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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 8, 1966
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How to Lower an Uper House II : In one breathless, 46-word-sentenct telegram, Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen reminds us that we have been remiss in our editorial duties. Senator Dirksen is seeking expression of opinion on hs movement which has the appropriate title of Committee for Government of the People. Well, in a few words, the distinguished Senator (he's the one whose brain plays at 78 '. while his voice box dawdles along at 1 33) probably has under his sponsor; ship the worst idea to come along in government since Orval Faubus applied the doctrine of laissez faire to Hot • Springs law enforcement. ; The Dirksen Amendment to the Un. ited States Constitution would permit states to constitute one of their two .'"iio'uses of the state legislature on some ; basis other than population. Now, the ; . fact that democracy is based on people ; and that people constitute population is not at issue in the purview of this '. proposed change to the United States ' Constitution. It might be entertaining : to discover what basis states would use in setting up a second legislative body. • New York or Pennsylvania might use turnpike miles. Some states could take an annual count of red necks and allot '• representatives on the basis of result.. ' /though whether or not this would L create a higher or lower house would -be a matter of some debate. Arkansas could form a legislative • house on the basis of resources and special interests (10,000 acres of tim- '. ber, a bauxite processing plant, two oil wells, 200 miles of either twelve- inch pipeline or high-voltage power transmission line might be needed for a seat in this house). The mountain folk may favor representation based on the number of illegal stills (the most neglected special interest group in the state, by the way). The most recent press release from the Dirksen forces (who are at their best in this business of manufacturing press releases.. .they now are threatening the press release championship long held by the Republicans) reveals the names of the new supporters who are climbing aboard the band-wagon. Listed from Arkansas is Representative Oren Swint of Magazine. Names of towns just like Magazine, Ark., (i. e. Belle, Mo., Scandia, Kan., Cascade, Idaho, and Ord, Nebr.) abound as the homes of legislators who are supporting the Dirksen movement. This should give you a pretty good idea of the sort of office holders—who are out to protect their questionable prestige. We would like to see Senator Dirksen and his battery of mimeograph machines dedicate their considerable energies to electoral college reform. This tradition is the antithesis of the one-man, one-vote concept, but as a cause will never be taken up by urban- oriented politicians who recognize in the ancient college a tipping of the scales in favor of metropolitan areas in presidential elections. Oh, what Senator Dirksen could do with this one. I'm Still on Top" Show Beat by Ditk Kleiner LONDOr (NBA) The little girl melted into the corner of the back seat of the big car. For a moment, she closed her eyes and there was almost a sensuality in the way she relaxed. "Oh," she said, "I — am — so — terribly — tired." This Was Julie Christie at the end of a day's work on her new film, "Fahrenheit 451," i;i which she costars with Osltar Werner. "It has been three years since I've had a holiday," she said, opening her eyes but not moving place to work in." She was eight when she first saw England. Julie Was born in India, but she remembers little about it - "It's all • blur," she says. Her first few years in England were not particularly happy' ones. She was shunted around to boarding schools and relatives : and friends. "My parents were well - to- do," she says. "But, as I spent : little time with my parents, I wasn't well - to-do." She is now, but the realization of her affluence is coming slow- her weary head. "I'm going to °' nf ainuence is-coming MOW- get one after this picture, by lv - She simply hasnt had the' * * I lime to indulge herself too much; | She has bought nice clothes — i she likes to dress well — and she has bought a few things for Of Few Talk Like This Today • Do these words seem to fit the Viet Nam • War situation today? : ' "Shall we resort to entreaty and humble ., supplication? What terms shall we find which " have not been already exhausted? Let us ; not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves : longer.. .Our petitions have been slighted; : our remonstrances have produced additional • violence and insult; our supplications have ' : been disregarded; and we have been spurn- :: .#d, with contempt... Gentleman may. cry •-peace, peace — but there is no peace. The war is already begun!" Don't these words sound timely? But they weren't said just this week. They were said 191 years ago this week, in 1775. And when you read these further words, you will recall who said them: "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" It's too bad there aren't many people in our land of liberty today who talk like Patrick Henry. —Chattanooga News-Free Press. 8IOSSAT AND CROMLIY IN WASHINGTON Attracting Mare VC Defectors Could Cripple Guerrillas De Gaulle Turns Back BY RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent . Newspaper Enters n AWBp Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) A man in ordinary civilian clothes goes unannounced one night to the home of an official he knows in Saigon. He's an agent for a unit of troops working with the Viet Cong: His men would like to surrender. . He asks this official how But, the agent says, he has heard that some men who surrendered several weeks before were pushed out of an airplane by other Vietnamese, e says he's heard that others have been beaten badly. Still others, he says, have reportedly been kept ] in stockades for years. Many, ' he has heard, have been unable to find work or live any kind of a life after they've defected. These rumors have made his it i men afraid to give themselves '.'•"" • In breaking away from NATO and seek- S-lhg to break it up, Gen. de Gaulle turns his J'face from collective security and looks back to •rfthe hazardous path of bilateral alliances. ;:1T, This he does in the name of French and .-•European identity, which he wishes to assert •against American hegemony. Yet who has ."done more than he to impede the integration— ^military and political—that would enable Eu- ;irope to exercise the equal partnership with the United States which he claims to desire? What makes Gen. de Gaulle's behavior so exasperating is that he is enabled to indulge in it precisely because of the security afforded by the alliance which he seeks to weaken. The defense of Europe will remain indivisible as a matter of military necessity, whatever he may say or do.—London Daily Telegraph. can be arranged. How will they I up. But he's also heard where be treated? What will happen to them? Those against whom there are charges would expect men have been "well treated.' He says that if his men could defect and then live a normal to be tried for these crimes and j life on the government side they Viet Cong one way or the other. In addition, agents representing several • thousand admitted VC have approached American or Vietnamese officials on the quiet in the past year to talk about defecting. There's no doubt VC political officers have spread a good many lies on how VC defectors have been treated. But it's also true that the defector program — excellent on paper — has been erratically handled. There's been little screening for loyalty, retraining or resettlement. U.S. officials Who worked with hook or by crook." Those three years have transformed Julie Christie from a young, nameless actress into the toast of the world. She made "Billy Liar" and "Young Cassidy" and "Darling" and "Dr. Zhivago." She did some television and stage work in between. And she won many awards, climaxed by her nomination for an Oscar. But she has had to pay a price for her terribly swift stardom. She has worked so hard that she is worn out, physically and emotionally. And she isn't a big, strong girl to start with. Because of the strength in her face, you expect her to be bigger than she is. Actually, she's a wisp of a thing, a'boyish figure on thin legs. Her face, powerful and sad and sensitive, seems out of place on that tiny body. "I'm going to the Greek islands," she said. "And I'm going to rest for a month." I The car turned onto M4, the main highway into London. Julie opened her eyes and began to study the sights. "I've only really begun to appreciate London this last year," she said. "Before then, I took it for granted — it was just a 75 Years Ago —In Blytheyille A total of 206 new books were added to the shelves of the Bly- theyille Public Library during February and March, it was announced today by Mrs. Ira Gray, librarian. Mrs. Robert Lipscomb was named president of the Alpha chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi at a recent meeting at the home of Miss Frances Sue Bright. Dr. Torsten Lindquist of BJy- theville will be in Little Rock 10 DC llieU IU1 Uiese Ulliiica aiiu I mi- un HI*- Q«.-.. - - . punished if found guilty. They would jump at the chance ed among the Commumst - led ^ 5.. . m _ _rp:.;_i ~i—„„ u;« cVi/Mii_ the Philiines sa that the surrender program conduct- for the next two days attending JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH AKJ9 VKQJ73 WEST * 10 6 + J76 EAST 432 V A10 8 2 :-» Q 10 984 «• A 6 3 2 *QJ0952 + K83 SOUTH <D) 4AQ8754 V965 *ks Neither vulnerable We*t North EM* Soith F»» Pass 2» Pass 3* Pass Pass Opening lead — V * 2* Jacoby on Bridge Fri. April 8 Suit Preference is Expert Signal The suit preference signal usually occurs in secondary lead siutations and is devised to tell partner which suit to lead back assuming he does get in. Specifically a high card calls {or the higher of the two suits partner might shift to while a low card calls for the lower of the two suits available and m intermediate card for partner to use his own judgment. The suit preference signal i« a necessary tool in the expert's kit but the expert does not go suit preference happy,. He only uses a suit • preference signal when it is unmistakable. He does not use it to take the place of the normal signal of high for 'strength or corn* . on and low for or shift. West opens the four of hearts against South's four spade contract, Ea« It In with the act and ooncludM teat nil partner ias led a singleton since he is looking at the three spot in dummy and the deuce in his own hand. He leads back a heart for his partner to ruff and the heart he leads back is the ten spot. This is clearly a high heart and a clear suit preference signal. He wants West to ruff and put him back on lead with a diamond, not a club. If East had wanted a club return he would have led the deuce. If he had no preference he would have led the eight. West returns a diamond. East gives him a second ruff and South has lost four tricks before getting on lead to draw trumps. Without the suit preference signal West might still have returned a diamond but it would have been a shot in the dark. The suit preference signal insured the correct return lead. <t> IN* kr NIA, IK, \ ". , , V4 lik* you (o me*t onotfctr author of blank v«rse— In dU 'StMvIt 6' tot tht Inttmal Ktrtmw Strtictl" #ould expect any of their group ound quilty of terrorism, for sample, to be sentenced. But :ould the rest take their fam- lies and start a new life? Could hey be assigned some unused and to begin their own farming immunity? Some would like to ighl the VC. The agent says his troops aren't Communists. They got fe^' jp with the government SOITK .ime back and went over to the Viet Cong side. But they're now fed up with the VC. They've Tied Communist rule and they don't like it. The official shrugs his shoulders unhappily. "We'd like your people to give themselves up," he says. "But the way things are set up I can't say what would happen. I'll pass the word along. But there's nothing more I can do." « » * This scene has been repeated lundreds Of times in the past year in South Viet Nam. These agents in the aggregate have represented several tens of thousands of anti-government troops. Mosl say they aren't Communist units, but most work with the Huks in the Philippines say that project was successful in the main because these men had a chance to rehabilitate them-i selves and become f a r m ers again. U.S. government studies indicate that many in VC territories and considerable numbers of the VC guerrilla forces are non Communists. These reports also indicate that numbers of the non • Reds would like out. Better ways to attract more defectors could cut the heart out of the VC movement and save American and Vietnamese lives. a meeting of the 37th annual convention of the Arkansas Chiropractic Assn. L. E. Old Jr. has left for Ashe- N. C. where he will tend a two-week business meeting. Dr. Charles L. Craig is in Little Rock where he is attending the state dental convention. Sunday School Lesson- By RALPH 1. LOFW D.D. "He is dead," they shouted, dead," mourned his He is friends. "He is dead," echoed Nietzsche. "He is dead," cry the searchers for some kind of faith in this century. By every measurable standard in that day they were correct. He was dead. This was no fantasy, no suspended animation, no part in the play. He was dead. This is why the miracle of Easter is exactly a miracle. It is the witness of the centuries that Christ is alive. It is the confidence that God is living. It is the certainty that neither the tombs of stone, nor of cruelty nor of indifference can hold the life of God. It is a strange thing that men lave done with death. Many religions have regarded it as' a riend, a way of escape from :he evils of the world. Somtimes, Americans seem io have done this. When there is a refusal to confront the meaning of death, masking it until it looks as though it were only asleep, death doesn't look ike an enemy. The death on the Cross was death, not sleep, and death itself is death, not sleep. This is the miracle of Easier, that death is overcome, 'that life is ultimate. , That men should doubt this is not amazing. It is more astonishing that men should ignore this and thus miss the claims of life. It is more poignant that many who call themselves "religious" should keep the festival of Easter and miss the message of Easier. In the records of that' first Easter there was the question, "Why do you seek him among the dead? He is living." It is the challenge to the contemporary Christian. God is not dead; therefore he cannot be taken for granted. God is not dead; therefore we must expect to have him deal with us in the whole of life. God is not dead; therefore we must expect to meet him anywhere. That's at the heart of the best of our educational efforts. It's at the center of confident working for peace. It's at the basis of our love of that which brings dignity and meaning to every human being. There are tombs everywhere — graves that represent the death of hopes and faith and life. Our tragedy would be to take up our existence in the shadow.of the tombs and be content with it. Is that what we are meant to be? Or are we to be alive, refusing defeat? "God is alive." That's not an easy Gospel. It's the Easter insistence. Proud Californians may not wish to acknowledge the existence millions of years ago of another type of mighty redwood tree. But there was one. The dawn redwood, the most abundant fossil conifer of the northern hemisph/- re, appeared during th', age of the dinosaurs and became extinct in North America and Europe during the Miocene epoch tome IS million years ago. It lingered on into the Pliocene epoch In Japan, and In the 1940s was found living in remote valleys of China. her apartment. "But," she says, and a bright grin animated her tired face,. 'it takes awhile to get to the point where you can force yourself to spend three figures for one something. I haven't reached that point yet." Julie Christie hopes to make it back to Hollywood for the Oscar awards on April 18 — if she can get time off from "Faht- enheit 451." She is pleased at being a nominea, ..nd the possibility of winning excites her. Besides, she likes California. She has only been there once"— for the "Dr. Zhivago" premiere" — and liked it as a spot to visit. "I loved it," she says, "but I wouldn't want to work there. It didn't impress me as a place that would be conducive to the creative process. But how could one help but love the weather and the scenery?" The car pulled up in front of an ordinary block of flats on an. ordinary London street. Julie walked up the steps, very slowly. BlytheviUe (Ark.i Courier Newt Page 4 Friday, April J 1966 THE Bl.YTHEVtl.LB COURIER NEWS 7'HK COURIER NEWS CO. II. »'. llAI.NtS. PUBLISHER HARRY ,\. HA1NKS Assistant PubHslHT-EcUtot PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New tork, "Mcago. Ditrnlt. Atlintm. MemphJt Second-class postage paid at BlytheTllle, Ark. Member of the Associated Fres3 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Br carrier in the clt; of Blythe- rille or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained 35c tier week. $1.50 per month. . By mail within a radiui of so miles. §8.00 per year S5.00 for six months, $3.00 for three months, by mail, outside 50 mile radius $18.00 per year payable In advance. 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