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Friday, March 23, 1973 The Woodville Republican, Woodville, Missjsdppi Page 21 LISTEN " ""by-Dr'Ge,,S'oBenos%' I DRUGS--ULTIMATE RED WEAPON The most comprehensive and thorough inves'bigation of the international traffic in n, ar- years poses a grave internal eeurity problem and has ramifications reaching into the centers of aggressive Com- munism. The question of whether the Communist sub- Sen. James. - O Eastland, Chair,man of the'Subcommittee, explains how General Walt was selected to head up the task force : "General Walt was selected for the assignment n, ot only because he is one of our most outstanding officers and most distinguished citizens but also more importantly, b.ecause his per.sona] experience and his intcrest.s preeminently qualify him tor the assignment Uniquely Qualified began a contact between General Walt and the Senate Subcommittee. W h e n Vhe Subcommittee a s k e d General Walt to head up the in- v, estigation which it had been comtemplating, General Walt replied with an enthusiastic. 'Yes!' " The Problem is Global This background serves to place wmg'ht on the Walt Report's findings. Here is one finding: "The evidence is clear eoties and dangerous drugs has just been completed under the Jurisdiction of the Un.'ited States Senate Subcommittee on In- ternal Security. The in- vestigation was conducted by a Subeommitt,ee Special Task Force which spent time in 15 nations involved, in one way or another, in tte international dru,g traffic. Head of he Special Task Force was four-star Marine Genoral Lewis W. Walt, who recently retired, after h.avlng commanded Marine and Naval Forces in Vietnam. General Walt is a friend of mine and I have his 105 page repor .m the Senate Subcommittee. version apparatuses ave using "As allied com,mander in the that Communists in various drugs as a weapon ,in sub- northern corps area in South parts of the world have been versiv,e ac tivi ti e s within Vietnam during 1967 and 1968. inv, olved in the drug raffic in a America Vietnam war has been raised--- but until now has had no official definitive answer. Gen- eral Walt now gives a carefully documented answer to the question: "Is There A Com- 'munizt Involvement?" Reds Involved as well as in the General Walt saw the be- His report shows there is mounting clear evidence that there is Communist in- volvement and no convincing facts to the co,nVrax. He recommends, f.urt'her and more It is. significant that the U. S. far-reaching investigation and gmnin..i:s of the marijuana epidemic; and as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1968 to 1971 he closely followed the develop- merit of the hexotn epidemic which hit our Armed Forces in Vietnam immediately after our Camb,odian incursion i,n 1970. "When General Walt retired from the Marine Corps a year and a half ago, he became he director of the U. S. Marine Youth Foundation. In this capacity he traveed around the country meeting with thousands variety of situations in which they felt it would serve their interests. In fact, I find i.t im- possi,ble to understand hew our media can ignore the clear evidence of Comm,unist in- volvement while exaggerating out of all proportion the charge that corruption among our Southeast Asia allies is the primary cause of the drug epidemic in our country " General Walt and his Task Force visited Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, .Ior Kong, South Vietnam, Thailand. LAGS, Hawaii, O k i n a w a, India. Senate Internal S e e u r i t y widespread exposure of the of students at college and high S.ubcom,mittee ,made this world- facts. General Walt's report 'school levels. As a result of this Wide investigation, for only a and his two sessions of exposure, General Walt b}ecame very few Ame,rican leaders and testimony at Subcommittee aware of the terrible i,nroads tiardly any of the news media hearings are extremely im- that the drug epidemic was ,have .publicly recognized that pertant to the security of the making among the youth of our the almost epidemic spread of United States. They ,got only country. He decided to study the Marijuana and Heroin use in scant reportage in Vhe news problem and to do something America Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, ,France, Germany, and Mexico. He says, after his in- tensive investigations; that the spread of illicit drugs and their epidemic use is a global problem. "The war against it." he told Congress, "has to be James Dick Musical during the last fev media. In mid-'July the Woodville about it. At this point there foug, ht on a global battlefield." Civic Club and Rosemon Plan- Our Welcome Mat Is Out Jackson's newest and most complete motor hofel Complete convention facilities foi 10 to 600 Casual breakfast to late night supper for your dining pleasure Entertainment and dancing nightly King-size pool and separate kiddie pool Free local calls from your room 233 beautiful guestrooms and 'luxurious VIP suites Only minutes from anywhere in JackSon Festival Set Here For Mid-July able for appearances ,at schools .and clubs with no additional charge--simply because he wants to and feels the need to inspire a love of music in others. That's the type per, son he is. Now about his musical talents: The Palm Beach Daily News observed that "his playing is powerful, sensitive =ot senti- mental, electrifying not flam- boyant." His appearance is very court, and he puts great emo- tionalism ,and deep feeling into his keyboaxd communication. James ,Dick was not a prodigy, but began his mu:sic studies .t age six and had great encour- agement from both of his m- slcally inclined parents. The young Dick's musical career pro- gressed steadily until just before his twenty-fifth birthday, when he was top vinner in three of the most prestigious interna- tional competitionsall wlhirt an eight-month pe,vt0d. These triumph were .at .the Busoni in B01zano, Italy; the Leventritt in New York City; and the Tchaikowsky in Moscow. In the past four seasons, Mr. Dick has performed more than th;ee hundred concerts and is acclaimed now .as a "favorite of musically sophi,sticaated audi- ences from Moscow to Canada and ,throughout the U. Lrt 1968 he was elected honarary asso- ration will be hosts to the first elate of the Royal Academy in concer series to be held an- London by its Board of Di- nually in Woodville. James Dick, rectors. This is an honor ac- the brilliant pianist, will make Woodville his Mississippi home for the James Di,ek Festival Institute to benefit students, artists and audiences alike. I,t is a forum .and an educational program for the participating students. Following the 1973 Festlwal Institute at Round Top, Texas, 5une 7 to July 7. Mr. Dick will come to Woodville with a group of the students and both Mr. Dick and the students will give a concert. They will be housed in Woodville and be given a reception at Rosemont Planta- tion. :In 1974 the Festival Orchestra will be in Woodville far an ex- panded prog,ram a's it is hoped the festival will grow each year, Mr. Dick is not only an ex- tremely .well received musician, but he is also a h.ard worker and is dedicated to communi- corded ,to few Amerteas. So the eritic.s praise him. What do young people think of ,ames Dick? Well. after one performance, a studeng said: "Hey, wasn'.t that reat! There was a real beat in that Bach thing. I never knew that old school piano could sound so great." After his appearance here in Woodville iYr. Dick will serve a a member of the distinqutsheci jury for tle fourth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Woxth. On October 1 and 2 Mr. Dick will open the 1973-74 Jaeksort Symphony Orchestra subscrip- tion series at the Jaclson Mu- nicipal Auditorium. Deeply interested in historic preservation, Mr. Dick expressed sincere interest in having his- toric Woodville as ,he locale for eating and relating to his audi- his festival institute. Both Mr. enees on a personal basis and Dick and Mr. Percival Beaeroft, not just from the stage. Dick the owner of Rosemont, are feels that performing artists must dixeet their ,ttemtion to what they can con,tribute to each community, rather than what they are able to take from it, In this vein he once said that "you cannot be a complete per- son and know only music." Mr. Dick pracmes this .theory ob- viou.sly with great success, be- cause in 1970 he was chasen one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men Of America. On his con cemt tours, he makes himself avail- members of the Board of Trus- ,ees of the Texas Pioneer Arts Foundation, the successful re- tration effort a,t Round Top, Texas, of Mrs. Charles L. Bybee and her late husband. Mr. B,y- bee. The James Dick Found,tion for the Performing Arts is head- quartexed in A.ustin, Texas. Mr. Ernesto Caldeira of losemont wilt coordinate the Festival Iln- stitute and the concert which will be free to members and friends in the community. VIRGINIA LYNN'S Invites You To Come In and Browse Around. See Their Lines for Easter and Mother's Day. Gateway to Downtown Jackson: The Coliseum Ramada Inn is conveniently located on 1-55 North next to the Mississippi Coliseum, Turn off 1-55 at the High Street exit. Go one block to Greymont Street. Turn left on Greymont and go 1Vs blocks to Coliseum Ramada Inn. Only 15 minutes to Jackson Municipal Airport and 8 minutes to Mississippi Memorial Stadium, The Coliseum Ramada Inn puts you right in the middle of things. Telephone (601) 969-2141 Robert N. Stockett, Jr., President: Tuesday, March 27 10 a.m. to 5 p.m: Have Your Child's Picture Made , 00x,0co,o, $1.99 for only tax incl. "The Store Where Everything Is PICTURE PERFECT" I i