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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 15, 1966
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That Fleeting Phrase ;•= That fleeting phrase, once uttered is'irretrievable and so it could be Orval Faubus who made Kenneth Sulcer what lie is today (a live gubernatorial candidate rather than a man whose face is on a placard) and it could be Kenneth Sulcer who will make Governor Faubus w.hat the Governor d6esn't at all want to be and seldom is. . .a loser. -r. On being informed that Mr. Sulcer fiad filed for governor, the Governor (lid a thing which is unlike him. He thought small and told the press that Mr. Suker's campaign "won't get past the city limits of OsceOla." Now no one kt the time knew what Mr. Sulcer and the Arkansas Republican Party were going to find beneath the rocks they were turning up, but as it turned out, the Governor's thoughtless remark was k great blessing to Mr. Sulcer's campaign. j First, it stung Mr. Sulcer into action. He drew aside the curtains on the Pensions for Pals legislation. This was the first trickle of water through the tlike. Not five, nbr one hundred times ifiye, fingers could hold back the flood was to follow. The scandal-free administration became tomethiri* let* than that. More important, since Mr. Faubus after all is not even a candidate, th6se in the race are shunning the Faubui brand. Even Mr. Faubus has taken pains to point out that some of his former staff members can be found working in the camps of various candidates. Be that as it may, on* wonders ho* rough the campaign would have bee* on the Faubus administration had not Mr. Sulcer been whiplashed by the Gov. ernor. Assuredly, the squire of Winrock Farms would have taken off th,« gloves in handling the record of the administration, still the intraparty fight is infinitely more divisive. This lends special significance to Sulcer's campaign. It \v6uld be pure irony if, two years hence in a campaign against Senator Fulbright (which seems likely), the Governor could trace the cause of many of his campaign tribulations to an offhand remark about a then little-known Mississippi County legislator. Jlote ~. Until this week, the only drawing I ever Yfen in my life was one during World War II fhen a sergeant bawled, "I gonna put all you jjjeps' names inna hat and draw out half uv r tim and them's the ones that go on KP ... Th' rest of youse go into town and get drunk." My name was the second drawn and the only hang- <j*er I had the next day was from inhaling GI soap (I have logged more time on pots and pans than General LeMay has in the air). | From that time to this, my name has not §en drawn during a drawing of names. i? This week it was drawn. A supermarket ailed to inform me I'd won $100. That, I calculated, is 20 LP records; or maybe 15 rec- «ds and five books; or one, small, transistor|fed tape recorder and 10 LP records; or 15 EP records and dinner at Justine's; or a new flair of shoes, dinner at Grisanti's and an armload of LP's; or the complete works of. Ijeethoven, a stroll through Memphis Bill jjurke's fascinating book stalls and a glass of Itarm milk, which would be more sensible in iyery respect. § All this is by way of showing you how the Bwney had been spent many times over be- fjjre the supermarket nice guys had even tnade the payoff. 3 But you must understand that I am naive •fbaut these things. My wife explained how Jpu play the game. a "I," she said with some emphasis, "I signed feu up. I took your card to the store at regular intervals to have it punched. I entered for Jim. I handled all the arrangements. All YOU have to do is pick up the money and bring it Bpme to me." H You see this Isn't a game for husbands Ifter all. Although I won, she gets the money. i* I get my picture in the paper and a like- jjess of me will be posted in the store. ~ In this picture I'm smiling. The tears coursing down my cheeks aren't noticeable at all. * * * It's, letters from camp time, One youngster was unloaded at camp around 4 p.m. on Sunday. Her parents received a letter (mailed Monday morning) containing the reassuring note: "I haven't been homesick yet." Still another camp letter contained the cheery news: "I'm having fainting spells. The load is good. Went swimming...". * * * Three-year-old boy prefacing an anecdote (no kidding): "F'when I was a little kid. .." * * * A Blytheville father was languishing with a glass of iced tea in the kitchen awaiting pick-up service from a buddy. When he heard the toot of a horn, he asked a young neighbor lad, about four who happened to be strolling through the kitchen, "Run to the window and see if there's a red Thunderbird out there." The lad pressed his face to the window for about two minutes and returned to report no red Thunderbird. "You know what a red Thunderbird is, don't you?" the man asked. "Oh, yeah, it's one of those big birds with big red head and they fly way up in the clouds and do lotsa things and .. ." -H.A.H. Show Diet Kleiner BIOSATT AND CfiOMLEY IN WASHINGTON President Johnson Asks Help on Must' Legislation IACOBY ON BRIDGE NORTH (D) IS ;WEST 4AQ932 +AQ82 EAST .HVKQ73 VJ10962 ~*1084 +K.T5 5*365 *107 SOUTH 4AQ876 #KJ43 Both vulnerable -West North East Sooth 1 * Pass 1 A -Pass 2N.T. Pass 3* it-Pass 3+ Pass 3N.T. ~Fass 4 4» Pass 5 «fr ;;Pass 5V Pass 64 ass Pass Pass £ Opening lead — V K perls always are careful with their partner's club bids. When South went to five clubs North knew that South held a club suit. His five heart bid was a mild effort to get to a grand slam but South was glad to settle for six. The slam contract was a good one. South won the heart open- if*[The convention devised by B$»by Wolff provides a way for a-flayer to respond with a very weak hand and get off the hook Ifzihe opener's rebid is a jump UP two no-trump. Sffhen South rebid at three cjibs he was using the Wolff convention. North's rebid to tSree diamonds was the required call and if South had con- tjgued to three spades North wftuld have passed. jfiowever, South rebid to three nfrtrump. This bid conveyed the message that South could have g«ie directly to three no-trump owr two. Thus, North realized trit South's club bid was in the niture of a mild slam try. North lotted over his hand and saw tint he held perfect cards for ailam opposite a club suit. jfrorth went to four clubi ai af extra check to see if his part- n«r did have clubs. North was I ai was South and ex- By BRUCE BIOSSAT Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NEA) When President Johnson recently entertained members of ;he guiding council of the June 1-2 White House Conference on civil rights recommendations an hour-long private chat which some participants found fascinating. The full council consists of 29 leaders representing the top Negro organizations, business, la- 3or, education and other pertinent fields. It drafted the major civil rights v recommendatio which the conference acted on weeks ago. * * * Only about half the council bers were able to accept the members were able to accept the President's social invitation. The rest were distracted by other demands on their tune. Martin Luther King Jr. and CORE ing, drew trumps and went af-! Director Floyd McKessick were ter spades. When the spade suit broke South was able to discard one heart and two diamonds from dummy. Then he took the diamond finesse. Had it worked, he would have made seven. The slam would probably have been easier to bid withoul the Wolff convention but, as we pointed out yesterday, the Wolf] convention is certainly meanl for use by strong partnerships. IN AN ESSAY on "Tilings I Am Thankful For" a little boy listde "my glasses," explaining, "They keep the boys from fighting with me and the girls from kissing me."— L&N Magazine. Nam at some length. At least i stages of the history - making one participant came away with 1965 session which produced a the impression that the Presi- mountain of Great Society mea- dent intends no letup, that in- sures. Specifically, he suggested deed there might be some fur-1 his pressure for home rule for ther intensification of the war'the District of Columbia was in the months ahead. I the downward turning point. HOLLYWOOD .•Richard Harris has changed from a hard - drinking brawler to a purfect gentlernan. Ana King Arthur gets the credit for the transformation. Harris has walked off with the lead role of King Arthur in Warner Bros.' coming production of "Camelflt." He dates the emergence of the new Harris to that event. "Getting'Camelot,'" he says, "did something for me. At the time I tested for it, I was at a low ebb in life. I fcadn't done any work - any real work — in two years. I had been busy making money for the security of my wife and children. "I "got into many fights. But it seems I used to punch myself more than anybody else. I'd have a fight a week, about. And I'd drink all the time. I wasn't very happy." And then, he says, he realized Siat he bad to live his own life. His family wouldn't be happy if he wasn't "happy, no matter how secure they were. So he decided he wanted to play King Arthur and, for the first time in his life, he went after a role. The odds were against him. Much bigger stars wanted it. It was to be a big budget picture and nobody — not even Harris — thought that Jack War ner and director J6sh Logan would risk it by giving the lead to anybody other than a major star. Finally, Harris managed to test for Logan in London. He spent weeks studying the character, the lines, the appearance he wanted to project. He even bad a special wig and special beard made. He was ready. Harris doesn't drive; his license was taken away from him permanently years ago. His one big luxury is a chauffeur- driven car. * MM If NM, Inc."I'm faking for Umtth'ma !n baue btoek vlnll" Other aspects of foreign affairs were touched upon. What some members thought most intriguing, however, as the President's comment on the present state of his relations with Congress. He told his guests that the present session of Congress has approved about 60 of the 90 or more bills he considers his 1966 "must" legislation. But, he added, the proposals not yet acted on include the most important, such as the new civil rights proposals embracing fair housing provisions and the "demonstration cities" measure. Much of the key legislation still pending he linked closely with advancement of the Negros cause. Examples: More money for education and poverty pro- deeply involved in the final grams, phase of the Mississippi March. After voicing thanks to court-1 At this point the President cil and staff in the social set-1 carne to what seemed his printing of the White House state i cipal thesis. He appealed strong- dining room, Johnson beckoned them away for a private talk. At first there was more conversation about the council's own work — and the critical racial problem still confronting the nation. But then the President began to range far and wide. He dwelt upon the war in Viet ly to his listeners to do what they could to help persuade Congress to approve his 30-odd must bills. His own relations with Congress, he said, have gone downhill in the past year. He indicated he thought those relations had been excellent un. til he began pushing the lawmakers too hard at the last (than that. Since then, he contended, it has been harder and harder for him to get results every time he asks Congress for action. Some lawmakers who should be with him no longer are. That was about it, except that the President promised some more major Negro appointment in the federal establishment, including a real surprise or two. Somewhere in the course of the evening, Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, presumably on Johnson's orders, called King in Mississippi. It was understood for purpuose was to cue him in on thing — and thank him for serving on the council. Later, the well - briefed council members assembled on their own to go over the draft of their final conference report to the President, which they will shortly submit. It should be in his hands before July 15. Still to be decided by the President himself, is what new dramatic White House move ought to accompany his acceptance of that report. No one associate with conference endear ors wants it to be simply filed and forgotten. The explosive Negro mood in the country is believed to require much more Sunday School Lesson- By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. A seemingly endless stream of projects was loosed into the world by Pope John's decision to call an ecumenical congress. Ecumenical dialogs, theological and numerous books have been set free as though only waiting for one imaginative man to raise the barriers in order for them to run into the places of action. With such a numerous company there is a diversity of quality. But it's not mediocrity and it' exciting. Among the notable projects is a series of 50 volumes, published by the Paulist Press under the title of "Concilium." Each volume is a collection of essays by brilliant Catholic theologians, studying aspects of Vatican Council II. Among the most interesting of these volumes, thus :ar published, is one which is disarmingly entitled "Do We Know the Others?" Edited by the famous theologian Hans Kung of Tubingen, Sermany it suggests that even in this time we do not know each other. Says this Roman Catholic of his fellow - Protestants: "They are our brethren, «vcn, though they differ from us in many Ways. Diversity is often more fruitful than unity in mediocrity. We should be particularly concerned about this because, for all their weaknesses and the one - sidedness from which they, too, obviously suffer, there are many things they do better as Christians than we. We notice this as soon as we begin to know them. It then begins to dawn upon us that so often our catholicity is unfortun?*ely not a reality but only a possibility, a claim, a program which still demands fufillhent." With this stated, the various authors set forth their fresh understanding of Luther, Calvin and many of the theological movements in the Protestant stream of life today. The book includes essays from several Protestant theologians concerning the recent Papal Encyclical or the Lord's Supper. All of this is done in order that the ideal of studying the Gospel together might be achieved instead of searching out each other's deficiencies. In the end, the abstractions of ecumenlsm- the lofty statements of the learned theologians — have to be understood and discussed by the people in the local neighborhood. They have to learn to know each other. One of the dangers that comes with such understanding is that there is a mood of "so what?" Menare tempted to treat his tory and experience as though it has no meaning. It is in really understanding each other in depth, not in sentimentalizing one another, that we grow in faith. This is why if is of such importance that theology be discussed in newspapers as well as in pulpits, over the coffee cup I instead of just in the formal meetings, and in the living room dialogs as well as in the theologian's study, There is a hunger to know, to learn and to understand and it ought not be distorted by a diet of tidbits or hors d'oeuvres. We do need to know each other in order that we can study and pray and tackle life's urgent demands to gether. Once that was just an ideal; now it is an exciting demand! The Ute massacrt In Colorado took placs Sept. 29, 1879. 75 Veers Ago -In Btytheyille A hearing on water rate increases that have been in effect here on a temporary basis for more than a year will be held in Blytheville next month, the Arkansas Public Service Commission announced Saturday. Misses Emmadel Swearengen, Doris Bean, Millie Ann Bradley. Jean Shelton and Joan Earls left this morning for Arkansas State College in Jonesboro where they will attend a majorette twirling school for five days. Mr. and Mrs. Bryon Morse have returned from a vacation spent in Canada and the Eastern States. Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Black have returned from Oklahoma City, Okla., where they visited relatives. "My chauffer's enly virtue," ; he says, "is promptness. He . doesn't even know where Buck-| ngham Palace is, but he's al-; ways'on the dot. Wouldn't you ' know on the morning of the test . ie was an hour late? Then, when I finally got there, my ; wig and my beard had disappeared. The test was a mess," But, obviously, Logan was impressed anyhow and Harris got' the part. Currently, he is costarring with Doris Pay in a comedy, Caprice." He's enjoying this; it is the first comedy he's done on film. He says be is more relaxed on a set than he has ever been. Besides, it seems obvious Hiat the role will be good for his career. "For four nwnths," he says, , 'I'was researching the life ef Dylan Thomas. They wanted . me to do the play, 'Dylan,' in ' London, and there was talk of ! my doing the picture for Columbia. But I didn't do the play — it's a long story — and Columbia dilly-dallied about the movie. "But now that I'm doing a Doris Day movie, they're beating my door down to do the 'Dylan' movie. I may yet do it." "Next to Burton," he says, Tm the best for the role. And I may be better for it than Burton. He knew Dylan Thomas so well that I think he would be subjective about it. He might gild the lily." The new Richard Harris believes that a person can do anything he sets his mind to. Getting "Camelot" proved it to him. Now he's dreaming, dream ing of producing and directing his own pictures. "I want," he says, "to put my arms around some of the profits." Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Friday, July 15. 1966 Page Six THE BLVTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. B. W. HAINES, PUBLISHES HARRY A. 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