They Try Harder Unless the political climate changes jjbetween now and July 26, Frank Holt tprobably will lead all other Democratic ^gubernatorial candidates in Mississippi | County. The reasons are several. § First, Mr. Holt is a gentlemanly -^sort,'affable, well met, of good demean- g'or, a man who generally should be ap- ?pealing to the voter. = Then, Mr. Holt has few enemies. | He's been attorney general and a jus- Stice on the Arkansas Supreme C6urt. s Neither of these positions is calculated ?to make a man many enemies. . .some, J to be sure, but these are offices which s do not deal daily with the great, broad | sweep of people in the state. They are I offices, however, which are prestigious. £ Therefore, they are the best of all pos- ssible former jobs far a political candidate. | All of which brings us to Mr. Holt's I image. If a bit fuzzy (supreme court ? justices and sincere, but unspectacular, ? attorneys general do not command a lot \ of front page space) it is nonetheless "• genteel. His name (and never underes- £ timate the ring of a name in an Arkan- ;rsas election) is nearly perfect (for Ar- "kansas). There is nothing offensive " about Mr. Holt's image. t All of these things are pluses for ;: Mr. Holt's candidacy, but they do not s explain why he probably will carry this 1 county. * The reason he may expect success ; here is because he has many people in ? his camp who not only will talk for him and vote for him, but who also wffl work for him. Such a friend is a jewel to be cherished forever. . In Blytheville, Mayor Jimmie Ed* wards will support, Frank Holt. Although Mayor Edwards does not, at this moment, know how active he will be in the campaign, he's never been s man to do things by halves. In Osceola, Mayor Ben Butler haf been identified with the Holt candidacy. Others in both ends of the county who are workers, in addition to being talkers and voters, have been linked (with sufficient reason) to the Frank Holt campaign. On election day, they'll see that voters get to the polls; they'll see that friends are on the telephone; they'll see that others are making their cars available for voters. They won't wait for the voters to call asking for a ride. They'll be out collaring voters for Frank Holt and taking them to the polls. The reason Frank Holt seems destined to get most of this county's vote (as of this moment) is because the leaders of his campaign here are prepared to try harder. All this makes no mention of the controlled boxes of other days because no one seems to know just how this is going to work under new state and federal voting laws. Mr. Holt's campaign here is in the) hands of those who are prepared t» mount the sort of campaign whTth pays off where it counts—At the ballot box. rlote * ~ Americans, believing as they do that per- isonal liberty is to be cherished above all else, | cleaving to it in sickness and in health, have, | made a major break-through on the freedom !'front. Freedom of the bumper sticker—once 5 merely a campaign promise of such liberal Sold warhorses as Calvin Coolidge and Grover -Cleveland—is now. ] Only the inclination separates us from com- Hplete bumper sticker freedom. The possibili- sties are limitless ("Help Stamp Out Richard ENixon;" "The N.A.M. Is GOOD for You;" S"Love Lyndon as Thyself;" "Make the World £« Better Place in Which to Live—Bathe;" "Be •:nice, Don't Fight"). | With further advances In technology, the .'•convertible bumper sticker (or the jiffy inter~ changeable bumper) will allow us to switch •rbumper stickers to fit our prevailing humor ;; ("Support Misanthropy" for Mondays and "Up -Love"" for Fridays). 5 For example, this week at a downtown ; railroad crossing, the warning bells were ding- rdonging and the warning lights were blinking ^ their ominious red. A vehicle pulled to a stop. f- The slow-moving train was still 60 or more •Heet from the crossing. The driver gave 'er :".the old gas. Wheels screamed on concrete. ,= The vehicle lunged forward and jumped «across the tracks like a shot out of the old •_Sun, don't you know. • The bumper sticker read: !l "Jesus Saves." '1 * * * £ We got help on key news stories this week I JACOBY ON BRIDGE posal that will protect him against all four trumps in the East hand. South must lose a diamond sometime or other. The time to lose it is at trick two. South should lead a low diamond. West can rise with his king and do anything he wants to. Eventually South gets to from somewhat unexpected sources. Shop Foreman Haywood Hardy wrote from memory Cluade Kolwyck's eye-witness account of the Interstate 55 tragedy. It provided what was, by publication time Tuesday, an old story with new material. Courier Ad Compositor Louie Wyatt scored twice on the news front coming through with a tip on the Cottonwood Point drowning and a picture of the Wednesday night traffic fatality at Holland. Louis hustled up to Caruthersville borrowed a camera from the Democrat Argus' Jirn Cortese, back to Holland for the shots, back to Caruthersville to develop the negatives, which he brought to work early Thursday morning. Oh, good show, chaps. -H.A.H. ONE of the most effective and least popular devices we can imagine to improve the safety of automobiles would be a built-in.govr ernor to control top speed.—Charleston (S.C.) News and Courier. WHEN a woman lowers her voice, it's a sign she wants something. And when she raises it, it means she didn't get it.—Atlanta Constitution. NORTH *742 VJ752 • QJ + 8654 msx 4k Void VKQ1064 • K875 #J932 EAST 4AK98 ¥933 • 1093.2 *107 an 4QJ10653 »A • A84 + AKQ Neither vulnerable West North East South 1* Dble. Pass 1N.T. 4 A Pass Pass Dble. Pass Pass Pass - Opening lead—V K. ANAHEIM, Calif., has lessened the federal government debt with a free will gift of $100. Thanks a thousand dunes, folks.—Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman. dummy with a second diamond and leads a trump. The best play East can make is to duck. South will win the trick and get to dummy a sec ond time by ruffing his ace o diamonds. Then he will leac dummy's last trump and Eas will be held to two trump tricks. West may criticize East's dou ble but a really good player would have adopted this line of play even without the double. Now that Batman and Robin ifcave come out four-square in jjavor of safety belts in motor Sears we can afford to reconv anend their use in bridge. In Abridge, of course, it is safety (plays, not belts. j South's jump to four spades is Somewhat of a gamble but ev- •ery bridge player has taken ivorse chances in bidding. | He wins the heart opening Sind if he is a careless player he Hsroiles happily and leads one of •his high spades. West shows out and South can wriggle, twist, aKfuirm, but he will have to lose athree trump tricks provided Past takes that first spade and [does not !esd a trump back. I Sooth will surely blame bad jucX for his downfall but it twon't be bad luck. It will be |ick of foresight A If South stopf to plan Mi •-whole 1 play he will se that Jlliere ia a tafety play at his dls-, IMtflrMtAhc. "Of worst, lob et sfwfenfc wiTT tnnH In Sfnofeo/ MM Mltbvtvhatluppmwhtn tfiey leva it's about China?" it I, W£'U SPIT BACkL* BIOSATT AND CROMLIY IN WASHINGTON Reds Build Armed Forces In Mexico's Rural Areas By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON .(NBA) There is a flow of somewhat disturbing letters arriving here from ordinary citizens in Mexico. These leters report Red activity and Communist sympathy in he north of Mexico, especially in tiie rural areas. To be known as an active anti-Communist has become dangerous in some places. A Mexican student association sresident at one school recently asked that material be s*nt for him to use in combating communism on his campus. But he became frightened when that literature flooded in — and he suddenly began refusing to accept it from the mailman. It was returned marked the Mexican equivalent of "addressee unknown." Excerpts from two typical letters will give tiie nature of the recent reports: The first is from a man in San Luis Potosi,. Mexico: 'I made a trip through ... Tamaulipas,,. .Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Chihuahua and I was told of an armed encounter between government .forces and a band of men whose leader is a teacher. More tban 20 persons were killed during the fight. "While in Tamaulipas, I had the opportunityy of talking with Communist leader. who was- on the same bus I was riding, who (Red) armed movement in Chihuahua. "I was also informed of ... the smuggling of arms into Mexico across the U.S. frontier. I was told this smuggling occurs witJi great frequency." The other letter was from a businessman in Lower California, Mexico. "What I can tell you is that I heard that here in Mexicali there is a Red China secret movement going on. There are ... stores run by the Chinese who dedicate themselves to exploring our mountain ridges (Sierras). I am told they are working on subversion (presumably safe mountain areas for guerrilla operating bases) and that they have plenty of money behind them." U. S. government sources report that the Independent Peasant. Central — a major Red front organized in early 1963 — can now count on 50,000 active supporters, particularly among rural labor in the north. This radical organization was founded jointy by the strongly pro - Castro National Liberation Movement and the Mexican Communist party. Since then the pro - Soviet - wing Mexican Communist party members from its leadership. The (Communist) Socialized People's party won something over 60,000 votes in the most recent elections and is regardec as one of the largest Red political parties in the hemisphere. This all suggests fiiat in our correct concern over Viet Nam we must not forget to take a little "stitch in time" in Mexi. co — and save nine. Sunday School Lesson- By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. Of all of the flowers, roses|the years these roses have have the most romantic names bloomed for many months of and historical associations. Linked with wars and battles, kings and queens, stars of opera and theater, men's hopes and dream from peace to fantasy have found their namesakes among the roses. Among my memories is a personal association. I remember the "Mason jar" garden in our back yard. That was where the memory roses were started. A rose given on Mother's Day, one carried by a bride, or another shared on some happy occasion found a place under the protection of a glas jar and so began the growth into a rosebush. To the uninitated, the sight of the little plot of 15 or 20 jars was a humorous addition to She garden. To the family, this was the perpetuation of the memory of a happy event. The professional name of the rose bad acquired a personal name. I recall this when I think of the problems encountered in keeping rose gardens alive In fte midst of our cities. When we planted a hedge of. floribun- das along a walk leading to Jie church, there were those who insisted that this was a bid For disappointment. Yet across BlytbevtUi (Ark.) Courier New* Page Six Friday, July «, 1969 each season, justifying their ex tence. They are a daily witness to the meaning of beauty, a quiet challenge to much of the ugliness that litters nearby streets and clutters the neighborhoods. Gertrude Stein said that "a rose is a rose is a rose," thus insisting that it was something more khan perfume, decoration or profession. It is this quiet protest that the rose in its own way calls for a kind of dignity and meaning for the whole of life. I understand this be cause I have this memory of beauty. Suppose there were no roses. Suppose that a youngster grew up in a neighborhood where there are only broken jars littering the streets. Suppose there is no one to really care whal happens. Plan a city in this way, tolerate conditions of this kind, or hide in some suburban ghetto and memory is denied to a child. Even when vandals destroy such gardens, they are worth replanting. To allow the lungle to take over is to deny some child a memory. I stand at a bedside and hear human being, almost in a coma, repeat a verse of Scripture learned as a child. I listen to an elderly person tell of a Scriptural story learned years ago. But what of those who have no memories? What com- M forting television commercial learned by some bright youngster, can be repeated 80 years from now when the body fails? I worry about the children who will never have the memory 01 someone patenting planting a rose in the garden under a jar or a verse of Scripture from childhood days. Some of our social situations are so complicated that it is easy enough to retreat in con fusion and allow ugliness to take over. Yet fiiere are places in our cities and in our homes where the individual can protest by individual action. With some imagination, a vacant lot can become a playground. With a little planning, a rose become a symbol of hope. Isaiah dreamt of a wilderness and the solitary place blooming like a rose. I dream of the city and the crowded areas — our modern wildernesses — blooming like a rose. The newly dedicated National Geographic Society Laborato in Nairobi, Kenya, will provide additional facilites for the study of archeologcal specimens recovered by Dr. Louis S. B. Leakey, whose investigations into prehistoric man have been supported by the society since 1933. King Mahendra of Nepal has set aside 500 square miles in the country's tropical lowlands to protect rhinies, tigers, leopards, crocodiles and other declining species. Sbow Beat Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Christian'Marquand will di- nct the movie version of the novel, "Candy," wh'ieh hai some of the rawest love scenes this side of Lady Catterley. don't know if he's (adding, but he says he's planning to beat the censors to the punch. His scheduled innovation is to build up to the rough parts, then "just put the word "CENSORED' in big red letters across the screen." At a recent CBS banquet, the network's president, John Reynold;, told me that of all CBS' rookies, the one he expected to make it biggest was Jack Sheldon. Sheldon will start this coming season in a new series called Run, Buddy, Run. So I looked up Jack Sheldon and I found a short, cheerful, slightly chubby young man who still thinks of himself primarily as a trumpet player. He .appears to be prouder of the fact that he played the beautiful trumpet on the sound track of "The Sandpiper" than of getting his own series. He likes acting, too. Except for the danger. There was one scene in Run, Buddy, Run — the story of a man who keeps trying to escape from a gaggle of gangsters — in which he had to run down some railroad tracks in front of an oncoming train. Sheldon ran sc fast he put too much distance between himself and the train and the shot was no good. "Leonard Ste-n, who created the show," Sheldon says, "says that I've raised fear to the status of a religion." Sheldon's wife and mother are both swimming teachers and his half-brother, Carter Laven, i s shooting for the next Olympic swimming team. And how db«s Jack Sheldon swim? "Fat," says Jack Sheldon. 75 Years Ago -In Bfythevi/fo Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Gaines and children Bertha Ann and Richard have returned from Mayfield, Ky. where they visited relatives. Miss Gena Gaines remained for a longer visit. Mr. and Mrs. James Nebhut are vacationing in California and will return to Blytheville July 23. Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Williams and son Len have returned from Crossett where they visited Mr. and Mrs. Wagner Adams for several days. Mr. and Mrs. Udell Newsom have returned from Camp Rio Vista where they spent the past week. Dr. William Harrison of Washington, D. C., is visiting relatives here. CBS is going in for wealthy young' ladles this season. Then are two girls in hew shows wh» are, to be blunt about it, loaded. Carole Wells, of the Pistols 'n' Petticoats series, is part of the Doheny clan and they own much of Los Angeles. And Robin Grace, who looks so beautiful in her cavewoman outfit on It's About Time, belongs to the shipping line Graces. Inger Stratton may be the only glamor gal.in Hollywood who holds a patent, or a master's degree in business administration, or who use dto be a discus thrower. Inger is a gorgeous .blonde from Denmark who has guested on most of the top television series, such as Get Smart and Hogan's Heroes. Nowadays, whenever they want a beautiful cent, they call for Inger Stratton. As a girl, she was an athletic whiz and that's when she threw the discus. Then she turned to intellectual pursuits and that's when she took her M.A. in business administration. Then she married an American (Stratton is her married name) and came here. She modeled, acted on and off Broadway and decided to try Hollywood. Her husband, a management consultant, opened his own office in Los Angeles, which made the move practical. Her patent is for a device to carry babies easily, which she sold to a big company. Inger is now trying to establish a name for herself — with the public. She believes the the public really doesn't get to biow the names of anybody on television except the continuing characters. "The public is unaware of me," she says. But not for long. Oldest variety of cheese is the Arabian kishk, made of the dried curd of goat's milk. IHE , COURIER NEWS FHE COURIER NEWS CO. B. W. HAINES PUBUSREB BARK? A. 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