The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 20, 1967 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 20, 1967
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Who Would Be Left to Rebuild? Blydievllle (Ark.) Courier News - Monday, March 20, 1967 - Page Sevea By DICK KLIENER West Coast Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. SANTA MONICA, Calif. - (NBA) — Among the 22 reports on what the world will be like after a nuclear war, prepared for the Atomic Energy Commission by the Rand Corporation, there are three which touch on the questions probably closest to most of us. How many people will survive, and who will they be? Obviously, there can be n» definite answer. Any conclusions in this area must be broad, because much depends on the strength of the possible nuclear attack and its location. But, given those variables, one study concludes that the person with the best chance to survive is someone between 5 and 64 years old who lives in an agricultural area of the Southeast or Pacific Northwest. Another report, "The Post- attack Population of the United States," prepared by a team led by demographer Ira S. Lowry, lists some grim statistics. Lowry's group postulated 15 different attack configurations and determined the casualty lists resulting from each. * * * "The 15 cases," the report states, "yield surviving populations that vary in size from 68.2 to 174.2 million persons out of a preattack population of 178 million." The study went on to attempt to find what the growth rate would be, after each oi those 15 hypothetical attacks. An it came up with a surprising result: "The heavier the damage from the attack itself, the more rapid is the recovery." This conclusion is based on the theory that the weak — children, the aged, the sick — are more apt to be killed by a nuclear attack. The heavier the attack, the more of these are killed and the greater the left in the surviving group. As the study says, "The survivors are among those who are resistant to the stresses of the postattack environment." Thus, in a severe attack, those who are left should be more productive workers and people who are better able to repopulate the nation. Lowry also states that a nuclear attack could bring about "a shift in the ethnic composition o£ the United States" because of "the historically greater fertility of nonwhites as compared with whites." Economist Norman Hanunian looked at what changes might occur in "the societal structure of the U.S." after an attack. Among his conclusions: 1. The agricultural sector would suffer less than other sectors. 2. In a heavy attack, which killed 54 percent of the population, 74 per cent of all children and 87 per cent of people 65-or over would be killed. For those between five and 64, the death toll would be considerably less — 47 per cent. j 3. In a heavy attack, four familes out of five would suffer at least one fatality. 4. The Northeast and Cali-j fornia would be hardest hit, the j Southeast and Pacific North-, west would "fare better than average." 5. "Nuclear attacks would tend to be particularly lethal among families having high incomes. Families with 1959 incomes of $10,000 or more — and such families account for one-third of all income generated — wiuld survive at rates Only 75 to 85 per cent as high as the rate for the general population." This is because high- income families tend to live nearer target areas. * * * Even if a person survives, the tribulations are not over, There is a study by a group headed by Norman Arnheim Jr. on "The Genetic Effects of Radiation: Postattack Consequences" which makes particularly disturbing reading. "Increased levels of radiation," the study reports, "in the postattack environment will increase the frequency of mutant genes. Many of the muta-1 tions will not result in obvious disease and abnormalities but, based on the theory that most new mutations are harmful, the population could suffer the effects of genetic damage through ensuing generations." Clearly, even after the terrible suffering of a nuclear attack, the worst would be yet to come. March Not Through Acting By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Televfsioji Write HOLLYWOOD (AP) - It is a pleasure to report that retirement rumors about Fredric March have been exaggerated. By Whom? Fredric March. Last June, the two-time Oscar-winner — "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." 1931, "Best Years Our Lives," 1946 — declared in this place that he'd had it with the acting business. He had just endured a harrowing location for "Hombre," and he opined that he was ready to "hang up my hat." Now the 69-year-old March and his wife, Florence Eldridge, are back in Hollywood to star in a CBS Playhouse drama for fall release, "Do Not Go Gentle Into the Good Night." "The title comes from Dylan Thomas' poem about the approaching death of his father,"' i March explained. "George j Schaefer (the TV producer- director) sent us the script, and Florence was enthused about it. I had to accept her judgment, because she also read and enthused over 'Skin of Our Teeth' and 'Long Day's Journey Into Night,' which we did on the stage." "The subject of the play (an original by Loring Mandel is one that concerns all of us: geriatrics," added Miss Ei- dridge. "Everyone has older relatives about whom it must be decided whether to place them in a home or institution." 4 t * In the play. March enacts a retired carpenter who is sent by his children to live in an institution for the elderly. He s a can- ankerous soul who is soothed by another resident, played by Miss Eldrilge. In the end he decides to go back to his own house to finish out his days. As for his own retirement. March indicated he hasn't quite gotten the hang of it. "I'm still trying to learn how to live," he admitted. What he enjoys most is rusticating at his Milford, Conn., acres and travelling, especially, to Greece, of which he and his wife are inordinately fond. As of now. a return to a movie or a play seems to hold no charm for him. Astronomers think that the cluster in the constellation Hercules may contain from 50,000 to 100,000 stars. Ninety per cent of Canada'; 19,571,000 people live within 200 miles of the United States border. COLOR TV S BIG DISCOUNTS ON ALL WESTINGHOUSE BLACK & WHITE & COLOR TV WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. JANIE SEALS, Plaintiff, vs. No. 17138 STEVEN D. BEALS, Defendant. The defendant, Steven Beals is hereby warned to appear with- in thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Janie Beals. Dated (his 17th day of March, 1967 at 4:00 o'clock P.M. GERALDINE L1STON, Clerk By Betty Coals D. C. H. G. Partlow, Jr., Attorney Everett E. Harbor, Ally Ad Ll- cm 3-20, 27, 4-3, 10 Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands off Normandy, France, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. 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