The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 7, 1966 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 7, 1966
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To Hold America Fast That Fourth District Congressional rtce is giving every evidence of being one of those old-fashioned, down-home, potboiler* which will continue to heat up as inexorably as the sun grinds on toward the summer solstice. All the better. Perhaps a musty issue or two will be ventilated. Chales L. (Chuck) Honey, one of the candidates, spoke at Lewisville recently and viewed with a alarm the decline of religious interest and emphasis in America. We share Mr. Honey's concern. It is something which is causing considerable consternation among clerics and thoughtful laymen over much of the world. New approaches may be needed. New approaches indeed, are being explored ... and so you find coffee houses with priests as hosts; chaplains in apartment houses; and jazz masses and the like as the church responds to this challenge with innovation. Respond it must or forever lose the glittering promise of brotherhood. So much for the solid stuff of Mr. Honey's pronouncements on religion. The second premise of his Lewisville address holds that the Supreme Court's decision on school prayer "will be the most disasterous decision ever made by the ... Court." Well, it would be VL*. Of OtL,* nice to have such a pat answer as to what ails America (which is ailing less, by the way, in many respects), but, as they might have said in the Fourth Congressional District in other years, that old dog won't hunt. The Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional a prayer which was composed by a New York school board and handed down to the schools to be prayed. The prayer had a distinct Old Testament flavor (as perhaps it should in view of the number non-Christians who were made to utter it). Now, doubtless there are those who would have the school boards write their prayers for them, but there are others who would not like this arrangement. What America needs is not more prayers composed by educators, but more simple words of grace around a family table at eventide. America could use a page from the Hebrew book to re-emphasize the values of the family as a unit—a reverent, integrated, group caught in a web of love. Religion should be too dear, too intimate to be left to strangers. With it, the links of the family can be forged into a chain which will hold America fast as the storms of yet unseen or undreamed storms shriek round her. Summer of Discontent . There was a time when young ladies confided only in their diaries. And a fellow was fairly safe. But now Mt. Holyoke and Smith college girls are publishing the lowdown on dating Ivy League men and what their booklet will do to social life in the East Coast college circuit is hard telling. ,'.', It wouldn't be surprising if the publication •cooled things off this summer. True, the lad','• ies say they are simply returning the favor. "Last year Princeton researchers came out with a guide to successful dating. But we know the Princeton men had no other purpose in mind than to help shy fellows anxious to follow accepted standards Of etiquette. Princeton men are nearly always helpful fellows, you know. The damage is done. The coed's literary work is already available and now everyone can find out what the boys do and say on a date. It promises to be a summer of-discontent. A fellow doesn't always kiss a girl if she's one to tell.-Dayton (0.) Journal Herald. Robin Excites Britain An American visitor set British omitholbgi- cal circles in a twitter recently. A lady in Parkstone, Dorset, observed a strange bird with "a brick red breast" in her garden, John Grigg notes in the Guardian of Manchester. - An ornithologist identified the bird as an " American robin, as familiar to most Yankees as hamburgers and installment credit but said to be only the seventh of its kind ever reported in England. News of this event "spread on the orni- ..thologists' grapevine and people came from - all over the country to have a look at it," '. Grigg says. The robin's proud discoverer started a visitors' book and accumulated 260 signatures. Why the robin wound up in England is a matter for speculation. Perhaps, like most Americans, it is an inverterate tourist and had declined White House urgings to see America first. Possibly it was a refugee from the annual spring wave of pesticide spraying in its homeland. Most likely it simply got blown a few thousand miles off course and came to roost on the tight little island to catch its breath. It seems to have departed England now, probably to return to its native land where a robin is only a robin, not an ornithological freak, and where the major hazard is a gentle sprinkle of DDT spray, not a gabbling wall of curious human beings with field glasses where their eyes ought to be. — Milwaukee Journal. JAGOBY ON BRIDGE WEST NORTH flW 4Q105 » 1084 • AK9 + A754 EAST 498643 AKJ72 «J62 + 986 4Q105.4 * 10 3 SOUTH *A , . • WQJ975 • 873 Both vulnerable W«t North BM» SonCh .14 Piss IV Pass 1N.T. Pass 3* Pass 3V Pia 4V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— * 8 fectiveness of a club opening when you look at all the cards, and we believe that the West hand does call for a club opening, but we wonde r just how many bridge players would see the strong possibility that repeated club leads would eventually give their partner a ruff. It is seldom good tactics to lead a suit that your opponents have bid and rebid. In fact, such a lead usually comes close to being a giveaway play, but this time West had a lot going for him. To start with, he could be pretty sure that hearts would divide 5-3-3-2. Then North and South were each likely to hold four clubs. North had opened the suit and South had given a jump raise. Furthermore, West did not have any other lead with any real promise. He had no reason to open a trump and neither his spade nor diamond holding looked attractive. !••§•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••* Show Beat by Dick Kleiner MIAMI, Fla. (NBA) There's a trick in almost burn Ing down a shack. You have to know just how high tbe flames can go before you yell, "Cut," and send in the firemen so there's enough left to burn later •n. We were only 14 blocks away from Ivan Tors' studio in North Miami, yet it looked like the middle of the Everglades. It was supposed to look like that for the scene Elliot Silverstein was directing for "Mister Inno- * THAT'S NOT A PLAWET— IT'S AW The art department had designed and built a rickety saack and set it beside a stagnant pool the set designer had created. The landscaping department put up a platoon of cypress trees. The area had once been a trailer park, but in the last few years it was abandoned and tropical vegetation took over. "Watch out for snakes," assistant director Ray G o s n e 11 kept warning everybody. "They stay just outside the lights." The company was shooting at night—the flames look so much better at night — arid the shack scene was brilliantly lit. But to walk to the dressing rooms and the dining area you had to go along unlit paths and you kept imaging you heard things slithering in the darkness. The shack was a duplicate of Illlllllllllll DUUIIII Speaking U Daily Dunklin Democrat The National Association for the Advancement of C o 1 o r e d People has a right lo express any opinion that it wishes, but it also has a responsibility to be correct when it expresses those opinions. Thus when an NAACP director, speaking in Jefferson City, accuses U. S. Representative Paul C. Jones as being "raucously hostile" to the, civil rights movement, the Negro leader is hardly exercising that responsibility. Representative Jones was sin- led out by NAACP Director Clarence Mitchell in a speech Sunday at an annual Freedom Fund dinner in the capital. Such a description as "raucously hostile" hardly fits Representative Jones on any subject save unecessary federal spending. He has evidencd no hostility — and his record will bear this out — against either the negro or laws designed to provide equal rights and opportunities for this minority. What he has opposed, however, and apparently it has been this view that has drawn the ire of the NAACP, is favored treatment for any minority at the expense of the majority. Recently our Tenth District Congressman took to the House floor to criticize a measure that ... A letter from Portland, Maine, reads in part: "West opened the nine of clubs against my four- heart contract. He got in with the king of hearts .to lead a second club and with the ace of hearts to lead a third club for his partner to ruff. I had to lose a; diamond later on and wound up one down. My partner claim* that I overbid. DMII?" •The answer to our reader it that he did not overbid at all. He had a full opening bid opposite hit partner's club opening, plus a fit in clubi, «nd wai fully entitled to force to game. Furthermore, the faint contract was a good om an' cor 1 -' have been mid* afainit any toad but a:club. W* think that, butted of fussing at South, North should have congratulate* West on « beautiful opening lead. ;jt ii pretty eaw to »ai tin «f. lit, we an// tarn m/nori/" are sure to have some second Informed and able to inform, thoughts before July 1 rolls around: — Withdrawals could come when some candidates run out of campaign funds and discover that there are just not enough financial backers in the state willing to put up money on a "losing horse." .— The inevitable polls, whom some will be able to afford, should scare at least one or two off the "track." And, don't forget what can happen — and frequently does — in smoked-filled rooms. These are three of the reasons and if they ask why we deserve a "U" in our name, tell them self. When Quinn threw the lantern, the gas would be ignited and the fire was off and running. At "Cut," Cook would turn off the gas. Producer Jud Kinberg had two companies of North Miami firemen standing by. They would souse the flames when the scene was shot. Kinberg estimated that the night's work would cost $70,000 — building the scene, hiring the peopl e— and it would last, at most, two minutes on the screen. "I'm scared to death," Kinberg said. "Witii this wind, the fire could get away from us.'i They rehearsed a few times. The shack blazed up but Silverstein cut it quickly. "Kill the fire," he called and the firemen rushed in and doused it. Smoke billowed up. After each rehearsal, they would have to wait 15 minutes until the smoke cleared enough to start again. They tried it for camera.. It was a good take and everyone was congratulating each other. But there was a technical hang- up—a volt meter showed a drop which indicated that the camera might have stopped in mid- scene. They had to do it again A second take was ruined by an airplane; it flew over and the sound man called the cut. Another 15-minute delay. one erected in tJie studio for in- i.. "0-K-." s «' d . Silv « r . ste ^; teriors. But tonight was to be "Light the money and we 11 go, the climactic scene, when Anthony Quinn threw a kerosene lantern on a pile of money and the shack and the money blazed up. He was to walk out calmly, This time everything was perfect. He let the shack blaze up — walls and roof a sheet .of flames — before he cut it off. The firemen rushed in with followed by the others - George £ oses , a , nd , flre . extinguishers al >d Maharis, Michael Parks, Rob- 1 br °£6 h ' " und « r «* tro -. . ., Gem & e > S'lverstein said. ert Walker and Faye Dunaway. Then the camera was to catch decisively about our exploding ] the shack, as it burned to a "I think we got it." enrollment, building program and academic surge. Maybe, if enough people begin talking, the local state legislators will count — the voters. A tour of our campus by members of the Legislative Council is also a distinct possibility. So let's show off; we have some thing here to be proud of! Student interviews might be a part of the visit so remember, if a legislator asks you a question, your reaction could have a to question whether all those i considerable influence on h i s now in the race will last it out. opinion. And, in the end there could be no more than four among whom to choose. Arkansans, I believe, have a In short, if we care enough about the future of our institution, maybe the guys who wield real choice this year — weigh-'too. ing carefully those that have! offered their services — evenj if there aren't eight in the run- trie power in Little Rock will, ning at the finish. Arkansas State College Herald The Arkansas Legislative Missouri Weekly Kennett, Mo. Governor Hearnes's assessment this week of Missouri's potential as the ranking outdoor recreation state in the nation is not far from the mark in our opinion. The state possesses Council has shined a glirner of vast potential in oudoor rec- recognition - and hope - on'reaction, one that challenges the Arkansas State's drive for uni- imagination of both private and versity status. Now it's up to j governmental developers, us as students, to make it grow j Southeast Missouri has a into a statewide spotlight. ] stake in this development as We've endured promises, as-, well, since a portion of this area would compensate negroes for . t - and [rustra tions for a 0 { Missouri offers some clearly ,,.:,n«n.«,,nn s ™mmit.t«i ^ tjme Qve] . ^ problem of | outstanding . facilities that are transgressions against their race 200 years ago. Representative Jones was critical of this plan, as well he should be. The Kennett legislator does not have the kind of voting record that should earmark him For irresponsible abuse from the NAACP. Indeed, Representative Jones has sought, during his legislature tenure, only responsible legislation for both the minority and majority of Americans. 'This hardly makes him "raucously hostile" to anyone — except those who seek special favors at the expense of the rest. Poragould Daily Press There's a feeling in some quarters that the present field Arkansas on the Democratic ticket will shrink somewhat as the campaign progresses. It lakes big money to run a gubernatorial campaign — at least a quarter of a million dollars is mentioned, and sometimes more. And, it's difficult to see how so many candidates can find so much. Offices, campaign headquarters, staffs, transportation around the slate, advertising help, and maybe some "entertainment" are important adjunct* to the office-seeker. Those candidates who bellev that it isn't going to be expen. sive to campaign this summer getting that "C" in ASC changed to a "U," but here is an opportunity to do something about yet undeveloped. The rivers and lakes of Southeast Missouri, coupled with the vast reserves is rather than gripe among) O ffer a challenging potential that at the moment lacks less ourselves. The Council has adopted a proposal, spearheaded by Sen. Fred Stafford of Marked Tree, scenery than anything approaching resort facilities. It is in this area that Southeast Missouri is to "make a study of the feasi- i woefully lacking. bility of g r a n t i n g university status to Arkansas State College in Jonesboro." And that study, if its findings are favorable, could mean the drafting of a university status bill in the General Assembly in January or, if it isn't favorable, the scraping of the whole' idea- for another two years. Recomen- dation for the bill by the Legis-. lative Council, now in session, might "get us over the hump," as Dr. Carl R. Reng, president of A-State, puts it. Dr. Reng has some definite ideas about how students can make individual contributions toward achieving our goal next year. For one thing, the true A top-notch resort hotel, developed in the foothills of the Ozarks near some of Southeast Missouri's beautiful lakes and rivers, should prove to be highly successful. One of the reasons this area of the state has never received tourists in large numbers can be traced directly to this absence of adequate resorts. Tourists are no longer attracted to areas where facilities are still rustic and where resort facilities have a lineage that dates, back to pre-depression days. Old-timers may bemoan this passing of rough and crude resorts, but the truth is, the modern-day tourist has become representatives of the College I both affluent and discrimi- and its possibilities are the stu- --"-dents, both, on campus and at home. When we trek to our home towns this summer, why not take a little school pride with us and "talk up A-State." Although the news of our university push is spreading, some sections of the state, especially the entral and southern, are still .•elatively uninformed.. Tell your parent* and friends about ui. Be wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiinii iinuiiiimniiiiiiiiiwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiipiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii IIHIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!II«IIIIIII«IIIII nating. We are hopeful as Missouri'! outdoor recreation industry develops .that Southeast Missouri's resort and recreation industry will grow along with it. The tourist dollar, especially when viewing from the influx of thousands of out-of-state visitor!, will make an invaluable contribution , to Uhe economy of the state' and Southeast Missouri. Four Saturday, May 7, 1966 crisp. But Silverstein wanted to Blytheville _(Ark. ^Courier News save the shack for another shot — a long shot, from either a helicopter or a cberry picker, of the fire growing s m a 11 e r and smaller as he pulled away. So !ie w a n t e d a big.roaring fire — but still he wanted the shack to be saved. Special effects man Willis Cook had rigged the fire — gas pipes led into the building it- 75 Years Ago -In BiythevH/e The Mirror Room of the Hotel Noble was transformed into a carnival scene for 70 members of the younger set when Melba Pryor and Dick Reid entertained members of the senior class with a dance. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Haynes announce the birth of their first' _...,„, child, a son, born May 5 at left witt > ««« possible Walls Hospital. He has been named Samuel Kent. THE BLYTBEVn.LS COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HALVES. PUBLISHES HARRY A. HAINES Assistant Publishrr.Edltof PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager So); National Advertising Representative Wallace Witmcr Co. New Vork, "Mc«o. Ditrdit. Mtanta. MrrnpMt Second-class postage paid ; at Dlvthefille. Ark. Member ; of the Associated Pret;, SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythe- tille or any suburban town (Then carrier sertlce is maintained 35c uer week. 51.50 per month. B; mail within a radlui 01 30 miles. S8.00 per year $5.00 for tlx months. S3.00 for three months, by mail, outside 50 mile radius flS.00 ner year payable In advance. Mall subscriptions are not accepted In towns and titles where The Courier News carrier serrlce li maintained. Mall subscriptions uc payable in advance. NOTE: Tn« courier »em assuuiea uHinnnnM^ Osceolo Times When Representative Kenneth Sulcer first started talking to us about running for governor, we discouraged him. It appeared that he would not get the support of "The Establishment," local or over the state, and we couldn't conceive of his having any connections, or angles, that would bring him any big - money financial support. But there never has been any way to discourage Kenneth Sulcer. That big, bright smile of his is forever flashing. So when he definitely said he was going to file, we wrote him a small check and gave him our blessings and the support of this newspaper. Why not? He is a good customer of ours — he is a "home town — boy." This past week, two of the most-prominent of the local old line politicians approved our actions with their own comments. They both said: "There wouldn't be any point of my opposing a local candidate for governor and Kenneth Sulcer is going to carry his home county and he is going to lurprise many people with the size of his vote over the State.", ;.•"''•... Representative Kenneth Siil- cer is'self • confident without being egotistical; he is a great talker, but he is also a careful listener. . , . , Actually, with his H-years in the state legislature,' he n«i more actual ;experience in itate government, and has mad* knowledge of the state'! problems, md opportunities, than any of the candidate!. He is an independent and always has been a independent. He has no political scars, or obligations. ~ And his legislative record u outstanding. He has authority and.obtained passage of more beneficial legislation than any other member of the House. Check thai statement and sei for yourself. Kenneth Sulcer is a very personable candidate and reports from Little Rock are that he projects forcefully and attractively over television. When folks talk to him about being "an unknown," he just mentions McMath, Cherry arid Faubus who were the unknown underdogs when they were elected. One of Governor Faubus' best local friends said last week, "There is no question but that Kenneth is better qualified to be governor today than Orval was when he first ran -.nd won." •' What could all of us in Misi sissippi County lose by supporting Kenneth Sulcer for governor? • ~ . . U he is a "long-shot" then that's the way we like to win. ; K tie does not go into the run-off, then he and his friehdi will be in a key position to say who will be elected Govcr4 nor of Arkansas. That political' influence could be very useful to! Eastern Arkansas and to Mis-! sissippi County, .' If the so-called "P o I i t i c a ( Leaders" of Mississippi County.. are not going to come on ou'il and actively support Kenneth] Sulcer,'then it looks like that! We, the People will have to doj the job and that will be alright,!. too. Jll II1I1MIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIUI IIIUIHUUlaft

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