The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 22, 1966 · Page 2
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*Mi Two - Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesdiy, Kovembw 0,19M TWO MILES of metal ribbon such as pretty Marianne Kowaleski is peering through is needed to wind the superconductive magnet she is holding. The magnet will be used in high-energy physics experiments in addition to medical and biological research. Engineers for RCA, who developed the magnet, say it has a field strength 200,000 times is powerful as the earth's magnetic field. Korea; a Gloomy Type of War Air Strike! By FRED S. HOFFMAN MEKONG DELTA, South Viet Nam (AP) - Humming "When the Saints go Marching In" the blue-helmeted pilot pointed his Junt-nosed F100F Super Sabre jet toward • patch of trees fringing a brown canal. Maj. Swart Nelson of Phoenix, Am., was approaching Kie cli- lota walked around their war- painted green and tan jets checking Hie control surfaces, the fuel intake, the bombs and napalm hung under the sweptback wings. Then they climbed laboriously into their cockpits, each burdened down with 70 pounds of parachute, survival vest, sidearm and helmet. One by one, the three jets rolled to the runway. One by one, their engines spouted flame as they hurtled down the long concrete surface and bounded skyward. The trip to target was a pleas- By SAM JONES DEMILITARIZED ZONE, South Korea (AP) — The war max of his 230th combat mission in a relaxed mood. A voice rasped in his radio earphones. Nelson stopped humming. "Your target is a bunch of hooches (thatched shelters) ._._.„_. along that finger of water, 55i an t' h " a |J'h 0 ' u " ri "m ; tn"tiie"sun''shin- meters (yards) short of the| ing warm through the trans- smoke," said the forward air j parent canopy O f Ramrod 3, controller flying a small prop: Nelson . s two-seater, plane several thousand feet be- « Tn)s is a n j ce jjttie war," low the on coming wedge ofj mused the 4 4 . vear . old Ne i S on. three Super SabresV'We think ."Down here, we don't get any it is a VC base camp." | air oppos jtion. The spotter had fired a rocket j .. We may run into some to mark the target. White ground fire) but we 'n De al i smoke spiraled up from a | rignt unless there's a lucky hit tiuddle of dun-colored shacks I on a v ;t a i p] ace » crowding a small stream. j Just , n S|g target area "Here we go," Nelson caUed, , to vjew _ andBthe mood over the intercom to (he hitch-j liking newsman in the seat behind him. He shoved the stick forward, and the F100 dived. Two hours earlier the three pilots had met in the ready room of the 531st Tactical ? igliter Squadron at Sien Hoa air base, some 150 miles to the ! northeast. about violations of the zone. The rules governing activity | Dressed in gray flight suits, ••— ' a ' " le zone are com P' ex ant ' 'the pilots reviewed their battle anT'the'" fighting ' are "in" Viet | American soldiers carry small j p ] a n and the method they would Nam now and it's only "combat ca rds listing them. | llse to attack the target for the status" for the American soldier | Largely an empty _ strip of day. who patrols an uneasy Korean jland, the zone winds over hills Everything was matter of peace in the aftermath of a war i and mountains, down into long fact, that ended more than 13 years overgrown rice paddies and agp. across battlefields where the -in Viet Nam, U.S. fighting mgn stand up to sweaty heat, flooded rice paddies, leech-filled streams and a wily, crafty foe. Bullets fly and mortar rounds whisper in daily; and much bipod is shed. In Korea, U.S. troops are more apt to face biting cold and (he fearsome noises" of night; but blood still is shed. And reminders- of war are close at hand along the 151-mile demilitarized zone that sepa- debris of war is visible. U.S. servicemen, who number about 50,000 in Korea, patrol an 18%mile sector ol the line, and South Koreans man the remainder. The American manning the patrols along the zone is 19 to 22 . years old and he usually has I had 4Vz months of basic and ad- j vance infantry training before arriving in Korea. More often than not, he's a draftee. If the soldier is assigned "up a brisk routine devoid of heroics. Out on the flight line, the pi- rates North and South Korea: north," beyond the Imjin River — The chicken wire stretched!to the American sector of the on frames over dug-in guard I demilitarized zone, he gets five posts to prevent grenades from days of special training on set- being lobbed in on the guards. — The training each man at the zone gets in how to set an ambush for North Korean infiltrators and how to avoid ambush himself. And there Was a grim reminder on Nov. 2 when a North Korean ambush killed six U.S. soldiers and a Korean on routine patrol just south of the armistice line in South Korea. It was the latest in a series of incidents that began along the line Oct. 15. The armistice ending the Korean War was signed on July 27, 1953, and it created a 2%-mile wide no man's land as a basis for policing the peace. The zone is supposed to be free of armed activity and the armistice commission meets periodically in Panmunjom to talk fruitlessly Tax Ruling Affects Professions WASHINTON (AP) teacher who quits his job and returns to school fulltime for further training cannot deduct -A his educational income for tax iU.S. Tax Court has ruled. exenses from purposes, the ting ambushes and countering enemy ambushes. There are three battalions on j The decision issued Monday the front in the American-occupied sector. Once he gets "up north," the soldier finds another world from "down there, south of the river" where quarters are good and the duty hours are from 9 to 5, five days a week. A soldier north of the Imjin in a typical infantry company spends a week of guard post duty inside the zone, a week of patrol duty along the zone and a week in company training during a three-week cycle. With the snow of winter, concealment for North Korean infiltrators becomes more difficult and hostile incidents fall off. But policing the truce continues — mostly dull, without glamor and sometimes dangerous. Santa Shut Out By Air CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Santa Claus, says the City Council, is neither a public official nor a foreign power. So he can't land in Clifton. A department store (W.T. Grant Co.) had applied for permission to land Santa by heli- copter at a shopping plaza Friday to launch the Christmas shopping season. But an ordinance forbids flying machines from landing in Clifton's airportless 12 square miles. The two exceptions are public officials and foreign pow- Thank You! I deeply appreciate the confidence that so many placed in me in my race for the State Legislature. I am especially grateful to the many Volunteers and supporters who devoted so much time and effort to niy campaign. Your hard work and dedication will remain a fond and humbling memory for the remainder of my life. ED ALLISON could affect many professions including law, nursing and others — in which members sometimes quit their jobs and go back to school to obtain advanced degrees. Under present Internal Revenue regulations, an educational deduction can be taken only by a person who takes a leave of absence from a job or attends school part time, and then only for the purpose of improving a skill. "We love Santa Claus in Clifton," said a councilman. "We welcome him by sea, land ... any way but by air." Living with Peopli A demanding atti- rude may get service but little consideration. Riding Academy Join in on the fun., come on oul and rent » horse tor only $1.50 per hour. SAM FINCHER Ph. JO 4-8848 3 Miles SE Bis Lake Bridge 46 YEARS OF SERVICE Most of our business comes through pcoplt we've thoughtfully served. The reason —understanding, sincere guidance depend- and depe: ability in helping ^" ""* you select a fine /BARRE monument of I,-, ... ~ Select Barre I GUILD Granite. ^^ Jno. C. McHaney &Sons 'Your Monument Men' S. Hwy. 61 PO 2-2601 OPEN SUNDAY AFTERNOONS changed abruptly. ' ' . * The Super Sabres drove home their attack in a pinwheel pattern. , , . The flight leader went in first, zooming low over the village and clobbering it wiKi fiery napalm. The second jet followed in a long, looping arc which brought him on target from a different quarter. As he pulled out and clawed for the sky, Nelson began his run. Down. . .down. . .down. The speed built up to 500 miles an hour. With the speed and the sleep descent came sharply increasing forces of gravity. The newsman felt as though an iron bar was being pressed down on his head and shoulders. He was bent almost double. Breathing was a major effort, despite oxygen filling his mask. Tiie green trees and the bamboo huts grew bigger and bigger. The gravity forces mounted to several times normal. Suddenly, there was a thump from the underside of the plane. One of Nelson's 500-pound bombs was away, slanting toward the huts. Nelson pulled back on the stick and the jet screamed toward the clouds. « * Looking back over one shoulder, the newsman could see billows of dirty .gray smoke and columns of flame rising from the huts. Twice more, the jets raked the village. Then they swung northward, as though headed for home, and buried themselves in a looming cloud bank. But on the other side of the cloud, the FlOOs turned back and tore in on the village from a new direction. This time, the twin 20mm cannon under the fuselage coughed dryly, sending streams of blue shells into the smoking target. After four strafing runs, the flight leader radioed: "Let's go home." The controller chimed in with his assessment of tiie strike: ; "Four structures destroyed, seven damaged. Nice going." HAMMOND ORGANS-PIANOS BILL HURST ORGAN STUDIO PU« shopplmi Ctater - ». W5M I ARE YOU RETIRED-OKI SOCIAL 5ECURVTY? DO 'YOU' GET A pews low. BUT- NEED M FOOD'; 1 ' YOU UNEMPLOYED OR ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND NE^D MORE FOOD : DO YOU WORK ;OMLY PART TIME'AND;N MORE FOOD?? YOU WOR>K FOR LOW WAGES AMD MEt'D MORE FOOD? m : . 4 ? ^-;,, : \;^r> 1 YES! THEN COME DOWN TO THE WELFARE OFFICE IN BLYTHEVILLE OR OSCFOLA, AND SEE HOW YOU MAY, BE ABLE TO•, GET . .-, . FOOD STAMPS! This Ad Published For The Mississippi County Nutrition Committee Courtesy of SAFEWAY R.R. AND CHICKASAWBA KROGER N. 2nd ST. LIBERTY SUPER MARKET SOUTH 61 HIGHWAY HAYS SUPERMARKET SOUTH 21st STREET HAYS STORE 200 E. MAIN BIG "D" FOODS NO. 61 HIGHWAY (All Grocers Interested In Co-Sponsoring These Ads Should Call PO 3-7093) PLENTY OF WATER mokes the difference And our goal is always to provide plenty of water... when and where you need it. Blytheville Water Co.

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