The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 26, 1966 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 26, 1966
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Blythevflle (Ark.) Olurler Newt - Tuesday, July *, M* - h* Thm THIS NEGRO SOLDIER training at Fort Polk. La, may not Je happy about going to Viet Nam, but he Is certainly lUOtfcipjjy about going to nearby Leesville. It's segwjjatei VN Integrated, Not Leesville By TOM TIEDE Newspaper Enterprise Assn. LEESVILLE, La. - (NBA) This small logging community, snuggled on the fringe of the Fort Polk Army installation, is a temporary home town for some, 1,600 soldiers a month who train to wage the war in Southeast Asia. There is a municipal golf course here, a skating rink, a lovely lake nearby, public gardens, three movie theaters and a 29,000 volume library. A pleasant enough place for servicemen, really. Except Negro servicemen. Leesville is segregated. Color is color, here, uniformed or not. Some eateries will not serve the black man and some theaters will not welcome his ticket. Some barkeeps ignore his orders and some shopkeepers are not interested in his IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS LUSTER L. THOMPSON money. He feels uncomfortable swimming at the lake, drinking at the public fountains and walking in the nicer parts of town. It hurts, of course. Especially now. Especially training for Viet Nam. "I don't mind going to war," one Negro recruit explains. "But I do dislike going there by way of Leesville, Louisiana." This f e e 1 i n g is widespread throughout Fort Folk's colored population. Those who have come here from other southern cities are generally used to it but expect something better so near a government compound. And those who have come here from the North are, in the words of one, "simply shocked." Says he: "I've never been treated like this before." "Where are you from?" he is asked. "New Jersey, originally.' "And you never experienced this before?" "Oh, sure, but n o t h i n g so vs. No. 16,558 LAWANDA FAYE THOMPSON DEFENDANT WARNING ORDER The defendant. Lawanda Faye Thompson, is hereby warned to appear in this court within 30 days and answer the Petition to Modify Decree jf the plaintiff, Luster L. Thompson, and upon her failure to do so, said Petition will be taken as confessed. WITNESS my hand as Clerk of the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, and the Seal of said court this 13th day of June, 1966. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By Betty Coats, D. C. H. G. Partlow. Jr. Atty. for Plf. Everett E. Harbtr Atty. ad litem 7-5, 12, 19, 26 GOOD WORKS rather than cood performances won comedian Danny Thomas, left, the 1966 American Medical Association's Citation for Disttoguishcd Serv- Ice, presented by AMA President Dr. Charles L. Hudson, right. The ward, -n Wguesge- •ician, fete recognition of Thomas' efforts in founding S! jude Children's Research HotfiW «t Mem- open." "How do you mean?" "Nigger, for instance, is prop- PLAINTIFF er pronunciation in this place." " 1 °' : ' : ° "And?" "And they act like you're leaving germs in • your footprints." * * * So embittered are some Negroes, in fact, that they simply refuse to stray from the post. Those who do go tend to stick together, avoid the popular spot and settle for recreation provided by the area's Negro community. Thus grouped, these soldiers also remain in cliques back in the barracks instead of mixing with the same whites they will live and die with in the war. "I've no Caucasian friends here at all," one of them says flatly. And why? "Because if I can't have a sandwich with a white fellow downtown at a cas, I don't care to have one with him in camp at the post exchange." i Leesville, of course, is not the only segregated military town in the South. Several others are even more so. But what makes the situation especially pregnant here is that Fort Polk trains soldiers for 12 months of war. Designated Negroes know during nine, weeks of classwork that they will ship out to fight when school is over. So," says a student, "this is hardly a warm sendoff." I hate to think," adds another, "that this may be the last American town I ever see." * * * But, though the social predicament is unfortunate, it is by no means unique for colored GIs. It has been the same in many military hamlets since American fighting forces were established late in the 1700s. And perhaps this is the biggest rub of all. Because the young Negro trooper no longer expects it. He is tutored on enlightenment and law. And, with another chapter being added to 200 years of black-white participation in war, he IB stunned that it has had so little effect on racial progress. As one youngster puts it: "If I can fight for this town's freedom, why can't it do th« •ami lor mine?/" Astrological * Forecast * By CAKHOLL KltiUH'3 Co dettnhlni join forecit. not* pariftaph opposite Halts, wWcB 'ncJud* TOUT birth data WEDNESDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: You can think about places at a distance today or persons who tiave very different ideas from yours. During the day think about a definite plan for greater success in the days ahead, but the evening begins a very adverse day and a half when promises made are apt to be broken and when it's necessary you avoid accidents. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Delving into that which is creative is ideal during the day, iut evening should be quiet and economical. Be with persons who are congenial. Avoid argu- nents of any sort which can be >ad for the nerves. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) A.M. is ideal for getting abode n more immaculate order, so >e enthusiastic. Then get fundamental affairs working properly. Much harmony is possible during P.M. with kin and riends. Be happy. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) 't is better to handle any pro- essionai or other calls in A.M. since after lunch you could run nto some trouble. Make out re- lorts, get data you need meticu- ously. Speak up and be loyal where some neighbor may need lours of assistance, comforting alk, etc. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 o July 21) You can certainly ;ain top dollar in your line of endeavor if you use all the in- elligence that God gave you. 3on't keep creditors waiting. Some banking expert could give 'ou wonderful ideas. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Recreation is best during the A.M. when others you like are able to join you readily, then put those talents across as you never did before. Don't be antagonistic. Encourage good friends instead of criticizing them. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) A smile can wipe out all opposition readily instead of trying to fight your way out of things. Avoid making same mistakes McNiurtt Syndicate. IM. working early. Relax in P.M. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A better psychology must be used with persons with whom you deal daily. Look through your newspaper for excellen ideas and data. Perfecting hobbies can be very vital to your well being at this time. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Anything of a practical nature must be taken care of during business hours, since later emergencies may arise to deter- you from carrying on with them Your judgment is better than too. Show fine acumen. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Concentrate on whatever is of greatest importance to you during day hours, since later others may not be in a mood at all to aid you in your ideas.. Be charming. Avoid getting into that sullen mood you sometimes adopt. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan 20) An expert can give you just the exact advice you need right now for the days ahead on problems that bother you. Everything eases up by evening. Be willing to do kind favors for others as well. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) You can plan the days ahead very nicely with kind allies in A.M., which will be constructive, but the evening is best spent at home, quietly. Much enjoyment possible during day. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) By being devoted to influential sersons you find that you gain soth prestige and favors easily, jut be kind and sincere. Progressive ideas come quickly dur- ng day. Avoid trouble tonight. 3e courteous with all; IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ... he, or she, will be one of those fascinating young people who, early, is very much interested in philosophy, science cultures of different countries, ethics, etc. — a true intellectual. Give every opportunity to study and attend the finest college possible, since such background can bring, about a tremendous success in whatever may be the actual forte in this again. Get certain clever ideas | chart. A true leader is here. «nnn«iiiiiM^ aLJ Female Mosquito Bites aif Van tL >uren (McNaught Syndicate Inc.) illl!Jlll!lllll!l!ll»[|ll» husband finds DEAR ABBY: How come when my husband and I sit outside together, the mosquitoes go right after me, but they leave him entirely alone? My husband says it is a fact that mosquitoes prefer women to men. Is that so? I once heard that the worse a person smells, the safer from mosquitoes he is. Now that makes more sense to me. If you can find out anything' about how mosquitoes go* about selecting their victims please clew me in. MOSQUITO-BITTEN DEAR BITTEN: While it is said that gentlemen prefer blondes, mosquitoes prefer brunettes! And they aren't fussy about the sex. But only the female mosquito bites, so if more women than men are victims, it's poetic justice. Mosquitoes are attracted to strong odors — good and bad, so we must infer that lady who drenches herself in sweet - smelling perfume is no "safer" from mosquitoes than the non- bathing onion-eater. DEAR ABBY: My husband has had a very close friend for years. They golf, fish, and hunt together. At a bridge party recently, one of the ladies said that this man cheated on his wife. I didn't believe it, so I asked my husband if he knew anything about it He said, yes, he knew all about it. Abby, I was so hurt that my husband could have a friend like that. We have had many bitter words about it. Am I wrong to expect my husband to give up his friendship with a man like this? HURT DEAR HURT: Yes. The BUB mag have other qu*l- ities your worthy of his friendship. Judge not a man until you have walked for at least twenty miles in his moccasins. DEAR ABBY: Can you get it across to the bird brain set that it is extremely bad manners to question a divorcee about her "ex"? After 20 years of what everyone (including me) thought was a happy marriage, my husband ran off with some doll. That was four years ago and people still ask me, "What do you hear from So and So?" What do they expect me to hear from a man who deserted his wife and child, walked out a lucrative, business, turned his back on his parents and friends, left me with a mortgage to pay and a stack of unpaid bills? Just before our daughter was married, people nearly drove me crazy asking, "Is her father going to give her away?" And, "Did you invite 'him' and his new wife?" But what really grabs me is when people say, "You've done beautifully, just hang on; he'll wake up and come back one day." Who wants him back? Sincerely, NO BYLINE IN ASHVILLE Frtuck Praiidint d* Go«Mi, viiitlng Kimio, Mill So- »i«t leodtrt kt fovort on Eoit-Wnt'itttU- men* in Europt.wilhoiit U.S. participation. Sovlit rr« mi«r Kesygln vllitl Finland ond loyi Rustic Mtfcf to Inetnii buii- nm with coimtriw oil ovfr tho world. Statm clow I* KM kttrt tf Amorlcoi first ett«mpf t» land a Fomid Hit pilot and X-15 on JM Walkor din o* Mi chou piano collides with thi mammoth XI- 70A over California. Leaden of Irltain'i National Union of Stamen coll on end to their 45-day-old Itrlke that had done Hanoi and (taWwuf i* roidi Aot ipacocrofr "Mftlr" o. the mwn It lucceiifnt Mwnqr lnmtt* tM g«Mlliu and til op- at Surveyor moket a) porftct landing and tendt back thouiandt of picture! to, o laboratory in California. pliM of North Viet Nam. groat damage to tho Iritii Dr. Martin Luther King ond other civil rights leaders take over a freedom march to Jackson, Miss., at tho spot where James Meredith, who originated tho march, was shot in tho bock by a white man. Jooquin Bal- ilaguer, who had the :[ support of the United States, upsets.Juan Bosch to win the third free election of the century in the Dominican Republic. Argentine military junta overthrows President Illin and installs retired army commander Juon Carlos Ongania os president. Reports say the military may plan to rule as long as 10 years. __ G e m i n i-9, with Tom Stafford and Eugene Cernan aboard, lands on target in' the Atlantic after a three- day mission that saw Cernan seta record for the longest walk in space. highly successful tour if Africa, Sen. Robert Kennedy jets to Rome for a 35-minute private conference with Pope Paul. Red China's Ihou En-la i arrives in to ma nto and says he'd ike to-strengthen tin ictween rh« two cow- rie*. . • U.S. Farm Products Duty Raised by Common Market By SAMDAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. ex- rarters—and expecially Ameri can farmers—have a big stake n the new farm policy hammered out by the six European lommon Market nations. And he stake is how much will the price and subsidy pact cut into he sizable market American 'arm products now enjoy in the West European bloc. Products ranging all the way :rom meat to canned fruit juices rom the United States are involved. The six European nations are a big and growing market for food. There are some 180 million consumers in France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, ielgium and Luxembourg. The CON F I D E N TIA L TO NEIL: Opportunities are never "lost." Someone else will take the ones you miss. Problems? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self • addressed envelope. For Abby's booklet, "How to Have a Lovely Wedding," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeltf, Gal, 'Last Baffle' [o be Filmed By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) There's no reason history hould be dull," says Cornelius lyan, who has done as much as inyone to enliven the history of World War II. Ryan is a ruddy-faced, volu- ile Irishman whose account of he invasion of Normandy, "The longest Day," was an enormous success as a book and movie. Now an American cit- zen, he is hard at work convert- ng his latest best-seller, "The -ast Battle," into a screen play. Tae saga concerns the fall of Berlin and the end of the war. 'This is an enormous job," be author said as he surveyed he charts, photos and outlines hat fill tables and walls of hree MGM offices. "Right now 'm working with the producer, George Englund, to narrow down the story to a reasonable number of characters. "A few stand put — fiie generals, Hitler, the milkman who continued bis route as the city was falling, the zookeeper who tried to save the animals, etc. But how do you decide about the others?" Ryan and his researchers con tacted 3,000 persons during the eight-year preparation of "The Last Battle." The nature of the events makes the film a much more complicated story than "The Longest Day," for which Ryan also wrote the script. "There you had an immense operation," said Ryan, "but it was centralized on one military maneuver. In The Last Battle' you have the whole arena of human tragedy and even insanity, as in the case of Hiter, who was dispatching orders to phantom armies that didn't exist. "You have vast forces in the story — the Russians advancing from the east and the Allies from the west, plus the remnants of the German army. You also have the civilian population of a great city that was being crushed to the ground, plus the political aspects of the heads of state. It te an tnormtus pano- upgraded tastes for new imported foods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that last year U.S. exports of farm products to the six nations came to $1.5 billion. It may well be running ahead of that rate this year. What worries American farmers is that the new pact drafted Sunday will raise prices on many food items produced in the Common Market. And this will boost the duty of American imports. On most farm products the Common Market uses a flexible tariff system geared to price differences. The duty is raised to take up the gap between world market prices, usually lower, and the Common Market farm prices, usually higher because of subsidies. * * * In most instances, the American farm products are priced ower than the European ones and face an already stiff import evy. With any new hike in food irices in the Common Market, ;he duty on American footstuffs would rise. And the higher booming prosperity of these Common Market nations in recent years has raised personal incomes and consumption and and priced the American products thus become, the harder to sell them to the European consum- For U.S. exporters as a whole, :he results of the Common Market farm pact will be more com- alicated. Higher food prices for the 180 million Europeans, whether the food is grown locally or imported, mean less money left over to buy other imports. But the final solution of the Common Market's toughest problem could open the way for a general tariff agreement, which has been hanging fire for several years. : Now Many Wear FALSE TEETH With Little Worry: Eat, talk, laugh or sneeze without; fear of insecure false teeth' dropping, slipping or wobbling. FASTEETH' holds plates firmer and more com*" fortably.Thls pleasant powder hasno" . . Dentures that fit are essential to health. See your dentist regularly;" Get FASTEETH at all drug counter*^ Bronchial Asthma Formula Doctors Prescribe Most-Stop^ Choking Attacks in Minutes • Opens Up Locked Bronchial Tubes and Keeps Them Open. Restores Normal Breathing Fast. Calms Panic. N*w York, N.Y—There's a bright new outlook on life for asthmatics. Medical tests proved this modern formula actually ends attacks and restores normal breathing in minutes. Prompt use helps prevent severe attacks from even starting. This formula is so effective doctors prescribe it more than any other. Yet it's so safe, taken as directed, it can be sold without pre- scription in most states. Just ask for Primatene® Tablets. '" Primatene promptly opens'up locked bronchial tubes and keep* them open. Trapped air is released. You can breathe in and out freely again. It loosens phlegm. Calma panic. Brings you back to normal fast. So look forward to freedom for hours from asthma spasmi. Always carry Primatene with you. CLASSIFIED BLYTHEVULE COURIER NEWS I

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