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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 17, 1966
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Mr. Sulcer's Homework As events continue to unfold (unravel?) in Little Rock, it becomes in. creasingly apparent that in addition to gome changes of some sort in top administrative people, the administration needs new writers. Some time back, we suggested that Winthrop Rockefeller was putting their stuff together under a pseudonym, but this merely in jest, ( you understand. Now, we're not so sure. I During the past week for example, there has been the disclosure that some consideration evidently is being given to instituting impeachment of the Highway Commission or some members thereof at a special legislative session and that Ernest Maner, late of the State Workmen's Compensation Commission and now a hearing examiner for the Social Security Administration has repudiated his $3,000 per year state pension. Mr. Maner draws a $15,000 salary in his present federal post and his pension payments will increase to $6,000 annually when he turns 65. Mr. Maner announced that for the time being he will accept no more payments from the recently-revealed pen- sion plan which he designed. In effect, his renunciation of th« pension is an indictment of it. If th* pension plan, which covers those wh« have served on any of thret state commissions, was a good thing prior M Kenneth Sulcer's detailed explanation of it, then it is no less good because Mr. Sulcer pointed a finger at it. If, on the other hand, it was not right and just at its inception then it is a time for head hanging for those legislators who lent their approval to the bill and for those who inspired and sponsored it. Mr. Sulcer lent stature to hi» campaign by putting the spotlight on a re- tivement program, which, though written for members of the Workmen'* Compensation, Public Service and Commerce Commissions, has the curious feature of embracing time any of these commissioners may have spent in county government. Mr. Sulcer is showing signs of having spent much of his time in the Legislature attending to his homework. I» it possible he may know where other bodies are buried? A Better-Late Signal Automatic, bell-ringing, light-flashing warning signals have been installed at that railroad crossing on Highway 18 at Carmi, near the Mississippi-Craighead county line. It was at this crossing that John Marr, Blytheville realtor, lost his life in March. We can only offer the hope that some editorial writer on some other day not be merely re-writing the on« which appeared in this space following Mr. Marr's tragedy, but until warning blinkers are installed at the Kentucky and Moultrie crossings here, we're really not too optimistic this won't be the case. Sbow Beat by Dick Kleiner 'urt BE OPTIMISTIC, MAYW THAI'S A crt«!t Of U.S. In A Colonial Role HOLLYWOOD (NBA) "Paps Hemingway," A. E. Hotchner's best - selling personal memoir of his good friend, may be heading for the movie screen. And this automatically poses a problem. Who is there among today's actors who could play Emest Hemingway? "The first night I was here on this trip," Hotch says, "I went to a party and everybody began making suggestions. Jack Lemmon was playing the game and I began imagining how he would look in a white beard." Hotch has one candidate himself, based not so much on physical resemblance as on a similarity of spirit. He is A 1 b e r t Finney, and, of course, it would depend on whether or not lie could lose his English accent. A. E. Hotchner has for many years made a specialty of adapting Hemingway stories for the television screen. And now he has written this excellent book. It was, he says, something he had to do. "When someone like Hemingway dies," he says, "it is very hard to face up to it. For me, this book was the only way I could bury Ernest Hemingway. Now I think he is dead for me, at last." Another tough casting problem is facing William Wyler, who is now preparing to shoot "Patton," a film biography of It Is not true as Americans sometimes lament, that Viet Nam seems unable to throw up a truly national leader. It has thrown one up—one of that generation of charismatic liberators good and bad that Included Mr. Nehru, President Sukarno, and many others. Unfortunately, President Ho Chi Minn is a Communist, and so useless for American purposes; moreover, he is now identified with one side in a civil war, and is no longer therefore fully national. But the surest way for the Americans to make him national again would be to tt.Se on the role of sole government, and therefore, in the eyes of many patriotic Viet Namese, sole oppressors and sole enemies. We must hope that President Johnson will be wise enough not to be pushed into that trap. But he ought to understand why it is an everpresent threat. For if colonialism may be defined as the use of one country by another for its own purposes, the United States Government is playing something very much like a colonial role In Viet Nam. It wants to contain China, and Viet Nam, unlucky in its geography, happens to provide the battleground. True, various Saigon Gov- ernments (which it helped to bring to and maintain in power itself) have asked it to stay, but we are constantly being shown how un- represnetative these governments are—at least as unrepresentative as some that might have asked it to leave. It Is probably true, too, that most people in South Viet Nam would prefer not to be ruled by Communist; the Viet Cong, like the government forces, have given manifold reasons for making themselves hated. But what most Viet Namese surely want most of all is that the war should end. R is a war that the very highest motives of the Americans do not excuse. — The Guardian, Manchester, England. meditations— "Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers."—Psalms 122:7. Prejudice, ignorance, bitterness and, above all, selfishness, are the great obstacles to peace.—Joseph A. Tytheridge, D.D. BIOSSAT AHD CftOMLEY IN WASHINGTON Bob Kennedy Is Leading In 72 Presidential Race will be budgeted at more than !10 million ... The part needs an actor like Jason Robards ... for a big pantomime scene in "Mister Innocent," director Elliot Silverstein had his actors keep time to a recording of Herb Alpert's "Spanish Flea." It gave the scene the pace and rhythm he wanted. You won't hear the ' By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Never in U. S. history has there been as much genuine interest as there now is in a presidential election six years away. The popular and political concern really narrows to one question: Who will succeed President Lyndon Johnson as Democratic nominee in 1972? The early calcualling, supported by an occasional poll; has to favor Sen. Robert F. Kenedy of New York. sling Republicans, unless they Now Bob has jumped ahead meantime have managed to up-|as "the" Kennedy spoken of in presidential terms. He is mel- set a still driving Lyndon Johnson in 1968. Nothing, of course, is sure in politics. Vice President Hubert Humphrey could gain the White House by one circumstance or another, and thus delay a new turn toward the Kennedys. The odds run the other way. No one can foresee what Johnson himself might do to try to assure a successor nominee of his own choice. Most U. S. president have exhibited neither grace nor crucial influence in JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH <D) n AKJ953 VK108Z • 102 + AQ WEST EAST A 108742 elk Void »73 ¥9654 4>Q76 4853 #J10S 4987852 SOUTH *AQ6 VAQJ * AKJ94 + K4 North-South vulnerable West Nortt Eatt Sooth 1* Pass 4N.T. Pass 5» Pass 5N.T. Pass 6V Pass 7N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 J. Today's hand came from a New York reader with the request that we settle an argument about the laws of contract. He writes, "I guess I must . have been too excited about my big hand. Anyway, I checked for aces and kings and got to seven no • trump in a lot less time than it takes to tell you about it. West opend the jack ; of clubs and I counted 13 tricks. Five spades, four hearts and two each in diamonds and clubs. So I spread my hand and claimed my grand slam. "West looked my hand over carefully and announced that he held all five spades and the guarded queen of diamonds and , I would tn. down one because I only had four spade tricks. I replied that I would lead out my ace of spades and would have • proven finesse after East .•bowed out on the first spade lead. West contended that I , could not finesse since the fl- MM* was not proven at the time of the claim. The laws seem to bear him out but it seems very unfair to me that I am deprived of a grand slam on a technicality. What is your opinion?" Our opinion is that the rule did work an injustice on South but laws are laws. So many arguments arise from premature claims that we strongly advise anyone to be absolutely sure of himself before making any claim at all. It is even more unfortunate that South did not play the hand out. The laws prohibit any finesse after a claim but if South had played on, he could have made his contract without a finesse. South could take six tricks in hearts and clubs before going after svdes and diamonds. That would bring West down to seven cards and he would have to upguard his queen of diamonds in order to hold on to all five spades. That would give South a third diamond trick and his grand slam. The plain fact the existence I the trans i lion to a new torch- on the political scene of two v, earer brothers of the late John F. " Jf ^ ^ K&A ^ as they do today, Johnson would have a very difficult time gaining the nomination for Humphrey or Kennedy is one prime reason for the great show of interest in 1972. More or less continuous random cians and voters in the American hinterland suggest that large numbers can hardly wait to vote for another Kennedy for president. In part this reflects a transfer of affection once given the late president. But it also seems to reflect a wide conviction that John Kennedy's election signaled the Rise of the Young, and that this interrupted revolution must be resumed as quickly as possible. ° ther Robert A year ago, the "Kennedy phenomenon" was just as real but interested political figures were not sure whether the mantle would fall upon the New York senator or his young brother, Sen. Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy of Massachusetts. The aura of the "r u t h 1 e s s young man" still clung to Robert Kennedy. Unfriendly, vocal liberals kept the image alive. . Meanwhile, Ted was m o v i n g The Kennedy prospect poses j well — as he still is. He looked serious problems for the stag- to many like the better jet. Jen George Patton Jr. It music when you see the film, sut the action will havt the neat Silverstein wanted. It's been a busy and expensive off - season for the hero of Hogan's Heroes, Bob Crane. All he's been doing is promoting the show — traveling all over, making speeches, appearing at benefits, MCing, autographing, smiling. But he hasn't made a cent. This is in accordance with past experience — he realizes the importance of promotion but he has a rule about taking money for such appearances. "You either ask a lot or nothing," he says. "If you ask $50 you're a piker. Ask $1,000 and you're a star. Ask for nothing and you're a big man." When Crane was first establishing himself as a radio personality here, in one year hs made 265 appearances at various functions. He says he wound up in the hospital — he gained 25 pounds overeating — but he also wound up with the name-he wanted. "But this has been the first time in many years," he says, "that I haven't had a pay check coming in. Radio was a 52- weeks-a-year proposition. But they don'tpay television stars during the break. "Of course, I own a piece of Jogan's Heroes and, theoretically, I get a piece of the merchandising action — we've even ;ot Hogan's Heroes bubblegum. 3ut nothing is coming in yet from any of that. "Every week, I take some- hing out of my savings account and put it in the checking account. But I'm having fun meet* ng people — my wife says I should have less fun and make more money. "She's kidding. I hope." lower and more relaxed. His wit, always present, is showing more. His public utterances iiave had automatic "clout," and with a notable exception or two, good political effect for him. Doctrinaire liberals and intellectuals who opposed John Kennedy and fought Bob's election in New York have swung his way. Like his brother, he could win a nomination without them. Yet it helps a little that they no longer pillory him. His real strength is voters who remember his dead brother, and with politicians who know they remember. If this condition holds through the years ahead, the opinion polls will be his staunch allies. He need not worry now — and he does not — about building a field organisation or encouraging "Kennedy men" to beat "Johnson men" or "Humphrey men" in Democratic races across the country. Demonstrated strength draws support — and money — easily. Much that Is unpredictable will occur between now and 1972. But it may take at least a cataclysm or two to so alter things as to deny Robert Kennedy high prospects in that year. IS Yean Ago -In Bfytfievi/fe A third grade room of Central School was.invited to the Jesse Taylor home yesterday for an afternoon of games following school. Martha Shelby and Jesse Taylor, Jr. entertained wi.h the play party for the class and the teacher, Mrs. W. S. Rayder. Miss Mary Jo Eaton of Blytheville has been elected treasurer of Galloway Hall at Hendrix College for the coming year it was announced by school officials today. Mrs. N. F. Marshall was hostess to members of tbe 8-50 Club last night for an evening of play ing Liverpool Rummey. She vited as guests Mrs. Tommy Tinker and Mrs. A .G. Bahn. The Walker Park Swimming Pool will open Sunday for tile summer season, it was announced by the Chickasaw Ath- etic Club this morning. Russet' Vloseley will manage .he poo! again this year. Written for Newspaper lids or near the eyes does not give you relief within two weeks a thorough checkup by an al- T\nffnv Civi Enterprise Association a thorough checkup by an ISUCl'Ur Jt* W By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D.'lergist would be advisable. Q - My eyes feel finfe all rays of the sun and the disinfecting action of the oxygen in the air. If so - called swimmer's ear — an inflammation of the outer ear canal due to bacteria or fungi — catches up with you, gen- fhe Water clean. In pools, pub-1 tie flushing of the canal with a solution of acetic acid and alcohol is often, all that is needed to clear it up. A person with a (Last of two related columns) Outdoor swimming, whether in a pool, lake, river or ocean is attracting ever increasing crowds. This very fact iifc-reases the danger of infections unless precautions are taken to keep lie or private, this requires filtering and chlorinating the water and cleaning the bottom. The pool filter should be perforated eardrum should not checked at least o-f e a week to make sure it is working and the chlorine content should be tested daily. Many owners of home swimming pools prefer iodine or bro- chlrm,e as a disinfectant, because they are less irritating to the mucous membranes. The eyes, ears, throat, nose and nasal sinuses are the parts most likely to become infected. The sources of the infection may be rain that has fallen through air that is not as clean as it looks, drainage from he soil and germs from the bathers themselves. Fortunately, this pollution is subjected to extensive dilution, the germ • killing j risk such an infection by swimming without waterproof earplugs. Q — I am a housewife. My eyes burn and water and the doctor hs not been able to help me. What do you advise: A— In many cases such «ye discomfort is caused by rubbing salt from the fingers or eyebrows into the eyes or by a hypersensitivity to the soap or cosmetics used. Another frequent cause Is a high level of air pol- luion but this would also cause you to have a chronic, hacking cough. If soothing eye d r o p a have failed and if switching to a plain white unscented soap and avoiding cosmetics on the] day but at night they feel like they're full o! sand. There is no matter coming from them. What could cause this and what should I do? A — You have conjunctivitis. Try applying cold, wet compresses for 10 minutes two or three times in the evenir.f. For possible causes and furth r treatment see the preceding question. The word martinet, a military term used dto- paragingly to describe a strict drillmaster, orig- nated in the French army during the reign of Louis XIV. Jean Martinet was a lieutenant colonel and Inspector general of Infantry who drilled' his men relentlessly. He wu accidentally allot by. his own artillery while leading an assault at the siege ot Duisburg in un. C litf«IWM«i MMMki Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newi Page Six Tuesday, May 17, 1968 IHE BLYTBEVn.L» COURIER NEWS FHE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, PUBLISHES HARRT A. HAINtiS Assistant PubUshrr-Editoi PAUL O. HUMAN Advertising Manager lole National Advertlslni Representative Wallace Winner Co. New Tor*, "jjcaro, Ditrolt. Atlanta, MemphM Second-class postage paid at Blvthertlle, Ark. Member ot the Associated Pnea SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city ot ulythe- Tille or any suburban town where) carrier service 1* maintained 3Se pet week. S1.30 per month. By mall within a radltif of M miles, $8.00 per year $5.00 for 111 months, 53.00 for three months, b maU, outside 50 mile radius S18. per year Datable in advance. Mall subscriptions are not accepted in towns and cities where The Courier News carrier service !• maintained. Mall subscriptions exe payable In advance. by .M NOTE: The courier Item usomee no responsibility for photographs manuscripts. .engravings or mat! left with It for possible nublluUOB. 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