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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 1, 1966
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Bury the Draft Myth Governor Oml Faubui, in hU Statt of the Governor message, carefully worked ov«r several hundred words, which, he explained, tend to mean he will not be a candidate again. He said everything but, "I will not be a candidate again." The fact that his definite "no" was so indefinite has led to more than a casual speculation concerning his plans. Some candidates are loath to commit themselves in the face of a possible Faubus draft. . .and Attorney General Bruce Bennett this week was talking draft like General Hershey, although with none of the success of the latter. General Bennett's draft has failed to rally many to the colors. As a matter of fact, there are those who hold the opinion that General Bennett would do well to husband his not inconsiderable forensic talents with an eye toward perpetuating his personal political career, which may not be in the best of shape as of this very moment. There certainly is no serious Faubus draft abuilding right now. And if there were, what? Governor Faubus has told the people of the state that he will not be a candidate again. In effect, anyway, he has said this. He has hedged the finality of this statement by pointing out that he will make the race if it appears no on* else among the Democratic candidates is capable of defeating Winthrop Rockefeller. Governor Faubus, like all politi- eians, must be optimistic in the face he turns toward the public. His statement that h» might make a primary race in the event that no "suitable" Democrat emerges from the pack is based on an optimism which sees the Democratic primary of this summer as belonging to Orval E. Faubus. We are not at all sure this optimism is warranted. Among many serious politicians in Arkansas, Governor Faubus has been discounted. New alliances are being formed. New agreements for support are being made. None of these include the Governor. Many of these rnclude former supporters of the Governor. In the event Governor Faubus makes the primary race, presumably he would ask these friends to forsake these earlier agreements and join him once more. Most are not likely to do this. v Politicians treasure tlieir - -word. This is not to say that they are scrupu-, lously honest and sincere as a group. It is to say that their word is important to their career. In the case of the pol- iician, his pledge is the only commodity in which he deals. When his personal pledge loses its value with it goes any possibility of building a political ca- peer —of whatever dimensions—with the help of those he will need—the politicians. Governor Faubus knows this. He is a man of his word. His political friends no longer believe him a candidate. They are busily building new political systems. The draft myth may be buried. If Orval Faubus enters this summer's Democratic primary, it will not be with the same support he has had in elections of other years. Editor 5 tlote Repotting the News (With Acknowledgments to LSD) JOURNALIST—Is.Congressman Ford (Rep. Mich.) in? SECRETARY—Yes. He will see you now. J'ET-Congressman, I understand you are asking for a full-blown investigation of Unidentified Flying Objects. FORD—That's right. The Air Force is trying to whitewash this whole thing, calling in this alleged expert who is testifying those good folks in Michigan (constituents of mine, you know) saw only marsh gas. They think THEY have an expert on gas. . . J'IST-You mean, sir. . . FORD-I mean we're going to bring in our own expert on gas, « man widely recognized on both sides of the aisle as the authority on this subject. J'IST—You don't mean. . . FORD-Yes, I mean United States Senator Everett McKinley Dlrkson. * * * JOURNALIST — Ma'am, is Senator Star Blue Barbrave in? SECRETARY—Yes. He'll see you now. J'IST-That's an attractive sweater you have on. SEC'Y-My husband bought it with the bonus money from the Bears. J'IST-Ther* you are, Senator. Is it true that you plan a full blown investigation. . . SENATOR—True. Either we have a national policy or we don't If the Department JACOBY ON BRIDGE MOHH 4Q10B4S WEST • Qtt *»7 KA8T »A7 4874JJ 4>«S + QJUC +KS43J SOOTH 0» 4JI6S VA74 • AKJt a>AI North-South vulnerable W«*t Nwtth bit Swrth 1N.T. Put I* Ptti 2* hat 1* Pat* 4* Pw PM i Pan Opwlaf 1M4-+Q. See if you can keep from looking at the East and West cards until you have read through this column. You are in Iour spades after opening with one no-trump and getting a Stayman two-club response from your partner. Yea apply the word ARCH. Analysis of the club lead telli you that you with West had opened any other suit. Review of the bidding reminds you that you are in a 10 - trick contract. A Count of your losers shows two in trumps, one in clubs and a very probable one in heart!. You ask yours*!!, "How can I make thto hand," and proceed to try tofet rid * On dub loser , hi dummy by the process of kadi* out HUM nuadi of dta- tba 9M4HOH* •***»** the ace of spades. Then he leads a club for dummy to ruff: Your first plan to make your contract has failed. What can you do to avoid a heart loser? A successful finesse won't help because you miss the ten, nine and eight and hold three hearts in your own hand. You can try to drop a singleton king. This play is certainly possible, but isn't there something better? At this point you may look at Show Beat by Dick Kleiner LONDON (NBA) The Lyric Theater in Hammersmith is one of those picturesque little London theaters - narrow and tall, with pretty white decorations on the balconies and not much room backstage. It's a lovely place for a murder. And that's exactly what is going on, as "The Deadly Affair" is being shot here. In fact, two murders — one on stage and one in the audience. The movie is a film version of John Le Carre's novel, "Call when it was the home of an actor named Nigel Playfiar, who had his heyday in the '20s. But most of the others looked on it as just another location. The extras seemed particularly blase. One of them was nonchalantly reading a book oiled , "Victorian Porcelain" while he waited. The on-stage actor got to the part where they thrust the table on Warner, playing the king. One burly man stood on the table — and it broke. "Well," said Hall, "that's what we wanted to find out." And he of Jonn at liarre s novei, v«u i «» ..—•••.- •- • • for the Dead." In it, he has a sent for a sturdier table. Simone Signoret, who was to be the victim of the second mur- murder committed in a theater while on stage a company of players go through the killing j der, asked me if I had seen her in Christopher Marlowe's "Ed- recent U. S. television show, " ' "Small Rebellion," in which she costarred with George Maharis. "I never got to see it," she said, "and I wondered what the reaction was to it. I must say, I enjoyed doing it — Maharis "Edward II." It is done as a kind of criminal counterpoint. Director Sidney Lumet, a stickler for detail, hired the Royal Shakespeare Company as his company of players. Marma «_«jinp«iij «« JMH.JIH.-M _ - _- - lowe's work is not in their rep- |is a fine actor and the director, ertoire, but they learned a few ! Stuart Rosenberg, is as good as of Defense says it was marsh gas they saw In Michigan, then it was marsh gas. J'1ST—Congressman Ford Says. . . SENATOR - With all due respect, Congressman Ford is giving great comfort to the UFO's and I think he is being used by the leaders of the New Center. . .They're the same ones who are staging those marches at Harding College and L.S.U. I call them UFOniks. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must dictate a letter to my sweater. * * * JOURNALIST-Is Senator Gail Roaringfog in? SECRETARY-Yes. He'll see you now. J'1ST—Senator, we received your poll recently and there are some questions we'd like to ask. R'FOG—Fine. J'IST—The first question on your poll statues. "Do you favor the 1964 law which pledged the U.S., when requested, to assist our friends in SE Asia in defense of their freedom and to repeal aggression?' R'FOG-Yes? J'IST—How do we tell who our friends are —if any? R'FOG-Well, son, a friend is a registered voter. J'IST—Thanks, Senator. R'FOG—And if he's a registered voter and votes for you, then he's a close, personal friend. H.A.H. the East and West hands. Now see if you can fine! the better play. Here it is: You lead dummy's queen or jack of hearts. If East ducks you let it ride and cash your ace of hearts. Then you play your last diamond and throw West in with the high trump. If East covers the heart lead, you cash your last diamond, lead a second heart to dummy and throw West in with his high trump. Either way West must lead a diamond or a club. You ruff in either hand and discard a losing BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Corruption, Unrest, Oppression Make Africa Ripe for Coups heart from the other. mm mm MAyaw yMr v pftnf •? i In some of the new nations, it's growing corruption. Sometimes it's economic decline which hits hard the families of the soldiers. Sometimes it's bruiai political repression. In others, it's growing disorder and the inability of the government to keep order. In other cases, it's regional or tibal conniving. Sometimes it's when the government threatens to cut back the army. In Dahomey, Gen. Christophe Soglo's assumption of power took place with the tacit assent of leading Dahomean politicians who, themselves unable to reach an agreement to solve government problems, were willing to let Soglo and a cabinet of technicians try their hand. In Nigeria, the military government which assumed power in January, has received pledges of support from all of By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Indications reaching here from sources in Africa suggest that conditions are ripe for military coups in several more African countries. Two good bete: Guinea and the former French Congo, sometimes called Congo - Brazzaville, next door to the old Belgian Congo. In the past year, seven of the new African nations have fallen to military overthrows. Ghana was only the latest hi the series. It's almost the only way, say some American experts, that most of these countries can change governments. Most have constitutions which provide for orderly change through elections. The constitutions are us-1 Nigeria's major political parties .pit INI ually ignored or evaded. It's usually not possible for opposition political parties or other groups to overthrow the incumbents — who control the elections, the finance and the police. * * ' w So when groups in these countries become dissatisfied with thv, government, there's only the army to turn to. What's back of these revolts? as well as from labor unions, student and civij groups and local leaders. When the army deposed Ben Bella in Algeria and arrested him for treason, analysts report, the only public reaction was one of relief (except for several Communist demonstrations.) Iir the Upper Volta, Lt. Col. Sangoule Lamizana, army chief strikers and demonstrators vigorously insisted on the removal of President Maurice Yameogo. The take-over was so friendly that President Yameogo in resigning expressed extremely warm feelings of good will toward Lamizana. * * * In Ghana, since the army coup, there's been a freeing of political prisoners, a moderate government attitude and a considerable amount of public rejoicing over the ousting of Kwame Nkrumah. As of now, U. S. government analysts see a diiference between what's happening in Africa and the early military dictatorships that marred Latin- American history. By and large, the African military coup leaders have been moderate. They've usually 1 e t the civil service run the government. They've cut down on tribalism. Where the previous governments have had strong Communist ties, they've cut these ties and moved toward the center. Most of the new governments are more friendly with the West. Most have said they intend to turn the government over to civilians. There's a tendency here to believe that most scenes for the picture. And director Peter Hall of the Royal Shakspeare Company was on hand with his leading actors, headed by the current Shakespearean sensation, 24 - year- old David Warner. Hall rehearsed painstakingly. The rest of the company — Lumet and James Mason and Simone Signoret and Maximilian Schell and a crowd of extras — were able to go across the street, to a pub called The Hop Poles, while Hall and his men did the scene over and over again. It was a grisly murder scene. Edward II, in Marlowe's version, is done in by a conspiracy led by a nasty chap named Lightborn. They toss a heavy table on top of the reclining king, then stomp on the table. Meanwhile, Lightborn takes a red hot poker and stabs the king from the bottom up. "If somebody wrote that today," Mason said, "the British censor would never pass it. But, because it is a classic, we can do it." Mason was in awe of the Lyric Theater. He remembers 75 —In Ago fiiythcrifff Mrs. Clair Miller and son Buddy have returned from Gurdon, Camden and Arkadelphia where they have been visiting relatives for the past several days. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Halsell and daughter Dianne spent the weekend in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Brad Daniel jhave returned from Shreveport where they spent the weekend. Jim Roleson and Mrs. Dick J. Whit* were first place winners in Saturday's duplicate bridge game at the Hotel Noble. of staff, took over the govern-1 mean what they say — as of ment only after labor union Sunday School Lesson- By RALPH W. LOF.W. D.D. Some years ago there lived in Buffalo, N. Y., a man who was to become a remembered leader in the Christian tradition. A common cause knit together .the concern of Charles Brent, bishop of western New York, and Nathan Soderblom, the Swedish archbishop. The Episcopalian and the Lutheran had a common yearning, which is now significantly contemporary. In 1914, with World War I just breaking out, Soderblom issued a call to the leaders of the world churches to join in a search for peace. He was a forerunner in a search for Christian unity as well as for world peace. One would think that It would have been a popular call, but he knew the cost of the struggle. Ecumenism could not come without renewal; peace demanded conversion. He had to stand alone with his convictions. Brent heard the call and spoke out and also knew the same criticism. He wrote: "It is a (reat education to stand alone with your convictions. It to the beginning of true freedom. Someone has Mid that you cannot know truth or appreciate bnuty until it stands forth in its eternal majesty as your only friend. The unity peace that is the reward of your response to God's call is inv mediately rewarded." Only a man who has the,courage to stand alone can know the quality of that immediate reward. All of this is important as we approach the climax of the len- ten season. It's easier to praise men who stood alone than to know their loneliness. We took to our religious faith to give us serenity, comfort and consolation and this is the quality of a maturing faith. Yet there is also the disturbing urgency of knowing this living word of God. Such faith not only gives peace'of mind but stirs consciences. Such faith not only puts us on our knees in prayer but sends us in the avenues of action. Such faith not only folds our hands over our prayer • books and hymnals but sets' us to new and demanding tasks. Such faith c o u s o I e i and haunts! • When the cheering stops, the mm who stands for a great fsith knows what it ii e bt really free. One thing is certain; these men of loneliness knew how to cirry on a dialogue with a living God. The Hebrew prophets debated with God. Jesus could stand alone in a wilderness or in the midst of a crowd with that real presence of God shining through. Most of us have never known what it is to stand alone and yet more .and more that happens in our country. It is a time to recall those who had a dialogue with a living God and could therefore stand alone, knowing the beginning of true freedom. General sales and gross receipts taxes paid to states during IMS amounted to U.7 billion, continuing as the top source of Income for state government. One out of 300 persons in thil country speaks Russian, white cm out of 23 Russian* speaks English. Three -fifths of Peru is covered by little-known jungle. Blytlwvlllt <AHU Courier Nttn Pag* 4 Friday, April 1, UN any director I've ever worked with." Maximilian Schell was busily taking pictures of the Shakespearean troupe. This interest,.in photography was somi brand new — someone had him a camera and he was kid with a new toy'." ' : ..' ,:; Hall said he was ready, director Sidney Lumet. t (.. _,_ over. He was wearing a striped sweater and biting his nails.. "Let's run it once, Ibves.'^bi said. • :•:'£, They rehearsed the sctvr>« through once more. Everybody seemed satisfied and the table didn't break. Finally, the cameras rolled and the scene was shot, without a hitch. "That's it, baby," said Lumet. "It's a print." 1 thought ! heard a sign from Nigel Playfair. THE BI.VTHEVH.M COURIER NEWS ME COURIER NEWS CO. R. IV. RAINES, PUBLISHER HARRY A. HAINES Aulstant Publisher-Edit*! PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manafer Sole MtloBiI Adrettliiju Representative Wallace Winner Co. New Vork, "'ilcago, Detroit. Atlanta. Memplua Second-class poitaie pal* at BlytheTllle, Ark. Member of the Auoclated Prn> SUBSCRIPTION RATES By curler In the city ol Blythe- Tllle or any itiburbaa towB when carrier service li maintained Uc pel week. S1.50 per month. By mat! within a radiui of M miles. 18.00 per year $5.00 for III months, $3.04 for three months, by mall, outilde 50 milt radiui III.M per year payable IB advance. 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