The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1966 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 16, 1966
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The Case for Tech Schools "We Should Not Become Involved in Their Civil Affairs!" Those were some interesting thoughts Blytheville High School's Charles Abel, director of distributive education, put forth in a talk before a civic club this week. In essence, Abel Btated that it's time Americans matured to the extent that they face up to the fact that a college education is neither necessary nor desirable for large segments of the population. There is much to this idea. Although these final years of the 20th century will be years demanding new ideas and high-minded approaches, they also will be years which will place a high premium or expertise ... including expertise in some relatively unpretentious fields. Although sophisticated communications and data processing equipment will and are demanding breath-taking skills in their fabrication and maintenance, there will remain the increasingly demanding job of maintaining new home and office appliances and some rather basic skills in machine operation will be needed in increasing numbers. The fruits of a technical (as op r posed to a professional) education then, will continue to grow sweeter. This is not to imply that anyone who has the interest, talent and fiscal wherewithall should chuck the idea of professional endeavor. Heaven forbid. As Mr. Abel pointed out this week a parent and a student may easily ap- praise the inventory needed by today'i college student: From ?5,000 to ?10,000 in avail, able cash. An IQ of 115 or better. An interest in and an awareness of the world of books. Those who can give each of these an unqualified "yes" (remembering that the government and/or private foundations such as the one operated by the Rotarians who listened to Abel on Thursday), may prepare for college with some of confidence. Still there is much to be said for a technical education. People who adequately prepare themselves for a career in a technical field may do so secure in the knowledge that their lives may be fiscally sound and psychicly rewarding. In all fairness they should also be alert to future training and retraining opportunities, however as skills of this sort tend to become obsolete. A college diploma is no sine qua non for a worthwhile, happy life. A college is, after all, essentially a collection of books. Adults who are interested may continue to educate themselves well beyond their college years by availing themselves of college-level correspondence courses and/or nothing more exotic than the Public Library. Of OtLr* Jail for Draft Card Burners !«•••••*•••••••••••"••»••••••••••«•••••••••« • ^^ Show Beat by Dick Kleiner PARIS (NBA) The other boy wasn't ambltloiu Tom Courtenay wanted to get and didn't go on, so CourUnay out of his hotel room, to we became the first by from hit Avenue school ever to go to the unl- the versity. "And then I lost interest in my studies," he says. "They bad long discussions about the "Tht meaning of a word In 'King Lear" and that bored me." His parents were saddened by his sudden reversal. They had, of course, wanted him "to get walked along the George V and then down Champa Elysees. He was in talkative mood, as well as walk- ative. Courtenay U shooting Night of the Generals" here. It's his first work In five months. "It's been very depressing,' he said. "I've been waiting for on. the right thing to turn up. I'm not sure if this is it. But doing py," Courtenay said, "even If I this film will do me no dishon- only had become a schoolmaster. But when I said I wanted to act, they were depressed. muni We agree with former President Eisenhower that there are limits to the precious American right to dissent, and that draft card burners flagrantly transgress those limits. In a current magazine article, General Eisenhower pays tribute to the decency and intelligence of today's younger generation as a whole but advocates jailing those "Vietniks" who deliberately break the law, "at least for the war's duration." In a nation with as many legitimate avenues of protest as this one, where everyone's opinion is solicited and considered by policymakers, it does not. seem an iota too much to ask that dissenters observe the posted rules of the game which have proved capable, dovm through many years, of providing a maximum of Freedom without a breakdown into chaos. The former President rightly warns young persons against being "used by the sworn enemies of your country. Be sure your idealism is for the right ideals." That, is truly the nub of the matter, for the young traditionally—and how else could it be?—posses more fire and enthusiasm than judgment. They are the natural targets of alien and cynical manipulators. Some, plainly, are indeed being manipulated now. It is not an easy time to be young. The world is full of possibilities, but also of new and potentially castastrophie hazards. An early maturity (without overemphasis on skepticism, we hope) seems a basic requirement. For this reason, rigorous enforcement of the laws against what amounts to mutiny may have a salutary effect. We hope to see it carried out.—Philadelphia Inquirer. Speaking Up meditations— And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.—Ephesians 4:32. The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.—Arnold Bennett, English author. And he said to him, "Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities."—Luke 19-17. Doing little things with a strong desire to please God makes them really great.—Saint Francis de Sales. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 16 A93 V84 • 652 + AKQJ43 : WEST EAST ' *AK6 AQJ10872 V 10 7 V 5 «AQ84 4J1093 A 10 65 2 + 87 SOUTH (D) *54 , 1 VAKQJ9632 I fK7 < + 9 ! Neither vulnerable < West North East South: 4V Pass Pass Pass | Opening lead—A K. I Many players would open the South hand with one heart only. There is a lot of reason for this bid. If North has the right cards there will be a slam and a four- heart opening will toss that slam out the window. On the other hand, South has • no defense against spades. This time if he opens wit' one heart West will double for takeout and East will go to four spades if he has to. Furthermorj, he will have no trouble making that contract. All he has to do is to draw trumps and take the diamond finesse. The four opening effectively ihuts East and West out of the bidding. In addition it will produce a really big swing for North and South unless East and West know how to get full value out of their trick • taking cards. H West takes his ace and king of spades he will have no way to get mor« than on* diamond trick and not only will South have taken away the East-West spade game but he will have made a game of his own. Proper use of signals will allow East and West to save something from the wreck and pick up 50 points for a one trick set. East must drop his queen of spades under his partner's king. This play cannot be read as a suit preference call for a diamond shift because if East wants a diamond shit he can get it by just playing a low spade. West is not going to shift to a club in any event. Actually, the queen of spades play is a specific strength signal and tells West that East is sitting with the jack of spades in back of that queen. West leads the six of spades. East gains the lead and plays a diamond through South's king. Missouri Weekly There are growing indications that the long - neglected subject of truck farming in t h e Bootheel is going to being receiving the attention that it deserves and needs. As cotton acreage is reduced and as more and more farmers become aware of the need to supplement agricultural production in this fertile area of the State, the "climate" for truck farming projects is better than it has been for years. When he took office as Deputy Director of the regional Office of Economic Opportunity, former D u n k 11 n Countian Don Thomason pointed to the development of truck farming as a natural sequence of events in the Bootheel in view of reduced cotton acreage for 1966. Hopefully Thomason's office will be able to assist Bootheel efforts to meet the needs for added agricultural production and diversification. Other agencies, including the Missouri Department of Agriculture, could also assist in developing a booming truck farming industry in the Boot- heel. But we are convinced it is time to begin moving in this direction. The Bootheel has always contained the raw essentials for a successful truck farming program but it has lacked, until recent months, the pressing incentive to diversify. The new agricultural law provides that incentive, in full measure. The time to move in this direction is clearly at hand. Osceola Times « 1*4 k? NIA, IK. ' "He's fccen through a trai/mofi'e experience—Aim-Margitt juttvalked byl" against strangers. Monday. . . But dogs are a nuisance. They Mr. Congressman, I'm keep- turn over garbage cans. They ing a clipping of those remarks frighten some house They bite mailmen. We imagine the City of Os- wives. and you may feel like eating them in the n°ar future. that a reasonable effort will be made towards enforcing the ordinance. At least the unlicensed, ownerless dogs, of which there are many, should be picked up. Then people who are being victimized by their neighbors dogs should have the courage to make complaints to the Police Department. Dog owners should accept these complaints in good humor and at least try to control their dogs. Of course, Insofar as we "gave up" on having a dog for a pet, we'd just as soon the dog ordinance be strictly enforced. But we'll accept "reasonable" enforcement. Phil Mullen In the Osceola Times You know, I really feel sorry for Governor Faubus and Mack Sturgis, about all this highway department ralary raise scandal in the dying days of their reign. I liked Mr. Sturgis, when I met him over here several months ago, and he impressed me as one of those Classic hill- county politicians who, for his A prominent Osceola lady friends, "will do what he says stopped us last week and said, he will do." "" " Then, in my desk drawer, I have several lettciS from Governor Faubus saying that our Interstate 55 signs would be corrected and that our Lake Osceola dams would be repaired. In later letters, Governor Faubus wrote me that he thought "I got a real laugh out of your paper this week." We said, "How come?" She said, "About the headline which read: "Mayor Gives Attention to Dog Problem ." She added, "The City is not going to enforce the dog control ordinance." We said: "How come?" She said, "Because the dogs giving the most trouble are owned by pur most influential people. I can't have any flowers or shrubs and, in recent weeks, I have been sleeping in my living room because a tied- up dog next door howls all night." This is a real problem and we have been on both sides of it. Until recently, we always owned a dog and we knew that, at times, it bothered the neighbors but we resented any criticism of him. Children need dogs. Mothers like to have dogs around the house, believing that, in many cases, they are a protection the signs were 'id that *i<v u*o"" " **•" • — u aliuii uvci me **ig work had started on the dams. funds from politics. fnet riAac fn ehftnr -i ' T lAf he responsibility. as but by the size of its plans for the future. By both indices, Pine Bluff is >»c imagine "»* vjii-j "»• ^- ceola dog ordinance demands pj ne g| u ff Commercial that all dogs be "kept up," either penned or tethered. The growth of a community A tethered dog will howl and j s measured not only by its size, make the night hideous. ' ' L " - : - -' : '- -'— '-What to do? We believe Mayor Ben Butler ^ uuul llmll , CJ ,, i ,,, c „.„,, .^ will employ a dogcatcher and a city on the grow. Just as the .. . .,.,. -«—. ..jii >,„ ngw civj( , Center corn pi ex and park begins to take shape south of the downtown tracks, a move is officially begun to study the renewal of downtown north of the tracks. Mayor Austin Franks and Alderman Fred Condray set a new high — or rather low — in understatement when they agreed that the survey, which would be financed by $150,000 in federal funds, "Can't hurt us." It might even help: The study would con sider answers to the city's grow ing parking problem, assess the effects on downtown Pine Bluff of the new Civic Center Complex (City Hall, Fire and Police Stations, library, federal building and park) and of the newer city-county port authority. And, yes, survey the long studied feasibility of relocating the Cotton Belt and Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks that differentiated the two downtowns in the first place. As the mayor says, it couldn't hurt. He has been nominated for an Oscar for hi« work in "Dr. Zhl- vago." The nomination doesn't appear to mean much to him. At least, he has no intention of going to Hollywood — even if he could — for the award ceremony. "I hate the phoninesa of the business," he says, and the implication is that he considers luch ceremonies as phony. Despite his vigorous denunciation of the Oscar ceremony, Courtenay says he is no longer one of the angry young men. He was an original acting member of that coterie. "I think," he says, "that the 'ungry young men' label was Just a catchword. Besides, we have mellowed — and there are new and angrier young men coming up." Courtenay talked at length about his early years. He comes from Hull, where his father was "an artisan — he painted fish- Ing boats." At least he did that until he had an accident and then he had a stall on the pier and handed out paint to health ler artisans. This lower middle class background, before the war, might have effectively curtailed a boy's ambition. But E n g 1 and changed with the war, and an ambitious boy could progress. "I was al w a y s very ambitious," Courtenay says. "I always worked to better myself. Even before the eleven - plus (a competitive examination all English children must take at 11) I knew I had to get out, get away from my environment." He won a scholarship to the university — one of the only two boys in his class to do so. They didn't know about acting, or if I had any talent. Neither did I." His mother died before he became successful. She had seen him in one thing - a performance of "The Sea Gull." "I don't think she liked ma in it," Courtenay says. "All she said afterwards was that I carried the gun well." He did, obviously, move on and become a fine actor. Today, he is recognized as one of England's foremost young actors. And that's why he's here, in the heady company of Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif. But Courtenay isn't particularly fond of locations. He hated his six months in Madrid with "Dr. Zhivago." Fortunately, Paris Isn't as far away from London. "I'll go back home very often," he says. "Especially to see the important f o o t b a 11 games." 75 Years Ago — In B/yfftev/ffe William H. Wyatt wa- elected president of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Assn. last night at the groups annual dinner at The Hut Cafe in Osceola. Miss Luella Barnes underwent an appendectomy yesterday at Blytheville Hospital. Miss Barnes who is a student at Arkansas State College arrived home Sunday. Members of the Charlevoix Chapter of the D.A.R. heard a review of the book, "Poppa Was a Preacher," by Mrs. R. F. Kirshner at their monthly luncheon meeting yesterday. Mrs. Floyd Haralson spoke on "Rehabilitation and Child Welfare" last night at the bi-monthly session of the American Legion Auxiliary. "They would have been hap- Albert A. Mlchelson was the first American scientist to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Translunar space is interplanetary space beyond the orbit of the moon. Blytheville (Art. I Courier Newa Page 4 Saturday, April 18, 1966 THE Bl.YTHEVn,t,« COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. R. W. RAINES. PUBLISHER HARRY A. HAINES AlBistant Publisher-Editor PAUL O. HUMAN Advertising Manaiet it>l« National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New Tork. "'ilcago, Dttrolt. Atlanta, Memphis* Second-class postage paid at Blytheville, Ark. Member of the Associated Pr«s SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythe- vllle or any suburban town when carrier service Is maintained 3S« per week. $1.50 per month. By nail within * radlnl of M mllei, 11.00 per year. J5.00 rot III snontns, 93.00 for thre« months, by m»Il, outside SO mile radius $18.00 per year payable In advance. Mall subscriptions are not accepted In towns and cities where The Courier News carrier service it maintained. Mall subscriptions art payable In advance. NOTE: The Courier new* usnmef no responsibility for photographs manuscripts, engravings or mati left with It for possible publication. The gullibility of the Arkansas taxpayer and voter is being tested for depth this week by its State Highway Commis- ion. Faced with the revelation of some glaring mismanagement of tax funds by Highway Department personnel, the Commission has suddenly "discovered" the oath it took to support the Mack Blackwell Amendment passed in pre-Faubus dynasty days in an effort to remove the administration over the Highway Corn- Just goes to show -i lathe W h at happened under the cov- is tired, after 12 years - and er ^J*. the Highway De - h has every reason to be for nt Bui , di , couple ot the governor's office is » killing £. h , million weeks ago when over 2 million dollars in raises for a handful dollars in raises iu» « na..«.« Just goes to show jou that o{ the Department's top person- his bureau heads weren't mind- nel were Wor i5ed out is an outing him, or even keeping him g,. ow th, of the machine domina- informed, for he's just a poor Uon of that Department and the rtM T.aiYtp Dliok. ._.i -r n.~ i? n ..k>io a/lmini4* control of the Faubus adminis- u ^»mt ~u,.i.. control 01 me rauuus HUIHHUO- Good luck, Mr :turgis and tration ovedr the Highway Com- Governor Faubus, back up in m , ssion them there hdls of yourn. fc ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ „ More politics: This newspaper ° n as Senator Bill Fulbrtght when he W. Whelchel as the goat and announced for his 15th term on fired him. It then assumed a cases tncy are a protection announced ior ins win icnn on urea mm. « •Illllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Marked Tree Tribune stance of righteous Indignation only recently. over the affair and took refuge i high blown statement about oath to "support and ad- in ; its minister the Mack-Blackwell Amendment as honestly and wisely as possible." It all sounded good but it shouldn't ring true to anyone who has followed the descent of the Highway Commission into the sticky ground of expedient politics in the past eight years or so. Such observers might well wonder why this same oath didn't require several other attitudes or actions, such as ... . . . insisting that qualified, impartial engineers be hired to the part of Highway Director instead of men better known for their friendship with the governor. ... speaking out in protest when the Faubus administration issued thinly veiled threats to legislators who didn't support its highway tax program — thus indicating rather clearly that favoritism rather than need might well be the road building pre-requisite In Arkansas - or expliining rather than dodging when asked about that J300.000 bridge and paving project in Newten County—revealed No, the statement from the Commission Saturday seemed more like part of some old strategy. It seems to us to fit rather well with a statement tossed out earlier by our lame duck Governor and political ally of the Commissioners. In spite of the seriousness of this affair, Orval Faubus had said he thought "the people will forget about it in a week or two." It is under this premise that the Faubus administration has operated in recent years and to date The Man has usually been right. We have an idea that this belated discovery of the oath required of Commissioners by the Mack-Blackwell Act could be part of the act. This would call for the goat, righteous wrath, avowal of Commission independence and dismissal of any sensible suggestion for real investigation as "political." Then a wait for public excitement to cool and the usual apathy to remove the need for any thorough probe of Highway Department policy, procedure and administration. If the "act" goes over, Arkansas deserves to bump along on roads built by politics instead of planning. HIIINMHIIIM^

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