The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 30, 1967 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 30, 1967
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Mytoevllle (Art.) Courier News - Tuewfay, May J», 1WT - Pag« Thrat MIDEAST SHOWDOWN UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC Army-300,000 men Armor—1,200 tanks Plones-500 Army—100,000 men Armor—400 tanks Planes-ISO Armies—500,000 Armor—2,000 tanks . Planes-850 JORDAN Army— 80,000 men Armor~-400 tanks Planes-~200 j|| Army-300,000 Armor— 800 Planes— 450 EITOR'S NOTE — The fol- owing Memorial Day column, written in 1957, has found its vay into many family scrapbooks. It is reprinted today as still timely. Israel's armed forces are heavily outnumbered by the cornb.ned forces of her major^Arob enemies, but statistics don't tell the full story. The Israelis have on advantageousCentral position with short lines of communications and supply while the Arabs are separated by geography and political feuds. Also, many of the United Arab Republic s best' **°opsan Hed down in Yemen. Total Arab strength includes nadd.t.onJo »he forces of the10,0,0, states bordering on Israel, several thousand men which could be contributed by Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. ^^ Ideosyncrasies Of Coin Keepers By EDMOND LEBRETON WASHINGTON (AP) - In the it a practice to set aside the pre- "So they were not only no 1965 silver coins that come his getting interest on their money way His reply: "Except for the they were paying the banks o Hal Boyle NEW YORK (AP) — America oday wears a sprig of rosemary over its heart for remem- >rance. I A miracle of resurrection akes place in millions of house- lolds as ttie dead come home again — and walk the earth once more in gladness. Their presence is invisible to the eye, inescapable to the spir- t. For this haunting day of re,urn they are as alive as we. The loneliest man in the land ;s the man who has no one to remember on Memorial Day. He is indeed a soul lost — a stranger on the earth — a pilgrim going from nothing to nowhere. For it is the memory of the dead that in great measure keeps us human, that sets us apart from stone and star, moss and mole, and all other feeling and unfeeling prisoners of the great jailor, Time. "What is Memorial Day?" asks the child. "Will I get a present— like en Christmas or my birthday?" It is a hard question to answer. How can we, who are ourselves childishly bewildered by the mystery of both life and death, explain the puzzle of that living-loving death we call memory? Perhaps the best answer you can give a child is to say, "Memorial Day is the day when everyone anyone ever knew is alive, and nobody is dead." I Isn't that about as close £s I you can get, anyway? | The dead have far more power over our lives than we ordinarily realize. We read dead men's books, sing dead men's songs, obey dead men's laws. Dead men taught us to sow the earth and reap the harvest. Dead men won us our present perilous safety — we especially honor them this day — and to dead men we owe our finest visions of heaven. Every step upward we take in life has been made possible by the sacrifical steps taken by our guardian dead. As the preacher man says, what is our own breath but a brief mist on the surface of death's endless deep. Earth is pocketed by more tombs than there are living men to journey to them. And so it is one must pick and choose which dead to revisit on Memorial Day, which to spend a moment with — or talk to for an hour. Mostly, of course, we spend the time with those dearsst to us through personal grief — the lost relative, the absent friend, the cherished neighbor who NEWS BRIEFS SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-The National Parks Service says Canyonlands National Park and Bridges and Arches National Monuments in southern Utah are losing many of their 300- year-old to 400-year-old pinon trees to campers who ignore rules and use them for firewood. These trees take 25 years to jrow twn feet. BOSTON (AP)-The State riegistry of Motor Vehicles says t is using Social Security num- icrs as driver license numbers so motorists will have fewer numbers to remember. WITT, 111. (AP) - Leslie B. iVorthington, president of U.S. Steel Corp., the nation's largest steel-producing firm, addressed his year's graduating class of only 15 students at Witt High School. Worthington is the son of a coal miner and a 1919 Witt graduate. moved away forever. But on Ibis day I like also to pick up old books and bring to life again old comrades of my spirit I never knew in the flesh — fellows like John Keats, Thomas Hardy and Thomas Wolfe; girls like Sara Teasdale, Emily Dickerson and Mother Eve. It is a corruption of Memorial Day lo make of it a jounrney into sadness and scalding self-pity It should ideally be a shared voyage of rediscovery. For how often, when we summon up the memory of our dear dead, are we surprised to find that through some mystic alchemy we now understand them better and appreciate them more than when they walked daily among us! Perhaps, on Memorial Day, the dead may even feel the same way toward us, the living. It well may be. Surely, if life has a perspective, death does, too. .. yer, was attending Officer Candidate School when his direct commission In the Judge AdVfc cate Corps came through. NEW YORK (AP)-The June exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library, a show of old and new wedding mementos, included the marriage medal of Sarah Rapalje, known as the first white girl born in New Netherlands. The medal was struck to 1639. i\ FT. LEE, Va. (AP)-John L. Warner Jr., ate breakfast one day as a private first class and was a captain by lunchtime. Warner, a Jackson, Tenn., law- Though peanuts are grown throughout the world and are; the second largest source of vegetable oil, the peanut is almost ignored outside America as a protein food for the human diet. Remington 200 Selectro SHAVER Dreifus Low Price '14' Was flK unhjvt &$osftran dlaLj Two thin, stittp suving treads,! •stdeburn. trimmer and guard combs to {vide whiskers inlol cutters tor smoother stra»cs,| flip-ope" <M Idjwtment tor instant dewing. OPEN AN ACCOUNT PAY WEEKLY OR MONTHLY )acK or me oureau uiawei, ^ti- iaps, you have a little pile of lilver coins. nay. rua itjjij. UJ»**^J*B «—•« •.•«»• few we keep to maintain our inventorv, we put them right in A couple, of the original John the cash drawer and let them go F. Kennedy half dollars; a few out in change." quarters and dimes, without the red copper edge of the naw sandwich coins; maybe with ;hem, one of the old dollar bills marked "silver certificate." You have a feeling that you're getting fewer and fewer silver coins in change— half dollars, : or example. You read that the government is moving away more and more from the use of silver in the monetary system, that there is legislation pending "Some of the people with $10 or $20 worth have some strange ideas," Douglas said. "They think silver is going to become as valuable as gold. They don't realize that— if it ever should come to the point of melting down coins— money could be made only on large quantities." Barracklcd the question of the large-scale hoarder when he appeared before the House Banking Committee. to end the exchange of bills for | "What a lot of people have silver. You wonder when the learned is this," Barr said. Treasury Department will stop playing the silver market and "Coins and bullion Sars are bulky. They take up space. Stor- let the price of the metal go up. age is expensive-esnerially * * * If it increases as much as 11 cents an ounce above the present $1.29, it would be profitable, at least in theory, to melt and refine old-style silver coins. Now, if you hold on to your silver coins and certificates, will they make you rich? No, it can be said pretty certainly. And even if you're a big operator, with bags of coins or bars of bullion, the outlook is more murky than encouraging. Backing for these conclusions comes from two authorities; Undersecretary of the Treasury Joseph W. Barr and a veteran Washington coin dealer, Ben M. Douglas, whose shop is only a few blocks from the Treasury. •Hie dealer was asked during an interview whether he makes AMC Seeks i j • i MAiMArial secure storage. And money tied up in coins draws no interest. So people get tired of this kind of investment and turn the coins back." * * * When Douglas was invited to comment on Barr's opinions, he ruled himself out as an expert on speculation in silver, as such. But he had some observations that seemed to back up Barr. "Canada minted some very handsome coins to commemorate its centennial, including a silver dollar. When those dollars first came out of the mint, they vanished. People were buying them by the bag. In fact, they were borrowing from oanks to buy the coins, pledging the bagfuls as collateral and storing 7 per cent and storage too. Tnis didn't last very long. They have been letting the bags of coin go, and now you can walk inta almost any Canadian bank , and get all the silver dollars you want." Not long ago in this country, Douglas said, the coin hoarding mania extended beyond silver— and now it seems to have spent itself. He told of sending to the bank for working change and getting a bag of uncirculated 1962 nickels— "obviously turned back by somebody who stowed it away five years ago." » * * One mystery remains. What happened to all the Kennedy half dollars, especially the 90 per cent silver ones dated before 1965? Barr shrugged. "I wish I knew. I'd like to have one." Douglas said he doesn't understand the motives. The coins are not rare — millions were made. He ruled out hoarding for silver as the sole reason— "you notice the 40 per cent silver ones now being made are disappearing just about as fast." And he said sentiment about the assassinated president couldn't be the whole explanation, either. "There just seems to be a compulsion now and then ta stow away large, good looking silver coins," he said. "Italy made one about the same time. It had no sentimental angle. It was not of very high silver content. It nas van- «iem at the banks. lisfled." Today mier Nikita Khrushchev proposed a world conference on trade. One year ago — A Sui-veyor spacecraft raced through space Contributions Persons wishing to contribute to the American CanCer Society's "Living Memorial Program" may send their donations to Mrs. Frank Harshman, 1800 Westgate, Blytheviie. Mrs. Harshman in the memorial fund chairman for North Mississippi County "The funds of the American Cancer Society, including mem- orail gifts, go toward saving lives in the present and many times more in the future through coordinated programs of education, research and service," Mrs. Harshman said. After a contribution is made, the AMC sends a memorial card lo the family of the person in whose memory the gift was given. Contributions will promptly acknowledge and North Mississippi County will be credited with the amount give according to Mrs. Harshman. Read Courier Newt Classified History in an attempt to achieve America's first soft landing on the moon. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Tuesday, May 30, Ihe 150th day of 1967. There are 215 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history; On Uiis date in 1431 Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. On this date: In 1539, Fernando de Soto landed in Florida. In 1672, the Russian czar, Peter the Great, was born. In 1778, French philosopher Voltaire died. In 1868, the first formal observance of Memorial Day took place. In 1942, the first 1,000-plane air attack in history was carried out against Cologne, Germany. In 1961, dictator Trujitlo was assassinated in the Dominican Republic. Ten years ago — Britain relaxed restrictions on trade with Communist China despite U. S. objections. Five years ago — Soviet Pre- HONORED - Miss Marilyn Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Lewis of Wilson, recently won the District 7-A, Lions International Peace Essay Contest. She was awarded a plaque and a $50 Savings Bond. enneui WAYS CIRST nilfll ITV ™ ALWAYS FIRST QUALITY BATH TOWEL . . . REG. 1.49 ... 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