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ft* FourttM - Hyttvwflto (Ark.) Courier News - Monday, August 1, UM THE RECRUIT LEARNS, rather quickly, how this equipment is to be used, cleaned : and stored. It's all his and he's responsible for it Viet Ham: The Dry Run (Part One) First 24 Months Are the Toughest FORT POLK, La. — (NEA) |recruits, and several pounds — They are a solemn bunch of heavier. They read more, kno think more and learn boys. .Skin sweating, feet hurting, shoulders itching from a few minutes of standing at rigid attention. Moments earlier they were civilians. Free men. Laughing, shouting, smoking at will. Bui then the passenger bus stopped and the door opened . "Welcome home," the driv snickered. And all of a sudden they were all in the Army. "Move out you men," somebody in fatigues shouted. "On the double. Pick up that, suitcase Put out that cigarette. You, you and you! Line up here. Everybody else fall in behind these I three. I said MOVE!" j "Crush that cigarette butt, mister." "Tuck in those shirttails." "You. Don't throw that butt on the ground." "Roll up those sleeves." "No, you can't keep the cigarette in your hand either." "Eyes front!" "Look, my friend, I don't care how you get rid of that butt. You can eat it for all I care. But don't you dare get sick on It during this formation." This is Army training. The first five mnutes of t. Not a bit like the posters in front of the recruiting station. It is de grading, harassing, uncompromising ... and it gets worse. The gag among two-year en- months are the toughest. In the next 48 hours the recruits will shed their clothing, their air and their individual- ty. In the next week, they wll be bled, indexed, fingerprinted, matched, mismatched, taken mentally apart and put back together differently. In the next eight weeks they will work for most of 44 days, absorb over 50 hours of instruction, use up a dozen cans f' polish on two pairs of bts, learn t tell a general from lieutenant (generals have younger wives) and hold their ars to th noise of M-14 rifles, M-60 machine guns, M-79 grenade launchers, .45-caliber pistols and 3.5 rocket launchers. . And if they go through hell, thank God for it. Because in the next two years they may be in Viet Nam. In placetime one can argue the merits of teaching a man to spit shine light bulbs. But in war, victory goes to the driven and the disciplined. Fortunately for the nation's security, the U. S. Army has been driving men to discipline for 190 years. And even more fortunately they have been improving at it. Gone are the pathetic practices of yore. The "ain't," "don't-got-no," and "godam- mit" utterances from the classroom podiums. The "come-al- me-with-a-knife" mode of in struction. The out-of-focus movies. The professors with PX pots. -But if training is different, so are the trainees. • -They are no longer the gangling, awkward oafs depicted in the John Wayne films. Today's GI is hardly a Sgt. Bilko patsy. And none of them act lik« Corner Pyle. .They are sharp, serious and gure of themselves. Some 77 per cent of them graduate from high school (vs. 48 per cent in 1952). They average an inch or two taller than World War II more, more than any previous soldier in the nation's history. They are products of the swinging '60s and none of them has to have his hand dipped in red paint to tell a left face from a right. Oh, they gag it up and "cool it" when they can. That's to be expected. But they know the score. And few of them sleep in (he classes on Viet Nam. They go about this business intently, as if their lives were at stake. Because, frankly, they know their, lives are. ^^ ^r ^f ^r .^r ^r • ^r -w Hal Boyle NEW YORK (AP) - Things a columnist might never know il he didn't open his mail: The guitar is no longer simply teen-age weapon. At least a million adults are now taking evening courses in how to play the instrument, and guitars have become a $150 million year industry. California now claims produces 25 per cent of Ameri:a's table food—and this doesn't even include Hollywood's corn output. Talking about your fat can lelp you get rid of it. Researchers found that group discussions among dieters did more than drug therapy to cause them to ose weight. Does your household pet do anything to earn his keep? Well, why not get him on a payroll? jast year 19,540 animals and lirds were hired to act in television and the movies. In 1860, the cost for Abraham ancoln's national election cam- iaign was $100,000, probably the liggest political bargain in hs- ory. Lttle-noticed milestones: Jrape has now passed straw- >erry as the nation's favorite lavor in jam. If a bee stings you, you can be ure it isn't a queen bee. Queen ees don't waste their stings on ommoners. All they ever sting s another queen bee. The large economy size: To 6- oot-6 Anna Bates of Nova Sco- a was born in 1879 the largest aby on record—a bouncing lad f 23% pounds. The proud papa, foot 8, weighed 470 pounds. It is estimated that 55 men will die of cancer in 1966 for every 35 female victims, (to reason is that women are more alert to the disease, and seek treatment sooner. Dentists foresee tooth banks in the future. Instead of filling that gap in your grin with ston teeth, they'll simply plant livi toothbuds in your jaws and le you grow your own new biscus pids. Worth remembering: "We've never had it so good—nor taken away from us so fast." History lesson: Can you name the two times when, because o untimely deaths, the Unitet States had .three presidents within a single calendar year? They were in 1841 when Martin Van Buren, William > Henry Harrison and John Tyler served; and in 1881 when.Ruth erford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur held office. It was Wilson Mizner who observed, "The man who won'i lend money isn't going to have many friends—or need them." WHAT* BEST FOR A HEADACHE? No other Ublit in governmtnt- sponsor«d test of 5 leading pain relievers gave stronger, fasttr pain relief—than St. Joseph Atplrfn. Gentle as buffering, more gentle than "combination of ingredients" products tested, but costs less than half as much as they do. Nothing better at any fries! ST.JOSEPH ASPIRIN nom smu.n/ia/ HUGHES CO. Men's BERMUDA SHORTS REDUCED '/4 tO '/Z One Group Boy's Sport Shirts -And- Swim Wear </2 Price -ompanit I 0 Open Friday Night Til 8 SHOP & SAVE AT HAYS STORES LOCATIONS 200 E. 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