The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1966 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 2, 1966
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The Desire to Serve One of Blytheville's delegates to that meeting of civic officials in Washington, D.C., was overheard taking •b6ut the type of man he met from •snont the mayor* and council members of lueh points at Rochester, N.Y., and Oakland, Calif., and Memphis, Ttnn. "Ai a group," he was summarizing, "They're e*»y to know. Some of them, In their own right, are important people with important jobs. However, jtou cton't get any hint of that in talk- teg to them." la there, then, anything which sets apart the civic leaders of these metropolitan areas? "They're intelligent, hard-working and have a desire to serve people." This ii true of most office-holders. The game of politics, the carping orltici (including those such as editors whose unhappy job it is to publicly and open, ly offer criticism) and the other tedium of holding a public office simply would far outweigh the rewards, were it not for the psychic income derived from service to one's fellow man. This is aa true of presidents as of mayors. It ia true in many levels of government—including such children of the states aa the public school system where the dedicated professional is fully willing to deal with the unpleasant realities in the interest of the priceless promise. More often than not there is more to the political man than self-aggrandizement. The fruits of public office must be bitter indeed to those who do not accept them in the spirit of service. Who's Underestimating? "Never underestimate the power of a woman" a tried and proven advertising slogan for a large magazine devoted to women once put it. Believe us we never have underestimated the power of a woman. Each woman in our eyes has the power of seven men, a compact car and 73 pounds of Ajax. Two women cornered a Blytheville | editor recently. Their complaint: the big leagues in microcosm. "What kind of system is it," one mother asked, "when a little boy begins a sport in the third grade, continued until the seventh and then quits and ia called a quitter?" This in reference to on* of the elementary school type athletic programs. "And how about those baseball teams when a kid can't go on a family vacation? I knew of one team where if a boy missed a game he went on the bench," another mother complained. The little league type athletic activities, for whatever their shortcomings, still comprise the largest, best and only physical education program available to boys below the eighth grade here. You don't toss the whole apple to the hogs because of a small worm hole, you know. When and if schools (if they are the proper institution to offer physical education) are able to finance art elementary and secondary physical education program, then the matter of the little fella super-star syndrome may be properly studied and remedial action may be taken, if warranted. F6r the nonce, we had best take the good and work to overcome the evil in these efforts. They touch only a small percentage of students, but it'a all we have, i«eeeeee»eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeii Show Beat by Dick Kltintr Speaking Up Of Even In Amsterdam! The wedding of Princess Beatrix to Claus von Amsberg has understandably caused perturbation in the Netherlands. The scars of the war that Nazi Germany forced on the Dutch, •nd even more those of the terrible wrongs committed (especially against Jews) during the occupation of the Netherlands, are still fresh; to have one who served in the German army as husband fo their Queen-to-be is to place a strain on the strong ties of loyalty that bind the Netherlands to the House of Orange. * * * It is true, of course, that Princess Beatrix's father, Prince Bernhard, was also German, and proved himself during the war as sturdy a Dutch patriot as William the Silent could have asked for, but some expressions of disapproval against the marriage were to be expected. What Americans might not have anticipated was that the bearded youths who battled the Amsterdam police looked so much like those who periodically clutter up the campus at Berkeley or parade the sidewalks of New York with provocative posters. Somehow, one did not expect to find beatniks shouting in Dutch. But evidently the New Left, with its passion for beards, causes and violence, is the same in Old Amsterdam as in the New. Like the Spanish influenza of 1918, it is sweeping the world.—New York Herald-Tribune. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NOETH S 4A10S86 V842 OQJ 4533 VAST (Hot Shown) (Not Shown) SOUTH (D) VAKQJ • AU. 4QJ1088 Mtber vulnerable IvM North Eat* South 1* AM 14 FU> 3N.T. Optntoltoad—47. One of the bad features about most bridge problems is that (he situation just never seems to •rise in actual play. Hence it is refreshing to be able to present • problem where the final contract is reached after reasonable bidding. It is taken from victor Mollo's new book, "The Bridge Menagerie" which so far is unavailable in this country. According to Victor, when the hud was played at the "Griffins' Club" the contract was three no - trump and West opened a low spade. It is unnoetasao to point out fl*t a diamond lead would •knest surely have beaten the centred At the table "The ~~~ i Hog" (a most obnox- t) spread Ms hand 6r and announced, "I wCl make tms afsmst any dis- is* « jm em figure out his .- KsaMniber yon must be te HMIS your contract against any combination of adverse cards. The play is simple as problem plays go. You must win the first spade with the king, lead your spade jack and overtake with dummy's ace. Then you play out dummy's ten of spades and discard your ace of diamonds. This gives the defense a choice of losing plays. They can attack diamonds whereupon you will get into dummy with the second diamond lead and cash the other two spades and your own four good hearts. You will neve- make a club trick but four spades, plus four hearts plus one diamond makes a total of nine. Or they can refuse to play diamonds at all. In this case you go about the business of setting up your club suit and wind up with the same nine tricks. This time they consist of two spades, four hearts and three clubs. Batesville Guard There is nothing wrong, essentially, with basketball as a competitive sport. No high school should be without it, provided it is kept in proper perspective. But contrary to a belief seemingly prevalent in many rural sections of Arkansas, basketball really isn't the primary reason for having school. When you get down to the meat of the issue, basketball may well be the leading deterrent to school consolidation. In the rural areas, community life centers on the school where basketball holds the spotlight during much of a school term. Thus it is understandable that the residents of a school district are reluctant to even consider consolidation. Nonetheless the problem of "hore and buggy schools" in the jet age remain* a thorn In Arkansas' side — and the politicians are afraid to do anything about it. The only reason for consolidation is to pool the resources of two or more districts in an effort to improve educational facilities and offerings — to stay abreast of the times, to better prepare the children in rural areas to meet the challenges of a highly - competitive, fast- changing world. We have entirely too many low ' quality schools in rural Arkansas — schools that are financially able to offer only a bare minimum of courses — schools that cannot properly prepare their students for college. Now that the forced consolidation proposal has been nipped in the bud, we can console ourselves with the thought that many fine college cige players come from small rural schools which major in basketball. Osccolo Times The big trouble with this "One. Party • One - Candidate" politics is that We, the People cannot exert influence over, or put pressure on, our officials. For instance, if Judge "Snug" Banks bad a strong opponent this year we believe we could get both of them to promise to put in an elevator at the Court- bouse. Such an elevator if badly needed, net only for Judge Prewitt and our other elders, but also for such dtlsens as this editor who almost hat a heart attack every time hi hat to climb all feat stain. Judge Banks says heU premise an elevator right now if someone wfll show him where It.gel. the nQMy. R< points out that ndtntten of the Courthouse dome, and the promised water system for the Vocational School at Burdette, will really strain the county budget this year. He is right. While there should be no "pore - mouthing" in Mississippi County, one of the richest counties In the world, still county funds are limited under archaic tax limitations. If we tax - payers, living in a modern age, want improved and expanded public facilities and services then we should get together and provide more tax monies. We can have everything we want in Osceola and Mississippi County if we are willing to pay reasonable taxes. Other cities and counties do ». But we only talk about what we'd like to have. A new City Hall, a Community Center, a better High School, a lake....we just tlk about these things and turn our prayers daily towards Santa Claus In Washington. Damoc rat-Argus Five juveniles were arrested by police for hacking water lines in the old Brown Shoe Building. Vandalism has been the rule there since the building has been empty. The City Council has gone so far as to order the doors bolted and barred. To nd effect. We believe it is time for law and order to replace love, kisses and a small slap on the wrist. We are for understanding, sympathy and a helping hand to those who need and appreciate them. But to the deliberate young lawbreakers and .vandals now roaming almost at will through Caruthenvina and the nation, we believe it is time to take the book and htt them a complete lick oa the seat of the pants. North Littl* Rock Times Reactions to Governor Faubus' anounced retirment from the State Capitol were varied and interesting. Of course, almost everyone, remembering that he had quit before only to change Ms mM at the last minute, wondered if he really meant it. And everybody, whether ht will be man enough to admit it, will miss him. When be goes eut of office, it will be sort of like biting your wife suddenly threw away an old pair of slacks pa had become wed is. DM you tvtr have a pair s that? Ktybe the beta half •! MOM Alrmf fatigues, a pair el denmw,,tr some wool paints that had long ago be- comed separated from their jacket? Oh, sure, now they were out of style, but once they were the most popular to be found. Hecently, they had pickd s;> some stains — not many but a few that would be hard to remove. And they didn't really fit too well since you had put on so much weight recently. You had worn them so often that everybody in the house was tired of looking at them, although even the wife admitted that she liked them better than many of the new styles and that, with one or two obvious flaws, they may have been the best pair you ever had. The peanut, which is grown in South America, India, China, French West Africa and the United States, is used mainly for its edible oil everywhere except in the United States where it is produced mainly for grinding into peanut butter. Half of the harvested crop is used for this purpose. Only 10 per cent of the crop U crushed for oil. In the southern part of the United States the peanut is used extensively as feed for livestock. HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Tatting to Bill Deri* these Batdaya leads you mto many strange areas; you may dad yourtslf talking about Midnight Green and Bstboats sad Fingers and Batduit. Dorter's flrtsuway Produe- ttons manufactures Batman. Neit fall, they will also have the Green Hornet on ABC. And Doriw wants It clearly understood that The Green Hornet is a very different type of program. "It will be played straight," he says. "No musical comedy vilttans. The Crimea and the vlllians are conventional, not laughable." The Green Hornet's working outfit, for example, will not be outlandish, as Batman's. Dozier has created a color -Midnight Green - for the simple overcoat and hat The Green Hornet wears. He'll put on his simple mask only when absolutely necessary. He'll have a special car — the Black Beauty — but this Will look like any other car from the outside. It will have gadgets, but they won't show. At the moment, there doesn't appear to be any outright copy of Batman on the schedule next season. Dozier has the rights to Wonder Woman, but he's thinking in terms of the 1967-68 season, if then. As for Batman himself, next season they will add a Batbogt to the arsenal. This will make its debut in the feature film which they hope to have read for July release. Dozier says that dozens of the b«st actors have asked to play villains on the show. Among them: Maurice Evans, Raymond Massey, Tallulah Bankhead, Bette Davis, Robert Morley. And even Liberace, who has an idea for the character he'd like to play — a mad pianist named Fingers. Dozier gets a kick out of the show. He still supervises the script writing, going over the stories and adding what he calls "Batdust" - the little touches that make It what it is. Add the name of C a m 111 a Sparv to the list of exotic Swedish imports. She's an exquisite beauty, but there's more to her than that. She's obviously a girl who enjoys life — she's sort of a glamorous pixie. She's now shooting "Eli 15 Yaws —In Blythtvilh Dr. Carl Reng, former Iowa farm boy and school administrator, today was appointed president of Arkansas State College at Jonesboro. Playing no f a v o r 11 e i, the weatherman blessed Blytheville with ten days of rain In March just as he did in the same month of last year. For March, 3.38 inches of rain were recorded. Mayor Doyle Henderson today annotated that Miss Barbara Monoghan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Monoghan, will be the Lady of the Realm, repre senting Blytheville in the 1951 Cotton Carnival in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Chamblin and sons left Saturday for Meridian, Miss., to make their home. Koteh," with James Cpbun. This is her second film although, to toe first, "The Trouble with Angels," she had onlyJo IP lints. But her part ta "Ett Ketch" Is a big one. She had her first kissing scene, with Cobura as the lips of the second part. "He was very nice," Camilla says. "But I would hate to da that with someone I didn't like." There was also a scene in bed, but only their ban feet showed. Her cold feet wen supposed to snuggle up to his warm fsMt "We had to be in bed for the scene," she says. "And wearing pajamas. I was so embarrassed." Camilla was one of Europe's top models, then moved to New York. She was spotted on the cover of a magazine and that was the start of her career. She moved here in January with her husband, Robert Evans, the exactor - turned • clothing - manufacturer - turned producer. "I'm glad I'm married and settled down," she says. "I hated dating — it was very boring. On the first date, you always had to tell all about yourself. I got so tired of it I began making up lies about myself." MIAMI, Fla, (AP) - Props- ;anda broadcasts by the Fidel Castro government now an aimed daily at Chile, Havana radio says. BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Representatives of nine states have organized the National Council of Governors' Sugar Beet Committees. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles recorded the earliest smog alert on record Wednesday. It was the 55th smog alert since the system went into effect in the summer of 1955. The alert Is made when the irritant level goes past s certain mark. The curb market It the name given to any stock market which either now transacts or originally transacted its business ia the open or upon the curbs. The New York.Curb Exchange began before the CW War is tad around Van Street where trading began at 8 aon. and ended at« p.m. At night it was anted on la the corridors ofaytowntoteis. Blytheville (Art.) Courier News Page 6 Saturday, April 2, 1965 TRIE »LYTH*VTLL« COURIER NEWS TOE COURIER NEWS CO. si. w. HAINH, RAKKY A. RAINII Assistant FuMl&her-Edltor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole Nation*! Advertising Representative Wallace Witmer Co. New Totk, "'ilcaro, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Second-class postage paid at BbthevlUe, Ark. Member at the Associated frets SUBSCRIPTION RATES By curler In the city of Blrthe- rUIe or any suburban towa when carrier service U maintain** Uc pec week. S1.SO per month. By null within * radius of M miles, ll.w per year. $500 for ill months. S3.00 for three months, by mall, ontalde SO mUe radios IIIJW per year parable In advance. Mall soostrlioemi are not accepted In towns and dries wnere Th« Courier News curler service ft maintained. Mall aubtcrtptlou are parable In (dvuee. NOTE: The Conner imn aisoraee no responsibility for photographs manuscripts, .encravinii ' or thati left with it for poulble publication. IIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHHIM Arkansas State College Herald It may seem a strange time of the year to mention school spirit, but this spring would be a good time to begin developing better spirit. In the last three or four years the students of Arkansas State have improved considerably in their support of the athletic teams and in general support of A-State actM- ties. But, the school spirit is still nothing to brag about. In fact, for the size o; our student body, our school spirit would be termed poor in comparison with other schools of comparable size. For instance, an average turn out for a pep rally is less than n students out of an enrollment of I.OW. Some of the AlC schools do better than this. Of course seme students read ing this may feel that our scheol and its activities are small tone as compared to the liner universities, but it should be pointed out that these same "big time" schools started n smell coUegsi. Seme of yon may also that our atWetic teems ere nothing to watch, but in the past two years our football team has won 13 games, lost three and tied two; our basketball team has had winning seasons back to back and was invited to the NCAA playoffs this year; our track team has become a power in this area and our baseball 'team is playing a maf or college schedule this season. What more could you ask for? This spring will be r good time to begin developing school spirit. If we wait until next fall it will be too late. Groups on campus should begin discussing new ideas for showing their support at athletic events. A good beginning would be Urge crowds at the baseball games and track meets this spring. We have possible nationally ranked competitors on our track team this spring. Some of them have their goals set "i tla INS Olympic games. Their goals are set high and ours as students should be, too. If A-State H going to become "big time," we should begin to act like it and support our school in Us activities m- stead of detail that we do not agree witty

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