The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 27, 1966 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 27, 1966
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The Voices of Leadership : The Arkansas branch of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee may be ready to break with the national organization. Rev. Ben Grinage of Pine Bluff, principal spokesman for the Arkansas SNGC group, has taken exception to the announcement of the new national SNCC leadership that it will foster the formation of third parties among Negro groups. Further, SNCC took a militant stance in its policies regarding many of the ills which beset the colored sector. . Rev. Grinage correctly feels this approach is not at all practical in Arkansas. He went on to say that he will continue to be dedicated to assisting tha Negro and white poor in reaching such goals as enfranchisement and political organization. Rev. Grinage reasons that since the state's population is only about 22 percent colored, a third party movement would be especially fruitless. In regard to violence, Rev. Grinage said that such approaches negate the ^essence of SNCC, which is dedicated to • the peaceful resolution of world and ; local problems. If necessary, he will lead ;an Arkansas movement away from ;SNCC in order that he might continue ]jx> work peacefully toward realistic f goals. j~ : - This divergence Is another indica- • tion of how the civil rights movement •is fragmenting, leaving behind veteran leaders and tested methods to experiment with new means of obtaining ancient objectives. Martin Luther King, James Farmer and Rev. Grinage ar« among those who have been let in tha wake of the new thing. The new leadership seems to be conveniently overldok- ing a number of factors which have been important in the re-adjustment of the Negro. The Kings, Fanners and Grinage* have been successful. They have accomplished much without damaging the Negro or driving his white f rierids from the civil rights camps. They have sought to work through the existing political structures (i.e.: the Democrat, ic and Republican parties) even though these organizations are white-dominated. The measure of their success is the results they have achieved, which are considerable. These leaders have emphasized integration and brotherhood. The new leaders emphasize neither, which should delight dyed-in-the-skin racists of every color. However, the repository of these races in America. Militant racism and violence are not good for America, and subsequently are not good for the American Negro. We can only hope that the voices of the tried leadership will be heard by the American Negro, for their way is the way to peace and progress. l/loti «•••••••«•••••*•«•••••••••••••!•••••••••••••£ I Show Beat \ * Kleiner EAS> APPLE i-~ "Wen," he sighed, "it looks like I made it" .'I He had indeed. ,' Six years ago be had been a member of •• team of runny-nosed heroes I'd once work- .id with in the grade school football league. ;They had the eyes of choir boys and the hearts ijf tigers. One observer remarked on their ;«flnall stature, but he didn't fully appreciate "•that in character and ability they were giants. :As each of them left the team year after year She took with him a piece of my soul, so com- jpletely did they win me. Subsequently, when 4hey stumbled, I hurt; if they were cut, I ,bled; when they conquered, I celebrated; ?when they met defeat, I brooded. L,. And stumble some of them did, and have aiind will. And so it was on a particularly wet "ind cold afternoon about four years ago that ; one of them came in the office door and sobbed S'ut his story. He was in deep trouble with Uhe authorities and his departure for the state •Reformatory was imminent. Well, there's not •'much out of the nature of routine about that •rbecause youngsters from this county reg- rularly go to the reformatory. ; However, the assay on this young man was •different than that from the usual boy who ."goes to reform school. There was much in •Jam which was good, decent and honorable. For one thing, he helped younger boys and • that (helping younger children) is something which is foreign to most boys of his age. County Judge A. A. Banks, judge of the juvenile court, understood. However, he explained that he was constrained to remove the youth from this community, scene of his trials and temptations. A preacher had the answer and the lad was sent to a church-sponsored children's home in another Arkansas city. Tuesday night ne graduated, along with 80 other seniors in the public school there. He JACOBY ON BRIDGE was president of the senior class and his final report card read A, A, B plus and B. He received, among other things, $100 in cash from an Arkansas resident who makes similar gifts to each graduate of this particular children's home. This fall, he will attend college on a scholarship which is provided by an endowment from still others who are interested in such children in this home. His present plans call for majoring in psychology. It is not inconceivable that someday within the next decade, he'll find himself across a desk from a sobbing youngster who wears thin blue jeans and is eager to unburden himself of his tale of travail. All of this happened because there are so many good people, ready to come forward with their tune and money to help people; because a statewide church group seAs out social problems and then deals with them, intelligently and with compassion. These, then, are what some of the people are doing about Christianity in the state where you live. I thought it would make you feel better to read of them and their efforts and to know that you and I share the state with their likes. -H.A.H. KEEP America Beautiful, the national organization for wiping out litterbugs, reports that the national cleanup bill, now approcah- ing half a billion dollars every year, is steadily going up. It seems that litterbugs, like rats breed on human progress.—Richmond News-Leader. NORTH 27 AKQS* VJ76 *Q83 4961 : .WEST EAST (D) -49752 AAJ10 *53 V1084 =«10642 4AXJ95 #QJ2 «107 • SOUTH ; 463 : VAXQ93 -- 47 .- + AK85S > Neither vulnerable Weft North But Sooth ~"P*u 2V Pass 4V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 2. • >ln a recent duplicate game every South pair played some contract in hearts, most o ihem were in game. The hand could be described as a lay- down in that it should be made But about 'half the declarers overlooked the winning line of .play. \ South ruffs the second diamond and can count 10 potential winners. Five trumps, four clubs and a spade. The difficulty lies in'the fact that South cannot afford to draw trumps until after be'eitablishes all his side suit winners. {-Those declarers, who drew trtjmps never got to make their •ptde trick. When they deard A club suit, West got a chance to lead a third diamond and and knock'out South'* list trump fttbat East could take the last i two tricks with his ace of spades and a diamond. The winning line of play is to take one round of trumps only. Then you establish your black suit tricks. It does not matter too much how you go after them but the play best calculated to save you from serious trouble IN it simplest form, group medicine is Where 35 kind relatives and thoughtful friends pitch in with a cure apiece for your flu.—San Jacinto Valley (Calif.) Rgeister. if clubs don't break is to lead a spade first. East will win with the ace and lead a diamond. You ruff and play a low club. It won't make any difference which opponent wins because no BIOSSAT AND CROMLEY IN WASHINGTON Viet Cong Can Be Exposed But It Takes Ingenuity HOLLYWOOD - (NBA) George Hamilton ii a gentleman, and gentlemen don't talk •bout their romances. And so the nearest Hamilton gets to talking about his celebrated romance with Lynda Bird Johnson — if, indeed, there is a romance — it to mention his "association." "An association like tbis," he says, "is a difficult thing. It's hard for me to draw the line between my private life and my public life. But I've always tried to keep the two separate." H says his "association" has pros and cons for him. He recognizes that he is getting tremendous publicity now, although he does feel that some people overlook the fact that he is no George-come-lately and has had much publicity before. But, so far, ell this front-page exposure has not produced one concrete job offer. He feels that the offers he is considering are him anyhow. "I Imagine," he says, "that ones which would have come to the publicity wil Imean that more people will go to see the pictures Ihave made. And that's O.K.-that wil help in the long run, provided, of course, that the pictures are good." He is not sure that this publicity explosion is particularly good for him, however. "Are they interested in my career," he wonders, "or in my associations? The stories — some of them have been good and some haven't — often talk about everything except my career. Sometimes it gets a bit much." filming a comedy - romance which may be called "Three for a Wedding" or, perhaps, "Thii return can hurt you. If a diamond is led back you ruff in dummy. A spade will be won in dummy, a club or I trump in your < ivn hand. In any I event you win, pull trumps and go home with the rest of the tricks. By HAY CKOMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NE A friend in central Viet Nam writes of the difficulties in finding underground Viet Cong terrorists. These hidden VC often rule by night the hamlets "controlled" )y government and American brces. They accomplish this rule :hrough threats, assassinations, iromises and propaganda. Sometimes the real power in the village is exercised by these nighttime governments which may run schools, collect taxes protect them from VC guerrilla armies. They must also be protected from the "secret" VC in the house next door. But these VC cadre are difficult to find. Hamlet chiefs, other village leaders and neighbors who know their names usually dare not expose them. One word on who has turned them in and the exposer or his wife and children may die. His head may be put on a post by the roadside as a warning. Moreover, these VC may be men who have lived all their lives in the hamlet. They have families and relatives living there. What is a man's position and run night "courts." i after he has turned in his own Until these underground VC are found and removed, it is im- lossible to go ahead with help- ng villagers run their own government with any hope of success. So it isn't enough to win over neighbors — even though some of them are killers? They may be men he went to school with as a boy or the sons of his friends — or even, in some cases, his own relatives. But some hamlet chiefs the people of a hamlet or to | cahnce it and live. Others die. Still others are finding ways to expose the VC without anyone being the wiser as to who told. This is the story of a village chief we shall call Nguyen Van Tha who decided "to tell who the VC were in his hamlet." "But he didn't want his people to know that he put the finger on them. "So he went to a Marine outpost overlooking the hamlet ... (The Marines set him up with a high - powered telescope. Then the Marines sent a patrol into the hamlet . . . with a walk- ie-talkie. "The village chief used the telescope (and an interpreter) to guide the patrol via radio. to each house where VC lived. "The Marines caught the VC before they could escape." With enough Ingenuity the problems of a guerrilla war can be licked. You just can't sit back and go by the book. Sunday School Lesson- B; RALPH W. UJEW, D.D. My friend had lost his memory. Alive,, alert, involved, he had been a widly known citizen. Now illness has dealt its blows and his existence is in the narrow confines of the dimensioned - present. Tuncated from his past, unrelated to his future, he is a lonesome hyphen connecting no words. It is a sad tragedy to find that in a person. Suppose that it happens to a nation or a peo pie? This is the season of re membrance and only in th courtesy of recognition. It is the awareness of file past, finding the push of tradition. Wrote H J. Patron, "It is only the ignorant and the superficial who learn nothing from past experience and past thought. But if we are to take the past as our guide, it is hard to see why we should follow past ages in everything except in one thing which makes them great, except, that is to say, in attempting like them to add something to human knowledge and human achievement. Mere imitation will contribute nothing to the sum of human values." « MM If HI*, to. "5ome Amtrican officials an complaining that you COM •at too mutli of tht faod thrt senC vs. It nothing SACRED?' This is a time to remember our past, and confront the present with some obligation to the future, We ought not to be a people who have lost our memory. One of the products of that memory is honest humility. Who can stand at graves, watching glags fly, remembering that young men have died in generation after generation in order that we might itand at this place at this moment? It is bumbling thing to recognize great a debt. It is this memory that giv us the push of tradition, e couraging a new way to hand our problems and cease im tating that past, Rememberin these brave men we are r quired to salute — and not t stop at that gesture. Our bes salvo is in exploring new way to preserve the values of ou society. Those heroes of our past stooc tall. Remembering this, and Us tening to the voices of men wh discuss the issues of our presen yet we seem to be sliding into the old habits, slipping into the old methods, as though the only thing we had learned from his lory was nothing. The rivalrie of the past led to ruin. We remember that. Narrow national isms led to warfare. We re member that. Most of all we ought to take time now to discover the bur den and the lift of memory "Seeing that we are surroundec by so great a company of witnesses, let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Our best remeberance is in he way in which we enrich the present and inspire the future. It's a time, Januslike, to peer out over the edges of our pres- BIythevflh (Ark.) Courier Newt Page Six Friday, May 27, 1966 ent and remember from whence heading! 75 Years Ago ~ln Blytheville Larry Baker, Howell Boyd Albert Fairfield, Charles Tin- ningham, Joe Lynn Vowell, Milton Sylvester, Jerry Berry and Clovis Garrett will leave tomorrow for Little Hock to attend Boys State. Joe Ray Price will accompany them as junior counselor. Blytheville Junior High School is scheduled to become a three- year school this fall when anticipated use of the new senior high building will create t h e classroom space for Kiis needed change. W. B. Nicholson said today that Junior High will include the seventh, eighth and ninth grades next fall. Mr. and Mrs. James V. Dates will leave tomorrow for Liberty, Mo. where they will visit their son, James V. Gates Jr. who is to receive his B. A. degree from William Jewell College on Monday. Mrs. Leroy Huddleston left today for Morrilton where she will attend a meeting of the Women's Auxiliary of the Episcopal Churches. Way Out, Please." At the moment, there is a big fight over the title. Sandra Dee is Ids costar. He says he finds It hard playing a leading man than playing a character part. But, of course, with his dark good looks, he gets more leading man roles. "When I play a leading than he says, "or anything that is close to myself, I have difficulty getting into the part. For me, a character part, something far and more interesting." He says he is fighting for character parts — "but, then, I've always had to fight for everything I've wanted." And, at the moment, he is fighting for recognition as himself, not merely as part of front-page "association." "I haven't changed from all this," he says, "but people's attitude toward me has changed. Take this crew on this picture This is my home studio — MGM — and I grew up with this crew. We worked together for 12 years. They taught me how to box, they ribbed me, we had fun together. "No more. Now their attitude toward me is very reserved. I haven't changed. They have." Similarly, he feels that the public misunderstands nun, too. This is primarily due to much that has been written about him. "There is," he says, "a tremendous gap betveen what I really am and what the public thinks I am. Much of what the public thinks of me comes from publicity, and much of that was fabricated and much was things I said in jest. In cold print, some of that sounds different from low it should sound." And George Hamilton sayi that he, like everybody else, ikes to be liked. He'd like an "association" with the whole world. THE BbYTHEVTLLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO B. W. HALVES, PUBLISHED HARRY A. HAINKS Assistant Publlsnir-Edltor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sols National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmcr Co. New Torfc "Mcago. Djtrolt. Atlanta. Memphto Second-class postage paid »t Blvtheville, Art. Member of the Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city at Blrth«- TOle or any suburban town when carrier service It maintained 35« net* week. S1.50 per month. By mail within a radlui of M milts. $8.00 per year $5.00 for ill months, $3.00 for three months by mall, outside 50 mile radius 11800 per year oav.Thle In advance. Mall subscriptions are nor accepted In towns and cities where The- Courier News carrier service It maintained. Mail subscriptions m p«yH>lt in advance. 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