The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1966 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

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ftog* Tourtatn .. (MQ Courier Kvn - FrM»r, April «, MM Anatomy of a Flash-Out By TOM TIEDE Newspaper Enterprise Assn. SAIGON, Viet Nam — (NEA) — If the anlieverything demonstrations recently going on here weren't so serious, some of them would be quite funny. To tell Ihe truth, eveiybody taking part has -ather a good time of it ... shouting, snickering, singing, strutting, waving banners, and carrying on like an Oriental panty raid. Indeed, it's kind of kicks, especially when they start throw- Ing chemical bombs. Then it's a real gas. Take one they had the other afternoon. Shortly before dusk, several hundred giggling teenagers grabbed their placards and began charging up one end of a dust- and dung-filled street. .At Ihe oilier end, bayonets fixed, 22 Vietnamese soldiers strung out in a skirmish line and waited with wide grins. It was to be a battle of temerity vs. technology. The soldiers outfitted with U. S. rifles, j grown rocks. S A fiery raid on » Saigoa newspaper office ... •ii, IT s rm»- i arnwn rncK? i squealed. Boys banlered. ! other wilh wickerwoven shields fuSheS: I "TL marchers stopped about \hen, suddenly, from mid- j painted green They .ooked like and tear gas 50 yards from the troops and crowd, a rock flew. Then anoth-i something left over f.om the - in Pennsy-1 there followed a few moments er until the air and pavement Hun wars. Ivania. The kids, on the other hand, of confused merriment. Every- were armed with rocks — home-1 to body kept pushing the kid next were filled with missiles. The soldiers danced, ducked, him out in front. G i r ! s I and playfully protected each Hun wars. Finally, at an order, the soldiers launched a counter often sive. A khaki-clad sergeant, red somewhat embarrasg- cd, tossed a hall-dozen gas grenades in front of the frolicking demonstrators. The bombs hissed, popped and smoked, And everybody began to cheer. In time, the street began to look like a back-yard brawl. People in shorts observed from the balconies of their homes. Infants ran around collecting used gas grenade casings. Street vendors did a brisk business in iced coconut milk upwind from (he action. But it was combat of a sort... with casualties even. Kids wilh swollen eyes guffawed as they stumbled over garbage cans. Gals with lorn skirts shrieked and blushed. And fights within the fight broke out over who would carry the posters. Af first it appeared as if the youths wouldn't stand up under the gas. But then somebody began passing out sliced lemons for stinging eyes and plastic bags as make-do masks. And in a moment Ihe Kilts Korps was reorganized. "Man, mau," (hey shouted. "Let's rush 'em again!" And they did. And did again. And again. Kicking at the exploding grenades, launching rocks and having a heck of a time. One boy fell on top of an explosion but was dragged clear by others. Not 10 years old by he look of him, he could have ;een killed by overexposure to th# ehemlcat, but h» tat up, got up, chuckled and ran out to get more rocks. On and on the shenanigans went until vomiting, dinner bells, invading mothers and wearinesi wore down the teen-age troopers. Their attacks grew infrequent ... and th» gas began to thin out. Then, finally, it ended. The government forces lit up U. S. cigarettes and began to cackle among themselves. The kids slapped each other on the backs. The vendors closed their carts. The onlookers left their balconies and went inside. Night fell and the street was deserted. But as the lamps lighted, one could still hear the laughter. For the Young, This Music Is Simply the Pulse of Life By PHILIP WERDELii Moderator Magazine Written for Newspaper Enterprise Assn. NEW YORK -(NEA)-Parents, not their children, are worried about the "generation gap." They used to be troubled by why Johnny can't read; now they wonder why they can't talk to Johnm'. It would be helpful il they would listen — not to Johnny, for certainly they are trying, but to what Johnny listens to. Records. Radio, Television, when it turns to popular songs. There are a number of not-so- subtle messages in the new pop music. Pop music continues to live on a diluted form of jazz. It is diluted to be easy to understand, but it still has the rhythmic vitality which is the key ta its popularly. But the simplistic rock 'n' roll of Elvis Presley is out. Evolving is a form of music which is lyrically, musically and emotionaly more sophisticated. The young listener — whether the cause or the ettect of t h e new pop music — is also more mature. When Harvard social scientist David Riesman was out studying youthful fans of popular music in the early 1950s, h e found that young .people could not talk about the music they so ardently listened to. "The vocabulary used to talk about (popular) music was ... 'swell,' 'lousy,' 'I go fo rthat,' and so on." Not so today. Sometimes, even before they reach high school, students conversations are about the new variations of the Mersey beat, the ideas of a recent ^ob Dylan hit, "soul" of the Motown (Motor Town, for Detroit) sound with its first "pop beat blues." Pop music and its youthful fans are coming of age. The new pop music has thrown out the repetition of simple choruses, over and over and 1 over; the new pop music has discarded the naive romantic Jyrics of 'Will I ever find the girl in my mind, the girl who is my : ideal?" and "Love me ten- to dance with you." They tell their girl "something .' think you'll understand ... I want to hold your hand." And if she is of like mind, it is not love FOREVER. "And when I touch you. I feel happy inside. It's such a feeling, I get high." Now THAT can be believed. What's more, it's Johnny's (NEXT: Pop and Politics.) language. , is combined with skull swatting by Saigon cops. WARNING ORDER •In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Fanners Bank & Trust Company Plaintiff, vs. No. 16746 Emma Baugher Hughes, et-al Defendant. The defendant. Nora B. Bradford and Ted Baugher is hereby warned lo appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Farmers Bank & Trust Company. Dated this 20th day of April, 1966 at 2:20 o'clock'P.M. GERALDINE USTON, Clerk By Betty Coates, D.C. (SEAL) Oscar Fendler, Attorney J. W. Stermsek, Atty Ad Litem 4-22, 29 5-6, 13 The giant stars are atom- smashers. The natural process within these stars is the splitting of atoms into protons and neutrons. The Big- Switch Is To WlLDClTTER KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Everyone -is wild about Wildcatter... it's the discovery of the year! Even scotch drinkers are joining bourbon drinkers in switching to it. You have to try this fine old-style sour mash Kentucky bourbon to really appreciate its distinctive taste and flavor. Once you do, we believe that you, too, will join the big switch to Wildcatter. |der, love me true." It has left behind the com- the chapel"; and, most importantly, the new pop music has obtained both a sense of feeling and a sense of humor. Parents' opinions 'o the contrary, none of this is beyond the new pop audience of youth. The rhythm of pop music must be repetitious; to the energetic and alienated youth of today, this is their pulse of fife. This does not mean, however, that the music is necessarily monotonous. The Beatles proved that novel and interesting melodies can be as catchy as the jingles of the past. "If I Fell in Love with You" is so far from the traditional chorus - verse style that it could be mistaken for one of conductor Leonard Bernstein's plete self - pity of "crying in Broadway songs. The basic tune of the Beatles' "Help" sounds more like the take-off point for a West Coast jazz quartet than rock 'n' roll, and a professor of music- in England found that w h e n a string trio played "She Loves Y o u," they weren't sure it wasn't a newly discovered classical piece. The Beatles have shown that the new pop music can really be called music. It took Bob Dylan to prove j that the words as well as the j music could break out of limited jingle form. Whether singing a song or writing jacket covers, Dylan sounds I i " e a contemporary hipster poet . . "I'm standing there watching the parade-feeling combination of sleepy John estaes, jayne mansfield, humphrey bogart- inortimer snurd, murf the surf and so forth." ... or ... "jonnie's in the basement mixing up the mcdicin-I'm on the pavement thinking 'bout the government." 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