The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1967 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 28, 1967
Page 7
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Kyftavfflg (Ark.) Courier N«ws - Thursday, Ptc«mb«r 88,Iflff » P«g> fcvefl Viet War Dead Takes a Slight Drop SAIGON (AP) - The number Americans killed to far to th« errtmeflt troapi ««r« killed In of Americans' South Viet-'war and the total wounded to notion last week as compared namese and enemy troops killed in the Vietnam war dropped slightly last week while the toll 99,305, Of the wounded, the conv mand reported 46,640 did not rfr quire hospltalization. Another of U.S. wounded rose in fighting i 866 Americans are listed as missing, captured or interned since Jan. 1, 1961. South Vietnamese military headquarters reported 234 gov- Looks Like Play Money GRIM REMINDER of action fought by First Brigade. lOlst AirboriMi Paratroopers. l« battlefield me"" 0 "' 1 ; 1 ,, °' helmets, title* ind booti honoring GIs killed In fighting near Chu Lai, Vietnam. that officially was described as light to moderate. The U.S. Command, in Its weekly summary issued today, said 166 U.S. personnel were killed in the seven-day reporthte period ending at midnight Saturday. A week earlier 187 wore reported killed The number of Americans wounded climbed to 1,361, after dropping to 932 a week earlier. Of the 1,361 wounded, the command said 762 did not require hospitalization, The new casualty figures pushed to 15,812 the number of'lion needy Americans buy near- with 278 a week earlier. There were 629 wounded last week, spokesmen said, and 26 missing. * * ¥ A week earlier the wounded total was 641 and the missing 179. The number of enemy reported killed last week was put at 1,523, with 826 by U.S. and other allied forces and 697 by South Vietnamese forces. A week ear- wounded and none missing. and 34 wounded. None were list-1 surpassed that of the ed as missing. A week earlier! War at its peak, these totals were 13 killed, 18 i Poor Pay for Food Stamps By THE .ASSOCIATED PRESS jly $1 million worth of food every ,for the. current fiscal year, up ]der was to establish a pilot pro- \YASHINGTON CAP) - Or ange and blue bills that look like play money are helping 2.6 mil- Gambler Hits the Jackpot ;he nation's 10 most populous D-Mo., the stamp program's jio one else can use them,, can cities. , " Backers of the stamp program call it the moslpromlsing approach yet to the goal of put- By RICHARD B. MEYER Associated Press Writer RENO, Nev. (AP) — "I get in front of a couple of machines and I feed and pull and feed and i pull and get a rhythm going— i with currency and a set of shin- j the faster you play the more! guards made out of C-notes. ' you get." I You do, that is, if you are And the first thing you know. Mrs. Anne Clarke, who tackled vou'v* got a brassiere stuffed I the new $5 slot machines in Har- old's club with a $20 stake the other night and staggered away .0 hours later with a cool 113,750. "After I got my brassiere full I stuffed $100 bills into the tops of my stockings unil tSiey were made another $3,900 in the •unning down my legs," she! soring of 1964. clipped the ma- said. As anybody with gambling ex- terience knows, you can't beat, Christmas visit, he house percentage playing I She said sire had a losing year ;ays she has been bucking th» | aged a $500 profit in four visits club with consistent success in 1966. On Tuesday night, play- since 1963 and has the cash to [ ing the $5 slots, Mrs. Clarke hit prove it. | it big. Mrs. Clarke said she turned to dressmaking after a professional stage career which included a 20.2 Cotor television, once on occasional luxury of the very affluent, is becoming big buiintii in rhe United Str<« at the numbir of >et! and progromi skyrocktts. Tht fist'** above ihow an increau of 66 ptr cent of color TV houie- holds from July of 1966 to July of 1967. Probe On n e Dea ths By DON MCKEE Associated Press Writer CORDELE, Ga. (AP) - Au- lie-year-old Melvin Gibbs, died Jan. 23, 1967, of what Was listed as a rare muscular disease. On Aug. 29, 1966, Marvin Gibbs, CQRDBUS. M. ( AT, - ™ ~ in ' Columbus of what was thoritieshave extamed the W ^ .^ as h mis . ies of three members of the Hcr husband aar , ss Clayton family of Mrs. J«f »' °' Gibbs, 40, died Jan. 21, 1966, in plump brunette whose arcstk ^ Crisp County hospital of what a murder charge has shocked be g heart this southwest Georgia community. Mrs. Gibbs, ' Day, has been murder in the death of her Roger Ludean sparked a Georgia Bureau Investigation probe into deaths of four other members of the family all of whom succumbed within the past two years. The arrest of Mrs. Gibbs, was a shock to the community because she operated a small nursery and at times cared for more than a score of young children. But the community's greatest shock came Wednesday when authorities ordered the bodies of Actually, authorities said an Harold's club about four times a year. She started in 1963 after surviving an illness which required three operations and almost killed her. Health restored, "I decided I'd do something . silly," she said. "I thought I'd come to Reno and gamble some." Mrs. Clarke said she left Reno in 1963 with a net profit of $560, best friend on Capitol Hill. -* * * "In this program the people arc taught how to spend their ting better food on the poorimoney," she said. "As little as man's table without making it a landout. Nobody gets food stamps for I chines for $4,900 a ix- later and c'nared few months $3,300 on a he slot machines. But you can't jrove that by Mrs. Clarke. She in 1965, including .a 51,700 trip to the cleaners in April, but aver- quarters announced there were 478,000 U.S. troops in South Viet- No breakdown by country is : nam as of last Saturday, surlier the total enemy reported ; reported In this category. j passing by 5,200 the peak killed was 1,685. j The U.S. Command also an- ! strcngth of <!72,800 during ths Other allied forces fighting in nounced that American troop i Korean war. Vietnam reported 20 men killed ;slrength in South Vietnam had | The 478.000 figure showed nn Korean! increase of 6.000 troops over the jprevious week ending Dec. 16. In its weekly summary, head- The new figure included 4,001 ,men of the new llth Infantry Brigade which arrived in Vietnam last month. The breakdown was given this way: Army, 312,000; Marines, V8.000; Air Force, 56,000; Navy 31,000; Coast Guard 1,200. The 478,000 figure does not include the 70,000 men of the U.S. 7th Fleet, which launches air strikes against North Vietnam from the Tonkin Gulf, and soma 3,000 Air Force men stationed at bases in Thailand, who also participate in strikes against from $116.3 million last year. I gram in a handful of cities. Con- Known as food stamps, by ! "We've got to get away from |gress put it on a formal contin- June 30 they'll be circulating in jthis idea of giving the poor ev- tilng basis in 1964. 1,200 areas of 43 states and ' cry thing we think they need," | A shopper armed with booEs Washington, D.C., including 8 of j said Rep. Leonor K. Sullivan,'of stamps, signed on the back so it is, they learn to budget it." Mrs. Sullivan and others badgered the Eisenhower ad- coholic beverages is forbidden, but no one at agriculture kids limself that there's 100 per cent compliance on this. Especially in the little one-man neighborhood, groceries where the cus- blooded that the government ex-'Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taftitomer and the man behind the free. The poor pay for them, i ministration for a stamp pro- swapping cash for stamps worth gram through much of the many dollars more. 1950s. It had too much of a wel- Some find it a little cold- fare state aroma about it to suit buy just about anything on the grocer's shalves so long as its food and-with the exception of coffee, tea, cocoa and bananas- American-grown. Purchase of tobacco and al- the North. IS ALL ASPIRIN THE SAME? We don't know how carefully cheap aspirin tablets are made. But we do know that St. Joioph Aspirin goes through over 100 quality test* to make sure its quality is the best you can buy. tracts money from those it pro-!Benson. fesses to help. But Congress shows its Exit Eisenhower in 1961, and back, ap- iwith him Benson. Enter Presi- | counter are friends from way ^JOSEPH proval by giving the Agriculture'dent John Department a bigger budget for mined to have stamps, stamps every year—$185 million Mrs. Clarke, who runs a dress shop in Vancouver, B.C., told an .nterviewer: "I've got $12,000 worth of Harold's club money in a bank at nome marked 'Reno money." I stint as a Ziegfeld Follies girl in 'Mew York. She is married to a truck driver, Teddy Clarke, usually carry $2,000 down here i whose vices are poker and play- with me, and I only, play with j ing the horses—both with indif- what I come down with. The ferent results. rest is in safe deposit and I can't get to it." Mrs. Clarke said she plays "My age? Oh, hell, I'm 63, but put it down to the late 50s or so." INVENTORY Business Gilbert D. Hammock Jr., a, attended a Case_ Company former Blytheville resident, re-' cently became president of Factory Motor Parts Company, a Motor Corp. located in Kansas City, Mo. He and his family live in Sweet Springs, Mo., where his wife and son own and operate Hammock's Pharmacy. Two Blytheville men recently training school in Racine, Wis. They are: Thomas Cole and Parvin Graham, both service technicians at the Blytheville Case Power and Equipment Store. At the session the men received special training in the use of Case equipment and ways of determining and analyzing equipment failure. Social Security Question Box (This column answers some • , of the most frequently asked So- ^^^March" clal Security questions. Reader's questions should be sent her Security Administra, P. 0. Box 467, Blytheville) of Thompson, , said Wednesday the < night he would have no com- Q. Could ment on the results of the au than ths corresponding benefit liabilities. Q. I failed to enroll for the medical insurance last year. When can I sign up for it and when will it become effective? A. You can sign up for it now. The open enrollment per- year. Your coverage will begin July 1, 1968. Q. I will be 65 next year and young worker get I have no coverage under social u, c .cauu, u . u, c -u- a better deal if he could use security, nor will I be eligible topsy or the exhumation of the his social security contributions for benefits on any other per. fT, policy? 'son's social security record. The Gibbs' home at Arabi A/No. For one thing, no pri-JHow will this affect my eligibil- her husband's vate policy, or package of pol- ,ty for medicare ™™™S e ? moved to her icics provides the same range A. You may enrol! for medi- of protection that you get un- cal insurance but you will not der social security. But if such i be eligible for hospital insur- '. policies were available, theyjance. Beginning Jan. 1, 1968, ^^^^'^- ^J^T^^^'S Household PLASTICS burned after death and she present home in Cordele. ment to hospital insurance, be better off under auinonues orueisu u« i~».v.-..,..... De Deu er on unuci *>ui.'o. her husband and two other sons grav f ,^X? r™ D E Turt curi 'y than he would be if exhumed from Sunnysid. Cerot- prosecutor. Sol. Gen. D.E. Turk, ^ the same moMy tft mgkt tery. Authorities now are awaiting the result of an examination of those bodies. Mrs. Gibbs was jailed two days before Christmas, author^ ties said, after an autopsy revealed several milligrams of arsenic in the body of Roger Gibbs. His body and that of his infant son-Mrs. Gibbs' grandson-are in the same cemetery but were not exhumed. ' Roger Gibbs died Oct. 28 in * hospital at Albany, Ga. His small son died just three weeks Bayeux Tapestry 'a private insurance arrange- jment. Preserved at Bayeux, France, I Social security is a dynamic the Bayeux tapestry is actually'system that grows as the econ- an embroidery on linen and not omy grows. It cannot be coma tapestry. Believed to date pared to the usual private in- from the late llth century, the surance contract that promises famous treasure depicts the Nor- a fixed amount of money in re- man conquest of England. L»!.t Fight of Kind turn for a specified premium •Social security contribution rates are set so that Increased earlier. Another erf Mrs. Qlbbs' «eni, The last bare knuckle fight benefits can Tie provided as in professional boxing took wage levels rise. As wages rise, place in 1889 between Jon L. benefits can be Increased wlth- Sullivan and Jake Kilrain. Sul- out increasing the contribution livan knocked out Kilrain in a rate, because the rate is a per- 75-ro'ind battle that lasted ccntage of payroll, and income over two hours and 14 mlnurts.jto th» lystwn increases more I benefit. will qualify for dependent's benefits on someone else's account. Q. In February, I will be 65, and I'll retire this year. What is the maximum social security retirement benefits that I could receive? A. The maximum benefit would be .$143 if you are a woman or $138 if you are a man. Q. Does the sex of an individual determine the amount of a benefit? A. The way benefits are figured for a man and a woman are slightly different. Also, the year of your birth is an important factor in figuring your Swing Top WASTE BASKET of uiy to clian paly plailfe, larga 2S Ot. Sin. Allotted on lo blend with any WlthM dewr. «lo!lirlo») • C«!md«r • MMnrttar CWIlfatn IJ-JO Of) • i Ot. Hound Oiltl Po» • Cullliy Troy • lu Cubt Troy 5tl II fcj • Slat Drain M«t • 4 fe. Twoblw S«l • 2 Pc.CcnlalBxJltUVi Got) YOUR CHOICE... 3 Foom Twin B«d Mattress Cover Cannon Fitr«d or Flat Fold SOLID SHEETS Foam Doublt Bta Mattress Cover Cannon FitUd or Flat Fold STRIPE SHEETS PURE FOAM FLAKES FOAM PILLOWS 97' BATHROOM TISSUE White or Pink 10 Roll Pa.k 77' 'Golden T'TISSUE White 100 Court I Fly Plastic HAMPERS

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