The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 14, 1967 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 14, 1967
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What's Next For Westmoreland? Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News- Friday, April 14, 196T- Page Fivt GEN. WESTMORELAND NEWS BRIEFS H, a boat, which today begins its annual task of carrying mail o and from freighters sailing ;he Detroit river. Seamen receive mail addressed to the ship's name zip code. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington National Symphony Orchestra will make two trips to Mexico in May. One appearance will be'3 special performance in Puebla, by the symphony's newly formed 40-member National Chamber Orchestra on May 6. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A soda shop at Wake Forest College, in tune with the times, has changed the name of its "Poor Boy" sandwich to the "Poverty Boy" sandwich. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah taxpayer has cleared his conscience by sending the state $20 he said he owed in back taxes. The anonymous taxpayer wrote that he had been making an improper deduction for the past nine years. DETROIT (AP) — One of the holders of zip code 48222 in Detroit will be making a few trips this year — about 15,000 — but isn't expected to have trouble | getting its mail. The holder is the J.W. Wescott By TOM TffiDE Newspaper Enterprise Assn. SAIGON, Vietnam - (NBA) — Noisemakers here are forever forecasting the unexpected rotation of some official back to the United States, Currently they are whispering about Gen. William Westmoreland. The gab is probably baseless. The graying commander has served without major criticism or controversy since August, 1961 And he has applied the efficient, spotless kind of leadership his superiors feel is necessary in this disruptive kind of conflict. To remove him, even for deserved rest, could wobble the one stable element in the present war — excellence and ex- prience at command level. Nonetheless, the talk of the general's replacement (purportedly by Army Vice Chief of Staff Creightoh Abrams Jr.) has sparked speculation as to what Westmoreland, 53, would do if. and when he left this post. Everyone has a guess. The majority see him as a sure short for Army chief of staff, possibly chairman of the joint chiefs. Others feel he's of diplomatic fiber. But not a few believe that the man is en route to a political career, that he has privately linted as much and that both major parties, especially the lepublicans, are courting him ike a widow with a wine cellar. The scope of the latter specu- ation is hardly narrow, either. 'I hope he stays in the service." says one close admirer. 'But if he decides otherwise, I have no doubt he could one day be president of the United States." Such thinking is given boost jy precedent. Twenty-one American presidents graduated from the ranks of the armed forces and 11 of them had held generals' positions before election. At least four presidents — Washington, Jackson, Grant and Eisenhower — were chosen almost solely because of their military reputations. Thus, it is historically obvious that popular generals are political probabilities. And Westmoreland is truly a popular general. His accomplishments, admittedly, have not been the stuff legends are born of, but they are considerable in number and i!lll![llill!ll[ll[l!ill[|]IIIIIIIIIIJIllllIIIJI!llllll!II|]ll!llll Hfcuth Beat® I |FH£ NATIONAL REPORT ON WHAT'S HAPPENING! \ TEEN QUEENS COME CLEAN FOR YOUTH BEAT: | The 1967 national Junior Miss Pageant just concluded its j 1 labors of judging "America's First Ladies of Youth" ... I I 50 state finalists, all high school seniors. The Breck Sham- | | poo people, sponsors, made available exclusively to YOUTH j 1 BEAT its survey of their queenly views about school. Do j m they match yours or your girl friends? Nearly all—88 per j f cent—of these pn-the-door-steps-to-college lovelies plumped j Satellites Guide Planes SAIGON (AP) — American bombers are being guided to targets in North Vietnam by daily photographs received from U.S. weather satellites, the Air Force announced today. It said the sweeping photos of all Southeast Asia have become one of the most valuable guides to U.S. bombing. And the North Vietnamese could be receiving them, too, and using them for air defense planning. The weather photos from the Essa and Nimbus satellites — both orbiting more than 600 miles up — are monitored by Air Force weather stations in Saigon and Udorn, Thailand. So vital are the pictures that wet prints are frequently rushed to the U.S. air commander in Vietnam, Lt. Gen. William W. Momyer, while strikes are already headed north. By spotting breaks in the clouds, Momyer can divert planes to areas that are unexpectedly clear. With satellite photos sometimes taken just minutes before, he has a grasp of the weather situation impossible to obtain by conventional forecasting. The wave lengths on which the satellites transmit the photos are public knowledge, and they are being received and studied by various nations throughout the world. The Air Force has no confirmation that they are being received in North Vietnam. But experts say . the necessary equipment is relatively cheap and the photos would be just as valuable to North Vietnam as they are to the U.S. Air Force. In 1967, the Northern Hemisphere spun into spring at 2:37 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 21. Winter officially ends when the sun crosses the equator and day and night are equal the world over. they are significant in an age of complex fusios between military and political interests. For one thing, he inherited a battle fought only on the enemy's terms an dtransformed it (o where today it tilts our way. For another, he inherited a dying nation which was approaching a Communist - spaded grave and undeniably reversed that circumstace. For a third, and perhaps most impressive, he has for the past 33 months manipulated the strings in one of history's most unpopular wars and never had his own brasswear. He is, in fact, almost never the target of rebuke. Wags here call him General Clean. While virtually everyone is connected with the struggle has been openly bruised by controversy. Westmoreland remains untouched. His mail is seldom nasty, usually complimentary. His press is the same. And his staff and command are united in awesome admiration of the starched, snappy, four - starred chief. Yet with this popular concep- tion of the man, he isn't necessarily another link in the chain of generals who became presi- dels. His war hasn't the wide approval of George Washington's. His image isn't as fabled as Old Hickory Jackson's. His battlefield victory — assuming he eventually gets it — won't be as stunning as Ulysses Grant's. Finally, his patrician personality has little of the warmth ef Ike Eisehower. For these reasons he is not so much a nalional hero as he is nationally respected, and riot so widely looked to as looked at. Therefore it is doubtful he could catapult effortlessly into national political stature. And, actually, there is no proof the general wants to cata-1 null. When he is asked about it, he either declines to answer apult. When he is asked about or artfully assures that his only immediate interest is the termination of the combat. Still, the possibility exists. And there are people privy to Westmoreland's thoughts who insist the general will one day seek public fofice. Just wait, they say, until 1972. That is, if he's not still fighting this war. Remember Pay Your Paper Boy The Church of the Holy Seput chre was built in 32$. 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Major recommenda- § tions were: oodles of study % study periods; elimination of H final exams for students who | clutch onto a B or better av- 1 erage all during school year; j flexible course patterns (not 1 always flat five days a week 1 per subject); and introduc- ff tion of personal appearance g and etiquette courses (they | need this?). One pretty, the § the petite pageant winner, Rosemary Dunaway—17, from | I Little Rock, and on her first trip to New York—confided a f 1 personal survey footnote ..•. she didn't at all like boys' way \ = out way of wearing long hair in the big cities. _ 1 YAY, SKINNY-TWIGGY IS HERE: A different dab of f m damosel is mod, top world model, Twiggy . . . newly landed = I from England. YOUTH BEAT gave advance warning several i f months ago that, the Twig was in, the Shrimp (Jean Shrimp- | s ton) .out. . . and to expect her to invade U.S. soon. Now that | 1 she's here, we ruthlessly reveal her (inside-outside) vital | 1 statistcis: 17, high school dropout, boy-cropped blond hair, 91 | § pounds, 5-foot 6 high, 31, 25, 33 around . . . "Not wot you'd 1 I call a figger," grins this cockney cutie. (Got something = | there!) Modeling fee, a piffling $125 an hour. (She's really i got something there!!!) | MONEY-MAKING CAREERS FOR YOU: With graduation _ | and going out into the world coming closer ... If it's money % I you're looking for, leading career guidance people advise | j chasing these three above-average dollar-rewarding fields: § 1 Salesman/lady—In selling, more earners now rake in f = seven thou a year and over than in any other field . . . Affl- j l.ent U.S.'s mounting money (national gross zooming), mount-. J 1 ing population and mounting leisure time, encourage sales far g I .beyond that of any other country. (Startling fact—Russia has § % no salesmen!) But you don't just write down orders and take 1 1 people's money. Experts in selling say: check whether you § 1 have imagination (can you split-second solve the unexpect- 1 | ed?.; curiosity about people (what do they want? what makes J I your prospect tick?); enterprise, because selling still needs ^ t 'push,'" but with the right touch . , , whether "soft sell" or § 1 "throat-ramming." Guys and gals who can do it and go to it j 1 can demand and make over $100,000 a year. 1 g Retailing: is mostly a type of selling . . . lots of variety j 1 . . . you may be selling almost any finished product made, g = Stores are hungry for girls, J girls, girls (men, too •. -1§ sometimes bossing the girls, jj sometimes working for j them). College education not J essential . .. But he pre- m, pared to be competitive as ; a race horse, yet sensitive to others' feelings, commonsensical and organized. As this kind of a paragon you'll net—$6,50048,500 as a junior exec, $18,000450,000 in the big-time senior class. Engineers can count on—right after graduation—$7,000 plus a year ... are virtually always men (though two-thirds fo firms would hire girls if available). Engineers command a surprising range of work—from food to homes, to clothing, to communications. . .in fact, over 150 specializations. Mushrooming technical trends, from undersea to outer space and __ everything between, insure a flow of jobs (read the acres of f engineers wanted ads in the big Sunday newspapers). But 1. you'd better be sure you're good at math, physics and chem-. ~ istry ... in fact, all "number" work and exacting detail sciences ... Be reday for this kind of academic fodder through four years of a B.A. and, even better, right through a Ph.D. After that, if you rise to the top, you can rack up $30450,000 a year. TO KNOW MORE, MORE, MORE: Write for the 424- page, fact-filled, "Career Opportunities" guide, free from: New York Life Insurance Co., Box YB, Madison Sq. 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