The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1966 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 28, 1966
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Foii'j Too Long Neglected Founders Pwk ii don*. Her fountain billows -heavenward. Her treee leaf. Her be&he* offer repose. Her walks are whit* end firm. She has been dedicate^ and bleesed and is all ' most of us ever hoped she. would be and more. Age and tender cart will lend 1 dignity whic|i;.is justly hers. The years will serve her well.' While no^fprie'tting the beauty of Founders, we .would suggest that Walker Park offers unlimited opportunity for exploitation as another remarkable area in the city. Development of Walker to some extent could be patterned after the miracle \rtiich was wrought at Founders. '. Of course. Founders had Urban Renewal. But is there no similar federal program whi?h could be the benefactor of Walker? title VII of the Housing Act of 1961 seems to hold out some promise for the old park. Title VII was drafted for the purpose of providing "grants to assist local programs of urban beautification and improvement of open space and'other public land in urban areas*"-The government co- operates on a »WO basis with local or •tate agencies. The proper agency for handling this is the city government, not the North* east Arkansas Fair Board, which is without the funds or know-how to deal with a federal program. The city simply must cross its fingers that the Fair Board will be able to continue to main* tain Walker Park's buildings with an occasional gratuity from the Arkansas Legislature (on which it can't count any longer) and the scattered receipts it picks up from rentals. In view of the steady attrition of time and weather,it seems likely that the NBA Fair one day will face major maintenance tasks which will be oppressive if not fiscally back-breaking. Walker Park contains some of the most beautiful trees in this area. It was built as a city park and the city bears first responsibility to it. For too long it has been neglected. Perhaps federal beautification programs at last offer some hope for the old park, which is used by thousands of area people each summer. VL.- Of Behinder We Get The Internal Revenue Service isn't only governmental bureau to turn a profit on its operations. The passport office, operating on a $4 million budget, has turned in to the treasury a respectable $9 million, a profit of 125 per cent. . . r Of course, there is one small -fly in the ointment. By issuing a record 1,325,000 new or renewed passports, the office also contributed to the treasurys nagging balance-of-payment deficit. We Americans spent some $3.6 billion on foreign travel last year. This would seem to indicate that the more the passport office' makes, the more it costs the government. But then, that's the way it goes sometimes. As the Pensylvania Dutchman would say: the hurrieder we go, the behinder we get—Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman. Show Beat by Dick Kleiner N WMKS, PAP. NO\M fitr THE HEU, OUT OF TUE WW HOLLYWOOD (NBA) White House parties, in some respects, are the same as those given in ordinary homes. The phone rang in Allan Sherman's house and his wife, Dee, answered. It was the White House and one of Presiden! Johnson's secretaries was inviting the Shermans to a dinner party. 'We should have written," the secretary said, "but we made up the guest list late and it was too late to mail the invitaions, so we're calling everybody. I know it's short notice, but can you come?" you come?" Bob Hope, who got his fifth honorary Oscar at this year's awards presentations, would still like to get a real one. He realizes the odds are against him. Til get a real Oscar," Bob says, "when they make Sinatra honorary mayor of Tijuana." WO - i mfw A. E. Hotchner, whose biography of "Papa Hemingway" is deservedly a best-seller, says that an unpublished Hemingway novel, "The Sea Chase," is sure to be a big movie. "Of all Hemingway's works," Hotch says, " 'The Sea Chase' is the one best suited to the screen. It should be published in a year or so, and it will be a "'"'"'I''' ' niiinimuraiioraraii < Mimuuunnim , imimmiimimiimn mm l"llinilllllllUIIII!lll«»«lllll«llllll«ll!l!l[llllllll!ljll!ll!lli!lllll[IIINIIII[lljll!llll[ll!!lin^ Matter of Opinion Daily Dunklin Democrat Kennett, Mo. A ruling the otier day by Missouri Attorney General Norman Anderson did little to enhance the 1965-enacted state conflict of interest law, particularly as it affects legislators. Anderson ruled that a State Representative, F. E. (Buck) Robinson of Knox County, was not in violation of the conflict of interest law when he took an active part in working a g a i n s t bill board regulations during the second extra legislative session. Rep. Robinson, a Democrat, bas been mentioned in these columns before; in addition to his duties in the legislature, he is executive vice-president of and receives a rather handsome salary for looking after the interests of the state's motels while serving in the General Assembly. . Billboard, signboard and resort interests were active during the legislative session just ended in opposing a measure to regulate roadside signs in .order to qualify Missouri for federal road payments.-The measure was introduced as 1 , a result of the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads' warning Itjat states without effective billboard regulations were goingUatp Jose road construction moneyTrohl Uncle Sam. It was then that Rep. Robinson went to work, using his in January, we trust some enlightened legislator will introduce an amendment to the present law to make it apply to special interest lawmakers as •well-as the rest of the public. There is no room in Missouri for privileged citizens, even if they are legislators. The law has been mocked: Missouri deserves better. legislative officers the power fulcrum, for the motel association interests. His effectiveness can be seen in the resultant, came out of the General Assembly. . State Sen. Clifford Jones of St. Louis raisedithe-point, during debate on the billboard measure, that Rep. Robinson should cot be permitted 16 take-part in voting on the proposal in view of his vested — and salaried — interests with the Missouri Motel Association. The question was referred to (he office of the Attorney General. General Anderson has ruled Rep. Robinson does' not come under the 1965 conflict of interest law - at least legally. He certainly comes under the spirit of the law, if not the letter, however. The point of the'Attorney General's ruling is quite'obvious: the present law includes every. The Arkansas Methodist It has been some time now since we lifted a college yell for any team but the Razorbacks, 3ut this week we would like to sound off with a resounding "Rah! Rah! Rah!" for Peppar- dine College in California. You will remember reading a lew days ago about a multi' million dollar estate with some very unusual legatees. Two mil ion dollars were left to the John iirch Society, and a million was left to Peppardine College 'on- condition." The condition was- that the college confer an honorary degree on Dan Smoot, far -right radio commentator with a certain "lifeline." This last week we -read that the authorities of the college had notified the executors of the estate that they could not accept the gift because of its direct condition of an honorary degree. There was no comment on the commentator — just a straightforward affirmation that their academic integrity left them no choice in he matter. So again we say, "Three erate .." We had always supposed that the courts were sup> posed to administer justice impartially — independent of both defendant and prosecutor, and definitely not co-operating with one against the other, nd unsophisticated as it may sound, raising the pay of policemen and increasing the number of 1 a w officers always struck us as a more sensible way to prevent crime and to encourage respect for law than attacking the courts of the United States. Fordyce News-Advocate The stir and controversy that Senator J. William Fulbright has created with his controversy of the Johnson Administration has created big headlines and lengthy articles. Senator Fulbright says that he regrets some of the criticism that he has made in disucssing American policy in Vietnam.- However, what we admire most about Bill Fulbright is that he has the courage of his convictions and does not hestitate to challenge the .actions of the 'great" LBJ. It will also be remembered that LBJ is not the irst president that Fulbright bas opposed. We well remem- right than he is wrong on this question. Of course we must, and Bill Fulbright contends, give our armed forces 100 percent support since they are already in that part of the world. But it is hard for us and the ordinary citizen to understand how he got into that mess in the first place. Also, it is hard to understand how we have become alarmed over Communism in Vietnam and just a few years past let the same philosophy take over in Cuba ... right at our door steps and within rocket range of much of our nation. Coruthersville Journal Caruthersville, Mo. Have you ever seen a spea er address a group where the heard the words but the mea ing of his text went over Sie heads? You probably have an when that happened the a dience was more confused tha before the lecturer g a v e h greeting. This is exactly what seem tc be happening with the war o poverty. Uncle Sam has com Up with a stirring new prograr aimed at putting to an end th Also, when it comes to Ar-! economic deprivation of million kansas and the South, we to- :ind Bill Fulbright being coun ed for his state and area. Jus few days ago he was one o the Southern Senators that cal ed for an end to the "so called federal guidelines under the pre tens of school desegregatio guidelines and rules that ar not law but only executive or ders. The action of Senator Ful bright, (and Senator John Me Clellan), on this guideline question has also come under sever criticism on the Arkansas level The Pine Bluff Commercial tool Senator Fulbright to task with ber his conflict with Pres. Harry a -lengthy editorial on May 17 Truman. ' I however, this is not surprising We certainly don't pretend to ] since that South Arkansas news know much about the Vietnam situation but we believe that Bill Fulbright is a lot more paper is well known for their editorials promoting and supporting -integration. mini ene in the state but legislators, who seemingly are free to go about their conflicts of Interest with impunity. This 1s hot the public's idea of m effective conflict law; it should not be ft* legislature's. When the next regular •esslon of the legislature roils around Cheers for Peppardine!" — tha makes six in all. Pine Bluff Commercio Somebody else has blamed th courts for crime. This time it' a candidate for Congress from Arkansas's Fourth-District. Speaking at Stamps the bthe day, Chuck Honey said that the United States Supreme C • u r must bear part of the rcspon sibility for crime in the Unitei Hates. We had always suppose< hat the responsibility for crime rested in the main on the crim nal, but that must be too ob vious a conclusion to appeal t« modernday sophisticates. Blaming crime on the courts is one way to demonstrate a powerful imagination — or at least ene powerful enough to e n v i s i o n gangs of hoodlums leafing through the law journals before deciding whether to pull their next job. 'It is difficult," Mr. Heney went on, "for our under-staffed and under - paid police departments to do an adequate job of protecting the rights of c«i«nj when the courts will nut co-op. • MM* NCA. h.r "4fc-m«f e/tur sfrwfeeyf Gtt ewyfrorfr to oppose our fortmmMt M t*e Amtricmi will erve vs more support." but. through a program of d velopment rather than a mas give away. It is something nev that is being tried without an real pattern and thus is runnin into problem after problem both the local and national lev el. Caruthersville provides a goo example of one problem tha keeps popping up. As soon a the Community Action Agenc was formed, members of th newly e lee ted board wer swamped with calls from people seeking jobs. Many-of (hi ward members did not know what to say other than it is toi early now to take applications. While the program will re quire some hired help, and ttia should be taken as much as pos sible from the target group, i s not a public works project fa fact, its long range goals are much different from t'ha concept. The war on poverty is an effort to get the poor to help hemselves — show them the way and alien let them climb jut of the valley of want am lespair. All of this talk that we can get so much money for this anc o much for that, whether we mderstand them or not, is just bout as sound a bit of reason- ng as going out and borrowing ome money without knowing what you are going to do with t. That money is coming from omewhere and if you don't mow just examine the with- oldings on your last payroll heck. Until the real idea behind Jie war on poverty is under- tood, the battle will be a fruit- ess one. Everyone from the top man in Washington to the local octal worker should take a sec- nd look and re-evaluate their fforts. This should not turn in- a political football or pork barrel. The idea is basically ood if the public will come to nderitand it and give it the aecenaiy backing. Than are .many phases of the war on poverty that do not appeal to us and should be closely inspected. However, there should not be ditched with file bad parts. Grosser* News Observer In dinting that he would ca! a special session of the Genera Assembly to take up impeach ment proceedings against th Arkansas Highway Commissio lame-duck Governor Faubus : pulling one of the oldest an slickest tricks in the politician' book which he himself wrot from cover to cover. It is the time tested tactic o attack being the best defense It is the strategy of throwing your opponent off-guard by us ing fiie same weapon agains him he has planned agains you — only beating him to thi junch. In saying he bad heard a group of State Senators were fanning to initiate impeach nent proceedings against the Highway Commission, Faubus mmediately took the heat oul of ttiose who felt the same type of action should be mstigatec against himself and possibly Jack Sturgis, his handpickec rigbway director, who came under fire for authorizing that $2 million secret highway pay •aise. Altlio Sturgis has since re- ligned and gone back to his olc ob of State Purchasing Agent, here appears to be bad blood letween him and the Commis- ion members, who are also all 'aiibus appointees. Whether a move is actually a- oot to impeach the Commission r not it is still apparent that a ull investigation of highway ae- vities and policies is past due, nd that it should exclude no ne, Governor or not, who has layed any part in developing nd carrying out those activities nd pob'cies over the past years. It should now be as plain as ay that the Mack - Blackwell mendment, designed to k.eep he highway department out of olitics, is as dead as Caesar, nd that the public, has no safe- uard other than a complete nd impartial investigation to rotect ttieir interests. It should so be clear that selfish and lolitical interests have been mo- vating highway policies and at until a full house cleaning omes about, they will no doubt ontinue to call the shots. For the benefit of all con- erned, Mr. Faubus, Mr. Stars, .the several members of the iighway'Commission, and the at lane, a thorough in- estifation ii called for so that measure of dignity and respect cm he returned to this most 'important arm of our state government. 75 Years Ago -In Blythevilh Mrs. W. S. Johnston and daughter, Mrs. J. M. Williams, Jr., will leave tomorrow for Tulsa, Okla., where they will spend several days with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Warren have had as their guest, her sister, Miss Margaret McCarter, of Corinth, Miss., for the I. past several days. i Miss Jeanne Ellen Hood en-, tertained at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hood, wi.h a "end of school" party for members of Miss Polly Stew art's third grade at Sudbury School yesterday at her home. Assisting Mrs. Hood were Mrs. W. L. Moxley, Mrs. Kemp Whisenhunt, and Mrs. Carl Lay. Gena Gaines is a patient at Walls Hospital where she underwent an appendectomy yesterday morning. Mrs. Margaret Bell and daughter, Miss Betsy Bell, left today for Princeton, Ky. for a v i s i t with her brother, Tom Mahan and family. big one." Beautiful newcomer Faye Dunaway learned the hard way that moviemaking isn't all sunshine and glamor. In one scene "Mister I n n o c e n t," she and George Maharis, Michael Park and Robert Walker were wrecking Anthony Quinn's fancy living room. They smashed lamps and pictures and statues. ' Faye was supposed to leap over a couch at one point. She leaped — and lost her balance and landed on her hands and wees. The floor was covered with glass and she had three stitches in one cut on Her knee, )lus other, stitchless wounds, I like Oskar Werner's analysis of the relationship between an actor and a script. "An actor," he says, J.'ls like a doctor. You have to. take i script and diagnost it. Some scripts are dying and some yau will find are already dead. But some you feel and they are still warm and you can take it apart and put blood in it and find the leart and soul and bring it to ife." Glamor gals march on, and fvonne DeCarlo is a case in ioint. She's now working on that jicture which everyone is waiting desperately to see — "Munster, Go Home" (which may b« sub-titled, "Audience, Stay Home"). And she was talking about the old days, when gossip columnists followed her every night out. She says, by actual count, the columnists once had her engaged to 10 men at the same time. "Actually," Yvonne says,' "I was never engaged to more than two men at once In my life." Nowadays, she says, "my problem is not to bore the heck out of reporters by talking about my family all the time." The common European lemming, a rodent five to six inches long, including tail, is noted for its mass movements to the sea, led by blind impulse to what amounts to apparent voluntary suicide. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News P?ge Four Saturday, May 28, 1966 . rut BLYTHF.VTLLl COURIER NEWS FHE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W RAINES, PUBLISHED HARRY A. HAINBS Assistant Publisher-Editor . PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sol? National Advertising Representative Wallace Winner Co. New Tort, "Mean. Dilroit. Atlanta. Mempblt Second-class postage paid at BlTthevllIe. Ark. Member of the Associated Proa SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' Bj carrier tn the rltj of Blrtftc- vHle or anv luburban town when. carrier service li maintained lie ixt week. 11.50 per month. By mall within » radius of M miles. $8.00 per year 1S.OO for-ill months, $3.00 for three months - by maU. outside 50 mile radius I1I.M per year Datable |n advance. Mall subscriptions are not accepted In towns and cities where Tbe Courier News carrier servln U maintained. Mall vibicrtpttoos u> paytble in advance. NOTE: Tne courier »ewi aifOBM no responsibility for photograph* manuscripts, engravings or matt left with U for possible publication iiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiin The Pine Cone Newspaper of Pine Bluff High School minority, desergeration is a nat- In thi face of petty squabble, and Ugly riots in various places across the nation, no one can ail to be proud of the way de egregation has been acceptei his past year at Pine Bluf High SchopK Desegregation had begun in 963 in Pine Bluff elementary chbols,'but it was new to junior nd senior high students this ear. Yet'not only did we com ly with the law in the. process: also discovered just how ef- ectively whites and Negroes an work" together t» reduce riction. Next year, following federal uidelines, all faculties in the Pine Bluff School District will desegregated, with at least he white and one Negro teach- r in every school. This development may surprise some people bo have not paid too much attention to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but it should not shock any responsible citizen-whether he is still in school or not. It is a particularly American ideal that all human beings are simply human beings, with equal human rights. Because psychologists and tociologisti have discovered that mentality and basic human character do not change from race to race, (nd because it is true that segregation severely restricts the ural expression of the American ideal. Indeed, many attribute the strength of America today to her successful integration of so many foreign peoples. All this may not mean much, however, to a person whose'con- tact with a minority race has been restricted to the maid who has cleaned the house every Monday and Thursday, or to the person who accepts the opinions of his forefathers to the point that he sees no need to find out for himself. Basically, those who are honestly opposed to school desegregation must realize that it is an inevitable process, hi response to pressures by the (U.S.'Of-) Fice of Education " as the Pine Bluff Commercial put it. Not only is resistance to this law of the land fruitless, but it can lead to such sad consequences for students. ' We always need more thin we have of men who are willing to work and change both themselves and. the society they live As our Senator Fulbright said earlier this week, we must always remember 'that the highest devotion we can give Is not o our country as It Is but to a concept of what we" would like to be." Ycssir, lit IWIIIIIIlHIHIl lllltlllllUAtl Will 111)111 lllUllllllll !lil Illi I Iflw

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