The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 26, 1968 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 26, 1968
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Pitt T*«'- llyttavtn* (Ark.) Courltr Newt <• Tuttfry. Mireh *, MM ^Vintage Cars: M oney in the Bank I NElA Automotive Editor NYAJCK, A'.Y.—(NBA )-^— Edkari;Jurisl is not your run- oMhe-lbt auto dealer. Sure, he buys and sells used cars but at tl^tppint the similarity ends. ThSreiare no neon "Friendly Eo?' sjgns above his store near the HOdson River several miles norlh of New York City. jurist, you see, deals only in certain selected automobiles: constructed before 1942. He cAMs them vintage cars although; some aficionados might differentiate between antiques end classics. To Jurist, a vintage car is the "best in a given run. A g realla pure beauty about an aulhe.n- car, like a great piece of furnH (jc c|assj( , w , )lch w j ] j „ e v e r tute, was a good design when it v ^ a dedication to form was conceived, expensive when i d func|ion w | ljcn even t0( j ay it was'' conceived ...and big. |... remarka bi ei a concern f o r This neatly eliminates l r « m ' craftsmanship which is simply the doscription such automobiles jv as the Model T Ford, a 1922 ' - • • Chevrolet or an old Plymouth. impressive. "Now, 1 ask you." says Jurist, warming to his subject, "what "The real collector", h e ex- car '^.jj jn Anler | ca " today con- plains. "fir.'Js no satisfaction in; forms jn way ^ (] , ese j. restoring and driving a Model _ _ ,-_ ... Lest the reader might think cnljrrctired bankers, millionair- er'and authentic car nuts are people frisking the . world'-for superb, old automobiles;-. Jurist points out that mSnbership in the various clas- sie,;arid antique car clubs is in eptss; of 80,000. And t here a|e~pienty of loners who col- lecBvlth but joining anything. jjhere is, however, a strange attrition taking place in the old c'ia'f ' market. "T here were," says Jurist, "just so many cars bjiiHtSbefore World War Hand they.f$re rapidly being discovered (--'Although it's still not im- "fc'to locate a truly great catgfie process is getting hard" eryand harder. about conning soineSNebraska farmer out o f hlsiMa Isotia - Fraschini that's gifjilfing rust and cobwebs i n his5"oarn. He probably knows he can sell it for and is simply waiting for the right buyer. Jurist himself found a "magnificent S - Type Mercedes" about eight months ago. The car had been resting an a garage Jor 35 years. These "old deals? We've lost our sense of design taste. We've retrogressed in design and, at the same time advanced in technology. "Take the side view silhouette of practically any car produced in the United States and I'll defy anyone, including its manufacturer, to tell what it is." Jurist says the automotive in riustry is going though a period What Thais Think Of Americans By PETER O'LOUGHLIN Associated Press Writer BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) Thailand's National Research Council has been commissioned to carry out a survey to find out what Thais think of Americans. The government-sponsored survey follows several recent outbursts of anti-Americanism, brought about by the buildup of American troops in Thailand. They now number some 45,000. Thais, normally .an urbane, polite people who rarely say what they think, have begun to be more outspoken about the Americans. The first thing that shocks them is that many Thai g turn to prostitution as a way of earning an easy living from the free-spending Americans. In the town of Tahkli it is estimated there are 1,000 prostitutes registered with an American doctor • and -probably 1,000 junkers" are not cheap, either, even when found in singularly disreputable condition. A. 1909 Rolls - Royce Silver Ghost sold in 1966 for ?27,500. Nevada collector and gambling spnmg up ammd thc sfa . ca'sino owner Bill Harrah paid a-reputed $50,000 for a Bugatti Rpyale. Jurist recently s o 1 d a collection of seven cars is i x Rolls - Royces and a boat-tailed Dues}') for 5200,000. What's more, vintage cars are who are not registered. This is about 10 per cent of the town's population. . The figure for all Thailand, | including the towns that have I cnrniiCT im m'rtimri flhp liv \)\Q airbases used to bomb North Vietnam and Laos, may run to 70,000. The troops and the girls have led to the problem of illegitimate children fathered by American servicemen. This is probably as good an investment i n(U a majo ; socja| b] but as a fine painting. Example: A I ||]e Thajs |]ave expressed con . which in j 1963 sold [or $12,500 today would brlng:.$28,000, not a bad' return om'the original investment, Will today's automobiles ever be^cohsidered classics? It's not likely. Jurist believes. "There cern about (lie welfare of the Gl babies and their mothers. Thais are both fascinated and repulsed by Americans. They envy them their post exchange, tax-free cars and mod- ern household gadgets which most Thais will never be able to afford. This leads to wholesale thieving from American homes in Bangkok. Liquor and cigarettes brought in for tax-free sales to U.S. personnel are stolen in huge quantities. Thais are repulsed by Americans kissing and cuddling girls in public, and newspapers frequently condemn the practice. Hog Cholera Is Being Eliminated John C. Worthlngton Assistant County Extension Agent, North Mississippi Cmmty Arkansas Is moving fast in the control and elimination of hog cholera, moving along in Phase 1H of the Elimination Plan. This portion calls for the prompt reporting of suspected cases, the quarantine, salvage, and depopulation of positive hog cholera herds and the disinfec- tion of premises, and indemnity payments to owners of depopulated herds. One of the most recent program changes is the control of modified live vaccines. No live hog cholera vaccine is permitted to be sold or used in Arkansas. The use of all modified live vaccines has been prohibited on any swine In Arkansas. The only exception is at approved markets that sell hogs for interstate-shipment into states that require the use of these vaccines. All swine producers are urged to report any suspicious case of hog cholera so that a proper diagnosis can be made. Indemnity funds are available only from federal sources but do help to compensate for losses from hog cholera. Early reporting of suspect cases is important to control the spread of the disease and to insure payment of indemnity to the owner, since no indemnity is paid for swine that are dead on the first inspection. OU> AUTOS Mwr «••!*•? w«rt Me mv, either, H utiqie-ew Mta bam (bet wijr. A MW firm has been ontubed in Cleveland, Okie, to mppto hu*to4M Mrlt tor can (hat have become collectors 1 item*. In top photo, Ttonai J. LMter, mtUmt •* UncelB Highway Tire Go,, Mpervicei at Rfchard Hirtto IfeMeM a wheel on a . A IBM RtlUJtojrM, abeve, fete • MW tire from ' of design stagnation because it is still tied to the internal combustion engine. "The 1968 Cadillac 8 engine is really no different than the Cadillac 8 of 1914. Only a dramatic technological break-through will revitalize Detroit design." The breakthrough? "The next revolution will take place in electricity, turbines or steam Steam, you know, is wouthout . . j nioji powerful force j ever captured by man." .j Meanwhile, the »iiiart money! is on the guy who thinks he! owns a 1968 classic which, in' 1998, might sell for $45,000. All he need to do is put his car up on blocks, make sure his will is jn order and comfort himself with the fact that his grandchild will certainly be in good financial' shape, what with a 30- year-old jewel on his hands. Scott: Wants Background Spot _. v-Mt rtvivrt t n>nn I tt« _i »T_L__ __ Inn. inll Apf ItlA CnOPpH A\l&F fOUf ' SflVSt Alter KM much golf . . . tomb ... or do4t-jouml« thorn, nothing fetk K> goad » tkctt Kiting Buida • • wtrm nur BuHge. A Jaaud Whirlpool And, roumtriti PEEE. Cill in let i fnt utal liamj Whirlpool luk IB jott ho»t Caff PLANTERS OIL COMPANY, INC. MANILA, ARK. PHONE 561-4611 By ED SHEARER Associaled Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Ralph Scolt, a soft-spoken former FBI agent, hag quietly gone about his duties as State Police director for the past month despite being embroiled in some rather hectic activity. After being appointed to the post late in February by Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, Scott had to face an expected touchy situation in the change of command at Cummins Prison Farm, prepare a report on the investigation of the exhumation of three human skeletons at Cummins and observe a crackdown on the state's liquor laws. Scott had also been led to believe that the morale within the department was low, such remarks coming from the governor and from former director Lynn A. Davis. "I think the bad morale situation was highly exaggerated,'" Scott said. "At the trooper level the situation was not nearly so bad as people had indicated." "This might sound pompous, but I'll say it anyway," he added. "I think right now it (morale) is excellent." Scott said he has devoted some time to reorganizing the department but not nearly so much as he would have liked. He kept troopers on the alert near Cummins the night the state Board of Correction dismissed Thomas 0. Murton and named Victor Urban as his temporary replacement. » A * Then, several days later, eight prisoners escaped forcing Scott to set up roadblocks throughout the area and place his men on 12-hour shifts. Scott said he was so impressed with the capture of six of the prisoners that he had asked the men to compile a comprehensive report. "These men worked like dogs," Scott said. "I started to call off the search after four were captured but two of the troopers said the others wese in there .and they wanted to stay j and apprehend them." | Scott says he hopes Harreli Hughes, director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Department, does not call oh the State Police to enforce the state's liquor laws. "We will meet the problem if he calls on us but I make no secret of the fact that I don't want to be called on," Scott When a customs inspectoi opened a package marked "art carvings," he found a sticker which said, "veno,mo us snakes." Karl Stanik, chief her- gamming nas ueen muuuuwcu petologist at Steinhardt Aquari- to Seoul at the state-run Walker I urn, said one of the three snakes Hill resort with the aid of tech-1 inside was an Australian tiger nical advisers from Las Vegas, snake, "drop for drop, the most • ' venomous snake in the world." Customs officials said Australia forbids export of these snakes except to a zoo so the three I snakes were turned over to the aquarium. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Republicans on voting rolls in New York State in 1967 increased 79,996 to 2,874,316 while the number of Democrats registered dropped 83,904 to 3,532,871, Secretary of Slate John P. Lomenzo has announced. News Briefs SEOUL (AP) - Legalized gambling has been introduced It was the second casino opened in Korea. The first began operations last August at the Olympos Hotel in Inchon, 20 miles west of Seoul. says. He takes this position, Scott says, "not because I am, not in sympathy with his (Hughes)' problem, but because I believ* our primary .duty lies in traffic and more serious felonies." ; Scott said he did not .want t» get involved in the liquor crackdown until it is ."clearly demon-, strated that local authorities will not or cannot handle th« situation." Scott's personality differs considerably from the somewhat ttamboyant approach Davis took. Davis was always a news- maker during his service and frequently made speecnet throughout the state. the state. . But Scott, who had 28 years service: with. the FBI, says he has not encouraged any speaking engagements because he believes his work in the department is "much more urgent." Scott says he will accept a few but he wants to postpone them as long as he cam ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) Christmas decorations will be in the minds of voters in the May 28 primary in this southeastern Oregon community. They'll be asked to decide whether they want to finance decorations for the downtown area with a five- year levy costing $2,000 annual-' Helps Solve 3 Biggest FALSE TEETH Worries and Problems A little FASTEETH asjrlnklea on. your dentures does all this: (1) Helps hold IUse teeth more flrmly In place; (2) Holds tt«m mow comttrtibly; (3) Lets you Ulte up to 3S54 hardw without discomfort. 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