The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 10, 1966 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 10, 1966
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Awareness of a Flaw Each of the state's eight candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination are aware of a single, all pervasive flaw in state government as it exists today. That would be lack of guide-lines (or laws) which make disclosure mandatory. : The $20,000 gift to a Little Rock horse show might never have been properly ventilated. The pension plan was brought to light only when campaigner Kenneth Sulcer spotlighted it. The Highway Department raises were discovered due to a tip to a Little Rock reporter. Recently, the people of Arkansas awoke to read their auto insurance rates had been increased. Circuit Judga Charles Light and District Prosecutor A. S. Harrison learned a hearing had been held on commutation of sentence after the hearinf. And the data of th« baring had been changed from July 6 to early June, without any notification as far as they were concerned. Arkansas citizens have the feeling that they don't know what'a going on in state government. Legislator! freely admit that the crush of bills dropped in the hopper is too great to give them time for careful study. One legislator gaid it's something in the nature of a miracle that more poor pieces of legislation don't slip through than do. As noted above, each of the a«ri«u» candidates for the Democratic nomination is aware of this. Almost without exception they have offered comments on the public's need to know what is happening in state government. It i» a healthy sign. 'Off We Go, Into the...' The community owes some thanks to those men on the City Airport Commission and the Chamber of Commerce's Airport Committee who continue to work—along with city govern- ment-Mjn the many-faceted Municipal Airport development. This week it was announced that additional acreage i» being acquired for the airport; financing for expansion is being investigated; and the city's case for scheduled air service is being prepared for the Civil Aeronautics Beard. In an age of air travel, it is well for the city to be air-minded. £dit ori Show Beat by Dick Kleiner Turning 40 is not so bad. Really it isn't. 0£ course, there are the bifocals. But bifocals are your friends and you should be properly thankful for the skill of your optometrist and for the lens grinders in St. Louis. Ask the .. Lord's blessing on your bifocals, thank Hun for two eyeballs (even though of diminished vision they may be) and go happily on your W8V> Otherwise things don't change too drasti- '..tally. The steel grey (you'd believe bilgewat- er grey, maybe?) in the hair is more prominent, although the hairline is less prominent and in fact is behaving somewhat like a Viet Cong skirmish line about to break for the jungle. Neither children nor togs are more deferential. You're still a crabby old man as far as the kids in the neighborhood are concerned and an unlettered, crass youth of only limited potential to the oldtimers who watched you try to gain some degree of maturity on the atreets of Blytheville. Chief source of trauma at the end of lour decades of living may come from the slick magazines. Titles of their articles shriek such questions as "Is Exercise Safe after 40?" (Sure it is. Only this morning I bent over, carefully, firmly gripped a fallen paper clip and snapped it overhead in a nearly perfect, two-hand military press.) and 'Are Men over 40 Lousy Lovers?" (Well, I've never seen any fiery testimonials for men under 40, as far as that goes.) and "They Made Two Million before 40" (I've never been able to cope with precociousness, whether it be found in people aged 4 or 37 and look on it as a rather hopeless thing anyway.). * * * A friend with a bent for research wrote last week (noting that he was tempted to wait until Monday to write so he could date the JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH (D) *9 VKU4 4AKJ10832 EAST M VAJ75S VQ988 • 6 47 *1065» *AK97 SOUTH AJ10632 4Q854 *J82 Bast-West vulnerable Vest North East Sontb 3» Dble. 2* 3V 4> 4V Pass Pass Opening lead—^ 9. A winning player must know how to bid and play but there is «n extra requisite which is generally described as the "feel of the table." The man with this characteristic almost never loses a two- way finesse. He j :t seems to . know which opponent holds that missing card. On defense he find! the killing leads and plays. Most important of all, in competitive situations he knows When to sacrifice, and when to gamble that he can set his opponents. There is nothing remarkable •bout North's pass to four ' newts. Most players would know that they could not make five diamonds but would not bother to take the sure loss that v would result from a five • diamond bid. v North pond for an rnOnlr different nttan. The game was rubber bridje todbe felt cer- letter 6-6-66. . .chance of a lifetime, the way he saw it). This man is one of life's fine- print readers. Nothing escapes his attention. Currently, he's discovered a flaw in a television beer commercial. It could result in unexpected sales for Brand X. "You've seen," he writes, "the commercial where Joe Doakes goes to the refrigerator in his pajamas for a can of Schlitz? His wife admits they're out of Schlitz because she bought another kind. He mutters in his beard while he dresses, gets in his car and drives through a pouring rain-at night-to get that Schlitz. You remember that? "Twelve minutes later he's back in his kitchen with a pop-top can of Schlitz and a happy smile of anticipation as he prepares to open the can. 'And what does that can say, in loud, clear, pear-shaped tones, as he snaps it open? "It says 'Busch!!' It really does. You listen the next time." -H.A.H. meditations— "But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be re- warded."—HChron. 15:7. The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.—Henry Ford. ONE observer allows that the trouble with modern courtship is that the time between courtship and court is too short.—Dade County (Ga.) Sentinel. beat four hearts by opening his singleton spade. West saw whal North was planning and tried to counteract by playing the ac< and another trump, but this die him no good. North went righi up with his king and underlet the ace - king of diamonds. South found himself on lea< with the queen and returned i spade to give North his ruff and the third defensive trick. At this point Nort: led a club and eventually declarer had to lose a trick in that suit also. *\ fOUNDTHEMW WKWft Hum M> THEY FIT NICELY, tab that ht would only go down two ticks at five diamonds doubled. This would merely be a 200 - point loss because he held 100 honors, but North passed because he had some hope of beating the heart game. Why take any loss when you don't have to? North started his campaign to By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) There are some facts to be set straight in the current anti- Ky - government "Buddhist" movement in Viet Nam. Premier Nguyen Cao Ky, the man the "Buddhists" are op- josing, is himself a Buddhist. New spot door-to-door surveys conducted in rural Viet Nam show that Vietnamese Buddhists are a minority of the country's sopulation. In all, they probably account for less than 20 per cent of the people. The Buddhists, thus are not the overwhelming majority that has been claimed. Even the 20 per cent figure tends to give -exaggerated numerical importance to the Thich Tri Quang and associated groups. The Buddhists themselves are divided. Best revised estimates a that the militant groups associated with the antigovernment movement, including their foL lowers and disciples, add up to BERRY'S WORLD gfOSSAT AND CftOMLEY IN WASHINGTON South Vietnam Is Neither Catholic Nor Buddhist considerably less than 10 per cent of the population of South Viet Nam. Older claims had categorized South Viet Nam a Buddhist country with disciples totaling 80 per cent of the people. The new surveys show a different picture. Most villagers were found to have a religion that is a mixture of folk religion, Taoism, animism and Confucianism. Three - fourths of this group, when asked, called themselves Confucianists. Some said they had no religion. This combined group comprises around 42 per cent of the people. The Catholics in South Viet Nam, their numbers swelled by refugee Catholics from the north probably account for 14 per cent of the population. The Cao Dai, an independent religion with admixtures of Christianity and Buddhism, includes 9 per cent of the population. Followers of the Hoa Hao, another local religion, are 3 per cent. The native mountain hill tribes men, with a primitive religion of spirits, are 4 per cent. The Chinese total 8 per cent. A group of about 3 per cent follow the Cambodian form of Buddhism, quite different from the usual Vietnamese type. There are assorted Brahmanists Moslems, Protestants. This leaves about 17 per cent of the population following one of the major Vietnamese divisions of Buddhism. About half of these are nominal Buddhists. They personally follow a combination of religions, of which Buddhism is one. That is, the same man may perform Buddhist, Taoist, animist rituals and attempt to follow Confucian family precepts. Thus the Buddhist groups which have joined loosely in the present political movement and its associated rioting probably have as active and passive disciples from 8 to 10 per cent ol Hie men, women and children ol South Viet Nam. The activists are a very small percentage of this small group. '— HOLLYWOOD (NBA) The end • of • shooting party on "The Fortune Cookie" set was bigger than most such affairs, because the cast of "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" came over from the next sound stage. Everybody was delighted with how well Walter Matihau looked after his heart attack. "I feel fine," MatKiau told m«. "I am convinced that I'll live to be 94 or 95, then get a headache and die." His doctor has him on a regimen of a dally three-mile walk and soon that will be changed to a run. Let's hope it's a long run. Ross Hunter's parties always attract a nice assortment of stars, and the kick-off affair for "Thoroughly Modern Millie" was no exception. The main attraction was Beatrice L i 11 i e, who will join Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore and Hermione Baddeley in this comedy- with-music, set in the '20s. Hunter has '20s-type music, and Miss Lillie and Reginald Gardiner did the Charleston with great flourish. Irene Dunne, Loretta Young, Jane Powell, Miiko Taka, Audrey Meadows — Hunter always gets the ladies out for his par- 1 ties. Julie Andrews says she's been working so hard that, after this icture, she'll take at least a month off. But I doubt if they'll et Hollywood's hottest star get rest now. Both Jane Powell and Audrey Meadows said they are being lostly housewives these days. ane, after a recent tour, said be came home and almost felt ike a stranger, she'd been away 75 Years Ago -In Blythevillt Mrs. Wallace Hoke, Mrs. Osar Fendler, Mrs. S a n f o r d loone, Mrs. Joe Pride, Mrs. Villard Pease^ Mrs. Newton Whitis and Mrs. W. T. Rainwa er were guests of Mrs. Harry Haines yesterday when she ntertained members of the litizer Club for an afternoon of iridge. Cary Mason will leave tomor- ow for the University of Arcansas at Fayetteville to attend he summer session. Thirty - six guests attended a iridge • canasta shower lasl night at the Rustic Inn complimenting Mrs. Earnest Parker fte former Miss Elizabeth Btythe. Mrs. W. Leon Smith and Mrs. A. H. Wallace were wstesses for the event. Miss Gay Garrigan has arrived from the University of Ar ;ansas to be the summer gues of her parents, Mr. and Mrs Sunday Sdoool Lesson* By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. Two observations emphasize the common problem of being lonesome. The first is from a brilliant semanticist who works in Africa. In most of the languages of that continent, says Dr. Wesley Sadler, there is no word for "Lonesome," since everyone is a member of a family or a tribe. You may be alone but you're not lonesome! The other observation is from Thoreau's Walden. "I have never felt lonesome, or at least oppressed by a sense of solitude, but once, and that was a few weeks after I came to the woods when for an hour, I doubted if the near neighborhood of man was not essential to a serene and healthy life. To be alone was something unpleasant." All thinking, feeling persons have known loneliness. There is the loneliness of the President, musing over decisions to be made. There is the loneliness of the parachutist dangling in silence between sky and earth. There is the loneliness of the man who has wrecked Ml career rashly. There is the loneliness as generations try, and fail, to understand each other. There is the loneliness of the young and the loneliness of the aged. Beyond these is the loneliness of those who have Come to a new Understanding of the universe in which we live, the solitude that comei to thoea who see this planet as a lonesome dust moat in toe vaitness «i in- finity. Loneliness comes from achievement and it also comes from alienation. To come into a new area of responsibility diminishes some types of companionship. The opposite is the loneliness that comes when a person has deliberately or selfishly destroyed friendships, grooved life into such self • interest that it is impossible to understand one's neighbor or even to hear him. When a person understands his loneliness, confronts it and recognizes that it ca not be evaded, he could be at the threshold of a new chapter of wonder for his life. Loneliness can be an evil thing'. It can be the result of placing all of our trust in our ownselves, in our own possessions and in our own schedules. It can be the loneliness of the person who refuses to listen to anyone. It is one thing to stand alone in one's convictions; it is another thing to isolate life from the possibility of even hearing what our neighbor says. This can hap- pe.i to a country as well as to an individual. Can a nation go it alone? Loneliness can be a blessed kind of torture. Jesus went away alone in irdcr to find a new companionship. He was terribly alone and splendidly companioned. During World War n, a German pastor was imprisoned because of the stand he had taken against his government. He knew the terrible loneliness ol "thirsting for words of kindness for neighborliness, tossing in ex pectation." He knew the splendid companionship as he confronted the gallows: "Whoever I am, 0 God, thou knowest I am thine." Out of the sensitivity of the lonely can come some of the important new understanding o! the world in which we live, the people with whom we work ant the God of the universe and the ages. Blythevillt (Ark.) Courier Newi Page Six Friday, June 10,1966 The tree sloth has four legs but it never walks on them. Instead, it hangs by them from the branches of trees. The tloths are completely arboreal, which means they almost never leave the trees. When they do, they are forced to crawl alone level surfaces with considerable difficulty. Sloths' are nocturnal, silent, solitary animate and only produce one young at birth. so much. And Audrey, an avid gardener came back from a tour of tht Orient with her husband, Continental Airlines' Bob Six, and ound her garden a mess. She whipped it into shape herself. "My sister, Jayne, was over ioday," Audrey said, "and she said my garden looked so good must have a wonderful gardener. I said, 'Thank you - I did it myself.'" Hunter had a pianist and a dance team demonstrate a new dance which will be shown In "Thoroughly Modern Millie." It's called "The Tapioca," but I think he was pudding us on. Under the influence of foreign films, Hollywood is getting more cburgeous. That's the opinion of top director J. Lee Thompson, whose c r e d 11 s Include "Tiger Bay," "Guns of Navarone," "What a Way to Go" and the upcoming "13." Thompson says nowadays American films are able to tackle themes which would have been unthinkable a few years ago, because the foreign (Urns have led the way. "But," Thompson adds, "it'a very wrong to say that all foreign films are automatically good. They're not." Thompson is now putting together his next film, which will be called "High Citadel," and will be filmed on 1 o C a t i o n in Spain with some studio work here. After that? Well, he thinks the era of the film musical is coming back and he is preparing a musical version of "The Private Life of Henry VIII." 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