The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1968 · Page 9
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— Blythcvflh (Ark.)' Courier News — Monday, Junt I, SCAVENGER'S PARADISE fa the SKth FieU Depot Salme Yart at Long Blob, 10 raUes north of Saigon, South Vietnam. The yard receives an average of 20,000 tons of •owrte* junk each day including vehicles, tires and shell e*Mngi unown here. Anything, salvageable is saved and fteqnenUy turned over to a civic action program far die- Whittom to the Vietnamese people 1 Do! I Do!' Hits The 'Long' Road By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Mary Martin says "let's hit the road," she implies no half-way measures. Here is the itinerary she and Robert Preston are following with their Broadway hit, "I Do! I Do!": * * * Rochester, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Seattle, Portland, St. Louis, Phoenix, Omaha, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Cleveland, Memphis, Charlotte, Greensboro, Richmond, Washington, D. C., Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Miami, Jacksonville, Hershey, Pa. That will take them through March 1969. Still unbooked are April and May, after which the tour ends and Mary and her husband, Richard Halliday, plan to spend two years on their ranch in Brazil. "That is a promise we made to each other; we even signed a paper to that effect on our last anniversary," she insists. * * •*• Mary Martin is the last of the great Broadway stars to devote her talents to "the road;" that is, to tour the major American cities with a play that has met win! success in New York. Oddly enough, she fell in love with the traveling bug during her brief movie career. * * * "It was after I had made 'The Great Victor Herbert,' and Paramount sent Allan Jones and me out on the road to publicize it," she recalled. "We traveled all over, playing seven shows a day. Think of it—seven shows a day! But I loved it. And while f was in Houston, I was lucky enough to meet Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. who-were traveling with Taming of the Shrew'. **-•*• "I naturally worshipped them as greats of the theater, and I listened to everything they said. One thing they told me was: 'If you should go back to the theater, be sure to go on the road with your plays. You will find the audiences enormously stimulating, and those people will come to see yea whenever they visit New York.' "As it turned out, I decided I did prefer the theater. I left films and never went back except for doing 'My Heart Belongs to Daddy' for Cole Porter On the film biography, 'Night and Day. 1 )" KiM MarUa BM toured la One Touch of Venus," "Annie l show through a different frame Get Your Gun," "Peter Pan," "Kind Sir," "Skin of Our Teeth," "Hello, Dolly!" and with her own concert, which visited 87 cities. She didn't tour with her two biggest hits, "South Pacific" and "The Sound of Music" because they remained in New York too long. The second year of a New York show is miserable," she remarked. "No matter how nuch you like the play, you are faced with going down the same street, entering the same stage door and using the same dressing room until you almost go out of your mind. "That's why I prefer to go on .he road in the second year. Sure, the traveling is rough, but at least you're looking at the every week. And the audiences can be a revelation. "Take 'I Do! I Do.' It's a show about marriage—how two people can live together for 50 years and somehow survive all the problems that confront them. Now in New York we got laughs in the right places and the audiences were usually warm. But New Yorkers go to the theater because it's the thing to do. They don't necessarily go for eniovment. "The difference on the road is that the people are buying tickets to see Bob and me. They truly want to see the show. And the audience response is unbelievable. They seem to accept the fact that a show about two old married people can be enjoyable." Strictly Business Sam Pittman and J. R. Dobbs International Harvester, recently, participated in a driveaway of motor trucks at IH's Springfield (Ohio) Works plant About 400 IH motor truck dealers from' nine southern states participated. W. T. Barnett and Barney Crook, both Blytheville pharmacists, recently attended the 86th annual convention of The Arkansas Pharmaceutical Association in Little Rock. More than 500 persons registered for the convention. Bill Jordan, operator of the Armorel Shell Service Station, has been presented a special award by the Gates Rubber Company. The Denver-based rubber company sponsors a nation-wide contest in which Gates mystery cars regularly travel across the TROOPER Bill Read, Arkansas State Trooper, at Blytheville, recently .was promoted to .the rank of sergeant in the criminal investigating division and will- be transferred to Little Rock. The 43-year-old Read was born in Rector, Ark., is married and the father of four children. He joined the State Police in 1950. country, stopping at service stations, personnel who notice the de- Each car has a worn fan fective belt and offer to'replace belt. Awards are given station it. War Vignettes By GEORGE MCARTHUR CAMP ' EAGLE, Vietnam (AP) — He was a cheerful kid nicknamed "Worm", because he was sort'Vof skinny and most of the men around, headquarters didn't even know his real name. He looked younger than his 21 years, 'despite a blond; moustache he was bravely growing, and as a clerk in a brigade administrative tent he normally ran the mimeograph machine, kept track of classified documents and had a few oth'er chores. . He had spent a year in Vietnam and extended for an extra six months but had never been in a firefight or even seen a live enemy. -Although he carefully kept his M16 rifle clean he hadn't even fired it for nine months and didn't see much chance of ever using it in battle. And when his moment came, cheerful, blue-eyed, Dennis Breutzman, a small town boy from- Caledonia, Wis., found it totally unreal: His first impulse was to take a few pictures of all the lights in the sky. All alone in the headquarters tent, where he was the night security man, he was jolted from his cot by incoming mortars arid rockets." He carefully put on his helmet and flak jacket and unlocked the 1 weapons rack" and picked up his M16, although he couldn't find. the 'airimunition. He didn't think he would .need ammunition anyway so he got his camera and went outside, sitting in a little ditch., There were some explosions on the-hill, perhaps 3(K) yards away, which was' the security perimeter of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. About 200 yards down from Breutzman there - were some .guys firing from the, pad. used by helicopters in the daytime. ..... "I went to the tent across the way and borrowed one maga- CHEVY PICKUPS HUE in fact only Chevrolet gives you an these tough truck components and features! ROAD-BALANCED RIDE -Husky coil springs at all four wheels soak up bumps, assure a smooth ride for people and cargo. Standard on 1 /2-ton and %-ton models, all-round coil springs team perfectly with Chevy's tamed independent front (Suspension. 'LADDER-TYPE FRAME-The same type used on the biggest Chevy haulers. Heavy-gauge channel side ,rails are riveted to alligator jaw Icrossmembers. 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"1 didn't pay any attention to those guys on the chopper _pad. I thought they were GIs." .. . . ' The little men on the chopper pad were not GIs. They were about 30 Viet Cong sappers. They had broken through the outer wire and were within 200 yards of the brigade headquarters, almost nonchalantly firing lethal, Chinese-made B40 rockets from hand-held tubes resembling the American bazooka. * * * Breutzman watched in amazement as the Viet Cong rocketed the chaplain's tent, the Red Cross tent and a truck and set them ablaze. The realization hit him: that 'nobody else .was around and nobody else was firing. "I just had to get down there and get them out,"-he thought. With his magazine of about 20 rounds, he ran dqwn and opened up. He killed one enemy soldier and :wouhded .another and saw him-being dragged off by two comrades. His magazine empty, he ran back to his tent, found a wounded buddy, and got two more magazines, and. ran back to the fight—with bullets from AK47 submachine guns whistling over his head. "I was pretty,mad," Breutzman said'later. "I knew there had to be some other GIs somewhere, but they weren't there. I was-the only man shooting." Arid he was. In the wild confusion-of rockets and bullets, Spec. 5 Breutzman-had moved alone against the Viet Cong sappers. How much damage he ac- ;ually did to them, he doesn't know—beyond killing one and wounding another. But they pulled pack—the camp soon realized that. '•''••. As the sappers pulled back others opened up and artillery began-to rake:them. Breutzman went out to the barbed wire pe*. imeter" arid was disappointed that there was nothing left to do. , » The general put Breutzman in for a medal, the Silver Star, which isn't worn by many headquarters clerks. i * * * ; "You never would havil thought 'Worm' would do ft thing like that," his buddies- kept saying the next day. "We'Jl have to change the nickname.!' "I don't mind it," said Breutzman. "When I pick up the phoni and say 'Spec. 5 Breutzman' nobody realizes its me and they ask for 'Worm.' 'It's easier tj> remember." • Turtle Must Go j. BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) 4 Doctors are giving 2-year-old Brad Haines until- Monday to pass a pet turtle he swallowed. Otherwise, they said surgery may be necessary. Brad swallowed Myrtle that turtle earlier this week. X rays showed the turtle was alive in the youngster's stomach. Spacecraft Test;. SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON; Tex. (AP) — The U.S. moonship design undergoes a fourth day of space punishment today in the last of a series of thermal vacuum verification tests of the craft. * * * ;. 'Astronaut James Irwin and test pilot Gerald Gibbons are scheduled to spend about 12 hours aboard, the test model tar side a thermal vacuum chamber simulating' the heat, cold and vacuum- of space. . Irwin and Gibbons conducted tests last Monday and Wednesday and another crew manned the craft during a test Friday. ; The priihe mission in the tests is to prove that the spacecraft can keep astronauts from frying or freezing in the temperature extremes,- of, space. ; Casual Comfort Jump Suit For town and field sports, driving, cycling, lounging, anything you do to relax, the Enro Jump Suit belongs. Slim-trim styling and handsome, handy details. Elasticized action waistband, two-way zipper, man-size pockets. Color selections in all cotton cord as well as polyester and cotton blends. 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