The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 7, 1967 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 7, 1967
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Bylhevllle '(Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday, WavmelMr 7, 196T ~ Paga Lure of Sports Car Racing By BOB COCHNAR NEA Automotive Editor WILTON, Conn. - (NEA) Bob Sharp Racing may not bg strong competition for Team Lotus or Penske Racing Enterprises but it is at least a good indication of how sports car racing has grown during the past few years. Bob Sharp and Dick Gilmartin have been able to make amateur racing a profitable operation. Both devote all their time to racing and promoting their stable of Datsun cars. Three of the cars will participate in NEA's American Road Race of Champions for the Nine Flags Trophies Nov. 22-2 at the Daytona International Speedway. And that's a considerable accomplishment. It is the result of superb performance during the season. Of th 36 races entered, Sharp cars captured 15 first, 13 seconds, five thirds. In only one event did a car fail to finish. The cars also established lap records in more than 10 .events at tracks located up and down the East Coast and as far west as Ohio. This effort takes a dedication far beyond that which the weekend warriors can summon. Sharp and Gilmartin are full- timers, remember. "Our success," says Sharp, "has been truly a team effort «nd couldn't have been accom- W-IISON NEWS MRS. ff. A, HOGAN, Jr. Homecoming festivities at Wil-1 Wilson, Bruce Chiles, Mr. and son High School began at 7:30 Mrs. J. A. Germany, Mr. and p.m. Thursay night, Oct. 26,1 Mrs. W. A. Hogan, Mr. and when Wilson Bulldogs played!Mrs. Hudson Wreri, Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Speck of Frenchi hosts to the Marion Spartans. There was a parade at 5:00 j.m. beginning at the s c h o o 1 trough uptown Wilson and then jack to the school on Adams BOB SHARP, whose organization wDl campaign three cars at the American Road Race of Champions at Daytona, puts, a Datsun through a tarn^ ished a technical, assistance rograrn available to any Dat' un owner who wishes to im- rove the performance and han- ling characteristics of his car. Sharp and Gilmartin have al- o developed a.complete line ol ompetition parts and optional quipnieht and have it available n a countrywide basis through Oatsun-dealer distribution. Bob Sharp Racing joins some 50 top drivers for the world's argest road race in Daytona ver the Thanksgiving weekend. Since there aren't any cash wards—only the unique Nine 'lag Trophies — most of the rivers will be out merely to rin. But tiie winners become ona fide national champions nd that, for many, is prize nough. r without the extremely. ica, major sanctioning, gr o up' competent crew, assistance of I for road races, recognizes. the oiir sponsors and the support' 1 ! — —*<—'•>"=«•»" »< and co-operation of the Nissan Motor Corp., manufacturers of the Datsun .automobiles." .•One might tend to.think that hjs professional dedication to racing puts off-agaih, on-again i competitors at a disadvantage. This may well be true. But rac- ' ing, if its is to continue to grow, • simply must become more professional. Operations like Sharp's and the Group 44 team rim by Bob Tullius help the sport considerably. ; The Sports Car Club of Amer- increasing professionalism of the sport. Its U.S. Road Racing- Championship series . attracts pros like Mark Donohue, Peter Revson, Sam Posey and Dan. Gurney. Its Trans - American, sedan series .is also a profes-l sional operation. • Yet it should be remembered' that without the SCCA amateur events, there ^wouldn't be too many Americans to enter the big - money, big - crowd events: Sharp and Gilmartin formed Bob Sharp Racing early this- year to.race Datsuns and pro-, mote the car and their success-, es on the circuit. They formed a subsidiary company, Promotion Associates, to handle the dissemination of this information and as a vehicle to promote and merchandise the pro- ducts of their sponsors. In addition, they have estab- Will George Take Grannie's Advice? GRAYSVILLE, Ala. (AP) Mrs. Kate Frink Watson of Graysville, who loves politics like her grandson, former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, is celebrating her 100th birthday today. And as wifji all centenarians, there are interesting stories about her. A daughter, Mrs. V.E. Thomas, tells one: Last year, when Wallace came to visit, his grandmother queried him about his presidential plans. "He tried to sidetrack her," said Mrs. Thomas, who noted that Mrs.-Watson once ordered the postman to stop delivering a magazine which had been uncomplimentary to Wallace. "Mama advised him not to run," she said. "She told him he would get killed." ilinilllllllllillllllHIIIIHIIIHIIIIIH COMPLETES BASIC— Marine Pvh J. Ro.ane Logan, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Logan of 818 Indiana, has completed eight weeks of basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif. mt^> GRADUATES - Navy Reserve Ensign Woody R. Enderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow B. Enderson of 220 South Ruddle Road, recently graduated from : the Basic Naval Aviation Officers' School at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. Titan, one-of Saturn's 10 sat- llites, is the only moon in the olar system known to have an atmosphere. There are 32 known natural latellites in the solar system. jrHE NATIONAL REPORT ON WHAT'S HAPPEN<NC| j Teen Heroes Tell Tale: Can you .describe a group of people I ! by their heroes and heroines? Will they fall into similar pat- | I terns? Does one characteristic characterize all such heroes? j I Teen sacred cows reveal some interesting facts about the kids I ; themselves. I The very brevity of most of their reigns give us a clue to _ I teen thinking. They like change and challenge and innovation \ [ —hence the Beatles' early and continuing popularity. They | | respond to many forms of one fad—hence, the fantastic abun- i | dance of long hairs and rock groups. The wierd and macabre 1 | fascinates them, just as ghosts or scary stories fascinated 1 | them as children. Thus, the far-out acid rock groups com- ~ 1 mand a brief but intense concentration by teens. | They like to identify with ideal stereotypes who repre- = | sent many of the virtues and assets they strive to have. I | So Jackie Kennedy's beauty, style and dignity appeal to girls 1 1 just as thoroughly as do Bobby Kennedy's youthfulness and • | zeal. Like adults, they set up people to worship. Unlike their i | parents, they form strong emotional attachments to their 1 | heroes. 1 | Just as their adolescent passions for trie opposite sex wax I | and wane, so do their heroic flames. In their search for what I | they want to be and do, they can find admirable qualities hi a f | diverse assortment of famous or infamous personalities. % | So parents can relax when Susie flings hreself hysterically i | at the feet of a musician. Chances are she won't marry him, j I won't meet him. . .won't even remember him in half a year. | | Service People Resent Teens: Understandable. Tipsters 1 | (people relying upon tips for a livelihood) find it hard to j | understand "why" Young America doesn't tip-to-scale. They ~ j resent the no-tip teens and scorn me mini-tip types. Teens are I harder and more difficult to | intimidate by/with the usual j *- '(Oi 1 I / J waiter-driver ploys, nil* Hll I te <3 Good reason: They (the | teens) are highly discretion- j jiry in the allocation of their | money. Also the rising cost \ of living hits hard at their | buying powr. As a direct j result teens are very critical | of tipping as a practice. They 1 prefer to pay for their food, 1 product or service without the j need to further compensate the ~ direct purveyor. A recent study revealed | that the one-time 5-cent hot dog is now 25 and 30 cents in | major air terminals. Traveling teens can't see tipping for i plain counter service at these prices. ''No tipping" makes a sense. Saves time, tempers and will improve attitudes. . g A recent teon contributor to TEEN Magazine told of a prize- | winning research project. He analyzed his father's hat. j Found that the original $14.95 price tag was a deceptively j modest beginning to its two-year life. The hat was checked = 531 times in a two-year period at 25 cents each $132.75). j Cleaning and blocking added another $12.50. The wily teen g estimated that 80 per cent of the total cost of ownership went j to "syndicated checking services." No wonder the hat people j are mad, mad, mad. Living Dolls: New game for jaded teens is Voodoo Doll. Relieves all sorts of pent-up frustrations. Teen Buying power Proved: In a recent druggists' news- & letter, "hot items" were lieted from five major drugstores in i U. S. cities. Every item was |.a teen-consumed, goodies—tran- ! sister radio batteries, 79-cent ! hairbrushes, stuffed animals, \ lunch kits, pierced-look ear-IP^ \ rings. I The Great J. C. (Johnny Carson): 'Should appeal to older I teens despite late hour. Recent ! skit poked about as much fun ! at television commercials as it is possible to do. Audience luved it. Statistics show teens dislike fturn-dum commercials, are fiercely loyal to clever or' funny ones.. Get tha hint, Madison Avenue? : By Robert MacLeod Editor, 'Teen Magaiine \ iiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiM man Bayou, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Perry. William Alexander was home for the weekend from the Uni- Coronation of the Queen was j versity of Arkansas, at 7:30 at Bulldog Stadium. Mrs. J. D.'Rankin entertained Senior maids were: Delia Sad-1 her bridge dub last Wednesay ning Southpaw" by Bowen. For those who like to work with their hands; "Creating With Clay" by Seidelman; "Making Soft Toys" by Luckwood; and "Creating with Paper" by Seidelman. Two in the non-fiction field are "Famous Paintings" — an introduction to art for yo u n g people by Chase and "Digging for Dinosaurs" by Colbert. For readers in the intermediate age: "Glenn L. Martin, Boy Conqueror o! the Air" by ler, Debby Smith, and Tina Harmon. Junior maids were Jackie Trammel and Kay Ho?an. Sophomore maids were Lou Lindsay and Connie Cash. Football bearer was David Catching and Crown bearer was Johnny Earl Speck high, Mrs. Nancy Tippy. Wilson Parent Teachers Association met Thursday night Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafetorium. Mrs. W. J. Alexander, president, presided at the business meeting. afternoon in the Merrill Room of the Wilson Cafe. Preceding games apple pie ala mode and ice cream were served. Winners at bridge were Mrs. A. H. Williams second high and Mrs. 0. W. Speck bridge winner. Miss Bonnie Lawrence, daughter of Mr. an Mrs. John Mooring, and Miss Cathy Whitaker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Whitaker, were two o! the 34 pledges for Delta Tau Chapter Miss Renella H a r d i n, 1st I of S i g m a Kappa Sorority a t grade teacher, gave the devo-l tional. , [ The theme of the program was Civic Affairs and guest speaker was Mr. J. W. Rumble, .state vice commander of tSie American Legion. Sixth grade room mothers were in charge of refreshments during the social hour. Miss Inez Kincaid's 6th grade room won the attendance banner. . Among those from Wilson attending the Arkansas - Texas game in Little Rock Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Al b 6 r t Greenwell, Dwight an Tiny Anerson, Harold demons, John Dresbach, Ralph Thompson and son Johnnie, Jerry Hays and sons, Mike and Larry, Renella Hardin, Angie Emery, Mike State College of Arkansas in Conway. "Take Of! With Books" is the theme. of the 48th annual National Children's Book Week to be celebrated Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 1967. In observance of this special week a large number of new books for boys and girls will be on display at the Wilson Branch of the Mississippi County Library. Among those for older youth: "A Name for Himself" by Walden; "Car-Crazy Girl," Colman, "Combat Nurses of World War II" by Blassingame; "Mystery Rides the Charter Beat" by Nelson; "Hot Rod Showdown" by Bowen; "Scrambling Quarterback" by Heuman; & "Light- lHarley; "The Two Helen's" by Lattimore; "The Team that Couldn't Lose" by Christoper; "Elbert, the Mind Reader" by Galdone; and "Dark H o r p.a Barnsby" by Reynolds. Colorful books for the preschooler and the beginning reader include "The Bear Scouts" by Berenstain; "What a Silly Thing to Do" by Smardioge; and new editions of "The Golden Goose" by S t o b b s and Grimms' "Snow • White and "Rose-Red." A SHADE OF DIFFERENCE exists between the Saigon government and militant Vietnamese Buddhist monks led by Thich Tri Quang, shown here being shaded by a follower during a rally outside a Saigon pagoda. impa/a Custom Coupe From Impala, worlds most popular car Wow there are more good reasons than ever why people should prefer Impala. Like all regular Chevrolets, it's even further ahead for '68! A more hushed ride Among other things, we refined and improved everything about the ride to make it surprisingly smooth and silent. Just try it and see. You'll find that our engineers used .electronic computers to pinpoint places where noises might develop, and installed a special network of rubber cushions to keep squeaks and rattles from disturbing your comfort. We doubt that you've ever driven a, car that moves so noiselessly. The look you like best People have always preferred Impala's looks. So for 1968 we made it even more beautiful. We gave the grille a more massive and masculine look. We gave the hood sweeping new lines and tucked the wipers neatly out of sight. We designed the taillights right into the rear bumper for a look you're sure to like. We owe you the best We figure we owe people more than other car makers do. Because it was people who put us in first place in the first place, and who keep us there year after year. We appreciate it. Be smart! Be sure! Buy now at your Chevrolet dealer's. BOB SULLIVAN CHEVROLET-CADILLAC CO. 1400 S. DIVISION BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. PO 3-4578

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