The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 30, 1966 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 30, 1966
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Sophisticated Subversion? Will a new federal law affecting voting and a new state law revolutionizing voter registration in fact have any effect on politics in Arkansas? This is the question candidates are ask. ing themselves as time draw* nearer for campaigning and voting in the summer's primaries. The pressures of new voting mandates are beginning to emerge. Whether or not the results will be altered is something which won't be known until the registration lists close 20 days prior to the elections and the votes are tabulated following the election. But there will be changes, most feel. One of the most serio«» observers of southern and eastern Arkansas election practices is Rev. Benjamin Grinage. Rev. Grinage appeared about a week ago before Arkansas' Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Following his testmbny before the committee, Rev. Grinage freely admitted that he at- temptefl to establish the fact that irau- dulent voting practices have been common in eastern Arkansas for years. He said he did not include Mississippi County in that charge because he has not investigated conditions here. If he was successful in establishing the premise that fraudulent voting practices have existed in other years, then he feels he may convince the Civil Eights Commission that it should request federal poll watchers for Arkansas. "They wouldn't come in to run our elections," Rev. Grinage said, "they would be here to observe." Since the Commission is not an enforcement but rather a study group, presumably the poll watchers would gather material which they would forward to the Commission for its perusal. And would tht poll watchers be asked to viiit only eastern Arkansas? "Well, no," Rev. Grinage, who is Arkansas project director for the Student Non-violent Co. ordinating-Comrmttee, laughed, "aa a matter of fact, we've suggested they might want to take a look at things up in Madison County." And so the stage for the 1966 primaries and general election ia being set. The Arkansas Republican Party may expect to do some poll watching in that general election, too. Neither SNCC nor the GOP (and you talk about bedfellows!) are trying to pick that occasional nit. Rev. Grinage claims his iftvestigat- ors two years ago found between 400 and 500 'raudulent absentee ballots in a single box. "We found more than 100 applications for absentee ballots signed in the same hand," he reported. Well, the significance of this sort of ballot manipulation anywhere in Arkansas is pretty obvious for the remainder of the Arkansans. It means that a supposedly democratic process is being subverted. Ten people, for example, study the issues, review the candidates and vote for Candidate A. At that same instant, 400 votes are being dumped into a south Arkansas box for Candidate B. See the significance? Elections of the future may be different. "At least they'll be more sophisticated in the way they do it," a somewhat pessimistic Rev. Grinage concedes. THAT YOU'RE OU> eNOLJ^H TO VOTE, SUFU HOPE YOU'LL VOTE FOR ME." ^ Of Speaking Up The Liberal Arts There is much confusion today about the meaning of "liberal arts." However, It doesn't mean going to college on the old man's dough, with a car, a liberal allowance and no specific educational goal, as som« believe— with justification. It really doesn't mean that protestation takes precedence over hard study. It doesn't mean that a long week-end at a swanky resort is mandatory. It doesn't mean that wolf cries of "freedom" excuse any unseemly actions. Actually, one who is truly absorbed in liberal arts should know that freedom, without order, ii chaos. Technically, liberal arts come from th« Middle Ages when students had to pass elementary and secondary divisions of study to acquire a master's degree. The elementary division consisted of grammar, rhetoric and logic. The second division, the quadrivium, consisted of arithettic, geometry, music and astronomy. In recent times the liberal arts have been expanded to include philosophy, psychology, foreign languages, literature, history and physical and social science. Despite the abundance of much misleading material, one who pursues the liberal arts doesn't have to grow a beard or use a beer bottle for a telescope. He doesn't have to see authority as the plague and if he bathes fairly often and keeps his hair off his neck it doesn't mean that he will, perforce, end up in the John Birch Society.—Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NOB-IB AQ2 V 107652 *AJ7« WEST BAST 410 AJ6* VKQJ93 ¥43 • 10 •QJ86S2 *S109342 *Q5 SOOTH (D) 4AK9S75S VA • AE94 #3 Both vulaertble West North Eart Sooth 24k 3* Dble. Pass 34k Put 44 Paat 4N.T. Past 8* Pass 5N.T. Pass 6<s> PUB «* Bat* Pass Pass Opening lead— V K. tempted to cash a heart trick. Mike Gottlieb who sat South ruffed in his hand, ruffed a low diamond with dummy's deuce of spades, cashed dummy's queen of spades and led a third heart. Bast showed out. Mi k e spread his hand and announced, "Squeeze for balance." The opponents made him play the hand out but they had no defense. Mike ran off all his trumps. He discarded down to the ten of hearts and ace-jack One test of a really great bridge player is the ability to look ahead in the play. Here is a hand that helped the famous Four Aces team win the Vanderbilt Cup some 30-odd years ago. The game was team of four and both South players reached six spades on identical bidding and the play for the first three tricks was the same. The king of hearts was opened and taken by South's ace. Then South attempted to cash his ace and king of diamonds only to have West ruff the second diamond. When the late Sherman Stern* of the Aces (at West lie played a low club at trick four. South won with dummy's ace, ruffed a club hi his hand, ruffed a low diamond, ruffed back to his band, ruffed hit l»t lew diamond with the queen of trump trick to East's jack to be trumps and eventually lost, down one. At the other table West at- of clubs In dummy before leading his last trump. This forced West to discard down to one club in order to keep a high heart. Mike discarded the ten of hearts from dummy and poor East had to discard down to Arkansas State College Herald School elections have again come and left with the same accusations being made on each side that one party is the true representative of the students and that the other is a group of Greeks set on running the cam' pus. It is now time that plans be made for next year to give the Independents a true voice in the selection of candidates — not only in voting for them. Each year there is an independent running for some major office or another, but it is tune for independents to have a greater voice. Through each election Greek organizations have joined to form two parties. Why be content with only seeking independents votes, but give them t voice in the. parties? This proposal could be pul Into effect by giving each dormitory representation. Off-campus women would be represented by the Off-Campus Women's organization, and a similar group could represent the men. Such an arrangement would not only make parties more democratic, but would cause mor« one club also in order to keep from tstablishing Mike's nine of diamonds. Quite a few players would have recognized the squeeze from the South seat. I wonder how many would have seen it coming from the West seat and ruined it as Sherman did with his club lead at tire kfour. interest and votes by non- "... It't /«f—/ M itrangt ofceirf LIKING a show that't iftnmti by wntthing that ityi KM!" The best way to obtain more independent interest in Student Government elections and to obtain a better SGA is to let more students have a voice in selection of their representatives. The end can best be accomplished by giving more students a voice in campus parties. Democrat Argut Caruthersville, Mo. Democrat Argue Speaking Up Representatives from Pemiscot, Dunklin and the southern part of New Madrid counties met Tuesday at Hayti to discuss plans for a junior college in Siis area. Most opinions expressed have been favorable to suc(i a col lege. A few 'oave stopped to consider what such a college will cost, and Sie fact that the tax levy will probably go up. There seems no reason to think the tax levy won't go up if we secure a junior college. But we think the answer to that is what has already happened in Kennett. Two industries seeking a new home rejected Kennett because of no facilities tor higher education within a 30 to 40 minute drive. With Caruthersville on the move - and the tempo picking up every day — wouldn't it be foolish to remove the rear wheel of our fast moving economy to save the cost of the tire? Lack of progress is mere costly. A junior college it of vital ••iiiiliiiiiiiiniiiniiii liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimi importance to the economies! growth of the bootheel. This should b« thoroughly considered before anyone pours cold water on the junior college plan. Pine Bluff Commercial The recommendation of t h e Army Engineers not to dam the Buffalo River is one of the best pieces of news to come out of Washington since the Engineers set out to dam the Arkansas River. General William F. Cassidy, in a letter to the governor, announced that he "was recommending that the Buffalo River not be damned in favor of making it * part of the national river program." The conservationists seem to have won out over the naturally beaverish tendencies of the Engineers. General Cassidy is to be complimented for his fina: decision, particularly in light ol the Engineers' long established habits. Governor Orval E. Faubus deserves the thanks of conservationists for the vigorous fashion in which be came out last year for saving the Buffalo. The members of the Ozark Society and conservationists throughout the state can pause for a moment in their lobbying to celebrate. But only for a moment. There is such a thing as being disorganized by the sudden prospect of victory. And this victory is too important to future generations to be lost this late in the game. Dr. Nell Compton, the president of the Ozark Society, celebrated the Engineers' recommendation as "the most significant development so far" in the battle to save the Buffalo, but Dr. Compton immediately went on to say that now is the time for all good conservationists to come to the aid of the cause. He described having the Buffalo included in the national rivers program as an "urgent responsibility." Today is a good time for conservationists to write their senators and representatives about the Buffalo. As for nature lovers in the Fourth District, they will have to settle for writing their senators. Caruthersville Journal Caruthersville, Mo. Last week the City Council made ao impressive stand call- ng for the cleaning up of junk yards and removal of old build- ngs which should haw beei orn down long ago. Their en- husiasm was quite commendable and their thinking much in ine with the leaden of the City Beautiful campaign which his appealed for a year-round effort of beautifying our community. We not only support tht acttoii they took but we urge that their program be carried out fully. It has been too common for simplier plans to be abandoned after the initial stanc (and show) was made, therebj allowing conditions which prompted the action. Unless the ordinances are enforced universally they are worth no more Sian the paper on which they are written (even less). There has been public pressure on several of the property owners to clean up their mess without legal action and some of these efforts have been spurned with great indignation In cases such as these where the property is truly a public nuisance, then it is up to the proper authorities to take action as the Council has com' mitted itself to do. Many problems exist in the realm of upgrading our city and to start with the projects envisioned by the City Council is, we believe, most appropriate. Much of it will take time but time should be no excuse for putting off, sidetracking or covering up these problems. They exist — everybody knows it — and to make ours a better city in which to live we should make every effort to eliminate them The action of the Council towards the junk yards and dilapidated buildings, as well as their move to buy a street sweeper, is quite commendable and we hope it will serve as an example to be followed by private organizations and civic groups through out the community. The City Beautiful committee's suggestion of a year-round effort is a good one — we feel a necessary one — that deserves all Hie community support that any group can offer. A drive around our town will show the value of such an effort. Clean up, paint up, fix up are terms that have been used year after year but we encourage our citizens not to take them for granted. Join in and show your civic pride by helping make our city's appearance deserving of more pride. Show Beat by Dick Kleiner Much of the world's chicle for chewing gum comes from the dense jungle and mahogany forest of El Peten in Guatemala. Hittites were the outstanding historians of the ancient world. Centuries before the Old Testament, they wrote hislorlal preambles for their peace treitiei. Some North Africans ire 10 used to drinking brackish water that they take salt with them en their travels to mix with coffee. Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier Newi Page Four Saturday, April 30, IKt HOLLYWOOD - (NBA) Maybe you thought the old Janet Leigh was good enough, but wait. Be patient. Grip the arms of your chair securely. "I think we'll see a new Janet Leigh," says Robert Gist, who is directing her in "An American Dream." "I don't think she's ever gone as deep into herself to find a character as she's doing in this picture." The film may do more than Just reveal new dimensions i n Janet Leigh as an actress. It conceivably could change her life — at least, her way of thinking. "The script has me all shook up," Janet said. We were sitting in Bill Phillips' cubicle in Warner Bros, make-up department, while he did magical things to her eyes. The script, based on Norman Mailer's corrosive novel, has Janet playing a night club singer. Like everyone else in the story, her character is un- pathetic. "We're all corrupted," Janet said, as Phillips applied some eyelashes. "And it's gotten me started thinking — I can't seem to stop thinking about it." Seldom in her career, she says, has this happened. Trying to search for the example of how a previous movie role had altered her way of life, she came up with "Psycho." "I am not a brazen girl," she said, "but, since 'Psycho,' I cannot take a shower without leaving the shower door open. I must be able to see out." Janet began talking about her childhood. She's another actress — so many stars are — who was an Only child. She says that she used to play make-believe games by herself. "Once I was caught," «he said. "I had told a girl a story about myself, that I really didn't live in the house I lived in. I said that I was really a rich girl but my parents felt I should grow up with ordinary children, so every morning the chauffeur drove me to this house. And 75 Years Ago -In Blytheville Blytheville policemen were voted raises of $25. per month by the City Council last night and the chief was authorized to hire another officer to enforce traffic laws after a wrangle between Mayor Doyle Henderson and several aldermen. Mr. j»id Mrs. Donald Howard announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, April 21, at the Memphis Methodist Hospital. She has been named Fairy Lee. then I would go to school with the children on the block. "Well, the girl believed me. And at school she began asking me about it again, but one of my girl friends — who knew me very well — heard her. I was caught good." Nowadays, of course, much of the story is true. Janet has a driver, to take her to the studio because she will not drive alone after dark. She had a frightn- ing experience a few months ago. She was driving alone at night on the freeway, when a car full of young men began following her. They followed her off the freeway to a gas station, where she unsuccessfully tried to get help, and then for several miles until she managed to lose them. She isn't sure if they recognized her or not. Chances are they did. That's one of the drawbacks of stardom Janet realizes an electric gate and a brace of angry Gret Danes. She has been robbed — in a New York hotel — but it isn't her jewels which concern her. ("I only have a string of pearls and a cocktail ring.") It's her children — "They can have anything I have, if they'll leave the children alone." Insurance rates for stars, she says, are much higher than for civilians. Whenever there's a minor traffic accident, the party of the second part figures tha star is good for a wad. Every hair and eyelash in place, Janet Leigh was ready t» go to work. In her pink slacks, shirt, socks and sneakers, she was pretty as a picture - whetb er it was the old or new Janet. THE B1.YTHEVH.LB COURIER NEWS SHE COURIER NEWS co. B. W. HAINES, PUBLUHEB HARRT A. RAINES Aliiltant Publlihnr-Edttoi PAUL O. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New York, "'licago, Ditroft. Atlanta, Mcmnhal Second-class postage pa ],j at Blvthevllle, Ark. Member of the Associated Preta SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier in the city of Ulytb.e- rille or any suburban toivn vvtiert carrier service is maintained 3Sc yet week. $1.50 per month. By mall within t ttdlni ot so miles. S8.00 per year 55.00 for ill months, 53.00 Tor three months, by mail, outside 50 mtle niriiiis £18.00 per year payable in advance. Mall subscriptions are not accepted in towni antl cities where Tt« Coiiri maintained. Mall subscription! ui payable In advance. ll NOTE: Tne courier Kevra usumea no responsibility Tor photograph* manuscripts, . engraving! or mata elt with it (or possible pubUcation. The Pin* Bluff Commercial Some men «tudy history; others repeat it. And nothing 90 irritates those bent on following their own impulses than for some stick-in-the-mud to be constantly citing history, particularly if it is the same chapter and verse. The irritation of Arkansas's J. William Fulbright, for example, comeB through clearly when he speaks of those who insist on putting retreat in Vietnam today and appeasement at Munich 3fl years ago under tiie same umbrella. To quote the senator: "We must recognize that history can be misleading as well as instructive and we must avoid the pitfall of simple and literal analogy — such as the eternally repeated example of Munich, which is so often cited as an object lesson for cases which it resembles only slightly or superficially." One reason this example — this object lesson, to use the senator's descriptive phrase — of Munich is so eternally repeated is because, to paraphrase the senator again, it is so literal an analogy. Once again, an alliance is asked to back away from its commitment to a small country for a variety of remarkably similar reasons: 'It's a civil conflict. It i impossible to defend the coun- ry anyway. No one Is asking or total surrender but only a withdrawal to certain enclaves. The country is an artificial creation put together after the last world war. Its government cannot rally sufficient popular support. This will be the last ter- •itorial demsnd of an expansive deology.' The parallels, says Senator Fulbright, are simple and literal. That is true enough. If only the parallels were con- volvuted and allegorical, vague and hazy, the senator might accord them a more congenial reception, Phil Mullen in the Osceola Times Representative Kenneth Sulcer lias asked me several times to help him "shape up some issues" in this campaign for governor of Arkansas. I told him I don't know that much about politics in Arkansas and the Great Issues that need attention are political dynamite. However, ! will give one suggestion to Kenneth: Propose that the Arkansas State Highway Department start publishing a beautiful color photographic magazine about the natural beauties of this state, and about its history, ism- ilar to the magnificent Arizona Highways which I read every month. Every month, Arizona Highways makes thousands of people all over 'he world wish they could move to that Canyon State. There is almost as much scenic beauty In Arkansas, if of * different color, mostly. Publishing such a magazine wouldn't be profitable, in immediate dollars and cents but our State Highway Department could surely afford to susidize it. Why, they had |2 million to throw away the other d«y until someone stopped them.

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