The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1966 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 23, 1966
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Put Aside the Sidearms, Please The Jaycees are having their troubles, which, hopefully, soon will be resolved. We hope both groups are on their way toward establishing a series of unmatched successes. One of the purposes of the Jaycees Is to provide leadership training. Looking about the city you can see the results everywhere (Mayor Jimmie Edwards and School Board President William Wyatt are only two of the notable examples of community leaders who, in more tender years put in a sort of leadership apprenticeship in the Jaycees) . As far as the intra-Jaycee rnaneu. vering is concerned, it is relatively harmless. You will recall that Sam Boyce became a household name in Arkansas due to the efforts of his foes, who were determined to quash him. Governor Orval Faubus and his teammates would have been far better off to let Mr. Boyce have the Young Democrats as a plaything rather than build for him a launching pad for the governor's race. And so be it with the Jaycees. One club may seek to block the other and indeed may succeed. But what will it profiteth them? It will serve to stimulate public support for the "poor, put-upon" two dozen whose efforts were thwarted. It might even provide the rallying point for an entirely new political activist front. So, probably it would be best for the Jaycees and the politicians to let these other chaps organize and be Jaycees, who are, after all, benign civic clubbers. And the Chamber of Commerce's Thursday action in deploring organization of a new club was an extraordinary, incredible bit of business for A Chamber of Commerce, which is dedicated to community unity. Perhaps the Chamber leaders in their wisdom see paths to unity through opposition to new organizations. In any event the action was upreeedented in modern Chamber history. The argument that the community won't support two such institutions or that there isn't room for two is not really sound. We must hope the community leans on the Jaycees as much as the converse. There always will be room for additional clubs which, are founded on the principal of community service. They're rather like Baptist churches. There's always room for another. The Jaycees will be much happier and more productive when they drop their sidearms get on with the work of being Jaycees. Of QflL, Behind The Scare Words Certain words are so emotion-laden that they sometimes blind us to the ideas they stand for. Suggest that a piece of legislation is "socialism," for example, and sparks fly, whistles blow. We all behave that way at one time or another. The measure of maturity is whether we can consider the idea without being agitated by the label. It's interesting to see a couple of examples in the news. The American Medical Association is not exactly turning cartwheels of glee about medicare, but except for sporadic honk- ings from ancient fossils, talk of boycotting the program has almost vanished. Part of the credit for this calming down must go to AMA President James Z. Appel, who counseled against boycotts. Then too, the doctors must realize how extensive is the need for medical attention for persons 65 and older. In the end, Hippocrates is more im- portant than Midas. The Georgia Association of Real Estate Boards is even more forthright in its turnaround. Last year it was strongly opposed to the idea of federal rent supplements to poor families. Now it is strong in its support. Granted, proposals for the supplement system have been modified: They are mors specific about where and how such funds could be used. But apparently the real estate men upon reflection realized that there is a much stronger private enterprise philosophy in the rent assistance idea than in public housing. Their support of the idea should be helpful, and the program needs all the help it can get. Although Congress has approved the plan in principle, it has failed to appropriate the funds to put it into action.—Atlanta Constitution. Holy Fads! Batman will pass, like other fads. This is our consolation for the current flap over the masked cape man. We have a long memory for his predecessors. Davy Crockett, for instance, whose coonskin cap even went to the head of a United States senator. Don't forget hula hoops, which boomed business for chiropracters and the like. More recently, we've had skate boards, bringing a whole syndrome of symptoms unlike any others. The superball kick has moved onto the cut- rate counters. The Beatles are receding into ths shadows of matrimony. We can't foresee what will finish off Batman, but something will. Maybe something worse.—Miami Herald. meditations— And Jesus spoke to them saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."-John 8:12. Without the Way there is no going; without the Truth there is no knowing; without the life there is no living.—Thomas A. Kempis, German theologian. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH 23 *A9fl32 V Void * 954 4A108C3 WEST (D) BAST (Not Shown) (Not Shown) SOUTH VAQ984S3 4KQJ + 73 Both vulnerable West North East Sooth Pass Pass Pass 3 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— + X. In this week's columns we have been trying to bring out the point that when declarer's problem is with one suit and one suit only, he should analyze the possible results by considering the various ways the suit may break against him. None of this • has been elementary — in fact, it represents very advanced practice. Today, we present the same tired North hand and the same South hand except for another change in the heart spots. Once more you open with three hearts and play that contract against the same deuce of diamonds opening and diamond return. You lead out your »ce of hearts and again drop the four and deuce. Once more you want to find the best play to avoid losing more tha. two heart tricks. You itart your study by eliminating all cases where your play makes no difference. The op- ponents still hold the king, jack, ten and ..even. If those four cards are divided 2-2 all plays work out all right for you. If they divide 4-0 or king - jack ten opposite singleton seven, all plays lose three heart tricks for you. That leaves three cases to consider. The 3-1 breaks when the singleton is the king, jack or ten. If you lead your queen and the singleton is the king you will lose to the king, jack and ten and will wish you had led low. However, you will succeed in your objective if ths singleton is the jack or ten. If you lead low you succeed against a singleton king but lose three tricks against a singleton jack or ten. Hence the queen lead is correct and a low lead inferior. DOUANES FMNCA1SBS ICI (•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I Show Beat by Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — , good ones, but not at win. Jason Robards" dry voice crackled like a forest fire. He leaned forward and there was a sadness in his expressive eyes. "This is a bad time," he said, "for a stage actor to be living. And that's what I am, or want to be — a stage actor. But opportunities for stage actors are on the decline. It gets worse every year." He talked about the pure pleasure he feels in appearing on stage in a good play. He never suffers from stage fright, which is one good indication how much at home he is on stage. But it gets harder and harder to find a good play. "I honestly don't know what I'm going to do," he says. "Oh, pletely u h* enjoyi appearing in a play. He hai been fortunate — er intelligent — in picking out good movie scripts lately. There wai "A Thousand Clowns," a classia In its own way. And now he's w o r k i n g at Warner Bros. In "Any Wednesday," another hit comedy from Broadway being turned into a film. "There are no good dramas being written today," Robards says, "Only comedies. The public doesn't teem, to want dramas." Robards, like many other actors, seems to feel that the best writing nowadays it being done for the screen, rather than for the stage. And so he has Speaking U "Jutt 01 / mtpKttd, mtntkur-o hug-Mind w/g, Mst to/rf end ami tit/tint—YOU an o 'SCOOT UATHIKT Arkansas Outlook Official Publication of The Arkansas Republican Party Perry County Representative Paul Van Dalsem's place of prominence within the Political Power Structure in the Capitol Building has been well known for years. But his role In the "inner circle" was never more symbolized than by a new $154,000 state highway bridge now being built next to property he owns in Perry County. This new concrete-pier bridge over the Fourche La Fave River is part of a two-and-a-half-mile stretch of state highway 155, a gravel road which comes to an abrupt halt at the south end of the Van Dalsem property. Here is another example of the flagrant misuse of your highway tax money by the political machine, of its complete disregard for the public trust in favor of the "inner circle." Here is the story. Shortly after Van Dalsem cleared over 300 acres of bottom land he had acquired south of the little comunity of Aplin in Perry County, things began to happen along a county road that runs south from Aplin and along Van Dalsem's road. The Highway Department an nounced they were taking it into the state system, as part of highway 155, to a point just a short distance south o. f Van Dalsem's land. Then, when an old county bridge over the river to the west caved in, the highway commission let a contract for a new $154,000 bridge. This cost does not include any land condemnation or oth«. • associated expense. The new bridge is not being built at the old crossing. It is, instead, across the Fourche River at the east boundary of van Dalsem's land. . Most of the new road runs by the Van Dalsem land, and there is not a single house along the last two-thirds of thj new state road. Furthermore, the road comes to a virtual dead end at the Ouachita National Forest near the south boundary of the Van Dalsem property. Beyond this point the county maintains a lesser road that winds on through the forest. Referred to bitterly by many Perry County residents as "the South Mountain Expressway," it could just as well be called "Van Dalsem's Dead End Street." This highway, along with the governor's road near his property in Newton County and the "private driveways" in Baxter County reported earliei in the Outlook, is but another example of the "crash road program" that has increased our taxes. What kind of • road program ii this, and what reasoning except individual political favor!- tism cm be applied to it? Looking at It from a practical standpoint, the Van Dalsem road is so lightly traveled that the Highway Department hasn't even bothered to make a traffic count on it as they do on most well traveled state highways. Those few motorists who do travel the short stretch must pause in amazement as they read the gleaming sign that proclaims "Your Highway Taxes at Work." Let's look at another state highway where a traffic count has been made, showing 200 vehicles a day, but on which the highway commission has not seen fit to improve two ancient iron bridges that won't even the lightest ve- wide load. (No accommodate hicle with a doubt there are several such bridges around the state that could readily stand replacement more importantly than the Van Dalsem bridge.) The road in point is State Highway 164 in Pope County. The road runs from Highway 7 for seven miles to the Johnson County line west, .hrec of which were hard - surfaced years ago, and continuing on as a gravel road until it connects with highway 123 at Hagerville in Johnson County. Crossing Big Piney at a point where the river forks and then comes back together are two old iron bridges, with a three - ton weight limit, which are almost constantly in need of repair. Children ride the school bus over these ancient structures every day — when the water is not up over them or the low connecting stretch of road in between. Residents have been pleading for years to get the bridges replaced. A vehicle with a wide or heavy load must ford Big Piney beneath the bridges if it can, and there are commercial feed and other type trucks that use Dogt hav» played an important role in the development of brain, bone, abdominal turcery, and In the knowledge of metabolic die- easei. For' example, than art more tkan om million diabetic* in th« United Statei alone who are living useful and almost normal lives because of the experimentation done on dogs. • liuil«Mi«» IfrMMta the highway regularly. There are other such exam- pearing in a repertory company somewhere, like the community theaters springing up around the country. But they don't pay very much. "I have several families to support," he says, with that crackling voice. "I must make money." And so he does movies. He enjoys them, too, at least the WIPE OUT KILLER SHARKS JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) - Killer sharks must be attacked and wiped out, says a South African expert. Merely taking protective measures against them is a defeatist attitude, according to Professor J. L. B. Smith after years of studying sharks. first reaction in South I'll keep looking for a new play, j been working more in movie* But if I don't find one, I just; lately than on the stage, don't know." j He could, of course, do a tele- He would thoroughly enjoy ap- vision series if h« wanted to, but he refuses. "An actor in a series," h« says, "isn't in the acting business any more — he's in the advertising business." Which gets us back to Ro> bards' original thesis — that he's living in the wrong era for a man who prefers working on the stage. He talks with envy of the days of Booth and Garrick, when the stage actor was ' in his glory. Besides the quantity and quality of vehicles available, Robards also thinks those days were better financially — "Booth and Garrick were better off than any actor today," he says. While he is doing "Any Wednesday," here, his wife, Lauren Bacall, is back in New York in the hit comedy, "Cactus Flow- ier." . he says, are so high that I won't have anything left when I finally go home." pies, but we believe this case Africa to fierce wild animals, i ;,„ , , „ illustrates the point, whi:h sim- such as lions, had been to build uur pnone Dllls ' ply is that if you're not in the enclosures which they could not "inner circle" of if you don't penetrate, he said. Lo.ig and vote "right" you'll just have to bi « er experience had proved, depend on promises. The fact that Pope and Johnson are the home counties of former highway director Mack Sturgis and highway commissioner Armil Taylor shows how however, that real security was attained only by ruthlessly wiping out any of these animals that intruded where man lived. "\Ve must jeek some methods by which the shark can be elim- ... , „ the "inner circle" ignores real in . at '. d as ." .f "ger. Th ' ! needs right in their own baili- at f ' r , st sight app r an impossible task, but it is no more Blytheville (Ark.) Courier New* Page Four Saturday, April 23, 196« ME BlATIIEVrLLt COURIER NEWS The administration continues to boast that no major scandal has been found during its reign. What is the 8154,000 bridge job in Perry County but a scandalous misuse of taxpayers money by the present administration? Is it simply coincidence that this job, along with the other "private roads" reported previously in the Outlook, runs along property owned by friends of the Faubus machine? It obviously is not coincidence. And when such expenditures result in digging deeper into the taxpayers' pocket, it cannot be sluffed off as "just politics." Once again, we ask Mr. Wayne Hampton, chairman .of the Highway Comission to explain how the comission justified such road and bridge building. We believe the taxpayers are entitled to an explanation of why these roads are being built along property owned by friends of the administration. If Mr. Hampton can't make such a public explanation, then he should resign as chairman. uupossioie vnai man acmevea by the Brazilians Who succeeded in wiping out the yellow fever mosquito which had spread over the whole of their vast and difficult land." IS Years Ago -In B/yf/iev/i7e Mrs. Brad Daniel is undergoing treatment at the Memphis Eye, Ear Nose and Throat Hospital. Mrs. C. E. Crigger and Mrs. Joe Beasley were guests of Mrs. Hunter Sims when she entertained members of Wednesday Club for a luncheon at her home yesterday. Mrs. Marvin Nunn Jr. was a guest when Mrs. Denver Wilson entertained members of the CIB bridge club at her home last night. The club presented Mrs. Wilson with a going away gift as she and Mr. Wilson are moving to Osceola to make their home. Jimmy Bilbrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bilbrey, is confined to his home with measles. THE COURIER NEWS CO. B. W. HAINES, PUBLISHES HARRV A. RAINES Assistant Publisher-Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Maflacw Sole National Advertising Rtprtsentatrn Wallace Wltmer Co. Hew lork. "'ilcafo, Ditrolt. Atlanta, Meaphtt Second-class posttst paid at BlrtheviUe. Ark. Member of the Associated Pnu SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city at Birth.. vine or any suburban towa where carrier service Is maintalntd Ut par week. |i.50 per month. By nail wltbla a radln. t* H miles* $8.00 per year 15 00 for alz m °S thSl P, M '"' «»"• month., by mall, outsldt SO mill radius «it.M per year payable In advance. Mil! subscriptions are not accepted in towns and cities where lh. Courier News carrier serrlc. Is maintained. Mill subscription/ an payable in advance. NOTB; The Courier irtwi issamei no responsibility for photoiranhi mannsctlpts, enjravlni-s or mats left with It for possible publication. ^£fe(B Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine One of the marks of the present generation is a widespread policy of non - involvement or of not "taking sides." A neutral public stolidly stands by and sees a yegg committing murder and pays no heed to the pitiful cries of the victim for help. It's a lot safer to blend into the background. The one who stands up "to be counted" can easily become a target for those who do not like the way he votes or talks. But ours is "the land of the free and the home of the brave." Each one is supposed to have the privilege of having his own views and of expressing them. As a democratic people, we are supposedly a people of reason. But so often there are those who think of "persuasion" and "force" as being synonymous. To "persuade" someone to change his views, some seem to think, is to resort to force In one form or another. "argument" of some is the threat of bodily injury, property damage, or even death for the one who dares to be different from the pattern others may chart for him. And if one's livelihood depends upon a business or a profession, there is always the possibility of boycotting him to ruin him or "bring him under." If he depends upon employment, perhaps his employer can be influenced to "lay down the law" to him or to fire him. Preachers and denominational and church workers are, in the minds of many, at the top of the list of those who are not to be involved in such things, for example, as social and political issues. They are just to "preach the gospel" and not worry about the application of Christianity to the everyday problems of life. This is because there can be no separation between the person an an individual and the person as a pastor, an education di- And those who do not like a rector> „ min i g ter of music, etc. particular viewpoint sometimes are not interested in the reasoning process but will move leaven and earth to keep such 'ram being expressed. The only And to take a stand in these areas might alienate some in the church ar some the church is trying to reach, But cannot Christian business men, lawyers, teachers — and all others — excuse their own involvement on the basis that there might be a carry - over alienation that would hurt them in their business or profession? And if Christians are not to become involved in the issues of life, pray tell who is to become involved? Is not Christianity itself a religion of involvement? (Read again Christ's story of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37.) And where do we get the idea that above all the Christian is never to offend anyone? Did not Christ say: "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you"' There will not be found in all of the New Testament any grounds for Christians becoming spiritual eunuchs whose chief concern is to live peace- with the world. Christ said: "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me" (Matt. 18:24). Surely that means involvement, as Christ-followers, in all the affairs of life.

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