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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 2, 1966
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Pro TWO - Blythevllto (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday, Auguit 11968 l/iet Nam: The Dry Run (Part Two) es • .. • v ' . . , Keynote Is Realism £ By TOM TIEDE SNewspaPer Enterprise Assn. si (Second of a Series) IFORT BENNING, Ga. - (NBA) - The young soldier is pushed through the door of a pa- gerboard shack. He is red faced and weary. His clothing is dirty 4bd in disarray. There is a coating of mud over most of his person. f ; He squints into a naked light. From behind it, a "foreigner" Squints back. g'You are Lieutenant Allen?" tEe foreigner asks. ^'That's; right," the soldier r plies. iBoth sit down. "You are a prisoner of war, lieutenant." t"l know that." -"And as a prisoner I should warn you that you have n rjghts. I am an officer like yourself and will treat you with re- sffect. But my men outside are not as courteous." ;*A piece of paper appears un- dgr the light. "Sign here, lieutenant." S'Sorry." . •fit is a simple Red Cross state ment for your government." DRESSED IN black pajamas and coolie hats, these young soldiers play enemy and attempt to infiltrate U.S. positions. Unlike the real thing, their bullets are fake. *I will ask once more, Lieutenant Allen. And if you do not sigh you will be severely punished. Our dogs in this compound are quite vicious as you nfoy have already observed. Sign this paper or I will turn you loose among them." ^Sorry." . ' ' . •Such is the tone of war interrogation. But this particular one is;iiot taking place in some Vietnamese mountain hamlet. It is happening here ... in the USA. The lieutenant is perfectly sal He will not be harmed. H kijjOws the foreigner is a U. S. Army officer. Yet, despite this knowledge, he may yet sign that piece of paper. Why? Because he is thorough- ly^Erightened. ; He is both the victim and the beneficiary of the latest mode of Anny training: Realism. And so realistic does it get that before a day at the POW compound ends, Lieutenant Allen (and some 14,000 other new officers this year) may forget it is make believe and, through tear, do anything his captors request. Truth is, such fright is understandable. The Army makes this training as ugly as it can. The dogs, for example, are real. Large German shepherds from the K-9 Corps. A favorite trick is to kneel a prisoner on the ground and hold his face so that it is only inches from the animal's hot breath and snarling fangs. The camp guards are hardly happy . go • lucky either. They scream, jump up and down, issue impossible orders and forever flay the air with fierce- looking sticks. In fact, the entire atmosphere is sadistically shaded. Barbed wire surrounds the enclosure. Anti • American slogans color the walls. Implements of torture are displayed and used; one example is the "cramp box" where prisoners squat uncomfortably inside while guards beat a closed top with clubs. "You are American swine," a sentry says. "That so?" "Fall down on your gut." "Where?" "There in the mud, you Yankee pig." The objective of tjiis kind of dramatization is to familiarize the solder wth actuality. To n- dcate what he can expect. What he can look for. What he can believe and not b e J i e v e. How he should and should not act ... if and when. But the bonus benefit of such training is perhaps more 'important. It graphically indicates that combat is something more than statistics, something other than pins on a map, something else than weird sounding land ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••J WILSON NEWS >•••••••••••••••••••• "• A. IOGAN, Jr. ••••••*••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••' Mr. and Mrs. Johnny COrkran was high; Mrs. Lirry Bishop high and son Sammy of San Antonio, Tex., w«re Wilson victors a few! days last week, they visited with Mr. Corkran's mother, Mrs. Pauline Corkran, and with his sisters and their families, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Trammel and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Pierce. Mr. and Mrs. Mack Davison and children, Connie and Mitchie, spent last Thursday and Friday in Batesville with Mr. Da- visori's mother, Mrs. Emma Davison. Sgt. and Mrs. Marvin DaVlson and children spent last Monday through Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. Mack Daviion. Sgt Davison is stationed at Eglin Field, Pensacola, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Coleman and children of Birmingham, Ala., are spending a few days this, week with Mr. Coleman's parents, Mr. .and Mrs. J. R. Coleman, and his sisters, Mrs. Clarence Medlin and Mrs. Broughton Lovett and families. Friday guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hogan were Mr. and Mrs. John T. Crews and children of Decatur, Ala., Mr. Hogan and Mr. Crews were childhood friends in Starkville, Miss. Cathy Calloway of Holly Grove sent a few days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ford. Mrs. Harry Bufkin entertained Club 10 Canasta members last Monday night in the M e r r i 11 Room of the Wilson Cafe. Preceding games cherry pie and coffee were served. In games Mrs; Russell Nash areas. It brings home some of the horror and hell. And it brings home the problem of possibility. For right now, thjs (jay, the possibility is that dozens Of captured GIs are trying desperately to keep from sgning papers for the Viet Cong. And next week, or next month, somebody reading this may be doing the same. (NEXT: Overemphasis?) Win with Wilson Beat the Machine! Vote For Ralph E. Wilson For PROSECUTING ATTORNEY My opponent is committed to the Crittenden County Political Machine and to every deputy prosecuting attorney now serving the district. I am not committed to any machine or any political group. In the history of Arkansas elections an incumbent or machine candidate never wins when forced into a run-off. I propose to ask the General Assembly to put deputy prosecuting attorney on a salary and abolish the fee system. Some deputy prosecuting attorneys make from $25,000.00 to $50,000.00 a year in fees. This system is inequitable and should be abolished. Thank You For Your Vote July 26th! I Will Appreciate Your Vote on Aug. 9th RALPH E. WILSON EOR PROSECUTING ATTORNEY Pol. Adv. P»td for By Rulpn E. WIIsos second was md high. MM. Bufkui Mr. «iid MM J. N. Bourland and dutch visited Mr. and Mrs. Flynn Morton In Memphis last Sunday. Mr*. M6f ton is the Bourland's daughter. Mr. and Mrs. David McCullar and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Denton spent the weekend in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. HOgan and children spent a few days this week in Fulton, Miss., with her mother, Mrs. L. B. Davis, and in Starkville, Miss., with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hogan Sr. Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Belli spent the .weekend in St. Louis With their son, John Beall and Mrs. Beall. While there they attended two Cardinal ball games. Nancy Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blythe Clark, of Frenchman's Bayou, recently re turned from several weeks at Camp Gypsy, Siloam Springs. Bruce Speck, son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Speck, of Frenchman's Bayou, returned home Saturday from six weeks at Bay lor Sumer Camp, Chattanooga Tenn. When Mrs. * D. Rankin entertained her bridge club Wednesday afternoon at her home in Driver, she invited as special guests Mrs. David McCullar, Mrs. W. A. Hogan, Mrs. J, C. Perry and Carolyn Nicholson 1 of Sweet Briar, Va. Preceding games a dessert course was served, with sandwiches, pickles, corn chips and soft drinks later in the afternoon. In games Mrs. Lynn Tranum was high; Mrs. McCullar was second high and Mrs. Speck was bridgo winner. Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Ch.ena.utt and son, Keato, of Little Rock Visited Mr. and Mrs. 0; W. Spick of Frenchman's Bayou, last Wednesday' through Saturday. .Mrs. Ralph Robinsdm Is a patient jn the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. TheWonUrt'sSWiety.ofCnrifr tian Service met Monday night at the Methodist Church. Mrs. R. E. Westbrodk, president, presided at the business meeting and Offered the opening prayer. Mrs. J. C. Perry, assisted by Mrs. Jerry CullOm, presented the program. HOjtesses for the meeting were Mrs. Jerry Hays, Mrs. Hudson Wren and Mrs. Harvard Furman.' Refreshments were served by the hostesses during the social hour. of Mr. and Ifn. Wf en Friday afternoon io wish their grandson, Scott Dixon, of Memphis, a happy third b.rth- day. Little guests attending were Steve and Al tad Jay Tucker, son, Barry Hogan, Walker Htf mon, John Nelson and Melissa Moore Of Corona Lake. Refreshments of birthday cake ice cream and tool am ' wo. — a"* r the c E ild lt" enjoyed playing games, FavOfs were soap bubbles. Moslems regard religious images with abhorrence, and an image of Mohammed as a des- ecratiOn, HtlplYouOvtretmt FALSE TEETH Loostntssand Worry NO lonitr t* »nnojt<S or fnl in-»t. M«S MMUM of loost. wobbly f«i M t!«th FASTEBTH, in Imprared ilkillM po*d»r hqlfl; pl»tes tLttiui fo tS*j tal man comfortable. ATOM .mhirnuaraent «u»ed by loos«(»u« J2S SSturt* tMt flt M MMBtM to &» sglut <t«tl«i M«ul«l». Ott rABTirrH «t»ll flru» couoten. TOP PILOT of Pilot International, an organization of professional women, is Miss Meralda Brennan, center, college language professor who was elected president for the coming year at the organization's Cleveland, Ohio, convention. Pilot International, not directly connected with flying, has 14,000 members from all career categories in 37 states plus England, France, Japan, Canada and Bermuda. At left is Mrs. Louise Harris of Lenoir City, Tenn., named president-elect to serve next year, and at right, outgoing president Dr. Vilda Shuman of Waycross, Ga. 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City Attorney- Attorney General of Arkansas- Circuit Judge World War II, 5 Years, Infantryman 153rd Infantry—Judge Ad- voeate 9th Infantry Div. (Bronze Star Medal) Korean War, 18 Months Active Reserve, U. S. Army, Judge Advocate —28 Years FOGLEMAN None None (Not Admitted To Practice as of Mav 1. 1966) Some None Few Months ^ Qualified Candidate With Proven Ability JUDGE TOM GENTRY To The SUPKW OH/KT of AKKAHSAS

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