The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 26, 1966 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 26, 1966
Page 12
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TwelT* - Blytlievffl* (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday, My*, H6» taker at oLa Surely an irreversible trend will show up in the governor's race by midnight. By then we should know at least who's going to make the run-off. My guess is Frank Holt and Dale Alford, although both Sam Boyce and (horrors!) Jim Johnson seem capable of making it. Assuming my first choice of Holt and Alford turns out to be correct, the other five gladiators — Messrs. Boyce, Rebsamen, Hays, Sulcer, and Johnson — will be all steamed up with rhetorical furry and with no excuse for releasing their remaining com bative energies. Well, fans, don't leave you seats. This can still be a long hot summer! I submit that the state of Ar kansas owes its unsuccessfu suitors an opportunity to relieve their built-up hypertension in some way sufficiently therapeu tic both to them and to us, and I therefore propose the follow Ing officially sanctioned entertainments. .For KenneSi Sulcer: a fire- breathing contest with Osceola Mayor Ben Butler. Contest to be held at Osceola Courthouse in hopes that the combatants might be induced either to burn the shaky dome down or to weld it Into shape, saving taxpayers the expense in either event. ., Winner to receive an exact replica of the shiny new fire truck Mr. Butler just sold to the city. Alternative contest: a mayor's race between the two — a prospect less entertaining but, alas, more likely. For'Brooks Hays: a free-for- all with the state labor leaders Who sold him a bill of goods on repeal of 14-B, thus cutting drastically into the margin of support this respected warrior might otherwise have received. ...Contest to be held anywhere In Conway County, where the political leaders who gave Mr. Hays such lackustre support In the governor's race might redeem themseves by fixing the result. Winner to receive a gilt-edged copy of the unwritten.Arkansas constitution, which begins with the words, "Thou shall not tamper with Taft-Hartley." Alternative contest: a joke-telling match with Gus McMillan, the Republican "candidate" whose campaign has been such an unfunny joke. For Sam Boyce: an exhibition re-match with the Faubusite dummies who made Mr. Boyce's name legendary in Arkansas by their clumsy attempts to cheat him out of the Young Democrat presidency las year. Contest to be held in Blythe ville at a Young Republicans Town Meeting, so as to instruci the hapless Y.R.'s here in the techniques of Beating the Boys and Crowd-Attracting. No winner, since contest Is simply an exhibition, but Mr Boyce might receive for his ef forts an autographed copy o. Ed Allison's book, "How to Achieve Office in the Jaycee Movement." Alternative contest: another bid for the governorship in 1968. For Raymond Rebsamen: game Of stud poker with members of the press, who had much difficulty in the course of the campaign finding out just what Mr. Rebsamen thought about what. Object of the contest, which could be held in any news-room, would be to get Mr. Rebsamen's cards face-up for once. Winners (Hie press is bound 4o win this one) to receive a copy of Mr. Rebsamen's book, '•'Why I Decided Not to Run for Governor." Alternative contest: pursuit of another million or a few more civic achievements. For Jim Johnson: ten rounds for the race-baiting champion- ihip of the world with Muhammad Ali Clay. Other possible opponents: Adam Cayton Powell and Stokely Carmichael. Mr. Johnson jumped to contender's rank to replace such faltering white hopes as James Eastland, who is too fat; John Kesper, who was in jail when last heard of; and George Wai lace, who has .recently turned promoter, matching his wife •gainst LBJ. Winner to receive an autographed copy of "Mein Kampf.'' Alternative contest: an essay- writing contest on either of two themes: "Why I Love the Arkansas Gazette" or "Why I Lov» AH God's Chillun." And what if Messrs. Holt •Dd Alford art freed into iiue-l them may go before tomorrow, after all, and, since one will certainly perish in the run-off, I have made provisions for them, too. For Dale Alford: armed combat with the television cameramen and press photographers who have always managed to make Dr. Alford resemble a double - chinned, double - dealing mortician's assistant. Winner to receive a dinner date with Richard M, Nixon and four caskets of Mr. Nixon's special make-up powder. Alterna live contests (two): a battle to the death with the old Dale Al ford or a rematch with Herbie Byrd — this time without shirts For Frank Holt: a pablum eating contest with the members of any nursery ward as a tribute to Mr. Holt's less than lionlike behavior in this campaign. Contest rules wil stipu- ate that Mr. Holt must use his own teeth, and not those of the lions who did all the behind-the- scenes growling and tail-twisting for him in tiis race. Alternalive contest: a fistfight with Orval Faubus, Mr. Holt finds that the administration's solid rock of support las turned into a millstone. As for Wintfaop Rockefeller, le can wait until November be- 'ore we have to do any handicapping for hun. The odds are at least even that we won't have o worry. While driving to Blytheville rom Memphis early yesterday morning, I dictated a lengthy olumn to a passenger in my ar. Well, I thought it was weetly lyrical but, since I usu- lly have to set up my column a day or two in advance, it lidn't fit into available space. Since it dealt with pre-elec- ion thinking, and since right now people are casting votes, it s late to use this column in its entirety. I do want to set one matter straight, however, and I shall condense one of the ipoints dealt with in that column as best I an: Last week I wrote another column in which I implied that Kenneth Sulcer was not too remarkable a man. By that I mean that as far as politics r oes, he is no Winston Churchill, 10 JFK, no Fulbright, but then ione of his opponents are either. >r at least they don't seem to IB. It is unfortunately true that he best men of Arkansas are not the kind of men who are nterested in being governor. To suggest that Mr. Sulcer is any the less worthy of the office than his opponents is to set impossible standards by which to measure candidates for governor — big-city standards, sophisticated pipe - in - mouth academic literary journal standards. They do not apply. I was puzzled and somewhat distressed when I learned subsequently that some of the powerful men supporting Mr. Holt thought that I had done them a favor by calling attention to Mr Sulcer's every-day ordinariness. They saw this much of the column; they apparently did not read the sections of that column that praised Mr. Sulcer for his courage in challenging the Andrea Doria Sinking Recalls Memories NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Amelia Sarhart, the aviatrix whose mysterious disappearance in the South Pacific gained her a place n American folk history, died as a U.S. spy on a Japanese- leld island, according to a copy- •ight newspaper story. power nexus all by himself — and for turning up scandals in hat net of intrigue. By GEORGE V. HIGGINS NANTUCKET, Mass, (AP) "We have collided with another ship. Please. Ship in collision." Ten years ago today, at 10:09 a.m., the liner Andrea Doria, pierced by the great steel prow of the motor vessel Stockholm, sank in the Atlantic 45 miles south of Nantucket. Fifty-one lives were lost. Some 1,600 were saved. The first distress message cracked from the Stockholm at, 11:22 the night before. Seconds earlier, the bow that was specially reinforced for the winter ice of Scandanavian harbors had ripped into the starboard side of the pride of the Italian Line. In cabin class on the starboard side was Leonilda Ranieri, then 72, of Beverly, Mass. She talks about the sailor who 'made me creep like a frog' along the deck as the liner listed heavily to starboard. She also recalls the sailor who smashed the window in the bar and distributed cognac to the passengers, chilled and wet in the Atlantic mist. 'I was not afraid then," she said. "Then after I am home, I start to dream. Oh, I remember everything, and every night I think about it, and I am scared. So I went back, two years later, on the Cristoforo Colombo. It is the sister ship. And then I am not afraid any more." * * + The Stockholm that night was eastbound to Europe from New York. The Andrea Doria, built three years before at a cost of $30 million, furnished with paintings by Rembrandt, laden with negotiable bonds, jewels, valuable cargo and a special car built for Chrysler Corp. in Italy, was westbound from Naples. The Stockholm later limped back to New York with $1 million damage to its prow. Dozens of ships were in the collision area and responded as the Stockholm radioed another distress call at 12:08 a.m. "Collided with another vessel in position 40-34 north, 69-45 west. But still undetermine damage." Aboard the liner, Clarence H. Gifford Jr. of Providence, R.I., was collecting his four children and his wife and ushering them onto the sloping deck. "I had said goodby to my wife and family " he said Monday night. "They went into boats with the other women and children. I waited about an hour and a half, and there were people from below decks coming up, covered with oil, screaming. Then it was the men's turn, and I.went down that sloping deck. 'I hadn't been able to see anything up on the port side," he said. "But when I got down on the starboard side. I saw blazing lights and letters about 12 -or 15 feet tall, I swear they Earhart Mystery Solution Claimed Riots to Be Investigated NEW YORK (AP) - Dist. Atty. Aaron E. Koota says he is trying to determine whether the recent racial disorders in the 3ast New York . section of Brooklyn were "spontaneous irotests by local residents against living conditions or in- lamed by professional agitators." •*• * * Koota called a news conference at his office Monday to announce an "extensive inves- igation" of the violence and disorders that flared almost nightly for more than a week. East New York — patrolled at night by a police guard estimated at more than 1,000 — has jeen virtually free of discord 'or three days. Koota told newsmen: "In- 'ormation in my possession has wompted the investigation. I don't know Whether or not it will iroduce hard legal evidence for a grand jury." 'eel that I am doing them favors, for I am not. Some of :hem are friends of mine and some I am very warm toward. But I am not in the business of doing them favors. They are good men who are supporting for governor another ;ood man, Frank Holt, but Mr. Holt, like them, is tied to a power apparatus I am not in busi- The Napa Register said Mon- 1944. day that the pioneer woman When they asked a supervis- flier was captured by the Japanese on Saipan in 1937 while she completed an intelligence mission to inspect and photograph fortifications on Pacific islands. Her body and that of navigator Frederick Noonan were secretly returned to the United States in 1944, according to the report. The newspaper said Miss'. Earhart died of dysentery and Noonan was beheaded. A State Department spokesman in Washington said its files showed no evidence Miss Earhart was on an intelligence mission or that she was captured by the Japanese. The official version of Miss Earhart's disappearance is that her plane apparently went down someplace between Lae, New Guinea, and Howland Island, on the first leg of a flight to Honolulu and Oakland, Calif. * * * The Register said it based its conclusion that Miss Earhart was on an espionage mission upon scrutiny of "classified files in the Department of the Navy and the Department of State." The report cited "scores of natives" on the island who told newsman Frederick Goerner of radio station KCBS in San Francisco of a white man,and woman being held captive by the Japanese. Goerner launched the investigation in 1960 and was joined by Sie Register years ago. One woman was quoted a: saying: "The woman the Japa nese called the flier died of dys entery. She could not be helped The man who came to the islam I do not want these men to ness to defend. were, those big letters on that great big boat. The He de France. I guess that was just about the finest thing I've ever seen in my whole life." Last September, a ship captain named Don Henry, a resident oli Detroit, announced he would begin within 60 days to raise the sunken Andrea Doria. He said he would pump the vessel, full of plastic flotation material. But nothing has happened. Efforts to reach him in Detroit and Toronto Monday night were fruitless. The Andrea Doria was an "unsinkable" ship. After the crash, C.R. Campbell, assistant district, manager of Italian Line; said it was built to the demanding specification of the Italian Register, the Lloyds' Register, and the American Bureau of Shipping. "The gash in the side," he said, "was of extraordinary dimensions." The 697-foot Andrea Doria now lies at the bottom of the sea, 225 feet down, 20 miles from the Nantucket Lightship, visited only by adventuresome divers. Christy Mathewson, baseball pitcher of the past, once was a football star for Bucknell College. A flawless emerald of good color is, carat for carat, the most precious gem. Propot* Brig* tarei T*fetber with Tax Levy for Flical Year Beftnoliil July 1, 1N7 to and toctadjnj June 30, IMS '. :, ..•." The Board of Directors of Gosnell School District No. 6 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, in compliance with the requirements of Act 403 of 1951 and of Amendment 40 to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, have prepared, approved, and hereby make public the proposed , budget of expenditures together with the tax rate as follows: General Control, $14,000.00; Instruction, $393,300.00; Operation of School Buildings, $45,000.00; Maintenance of School Plant and Equipment, $40,000,00; Auxiliary Agencies (including transportation), $31,500.00; Fixed Charges, $22,OOOiOO; Capital Outlay,. $15,000.00; Debt Service, $12,000.00. To provide for the foregoing proposed budget of expenditures the Board of Directors proposes a tax levy of 45 mills. This tax levy includes the present continuing levy for the retirement of present indebtedness. GIVEN this 25 day of July, 1966. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Gosnell School District No. 6 of Mississippi County, Arkansas C. A. Moody, President Andy Bevill, Secretary 7-26 IT'S CURTAINS for the \. famous gold curtain of the .1 old Metropolitan Opera as •• opera star Leontyne Price ;; begins slicing it up for "a souvenirs. Pieces will be in- ;; serted in a record album : commemorating opening night, starring Miss Price, :: in September at the Metro- . politan's new home in New ^ York City's Lincoln Center. 'H The Rainwater - Workman Clinic 527 North 6th Street announces the return of M. L GODLEY, M.D. For the Practice of Internal Medicine Office Hours: TeJephone By Appointment PO 3-8118 (Area Code 501) with her was executed severa days after her death. The Japa nese beheaded him with a Sam urai sword." According to the Register, two former U.S. Marines, Everet Henson Jr. of Sacramento ;alif., and Billy Burks, now living in Texas, found the remains of two bodies on the island FAVORITE CAR COLORS Off Can roll off the auto i corabinariomv bat car 's (numbly lines in what sometimes seems limitless color preference* actaallr concentrate w awrjr few shades, k &1*mcMttolb^mHM*Mm*tlt**to? few alone for of mart ME. peak of 19.89 per cent of <ti «an *>W in 1961.— bat a sMngthening trend sine* 1964 hat been toward darker colon. ing officer "what are we looking dangerous from the moment of HUGHES BERMUDA SHORTS REDUCED Large Grp ompanu a / Fin* Apparel for M»n and Boys MASON DAY

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