The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1966 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 3, 1966
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The Wages of Tractability " It is gwtifyin* to »*t the city end the City Planning Commission moving ^albeit slowly— in the direction of an- ne'xing acreage adjacent to the city in : order that these areas nuy have the protection of city zoning laws which are afforded those lands which lie with- : in the corporate limits. At a meeting Tuesday night, CPC :and the Council agreed that annexation -should be studied with the aim of precluding the sort of growth which is ; peculiar to entrances to most towns. ;i Both Blytheville and Osceola, it has 'Jlong seemed to us, have had ample lea- l sons in what happens around a city's 5 perimeter if these details are left un- l attended. Osceola stepped forward re"'- eeiitly to begin annexation of land a;long Highway 140, between its city • limits and Interstate 55. As of today, ithis is a rather pleasant little four or -^five miles. There's no reason why it '"-should be occupied by automobile junk"yards during the next decade, which it Inmost surely will be unless Osceola is "^successful in bringing it under city zoninj and buildinf cedes. On« of th« distinct weaknesses of •mall town government is its ture and tractability. It tends to be hesitant in the face of isolated pressure at the expense of the general welfare. The 25,000 (and unofficial estimates place the city'» population today as nearer 80,000) people who occupy Blytheville are entitled to expect their gov. ernment to do all necessary and within the law to make this a pleasant place in which to live. This means protecting the approaches to the city and preserving the tone of these areas which, in some instances, has been set by the construction of attractive homes. Blytheville, following Highway 61, now extends practically to the Missouri state line. If it can be done practically then, the city limits should be extended to include this appendage of the city. Similarly, annexation in other directions should be characterized by bold planning, even so far as to include land which now is under cultivation but which may figure prominently in the future growth of the city. Of Lightning -"' Apropos of lightning-the electrical storm Hrf which the season reminds with every thund- "erhead shaping-the Tennessee Health De- -partment provides the following information, ,",by way of warning: - "For every tick of the clock, 100 gigantic 'tolls of lightning bombard the earth; for ev- ' ery minute, 6,MX> strokes; for every hour 368,MX» Each bolt contains tens of hundreds of "millions of volts-and from 1,000 to 340,000 -amperes of current." ; :: That's a lot of lightning, especially if you're ^•within reach of one sharpened tongue of it. ?But read on: £. "The searing power of one lightning stroke can smash a building to bits, set a forest ablaze, or kill a score of people. But another, more powerful bolt may strike a neighbor's house, skip across the street, over the yard, and enter your home to knock you out of your ihoes while leaving you otherwise unscathed." Fortunately no one on earth has succeeded in harnessing it for lethal purposes. Even striking at random, it annually kills some €00 persons in the United States alone, injures about 1,500 others, and inflicts more than $180 million property damage. The warning suffices: Stay inside during a thunderstorm.—Nashville (Tenn.) Banner. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••******* I Show Beat \ by Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Business in Hollywood is picking up and, as usual, economics is the root of all good. "The buyers are at the door," lays producer David Karr, now making a moderately low-budget western called "The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones." "Today a low-budget feature film is almost guaranteed a profit, because of being presold to television. This-one — 'Kiowa •—: ... i i j veuow siicKers — mumy w» Jones -will come in at around *, u d prominenUv on t h , «l milltnn We'va alraariu RftlH it o^»"-" v " r ' Then the rains came, ind the prisoners seized this moment to try an escape. The rain was, of course, water from pipes and jets around the set. It was whipped into the actor's faces by wind machines, huge fans. And then there wag lighting, from a big arc light machine which sizzled and sparked. The camera was under a plastic hood and all me crew wore yellow slickers - "Properly of , IF \ SET KlULtt>, WILL YOU TAKE ME SACKTO ALABAMA *Nt> Kierkegaard On Journalism SfOSSAT AND CROMtEY IN WASHINGTON There's Only One Truth,' Is Ugly Washington Sound $1 million. We've already sold it to ABC for $400,000. "Figuring the worse that can happen — that it goes in as half of a double-bill — we can't help but get back around $400,000 more. Foreign rentals account for more than half the Income of every film, so you can see it's bound to make money." Karr says because of this steadily increasing television loot — "The Bridge OK the River Kwai" recently brought $2 million for one showing — Hollywood feature film production is going up. Maybe "The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones" is a low-budget film, but the production values are solid. I watched them shoot a scene of a storm and it was beautifully done. In a big MGM soundstage, tile set dressers had fashioned a western wilderness — rocks, . trees, dirt, sky. In the middle of this setting, a wagon was nogged down. This was Diane Baker's wagon, and she had :6me upon Robert Horton and his two prisoners, Sal and Nehemiah Persoff. T We thought that some of our friends, who -are constantly grumbling over the evils of '/."the press" would enjoy finding an ally in no fless than SOren Kierkegaard, a 19th century >Danish philosopher. ~ Time magazine reprinted some of the man's •comments about the press. Here they are: ";' "The daily press is the evil principle of i-modern world, and time will only serve to ^.disclose this fact with greater and greater .'clearness. The capacity of the newspaper for - degeneration is sophistically without limit, since it can always sink lower and lower in its choice readers. At last it will stir up all those dregs of humanity which no state or government can control. "If I were a father and had a daughter who was'seduced, I should not despair over her; I would hope for her salvation. But if I had a son who became a journalist, and continued to be one for five years, I would give him up." Holy Printing Press!—Greenville (Miss.) Delta Democrat-Times. Good And Bad Taxes •'; So far as we have been able to observe, there are two kinds of taxes: good taxes and •irbid taxes. Good taxes are those that ar« Sleyied upon other people and bad taxes are -'those that make us pay ... B you will thoroughly understand the distinction that we make in regard to taxes ... you will be able to understand a great deal of the squawking you hear.—Columbia, Miss., Progress. By BRUE BIOSSAT Washington orrespondent Newspaper Elite, ^rise Assn. WASH T NGTON (NEA) Caught inevitably in the multiplying complexities of this age, Washington today is still a place where attitudes are quickly polarized and issues reduced to oversimplified tereotypes. Twenty years ago, when we were just moving into the thicket of postwar problems, this was a bit more understandable. be against the controversy over his appointment as secretary of commerce was. to be labeled an enemy of full employment. Henry had written a book promising 60 million jobs. There seems much less excuse today. Congress, government and other agencies pour out voluminous reports detailing every facet of our prob- In those days, to Henry Wallace in iJACOBY ON BRIDGE KOKTO 4AKI03J VAJJ04* «AK* WEST ~ EASt(D) 4J976S4 AQ8 $33 *AK10««S4 SOUTH ¥174 • Q0S533 XfcX. 3+ <SM articfe ** prospects but he saw that his best chance for success was to establish dummy'* heart suit. Therefore he discarded a spade on the club. East was in with the king end returned a trump. South won in dummy, discarded two heart* on the ace and king of spadw, played the ace of hearts and ruffed a heart in his own hand. Then b« led a was able to ruff another heart to set up the last two hearts. Then he ruffed a second club in dummy and discarded his last two clubs on dummy's good hearts. " Sauce for the goose u not always sauce for tiie gander. In •a team match each East player Opened flit bidding with one ^club. West responded one spade. ;North doubled. Eut went to two 'clubs. South bid two diamonds and the bidding continued to five •diamonds at one table and six '.diamonds at the ether. :; The three of clubs was opened against both contract*. The de- xlarer at five diamonds ruffed, .played dummy's ace and king ;ef spades to discard two hearts •*nd led a third sp«<Je. East Tuffed with the ten. South ever- jruffed and led a heart to *im- iny's ace. Then he ruffed * •Heart, ruffed a second club and 3ed another spade. E»»t ruffed with the jack and South discarded i club. East led another club. South ruffed with dummy's act «f trumps and eventually lost : |mtbtr trump trick tat ww jtome with his diamond fune. ~ The declarer at six diamonds -jga out at all pleased with Ml Yet, * * for all the torrent of words, little comes through but the main threads of the music. A senate comittee, looking into automotive safety, ham . into auiomouve saieiy, IMIH- Six diamonds was certainly an ' ers so emphatically on the optimistic contract but South ( ^ vident shortcomings cr today's had managed to bring it home, j cars that the countr y must sure- -—" sure that he had j, y conc i ude that drivers are al- i V**i tin* M nlai7 .... . , . •. n.. We aren't ... adopted the best line of play and, strangely enough, the way the carts lay he could have made the slam in several ways. a red light and stas into another car. One would hardly know that so much college - level safety research is under way that the National Safety Council maintains a "correlate n service" to keep track of it; that much of it is directed to the make-up and performance of the driver, and that many completed studies deal harshly with him. In the present state of the issue, to call up -men evidence is to "come to the defense of De- ;roit," if not to appear just a little inliuman and undemocratic In the light of the real complexities of the safety problem, which embraces not only the car and the driver but the engineering and condition of t h e road, the too-often irresponsible placing and labeling of road Washington has produced is badly misleading to the general public. ANOTHER EXAMPLE: In this seat of the world's most powerful government, the huge press corps is admirably disposed to be vigilant against government - inspired false information, excessive se' '^cy, a smothering of opposition viewpoints. Nevertheless, the posture of aggressive skepticism can be overdone. In this town it often most totally blameless in the making of fatal accidr ' . A motorist familiar with these A moionsi xaiumai WHII LUCSG ,,«na "• ~: • .. , hearings might confidently shout porting the incredibe_ brutality ugly , "Detroit bruiality!" as he runs I and cynicism of rebel Buddhists. | truth. must go down hard with those who keep arguing that the Amer ican leadership always mana L in Saigon ans- elsewhere, to side with the worst elements when it acts to help troubled peoples. * * * The nation is not well-served by attitudes of enduring, almost this or any U. S. government. President Johnson makes his quota of mistakes. But, obviously errors do not consume his waking days around the calendar. Mineo is. Shocking dispatches from Da Nang in South Viet Nam, re- Nor should a healthy skepticism toward a powerful White House lead alert probers to blind acceptance of fellow critics from the ranks of prominent figures. The President's adversaries tre- quently tumble into major error. There are numerous observers in this capital who believe tnat one opponent, Foreign Relations Chairman J. William Fulbright, has amassed a huge personal tally of errors of fact and judgment in his touted "scholarly" inquiries this year into Viet Nam and China. Yet Fulbright has largely borne a ' armed life. Ti record his errors would suggest, in this town, "softness toward Johnson." Washington does find middle ground, for many new laws are rooted in compromise. But too many of its big arguments have a black-and-white look and the ugly sound of "there's only one 75 Y*ar$ Ago -In BlytfitviHe A half-inch of rain fell in Blytheville and more fell in other parts of the county to end a 22-day drouth Uiat saw crops damaged from heat and sand storms as well as the lack of water. The rain was a life saver for the cotton planted last week Assistant County Agent W. R. Jackson said today. Chickasaw Courts, the first of Blytheville's low - cost housing projects, will be occupied tomorrow. The mayor, the cily council and members of the •fousing Authority will be on hand for a brief ceremony for Kie first family lo sign tlie contract and be assigned an apartment in the 80-unit project. William Marion Williams Jr. will be presented a bachelor of science degree in business administration at the 77th annual lack — but there was no protection for the actors or the lorses. They had a couple ef dry runs — and then some wet ones. The dirt floor became a morass of mud. The actor's clothe* and skin were soaked. "All right," yelled the director, "save your rain and save your wind," and the machines were turned off. By the time the scene was shot, they were all drenched. There are two factors which make this a low-budget film. First, the actors are net huge- money stars, commanding such high salaries Siat a film is expensive even before it starts. And, second, it is shot in a minimum of time with a minimum of sets. But it is still done with care and the result, according to Diane Baker, is good. "I'm very excited about this role," she says. "It is furthiest from the real me of anything I've done. I wear old clothes and my hair is messy." Diane Baker is one of those rarities — a beautiful girl who could be a much bigger star il she sought out expensive roles, but she prefers good parts. "I don't like the Hollywood concept," she says, "of going for the money instead of the part. I saw Lila Kedrova the other day — what a wonderful actress. Now she's in a nothing Sunday School Lesson- B; RAldPB W. LORW. D.O. The tractor - trailer rounded the curve and then it happened. There Was a terrifying scream of brakes, the crash of the crumpling monster as it toppled on its side and the roar of the metal as it hurtled from its trailer-bed and scattered across the highway. The driver was killed. What had happened? As nearly as the investigators could determine, the load of steel had shifted as he rounded that curve and the driver was unable to hold the truck to the road. It's that sudden shift of t h e load that usually causes the trouble. That was Simon Peter's problem. He was doing well, covering the highway, until he rounded the curve of public criticism. Then he denied -hat he had never known Jesus. An alyze It any number of ways, il is simply a shifting of the load which caused his life t« lose momentum at a critical juncture. BLythevaie (Ark.) Courier News Pige Four Friday, June 3, 1%6 Or here is the young couple who spill out their sad story of trouble and discord. "We were so happy until he changed his job," she says. Then the familiar story of. the rift, the breaking of premises and-the wreckage that'came'when the load shifted. Since most persons -have to be prepared for these sudden sliifts of the load, what can be done? If the driver of that tractor could talk to us he'd make some, pertinent suggestions: Know the weight of the load; it ought to be not too heavy for the truck or the road. How much weight can you carry? Distribute the'load; you can break down the smooth func. tioning of the rest of the mech anism by poor sharing of the weight. How is the load (dared? Fasten it down securely; a shifting load is dangerous te the driver and to the safety of the highway^ How is your lo»d secured? Travel with the freedom that comes when you know you have this load and are not to e joy ride; a sudden careless turn or an unforeseen twist in the road can change the equilibrium of the trip. How well do you know iart in 'Penelope.' I'm sure her agent made iier take it for thl money. I felt ashamed." THE BLYTHEVIL1* COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. U W HAINES. PUBLISHES! HARRY A. HAINliS MslsUnt puDHilior-EdlWr PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Mafi»s«t So!-? National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New lark, "'licaso. DJtrolt. Atlanta. MerapM • secood-class posfafe paid at Blvthevllle Ark. Memtict cil the Aiuclltea Pr«K SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier tn the cttj of Blrtlw Tllle or an? suburban town wbcra carrier service Is mainUintd 35c PM tadlui ot M 55.00 for 111 ncek. S1.50 per month, B; mall within a i miles. 58.00 per rear ,,. — months, sj.oo for three monthi, bj maU, outside 50 mile ridiui IU.M . , , , per year nav^hle in advanct. spring commencement at me Mall subscriptions_»« not «««yt- University of Arkansas on June 9. E. B. Gee Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Gee Sr., has been chosen rush chairman for the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Arkansas for the coming year. ei In towns and cities where TUl Courier News carrier seirieft il maintained Mall lUbicrtpUaU Ul payable in advance. SOTE: The courier ftews UlaBlet no responsibility [or phototraphl manuscripts, enjrarlnn «r DIM left with It for possible vobUcaUim Ancient Egypt Aniw«r to Previout Purili Translate these ordinary rules of safety into the experience ef living and identical rules of conduct apply. So the words of the prophet Isaiah apply to those who travel now: "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, they shall walk, and not faint." So the words of Jesus apply to those who must be concerned with the weight and-the distribution of the load: "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and ruse d» corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal . seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.". So the words of St. Paul te those who traveled, carrying their loads with a sense of vocation: "Walk worthy of the vocation with whit* you are, calW ..... endeavoring te keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond ef peace." 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