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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 5, 1966
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A Logical Choice Dr. James D. Bales, professor of Christian doctrine at Harding College in Searcy, is a logical man to be joining Jim Johnson's campaign for governor. Harding College's campus ia headquarters for the National Education Program, which could produce some arguments against such innovations as the income tax and social security. Although Dr. Bales' position on these two non-issues is not well known in this part of the state, it would seem reasonable that he would find sanctuary in the Johnson headquarters. The NEP is a provider of sustenance for every right wing cause and some of its films have been used by the John Birch Society and heaven only knows who else. Dr. Bales' most recent incursion on the front pages of the state's newspapers was as a participant in the debate on evolution, which was held in Little Rock. Dr. Bales, as you might guess, is a Genesis theorist insofar as the question of evolution is concerned. He should find things quite cozy in the Johnson camp. It is to be hoped that Dr. Bales' . personal action in offering his support to Mr. Johnson is an example of the sort of political independence, which someday will be within reach of all Arkansas educators. This hope is based on the assumption that Dr. Bales could have endorsed Brooks Hays, Frank Holt or Winthrop Rockefeller had he chosen to do so.. .without fear of recrimination from his superiors at Harding. If these assumptions are valid, then there is a healthy political atmosphere at Harding which would be salutary on the campuses of our state-supported institutions. * * * It fell the lot of Dr. Ralph A. Phelps, president of Ouachita Baptist University, to point out T. J. Gentry's ambivalent positions regarding Hot Springs gambling. Mr. Gentry is running against John Fogleman for a position on the Arkansas Supreme Court. Mr. Gentry in 1956 as attorney general led some efforts to close gambling in Hot Springs. However, he spoke on behalf of the legalized gambling amendment two years ago. Dr. Phelps finds this record somewhat disturbing. We would suggest that you not give it another thought. Simply vote for John Fogleman, one of the most qualified men ever to offer himself for the Arkansas Supreme Court. (Bailor 5 Hoti in <Ti tPC W^ 'by- Dick Kleiner HOLLYWOOD (NBA) ABC was so successful with Its second season gimmick last year— Batman was the big second season hit - that it looks as though aU the networks will go that route this year. . The three networks already have shows warmed up and ready to go. Just let any show falter badly this fall and out it goes before you can say "Holy Replacement." And chances : are come January AFB, CBS and NBC will lop off the lowest- ranking 25 per cent and slip in some of these new ones. Even before the fall pre- - a truck pulled up in front O l the Memphis house. The driver wanted 'to know where to pul the 800 pounds of lead. Marguerite bad forgotten to tell her husband about that littli purchase. The sheets of lead wert to.line a wading pond. Condon had sent it ./back and now he'd have tc get it back again; • Marguerite, with her six children growing up, is getting more active again. She has discovered a gold mine — singing at conventions. She says sh« does one show and gets more money than when she plays a mieres, I hear that several of (week in a night club. What shf Fully understanding that the public mem- . ory is short and the public will often is weak, still it would be refreshing to hear some mass murderer remembered as something besides "a nice guy with a great sensayumer." Nice guys really don't kill people. Honest. Nice guys, we suppose, sometimes get sick and kill people. That would be for someone else to say. However, the suspicion persists that many Americans can't resist the temptations (any more than they can carry the responsibilities) when suddenly they become an expert on something. If you lived next door to a mass murderer for the past five years, you're an expert on this person. First, there is the temptation to startle. "He was always a nice guy with a great sen- rsayumer." There. That'll do for starters ; because who the hell expects a mass mur- -derer to be "nice" and "humorous?" " Then there is the temptation to disremem- •':ber. There is really no reason to pass along "the information that the youngster as a child .cut off the heads of six neighborhood cats, "now is there? There are two things involved here: our good intentions to do well by every- 'one, and our resolve not to make anyone angry with us and not to face some grisly facts of life. • So we play this little game and we dis- . remember. "He was a good little boy," we recall, leaning especially hard on "good," to give it a maternal ring, "He was a GOOD little boy;" or sometimes lending special emphasis to both "good" and "little" in keeping with the great American dream that though this young man or woman began .life as a "good" person society—the ubiquitous "they" out yonder—done him wrong and what could you expect with rioting in the streets and that man in the White House and Bobby Kennedy horsing around with Africans. Good boys go bad quickly in this society. Mrs. Oswald said her son was "a good boy." We wonder. He renounced the United States of America publicly on more than one occasion and moved to Russia. Not only is this not good, it's not very bright. Certainly, if Jack Ruby's mother (or some of his old family friends from his boyhood neighborhood), were asked he'd be described as a good boy. In his manhood, of course, he was no such thing. He ran a strip joint and his associates were strippers and known and suspected felons. In fact, he was a bad sort. Mothers are beyond the bounds of objectivity when assaying their sons, but just once it would be refreshing to hear a neighbor report: "Yeah, I knew that Adolph Hitler. Frank- j ly, he showed homicidal tendencies even when he was a little kid. I was always scared to death of him." -H.A.H. *?*** <3OOl> CUSTOMER &OrJE BIOSATT AND CROMLFY IN WASHINGTON Cease-Fire Technique Is Red's Not-So-Secret Weapon DON'T cry when you send your boy away to camp this summer. Remember, you're not losing a son. You're gaining two frogs, a turtle, a garter snake and a matched set of field mice.—Plymouth (Wis.) Review. "ON Wednesday the Ladies Aid of the Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale. This will be a good chance to get rid of anything not worth keeping, but too good to throw away. Bring your husband."—Notice in a rural paper. JACOBY ON BRIDGE WEST NORTH 5 41085 V 109 4 A73 *AK743 EAST 4J7432 VK75 V8432 4 K 10 8 64 4Q5 + QJ8 *96 SOUTH (D) AAKQ ¥AQJ6 4 J92 41052 Both vulnerable West North East South 1 N.T. Pass 3 N.Ti Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 6 Our guess is that most players ; would succeed in being set at today's three no - trump contract. They would play a low .diamond from dummy at trick .one. East would, win with the ...queen and return the suit and eventually declarer would lose >l',,four diamonds and either a club "or a heart. There would prob- '-ably be a few comments about ; finesses not working and the • next hand would be dealt. ••;•. An expert woud go right up '".with dummy's ace. of diamonds. Tiien he would lose the heart finesse but no harm would be ;done. The diamond suit would be blocked and expert South •".would make his contract with three spades, three hearts, and .one diamond and two clubs. ;;; This is such an important rase cf an exception to the rule of .i'jecond hand low that it is worth ioalyziug thvoufhly. To itart, with, South only fears a give two or six - one diamond break. Assuming a fourth best lead, East has only one diamond higher than the six. It must be either the king, queen, ten or eight. It is not the eight. West would not open the six from a suit headed by king- queen-ten. Thus it is one of tbe three higher cards. M it is the king or queen the play of the ace will lead to a block of the diamond suit while the ordinary play of second hand low will permit Wes to establish the suit right away If it is the ten, the ace play will lose, while the duck will be really successful. Thus, the ace play is not sure thing. It is only a two to one favorite but those odds are good enough. "Wilson's got to be kidding—expecting US to accept on austerity program!" By RAY CROMLEY Washington Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON (NEA) For two decades, the cease- fire has been a major Communist military weapon. A cease-fire, with the United States as moderator, enabled Mao Tse-tung's Communists to take over China. It gave them the time and the safety from attack they needed to arm themselves with weapons the Japanese surrendered at the end of World War II. Mao's armies were militarily weak, had few arms and little ammunition. The Japanese were surrendering large quantities of weapons to anyone on hand. The Chinese Communists needed a breathing spell to get those arms to their scattered troops. The cease-fire gave them that period of safety. They kept the truce only long enough to finish the refitting. When they began to lose in Korea, the Chinese Reds called for truce talks. These talks halted the big U.S. drive north. The Chinese stalled while they built up their local forces, corrected their basic weaknesses in weapons and equipment. This build-up meant that a | the Reds. Inspection teams fail- resumed U.S. advance w o u 1 d ! ed in North Korea and Laos. I have been much more costly. It put the United States in a weaker bargaining position, enabled Mao to put through an agreement so impotent he broke it openly and repeatedly. Hanoi used the Laotian talks to strengthen its military positions. In South Viet Nam, a cease- fire would give the Communists a free hand to recruit and train additional troops and to infiltrate more arms and men. The Control Commission in Viet Nam has set a dismal record. There are thousands of Viet Cong pockets in South Viet Nam Each would have to be policed with units acceptable to both sides. The Red members of each unit would bar visits to critical areas or stall them. By the time the inspectors arrived, what they sought to see would be hidden or moved. . The job would be like trying to keep track of smuggling in a the new shows are already in trouble. So it looks as if it will be a jolly year for casualties. Marguerite Piazza sat in her hotel room here and called her husband in Memphis to see about having the snuff truck pick up the Mary Poppins lamp. If you're rich and beautiful, these are the kind of problems you face every day. Miss Piazza, the sexy soprano is married to William Condon, a Memphis industrialist w h 6 manufactures snuff, among other things. If you thought snuff was passe, sniff again. Marguerite says it's big business and, once a week, Condon's company sends a truckload of snuff to Los Angeles. You gee, it's not to sneeze at. She had bought a lamp from the Mary Poppins set — wouldn't your, kid love one? — and now she had to figure out how to get it home. So that's where the snuff truck, on its- return trip, came in. Only trouble was that Condon had arranged forthe truck to pick up a load of raisins. Will there be room for the lamp among the raisins? Tune in next week. Life in the Condon borne must be full of surprises. While she was here — all this came out during the phone conversation Most of the Communist mili- state of 15 million. If there tary organization is underground Supply routes are secret. Open inspection would be like watching the Cosa Nostra and its supply lines with no undercover men. * * * A cease - fire couldn't stop Viet Cong assassinations, kid- were 200,000 smugglers, most of whom had a bevy of relatives, if every Police smuggler • control team of two consisted of one policeman and one smuggler. It staggers the Imagination. Asian Communist leaders brag about their cease - fire techniques. In private talks in China nappings and other terrorist at-'in World War II, som of these tacks, now at the rate of 11,000 to 17,000 a year. It couldn't stop Red guerrilla troops from attacking whenever they wanted. In every case, as in China, they'd claim the other side had started the firing. The inspection teams the United States deployed in China after World War II didn't stop men were quite frank. In a war, they said, a man uses all the means at his command. "We fight when we're winning," said one top Communist. "When things aren't going well, then we call for talks or a truce to give us time to consolidate our gains for another push later." Sunday School Lesson- By RALPH W. LOEW, D.D. At a recent national convention, a statement concerning the relations of church and state was under consideration. The comment had been thoroughly debated and the moment for the final vote was at hand. At that precise juncture, a delegate arose to make an amendment which would have added the words of the "Pledge of Allegiance." It might have been a sticky parliamentary problem ; for to vote for its exclusion was like voting against one's country. Or voting in opposition to motherhood. The presiding of' ficer handled the issue skillfully and the event passed. Yet it's remembered as a symbol of the way in which we attempt to take good words of faith in all of the areas of life and turn them Into fetishes. The Pledge of Allegiance is a rather recent addition to the American statement of national purpose. Written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, its amend' ment occurred in 1954 when the words "under God" were added. Children have joined with Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News Friday, 5, 1966 Page Four adults in this much - quoted pledge which deserves better than inane usage, banality or oversentimentalizalion. The Pledge of Allegiance raises the important issue of values guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. We are assured that liberty and justice are not political gifts. These were not gratuities dispensed by the gov. ernment to lawabiding citizens. We witness to the world that these are inalienable rights. They grow out of the very nature of man. They have deep spiritual rootage. Without consideration and constant scrutiny, such a pledge can become so meaningless that it could repeated by a person In any number of situations with out thought. For instance, the generally gentle, civilized and cultured citizens of South Africa can tolerate a government which places its critics under house arrest. So a man who criticizes the racial policies of that government is in danger of being denied the right of attending a public meetjng, visiting with his relatives after dark and denied any of the privileges of society Yet this can be justified by men who dub a man such as Alan Paton as an enemy of the state. Any of us rationalize our compromises with our ideals and justify our injustices while all the time "pledging allegiance." "My definition of a free society," said Adlai Stevenson, "is a society where it is safe to be unpopular." It is in this understanding of the rights which guarantee our responsibilities which defend our rights that we find the expres< sion of liberty and justice. This fine statement deserves to be more than a pious platitude or empty cliche. It ought to be more than just a kind of empty seal of patriotism. It demands that daily scrutiny of liberty and of justice, the recommittal of an individual to something more than just mouthing the words. Varnish, which dates back to prehistoric times, comes from a tree found in China and Jap»n. It yields a milky juice from which varnish or lacquer is prepared. The name itself comes from th« corruption of the name of an Egyptian queen. Ptolemy III save this name to a certain kind of reiin then und because it matched the color of tbe hair of hit queen. 75 Years Ago -In BlytheYille Eighty .National Guardsmen Tom Blytheville joined some 3,000 others from Arkansas today in a move to Camp Polk, La. by truck and train for their annual two week encampment. Mrs. Charles Crigger Jr. invited, 2,0 members of Blytheville's social set to call at the Country Club between 10 and 12 to greet Miss Patricia McKenzie of San Francisco, Calif., bride elect of Charles Crigger III. Mrs. Melvin H a 1 s e 11 and daughter, Dianne. are spending the weekend in St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Jernigan and son, left today for Jackson, Miss, to make their home. really wants, though, is a good Broadway musical, a. television show of her own and the Mary Pippins lamp in the.snuff truck. Of course, Howard Duff hopes that his new ABC series — Felony Squad —is a hit. But it isn't exactly the series he signed to do. When this one was first con. ceived, it was supposed to bi "the Peyton Place of the cops." But the network bought it and then insisted on a c o m p 1 e 11 change of concept. The charao ters were retained, but now II is a straight cops - and- rating! show. "I wasn't sure about t.h« switch at first," Duff said, "bul I went along with it." Now he likes the idea. They'ri filming it mostly on location in and around Los Angeles. Last year, Duff was mostly i director. He turned out six Camp Runamucks. "But I found," he says, "thai I couldn't sleep. So now I'm back to acting." Of course, it might'not have been directing which disturbed his sleep. Maybe-it was Camp Runamuck. THE RT-VTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIEK NB1V6 CO. H. W. HA1NES. PUBLISHER HARRY A. HAINES Assistant t'ubllsner-Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Snle National Advertising Representative Wallace Wltraer Co. New torfcv Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta. .-Mtmpllll Second-class postage paid at BIrthevilie, Ark. Member of the Associated Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bj carrier In the citj ol Blvtht. ville or any suburban town when earner service Is maintained 35c pel week S1.50 tier month. By mail within a radlui ol 31 mile:.. $8.00 per year 55 00 for su months. $3.00 for three months, b) mall, outside 50 mile radius «18.0I per rear parable tn advance. 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