The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 4, 1966 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 4, 1966
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While the Chicken Warms *•* *» ** **>"'" JACOBY ON BRIDGE As this is being written, the bavbe. cuctl chicken is warming at Osceola. In an hour or two, Kenneth Sulcer Day vill reach its zenith and Mr. Sulcer will officially open his campaign for governor. To regular readers of newspapers, this will seem a redundancy since Mr. Suloer has been on the hustings for some months now. But the key word is "official." Every Arkansas gubernatorial candidate in recent history has staged an "official" or "formal" campaign launching. Usually, this is done somewhat in the same manner Mr. Sulcer planned for yesterday. There is music, food, iced drinks and speech-making. It's not a really bad way to get a little exposure for a candidate. Such affairs are closely covered by the press and are attendd by 200 to 1,000. But take a look at those 200 to 1,000. Most of them either are close friends of the candidate, or friends who plan to vote for him regardless of what he says or, simply, barbecue aficionados who may not vote at all. Still in all, for a gubernatorial candidate, tha "formal" opening is not a bad technique, in view of the fact that he needs as much public exposure as possible. In Mississippi County however, the day has long since gone when speak- In" meetin's on the courthouse lawn were of any consequence politically. A sound political campaign has consisted of reaching an agreement with the con- census makers and there are perhaps half a dozen or so of them. These powerful figures, using the votes of labor- Ing white and colored people, elect their man ten times of ten and the man then usually votes pretty well down the line against those things which might have improved the lots of laboring white and colored people, in a singular bit of political irony. It remains to be seen how a candidate will campaign in the future on the county level. Scratch stump speeches; vote timidly for hand-shaking; conventional advertising can sell a name, a face and a slogan and is of some utility. But what about those old consensus makers? Will they be left powerless by the new state voting laws? Has thers been any real liberation of the Negro vote in the urban areas? We're guessing things won't change ell that much, all that fast. In days of yore, a candidate who didn't have the endorsement of the Group trailed on election eve by about 3,000 votes, perhaps more. Today, he might not have quite that hill to climb, but the "out" candidate will know he's had more than a brisk constitutional after the ballots are counted. No one should sell short the establishment. meditations— "The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me."—John 12:8. * * * Count what Is In man, not what is on him, if you would know what he is worth.—Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman. A SUPREME Court ruling reveals that General Motors used private investigators to halt discount sales of Chevrolets. Surprising, we thought GM's use of private eyes had already reached its nadir.-Charlotte Observer. Too many took* qpoD the broth cod too many precautions cost many a contract. North didn't have much of a spade rait* but with the favorable diamond opening and the five of hearts return South should hav« had no trouble making his eon- tract with an overtrick. He started out beautifully by dropping his ten of diamonds on East's ace and winning the heart. After this fine start all he had to do would be to draw trumps with two leads, lay down his king of diamonds, continue with the eight, discard his losing heart on the long diamond and concede a club trick. This simple line of play was not only the winner but it was most logical because it was sure to succeed if West held the jack of diamonds irrespective of how trumps broke and would also win if trumps broke 2-2 and East held the diamond jack. But South out - thought himself. Somehow or other it did not occur to him that East could have been dealt only one diamond. He could count 10 tricks if he could ruff a club therefore he led a club at trick three. West won with the ace and gave East a diamond ruff. East led back another heart. West took his king and gave East a second ruff for a two - trick set. The actual diamond singleton was not an unlikely holding. West's three - spot lead was $;:?.. •? *« #Q A104 VQ6M (D) Kfcft Eari 1* Pus 9* Past 4* F*M PM* ftm Opwiog Jet*-* & probably fourth best and it could just as well have been fourth of ifive as lowest of four. Furthermore, the odds were tremendously in favor of West holding the jack of diamonds. Had East held this card he probably would have played it at trick one. IS Ytart Ago -In B/ythtvi/ft Or. and Mrs. J. M. Walls are in Columbia, Tenn., to attend the graduation of their son, Tom from Columbia Military Academy tomorrow. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Watson will return Thursday from Kansas City where they are attending a convention. Pfc. Gordon Halsell who is stationed at Chanute Field, 111. spent the weekend here. A meeting of north Mississippi County business men and planters will be held Friday night at Hotel Noble to discuss participation by residents of this area in a move to provide additional hospital facilities. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Page Four Saturday, June 4, 1988 " iniMiiiimii mum! illinium uiimlliiiillllllmmiiiiiilluliliiiiliilmmiiiiiiiimmiiiiNilillllmiii imiiiimilillliiillllliulllllilmllllml imllllnlNIINIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlmlllllllllJIIIIIJI'J II annul I tmllllllllmlmUMIIIIUIIJNII!IIIMNI[IIJIINajllmmlUI]llllll!lllllll[IJ!IUIIilll[|lllllj|[IilllljlllM^^ Strictly a Matter of Opinion * JL Thi Hoyti Herald Hayti, Mo. Folks living in many small Mid-South comunities sometimes have to crank up and travel far pieces to have prescriptions filled — and very often the time required is a vital factor between life and death. That is the case because a registered pharmacist (like a physician) finds it economically impossible to maintain a prescription counter in small towns and villages. But such a community without a State, • licensed liquor store is indeed a rarity. The small town grocer or fill- Ing - station operator simply nails up a few more shelves, applies for and gets a retail | and ammunition wilh which to license, and lo, he is in busi ness as a bona fide signed, seal ed and delivered liquor dealer But a stack of laws as high as the new St. Louis steel arch some sort of coherent Jargon, license to dispense alcohol in all its destructive forms — with, conceivably, another mechanic equally as Ignorant of what the word "Proof" on a bottle of booze means, determining wheth er the applicant is of good moral character. Because, as long as he walks on his hind legs and mutters anyone living anywhere ia a taxpaying citizen. And the man issuing the license will generally fulfill his important post to the limit by seeing that the applicant is registered to vote. We are of the opinion that this situation must be corrected and the sooner the better. If Congress can come up with laws to keep morons from getting guns elected lieutenant governor. But it's still his strongest suit. As far as we're concerned, ting up a United States of Amer- arrogance of power" that has ai ica was once just a minority times destroyed great nations movement and those who gen- He is not one of those who re- Corbett Mask forsook the im- erated it were called treason- peat the old saw fiiat the U. S prohibits that some small town grocer or filling-station operator from selling medicines more potent than aspirin or kidney pills or corn pads. The grocer or gas jockey can sell all the bourban and scotch and gin and vodka and wines and liquors he can get to anybody who has the price to pay. Oh, he is supposed to ascertain the the purchaser of his poison is of legal age — but the only other requirements ordained by the Missouri Legislature are that the liquor store license "be of good moral character, a tax-paying citizen and a registered voter." Great day in the morning. A pharmacist works and sud- ies for years and becomes a walking material medica to earn the privilege of passing rigid State examinations before he Is issued a license permitting him to sell drugs snd medicines in most Instances far less potent and far less lethal than the habit - forming and reason destroying beverages obtain kill a President, then the Missouri Legislature can and must remove the power of enslave and till from the hands of ig- noranmuses — and the privilege of dispensing such power from the hands of peanut politicians. Bcnton Courier Politics and religion have no business together in an election campaign. The fact, notwithstandin we're getting a heavy dose of religion-politics this season and a lot of It comes from right at home. As long as Corbett Mask stuck to preaching, all was fine with is. If we didn't agree with his jrand of religion, we didn't have o attend his church. It was as simple as that and within that ramework we have always accorded Mask the same respect as other members of the clergy n his community. We have never knowingly mocked another man's religion in public print. We never will. But at the same time we will 'Igorously knock a man who ries to use religion as a spring- Joard to political office. Any way munities of the pulpit when he filed as a candidate for important statewide office. We do not intend to give him special dispensation by addressing him hereafter as reverenc or doctor — an honorary religious doctorate. We shall consider him and treat him on dead- level terms with other candidates in the race. He will be Corbett Mask, the candidate. As we said, Mask isn't alone in hitching a ride on the Lord's coattails. One of his opponents for lieutenant governor is a preacher who says he is well qualified because he has belonged to whole series of churches. Gubernatorial candidate Brooks Hays is seldom loathe to quote substantianting scripture. And so it goes, a list too long by far. In our estimation, any poll, tician who tries to utilize religion for selfish gain oughtn't to be elected. Tom Dearmore In the Baxter Bulletin Mountain Home Senator J. W. Fulbright has come under oblique, cutting attacks from President Johnson in recent days. The frustrating Vietnam war and the anti-American shouts from many of thi South Vietnamese we are sup posed to be defending have un derstandably shortened th President's temper. Departing from his preparec text in a recent address, the President hit at the "Nervou Nellies" who criticize the coun try's policie, the pusillanimou people who cannot be relied upon to support the fighting men of the U. S. able by many respectable and is "following the path of Rome" powrful Americans. The power to a big letdown; rather, it is oi tree loeas in we manter place, as Justice Holmes said, is the foundation stone of the system. Arkansas's Senator Fulbright is these days saying and writing some things that will someday be a major part of the chronicles of American thought and history. He will be quoted along with the men whose words have spelled out most congenfly the meaning of the nation. These lines of his from a lecture at Johns Hopkins University on "The Higher Pariotism" will be among the enduring ones: "In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not its taste but its effects, not how It makes people feel at the moment, but how it inspires them to act thereafter ... Criticism, in short, is more than a right; it is an act of patriotism, a Mgher form of patriotism, I believe, than the familiar rituals of national adulation." There is such a .thing, he said, "as being too confident to con- orm, too strong to be silent in :he face of apparent error." His worry is whether the na- ion "can overcome the fatal Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll ureece tnat stmes tne uneas iness. The Greece that inventei democracy and then so debasec itself trying to defend its inven tion that it lost everything. He has been there, where it hap pened. Whether Fulbright is prescrib ing the right "medicine" wil be determined only by the pas sage of time. His classical utterances may not b« money in his political bank, but his independence and eloquence have assured him of a lasting niche a lot farther down the road. Osceola Times The administration has many critics of its Viet Nam policy )ut the two most persistent, au- horitive and loud voices have come from two senators, our own William J. Fulbright and Wayne Morris of Oregon. Both seem to be obsessed wiSi the state of affairs and express themselves as often as the opportunity arises. Indeed they create quite a number of the opportunities. Morris is the harshest and more irrational of the two. His motives seem directed more to- iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! able from people not even re quired to even be able to read the labels on the bottles. The entire nation today is awakening to the magnitude 01 the problem posed by growing sell all the bourbon and Scotch multitudes of alcoholics within Its borders. Millions and even billions of dollars will soon be earmarked to treat and support and ultimately bury thousands upon thousands of men and women enslaved by alcohol obtainable at every crossroads in tin land. Tne graduate of a Collegt of Pharmacy is examined by a beard of pharmacists whan h« •ppliM far nit Stitt lletost. A villifi mechanic may put up ON money and walk out with a — —.f '-^j juw oJiv,t it, mat is what Mask is doing. He isn't alone. He's just the most obvious about it. For decades, politicians have tried to give the impression that they were in God's corner. Now it's the other way around. That's laying it on with a shovel. There are unique advantages in a preacher running for public office. Vou can't oppose him as • man without attacking him as a preacher and thereby setting off an emotional shock wave •mong those who hold him In high regard religiously. Corbett Mask is crafty enough to know this. He will us* it to the fullest advantage. to tht «nd, It won't get him j \jt LUC u, a. It is not known whether Ful bright was included in that in temperate sweep, but It was broad enough to catch abou anybody who doesn't like the way things are going. Perhaps it was a symptom of a sup pressed uncertainty on the President's part. But the important fact remains that men in a free society have differing views of their patriotic responsibilities and our system is based on the idea that the full range of views must be expressed. After all, most of the things taken for granted today - tht majority viewpoint - were In years past only minority viewpoints that finally gained acceptance. The who's idea of set- ward harassment of the Pres dent and his advisors than i tual concern as to our plight the Asian country. He is imp tient and sometimes insulting his cross examination of thos appearing before the Senate Fo eign Relations committee. I endeavors to drive home a poin or an opinion at the expense the witness and is not advers to brow beating in the process Fulbright is much more u bane, conscientious and concer ed with treating those he quei tions with dignity and fairnesi He is ov o n c i 1 i a t o r y, warm friendly and appears to be with out rancor. But, in spite of th fact that he is recognized as a intellectual, Fulbright at time appears naive and inclined t assume that the conflict is main ly of our own making and coul be resolved quickly if we wer so inclined. He frequently lose sight of the fact that peace can not come about unless the enemy is willing to enter into negotiations. Both men in their probin lave done the country some ser vice, but we think the public ha ad enough of such argumen and harangue. These and othe complainers could serve thei country better by less vocal out ireaks in the future. Democrat-Argus Caruthersville, Mo. A man recently said he ha( been in Caruthersville for sev era I months and had gotten two tickets for overtime parking on city streets. Now that is nothing to get ex cited about, but the group with this man all expressed surprise "Why," siad one, "I have been here for years and never put a nickel in a parking meter and never got a ticket." "Nobody pays them anyway," said another. Which brings up that fact that Caruthersville does have parking meters. Some of them have not worked for months. Few get tickets for overtime parking, and nothing Is done when one does get one of the seldom- served tickets. U seems only logical that all parking meters in Caruthersville should be in working order, that anybody parked over time should get a ticket, and one who gets a ticket should pay bis fine ... Or we should do away with he parking meters, There is really no «xcuse for playing at having parking meters. W« hive two choices: use hem or do away with them. Which shall it be? Phil Mullen In the Osceola Timet Politics in Arkansas are strange to me. Here it is 60 days until the first primary and Hie only activity I have seen, by the other state candidates, is some "free publicity" mailed to us from Little Rock. One fancy advertising agency mailed us a long spiel about one candidate for governor and in the letter said, "If you should have need of further editorial matter regarding Mr.— please contact us. We are most anxious to help you every way possible." That's right nice of you, sir. The only way you can help us is to mail us some paid advertising. I have stuck all that "free" publicity down in a bottom Irawer. The only candidate for state office, In addition to Kenneth Sulcer, that we plan to lelp right now is Joe Basore, candidate for lieutenant • gover- nor. Hale Jackson called an* asked us to do so and you know we'll go along with Hale. American English li filled with words which have been borrowed from French. Many of these words crept into our language as a re* suit of early French settlements on the North American continent. Many are words used to describe the features of the vast inland area where the Frenchman was the first white person to appear. Among these words; prairie, depot, mill. niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiwiiiiiinnnniniiHiiiiiiumiiiiiii^ Arkansas Outlook Official Publication Of The Arkansas Republican Party A man's political convictions are a matter for his own con science. We welcome any sin cere individual who believes hat the cause of good government .in Arkansas can best be >romoted through the efforts o: he Republica Party." This statement was made by State Chairman John Paul Hammerschmidt on April 14 when jttle Rock businessman Jimmy 'aram announced that he had hanged his political affiliation rom the Democratic to the Re- ublican party. Karam also let : be known that he was con- emplating running for governor However Karam's announcement to become a gubernatori- il candidate of the Republican Icket never materialized. Instead, the day before the icket closed, another man un- cnown in Republican circles, ame forward, announced that e, too, was changing party af- liatlon, and paid fISM to file a gubernatorial candidate pposing Winthrop Rockefeller. All we know of this guberna- orial aspirant is that he made plain, botli to us and other members of the press on that ay, that he switched parties nd filed only "to g: e. the till- ens of til Arkansas a choice the Republican ticket." Loyal party workers in the past »ve i p t n t many dedicated ouri In the ptst few yesrs to establish the Republican Party as a responsible force in our state, have questioned the sincerity of Mr. McMillan. "How can a man who has never given a minute of his time or i cent of his money to the party be a serious candidate?" they ask. We believe that M - McMillan himself will give u the answer, so, we will wait for some indication of his true 'ntentions. We have no doubt that they wil be revealed between now and the Republican Party Primary on July 26. (HE BLVTHtVILU COURIER NEWS VHE COURIER NEWS CO. B IV. IIAINES PUBLISHER HARRY A. HAINf.'a Assistant PubUshc-r-Edltot PAUL D. HUMAN Advertlsint Manager Sole National Advertlilnt Representative Wallace Winner Co. He* lor*. •".Icajo, Ditrolt. Atlanta. Mcraphu Second-class postage paid at Blvthevllle Ark. Member of thi Associated Pnai SUBSCRIPTION RATES B; carrier In the city of Bljthc- Tills or any suburban town what* earrtw struct li maintain* )|« I.M week. 11.90 per moat*. B; nail wlthla a rldlui ol M mllea, M.DO par y«ar 15.00 lor all montbl, fl.ot for thr«a nuntki. to mall, outside SI milt radio, lil.fti par fear na'ahia In adranca. Mall inbicnpnoni art not accepted In towns and cltlei where Tba Courier News carrier servlca II maintained. Mall subscription an payable In adtanca. 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