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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 29, 1968
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Twdve — Blythevlfl* (Ark.) Courier New* — Monday, April 2t, Mi Army Recruiting Goes ison Avenue 'l'M SORRY, SIR. WE H«VE NO'HORTICULTURE TECHNICIAN'CLASSIFICATION, BUT I'M SURE A PERSON OF YOUR BACKGROUND WILL FIND THE FUORA OF BAN METHOUT VERY INTERESTING." ByTOMTJEDE NBA Staff Correspondent FORT M,0 N R 0 E, Va. — (NBA) — There was a time when it was a relatively easy process to raise an army of volunteers in this nation. ; Just announce that the Indians were rampaging, the Redcoats were coming, or t h e Krauts were crossing the Rhine, and the hordes of young men would turn red, white and blue while rushing into induction cen ters. •' Today, if this kind of patriotism is not entirely dead, then it is at least standing on the slippery edge of its grave, ; It's not that nobody is volunteering any more. To the contrary, volunteers are on the in- crease. Army enlistments have doubled from 92,000 in 1963 to 182,000 during fiscal year 1967. But the purposes for vohuv teering are colored entirely idifferent from the old Betsy Ross hue. According to an official ism military survey, patriot- now ranks a poor fifth among all reasons men join the Arniy. After polling thousands of recent inductees, the military has concluded that most modern youths volunteer simply because it's better than being drafted. If a fellow enlists today he has a guaranteed choice of job training. If he is drafted, he has no choice. Thus, the enlistee choosing the right Army occupation has less of a chance of being sent to war. If the enlistee chooses, say, computer electronics, the Army is not likely to risk his skills in the swamps of Vietnam. And the draftee instead, with no privilege of job selection is shuffled off to Ban Me Thout. It's all legitimate/of course. In fact the Army encourages youngsters to take every advantage. They call the program "choice not chance." Some of the old soldiers around call it something else. "Ask not what you can do for your country," a candid recruiting officer says w i t h a shrug, "ask what your country can do for you." But though some of the recruiting peopj* may have pri- vate reservations a b o u t the "choice not chance" advantage, they preach it with all the vigor of, as one participant admits, "popcorn' hawkers at ball games." For if Army volunteers have changed, so has Army recruitment. No longer are local recruitment centers crammed next to the lavatory at the bus depot. No longer to-yawning sergeants with five o'clock shadows sit behind Minuteman posters and grow cobwebs at their elbows. Army recruitment is mod and Madison Avenue. "We are," says recruiting information director West Westrum, "competing for the good young men. Our job is to sell them on the Army." And. sell they do. Slick sergeants are stationed in 1,000 recruitment centers around the nation and their job is to know every 17- and 18-year-old eligible in their area ... by first name, if possible. : Each recruiting sergeant is pected to fill it. Most do. Bu they have to hustle. Some en terprising recruiters'have eve struck up acquaintanceship with the local selective servic rosters . . and when a boy time' comes up, the sergean sees him first. "You're high on the draft lisl Jerry," the sergeant will say "You're going in soon anyway so why not enlist? Jhoose your job and not tak potluck. Take your time. 1', call you tomorrow." And the sergeant isn't alon in his sales-effort. Not by million "he isn't. That's; th amount the'; Army is!spending this' year on recruitment, anc it is buying a commanding amount of'national••attention. Two million of the budget i; being spent on the recruitment' advertising campaign, at. leas part of which goes to aVpublii relations firm. The result of this connection has:been an array of .profession ally constructed advertisements that draw: thousands of inquir given an annual quota ;|id ex-Ues each week to 'recruitmen t> Hal Boyle NEW YORK AP) — Things aknow what they are until they Dollars Still Roam By JOHN CUNNIFF ( As a result, imports exceeded | exports by $157.7 million in J March, the first time since 1963 that the United States in any : AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) March showed the United States imported more goods than it exported, demonstrate the eventual futility of artificial trade and travel controls while inflation runs free of restraints. The American traveler is urged, in effect, to stay home rather than travel abroad so that his dollars won't fall into foreign hands. But the lack of month to send abroad controls on government spending have had the opposite effect. It is generally recognized that the inflated economy—plus a dock strike in March and a reduction of some tariffs here but not in Europe—must take most of the blame for the decrease in exports relative to imports. American goods, carrying inflated price tags, failed to attract foreign buyers. At the lars today. But those dollars, in- same time, inflation put a lot at vested in profitable enterprises dollars into American handf | abroad, would return them- and these were used to buy for- selves many fold in future eign goods. ' years. more merchandize than it purchased abroad. If this same rate of deficit were to be continued for one year—and, admittedly, this is unlikely—the total would be close to $1.9 billion. By contrast, the most that travelers would reduce the balance of payments deficit by, under present proposals, is $500 million a year. The example shows why advocates of a tax increase to contain inflation—and thus help correct the balance of payments deficit—have been turning blue with frustration. To restrict the amount of dollars American companies may invest abroad, they say, is self defeating over a period of several years. Controls may save dol- One of the first results of this adverse trade balance, and the country's failure to treat its causes, is to fuel the fears of foreign governments that the dollars they hold are shrinking in value. Already fearful, these governments could now be convinced. More dollars may be turned in for gold. The -next result may be to spur Congress into action to put the country's fiscal affairs in order so as to reduce inflation, pay the government's bills and thus restore confidence in the dollar and its purchasing power. In the opinion of most economists, the urgent and immediate needs of the economy now are for less government spending, temporarily higher taxes, and a monetary policy that can, as a result of stability, be permitted to mesh with fiscal policy. Domestic inflation, the right to travel and invest abroad, the trade deficit and many more problems all have the same cause: economic mismanagement. The Hollywood Scene columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: Death is the chief price-paid by narcotics addicts. The mortality rate -imong them is 20 times that for nonaddicts the same age. It results from the the drugs as well as accidental overdoses and infections stemming from dirty needles. Ever feel at a loss for words? You shouldn't. There are now at least 600,000 words in the English language—and some authorities , put the number at a million, tod, of course, you are always free to. make up new words yourself. Shakespeare did. College football became so brutal in the early years of the century that President Theodore Roosevelt, a rough and ready man ;himself, was among group which considered trying to abolish the sport. The invention of the forward pass opened up the game and helped save it. Ownership of U.S. industry is widening steadily. At least one in every 10 Americans now is a corporation Stockholder. Half of those who own shares are members of families in the $10,000-a- year bracket. Trees are thirsty. During its growing season a 40-foot tree will drink through its roots 19 gallons or more of water each day. Having trouble keeping up with your reading matter? Small wonder. Every 60 seconds around : the clock the world's printing industry turns out 2,000 pages of books, newspapers and aeriodicals. And that doesn't even include junk mail or office memos. Ignorance of the law is said to be no excuse—but it should be. There are at least two million laws in force in the United look them up. Hints for living: Beware o: imbibing coffee when it is too hot. It is harder on your clothing as well as, your: insides Stains from hot coffee are more difficult to remove from fabrics than those caused by lukewarm coffee. Fun with arithmetic: An usual number is 142,857. If you multiply it by two, or by three, or by four, or by five, or even by six, you'll still get the same digits, although in different order, of course. Get out your pencil and see. Rehabilitated: Should one ever fly an airplane again after suffering a heart attack? In some cases, yes. Some 250 private U.S. pilots have been reissued licenses after recovering from such ailments and proving they have been symptom-free for two years. In Sweden, captains of commercial airliners who have survived cardiac attacks may resume work, but only as copilots. Worth remembering: "The less a fellow knows, the more eager he is to prove it to anybody who will listen." History lesson: Four U. S. presidents have been, assassinated while in office. Attempts were also made to kill four others. Can you name those in this group? They were Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, President-elect Franklin . D. Roosevelt, and Harry S. Tru- rian. Folklore: A plaster made of oil, onions and rum will cure sciatica. You'll come into, money if you cut your fingernails on Monday, but woe will follow if you do it on Friday. You'll have ;ood luck all day if a yellow dog 'ollows you. If a gossip is speak- mglll of you, pinch your left ear and that will cause the gossip to centers across the land. "I saw your ad in Life magazine," a youngster writes shakily. "I'm 17. If I get married do I still have to go in? Please answer soon." More .than 4,500 radio stations carry some form of recruitment propaganda. Mbre than 600 television stations use Army commercials. •- . This year 10,140,650 brochures folders, booklets and decals about Army enlistment l»a ve been printed. Nearly 400.0M posters ("Uncle Sam Wants You!".hasn't changed) and billboard have been erected. , . And in all the deluge the sin- gle'theme applies, "choice not chance)" Recruiters know that today's draft-ager is not stirred by tough talk or medals. "If you say the wrong thing to them;" says one recruiter/"you'll be left talking to yourself." Recently, in a northern New Jersey recruiting office, a young man asked if lie would have to^ shave his mustache off if he enlisted. "Absolutely," the recruiter answered. The kid frowned. "But," the recruiter added, "When you get to be a sergeant you can grow the damn thinji back on." : T ''The original document of Uii Declaration of independence did ont bear that title. GETTING UP MAKfS MANY Common Kidney or Bladder . tlons make many men and .women led tense and nervous Irom fretuent, . burning or itchlne urination night and day. Secondarily, you may loss sleep and .tiave:Headache, Backache and feel older, tired, depressed; In such cases, CYSTEX usually brngi . At RD. Hughes Co. Society Brand Miracool suits never lose their cool, and help you keep yours, no matter what the heat and humidity. Crisp, light polyester-wool blends refuse to wrinkle. Try Miracool end keep your cool this summer. Shown: Colorscapes, new two-tone twist patterns. Suits, from $110 anii d Fine Apparel tor Men and Soys MASON DAY By BOB THOMAS I in the Tonies-at which he pre- HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Notes senled a special award to Merand comment on t!ie Holly wood! rick! scene — Rudy Vallee was hop-1 "It shows you why Merrick is ping mad at the makers of "Bonnie and Clyde" and threatened to sue. His complaint: "Warren Beatty and the other people at Warner Bros, said they wanted io use an old Victor recording of mine, 'Deep Night,' over the credits of 'Bonnie and Clyde.' It was a song I wrote in 1928 and recorded in 1929, and they thought it would set the mood for the era. "I cabled them my permission when I was on a boat from Hong Kong to Honolulu, and I didn't expect to get any money for it. But I certainly thought I would receive screen credit! My name didn't appear on the screen at all. "Well, I talked to my attorney and was prepared to sue. But now that they lost the Academy Awards I'm not so sure. I feel sorry for them." Vallee keeps busy. He appears with the Rudy Vallee of the rock era, Elvis Presley, in MGM's "Live a Little, Love a Little" ... . Gregory Peck appeared on the Tony award show Sunday j night as a result of a bit of horse trading by David Merrick, The producer released Estelle Parsons for one night of "The . Seven Descents of Myrtle" so ihe could attend the Academy Awards; in return he evoked a promt* from Peek to take part the most successrul stage producer of all time," mused Peck. "Not only did Estelle Parsons win the supporting actress Oscar but by being seen by 60 million people on television, she greatly improved the box office for her play. And now Merrick's show, which was about to close, may be in for a run". .. The 10th television appearance of "Wizard of Oz" brought two reflections: 1. Except for the Disney cartoons, Hollywood has never quite reacquired the magic of a fantasy that could charm adults and youngsters alike; 2. Although the picture was made 30 years ago, most of the cast principals are still alive. The recent death of Bert Lahr marked the passing of the first of Judy Garland's three intrepid companions. Ray Bolger remains active in television anc night clubs, and Jack Haley seldom performs but has been a force in the American Guild of Variety Artists. Margaret Hamilton, the wicked witch, appeared in "Madame X" and on television Billie Burke, the good witch lives in retirement. And Judy Garland is—where are you Judy?. Rod Steiger's next big one will be "Waterloo," in which he'll play Napoleon to Peter O'Toole's Wellington. He reports that it will be a three-way production between Paramount, It' aly's Dino de Laurentiis and the Russians. Much of the epic will be filmed in Russia, and the director will be the Russian who directed "War and Peace." End AdV Thurs PMs April 25. sent April 23 Now Possible To Shrink Painful Hemorrhoids And Prompt*/ Stop The Itching, slievePainlnMc Relieve] We» Tort; K.T. (Special): Science has foond a medication with the ability, hi most case* -to promptly «top itching, relieve pain and actually aortalc hemorrhoids. Bate by doeton prored tin* in case after case, while gently ffottCaiesv of the inflamad htmmhoMe took place. The secret h Preparation H». There'* no other formula like itI Preparation H also ioothe» irritated times and helpt prevent farther infection. 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