The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 23, 1968 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 23, 1968
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fcythevffle (Ark.) Courier New* — Thursday, May M, 1968, - Pag« Wv« ECONOMICSVILLE, U.S.A. is the title'of a study unit on economics, for the Gosnell fifth grade class taught by Mrs. Shirley Wil- liams.The purpose is to give the students opportunities .for group work'and creative, experience while learning some of the basic con- cepts of the American economic system. Here (left to right); Wanda Rawsoh, Stevie Wright and; Paul Minietta prepare a bulletin board showing the related nature of the factors of production. (Courier News Photo) Cotton Faces allenges Cotton research faces five critical challenges in"1968,' according to. George S. Buds, Jr., research director, of the National Cotton Council. Meeting these challenges, He stressed, demands not only the expanded program of the Cotton Producers Institute and the National Cotton Council but the' full support of "a united industry. : -.;The'.five challenges are: (1) a growing research deficit, in j relation to cotton's competitors; • (2) the need to put new insect research findings to work; (3) the pressing need to modernize processing, handling, and marketing; (4) the mushrooming durable press market; and (5) new ; : flammabiiity regulations for fabrics. "Synthetic fiber manufactur- ers have increased their enor- nibus"" expenditures for'research', aimed at improving their fibers, but important parts of cotton's research .effort may be cut by .the r demands of. the Vietnam War, poverty programs, urban needs, and so forth," Mr. s Buck warns. •; . "That's because a large part of cotton's research is ; still federally ; financed. This means that CPI's 'programs must 'be 'aimed at ! the most blems, and'every dollar must be made to count. "In insect control, research of CPI and others has developed many new methods which pro- mise'lower insect control costs; the : diapause spraying methds for. the boll weevil, methods for rearing insects for mass release of sterilized types, systemic THIS WILD FOX was captured last Sunday afternoon In an'alley off of McKaney Road by Mike Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lewis. Mike, a seventh grader at Blytheville Jr. High, said he-hoped to keep the animal for a pet and had been feeding him table scraps. Mike estimated his new pet's age at about 3 months. (Courier News Photo) | chemicals, .the bollworm virus, •parasitic and predatory -—>cts for the pink bollworm all- worm. "Many of these methi iow- ever, are still experimental or not yet licensed. We must get them out into the field to'help farmers cut their costs as soon as we can. . "Another challenge facing the industry itself is the modernization of ginning, packaging, sampling, arid handling, methods. There is $30 a bale tied up in these operations. With the new instruments we already have for cotton quality evaluation, and with new methods for automation,'we should now be able to cut the cost of these operations significantly. "Durable press, which has been fantastically well 1 received by consumers, is giving synthetic fibers wider openings into cotton's markets. It's going to be necessary for cotton research to make fatser. improvements in. the wear life of certain durable press products, and those all-cotton durable press products now on the market need to be promoted on the basis of cotton's inherent advantages: comfort, launderability, non-pilling, and non-staining. "Finally, the amended Flammable Fabrics Act has added a special new challenge. New requirements for fire resistance may be added to certain traditional markets in 1968. Unless cotton provides fire resistance in these uses, synthetic fibers may be pushed to replace cotton. So the cotton industry faces the urgent need to develop fire resistance, in many apparel and household products, and, if possible, to combine fire resistance .with other properties such as durable press. "The expanded research program of CPI is addressed toward helping meet these challenges. The job is so big, however, that it is going to take stronger and more united efforts by all concerned with cotton, including the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the state Experiment stations, the land grant, colleges and the entire cotton industry to meet these challenges." THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH - Singling Bros.- Barnum and Bailey Circus, comes to Memphis' Midsouth Coliseum for matinee and evening performances on June 25 and 26. Goldsmith's Central Ticket Office and the Coliseum &r< handling ticket sales. Mr. Sudden Service Says: For Top Cotton yields ; side dress your •cotton how with FASCO CHEM-PLEX LIQUID FERTILIZER Sold By FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "THE HOME OF SUDDEN SERVICE" Ely. Phon* PO 3-8191 War Vignettes SAIGON (AP) - If it's not street fighting, snipers or hand grenades, it's drunks and traffic. "It does get monotonous sometimes," says a young military policeman riding the darkened streets of Saigon." The low-key appraisal of possibly the world's most hazardous police beat came from smooth-cheeked, 20-y e a r -o 1 d Spec. 4 Jimmie Keech, a .volunteer from Norwalk, Calif., who has spent 16 months patrolling South Vietnam's capital. When the war moved into South Vietnam's cities Jan. 31 the Army's military policemen moved into the front lines of the war. They have been there ever since. 'When I got here about eight months ago there 'were guys rotating home that had never been shot at," said Beech's patrolmate, Pfc. Thomas Blunt of Los Angeles. "Not now. It's hard to find an MP who hasn't been shot at." Blunt, a 23-year-old former telephone company lineman who ended up in tfie MPs for reasons mysterious to him, gives his job the same professional approach as Keech, who hopes^to go into police work after leaving the Army. •Packing a .45-caliber pistol and an M16 carbine and wearing flak vests, they average about 72 hours a week on patrol in Saigon. When they aren't on patrol they are on alert. It has been mis way for the 716th Military Police Battalion since the Tet offensive. The battalion has one of the biggest MP beats in the U.S. Army—a sprawling city of perhaps three million people, nobody really knows how many. The streets are narrow and jumbled, with low overhanging balconies and countless dark hideaways ideal for street fighting. The MPs have grown almost casual about odd sniper rounds. On this night, cruising ginger- aly along the darkened streets, Keech and Blunt expected nothing unusual by their standards. Like cops everywhere, they discussed their jobs— how the rest of the GIs feel about the MPs. After the Tet offensive, when the MPs fought outstandingly in Saigon and other cities, the average GI sharply upgraded his opinion of the MP. The MPs took sharp casualties, and they have been continuing. Early this month six MPs were wounded and one killed in a nasty ambush inside the city, and there have been other fights. A grenade missed Keech's Jeep by only 10 feet. "We still get some guys who think we are just out to harass them, but there aren't many of them now," Blunt said. "We still get our share of drunks despite the curfew. They just seem to do more drinking in less time." One MP concern has dropped sharply—the handful of deserters who used to get a girl and hide out in Saigon. When the Viet Cong offensive started the deserters sought protection. • "One just walked up to me on the street, when I was off duty, and surrendered," said the somewhat bemused Keech. 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