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Avalanche of Indifferance That Kmnded like a livelier than nsual «*ssioh of tht quorum court in Osce6la thi» week. Interert centered •bout such topic* M preservation of the dome on the Oiceola court house, Installati6n of elevator* in the Blytheville and Osceola court house* and the possible hiring of a county medical director. For those who have forgotten, the Qubrum Court is to the county judge what the Legislature was to Gov. Orval Faubus. That is, the Court, which must approve the county's budget (and aa •lien is the only agency with any supervisory view of the county judge's office), usually does nothing more or lese than what the county judge wishes. However, at times it actually exerts come influence on government. The court is made up of the various justices of the peace in the county and thus each township is (or could be) represented on it. It must have been a long, long time since anyone ran a race for justice of the peace or any group of voters became exercised about a JP's candidacy. And so, the Quorum Court very nearly has been buried under an avalanche of indifference. That's the way things happen in a democracy though. If the street is to be maintained aa a two-way thorough- fart, it mult be traveled by the pedestrian voter on tht one aide and his government on tht other. Quorum Court eould be, should be, a lively little legislature, overviewihg county budgets and counseling with the county judge. Maybe some day it will be. Now, as to those items discussed in the most recent session of the court: We've always viewed court houst steps as the legal profession's only fitness program. From that standpoint, America would be just a bit weaker if they were negated by elevators. However, the Blytheville and Osceola Bars point to a genuine need for elevators so older folk can call on county offices with more ease and dignity. In this light, the elevators seem rather neces- aary. We like the dome on the Osceola court house because it's old and because it's Osceola. However, it may be hoped that the county proceed on this with deliberate speed. It would be a shame to spend $50,000 on a sagging, leaking dome only to have this same agonizing decision in another decade, which would find the county coffers f 50,000 poorer. £*aitor6 note Keith Fuller is one of the nicer guys in the business. A few years ago (it, of course, seems like yesterday), he was Associated Press bureau chief in Little Rock. He arrives in Arkansas from time to time from his New York assignment, which must be very big because AP has no really small assignments in its general offices in New York. Last week, he returned to address a meeting of the Arkansas Associated Press Association. He told this story: Moses was leading God's people out ol Egypt. The bloodthirsty armies of the Pharaoh were in hot pursuit. Moses maintained a relatively safe lead when he was dismayed to see the Red Sea dead ahead. He called a meeting of the tribe's officialdom. 'We could gird battle. We can't go en. We must turn and fight," one offered. 'Out of the question," Moses said and an agreed that the odds would be most unfavorable for a pitched battle with the professional Egyptian soldiers. "Boats" another said, "we must build boats and cross the sea." "That," Moses said, "would take months and the Egyptians will be here in hours." Everyone grasped the wisdom of this summation and so they sat in defeated silence. Then Moses spoke. "Perhaps, just perhaps, I could raise my left arm and the waters would roll away to the left and then I could raise my right arm and the waters would roll away to the right and we could walk between the two walls of water." At this suggestion, a public relations man sprang to his feet, threw an arm around Moses' shoulders and said, 'Moses, babes, you swing this and I'll get you two pages in' the Old Testament!" * * * Overheard in a store: "And what kind of r«c«rd player do you have, ma'am?" "Stereo." "I mean, is It a console?"' "No. It sits on the floor." -H.A.H. ••tttee«t*e«etetttteet*««ei»eett*eeeeettt«tt|| I Show Beat \ hi • •* : Dick Kleiner fUTlFVOU fcOMT AWERTltf, HOIV WILL PEOPLE. KNOW You'tf HEftE?* BIOSSAT AND CROMLIY IN WASHINGTON Poor Old Republic Caught In Pressure at Both Ends Of Like World's Political Situation Completing a study of the earth's ancient climates, a government geologist has concluded that the world's continents are drifting about as actively as ever which is to say at the rate of a few feet or yards every 100 years. Most of the movement is slow and steady, but sometimes it is sudden and earthquakes are produced. Coastal California, the scientist says is sliding northward past the rest of the country. The large Caribbean Islands of Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico JACOBY ON BRIDGE NOTCH *K 10983 VAS10651 WES* CAST •/Hone • 7543 4J10887S SOOTS VQJ87 4K82 +8*3 V943 4QJ1098 *AKQ Both vulnerable Wot North EMS I*/ Bug 34> Past 2* Fu» *« Put 41* P» 4V.T. Fas 5V PM SN.T. Bass ffV Opening teed-+6 Here is yesterday's hand at over again except .hat Eas failed to double six hearts and North was left to play that contract. ! .You may recall that we announced ttiat North could make six hearts in spite of the bad trump break. Furthermore, only good play is required, not extraordinary play. The opening lead makes no difference but let's assume that East opens a club, the unhid suit Dummy, (South) wins the trick and promptly leads a trump to North's ace. West shows out and North's cinch slam looks pretty bad but it is by no means hopeless. All mat to necessary is correct timing provided that East has to follow to three leads of etch side suit. TWO tricks have ben played., The next eight tricks proceed as follows: Ace of diamonds. Spade to dummy's ace. Dummy's two last clubs on which North discards two spades. Diamond ruffed by North. King of Spades. Last spade ruffled by South. Another diamond ruffed by North. are fragments of a land connection that once existed between North and South America the geologists tell us. The islands were left behind as both continents drifted westward. + * * The scientist reports there is evidence that the Southern part of Alaska is drifting westward faster than northern Alaska. Sections of states moving faster than other parts continents leaving bits of islands behind —sounds almost as unstable as the world's political «tuation.-Macon (Ga.) Telegraph. Everyone is down to three cards and It Is North's lead East holds Queen-jack-eight of East holds Queen-jack-eigh. o hearts and South holds the nine of hearts and s couple of dia monds. North leads the six of hearts East wins with the queen or jack and must lead a heart back to North. East's second trump trick has turned out to be an optical illusion! By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NBA) Both the Far Right and the eften loosely termed New Left have done a great deal in recent times to confuse people in this country as to th real, working nature of the American governmental system. The radicals of the right, and • good many of the more traditional conservatives, have long been fond of reminding Americans that they live under a "republic, not a democracy." They mean, of course, that eurs is a system under which policy is made by popularly elected representatives, rather than by the direct participation of the people. In fact, however, rightists frequently have given this notion no more than general lip ser-, vice. They have resorted to the device of the state popular referendum to achieve, or try for, objctives they could not get through their representatives. An outstanding example was seen in California two years ago when opponents of an established fair housing law succeeded in getting it wiped off the books by referendum. As for the New Left, a bad designation intended to include — among others — considerable numbers of American students whose politics really have no *r«t tftMftif e«wt tarty rte WMt* Hwnt far • Mfrftw definition, it has gone hard for what it likes to call "participation democracy." Hot - eyed young men announce with an air'of discovery, as if the idea never had been considered before, that they wish to take part in all governmental decisions affecting them. The corollary, naturally, is that they see no reason to obey any law or decisions taken without them. These contenders for "participation" argue • they are not bound by draft laws they did not help to write, nor by taxes they did not approve. In their own councils, either in leftist societies or student organizations, they have applied the participation principle with often chaotic results. Sometimes verdicts have not been reached at all, other times they have been laboriously attained only to be overturned next day by a fresh influx of participants. The real point of all this juvenile nonsense is that it is at almost total odds with the American system—which is indeed a republic. The reason for the word "almost" is slightly more than one-third of the 50 states have provisions for initiative and referendum, which permit voters either to pass upon the work of their representatives in certain cases or to initiate legis lation for the voters' consideration. But the interesting thing, brought out forcefully in scholarly discussions on state legislatures by Columbia University's recently convened American Assembly, is that the initiative and referendum today is widely accepted as a colossal flop. A large proportion of the scholars, government specialists, politicians and businessmen at the assembly argued that with the exception of the obviously sensible referendum on constitutional change and perhaps on certain long-range indebtedness, the practice of direct voter participation in policy making should be scrapped. The reasons advanced were many. Too few voters usually take part in such decisions. Interested pressure groups, rather than the voters at large, tend to carry the day. Compromise is impossible on initiated measures. A number of interrelated existing laws may be upset by a referendum on one single matter. MIAMI, Fla. (NBA) I find H difficult to concentrate on Emerson's essay about compensation when. I am interviewing a tawny blonde in a tiny bikini. Faye Dunaway and I were sitting by the pool at the Palm Bay Club, where she is staying while making her first movie, "Mister Innocent." It is, so far, a wondrous experience for her. "But I suppose," she says, readjusting her long, blond legs, "that there is good and bad in everything. Remember what Emerson wrote in his essay on compensation. Good and bad in everything. If I think hard enough, I'll come up with something bad about this." The "Mister Innocent" company is unanimously enthusiastic about Faye. They marvel at the way she photographs beautifully from any direction. And she is a good actress — she came from the New York stage where she was in three plays. The last was the off- Broadway sleeper, "Hogan's Goat." She's a Florida girl, an Army brat, and her childhood wasn't mink-lined. "We were a poor family," she says. "Not dirt poor — we always had clothes and enough to eat. And I was the spoiled one. They tried to give me everything I wanted. But there came a time when I didn't get everything I wanted, so I decided to go out and get it myself." Her method was to study acting. This was in response to her childhood dream of Broadway stardom. And the equally Important dream of mo»J>y. "Now it's all within reach,' Faye says. In one year, she's gone from One scholar at the assembly, who spoke of the referendum but could have been slashing at the young New Left, said heatedly that "this infatuation with plebiscite (participation) de- mocrary is ill - advised and should be ended." There was no i dissent. Sunday School Lesson- By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. The letter was from a young man who had gone to Viet Nam. Caught in the midst of that struggle, he was now looking at his life with new eyes. "When I get home," he wrote to bis young wife, "I want to buy a house for us. I want something permanent and I don't want to look for some of the things we had thought were important before. When I get home, we'll buy a house." Three days later, the telegram arrived telling of his death. Beyond the poignancy of this event is the yearning in those words, "When I get home." They imply that home is ideal. Thi- is where we belong. As Robert Frost said, "Home is where, when you come back, they have to take you in." All of. the sentimentalisms concerning home come welling up. The truth is that there has been so much that has been wrong about home. The story of the break-ups, the tragedies, ihe possessiveness, the unspoken ) a t r e d s and unhappinesses which have inhabited so many Nuseholds poison the word 'home." For millions in our own country, home ii not a pret- yword. ' \ A man doesn't have to go off, to a foreign country to discover he has to return home. He can find himself in a kind of strange world, alienated by his business, by his companions, by his unhappiness. Living in the same house, he needs to come home. But what house will he buy? What are the bricks and mortar out of which he builds his dream house? The tragedy for so many is that they go through most of their years with this poignant yearning unfulfill These are the lonely ones who can never afford to be alone, persons who never really confront themselves, and who have never learned what it means to come home. Jesus spoke of an at-home- ness, the living presence of God breaking through that alienation He never put it more significantly for us than in the classic parable of the prodigal son. It is really the story of "the waiting father." It is the record of a boy who threw away his Inheritance before he came to Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News , Page Six Friday, May IS, 196« himself. Out there he kept saying: "When I get home, I'll just be a servant, for I'm not worthy to be a son." When he came home, his father was waiting to welcome him into the family circle. He was home. That's the journey many a person must make. It's coming Curare, used by some American Indians to poison the tips of their arrows, is of great medical value and it most widely used m genera! "inhalation anesthesia; especially in abdominal rorgery. It is also need in treatments of mental disorders. It is administered, either through the Baadae ot the rate*. 75 Years Ago -In Blytheville Kelso Brooks has been appointed manager of the Southwestern Bel! Teelphone Company here, it was announced today. He succeeds Clyde Shilbley who has ben transferred to Fort Smith. Andrew Moses was named president of the Cedars Club last night in an election following the montly meeting at the Hotel Noble. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. McManus have as their houseguests, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Russell, of Baton Rouge, La. Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Berry have returned from Prentlss, Miss., where they spent the weekend with relatives. Alvin Huffman Jr., E. B. Thomas and Worth Holder are in Little Rock today representing the Blytheville Chamber of Com merce at the Arkansas Community Accomplishment Contest luncheon in the Hotel Marion. her $7S-a-week Off • Broadway part to this - living at one of Miami's most exlusive clubs, I studio car to take her to and from work, her own hairdresser and make-up man. Eve* before "Mister Innocent" is finished, she has been signed by Otto Preminger for one of the leading roles in his next film, "Hurry Sundown." The word is out that she is a coming star. "I like moWey," she says. "I want things. I want a big apari- ment in the Dakota in New York — I love the Dakota. I want lots of antique Spanish furniture. I want a big car with a driver. I want lovely clothes. I want so much — but not jewels. I don't really like jewels. Another of the "Mister Innocent" cast is Michael Parks, also among that select group for whom stardom is predicted. Parks Is a fine actor, in the Brando-James Dean tradition. So far, however, his films have not been well - received. He thinks "The Bible" — in which he plays Adam — may change that, and perhaps "Milter Innocent" will help, too. "I'm not satisfied with the parts I've gotten so far," Parks says. "They're nothing. I don't think I can get the kind of parts I want in the.United States. In Europe, maybe. "I want to do something worth - while with my life. I'm not sure if acting is worth-while. Oh, maybe every other picture I feel I've cotnributed something." As for "Mister Innocent," Parks is reasonably happy with his part. "This is a job, what can I tell you?" he says. "Michelangelo had to paint the Sistine Chapel. It was a job — he had to do it. For me, this is a job I have to do." IHE BLYTnEVn.Ll COURIER NEWg PHE COURIER NEWS CO. B. W. HAINES, FUBLISHE* HARRY A. HAINT1S Assistant Publishcr-Edltof PAUL D. HUMAN Advrrtlsinr Manatir Sole National AdvertUlnf Representative Wallace IVItmer Co. New Tark, "'ilcaKo. Ditrolt. Atlanta. 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