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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 15, 1966
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It's Principally Principle " It's certainly far too early to jump aboard any fast-moving (or slow-moving, for that matter) bandwagons^ but anyone interested in Arkansas politics must be sure to welcome the return of that gentlest of Southern gentlemen, Brooks Hays, to the wars. Mr. Hays made his formal announcement at a press conference yesterday and in typical Haysian fashion pointed out that "I've never wavered in my loyalty to the Democratic party. . .I'll support anyone who wins this primary. If I wouldn't, I wouldn't get in." You see, Mr. Hays has reference to another time in Arkansas when it wasn't fashionable to support the Democratic party. As a matter of fact/ he sort of got caught up in this bit of backlash when Gov. Orval Faubus and Dale Aiford teamed to unseat him in the Congress following that exercise in futility in 1957 at Central School in Little Rock. Things, Mr. Hays correctly senses, are different in Arkansas now. There is a new political climate. Governor Faubus has been a good Democrat for some years now. Mr; Aiford has volunteered that he is not a segregationist and that he probably will run for governor. Jim Johnson has announced that he will run, by all means, for governor and forthwith issued some sort of ap- peal for racial and party unity. It seems as if you find a Democrat under every farkleberry tree, around every bend of a State Highway Department construction project (be they in th« hills of the Ozarks or Perry County— That's Van Dalsem Country). Mr. Hays' entry in the gubernatorial race then is not without irony. It seems that all the candidates filed to date are professing the same sort of Democracy which Mr. Hays has stood for all along. He held this view when it was the unpopular thing, however, and that is the principal difference btv tween Mr. Hays and Mr. Aiford and Mr. Johnson. You might say the principal difference between them is principle. The week also was not without its mixed blessings for Governor Faubus. He now properly may be relieved of wondering if a Democrat of strength and substance will make the race this summer. The field now is not bad and others doubtless will enter. And then the GOP let still another couple of shoes drop (does this make six?) with the disclosure that the Arkansas Highway Department has been taking care of a road here (for Mr. Van Dalsem) and a road there (for Highway Commission Chairman Wayne Hampton). note A Blytheville man was telling another of a can't-miss method of reducing. "Get another guy who needs to reduce. Both of you set a weight target for a certain date. Bet money on the outcome and the guy who fails to make the weight pays off," he explained. "Tried it," the other guy said. "How'd you do?" "I gained five pounds." "You had to pay huh?" "Naw, the guy I had the bet with gained fen." * * * One eight-year-old resident last week was Informed by her father that "you really didn't eat much of that pork chop." "Well, I only intended to eat a little bit of it," she replied primly. "How come?" "It's lent, you know." * * * A Blytheville youngster was appalled at the efficiency of Cotton Belt railroad in cleaning up the tumbled box cars which were derailed recently near the Chickasawba Ave. crossing. You see, she spied the spectators dropping by in droves and had just set up a Kool-Aid stand and was ready to cash in on this newest tourist attraction when Cotton Belt righted the box cars and rolled them off. * * * A dear friend, sensing I needed cheering, dropped off a couple of rib-tickling farces on the desk this week. They were: In His Own Write, by John Lennon, and Six Crises, by Richard M. Nixon. A Blytheville pastor was conducting a pre-Holy Week class for a group of elementary school students. He attempted to explain many of the stories of the Bible and customs of the church. One day's excursion into the scriptures led him right into a scriptural discourse on circumcision. As the preacher talked, he saw a small hand, rising, slowly rising, in the back of the room. "I never took a breath," he recalled, "Just kept right on talking. That poor little guy never got a chance to ask a question. But I remembered that Jesus confounded me priests in the temple when just a child and I knew today's child surely is capable of confounding me." * * * Original birthday card from a seeond^grad- er to her mother: "To a sweet mother on her birthday. "Their is one mother that is getting old and sweet. Being 40 isnt so hard. But you get sweeter everyday and better and that's why I like you for the best mother." Man, you talk about consolation . . . -H.A.H. meditations— Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good.—Romans 12-21. * * * The most agreeable thing in life is a worthy accomplishment. — Edgar Howe, American author. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH *98 V AQ 15 + KQ32 WEST EAST A3 4K753 «/732 ¥964 •87532 496 *A'964 4J1075 SOUTH (D) AAQJ1064 WKJ1085 Both vulnerable West North Eut Sooth 1* Pass 2e> Pass 21» 3* Pass 4* 4N.T. Pass 5 e> 6 A Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead-* A. One of the penalties for being an expert is that you frequently find yourself in an inferior contract because your rartner goes out of his way to become dummy. ,. North would normally have fix no - trump but his partner was the late Sidney Silodor and North wanted to let Sidney handle as many dummies as possible. Six no • trump would have been a cinch. Against any lead but a spade, North would have knocked out the ace of clubs and inade 12 top tricks. Against a tptde lead North would have bad to finesse. The finesse would make a grand slam. , West opened the ace of clubi and shifted to a heart Sidney won in dummy and led the nine of spades for a finesse. When H held, things looked fine. He continued with the eight of •pades. Hut held also and West, showed out. This left East with king and one trump and Sidney didn't have any more trumps to lead through him. A little thing like that never disturbed Sidney. He proceeded to make the hand by means of a coup. His next play was a low club which he ruffed. Then he entered dummy with the gueen of hearts and ruffed a high club This let Sidney with only two trumps. He went to dummy once more by overtaking his queen of dia monds and proceeded to run of high cards from dummy. Eas could trump any time he wisha but Sidney was ready to over trump any time. Actually Eas held out until the bitter end bu since Sidney had reduced to the same number of trumps as Eas he was able to hold out with him. ••"••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I Show Beat Dick Kleiner PARIS (NBA) Melin* Mercouri lives a happy, hectic life when she's here — the kind of life you'd expect from a happy, hectic Greek. She lives in the only luxury hotel in Paris with kitchen facilities. That's because she likes to eat in She has a G: \ cook and likes Greek food. The suite is always buzzing. There wai the cook and there was Dimmy and there was Irena and a man coming in with a radio and a French poodle and, telephone calls and Jules Dassin was expected any minute. "I am so tired," she said. "I've been playing gin all d»y With Dimmy and Irena." Dimmy is a cousin who designs her clothes. Irena is her best friend. Melina teased Irena about hov/ much money -he had lost playing gin and Irena brid- butcher. We know what we want to work in Hollywood. Ut. Mr nonsense." But thj < icar rac<- leaves her cold. She curies her leg- under her on the couch and n.ade an expressive face. "The Oscar? Poof. What is it, this Oscar? If Garbo and Chaplin have never won it, what it it?" She was happy about the good reviews she had read for her latest picture, "A Man Could Get Killed," with James Garner. And then she talked about how good it is .>iat .AOVI, have become international. "Art has o frontiers," she said. "Language should mean nothing. It is eas'er for me to commi icat- with a Japanese director, even if we ca iot understand each other's language, than it is to speak to a Greek led and they had a long argu-I ment, part in English, part' French, part Greek, full of gestures and loud noises. In the middle, Dimmy bowed and left and the poodle barked him Out. It was a litt 1 difficult - but fun — to try and discuss serious things in this boisterous atmosphere. * * * We talked about Marlon Brando. "He's 'JUST CUiCWN& BIOSSAT AND CROMLiY IN WASHINGTON Corps Area Subdivisions Big Factor in Viet Unrest « , ha* fo of htm ainchl'n ALUADY cwifrifcifttf to (At wtffy fngnml* By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) There's more involved than the Buddhists in the Hue-Da Nang demonstrations In South Viet Na-i. In part, Prin Mir.::^r Nguyen Cao Ky'o .,-ing of Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chanh Thi was a test case. Thi, as head of the First Corps area, 'vas one of the most powerful men in the country. South Viet Nam is divided into four corps areas and Saigon. The commanding general of each corps area is more than a military command In essence he's the ruler of almost a fourth of South Viet Nam. In practice, if not in theory, he appoints the provincial governors, runs the schools and the national police and regulates the commerce in his area (except what's under control of the Viet Cong). He is the law. The corps commandos have become highly independent. They've often ignored -ulings laid down by Saigon. Until these men are brought under some central a"thority, the election of a civilian govern- difficult man to sack. He's very popular. He has the reputation of being scrupulously ment in Saigon will have no I honest. Many people in his area meaning. No civilian government will be able to enforce its authority except with the concurrence of these area generals. On the reverse side of the coin, so Ion,, as these area generals retain their power, it would be difficult or 'mpossible to establish an absolute dictatorship in Saigon. For no Saigon governme it would have the pew et to control the provinces. If Ky can make his firing of First Corps Area Commander Thi stick, he will h«.ve made a sir-ifr • shift in the ba'-^e of power between Saigon and the corps areas. Ky, of course, has another very compelling reason for wanting to oust Thi. Thi had recer.t- are convinced he's with them. He's known as a daring man. He's popular with the Buddhists. He is in n area (Hue-Da " T ns) where people get hot over their politics and dem Uate at length. ("You can get 1,000 people out to demonstrate Jn Hue with the same effort you'd need to get 10 out in Saigon," says one former Hue resident.) Thi has been engaged in a series of coups, including a coup against Diem, and has built up a sizable group of aim .'anst- ical followers. The Buddhists took advantage of the unrest among his henchmen to stage demonstrations of their own. There are Americans working the most marvelous thing," Melina said. "We want to do a picture together, but it must not be a commercial picture. It must be strange — mod- erne — I don't know. c trange." The waiter came up from the bar with some drinks. Irena and Melina had a long argument about how you pronounce "ginger ale" in Greek. The decision was that it was "ginger aily." "Ah, movies," Melina said, lighting up a powerful Greek cigarette. "It's an ugly business. Egocentric. Without pity. Intelligent people shouldn't be in it." But she is in it and si.: I; obviously intelligent. She has a mind of her own and uses it' •dependency. "I want to work in Hollywood one day," she said. "If I can find a good script. It has become a kind of snobbishne-s for Europeans to say they don't mean, without words." We talked about the many European girls who have be- c o m e interntaional stare — more than American e'"' • bv far. "You know why this is so?" she said. "Because it used to be that Hollywood studios developed their girls. They do not do this any more. But European directors do. A European director takes a young girl he) likes and develops her. "He puts her in one p: ' T after another. And so she develops and has much exposure). American girls do not have t^'s arrangement. When I left, there was still much talking and laughing. The happy sounds followed me down the hall. Blytheville (Art. I Courier Newi Pages Friday, April 15, 1968 ly been working on a cou to quietly behind the scenes, both overthrow Ky. Americans had with Thi and with the Budd- persuaded Thi to hold off for awhile. But there -vas no doubt Thi would plot gain. Thi, .•>•, has been seen, is a hists, to hold off toppling the Ky government until a constitution lean be [held. written and elections Sunday School Lesson- Bj RALPH «. LOEW. an. The Russians orbited two dog! and report they have gained significant data for a lunar expedition. For centuries men have been receiving hints from the animal kingdom, assisting them in anotomical, physical and psychological research. Now we get information which may help in space exploration. I can understand this, for we rave a 14 - year - old cocker spaniel which has been a faithful member of the household. Bach summer we go to a cottage near a lake and this dog is immediately intrigued by the rabbit trails. She spends hours pursuing these exciting mem- jirs of a rabbit's excursions. Meanwhile, the rabbits peer irom nearby hedges or from under the porches. Our dog isn't really interested in rabbit;,. She wouldn't know what to do with one if she met it. She's just having a wonderful time with ancient trails. The observation may not be helpful in planning » trip to the moon but it is of significance with the memories of the lenten season fresh in mind. Here is a salesman who has compiled a list of yesterday's inspects, is busy keeping his lies'in order but it never certain of rhat hi is going to do 1 with the live prospect. Here is tht clergyman who it busy trying to answer the which no ou it ask- ing. Here is the anxiety - ridden person who is worrying about yesterday's symptoms. Here is the prejudice • ridden man who is certain that nothing can happen in racial tensions or human relations because of yesterday's memories. They are all counterparts of my cocker spaniel. They are having a wonderful time wearing themselves out chasing yesterday's trails. Meanwhile, there is Jesus standing before Pilate and the ancient question is of today's experience: "What is truth?" It bedevils our minds and tortures our reason. What is the meaning of life? What are our goals? What is the purpose of our existence? If Pilate and Jesus had held quiet discussion concerning this philosophical understanding of truth, history might have missed the Cross! There was a time to bring the truth of the ages into the experience of the moment. In the shadow of the Cross, t's a time to recommit our best latent to th* challenge of sharing that love now. The lesson of ilstory is simply that what we havt learned from Qw past must be shared In our present. That's the wonder kt that experience of Christ. It has meaning for us on ourtrailil • The best guess as to how big the American Indian population was in the 16th and 17th centuries is about 15,500,000. This population probably spoke more than 2,000 separate languages. In California alone there were more than 20 distinct language groups, more than in all of Europe. The hydroelectric potential of Africa exceeds that of any other continent, aven if estimates of future developments art taken reservedly. One estimate puts the potential water power at 190 million horse power, that is three times the estimated potential of Europe. Another estimate credits Africa with 2/5thi of tht world'f potential or four times that of North Ameri. ca; one-quarter of this ia itattd to bo in the Conn basin alpne. At vat, only 0.1 per cent UUMO. _ ft I«I«li»»«4H Irttrnl* J5 Years Age — In Blytheville Miss Nora Simpson and Miss Rosana Cleveland are spending the weekend in Little Rock. Miss Barbara Ann Bahn is ill of measles at her home on North 15th Street. Mrs. Elbert Huffman and Mrs. G. W. Dillahunty have returned from Batesville where they attended a two-day meeting of the Arkansas Presbyterial: Miss Gay Garrigan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Garrigan, was recently initiated into Delta Delta Delta Sorority at the University of Arkansas. ME Bl/VTHEVn.t,m COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. B W. BAINES, PUBLISHES HARRY A. RAINES Assistant Publisher-Editor PAUL O. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New York, ^'llcafo. Ditrolt. Atlanta, Memphfa Second-class postage paid at Blytnevllle, Ark. Member of tne Associated Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of Blvth*- vil\e or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained 35c per week. $1.50 per month. 67 mall within a radius of So miles. 18,00 per Year $5.00 for six months, 13.00 for three months, by mall, outside 50 mile radius Jis.oe per year payable In advance. 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