The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1966 · Page 6
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'Don't You Worry. Papa Fix' One of the marks of a good politician is his ability to slap a Band-aid on a constitutcnt's wound, give him a pat on the head, assure him "everything 1 * all right" and make him believe it. There's been none better than Orval Eugene Faubus, who has parlayed his political skill into the longest contin- ous run since Tobacco Road (and the allegory is apt in other respects, too). Governor Faubus can, if he wishes, for he's a grown man and the greatest politician ever produced in this state, say that everything's all right in connection with his (the Governor's) action Jn reducing the sentence of Fred Nolen of near Paragould. The Governor may say that Circuit Judge Charles Light is prejudiced in his view of the case. The Governor may say that Judge Light never attempted to communicate in regard to the Nolen case. The Governor may say all these things, but this hardly excuses the action of the Governor's Pardon and Parole Board in changing the hearing date for Mr. Nolen (which change was made at the request of the Governor) without notifying Judge Light or District Prosecutor A. S, Harrison. Governor Faubus pointed out to a reporter in Little Rock this week that Judge Light "evidently" is prejudiced in this case "otherwise, he would have communicated with me about the matter, rather than sending a copy of a letter such as he wrote.to the Arkansas Gazette. The fact that a copy of the letter went to the Gazette shows that Judge Light is not unbiased in this par- icular case." The fact that a, copy of the letter to the chairman of the Board of Pardons and Paroles went to the Gazette hat nothing to do with the l»ct thai prior to th* letter, Judge Light had voiced objection! to the commutation of sentence and was not called to b» present at the hearing on commutation, which was changed from a July data to one early in June. The fact that a copy of the letter was sent to the Gazette is even more indicative of the fact that Judge Light had wearied of the indif. ference his official requests receive in Little Rock. The copy of Judge Light'! letter which was seen in Blytheville includes one Gov. Orval E. Faubus as a recipient, also, which would indicata that Judge Light did, Jn fact, communicate with the Governor. Mr. Harrison attempted to reach the Governor by telephone to no avail. Governor Faubus said he noted an objection from Mr. Harrison, in the case file of Mr. Nolen. However, Mr. Harrison, you will recall, was not notified of the new hearing, date of which was changed on the order of the Governor. In commenting on th* case in his letter, Judge Light says that a person or persons unknown had offered him (Judge Light) bribes of $5,000 and $10,000 in connection with Mr. Nolen'* case. He further states than an anonymous bribe offer was made to a deputy prosecuting attorney and to a probation officer. "Street talk" in Paragould, Judge Light told the Pardon and Parole Board, "has been that Nolen could buy his way out of the pentiten- tiary." With his consummate political skill, the Governor may make everything all right. But as a matter of fact, everything in Little Rock is not all right and has not been for some time now. eeeeeeeee«««eeeeeee«t««««ee«««t>»««««e«e**« Sbow Beat by Dick Kleiner m HOLLYWOOD - (NBA) Even though she's still as beautiful a picture as nature allows, Lana Turner is thinking ahead. "I don't want to be a character actress with a cane," she says. "I think I'll only make a few more pictures, as an actress. And then I think I'd like to go into production." From her first picture — "They Won't Forget" — to her most recent — "Madame X" — has been a long career. It has brought her wealth. It has also brought her some unhappiness. She has learned to live with both. "It took a long time," she says, "but eventually I built a facade and I live behind that. It Isn't easy to build and it isn't impregnable. Even today I will hear about something that has been written about me in one of those magazines that I don't allow in my house. "And it will hurt." She took a cigarette from a jeweled case and lit it with a jeweled lighter. "I've developed philosophy PASSEMGBR Of Q&U China's Nuclear Arms BIOSSAT AND CKOMLSY IN WASHINGTON 'Soapy Pulls Hard in Bid For Michigan Senate Seat The United States government, at least In fts public pronouncements, hag consistently underestimated the magniture and speed of the : Chinese nuclear weapons development Just about the same thing happened some years ago with regard to the Soviet Union's nuclear development. This might be cited as another Instance of history's penchant for repeating Itself. Or, if one wanted to be more accurate though perhaps less kind, the U.S. downgrading of China's nuclear capability might be viewed as failure to profit by an important lesson. About a decade and a half ago, American officials badly misjudged the Russians'capac- ity to create a thermonuclear device—in effect; to duplicate the dreaded H-bomb which gave the United States unique authority in the post-war world. We were caught by surprise when the Soviet Union touched off such an explosion. In the interim the United States —especially after Russia's sputnik triumph In 1957-has learned that it was foolish to underestimate Russian science and technology. The lesson has not been fully applied to China, however, as reactions to successive Chinese nuclear blasts have made clear. The first nuclear explosion in China occurred in October 1964. At that time, U.S. officjali were confidently predicting that China would not be able to develop a thermonuclear device for at least five years. When China touched off its third nuclear blast recently, its boast that "thermonuclear materials" were Included in the test explosion was pooh-poohed In the Initial U.S. reaction. But only a day later our experts had to back down and acknowledge that apparently the Chinese did have the forerunner to a hydrogen bomb. It is foolish to underestimate an enemy or potential enemy. Such foolishness is even less excusable when, as in this case, previous experience has provided a clear guideline. —Macon (Ga.) News. SINCE Mme. Chiang Kai-shek is just "visiting old friends" in Washington, her suggestion that mainland China be bombed must be a sort of social note.—St Louis Post-Dispatch. JACOBY ON BRIDGE KOBTB V32 4-AQJ* *»764<2 410852 SOGTBCD) A 1085 ¥Q974 41072 Both W«H Worth BM* 24> ftas 4» 4K.T. Pass B* 5N.T. Xtoa TV Opening Je«*-**. "Well," said th: disgruntled expert, "as usual I played brilliantly but with conspicuous lack of success. "I won the club lead with my king and laid down the ace of hearts. East showed out but I wasn't dismayed. I had a chance to work a triple grand coup. I led a club to dummy and> took a trump finesse. Back to dummy with tb> last club to lei 1 and ruff the ace of spades. My'next play was to overtake my king of diamonds with dummy's ace to order to roff the king Of spades. Back to dummy with another diamond to ruff the queen of spades and I was left'With one diamond and the king . jack of hearts. East was left:with queen • nine of hearts and * mystery card. If it were • diamond, I was home. T. led my. diamond to dumy'i jack aad Be* ted to Mia*. Out caste the Jack of spad - « from dummy. Bast had to ruff and I overnjffed and picked up his queen of trumps." It didn't seem to us that the expert had been conspicuously unsuccessful. We don't think much of his seven - heart bid. His partner had asked about kings and if our friend had bid »« spades to show three of them, North woulc have had no trouble counting li tricks at no • trum, and would have bid the cinch no • trump grand slam, but what's wrong with making a grand slam by means of a triple grand coup? We asked what the trouble was. He replied, "The game was duplicate. Almost "very other no • trump and th* score for seven hearts was way below average." By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. LANSING, Mich: (NBA) With Michigan's Democratic ace for a U.S: Senate nomination just heating up,, former ov. G. Mennen (Soapy) Wiliams has jumped ahead so trongly that his young rival, Detroit's Mayor..Jerome Cavanaugh, needs a massive burst to lave any hope of catching him. A contender for office for the irst time since 1958, Williams at 55 is campaigning with fur- ous energy. On a recent, fairly ypical day, he zoomed off from lis Grosse Pointe home at 4:30 a.m. and returned at 11:30 p.m. — having made 15 campaign stops in suburban Oakland Coun- y along the Way. "I hardly think he's ready for a wheelchair," says an aide in answer to contentions fiiat Soapy is droop - shouldered and over-the-hill. His "rest days" are given over to four - mile bikes along the shores of Lake St. Clair, and the firing off of countless memos to his staff. *Sst, CffcAerf Itf fen fly MM M rate JMer toy*WISH him is the evidently durable fabric of old loyalties. To many labor people and other Democratic activists, Soapy is "Mr. Democrat," the man who built the Democratic party and, through 12 years as governor, took it to glory in Michigan. Says one source: "There's a feeling that Old Soapy has earned this one, that this one belongs to him." To combat this quite widespread sentiment that Williams deserves a sort of political "Oscar," the 37-year-old Cavanaugh is trying to portray him as a man of the past, last year's model, a stand - patter who is stale on the issues and offers the voters nothing but a handshake and a "remember me?" The vigorous mayor, just plunging into heavy effort after a three weeks' tour of Europe, presents himself as a driving, Kennedy • style politic 3 ' modern, fresh and flexible in his foreign affairs outlook, equipped whether this will have broad appeal when set beside Williams' middle • range position close to President Johnson's. Though Cavanaugh really is hardly under way as an "out- state" campaigner, most Michigan appraisers think he will try to beat Williams "inside Eight Mile Road" — the Detroit city border. And they doubt it will work. Williams' apparent yrip on Negro support is a principal reason. Cavanaugh's two mayoralty elections were founded on overwhelming Negro backing, and he would need it this time to help offset Williams' far better name - status outstale. "But Hastings Street (a main Negro thoroughfare in Detroit) was always a big Williams beat," comments a veteran appraiser. "And more recently he's made Africa another Hastings street." The reference, of course, was to Williams' five years as as- of living," she went on. To thine own self be true. I know those things which are written about _______ me aren't true, and that's all •'— ti>at matters. And, then, i also live by this — This, too, shall pass away." "But now could I have any regrets?" she asks. "Movie? have given me so much. The things I've been able to do, the places I've been able to travel ;o, the financial security I have for myself and my children, the way I can live — when I have all mat, how could I have any regrets?" Newest addition to Lana fur ner's life is horse racing. She and her husband, Robert Eaton, have the beginnings of a thoroughbred stable. A two-year-old colt named Mr. Blackeye will start at Hollywood Park soon, by current experience to grap- sistant secretary cf state for affairs. A Republican who saw ticularly huge out thought a shooting ! the shoppers. goes. ing off of lis staff. orsementg embracing bor, many nic groups Is at shop- erally big. aw a par• pouring lad drawn nples, still ark bow ams is • — rts months ;nized b y •e-ever he g going for pie successfully wun me great domestic dilemmas on the urban front. Here and there, observers' antennae pick up signs that Cavanaugh's "man of today" posture registers to some degree. One who recently heard some labor leaders in a private setting concluded that their support of Williams was "more out of duty than joy." He felt they were straining for reasons to be against the attractive Cavanaugh. In his bid for higher status in Michigan's issue • orientec Democratic party, the mayor has taken a dovelike stance on Viet Nam. It remains to be seen Airicau nuaua. Despite some outspoken resentment among certain Democratic leaders at Cavanaugh for having the temerity to run against their old hero, the mayor is widely hailed in many Democratic quarters for his recognized successes in Detroit's urban cauldron. But he scorns their view of him as a "comer" who can wait for another day. Dismissing the governorship as a "housekeeping job," he wants the Senate. His bright promise probably would give him the nomination easily if his rival were anyone but the much- remembered old warhorse wifii the bow tie. and a two-year-old fllly named Copita is being readied for the Del Mar meeting. "But our pride," she says, "i« a yearling, a three - quarters brother of Kelso. We're very excited about him." Lana has designed the silks her jockey will wear. She wanted something she Could see cross the track, so her colors will be orange, black and white. When she was a girl — before he lightning struck — she dreamed of being a dress de- iigner. Designing the silks for her racing stable is now the next best thing. She also is occupied these days looking for scripts for herself. They aren't easy to find. "I have be«n reading novels and plays and screenplays," she says, "until my eyes are ready to drop out. But they're just not writing beautiful stories any more. "Almost everything has to do with homosexuals or dope or alcoholism. I just wonder how much further they can go. 'I look back at me old days and I remember the beautiful jictures that Irene Dunne made emember "Theodora Goes Wild"? — and the beautiful pic- ures that Katherine Hepburn made. Why can't we have pic- :ures like that today? "Maybe I'll have to find where hose old stories are and d u s t hem off and do them again. don't care if they call me The Queen of the Remakes. They are beautiful stories." 75 Years Ago -In BlytheYille Mrs. Henry Layson will spend the weekend in Memphis with her daughter, Miss Betty Layson. Mrs. H. H. Houchins, Mrs. Adolph Heinicke, Mrs. Jim Graf' ton and Mrs. Cecil Shane are spending several days in Fulton, Mo. Mrs. Vivian Patterson has arrived from Lindenwood College St. Charles, Mo. to spend the summer with her mother, Mrs S. S. Patterson. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roleson and son Bucky will spend the weekend in Wynne with rela tives. Mrs. Earl McGregor has re turned from Memphis where she spent the past two days with Mr. McGregor who is patient at the Baptist Hospital Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newi Page Six Thursday, June 9, 1968 TUT, BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. BA1.NES, PUBLISHED HARR? ». HMNHS Assistant Publisher-Editor PAUL O. HUMAN Adrertlitnc ManafM Sol" National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New Fork, n 'dcago, Oltrolt. Atlanta, Memp&SJ Second-class postage paid at Blrthevllle, Ark. Member of the Associated Prcw SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of Blyth*- tllle 01 any suburban town ffheM carrier service is maintained 35c pa weefc. $1.50 per month. By mail within a radlui of St miles. $8.00 per year $5.00 for «!• months, $3.00 for three months, by mall, outside 50 mile radius S.1B.M per Tear oavahle in advance. Mall subscriptions are not accepted in towns and cities where Tbt Courier News carrier lervice If maintained. Mall subscriptions an payable fa advance. NOTB: Vn« courier frewi usnmM no responsibility for photograpnj manuscripts .engravings or mat* left with It for possible publication- the Doctor Says By Written for Newspaper •ise Association 5. Brandstadt, M4>. Once again the so-called antivivisectionists are proposing restrictive legislation. They blandly ignore the fact that all recent progress in veterinary, as wen as human, medicine has been brought about by using animals to research. The disease popularly known as slipped disk is very common in dachshunds. A few years this was so painful and so expensive it was considered best to put the afflicted animals to tlMp and get a new pet. Then an orthopedic surgeon hi Illinois got the Idea that an injection into the disk of the enzyme, chymopapain, might dis- wlve the material that was protruding from between the ver- ttbrae. Working with » veterinarian he first tried the method on rabbits, When it was found to be successful these doctors got the permission of the owner of a do| that WM about to bt d» stroyed to use their new treatment. This pet, which had been paralyzed for a month was able to stand up 36 hours after the injection and within two weeks was as frisky as ever. Applied to human beings, this operation has relieved thousands of sufferers. Yet who among us — antivivisectionist or otherwise — would have wanted to have this operation before it had been shown to be safe and effective? And what doctor would havt dared to try it on a human patient without the preliminary laboratory study? This is the kind of story antl- vivisectionists do not like to hear because their real purpose is not to prevent cruelty to animals but to hamper all animal research by bringlnj it under the control of persons who know little about 'science and even less about scientific pro- fret* je achieved, _____ The effect of the laws they propose would be to discourage promising young scholars from entering biological research fields, to remove the United States from its respected place in the forefront of scientific progress and to waste a large part of the more than $1 billion currently apporpriated by our government to carry out scientific research. The humane care of laboratory animals has been steadily improving thanks to the results of earlier animal experiments. Proper interpretation of all such experiments, whether in testing new drugs, the effects of a controlled diet or new operative techniques, requires the best possible care of the animals, which incidentially are not cheap. If the frequently heard charges of cruelty to laboratory animals are true, why haven't the antivivisectionists brought the guilty parties to trial for violation of already existing laws? No new laws are needed la prevent such cruelty. _ [ From Freft to Nuts •Anaw«r t» Pravlom AC30SS strait meadow grasset _. 45 Pnt to 1 Georria fruit 43 spinning toy 6AIsoTmownti «Jhsculta« a illbert nut appeQatioo jaCySteal Oe|$ t * k * MSVStf .. 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