The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 11, 1966 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 11, 1966
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p*(t Two - BIytheville (Ark.) Courier News - Monday, July 11, M6i Teen Club Owner Frets About Rumors, Resistance By SYLVIA SPENCER Staff Writer Bob Greene feels very much 'I hate to turn away kids wh want to come, even if they hav been drinking. But I can't affor to let them in. I have to stan uuu vjitviis *^v*** i«**j *••«—•• ^Q jm metII HI. * Have WJ ow»i like a man swimp' upstream. at the door w i, en we ' re ope The currents which tug and pull j and cneck eve ryone who goe ef Mm unrl his pritemrise — 3 :„ » at him and his enterprise — a : teen club — often are invisible, but he feels them keenly. Greene is the owner of King Ed's Teen Club, a place he a iccu v>»M**| — t opened seven weeks ago. The club is open to young adults, w through 20, Monday through Saturday nights. Bands play on Friday and Saturday nights, sometimes on Wednesday. Other nights teenagers can dance to the juke box or play games. The idea behind the club was to give teenagers a place to go,, to play checkers, to have a good time. The man who thought up the idea'oi the club recently retired from the Air Force after 20 years. He says he decided to open the club "because I like kids. I like working with them. Greene also has worked as a Boy Scout leader. "I wanted to have a club for teenagers," Greene explained. "Their parents have clubs .-*• country clubs and private clubs. I want the kids to have the same sort of relationship with their club as their parents have with adult clubs. You don't have the PTA or YMCA or various church groups sponsoring adult clubs. Why should they have to supervise a teenage club? "I want to run the club as a business, just as adult clubs are run. This means that the kids have to enjoy Jt, have a good time there. It also means I have to run a respectable club so that the right kind of teenagers will want to come; and so that their parents will let them come. Otherwise I can't make a go of it in." The club is located on Wes Main. Greene \a very proud of th fact that teenagers helped him fix up the club. Some painted pictures to g along with the King Ed moti: They got the material to mak the red velvet curtains tha hang behind the stage. The stag is probably one of the most un usual in the BIytheville area. T is- in the back, set up about 1 feet above the ground, and bac into the wall. A long, red - car peted stair case leads from th dance floor up to the center o the stage. How did the idea of a teen club come about? "I used to run a cafe here in the same location," Green ex plained. "It wasn't going too wejl. One day, when soms teen agers were in the cafe, I made the remark that I might open i teen club instead. From tha time on, the kids hounded me to open the club. They wanted one very badly. There really wasn't any place for teenagers to go in Blythevile, especialy in the summer. . However excited the teenagers were about the opening of a teen cub, there were other persons who weren't as excited, and who are even less excited now that it's been open. "Police Chief George Fort told me' before I'd even openec that there would be fights and bjood all over the floor," Greene relates. "Fortunatey neither of these things have occured. "I've invited both parents and MUCH ABOVE NORMAL AtOVE NORMAL NEAR' NORMAL BELOW NORMAL MUCH BELOW NORMAL .EXPECTED TEMPERATURES Below-normal temperatures are the outlook for the Pacific Northwest, and the tier of states from the southern plains to the south. Atlantic coast while the Northeast will be warmer than usual. WE ACCEPT YOU? FREE VACATION OFFER A«r«s_ No. In Flffllly_ FlnsiRisenrf RQiys). -City- (OUR) 1 Motor Route Information Deilrrt FREE VACATION COUPON! Anytime Is a colorful time to drive through the Omrb to HORSESHOE BEND. Every turn in tho road brings an exciting new vista of mountains end valleys glowing with brilliant foliage. You are invited to accept a free vacation at HORSESHOE BEND In North Central Arkansas. This Is the superb new recreation area/ unexcelled for scenic beauty in the entire Midsouth — a most pleasant, rtitfut, relaxful aria for permanent or vacation living. For two days and nights selected Individuals will •nfoy free lodging and free entertatnmant. Just fill out the coupon above telling us when you want to be our gueit for two days and nights. Meals of fine quality ovailobl* at the clubhouse at reasonable prices.' Transportation to and from HORSESHOE BEND is to be provided by you. Confirmation of your reservation'will be mailed promptly " after wt reulvt tht coupon—on first come, first served basis. This Invitation Is part of the Arkansas Tourist and Recreation Committee for Fulton and Izerd Counties. lot* of recreation facilities, sparkling lakes and riven- all for your enjoyment. Oldtlme square dancing to mountain music vttry week and programs of wholesome •ntertolnrnent oach evening. (~ HORSESHOE BEND Is nestled In the foothills of the Ozarks along the Strawberry River on Highway 56 at Franklin In North Central Arkansas. Here you will find noture In all Its splendor. Many forms of freo »n1«r- falnment provided such as horseback ( riding, swimming, canoeing, bicycle booting, badminton, tennis, fishing,. ercftery, golf, dining out, clubhouse f •nd a wide variety of wildlife. HORSESHOE BEND offers something . for ever/one, regardless of age or ^ Interest, with III abundant forests, sparkling streams, crystal lekes and beautiful mountains. We will be pleased to hove you visit us. __ ISTATIS franklin, Arkanta, AS ADVERTISED IN BETTER HOMES ANP GARDENS AND AMERICAN HOM£ the police to come to the club any time. When parents come, they're usually pleasantly surprised to find out how nice it is and how well run it is. ."When the police come, I usually hear from people, who have heard from someone else, that the police had to come to the club and stop trouble. I've never had to isk the police to come inside to stop trouble, < 'Then there are the rumors I hear. I've heard that several people are complaining about the noise. I've heard that several individuals and one church have started petitions to close the club, but no one has ever come to me with their peti- iions or complaints. I usually lear about them from the kids or friends or the. police who say everyone' has a complaint, yet hey never say who 'everyone' . • . "People who admit they've never even been in the club are 'ull of criticism. If they would ust come to the club and see how it is run and the type of eenagers who come," Greene sighed. ; Business has slowed considerably since publicity attendant to an incident which occurred after he club was closed one njght. )ne youngster received a sen- ence as a result. Greene points out that this iccurred after club closing and ;ome distance from the club- room. "Since that article appeared in the paper, all sorts of rumors and misunderstandngs about the incident have helped keep kids away," Greene mourned. "If I can keep going until the fall, I think things will pick up. I plan to sell memberships to the high school kids. "Then the members will set up a committee or board to help make the rules and help enforce them. "This isn't to be just a dance club. It's to be a club where kids can come to have meetings and plan projects. "I think teenagers in Blyther ville really do need a place to go," he concuded. BATTLE; OF BULGING FILE CABINET PITTSBURGH (AP) - Companies have a tough problem- shall they retain or destroy their mountains of records? Executives of Rockwell Manufacturing Company here found that the only way to control the storage of paperwork *• of more than 350 different fOrm&-*was to issue more forms. The new [firms systematize the transfer, retention and destruction of company records. Today, the company keeps only 6 per cent of its records, fifteen years ago it kept 68 Der cent. HUVT [""I MOOEUTE f"~] LIGHT AVERAGES: JUIT I JULY 31 EXPECTED PRECIPITATION Heavier rainfall than usual is expected to come with lower temperatures In most areas. Precipitation will be on the short side in both the Northeast and central Mississippi Valley. Call No. 458 Charter No. 14389 Report of Condition of THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK IN BLYTHEVDUje IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS, AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON JUNE 30, 1966, PUBLISHED IN RE- SPONSE TO CALL MADE BY COMPTROLLER OF THE CUR- RENCY, UNDER SECTION 5211, U. S. REVISED STATUTES ASSETS Cash, balances with other banks,-and cash items in process of collection ..: $ 2,528,241.41 United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed 3,024,144.85 Obligations of States and political subdivisions 8,231,400.04 Securities of Federal agencies and corporations not guaranteed by U. S.... , 865,131.25 Loans and discounts 7,623,716.67 Fixed assets 508,899.77 Other assets 27,000.00 .TOTAL ASSETS $17,808,503.99 LIABILITIES Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations 7,476,170.24 Time and savings deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations 6,419,803.07 Deposits of United States Government 239,359.57 Deposits of States and political subdivisions 1,760,543.77 Deposits of commercial banks 117,546.42 Certified and officers' checks, etc 137,96545 TOTAL DEPOSITS ., $16,151,388.22 Total demand deposits $ 9,696,585.15 Total time and savings deposits $ 6,454,803.07 Other liabilities 274,930.17 TOTAL LIABILITIES $16,426,318.39 CAPITAL ACCOUNTS Common stock—total par value 300,000.00 No. shares authorized 3,000 No. shares outstanding 3,000 .... Surplus 800,000.00 Undivided profits 482,185.60 TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS .....-.....$ 1,382,185.60 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $17,808,508.99 MEMORANDA Average of total deposits for the 15-calendar days ( ending with call date ....$15,410,022.78 Average of total loans for the 15 calendar days ending with call date 7,607,256.29 Loans as shown above are after deduction of valuation reserves of 93,805.29 I, Ted W. Wahl, Cashier, of the above-named bank do hereby declare that this report of condition is true and correct to the jest of my knowledge and belief. TED W. WAHL, Cashier We, the undersigned directors attest the correctness of this report of condition and declare that it has been examined by us nd to the best of our knowledge and belief it true and correct. EUGENE F. STILL . . B. R. HAYS E. M. REGENOLD, Directors — oy max iturm — Vandalism is a problem in more or less serious deirUt ia virtuily every community In the Missouri BoOtheel and pfr lice officers and city official: have had • difficult time trying to bring it under control. Recently a man was killed In a two-car collision at a rura road intersection south of C* ruthersville, and it wai found that three stop signs at the intersection were missing. Whether or not the missing atop signs contributed to the accident wil never be known, but they had been installed there by the highway department to prevent accidents. Bemoving such stop signs can only be dona by a sick, sick individual. Another type of vandalism that (Janithersvllle. city officials and police force are currently having to contend with is thai being done to the jet trainer airplane contributed to the City of CaruthersviUe by the U. S. Air Force and placed in the Caruthersville City Park as a memorial and monument to tiie late Col. John England, a Caru< thersville lad who grew .up to be a top ace in World War n. England died in a crash in France in 1954, staying with hit airpane to prevent it from crashing into a barracks occupied by his fellow airmen. It appears that some people are trying to take the, s h i p ipart, or remove parts of it by using hand tools, and others have scratched obscenities on he surfaces with knives or other sharp tools. One method the city js considering for protection of the monument )s to build a fence around it. : Possibly what is needed more ban anything in curbing vanda- ism in all of the towns i$ f6r more citizens to become involved and report it to the po- ice when tJiey observe it being done. The long-haired Washington writers are at it again, and it seems to us that it is somewhat of a replay of what was written in the Depression years in connection with such sociological agencies as the old Farm Security Administration. This tune it is in connection with fee antipoverty program. The same old unsavory picture is first painted ef poverty - stricken areas of the Boethetl, then it ii shown how a federal program U helping th§ situation. Example A u an article in a magazine published by the Office of Economic Opportunity as quoted in an area daily newspaper the ether day. In describing fte vtry fantastic success a 20-year-old Japanese girl VISTA worker had had in applying her program in Haytt, the article tays: " spins off into a dirt road and bumps through a place called Haytt Heights. The Heights seems a village wee. It it a collection of fram* sbapties perched on Delta mud. Even under the cheerful sun the Heights is scarred with of deep poverty, "Shanties are sprung at .the seams, yards are unpaved (unpaved?), and fences sag ... small children, some half naked scramble through the mud and dirty gravel." This sets the scene as Marilyn Miyagawa, the VISTA worker,' arrived to apply Uncle Sam's Great Society program. After only a few months, according to the article, she got the 2,500 people living in the Heights (Outside Hayti's city limits) to fOrn? a government outside the government, and they demanded more paved roads, improver ments in drainage, better sani- ation, a community' center, and other improvements. "There was no culture except a movie now and then from Memphis (whatever happened to TV in the Heights?), and little if anything else besides mud, cotton arid poverty ... The whole community has started tore** fcr Ms _ M taterettid iFkBewIng we have'learned of a movement in Site too to orgtnlie » Junior College district, to encompass the entire Missouri Bootheel, including the area, ef course, of th* proposed lower Bootheel college. As far as we have dug into this Junior College subject, It is our opinion that such small high er educational institutions are worth their keep only if they are within, daily driving distance of the students who attend it. If the area included is so large that many of the students would have to live in dormitories or elsewhere away from home, why have the col. lege at all? The students could just as well go on to Southeast Missouri State College at Cape Girardeau. he climb upward because of her." Thus, if any community Is thin-skinned about what the ireat Society writers might have to say about them in connection with the anti •• poverty program, they had best get over History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monifoy, July 11, the 192nd day of 1966. There are 173 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1804, two revolutionary war leaders, Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, mefin a pistol duel in Wee* hawken, N.J. ; Two shots were fired and Hamilton fell, mortally wounded. On this date In 1767, our sixth president, John Quincy Adams, was born. In 1810, Holland was'annexed to the Napoleonic empire. In 1814,' a British fleet captured the town of Eastport, Maine. ~ In 1937, American composer George Gershwin died. In 1952, General Dwight D, Eisenhower as--nominated for president on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Chicago- Ten years ago-^The French government approved the plan for Euratom—an atomic energy commission composed of representatives of the six Common it now because those Federal Market nations. wOrdsrniths are going to see their way whether your Cham ber of Commerce, likes it or not Citizens Of Pemiscot, Dunklin and the south half of New Madrid counties who are interested either in the proposal for a Jurt- .AT SINGER foMon print prnifll • f0»Won a bright blou:«l BAKUBA PRINTS Shantung textured! 543 Delate, 46S tit»(. In iriti rayon. 45" wide. Hand washable. $UI it. Sew a »ummer luniuif.' • Sew o tot's shift/ Fashion a cool dress! • Fashion a print shift! 9 yd. Ml lit- In* prirt Mil*. PRINTED RAYON Classic prints right for summer evenings. IOCS rlyon, 45* wide. Style o casual juif? FINE CREPE Style a fight dre'st! 99' yd. 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