The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1968 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 6, 1968
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Tfr"*** •* Btytnevflli (Arfc.) Courier Hem - Saturday, January 8, IMS Fiat Goes After U.S. £"•* •is' * l -. . ft\ fi,-,. >\ -ftv-«s$W$\* \\« - ' i * , ,. .. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT JR. is the man behind the Fiat in Ihc United States. He'll _sell the 85» (pictured) and six other models to Democrats and Republicans alike. By BOB COCHNAR NBA Automotive Editor NEW YORK - (NBA) r , _ „. „. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. is a participant") but selling Fiats not about to throw many un date and Undersecretary of [Fiat will offer seven models to i» outvuiutivv uuiwi commerce is still interested in American buyers and, signifi- YORK — (NBA) — politics ("as an observer, notlcantly, none of the seven had lin D. Roosevelt r s " kind remarks in the direction of Volkswagen. "Why," he says, "if it weren't for the bug, a lot of Americans probably wouldn't be thinking about imported economy cars." So thanks to Americans takes the of his time. In proper auto mogul tradition, Roosevelt is not above making predictions. He says that 25,000 Fiats will be sold in the United States in 1968 - a cent increase over groundbreaking, small • en- gined imports are not regarded as exotic items but as practical basic transportation with perhaps a touch of foreign piz- zaz. After paying due respects to the elves of Wolfsburg, FDR Jr. talked about Fiat, not inappropriately, since he happens to be the sole American importer for the Italian auto firm. The former New York congressman, gubernatorial candi- 1967. What's more, he says 50,000 cars will be sold in 1969. "We aim to move BMC down a peg in '68 so that we become the sixth largest - selling import in the country. Then we'll take on Toyota, Volvo, Datsun, and Opel." And Volkswagen? "Well," FDR grins in a Rdoseveltian manner, "we're not quite ready for them yet." Unlike most of the imports, even been in the country 18 months ago. "For Americans," Roosevelt points out, "our products are new but thoroughly tested in Italy. They are suited for Americans, unlike some of the Fiats that were sold here several years ago." The Fiats to which Roosevelt refers were mainly the tiny 500cc boxes that helped make Italy a thriving industrial giant. For many Italians, the automatic step-up from a V e s p a scooter was the "Topolino." It didn't work that way here. For Americans the cars were cramped and underpowered, much like the old Renault Dauphines. So the Fiat image was I a bit tarnished in the States. But that isn't all. The hug Turin firm — now the world' fourth largest automaker — hai enough trouble filling domestii and European orders. Til American market wasn't on th priority list. Roosevelt says that now Fia will be able to meet the chall enge of the world's largest market. Distribution has been unified, the line of cars is appropriate and the flashy sports cars are expected to make strong inroads into what has been a British - controlled area. The seven cars range in price from $1,500 (for the 850) to $3,000 (for the 124 Spider). Fiat plans to go after Volkswagen with the 124, a four-door sedan which is roomier, sexier and livelier than the homely VW. The price (about $1,850) is competitive. Although the 124 will be the firm's bread - and - butter item, enthusiasts will probably be more interested in the snappy sports cars — the 850 fastback end convertible and the 124 sports coupe and convertible. Since FDR resumed management of Fiat - Roosevelt Motors in 1966 after a string of public service and political posts he has upgraded and increased the dealer forced to 450 and established six major parts and service warehouses throughout the country. The advertising budget has also been increased. "In 1968 a lot of people will be hearing I about Fiat," h< the pitch is: Fiat.' That's all we ask. cars themselves are their salesmen." JOB CORPSMEN-The Job Corps has given these nine Blytheville men a new lease on life. They are attending centers in Texas, Wisconsin and Oregon and are being trained as cooks, appliance repairmen, welders, upholstre- ers, heavy equipment operators, bakers, auto mechanics and auto body men. The men are (front row from the left): Burch- on Walker, Arthur Wheeler, James Hall and Larry Richmond. In the back row (from the left): Cleveland Harvey, Jerry Walker, Wilber Thompson, Willie Alston and Thomas Me- Cadney. (Courier News Photo) the Miami postmaster's office. A former clerk at the Nor- about Fiat," he remarks. "And| man y branch was bound over Test Drive a I for grand jury action on bond on 'a charge of taking the letter from the mail. The best Progress to Bulldoze Old-Time Stogie Maker By ROBERT A. DOBKIN Associated Press Writer PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) Machines long ago made an anachronism of the skill that wrinkled, silver-haired Ben Young learned as a boy, but he kept on working at the only trade he knows. Now, at last, another form of progress is going to end his futile struggle against mass pro- duction. His two-man stogie factory, all that remains of Pittsburgh's ally owned factories. "Today you can't find five rollers," said the 75-year-old Young, deftly cigar once-prosperous cigar industry, j wrapping a seven-inch .. &al is going to be torn down to | with a leaf of Pennsylvania to- make way for a new highway. ' .... Young's bitterness is as strong as the pungent odor of tobacco that permeates the air of dis dingy little shop. Sixty years ago there were 5,000 stogie rollers in this area bacco as he talked, "This is a dead business. You can't produce enough, and if you can't produce you can't sur vive." Hunched over a long, wooden s,"ss»;t's E2-JS--S-,::- - Memos are (he building blocks that make up the castle of the mind. Each merry or momentous event of our lives adds another room to that edifice, a room to which we can always thereafter bargain by buying a diamond ring at a street corner from a flashy-looking stranger. You knew a girl was really stuck on you if she put two straws in her ice cream soda brand, 68, make bunches of stogies out of filler and binder tobacco. The bunches are put in a press, then wrapped individually in a leaf. Together, Young and his only employe turn out 300,000 cigars a year. "That's no stogies. The only way you can exist, is to make a couple million a year," Young said. "Two girls on a machine in a cigar factory make 5,000 a day. News Briefs MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) The Muscatine Community College Student Council has adopted a resolution favoring a plan to send students to South Vietnam during Easter holidays. Tom Cook, a council spokesman, said the students would make the trip not as an expression of support for the war but as one of support for U.S. mili- HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (AP) — Two months of freedom apparently agreed with Edgar Albert Lipman, who escaped from the Los Angeles Hall of Justice. When he fled Nov. 1 after threatening a bailiff with a knife, he weighed 280 pounds. When he was captured some two months later by the FBI, the 6-foot-* 300 pounds. Astrological * Forecast By CARROT J, RIGHTER tary men fighting in it. He said more, tax collections by the the council will investigate ways state in the first five months of of raising money to finance the fiscal 1968 indicated. P- j Tax Commissioner Cleo F. jJaillet reported collecting $18.5 MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - The j million in taxes on alcoholic postmaster's office, which often j beverages from July 1 through warns patrons not to send cash Nov. 30, compared to $16.8 mil- by mail, said that $1,500 in $50 " ~ and $100 bills mailed to the Normandy branch post office had disappeared. The cash letter was mailed by To determine your torecast, now paragraph opposite dates which include four blrtb date. SUNDAY „,.„,. • -.-.-"; GENERAL TENDENCIES: 6-fooH Lipman weighed| Comp | ications in business should not be allowed to keep you from services, studies and can be rampant today and tonight because one is quite confused how to keep what has proven to be successful and yet not see a way clear to put into active expression the new plans and arrangements pending so that advancement can also be obtained. Try to combine the old with the new now. BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts residents apparently are smoking less and drinking . . n lg( , 7 Cigarette tax pay- home, you find that the situa tion at home improves greatly. Forget those erroneous ideas : McNaught Synencate liie. your finest qualities and gives right advice and backing. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) ever you want to do that is recreational in its nature. Be sure to repay social obligations and find new and interesting friends as well. Show that you really care. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) You can now find the right answer to some worldly problem easily, especially with regard to some civic mat- :er. After lunch you find you have more good will from high' er-ups. Show that you are grateful. I LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Study whatever will take you If you live the Golden Rule at • ? ay whatever will take you home, you find that the situa- , mt ° "f, w ave , nu ! s °/expression; supplied .with necessary i. Some new friends can help ose erroneous eas , about others. Think more kind- | OU i° expaTnd lf y° u 6° direc «y >,...__ _ m rhprn I iptn« nn» n f..ii.. i_ ly thoughts. Not a good day for entertaining. to them. Listen carefully to what they have to suggest; SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) ^ G0 <*?*• 22 > Se P> W I's best to be more altruistic Ll'l ?° urself °. f . responsibilities It's best to be more altruistic! :pday and forget your own usually a bother to tie sure to steer clear a* ( ticular worries - others are in iJ 7 and te sure to steer clea r a worse situation than you You < • . som£ ; ar S umen ' with asso- can make this second week of „ es ' Aspects are fine in the . Id with the new now. can make this second week of „ es ' Aspects are fine ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) jthe year very successful if you T' llow you c [andling personal affairs isiplan activities now Be racti- m ° re pleasm S with ma 'e- can be ments totaled $25.3 million in | bes ' in A.M. instead, of trying cal. the Its loialetl $ffl..i million in \"" 1 «' "•'"• JIMKMU. ui trying cai. . five months, compared to !'° Dutt in where higher-ups con- SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to l million m a cinilUt. «~,.:~/4 Pl'effat.e Thfiv arp tnn husv tn rton 01 \ DM* «„:,]„ *i—t i ; $28.3 million in a similar period last year. by Abigail Van Buren—•— Simple Coble Can Save the Day and invited you to share it with way relurn and relive the pasl. You've got. a pretty roomy mental castle yourself if you escaped a'drab life'on the farm can look back and remember j was to go to (he nearest town w ^ en ~_ , ,„„ ,, | alKl gel a job as a hired girl. . : ...... D*-' " J"" «o a nin;u UIU. , P , 3 [ e fe ", rcasonabl - v : Any family thai could afford a proud if he was able to see that \ i,j rcd gir | was pl . c||y wen . lo . do all of his children got a good sol- j Any young fellow who rode his U; — -•. . I'd need four girls to do the same, and it'd cost me twice as ^luch. But there's no one left i who knows how. And, besides, a most^ young ladies j hand can't do what a machine ' can. "They make everything by machine loday; shoes, clothes id high school educations. One of k*': arts every little girl tried tc learn was how to use a fan gracefully. Undertakers always wore black suits except when they left town on a vacation. A child felt he was quite a linguist when he finally mastered the longue-twisting mystery of speaking in pig Latin. When a wealthy man bought a new pair of shoes he often let a poor relative break them in for him. * * * The height of deviltry for group of small boys was to sneak into a department store and run down an ascending escalator until the management caught them and chased them back out to the sidewalk. You were pretty grown up when the barber finally let you read the scandals in the pink- paged Police Gazette while he cut your hair. A boob wag anybody dumb enough to think he could get a bicycle in a manner (hat made him a peril to pedestrians was denounced as "a scorcher." In the era before prohibition half the saloons in America had a photo of heavyweight John L. Sullivan over the back bar. Most policemen seemed to feel they would look more authoritative if they wore a big fierce walrus mustache. The mustaches were referred to as "soup strainers." The only people who carried briefcases were men with im- you row porlant jobs. Today if opened 10 briefcases in a .„„ you'd find that six of them-and maybe eight—contained nothing more vital to the welfare of American business than an apple, a ham sandwich, and a partly worked crossword puzzle. The only people on diets were poor people, and it wasn't a matter of choice with them. Dogs spent more time in doghouses than husbands. Those were the days! Remember? and what have you. There's no place anymore for the little man." The stogie, shortened from Conestoga, is a tfiin cigar once favored by Conestoga wagon drivers. Young thinks stogie is a fancy name. When he started making them in 1906, at age 14, they were called tobies. He recalled that he was paid at piece work $4.25 per 1,000 stogies. "I made 1,000 a day in 1911 and earned $25 a week." He sells them today to wholesalers for 6 cents each. "The demand is good, and I can't make enough. But there's no money in it. If I raise the price, the customers, especially the younger generation, will buy toe machine-made cigars. "So what do I do? I don't know anything else and I can't sit home and stare at the walls. 1 ' Nonetheless, Young is resigned to the fact mat scon he «"11 have to find somethinielse to do. In a few months, the bull- toerswm arrive to tear I his building. DEAR ABBY: We are in a errible mess. My 15-year-old daughter, Tessie, has been corresponding with an Engist pen pal (a boy) for about a year and a half. He is 18. Tessie got his name f r o m ionic "Hands Across The Sea' program at school. Anyway, it seems that Tessie told him that we were very well to do. (We certainly are not!) She made life here sound so attractive that this boy is coming here! He is going lo work his way over on a freighter and says he will stay with us until lie gets "situated." This could be a matter of months, Abby. We live in a three-bedroom house. My husband and I and the baby in one room, t h e four boys in another room, and Tessie and her three sisters in the third room. And my .mother sleeps on a cot in the living room. How can we head off this English boy? I am a nervous wreck and am about ready to slaughter Tessie. WRECK DEAR WRECK: A four- word cable to England might be a cheap investment. "DELAY TRIP. LETTER FOLLOWS." In your letter, explain that you are unable to put him up, so unless he can make other arrangements for housing "until he gets situated," he had better reconsider. to come back on Monday for another treatment. James now says that he will not go back. My husband finally got the boy to tell him why. Well, it seems that James had to undress completely and lie on his back under some sort of lamp for the gregate. They are too busy to extend you favors today. Out with friends later in the day and have fun. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20). If you forget experiences of the past, you can now get right answers to present enigmas. Get affairs rightly arranged so that LIBRA (Sept. Find out just 23 to Oct. 22) what partners -------- ______ „ „. . Dec. 21) Put aside that busi-! want from y° u in the weeks ness matter that has you worry- ! anea d, since you have not had ing and get out with congenials' time '° do tnis un 'il now. If {for a good time. You have some vou are more friendly with oth- fine talent that you can put ers > vou Dend them to youf to good use. Avoid one who is . wil1 - Turn opponents into friends. very annoying to you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. Steer clear of that angry close 20) Listen to what kin has to tie and accomplish a good deal ? , ""' "«"icu in VYIKU iuii nas 10 ue anu accompnsn a good deal you really advance in the days say, since your ideas are pretty in the world of activity Take »hp a rf R 0 nf a „„,.„ nh.»rf,,l ,t. much flff &e ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ j „, p r „ / e not practical at all. Then look health. Then you can get out into some new system that can more dynamically and make the right impression on others. ahead. Be of a very cheerful at- ;itude. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Be with kind friends who are able to further your interests instead of wasting time with the ither kind. Be careful one you ire tied to in a monetary way put you ahead of the others. Study well. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 9) Stop sitting in a broth of a SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Getting into those re- that made you so hap- MOON CHILDREN (June 22 o July 21) Do not confide in some associate who does not comprehend your ideas or you ose out in some career or civic give to to the local church can that you are devoted. Buy impetus you need. Feel some gift that will be appre- right with yourself. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) ciated. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. Some chatty friend could g J^v N <£•* * *> Jao. you confused so that, vn,, H n <? 0) Glve more attention to your LEO (J u 1 y 22 to A u g. 21) You are the one who is highly inspired now and get wonder- — _ r — —- i ful ideas so that you can forfeit treatment. The doctor turned (those dull business dribblings. the lamp on, then left the JGet in touch with bigwig out-of- jtown who can make your dreams materialize. Show abil- matter important to you. Han- you confused so that vou do'? 0 ' G ' Ve i 1101 ' 6 attenlion to die own affairs yourself. Do not not go ahead with some impor-' ]°™ md f f, mlly 'I 13 " 1188 blab to others, either. tant work vou have to dn Akn possible m the past - show room and sent in a nurse who was not much older than James. He said this girl stood beside the table the whole 15 ity. 1 VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) minutes while he was haying i Although you are bent on pleas- the lamp treatment and he ure, it is better you handle w nave taiin omerwise there had never been so embarrass- (some important promise youjis bound to be much trouble in tant work you have to do Also ET •? mthe pas ' Sh P w more be sure you handle some situa- ' nS f h " f Ln" , T^ "T 0 " 3 ' tion at home that is vital Stop ,< o lmportant realm of vour being so ineffectual . S , clear of double-talk- IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN ' ng Pe ° ple ' TODAY ... he, or she, will be A Q- UAR HJS (Jan. 21 to Feb. one of those young people who 19 ' Get busv at improvements early in life wants to become wbere re 8 ular duties are con- part of the working, active cernecl and forget all those per- world, so be sure you teach to sons who are tr ying to pressure first have a goal to organize you in '° something else. You * . " iLimtn ' ' •' - the right course of action, and o have faith, otherwise there DEAR ABBY: My son (I'll call him James) is 17. A week ago he came down with a body rash so I sent him to a skin specialist. The doctor examined the boy, gave him a lamp treatment, and told him ed in all his life. There was a timer on the lamp and she didn't have to DO anything, but she just stood there anyway. My husband agreed with James, and says that I should phone the doctor, explain the situation and ask him to give the boy the treatment himself. I say the doctor will think that I am crazy. After all, he hired the girl to perform such services and he will certainly not stand there for 15 minutes himself. We are still not in agreement over this. Would you be kind enough to give us your opinion? JAMES' MOTHER DEAR MOTHER: Call the doctor and tell him how your son feels. I think it's a perfectly normal reaction aud a valid complaint. DEAR ABBY: I am a freshman at college and have a serious question to ask you. When a boy tries to get you to go all the way by asking, "You wouldn't buy a pair of shoes without trying them on, have made. Then out and have un. A clever pal appreciate* ihave interesting friends. Get in touch with them later. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) would you?" What is a girl supposed to say? STUPID DEAR STUPID: "I'd rath er buy a pair of shoes without trying them on, than get stuck with a pair that's been worn by everybody in town." CONFIDENTIAL T 0 JERRI: Just read your 34- page letter and shall send you a personal reply when you send me your address. In the mealtime, if you > wish to cry over spilt milk, ' next time — please condense it. Troubled? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped,-self - addressed envelope. Hate to write letters? Send to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069, for Abby's booklet, "How to Write Letters for All Occasions," is denoted here. MONDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: The early A.M. finds some difficulties still in effect for you but as the day wears on, you i i L . 1 this life. A pioneer in business You can start right in improv Jr. r1r. nf ,t^J !__„_ ! Jcur •.?.»,,.. u*. u i. i i. .- , ling your bank account by get- 'ting rid of unnecessary expenses, finding an added source of income. Get real estate improved. Don't wait until the roof caves in, as it were. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN reach a much better period for (TODAY ... he, or she, will be doing pretty much anything that:one of those interesting young you desire and are able to let!people who early has many those about see you are inter-1 fine, practical ideas on how ested in improving whatever,to advance quickly in life and • conditions that are vital to your j will also give new ideas to oth- progress and from an entirelyJers when asked. Teach early new angle. HO complete whatever has been i ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19)'started though there will be Fine day and night to do what- jsome resistance at first. Dis- ever is of a personal nature that {cipline will be appreciated later you have been tarrying in do- in life, ing. Be charming so that others will want to have more of your company in the future. Think kindly thoughts. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Associates and higher-ups are not working to benefit you very that confidential talks help very much. Make better arrange- made from a windshield "wiper ments so that you have a more |to pull several thousand dollars '25S£. careeri Be efficient iworth of women's apparel GEMINI (May 21 to.June 21) (through a hole in a «tore Ceil- Wait until after lunch for what ,ing. Fishing Burglar Caught by Police SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police netted a fishing burglar suspect Tuesday. Police said ha used a bamboo pole and a hook

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