The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1968 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 26, 1968
Page 14
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*ag« fourteen - Blythevlll* (Ark.) Courier News — Friday," AprB M, MINI CRAZE has hit the Far East although acceptance is by no means widespread. At left, two Formosan students model' wedding dresses they designed and made of paper. One shows the new influence while the other is more traditional. In New Delhi, India, above, a woman looks at a mini-sari in a store window. Bashful Peck Gets Honored By BOB THOMAS -s AP Movie-Television Writer "HOLLYWOOD AP) — "I'm not a do gooder," said Gregory Peck with emphasis "It embarrasses me to be classified as a Humanitarian. I • simply' take prt in the activities that I, am interested in." ?lThe ; actdr was commenting on fas receipt of the.Motion.Picture Academy's Jean Hersholt AWard for humanitarian serv- ige. While 'he felt -honored, he sought to escape any do-good connotation. That is an image he does not seek. Speck had just been inter- llewed on the set of his new gestern, "The Stalking Moon," 6y an Argentine correspondent Sgio asked him: "Why do so jjiany of your pictures have a I&cial message?" . . 5"Iliad to tell her," Peek reported afterward, "that of the 40 pictures I have made, only 'Gentleman's Agreement', 'To Kill a Mockingbird''and possibly 'On the Beach' carried any kind of social message. The rest were Westerns, comedies, war pictures and straight adventure stories like 'The Guns of Navarone.'" : Despite his disclaimers, Peck in recent years has devoted an uncommon amount of time and energy to causes for which he feels concern. Among them: The Motion Picture Relief Fund. He has been chairman of the drive to raise $15 million in 15 years to support the industry's ill and aged. Six million has been collected in the first two years. The American Cancer Society. Two years ago he was chairman of the annual fund drive and spent four months touring 28 cities to raise $50 million. * * * The National Endowment for the Arts. Peck served a two- year .term on the committee aimed at spreading culture through the nation. •The Inner City Repertory Theater. He has been a guiding force in the Los Angeles stage company which offers excellent productions to . school children and adult patrons. Peck also serves on the executive council of the Los Angeles Music Center, as vice president of the San Diego. County Theater Arts Council, and as an adviser to the new American Film Institute, which attempts to preserve the past'and promote the future of film in this country. All this plus his presidency of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A public conscience is nothing new to Greg Peck. "In 1948, I stood up in Gilmore Stadium in Los Angeles) and spoke out for Harry Truman at a time when nobody thought he had a chance to win," he recalled.'He has since lent his support to other Democratic candidates and causes, but he admitted, "I don't think such support does a damn bit of good." With a wry smile he pointed out that he supported Pierre Salinger in his unsuccessful bid for the Senate against George Murphy. "I will support the Democratic nominee for president," Peck said, "but I have decided that it is a mistake to get involved in primaries." That led to the inevitable question: Will he follow Murphy and Ronald Reagan into active politics? Before the question could be posed, Peck replied with a firm: "No," His reason: "It has never interested me." Library Memorials In memory of Rodney L. Banister — Donation to the building fund, Mr. and Mrs. William Jbntz. In memory of Mose Barovitz—'"Andrew Jackson," Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smart. In memory of Thomas Ira Gray — "Interior Decoration A to Z," Mr. and Mrs. Pete Thompson; Donation to the building fund, Mr. and Mrs. C. MeWaters. In memory of Mrs. Robert N. Hill — Donation to the library, Mr. and Mrs. C..D. Clark. In memory of Mrs. I. R. John son — Donation to the building fund; Mr. and Mrs. William Johtz. In memory of Mrs. Jackie Land — "The Frontier States," Mr. and Mrs. Bob Blodgett; ; 'The. Fathers' of Mississippi," Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Still. In memory of Mrs. C. V. Pfeifer — "Harvard Classics VI," Mrs. Carl" Green. In memory of Mrs. R. A. Pickens — "The Life and Times By lines ...By You EDITOR'S NOT*: THIS column U for UM by the readers, Mat- terial submitted will not b« returned. Memorials- to deceased persons will not be printed. All materlai should be typed and double-spaced and -Is subject to editing. Writer^ should sign their naues and. In the 'cases of students, should give their age. Names will be withheld on request.) Dear Sir: You don't know me but I am a patient on the Navy hospital ship USS Sanctuary. Before I was wounded,, I was a reporter for the Dong Ha paper in Viet Hal Boyle NEW YORK (AP) - Your harvest of memories is pretty bountiful if you'can look back and remember when— If a person hadn't met you for quite a time, he's exclaim, "Why, I haven't seen you since Hector was a pup!" Most miniskirts were worn by girls under five years of age. Mothers haled to see a son go to college for fear he might learn bad habits there, such as drinking beer. . It was widely believed, even by some sociologists, that you could tell a criminal type by the lobes of his ears. Horse cars were a popular form of public transportation, and each horse car in its trip across town was followed by a flock of hopeful English sparrows. Women tended to faint in any emergency, not because their nerves were weak but because their corsets wers so tight. They often carried smelling salts in their pocketbooks so they could -f.ORTRAIT of actress Elizabeth Taylor looks idown on group of; nuns leaving a Parlf movie house. SUten had 'viewed a ipe» ,cUl showing of a film ra .sex education, Some 1,500 v perions attended the presentation at guests of a be revived quickly. Every well brought up little girl was expected- to . learn to play the piano, and every little boy the violin or saxophone. Away back in 1922, in the depths of prohibition, auto magnate Henry Ford announced that any worker showing .up with liquor on his breath would be fired. Bread that year sold for five cents a loaf. Wrist watches, once regarded as sissified by most men, became so popular as the result of tiieir use by officers in the first World War that the traditional pocket watch was doomed. But clothiers, slow to change, still put a watch pocket in most men's suit pants. In 1924 Americans started dusting off their dictionaries as a new cultural fad swept the nation—crossword puzzles. A small lad who put on a pair i of long black stockings in the morning usually had a hole in one knee by night fall from playing marbles. People would stay up until midnight trying to get an out of town station on their scratchy crystal radio sets. Some silent film critics say no real future for talking pictures, because they felt the public wouldn't take .to .being jabbered at from the screen. The only men who dried the kitchen dishes were: bachelors. The average married^man felt such a task was beneath his dignity and, besides, his wife didn't usually want him in the kitchen. That was her realm. Almost every child's ambition was to sneak a peak into the little black bag carried fay the doctor and see how many tiny iri- 'ants were in it. That's where babies came from—unless you were still gullible enough to believe the stork brought them. In disparaging a neighboring town smaller than the one in which you lived, you said, "It's so dull there they roll up the sidewalks, every night at 9 o'clock," Many people led long, useful and,happy lives without ever having to fill out a government form. The wood duck is considered the most beautiful of our waterfowl. nam. I am sending you a story of a person who is a resident of your fair city, Pfc. Leonard E. Burris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Burris of Blytheville. 1 I was stationed in-Vietnam with Burris from the time, he first arrived in Vietnam until the time we medi-vaced together and -v/,e are together on | the USS Sanctuary. On April 10, 1968, we were taking incoming 81mm mortars pretty heavily, when it came cur,gun took, a, direct/hit and got us air except the sergeant. It knocked us down and up and saw Burris bleeding and running for the ammo* bunker about the time'another one hit about 10 foot from the other one. It knocked hie back into the bunker and knocked Burris down again and he got up again and made it to the bunker and •a corpsman made it to both of .us. The sergeant and the Pfc. walked away arid Burris; and I were carried away and then medi-vaced. We are both to be medi-vaced back to the states. Burris has three Purple Hearts and I have. one. As far as I am concerned — and so are the rest of the men in our battery — Burris is a war hero. If it wasn't for him, we would all be dead. I. felt that the people of his home town and other people should know what Burris is trying to do for our, country and what a lot of other soldiers are trying to d» also. ; Sgt. L. King P. S. Burris is undergoing treatment on shrapnel in the left eye and arms and both legs. The writing of this Is messed up because I only have one eye also and my right arm is a little bad, but we will all be great when we get back to the world. Better Strawberries SALINAS, Calif. (AP) -, Strawberries from this salad bowl district will go to market this year in a different atmosphere. Polyethylene bags will be jput over each carton and then I pumped full of air with a low I oxygen content but higfh in carbon dioxide, says the Council of California Growers. Tests last year showed the low oxygen level virtually ends tissue breakdown through oxidation, and prevents mold. of Goethe," Mr. and Mrs. Mur-'down over the phones for gun ray Smart; Donation to the li- {our to a( jj u st. There were eight brary, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. men on the gun but we only Clark Donation; fo the building fund, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Williams; Donation to the building fund, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stic- inon. In memory of Pleas A. Secoy - "The'Middle \East," Mr. and Mrs. Albert Taylor; "Horizon; Spring 1968," Mr. and Mrs. John Burdett; "Horizon: Summer 1968," Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Old; "The Golden Age of the American Racing Car," Mrs. Elizabeth Caudill and Bill. In memory of R. B. Stout — "The United States Marines,' 1 Alex S. Hill; "Gettysburg: The Long Encampment," Mrs. Fiiz- abeth Caudill and Lucy. In memory of Mrs. Gertrude Warford — Donation to the library, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Clark. In memory of Mrs. Hiram W. Wylie — Donation to' the building fund, Mr. and Mrs. Jan Hayder; "Clara Barton and Eleanor Roosevelt," Mr. and Mrs. Chester Caldwell Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Dari"Caldwell; Donation to the building fund, Mrs. Carroll Blakemore; "Harvard Classics V2," Mrs. Carl Green; "Historical Arkansas,'.' Mr. and Mrs. Graham Partlow; Donation to the building fund, Mrs. Edgar P. Borum; Donation to the building fund, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Williams; "You Can't Go Home Again," Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rose; Donation to the building fund, Mr.'and Mrs. Charles P. Penn; Donation to .the building fund, Mr. and Mrs. Jan Rayder. First inoculation for rabies was given in Paris on July 6, 1885. Louis Pasteur successfully inoculated a boy who had been bitten by a dog. for special Golden Anniversary oiler on Chevrolet trucks Chevy-Van 108 (Model OS! IMS) Fletlslda Pickup (Modal CE10934)' BUY NOW! SAVE NOW! FLEETSIDE PICKUPS Don't lei this be (he week that was! Buy now and get special sale savings on a Vz-ton Fleelside Job Tamer. Equipped with big 8-foot box, Six or V8 engine, custom comfort and appearance equipment, chrome hub caps, chrome front bumper. Also available at special savings: power steering and Ipower brakes; 292 Six engine and 4- 'tpesd transmission; 396 V6 and automatic 3-speed transmission; Soft Ray glass, air conditioning and radio, k Get It all-plus exclusive coll spring [riding comfort, double-strong eon* ptnictiwt tnd styling with a purpoMl CHEVY-VANS Last chance to get special sale savings on Vj-ton Chevy-Vans. So buy now and get it equipped with a big 230-cu.-in. Six engine, chrome hub caps, chrome bumpers, custom equipment, front stabilizer ban left and right side Junior West Coast mirrors. Your choice of wheelbases, too. Get the 90-inch version with 209 cu. ft. of payload space. Or choose the 108-inch model with 256 cu. ft. of cargo capacity. Get more delivery value with all- waldtd unitized body-frame design, jblg 4' x 4' cargo doors and ««yfMlnj, iMptred tetf Manuring*." Sale ends April 30 needed four to fire it. Burris, me and another sergeant who was iii charge and another Pfc. We were all outside and Burris was standing on the wall watching to see where the incoming rounds were hitting. The sergeant yelled at Burris to "come on we have to lire this." Burris yelled out, "No we can't" tire! They are walking them in! It's going to hit us! Run! The sergeant said, "No we have to fire this." By that time the rest of us, figuring that Burris knew what he was talking about, gathered by a bunker just in case. Burris' yelled at the sergeant once more and the sergeant.gave-iis an order to get out there and fire that gun. Burris told hitn^he was crazy and Burris ran over and hit him and knocked him back into a bunker and at the same tune *.**-** + ********* I* SIGN UP For Gov. George C. WALLACE! J -T Tables will be set up outside every court- ^ * house in the state all day Saturday * so you can si'gn up and make sure Gov- ,*ernor Wallace's name appears on our* estate ballot. >Let's show the nation this* if fighting Southerner has our full support! * * Your County Courthouse SATURDAY, APRIL 27 ,jt Paid political advertisement by The Wallace Campaign, 10 Higfi Bunding. ^ Montgomery, Alabama, Seymore Trammelf, Chairman. 4§h- ****•*••*•**•*•*•******* Saddle Shoulder Mock Turtle by Donmoof Donmoor updates the mock turtle shirt. New bold shoulder makes a boy feel broad, brawny-and comfortable. In 100% cotton knit with built-in stretch. strip* pocket shirt: navy, tamale, blue, spice, gold, seagreen is .00 Diagonal knit solid, gold, •oppw. aavy, men *3,00 ompanii I y ffew Afpenl lor A(m «mf Boyi MASON DAT

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