The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1966 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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Two - Blythevine (Ark.) Courier New» - TuMdiy, May M, MM «J£ CHEERLEADERS—The following students street, Diana Dorroh, Susan May, Janet Hln- ^H- Lee Reed School in Caruthersville were chey, Deborah Randolph; Bottom row, Cindy " " sen as Junior High cheerleaders for next Bruce, Maria Reeves, Susie Taylor, Ann Rar: Back row, left to right, Elise Over- burn. (Photo by Taylor) ^ Former Resident Warns Of Invisible Crooks "(Editor's Note:' Two forme Bljtjieville residents met recen IjTin Bristol, Va. Ken Mink -former Courier News reporter interviewed Jim Phillips, who ii his youth was a Courier New carrier. Mink is now managin, editor of the Bristol newspaper and-Phillips at the .time wa Pos'tal Inspector for the Bristo area. Since then, Pmffips, son of Mrs. Sybil Phillips of Mem phis and Wendell Phillips of Ely- theville, has been promoted to head, a special criminal investigation .unit arthe Post Office it Baifimore. Here is a portion ol theory Mink did on Phillips.) iT""" By" Ken Miok •jjjA-bout 99.9 percent o! the millions of pieces of mail delivered 4Sch year in the Bristol area is: from legitimate individuals or business firms. 3t's that one-tenth of one per cent that bothers James W. ghillips. SPhillips is the U. S. Postal Inspector for the Bristol area. -It's his'job to ferret out crooks who seek to use the TJpited States mail service to ch'eat everybody from teenagers t£ crippled shut-ins. I^TJie variety of mail fraud promotion's is ' constantly increasing," says the red-haired Phillips. "There are now an almost unlimited number of systems through • which crooks fleece the American public via the4TS. mail." '-. ' --.* .- •'*" + Although hundreds of persons ea.ch year are convicted of mail friud, several thousand remain undetected. "There are many, many leg timate business ideas, sales prc motions and so forth which en ter American homes via" th U. S. Postal Service," Phillip commented. * * * "It's often hard to distinguish between the legal and the illegal. Unless a person know about the business or individua he is dealing with, he shoulc think twice about investing any money. "Any person victimized b; mail crooks should immediate!: MANAGER — R. L. Wilburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wilburn, 122 E. Roosevelt, is business manager for the Seventh Army •• Soldiers Chorus which currently is on tour in Germany and which makes appearances over Europe. Hal Boyle NEW YORK (AP) - Some things we could do without: Telephone numbers that are getting longer than Social Security numbers. Dieters who tell you you're killing yourself because you enjoy eating what they can't have. Any restaurant which claims Its fried chicken is "lip smack- in' good." Anybody who smacks his lips in public ought to go ham* and eat his fried chicken undej the bed. Fast-talking salesmen who try to sell you cemetery lots by telephone the day after you attend the funeral of a friend. Girls who won't dat a boy his slacks dirtier-than theirs. Six-bit paperback novels that show on their covers a picture of at terrified beautiful maiden fleeTflg from a dark forbidden mansion. The truth Is that houses don't haunt women- women haunt houses. Homely secretaries who wear In the office dresses shorter than the bathing suits their grandmothers used to wear at the beach. Any new cat or dog foods. Most city cats and dogs already sat. .better than their : masters. AUrrn clocks that wake you ip-w4th rook 'n' roll tunes. Chummy, chatty commercial >ilots who start every an- nouncement over the loud speaker system with a cheery "Well, folks—". Their lame ad libs give you a sinking feeling that you're riding, not with a plane driver, but with a frustrated vaudeville comedian. Any place that charges a quarter for a cup of coffee that isn't worth a nickel. Ladies with hair like a surprised porcupine who insist on sitting in the seat in front of you the theater. Toadying articles about successful business executives which claim they put in 17 to 18 hours a day on the job. Any executive who hangs around the office that long doesn't love his work: he just hates his home. Guys who hold on to your arm while telling a funny story—so that you can't flee. Mothers who let teen-age daughters pierce their earlobes. Smart alec computers that try te. tell people they would make ideal marital mates. The new arithmetic. Bank bandits who wear Halloween masks. If they are too ashamed to show their faces, they should get into some other line of work. Cocktfiil parties which wind up with the host and hostess giving the guests free judo lessons. report their loss to the postal service." NEWS BRIEFS ATLANTIC CITY, N.J, (AP) — The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America says it ha: organized more than 17,000 nembers In the past two years. The union now claims 385,000 members. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Havana radio says nearly 300 Cuban athletes will compete in the 17 sports events scheduled for the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 11-25: JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Electrical power was cut momentarily at Little Rock Air Force Base recently when snake shorted out equipment. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - The first of six passenger planes built for a by the Soviet Union have been delivered, to the state- iwned Cubana Airlines, Havana radio reports. The planes each :arry 50 passengers and cruise at 350 miles an hour, the broadcast said. SALAMANCA, N.Y. (AP) 'he Senaca Indian Nation Council has gotten rid of its well-worn long house and moved nto a modern structure that ost $595,000. A spokesman said today's In- lian leaders would use the new uilding for the same functions leir ancestors used the long ouse. NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP — An, $18.2-millipn. hurrican arrier across New Bedford arbor has been dedicated t rovide protection from violen cean storms. The barrier has twin tida ates weighing 400 tons each •hich can be closed at the ap- roach of a hurricane. Remember Pay Your Taper Boy OPEN •••••••••••••••••••I EASTSIDE Just East of Hythe- dvlle city limits. * Quality GM if AH Brands Motor Oil Optn 6 to * p.m. 7 Doyi Weak One-Fourth of Mankind <"> *<••' *«• »•• ««•* (W'j & Great Leap* — Forward 01- Backward ? The spiritual atom bomb that the revolution- try people possets i$ a far more powerful and useful weapon than the physical atom bomb. —-Marshal Lin Piao "Courtesy," s»id the revered Confucius, "is not extended to the common people and punishment is not served up to the lords." Therein- lies one .touchstone to 4,000 years of turbulent Chinese history. Another ii the fact that China his always had too. many people and too little arable land. A third it psychological. It it not yet clear whether the proud Chinese are yet willing to take their place as in equal among equals in the modern world community. Beneath the surface changes wrought by the Communists, the Chinese remain Chinese Trunwarlike (despite the hysterical ranting! «•£ their leaders), illogical, unrealistically egocentric. Instead of Confucius, it is the writings of Mao that are diligently studied for the magic formulas which will solve all problems, from increasing factory production to overcoming the "dragon" of U.S. imperialism. The present Communist regime is often compared to the Ch'ln dynasty, which first unified the warring Chinese kingdoms in 221 B. C. Just as the totalitarian Ch'in ruthlessly stamped out all opposition, standardized the language and regulated weights and measures, so the Communists when they came to power in 1949 set about standardizing the political thought and regulating the lives of 490 million human beings—now grown to 700 million. But the Ch'in, for all their cruelty, left China the legacy of unity and centralized government. It may be that the Communists, when they pass—as they will—will be viewed as a. catalyst that finally rid China of its repressive landowning gentry and brought about industrialization. ' It is a law of history that a nation's interests survive its revolutions. The Chinese remember when they were the cultural and political overlords of less advanced peoples on their borders—Korea, Mongolia, Burma, Thailand, Viet Nam. Even Sun Yat-sen dreamed of th» day when China would reassume this role. Ironically, the only nation that supported Psurth of Mankind- in its 1962 border war with India wai Chiang Kai-shek's Taiwan. Ironically again, if the law is (rue, it ii not America but Russia, holding vast lands ones belonging to the Middle Kingdom, who ha* most to fear a clash with an aggressive China. Traditionally, however, the Chinese hav» believed it is their superior virtue and culture, not arms, which is their strength. And thii may be a hopeful thing as her former tribute- bearers go through their own struggles to enter the world as independent nations. The coming years will demand great fore- bearance and wisdom, coupled with measured firmness, on the part of the West—a patience to match- the fabled patience of the Chinese. In recent months, China's subversive "diplomacy" has suffered reverses around the globe. The old Communists realize they must soon pass from the stage and are afraid and distrustful of a new generation in the wings. The last chapter in the story of China, thii unique and most ancient of civilizations, is far frbni written. THE END Blytheville Courier News

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