The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 23, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 23, 1966
Page 5
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Blythevtlle (Ark,) Courier Newi - Thursdty, JUM 23, MM-P«|> Your G./. Guidt: Part On* Chances in reserve units,: conscientious ob-, jectors, certain students, men with certain essential occupations, aliens, certain officials, ministers and divinity students, the physically and mentally un- the physically and mentally unfit, and those too old for service. What are the chances of Peace Corps and VISTA members being drafted? Selective Serivce shies away from • categorical answer but says local boards can give them "occupational" deferments, though, this does not preclude a later callup | for the draft. Student deferments have been In controversy arising out • of demonstrations protesting the Viet Nam war. The law makes a student eligible for deferment until graduation from college, provided he goes to school full time and his grades ( are satisfactory. Selective Service let's the local boards decide whether he is really working at his education or just using it to keep out of the service. Graduate students can be deferred on the basis of "national health, safety or interest." and the address usually appears in telep)iohe directories) within five days after he becomes 18. Registration is easy.. You make a personal appearance at your local board and the registrar asks questions and {ills out forms; •A- man is required to notify his board of change in address within 10 days after it occurs. A drift 1 registrant has the right—and it is used often— to appeal his classification. The appeal must be made by the registrant within 10 days after it is mailed him by his local board. His employer also may appeal if the employer previously' had requested deferment for the registrant. And legal dependants also may appeal. .Better do like the Selective riium .penalty for violation of provisions of the -law: is five years vih ..prisbn or $10,000 fine or hot ' h And, as Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara told Congress early in 1966: "We cannot look forward to discontinuance of the draft in the coming decade unless (EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is the first in a series tat tells what every young man. should know about his prospects for service in the armed forces. With much additional detail, the articles have been reprinted in a booklet which may be obtained through this newspaper. The author has long been rated • foremost military news writer in Washington.) By ELTON FAY What are the odds on you rinding yourself in military uniform either because you are drafted or because you volunteer for regular or reserve duty after a glance over your shoulder at the daft board? Selective Service headquarters has in its files some statistics which give a clue. At the beginning of 1966, more than 31 million men were registered, with over 130,000 more being added each month. This big total, of course, includes mil lions over the 19-to-25 year age group now being drafted. And It also embarces other millions deferred or exempted. In the "qualified" category (this means 1-A and 1-A-O, the latter being conscientious objectors available for non-combat- were on hand at the start of the year. Selective Service figures it this way: . ' ' * * * At the age of 26, of each 10 who have registered, six are or have been serving in the regu Jar Army, Navy, Marines or Air Force or in National Guard or reserve units. years is required ,'to: register with his local.board ./ The-other four did not serve because they failed to meet De. tense Department standards in mental, physical or moral cate- jories, were deferred by draft Doards or exempted by law. Selective Services says it fills the monthly .quotas predominantly with single men who are 19 through 25 years old. The oldest available men are at the top of the list. The older a man is, however, the more likely he is to be deferred or exempted for various reasons. The average age for being drafted is slightly over 20 years and may increase somewhat in coming month. It's possible to draft a man between the ages of 26 and 31, lith the youngest being called first, if the available pool of men 'below 26 is exhausted. < * * Only those classified at 1-A or 1-A-O may be called. First on the order of call are "delinquents" — those who have failed to perform some of their draft law duties. After that come: Volunteers for induction — those under 19 who want to get their military obligations over with as soon as possible. The 19-through-22 group, unmarried or married after Aug. 26, 1965. The 26-through-35 year. olds. The 18Vi to 19 year olds. Those not subject to draft unless reclassified include men who have already done their military service, members of Draft essary sine* -the begin'nirig ef the Korean war."' So don't count on wars going out of style and the need for selective service or volunteer enlistment ending. \y«' about volunteering tornorrow. (This article was condensed from Elton Pay's "G.I. Guide" booklet. To obtain the complete booklet, use the coupon below.) (C o p y r i g h t, 1966 Associated Williarii G. Morgan invented the game of volleyball at the YMCA in Holyoke, Mass., in 1895. Indigo, obtained from a group of plants grown in the Far East, is the oldest dye known to man. K-E-R-S-P-t-A-S-H! — Swimming is one 'phase of Wilson's summer day camp at Wilson high "school gymnasium; Bill Moon is in charge of<a 39-member swimming team with this summer. Over 70 pre-school, grade and High school students are enrolled In the sum-'-,-:sj mer camp. Other games •• such as vollejgjs! ball, kick ball and baseball are enjoyed by" the day campers. The camp is set up for two weeks. (Courier News Photo) . AA A fO I LA : L O "i««»™^^^^ «iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiUBiiiiiiiiiiiii«iii«i!«Bin IIIHIIIIIII i i«« «« MRS. W. M. DAVIDSON A young man reaching 18 changing world conditions per_ ' • _'_ '_^-i il . ^_H; n * n ;. rwi* tlia paHnnHnn nf rijir rpffll. mit the reduction of our regu Jar: '.forces/-.substantially below will) mo iuuaj. i/uaiu - v wt*u* *»..»« ^«-* . • --•,—-« . *-—. ——— • "i one In about every /community. 1 thelevels wtiich.-are proved-nec- *•»••»»••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ******•*••* *•*+•-*-* ***** TO "6. I. GUIDE" Blytheville, Ark., Courier News BOX 407, TEANfCK, N. J. 07666 Enclosed is $..._ Send me "G.I. Guides" NAME ADDRESS CITY & STATE ..: (Type or print plainly. Make .checks payable to The -Associated; Press) Manila Garden Club met June .6 at the home of Mrs. Roy Veach with ten members present. , Mrs., Leo Donner presided. Mrs.. Johnny Horner o,p,e n,e d with •"prayer'- and Mrs. Clola McCormiek'read the minutes. Mrs. J. H. Griffin installed the following officers: President, Mrs. Leo Dormer; first.vice president, Mrs: Johnny Horner; second vice president, Mrs. George Dillon; third vice president, Mrs. Howard Perkins; Secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Raymond Scott; corresponding secretary,. Mrs. Blythe Ctiildress; historian, Mrs. Otto foadbury, arid parliamentarian Mrs. J. H. Griffin. After the meeting adjourned the group visited the garden of Mrs. Virginia Henson in Armo- The Button family 'celebrated Father's Day and the birthday of Mrs. Milton Towles Sunday with 'a picnic at the old family horheplace. 'Attending .were .Mr..and Mrs: James Ray Brock of; Memphis, Wobdsoh Button of ;New York City; . : '. . Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Thime and son, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Alston, Mrs. Arlene Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. V : aughn L. Shownes; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Milligan, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Towles and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Towles all of Manila. Mr. and Mrs, Sampel F. Griffith of Paragould visited his mother, Mrs, U. S. Griffith, Sunday. • • •• Mrs. Neal Benson, Mrs. Joe Hornberger and son Bruce returned Wednesday from a week's trip to Mineral Wells, Tex., to accompany Mrs. Joe Keith Hornberger to her new home and to visit Joe Keith. Returning they visited Mrs. Hornberger's mother, . Mrs. Hamp Potter, and Mr. Potter in Shreveport, La.; her aunt, Mrs. Riley. Williams in. Monroe,; La.,' and her son and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. John Hornberger in Jackson, Miss. A grandson, John Jr., accompanied them home. Sharon LaNell and Billy Gene Davidson of Jonesboro spent Friday night and Saturday with Rosann and Geene Holt. Mr. and Mrs. Odell Fleeman of St. Louis spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Nora Fleeman, at ; St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. . . .Sam, Dana Fair . and Britt Park of Portageville spent last weekend with their grandmother, Mrs. Lorine Baugher. Mrs. Roy Veach accompanied Mrs. Joe Chapin to Memphis Thursday to visit Mr. Chapin at the Baptist Hospital. Mr. Veach visited George Stultz who is al- so a paient there. Mr. and Mrs. Barney.ThreM keld spent several days last week in Paragbuld visiting Mr. and -Mrs. Carl Threlkeld. '... Mr.;and Mrs. Bill Williams of, Campbell were guests of her parents, Mr.. and' Mrs. Epter, Davis, Sunday. . ,1 Larry Isaacs of M e m p h i s ; spent the weekend with Vijs! mother,' Mrs. Ruth Isaacs, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.. J-.H.-David. Mr .-and' Mrs 1 . Clyde Milligan> Mrs. Herman Alston and Woodrow Button visited Mr. and Mrs... John Estes in Rives Thursday.! Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gates" and granddaughter Sonjia and Cathy 'Scott, visited Mr. and Mrs. O.-A. Martin in Rives Sunday. • FAT OVERWEIGHT Available to you-without.* doctor-! prescription, out product called Oar- axon You; must loie ugly fat of vour money back. Galaaon Is a, -tablet »nd easily swallowed. Get rid or excess fat and Uve longer. .Oalaxoa costs 43.00 snd Is sold on tnls guar* sr.tee- If not satisfied for any .teat son Just return the .package to your druggist and get your full_money back NO auestlon asfced. GalaioB, Is sold with thli guarantee by: . • Stewart'i Drug Store-IOO «. M*l» Mall ordera ruled r we enjoyed seeing you We had a good trnie meeting yo« at'our Blythevill* "LEhigh" telephone open house, We hope >o* had » gpod time, too, K yon weren't abl« to attend and would like to. tour our telephone central (office with your dub, church group 01 ofter . organization, Just call the Telephone BusiatK Offinx. W«'LL b« glad 'to arranp it . SOVTNWESTtRII BUI ^ ARKANSAS' tltking ultphani urvict ttttiftt tttvi you buiir At Hays^Summertim Fashions By Bobbie Broota Vervy fashion from the word GO! Two pisc» and terrifically textured, this pure acetate knit is brightened with broad bandt of crochet-effect embrpidery at the hem and inset neck of tha cleverly eowled' overblbuse, the skirt slim, trim, in tune \Mth travel. Blue, Black or Green. ' TAMED HIGH FASHION the girl who knows clothes Our old fwHonetl girl ...aswithitassnecanbe... ina puff of stoeve and that pretty neck, trimmed with yards of white smocked lace. 65% Dacron* poiyester- 35% cotton voile in colors picked to please. Sizes 5-15. •Duhnt iuiitMiM tor tt pelyctter fiber OMIWNAl* ADMilencf jMiilhin U|in Use Our Lay-Away Shop Hays For Fine Fashion Open Thurs. Fri., Sat. Til'f P.M.

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