The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1967 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 12, 1967
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Ryth«vlll« (Ark.) Courier News — Tuesday, December 1!, 19W — Pag* IT'S GULL TIME again around the Great Lakes. What swallows are to Capistrano in the spring, gulls are for much of the Upper Midwest in autumn. The birds desert their New England breeding grounds en masse and flap inland to the warmer lakes region. So long as the lakes remain free of ice, the gulls stay around to dive for fish. As the weather worsens, they move to inland ponds and, eventually, south to the Mississippi River Valley, returning to the lakes briefly in the spring on their way back to their New England nesting places. Japanese Landmark Tkere Goes tke Imperial By BOB POOS I and ballrooms are full of world 1 withstood an earthquake that Associated Press Writer 'travelers, conventioneers and! killed 143,000 people and leveled TOKYO (AP) — Through 44 i sightseers. This section of the | many of Tokyo's major build- years, war and quake failed to j Imperial will remain un-jings. destroy the Imperial Hotel. Now! changed. j It survived because of tough little Japanese workmen | Various efforts to preserve j Wright's then revolutionary idea hp nIH Tmnprinl nr at IpaKt. narf: * nf iisintr a "flnafinp foundation " in hard hats and split-toed boots are doing the job with swift efficiency. Architects, politicians and people who loved the place tried to save 'the old section of the Imperial, but in vain. Today the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright is little more than a hollow shell of broken stone and windowsills. The three-story building's 300 rooms, most of them drafty, .dark and with wavy floors from a sagging understructure, will be replaced by a 17-story building of 1,000 rooms plus banquet halls, parking areas and other more modern facilities. Even so, there, is still an Imperial Hotel. The new wing, next door, continues too perate as if nothing were happening. Guests come and go, the bars of using a "floating foundation.' His workmen drilled holes in the ground, filled them with concrete and then placed the hotel's foundation on these underground stilts. But as the years went by the stilts sank in search of bedrock. the old Imperial, or at least part of it, came to nought. Even the efforts of Olgivanna Lloyd Wrigh, widow of the architect, were to no avail. Visitors who stayed there were not all fans. One wrote "My room was pretty drab and dark." And the place was a confusing maze of hallways and passages in which it was easy to get lost. It was mainly sentimentalists who sought to save the Imperial. But the Japanese, particularly Japanese businessmen, are practical. The old, even if it is a storied landmark, must go, if it stands in the way of profitable progress. The Imperial had an Aztec-oriental appearance. It became jumnist here, said: "It was hard famous quickly. It was complet- j to define. I guess you could call ed Aug. 31, 1923. The next day it lit a simple dignity. I came to ;know and love all the staff who ! worked in the area where I I lived. We had a wonderful warm personal relationship." Besides the regulars, the hotel had sheltered legions of famous guests, among them Babe Ruth, Marilyn Monroe, Bobe Hope, Charlie Chaplin, Vice President Alben Barkley' and Francis Car- .dinal Spellman. I Many beieve Gen. Douglas iMacArthur was the first Amen| can to visit the Imperial after Portions of the floor this year [the Japanese surrender in 1945. sagged as much as three feet. This caused drafty windows and walls. And the old hotel grew a bit grimy and worn with Yet about there was something the atmosphere that caused longtime residents to sigh when they learned they must move. One of them, Mrs. Lae Dillworth, a newspaper society col- 'He wasn't. That honor fell to a group of rather grubby war correspondents who stole a train and raced ahead to Tokyo after landing with the first soldiers to come ashore. Clad in combat fatigues, boots and helmetsn they clumped into the lobby and took over. Some of them fell exhausted on luxurious beds. They welcomed MacArthur when he showed up for his tour of the hotel, one of i his first acts as the conqueror of !Japan. Hanoi Plane Count Doesn't Add Up By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (AP) — When Hanoi broadcasts that it has shot down 3% times as many planes as the United States admits losing, what is the answer? "They started off exaggerating, and now they're stuck with it," says Brig. Gen. Winant Sidle, chief of information for the U.S. Command. "We guarantee the figures we're giving out. Hanoi has been exaggerating for two years. They can't very well go back. I don't have the slightest idea why they do it. It is so far removed from reality, it doesn't make any sense." There is a possibility of duplication in Hanoi's reporting of U.S. planes shot down, he added. "For example," he said, "one gunner shoots at a plane from the east of Hanoi, another from the west and another from tSie north, and they all turn it in.'' Studies have been made seeking the formula the North Vietnamese use. "We tried taking the duplicating factor into consideration but that didn't work out," Sidle said. "We tried all kinds of complicated devices and none of them worked out." Radio Hanoi has claimed North Vietnamese gunners have shot down 2,607 American warplanes since the United States bombing campaign began in February, 1965. The U.S. Command's reports last week listed 758 American planes shot down. Thieves Rob Mrs. Clous INDIANAPOLIS, nd. (AP There will be lumps of coal and bundles of twigs in the Christ- jmas stockings of thieves who victimized Mrs. Claus. Mrs. Robert Claus told Indian- japolU police Friday that some- lone stole more than 100 Christ- I mas lights from trees in front of her home. If your neighbors get theirs before you do, don't panic... There'll be enough to go around! FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLYTHEVILLE IN ACTION with the 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Cpl. Richard Jenkins, 20, of Mangum, Okla., fires at the' Viet Cong while on an operation 29 miles south of Dai 1 Nang, Vietnam. DuBARRY-CHRISTMASGIFT GENUINE SPRAY® COLOGNE and BATH POWDER- The light floral bouquet and wordsy undertone of Seven Winds in this beautiful gift set- Genuine Spray Cologne and Bath Powder. $750 Stewart Drugs 220 E. Main Ph. PO 2-2822 HOLLAND NEWS By Mrs. Joe Tester Mrs. Patty B11 e s n e r and | Maude Lahue Sunday were Mrs.' daughter, Paula Branch were j Sam Kenley Sr. and Mrs. Raymond Kenley and daughters of Doniphan, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kenley of Denton, Mo. Mrs. Gertie Ladd is at home after spending a week in Doniphan with her brother and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Jones Mrs. Clail Jackson of Rector, Ark., spent Monday with Mrs. guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Houston Goff of Burdette, Ark., Friday night when they entertained with a fish fry. Harry Boswell, a former Holland resident, died Nov. 29 in California. Mrs. Taylor Kilburn and children of Memphis spent Hie weekend with her parents, Ruby Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Barron. | Mrs. Noble Capehart of Ca- Today In History Paris, agreed the Wrtitcd States had won an important round in (he recent Cuban missile crisis. Mr. Taylor is expected home this week after being on duty with the U.S. Navy for several months. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Martin i entered Chickasawba Today is Tuesday, Dec. 12. the 3-tfith day of 1967. There are 19 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1901, the Italian inventor, Guglielmo, Marconi, sent the first wireless telegraph signal across the Atlantic' —from Newfoundland to Britain. On this date: : In 1642, New Zealand was dis-' ruthersville, Mo., is at home j covered by the Dutch navigator, after being a patient in Blytte- ville Chickasawba Hospital. Mrs. Lavacla Lorren recently justice. John Jay. was born. Abel Tasman. In 1745, the first U.S. Chief | Qfcouigfe §t. Joseph c>lspirin... doesn't evei^one? Sr. were visited by several »f their children and grandchildren recently. Visiting were: Mr. and Mrs. Quinton W. Still Jr. and son of Leland, Miss., Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Martin and daughters of Kcnnett, Mo, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Martin and children and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Martin and family. Odie Osborne is recuperating at his home after having back surgery at Kennedy Veteran's Hospital two weeks ago. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Littell and family of Benton, Mo., spent last weekend with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Glenn Johnson. Visitors in the home of Mrs. for surgery. Hospital I I" I8 ™- 'he Germans occupied i j Dieppe during the Franco,Prus- j Mr. and Mrs. Junior Howell s ™ and son Wade of Granite City, Mo., were guests of her parents here recently. In 1894, Japanese troops invaded Korea. i In 1937, an international inci- ' dent was touched off when Jap-; > A, „ „ II ,. ,. ., Uflll WdS LUUUILU Ull WMLIl Among those attending .the j lanes sank the us nPI'al Sllnnav sffni.nnnn *il +Krt ! r funeral Sunday afternoon at the j Steele Methodist Church for Mrs. Jack Phillips were: Mrs. Glen Johnson, Mrs. Perry Taylor, Mrs. Vera Mosley, Joe Lester. In 1900, Florida was almost boat Panay in the Yangtze River' above Nanking, China. ! In 1944, during World War II Tokyo was partially evacuated because of fire-bombing by American Superfortresses. 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