The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 13, 1968 · Page 12
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figt Twdw - BlythtviUt (Ark.) Courtor Nm Problem: Security for Demo Meet By JOHN K. IGLEHART Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) — With more than six months to go, Chicago police are mapping security plans for the Democratic National Convention, hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. The momentous task of protecting the International Amphitheatre, a sprawling complex 50 blocks from downtown, will be complicated by the attendance of President Johnson and threats to disrupt the proceedings which begin Aug. 26. .The Secret Service, charged With protecting Johnson at all times, will oversee all security more police helicopter pilots. Secret Service men were here recently discussing, among other things, the physical arrangements of the convention amid reports that 1,000 federal agents will be on hand by the time the convention opens. According to unconfirmed reports, the force would come from all sections of the nation and would be drawn from the FBI, the U.S. Marshal's office, the Internal Revenue Service and possibly the Coast Guard. The FBI declined comment on the report. Police, officials said (hey had not been advised of such plans. Law enforcement officials are some security cohsidera- ions in its favor. For example, anyone who wants to enter the juilding from the west side lias o enter through gates of the stockyards from Halsted Street at the north end of the amphi- :heatre. If the police wanted to, ,hey could close these iron ?ates. Or they could make a close check of those approach- times wit oversee an secumy *«"• »—• - rlannU although Chicago's held their initial planning ses r o ° . , . . r... IL_ -»_.,—*:«„ Andti ir 12,000-man police department will provide the bulk of the manpower. A ranking police official, who asked to remain anonymous, said the department will plan lor the worst. "W« will be ready with ample manpower to meet any prob- Jem," he said. "When the president of the United States is involved you never have to beg for manpower. It's usually there when you don't even need it." Despite its reticence, the department has disclosed what some of Us preparations will be lor containing any unruly crowds this summer. The preparations include training in heavy weapons, gas devices and crowd control by members of the department's Task Force, a highly mobile unit of 600 men that is available (or special assignments. Training also is planned for four Ing the convention hall, To reach the amphitheatre from the south, east or north in great numbers would be virtually impossible. The yards are a maze of cattle pens, railroad tracks and parking lots with no regular street patterns. The 5,611 delegates and alternates could arrive at the amphi- theatre by air, rail or motor ve- hicle, There are two helicopter landing pads on a roof adjoining the main arena. Special trains running on railroad tracks behind the convention hall could carry delegates into the area. Democrats will headquarter downtown at the Conrad Hilton, the world's largest hotel with 2,600 rooms. Grable Still Curvy sion for the convention early in January, a few days after Dick Gregory, a Negro entertainer and civil rights activist, said he planned to disrupt the convention with "50 or 60 demonstrations in different directions at the same time to tie up the whole police department." Mayor Richard J. Daley, the city's Democratic leader, set the tone for the police response to Gregory the day after the threat. "We will permit people—we don't care who they are—to come to Chicago to carry on their right as Americans to petition and to demonstrate," he said. "But no one will take over our streets, our city or our convention." The ampitheatre, which seats 13,500, is in an all-white area on the South Side. Although the seven-building complex has 300 doors and 4,000 windows, there War Vignettes ing almost continuously since she started singing with bands' as a teen-ager in 1933. Although she hasn't made a film since "How To Be Very Very Popular" a dozen years ago, she continues to work as much as she wants. Maybe a little more. Betty is SI. "I am by nature quite lazy," she commented. "Once I get working^ I really enjoy it. But it is like pulling teeth to get me started. "Let's face it: I've been lucky. Well, call it tuning, if you want. Anyway, things have happened to me just at the right moment. If -Alice Faye hadn't gotten sick, I wouldn't have been cast in 'Down Argentine Way', which started the whole thing at Fox. Timing. It didn't hurt, either, that the war came along and the pin-up business started. * * * "Later, when my picture career was over, I might easily have quit. But then Frank Sennes came down from Vegas and offered to put me in a big Donn Arden production at the uuvuma uciisui, »•".. •- •»•"•• •• i Desert Inn. That started mj Those legs, plus her ebullient ] night club career, and I did personality, have kept her work-1 tours with three different acts. By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) — During the two years Betty Grable played in "Hello, Dolly," each performance produced an electric moment that didn't exist in other versions of the hit musical. That moment came before a dance number when she lifted her skirt to expose her still- gorgeous gams. Remembering audiences inevitably cheered. The same effect was achieved during the taping of tonight's Carol Burnett Show, on which Miss Grable appears as guest. When she appeared in tights, the studio audience broke into applause. "I thought it was all over, that bit with the legs," says Betty. "But now I go into novelty shops in New York, and I see these great big posters of me looking over my shoulder. Me, along with Marlon Brando on a motorcycle and V?. C. Fields playing poker. When will it end?" Miss Grable couldn't hide her obvious delight that it hasn't, i 85' GEORGE McAKTHUR Associated Press Writer - DAU TIENG, Vietnam (AP) — It wasn't so much the pain as the indignity. Nobody wanted to believe Alfred Beebe's ache was caused by a hole neatly drilled through his abdomen from back to front. "They X-rayed me and they couldn't find anything," Beebe bristled. "The doctor didn't want to believe it had gone all the way through me. He said it was a superficial wound and sent me back to the company." j A weather-worn regular with 16 years' service, the platoon sergeant from Broseley, Mo., marched back to his company, nursing the bellyache and a growing mistrust of doctors. He recalled the Bill Mauldin cartoon of World War II - the one where the infantryman tells the medic: "Give me an aspirin, I've already got a Purple Heart." The other sergeants of C Company grab their helmets and grimace when Beebe, 34, tells Hie tale with old-soldier flourishes, his pointed bronze mustache bristling. It was no joke, however, the night the company ] grenade, so he was rather busy at the lime. That was about midnight. Beebe and a medic, also wounded, holed up in the platoon command bunker until dawn: "My belly started hurting so I started feeling around for holes in it," Beebe recalled." I didn't find any. About 6 or 7 it got light and we started to evacuate our wounded. I was walking around but I still didn't know what hit JACOBY ON BRIDGE "Then I got an offer to do 'Guys and Dolls' in Vegas, and that led to 'Hello, Dolly.' I was just going to do it in Vegas, but David Merrick wanted me to tour and then he asked me to come into New Vork. When I finally closed last November, I had been in the show'for two years. Las Vegas has been Betty's home for the past eight years. She explained that she made the move because husband Harry James was playing his trumpet in the hotel-casinos eight months of the year—"and they had excellent schools for Vickie and Jessica." Now the marriage to James has ended, and their two daughters are married and have made Betty the grandmother of three. James has since remarried, but Betty said there is no such prospect for her, not right now, at any rate. She intends to continue with her career and hankers for a return to Broadway. Dust from the volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatoa near Java in 1883 could be seen throughout the world. WEST NORTH AK105 ¥84 • AJ108B3 *KQ EAST IS 49873 AQJ62 • 92 »KQ5 #10532 + J976 SOUTH (D) If AKQJ103 . #A84 "'• Neither vulnerable West North East South IV Pass 2 • Pass 3 V Pass 4N.T. Pass Pass 5N.T. Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— A 9 5 A 7V and jack. They might be doubleton, or there might be some complicated squeeze if East held all the high diamonds and the spade honors. There was no harm in trying. He rose with dummy's king of spades, cashed the king and queen of clubs and prpceeded to run oft all his trumps and the club ace as rapidly as possible. When he got down to playing the club ace, dummy held the ace-jerk of diamonds and ten- live of spades. West, holding on to the eight-seven of spades and nine-deuce of diamonds, saw no reason to keep that deuct «f diamonds. East saw plenty of reason why West should have hung on to that card. Jean discarded the jack of diamonds from dummy, and poor East was caught in criss-cross squeeze. A spade discard would allow Jean to cash his ace of spades and set up dummy's 10; a diamond discard would allow him to cash dummy's ace of diamonds and set up his seven spot. Jean Besse is pretty proud of this hand, but he points out that his partner got him to seven on the very next hand and this time there was no miracle. He went down one. Experts Make 'Impossibles' A reading of Victor Mollo's "The Immortals" will show that these players' favorite hands are likely to be ones that they make in spite of the fact that there is no play for the hand against correct defense. Here we see Jean Besse, the leading Swiss player, in action. Perhaps his seven heart bid was optimistic, but we are clined to blame North for Black- wooding away for no real reason. Anyway, Jean found himself in seven, and after the nine of spades lead he saw little chance to make his con tract. He knew that West's lead marked East with both queen How To Hold FALSE TEETH More Firmly in Place Do your false teeth annoy and embarrass by slipping, dropping, or wobbling when you eat, laugh or talk? Then sprinkle a little FASTEETH on your plates. 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Get the best for less ST.JOSEPH ASPIRIN A Quality Product of Plough, Inc. + * * Neither then nor later did Beebe ponder much over (lie fact that it was American artillery which had hit him. When a position is overrun, or practically overrun, the American guns come down as a matter of course and infantrymen hardly think it noteworthy. Around noon the company was pulled back a few miles to the sprawling base at Katum. Beebe finally got on an examining table. He was X-raycd and got a new bandage for his superficial arm wounds and a bit of iodine on the tiny punctures found in back and belly. Then he was sent back to his company. however, me nigni me company • lost half its men as Viet Cong He .was soon as . swarmed over the perimeter of writing to his wife in Columbus, _ . _. . . .. , p.a and v»arfc with his nlatrton. the 25th Division firebase near the Cambodian border. The American defenders depressed their 105 howitzers and raked the embattled section of the perimeter with short-fused beehive shells which burst into thousands of inch-long arrows Ga. and back with his platoon. The medics were not so doubting as Beebe thought. His record is duly inscribed, and much discussed, at the division's field hospital. Capt. Eli Wayne, a 29-year-old surgeon from Forty Fort, Pa. recalls Beebe with some *we: "He was a tough bird. Just walked in and said 'Doc, I've called flechettes. One flechetle went right through Beebe, piercing his. ntmn-u m «..« UM .- —, back about waist-high and con*-1 got a pain in my belly.' I'll be ing out a few inches from the j he did have, too. That flechette navel. He got two more in tha went right through him, clean • ,t.i i ..__ r«ij iUn ««.* nn niMil/t Ka TJ^j utae lilftv i right arm and never felt the one zipping through his abdomen. He had just shot two "Charlies" trying to blow him up with a as could be. He was lucky didn't twist around and eviden tly didn't damage anything vi- City Privilege Licenses NOW DUE! 10% PENALTY AFTER FEB. 15th This Ordinance Will Be Enforced! CITY OF BLYTHEVILLI COLLECTOR'S OFFICE CITY HALL Everything's going up in price Does anything cost the same today as it did 10 years ago?" Long Distance telephone rates have actually gone down since 1958. Matter of fact, there've been 22 rate reductions since coast-to-coast service began in 1915. Today, for one dollar or less, you can caH anywhere in the United States, except Alaska and Hawaii. That's the three-minute, station-to-station interstate rate all day Saturday and Sunday, and weekdays after 7 p.m. You say you're glad to know somebody is holding Ihe ine on rising prices? So are we. We want your every "heno" to be a real good buy. Southwestern Bel "Long Distance costs less!

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