The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1966 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 17, 1966
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Politics and the Pinkos The Pink (yeu ihould pardon th« , expression) Tomato Festival in Warten, Ark., has become more than just another Pink Tomato Festival with another Pink Tomato Queen (seriously .folks, they elect one, just as we n»m« a National Cotton Picking Contest Queen, which probably strikes the Warren folks as amusing, too). In an election year, the Pink Tc-- mato Festival at Warren is where it's at. . .first. Later will come the PiggOtt picnic and heaven only knows what else. But at Warren, all the candidates get together, usually for the first time. They scale up the back of a platform, which is decked with bunting, and itand before a public address system and jolly well get down to real catch as catch can politickin'—Arkansas style. With eight candidates in the race, this year's Pink Tomato speaking should have been a real dinger. Take the word of a highly-respected Arkansas newsman who was there, it wasn't. "Dale Alford was there and this fellow really is a fine speaker. . .he's a real political orator. Beautiful to •watch. Unfortunately, he didn't eay anything. "Frank Holt was there. He talked like a man who already has been elected. Sam Boyce was there and he's such a nice fellow and everyone likes him. Generally these fellows talked about moving Arkansas forward and that sort of thing, which is good, but which really isn't saying much. "Now there was one fellow who had something to say and who wasn't afraid'to say it. That was this Kenneth Sulcer of up your way. Sulcer talked about state government. And every few minutes he'd pause, look out at the crowd and »ay,'You know what Tm talking about don't you?' " And did they know what h« wat talking about? "They surely did." Sulcer's Warren »peceh, as it was reported in the papers, was a reworked version of his official campaign opening talk at Osceola. In this, he makes his case against the state's "unofficial board of directors who are running your state." It is a thought-provoking piece of work. A good political speech. So far, only Sulcer and Jim Johnson have talked about what's wrong with state government and how it might be corrected. Sulcer's campaign has produced more solid news and editorial matter than the campaigns of all other candidates combined. This is because, we would assume, of all the candidates, he has the most intimate and current knowledge of state affairs. If it is safe to generalize on the reaction to Sulcer's campaign over Arkansas (and it hardly ever is, in fact, safe to generalize about such a thing), one might venture the opinion that he opened the race as the candidate with the farthest to go and thus far has made the most progress. Around the state his reception has been good. Many are saying things like, '"He's a good man and is running strong. It's too bad he doesn't have a chance." If enough people feel this way, he) does have a chance and i very good one. Of the leading candidates, he alone has no strikes on him in the public mind as of this moment. In the solitude of the polling place, the voter, faced with such a plethora of candidates, just may place his X opposite the name of Kenneth Sulcer. tlote Once there was a dedicated though unimaginative and thoroughly bureaucratic, Chinese Communist spy named Ho Ho Hi. For reasons which never were clear to him, he was assigned to the Latin American section down at the Chinese Communist Spy Store in.. Peking. One day, his superior at the Spy Store told him, "Ho Ho Hi, we have formulated and finalized a plan (and it should be noted here, that Ho Ho's superior received his indoctin- ation at the hands of a defector from the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare) by which you will infiltrate the public welfare section of government in Lima, Peru." Whereupon Ho Ho Hi was given a phony passport to Tokyo where he posed as a buyer of culture for the Chinese Domestic Pearl Institute. One night after a long day haggling with culture merchants, Ho Ho sought out his contact in Tokyo. "You must select the name of a deceased American," he was told, "and we will make you a phony passport for entry in Lima where you will Infiltrate the public welfare section." Ho Ho selected the name, Seymour Glass, which he pronounced, "Seymoul Grass." He was put on an Arctic Intercoastal Airlines Inc.! (AIAI!) jet, which flies the great circle routes out of Tokyo. Ho Ho, however, boarded a jet which was to fly the northern great circle, rather than the southern great circle. Thus, he landed in Minneapolis rather than Caracas. He thought the accents strange, JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH AK1084 V1083 It *AQ8 WEST EAST (D) 4.762 48 VKJ76542 «9 • 93 4QJI054 + J 41097653 SOUTH 4.AQJ53 VAQ 4A82 + K42 North-South vulnerable Weft North East South Fas* 14> 3V 3* Pass 4N.T. pass 5* FasS 5N.T. Pass 8» Pass 6<*> Pass Pass Pass Ojunin* lead— 4>* In ordinary bridge circles If one side is dealt almost all of ttie high cards it does all of the bidding. The opponents listen and hope for the best but fear and expect the worst. In expert circles a player with bid cards will occasionally stick In a nuisance bid in sn effort to disrupt his opponents and get ttem to the wrong contract. Sometimes these nuisance bids work, other tiroes they juit break even, once in awhile they explode in the user's face. Left to themselves North and South would undoubMly have gotten to the-same six spade contract they reached after West stuck In his monkey wrench three heart Wd. The difference if that If West bad just kept quiet, South wwld atmsst surely have (one down ••e trick. i As it was South drew trumps with three leads and noted that West followed to all three. Then he cashed his three club tricks and saw that West produced exactly one card in that suit. This accounted for four of West's cards. It seemed certain that West would hold the king of hearts for his three heart bid. but then so was the weather. He subsequently presented his ticket to Trans-Tundra Airlines, which put him on a flight to Lima, Ohio, where, using phony identification papers as Seymour Glass, he obtained a job with the Office of Economic Opportunity. And it came to pass that Ho Ho Hi became an employee of OEO in Ohio. Never underestimate the cunning of the Red Chinese, for they are meek and are searching for their inheritance. * * * ^ant a story on Americanism? This one comes from a German woman who married a Korean. She was captured when the North Koreans stormed across the border into South Korea at the outbreak of the Korean war (she was, by the way, on a picnic on that day). Soon began the death march to the north. Those who could no longer walk were shot. She recalls seeing exhausted persons held so the bullet could enter the head. It was on that march she made the decision to some day, in some way, come to America. Why? Because of the American soldiers on the march. They carried the weak, at the risk of their very lives, for energy was a precious thing. They were spending this precious thing on others . . . people whom they didn't even know. By sheer accident, she eventually was released and came to America ... to live in Arkansas. -H.A.H. He had nothing else. How many hearts did he have? It seemed reasonable that he would hold seven of them. West's bid was bad enough with a seven - care suit and it would have been hopeless with a six - carder. After these thoughts, South cashed his ace of hearts am played three rounds of diamonds. East had to win the thirc diamond and was forced to leai either a club or diamond. This gave South a chance to discard his queen of hearts; ruff in dummy and make his slam. By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Corresondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) The continuing decline in popular support for President Johnson's Viet Nam war policies is not altering in the slightest degree his resolve to keep on the same course. The latest public opinion, polls show that support now is hover- Tig just above the 40 per cent mark. For the first time, too, the President has seen a poll which las him trailing a potential 1968 Republican presidential candidate. A statewide sampling in Iowa for the Des Moines Sunday Register gives Gov. George Romney of Michigan 46 per cent, Johnson 35 per cent. The President won Iowa by 284,000 votes in 1964, though Richard Nixon had taken it from the late John F. Kennedy by (fAf eiNttrWli* "U I «N« «* jo on a ftunpr striie m fat tucV/ifit unrf fei> 060(ft leS potffltfi/" (•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••f 1 Show Beat \ by \ Dick Kleiner HOW A Witt $NAK£ <MJ SkVAWMl A Blfr OACKA&' HOLLYWOOD - (NBA) For more Mian a decade, Mort Sahl has been taunting and teasing the establishment, with his political-sociological thrusts. He has kept millions happy — and an undetermined number angry — over the years, but has he accomplished anything, constructive with it all? Sahl thinks so. In fact, he believes he has achieved two worth - while ends, over and above supporting Mort Sahl. "In toe first place," he says, "I started a lot of people thinking. A whole generation has grown up and heard stuff from me they never beard before. The college kids, espcially. "Secondly, until ! came along there were no so-called cerebral comedians. 1 opened it up for Shelly (Berman) and Newhart and Cosby and the rest of them.' It wasn't easy. Sahl's early career was marked by a con- spicous lack of success. He tried to conform at first, and it wasn't until well into the first major engagement — at San Francisco's hungry i that he grew confident enough to begin his topical attack. At first, he says, he was accepted because the audience thought of him as "file team spokesman — I attacked Ike and Nixon and all the Republicans." The liberal audiences were enchanted. BIOSSAT AND CROMLIY IN WASHINGTON LBJ Turns Back on Polls, Keeps Single Eye on Viet War proved in the second half of his j anything to be loved. One aide term. The fear of big Republicans gains has grown. But beyond this, friends say, the President simply refuses to shaken from a Viet Nam course he believes to he right and necessary for the country. More troops are said to be due in South Viet Nam in the next few months. The adverse polls could hardly make him happy. Yet there is considerable testimony that be takes criticism and bad news a good deal more calmly than he once did. "I think he has really adjusted to the job," says an associate. Sensitivity to criticism is an occupational ailment of presidents. Even some of Johnson's friends think he took longer than most to learn to live with it. His preoccupation with work, his refusal to seek rewarding UIC JflLC UUilll r. riCIHlCUy uy NIB Iduaal IAJ o*-c.iv i*,nu>u...p w. 172,000. The same Iowa poll, in-1 distractions probably contri- Yet, no matter how comfort- . . ... , - . , , , i _ .1 i . M_ _ -i _»c u:« I :_« li- TM^/rtif Ka no ttrt tflnffW suggests that, .nore than ever, he is thinking these days about his place in the history books. In the specific case of Viet Nam, his conviction as to the Tightness of his policies has been greatly underscored b y his judgment that the celebrated Fulbright hearings neither demonstrated the folly of those policies nor offered the faintest sign of a reasonable alternative. His intellectual critics sound to him in 166 about as they sounded in 1965. He did not plowing ahead as before on Viet So Lyndon Johnson is just think they had a case then, needs the reassurance he once Nam. He would like to see poll trends reversed on that issue, since-a turn-around would signal fresh hope of his party holding its own in the November elections. 75 Years Ago -In B/ytheviJ/e Miss Charley Ruth r 'anken- ship of Dell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Blankenship last night was selected Miss Blytheville of 1951 at the beauty page- an finals =.t Haley Field sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commir..e. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. McKenzie of San Francisco. Calif, today make known the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Ann, to Charles Edv.ard C-igger III, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Crigger Jr. of Blytheville. The wedding will be in Little Rock in late summ i. A luncheon at the George M. Lee home yesterday complimented Mrs. Kendall Berry, retiring president . ' :,iembers of the executive board of the Woman's Club. Miss Minnie Lee Jones left today for Atlanta ti visit with relatives. cidentally, puts Johnson ahead of Nixon, 44 to 39, in a trial heat. It is no surprise to hear presidential associates say that LBJ is not thinking about 1968 right now. The evidences of slipping support on Viet Nam ARE of real concern to him. He does not want to see the present huge Democratic margins in the House and Senate diminished this fall to the point where he might have trouble getting major programs ap- buted to the slowness of his adjustment. *. Having apparently managed it he is represented as determined not to govern by the weathervane of the opinion polls, not to tinker with what he considers sound programs and policies merely to court higher favor ing, as he did through much He is perhaps tired of read- with the people, of 1964 and 1965, that he wants to be loved and will do almost Sunday Sclwol Lesson- w JOEW, D.D. An ancient map of the city in i with new problems and we've which I live labels a street as tried to use some of the old "Boundary Street." The interest ing fact is that that street is now almost in the inner city. If you want to find your way around Buffalo, you'd better have a more recent map. In the Library of Congress an old Lewis and Clark map labels the section we now call Ohio as "coaies and ores." On my map this place is the residence of my friends and family. The old map was accurate, but now there are new circumstances to interpret the map. One can understand the weariness of Mr. Hammond of the New York map company when he complains that maps are out-of-date before they've been printed. It is even necessary to print two maps with different boundaries so that- the disputants, Argentina and Chile, can each have a map which pleases their ideas of their boundaries. Our problem ii not only in these road maps. Our difficulty i that we eenfrmt a ntw world signs. We need to keep our road maps up-to-date. Once upon a time the map read, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." That was an old - fashioned "Boundary Street." Jesus changed that understanding c-f moral geography with a new interpretation of moral law. Once upon a time the humn- als read: "The rich man in his castle, The poor man at the gate, Ged made them high and lowly, Each one in his estate." Don't try singing it in any number of today's rebellious countries, for no one section is isolated so that the rich can be certain to remain rich. Or, think of the people who are trying to use a map labeled, 'status quo." To ally ourselves with such maps is to miss the high adventure of discovering new truths about the moral ing it might be, he no longer needs the reassurance he once got from his famous collection of favorable polls dog-eared as (hey were from being hauled from his pockets at the slightest pretext. Unless controlling events intervene, the people who dislike the President's Viet Nam policies may have to try to vote him out in 1968. Even if that were done, any plausible successor in GOP circles might pursue much the same course^ universe hi which we live. The world needs the rebel who is appreciative of his past, unwilling to tear up the old maps, but just as discontented with those twisting and turning paths which avoid coming to grips with life's problems. The true rebel is the man who is so discontented with the pious do - nothings that he is willing to search out the new road without forsaking the old heritage. No one can adequately measure the journey ahead for humanity. A man's a fool if he thinks he can plot his maps that easily. Great highways were carved through the wilderness and these maps are ours. Now we have some new roads to travel. Are your maps up-to- date? . Grapes for Wine Producing grapes for wine requires exactly the right kind of weather. The vines need a moderately cold, slightly humid winter; a warm, dry spring; a hot summer with a spot of rain during August; and early • morning fog from mid-September to harvest time. concerts and now he has a weekly television show in Los Angeles, with possibilities for it* syndication. He is also taking a fling at acting — he had a part in tbe just • completed "Three For a Wedding" and this summer he'll do "A Thousand Clowns" in stock. He has also just opened a club in Westwood, close to the UCLA campus, called The Uprising. He hopes it will become his home base. Still, there are problems. One of his chief worries these days is, "Whom can I attack?" When you think about it, the pickings are lean. "The extreme left and extreme right," he says, "are out of fashion these days. They're not worth attacking any more. I think the middle is the most vulnerable today." One of his chief targets now is American foreign policy. He is given to saying things like "our policy seems to be to wait around until Mao dies, and then hope that - whoever takes over is a good guy — the kind of man who wants to see all the Red Chinese driving Mustangs." Sahl says, however, that he doesn't quite get the thrill of the chase he once did in pouring it on the Washington scene. "Nobody laughs much in Washington any more," he says. "Johnson doesn't laugh very much. Fulbright is pretty good. But, in '60,' when tbe liberals i whenever I mention Humphrey, became the Ins. and the conservatives were the Outs, Sahl kept on attacking the Ins. And the liberals considered him almost a traitor to his group. For a time, Sahl says there was a blacklist of him by the night club owners, mostly liberals. Today, however, Sahl is covered with work. He still has his people always say, 'Well, he's just trying to make it,' as though that.excused everything. "The more I think about It, the more I miss Ike. Ike was Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Page Six Friday, June 17, 1966 CHE BLYTnEVILLI COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. B. W. RAINES PUBUSK.Eft HARRY A. HAINKS Assistant Publisher-Editor PAUL O. HUMAN Adrertlslnf Manage! So 1 ? Advertlslnj Representative Wallace Wltmer Co. New Tork, "'ajcago. Ditrolt, Atlanta. Mcmphli fiecond-cJass postage paid at Blvthevllle Ark. 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