The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 20, 1966 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 20, 1966
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Como Esta, You'all? • If Mississippi County were » small Latin American republic, it probably would be the only one in the past half century without a revolution to call its very own. This might not be all bad, but, still speaking allegorically, we'd be an overseas province of the Spanish monarchy, which at this time is pretty widely dispersed and at the nadir of its effectiveness. This is a place of Civic clubs, of fraternal clubs, of bridge clubs, of Parent-Teacher Associations, of church groups, of trade groups, of unions, of •upper meetings, committee meetings of cocktail parties (called "social hours" and this just in case you're invited to a social (?) hour and (1.) loathe cocktail parties; or (2) love cocktail parties), of trips, of football games. All of this is legitimate activity when kept within the bounds of reasonableness, but none of these is an activist effort. The Chamber of Commerce is action-oriented, but is largely non-political, as it should be. What should a county, or any unit of government have, then, in addition to the usual things found hereabouts? Well, writing in "Area and Power— A Theory of Local Government," one Paul Ylvisaker took on the challenge of attempting to delineate the maxims for a proper areal division of government. He saw a Utopian area of government as requiring five hypotheses. .Us* Of OeU On* of th«§« ic, in word*, "Th« compdnent arete should be constituted of sufficient diversity of interests to ensure effective d«b»te within each component and transcending communities of interest among the several Components." In other words, some interests must go beyond the acknowledged common interests (which, in this case could be agriculture, schools, highways) so as to leave room for the healthy airing of issues. This, the author continues, is necessary "to provide further insurance against stymie and parochialism." Is stymie and parochialism a local problem? Well, not an overriding one, but the shoe fits nearly too well. Thanks to over-winter activity, the state's third largest county now has Young Republican and Young Democrat organizations for the first time. Both have limited memberships and have not had the opportunity to prov« their worth. The time approaches when the county could use chapters of the Arkansas League of Women Voters, the Association of University Women, and maybe even an Urban League. The time is coming when energies devoted to fraternity will need be diverted to government. It is a maturational stage, reached when the citizen fulfills his role in a democracy. .And so we climb toward this next plateau. Helping Hand ••••••• I Show Beat \ h I Dick Kleiner 8IOSSAT AND CftOMLEY IN WASHINGTON Are We Prepared? The developing Wg story ta Washington could be this country's apparent lack of readiness to handle a war, even on the scale of the Vietnamese war. Traditionally, democracies are never ready for war even when their prophets see them coming. In the last two wars this country floundered about for a year or so, working up a head of steam and fighting with the instruments of the previous war, until we were able to catch up with the world. This may have been all right in pre- nuclear days when the oceans and our allies stood between us and our enemies. We had time to prepare. But oceans aren't worth a Johnson dime in today's scheme of things. Washington knows this, and we thought Washington had planning well in hand until the strains of Viet Nam began to (how. There was the Incredible story of buying back bombs we sold as surplus. Now come stories about poor planning of reserve training and of training bottlenecks. This is doubly shocking as the Defense Department's reputation for computer-like efficiency has been sold around the nation. What next? More personnel problems? Or material? Or both? Whatever it is, let's find it out and correct it quickly. Once more it looks as if Providence is being kind to us. If the Vietnamese war is the prelude to World War III at least we're being allowed to discover our weaknesses in time to rectify them. If we had wandered into total war these weaknesses could have been fatal.—Atlanta Journal. Red "Hero" Exhibits Feelings Of Many in Mao's "Paradise" Can The Adam Be Split There is a recommendation loose in Wash- was aware that the sponsoring committee Ington, a plan designed to split Rep. Adam Clayton Powell's Education and Labor Committee in two. But the Harlem Democrat doesn't appear to be fazed. Asked about a pending congresional reorganization plan the enter day, Powell said he wanted to "split the Adam." He said he would look into the recommendation. It was evident that he can smell a Caucasian in the kindling.—Huntsville (Ala.) Times. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NOBTH AJ983 VAKS4 • Q1098 went V98 •78542 EAST *65J VQJ72 • AK + A753 SOUTH (D) 4AKQJ07 ¥10«J + K104 Both vulnerable Wert North EMC Sotrth Pass 4* Fan Ptss Jte Opening le*4 There are situations in bridge that really call for cliches. Hard Luck Joe had just gone down at another game contrac and was moaning: "Against any one else they play like human beings. Against me they are clairvoyant!" East had won the opening lead with the ace of clubs and returned the deuce of hearts. Joe had played the three and West's eight had forced dummy's king. Later East had obtained the lead with the king of diamonds and established a heart trick for himself before Joe bad a chance to set up some diamond discards. East deserves a great deal of credit for finding the deuct of hearts lead it trick two. A lot of credit but not the sort of play mat an expert should overlook. Bast was tooktaf at that dli- " to *»""T and could visualize that South would be able to set up a diamond for a discard in two leads. Hence it was up to East to set up a heart trick for himself if he wanted to beat the four spade contract. So Joe was unlucky enough to be playing against an East who was smart enough to find the heart return but Joe was solely responsible for t!ie failur to make his contract and enc the rubber. To use an old cliche, there i no reason to send a boy on i man's errand. Joe held the ten of hearts am he should have played it on East's deuce. The ten s p o wasn't going to do Joe any goo< if left in his hand and, as i turned out, it would have hell the trick if Joe had been willing to part with it. By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NEA) Things are not always what they seem in Mao Tse-tung's Communist China. This is the story of a young Communist "hero." He was a "progressive" and an activist. When the Reds called for slogans, he wrote the most and won prizes for writing Die best. When physical labor volunteers were called for, he volunteered first and won acclaim for working tbe hardest. He excelled in athletics. He was at the head of his class in Maoist - Marxist doctrine. He was the Communist leader of his class. Whenever Communist student honor lists were read, his name led the rest. < This young red "hero" had a hobby of pigeon raising. This was supposed to be of some military value. So the Communist school officials encouraged him to join a club for the promo- « M. l» MM"-1 */•* 0 M* * ckMffM ipT It Ma dt t*Mv* wrtf tion of pigeon raising and pigeon studies. When the young "hero" joined a pigeon club, he met another student — a Communist "incorrigible." This "incorrigible" was a Catholic boy who refused to renounce his faith and subscribe to Communist doctrine. He did "poorly" in studies; his excellent work in mathematics and language was Offset by his "poor" papers on political theory. This Catholic youth was also a pigeon raiser. The two boys worked together a great deal and became friends. But they were careful never to talk politics. Time went on. Last spring the Catholic boy asked permission to go to Hong Kong for the .summer. His mother was seriously ill and he wanted to see her before she died. He assured the authorities he would be back 10 days before school opened in the fall. (If the Catholic boy had been a Communist, the authorities likely would not have let him go. They would ask why he let love for his mother interfere with his work and his studies. They would likely have condemned him. But they didn't care if this "incorrigible" went) The Catholic boy put his pigeons in the care of his young Communist friend and went to Hong Kong. No sooner had he arrived — within a matter of days, in fact — he received a letter from the Communist "hero." The letter read in part: "I feel proud to know you because you represent real strength. It is easy to go with the tide and get ahead. "But you were able to stand on your own — go against the current — which has won my deep admiration. "Now you have left this living hell. "For heaven's sake don't be stupid enough to come back. "You don't know how I envy you where you are — enjoying freedom." The Catholic boy didn't return HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Clint Eastwood drove back to Hollywood in the fancy new Ferrari he had shipped from Italy to New York. Eastwood, costar on Rawhide for eight years, struck it very rich in Italy. He made an Italian western — actually it was shot in Spain — called "A Fistful of Dollars," and it became the biggest money - maker in Europe in years. The company quickly followed up with several more and Eastwood is now one of the most important film stars on the European continent. But he's homesick. He says he has one more Italian commitment, then he'll work here. He and Bob Eaton — Lana Turner's husband — have formed a partnership and they're thinking of making an Eastwood- starred western. What homesick Clint Eastwood doesn't know is this — Eaton is hopeful of shooting that film in Australia. At 6-foot-5, John Phillip Law is a big new star. His first major film is "The Russians Are Coming," soon to be released. But already the snowball has started rolling — Otto Preminger has cast him in the lead in "Hurry Sundown," one of the major productions in '66. Law is 28 now and no newcomer. He's been knocking himself out for six years. He was a member of Elia Kazan's Lincoln Center Repertory Company — "I had the lead in Kazan's worst flop, "The Changeling'" — and has done several pictures in Italy. He's a Hollywood native. His father was a deputy sheriff in West Hollywood; his name was John Law which sort of fits. John Phillip decided he ought to use his middle name professionally to save himself a lot of quips. He's leaving for the South, where Preminger will shoot "Hurry Sundown," long before the company goes. He wants to get his southern accent authentic, not from any Hollywood vocal coach. His height hasn't handicapped him, he says, except that it's tough to get into small cars. But once, when he was in a play RECORD PARK RESERVATIONS AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) -Reservations for summer state parks vacation are running at a record rate, reports the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department It says ful [houses are expected by late May at Garner, Huntsville, Inks Lake, Lake Whitney, Corpus Cnristi, Falcon, Martin Dies Dam B, Goose Island and Fort Parker state parks. with Van Johnson, there was • moment. "Van is pretty big," Law says "But we had a scene together and, after the first time, Van said to me, 'John, you're a nice guy, but don't ever stand within 20 feet of me on stage again.'" William T. Orr, after 19 years with Warner Bros. — the last nine he headed the television department — has left to freelance a sa producer. He's now working up a property called "Picture of Success," ,- drama he hopes to get before the cameras sometime soon. "This is a good time for an independent producer," Orr says "All you have to do is put together a package — get the script, the stars, the director — and get a studio interested and you're a producer." Orr had much to do with creating the current status of television through the programs he produced at Warner Bros. So it's interesting to hear his assessment of today's television. "Television today," he says, "is all formulized. And it's very hard to get anything new and different on television today — the networks are unwilling to take a shot at something new. They prefer sticking with the tried and ture." As for the current quality of movies, Orr believes it is good — "except for a shortage of good dramatic material." He thinks most of the movie product is "gimmicky, but good." Blythevffle (Ark.) Courier Newt Page Six Friday, May 20, 1968 COURIER NEWS PHE COURIER NEWS CO. B. W. RAINES, PUBLISHES HARRT A. RAINES Assistant PubUshrr-Edltot PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advenislnf. Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New York, •••iic»so. Ditrott. Atlanta. Memphla Second-class postage paid at BlTtherllle Arlt. Member of the Associated Pnu SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blrth*- Tllle or any suburban town wher* carrier service li maintained 354 pet week. |1.50 per month. By mall within m radial of K miles, J.8.00 per year J5.00 for tix months, $3,00 for three months, by maU, outside 50 mile radius I1S.M per year navahle {„ advance. Man subscriptions are not accept* ed In towns and cities where The Courier News carrier service U maintained. Mall subscription! u» payable In advance. NOTE: Tne courier frewt UIUIBM no responsibility for photographs manuscripts, .en{raTlut;t or mat* left with U for poulbU publication. Sunday School Lesson- By RALPH «. LOEW. D.D. I've just come from chatting with a friend who has seen UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects). For him, they're identifiable. It may be true that the Air Force is not telling all that it knows about this much - reported phenomenon. It may be that there are strange c r a f i hovering over our country. It may be that there are regular visitors from outer space. My friend has no doubt about. it. He asserts that men have ridden in these strange objects. He tells of conversations between earth men and space men. He knows the kind and quality of food that's eaten on other planets. He's certain that some of these objects are cleansing the polluted air of our own planet. When I'm with this friend, I'm almost convinced. Away from him, I'm uncertain. He's confident. He believes that we are being visited daily by men rom distant planets and there are thousands to join him in his faith. The interesting thing about all of this is that it should come at • time when there is great disbelief. Th* word "God" is suspect. Heaven and hell are doubted. Some want to limit religious belief to that which you an feel and touch. All across the land there are those who wsist that God is dead. Faith itcomes a hope instead of a pos ession. There is a lonesome- ess and a poignancy that wish- s faith were possible. So fied Flying Objects. It's as though men had become insistent on a kind oi rationalism about their faith anc a credulousness about this new development. Men have a hun- jger for faith; take truth from 'them and they supply substitutes. It may be that strange craft are visiting our planet. It's nol impossible even though it has not been proven. But my friend accepts all of this on a wiW premise of faith and at the same moment denies the possibility of a living presence of God. The confessions of faith of the centuries spoke of an identifiable experience. God spoke. God acted. God dealt with the human family. God was breaking into history, redeeming it, leading it to new possibilities of peace. More than this, men believed that this same spirit which convinced these leaders of old, convinced them in this contemporary situation. Today men of science are exhibiting enormous faith, venturing into new areas, transplanting human organs, offering new iope in understanding our universe. It is a time that also requires ventures of faith in human relations. I'm not sure of these reported craft. I am sure of the visitors from on high who shared a message of hope to men of good will. Is it really too much to believe that there is a God of righteousness and love who reams to reconcile mankind? oodby Cod — hello Unidenti- j That's *n identifiable objective! 75 Years Ago ~ln Blytheyille Russell Lynn is the name se- lec.ed for their daughter, born Wednesday night at Walls Hospital by Mr. and Mrs. Russel! Snyder. Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Seay, Mr and Mrs. Forrest Moore an< daughter, Sandra, and Mr. am Mrs. Randall Hawks spent the weekend at Norfolk Dam, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Max Usrey moved Saturday from their apartment on West Ash to their new home at 1703 Holly. Mrs. 0. T. Elliott and infant son, John Thomas, are spending the weekend here with rela- tvies. The hoatzin bird, which Itlll iurvive* extinction; can climb trees and swim in water, but is weak in flight. It is about the site of» small pheiwnt and in- hibltt the wooded river banks of the Atlantic drainage area in northern South America. For it* vote*, it emiti only a few monotonous notes and birth, hi*** Zodiac Signs Antywr to Prevlom Punlo Aatoas ,88 Hi ITwdftfc. dgn of 39 Hebrew MeOet «ThM (UHn) MKJIHH HSIEJ tanas mountain SO Tavern drinki -i^^.- — 51 Stopped *£r?c?. "M& ganneot DOWN 17 Golf gadget IBrclamatton of loBWOoned M Fifth dcnot jodiae gg2$£ <"*— |!3H» »Su« 31 Qt - 7 Hiving t bandh 32Gotfne> 8 Ignited again MEvnyoat) S Greek goddea »5 One-celled of peace mkroortantent 10N«rt<wr.J M Italian HPnt aside at Feast day (comb, form) pronom 24Sm>llbM 3S Tenth itja of zodiac » Liquid put q( <at> g7 Fortification S9 Lamprey 40 Wound Croat 41 Healthy . mentaUf «W5ne»rora» ddteacf (Fr) 4S Willow tun* 45Kindof oow 4S Employ 47 Basic rolor

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