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EDon't Read All You Believe '•' Man, bless him and long may he prosper, likes to read what he believes, not vice versa. This reinforces his pr- cbiiceived notions and gives him a great feeling of well-being. After all these hiilienia, he certainly is entitled to occasional luxuriating in the lap of euphoria and we can only hope that his pre-conceived notions will continue to move ever toward truth and thus he will derive even more pleasurable moments when his opinions will be vindicated by fact. ;;. There are these polls, for example. People quote poll rsults which please them, ignore or deprecate those polls polls which displease them. Entire industries (i. e. television) are prone to this attitude. Never does this flower to its fullest as in a political campaign. Ronald Reagan for example is, according to some polls, running away with California "if the election were told today." Since his confrontation with Governor Pat Brown will not be today, this is a reasonably safe annraisal. But to the ears of poor, put-upon Republicans, this poll, coming on the heels of Mr. Reagan's primary victory, is sweet enough to bring tears of pure ectasy to the eyes. '•"-. Democrats, on the other hand, will not put much credence in the polls in which Lyndon Johnson's slip is showing. Our Congressman, E. C. Gathings, regularly polls the people of this district and proves the unpopularity of Such wild-eyed plans as federal aid to education. •-' In his just-published book, The Last Gentleman, Walker Percy, in his usual elegant prose, describes a character who drives an Bdsel as a reminder of America's singular victory over market research and public opinion sampling. Mr. Percy's reference to the un- lainented Edsel is as incorrect as it is amusing. Most sources from Detroit point to the Edsel as the horrible example of what can happen when the industry does not properly pursue its market research homework (or polling, if you will). Of the major new car models introduced during the past 15 year's, perhaps only the Edsel was undertaken without the benefit of costly public opinion sampling. The Mustang, it generally is understood, was brought to the production line only after untold thousands of dollars were spent putting thousands of fingers on thousands of public pulses. In summation then, the respected institutions in public polling are highly professional in their approach to these matters and they are right nearly all the time. They do their work quietly (and profitably) for Amreican industry every day. Their results are not to be taken lightly and, indeed, seldom are, Therefore, Ronnie Reagan at the moment probably does have California in the pocket of one of those suits which were specially styled for the campaign. Lyndon Johnson is not as popular as he was. If Pat Brown and Bill Moyers are worried, they should be. Jo ZJne .'(Letters to the editor ire welcomed. TheT art .Jubject to editing, Sowerer, and must be signed. Dear Sir: " ' The 'debate of 'the century" is almost here. For the first time in the history of this country, you, the public, will get a chance to hear philosophers, biologists and astronomers defend the scientific theory of evolution against the fundamentalist theory of divine creation. The debate will last three nights, June 2829-30 and will be held in the Little Rock Auditorium. It will commence each evening at 7 p.m. ~; The propositions for the debates: ••'• Resolved: "That Genesis provides the most probable explanation ior the origin of the universe." Affirmative position— Dr. James D. Bales, Phd. and Jack Wood Sears, Phd.; professors at Harding College, Searcy Arkansas. Negative position— Carl Sagen, astronomer, Harvard College Observatory, and Father Signatures will not be printed at the request of the writer. No letters will be returned) Edwin McMum'ns, Chair of Philosophy, Notre Dame University. Resolved: "That the theory of evolution has been scientifically established." Negative position—Dr. Bales and Dr. Sears. Affirmative position—Dr. Thomas Shotwell, science writer for Seaberry Laboratories, and R. C. Lewontin, Phd., head of the biology department, University of Chicago. Resolved: "That the Bible is the word of God." Affirmative position—Dr. Bales and Dr. Sears. Negative position—H. Brent Davis and H. B. Dodd, founders of the Anti-Fraud Committee of Texas. All persons who would like to hear good debating on subjects of current importance should plan to attend. It's free. H. B. Dodd Orange, Tex. . : . : ,tL- Of A War For Perhaps 20 Years - A counter-insurgency expert, here to address the Armed Forces Staff College, advised 'the American public to "play it cool" so far as the war in South Viet Nam goes. For we are likely to be there a long time. • Sir Robert G. K. Thompson, who has had experience in Burma and was for four years :head of the British Advisory Mission in Viet Nam, said our forces may have to remain in South Viet Nam for from "10 to 20 years." '•' Americans will not like this. We like our wars neatly packaged and well-wrapped; fight 'em, win 'em, and bring the boys back Some. We also like our wars to be plainly black and white, with none of the vexing grays that color South Viet Nam. ' We like to ride in on. the truck and tank, while the populace, mainly pretty girls, tosses roses as we pass. That's the way it was in 'Europe; twice. In World War I and World War II. .; But South Viet Nam looks to many of us like France before we reached there in June, ,1944. It looks like Occupied France, when 'resistance heroes were cutting German throats, blowing up German billets and shav- ;ing the heads of the collaborators. Americans don't like wars where you can't 'tell friend from foe and where the rest areas .can be more dangerous than the forward areas. The advice of Sir Robert to play it cool indicates that this expert on counter-insurgency knows the American people very well. But we doubt that this country will be patient that long about a war that is a war and isn't a war, a war that isn't being lost and isn't being won. And one which, like the legendary Minotaur in Crete, will have to be fed a certain number of youths each year as a sacrifice. -Norfolk (Va.) Ledger-Star. meditations- Now therefore, 0 kings, be wise; be warned, 0 rulers of the earth.—Psalms 2:10. Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.—Auguste Rodin, French sculptor. ¥ ¥ * For he knew that it was out of envy that they delivered him up.—Matthew 27:18. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.—Buddha. JACOBY ON BRIDGE NQRTH 4A07 27 4QJ5 *K952 : WEST EAST AQJ10 A 6543 V9882 »Q1054 49742 4 A 108 + A8 *73 SOUTH (D) *K82 ¥A7 4K63 + 5J1084 Neither vulnerable West North Eatt South Pass JN.T. Pan I* Past 4* Pass 5* Pas* Pass Pass Opening lead—4 Q Every bridge book makes a point of saying that a good five card suit is rebiddable. Most of them fail to go one step further and point out that "rebiddable" does not mean that you must rebid it, but merely that you may when advisable. Do not re- bid it just because it is right there in your hand. Specifically, when you bold 5-3-3-2 distribution and your partner bids any number of no- trump there is usually no reason at all to rebid your five card suit. If your five card suit will run as a trump, it will probably run at no • trump. You have no singleton, Hence you have no glaring weakness thai the ene- njr will atUck, . . Today's South had never learned these principles. Hence, he rebid three clubs to show that he held a five card club persisted in no-trump but North had only one stopper in each suit and felt that he should support clubs rather than fight his partner. South had a play for five clubs. He won the spade lead in his own hand, played ace and another iieart and finesses dummy's jack. The finesse lost and he was down one trick. North would have had a lead pipe cinch at three no • trump. As a matter of interest he probably would have wound up with 11 tricks because East might well have opened = heart away from his queen • ten. This would give North three hearts, two spades, two diamonds and four diibi, _._ . •. ,#»»••••••«•••«»••«••«•••»••••»»•••••••••••• Show Beat by Dick Kleiner CAUSE AK1O EFFECT BIOSSAT AND C ROM LEY IN WASHINGTON LBJs Strong Right Ann: His Stable of Workhorses By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NBA) Though it is perhaps a little early to judge the "new mix" on President Johnson's White House staff, first indications are that it is dominated more than ever before by a high spirit of professionalism. Long gone are John F. Kennedy's men, except for Postmaster General Lawrence O'Brien who continues to stand close to the President's side on many matters. Gone, too, are many of the original Johnson crew — men who walked in with him the day Kennedy was killed. Though Bill D. Moyers lingers on as a prominent remind er of a different time, it is more sensible today to describe the staff as composed of "White House men." They are being judged as performers of work, not as Johnson loyalists. The addition of foreign affairs specialist Walt Rostow and Robert Kintner, former network ex- executive and an administrative expert, really gave the staff its new aspect. Kintner, particularly, is proving himself a workhorse of a professional. He is secretary of the cabinet, worries about interdepartmental and White House- departmental affairs, and labors hard at recruiting for top posts in government. Rostow, in effect, has Mc- eorge Bundy's old job as "inside the building" foreign policy co-ordinator and adviser. Ac- lually, says one presidential associate, the job has been "phased down considerably, since the President felt it had| grown too big." But Rostow by alJ accounts is carrying a heavy load. In the interim between Bundy's going and his coming, however, new foreign policy responsibilities fell upon the already overburdened Moyers, serving as press secretary and key counselor to the President. Moyers retains some of that portfolio, and today is unquestionably No. 1 on the staff. The old phrase "first among equals," no longer applies. Status has its cost. The most durable rumors of staff friction seem to center on Moyers, and especially on his relations with Marvin Watson, the President's appointments secretary, political liaison man and office manager. A Presidential friend says flatly that the No. 2 White House man today is Joseph Califano, the Brooklyn - made rocket whom the President many months ago lifted from Defense Secretary MeNamara's launching pad of bright young men. Califano is the key man on top domestis issues, most importantly those having to do with economies — inflation strikes, the bonds with labor and business. Fatigue may be getting some staff men, but he is still a Sunday worker. Papers in hand, he is probably the most familiar sight anywhere in the building. His quick rise to prominence was possibly the turning point in the staff's move toward anonymous professionalism. From the outset, he exhibited a huge talent for getting on top of a problem immediately, marshaling the options for the President's consideration, and keep- ing his own balance. When Johnson vested abundant confidence in Califano as a professional performer of crucial assignments, it was an unmistakable departure from his long reliance on the comfort of familiar Texans and trusted Kennedy holdovers like O'Brien — though that reliance continues. Beyond Moyers and Califano, associates of the President find it hard to rank staff men. It is agreed newcomers Kintner and Rostow figure large in the scheme of things, but more time will be needed to measure them. * * * Special counsel Harry Mc- Piierson, replacement for Lee White, now chairman of the Fed eral Power Commission, appears to be cutting a wide path. Jake Jacobsen is reported as handling well his duties in congressional liaison. As always, Johnson keeps his key aides busy switch - hitting. There are no hard jurisdictional lines. Titles mean little. They are given new content witii each change in staff make-up. Change has produced a staff that today is weighed mostly in the scale of professional competence. Yet that does not mean all zip and color are drained away. Even if that were to happen, the President has his insurance policy — constant visits and colorful, meaty counsel from such favored "outside insiders" as McNamara and O'Brien. The popular O'Brien is perched near Johnson's personal summit, and seems likely to stay there no matter who sits at what desks in White House staff offices. Written for Newspaper the Doctor Says *"*»* J By Wayne G. Brandstadt, M.D. Although poliomyelitis vaccine jmunity. If a thoroughgoing im- can be given at any time of the ! munization program has been year, it is rarely given in the | carried out, this is not likely to summer and autumn (Hie polio | occur. season) because, if the child should fail to develop his immunity in time and comes down with the disease, someone is sure to blame the vaccine. It is specially important to see that all children between the ags of 2 months and 6 years get this protection. The oral :ombined vaccine against all .hree of the prevalent poliomye- itis strains has been proved to DC safe. It will give the child mmunity within a week after it is taken. If a child had his initial jolio vaccine during his first /ear of life a booster dose just before lie enters elementary school is recommended. No far- her boosters are needed unless in epidemic threatens the com- Q — Is a dot cereal really better for a child than a cold cereal? Are pancakes made with one egg more nutritious than a bowl of cold cereal just because they are more filling? Is dry milk (reconstituted) as nutritious as whole fresh milk? A — Ounce for ounce the cold cereals are as nutritious as the hot but it takes a larger volume to make an ounce. More Important then the temperature of the cereal is how appaling it is to your child. Remember, too, that wheat and oats are richer in vitamins and minerals than corn and rice. The pancakes are more nutrl- tious, not only because they IT* more filling but also because of that egg you put in them. Powdered whole milk is an nutritious as fresh milk but, since it is more expensive, its chief advantage is that in the dry state it needs no refrigration and can be used in places where fresh milk is not available. There are also modified milk powders (not whole milk) but they should be used only on the advice of your doctor. Q — Our 10 • year - old boy has had alopecia areata since September. The only comment our doctor made was that the hardest thing for mom and dad was not to worry about it. Isn't there anything we can do for this condition? A — Your doctor is right. Patchy baldness may persist lor several months but eventually the hair comes back unless the disease extends to all the hair, including even the eyebrows and •yilathei. i HOLLYWOOD (NBA) It's probably a good thing for the national economy that Jim Hutton has matured. Jim is going into "Who's Minding the Mint?" and many of the scenes in this comedy will be filmed in the mint in Washington with real money in living green. It's a great place for a practical joker, which is what Jim Hutton used to be. In fact, he once seriously considered going into the practical joke business professionally. This was after he had been booted out of Syracuse and Niagara Universities for some of his didoes, and after his biggest caper, perpetrated in the Army. He was stationed in Berlin and there was a major film festival at the time in the German city. So Hutton and a coup- pie of buddies manufactured a fake mOvie star — on* of them dressed the part, they hired a limOusine and a clague of fans, they crashed all the affairs and created such a stir the "star" w»s mobbed. And they got away with it all. After his discharge, he almost, opened up shop as a professional practical joker, planning to hire «ut to rich people who were too chicken to do their own gags. But then he began acting. For Hutton, "Who's Minding the Mint?" will be the first picture he has carried, after an increasingly important career as second lead. His last in that category was with Gary Grant and Samantha Egger in "Walk. Don't Run." "I learned a lot from Cary," Jim says. 'Not so much from anything he said as from watching him. The main thing he told me was that I shouldn't be too physical — I'm 6-foot-4 and all arms and legs, so every gesture I make seems exaggerated." Bunny and hundreds of other cartoon and radio characters, if making a good thing out of something he used to do for free. 'I did many television and radio commercial voices," Mel says, "and I'd give them free advice on the character. So I decided I ought to create them myself and get paid for it." Five years ago he started Mel Blanc Associates to do just that. The company started slowly. On the day its formation was announced, Mel had a near-fatal auto accident — he broke almost every bone in his body, including a triple skull fracture, and 22 breaks in his right leg. He was unconscious for three weeks. Gradually h« recovered and gradually MB progressed. Now it is a booming company, doing dozens of radio and television commercials. Although Mel still does his' voices and characters on radio, television and movie short subjects, today more than half his income comes from MBA. Mel's son, Noel, is associated with him in the firm. Japanese - American comedian Pat Morita will play a Chinese laundryman in "Thoroughly Modern" Millie," Julie Andrews' next. It isn't the first time that the Morita family switched Oriental alliances. Just after World War II, Pat's father opened a restaurant here. Since anti - Japanese feeling was still strong, the elder Morita called it a Chinese restaurant. (Pat, incidentally, doubled as both waiter and entertainer.) I guess he figured the palefaces didn't know the difference between a Japanese and a Chinese. They all look alike, right? Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs 75 Yean Ago ~ln Blythevilla W. R. Summerville, malaria control supervisor for Mississippi County, today asked for the cooperation of Mississippi County residents in combating an increase in flies and mosquitoes brought by recent rains and hot weather. TOe Razorback Drive Inn on South Division was heavily damaged by fire early this morning. Mr. and Mrs. James England spent the weekend in Memphis and Ripley, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker have as their houseguest, Miss Alice Brogdon, of South Pasadena, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Haines announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, born this morning at Walls Hospital. She has been named Elizabeth Shuford. Blytheville (Ark ) Courier News Page Si* Monday, June 27, 1966 THE m.VTrfEVn.1.11 COURIER SEWS TUT. COURIER NEWS CO. B W RAINES PUBUSB.U HARRY A. HAIM.'S iiilstant Publlshrr-Edltat PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager So) 1 ? National IdTenlslni Rcpresentatire Wallace Wttmer Co. New Tork, "McaRO. Ditrolt Atlanta. Memphis Second-class postage paid at BlvtheTllle Ark. Member of the Associated Pr«fj SUBSCRIPTION RATES BI carrier In the city of BlltM- rille or any niburban towa wher* carrier service Is maintained JSe y«f week. 41.50 per month. 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