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Friday, June 24, 1966
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Who's The Governor's Boy? No one can a«ay just what th« results of being an Orval Faubus man in the July 26 Democratic primary might rtean. One year ago, it would have made a political lable of pure delight. Today, it may mean something quite different as candidates and their friends have held up for public reading slime-hitherto unpublished chapters in the continuing history of state government. • 'Most candidates would like to hang the Orval Faubua sign around the neck of Frank Holt. This, it seems, is becoming increasingly difficult to do. This week, Mr. Holt named Marvin Melton as tie top man in his campaign organization. Mr. Melton, a one-time guberna- tflrial aspirant himself, has not been a Fjiubus man. 3 And, as Governor Faubus himself pointed out this week, former political associates of his are to be found on the staff of nearly every candidate. ™ In Eastern Arkansas it seems eas- fcr to identify Mr. Holt with the administration. Practically all, if not all, the political powers of this county seem to ijfcswinging toward Mr. Holt. This is not too significant, perhaps, in relating Mr. Holt to the Faubus machine. The Mississippi County group worked closely with the administration and tha county's legislative delegation often served as the Governor's right arm in the Legislature, but it would seem reasonably safe to guess that if the county political gurus lend their support to Holt they wil be doing so on their own initiative and not at the suggestion of the Governor. Candidate Kenneth Sulcer seems almost certain to pull some of the local power away from Holt. How well he does in this regard remains a matter of conjecture. Eastern Arkansas as a region seems to be Holt-oriented which may help other candidates stick Mr. Holt with the Faubus tag. The machine which Governor Faubus built was maintained by the ministrations of the Eastern Arkansas political establishment, from which arrangement came the unusual coalition of the man from the mountains and the folk from the cotton farms. And so, any candidate who can get support in this section of the state will do so at the risk of being called Faubus' boy. It's a risk well worth the taking. Mr. Holt may be the Governor's personal choice. The Governor hasn't made any such statement however and it is doubtful that he or anyone else will hold together all the old Faubus machine. We would suggest weighing Mr. Holt's candidacy in another scale. O<m< or J »••§•••**»•••••••••••••*••••••••••••••*••••'* aft • Show Beat by Dick Kleiner vv mis MUST £You might be Interested in knowing what college students do when they aren't growing beards, painting protest signs and marching. Well, for one thing, they worry a lot. They worry aobut things like sportsmanship. j: Sportsmanship? I asked a University of Arkansas student. 5 Yes sportsmanship, she said. Z Football, we take it, is still a big thing at the university? K Yes, a very big thing, S And what about sportsmanship? Are there areas of particular tension in this regard? Students slashing at each other's cashmere with sharp-toothed combs, for example? Or perhaps pouring warm water in some Aggie's cherry Coke? i. "No," she replied, "we're not having a great deal of trouble with the students. It's the adults." ;; "The adults?" I said properly outraged, for she had impugned that sacrosanct generation which had won two world wars, a police action in Korea and a couple of thousand Big Apple contests (and still was alert enough to piaster the twist, the double vodka martini and the Book of the Month Glub refusal card). ". The generation which produced great athletes (Chuck Davey, Sam Etcheverry, Vern Benson); great actors (Sonny Tufts, Jane Russell, Richard Nixon); political leaders (Gus Hall, Bobby Baker, Harold Stassen); statesmen (Gen. Harry Vaughan, George Rockwell, Dick Gregory), and musicians (Harry Truman, Margaret Truman, Hennie Youngman), this generation, this generation was, indeed, unable to behave themselves at intercollegiate football games? Is this what this young whippersnapper was trying to tell me? It was. Well I challenged, name a few instances of unsportsmanlike deeds any of us red-blooded, dedicated Americans may have committed the past year. "Drinking at the games is being done openly. Remarks shouted at the coaches and players are embarrassing, especially if you happen to be sitting near any of the players' wives —a lot of them are married. "Some of these remarks are filthy. Not just dirty and not just off-color but I mean filthy. In fact the general conversation among some of our fans in the stadium could be cleaned up considerably. "And then I was so embarrassed at the Cotton Bowl. Some of our .adult fans actually got into a brawl with some other people after the game. "We're trying to show the rest of the conference that Arkansas stands for good sportsmanship and this sort of thing doesn't help." So, baby, that's the way it is with the ingrates of the younger generation. They don't appreciate the miracles wrought by our group (the 38-hour deodorant soap, the dual filter, Richard Nixon). Better they should go back to their draft- card burning and speaker banning and leave the roistering to us, eh? -H.A.H. MEANEST man in the world reports that his wife is guilty of one long-continuing mistake. She believes that all the time she's talking that he's listening.—Knoxville News- Sentinel. 8IOSSAT AND CROMLCY IN WASHINGTON Liberal Intellectuals, Once Foes, 'Adopt' Robert Kennedy By BRUCE B10SSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterpris eAssn. WASHINGTON (NEA) A Democratic party professional 'very much interested in he future political welfare of he two Kennedys is troubled ver the rising support New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy eems to be drawing from lib- iral intellectuals. Sitting in his office on a quiet weekend afternoon, this politician said he views such support as mercurial — and hence not to be trusted. During most of his tenure as U.S. attorney general and :hroughout his 1964 campaign for the Senate, Bob Kennedy was seen by much of the intel- ectual community as a mortal adversary. Now, for nedy in earlier years was "mis-1 most nowhere else to land. Out- understood." One even goes so side the Old South and here 'ar as to blame the press for land there in the West, Demo- JACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH (D) M VJ74 4AQ3 *AJ7* • WEST HAST 4AK10985 «3 »A ¥32 4-J109 •K878i2 .. + 632 +Q1095 SOUTH '; *J72 VKQ109865 :'. *s *K8 !" East-West vulnerable 'West North East South ;; i* Pass i* 14, 2V Fast 4V . Pass Pass Pasi - Opening lead—A K LThere is a certain type of losing bridge player who seems to! false - card for the sheer joy ofjfalse - carding. Such a player would play his jack of spades on the opening lead of todays hand and proceed to blame bad luck when West continued the siu'l and gave his partner a ruff of. the third lead. Actually the jack play is a dead giveaway. West doesn't see the deuce in dummy and knows that his part- Mr can't have it. With three spades, East would play his lowest With only two ipades his higher. ^However, South did play the deuce and West shifted to the j$ck Of diamonds. It was so likely that South would hold tht singleton spade and East the tijree spades that West did not tWnk he could afford to lead • aticond ipade. .louth.weot light up with dum- my's ace. At this point most East players would be so proud of that king of diamonds that they would play a high diamond to tell the entire world about it. Not this East. We might have called this article a tale of two deuces because South played the deuce of spades at trick one and East played the deuce of dia- monds at trick two. South led a heart from dum my at trick three and West was in with the ace. Then West com muned with nature for awhile How could he beat this four heart contract if South held thi king of diamonds? Would a club shift do any good? Finally West figured it out He could only beat the hand i East's three of spades had been a singleton. West led the ace o spades and good defense hac triumphed again. "All right, Stlfy-dit 100 came Acre to play bridge or talk about'Ptitou Plan?!'" a variety of reasons, he is pleasing these people. But wary political pragmatists believe that just one major departure from the liberal catechism on Viet Nam or any other subject will expose the senator to the charge that "the old Kennedy is back." If it were not for the public attention the articulate intellectuals constanly command, many party professionals would be inclined to dismiss their political gyrations as merely comical. At this moment, some liberals are busy writing that Ken- encouraging a shallow, incorrect iortrait of the man. In plain fact, two years ago the intellectuals were thunder- ng against him in print, and contributing heavily to the image which is now said to be he work of others. One of the funnier items of 1966 is the prospect of Kennedy's "adoption" by a newly formed group of liberal and radical activists called the National Conference for New Politics. They see him as a possibility for the 1968 presidential race. Basically, the New Politics group is anti-Viet Nam war and pro-" grass roots" civil rights activity. Yet Kennedy has been astonished to find himself embraced by some as a "dove." And a few years ago many liberals, hearing of a dramatic Kennedy confrontation with Negro spokesmen in New York, blasted him as an ignorant member of "the establishment." The worried pro - Kennedy party professional thinks the root of the matter may lie in the fact that the senator, in seeking regularly to separate himself from President Johnson's positions, tends rather consistently to land considerably to his left. Actually, for the critical Democratic politician there is al- crats anxious to stand' distinct from the middle road preempted by the President have no choice but the left. The liberals who are presently gobbling up Kennedy's views seem oblivious of this. His utterances on the Viet Nam war are mostly pleas for flexibility of approach, not calls for a "cut-and-run" policy. His domestic appeals for more money and attention to antipoverty and other social programs are largely a thing of emphasis. So eager are they for a powerful champion, a man of real weight and influence, that many liberal intellectuals are imputing views and attitudes to Ken nedy especially on the war which he does not have. When this is driven home to them, as it may well be one of these days, the senator's newfound activist friends may desert him as if he were a carrier of cholera. Even now, large numbers of intellectuals remain unsold on him. Old animosities are strong. But, whether Bobert Kennedy is deliberately seeking these people or not, the fact is he has some of them today. That is what worries the friendly party professional, who sees their vote help very small but their hostile noise very big. HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Anthony Newley wants to direct a movie and he has a wild idea — an improvisational film, with the actors only having the basic plot line but no script There may be at least one cast change in Petticoat Junction this year — Gunilla Hutton may be out as Billie Jo ... Dennis Day is the tycoon type — he's on the board of directors of eight large corporations .. Most of the quickie gag books prompted by television shows leave me hike-cold but I think Don Adams' "Would You Believe?" is very funny ... Diane Baker is off for a vacation in Greece, a trip she's been planning for several years ... George .Pal is getting ready to reissue his "torn thumb" feature — it's been seven years and a new generation of children is ready for it. Sid Caesar had to lose 20 pounds for his role in Bill Castle's ghostly comedy, "The Spirit Is Willing." He came down from 224 to 205, using his own special M.O. — Modus Overweight. He just cuts down on the amount of food he eats. "It's pretty hard," he says, "to leave most of a fine filet or just to sample a tasty dessert. But you get used to it; eaing ' too much is a habit you can overcome." I feel great now. And I'm ;oing to stay at this weight if : can. The only trouble is I'm lungry all the time." Even before his celebrated ront-page dates with Lynda Johnson, George Hamilton was on his way to the top. He says t was a tough fight. . "Three years ago," he says, 'a producer told me I'd gone as tar as I could go as a juvenile ead, that I wouldn't work for :hree years. I was scared. So I decided I had to do other things to tide me over that period. I did a lot of television. I did summer stock. I went to Europe and did some movies is growing up." •It used to IN that Sunday School Lesson* w [OEW, D.D. It's amazing, shocking — certainly not amusing to see what we try to do with an ancient word of Scripture, especially when we confront some of the same situations in our own day. Here, for instance, is an astute observation of James Reston, the respected news columnist: "'In every city and community there seems to be a small group of leaders who believe that the job can be done and are helping. But most people still seem to be sticking to the old Biblical idea that 'Ye have the poor always with you'." Obviously, there are all too many who quote that as though it were Jesus' statement in support of the "do-nothings" who regard anyone working at alle- 'You'll always have. the so why try anything?" viating poverty as a "do-good- they say. As though you would state: 'You always have sick people, so why try to do any healing?" Or, "You'll always have some ignorant people in the world, so why try to.educate?" The quotation was lifted from the story of Jesus and the woman with the alabaster box of ointment. She wanted to express her gratitude and so brought this expensive gift, broke the box, and used the perfumed oint ment in the manner of the Orient in anointing Jesus. It was at that point that one of the disciples said, "This ought to have been sold and given to the poor." To which Jesus replied, "Why do you trouble the woman for she has done a beautiful thing to me? For you always have the poor with you but you will not always have me. In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. Truly, I say .to you wherever the Gospel is preached, in the whole world, what this woman has done will be told in memory of her." That's the story and it is it is emphatically a find moderns, as picking out that shocking to Reston says one verse, pulling it out of context, and using it as a cove-all to their own apathies. If it is a Biblical recognition that we have the poor with us always, it is emphatically a Biblical MM that life ought to be shared generously out ef sheer gratitude to God. Thank- fulnesi ought to bt poured out here. And, you Know whit my ncome tripled in those tbrtt years. Betides, now I'm recog- lized as a leading man, not a uvenile." Bette Davit i« looking for a small house here. It .would bt her first in some years. California Bette says, as soon as a picture wa* over, d leave -I couldn't itand it , here. Nobody talked about any- . thing except the picture bust- . ness. But now I find some in- ellectual stimulation here. Thif . place is coming of age." ' There's more to a successful movie career than a lot of >. money and six cars in the gar- • age. Tony Curtis cites one of the more delightful fringe benefits. Look at this," he said, show- • ing me a letter from a front- page figure. "The opportunitief are so great in this business . of meeting important and stimulating people. I've met Melvtn Belli and the painter, Buffet, an • writers and newspapermen. And I get to talk'to them on equal' terms. "And there's travel, too. I've 'And hre's travel, too. 've >een all over. But some actors are so stupid, they don't take advantage of this chance. I have a friend who did a film in Paris and stayed In his hotel room, playing poker, th« whola time he wasn't working. He was ' too scared to go out. What a waste." 75 Years Ago -In Blythevilh Mr. and Mrs. C. Modinger Sr. have moved to their new home at 1045 West Walnut. Arnold Miller, L. E. Baker, Frank Grigsby and W. 0. Penney are spending this weekend in St. Louis as guests of Frank Nelson and attending the ball games there. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Smart Sr. left today for Chicago to attend the furniture market for several days. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hall ant family are spending severa' days in Parma, Mo. S. D. Bray left this mornins for'St. Louis to attend the bal games. Blytheville (Ark.) Courier New* Psge Four Friday, June 24, 19M f HE Bt.Trnrm.iii COURIER KSWl rax COURIER KIWI co. 8. w. HArsri rtiBusmvB : RAKRY 4. HA1STS tiilitant nbUihrr-MKe* MCI D. BTJMAN Ao>ertliU>| Mu»H> 80)1 National \fli«rtuut Repreientative Wallace ffltmer Co. N«w Tort, "'4cajo. Ditrolt atlaata. Meamah tMoil-elsM poitx* Ml* •t RlTthitUIr Ar* Member of tne Asiociiua rrae; SUBSCRIPTION RATIS Bj carrier In the eltr of «lrt»«- rllle or aa» suburbia towa whefe carrier serrice U maintain* M> pet week. 11.50 per rnonta. Bj null wftha * raaine ef M miles, SI oo per rear |5.M for eta months, $3.00 for three Boatbl, B7 mall, outline 5* mile radius HIM per nar os»»Me la adruc*. Man inMcrrptttai art tot lecaM- ed In towai aad cities whet* tfb* Courier News carrier terrlM to maintained. Mai) inbacrtpOew in payable la adfajjce. NOTE: tne veorlet Km aesOMt no rrijwnilblllty far pkotofnpai manuscripts. eainTlmf* M aUM. left wtta It tor penlNe •gNiMDW. ABC AniwarO >r»vfeu» fcnla with a kind of lavishness that forgets the cost, ignores whether anyone is approving or applauding and gives itself with a kind of hilarious joy. that's what the woman did. It needs to be done in feeding the poor, meeting tlie conditions of poverty, and keeping one's self in contact with all of the causes and results of poverty. And the fragrance filled the house! That same adventure in grateful living can renew the experience in our time. ACROSS 1 Arab garment 4 Sheep's bleit 7 Manila hemp W Ape (pi.) 14 Lowest point 15 Cttloaii traits « Scope* 47 Exalting 49 Struck 50 Umpire llavet 52 Bom OFOs, "naidwitified fly. ing objects," have been reported since tnetont times. History is full of references to strange sights in th« sky. In medieval times a comet was regarded as a weird and terrifying sight, as well as an aurora. Comets, in fact, were regarded as heavenly visitations. The "modern" UFO was Iwn in 1947, owing to a stries of bizsrre circumstances Beginning with the civilian pilot wJoMparttdt"Wng saucer" sat ML Btiaiet, Wash. 18 Small cdliii WMore rwent in time 21 He who Mel 24B»t«rtaint r DOWN 1 Rudiment 2 Phoenician god 3 Narrow del Ue •* Graft 28 Eve i ton. (Bib,) 5 Upat tree poison (var.) .. HQIJUtJf "CJ ui -IUIL 1171 •••[-JMIJ i • awuuj ncipiu i-)wr : HUHMiir t I K v HIi-JLJ . ra lllHdl HI I ii i 21 Ban by tndiHoaSS GoaUetfat 2»Agna 30 Simple calculator 33 Spoken 34 Louisiana university SS Protect 37 Motive 39 Flower 42 Amor splint 6 Item ot value 22 Persian cola TChaplets (poet.) 23 Personified 8 Ei jt Indian -wild 25 Gunlock catch pig (var.) » Arthurian lady 1?, 10 Quote 11 Greek war god (ab.) 13 Aged 2* Animal 4SCut 41

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