Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on March 24, 1968 · Page 24
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 24

Brownwood, Texas
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Sunday, March 24, 1968
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§ft6WNV/60& BULLETIN Sunday, March 54, 1968 ] Designer Dabbles In Past, Present stars." The miracle Thea—now well By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer . -,— "--,--,. ... , ._ , in her 30s—had been waiting for HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Thea j slarted when shc was fired f rom Vatt ftunkle's studio is littered I hef job A divorcee with two with 1948 fashion magazines. On tecn . age children. Thea had the wall a 1930s-slyle Faye Dun-; Ix!0n wor kj ng as an advertising away glares out of a "Bonnie! j|| uslralor f or a department and Clyde" poster. •; s(orc lo supp ort her family. Thea, the chic designer whose j "They didn't like my draw"Bonnie and Clyde" fashions; j n g s . Everyone said they were became "the look" of the year!( 00 far out and the head of (he and won her an Academy! department, would re-draw all of Award nomination, is preoccu-j tny designs. One day 1 was sit- pled with the past. j ting at my drawing board doing But she also digs the present, j a real Walter Mitly. thinking: alternating her mini and midi; "Tm going to quit and be a cos- skirts with abandon. ! tume designer.' "The wonderful thing about! "Then the art director walked the 1960s." savs Then, "is that! in and fired me. I d never been people suddenly realize you \ fired before. I jumped up and don't have to be Rita' llayworth was free! to be a groovv woman. ! , The next day designer Doro..... ' , . .n.inrt Ihv Jeakms called and asked "It s an era when anything ^ (o bm)mc hpr skc(ch a ,. goes. If you're fat and bosomy, j>eoplc say you have a maternal quality. If you're skinny and flat-chested then list for the film "Hawaii." "After that picture Dorothy called and said she'd quaiy. youre s d , rf flal-chested then ^nyy™; a.sked to do costumes for a little look sensitive. A woman c.m be, d „ didn , t havo wants to l,c anything shc wants lo be! And Theadora Van Runkle, tall, lithe and red-haired with cat-green eyes and definite opin-j hc t|mCj W()u|d T do u , pic | ure was 'Bonnie Th . ]t and From the s(art iThca kncw Life-Saving War Also Rages - rom e sar ica c ions, is obviously the woman she was going lo drop a bomb shp wants to be. When Thea en-l on lhe f as i,j on industry. she wants to be. When Thea en- lers a room, heads turn. Rocketed to national prominence in little more than a year —after years of mouldering away as an advertising illustrator—Thea says the sudden success is no surprise. "1 kncw for all of my professional life I'd be doing this. But I did nothing to get there. I knew it would just happen by a miracle. It was written in the Arf Exhibit Winners Lisfed A still-life of fruit won .first prize at the art exhibit held by the Brush and Palette Club last Saturday and Sunday. The oil painting was by Mrs, Henry Colyer of Brownwood. Both second and third place prizes went to Mrs. Charles Bell. The 60 paintings submitted by members of the club were on display at the Gaitha Browning studio at 1210 Austin Avenue. "The timing was right. Women were ready for this look. I knew it." She adds with irony—but not bitterness—"I got paid $3,000 for doing 'Bonnie and Clyde' and you might say I launched a $20 million industry." LOOKING TO THE NEXT HUNDRED—Mrs. Emma Gregory has passed her first 100 years and celebrated her 101st birthday. Still partially active, she takes daily walks through the nursing home halls and "eats all they give her." Her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Lawson, attributes her long life to a quiet Christian life she has led through the years. She was born March 17, 1867, and grew up in Arkansas. She resides at Wilks Nursing Home. (Bulletin Staff Photo) DO-IT-YOURSELF Power Drill All-Purpose Tool By JOHN WHfcfctfeft Associated Press Wfifef WITH THE MARINES IN VIETNAM (API — Between shell explosions, the pounding of GI jungle boots could be heard clearly on the boardwalk outside the battered sandbag bunker. A corpsman whipped aside the blanket over the doorway. "Doc , doc. There's more wounded coming in. Lots more." Sitting around a makeshift table in blood-stained fatigues and flak vests, the four doctors looked up from their C-ration lunch, squared the steel helmets and raced through the door. They appeared oblivious to nearby exploding mortar shells. It was a 60-yard dash to the underground bunker of Charlie Med. And if the sprint wasn't up to cinder track standards, it wasn't far off. At the door of the bunker near the center of a heavily shelled area held by the Marines, the doctors had to stop and then merge with the stream of stretchers and walking wounded flowing into the underground room. Once below, they quickly plunged into the second battle of the war in Vietnam, the battle to save lives. Charlie Med is C Company, 3rd Marine Medical Battalion. More than 1,000 men destined to be evacuated to rear area hospitals have flowed through Charlie Med's rustic facilities in six weeks. Inside the bunker, broken and ripped Marine bodies filled the room. The most critical were on stretchers atop metal saw horses. Corpsmen moved across the floor like broken-field run- jwhen something was needed to j the raised stretcher area. The i room was too cramped to go I around the stretchers. ' "Get I-V (intravenous fluid) going on that man irhmediate- ' ly," said Dr. (Lt.) James 6. Finnegan, 29, of Philadelphia, Pa. "He'll need blood as soon as ' possible. "No morphine for this man. Not with that wound," said Dr. ; (Lt.) Edward M. Feldfnan, 27, of Fores Hills, N.Y.. noting that morphine lowers the blood pressure. ners. Some dropped to the floor and scrambled on hands and knees The faces of many of the | wounded registered the shock that at last it was their turn to catch the steel fragments. A Marine aircraft control operator with part of his jaw blasted away by a shell fragment looked up from his stretcher and said: "I'm so scared, sir. Is it all right if I cry?" Dr. (Lt.) Don Magillian, 28, of Brooklyn, N.Y., looked at the | badly wounded man and said: j "I don't have any medicine to j stop it. Go right ahead." ' At another litter, Dr. (Lt.) Jo- I scph W. Wolfe, 26, of Rutledge, jTcnn., pushed a plastic breathing tube down the throat of a man in danger of drowning in his own blood. Wolfe snapped at a corpsman lo start up the suction machine which would clear the man's mouth of blood. The corpsman was already ahead of the order, scooting across the dusty floor for the machine and its electric plug. "More coming in," called a medic through the doorway. "Take them over to the tent," Finnegan said with reluctance. The tent was surrounded by sandbags but had no protective overhead cover. It was considered extremely dangerous for patients and doctors alike. RE-ELECT JOE DIBRELL YOUR DISTRICT JUDGE A WORKING JUDCE PAID POL. ADV. By MR. FIX The '/4-inch electric drill is probably the first power tool the home handyman will buy. 11 is easily the one most popular power tool around. It isn't just the ability to drill a few holes that accounts for that popularity. With the multitude of inexpensive attachments and accessories available for the Vi-inch drill the tool becomes more versatile, more useful. If you like you can almost turn it into the power unit for a small home work shop. The basic idea is that the drill provides the power for a number of other tools instead of having each one powered separately. One inexpensive attachment which will get great use is one for polishing. All you need is a rubber disk which is fitted with a metal shaft that fits into the drill's chuck. A lamb's wool bonnet is fitted over the disk and tied in place. One you've applied wax to your car, for example, you can use the polishing attachment to finish the job instead of rubbing by hand. Polishing attachments are available with a long handle which will permit you to polish a floor without stooping. Next is the sanding attachment. Simplest is the same rubber disk again to which are attached sanding disks which are available in a variety of grits. This type is useful for removing paint or rust. As with all sanding, start with coarse grit and use successively finer paper. One trouble with this sort of sanding is that it leaves swirling marks. More closely resembling hand sanding is the vibrating sanding attachment. ..Simple and inexpensive is a paint stirring attachment. When you use it, remember lo pour off some of the paint first if the can is full and insert the mixer all the way to the bottom of the can. Turn off the power before removing the mixer from the can. Screw driving attachments take screwdriver bits, make a hard job faster and easier. However, if you are buying a new drill investigate the new vairable speed models and those that can be reversed. With these it isn't necessary to have an attachment to cut down on power since the drill does it for you. There are circular saw attachments that will turn your drill into a small power saw. These come complete with blade guards and adjustments for angle and depth of cut. There also is a saber saw attachment which turns the unit into a portable jig saw. A grinding wheel attachment makes the drill an electric sharpener for knives and other tools. But before you use one, get yourself a bench-mounting attachment for your electric drill. This holds the drill in a stationary position on your work bench, leaves your hands free to hold the work. Keep the drill in the stand when using a flexible shaft. With drill bits or other acces- WOMEN'S MUSSING ROOM The power drill does more than make holes. series fitted into the end of the shaft you can manipulate them with greater control. A right angle drive is just what it seems to be. The unit consists of a housing containing a set of gears so that you can drill and sand at an angle, great for tight spots. But there is another advantage. It will change the speed of the drill either doubling it or cutting it in half. At a slower speed the drill is more powerful and you can drill large holes in hard materials. quickly as they could be patched up. the Marines were placed in stretchers four high by ropes and Wdoden pegs on the wall. •«. "Lightning Flash, Lightning Flash. This is Marmalade," a radio operator called to the hell| coptef control room. "We've got fouf alphas (critically wounded), five bravos (seriously wounded) and seven charlies (less seriously wounded but in need of fear area treatment and surgery)." "All right, Marmalade," the call came back. "Get 'em! ready. We'll have a chopper there in zero five (five minutes)." "All right, move, move, move," shouted Finnegan, head of the medical team. "Finish them up. We can get them out now." Sometimes there are delays of up to many hours because of bad weather and the shortage of helicopters. Finnegan didn't want to miss any chances. A series of Communist artillery rounds hit close to the medical bunker. One shell knocked out Charlie Med's lights. Several rocked the building. A nearby ammunition cache exploded, blasting open the rear door and knocking down an improvised operating table. Marines are noted for their imaginative swearing. But such words God and Jesus are not taken in vain at Charlie Med. They are a call, a prayer, a plea. The wounded in the bunker knew that one of the most dangerous times for them still lay ahead, even if the bunker escaped a big rocket or artillery shell. To get aboard the helicopter they would have to be carried in the open and the choppers are called "mortar magnets" because of the shell fire they draw. Charlie Med's bunker is the equivalent of a hospital's emergency ward. "But it's like working in a city where a jet airliner crashes into a bus day after day after day. We have to sort out the pieces," Wolfe said. Sorting is one of Charlie Med's major chores, deciding how badly a man is hurt. If he is critical he gets priority treatment and evacuation while the others wait. The medical unit's main job is to stabilize the wounded, get them ready and strong enough for evacuation to rear area hospitals where surgeons and doctors can make permanent patches. Charlie Med is just a way station. Thanks to helicopters, U.S. troops in Vietnam enjoy a far better chance of surviving than men hit in any previous war. "Strangely enough, when the weather is good and choppers are available, they get to the operating room as fast or faster than if they were coming out ol a stateside emergency room," Wolfe said. "If we get them} alive, and they don't have a serious head or heart wound, we can usually save them," Finnegan said. Civilian doctors used to shinf chrome and spotless white suf^ foundings might be startled it they were suddenly thrust into life inside Charlie Med's bunk- Even underground, all the men wear flak vests and helmets against the chance that & shell may penetrate the bunkef and explode. Most of the doctofs and medics wear pistols while they work. Their clothes are filthy and splotched with dried blood. Finnegan's ripped fatigue panls were held together with surgical tape turned black and gray by dirt. No attempt is made to scrub the floor or stretchers. Many of the latter had large reddish brown circles of dried blood on them. Some of Charlie Med's men don't shave for days at a time because of the shortage of water. Instruments and some medi* cities are stored in empty howitzer shell cases. Resting between shellings and casualties, Finnegan said: "At this stage the dirt isn't all that important. The medics that bandaged the wound originally often covered muddy and dirt- caked wounds. We clean them oul a little bit while we stabilize them, but the real cleaning like the real surgery is done at the rear. Our biggest job is to get them to the rear alive." A muscular Marine with part of one leg gone and the foot of his other badly mangled talked quietly from his stretcher. "Yeah, I'm an athlete, doc. Had a wrestling scholarship to Maryland." The scholarship will never b« exercised. While raising the stump to bandage it, one corpsman tried to shield the sight from the wounded man. "Aw, I've already seen my leg, so don't worry about thai. I <now it's gone." By now the crunch is on again at Charlie Med. There is scant room to move. "Doc d,oc. There's more coming on the helicopters. Lots more," comes the call from the daorway. VOTE FOR EVERETT J. (EBB) GRINDSTAFF Proven and Qualified Leadership for STATE REPRESENTATIVE Paid pel. adv. PLUS . . , S&H GREEN STAMPS BONELESS READY TO EAT IN JRB DELICATESSEN AT BOTH STORES From Our Own COUNTRY KITCHEN BAKERY ROLLS PECAN and FRUIT 6 COUNT PKG. PLUS S&H GREEN STAMPS K&i FRUIT 8' POUND PIES CO EACH Vll ; JRB DELICATESSSEN : BARBECUED FRYERS DiUCJOUS READY TO iAT CHOPPED Bcsr-B-Q POTATO Salad Pint QELATIN ANGEL FOOD Cake no* 29c PARKER HOUSE Rolls, 31c Rum Coke *,«, §* 49c Cream Pies §;„ 59c PRICES GOOD MONDAY Thry SATURDAY LOAF ^ 1^ Yellow and Vll KG Chocolate Fried Pies TWO for. Salad . Pint HAM Salad • Pint PRICES GOOP MON. THRU SAT, SUPER MARKETS

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