was agreed that the Post should retain 20% of the gate receipts to help with expenses and the remaining 80% went to the Boys Club. The biggest take was the last night amounting to around $250 of which the Legion's share was $45. Most exhibition nights ran less than $20 and practice nearly nightly cost as much in utilities and brought in nothing. Our auditorium was built and equipped to handle an audience of 2000 plus, and the cost of opening it amounts to as much for 200 as for 2000. The utilities bill at the arena for the time the boxing continued amounted to $581.21, the net receipts to the Post $181.80; can't run anything that way very long. We are not an affluent organization, we do not run bingo games as many do, neither do we receive any financial help from Federal, State or Municipal sources. Our s"'° smi'-™<i of revenue are from annual dues and spectator participation in our sports events. From membership dues we are permitted to retain for the use of the Post 1.00 per member, so with an annual average of 1000 plus membership we gross roughly 1000. Off the top of this is earmarked 25c per member for Child Welfare (youth) and 25c per member for the Post's Scholarship Fund (youth), leaving a total of $500 which will not defray the expense of our operation for one month much less one year. There are no paid employees except for janitorial services, although many members contribute a composite of thousands of hours of supervisory work as well as plain manual labor on our various community projects. To sum it all up, over a long period of years professional wrestling has built our arena and helped maintain some of our other projects not always self supporting. Our contract with our wrestling promoter called for the arena to be available by April 15th, so we had no choice but to terminate amateur boxing for the time being. Incidentally, attendance at the wrestling bouts has been tailing off for a few years. It has been noted in the Courier News that some governmental agency has been unable to procure a suitable building for their project, so we might be interested in negotiating a lease for a large building in a down town location. Cordially, JAS. WILLIAMS Commander Hazardous Report Statistics and that deadly data we term "vital statistics" are not always the same thing, but we suspect they come rather close together in tabulations of tobacco consumption. Tata a look at these figures: Last year, the "average" American over 18 years of age smoked 218 packages of cigarettes during the 12-month period. That "average" is arrived at by lumping together the non-smokers, light smokers, and heavy smokers. Fortunately, the "lumping together" is statistical, not medical. - Columbia (S.C.) State. "The Supreme Court Foiled to Find His Latest Book Objectionable!" »••••••*••••••••*••••«•*••••••••••••••••••••* 1 Show Beat Slnttum vlll net »» printed «t the request ef tne writer. No letters mil b« returned) to aid us in the war, but are actually and materially furnishing Viet Nam, China and other communist countries to make war upon us. Just why should the people of the United States be so sensitive to our "public image"? Britain, a miniature country that governed half the world for a century or two, certainly never cared for public opinion. The State Department has us shaking in our boots for fear we will effend the sensibilities of the peoples of the world, even the newly made countries of Africa. The writer, as do other citizens of this cburitry, has his own opinion as to the c6urse we should take. However, our national commander, like the President of the United States, has access to information not made public. For that reason I think the Legion, composed of men and women who have endured one, two or three wars, should take a positive stand on our conduct of the war. It is my hope that that stand will be on the side of the military, as opposed to the State Department. Sincerely ED B. h Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) An Indication of how Hollywood has gone to Europe in a Urge way came to me as I walked along the Champs Ely- sees on my recent trip to Paris. I bumped into Anjahette Coiner and then, a half-block further on, into David Opatoshu. She was about to start a movie in London. He was in the midst of doing one in Munich. You rarely bump into people tn Hollywood any more. BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Cambodia Being Expanded As Communist Military Base I was impressed with the change in Sophia Loren In one year. Last summer, when I saw her at work on "Arabesque" with Gregory Peck, she seemed worried and tense. Bull n6w that her personal problems are more or less settled, she is. much more relaxed. And even more beautiful. Stefanie Powers is off to Europe, on a quick trip before she begins shooting her Girl From U.N.C.L.E. series. She says she hopes eventually to live in England, and the series is a means to that end. Meanwhile, though, she thinks the television show will be enjoyable. "It'll be a giggle," is the way she puts it. By BAY CROMLEY Washington Corre 8 pon<ient N ewspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Hanoi's decision to set up a diplomatic mission in Cambodia fits in with evidence that Cambodia is being expanded as a Communist military • supply base. (Cambodia continues its break with the United States -and South Viet Nam.) In a series of little-noticed speeches intended for his own people recently, Cambodia's ruler, Prince Norodom Sihanouk, siad openly: The Viet Cong have asked for aid and he has accepted their request. More Vietnamese are moving into the Cambodian border regions adjacent to South Viet Nam. A new aid agreement with the Soviet Union provides for Soviet MIG 17s, transport planes and anti-aircraft weapons for Cambodia. Ships carrying "considerable aid" in Communist Chinese arms and military equipment of various types have already arrived in Cambodia's port of Si- hanoukville and that more Chinese arms are on the way. President Charles de Gaulle of France is also sending military equipment to the Cambodian armed forces. Sihanouk said, in explanation for the French aid, "Mr. De Gaulle is pleased with us for struggling against the Americans, for like me, he detests the Americans. He has given us considerable aid because he is pleased by our struggle against the Americans." These new weapons and military equipment from Red China, Russia and France, said Sihan- ouk, had enabled the Cambodian army to press military attacks into Thailand territory. "We have also sent men to lay mines on the other side (within Thailand) and have succeeded in making them jump like grasshoppers," said Sihan- ouk, Sihanouk and his Cambodian army are also using the new equipment to build a series, of military roads along the Thai border in preparation for future campaigns against the Thai. Meanwhile, Vietnamese intelligence agents working along the South Viet Nam - Cambodia border report that Cambodian rice is being brought by the truckload up to the border near Tuy Due (near the juncture of Quang Due and Phuoc Long Provinces), then unloaded and carried into South Viet Nam by an "army" of 5,000 to 8,000 coolies. They move down through Phuoc Long Province roughly along Route 14 to War Zone D the large Viet Cong base north of Saigon. Other sources report a constant stream of North Vietnamese troops moving southwarc into South Viet Nam from northern Cambodia and down through Quang Due and Phuoc Long Provinces in the direction of War Zone D. U.S. and Vietnamese officials thus far have found no way to prevent this Cambodian buildup. Studies on possible countermeasures have been ordered. I inspected the two customized Ford Mustangs which George Barns, Hollywood's favorite car - customizer, produce:! for Sonny and Cher, for their new movie, "Good Times." He started with convertibles and rebuilt them. They have new front and rear ends. Sonny's is gold with bobcat fur on the seats and a shaggy gold rug. Cher's is a shocking pink with white fur and pink rugs. The cost — $5,000 per each. But Sonny and Cher will get that back. A toy company has contracted to turn out models of them. A Warner Brothers prep nun found an Intriguing prop In th* storeroom, and you'll sec it in the upcoming Jason Robards- Jane Fonda picture, "Any Wednesday." It was madt In England years ago. It consists of two glass bowls, one inside the other. The inside one rests Mi a bird cage. You fill the outside bowl with water and put tropical fish in it. And then you put birds In the cage and they seem to like to fly up into the inside bowl. When you look at it, you see fish swiming and birds flying — and they appear to bt in the same bowl. Last summer, when Los Angeles boiled in 95 • degree weather, camera operator Orval Hallberg watched in awe at Lee Meriwether did a guest shot on F Troop. She was bundled in furs, and worked for three hours; after the last take was made, she fainted. Now Hallberg is running the camera in Friday Harbor, Wash., for "Namu, the Killer Whale." This time. Lee had to go into water which was 44 degrees. Again she collapsed after her work. "Lee makes "The Perils of Pauline' seem like 'The Bobbsy Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Page Six Friday, April 22, ife* iJo jlie £ditor (Letters to tht editor are -welcomed. They ire subject to tdltlnt, However, and must be signed. Dear Sir: I think you and most members of this community will agree that the Jaycees have received enough publicity in the past few days to last for a long time. A situation is being created here that may take years to correct. The news media, both radio and newspaper, have been most willing to publicize every development of the current difficulties. While I am as much interested as anyone in presenting my case, I do not feel the Chickasaw Jaycees, nor the Blytheville Jaycees, can benefit in any way from this notoriety. As the duly elected president and sole spokesman of the Chickasaw Jaycees, with a charter membership of twenty-six men, I have tried to turn the other cheek as various charges have been hurled. Contrary to the opinion of some people, we are Jaycees and the Chickasaw Jaycees are a legal Jaycee organization. All the requirements for charter have been met and we have been assured that nothing stands in our way. We have been accused of being sore losers and lacking in Jaycee spirit. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The true spirit' of Jayceeism that dwells in each member of the Chickasaw Jaycees was the motivating force that caused us to remove ourselves from the Blytheville Jaycees. As for being a splinter group! The Chickasaw Jaycee Charter members represent an accumulation of 59 years of active Jaycee service. As far as we are concerned, everything that has happened through the past several years that contributed to our move is now history. We now look to the future and have a planned program ready to implement. We have great respect for the past leaders of the Jaycee movement in Blytheville and un- Signatures will not be printed it the request of the writer. No letters will be returned) derstand their concern. But the existence of the Chickasaw Jaycee Chapter is an accomplished fact and it would seem that everyone's concern should be directed towards the problems that face our community instead of the internal problems of one civic organization. The Chickasaw Jaycees are dedicated to the principles of Leadership Training and Community Service,. We have asked for nothing from the Blytheville Jaycees except to be left alone. We have asked for nothing from the community except a chance to prove ourselves. The statement has been made that the community could not support two Jaycee chapters. The only support that we will solicit is moral support, nothing more. We intend to work and earn our way in the community, through hard work and self sacrifice of our members, without going from merchant to merchant with our hand out. In the coming weeks, the Chickasaw Jaycees will do everything possible to start the healing of wounds opened by the recent difficulties. We want to play an active role in our city and we are willing to let the community be the final judge as to our purpose. In all sincerity, MARVN D. LIPFOBD President, Chickasaw Jaycees of Blytheville THOSE baseball players holding out for $125,000 or more must think the name of the game is football.—Charlotte Observer. WITH all those young birds cooing in the East Room, Lyndon has had to change his policy and turn up the lights.-San Francisco Examiner. 75 Years Ago -In Blytheville Mrs. W. H. O'Keeft was named president of Alpha Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi last night when Mrs. Harold Wood and Mrs. Bob McGraw entertained at the Rustic Inn. Mrs. J. D. McDowell has as her guests her sisters, Mrs. J. W. DeMosos and Mrs. J. H. Preston, of Mangham La. High winds that accompanied more than an inch of rain yesterday afternoon resulted i n scattered damage to buildings in North Mississippi County. Heaviest damage was that done to Duro Chrome's plant at Blytheville Air Base. Damage at Duro Chrome was estimated at between $10,000 and $15,000. Mrs. Marvin Razer is now at home after having been a patient at Walls Hospital. tilt BLYtBEVTLW COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWI CO. B. W. HALVES, PUBLISHED H.iRRT A. RAINES Assistant Publisher-Editor PAUL B. 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